The Forfarshire, 1238 tons, built in 1867, arrived in Auckland, Captain Daniel Jones, from London, under the Shaw Savill flag, with 231 souls. She left London on March 19 1875. A protracted passage of 108 days. The deaths were four infants and one adult.
Alphabetical passenger listing found on the comprehensive Auckland Cities library site was compared with the below transcription. Comments in brackets. Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1840-1885 from newspaper. Trans-Tasman migration not included. Often those in steerage were also not included in the newspaper reports. To obtain a full listing just entered the name of the ship and the year. Try different spelling variations. Also vessel newspaper reference.
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The following images are from the The Daily Southern Cross Thursday 8th July 1875.
ARRIVAL OF THE FORFARSHIRE
The ship Forfarshire, consigned to L.D. Nathan and Co., arrived after a rather protracted passage yesterday from London, and anchored in the Tiri Tiri passage. The vessel is a fine specimen of naval architecture, and had it not been for the adverse winds encountered on the passage would, no doubt, have made a rapid run, The following is the report supplied to us by Captain Daniel Jones:-
The Forfarshire left London on the 19th March, and took her final departure from the Channel on the 22nd. Variable winds and heavy weather were experienced in the Channel. The equator was reached on the 10th April. After crossing the equator experienced nothing but light variable winds and calms from the S.E. until in latitude 33°S., a very high barometer the whole time. On the 7th and 8th May signs of a change appeared, with a falling barometer. Upon the morning of the 9th, the barometer had fallen to 29°35, with dark lowering weather, the wind increased to a strong gale, with torrents of rain. At 4p.m. until 8p.m. a heavy gale with violent squalls, and torrents of rain continued. Electric lights were visible upon each yard arm and at the mast-head. At 9p.m.. after a heavy burst, the wind died away, and veered to the North, where it remained until 10a.m. It then backed to the eastward, and continued with a very high sea until 3a.m. during which time the barometer commenced to fall to 28°90 and 5 to 28°75, blowing furious. At 5p.m. the fore-topmast head and topgallant mast gear carried away fell by the board, and shortly after the maintop gallant mast followed, smashing up the starboard forward cutter, splitting lower topsails, and doing much other damage aloft. At 6p.m. the storm abated, and veered north-eastwards, after which the barometer rose slowly, the ship being under close-reefed topsails during the time. A strong gale continued for about eighteen hours after from the north-west. All the foretop-gallant gear, sails, &c., was entirely lost, but we saved considerable of the main, thus ending one of the most severe storms it has been my misfortune to encounter, and which was in all its stages a complete cyclone of the severest kind. During this time the vessel was in latitude 33deg. 20min. S., and longitude 17deg. W. The remainder of the voyage a succession of severe gales, mostly from the N.E., was experienced. Since passing Tasmania, heavy S.W. and N.W. gales. Sighted the North Cape on Saturday last, a heavy gale being experienced down the coast; anchored for the night inside Tiritiri passage. The passengers are reported to be all well. The deaths were four infants and one adult. The Forfarshire will probably arrive in port during to-day, weather permitting, when the usual inspection of the Health Officer will take place.
The following is a list of the immigrants on board:-
FAMILIES.- Boreham Charles J. and Jessie Boreham Phoebe R., Henry, and Alice M. Butler James and Elizabeth Clements Robert and Elizabeth Clements Elizabeth, Robert E., and Sarah A. Crowley John and Ellen Crowley Mary Davis Elijah and Anne Davis Albert, Robert, and Caroline Doorley Walter and Mary A. Fitzgerald James and Ellen Fitzgerald Margaret, Ellen, and Catherine Gleeson Daniel and Ellen Griffiths Joseph and Margaret Griffiths David R. and Mary A. Jones William and Mary Jones William and Prudence Keane William and Mary Keane Patrick and Thomas Keefe Edward and Mary Kidd James and Mary A. Kidd Kidd Alice Kennedy Thomas and Elizabeth Kennedy Thomas, John, and Anne Kyley Maurice and Margaret and Mary Kyley Lampard Ada and Sydney Lampard Thomas and Emma McManus Joseph and Anne McManus Anne McManus William and Margaret McManus Anne, Charles, and Theresa Meara John and Harriet Meara Margaret, James, Sarah, and Daniel Mills James and Isabella Mills Edward Morgan William and Mary Morrisey Thomas and Catherine Quin Richard and Margaret Quin Margaret and Richard Rylance William and Eliza J. Rylance William, John, and Isabella J. Sharpe William and Margaret Sharpe Hugh, John, and William Sharpe Charles C. and Maria Skivington John and Mary Syme William and Agnes Syme Annie, William, Amelia, Jessie, Thomas, and James Thako Ellen Wright Charles and Margaret Wright Edith
SINGLE MEN. –
Alkings William Aldred Francis Auld Wm. Bagg Wm. Baden Wm. Beaumont John Bowick James Cock James Cock Thomas Colclough Timothy Conners John Connoll Patrick Cornfort Edward Croley John Cunningham Pat Daley Daniel Davies Thos. Dolan Patrick Donovan Timothy and Denis Dickson James Enright Thomas Fountain Robert Fitzgerald Maurice Fitzgerald William and James Griffiths Thomas and Jos. Hackott Albert Howe Robert Healey Patrick Hickey Kerin Hennessy Edward Helps W Heron Patrick Hutchinson W. R Hindmarsh John Hogan David Hogan William Jenkins Samuel Jones Robert Keefe Michael Keefe William Kelly Cornelius Keneally Maurice Keys John J Kingshand Thomas Low James P McCord James Moreland Samuel Murray Samuel Mercer John McCullom William McManus Wm. John Moriaty Edmond Mulcahy Michael Mullins Kevin O’Brien William O’Brien Thomas O’Shea Cornelius Pinkerton Francis Quin John Sharpe George Skerritt Edward Spratt James Smith William Stockley Henry Sullivan John Surrey William Sweeney John Thomson Alfred W Thornton William Tills Charles Waddell William Walsh Thomas West William Williams James Wisley John
SINGLE WOMEN. –
Barnett Mary A Bryning Eleanor Collins Kate Daley Ellen Fitzgerald Mary, Honora and Bridget Foley Mary French Sarah Gliney Catherine Goggins Mary Griffin Julia Griffiths Sarah A, and Margaret Gowan Agnes Hunter Jane Keeley Sarah A Keefe Mary Elizabeth Keeley Elizabeth, Edith, and Jessie Lavender Mary Maguire Ann Monks Mary and Elizabeth Morgan Margaret McCarthy Mary A McLaughlin Jane Parker Catherine Pinkerton Jane Rossa Eleanor Sprat Ellen and Ann Syme Jane Vine Fanny M. and Emily
NATIONALITY.- English 74; Scotch, 25; Irish, 125; Welsh, 5; American, 2. Total number of souls, 231.
CLASSIFICATION.- 27 farm laborers, 14 general laborers,, 20 ploughmen, 1 navvy, 2 gardeners, 1 farmer, 12 miners, 1 stoker, 1 tailor, 1 sawyer, 4 carpenters, 1 joiner, 1 cooper, 1 wheelwright, 1 boilermaker, 1 plumber, 1 painter, 3 shoemakers, 4 colliers, 1 miller, 1 bricklayer; total, 105. Single women: 22 general servants, 3 housemaids, 2 cooks, 1 dairymaid, 1 dressmaker, 1 nurse; total 30.
Otago Witness Saturday 18th October 1879 page 14
Hawea, s.s., 462 tons, Kennedy, for Auckland via the East Coast. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton - Burton Miss McKinsley Mr Mann Mr Purdie Mr For Wanganui - Collins Mr S For Tauranga - McGlashan Mr and Mrs For Napier Adams Mr R Due Mr For Auckland - Long Mr Murdoch Mr Simes Miss and 10 steerage 5 immigrants ex Forfarshire for Lyttelton, 1 do for Nelson, 19 do for Wellington.
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