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CONFIANCE

 

Immigration Office, Port Adelaide, September 12th 1854

List of Emigrants sent out by the Land and Emigration Commissioners on board the

Confiance, Robert Macartney, commander, 958 tons per register, left Plymouth June 10,

arrived September 12, 1854:-

Adults

                                                                Male       Female   Totals

Married                                                  50            50            100

Single                                                     46            117          163

Children

Above 1 and under 14 yrs                  25            35            60

infants under 1 yr                                  5            6             11

totals                                                      126          208          334

 

 

 

Published in the South Australian Government Gazette

21st September 1854

 

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Adelaide, September 20, 1854

The Land and Emigration Commissioners have forwarded to this office written engagements subscribed by the

Immigrants arrived by the Emerald Isle, whereby they severally promise and undertake, that if they, or any of

their families with their permission, quit or purpose to quit the Colony, within four years from the day of their

landing, they will repay to the Government a proportionate part of the cost of their passage to South Australia,

that is to say-at the rate of £4 a piece for themselves and wives, and half that sum for each of their respective

children, for each year or any fraction thereof which shall be wanting to complete four years residence in the

Colony.

 

Married Immigrants

 

Names of Heads of families signing the Engagement

Christian name

Names of the members of each family

Ages

Bennetts

William

William

Eliza

Mary

Margaret

24

26

2

infant

Burke

David

David

Mary

Anthony

24

24

Infant

burn

Peter

Peter

Mary

21

20

Campbell

John

John

Bridget

22

22

Clayton

William

William

Letitia

26

27

Cunningham

Michael

Michael

Mary

26

24

dally

John

John

Mary

24

19

dunstone

James

James

Sarah

Mary Ann

John

James

40

44

12

14

infant

Fitzgerald

Thomas

Thomas

Mary

21

23

Flanagan

Patrick

Patrick

Mary

27

24

foy

John

John

Sarah

Mary

25

20

1

Gerraghty

Edmund

Edmund

Mary

Kate

27

24

infant

Harvey

Philip

Philip

Sarah

33

30

hunt

John

John

Martha

Ellen

Martha

Robert

42

32

9

6

3

Kelloway

Thomas

Thomas

Sarah

William

25

20

infant

Lees

Thomas

Thomas

Margaret

23

26

lemon

John

John

Anne

Elizabeth

Frederick

29

26

2

1

May

John

John

Elizabeth

William

Mary

23

23

2

1

Mcgodrick

John

John

Margaret

23

24

McNiel

Allan

Allan

Araminta

E & M (twins)

Hugh

Anne

Margaret

43

32

13

7

5

infant

Mcsweigan

Patrick

Patrick

Rossey

27

25

Moore

John

John

Mary A

20

18

Murry

Thomas

Thomas

Jane

32

30

rogers

William

William

Nanny

42

40

ryan

George

George

Margaret

John

Frances

George

33

30

11

7

5

scales

John

John

Mary

32

24

Scullion

Daniel

Daniel

Anne

33

22

taylor

Mary

Mary

James

Margaret

Honor

23

13

11

9

tolcher

Joseph

Joseph

Esther

21

20

Woolcock

Richard

Richard

Grace

Richard

Mary

31

28

8

infant

woolwock

John

John

Nanny

25

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Immigrants

Name of Immigrant who has signed or subscribed the Engagement to repay

 

alford

Elizabeth

Allen

Susannah

Anderson

Nancy

boyd

Bridget

boyd

Catherine

boyd

Margaret

burke

Elizabeth

Campbell

Mary

canon

Elizabeth

carr

Bridget

carroll

Anne

cellings

Catherine

charters

James

charters

Mary

charters

Anne

chubb

Emma

clarke

Elizabeth

clarke

Elizabeth

colletan

Bridget

Collins

Catherine

connery

Anne

coogan

Mary

cunneen

Winny

davis

Jane

draffin

Celia

dunne

Martha

dunstone

James

dunstone

Heziah

Edwards

Mary

Farrell

Ann

Faulkner

Sarah

fitzgerald

Hannah

Fitzpatrick

Eliza

glennan

Margaret

gormon

Bridget

Hardy

Matilda

hardy

Eliza

hassitt

Alex.

hassitt

Bridget

heary

Anne

henahan

Eliza

henry

Jane

hicks

Eliza

hughes

Jane

hughes

Mary

Jenkins

Sarah

kealy

Anne

Kelly

Bridget

Kelly

Mary

Kelly

Catherine

kilson

Bridget

kyan

Bridget

loony

Mary

manley

Margaret

marden

Susan

mcbrien

Anne

mcinerry

Mary

mckenamin

Cicely

mcmamny

Catherine

mcmaurny

Nancy

McMenamin

Hugh

mcneil

Esther

Mcneil

Jane

Moan

Ellen

mocasy

Mary

mocasy

Mary

mooney

Mary

morris

Mary

mulrong

Catherine

mulrong

Catherine

Murphy

Mary

neil

Mary

Nolan

Mary

o’loughlin

Mary

o’neil

Jane

odlum

Maria

payne

Eliza

Phelan

Bridget

quinn

Susan

reid

Eliza

scullion

Catherine

smith

Bridget

snell

Anne

stewart

Ann

Taylor

Michael

taylor

Mary

Taylor

Patience

thelan

Bridget

thyne

Kitty

Vivian

Mary

Watson

Jane

webdrick

Barbara

Williams

Ann

yates

Mary

 

Confiance

Arrived on the 12th September, and landed 334 souls; there were five births and two deaths, one of which was

a new born infant. She arrived in good order, but the young women being upwards of a 100 in number were

not generally of the class in demand in the Colony, and many remained unhired in the depot at the final

disembarkation of the emigrants. The Surgeon-Superintendent states, that great inconvenience resulted from

the water-closets getting constantly out of order, although one constable was specially appointed to take

charge of them. He complains of the porter and port wine put on board as medical comforts, being of inferior

quality. During the past quarter, some of the ships have had a separate oven and a baker appointed, to enable

the emigrants to get a supply of soft bread; but the patent yeast put on board, or the mode in which the ovens

are constructed, do not seem to answer the purpose intended, the bread not being light and digestible. Some

suggestions have been made to obviate the difficulty-one of which is, that malt and hops should be used on

board instead of patent yeast; and another that the ovens should be built round with a casing of bricks, to

prevent them from cooling too quickly. Both of these suggestions seem to me worthy of attention. I would

recommend the ovens to be placed in some part of the ship at a distance from the emigrants apartments.

In the Confiance the heat of the oven caused inconvenience to those emigrants who were placed in the poop

part of the ship. By a letter from the Commissioners, I am instructed that in all vessels sailing from England

after the month of May, one constable is to be appointed to superintend exclusively the proper management

of the water-closets; for which duty a larger gratuity is to be given than to ordinary constables. I think this

regulation calculated to be very useful. Only one vessel, the Confiance has arrived since that rule took effect.

I must direct attention to the fact, that the young women who arrived in the Nugget and Confiance, were of a

class quite unfitted for the wants of the colonists-the greatest difficulty is experienced in procuring

employment for such persons.

 

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