Drew of West Penwith and Beyond

A meeting place for researchers of the Drew family of West Penwith and Redruth areas, and their associated families. If you have come across this site during searches for Drew family history, and you feel you might be connected, please contact one of the members to have your name added to the members list.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Who was on the Chyebassa, September-October 1885?

So who were the people that travelled with the Drew family when they set out on their journey to the Colonies? From the Autograph books of Great-aunts Ella and Jen, we can glean several names; Avon, Juster, Smalley, Crago, Mrs. Stafford, and Matron. The full passenger list shows a large number of people that travelled on that trip.

To avoid cluttering this Blog with extraneous names, I have created a new blog for the Chyebassa and its passengers. It can be found at: http://chyebassaoct85.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, April 12, 2007


ANZAC Day, 25th April, is almost upon us. Ancestry.com has been in touch with me to supply material on Jack Drew's war service as part of a full broadsheet spread 'advertorial' for the ANZAC Day edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.


19 April. The draft layout has come through for approval, and Grandad Jack's pic (similing, with a mate) is the feature photograph. Dad also has a pic in there, playing grandad's cornet. So Grandad, Dad, and the cornet all get a mention to tie the sotry together. The other stories are good, too. I will email the draft out later on.