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
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:
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.
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