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COMTE de PARIS - Rochefort France to Akaroa 1840

Journal by ngairedith

taken from the site The colonisation of New Zealand is a list of the first French colonists to Akaroa, Banks Peninsula (near Christchurch) New Zealand

It is a fasinating read for those interested in the early settlers

Around 1839 there were no French colonies established in the Pacific. Approximately 60 French whaling ships were making the regular crossing between France and New Zealand for the lucrative whale trade.
Oil from New Zealand whales lit the lamps of Parisian streets.
A French annexation of the South Island of New Zealand, an area a quarter of the size of France, with only about 3,000/4,000 Maori inhabitants, would have been perfect for French needs

In France, preparations for the first group of emigrants was underway.
A vessel of 501 tons called "Le Mahé" was sent to Rochefort to be refitted for the voyage to New Zealand. "Le Mahé" was renamed "Compte de Paris", after King Louis Philippe's grandson, born 24th August 1838.
The "Compte de Paris" was placed under the command of Captain Langlois

The following is the passenger list of colonists who embarked on board the "Comte de Paris" bound for New Zealand
(some of these future settlers were German citizens)

BELLIGNY Pierre Joseph
- from France
- Agent for Nanto-Bordelaise Co
- Cabin Passengers (fare paying)

BELLIGNY Eugène de
- from France
- Cousin to Pierre Joseph
- Cabin Passengers (fare paying)

BENOIT Pierre
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1807
- married Louise TERBOUILIE in Akaroa
- returned to France with his family in 1863
- died in 1870

BENOIT Louise
- born in Charente-Maritime around 1821
- died in 1900

BERNARD Marguerite
- born in France in 1808
- died in Akaroa in 1873

BERNARD Pierre
- born in France in 1800
- Farmer & Sawyer
- died in Akaroa in 1885

BOURIAUD Elie
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1809
- Nurseryman & Gardener
- died in Akaroa in 1866

BOURIAUD Marie Annette
- wife of Elie
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1805
- died in New Zealand in 1872

BREITMEYER Johann
- born in 1804 in Kandel, Germany
- Shoemaker & Farmer
- died in Akaroa in 1881

BREITMEYER Johann
- born in Germany in 1832
- son of Johann & Eva
- drowned in New Zealand in 1852

BREITMEYER Eva Maria (nee LINDEMAN)
- first wife of Johann
- born in Germany in 1805
- died in New Zealand in 1854

BREITMEYER Johann
- born in Germany in 1838
- son of Johann & Eva
- married Elisabeth BROWN in 1862
- died in New Zealand in 1909

BREITMEYER Elisabeth
- born in Germany in 1836
- daughter of Johann & Eva
- died in 1897

BREITMEYER Katharina
- born in Germany in 1835
- daughter of Johann & Eva
- died in Akaroa in 1877

CEBERT Jacques Michel
- born in l'Orne in 1810
- Farm Worker
- left New Zealand for Tahiti in 1845
- died in 1885

CEBERT Jeanne
- first wife of Jacques Michel
- born in the Haute-Loire in 1811

CHARDIN (Mr)
- died of scurvy during the voyage 10-8-1840
- buried at Pigeon Bay

DAVID Anne
- born in Paris in 1808
- wife of Guillaume
- drowned at Akaroa in 1850

DAVID Guillaume
- born in Paris
- Gardener

DAVID Jean Guillume
- born in Paris in 1832
- daughter of Guillaume & Anne
- drowned with his mother in 1850

DAVID Marguerite
- born in Paris
- daughter of Guillaume & Anne
- drowned in 1843

DESSE Jean-Delphin
- nephew of Pierre Bernard
- born in France in 1829
- Farmer
- died in New Zealand in 1859

DULAC Joseph
- Farmer
- Sailor on voyage

DUPAS (Mr)
- left the colony in 1841

ETEVENEAUX Jean Pierre
- born in le Jura in 1798
- Farmer
- died in Akaroa in 1869

ETEVENEAUX Jeanne Françoise
- born in le Jura in 1791
- wife of Jean Pierre
- died in Akaroa in 1875

ETEVENEAUX Jean Baptiste
- born in le Jura in 1828
- daughter of Jean & Jeanne
- married Catherine LIBEAU at Akaroa in 1847
- died in Akaroa in 1915

ETEVENEAUX Marie Célestine
- born in le Jura in 1823
- daughter of Jean & Jeanne
- married Jules VERON in 1840
- returned to France in 1853

ETEVENEAUX Marie Judith
- born in le Jura in 1825
- daughter of Jean & Jeanne
- married Christian-Jakob WAECKERLE in 1842
- died in Akaroa in 1880

FLEURET Georges
- born in La Manche in 1812
- Carpenter
- died in Akaroa in 1846

FRANCOIS Jean Adolphe
- born in Paris in 1811
- Hotelier
- died in New Zealand in 1891

GENDROT Clemence
- born in France in 1835
- married Joseph LIBEAU in 1856
- died in Akaroa in 1908

GENDROT Hippolyte
- born in France in 1808
- Farmer & Sawyer
- died in Akaroa in 1874

GENDROT Pierre
- born in France in 1809
- Farmer & Labourer
- married Victoire BRIERE
- died in Akaroa in 1859

GENDROT Victoire (nee BRIERE)
- died in New Zealand during birth in 1848

GOURTNER Niklaus
- born in Germany
- Sawyer

GUINDON Benjamin Gabriel
- born in the Charente-Maritime in 1806
- married Isabeau THIBEAU in 1833
- died in Akaroa in 1877

GUINDON Isabeau Virginie
- wife of Benjamin
- born in the Charente-Maritime in 1811
- remarried in 1881
- died in Akaroa in the same year

HAHN Josef
- born in Germany

HEAULME Balthasa
- from Belgium
- Carpenter
- Sailor on voyage

HETTICH Kaspar
- born in Baden, Germany
- left Akaroa for Brazil in 1841

JOTEREAU
- died of scurvy during the voyage 10-8-1840
- buried at Pigeon Bay

JOUY (Mr)
- Caulker
- Sailor on voyage

Le DUC Isaac
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1812
- returned to France in 1845

LELIEVRE François Etienne
- born in la Manche in 1810
- Farmer
- Sailor on voyage
- in 1851 opened an auberge "Au repos du voyageur"
- also started a ferry liaison between Akaroa and Pigeon Bay
- married Justine, daughter of a MALMANCHE, in 1851
- died at Akaroa in 1902

LIBEAU Armand Isidore
- born on the "Comte de Paris" on 23rd April 1840
- died in Akaroa in 1842

LIBEAU Joseph
- born at Rochefort in 1834
- Farmer
- married Clémence GENDROT in 1856
- died in New Zealand in 1919

LIBEAU Joseph
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1807
- married Madeleine CHAUVERT
- died in New Zealand in 1883

LIBEAU Madeleine (nee CHAUVERT)
- born 1810

LIBEAU Catherine Mélanie
- born at Rochefort in 1831
- married Jean-Baptiste ETEVENEAUX in 1847
- died in New Zealand in 1918

MALMANCHE François
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1812
- Farmer
- younger brother (by 8 years) of Emeri de Malmanchie
- died in Akaroa in 1866

MALMANCHE Pierre
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1835
- married Elisabeth HAMILTON in Akaroa in 1859
- died in New Zealand in 1913

MALMANCHE Rose
- Also known as Justine
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1832
- married François LeLIEVRE in 1851
- died in Akaroa in 1912

MALMANCHE Emeri de
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1804
- Farmer & Gardener
- married Victoire JERZEAU in 1829
- died in Akaroa in 1882

MALMANCHE Rose Jeanne
- Also known as Victoire
- wife of Emeri
- born in Charente-Maritime in 1813
- died in Akaroa in 1893

MASSET Charles
- from France

MICHEL Alfred
- born in the Puy-de-Dôme in 1820
- Farmer

PIGOULET
- Probably PICOULET
- from France

ROUSSELOT François
- born in La Moselle in 1801
- Farmer
- died in Akaroa in 1862

ROUSSELOT Joséphine Adélaïde
- born in le Nord in 1803
- married François BRUARD in 1824
- remarried to François ROUSSELOT
- died in 1873

VERON Louis Jules
- born in La Manche in 1819
- Hotelier
- married Célestine ETEVENEAUX in Akaroa
- left New Zealand in 1853
- died in France in 1875

VERON Femme
- wife

VIDAL Etienne
- from Hérault, France

WAECKERLE Christian Jakob
- born in Baden, Germany in 1816
- Miller
- married Judith ETEVENEAUX in 1842
- died in Akaroa in 1901

WAECKERLE Femme
- wife

WALTHER Peter
- born in Germany in 1795
- from Grünstadt, Germany
- widower
- Farmer
- died in New Zealand in 1849

WOLL Philipp
- born in Germany
- Carpenter
- married Elisabeth WILHELM

Another site with the passenger list of the Comte de Paris

some of the BREITMEYER deaths in NZ

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on 2010-11-06 20:47:44

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