The barque DIADEM 1840

from London June 31st, 1840 via Plymouth with Captain Robert Harland and 150 passengers,
arrived Port Adelaide on Nov 16th, 1840

  BAKER, Henry and wife Susanna Mary nee INGLETON / EGALTON   BAKER, Henry and wife (Susanna Mary nee INGLETON / EGALTON)
  BAKER, Joseph and wife Eleanore   BAKER, Joseph and wife (Eleanore)
  BAKER Stephen William, wife Harriet nee BAXTER,
  Stephen William, Frederick, Alfred
  BAKER, Stephen Wm and wife (Harriet nee BAXTER)
  and 3 children (Stephen William, Frederick, Alfred)
  BAKER, Thomas and wife and 2 daughters, son, daughter (incl Mary, Louisa?)   BAKER, Thomas and wife and 4 children (3 daughters incl Mary, Louisa?, son)
  BAKER, Charles
  BAKER, Sarah
  BAKER, Elizabeth
  BAKER, Joshua (possibly arrived on this voyage)
  BAKER, Charles
  BAKER, Sarah
  BAKER, Elizabeth
  BAKER, Joshua (possibly arrived on this voyage)
  BASSETT James B and wife and 2 children   BASSETT James Bailey, Ann nee STEVENS, James Bailey, Mary Ann
  BOOTHBY Thomas and wife and 6 children   BOOTHEY / BOOTHBY, Thomas (1807 - 1884) b. 3 SEP 1807 NTH RUSHTON in ENG
  BOOTHEY, Sarah nee SHARP (1809 - 1884) wife of Thomas
  BOOTHEY, Joseph (1828 - 1906) - male b. 28 MAR 1828 NTH BURTON LATIMER in ENG
  BOOTHEY, Mary Ann (~1829) b.abt 1829 in ENG NTH
  BOOTHEY, Sophia (~1831) b.abt 1831 in ENG NTH
  BOOTHEY, Amy (~1834) b.abt 1834 in ENG NTH
  BOOTHEY, John (1835-1908) b.5 FEB 1835 in ENG NTH
  BOOTHEY, Martha (~1839) b.abt 1839 in ENG NTH
  BRADEY Daniel and wife and 6 children   BRADEY Daniel and wife and 6 children
  CARROLL Catherine   CARROLL Catherine
  CASSIDY Samuel and wife and 5 children   CASSIDY Samuel and wife and 5 children
Samuel CASSIDY and his wife Mary (nee Rutherford) and 5 children.
There is some confusion in regard to the vessel on which Samuel, Mary and family sailed to Australia. In a letter written from Bailieborough in regard to the transfer of his military pension. Samuel states that he was due to sail from Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) just south of Dublin aboard the "MARY DUGDALE" on May 25th.
In fact it did not depart until June 2nd l840. The "Mary Dugdale" was a 375 ton vessel that had been built in 1835. It sailed under the command of Captain Henry Buckland and arrived in Adelaide on Oct 1st 1840. On the other hand the assigned embarkation number would suggest that Samuel and family sailed on the "DIADEM" a three masted barque of 398 tons that had been built at Whitby earlier in that year and under the command of Captain Robert Harland was making its maiden voyage. The "DIADEM" did not sail until late June and arrived at Port Adelaide on Nov 15th, 1840. Thomas, the third son, wrote that his father, Samuel, who had died just two months before (on Nov 2nd 1855) had applied for a free passage for himself, his wife and his five sons on April 22nd 1840 whilst living at Skeagh near Bailleborough in Co. Cavan. His age at the time of application was given as 40 years and that of his wife as 36 years. The ages of his sons were given as 13, 11, 8, 7 and 2 years respectively but these are not consistent with the dates of their baptisms. In order the boys were William (b 1826), Samuel (b 1827), Thomas, James (b 1832) and John (b 1838?).
  CHANDLER William and wife and 4 children   CHANDLER William, Maria nee MACKLIN,
  CHANDLER, children Adam, Oliver, Frederick, Martha
  CHOULES David and wife and 3 children   CHOULES David and wife and 3 children
  CLEWER Joshua and wife   CLEWER Joshua and wife
  DAVIS David and wife   DAVIS David and wife
  DAY John and wife and 5 children (incl. James) from Diadem HAM, ENG
  DAY John Jnr
  DAY Mary
  DAY Mary Anne
  DAY William
  DAY John and wife (Jane ?) and 5 children incl. James
  DAY John Jnr
  DAY Mary
  DAY Mary Anne
  DAY William
  DRAYTON William and wife and 5 children
  DRAYTON Priscilla
  DRAYTON William and wife and 5 children
  DRAYTON Priscilla
  HEATH Edward and wife   HEATH Edward and wife
  HIGGINS Robert and wife and 2 children   HIGGINS Robert (husband of Mary Ann)
  HIGGINS children - son, daughter
  HORNSBY Joseph and wife and 4 children

  HORNSBY Joseph and wife Elizabeth nee GREEN died enroute
  HORNSBY children (William), Hannah Maria, Emma Maria, Eleanor, Ann, Maria
     HUGHES George Robert (b.1799 London ENG), wife Charlotte
  HUGHES children (William Frederick?), John Prentice, Joseph Prentice James
  LAMBERT Richard and wife and child   LAMBERT Richard, wife Martha nee CARMAN, W H, J
     MILLS William
  MUNDAY William and wife and 4 children   MUNDAY William and wife and 4 children
     MUNDAY John
  RONALD Edward and wife and 1 child   RONALD Edward and wife and 1 child
  SHUTE Henry   SHUTE Henry, wife Jane nee MARTIN, son
  THOMPSON Johah   THOMPSON Johah, wife, son
  TIDY Henry and wife   TIDY Henry, Harriet nee ROBERTS (may have travelled on Dauntless July 10, 1840)
  TRANTER John and wife and 5 children
  TRANTER Francis
  TRANTER John and wife and 5 children
  TRANTER Francis
  TUCKER Benjamin, wife and 3 children   TUCKER, Benjamin and Keziah Jane nee WILLIAMS
  TUCKER, children Benjamin Frederick, daughter, James Henry
  WILLIAMS William and wife   WILLIAMS William
  WILSON William and wife   WILSON William and wife
  WRIGHT George   WRIGHT George
  WRIGHT Isaac and wife   WRIGHT Isaac
  WRIGHT John   WRIGHT John, wife (Mary Pammett/Pammont), daughter
BURY AND NORWICH POST Newspaper November 4th 1846: It is pleasing to peruse encouraging reports from the writers who so late in 1839 were living in Langham and
encountering all the difficulties in bringing up a young family on scanty return and uncertain employment. The following extracts are from a letter just received by the parents
of the labouring class who emigrated from the parish of Langham in 1840. This letter has been received at Langham from Hurtevale near Adelaide in Australia.

Dear Father and Mother, I take this opportunity to write to you, I am sorry that I don't write oftener. I have three little girls and expecting another.
You say the neighbours say we carry bundles on our backs and dig allotments, no we have 60 acres and let George have 10 acres and 40 acres we rent, we have cropped it all this season, we have a new dray to carry the corn and 8 bullocks, a very good team, we gave £ 20 for the dray and from £10 to £16 a pair for the bullocks. Before we had these we paid 15s an acre for ploughing, we now have a plough and harrows and plough for other people at 16s an acre, we put 6 bullocks to the plough and have a boy to drive them with a whip which is about 12ft long, to the boy we pay 7 pounds a year with food and lodgings, wheat sells at 3s 6d to 4s 3d a bushel and still have 100 bushels by us, we have no money laid by us as we are always wanting things for the farm, we have plenty to eat and drink, we fat pigs which we kill when we want one, we use 30lbs of meat a week but little butter or cheese. We cannot go to Mrs Sadler's (the village shop in Langham) for we mostly have 3 months provisions by us. Clothes are very cheap, men's shirts are 2s 6d each, we hope Mr Wilson will send out more people, as many men work in the copper mines and farmers cannot get the work done. A rich gold mine has been found recently in which they are working very rapid. The season is the best since we came here, the Lord has given us rain every month to nourish our crops, we are busy sowing wheat.

Isaac is still with us and remains single, George and family are well but I will leave them to write themselves, tell Mrs Major we have heard nothing about her son and tell Mr Plummer we gave the lines found in our letter to his son. John Mills and family are a very long way from us, excuse this ill written letter, kind love to you and all our friends and relations and may the Lord bless you all.
Dear brothers it would be well if you came to us, you can yet come, there is no mistake if you work well and be steady, men's wages are 12s a week with food, flour is £1 a sack, meat is 3d a pound, tea is 2s. Your affectionate John and Mary Wright, please write as often as you can.

November 17th 1846. Letters to the Editor----Reference to the expence of sending the emigration of the family of Mills and Wright from Langham to Adelaide.
It amounts to £112 3s 2d for 18 persons or £6 4s 7d a head, the passage is free to adults and to children of a certain age, each family is supplied with clothing and cooking utensils for the voyage, a small sum is also remitted to the Colony, each adult receives £5 when landing to look around for employment, conditional for free passage with something in his pocket for immediate wants. The conditions can be certified from the Immigration Commissioners at Westminster.