South African Emigration 1853-1865
from A History of the South African Mission, vol. 1, p. 264-280; Evan P. Wright was the author
This book can found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City under Africa/Mideast 968 k2we vols. 1-3 or microfilm 1059491.

Note: Some of the information in this first table has been updated from information in Ships, Saints, and Mariners by Conway B. Sonne


Note: Some have reported that this information is incomplete, so keep that in mind when looking at this page.



Research indicates that the following ships sailed from South African ports between 1853 and 1865 carrying returning missionaries,
emigrating members, and servants:

		Name of		Date of		No. of	Port of		No. Days	Port of
	No.	Ship		Sailing		Pass.	Depart.		Enroute		Arrival		Leaders of Party

	1	*Unknown	July 1853	3	Cape Town					Charles Rawlinson
	2	Unity		Nov. 28, 1855 	18	Port Eliz.			London		W.H. Walker/L.I. Smith
	3	Cleopatra	Dec. 15, 1855 	1	Cape Town			London		Jesse Haven
	4	Gemsbok		Apr. 24, 1858   2	Port Eliz.	55		Boston		E. Richardson/J. Brooks
	5	James Buck	Jan. 19, 1859   5	Port Eliz.
	6	Alacrity	Mar. 9, 1859    28	Port Eliz.	70		Boston		Joseph R. Humphrey
	7	Mary Pearce	Mar. 8, 1860    11	Port Eliz.
	8	Alacrity	Apr. 5, 1860    73	Port Eliz.	73		Boston
	9	Race Horse	Feb. 20, 1861   33	Port Eliz.	59		Boston		Henry Talbot
	10	Rowena		Mar. 14, 1863   15	Port Eliz.	69		New York	Robert Grant
	11	Henry Ellis	Mar. 31, 1863   32	Port Eliz.	58		New York	M. Zyderlaan/J.	Stock
	12	Echo		Apr. 5, 1864    9	Port Eliz.	68		New York	John Talbot
	13	Susan Pardeau	Apr. 10, 1864   18	Port Eliz.	62             	Boston		W. Fotheringham/H.A Dixon
	14	Mexicano	Apr. 13, 1865   49	Port Eliz.	68		New York	Minor G. Atwood

*The Rawlinson family sailed to Australia from Africa and
remained there one month and then continued their trip to
San Francisco via the Vaquera.

	Returning missionaries		10
	Emigrating members		281
	Native servants(Kaffirs)	3

	Total passengers		294


SAILING NUMBER 1

The ship, whose name is not known, left Capetown in July of
1853 and sailed to Australia. The Rawlinsons then stayed in
Australia for about one month and then went on to San Francisco,
California aboard the Vaquera.

Passengers

Charles Rawlinson, Sr.
Hannah Laurence Rawlinson
Charles Rawlinson, Jr.

Total: 3 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 2: UNITY
Departure; November 28, 1855

Passengers:

Thomas Parker
Elizabeth Parker
3 Parker children (the last of which was born on the Unity December 5, 1855)
James Creek (or Crick)
Charles Roper
Catherine Roper
William Fanle
Mrs. Fanle
2 Fanle children (son and a daughter)
Thomas Jenkins
Oliver William Lloyd
Sarah Lloyd
Eliza Jane Humphrey (age sixteen left under the guardianship
of William Walker, Her parents followed later)
William H. Walker (missionary)
Leonard I. Smith (missionary)

Total: 18 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 3: CLEOPATRA

Departure: December 15, 1855
Passenger:

Jesse Haven (missionary)
Total: one passenger



SAILING NUMBER 4: GEMSBOK
Departure: April 24, 1858

Passengers:

Ebenezer C. Richardson (missionary)
James Brooks (missionary)

Total: 2 passengers


SAILING NUMBER 5: JAMES BUCK
Departure: January 19, 1859
Passengers: Names unknown
Total: 5 passengers

SAILING NUMBER 6: ALACRITY (barque)
Departure: March 9, 1859

Passengers:

Joseph Richard Humphrey (in charge of company)
Charlotte Paulton Humphrey
Eliza Jane Humphrey
Albert Montgomery
Joseph Richard Humphrey
Tryphena Catherine Humphrey
Walter Charles Humphrey
Jessie Brigh ~ Humphrey
Sophia Humphrey
Willaid Richard Humphrey (died and was buried at sea)
William Henry Shirley *
Esther Maria Bubb Shirley *
Thomas Shirley *
(Names of other passengers unknown)

*Esther Maria Bubb and Mautra Sarah Bubb married brothers,
William Henry Shirley and Thomas Shirley. Esther and
William sailed on the Alacrity and Mautra and Thomas on the
Alacrity in 1860.

Total: 28 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 7: MARY PEARCE (American brig)
Departure: March 8, 1860
Passengers: Names unknown (five members and six children)
Total: 11 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 8: ALACRITY (Barque)
Departure: April 5, 1860

Passengers:

Charles Wood
Ann Day Wood
Charles Wood
William Wood
Elizabeth Jane Wood
Jessie Wood (born 24 hours before sailing)
John Stock
Jane Adams Stock
Jessie Ester Stock
Maria Stock
Jane Susannah Stock
Clara Huey (Mrs. Robert French Huey)
6 Huey children (one Anne Elizabeth)
Samuel Nathaniel Slaughter
Ann Elizabeth Huey Slaughter
Nicholas Paul
Harriet Paul
Harriet Paul
Jane Paul
Elizabeth Paul
William Paul
Joseph Paul
Hyrum Paul
John Bourne
Jane Day Bourne
John Bourne
Eliza Bourne
Sarah Ann Bourne
Richard Bourne
Emily Bourne
Robert Bodily
Jane Pittman Bodily
William Bodily
Robert Jr. Bodily
James Bodily
Mary Ann Bodily
Edwin Bodily
Joseph Bodily
Jane Elizabeth Bodily
Emma Sarah Bodily
Lucy Matilda Bodily (born at sea near St. Helena's Island)
Richard Day
Charlotte Skinner Day
George Thomas Day
William Day
James Henry Day
Sarah Anni Day
Jane Day
Thomas Shirley
Martha Sarah Bubb Shirley
Harriet Shirley
Elizabeth Olds (husband did not come)
3 Olds children
Sister Sandall
George Prince
Sarah Bowman Prince
Francis Prine
Richard Prince
William Prince
Sophia Prince
George Prince
Susannah Prince
Sarah Ann Prince


Total: 70 passengers




SAILING NUMBER 9: RACE HORSE (fast clipper)
Departure: February 20, 1861

Passengers:

Henry Talbot
Ruth Sweetman Talbot
Henry James Talbot (married Lovinia Wall)
John Josiah Talbot
Thomas Benjamin Talbot
Charles Stewart Talbot
Pricilla Jane Talbot
Hannah Talbot
Sarah Talbot
Alfred Joseph Talbot
Richard Alfred Talbot
Edward William Talbot
Walter George Talbot
Susannah Talbot
Stephen Barton Talbot
Hyrum Purcell Talbot
Eli Wiggill
Susannah Bentley Wiggill
Jemima Rosetta Wiggill (married George Ellis)
Jeremiah Frances Wiggill
Sarah Ann Wiggill
Margaret Alice Wiggill
Rosannah Marie Wiggill
Frances Amelia Wiggill
Joseph Elijah Wiggill
George Ellis (married Jemima Wiggill)
John Ellis
William Helaman Ellis
Jessie Ellis
William Wall
Hannah Sweetman Wall
Lovina Wall (married James Talbot)
Gobo, a young Xhosa servant boy
Total: 33 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 10: ROWENA (barque)
Departure: March 14, 1863

Passengers:

Robert Grant (in charge)
David A. Mitchell
Christina Gertruijda Cornelia Clegnet Frost Mitchell
Elizabeth Hester Mitchell
Marion Elizabeth Mitchell
William Rose
William Rose's mother
William Rose's brother
Mary Ann Taylor
Caroline Taylor
Father Taylor
Amelia Frost (sister to Christina Frost Mitchell)
3 other names not known
Total: 15 passengers




SAILING NUMBER 11: HENRY ELLIS
Departure: March 31, 1863

Passengers:

Elizabeth Curtis Short (husband William John did not accompany)
Elizabeth Short
William Short
Charles Short
Samuel Joseph Short
Mary Ann Short
John Stock (in charge
Martin Zyderlaan (missionary)
Total: 32 passengers

SAILING NUMBER 12: ECHO (barque)
Departure: April 5, 1864

Passengers:

John Talbot (missionary) - in charge
James Campbell
other passengers unknown

Total: 9 passengers



SAILING NUMBER 12: SUSAN PARDEAUX
Departure: June 12, 1864

Passengers:

John A. Knight Charlotte Allen Knight John
Allen Knight Sarah Lucretia Kershaw (child
of George Kershaw) Henry Aldous Dixon
(missionary) William Fotheringham
(missionary) other passengers unknown

Total: 18
passengers

SAILING NUMBER 14:
MEXICANA
Departure: April 12, 1865

Passengers:

George Frederick Kershaw (buried at sea)
Eliza Byard Kershaw
Anna Maria Kershaw
Joseph Hyrax Watkins Kershaw
Lydia Eliza Kershaw
Samuel Frederick Kershaw
George Jabez Kershaw
Adolphus H. Noon (assistant in charge and company clerk)
Emma Noon
Alanzo A. Noon
Catherine Slaughter (husband came later)
Martha Slaughter
Sarah Slaughter
Henry Smith (assistant in charge)
Martha Knight Smith
George Henry Smith
Anna Smith
Harriet Smith
William Smith
Martha Mary Anne Smith
Sarah Rachel Smith
Rosa Elizabeth Smith
Charlotte Amelia Smith
James Knight
John Drisial
David J. James
Thomas Kemp
Caroline Kemp
John Kemp
Henry Kemp
Sophia Wakeford
William D. Newsome
Catherine Newsome
John C. Glanfield
Amy Harding Francom (husband did not come)
John Francom
Samuel Francom
Mary Anne Francom
James Francom
William Priestley
Joanna Priestley
Phena (folly) Priestley
Sopia Priestley
Alexander Feddes Greig Sims
Elizabeth MacDermatt Sims
Jane Sims
Minor G. Atwood (missionary) - in charge
2 Kaffir servants

Total: 49 passengers





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