ANCESTORS' SHIPS

Set out below is almost a complete list of the ships involved in bringing the ancestors of both Dennis and Barb to Australia. Following the latest information on Dennis' line, it is now known from where they all came, how they came and where in Australia they landed. Tracking down these details was quite a task..!

Hopefully the list will be added to as more information becomes available on the origins of the remaining two of Barb's ancestors.
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SHIPS TO AUSTRALIA

SHIPS NAME, YEAR AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL PASSENGERS
"AMAZON"
1852 - SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Simon Costello (sailed to Australia with parents Michael & Maria)
Simon and Ellen nee Currun were the parents of Rose Agatha Costello
"ARAB"
1841 - TAS
(O'NEIL LINE)
George & William Greenham (Grinham).
"ARUNDELL"
1832 - NSW
Elphinstone family (re Joseph Mead)
from Aberdeen, Scotland
"AUGUSTA JESSIE"
1835 - TAS
(O'NEIL LINE)
Thomas Lewis (convict)
"BEYAPOVEY"
1853 - NSW
Newton family (re Elizabeth Mead)
from St Swithins, Lincolnshire
"BRITISH EMPIRE"
1849 - VIC
(O'NEIL LINE)
(1) Charles Best, wife Maria & family
(2) Charles Grinham
"BUSSORAH MERCHANT"
1852 NSW
(1) Charles and Sophia Mead and children including Mary (one child born on voyage)
(2) Family of Edward and Mary Quince.
They were the grandparents of Esther Harriet Vitler - 2nd wife of SFC Kirchner (jnr)
"CAESAER GODDEFROY"
1877 NSW
Adolf and Juliana Wenzel.
"CASTLE EDEN"
1848 QLD
Thomas Woolley
"CELINDA" (NOW KNOWN TO BE “ZEALANDIA” 1888 NSW see below)
1889 QLD
Hans Christian and Brodiena Geertz
(passenger record finally located June 2012)
"CITY OF BRISBANE 1862"
1862 QLD
John Binnington (father-in-law of Edward Gallagher)
"DEVON"
1879 QLD
(Immigrant ship in port) Harry Gallagher (14) fell from mizzen mast and drowned in Brisbane River.
"ESCORT"
1859 SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Michael O'Neil from Co. Clare (or may have come on "Lord Raglan"...?)
"FLORENTIA (2)"
1830 - NSW
Donald (Daniel) McDonald (convict)
"GAUNTLET"
1876 QLD
Eleanor Gallagher and children.
"GOTTORP"
1857 NSW
Samuel Friedrich Christian Kirchner, first wife, child (born on voyage).
"HELENE"
1865 QLD
Johann & Johanna Ruggle and son Georg (Ruggle later known as Ruckley). Jane Mead (daughter of Mary Mead, married Georg Ruckley.)
"HERSCHEL"
1878 QLD
Theodore Johannes Geertz
"HYDERY"
1832 VDL
(O'NEIL LINE)
Sarah Brame (maiden name not known) - convict and 2 daughters, Sarah and Rebecca
"JERUSALEM"
1883 - QLD
David Hopper
"KAIMATA"
1942 - SA
John Albert Charles Kirchner returned from Middle East in WW II (also Jack Richards - husband of Olive nee Young)
"LIVONIA"
1850 SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Lorenz Wilke, wife Marienne (Maria) & family
"LORD RAGLAN"
1856 SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Michael O'Neil from Co. Clare (or may have come on "Escort"..?)
"LORD STANLEY"
1849 Sydney, NSW
James PETER
(Captain Robert PETER (his uncle) was Capt. of the barque).
"MARY DUGDALE"
1856 SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Patrick McSheehy, wife Deborah & daughter Ellen - from Ireland
"MATOAKA"
1855 NSW
(KIRCHNER LINE)
John Boyd, wife Janet, son John (1), son William (born on voyage)
Possible link to my BOYD line - no connection established.
"MERMAID"
1855 VIC
(O'NEIL LINE)
Charles Greenham (Grinham), wife Elizabeth, son Israel and daughters Jane and Elizabeth. With them was William aged 6 - maybe a son of one of the daughters....?
This family is connected to the McSheehy family.
"NIAGARA"
1922 NSW
Malina Wenzel, daughters Elfrieda and Violet returned from USA.
"OCEAN CHIEF"
1854 VIC
(O'NEIL LINE)
George Sealey and wife Mary nee Greenham (Grinham), daughter of Charles & Elizabeth Greenham (Grinham)
This family is connected to the Best family.
"OROTAVA"
1906 NSW
Frederick William Henry Young
"OTWAY"
1910 NSW
Dave Scott and family
(friend of Frederick William Henry Young)
(Fred arrived - see above - SS OROTAVA)
"OTWAY"
1910 QLD
Alexander Lawrie
(married Olga Adelaide Woolley)
"QUEEN OF ENGLAND"
1855 NSW
Elizabeth Bartholomew and children.
"RELIANCE"
1851 SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Michael & Margaret Curran and children Ellen, John, Michael & Nancy.
"ROOKERY"
1848 - VIC
(O'NEIL LINE)
Thomas & Rebecca Lewis & 3 children (from Launceston, Tas)
"SURREY I (10)"
1840 - NSW
Harriet Harber (Harbor/Harbour) - convict (married Daniel (Donald) McDonald)
"TEXAN"
1884 - NSW
Daniel and Elizabeth Stalder, son Daniel, and William Locket.
"TOFUA"
1908 - NSW
Dave Stewart (friend of Frederick William Henry Young)
(Fred arrived - see above - SS OROTAVA)
"VALETTA"
1879 - QLD
Possible connection to Geertz family. Ipswich home named "Valetta"
"WILHELMINA MARIA"
1849 - SA
(O'NEIL LINE)
Gottlieb Andreas Schuetze & wife Maria
"ZEALANDIA"
1888 - NSW
Hans Christian, Brodiena and daughter Malina Geertz
(passenger record finally located June 2012)
  

As at June 2012, how, when, where & why details are unknown for -

James GALLAGHER (from Lancashire, England (approx. 1873/75)

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