Dartmouth

Departed Hong Kong 24 December 1878. Arrived Georgetown 17 March 1879.

This website page was updated on 25 January 2003

News Item

The safe arrival of the Dartmouth after a remarkably rapid passage of 81 days from Hong Kong, with 500 Chinese immigrants (436 men, 47 women, and children) imported at the instance of certain members of the West Indian Committee, inaugurates what we sincerely hope will prove to be the immigration system of the future. . . . Taking them as a lot, these new immigrants are just what they could be wished. Active, muscular, and healthy, most of them used to hard continuous labour in tilling the ground, they give the promise of turning out industrious and trustworthy labourers, such as are greatly required on the sugar estates. In the Hong Kong Agent’s letter to Mr. Ferris Grant, he says the people belong to a peculiar race of Chinese called Hakka, celebrated for their industry and hardiness. As soon as the vessel entered the harbour yesterday afternoon, the immigrants exhibited the greatest impatience and anxiety to put their foot on land. Some of them were carried away by this feeling to such a pitch that they jumped over board to swim the short distance between the vessel and the land, and the ship’s boats had to be lowered to their assistance. When this was reported to Mr. Crosby he at once sent a Chinese Interpreter on board to tranquilize the people and explain to them that they would not be detained on board a moment longer than would be necessary to make the arrangements between them and the estates on which they would be settled; and as soon as these arrangements were completed they would be able to come ashore and meet their countrymen. The people heard the Interpreter with every show of respect and at once consented to do as he had suggested. The Immigration Depot has been surrounded these two days with well-dressed Chinese waiting to receive their fellow countrymen and give them a welcome. Amongst the new arrivals are sixty-five Christians who expressed a desire to be located together on one estate, and this has been done as nearly as practicable under the system of allotment decided upon by the Planters’ Committee which fixes 50 as the number to be sent to an estate, the fiftieth man being a headman or ‘driver’ who, it is anticipated, will be able to exert a powerful and salutary influence over the 49 people under his charge. The people, we may mention, will be under no legal obligation to work upon an estate. . . . [Royal Gazette, 13 Feb 1879]

 

Allocation to plantations

Allotted to

M

F

Allotted to

M

F

Allotted to

M

F

La Bonne Intention

49

4

Schoon Ord

24

5

Hampton Court

50

4

Lusignan

51

8

Windsor Forest

54

3

Anna Regina

48

4

Vryheid's Lust

51

1

Maryville (Leguan)

31

4

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.

.

Great Diamond

44

15

Golden Fleece

41

3

.

.

.

Immigrants

No.

Name

Age

Allotted to

Surnames of descendants (to the 4th generation)

11 Chuk a Zue   Schoon Ord Chuk
19 Chun Ann     Chun
20 Lum You (F)     Chun
25 Wong Sim Tak   Great Diamond Wong
45 Chun See     Chun
54 Yap She (F)   Great Diamond Wong
95 Cheung She (F)   Schoon Ord Chuk
5996 Chun Sui Kew     Chun
  Chak Fook     Chak
  Un Kin (F)     Chak
  Chan A-san     Chan
  Chin a Wun   Schoon Ord Chin
  Lim She (F)   Schoon Ord Chin
  Cheong a Fung   Maryville Cheong
  Luk Moi (F)   Maryville Cheong
  Chin Man     Chin, Lam, Lee, Pollard, Thorne, Persaud, Ting-A-Kee, DaCosta, Lowe, Chong, Henry, Croft, Dornellas, Gonzalves, Bone
  Chu Quee     Chu
  Chuck Fook   Chuck Chuck
  Low She (F)   Schoon Ord Chuck
  Chun a Foy     Chun
  Chung Shu     Chung
  Chuu a Hau   Schoon Ord Chuu
  Long She (F)   Schoon Ord Chuu
  Fung A Fat     Fung-A-Fat, Chin-A-Yong, Yhap, Woon-Shing, Yow, Mook-Sang, Kwok, Sue, Chan, Ng-A-Mann, Ng-See-Quan, Fung-On, Yong, Ng-A-Fook, Burch, Lee, Brown, Young
  Fung a Quam   Great Diamond Fung
  Chun She (F)   Great Diamond Fung
  How She (F)     Chung

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Hung Khui-syu

30

Great Diamond

Siung, Fung, Foong, Lewis, Alleyne, Tanker, Chen, Allum Poon, Denton, Wilkes, Du Quesney, Yip Choy, Hansfeldt, Ifill, Clouston, Davies, Chang, Chin-A-Sang

--

Tsen A-lin

25

Great Diamond

Siung, Fung, Foong, Lewis, Alleyne, Tanker, Chen, Allum Poon, Denton, Wilkes, Du Quesney, Yip Choy, Hansfeldt, Ifill, Clouston, Davies, Chang, Chin-A-Sang

--

Hung Ken-siung

~4

Great Diamond

Siung, Lewis, Allum Poon, Denton, Wilkes, Du Quesney, Yip Choy, Hansfeldt

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Hung Ken-tat

~2

Great Diamond

Fung, Alleyne, Tanker, Chen, Ifill, Clouston

  Lan Shee (F)     Chan
  Hung Qui Sam   Great Diamond Hung
  Chun Yow Ming (F)   Great Diamond Hung
  Ku See Moi (F)     Chung
  Lai Chung Moi (F)     Ho
  Le a Chin     Le
  Pun She (F)     Le
  Lee a Fong (Charles)     Lee
  Lee a Sam   Lusignan Lee
  Chuu a Choi (F)   Lusignan Lee
  Luck a Tu (F)     Chun

--

Luk Kim-hee

--

--

Luck, Lam, Yhap, Foo, Tang, Milner, Gillette, Lou-Hing, Cheong, Jager, Chung, Ammon, Ngui-Qui-Yen, Chang, Evelyn, Lee, Woon-Sam, Low, Chin, Herman, Kum, Chin-Ten-Fung, McKenzie, Ho-Chan, Freathy, Kitson, Akai, Choo-Shee-Nam, Robeiro, Reimer, Fermin, Fung, Thompson, Ramcharan, Stephens,Wallace, Edwins, Yong-Hing, Hew, Malcolm, Rajack, DeJunor, Chee-A-Tow, Hoffer, Smith, Sabbah, Arrizza, Jardim, Duggin, Wong, Milsom, Rutter, Querine, La March, Braithwaite, Clarke, Singh, Kranneburg, Wright, Harris, Glasgow, Reis, U-Ming, Soo Kaim, Duncalf, Hew, Kirkpatrick, O'Toole, Hosegood, McNeil, Cook, Mallalieu, Hai Chow, Wilson, Kealhofer, Hugh, Cabantan, Subianto, Luyt, Flett, Tahal, Halliwell, McKinley, Gradsky, Romero, Motro, Maxwell, Bussey, Le Page, Gonsalves, Fung-On, Powling, D'Arcieul, Coull, Lott

  Nyk San     Nyk
  Pang a Man   Anna Regina Pang
  Chan She (F)   Anna Regina Pang

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Pim-a-Min

--

Anna Regina

--

  Sam Un Kiw     Chuk
  Soo On   Hampton Court Soo
  Tin Chu     Tin
  Tong a Shue     Tong
  Lim She (F)     Tong
  Wah a June     Wah
  Yap She (F)     Wah
  Wong a Qui   Great Diamond Wong, Leow, Fung, Haniff, Edun, Woo-Ling, De Sousa, Cho-Kim-Choy, Alberga, U-Ming, Yong-Ping, Gordon, Da Camara, Li, Chee-A-Tow, Bacchus, Low, Hing, Nicholson, Baptiste, Lashley, Allim, Chow-Wah, Hooper, Shinebourne, Rodgers, Romanin, Hassan, Lee, Lam, Man-Son-Hing, Christiani, Leung, Wharton, Cheong, Tiam-Fook, Dias, Pillai, Thompson, Bostic, Morrison, Bennett, Cox, Beaumont, Ten-Pow, Enright, Willems, Del Pino, Chow, Comacho, Rassini, Eason, Poichuk, Vaughn
  Cow en Mung (F)   Great Diamond Wong, Leow, Fung, Haniff, Edun, Woo-Ling, De Sousa, Cho-Kim-Choy, Alberga, U-Ming, Yong-Ping, Gordon, Da Camara, Li, Chee-A-Tow, Bacchus, Low, Hing, Nicholson, Baptiste, Lashley, Allim, Chow-Wah, Hooper, Shinebourne, Rodgers, Romanin, Hassan, Lee, Lam, Man-Son-Hing, Christiani, Leung, Wharton, Cheong, Tiam-Fook, Dias, Pillai, Thompson, Bostic, Morrison, Bennett, Cox, Beaumont, Ten-Pow, Enright, Willems, Del Pino, Chow, Comacho, Rassini, Eason, Poichuk, Vaughn
  Wong a Tai   Great Diamond Wong
  Chow Shee (F)   Great Diamond Wong

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Wong Mook

--

--

Wong, Leung, Low Sang, Evan Wong, Yang, Hing, Luck, Ho, La Croix, Yelin, Andersen, Kraus, Meade, Dale, Bors, Chan-Choong, Ho, Freathy, Wallace, Nequist, Harris, Tario, Caygill, Whelan, Powell, Nichol, Gomez, Fung, Ho-Sing-Loy, Fung-Kee-Fung, Chee-A-Tow, Barclay, Fung-A-Fat, Wong Moon, Cozens, Maxwell, Stacy

--

Wong Yan-cheung

--

--

Wong, Leung, Low Sang

--

Wong Yan-sau

--

--

Evan Wong, Yang, Hing, Luck, Ho-A-Kai, La Croix, Yelin, Andersen, Kraus, Meade, Dale, Bors, Chan-Choong, Ho, Freathy, Wallace, Nequist, Harris, Tario, Caygill, Whelan, Powell, Nichol, Gomez, Allen, Woolaston

  Wong (Sarah)

 

-- Wong, Fung-Kee-Fung, Chee-A-Tow, Ho, Barclay, Boutin, Fung-A-Fat, Wong Moon, Cozens, Maxwell, Stacy
  Yap Fook   Anna Regina Yap
  Lee She (F)   Anna Regina Yap
  Young She (F)     Chung
  Yow She (F)     Chun

Other sites

You can take a closer look at some of the families, including their photos, at these other websites:

Luck family website: http://members.tripod.com/~Luck_Family_Online

 

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