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David Hastings 1797

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DAVID HASTINGS, son of James Hastings and Sarah Muirhead was born in 1797 in Drumloff, Glencairn, Dumprieshire, Scotland. He died on 12 Oct 1838 in Spring Cove, Sydney Harbour, NSW, Australia. He married MARY LOWRIE (also LAURIE) on 21 Aug 1829 in Keir, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. She was born in 1803 in Galloway, Scotland. 


David Hastings and Mary Lowrie had the following children: 



i. JAMES HASTINGS was born in 1830 in Galloway, Scotland. He died in 1908 in Gosford, NSW, Australia. 

ii. WILLIAM HASTINGS was born in 1832 in Galloway, Scotland. 

iii. SARAH HASTINGS was born in 1836 in Galloway, Scotland. She died on 17 Jun 1838 in At Sea on board William Rogers. 

iv. THOMAS HASTINGS was born in 1838 in Galloway, Scotland. He died in 1838 in Spring Cove, Sydney Harbour, NSW, Australia. 







Marriage of David Hastings and Mary Laurie from Old Parish Registers, Parish of Keir 1829



David and Mary Hastings travelled to New South Wales aboard the William Rogers which left Greenock on the 13th of May for the four month voyage to Sydney, Australia.


Inflamatory fever broke out on board the ship around two weeks before the arrival of the vessel at Port Jackson, and the ship was immediately placed into Quarantine at Spring Cove when it arrived on the 27th September, 1838 after over 4 months at sea.  The vessel was released in early October, ready for the immigrants to disembark at Darling Harbour.  A fresh case of Typhus fever broke out, forcing the ship to return to Spring Cove and was again put back into Quarantine.  The immigrants were removed from the ship and moved into the huts at the station at North Head and people separated into the sick and healthy.


David Hastings death occurred at the Quarantine Station on the 30th October, 1838.  He was buried in the First Burial ground in use at the station from 1837 to 1855.


The fever spread rapidly amongst the immigrants, the first deaths occurring in October.  A total of 41 people would die from the ill fated William Rogers whilst in Quarantine.  The immigrants were finally released from the Quarantine station by early January, 1839.



Immigration Agents Lists for David and Mary:


Immigration List William Rogers - David Hastings.pdf

Immigration List William Rogers - Mary Hastings.pdf




Links: FrontPageJames Hastings - Sarah MuirheadHastings Surname


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