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New Zealand Settler Ships - Lady Jocelyn 1878

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  • Alice Davoren (c.1861 - 1888)
    Alice Hamilton was born in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland in c1861 to John and Rachel Hamilton (nee Lennard). Alice arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Lady Jocelyn' in 1878 at age 18. She marrie...
  • Margaret Ann Hamilton (c.1845 - 1889)
    Margaret Ann Hamilton was born about 1845 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland. She was the daughter of Stewart and Alice Hamilton (nee Wilson) who married in Tyrone, Ireland c1835. Her older brother...
  • Frances Stewart (1802 - 1893)
    Frances Vesey was the daughter of Reverend George Vesey of Derrabard, County Tyrone, Ireland. She married Mervyn Stewart in Dublin in 1822. On 17 August 1878 Fanny (aged 78) and Mervyn (aged 88) arrive...
  • Capt. Mervyn Stewart, JP (1794 - 1886)
    Mervyn Stewart was the second son of John and Mary Stewart (nee Archdale). His mother died when he was a young boy and he was raised by his grandparents at Castle Archdale. Entering the Royal Navy he s...
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    Capt. Hugh Stewart (1841 - 1909)
    Adela Blanche Anderson was born on 1 January 1846 at Clifton, Bristol, England. Her parents were James and Eliza Catherine Anderson (nee Dick). She married Captain Hugh Stewart on 28 April 1870, at Fre...

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."