The Kinkead (Kincade) family migrated to Victoria from County Armagh in Northern Ireland as bounty immigrants. They arrived on board the migrant ship “the Wallace” which docked in Port Phillip on the 16th February 18441.
Stepping of the ship was James Kincade (surname spelt as per the passenger list), aged 29 and his wife, Mary Greenfield, aged 25. The voyage had taken 104 days, leaving Liverpool on the 3rd Nov 18432. Sadly during the voyage James and Mary lost their son James (10 months) on December 13th from Diarrhea. Mary’s elder sister Jane Greenfield, aged 33, who had paid her own way3, passed away only days before arriving at Port Phillip on 11th February 1844 from typhois bronchitis.
On debarkation, they were engaged to be employed to Mr McMillan of Williamstown4.
- Passenger List [↩]
- The Melbourne Weekly Courier 17th February 1844 [↩]
- Website – They came by ship – British Immigrants who arrived 1844 [↩]
- Alphabetical Passenger List [↩]