The Rajasthan. Arrived at Port Adelaide on February 6 1840 having sailed from the Downs England on October 27, 1839. Among her passensers was a Mr. Field, but the initials are not given. The Rajasthan was a 700 ton ship, and was commanded by Captain Duncan Ritchie. She brought out about 90 passengers.
The Advertiser Thursday 31 May 1834 page 14
THE "RAJASTHAN."—Last night a number of the most respectable passengers lately arrived by the Rajasthan, gave a sumptuous entertainment to Captain Ritchie in return for the kindness experienced by them from him during their voyage from London to Adelaide. They were also joined by a numerous party of the passengers by the same ship who arrived in the colony on her last voyage twelve months ago, anxious to pay their tribute of respect to the worthy captain, and to welcome him again to these shores. It is worthy of remark that the Rajasthan cleared out from this port twelve months ago, proceeded to Batavia, and took in a cargo for London, where she was detained about three months clearing out and taking in passengers and cargo for Adelaide, and she sails hence again in two or three days, having cleared out in an incredibly short space of time for so large a vessel. The dinner was given at Wheland's new hotel, the Tasmanian Mr Wheland deserves the highest praise for the excellence of the viands and wines, and for the neat manner in which the dinner was served.
South Australian Register Saturday 22 February 1840 page 4
ABBOTT, Mrs W B
BARNFIELD, Francis, wife
BELL, Miss (Mary Ann?)
BEST, James (Richard?), Elizabeth (MAHER? / MORRISS?), Ann, James Randall/Randell, Susanna/Fanny, Rd, Morris George, Eleanor
COOPER, Samuel, Harriet COOPER, Thomas Henry, Ashley Edward, George Lindsey, Margarett Peach, Charles Jacomb, Jane Grey
COOPER, Harriet nee COOPER
COOPER, Thomas Henry
COOPER, Ashley Edward
COOPER, George Lindsey 29 October 1828 - 25 July 1901 at Nailsworth, SA
The death is announced of Mr. George Lindsey Cooper, one of the oldest identities in the printing trade in South'Australia. Mr. Cooper was for over 50 years an honored and trusted member of the mechanical department of the "Register," and for a large portion of that period was foreman printer. He had been ailing fora few weeks, and died at his residence, Nailsworth, early on Thursday morning, »after an illness of about three weeks' duration, consequent on a general breaking up of the system. Mr. Cooper was born on October 29, 1828, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, and left England with his parents for South Australia in October, 1839, in the ship Rajasthan, arriving in Holdfast Bay on February 6, 1840. Shortly after his arrival he applied to Mr. Robert Thomas, one of the founders of the "Register," for employment, and was duly installed on March 4, 1840, as the "devil" of the office. On attaining-the age of 13 he was indentured to Messrs. Thomas & Stevenson for seven years. When the "Register" was issued as a daily Mr. W. K. Thomas, who then had the management of the office, appointed Mr. Cooper as his overseer under him. Mr. John Stephens, the proprietor, was very outspoken, and a dispute as to arrears of salary having arisen between Mr. Stephens and Mr. Cooper, the latter left and joined his old employer, Mr. J. Allen, who had returned from England and established the "Adelaide Times." After remaining a few months in Mr. Allens employ, the arrangements of the office not being in accordance with his ideas. Mr. Cooper left, and purchased a team of bullocks, and was driving on the Port-road on the celebrated Black Thursday. On Mr. Stephens death Mr. W. K. Thomas induced Mr. Cooper to return to the office. In September, 1851, the rush to the goldfields of Victoria began, but it was not till March. 1852, that the deceased gentleman joined the great exodus. Whilst a great many Adelaideans left the diggings on the advent of winter,' dreading the inclemency and discomfort, Mr. Cooper stuck to the neighbourhood of what was then known as Mount Alexander. He was one of the earliest who started from the old diggings for the new El Dorado in the east -the Ovens-returning thence to Bendigo, Castlemaine, and Ballarat. In 1855 he returned permanently from Victoria, and in February of that year was offered the post of proof-reader in the "Register" office, which position he occupied till September, 1878, when he was transferred to the overseership. On the completion of 50 years' service in the office a picnic was given at Belair by the proprietors and the staff in honor of the occasion, and a handsome presentation was made to Mr. Cooper. A few years ago he retired, and had since been living in retirement. He was 73 years of age at the time of his death. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons. His sons are Mr. G. W. Cooper, one of the managers of Messrs. Elder, Smith, & Co., and Mr. H. K. Cooper, who is connected with Messrs. Dalgety & Co.'e Sydney office.
The Advertiser Friday 26 July 1901 page 6
COOPER, Margarett Peach
COOPER, Charles Jacomb
COOPER, Jane Grey Died at sea on the Voyage to Australia
DAVENPORT, George Francis, Sarah FINCHER
DAVIE, Andrew, Agnes MCPHERSON, Janet, Jane McCulloch
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
DOW, David, Margaret BISSET, James William, (son)
DUNGEY, Thomas, Eliza Victoria BEECHING, James Beeching, Thomas Boorman, John, Caleb, Joshua, Sarah Ann Bowring (d aft arr)
EATON, Thomas (d aft arr), Ann (LEACH?)
EDIS, Mrs (Isabella nee GREEN?)
EDWARDS, George Richard, Mary Ann IND (2nd wife?), John, George C (←1st wife?)
ELLIS, George Died 17 July 1905 at Hyde Park, SA
GOLDEN WEDDINGS. On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. G. Ellis, of the Semaphore, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. Ellis came to the colony in 1840 in the ship Rajasthan, and proceeded to Macclesfield, where he was married. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs Ellis moved to the Meadows, and lived in that district for a number of years. In 1876 they settled at Port Adelaide, where Mr. Ellis was engaged in business for a considerable time. A luncheon and social was given on Tuesday at the residence of Mr. S. J. Hamlyn, a son-in-law, in honour of the unique occasion, and there was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis have eleven children, forty-six grandchildren, and nice great-grandchildren, and all but one son and his family have their homes in South Australia. With the exception of Messrs. Charles and Fred Ellis, who are at present in Victoria, all the family were at present at the festive gathering. The other members of the family are Messrs. William, George, Benjamin, and Edwin Ellis, Mesdames Jury, S. J. Hamlyn, aud W. D. Murray, and Misses F. and L. Ellis. The Rev. J. C. Kirby proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis in happy terms, and others also spoke in support of the toast, heartily congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Ellis. In reply Mr. Ellis gave some interesting reminiscences of the pioneering days of South Australia, and contrasted the difficulties which he and Mrs. Ellis had to contend against with the advantages now enjoyed by young people. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were the recipients of a large number of letters from various parts of the colony.
The South Australian Register Wednesday 09 June 1897 page 6
George Ellis came to South Australia in the ship Rajasthan, about 1840, and settled at Meadows, where his descendants now represent a large percentage of the population. When Mr. George Ellis died all his 12 children and their children were alive, no death having occurred in the family for more than 50 years.
The Register Saturday 25 July 1925 page 11
ELLlS.- On the 17th July, at the residence of his son-in-law (Mr. S. J. Hamlyn), Fashoda-street, HydePark, George, beloved husband of Sophie Ellis, late of Semaphore, and formerly, of Meadows, in his 86th year, leaving 11 children, 50 grand- children, and 25 great grandchildren. Arrived in ship Rajasthan1840.
The Advertiser Tuesday 18 July 1905 page 4
The death is announced, in his eighty sixth year, of Mr. George Ellis, who for 65 years was a well-known and highly respected colonist. He arrived in the ship Rajasthan in 1840, and with the exception of a short visit to the Victorian goldfields resided in South Australia. For about 30 years he was engaged in farming and store keeping at the Meadows, and subsequently at Port Adelaide and Semaphore. During the past five years he lived in retirement at Hyde Park. Mr. Ellis was for many years an active member of the Port Adelaide Congregational Church, and subsequently attended Manthorpe Memorial Church. He has left a widow, six sons—Messrs. William and George (of the Meadows), Charles (Victoria), Benjamin (Adelaide), Edwin (Covent Garden, King William street), Frederick (Birt & Co., Sydney, but now on a visit to England); five daughters—Mesdames Jury (Magill), Hamlyn (Hyde Park), and Murray (Western Australia), and the Misses F. and L. Ellis (Hyde Park); 50 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 22 July 1905 page 34
FARMILO, Job S, Martha, Son, Worthy
FARMILO, Job S
Found Dead. — On Tuesday last a man named Job Farmilo, a shepherd in the employ of Mr. A. Cook, was found dead by a person of the name of George Ingham, on Cooke's plains, about 15 miles from Wellington. Information was at once sent to the police and Lance-Corporal Poynter procured a horse and cart and conveyed the body to East Wellington. An inquest was held the next day before E. C. Hughes, Esq., J.P. A jury of 12 was impannelled, of which Mr. G. B. Rave was chosen foreman, and a verdict returned of 'died by the visitation of God.'
Southern Argus Saturday 24 December 1870 page 2
FRANCIS, Edward, Sarah CLARKE (3rd wife), John, Geo (←1st wife), (2nd wife Eliz→) Eliz, My Ann, Wm, Andrew
HAYWARD, John, Elizabeth HARRIS, 2 dau, 2 sons, dau, son, Mary Ann
Courtesy of State Library of South Australia
HAYWARD, Elizabeth nee HARRIS HAYWARD, Daughter HAYWARD, Daughter HAYWARD, Son HAYWARD, Son HAYWARD, Daughter HAYWARD, Son HAYWARD, Mary Ann
HAYWARD, Martinus Peter Died 05 March 1904 at Cheltenham, England
HAYWARD.-On the fifth March, at Cheltenham England, Martinus Peter Hayward, M.R.A.S. England, aged 86 years
The Register Monday 11 April 1904 page 4
The death is announced, at Cheltenham, England, at the age of 86, of Dr. Martinus Peter Hayward. The deceased gentleman was one of the oldest registered surgeons of South Australia, although it is many years since he had been in this state. He was surgeon to the emigrants on the Rajastan, which arrived from England in 1839, and returned to the old country in 1846. Leaving London in December of that year, he came out in a similar capacity to the emigrants on the ship Phoebe. Dr. Hayward engaged in various pursuits in South Australia. He was interested in a brewery at Clare, cleared and built on a section at Coromandel Valley, and farmed at McLaren Vale. In the fifties he joined the late Mr. Abraham Scott and Mr. B. James in the purchase of the Canowie Run from the Messrs. Browne and Mr. H. S, Price, and retired from the firm in 1870.
The Register Monday 11 April 1904 page 4
HOSKINS Andrew, Ann FOOT, Octavia, Eli
HOSKINS, Andrew Died 01 September 1861 at Nailsworth, SA
From Yarlington, Somersetshire, England Occupation of Farmer Resided in Adelaide and Nailsworth
HOSKINS.-- On the 1st September, at his residence, Nailsworth, Mr. AndrewHoskins, aged 52 years. Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
South Australian Register Monday 02 September 1861 page 2
HOSKINS, Ann nee FOOT Died 22 November 1886 at Nailsworth, SA
Daughter of John FOOT Remarried after the death of her husband to William ROBERTS 18 October 1873 at Wesleyan Parsonage, North Adelaide, SA Buried Walkerville Methodist Cemetery - no headstone
ROBERTS.—On the 22nd November, at Nailsworth, of cerebral softening, Anne, the wife of William Roberts, aged 71 years. Arrived in the ship Rajasthan, February, 1840.
Evening Journal Friday 26 November 1886 page 2
THE Friends of William Roberts are respectfully informed that the REMAINS of his late WIFE, ANNROBERTS, will be Removed from his Residence, Main North-road, at 4 p.m., This Day (Wednesday), for the Walkerville Cemetery. C. W. NEWBON, Undertaker.
South Australian Register Wednesday 24 November 1886 page 2
HOSKINS, Octavia Died 13 September 1914 at Mile End, SA
Married John GILBERT 30 August 1853 at Chapel, Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA Buried Dudley Park Cemetery -no headstone
GILBERT. –The FRIENDS of the late OCTAVIA GILBERT are respectfully informed that her Remains will be removed from the residence of her Daughter (Mrs. Mundy), Mile-End, on MONDAY, at 3 o'clock, for interment in the Islington Cemetery. W. WILLIAMSON, Undertaker. Payneham
The Advertiser Monday 14 September 1914 page 2
HOSKINS, Eli Died 15 August 1902 at Kent Town, SA
Buried Walkerville Methodist Cemetery Plot 293 - no headstone
HOSKINS.—On the 15th August, at 31, Flinders-street, Kent Town, EliHoskins, beloved father of Mrs. J. W. Illman, Port Pirie, and Mrs. C. Laycock, after a long and painful illness, aged 64 years. At rest.
The Advertiser Monday 18 August 1902 page 4
THE FRIENDS of Mr. ELIHOSKINS are respectfully informed that his Remains will be removed from his Son-in-law's residence (Mr. Charles Laycock), 31, Flinders-street, Kent Town, on SUNDAY, at 3 p.m., for interment in the Walkerville Cemetery. P. LeCORNU. Undertaker.
The Advertiser Saturday 16 August 1902 page 2
JAMES, Frederick, wife, son
JONES Rees, Jane EVANS, Rees, Eliz Ann, Ellen, 2 sons
JONES, Rees 1793 - 04 April 1883 at Hindmarsh, SA
Occupation of Soldier and Gardener Resided Adelaide and Hindmarsh
JONES.-- On the 4th April, at his residence, Port road, Hindmarsh, ReesJones, late of the 23rd Regiment. Arrived in the colony February, 1840.
South Australian Register Tuesday 01 May 1883 page 4
DEATH OF A VETERAN. — As our obituary columns have intimated that on April 4 Mr. ReesJones died suddenly at his residence, Port-road, Hindmarsh, at the advanced age of ninety-one. The deceased gentleman had seen a good deal of service with the Forty third Regiment of Foot, having clasps for service at Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, and Toulouse. He was also in the reserve forces at Waterloo, but the regiment did not reach the battlefield in time to take part in the action He was also in the expeditionary force that was sent to America, and on returning thence the regiment was ordered to Paris, and remained there some time after the capitulation of that city. Mr. Jones, who had been a colonist forty years, has not taken any active, part in public affairs in South Australia, but yet was well known and much respected. His funeral took place on Friday afternoon at Hindmarsh Cemetery, the service being conducted by Mr. Thomas Lees, pastor of the Christian Church, Hindmarsh place, of which the deceased had been a member for several years. A firing party from the Hindmarsh G Company, L.V.F., fired a parting volley over the grave. The surviving widow is over eighty-five years of age, and is still very active. We may add that Mr. Jones was in the receipt of a well-earned pension from the War Office Department.
South Australian Register Saturday 14 April 1883 page 2
JONES, Jane nee EVANS 1797 - Died 28 December 1885 at Hindmarsh Aged 89 years
Buried Hindmarsh Cemetery - no headstone THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs.REES JONES, and relict of the late Mr. ReesJones, are respectfully informed that her Remains will be removed from her late residence, Port-road, Hindmarsh, on MONDAY, 21st, at 5 o'clock, for Hindmarsh Cemetery. THOS. ELLIOTT, Undertaker.
The Express and Telegraph Monday 21 December 1885 page 2
JONES, Elizabeth Ann JONES, Ellen JONES, Son JONES, Son
KEMPSON, Henry, Elizabeth (wife)
KITE, George, Mary BAKER, Joseph, Sarah, George, Stephen
LOCKYER, George Howard, Sarah LOCK, Sarah Rebecca, George Howard, Fanny Elizabeth, Mary Ann
MACKENZIE, George, Jane GREIG (partner)
MCCONNELL / MACCONNELL Thomas, Hannah, daughter
MCMARTIN, Peter, Charlotte CAMPBELL, Peter John
McMARTIN, Peter 1813 - 06 August 1890 at Wilmington, SA
Occupation of Gardener, Teamster and Farmer Resided Adelaide, Bowden, MacCaw Creek and Wilmington
THE LATE Mr. P. McMARTIN.—By our our obituary notices it will be seen that Mr. P. McMartin died at his residence, near Wilmington, on the 6th inst., at the ripe age of seventy-eight. The deceased arrived in the ship Rajasthan in February, 1840, and had thus been a resident in the colony for upwards of fifty years. In the early days Mr. McMartin was in the employ of the late Mr. John Ridley, of Hindmarsh, as miller, but for many years had been engaged in farming in the North. The deceased, who has left nearly fifty descendants, was greatly respected for his uprightness and integrity.
Evening Journal Tuesday 12 August 1890 page 2
FOR SALE or TO LET.—TENDERS will be received up to 14th December by Peter McMartin, of Macaw Creek, for SECTIONS 703 and 705, HUNDRED of ALMA, containing 384 Acres, Fenced and Subdivided. Improvements, two Houses, a large Cemented Tank, Large Dam, Garden and Vineyard in full bearing, with every sort of fruit. Any further in formation can be received by applying to Peter McMartin, on the Property. 335-42
Adelaide Observer Saturday 01 December 1877 page 13
McMARTIN, Charlotte nee CAMPBELL 1810 - 09 May 1877 at MacCaw Creek, SA
Born Scotland Died aged 67 years
McMARTIN.—On the 9th May, at her residence, Macaw Creek, near Riverton, of syncope, Charlotte, the beloved wife of PeterMcMartin, sen., aged 67 years. Her end was peace. Perth shire papers please copy.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 16 May 1877 page 1
McMARTIN, Peter John 1840 - 02 February 1915 at Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 5 Path 29 E 2
McMARTIN.-The FRIENDS of the late Mr. PETERMcMARTIN are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave No. 21, West-terrace, on THURSDAY, at 11 a.m., for the West-terrace Cemetery. PENGELLEY & KNABE, Undertakers,T
The Advertiser Wednesday 03 February 1915 page 2
THE WIDOW AND FAMILY of the late Mr. PETER McMARTIN desire to tender their sincere THANKS to all kind friends for letters and cards and expressions of sympathy; also Dr. O. Magarey, Nurse Howie, and Mrs. Roberts, for their unremitting attention during their sad bereavement.
Chronicle Saturday 20 February 1915 page 31
MILES, George, wife (Elizabeth, son Jesse?)
This family also appear to have arrived aboard 'Henry Porcher' 01 July 1838
MOTT, Joseph snr, Mary Ann DUDLEY, Joseph, David, William, Amos, Martha, Ann, James, Pleasant, Isaac
MOTT, Joseph snr 15 May 1796 - 05 November 1863 at Macclesfield, SA
Born East Hanningfield, Essex, England Son of David and Martha MOTT Occupation of Farmer Resided Macclesfield, Watergate and Echunga
Mr. JosephMott, an old and respected colonist, resident near Macclesfield, died on Wednesday, the 6th instant, and his remains were consigned to their last resting place, at the Wesley an Chapel of this township, by the Rev. J. U. Wright, who delivered a very impressive address. The deceased was followed by a numerous family and a large circle of friends.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 14 November 1863 page 4
MOTT, Mary Ann nee DUDLEY 05 January 1791 -
Mrs. Joseph Mott. She, with her husband and eight children, arrived in tho ship Rajasthan, and anchored in South Australian waters on the same day as the ship Java—February 6, 1840. Mrs. Mott was born on January 5, 1791 and is now in her one hundred and second year. East Hau mingfield, in the County of Essex, England, was the place of her birth. Her mother died when she was quite young. She had also one brother and one sister, but the days of letter-writing, cheap postage, and quick correspondence had not then arrived at the perfection of our modern times. Her brother enlisted when very young in the Royal Artillery, and was for many years a pensioner of the Home Government. He died in Dublin about twenty years since. She has never heard of her sister since her arrival in this colony. She was brought up to hard work, and boasts now of many an acre of potatoes and peas she has hoed, and now even could distinguish a good ploughman if she saw him at work in the field. On arriving in the colony they first resided at the Reedbeds, which distance she walked daily to and fro as a charwoman to Mr. C. B. Fisher's and to then Mr. (now Sir) John Morphett's. She came to Macclesfield about forty years ago, and has resided in that district ever since. Her eldest daughter will be seventy-five years of age on June 13 next, and her mother says in speaking of her daughter that she is not at all strong. Nearly all her sons are in the Tatiara district; one daughter only is dead. Mrs. Mott has never seen modern Adelaide, and I think she is the only one of the old colonists who did not get" a photograph taken for the group. In order to make it complete I would suggest to those old colonists who can afford it they should instruct a photographer to call on her for the purpose of completing the group, as the pioneers are fast passing away now. She has over 200 descendants — children, grand children, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Tho old lady is very devout.
Evening Journal Thursday 26 May 1892 page 2
MOTT, Joseph jnr
MOTT, Pleasant MOTT, Isaac
MUNDON John, Sarah CRESDEE PERKINS William, wife (Sarah DOUELL?), 2 sons
PORTER, William, Elizabeth SMITH, William, Sarah, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, James, Emma
POTTER James, Elizabeth CONSTABLE, son PUTTOCK William, wife RANKLEY William
ROBERTS, Edward, Ellen Sophia SCHOLES
ROBERTS, Ellen Sophia nee SCHOLES
Mrs. Edward Roberts, who with her husband arrived in the ship Rajasthan in February, 1840. For about forty-five years past she has resided at Walton, near Greenock, where she died on Sunday last. Mr. Roberts died about eight years since.
Evening Journal Wednesday 12 February 1890 page 2
STANFORD TAYLOR William THOMAS E Robins TILNEY George Edward TREHEARN Sarah WALDREN Margaret WHITE WINTER Elizabeth WINTER Thomas
WISHART, Alexander, Lilias CROMBIE, John, Janet, James
WOOD Henry WOOD John (d aft arr), wife YATES Thomas, wife (Eliza?), dau