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1832 John Lankshear and wife arrive Australia 

See also 1830 John Lankshear marriage Margaret Smith at Westminster, Middlesex - this does fit with the couple in Hobart - married 1830 travel 1832 and no children 

Originally found in General Card Index (yes banks of card deck boxes) at  Society of Australian Genealogists

John Lankshear (a brewer) and another (perhaps a wife) - index shows 2 sailed to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) 

Assisted emigrants with a grant of 20 pound this is dated 1825 but has 32 alongside which could mean upto 1832 or under the Emigration Scheme 1832.

I asked on Aust Newsgroup if anyone had more detail then November 2008 Mike Seabrook sent me this

Edward Lombe to vdl 5/12/1832 ex London - JL in 1832 age 38, wife age 32,

also from

Origin: London Destination: 6th Dec 1832 Hobart via Cape of Good Hope background 42 passengers



The Hobart Town Courier  Friday 7 December 1832


Arrived yesterday the ship Edward Lambe, 31? tons, Capt. Freeman, from London 25th June, having touched at the Cape of Good Hope, with a general cargo. Passengers, Major and Mrs. Gibson, 6 children and two servants, Mr. and Mrs. Neville and 2 servants, Colonel and 3 Misses Wilson and servant, Mr. Wells, Mr. Howes, Mr. Sampson, Mr. Massingbud , and 111 other

Alas John and Mrs Lankshear lost in the 111 which the paper did not report

(Ron: Massingbud= Massingberd see below)

Mrs Lankshear is most likely to be 1830 John Lankshear marriage Margaret Smith at Westminster, Middlesex

John Lankshear was a brewer & assisted by payt of 20 pound to the shipowner Lord Goderich in London wrote in June 1832 to Governor George Arthur in Van Diemens Land, advising was coming out on the Edward Lombe & john was of age 38, his wife was age 32, (no wife's christian or maiden name) & that there were no children coming out. (ref number 95 in go/3 file in tas archives). Note the Edward Lombe was wrecked in 1834.

There is a diary record by a Peregrine Massingbird or Massingberd on the Edward Lombe voyage in 1832.

Peregrine’s description of the voyage is very vivid: the pandemonium and noise, the insubordination of the crew, the shortage of supplies, his own pleasure at reading divine service on board, their stay of eighteen days at the Cape of Good Hope. They arrived at Hobart, Tasmania, on 7 December 1832, and on the whole Peregrine was favourably impressed by the. country, which he describes in detail

Perhaps the diary will be transcribed one day see 2000 • The Peregrine Langton Massingberd Archive Peter Freeman


1837 census and 1844 1845 John Lankshear


census of 1837 Lankshear John 1837 New Town POL361/1/1 page 98

nothing else so perhaps he moved to mainland 

John is shown as a brewer and following travel could be him

And 1844-1845 Australia Transport - Arrivals - Lankshire has a Mr Lankshire who in 1844 and 45 travels between Port Philip and Sydney

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
John Lankshare
Death Date: 1848
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: Lankshare
Registration Year: 1848
Registration Place: CJ, New South Wales - Sydney, St James' CJ from NSW Church Codes BDM

And it also says Age 50
Volume Number: V1848916 33B


now see 1852 Margaret LANKSHIRE marriage Samuel Newson surgeon (widow of John who died in Australia)




More on the Edward Lombe

Origin: 15th Apr 1833 Sydney sh:154 Destination: London

EDWARD LOMBE - 1832-34imagea barque possibly Edward Lombe

(Green Book - Underwriters) Master: Captain Freeman (1832-33); Captain Stroyan (1834) Rigging: Barque; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1832 Tonnage: 347 tons Construction: Whitby; vessel 5 years old (1833 ) Owners: Freeman Draught under load: 17 feet Port of registry: London (1834) Port of survey: London Voyage: Cape Good Hope (1832); New South Wales (1833)

(Red Book - Shipowners) Master: Captain W. Freeman (1832-33); Captain Stroyan (1834) Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1831 Tonnage: 347 tons Construction: 1828 in Whitby Owners: W. Freeman Draught under load: 17 feet Port of registry: London (1834) Port of survey: London Voyage: Swan River (1832); Van Diemen Land (1833)

Picture of the wreck

The tragedy of the Edward Lombe – and other early accidents at The Heads On 25th August 1834, Captain Stroyan of the Edward Lombe battled big seas and gale- force winds off Sydney’s Heads for a full day, unable to locate the Harbour’s entrance in the murky conditions. After dark, Stroyan navigated the Edward Lombe through the Heads, guided by the faintly visible beam from the Macquarie Lighthouse – but without the benefit of a harbour pilot’s local knowledge. In the continuing gale, the barque was driven onto Middle Head, quickly breaking up on the rocky shore. Seven of the crew drowned, including the Captain, as did five of her passengers. After daybreak, local mariner Captain Swan, assisted by several Watsons Bay pilots, rescued seventeen survivors from the craft’s remains. The Edward Lombe was not the first vessel to be wrecked near the harbour’s entrance, but it was Sydney’s first major shipping disaster, and had various consequences. The Signal Station was re-built and equipped for night signalling, pilots were made available 24 hours per day, and Sydney residents were greatly moved by the tragedy – especially by the plight of one of the survivors who had lost both husband and brother, as well as all her possessions. It would not be the last time their sympathy would be roused by a shipwreck.

1834 Augt 25 The ship "Edward Lombe" 347 Tons from London shipwrecked inside the heads of Pt Jackson – The master ran into the harbour at night, with a strong Gale from the East, and brought up with two anchors off the "Sow and Pigs" – but from the violence of the gale soon drifted and the ship struck on Middle Head where she was soon broken to pieces by the violence of the surf with the exception of the Poop, where some of the crew & passengers managed to hold on until the following morning when they were rescued by a sloop which was entering the harbour, after having been for ten hours exposed to the weather – 12 out of 29 perished, including the master & two mates