Monday, February 19, 2018

Passengers to Natal per Pembroke Castle Nov 1889







PEMBROKE CASTLE arrived November 5 1889 Natal Witness November 7 1889

Arrived:
Nov 5, Pembroke Castle, C.S.S., of London 3936 tons, Hay, from England and Cape ports. Cargo, general.

PASSENGERS:
From London:
Messrs
Symonds
Laws
Clements
Miss Hubner
Messrs
Frank
Wood
Kingston
Fleming
Kemp
Smith
Warren
Kunder
Smith
Lawrence
Thomas
Beard
Taylor
Wilson
Wynn
Hamilton
Bamsley
Struther
Millican
Duffin
Michel
McCormick
Robertson
Denest
Renault
Liddall
Brooks
Frank
Mrs Mason and two children
Messrs
Hanly
Hawkins
Mr and Mrs Snashall
Misses (2) Snashall
Mr Ievrand
Mr and Miss Dawes
Mr Arenskong
Miss Leigh
Miss Fowler
Mr Carmont
Mr and Mrs Kent and child
Masters (5) Kent
Messrs
Ransom
Hudson
Simmonds
Anstrong
Haigh
Binghley
From Flushing:
Messrs
Bonkenburg
Blok
Vriest
Bos
From Cape Town:
Messrs
Brodie (2)
Mrs and Miss Brodie
Mr and Mrs Celliers and child
Miss Preller
Mr and Mrs Bailey and two children
Messrs
Brownlow
Hedman
Mr and Mrs Bicknell and two children
Miss Mizers
From Algoa Bay:
Messrs
W and S Smith
Mr and Miss Wardle
From East London:
Miss Filmer
Messrs
Merricks
Strike
Hardy
Whitfield
Mrs Fink and three children
- WF Allan, agent.

Nov 5, Christina, barque of Helsenborg, 314 tons, Olsen, from Geffe (July 8).
- Parker, Wood and Co., agents.

Sailed:
Nov 5, Giovanni, of Aberdeen, 710 tons, Haggie, for Falmouth. Cargo, teakwood.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Nov 5, Sylphide, schooner, of Sundavall, 332 tons, Toswell, for Inhambane, in ballast.
- Randles, Bro. and Hudson, agents.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Souvenir Saturday: the Hamilton Family of Stevenston, Ayrshire



Hamilton Family of Stevenston, Ayrshire: William b 1854 and Elizabeth b 1857 (my great grandparents), seated in chairs, with from top left Bill, Nancy (Agnes),

 Margaret, Tom, Nell, Jim in front, taken ca 1912.
Not in the photo are Alexander and Joseph (my grandfather) who had gone to SA about 1910. Tom (Thomas Craig Hamilton) later joined them in SA and died aged 29 in a mining accident at Dannhauser 4 September, 1923.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Passengers to Natal per Duart Castle and African 1889


DUART CASTLE arrived October 22 1889 Natal Witness October 25 1889
Arrived:
Oct 22, Duart Castle, C.S.S., of London, 1825 tons, Harris, from England and Cape ports. Cargo, general.

PASSENGERS
From London:
Messrs
JB Ross
Mr and Mrs Brown
Messrs
R Price
D Lowry
J Polley
Carlmann
Woe
Foster
Burns
Welch
Caulter
Rutler
Hall
Urpen
Ornot
Cassidy
Hutchinson
McAnade
Suirfull
Burton
Daniels
Thompson
Sphlin
Verstiede
Perry
Osburg
Harrison
Higgins
Fraser
Williams
Ede
Mr, Mrs and Master Downie
Mr, Mrs and Master Andreson
Miss McLean
Mr and Mrs Boulton and infant
Master and Misses (2) Boulton
Mr and Mrs Leidler
Mrs L and E Richards
Master and Misses (2) Richards
Mr and Mrs Thompson
Miss Peters
Messrs
R and W Richards
George
JM Subbs
From Cape Town:
Mr Cullock
From Algoa Bay:
Mr and Mrs Considene
From East London:
Mr A Anderson and Stapel
Mr Holias
- WF Allan, agent.

Oct 23, African, U.S.S., of Southampton, 1372 tons, Smyth, from Delagoa Bay. Cargo, general.

PASSENGERS
For Natal:
Messrs
Focsanesca [Fonseca?]
Borland
Smallfield
Collingwood
Mr and Mrs Pottier
Arab, and 10 natives.
For Madeira:
Mr Russell
- HJ Watts, agent.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Passengers to Natal per Nyanza and Venice 1880



Nyanza: passengers on deck 1877



NYANZA arrived July 12 1880 also VENICE Natal Witness July 15 1880
Arrived:
July 12, Nyanza, U.R.M.S., of Southampton, 2128 tons, Ballard RNR, from England and the Cape. Cargo general. This vessel carried the Willowfountain settlers.

PASSENGERS from England:
Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master Methley
Messrs
Harrison
A Stanley
W Clifford
McNess
Moham
McNawn
JB Gribble
Mr and Mrs Neden
Messrs W and J Neden
Misses Neden (5)
Mr, Mrs and Misses (3) Laddle
Mr, Mrs and Masters (3) Aitchesen
Messrs
Brudley (4)
Mr and Mrs Barnett
Misses Barnett (2)
Master Barnett
Mr an Mrs Clements
Master Clements (3)
Misses Clements (4)
Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master Clarke
Mr and Mrs Christieson
Messrs
Clarke
Green
Hadden
L Hadden
Mr and Mrs Oldfield
Masters Oldfield (6)
Miss Oldfield
Mr and Mrs Roberts
Messrs Roberts (2)
Miss B Roberts
Mr and Mrs Symons
Mr, Mrs and Miss Martin
Mr and Mrs Rowlings, Masters (4), and Misses (2) Rowlings
Messrs Liepir (2)
Miss Liepir (2)
Mr and Mrs Haworth
Misses Haworth (3)
Masters Haworth (4)
Mr Clark
Mr and Mrs Powdrill
Misses Powdrill (4)
Master Powdrill
Mr and Mrs Walker
Misses Walker (8)
Masters Walker (3)
Mr and Mrs Hamlyn
Masters Hamlyn (2)
Misses Hamlyn (5)
Mr and Mrs Neden
Master Neden
Misses Neden (3)
Mr, Mrs and Miss Hann
Mr and Mrs Brown
J Brown
Masters Brown (2)
Misses Brown (3)
Mr and Mrs Parkin
J Parkin
G Parkin
Miss Morriss
Mr Barrett (2)
From Cape Town:
Mr Thirsby
- E. Baynton, agent.

July 12, Venice, C.R.M., of London, --tons, Brown, from Cape and intermediate ports. Cargo general.
PASSENGERS from Cape Town:
Captain and Mrs Heavy, two children, and servant
Mrs Staple, three children, and servant
Mr Bruss
Mr and Mrs Van Coller and child
Mrs F Wilson
Mr Rossenburg
Messrs Dark and Stoner
From Algoa Bay:
Mr Kisher
From East London:
Miss and Master Butler
Mr Herman Rule
Messrs
Bonsacimer and Dach
From London:
Messrs
C Holland
H Levy
HJ Poole
J Schoultz
Miss M Hunter
Mr and Mrs Ever[e]st and child
Mr and Mrs Watson and child
Mr and Mrs Pawson and two children
Miss Jane McQuadrie
Mrs Sullivan and three children
Mrs McKwan and three children
Mr and Mrs Locke and infant
Mr TBL Edgecome
Mr and Mrs Hopkins nd child
Mr Walter Brayshaw
Mr and Mrs Gorrie and three children
Messrs
J Watson
D Jeckie
J Patterson
Spence
Alison
G Adamson
D McLellan
A McAlpine
- DC Andrew, agent.

July 3, Umzinto, barque, of London, 280 tons, Nurse, from London, May 8. Cargo, general.
PASSENGER:
Mr G Spoon
- Bullard, King and Jarvis, agents.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Victorian Valentine




Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian Feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionary, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines". Many of these were works of art which became more detailed especially during the sentimental Victorian era. In Europe, Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Passengers on Mexican to and from Natal Oct 1889


MEXICAN arrived October 18 1889 Natal Witness October 23 1889

Arrived:
Oct 18, Mexican, U.S.S., of Southampton, 4569 tons, Jones, from England (Sept 20), and Cape ports. Cargo, general.

PASSENGERS:
From England:
For Natal:
Mr and Mrs Levy
Mrs Driver
Mr, Mrs and Misses (2) Price
Mr and Mrs Baker
Mr and Miss Hevs
Messrs
Dumat
Fulton
O'Mears
Brooke
Thompson
Baldock
Smyth
McIllerow
Cosgrove
Berrie
Miss Watkins
Mr Young
Mrs Burnes and child
Messrs
Allen
Morgan
Mr and Mrs Morton
Mr, Mrs and Master Taylor
Messrs
Walker
Colling
McLeod
Mr and Miss Bridgman

From Cape Town:
Messrs
Wilkes
Owen
Dr Duff
Mr Morris
Mr and Mrs Dangers
Mr, Mrs and Master Rance
Miss King
Messrs Haigh
Rogerson
Chumley
Misses Ramsay and Elliott
Messrs
Russell
Hines
Mrs Simpson
Miss Holland
From Algoa Bay:
Messrs
Worman
Bell
Mr and Mrs Anderson
Messrs
Blackburn
Howe
Van der Merwe
John
Thomas
Smyth
Mr, Mrs and Master Dayley
Jacob
Price
From East London:
Mr Wright
Mrs and Master Ellis and maid
Messrs
E Jones
W Jones
Reeve
Maitland
Mr, Mrs, Master and Misses (2) Stacy
- HJ Watts, agent.

Oct 19, Clan Cameron, S.S., of Glasgow, 2433 tons, Sibery, R.N.R., from Liverpool and Glasgow. Cargo, general.
- Steel, Murray and Co., agents.
Oct 19, Ziba, barquentine, of Arendal, 283 tons, Knuden, from Christiania (July 9). Cargo, timber.
- WF Johnstone, agent.
Oct 20, Dabulamanzi, S.S., of Aberdeen, 1537 tons, Baker, from London (Sept 16). Cargo, general.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Oct 21, Pongola, S.S., of London, 1440 tons, Lewis, from Cape ports. Cargo, general.
- King and Sons, agents.

Sailed:
Oct 20, Mexican, U.S.S., of Southampton, 4669 tons, Jones, for Cape ports and England. Cargo, general.
PASSENGERS:
For East London:
Mrs Howard and child
Mr J Massey
For Algoa Bay:
Mr and Mrs SV Cloete
C Lemon
For Cape Town:
Mr T Harcombe
Mrs H Scholtz, 3 children, and servant
For England:
Messrs
CW Reinhardt
H Edwards
E Athow
F Mead
- HJ Watts, agent.

Oct 20, Byron, of Tredestrand, 348 tons,Johanesen, for Mexico, in ballast.
- Hunt, Leuchars and Hepburn, agents.
Oct 20, Edith Sheraton, Schooner, of Nova Scotia, 314 tons, Coumans, for Guam, in ballast.
- A. Fass and Co., agents.
Oct 21, Nubian, U.S.S., of Southampton, 3091 tons, Molony, for Cape ports and England. Cargo, general.
- HJ Watts, agent.



Monday, February 12, 2018

Passengers departed Natal per Moor Oct 1889

MOOR sailed October 6 1889 Natal Witness October 9 1889

Arrived:
Oct 7, Anglian, U.S.S., of Southampton, 2245 tons, Morton, from Delagoa Bay. Cargo, general.
- H.J. Watts, agent.

Sailed:
Oct. 6, Moor, U.S.S., of Southampton, 3686 tons, Griffin, for Cape ports and England. Cargo, general.
Passengers:
For East London:
Mrs Filmer
Mrs Holgate and 2 children
Miss Jones
Miss Osmond
Miss Bluhm
Mr JR Jones
For Algoa Bay:
Messrs
Isaacs
Newman
Goldberg
R Bertram
WWC Clark
HJ Vanwike
G Harrison
Kohler
Alex Keddie
W Froomberg
J Worman
C Bell
G Fraser
Tripmaker
A Oliff
W Luke
Sam, and Miss Niel
For Cape Town:
Messrs
Aspinall
JS Brunskill
F De Villiers
D Sparks
Mr and Mrs Bryant
For England:
Mrs Pitts and 3 children
Messrs
H Parsons
W Cook
J Cook
- H.J. Watts, agent.



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Passengers to Natal per Asiatic Nov 1880


ASIATIC arrived November 6 1880 Natal Witness November 11 1880

ARRIVED:
Nov 6
Asiatic, U R M S, of Southampton, WC Crutchley, 2089 tons, from Cape Town and intermediate ports. Cargo general.

Passengers from Southampton:
Mrs A Davis and maid
Mrs and Miss Pacvis
Mr and Mrs Burden
Mr and Mrs Gresham
Mr and Mrs Rabbish
Miss Boocock
Messrs
Leyall
Stock
Warne
Dabb
McWilliam
H Shroder
P Shroder
Givers
Mr and Miss Atkinson, 4 Misses and 2 Masters Atkinson and native servant
Mr E Hope
Mrs Knight and 2 Misses and Master Knight
Miss Reeves
Miss Allen
2 Misses Mesves
Miss Capel
Mr and Mrs Mathews
Mr Clausen
Mr Finston
Mr, Mrs and Master Ker
Mr and Mrs McKenzie
Mr H Pepper
Mr Reed
Mr and Mrs Hewitt
Mr H Neimeyer
Mr, Mrs, Miss and 2 Masters Mare
Mr, Mrs, 2 Misses and Master Sutherland
Mr and Mrs Chrichton
Mr, 7 Misses and 2 Masters Williams
From Cape Town to East London:
Capt. Spondow
From Algoa Bay to East London:
Mr, Mrs, 2 Misses and 2 Master Browse  Messrs
Long
Lumsden
Kellan
11 Volunteers
Capt. Walker

From Algoa Bay to Natal:
Mrs Wells
Messrs
Scoones
Gurdts
Thomas
Kullett
Burley
Colgate
Brown and Hickson
- E. Baynton, agent.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Souvenir Saturday: Julia Gardiner d 1837 Natal





In Memory of Julia daughter of Capt Allen Gardener [sic] R.N. First English Missionary to the Zulus. He resided near this spot in 1835 and named it Berea. His daughter was buried here May 12th 1837. He went to found a mission in Patagonia where he died in the service of his saviour.

The gravestone of Julia Gardiner in the Old St Thomas Church Cemetery, Ridge Road, Durban.

Captain Gardiner died of starvation at Tierra del Fuego on 6 January 1851.




Friday, February 9, 2018

Passengers to Natal per Lapland and African Feb 1880

LAPLAND arrived Feb 21 1880 also AFRICAN Natal Witness Feb 21 1880

The D.C.S. Lapland arrived here this morning at daybreak with the mails of the Kinfauns Castle, and a few passengers. The Fox landed these at 8 o'clock. 

She brought the following Passengers:
For Natal:
Miss Christian
Mr and Mrs Buxton and 4 children
Messrs
J Wilson
Smith
Fraser
Mr and Mrs Adams
Mr Hunter
Mr Cowens
Mr Spencer
Miss Spencer
Mr and Mrs Stanford
Messrs
Hodocks
Macadams
Andrews
G Andrews
Parkhans
Paddon
Ashet
Mr and Mrs Holdernep
Messrs
Brendney
Morby
Main
Hampton
Misses Grenfell
James
Sharland
Mr Collyer
Mr and Mrs Brokenshaw, 2 children and native boy
Messrs
J Thompson
Whitelaw
Vinan
Peacock
For Mauritius:
Lieut. Hollings, 91st Regiment
Mr and Mrs Edwards

She sailed for Mauritius yesterday.

The African arrived yesterday from Delagoa Bay and the East Coast with the following Passengers. She goes on to the Cape at once.
For Natal:
Two Fugitive Slaves
Mr R Cora
Mrs SC Gutteling and two Indians
For East London:
Mr W Royi
Mr M Tintals
For Algoa Bay:
Abdor Pandie, Brother and servant, and 9 pilgrims.
For Cape Town:
Mr JS de Compas and 27 emigrants.
For England:
Mr McGregor
Mr Henderson


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Passenger list Danube to Natal July 1880

DANUBE arrived July 14 1880; Natal Witness July 17 1880

Arrived:
July 14, Danube, U.R.M.S. of Southampton, 2,200 tons, Draper R.N.R., from Cape and intermediate ports. Cargo general.

PASSENGERS for Natal:
Mrs and Miss Ayliff
Mr Curry
Rev. Otto Witt
Messrs
Wynn
Williams
Driver
Mr and Mrs Dentzelmann
Miss and Master Dentzelmann and maid
Rev. and Mrs Slade and four children
Miss Bester
Mrs Schroeder and two Misses Schroeder
Mrs Narren and infant
Mr, Mrs and Miss Jurgens
Mrs Muller
Miss Schiewger [Schwieger?]
Miss Becket
Miss Girtman
Miss Loose
Miss Johannes
Miss Branmer
Miss Schulz
Miss Henry
Miss Walsh
Messrs
Hooper
Hicklan
Wright
Whittrock
Deppe
Kersel
Holmer
Roderwald
Behrens
Wortinan
Capt. Brown
Messrs
Kent
Sivenson
Behrens
Beighind
Norren
Nelson
Anderson
Wimdrure
Haines
Miller
Schuze
Ragterman
Simmonson
Hansen
Sholston
Tapton
Davidson
Bagnell
Mr and Mrs Bruggeman
two Masters Bruggeman
and two native boys
- E. Baynton, agent.

July 14, Diana, from London. Cargo general.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agent.
July 14, Henrich, brigantine of Hamburg, 263 tons, Renike, from Liverpool. Cargo general. Order
July 14, Diana, of Elefleth, 282 tons, Fredericks, from London. Cargo, general.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Sailed
July 13, Gluck Auf, schooner of Stralsund, 212 tons, Kuge, for Calcutta, in ballast.
- Parker, Wood and Co., agents.
July 14, Heinrich Sellschopp, brigantine of Rostock, 260 tons, Solenis, for Mexico, in ballast.
- Bullard, King and Jarvis, agents.
July 14, Portia, barque of London, 301 tons, Taylor for Calcutta, in ballast.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Women Emigrants, the Vote and Equal Pay




The women who emigrated from Britain or other countries in Europe to South Africa in the mid-19th c came from assorted backgrounds: some were middle-class wives and mothers accompanying their husbands on the emigration adventure, others were escaping dire conditions of poverty and drudgery.

All of them, though, had a common denominator: theirs was a male-dominated world which placed limitations on their freedom of thought and action. 

The shackles of convention were thrown off less easily than those of hunger, overcrowding, poverty and disease. An average emigrant woman took with her the restraints imposed on her by society and found these limitations to be alive and well in the colonies. If she was a wife and mother the decision to emigrate would be taken by her husband. If she was a single woman – a governess, perhaps – emigration would be dictated by her circumstances. She hadn’t much choice, either way. If anything changed for her at all, it was that life in the colony would be harder work than she had known 'at home' and that a new skills set was required.


Casting her vote for the first time
Women did not appear on colonial burgess rolls – they weren’t eligible to stand for election and were denied the franchise. Women (that is, white women) in South Africa acquired the vote as late as 1930.

A woman’s place was in the home: women seldom followed careers or contributed to the family income. 19th c South African directories rarely make reference to women – unless they ran a hotel or boarding-house or a school or similar establishment. Missionary women (as distinct from wives of missionaries) were among those who achieved an unusual status, actually being listed in SA directories, e.g. ‘Broberg, Miss Amy, Missionary, Amatikulu, Inyoni’ (in Zululand 1897).

Few records specifically relate to female colonists. Because of this, their own surviving writings – diaries, letters etc – take on a particular significance. But such women were of the educated class and were in the minority. Female domestic servants and other unskilled workers had neither the time nor the ability to write letters; they may not even have been able to sign their names on their marriage lines.

Gender inequality is alive and well even in today's world as the debate currently rages in UK over women's pay being substantially less than that of men.

Jan 30, 2018 - Hundreds of women at the BBC are in line for pay rises after a review of on-air salaries found they were being paid significantly less than men. The report by consultants PwC found "no evidence of gender bias in pay decision-making" but identified a series of "anomalies that need addressing". (Google)






Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Passenger List Dunkeld to Natal July 1880

DUNKELD arrived July 23 1880 Natal Witness July 27 1880

Arrived:
July 23, Dunkeld, C.R.M.S. of London, 1157 tons, Broadfoot from Cape Town and intermediate ports. Cargo general.

PASSENGERS
From England:
Messrs
Kehrmann and Saddy
Mrs Gilded and maid
Mr Shortrade
Lieut. Bailey
Lieut Peel
Messrs
Faircell
Michaelson
Isaacs
Mackinnon
Charlesworth
Mrs James and son
Mrs Goldberge
Wolfenden
Ericson and family
Mr and Mrs Mathieson
Messrs
Mellwrich and McKenzie
Mrs Lemon
Mrs Cleighorn
Mrs Field
Mrs Kirkness
Mr Dunningham
From Cape Town:
Mr Short
Col. Gildes
Master Lamport
Sergt. Wall
Mr Dahigg
Mr Jones
Mr Lilo
From Algoa Bay:
Mrs Kettle
Mr Baxter
Mr Ebbage
Mr Gerr
- DC Andrew, agent.
July 23, Panama, barque, of Rostock, 399 tons. Rening, from Goole. Cargo, coals.


- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Passenger List Dunrobin Castle to Natal Sept 1880


DUNROBIN arrived Cape Town August 16 1880 Natal passenger list Natal Witness September 4 1880

The 'Dunrobin' at the Cape
The Home Government and the Basuto War
Cape Town, August 16
The Dunrobin Castle arrived at 2 p.m. today.
Regret is felt in England at the Basutoland news. The Home Government is firm in its resolution not to interfere between the Cape Ministry and the Basutos, and will not send forces.

General Bisset is a passenger by the Dunrobin, and brings out 20 young gentlemen to establish farming operations on St. John's River.



PASSENGERS
For Natal by the Dunrobin Castle:
General Bisset
Messrs
Banks
Peyton
Girling
Wathers
Collins
MacLean
Creote
Farrant
MacPherson
Peacock
Peel
Prodgers
Carmichael
Mrs Carmichael and family
Messrs
Pulvermacher
MacFarlane
Sheldrick
Southwell
Dacre
Fraser
Bethal
Winsor
Bruce
Harlier
Smith
Marlborough
Monck
Charlton
Foster
Humphreys
Brown
Winder
Jeffreys
Jesson
Mundley
Blone
Gordon
Delarooski
Atherley
Atkins
Smith
Sykes
Wilson
Kendrey
Birch
Hendrey
Delaney
Newman
Spencer
Base
Mrs Winsor
Miss Winsor
Lieut. Read
Mrs Arundel
Mrs Barrett
Mrs Smith

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Passenger list for Union Steamship Durban to Natal June 1880




ARRIVAL OF THE DURBAN Natal Witness June 26 1880

The Union Steamship Durban from England June 4th, arrived yesterday at 1 p.m.
Note: The anniversary of the Prince Imperial's death.

PASSENGERS FOR NATAL
Messrs
Harrison
Bouverie
Rance and servant
Henry
Tweedie
J Jones
E Jones
Stanton
Jessop
Fisher
Vincent
Dr Barry
Mr and Mrs Gladstone
Mr and Mrs Midgley
Miss Exell
Mr and Master Cohen



Monday, January 29, 2018

Passenger list URMS African to Natal May 1880



NATAL MERCURY 19 MAY 1880

The URMS 'African' arrived at the outer anchorage from England early on Thursday morning, after a very good voyage. She had on board 60 immigrants - 20 men and 10 women and children. The men are carpenters, blacksmiths, farm labourers, engineers, gardeners and joiners, and the women, housekeepers and domestic servants. This is one of the largest numbers of immigrants that has as yet reached Natal in one ship and we have little doubt that we have to thank Mr Walter Peace, the acting immigration agent in London, for such a large and respectable class of immigrants as landed at the Point yesterday. Mr Peace has this year been instrumental in sending out a total we believe of 200 immigrants. Early yesterday Mr. Reid of the Immigration Depot went out in the 'Union' and boarded the 'African' for the purpose of looking after those who were arriving here under the Immigration Act and in a short time the 'Union' landed them safely on to the wharf. Some friends of the immigrants were present, but there were some more who found themselves on a foreign land without those who required their services being there to receive them. For such parties Mr. Reid had made preparations by having tents erected on the Market Square for their reception, and it speaks well for the friendship formed by this large body when we mention that in no instance was a poor stranger allowed to enter the tents; those who had found friends kindly looked after their less fortunate fellow passengers, and in a short time they were all distributed throughout the town in boarding-houses. They spoke highly of the treatment they received while coming out. An infant, aged a little over a year, died on the 18th of April. Mr. Reid performed his task admirably and was careful to see all the immigrants provided for before he retired from his work. The names of the passengers will be found in our shipping column."

SHIPPING GAZETTE
ARRIVED
African, URMS of Southampton, 2000 t., CRUTCHLEY, from England and Cape ports:
Cargo general.
Passengers from Southampton
Mr. RICHARDSON
Mr. BRANDER and servant
Capt. MCCULLUM
Messrs. ROWLAND
PETHEY (PITHEY?)
H. MOLLER
R. KING
G. PATTERSON
J. JACK
C. BROWN
HAWKINS (no initial)
EVANS
J. SNELL
PASSMORE (no initial)
G. MARE
J. BIGG
Mr. and Mrs. WEATHERDON and 4 children
Mrs. DONNE and 6 children
Mr. and Mrs. RELBY (or REIBY) and 4 children
Michael and Mary POWELL
Thomas WALL
Mr PRIDDLE
Blanche PRIDDLE
Chas. BIGGE
J. GREIG
M. STEWART
W. STEWART,
Miss M. ANGUS
Mr. J. D. H. RUDLIE (?)
Mr. and Mrs. OLIVER and 2 children
Miss M. STEWART
Messrs. C. and A. STEWART
H. VEGIL
G. ALEXANDER
D. BAIN
Mr. and Mrs. GRACE
Messrs. DE GRIST
J. GUILI
W. ADDISS
F. TURNER
S. BOSS
Mr. and Mrs. ARNOLD and (?) children
Mr. and Mrs. BARBOUR
Mr. CUMMING
From Port Elizabeth:
Mr. A. DE CHAZAL
Mrs. RYALL and two children.
E. BAYNTON, Agent

* 'AFRICAN' (1) 1873 built by Key, Kinghorn, 2019 tons, was employed as a mail steamer between England and the Cape until 1881 when she was transferred to the South African coasting service. Four years later she was purchased by F. Stumore and Company of London, who retained the original name of the vessel. On February 15th 1887 when bound with a cargo of coals from Cardiff to Jeddah, she ran ashore in the Red Sea at Abu Madaff, 40 miles from Suakim, and became a total wreck.[ Source: 'Ships And South Africa" by Marischal Murray (OUP 1933) ]



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Passenger list SS German to Natal Jan 1880

ENGLISH NEWS BY STEAMER

ARRIVAL OF THE "GERMAN" Natal Witness Jan 13 1880
[Empire Telegraphic Association]

Cape Town, 9th January
German arrived. Two hundred passengers.
Duart Castle to leave next day.

No change in wool. Private sales at best prices by auction. Prospects good.
Attorney-General granted fiat writ of error in trial of Tichborne claimant. Two separate sentences were given on two counts, which were one and same offence.
Floods in Hungary destroyed lives and property. Thousands homeless. Country lake of ice.
Pashaloof sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. Printers of Town Talk fined £600. Froggatt, solicitor, sentenced to seven years.
Severe fighting between Chillians and Peruvians.
Lord Lytton fired at by drunken East Indian.
True Bill returned against men arrested in Ireland.
Parliament to meet 5th February.
Afghan affairs serious. Roberts, after severe fighting for three days, against thirty thousand, evacuated Cabul and retired within Shipar camp, where he is strongly fortified and has five months' provisions. Communication interrupted. Forces push forward. Position supposed to be safe, having seven thousand effectives.
General Gouch has been attacked.
Disturbances arisen at Herat.

PASSENGERS for Natal per S.S. German:
Mr, Mrs Sanderford
Messrs
Shield
Henderson
Taylor
Campbell
Christie
C Christie
W Johnstone
Johnstone
Methley
Kyd Mr, Mrs, five Misses, Master
Mr Hayor
Mrs Kelley
Mr W Kelly
Messrs
Quin
Cowell
Furgher
Hampden
Teare
Gwilliam
Quayle
Corbett
Whitcar
Christona
Mrs, Miss Argo
Mr, Mrs Hillary
Mr, Mrs, four Masters Kenwick
Miss Mackenney
Miss Jazi
Messrs
Rabbi
Duncan
Misses Whitcar
Hall
Mr, Mrs, three Masters, Miss Young
Messrs
Gage
Pascoe
Miss Cross
Mr, Mrs, two Masters Jameson
Mr, Mrs, Master, Miss Sharp
Mr Clarke
Mr, Mrs, three Misses, two Masters Donovan
Mr, Mrs Smith
Mr, Mrs, two Master MacLymonts
Mr Robson
Mr, Mrs, two Misses, Master Watts



Saturday, January 27, 2018

Souvenir Saturday: William Dixon Smith 1899



William Dixon Smith, Lieutenant Quartermaster, Border Mounted Rifles.
Photographed at Ladysmith Natal, December 1899. He died of enteric
at Intombi Camp in January 1900.




QSA - William's medal has the bar Siege of Ladysmith
(not shown here)


William's memorial at Intombi Cemetery near Ladysmith. Unfortunately,
due to vandalism or to animals wandering through the cemetery, the top
part of the memorial, a cross with the BMR logo, is now missing. 
William's stepson Alexander Anderson's memorial, below, shows the cross
in place, with the BMR boot and spur insignia.








Intombi Camp Graveyard - early view






Friday, January 26, 2018

Passenger lists Dane, Quathlamba and Moor Oct 1880


DANE arrived October 2 1880 Natal Witness October 7 1880

Arrived: Oct 2, Dane, U.S.S., of Southampton, 3646 tons, Symons, from England and Cape ports. Cargo, general.
PASSENGERS
From Southampton:
Messrs
Molesworth
Wand
Mrs Beviss
Mr and Mrs Martin
Mr HE Eva
Mrs Liddicoat and children
Mrs Horner
Messrs
Laing
Liddicoat
Wilson
Stupple (2)
Oelfener
Maddison
Anderson
McDonald
Heron
Murray
Luke
Ullocker
Mr, Mrs, Master and Miss Macklin
Mr, Mrs, Master and Miss Snap
Messrs
Sanders
Maconochie
Plowman
Berry
Budge
Cruickshank
Garrod (2)
York
Richards
Davidson
Mcnaught
Black
Clarke
Misses Campbell
McGibbin
Mr and Mrs Forsyth
Mrs J Roberts
Mr D Roberts
Misses (2) and Master Roberts
Mr, Miss and Masters (2) McIntosh
From Algoa Bay:
Miss Neill and three natives
- HJ Watts, agent.
Oct 3, Quathlamba, barque of Aberdeen, 467 tons, Early, from London (July 17). Cargo, general.
PASSENGERS
Mr, Mrs, Master and Miss Holcombe
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Oct 3, Moor, U.S.S., of Southampton, 3686 tons, Griffin, from England (Sept 6), and Cape ports.
PASSENGERS
From England:
Mr and Mrs Mathers, child and maid
Messrs
W and HK Wood
Morris
Pollok
E Escombe
Mrs Jenkinson
Misses Gibson and Church

From Cape Town:
Messrs
Smith
Dauret
Stevens
Mr and Mrs Loveday, three children and maid
Mrs Wilson and child
Miss Crowder

From Algoa Bay:
Messrs
Creagh
Trotter
Hepburn
Mr and Mrs Dell
Mr and Mrs Champion and maid
Misses Marran and Wilkins
Mrs Gammon and four children

From East London:
Messrs
Tuttaw
Daniel
McIntyre
Mrs and Misses (2) Holman
Miss Bompas
Mrs and Master Tulley and servant
Mr and Mrs Taylor
Mrs Knowles
Miss Street
28 coolies
- HJ Watts, agent.






Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Passenger list Balmoral Castle to Natal Sept 1880

ARRIVAL OF THE BALMORAL CASTLE Natal Witness September 28 1880

PASSENGERS for Natal per Balmoral Castle

Messrs
Green
Thompson
Armitage
Pratt
Tipper
James
Runciman
Martin
Hodgson
Philipson
Bell
Bloom
Woodhouse
Stuart
Stantial
Browne
Olive
Inglis
Poxton
Vonderleeyde
Davey
Czarni-Room
Smith
Gray
Wilson
Evans
Goddon
Cussons
Peacocke
Dodds
Watt
Anderson
Roberts
Edwards
Peel
Brown
Robertson
Hough
Winterboar
Campbell
Bayford
Fonbister
Mistresses Tipper and family
James
Howe and family
Watt and family
Anderson and family
Roberts and family
Winterboar
Brown
Campbell
Misses Ryde
Brown
Angus


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Passenger list Arab and Conway Castle to Natal Oct 1880


ARRIVAL OF THE "ARAB" AT THE CAPE Natal Witness Oct 16 1880

The "Times" on Basutoland
A Land-slip at Bengal.
Death of Grace, The Cricketer
(Per Webster's Agency)
Cape Town, Oct 15, 11.13 a.m.
The Arab arrived this morning.
The London Times considers the position in Basutoland very grave, and adds: - "It is of course morally impossible that were Cape forces unable to quell a serious rising we could tolerate the serious blow to our prestige of allowing any sort of victory to the Basutos, and were the war protracted and expensive a burden would be imposed on the English Treasury. No pressure that can properly be put upon the Cape Government in the cause of moderation will be deemed unduly strong."
A land-slip has occurred at Nainatal, Bengal, carrying away several houses, and killing and injuring a large number of Europeans.
Nothing important from Afghanistan, General Roberts is at Quetta.
Mr G.F. Grace, the cricketer, is dead.

PASSENGERS for Natal per Arab:
Messrs
Hall
Griffin
Crossley
Cottam
Beningfield
Jester
Driver
Moffat
Simpson
Dean
Leyland
Sink
Pratt
Wotherspoon
Wotherspoon junior
Miles
Lloyd
Fitz-Harris
Bijdawell
Diehl
Samtam
Peck
Rossier
Nedley
Jurnan
Aitken
Mistresses
Griffin and family
Brierley
Beningfield
Driver
Moffat and family
Pratt
Bijdawell
Master Bijdawell
the Misses
Brierley
Pratt
Lloyd

Conway Castle expected to-morrow.
PASSENGERS for Natal:
Messrs
Sewell
Iken
Dilner
Glover
Colonel Winsloe
Messrs
Williamson
White
Wotherspoon
Laing
Kynock
Phillips
Alexander
Hackland
Wylie
Flett
Clark
Spence
Potts
King
Harlow
Fluckell
Price
Robinson
Lewis
Kensman
Campbell
Mistresses
Cerets
Broome
Flete
Clark
Robinson and family
Lewis and family
Kensman and family
the Misses
Leathern (2)
Risely
Yorke
Flower



Monday, January 22, 2018

Passenger list Asiatic Nov 1880



ASIATIC arrived November 6 1880 Natal Witness November 11 1880
ARRIVED:
Nov 6
Asiatic, U R M S, of Southampton, WC Crutchley, 2089 tons, from Cape Town and intermediate ports. Cargo general.
Passengers from Southampton:
Mrs A Davis and maid
Mrs and Miss Pacvis
Mr and Mrs Burden
Mr and Mrs Gresham
Mr and Mrs Rabbish
Miss Boocock
Messrs
Leyall
Stock
Warne
Dabb
McWilliam
H Shroder
P Shroder
Givers
Mr and Miss Atkinson, 4 Misses and 2 Masters Atkinson and native servant
Mr E Hope
Mrs Knight and 2 Misses and Master Knight
Miss Reeves
Miss Allen
2 Misses Mesves
Miss Capel
Mr and Mrs Mathews
Mr Clausen
Mr Finston
Mr, Mrs and Master Ker
Mr and Mrs McKenzie
Mr H Pepper
Mr Reed
Mr and Mrs Hewitt
Mr H Neimeyer
Mr, Mrs, Miss and 2 Masters Mare
Mr, Mrs, 2 Misses and Master Sutherland
Mr and Mrs Chrichton
Mr, 7 Misses and 2 Masters Williams
From Cape Town to East London:
Capt. Spondow
From Algoa Bay to East London:
Mr, Mrs, 2 Misses and 2 Master Browse
Messrs
Long
Lumsden
Kellan
11 Volunteers
Capt. Walker
From Algoa Bay to Natal:
Mrs Wells
Messrs
Scoones
Gurdts
Thomas
Kullett
Burley
Colgate
Brown and Hickson
- E. Baynton, agent.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Passenger List Teuton to Natal Nov 1880




TEUTON sailed November 2 1880 Natal Mercury November 4 1880
Arrived:
Oct 31, Fides, 273 tons, Hyman, from London, Aug 11. Cargo, general.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Sailed:
Oct 30, St. Mark, U.S.S., of London, 1098 tons, Johnson, for Point de Galle. Cargo general.
- E Baynton, agent.
Oct 31, Crossowen, brig, of Glasgow, 835 tons, Weeks, for ---
- Parker, Wood and Co., agent.
Oct 31, Zulu, 3-masted schooner 280 tons, of London, Lincoln, for Madras Coast.
- Bullard, King and Jarvis, agents.
Nov 2, Teuton, U.R.M.S. of Southampton, 2313 tons, Manning for Cape ports. Cargo colonial produce.
PASSENGERS:
For East London:
Messrs
Forth
C Fondson
R Staple
Lambard
WR Ellis
For Port Elizabeth:
Messrs
Sparks
W Parking
Beyhin
For Cape Town:
Captain Graumann
Messrs
Tee
Harrowell
Arderne
C Knox
For England:
Mr and Mrs Harcombe
Messrs
J Brown
E Brunskill
HC Green
FW Moxon
- E Baynton, agent.
Nov 3, Adonis, S.S. tug, of Mozambizue, Roberts, for St. John's. Cargo Government stores.
- De Waal and Co., agents.
Nov 3, Lotus, brig. of Yarmouth, 200 tons, Little, for London. Cargo general.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Nov 3, Parana, barque, of Rostock, 399 tons, Rening, for Guam, in ballast.
- JT Rennie and Sons, agents.
Nov 3, Somteen, S.S. tug of London, 47 tons, Jewitt for Umzimkulu. Cargo general.
- TN Price, agent.
Nov 3, Wilhelm Neyer, brigantine of Stralsund, 282 tons, Miedbrod, for Zanzibar in ballast. 
- H and T McCubbin, agents.