PASSENGERS - LONDON to PORT ADELAIDE- Australia 1839- " JAVA "
A square rigged ship with three masts and being 1175 ton built at Calcutta in 1811 by Blackmore & Company, the Java was somewhat infamous in her history, being the last of the East Indiamen.
length - 159' 2"
beam - 40' 6"
depth of hold - not recorded
between decks - 6' 1"
tonnage - 1175 ton om 1275 ton nm
The Story of the Java ( The time taken , as you will read , has been discussed by many . but the dates still stand and recorded as they are )
There have been some excellent accounts of the doings of this ship published, including Java - The Melancholy True Story of the EastIndiaman Java by by Stephen Barrett. In this account of the Java, Barrett writes of the infamous trip to Adelaide from London and Plymouth between October 1839 and February 1840 during which some 50 of the 500 passengers on board starved to death. These included cabin and intermediate passengers, as well as assisted emigrants. A Royal Commission into the affair was held, and her owners, Scott & Co. of London were ordered not to be paid.
There was also a Medical Board inquiry held by the Government of South Australia into the Java incident.
In another account of this voyage, the number of passengers on the Java is given thus - "with 464 passengers; approximately 30 additional passengers had died on the passage".
But regardless of the variation in information about Java, she did come to Adelaide and she did bring passengers. She arrived here on 6 February 1849 from London and Plymouth carrying between 426 ad 500 passengers. Between 30 and 50 perished from starvation on the voyage which began in London on 12 September 1839 under command of Captain Alexander Duthie. Her surgeon superintendant was H.C.Martin, and ship's surgeon Mr J. Smith.[List]
Passengers on the Java
Axford, Richard - wife & 4 children
Barlow, Mrs E.
Bassett, William - wife & 4 children
Bastian, Samson Jnr
Bastian, Samson - wife & 7 children
Bates, Jas & - wife
Bryden, Elizabeth - a child
Burnard, Robert - wife & 6 children
Candy, William - wife
Carbin, Thomas - wife
Carbin, Thomas - wife
Chanter, John - wife & 1 child Chisholm, John
Coad, James - wife & 3 children
Cocking, George - wife
Cocking, Rebekah - 4 children
Cole, Nicholas - wife & 1 child
Coulls, John - wife & 2 children
Crabb, Richard - wife & 2 children
Crabb, William - wife & 4 children
Crowle, James - wife
Direll, T. Jas. - wife & 1 child
Donoughue, Thomas - wife & 1 child
Downing, John - wife & 1 child
Downs, Mrs S
Dunstan, Robert - wife & 5 children
Edwards, James - wife & 5 children
Edwards, William - wife & 2 children
Elvery, James - wife & 1 child
England, Stephen - wife
Francis, William - wife & 4 children
Gahan, Benjamin - wife & 3 children
Gately, Joseph - wife & 3 children
George, Jmaes - wife & 2 children
Germain, John - wife
Giles, Richard - wife
Gillard, Grace - 2 children
Haines, George Jnr.
Haines, George - wife & 2 children
Harris, Edward - wife & 2 children
Harris, James - wife & 1 child
Harris, William N. - wife
Hawke, William - wife & 3 children
Hill, Mary Ann
Hill, William - wife & 2 children
Humberstone, William - wife & 1 child
Huxtable, John - wife & 5 children
Jemmell, George R.H. - wife & 5 children
Johnston, Alexander - wife & 1 child
Jose, Mary Jane
Kellock, John - wife & 3 children
Lightfoot, William - wife & 4 children
Low, Charles - wife & 5 children
Magor, Thomas - wife & 2 children
Mallett, Henry - wife
McCarthy, Mary (nee Burnard)
McKissock, Andrew - wife
Mitchell, William - wife & 2 children
Moore, John - wife & 1 child
Moore, William - wife
Mundy, William - wife & 1 child Neville, Margaret
Odgers, Josiah - wife
Orrock, James - wife & 5 children
Paine, W.H.J. - wife & 1 child
Parsons, Richard - wife & 2 children
Pearce, James - wife & 2 children
Pengilley, Josiah - wife
Perkins, R - wife & 1 child
Philip, William - wife & 2 children
Player, Nicholas - wife & 5 children
Please, John - wife & 2 children
Polkinghorne, Isaac - wife & 1 child
Porter, George - wife & 1 child
Porter, George William - wife
Porter, Henry John - 2 children
Porter, William H.
Reynolds, William - wife
Richards, William - wife & 5 children
Rowe, J.W. - wife & 4 children
Rowe, Peter - wife
Rundle, John Robins
Rundle, John - wife & 6 children
Shakes, James - wife & 1 child
Sleep, James - wife & 2 children
Stanton, Josiah (Joseph) - wife & 2 children
Taylor, John H.
Taylor, William H.
Thomas, Mrs Sarah
Tonkin, Enoch - wife & 6 children
Tonkin, William H.
Trangman, Mary Ann
Tregeagle, John - wife & 4 children
Treleggan, Frederick - wife & 3 children
Treleggan, William - wife
Veall, Luke - wife & 1 child
Walls, Thomas - wife & 2 children
Ward, Elizabeth - a child
Welch, William - wife & 2 children
Williams, Honor - wife
Williams, Robe Thomas - wife & 3 children
Wills, John - wife & 2 children
Till we meet again - Regards - edmondsallan