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Bulmers arrived on The Douglas 1850
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 16:31 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Hopefully posted in the right forum this time.

Just found out that my relative Mary Bulmer and daughter Rachel arrived on The Douglas on 11/1/1850 - having lost husband John and daughter Jane Ann on route (both appeared to have died of cholera - taken from a letter Mary wrote to her father Robert Wise - published in the Hull Advertiser & Exchange Gazette).

What I would like to know is, are there lists for passenger departures for 1850-1851, as I believe Mary and Rachel were back in the UK by 1851 - as they appear on the 1851 census together taken in March 1851. From the letter published it indicated that she was not wanting to stay in Australia.

Many thanks for any help
Kev.
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Greensides
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Re: Bulmers arrived on The Douglas 1850
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 21:41 BST (UK) »
There's a couple of references on Trove you may not have

arrivals

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m8l/

and this one confims they died of Cholera

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01m8m/

Am UK based so not sure about passenger lists

If you have a look in Trove for The Douglas....there are various reports of the ship arriving in Australia and what happened on board


Willsy

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Re: Bulmers arrived on The Douglas 1850
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 23:58 BST (UK) »
It sounds like a horrific voyage.! 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38441940

The article mentions John's death
"Oct 2nd another poor man died of cholera leaving a wife and 2 children : well in the evening, ate a hearty supper, and died in the morning"

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Re: Bulmers arrived on The Douglas 1850
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 June 18 08:00 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Many thanks for the links Willsy and Rosball, certainly sounded a horrific voyage. Mary's letter contained much the same information, although I think the dates are different for her husband and daughtersdeaths, the Captain being drunk for around three quarters of the voyage and about him selling rum and brandy, about the lack of food and cost of it. Also she mentions about the songs and more drinking after burying someone at sea. She did have a good word for the ordinary crew though.

Once in Australia she indicates that she could stay at Mr Bullocks, but rents are high, 7 shillings a week and that she would have to support herself.

Would love to know what happened next, hopefully just to fill in the gaps between arrival in Australia and her return to the UK.

Many thanks again
Kev.
Ibbertson
Knight
Burton Turner
Greensides
Ketley