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Cornwall, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1848

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Cornwall Immigrant Ship 28 April 1848 - 11 August 1848

Cornwall arrived 11 Aug 1848, Captain James Couch master with a crew of 50 seamen, 900 ton ship from England on 28 Apr 1848 to Port Phillip. Surgeon Superintendent Dr Baker had 6 births and only 3 deaths, one being newborn among the 278 assisted emigrant passengers.

William Standring, a young blacksmith from Yorkshire complained that some female immigrants were allowed to sit in the cooler area of the upper deck. Case dismissed, as his witnesses contradicted him.

"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 88 begins a chapter on the Cornwall, including a description of the voyage.

William Ball 24, from Banwell went to work for Mr Bene of Melbourne Henry Bindon 20 from Barnwell went to work at the Crown Hotel, Melbourne Elias Cannon 21 and Mary Ann 22 both from Babcary John Cullis 41 from Bristol with Elizabeth 39, from Whitehale, with Selina 20, Margaret/Mary Ann 18, John 17, Fenella 15, Elizabeth 13, Mordecai 10, Matilda 8 and Lydia 7 William Delay 18 from Weston-super-Mare, died in the Government depot on 22 Oct Esther Ferres, nee Chancellor, 64 a widow from Stanton-Drew, paid 13/9/6 for her passage, came with other relatives, and went to work for Job Godber, a carpenter of Collingwood. George Gale 37 , Eliza 37, George 14 baptised 30 Mar 1834, William 12 baptised 11 Oct 1836 and James 9 all from Wayford William Stenner 47, Elizabeth 44, John 22, Elizabeth 20, Martha 18, Mary 12, Kate 4. William son of Ann and John Stenner from Minehead, wed Oct 1823 to Elizabeth Tame at Newington. Dau Elizabeth wed John Randle, a fellow passenger of the Cornwall. William Sydenham 43, Elizabeth 42, Mary Anne 21, Elizabeth 19, Hannah Maria 15, Selina 13, William 11, Samuel 8 John Robert 5 and Lydia 3. William born 1798 in Tiverton and baptised in Puddington 1801, 3rd son of widower Samuel Sydenham wed 1798 to widow Mary Gill, wed 16 Apr 1827 to Elizabeth Woolacott, dau of Elizabeth Phillips and Robert Woolacott. William Wilton


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