1820 Settler Ship : East Indian

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Ship  East Indian 
Scheme  the Government Settler Scheme 
Tonnage  c 400 
Departure Port  Cork 
Parties  Parker,   Scanlan,    
Number on Board  220 
Departure Date  12th February 1820 
Landfall Port  Simon's Bay 
Landfall Date  1st May 1820 
Final Port  Saldhana Bay 
Final Port landfall date  late May 1820 
Other Information  Master was Captain Hogg
In the Morning Post 18 Jan 1820 : The East Indian, the transport appointed to convey the principal body of Irish settlers to South Africa, arrived at Cork, at which port they are to embark on Saturday se'nnight. A letter from one of the emigrants speaks in the highest terms of the abundance and excellent quality of the provisions allowed by Government, and of the civility and attention of the crew.
- They must have thought this was a good start! posted by Rose Kelland. 

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