Tasmanian Immigrant Ships List - "B" Ships

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Below are short descriptions of particular voyages made by ships that brought immigrants to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). The passengers, found so far, are also listed with links to researchers.


Ballarat SS (1927)

Departed England 27 Oct 1927 arriving Melbourne 12/14 Dec 1927. (The Lander family travelled on to Launceston aboard the Nairana).
Newspaper report The Argus, Tuesday 13 Dec 1927, p21.

Sources:
Information courtesy of Steve Bird.

Passengers
LANDER, Edwin & Rose with Rose, Edwin & Kenneth

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Bardaster (1837)

Departed London 04 Aug 1837 arriving Hobart 10 Dec 1837 with cargo & passengers.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p98.

Passengers

No current listings

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Bella Mary (1875)

Departed Auckland 03/05 Dec 1875 arriving Hobart 23 Dec 1875.

Sources:
Newspaper report The Mercury, Friday 24 Dec 1875, p2.

Passengers
BABINGTON, Mary Ann (nee GORDON)

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Ben Nevis (1855) then Black Swan or City of Hobart

The Ben Nevis departed Liverpool arriving Melbourne 04 Oct 1855. 51 immigrants travelled on to Launceston per Black Swan arriving 09 Oct 1855. 12 immigrants travelled on to Hobart per City of Hobart arriving 20 Oct 1855.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p99.
Melbourne arrival - Newspaper report The Argus Friday 5 October 1855 p4.

Passengers
JOHNSTON, John & Jane with 3 sons & 2 daughters from Jane's 1st marriage surname Laidlaw
JOHNSTON (LAIDLAW), Elizabeth (with step-father Joseph Johnston & mother Jane)
JOHNSTON (LAIDLAW), Jessie (with step-father Joseph Johnston & mother Jane)
LAIDLAW (JOHNSTON), Elizabeth (with step-father Joseph Johnston & mother Jane)
LAIDLAW (JOHNSTON), Jessie (with step-father Joseph Johnston & mother Jane)
McGREGOR, Simon & Margaret with 11 children

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Berwick (1823)

Arrived Hobart Town 20/21 Jun 1823, ship, Master Robt JEFF(ER)EY(S), Owner W.C. HENRY, departed from Gravesend.

Sources:
Cabin Passenger listing, Hobart Town Gazette, 28 Jun 1823, p2 c1, courtesy of Douglas Burbury.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p88.
Sources courtesy of Susan Geason:
Norman, Leslie, Pioneer Shipping, 1938
Anstey Papers, AOT
Knowing Women, CUP, 1996

Passengers
ABBOTT, Mr. John
ALLEN, Mr.
ANSTEY, Arthur Oliphant
ANSTEY, Ellen
ANSTEY, Henry Frampton
ANSTEY, Mary Turnbull
ANSTEY, Thomas
ANSTREY, (sic) Mr. & Mrs. with 3 children - Thomas Anstey later of 'Anstey Barton', Oatlands
BENNETT, Mr. & Mrs. & 2 children
BINFIELD, Elinor (co founder of Ellinthorp Hall school)
DALRYMPLE, Mr.
DAVICE, Hannah, Miss (founder of Ellinthorp Hall school)
DIPROSE, Mr. & Mrs. with 8 children
FARQUHARSON, Mr.
FOSTER, Mrs & two sons
GALLOWAY, Miss.
GATENBY, Mr. & Mrs. & 7 children
HARRISON, Mr. & Master
HILL, Mr., Mrs. & Miss.
KERMODE, William, Esq.
MAKEPEACE, Robert
McBAIN, Mary Oliphant
PURBRICK, Susannah (teacher at Ellinthorp Hall school)
ROMNEY, Mr. & Mrs. with 5 children
RUMNEY, William & wife with 5 children (eldest daughter Ann)
SHAND, Mr.
SUTHERLAND, Mr. & Mrs.
TILL, Mr. & Mrs.
TURNBULL, Miss.
TURNBULL, Mrs.
WINTLE, (steerage passenger)

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Beulah (1851)

Departed Plymouth arriving Hobart 28 Aug 1851 with immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p93.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Friday 29 Aug 1851, p2.

Passengers
WARRENT / WARRANT, Mary

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Blanche Moore (1855)

Arrived Melbourne Jun 1855. Immigrants continued on to Launceston (18) per Lady Bird and to Hobart (4) per City of Hobart.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p98.
Newspaper report The Argus, Monday 11 Jun 1855, p4.

Passengers
ROLLINS, Sarah Parkes, Thomas, Charles, Levi, Reuben & Sarah

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Boadicea (1836)

Departed London 14 Oct 1835, arriving Hobart 02/04 Feb 1836? with 6 passengers & 216/265 free female immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p91.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p54.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Tuesday 09 Feb 1836, p4.

Passengers
BLACKBOURN(E) / BLACKBURN, Susanna (left for Sydney Jul 1836)
BROWN, Matilda
CALAGHAN, Margaret
CALAGHAN, Margaret
CALAGHAN, Mary
CASEY, Mary
COFFEE / COFFEY, Margaret
COLGAN, Margaret
GARD, Ann
GARD / GAURD, Ann
HALL, (family)
MEYERS, Julia (nee Lazarus)
MOSS, James
MOSS, John & Mary with John, Isaac, Ann Eliza & Mary
NOWLAN, Mary Ann
TIFFIN, Mary Ann
TOUGH, Isabella MacIntosh
WILSON, John & Catherine
WOODLAND, Elizabeth
WOODLAND, Mary Ann

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Bolivar (1842)

Departed London about 10 Jun 1842, arrived Launceston 04/05/06 Oct 1842 with 204/214 immigrants and 17 passengers on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p92.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p237.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Saturday 08 Oct 1842, p5.

Passengers
BUNSTON, Henry
DIPROSE, John & Maria with Bolivinia Frances (born on the voyage)
HOOLEY, Daniel & Ellen with Edward Timothy (born on the voyage)
HUTCHINGS, David & Anne with Charles & Elizabeth (mispelt as Hutchins)
HUTTLEY, William & Jane with Jane, James & Amelia
PERT, Job & Sarah with 3 daughters
PHILLIPS,
SOUTHWELL, William & Emma with Elizabeth & Oliver/Lydia

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Bombay (1830)

Arrived Hobart 26 Jul 1830, ship, departed Calcutta, Swan River 23 Jun 1830, 10 prisoners for Sydney, 21 passengers including Nicholson family & Capt Goldsmith & family.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p173.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier, Saturday 31 Jul 1830, p2.

Passengers
GOODGER, James (Lotus to Swan River 1829)

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Boomerang (1855)

Departed Liverpool arriving Melbourne May 1855. 75 immigrants went on to Hobart per City of Hobart arriving 18 May 1855. 22 immigrants went on to Launceston per Clarence arriving 24/28 May 1855.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p98.
Launceston arrival - Newspaper report Launceston Examiner Tuesday 29 May 1855 p2.

Passengers
CAMPBELL, Emma
GRIFFIN, Bridget
HART, James & Maria (nee Nurse) with Mary Ann
HAYES, Ellen with sons Richard (Matthew Richard) & John (David John)
OAKLEY, Mary
WALKER, William

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Brankenmoor (1843)

Departed London arriving Launceston 02 / 04 Apr 1843 with 10 passengers & 45 / 100 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p92.
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p241.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Wednesday 05 Apr 1843, p4.

Passengers
CROMPTON, Caleb
GIBSON, Martha
HUEY, Walter, Dr. & Mrs. Grace Anna (nee Martin) with 7 children
KENNY, Michael
MURPHY, Ellen

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Brazil Packet (07-07-1840)

Departed Adelaide 01 Jul 1840 arriving George Town 07/08 Jul 1840.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p169.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemenís Land Gazette, Friday 17 Jul 1840, p4.

Passengers
GUNN, Alexander & Barbara with son John

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Brilliant (1831)

Arrived Hobart 15/16 Nov 1831, departed London & the Cape, General goods & 14 passengers.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p192.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier, Saturday 26 Nov 1831, p2.

Passengers
HALSTEAD, John & Elizabeth with 6 children

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Broadwater (1859)

Departed London arriving Hobart 26 Jun 1859 with passengers and 10 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p102.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Daily Mercury, Monday 27 Jun 1859, p2.

Passengers
MESSITER, Emily

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Broomielaw (1857)

Departed Glasgow arriving in Launceston 01 Apr 1857 with 264 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p101.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Thursday 02 Apr 1857, p2.

For further information see:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kenmac/famdocs_mcinnes/index.htm - by Ken McInnes.

Passengers
AIKMAN, Robert & Elizabeth with children Agnes & James
CHERRY, Jonas & Elizabeth with Jonas, Elizabeth, John, Archibald, James & William
DICKSON, Thomas
HAMILTON, James & Margaret with family
JOHNSTONE, William & Jane
McARTHUR, John & Isabella (nee Stevenson)
McCLOSKIE, William & Margaret (nee Burns) with Helga

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Broomielaw (1859)

Departed Glasgow arriving Launceston 26 Nov 1859 with 225 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p102.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Saturday 10 Dec 1859, p4.

Passengers
BERRY, Isabella
CLINKSCALES, Wilhelmina
HUTTON, Alexander
MOIR, Thomas & Margaret with Barbara
SCOTT, James

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Brothers (21-10-1832)

Departed Sydney 14 Oct 1832 arriving Hobart 21 Oct 1832.

Sources:
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 26 October 1832, p2.

Passengers
ANGUS, Barbara
ANGUS, Ellen (nee Kelly)

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Brutus (1823)

Arrived Hobart 14 Aug 1823 from London, general merchandise, 3 passengers.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p90.
Newspaper report Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemenís Land Advertiser, Saturday 16 Aug 1823, p1.

Passengers
JARRITT, Mr. & Mrs. with 3 children

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Bussorah Merchant (1837)

The ship 'Bo/ussorah Merchant' sailed from Cove, Cork Aug 1837 with 65 groups of emigrants (235), 1 passenger and male & female children of convicts. The ship arrived in Hobart 12 Dec 1837. There were 57 deaths during the voyage including 54 children (44 from measles).

Sources:
Hickey, Nora M., Bossorah Merchant's Passengers 1838 , transcribed courtesy of Helen Pampling
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p99.
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p91.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 15 Dec 1837, p2.

Passengers
AHERN,
BARRY,
BORKENSHEE,
BRESNIHL,
BUCKLEY,
BYRNE,
CALLAGHAN,
CLANCEY,
COFFEE,
COGAN,
COLEMAN,
CONNELL,
CONNOR,
CORCORAN,
COSGRAVE,
CROOK,
CROWLEY,
CURTIN,
de NASSAU, Louisa Henrietta
DENAHY,
DILL,
DONOGHUE / O'DONOGHUE, Timothy & Julia
DONOVAN,
FENNESSY,
FITZPATRICK,
FOLEY,
GOOD,
HAFEY,
HENNESSY,
HIGGINS, Daniel
HIGGINS, Julia
HIGGINS, Mary Ann
HOBBS,
HOLMES,
HORGAN,
IMSLEY,
KEEFFE,
KENNEDY,
KENNERY,
LEAHY,
LEARY,
LLOYD,
LYNCH,
M'CARTHY,
MAGRATH,
MAHONEY,
MARTIN,
MEADE,
MONKS, James & Jane (nee Martin)
MORGAN,
MOYNAHAN,
MURPHY,
NASSAU, Louisa Henrietta
NEVILLE,
O'DONOGHUE / DONOGHUE, Timothy & Julia
O'KEEFFE,
REARDON,
REARDON,
REGAN,
REYNOLDS,
SHEA,
SOMERVILLE,
SULLIVAN,
SULLIVAN,
TALBOT,
UNCLES,
WATKINS,
WHIP,
WOLFE,

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Updated: 18-Oct-2013