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Gowans Henry Nelson (I5212)

McNicol Grace Mary (I8525)
53 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8517)
Pusell William John (I123)
Gowans James (I224)
Faunt Mervyn John (I268)
Kealy Herbert Francis (I517)
Phipps Elizabeth (I584)
Curry Daniel (I891)
Curry Thomas William (I1585)
Barber William James (I2068)
Charles Leslie (I2241)
Parkinson Robert (I3948)
Beetson Andrew Alfred (I4069)
Chatfield William Henry Albert (I5241)
Gowans Ronald Lovat Nelson (I5359)
Wheelahan Joseph (I6393)
Crone Susannah Dorothy (I7782)
Phipps Edmund (I8084)
Ryan Patrick Matthias (I8632)
Family F234
Family F1089
73 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1844
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Family F1950
Family F2319
77 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F2542
23rd July? 
Nolan Ellen (I1151)
Age 5 weeks 
Gowans Walter Scott (I227)
Birth Cert has Femalae Magick 
Madgwick Adelina Benedictine (I1331)
Birth on 1861 census Piddlebruton 
Allner Elizabeth Pope (I1732)
Cemetery Guide says died and buried 1919 
Lynn Margaret (I1019)
Dear List
Sorry it has taken me so long, but I have finally transcribed the following
report on the ship 'Derwent' which transported 136 orphan girls from the
northern counties of Ireland to Melbourne Australia, arriving in February
1850. I thought it might be of interest to some in describing the
conditions under which the people travelled.

Best wishes
Fiona Harris

Report of the Immigration Board
On the Ship Derwent

50/71 The Board of Immigration Melbourne, 7th March 1850
His Honor the Superintendent Reporting upon
The Immigration Ship Derwent

No 7/50

Immigration Office
Melbourne March 6th 1850

Members Present
Drs Patterson and Sullivan
And the Acts(?) Harbour Master

We have the honor to report for your Honors information that on the 25
ultimo? we proceeded to the Immigrant Ship Derwent which arrived in
Hobsons Bay the previous day from Plymouth, after a passage of 112 days.
The Derwent has brought to the Colony the undermentioned Immigrants viz:

Single persons (sub matrons??)3
Female Orphans from Ireland136

In all one hundred and fifty nine souls equal to one hundred and fifty three
and one half statute adults.
2.The orphans have been selected from several poor house unions in the
Northern Counties of Ireland, their ages vary from 14 to 20 years. Very few
of them accustomed to any kind of service whatever and a very small minority
of them can either read or write.
3.The passengers enjoyed good health during the voyage, not a single death
occurred, there were two births, one of which took place about 7 days after
the ships arrival in port, the other at sea.
4.The provisions and water were good in quality and sufficient quantity,
not a single complaint was made by any of the passengers.
5.The vessel is well calculated for the conveyance of Immigrants, being
roomy and lofty between decks, every attention appears to have been paid to
cleanliness and ventilation.
6.The Board begs to direct your Honors attention to the arrangements as
respects the Hospital and Married Peoples Apartment. The After hatchway
led to the Hospital through the Married Peoples Apartment, and, as in the
case of the Diadem (the arrangements of this part of the __________ in
this Ship being exactly similar) offered an easy access from the upper deck
either through the doors separating the Hospital from the Married Peoples
Apartment, or through the Water Closet which was common to both apartments.
The Board cannot approve of the communication that existed between the
single females and Married Peoples Apartment.
7.The Orphans are reported to have been generally well conducted and
obedient to the regulations. Some few however were disorderly and
disobedient, and the Surgeon was compelled to have recourse to confinement
and to deprive such of a part of their rations.
8.One of the Sub-Matrons Miss Sarah Beatty was reported by the Surgeon
Superintendent as having been very inefficient in the discharge of her
duties. On investigating the charge, it was found to be correct, and we beg
to observe to your Honor that we cannot recommend her for the gratuity.
9.The Board cannot conclude without remarking upon the very indifferent
success attending the School established on board; as before remarked in
paragraph 2. very few of the Orphans would either read or write, upon
questioning the girls, it was found that although the greater part of them
(as they stated) attended the school regularly throughout the voyage, very
few had learned to spell even their own names to the most simple words.

I have the honor to be
Your Honors Most Obedient Servt
For the Board
John Patterson
? Immigration Agent 
Cregan Mary (I104)
EDWARDS, Pamela Margaret
(nee Middleton).

After a long, debilitating illness,
Pamela died peacefully at

Calvary Hospital, Kogarah,
on Sunday, October 3, 2010.

Aged 70 years.
Daughter of George Henry
Middleton and Valmai Joyce nee Ball (deceased). Partner of
Philip Cohen. Mother of Philip, Julie, David and Angela. Sister
of Douglas, Jennifer and Christine (deceased). She will be
greatly missed by us all.

Relatives and friends of
PAMELA are warmly invited
to attend a Celebration of
her Life to be held in the
West Chapel of Woronora
Crematorium, Linden Street, Sutherland, tomorrow Friday
(October 8, 2010), commencing at 2.30 p.m. 
Middleton Pamela Margaret (I4059)
Glasgow girl and the Sultan of Johore
Helen Bartholomew, 1889-1977
Premium Article !
Published Date: 24 October 2006
NO SCOT could match Helen Bartholomew's pathway to a postage stamp. In 1935 she was put on one as a present on her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband could do this because he was Sultan Ibrahim, the Sultan of Johore (now Johor) and one of the richest men in the world.

The daughter of a master saw-maker from Stirlingshire, Nellie, as she was known to the family, was born in Glasgow in September 1889. Her first husband, William Brockie Wilson, a Malay-born Scot, was the personal physician to the Sultan of Johore and Bartholomew travelled with him to the Far East. When her husband died, she returned to Britain but was soon to meet the Sultan once more.

The Sultan was incredibly rich and had a reputation as a wild international playboy. His exploits ranged from changing the colour of his racing horse to present it as an unknown – with better odds of course – to less savoury behaviour in the red-light area of Vienna. To be fair, he spread his wealth around, giving a magnificent pair of Malay tigers to Edinburgh Zoo on the one hand and, on the other, sending a huge cash present to George V on his Jubilee.

He was very much an Anglophile, and in 1914 appointed a British advisor to help him rule his country. Even then, the Sultan spent much of his life away from Johor, prefering the more liberal delights of Europe.

When the Sultan sent his sons, by his Malay wives, to be educated in Britain, he renewed his acquaintance with the widow and asked her to keep an eye on his boys. He visited them from time to time and Bartholomew's relationship with the boys moved from motherly to step-motherly. They were married in a Surrey mosque in 1930 and Bartholomew became known as Her Highness Sultana Helen Ibrahim.

The marriage lasted nearly ten years and when it ended, it did so amicably. The Sultan continued to add to his ex-wife's spectacular jewel collection, reputedly giving her an emerald on her birthday and a diamond on their wedding anniversary, even after the divorce. It is little wonder that her jewellery collection was held to be the finest in the world.

Wilson returned briefly to her family in Scotland, then living in Cambuslang, but went south to spend the rest of her days in London. Apart from a sighting by one sister as she stepped from a grand Rolls Royce in Sauchiehall Street in the 1960s, she disappeared from Scotland's radar.

Attempts by a Glasgow newspaper in the 1980s to find Bartholomew failed to shed any light on her final years, but did produce some faded school photographs which underlined the huge gap between her early working-class years in Glasgow and her later life in Johore and on the international circuit. However, more recent investigations revealed she died in a Surrey nursing home on 13 August 1977. It is not known whether her collection of precious stones were found too. 
Bartholomew Helen (I2236)
Late of Canterbury 
Cameron Ivan Raymond (I2783)
Late of Menangle Park 
Wahlstrom Henry James (I698)
Marital Status: Married
Age: 32
Birth Day & Month: 16 Apr
Birth Year: 1869
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1894
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canad?? (Canadian)
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Harnessmaker
Province: British Columbia
District: Vancouver
District Number: 3
Sub-District: Nanaimo (South/Sud)
Sub-District Number: E-4 
Chalmers James Gowans (I7780)
Minister Alfred Herbert Edwards. Witnesses L Carr, Ethel Duncan 
Family F92
Named as Omer on Mary Jane's birth cert. 
Aspinall Mary Jane (I50)
PRIZE ESSAY FROM BUNGENDORE . At each centre visited by the Great White 'Train on its recent tour, prizes, were offered for the best essay. The winner at Bungendore was Lynn Izard, aged 14 years,. of St. Joseph's School 
Izzard Lynn (I8198)
Registration district: Hawick
Civil Parish: Hawick
Town: Hawick
County: Roxburghshire
Address: 44 Loan 
Deans Robert Rutherford (I5228)
Registration number:27342 
Cadigan Catherine Beatrice (I8590)
Registration Place:Victoria
Registration Number:23470
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1918 
Thomson Joyce Rosina (I8516)
Row 25 No 12 
Read Elizabeth (I1211)
96 Williams, John Number: 5911 Rank: Private [Pte] Unit: 20th Bn Service: Army Conflict: 1914-1918 Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Place of Death: Cause of Death: Memorial Panel: 92 Cemetery or Memorial Details: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France Next Of Kin: Place Of Enlistment: Cobar, NSW Native Place: Notes: WILLIAMS, Pte. John, 5911. 20th Bn. 3rd May, 1917.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army 
Chatfield Bertie (I57)
97  Clark Elizabeth Ann (I45)
98  Phipps Elizabeth (I584)
99  Curry John Moore (I963)
100  Nelson William Allner (I1106)

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