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passenger list INDIAN QUEEN - Wellington 1857

Journal by ngairedith

big thank you to Tessa for finding a passenger list for the INDIAN QUEEN
* The Indian Queen was a 1050 tons clipper which departed Liverpool 1 Nov 1856 arriving in Wellington Friday 30 Jan 1857 with 15 cabin and 400+ steerage passengers at £20 a head.
Captain D. F. Jobson & Medical officer Dr J. B. Tuke, Esq.
She was the second ship of James Baines & Co's Black Ball line of packets and was a sister ship to the Oliver Lang.
NOTE The list is actually of the signed (and overdue) promissory notes of the men from that voyage and is probably not a complete list of the passengers which varies from paper to paper and over time I have seen from 270 to 340 to even 451! immigrants (plus other (cabin) passengers) on board.
The report that there were 90 married men, 90 married woman, 63 single men, 13 single women, 68 boys, 60 girls and 21 infants who disembarked is probably more realistic. I will add further names and any relevant info to this journal, as found.

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 (Mr & Mrs Fitness) died of severe diarrhoea. 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 roads 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 months.
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 promissory notes were signed in Liverpool but were not stamped and a question was raised about their legality.

* the number after each name is the number of emigrating people in the family the promissory note was signed for. This may, or may not, include the 'head of the family' who signed (apart from 1, I would think). The more info I can find on each family who traveled the more evident it will become
* birth/death dates in brackets are mine

STEERAGE PASSENGERS
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 (1815-1886)
.. wife Elizabeth nee Grout (1819-1882)
.. son William Bambry (1843-1899)
. William was born in Chennai, India and drowned in the Mangatiti River (go to his link)
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1858 - 1939 George Bambry (born Carterton)
.. 1862 - 1946 John Bambry
BAMFORD, Jonathan - 4 (1813-1898)
. Jonathan died in New Plymouth 13 Aug 1898 and buried Te Henui
BARNARD, William Hooper - 5 (1822-1899)
.. wife Sarah nee Kemp (1825-1906)
.. daughter Mary Jane Barnard (1849-1925)
.. daughter Sarah Elizabeth Barnard (1853-1938)
.. son Frederick Henry (1855-1936)
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1857 - 1923 George Barnard
.. 1859 - 1859 Alfred James Barnard (aged 3 weeks)
.. 1860 - 1922 Henry James Barnard
.. 1861 - 1949 Harriett Ellen Barnard (died Australia)
.. 1863 - 1943 Charles Leonard Barnars
.. 1868 - 1868 David Thomas Barnard (aged 9 months)
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)
.. wife Harriet nee Dixon (1830-1905)
.. daughter Harriet (1854-1928)
.. son William Henry (1857-1933) born on board
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1860 - 1910 James Thomas Constable
.. 1862 - 1941 Richard Samuel Constable
.. 1865 - 1926 Emily Myra Constable
.. 1867 - 1928 Herbert Charles Constable
.. 1869 - 1930 Selina Mary Constable
.. 1872 - 1891 Laura Annie Constable
.. 1874 - Jessie Louisa Constable

COUPE, R (Robinson ?) - 1 (1815-1899)
CROFT, Charles - 1

D'ARCY, Thomas - 4
DARE, Thomas - 3 (1832-1875)
.. wife Hannah
.. daughter Sarah Dare
DAVIS, Robert - 2
DIXON, Robert - 4

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

FARMER, William - 1
FIELD, William - 3
FIELDON, Thomas - 1
FITNESS, Joseph - 4 (1827-1856)
.. wife Emily nee Gardner (1827-1856)
.. son Jabez Fitness (1850-1915)
.. son Joseph Fitness (1852?-1856)
.. son John (1856-1856)
NOTE Joseph & Emily died from severe diarrhoea and the measles outbreak on board killed all their children, except 7 year old Jabez, leaving him an orphan. It is said that Mrs Mary Ann Liverton took care of him
FORD, John - 2
FORSYTH, William - 1
FRAMPTON, Thomas - 1
FRANCIS, William - 2
FREELAND, Thomas - 5 (1822-1890)
.. elected on to the Picton Board of Works 1863
.. storekeeper in Picton 1874
.. In Feb 1865 he was the chairman of a meeting at Picton to call for authorities to investigate the conduct of the local Police .. "that the general conduct and demeanor of Sergeant Cruikshank & Constable Jeffrey towards the inhabitants of Picton requires their immediate removal to some other locality or their dismissal from the police force"

GILLARD, George - 2 (1834-1922)
.. wife Sarah Ann Wason (1836-1891)
... married in Somerset 1856 just prior to leaving. George died in Porirua Hospital. Sarah is buried at Kaitawa cemetery with 2 of their children
... their children
.. 1857 - 1874 William Gillard
.. 1861 - Sarah Ellen Gillard
.. 1865 - Hannah Gillard
.. 1869 - Frederick Henry Gillard
.. 1872 - George Herbert Gillard
.. 1876 - 1943 Arthur Robert Gillard
.. 1877 - 1960 Oliver Thomas Gillard
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/Maurice - 7 (1822-1877)
.. wife Mary nee Keech (1825-1897)
.. son William (1843-1876), died at his parents' home on Karori Rd, 20 Sep 1876 aged 33
.. son William hawthorne (1844-1876)
.. son Mark Hawthorne (1847-1905)
.. son Henry Hawthorne (1849-1919)
.. daughter Mary Rachel Hawthorne (1851-1915)
.. daughter Phoebe Hawthorn (1854-1929)
. Morris was a Private of the Police & lived Karori, Wellington
... their children born NZ
.. 1857 - 1884 Martha Lydia Hawthorne (born 21 Dec 1857)
.. 1860 - 1879 Morris Hawthorne
.. 1862 - 1926 Susan Hawthorne
. Morris was a Private of the Police in the Hutt & Karori, Wellington
HEDGES, George - 2
HERCOCK Charles - 3 (1812-1887)
.. wife Ann nee Baldwin (1808-1882)
.. their only child William Charles Hercock (1835-1902)
. Ann died 16 Jan 1882 aged 74. Her funeral cortege numbered over 150 residents. Charles remarried on 30 Dec 1886 to Margaret Ready. He was 75 and she was 20. Charles committed suicide 9 days later by drowning in the Maungatarere Creek near Dalefield Road, Carterton
* They are buried in the family plot at Clareville with other family members
HIGSON, Richard - 2
HISLOP, or HESLOP, John - 7
HOBBS, or HOOBE, George - 4
HOCKEY, Stephen - 9
HOLLAWAY,or HOLLOWAY, H. - 2
HORTON, William - 1
HOUNSLOW, S. - 2
HOWARD, Richard - 1

JACKSON, Daniel - 4
JACKSON, Edward/Edwin - 4 (1823-1896)
.. wife Harriet nee Leigh (1828-1858)
JACKSON, William - 3
JONES, Edward - 3
JONES, George - 3

KAY, William - 3

LANCASTER, Stephen - 1

McKENZIE, Alexander - 4
McKENZIE, John - 4
McLAREN, D. - 10
McPARTLAND, George - 2 (1816-1879)
.. wife Eliza Ann nee Donne (1833-1857)
. George remarried in 1864 to Ann Sullivan (1833-1906)
... their children
.. 1865 - 1953 William George McPartland
.. 1866 - 1939 Isabella McPartland
.. 1868 - 1885 Eliza Ann McPartland
.. 1870 - John Herbert McPartland
.. 1872 - 1954 Edward Henry McPartland (died Brisbane)
.. 1874 - 1893 Catherine 'Kate' McPartland
NOTE George was born in County Cavan. He enlisted in the 49th of Foot in County Fermanagh 17 July 1834. He served in East Indies, Eastern Expedition China, Ionian Islands and Malta. In 1855, after nearly 21 years, he was discharged as medically unfit. Two years later he & his wife emigrated to NZ, where Eliza died shortly after. DEATH of George McPartland
MACEY, William - 4
MASON, John Augustus - 4 (1831-1915)
.. wife Jane nee Chambers (1827-1886)
.. son John Frederick Mason (1852-1939)
.. daughter Eliza Jane Mason (1854-1917)
.. daughter Frances 'Fanny' Mason (1856-1877)
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1858 - 1901 William Mason
.. 1860 - 1900 Ann Mason
.. 1862 - 1940 Julia Mason
.. 1865 - 1952 Hope Mason
* Jane died in Wellington 22 Dec 1886. John remarried in 1890 to Catherine Gudmundsen & had 2 more sons in Lower Hutt
MARSHALL, B. - 1
MARSHALL , William - 5
MELLOR, William - 5
MERRINGTON, James - 2
MORDIN, John Joseph - 4 (1803-1884)
.. wife Jane nee Bird (1814-1897)
.. daughter Mary Ann (1845-1883)
.. son Elijah (1847-1926)
MURPHY, Thomas - 1
MUSGROVE, Charles - 5

NAIRN, James - 5
NORTON, John - 2

OLLERENSHAW - Benjamin (1823-1886)
.. wife Ann nee Whittaker (1822-1906)
. Benjaim was born in Fernilee, Derbyshire & Ann was born in Cheshire, England
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1857 - unnamed Ollerenshaw
.. 1859 - John Thomas Ollerenshaw
.. 1863 - 1943 Benjamin Ollerenshaw
.. 1866 - Alice Ollerenshaw
.. 1867 - 1945 James Herbert Ollerenshaw
North Otago Times, 18 March 1886
Killed in Accident
Benjamin Ollerenshaw, aged 65 years, lessee of the Caversham quarry, was killed by a slip which took place this morning. He was engaged digging at the foot of the quarry, which is situated on the Forbury road, when a slip of earth suddenly took place and he was completely buried under it. He was taken to the Hospital, where it was found that he had sustained a severe fracture of the left leg, while his spine and ribs were also very much injured. He died about two hours after his admission into the institution. Deceased is a well-known resident of Caverhsam and has a grown-up family. An inquest is to be held to-morrow morning.
Otago Daily Times, 8 Nov 1906
OLLERENSHAW - On the 3rd November, at her son's residence, Tweed street, Invercargill, Ann, relict of the late Benjamin Ollerenshaw, Marion street, Caversham; in her eighty-fifth year. Colonist of 50 years, arriving in Wellington by the Indian Queen 1857

PARKER, Richard - 4
PARKER, William - 2 (1820-1910)
.. wife Hannah nee Underhill (1836-1899)
.. son William (1855-1856 died on board)
... settled Carterton, 12 NZ children
.. 1857 - 1857 Frederick Pacific Parker (aged 12 days)
.. 1859 - 1931 Frederick Parker
.. 1861 - 1910 Frank William Parker
.. 1863 - 1942 Samuel William Parker
.. 1865 - 1946 Fanny Parker
.. 1867 - 1947 Ira George Parker
.. 1869 - 1940 Ada Parker
.. 1871 - 1919 Eva Parker
.. 1873 - 1937 Louisa Parker
.. 1876 - 1911 Leonard Parker
.. 1878 - 1969 Joseph Arthur Parker
.. 1879 - 1959 Isabel Parker
NOTE In June 1857 Richard or William Parker, resided over the meeting at Gawith's Hotel, held to form a Friendly Society for the benefit of the workmen in Wellington and its neighbourhood. There were about 60 people present, most of them belonging to the newly-arrived, who agreed to establish a society for providing a sick and funeral fund on the principle of similar societies in England. Mr Parker was, at that time, the foreman of the men employed in excavating the site for the Government Buildings

PICKUP, William - 2
.. wife Mary

PLOWERS, George - 1
POTTS, George - 2
PROCTOR, Samuel - 1

READ, John - 1
RIVERS, Daniel - 1
ROUSE, or ROWSE, Charles - 3
ROWE, George - 9
(brother of Henry)
.. wife
ROWE, Henry - 2
(brother of George)
.. wife

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 (1832-)
.. wife Carey nee Redding (1834-)
.. child Toy?
. William & Carey married 6 May 1854 in Rushall, Staffordshire
.... their children born in NZ
.. 1858 - Sarah Toy
.. 1859 - William Joseph Toy
.. 1861 - John Joseph Toy
.. 1864 - James Henry Toy
.. 1866 - Eliza Toy
.. 1868 - Frederick George Toy
... was a Carpenter in Wellington. Death not found in NZ for this family
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

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
John Longman Liverton (1816-1875)
(uncle of William next)
.. & wife Mary Ann nee Rapsey (1832-1901)
... John had 1st married Esther Thorpe in 1839 in Middlesex. Esther died in 1841 and John emigrated to NZ that year. He returned to England in 1856, married Mary Ann Rapsey in August and boarded the Indian Queen in November, accompanied by his 16 year old nephew William. He died aged 59 and is buried in Plot 31, Christ Church Taita with wife Mary & great nephew George Liverton, a son of William Alfred Liverton (next)
William Alfred LIVERTON (1840-1931)
(nephew of John above)
.. Alfred was a son of George Liverton (1803-1854) & Mary Osborne. His father died when he was 14 and he emigrated when he was 16, with his uncle John & John's new wife Mary. He married Elizabeth Jane Sykes (1846-1872) in Waiwhetu in 1866 (he was 26 & she was 20) and had 4 children (2 sons). He married Jane Dunn (1848-1890) in Whareama 1875 (he was 35 & she was 27) and had 2 sons. He married Esther Susannah Curtis (1874-1935) in Wellington in 1901 (he was 61 & she was 26) and had 4 children (3 sons)
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"


Total to date of 394 immigrants
(need 15 cabin & 434 steerage passengers)
* will be added as found

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