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"Schah Jehan" (Ship) - Colonists to South Australia in 1860

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The ship Schah Jehan from Plymouth, England to Port Adelaide, Australia 2 December 1860.

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Schah Jehan
Plymouth, England to Port Adelaide, Australia 

2 December 1860

PORT ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA 
The ship sailed from Plymouth, England on 23rd August 1860 and arrived at Port Adelaide, Australia 2nd December 1860. 
Please note: the passenger lists are only as accurate as the sources from which they were copied. This list was obtained from the Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. 
Columns represent: Passenger number, names of passengers, age of passengers, and occupation of passengers. 
  • 1 ANDREWS George Gardener
  • 2 ASHDOWN Edward Agricultural Labourer
  • 3 BACON Eleanor Servant
  • 4 BACON John Agricultural Labourer
  • 5 BARKER Margaret 27
  • 6 BARR Hugh Farmer
  • 7 BARR James Agricultural Labourer
  • 8 BARR Mary 16 Servant
  • 9 BARTON William Agricultural Labourer
  • 10 BENNETT Jane 18 House Maid
  • 11 BEST Jane
  • 12 BEST Sopina Child
  • 13 BEST Thos Child
  • 14 BEST Wm Child
  • 15 BIGHAM James Agriculturalist, Storekeeper
  • 16 BIGHAM John Farmer
  • 17 BIGHAM Margaret
  • 18 BIGHAM Mgt Child
  • 19 BIGHAM Thos Child
  • 20 BOULTON Joseph Farmer
  • 21 BOULTON Martha 20 Servant
  • 22 BRADELY Dinah 21 Domestic, Prostitute
  • 23 BRISBANE Matilda 19 Domestic
  • 24 BROWN Alexr Child
  • 25 BROWN Clara 17 Servant
  • 26 BROWN Hugh
  • 27 BROWN Hugh Child
  • 28 BROWN Jane
  • 29 BROWN Janet Child
  • 30 BROWN Jas
  • 31 BROWN John Child
  • 32 BROWN John Farm Labourer
  • 33 BROWN Sarah 15 Servant
  • 34 BROWN Wm Child
  • 35 BUCHANAN Alexander Farm Labourer
  • 36 BURK Bridget
  • 37 BURK John Child
  • 38 BURK Mary Child
  • 39 BURK Thomas Labourer
  • 40 BURK (E) Thomas Labourer
  • 41 BURKE Bridget
  • 42 BURKE John Child
  • 43 BURKE Mary Child
  • 44 BURNS Mrs Housekeeper
  • 45 BURNS James Labourer
  • 46 BURNS James Farm Labourer
  • 47 BURNS Margaret 45 Housekeeper
  • 48 BURNS Mary
  • 49 CAIN Henry Gardener
  • 50 CAIN Jane
  • 51 CAIN Joseph Child
  • 52 CAIN Mgt Child
  • 53 CAIN Robt Child
  • 54 CAMERON Duncan Farm Labourer
  • 55 CAMPBELL William Agricultural Labourer
  • 56 CARPENTER William Miner
  • 57 CARSON Mrs Domestic Servant, Houseke
  • 58 CARSON Ann Child
  • 59 CARSON Ann Servant
  • 60 CARSON David Child
  • 61 CARSON Elizabeth Child
  • 62 CARSON John
  • 63 CARSON Margaret Servant
  • 64 CATTRAM William Blacksmith
  • 65 CHAMBERS Sarah Domestic
  • 66 COLEMAN Mrs Housemaid/housekeeper
  • 67 COLEMAN Ann Housemaid
  • 68 COLEMAN Ann 44 Housemaid
  • 69 COLEMAN David Miner
  • 70 COLEMAN Emma Child
  • 71 COLEMAN Esther
  • 72 COLLETT Eliz
  • 73 COLLETT Eliz Child
  • 74 COLLETT Henry Miner
  • 75 COLLIN Benjamin
  • 76 COLLIN Benjamin Child
  • 77 COLLIN Harriet
  • 78 COLLIN Harriet Child
  • 79 COLLIN Sarah Child
  • 80 COLLIN Stephen Child
  • 81 COOMBE Mary 17 Servant
  • 82 COTTLE George Miner
  • 83 CURTIS Henry Agricultural Labourer
  • 84 CURTIS Martha 18 Servant
  • 85 DAVIE Benjamin Agricultural Labourer
  • 86 DAVIES David Child
  • 87 DAVIES John Agricultural Labourer
  • 88 DAVIES Mary
  • 89 DAVIES Keturah
  • 90 DAVIES Jane
  • 91 DENT Samuel Agricultural Labourer
  • 92 DOWIE Andrew Draper, Money Broker
  • 93 DOWIE John Clergyman
  • 94 DOWIE John Tailor
  • 95 DOWN Mary
  • 96 DOWN Mary Child
  • 97 DOWN William Shoemaker
  • 98 EDWARDS Charlotte
  • 99 EDWARDS Charlotte Child
  • 100 EDWARDS Elizabeth Child
  • 101 EDWARDS Eliz Child
  • 102 EDWARDS Harriet Child
  • 103 EDWARDS James Shoemaker
  • 104 EDWARDS Jas Child
  • 105 EDWARDS John Child
  • 106 EDWARDS John Agricultural Labourer, Miner
  • 107 EDWARDS Joseph Child
  • 108 EDWARDS Latten
  • 109 EDWARDS Marianne Child
  • 110 EDWARDS Sarah Child
  • 111 FAIRLIE Mgt
  • 112 FAIRLIE Wm Hotel Owner
  • 113 FAIRLIE Wm
  • 114 FAIRLIE Wm
  • 115 GIBB James Labourer, Farmer
  • 116 GIBSON Andrew Agricultural Labourer
  • 117 GODFREY Alice Child
  • 118 GODFREY Emily Child
  • 119 GODFREY John Tailor
  • 120 GODFREY Susan
  • 121 GREET John Tailor
  • 122 GREGORY D.M Coachman
  • 123 HAMMETT John Agricultural Labourer
  • 124 HARNETT Maurice Agricultural Labourer
  • 125 HEWITSON Cath
  • 126 HEWITSON Cath Child
  • 127 HEWITSON Eliz Child
  • 128 HEWITSON Jane Child
  • 129 HEWITSON John Child
  • 130 HEWITSON William Agricultural Labourer
  • 131 HEWITSON Wm
  • 132 HOATH Wm Agricultural Labourer, Pu
  • 133 HODGEN Jane Domestic, Cook
  • 134 HOWEY John Baker
  • 135 HUSTON William Farmer
  • 136 JAMES David Miner
  • 137 JOHNSTON James Agricultural Labourer
  • 138 JONES D. Farm Labourer
  • 139 KEAN Cath
  • 140 KEAN John Miner
  • 141 KEAN Mary Child
  • 142 KEAN Peter Child
  • 143 KENNEDY Donald Agricultural Labourer
  • 144 KENNEDY Flora Domestic
  • 145 KENNEDY Hughina/hu Domestic
  • 146 KENNEDY Lachlan Farm Labourer
  • 147 KENNEDY Roderick Agricultural Labourer
  • 148 KENNEDY Samuel Farm Labourer
  • 149 KENNEDY Sarah Housekeeper
  • 150 KIDD Frank Agricultural Labourer
  • 151 LEAHY Cath
  • 152 LEAHY Geo Child
  • 153 LEAHY George Labourer
  • 154 LOWRIE David Farm Labourer, Ore Dresse
  • 155 LOWRIE Jane
  • 156 LOWRIE Jas Child
  • 157 LOWRIE Jessie Child
  • 158 LOWRIE John
  • 159 LOWRIE Wm Child
  • 160 LLOYD Mrs
  • 161 LLOYD Infant Born on ship
  • 162 MAY Cath Domestic
  • 163 MCCALL James Agricultural Labourer
  • 164 MCDONALD Alexander Farmer
  • 165 MCDONALD Lachlan Farm Labourer, Wheelwrigh
  • 166 MCGREGOR Donald Labourer
  • 167 MCINNES Norman Agricultural Labourer
  • 168 MCKENZIE David Station Manager, Farmer
  • 169 MCLEAN Neil Farm Labourer
  • 170 MCLENNAN Allan Farmer
  • 171 MCLENNAN Finlay Shepherd, Labourer, Farmer
  • 172 MCRAE Farquhar Farm Labourer, Shepherd
  • 173 MELBOURN John Child
  • 174 MELBOURN Margaret Dressmaker
  • 175 MICHAL Alexander Farm Labourer
  • 176 MORTON Robert
  • 177 MUNRO Catherine
  • 178 NEWBERRY Noah Shepherd, Labourer, Carri
  • 179 NEWBERRY Sarah
  • 180 NICHOLSON Donald Farm Labourer
  • 181 NOON Arthur Child
  • 182 NOON Edgar
  • 183 NOON Mary
  • 184 NOON Mary Child
  • 185 NOON Samuel Groom, Gardener, Smith, T
  • 186 PENNA Ann
  • 187 PENNA Edward Tanner, Agricultural Labour
  • 188 PENNA Edward Carrier
  • 189 PENNA Eliz Child
  • 190 PENNA Henry Child
  • 191 PENNA John Blacksmith
  • 192 PENNA Mary Child
  • 193 PENNA William Tanner, Cem.Curator
  • 194 PERRYMAN Henry Agricultural Labourer
  • 195 PHILLIPS Mgt
  • 196 PHILLIPS William Miner
  • 197 PLUM Emma
  • 198 PLUM Frances
  • 199 PLUM James Policeman
  • 200 PLUM(B) James Policeman, Labourer
  • 201 PLUMB Emma
  • 202 PLUMB Frances
  • 203 PLUMB James Policeman
  • 204 PLUMB Walter Blacksmith
  • 205 POLLOCK Agnes Child
  • 206 POLLOCK Eliz Child
  • 207 POLLOCK Jane Child
  • 208 POLLOCK Jessie Child
  • 209 POLLOCK Marion
  • 210 POLLOCK Mgt Child
  • 211 POLLOCK Mgt
  • 212 POLLOCK Thomas Farm Labourer, Mail Carrier
  • 213 POLLOCK Thom Child
  • 214 POULTON Joseph Farm Labourer
  • 215 RIDD Frank Agricultural Labourer
  • 216 ROGERS Laura 18 Servant
  • 217 ROGERS Laura Servant
  • 218 ROWLAND William Miner
  • 219 RUSSELL Philip Labourer
  • 220 SIMMONS Benjamin Farm Labourer
  • 221 SIMMONS Eliz Child
  • 222 SIMMONS Mary
  • 223 SIMS Charles Council Employee
  • 224 SIMS Harriet
  • 225 SIMS Maria Child
  • 226 SIMS Mark Bootmaker, Cemetery Curat
  • 227 SIMS Thomas Agricultural Labourer
  • 228 SIMS Thos Child
  • 229 SYMONS Charles Miner
  • 230 SYMONS David Child
  • 231 SYMONS Ellen Child
  • 232 SYMONS Mary
  • 233 SYMONS Pamela Child
  • 234 TAYLOR Euphemia Domestic
  • 235 THOMAS John Miner
  • 236 THOMPSON Ann Child
  • 237 THOMPSON Cephas Machinist
  • 238 THOMPSON George Boltmaker
  • 239 THoMPSON Mrs
  • 240 THOMPSON Schah Jenan Infant born on ship
  • 241 THOMPSON James Gardener
  • 242 THOMPSON Jas Child
  • 243 THOMPSON Jessie Child
  • 244 THOMPSON Mary
  • 245 THOMPSON James
  • 246 VAUGHN Elizabeth Domestic Servant
  • 247 VEITCH Robert Labourer
  • 248 WATKINS Richard Agricultural Labourer
  • 249 WILLIAMS Amelia
  • 250 WILLIAMS Amelia Child
  • 251 WILLIAMS Eliz
  • 252 WILLIAMS John Smelter, Labourer
  • 253 WILLIAMS Joseph Storekeeper
  • 254 WILLIAMS Richard Copper Miner
  • 255 WILLIAMS Thos Child

Stories

Also on board were a KETURAH DAVIES and her sister JANE DAVIES. KETURAH died on the 30th December, just 28 days after arriving in Adelaide. This information is on the Internet if you wish to check. KETURAH DAVIES kept a diary and after going through this I have found some names mentioned in the diary but not in the passenger listing. They are as follows: 
  • 256 Jane Chambers
  • 257 Mrs Collick
  • 258 Mr Greebody
  • 259 Jane Hodges
  • 260 Ellen Hill
  • 261 Mary Johnson
  • 262 Catherine MacKee
  • 263 Sarah MacCullum
  • 264 Catherine May
  • 265 Ellen Longergan
  • 266 Anne Phillips
  • 267 Ellen Shewbridge
  • 268 Esther Smith
  • 269 Annie Strangeways
  • 270 Selina Thompson
  • 271 Martha Theobald
  • 272 Agnes Trotter
  • 273 Eliza Tucker
  • 274 Caroline Type
  • 275 Harriet Type
  • 276 Annie Willis
  • 277 Mary Anne Wynwood
  • 278 Margaret Young

Transcriber's Notes: From my own research into my family "EDWARDS" I know the members who travelled were: -

  • JAMES EDWARDS
  • CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH EDWARDS (KILNER)
  • JAMES GEORGE EDWARDS
  • JOSEPH EDWARDS
  • MARY ANNE (not Marianne) EDWARDS
  • HARRRIET SELINA EDWARDS
  • JOHN EDWARDS
  • SARAH ELIZABETH EDWARDS
  • CHARLOTTE EDWARDS (child)
Also mentioned in the diary was that Mrs Lloyd gave birth while on their journey and also Mrs Thomson gave birth to a little girl who was christened "Schah Jehan". There was also a mention of at least six babies were born during the journey. 

Correspondence 1/22/02 passengers #75-80 Collin We have found ancestors on the Passenger List of the Schah Jejan which arrived in Adelaide on 2 December 1860 Benjamin Collin , his wife Harriet nee Clapp, and 4 children Harriet, Sarah, Benjamin & Stephen. They settled around the mid-north of South Australia. They later had 3 more children Charles born at Kapunda, Fanny who married Thomas Robinson and Alfred. Pat Young Correspondence 05/20/2004 passengers 72-74 Collett Passenger Nos.

  • 72 ELIZABETH COLLETT nee Roberts from Abergavanny Wales.. b.1836
  • 73 ELIZABETH COLLETT, child,born and died on board the ship. b..2 Oct 1860
  • 74 HENRY COLLETT, miner from Painswick, Gloucestershire. .b 1838

These are the great grandparents of James, Betty, Dorothy and Victor COLLETT

This family moved from Adelaide to Maryborough, approx 1865 where they had 5 more children. Henry was occupied in Gold Mining. I have a family photo including the elderly HENRY COLLETT who made this journey. Others in photo are Emily Jane Collett, my Grandmother, and some of her children (of 11) including my father at top rt hand side, James Percy COLLETT. Settled in Queenstown, Adelaide, South Australia, where they had 5 more children viz.... William Henry, Mary Jane, Emanual Peter, Edwin Arthur and Eleanor Harriet Siniai. There are many descendants throughout Australia in all walks of life. I am a grt. granddau. via William Henry's 7th child, James Percy Collett. Dorothy Pitt

Correspondence: 1/00 from Peter Hasson

Mr. Hasson has generously donated the following history of the Schah Jehan of the ship. Please contact Peter Hasson if you are interested in the Schah Jehan.

History of the Schah Jehan The vessel was a 3 masted wooden ship, 696ton, 148 x 30.2 x22 ft ON15879 Built 1848 Denny Dunbarton Arrived 1 December, from London 21 August 1860, Plymouth 24 August (Register 3 December 1860), Capt. J.A. Cox. Stranded in Port River 2 December, surveyed and abandoned to the Underwriters 1861 sold to Walter Duffield and partners. Registered Port Adelaide. Scuttled at Wallaroo 1862 to prevent further damage when holed in a gale but subsequently refloated and repaired. 1864 sold to Robert Towns, registered Sydney, following a grounding in Twofold Bay, NSW and finally became the property of Alexander Stuart of Sydney but was wrecked Feb 3 1867 when she missed stays and ran aground off Point Lobos when entering San Francisco. She had loaded timber in Puget Sound for Sydney and was making a call at San Francisco at the time of the accident. V.80/45 Edwards collection extended captions The State Library of South Australia Parsons, Ronald 1988, Migrant Ships for South Australia, 1836-1860, Gould Books, Gumeracha, South Australia. ISBN 0 947284 02 8. Shipwrecks in SA, Book 1, Parsons Illustrations in Edwardes Collection State Library of SA, Vol 20 No. 5 
Obtained from the Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide,  South Australia, Australia. 
Contributed and transcribed by Esma Zeidler for the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 27 October 1999

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