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The voyage of the ASCENDANT to South Australia in 1850 - 1851

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Date: 22 Sep 1850 to 15 Jan 1851
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The voyage of the ASCENDANT to South Australia in 1850 - 1851

The ASCENDANT 1851 from Diane Cummings Bound For South Australia website

The ASCENDANT 562 tons barque,

from London September 22nd 1850 via Plymouth October 3rd 1850, with Captain Robert Spencer, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia on January 15th, 1851

The first ship from England to South Australia with government passengers for 1851.

The South Australian REGISTER reported (January 16, 1851): The long looked-for ship the ASCENDANT has at length arrived, and we are now enabled to welcome to our shores Mr George Fyfe ANGAS, ESQ., one whose name is honourably identified with South Australia from the commencement of its political existence.

George Fife ANGAS was born on 1 May 1789 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, (Religion: Baptist)

He worked as a Merchant, politician and pastoralist, and died aged 90 in 1879 at his residence Lindsay House, Angaston, near Adelaide SA.

He married Rosetta French in London. Their children were Rosetta French (1813-1898), Sarah Lindsay (1816-1898), Emma (1818-1885), George French (1822-1886), John Howard (1823-1904), Mary Ann (1826-1831), and William Henry (1832-1879).

His son John (previously arrived in 1843 on board the MADRAS from London) came to the Port to greet his parents and brother William. That evening Mrs Angus travelled to town with her sons. Mr Angas preferred not to leave the vessel until noon the next day. The colonists intend to demonstrate their high esteem at a reception, in recognition of his early and successful efforts in the formation of the colony, the large stake he ventured in it, and his unremitting exertions on behalf of South Australia from the moment it struggled into existence.

The Immigrant Ship Ascendant (January 15 1851)

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from the South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) of Thursday 16 January 1851, Page 2.



Wednesday, January 15— The barque Ascendant 562 tons, Spencer, master, from London 22nd September, and Plymouth 3rd October. Passengers— George Fife Angas, Esq., Mrs Angas, Messrs. William Angas, Henry Brazil, Edward Ridpath, and Coode, Mr Fox and six children, Mr Kay, Mr Gammon ( Religious Instructor), and Mr Rock (Surgeon-superintendent), in the cabin ; and 254 Govern-ment emigrants, viz. :—

William Brown, George Bassett, Henry Buddle wife and two children, Robert Bull wife and child, E Chapling, B Cotton wife and child, W Cubley, J Dunn, M Elliott, Ellen M Eblet, Robert Egginton wife and two children, John Fordor wife and four children, George and Sarah Healey, J A Huggins, W Hassell wife and two children, E Jarvis, Wm Kirk, Phoebe Langford, James and Jane Sadgrove and two children, J Michael, R Morgan, W and C Morgan and two children, Arch Macpherson wife and six children, Noah Nicholls, E Plumpin, John Rouse wife and three children. W W Rouse, W H Russell wife and five children, D Shawe, James Smith, A Shawe wife and three children, S A Stout, Emma Smith, Marion Shawe, P White, Mary White, W Wright, W and S White and child, J and C Wilson and four children, R and E Browning and seven children, Henry Bastier wife and eight children, Ambrose and Ann Bray, Henry Buttrick wife and five children, D Berry wife and six children, J Blight wife and child, John Cocks, P Coleman, M Connor, P Cullen wife and child, Aaron and Eliza Cole, Silas and Anne Cole, P Doyle, E Pringle, Alice D'Arcy, John Dentham wife and four children, W Grenfell wife and four children, G Callagher, S and E George, W Gordon wife and child, M Hogan, Rd Jenkins, Hugh Kelly, J Keats, Mary Kelly, J Leonard wife and three children, J Samson wife and two children, Peter McCarthy and family, Thos and W C Martin, M Murphy, P Maughan, S Moore, E Brown, M Mayer and family, Dorothy Nolan, Sarah Needs, Margaret and Charlotte Osborne, Jane O'Brien, Sally, Henry, John, and Thomasine Prout, Henry Pearce and family, J Quinn, P Reynold, W Ryan, J Sleeman, S and R Trenouth, J Trevar and wife, J Treloar, Ellen Jubin, Susan Trewartha, Anne Trewar, Ann Tottle, Lavinia Thomas, John Jape wife and child, J Kenning, J White, E W R Whiteman, J Littleton wife and eight children. John Lane and family, and S Jones and family.

Deaths: Mrs Fox, cabin passenger ; W. H. Blight, aged 6 months; B. Barry, 16 years ; S. Prout, 54; E. Lane, 1; Mrs Pearce, 54; Thos. Bastian, 6 months ; M. Leonard, 2 years ; Wm Grenfell, 57 ; A. M Broom, 1 month; Jane Cullen, 8; A. Lampria, 13; and A. Bowering, 13.

Births: Mrs Lampria, girl ; Mrs Bull, boy ; Mrs J. Broom, boy ; and Mrs Cole, boy.

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