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THE SHIP MEROPE., Star, Issue 1100, 26 August 1871
THE SHIP MEROPE.
The following is the captain's report of the voyage .- — " The Merope left Gravesend on the 9fcb Jane, afc 3 p.m., with a light easterly, wind ; landed the^pilbt at the Isle of Wighti .■it St. Catherine's' Eoint at noon on the 11th' June ; was two miles south of the Start Point at 5 a.m. next day, and had southerly •winds to the 15th ; Jiine. then northerly to the latitude of Madeira, which was passed on the 21st Jane, thence light N.E. trade winds to lat. 13deg. N.,.when the wind shifted to flic fc».W. for twenty-four hours, shifting then to the : E., which wind lasted to Int. 7deg. N. ; passed in sight of St. Antonio on the 26th June ; crossed the Equator at midnight on July. , sth, in long. 27deg. r'iimin. W. ; had. good S.E. trades to lat. 25deg. S. ; passed to the windward of the Kland of Trinidad on the 12th July at noon ; thence to the meridian of the Cape, which was passed at midnight on the 24th July, in Lit. 40deg. S., southerly and S.W. winds. -From the Cape to long; 'sdeg. E. experienced moderate westerly and Rnu'-west winds, and then for eight days a strong westerly gale to long. I37deg. E.; after that had a day's calm and light easterly wind, thence to the meridian of Tasmania, which was passed on August 17 in lat. 48deg. .".••rain. S.; had S.W: and N.W. winds, and from that until sighting the south end of, Stewart's Island ;on>the 20th, had strong *N.W. winds. Coining up the coast, experienced variable winds !and calms to arrival as jiitove." It will be seen by the above that tins vessel has m%de, one of the fastest passages that have been accomplished for some time. We may remark that the health of all on board has been exceedingly good, and i here have been no births or deaths. The following is a list of the Government immigrants: — ' ' : ffAMILIES. Farm Labourers— William M'Kay, wife ;ind three children, Sutheriandshire ; Oliver Peacock wife and child, Armagh ; Andrew Mitchell, wife and child, Down ; Bennett Clark, wife and child, Hants ; Samuel Hitchens, wife and three children, Cornwall; Thomas Hawkins, wife and two children, Gloucestershire. Ploughmen — Alfred Bainton and wife, George Line, wife and child, Edmund Perry, wife and chUd, Wiltß ; Thomas Thompson nud wife, Antrim^ John Boyle and wife, Londonderry. ; v. Labourers— John Sullivan, wife and two children, Cork. shepherd — Patrick Fahey, wife and child, Galway. Carpenter — Henry - Haggarty, wife and three children, Lancashire. A melia Harris and child . SINGLE MEN. Farm Labourers— Joseph Moffat, Cumberland ; Liberty Leigh, Kent ; William Hide, llcrt3 ; William Lascombe, Devonshire ; Thomas I. Lelean, Cornwall ; Hugh Fitzpntrick, Tyrone ; John Gillespie, Boscommon ; Michael M'Henry, Daniel M'Henry,! Antrim ; James Patterson, Down ; Robert Henry Walker, Armagh ; Cornelius Kelly,' Down ; George Jackson, Kilkenny ; Samuel Braddick, Devonshire ; Jonn Palmer, Robert L-imbert, Norfolk. Ploughmen— Patrick M'Gillan, Tyrone ; Francis M'Cafferty, Antrim ; James Morris, Armagh ; Hugh M'Afee, Antrim ; Thomas Dobson, John Dobson, Richard Dobson, Wicklow; Freeman Eglinton, Norfolk ; John Maclear, Tyrone. Labourers — James Bristow, Surrey ; William Abel, Aberdeensbire ; James Dollan, Lanarkshire ; Colin Urquhart, Rosshire ; William Smith, Lanarkshire ; Raphael Hart, Middlesex ; Daniel Scannell, Kerry ; William Barnham, James Parr, Notts ; Daniel Smith, Renfrewshire ; Richard Webster, Lancashire ; John M'Grath, King's County; John Dougall, Alexander Dougall, Aberdeenshire ; James King, Middlesex. I Shepherds— Thomas Gabbatis, Notts Bo^ bert Clithers, Norfolk. ; Blacksmiths — SamueTC Treugrove, Middlesex ; George Shepherd, Somersetshire ; Jiimes Watson ; Thomas Nevin, Tipperary. Farmer— Samuel Mason, Kilkenny. BENGLE WOMEN. General Servants— Acn B. M'Kay, Sutb«r-; landshire ; Mary Ann Treugrove, Matilda Treugrove, Middlesex; Eliza Leigh, Kent; Johanna Scannell, Julia Scannell, Mary Ix'eilly, Mary King, Kerry; Emma Field* Surrey; Jane Watts, Fanny Hewson, Sarah E Downham, Ann S. Nicholls, Middlesex; Phillippa Edwards, Cornwall ; Alice Bird, Mary A. Bird, Gloucestershire ; Amelia Sopp, Middlesex; Elizabeth Starr, Wiltshire; Julia Flynn, King's ; Susanna Morton, Cavan; Sarah Finlav, Down; Isabella Hamilton, hliza Hamilton, Mary Connor, Tyrone; Catherine Singleton, Down; Anna Patterson, Tyrone; Ellen Boyle, Derry; Mary Power, Carlow ; Mary Kelly, Bridget Kelly, Mary
A. Kennedy, Tipperary .; Catherine Egan, Kerry ; Kate O'Shaughnessy, Margaret Mack, Clare ; Mary Hart, Agnea Adams, Margaret Adams, Ellen Kain, Gal way ; Eliza Cameron, Tyrone ; Lydia Salter, Devonshire; Jjessie M'Dougall, Caithnessshire ; Betsy Moffatt, Cumberland; Jane Campbell, Rossshire ; Janet L. Smith, Janet Smith, Mary Smith, Eenf rewshire ■, Hannah Cronin, Suffolk; Ellen Webster, Kate Twberville, Lancashire, Catherine McGrath, Julia McGrath, KiDgs ; Ann Mary King, Middlesex. ' \~i "'. I :". '■'('. Dairywomen.— Mary Moffiat, Cumberland ; Margaret Dobson, Wicklow ; Sarah A. Collins, Norfolk^ Eliza'Martin, .Gloucestershire; Sarah Ann Salter, Devonshire. ' Cooks.— lsabella Campbell, Rossabire; Lacy Ford, Dublin. ', -' .:-.-!-'. : ".- •:■ ; ' ; Housemaid.— Jessie Abelj Aberdeenshire. Laundress.^— Louisa Cronin, Middlesex. Nurses.-— Lucy • Britton, Somersetshire; Martha Cade, Surrey; Emma Case, Mary A. King, Julia King,- Middlesex. Nursery." GqVerness.—Hannah J. Elsey, Middlesfe T x. : ■••' •■'-'■■■'-' — Dressmakers;-— Elizabeth Sheppard, Patience Sheppard, Somersetshire. ; Helen Leslie, Kerry-, Mary Dougall, Aberdeen shire. Housekeepers. — Alicia Dobson, Wicklow. Matron. — Charlotte E. Cade, Hants. • sumsiart. Farm labourers, 24; ploughmen, 13; labourers, 10; shepherds, 3; carpenter, 1; blacksmith, 1; cooks, 2; dairywomen, 5; dressmakers, 4; general servants, 43; housemaid, 1 ; housekeeper, 1 ; laundress, 1 ; matron, 1; nur3ea, s?' nursery gorerness, 1. '■ "^Male adults, 55; female adults, 87; male children, 13; female children, 10; infante, 6; 1 —total souls, 171 - 153£ statute adults. >
THE SHIP MEROPE., Star, Issue 1100, 26 August 1871
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