Thomas Bourne was
born on 17 January 1803 (see below) and baptised on 24 January 1803 in Hellingly.
He was mentioned in his Uncle Henry's will.
Thomas married Emma Weaver by banns on 19 May 1834 in
Brede, Sussex. He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were
both of Brede.
Emma was born on 29 October 1809 (see below).
Many thanks to Jan Burton for passing on the
Thomas appears on the list of Assisted Immigrants into NSW, film 1293 as
a married male immigrant on the ship "Palmira" (usually listed as
Palmyra) arriving in Sydney, Australia in September 1838:
Thomas Bourne "A native of England County of Sussex
Parish of Herlingly (sic), son of William Bourne farmer
there who died about 22 years ago, and Grace his wife.
Calling: Farm Servant
Age on Embarkation: Thirty five on 17 January 1838
In good health
Can read and also write a little
Satisfied with treatment on board"
and his wife Emma Bourne "A native of England, County
of Surrey Parish of Charlwood - daughter of Wm. Warner
farm labourer and Anne his wife.
Calling: servant of all work
Age on Embarkation: Twenty eight on 29th October 1837
In good health
Can read can not write - well satisfied with treatment on board"
and Female children, exceeding one, and under 15 years "Myra
Age on embarkation One year on 26th March 1838:"
After arrival in Sydney, they lived at various areas in the Hunter
Valley beyond Newcastle, and Emma had another seven children.
Myra Bourne is one of Jan's g.g. grandmothers.
Whether it is relevant or not there was also on the same voyage
Levi Warner, a native of Brede in Sussex, son of Ann
Warner of the same place, supported by the ?????Poor House.
Calling Farm labourer, age on embarkation 35 years on 21st Sept 1838.
And his wife Mary Ann Warner, a native of Dover in
Kent, Daughter to Mary Harris of Brockland/Buckland? in
Kent, Nurse. Calling Farm servant 31 years on 4th March, 1838.
Plus 5 children.
Jan has noted this because although Emma's father was name as
William when she arrived in Australia, at her death in 1890 the
family gave her father's name as Levy.