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From: "Sue Given" <>
Subject: [TSL] NAVARINO - 1848
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:02:37 +1000
Am interested in the NAVARINO, could have been a Barque. There was one that left London on 15th July 1848 and Plymouth on 3 August 1848, arriving in Adelaide, Australia 10th November 1848.
I have always been led to believe that any children born at sea were registered at the next port of call. Did this happen back then, or would the records have been held over until arrival in Australia.
I believe that a child was born on this voyage, and am wondering how to access the records to verify this.
The following has been found in South Australian records.
Catherine Lowe, born on Navarino. No parents listed. Arrived Adelaide Ade Bk 2 Pg 115 and a date of 27 August 1848.
Can anyone tell me what this date means.
Is it the date of birth of the child? The Navarino would have been on its way to Australia by then, so it couldn't have been the arrival date of 'another' Navarino in Australia, could it? I wouldn't have thought they would have had two ships of the same name on the same run at the same time, but then I could be wrong.
Have found a copy? of the arrival extracted from "The South Australian Register" on the internet. There is one Catherine Smith and child listed as arriving. This could be them. How can we find out if the child was born at sea or in England.
Can anyone help please?
Sue in Australia.