They knew how to build them in those days.
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
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
(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 :
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 5pm. Only 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: email@example.com
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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