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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

ship Marion, 919 tons, Captain George Kissock, from London March 1851 / Plymouth 24th March 1851, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th July 1851.

The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) of August 23 reports:—

Loss of the Emigrant ship Marion

(From the Adelaide Times, August 2):
It was our painful duty yesterday to announce the loss of the emigrant ship Marion, Captain Kissock, on Troubridge Shoal, on Tuesday last, and we now proceed to a detail of the circumstances attending this melancholy catastrophe, as far as they have reached us.
The Marion is a new vessel of 919 tons register, built last year in Quebec [by Charles Jobin], and was now on her way from London and Plymouth to Port Adelaide, with 350 emigrants, and a general cargo, to the consignment of the highly respected firm of Messrs. C. and F.J. Beck and Co., of this city, the present being the Marion's first trip. She left Plymouth on the 24th of March, a few hours after the King William and the City of Manchester, both now lying in this port, and she experienced a succession of stormy weather, never once on her passage out getting into the trade winds. There were six deaths on board, and nine births. The deaths were, one adult, four children under fourteen years of age and an infant. From the births there is to be deducted also one infant child, which died shortly after being brought on shore on Thursday morning.
The Marion struck on Troubridge Shoal on Tuesday evening about ten minutes before eight o'clock. The weather was moderate, but very hazy, and there was a man at the time in the chains sounding, his last call being five fathoms. The ship struck gently on the shoal, and, on the water receding, she was left high and dry, in an upright position, her stern being much lower than her head, and her lower hold almost immediately filling with water.
The Marion had no sooner struck, than Captain Kissock, with the greatest promptitude and self-possession, ordered the boats to be lowered, and got as many of his unfortunate passengers as they would hold, in them, intending, if possible, with the aid of a considerable portion of his crew, to have them landed on the neighbouring coast. One of the boats, it seems, succeeded in reaching Yorke's Peninsula, but the other, after knocking about for twelve hours, returned to the vessel, not being able to find a landing place, the surf being too high. Eventually, however, about 180 of them were safely landed on Wednesday afternoon at Cape Jervis, whence the majority of them have since made their way to town. Fortunately, too, the little schooner, Maid of the Mill, went to the wreck about four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, and took out the greater part of the luggage, and brought it up to Port Adelaide, with about 150 of the poor emigrants, arriving alongside the Company's wharf about eight o'clock, on Thursday morning.
The Government schooner left the port at daylight yesterday morning, with Captain Lipson, the harbour-master, on board, and being towed out by the steamer. By this vessel the remainder of the unfortunate people will, it is hoped, be brought up. Meanwhile, those already on shore at Port Adelaide are being duly cared for by Captain Butler, the Immigration Agent, and Captain Hall, who, as Captain Kissock's port agent, has interested himself very much on behalf of the sufferers. To Mr. Charles Calton, it is due to say, that his house, the Port Railway Hotel, has been thrown open to about fifty of them, and that he has made as much of them, as though their pockets were well lined with cash. Nothing, in fact, we believe is wanting, either in the way of sympathy, or substantial assistance, towards mitigating the sufferings of those poor distressed creatures, and we are not without hope of their soon being provided, in some way or other, with permanent remunerative employment.
Captain Kissock arrived at the Port yesterday morning, and complains, that the charts of this coast are not properly laid out, the reef on which his vessel struck not being named in them. He complains, too, and not without reason, of the absence of a light in so dangerous a locality, and where the current, is so strong, and so likely to mislead. It is, in fact, a disgrace to the Government that something of this kind has not been attempted before this, and we would suggest the propriety of a Light Ship being place there forthwith, until a Light House can be erected.
Five per cent. upon the losses of the last two or three years on that shoal, from the want of a Light House, would more than have covered the cost of its erection. But the New Council meets shortly, and something definite will, we hope, then be done. — 6th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1851 ; Joseph Sanger, surgeon-superintendent ; nine births and six deaths on the passage
The South Australian Government Gazette p. 77
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Cormack, James 1 no record no record at sea
Ryan, Anthony 38 no record no record at sea
Harris, Elizabeth inf no record no record at sea
Irvine, Mary 1 no record no record at sea
Trimmell, Joseph 1 no record no record at sea
Grey, George 1 no record no record at sea
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note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; some adult children are listed with their parents, noted in remarks (some of those may be duplicated in the single men or single women list) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women ; transcriber notes in italics.
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Algie James 24 Miner 15/2 Lanark  
  Jane 25        
  Jane 4        
  Janet 2        
Baker Sylvanus 21 Farm Labourer 62/3 Shalbourne, Wiltshire  
  Elizabeth (Manchester) 22        
Beavis Edward 25 Carpenter 103/2 Hants.  
  Rosina Harriet (Gregory) 24        
Belless John 22 Carpenter 108/3 Cornwall  
  Louisa 24        
  John inf        
Bennie John 29 Miner 114/2 Renfrew  
  Margaret 36        
  Isaac 6        
  William inf        
Bews David 28 Miner 122/3 Renfrew  
  Ann 24        
  David inf        
Blake Joseph 40 Shepherd 130/3 Wilts.  
  Ann (Bennett) 39        
  Eliza 16        
  George 11        
  William 6        
  Henry 1        
Bowden John 31 Farm Servant - Devon  
  Ellen 31        
  Mary 2        
  Richard inf        
Burgan Robert 20 Miner 204/2 Cornwall  
  Emma 19        
Burke Matthias 30 Farm Servant ? 206/2 Clare, Ireland  
  Mary 24        
Burke Toby 28 Farm Servant - Clare, Ireland  
  Eleanor 27        
  Michael 4        
  Mary 2        
Burton William 39 Farm Servant 212/2 Dublin  
  Margaret 40        
  Thomas 16        
Cassidy John Lewis 28 Bricklayer 248/3 Wilts.  
  Jane (Deacon) 28        
  Sarah 8        
Cann George 34 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
  Sarah 29        
Caines Karos 31 Farm Labourer 225/2 Wilts.  
  Elizabeth 24        
  Ellen 6        
  Cadmill 4        
  Susan 2        
Chamberlain David 23 Farm Labourer - Ramsbury, Wiltshire brother of William
  Amelia (Russ) 22        
  Lucy inf        
Chandler Adam 25 Farm Labourer 256/3 Wiltshire  
  Louisa (Baker) 26        
  George inf        
Choules / Chowls Daniel 30 Farm Labourer - East Grafton, Wiltshire  
  Mary Ann (Hale) 39        
Cowling John 37 Agr. Labourer 331/3 Lincoln, Lincolnshire  
  Lisseman (Bingham) 24        
Collins James 23 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
  Louisa 22        
  Alfred inf        
Cormick John 34 Farm Servant ? 318/3 Tipperary  
  Ellen 37        
  John 14        
  Thomas 12        
  Margaret 5        
  James 1       died at sea
Cullen Alexander 26 Agr. Labourer 354/1 Lanark  
  Isabella 26        
  Daniel 1        
Dennison John 25 Farm Servant - Orkney  
  Mary 24        
Dew James 19 Farm Labourer 401/3 Wilts.  
  Fanny (Duling) 18       (Dunning)
Feltham Joseph 22 Farm Labourer 491/1 Wilts.  
  Matilda 23        
  Elizabeth 1        
Felstead Thomas 34 Farm Servant ? 491/1 Herts.  
  Elizabeth 34        
  Alfred 7        
  Ambrose 4        
Gay Isaac 33 Farm Labourer 553/3 Bradford on Avon,
  Caroline (Lane) 29 ?        
  Henry 7        
  George 1       died at sea
Guest Thomas 38 Farm Labourer 627/3 Tipperary  
  Jane 38        
  William 7        
  James 5        
  Thomas 3        
Hailstone George 36 Farm Labourer 640/1 Wilts.  
  Harriet 36        
  Charles 15 Farm Labourer      
  Elizabeth 11        
  Fanny 7        
  Verity 4        
  Frank 2        
Harris James 36 Farm Labourer 677/3 Wilts.  
  Lucy 23        
  Elizabeth inf       died at sea
Harris John 23 Miner 677/3 Cornwall  
  Elizabeth (Thomas) 22        
  John 1        
Harvey Paul 27 Miner 691/1 Cornwall  
  Emma 23        
Hasler Joseph 23 Farm Servant 693/3 Braintree, Essex to Victoria
  Mary (Hardy) 23        
  Sarah A. inf        
Heddle John 36 Farm Servant 710/1 Orkney  
  Margaret 36        
  Janet 14 Servant      
  John 12        
  James 9        
  Margaret 6        
Hiscock James 28 Farm Labourer 746/1 Wilts.  
  Eliza 24        
Hodgkins Henry 38 Farm Labourer 754/2 Tipperary  
  Margaret 34        
  Ellen 22        
Kennedy Mary 13       with Hodgkins family group
Hudd Henry 32 Farm Labourer 788/3 Wilts.  
  Sarah (Giddings) 34        
  Elizabeth 10        
  William 8        
  James 6        
Hynes Thomas 28 Agr. Labourer 807/3 Clare, Ire.  
  Honora 32        
  Bridget 4        
  Thomas 2        
Irvine Thomas 29 Agr. Labourer 814/2 Orkney  
  Mary (Irvine) 29        
  Thomas 1        
  Mary 1       died at sea
Jennings Joseph 26 Miner 840/3 Cornwall  
  Alice 22        
Johnson Jacob 35 Agr. Labourer 849/2 Nottingham  
  Eliza (Searcy) 30        
  Ann 6        
  Frederick 3        
  Thomas 1        
Johnson Thomas 26 Agr. Labourer 851/1 Herts.  
  Ann 27        
  Frederick 4        
  John 2        
  Susan inf        
Jordan John 26 Agr. Labourer - Clare, Ire.  
  Honora 22        
  Mary inf        
Lampiel John 42 Agr. Labourer - Suffolk  
  Elizabeth 40        
  William 17        
  Mary A. 15        
  Elijah 13        
  Henry 9        
  Charles 7        
  Harriet 5        
  John 1        
Leonard Bryan 22 Agr. Labourer - Westmeath  
  Mary 23        
Liddiard Henry 29 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
  Leah 32        
  Ralph 7        
  Louisa 2        
Liddicoat John 20 Miner 970/1 Cornwall  
  Gertrude (Hawken) 18        
Lock Henry 40 Agr. Labourer 981/1 Dorset  
  Hannah 41        
  William 18 Farm Labourer      
  Harriet 16 Servant      
  Mary 14 Servant      
  John 11        
  Elizabeth 8        
  Edith 3        
Marshall James 33 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
  Mary 34        
Matthews James 44 Bricklayer 1038/3 Wilts.  
  Sarah (Boulter) 44        
  William 18 Bricklayer      
  Mary 16 Servant      
  Sarah 14 Servant      
  George 10        
  Elizabeth 8        
McDonald Charles 27 Agr. Labourer 1059/1 Ayr  
  Jane (Arthur) 25        
  Alexander 3        
  William inf        
McKenzie Hector 35 Agr. Labourer 1073/3 York  
  Margaret 32        
  Margaret inf        
Middleton George 37 Farm Labourer 1103/3 Wilts.  
  Ann (Johnson) 32        
  Johnson 13        
  Harriet 11        
  Joseph 9        
  George William 7        
  Sarah 6        
  Alice 1        
Noonan John 38 Farm Servant 1193/2 Clare, Ireland  
  Cathe. (Cummins) 33        
  Michael 17 Farm Servant      
  Mary 15 Farm Servant      
  John 13        
  Margaret 11        
O'Connor John 38 Farm Servant 1207/1 Cork, Ireland  
  Johanne 35        
  Thomas 16 Farm Servant      
  James 14 Farm Servant      
  John 8        
  Cath. 1        
Panter Joseph 27 Miner - Cornwall  
  Mary 29        
  James 14        
  Cassandra 2        
  William inf        
Pierce William 40 Farm Labourer 1283/2 Wilts.  
  ? Kesial 38        
  Elizabeth 13        
  George 11        
  Ellen 5        
  Jane 1        
Reid John 29 Agr. Labourer - Orkney  
  Anne 21        
Ryan Anthony 38 Farm Servant 1408/2 Tipperary died at sea
  Bridget 27        
  Jane 14 Servant      
  John 4        
  Eliza 1        
Smith Stephen 35 Farm Labourer 1510/2 Mildenhall, Wiltshire  
  Dinah (Waite) 28        
  Elizabeth 5        
  Sarah 3        
  Anne 1        
Stagg John 29 Farm Labourer 1531/1 Wilts.  
  Elizabeth (Self) 29        
  Henry 4        
Thomas William 24 Miner - Cornwall  
  Mary 21        
  Elizabeth 1        
Trevena Thomas 24 Miner - Cornwall  
  Mary 26        
Trimmell William 26 Wheelwright - Wilts.  
  Ellen 30        
  Joseph 1       died at sea
Turner Charles 23 Farm Labourer - Shalbourne, Wiltshire  
  Ann (Meadham) 30        
Meadham Ellen 2       daughter of Ann.
Walls Thomas 36 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
  Rachel 33        
  Henry 10        
William Thomas 32 Farm Labourer 1721/2 Wilts.  
  Maria 36        
  Eleanor 7        
  Ann 4        
  Alfred inf        
Williamson Alexander 32 Agr. Labourer - Orkney  
  Mary 28        
  James 1        
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Abbott Samuel 21 Farm Servant 2/3 Queens Co. Ire.  
Abbott James 27 Farm Servant 2/1 Queens Co. Ire.  
Arney William 21 Farm Labourer 37/3 Wilts.  
Baker John 21 Farm Labourer 61/2 Wilts.  
Beck John 21 Shepherd - Bucks.  
Blizzard Alfred 20 Farm Labourer 133/2 Wilts.  
Brown Elijah 28 Farm Labourer 186/2 Wilts.  
Burfitt Samuel 26 Farm Labourer 203/2 Wilts.  
Button Isaac 23 Agr. Labourer 218/2 Essex  
Carrig Henry 31 Farm Labourer - Clare, Ire.  
Chamberlain William 19 Farm Labourer ? 254/2 Ramsbury, Wiltshire brother of David
Chapman Cain 18 Waggoner 258/3 Kent  
Colborne Joseph 18 Carpenter 295/1 Middlesex  
Cook James 24 Farm Servany - Perth, Sct.  
Cox William 24 Farm Labourer 334/2 Wilts.  
Davis David 34 Farm Labourer 380/3 Wilts.  
Davoren Oliver 20 Farm Labourer 384/2 Clare, Ire.  
Dunne(s) James 23 Farm Labourer - Queens Co. Ire.  
Fausten William 25 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
Fisher Henry James 21 Farm Labourer - Martin, Wiltshire  
Fishlock James 21 Farm Labourer 504/1 Wilts.  
Fruen Elisja (Elijah) 23 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
Gale John 19 Farm Labourer 542/3 Manningford,
Gale William Henry J. 20 Farm Labourer 543/2  
Goodman Samuel 21 Farm Servant 590/2 Leicester  
Guest Thomas 27 Farm Labourer 627/3 Tipperary  
Harris William 28 Miner 681/1 Cornwall  
Harrison William 18 Farm Servant - Lincoln  
Hiscock James 20 Farm Labourer 746/1 Wilts.  
Larkey Patrick 22 Agr. Labourer 954/3 Cavan, Ire.  
Loller James 23 Farm Servant - Somerset  
Madden William 26 Farm Servant - Tipperary  
Maddick Thomas 19 Farm Labourer 998/1 Wilts.  
McKenzie John 23 Agr. Labourer - Aberdeen  
Moore Arthur 22 Agr. Labourer - Essex  
Muleahy Pat. 18 Farm Servant - Tipperary  
Nash George 19 Farm Labourer 1165/2 Wilts.  
Newman John 27 Bricklayer 1178/3 Wilts.  
Phillips Ambrose 21 Farm Labourer 1278/2 Wilts.  
Poole William 22 Agr. Labourer 1299/1 Lincoln  
Poole Arthur 20 Agr. Labourer 1297/3 Lincoln  
Porter John 25 Agr. Labourer 1301/1 Essex  
Poulton Thomas 18 Farm Labourer 1303/3 Wilts.  
Preston Benjamin 21 Agr. Labourer ?1308/3 Suffolk  
Price Richard 21 Agr. Labourer - Westmeath  
Rich Benjamin 25 Agr. Labourer 1348/3 Bucks.  
Robertson John 37 Agr. Labourer 1368/2 Orkney  
Robinson Charles 20 Agr. Labourer 1370/2 Suffolk  
Rogers Frederick 30 Farm Labourer 1378/1 Wilts.  
Rowland Edward 24 Agr. Labourer 1370/2 Kent  
Sinclair William 28 Agr. Labourer 1493/1 Caithness  
Smith Ralph 23 Farm Servant - Tipperary  
Stagg William 28 Farm Labourer 1531/1 Wilts.  
Stagg Thomas 24 Farm Labourer 1531/1 Wilts.  
Stewart Francis 31 Farm Servant 1548/2 Antrim, Ire.  
Stroud William 27 Farm Labourer 1559/2 Shalbourne, Wiltshire  
Tyler George 22 Farm Labourer 1634/3 Wilts.  
Tyrrell James 19 Agr. Labourer - Essex  
Vincent William 19 Agr. Labourer 1649/1 Leicester  
Wallis James 18 Agr. Labourer 1665/2 Bucks.  
Webb John 18 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
Welbourne Elijah 25 Agr. Labourer - Leicester  
Weston James 25 Farm Labourer - Wilts.  
White Daniel 18 Farm Labourer - Shalbourne, Wiltshire  
Single Women
Mary A. 23 Dom. Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Cowyn Biddy 19 Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Cullen Elizabeth 26 Servant   Queens Co. Ire.  
Davis Hester 19 Servant   Wilts.  
Davoren Biddy 26 Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Davoren Eleanor 24 Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Davoren Margaret 18 Servant   Clare, Ire.  
Dawson Marion 20 Farm Servant   Edinburgh  
Holly Ellen 21 Servant   Wilts.  
Macready Mary 29 Dom Servant   Aberdeen  
Macready Jane 24 Dom. Servant   Aberdeen  
Madden Jane 22 Servant   Tipperary  
Mitchell Mary 33 Dom. Servant   Wilts.  
Price Elizabeth 19 Servant   Westmeath  
Ryan Cathy 23 Farm Servant   Tipperary  
Saunders Rosella 31 Servant   Bucks.  
Serivener Fanny 26 Dom. Servant   Middlesex Scrivener ?
Serivener Isabella 18 Dom. Servant   Middlesex Scrivener ?
Skinner Sarah 40 widow   Middlesex  
Stephen Hannah 19 Dom. Servant   Aberdeen  
Stewart Mary 38 Farm Servant   Antrim, Ire.  
Stricklain Maria 16 Servant   Wilts.  
Trewartha Sally 21 Servant   Cornwall  
Tuite Cathe. 20 Laundress   Queens Co. Ire.  
Wilson ? Nemyss 22 Domestic Servant   Edinburgh Wemyss ?
Wilson Euphemia 27 Domestic Servant   Midlothian  
Work Margaret 21 Domestic Servant   Orkney  

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 (formely ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; The South Australian Government Gazette; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference number for further research)

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