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The ship THERESA /TERESA from Gravesend to Nelson NZ - 1844

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The THERESA sailed from Gravesend on the 20th November 1843
Most of the passenger list is missing

There is another list with a few differences THERESA - also with most of the passengers missing

Did you have ancestors arrive on this ship?
Do you know where the list is?

Those on board so far:
Captain YOUNG - (NZC passenger lists missing SR gives her arrival as 8th April 1844 with Thomas BACON as master)
HAYES was surgeon
BRAY, Gertrude Cobbam Herring - also her husband who drowned during the voyage
HARGREAVES, Edward Allen
JERMINGHAM, Frederick William
O'BURKE, Mr M.W. - from the Nelson Examiner 13th July 1844:
A melancholy accident occurred at the Waimea on Sunday last. Mr M.W. O'Burke, a gentleman who recently arrived in te Teresa (sic) had just erected a house on his section in Waimea East. On Sunday afternoon he set out in company with three men who were staying with him, to go to the village on the opposite side of the rivers Wairoa and Waiiti. They found the river much swollen from the great quantity of rain. They made a number of attempts to cross. Mr O'Burke lost his footing and was swept away and drowned.
You can read the full report on Papers Past
WELD, Frederick Aloysius - (was a New Zealand politician and a governor of various British colonies. He was the sixth person to serve as Premier of New Zealand, and later served as Governor of Western Australia, Governor of Tasmania, and Governor of the Straits Settlements)
WILD, Frederick
- are those 2 the same person?

Papers Past has a number of interesting articles about her but they spell the name TERESA:
...6th April 1844 - The ship Teresa which arrived here on Tuesday last, made her passage from Plymoth to New Plymouth in 111 days, notwithstanding the loss of her mainmast in a gale off the Cape of Good Hope. Her commander, Captain Bacon who, we are sorry to hear, has been indisposed for several weeks, has visited us before in the Sit Charles Forbes, the first vessel that arrived here direct from England. The Teresa has brought [url]a large number[/url] of passengers for the Company's settlements but there is little information affecting the colony brought by the Teresa.

...6th April 1844 - Another lot of sheep for Mr Duppa were put on board the Teresa at New Plymouth. The pastoral capabilities of this settlement (Nelson) far exceed those of our neighbours.

...6th April 1844 - We have received by the TERESA, English newspapers to the 22nd November 1843. The following is a summary of the more interesting portion of their contents:
*Special commissioners were prosecuting inquiries into the causes of the riots in South Wales. Complaints are everywhere made to them of exorbitant tolls, high rents and the most abject poverty
*The Queen was about to visit the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth and Sir Robert Peel at Drayton Manor
*A serious differece exists between France and Tunis
*The Times strongly advocates a State provision for the Roman clergy with a view to diminish agitation in Ireland
*In consequence of repeated complaints about the irregularities in the transmission of letters to the Australian colonies, Government has concluded a contract for the despatch of mails from Gravesend to Sydney on the first day of every month.
*Mexico and Italy have quarrelled about a flag and friendly relations are for the time suspended

...13th April 1844 - At the Police Office on Wednesday, eight of the crew of the Teresa were committed to hard labour for one month for neglecting their duty

...13th April 1844 - To Merchants, Storekeepers and others:
Just arrived per Teresa a large assortment of ironmongery
Fine gunpowder in canister
Percussion caps
Ladies gloves in variety
Ladies' black and white silk stockings
Childrens woollen boos, socks etc
Spades and shovels assorted
Nails in various sizes and sorts
Doeskin, tweed and other cloths
Pins and needles
Tailors' supperior thread and sporting buttons
Glengarry caps in great variety
Windsor, French polished & stained rose-wood cane-bottom chairs
Feild, garden and flower seeds in great variety
Wrapping and other paper
Tinder boxes, earthenware assorted
Superior boots and shoes
And a large supply of other general stores too numberous to mention

...27th April 1844 - We have just heard of a valuable case of plants received by a gentleman in this settlement, by the Teresa, which were packed in wet moss without any soil at the roots and soldered in tin. This mode of packing answers remarkedly well as every tree appears to be alive and healthy. Fruit trees may be thus obtained from England at a considerably less cost than we have been accustomed to pay for them from the surrounding colonies.

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by JennyW44 on 2012-02-16 02:34:08

I believe my great great grandfather William wheeler his wife Catherine and three sons thomas Allen and John and daughter catherine were on this ship. Possibly also William's brother.

This is based on William's letters in the NZ Company records in NZ Archives which state specially that he arrived in New Plymouth on March 18 1844

The terese seems to be the only ship fitting this description

I would love to confirm this somehow

Jenny wheeler

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