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Voyages of the William Stevenson (1849)

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Date: 1849
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"William Stevenson" 729/807 tons, 3 mast ship rig. (Lloyds revised tonnage ratings during life of vessel) Built 1849 Quebec,. 141.6 x 29.9x 21.6, by Gibson & Co. from London.


Sept. 5.- The ship William Stevenson, W. Williams, master, 800 tons, from London, 18th May and Plymouth 27th May. 141 passenger s, 62 needle women.
Passengers per William Stevenson—Dr Qualtrugh, and wife, Mrs Harwood, Mr Cox and Miss Huntingdon in the cabin, and the following passengers for Adelaide, Port Phillip, or Sydney ;—James Phillips, wife, and 6 children, James and Alfred Morris, Thos. Harwood, wife, and child, Isaac Elworthy, Mary and Ann Barnett, Henry Magle, Wm. Masters, J. Pigdon, F. Theobald, Alfred Forster, John Perry, and wife, J. Robinson, Isabella Hind, and 2 children, Henry Bracker, Henry Baalam, John Cooper, Charles Mainlang, Maria ditto, John Calthorpe, Robert Bayliss, J. W. Hall, Peter Ryan, William Duncan, and wife, M. Cox, Joseph Allen, J. Alderdin, John Baran, wife, and child, James White, R. Huntingdon, wife, and 2 children, J. Whewell, Mary Beevor, G. G. Wharton, Alexander Robert and John Stewart, Jane Ellen and Mary Somes, S. Keithley, wife, and 4 children, David Gall, and wife, James Boyd, B. Limthorn, Elizabeth Sandford, Frederick Gardner, and 62 distressed needle women in the intermediate.
Masters: Williams, Thomas
Origin: London
Depart Date: Friday, May 17, 1850
Destination: Port Adelaide
Arrive Date: Wednesday, September 4, 1850
October 24.—The ship William Stevenson, 806 tons, Williams, master, for Melbourne, with 57 original passengers, and original cargo from London.
William Stevenson, ship
(Capt. Thomas Williams) 806 tons.
Arr. 10.11.50 from London (11.5.1850) via Adelaide.
(There 2.9.1850 to 26.10.1850)
Ship: William Stevenson
Place of Departure: Melbourne
Date of Arrival: 1850-11-25
Status: P
Reel No: 1277
Index Number: 43
Arrest. — On Tuesday evening, the 24th ultimo, as the ship William Stevenson, bound from this port to London via Callao, was proceeding down the harbour, and when nearing the heads, "Thomas Williams" (master) was arrested by (Mr. Brown) the Sheriff's officer under a warrant amounting to the sum of £500, at the instance of the Surgeon Superintendent. The ship was brought back into " Watson's Bay," and the Captain not finding the required bail, was lodged in the city gaol. On Friday the matter was compromised, and the Captain allowed to proceed with the ship.


  • Brought coal to Albany, Western Australia. Left London March 3, 1852, arrived Albany July 12,1852.
Albany, July 12,1852.
The ship William Stevenson, 806 tons, T. Williams, master, from London, March 3, arrived the 3rd instant. Passengers Capt. Doutty, Master Doutty, Clayton Howard, Esq. Cargo-1050 tons coal, 50 casks bottled beer, 231 deals, R. M. S. Company.


[From The Register of 1855.]
— Friday, February 2. 1855. —
The emigrant ship William Stevenson arrived yesterday, 85 days from Liverpool. The ship was in charge of the chief officer, as her commander was suffering from brain fever. Five deaths and three births occurred during the voyage. The number of persons who arrived was 282.
Thursday, February 1—The ship William Stevenson, 806 tons, Williams, master.
From Liverpool November 7, 1854.
Doutty, Heward and Co., Town; CresswelL, Port, agents.
Mr. Wm. Campbell, surgeon-superintendent;
Government emigrants—-Atkinson 5, Balmore 3, Burrett 5, Barron 4, Blyth 2, Burkhill 4, Broadfoot 7, Craig 4, Cain 4, Chambers 3, Donaldson 5, Fyfe 6, Fyfe 5, Flemming 4, Gillan 3, Greeumond 4, Goulding 4, Hardy 4, Hogan 2, Jenkinson 2, Jolly 3, McGeoch 4, Morrison 3, McLean 2, Morris 2, McKay 2, McGeorge 4, McGregor 4, Muirhead 9, Nelson 2, Oxford 4, Rigby 2, Ryan 4, Boss 2, Reid 2, Sinclair 4, Stewart 4, Strong 3, Strong 4, Sharp 2, Stoner 2, Shakeshaft 4, Taylor 5,Travers 2, Veilch 6, Woodfolk 6, Whitford 3, Wheatley 3, Wilson 4, Young 3, Young 2, Stewart 4, McLean 2, Mcintosh, Drousfield 6, Barr 6.
Single women—Anderson 2, Barr, Brusenham, Balmore, Burrett 3, Carmichael, Connelly 2, Donaldson, Dow, Dugan 2, Forrestal, Doherty, Flim, Flemming, Fraser, Fyfe, Galbraith, Grimmond, Hardman, Hogan, Ryan, Hamilton, Haren, Hogan, Houleheim, Muirhead, Ryan, McDonald 2, McNamara 3, Strong, Stewart, Scott, Thomson 2, Veilch, Wheatley, Woodward, Young.
Single men—Brews, Brusenham 2, Carmichael, Conolly 2, Keane, Duggan, Doherty, Ryan, Fyfe 2, Forrestal, Hogan 5, Houlchan, Muirhead, McNamara, Neill, Ryan 2,O'Loughlin, Thompson, Woolfolk, and Seddon.

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