Beejapore passenger list #1: Samuel and Robert Gouldsborough
Passenger list from the hapless voyage of immiseration and death:
Samuel Gouldsborough. Robert (son) died on voyage.
His first wife, Margaret died at the Nth. Head Quarantine Station whre she is buried. Physical location of burial plot is now unknown other than being in “The First Burial Ground” which was in use until the latter part of 1853. Headstones and markers were removed to a less visible location away from the sight of arriving quarantine internees (the remains of interred were not exhumed and relocated).
Journal of a voyage to Sydney New South Wales in the ship “Beejapore”
Captain. S L (or Jno. L.?) McLay
Dep. Liverpool Oct 12 1852, arrived at Sydney Heads Jan 5 1853.
Passage 84 days 22 hours mean time.
[by] W. Usherwood Sydney NSW
ML B784 CY 1117 held by State Library NSW.
“Not having alluded to the deaths from time to time as they occurred I will now mention that since leaving England up to this time we have had 56, all infants and young children, with one exception, viz. a country lad named Rowarth who died from apoplexy – he was about 15 a very sleepy looking customer, and blessed with an enormous appetite to which I think in some measure may be attributed his death – as far as we can humanly speak. – There have also been 10 births on board, some of which children died, and are include in the above number”
The Goldsborough Family in Australia
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