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"The Buffalo" (HMS) - Colonists to South Australia in 1836

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  • Henry Jacobs (c.1815 - 1880)
    JACOBS Henry (crew) arrived in SA 1836-12-24 aboard HMS Buffalo from Portsmouth 36-07-13 via Spithead 36-07-23, St Helens 36-08-03, Rio de Janeiro 36-10-12 KILLED BY THE FALL OF A TREE, An inquest wa...
  • Maria Follett (1810 - 1892)
    Biography Maria Follett (Hooper) was born in 1810 in Guernsey. Maria married William Follett circa 1822. Together they had the following children: Walter Follett . She died in 1892 in South, Adel...
  • William Follett (1808 - d.)
  • Sophia Walker (1812 - 1884)
    Sophia Walker WALKER Robert, Anna Sophia BESSELL, Ann, Thos, Hy (b@sea, later Hy Walker OWEN) arrived in SA 1836-12-24 aboard HMS Buffalo from Portsmouth 36-07-13 via Spithead 36-07-23, St Helens 36-...
  • Thomas Walker (1832 - 1842)
    Thomas Walker WALKER Robert, Anna Sophia BESSELL, Ann, Thos, Hy (b@sea, later Hy Walker OWEN) arrived in SA 1836-12-24 aboard HMS Buffalo from Portsmouth 36-07-13 via Spithead 36-07-23, St Helens 36-...

HMS Buffalo 1836

A three mast ship was built in 1813 in Calcutta and named Hindostan. In that same year the Royal Navy purchased this ship as a store ship and timber carrier and renamed it The Buffalo.

  • Departed: Spithead, England on July 11th, St Helens on August 3rd, Rio de Janeiro on October 12th, 1836.
  • Arrived: Pt Lincoln on December 24th 1836 and Holdfast Bay (now Glenelg) on December 28th 1836
  • Master: John Hindmarsh (Governor of the new colony of South Australia)

Some of the Passengers

Stories

Frank Pots was born in Hounslow, the second child (their daughter Anne was born on 28 November 1812) of Elizabeth (who died before 1820) and Lawrence Potts (ca.1760 – 9 June 1845), a linen draper and later a bookseller. They moved to Portsmouth around the time of Elizabeth's death. On 29 June 1820 Lawrence married again, to the widow Elizabeth Lockett who already had two children, Elizabeth (born ca.1796) and Margaretta (born 1810). All four children were eventually to migrate to South Australia: Frank in 1835, Anne (who had married Henry Ayers on 14 June 1840), on the Fairfield late in 1840, Margaretta (1810–1890) as Margaretta Baker around 1853, and Elizabeth (1796 – 19 September 1874) as Elizabeth Churcher in 1864. Augusta Wenzel and Frank married on 17 February 1848. Her family had arrived on the Heerjebhoy Rustomjee Patel from Bremen on 18 September 1845.


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