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Re: [TSL] Jalawar - Liverpool to Cape Town - 1859
marj@uwaterloo.ca on 03/10/2013

Leeanne

 From the London Times of Oct 6, 1859

EMIGRATION TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.--
The Goernment emigrant vessel Jalawar, 726 tons, Captain
Rochefort, belonging to Messrs. Henry Moore and Co.,
of Liverpool, sailed from Birkenhead on the 24 inst. for
Table Bay, with 21 married couples, 77 single men, 65 single
women, 17 boys between the ages of 1 and 12, 15 girls between the same  
ages, 5 male infants, and 1 female, making a total of 222 souls, equal  
to 200 statute adults, 62 of whom were English, 2 Scotch, and 158  
Irish, under charge of
Surgeon-Superintendent Alexander Cumming, M.D. The
eimgrants who embarked in this vessel were selected by the
Hon. William Field, the officer appointed by the Colonial
Government to conduct the emigration to the Cape of Good
Hope.

Regards..

Marj

Quoting Leeanne Blunden <lblunden@telkomsa.net>:

> Hi All,
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> I am looking for more information (pictures, logs etc) on the ship Jalawar.
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> I have found the following on The Ships List website:
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> The Jalawar was built in 1850 and was in service until 1878 when she
> foundered off the Coast of Java.  She was owned by Moore & Co, Liverpool at
> the time Maunsell and family sailed on her but was purchased by Cayzer,
> Irvine & Company in 1876.
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> And from a book by Esme Bull I know that my ancestors immigrated from
> Ireland to South Africa in 1859:
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> Mansell BLUNDEN (43), a farmer from Tipperary in Ireland, sailed on the
> Jalawar, dep Liverpool 2 October 1859 arr Table Bay 16 December. With him
> was Margaret (44), Rebecca (21) milliner, Bessie (19) milliner, Tudor L (16)
> shopman and Isabella (14).
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> Google searches for the ship mostly bring up hits for the place Jalawar in
> India, which is obviously not helpful or relevant.
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> I would like to find out more about the conditions on the ship and would
> love to know what she looked like.  Does anyone have any idea's of where I
> might search to find this info?
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> Thank you,
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> Leeanne
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