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Rockhampton 14th November 1874
974 Tons, registered Messrs Taylor, Bethell and Roberts, London, left Gravesend on 20th May 1874 for Australia. The following report by the ship's Captain appeared in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin:
The Ship Suffolk
We are indebted to the kindness of Messrs W & M.C. Thomson for the subjoined information relative to the ship Suffolk received by Saturdays mail:-
Report of bad weather by Captain Robert Smith Byford, of the ship Suffolk, from London and Gravesend, 84 days out, with 457 emigrants for Rockhampton, Queensland, put in dismasted.
On the 25th July in latitude 43 South and longitude 60 East, the vessel experienced a very heavy storm from the southward, with a tremendous sea running, wind back from east to south, ending about S.S.W. and S.W.: barometer at the lowest, 29.28, a very heavy sea running: lost bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, mizen-topmast, mizenogaff, figure head, cutwater: lost of all the sails and rigging, quarter galleries washed in, cabins swamped, three boats and gear smashed to pieces, one had blown inward and injured, and the other two also much injured; pumps and wheels injured' lost hen-coops and everything moveable on deck. The bad weather lasted two days, the worst of it twenty hours on the the 28th July, in latitude 4050'S and longitude 59 52 E: bore up to the Mautitius for repairs.
Passenger List : Sailed from London 20th. May 1874 . Arrived
Rockhampton 14th. November 1874. Captain Byford ;
Dr.R.T.Freeman,Surgeon Supt ; Mrs. Gaudin, Matron.
NICHOLSON, John, Jane, Annie, Elizabeth, Margaret, Cath, John,
Verena, Jane, Joseph, William.
STANLEY,James, Mary, Infant.
RAY, Robert, Jane, Jane Boreton (born on voyage)
ARLOT, Henry, Marie.
ANCO, James H.,Julia M.
FREEMAN, Henry, Anna, Ellen, Harry, Charles, Annie.
GOODISON, Joseph, Elizabeth.
KILHAM, Charles T.
KINGSTON, William F.
PEARCE, Ernest A.
SMITH, William H.
SHAKESPEAR, George P.
THURMAN, James M and Eleanor.
WOOD, Thomas J., Mary, Emma W.,Mary
YOUNG, William H., Sarah G.
ANDREWS, Richard, Elizabeth, George, Alfred, Mary A.,Jane, Emily.
BISHOP, James,Mary, Ada, William, James.
BISHOP, Robert, Eliza, Robert,Caroline, Emily, Alfred, Rosina.
BENDALL, Frederick, Emma, Rose J., William.
BARTON, Eliza, Ada.
BROWN, Mary A.(to Mauritius).
CAGNEY, John, Mary, William, John (born on voyage).
CAROLAN, Mary A.
CAGNEY, Patrick, Julia, Joseph.
DRAPER, Henry, Ellen, Margaret, James W., Walter.
DRAPER, Albert H.(died on voyage), Arthur F.
DASH, James, Rebecca, Eleanor, Charles.
DEAN, Samuel J.
DEAN, Susan J.
EYRE, George. FREDMAN (TRUEMAN), John, Jane, George, Henry, Sarah (died on voyage) William T.(born on voyage).
FULLER, George, MaryA., Annie.
FREEMAN, William, Harriet.
FENTON, Thomas, Elizabeth, Winefred.
GREER, Alfred, Arthur W.
GRIGG, William, Emily, Hester.
GRIGGS, Sarah E.
HOARE, George, Ann, George(died on voyage), William.
HOARE, James, Charlotte, Alice, Edward, Mary A., Wm. James.
HARE, George, Catherine, Mary, William, Sarah S.,George.
HARE, Susan, Kate.
HARNEY, George,Margaret, Thomas, John, George, Richard.
HAINBROOK, Frederick,Harriet, Fanny, March W., Wm.Charles(born on voyage).
HARRIS, Elie, Sarah, Fanny.
HAIR, Mary, Catherine.
HERBERT, Mary A (to Mauritius).
JOYCE, George, Jemima.
JEFFRIES, George, Sarah.
KILPATRICK, William J.
KNIGHT, James, Charlotte.
KEILER, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary, Annie, Selina, George (died on voyage).
KENNEDY, Martha, Mary, Thomas, Christina, Charles.
KERSWELL, James. LANGLEY, Elijah.
LLOYD, Barbara, Ellen.
MITCHELL, Edwin, Mercy, Edwin.
McKANE, Elizabeth S.
MITCHELL, George John.
MACNALL, Henry, Anne.
MARCH, Jane. McCANN, Mathew.
McMANIS, James, Isabella, Margaret, Gabella, Mary I.
MAHONEY, Patrick, Anne.
PATTEL, John, Susan, George, John, Joseph, William, Frederick,
PETTOCK, John, MaryA., John, Walter, Elizabeth, Frederick.
PICKETT, Charles, Matilda, William, Matilda.
PLUMB, Jeremiah, Caroline, Charles, Sarah E., William, Reuben,
Mark, Eliza, Esther.
RUSSELL, Thomas, Mary, Thomas.
RUMBLE, Josiah, Eliza, Ellen, Elizabeth.
RANDELL, Hannah(to Mauritius).
SILVER, Joseph, Mary, Jane, Sydney G.
SAUNDERS, William, Mary, Charles, Esther, Elizabeth, William
(died on voyage).
STAFFORD, Robert(died on voyage), John.
SMITH, George, Maria.
SHEPHERD, Caroline (to Mauritius).
SYMES, Clara A., Elizabeth S., Mary L.
STUBBING, John, Ann, Edward, Walter.
STUBBING, Fanny, James, Kate, Martha, Florence.
STARR, James, Sarah.
TITCOMBE, William, Rosannah, Henry, Alfred, Herbert, Lilian(died on voyage)
TAYLOR, William, Mary A., Frances, Elvina, Angelina, Juliana, Ellen.
THORNE, John, Jane, Alice.
TUCK, William, Harriet (died on voyage), Florence, John, William, Gertrude (died on voyage), Harriet (born on voyage).
WAREHAM, George, Mary, Percy, Frederick(died on voyage), Phoebe E. (born on voyage).
WAYMAN, Charles, Angelina, Walter.
WHITE, George, Ellen.
WOODFORD, John, Jane, Albert.
WYATT, George, Mary A., Albert, Emily, Louisa (died on voyage).
WRIGHT, John, Emma, George, Alfred J., Charles, Mary A.
WALWOOD, Mary A., James.
WARD, George, Jane, James, John, Julia, Eliza (born on voyage).
LAMOND, Isabella, Jane.
McCALLUM, Deborah, Maria.
MURPHY, John, Ellen.
O'TOOLE, Mary,Thomas, Michael, James.
PENRIDGE, Henry, Agnes, Bernard, Ann (born on voyage).
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