Otago Witness 18 Oct. 1873, Pg 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Oct 10 - Dover Castle, ship, 1063 tons, Culbert, from London, 30th June, Start Point, 5th July. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. 161 nominated passengers and immigrants.
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Image 3 Families and Children Allbouy George 28 Sussex Bricklayer Fanny 26 Douglas George 42 Roxburgh Shepherd Mary 42 Euphemia 19 Cecilia 17 Robert 14 Mary 10 Agnes 8 Alice 6 Eassen William 17 Davey Henry 29 Devon Farm labourer Julie 29 Harper James 38 Shetland Farm Labourer Ann 38 James 13 Robert 11 Jane 9 Christina 7 William 3 John 13/12 Hall John 29 Middlesex Ry Signal Master Emma 30 Frederick Jno 1
Image 4 Holdaway Daniel 30 Hants Bricklayer Lucy 23 Daniel 2 Malina 2/12 Marchant George 21 Surrey Labourer Emily 21 Macpherson Peter 40 Haddington Gardener Eliza 31 Edith J 9 Jessie A 8 Elizabeth M 9/12 Paris William 41 Sussex Bricklayer Harriet E 38 Harriet 18 Jane 16 Ann 14 Mahala 10 Frank 8 Thomas 6 Stannard Alfred 35 Surrey Basket Maker Ann 34 Lilly Maud 2
Image 5 Teal Thomas H 32 Hants Laborer Elizabeth 25 Elizabeth T 7 John 5 Thomas William 3 Truster James 43 Surrey Farm laborer Mary A 44 Charles 19 James 16 Fanny O 13 William 10 Samuel 3
Thomas Richard 45 Cornwall Engine Driver Mary 45 Richard 17 George Henry 12 Edwin 8 Mary 5 Shrimpton Daniel 30 Hants Carter Lydia 29 Kate? E 4 Wilfred G 2
Image 6 Benfell Nathaniel 40 Surrey Laborer Mary A 32 Clara M 10 Owen 8 Agnes L 6 Beatrice E 5 Joseph 2 Sarah A J 3/12 Taverner John 35 Devon Carpenter Elizabeth A 32 Maude 7 John 4
Williams Charles 27 Suffolk Gardener Ann 26 Lilly Anne 3 Tearff Daniel 27 Suffolk Gardener
Little Richard 28 Durham Fitter Marg 30 Elizabeth M 7 Harriet M 5 Johnstone James 24 Morayshire Blacksmith Alexandrina 21
Image 7 Mcapherson James 60 Donegal Farmer Ann 53 Jane 19 Catherine 17 Minnie 15 James 14 Celinda 13 Burgess Charles 34 Warwickshire Bricklayer Sarah A 31 Annie 11 Charlotte 7 Charles 5 Clara 2 Loers Adolph 23 Germany Stick Maker Louise 24 Walter William 32 Germany Blacksmith Mary 31 Waldman Philip 29 Germany Bricklayer Ellen 25 Cunningham Michael 31 Galway Saddler Jane 25 Skeen Andrew 24 Lancashire Tailor Alice 20
Image 8 Bruton John 26 Dublin Carpenter Mary A 23 Bills Thomas 40 Sussex Laborer Caroline 39 George 14 Charles 12 Edward 10 Emma 7 Henry 6 Alfred 4 Albert 3 Walter 4/12 Mitchell Richard 27 Dublin Wheelwright Frances 27 Richard 2 Charles 6/12
Image 9 blank page Single Men Image 10 Douglas Robert 14 Roxburgh Laborer Eastern William 17 Roxburgh Laborer Harper James 13 Shetland Truster Charles 19 Surrey Ploughman James 16 Thomas Richard 17 Cornwall Smith George Henry 12 Macpherson James 14 Donegal Robson William 28 Durham Laborer Scott David 25 Fifeshire Moulder Sutherland David 23 Morayshire Farm Labourer Pickford Thomas Henry 27 Dorset Carpenter Duffy Peter 22 Monayhan Farm Laborer Duffy Owen 20 Monayhan Skeen Robert 18 Lancashire Tailor Leggs Christopher 27 Cornwall Laborer Moffat John 27 Herts Gardener Bills George 14 Sussex Bills Charles 12 Sussex
Image 11 Single Men Colonial Nominated Emigrants Randell George 18 Middlesex Butcher (Otago -West Taieri £5) Norman Leonard 11 (Otago £2) O’Brien John 17 Cavan Laborer (Otago £8) Luke 17 Image 12 Blank
Image 13 Single Women Douglas Euphemia 19 Roxburghshire Servant Cecilia 17 “ “ Paris Harriet 18 Surrey Servant Jane 16 “ “ Ann 14 “ “ Truster Fanny O 13 “ “ Macpherson Jane 19 Donegal Servant Catherine 17 “ “ Minnie 15 “ “ Celinda 13 “ “ Bain Mary 25 Kincardine Housemaid Rendell Susan 24 Somerset Cook Robbins Charlotte 19 Jersey Servant Wellings Ellen 49 Middlesex Nurse Howe Theresa 20 Galway Servant Lunn Julia 20 Middlesex Servant Walden Ann F 19 Middlesex Servant Benfell Anne 22 Surrey Servant Image 14 Sutherland Cath 20 Rossshire Servant Sheen Mary 17 Lancashire Servant Image 15 Single Women Colonial Nominated Emigrants Casey Mary 21 Sligo Servant Otago No. 327 V. 303 Ward Maria 20 Roscommon Servant Willcocks Margaret 28 Cumberland Servant Dunedin 12 Ferguson Caroline 16 Middlesex Dressmaker? Riverton 3.1 free Sophy 20 “ “ Cavanagh Honor 17 Galway Servant Southland 54 O’Connor Catherine 57 Clare Servant Otago 312 £4 Image 16 Blank Image 17 Promissory notes Image 20
Male Adults 52 Female Adults 57 Male Children 23 Female Children 23 Infants 5 Total 161 equals to 132½ Adults Stature
Farm laborers 7
General Laborers 8
|Brick and Stone
General Servants 19
Ry Signal Maker 1
Basket Maker 1
Engine3 Driver 1
|Total Labor 68|
Number of Souls who embarked by the Ship "Dover Castle" for Otago and their nationalities.
English 102 Scotch 28 Irish 24 German 6 Channel Islands 1 Total souls 161
Otago Daily Times 10 October 1873, Page 2
The frigate-built ship Dover Castle, from London, upwards of 1_0 days out, showed herself off the Heads yesterday afternoon, and signalled. The signals were repeated at Port Chalmers flagstaff at a quarter-past four, and shortly afterwards the ship was observed from the Port to round the South Head simultaneously with the welcome signal all well. She remained outside for the night, but will be towed up at 8 o'clock this morning. A few minutes before the Dover Castle made her appearance, the American barque Jewess, from Newcastle, was signalled, and the Geelong, which had just towed to sea the ship St. Kilda, for Sydney, fastened on to the Jewess and brought her up to an anchorage. The Jewess left Newcastle on the 23rd September, and had tempestuous weather, the barometer for three days standing at 29.2 inches. On the 4th inst., when 100 miles to the west of Stewart's Island, she encountered a heavy N.W. gale, with mountainous sea.
Evening Post, 11 October 1873, Page 2 Port Chalmers
10th October. The Dover Castle has been berthed at the railway pier and the immigrants conveyed to Dunedin by the forenoon train.
Otago Daily Times 11 October 1873, Page 2
The frigate-built ship Dover Castle, reported in our yesterday's issue as at the Heads, from London, "All well," was anchored there for the night. The tug Geelong proceeded down yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, with the Health Officer, Captain Thomson, J. P. Monson, H.M.C. Boarding Officer, Colin Allan, Immigration Agent, and Dr O'Donoghue, Medical Immigration Commissioner. Finding all satisfactory, the vessel was towed up to a berth at the end of the Railway Pier. After inspection, the authorities reported:—"Having inspected the ship and mustered the passengers, we find the vessel well fitted, ventilated, roomy; and the passengers have expressed themselves as well satisfied with provisions and treatment received on board." Dr Young, the surgeon of the ship, reports the health throughout as being first class. One death, that of a seaman named Charles Seymour, occurred on the 26th August, from liver complaint. This was in lat. 37.15 S., long. 15 26 W. On the 22nd of August. Mrs Hall gave birth to a male child in lat. 32.40 S., long. 26.22 W. both mother and child have done well. Her passengers as a whole are a mixed class, but apparently of the right stamp for our requirements. They comprise 107 souls, including 27 single females, the remainder being married couples and single men as usual in immigrant vessels. The former's compartments are the cleaner, while the others are fair. The whole of the passengers with luggage were despatched to Dunedin by the 11.30 train. Their disembarkation made the pier quite lively. The Dover Castle left Gravesend on the 30th June, had westerly winds in the Channel, parted with her pilot and took her final departure on the fifth July off Start Point. Westerly breezes continued across the Bay of Biscay and to the N.E. Trades, caught in 35 N. on the 15th July. Lost them in lat. 12 N. Southerly and S. W. breezes, light, then prevailed till crossing the Equator on the 5th of August in long. 24 W.; had moderate S. E. Trades to 14.17 S., reached on the 13th; on the following day met with a terrific gala from same quarter, and carried away upper foretopsail yard; next day more moderate, continuing till the 21st, when westerly winds set in. On the 27th, in lat. 39.38 S., was in company with a ship, the wind blowing hard K.N.W. at the time observed the ship to round to as if a man was overboard, the afterwards bore away. Greenwich was crossed on the 29th, in lat. 40 S., with strong N. W. gale. On the 1st September a heavy sea burst in stern windows, carried away part quarter gallery, filled after cabin. Shipped great quantities of water on deck, part of which went below. Hove to for 24 hours. Passed the Cape on the 3rd September. Her easting was run down on a general parallel of 43 S., and was characterised by very stormy indifferent weather. Made the Solander on the 6th inst.: the wind then coming on easterly, shaped a course round the Snares, passing them on the 8th; from thence had a good run till reaching the Heads on the afternoon of the 9th.
At the entrance of the Otago Harbour, Nov. 2009. The immigrants would have enjoyed the same beautiful outlook 136 years earlier.
New Zealand Tablet, 18 October 1873, Page 10
One hundred and sixty-one immigrants, equal to 131½ statute adults, arrived at Otago, ex the Dover Castle, all well. The hiring took place at the Immigration Barracks, and the wages were as follows Cooks and household servants, £30 to £40 a year and found the demand being greatly in excess of the supply. Farm laborers found ready employment at £1 a week and kept. A number of mechanics are still open for employment. The sanitary arrangements of the Barracks are excellent.
Otago Daily Times 10 November 1873, Page 2
The ship Dover Castle was clear of cargo on Saturday night, and in all likelihood will haul into the stream on Tuesday, and there finish ballasting. Her present destination from this port is Sydney, there to load for England. (Departed 21st Nov.)
George Marchant was born on 20th December 1851 at High Mill, Farnham, Surrey, England, the seventh (and last ?) child of John Marchant & Mary Winter. He was baptised in Farnham on 25th January 1852. Both George and his father were Agricultural Labourers.
George married Emily Halfacre on 19th January 1873 in the Parish Church at Farnham, when they were both 21 years old. Emily's father was a carpenter.
They departed England on 30th June 1873 on the Dover Castle and arrived in Dunedin, Otago (Port Chalmers) in New Zealand on 9th October 1873. Between 1874 and 1885 they had six children, 3 daughters and 3 sons, all born in Dunedin. Emily died 10th September 1905 and George died on 30th January 1938 both in Dunedin. Information courtesy of Maurice. Post 11 Aug. 2012
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts] page 413
Councillor David Sutherland was elected to the Roslyn Borough Council in 1902. He was born in Elgin, Scotland, in 1849, and was educated at Invergordon and Tain. He was brought up to farming, and came to New Zealand in 1873, in the ship “Dover Castle.” For nine years after his arrival, Mr. Sutherland was engaged in farming and contracting, in the Taieri district, but in 1899 he opened his present business as a grain and produce merchant in High Street Roslyn. Mr. Sutherland was married, in 1884, to a daughter of Mr. F. McIver, and has three sons and two daughters.