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passenger list INDIAN QUEEN - Wellington 1857

Journal by ngairedith

A huge thank you to Tessa for finding this passenger list for the INDIAN QUEEN
- departed Liverpool 1 November 1856 - arrived in Wellington 30 January 1857

She was the second of James Baines & Co's Black Ball line of packets and was a sister ship to the Oliver Lang
The Captain was D. F. JOBSON

The reported number of passengers varies from paper to paper and over time I have seen from 270 to 340 to even 414 immigrants (plus some passengers) on board,

There was also a full cargo of general merchandise
22 deaths occurred on board (have also seen a report of 12) during the voyage, 20 children died of the measles and 2 adults died
There were reported to have been 4 births on board

A misunderstanding is reported to have arisen in Wellington between the provincial authorities and the immigrants. It appears that a verbal engagement was made by the agent of the province in Liverpool to the effect that all men emigrating would receive employment immediately on landing at 5s a day.
in consequence, employment was offered on the raods and public works but the rate of wages was reduced to 4s a day. The men to whom the promise was given by the agent stood out for its complete performance and threatened that if 5s were not given that they would not pay their promissory notes when they came due, at periods of twelve and twenty-four onths.

Because of this threatened refusal one of the recusants was summoned and imprisoned and police were stationed on board vessels about to eave the harbour and searched them to prevent re-emigration.

A number of the emigrants assembled before the police office using threats and 'violent language'.

The promissary notes were signed in Liverpool but were not stamped and a question was raised about their legality

The following list that Tessa found is of the signed (and overdue) promissory notes of the men from that voyage of the Indian Queen

the number after each name is the number of promissory notes signed
... the birth & death dates in brackets are mine

ABBOT, Arthur - 1 (1825-1890)
ALEXANDER, Edward - 4
ANDERSON, George - 2
ARNELL, William - 3
- OR -
ARNETT, William - 1 & ARWELL, William - 2
ASHFORD, Frank - 3
ASHWORTH, James - 4
AUSTIN, Charles - 8

BAMBRY, William - 3 (1844-1899)
BAMFORD, Jonathan - 4 (1813-1898)
BARNARD, William - 5
BATEMAN, John - 3
BATTY, Matthew - 1 (1827-1900)
BAXTER, S - 1
BAXTER, Thomas -1
BRIGHT, Richard - 8 (1828-1892)
BULL, James - 1
BURGESS, George - 5

CHITTY, John - 1
CLIFF, David - 1
CLIFFE, George - 1
COCKRAM or COCHRAN, John - 1
COE, George - 4
COLE, John - 8
COLLIER, William B. - 3
CONSTABLE, Frederick - 3 (1831-1903)
COUPE, R (Robinson ?) - 1 (1815-1899)
CROFT, Charles - 1

D'ARCY, Thomas - 4
DARE. Thomas - 3 (1832-1875)
DAVIS, Robert - 2
DIXON, Robert - 4

EDWARDS, Edward - 1
ELLISON. Thomas - 8
ENTWHISTLE, William - 1
EVES, W. H. (William Henry 1805-1890 ?) - 9

FARMER, William - 1
FIELD, William - 3
FIELDON, Thomas - 1
FITNESS, joseph - 4
FORD, John - 2
FORSYTH, William - 1
FRAMPTON, Thomas - 1
FRANCIS, William - 2
FREELAND, Thomas - 5 (1822-1890)

GILLARD or GILLETT, George - 2
GLOVER, John - 6
GOODWIN, Joseph - 2
GORSTAGE, Henry - 5
GREENWOOD, Daniel - 1
GRIFFIN, M - 2
GRIFFIN, W. E. - 2

HAGUE, William - 7
HALLAM, William or J - 1
HAMMOND, Thomas - 1
HARRIS, Thomas - 4
HAWTHORNE, Morris - 7
HEDGES, George - 2
HIGSON, Richard - 2
HISLOP or HESLOP. John - 7
HOBBS or HOOBE, George - 4
HOCKEY, Stephen - 9
HOLLAWAY or HOLLOWAY, H. - 2
HORCOCK or HORROCK, Charles - 3
HORTON, William - 1
HOUNSLOW, S. - 2
HOWARD, Richard - 1

JACKSON, Daniel - 4
JACKSON, Edward - 4
JACKSON, William - 3
JONES, Edward - 3
JONES, George - 3

KAY, William - 3

LANCASTER, Stephen - 1

McKENZIE, Alexander - 4
McKENZIE, John - 4
McLAREN, D. - 10
McPORTLAND, George - 2
MACEY, William - 4
MASON, J. A - 4
MARSHALL, B. - 1
MARSHALL, William - 5
MELLOR, William - 5
MERRINGTON, James - 2
MORDIN, J. J. - 4
MURPHY, Thomas - 1
MUSGROVE, Charles - 5

NAIRN, James - 5
NORTON, John - 2

PARKER, Richard - 4
PARKER, William - 2
* William Parker (1820-1910), settled in Carterton
* his wife, Hannah nee Underhill (1836-1899)
* son William Parker died on board aged about 1
* had 12 more children, 11 reaching adult
PICKUP, William - 2
PLOWERS, George - 1
PORTLAND (see McPORTLAND)
POTTS, George - 2
PROCTOR, Samuel - 1

READ, John - 1
RIVERS, Daniel - 1
ROWE, George - 9
ROUSE or ROWSE, Charles - 3
ROWE, George - 9
ROWE, Henry - 2

SALT, William - 1
SAUNDERS, F. - 2
SLATE, Samuel - 2
SMEAD, James - 1
SMITH, John - 1
SMITH, Manly - 1
SOLEY, John - 2
STEELE, R. H. - 2
STEVENS, James - 3
SUTCLIFFE, William - 5
SUTHERLAND, A - 2

TATTERSALL, Richard - 1
TAYLOR, John - 5
THEOBALD, William - 2
TOY, Joseph - 3
TURNER, John - 3

WALKER, Thomas - 1
WALLBUTTON, Robert - 2
WARD, William - 3
WATTERS or WALTERS, James - 1
WEBB, Thomas - 2
WHITAKER, Robert - 1
WHINAM, Charles - 1
WILKINSON, J. J. - 4
WILLIAMS, William - 2
WILLIAMSON, Willia - 2
WINKLEY, Thomas - 4
WISHART, James - 3

A TOTAL OF 394 immigrants

CABIN PASSENGERS:
Mr J. G. ANDERSON
Mr L. DAVIS
Mr C. J. FREITH
Mr J. FREITH
Mr J J. FREITH
Miss HORNBROOK
Mr E. JAGOE
Mrs JAGOE
Mr & Mrs LIVERTON
Mr W. S. MOORHOUSE
Mr W. POWLES
Mr S. E. POYNTYN
Mr SMITH
Mr A.P STEWART
Mr TUKE

It was signed
HARRY SMITH & CO.,
AGENTS FOR
"INDIAN QUEEN"

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on 2011-01-05 10:32:28

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