Research Page Chapter 5: California Gold

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This Research page contains material which may not be included in my manuscript The Falkenburgs
An American Colonial Family: Chapter 5 California Gold
. In There are two reasons this material does not appear in the manuscript. First, in an effort to manage the size of the book or the flow of the story, I decided that some details should be relegated to research notes. In other cases, I simply don't know all of the facts needed to make a coherent presentation. Those notes are found here. In many cases they are notes to myself and may not represent fully explored and documented fact. If you have navigated to this page from a Google search, and you have not seen my manuscript, you may wish to follow the link below for a more complete story of the colonial roots of the Falkenburg/Falkinburg family.

Link to manuscript: The Falkenburgs:An American Colonial Family

Link to Chapter 5: California Gold


(2.2) The Voyages of Captain Charles A. Falkinburg

Brig Sarah Abigail (SEP to DEC 1850)

Sara Abigail arrives NSW: The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

Sept. 16.-Sarah Abigail, brig, 210 tons,
Captain Falkenburg, from San Francisco 25th
July, in ballast ; to take in coals for California.

Sara Abigal loaded and ready to sail for San Francisco: New Zealander 27 NOV 1850

Helen S. Page 'spoke' to Sara Abigail re weather en-route to San Francisco: New Zealander 7 DEC 1850

1 FEB 1851Sarah Abigail arrives back San Francisco reported New Zealander ( 19 APR 1851).

Brig Sarah Abigail (26 DEC 1851)

26 DEC 1851 Arrival Port Jackson (via Tahiti): Mariners in Australian Waters Note: the website will display (1) summary data (2) a scan of the arrival report and (3) a standard Health Report. Another report of the arrival: New Zealander (21 February 1852)

Captain Falkinburg Returns to San Francisco on the Bark Wilton

Capt. C.A. Falkinburg sells Brig Sarah Abigail while in Australia and returns to San Francisco as a passenger on the Barque Wilton (arrival 23 APR 1852). Charles has sold the Sarah Abigail while in Australia.

Charles Falkinburg and his wife arrive in Newcastle, NSW Australia aboard the Bark Drummond (19 OCT 1852) The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

I believe that this is the trip of Charles and his wife to go back to the east coast of the U.S. to take possession of the Bark Jane A. Falkinburg. This is the first mention of Charles' wife, therefore he must have married before OCT 1852. Charles has purchased the Bark Drummond and is sailing back to Australia with a final destination of the United States.

9.-Drummond, barque, 258 tons, Captain Falkenburg, from San Francisco 11 th August, in ballast. Passengers-Mrs. Falkenbnrg, Mr.and Mrs. Lancaster, R. Reed, E. L. Montgomery, J. B. Prombey, H. Taft, G. W. Mathews, D. Robinson, O. B. Palmer, S. Plymer*, J. Dodd, W. Algate, J. Somerville, J. DumaneJ. F. Darr, J. Sleyh, J. York, J. B. Gorking, D. Ambrows, D. Anthony, Dr. Ryan, and 88 in the steerage.

The Drummond has bad a long passage from California, having met with a continuance of foul winds, and was compelled to call at Norfolk Island for provisions. She left the latter place on the 9th instant. A very large quantity of gold has been brought up by the passengers.-Herald, Oct. 20.


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