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New Zealand Settler Ships - Slains Castle 1841

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  • Edward Birkett (1833 - 1902)
    Arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, on board the 'Slains Castle' on 25 January 1841. See biography of his wife Ellen Hart by Debbie McCauley:
  • Elizabeth Mary Taylor (1837 - 1917)
    immigrated to Wellington on the SLAINS CASTLE which left Deal on the 18 September 1840, arriving into Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 25 January 1841, travelling as the daughter of her mothers brother T...
  • Thomas Fairbrass (1817 - 1853)
    immigrated to Wellington on the SLAINS CASTLE which left Deal on the 18 September 1840, arriving into Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 25 January 1841. Thomas,Ann and sister Mary along with her daughte...
  • Anne Fairbrass (1820 - 1891)
    immigrated to Wellington on the SLAINS CASTLE which left Deal on the 18 September 1840, arriving into Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 25 January 1841. Thomas,Ann and sister Mary along with her daughte...
  • Benjamin Eglinton (1839 - 1916)

THE SLAINS CASTLE. First of the arrivals in the year 1841 was the fine River-built ship Slains Castle, which came into port on January 25th, after a passage of 133 days, having sailed from Gravesend on September 14th, 1840. She was a vessel of 500 tons, and was commanded by Captain James Petrie. There were 224 passengers on board, including Mr. Octavius Carrington [Augustus Octavius Crocker Carrington], assistant to his brother, Mr. F. A. Carrington [Frederic Alonzo Carrington], chief surveyor of the New Plymouth settlement. When the Slains Castle arrived representatives of the Government met the newcomers and endeavoured to induce them to go up to Auckland and settle there instead of at Wellington. This was naturally one of the incidents that did not tend to make the Wellington people feel more kindly disposed towards the supreme authority settled on the shores of the Waitemata... The “Slains Castle,” commanded by Captain James Petre, left Deal on the 18th September, 1840, and arrived on the 29th January, 1841, with 41 married couples, 24 single men, 21 single women, 42 children under fourteen, 34 under seven and 15 under one. 5 births and 4 deaths occurred on board. Source: White Wings (Vol II).

  • Allen
    • John aged 35, widower
    • son aged 9
  • Baron
    • George aged 40
    • Helen his wife aged 41
    • George Jnr aged 19
    • George aged 12
    • Margaret aged 12
    • Margaret aged 8
  • Barrow
    • Louiza aged 20
  • Blackborow
    • John aged 27
    • Mary Ann aged 25
    • Thomas aged 1
  • Blake
    • George aged 38
    • Sarah aged 35
    • Jane aged 10
    • Catherine aged 9
    • Thomas aged 8
    • William Henry aged 6
    • Laurence aged 4
    • James aged 15 months
  • BOYSEN/BOYSON
    • Peter
  • Jane (nee Major) his wife aged 37
    • Jean aged 13
    • John aged 11
  • Brungar
    • George aged 24
    • Mary his wife aged 22
    • Emma their daughter aged 1
  • Birkett (misspelled Burkett on the passenger list)
  • Butler
    • James Henry aged 24
    • Martha aged 25
    • Charles aged 5 months
  • Carley
    • Anna Maria aged 29 (a widow)
  • Carrington
  • Chisholm
    • Adam aged 30
  • Collins
    • James aged 31
    • Ann aged 31 (nee Downie) sister also on board
    • Mary aged 9
    • Annie aged 7
    • Margaret aged 5
    • Elizabeth aged 18 months (died at sea)
  • Cooper
    • James aged ? (taken on board at Blackwell by request of Mr Alton the Emigrant Agent, a party paying his passage money)
  • Cormack
    • John aged 21
  • Crouther
    • Thomas aged 31 (1802-1872 born in Huddersfield, county of York, enlisted for service with the 51st Regiment of Foot for 21 years 75 days, on 18 May 1811 (said to be aged 19-see death below) to 31 July 1832. On 15 Oct 1832 at his medical on leaving the regiment, he was reported as being 40 years of age. Thomas was a Tailor & Draper in Lambton Quay, Wellington. He died 4 March 1872 in Wainuiomata, said to be 69?)
    • Judith aged 30 (1803-1878 nee Kershaw, married Thomas 29 Oct 1827 in St Wilfrid, Calverley, West Yorkshire)
    • John aged 9 (1831-)
    • Frederick Kershaw aged 8 (1833-)
    • Emma aged 7
    • Anna aged 4
  • Day
    • William aged 20
  • Dingle
    • James aged 22
  • Downie
    • Jane aged 20 (sister of Mrs Ann Collins above)
  • Eglinton
  • Fairbrass
  • Fellingham
  • Floyd
    • Thomas aged 23
    • Caroline aged 20 (nee Browne). Her brother Joseph & wife Sarah (nee Spice) emigrated 1858
    • Caroline aged 9 months
  • Forbes
    • Robert aged 35
    • Margaret Ross (nee Cooper) aged 30.
    • Eliza aged 9
    • John aged 7
    • Mary aged 7
    • Margaret aged 4
    • Ellen aged 2
    • Agnes aged 4 months
  • Goodwin
    • Henry aged 49
    • Elizabeth aged 43
    • Elizabeth aged 18
    • James aged 16
    • Henry aged 13
    • James aged 11
    • Jane aged 11
    • George aged 9
  • GREENWOOD
    • William aged 33
    • Martha aged 32
    • Hope aged 7
    • Faith aged 5
    • Joseph aged 2
  • Hammersdorff
    • Adolphus aged 26
  • Hair
    • William aged 40
    • Margaret aged 28
    • Ann aged 9
    • Margaret aged 7
    • William aged 4 months
  • Harris
    • Samuel Gregory aged 24, surveyor for the Plymouth Company
    • Eleanor aged 21 (possibly his sister)
  • Hesse
    • August Adolph Albert aged 27
    • Pauline aged 23
    • Ellis aged 2
    • Edwin aged 10 months
  • Hickman
    • John aged 35
    • Eliza aged 27
    • John aged 9 months
  • Hodge
    • John aged 26
  • Hood
    • Augustus aged 20
  • Jackson
    • John aged 22
    • Martha aged 24
  • JONES
    • Thomas aged 38
    • Mary aged 37
    • Elizabeth aged 7
    • Thomas aged 1
  • Kerney
    • John aged 30
    • Ellen aged 28
    • Elizabeth aged 2
    • Anna M. aged 4 months
  • Kilgour
    • Alexander aged 45
    • Margaret aged 35
    • Alexander aged 17
    • James aged 15
    • Ann aged 12
    • David aged 10
    • Margaret aged 2
    • William aged 9 months (died at sea)
  • Lakeman
    • William aged 29
    • Martha aged 29
  • Leathart
    • Charles aged 34
    • Claudia aged 33
    • Edwin aged 25
  • Lockett
    • Jonas aged 23
    • Ann aged 23
    • Eliza aged 17
  • McIntosh
    • Isabella aged 20
  • Marshall
    • Henry aged 25
  • Medwin
    • William aged 37
    • Elizabeth aged 45
    • Edwin aged 15
    • John aged 13
    • Eliza aged 12
    • Mathias aged 9
    • Elizabeth aged 7
    • Sarah aged 5
    • Thomas aged 4
    • William aged 1
  • Merrix
    • Henry aged 26
    • Martha aged 29
  • Miller
    • Joseph aged 43
    • Ann his wife aged 44
    • Mary Anne aged 21
    • Hannah aged 19
    • Sarah aged 17
    • George aged 11
    • Joseph aged 9
    • Harriet aged 7
    • Henry aged 4
    • James aged 9 months
  • Minzies
    • Alexander aged 41
  • Neil
    • Caroline aged 19
  • Nathan
    • Henry Anthony aged 26
    • Jane (nee Hearn) his wife aged 26 (6 months pregnant with Thomas Wellington Nathan)
    • Jane his daughter aged 7
  • Osborne
    • Mary aged 21
  • Palmer
    • Richard aged 27
    • Eliza his wife aged 27
  • Parker
    • Thomas aged 21
  • Pote
  • Richards
    • Joseph Manuel aged 27
    • Ann his wife aged 27
    • Frederick aged 3
    • Louis aged 10 months
  • Roots
    • John aged 40
    • Mary aged 36
    • Joseph Bridgment aged 4
  • Schmidt
    • John aged 58, widower
    • Sarah aged 24
    • Mary aged 22
    • Martha aged 20
  • Sharpe
    • Mary aged 21
    • Harriet aged 16
  • Squibb
    • Charles Henry aged 39, tallow chandler
    • Elizabeth his wife aged 37
    • Elizabeth Harriet aged 19
    • Anne Sophia aged 15
    • Margaret Michell aged 14
    • Adelaide his daughter aged 8
    • Amelia Emma aged 6
    • Charlotte aged 3
    • Elizabeth Harriet aged 19
  • Stevens
    • James aged 25 (the cook on board)
    • Margaret aged 26
  • Stewart
    • John aged 25
  • Susans
    • Thomas aged 48 (born 1793 in Kent, died 1850 NZ)
    • Elizabeth his wife aged 40
    • John aged 13
    • Ann aged 11 (married William Peckham 1848, married George Mudgway 1892)
    • Child aged 8
    • Souters aged 7
    • Daniel aged 4 (1836-1917 married Mary Stoneham 1872)
  • Teague
    • Samuel aged 25
  • Turner
    • Robert aged 21
    • Agnes aged 24
    • Mary Ann aged 9 months
  • Vincent
    • William Edward aged 21 (married fellow passenger Anne Sophia Squibb in 1844)
  • Walker
    • George aged 23
  • Warburton
    • Thomas aged 21
  • Watters
    • John aged 29
    • Marion his wife aged 24
    • John aged 5
    • Jessie aged 3
    • Christian aged 3 months
  • WEAVEL/WEANELL
    • James aged ? (taken on board at Blackwell by request of Mr Alton the Emigrant Agent, a party paying his passage money)
  • Westwood
    • James aged 20
  • Wheeler
    • Robert aged 34
    • Sarah his wife aged 23
    • Jean their daughter aged 4
  • Wight
    • David aged 24
    • Mary his wife aged 27
    • Isabella their daughter aged 8 months