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Walvisch Passenger List 1852-1853

Query by rbee

My great-grandparents Thomas Walker Bee, wife Sarah & two children embarked on the Walvisch (a Dutch ship, Captain T Schutt)in London 4/11/1852, arrived Adelaide South Australia 8/02/1853.
Looking for a passenger list for this voyage.

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on 2012-02-23 04:04:35

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by janilye on 2012-02-23 05:18:05

I don't think the original passenger list survived;
According to South Australian newspapers, these were the cabin passengers; Mr and Mrs Watt and child, Mr and Mrs Hutchin son, Miss Draper, Miss Moore, Mr and Mrs Turner, Mr Duchesne, and Mr Allen, surgeon. There were 108 in intermediate and 90 in the steerage.
Give the State Library of South Australia a call

by rbee on 2012-02-23 06:10:10

Thanks, janilye. SA State Library indicated many shipping records were destroyed by fire - but I have not given up!
Thanks for adding the names above. Thomas & Sarah's children on board were Tom & Harriet Elizabeth: Harriet died May 1853 aged 9 months.

by janilye on 2012-02-23 16:30:41

If I find anything remotely like a passenger list for the Walvisch I'll put it on here. You're not the first person who has asked me for one.
Didn't the Bee's have a daughter Lucy who married into the Allen family? I seem to have come across them before.

by ngairedith on 2012-02-23 17:06:09

hi rbee,
thanks for your email. I will be passing on all the info to janilye on her return from her latest 'adventure'

by rbee on 2012-02-23 23:13:34

Yes, Lucy Bee was my grandfather's sister, married Horace Allen. Harriet Elizabeth died as above, Elizabeth Harriet died at about 12 months, Claras Lydia died of diptheria at 15 months, Thomas Edmund died at about 6 months (not to be confused with sibling Tom who became a surveyor then postmaster, died at Millicent 1919.
Ngairedith has a Bee family spreadsheet for you.

by rbee on 2012-02-24 18:58:34

Although Harriet Elizabeth's death is recorded as 4/05/1853, I have been told the place of deasth is showing as Unknown.
There is still the possibility she died during the voyage, and the authorities were slow or needed verification from the captain defore issuing the death certificate.

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