PECK of TAITA
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.
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