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Death at sea/ in Quarantine New South Wales

Death at sea/ in Quarantine New South Wales

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 10:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2012 4:38AM GMT
Thomas Richards, arrived om the James T Foord from Plymouth England 7/11/1849 arriving in Port Philip Bay New South Wales Australia, Thomas died as the ship went into quarantine.
His wife Dorothy came ashore with 3 children, and lived her life in Victoria Australia, Despite extensive searching, no evidence, of death certificate or burial has been found.
Ships log states he died in quarantine,but also states 'So therefore we cannot say he arrived alive, and we cannot say he arrived dead.'I would appreciate any further information as to where to search on this.

Re: Thomas RICHARDS death at sea/ in Quarantine New South Wales

Posted: 2 Dec 2012 2:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Thomas RICHARDS death at sea/ in Quarantine New South Wales

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 5:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes a Question, I am looking for any further details on Thomas Richards burial, have assumed maybe buried on the riverbank under cover of night, due to the fact the ships captain didn't want it to be known of cholera outbreak on his ship , when report went back to England.
however any further information would be helpful.

Re: Death at sea/ in Quarantine New South Wales

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 4:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother's grandfather James Carruthers also died of cholera on this same ship and I have not been able to locate a death record.

Does anyone know how to locate death records for those whom died at sea while immigrating to Australia?

Steve Crowley
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