Suter, Edward and Fanny
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Edward Suter married Fanny Morris at King’s Norton (now a suburb of Birmingham) in 1838. They were 49 and 47 respectively at the time of the maiden voyage, and died at their Kensington SA home in the 1890s. No children were born here, and no other reference to them could be found.
We asked that anyone who could help identify this couple to contact us, and thankfully Di Cummings of TheShipsList helped with information that helps to confirm that Edward and Fanny are the Suter couple we sought.
The information from Di Cummings' TheShipsList identified that
PRINCE REGENT from London 1839 September 25 - Adelaide SUTER, Edward 23 [born Birmingham ENG] cordwainer
PRINCE REGENT from London 1839 September 25 - Adelaide SUTER, Fanny 21 (wife of Edward),
Applic.4914 for free passage to South Australia, Adult=1M and 1F, dated May 11th, 1839.
The respective ages of Edward and Fanny Suter on the Prince Regent (London to Adelaide) in 1839, and those of the couple on the City of Adelaide (London to Adelaide) in 1864, fit very neatly indeed.
There seems little doubt that the pair who migrated in 1839 were returning to Adelaide after a visit ‘home’ to England.
Twenty five years on, and without children, they could now afford the luxury of a First-Class passage on the brand-new City of Adelaide.