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From: robert janmaat <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Duchess of Northumberland - Cork to Port Jackson - 1836
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:01:48 -0700 (PDT)
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Sue, Deidre greetings

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Regards Robert, Adelaide

--- On Thu, 8/14/08, Sue Swiggum <> wrote:
From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Duchess of Northumberland - Cork to Port Jackson - 1836
To: "Magoris H.D." <>,
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008, 7:17 AM

Hi Deirdre,

Did you find his partial bio on "Australian Medical Pioneers?"

(they have a typo in the ship name)

I'd noticed that they mentioned :: Index to unassisted passengers 1826-1853

:: but the only place I could find any mention of that was on Ancestry.

I didn't find an actual regular passenger list but more like a Report for
the Colonial Secretary of an arrived vessel, with cabin passengers named,
but no ages or children names, just numbers then simply numbers of steerage
passengers with no names.
What might be rich for you though is that it includes Robert Huntley's
report of the voyage in his hand, with signature. It includes a Q & A for
the surgeon to complete which is similar to this one for the Taymouth
Castle, to SA in 1855

The DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND was ship-rigged, 541 tons, Captain David
Roxburgh. Sailed from Cork on the 26th May 1836 with 319 emigrants and
arrived on 3rd October 1836.

btw. I also found him mention here

For the index for the 1841 census in "Farringdon, Parish Murray, District
Braidwood" and another in the Insolvency Index . . .

Surname FirstName Business StreetAddress Locality Occupation Sequestration
File Number DateCertificateIssued Item NRSSeries Remarks
HUNTLEY Robert - - Farringdon Surgeon 25/02/1842 105 10/07/1842 - 0 -

. . . so it looks like medicine didn't pay too well at first.

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At 01:32 PM 2008-08-13 +0100, Magoris H.D. wrote:
>Hi all
>I have recently discovered that my ggg grandfather and his family sailed
>to Australia in 1836 aboard the Duchess of Northumberland. His name was
>Robert Huntley, a doctor from Staines, Middlesex, who had been appointed
>as the ship's surgeon and was therefore allowed to take his wife and
>children to Australia on board as well. However, I have not been able
>to unearth a passenger list.
>The ship arrived in Sydney in October 1836. One of Robert Huntley's
>sons, Alfred Huntley, is the Huntley after whom Huntley's Point in
>Sydney is named.
>Can anyone help?
>Many thanks
>Deirdre Magoris

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