Topsail schooner, ‘Lady of St Kilda’.

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    I am researching the history of the Lady of St Kilda, which was built at Dartmouth in 1834 and was owned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland of Killerton, Devon. She sailed under the command of Captain Fairfax Moresby (Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby GCB).
    In 1841 she sailed for Port Phillip, Australia, under the command of Lieutenant James Ross Lawrence.
    Trading regularly from Port Phillip for J.B. Were & Co., her name was adopted for the new municipal district of Melbourne – eventually the city of St Kilda.
    She was sold to a Mr Jackson of Sydney who sailed with his wife and family, and others, for Tahiti. My last record of her is from the Daily Southern Cross newspaper of Auckland, where she departed on 16th December 1843. She was shipwrecked at Tahiti, but no further details are known.
    I would be interested to know of any information regarding Mr Jackson and his family, or indeed any information [about the vessel].
    John M MacAulay

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