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Susannah Pullman (Williams)

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: UK
Death: November 19, 1854 (28-36)
West Queen Street (now Swanson St), Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Cancer)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Williams and Mary Ann Williams
Wife of William Webb Pullman
Mother of William Webb Pullman; Alfred Webb Pullman; Peter Webb Pullman; Frances Ann Anderson; Walter Webb Pullman and 3 others
Sister of Mary Ann Symons

Occupation: Servant or Sempstress
Managed by: Noelene Margaret Almond
Last Updated:

About Susannah Pullman

Susannah Williams aged 18 came to NZ in 1840 on the "London" a NZ Company ship. Her occupation is listed as servant or sempstress. She left Gravesend on the 13th August 1840, arrived in Wellington on the 12th December 1840 and camped on Petone Beach. Her sister and brother-in-law John and Mary Symonds and 4 children were also on the "London".

The ship London left Gravesend (19 Aug 1840) to Wellington (12 Dec 1840) under Captain Henry Shuttleworth (105 days) with 43 cabin passengers and 193 immigrants.

When the ship London, 700 tons, Captain Henry Shuttleworth, arrived at Wellington, on December 12, 1840, she was the largest vessel that had up to that time entered the port, or probably that had visited New Zealand. She took 121 days over the voyage, having sailed from Gravesend on August 13th, 1840. Among her passengers, who numbered 228, were Mr F A Carrington, chief surveyor of the Plymouth Company; Mr J T Wicksteed, who afterwards became a leading resident at Wanganui; and Mr A de Bathe Brandon, who was so well known in Wellington for many years. Although the Plymouth Company was a separate company, with its own officers, it was really an offshoot of the New Zealand Company, and, as a matter of fact, acquired land from the latter, or rather acquired such title as the Company possessed. Eventually the two companies amalgamated. This fine frigate-built ship had been turned out from the dockyards for the conveyance of passengers to and from Calcutta.

On emigration papers she gave her address as 1 Eliza Place, Elizabeth St, Pimlico (London, England). Her father John Williams, engineer (possibly a former farmer from Wales) and her mother Ann Williams (nee Begley).

William and Susan were married in Wanganui in 1841 (on the same day as their first child was baptised) and lived there until about 1843. The births of their first six children were registered in the Wellington district in Nov 1849. Susan signed with a cross.

The Pullmans shifted to Gisborne (or Turanga as it was called then) about 1850 and then later to Auckland. A census of Gisborne was done in Feb 1851 the entry for the Pullman family is "Pullman, trader, his wife and six children".

Place of death was West Queen Street. Until 1883 Swanson Street was known as West Queen Street.

Burial: 21 Nov 1854, Wesleyan Burial Ground, Auckland Cause of Death: Cancer Medical Information: Undertaker, Alexander Marshall, Auckland

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Susannah Pullman's Timeline

February 24, 1841
Age 19
Wanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
October 24, 1842
Age 20
Wanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
February 9, 1844
Age 22
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
December 18, 1845
Age 23
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
December 23, 1847
Age 25
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
October 14, 1849
Age 27
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
November 7, 1852
Age 30
Age 31
Gisborne, Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand