CAPLICE IMMIGRATION
TO QUEENSLAND

 

QUEEN OF THE COLONIES
Shipping Line T.M. Mackay and Co., 'Black Ball' Line of British and Australian Ex Royal Mail Packets.

385 statute adult passengers (exclusive of Master, Crew and cabin passengers).

Voyage of 140 days
Left London on ?
Arrived Brisbane in Jan 1863

Edward Caples 21 yrs Labourer Ireland

On the same ship were:

William O'Brien 36 yrs Labourer Ireland
Mary O'Brien 36 yrs Ireland
Charles O'Brien 11 yrs Ireland
Catherine O'Brien 8 yrs Ireland
John O'Brien 6 yrs Ireland
Mary O'Brien 5 yrs Ireland
Charles O'Brien 35 yrs
Cath O'Brien ? yrs
Francis O'Brien 11 yrs
Charles O'Brien 8 yrs
John O'Brien 6 yrs
Edward O'Brien 4 yrs

The O'Briens from Ballyporeen were cousins of the Caplices. It is unclear whether these O'Briens were related.

 

DACCA
Left London on 17 Jan 1884

Arrived Cooktown on 6 Mar 1884

Cath Caples 20 Single
Pat Caples 21 Single

 

WISTOW HALL
2500 Tons,

approximately 465 passengers

Captain Virrell,

Matron Mrs Gaudin

Ship stopped at Brisbane, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bowen, Townsville, and Cooktown.

Left London on 30 Jun 1885

Arrived Brisbane on 25 Aug 1885

Arrived Maryborough on 29 Aug 1885


Alice Capliss (actually Alice Caplice), 15 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Tipperary, RC, Could Read and Write, Remittance passenger.

Alice Capliss left ship at Maryborough on 31 Aug 1885. She may have travelled with Catherine Kelly, single, 18 year old Dom. Serv. from Tipperary. They both travelled to Gympie to be with friends. Also a Kate O'Brien, single, 20 year old Dom. Serv. from Clare was on the ship.

Also on the same ship was: -

Kate O'Brien, 20 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Clare, RC, Could Read & Write, Free Passenger

 

ORIANA
Captain Mosey
Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Goodridge
Matron Mrs McKeddie

The ship had the following passengers:

150 English
66 Scots
65 Irish

Left Plymouth on 6 Jul 1887
Arrived Maryborough on 14 Oct 1887

* Catherine (Kate) Caples, 40 or 46 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Kerry, RC, Could Read & Write,

* James Caples, 20 or 21 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Kerry, RC, Could Read & Write

* Mary Caples, 16 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Kerry, RC, Could Read & Write

James McCabe, 20 yrs, Single, Labourer, Kerry, RC, Could Read & Write, To friends at Maryborough

* Remittance Passengers. Kate, James and Mary Caples all left ship on the 15 October 1887 to go to Howard just north of Maryborough to stay with married daughter and sister Catherine O'Doherty who had married Bernard O'Doherty at Gympie on 7 June 1886

 

TAROBA
3,300 Tons, 605 passengers
Captain Morris
Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Charles Ford Webb
Matron Mrs. Currie

Ship stopped: -

Thursday Island 8 Aug 1888
Cooktown 11 Aug 1888
Townsville 13 Aug 1888
Bowen 14 Aug 1888
Mackay 15 Aug 1888
Rockhampton 16 Aug 1888
Brisbane 17 Aug 1888

Left London on 30 Jun 1888
Arrived Brisbane on 17 Aug 1888

Ellen Caplice, 24 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write, Free Passenger

Pat Caplice, 23 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write, Assisted passenger to Brisbane

Also on the same ship were: -

James O'Brien, 20 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Clare, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

John O'Brien, 26 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Clare, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

Norah O'Brien, 24 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Clare, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

Catherine Doherty, 17 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Clare, RC, Could Read & Write, Free Passenger

 

TARA
3013 Tons
568 passengers
Captain Hansard
Surgeon Superintendent Dr. James Marshall (Twelfth voyage)
Matron Miss Chase (Twenty fourth voyage)

Ship stopped at Brisbane, Rockhampton and Mackay.

Left London on 12 Nov 1890
Arrived Brisbane on 3 Jan 1891

John Caplice, 20 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

James Caplice, 17 yrs, Single, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

Also on the same ship were: -

John O'Brien, 23 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Tipperary, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

Margaret O'Brien, 21 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Tipperary, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

John O'Brien, 21 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Tipperary, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

Nora O'Brien, 17 yrs, Single, Domestic Servant, Cork, RC, Could Read and Write, Remittance Passenger

Neil Doherty, 21 yrs, Single, Labourer, Donegal, RC, Could Read & Write, Remittance Passenger

John Hickey, 20 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Cork, RC, Could Read a Write, Remittance Passenger

 

SS MILITADES
Ship travelled from London via South Africa and Southern Australian ports.

Left London on
Arrived Brisbane on 17 Oct 1904

Johanne Caplice, 55 yrs, Married Widow, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write

Hannah Caplice, 24 yrs?, Single, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write

Mary Caplice, 22 yrs, Single, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write

Timothy Caplice, 20 yrs, Single, Limerick, RC, Could Read & Write

Also on the same ship were : -

Kate O'Donnell, 38 yrs, Married, Domestic Servant, Tipperary, RC, Could Read & Write, Brisbane Passenger

John O'Donnell, 15 yrs, Single, Farm Labourer, Tipperary, RC, Could Read & Write, Brisbane Passenger

 

NOTE:- My Caplice's were related to O'Briens, O'Dohertys, O'Donnell's, McCabe's and Hickey's. I have included anyone on the Passenger List with these surnames. It is not an indication that they are definitely connected. Just a maybe!

 

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