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The barque Stirlingshire 1841-1887

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My recent research has uncovered evidence of a previous vessel, a brig of 217 tons, also called the Stirlingshire, and also associated with William Abercrombie Esq., coming from Calcutta in 1836 to Launceston, before sailing to Sydney, then to Port Phillip, back to Georgetown (and maybe Launceston), before sailing to New Zealand in late 1836, returning to Sydney in early 1837.
 
 Don Armitage 27 Nov 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Captains of the Stirlingshire

 December 12th 1849 -          Arthur Devlin

1849                                     Joseph Ayers

1849-1855                            Christopher Gwatkin

1856 for Scruttons                 Edward Partridge of Bermondsey

1856-1858                           Thomas Miles

1859                                     Henry Cumming

1863                                     Charles John Grummer? (spelling very uncertain)

1863             “                        Augustus Edward Dalzell Morris
1864                                       Edward Partridge (2205)

1864-5                                  Clement Day

1865                                       Edward Healy

1865 - ?- 1887                       Michael Healey

 

Owners of the Stirlingshire

William Abercrombie (Abercrombie & Co.)

Abercrombie & Co, Arthur and Patrick Devlin

Arthur Devlin

Messrs W.Jackson & Co., Swanston, Pott & Co., and S.E. Harvey
Frederick Du Croz, Christopher Gwatkin and various others of Launceston

Septimus Mellish

Scrutton Son & Company

Scrutton Sons & Company

Lloyds Insurance

John Devereaux

Thomas Fitzgerald

Michael and Frances Healey

Frances Healey
 

 Stirlingshire Official number 24868

2 decks, 3 masts, barque rigged with a standing bowsprit, square sterned , carvel built and scroll figurehead.

Dimensions recorded:

1849 1865-66

Length: 106 ft. 114 ft.

Breadth: 25.3 ft. 27.3 ft.

Depth: 19.2 ft. 19.1 ft.

Ownership of this vessel was as follows:

Dates Owner Shares Port of Registry

1847-1848 John Gillies Auckland 17/1847

1848-1849 Patrick Devlin Auckland 17/1847

March-June 1849 Arthur Devlin Hobart 12/1849

June 1849 Frederick A. Du Croz 32 Launceston 8/1849

Stewart E. Harvey 16

Charles L Swanston &

Robert Pott t/as

Swanston Pott & Co. 16

October 1849 Frederick A. Du Croz 32 Launceston 8/1849

Stewart E. Harvey 16

Robert C Green. 8

John Cregoe Brown 8

October 1849 Frederick A. Du Croz 32 Launceston 8/1849

Stewart E. Harvey 16

John Cregoe Brown 16

November 1851 Frederick A. Du Croz 48 Launceston 1/1850

John Cregoe Brown 16

June 1852 Frederick A. Du Croz 56 Launceston 1/1850

John Cregoe Brown 8

December 1853 Frederick A. Du Croz 64 Launceston 1/1850

January 1854 Frederick A. Du Croz 48 Launceston 1/1854

Christopher Gwantkin 16