Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

Barque Gloucester

Arrive San Francisco

Departed Sydney, Australia, for San Francisco December 23, 1849

Arrived San Francisco: May 28, 1850

Placer Times

Marine Journal

Barque Gloucester, Tardiff, 152 ds fm Sydney, via Auckland, 116 ds, 158 pass, 35 females

Master: Tardiff
152 days from Sydney, Australia via Auckland, 116 ds, 158 pass, 35 females.


1849 July 1st: The barque arrived in Sydney from Sourabaya (departed from Sourabaya 1849 April 25th)
1849 Dec 20th cleared Sydney
1849 Dec 23rd background Passengers not listed in departure record tsg:302
1849 Dec 25th arrival Sydney tsg:302
1849 Dec 28th departure Sydney tsg:302
1849 Dec 28th background Resumed voyage tsg:302
1850 January 10th, arrived Auckland, New Zealand

May 23, 1850: Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California

Shipping Intelligence. Port of San Francisco.

SPOKEN. By Eliza, 15th May, lat 33 40 north, long. 132 44 west, barque Gloucester, for Sydney for this port, which was reported having spoken, two days previous, schooner Esther, from Sydney, do.

May 31, 1850, Placer Times, Placerville, California

Marine Journal: Br. bark Gloucester, Tardiff, 152 days from Sydney via Auckland, 116 days, 158 passengers, 35 females.


June 11, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California

BARK GLOUCESTER - Shippers and consignees by this vessel are informed, that if their goods are not removed within fifteen days from the date of arrival, demurrage will commence. Parties not having paid the balance of their freight, are informed that if it is not paid immediately their goods will be sold at the expiration of the above 15 days.

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August 13, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco


SUPERIOR COURT . . . Most of the day was occuped in arguments on the suit of Mackay & Co., vs. barque Gloucester. The subject was taken under advisement by the Court.

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August 31, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco


In the suit of Charles G. Noble vs. bark Gloucester, judgment by default was rendered in favor of plaintiff.

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September 14, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco


SUPERIOR COURT.--The Court made an order yesterday that the sheriff show cause on the 14th inst. why he should not be made to levy on the bark Gloucester, in the suit of Elias J. Scobie against said barque.

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November 21, 1850, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

During the gale of Tuesday night, the British bark Gloucester, a storeship belonging to Starkey Brothers, careened over with the force of the wind, filled, and sunk; she had a large number of ironhouses on board.


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