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New Zealand Settler Ships - Lady Jocelyn 1878

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  • Maj. Henry Dewsbury Alves Major (1871 - 1961)
    Henry Dewsbury Alves Major was born in Plymouth, Devonshire, England, on 28 July 1871, the son of Mary Ursula Alves and her husband, Henry Daniel Major, a clerk in the Admiralty. The family emigrated t...
  • Mary Ursula Major (1839 - 1904)
    MAJOR At Worksop Rd, Masterton, on October 13, Mary Ursula, widow of Henry Daniel Major, aged 65 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 19 Oct 1904, p2]
  • Henry Daniel Major (1844 - 1902)
    MAJOR On February 22, at Auckland, Henry Daniel Major, of Katikati, late H M Admiralty, England, aged 58 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 5 Mar 1902, p2].
  • Susan McGill-Tobin.
    Dorothy Major (1873 - 1881)
    Daughter of Henry Daniel Major and Mary Ursula Major (Alves). Sister of Maj. Henry Dewsbury Alves Major; Robert Rich Major and Arthur Cecil Major. KATIKATI. On the morning of the 30th ultimo Mr Major'...
  • Val Baker.
    Richard Villiers Surtees (1853 - 1938)
    The death of Mr Richard Villiers Surtees in his 85th year at his home, "Stanford," Katikati, on April 26, marks the passing of one of Katikati's most outstanding personalities of the early days of the ...

The Lady Jocelyn arrived in Auckland on 17 August 1878 with the second party of Katikati settlers. Apart from George Vesey Stewart's parents, brother Hugh and sister-in-law Adela, the No. 2 party included "two Generals, a Major, two or three Captains and Lieutenants, a Canon, a Doctor, no end of pretty girls and fine young men."