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"David Scott" (Female Emigration) - arrived Australia 25 October 1834

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This project is to capture all the people who arrived in Sydney on board the "David Scott" on 25 October 1834

Female migration to Australia commenced under the Emigration Commission of 1831-1832. The Commissioners assisted hundreds of women to migrate and in 1832 despatched two ships whose only passengers were female emigrants: the Red Rover from Cork to Sydney and the Princess Royal from London to Hobart. The work of the Emigration Commission is described in Liz's book Fair Game: Australia's first immigrant women, written with Perry McIntyre.

When the Emigration Commission was disbanded, the Committee for Promoting the Emigration of Single Women, which became known as the London Emigration Committee, was formed. The Committee embarked 14 female emigrant ships in the years 1833-1836. Ten of these ships sailed from England to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, and four from Ireland to Sydney. Of the 4000 people who travelled in these ships, approximately 2700 were single women.


http://www.familyorigins.net/pages1/pjdunne1.htm

A tragedy with even worse repercussions struck John Marshall's ship David Scott, which was filled with 350 emigrants at Gravesend in 1834 and departed under the most favourable auspices. Samples of the ship's bread, beef and pork were served out to members of the Emigration Committee, and 'several noblemen and gentlemen, visitors, who witnessed the embarkation, pronounced the food excellent.' The same report noted that a Mrs Hill had taken an invalid child aboard with her. This was possibly the cause of a measles epidemic which soon spread through the ship. When it arrived in Sydney on 25 October 1834, many of the children on board had died from the bronicho-pneumonia which usually followed measles in those days. Australia's first recorded measles epidemic spread rapidly through Sydney and Hobart, and was almost certainly transmitted by a whaling vessel to New Zealand, where thousands of Maoris died from the disease.


http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2217450

1 November 1834

FEMALE EMIGRANTS BY THE DAVID SCOTT. A very respectable gentleman, who visited the Bazaar on Thursday last, says, " I instituted a very careful enquiry as to their general character and conduct during the voyage, and, as far as were possible, before their embarkation; and I feel it my duty to state thus publicly, that in regard to the great majority, the result was entirely satisfactory. They are on the whole decidedly superior to any former arrival. The humbler class, consisting chiefly of household servants, appear to be virtuous and industrious girls. The cabin passengers are young ladies of education, many of them of truly respectable, though reduced families. They are well calculated for the situations of governess or lady's companion. Having no sinister interest to serve. I beg most sincerely to recommend these interesting young emigrants the immediate notice of families requiring their services." We are truly glad to hear this, although the statement is somewhat at variance with others which have reached us


  • Lieut Sampson Marshall & Mrs Marshall + 6 children
  • Joseph Docker - Surgeon + Mrs Docker + 1 child
  • Richard King + Mrs King + 5 children (brother-in-law of Lieutenant Sampson Marshall)
  • Thomas BIRKBY - born 1804 in Yorkshire, Innkeeper. Spouse Mary Wareham, Arrived on David Scott 1834
  • Julia BROWNLEE - 24/12/1841 - Admitted to Newcastle goal from Maitland on a charge of larceny. Sent for trial.
  • Sarah MARTIN / alias Sarah EVANS 24/6/1850 Came free. Admitted to Newcastle from Cassilis on a charge of bigamy. Sent for trial

351 Free Settlers

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • Elizabeth Ames
  • Mary  Anderson 
  • Ann Atkins 
  • Elizabeth  Bains 
  • Sophia  Baker  - 12/7/1836 Servant - Born in Gibraltar. Admitted to Newcastle goal under sentence of six weeks labour
  • Mary Ann  Ballard 
  • Ann  Bandock 
  • Abigail  Bassingthwaite 
  • Mary Ann  Basten 
  • Elizabeth  Bean 
  • Ann  Bellamy 
  • Mary  Bellamy 
  • Elizabeth  Bow 
  • Elizabeth  Bowse 
  • Hannah  Brady 
  • Mary Ann  Brett 
  • Sarah  Brett 
  • Hannah  Brewer 
  • Mary Ann  Bridges 
  • Caroline  Brock 
  • Ann  Brown 
  • Charlotte  Brown 
  • Mary Ann Brown 
  • Ann  Bryan 
  • Elizabeth  Bryant 
  • Maria  Buckner 
  • Lydia  Bullock 
  • Anna  Burmston 
  • Frances  Cambridge 
  • Catherine  Cameron 
  • Julia  Carey 
  • Margaret  Carey 
  • Mary  Carmody 
  • Emma  Cayford 
  • Sarah  Christie 
  • Clarissa  Clarke 
  • Ann  Cleaves 
  • Maria  Clune 
  • Rebecca  Cogden 
  • Mary Ann  Collins 
  • Jane  Conway 
  • Mary Ann  Cooper 
  • Matilda  Cornfelt 
  • Kenzeah  Cox 
  • Mary  Coyle 
  • Sarah J  Crane 
  • Ann  Crely 
  • Catherine  Crely 
  • Charlotte Croaker 
  • Eliza A  Croaker 
  • Elizabeth  Croaker 
  • Martha  Croaker 
  • Mary  Croaker 
  • Ruth  Croaker 
  • Sarah  Croaker 
  • Caroline A Crofton 
  • Louisa E Crofton 
  • Marianne  Crofton 
  • Catherine  Crowley 
  • Rosetta  Cuthbert 
  • Margaret  Cutts 
  • Mary Ann  Dann 
  • Maria  Day 
  • Amelia  DeLaCroissette 
  • Ann  Denny 
  • Mary  Driscoll 
  • Charlotte  Dunstan 
  • Martha  Dwyer 
  • Clarissa  Eitinger 
  • Jane  Eyre 
  • Sophia  Eyre 
  • Sarah  Filbourne - 10/12/1839 - Edmond McGRATH age 23 arrived on Forth, application to marry Sarah FILBOURNE age 23
  • Matilda  Forby 
  • Charlotte M Fowles 
  • Elizabeth  Freeman 
  • Jane  Freeman 
  • Ann  Frost 
  • Louisa  Fuller 
  • Mary Ann  Garrard 
  • Anne G  Gibbons 
  • Catherine  Gibbons 
  • Ellen  Gibbons 
  • Geraldine  Gibbons 
  • Hannah  Gibbons 
  • Mary  Gibbons 
  • Prudence  Gibbs 
  • Amelia  Giles 
  • Harriet  Gobert 
  • Sarah A Gold 
  • Sarah H. Goodwin 
  • Ann  Graham

- 20/5/1836 Laudress from Co Mayo - Admitted to Newcastle gaol charged with murder. Forwarded to Supreme Court for trial on 22/6/1836. - 9/8/1836 Emigrant. Indicted for wilful murder of her newborn child. Case dismissed 

  • Elizabeth  Graham 
  • Caroline  Granger 
  • Susannah  Green 
  • Elizabeth  Guyer 
  • Elizabeth  Hains 
  • Hester  Hambrook 
  • Agnes  Hammond 
  • Lucy  Harding - 1834 wife of Thomas HOGAN
  • Susannah  Harding 

- 31/1/1842 Came Free. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Murrurundi. Sentenced to 5 months hard labour 3rd class factory as a common prostitute - 14/2/1843 Admitted to Newcastle goal from Murrundi. Sentenced to 3 months hard labour for being a common prostitute - 23/12/1843 Came free. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Murrurundi charged with being a vagrant and common prostitte. Sentenced to 90 days hard labour

  • Maria  Harmer 
  • Elizabeth  Harper 
  • Maria  Hawker 
  • Louisa A  Hawkins 
  • Rosetta Hawkins 
  • Louisa  Hawley 
  • Jane  Hay 
  • Mary Ann  Hayman 
  • Phoebe J.  Hayman 
  • Mary  Hayward 
  • Jane E Henley 
  • Sarah  Henshaw 
  • Elizabeth M Hill 
  • Jane  Hill 
  • Lydia H.  Hill 
  • Mary  Hogan 
  • Sarah  Holmes 
  • Harriett  Howard 
  • Elizabeth  Huckstep 
  • Ann  Hurley 
  • Frances Hurley 
  • Susannah  Hutchings 
  • Sarah  Isaacs 
  • Caroline  Isleton 
  • Eliza  Isleton 
  • Jane E  Jackson 
  • Margaret  Jackson 
  • Mary Ann  James 
  • Lydia  Jay 
  • Maria  Johnson 
  • Susannah  Johnson 
  • Harriett  Jones 
  • Isabella  Jones 
  • Mary Ann  Jones 
  • Catherine  Jones-Byrnes 
  • Elizabeth  Joyce 
  • Hannah P  Kightley 
  • Eliza  Knight 
  • Sarah  Knight 
  • Elizabeth E Knock 
  • Harriet  Koette 
  • Johanna  Koette 
  • Nicolene  Koette 
  • Isabella  Laing 
  • Diana R Lane 
  • Louisa  Lane 
  • Sarah  Lane 
  • Mary Ann  Lang 
  • Mary  Leech 
  • Isabella  LeFevre 
  • Mary Ann  Lewis 
  • Ann  Lincoln 
  • Mary Ann  Little 
  • Elizabeth  Lockwood 
  • Sarah A Loveless 
  • Matilda A  Lucas 
  • Eliza J Lynn 
  • Ruth  MacKenzie 
  • Mary  Macnamara 
  • Amelia  Marshall 
  • Caroline  Marshall 
  • Alice  Martin - Born 1805 South Wales. Spouse James WARE.
  • Hannah  Mayhew 
  • Lucy  McGaffin 
  • Mary  McManus 
  • Ann  Metcalfe 
  • Jane  Milbourne 
  • Phoebe  Mitchell 
  • Jannette  Mully 
  • Ann  Murphy 
  • Anna E  Murray 
  • Rachel Netto
  • Emma  Nicholson 
  • Mary Ann  Nicholson 
  • Phoebe  Nicholson 
  • Ellen  O'Brien 
  • Ellen  O'Hara 
  • Bridget  O'Leary 
  • Ann  Palmer 
  • Ann  Payne 
  • Jane  Payne 
  • Mary Ann  Payne 
  • Margaret  Perkins 
  • Lucy  Petty 
  • Mary  Pile 
  • Eliza  Plant 
  • Sarah  Pond 
  • Ann E Price  - 12/7/1836 - Anne PRICE - came free. born in Hampstead. Occupation dressmaker. Admitted to Newcastle gaol under sentence of one months labour
  • Phoebe  Price 
  • Charlotte  Prince 
  • Eliza  Prince 
  • Elizabeth  Prout 
  • Margaret  Pym 
  • Anna M Reardon 
  • Elizabeth  Roach 
  • Hannah  Rogers 
  • Mary Ann  Roper 
  • Ann  Salmons 
  • Jemima  Salmons 
  • Harriett  Salvage 
  • Sarah  Saunders 
  • Maria  Scammell 
  • Mary Ann  Scammell 
  • Selina  Scott 
  • Eliza  Shannahan 
  • Mary  Slater 
  • Catherine  Smith 
  • Emily  Smith 
  • Martha  Smith 
  • Mary Ann  Smith 
  • Harriett  Snook 
  • Anna  Tant 
  • Jane  Tapp 
  • Sarah A Tarr 
  • Isabella  Taylor 
  • Cecilia  Thompson-Hooper 
  • Esther  Tyerman 
  • Phoebe  Wainwright 
  • Ann  Walden 
  • Sophia  Walker - I believe she is the same Sophia Walker who married Robert Barnes on 27 Jul 1835; Robert was a convict who arrived aboard the ship Mariner then after serving his sentence, became a publican. Sophia gave birth to six children from 1835 to 1847 - Robert, Mary Ann, Henry, Sophia, Elizabeth and George William. I believe the burial registered as "Sophia Barns" in 1852 is this Sophia; she was listed as living in Phillip Street and was 38 years old.
  • Mary Ann  Watches 
  • Sarah  Weatherly 
  • Hannah  Webb 
  • Frances K Webber 
  • Harriett S Webber 
  • Mary  Weller 
  • Emma  Wells 
  • Maria  Wells 
  • Ann  Welsh 
  • Mary Ann  Weymouth 
  • Ann  Whiffen 
  • Mary Ann  White 
  • Mary Ann  White 
  • Sarah  Whitehouse 
  • Jane A  Whyte 
  • Sarah  Wilkins 
  • Sarah  Wilkinson 
  • Selina  Willey 
  • Mary Ann  Williams 
  • Sarah A  Willis 
  • Mary  Windle 
  • Lavinia  Winter 
  • Ann  Wood 
  • Martha  Wood 
  • Elizabeth  Wyllie 
  • Sarah  Wyllie 
  • Charlotte  Young 

28/10/1934 - Joseph BRADLEY (former chielf) and Frederick William HORNE (2nd officer) of the "David Scott" brought before the Magistrates by Captain OWEN charged with endeavouring to incite the crew to revolt on entry into the harbour.

The Monthly Review - Lang on Transportation and Colonization A few facts will serve to open the eyes of people of common understanding in England, as to the real character and tendency of the female emigration system. The David Scott, a female emigrant ship, chartered and loaded with merchandize on his own private account by Mr. John Marshall, agent of the London Board, arrived in Sydney about the beginning of November, 1834. Sixty of the females who formed part of her cargo were common prostitutes; forty of whom were so thoroughly vile, that my informant, a respectable free emigrant, who arrived in the colony as a cabin-passenger by that vessel, assured me, " he did not believe they could be matched in England." The captain's authority was accordingly set at defiance by the crew, and the vessel converted into a scene of the most abandoned licentiousness during the whole voyage. The ship Layton, which had arrived some time previous, had been similarly circumstanced; and the consequence was, that although a considerable number of reputable females emigrated by both vessels, many were ruined for ever, from the vile society into which they were thus thrown. The Canton, which arrived rather more than a year after the David Scott, was at first reported to have brought out a much better cargo: it was ascertained, however, that within three days after the females by that vessel were landed in Sydney, forty of them were regularly domiciled in houses of bad repute in the colonial capital.