By Ida M. Forsyth THE Brightman, a barque of 400 tons, with 105 passengers on board, set sail from Plymouth on August 15, and arrived in South Australia on December 13, 1840. On the passenger list appeared the names of Frederick Hannaford. W. Hynes, W. Lean, Andrew Shillabeer, J. Pederick. Mrs. Gallagher, S. Lean, James C. Verco, Mrs. S. Massey, R. R. Torrens and wife. George Morphett, J. J. Selby, J. C. Steadman. Mrs. J. P. Bray, Mrs. Mark Watson, Philip Santo. William Cornish. G. Hannaford and wife, W. K. Wooldridge, William Dunn, Elizabeth Hooper, sen. On board was Robert Richard Torrens (afterwards knighted), the originator of the Real Property Act, which has been made a model for legislation all over the world. Brightman Descendants Miss Patsy Verco Clutterbuck, the representative of the Brightman inthe Kuitpocompetition, is a great-grand daughter of James C. Verco, who arrived in this ship. The late Sir Joseph Verco, so well-known in Adelaide, was a son of James C. Verco. Mr. Verco was an outstanding figure inthe business world of early South Australia, and was for several years a member of Parliament. Descendants in South Australia to day of thepioneersinthe Brightman include:- Dr. W. A. Verco, Dr. Stanley Verco, Dr. Clem Verco, Dr. Jack Verco, Dr. Ron Verco, Mrs. Eric McMichael, Miss E. M. Verco, Sister Olive Verco. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Verco, Mr. Phil Verco, Mrs. Stanley Clutterbuck. and Mrs. H. O'Halloran Giles.
News Monday 17 August 1936 page 6
BAKER James, Anna SIMSON, daughter, son, 3 daughters
CAVENETT John, Eliza SLUMAN (d@sea), Henry, My Ann (d@sea), Eliza, John
On Wednesday morning one of Port Pirie's oldest residents, Mr John Cavenett, died at his residence, Solomon town. Deceased, whose age was 79 years, had been in feeble health for some months, so that his death was not altogether unexpected. Mr. Cavenett was born in Devonshire, and came lo South Australia in 1840 in the ship Brightman, being a fellow passenger of Sir Richard Torrens. He first settled at Strathalbyn, but came to the north about 43 years ago, and settled at Red Hill, where he engaged in farming operations. After relinquishing farming he for many years followed the pursuits incidental to pioneering, He removed to Port Pirie in 1882, and claimed that he was one of the first to cart wool from the Nelshaby station to this port. In later years Mr. Cavenett had been employed" by the Corporation in park lands work, lie leaves besides a widow, four sons and four daughters. The sons are :-.Messrs. H. J. (Port Pirie Hotel), Horace (Petersburg), Oscar (Jamestown), and Lionel (Postal Department, Burnside). The daughters are :-Mesdames Jackson (St. Peters), C.N. .Smith (Port Pirie),. Thos. Footner (Port Pirie), and T. Owens (Alberton). There are 21 grand children, and two great-grandchildren.
Port Pirie Recorder and Western Mail Thursday 26 October 1916 page 1
CORNISH Thomas Vivian, Grace AMBROSE, Ben, Ann, Jane, Thos, Wm, Ebenezer, Hy, Jas
CRIMP John, Charlotte Matilda (wife)
Mr. John Crimp, of Dolbrbok House, Brighton, died at bis residence last week at the advanced age of 83 yeard. The deceased gentleman and his first wife arrived at Holdfast Bay by the ship Brightman on December 17, 1840. He commenced business as a coachmaker in Hindley-Street, and afterwards removed to Grenfell-street, and achieved a well-merited reputation as being one of the best coach builders in Australia. He built all the waggons and vans used in the construction of the overland telegraph line, and was awarded a medal and certificate of merit for Abbot buggies at the Sydney Exhibition of 1879. In addition to the coachmaking business, the deceased, in partnership with the late Mr. E. Cartwright, and afterwards with Mr. T. Jones, ran the first line of three penny omnibuses between Adelaide and North Adelaide, from November, 1871, till April, 1875. Mr. Crimp retired from business in 1888 and for the past nine years had been bedridden. His first wife predeceased him in 1876, and he married Miss Morley in 1877, who survives him. Twenty years ago he purchased a portion of the Dunrobin estate at Brighton, and had resided in the district since. 'A somewhat singular experience happened to Mr. Crimp and his family while living in Grenfell-street. Mr. Joubert had dug a cellar on the next premises, and early one morning the house subsided and fell into the excavation, the family having a very narrow escape from death. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended.
Chronicle Saturday 17 May 1902 page 34
DANIEL John, wife (Elizabeth?) DONEY / DONNY Maria DONEY Samuel, Johanna FOLLAND, John, (Mgt, Archibald?), Wm, Sophia DUNN William FOX Richard Haydon, Emma L (wife), 3 sons inc Wm Haydon GALLAGHER Mrs GILBERT William, wife GORMAN Norey/Norah HALL James, Elizabeth GLANVILLE, Isaac, Martha Bealy, Jas, John Hy (d@sea) HALL Robert John Alexander HALLS James, Elizabeth (TREGEAR?), 5 dau inc (Susan?), (Cath?), Grace HAMLEY James, Mary Ann JESSOP
HANNAFORD Susannah nee ELLIOTT, ch Richard Elliott, George Williams, William, Elizabeth Joan, Frederick, John Elliott
HANNAFORD, Susannah nee ELLIOTT
HANNAFORD, Richard Elliott
HANNAFORD, George Williams On Monday Mr. George Hannaford, sen., of Hatchlandss, near Gumeracha, passed away. He was an old and useful colonist, having lived in this state for nearly 64 years. He was born in the parish of Totness, Devonshire, in August, 1822. With his mother, five brothers and sister he came' to. South Australia in the ship Brightman. The late Sir Richard Torrens was a passenger by the same vessel, which arrived at Holdfast Bay about 64 years ago. Mr. Hannaford carried his mother ashore in his arms on New Year's day, 1840. Immediately after his arrival he settled at Unley, and assisted in building the first wheatstack in South Australia. This was for the South Australian Company at Hackney. About 1842 he came to the Gumeracha district, and lived near Hartley Yale. While there he married Miss Cornish, a shipmate, and sister of, Mr. W. Cornish, of Gumeracha. His wife passed away, at the age of 76 years, 15 months ago. His mother died at Riverton nearly 40 years ago. ' The late Mr. Frederick Hannaford, M.P, was a brother. Shortly after his arrival in the District of Gumeracha he took up land at Hatch lands Estate, and remained there till his decease. The late Mr. Hannaford built the first chapel in this district at Hartley Vale, and later was the prime mover in erecting a Union Church at Cudlee Creek. He took charge of the South Australian Company's' cattle at the lakes when the natives were very troublesome. The ship Maria, just before, had been wrecked, and the crew killed by the aboriginals. This experience fanned their barbarous propensities, and they were regarded as very dangerous. In spite of this, Mr. Hannaford stuck to his post in a district where the blacks were numerous. He was also a pioneer in apple and wheat growing here. He was actively interested in public matters. On September 26, 1898, he and his late wife celebrated their golden wedding. The deceased has left six sons - Messrs. John Hannaford (Riverton), Samuel Hannaford (Queensland), George Hannaford (Cudlee Creek), Stephen Hannaford (Hatchlands), William Hannaford (Saddleworth, and Albert Hannaford (Mount Torrens, )- and one daughter - Mrs. Rowe (Kaniva, Victoria). There are 36 grand children and several great-grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 02 January 1904 page 39
HANNAFORD, Elizabeth Joan
HANNAFORD, John Elliott
HARDY / HARDEY William, wife (d aft arr?), son HARWARD Thomas, wife (Amelia Rickman PERRERS?) HILL James, Mary BURGOYNE, My Ann, Jas HILL John, Fanny BAKER, Fanny Eliz Brightman (b@sea) HILL John, wife HILL nee ABSCOTT Sarah (w), Mary, Hrt HOOPER Elizabeth snr
HYNE, William, Elizabeth LUCKHAM, son (Rd?), dau (My Jane?), 2 sons (inc Wm Hy?)
HYNE, Elizabeth nee LUCKHAM
LEAN Joseph, Grace GOLDSWORTHY, Joseph, John, Thomas, William, Mary, Richard, James, Sarah Ann, Francis, Stephen
Mr. William Lean, aged 90 years, a colonist of 70 years died at Widow House, Waymouth-street, on Monday morning. He was born at Beer Alston, Devonshire, in 1820, and arrived at Glenelg in the ship Brightman on December l8, 1840. Subsequently he was engaged in mining pursuits,and opened up the Strathalbyn mines, and -was one of the pioneers of the Bendigo and Ballarat diggings, the Kadina and Moonta mines, and also the old silver mines at Glen Osmond. His experience in this direction was vast, and in the early days he was well known as a mining captain. He was one of the oldest members of the Manchester Unity, and also assisted in the survey of many of the original properties of the South Australian Company. In conjunction with Inspector Tolmer he was connected with the first South Australian gold escort. His varied pursuits in the infancy of the State included that of mounted and police constable, and he was also the proprietor of a butcher's establishment. He shot dingoes on the spot where the General Post-Office now stands, and black fellows' camps in King William-street were familiar sights to him. Mr. Lean married twice, but his first wife died about 44 years ago. Mr. Lean was a member of a family noted for the ripe old ages they attained. A brother, aged 94 is living in Western Australia, and another brother n New Zealand has attained three score years and ten. Up to the time of his death Mr. Lean was in full possession of all his faculties. His second wife and five children survive him. Thirty-eight grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren are still alive.
Chronicle Saturday 25 December 1909 page 48
LEAN, Sarah Ann Mrs. S. A. Jackson. an old resident of the Nairne district, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79 years. Born at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, in 1830, she came to the Stale with her father (the late Mr. Joseph Lean), mother, and eight, brothers in the ship Brightman arriving in 1840. She first resided at Nairne, and afterwards at Staughton Village, and in 1840 was married to the late Mr. Henry F. Jackson by Dean Farrill in Trinity Church, Adelaide. She lived successively at Kanmantoo, Callington. and Nairne, and at the last named place resided for the past 28 yearn Mr. Jackson died 19 years ago. The surviving members of the family are Messrs. Henry F. Jackson, of Albury; Inkehnan Jackson, of Mount Barker; John B. Jackson, of Stratlialbyn; and Frank L. Jackson and Miss A. Jackson, of Nairne; Mrs. Conzner, Paskeville; Mrs. Brown, Port Pirie; Mrs. R. McKenzie, Semaphore; and Mrs. J. Kimher. Port Pirie; 26 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. William Lean, of Adelaide (who is 90 years of age), Mr. Richard Lean, of New Zealand, and Mr. Stephen Lean, of Western Australia, are brothers.
Observer Saturday 18 December 1909 page 36
LEAN, Stephen Captain Stephen Lean, who died at his residence in Albert-Street, Goodwood, on Monday, in his ninetieth year, had been one of the best-known mining men both in South Australia and Western Australia over a long period. Born in 1834 at Lost- withiel, Cornwall, he was the youngest of a family of eight brothers and two sisters who arrived with their parents at Port Adelaide by the ship Brightman in 1840. The family first settled in the Mount Barker district, and in 1852 Captain Lean went overland with his brother to the Ballarat diggings. Meeting with fair success, they returned to South Australia, but paid a second visit to the Victorian fields. Settling then at Nairne, Captain Lean married Miss Bray, of that town, the wedding party riding on horseback to Trinity Church, Adelaide, for the ceremony. A long and happy married life followed, and the sixty-fifth anniversary of the wedding was celebrated in Adelaide. Mrs. Lean, however, died two years ago, when 87 years of age. Captain Lean was manager of the Mid-Moonta copper mine in its early days, and later was in charge of the Crystal and Queen gold mines at Echunga, with other properties near by. The lure of mining was always strong with him, and at the time of the Tarcoola discovery he walked thither from Hergott Springs. In 1895 he went to Western Australia, and was there when Boulder City was laid out. Three yearn later he went north to Derby to inspect a copper mine for an Adelaide syndicate. Altogether he spent nearly ten years in the western State, and furnished many reports to those requiring them. Captain Lean leaves six daughters (Mesdames W. C. Rowe, Boulder City): W. J. Goldsmith, Dulwich; A. Sandercock, Goodwood; A. Schmidt, Mitcham; .T. D. Bright, Perth, and A K. Hill, Goodwood) and three sons (Messrs. Joseph Lean, North Adelaide: Stepben Lean, Lid-combe, New South Wales, and Richard Lean, Goodwood). There are eighteen grandchildren and also eighteen great-grandchildren.
The Advertiser Wednesday 09 April 1924 page 13
LUCKHAM Jane (w) MERCER Richard
MITCHELL Richard, Ann PHILLIPS, son (Rd?), dau (My?)
MITCHELL, Elizabeth Mrs. Elizabeth Walts, who died sudden at Norwood a few days ago, was a colonist of 60 years, having arrived in South Australia in the ship Brightman, with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mitchell) in 1840. Mr. Mitchell was for some years connected with the Burra Burra Copper Mines, and it was in that township that deceased married Mr. Mark Watts, who predeceased, her by 19 years. For 25 years Mrs. Watts and her husband resided at Kapunda, where they were highly respected. Five children survive—Messrs. J.M. (Norwood), and A. T- (Kalgoorlie), and Mesdauies Mclntyre and Malcolm (Victoria) and Bond (Plympton).
Observer Saturday 16 July 1910 page 38
MORPHETT George PEDERICK William, Mary Ann ADAMS, Wm Hy, Susan, Jas Adams, John PERRETT John PUGSLEY Richard, Ann Grace (wife), dau (Annie?) ROBERTS William, wife, dau, son, 2 dau ROGERS Mary Ann SAMPSON Eliza SANDERY Thomas, Elizabeth WILLIAMS, 2 dau (My Ann, Susan Jane?), Wm SANTO Philip, Elizabeth PAYNE SELBY B J
SHILLABEER, Andrew, Sophia DOWN, Ellen Sophia, William Henry, Agnes, Andrew, Sophia Down, Sarah Jane, Maria, Samuel Roe
SHILLABEER, Andrew SHILLABEER, Sophia nee DOWN SHILLABEER, Ellen Sophia SHILLABEER, William Hnery SHILLABEER, Agnes
SHILLABEER, Andrew jnr.
SHILLABEER, Sophia Down SHILLABEER, Sarah Jane SHILLABEER, Maria SHILLABEER, Samuel Roe
SLEWMAN / STEIDMAN, John Cundy
SMALLACOMBE Thomas, Mary Anne Hannah (wife), Philip, Wm, My Jane
SMALLACOMBE, William THE LATE MR. AND MRS. SMALLACOMBE. It will be learned with deep regret by his many friends that Mr. William James SmaIlacombe died at his residence Yongala on May 21st. Mr. Smalllacombe arrived from Plymouth, England, in the ship "Brightman" in 1840. He settled with his parents at Woodside, where he followed farming pursuits. There he remained until his marriage with Miss Elizabeth Greig, of Woodside, in 1864, when removed to Kapunda and was amongst the early pioneers of the district. After 14 years residence there he removed to (Wattle Hill) Gladstone, where he remained until retiring in Petersburg. For the last 3 years he had lived in Yongala, he had not enjoyed good health since his illness of 7 years ago. He arrived in the State at the age of 5 years and at the time of his death was a colonist of 71 years. His wife survived him only three days. She arrived from Scotland in 1853,and settled with her parents at Woodside where she was married to Mr. Smallacombe. The deceased couple left a family of 8 children, and 20 grand children. Mr. Smallacombe will be much missed in the Yongala district where he was a good townsman; a lovable old man; of a very kind disposition; and greatly endeared himself to home and family. His departed wife will also be missed among a huge circle of friends. Both funerals were largely attended.
Petersburg Times Friday 02 June 1911 page 3
STUMBLES Samuel, Amelia (wife), Charles (b@sea, d aft arr) TORRENS Robert Richard, Barbara Ainslie ANSON nee PARK TREGEA Mary TURNER Daniel William, Jane DUDMAN, dau
VERCO, James Crabb, Ann COOKE
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
VERCO, James Crabb
VERCO, Ann nee COOKE
VERCO John WATSON Mrs Mark WESTLAKE William John Tucker, Catherine STUMBLES WILLIAMS John, wife, dau, son, Eliz Ann WILLIAMS John, Ann HARMAN, 2 sons, Susannah
WOOLDRIDGE William K, Mary MORRIS, (Wm) Rd, dau (Susannah?)
WOOLRIDGE, Mary nee MORRIS Another old colonist has passed away in the person of Mrs. Wooldridge, sen., who died at her residence, Qneenstown, on Wednesday, at the venerable age of eighty five. Mrs. Wooldridge came to the oolony with her husband and two children in 1840, In the ship Brightman, one of the old type of naval architecture. The new colonists settled down at Port Adelaide, which place they never left. Mr. Wooldridge, who died about thirty years ago, was a well-known and much respected identity of the district. Mrs. Wooldridge has left two sons, four daughters, and a number of grandchildren. The eldest son is a Councillor for Centre Ward in the Port Adelaide Corporation.
Evening Journal Friday 14 March 1890 page 3
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