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ARRIVAL OF
THE 'WAR SPIRIT' FROM LONDON
PORT OF AUCKLAND

Sources:

Ship Manifest "War Spirit",
Sailed from Gravesend, England 12 Mar1863 and arrived
in Auckland, New Zealand 28Jun1863.,
National Archives at Wellington, PO Box 12 050 , Wellington,
New Zealand. [MSL 23]. See note at bottom.
The Daily Southern Cross. Report of the arrival of the "War Spirit"
from London to the Port of Auckland.
The ship War Spirit, 1234 tons register, J. R. Luckes, commander from London,
left Gravesend on the evening of the 12th March; passed through the Downs
on the 14th; pilot left the ship off Dartmouth on the 18th; crossed the equator
on the 7th April. Got the S.E. trade winds in 6? degrees South, lasted only
three days and a half, then light contrary winds to 32 degrees South. Passed
the meridian of Greenwich on the 4th May in 44 degrees South. Ran down the
easting in 45 degrees South. Came south of Tasmania and from Tasmania to
this port. Had nothing but alternate heavy N.E. gales and calms, and light
contrary winds. Sighted North Cape on the 22nd. instant. Passage 98 days
from land to land; and 104 days from the Downs to Auckland.

The War Spirit brings 222 passengers of all classes, in medical charge of Dr.
J.F. Deck. Had seven births during the passage and one death, a German by
an accident during a fearful gale of wind encountered in latitude 30 degrees
South longitude 157 degrees east. Ship rose on the top of a very high sea and
took a tremendous lurch to leeward, breaking away hen-coops, pig pens, &c.,
from their lashings which unfortunately fell on him, causing such severe injuries,
that he died in two hours.

There has been general good health, amongst the passengers during the voyage,
and no deaths with the above melancholy exception. The following ships were
spoken on this voyage: 6th April, in latitude 1 degree 06' north, longitude 26
degrees west, Dutch barque Whampos, from Batavia to Rotterdam, 90 days out;
much sickness on board; supplied her with medicines, &c. 7th April, in latitude
0 degrees 30' south longitude 27 degrees west, French ship Charles Georges,
from Mareilies to Bourbon, 38 days out. 20th May, latitude ... 40 degrees 04'
south, longitude 66 degrees east, Dutch barque Henrietta Gertruida, from
Amsterdam to B....... days out, all well.

PASSENGERS.

William McRoberts
Thomas and Mrs Goudie
James Peacock
Samuel Harrison
George Smith
Charles and Jane Merritt
James Cooper
Rowland Danvers
James and Emma Moore
Jane Harrison
Henry Naylor
Charles and Mrs Walker
William, Mrs., John, and Bessie West
Susan Dunlop
John and Mrs Cumming
Wm. And Marie McWilliams
James, Mary, Robert, James, Hugh and Jean Muir
Andrew McGeoch
Philip, Susan, William, Anne, and Susan Nichols
Grace and Thomas Smith
Martha Hunt
Richard and Zillah Ransome
Margaret and Fanny Barwise
William and Marian Lamb
William Muir
Richard, Emily and Martin H. Coombe
Miss Osborne
Thomas Stewart
Wm. Porteous
Richard Olver
Thomas, Ellen, Madelina and Warwick Monkhouse
John Girvan
William Marr
Thomas Diamond
Joseph Miller
John, Margaret and Robert Thompson
Michael, Barbara, Anna, Theresa, and Johan Krippner
Johan, Anna, Joseph, Johan, and Carl Rouch
Johan, Elizabeth, Margaretta and Elizabeth Titner
Joseph, Anna, Johan, Joseph, Carl, Wenzall and Andreas Karl
Anton and Barbara Turnwold
Michl. and Maria Tesentry
Peter, Margaretta, Dorothea and Anna Glatz
Luzwig, Anna, Baral, Lorenz, Joseph, Katharina and Elizabeth Turnwold
Wenzell, Maria, Martin, and Maria Kass
Johan and Anna Raunan
Anton, Margaretta, Joseph, Barbara, and Anton Russeck
Thomas, Anna, Anna, and Andrew Pietrer
Joseph, Margaretta, Anna, Catherine, and Johann Paul
Robert and Ann Wylie
William and Mrs McLeay
Mr. And Mrs. Woodhams
John, Agnes, William, Ann, Agnes, and John Wilson
William and Mary Taylor
John, Anna M., Robert, John, Anna, and Isaac Robinson
Johann and Elizabeth Scholum
Thomas, Barbara, Robert, Ann, John, Elizabeth, and Barbara Sargent
Anna Dabuer
Maria Schiska
Anna Schoben
Theresa Schuster
Cecilia Glatz
Maria Palisach
Katherine Raunnen
Maria Russick
Elizabeth Palisach
Martha Worshop
Anna and Stephen Schiska
Alfred Hibburt
Samuel Hill
Richard Wylie
Benedick Remigan
Paul Straka
Monzel Litzhum
Wenzel Bayer
Johan Krein
Wenzell and Martin Dallkoph
Martin and Johan Raunnen [transcriber note: Raunen above]
John Schollan
John Soutrap
Wenzell Reisema
Thomas Harris
James Guthrie
James Hunt
William Hogg
Nicholas McNiven
William Laing
Peter Hill
Joseph Battereby
Thomas Merrich
Isaac Allen
James Corlett
John Sobye
Harold Ward
Edwin Philbris
John Griffiths
Martin Schiska
Patrick Quinn
Joseph Wlack
Robert Campbell
George Chapman
Thomas Olver

Cabin.--

Mr. and Mrs. Kemp, four children and servant
Mr. & Mrs. Goodchild, three children and servant
Mr. and Mrs. Paget and daughter
Mrs. Tregear
Miss Tregear
Miss Ellen Tregear
Miss Hull
Miss Jane Wood
Messrs. De Lautour
John Deck
Mather
Robert Aherne
Henry Gillett
Edward Tregear
Thomas Maltby
Henry Wilson
John Brunskill
John H. Wood
Francis Wardell
Note from the National Archives regarding settlement information
for the "War Spirit" passengers: "The Register of Grantees -
Special Settlements (Archives Reference: BAAZ 4115/1a pp63 -
65) to which the index refers, only lists those passengers on board
the "War Spirit" who arrived in June 1863 as part of the Bohemian
Puhoi settlement. The passengers on the ship who were of English,
Irish or Scottish descent are not listed."

With Grateful Thanks to Carol Robocker