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Tynemouth Bride Ship Passengers

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The 60 women[1] were sponsored by the Columbia Emigration Society & the Female Middle-Class Emigration Society and were under the charge of Reverend William Richard Scott and chaperoned by Mrs. James (Isabella) Robb.

The Tynemouth arrived the night of September 18, 1862 in Esquimalt harbour, Victoria, British Columbia.

Passenger List:[2]

  1. Catherine A. Abington married Edward Wilson on August 26, 1863, Victoria BC
  2. Emily Birt Abington married John Teague on July 16, 1863, Victoria BC
  3. Harriet Barnett married George Barnett on January 10, 1863, Victoria BC (related somehow?
  4. Sarah Baylis married Jonathan Hay Brown
  5. Emily Berry to be married to a Mr Cave (catechist at Nanaimo) note of Apr 20, 1863
  6. Mary Butter (Butten)
  7. Mary L. Chase married E H Mack on March 7, 1863, Victoria BC
  8. Matilda E. Coats
  9. Emily H. Cooper
  10. Marin Cooper married Francois Fabre
  11. Margaret Crawle married Thomas Brown Lewis
  12. Frances Curtis (Mrs.) (chaperone) married Jules Boucherat and Peter Lind. Mother to Isabel.
  13. Isabel Julia Curtis, daughter to Frances, married Thomas George Askew on Sep 25, 1868, Victoria BC (date not verified). The couple had eight children and owned/operated a sawmill in Chemainus.[3]
  14. Marry Devilly
  15. S. Maria Duren possibly married Dr. John Chipp(s) [Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-ships]
  16. Amelia Eggington married Charles Smallwood
  17. Eliza Jane Evans
  18. Mary Evans was a teacher at British Columbia's first public school. She married Edward Cody Johnson in Yale in 1863.[4] They were survived by two sons and a daughter.
  19. Margaret Faussett married John Jessop on March 30, 1868, Victoria BC, both teachers
  20. Jane Fisher
  21. Minnie Gillan[5] married John Cox[6] in 1869 in Victoria BC, they had fourteen children together[7]
  22. Sophia Growing
  23. Mary Ann Hack
  24. Mary Hales
  25. Theresa Hirsch (Hersch) married Jacob Miller, June 30, 1863, Victoria BC
  26. Mary Hodges married John A. Bunter, changed her name to Esther Hurst. See "Sisters or Strangers?"
  27. Georgina J. Holmes married John Stevens
  28. Helen Holmes married William Thomas Leigh
  29. Julia Louisa Hurst married Thomas Robert Mitchell, September 26, 1863, Victoria BC
  30. Ann Joyce
  31. Mary King
  32. Sarah Lovegrove - married Royal Engineer Philip Jackman[8]
  33. Georgina Macdonald married Robert Wallace
  34. Jane Macdonald
  35. Janet Ann Macdonald married James Hill Lawson
  36. Louise Macdonald married William Lawson
  37. Mary Macdonald - she married Peter Leech, a one-time gold miner who was by then Victoria’s respectable city engineer.[9]
  38. Sydney Macdonald married Matthew George Staples on October 10, 1871, Victoria BC
  39. Ellen Magowen married Thomas Henry Cudlip in Sapperton in 1865. Sister to Katie.
  40. Catherine "Katie" Magowen married Capt. James Anthony Clarke in 1865. Sister to Ellen. Their husbands owned a hotel together.[10] Katie and James had seven children.
  41. Augusta Jane Morris married William Bentley
  42. Emily Ann Morris married Joseph Farr and Donald C. McGillivray
  43. Jane Eliza Victoria Ogilve (Ogilvie) married Francois Chappron, October 10, 1863, Victoria BC
  44. Sophia Picken
  45. Emma Quinn married James Ellard
  46. Mary Renes married Jacob Frederick Nelson
  47. Catherine A. Rendrich
  48. Eliza Reynolds (and son William)
  49. Jane Anne Saunders - Jane Saunders fulfilled her dream of riches, parlaying her late husbands biscuit company into a business empire with the help of her seven children. This led local wags to call their home the Cracker Castle.[9] Married Samuel Nesbitt April 16, 1863, Victoria BC
  50. Jane Georgina Sentzenich married William Ferris Harrison
  51. Sophia Shaw - married on January 15, 1863 in Victoria, BC a wealthy Cariboo miner, Mr. Pioneer[11]
  52. Emma Helen Tammadge married Richard Henry Alexander
  53. Charlotte Townsend - married Alfred Allatt Townsend (no relation)[7]
  54. Louisa Townsend - married Edward Mallandaine[12]
  55. Bertha Rosamond Wilson married Edmund Abraham Wadhams
  56. Florence M.B. Wilson


  1. "Haphazard History: The bride ships of Europe"
  2. "Brideship revisited: The Tynemouth List" (part 1) (part 2)
  3. "Research reveals portrait of pioneer"
  4. "Crinoline cargo" (part 1) (part 2)
  5. Victoria Harbour History: Minnie Gillan
  6. The Real Royal Engineers: Sapper John Cox
  7. 7.0 7.1 Johnson, Peter Wilton. Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-ships
  8. http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/community-stories_histoires-de-chez-nous/philip-jackman/story/royal-engineer-philip-jackman/
  9. 9.0 9.1 https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/women/crinoline-cargo
  10. "Capt. J. A. Clarke's Death"
  11. Sisters Or Strangers: Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History
  12. https://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/robinson/murder/castofcharacters/1701en.html

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