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Vanguard
Brigantine: 61 tons
Captain: Newton

Sailed Wellington June 22nd 1843 - arrived Sydney ?

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin
Clarks Mr
Currie Mr
O'Farrell Mr
Steerage
Barker James
Wife
4 children
Bennett Mrs
8 children
Braid
Cameron J
Harris John Faint 37 Middlesex Bricklayer
Harriet Catherine 34
Harriet Catherine 10
John Phaint 10
William Robert 8
Sarah Morris 4
Alfred Frederick 2
Ladbrook J
Mrs
Marshall Mrs
Morgan G
O'Day
Pope H

                                            

HARRIS Family:
John Faint HARRIS b 1806 then a bricklayer by trade,and his wife Harriet Catherine Stamford (nee) Hough b 1809 started their epic voyage aboard the Adelaide enroute to New Zealand, leaving their home in London, Middlesex, in England. With them they took their children Harriet Catherine b 1833, John Phaint b 1833, William Robert b 1835, and Sarah Morris, b 1839. While residing in New Zealand for three years an Alfred Frederick Harris was born to them on the 2 October 1841 in Pt Nicholson. They decided to go to Australia, for reasons not known yet, aboard the Vanguard [a schooner of 61 tons] departing Pt. Nicholson on the 22nd June 1843 and arriving at Sydney on the 12 July 1843 before heading to Moreton Bay and having another child Elizabeth b 1843. Three more children were born to them George b 1845, Jessie Marion b 1848 and Mary Anne b 1850. John Faint Harris became a builder and settled in Ipswich where he and his family became well known pioneers of the district. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Mark & Vicki McLennan

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001

Reference:
The New Zealand Gazette & Wellington Spectator Wednesday June 28th 1843

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