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"Duke of York" - Colonists to South Australia in 1836

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  • William Loose Beare, JP (1826 - 1910)
    William Loose Beare JP. Arrived: In South Australia Ship Duke of York 26th July 1836 Death: 16 July 1910 Glenelg aged 84 Years His, Wife Died at Glenelg 57 Years, His Daughter Died at Glenelg 51 ...
  • Lucy Ann Beare (1801 - 1837)
    Lucy Ann Loose England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 Birth: May 24 1801 Christening: June 7 1801 - St. James', Westminster, Middlesex, England Parents: William Loose, Elizabeth Referen...
  • Thomas Hudson Beare (1792 - 1861)
    Thomas Hudson Beare BEARE.— On the 7th November, at his residence, Myponga, Mr. Thomas Hudson Beare, aged 71 years, brother to Mrs. Samuel Stephens The deceased was the first storekeeper and general ...
  • Beare (1823 - 1824)
    Lucy Anne Beare Birth: Mar 1 1827 - England Death: Oct 12 1861 - Adelaide, SA Parents: Thomas Hudson Beare, Lucy Ann Beare Husband: Francis Duval, Thomas Howell Plummer Children: Lewis Duva...
  • Gertrude H Beare (1836 - 1842)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Oct 20 2017, 22:00:28 UTC

DUKE OF YORK from London with Captain Robert Clarke Morgan, arriving Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island July 27th, 1836 - 42 passengers


On January 2nd 1836, the S.A. Company was formed. The original directors being George F. Angas (chairman), Raikes Currie, MP, James Hyde, Charles Hindley, MP, Henry Kingscote, John Pirie, John Rundle, MP, Thomas Smith, James R. Todd and Henry Waymouth. Once formed the company turned its attention to practically every outlet for energy in connection with the development of the colony. As was to be expected by reason of its purchases the company snapped up many sites in the city which today are worth thousands of pounds.

The first of the South Australian Company's ships, the 110 ton schooner JOHN PIRIE, left England on February 22nd 1836. Two days later, on the 24th, the DUKE OF YORK left St Catherine's Docks, London, under Captain Morgan, having had to go back to dock in London twice for repairs after encountering fierce storms.

Some of the passengers

  • William Holmes Hamilton. His parents and siblings came out on the Katherine Stewart Forbes the next year. He returned to England and arrived back again on the Rachael in 1847 with new wife Charlotte Johnson Laker..


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