Sailed 4 May, 1866 from London. Arrived Lyttelton 18 August 1866. Passage made in 105 days, or 94 land to land. A report regarding the voyage was supplied to the Lyttelton papers by Captain Sellars. "Indeed it has been gale, calm, gale, calm, rolling continually round, flying about round the compass, for the past six weeks." She was a full rigged ship, 937 tons, flying the Shaw, Savill flag. Reference: White Wings Vol. 1 by H. Brett.
CABIN (paying passengers):
Mrs Cardale and two children and Charlotte Druce servant.
Mr I.F. Isaacson
Mr & Mrs Jackson
Mr I. Smith
Mr & Mrs Sydney Smith
Government Assisted Passengers
Anderson Henry 23 M Farm Laborer Tryrone Anderson Martha 21 F Domestic Servant Tyrone Angel Mary 23 F Domestic Servant Wiltshire Atherton Elizabeth 25 F Nursemaid Middlesex Balmer Mary J. 28 F Domestic Servant Down Bassalt Charles 33 M Y Wheelwright Shropshire Bassalt Sarah 31 F Y Beach Mary 27 F Domestic Servant Middlesex Boyle Calhe 26 F Domestic Servant Donegal Broderick Mary 20 F Dairy Maid Galway Brown Isabella 20 F Domestic Servant Tyrone Brown Letitia J. 20 F Domestic Servant Berkshire Connell Ellen 22 F Farm Servant Galway Connell Honor 20 F Farm Servant Galway Crisp Mary A.E. 38 F Nurse (Matron) Middlesex Dempsey Nancy 19 F Domestic Servant Antrim Devoy Margaret 23 F Domestic Servant Wicklow Duggan Honor 19 F Dairy Maid Galway Duggan Sarah 20 F Farm Servant Galway Dunlop Isabella 26 F Domestic Servant Down Dunlop Martha 24 F Domestic Servant Down Easby Caroline A. 22 F Y Easby Richard 24 M Y Painter Staffordshire Eason Mary 19 F Domestic Servant Worcestershire Edworthy Eunica 24 F Y Edworthy John 28 M Y Shepherd Devonshire English Ann 24 F Farm Servant Down Fernsell Alfred 40 M Y Laborer Wiltshire Fernsell George 28 M Laborer Wiltshire Fernsell Harriet 32 F Domestic Servant Wiltshire Fernsell Sarah 32 F Y Fitzpatrick Mag. A. 17 F Domestic Servant Tyrone Fitzpatrick Thomas 19 M Farm Laborer Tyrone Flynn Honor 18 F Domestic Servant Galway Flynn James 20 M Farm Laborer Galway Flynn Margaret 20 F Domestic Servant Galway Foster Charlotte 22 F Domestic Servant Staffordshire Frances Honor 22 F Dairy Maid Galway Francis Cathe 20 F Dairy Maid Galway Francis Cathe 19 F Dairy Maid Galway Francis Ellen 16 F Dairy Maid Galway Francis Mary 23 F Dairy Maid Galway Galbraith Jane 25 F Cook Donegal Galbraith Margaret 20 F Nurse Donegal Galbrath Andrew 27 M Farm Laborer Donegal Gaway Mary 17 F Domestic Servant Mayo Gibson Hamilton 22 M Farm Laborer Down Gillespie Alexander 27 M Farm Labourer Derry Gillespie Robert 22 M Laborer Derry Gold Margaret 20 F Domestic Servant Down Gough Annie 22 F Domestic Servant Tyrone Goulding Amelia 20 F Domestic Servant Middlesex Green Emma 22 F Domestic Servant Surrey Green Sarah 30 F Domestic Servant Cheshire Hamilton Elizabeth 21 F Domestic Servant Dongal Hanna Alice 24 F Domestic Servant Fermanagh Hanna Isabella 19 F Domestic Servant Fermanagh Hazard Matilda 28 F Domestic Servant Pembrokeshire Hellyer Mary 25 F Domestic Servant Devonshire Hill Emma 26 F Domestic Servant Staffordshire Hobbs Annie 16 F Domestic Servant Mounouth Hobson William Jno.23 M Laborer Antrim Hodgat Albert 20 M Blacksmith Essex Holland Royal 19 F Domestic Servant Kent Huddy William 21 M Farm Laborer Cornwall Hutchinson Mary J. 17 F Domestic Servant Kent Jamieson Jane 20 F Domestic Servant Edinburgh Keiffe Ellen 24 F Domestic Servant Kildare Knight Ann 21 F Domestic Servant Kent Luirlaw Annie 23 F Domestic Servant Cork Mahon Margaret 22 F Domestic Servant Roscommon Malone Bridget 20 F Domestic Servant Clare Malone Honora 18 F Domestic Servant Clare Marshall Isabella 21 F Domestic Servant Tyrone Martin Mary A. 24 F Domestic Servant Devonshire McClintock Alexander 16 M Laborer Donegal McClintock Martha 43 F Y 3 McClintock Mary 19 F Nurse Donegal McClintock Matidla 21 F Dairy Maid Donegal McClintock Walter 45 M Y 3 Laborer Donegal McCloy Susannah 22 F Domestic Servant Antrim McGuire Mary 30 F Dressmaker Cavan McHugh Ann 27 F Dressmaker Galway McHugh Cathe. 25 F Domestic Servant Galway McKee Mary 18 F Domestic Servant Antrim McKenzie Duncan 3 M Argyleshire McKenzie Mary 27 F 1 Domestic Servant Argyleshire McLeod Flora 22 F Domestic Servant Suverneslhe McWilliams Jane 19 F Domestic Servant Carlow Morley Maria A. 17 F Domestic Servant Surrey Mufson Robert 26 M Farm Laborer Nottinghamshire Murland Margaret R. 20 F Domestic Servant Down Murphy Ellen 22 F Dairy Maid Galway Myerhoff Anna 25 F Dairymaid Germany Nancarrow Ellen 23 F Y 1 Nancarrow James 26 M Y 1 Laborer Cornwall Nancarrow James P. 10mos M Naueasson Michael 22 M Blacksmith Cornwall O'Neil Timothy 21 M Laborer Clare Pairsell Ann 29 F Y Pairsell Geo. R. 29 M Y Miller Suffolk Palmer William 23 M Farm Laborer Somersetshire Patrick Alexander 11 M Patrick John 24 M Slater Ayrshire Pepper Benjamin 26 M Y 3 Saddler Yorkshire Pepper Edward Rob. 2mos M Pepper Jnr. Wm. 2 M Pepper Mary 21 F Y 3 Pipe Alice 19 F Domestic Servant Suffolk Price Mary 27 F Fermanagh Reed Ellen 25 F Domestic Servant Surrey Rocke Maria 25 F Domestic Servant Wexford Ross William 22 M Farm Laborer Ross-shire Sawtell Emma 26 F Shop woman Somersetshire Schubert Mary 20 F Domestic Servant Germany Seabrook Anne 30 F Domestic Servant Wexford Sharp Mary I. 24 F Domestic Servant Somersetshire Sheperd Fanny E. 20 F Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Silk Ellen 20 F Dairy Maid Galway Slattery Honora 20 F Domestic Servant Tipperary Smith Alice 20 F Domestic Servant Suffolk Smyth Marlow 21 F Domestic Servant Carlow Stephens Martha 18 F Domestic Servant Pembrokeshire Stocks Mary 21 F Cotton Worker Yorkshire Thompson Flora 19 F Domestic Servant Down Todd Margaret 18 F Domestic Servant Antrim Tubman Eliza J. 10mos F Tubman Elizabeth 30 F Y 3 Tubman Robert 37 M Y 3 Farm Laborer Fermanagh Tubman Robert 2 M Tubman Thomas 4 M Watson Jas. 25 M Farm Laborer Aberdeen Welch Ellen 21 F Cook Cork Wilkie Ann 21 F Domestic Servant Donegal Wilkie Jane 20 F Cook Donegal Wilson Elizabeth 20 F Domestic Servant Middlesex
Y = spouse
# = children
Summary Married Couples and Children 19� Single Men 19� Single Women 94� Total 133�
Reference: Canterbury Association (London, England) Lyttelton shipping list [microform 35 cm]. Published: Salt Lake City, Utah : Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, 1973. Copy of passenger lists of some Canterbury Association emigrant ships, 1850-1866, held in the Canterbury Museum. Available on microfilm at Family History Centres worldwide through their loan programme.
Mr Georgey Sydney and Alice Elizabeth Smith were paying passengers on the ship together with their baby son Denton Sydney, who died at sea on the 16th May 1866. A newspaper report given by Captain Sellars to a reporter of an account of the voyage which also mentions the baby dying of dysentary and being buried the same day. Confirmation also comes from a diary written of the voyage by George and another account of the voyage written by Alice and an item from "Early Shipping Days" Vol. 3 p 14 - 15 listing all passengers, paying as well as Government Immigrants. Information on the Smith family courtesy of Noreen. If you have a great great grandaughter. Please contact Noreen if you would like addition information on the Smith family or have information to share. Thanks. Posted 26 January 2003.
"The Bombay left Gravesend at 8 o'clock on the morning of November 26th, 1864 with a total of 386 passengers and arrived in Auckland on 18th March 1865. Ian Rawnsley has offered to do lookups from William G M Heerdegen's book The Green Hill. History of the pioneers of Bombay and the ship which gave the settlement its name. "There was another ship bearing the same name Bombay, a boat of 400 tons register, which has no connection with her namesake. She arrived at Nelson on December 14th 1842 under Captain Moore after a very wearing passage of 135 days." Reference: The Green Hill.
The Bombay of the Shaw Saville & Albion Line made four voyages to New Zealand Sailed Arrived Destination Days Captain June 17 1862 Sep 9 1862 Port Chalmers 84 Sellars Aug 26 1863 Dec 8 1863 Auckland 104 Sellars Nov 26 1864 Mar 18 1865 Auckland 112 Sellars May 5 1866 Aug 18 1866 Lyttelton 105 Sellars
Mary Beach was born on the 5 July 1837 in Laleham, Middlesex, England. Her father was William Beach, born around 1803 in Staines, Middlesex. His occupation was that of an agricultural Labourer and Church Sexton at Staines Parish Church Saint Mary's. Mary's mother was Sophia Beach (nee Hutchings), born Moulsey, Surrey. Mary was one of 13 children. Her last known address (to me at present), according to the 1851 Census was: 166 Southside of London Road, Staines.
The information I have of Mary's life in New Zealand comes from a total of six letters (the originals are in the keeping of my aunt.) which she sent to her brother Richard's (my Great Grandfather) wife, Amy. The letters were written between 1910 to 1913. The last letter, which is actually an additional seventh letter was written by her husband, a Mr. James R. Sutton, dated 30 June 1913.
Mary lived at number 189 Kilmore Street, Christchurch. According to the letter dated 11 January 1910, the numbers in that street were altered, so records before that date would show she lived at another number in that street. The freehold of the house was owned by Mary herself, her occupation is not known to me, one of the letters states the house was built by James Sutton but the house was 'Settled upon' Mary. It would appear that Mary had only been married for approximately the last 20 years of her life. Mary died around 1912/13.
Mary states that the main bulk of her expenditure was made on two trips back to England. The second trip was made in 1909, I know this as Mary's first letter dated 19 January 1910 gives a description of her saying goodbye to relatives prior to embarkation. On that second trip she brought with her a female called Gracie. It is not known if Gracie was her daughter, but from the letters it is evident that Gracie was Henry Sutton's daughter. My grandmother told me in order to ensure Mary's money was safe during her passage to England she sewed her gold sovereigns into the hemlines of her skirts.
Mary mentions that another of the Beach family came out to New Zealand. Jennie Beach (not positively identified by me yet), for some reason Jennie changed her first name to Alice. She married a 'rouseabout' who lived about '34 miles from Christchurch and 6 miles from the station' and took the married name of 'Duke'. Please contact Rob Beach if you have any further information on Mary. Posted Oct 11, 2000. The edited letters below are courtesy of Rob. The entire letters give insight into the hardships of the 1910s.
"January 19 1910
My dear sister,
I may say it is such a long way out here that is the drawback to New Zealand the distance tell Harry he must excuse us not saying goodbye for the crowd was so great and it was pouring with rain that I lost them altogether and did not say goodbye to any of them the people were crowding and they called out only those who were passengers were to go up a certain platform it made such confusion everyone was up that platform and there was a crowd they all had to come back and that was were we lost them and it did rain heavy just then However we arrived home safe on 27 of July ....
...we have always been thrifty and industrious and when I came out here first I saved my wages and bought a piece of ground and had a house built and let it and we have it clean and no rent to pay and Mr. Sutton has never drank but always been steady the extent of my spending has been my two trips to England .... There has been a lot of people come out here the most of them seems to have left Christchurch I expect they are gone into the country it is rougher they do not like the country they all want to stay in town there is no work in the towns for nearly a thousand they must rough it as we have all done that came here in the early days myself amongst the rest and had to work like ni.....
...Alice now she said that was her name is married she said she was the pet of the ship when she came out and was engaged to one of the employees of the vessel and was going to be married at once I told her Mr. Sutton nor myself did not think very much of it a man she had only known a few weeks and very likely a married man there are plenty of girls get taken in that way by these stewards on the vessel and when they arrive here they marry live with then for a few days then leave them so she said she didnt care took a situation as a cook but however he never turned up after arrival she got 1 pound a week she is very industrious and makes the most of every minute of time with her needle I think she will make a good wife, then she got a situation up country and then married the rouseabout is was whilst we were away on the farm I think she could have done better if she had only have waited she could have done better if she had only waited for a time for she is a good worker ad quick he gets 6 shillings a day and has 2 rooms to live in I have not seen him it is about 34 miles from Christchurch and 6 miles from the station.
From your affth sister Mary."
..they are going to bring out boys from England to work on the farms 50 came in a few weeks ago the youngest was 16 years it is nearly all farm work and cattle raising I have never been on a farm I was always at a disadvantage coming out here alone I never made any friends it always seems to me you cannot trust anyone until I met Mr Sutton ... Gracie was a naughty girl to leave me in the way she did I was so thankful when she got married she comes in now and again it is a poor looking home she has though the rent is 10 shillings a week and over two miles out of town ...
From your loving
Sister Mary. "
..we do not want much there are plenty of housekeepers wanted no objection to one or 2 children so if you want to run away I think you could get an assisted passage and not much trouble to get a billet when you arrive then you could gratify your whim to take a peep at me but you will also have to work if Dick was 40 years younger then he could come but I think he had better wait for that old age pension they have an old age pension out here but you must have been out here so long before you would get it so do not think of getting this out here.
I must now close this rubbish
With my love to all from your loving sister
June 30th 1913 189 Kilmore Street
I received your letter. We are now in the middle of winter so far it has been fine hard sharp frosts July and August are usually our worst months, but of course with us the days are getting longer.
I have made up my mind to pay a visit to England leaving here about next march so perhaps I will be giving you a call I shall put up the house for sale in September and I will go and board somewhere until I leave for England the house is too large for me by myself and when I come back I will get a smaller one. I am glad to hear you are all well I am in the best of health myself. I think the colder weather agrees with me. With kind love to you all.
James R Sutton
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