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Passengers per 'SUSANNE' South Afirca - New Zealand 26 November 1862

Journal by ngairedith

26 November 1862

... We are happy to announce the first arrival of immigrants from the Cape of Good Hope, yesterday, per the Hamburg brig 'Susanne,' 255 tons, Captain P. J. Moller, which sailed from Table Bay on October 5th and dropped anchor in the Waitemata.
The Cape Argus, October 4th, thus notices the departure:-
"The Hamburg brig 'Susanne' sails for Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. She takes with her seventy-two adult emigrants for that place". This is the first instalment, we hope, of an accession to our population from the Cape Colony. She left Table Bay on the 6th ultimo with 84 immigrants and has been fifty days out. Strong N. and N.W. winds were experienced throught the voyage. Ran down her easting in the parallel of 50 south. The Three Kings were made on Friday at midnight; North Cape was passed the following day. No vessel was sighted during the voyage, until arrival at the Bay of Islands, where, on Sunday, she sighted and boarded the American whaler, 'Roman', 375 tons, Captain Hamblin, New Bedford, 40 months out, with 2,900 barrels oil, and had at the time two large whales alongside. She is bound home. This is the first vessel arriving at this port direct from the Cape of Good Hope (war vessels excepted). She is in good trim, and is very roomy for her tonnage. Before leaving the ship an address was presented to the Captain, by the passengers, expressive of their high opinion of him, the ship, the officers, and crew, dwelling more particularly upon Captain Moller's kindness to the children and female passengers, during the voyage. She brings 316 boxes raisins, and 100 casks Cape wine. She belongs to the well-known firm J. C. Godefroy and Sohn, of Hamburg. After discharging her passengers and cargo she will proceed to Valaparaiso. Mr Charles Petschler is agent. (PETSCHLER On 25th August 1855, at St Georges Bay, the wife of Charles Petschler, of a son.)

The following address was presented to Mr P. J. Moller, captain of the Hamburg brig 'Susanne' by the passengers on their arrival at Auckland from Cape Town -
... Sir, We, the undersigned passengers per Hamburh brig 'Susanne', beg to tender you our most sincere thanks for your kindness towards us all during the passage from Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, to this port; and to express our entire confidence in you as a master mariner. Your attention to the wants and comforts of the married portion of the passengers will ever be remembered with feelings of deep gratitude; and the interest and care taken by you for the health of the children has frequently called forth our warmest approbation.
Be kind enough to tender our acknowledgements to your chief officer, Mr Thomas Korner, and also to your second officer, Mr R. H. Menar, for their courtesy and gentlemanly bearing towards us. Your crew are all a commander could wish - civil, obliging, and orderly, of whom you have indeed reason to be proud. We could not fail in noticing, and that with feelings of pleasure, the quiet willing manner your orders were invariably carried out (indicative of that good feeling which should always exist between the employer and the employed), and that absence of obscene language, unfortunately too prevalent among seamen generally.
In bidding you adieu, and it may be forever, we cannot part from you without praying that you may long be spared to prosper in your perilous employment, and may you soon return to the bosom of your family and friends. Whatever part of the world you may be in, you can rest assured you carry with you the good wishes of all those that came with you from the Cape of Good Hope. (list of names not included in article)

William ADAIR, cooper

Alexander BAUDEN, sawyer
Jane Bauden

Edward BAWDEN, slater

Samuel BEAUMOND, carpenter

Benjamin BELSHAM, bricklayer
Mary Belsham (nee Smart, sister Eliza on board)

William BIRD, labourer

Patrick BOLAN, labourer

John BRETT, labourer

Thomas BROWN, labourer
Ruth Brown

John CADENHEAD, stonemason (Grant under "Auckland Waste Lands Act Amendment Act 1862" of thirty-eight acres to John Cadenhead, of Tauranga, StoneMason, in the Parish of Matakohe, County of Marsden, dated 22 May 1867)

George CHESSER, miller

Patrick CORBOY, labourer (1834-1900, died in Whatawhata, Waikato)

Owen CREALY, labourer

Edwin COTTON, smith

Thomas COX, well-sinker

Clement CRISP, miller (in 1867 was a Bankrupt of the Whau, province of Auckland, storekeeper)
Mary Crisp

John CROTTY, labourer

James DAWSON, farm labourer

George DERBYSON, labourer

John George FREER, printer (married Ann Josephine BETHEL in 1863)

Charles GOODBRAND, blacksmith (in 1870 he had 125 shares in the Tararu battery Gold Mining Company, Thames at 1.15 per share eqivalent in 2012 to $150 per share)
Mary Ann Goodbrand
Isabella Goodbrand

John GRIFFON, labourer

John HENNESSY, labourer

William HILLSDON, labourer

George HODGSON, labourer
Sophia Hodgson
Emily Alice Hodgson
Amelia Hodgson

Robert HOLLAR, carpenter

James KELLS, farm-labourer

John KING, labourer

Patrick LEAMY, carpenter

Robert LEESE, labourer

John LYNCH, sawyer
Bridget Lynch
Pearce Lynch (went on to have the Devonport Ferry Company)
John Lynch

J. MARCHANT, labourer
Margaret Marchant
Sarah Ann Marchant

James MARLOW, labourer
Mary Ann Marlow
Mary Jane Marlow

Joseph MASLEN, labourer
Eliza Maslen
Joseph Maslen

John MINOGUE, farm-labourer

Thomas MULVIHILL, labourer

Henry PECKHAM, labourer

William PENDER, labourer
Eliza Pender

Thomas W. POLTON, wheelwright (in Freemans Bay in 1869)
Eliza Polton
Alfred Polton

John RITCHIE, cabinet maker
Marjory Ritchie
Susan Smith Ritchie
Mary Ann Amelia Ritchie

Joseph RITSON, carpenter

Andrew ROBERTSON, plasterer

Robert Morrison SHORT, implement maker

Eliza SMART, servant (sister of Mary Belsham)

James SULLIVAN, labourer

David TELLEY, argicultural labourer

William THOMPSON, carpenter

Mrs Mary TRENT

Charles WELLS, labourer
Mary Wells
John Wells

Patrick WELSH, farm-labourer
Eliza Handly Welsh

Isaac WILKINS, sawyer
Charlotte Wilkins
Rose Anne Wilkins
John Thomas Wilkins
George Isaac Wilkins

George WILKS, clerk

Robert WILLIS, clerk

Russell, Bay of Island c1864

taken from Sir George Grey Special Collections

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