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Title Passenger Ticket for Ship James Baines to Hobart, Tasmania
Date 4 Aug 1855
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference D_1984-533
Library / Archive Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Description Ticket made out to Martha Way (a cook, aged 23), David Way (a house servant, aged 17) and Benjamin Way, aged 4. They were siblings who were joining their father, James Way in Tasmania. Their mother was too sick to travel with them. On the same vessel were James Way (widower and glover, aged 30), Thomas, aged 4 and Mary, aged 1. All were from Oxfordshire and most likely related.
Biographical Note / History Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office has a record of passengers on the vessel and a letter to Martha Way from the agent at 34 Great St Helens, London dated 14/7/1855 (Book 30 p56-57): "To Martha Way Woodstock Oxon. Madam You will herewith receive the printed certificates to enable you to proceed to Hobart Town and your two brothers(?). The Ship will sail beginning of August and we will give you a week's notice before you require to leave home for Liverpool. As soon as you arrive in Liverpool call upon James Baines Co. No.6 Cook St the owners of the ship taking Bounty passengers and they will tell you how to proceed and they will give you the C(?) ticket of embarkation." Lord Alfred Churchill paid for Martha and Benjamin; David came out as a Bounty emigrant.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Ports Liverpool, England; Hobart, Tasmania
Ships James Baines
People Way, Martha; Way, Benjamin; Way, David
Keywords shipping, immigrant, emigration
Language English
Copyright Maritime Museum of Tasmania