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Glasgow to Port Chalmers 1860

OTAGO COLONIST  SEPTEMBER 28 1860
Otago Witness September  29 1860
Shipping Intelligence: September 24 - Henrietta, Cumming, from Glasgow, May 30 1860
[Otago Witness 4 August 1860, Page 4]

Passengers - Paying their own passages : 
Andrew		John 
[Begg		Samuel]
Black		Archibald 
Bremner 	John 
Cameron		Duncan, wife, 2 sons & 2 daughters
Dickson		William 
Dugard		Robert  (Duguid)
Eadie		William  wife, 1 son, 2 daughters
Erskine		James
Falconer	Janet
Farmer		James B. 
Ferguson	William 
Graham		George 
Grant		Elspeth 
Greig		David & wife
Greig		Janet
Hamilton	Mrs. David
Hewat		Robert wife & son & daughter
Litster		James 
McColl		Duncan 
McGill		William 
McLellan	James 
McLellan	Catherine 
McNeil		Hector, wife & daughter
Mill		Robert
Mill		William and wife Catherine 
Munro		Donald 
Oliver		Elizabeth 
Reid		Simon 
Robertson	Jas.
Ross		Donald  & wife
Smeaton		James 
[White		John]

Assisted emigrants:
Ballantine (?Ballantyne) Francis & Wife, 4 sons, 5 daughters
Cairns		 Peter & Wife, 1 son
Cameron		 Ewen & Wife, 7 sons, 3 daughters (Allan, Duncan & Ewen)
Cameron		 John and wife & Margaret (Angus Cameron paid �3 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on Sept. 24 1860 for John's passage))
Candich		 Margaret & 1 daughter
[Crichton	 William]
Clark		 Ann
Couper	(?Cowper)	 Ann
Crichton	 William
Dallas		 Thomas & and wife Elizabeth
Deans		 George & Wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters (Alexander Deans paid �44 5s passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago)
Deans		 John & Wife, 1 son, 1 daughter
Duncan		 Peter
Duncan		 William
Ferguson	 James
Gordon		 John
Grant		 James & Wife (Elspet)
Gray		 Walter wife, 3 sons, and daughter.
Greig		 Janet (paid �14 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on February 2 1872)
Gunn		 Hugh
Hardie		 James, & Wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters
Henderson	 John & Wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter (Alexander Henderson paid �38 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on April 16 1863)
Hislop		 Mungo & Wife, 1 son
Hunter		 Archibald & Wife, 1 son
Kinloch		 Margaret
Livingston	 Charles & Wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters
Mackay		 Angus
McColl		 Duncan & Wife, 4 sons, 4 daughters
McEwen		 Jessie
McKenzie	 John & Wife and 2 sons
McLaren		 John ?gardener (Dundee)
McLaren		 John & Wife, 2 sons 
McLeod		 Alexander & Wife, 1 son, 2 daughters
McPherson	 Angus & Wife
Marshall	 James & Wife, 2 sons
Mathieson	 Alexander
Morrison	 Malcolm & Wife, 5 sons
Murdoch		 Peter
Oliver		 John wife and 5 sons (James Oliver paid �10 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on May 26 1869)
Orr		 John & Wife, 6 (?5)sons, 3 daughters
Robertson	 Robert & Wife, 6 daughters
Robertson	 John
Rogers		 George & Wife
Sinclair	 Robert & Helen, James, John, Arthur 
Sinclair	 Robert & Wife
Smith		 George
Steedman	 James & Wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter
Steven		 James
Sutherland	 John (?Lybster)
Sutherland	 Benjamin
Sutherland	 John & Wife, 1 son, 1 daughter
Swan		 Agnes
Webster		 Robert
Young		 William & Wife, 3 sons (James)
The above list includes 
  4 farmers
26 ploughmen
17 shepherds
  3 masons
  9 quarrymen
  3 blacksmiths
  4 carpenters
  1 tailor
  1 teacher
  4 gardeners
14 labourers
20 female servants.


From the "Otago Witness"
"THE HENRIETTA"   The barque "Henrietta" arrived at the Heads on Monday morning, after a passage of 115 days from Glasgow. The rather protracted voyage is referable to bad weather since passing the meridian of the Cape, previous to which not a reef had been taken in the topsails. She had on board, at starting 238 souls, equal to 194� statute adults, a  number which has been somewhat reduced by the casualties noted below. We regret to learn that sickness has prevailed, and is still prevalent among the passengers to a considerable extent, though there have been no infections or contagious diseases. Various reports are in circulation as to the cause of illness, it having been alleged by some that the accommodation on board was insufficient, by others that the passengers have not received the necessary medical attention: and certainly the disgraceful fact that the surgeon was locked up on a charge of drunkenness a few hours after landing, does not say much for his fitness for his onerous duties. The captain states, however, that the passengers were far from generally healthy when they embarked, and their appearance on boarding was certainly not such as could have been wished, or equal to that of previous arrivals. One female died on board the "Oberon" on the passage up the harbour. We presume that some inquiry will take place, and therefore refrain from further comment.
The following births and deaths have occurred:

BIRTHS
July 17		Mrs. J Deans	 of a son premature (died in 24 hours)
July 20		Mrs. R Sinclair	 a son
July 17		Mrs. Hamilton	 a daughter 

DEATHS
July 18		Mary Deans	 aged 2 yrs	 Decline
July 19		R Robertson	 aged 40	 Apoplexy
August 6	John Sutherland	 aged 23 months	 Decline
August 30	Robert Orr	 aged 2 yrs	 Marasmus
Sept 5		John Cameron	 aged 15 yrs	 Brain fever
Sept 7		Hannah Oliver	 aged 19 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 13		Catherine Cameron aged 20 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 17		Catherine Cameron aged 19 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 22		Grace Cameron	 aged 23 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 26		Mrs. Ballantine	 aged 26 yrs	 Decline

The following address was given signed by 70 passengers:
"Dear Sir,-
Now that we have landed in our adopted land we feel it to be our duty to express our high appreciation of your qualities as a commander and your conduct as a gentleman. We likewise desire to testify our appreciation of the conduct of Mr.Finnie Chief Officer and Mr.Turner second Officer and also of the crew who have done everything in their power to add to our comfort by many acts of kindness during the voyage With every wish that prosperity may attend to you to the termination of your career we remain yours, &c."
  

Information courtesy of Alison de Caen who is researching the Hamilton and Litster families. Posted 3 January 2000.

Otago Witness, 6 October 1860, Page 5
The following; letter, accompanied by a gold chain was presented to Captain Gumming of the Henrietta by a number of the passengers : � We, the undersigned passengers by the barque Henrietta, from Glasgow to Otago, wish to express our gratitude and esteem of Captain Gumming as a commander and gentleman, and also his uniform kindness and attention to promote our comfort during the voyage, by presenting him with a gold chain, wishing that all success may attend him to the end of his career.


Deans - Two families from Berwick, SCT, arrived in Dunedin from Glasgow, Sept. 1860. A son John George m. Emily Smart in Timaru in 1879 and went to Waimate until 1894. What did his parents' family do from their arrival in 1860 till 1879? Also the other family, George, wife, 3 Sons & 3 daughters. What became of their lives? Both arrived on the Henrietta.  If you have any information to share of the deans family please contact Barry Pycroft. Posted 26 March 2007.

John DEANS and his wife Alison ANDERSON, both born around 1828, John in Foulden Deans, BEW, Scotland, and Alison in Lintlaw, Scotland. Marriage was on 28 March 1856. A child, George, who was born 18 Jun 1856 in Bewwickshire, Scotland, died Green Island, Dunedin, and buried 3 days later in the Green Island Cemetery.  John George married Emily SMART on 21 July 1879 at the St Mary's School Church in Timaru.

Emily SMART married George DEANS, son of John. George died 15 Nov 1930 in Green Island. Seven children of George and Emily who moved with with George to Waikaka Valley,  Southland sometime between 1894-1897, ocupations listed as Carter, and Farmer.

Emily SMART, daughter of William SMART and Sarah WILLSON, was born 8 Jan 1852 Riccarton, Christchurch, baptised 15 Feb 1852 at St Paul's, Papanui, Christchurch, died 7 Jun 1894 in Waimate, buried 3 days later in the Waimate Cemetery.

Between them, 7 confirmed children:
Sarah Emily Allison - b. 14 Jan 1880 Waimate
William George - b. 4 Jul 1883 Waimate
Frederick John - b. 7 Jun 1885 Waimate
Flora Isabella Alice - b 24 Mar 1887 Waimate
Ellenor Mary May - b. 12 Oct 1889 Waimate
Jessie Maud Mary - b. 1 May 1891 Waimate
Charles Alexander - b. 4 May 1894 Waimate (died about 1 month after Emily)

Emily did have another child before Sarah Emily, but I'm not sure of George is the father or not. He is: James Henry SMART - b. 21 Jul 1874, Greendale, Canterbury.

George remarried in 1910 to Sarah Ann ELLIS on 27 Jul 1910 at Burnside, Green Island, Dunedin. No children from this marriage, but Sarah did have one from her previous marriage. Also, Sarah was the daughter of William ELLIS and Eliza SMART. (Eliza being Emily's sister).


Otago Witness 8 October 1902, Page 58
The death is announced of Mrs Malcolm Morrison, a resident of Lakeside, Kaitangata, of some 40 years' standing. Mrs Morrison came out to New Zealand in the ship Henrietta, with her husband and family. The late Sir John McKenzie came out by the same ship. Two years after their arrival in the colony the family removed to Lakeside, where Mrs Morrison has lived ever since. Deceased, who was said to be one of the most accomplished Gaelic readers in Otago. was 79 years of age, and is survived by six sons and one daughter, her husband having died six years ago.

Otago Witness, 20 October 1860, Page 5
An Inquest was held at the house of Mr. John Johnstone, farmer, North Taieri, on the body of Wm. Ferguson, labourer, who recently arrived in this colony by the "Henrietta." James Smeaton, an acquaintance and fellow passenger, stated that deceased had been afflicted with rheumatism at home, which induced him to come to New Zealand, in the hope of getting rid of it. He was very lowspirited on the voyage out, and rheumatic. On his arrival he heard that this was a very bad climate for rheumatism, which information had afterwards depressed his spirits. About two weeks since deceased went into the employment of Mr. Johnstone, and feeling rheumatic pains in his back and hip, he obtained an embrocation from Dr. Nelson. On Saturday last he became worse, and confined to bed. On Sunday his friend Smeaton visited him ; on bidding deceased farewell, the latter said it is not very likely you will see me again. Smeaton endeavoured to cheer up his drooping spirits by telling him he would soon get rid of his rheumatism. Deceased said, there is more the matter with me than rheumatism. I have taken a draught out of the bottle of embrocation, in older to make away with myself, as I am not going to be a burden upon any person. Smeaton then bade him good bye, and went down stairs and informed Mrs. Johnstone of deceased's attempt to destroy himself. Mrs. Johnstone sent up the servant Angus Ross to bring away the bottle of embrocation ; he immediately returned, saying deceased was nearly gone, he was either vomiting blood or something else. Mrs. Johnstone and Smeaton immediately went up stairs to deceased, who was then dead, with his throat cut, and the razor with which he had committed the rash act, lying close by. The Jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict � " That deceased bad destroyed himself, being at the time perfectly sane." The Coroner therefore ordered him to be buried at night, between the hours of 9 and 12, and his property to be confiscated.