24 April 2018
Suzanne Hirst has spent decades researching the Coromandel and those who set sail in her about 180 years ago with hope in their hearts for a better life. Here are the details of the people found so far...
Suzanne Hirst has dedicated herself to researching the vessel, the Coromandel, and the people who set sail in her, bound for Australia, about 180 years ago. In the June issue we have published just some of her intriguing and poignant discoveries about these adventurous ancestors, who risked all to start a new life in a new land. Below are the details of the passengers who sailed in her on that first voyage. Not everyone has been identified so far, but Suzanne and her fellow researchers continue to seek...
The following are Known Passenger names found and located from various records by Suzanne Hirst & Ross Watts. Additional names later sourced and added by Bill Othams, Beverly Ovenden, Elly Wild, Bernard O'Neil, MA, MBHA., Alexandra Kelly & many others.
Material extracted from various sources including the Mortlock Library, Adelaide., Angas Papers et al. PRG147/13p.350.,State Library of S.A. ,
S.A. StateRecords, Netley., Royal Geographical Society., the Pioneer Association of South Australia and the Genealogical Society of South Australia and Family records.
Some listed here may not have sailed. Probable also there are spelling errors or duplication. The names I noted originally are entered in upright Capitals., c.1989..
additional names are italic. These names have been located throughout various searches & also input from others. Not all entries can be proven. S.McD.H.
The ‘Coromandel’. Commander. Captain William Chesser.
Chief Mate. Mr. Edward French.
Second Mate. Mr. Adams. Additional Notes ref.passengers.
BARNES WILLIAM AUSTIN, 23yrs carpenter,builder Died May 1890, Hindmarsh. (Adelaide).
Barnes Catherine (nèe Brennan) 26yrs and child Teena. 8mths.
BLACK JAMES 20yrs. labourer
Black Caroline (nèe Whistle) 20yrs wife of James Black
BLACK THOMAS 24yrs. labourer
Black Hephzibah (nèe Whistle) age 21yrs. wife of Thomas Black
BLACK WILLIAM Edwin, 22yrs labourer, tailor
Black Mary Ann (nèe Bird) 26yrs. and daughter, 22mths
BOOTS JOHN,26yrs labourer,sawyer With wife disembarked on Kangaroo Island.
Boots Charlotte (nèe Catt),24yrs wife of John Boots
BOTTING ROBERT, 20yrs carpenter
BREACH SARAH married on journey to William Wiseman.
BROWN WILLIAM VOULES labourer & shopkeeper Died 1893, Adelaide.
Brown Harriet (nèe Perkins) 24yrs and child William Voules, 16mths.
BRYANT JANE ANN married on journey to John Steer.
BURGESS EDWARD 23yrs agricultural labourer
Burgess Susannah, 26yrs wife of Edward Burgess.
CHAMBERS JAMES, 24yrs. agricultural labourer Died August 1862, North Adelaide.
CLAY JOHN (25yrs) carpenter, painter Died age 81yrs,1905, Auburn. Sth.Aust.
Clay Mary, 27yrs and two sons
CLEGGETT CHARLES shoemaker (on George Fife Angas original list).
COTTER THOMAS YOUNG doctor
Cotter Jane (nèe Nicholson) and son, Thomas Charles Cotter.
CROZIER JOHN steerage passenger *see Passenger&Crew entries.
DRISCOLL JOHN (Surveyor !) steerage passenger Died c.1907 Nth Adel.
DUKE THOMAS CLAY Died age 83yrs, Penwortham, 1914.
DUNN(e) EDWARD farmer
Dunn(e) Margaret, 22yrs wife of Edward Dunn(e).
DUTHY GEORGE, 18yrs Apprentice to Dr.Cotter. Embarkation No.317 Married twice, Sth. Aust.
ELLIS WILLIAM WREN bricklayer Died Feb. 1892. Bowden. (Adelaide).
Ellis Jane (nèe Rison) wife of William Ellis
GAMBLE WILLIAM m: Adel. 1862,Susanna Stein. William Gamble Died, Blackwood, age 75yrs. 1903.
GAHAGAN BENJAMIN, 21yrs Boot-closer, shoemaker spelling variants Gahagin,Gahan,Geohagan
Gahagan Louisa (nèe Billion), 19yrs and child (a son).
Gahagan Louisa Catherine this child born c.1836 d.1837 * no death entry. This may be child buried off ship journey
GOODALL WILLIAM 25yrs shepherd, mason
Goodall ………age 24yrs, wife of William Goodall
HAIR THOMAS oil and colour grinder
HARRISON JOHN, 26yrs wheelwright *see further entry end of list.
Harrison Elizabeth Mary (nèe Foulkes) 24yrs wife of John Harrison with daughter, Elizabeth Mary Harrison.
HAYFORD JAMES, 26yrs. lathmaker & hoop binder
Hayford Mary Ann,(nèe Fortune), 21yrs. wife of James Hayford & child, Sarah age 2 yrs.
HAYMAN HENRY steerage passenger Died, age 64yrs, Echunga, 1877.
Hayman Eliza wife of Henry Hayman
HENDERSON THOMAS 36yrs labourer (gardener)
Henderson Janet, (nèe Allan), 37yrs wife of Thomas Henderson.
Henderson Thomas, 16yrs son, listed as gardener
Henderson Agnes, 15yrs, daughter, domestic servant
HILLMAN JOHN, 22yrs. labourer.
Hillman Anne(nèe Jeffries) 21yrs. wife of John Hillman.
HOARE THOMAS - (a Thomas William Hoare d: age 35yrs, in 1848, Adelaide.)
HOBBS FREDERICK 22yrs. navigator Fred Hobbs died age 66yrs Adelaide, Feb. 1883
Hobbs Elizabeth Hannah[Ann] (nèe Lucas) 21yrs. Wife of Frederick Hobbs.
HOBSON ROBERT steerage passenger
Hobson Elizabeth wife of Robert Hobson.
HOLLYER WILLIAM,23yrs stationer (this name may have been Holloway)
Hollyer wife age 26yrs. wife of William Hollyer.
HOPSON BENJAMIN 26yrs. farm servant only note of Benjamin Hobson in BDM entries. d:1872.
Hopson Mary26yrs (nèe Donovan) wife of Benjamin Hobson
HORSELL ROBERT JOHN, 25yrs labourer died Reg. 16th August,1900 visiting.Melbourne,Vic.
Horsell Sarah(nèe Billette),24yrs. and child, Robert James Horsell,15 months.
HOWELL ROBERT a Robert Howell died age 54yrs., Alberton, 1874. steerage passenger
(Howell Mary possibly sailed with husband Robert Howell. (Not confirmed.)
HYDE MARGARET, 18yrs housemaid
HYDE WILLIAM sawyer
Hyde Bridget (nèe Hayes),22yrs wife of William Hyde, and son, 6 months.
(Hyde) (JOHN) a John Hyde died age 50 years, Dec. 1851. Dist. Adelaide.
Hyde ………(nèe Whitley),25yrs wife of John Hyde with four (4) children.
ISAACS LEWIS plasterer & bricklayer
Isaacs wife of Lewis Isaacs and four children.
Isaacs Caroline daughter of Lewis Isaacs.
KIDNER Mrs. SAMUEL noted in newspaper account only this entry in S.A. paper of a later date. see p48.
KLEINSCHMIDT Friederich Wilhelm, Died, age 74yrs,1884 at Lobethal, Dist. Nairne.
LEVY HENRY, 20yrs butcher a Henry Levy died 1877, Palmerston.Northern Territory.
Levy …………….18yrs, wife of Henry Levy
LEWIS JAMES, 24yrs. gardener
Lewis Eliza Margaret Hutton (nèe Bristow), 26yrs. wife of James Lewis.
MACKIE S. steerage passenger
MALPAS Miss Elizabeth,18yrs, sempstress/teacher sister of William Malpas.
MALPAS MATTHEW machinist steerage passenger This may be an error or duplicate by G.F.Angas.
MALPAS WILLIAM, 22yrs. machinist Assistant to S.A. Bank Manager. d: 1899
MANN CHARLES, 38yrs. solicitor/appointed Advocate General. m: Ann Malpas. Charles Mann died May 1860 (Adelaide).
MANTON ELIZABETH servant
MANTON GEORGE Hutchins Toon,25yrs biscuit maker Died June, 1891. Mt. Barker.S.A.
Manton Jane, wife of George with sons, John & William Manton.
MATTHEWS JOHN gardener
Matthews Elizabeth wife of John Matthews
MEDLEY SUSANNA m: Robert Thomson 1858, Gawler.
MENGE JOHANNES geologist /mineralologist/teacher/linguist Died 1850's Castlemaine. Victoria.
MIDDLETON GEORGE bricklayer/stone mason. George Middleton died 1881.S.A.
Middleton Margaret (neè Hay) wife of George Middleton.
Middleton. Emily, Mary, Margaret,& Sarah children of George & Margaret.
NORTON ROBERT gardener/carter Died July 1891. Norton Summit. S.A.
Norton Mary wife & child Mary Norton.
O’BRIEN JAMES painter & glazier First Immigration Agent.
OTHAMS WILLIAM painter & glazier Died April, 1886, Adelaide.
PARSONS J. according to newpaper list only! This name refers to a deserting sailor?p.52
PAYNE WILLIAM carpenter
PEARCE WILLIAM labourer of Methodist Religion.
PHINDER - bailiff
PINK HENRY boot & shoemaker
RAINHAM WILLIAM smith
ROLFE/ ROFF ROBERT mason possibly lived at Bowden.(Adelaide).
ROFE JAMES m: Eliza Gillard, 1845, Holy Trinity.
SANDERS J. a John Sanders m:1/ Jemima Floyd, 1843 Holy Trinity. m: 2/ Susan Morcomb.
or a James Sanders m: Agnes Shillabaar in 1845 at Penton Vale.
SHEPPARD JOHN noted only in the later newspaper account.
SIEVERS Albert labourer. Died 56 yrs age, 1852, Adelaide.
SKINNER WILLIAM labourer
STACE JOSEPH brickmaker James Joseph Stace d: July 1873, Nth Adelaide.
Stace Eliza wife of Joseph Stace. Eliza died February 1837.
STEELE SAMUEL labourer/farmer
STEER JOHN farm servant/store assistant married on journey to Jane Ann Bryant.
STEPHENS EDWARD South Australian Bank Manager Methodist. Appointed J.P. on arrival.
Stephens Emma wife of Edward Stephens.
SYMONS/SIMONS JOSEPH smith
Simons Mary Anne Simons. wife of Joseph Simons
SYMONS/SIMONS WILLIAM SLADE smith & bellhanger
Simons Pleasant wife of William Slade Simons.
TEMPLAR JOHN Embarkation No. 315. Two entries for a John Templar.
VINEY WILLIAM carpenter & joiner Died Dec. 1881. S.A.
Viney Ann wife of William Viney
Viney Ann & Elizabeth children of William Viney
WATTS JOHN tanner/tailor/brickmaker Methodist. Died June 1895, Little Hampton. S.A.
Watts Nancy(nèe Ann Avery) and child, John Avery Watts.
WHITE JOHN C. baker Methodist preacher.. Died June 1904. Interstate.
White wife of John C. White. and two children
WIDGER THOMAS carpenter & sawyer Embarkation No. 305. with wife & child.
WIGGINS THOMAS carpenter & sawyer Died 1916. Adelaide.
Wiggins Thomas butcher ……this may be a duplicate entry.
WIGZELL CHARLES Embarkation No. 335
Wigzell wife wife of Charles Wigzell
WILKEY RICHARD brickmaker/farmer Charles Richard Wilkey.
Wilkey Rachel embarked as C. R. Wilkey's wife but not married at that time. Rachel Way.
WINTER AUGUSTUS draper/schoolteacher Died 1881. North Adelaide.
WISEMAN WILLIAM bricklayer married on journey to Sarah Breach.
WOOD JAMES plumber noted a James Wood entered twice. May be duplicated.
YOUNGHUSBAND ROBERT mariner
It is necessary to keep in mind that almost all the men on board had wives with them and also some children, but not always sighted.
The four miners who were assigned to work with the appointed Mineralologist, Johannes Menge by George Fife Angas in Britain. The
men came as single passengers. They were from the Hartz area of North Germany. +see details of their marriages following pages.
MEYER H. German miner and labourer
STACHELROTH F. “
SICKERDIK H. “
SANDER H. “
reference earlier to passenger:
HARRISON JOHN & ELIZABETH
John HARRISON Application # 584 Embarkations # 319 travelled with wife Elizabeth Mary nèe Foulkes &
daughter Elizabeth Mary. John Harrison was a wheelwright.
A son was born on the 17th January 1837 on board ship after leaving Kangaroo Island and sailing
across Backstairs Passage to the mainland. Child named, John Coromandel Harrison.
THREE CHILDREN DIED ON BOARD THE JOURNEY. None identified at this time.
*A Gahagan child, Louisa Catherine born 1836, died 1837. No entry sighted in South Australian BDM records for this child.
THE LAST TO DIE WAS JUST AS THEY APPROACHED KANGAROO ISLAND.
THE INFANT IS NOTED AS BURIED ASHORE BUT NOT STATED EXACTLY WHERE.
MAY HAVE BEEN NEAR TO THE “PAGES’ (two tall rocks with sheer sides that offer no beach landing), but perhaps instead, near to this
point but ON KANGAROO ISLAND. No further details found for any family identification. 2012.
[Absconding seamen, James Marshall, sixty years later interviewed by a newspaper reporter & by now an old man, reminisced: "A child died when nearing Kangaroo Island and the father, a cooper, put it in a cask. The Captain hove to for the body to be buried at "that place"!
Source: newspaper The 'Observer', 24th April, 1897. page 16, column a.
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