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The Ship THAMES 1826

Journal by janilye

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

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by janilye Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-04-16 05:09:06

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by 1bobbylee on 2011-04-26 20:02:34

An informative journal. To have first ship THAMES to carry immigrants from Ireland. Amazing!!

by thames on 2012-02-15 17:22:44

Hi Janilye

Do you have an interest in the Irish emigration ship "Thames". Did you have relatives arrive on the ship?


Robert Clayton

by janilye on 2012-02-15 23:26:07

My 3rd. great grandmother Mary McCarthy 1795-1870 the wife of Ribbonist John Kilduff 1793-1854 was onboard but that was not why I was collecting names. The list was for someone else who is researching the Thames and I posted this for him. Although now, I have no idea who it was because someone HACKED my email and deleted all my folders and my contacts. - all is not lost though, I can send it a distant cousin John Kilduff he's in the loop!

by nerrie on 2012-09-30 08:28:30

Mary McCarthy was great, great grandmother. William (John and Mary's son) was my great grandfather. Frank was my grandfather and Alfred Martin Kilduff was my Dad. Thank you for your interesting articles on all things history.

Neridah Ford - nee Kilduff

by janilye on 2012-09-30 13:15:00

I haven't added beyond your father on my tree (privacy and all that). Thank you for your comment. Glad you think they're interesting.
Do you live in Grafton?

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