Ship Details

Rig

Emigrant ship

Built

1863

Built In

Tonnage

1138

Built By

Dimensions

193.0 x 36.2 x 23.8

Demise

Dunbar & Co., reg. London.

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Horace James Alumbagh Caselton [my 5th cousin 3x removed], born on board HMS Alumbagh on passage to New Zealand in 1875.

Henry Norgrove & wife Mary Ann nee Morris, from Glympton, Oxfordshire boarded the Alumbagh on 8 May 1875. Their 13 month old daughter Gertrude was one of 16 passengers who died on the voyage. In all 13 of the deaths were infants, mostly of measles and complications (diarrhoea and bronchitis). Source: UK register of Births, Deaths and Marriages at Sea.

Henry Norgrove & wife Mary Ann nee Morris, from Glympton, Oxfordshire boarded the Alumbagh on 8 May 1875. Their 13 month old daughter Gertrude was one of 16 passengers who died on the voyage. In all 13 of the deaths were infants, mostly of measles and complications (diarrhoea and bronchitis). Source: UK register of Births, Deaths and Marriages at Sea.

My Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Caselton was the brother of William Charles Caselton, whos son, Horace James Alumbagh Caselton was born aboard the ship Alumbagh on route to New Zealand in 1875.

1875 'Alumbagh' London/09 May 1875 - Auckland/17 August 1875 from passenger List: Bailey, E 36, Eliza 31, Albert 7, Edith 5, Frank 3, Jessie 2, Leonard 1 'Edward 'Ted' and Eliza were my 2nd great grandparents, their daughter Edith/age 5 was my great grandmother The family emigrated mainly on account of Ted Bailey's health. He was an engine cleaner by trade and after having Rheumatic Fever, he was left with asthmatic heart trouble, so was advised by his doctor to leave England. They arrived on 17 August 1875, a sea voyage of over three months with five children, under the age of 7 with the youngest, Leonard just 8 months old at the start of their journey. [Also, according to a news report; 14 children and 2 adults died of measles and diarrhea during the voyage so that must have been a real worry for the parents.] -They would have been very happy to step ashore!

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