the first lustys to nz

Started by Gareth John Lusty on Thursday, March 31, 2011


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3/31/2011 at 2:29 AM

just been on the net and found this which makes a change to the start of the pdf document ive posted on here

LUSTY family:
29 year old Henry Lusty, his 26 year old wife Jane (nee Alderman) and their 4 year old son William John came to New Zealand aboard the Accrington that docked in Lyttleton in 1863. Henry was born in Frome on the eastern boarder of Somerset and Jane was from Clayhanger in Somerset. Henry moved on to NSW Australia as a labourer and died 1897, while Jane and William moved to Lambpton Quay, Wellington, where she worked as a streamstress. William went on to marry Elizabeth Slarks on September 16th 1876 and together they had seven
children. William was a carpender by trade and died on May 14th 1893.

the web site i found this on is

can any one add to this

3/31/2011 at 2:58 AM

Arrival of Accrington
The Press Monday September 7th 1863

The clipper ship Accrington arrived off the Peninsula on Friday evening, but was not signalled at Lyttelton till Saturday morning. She arrived off Camp Bay at noon, where she lay at anchor awaiting the arrival of the Immigration Commissioners, who left the Jetty at one o'clock, and after staying on board for an hour and a half, declared the ship free from disease. The wind now had changed to the N.W. , which prevented her coming up to her anchorage. By the courtesy of the Commissioners our reporter was admitted on board, where every information was afforded him by the officers of the ship. She is fitted with a large distilling apparatus for supplying fresh water at the rate of 500 gallons per day. The galley is also worth inspecting, as it is on a most extensive scale. Bread was served out three times a week to the immigrants. There were 12 deaths and five births on board; the mortality was confined to children under three years of age. The voyage was accomplished in 75 days from Plymouth to the Snares, having left on the 18th June. She crossed the line on the 13th July, in longitude 23 degrees 42 minutes W; passed the meridian of the Cape on the 3rd August, and met with fine weather until 16th, when a series of gales and squally weather ensued until she made the Snares on the 2nd September; the new Zealand coast being the first land seen after leaving Plymouth. The barometer was once as low as 28.70, and the greatest south latitude was 48 degrees. The Accrington is a fine specimen of naval architecture, constructed of iron, and having a flush deck of 280 feet long, and is a remarkably clean and well ventilated ship, and well worth the trouble of inspecting. Six men charged with robbery were brought on shore by the police on Saturday afternoon.

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