Glentanner

Departed Amoy 1 September 1852. Arrived Georgetown 12 January 1853

This website page was updated on
12 March 2001

News Item

The Glentanner was chartered by Hyde, Hodge & Co. and left Amoy on 1 September with 305 Chinese, arriving in Georgetown 5 days before the Lord Elgin. There were fifty-one deaths during the journey or shortly after arrival, for a mortality rate of 16.7%. There would have been a greater number of deaths had the journey been prolonged. It was found that the Glentanner was unsuited to serve as an immigrant ship because of bad ventilation and inadequate deck space. [ From Cane Reapers. Chinese Indentured Immigrants in Guyana by Trev Sue-A-Quan.]

Mr. Stephen R. Butts, manager of Plantation "La Jalousie" reported on the 28th June, 1853, that he considered his Chinese labourers "a very useful class of people, exceedingly apt and intelligent and very willing, quite equal to any coolies we are now receiving," and he was of the opinion that, when they become seasoned, they would prove "a better class of labourers for any and every description of work" than those from the East Indies. Mr. Griffin H. Bascom, manager of Plantation "Windsor Forest" wrote on the 24th June, 1853:- "The Chinese on this estate are some of the best labourers; for strength and endurance they are equal to the Africans. . . . The people are happy and contented and cheerful, and I am well satisfied with them; I have advised Mr. Bascom to make application for a hundred more, and sincerely hope we may get them. . . .Three or four of the men keep a night school, and are teaching the boys to write and sing; I often go to their houses in the evening and they always appear glad to see me, and ask many questions about their work; I think I have only done my people justice in speaking of them in a flattering manner." From "Kleyn Pouderoyen" it was reported in June, 1853, that many of the Chinese, at the time they were allotted to that plantation, were labouring under some disease, which, though not sufficiently serious to make it neccessary for them to be sent to hospital, still rendered them unable to do much work, and that therefore this estate had as yet derived but little benefit from their services. [From The Chinese in British Guiana by Cecil Clementi, 1915]

 

Allocation to plantations

Allotted to

M

Allotted to

M

Allotted to

M

Windsor Forest

105

La Jalousie

103

Died

9

Pouderoyen

44

Union

1

.

.

Immigrants

Note: Because of poor penmanship and deterioration of the historic documents, it was sometimes difficult to read the handwriting in the records and this has resulted in some duplication in the transcription of some passenger numbers as well as variations in spelling from what was originally inscribed. 

No.

Name

Age

Allotted to

Surnames of descendants (to the 4th generation)

3

Lie Song

25

Windsor Forest

--

17

Goh Soon

--

Windsor Forest

--

39

Tan Chay

--

--

--

56

Gap Leong

32

La Jalousie

--

57

Gap Ho

34

La Jalousie

--

61

Lim Khan     Lim

73

Chwa Ka

--

La Jalousie

--

77

Go Shing

31

Windsor Forest

--

81

Ang Kang

39

Windsor Forest

--

135

Dian Trong

58

Ponderoyen --

141

Lim Cheong     Lim

144

Go Soon teck

35

La Jalousie

--

151

Gam Choon

30

Windsor Forest --

153

How Tien

38

Windsor Forest

--

166

Chu Bong

28

La Jalousie

Chu

168

Hong Min

38

Windsor Forest

--

176

Lum Sun     Lum

179

Goh Charf

34

Windsor Forest --

202

Tan Miah     Tan

213

Tan Que

30

La Jalousie

--

220

Goh Peck

27

Ponderoyen

--

224

Chium Chick

28

Ponderoyen

--

227

Tee Hoy

27

Windsor Forest --

231

Go Shick

35

Windsor Forest --

232

Go Kee

32

Ponderoyen

--

--

Chea Koh

27

Windsor Forest

--

--

Chi Hae

32

Windsor Forest --

--

Chuy Jwa

38

Ponderoyen --

--

Kay Boon

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Koh Ching

25

La Jalousie --

--

Koh Hoh

29

Windsor Forest --

--

Koh Gid

33

La Jalousie --

--

Koh Kean

35

La Jalousie --

--

Koh Keong

38

Ponderoyen --

--

Koh Liang

13

La Jalousie --

--

Koh Soah

36

Windsor Forest --

--

Koh Tam

43

Windsor Forest --

--

Kung Chwa

28

La Jalousie --

--

Kung Tsai

26

Windsor Forest

--

--

Kwa Chea

36

La Jalousie

--

--

Kwa Lin

30

Windsor Forest

--

--

Kwa Tong

33

La Jalousie

--

--

Lee Hoo

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Lee Kow

30

Windsor Forest --

--

Lee Ming

27

Ponderoyen --

--

Lee Nung

27

Ponderoyen

--

--

Lee Po

36

La Jalousie

--

--

Lee Song

19

Windsor Forest --

--

Li Ti

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Li Tieng

26

Windsor Forest

--

--

Lih Beoh

27

Windsor Forest

--

--

Lim Chiong

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Lim Kau

27

Ponderoyen

--

--

Lim Law

39

Windsor Forest

--

--

Lim Peng

27

La Jalousie

--

--

Lim Sam

42

La Jalousie

--

--

Lim San

34

La Jalousie

--

--

Lim Sin

27

Ponderoyen

--

--

Lim Soon

33

Windsor Forest

--

--

Loo What

38

Windsor Forest

--

--

Low Kee

34

Windsor Forest

--

--

Ng Chin

30

Windsor Forest

--

--

Ng Jew

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Ng Ling

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Oh Kim

26

La Jalousie

--

--

Ong Hip

32

La Jalousie

--

--

Ong Hoo

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Ong Kin

33

La Jalousie

--

--

Ong Lin

35

Ponderoyen --

--

Ong Ling

27

La Jalouise --

--

Ong Soo

26

Windsor Forest

--

--

Ong Tek

25

Ponderoyen

--

--

Ong Tong

31

La Jalousie

--

--

Ong Tsing

32

La Jalousie --

--

Ong Tso

29

La Jalousie --

--

Ong Yeong

37

Windsor Forest --

--

Ong Yu

30

Ponderoyen --

--

Pay Sin

25

Windsor Forest

--

--

Poh Swee

33

Windsor Forest

--

--

Seow Oon

27

Windsor Forest

--

--

Sia Pwan

30

Windsor Forest

--

--

Sie Gay

25

Windsor Forest

--

--

Sim Lang

--

La Jalousie

--

--

Soo Ho

40

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tai Chwan

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Ak

36

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Ang

30

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Ching

31

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Geong

32

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Ham

25

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Kay

40

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Kee

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Koon

29

Ponderoyen

--

--

Tan Lai

25

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Lai

32

Windsor Forest --

--

Tan Leap

38

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Lee

28

Windsor Forest --

--

Tan Leong

30

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Niah

30

Ponderoyen --

--

Tan Ok

36

La Jalouise --

--

Tan Peoh

28

Windsoe Forest

--

--

Tan Pian

30

Ponderoyen

--

--

Tan Pung

32

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Say

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Sing

25

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Soon

38

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Swee

32

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Tsai

26

La Jalousie

--

--

Tan Tsin

39

La Jalousie --

--

Tan Wha

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Ya

36

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Yiap

32

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tan Yu

40

Windsor Forest

--

--

Teong Sar

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Teong Sau

19

La Jalousie

--

--

Tin Chai

21

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tin Hon

24

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tin Tiong

38

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tin Yau

38

Windsor Forest

--

--

Tsie Chong

23

La Jalousie

--

--

Tsing Oon

29

Windsor Forest

--

--

Way Han

26

Windsor Forest

--

--

Wee Twan

28

La Jalousie

--

--

Yap Tit

28

Windsor Forest

--

--

Yao Hoon

30

Ponderoyen

--

--

Yoo Choon

31

Windsor Forest

--

--

Yu Tsing

42

Windsor Forest

--

--

Yu Top

32

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