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New Zealand Settler Ships - Queen Bee 1872

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The Queen Bee was a three masted barque, constructed in Sunderland and launched in 1852. It was used primarily for transporting immigrants from England to New Zealand, having made about 11 journeys before grounding on Farewell Spit in 1877.

  • Departed: London
  • Date: 16 July 1872
  • Arrived: Auckland
  • Date: 26 October 1872
  • Captain: E Williams
  • Passengers: 100

Queen Bee Ship: 726 Tons Captain: E Williams Surgeon Superintendent: Sailed London 16 July 1872 - arrived Auckland 26th October 1872

The Queen Bee, a full rigged ship of 726 tons, was one of the earliest vessels to bring out immigrants to New Zealand. Her first port of call was Dunedin, where she arrived in 1866. She was a fine roomy vessel, with accommodation superior to to many of the ships carrying passengers in the sixties. She sank on route to Nelson in 1877 after striking Cape Farewell.

Surname,Firstname,Age,County,Occupation

Families and Children

  • Codling,Elijah,34,Kent,Labourer
  • Codling,Mary A.,33,,
  • Codling,Elijah H.,3 mths,,
  • Cumming,Thomas,41,Lanrk,Labourer
  • Cumming,Christina,43,,
  • Cumming,Thomas,11,,
  • Cumming,William,9,,
  • Hicks,George Henry,28,Cornwall,Ag Labourer & Miner
  • Hicks,Amelia Jane,26,,
  • Hicks,George Henry,5,,
  • Hicks,Mary W.,3,,
  • Hicks,Elizabeth Jane,,,
  • Lathrope,Loammie?,42,Middlesex,Labourer
  • Lathrope,Dorothea,46,,
  • Lathrope,Alexander W.,18,Trans to s/m,
  • Lathrope,Dorothea,15,Trans to s/w,
  • Lathrope,Henrietta L.,10,,
  • Lathrope,Ephrat,8,,
  • Lathrope,Walter H.,2,,
  • Marshall,William,40,Glostershire,Labourer
  • Marshall,Louisa,48,,
  • Marshall,Edith,14,trans to s/w,
  • Marshall,Clara,11,,
  • Marshall,John,9,,
  • Marshall,Eliza,7,,
  • Marshall,William,5,,
  • Marshall,Louisa,11 mths,,
  • McCurdy,John,33,Antrim,Labourer
  • McCurdy,Catrine,33,,
  • McCurdy,Mary,12,Trans to s/w,
  • McCurdy,John,9,,
  • McCurdy,Rossan,8,,
  • McCurdy,Daniel,4,,
  • McCurdy,Catrine,2,,
  • McCurdy,Margaret,1,,
  • McNasser,William,36,Leitrim,Cooper
  • McNasser,Ellen,30,,
  • Mëffert,Gottfrid,23,Germany,Bootmaker
  • Mëffert,Anne W.,23,,
  • Rosser,John,41,Glamorgan,Builder
  • Rosser,Jane,41,,
  • Rosser,William,16,Trans to s/m,
  • Rosser,John,13,Trans to s/m,
  • Rosser,Arthur,8,,
  • Rosser,Jane,4,,
  • Rosser,Joseph,2,,
  • Rosser,Sidney,Infant,,
  • Rosser,Thomas,31,Glamorgan,labourer
  • Rosser,Ann,38,,
  • Searchfield,Tom,36,Wiltshire,Carpenter
  • Searchfield,Sarah,33,,
  • Searchfield,Frank,12,Trans to s/m,
  • Searchfield,Kate,10,,
  • Searchfield,Frederick,8,,
  • Searchfield,Emma,6,,
  • Searchfield,Alice,3,,
  • Schiska,Anton,56,Bohemia,
  • Schiska,Elizabeth,40,,
  • Schiska,Marie,15,Trans to s/w,
  • Schiska,Catherine,11,,
  • Schiska,Anna,6,,
  • Zank,Frederick,29,Germany,Bootmaker
  • Zank,Elizabeth,24,,

Single Men

  • Donald,William A.,22,Lancashire,Harness Maker
  • Henesy,Charles,28,Wicklow,Gardener
  • Jaelar,Auton,38,Bohemia,Farm Labourer
  • Lathrope,Alexander W.,18,Wilts,Labourer
  • Rosser,William,16,Glamorganshire,Carpenter
  • Rosser,John,13,,
  • Searchfield,Frank,12,Wilts,
  • Schollum,Joseph,25,Bohemia,Farm Labourer
  • Schollum,Wenzel,15,,
  • Stiller,John,28,Bohemia,Fsrm Labourer
  • Sutherland,Thomas,15,Sutherland,
  • Taylor,William,18,Hants,Joiner
  • Walshaw,Joseph,17,Durham,Black Smith
  • Wenzlick,Adelbert,30,Bohemia,Farm Labourer
  • Wiggins,William,16,Kent,Farm Labourer

Single Women

  • Bayer,Eva,19,Bohemia,Servant
  • Eagan,Georgina,19,Kent,Housemaid
  • Healy,Margaret,27,Kerry,General Servant
  • Hicks,Eliza Jane,28,Cavan,Cook
  • Fisher,Maria,23,Bohemia,Servant
  • Fororaker,Braham,28,Bohemia,Servant
  • Jessop,Catherine,29,Yorkshire,General Servant
  • Lathrope,Dorothea,15,Middlesex,
  • Marshall,Edith,14,Glostershire,
  • McCurdy,Mary,12,Antrim,
  • Millard,M. A.,19,Somersert,Cook
  • Murchie,Catherine,46,Glasgow,Cook
  • Murchie,Anne,20,Glasgow,General Servant
  • Murchie,Matilda,17,Glasgow,General Servant
  • Oliver,Ellen,29,Devon,
  • Oliver,James H.,6,,
  • Oliver,William,4,,
  • Schiska,Marie,15,Bohemia,Servant
  • Schollum,Dorothea,21,Bohemia,Servant
  • Sutherland,Christina,19,Sutherland,
  • Thompson,Rachael,21,Cheshire,Housemaid
  • Twinwold,Catherine,20,Bohemia,Servant
  • Twinwold,Catherine,18 mths,,
  • Walshaw,Ann,42,Durham,
  • Walshaw,Ann,15,Durham,
  • Walshaw,Catherine,14,Durham,
  • Williams,Elizabeth,20,Monmouth,Hoousemaid