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Clifton
867 Tons
Captain Kettlewell

Departed Gravesend 18th August 1847and arrived Galway 26th August where the Irish Fencibles embarked.
They left port on 15th September but had to return due to adverse winds. She finally departed 26th September 1847 reaching Auckland 23rd January 1848

The Clifton carried the 5th Detachment of Fencibles under the Command of Lieutenant Owen Wynne Gray. Surgeon Dr Arthur Saunders Thompson

Some of the Pensioners from Tullamore brought diseases on board, one being small pox which manifested itself in a two year old boy within days of sailing. they arrived at Cape of Good Hope and put into Simons Bay from 30th November to 4th December. While at Simons Bay, medicines, medicinal comforts, fresh meats and milk for the children were obtained. Mr Overbury, the Chief Officer, developed small pox and the records quote Dr Saunders Thomson of the 58th Reg., as having extremely trying conditions under which to work. Captain Kettlewell was given a testimonial from many of the passengers for his consideration and handling of the many problens arising from so much illness. This voyage was subsequently know among the Pensioners as The Ship of Sorrow. Three men, four woman and numerous children died mainly due to small pox, dysentery, typhus fever and measles. There were only two Pensioners who were not Irish and these men presumably embarked at Gravesend. Owen Wynne Gray noted in his report "that all the Pensioners and especially the women and children were pale and emanciated, bearing all the outward signs of lack of proper nourishment". This was borne out by subsequent enquiry.

Name Where Born Rank Regiment
Barry Richard Nolan Kiloran Sergeant 38th Reg.
Anne
Two children
Brennan Joseph Roscommon Sergeant 17th Reg.
Anne
Four children
Brennan / Brennon Michael Heane, Tipperary Private 94th Reg.
Mary
Three children
Briody John Westmeath Private 4th Dragoons
Mary
One child
Brown James Clare, Kildare Private 65th Reg.
Jane
Three children
Burke Andrew Private 63rd Reg.
Widower
Two children
Carline Thomas Private 8th Dragoons
Mary
Three children
Carter / Carten Thomas Sligo Private 12th Reg.
Married
One child
Cleary James Tipperary Sergeant 98th Reg.
Catherine
Two children
Cleary John Roscrea Private 98th Reg.
Single
Concannon Daniel Galway Private 97th Reg.
Mary
One child
Condron Benjamin Maryboro, Queens Co. Private 2nd Reg.
Married
Three children
Connell Patrick Dublin Private 65th Reg.
Mary Ann
One child
Coogan John Corporal 54th Reg.
Elizabeth
Two children
Corrigan John Westmeath Private 63rd Reg.
Anne
Coyle Arthur Private 48th Reg.
Margaret
One child
Coyle Anthony Kilcommon, Mayo Private 47th Reg.
Catherine
Creavy Thomas Kilbride, Kings Co. Private 29th Reg.
Ann
Cullen Michael Castlebar, Co. Mayo Private 16th Reg.
Mary
Two children
Deevey James Died at sea Private 58th Reg.
Marguerite ?
Devaney Martin Private 44th Reg.
Elizabeth
One child
Donnelly James Sligo Private 34th Reg.
Honora
One child
Fahey Michael Kings Co. Private 26th Reg.
Mary
Three children
Feltus George Died at sea Sergeant 58th Reg.
Fanny
Two children
Finnerty James Wexford Private 13th Dragoons
Delia
Two children
Finnerty / Finerty Michael Private 13th Dragoons
Single
Ford Michael Balingobe, Co. Mayo Sergeant 39th Reg.
Harriet
Gallagher Thomas Roscommon Private 51st Reg.
Bridget
Five children
Garvey Thomas Roscommon Private 16th Reg.
Catherine
Five children
Gibbons Richard Private 67th Reg.
Margaret
Two children
Gill Michael Galway Private 10th Reg.
Janet / Jessie
Two children
Gorby Joseph Private 3rd Reg.
Catherine
One child
Gorby William Private 3rd Reg.
Married
Gray Owen Wynne Lieutenant 39th Reg.
Guard John Private 31st Reg.
Catherine
Hannigan John Bayal, Co Mayo Private 99th Reg.
Widower
One child
Hawksly John Galway Private 46th Reg.
Married
Two children
Head William Tipperary Private Rifle Brigade
Bridget
One child
Hogan John Castle Gregory Kerry Colour Sergeant 17th Reg.
Annie
Three children
Holt James Cork Private 46th Reg.
Catherine
Two children
Jones James Roscommon Private 67th Reg.
Bridget
Five children
Jones John Private 99th Reg.
Catherine
One child
Kelly Peter Leitrum Private 99th Reg.
Mary Ann
Three children
Kelly Thomas Private 65th Reg.
Catherine
Three children
Kenny John Corporal 95th Reg.
Married
Four children
Kenny Richard Private Newfoundland Vet
Mary
Two children
Kilkenny James Killashen, Longford Private 69th Reg.
Catherine
Lawler / Lawlor Daniel Private 95th Reg.
Margaret
Leonard James Galway Private Rifle Brigade
Cecily
Long Robert Pullack, Kings Co. Private 19th Reg.
Ellen
Two children
Malone Peter Roscommon Private 73rd Reg.
Ann
One child
Masterton Thomas Urney, Co. Cavan Private 2nd Reg.
Mary
McCarthy John Limerick Private 84th Reg.
Catherine
Four children
McDaniel / McDonnell Edward Private 99th Reg.
Sarah
McDonnell John Wicklow Private 46th Reg.
Bridget
Two children
McGlone Patrick Donegal Private 28th Reg.
Mary
Five children
McGrath Patrick Agnish, Co. Mayo Private 27th Reg.
Bridget ?
McGrath Patrick Barner, Tipperary Private 99th Reg.
Bridget
Two children
McManus Lawrence Leitrum Private 47th Reg.
Married
Six children
McNamara John Private 98th Reg.
Mary
Two children
Mear James Ballintrobe Private 73rd Reg.
Mary
Two children
Meatlan Robert Menagh Private 18th Reg.
Single
Murphy Michael Galway Private 41st Reg.
Mary
Four children
Murphy Patrick Co. Clare Private 58th Reg.
Mary
Three children
Murphy Thomas Private 47th Reg.
Catherine
Tree children
Porter James Private 27th Reg.
Married
Three children
Quinlan Patrick Tipperary Private 49th Reg.
Mary Died at sea
Four children 2 died at sea
Rowden John Private 59th Reg.
Married
Two children
Sattlday Richard Dubliin Drummer 61st Reg.
Elizabeth
Three children
Smith Andrew Private 99th Reg.
Married
Smith Benjamin Gorragh, Queens Co. Private 96th Reg.
Elizabeth
Smith James O. Private 15th Dragoons
Single
Statam George Private 52nd Reg.
Single
Sutcliffe Thomas Kilcooley, Tipperary Private 62nd Reg.
Jane
Two children
Taylor James Tipperary Corporal 49th Reg.
Mary
Two children
Thomson Saunders Doctor 58th Reg.
Thomson Arthur Doctor
Walsh James Private 29th Reg.
Bridget
Two children
Walsh John Private 75th Reg.
Married
Two childreb
Woodland John Dublin Private 70th Reg.
Bridget
Wynn James Mayo Died  on board Private 12th Reg.
Frances
Six children 1 born at sea
Young John Rathkeale, Limerick Private 10th Reg.
Married