17/12/1844 - 04/04/1845

Ship Summary




Depart Date

Monday, December 16, 1844


Arrive Date

Thursday, April 3, 1845

Journey Notes

Via Plymouth (21 Dec) with 6 cabin passengers & 119 emigrants, the first emigrant ship since Dec.1840. Left port (20 May) to complete loading outside. Departing (13/15 June) for Cape Town (19 - 23 Aug), the Downs (22 Oct) & London. Yesterday the town was made all alive by the announcement of the arrival of the Isabella Watson from England with a cargo of emigrants. This may be easily accounted for; the Isabella Watson being the first ship from England with emigrants since December, 1840; that being the date at which the Commissioners first discovered that all their funds were exhausted. The Isabella Watson left London on the 17th of December, and Plymouth on the 21st, and made the run round the Cape in forty two days. But for the contrary winds, with which she has since had to contend, the captain calculates, that he should have been here three weeks ago. She brings one hundred and nineteen Commissioners’ emigrants, chiefly from Devon and Cornwell, and a general cargo, but with the greater portion of the latter, she proceeds to Port Phillip, if not chartered here for England. Besides the emigrants on board, she has five passengers, but of these, only three remain in Adelaide. The voyage has been a pleasant one, and all on board are well. Register 5/4/1845. Search the passengers below. View the original passenger list at https://archives.sa.gov.au/finding-information/discover-our-collection/migration-and-crew/passenger-lists-1845-1940



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