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From: Roger Partridge <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Sutton family - Romford
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:33:38 +0000
Hi Diana !
If you are in England I think that the best place to research this
ship would be The
National Maritime Museum at Greenwich ! Their website is at
I hope this helps ! Best Wishes ! Roger.
On 13 Feb 2008, at 10:40, wrote:
> Can anyone from Australia help me with my quest? My Sutton family
> from Essex (sailed from Plymouth) in England to Bowen, Queensland,
> on the John Rennie ship on 13th November 1872. They arrived on 16th
> February 1873.
> I have the diary of the complete voyage (fascinating reading!) by Mark
> Benham Sutton (snr) who travelled with his wife Sophia (nee Wright)
> and their
> children Julia, Jane, Martha, Mark Benham (jnr) Sutton. Also his
> Jonathan travelled with them with his wife Ellen (nee Kittle) and
> their children
> Julia, William, Jonathan, Thomas.
> According to the diary one of these children died on board but another
> Sutton child was born during the voyage: Samuel John Rennie
> Sutton. It was the
> custom to name a child born on board after the ship and after the
> hence John Rennie after the ship and Samuel after the Master:
> Samuel Nicholson.
> Can anyone find any records of what happened to this boy in
> Australia? What
> happened to both families? Any information on the ship and the
> list etc?
> I would be so grateful to receive any information at all as it is
> to find information out here in England.
> Kind regards,