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From: "Barbara OConnor" <>
Subject: Re: [GEELONG] 1831 & 1851 Births at Sea
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:06:44 +1000
The Bussorah Merchant was engaged as a convict transport from 1828 to 1831 -
the year that an office was established in London to encourage migration to
Australia, and didn't that idea take off!.
Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 15 December, 1831
>From Dublin, yesterday, whence she sailed the 16th of August last, the ship
Bussorah Merchant, Captain Moncrief, with 198 male prisoners. Surgeon Su-
perintendent, James Gilchrist, Esq. The guard consists of a detachment of
the 4th Regiment, accompanied by 4 women and 6 children, under the command
of Lieut. Lonsdale. Passenger, E. M'Dowell, Esq., Solicitor-General.
The question remains - where was the new bub christened - if a christening
took place on land. Could Captain Moncrief have performed a christening?