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The 537 ton teak and yellow metal SOPHIA was built in Calcutta INDIA in 1819. On this voyage she is said to have sailed from London, Portsmouth and finally, on April 27, 1850, from Plymouth. She arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on July 27, 1850 after spending thirteen weeks and three days at sea. She had a crew of 33 and her captain was John Claborn. There were 250 passengers on board and on arrival, her surgeon, Thomas Parr, was tried (and subsequently acquitted) on charges of malpractice and neglect.

One of the aims of this project was to assemble a comprehensive passenger LIST for the voyage and that has been presented further down the page in both a tabular and an expanded family biography format.

Lyn Todd has been the driving force behind this project and has uncovered much more information on many of the SOPHIA's passengers and the family historians researching them. Cyber-tourists are encouraged to e-mail Lyn and the other researchers mentioned in the various family biographies.

As the next section will show, a great deal of information has been uncovered about the ship, her crew and passengers, the voyage, the reasons behind the voyage and the effects it had on the passengers and the Swan River Colony in general.

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"SOPHIA"
[27 July, 1850]
The Voyage Explained

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Assisted Emigration Scheme

The arrival of the SOPHIA in Fremantle on July 27, 1850, is closely linked with the commencement of the convict era in Western Australia. It should also be realised that no female convicts were to be transported to Western Australia. Lengthy negotiations with the home Government regarding the benefits and concerns of convict transportation had ended with an agreement requiring an equal number of free immigrants to receive passage and settlement costs at the Imperial Government's expense. The 250 assisted immigrants on the 'Sophia' were the first to arrive under this new scheme.

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The Ship

The Lloyds Register for 1850 lists the SOPHIA as a 537 ton teak and yellow metal ship that had been built in Calcutta in 1819. A marine survey was carried out in March 1850 in preparation for the Australian voyage.

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The Crew

Fremantle boarding records show a crew of 33 arrived on the SOPHIA with Captain John Claborn, master, who received 25 wages for the journey.

William Reid was paid 12 as 1st mate, as was Meredith Jacobs the 3rd mate.

Thomas Parr, Surgeon Superintendent, was employed for the journey at the rate of 10 shillings per head for each immigrant landing in the colony alive. His gratuity is listed as 125 in total. To ensure he performed his task to the satisfaction of the Colonial authorities, half of his fee was to be paid only after the Colonial Surgeon's inspection of the passenger's health.

Following complaints by several passengers regarding Parr's behaviour during the voyage, an extensive 4-day inquiry was held.

Mrs. Agnes Barclay had been appointed Matron in charge of single female immigrants for the duration of the voyage, for which she was to receive 5.

[ CSO Acc 36/209/23-56 PRO Alexander Library, Perth WA ]

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Passenger Stipends

Stipends were paid to the following passengers to fulfil various duties on board -

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The Voyage

On April 27, 1850 the SOPHIA departed from Plymouth in southern England for Fremantle on the south-west coast of Australia, carrying 250 passengers.

The weather was hot and calm for most of the three-month and 3 day voyage via the Cape of Good Hope. On deck a large sail was filled with water to provide cool bathing and entertainment for the younger passengers.

Rations were supplied according to age. Children between five and fourteen years received half the adult share, but those under five years of age were given no allocation. As a result, a shortage of food often occurred amongst those families with several growing children with a capacity to eat adult quantities.

For many passengers, the provision of oranges proved to be a novelty.

Since no fresh water was taken on board after the SOPHIA set sail from England, the immigrants felt the available supplies were scarce and of poor quality, while Colonial officials considered the supply to be adequate.

The water or lack of fresh provisions, may have been responsible for the bowel complaints during the voyage. Treatment with Opium mixture was used successfully by Surgeon Parr.

The hospital cabin kept an extensive range of medicinals, but only a very limited quantity of many of the essential drugs. Women after confinement received an extra daily ration of a pot of porter.

When the weather permitted, schooling was carefully attended. Of the 30 children receiving tuition, most could not write when they came on board. Mr. Pope considered they learnt to "write a tolerable hand, and understand a little of arithmetic", although Thomas Buckingham Jr. was to later write in his diary that he thought they had not learnt much.

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Arrival in Fremantle

Colonial sentiment was published in the 'Perth Gazette' to welcome the immigrants.

"To the newly arrived, ... You come to a country wherein by sobriety and industry you may, if you please, in a few years secure that which the labour of a life in the mother country would not procure you - a comfortable independence and home for your old age."

Since the names of passengers from the Holborn Union Poorhouse and Cork Foundling Home are missing from the Nominal List of Emigrants, it seems likely that the decision to allow those migrants to travel on the SOPHIA may have been made after the completion of sailing orders.

The Certificate of Final Departure (List A) was considered by the Colonial Office to correspond with the names and numbers of individuals who actually arrived. Surgeon Parr was unable to explain to Colonial Immigration Agent F.D. Wittenoom the errors in his Nominal List of Emigrants (List B), which omitted the foundlings and was incorrect in other places also.

Thomas Rose, Swan River Surveyor Superintendent, prepared a detailed report on the voyage. He noted that Susan Johnson, Sophia Swords, Eliza Waters, Ann Cousins and Sarah Allen, all of whom came from the Holborn Union; as well as Sarah Young and Keziah Bennett were to be considered exceptions to the general good behaviour of the passengers on board. During the voyage Keziah Bennett had gone up on deck after being ordered below, and so had been punished for breaking the regulations by having some of her hair cut off. Passengers breaching regulations were occasionally confined to a cabin.

On 30th August the newspapers printed the following charges made by 6 of the passengers against Surgeon Parr.

However, it was made clear that Mr. Clabon and chief officer Reid, offered uniform kindness and attention to the passengers' comfort, as far as was within their power.

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Suprisingly a letter to the Board of Enquiry dated August 31 from John Morgan, Catherine Murrin who married Morgan later that year and Isaac White declared they had "never signed or authorised any person to sign any document against Mr. Parr." suggesting the grievance was chiefly held by Craig & Randell.

The inquiry was conducted by T.N. Yule, acting Colonial Secretary, J. Gibson RN, late Surgeon Superintendent of the convict ship 'Scindian', and F.D.Wittenoom, Colonial Immigration Agent.

Many of the passengers were extensively questioned.

William Ward stated to investigator Thomas Rose that on two occasions Parr had removed women immediately after confinement from the hospital cabin in order to take in his fancy woman named Fanny Chevasset.

Catherine Murrin noted in her evidence that passenger Chevasset had been a patient in the hospital cabin for approximately five of the thirteen weeks and that the ailment had appeared to be piles requiring regular embrocation by Surgeon Parr.

While many pages of transcriptions from over 20 passengers' interviews exist, noting drunkenness, improper and callous behaviour exhibited by Parr, this official evidence was not released with the verdict as it was considered too damaging to Surgeon Parr's reputation.

The Editor of the Inquirer, on September 4, clearly felt a correct verdict was proclaimed when Parr was heartily cleared of impropriety, stating:

Merchant seamen were governed by strict regulations to prevent their abandoning their vessel during voyages. On August 16, Captain Clabon applied to the Colonial Office on behalf of Seaman John McClue, for permission to be discharged in Perth. McClue was reclassified as a passenger who had paid his passage by working on the ship.

This act may have inspired desertion from the SOPHIA, for the next day, authorities were notified of the desertion of 9 sailors. Three were later detained at Vasse by the Bunbury constable and returned to Perth on the BLACK SWAN early in September, upon which a further two sailors deserted.

Warrants for the arrest of 6 articled seamen were issued:

It is unknown what became of these men.

[ CSO Acc 36/204/94-96 PRO Alexander Library, Perth WA ];   [ Perth Gazette August 1850 ]

Captain Clabon advertised in the Inquirer newspaper on September 18 to hire four able seamen.

A Charles Cl ...e, sentenced to 40 days prison in the Fremantle goal, was granted remission of the remaining 9 days of his sentence on the condition that he ship out as a crewman on the SOPHIA. She sailed from Fremantle on September 30, 1850 and headed for Madras.

[ CSO Acc 36/204 fol 1-155 ; Acc 36/28/290-400; Acc 36/209/fol.1-108, PRO Alexander Library, Perth WA ]

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Convicts and Emigrants

A parallel can be drawn between the 'respectability' of both the free immigrants and convicts in the early years of the scheme, when compared with later arrivals. Many of the convicts from the SCINDIAN received their ticket-of-leave upon landing in the colony, often due to a combination of good behaviour and sentences for non-violent crime. Many had also requested transportation to the colony.

It seems fitting that a passenger from the first assisted immigration, Honora Mulcreary, married convict #1, Samuel Scattergood, from the first convict ship.

The passengers of the SOPHIA were generally considered respectable people, although several of the single girls from the Cork Foundling Home and Holborn Poorhouse, housed at Customs House at Fremantle, were accused of misbehaviour, reckless conduct, and were considered very different from the other immigrants in general character and appearance.

Indicating concern Acting Colonial Secretary T.N. Yule wrote to Immigration Agent F.D. Wittenoom on 15th August:

Yule concluded that he was aware that this solution may indeed create further problems, and suggested moving the girls to Perth and Guildford immediately, "away from the contaminating associates of a seaport".

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Labour in the Colony of Western Australia

The availability of cheap leasehold farmland held great appeal to new arrivals in the colony and their desire to move upward from the servant class created a severe labour shortage which had inflated wages accordingly.

Wages in England in 1850 were 14 pence per day or seven shillings per week. The eastern Australian colonies paid shearers 13 shillings per hundred sheep. Western Australian graziers were forced pay 25 shillings per hundred and were eagerly awaiting cheaper convict labour.

Newspaper advertisements for food in the Swan River colony in July 1850 reflect the high cost of food with fine flour costing 2d per pound, eggs 1s 6d per dozen, mutton 3d per pound and pork 8d per pound.

The Inquirer expressed local landowners' sentiments in July 1850:

The same issue noted that the government proposed to fix wages for the labourers disembarking from the SOPHIA at 12 per annum and 8 for female servants. If the wage were to be refused, then the immigrant would be considered as having no further claim on the government for support.

This issue was clarified further on August 7, when the SOPHIA passengers were notified that upon the refusal to receive any wages whatever, they would cease to derive any assistance from the government. This regulation was in fact enforced during the previous week, when a bricklayer (probably William Ward) refused the offer of 5 shillings per day and six months work. His name was erased from the list of recipients of government rations.

Unengaged immigrants were employed by the Comptroller General of Convicts.

The last passengers to gain employment were the teenage orphans. The authorities posted newspaper advertisements on their behalf, offering an indenture to not exceed 3 years with wages of 30 shillings in the first year, 2 the second, and 3 for the third year.

The greatest industrial development of the late 1840's occurred near Geraldton and the Champion Bay district, much of which was a result of the discovery of lead and copper at the Geraldine Mine in 1848. This led to the agricultural expansion of the area and many of the passengers settled in those areas of greatest growth.

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Consequences of the Arrival of the "SOPHIA"

Social Class

Settlers travelling to Swan River Colony in 1850 were required to pay fares at a rate up to twice that required from those contemplating passage to America or Canada. All of the assisted emigrants sailing on the SOPHIA contributed towards their fare, with many paying up to half.

The arrival of assisted immigrants created a new social class in the Swan River Colony, one that was considered above the convicts, but never rising to the equal of the free settlers.

Immigration Depots

The first convicts arrived unheralded on the SCINDIAN in June 1850, with 75 prisoners and about 125 officials, Enrolled Pensioner guards, and their families. The SOPHIA carried about 250 passengers, thus markedly increasing the population of a colony of about 5,000.

At that time Fremantle had no wharf, thus immigrants could not remain on board for interviews with prospective employers, even though the ships' charters permitted full board for a fortnight after clearance.

The acute accommodation shortage led to the leasing of several buildings in Perth and Fremantle. Some of the immigrants were placed at the disused steam driven flourmill below Mt. Eliza (on the site where the Swan Brewery was later built). The mill was a three-storey building with steep narrow ladders, not designed for habitation. The Inquirer newspaper of September 11, 1850 reported an accident to one of the female immigrants "who fell from the upper story of ... the depot, and alighted on the platform beneath. She remained for some time insensible. The Colonial Surgeon was quickly in attendance ... we regret she is still in a precarious state."

While residing at the Immigration Depot, adult daily ration allowances were:

Country Depots

Many colonists from the York, Northam and Geraldton areas mistakenly believed that the government would assist the immigrants of the SOPHIA to travel to the country areas to seek selection for employment. They were displeased when word was received that not only would they need to leave their farms and travel to the city to find them, but that the most able-bodied and experienced had already been hired.

It was not until 1853, as a result of many pleas to the government, that a depot was opened in Toodyay.

About 1854, the Secretary of State in London ordered the closure of the country immigration depots and noted that the original agreement to subsidise the costs for caring for unemployed immigrants had applied only to those who had sailed on the SOPHIA in 1850. These costs had risen from an annual few hundred pounds to over 2,500. Colonial Governor Fitzgerald had mistakenly assumed that the payments to the colony were to also apply to later arrivals. In future, all such costs were to be defrayed from the Colonial Treasury.  

[ Inquirer September 19, 1855 ]
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"SOPHIA"
[27 July, 1850]
Passenger List

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            Name             Age  Family/Single    Occupation       County             Comments

ALDRIDGE    John             16         S       Labourer           Oxfordshire         ...   ...   ...   ...
ALLEN       Sarah            18         S       Servant            Middlesex         From Holborn Union Workhouse
ASHCROFT    Agnes            31         S       Servant            Lancaster           ...   ...   ...
AUSTIN      William          31         F       Labourer           Hertford          aka [John]
AUSTIN      Jane             25         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BAGG        Samuel           32         S       Shepherd           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
BAKER       Mr.              ..         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Cabin passenger; listed by [Erickson] as arriving on the Sophia with 219 Government immigrants
BALLARD     Phillip          15         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BARCLAY     Agnes            39         S       Matron of Sophia     ....    ....    In charge of single female emigrants
BENNETT     John             27         S       Labourer           Oxfordshire         ...   ...   ...   ...
BENNETT     Keziah           16         S       Servant            Oxfordshire         ...   ...   ...   ...
BIDDY       William          ..         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Entry only found  in' Perth Gazette' and mentioned in [Erickson]

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BINGE       Emma             18         S       Servant            Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGE       Hannah           31         S       Servant            Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGE       Harriet          19         S       Servant            Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGHAM     William          31         F       Labourer           Huntingdonshire     ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGHAM     Rose             28         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGHAM     Mary              7         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGHAM     John              3         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BINGHAM     William           1         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BOYLE       Ellen            20         S       Servant            Dorset            aka [BOYSE; BOYTE]
BRAND       William          36         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire    aka [BRANDIS]
BRAND       Elizth.          39         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    aka [BRANDIS]
BRIDGEMAN   Joseph           21         S       Labourer           Wiltshire         aka [BRIDGMAN]
BRYAN       Thomas           23         S       Labourer           Dublin              ...   ...   ...   ...

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BUCKINGHAM  Thomas           41         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Mary             36         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Maria            13         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Thomas           10         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Mary              9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Alexr.            6         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Betsey            3         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Caroline       infant       F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  John             32         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  Mary             30         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  William           8         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
BUCKINGHAM  John              2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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CANT        William          19         S       Labourer           Essex               ...   ...   ...   ...
CARN        Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CASEY       Ann              17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CAUFIELD    Timothy          15         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CHEVASSANT  Fanny            29         S       Servant            Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
CHRISTIAN   John             16         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CHURCH      Eliza            17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CLANCY      Patrick          36         F       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
CLANCY      Hannah           30         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CLANCY      Mary              2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CLANCY      Dennis            1         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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CLEARY      Mary             21         S       Dairymaid          Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
CLEARY      Cathie.          19         S       Dairymaid          Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Thomas           39         F        ...   ....   ...  Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Bridgett         38         F       Dairymaid          Clare             Occupation indicated by "ditto" for line above
CLUNE       Mary             20         F       Servant            Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Matthew          18         F       Labourer           Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Michael          16         F        ...   ....   ...  Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Jerry            14         F        ...   ....   ...  Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       Thomas            8         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CLUNE       John              6         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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COCKRAM     Richard          46         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
COCKRAM     Eliz.            38         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COCKRAM     Mary             15         F       Servant            Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
COCKRAM     Edmund           11         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COCKRAM     Edward            8         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COCKRAM     Edwin             5         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CONWAY      Michael          30         S       Labourer           Tipperary           ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Thomas           47         F       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Ann              43         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Thomas           15         F       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Mary             14         F       Servant            Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Robt.            10         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Harriet           9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        John              7         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COOK        Emma              4         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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COULSON     James            26         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire    aka [John Wood]
COULSON     Eliza            24         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
COUSINS     Ann              18         S       Servant            Middlesex         From Holborn Union Workhouse 
CRAIG       Samuel           39         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
CRAIG       Mary             34         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Age could be 31y
CRAIG       Mary              8         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CRAIG       Henrietta         4         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CREAM       Timothy          28         F       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
CREAM       Mary             22         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CREAM       Ellen             2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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CUNNINGHAM  John             33         F       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
CUNNINGHAM  Mary             35         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
CUNNINGHAM  Patrick           9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DEANE       Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DEVONSHIRE  Daniel           27         S       Labourer           Hertford            ...   ...   ...   ...
DEVONSHIRE  William          19         S       Labourer           Hertford            ...   ...   ...   ...
DEVONSHIRE  Charles          ..        ...       ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed, but listed with brothers in [Erickson]
DILLON      Richard          20         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
DOGGETT     John             25         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
DOGGETT     Matilda          25         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DOGGETT     Emily             4         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DOGGETT     James            23         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
DOGGETT     Elizabeth        22         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Wife of James

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DONELLY     Cornelius        46         F       Labourer           Hants.              ...   ...   ...   ...
DONELLY     Mary             43         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DONELLY     Cath.            22         F       Servant            Hants.              ...   ...   ...   ...
DONELLY     Helen            20         F       Servant            Hants.              ...   ...   ...   ...
DONELLY     Dennis           17         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
DONELLY     Stephen          14         F       Labourer           Hants.            Age could be 16y ??
DONOVAN     Jeremiah         23         S       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
DRAPER      Thomas           21         S       Labourer           Wiltshire           ...   ...   ...   ...
DUNROUCHE   Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
EAST        William          18         S       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
EDWARDS     Thomas           27         S       Labourer           Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
FINUCANE    Edward           23         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
FINUCANE    Patrick          21         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
FINUCANE    Mary             18         S       Servant            Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...

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FOGARTY     Joseph           15         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
GIBSON      George           19         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
GILLS       Samuel           23         S       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
GOODE       Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
GOODWIN     William          33         F       Labourer           Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
GOODWIN     Margt.           30         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
GREENE      Mary A.          20         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
HAINES      William          21         F       Labourer           Oxfordshire         ...   ...   ...   ...
HAINES      Rachel           24         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
HAINES      John             18         S       Labourer           Oxfordshire         ...   ...   ...   ...
HANNAHAN    Kate             21         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
HASTINGS    Francis          18         S       Labourer           Norfolk           Male
HEGARTY     Thomas           18         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
HOPKINS     Thomas           20         S       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...

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HORRIGAN    James            28         S       Labourer           Cork                ...   ...   ...   ...
HORRIGAN    Mary             26         S       Servant            Cork                ...   ...   ...   ...
HORRIGAN    Cornelius        24         S       Labourer           Cork                ...   ...   ...   ...
HUMPHREYS   Michael          20         S       Labourer           Middlesex         aka [Matthew]
JEFFREY     Young            18         S       Labourer           Huntingdonshire   Male
JOHNSON     John             48         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Ann              40         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     James P.         17         F       Servant            Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Ann J.           15         F       Servant            Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Eliza            13         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Matilda          11         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     John             10         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Charles Henry     2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
JOHNSON     Susan            20         S       Servant            Middlesex         From Holborn Union Workhouse

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KELLY       Michael          28         F       Labourer           Tipperary           ...   ...   ...   ...
KELLY       Mary             24         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Wife of Michael
KELLY       Mary             24         S       Servant            Clare             Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle] with Michael's wife Mary
KNIGHT      Jane             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
LANE        John             15         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
LIDDELOW    John             24         S       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
LIDDELOW    Walter           20         S       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
LIDDELOW    Henry            18         S       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
LILES       William          28         S       Mason              Wiltshire           ...   ...   ...   ...
LINTON      Daniel           39         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
LINTON      Sarah            38         F       Labourer           Norfolk             ...   ...   ...   ...
LLOYD       Amelia           17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
LONG        William          18         S       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
MacKAY      Eliza            17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]

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MARSH       John             46         F       Labourer           Dorset              ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Mary A.          25         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Cornelius        19         F       Labourer           Dorset              ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Sarah            17         F       Servant            Dorset              ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Frederick        11         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Elizth.           9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSH       Edward            6         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Buckingham relation
MARSH       Emma              5         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSHALL    Jane             25         S       Servant            Down                ...   ...   ...   ...
MARSHALL    Mary             18         S       Servant            Down                ...   ...   ...   ...
McCLUE      John             ..         S       Seaman               ....    ....    Crewman who paid his passage by assisting to work the ship; not mentioned by [Erickson]
McKINERNEY  Ellen            23         S       Servant            Limerick          aka [Mary?]
McMAHON     Patrick          19         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...

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McNAMIE     Elizth.          23         S       Servant            Westmeath           ...   ...   ...   ...
McNAMIE     William          21         S       Labourer           Westmeath         aka [McNAMEE]; name appears on application only ??
McTERENCE   William          31         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    McTERENCE; Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
MEARA       Peter            35         F       Labourer           Tipperary         aka [Patrick]
MEARA       Ellen            32         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MEARA       Margt.           15         F       Servant            Tipperary           ...   ...   ...   ...
MEARA       Ann              13         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MEARA       Daniel           10         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MEARA       William        infant       F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MERSON      William          33         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
MERSON      Ann              37         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MERSON      James             8         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MERSON      William           6         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MERSON      Thomas            4         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

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MORGAN      John             29         S       Labourer           Somerset            ...   ...   ...   ...
MORGAN      Patrick          17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] or on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
MULCREARY   Honora           25         S       Servant            Clare               ...   ...   ...   ...
MURPHY      Charles          17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
MURRIN      Cath.            25         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Received gratuity of 2 pounds per voyage for serving as a female constable
NASH        Joseph           17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
NUGENT      John             16         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
PARMENTER   William          20         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
PARMENTER   Mary             21         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
PASCOE      James            20         S       Labourer           Cornwall            ...   ...   ...   ...
PELL        John             21         F       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
PELL        Esther           21         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
PELL        George           19         S       Labourer           Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...

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PENN        George           30         F       Labourer           Kent                ...   ...   ...   ...
PENN        Sarah            20         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
PIGGOTT     Rachel           17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        George           41         F       Labourer           Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Ann              35         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Ellen            19         F       Servant            Devon               ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Rhoda            12         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Eliz              9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Albert            2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
POPE        Lewis          infant       F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
PORTER      George           20         S       Labourer           Middlesex         aka [POSTER] ??
QUIGLEY     James            18         S       Labourer           Kings County        ...   ...   ...   ...

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RANDELL     Samuel           22         S       Carpenter          Hants.              ...   ...   ...   ...
RANDELL     George           19         F       Blacksmith         Hants.              ...   ...   ...   ...
RANDELL     Jane             19         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
REID        John             20         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
ROBINSON    William          36         F       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
ROBINSON    Luccia           21         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Luccia (?); Wife of William
ROBINSON    William          12         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
ROBINSON    Alfred            9         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
ROBINSON    Elizabeth        18         S       Servant            Surrey              ...   ...   ...   ...
RYAN        Timothy          37         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
SAVILLE     Samuel           19         S       Labourer           Huntingdonshire   aka [SAVELL]
SCOTT       Ann              17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]

[Top]       Name             Age  Family/Single    Occupation       County             Comments

SHANAHAN    William          22         S       Labourer           Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
SHANAHAN    Ellen            19         S       Servant            Limerick            ...   ...   ...   ...
SHANAHAN    Bridgett         15         S       Servant            Limerick          aka [Biddy]
SHORT       Thomas J         38         S       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
SIMMONS     Johanna          31         S       Servant            Cornwall            ...   ...   ...   ...
SMITH       Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
STEELE      Emma             15         S       Servant            Southampton         ...   ...   ...   ...
SWORDS      Sophia           19         S       Servant            Middlesex         From Holborn Union Workhouse
TOMPSETT    George           28         F       Labourer           Sussex              ...   ...   ...   ...
TOMPSETT    Harriet          20         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
TOMPSETT    Henry             1         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...

[Top]       Name             Age  Family/Single    Occupation       County             Comments

TRUSCOTT    William          26         F       Labourer          Cornwall          aka [PRESCOTT]; Listed  only on 'Certificate of Final Departure (ie List 'A') - [Erickson] lists him as arriving on the 'Sophia'
TRUSCOTT    Mrs.             30         F        ...   ....   ...   ....    ....    aka [PRESCOTT]; Listed  only on 'Certificate of Final Departure (ie List 'A') - [Erickson] lists her as arriving on the 'Sophia'
VIPPARD     Thomas           18         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLACE     Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLIS      Edward           33         F       Labourer           Sussex              ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLIS      Hannah           30         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLIS      Harriet           7         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLIS      John              3         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALLIS      Ann               2         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WALSH       John             19         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WARD        William          27         F       Bricklayer         Lincolnshire       Could be 37 years old ???
WARD        Mary             34         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WARD        George           21         S       Labourer           Huntingdonshire     ...   ...   ...   ...

[Top]       Name             Age  Family/Single    Occupation       County             Comments

WATERS      Eliza            18         S       Servant            Middlesex         From Holborn Union Workhouse
WATERS      John             15         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....      ...   ...   ...   ...
WELLMAN     William          22         F       Labourer           Dorset              ...   ...   ...   ...
WELLMAN     Rebecca          21         F        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    nee [MARSH]
WHITE       Isaac            16         S       Painter            Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
WHITE       Mary             17         S        ...   ....   ...    ....    ....    Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
WILFORD     William          25         S       Labourer           Leicestershire      ...   ...   ...   ...
WILKINS     Christopher      22         S       Labourer           Wiltshire           ...   ...   ...   ...
WILKINSON  James             20         S       Labourer           Norfolk           aka [WILLIAMSON]; Not listed in [Erickson] but appears on [Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle]
WILMOT      Sarah            18         S       Servant            Cambridgeshire      ...   ...   ...   ...
WILSON      William          18         S       Labourer           Middlesex           ...   ...   ...   ...
YOUNG       Sarah            20         S       Servant            Surrey              ...   ...   ...   ... 
 
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John ALDRIDGE, b. circa 1834 (UK), d. 1892 (W.A.).

John was listed as a 16-year-old labourer from Oxfordshire and could have been the farmer listed at Dongara in the 1873-1887 Almanac.

The Bicentennial Dictionary also refers to him as Thomas James JONES (alias ALDRIDGE), b. 1827-8, d. February 8, 1885; m. October 31, 1853 (Perth, W.A.), Anne Eliza FITZGIBBON, b. 1832, d. April 10, 1927 (W.A.). In that entry, several of his children were given the middle name of ALDRED.

JONES (aka ALDRIDGE) was said to have been a Perth boatman in te 1850s, a Guildford farmer and horse dealer in the 1860s and a farmer at 'Walyoo' in Gingin. He was also a hawker, selling produce from land he leased from Mr. Leeder in Perth. He was the licencee of the 'Granville Hotel' in Gingin in 1870, and built on land he acquired in 1859, thereby securing many Town blocks. He qualified as a juror in 1860 with 250 worth of real estate and was Methodist.

His son carried on his business and they employed six or more Ticket-of-Leave men between 1868 and 1871.

Children:

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Sarah ALLEN, b. 1832 (UK), m. 1851 (Perth, W.A.), William KING (RING).

Sarah was a servant and was selected from the Holborn Union Workhouse.

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Agnes ASHCROFT, daughter of Stephen, b. circa 1819 (UK); m. March 10, 1851 (Perth, W.A.), fellow SOPHIA passenger Samuel Henry RANDELL. [ see entry ].

Agnes was a servant.

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William John AUSTIN, b. 1820 (UK), d. 1884 (Beverley, W.A.); m. April 15, 1850 (Ashwell, Hertfordshire ENG), Jane AUSTIN (nee PEPPER / PETTER), daughter of Henry & Mary (nee WING), b. circa 1824 (UK), d. 1902 (York, W.A.).

William and Jane were married eleven days before they sailed for Australia. William was a gardener in Perth. He was mentioned in the York Census in 1859 and was a farm labourer. He employed a Ticket of Leave man in 1852 & 1867. He was literate and Congregational.

Children:

* For further information on this family, please contact Malcolm Sears.

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Agnes BARCLAY, b. circa 1811 (UK).

Agnes was employed as the Matron on the SOPHIA and was put in charge of the single female emigrants. She was listed as being a resident at the Fremantle Asylum in 1852 and previously as an inmate of an Asylum in Montrose [?] UK, for 2 years

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John BENNETT, b. circa 1813 (UK).

John was employed as an emigrant labourer.

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Keziah BENNETT, b. circa 1830 (UK).

Keziah was employed as a servant. Some of her hair was cut by Thomas PARR, the Surgeon Superintendant on the SOPHIA, as punishment for a breach of regulations during the voyage.

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Emma BINGE, daughter of Frances & Mary, b. circa 1832 (UK), bp. 1834 (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire ENG); m. 1852 (Middle Swan, W.A.), James FISHER.

Emma was a servant and travelled on the SOPHIA with her sisters, Hannah and Harriet (below).

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   WA Pioneers Index   |     ...   Please confirm with other sources
  Cambridge Baptism Index 1801-1837 ]  

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Hannah BINGE, daughter of Frances & Mary, b. circa 1819 (UK), bp. 1830 (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire ENG).

Hannah was a servant and travelled on the SOPHIA with her sisters, Emma and Harriet (above and below).

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   WA Pioneers Index   |     ...   Please confirm with other sources
  Cambridge Baptism Index 1801-1837 ]  

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Harriet BINGE, daughter of Frances & Mary, b. circa 1831 (UK), bp. 1832 (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire ENG); m. 1851 (Perth, W.A.), John Thomas Alfred SHILL.

Harriet was a servant and travelled on the SOPHIA with her sisters, Emma and Hannah (above).

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   WA Pioneers Index   |     ...   Please confirm with other sources
  Cambridge Baptism Index 1801-1837 ]
 

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"BINGHAM"
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William BINGHAM, b. 1819 (ENG); m. 1840 (Lt. Stukely, Huntingdonshire ENG), Rose HOBBS, b. 1822 (UK), d. 1882 (Williams River, W.A.).

William was a farmer in Canning in the 1860s. He employed four Ticket of Leave men between 1862-1878. He was possibly recorded in Williams and was a Methodist.  

Children:

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"BRAND"
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William BRAND / BRANDIS, b. circa 1814 (ENG), d. February 2, 1908 (W.A.); m. (U.K.), Elizabeth BRAND / BRANDIS, b. circa 1811 (U.K.), d. October 17, 1883 (Coorow W.A.).

William was a labourer and small farmer at Toodyay W.A. and at Dongara W.A. with his son David in 1884.

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"BRIDGEMAN"
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Joseph BRIDGEMAN / BRIDGMAN, b. circa 1829 (U.K.); m. fellow SOPHIA passenger Sarah MARSH [ see entry ].

Joseph worked in the Northampton area as a labourer and shepherd for John Williams of 'Willow Gully'.

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"BUCKINGHAM"
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Thomas BUCKINGHAM, son of Thomas & Lucretia, bp. September 11, 1808 (Twitchen, Devonshire ENG), d. October 5, 1879 (W.A.); m. (1) October 23, 1835 (ENG), Mary BUCKINGHAM (nee CHAUNTER/ CHANTER), b. 1814 (U.K.), d. May 21, 1875 (W.A.); m. (2) January 2, 1877, Elizabeth PLACKETT (nee McCOURT), widow of Samuel, daughter of Henry McCOURT.

Thomas and his family travelled to Western Australia on the SOPHIA with his brother John and his family who are listed below. They also travelled with their COCKRAM relatives [ see entry ].

Thomas was a farmer and leased Leeder's farm in Perth. In 1852 he moved to Wanneroo and later to Gingin. He sold his holdings in 1858 and bought 5559 acres at Roleystone. When his cattle died of poison he turned his hand to timber milling in 1861 and his sons built water mills. He was Church of England.  

Children:

* For further information on this family, please contact   Christine Uphill;   Kay McCashney   or visit   First Families.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   I.G.I.   |   'Gingin 1830 to 1960', by H. Udell, 1980, ISBN 0 9596765 1 1 ]  
[ WA Pioneers Index   |   'Memoirs of Thomas Buckingham', Battye Library, Perth W.A. ]   ...   Please confirm with other sources  

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John BUCKINGHAM, son of Thomas & Lucretia, bp. 1817 (Twitchen, Devonshire, ENG), d. 1870 (W.A.); m. 1842 (ENG), Mary Jane BUCKINGHAM (nee WEBBER), b. 1820 (ENG).

John was a carpenter. He travelled to Western Australia with his family on the SOPHIA with his brother Thomas and his family who are listed above. They also travelled with their COCKRAM relatives [ see entry ].  

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   I.G.I.   |   'Gingin 1830 to 1960', by H. Udell, 1980, ISBN 0 9596765 1 1 ]  
[ WA Pioneers Index   |   'Memoirs of Thomas Buckingham', Battye Library, Perth W.A. ]   ...   Please confirm with other sources
 

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"CANT"
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William CANT, b. 1821/1831 (ENG), d. 1921 (Geraldton, W.A.); m. 1863 (Glengarry, W.A.), Margaret (Mary) O'MALEY, d. 1896 (Geraldton, W.A.).

Children:

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"CHEVASSANT"
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Fanny CHEVASSANT, b. circa 1821 (U.K.); m. 1851, (Perth, W.A.), William YATES.

She was listed as a servant from Middlesex.

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"CHRISTIAN"
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John CHRISTIAN, son of John & Mary, b. circa 1834 (U.K.), d. 1903 (W.A.); m. 1863 (Perth, W.A.), (Catherine) Theresa COSGROVE, dau. of Henry & Mary, b. 1841, d. 1922 (Gingin, W.A.).

Children:

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Eliza CHURCH, b. circa 1833 (U.K.); m. 1855, (W.A.), fellow SOPHIA passenger William WELLMAN [ see entry ].

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"CLANCY"
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Patrick CLANCY, b. 1814 (IRELAND); m. (U.K.), Hannah (Ann) CLANCY (nee RYAN), b. 1820 (U.K.).

Patrick was listed as a labourer from Limerick in Ireland.  

Children:

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"CLEARY"
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Catherine CLEARY, dau. of John, b. circa 1831 (Limerick, IRELAND); m. 1853 (Fremantle, W.A.), William Dockray JACKSON, (widower), son of William, b. 1827 (ENG), d. 1895 (Fremantle, W.A.).

Catherine was possibly the sister of Mary (below), and was listed as a dairymaid from Limerick in Ireland.

William was a Master Mariner and shipowner from Sunderland in England, and later became part owner of the Guyon with Henry YELVERTON [ see entry ]. He was also the Island Superintendant on Rottnest Island.

Children:

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Mary Ann CLEARY, dau. of John & Mary Ann, b. circa 1829 (Limerick, IRELAND); m. 1851 (Fremantle, W.A.), William FOWLER.

Mary was possibly the sister of Catherine (above), and was listed as a dairymaid from Limerick in Ireland. She possibly went to South Australia in 1863 with 6 children.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'They kept this State afloat,' by R.Dickson, ISBN 0 859 052 141 ]
 

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Thomas CLUNE, b. 1796 (U.K.), d. 1866 (W.A.); m. (IRELAND), Bridget CLUNE (nee MacMAHON), b. 1802 (U.K.), d. 1866 (W.A.).

W.L. Brockman of Guildford offered Thomas employment, and early in September, he travelled by boat to the township, arriving in wet weather at 11pm with his wife and two children. He viewed his allotted cottage with the foreman, as Mr. Brockman was absent from the property. Later that night Thomas and his family called upon Bishop Serra for accommodation, claiming they had received no welcome. The following day they were given provisions and 2 by Bishop Serra and returned to Perth. Mr. Brockman later vehemently denied this claim.

With son-in-law Martin BUTLER, Thomas paid 100 for pastoral rights in the Victoria Plains district. Thomas applied in 1856 to have some relatives sent from Ireland. The Clune family became influential pastoralists.  

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources   [   'Perth Gazette' Oct 1850 ]
[ 'The Victoria Plains,' by Rica Erickson, 1971 (includes portraits)   |   'Conquest & Settlement' by G. Blackburn, 1999 ]
 

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Richard COCKRAM / COCKMAN, bp. 1804 (Molland, Devonshire, Eng.), d. 1882 (Canning, W.A.), m. 1834 (Moline, Devonshire, Eng.), Elizabeth (Betsy) COCKRAM (nee BUCKINGHAM), bp. 1811 (Twitchen, Devonshire, Eng.), dau. of Thomas & Lucretia, d. 1888 (drowned, Canning, W.A.).

Richard was listed as a labourer from Devon, Eng., and his eldest daughter, Mary, was listed as a servant from the same place.

Richard and Elizabeth decided to emigrate under the sponsored immigration scheme with Elizabeth's brothers Thomas [ see entry ] & John [ see entry ] BUCKINGHAM.

Richard leased 6,000 acres of land with his brother-in-law, Thomas BUCKINGHAM.  

Children:

* For further information on various members of this family, please contact   Jill Bickmore or visit the entry on First Families 2001.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'The Victoria Plains' by Rica Erickson, 1971   |   'Ancient Landmarks' by Sister Mary Albertus Bain, 1975 ]
[ 'The Serpentine: A History of the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale' by N. Coy, 1984 (contains portraits) ]
[ 'Early Days' (The journal & proceedings of WA Historical Society) vol 4 pt 6, & vol 7 pt 7 ]
[ 'Along the Canning' by F.S. Carden, 1968   |   'ANGAM database' by National Archives of Australia ]
 

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Michael CONWAY, b. 1820 (Ireland), m.(1) 1857 (York, W.A.), Jane GALLAGHER, b. 1840, d. 1859 (York, W.A.), m.(2) 1865 (York, W.A.), Mary Ann PETIT, (widow, sister of Michael WHITE), d. 1920 (York, W.A.).

Michael was listed as a labourer from Tipperary, IRL.

Children:

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Thomas Abbs COOK, son of Thomas & Susannah (nee ABBS), bp. 1802 (Eng.), d. 1889 (Victoria, AUS), m. 1824 (UK), Ann COOK (nee HARMER), daughter of James & Sarah (nee WEEDON), bp. 1806 (UK), d. 1894 (Essendon, Victoria, AUS).

Thomas and his eldest son, Thomas, were listed as labourers from Norfolk, Eng., while his eldest daughter, Mary, was listed as a servant from the same place.

In 1856, Thomas sold his land to Henry Yelverton, the husband of fellow Sophia passenger Mary Marshall [ see entry ]. The next year, in 1857, Thomas left for Victoria with his wife and younger children, Robert, John & Emma.  

Children:

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James (John Wood) COULSON, b. 1824 (Cambridge, Eng.), m. (UK), Eliza COULSON, b. 1826 (UK).

James was listed as a labourer from Cambridgeshire, Eng. He was originally a Private in the British Army.

Children:

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Ann COUSINS, b. 1832 (UK).

Ann was listed as a servant from Middlesex, Eng., and was selected form the Holborn Union Workouse.

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Samuel Smale CRAIG, son of John & Henrietta (nee BELL), b. 1811 (Scotland), d. 1869 (York, W.A.), m. 1836 (St.Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devonshire, Eng.), Mary CRAIG (nee MORTON), b. 1814 (Eng.), d. 1891 (W.A.).

Samuel was listed as a labourer from Devon, Eng., and held the first Hotel License in the York district of W.A.  

Children:

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[ York census for 1859 - S.R.O. WA, Alexander Library Building, Perth, Acc. 101 ]
 

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Timothy CREAM, b. 1822 (Eng.), d. 1863 (W.A.), m. (Eng.), Mary Ann CREAM (nee CUSHEN / CUSHION), b. 1838 (Scotland), d. 1895 (W.A.).

Timothy was listed as a labourer from Middlesex, Eng.  

Children:

After Timothy died Mary CREAM, m.(2) 1867 (Geraldton, W.A.), James SMITH, b. 1817, d. 1895 (Greenough, W.A.).

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'Life of its Own' by Sister Mary Albertus Bain, 1996   |   'Chapman Valley Pioneers' by P. McDonnell, 1974 ]
 

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"DEANE"
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Mary Jane DEANE, b. 1833 (UK), m. 1858 (Fremantle, W.A.), William PHILPOT, b. 1830 (UK).

William was an expiree convict who arrived in 1853 on the Pyrenees. They lived in the Geraldton district.

Children:

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"DEVONSHIRE"
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Daniel DEVONSHIRE b. 1823 (Eng.), travelled with a possible brother William DEVONSHIRE, b. 1831 (Eng.), d. 1900 (W.A.).

Daniel and William were both listed as labourers from Hertford, Eng.

Some sources suggest that Charles DEVONSHIRE also travelled with brothers but he does not appear on any passenger lists.

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[ WA Pioneers Index   |   'Perth Gazette' 1850 ]
 

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"DILLON"
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Richard DILLON, son of Michael & Mary, b. 1830 (Ireland), d. 1872 (W.A.), m.(1) 1851 (Perth, W.A.) Maria / Mary (nee HERTNAN), daughter of James & Ann, d. 1858 (W.A.), m.(2) 1860 (Perth, W.A.), Ann McKINLEY / McKENZIE, daughter of Patrick.

Richard was listed as a labourer from Limerick, IRL.

Children:

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John DOGGETT, b. 1825 (Eng.), d. 1870 (W.A.), m. (UK), Matilda DOGGETT (nee COOK), daughter of John, bp. 1823 (Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, Eng.), d. 1903 (W.A.).

John was listed as a labourer from Cambridgeshire, Eng., as was James Doggett (below), but it is not certain if they were related.

John was a whaler and the registered owner of the Mystery.  

Children:

* For further information on this family, please contact Maureen Barnard.

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[ WA Pioneers Index   |   Cambridge Baptism Index 1801-1837 ]
 

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James DOGGETT, b. 1827 (Eng.), m. (UK), Elizabeth DOGGETT, b. 1828 (UK).

James was listed as a labourer from Cambridgeshire, Eng., as was John Doggett (above), but it is not certain if they were related.

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"DONELLY"
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Cornelius DONNELLY, b. circa 1804 (UK), m. (UK), Mary DONNELLY, b. circa 1807 (UK).

Cornelius and his youngest son, Stephen, were listed as labourers from Hants., Eng. His eldest daughters, Catherine & Helen, were listed as servants from the same place.

After landing, Cornelius remained at the Mt. Eliza Steam Mill Depot for about three weeks and his family was considered to be a respectable and gentile family.  

Children:

In 1850, Perth solicitor A.H. Stone described Catherine DONELLY as a very fine and pretty girl, whose first employment was with the Colonial Immigration Officer, F.D.Wittenoom. Stone also offered her brother, Dennis, his first employment at 9 a year, and described him as an intelligent looking lad.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'The Diary of Alfred Hawes Stone'   |   'Early Days' (The journal & proceedings of WA Historical Society) vol 1 pt 6 ]
[ 'The Bride Ships' by Rica Erickson, 1992 ]
 

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"DUNROUCHE"
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Mary Ann DUNROUCHE / DUNROACH, b. 1833 (UK), d. 1924 (Northam, W.A.), m. 1854 (Toodyay, W.A.), John Henry JOHNSON, b. 1814, d. 1893 (W.A.), bd. (Northam, W.A.).

Mary was a nurse in the colony.

Children:

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"EDWARDS"
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Thomas EDWARDS, son of Francis, b. 1823 (UK), m. 1851 (Dardanup, W.A.), fellow Sophia passenger, Mary HORRIGAN, daughter of Cornelius, b. 1824 (UK). [ see entry ]

Edward was listed as a labourer from Clare, IRL.

Children:

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"FINUCANE"
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Edward FINUCANE, b. 1827 (UK); Patrick FINUCANE, b. 1829 (UK); Mary FINUCANE, b. 1832 (UK).

Edward and Patrick FINUCANE were both listed as labourers from Limerick, IRL while Mary was listed as a servant from the same place.

Historic sources claim that Edward, Patrick and Mary were siblings. In August 1850 A.H. Stone, a solicitor of Perth, offered one of the boys employment at 10 per year, but he is said to have declined, in preference to obtaining a farm position.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources   [ 'The Diary of Alfred Hawes Stone' ]
[ 'Early Days' (The journal & proceedings of WA Historical Society) vol 1 pt 6 ]
 

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Joseph FOGARTY, b. 1835 (UK), m. Harriet AUCHENECK / AUCHINLACK, daughter of Alexander & Margaret (nee BURGOYNE), b. circa 1839 (Derry, Ireland), d. 1897 (Irwin River, W.A.).

Children:

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"GOODWIN"
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William GOODWIN, b. 1817 (UK), m. (UK), Margaret GOODWIN, b. 1820 (UK).

William was listed as a labourer from Clare, IRL.

Margaret possibly left for South Australia on the Merope in 1852.

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"GREENE"
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Mary Ann GREENE / GREEN, b. circa 1830 (UK), m. circa 1851 (Busselton, W.A.), Edward PETTIT / PETITT, son of John & Rebecca.

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William HAINES, b. 1829 (UK), d. 1871 (Pinjarra, W.A.), m.(1) (UK), Rachel HAINES (nee HEATH), b. 1826 (UK), d. 1857 (W.A.); m.(2) 1863, Mary McCOY (nee CONROY, widow of William), b. 1837.

William was listed as a labourer from Oxfordshire, Eng., and could have been the brother of John (below) who was also listed as a labourer from Oxfordshire.

Children:

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John HAINES, b. 1832 (UK).

John was listed as a labourer from Oxfordshire, Eng., and could have been the brother of William (above) who was also listed as a labourer from Oxfordshire.

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Francis HASTINGS, b. 1832 (UK), m. 1855 (Toodyay), Mary McPHAIL, b. (Wicklow, Ireland), d. 1899 (Northam, W.A.).

Francis was listed as labourer from Norfolk, Eng.

Children:

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"HOPKINS"
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Thomas George HOPKINS, son of Thomas, b. 1826 (UK), d. 1899 (W.A.), m. 1853 (Fremantle, W.A.), Sarah ADAMS, daughter of William & Elizabeth, b. 1835 (Fremantle, W.A.).

Thomas was listed as a labourer from Middlesex, Eng. He was employed as a Town Crier from 1875 onwards.

Children:

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"HORRIGAN"
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Mary HORRIGAN / HORGAN, daughter of Cornelius, b. circa 1824 (UK), m. fellow Sophia passenger Thomas EDWARDS, son of Francis, b. circa 1823 (UK). [ see entry ]

Mary was listed as a servant from Cork, IRL. It is possible that Mary was related to two other HORRIGAN passengers who were on the same voyage. James & Cornelius HORRIGAN were both listed as labourers from Cork.

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"HUMPHREYS"
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Michael (Matthew) HUMPHREYS, son of William & J., b. 1830 (UK), m. 1867 (York, W.A.), Brigid O'DONOHUE, daughter of Patrick & Catherine, b. 1841.

Michael was listed as a labourer from Middlesex, Eng.

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"JOHNSON"
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John Saunders JOHNSON / JOHNSTON, b. 1801/2 (UK), d. 1875 (S.A.), m. 1832 (St.Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, Devonshire, Eng.), Ann JOHNSON (nee PALMER), b. 1810 (UK).

John was listed as a labourer from Devon and his two eldest children, James and Ann, were listed as servants from the same place.

At a later date, John moved to South Australia with his wife and youngest child, Joseph, who was born in W.A. the year after they arrived.  

Children:

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Susan JOHNSON b. 1830 (UK), m. 1852 (Perth, W.A.), George PHILLIPS.

Susan was listed as a servant from Middlesex, Eng., and was selected from the Holborn Union House in Middlesex. She may not be any relation to John & Ann (above), who were selected from Devon.

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John LIDDELOW / LUDLOW, son of John & Mary Ann (nee SHALDERS), b. May 1826/7 (UK), d. Jul 1893 (Perth, W.A.), m. (1), Jan 1852 (Perth, W.A.), Amelia CROW(E), daughter of Fred, b. circa 1834, d. Nov 1869 (Perth, W.A.), m.(2), Apr 1870 (Perth W.A.), Jane Byers WOOD, b. 1844/5, d. Oct 1930 (Perth, W.A.).

John was listed as a labourer from Norfolk, Eng., and migrated with his brothers, Henry and Walter (below). They were joined in 1860 by relatives travelling on the Lord Raglan. They were their mother Mary Ann, m. 1825 (Norwich, Norfolk, Eng.), John LIDDELOW, d. 1861 (Perth, W.A.); a younger brother, Albert LIDDLELOW, d. 1919 (Perth, W.A.); and a cousin, William LIDDELOW, son of William, d. 1865 (Guildford, W.A.)

John ran a successful butchery on the corner of Murray & Barrack Streets, Perth from 1860's.

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'Along the Canning' by F.S. Carden, 1968   |   'The People of Perth' by C.T. Stannage 1979 (photographs) ]  

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Walter LIDDELOW, son of John & Mary (nee SHALDERS), b. 1830 (UK), d. Apr 1904 (W.A.), m. May 1853 (Fremantle, W.A.), Mary JOYCE / JOICE, daughter of John, b. 1835, d. Jan 1906.

Walter was listed as a labourer from Norfolk, Eng., and migrated with his brothers, John (above) & Henry (below).

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'Along the Canning' by F.S. Carden, 1968   |   'The People of Perth' by C.T. Stannage 1979 (photographs) ]  

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Henry LIDDELOW, son of John & Mary (nee SHALDERS), b. 1832 (UK), d. circa 1897 (W.A.), m. 1867 (Perth, W.A.), Maria FALLON, b. 1846, d. April 1912.

Henry was listed as a labourer from Norfolk, Eng., and migrated with his brothers, John & Walter (above).

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'Along the Canning' by F.S. Carden, 1968   |   'The People of Perth' by C.T. Stannage 1979 (photographs) ]
 

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William John Grant LILES, b. 1822 (UK), m. Jul 1852 (W.A.), Sarah Jane LYTTLETON, daughter of Dr. John, b. 1822.

William was listed as a mason from Wiltshire, Eng.

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Daniel LINTON, b.1811 (UK), d. Mar 1867 (W.A.), m. (UK), Sarah LINTON, b. 1812 (UK).

Sarah was listed as a labourer from Norfolk, Eng.

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Amelia LLOYD, b. 1833 (UK).

Amelia possibly had 2 children in the Champion Bay district of W.A. They were Ann Maria LLOYD, b. 1856, and William LLOYD, b. 1859.

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"LONG"
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William LONG, son of Elizabeth (nee BRAND / BRANDIS), b. 1832 (UK), m. Aug 1855 (Northam, W.A.), Sarah GREEN, daughter of Joseph, b. Dec 1837 (Perth, W.A.).

William was listed as a labourer from Cambridgeshire, Eng.

Children:

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John MARSH, b.1801/4 (UK), d. Nov 1871 (W.A.), m. Hannah WELLMAN, d. (U.K.).

John and his son Cornelius were listed as labourers from Dorset, Eng. His daughter Sarah was listed as a servant.  

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ WA Pioneers Index   |   'The Horses Came First' by A. Schorer, 1974 ]
[ 'First Stage South: History of Armadale/Kelscott District, WA' by D.Popham, 1980 (contains portraits) ]
 

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Mary MARSHALL, b. Jun 1831 (Ireland), d. Sep 1919 (W.A.), m. 1853 (Perth, W.A.), Henry YELVERTON, b. Dec 1828 (Eng.), d. Apr 1880 (Quindalup, W.A.).

Mary was listed as a servant from Down IRL. She was possibly a sister of Jane (below).

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources   [ WA Pioneers Index ]
[ 'Excellent Connections: History of Bunbury (W.A.) 1836-1990' by T. Barker & M. Laurie 1992 ]  

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Jane MARSHALL, b. circa 1825 (UK).

Jane was listed as a servant from Down IRL. She was possibly a sister of Mary (above).

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Ellen McKINERNEY / McINERNEY / McKINNERNLY, b. 1827 (UK), m. 1852 (W.A.), George BARKER.

Ellen was listed as a servant from Limerick IRL, and could have been called MARY as well.

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Patrick McMAHON, b. 1831 (UK).

Patrick was listed as a labourer from Limerick IRL. It is possible that he travelled to South Australia in 1857 on the Lochinvar.

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"McNAMIE"
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Elizabeth McNAMIE / McNAMEE, daughter of Herbert, b. 1827 (UK), m. 1851 (Perth, W.A.), James SMITH, son of William.

Elizabeth was listed as a servant from Westmeath IRL, and was possibly a sister of William (below).

Children:

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William McNAMIE/ McNAMEE, b. 1829 (UK).

William was listed as a labourer from Westmeath IRL, and was possibly a brother of Elizabeth (above).

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Peter (Patrick) MEARA b. 1815 (UK), m. (UK), Ellen MEARA (nee ARDIN), b. 1818.

Peter and Ellen were listed as a labourer and servant from Tipperary, IRL.  

Children:

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William MERSON, b. 1817 (UK), m. (UK), Ann MERSON (nee BEDFORD), b. 1813 (UK).

William was listed as a labourer from Devon. He is believed to have travelled to Victoria with his wife & four children in 1852 on the Louisa.  

Children:

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"MORGAN"
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John Morgan, b. circa 1821 (UK), m. 1850 (Fremantle, W.A.), Catherine MURRIN, b. 1825 (UK). She was a fellow Sophia passenger. [ see entry ].

John was listed as a labourer from Somerset, Eng. He was a baker at Fremantle and by 1857 had moved to the Avon district.

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Honora MULCREARY / MULCRAVEY / MULCLEARY / MALCREVY / WALL, daughter of James & Elizabeth, b. 1825 (Tullow, Ireland), m. 1851 (Perth, W.A.), Samuel SCATTERGOOD, (alias Samuel Joe THOMPSON / Joseph Samuel THOMPSON), possibly the son of Samuel & Mary (nee NAIL) of Sheepshed, Eng.), b. 1821 (UK), d. Apr 1862 (W.A.).

Honora was listed as a servant from Clare, IRL.

Samuel was convict #1 and was transported to W.A. on the Scindian.

Children:

* For further information on various members of this family, please contact   Marilyn Carter.

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Catherine MURRIN / MORRISON, b. 1825 (UK), m. 1850 (Fremantle, W.A.) John MORGAN, b. circa 1821 (UK). He was a fellow Sophia passenger. [ see entry ].

Catherine was the hospital assistant on the Sophia and was paid a gratuity of 2 per voyage for serving as a female constable. Although listed as complainant against Surgeon Parr in the 'Perth Gazette' on 30th August, she later denied knowledge of the allegations.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ CSR 209 Battye Library, Perth WA   |   'Perth Gazette' 1850 ]
 

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William PARMENTER, b. 1830 (UK), m.(1)(UK), Mary Ann PARMENTER (nee CRACKNELL), b. 1829 (UK), d. 1856 (W.A.). William m.(2) 1860 (Perth, W.A.), Margaret McCLARNEN.

William was listed as a Labourer from Cambridgeshire, Eng.

In 1865 W., T., & S. PARMENTER are listed as travelling to South Australia on the Anne Saunderson.

Children:

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Thomas PARR was the Surgeon Superintendant on the Sophia.

In Feb 1851, he was employed as surgeon on the Champion for a surveying expedition to Shark & Champion Bays.

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James (John) PASCOE, son of Headlafs, b. 1830 (UK), m. 1853 (Perth, W.A.), Adah WILLIAMS, b. cir. 1831.

James was listed as a labourer from Cornwall, Eng. He may have been joined in 1871 by relatives from South Australia.

Children:

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John C. PELL, son of William & Frances, bap. 1830 (Arrington, Cambridgeshire, Eng.), d. 1906 (Dongara, W.A.), m. Nov. 1849 (Whadden, Cambridgeshire, Eng. ), Esther PELL (nee BRIGHT), dau. of William & Hannah (nee SKINNER), bap. 1830 (Whadden, Cambridgeshire, Eng.), d. 1905 (W.A.).

John was the brother of George PELL (below) and was listed as a labourer from Cambridgehire, Eng.

Together with his clearly pregnant wife, John was hired on arrival by Gerald de Courcy Lefroy of 'Walebing' in the Victoria Plains district. The annual wages for the two of them was 16 plus keep.

Esther's chores of cooking on an open fire, and washing by hand in an old cask, were apparently approached with good temper considering her advanced pregnancy. In November 1850, her son was born in the isolated rural area, without a nurse, while John was working away from 'Walebing'. He was possibly the first white child to be born in Victoria Plains district.

John's farm in the colony was named 'Wimpole', the same as the parish next to Arrington in Cambridgeshire, where he had lived. 'Pells Bridge' is near Dongara W.A.

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ WA Pioneer Index   |   IGI   |   'Cambridge Baptism Index, 1801-37'   |   LeFroy Diaries, 5/8/1850' Western Australian Archives]
['The Victoria Plains' by Rica Erickson, 1971   |   'Early Days'(The journal & proceedings of WA Historical Society) vol 6 pt 6 p.65 ]  

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George PELL, son of William & Frances, bap. 1832 (Arrington, Cambridgeshire, Eng.).

George was the brother of John PELL (above) and was listed as a labourer from Cambridgehire, Eng.

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George William PENN, b. 1820 (UK), d. 1852/3 (W.A.), m. 1847 (Eng.), Sarah Elizabeth PENN (nee SPAINE), b. 1830 (Eng.).

George was described as a labourer from Kent, Eng.

Sarah m.(2) 1854 (Guildford, W.A.), John OLDFIELD.

Children:

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians ] ... Please confirm with other sources
[ 'Old Toodyay and Newcastle' by Rica Ericson, 1974   |   'Chapman Valley Pioneers' by P. McDonnell, 1974 ]
 

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Rachel PIGGOTT, b. 1833 (UK), m. 1858 (Perth, W.A.), Charles CONNOLLY, son of John & Mary (nee SPICE), b. 1837 (Perth, W.A.).

Rachel later deserted Charles, taking a child and reverting back to the name PIGGOTT.

Children:

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George POPE, son of William & Mary, bp. 1809 (Topsham, Devon ENG), d. 1874 (Geraldton, W.A.);

m.(1) 1828 (Topsham, Devon ENG), Martha Hannah SALTER, daughter of John & Sarah (nee BURFORD), bp. 1810 (Topsham, Devon ENG), d. circa 1844;

m.(2) circa 1846 (U.K.), Ann POPE (nee GOLAKHER / GALLAGHER?), b. 1815 (U.K.), d. 1882 (Geraldton, W.A.)

George and his eldest daughter, Ellen, were listed as a labourer and servant from Devon in England.

George and Ann worked for the Wesleyan Native Mission at Wanneroo and later became schoolteachers at York.  

Children:

* For further information on various members of this family, please contact   Lyn Todd; and   Mark Schipp.

[ Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians   |   'Ancient Landmarks', Sr. Mary Albertus Bain, 1975, ISBN 0 85564 090 1 ]
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James QUIGLEY, b. circa 1832 (U.K.).

James was listed as a labourer from Kings County in Ireland and possibly travelled to South Australia in 1856 aboard the Frances under the name of James QUIGBEY.

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Samuel Henry RANDELL, son of James & Elizabeth (nee COUNTER), b. circa 1828 (U.K.), m. March 1851 (Perth, W.A.), Agnes ASHCROFT, daughter of Stephen, b. circa 1820. She was a fellow Sophia passenger. [ see entry ].

Samuel was listed as a carpenter from Hants. in England and George RANDELL (below) came from the same county.

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George RANDELL, son of James & Jane, b. 1830 (Milton Hampshire ENG), d. 1915 (Perth, W.A.),

m.(1) April 1850 (Baptist Chapel, Symington, Southampton ENG), Jane RANDELL (nee HYDE), daughter of Joseph, b. 1830 (U.K.), d. 1868 (Perth, W.A.);

m.(2) 1869 (Trinity Church, Perth, W.A.), Mary Louisa SMITH, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (nee Strickland), b. 1845, d. 1874 (Perth, W.A.);

m.(3) 1881 (Fremantle, W.A.), Lucy JAMES, (widow, nee FRANCISCO), daughter of Alexander & Charlotte, b. 1839 (ENG), d. 1897 (Fremantle, W.A.).

George was listed as a blacksmith from Hants. in England and came from the same county as Samuel RANDELL (above). He was also a cordwainer and a trader. He became Mayor of Perth (W.A.) in 1884. He was an MLC; JP; life deacon of Trinity Congregational Church; Colonial Secretary; and became the first man to run a steam passenger service between Perth and Fremantle. He has been commemorated by the placement of a brass pavement plaque in the city of Perth (W.A.).

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[ 'Early Days' (WA Historical Society Journal & proceedings) vol 1. No.9, p.60   |   'Cyclopedia of Western Australia', J.S.Battye ]
[ 'Biographical Register of Members of Parliament of Western Australia, vol 1 1870-1930', D.Black & G.Bolton, 1980 ]
 

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Timothy RYAN, son of James, b. circa 1815 (Tipperary, IRELAND), d. 1902 (W.A.).

Timothy was listed as a labourer from Limerick in Ireland.

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Bridgett (Biddy) (O)SHANAHAN, daughter of James (SHEEHEY?), b. circa 1835 (U.K.), d. 1859 (W.A.), m. 1853 (Dardanup, W.A.), William Cunningham RAMSAY, b. 1820, d. 1862 (Picton ,W.A.).

Bridgett was listed as a servant from Limerick in Ireland. Her husband was already a widower and she died during childbirth. She arrived with William and Ellen SHANAHAN, who were also from the same county in Ireland.

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Thomas J. SHORT, b. circa 1812 (U.K.).

Thomas was listed as a labourer from Middlesex in England and possibly returned to England in 1861 aboard the Lord Raglan.

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Johanna SIMMONS / SIMONS / SIMMONDS, b. circa 1819 (Flushing, ENG), d. 1887 (W.A.), m. 1852 (Australind, W.A.), James PIGGOTT, b. 1822, son of Thomas & Mary, d.1888 (Bunbury, W.A.)

Johanna was listed as a servant from Cornwall in England.

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Emma STEEL(E), b. circa 1834 (U.K.), m. 1852 (W.A.), James CROUCH, b. circa 1830.

Emma was listed as a servant from Southampton in England.

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Sophia SWORDS, b. cir. 1831 (U.K), m. 1851 (Fremantle, W.A.), John RAISON / RASIN / RASON, b. circa 1826 (U.K.), d. circa 1868 (near Albany, W.A.).

Sophia was listed as a servant from Middlesex in England and was selected from the Holborn Union Workhouse.

John was an expiree convict who arrived in June 1850 aboard the Scindian. He was killed by a whale.

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George TOMPSETT, b. circa 1822 (U.K.), m. (U.K.), Harriet TOMPSETT, b. circa 1830 (U.K.).

George was listed as a labourer from Sussex in England and the family travelled to South Australia aboard the Fergus on March 21, 1855.  

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Mary WALLACE, dau. of John, b. circa 1834 (IRELAND), m. 1857 (York, W.A.), Sylvanus BUCKLAND, b. circa 1834 (ENG).

Sylvanus was an expiree convict who arrived aboard the Dudbrook on February 2, 1853.

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* For further information on various members of this family, please contact   Julie Fitzgerald.

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Edward WALLIS / WALLACE, b. circa 1818 (U.K.), d. 1882 (Perth, W.A.), m. (U.K.), Hannah WALLIS (nee WATERS), b. circa 1820 (U.K.), d. 1877 (Fremantle, W.A.).

Edward was described as a labourer from Sussex in England.  

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[ 'Calamunda, A home in the forrest', by J Slee & B Shaw, 1979, ISBN 0959583106 (photographs) ]
 

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John T. WALSH, b. circa 1831, m. 1858 (Champion Bay, W.A.), Mary Ann TUOHY.

John was the Sergeant of Police at Guildford, W.A. in 1854.

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William WARD, b. circa 1813 (U.K.), m. (U.K.), Mary WARD (nee GARRETTY / GARRELLY), b. circa 1814 (U.K.).

William was listed as a bricklayer from Lincolnshire in England. It was suggested that he was travelling with his relative George (below).

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George WARD, b. circa 1829 (UK).

George moved to Toodyay, W.A. and was said to have travelled on the Sophia with relatives. He was also listed as a labourer from Huntingdonshire in England which was a different county to Lincolnshire where William and Mary WARD (above) came from.

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Eliza WATERS, b. circa 1832 (U.K.).

She was listed as a servant from Middlesex in England and was selected from the Holborn Union.

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"WELLMAN"
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William WELLMAN, b. circa 1828 (U.K.), d. 1893 (Guildford, W.A.), m.(1) (U.K.), Rebecca WELLMAN (nee MARSH), b. circa 1829 (U.K.), d. 1854 (W.A.); m.(2) 1855 (Guildford, W.A.), Eliza CHURCH, b. 1834 (U.K.), d. 1897 (Guildford, W.A.). Eliza was another Sophia passenger. [ see entry ].

William was listed as a labourer from Dorset in England.

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Mary White, dau. of Richard & Elizabeth (nee WATSON), b. January 1, 1832 (ENG), d. January 19, 1910 (Fremantle, W.A.); m. March 8, 1851 (Fremantle, W.A.), Robert HICKS, son of Thomas & Susan (nee DALTON), b. circa 1823 (IRELAND), d. August 19, 1894 (Fremantle, W.A.).

Although Erickson's "Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians" does not list Mary's arrival on the Sophia, she does appear on the list of "Passenger Arrivals into Fremantle". Erickson does record the arrival of her parents and family on the Simon Taylor on August 20, 1842.

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Sarah WILMOT, dau. of George, b. circa 1831 (U.K.), d. 1906 (Fremantle, W.A.); m. 1852 (Mandurah, W.A.), Samuel LAW, b. 1827/9 (SCOTLAND), d. 1892 (Fremantle, W.A.).

Sarah was listed as a servant from Cambridgeshire in England.

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Sarah Anna YOUNG, b. circa 1830 (U.K.), d. April 9, 1872 (Gingin, W.A.); m. May 22, 1852 (W.A.), James BURNETT, b. circa 1825 (U.K.), d. 1887 (Swan, W.A.).

Sarah was listed as a servant from Surrey in England and was accused of bad behavior during the voyage.

James was a convict expiree who arrived on the Pyrenees on June 28, 1851. He was convicted for larceny at Taunton on January 8, 1849 and sentenced for 7 years. He was a shepherd and small farmer at Dandaragan and worked for Mr. Brockman at 'Myniloo'.

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