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Java 1847

Ship Arrivals to Western Australia
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Category: Java (1811)

Java, (1811 ship) - - In 1841 Java was sold to Joseph Somes, London. He chartered her to the British government as a troop carrier visiting North America, the West Indies, South Africa and New Zealand.[5]
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Convict Ship Java 1833
Pensioner Guards 96 - Regiment Tree
ARRIVED. (1847, Feb) [1] —On the 22nd instant, the troop ship Java, 1175 tons, Captain Parker, R. N., from Hobart Town.—Passengers, Lt. Boys, late of H.M.S. Childers, Lt. Col. St. Maur, six officers, and 300 men of H.M 51st. Regt., Capt. Bush, Lt. McGill, Ensign Jones, and Asst. Surgeon De Lisle, 105 men of H.M. 96th Regt.

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Edmund Ashworth (1818-1888) - arr. 1847 [2] per Java from Hobart with his Regt.
ALCOTT. (Capt) T. arr. 22.2.1847 per Java In command of detachment of 96th Regt, dep. 5.1849 per Radcliffe.
ALLHAN. (Ensign) E.G . of 96th Regt. Arr. 22 .2.1847 per Java. Dep. 11.1848 per Water Lily for Eastern Australia, returned 1.1849 per John Bagshaw & left with the 96th Regt . 5.1849 .
ARCHER, (Pte) Elias of 96th Regt. Stationed in WA 1847- 1849.
ATKINSON, (Pte) Crispin George, of 96th Regt. Stationed in WA 1847- 1849 .
AYRES, (Pte) James of 96th Regt , stationed in WA 1847-1849 . At Albany 1847 .
BOWRA, (Pte) John William Atlee. b . 1623, d. 30.4.1898 (Perth) , arr . 2.1847 per Java with 96th Regt. Discharged 4. 1849.
BROWN. (Pte) John Loring. b .. 1827. of 96th Regt. Stationed in WA 1847-1849. arr. 22.2.1847 per Java, m. 29. 3.1849 (Bunbury) M. HAGUIRE b .1830. At Perth 1849 & dep. possibly with Regt 5.1849 per Radcliffe for India.
BUSH, (Major) Robert. arr. with 96th Regt. 22.2.1847 per Java, dep. 18.5.1849 per Radcliffe for Calcutta accompanied by wife Emily (nee Griffiths). 2 chd b. WA Alfred b. 1847 & Eliza H b. 1848. Stationed at Perth where they were leaders in the social of the colony.
COGGLE. (Pte) Owen, b. 1815, d. 3.2.1878. of 96th Regt. stationed in WA 1847-1849. Arr. 22.2.1847 per Java. m. 18.6.1853 (Perth) Elizabeth SPENCER (Widow).

Ships' names

Radcliffe - Ratcliff - Ratcliffe
These names are used in various places and contexts, but they could be the same Ship depending on the reference dates.
The detachment left for Calcutta on 18 May 1849 with the regiment
THE INDEPENDENT JOURNAL. (1849, May 25). The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News (WA : 1848 - 1864), p. 2. Retrieved June 8, 2021 The following letter was received on Tuesday from Major Bush, of the detachment of the 96th regiment
Sailed—On the 19th instant, the ship Radcliffe, Philipson, master, for India, in ballast. [3]
Passengers— Major Bush, Mrs. Bush, and three children ; Major Cheape; Lieuts. Mundell, Allman, Lees, and Jones ; Assistant-Surgeon De Lisle ; 157 non-commissioned officers and men of the 96th Regiment, 11 women, and 26 children.

THE INQUIRER .Occulta vitia inquirer. WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1849. (1849, May 23). Inquirer (Perth, WA : 1840 - 1855), p. 2. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65739021


  1. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE (1847, February 27). The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal
    (WA : 1833 - 1847), p. 2. Retrieved June 8, 2021
  2. The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians,
    pre-1829-1888. compiled by Rica Erickson
  3. Shipping Intelligence. (1849, May 23). Inquirer (Perth, WA : 1840 - 1855), p. 2. Retrieved June 8, 2021

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