I'm from Australia, and I am tracing the origins of my great-great-great-grandfather Hugh Gordon back to his home country of Scotland. So far without much luck!
I am wondering if it is possible to trace the application number I found next to his name on the passenger list of the ship he arrived on - to be able to view the actual application?
Here is what I know so far:
Hugh was born in approximately 1812.
He was from Inverness, Scotland.
He married Ann MacKay.
He and Ann arrived in Port Adelaide in 1839 aboard the "Welcome", which set out from Greenock. The application number listed next to both of their names is 3410. I assume this is to do with some sort of assisted passage arrangement with the government.
Hugh and Ann had at least 4 children, but I believe there were more. The children I am fairly sure of are:
Mary Ann Gordon (b. 1840)
Alexander Gordon (b. 1860) - my great-great-grandfather
Ann Gordon (b. 1862)
I know that Hugh had a brother called Alexander Gordon, who founded Gordon & Gotch in Australia together with John Speechly Gotch.
Hugh lived in Clare, South Australia on Hill River Cattle Station.
If you have any information that may help, I've love to hear from you!