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Abberton

Ship No 28

Henry Shuttleworth, H.E.I.C.S. Commander, left Portsmouth 9 January 1837, arrived at Cape Town 29 March 1837 - 24 males.

[Listed in this order - Apprentice, Master, in what capacity to Master]

Master South African List are marked ✔

  • Berry, George - Wm. F. Versfeld as a farm servant. ✔
  • Buck, Charles Sam. - J.J. Marais as a farm servant. ✔
  • Cook, Thomas - C.F. Beyers as a farm servant. ✔
  • Cowling, Wm. - C.F. Beyers as a farm servant. ✔
  • Fox, Charles James - J.D. Groenewald as a farm servant. ✔
  • Griffin, Francis - J.J. Marais as a farm servant. ✔
  • Jines, William - A.L. Neethling as a farm servant. ✔
  • Keeley, Richard - J.A.D. Groenewald as a farm servant. ✔
  • Mack, Henry - Peter Marais as a farm servant. ✔
  • McCoy, Michael - C.J. Groenewald as a farm servant. ✔
  • McCoy, Peter - C.J. Groenewald as a farm servant. ✔
  • Mullings, Hy. - A.L. Neethling as a farm servant. ✔
  • Nichols, Wm. - P.V. van den Byl as a farm servant. ✔
  • Playsted, John H. - P.C. Groenewald as a house servant. ✔
  • Polack, Morris - C.M. Zascron as a house servant. ✔
  • Read, Arthur J. - C.F. Beyers as a farm servant. ✔
  • Sergeant, John J. - P.V. van den Byl as a farm servant. ✔
  • Stephens, Hy. Geo. - Rev. J.C. Lafibre Moorrees as a house servant. ✔
  • Stout, James - P.V. van den Byl as a farm servant. ✔
  • Stubbs, Edw. - Peter Marais as a farm servant. ✔
  • Whitehead, Robert - J.J. Marais as a farm servant. ✔
  • Willmot, John - J.A.D. Groenewald as a farm servant. ✔

Source:- CFS 8th annual report, 1838.

Note:- The embarkation return shows that 24 boys came out on the "Abberton". The list above contains the names of 23 boys. The names of the other boy is not known. Presumedly he wasn't apprenticed at the time the return was made and hence were omitted from the list.

Main Reference The Children's Friend Society - Juvenile Emigrants to Western Australia, South Africa and Canada 1834 - 1842 by Geoff Blackburn. This book can be obtained from Access Press, P.O. Box 132, Northbridge, Western Australia.

Reference - http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2001-05/0990088547

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