About Richard Rundle
1841: Richard was amongst the passengers arriving in New Plymouth on board the ship "Amelia Thompson". 'Amelia Thompson' arrived New Plymouth, New Zealand 3rd September, 1841 with 187 Devonshire emigrants. She sailed from London 25 March 1841 and arrived 5½ months later with a call at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil for four days then onward to Wellington, for a fortnight stop. The 447 ton vessel was named after the owner's wife.
New Zealand House, 5 Octagon, Plymouth March 15 1841. A list of persons whom the Plymouth Company of New Zealand have arranged to embark for the New-Plymouth Settlement in New-Zealand, as Steerage Passengers, per Ship Amelia Thompson, William Dawson, Commander, James Evans. Surgeon - Superintendent. William Brydges, Secretary. This list includes Richard's family as:
- Richard, 34, a Carpenter, Ann aged 33, John 12, William 11, Richard 9, Ann 7, Hannah 5, Sally 4 and Jane aged 8 months