- Born: 1803
- Marriage: Elizabeth Witt Wittle 1826
- Died: 1878, Mt. Pleasant, at age 75
The emigrant ship SUCCESS left London, England on 27 November, 1842 and arrived in the Swan River Colony on 22 March, 1843. She weighed 621 tons and her master was Sampson KEEN.
The voyage took 115 days and no ports were visited along the way. A total of 67 male and 64 female passengers were landed in the Swan River Colony on arrival.
There were 8 deaths on the voyage (1 male, 2 females, 2 juvenile males and 3 juvenile females). There were also 4 births on the voyage (3 males and 1 female).
Later the SUCCESS was driven ashore off Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 April, 1843. She was successfully refloated but did run aground again, that time off Western Australia's northern coast in 1844.
Ron GIBLETT's book, "Eastward to the Avon," [ISBN 0-646-13089-7], tells the story of the GIBLETT family of Northam, W.A. and many other associated families who lived in Western Australia's Avon District. Since the author's ancestors migrated on the SUCCESS he has devoted two chapters to the ship (pp. 27-41) and gives a comprehensive account of the vessel, its passengers, the journey and many other interesting facts.
"FISHER" Passenger Biographies
William FISHER, b. c1806 (Bradford-on Avon, Wiltshire, England), m. Elizabeth FISHER (nee WITTLE) (Wiltshire, England) and arrived in W.A. with 7 children.
William's brother George and his family (below) also travelled to W.A. on the same voyage.
Samuel FISHER, m. Esther MINCHIN (Middle Swan, W.A.) May 1849, d. Oct. 1899 (South Australia).
Ann FISHER, m. George BAKER April, 1847. George travelled to W.A. on the same voyage of the SUCCESS.
James FISHER, m. Emma BINGE Mar. 1852 (Middle Swan, W.A.).
Mary FISHER, m. Robert MARTIN Sep. 1853 (Middle Swan, W.A.).
Elizabeth FISHER, m. James MINCHIN in 1851.
Eliza FISHER, m. George MURRAY in 1859 (South Australia).
William FISHER, probably born aboard SUCCESS in 1842. He died from a horse accident in 1868 (Mt. Pleasant, South Australia).
Alicia Ellen FISHER, b. South Australia.
Hester FISHER, b. South Australia.
George FISHER, b. 1809 (Bradford-on Avon, Wiltshire, England), m. Sarah Mary FISHER (nee JORDAN), 4th May, 1835. Sarah was b. c1810 (Bradford-on Avon, Wiltshire, England). They arrived in W.A. with 4 children.
George d. Jan 1855 (York, W.A.), bd. 24 Jan. 1855 (Old Pioneer Cemetery). Sarah m. Henry STEVENS 1856 and they had one daughter.
George's brother William and his family (above) also travelled to W.A. on the same voyage.
Eliza FISHER, bp. 29 May, 1836 (Bearfield, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England), m. George TREW (convict) 27 Jan. 1856 (York CofE, W.A.). Eliza died in 1904 (York, W.A.).
George FISHER, b. 1836 (Wiltshire, England), m. Fanny Louisa HANCOCK 5 Sept. 1866 (Beverley, W.A.). After George died 25 Jan 1879 on board "Rosette" near Roeburne during a cyclone, Fanny remarried David KILPATRICK.
Ruth FISHER, bp. 13 April, 1841 (Wiltshire, England), d. 1853 (York, W.A.)
James FISHER, bp. 13 Feb. 1842 (Wiltshire, England), m. Eliza STRANGE 1878 (Roeburne, W.A.), d. 7 Feb. 1899 (Roeburne, W.A.)
Mary FISHER b. 7 Oct. 1845 (York, W.A.), d. 1848 (York, W.A.)
Mary FISHER b. 27 Jul. 1848 (York, W.A.), m. Richard SPANSWICK 1867, d. 1910.
Sarah FISHER b. 6 Oct. 1850.
Samuel FISHER b. 20 Aug. 1852, m. Caroline DOWNES 4 May 1876 (York, W.A.), d. 4 Sep. 1931 (York, W.A.)
Harriet Hannah FISHER b. 4 Sep. 1855, m. Henry ASHBOLT 1880 (York, W.A.), d. 13 May 1946.
William married Elizabeth Witt Wittle in 1826. (Elizabeth Witt Wittle was born in 1808.)