John McInnes

M, #626, b. 1796, d. 24 September 1874
FatherAngus McInnes
MotherIsabella McKinnon
RelationshipSon of Angus McInnes

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1796John McInnes was born in 1796 at Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
He was the son of Angus McInnes and Isabella McKinnon.
Marriage1818John was married to Isabella McKinnon in 1818 at Scotland.
Marriagecirca 1830John was married to Mary McPherson circa 1830 at Scotland; Based on age of eldest child on death certificate.
Death24 September 1874John McInnes died on Thursday, 24 September 1874 at Clifton near Picton, NSW, Australia; the informant was his son Angus McInnes.
Burial26 September 1874He was buried on 26 September 1874 at Campbelltown, NSW, Australia; by the undertaker William Warters and the Minister Rev. Edward Holland (Presbyterian). The witnesses were Angus Nicolson and Thomas Harvey.

Voyages

DateDetails
6 July 1837John McInnes was a passenger aboard The Ship William Nicol which sailed from Isleornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland, on Thursday, 6 July 1837 with 321 passengers aboard and arrived in Sydney on 27 October 1837.

The William Nicol (408 tons commanded by Captain John McAlpine) had been purpose built and was the first ship to be chartered by the Government for carrying aided emigrants to a new life in the Antipodes. The Edinburgh Courier of 10 July 1837 reported on the embarkation on Monday 3 July 1837 at Ornsay on the Isle of Skye and described the ship as being fitted in the most commodius manner possible and all who visited her were satisfied that the comforts of all the emigrants has been minutely attended to. She was furnished to accommodate 250 adult passengers, each being allowed 18 inches width to sleep in!

The ship set sail three days after embarkation, carrying in all 323 passengers of which 69 were men, 75 women, 72 children aged seven and above and 107 under sevens. For sleeping purposes two children over seven and three under, equated to one adult. On top of this there was the crew who had their own quarters amongst whom was the ship's doctor and surgeon, Dr George Roberts of the Royal Navy. The good doctor must have had big problems with his emigrant patients as they were all, by and large, gaelic speaking and according to reports, two shepherds of good character were given cabins as they were to act as interpreters. A midwife, a Mrs McDonald, undertook to act in similar capacity for the women and children.

During the voyage it appears that everyone spent as much time on deck as they could to escape the overcrowded and evil-smelling sleeping quarters which were on the same deck as the hospital. Below deck was fumigated as often as possible and, whenever practical, aired. The deck of the sleeping quarters were scraped daily in an effort to keep the area clean. The doctor, although not being specific, stated that the people were not very clean in their habits. His log shows that as the ship sailed into the tropics the smell, along with the suffering, increased with the heat. The young children, in particular, were hard hit.

The diet on board was not what the children were used to and although they didn't get scurvy, they suffered bouts of fever and diarrhoea and frequently refused food. At home in Scotland they had been used to milk, vegetables and porridge but whilst on board they had biscuits with salt beef and pork. Looking through the doctor's log, large numbers seem to have suffered at first from sea sickness but it soon became apparent that the women and children were suffering most. In the beginning constipation was the most common problem but diarrhoea soon took over as the chief complaint. Fever and sickness often followed in its wake and, with the very young, sometimes resulted in death. There were 19 deaths during the voyage; all children under the age of six apart from the two women who died after childbirth.

After 66 days at sea, the William Nicol put into port at the Cape of Good Hope on 11 September 1837 to take on fresh water. The Governor, Sir Benjamin D'Urban, was horrified at the conditions on board and instigated a private collection to help the emigrants. £150 was raised in one day and was used to buy, amongst other things, changes of clothing as well as sago and rice. Dr Roberts, himself, arranged for fresh beef and vegetables to be bought to supplement the children's diet; the receipts were sent back to London for payment. After four days the ship continued the voyage and arrived in Port Jackson on 28 October. The doctor's log records, the emigrants throughout were in perfect health when they were discharged the following day.

Family with 1

Isabella McKinnon
Children

Family with 2

Mary McPherson d. 10 Mar 1843
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited18 Feb 2008

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Isabella McKinnon

F, #627

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthIsabella McKinnon was born at Scotland.
Marriage1818Isabella was married to John McInnes, son of Angus McInnes and Isabella McKinnon, in 1818 at Scotland.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1818As of 1818, her married name was McInnes.

Family with

John McInnes b. 1796, d. 24 Sep 1874
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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Jonathan McInnes

M, #628, b. 1793, d. 19 May 1862
FatherWilliam McInnes
MotherMary Matheson

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1793Jonathan McInnes was born in 1793 at Scotland.
He was the son of William McInnes and Mary Matheson.
Marriage20 April 1813Jonathan was married to Ann McKinnon, daughter of Laughlan McKinnon and Janet Ross, on Tuesday, 20 April 1813 at Scotland.
Death19 May 1862Jonathan McInnes died on Monday, 19 May 1862 at Bull-Bed, near Picton, NSW, Australia.

Voyages

DateDetails
October 1839Jonathan McInnes was a passenger aboard The Ship Henry Porcher which sailed from Isle of Skye, Scotland, in October 1839 with 211 passengers and arrived in Australia on 21 February 1840.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1839Jonathan McInnes was a cattle dealer in 1839 at Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Family with

Ann McKinnon b. 1795
Children
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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William Harvey

M, #629, d. before 1858

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthWilliam Harvey was born.
Marriagebefore 1841William was married to Mary A Harvey before 1841.
Deathbefore 1858William Harvey died before 1858 at England.

Family with

Mary A Harvey d. a 1858
Child
Last Edited13 Dec 2009

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William Collett

M, #630, b. circa 1788, d. December 1864
FatherUnknown Unknown
MotherHannah Collett b. 1772, d. 1801
RelationshipFather of Philip Collett

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1788William Collett was born circa 1788 at Wilby, Suffolk, England; based on his age of 73 in the 1861 census.1
He was the son of Unknown Unknown and Hannah Collett.
Baptism10 September 1792William Collett was baptized on Monday, 10 September 1792 at Wilby, Suffolk; Archdeacon's Transcript entry reads Garrod William, natural son of Hannah Collett, privately baptised.2
Marriage19 May 1817He was married to Mary Knights on Monday, 19 May 1817 at St Thomas & St Mary's Church, Wortham, Suffolk, England; They both made their mark (they couldn't write). The witnesses were William Driver and Francis Groom.2
DeathDecember 1864William Collett died in December 1864 at Wortham, Suffolk, England.
Burial14 December 1864He was buried on 14 December 1864 at Wortham, Suffolk.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationWilliam Collett was also known as Garrod William Collett.2

Census Entries

Census DatePlaceDetails
1841Wortham, Suffolk, EnglandWilliam Collett and Mary Knights appeared on the census of 1841 at Wortham, Suffolk, England. Also in the household were William Collett, John Collett and Philip Collett.3
1861Long Green, Hartismere, Suffolk, EnglandWilliam Collett appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of William Collett and Ann Pretty at Long Green, Hartismere, Suffolk, England; the surname is listed as Collet in the 1861 census.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupationcirca 1817William Collett was a labourer circa 1817 at Suffolk, England.3

Family with

Mary Knights
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Last Edited24 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S590] Images of the 1861 Census Books, 1861 Suffolk Census, CD3 RG9_1149.pdf p.250.
  2. [S515] Ian Collett, "Ancestors of Philip Collett," e-mail to Robert Mote, July 2004.
  3. [S515] Ian Collett, "Ancestors of Philip Collett," e-mail to Robert Mote, July 2004, e-mail report from Mrs Karen Bali, People Search Tracing Services.
  4. [S593] Margaret Chadd & Michael Collett, "The 2nd Supplement of the Collett Saga", Report 1, 30 May 2003 from Margaret Chadd.

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Maria Hammond

F, #631, b. 1822, d. 7 May 1844
FatherWilliam Hammond b. 1798, d. 30 Jun 1879
MotherElizabeth Harbour b. 29 Jan 1786, d. c 1839

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1822Maria Hammond was born in 1822 at England.
She was the daughter of William Hammond and Elizabeth Harbour.
Baptism3 October 1822Maria Hammond was baptized on Thursday, 3 October 1822 at Suffolk, England.1
Marriage1 November 1841Maria was married to Philip Collett, son of William Collett and Mary Knights, on Monday, 1 November 1841 at Wortham, Hartismere, England.
Death7 May 1844Maria Hammond died on Tuesday, 7 May 1844 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1841As of 1 November 1841, her married name was Collett.

Voyages

DateDetails
26 October 1843Maria Hammond was a passenger aboard The Barque Neptune which sailed from Cork, Ireland, on Thursday, 26 October 1843 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 11th February 1844 under the Master William James Ferris. The ship was carrying 308 Bounty Emigrants; ten people died during the voyage and the ship was placed in quarantine for three days on arrival in Sydney due to smallpox.

Census Entries

Census DatePlaceDetails
1841Long Green, Wortham, Suffolk, EnglandMaria Hammond appeared on the census of 1841 in the household of Charity Mullinger at Long Green, Wortham, Suffolk, England.2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1841Maria Hammond was a school mistress in 1841.1
ArticleShe was mentioned in the anecdote for Charity Mullinger and Elizabeth Harbour; The following is an extract from Richard Cobold's Account of Wortham, Suffolk, 1860:-
I cannot forget old Charity Harbour, her daughter Mrs Hammant and her dear children. Elizabeth Hammant formerly kept the Dolphin Public House. It was a dangerous place then and being on the high road was frequented by Higglers, and not of the best character. One of the sons who was transported became a sincere penitent in that country, and when the Bishop of Sydney was confirming in this district in which he lived, he begged of him to send twenty pounds to me for the transit of his three dear children. I took them up to London, saw them safe on board the emigrant ship and with tears left them to their long journey. I cannot forget Collet and his wife.

Family with

Philip Collett b. 7 Nov 1819, d. 24 Oct 1876
Child
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Last Edited9 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. [S448] Roma Chatts, "The Harbour Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, 25 March 2004.
  2. [S608] Images of the 1841 Census Books, 1841 UK Census.

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Alexander Anderson

M, #632, b. 1816

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
DeathAlexander Anderson died at Australia.
Birth1816He was born in 1816 at Scotland.
Marriage16 March 1838Alexander was married to Ann Barr, daughter of Alexander Hilton, on Friday, 16 March 1838 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationAlexander Anderson was also known as Robert as shown on his son's second marriage certificate.

Voyages

DateDetails
1832Alexander Anderson was a steerage passenger aboard The Ship Minerva which sailed from Leith, Scotland, in 1832 and arrived in Sydney in 1832.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Elect-rollbetween 1842 and 1843Alexander Anderson was listed on the Electoral Roll between 1842 and 1843 at Macquarie Ward, NSW, Australia, and was shown as living in Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Elect-rollbetween 1844 and 1845He was listed in the Sydney Post Office Directory between 1844 and 1845 and is shown as an Inspector of Distilleries, living in Castlereagh Street.
Elect-rollbetween 1845 and 1846He was was not listed on the Electoral Roll of between 1845 and 1846.

Family with

Ann Barr b. 1820
Children
Last Edited7 Aug 2008

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Ann Barr

F, #633, b. 1820
Ann Barr
FatherAlexander Hilton

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1820Ann Barr was born in 1820 at England.
She was the daughter of Alexander Hilton.
Marriage16 March 1838Ann was married to Alexander Anderson on Friday, 16 March 1838 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Marriage17 May 1852Ann Barr married John Woods by special licence by Rev. John McGarvie on Monday, 17 May 1852 at St Andrew's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia.1
Death22 August 1896Ann Barr died on Saturday, 22 August 1896 at Sydney Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.2

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationAnn Barr was also recorded as Parr as shown in the Church Register for her son, Frank Hilton's, baptism.
Name VariationAnn Barr was also recorded as Hilton as shown on her son, Robert's, second marriage certificate.
Married Name1838As of 16 March 1838, her married name was Anderson.
Married Name1852As of 17 May 1852, her married name was Woods.1

Family with

Alexander Anderson b. 1816
Children
Last Edited7 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage: Sydney; Registration Year: 1852; Registration Number: 2170 Vol: 73C.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death: Sydney; Registration Year: 1896; Registration Number: 8829.

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David Wilson

M, #634, b. 1847, d. 16 April 1898
FatherRobert Wilson
MotherElizabeth McKey

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1847David Wilson was born in 1847 at Pollock Shaws, Renfrew, Scotland.
He was the son of Robert Wilson and Elizabeth McKey.
Marriage14 February 1867David was married to Jane Brown Stevenson, daughter of Allan Stevenson and Jane Brown, on Thursday, 14 February 1867 at Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland.
Marr-defacDavid Wilson was in a defacto marriage relationship after his first wife's death David was supposedly married to the Widow McCullum but his death certificate has no mention of such a marriage.
Death16 April 1898He died on Saturday, 16 April 1898 at Carrington, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Voyages

DateDetails
29 August 1879David Wilson was a passenger aboard The Ship Pericles which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on Friday, 29 August 1879 and arrived in Sydney on 14 November 1879.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationDavid Wilson was a worker on the rail-track between Maitland and Muswellbrook.
Occupation1885He was the licensee of the Universal Hotel in 1885 at Hamilton, NSW, Australia.
Occupation1886He was the licensee of the Post Office Hotel in 1886 at Plattsburg, NSW, Australia.
Occupationbetween 1892 and 1897He was the licensee of the Prince of Wales Hotel.
There is oral history from John Wilson's uncle that while David was at Carrington... where the boats were loaded.... David would "blackbird" men from the hotel to work on the ships.

David's daughters and daughters-in-law wouldn't have anything to do with him between 1892 and 1897 at Carrington, NSW, Australia.

Family with

Jane Brown Stevenson b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1890
Children
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

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Jane Brown Stevenson

F, #635, b. 1847, d. 9 March 1890
FatherAllan Stevenson
MotherJane Brown

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1847Jane Brown Stevenson was born in 1847 at Linwood, Scotland.
She was the daughter of Allan Stevenson and Jane Brown.
Marriage14 February 1867Jane Brown was married to David Wilson, son of Robert Wilson and Elizabeth McKey, on Thursday, 14 February 1867 at Kilbarchan, Renfrew, Scotland.
Death9 March 1890Jane Brown Stevenson died on Sunday, 9 March 1890 at Carrington, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1867As of 14 February 1867, her married name was Wilson.

Voyages

DateDetails
29 August 1879Jane Brown Stevenson was a passenger aboard The Ship Pericles which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on Friday, 29 August 1879 and arrived in Sydney on 14 November 1879.

Family with

David Wilson b. 1847, d. 16 Apr 1898
Children
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

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Robert Wilson

M, #636
FatherDavid Wilson b. 1847, d. 16 Apr 1898
MotherJane Brown Stevenson b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1890

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthRobert Wilson was born at Scotland.
He was the son of David Wilson and Jane Brown Stevenson.

Voyages

DateDetails
29 August 1879Robert Wilson was a passenger aboard The Ship Pericles which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on Friday, 29 August 1879 and arrived in Sydney on 14 November 1879.
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

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Annie Wilson

F, #637, b. circa 1870, d. 9 February 1944
FatherDavid Wilson b. 1847, d. 16 Apr 1898
MotherJane Brown Stevenson b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1890

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1870Annie Wilson was born circa 1870 at Scotland.
She was the daughter of David Wilson and Jane Brown Stevenson.
Marriage23 August 1889Annie was married to Walter Cook on Friday, 23 August 1889 at the Parsonage, Burwood, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Marriage17 September 1895Annie was married to John Donnan on Tuesday, 17 September 1895 at Merewether, NSW, Australia.1
Death9 February 1944Annie Wilson died on Wednesday, 9 February 1944 at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1889As of 23 August 1889, her married name was Cook.
Married Name1895As of 17 September 1895, her married name was Donnan.

Voyages

DateDetails
29 August 1879Annie Wilson was a passenger aboard The Ship Pericles which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England, on Friday, 29 August 1879 and arrived in Sydney on 14 November 1879.

Family with

John Donnan b. 30 Oct 1868, d. 17 Sep 1956
Children
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S697] The Donnan Family, online http://www.geocities.com/fryfamily2002

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David Wilson

M, #638
FatherDavid Wilson b. 1847, d. 16 Apr 1898
MotherJane Brown Stevenson b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1890

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthDavid Wilson was born at Scotland.
He was the son of David Wilson and Jane Brown Stevenson.
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

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Ann McKinnon

F, #639, b. 1795
FatherLaughlan McKinnon
MotherJanet Ross

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1795Ann McKinnon was born in 1795 at the shores of Loch Slapin, Torrin, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
She was the daughter of Laughlan McKinnon and Janet Ross.
Marriage20 April 1813Ann was married to Jonathan McInnes, son of William McInnes and Mary Matheson, on Tuesday, 20 April 1813 at Scotland.
DeathAnn McKinnon died at Australia.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1813As of 20 April 1813, her married name was McInnes.

Voyages

DateDetails
October 1839Ann McKinnon was a passenger aboard The Ship Henry Porcher which sailed from Isle of Skye, Scotland, in October 1839 with 211 passengers and arrived in Australia on 21 February 1840.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1839Ann McKinnon was a dairywoman in 1839 at Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Family with

Jonathan McInnes b. 1793, d. 19 May 1862
Children
Last Edited13 Dec 2011

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Mary A Harvey

F, #640, d. after 1858

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthMary A Harvey was born at England.
Marriagebefore 1841Mary A was married to William Harvey before 1841.
Deathafter 1858Mary A Harvey died after 1858 at England.

Family with

William Harvey d. b 1858
Child
Last Edited13 Dec 2009

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