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