The Ship THAMES 1826
Please contact me if you had an ancestor who arrived on the THAMES
The Irish immigration ship the Thames which brought wives and children from Cork Ireland to Sydney to unite with their husband/father who had been transported prior to 1826
The Thames was the first immigration ship to carry families directly from Ireland.
The Thames sailed from Cork 14 November 1825 and arrived 11 April 1826 and carried 37 wives and 107 children. There were also 16 paying passengers and crew captained by Robert Frazier and Surgeon Superintendant Dr. Linton R.N
There is no official passenger list existing in the NSW State Archives, the National Archives in Canberra or the National Archives in Dublin Ireland .
The purpose is to locate extended family members of those that immigrated on the Thames with the view to drawing together background information on what has happened to those Thames families and their convict husbands since 1826.
The objective is to document as many as possible Thames family stories and provide this information to the Mitchell Library and to the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) in the form of a manuscript.
A researcher named Lyn Vincent of Lyndon Genealogy has managed to reconstruct a passenger list through using the 1828 Census, the Ship Surgeons Report, Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and the Australian Biographical & Genealogical Record.
A Constable Michael Sheedy in the 1830s also compiled a list of family names that travelled on the Thames .
Unfortunately there were 16 deaths on the voyage (3 wives and 13 children). Close analysis of the Surgeons Report (Dr. Lynton) has identified 2 of the wives and 8 children) on a microfilm held by the Mitchell Library. It would seem that not all of the Surgeons report has been copied to microfilm