<< Previous - Next >>

LETTER of THANKS to CAPTAIN HOBBS of Catherine Stewart Forbes - 1841

Journal by ngairedith

the Catherine Stewart Forbes Sailed 1:30pm London, Gravesend 5th Feb 1841 - arrived Port Nicholson (Wellington, New Zealand) 24th June 1841

In July 1841 some of the passengers sent a letter thanking the Captain and crew:

the letter was taken from Papers Past

We, the undersigned Emigrants by the Katherine Stewart Forbes, are desirous to convey our warmest gratitude to Captain Hobbs for the anxious solicitude evinced by him for our safety, during a tedious and perilous voyage from England to New Zealand.
We are the more desirous of testifying our sense of his kindness, because he had in many instances interposed when others in a minor charge attempted to destroy our peace and quiet.
We would also add that the discipline and seamanship displayed by Captain Hobbs has entirely secured our respect and admiration.
We also tender our thanks to the chief and second mates, for their united civility and kindness during the voyage.

it was signed by:

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
- travelled in steerage alone - gave birth to a girl on the way

SARAH COOPER
-28, travelled with husband William
WILLIAM COOPER
- 25, carpenter, travelled with wife Sarah

CHARLES COTTLE
- 30, gardener, travelled with wife Mary and 2 sons
- he died shortly after
- Mary died 7 years later
- their 2 boys aged 12 & 10 were brought up by John & Amelia GILL


MARY COTTLE (nee DIAMOND)
- 36, travelled with husband Charles and 2 children

MARY ANN GASKIN (nee HUMPHREY)
- 29 travelled with husband Samuel and their 2 sons, 2 daughters
MATHEW GASKIN
- 20, agricultural labourer
- travelled with his brother Samuel
- he was later to marry twice
- to Charlotte VALLER who drowned in the Hutt River aged 25 and then to Susan INGS DAYSH

SAMUEL GASKIN
- 30, agricultural labourer
- travelled with wife Mary, 4 children & his brother Mathew


EMANUEL HALL
- 30, plasterer
- travelled with wife Mary

MARY HALL
- 29, travelled with husband Emanuel

ALICIA MOUNSHER
- 24, travelled with husband Charles & 9 week old daughter
CHARLES MOUNSHER
- 28, tailor, travelled with wife Alicia & 9 week old daughter Alice
- it seems Alicia & Charles separated
- In March 1845 there were 2 unclaimed letters for Charles at the Wellington Post Office
- Alicia seems to have been left to fend for herself
TO THE PUBLIC
... CAUTION, The undersigned will not be responsible for any Debts his wife may contract after this notice. CHARLES MOUNSHER. Wellington, July 28, 1845
... TO THE PUBLIC, I hereby beg to inform the Public that I have not asked credit on Charles Mouncher's acount, though left destitute. A. MOUNSHER. August 17, 1845

CHARLES PECK
- 32, agricultural labourer
- travelled with wife Harriett (nee BENGE), 2 children and his 2 brothers Daniel & Henry (who didnt sign this)
- Charles died 19 years later in a flash flood of the Makirikiri River

DANIEL PECK
- 32, agricultural labourer
- travelled with wife Elizabeth, 4 children, 2 brothers (Charles and Henry Peck) & 2 brothers inlaw - Mathew and Samuel GASKIN

ELIZABETH PECK (nee GASKIN)
- 30, travelled wth husband Daniel, 4 children, 2 brothers, Mathew and Samuel Gaskin and 2 brothers inlaw, Charles and Henry Peck
- they were to have a total of 14 children

HARRIETT PECK (nee BENGE)
- 26, travelled with husband Charles, 2 children & 2 brothers
inlaw, Charles & Henry Peck

- she remarried in 1863, 3 years after Charles died, to Robert RALPH

JOHN PITMAN
- 23, boot and shoemaker
- travelled with wife wife Mary and 1 son

MARY PITMAN
25, travelled with husband John and their son

EDWARD RICHARDSON
- 19, agricultural labourer travelled alone

ANN ROOT
- 28, travelled with husband Samuel and 1 infant and brother & sister inlaw
JOSEPH ROOT
- 22, blacksmith
- travelled with his wife Ann and their baby and 2 siblings
- his name is down as Samuel on ships list

SARAH ROOT
- 16, servant
- she travelled with her brother? Joseph

WILLIAM ROOT
- 17, blacksmith
- travelled with his brother? Joseph


JANE WILLMORE
- 23, travelled with husband Joseph and 8 month daughter
JOSEPH WILLMORE
- 30, shepherd,
- travelled with his wife and daughter
- assisted the cook


any further information on these people would be appreciated ..

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-11-07 05:48:57

PECK of TAITA

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:

Comments

by adrianahome on 2012-08-23 13:31:37

Hi

I am researching my great great grandfather who was British consul in Valparaiso, Chile. I have a Charles Mounsher, tailor by trade, from Bridgwater, married to Alice and with a 7 year old daughter also called Alice repeating the story they had in NZ. It seems they emigrated to Valparaiso and within six months they fell into troubles again. Charles and his daughter travelled back to the UK first and then his wife was sent onwards. But not before she put a court order forbidding him to leave her behind. I think my relative ignored her and sent them onwards anyways as their records show different ships.

Charles was very sick and had become destitute again. They were looked after by the chaplain my relative and the subscription from the British community there which at the time, was very numerous. They were sent back paid by the crown. His wife, according the my relative's entry, had a drink problem and spent 6 months in jail for attacking and severely wounding her sick husband.

I am writing about Valparaiso, and she caught my eye, as there are few women in the history of the period. Do you know anything about this family and specially about Alice? If you have any further info about their time in NZ, it would be great to have.

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.