From the "Lyttelton Times,"
December 3, 1863
Arrived - November 30, Pekin barque, 530 tons, Griffiths, from London. Passengers
Chillwell, Mr Charles
Francis, Mr Wilson
Pole, James P.
Pole, Richard, P.
Simmonds, Mrs J.
Simmonds, Mr George
On Tuesday evening the barque Pekin arrived, after a voyage of 126 days from London. The tedious passage experienced by Captain Griffiths is to be accounted for in a great measure to a succession of adverse weather north of the line, which was not crossed till September 16, having left the docks on July 26 and the Downs on the 29th. Altogether the voyage has been agreeable to the people on board so far as the weather was concerned, after crossing the equator the ship completed the voyage in 75 days, certainly a long time, but not so much so, taking into consideration that nearly all the ships are making long passages this year to the southern hemisphere, The ships Bahia and Brother's Pride are now out some days longer than the Pekin, and are looked for hourly with a change of wind from the S.W.
From the "Lyttelton Times,"
December 8, 1863
Arrival of the ships Bahia and Brother's Pride. During the whole of yesterday the signals on the flagstaff at Diamond Harbour announced two vessels in sight. They were seen in offing on Sunday evening towards dusk. Early on Monday morning Captain Sproul left with his man, and on boarding the Bahia, and on enquiry made out the other to be the Brother's Pride, both from London. They left at the latter end of July, about the 22nd and 23rd. The Bahia was seven weeks in getting to the line, and was there becalmed. The Brother's Pride met with similar drawbacks and, in addition, has had to put into the Cape for medical and other necessaries. the circumstances will, to some extent, account for their non-appearance earlier. The Bahia is anchored off Port Levy Heads, and the other some distance to the north of Godley Head. Captain Sproul is on board the Bahia; all her passengers are well. It is not intended to bring her to the anchorage till the S. W. gale moderates.
From the "Lyttelton Times,"
December 10, 1863
Arrived- December 7, Bahia, ship, 66 tons, LeFarm, from London.
Mr and Mrs Innes
Misses Thomson (2)
Mrs and Miss Warren
Mr and Mrs Dodd and two children
Mr and Mrs Rose
Mr and Mrs Ros_
Mr and Mrs Scarombe
Messers. Moffat, Cambridge, Smith, and two others
The Bahia sailed from the Downs on July 26, having light winds down the Channel and baffling ones to the line, which she crossed in September 19. In working down the trade to the Cape she met with little success. After reaching the longitude of Van Dieman's Land she met with heavy gales. The whole of her passengers are in good health. Her freight list includes cargo of about 90 tons.
From the "Lyttelton Times," December 8, 1863
Total souls: 371 Deaths :
Including 69 from England, 48 from Scotland, 3 from Ireland, being a total of 120 males of the age 15 years and upwards. Columns represent: surname, first name, age, spouse present, # children, occupation, origin and remarks
Compare : ISTG Brothers Pride The passenger list was printed in The Lyttelton Times on the 8th than again on the 10th so this accounts for some of the variation in the surname spelling. e.g. Bewton / Banton, Beel / Bell, M'Lennan / McTennan. The total cost of passage money to the Provincial Government for the majority each single man and woman was �13 and 6 shillings.
Abbot Jane 19 Dressmaker Middlesex Anderson Andrew y 1 Farm Laborer Shetland Anderson John Farm Laborer Shetland Anderson John Ploughman Lanarkshire Anderson Margaret 21 Dairywoman Shetland Died on voyage Angus Isabella Jane 29 Domestic Servant Aberdeenshire Isabella M. Austin William 22 Farm Laborer Yorkshire Aylward Martha B. 36 Domestic Servant Waterford Aylward Mary Ann 11 Waterford Aylward Martha 7 Waterford Aylward Richard 13 Waterford Aylward William 9 Waterford Bailey Samuel y 7 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Baker Thomas Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Baker Walter y Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Baylis James y 4 Farm Laborer Herefordshire Baylis Sarah 17 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Baylis Thomas Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Beaman Clara 17 Domestic Servant Salop Bell Isaac Farm Laborer Lincolnshire Benfield Elizabeth A. 34 Needlewoman Gloucestershire Married Williams. Bennfield orginal passenger list Benfield Henry Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Benfield William 14 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Bennfield Amos 10 with Elizabeth A. and William Bennfield Richard 7 with Elizabeth A. and William Bewton Henry Y 1 Farm Laborer Cheshire Birch John y 5 Mason Cornwall Bonnett Henry y 2 Mason Suffolk Brassington Wm. y 2 Mason Notts Brooks Wm. y 2 Farm Laborer Cheshire Brown Janet 25 Dairywoman Lanarkshire Died on voyage Brown John y 4 Farm Laborer Fifeshire Burnett Alexander 20 Farm Laborer Aberdeenshire Byers James 27 Carpenter Dumfrieshire Campbell John y Shepherd Sutherland Campbell Malcolm 27 Ploughman Inverness Carter William y 4 Farm Laborer Cornwall Chester Geroge y 1 Farm Laborer Cornwall Cole Charles y 4 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Collett John y 6 Carpenter Worcestershire Crawley Cornelius y 6 Carpenter Middlesex Crichton Thomas 18 Ploughman Perthshire Crosbie Andrew y 3 Farm Laborer Dumfrieshire Cumming John 21 Ploughman Fifeshire Cutler George Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Dunlop David y 1 Ploughman Ayrshire Eaton Frances 28 Domestic Servant Lancashire Died on the voyage Eaton Harriet 21 Dressmaker Worcestershire Eaton John Gardener Worcestershire Eaton Joseph Gardener Worcestershire Edmonds George y 2 Farm Laborer Kent Edwards Eli Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Everett William y 3 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Ferguson Peter Ploughman Kircudbrightshire Foden James Farm Laborer Lancashire Fraser John Ploughman Rosshire Fraser William 27 Ploughman Rosshire Garvan Annie 23 Domestic Servant Aryshire Granger Matthew B. y 2 Farrier Yorkshire Gray John 22 Ploughman Rosshire Grundy Annie 13 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Grundy Elizabeth 19 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Grundy John Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Grundy John y 4 Farm Laborer Monmouthshire Grundy Sarah 17 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Died on voyage Grundy Water Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Gunn Johann 28 Domestic Servant Sutherland Gunn Richard y Farm Laborer Cornwall Gunn William 25 Farm Laborer Sutherland Hanson John E. Farm Laborer Yorkshire Hathaway David y 2 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Hathaway George y 3 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Hathaway George Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Hathaway Mary Ann 16 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Hathaway Sarah 14 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Hathway Wm. Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Hawkins George y 3 Gloucestershire Hay James Farm Laborer Shetland Helem Janet 19 Domestic Servant Roxburgshire Helem Geroge y 4 Shepherd Sutherland Howell Thomas Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Irvine Wm. y 4 Farm Laborer Johnson Isaac Farm Laborer Yorkshire Johnston James y 4 Shepherd Roxburghshire Johnstone George 16 Farm Laborer Down Johnston on passenger list Jowett Hannah Domestic Servant Yorkshire Jowett John y Farm Laborer Yorkshire Jowett Nathan Farm Laborer Yorkshire Keith Mary 23 Tailoress Argyleshire King Georgiana 14 Domestic Servant Suffolk King Powell Thos. y 3 Farm Laborer Suffolk Kirk Henry 20 Farm Laborer Lancashire Lloyd Emanuel Farm Laborer Somersetshire Lloyd Thomas Farm Laborer Somersetshire Magnus John Farm Laborer Shetland Mason John y Ploughman Lanarkshire McConnell John Shepherd Kircudbrightshire McKay Robert y 1 Shepherd Sutherland McKay Alex y 1 Farm Laborer Caithness McKenzie Alex. Farm Laborer Rosshire McKenzie Alexander 24 Farm Laborer Rosshire McLaughlan Archibald y School Master Denbighshire Schoolmaster and Matron to the Ship McLennan Duncan y Farm Laborer Morayshire ?McTennan McMillan Ewan 28 Farm Laborer Inverness McMillan John y 3 Farm Laborer Lanarkshire McMillan John 31 Ploughman Inverness McMillian Donald y Shepherd Sutherland McWilliam Jane 21 Dairywoman Aberdeenshire Meines Jane F. 18 Domestic Servant Surrey Mewes on passenger list Middlemas John Farm Laborer Yorkshire Moffatt Elizabeth 18 Domestic Servant Dumfrieshire Moffatt Mary 23 Domestic Servant Dumfrieshire Monro Robert y Shepherd Sutherland Moore Colin 22 Ploughman Inverness Morbury Peter y 1 Farm Laborer Lancashire Morton James 20 Ploughman Fifeshire Munro Andrina 19 Domestic Servant Sutherland Murphy Elizabeth 20 Domestic Servant Middlesex Nicholls Henry y 1 Farm Laborer Cornwall O'Neill John 28 Farm Laborer Armagh Odgers James y 1 Carpenter Cornwall Pebbles Andrew 22 Farm Laborer Perthshire Petherick Wm. y Farm Laborer Cornwall Pouncey Susan Domestic Servant Middlesex Pound Ebenezer Farm Laborer Staffordshire Powell Joseph y 4 Farm Laborer Herefordshire Powell Richard y 1 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Protheroe John Blacksmith Herts Protheroe Wm. Farm Laborer Herts Reid James 24 Carpenter Aberdeen Richards George Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Risser John y 1 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Round Amelia 13 Domestic Servant Staffordshire Round Elijah y 4 Farm Labourer Staffordshire Round Emma 15 Domestic Servant Staffordshire Scott Andrew y 1 Carpenter Roxburgh Scott Louisa 28 Domestic Servant Notts Scramshaw Henry y 2 Carpenter Notts Shelton Isaac Farm Laborer Notts Smith Christina 17 Domestic Servant Aberdeenshire Sparkes Wm. y 5 Carpenter Middlesex Stout Catherine 27 Dairywoman Shetland Stout Helen 19 Dairywoman Shetland Stout Inga 57 Domestic Servant Shetland In single women Stout Margaret 34 Dairywoman Shetland Died on the voyage Stout Mary M. 21 Dairywoman Shetland Stout Wm. y Farm Laborer Sutherland Ann 23 Domestic Servant Sutherland Tait James 26 Farm Laborer Perthshire Thomas Matthew y 1 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Thomas Wm. Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Thomson Peter Farm Laborer Aberdeenshire Torrens James Farm Laborer Peebleshire Tulloch John 19 Farm Laborer Shetland Tulloch Magnus 55 Farm Laborer Shetland Tulloch Elizabeth 26 Dairywoman Shetland Tulloch Margaret 11 Dairywoman Shetland Tulloch William 18 Farm Laborer Shetland Twigg Absalom y Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Voyce George y 2 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Voyce James Y Carpenter Gloucester Wallace George y 3 Mason Ayrshire Wallace Robert 25 Mason Ayshire Webb Henry Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Webb Wm y 4 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Whitelaw John y 1 Carpenter Lanarkshire Willaims Eliza 16 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Willaims Pamela 14 Domestic Servant Gloucestershire Williams Edward Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Williams Henry y 2 Farm Laborer Gloucestershire Williams James y Farm Laborer Cornwall Williams Joseph Farm Labo rer Gloucestershire Williamson John y 4 Farm Laborer Shetland Wilson Cecilia 14 Dairywoman Lanarkshire Wilson John y 2 Farm Laborer Lanarkshire Young John y Gloucestershire
The Lyttelton Times Thursday, December 10, 1863
On Tuesday last we briefly noticed the arrival of this vessel at the Heads, and although we possessed the information, since proved to be too true, respecting the amount of sickness aboard, for the sake of friends on shore we refrained from publishing the melancholy intelligence that forty-four deaths occurred during the passage. In our columns will be found a list of the sufferers, as well as a number of births. We hear that Captain Sproul, on boarding the vessel, was refused the charge of the ship, and the offer of the pilot to place his boat and crew at the service of the ship to obtain fresh supplies for the sick children was also refused. On Tuesday evening the anchor was raised, and sail made before half a gale wind blowing from the S.W., and at daylight next morning the vessel was out of sight. She returned yesterday morning when off Camp Bay, and was immediately ordered to hoist the Yellow Jack. This peremptory order of the Health Commissioner was not appearing to suit this cavalier officer, in two or three hours the anchor was again up, and with the assistance of the light breeze from the N.E., the Brother's Pride was brought up just astern of the Lancashire Witch. We presume the authorities will not permit their orders to be set at defiance, and the law treated with contempt.
We append the list of Births, Marriages and Deaths on board the Brother's Pride:- BIRTHS:- Aug 04 Christina MacKay daughter Aug 12 Esther Roberts daughter Sep 03 J E McLanglin son Sep 09 Isabella Helm son Sep 18 Eliza Bennett son Oct 03 M. Kathaway son Oct 20 H Hamilton daughter Oct 25 B Stout son Nov 11 H Trigg twins Nov 14 J Brown son
MARRIAGE:- Sep 28 by the Captain (Glendinning), James Shepherd, age 36, second mate, to Jane McWilliam, age 20. Register of Marriages at Sea in the PRO in England (ref: BT 334/117) with date 23-09-1863 Record 36. O.N 35280
DEATHS:- Aug 05 Joseph Bailey 2� years Aug 26 W. Scrimshaw 16 months Aug 28 S.M. Thomas 09 months Sep 03 Margrt McWilliam 04 years Sep 03 Wm Powell 06 years Sep 04 Ida Powell 02 years Sep 04 Tom Webb 03 years Sep 04 Isaac Skelton Sep 08 Clara Webb 12 months Sep 11 Mary Cole 08 years Sep 20 John Rosser, married 24 years Sep 29 Sarah Ann Grundy, single 17 years Oct 06 Sophia Rosser, widow 22 years Oct 25 Fanny Brooks 44 years Oct 29 Eliza Bennett 29 years Nov 02 John Ellery Nov 02 John Collert 8� years Nov 05 Samuel Hawkins 08 months Nov 05 James Edward Birch 11 months Nov 06 the infant s/o H. Bennett 6 weeks Nov 08 Edith Norbury 04 months Nov 11 Andrew McMillan 13 months Nov 14 Mary E. Brassington 22 months Nov 14 Agnes Brown 2� years Nov 15 Andrew Crosbie 08 years Nov 16 Robert Brown 07 years Nov 17 Emma Carter 05 years Nov 17 Frances Eaton single 28 years Nov 21 Margaret Anderson, single 23 years Nov 21 John Johnstone 15 months Nov 21 Henry Voyce 23 months Nov 22 Janet Brown 29 years Nov 22 David Brown, son of ditto 05 years Nov 23 George Bonnett 15 months Nov 24 infant son of Janet Brown two weeks Nov 26 Thomas Collett 2� years Nov 27 Hannah Trigg 28 years Nov 29 Edward Collet 2� years Dec 02 Andrew Crosbie 46 years Dec 03 Margaret Stout, single 35 years Dec 04 Charlotte Williams 40 years Dec 06 infant s/o A. & H. Trigg, no age given Dec 06 Ben Nicholls, s/o H. & E. Nicholls, no age given Dec 09 Cole, son of Cole
Brother's Pride, ship, 1236 tons, came out with 371 Government migrants, 44 having died on route -quarantined. Evidence regarding voyage , presented at Session XX1, Canterbury Provincial Council, 15 January, 1864. Notes by J. P. Whitelaw are at the Canterbury Museum archives. Reference: Log of Logs by Ian Nicholson.
Brother's Pride was built in 1852 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Scuttled by master in 1880
Reference: Wallace List
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