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

barque Rajah, 332 tons, Captain Charles Ferguson, from London 30th August 1848 / Plymouth 9th September 1848, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 6th January 1849

The London Times July 18, 1848

FOR PORT ADELAIDE, (South Australia,) a regular trader, will meet with great despatch, the fine, fast sailing British-built ship RAJAH, A 1, burden 500 tons, CHARLES FERGUSON, Commander; lying in the London Docks. This ship has a full poop with great height between decks, and affords superior accommodation for cabin, intermediate, and steerage passengers. The dietaries will be upon the more liberal scale, and every attention paid to ensure comfort. For freight or passage apply to Messrs. E.I. Wheeler and Co., colonial agents, Winchester House, Old Broad-street; or to Devitt and Moore, 9 Butter-street.

South Australian Register Wednesday 10th January 1849

Saturday January 6th, 1849:- the barque Rajah, 332 tons, Ferguson, Master, from London and Plymouth.
Passengers: Rev. John M. Strongman (Independent Minister) and Mrs. Strongman, William Rayne Esq., Mrs. Rayne and two children ; John Shrewdwick Esq. and John Day Esq., surgeon-superintendent, in the cabin, and 200 government emigrants in the steerage. . . . — 1a ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1849 ; —?— births and —?— deaths on the passage, John Day Esq., surgeon-superintendent. — many emigrants from Cornwall

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 in italics

note: this passenger list is very minimal in its content, so we would welcome additional input from family researchers, who have family on this ship. Please email information to . . . thanks

Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Batton John Luke 44 - - Cornwall  
  Constance (Peters) 36        
  five unnamed children accompanying John & Constance, consisting of either ; Elizabeth Jane, 15 ; Matthew Peters, 12 ; Edwin Mark, 11 ; William Henry, 9 ; Eliza Ann, 6 ; John Luke, 4 ; Ellen Louisa Constance, 2. Two of these children embarked on the barque John Woodhall, with their grandmother, Grace Peters. John Woodhall departed London Sept. 6th, Plymouth Sept. 14th 1848 and arrived at Adelaide 17th January 1849.
Bickley John 26 Stonemason 123/2 England  
  Harriet (Stanning) 29        
  William Henry 2        
Burgan Thomas 40 - 204/2    
  Sarah (Thomas) 43        
  Maria n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Ellis Thomas n/a - -    
  Jane (Merryfield) n/a        
  Elizabeth Jane inf        
Foster Amos 26 - 521/2    
  Sarah Ann 23        
George John n/a - 558/2    
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Griffin Richard n/a - -    
  Elizabeth n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Harvey Stephen n/a - 691/3    
  Mary (Thomas) 7        
Hawke Richard 22 - - Liskeard, Cornwall ancestors of Prime Minister Robert (Bob) Hawke
  Grace Bowden (Pearce) 19       daughter of William and Susan Pearce, below
Holden William n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Holman Thomas 21 - - Cornwall  
  Esther Anne (Tregoning) 19        
  Elizabeth Ann inf       born at sea
Hoskyn Samuel n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
Jacka William 51 Blacksmith - Gwennap, Cornwall  
  Catherine (Whitburn) 48       2nd wife
  Anna 26        
  Margaret 24        
  William 21        
  Elizabeth 20        
  Eliza 18        
  Walter 17        
  Catherine 15        
  Joseph 12        
  Samuel 10        
  William's first wife and the mother of the children, Mary (Bray), died in Cornwall in 1846 ; ages are estimated from dates of baptism records.
Jones James 25 - -    
  Fanny (Betteredge) 21        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Merryfield James n/a        
  wife n/a        
Moses John n/a        
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Nott John n/a - 1196/3    
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Pearce William n/a - 1257/2 Liskeard, Cornwall with family | 1841 census, age 40
  Susan (Bowden) n/a       1841 census, age 35
  Ann Bowden n/a       1841 census, age 6
  Jane n/a       1841 census, age 4
  Lydia n/a       1841 census, age 10 months
  child n/a        
            probably a son "born at sea," John Bowden
Riddle / Roddle James n/a - -    
  Elizabeth n/a        
Robbins George n/a - -    
  Mary n/a        
  A.M. n/a        
  Phoebe n/a        
Rodda Stephen n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
Rull Charles n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
Scoble Uriah n/a - -    
  Mary Ann n/a child      
  Jane n/a child      
Spargo Peter n/a - -    
  Jane n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Thomas Elijah n/a - -   single parent
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Tonkin Mark n/a - 1611/1    
Trenoweth John 24 Sawyer 1620/3 St. Buryan, Cornwall  
  Grace (Thomas) 21        
  Other members of John’s family followed him to SA at a later time, including his parents, William and Phyllis (née Hutchens) [Lady McDonald 1855]. The family was from St Buryan. John was killed by a falling tree at Woodside, in the Adelaide Hills, in 1855.
Trevan John 40 Miner - Cornwall  
  Sarah (Williams) 44       Sally
  Thomas 15        
  Jane 14        
  John Williams 12        
  William Henry 9        
  Joel Henry Carew 5        
  Richard 3        
Webb Richard n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Williams John n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
  child n/a        
  child n/a        
Williams William n/a - -    
  wife n/a        
Names Age Occupation B-index Birthplace Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & children
Baxter Robert Samuel n/a        
Brooks Stephen n/a        
Collins John n/a        
Cushion Daniel n/a        
Fitzgerald William n/a        
Fickess Edward n/a        
Heathen John n/a        
Holland Richard n/a        
Jackaway Enoch n/a        
Morms / Moses Charles n/a        
Nagh Thomas n/a        
Nott Thomas n/a       with parents
Osborn Samuel n/a        
Phillips Hugh n/a        
Phillips James n/a        
Roak John n/a        
Robbins John n/a        
Shugley Thomas n/a        
Spargo Charles n/a        
Spargo John n/a        
Spargo William n/a        
Symons Richard n/a        
Symons William n/a        
Thomas William n/a        
Thomas William Henry n/a        
Thomson John n/a        
Webb John L. n/a        
White Robert n/a        
Whittle Thomas L. n/a        
Williams John n/a        
Single Women & children
Bates Matilda n/a        
Bennett Elizabeth n/a        
Bowles Charlotte n/a        
Crispin Elizabeth n/a        
Fickess Martha n/a        
Fickess Mary n/a        
Fox Caroline n/a        
Hughes Heather n/a        
Hunt Ann n/a        
Jenkins Mary n/a        
Job Harriett n/a        
Macdowell Mary n/a        
Macdowell Sarah n/a        
McGuire Margaret n/a        
Matthew Selina n/a        
Moses Ann n/a        
Moses Mary n/a        
Moses Phillipa n/a        
Pearce Elizabeth n/a     Liskeard, Cornwall with parents | 1841 census, age 10
Pearce Mary n/a     with parents | 1841 census, age 8
Phillips Mary n/a        
Phillips Mary n/a        
Phillips Maria n/a        
Robbins Jesse n/a        
Robbins Maria n/a        
Robbins Mary Ann n/a        
Rowling Agnes n/a        
Seabridge Jesse n/a        
Spargo Elizabeth n/a        
Symons Grace n/a        
Symons Elizabeth n/a        
Ward Elizabeth n/a        
Webb Mary Ann n/a        
Whitburn Caroline n/a        
Whitburn Mary n/a        
Whittle Huriah n/a        
Whittle Silvia n/a        
Whittle Uriah n/a        
Williams Martha n/a        

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; South Australian Register; 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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