"Oriental" Passenger List 1859

The Brides of the "Oriental"


In 1859, the "Oriental" left London bringing an amazing cargo of 114 single women and 1 single male to Hobart. They arrived on the 9th September 1859. So what became of these ladies and young women. Was this indeed a "Bride Ship"? Did these ladies make a match made in heaven, were their dreams fulfilled? For some of them, they had to sign a contract to remain in Tasmania for four years otherwise they had to pay their costs of the voyage out here. This means for those who could write we are able to see their signatures. Using this evidence in conjunction with their marriage certificates we have been able to identify their spouses. Female children on this voyage have been included. There was also 4 married men, 5 married women, 3 boys and 12 girls. A total complement of 139.


The following records at the Archives Office of Tasmania pertain to the "Oriental":


(1) Immigration Board. DESCRIPTIVE NOMINAL LISTS OF IMMIGRANTS AND ASSOCIATED PAPERS.CB 7/18(7) Immigrant List "Oriental" 1859.

(2) CB7/12/9 p96. the Descriptive List.

(3) CB7/16/2 BK14A Hiring Register.


The Immigration Office, Hobart Town placed an advice dated the 3rd September, 1859 saying the "Oriental" was expected to arrive anyday and a list of single women ready for general engagement. Were they ready for employment or marriage?


In the Hobart Town Daily Mercury, 5 September 1859, 108 of the ladies and their work skills are listed. They comprised:


Cooks 6

Cook & General servant 1

Cooks & Housemaids 5

Dressmakers 4

General servants 43

General servant & Needlewoman 1

Governesses 3

Governess Nursery 8

Housekeeper 1

Housemaids 20

Housemaids & Nurses 2

Laundresses 4

Monthly Nurse 1

Nursemaids 7

School Teacher 1


The aim of the site is too ascertain as much knowledge as we can about these women who were on the hiring register. I can be contacted at aussimandas@gmail.com. Many thanks to all who have assisted me in this research. 

Passenger List

NO     SURNAME             FIRST NAME     AGE             REL        EDUC     NATIVE PLACE               OCCUPATION


47         ARNOLD              Mary Anne                35            C/E         R&W          Northamptonshire             Cook Housekeeper

65         ANDERSON        Anne                          28            C/E         R&W           London                            Nursery Governess

74         ARCHER              Isabella                      18             C/E        R&W           Middlesex                         Housemaid Nursemaid

75         AYLWARD         Margaret                     26             R/C       R&W            King's County                  Housemaid Nursemaid Needlewoman

84         ANDERSON        Mary                          26             C/E        None            Middlesex                         General Servant

127       AULERT              Anne                          16             C/E         ?                   London                            Nursemaid & General Servant

5           BEST                    Alice                          17             C/E        R                   Surrey                              General Servant

16         BRADLEY           Isabella                      25             ?             ?                    Perthshire                        General Servant

30         BARTER              Elizabeth                    21             C/E        R&W            London                            Nursery Maid

32         BERRIDGE          Mary Anne                19             C/E        R&W            Northamptonshire            Governess

83         BERRIDGE          Fanny                        25             C/E        R&W            Northamptonshire            Nursery Governess

33         BLAKE                 Sarah                         19             C/E        R&W            Somersetshire                   Laundress

42         BURKE                Catherine                   19             R/C        None             C... ? Belfast                    Housemaid

52         BATH                   Mary Anne                22             C/E        R&W            London                             Cook & Housemaid

63         BATH                   Charlotte                    20             C/E        R&W            London                            General Servant & Housemaid

73         BOLLAND           Charlotte                   22             C/E         R&W           Middlesex                         General Servant & Housemaid

76         BAYNHAM         Catherine                   22            R/C         None            Kings County                    Housemaid

89         BAKER                 Elizabeth                   26       Independent R&W           Berkshire                           Saleswoman

100       BROWN                Elizabeth                   28            C/E         R&W           London                              Monthly Nurse

125       BRADLEY            Anne                         20            C/E         R&W           Surrey                                Cook & Laundress

134       BIGGS                   Honoria                     31            C/E         R&W           Somersetshire                     Laundress

131       BROWN                Sophia                       38            C/E         R&W           London                              Housekeeper

90         BERNAUER         Caroline                     16            C/E         R&W          Middlesex                           Nursemaid &Housemaid

91         BERNAUER         Esther                        15            C/E         R&W          Middlesex                           Nursemaid

80         BURTON              Emma                        27            C/E         R&W          Lancashire                          Milliner & Dressmaker

138       BEASLEY            Rebecca                     20            C/E         R&W          Warwickshire                      Housemaid

142       BLATCHLEY      Caroline                     35            C/E         R&W          Surrey                                 Housekeeper & Cook

12         COSTELO            Anne                         17             R/C        None           Co. Roscommon                 Farm Servant

49         CARR                   Sarah Anne                29             C/E        Read            Derbyshire                          Housekeeper

             CARR                   Louisa                          6             C/E         ?                 California                            Child

71         COLLENDER     Amelia                        24             C/E         ?                 London                               Milliner & Nursemaid

79         CUNNINGHAM Catherine                    25             R/C        None           Co Galway                         Farm Servant & General Servant

99         CANTY                Mary Anne                 25              C/E       R&W           London                              Housemaid & Cook

135       CORDWELL       Charlotte                     29         Baptist       R&W           London                               General Servant, Housemaid & Milliner

136       CLAYTON          Christiana                   22             C/E       R&W            Middlesex                           General Servant & Housemaid

29         DUNNING           Anne                          18             R/C       Read             Co. Roscommon                 Farm Servant & Dairywoman

36         DUNN                  Harriett                       25             C/E       R&W            Shropshire                           Cook & General Servant

50         DAVIES               Matilda                      22                 ?         R&W            Gloucestershire                   Nurse Maid & Needlewoman

51         DAVIES               Frances                      18                 ?         R&W            Gloucestershire                   Nursemaid & Needlewoman

53         DAVEY                Mary                         18                 ?         R&W            Devonshire                          Nursemaid & Housemaid

57         DAVEY                Jane                          19                 ?         R&W            London                                Nursemaid & Housemaid

126       EVANS                 Ellen                         23       Presbyterian R&W            Carnarvonshire                    Nursery Governess & Housemaid

26         GARDNER           Ellen                         26              C/E       R&W             London                               General Servant & Needlewoman

43         GLEESON            Mary                         18              R/C         R                 Staffordshire                        General Servant

45         GRADY                Johanna                     24             R/C         R                 Co. Tipperary                       General Servant

70         GREENE              Jane                           26             C/E         R&W             Queen's County                   School Teacher

111       GOSS                    Mary                         35             C/E         R&W             Northamptonshire                Cook & Housekeeper & General Servant

108       GOLDING           Elizabeth                    17             C/E         R&W             Kent                                    Housemaid

123       GIFFORD             Mary Anne                17             C/E         Read             London                                Nursemaid

105       HARRISON          Harriet                       31         Dissenter    R&W            London                                Governess & Needlewoman

107       HIGGINS              Mary Anne                16             C/E         R&W             London                               Housemaid & General Servant

14         JONES                  Hannah                      29             R/C         R&W             Co.. Cork                           General Servant & Needlewoman

34         JAMES                  Louisa                        9         Baptist             ?                 Somersetshire                     General Servant & Laundress

35         JONES                  Isabella                       30             C/E         R&W            Carnarvonshire                   Nursery Governess

78         JOHNS                  Emily                         30             C/E         R&W             Kent                                     ?

103       JONES                  Eliza                           22             C/E         R&W             Gloucestershire                  Housemaid & Cook

137       JONES                  Julia                            22             C/E         R&W             London                              General Servant & Needlewoman

133       JONES                  Emily                          26             R/C         R&W             London                             Housemaid &Needlewoman

11         KILDUFF             Winifred                      20             R/C         None             Co Roscommon                 Farm Servant & Dairymaid

23         KENT                    Ellen                           31             C/E         R&W             London                             Music Teacher

109       KINSMAN           Jane                             23             C/E         R&W             Hampshire                         Housemaid & Parlour Maid

15         LITTLE                 Christian                     30     Wesleyan        R&W             Perthshire                           General Servant (Widow)

             LITTLE                 Isabella                          7             ?             ?                     ?                                         Child

20         LINDGREN         Mary                            20             C/E         R&W             London                             Housemaid & General Servant

21         LINDGREN         Eliza                            19             C/E         R&W              London                             Housemaid & General Servant

31         LEWIS                  Elizabeth                     29             R/C         R&W             Herefordshire                     General Servant & Needlewoman

77         LEWIS                 Anne                            30             C/E         R&W             Queens County                   Housemaid & Nursemaid

85         LYON                   Mary                           31             C/E         R&W             Sussex                                Housekeeper & Needlewoman

130       LOW                     Clara                           19             C/E         R&W              London                             ?

121       LEDBEATER       Sarah                          27             C/E         None              London                             Nursemaid & Housemaid

59         McFARQUHAR  Janet                            16     Wesleyan        R&W             London                             Nursemaid

             McFARQUHAR  Mary                            50             ?             ?                     ?                                         ?

61         MATTHEWS       Jane                             22             C/E         R&W             London                               ?Cook & Housemaid

66         McKENZIE          June                             18             C/E         R&W             Perthshire                            Housemaid & Needlewoman

92         MILLER               Sarah                           17             C/E         R&W             London                                Housemaid & Needlewoman

124       MINTO                 Mary                           17             C/E         R&W             London                                 General Servant

139       McGEE                 Mary                           17             ?             R&W             London                                 Housemaid & General Servant

101       OWEN                  Ellen                           23     Independent    R&W             Anglesea                              Housekeeper

2           PHIPPS                Caroline                       18     Methodist        Read             Kent                                     General Servant & Nursemaid

72         PILE                     Elizabeth                      24             C/E         R&W             London                                Housemaid & General Servant

117       PARKER             Augusta                        17             C/E         R&W             ?Middlesex                         Nursemaid, Housemaid & Needlewoman

6           ROSS                    Jane                             20              C/E         R&W             London                               Lady's Maid & Nursemaid

41         READ                  Elizabeth                      18             C/E         R&W             Middlesex                             Nursemaid & Housemaid

54         ROWLAND        Elizabeth                       33             C/E         R&W             Kent                                     Cook

55         ROWLAND        Sarah                             25             C/E         R&W             Surrey                                  Cook

67         RYALE               Julia                               24             R/C         R&W             London                                Governess

106       RILEY                 Annie                            20             C/E         R&W              London                                Nursery Governess

112       RODMAN          Catherine                       42             C/E         R&W              Surrey                                 Governess

113       RODMAN          Catherine                       21             C/E         R&W             London                                Governess

114       RODMAN          Cecelia                          19             C/E         R&W             London                                 Nursery Servant

115       RODMAN          Clara                             17             C/E         R&W             London                                 Nursery Servant

119       RODMAN          Louisa                           15             C/E         R&W             London                                 Nursery Servant

120       RODMAN         Agnes                             12             C/E         R&W             London                                 Nursery Servant

87         ROBBINS         Jane                                 17     Wesleyan        R&W             Kent                                     General Servant & Nursemaid

122       ROBINSON      Hannah                            21             C/E         R&W             London                                 Housemaid

141       RAYMANT      Emma                              20             C/E        R&W               London                                 General Servant, Housemaid & Laundress

22         STACK             Hannah                            24             R/C         Read             Co. Cork                                 General Servant

28         SHANNA          Anne                               20             R/C         Read             Co. Roscommon                     Housemaid

68         STOCKTON     Eliza                                20             C/E         R&W             Manchester                             Cook

98         SCOTT             Anne                                28             C/E         R&W             Norfolk                                   Dressmaker

118       SUMMER         Jane                                 16             C/E         R&W             Middlesex                               Nursery Maid & General Servant

64         THOMAS         Jane                                 18             C/E         R&W             London                                    General Servant & Nursemaid

110       TRAFFORD     Amelia                             20             C/E         R&W             London                                   General Servant & Nursery Maid

132       VICKERS         Eliza                                25             C/E         Read               London                                   General Servant & Housekeeper

19         WALL               Mary                               20             R/C         R&W             Co. Clare                                 Housemaid & Needlewoman

48         WINDER          Selina                              19             C/E          R&W             London                                   General Servant & Boot Fitter

62         WETHERILL   Margaret                         35         Baptist          R&W             Lancashire                              Housekeeper & General Servant

81         WILLIAMS      Emma                             21             C/E           R&W             London                                   Nursemaid & Tailoress

82         WILLIAMS      Eliza                               20             C/E           R&W             London                                    Housemaid

94         WOOD             Emma                             21             C/E           R&W             London                                    General Servant, Cook & Laundress

102       WALLIS          Elizabeth                         23             R/C           R&W             Edinburgh                                Governess



Source:


Archives Office of Tasmania: Immigration Board. DESCRIPTIVE NOMINAL LISTS OF IMMIGRANTS AND ASSOCIATED PAPERS.CB 7/18(7) Immigrant List "Oriental" 1859.


Acknowledgements:


Thanks to the kind staff at the Archives Office of Tasmania for all their assistance.



Biographies

Anne ANDERSON (abt 1831-?)

Anne ANDERSON was born abt 1831 in London, England. Her occupation was a Nursery Governess. She was forwarded to Launceston and resided in Brisbane Street. No death as a single woman has been found in Tasmania to 1899. Unable to ascertain a marriage. So Anne is a mystery woman. Please help?

Mary ANDERSON (abt 1833-?)

Mary ANDERSON was born about 1833 and her native place was Middlesex. She was of the Church of England Faith and could not read or write. Her occupation was a General Servant. Was she the Mary ANDERSON aged 24 who married Henry POINTON aged 46 at Hobart on the 13 February 1862?

Isabella ARCHER (abt 1841- 1925)

Isabella ARCHER was born abt 1841 in Middlesex, England and was a Housemaid and Nursemaid. She was of the Church Of England faith and could read & write. She was forwarded on to Launceston. On the 16th March 1861 she was married to Richard WALKER at Trinity Church, Launceston. The minister was Richard Oscar T THORPE and the witnesses M H PICKFORD and Sarah MILLER. Richard was born about 1830 and was a mariner. Richard and Isabella moved to Hotham, Victoria.Things didn't get off to a good start as their first child Richard Charles was born in 1862 and died in 1863 there. The other children were Harriett Isabell born 1864 in Melbourne, Charlotte born 1868 at Hotham, Emma born 1870 and Ethel
May born 1878 at Northcote, Victoria. Isabella's daughter Charlotte married a Mr PAYNE and sadly predeceased her mother in 1894 at Collingwood.

With the help of the Picture Australia website (http://www.picturevictoria.vic.gov.au/site/yarra_melbourne/Collingwood/9110.html)
we have located a picture of Richard WALKER outside his house at 161 Rupert Street,Collingwood. The description gives an insight into Richards life.
Richard died in 1924 and Isabella died in 1925 at Collingwood. Isabella's mother was also an Isabella. Her cousin Charlotte BOLLAND was also on board.

Mary Ann ARNOLD (1824-1893)

Mary Anne ARNOLD was born about 1824 in Northamptonshire and paid for her passage to Tasmania. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was as a Cook and Housekeeper. She married John PATON on the 10th November 1860 at Kelso near Georgetown, Tasmania by John FEUDERY and the witnesses were S G M FEUDERY and C A HENTY, MHA. They had three children a Unnamed Female on the 16th December 1861 at Longford, John PATON born on 7th August 1863 and Janet PATON born on the 6th December1865 at Georgetown. Both John and Mary Anne were emigrants. John was 28 and Mary Anne 35. Her husband, John was born about 1832, worked as a gardener and died on the 4th September 1867 at 35 from Consumption meaning that Mary Anne only had just under 7 years of married life and was left with the task of raising her children without their father. Mary Anne also lost her son John at the age of 20 in 1883 from Congestion of the Brain and Convulsions. Mary Anne died
aged 69 on the 14th January 1893 at George Street, Launceston from apolexy. The informant was David R REID. There are headstones for John and Mary Anne and son John in Georgetown General Cemetery.

Anne AULERT (1845-?)

Anne AULERT was listed on the immigrants list which says Anne AULERT was 16 but she was probably only 14 as there is a birth in September Quarter 1845 in Stepney district, London which was Anne's native place. She was listed a Nursemaid and General Servant. She left the immigration depot with her father Adam Franklin AULERT of 85 Hampton Road. Her grandparents were William AULERT and Ardra Ann BURLS. From here things get a little clouded. We have a marriage of a Anna Maria AULERT born 1846 to James QUINN on the 28 December 1870 at the residence of Rev John Wilkes SIMMONS 287 Liverpool Street according to the rites of the Congregational Church. James was 28 at the time and a Mariner and a widower. The witnesses to the marriage were Julia BOWEN and Charles BATEMAN. Anna could not write. This conflicts with other researchers studying the AULERT Family who say Anne married a William SMITH. Her father Adam remarries Mary Ann NEWTON in Hobart and has a daughter. Her father dies in Bright, Victoria.

Margaret AYLWARD (abt 1833-?)

Margaret AYLWARD was born about 1833 and was from Kings County and paid for her voyage to Tasmania. She was a Roman Catholic who could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid, Nursemaid and Superior Needlewoman. She married William HAMILTON (20 years ) of Campbelltown, a Farm Labourer on the 22nd February 1862 at St Michael's Church, Campbelltown, Tasmania but Margaret claims her age as 23 unless this was meant to be 28. The marriage was celebrated by John FITZGERALD the Catholic Chaplain and the Witnesses were Angus MACKAY and Catherine BAYNHAM (who was also a passenger on the "Oriental"). Margaret and William had two sons, James in 1862 at Fingal and an Unnamed male in 1873. James HAMILTON married Ellen BESTON and gave Margaret 6 grandchildren. They were Albert Silverton HAMILTON (b.1890-d.1890), Stella Mary
HAMILTON (b. 1891), Alexander James William HAMILTON (b. 1892), Lily Margaret HAMILTON (b. 1894), Florence Catherine HAMILTON (b. 1895) and Robert Gordon HAMILTON (b. 1897).

Elizabeth BAKER (abt 1833-?)

Elizabeth BAKER was born about 1833 in Berkshire possibly the child of Richard and Ann BAKER who was christened at Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire on the 3rd July 1835. She was of the Independant faith and could read & write. She was employed as a Saleswoman, General Servant, Nursemaid and Needlewoman. After her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston.

Elizabeth BARTER (abt 1838-?)

Elizabeth BARTER was born abt 1838 in London and was of the Church of England faith. She could read and write and her occupation was a Nursery Maid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston then to Deloraine. 2 Elizabeth BARTER's marry in Victoria.

Charlotte BATH (abt 1839-?)

Charlotte BATH was born about 1839 in London and was of the Church of England faith. She could read and write and her occupation was a General Servant and Housemaid. She went to work for a Mrs Beecroft. She may have married Thomas BURT at All Saints Church Hobart on the 22nd September 1859, 13 days after her arrival. Nothing further has been found on this family.

Mary Anne BATH (abt 1837-?)

Mary Anne BATH was born about 1837 in London and was of the Church of England faith. She could read and write and her occupation was a Cook &
Housemaid. On arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston and worked at Brisbane Street, Launceston. She may have married Charles Robert BENNETT aged 37 at Launceston on the 3rd of December 1859 less than two months after her arrival.

Catherine BAYNHAM (abt 1837-?)

Catherine BAYNHAM was born about 1837 in Kings County. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and couldn't read or write. Her occupation was a Housemaid, General Servant and Laundress. She was a witness at the marriage of Margaret AYLWARD to William HAMILTON at Campbelltown on the 22 February 1862. Nothing further is known about Catherine.

Rebecca BEASLEY(abt 1839-?)

Rebecca BEASLEY was born about 1839 in Warwickshire. She is most likely the daughter of Richard BEASLEY and Rebecca SHAW who was christened on the 14 July 1839 at Willoughby, Warwickshire. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston and went to work in Brisbane Street, Launceston. Her occupation was a Housemaid.

Caroline BERNAUER (1842-?)

Caroline BERNAUER was born in the March Qtr 1842 and her birth registered at Greenwich, Kent. Her parents were John BERNAUER who died in 1852 and her mother Caroline BISHOP died in 1847. She was christened on the 13 March 1842 at St Pauls, Deptford, Kent. Consequently she was an orphan at 10. Caroline had an elder brother John (b. 1839, Greenwich) who emigrated to Sydney, NSW and a elder sister Elisabeth Ann (b. 1840). She was a native of Middlesex and was a nursemaid and a housemaid. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. She married Archibald SMITH in Sydney, NSW in 1869 and had two children, Edith C SMITH born in 1871 and Alfred Edwin SMITH born in 1878. After this because of the amount of the Smith surname in NSW their future has not been determined. Caroline's younger sister Esther was also on board. She also had a
brother Henry b. 1845.

Esther BERNAUER (1843-1918)

Esther BERNAUER was born in the December Qtr 1843 in the Kensington district, Middlesex and was a nursemaid. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Esther was christened on 26 November 1843 at St Pauls, Hammersmith, London. Her parents were John BERNAUER who died in 1852 and her mother Caroline BISHOP who died in 1847. Consequently she was an orphan at 9. Esther had an elder brother John (b. 1839, Greenwich) who emigrated to Sydney, NSW and a elder sister Elisabeth Ann (b. 1840) and a younger brother Henry (b.1845). Esther's older sister Caroline was also on board. They then went to Sydney where their older brother, John lived. Esther married James DANIEL (b. 1835- d. 1911) in 1877 in Sydney, NSW. James and Esther had six children. Samuel DANIEL was born and died in 1878, a sad way to start a new life. Esther DANIEL was born in 1879 and married John ROLLINGS in 1899 then died in 1943. Edward DANIEL was born in 1883 and married Ethel G REID in 1909 then died in 1934. Elizabeth F DANIEL was born in 1885 and married George CAMPBELL in 1907 then died in 1919. Arthur James DANIEL was born on the 18th February 1881 and married Alice CARROLL in 1905 and died in 1938. Beatrice C DANIEL was born in 1887 and died 1888. So Esther lost two children in infancy. Esther died in 1918 at Drummoyne, NSW aged 75.

Fanny BERRIDGE (abt 1834-1880)

Fanny BERRIDGE was born about 1834 in Petersboro, Northamptonshire. Her father was Robert BERRIDGE (1804-1878) a builder and her mother Mary DUDLEY(1805-1862). In the 1841census she was living at New Toll, Ashton with her parents and siblings Charles(8), Elizabeth (4), Mary Ann (2) and Robert (5). In the 1851 census the family had moved to 6 North Street, Oundle and consisted of the parents and siblings Robert (15), Elizabeth( 14), Henry (9), Mary Ann (12)and Charles H. (17). She was a Milliner & Dressmaker. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursery Governess. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. She married David MURFET a farmer on Christmas Day, 1862 at Hadspen ( where Entally House is). The famous Thomas REIBEY conducted the ceremony and the witnesses were Richard MURFET and Caroline MURFET. 

Fanny and David had at least 6 children.

Edward MURFET

Grace Annie MURFET (1863-1950) married Joseph TERRY in 1889 and died in Ulverstone. 

Sarah Elizabeth MURFET(1863-1892) married Henry CORDING in 1890 and died from Milk Fever and Blood Poisoning at Bracknell

Horace Edward MURFET (1865-?)

Arthur Berridge MURFET( 1867-?)

Marion Cray MURFET (1869-?) who married Horace James HINGSTON (b.1872-?), a farmer on the 15th June 1898 at Bishopbourne. Witnesses were Cousins, Mary A and Jessie MURFET of Bishopsbourne.

Fanny died in 1880 and David re-married. The MURFET ancestry is on the internet. So we have two sisters marrying two brothers.

Mary Anne BERRIDGE (abt 1839-1919)

Mary Anne BERRIDGE was born about 1839 at Ashton near Oundle in Northamptonshire. She was christened on the 8th September 1839. Her father was Robert BERRIDGE (1804-1878) a builder and her mother Mary DUDLEY (1805-1862). In the 1841 census she was living at New Toll, Ashton with her parents and siblings Charles (8), Elizabeth (4), Frances (9) and Robert (5). In the 1851 census the family had moved to North Street, Oundle and consisted of the parents and siblings Robert (15), Elizabeth (14), Henry (9), Fanny (19), who was a Milliner & Dressmaker and Charles H. (17). She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Governess. After arriving in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. She married Phillip MURFET when she was 28 and he was 29 at Launceston on the 3rd October 1866.

They had 4 children :

Mary born 1867 in Launceston

William Charles born 1876 at Longford

Winifred born in 1870

Jessie born in 1874 at Longford and married Robert STEPHENS in 1918 in Launceston.

Her husband David predeceased Mary in 1907 in the Wynyard District. Mary died in 1919 aged 80 in the Table Cape District.

The MURFET ancestry is on the internet. So we have two sisters marrying two brothers.

Alice BEST(1842-?)

Alice BEST was born in Windsor, Surrey in the June Qtr 1842. She was of the Church of England faith and could read. Her occupation was a General Servant. On
her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. Her parents are possibly William BEST and Caroline Sarah PARKER. There are also two Alice BEST's that marry in Victoria. One married Gorrig LEE in 1862 and the other married Edward YOUNG in 1876. Does anyone know anything about these two familes so they can be eliminated if necessary? The most likely answer to what happened to Alice is that she returns quickly back to England before 1861.

If her parents were William and Sarah, in 1851 the family resided at No 19 Rectory House, St George Street, St George the Matryr, Canterbury and comprised William E 17 Scholar b. Brighton Sussex, Henry 13 Scholar Windsor, Berkshre, Caroline M  10 Scholar Windsor, Berk.; Walter Edward 6 Windsor, Berk.; Horace 4 Windsor, Berk.; Herbert 3 b. Canterbury Kent, William 48 b. Brighton, Sussex and was a Musician in Ordinary to her Majesty the Queen and Caroline Sarah, 46 b. Windsor, Berkshire.

In 1861, the family are at 9 St Margaret Plain, Ipswich, Suffolk and consisted Alice BEST 19 Unmarried b. Windsor, Caroline BEST 57 b. Clewer, Berkshire, Herbert BEST 12, Horace BEST 14 Scholar, Walter BEST 16 Artist, and William BEST 58 Proprietor of Houses.

In 1871, the family was living at No 143 Blenheim Place St Giles Oxford and consisted of Alice BEST 29, Caroline S BEST 66, Horace E BEST 24 Printer Clerk, Walter BEST 26 Artist, William BEST 68 Retired Professor of Music to Her Majesty born Brighton. Sussex. William D. BEST died in the September 1880 Qtr at Headington, Oxford.

In the 1881 census, Alice was 39 unmarried and living with her mother Caroline who was 76 and a Annuitant and born at Windsor Berkshire. They were living at 15 Blenheim Place, Woodstock Rd, Oxford St Giles, Oxford, England.

In 1891 they were residing at 4 Warnborough Road, St Giles, Oxford. Alice's mother was a widow living on her own means. This Alice died in the March Qtr 1893 at 50 years and her mother died about 15 months later in the June Qtr 1894.

Honoria BIGGS (abt 1828-?)

Honoria BIGGS was born about 1828 in Somersetshire. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a laundress. In the 1841 census there is a Honoria BIGGS aged 12 living with her father John aged 40 who was a Mason at Bedford Street, Bath Forum, Somerset. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. Northing more is known about Honoria.

Sarah BLAKE (abt 1840-?)

Sarah BLAKE was born about 1840 in Somersetshire. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Laundress. Her passage was paid in full. Was she the Sarah BLAKE who married James BIGWOOD of Hamilton in 1860.

Caroline BLATCHLEY (1820-1870)

Caroline BLATCHLEY was born about 1824 in Surrey according to the passenger list. However she is most likely to be the daughter of William BLATCHLEY and his wife Charlotte and was born on the 29th June 1820. If so, she was christened on the 25th December 1820 at St Andrews Church, Holborn, London, England. Her mother died in early 1838. William, her father remarried quickly probably because he had a family of young children to be cared for. He married a widow Elizabeth LOFTIN, a laundress with at least two children, Alfred and Elizabeth on the 20th March 1840 at Lambeth, Surrey. In the 1841 Census her father was a Letter Press Printer living at No 6 Crown Places, St Clement Danes,Westminister with his second wife, his two stepchildren and his children Thomas (10), Emma (7) and Sarah (5). In 1841 Caroline was living at New Compton Street, St Giles in the Fields, Finsbury. In the 1851 Census her father was a patient in St Guys Hospital. Caroline was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a housekeeper & cook. She went to New Town. Caroline married a widower Thomas PASCOE at the Brighton Congregational Church on the 29th December 1863. The witnesses to the marriage were Peter BLAKE and Elizabeth PASCOE. This was a short marriage as Caroline died on the 25 November 1870 in the Gordon district from a tree falling on her. Caroline's age at the time of her death was listed as 50 years. Her husband Thomas died on the 3rd April 1894 at Hobart. So Caroline was a stepmother to the children of Thomas's first wife Selina DORAN who died aged 35 on the 17th August 1861.

The Stepchildren were:

Unnamed Female b. 16th October 1849 at Hobart

Maria Jane b. 14th December 1852 and died on the 28th October 1854 at Hobart

George Arthur PASCOE b. 9th June 1854 at Hobart

Sydney Delamere PASCOE b. 21st November 1857 at Hobart

Alma Florence PASCOE b. 28th December 1859 who married William SHEERAN
on the 19th August 1895 at Hobart. He was 44 and she was 34.

So Caroline was probably the unluckiest of all the ladies on the "Oriental". The newspapers of the day reported the tragedy as follows:

"DREADFUL and FATAL ACCIDENT.- Shortly after noon on Friday last, Mrs Caroline Pascoe, wife of Mr Pascoe, formerly brewer in Macquarie-street, but now residing at Little Oyster Cove, was in a small building used as a wash-house, and while standing at a short distance from the creek running near the premises, engaged in washing, her little daughter Alma said the "tree is cracking," referring to a large and lofty tree overshadowing the shed in which her mother was engaged. The little girl left to resume her work of placing some clothes on a line to dry, but had scarcely got clear of the building when the tree fell with frightful force, crushing the shed and bringing it to the ground, the unfortunate woman being buried among the debris. The screams of the little girl attracted the attention of neighbours, who were speedily on the spot. Mr Pascoe rushed to the place, and, with the assistance
of those present, succeeded in extricating Mrs Pascoe, after two hours' exertions. On the body of the unfortunate woman being discovered, life was found to be extinct, her legs and back being most severely mangled. The body was moved to Mr. Pascoe's house, and an inquest, we understand, will be held to-day." Hobart Mercury 28 November 1870.

"Shortly after noon on Friday, the 25th Ult. Mrs Caroline Pascoe wife of Mr Pascoe formerly brewer of Macquarie-street now residing on his farm at Little Oyster Cove was killed by a falling of a huge tree. The unfortunate was engaged in an outhouse at the rear of the dwelling, when a large tree fell on the shed with frightful force crushing the building and burying her among the debris. When extricated she was quite dead." Hobart Mercury 3 December 1870.

Charlotte BOLLAND (abt 1837-?)

Charlotte BOLLAND was born in the June Quarter of 1838 in Uxbridge, Middlesex. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. She was a General Servant and Housemaid. In the 1841 census she was granddaughter of John BOLLAND and Ann GILBERT at Bellyard, Uxbridge, Middlesex and she was 3 years old. In the 1851 census Charlotte is living with her grandmother Ann aged 72 and a pauper. Her Grandfather John BOLLAND, a labourer was born in 1786 and died in early 1851. On the description list Isabella ARCHER is listed as her cousin.
She married John MUIRHEAD in Victoria in 1861. They were the parents to at least 4 children:

i. Robert MUIRHEAD b. 1862 at Hotham, Victoria

ii. Charlotte Jane MUIRHEAD b. 1864 Melbourne and died 1867 at Hotham, Victoria

iii. William Alexander MUIRHEAD b. 1866 Hotham, Victoria

iv. Alfred John MURHEAD b. 1868 at Hotham, Victoria.

So, Caroline like her Cousin Isabella experienced the loss of a daughter before their own death. Caroline died in 1909 in Queensland, Australia.

Anne BRADLEY (abt 1839- ?)

Anne BRADLEY was born about 1839 in Surrey, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. She was a Cook and Laundress. One of our mystery girls.

Isabella BRADLEY (abt 1834-1865)

Isabella BRADLEY was born about 1834 in Perthshire, Scotland and was a General Servant. Also on board was her mothers sister in law Christian LITTLE and her daughter Isabella aged 7. She had paid for her passage and was cancelled from the Hiring List when her mother collected her. She married William BARTIE on the 7th November 1862 at the private house of Charles BRADLEY, 16 Colville St, Battery Point Hobart in the rights of the Wesleyan Church by William LANE. She was 29 and he was 38. Witnesses to the marriage were James BRADLEY, Charles BRADLEY and C. LITTLE. Isabella tragically died on the 27 July 1865 at Sandy Bay aged 32 years and was buried at the New Town Baptist Church then reintered in 1922 at Cornelian Bay Cemetery in the Baptist Section A Number 1. Her cause of death was an encysted tumour of the abdomen.

Elizabeth BROWN (abt 1831-?)

Elizabeth BROWN was born about 1831 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a monthly nurse. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwared on to Launceston. She was employed by Rev. Burke of Elphin Road, Launceston. She may have married John INGRAM on the14 March 1861 at Launceston and may have died at Longford in 1885.

Sophia BROWN (abt 1821-?)

Sophia BROWN was born about 1821 in London and was of the Church of England faith and could and read and write. Her occupation was a  housekeeper. She is believed to be Sophia Sarah Sims BEAUMONT the daughter of Thomas BEAUMONT and Ruth ETHURIDGE who was born about 1818. She married James Whitelock BROWN who perised on Sir John Franklin's last voyage to the Artic and had at least 3 children. She was a widow and was the matron aboard the "Oriental". After her arrival at Hobart she married Thomas BIRD, a farmer from Fingal  on the 29th May 1860 at Fingal.  Sophia died on the 15th July at 22 Frankland Street, Launceston and was buried at Carr Villa Cemetery on the 17th July 1907. 

A LONG LINK WITH THE PAST.

It is often not till they die that we know what remarkable poople have been living near us. A Mrs. Sophia Bird has just died at Launceston at almost 90 years of ago, whose first husband, James Brown, "accompanied Sir John Franklin (who was Governor of Tasmania from 1837 to 1813) to the Arctic regions in the late forties. Brown was a mechanic. It's is a matter of history that the fate of the Franklin expedition was for some years a mystery; till in 1859 Sir Leopold Mcclintock discovered the remains of the intrepid explorer, which left no doubt of his having perished with his expedition in the for North.

Hobart Mercury 18 JUL 1907 

Obituary.-- A link with the past was broken in the person of Mrs. Sophia Bird, who died, at  the advanced' age of 89 years, on Monday. Her first husband, the late Mr. James Brown, was a skilled mechanic, who was specially selected by Sir John Franklin to accompany him on his ill-fated voyage of discovery to the North Pole, nearly 60 years ago. A grateful country would doubtless have made some provision for the lady’s advanced years, but she chose to fight the battle of life unassisted, and has now fallen asleep after long years of trouble and sorrow.

Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954 :Wednesday 17 July 1907 page 4

OUR WEEKLY 

Launceston Letter. (From Our Special Correspondent.)

A REMARKABLE WOMAN. A REMARKABLE WOMAN.

Mrs Sophia Bind, who died on the 15th of this month at the house of her grandson, Mr. James Perger, in Frankland-street, Launceston, at the age of 80 years, was a remarkable woman, as having been the widow of a man who perished with Sir John Franklin in the Artic regions in the middle of the last centurv Mr James Whitelock Brown, Mrs Bird's first husband, was employed in one of the naval dockyards in England - at Chatham, it is believed - when Sir John Franklin was about to sail on his exploring expedition to the Far North, and was picked, by Franklin himself to be one of his party Amongst the effects left by Mrs Bird was a portrait of Mr Brown -a handsome young man, of ruddy complextion, with long, brown hair, and a slight moustache When it became known that Franklin's expedition had perished in the North, Her Majesty Queen Victoria presented commemorative silver medals to the surviving relatives, and Mrs Brown, afterwards Bird, received one of these Mrs Brown subsequently married Mr Thomas Bird, a farmer, at St Mary's, Tasmania who died about twentv years ago She, has left one child Mrs Hans Perger of St Mary's-a daughter of Mr Brown Descendants of Mrs Bird reside in Launceston Hobart, Queenstown and New Zealand. A son of Mr and Mrs Brown named Thomas, an engineer was lost to his mother for about half a century and was then discovered at Bengal India., through the agency of the Salvation Army.

Hobart Mercury 25 JUL 1907

Sophia's 3 Children were:

i. Thomas BROWN 

ii. Ruth Ann (Annie) BROWN who married Hans Christian PERGER and had two sons. She was born on the 22nd September 1840 at St Anne's, Limehouse, London and died on the 14th September 1908 at Launceston, Tasmania. 

iii. Frances BROWN who married Frederick WALLEN and had a son and daughter. She was born on the 21st October 1845 and died on the 25th March 1899 at Launceston. 


Catherine BURKE (abt 1840-?)


Catherine BURKE was born about 1840 and was possibly from Belfast. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and couldn't read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston. Her passage was paid in full.

Emma BURTON (1832-?)

Emma BURTON was born about 1832 and her native place was Lancashire, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her
occupation was a Milliner & Dressmaker. She paid for her passage. Immediately on her arrival she went to her husband, Charles BURTON of Kangaroo Bay. Her maiden name may have been WHITEHEAD or ROW. She was accompanied on the voyage with her son Charles aged 2. A possible Charles BURTON married in Sep Qtr 1855 or Dec Qtr 1857.

Mary Anne CANTY (abt 1834-?)

Mary Anne CANTY was born about 1834 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and Cook. She may have married James SANDERSON age 24 at Morven on the 8th March 1860.

Louisa CARR (abt 1853-?)

Louisa CARR was born about 1853 in California, USA. She was of the Church of England faith. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. She was travelling with her mother Sarah Anne CARR who was born about 1830 in Derbyshire, England. 

Sarah Anne CARR (abt 1830-?)

Sarah Anne CARR was born about 1830 in Derbyshire. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read. Her occupation was a Housekeeper. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. She was travelling with her Daughter Louisa aged 6 who was born in California.

Christiana CLAYTON (abt 1842-?)

Christiana CLAYTON was born about 1842 in Middlesex. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Housemaid. There is a Christiana Sophia CLAYTON who married a John LAURANCE on the 3rd March 1870 at Hobart. Then Christiana Sophia LAURANCE aged 28 marries a James TAYLOR 24 on the 19th February 1872. Unfortunately James TAYLOR dies on the 17th May 1874 and Christiana Sophia TAYLOR aged 33 marries David REES aged 42 on the 15th May 1876.

Amelia COLLENDER (1834-?)

Amelia COLLENDER was born on the 19th January 1834 and christened in the parish of St Botolph Without Aldgate, London. She is the daughter of William COLLENDER (abt 1789-1855) and Elizabeth RUSLING (abt 1802-1855). Her siblings are Elizabeth (1822-?), John Henry COLLENDER (1828-?), Adelaide COLLENDER (1836-?), Alfred COLLENDER (1838-1838) and Robert Isaac COLLENDER (1840-1889) . In the 1841 census she is 7 years old and living with her parents and siblings at No 10 Cock & Hoop Yard, in St Botolph without Aldgate. Her father’s occupation was an Overseer. By 1851 they are living at 4 Fountain Court, St Botolph Aldgate with her parents and brother Robert. Her father was a Parish messenger. Elizabeth's parents both died in 1855 before she left for Australia so she was another orphan. They were 66 and 53 respectively. She was of the Church of England faith. She was employed as Milliner and Housemaid. Her brother Robert Isaac was a patient at the Convalescent House of Black Rock, Rottingdean, Sussex in 1881, however he died in 1889. On the 5th October 1874 she married Joseph FRITCHLEY, a 57 year old sawyer at Dr Turnbull's Home, Campbelltown. The service was conducted by Adam TURNBULL according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of Scotland. The witnesses were Frances M SMITH, Margaret TURNBULL and Annie ALEISON(sic). By this time Amelia was really 40 not 30 as stated. Nothing further is known of their lives.

Charlotte CORDWELL (abt 1830-1884)

Charlotte CORDWELL was born about 1830 in London. She is either the daughter or grandaughter of Samuel CORDWELL and Sarah EDWARDS. In 1841, she was with Sarah in Holborn, Middlesex. In 1851 she was living with Elizabeth CORDWELL a milliner aged 35 and they were both born in Shoreditch and living at 170 Kingsland Road, The Towers Hamlet, Shoreditch. She was of the Baptist Faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant, Housemaid & Milliner. Charlotte aged 31 married Henry SOUTH aged 37 at St Peters Parish Church, Hamilton, Tasmania on the 16th May 1861. Her age given was 29. They had a son George Henry SOUTH who was born on the 26th January 1863 and died 5 weeks later from atrophy on the 5th March 1863 at Hamilton, Tasmania. He was buried at St Peters Anglican Church, Hamilton. Henry and Charlotte moved to Westbury. Charlotte died aged 50 on the 30th May 1884 at Westbury from Heart Disease. Henry then married Elizabeth CORDWELL at the Baptist Manse in Launceston. We have not proved the relationship between Elizabeth and Charlotte but most likely they are sisters. Elizabeth SOUTH died on the 30th March 1891
from Bronchitis and Henry died on the 25th July 1891 from cancer of the face.

Anne COSTOLO (abt 1842-?)

Anne COSTOLO was born about 1842 in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and could not read or write. Her occupation was a farm servant.

Catherine CUNNINGHAM (abt 1834-1898)

Catherine CUNNINGHAM was born about 1834 in Co. Galway, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and could not read and write. Catherine was married to James MARSHALL, a labourer on the 18 December 1859 by Francis HALES at North Town, Port Sorell in the Parish Church under the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England & Ireland. They had 4 children, James b.1860, Catherine b.1862, Lucy b.1863 and John b. 1877.

Their daughter, Catherine who married John CHALMERS, a Miner aged 22 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Fingal on the 9th May 1878 at the tender age of 16.

Catherine died on the 30th January 1898 at Launceston Hospital aged 60 years. She was a miners wife and died from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Exhaustion.

Jane DAVEY (abt 1840-)

Jane DAVEY was born about 1840 in London and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursemaid and Housemaid. She married William Henry
PROUSSE on the10th September 1862. She had three known children William b.1863, Mabel b.1873 and Alma b. 1877. Her husband William was born about 1833 and died in 1900 in Hobart aged 67.

Mary DAVEY (abt 1841-?)

Mary DAVEY was born about 1841 in Devonshire. She could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursemaid and Housemaid. Nothing further is known.

Frances DAVIES (abt 1841-?)

Frances DAVIES was born about 1841 in Gloucestershire. She could read and write. She was a Nursemaid & Needlewoman. Her older sister, Matilda was on board also. Nothing is known of what happened to them after their voyage except they were forwarded onto Launceston.

Matilda DAVIES (abt 1837-?)

Matilda DAVIES was born about 1837 in Gloucestershire. She could read and write. She was a Nursemaid & Needlewoman. Her younger sister, Frances was on board also. Nothing is known of what happened to them after their voyage except they were forwarded onto Launceston.

Harriet DUNN (abt 1831-?)

Harriet DUNN was born about 1831 and christened on the 15th May 1831 at Cheswardine, Shropshire. Her parents were Francis DUNN, a Agricultural Labourer and Mary BLACKHURST from Cheshire. In 1841 Harriet (10) was living with her parents, brothers Henry (14) and Francis (7) and her sister Elizabeth (1) at High Streeet, Shifnal, Shropshire. By 1851 the family had moved to Bodlem, Wednesbury, Staffordshire and comprised the parents and children Thomas (29), a Stonemason and Francis (18) a Stonemason and Harriet (20) and Elizabeth (11). In 1859 when she emigrated she was of the Church of England Faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Cook and general servant. Harriet married Henry WHITTON (28) at Hobart on the 11th November 1862. They then moved to Wollongong in New South Wales where they had five children who were Elizabeth (b. 1863), Mary A (b. 1865), Francis Henry (1868-1943), Amy Harriet (b. 1870) and Lydia (b. 1871). Harriet was married 18 years before her husband died at Wollongong in 1880.

Anne DUNNING (abt 1841-1889)

Anne DUNNING was born about 1841 in County Roscommon, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and could read. Her occupation was a Farm Servant & Dairywoman. She married John McDONOUGH whose occupation was Dealer on the 18th August 1864 at Launceston. She had a baby named Theresa who was born and died on the 2nd March 1872 at Launceston, the effects of a cross-birth. Sadly Anne passed away from Paralysis aged 48 on the 9th October 1889 at Launceston, Tasmania. Her husband at the time of Anne's death was a Wood and Coal Merchant.

Ellen EVANS (abt 1836-?)

Ellen EVANS was born about 1836 in Carnavonshire, England. She was of the Presbyterian faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursery
Governess and a Dressmaker.

Ellen GARDNER (abt 1833-?)

Ellen GARDNER was born about 1833 in London. She was of the Church of England faith . She was occupied as a General Servant & Needlewoman.

Mary Anne GIFFORD (abt 1842-?)

Mary Ann GIFFORD was born about 1842 and was from London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read. Her occupation was a Nursemaid. She was a substitute for a Ann THOMAS on the voyage. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Mary GLEESON (abt 1841-?)

Mary GLEESON was born about 1841 and was from Staffordshire. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read. Her occupation was a General Servant.

Elizabeth GOLDING (1842-1877)

Elizabeth GOLDING was born about 1842 in Kent. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. She was a Housemaid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. She married Samuel KNIGHT who was over 21 at Westbury Church on the 24th December 1860 . He was a labourer. The witnesses to the marriage were William KNIGHT and Amelia WILKINS. She had nine children of whom 1 predeceased her. 

They were:

William Thomas born 1 January 1862

Elizabeth Caroline born 20 July 1864

John born 25 June 1866 and died 27 January 1876.

Samuel born 28 November 1868

Alfred born 11 May 1870

Sarah Jane Amelia born 17 June 1872 and died 8 September 1881 from
Pneumonia aged 9 years and two months

Minnie Charlotte born 27 April 1874

Mary Alice born 26 February 1876

Stephen born 23 July 1877 and died 10 August 1877

Elizabeth died on the 10th August 1877 aged 37 at Blackamoore, Deloraine from Phthisis. Her son Stephen also died on the same day aged 3 weeks from Thrush.

Mary GOSS (abt 1824-?)

Mary GOSS was born about 1824 in Northamptonshire. She was of the Church of England faith and could read & write. She was a Cook, Housekeeper and General Servant. On the voyage out she was the Sub Matron and Hospital Assistant. She was forwarded onto Launceston after her arrival in Hobart.

Johanna GRADY (abt 1835-?)

Johanna GRADY was born about 1835 and was from Co. Tipperary, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read. Her occupation was a General Servant. She married Henry JONES aged 28 at Oatlands on the 26th December 1859.

Jane GREENE (abt 1833-?)

Jane GREENE was born about 1833 in Queens County, Ireland. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a School Teacher. She may have married John WILSON of Brighton in 1859.

Harriett HARRISON (abt 1828-?)

Harriett HARRISON was born about 1828 and was from London. She was a Dissenter and could read and write. Her occupation was a Governess and a
Needlewoman. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Mary Anne HIGGINS (abt 1843-?)

Mary Anne HIGGINS was born about 1843 and was from London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and a General Servant.

Louisa JAMES (abt 1840-?)

Louisa JAMES was born about 1840 and was from Somersetshire. She was of the Baptist faith. Her occupation was a General Servant and Laundress. Nothing further is known about Louisa.

Emily JOHNS (abt 1829-?)

Emily JOHNS was born about 1829 and was from Kent. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. She may have married Thomas
LANGTREE in 1860 at Hobart.

Eliza JONES ( abt 1837-?)

Eliza JONES was born about 1837 and was from Gloucestershire. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a
Housemaid and Cook.

Emily JONES (abt 1833-?)

Emily JONES was born about 1833 and was from London. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and Needlewoman.

Hannah JONES (abt 1830-?)

Hannah JONES was born about 1830 and was from County Cork, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Needlewoman. At this point there are too many marriage possibilities to yet ascertain the correct one.

Isabella JONES (abt 1829-?)

Isabella JONES was born about 1829 and was from Carnarvonshire. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Nursery Governess. Nothing further is known about Isabella.

Julia JONES (abt 1837-?)

Julia JONES was born about 1837 and was from London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Needlewoman. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Ellen KENT (abt 1828-?)

Ellen KENT was born about 1828 and was from London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. She was the daughter of Samuel KENT, Esq. of Suffolk who was deceased before 1862. Her occupation was a Music Teacher teaching singing under the John Hullah method later becoming a Professor of Music. She married a John TURNER, a widower in Hobart on the 2nd December 1862 at St Georges Church, Battery Point by the Rev George Banks-Smith.


Her Marriage notice was in the Mercury- 12 December 1862. Her death notice in the Hobart Mercury 4 September 1894 reads-

"TURNER - Passed quietly away on September 3 at her late residence, Upper Liverpool Street. Ellen, relict of the late John TURNER in her 69th year. Her end was peace."


She may have committed suicide. John TURNER was born about 1807-9. She was buried with her husband at Cornelian Bay Cemetery on the 5 September 1894 and her husband on the 10 November 1889 in the Wesleyan Section H Number 26. She left a will No 4663.



Winifred KILDUFF (abt 1839-?)

Winifred KILDUFF was born about 1839 and was from Co. Roscommon, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and couldn't read or write. Her occupation was a Farm Servant and Dairymaid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston. She married William Ambrose LYONS in 1863 at Launceston.

Jane KINSMAN (abt 1836-?)

Jane KINSMAN was born about 1836 and was from Hampshire, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and Parlourmaid. She married George CHALLIS at Hobart in 1861.

Sarah LEDBEATER (abt 1832-?)

Sarah LEDBEATER was a widow and pregnant on her arrival in Hobart. Sarah was born in London about 1832 and could not read or write. Her husband had died 6 months prior to the voyage. Sarah was a Nursemaid and Housemaid. Her daughter was born on the 5th February 1860 and also died in 1860. Sarah married John MURPHY on the 4th September 1860 at Hobart.

Anne LEWIS (abt 1829-?)

Anne LEWIS was born about 1829 in Queens County, Ireland. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was Housemaid and Nursemaid. Nothing further is known about Anne.

Elizabeth LEWIS (abt 1830-?)

Elizabeth LEWIS was born about 1830 in Herefordshire. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Needlewoman. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded on to Launceston. Nothing more is known about my life.

Eliza LINDGREN (abt 1841-1867)

Eliza Frances LINDGREN was born abt 1841 at Marylebone, London. She was the daughter of Magnus Samuel LINDGREN (1804-1875) and his wife Sarah (1807- 1872). She travelled with her sister Mary to Hobart and they were possibly forwarded on to Launceston. In 1841 the family was living at 8 Margaret Street, Clerkenwell aged 2 months. Eliza's siblings were Magnus Samuel (1836-1891), Sarah Ann (1837-?), Mary (1839-?), Louisa Maria LINDGREN (1845-?) and James born in 1848. In the 1851 census Eliza is listed as 9 years old and living with her family at 4a Bath Street, Bethnal Green. From a report into London's sanitary conditions we can see that this may not have been the best location to be residing at (refer  http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications/sanitary-2.htm). On her immigration papers she is listed as being of the Church of England faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and General Servant. She travelled with her elder sister Mary to Hobart and they were possibly forwarded on to Launceston. Eliza Frances married William Mortimer PLANE  (1845-1919), a farmer on the 21st April 1864 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Collins Street in Hobart. They had two daughters. Her first daughter was called Eliza Frances and was born about 1865 who married 
Christopher Norvel CAIRNS a builder at her father's house in Finch Street by a Presbyterian Minister on the 24th May 1888. Her second daughter was Louisa Maria PLANE who was born on the 24th July 1866 at Newtown. Tragically Eliza Frances, the mother had only a short time with her daughters as she died at New Town aged 26 years from Pneumonia on the 14th June 1867. So her stay in Tasmania was just over 7 years. In 1878, her husband remarried a Annie WHITE. He also has a third marriage to Sarah Ann IKIN in 1893.

Mary LINDGREN (abt 1839-?)

Mary LINDGREN was born about 1839 in Clerkenwell, London. Her parents were Magnus Samuel LINDGREN (1804-1875) and Sarah (1807-1872). The family was living at 8 Margaret Street, Clerkenwell. Mary's siblings were Magnus Samuel (1836-1891), Sarah Ann (1837-?), Eliza Frances ( 1841-?), Louisa Maria LINDGREN (1845-?) and James born 1848. In the 1851 census Mary was a servant working for Mr James GRAFTON a draper at 8 London Terrace, Bethnal Green, London. On her immigration papers she is listed as being of the Church of England faith and could read & write. On her arrival in Hobart Mary and her younger sister Eliza were listed to be forwarded on to Launceston. Mary married John WALSH (1833-?) at No 16 Kelly Street, Battery Point in Hobart on the 22nd February 1860 by Rev. William NICHOLSON. The couple had two children Eliza Theresa WALSH born 1860 and Richard WALSH born 1862.

Christian LITTLE (abt 1829-?)

Christian LITTLE was born about 1829 in Perthshire. She was of the Wesleyan faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant. She was a widow travelling with her 7 year old daughter Isabella. Also on board was Isabella BRADLEY, the daughter of her sister-in-law. On her arrival in Hobart they both went to stay with her sister in law Mrs BRADLEY, a Shipwrights wife who lived at 16 Colville Street, Battery Point.

Isabella LITTLE (abt 1851-1915)

Isabella LITTLE was born about 1851 in Perthshire, Scotland and was travelling with her mother Christian LITTLE and her relative Isabella BRADLEY. On arrival in Hobart she went with her mother and resided with Mr Charles BRADLEY, a shipwright at 16 Colville Street, Battery Point. Isabella married Albert AMSTREAM, a mariner on the 13th December 1871 at the residence of Rev. J. W. SIMMONS at 278 Liverpool Street in Hobart under the rites of the Congregational Church. The couple had two children Albert Edward AMSTREAM was born on the 2nd April 1873 and was buried on the 6th August 1931 and Christina Edith AMSTREAM who was born 1873 and married George Henry DABTKE in 1903. Albert was a storekeeper in Bismarck (now Collinsvale) in the 1890's and was living in Bellerive about 1912. Isabella's husband predeceased her in 1914. Isabella died on the 15th
August 1915 at her residence Clarence Road, Bellerive after a long and painful illness. The funeral travelled by the Paddle Steamer "Kangaroo" to Cornelian Bay where Isabella was laid to rest in the cemetery.

Clara LOW (abt 1840-?)

Clara LOW was born about 1840 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Mary LYON (abt 1828-?)

Mary LYON was a widow on her arrival in Hobart. She was born about 1828 in Sussex England. She could read and write and was of the Church of England faith. Her occupation was a Housekeeper and Needlewoman. She was forwarded on to Launceston. She may have married William WADE in Victoria in 1864.

Jane MATTHEWS (abt 1837-?)

Jane MATTHEWS was born about 1837 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Cook and
Housemaid. What happened to her after landing in Hobart is unknown.

Janet McFARQUHAR (1843-1918)

Janet (Jessie) McFARQUHAR was born about September 1843 in St Pancras District London. Her father was James McFARQUHAR (born about 1806 in Scotland) who was a chairbuilder. She immigrated with her mother Mary who was a widow. She was of the Wesleyan Faith and could read & write. She was employed as a Nursemaid. Her elder sister Isabella (born.1830) was already in Hobart married to William KELLY. She married Joseph MOORE in 1864 and had one son Joseph James (b. 1864) before her husband died in 1864. She then married William John BARKER in 1866. Janet (Jessie) died in New Zealand in 1918.

There are more details on this family at http://heritagehelp.co.nz/moore/124.htm

Mary McFARQUHAR (abt 1809-?)

Mary McFARQUHAR (nee WHITE) was born about 1809 in Marylebone, St Pancras, London. She married James McFARQUHAR (born about 1806 in
Scotland) who was a chairbuilder. The couple had 6 children, Mary (1827), James  (1829), Isabella(1830), John (1832), Clara (1839-1841) and Janet (Jessie) (1843). She was a widow travelling with her 16 year old daughter Janet. Her immigration says she was going to her daughter Mrs KING. Her elder daughter Isabella (born 1830) was already in Hobart married to William KELLY. So Mary had a nice reason to come as she was a widow and she had grandchildren to meet.

There are more details on this family at http://heritagehelp.co.nz/moore/124.htm

Mary McGEE (abt 1842-?)

Mary McGEE was born about 1842. She could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid & General Servant.

June McKENZIE (abt 1841-?)

June McKENZIE was born abt 1841 in Perthshire Scotland. She was of the Church of England Faith and could read & write. Her Occupation was a Housemaid and Needlewoman.

Sarah MILLER (abt 1842-?)

Sarah MILLER was born about 1842. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and Needlewoman. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Mary MINTO (abt 1842-?)

Mary MINTO was born about 1842. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Ellen OWEN (abt 1836-?)

Ellen OWEN was born about 1836. She was of the Independent Faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Housekeeper. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Augusta PARKER (abt 1842-?)

Augusta PARKER was born about 1842 in Middlesex. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursemaid, Housemaid and Needlewoman.

Caroline PHIPPS (abt 1841-?)

Caroline PHIPPS was born about 1841 in Kent. She was of the Methodist faith and she could read. Her occupation was a General Servant & Nursemaid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Elizabeth PILE (abt 1835-?)

Elizabeth PILE was born about 1835 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid & General Servant. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston. She may have married Alexander ANDREWS, a labourer, on the 3rd November 1862 at Trinity Church, Launceston.

Emma RAYMANT (1840-1887)

Emma RAYMANT was born on the 12th May 1840 at 3, Wallington Place, Wandsworth Road, Battersea, Middlesex, England. For simplicity her birthplace was listed as Lambeth on the 1851 Census. She was christened on the 4th October 1840 in St Marks Church, Kennington, London. She appeared as a scholar on the census in 1851 living at Prescott Place, Hyde Lane, Battersea. From the shipping list for the "Oriental" her skills were listed as a Housemaid, Laundress and General Servant and her religion was Church of England. She emigrated on board the "Oriental" on the 21st May 1859 from London. The commander of the ship was Wm. Thos. Nixon and the Surgeon was E. W. Ward. The ship carried 4 married men, 5 married women, 1 single male aged 13, 107 single women, 2 boys between 3 and under 12, 1 boy 1 and under 3, 11 girls between 3 and under 12 and 1 girl 1
and under 3. Emma arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on the 9th September 1859 at 6.30 pm and was not hired out through the hiring depot so she may have known someone already in Tasmania. As she was an assisted immigrant she had to sign to say she would reside in Tasmania for 4 years or else she would have to pay for her passage. She was hired by Thomas CRUTTENDEN of "Woodsden" at Prossers Plains. She died on the 10th November 1887 in Wooragee, Victoria, Australia aged 47 from cancer. She was buried on the 13th November 1887 in Beechworth Cemetery, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. Emma was able to read and write and recorded her children's birthdates in her bible. Emma has a place in Australian Folklore as the "Co-eeing Woman" as visitors to the Magpie Creek area have heard the plantiff cries of a woman looking for her lost child. She was married
to John MORLEY on 7th January 1860 in St John The Baptist Church, Prossers Plains, Tasmania. Her husband John was born about 1836 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. He was christened on the 15th May 1836 in Withyham, Sussex. He spent his boyhood between 1836 and 1841 at near Yew Tree Cottage, Withyham, Sussex, England. He emigrated from London, England and arrived per "Apolline" which berthed on the 24 September 1842, and they landed 1 October 1842 as the ship was quarantined because of whooping cough and measles. With him on board was his Mother (Martha), Father (James) and 8 brothers and sisters. He resided between 1842 and 1864 on "Woodsden" at Prossers Plains, Tasmania, Australia now known as Buckland. He was a Labourer, a Farmer and a Miner between 1864 and 1896 at Wooragee, Victoria. He died on the 10th February 1896 in Beechworth
Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia from pneumonia. He was buried on the 11th February 1896 in Beechworth Cemetery with Emma and a small headstone records this.

Emma's children were: (n.b. all events have taken place in Australia)

1. Emma Louisa MORLEY was born on the 18 September 1861 at Prossers Plains, Spring Bay, Tasmania. She married William SIMMS on the 30 Sep 1896 at Beechworth, Victoria. Emma died on the 13 August 1916 at Ovens District Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria.

2. Charlotte Amanda MORLEY was born on the 22 January 1863 at Prossers Plains, Spring Bay, Tasmania. She died in 1913 in Hawthorn, Victoria and was unmarried.

3. John George MORLEY was born on the 6 January 1864 at Beechworth, Victoria. He married Louisa SMITH in 1902 in Victoria and he died on the 31 December 1928 at Mt Eccles, Warragul, Victoria and was cremated at Fawkner Crematorium, Victoria.

4. Rosanna MORLEY was born in 1865 at Beechworth Victoria. She died in 1865 at Wooragee Victoria. She was buried in 1865 near the family homestead at Running Creek, Wooragee. Rosanna was also known as Teresia.

5. James Walter MORLEY was born on the 15 December 1869 in Beechworth and died in 1921 at Holbrook, NSW.

6. Clara Agnes MORLEY was born on the 12 September 1872 at Wooragee, Victoria. She married Zacharius WILLIAMS on the 22 Jan 1890 at Beechworth, Victoria and died April 1946. She was buried alongside her parents on the 30 April 1946 at Beechworth Cemetery.

7. Bertha Alice MORLEY was born on the 5 August 1873 at Wooragee, Victoria. She married Joseph CHATFIELD in 1890 and she died on the 15 Jun 1937 at Beechworth, Victoria. She is buried with her husband alongside her parents.

8. Albert Ernest MORLEY was born on the 23 August 1875 at Beechworth, Victoria. He married Lydia Broomfield Elizabeth CURD and died on the 2 August 1945 at Miles, Queensland and they are buried in the Miles Cemetery.

9. Edith Maud MORLEY was born on the 13 July 1877 at Beechworth, Victoria. She married Charles Ernest Hope Bracebridge ALLEN in 1900 in Victoria. She died on the 2 August at 28 Moorhead Street, Camberwell, Victoria and is buried in Burwood Cemetery, Burwood.

10. Amy MORLEY was born on the 27 March 1879 at Running Creek, Wooragee, Victoria. She married Joseph THATCHER at the Camberwell Baptist Church, Camberwell, Victoria on 24 Sep 1904 and died on the 10 November 1943 at 63 Fletcher Street, Auburn, Victoria. Amy is buried at Burwood Cemetery, Burwood.

11. Ada MORLEYwas born on the 26 March 1879 at Running Creek, Wooragee, Victoria. She married Alexander Edward WEGENER in 1900 and died on the 21 January 1973 at Ascot, Queensland. She is buried with her husband at Lutwyche Cemetery, Queensland.

Where Emma lived:

After immigrating from Buckland, Tasmania around 1864 our daughter Emma and her husband John eventually settled at Running Creek, Wooragee (now known as Magpie Creek) where they chased the elusive wealth from gold mining as well as farming. Wooragee is a small rural community north of Beechworth. To access the area one had to drive out along the old Yackanadah Railway Line. Sadly the old yew tree and the headstone made out of railway sleepers which marked the site in 1987 have been demolished by the new owners of the property. Opposite was the camp of thousands of Chinese Miners.

Elizabeth READ (abt 1841-?)

Elizabeth READ was born about 1841 in Middlesex. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursemaid and Housemaid.

Annie RILEY (abt 1839-?)

Annie RILEY was born about 1839 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Nursery Governess. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Jane ROBBINS (abt 1842-?)

Jane ROBBINS was born about 1842 in Kent. She was of the Wesleyan Faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Nursemaid. No marriage was found in Tasmania.

Hannah ROBINSON (abt 1838-?)

Hannah ROBINSON was born about 1838 in London. She was of the Church of England Faith and could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid. After her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston. Nothing further is known of Hannah's whereabouts.

Agnes Matilda RODMAN (1847-?)

Agnes Matilda RODMAN was born in the Sept Qtr of 1847 at 25 Great College Street, Camden Town, St Pancras, England. Her parents were William Hook RODMAN (1811-1876) and Catherine Charlotte Fitzhenry WALTER (1814-1881). She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Nursery Servant. She travelled with her mother Catherine Charlotte (abt 1814) and her sisters Catherine Charlotte (abt 1836), Cecilia Lydia (1840), Dinah Clara (abt 1843) and Louisa Caroline (1845). Agnes married Henry Edwin SPURLING, a Gentleman at St George's Church, Battery Point on the 28 September 1871. Henry was 26 and Agnes 24.The minister was G. BANKS-SMITH and the witnesses were Stephen SPURLING, Stephen SPURLING Jnr and Clara RODMAN. Henry was the son of Stephen SPURLING (1821-) and Louisa LOVETT(1827-). They had 7 children.

i. George Frederick SPURLING Born: 1874 at Launceston

ii. Cecil William SPURLING Born: 1876 at Hobart, TAS, Aust

iii. Arthur Rodman SPURLING Born: 1879 at Launceston

iv. Arthur Rodman SPURLING Born: 1879 at Launceston

v. Florence SPURLING Born: 1882 at Longford

vi. Son: Charles Percy SPURLING Born: 1884 at Longford

vii. Edith Celia SPURLING Born: 1886 at Longford

viii. William Clyde SPURLING Born: 1890 at Bothwell, TAS, Aust.Died: July 1945
Buried: 25 July 1945 at Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Cornelian Bay, Hobart, TAS, Aust

Catherine Charlotte RODMAN (abt 1838-?)

Catherine Charlotte RODMAN was born about 1836 in London, England. In the 1841 Census she was living with her parents at King Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Governess. She travelled with her mother Catherine Charlotte (abt 1814) and her sisters Cecilia Lydia (abt 1841), Louisa (abt 1844) and Agnes Matilda (abt 1847). Catherine Charlotte married John NISBET, a Builder, in the Presbyterian Church, O'Briens Bridge on the 15 Jan 1868. He was 38 and she was 32. The witnesses were Henry SHURBURY and Agnes RODMAN. They had 5 children, Charlotte Cecilia NISBET (1870), Madeline Mary NISBET (1873), Nigel Harold NISBET (1875), Alice Eunice NISBET (1878), Janet NISBET (1882).

Her mother Catherine died on the 11th November 1881 as a Widow aged 67 years at Barrack Street, Hobart. Her cause of death was Softening of the brain and Apoplexy.

Catherine RODMAN (1814-1881)

Catherine Charlotte Fitzhenry RODMAN (nee WALTER) was born on the 18th May 1814 in England to Henry Hamilton BELL (b. 1787) and Charlotte WALTER (b. 1792). She was christened on the 19th June 1814 at Isleworth, London. Her grandparents were Thomas & Catherine BELL and Ludwig & Lydia WALTER. In the 1841 census she was living with her husband and three children at King Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. William was a Tallow Chandler. In 1851, she was staying with her mother who is listed as Unmarried at New Hampton Street, St Giles in the Fields, London but only had Cecilia and Dinah with her. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Governess. She travelled with her 5 girls, Catherine Charlotte (abt 1836), Cecilia Lydia (abt 1841), Dinah Clara (abt 1843) Louisa Caroline (abt 1844) and Agnes Matilda (abt 1847). Her son William Hook RODMAN stayed behind and married Sarah A COOPER or BUNCE at St Paul, Deptford, Kent in 1869. He was a Stock
Broker at the Stock Exchange and died in 1912 in Croydon. Her husband William was an Inmate at the St Giles Workhouse in 1871 and died in the 4th Qtr 1876. The question is why did Catherine come to Tasmania while her husband was still alive? Catherine died on the 11th November 1881 as a Widow aged 67 years at Barrack Street, Hobart. Her cause of death was Softening of the brain and Apoplexy. She left a large number of grandchildren including Charlotte Cecilia NISBET (1870), Madeline Mary NISBET (1873), Nigel Harold NISBET (1875), Alice Eunice NISBET (1878), Janet NISBET (1882), George Frederick SPURLING (1874), Cecil William SPURLING (1876), Arthur Rodman SPURLING (1879), Florence SPURLING (1882), Charles Percy SPURLING (1884), Edith Celia SPURLING (1886), William Clyde SPURLING (1890) all born in Tasmania.

Cecilia Lydia RODMAN (abt 1840-1873)

Cecilia Lydia RODMAN was born about 1840 in London, England. In the 1841 census she was living with her parents at King Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. In 1851 she was staying with her grandmother Charlotte WALTER and her mother and sister at New Hampton Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Nursery Servant. She travelled with her mother Catherine Charlotte (abt 1814) and her sisters Catherine Charlotte (abt 1836), Dinah Clara (abt 1843), Louisa (abt 1844) and Agnes Matilda (abt 1847). Cecilia Lydia married John LUCKMAN, a Gentleman, at St GeorgesChurch, Battery Point on the 5th March 1873 by the Rev. G BANKS-SMITH. He was 37 and she was 32. The witnesses were Stephen SPURLING and Clara RODMAN. Cecilia died in August 1873 aged 33 and is buried in Cornelian Bay Cemetery. She was only married for 6 months.

Clara RODMAN (1843-?)

Dinah Clara (Clara) RODMAN was born on the 1st March 1843 in London, England and christened on the 2nd April 1843 at Old Church, St Pancras, London. Her parents were William Hook RODMAN and Catherine Charlotte Fitzhenry WALTER. In 1851 she was staying with her grandmother Charlotte WALTER and her mother and sister at New Hampton Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Nursery Governess. She travelled with her mother Catherine Charlotte (abt 1814) and her sisters Catherine Charlotte (abt 1836),Cecilia Lydia (abt 1840), Louisa (abt 1844) and Agnes Matilda (abt 1847. Clara was a witnesses at her sister's Cecilia marriage to John LUCKMAN in 1873.

Louisa Caroline RODMAN (1845-1893)

Louisa Caroline RODMAN was born on the 14th June 1845 in London, England. She was christened on the 31st August 1845 at the Old Church, St Pancras London. Her parents were William Hook RODMAN (1811-1876) and Catherine Charlotte Fitzhenry WALTER (1814-1881). In the 1841 census she was living with her parents at King Street, St Giles in the Fields, London. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read and write. Her occupation was a Nursery Servant. She travelled with her mother Catherine Charlotte (abt 1814) and her sisters Catherine Charlotte (abt 1836), Cecilia Lydia (1840), Dinah Clara (abt 1843) and Agnes Matilda (abt 1847). Louisa married John MYERS a widower and gardener at the Free Church Manse, Hobart on the 27th March 1869. He was 48 and she was 25. The witnesses were Frederick and Sarah Ann COLLINS. Louisa died on the 23rd August 1893 aged 48 and she is buried in Cornelian Bay Cemetery after a long and painful illness.

Jane ROSS (abt 1839-?)

Jane ROSS was born about 1839 in London. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Lady's Maid and
Nursemaid. On her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Elizabeth ROWLAND (abt 1826-?)

Elizabeth ROWLAND was born about 1826 in Kent, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Cook. She maybe the Elizabeth ROWLAND who married Thomas LINTON at the residence of the Rev. G. CLARKE, Hobart Town under  Congregationalist Rites on the 18th September 1862. Witnesses to the marriage were William MARRIOTT, Anne MORRISON and Lucy MARRIOTT.

Sarah ROWLAND (abt 1834-?)

Sarah ROWLAND was born about 1834 in Surrey, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Cook.

Julia RYALE (abt 1835-?)

Julia RYALE was born about 1835 in London, England. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Governess.

Anne SCOTT (abt 1831-?)

Anne SCOTT was born about 1831 in Norfolk, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Dressmaker. She may have married a Joseph HYNES in 1870 at George Town and had 1 son.

Anne SHANNA (abt 1839-?)

Anne SHANNA was born about 1839 in Roscommon, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and could Read. Her occupation was a Housemaid. Nothing further is known about Anne.

Hannah STACK (abt 1834-1905)

Hannah STACK was born about 1834 in County Cork, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and she could read. her occupation was a General Servant. She married John STEVENS at Hamilton, Tasmania on the 16th November 1863. They had 5 children.

i. Nicholas was born on the 13th February 1864 and married Harriet Ann
STOCKDALE.

ii. Andrew was born on the 27th April 1867. He married Martha PRESNALL in 1891
at Hamilton and died on the 12th August 1936 they had two children May (b.1892)
and Arthur (b.1894).

iii. A unnamed child was born on the 12th August 1869

iv. A unnamed child was born on the 20th March 1871

v. Henry was born on the 29th August 1874.

Hannah's husband John died on the 26th May 1879 and was buried at
Queensborough Cemetery, Sandy Bay, Tasmania. Hannah died on the 8th October
1905 at 53 Bathurst St, Hobart and was buried on the 10th October 1905 at
Queensborough Cemetery.

Eliza STOCKTON (abt 1839-1923)

Eliza Sarah STOCKTON was born about 1839 in Manchester, Lancashire England, She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a cook. She married Charles NORMAN (1820-1892) a bachelor on the 24th March 1863. The minister was Frederick COX. The signature on the Church Records for Eliza's Marriage matches her signature on the "Oriental". The witnesses to the marriage at St John the Baptist Church, Goulburn Street, Hobart were Mary PRINCE and Anne WALTERS. Charles was an Office Keeper for the Colonial Secretary's Office.

Eliza and Charles had 11 children.

1. Jane NORMAN b. 1863 married Joseph SWIFT on the 16 February 1897

2. Charles NORMAN b. 1864 married Sarah Jane CHAPMAN in Victoria in 1886

3. Lydia NORMAN (1866-1930)

4. William NORMAN b. 1868

5. John Henry NORMAN (1870-1939) married Florence Ellen SUITOR in 1895 at
Launceston. He is buried in Carr Villa Cemetery, Launceston.

6. Ethel NORMAN (1871-1896)

7. Walter Richard NORMAN (1873-1874)

8. Eliza Sarah NORMAN b.1874

9. Ann Amelia NORMAN b.1876

10. George Dobson NORMAN (1878-1953). George is also buried at Carr Villa
Cemetery, Launceston.

11. Martha Isabella NORMAN (1880-1921)

Eliza died at 6 Cromwell Street, Battery Point aged 80 and was buried on the 17th August 1923 at Queensborough Cemetery, Sandy Bay. This house is now a B & B and is for sale at 1 million dollars.

Jane SUMMER (abt 1843-?)

Jane SUMMER was born about 1843 in Middlesex, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a nursery maid. Nothing further is known about Jane.

Jane THOMAS (abt 1841-?)

Jane THOMAS was born about 1841 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Housemaid. After her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto to Launceston.

Amelia TRAFFORD (abt 1839-?)

Amelia TRAFFORD was born about 1839 in Newington, Surrey. Her parents were John TRAFFORD (1806-1885) and Mary (1802-1870). In the 1851 census she was a scholar living at 4 Brighton Place, Camberwell, St George, Lambeth with her cousin, Matilda ANDREWS aged 2 and 1/2 and brothers George, aged 18, a cabinet maker and her other brother John aged 7. Her father, John was aged 46 and was a Pensioned Policeman and Coal Dealer who was born in Kirklington, Oxfordshire. Her mother was 48 and was born in Maidstone, Kent. Amelia was of the Church of England faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Nursery maid. She married William HIMEN in 1862 in Victoria, Australia. Amelia and William's children were John James HIMEN (1863-1932) and Amelia Matilda HIMEN (1865-1925). After the death of her mother, her father remarried a Christiana HARVEY.

Eliza VICKERS (abt 1834-?)

Eliza VICKERS was born about 1834 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and could read. Her occupation was a General Servant and Housekeeper. She was forwarded onto Launceston after her arrival in Hobart.

Mary WALL (abt 1839-?)

Mary WALL was born about 1839 in County Clare, Ireland. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and could read and write. Her occupation was a Housemaid and Needlewoman. She was forwarded onto Launceston after her arrival in Hobart.

Elizabeth WALLIS (abt 1836-?)

Elizabeth WALLIS or WALLACE was born about 1836 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was of the Roman Catholic faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Governess. After her arrival in Hobart she was forwarded onto Launceston.

Margaret WETHERILL (abt 1824-?)

Margaret WETHERILL was born about 1824 in Lancashire, England. She was of the Baptist faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Housekeeper and General Servant.

Eliza WILLIAMS (abt 1839-?)

Eliza WILLIAMS was born about 1839 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a Housemaid.

Emma WILLIAMS (abt 1838-)

Emma WILLIAMS was born about 1838 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a
Nursemaid and Tailoress.

Selina WINDER (1840-1883)

Selina WINDER was born on the 24th April 1840 in London, England. She was christened on the 24th August 1845 at St Leonards, Shoreditch. Her parents were William WINDER and Ann. She was of the Church of England Faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant and Boot Fitter. She was forwarded onto Launceston after her arrival in Hobart. She married Michael RYAN in 1861 at Deloraine and she had a daughter Louisa Emily born in 1861 at Deloraine and who died in 1863. Selina died in South Melbourne, Victoria in 1883 using her maiden name.

Emma WOOD (abt 1838-?)

Emma WOOD was born about 1838 in London, England. She was of the Church of England faith and she could read & write. Her occupation was a General Servant, Cook and Laundress.

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