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Item: 103429
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: 1838 20 December
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Arrived from Scotland previous Tuesday with emigrants. Placed in a dangerous situation on the Monday night, the strong easterly wind having set her close in upon the land near Botany Bay , to which place she was obliged to run in and lay at anchor until the following morning when the wind shifted round to the South and enabled her make sail for Port Jackson


 
Item: 171326
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: 19 December 1838
Place: Sydney
Source: SH
Details: From Greenock, having sailed 24 August, the Portland, Captain Coubro with 253 emigrants. Passengers Messrs. Murray and Revitt


 
Item: 171327
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: 19 December 1838
Place: Sydney
Source: SH
Details: The Portland made an extraordinary quick return to the Colony, having been absent not more than nine months during which she discharged a cargo at Liverpool and afterwards went on to Scotland for another. Only one female and three children died on the passage


 
Item: 171328
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: 19 December 1838
Place: Sydney
Source: The Colonist
Details: Arrival of the Portland, Coubro. Departed Greenock 24 August. Surgeon Superintendent J. McFarlane Esq.,


 
Item: 149165
Surname: Findlay
First Name: Thomas
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: 1838 22 December
Place: -
Source: State Records of NSW. Online microfilm of shipping lists.
Details: Aged 23. Farm servant from Co. Down. R/C. Passenger on the 'Portland'


 
Item: 103428
Surname: Findlay
First Name: Thomas Borland
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Maitland Family History Circle's Pre 1900 Pioneer Register
Details: Born 1815 Scotland. Spouse Mary Cameron. For more information see Pioneer Register Entry No. 445


 
Item: 133879
Surname: Moore
First Name: James
Ship: Portland 1838
Date: -
Place: John Street, Singleton & Greenwood
Source: Singleton Pioneer Register p. 62
Details: Born 1820 in Ballymoney, Ireland. Spouse Catherine Boyd. 'James Moore established one of the most important provincial concerns in the state in 1844. The stre, James Moore & Co., was in John St. between the bridges. See Pioneer Register for more details


 
Item: 178128
Surname: Watson
First Name: Walter
Ship: Portland 1838 (came free)
Date: 25 October 1839
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book. State Archives NSW. Roll 136
Details: Butcher from Stirlingshire. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland. Sentenced to be confinement 2 months for disobedience of orders



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