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What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I'm wondering what my ancestors (passengers and crew) would have worn onboard sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s (& later for that matter, up to early 1900s on other ships) on voyages from England to Australia (particularly to Queensland, especially Moreton Bay: Brisbane). Is there a good site I could look at please?
It's also just about life on the ships: what they would have taken, eaten and done. I have borrowed a book by Bill Barlow about the voyage of the City of Brisbane in 1862, which has 2 diaries in it & it is great, but I'm just wondering about a little more that would be accessible just online.
any help much appreciated

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Re: What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Slightly earlier but 11 October 1831 to January 2 1832. Liverpool to New York

http://www.joycetice.com/diaries/1832annwest.htm. Scroll down to diary.

currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 20:24 GMT (UK) »
This is an interesting site.

https://teara.govt.nz/en/the-voyage-out/page-2

I know it's to New Zealand, but possibly some via Australia, and no doubt it would have the same sort of voyage anyway.
Lots of background, plus 'Personal Accounts' - lots of diaries etc.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs


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Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 05:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
I've just checked in and seen so many replies already. Thanks so much. I'll start investigating them.

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Re: What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 07:27 GMT (UK) »
A lot of the passengers mostly wore chains!  ;D

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Re: What did people wear and do on sailing ships in the 1840s, 50s & 60s?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 March 19 07:38 GMT (UK) »
Considering the fact that Passenger lists show many children were born on the voyage, I have an inkling that I know what they were doing - or not wearing!!  ;D
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