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Thomas Snooks (12)

Ship No. 12.

Departed Gravesend 10 April 1834 and arrived at Cape Town 26 June 1834. Captain Plummer. Matron - Grace Jane Riggs nee Emeigh. See her children below

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

Master South African List are marked ✔

  • Elizabeth Dawley as a House servant to John Barry ✔
  • Eleanor Evans as a House servant to Lt.Col. Peddie ✔
  • Elizabeth Evans as a House servant to Rev.G. Hough ✔
  • James Evans as a House servant to J.Blore ✔
  • John Evans as a House servant to Rev.G.Hough ✔
  • Mary Evans
  • Jane Fairfield as a House servant to T.Matthew ✔
  • Mary MacCormack"' ✔
  • Ellen Newbury as a House servant to H.E. Rutherford ✔
  • Henry Powell as a House servant to Laing. M.D.✔
  • Martha Powell as a House servant to J.Fairbairn ✔
  • brother of Martha (Powell?)
  • Grace Jane Riggs as a House servant to Rev. B.Shaw ✔
  • Harriet Riggs as a House servant to J.Calf ✔
  • John Riggs as a House servant to George Lt.Col. Craigie ✔
  • Mary Anne Riggs
  • Sarah Riggs as a House servant to Capt. C.J.Selwyn ✔
  • Mary Anne Stewart as a House servant to Capt. C.J.Selwyn ✔

Note:- There are four boys and eleven girls mentioned on the list contained within the CFS 5th anual report, although the embarkation report lists four boys and twelve girls. The missing girl is probably Sarah Riggs, who as Martha Powell states in her letter, (In the Geoff Blackburn publication p211-212) was in the same place as Mary Ann Stewart. According to the CFS 4th Annual Report, " ... all (the Riggs family) went out together".

Reference http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2001-05/0991041809

Additional 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.

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