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Cornwall, Immigrant Voyage to New South Wales 1839

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The voyage of the Cornwall to New South Wales in 1839

The Cornwall was a 870 ton sailing ship which left Gravesend on 12 May 1839 and arrived 1 September 1839.....

18 children died on board.....

Excerpt from the journal of T Hatfull who siled on the Cornwall....

"The Cornwall East India-man of 873 tons burden Class 1.Q., J. Somes Esq. owner., commanded by J.Cow Esq., left Deptford on Sunday May 5th 1839. towed by two steamboats and passed Greenwich Hospital at 3 o’clock p.m. She arrived at Gravesend at dusk the same evening, the following day the sailors were busy about the ships rigging etc. On Tuesday the 7th she received on board 387 Emigrants, Kentish People, comprising 150 men, 94 women & 143 children under 15 years, bound for Sidney, New South Wales."


SHIP NEWS from The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) of Monday the 2nd of September 1839, Page 2.

BY THE CORNWALL.

The Cornwall arrived from London, yesterday, with 374 Government emigrants, all of whom are in a healthy state, and out of so many we have only to announce the death of 18 infants ; 5 were born during the voyage. The cleanliness of the vessel, and general good conduct of every one on board, shew how efficient must have been the manage-ment of the Captain, Surgeon and Officers. The emigrants, consist principally of farming men and laborers, there are also a few mechanics, the greater part appear to be very respectable. Captain Cow reports having spoken the Glenbervie from Sydney, bound to London, on the 3rd July, in latitude 30 ° 27' and longitude 31 ° 30' west, all well. On the 9th June, she spoke the Lady Raffles, from Ply-mouth the 12th May, bound to Sydney, with bounty emigrants, all well, in lat. 11° 34' N., and long. 25° 7' West.


Shipping Intelligence from The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) of Tuesday the 3rd of September 1839, Page 2.

From London, ...... whence she sailed the 12th May, the ship Cornwall, 873 tons, Captain Cow, with 374 Government Emigrants, under the superintendence of Gilbert King, Esq., surgeon. Passenger, Captain Lewis.


Advertising from the Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839 - 1843) of Tuesday the 3rd of September 1839, Page 4.

Immigrants.

THE undermentioned Immigrants, who arrived by the Cornwall, from London, under the superintendence of Dr. King, R. N., will be landed This Day (Tuesday) at the Government Barracks, Bent-street.

Persons desirous of engaging their services, should apply forthwith to the Superintendant at the Barracks.

FAMILIES.

Agricultural Labourers.......... 48
Bricklayers .................. 2
Brickmakers .................. 3
Butchers ................... 2
Baker ........................ 1
Bailiff ....................... 1
Cook ........................ 1
Carpenters ................... 2
Farmer and Miller ............ 1
Papermaker ................... 1
Potter.......... ............. 1
Sawyers....................... 4
Shepherds .................... 8
Thatcher and Farmer .......... 1
Wheelwright ................ 1
.....................................72


SINGLE MALES.

Agricultural Labourers ........ 44
Brass Founder ...... ...... 1
Bricklayer .................... 1
Carters ...................... 3
Carpenters... ................. 2
Coachman .................... 1
Gardener .................... 1
Grooms ..................... 5
House Servants ................ 2
Miller and Farm Labourer ...... 1
Shepherds ................... 5
Teacher .....................1
Tailor ........................ 1
Wheelwright .................. 1
.................................... 69


SINGLE FEMALES.

Childrens' Maids .............. 5
Dressmakers ................... 2
Farm Servants ..... .......... 4
General Servants .............. 2
Housemaids .................. 10
Nursemaid....,............... 1
........................................ 25

Sources

  • http://graememoad.com/Family2/Ships/Cornwall.html
  • SHIP NEWS The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Monday 2nd of September 1839, Page 2: [1]
  • Shipping Intelligence The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Tuesday the 3rd of September 1839, Page 2: [2]
  • Advertising Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839 - 1843) of Tuesday 3rd of Sep 1839, Page 4: [3]
  • Assisted Immigrants (digital) Shipping Lists from the New South Wales State Archives and Records: [4]


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