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'Edwin Fox'

"Edwin Fox" at Picton  August 1999
They knew how to build them in those days.

"She took troops to the Crimea War, convicts to Western Australia and immigrants to New Zealand."

Edwin Fox || Marlborough Online || Article || Edwin Fox stamps || Arrived in WA in 1858 || 

Edwin Fox was laid down in 1853 in Sulkea, Bengal, India by the builder for the East India Co. Named after, Edwin Fox, a convenor of a financial company associated with the East India Company.  Although built for the East India Company she never sailed under that lag. Her ownership remaining with the builder, Thomas Reeves. Reeves took her on her maiden voyage from Calcutta to London with a cargo of tea. She was one of the last of the East Indiamen to be constructed. Official #6473.  The Edwin Fox is made principally of teak, with some saul in particular places. Saul is a tropical hardwood much favoured in shipbuilding. Massive beams, hence the longevity. Neither steel nor cast iron was used in shipbuilding in 1853, but rather malleable iron. She has cast iron frames that run diagonally construction that combined strength and very clean interior lines.  The ship is equipped with iron knee-riders. Reeves sold the ship to Sir George Hodgkinson who after only one year and in 1854 she was auctioned and bought by Duncan Dunbar. She was chartered to the British government by Dunbar and became a transport for troops between Calais and the Baltic and return to Cherbourg during the Crimean War. After the war she was found travelling to and from India carrying "pale ale" out and tea in. In 1858 she became a convict ship for a "superior" class of prisoner to Fremantle, Western Australia. During this time she also changed ownership upon the death of Dunbar in 1862. Her new owner were Messrs Gellatly, Hankey and Sewell & Co. of London.  She sailed first as a fully rigged ship but was changed over to a barque some fourteen years later in Bombay, India, and remained a barque until 1889.

She brought 751 settlers to New Zealand on four voyages between 1873 and 1880.  In 1873 she cleared the English Channel sailing into the Bay of Biscay the crew availed themselves of the bottles of spirits in the cargo. Every man got fighting drunk oblivious to the upcoming gale. The ship lost her bulwarks and sprang a leak only saved by the passengers manning the pumps. The ship's doctor was impaled on a metal rod and killed. An Able Seaman was killed trying to secure the ship's boat. Then a young girl was washed overboard only to be swept back by the next wave and snatched to safety by her father.  The gale left the ship dead in the water her sails in shreds and partially dismasted. She was sighted by the American steamer "Copernicus" who drew alongside to allow the passengers to disembark. When the crew tried to join them the Edwin Fox's captain apparently bellowed "if any of the crew move I'll shoot." The ship was towed into Brest where after six weeks of repairs she again set sail for New Zealand. The crew were arrested and sent to England where they received six months hard labour. On her arrival at Lyttelton she was quarantined for ten days. This was her first trip.  Her second third and fourth trips were also eventful. On the second voyage she was in collision in the English Channel in 1874 while on passage to Wellington. Used by Shaw Savill & Co. for eleven years on the London / New Zealand run before they sold her in 1884. 


10 May 1854 arrived Gravesend from Bengal

Monday, Jul 17, 1854; pg. 12; Issue 21795; col A
Lieutenant Robertson, superintending transports proceeding from the river Thames, left Woolwich at a late hour on Friday night for Greenhithe, to inspect the Belgravia, of 1,364 tons, and the Edwin Fox, of 891 tons, under orders to proceed to Calais Roads at daylight on Saturday morning to embark French troops for conveyance to the Baltic.

21 Jul 1854 anchored at Deal last night, from Calais for the Baltic - from this date on, until the end of the War in the Crimea probably also known as Transport No 109, i.e. on hire to the War Department "Anchored last night.- The Edwin Fox, 109 transport, and the Herefordshire, from Calais for the Baltic.

Saturday, Jul 22, 1854; pg. 7; Issue 21800; col D
The Prince screw steamer, 2,700 tons burden, the Edwin Fox, Herefordshire, and other transports, with French troops on board, were at anchor yesterday in the Downs. Waiting orders. A still further embarcation of French troops will take place during the ensuing week from Calais, for the Baltic.

Friday, Aug 11, 1854; pg. 7; Issue 21817; col C
THE BALTIC FLEET.
LED SUND, AUGUST 2.
............I give you a list of all the troop ships that have arrived:
Men-of-war.- St. Vincent, Royal William, Hannibal, Algiers, Gladiator, Sphynx, Termagant, Stromboli.
Hired transports.- Prince (screw), Belgravia, Herefordshire, Columbia, Julia, Edwin Fox.

Friday, Sep 15, 1854; pg. 10; Issue 21847; col F
Yesterday advices were received, under date Elsinore,. September 10, announcing that the hired British transports, Herefordshire, True Briton, Edwin Fox, Hempsyke, Belgravia, Clifton, Minden, and Walmer Castle, with the French transports Brandon and Asmodée had passed in tow of English and French steamers, conveying the French troops back to Calais.

4 Oct 1854 arrived Gravesend from Cherbourg
17 Nov 1854 sailed for Malta.
23 Nov 1854 sailed from Deal, for Portsmouth

Monday, Jan 08, 1855; pg. 10; Issue 21945; col C
On Saturday advices were received from Malta dated December 24. On that day the Fairy yacht, laden with stores sent out by the Crimean Army Fund for gratuitous distribution among the troops, sailed for Balaklava, as also the following transports, carrying reinforcements, stores, warm clothing, winter-huts, and stoves - namely, the Rajah, the Empress, the Candia, the Edwin Fox, the Army and Navy, and the Alster.

Tuesday, Jan 09, 1855; pg. 8; Issue 21946; col C
THE MEDITERRANEAN.
(FROM OUR, OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
MALTA, DEC. 27, 1854.
The only news worthy of your consideration is limited to the continued arrivals of troop and store ships, both from England and Marseilles.
The 24th especially was a busy day, bringing to our port the following vessels :
24th...........
25th.- British Queen, screw steamer, Lieutenant Shehy, 64th Regiment, with the Captain and crew of the French brig Jean Bart, with which she came into collision on the 20th inst. off Cape de Gatt; the brig foundered immediately. Poictiers, No. 129, with 95 mules. Edwin Fox, No. 109, stores. Garmeaux, with 22 horses and 20 French troops.......

Wednesday, Jun 06, 1855; pg. 12; Issue 22073; col E
The following items of naval and military mews are from a Malta letter, dated May 31 :- "The Edwin Fox, English transport, 109, from Constantinople and the French screw line of-battle ship Prince Jerome, from Marseille, have arrived here with 815 soldiers and & horses, having in tow the Austrian bark Tre Re (French transport), laden with gunpowder ; on their way eastward. The English steam............

Tuesday, Sep 18, 1855; pg. 9; Issue 22162; col D
[Extract] The following letter, dated Sep 12, from our Malta correspondent :-
......" The sailing transport Edwin Fox arrived from Kamiesch on the 7th, bringing Lieutenant Scott, 55th ; Assistant-Surgeon PoppIewell, 13th ; and 157 non-commissioned officers and privates, and left for Spithead on the 9th.......

The Times, Thursday, Oct 04, 1855; pg. 10; Issue 22176; col A
The Edwin Fox transport, No. 109, Captain Ferguson, arrived at Spithead from the East yesterday with sick and wounded. She sailed from Kazatch August 11, Constantinople August 23, Malta September 9, and Gibraltar September 22. On the 17th inst., off Capa de Gatt, she spoke the bark Tigris from Portsmouth to Constantinople ; at the same time the brig Emerald, from Syra to Cork. On the 24th spoke the schooner Marchioness, from Cadiz for London, off Cape Trafalgar; on the 26th, off Cage St, Vincent, spoke the Lady M'Naghten, No. 36 transport, for Spithead. The Edwin Fox has brought 149 invalids from
51 different regiments, one woman, one deserter from the 24th Regiment, fount on board one of Her Majesty's ships, one civil servant, and one convict, sentenced by Court-martial to 14 years' transportation for attempting to desert from the 12th Lancers to the Russian outposts before Sebastopol.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 1855; pg. 9; Issue 22181; col D
Deal, Wednesday, 9.42 a.m. Wind N.N.W. strong :
.........Working in.- Edwin Fox, 109 transport, from Black Sea, for London.

11 Oct 1855 sailed from Deal, for the River. (Again mention of 109 transport).

Thursday, Oct 11, 1855; pg. 7; Issue 22182; col D
About 190 military invalids left the Clarence Barracks, Portsmouth on Tuesday evening for the invalid depot at Chatham. They arrived recently from the seat of war in the Crimea. The transport William Jackson brought 87, all of whom were men engaged in the attack on the Redan of the 18th of June. Every man is wounded except the cooks and orderlies, and one-third minus an arm or a leg ; the men of the Edwin Fox transport, 103 in number are also mostly wounded. Clarence Barracks has only a few men left in it, who are waiting for a vessel to take them to Ireland on furlough. Five ships have waived et Portsmouth with invalids within the present month, amounting in number to 750.

13 Oct 1855 arrived Gravesend from Constantinople.
22 Apr 1856 spoken with whilst en route from London to Port Phillip

Thursday, Feb 14, 1856; pg. 7; Issue 22290; col B
GRAVESEND, Thursday, 10.3 a.m. Wind S.W., tide three hours' ebb, fine.
Arrived.- Eliza, from Alexandria, Berkshire, from Pondicherry.
Sailed.- Edwin Fox, for St. Philip ; Oriental, for Rangoon.
[and maybe between the trooping etc. the less pleasant side of trade]

Monday, Apr 12, 1858; pg. 12; Issue 22965; col A
The Edwin Fox, from Hongkong and the Cape of Good Hope with coolies, and the Admiral from Amoy and the Cape of Good Hope, with coolies, at Havannah.

Saturday, Jul 17, 1858; pg. 5; Issue 23048; col E
The following appointments were made yesterday at the Admiralty:- Lieutenant Arthur Bagley, to the Himalaya ; J. H. Allard, additional master, to the Blenheim ; J. J. Crawford, surgeon superintendent, to the Edwin Fox convict ship Henry N.. T. Pearch, acting second-master. to the Archer etc..........

Tuesday, Jun 22, 1858; pg. 9; Issue 23026; col B During her voyage the P&O steamship Valetta spoke.......off Cape St. Vincent, steering N.W.; and the steamer Teviot, steering S.E. ; 20th, the steamer Northam, off Start Point, steering S.E. ; 21st, the English ship Edwin Fox, from Havannah, off St. Alban's Bead, steering up Channel.

Monday, Aug 23, 1858; pg. 10; Issue 23079; col D
The convict ship Edwin Fox, Captain Ferguson, from Portsmouth and Portland, with 280 male convicts for Fremantle, West Australia, arrived at Plymouth on Friday. She is appointed to embark 19 convicts to-day, and will probably sail for her destination to-morrow.

30 Jan 1861 spoken with whilst en route from Manilla to London 27 S., 60 E.
10 May 1861 arrived Gravesend from Manilla.

Wednesday, Jun 05, 1861; pg. 12; Issue 23951; col A
The following vessels have been chartered by the Council of India for the conveyance of troops or stores to the stations named :-The Mahratta, 773 tons, for Calcutta; the Wellington, 535 tons, for Madras; the Malakoff, 1,104 tons, and the Edwin Fox, 835 tons, for Bombay ; the Conqueror, 513 tons, for Ceylon; and the screw steamer Dane, 500 tons, for St. Helena and the Cape.

Tuesday, Aug 08, 1865; pg. 12; Issue 25258; col A
The hired sailing transport Edwin Fox arrived at Portsmouth yesterday from the Thames, and was towed into the harbour, where she was berthed alongside the dockyard. Today she will embark the remainder of the 26th (Cameronians) Regiment for conveyance to Bombay.

Wednesday, Aug 09, 1865; pg. 12; Issue 25259; col C
The Edwin Fox was inspected yesterday by the military authorities, and the troops, 26th Cameronians. and detachments of other regiments from Aldershott, will embark today.

Friday, Aug 11, 1865; pg. 10; Issue 25261; col C
The Edwin Fox left Portsmouth yesterday with the remainder of the 26th Cameronians and other troops from various depots, in all numbering 195 men, besides 20 women and 22 children, with the following officers:- Capt. Beers. 26th (in command), Lieut. Pollington, Lieut. Bachanon, Lieut. P. Storey, Ensign Hemphill, Dr. Carpenter, and Capt F. Collier, 28th Regt.

Wednesday, May 30, 1866; pg. 12; Issue 25511; col F
The sailing Indiaman Star of India, 1,045 tone, Commander Holloway, belonging to Messrs. Somes, Brothers, and Co. of London, arrived at Spithead yesterday morning with invalided troops on board from India.
She sailed from Madras on the 10th of February and called in at St.
Helena on the 10th of April. On the 21st of April, in lat. 30 N., long. 21 37 W., she spoke the ship Edwin Fox, belonging to Messrs. Gellatley, Hankey, Sewell, and Co., of London, also with troops on board from India, and bound for Spithead. The officers and troops on board the Star of India will be disembarked from the ship at Spithead this morning and sent on to their respective destinations.............

Friday, Aug 03, 1866; pg. 10; Issue 25567; col B
Orders have been received at Chatham garrison, directing the following troops to be held in readiness to embark on board the chartered troopship Edwin Fox, for conveyance to Bombay - viz., 20 non-commissioned officers and men of the 1st battalion 4th King's Own Royals, 22 non-commissioned officers and men of the 96th Regiment, six men of the 2d battalion 21st Royal Fusileers ; and 40 non-commissioned officers and men of the 109th Bombay Infantry. The following officers are ordered to embark with the detachments :- Capt. J. O. Vandeleur, 35th Regiment; Capt. J. Powell and Ensign W. H. M'Gaskill, 102d Royal Madras Fusileers ; Lieut. J. Packman, 2d battalion 21st Regiment ; Lieut St. John E. Daubeny and Ensign A. W. Gairdner, 109th Regiment ; and Assist: Surg. J. B. Ball, M.D., 33d Regiment, in medical charge.

Monday, Feb 18, 1867; pg. 9; Issue 25737; col B
News from India, via [cable] Trieste, Jan 28.
A naval court of inquiry, has exonerated Captain Mollison from blame for striking the troopship Edwin Fox on a reef.

4 Aug 1867 spoken with whilst en route from Bombay to Spithead (Portsmouth) 18 N., 32 W.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 1867; pg. 10; Issue 25888; col D
ST. HELENA.-By the Kaffraria, which arrived last Saturday from the Cape...shipping list to July 15:
Arthur Pardew, 26 days from Algoa Bay, for London ; the Astrea, 90 days, from Rangoon, for Cork ; and the Pembrokeshire, 96 days from Rangoon, for Falmouth, 14th ; the Vanguard, 89 days from Shanghai, for London ; the Edwin Fox, 71 days from Bombay, for Portsmouth ; the Edinburgh, 79 days from Adelaide, for London; the Golden Pledge, [this translates into the Edwin Fox having arrived at St Helena 14 July, 71 days out from Bombay, bound for Portsmouth]

Thursday, Aug 29, 1867; pg. 10; Issue 25902; col B
The Edwin Fox, sailing Indiaman, arrived from Bombay at Spithead yesterday, after a somewhat long passage. She brought home the following officers and troops, who were landed from her during yesterday afternoon :- Capt. G. L. Carmichael, 95th; Capt. A. W.
Lucas, 109th; Lieut. B. W. Vidal, first battalion 4th Regiment; Dr.
Cullen, Bombay Medical Staff; 59 invalid soldiers, 75 time-expired soldiers, two lunatics, 12 convicts, 11 women, and 33 children.

30 Aug 1867 Passed Deal, en route from Bombay to London.

Monday, Sep 21, 1868; pg. 10; Issue 26235; col E The Cape Of Good Hope Mails.
A report that the Edwin Fox touched at St. Helena 17 August, bound from Bombay to Havre

21 Dec 1868 Advertised by Gellatly, Hankey, Sewell & Co., as being in the East India Dock sailing for Madras and Masulipatam 5 Jan 1869, and is described as 892 tons, A1 12 years.

18 March 1869 Deal. Passed, from London for Madras. (Obviously the advertised date of sailing slipped a bit) (as was often the case, whilst the agents waited for more cargo).

Tuesday, Apr 12, 1870; pg. 11; Issue 26722; col F PLYMOUTH, Monday.- The ship Halcione, Captain Thomas Bishop from Wellington. New Zealand, January 9, was off the Eddystone at 10 o'clock yesterday (Sunday) morning, bound for London. Her cargo consists of 3,65O bales of wool, 107 bales of flax and sundries, with 18 passengers. Cape Horn was passed February 2, the Equator March 11, and Flores April 2. She spoke, March 29, the ships Victoria Cross and Warrior ; 31st, the
Edwin Fox ; April 1, the Georgina and April 7, the Lady Melville.

Thursday, Oct 26, 1871; pg. 6; Issue 27204; col E
The bark Edwin Fox, of London, is reported as having touched at St.
Helena on 14 Sept. en route from Calcutta to Dunkerque.

Wednesday, Jun 26, 1872; pg. 11; Issue 27413; col F
The Edwin Fox is reported as having arrived at Madras, from Cardiff.

Thursday, Nov 21, 1872; pg. 12; Issue 27540; col C
The Union Company's RM steamship Saxon, arrived Southampton 2 pm yesterday, amongst other vessels reports having spoken to the Edwin Fox on 27 October, - off St. Helena !

Tuesday, Dec 17, 1872; pg. 7; Issue 27562; col D
Deal Dec 16 Edwin Fox reported to have arrived from Madras.

Thursday, Jan 30, 1873; pg. 12; Issue 27600; col
Gravesend Jan 29 Edwin Fox reported to have sailed for Canterbury, NZ.

Saturday, Jun 05, 1875; pg. 14; Issue 28334; col B
Edwin Fox reported to have arrived Newcastle, NSW, having departed Wellington NZ on May 19

Thursday, Sep 21, 1876; pg. 10; Issue 28740; col A
The Edwin Fox is reported as passing by the Lizard [in the English Channel] en route from Calcutta.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 1878; pg. 6; Issue 29176; col E
The Edwin Fox is reported to have been sighted off St. Helena circa 10 Feb.

Wednesday, Mar 20, 1878; pg. 12; Issue 29207; col E
The Edwin Fox is reported as having passed the Lizard yesterday, en route, from Java.

Thursday, Apr 04, 1878; pg. 6; Issue 29220; col F
The Edwin Fox is reported as having arrived at Liverpool on 2 April - [can only assume that she received instructions from the Lizard signal station to go back round to Liverpool, having been heading up the Channel to the Thames and London. Perhaps a case where her cargo had been sold whilst she was on passage?]

5, 14 17, 24 Jun 1878 Advertised as 1,500 tons and sailing from London for Nelson 8 June, (date slips according to date of advert) for the Albion Shipping Company, apparently looking for passengers. [Presumably the variation in tonnage was due to the change in measurement during this period?]

Thursday, Aug 01, 1878; pg. 12; Issue 29322; col A
The Edwin Fox is reported to have passed by Deal on 31 July, en route for Nelson NZ.

Wednesday, Nov 20, 1878; pg. 12; Issue 29417; col B
The Edwin Fox is reported to have arrived at Nelson NZ, from London, by telegraph from Wellington dated 18 Nov.

Saturday, Oct 04, 1879; pg. 11; Issue 29690; col F
The Edwin Fox is reported to have arrived at Queenstown, (UK), from Adelaide circa 2 - 3 Oct.

8, 10, 29 Nov 1880 A new advert, as above, but for Bluff Harbour, sailing Nov. 30 - again date slips as advert changes.....

Tuesday, Dec 28, 1880; pg. 9; Issue 30076; col F
Deal 25 - 26 The Edwin Fox is reported to have passed by en route for Bluff Harbour.

                   Regret that is the last mentioned of the "Edwin Fox" in the Times!


On 31 Dec 1880 she made her final trip to Australia after being refitted with refrigeration in the UK. After 1880 she became a freight carrier. They sold her on in 1884 at the age of 31 years. By 1885 and she was used as a refrigerating plant at various ports. In 1885 she was purchased by Shaw Savill and converted into a freezer ship for freezing mutton. In 1886 she was hulked at Picton in NZ by the Wairua meat company and towed to Port Chalmers in 1897. 1889 found her sailing no more. Towed from Port Chalmers, to Gisborne and south again onto the Bluff. She had become a bulk freezing plant capable of freezing 400 animals a day. She hoisted her colours for the last time on Friday 10th December 1897 when she was dressed to welcome aboard the bride of James Scott the  engineer in charge. In 1903 her accommodations were used by employees of the land based freezer plant. In 1905 with large holes cut into both her sides she became a coal hulk for the freezer company.  In 1950 when the poop and top gallant forecastle were removed.

Restoration was first considered in 1964 led by Mr. Norman Brayshaw. After a lot of back office negotiations on 21st. October 1967 she was towed to a resting place in Shakespeare Bay where she remained for another nineteen years. 4th December 1986 the "Edwin Fox"  under tow moved to the eastern side of Picton Harbour and it was discovered the hull did not even leak! In July, 1997 evidence of hogging can be seen and a few minor leaks have developed.  All that remains today is a hulk; both decks have been vandalized and the upper portions of the hull are pretty well rotted out, primarily due to exposure to fresh water. The lower hull, however, is still in excellent condition considering all the use and abuse to which it has been subjected over the years. A dry dock was built on the foreshore of Picton and that has been covered with a roof as part of the May 2000 Cultural Recovery Package, the government made a $300,000 contribution to the Edwin Fox Society for the preservation of the Picton-based historic sailing ship. The funds helped to meet the cost of building a roof over the dry dock to prevent the damaging effects of rain and sun on the timbers of the ship. Roof officially opened 28 December 2002.

Registered with the NZ Historic Places Trust Category I. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pmOnly a two minute walk along the foreshore from the ferry terminal at Picton.  To view the hulk (a wooden teak hull), of the barque in its dry dock, and the interpretive display allow yourself one hour. She has no decks so when necessary they pump out the rainwater. Inquiries: edwinfoxsoc@xtra.co.nz  

EDWIN FOX (1882-83, 1888-89 & 1896-97)
Master: Captain J. Phease (1882-83); Captain W. Patterson (1888-89/1896-97)
Rigging: wood (teak hull) Bark; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1882; roof on deck partly fastened with iron bolts; fitted with refrigerating machinery (1896-97), Bottom felted and diagonally doubled with wood in 1869.
Tonnage: 836 tons gross,  tonnage 747
Dimensions: 144.8 feet long, 29.8 foot beam and holds 23.6 feet deep; waterline length 1448 inches.
Poop 54 feet long; Forecastle 22 feet
Construction: 1853 in Calcutta; frame partly made of Saul
Owners: Shaw, Savill & Co. (1882-83); Shaw, Savill & Albion, Co. Ltd.
(1888-89/1896-97)
Port of Registry: London

The Edwin Fox Centre has lists of Government assisted immigrants only for these Edwin Fox voyages: 

Departure Port	 Arrival Port	 Arrival date	 # passengers
Brest	 	 Lyttelton	 27 June 1873	 140 passengers
London	 	 Wellington	 18 Apr. 1875	 259 passengers
Plymouth 	 Nelson		 17 Nov. 1878	 244 passengers
London	 	 Lyttelton	 03 May  1880	 108 passengers


"Edwin Fox" at Picton mid 1990s


From a zip file passenger lists 1873 to 1880. Another website
Immigrants destined for Canterbury New Zealand. 
Arrived Port Lyttelton 1873.

BASS	 	William 	Wexford 	23 Ploughman
BEALE	 	Thomas 		Cornwall 	23 Labourer
BRIGHT	 	Sarah 		Devon 		25 Servant
BROWNE	 	Wm. J. 		Donegal 	23 Ploughman
BRUNSDEN	Thomas 		Berkshire 	35 Labourer
BRUNSDEN	Anne 		Berkshire 	33
BRUNSDEN	William 	Berkshire 	14
BRUNSDEN	Caroline 	Berkshire 	12
BRUNSDEN	Thomas 		Berkshire 	 9
BRUNSDEN	Anne 		Berkshire 	 3
BRUNSDEN 	Albert 		Berkshire 	7mths.
BURKE 		William 	Donegal 	23 Farm Labourer
CHAPMAN 	Alfred 		Surrey 		21 Farm Labourer
CHAPMAN 	Sarah 		Surrey 		21
CRAWFORD 	Robert 		Donegal 	22 Ploughman
CRAWFORD 	Sarah Jane 	Donegal 	23 Servant
CUMMINGS 	Cath 		Tipperary 	18 Servant
CUMMINGS 	Lizzie 		Tipperary 	16
CUMMINGS 	Lucy 		Tipperary 	15
CUMMINGS 	Margaret 	Tipperary 	 9
DAVISON 	Margaret 	Armagh 		21
DEANE 		Margaret 	Derry 		20 Housemaid
DEANE 		Rebecca 	Derry 		22 Housemaid
DUNLOP 		Robert 		Ayrshire 	16 Miller
FRANCIS 	Anne 		Middlesex 	22 Domestic
FRIEL 		Daniel 		Donegal 	27 Farm Labourer
FREIL 		Catherine 	Donegal 	21
GIMMETT 	Daniel 		Bucks 		36 Labourer
GIMMETT 	Anna 		Bucks 		30
GIMMETT 	Nathan 		Bucks 		11
GIMMETT 	George 		Bucks 		 8
GIMMETT 	Charles 	Bucks 		 6
GIMMETT 	Martha T.E. 	Bucks
GIMMETT 	William 	Bucks 		9mths.
GREENE 		Daniel 		Donegal 	38 Farmer
GREENE 		Mary 		Donegal 	36
GREENE 		James 		Donegal 	19 Farm Labourer
HELAN 		Mary 		Middlesex 	15 Servant
KENNEDY 	John 		Tipperary 	18 Farm Labourer
LEGGE 		Jas. R. 	Berkshire 	35 Labourer
LEGGE 		Maria 		Berkshire 	34
LEGGE 		Maria 		Berkshire 	17 Housemaid
LEGGE 		Ellen 		Berkshire 	15 Servant
LEGGE 		Frederick 	Berkshire 	13
LEGGE 		Florence 	Berkshire 	 9
LEGGE 		Kate L. 	Berkshire 	 7
LEGGE 		Amy H. 		Berkshire 	 4
LEGGE 		Geo. Edwin 	Berkshire 	 2
LLOYD 		Francis 	Middlesex 	22 Bricklayer
LLOYD 		Emily 		Middlesex 	21 Servant
LLOYD 		Frederick 	Middlesex 	19 Plumber
LLOYD 		Mary Ann 	Middlesex 	16 Servant
LLOYD 		Walter 		Middlesex 	14
LLOYD 		Margaret 	Flintshire 	24 Servant
LOMASNEY 	William 	Cork 		35 Farm Labourer
LOMASNEY 	Johanna 	Cork 		34
LOMASNEY 	Ellen 		Cork 		 5
LOMASNEY 	James 		Cork 		 3
LOMASNEY 	Johanna 	Cork 		 1
ORR 		John 		Donegal 	25 Farm Labourer
ORR 		Alice 		Donegal 	22 Servant
ORR 		Catherine 	Donegal 	20 Servant
STEWART 	Seline 		Somerset 	28 Matron on Voyage
STEWART 	Blanche K. 	Somerset 	 6
THOMPSON 	Wm. B. 		Yorkshire 	34 Shepherd
THOMPSON 	Mary Jane 	Yorkshire 	32
TRESTRAIN 	Martha 		Middlesex 	45
TRESTRAIN 	Stephen 	Middlesex 	11
TRESTRAIN 	James 		Middlesex 	 9
TRESTRAIN 	William 	Middlesex 	 6
WARBURTON 	George 		Somerset 	12
WARBURTON 	Mary A. 	Glamorgan 	19 Servant
WARRELL 	Helen 		Donegal 	27 Housemaid
WELLS 		William 	Devon 		22 Farm Labourer
WHITE 		Elizabeth 	Cornwall 	38 Servant
WHITE 		Emily 		Cornwall 	18 Servant
WHITE 		Bessie 		Cornwall 	16 Servant
WIDOWSEN 	Thomas 		Notts. 		30 Labourer
WIDOWSEN 	Ann 		Notts. 		29
WIDOWSEN 	Wm. T. 		Notts. 		 5
WIDOWSEN 	Henrietta 	Notts. 		 3
WIDOWSEN 	Georgina E. 	Notts. 		10mths.

from the above list the following proceeded to Timaru

FRIEL 		Catherine
FRIEL 		Daniel
GREENE 		James
HELAN 		Mary
ORR 		John
ORR 		Alice
ORR 		Catherine

Persons who embarked from London for Otago via Canterbury arriving Port Lyttelton 27th. June 1873 then proceeding to Port Chalmers on "S.S. Maori".

ARTIS 		Mary 		Banffshire 	38 Housekeeper
ARTIS 		Sarah Ann 	Aberdeen 	16 Servant
ARTIS 		Georgina 	Aberdeen 	 7
ARTIS 		Mary E. 	Aberdeen 	 5
BAILEY 		Joseph 		Notts. 		36 Labourer
BAILEY 		Emma 		Notts. 		36
BAILEY 		Sarah (or Clara) Notts. 	16
BAILEY 		Samuel 		Notts. 		 5
BAILEY 		Martha 		Notts. 		 3
BATES 		Charles 	Staffordhire 	38 Shepherd
BATES 		Elizabeth 	Staffordshire 	39
BATES 		Joseph 		Staffordshire 	14
BATES 		John Wm. 	Staffordshire 	12
BATES 		Charles 	Staffordshire 	 9
BATES 		Mary 		Staffordshire 	 7
BATES 		James 		Staffordshire 	 5
BATES 		Sarah A. 	Staffordshire 	 3
BATES 		Rosa 		Staffordshire 	 9mths.
BRIGGS 		Mary A. 	Middlesex 	30 Servant
COSGROVE 	Jane 		Cavan 		27 Housemaid
COSGROVE 	John 		Cavan 		40 Farm Labourer
COURTENAY 	Kate 		Middlesex 	20 Servant
DUGGAN 		Jane 		Kerry 		21 Servant
DUGGAN 		Mary 		Kerry 		23 Servant
DUGGAN 		Michael 	Kerry 		19 Farm Labourer
DUNSMORE 	Elizabeth 	Ayrshire 	29 Seamstress
DUNSMORE 	Alan 		Ayrshire 	 7
EMERSON 	Thomas 		Durham 		27 Miner
FAHY 		Mary Jane 	Galway 		18 Servant
FITZPATRICK 	James 		Antrim 		18 Labourer
FITZPATRICK 	Ann 		Antrim 		24 
HARNETT 	Thomas 		Kerry 		21 Farm Labourer
HIIL 		Margaret I. 	Antrim 		20 Servant
JEFFRIES 	George 		Gloucester 	33 Farm Labourer
JEFFRIES 	Mariam 		Gloucester 	26
JEFFRIES 	Charles A. 	Gloucester 	 3
KANE 		Ann 		Galway 		26 Servant
KANE 		Thomas 		Galway 		25 Farm Labourer
KINGDOM 	Geo. Hy. 	Somerset 	32 Farm Labourer
LEE 		Ellen 		Galway 		13 Servant
McMASTER 	Ellen 		Ayrshire 	57
McMASTER 	Ellen 		Ayrshire 	15 Cotton Winder
MOORE 		Robert 		Isle of Man 	26 Fisherman
MOORE 		Eleanor 	Isle of Man 	22
MOORE 		Philip 		Isle of Man 	24 Labourer
MORGAN 		Samuel 		Staffordshire 	24 Collier
MORGAN 		Elizabeth 	Staffordshire 	24
MORGAN 		Mary A. 	Staffordshire 	 2
MORGAN 		Rachel 		Staffordshire 	13mths.
MORGAN 		Mary A. 	Staffordshire 	42
MORGAN 		Thomas 		Staffordshire 	22 Collier
MORGAN 		Sarah A. 	Staffordshire 	16 Servant
MORGAN 		Roseanne 	Staffordshire 	14
MORGAN 		Ann 		Staffordshire 	12
MORGAN 		Edward 		Staffordshire 	10
NOLAN 		Patrick 	Kerry 		19 Farm Labourer
NOLAN 		Bridget 	Kerry 		20 Servant
ONGLEY 		Frederick 	Sussex 		22 Gardener
ROBERTS 	Mary J. 	Cornwall 	29 Husband died on voyage
ROBERTS 	Thomas 		Cornwall 	26
ROBERTS 	Albert Edward 	Cornwall 	 4mths.
STEVENS 	Helen 		Edinburgh 	12 Servant
STEWART 	John 		Ross 		33 Labourer
STEWART 	Alexander 	Lanarkshire 	11
STEWART 	Mary 		Lanarkshire 	14
WALSH 		Ellen 		Cork 		20 Servant
WEIR 		Rose Anna 	Londonderry 	55 Housekeeper

Persons in the "Destined for Otago" group who on arrival at Lyttelton decided to stay in Canterbury.

BRASIER 	Charles 	Surrey 		26 Carpenter
BRISTY 		Robert 		Kent 		30 Carpenter
COLEBROOK 	Lucy 		Kent 		30 Cook
FORDER 		Charles 	Hampshire 	41 Carpenter
FORDER 		Harriet 	Hampshire 	35
FORDER 		George 		Hampshire 	10
FORDER 		Ada 		Hampshire 	 9
FORDER 		Kate 		Hampshire 	 8
FORDER 		Florence 	Hampshire 	 6
FORDER 		Blanche 	Hampshire 	 5
FORDER 		Charles 	Hampshire 	10mths.
PERRIN 		Wm. Hy. 	Bucks. 		29 Labourer
PERRIN 		Mary Ann 	Bucks. 		29
WALSH 		Catherine 	Galway 		19 Servant

The Star 28th June 1873 pg 2
Barque Edwin Fox from London
This morning at 9 o'clock the deputy health officer, Dr. J.T. Rouse, and the commissioners left Lyttelton in the s.s. Mullough to visit the vessel, news having been brought up at 8 a.m. by the pilot crew that sickness was on board. There had been six deaths during the passage, two from fever, one from consumption, one infant from thrush. At the present time there are three cases of fever (called by the surgeon, Dr Walshe), simple continuous fever). Fresh provisions were placed on board, and the steamer returned to port to make arrangements for towing the ship up to an anchorage at the quarantine station. The vessel was placed in quarantine. Arrangements were in treaty for the s.s. Gazelle to perform this work. The names of the persons who died are
Thomas Roberts (married)
George Bennett (single) from fever
Sarah Welch (single) from consumption; all of who were bound for Otago
Jessie Brook, infant
Henry Strawbridge, A.B.
F. Lungley, killed in the Bay of Biscay
The immigrants were landed this afternoon, and placed in the new Quarantine Barracks; the bedding and clothing will be properly fumigated, all intercourse with strangers being strictly prohibited. A penalty of £200 is the fine for anyone going near the Quarantine grounds.

Timaru Herald Wednesday  July 2 1873 page 2 [From the Press of Monday]
Barque Edwin Fox from London
After a passage of between four and five months from England during which the vessel met with a heavy gale in the Bay of Biscay and towed in a disabled state into Brest we have to notify the safe anchorage of the barque Edwin Fox in our harbor.

The Star July 8 1873
The immigrants will be released from quarantine to-day. There are only two immigrants at present at the Quarantine station - one suffering from debility and the other from fracture. The Canterbury portion of the immigrants is well adapted to the requirements of the province, and will be landed today. They will be open for engagement at the barracks tomorrow.
Lyttelton. Cleared. July 8 - Maori, s.s., 118 tons, Malcolm, for Dunedin. Passengers: 45 emigrants, ex Edwin Fox. The Maori was especially detained for them.

Dairy in verse Brest to Lyttelton by D. Carter. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington


"Edwin Fox" - Voyage to Wellington arriving 1875

The Evening Post Monday 19 April 1875
Port of Wellington Arrival
April 18 - Edwin Fox, barque, 835 tons, Davis, from London. After a passage of 114 days. She left London on November 28th, but had to put back with the loss of an anchor and chain. Making a second start, she ran into a schooner, and then grounded on the Deal Bank, but was towed off, however, to be docked for a survey, which proved her to have sustained no serious injury. Her third start was made on Christmas Day. She then experienced gales, rain and fog which prevailed during the voyage. She brings 259 souls, equal to 215 statute adult immigrants. Their health generally was remarkably good, under the care of Dr Tighe's care. Only four children died, all from bronchitis and catarrh caused by exceptionally inclement weather. The ship is in excellent order. The Edwin Fox is consigned to Messrs Turnbull & Co. The immigrants per Edwin Fox are to be landed on Somes' Island. They are themselves perfectly healthy, butt it is feared that as the master and matron of the Mount Cook Barracks are both ill from low fever, it is scarcely safe. There is also some danger in landing these people at the Quarantine Station, as the barracks there have not been fumigated since t occupied by the Berar immigrants.

Lists of Heads of Families and Single Adults.
ANDERSON 	James
ANDREWS 	Catherine
ATKINS 		Samuel
BALE 		Philip
BONNELL 	Julianna
BOOTH 		William
BOULDEN 	George
BOWDEN 		Charles
BRACELIN 	James
BRADSHAW 	Henry
BROSNAN 	Thomas
BROSNAN 	Ellen
BROSNIHAN 	Margaret
BROWN 		Eliza
CANNONS 	James
CANNONS 	Ann
CANNONS 	James
CARTER 		Frederick
CHEESMAN 	Henry
CLARIDGE 	William
CLARKE 		Maria
CLOSE 		Stephen
COFFEY 		Michael
COLEMAN 	Julia
COLLINS 	Michael
CONNOR 		Honora
COOK 		Walter
CROWTHER 	Dixon
CULLEN 		Mary
DOBBIE 		Thomas
DODDY 		Jeremiah
DOOLEY 		Francis
DOWNEY 		Mary
DUNN 		John 
DUNN 		F.
FEAHEN 		John
GARDNER 	Charles
GASH 		George 
GAVEY 		James
GOULD 		Jane
GREENHILL 	Frederick
GRINT 		Annie
HALL 		Alfred
HARRISON 	William 
HASKELL 	George
HEMMING 	Caroline
HOGAN 		James
HOGAN 		Mary
INGRAM 		Jasper
IRWIN 		James
IRWIN 		Albert
JACKSON 	James
KEARNEY 	James
KEARNEY 	Thomas
KEARNEY 	Mary
KEEGAN 		Patrick
KEEPRON 	Ellen 
KELBOW 		James
KELBOW 		Lavinia
KENDALL 	George
KENDALL 	William
KERSHAW 	William
KILLCHER 	Maurice
KIMBER 		John
KING 		Arthur
KINGERLEE 	Thomas
KITSON 		William
KNIGGE 		Herman
LAPP 		Henry
LANGLEY 	Walter
LEITCH 		Elizabeth
LeNOWRY 	Francis
LLOYD 		John
LOXLEY 		William
LYNE 		Thomas
LYNG 		John
MACKIE 		George
MAINING 	William
MAHONEY 	Daniel
MARTIN 		Thomas
MILLS 		Henry
MOORE 		Louisa
MORREY 		Edward
MUNRO 		James
MURPHY 		Daniel
MURPHY 		Honora
NICOLLE 	Judith
OKI 		John (to Nelson)
PELLARD 	William
POWER 		Kate
PRICE 		David
PURCELL 	Martin
PURCELL 	Bridget
QUARTERMAN 	Leonard
QUIRKE 		Bartholmew
REED 		Thomas
REIDY 		Mary
ROBERTS 	Morris
ROBINS 		Williams  [wife Mary]
ROWLAND 	George
SALTER 		Thomas
SEXTON 		James
SHEA 		Margaret
SMITH 		William 
STACEY 		Joseph
STRATFORD 	Charles
SULLIVAN 	John
TEEHAN 		Jeremiah
TURNER 		Michael
WALSH 		John
WARD 		George
WARWICK 	Margaret
WEALLEAVERS 	James
WEBBER 		Joseph
WHENBAW 	William
WHYTE 		Archibald
WICK 		Thomas
WICK 		Edwin
WIGGINS 	John
WILCOCK 	George
WILLIAMS 	Jasper
WILLIAMS 	William
WILLIAMS 	Jane
WOOD 		George
WOODNEET 	Arthur
WOODNEET 	Annie
WOODNEET 	Mary
WOODWARD	Stephen
WOOLFORD 	Charles
WOOLFORD 	Ambrose

 A daughter born to George Wilcock and his wife Elizabeth aboard the ship and they named her Edwina Fox Wilcock. The name of James Cannon's wife: Ann. A son of James and Ann died during the voyage and a new son was bon to them while still at sea whom they christened James.

Otago Witness, 24 April 1875, Page 14
Telegrams Wellington April 19th
The Edwin Fox is commanded by Mr Davis, captain of the Dallam Tower on her first voyage to Otago. Her surgeon is Dr Tighe, who was surgeon of the Surat when she ran ashore on the Otago coast, and more recently of the Zealandia. She had a long passage of 114 days from Gravesend and brings 215 statute adults; 249 souls. There were five deaths - an old man of 68, through accidentally falling, and breaking his thigh, and four children, who died of bronchitis and catarrh. There were six births. The passengers all in good health. The authorities have decided to land the immigrants per Edwin Fox on Quarantine Island.

Grey River Argus, 1 March 1875, Page 2
The Edwin Fox, from London for Wellington, lost an anchor and thirty fathoms of chain in the Downs on December 6. during a very strong wind the was supplied with others in lieu, and left for her destination on December 10. and she again put back on the 13th, with loss of anchors. The Fritz Reuter, from Hamburg to New Zealand, was passed by the Dragon steamer off Borkum, with loss of fore-yard and foretop-gallant mast.


The Nelson Evening Mail Monday 18th November 1878
Arrived: Nov. 16 - Edwin Fox, 839, Phease, from London.
The Wallace, steamer, 64, Dillon, arrived from Blenheim last night. She returns there to-morrow evening with immigrants ex Edwin Fox.

Arrival of the Edwin Fox
This vessel arrived at the outer anchorage yesterday afternoon after a passage of 101 days from Plymouth. She brings a total of 244 souls, being 198 statute adults, and 46 children, including infants. Generally there was very little sickness but among the children five deaths occurred. The single girls were berthed in the after part of the ship, the married people in the middle, and the single men forward. The former and the latter had comfortable apartments., but the married people were expressively ill-lighted and ventilated. Dr W.B.A. Scott, the surgeon-superintendent. The monotony which a long voyage entails was relieved occasionally by concerts, spelling bees, &c. Devine service was held twice every Sunday in fine weather, the surgeon officiating. Regarding the Edwin Fox she appears to be a staunch weatherly craft, although her sailing qualities are not above mediocrity. She is an old East Indianman, having been built at Calcutta some 25 years ago. She is constructed entirely of teak, and is sound now as on the day she was launched. Her best day's running was 252 miles. As the Edwin Fox is drawing over eighteen feet of water she will not be able to enter the harbour until Saturday next.

"Edwin Fox" voyage to Port Nelson New Zealand arrived 1878.
 Immigrants destined Nelson Province.

AYLWARD 	Mary 		Kilkenny 	29 Farm Servant
AYLWARD 	Johanna 	Kilkenny 	26 Far Servant
AYLWARD 	Ellen 		Kilkenny 	18 Farm Servant
BARCLAY 	Thomas 		Lanarkshire 	35 Joiner
BARCLAY 	Agnes 		Lanarkshire 	29
BARCLAY 	Mary 		Lanarkshire 	 3
BARCLAY 	Elizabeth 	Lanarkshire 	 1
BULLOOCK 	James 		Cornwall 	19 Farm Labourer
BURGOYNE 	Sarah 		Cornwall 	20 Servant
CANNY 		Anne 		Limmerik 	17 Servant
CARROLL 	Thomas 		Cork 		38 Shepherd
CARROLL 	Ellen 		Cork 		37
CARROLL 	John 		Cork 		16 Labourer
CARROLL 	Annie 		Cork 		14
CARROLL 	Honora 		Cork 		12
CARROLL 	Mary 		Cork 		10
CARROLL 	Thomas 		Cork 		 8
CRONIN 		Ellen 		Cork 		 17 Servant
DEELY 		Bridget 	Limerick 	19 Servant
DEELY 		Alice 		Limerick 	18 Servant
FIELDSON 	Alice H. 	Hampshire 	17 Servant
FRASER 		Alex 		Aberdeen 	32 Joiner
FRASER 		Janet 		Aberdeen 	28
FRASER 		Jane 		Aberdeen 	 4
FRASER 		Isabella 	Aberdeen 	 1
GOODMAN 	Sophia M. 	Middlesex 	17 Servant
GOUGH 		Harriet M. 	Middlesex 	34 Nurse
GRAYSON 	Louise 		Cheshire 	27 Servant
GSCHNELL 	Johann 		Austria 	32 Farm Labourer
GSCHENLL 	Josephine 	Austria 	28
GSCHNELL 	Eloise 		Austria 	 6
GSCHNELL 	Johann 		Austria 	 2
GSCHNELL 	Gebharet(?) 	Austria 	 1
HAYES 		Margaret 	Clare 		19 Servant
HUGHES 		Jane 		Middlesex 	16 Servant
LeNEURY 	Elizabeth M. 	Jersey 		18 Servant
MALORNEY	Eleanor J. 	Kent 		28 Cook
MARNEY 		Wm. 		Lancashire 	28 Farm Labourer
MARNEY 		Susan A. 	Lancashire 	32
O'CONNOR 	Timothy 	Clare 		20 Farm Labourer
O'DONNELL 	Ellen 		Limerick 	17 Servant
O'NEIL 		Timothy 	Clare 		18 Farm Labourer
O'NEIL 		Winifred 	Clare 		16 Servant
PORTER 		Jm. B. 		Forfarshire 	22 Farm Labourer
PORTER 		Agnes S. 	Forfarshire 	18 Servant
ROBINSON 	Annie 		Staffordshire 	25 Nurse
ROBINSON 	Sophia 		Staffordshire 	21 Servant
SCALFI 		Annie 		Warwarkshire 	16 Servant
STEWART 	Wm. 		Dumbarton 	27 Carpenter
TOPP 		Louisa M. 	Glamorgan 	23 Servant
VOSPER 		W.M. 		Cornwall 	20 Miner
WEST 		Elizabeth 	Lincolnshire 	30 Cook
WRIGHT 		Christianna 	Kent 		19 Housemaid
WYATT 		Mary 		Huntingon 	22 Servant

The Carroll family were destined for Auckland.
The Gschnell family were destined for New Plymouth.

"Edwin Fox" Voyage to Port Nelson New Zealand arrived 1878.
Immigrants destined Marlborough Province.

AHERN 		Edmund 		Kerry 		21 Farm Labourer
ALLEN 		John 		Cornwall 	22 Farm Labourer
ALLEN 		Harriet 	Cornwall 	23
ARMSTRONG 	Henry 		Cavan 		18 Farm Labourer
BAIRD 		W.M. 		Armagh 		22 Farm Labourer
BARID 		Maria 		Armagh 		20
BAIRD 		Jas. Wm. 	Armagh 		5mths.
BROADHURST 	Eliz. 		Staffordshire 	32 Tailoress
BROADHURST 	Agnes 		Staffordshire 	12
BROADHURST 	Frederick 	Staffordshire 	 7
BROADHURST 	Charles 	Staffordshire 	 3
CONNORS 	Daniel 		Tipperary 	34 Farm Labourer
CONNORS 	Mary 		Tipperary 	30
COOK 		William 	Gloucester 	32 Farm Labourer
CURNOW 		Catherine 	Cornwall 	20 Servant
CURNOW 		Grace 		Cornwall 	20 
CURNOW 		James 		Cornwall 	20 Farm Labourer
CUSHELLY 	Wm. Jas. 	Derry 		23 Ploughman
CUSHELLY 	Susan 		Derry 		22
CUSHELLY 	Ellen 		Derry 		6mths.
DALY 		John 		Cavan 		19 Farm Labourer
DARKE 		William 	Devon 		28 Farm Labourer
FLETCHER 	Thomas 		Worcestershire 	21 Farm Labourer
FOLEY 		Mary 		Cork 		20 Farm Servant
FREEMAN 	George 		Cornwall 	28 Farm Labourer
HIGGINS 	John 		Kerry 		24 Farm Labourer
HIGGINS 	Cath. 		Kerry 		24 
HIGGINS 	Mary 		Kerry 		5mths.
HOCKING 	John 		Cornwall 	30 Farm Labourer
HOCKING 	Margaret 	Cornwall 	25
HOGAN 		Patrick 	Cork 		31 Farm Labourer
JONES 		Harriet 	Herefordshire 	21 Nurse
KEEFFE 		Jeremiah 	Cork 		20 Farm Labourer
LIBBY 		William 	Cornwall 	25 Farm Labourer
McCONWAY	Jas. 		Derry 		21 Farm Labourer
McCRYSTAL 	Mary 		Derry 		21 Servant
McFEELEY 	Bridget 	Derry 		22 Servant
McKINLEY 	Charles 	Donegal 	29 Farm Labourer
McKINLEY 	Moses 		Donegal 	27 Farm Labourer
McKINLEY 	Cath 		Donegal 	18
McPHILLIPS 	Pat 		Cavan 		21 Farm Labourer
MANN 		Mary 		Cornwall 	34 Matron on Voyage
MAPEY 		John 		Glamorgan 	38 Farm Labourer
MAPEY 		Jane 		Glamorgan 	36
MAPEY 		Emma 		Glamorgan 	14
MAPEY 		Mary A. 	Glamorgan 	12
MAPEY 		Janet 		Glamorgan 	10
MAPEY 		Charles 	Glamorgan 	 8
MAPEY 		Albert 		Glamorgan 	10mths.
NEIL 		Johanna 	Cork 		20 Farm Servant
PARKS 		W. James 	Armagh 		20 Farm Labourer
PASCOE 		Matthew Y. 	Cornwall 	26 Farm Labourer
PASCOE 		Margaret 	Cornwall 	27
PITT 		Joseph 		Staffordshire 	16 Labourer
SEWAN 		Catherine 	Cork 		21 Farm Servant
SHEPPERD 	Mary 		Derry 		18 Servant
THOMAS 		Thomas 		Cornwall 	49 Farm Labourer
THOMAS 		Ann 		Cornwall 	48
THOMAS 		Mary 		Cornwall 	23 Dairymaid
THOMAS 		Thomas 		Cornwall 	21 Farm Labourer
THOMAS 		Ann 		Cornwall 	19 Dairymaid
THOMAS 		Jane 		Cornwall 	17 Dairymaid
THOMAS 		Lily 		Cornwall 	16 Dairymaid
THOMAS 		Matthew 	Cornwall 	15 Farm Labourer
THOMAS 		Hannibal 	Cornwall 	11
THOMAS 		Charly 		Cornwall 	 9
THOMAS 		John 		Cornwall 	 6
TOLGNER 	Hannah 		Germany 	29 Servant
TREVORROW 	Elizabeth 	Cornwall 	22 Servant
VALLIS 		Mary E. 	Somerset 	19 Servant
WARD 		Patrick 	Cavan 		21 Farm Labourer
WEST 		James 		Tyrone 		59 Farmer
WEST 		Sarah 		Tyrone 		27 Servant
WEST 		Emily 		Tyrone 		22 Servant

Edwin Fox - Voyage to Port Nelson New Zealand arrived 1878.
Immigrants destined Westland Province.

AHERN 		Mary 		Cork 		20 Servant
AYLWARD 	Michael 	Kilkenny 	24 Farm Labourer
BUTLER 		Michael 	Tipperary 	22 Farm Labourer
CHANDLER 	Thomas 		Bedfordshire 	21 Farm Labourer
CLIFFORD 	Michael 	Kerry 		24 Farm Labourer
CLIFFORD 	Debora 		Kerry 		20 Servant
COFFEY 		Jeremiah 	Cork 		23 Farm Labourer
CONNOR 		Catherine 	Kerry 		20 Dairymaid
COUTTS 		Johanna 	Shetland 	15 Pupil Teacher
COUTTS 		William A. 	Shetland 	11
COVENAY 	Maria 		Lancashire 	19 Servant
DAVIES 		John 		Cornwall 	20 Coal Miner
DOGGET 		John 		Sussex 		24 Bricklayer
DOYLE 		Mary 		Tyrone 		22 Servant
DOYEL 		Isabella 	Tyrone 		18 Servant
DUNDAS 		Jane 		Durham 		26 Servant
EVANS 		Thomas 		Durham 		20 Labourer
FITZPATRICK 	Thomas 		Cork 		21 Farm Labourer
FLHERTY 	James 		Limerick 	22 Farm Labourer
FROST 		Thomas 		Limerick 	29 Farm Labourer
GALLAGHER 	Kitty 		Donegal 	25 Servant
GIBBS 		James 		Cornwall 	20 Farm Labourer
GOUGH 		Nenah 		Salop 		35 Farm Labourer
GOUGH 		Eliza 		Salop 		35
HALL 		Wm. John 	Antrim 		19 Farm Labourer
HARKIN 		John 		Dublin 		24 Farm Labourer
HARRISON 	Mary 		Dublin 		24 Servant
HARTIGAN 	John 		Limerick 	21 Farm Labourer
HASSELL 	Henry 		Cheshire 	29 Farm Labourer
HASSELL 	Mary 		Cheshire 	29
HASSELL 	William H. 	Cheshire 	 5
HASSELL 	Reuben 		Cheshire 	 4
HASSELL 	Alice 		Cheshire 	 2
HEANEY 		Robert 		Derry 		18 Labourer
HUZZIFF 	John 		Hertfordshire 	30 Farm Labourer
HUZZIFF 	Ellen J.A. 	Hertfordshire 	31
HUZZIFF 	William 	Hertfordshire 	 6
HUZZIFF 	John 		Hertfordshire 	 4
HUZZIFF 	Thomas 		Hertfordshire 	Infant
IRVING 		James 		Cumberland 	23 Miner
KELLY 		Pat 		Kerry 		24
KENNEDY 	Pat 		Kerry 		24 Farm Labourer
KNEE 		Tobias 		Donegal 	19 Farm Labourer
LYNCH 		Sarah 		Kerry 		21 Servant
McAULEY 	Biddy 		Donegal 	22 Servant
McCARTHY 	Michael 	Cork 		22 Farm Labourer
McCARTHY 	Mary A. 	Cork 		23 Servant
McCARTHY 	Mary 		Kerry 		18 Servant
McGINLEY 	Mary 		Donegal 	25 Servant
McGLONE 	Joseph 		Derry 		21 Farm Labourer
McGRATH 	Patrick 	Waterford 	31 Farm Labourer
McINTYRE 	Eliza 		Antrim 		23 Housemaid
McKENNA 	Rose 		Dublin 		33 Servant
McKENZIE 	Hector 		Lanarkshire 	29 Engineman
McKENZIE 	Margaret 	Lanarkshire 	28
McKENZIE 	John 		Lanarkshire 	 5
McKENZIE 	Hector 		Lanarkshire 	 4mths.
McLAUGHLAN 	Bridget 	Derry 		19 Servant
McMONAGLE 	Mary 		Donegal 	21 Servant
MAGILL 		Jane 		Antrim 		23 Servant
MAHER 		Thomas 		Kilkenny 	24 Farm Labourer
MOHAN 		Francis 	Monaghan 	27 Farm Labourer
MOHAN 		Patrick 	Monaghan 	24 Farm Labourer
MOHAN 		Maria 		Monaghan 	20
MOHAN 		Patrick 	Monaghan 	10mths.
MOHAN 		Mary 		Antrim 		22 Servant
MONAT 		Agnes 		Shetland 	38 Laundress
MONAT 		Margaret 	Shetland 	 5
MONTGOMERY 	Frederick 	Northampton 	32 Farm Labourer
MONTGOMERY 	Eliza 		Northampton 	40
MONTGOMERY 	John 		Northampton 	19 Farm Labourer
MONTGOMERY 	Issac 		Northampton 	17 Farm Labourer
NEAYOR 		Honora 		Limerick 	23 Servant
NEAYOR 		Mary 		Limerick 	20 Servant
NEAYOR 		William 	Limerick 	19 Farm Labourer
NEIL 		Jeremiah 	Kerry 		22 Farm Labourer
O'DONOVAN 	John 		Cork 		20 Farm Labourer
OKE 		John 		Devon 		22 Farm Labourer
O'SULLIVAN 	Pat 		Kerry 		26 Farm Labourer
PARKINS 	John 		Cumberland 	22 Miner
PARTRIDGE 	Jane 		Huntingdon 	18 Servant
PASK 		John 		Lincolnshire 	38 Farm Labourer
PASK 		Jane 		Lincolnshire 	29
PASK 		John Thomas 	Lincolnshire 	10
PASK 		William 	Lincolnshire 	 3
PASK 		Edward 		Lincolnshire 	Infant
PHELAN 		Richard 	Kikenny 	19 Farm Labourer
POWER 		James 		Waterford 	45 Labourer
POWER 		Mary 		Waterford 	30
POWER 		Margaret 	Waterford 	23 Servant
POWER 		Thomas 		Waterford 	22 Farm Labourer
POWER 		William 	Waterford 	18 Labourer
POWER 		Mary 		Waterford 	13 
POWER 		Thomas 		Waterford 	 7
POWER 		Daniel 		Waterford 	 5
POWER 		Katey 		Waterford 	 3
PRINCE 		George 		Somerset 	24 Farm Labourer
PRINCE 		Emily 		Somerset 	21 
PRINCE 		Maria 		Somerset 	 1
QUAID 		James 		Limerick 	30 Farm Labourer
ROGERS 		Hy. William 	Bedfordshire 	20 Gardener
ROWE 		Sampson 	Cornwall 	40 Farm Labourer
ROWE 		Elizabeth A. 	Cornwall 	39
ROWE 		Frederick 	Cornwall 	18 Farm Labourer
ROWE 		Wallace 	Cornwall 	16 Farm Labourer
ROWE 		Harry 		Cornwall 	13 Farm Labourer
ROWE 		Millicent 	Cornwall 	11
ROWE 		Clara 		Cornwall	 2
SHEEHAN 	Barth 		Waterford 	21 Farm Labourer
SLATTERY 	Thomas 		Limerick 	26 Farm Labourer
SMITH 		John 		Middlesex 	24 Bricklayer
SMITH 		Henry 		Middlesex 	20 Bricklayer
SULLIVAN 	Timothy 	Cork 		19 Farm Labourer
WILSON 		Joseph 		Yorkshire 	43 Farm Labourer
WILSON 		Hannah 		Yorkshire 	37
WILSON 		William 	Yorkshire 	17 Mine Labourer
WILSON 		George 		Yorkshire 	15 Mine Labourer
WILSON 		Jane A.		Yorkshire 	13
WILSON 		Joseph 		Yorkshire 	 8
WILSON 		Thomas 		Yorkshire 	 5
WILSON 		James 		Yorkshire 	 3

"Edwin Fox" - Voyage to Port Lyttelton 1880
108 passengers, only 104 listed.

The Star 4 May 1880. Port of Lyttelton -
May 3 - Edwin Fox, barque, 836 tons, Phease, from London has arrived. 116 days out, with 108 passengers, all well. Three deaths from scarlatina occurred at the commencement of the voyage, amongst the children. Saloon and second cabin passengers listed.

Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co.'s barque Edwin Fox, Captain J. Phease, arrived yesterday morning from London, after a passage of 116 days. She left with 20 saloon, 12 cabin and 77 steerage passengers. These numbers have been reduced by three deaths from scarlantina amongst the children, the names being
Mary C. Hunt, five years died Jan. 24
John Johnston, four years, Jan. 28
Jessie Johnstown, aged 32 years, on Feb. 18.
Since that date no sickness of any note was experienced among the passengers, the necessary precautions against the spread of infection, fumigation and destruction of clothing having fully been adopted. The passengers were quartered as usual, the second cabin being in the 'tween decks aft. The space allotted for use as a living room was large, but the sleeping berth were decidedly small and uninviting looking. One in particular was very dark, and the upper berth very wet from water finding its way down the side of the vessel. The steerage division for families was 'midships, and there was fair space and ventilation. Some of the berths were, however, rather dark. The single men were, as usual forward, and had plenty of room. The various divisions would have presented a much better appearance had they been cleaner. Complaints were made regarding the provisions, which some of the passengers alleged were not of good quality and somewhat scant in quantity. The sample of flour and bread made there from shown us was by no means good. They also stated that medical comforts, such as milk, sago, arrowroot and other necessaries could not be had when the children were suffering from illness. Most of the passengers are going on to Auckland. The medical officer, Dr Hunt, has his family with him, and intends settling here. The Edwin Fox will be berthed at the Gladstone Pier on Wednesday.

Saloon
BULL 		James
BULL 		Mrs.
BULL 		H.J.
BULL 		Alice J
BULL 		Annie
BULL 		Robert F.
BULL 		Harry
FLOWER 		A.E.
HART 		William
HUNT 		Dr. F.E.
Hunt 		Cecilia
HUNT 		Frederick
HUNT 		Philip
HUNT 		Katherine
HUNT 		Leslie
HUNT 		Francis
HUNT 		Ellen
RAWLINS 	Eustace
Thomas	 	Isabella

2nd cabin
DEIGHTON 	Thomas
DEIGHTON 	Mrs
DILLICAR 	Richard
DILLICAR 	Mrs. M.A.
DILLICAR 	Richard
DILLICAR 	Joseph
DILLICAR 	Ada
DILLICAR 	Alice
DILLICAR 	Annie
DILLICAR 	Thomas
ROLPH 		Edward

 and 77 Steerage
AITKEN 		James
ALLINSON 	John
ANDREWS 	Elizabeth
BILBOROUGH 	Henry
CONNELL 	Thomas
DALBY 		George
DAVIDSON 	John
DAVIDSON 	Mrs. M.
DIXON 		John
DOHERTY 	Bridget
DUNN 		J.W.
EAVES 		William
EAVES 		Mary J.
EAVES 		Robert
EAVES 		Ellen M.
EAVES 		Sarah J.
EXELBY 		Edward
EXELBY 		Edward
EXELBY 		Cecil
EXELBY 		Elizabeth
Steerage cont.

FORGAN 		James
FOSTER 		George
FOSTER 		Isabella
FOSTER 		Hannah
FOSTER 		Elenor
FOSTER 		John
GIBSON 		Mrs. Nora
GWYNN 		Mr. J.
GWYNN 		Mrs.
GWYNN 		Albert
HURFORD 	David
HURFORD 	Jane
HURFORD 	Samuel J.
HURFORD 	John Henry
HURFORD 	Fanny J.
HOBBS 		George
HOOPER 		Clement
HOOPER 		Mrs.
HOOPER 		Clement
HOOPER 		John
HOOPER 		William
HOOPER 		Francis
JARNERS 	James
JENKIN 		C.O.
JOHNSON 	Joseph
JOHNSON 	Mrs. E.
JOHNSON 	John
KERR 		John
KERR 		Rebecca
KERR 		William
KERR 		Jane
KERR 		Alice
KERR 		Catherine
KERR 		Evelin
KERR 		Francis
KERR 		Walter
KERR 		John
KIND 		Clement
KIND 		Elizabeth
LANGDALE 	O. or C.
MITCHELL 	Mrs. L.
McKEARNEY 	H.
McKINNON 	J.
RANFORD 	Mr. & Mrs.
RUTHERFORD 	John
SLOANE 		Patrick
TWOMEY 		Patrick M.
WALMSBEY 	T.
WALMSBEY 	Mrs.
WALMSBEY 	Alice
WISE 		Elizabeth
WISE 		Mrs.
YEO 		Samuel

 
Mates cabin

New Zealand Newspaper Snippets.

Evening Post, 19 March 1873, Page 2
The ship Edwin Fox, damaged in the Channel, put back in January, but sailed for Canterbury on the 7th March. The J. N. Fleming has arrived from Port Chalmers.

Otago Witness, 31 May 1873, Page 7 SCENE AT SEA
The disaster to the ship Edwin Fox, bound from London to Lyttelton, by which that vessel was compelled to put in to Brest for repairs, has been noticed in our columns on a previous occasion. We now reprint from the Scotsman an extract from a letter received in Edinburgh from a passenger on board, giving further particulars :—
Brest Bay, West of France, Wednesday, February 5, 1873.
We were delayed in leaving the Thames till the 29th ultimo. All went well till Saturday, the I1t inst., when a strong gale got up, but in our favour. We were all willing to endure a little rocking while the wind was favourable, but during Saturday night it came round almost right ahead. The ship laboured heavily all night, and we were about 150 miles south-west of the Scilly Isles, in the Bay of Biscay. About 8.30 a.m. Sunday, it blew a terrific hurricane, and all the passengers were keeping out of the way, and the most of them in bed, when a tremendous sea struck the ship on the starboard beam, broke the bulwark in a thousand pieces, carried away all the boats but one, and killed the doctor and a sailor. All the men that could crawl got on deck into every hole and corner, while all the women and children were closed down below. When I got on deck I thought heaven and earth were to meet. No pen can describe the scene ; the sea was running mountains high, the ship was labouring fearfully, and all on board held out no prospect but immediate death. I am no coward at sea, but I gave up all hope. The crippled state of the ship was a sad sight, and the dead bodies rolling from side to side as she heaved. Several of the crew got injured, and worse than that, the most of the rest got drunk on the stores that were exposed on deck, and went to their beds— any thing more disgraceful never was done by a crew. Mostly all the single men crept into the forecastle; the captain was in his place, but what could he do without men  He then put about ship, and returned. The hurricane continued all day, and every moment we expected to be down. Seeing that the sailors were either disabled or drunk, I suggested that the single men would do what they could. One company, with me, commenced to throw cargo overboard; while another company, with a plumber who was a passenger, commenced to rig up temporary pumps. You may be sure we wrought with a will, and in a short time the cargo was going over rapidly, and the pumps in motion. About 2.30 p.m. a large steamer passed quite near us, but could render us no assistance, as the sea was running mountains high. Then night was coming on, and what was to be done ? The rate we were going at would bring us on the rooks before morning, and to ' lie-to' was considered equally dangerous. Log, charts, and signals, and everything that any reckoning could be calculated by, were swept away. These were trying moments to our captain and officers, and at length they concluded to proceed for some time nearer land. About 8 p.m., we sighted a light— supposed to be the Scilly Isles— when he had to alter the course to keep off the rocks. About midnight, another steamer passed us, but would not venture any assistance, as the gale was still terrific. During all this time the pumps we kept going as hard as could be done, and we had the satisfaction to have gained upon the water considerably, whereby we concluded that she was making little water below, as it was going in on the hatches in large quantities. We continued the pumps all night without a moment's rest. About 1 a.m. Monday, a third steamer came in sight, and in answer to our rockets the captain veered round and asked what we wanted. Of course we asked him to stay by us till morning. He did so, to our great gratification. It turned out to be the Brazil mail steamer Copernicus, of Liverpool. About ten o'clock on Monday the captain launched a boat and gave us a rope. You may be sure that we were all rejoiced to find ourselves in tow. During the night we drifted considerably, and were nearly 100 miles from this port when the steamer took us in tow. The hurricane moderated to a strong gale during the day, but a fearful sea was rolling, and we plunged into it heavily as the mountainous seas struck us. The pumps were still kept going, and at dusk we had the satisfaction to suck her dry. During all this time you can better imagine the confusion than can describe it ; but, thank God, we anchored here about 4 a.m. (Tuesday). What is to be done with us now, I cannot say ; but we have had but very little comfort as yet, particularly the women and children. The beds are all wet, and everything about the ship is soaked with water. However, ye are in life, and we must not complain of discomfort. The doctor and sailor were at the pump when they were killed. The pump, &c. , was smashed into a hundred pieces, a piece of which nearly cut the doctor in two. Poor fellow! He was a line young man named Longlees. His body has just been coffined. The sailor's body was washed overboard. I almost forgot to state that half the crew jumped on board the steamer when she (same alongside on Monday morning, and left the captain with only boys and injured men. All the passengers exerted themselves as much as possible to assist him, in which part my previous knowledge of sea life came in very handy. I expect something will be done tomorrow to relieve us. Several of the passengers lost everything they had in the world. The boxes were dashing to and fro with fearful violence, and went into pieces. This evening three disabled vessels came into this port, and the steamer that took us in tow had to keep her pumps going constantly. There must have been great disaster to shipping, as it was fearful.

Evening Post, July 1873, Page 2
LYTTELTON. 30th June.
The disembarkation of immigrants per Edwin Fox to the sanitorium on Ripp Island, commenced yesterday and was finished to-day.
5th July. The ship Edwin Fox has been admitted to pratique.

Evening Post, 30 August 1873, Page 2
LYTTELTON.
29th August. The Edwin Fox and the Langton have sailed for Newcastle. The Jubilee cleared for London, Cargo— 972 bales of wool, 20 bales of flax, 5,40 casks of tallow...

North Otago Times, 10 May 1879, Page 2
Timaru. May 9.
A boat belonging to the barque Edwin Fox, containing Captain Phease and three sailors, was caught by a heavy sea this morning while coming ashore, and capsized. All the occupants, were, however, quickly rescued, Captain Phease and one of the sailors getting somewhat bruised by coming on to the reef.

North Otago Times, 3 May 1880, Page 2
CHRISTCHURCH. May 1.
Mr J. Cameron, of Lyttelton, received a telegram from his brother Captain Cameron, of the Titan, p. s., saying that he spoke the barque Edwin Fox from London, bound for Lyttelton, off Otago Heads, on Thursday last. The Edwin Fox has been out 114 days, and has 108 passengers on board.

The Southland Times, Saturday, May 21st 1881, pg2
Bluff Harbor - Arrived - May 19 - Edwin Fox, barque, 836 tons, Phease, from London. McPherson and Co., agents. Per Edwin Fox - 392 cases, 200 kegs, 155 casks, 9 bdls, 259 pkgs, 2175 pkgs and pieces. 3 cases pianos. Jacobs and Moir.
Order; 4245 rails, Hon. Minister for Public Works, 16 trunks Sloan and Sons, 75 do Whittingham Bros. and Instone; 138 do Guthrie and Larnach, 374 do Cowper and Wilson....The barque Edwin Fox of Southampton, owned by Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co., arrived at the Bluff at 3 p.m., on Thursday, after a passage of 147 days from London; or 135 days from the Downs. Mr Williams, chief officer. From the Cape to Tasmania experienced most extraordinary weather, nothing but gales of wind from the N.E. and S. and S.E. until two days before arrival. The Edwin Fox brings no passengers and the bulk of her cargo consists of steel rails, only a few tons of general cargo in the 'tween decks.. The powder she has on board will be landed before she is berthed alongside the wharf.

Timaru Herald, 20 October 1883, Page 2
Referring to the Edwin Fox, well known in Timaru, the Southland Times says : — Most people who have seen the bluff-bowed old barque Edwin Fox, now approaching an age no lady would own to, would never give the vessel credit for more than six knots an hour with even a small hurricane after her. Yet the tough old English craft has held her own with such a clipper as the Waipa on the run Home ; has beaten the Aberdeen clipper Famenoth, and small barque Electra, by nine and ten days respectively, and only lowered her colors to another well-known Bluff trader, the Tongoy, which beat the Fox by four days.

The Star Friday 12th April 1889 pg2
The R.M.S.S. Aorangi was busily engaged taking in frozen sheep from the hulk Edwin Fox yesterday afternoon.

Otago Witness Thursday March 26 1896 page 36
Bluff. The hulk of Edwin Fox has been chartered and commenced freezing mutton last week for the London market.

Otago Witness Thursday April 16 1896
Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 9 - Banffishie, s.s., 5526 tons, B. Coull, from London January 13, via Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and the Bluff. She has taken on board 12,000 carcasses frozen mutton and tallow. The hulk Edwin Fox hauled along side the Banffshire on Tuesday, to discharge frozen mutton.

Otago Witness Sept. 17  1886
The following vessels were in the port of Otago, Wednesday:-
At the George street Pier - Barque Edwin Fox

Timaru Herald
Thursday February 17 1887 pg 3 Long Lost Relatives
Thomas Reid, carpenter, of Broadway, Depford, left the West India Docks for New Zealand about 12 years ago, on board the emigrant ship Edwin Fox, and when last heard of was at Wairarapa.


What a  neat way to store dishes on board a vessel. The pantry served as the area to which hot food was brought from the gallery and served to the ship's officers and first class passengers. The dish rack above the wooden counter top, like the fiddle rack on the dining table, were designed to keep the dished in place while the sip was under way. The cabinets and dish racks were constructed to represent gallery furniture after the Star of India came to San Diego. The set of dished displayed here represent a pattern which dates to the 1870s "English Tea Leaf." The manufacture of this china, a variety of known as "Royal Ironstone," ran a pottery in Staffordshire England.