DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1847Extract from The South Australian Register, Saturday October 30th 1847 - SHIPPING INTELLEGENCE
This ship, of 541tons, with 254 emigrants, arrived here last night after a fine passage of 101 days,
having sailed from London on the 8th and taken a final departure from Plymouth, on the 20th July.
The Surgeon Superintendent is M.A. Bowden Esq., and the emigrants were under the spiritual care of
the Rev. J.C. Bagshaw, a clergyman of the Established Church, by whom Divine Service was conducted
and the sacred rites administered during the passage.
It is likely these people did travel on the 'Duchess' but we are still seeking confirmation.
I was able to refer to the Observer. I therefore believe this to be an accurate list. Cheers, Rob Dyer
FRANCIS GARTRELL came to South Australia on the "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1847 with his wife Elizabeth Pascoe and several children.
One child John may have died on the voyage. Francis became Publican at the Miners Arms, Glen Osmond, but died suddenly in April 1855 after "a short but painful illness."
From his obituary: "Universally respected in life by a large circle of friends, he has left them, together with a widow and three children, to deplore his loss."
His wife died in May 1855, and an infant child Elizabeth Ann, born December 3, 1854 was buried between these dates.
The remaining children, William Pascoe Gartrell and daughters possibly Mary and Jane were taken by 'Uncle Henry' (William Henry Gartrell, Francis's brother).
WILLIAM HENRY GARTRELL, Francis's brother came to South Australia on board the TRAFALGAR, arriving on July 2nd 1847.
Mary was given a Bible for her 11th birthday inscribed from her 'Uncle Phillip Goodchild Cudy' but it is not clear where he fits in the family.