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The Voyage of the British Sovereign to the South Australian Colony in 1847

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Date: About Apr 1847 to 17 Jul 1847
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The Voyage of the British Sovereign to the South Australian Colony in 1847

The British Sovereign sailed from London in early April 1847 - Arriving at Port Adelaide on Saturday, July 17, 1847. Via Plymouth on the 13th of April, 1847. Its master was Captain J. Cow and the Surgeon-superintendent was George Myers. They were in charge of 206 emigrants from the counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Cornwall,

The Newspaper coverage of the day included:

THE "BRITISH SOVEREIGN," FROM LONDON in the Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904) of Saturday 24th of July 1847, Page 6. [1]


Thanks to our rising fortunes, we seldom go to press, now a-days, without having to notify arrivals of importance to the colony ; and this week we have a large emigrant ship bringing also a valuable cargo from England. . . , .

The emigrant ship British Sovereign, from London and Plymouth, arrived on Saturday evening, last, after a voyage of ninety-five days from the port of final departure, which she quitted on the 13th April.

The emigrants, who are from the counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Cornwall, comprise 38 married couples, 25 single men, 32 single women, and 73 children, making 206 in all. The deaths, including only young children or infants, amounted to seven, and the births were five.

The male passengers include 27 Cornish miners, and a number of agricultural labourers from the midland counties named.

The voyage was a very " harmonious' one, scarcely a single altercation worth naming having occurred during the passage from England to this Province...

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE from the South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) of Saturday 24th of July 1847, Page 4. [2]

Government emigrants by the British Sovereign, arrival reported in our last — Samuel Bolt wife and child, Matthew Burdett wife and four children, Avery Burdett, John Burrdett , Sarah Burdett, Wm. Boothby wife and one child, Wm. Briggs wife and four children, Caleb Briggs, Elizabeth Briggs, Ann Briggs, Sarah Briggs, Joseph Dix wife and five children, Sarah Deane, Martha Deane, Elizabeth Deane, John Edwards wife and four children, Wm. Edwards, Mary Ann Edwards, James Meadows, Joseph Morton wife and three children, John Pratt wife and three children, John Pearce wife and two children, Geo. Palmer wife and one child, Thos. Peerson wife and four children, Louisa Peer son, Abraham Russell wife and four children, Eliza Russell, Wm. Russell, James Russell. Samuel Smith wife and four children, Manning Sinith, Wm Sherwood and wife, Robert Scolea, Ruth Turner, Edward White wife and child, John Waples wife and four children, Robert Ladlow wife and one child, Thomas Kennell, Henry Carne and wife, Geo. Craze wife and five children, Lavinia Clement, Jenifer Cornelius, Manny Cornelius, Thomas Cornelius and wife, Patience Edwards, Peter Eddy, Wm. Glasson and wife, Richard Edwards, Nathaniel Hawke, James R. Hen wood and wife, John Hawke and wife, Grace Hawke, Jas. Harris and wife, Thomas Hosking wife and one child, Mary Hosking, Edwin Johns and wife, Mary Johns, Elizabeth Johns, Benj. James. Jno. H. Moyle wife and one child, Walter Moyle, Cuthbert Moyle, Peter Moyle, Robt. Moyle wife and one child, John May and wife, John Reed and wife, William Kundlo wife and three children, Richard Stephens wife and four children, Abigail H. Stephens, Ann Stephens, Richard Stephens, Thomis Stephens, Joseph Tregcur wife and three children, James Tonkin wife and two children, Elizabeth Tonkin, Mary Tonkin Martha Tonkin, William Henry Treloar wife and six children, Wm. Treloar, John Treloar, Thomas Treloar, Ann Treloar, Elizabeth Treloar, Bennett Treloar, Elizabeth Terrel, Josiah John Walters and wile, Eliza B. Williams, Joseph Warne wife and four chil-dren, Mary Warne, Louisa Warne., Eliza Warne, Win. Henry Warne, John Warne, Thomas White, Selina Garland. John Moyle.


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