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  • don johnston
    I ve re-posted this query from Jill which was posted on AUS-Tasmania List [Rootsweb]. I sent Jill an off-list email and she has replied and will probably
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      I've re-posted this query from Jill which was posted on AUS-Tasmania
      List [Rootsweb]. I sent Jill an off-list email and she has replied and
      will probably subscribe...
      Don in Melbourne

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Gary Coulson [mailto:tassiec@...]
      Sent: Sunday, 14 November 2004 1:53 PM
      To: AUS-Tasmania-L@...
      Subject: Re: campbell
      James and Adelaide were survivors of the "HIBERNIA" shipwreck in 1833.
      Adelaide was pregnant at the time. Children with them :- CAMPBELL Mary
      Ann [12yrs] CAMPBELL James [9yrs] CAMPBELL Eliza [8yrs] CAMPBELL Thomas
      [5yrs]; A more detailed narrative of this melancholy event is contained
      in the following extract of a letter from a gentleman of Bristol, dated
      Rio de Janeiro, 26th February 1833, and which we copy from the Bristol
      Journal:- "The Hibernia, Captain BREND, sailed from Liverpool for New
      South Wales, on the 6th of December last, with about 232 souls on board,
      of whom 208 were passengers going out as settlers. On the 5th instant,
      in about 22 deg west long, and 4 deg south lat, at about eleven o'clock
      in the morning, the second mate went below to draw off the usual
      allowance of rum for the people and by some means set fire to the
      spirits. Various endeavors were used to extinguish the flames, but they
      increased alarmingly, till they were obliged to batten down the hatches,
      leaving only small apertures, through which water was continually
      poured. All, however, was unavailing, and they were compelled to take
      themselves to the boats. These, shameful to say were not sufficient for
      the reception of more than one third of their number, and the long-boat,
      which was the largest,, was so old that great fears were entertained of
      her going to pieces while hoisting over the ship's side. The other two
      boats were the pinnace and the gig. The long boat contained more than 52
      souls, the gig 11, and the pinnace 17- about 30 more got on a raft, but
      have not since been heard of. The boats lingered near the ship till
      about eight in the evening, when she was burned to the water's edge, and
      several of the wretched passengers were seen still clinging to to the
      bowsprit and the main chains, scorched and burnt, and invoking
      assistance by the most pitiable and heart rending signs. But is was in
      vain: those in the long boat could not, and those in the pinnace(on
      whose conduct severe censures have been passed, but I will not undertake
      to say how justly) did not attempt to save any of them, although in the
      latter there was avowedly a great deal of luggage, & c, which might have
      been thrown overboard, and have made room for a fellow perishing
      creature. Unfortunately there was a prevailing desire to secure luggage
      and property, which caused many to jeopardize their own and their fellow
      creatures lives for the sake of an old box or a bundle.
      The husband of one of the female passengers furnishes a singular
      illustration of this mania: the wife had secured a place in the long
      boat and her husband was seated by her side when suddenly a child was
      thrown from the deck and fell on her leg, the pain caused by the
      contusion of which was so great that she fainted On recovering she
      missed her husband and seeing that the boat had pushed off from the
      vessel she inquired in great alarm what had become of him. "oh" said
      another, "he is gone on board to look for a bundle". The deck at that
      moment fell in, and he most probably perished in the flames. Those in
      the long boat and gig were picked up (after six days and nights of
      suffering) by the Lotus convict ship, and those in the pinnace by the
      brig Isabella, from Guernsey. Both of these vessels put into port, the
      former on the 20th, the latter on the 21st. A subscription was
      immediately commenced by the British merchants, and about one thousand
      four hundred stirling was speedily raised for the sufferers. Many of the
      passengers were invited to the houses of the merchants and larger
      contributions were made from their wardrobes. The ladies were also more
      active in preparing various articles of dress for the unfortunates. It
      is in contemplation to charter a vessel to take them on. This ill-fated
      vessel had on board 232 souls, of which eighty males, eighty females and
      fifty children were passengers emigrating to Australia. The number lost
      was about 150. Harriett married James LANCASTER at Port Cygnet 19 May
      1864 Robert married Ann REID at Hobart 21 May 1855 Mary Ann married
      Ephram FOWLER at Launceston 5 Mar 1840 then William MAUMELL in
      Sydmouth,Tas. 5 May 1943 Eliza married William REYNOLDS at Launceston 5
      Jul 1841 Thomas was working as a child servant in George Town on 7 Mar
      1840 when a dray overturned and he was killed. So far I haven't found
      any more info on James Harriett CAMPBELL was the mother of Adelaide
      LANCASTER who married my Great Grandfather George COULSON at Garden
      Island Creek 19 May 1864.

      *************************Original Message***************************
      From: Jill Glover
      Date: 11/13/04 22:58:01
      To: AUS-Tasmania-L@...
      Subject: campbell
      Hello everyone, Could someone help me with some records please.? I'm
      looking for records of the marriage/death of these people, children of
      James and Adelaide Campbell. The birth dates are unreliable, as was the
      case in those days. Eliza Campbell, b. 1823 o/seas,m William Reynolds
      in 1841 in Hobart. ?? Died. Mary Ann Campbell (b.) 1824 o/seas James b,
      (c).1824 o/seas Any help with some dates or links would be much
      appreciated. Many thanks, Jill
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