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Births on board ships

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Pretty cool passenger list this is. It has the births on board recorded even with the time of birth:eek: Good booking that is :biggrin:

Lord Raglan, 923 tons, Captain M. Flanigan, from London 16th July, Plymouth 27th July 1854, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 24th October 1854

Name of Mother Date of Birth *** of Infant
Sampson, Elizabeth September 12, 1854 | ¼ past 3pm female
Pascoe, Alice September 23, 1854 | 7am female
Mealy, Elizabeth September 23, 1854 | 6pm female
Harvey, Catherine October 12, 1854 | 7am female
Snell, Elizabeth October 18, 1854 | ¼ past 1am female
Frayne, Mary
(single mother) October 16, 1854 | ¼ past 5am male
 

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:eek:Food rations. I never really gave food a thought on the ships before tho i did about the conditions but not the tucker:rolleyes:

James Fernie, 1,037 tons, Captain Bartholomew Daly, from Liverpool 18th August 1854, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 16th November 1854

Rations provided per week per adult passenger over 14 years were as follows:—
56 ounces of biscuit
6 ounces of beef, 18 ounces of pork
24 ounces of preserved meat
42 ounces of flour
21 ounces of oatmeal
8 ounces of raisins
6 ounces of suet
¾ of an ounce of peas
8 ounces of rice
8 ounces of preserved potatoes

Children between ten and fourteen years received two thirds of this allowance and children between two and ten years received half.

Children between four months and two years of age were allowed weekly:—
3 pints of water
¼ of a pint of milk daily
3 ounces of preserved soup and one egg every alternate day
12 ounces of biscuit
4 ounces of oatmeal
8 ounces of flour
4 ounces of rice
10 ounces of sugar
 

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I have read a similar shipping list. " Blundell" 1856. One of my ancestors.
A very detailed record of the behaviour of the children on board, and the adults. It also included births/deaths on board etc. I was fortunate to find a birth and 2 child deaths of the same family. Interesting reading.
:)Joan
 

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I just noticed on the birth post that there is a Snell baby born. Snell, Elizabeth October 18, 1854 | ¼ past 1am female
One of your daveham? :biggrin:


Hi Joan, i've seen births on lists before but not the time of birth. I agree fascinating reading :biggrin:
 

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