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"Katherine Stewart Forbes" (Barque) - Colonists to South Australia in 1837

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The Katherine Stewart Forbes sailed from Gravesend on July 27th 1837, just a month after King William IV died on June 20th 1837. She arrived at Holdfast Bay on October 17th, 1837 under the command of Captain Alfred Fell. This 457 ton barque was built at Northfleet, Kent, in 1818. Two days after she arrived a public proclamation was made, on October 19th 1837, of the death of King William IV and the accession of Queen Victoria. This news was already three months old.

This is part of the Bound for South Australia - Ships Lists Portal Project

Some Passengers

  • Richard Hamilton (45) Vigneron, wife Anne Holmes (47), with children:
  • John and Jane Hillier and family
  • Elizabeth and George Evans and family



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