Grateful thanks to David Wilson and the Kangaroo Island Pioneer Association for assistance with information and photographs of passengers on this ship
Duke of York By Ida M. Forsyth The Duke of York, the first of the vessels bringing settlers to South Australia to arrive in South Australian waters, was a Falmouth packet. Built for speed, her earliest years were spent on the run be tween Falmouth and New York. In those days she was a brig and carried a man o' war crew. When the South Australian Company bought her another mast was added, and she was turned into a barque and fitted out for the expedition. Inthe charge of Capt. Morgan, this gallant little barque of 190 tons set sail for the new colony on February 24, 1836. Meeting rough seas inthe English Channel, the vessel had to put back twice for repairs, having had every thing washed off the decks by heavy seas. One is not surprised to read that one woman, a maid-servant of Mrs. Beare's, left the boat at Gravesend. A piano was also deposited there as it could not be accommodated inthe hold. The settlers had waited some time in London before a start could be made, and during that time they tried to fit themselves for their new life by practising pitching tents and doing other unaccustomed duties in preparation for "roughing it" in Australia. They had six guns aboard, and plenty of round shot and cannister to load them with, but through an oversight there was not a pound of gunpowder on the ship, excepting a private supply of sporting powder carried by Mr. Beare. The Duke of York arrived at Nepean Bay on June 27. It was then that discussion arose among the passengers as to who should be the first to set foot inthe new land, and Capt. Morgan decided that the youngest inthe party- Baby Beare-should be the first to land. Rowed to shore by the sailors, her little feet were planted firmly on the wet sand amid cheers from the passengers. The settlers were notthe first white inhabitants of Kangaroo Island, for there were a number of men there, mostly runaways from ships, engaged principally in obtaining wallaby skins. One of these men had been on the island for 22 years. They were at first afraid of the settlers, but soon became friendly, and brought them vegetables, poultry, and other luxuries that must have been very acceptable after their long voyage. A group of 13 came out inthe Duke of York under agreement with the South Australian Company. Samuel Stephens was in charge of the party and Thomas Hudson Beare second in command. A mulberry tree brought inthe Duke of York was planted on Kangaroo Island. Passengers' Descendants Inthe boat were Capt. Robert C. Morgan, a copy of whose diary of the voyage is inthe Archives, Mr. Richard son (first mate), Samuel Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hudson Beare, with four daughters and one son, Charlotte Hudson Beare (sister of T. H. Beare), who married Samuel Stephens soon after arrival, Daniel Henry Schreyrogel, Thomas Mitchell, Charles Powell George Neale, William West, Robert Frazer, Russdll, G. Maisey, Israel Maisey, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, and W. H. Hamilton. Miss Adelaide Blades, who is representing this ship, is a direct descendant, through her mother, of Thomas Hudson Beare. Among other well-known people in South Australia whose ancestors arrived inthe Duke of York are: Dr. Frank H. Beare, Dr. Arthur Powell, Dr. Harry Powell, Mesdames F. J. Blades, Alan H. Lendon. D. G. McKay. G. K. Soward, E. W. Archer, W. Cooper. Beaumont. M. E. Kennedy. Carnie. Maitland. Sister E. M. Powell, and Messrs. Charles Edmonds. H. Archer, John Beare, and W. L. H. Beare.
News Tuesday 04 August 1936 page 6
BEARE, Charlotte Hudson 1788 - 16 December 1875 in Adelaide, SA
Born Winchester, England
Death of another Pioneer.— We have to record the death on the morning of December 16 of Mrs. Charlotte Hudson Stephens, at the advanced age of 93. She arrived on the 27th July, 1836, in the ship Duke of York— the first vessel that brought any settlers to these shores —with her brother, Mr. T. H. Beare, who was in the service of the South Australian Company. In the following August Miss Beare was married to Mr. Samuel Stephens, the first Manager of the South Australian Company, and she lived with him for about a year at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. When Adelaide was laid out, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens settled in North Adelaide, but the death of Mr. Stephens from a fall from his horse on Gleeson's Hill left her a widow in January, 1340. Since that time Mrs. Stephens has led a retired life, but her kindness of heart and many admirable qualities endeared her to a large circle of friends. She preserved her faculties to the last, and her intimate knowledge of early colonists and early colonial events made her conversation interesting to all who knew her.
South Australian Register Saturday 01 January 1876 page 6
Buried Myponga, SA
BEARE, Thomas Hudson, Lucy Ann LOOSE, William Loose, Lucy Anne, Arabella, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Daughter
BEARE, Thomas Hudson 30 December 1792 - 07 November 1861 at Myponga, SA
Born Winchester, Ham. England, son of Thomas and Martha BEARE Occupations of Pastoralist, Building Sureveyor residing at Kingscote, Cowandilla, Netley and Myponga Buried Myponga Cemetery
His wife died in September 1837 six weeks after childbirth. Soon afterwards the family moved to the main land and settled at Netley, near Richmond. In 1840 T. Hudson Beare married Lucy Bull, by whom he had nine children. Mrs. R. H. Edmunds, the eldest daughter died in her eighty-first year. Mrs. W. J. Kennedy (Bessie Beare) lived with her youngest daughter, Mrs. L. G. Harrison, at the Gap, Naracoorte. Prof. Sir. T. Hudson Beare, one of the State's most brilliant scholars, won the S.A. Scholarship in 1880, and since 1901 was Regius Professor of Engineering at the Edinburgh University. Two of his brothers were solicitors at Kadina and Moonta. Both died in the prime of life. Mr. E. A. Beare was Mayor of Wallaroo. Mr. William Loose Beare, after his retirement from the position of manager of. the Bungaree Station, came to live in Clare, and built the fine house in which Mrs. John Christison nowresides, and he and his family lived there until they went to Glenelg. His youngest daughter Miss Nellie Beare attended Miss Steele's Seminary, which was conducted in the residence which the Wien-Smith family now occupy. The second in command at Miss Steele's Seminary was Miss Lamb. Amongst the pupils at that time, about 1877, on addition to Miss Nellie Beare, were Sister French, the late Mr. H. A French; the late Miss A. Brinkworth, the Misses Siviour (of Redhill), Misses Rowlands (of Redhill), Misses Minna and Lassie Gebhardt (of Burra), Misses Work (of Clare), Miss Newman (Clare), and many others. Boys were also pupils at Miss Steele's Seminary, and amongst them were Messrs. H. A. French, C. Rix, R. H. Tilbrook, C. A. Harder,, and several others. — Ed. Northern Argus. Northern Argus Friday 31 July 1936 page 6 BEARE.-- On the 7th November, at his residence, Myponga, Mr. ThomasHudsonBeare, aged 63 years, brother to Mrs. Samuel Stephens. The deceased was the first storekeeper and general manager to the South Australian Company at Kangaroo Island. He was one of the pioneers of the colony, having landed at Kangaroo Island in the Duke of York in July, 1836, in company with his brother-in-law, Samuel Stephens, Esq., the first manager of the South Australian Company in Adelaide.
South Australian Register Thursday 14 November 1861 page 2\
In 1861 Thomas Hudson Beare was buried in the Methodist Chapel yard, Myponga. He came out in the Duke of York, in 1836, with his wife, sister, and four children. Mrs. Beare was the first white woman buried on Kangaroo Island. Her grave is in the old cemetery near the famous mulberry tree. T. Hudson Beare married again and founded a second family. He took up land near Myponga, where he died. The pioneer window in Christ Church, Yankalilla, commemorates him. In 1914. Professor Hudson Beare came out with the British scientists and made a pilgrimage to his father's grave. The spot has been obliterated by time, but the record of the burial is in the register.
Observer Saturday 19 January 1924 page 19
The Church of England here has recently received a handsome donation in the form of a stained glass window, the donor with delicate modesty desiring his name to be concealed. It is fitted up at the chance end of Christ Church, is of tasteful design, and bears in addition to the orthodox cross and I.H.S., the in scription — ' In memory of ThomasHudson Beare, one of the pioneers of the colony.' The dim religious light admitted through this window falls upon the communion table below, and with its varied and pleasing colors affords an object upon which the eye can rest with comfort and pleasure. The gift is valued at £16.
The South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 16 August 1862 page 2
The story of the arrival of the Beare family is a story of the beginning, when pioneering was no picturesque picnic-like enterprise but an undertaking of considerable hazard and unexampled discomfort. In February, 1836, the South Australian Company's sailing ship, Duke of York, left St. Catherines Dock Docks in command of Capt. Morgan, with the first batch of colonists for South Australia. One of the passengers was ThomasHudsonBeare. If snob & dung were possible, what a striking contrast: might be afforded by a comparison of the old Duke of York—wrecked many years ago "on the Queensland coast— with the palatial mailboat in which ThomasHudson Beare set out, for Australia, not as a colonist going to a strange land, but as the renowned son of a young nation returning in triumph to hie birthplace. Thomas HudsonBeare got at best a doubtful reception from he half-dozen wild whalers who dwelt upon Kangaroo Island ere the foundation of the colony. —The First Pioneers.-- The voyage of the Duke of York was not without incident. Hardly was the good ship out of sight of land than she encountered a storm of such severity that she had to put back for repairs. Again she set out, and again she returned to the harbour for repair. Undaunted, she faced the rage of the sea a third time, and, struggling clear of the English Channel, earned a more or less fine passage to South Australia. She had on board a devout ship's company. It is recorded that every night prayers were offered, and on Sunday, both morning and evening, divine service was held. On Wednesday, July 27, 1836, Captain Morgan dropped anchor in Nepean Hay, Kangaroo Island, and the first batch of settlers reached the new land —Mr. Samuel Stephens (first manager of the South Australian Company), Mr. ThomasHudson Beare, Mrs. Lucy Ann Beare, and the following children:—Lucy, Arabella, Elizabeth, and William L. Beare, also Charlotte HudsonBeare (afterwards Mrs. Samuel Stephens), and Messrs. Thomas Mitchell, Charles Powell, D. H. Schreyvogie." W. West, and C. Neall. There was some rivalry as to whose feet should be the first to touch the South Australian shore. One had either to be carried ashore on the back of one of the sailors or wade through the surf. The captain settled the dispute as to the priority of the pioneers. Amid the cheers of the emigrants, "Baby Beare" was carried through the surf by one of the sailors, and set upon the beach. That night the pioneers slept upon the ship, and in the early morning she suddenly heeled over; as if exhausted by the long voyage. The passengers rushed for the boats, and there was a very natural panic. "The captain, however, allayed the universal alarm by explaining that he had anchored in too shallow water, and the ship had swung--round, and grounded on a muddy bottom in an ebbing tide." Thus did the first pioneers go ashore a second time. —Settlement on Kangaroo Island-.— Of the condition of Kagaroo Island in those early years much has already been written; and it is unecessary, therefore, to detail the subsequent arrivals, the abdication of the self-elected Whaler-governor of the island, and the other incidents which the historian has recorded. The fortunes of the Beare family may, however, be followed with profit, Thomas HudsonBeare was deputy manager under Samuel Stephens, and the two were shortly afterwards even more closely united by the marriage of Mr. Stephens and Charlotte HudsonBeare. The deputy manager brought materials with which to build a house, and the ruins of the cottage which he erected still Stand on the island. He also brought fruit trees of all kinds, The celebrated mulberry tree at Kingscote is said to have been planted by him, and almond trees which he planted near his home are still growing. His first wife died within two years of their arrival in the State and in 1840 he married again, his choice falling upon Lucy, the second daughter of the Rev. J. Bull, of Clipston Church, Northampton, a sister of the Rev. J. W. Bull (the author of "Early Experiences of Colonial Life in South Australia"), and Dr. G. Bull, who was better known in Victoria. Leaving Kangaroo Island somewhere about the year 1840, Thomas Hudson Beare took up land at Netley, in the Reedbeds district, and there he remained until 1859, when he went to Myponga, Two years later he died. His second wife died in September, 1887.
Observer Saturday 15 August 1914 page 50
ThomasHudsonBeare. In the primitive settlement at Kangaroo Island ThomasHudsonBeare was closely associated with Capt. Morgan and Samuel Stephens. He was an officer of the South Australian Company, second in command. Having disembarked from the Duke of York, Beare, his wife, and four children were located in a small canvas tent, where they endured great privations. On the mother the strain must have been specially severe. She was taken seriously ill, and no doctor being available, the husband could only watch the progress of the malady in helpless agony. After giving birth to a daughter, the wife and mother passed away. Her grave in the old cemetery at Kingscote is one of the oldest in the State. On the tombstone is the family crest, with the words inscribed. 'Bear and forbear,' beneath which is the following epitaph: — 'In loving memory of our mother, Lucy Ann Beare, wife of Thomas Beare, who died 3rd September, 1837, aged 34 years. Arrived by the Duke of York, 27th July, 1836.' I cannot tell when Mr. Beare's connection with the South Australian Company ceassd. I believe he engaged in farming at or near Myponga. and died there in November, 1854, the body being buried in the Myponga Cemetery connected with the local Anglican Church.
The Register Saturday 23 February 1924 page 6
BEARE, Lucy Ann nee LOOSE 1803 - Died 03 September 1837 at Kingscote, KI
About a year after the landing a fourth little daughter was born, and Mrs. Beare died six weeks afterwards. She was buried in a vault in the cemetery, near the historic mulberry tree which her husband brought out in a pot from England, and which grew and flourished exceedingly.
Buried Kingscote Old Pioneer Cemetery Died at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, in child-bed, on the 3rd of September, Lucy Ann, wife of Mr. ThomasHudsonBeare, aged 34.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 14 October 1837 page 4
BEARE, William Loose 1825 - 16 July 1910 at Glenelg, SA
Born Ham, England. Buried Brighton SA
Mr. W. L. Beare is the son of Thomas HudsonBeare, and arrived in the Duke of York, landing at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, on July 27, 1836. The Duke of York was the first ship to arrive in South Australia with passengers, and was dispatched by the South, Australian Company to settle this State in terms of the conditions of the foundation of the co.
Gadfly Wednesday 23 December 1908 page 11
DEATH OF MR. W. L. BEARE. 'Another breach in- the ever-thinning ranks of South Australia's earlest pioneers has been caused by the death of Mr, W. L. Beare, which occurred at his residence, Glenelg, on Saturday night. In his case the term "pioneer" could be applied with its deepest significance, for he was one who, forsaking the comforts of town life, went out into the country and devoted, the whole of his energies to rural pursuits. Only when advancing years had told on him did he take up his residence at Glenelg, and there he spent much of his time in his garden, besides evincing an interest in local affairs. For some time his health had been failing, but only during last week was there any indication that the end was at hand. —Early Days.-- WilliamLooseBeare was one of the few persons who could boast of having lived in South Australia prior to its proclamation. He arrived in the Duke of York, and was the last survivor of the company who came out in that vessel. She anchored in Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, on July 27, 1836. His father, the late Mr. T. H. Beare-, was second in command of the South 'Australian Company, and five members of his family occupied the cabin of the ship, with Messrs. S. Stephens (mauager) and D. H. Schrevogel (clerk), of that company. The subject of this sketch celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday on February 6, and he always retained a wonderfully clear recollection of the incidents that occurred when, as a boy of 10} years, be first set foot ion. South Australian soil., Mr. Beare's baby sister was the first to land on arrival, the State and boat's crew having rowed ashore and placed the little one on Die beach at a spot now known as Beare's Point. He often remarked that so long as he lived the memory of the beauty of Australia's natural scenery, as he had seen it long ago, would remain with him. —The Twenty-eighth.-- Mr. Beare had become quite an identity at the Glenelg commemoration festivities; for he had not missed one of the 73 "twenty-eighths" at the Bay. He was one of six men present at last year's celebration who were in the province when the proclamation was read by Governor Hindmarsh, on December 28, 1836. The other five were Messrs. H. T. Morris, W. and J. Chittleborough, J. Breaker, and W. Othams, all of whom were Buffalo passengers. For many years he, with Mr. Morris, responded to the toast of "The pioneers," and when declining powers rendered it difficult for him to make his voice heard at these gatherings he wrote what he wished to say. and entrusted a younger man to read it. At the 1909 celebration Mr. Beare, in the course of his reply, observed: —"It is 73 years since I landed in the province of South Australia with my parents. Our first landing place was Kingscote, Kan garoo Island, on July 27, 1836. Although so many years have elapsed, my recollection of the event is as vivid as if it were yesterday. On reaching the shore a thanks giving service was held, over which the master of the Duke of York (Capt. Morgan) presided. The first official act, after the acknowledgment to the Almighty for His beneficence in bringing the voyage to a successful conclusion, was the declaration of Kingscote as a township by the late Mr. Samuel Stevens (manager of the South Australian Company). I am exceedingly pleased to see present so many old friends who have survived the wear and tear of so many years, and 1 trust we may be spared to meet another year." —Presented to the King.-- Naturally the pioneers and anything associated with the infant days of the State claimed Mr. Beare's warmest interest, but the one episode of which he was most proud was his presentation to King George V., who, when visiting Australia as the Duke of Cornwall and York, in 1901, addressed the pioneers. —Peer and Pioneer-- Farming and pastoral pursuits engaged Mr. Beare's attention, and he followed with keen interest the wonderful growth of the State. Among other events in his career he had the opportunity, while managing Rylands Station for Mr. Taylor, to meet the late Marquis of Salisbury, who had come out for colonial experience, and some years ago he was the recipient from the arquis of an autograph portrait, in. memory of the time they had spent together. Afterwards he managed Bungaree Station for the Hawker family, and was always an authority concerning sheep and stock. He was one of the oldest justices of the peace in South Australia, but had taken no prominent part in public life. On one occasion he contested Parliament for the old Clare district, where he had resided for many years, hut was defeated. —Friend of the Aborigines.-- Mr. Beare had strong sympathy for the aborigines. In one of his speeches he said he felt strongly the justice of giving the natives, who had practically been robbed of. the country, more recognition, especially on Commemoration Day, not to remind them that the land had been taken away from them, but as a mere matter of justice. He -was sorry that there' had been a tendency to cut down the vote to the aborigines in the Estimates. If necessary he would like to see a tax put upon every soul in order that the natives might live the rest of their lives as happily as possible. —The Family.-- The family of the deceased consists of three sons and fire-daughters. One of the sons is Mr. Charles Beare, who is manager at Mauritius for Messrs. Charles Jacobs and Sons. Mr. E. A. Beare, solicitor, of Kadina and Prof. Hudson Beare, of the Edinburgh University, are brothers.
Observer Saturday 23 July 1910 page 37
BEARE, Lucy Anne 1827 - 1861 Married On the 28th December, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. James Farrell, Francis Duval, of Myponga, eldest son of the late Francis Duval, and nephew to Lewis Duval, Esq., of Petersburgh-house, Bayswater, near London, to Lucy Anne, eldest daughter of ThomasHudsonBeare, Esq. of Netley.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 30 December 1843 page 4
BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES. Lot 11. PROSPECT VILLAGE RESIDENCE AND LAND. The Land is Block 47 of Section 318, and contains Eight ACRES on which is situated a Substantial FAMILY RESIDENCE., well built of Stone, and containing Eight Rooms, with Stables, Rainwater Tank (capable of holding 10,000 Gallons), Garden, &c., &c. This Property is known as the late Mr. Duval's, and will be sold subject to a mortgage of £500, bearing interest at 10 per cent, per annum.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 20 April 1861 page 1
BEARE, Arabella Charlotte 1832 - 11 November 1905 at North Quorn, SA
T. Hudson Beare's youngest little daughter, Arabella Charlotte Beare (Baby Beare), on her third birthday was carried ashore by the sailors, while her parents were at breakfast. Thus she was the first of the new settlers to set foot on Kangaroo Island. She afterwards married G. H. Williams, solicitor, of Auburn, and Quorn.
The small child Arabella Beare, was landed on July 27, 1836, from the DukeofYork, the first settlers' ship to arrive in South Australia, and became the first settler to set foot on South Australian soil. This episode was recalled in a picturesque ceremony during the South Australian centenary celebrations in 1936.
News Saturday 03 August 1940 page 2
Mrs. Arabella Charlotte Williams, relict of Mr. George Edwin Williams, solicitor, died at the residence of her son George, at North Quorn, this morning, aged 74 years. The deceased arrived with her parents in the ship Duke of York on her birthday, July 26, 1836. landing at Kangaroo, Island. Mr. W. L. Beare of Glenelg, her brother, is now the only survivor of the colonists who arrived at Kangaroo Island in the first ship to reach South Australia - the Duke of York. The deceased had been ailing for some time. She left six sons, two daughters,: a number of grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, besides one sister, Mrs. Archer, and half-brothers and sisters. The deceased was remarkably conversant with the early history of the State, and saw the coffin containing the body of Colonel Light lowered into the grave in Light-square.
Chronicle Saturday 11 November 1905 page 12
BEARE, Charlotte Hudson 1832 - 16 December 1875 at North Adelaide, SA
Married Samuel STEPHENS
STEPHENS.-- On the 16th December, at Mackinnon-parade, at the age of 93, Charlotte Hudson, widow of the late Samuel Stephens, Esq., first Colonial Manager of the South Australian Company. A colonist of over 39 years.
South Australian Register Friday 17 December 1875 page 4
Death of another Pioneer.— We have to record the death on the morning of December 16 of Mrs. Charlotte Hudson Stephens, at the advanced age of 93. She arrived on the 27th July, 1836, in this ship Duke of fork— the first vessel that brought any settlers to these shores —with her brother, Mr. T. H. Beare, who was in the service of the South Australian Company. In the following August Miss Beare was married to Mr. Samuel Stephens, the first Manager of the South Australian Company, and she lived with him for about a year at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. When Adelaide was laid out, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens settled in North Adelaide, but the death of Mr. Stephens from a fall from his horse on Gleeson's Hill left her a widow in January, 1840. Since that time Mrs. Stephens has led a retired life, but her kindness of heart and many admirable qualities endeared her to a large circle of friends. She preserved her faculties to the last, and her intimate knowledge of early colonists and early colonial events made her conversation interesting to all who knew her.
South Australian Register Saturday 01 January 1876 page 6
BEARE, Elizabeth 1832 - 09 January 1846 at Netley, SA
Commemoration plaque at Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery KI
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 31 E 46 Today is the 71st anniversary of the arrival of the barque DukeofYork at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, the vessel having left London on February 26, 1836, under the command of Captain R. G. Morgan. There were 13 passengers, including the manager of the South Australian Company (the late Mr. Samuel Stephens), the late Mr. Thomas Hudson Beare (second in command) and his family, of whom Mr. William L. Beare still survives. Mr. Beare says the Dukeof York dropped anchor at 12 noon on July 27, 1836, in Nepean Bay, about half a mile from the shore. The sails were clewed up, the fore-lower-stunsail-boom was swung out, and two whaleboats were lowered. While the passengers were at dinner Mr. Beare's two-year-old sister Eliza was missed, and it transpired that the second mate (Robert Russell) and two of the seamen had taken the little maid, who was a general favorite, ashore in one of the boats and filled her hands with shells, and also brought back a bird's nest, in which there were three or four green eggs. Three days later the Lady Mary Pelham (Captain Robert Ross) arrived at Kingscote.
The Express and Telegraph Saturday 27 July 1907 page 1 Elizabeth, daughter of Mr T. H. Beare, of Netley, died on Friday the 9th instant. The fatal accident occurred on the Wednesday preceding, from a portion of her dress (a light gauze one) coming in contact with some embers on the hearth, and although the affectionate father partially succeeded in extinguishing the fire at imminent personal risk, the injuries were such as to baffle medical skill. After lingering several days, she finally expired in her twelfth year; the tranquillity and ever joyful hope of her last moments having assisted in consoling her parents and surviving friends.
South Australian Register Wednesday 28 January 1846 page 2
BEARE, Daughter Born and died on the Voyage to Australia 1836-1836
CLAIDEN / CLAIDON John
CLAVELL, William Edward
COREYS / DOREY, Julian 3rd mate
DORRINGTON, George Crew
FORBES, Charles R P/B Crew
GLANSFORD, George Crew
Residing in Port Lincoln March 1884 ??
GLORIOUS, Octavious Crew
GREEN, Henry Crew
HAMILTON, Charlotte 1818 - 17 July 1905 at Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island Wife of William Homes HAMILTON - crew on the ship Buried Kingscote, KI
HAMILTON, William Holmes 07 February 1820 - 25 December 1916 at Adelaide, SA Crew
Born London, England Son of Richard HAMILTON and Ann nee HOLMES Occupation of Farmer residing at Kingscote, Emy Bay and Happy Valley
The death of WilliamHolmes Hamilton, senr., which occurred at Adelaide on Christmas morning, at the age of 96, removes another old and respected Island resident from our midst. Mr Hamilton arrived at Kangaroo Island in the ship Buffalo in 1837, and with the exception of a few years spent on the mainland had resided In the district ever since, where be held several farm properties. Deceased has had a wonderful career, and though attaining the ripe old age of 96, could, until about eighteen months ago, get about far better than many a younger man, and could read without the aid of glasses. Latterly, however his health failed, and it was only recently that be was removed from the home of his daughter, Mrs Gobeil, at Salt Lagoon, to the city.
Kangaroo Island Courier Saturday 30 December 1916 page 2
JAMESON, Joseph Crew
JONES, John Crew
KINGSCOTE, Henry 25 May 1802 - 13 July 1882 at Westminster, England Occupation of Business Director and resided at Beaumont, SA Founding Director of the South Australian Company.
Born at Hinton, Hampshire, Kingscote was educated at Harrow and devoted much of his early life to cricket and hunting. After a narrow escape from drowning he turned his attention to religion and good works; becoming a friend of bishop Charles Blomfield, he helped found the Church of England Scripture Readers' Association and the Metropolitan Visiting and Relief Association. He also helped found churches and schools, sent aid to the Irish poor, sent aid to British troops in Crimea, and tried to found workshops for the blind. He was one of the founders of the British and Colonial Emigration Society, the South Australian Company, and the National Orphan Home at Ham Common. He died on 13 July 1882 at Westminster.
Kingscote, as the first official settlement on Kangaroo Island, must always contain much of interest to the general public. It was named after SirHenry Kingscote, who was appointed a director of the South Australian Company on October 15, 1835. He was also the first chairman of the board of directors of the South Australian Banking Company.
Kingscote, the largest township, was named after a Mr. Henry Kingscote, who landed on the Island from the 'Duke of York' on July 27th 1836 and was a Director of the South Australian Company.
Kangaroo Island Courier Friday 24 June 1949 page 1
LIDDIARD, Thomas Crew
MARSHALL, Thomas Crew
MASSING / MASSINEY, G Crew
MAZEY, Israel 1817 - 26 June 1894 at Alberton, SA
MAZEY, Israel Crew of the ship Born Berkshire, England Buried Alberton Cemetery
Among the old colonists present at Glenelg on Commemoration Day was Mr. William Mazey, who claims that his father, Mr. Israel Mazey, was the first white man to land at Holdfast Bay. Mr. Mazey, sen., arrived at Kangaroo Island in the schooner DukeofYork in the early part of 1836. With a companion, Mr. Robert Russell, Mr. Mazey left the island in a small open boat for the mainland of South Australia. After a rough voyage up the gulf the daring couple landed at Holdfast Bay on July 28, 1836. exactly five months before Governor Hindmarsh and his settlers arrived. The two men began to work in South Australia, but after a few years they went to the Victorian goldfields, where Mr. Mazey accumulated a small fortune. He returned to South Australia some years later, married, and settled down, and spent the remainder of his life as a fisherman. There were 12 children of the marriage, Mr. William Mazey has remained in this State for many years, and has spent his life in the bush. It is interesting to recall that the DukeofYork foundered on the return trip to England. All on board were drowned.
Observer Saturday 06 January 1917 page 32
THE LATE MR. I. MAZEY. On Thursday afternoon the remains of Mr. Israel Mazey were interred in the Alberton Cemetery. His funeral left King-street Alberton, at 3 o'clock. A number of the old residents in Alberton assembled at the grave, amongst them being Mr. S.Lillie (a colonist of 1836), and Messrs. Eley, J. Charlton, and S. Burge. The Rev. F. W. Wilkinson conducted the Church of England burial service over the body, and the funeral arrangements were undertaken by Mr. W. F. Deslandes.
The Advertiser Friday 29 June 1894 page 6
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. REMINISCENCES OF THE EARLY DAYS. Mr. Israel Mazey, one of the earliest of South Australian pioneers, died at his residence, King street, Alberton, on Tuesday evening, aged about 80 years. He came to the colony as an ordinary seaman in the Duke of York, which was the first vessel to arrive in Soutb Australia on behalf of the South Australian Company, which had then just been floated in England. The Duke of York anchored in Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, on July 27, 1836 and remained there about six weeks. She then sailed for Hobart. In Hobart Mr. Mazey ran away from his ship and found his way back to Kangaroo Island, where he remained for abo9ut three years, employed as a blacksmith under the South Australian Company. In 1830, with the late pilot, Ben Germein, and three others he left the island for the Old Port in an open boat, and under the pilot's skilful management the boat safely reached her destination. Mr. Mazey remained at the Old Port for some years, where he found employment as a lighterman. Thence he removed to Bowden, but shortly afterwards left for Alberton. For a number of years he followed the occupation of a fisherman. He became smitten with the gold fever which broke out) in Victoria, and left the colony to try his luck at the diggings. Fortune, however, did not smile on him, and after a short stay he returned to South Australia and for 3 (short period followed farming at Blumberg. This he relinquished in order to resume the calling of a fisherman, which had a greater charm for him. He continued iu this employment until after the death of his wife, which occurred 16 years ago. Mr. Mazey often related interesting reminiscences with which he was personally connected of the early pioneer days. Amongst the Duke of York's passengers was Mr. W. L. Beare, of Glenelg, who is believed to be the only one now alive of those who cams to South Australia in the vessel. The captain decided that this gentleman's daughter should be the first to land, and Mr. Mazey was fond of narrating the part he played in having this purpose carried out. The boat in which Mr. Beare's daughter was conveyed to the shore was in charge of the second mate, Mr. Robert Russell, who died at Queenstown a few years back. Mr. Mazey often stated that it was he who passed the child out of the boat to Mr. Russell, who took her in his arms and waded ashore, placing the little one's feet on dry land. During the vessel's stay at Kangaroo Island a party from her, of which Mr. Mazey was one, got bushed in the dense scrub, and were three days before they found their way back to the ship. For some time past the old gentleman had been ailing, but he was able to get about until within a week of his death. A family of 10 children survive him, all of whom are married with the exception of one son. The majority reside at Alberton. Ho also leaves 45 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. His remains will be interred in the Woodville Cemetery this afternoon.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 30 June 1894 page 9
MITCHELL, Henry 1815 - 15 July 1864 in Adelaide, SA
Admitted to the Destitute Asylum in April 1864 with child Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 8 W 49
MITCHELL, Thomas 24 June 1817 - 02 May 1871 at Kadina, SA Crew on the ship
Born Cuckfield, Sussex, England Son of Samuel MITCHELL and Mary Ann nee PICKNELL Buried Payneham Cemetery Occupations of Miller and Butcher, residing at Kadina and Stepney, SA
MITCHELL.—On 2nd May, at Kadina, Mr. ThomasMitchell, late of Stepney, aged 51 years.
Adelaide Advertiser Saturday 06 May 1871 page 2
MORGAN, Robert Clark 13 March 1798 - 23 September 1864 at South Yarra, Vic.
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Born Shadwell, Whitechapel, England Died of Chronic Kidney Disease Buried Melbourne General Cemetery
Captain of the Duke of York Captain R C Morgan sailed the barque 'Duke of York' into Nepean Bay, 105 years ago tomorrow 26th July, 1836. It was the first ship to arrive with settlers for South Australia. After the passengers were landed, the ship sailed for Sydney, where shortly afterwards it went ashore and became a total wreck. For many years Captain Morgan was in charge of the London Missionary Society's yacht 'John Williams' tending to the needs of their missionaries in the South Sea Islands. This photo (which appears in 'Records of the London Missionary Society'.) has been sent to us by the Rev. Leonard Hurst, Australian Secretary of the L.M.S. to whom we publicly express our thanks.
Kangaroo Island Courier Friday 25 July 1941 page 4
MORGAN - On the 23rd inst., at Lowisham cottage, Arthur street, South Yarra, RobertClark Morgan, formerly commander of the missionary barque John Williams, aged sixty-six years.
The Age Tuesday 27 September 1864 page 4
NEALE, Daniel/George 1809 - 27 March 1854 at North Adelaide, SA
NEALE, John 1806 - 1858
PORTEUS, Andrew Crew
POWELL, Charles, wife
POWELL, Charles Bendin 01 March 1810 - 12 January 1898 at Walkerville, SA
Commemoration Plaque Kingscote Pioneer Cemetery
Born Hackney Wick, England Buried North Road Cemetery
A FIRST-SHIP PIONEER. THE LATE MR. C. B. POWELL. In to-day's issue we record the death of Mr. Charles Bendin Powell, of Upper Walkerville iu his eighty-eighth year. Mr. Powell, who was born at Hackney Wick on March, 1, 1810, arrived at Kangaroo Island on July 27, 1838, in the barque Duke of York. She was the first vessel of the South Australian Company's fleet to arrive in St. Vincent's Gulf, and Mr. Powell was the last survivor of the adult passengers who came out by her. Mrs. Powell, who died about two years ago, was also an old colonist, having arrived in the Royal Admiral in January, 1838. They were married by the Rev. C. B. Howard in Trinity Church on May 14, 1838. Mr. Powell leaves two sons and two daughters and thirty-seven grandchildren, some of the latter being members of the legal and medical professions. In the early part of 1836 Mr. Powell was engaged by the South Australian Company as gardener, the terms being a free passage to the colony and £1 ls a week, with rations on arrival. He was supplied with nearly every description of vegetable seeds; the Company also put on board apple, pear, and plum trees, and a few vines. The Duke of York arrived after an excellent passage for that period of 113 days from the last port of departure, having beaten about the Channel for some weeks previously. "We found," said Mr. Powell to an interviewer recently, "eleven white men and eight native women on the island. Amongst the former were the late George Bates and W. Whalley, who had lived there for many years. Captain Wright had a cutter which traded between the island and Launecston. She loaded with salt, skins, &c., and returned with provisions for the islanders. This trade must have been carried on for some time, as there was a good beaten track between the salt deposits and the beach. The Lady Mary Pelham—another Company's vessel—arrived three days after us, and her cargo, as well as the Duke of York's, was landed on thr island. Some time after the brig Rapid arrived, and Colonel Light, having received some information from the islanders, nearly all of whom had whaleboats, of certain bays and depths of Water on the mainland, weighed, and stood across the Gulf. He dropped anchor at what is now known as Rapid Bay, but not liking the look of the country he weighed again and stood up Gulf to where Holdfast Bay now is. I have heart it, said that the Rapid encountered a very heavy south-west- gale when anchored hero, and not having dragged a fathom the bay in consequence received the name it now bears. Shortly before the Rapid arrived the Company's schooner John Pirie came in. She also discharged her cargo on the island, and then sailed for Launceston for sheep, for the Company to. begin stocking their land on the main. The last of the fleet to arrive was the Cygnet. She had some of the surveying staff on board, and soon cleared out for the main. Mr. Samuel Stephens, who was the Manager, and whose untimely death was universally lamented, resolved upon making Kingscote the headquarters of the Company. I therefore commenced my gardening operations, and soon had many kinds of seeds in the ground, and the headway they made and the size attained in comparison with what would have been the case in England under similar circumstances were remarkable. The inhabitants of the island could not consume the Vegetables raised, and the surplus was sent in boats to the mainland. The fruit-trees and vines also did well, and from what I have heard some of them are bearing fruit yet. As for food, we had salt pork and beef, soup and bouilli, mutton bird eggs, kangaroo, wallaby, fish, and any quantity of vegetables. Fresh beef or mutton was of course not to be procurcd. There was not much teetotalismin those days, and rum was very cheap, only 4s. Cd. a gallon. Had I drunk, as heavily of it as some did I should not be here now. I have seen men drink pannikin after pannikin of up until they appeared to be more dead than alive. Tobacco was a shilling a pound. There were no taxes or Customs then. The principal currency of the island was paper, notes being issued by the Company for varying amounts, generally small. I was on the island for nearly two years; but the Company having selected land on the Port Adelaide Creek, where they intended building a wharf and making a road across the mangrove swamps to the solid ground where Alberton now is, the settlement on the island was disbanded, and my connection with the Company then ceased." After leaving the service of the South Australian Company Mr. Powell engaged in business in Adelaide for a short time, and then removed fifty-eight years ago to Walkerville, of which pleasant suburb ha and his wife were for a long time the two oldest residents. There Mr. Powell embarked in dairying, which, in conjunction* with other matters, he carried on for many years. For some time past, however, he had lived in retirement, notwithstanding his age, his faculties, with the exception of his being rather hard of hearing, were unimpaired almost to the last. It will be interesting in connection with the above sketch to give the names of the first five vessels which left- Britain for St. Vincent's Gulf, together with their dates of departure and arrival. They are as follows:— Duke of York, barque, left England April 5, 1838; arrived July 27. Lady Mary Pelham, barque, left England April 7, 1836; arrived July 30. John Pirie, schooner, left England April 3, 1836; arrived August 16. Rapid, brig, left England May 1, 1836; arrived August 21. Cygnet, barque, left England March 24, 1836; arrived September 11. Authorities vary as to the date of arrival of some vessels. In one case the advent of the Rapid is given as August 2, which is hardly likely to be correct, as that date would allow her only ninety-three days on the passage.
Evening Journal Wednesday 12 January 1898 page 3
PRITCHARD, Frederick Crew, disemb Torbay
RICHARDSON, William Mate
RILEY, James Crew, disemb Torbay
RUSSELL, Robert Frazer 1807 - 24 December 1891 at Queenstown, SA 2nd Mate
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Born Scotland Buried Cheltenham Cemetery, SA
Robert Fraser Russell, was the first white man to land in South Australia under official colonisation—at Kingscote, off the Duke of York in 1836. He carried 'Baby' Beare ashore.
Chronicle Thursday 21 November 1940 page 46 The death of an old identity, Mr. Robert Russelll, familiarly known as "Old Bob Russell," occurred at Queenstown on December 24. at the age of 85. The deceased was a very old colonist. He arrived at Kangaroo Island in 1836 as second mate of the Duke of York. Among his early experiences the following is related:—"When the vessel anchored all the passengers were very anxious to get ashore, each one eager to have the honor to set foot in the new country, but there was a baby girl on board (Mrs. Beare's), and the captain said— 'This shall be the first to land.' He called to me in the foretop, and told me to take a boat and crew and see that the child's feet were the first to touch the shore. Of course we sailors liked the idea, and when we got near the shore I told the men to hang on the oars, and wading ashore I put the little baby feet on the strand. That baby is married now." Russell, with some companions, landed on the island, and thence sailed for Sydney in the boat which had conveyed them to the island. At Moreton Bay two hands were lost, a white man and a Rotuma lad, who were killed by the natives. The survivors were rescued by a steamer, and two of the murderers were secured by a party sent out to search for them; but although handcuffed and chained to a ringbolt in a boat they freed them selves by dipping their hands through the manacles and made their escape. Russell in relating his adventures at this time is reported to have said:—"The captain and a boat's crew got lost in the scrub some days after this," and when they got back to the beach they were pretty well done up and frightened. They were kneeling down at prayer when & white man came op—a runaway convict and suspect —and seeing them down on their knees he drops down and prayed too." After engaging in whaling off the Tasmanian coast and in the South Seas Russell was reached near Keppel Island, and was again in difficulties on board the lady Wellington, which broke her back when on a voyage to South Australia. Finally he came to this colony to settle and was engaged in survey work with Captain Pollen. He is said to have known Colonel Light well when he was engaged in surveying the Port-road. He lived for many years at Queenstown, and was predeceased by his aged wife only a few months since.
The Adelaide Advertiser Monday 28 December 1891 page 4
Golden Wedding.—On September 2 the anniversary of the 60th wedding-day of Mr. and Mrs. RobertRussell was thoughtfully acknowledged by a few old colonists and friends who reside at Alberton, where the old couple have lived for many years. Mr. Russell is 83 and his wife 73 years of age. The old man was second officer of the Duke ofYork, the first vessel which arrived under commission of the South Australian Company in 1836. His wife arrived in the Catherine Stewart Forbes a year or so after. Many expressions of good feeling were made.
Observer Saturday 07 September 1889 page 29
SCHREYVOGEL, Daniel Henry Died 13 December 1886 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Clerk, residing Kangaroo Island and Yorketown Died aged 69 years Buried as SCHRYVOGEL at West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
Another of the old colonial first settlers has passed away in the person of Mr. D. H. Schreyvogel, who died on Monday morning, December 13, in his 70th year. Daniel Henry Schreyvogel was a German, who came out from London in the first ship that arrived in the colony, the Duke of York, in 1836, as a clerk in the employ of the South Australian Company. In 1836 the deceased was accidentally thrown from a horse, and received injuries which up to the time of his death seriously affected his mental faculties. For several years following the accident, however, he was engaged at the Bank of South Australia. One of his duties consisted in serving notices of dishonoured bills, and so thoroughly did his name become associated with the task that the recipients of the unwelcome documents got in the habit of saying they had been " Schreyvogeled." After leaving that situation he lived for about twenty years on capital that he had accumulated. Thereafter Mr. Thomas Giles (of Messrs. Anstey & Giles) found a sinecure for him at a sheep station on Yorke's Peninsula, but eventually he came to Adelaide, and for six years previous to his decease he was an inmate of the Destitute Asylum. He was one of the oldest members of the first Congregational Church under the late Rev. Q. T. Stow, and since the accident that befell him he received continual tokens of interest and sympathy from his fellow members. Owing to the unfortunate accident deceased was subject to many strange delusions, and frequently wrote to the Government and private individuals on various topics. Most old colonials remember the old gentleman who was so thoroughly identified with the early days of the colony, and his death will revive bygone times. The committee arranging for the Old Colonists' gathering had sent him a complimentary ticket for the conversazione only the week before his death took place. As far as we know the deceased had no relatives in the colony.
Evening Journal Monday 13 December 1886 page 2
SPRATLEY, W B/R Crew
STEPHENS, Samuel 1809 - 18 January 1840 at Glen Osmond, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 30 W-4TH Site 38 First Colonial Manager appointed by the South Australian Company to the new colony of South Australia. In 1839 he was appointed inaugural treasurer of the committee to found the Botanical and Horticultural Gardens. He was killed on his return to Adelaide on the final downhill, from an expedition up the River Murray, when his horse stumbled and rolled over him
DEATH OF MR SAMUELSTEPHENS It is our painful duty to record this week the death, by a fall from his horse, of our esteemed brother colonist Mr SAMUEL STEPHENS. In another part of our paper will be found an account of the melancholy particulars as given in evidence on the inquest which was held on Monday last. When the fatal accident took place Mr Stephens was on his return from the Murray, whither he had accompanied Mr Morphett and a party of gentlemen for the purpose of examining the special surveys taken there by Mr Morphett. A few hundred yards before reaching the brow of the last hill he had to descend, Mr Stephens proceeded in advance of the party, and was observed to halt his horse on the summit where it is usual to dismount before commencing the descent. This was the last time he was seen before the fatal accident. On reaching the foot of the hill the friends who had accompanied him found him thrown from his horse, lying insensible, and injured too seriously to admit a hope of his recovery. He was taken to the house of Mr E Gleeson, and died in about half an hour after his removal. When viewed in connexion with the rise and progress of the colony we consider this melancholy event deserving of something beyond a passing notice. Mr Stephens was one of those who took an active part in the England in the measures in which (r... . ... .........ment of our infant settlement. He was connected with the early body of colonists soon after the commission was opened and was greatly instrumental in carrying on those negotiations with the Commissioners which led in the first instance to the preliminary sales of land, and [?] to the formation of the South Australian Company. In laying down their plans for commencing operations in the colony. Mr Stephens afforded the Company important assistance; and the introduction into the Commissioners' regulations for the sale of land of a clause authorising special surveys is also, we believe, to be attributed to him. It is foreign to our present purpose to discuss the policy or impolicy of this privilege, or to weigh the objections that have been urged against it on the supposition that it militates in theory and in practice against the fundamental principles of the colony; but the advantages which it gave a body commanding a capital so great as that of the South Australian Company, are too obvious to require pointing out. So far as they have availed themselves of these advantages, so far have the Company been indebted to the talent and foresight of their able officer. The exertions of Mr Stephens in England in behalf of the Company were appreciated by them, and he was appointed to the arduous post of Colonial Manager of their affairs. In this capacity he sailed from England in February, 1836, and in July landed in Kangaroo Island, the first colonist who trod the shores of South Australia. It is yet too early a day in our history as a colony, to hope to discuss the events that took place, even in commencement of our course, without bias or partiality; and we do not pretend to offer an opinion upon the grounds which induced the South Australian Company to supersede Mr Stephens within twelve months after his arrival. But we should be doing his memory and our own feelings an injustice, if we did not impress our belief, that to the possession of abilities that peculiarly fitted him for his important position, he added an earnest desire to exercise his talents to the utmost, for the benefit of the great interests committed to his charge; and that his exertions were never wanting, and his personal interests never spared, whenever for the advancement of the Company he was called upon to disregard them. It required but little consideration to see, that where vast discretionary powers are necessarily confided, great caution should be used in judging of the way they may be exercised by an individual to whom they are properly entrusted. It his known abilities make him worthy of confidence when his plans are only in theory, he is worthy of support when he proceeds to action. He has a right to claim the same confidence in the propriety of his alterations as he had in the correctness of his original design. We believe that some of Mr Stephens's proceedings as colonial manager, have been since viewed in a very different light to that in which they were first considered and condemned. We know that his purchase for the company, of sixty acres at the sale of town land, was contrary to his instructions, and was the subject of severe animadversion. We presume there can now be no doubt that his deviation was worthy of praise rather than of blame. We give this instance because it is a prominent, but an isolated one, there are others in which the correctness of his views, time has only lately, though fully, substantiated. Since his retirement from the Company's service, Mr Stephens has devoted a great portion of his time in exploring and examining different parts of the province. Perhaps few men could be found more fitted for such a pursuit. To a considerable knowledge of agriculture theoretically and practically, and an excellent judgment of the nature and value of land, he added great quickness in observing all the minute circumstances that could cause local variations in any particular port of a district, and displayed equal power in taking a comprehensive and generalizing view of the whole. He possessed undaunted courage, great physical energy, a capability of enduring privation and fatigue, almost uninterrupted health, and abundant and ceaseless flow of high and cheerful spirits. To all these he added a caution and prudence that were rarely at fault, and an attention to minimise that suffered nothing to escape it. He was consequently sought and prized as a companion in most exploratory expeditions, and we believe he has seen more of the colony generally, and had more carefully examined every portion that has been surveyed for sale than any other individual. In his social relations he was exemplary, and to the circle of his immediate friends he was endeared by the benevolence of his disposition and kindness of his heart, as he was admired for his clear perception and sound judgment. No case of real distress or difficulty ever appealed to him in vain, and his sympathy was always rendered doubly valuable by the sincerity with which it was exercised. He delighted in benefiting all he could; and if ever he thought of heaping fire on the head of an opponent, it was sure to be by rendering him a kindness. We can hardly give a stronger proof of the predominance of this feeling, so honorable and so characteristic, than by mentioning that after his official connection with the Company had ceased, and that under circumstances which might be supposed to engender some little feeling of bitterness on his part, he communicated to his successor, prior to the selection of the country preliminary lands, a copy of his notes of the relative value of the sections open for selection. This showed his willingness to afford every assistance to the operations of the Company, notwithstanding his own belief in his precipitate if not unjust removal. Mr Stephens was almost thirty-one years of age. He was the son of the Rev. John Stephens, many years a highly respected minister in the Wesleyan Connexion, and was the brother to Mr E. Stephens, the Cashier of the South Australian Company's Bank. The loss to his bereaved relatives here and in England in doubtless a severe one, but we can assure them that they have the sympathy of hundreds who respected and esteemed their departed friend in proportion to their knowledge of him. To those who are curious in noticing the coincidences that may be sometimes detected in particular dates, we may remark that Wednesday last, the 22nd January, the day on which we followed the deceased gentleman to his grave, was the anniversary of the calamitous fire that destroyed last year the houses and the property of Mr Fisher and Colonel Light, and also the anniversary of the formation of the South Australia Company in 1836, in which Mr Stephens took so able a part and so deep an interest.
South Australian Register Saturday 25 January 1840 page 4
THOMPSON, Charles Crew
May be the Charles THOMPSON who married Mrs. Mary Ann CALNAN and resided in Kingscote Died 13 August 1858 at Kensington, SA Aged 59 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown