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Re: [TSL] "EAGLET"
<marj@uwaterloo.ca> on 03/17/2017

According to the London Times of 1 Jan 1868

Devitt and Moore's Australian Line of
Packets.--The following high-classed VESSELS and favourite
Passenger Ships will be despatched as under:--
[then it lists several ships and finally]
Brisbane...Eaglet...W. Hughes...E.I.D. Jan. 15
[Which means sailing to Brisbane is the vessel Eaglet with W Hughes as  
Captain from the East India Docks on Jan 15]

On 20 of Jan the Times lists the sailed date as Jan 21.

In the Times of 21 Jan 1868 is this

Devitt and Moore's Australian Line of
Packet Ship.-- Will have immediate despatch direct for
Brisbane Wharf, the British-built clipper barque EAGLET.
A 1, 393 tons register, William Hughes, Commander: lying in
the East India Docks. This smart vessel, well known in the colonial
trade for sound delivery of cargo, has a full poop, with good accommo-
dation for chief cabin passengers. For terms of freight or passage
apply to Messrs. Muirhead, Parkes, and Co., 27, Leadenhall-street;
or to Devitt and Moore, 9, Billiter-street.


Regards..

Marj


Quoting lynsmum <lynsmum@optushome.com.au>:

> Hi list,
>
> I am trying to verify if the Eaglet was a British or American barque  
> which left Gravesend in February/March 1868 for Brisbane Australia.
>
> Australian index of “Trove” newspaper in articles state both nationality.
>
> The barque was involved in a murder case against the captain and  
> mate on its trip to Brisbane arriving July 1868.
>
> I have tried Google but not found much information on the barque’s  
> details except its tonnage.
>
> Actually I am trying to locate a James GIBBINS who was a A.B. on this voyage.
>
> He states on his Marriage Certificate he was born in Paris France  
> but nothing further.
>
> If SKS could point me in a direction I would be very grateful.
>
> Many thanks
> Michele in Sydney Australia
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