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The spelling differs in the newspaper above compared to the passenger list at the NZ Archives and the journal. Search 1999.

NZ HERALD SHIPPING Monday 28 December 1874
The following is a list of assisted immigrants per ship Assaye which arrived on Saturday last from London:

Families

ABBOTT, Robert & Elizabeth & 3 chdn
ACKROYD, Samuel & Drucilla
ALLCOCK, Henry & Caroline & 5 chdn
ALLEN, Daniel & Ann & 3 chdn
ATWOOLL, John T, Ann N R & 1 chd
BENGER, Henry & Emily & 3 chdn
BIRT, Benjamin T & Jane, & 2 chdn
BLY, William & Susannah & 5 chdn
CAMERON, Duncan & Alice
CHEVIS, James & Elizabeth
CLEARY, Robert & Susan & 3 chdn
CLIFFORD, Jessie A (sic) & Mary & 1 chd
COLBOURNE, Benjamin & Harriett & 3 chdn
CONNOLLY, John & Isabella & chd
CORNAN, John & Harriett & 2 chdn
CORNER, Jeffrey & Catherine & 3 chdn
CORNWELL, John & Hannah
DEVIS, Arthur, Hannah & 1 chd
DHAPPLE, William Henry & Sarah A
DONEY, Charles & Jane & 1 chd
DRINKWELL, Edward & Martha
DRINKWELL, John M & Esther & 1 chd
DWYER, John & Bridget & 3 chdn
FINNEY, Alexander & Phynia
FOWLER, Richard & Elizabeth & 3 chdn
FRANCIS, Frank & Emma
FRENCH, Charles & Bridget
FUNKE, Carl A & Maria & 3 chdn
GALLEY, Joseph Henry & 1 chd
GIBBS, W J & M A & 1 chd
GOODACRE, Alfred R & Mary A
GOODACRE, Frederick & Mary
GRAVES, Charles, Mary and 1 chd
GRAVES, William & Jane and 1 chd
GREAVES, John & Elizabeth & 3 chdn
GRIFFITHS, William & Jane
GROWDEN, Edwin & Jane
HARPER, James & Emma & 3 chdn
HILLMAN, Calvin L, wife & 2 chdn
HODGETTS, Thomas & Mary
HUNT, Arthur & Easta Hunt & 2 chdn
HUTT, James & Esther & 4 chdn
JAKEMAN, David & Julia & 1 chd
JUDKINS, Thomas P & Emma B
LE FOUX, Anthony, Isabella & 1 chd
MALAVEY, Daniel & Ellen
MARTIN, Simon, Annie & 1 chd
McBURNEY, John & Martha & 2 chdn
MERRINGTON, Frederick & Agnes & 3 chdn
NICHOLLS, Abraham & Jane and 2 chdn
O'CONNOR, Michael & Ellen & 1 chd
PERROW, Gabriel H, Harriet & 1 chd
POLGLASE, Charles & Mary A
PORTSMOUTH, Robert & Elizabeth
PURCELL, James & Mary Ann & 3 chdn
READ, Thomas, Jane & 2 chdn
REIDY, Daniel & Catherine
RODDA, Wm and Eliza,
RYAN, James & Mary & 4 chdn
RYAN, John & Harriett & 1 chd
SANDS, James & Margaret & 6 chdn
SARGENT, Edwin & Agnes
SCARLETT, John & Fanny
STEER Wm & Alice & 3 chdn
STEER, W H & Mary H & 1 chd
STEVENS, Matthew, Eliza M & 1 chd
SWAIN, Samuel & Elizabeth
SWEENEY, Brian & Ellen & 1 chd
TREINBATH, John Thomas, Hannah & 1 chd
TREZISE, Henry, Johanna & 2 chdn
WALKER, Franis & Mary & 2 chdn
WALKER, William & Sarah & 3 chdn
WARREN, John & Mary Jane
WATTAM, George and Mary A & 2 chdn
WILLIAMS, John & Catherine
WILLS, William R & Martha
WRIGHT, Edwin T & Maria & 1 chd

SINGLE MEN

MARTINDALE, George
BADDEN, Benjamin
BARNETT, William
BEEBY, Charles H
BERRYMAN, Edward
BRAID, John
BUTT, Thomas
CARTHEW, Philip R
CHIME, Thomas H
CLARK, David
CLEARY, David, Robert, Wilbert & Henry
COFFEY, Timothy
COLLINS, Michael
COOPER, Alfred
COULTER, Thomas
COWARD, Henry James
DALTON, Thomas
DOBER, William
DONEY, Edward
DRINKWELL, Robert
DUNFORD W
FARRELLY, Pat
FINNEY, John A
FITZGERALD, John
FORD, Pat
FRANCIS, John
FRASER, George
FRENCH, James
FULLERTON, John
FUNKE, Charles & George
GANON, John
GILLIS, Robert J
GOODACRE, Hal & Henry
HALL, David
HARVEY, Richard N
HISCOCKS, Phillip
HOWES, John
HOWS, Charles
HUNT, Geo
JONSEN, Hans
JOYCE, Thomas
KERIN, John
KIRBY, James
Le HOUX, Henry
LEARY, Denis
LOCKE, John
LUHRS, Henrich
MADDEN, Wm
MALONEY, Michael & Patrick
McKEOWN, Thomas
MOORE, W J
MORGAN, Richard
NEALE, John
NICHOLLS, Richard
O'BRIEN, Martin
O'CONNOR, Michael & Daniel
O'FARRELL, Thomas
O'KEEFE, Jeremiah
PALMER, James
PEDEN, William
PERROW, William
POORE George
PORTER, William   
QUILLE, Denis
RICHARDSON, James
ROBBIE, James B.
ROBERTS, James
SANDERS, Simeon
SARGENT, Joseph
SHEAHAN, Denis
SHEEHN, Daniel
SIMS, George
SMITH, George E
STEER, James
STYCH, John
SWEENEY, Cornelius
TAYLOR, Wm
THOMPSON, Joseph
TREMBACK, Alfred, Francis & Wm Henry
TREMBATH, Robt
WARREN, Charles
WATKINS, Wm S
WHITBOURN, Frederick
WILLS, Herbert W
WILLS, Robert J
WOOLCOCK, Richard S
WYER, Henry

SINGLE WOMEN

ADAMS, Mary A
ALLCOCK, Caroline
ATTWOOD, Emma
BEEBY, Mary A, Fanny, Mary Ann & Elizabeth A
BLY, Emma
BOYD, Margaret [a domestic servant, b. Co. Down] [a widow]
BRAGG, Ellen
BULLA, Martha
CLARK, Mary A
CLEARY, Ldtitia
CONNOR, Mary
COZENS, Harriet
CUTHBERT, Louisa
DONEY, Bessey, Catherine & Eliza
EATON, Rebecca J
ELLEN, Ann L
FINNEY, Mary & Annie
FLEMING, Annie
GIBBS, Susannah
GOODACRE, Harriet
KEITH, Eliza & Ann
Le HOUX, Ellen
LEGGE, Margaret
LEWIS, Sarah           
LOCKLEY, Harriet
LOUDEN, Maria
MAYMOND, Ellen & Margaret
McDONNEL, Margaret
MOONEY, Catherine
O'CONNOR, Ellen & Marry (sic)
PEARCE, Jane
PERROW, Annie & Harmuill (sic)
REIDY, Annie
RENOUF, Louisa
SHOULS, Josephine
SMYTH, Margaret J
SQUIRES, Susan
STEER, Elizabeth, Rebecca & Mary Ann
STYCH, Emma
SWAIN, Ellen A
TREZISE, Elizabeth J
WAY, Mary Ann & Sarah
WILLS, Emily M
WOODS, Margaret

SUMMARY

Male adults, 173
Female adults, 133
Male children, 46
Female children, 44
Infants, 23
TOTAL 419 equal to 351 statute adults

NATIONALITY:

English 282
Scotch (sic) 4
Irish, 117
Welsh, 1
Channel Islanders, 6
Hanoverian, 1
Norwegian, 1
Prussian, 7
TOTAL 419

ARRIVAL OF THE ASSAYE

The fine iron ship Assaye, 1281 tons, Captain D McRITCHIE, under charter to the NZS Company, arrived in port on Saturday, from England, with a general cargo and 319 immigrants. The usual Health-officer's inspection resulted in a clean bill of health being given and the vessel was at once admitted to pratique.

An unusually fine-weather passage has been experienced by the ship. She left London on the 3rd September and took her final departure from off the Start on the 12th. Sighted the Island of Madeira on the 26th September and crossed the Equator on the 11th October. The trades proved light.

The meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was traversed on 6th November and the eastings run down in 45 deg. south latitude. Made the North Cape of New Zealand on the 21st instant after experiencing very light winds. Down the coast had light westerly winds and calms. Sighted nothing on the passage since crossing the line.

The Assaye is owned by Messrs J & W Stewart, Greenock, Clyde where she was built in 1868 by Robert Steele.  She is a fine specimen of marine architecture and is a sister ship to the beautiful Parsee which came consigned to Messrs L D Nathan & Co. some time since. She is classed at Lloyd's AA1100. [During the eighties these ships had the yards stripped off their mizen masts, and made very handsome barques.  Photo of the Parsee page 24 in  'The Last of the Windjammers' Vol. II by Basil Lubbock.] The following is a list of births and deaths during the passage:-

DEATHS

September  7	  Anna Maria COMAN	 aged  6 yrs
September 16	  Louis Victor WALKER	 aged 7 mths
September 25	  Arthur DEWS		 aged  9 mths
September 30	  Kate SANDS		 aged  6 weeks
October    4	  Anna DRINKWELL	 aged 12 weeks
October   28	  Eusta HUNT		 aged  7 mths
November  10	  Edward ALCOCK		 aged 10 mths
November  11	  W'm Charles PURCELL	 aged 16 mths
November  16	  Mrs Drucilla ACKROY	 aged 19 yrs
December   8	  Mrs Harriet COLBOURNE	 aged 30 yrs
BIRTHS

December 20 - Mrs BIRT of a daughter
December 24 - Mrs REIDY of a son


The Timaru Herald 15 January 1875 page 3
Account of a trip to Sir George Grey's estate, Kawau. The Pretty Jane - an old Otago steamer, fare 5s for a return ticket. The day was superb, though rather hot, and the steamer crowded with 200 people of all ages on board. Leaving the wharf with its ships gaily dressed for the day, the Pretty Jane wended her slow way round the North Head away into the Gulf, which looked its best, gleaning with light and adorned with the pictueresque islands studding its surrounding surface throughout. We fell in with the Assaye under full canvas just coming in with immigrants from England. There were 400 on board. Our band struck up "Home, Sweet Hom", and rounds of delighted cheering greeted us as we passed from from the crowded decks of the Assaye. Of course we responded, and her passengers could not fail to be delighted with the first experience of their new home. Their worn and sea-looking clothing was a strong contrast with the gaily dressed crowd on our own decks but next year many of them will no doubt be as gaily clad and as eager to enjoy their holiday as all Auckland colonists, at all events, always are....

The Times, Friday, Aug 22, 1890; pg. 3
Disasters At Sea.
It is now thought certain that the iron barque Assaye, 1,351 tons, gross, of Greenock, which sailed from London, has foundered with her crew of 24 hands. She crossed the Equator on March 16 and has not been heard of. She was owned by Messrs J. and W. Stewart, of Greenock, and was built in 1868. It is supposed that she was lost in the June gales.

Otago Witness, 23 October 1890, Page 15
THROWN UP BY THE SEA. THE MISSING BARQUE ASSAYS. Christchurch, October 16.
Captain M'Allister, of the Kahu, which arrived from the Chatham Islands to-day, reports that about the middle of last month wreckage was washed ashore at the Chathams. Captain M'Allister has brought some with him, and supposes it came from the barque Assaye, which left London on February 16 for Wellington. He supplies the following particulars of the wreckage : At Watorahau, the chief island of the group, a lifebuoy much damaged came ashore. Only some of the letters were visible. The letters distinguished were " S 8 A" and part of a "V" or " W." Boxes and bundles of candles ; part of a companion, including two seats, made of teak or cedar ; a case of Neaves' food, with no mark ; portions of beer and spirit cases, one of the former being branded like "T in diamond, 68," outside "Wellington"; a piece of the end of a piano, a piece of a boat's keel, and a case of brown paper. At Pitts Island a lifebuoy came ashore. No mark was visible. Several cases marked Dunedin and Wellington, one being addressed 11 Government Office, Wellington," and another marked " A," with the figures 334,625 over 1922, a quantity of fancy woodwork of a figurehead, two pieces of cabin decoration, a piece of deck planking, pieces of a boat, boxes of candles, and a sailor's jacket. Part of a case marked "IG in diamond," Wellington, was also found beside three rolls of white printing paper. None of the articles have the appearance of having been in the water any great length of time, and the packets of candles presented the appearance of having been washed out of the surf, where probably the cases which contained them were broken up.
 

Information courtesy of  Jacqueline Walles. Posted Sept. 11, 2000.