Arrival of Jane Morice reported in The
Witness 11 July 1851 Natal
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 , 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 . Natal
SHIPPING, COMMERCIAL, AND AGRICULTURAL INTELLIGENCE
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.
Wm Royston, wife and child
James Lloyd, wife and child
John McKeany and wife
Wm Dales and wife
Alexander Lyle [later saddler of Pietermaritzburg]
Thomas Allen, wife and child
John Allen, wife and child
Henry Webb and wife
Jos B Shires, wife and four children
Mary Blackbrough and child
Mr Malloy, Surgeon
Mr John Galloway [planter]
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
, with 53 Emigrants. London
Jane Morice and Jane Greene.
McArthur and Hunter, Agents.
H. Milner, Agents.
Henderson, Smerdon, and Co. Agents.
Cheshire Witch, Brig, 155 tons, Captain Todd, sailed 13 March.
Jane Geary, Brig, 193 tons, Captain A Douglas, sailed 13 March.
Mora, Brig. 200 tons, Captain Teulon, sailed 6 Jan.
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.