Thursday, October 26, 2017

Passenger Lists Natal: Jane Morice: 1851

Arrival of Jane Morice reported in The Natal Witness 11 July 1851

The barque Jane Morice, 256 tons, under Joseph Browne left Liverpool on April 9 1851, arriving at Natal on July 7. Her 44 passengers on this voyage included Joseph and William Royston and their families, and Alexander Lyle. John Galloway was making a return trip to Natal, having first arrived in 1848 and establishing himself as a cotton planter. It was this ship which, in 1855, carried Bishop Colenso’s missionaries to Natal.



July 2nd - Douglas, Schooner, Captain P Gill, from Cape Town.

July 7th - Jane Morice, Barque 256 tons, Captain Joseph Browne, from Liverpool April 9th, with forty-four passengers and general cargo.
Edward P Lamport, Agent.

Joseph Royston, wife and child
Wm Royston, wife and child
John Smith
James Lloyd, wife and child
Eligah Middleborough
John McKeany and wife
Wm Dales and wife
Alexander Lyle [later saddler of Pietermaritzburg]
Thomas Allen, wife and child
John Allen, wife and child
Martha Allen
Alexander Murdock
Joseph Webster
Henry Webb and wife
William Hargreaves
Thomas Hargreaves
Betsey Turner
Jos B Shires, wife and four children
Richard Watson
Abraham Hirst
Mary Blackbrough and child
Mr Malloy, Surgeon
Mr John Galloway [planter]
Mr Martin
Mr WG Harvey

The Jane Morice is expected to come inside in a day or two.
She draws about eleven feet water only.* 
The Passengers are landed this day, (Tuesday.)

July 8 - Jane Greene, from London, with 53 Emigrants.

Jane Morice and Jane Greene.

McArthur and Hunter, Agents.
Sarah Bell,
H. Milner, Agents.
Henderson, Smerdon, and Co. Agents.

From London
Cheshire Witch, Brig, 155 tons, Captain Todd, sailed 13 March.
Jane Geary, Brig, 193 tons, Captain A Douglas, sailed 13 March.

From Plymouth
Mora, Brig. 200 tons, Captain Teulon, sailed 6 Jan.

From California via Sydney
Lalla Rookh, Brig. 250 tons, Milner.

*A reference to the difficulties arising due to the Bar (sandbank) at the entrance channel to Port Natal: ships would have to wait until there was sufficient depth of water and wind and weather conditions were favourable so as to cross the Bar without mishap. As a result of these delays, the actual date of landing of a passenger ashore may be later than the date of ship arrival.

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