Yes, there was. There was also a young widow named Emma Davies in there at the same time - from memory. She was a lamplighter's widow (gas explosion? I asked myself) and had been born on a ship from Canada (I think).
If you want the ingredients for a romantic background, it's pretty much all there.
Your recollection is spot on!
I've been looking through the other names only this evening. Emma Davis was 31 in 1881 and was indeed a lamplighter's widow born "during a journey from Canada".