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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to SA Passenger Lists,1847-1886 see also SA German Lists

S.S. Penola, 261 tons, Captain F. P. Snewin, from Melbourne June 24th, with passengers ex ship Gresham, 965 tons, W. Boniface from London via Plymouth 27th March 1869, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th June 1869.

The Argus, Melbourne, Wednesday 23 June 1869 p. 4

ARRIVED-June, 22. Gresham, ship, 965 tons, W. Boniface, from London via Plymouth 27th March.
Passengers :— 377 Government immigrants. John S. Ireland, Surgeon superintendent. Fenwick Brothers, agents.

The South Australian Advertiser, Wednesday 30 June 1869 p. 2

Gresham passengers per Penola, from Plymouth via Hobson's Bay to Adelaide, 1869

Arrived Tuesday 29 June:—
PENOLA, steamer, 261 tons, F.P. Snewin, master, from Melbourne via Port MacDonnell June 25 and Robe, June 27. George Young, agent, Town and Port.
Passengers: Rev. M. Allen, Dr. Graham, Messrs. Cameron, H. Christen, Lynch, Scott, Rumpff [!!], Masters, Crawford, and Brewer, in the cabin : and 25, in the steerage.

. . . . — 2nd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1869 ; —?— births and —-?— deaths on the passage ; John Stuart Ireland, surgeon-superintendent of the Gresham.
The Passenger List indicates the class of Emigrants, so in the list below, I have combined those lists, but have made notations alongside the family name, thus, Assisted Passage = AP ; Colonial Nominees = CN ; General Emigrants = GE ; General Passengers = GP ; Passage Paid = PP ; Remittance Emigrants = RE. — Robert
The Argus, Melbourne, Wednesday 23 June 1869 p. 4
Gresham, ship, from London - 27,600 slates, 30 crates sodawater bottles, 38 packages clothing, Fenwick Brothers ; 1,200 rails, 50 cases galvanized iron, 16 kegs nails. Jas Service and Co. ; 7 packages drugs, Benson Brothers ; 3,295 bars, 5OO boxes, 20 bales, Dickson, Williams, and Co; 40 casks, 65 cases, G. Martin and Co. ; 19 sheets copper, 43 bundles steel, 61 plates, 16 bundles, 305 bars, 26 casks, 8 cases, Board of Land and Works ; 109 bundles, 35 tubes, 2 casks, Lease, J. and S. Banks ; 56 bundles tubes, 1 cask, 66 packages, Thos. Warburton ; 25 packages Jas. Henty and Co. ; 1 case, J. Fryatt ; 1 bale, Victorian Sugar Co ; 1 case, Alcock and Co. ; 100 cases, R. Harvey ; 566 cases, H. W. Farrar and Co. ; 1 case, Military Storekeeper ; 1 case, S Mullen ; 6 packages De Gruchy and Co. ; 9 bales, J. S. and D. Aitken ; 4 bales. Strachan and Co. ; 2 cases, Lazarus and Co. ; 1 case, C. Andrews ; 7,651 bars, bundles, packages, and pieces iron, Brisco and Co ; 10 cases galvanized Iron, 240 bundles hoops, 604 Packages. Jos. M'Ewan and Co. ; 10 packages, P. O. Fysch and Co. ; 20 drums. Geo. Watson ; 15 cases, Cochrane and Brien ; 32 packages, L. Stevenson and Sons ; 100 casks, 10 bales, Order.
The Argus, Melbourne, Wednesday 23 June 1869 p. 4
Shipping Intelligence.

The clipper ship Gresham, which anchored at the Heads on Monday afternoon, from London, via Plymouth arrived in the bay yesterday afternoon, She brings about 380 Government immigrants, who have come into port in excellent health, under the medical supervision of Dr. J. S. Ireland, who has had long and successful experience in bringing out emigrants to these colonies. The Gresham Is a fine roomy ship for the purpose for which she was chartered by the emigration commissioners at home, and she has been fitted up with due attention to the requirements of so large a number of passengers.
The classification of these is as follows:- twenty eight married couples, 183 single women, 73 single men, and 60 children. Three Infants died and two were born on the voyage.
Captain Boniface states relative to the passage that the Gresham left Plymouth at three p m. on March 27, and had moderate variable winds to the line, which was crossed on April 22, in lon, 27 deg, W. Light and scant winds were met with in the S.E. trades, and the passage to the Cape of Good Hope, the meridian of which was crossed on May 22, in lat 38 deg. 13min. S., was particularly tedious, From the Cape to long. 86 deg. E. strong westerly winds prevailed, and afterwards easterly and N.E. winds, which continued for eleven days, the ship's position then being in 30 deg S. and long. 189 deg. E. From this point until the day before entering Port Phillip Heads, S.E. to N.E winds predominated.

On the night of May 20 Thomas Chittenden, a seaman, fell from aloft, and was drowned ; and although the ship was then going at ten-knot speed, she was rounded to, and every exertion made to save the poor fellow, who, however, was never seen again.

The Gresham, after landing her passengers, will discharge cargo at the Victorian railway pier. Her agents In port are Messrs. Fenwick Brothers.

The Argus, Melbourne, Friday 25 June 1869 p. 4
Penola, steamer 261 tons, F. P. Snewln, for Adelaide, via MacDonnell and Robe.
Passengers-cabin : Mr. A. Lynch, Mr. Ribe, Rev. Mr. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Miss. Montgomery, Mr. H. Christen, Mr. Mathews. Mr. Rennison, Mr. W. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Webb, Mr. Livingstone ; and twenty-two in the steerage. Grice, Sumner, and Co., agent

The s.s. Penola, Captain F. P. Snewin, left the Queen's Wharf yesterday morning, for Adelaide, via the intermediate South Australian ports. On reaching the bay she went alongside the immigrant ship Gresham, from London, and took on board a number of single women, who have come out in the Gresham, for Adelaide, via Melbourne

The ship Gresham, which arrived in the bay on Tuesday from London, via Plymouth, was towed to the breakwater, Williamstown, yesterday. Her passengers were landed there, and taken up to Melbourne to the Immigration Depot by special train.

The Newcastle Chronicle, Tuesday 6 July 1869, p.2
Misconduct on board Passenger Ship
The Williamstown Bench of Magistrates were occupied for several hours on Saturday, in hearing a complaint brought by Mr. Gossett, immigration officer, against a young man named James Horth, second officer of the Immigrant ship Gresham, who was charged with using improper familiarities with one of the female passengers during the voyage from London. Mr. A. Read appeared for the defence. Six witnesses were examined for the prosecution, whose evidence showed that the Gresham arrived in. Hobson's Bay on the 22nd of June, with 341 Government immigrants, 188 being single females. The vessel had been at sea some time, when the captain noticed that Mr. Horth was paying particular attention to Annie Quaife, one of the passengers. This young lady, about the 17th of April, fell down and sprained her ankle so badly that she was compelled to be removed to the hospital. On one occasion Captain Boniface caught Horth coming out of the hospital, and on asking him what he wanted there, he said he was doing no harm. Some time afterwards the captain saw a letter in Miss Quaife's possession, commencing with the words, "My dear Annie." It was in the defendant's handwriting, and on asking her for it, she tore it up and threw it away. Captain Boniface spoke to Horth, and told him that he went on in this way with the girl, the ship would be likely to lose her freight. Horth promised to desist, and said that his letter to Annie Quaife was about a book. From information afterwards received, the captain was satisfied that Horth was still in communication with the girl, and in order to keep them separate the defendant was ordered to his cabin, on tho 30th of April, where he was confined the remainder of the voyage.
It was also shown that the girl had given Horth a seal. Mrs. Swain, a passenger, who was in the hospital with Miss Quaife, said that she saw Horth come into the room three times. The first time he came in he was in a hurry ; he kissed Annie Quaife while she was in bed, and patted her on the cheek, and Miss Quaife was in excellent spirits when he went away. She was in bed when he came in a second time ; he spoke a few words to her in a low voice, and kissed her again.
A few days afterwards he repeated his visit, and when he was at the door Miss Harriet Turner, another passenger, said to him, " Don't come in here, you'll be caught." He replied that he didn't care, and he would take the consequences. He again kissed Miss Quaife, who was now getting better. When Miss Quaife was able to sit up the defendant handed her a glass of ale through the window. Miss Quaife also received certain delicacies such as fowl, mutton, wine, and brandy, from the cabin. Other females in the hospital were jealous of Quaife being made so much of, and when they began to annoy her, it was proposed by the captain to take her out of the hospital. Mrs. Swain stated, in her cross-examination, that she once heard the captain say that Horth had had improper intercourse with Miss Quaife, or some thing to that effect ; but throughout the whole of the examination there was nothing in the evidence to show that the defendant had committed any greater impropriety than that of kissing the girl on three separate occasions when she was sick in bed, and each time it was done in the presence of other females. No witnesses were called for the defence. The Bench was of opinion that the defendant was guilty of the offence with which he was charged, but taking into consideration his long confinement in the cabin, they did not think it necessary to send him to gaol. He was fined 20s., and 20s. costs, or seven days' imprisonment in default.— Melbourne Age.
GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers
Surgeon Superintendent report.
" Deaths on the voyage"
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
    no records found  
Surgeon Superintendent Report "Births on Board"
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
    no records found    

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women & children ; transcriber notes

Single Women & children
  Barry Mary 20 Laundress        
  Gibney Margaret (Gaughran ?) 25 Dairymaid       Husband in Colony, (James Gibney? ... to Queensland ?)
  Gibney Mary A. 5 child        
  Gibney Alice 4 child        
  Higgins Cathrine 32 Domestic Servant        
  Hollywood Sarah 20 Domestic Servant        
  Hollywood Catherine 19 Domestic Servant        
  Kearse Catherine 21 Domestic Servant        
  Kelly Honora 18 Dairymaid        
  Montgomery Lilias 17 Domestic Servant        
  Radcliffe Hester Ann 19 Domestic Servant     Newington, London, Middlesex  
  Radcliffe Martha Mary 17 Domestic Servant      
  Tucker Elizabeth 24 Domestic Servant        
  Wall Catherine 23 Domestic Servant        
  Walsh Sarah J. 28 Domestic Servant        

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formerly ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference ; FreeBMD ; UK census'

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