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

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  • John William Adams (1831 - 1892)
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  • Sussana Adams (1806 - 1891)
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  • John William Adams (1805 - 1893)
    Residence : Hd of Boucaut* Residence : South Road, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - 1854** Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Apr 21 2018, 2:37:58 UTC John William Adams Attendin...
  • Thomas George Adams (1835 - 1907)
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  • James Chittlesborough, II (1781 - 1853)
    James Chittleborough CHITTLEBOROUGH James, Maria COATS, Maria Hutson, Eliz Loney, Wm, Sarah, James arrived in SA 1836-12-24 aboard HMS Buffalo from Portsmouth 36-07-13 via Spithead 36-07-23, St Helen...

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


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.

Some Passengers


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