Royal George

Departed Hong Kong 8 December 1858. Arrived Georgetown 29 March 1859

This website page was updated on 8 November 2004

News Item

Despite the inspection at Hong Kong there were some irregularities concerning the Royal George which later came to light. As measured by an Emigration Commissioner in Liverpool, the space for passengers was 3,370 square feet, corresponding to a full legal complement of 280½ emigrants. By taking account of some upper deck area the Government Marine Surveyor at Hong Kong managed to show an available space of 3,521 square feet, thereby allowing 293 passengers. Even so, the ship carried 300 Chinese! Gerard provided the explanation that the additional 7 Chinese were cooks who were accounted for as part of the crew. He was indeed cooking the books and added that the chefs so happened to be selected from among those willing to stay on in British Guiana, thereby saving the colony the expense of having to ship them back to China. As a further cost saving measure, Gerard decided to use up the old employment contract forms printed up several years before by James White, even though some stipulations were outdated or changed by law. [ From Cane Reapers. Chinese Indentured Immigrants in Guyana by Trev Sue-A-Quan.]

On the 29th March the Royal George arrived here from Hong Kong with 251 Chinese immigrants, after a passage of 112 days. We regret to say that 49 deaths occurred on board, and it is very strange that all of these but two were from dropsy. A Medical Board was, as his Excellency tells us, ordered to inquire into the circumstances of the case and, it appears, that the mortality is attributed to the small size of the vessel, difficult ventilation, and a too abundant supply of food during the voyage. One may readily admit that a want of proper ventilation, and the crowded state of the vessel, might affect the health of the passengers, but it is scarcely credible that an abundant supply of provisions should have a fatal result, and the presumption is that there was some latent and unexplained cause for the mortality. The survivors, generally speaking, are a fine set of people, healthy, clean, and robust, and if they be industrious as those who have preceded them, they will prove a very valuable accession to the labouring population of the colony. The error appears, in this instance, to have been with the Agent in Hong Kong, who chartered for the purpose, not only a slow sailer, but one whose accommodations were insufficient for the number of immigrants put on board. [Royal Gazette, 9 Apr 1859]

 

Allocation to plantations

Allotted to

M

Allotted to

M

Allotted to

M

La Grange

15

Belle Vue

24

Leonora

29

Haarlem

34

Stewartville

20

Better Hope

2

Windsor Forest

36

Vriesland

20

Unallotted

11

Wales

21

Anna Catherina

30

Died

9

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

Trade Village

Allotted to

Surnames of descendants (to the 4th generation)

4

Ho Uy Yow

23

Cook Chung Ling Vriesland  

5

Ho At Choo

19

Porter Ching Leung Vriesland  

6

Lao Ah Sar

30

Barber Chin Sang

La Grange

 

7

Ma Pa Seeoo

23

Porter Chung Sing

Vriesland

 

9

Leong Sing

37

Wood seller Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

14

Eep a Thoon

20

Clerk Poh Loh

Leonora

 

15

Waat Fi

25

No trade Pung Hee

Haarlem

 

16

Wong a Pung

29

Fish seller Pone Yew Windsor Forest  

18

Lee Choon

23

Barber Loong Man

Belle Vue

 

18

Thung a Kong

36

Money changer Sun Thuck Windsor Forest  

19

Chow See

23

Huckster Fooee Chew Windsor Forest

 

21

Wong Kut

26

Dancer Sam Soey Windsor Forest  

22

Lee Ee Loo

31

Porter Pwy Lin

Belle Vue

 

26

Yung Hung Kong

19

Cook Kow Lung Vriesland  

29

Lee Tha Chum

38

Butcher Leaeoo Hung

Windsor Forest

 

30

Lee Sung Chayong

18

No trade Nam Hoey

Windsor Forest

 

33

Chung a Oong

27

Porter  Ny Chow Belle Vue  

33

Lee a Keow

27

Labourer Naee Chow La Grange  

34

Leeoo a Mok

26

Porter Nayee Chew

Vriesland

 

35

Chun Thong

22

Book seller Sun Thuck

Windsor Forest

 

35

Lao An Gea

38

Boatman Long Mun La Grange  

36

Layong a Kwi

32

Cook Sun Ooeey

Anna Catherina

 

38

Chun On

31

Butcher Hoomun

Windsor Forest

 

38

Tin Tem Sing

29

Butcher Nayee Chow Stewartville  

39

Li Ee Pah

29

Porter Chung Lak

Windsor Forest

 

41

Eek a Goong

34

Cook Hoke Sun

Anna Catherina

 

42

Leong a Yung

39

Cloth dealer Canton

Windsor Forest

 

44

Laoo Son Sing

25

Porter Gunone Leonora  

46

Ee Na Fook

29

Clerk Chung Wey

La Grange

 

47

Low Yow

30

Porter Noey Chew

Vriesland

 

49

Low Lum Poh

22

Barber Nayee Chew

Stewartville

 

51

Sit a Cheong

20

Porter Poh Loh Vriesland  

52

Lim a Fung

26

Porter Hoey Chow

Stewartville

 

53

Lam Sung Leon

21

Salt seller Nayee Chow

Stewartville

 

54

Lam Quan Sung

27

Porter Nayee Chow

Stewartville

Lam

59

Foo a Hook

31

Clerk Poh Loh

Leonora

 

60

Fong a Sow

21

Porter Ny Chow

Leonora

 

61

Fung Sist Sam

29

Servant Choong Faw

Haarlem

 

61

Thaung Kum Own

22

Porter Poh Loh Vriesland  

62

Liang Tock Sing

31

Dyer Sun Wee

Windsor Forest

 

65

Lam a Yeung

28

Porter Hoey Chow

Vriesland

 

66

Lee a Kway

19

Shoe maker Poh Loh

Vriesland

 

68

Fong a Thung

29

Clerk Hong Ewen

Vriesland

 

69

Low a Kim

30

Hotel keeper Poh Loh

Haarlem

 

70

Lee a Yeed

25

Huckster Ho Nying

Haarlem

 

72

Wong a Qui

21

Silk weaver Ham Hoey

Windsor Forest

 

78

Hee Pat Choo

24

Fish dealer Sun Thuck

Wales

 

79

Chun At Chu

29

Barber Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

80

Lee a W

19

Barber Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

81

Oong a Hoong

27

Clerk Yun Ping

Anna Catherina

 

85

Ung a Wung

23

Soldier Sun Wey

Anna Catherina

 

86

Gee Cow Hoo

19

Barber San Ming

Windsor Forest

 

88

Wong Chung Hung

29

Cloths dealer

Nam Hoey Anna Catherina  

91

Ly Lum Ong

29

Tailor Poh Loh

Stewartville

 

93

Loy a Fook

31

Porter Poh Loh

Anna Catherina

 

95

Loo a Look

28

Sailor Naee Chow

Windsor Forest

 

96

Wath Ung Un

21

Cook Pun Yee

Anna Catherina

 

97

Layong An Gun

27

Cook Choong Faw

Anna Catherina

 

98

Wan a Thuck

23

No trade Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

99

Wan a Foong

28

No trade Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

100

Loke a Choong

19

Shop keeper Sam Suey

Windsor Forest

Loke

101

Wong a Leung

33

Butcher Chung Mung Belle Vue  

105

Wong a Yun

33

Butcher Chung Mung Belle Vue  

106

Fawn a Ung

24

Butcher Yun Thuck

Belle Vue

 

109

Chong a fook

25

Labourer Poon Yu Haarlem  

111

Low a Lun

25

Porter Nayee Chew

Belle Vue

 

115

Lee a Sun

26

Clerk Nay Cheeoo Belle Vue Lee

118

Ho San Fah

22

Cook Canton

Anna Catherina

 

119

Lee See Ow         Lee

121

Yow a Fook

26

Porter Poh Loh Vriesland  

123

Loh Sin

19

Porter Poh Loh

Belle Vue

 

125

Wong a Yuck

30

Fish seller Heung Lan Anna Catherina  

130

Chung a Sam

19

No trade Gum Owen

Belle Vue

 

132

Kow As See

35

Porter Naey Chow Stewartville  

132

Oong a Thack

20

Huckster Hung Kum Wales  

133

Low a Lup

21

Weaver Sun Ooee

Windsor Forest

 

135

Lee Ee Poey

27

Huckster Pun Yew

Wales

 

136

Yu Back Wee 19 No trade Sun Owen Wales  

138

Layung a Thack

31

Tinsmith Seeoo Hung

Wales

 

140

Layung Fung Fook

30

Tinsmith Seeoo Hung

Wales

 

141

Loh Sing Guay

25

Barber Kyhung Chow

Belle Vue

 

144

Yow a Long

22

Barber Thung Kwan Vriesland  

145

Oon Sam Hing

24

Button maker Sun Mung

Anna Catherina

 

146

Lee a Mow

28

Button maker Hoey Ping

Anna Catherina

 

147

Chung a Man

26

Porter Nayee Chun Belle Vue  

148

Layoo As See

21

Boatman Payung San

Belle Vue

 

150

Loh a Yo

30

Porter Poh Loh Belle Vue  

150

Soo Yun

28

Groom Tan Hung

Wales

 

152

Yum a Hung

41

Porter Hoey Ping  Haarlem  

153

Pang a Owen

27

Porter Sung Sing

Leonora

 

154

Wun a Seung

24

No trade Poong Sum Wales  

155

Kow a Choy

26

Servant Naee Chow

Belle Vue

 

156

Ho a Lin

43

No trade Nayee Chow

Wales

 

157

Lyoe Sin

22

Barber Nay Cheeoo

Belle Vue

 

158

Lee a Soo

36

Porter Hoey Ping

Wales

 

163

Low a On

17

Painter of cloth Sun Ooee

Anna Catherina

 

164

Layong a Hoey

18

No trade Hak San

Anna Catherina

 

165

Ly a Sing

20

Huckster Nam Hoey

Anna Catherina

 

167

Eep as Soey

30

Porter Poh Loh

Leonora

 

171

Low a Hung

26

Clerk Choong Faw

Haarlem

 

173

Lee a Yook

23

Baker Choong Faw

Haarlem

 

174

Low Hing

32

Druggist Chung Faw

Haarlem

 

175

Yum a Yook

22

Silk thread maker Hok Law Anna Catherina  

176

Chun a King         Chun

178

Lee a Hung

23

Barber Sun Mung

Haarlem

 

179

Lee a Homy

28

Servant Canton Haarlem  

180

Lung Kum Leeoo

26

Porter Poh Loh

Belle Vue

 

181

Koon As Seen

26

Porter Poh Loh

Belle Vue

 

181

Vong Gse In

23

Servant Kam Chow Haarlem  

184

Lim a Poh

24

Pedlar Fooi Chew

Better Hope

 

185

Ho At Chee

30

Porter Le Fow

Leonora

 

187

Lee a Laey

21

Barber Naee Chow

Belle Vue

 

188

Low a Chee

20

No trade Hoong Kwun

Haarlem

 

188

Lum Thin Fook

40

Butcher Yune Thuck Belle Vue  

189

Yeung a Sing

33

Chinese priest Tin Chew Better Hope  

190

See Too Chow

22

23 Fish seller

Wales

 

191

Law a Kum

29

Soldier Heeung Lan

Anna Catherina

 

193

Chun Kow

38

Cook Seeoo Hung

Haarlem

 

194

Ung Chuck Sim

36

Porter Yun Pung

Anna Catherina

 

196

Layong a Hee

35

Labourer Sun Thuck

Wales

 

197

De Bow Seeo

18

Huckster Sun Wee

La Grange

 

198

Lee He Kow

38

Cook Hoey Ping

Anna Catherina

 

201

Chee Na Mung

30

Butcher Poh Loh

Leonora

 

203

Ko a Chin

17

Tea packer Nam Hoey

Windsor Forest

 

206

Quan Aw Theck

25

Fish dealer Nam Hoey

Windsor Forest

 

206

Gsum Gwun Sang

32

Barber Chung Fah Anna Catherina  

207

Low a Sun

33

Huckster Chung Lung

Leonora

 

209

Ong Kim Long

22

Clerk Si How

La Grange

 

211

Oon a Bun

26

Carpenter Sung Huck

Haarlem

 

215

Fung Co Yew

31

Mason Chung Ewen

Haarlem

 

217

Yow a Wo

40

Gardener Chung Faw Haarlem  

219

Mow Won A

29

Servant Chong Few

Haarlem

 

220

Ow Yung Tung

26

Rice seller Chung Ewen

Haarlem

 

221

Fung a Thee

21

Groom  Nam Hoey

Wales

 

222

Fo a Men

19

Barber Nam Hoey

Anna Catherina

 

223

Eep a Vong

30

Fish seller Nayee Chow

Leonora

 

228

Lee See Ow

36

Sailor Tui Sin

Stewartville

 

229

Soo Ho Poh

20

Shop keeper Sun Thuck

Windsor Forest

 

230

Low a Loo

25

Servant Poh Loh

Belle Vue

 

231

Lee Seea Koon

31

Porter Poh Loh

Leonora

 

232

Kong a Yun

33

Basket maker Poh Loh

Leonora

 

235

Layoo As See

29

Vagabond Yune Own

Stewartville

 

236

Laoo An Gee

29

Porter Gunone

Vriesland

 

239

Lay Na Min

30

Porter Hoey Choo

Stewartville

 

240

Lee a Sow

18

Thread seller Sun Ooey 

La Grange

 

242

Seeoo As Son

27

Barber Hoong Hun

Vriesland

 

244

Ong a Sing

23

Clerk Nam Hoey

Anna Catherina

Ong

245

Tang a Kum

19

Huckster Che Hung La Grange  

247

Tang a Wa

23

Tailor Che Hung

La Grange

 

249

Layoo a Yung

29

Servant Nayee Chow

Vriesland

 

251

Ho a Thuck

22

Cook Hoon Kum

Anna Catherina

 

253

Poon a Kit

31

Clerk Nam Hoey

Anna Catherina

 

255

Chun a Ioy

17

Servant Thoon Kim

Anna Catherina

 

259

Low Un Gee

23

Porter Hoey Chow Stewartville  

260

Layong a Chim

23

Porter Sun Ooey

Anna Catherina

 

261

Loh a Choon

35

Porter Chong Wah

Wales

 

262

Lee Lum Kwong

32

Huckster Choong Faw

Haarlem

 

265

Wong a Kow

23

No trade Sun Eon Windsor Forest  

268

Ung Sum Poh

24

Weaver Seeoo Hung

Windsor Forest

 

269

Lo a Lum

31

Huckster Chung Faw

Haarlem

 

270

Lam a Hope

17

Tobacco seller Hoey Ping

Windsor Forest

 

272

Ee a Kong

29

Porter Nayee Chow

Leonora

 

273

Kong a Yuck

24

Porter Hoey Chow

Stewartville

 

274

Yeung Swee Choy

24

Porter Hoey CHow Stewartville  

275

Kong An Am

24

Porter Hoey Chow Stewartville  

276

Chung Kum Yung

21

Porter Hoey Chow

Stewartville

 

278

Chung Cop Sow

18

Porter Poh Loh

Stewartville

Chung

279

Chung Chung Sow

21

Porter Hoey Chow

Stewartville

Chung

281

Waung a How

26

Huckster  

Haarlem

 

282

Waung Sam

23

Porter Chung E Um

Haarlem

 

284

Chung a Hing

28

Porter Lee Choong

Haarlem

 

288

Thum a Foock

18

Servant Coo Mung

Haarlem

 

289

Thung a Fong

18

Cook Sun Wee Haarlem  

291

Chun Too Sing

27

Butcher Long Man

Vriesland

 

292

Chun a Yeung

35

Butcher Long Maw

Vriesland

 

293

Wong a Thuck

26

Butcher CHung Leung Belle Vue  

294

Laee a Yook

19

Porter Chung Seung

Leonora

 

297

Ho a See

26

Porter Hoy Poong

Vriesland

 

299

Lee Oon Kuy

22

Butcher Chung Seung

Leonora

 

305

Low An Shung

22

Porter Hung Saw

Anna Catherina

 

309

Chung Aw Ku

23

Stone cutter Kong Nung

Windsor Forest

 

318

Ching a Hye

17

Fruit seller Naoo Chow

La Grange

 

333

Chung a Soey

30

Porter Poh Loh

Leonora

 

334

Chung a Sun

23

Porter Poh Loh

Leonora

 

343

Ed Pa Fun

19

Barber Lung Mun

Wales

 

371

Lee a Yung

24

Porter Nayee Chow Stewartville  

383

Sue Wy Oong

47

Porter Chung Fa

Haarlem

 

395

Seeock a Hung

25

Porter Chung Leung Anna Catherina  

414

Kong a Tchin

30

Porter Chong Few

Leonora

 

 

Chan Po

24

Barber Kong Meng

Windsor Forest

 

 

Chay a Foo

28

Carpenter Tun None

La Grange

 

 

Chay a Thoon

20

Porter Hoey Chow

Stewartville

 

 

Cheek a Hoy

23

Tinsmith Seoo Hung

Wales

 

 

Chee a Fat

16

Mason San One

La Grange

 

 

Chee a Fock

23

Huckster Sun Wee

Haarlem

 
 

Chee a Thow

38

Porter Wayee Sin Leonora  
 

Chee Ong Sing

32

Potatoes seller Canton

Windsor Forest

 
 

Chee Thong Kow

21

Servant Choong Fow

Haarlem

 

 

Chee Wun Fook

24

Boatman Sun Mung

Windsor Forest

 
 

Chee Ya Sun

38

Opium Seller Nam Hoey

Wales

 
 

Cheeung a Poh

17

Servant Way Cheeoo

Belle Vue

 
 

Cheeoo a Lung

21

Porter Sun Nung

Anna Catherina

 
  Cheung a Fook 24 Barber Pok Lok Leonora  
 

Cheeoo a Sun

23

Blacksmith Hoey Ping Fow

Windsor Forest

 
 

Cheong a Sam

22

Barber Lam Choon

Windsor Forest

 
 

Cheoo a Mow

19

Porter Poh Loh

Vriesland

 
 

Cheoo a See

23

Porter Poh Loh

Belle Vue

 
 

Chow a Yap

30

Labourer Liok Fong

Haarlem

 
 

Chi a Long

25

Barber Long Mun

La Grange

 
 

Chi a Po

28

Soldier Sanem

La Grange

 

 

Chin An Gee

32

Porter Pok Loh

Leonora

 
 

Chin a Wun

23

23 Shoe maker

Stewartville

 
 

Chin Puck

24

Huckster Kuy Ling

Leonora

 
  Choey a Qui

20

Green grocer Cham Hoey Leonora  
 

Chon a Va

25

Huckster Poon Yu

La Grange

 

 

Chong a Song

30

Porter Pok Loh

Leonora

 

 

Choo At Chee

23

Blacksmith Yeun Thuck

Wales

 

 

Choong a Keen

20

Cloth Seller Lung Man

Wales

 
 

Chow a Fook

19

Servant Canton

Haarlem

 
 

Chow An Sow

36

Porter Pok Loh

Leonora

 

 

Chow As Soey

19

Porter Pok Loh

Leonora

 

 

Chow Sin Kwy

34

Porter Pok Loh

Leonora

 

 

Chun a Cheong

29

Butcher Ching Leung

Leonora

 
 

Chun a Choong

20

Huckster Hung Kun

Wales

 

 

Chun a Ho

24

Fisherman Sun Men

Windsor Forest

 

 

Chun a Kie

21

Carpenter Hun Koon

Wales

 
 

Chun a Kong

18

No trade Poh Loh

Windsor Forest

 
 

Chun a Kung

22

Vagabond Sun Thuck

Windsor Forest

 
 

Chun a Kung

28

Servant Choong Fow

Haarlem

 
 

Chun a Sing

20

Servant Nam Hoey

Leonora

 
 

Chun a Sun

25

Barber Chun Sing

Windsor Forest

 
  Woang Mun

19

Porter Sun Hoan Haarlem  
  Wong a Ping

19

No trade Nam Hoey Interpreter - Colonial Hosptial  
 

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