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immigrants on the SLAINS CASTLE - Wellington 1841

Journal by ngairedith

see link for info on the immigrants who sailed from Deal 18 Sept 1840, arriving in Wellington 25 Jan 1841 on the SLAINS CASTLE
Captain: James Petrie, Surgeon Superintendent: J Sheridan

* ARRIVAL of the SLAINS CASTLE
The Slains Castle, commanded by Captain James Petre, left Deal on the 18th September, 1840, and arrived on the 29th January 1841, with 41 married couples, 24 single men, 21 single women, 42 children under 14, 34 under 7 and 15 under 1.
5 births and 4 deaths under 12 months old occurred on board...

* great read of the LUCKY SLAINS CASTLE 1840 - 1885

THE IMMIGRANTS
(same names have been put together here but may not necessarily be of the same family, see link above for more info). See at end for those who did not embark
ALLEN
John aged 35, widower
& son aged 9

BARON
George aged 40
Helen his wife aged 41
George Jnr aged 19
& 3 children:
George aged 12
Margaret aged 12
Margaret aged 8

BARROW
Louiza aged 20

BLACKBOROW
John aged 27
Mary Ann aged 25
Thomas aged 1

BLAKE
George aged 38
Sarah aged 35
Jane aged 10
Catherine aged 9
Thomas aged 8
William Henry aged 6
Laurence aged 4
James aged 15 months

BOYSEN/BOYSON
* Peter aged 29 (Peter was born in Hamburg, Germany. He married Jane Major in London in Nov 1839. In 1843 he was a shipwright at Pipitea Point. In May 1846 he was the carpenter on the brigatine 'Hannah' which was wrecked near North Cape & Peter lost his life)
* Jane (nee Major) his wife aged 37 (1803-1885). They had 2 daughters born in Wellington (Agnes Annie Boysen 1841-1878 & Jane Catherine Boysen 1843-). Jane next married John Moore (1824-1890) in 1855. Jane & John are buried Bolton street, Wellington
* Jean aged 13 (Jean Fuller, daughter of Jane Major from relationship with John Fuller)
* John aged 11 (John Henry Fuller (1830-1886), son of Jane Major from previous relationship)

BRUNGAR
George aged 24
Mary his wife aged 22
Emma their daughter aged 1

BURKETT/BIRKETT
* Benjamin aged 38 (born 1799 in Kent to John Burkett (a pauper) & Sarah Savin)
* Martha Jane (nee Hogg) aged 35 (ships list has Mary)
* Jabez aged 11 (1829-1862, ships list has Javis, worked as a Sawyer in Greytown. Married Isabella Gardner)
* Edward aged 6 (1833-1902, born in Wouldham, Kent. Married Ellen Hart (1832-1929) in Wellington 1853. They moved to Masterton and later to Manaia & had 13 children. Elle was a daughter of Edward Hart & Sarah Culley, arrived on the Tyne 9 Aug 1841)
* George aged 2

BUTLER
James Henry aged 24
Martha aged 25
Charles aged 5 months

CARLEY
Anna Maria aged 29 (a widow)

CHISHOLM
Adam aged 30

COLLINS
James aged 31
Ann aged 31 (nee Downie) sister also on board
Mary aged 9
Annie aged 7
Margaret aged 5
Elizabeth aged 18 months (died at sea)

COOPER
James aged ?
(taken on board at Blackwell by request of Mr Alton the Emigrant Agent, a party paying his passage money)

CORMACK
John aged 21

CROUTHER
Thomas aged 31 (1802-1872 born in Huddersfield, county of York, enlisted for service with the 51st Regiment of Foot for 21 years 75 days, on 18 May 1811 (said to be aged 19-see death below) to 31 July 1832. On 15 Oct 1832 at his medical on leaving the regiment, he was reported as being 40 years of age. Thomas was a Tailor & Draper in Lambton Quay, Wellington. He died 4 March 1872 in Wainuiomata, said to be 69?)
Judith aged 30 (1803-1878 nee Kershaw, married Thomas 29 Oct 1827 in St Wilfrid, Calverley, West Yorkshire)
John aged 9 (1831-)
Frederick Kershaw aged 8 (1833-)
Emma aged 7
Anna aged 4

DAY
William aged 20

DINGLE
James aged 22

DOWNIE
Jane aged 20 (sister of Mrs Ann Collins above)

EGLINTON
Benjamin aged 32
Eliza aged 32
Eliza aged 8
John aged 5
Henry aged 2
Benjamin aged 2 months

FAIRBRASS
Thomas aged 21
Ann his wife, aged 21
Mary his sister, aged 20
Elizabeth aged 2

FELLINGHAM
George aged 23
* George was born 18 Dec 1816 in St Bartholomew the Great, London. He died at Woolcombe St, Wellington 11 Jan 1855 aged 38. He was one of the proprietors of the 'Wellington Independent'. He left 6 young children
Rebecca (nee Sutton) aged 25
* George & Rebecca married on Xmas Day 1838 in Bishopsgate. Rebecca remarried in 1855 to John Price. She died at Woolcombe St Wellington in 1867 aged 62 & buried Bolton Street
Emily Rebecca Louisa 'Emma' aged 9 months
* Emily was born Clerkenwell 1839. She married Robert Hooper in St Peter's Wellington 6 July 1861. She died in Upper Hutt in 1913 aged 74 and buried at Akatarawa

FLOYD
Thomas aged 23
Caroline aged 20 (nee Browne). Her brother Joseph & wife Sarah (nee Spice) emigrated 1858
Caroline aged 9 months

FORBES
Robert aged 35 (1805-1849, married Margaret 1830 in Pitsligo, Highland county of Aberdeenshire)
Margaret Ross (nee Cooper) aged 30. Innkeeper & Protester. Encouraged by government representatives to go north they settled Epsom, Auckland. Later moved to Onehunga, where Robert Forbes applied for and was granted a bush licence. He established the New Leith Inn, near the beach, in a large raupo dwelling which had once been used by Ngati Mahuta leader Potatau Te Wherowhero. This was the first licensed accommodation established in Onehunga
Eliza aged 9 (married William George Vernon, a Scotsman who worked as a sawyer at Te Huia. He was killed felling timber in 1850, 5 months after the birth of their son. Eliza rowed his body back to Onehunga. She next married George Kells, a widower with 2 children in 1855. An Irishman from County Louth 1821-, he and his 4 brothers joined the British army and sailed with the 65th of Foot on the Java 1846. They had a son & 5 daughters, one was Isabella Foster Rogers Kells)
John aged 7
Mary aged 7
Margaret aged 4
Ellen aged 2
Agnes aged 4 months
from her link ... Margaret Forbes was a courageous, independent-minded woman, devoted to the welfare of her family. She was unusual in that she dared to stand up for her rights before the highest authorities. She lost the battle for justice but went on, against great odds, to provide for her children, and, after years of poverty and hardship, to achieve some prosperity

GOODWIN
Henry aged 49
Elizabeth aged 43
Elizabeth aged 18
James aged 16
Henry aged 13
James aged 11
Jane aged 11
George aged 9

GREENWOOD
William aged 33
Martha aged 32
Hope aged 7
Faith aged 5
Joseph aged 2

HAMMERSDORFF
Adolphus aged 26
Adolph was put ashore at Deal, off Beachy Head, on 17 Sep as his thigh bone was fractured on the 16th

HAIR
William aged 40
Margaret aged 28
Ann aged 9
Margaret aged 7
William aged 4 months

HARRIS
Samuel Gregory aged 24, surveyor for the Plymouth Company
* Samuel married Mary Jane Edgecumbe in New Plymouth 26 July 1841 and had 12 children. His daughter Sarah Ann Harris (1844-1878) was to marry Anthony Charles Nathan in Wanganui in 1867, a son of Henry Anthony Nathan, below
Eleanor aged 21 (possibly his sister)
* Eleanor married George Pilcher in 1842 in Wellington & had 12 children, see link
15 August 1902

HESSE
August Adolph Albert aged 27
Pauline aged 23
Ellis aged 2
Edwin aged 10 months

HICKMAN
John aged 35
Eliza aged 27
John aged 9 months

HODGE
John aged 26

HOOD
Augustus aged 20

JACKSON
John aged 22
Martha aged 24

JONES
Thomas aged 38
Mary aged 37
Elizabeth aged 7
Thomas aged 1

KERNEY
John aged 30
Ellen aged 28
Elizabeth aged 2
Anna M. aged 4 months

KILGOUR
Alexander aged 45
Margaret aged 35
Alexander aged 17
James aged 15
Ann aged 12
David aged 10
Margaret aged 2
William aged 9 months (died at sea)

LAKEMAN
William aged 29
Martha aged 29

LEATHART
Charles aged 34
Claudia aged 33
Edwin aged 25

LOCKETT
Jonas aged 23
Ann aged 23
their daughter aged 4 months, died off Gravesend of Convulsions 12 Sep 1840
Eliza aged 17

McINTOSH
Isabella aged 20

MARSHALL
Henry aged 25

MEDWIN
William aged 37
Elizabeth aged 45
Edwin aged 15
John aged 13
Eliza aged 12
Mathias aged 9
Elizabeth aged 7
Sarah aged 5
Thomas aged 4
William aged 1

MERRIX
Henry aged 26
Martha aged 29

MILLER
Joseph aged 43
Ann his wife aged 44
Mary Anne aged 21
Hannah aged 19
Sarah aged 17
George aged 11
Joseph aged 9
Harriet aged 7
Henry aged 4
James aged 9 months

MINZIES
Alexander aged 41

NEIL
Caroline aged 19

NATHAN
Henry Anthony aged 26
Jane (nee Hearn) his wife aged 26 (6 months pregnant with Thomas Wellington Nathan)
Jane his daughter aged 7
* They moved up to Wanganui on August 19th 1841 and settled there, becoming very involved in the town. They had 11 children, see at link. (Their son Anthony (Mayor of Taihape) would marry Sarah Harris, daughter of Samuel Harris above)

OSBORNE
Mary aged 21

PALMER
Richard aged 27
Eliza his wife aged 27

PARKER
Thomas aged 21

POTE
William aged 27
Betsey aged 27
they then sailed on the 'Brougham' up to New Plymouth

RICHARDS
Joseph Manuel aged 27
Ann his wife aged 27
Frederick aged 3
Louis aged 10 months

ROOTS
John aged 40
Mary aged 36
Joseph Bridgment aged 4 (married Emily Wybourne Reid 1874, died 1916 Palmerston North)

SCHMIDT
John aged 58, widower
Sarah aged 24
Mary aged 22
Martha aged 20

SHARPE
Mary aged 21
Harriet aged 16

SQUIBB
Charles Henry aged 39, tallow chandler
Elizabeth his wife aged 37
Elizabeth Harriet aged 19
Anne Sophia his daughter aged 15 (married fellow passenger, William Edward Vincent in 1844. Anne died 1843 aged 18 from Brain Disease)
Margaret Michell his daughter aged 14 (died 1842 in Akaroa from burns, see link)
Adelaide his daughter aged 8 (died in 1863 aged 31 in Greytown after giving birth)
Amelia Emma his daughter aged 6 (married Nathaniel Vincent in 1853)
Charlotte his daughter aged 3
Elizabeth Harriet aged 19

STEVENS
James aged 25 (the cook on board)
Margaret aged 26

STEWART
John aged 25

SUSANS
Thomas aged 48 (born 1793 in Kent, died 1850 NZ)
Elizabeth his wife aged 40
& 5 children:
John aged 13
Ann aged 11 (married William Peckham 1848, married George Mudgway 1892)
Child aged 8
Souters aged 7
Daniel aged 4 (1836-1917 married Mary Stoneham 1872)

TEAGUE
Samuel aged 25

TURNER
Robert aged 21
Agnes aged 24
Mary Ann aged 9 months

VINCENT
William Edward aged 21 (married fellow passenger Anne Sophia Squibb in 1844)

WALKER
George aged 23

WARBURTON
Thomas aged 21

WATTERS
John aged 29
Marion his wife aged 24
John aged 5
Jessie aged 3
Christian aged 3 months

WEAVEL/WEANELL
James aged ?
(taken on board at Blackwell by request of Mr Alton the Emigrant Agent, a party paying his passage money)

WESTWOOD
James aged 20

WHEELER
Robert aged 34
Sarah his wife aged 23
Jean their daughter aged 4

WIGHT
David aged 24
Mary his wife aged 27
Isabella their daughter aged 8 months

DID NOT EMBARK
ASHWORTH
Thomas aged 20
Mary aged 28
& 1 child

BINNS
Charles aged 35
Sarah aged 35

CLARKE
Stephen aged 33
his wife aged 38
& 3 children

COCHRAN
Thomas aged 26
Maria aged 26

CRUIKSHANK
Margaret aged 30
& 1 child

DYER
Rob age unknown
Eliza aged 32

FISHER
James aged 39
Harriet aged 38
& 4 children

GRANT
James aged 28
Janet aged 26
& 1 child

HAMMERSDORFF??
* see his name above

MENZIES
John aged 28
Grace aged 26

RAMSBOTTOM
Thomas aged 31
Ann his wife aged 32
& 1 child

RILEY
John aged 29
Cath aged 37
& 3 children

ROCHE
Thomas aged 27
Eliza aged 27
& 1 child

SEEAR
William J. aged 25 (a William J Seear 1815-1855 is buried at St Kilda, NSW)
Mary aged 25
& 1 child

SUTTON
William aged 37
Ann aged 30

WILLMORE
Thomas aged 39 (born Middlesex 24 July 1801, died 1871 South Stoneham, Hampshire)
& 4 children
Susannah aged 26 (nee Wincen)
Thomas jnr aged 16

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by RakiuraJohn on 2014-08-28 04:06:51

Hi Ngairedith
It appears the Slain Castle actually sailed from London, not Clyde as you state above.
For instance, James Weavel & James Cooper boarded at Blackwell (which is on the River Thames in London; baby Lockett died off Gravesend on 12 Sep 1840; Adolfus Hammersdorf broke a leg on 16 Sep 1840 off Beachy Head and was put ashore on 17 Sep 1840 at Deal (both places are on the English Channel coast); the ship then sailing from Deal on 18 Sep 1840 to arrive at Port Nicholson (Wellington, NZ) on 25 Jan 1841.
Weavel & Cooper were paying passengers "at the request of Mr Alston, the Emigration Agent". This person is presumably Mr H.F. Alston, the New Zealand Company's superintendent of emigration, who was based in London.
regards
John

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