Southern Cross - Nov. 23 1875
The Brodick Castle, ship, from London, commandeered by Captain Thyne, may be looked for shortly, she brings 245 immigrants, under charge of Dr. Cleghorn.
The Brodick Castle arrived on March 23. She left London on the 7th October. Her delay has been owing to having been disabled off the Bay of Biscay, compelling her to return in tow of a steamer, and she was taken into Plymouth to refit. She left again on the 14th December for Auckland, and she has consequently made the passage in 99 days. The Brodick Castle is a new ship of 1,775 tons, is a fine specimen of marine architecture, belonging to the Castle Line of Messrs. Skinner and Co., by whom the barque Edinburgh Castle, now in this port is also owned. She is consigned to Messrs. Cruickshank and Co. There are in all equal to 239 statute adults on board, consisting of 269 persons. The Health Officer, after a searching inspection, admitted the vessel to pratique.
Southern Cross - March 25 1876 & April 8 1876
Dr Cleghorn (formerly of the Waimate) had charge of the immigrants. They appeared clean and healthy, and had, moreover, a look of suitability about them. All hands speak favourably of the doctor's skill, kindness and attention.
The deaths were as follows, viz:-
December 30, 1875, J. McGrath, 5 months, consumption;
February 22, 1876, Ellen McGrath, 7 months, consumption;
January 12, 1876, Hannah Wilson, 33 years, single, rheumatic fever.
(Ellen and John McGrath were twins who died on board)
The passage has not been uneventful. The captain has had to contend with opposition from a part of the crew, and appears to have exercised a commendable spirit of forbearance. Those of the crew, however, that persisted during the voyage in behaving mutinously were given in charge of the Water Police as soon as the anchor was let go.
Captain Thyne reports having taken departure from Plymouth on the 14th December last, with moderate S.S.E winds. Caught the N.E. trades in lat. 19� north and long. 28� west, on the 5th January. These were carried as far as 2� north, but proved very light. The equator was crossed on the 13th January, 31 days out. Fell in with the S.E. trades immediately after losing the N.E. They proved moderate, and bore the vessel as far as 27� S. Light winds and fine weather were experienced to the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope, which was crossed on the 12th February. Here the vessel was becalmed for nearly a whole week, and whilst in this quarter a large four masted steamer, which was taken to be the Zealandia, passed. Moderate breezes were again experienced on running down the eastings, which was accomplished in about 52 S. lat. The Three Kings were not sighted, but Cape Maria Van Diemen was made at 2 a.m. on Thursday last. Down the coast a strong S.W. gale accompanied with heavy squalls was experienced. Passed the ship Sailsbury outward bound off Tiritiri, on Thursday. On the 17th January spoke the ship Patriarch, Captain Payne, of Aberdeen, in lat. 9� 41. south and long 35 W bound from London to Melbourne. Amongst the incidents of the voyage may be mentioned the following extracts from the official log-book, under date 25th December, 1875:- At noon to-day a vessel was seen on the port bow on her beam ends. Steered close under her stern to render assistance. Found her to be abandoned. Her name was the Sparkenhoe, of Dublin; all masts standing except mizentopgallantmast lower maintopsail set. The hull looked quite fresh. All the starboard bulwarks were in the water. Seeing no-one on board, and having immigrants, did not think I would be justified in taking charge of her, which could easily have been done. In two days she could not fail to reach Madeira herself. On the same day the crew were ordered to send aloft the topgallant yards, which had not been sent up before, at the request of the Plymouth Immigration Officer. This order the crew refused to carry out, at the instigation of a couple of ringleaders, and, for the sake of peace and good order, the work was effected by the officers of the ship. She brings the following passengers:
First Class: (at least 23) Clarke Mr Charles Clarke Mrs Maratha Cleghorn Mr Hamilton Mr George M Harbutt Mr Thomas and family (9) McKechnie Miss E. Mossop Miss Harriet L. (married the surgeon Dr George Cleghorn Sept. 7 1877) Mitchell Frank and family Mitchell Mrs W.L. Mitchell Marian Herbert Mr Thomas and family Skelton Miss
Atkin Enoch 36 Atkin Eliza 30 Atkin Enoch 9 Atkin Annie 7 Atkin Elizabeth 4 Atkin Alfred infant Bateman James 43 Bateman Mary 41 Bateman Elizabeth 10 Batty James 38 Batty Alice 32 Batty Walter 10 Batty Gerald 1 Bourke Patrick 29 Bourke Elizabeth 29 Bourke Bernard 4 Bourke John 2 Bourke Winifred infant Bryan Robert 46 Bryan Margaret 43 Bryan Grace 10 Bryan Margaret 8 Clements David 33 Clements Annie 28 Coad William 40 Coad Catherine 37 Coad Samuel 7 Coad Sarah 4 Coad Albert 1 Creamer George 35 Creamer Charlotte 33 Creamer Sydney 5 Crook Thomas 33 Crook Rachael 38 Crook Flora 10 Crook Annie 8 Crook Edwin 7 Crook Alfred 6 Donnelly John 22 Donnelly Eliza 21 Dorrington Thomas 28 Dorrington Emma 24 Dorrington Alice ? Gannon James 25 Gannon Maria 22 Haughton Joseph 27 Haughton Mary 18 Haughton George 1 Hay Frank 26 Hay Mary 21 Hayston Mr 26 Hayston Elizabeth 29 Hayston Fletcher 1 Hayston Hannah infant Hunter James 29 Hunter Marcella 24 Hunter William 1 Jones Thomas 29 Jones Anne 33 Jones Margaret 7 Knight Walter 24 Knight Elizabeth 21 Knight Walter 1 Larney Nicholas 32 Larney Margaret 32 Larney Maria 8 Larney Margaret 6 Larney Kate 4 Larney Anne 1 Luscombe Philip 26 Luscombe Kate 26 Mankleton William 51 Mankleton Arabella 44 Mankleton Thomas 10 Mankleton Sydney 8 Mankleton Arabella 8 Massey Edward 43 Massey Elizabeth 36 McGrath Nicholas 40 McGrath Ellen 30 McGrath Daniel 5 McGrath James 3 McGrath Ellen infant McGrath John infant Messenger Mark 25 Messenger Ellen 25 Messenger Alice 6 Montague John 38 Montague Eliza 39 Montague Emma 10 Montague Esther 7 Morrow David 30 Morrow Ellen 25 Morrow Elizabeth 5 Morrow William 1 Newbold John 33 Newbold Mary 25 O'Brien William 39 O'Brien Sarah 38 O'Brien Amy 2 O'Brien Sarah 5 O'Brien Mary 2 Preece Henry 33 Preece Emma 33 Rae John 21 Rae Emily 20 Regan John 32 Regan Mary 26 Smith Charles 25 Smith Mary 28 Spinley John 40 Spinley Ann 39 Spinley John 10 Spinley William 7 Spinley George 5 Spinley Robert 1 Tait John 33 Tait Janet 32 Tait John 9 Tait Francis 7 Tait Janet 2 Tregoning John 31 Tregoning Elizabeth 28 Tregoning John 1 Truscott Edward 44 Truscott Mary 43 Truscott Elizabeth 7 Truscott Anthony 5 Webb John 33 Webb Betsy 32 Webb Emily 9 White Patrick 30 White Honorah 28 White Thomas 6 White Anne 3 White Patrick 1 Wilson William 58 Wilson Sarah 56 Wilson Sarah 5
Single men: Ahearne John 23 Barton William 22 Bateman Robert 15 Bennet William 18 Berry Henry 25 Brown Edward 24 Bryan William 16 Bucknell Thomas 20 Butler Michael 28 Cable James 18 Coad William 19 Coad John 18 Collins William 21 Condan William 22 Connell Patrick 19 Connor Michael 22 Cox John 23 Cronin Bartholomew 29 Daly James 21 Deasy Hugh 19 Deasy Thomas 18 Dowling Patrick 22 Edwards Edward 34 Flack William J 19 Galloway Alexander 18 Grange Joshua 26 Gray Samuel 22 Harkness Thomas 15 Harman Edward 19 Henderson Colin 29 Horgan Thomas 24 Hyde George 32 Jones George 13 Keating Martin 21 Kenny James 22 Lewis Richard 28 Lewis John D 28 Looney Michael 28 Lyons Dennis 21 Mankleton John 13 Mankleton George 14 Mankleton Montague 13 Manwell Charles 23 Massey Robert 15 Massey James 13 McCabe John 24 McGrath Michael 13 McNamara Thomas 39 McPherson Archibald 21 Mortimer Frederick 17 Noye Joseph 19 O'Brien James 18 O'Brien Patrick 15 O'Callaghan Denis 23 O'Callaghan John 20 Pattie David 32 Prenter Thomas 17 Remnan Alfred 26 Reynolds Edmund 19 Rouse Francis 21 Rouse Christopher 26 Ryan John 30 Saumens William 21 Shea John 18 Simmons John 19 Smith John 24 Smith Samuel 20 Spinley Joseph 13 Stack John 25 Stuart Andrew 22 Sullivan Maurice 27 Sweeney Michael 19 Tong Samuel 26 Truscott John 14 Welford George 19 Whittenbury William 27 Wilkinson Charles 23 Wilkinson Jonathan 17 Williams Lewis 35 Wilson Charles 22 Wilson William 19 Wilson Henry 14 Wooley James 24
Single Women: Appleton Caroline 26 Bateman Mary 17 Bateman Christine 13 Bell Elizabeth 20 Brody Margaret 20 Bryan Mary 18 Bryan Harriet 12 Clark Caroline 27 Colgan Mary A 17 Connell Annie 22 Cox Sarah 20 Crook Amy 18 Crook Emma 16 Donnoghey Ellen 28 Driscoll Mary 21 Driscoll Mary 17 Fletcher Martha 23 Gleeson Mary 17 Halford Hannah 29 Haydon Elizabeth 19 Healy Mary 18 Johnstone Francis 27 Knight Frances 29 Kroplein Frieda 21 Laurenson Isabella 20 Lemon Elizabeth 30 Lennard Margaret 21 Lennord Catherine 20 McGrath Bridget 15 McGrath Margaret 12 McMullen Matilda 17 Montague Mary 16 Moore Mary 6 Mulviney Agnes 28 O'Brien Annie 13 O'Neill Mary 20 Power Margaret 22 Reeves Emily 21 Shea Mary 19 Sparshott Elizabeth 28 Sprilly Sarah 18 Sprilly Elizabeth 12 Thompson Gertrude 4 Truscott Polly 12 Wilson Hannah 32
Southern Cross Saturday 15 April 1876 page 2
The ship Brodick Castle flew her ensign at half-mast yesterday as a mark of respect to the memory of Mr Charles Clarke, who came out in the vessel as a passenger, and died of consumption on Thursday last.
Clarke- On April 13, at the residence of Mr W. Ewen, of consumption, Charles, fourth son of the late George Clarke, Esq., of Lang Sutton (?Long Sutton), Lincolnshire. The funeral will leave Park Road at 3.30 p.m. today (Saturday), the 15th instant.
Timaru Herald Saturday 25 March 1876
Auckland, Friday evening
Arrived - Brodick Castle, 99 days out from Plymouth, with 270 adults. Two children and one women died during the voyage. There were several births. A fine passage was experienced, but very high winds prevailed. All the passengers are well. The Captain of the Brodick Castle reports passing the ship Sparkenhoe, of Dublin, off Madeira, abandoned, and boats all gone.
Southern Cross Saturday 25 March 1876 Imports - March 24
Per Brodick Castle, ship, from London; Winks and Hall.
6 cases iron bedsteads
4 bales mates
4 cases sundaries
4 bales carpets
2 cases glasses
3 cases sundries
Per Brodick Castle, ship, from London; E. Port and Co.
110 bundles hoop iron
124 bars and bundles iron
42 bundles galvanised hoop iron
6 casks castings
2 packages castings
1 cask tool
1 cask saws
Per Brodick Castle, ship, from London; Owen and Graham
25 qr-casks ginger wine
10 qr. casks and 200 cases Hennessy's brandy,
200 bags salt (fine and coarse)
30 package's oilmen's stores
200 cases Blood's stout
and a number pf packages drapery.
Ship "Brodick Castle" AJHR 1876 Section H26 page 17 Return of Wrecks Date of Casualty : 24 Mar 1876 Name of Master : James THYNE Age of Vessel : 1 year, A1 at Lloyd's Rig : Ship Register Tonnage : 1785 Number of Crew : 55 Number of Passengers : 282 Nature of Cargo : General Nature of Casualty : Stranded; partial loss Place of Accident : Shoal off Bean Rock, Auckland Harbour Wind Direction : NW to W Wind Force : Fresh Finding of Court of Inquiry: Pilot in charge sole cause of casualty.
Passenger totals differ: Our count: 290 (267 immigrants plus 23 cabin passengers) AJHR 1876: 282 Southern Cross from Nov. 1875: 266 (245 immigrants plus 21 cabin passengers) Southern Cross from Apr. 1875: 269 persons Auckland Cities Library site : 281 (includes the cabin passengers)
Southern Cross 8 April 1876
The Brodick Castle has exercised dispatch in turning out her cargo, and has now only a quantity of railway iron to deliver. As soon as this is discharged she leaves for Newcastle, to load coal for California, and thence home with a grain cargo.
The Marlborough Express Sept. 12 1877 pg 5 Marriage
Cleghorn - Mossop - On Set. 8 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Picton, by the Ven. Archdeacon Butt, George Cleghorn, M.R.C.S., England, of Blenheim, to Harriet Louisa, eldest daughter of Charles Mossop, Esq., Chelcea, England.
The alphabetical passenger listing can be found on the comprehensive Auckland Cities library site. 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. The AKL City Library site lists 281 passengers and that includes the first cabin passengers.
Transcribed by Joan N. - June 2006.