Job Joseph BRADLEY , 18091875 (aged 66 years)

Name
Job /BRADLEY/
Given names
Job
Nickname
Joseph
Surname
BRADLEY
Also known as
Joseph /BRADLEY/
Name
Joseph /BRADLEY/
Given names
Joseph
Surname
BRADLEY
Occupation

Mervyn D. Cobcroft has written:

"Job Joseph (or Joseph as he preferred) was the son of convict First Fleeter James Bradley, hence Joseph's assertion to being "a native of Australia". Born circa 1809, he went to sea as a boy to learn the maritime arts. By about 1825, he was engaged in the colonial Sperm Whale Fishery out of Sydney. In the early 1830s, he was in succession second and first mate of the whaling barque Lynx. He progressed to the command of several other whaling vessels. Twenty years on, he was sailing master of the schooner Ariel, the tender to the ill-fated Wanderer. The Lynx and Ariel episodes were seen by Bradley as such high points of his career that he laboriously wrote them down and had them printed by Beukers."

Apparently around 1860, Joseph prepared a book for publication by a general printer in Parramatta, named J.J. Beukers. An interim or proof copy was published as a slim, octavo volume and is now held by the John Oxley Library, Brisbane.

Emigration

CharlesBradley105 has written on Ancestry:

"The voyage of Fame across the Pacific in 1849-1850 News of the discovery of gold in California reached around the world. In addition to all other nations descending on the mines, several thousand Australian and New Zealander men, women and children responded to the lure. In 1849-1850, more than 200 hundred sailing vessels made the treacherous journey to California's Pacific Coast. Like all voyagers to the gold fields, they sailed in anything afloat: large ocean-going ships, barques, brigs, coastal cutters and schooners.

The first announcement of gold was published in Australia on December 23, 1848 in the Sydney Morning Herald. Coastal sailing vessels brought the news to Hobart, where it was published on January 9, 1849 and in Adelaide on January 27, 1849. It reached Auckland by December 2, Wellington on December 10, 1849, and Dunedin in the South on March 7, 1849.

By the end of January 1849, seven vessels — six from Sydney and one from Hobart — had sailed from Australia for San Francisco with 93 passengers, including six women and four children.

The sailing route and time from Australia to San Francisco depending on the wind and needs for replenishment of food and water. Ports usually included New Zealand, Tahiti, and/or the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

Among the early ships sailing for San Francisco from Australia and New Zealand w(as):

Fame, 203 ton barque built 1815 in Quebec. Sailed from Sydney October 23, 1849, Master Joseph Bradley. Arrived San Francisco March 19 (147 days at sea), 15 passengers.

Immigration

CharlesBradley105 has written on Ancestry:

"The voyage of Fame across the Pacific in 1849-1850 News of the discovery of gold in California reached around the world. In addition to all other nations descending on the mines, several thousand Australian and New Zealander men, women and children responded to the lure. In 1849-1850, more than 200 hundred sailing vessels made the treacherous journey to California's Pacific Coast. Like all voyagers to the gold fields, they sailed in anything afloat: large ocean-going ships, barques, brigs, coastal cutters and schooners.

The first announcement of gold was published in Australia on December 23, 1848 in the Sydney Morning Herald. Coastal sailing vessels brought the news to Hobart, where it was published on January 9, 1849 and in Adelaide on January 27, 1849. It reached Auckland by December 2, Wellington on December 10, 1849, and Dunedin in the South on March 7, 1849.

By the end of January 1849, seven vessels — six from Sydney and one from Hobart — had sailed from Australia for San Francisco with 93 passengers, including six women and four children.

The sailing route and time from Australia to San Francisco depending on the wind and needs for replenishment of food and water. Ports usually included New Zealand, Tahiti, and/or the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

Among the early ships sailing for San Francisco from Australia and New Zealand w(as):

Fame, 203 ton barque built 1815 in Quebec. Sailed from Sydney October 23, 1849, Master Joseph Bradley. Arrived San Francisco March 19 (147 days at sea), 15 passengers.

Marriage

There is information that Elizabeth travelled with her younger sister, Mary Ann, with Joseph when he, as Captain, took the "Fame" from Sydney, then Newcastle, to San Francisco in 1849.