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Anna Maria BELL

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My 2 x gggmother Anna Maria BELL b. 1836, County Cork, Ireland, immigrated to South Australia in 1855.
I am unable to find a Birth certificate for her in Ireland.
She married twice in South Australia.
On her 1st marriage certificate to frederick Parker, she gives her father as Patrick Bell.
On her 2nd marriage certificate to Peter Handrakin she gives her father as George BELL.
She was widowed twice and had 11 children, all in South Australia.
I beleive she came out to Aust in the ship 'Australia' in 1855 with a companion at aged 19 years.
I have been unable to find her in SA passenger lists. I have been told it could be that Port Adelaide was not the first port of call for that ship, as that could be why I cannot find her name there.
Pam Eustice

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by janilye on 2014-07-28 07:04:32

The Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners chartered this Government emigrant ship which arrived in Adelaide on the 22 January 1856 after a passage of 100 days from Plymouth.
The total number of immigrants, of all ages, landing in Adelaide was precisely as at the embarkation;
There were six births and the like number of deaths during the voyage.
The deaths (among the young children) were chiefly attributed to illness caused by teething.
The national classification is as follows :
English adults ... 85
children under 14 years, ... 23
infants, under 1 year,... 6
total 114

Irish adults 144
children under 14 years, 14
infants, under 1 year, 1
total ... ... ... ... 159

Grand total ... ... ... 273

Reckoned equal to 247 1/2 statute adults.
It will be observed from the classification; subjoined that the single women are considerably in excess, as compared with the number of single men.

Married couples, 45 ... ... 90
Single men ... ... 40
Single women ... ... 99
Male children, under 14 years ... ...19
Female children, ditto ... ... ... 18
Infants, under 1 year ... ... ... 7
The industrial classification is as follows :
Baker, 1 ;
female servants, 103 ;
labourers, 87;
miners, 39;
mine labourers, 5;
smith, 1,

Perhaps Anna Maria travelled under the name of her companion.

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