This list of emigrants was posted to CORNISH-GEN-L over a period during May 2003 by Corinne Thompson. She says:—
Some Cornish born who came to Australia as Bounty Migrants between 1828–1842. In return for a free, or subsidised, passage the immigrant had to agree to work for a specified length of time … thus the agents who brought them out, called “Bounty Agents” (because they were paid for each immigrant they brought in) kept quite good records so that they could be paid.
In total, over 500 Bounty Migrants who came during this period gave “Cornwall” as their place of birth … but some of these came out with spouses, or children, who were born elsewhere.
At that stage the wealthier settlers here were wanting farm labourers and house servants to replace the servant class that they had had back “home” … so those wanting to emigrate, or the Bounty Agents wanting to be paid for bringing them out, would often say that they were “farm labourers” or “house servants” regardless of what their previous occupations were.
And in a lot of cases, I think that the ages were adjusted … upwards for young girls and boys, so that they would appear old enough to work … and downwards for older applicants so that they would be young enough. So you do need to check against other records.
It would also appear that recruiting was done in areas that were predominantly farming … the depression in the rural districts in England at that time would have also put pressure on the Parishes and Poorhouses, encouraging them to contribute towards the fares of those willing to emigrate.
While compiling the list of Cornish, I found the majority came from the East of Cornwall.
When the migrants had complied with the terms of their agreement, they were free to work at whatever they wanted to and could practise their trades or select land for themselves etc. Many came to Victoria when the Goldrush started.
Listed here are those that came from West Penwith, but there were many others that just said “Cornwall.” I understand that the full list will be published (perhaps on GENUKI) in the near future.
Surname Native Place Religion Occupation Given names Age Year Ship Remarks Adam St Ives Protestant Farmer James 30 1837 Alfred No parent details. Husb. of Susan Bates Penzance Protestant House Servant Elizabeth 30 1839 Susan Dau of Henry Turner and Jane Blackball. Wife of Wm Batten Penzance Protestant Carpenter and Joi James 27 1839 Prince Regent Son of Joseph Batten. Hus of Eliza Bottrell Penzance Wesleyan Shoemaker Wm 25 1837 Alfred Son of Bartholomew Bottrell Curnow Paul Protestant Susannah 38 1841 William Jardine Dau of William and Grace (dead) Jenkins. Wife of James Evans Madron Protestant Agriculturalist Evan 33 1839 Andromache Son of David Evans. Husband of Sarah Evans Madron Protestant Sarah 35 1839 Andromache Dau of Sarah Roberts Wife of Evan Evans Madron Protestant Jane 3 1839 Andromache Dau of Evan and Sarah Evans Evans Madron Protestant Evan 19M 1839 Andromache Son of Evan and Sarah Evans Evans Gulval Protestant Agriculturalist Thomas 23 1839 Andromache Son of Daniel Evans Husband of Anne Evans Gulval Protestant Agriculturalist Anne 24 1839 Andromache Dau of Anne Calloway Wife of Thomas Evans Gulval Wesleyan Agriculturalist David 25 1839 Andromache Son of David Evans Jones Gulval Protestant Farm Servant Jane 18 1839 Andromache Dau of Anne Jones Leigh Penzance Episcopalian Shepherd James Mayn 21 1841 China Son of Richard and Ann Leigh Mills Penzance Protestant Housemaid Matilda 19 1841 Moffatt Dau of Hy and Catherine Mills. Protection of Mrs West Nicholas Penzance Church of E. Gardener Reuben 29 1840 Earl Grey Son of Richd Nicholas Pulman Penzance Church of E. Cabinet maker Thomas 36 1841 United Kingdom Son of Thomas Pulman and Sellia Hardinge, dead. Husband of Maria Rogers Penzance Episcopalian Anne 28 1838 Upton Castle Brought up from a child by John Crocker Wife of Jas Short St Ives Protestant Farm Servant Samuel 37 1841 William Jardine Son of Edwd and Charity Short, both dead. Hus of Agnes Short St Ives Protestant Domestic Servant Agnes 36 1841 William Jardine Dau of John and Phillipa Andrews, both dead. Wife of Samuel Short St Ives Protestant John Andrews 10 1841 William Jardine Son of Samuel and Agnes Short Short St Ives Protestant Jane 15 1841 William Jardine Son of Samuel and Agnes Short Short St Ives Protestant Mary 12 1841 William Jardine Dau of Samuel and Agnes Short Short St Ives Protestant Phillipa 6 1841 William Jardine Dau of Samuel and Agnes Short Short St Ives Protestant Servant Jane 15 1841 William Jardine Protection of her parents, on board Snell St Ives Protestant Farm Servant Hy 24 1840 Lady McNaghten Son of Ths Snell and Elizth Martin Taylor Madron Baptist None Mary 40 1839 Andromache Dau of Thos and Elizabeth Stev--- Wife of Robert Taylor Madron Baptist John 11 1839 Andromache Son of Robert and Mary Taylor Taylor Madron Baptist Robert 7 1839 Andromache Son of Robert and Mary Taylor Taylor Madron Baptist William 5 1839 Andromache Son of Robert and Mary Taylor Taylor Madron Baptist James 4 1839 Andromache Son of Robert and Mary Taylor Taylor Madron Baptist Charles 1 1839 Andromache Son of Robert and Mary Taylor - Died on board Taylor Madron Baptist Grace 13 1839 Andromache Dau of Robert and Mary Taylor Taylor Penzance Protestant Living at home Rebecca 24 1839 Argyle Dau of Joseph and Elizth. Wife of James Taylor Penzance Protestant William 3 1839 Argyle Son of James and Rebecca Taylor Tonkin Penzance Church of E. Saddler & Harness mk Caleb 36 1840 Royal Consort Son of Thos Tonkin. Hus of Susanna Tree Penzance Roman Cath. Housemaid Treforina 20 1840 Lady Clarke Dau of Daniel and Mary Tree Trembath Penzance Methodist Dressmaker Mariana 20 1839 Andromache Dau of Benjamin Trembath Vercoe St Just Church of E. Mason and Plaster John 31 1838 James Pattison Son of Philip and Jane Vercoe Husband of Peggy