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British Ships to South Africa in the 1800's - Emily

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  • Henry Shuttleworth (1825 - 1906)
    HENRY SHUTTLEWORTH , who was a Natal Byrne Settler. The parents of Henry (Joseph and Mary) lived in Great Packington, Warwickshire, where his father was a farmer and carpenter.Henry married Eleanor But...

British Ships to South Africa in the 1800's - Emily

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Emily 580 tons


  • Arrived 10 October 1850

ARRIVAL OF THE EMILY Natal Witness October 10 1850

The Emily, 580 tons, under Captain WILSON, reached Natal in 77 days despite her age and condition. There were reports that she was rat-infested. She carried 177 passengers and arrived at the port on 10 October 1850. Their adventure was not yet over, for while the vessel was in the roads a sudden storm caused her to part her anchors and be in danger of driving on to the beach. The timely intervention of MORELAND, Byrne's agent, resulted in the passengers and their possessions being removed from the ship during a lull in the storm.

Several Wesleyans came out on the Emily, and other emigrants included Henry SHUTTLEWORTH and his family and Mark MCKEN who would later found the Durban Botanic Gardens. Among the Cabin Passengers was John METHLEY, with his sister and brother-in-law, the PARKINSONS.

LIST OF EMIGRANTS AND PASSENGERS Per Emily, Captain Willson, from London. Sailed from Gravesend on the 17th July 1850, and from Plymouth 23rd July. Cast anchor outside the Bar on Thursday, the 10th instant. John Moreland, Agent.

  • Henry Arnold, Joiner, and family
  • Henry Adams, labourer
  • John Adams, teacher, and family
  • Joseph Adlam, and family
  • George Boiles, labourer, and family
  • Richard Bodier, bricklayer
  • John Benge, farmer
  • Charles Braithwaite, blacksmith
  • Helen Baker
  • Neptune Blood, farmer.
  • Thomas Chapman, baker
  • Benjamin Carr, carpenter
  • Robert Coleman, farmer
  • John Charteris, farmer
  • Andrew Chisholm, farmer, and Alexr.
  • Fred Dawson, gardener
  • William Delmore, shoemaker
  • George Felton, plumber and glazier
  • James Felton, currier
  • John Gillett, agricultural labourer
  • Alfred Ginger, agricultural labourer
  • Samuel Goldston, agricultural implement maker
  • Edward Hawding, labourer
  • John Hunt, millwright, and family
  • John Hendly, painter and glazier
  • John Hurst, carpenter
  • William Harman, gardener
  • Charles Handley, labourer
  • Robert Jones, farmer, and family
  • John Kruse, engineer
  • Frederick Leadley, woodman
  • George Lavender, shoemaker, and family
  • Neil J McKechnie, farmer, and Elizabeth
  • John Martin, farmer, and family
  • John Machell
  • Daniel MacPherson, carpener
  • George Marriott, farmer
  • John Methley, farmer
  • Mark McKen, agriculturist
  • Byron Munro, agriculturist, and family
  • John Nash, farmer
  • William Pridham, agriculturist
  • Lawrence Pridham, agriculturist
  • James Richardson, gardener
  • Frederick Reid, painter
  • Henry Redman, baker, and family
  • James Suddaby, farmer
  • Henry Small, agriculturist
  • George Smith, farmer
  • Edward Smith, farmer
  • Henry Shuttleworth, gardener, and family
  • Augustus Schrieber, carpenter
  • William Skinner, labourer, and Charlotte
  • Robert Styles, labourer
  • James Tedder, labourer
  • John Tomlinson, agriculturist
  • Jonah Thompson, grazier, and family
  • John Troy, farmer, and Anastasia
  • Wm Weir, mason
  • Samuel Willis, builder, and family
  • James Willis, carpenter
  • John Wood, labourer, and family
  • James Wray, wheelwright, and family


  • George Adams, agriculturist, and family
  • William Adams, blacksmith, and John
  • John Andrews, smith and farrier, and family
  • Wm Colley, builder
  • Henry Dixon, farmer, and family
  • John Edgar, agricullturist, and family
  • Robert Grosvenor, agriculturist, and James
  • James Greenwaway, agriculturist, and Clara
  • Charles Goodwin, wheelwright
  • James Hallett, agriculturist
  • Henry Hussey, agriculturist, and Sophia
  • Charles Linfel
  • William Newling, painter and glazier
  • Arthur Sharp, farmer
  • Mary Smart
  • Thomas Watkins, builder, and family
  • Rhoda Willan
  • Rev Mr Dickson, chaplain
  • Wilcox, Esq., Surgeon-Superintendent.