The Bebington, from London to Auckland, with 236 passengers and general cargo, arrived at Spithead on the 14th of February, having been in collision with an unknown barque about 20 miles off St. Catherine's Point, and lost bowsprit and all attached, figurehead, foresail, and foreroyal mast carried away, two plates on port bow damaged, port lifeboat stove, and vessel making little water in fore compartment. The strange vessel proceeded without communication or assisting. She since been towed into harbour for survey and repairs. White Wings
Daily Southern Cross, 17 July 1876, Page 2 PORT OF AUCKLAND
Arrivals -July 15 Bebington, barque, Holditch, from London.
ARRIVAL OF THE BEBINGTON.
The signalling of a barque inside Tiritiri on Saturday morning, followed by the hoisting of the number PRHV dispelled the uneasiness which was beginning to be felt for the safety of the overdue Bebington. The long passage has been due, not to the sailing capacities of the vessel, but to the contrary weather, and two stoppages, the first of nine days at Plymouth, the second at Algoa Bay for a like period. Her run of 40 days from the Bay was not at all a bad one. The showing of the number was ... of the immediate chartering of he p.s, Tainui by Messrs Cruickshank and Co. the agents. The Harbourmaster ordered him to pilot her around to the the Quarantine Station, as 67 cases of fevers and other contagious diseases had occurred during the voyages and 15 deaths. On rounding the North Head the Bebington was seen beating up the channel under full press of canvas. The pilot going on board found out the state of affairs, classified as follows: 3 typhus and 12 typhoid fever, 23 scarlatina, 4 measles and 11 not determined, the rest pneumonia and infantile diseases. The first death took place while the vessel was at Portsmouth and the last at Algoa Bay and the number 16.
Tho following are the names and particulars:
February 17, Mary Jane Boyers, age 19 years, enteric fever (buried at Portsmouth)
March 13, Albert Chatfield, 11 months, hydrocephalus
March 23, infant child of Patrick Clark, child 15 months, congestion of the lungs,
April 3, Anne King, 7 weeks, mesenteric diarrhoea
April 5, Robert Wilkinson, 5 weeks, mesentene diarrhoea
April 8, Francis Tracey, 20 years, typhus fever
April 12, Richard Tracey, 20 years, typhus fever
April 17, Michael Fitzgibbon, 18 years typhoid fever
April 22, Thomas Leahy, 14 year, typhoid fever
April 25, Richard Hobson, 21 years, typhoid fever
May 12, Thomas Fisher, 22 years, married, typhoid fever
May 14, Agnes S. Davy, 16 days, M_samition and convulsions
May 19, George Shaw, 32 years, pneumonia
May 12, Michael Hanmnan, malignant scarlet fever
May 29, James Stewart, 24 years, pneumonia.
Thanks to the favourable weather, and the exertions of Mr. Ellis, Captain Holditch, the doctor, and those under their charge, the disembarkation was completed by about 4 p.m. The immigrants appeal now to have good health, and once more on term firma their spirits rose accordingly. The cases under treatment were ported yesterday as well on to convalescence. The Bebington is an iron barque, in her 18th year. She was built in 1859, by Messrs Hic son, of Belfast, and belongs to Messrs. Adamson and Ronaldson of London. She is of specially strong construction, being furnished with heaviest plating than Lloyd's rules require. She was also built under special survey. Her length is 183ft. 4in., breadth of beam 33ft. 1in, and depth of hold 20ft. 4in. She brings a large cargo as per imports, and immigrants numbering 300, as published below, and is consigned to Messrs. Cruickshank and Co.
Alphabetical passenger listing found on the comprehensive Auckland Cities library site was compared with the below transcription. Comments in brackets. Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1840-1885 from newspaper. Trans-Tasman migration not included. Often those in steerage were also not included in the newspaper reports. To obtain a full listing just entered the name of the ship and the year. Try different spelling variations. Also vessel newspaper reference.
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The following is a transcript from the The Daily Southern Cross Tuesday 25th April 1876. The ship was chartered by Shaw Savill Co. The following is a complete list of the emigrants on board the ship Bebington, which sailed from Gravesend on February 11. For Auckland -
Auchinlech John 34 Auchinlech Caroline 33 Auchinlech Ellen 15 Boyers Robert 42 Boyers Faith 37 Boyers Edw. 17 [Library expanded to Edward] Boyers Maria 11 Boyers Mary 9 Boyers Charlotte 7 Boyers Sarah 5 Boyers John 2 Buckton Thomas 35 Buckton Mary 33 Buckton Thomas 13 Buckton Samuel 8 Buckton Sarah 7 Buckton Hester 5 Buckton Henry 4 Chatfield Henry 31 Chatfield Clara 24 Chatfield Henry 3 Chatfield Albert 1 Clarke Patrick 30 Clarke Ellen 27 Clarke Thomas 4 Clarke Michael 2 Clarke Patrick 1 Condon Timothy 38 [check spelling] Condon Margt. 34 Condon H. 15 Condon Mary 13 Condon Thos. 12 Condon Ellen 10 Condon John 8 Condon Bridget 5 Condon Jas 3 Corcoran James 36 Corcoran Johanna 30 Corcoran Ellen 18 Corcoran Honora 16 Corcoran Patrick 14 Corcoran Wm. 12 [Library expanded to William] Corcoran James 5 Corcoran Thos. 1 Cuttle Wm. 26 Cuttle Elizth. 22 Davey Edwin 33 Davey Elisabeth 32 Davey Kate 6 Davey Edwin 4 Davey Nellie 2 Fisher Thomas 29 Fisher Winifred 25 Fisher Johanna 6 Fisher Mary 4 Fisher Michael 2 Fisher Benjamin 1 [Library gives no indication of two families] Flynn Wm. 44 Flynn Ellen 38 Flynn Mary 18 Flynn Honora 18 Flynn Margaret 15 Flynn Ellen 11 Flynn Maurice 39 Flynn Margaret 35 Flynn Daniel 14 Flynn Eliza 12 Flynn Johanna 8 Flynn Margaret 3 Flynn Michael 2 Flynn Patrick 1 Franks Wm. 24 Franks Eleanor 21 Franks James 1 Green Frances 20 Green Patrick 20 Halliman James 44 Halliman Anastasia 38 Halliman Michael 14 Halliman Mary 12 Halliman Kate 11 Healey Thos. 45 Healey Anne 40 Healey Maurice 14 Healey Thos. 12 Healey Maria 10 Irwin Britton 32 Irwin Matilda 26 Irwin Britton 2 Johnson Edwin 32 Johnson Minnie 27 Johnson Kate 6 Johnson Edward 4 Joice Geo. 33 Joice Annie 32 Joice Mary 2 Joice Matthew 30 [to be checked out] Jones Herbert 26 Jones Jane 26 Jones Elizabeth 1 Keep Thomas 39 Keep Jane 40 Keep Thomas 14 Keep Hannah 9 Keep George 6 Keep Lavina 4 Keep Florence 1 King Thomas 31 King Emma 27 Keep William 2 Keep Annie 1 Lock David 23 Lock Hester 27 Lock Henry 1 McCabe Michael 27 [Library does not show age] Mc Cabe Eliza 26 Mc Cabe Mary 3 Mc Cabe Anne 1 McGovern Patrick 27 McGovern Maggie 19 Parrich Mark 25 Parrich Mary 27 Parrich Ellen 6 Parrich Elizabeth 3 Sergeant Charles 31 Sergeant Ann 30 Sergeant Charles 8 Sergeant Ann 5 Simpson Henry 24 Simpson Margaret 23 Stewart George 27 Stewart Ellen 25 Stewart Marian 4 Stewart Elizabeth 1 Symons William 36 Symons Mary 36 Symons Bessie 11 [Missing on Library list] Symons William 4 Symons John 1 Tisdale George 29 Tisdale Elizabeth 28 Wernham William 38 Wernham Sarah 33 Wernham William 4 Wernham Mary 3 Wilkinson Robert 32 Wilkinson Caroline 30 Wilkinson Mary 1 Wilkinson Robert 1 Willis Samuel 31 Willis Mary 21 Willis Sarah 3 Willis Emma 1
Browne William 23 Campbell Angus 30 Chambers Samuel 21 Clements John 20 Cochrane James 28 Conroy Michael 20 Cuthbert Turnbull - Downing B 23 Fitzgibbon M 18 Gilmour John 28 Grosse Wm 22 Hanlahon Pat. 22 [Library has Haulahon] Healey Martin 33 Heath Patrick 19 Hobson Richard 21 Houston James 30 Hughes Richard 22 Kellihis John 29 Kelly Patrick 21 Law George 32 Leatry Wm 16 Leatry Thos 14 Leatry Daniel 11 McAllen Michael 20 McKee Louis 20 McKee Wm. 8 McKinney John 34 McLeod John 33 McNamara M 25 Millard Albert 20 Neylan Patrick 22 Ramsay Hugh 22 Ryan John 31 Ryan Charles 25 Silver Frederick 29 Smyth Joseph 27 Smyth Patrick 20 Stevenson Jeremiah 14 Stewart James 24 Strathern John 25 Stringer Joseph 25 Tourney Arthur 21 Trassey Francis 22 Trassey Richard 20 White Thomas 24 Willey George 23 Willis Brophy Patrick 22 [Library does not show Patrick] Library lists a Turnbull Mr - however Turnbull is the first name of Mr Cuthbert
Bettelheim Fanny 20 Bettelheim Jemima 14 Boardman Mary 7 Bourke Bridget 18 Dugan Catherine 23 Duncan Mary 25 Gilmour Alice 18 Heath Margaret 22 Houlihan Ellen 26 Kelly Honora 20 Kuhy Ann 30 Lampra Harriet 20 Lease Susan 30 Lease Jessie 9 Lynch Margaret 28 McKee Elizabeth 23 Menzies Rachel 23 Moore Madge 23 Mulverhill Mary 20 Munro Mary 20 Murrish Mary 40 Murrish Mary 16 Murrish N. 13 Murrish Annie 12 [Library has this as Anne] Murrish Charlotte 10 Noble Mary 24 O'Donnell Annie 25 Owens Bridget 28 Portch Emma 32 Regan Margaret 28 Shea Margaret 53 Stewart Esther 16 Tabby Ellen 18 Tovey Eliza 15 White Kate 20 Wilson Henrietta 21________________________________________________________
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