Died: 1855, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand aged about 64
The barque William Bryan, of 312 tons, was built at Southhampton in 1816. Originally owned by Messers Domett & England she was sold to Tullock & Company in 1844 and subsequently to Frampton & Company. She made various voyages to the Black Sea and West Indies and was finally wrecked in 1859. In October 1840 William Bryan was contracted to the Plymouth Company to transport prospective settlers to New Zealand. She sailed from Plymouth in 19 November 1840 and arrived off the newly selected site of New Plymouth, Taranaki on March 3 1St 1841 with the first 148 Company settlers.