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Immigration Ships to Australia and New Zealand with URIDGE and EURIDGE Families
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Cuzco — James URIDGE born 1856, emigrated in March 1886 on the ship "Cuzco". The vessel was built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow in 1871 for the South American service of the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. She was a 3,898 gross ton ship, length 117,09m x beam 12,62m (384.2ft x 41.4ft), clipper stem, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw, with a service speed of 12 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 72-1st, 92-2nd and 265-3rd class. Launched on 18.10.1871, she sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Valparaiso on January 13, 1872. In 1877 she was chartered by Anderson, Anderson & Co and sailed from London for Melbourne and Sydney on September 25, 1877. She was bought in 1878 by the Orient Steam Navigation Co and was re-engined in 1888 to give her a service speed of 15 knots. She commenced her last London - Sydney voyage on 23.5.1902 and was scrapped at Genoa in 1905.[North Star to Southern Cross by John M.Maber] [South Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor] - Information supplied by E. Finch.

Howrah — Thomas URIDGE and Harriet emigrated on this ship in 1874 to New Zealand, together with their daughter Caroline Sarah URIDGE, and son Thomas URIDGE. The ship was 1098 tons, and sailed from London on August 26, 1874 arriving in Wellington on November 30, 1874 making the pagges in 96 days and ten deaths occurred. The passenger list is available on  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/Howrah.htm.

Midlothian — Frances BATHURST the eldest daughter of Phoeby Uridge, emigrated on the Midlothian in October, 1851. Frances married Thomas Fowler on board. The Midlothian was a 530 tons barque, which sailed from the Downs, England June 22, 1851 and arrived Lyttelton October 8, 1851 with 128 passengers.
Nourmahal — George URIDGE emigrated in 1874 to Brisbane, Australia, on this ship. I am currently still researching information.
Ramsey — Frederick James URIDGE, with his wife Harriett BRUNSDEN, and young son William, and sister Emma (624) emigrated on this ship. The "Ramsey" was an 809 ton full-rigged, 3 masts ship built of iron by Gibson on the Isle of Man in 1863. She was owned by Mackay & Co. of London, master Captain E. Hunt in 1873, when she was sailing in the Australia trade. Information obtained from Brief history of the Isle of Man ship Ramsey.

The ship departed London March 5, 1874 and arrived in Brisbane June 9, 1874. William died on the voyage. 

Samarang — Pheoby BATHURST with her seven children sailed to New Zealand, in 1852. This vessel was a bark, 582 tons, and sailed from England March 26, 1852 under the command of Captain Escott and arrived Lyttelton, New Zealand July 31 with 120 passengers. For more information, together with a list of passengers on this voyage...
Severn — Mary Ann URIDGE emigrated in 1863 on the ship "Severn". This vessel was deliberately scuttled in 1866. No other information currently known.
Sir Henry Hardinge — William Edward URIDGE emigrated  on this ship in April-July, 1853. No other information currently known.

Woodbridge — Caroline WEBB nee URIDGE, emigrated with husband David WEBB, and their children, Charlotte eight, George seven, and William three years old. The ship "Woodbridge" left Gravesend on April 25, 1838 departing for Sydney. The ship was 516 tons, carrying 147 adult passengers; 45 children between 7-14 years; 57 under 7 years of age - making a total of 267 passengers.

Migrating with David and Caroline were David's older brother Robert WEBB and his wife Mary Ann and their four-year-old daughter Elizabeth. 

Also on board was Caroline's sister Sarah with her husband William BAXTER and their two-year-old daughter Sarah and eleven-month-old son William. 

Interested in more information? You can find the British Parliamentary Papers of 1839 II, as detailed on TheShipsList website, and an Account of the "Woodbridge" voyage to Sydney 1838.

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