Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1841 Bounty Immigrant Arrival in New South Wales Card for Alexander Whittell

This week's Tuesday's Treasure is the 1841 Bounty Immigrant Arrival Card for Alexander Whittell in Sydney, Australia:

The information on this record is:

* Alexander Whittell's religion - Prot.
* Alexander Whittell's R.W. - yes
* Alexander Whittell's occupation - a sawyer
* father Alexander Whittell's occupation - a sawyer, and status - he is living
* mother Margaret (Mansley) Whittell's status - she is living
* Rachael Whittell's religion - Prot.
* Rachael Whittle's R.W. - R
* Rachael Whittell's occupation - a house servant
* father Thomas Morley's occupation - a joiner, and status - dead
* mother Jessie Haslam?'s status - dead
* Children: Elizabeth 9 mos.

*  Ship:  "Brothers"
*  Arrival date:  11 Mar 1841
*  Vol.:  38

The source citation for this record is:

"Index to Bounty Immigrants Arriving in N.S.W. Australia, 1828-1842," indexed database with record images, FamilySearch (, Volume 38, Alexander and Rachel Whittell entry.

This card is a typed abstract from the handwritten passenger lists, which are probably available in the State Archivesin Sydney.  The typed cards are available on FamilySearch Digital Microfilm in the FamilySearch Catalog here.  They are searchable, and are in the "Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842" record collection.

This card provided the major breakthrough in the Whittle research because it provided the location of the birth of Alexander and Rachael, plus their parents names, and other information.  

Alexander and Rachael (Morley) Whittle are my wife's second great-grandparents, through their daughter, Jane (Whittle) McKnew (1847-1921).


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