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'Hereford' 1879 

Passenger Listing  

The Hereford, an iron ship with two decks and one cemented bulkhead was built in 1869 by J. Elder & Co. at Glasgow for the Merchant Shipping Co., of London. Owner: J. Nourse. Was chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company in the seventies and made three voyages out to New Zealand all to Lyttelton with approximately three hundred emigrants each time. 1874, 1878 and 1879. page 16

Voyage Account. [opens in another window] Thanks to Samuel Pearson, a seventeen year old lad, we have a first hand account of the 1879 voyage out.

The Star Wednesday 31st December 1879  page 2
The Timaru Herald Thursday 1st January 1880 page 2

Lyttelton - Arrived
Dec. 30 - Hereford, ship, 1440 tons, McCarthy, arrived from London in night via Plymouth, 95 days out. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents. Passengers - 393 Government immigrants, all well, and 11 saloon passengers. The trip was a moderate weather one. The vessel left Plymouth on October 6th; crossed the line on November 1st; passed the Cape November 26th; the Lewin on December 17th; Tasmania on the 22nd; and made the Snares on December 26th. 

Three children died on the passage, viz.,
Annie Cross, 4 years
Henry Smith 4 months
Beatrice Jenkins, 22 months
One birth occurred, Mrs Charles Burrell of a son [Oct. 30 1879]
The single women will be landed this afternoon. Her passage was 85 days.

The passenger list  below was transcribed by Bill Moffat. Thank you Bill. He obtained a copy from Wellington office of NZ Archives. All 44 pages!! Most of it unreadable. We presume that the Archives NZ branch in Christchurch may have some information. Posted June 11 2004.

No Family   Page Tansferred 	NAME		First Name	Age    County		Occupation	Comment
    No     first listing to page	        
1	1	1		Atkinson	William		39	Durham		Shipwright	
2	1	1		Atkinson	Mary 		39			
3	1	1		Atkinson	Mary		7				
4	1	1		Atkinson	Horooice	5				
5	2	1		Greener		Joseph		47	Warwick		G_ Maker	
6	2	1		Greener		Elizabeth	40							
7	2	1		Greener		Isabel		9			
8	SW	1	24	Thurlow		Mary		41	Westmoreland			Husband William Did not embark
9	SM	1	18	Thurlow		Henry		20	Westmoreland		
10	SW	1	24	Thurlow		Maria		18							
11	SM	1	18	Thurlow		William 	15	Westmoreland		
12	SW	1	24	Thurlow		Mary 		13				
13	4	1		McCormick	James		53	Antrim		Flagbuyer?	
14	4	1		McCormick	Alice		52					
15	SW	1	24	McCormick	Mary		28	Antrim		Gen Servant	
16	SW	1	24	McCormick	Alicia		26	Antrim		Gen Servant
17	SW	1	24	McCormick	Margaret	24	Antrim		Gen Servant
18	SW	1	24	McCormick	Rose 		22	Antrim		Gen Servant
19	SW	1	24	McCormick	Sarah		20	Antrim		Gen Servant
20	SW	1	24	McCormick	Jane		16	Antrim		Gen Servant
21	SM	1	18	McCormick	John		18	Antrim		Farm Labourer
22	5	2		Ball		Henry		35	Gloster		Ag Labourer
23	5	2		Ball		Dianna		35						
24	6	2		Best		Benjamin	28	York		Ag Labourer
25	6	2		Best		Sarah I		27						
26	6	2		Best		Arthur		3					
27	6	2		Best		Horace		4m		
28	7	2		Best		Frederick	26	York		Ag Labourer
29	7	2		Best		Ellen		20						
30	7	2		Best		Sarah 		2				
31	7	2		Best		Maria		8m		
32	8	2		Booth		Firth		25	York		Wool spinner
33	8	2		Booth		Sarah		25					
34	9	2		Bradley		John		43	Lancashire	Brickmaker
35	9	2		Bradley		Alice		41						
36	9	2		Bradley		Mary		10				
37	9	2		Bradley		Richard		7					
38	9	2		Bradley		Sarah		2				
39	10	2		Burrell		Charles		35	Lanark		Smith
40	10	2		Burrell		Susan		31						
41	10	2		Burrell		John		10					
42	10	2		Burrell		James		7					
43	10	2		Burrell		Charles		6					
44	10	2		Burrell		Amie		4				
45	10	2		Burrell		Mary		2				
46	11	3		Butt		Thomas		35	Surrey		Ag Labourer
47	11	3		Butt		Caroline	30						
48	SW	3	24	Butt		Charlotte	24	Kent		Cook	
49	SM	3	18	Butt		Harry		22	Kent		Gardener	
50	SM	3	18	Butt		George		13	Kent		Bakers Asst	
51	SM	3	19	Butt		Frederick	19	Kent		Bakers Asst	
52	12	3		Cross		John		35	Devon		Bootmaker	
53	12	3		Cross		Mary		30							
54	SW	3	24	Cross		Sarah		12							
55	12	3		Cross		William		8						
56	12	3		Cross		Annie (Died)	4					Died on the voyage
57	12	3		Cross		John		2						
58	12	3		Cross		Forth?		25							
59	13	3		Dalley		Henry		41	Hereford	Brickmaker	Head constable
60	13	3		Dalley		Sarah A		39							
61	SM	3	18	Dalley		Wallace		18	Glamorgan	Brickmaker	
62	SM	3	18	Dalley		Joseph		14								
63	13	3		Dalley		William		10						
64	13	3		Dalley		Lucy A		8				
65	13	3		Dalley		Henry I		3					
66	14	4		Delahunt	Paul		51	Lancashire	Farmer
67	14	4		Delahunt	Mary		49				
68	SM	4	18	Delahunt	John		22	Lancashire	Gardener
69	SM	4	18	Delahunt	Frank		17	Lancashire	Grocer
70	SW	4	24	Delahunt	Elizabeth	20	Lancashire	Barmaid
71	SW	4	24	Delahunt	Eleanor		13	Lancashire	Nurse
72	15	4		Dixon		George		26	York		Wheelwright
73	15	4		Dixon		Mary		26						
74	15	4		Dixon		William		1					
75	15	4		Dixon		George		2m			
76	16	4		Ede		Edward		34	Surrey		Labourer
77	16	4		Ede		Mary		32						
78	16	4		Ede		Eunice		9				
79	16	4		Ede		Ellen		8				
80	16	4		Ede		Henry		5					
81	16	4		Ede		Arthur		2					
82	17	4		Evans		William		27	Gloster		Ag Labourer
83	17	4		Evans		Mary 		23						
84	17	4		Evans		Mary		6				
85	17	4		Evans		Ester 		3				
86	18	4		Farr		Isaac		44	Warwick		Carting
87	18	4		Farr		Ann		45						
88	SW	4	24	Farr		Elizabeth	20						
89	SW	4	24	Farr		Kate		18						
90	SW	4	24	Farr		Louisa		16						
91	18	4		Farr		Jessie		11				
92	18	4		Farr		Ernest		8					
93	19	4		Flintoff	Robert		31	Northumberland	Blacksmith
94	19	4		Flintoff	Hannah		26				
95	20	5		Geering		John		31	Kent		Fireman
96	20	5		Geering		Amelia		29						
97	20	5		Geering		Bertha		5				
98	20	5		Geering		George		3					
99	21	5		Giles		William		31	York		Ag Labourer
100	21	5		Giles		Ellen		31					
101	21	5		Giles		Florence	9				
102	21	5		Giles		Mary A		7				
103	21	5		Giles		Ammie		5				
104	21	5		Giles		George		3					
105	21	5		Giles		Clara		1				
106	22	5		Gulliford	John		24	Somerset	Labourer
107	22	5		Gulliford	Jane		23						
108	23	5		Irvine		John		39	Lanark		Carpenter
109	23	5		Irvine		Henrietta	37						
110	SW	5	24	Irvine		Janet		17	Lanark	
111	SM	5	18	Irvine		James		15	Lanark	
112	23	5		Irvine		Mary		3	Lanark		
113	23	5		Irvine		George		11m	Lanark		
114	24	5		Jenkins		Francis 	33	Midlands	Carpenter	
115	24	5		Jenkins		Sarah		28							
116	24	5		Jenkins		Frank		7						
117	24	5		Jenkins		Melville	4					
118	24	5		Jenkins		Beatrice (Died)	1					Died on the voyage
119	25	6		Jones		Stephen		34	Stafford	Ag Labourer	
120	25	6		Jones		Mary		34							
121	25	6		Jones		Clara		11					
122	25	6		Jones		Mary 		9					
123	25	6		Jones		George		2						
124	26	6		Kilburn		Mark		30	York		Mason	
125	26	6		Kilburn		Jane		30							
126	26	6		Kilburn		Herbert		5						
127	26	6		Kilburn		Anne		2					
128	27	6		Lathan		Thomas		23	Lancashire	Ag Labourer
129	27	6		Lathan		Jane		24						
130	27	6		Lathan		Joseph		9					
131	27	6		Lathan		Alice		1			
132	28	6		List		William 	29	Suffolk		Ag Labourer
133	28	6		List		Elizabeth	25						
134	28	6		List		Mary 		3				
135	28	6		List		James		2					
136	28	6		List		Thomas		4m			
137	29	6		Lucas		William		44	Worchester	Carpenter
138	29	6		Lucas		Sarah		43						
139	SW	6	24	Lucas		Sarah 		22	Worchester	Tailoress
140	SM	6	18	Lucas		William		21	Worchester	Carpenter
141	SM	6	18	Lucas		Frederick	19	Worchester	Carpenter
142	SM	6	18	Lucas		John		18	Worchester	Carpenter
143	SM	6	18	Lucas		George		13	Worchester	
144	29	6		Lucas		Anne		10				
145	29	6		Lucas		Charles		8					
146	30	6		McAvoy		Patrick		39	Derry		Ag Labourer
147	30	6		McAvoy		Rebecca		38						
148	31	7		McKecknie	William		26	Stirling	Quarryman
149	31	7		McKecknie	Jane		27						
150	31	7		McKecknie	John		2					
151	31	7		McKecknie	Jeanie		10m		
152	32	7		Mason		William		24	Durham		Ag Labourer
153	32	7		Mason		Elizabeth	22						
154	33	7		Miles		William		25	Gloster		Ag Labourer
155	33	7		Miles		Mary		27						
156	33	7		Miles		Ellen		5				
157	33	7		Miles		Francis		4					
158	33	7		Miles		Howard		2					
159	33	7		Miles		Mabel		3m		
160	34	7		Moffatt		William		39	Durham		Labourer
161	34	7		Moffatt		Barbara		30		
162	SW	7	25	Moffatt		Margaret	12			Nurse
163	34	7		Moffatt		John		10					
164	34	7		Moffatt		William		7					
165	34	7		Moffatt		Minnie		5				
166	34	7		Moffatt		Emma		3				
167	34	7		Moffatt		Florence	1				
168	34	7		Moffatt		Jessie		3m		
169	35	8		Morrow		John		60	Down		Farmer
170	35	8		Morrow		Isabella	40				
171	SM	8	18	Morrow		William		23	Down		Ag Labourer
172	SM	8	18	Morrow		David		17	Down		Ag Labourer
173	35	8		Morrow		James		11					
174	35	8		Morrow		Robert		9					
175	35	8		Morrow		John		6					
176	36	8		Murray		William		36	Ayr		Ag Labourer
177	36	8		Murray		Mary		31					
178	SM	8	18	Murray		Thomas		12	Ayr	
179	36	8		Murray		Andrew		10					
180	36	8		Murray		Jeanie		5				
181	36	8		Murray		Helen		3				
182	36	8		Murray		James		10m			
183	36	8		Murray		William		7					
184	37	8		Patterson	John		37	Cumberland	Ag Labourer
185	37	8		Patterson	Elizabeth	35						
186	37	8		Patterson	Elizabeth	10				
187	37	8		Patterson	Mary		3				
188	37	8		Patterson	Martha		6m		
189	38	8		Pickard		John		30	Stafford	Labourer
190	38	8		Pickard		Sarah		27						
191	38	8		Pickard		William		5					
192	38	8		Pickard		John		1					
193	39	9		Quigley		August		43	Derry		Ag Labourer
194	39	9		Quigley		Mary		38						
195	SW	9	25	Quigley		Mary 		19					
196	SM	9	18	Quigley		John		17	Derry		Ag Labourer
197	SM	9	18	Quigley		Andrew		15	Derry		Ag Labourer
198	SW	9	25	Quigley		Sarah		13						
199	39	9		Quigley		Hugh		10					
200	39	9		Quigley		James		7					
201	39	9		Quigley		William		4					
202	39	9		Quigley		Francis		1m			
203	40	9		Smith		James		23	Gloster		Ag Labourer
204	40	9		Smith		Mary		25						
205	40	9		Smith		Frederick	3					
206	40	9		Smith		Winifred	1				
207	41	9		Smith		William		30	Lincoln		Ag Labourer
208	41	9		Smith		Mary		26						
209	41	9		Smith		Beehen		1					
210	41	9		Smith		Emma		4				
211	42	9		Styles		Frederick	40	Kent		Woodsman
212	42	9		Styles		Ellen		39					
213	SM	9	19	Styles		George		15	Kent	
214	42	9		Styles		Alfred		11					
215	42	9		Styles		Frederick	6					
216	43	9		Trevorran	Richard		30	Cornwall	Ag Labourer
217	43	9		Trevorran	Mary		27						
218	43	9		Trevorran	Elizabeth	6				
219	43	9		Trevorran	Nancy		4				
220	43	9		Trevorran	Jane		1				
221	44	10		Underhill	George		32	Warwick		Ag Labourer
222	44	10		Underhill	Ann		30						
223	44	10		Underhill	George		11					
224	44	10		Underhill	Lucy 		8					
225	44	10		Underhill	John		2						
226	44	10		Underhill	Sarah		15							
227	45	10		Varcoe		Josiah		38	Cornwall	Carrier 7 Farmer	
228	45	10		Varcoe		Hannah		33							
229	SW	10	25	Varcoe		Eda Mary	14	Cornwall		
230	SM	10	19	Varcoe		Thomas James	13								
231	45	10		Varcoe		Beatrice	11					
232	45	10		Varcoe		Ammie		9					
233	45	10		Varcoe		Ethel		8					
234	45	10		Varcoe		?		7					
235	45	10		Varcoe		Josiah		3						
236	45	10		Varcoe		Wesley		1						
237	45	10		Varcoe		William?	30								
238	46	10		Walker		Robert		39	Down		Ag Labourer	Schoolmaster?
239	46	10		Walker		Ann		36							
240	SW	10	25	Walker		Mary		16							
241	SM	10	19	Walker		James		14	Down		
242	SW	10	25	Walker		Ammie		12							
243	46	10		Walker		R?		11						
244	46	10		Walker		Violet		8					
245	47	10		Wright		John		43	Gloster		Blacksmith	
246	47	10		Wright		Sarah		40							
247	47	10		Wright		Alice		9					
249	48	11		Smith		Henry		30	Middlesex	Printer	
250	48	11		Smith		Elizabeth	28							
251	48	11		Smith		George		1m					Did this child die on the voyage?
252	49	11		Oliver		Henry		42	Cheshire	Machinist	
253	49	11		Oliver		Jane		40							
254	SW	11	25	Oliver		Fanny		13							
255	49	11		Oliver		Martha		9					
256	50	11		Lange		August		34	Germany		
257	50	11		Lange		Genedghere?	30						
258	50	11		Lange		Clara		4				
259	50	11		Lange		Olga		2				
260	SM	16		Coates		Francis		25	Devon		Ag Labourer
261	SM	16		Bowes		Emerson		21	York		Ag Labourer
262	SM	16		Heseltine	James		23	York		Ag Labourer
263	SM	16		Pearson		Samuel		17	Worcester	Ag Labourer
264	SM	16		Treloar		Thomas		24	Cornwall	Shoeing smith
265	SM	16		Best 		William		22	York		Ag Labourer
266	SM	16		Blackwell	Thomas		29	Warwick		Whitesmith
267	SM	16		Buckley		Thomas		20	Cork		Labourer
268	SM	16		Casey		Robert		22	Cork		Ag Labourer
269	SM	16		Connor		M-ce?		19	Kerry		Ag Labourer
270	SM	16		Connor		Daniel		22	Kerry		Ag Labourer
271	SM	16		Cootes		John		24	Cavan		Ag Labourer
272	SM	16		Donahue		Peter		21	Firmanaugh	Ag Labourer
273	SM	16		Donovan		Derek		23	Cork		Ag Labourer
274	SM	16		Donovan		John		21	Cork		Ag Labourer
275	SM	16		Drury		Patrick		27	Roscommon	Ag Labourer
276	SM	16		Dunne		Florence	19	Kerry		Ag Labourer
277	SM	16		Egan		Patrick		22	Kerry		Labourer
278	SM	16		Fitzgerald	James		20	Cork		Ag Labourer
279	SM	16		Fitzgibbon	Patrick		23	Clare		Ag Labourer
280	SM	16		Guy		Thomas		48	Northumberland	Equine
281	SM	16		Guy		John		19			Taylor
282	SW	16	25	Guy		Isabella	21			Servant
283	SM	16		Guy		Thomas		14			Ag Labourer
284	SM	16		Guy		William?	10					
285	SW	16	25	Guy		Frances		12							
286	SM	17		Hastings	Denis		19	Limerick	Ag Labourer
287	SM	17		Hayes		Morris		19	Waterford	Carpenter
288	SM	17		Johnson		Frederick	21	Durham		Butcher
289	SM	17		Keenehan	Patrick		28	Queens Co	Ag Labourer
290	SM	17		Kennett		Richard		25	Middlesex	Plumber
291	SM	17		McAlvon		Hugh		19	Fermanaugh	Ag Labourer
292	SM	17		McPherson	Dugald		45	Argyle		Joiner
293	SM	17		Mannion		Thomas		25	Galway		Labourer
294	SM	17		Melloy		William?	18	Lancashire	Ag Labourer
295	SM	17		Meugies		John		19	Sutherland	Ag Labourer
296	SM	17		Mulcahy		Michael		20	Waterford	Ag Labourer
297	SM	17		Murphy		Denis		23	Limerick	Carpenter
298	SM	17		Murphy		Timothy		19	Limerick	Ag Labourer
299	SM	17		O'Connor	Michael		19	Galway		Ag Labourer
300	SM	17		O'Shaunessy	Michael		27	Clare		Labourer
301	SM	17		Phelan		William		23	Queens Co	Ag Labourer
302	SM	17		Stokes		Patrick		32	Queens Co	Ag Labourer
303	SM	17		Philips		William		24	Sommerset	Ag Labourer
304	SM	17		Proctor		George		19	York		Ag Labourer
305	SM	17		Russell		Charles		25	Tyrone		Ag Labourer
306	SM	17		Ryan		John		20	Clare		Ag Labourer
307	SM	17		Scully		William		21	Galway		Ag Labourer
308	SM	17		Seed		Wiliam		18	Lancashire	Salesman
309	SM	17		Seed		Thomas		23	Lancashire	Salesman
310	SM	17		Shehan		Joseph		24	Queens Co	Ag Labourer
311	SM	17		Skiffington	H?		22	Tyrone		Ag Labourer
312	SM	17		Small		William		32	Down		Ag Labourer
313	SM	17		Smart		Thomas		30	Notts		Wheelwright
314	SM	17		Spillane	James		22	Cork		Ships Carpenter
315	SM	17		Sullivan	John		22	Cork		Ag Labourer
316	SM	17		Taylor		Samuel		31	Leicester	Iron moulder
317	SM	18		Thomson		David		22	Stirling	Miner
318	SM	18		Thomson		George		20	Stirling	Miner
319	SM	18		Twiss		Michael		20	Kerry		Ag Labourer
320	SM	18		Wallis		Walter		17	Surrey		Jewellers Ast
321	SM	18		Walshe		James		18	Cavan		Ag Labourer	
322	SM	18		Watson		William		23	Cheshire	Equine Fitter	
323	SM	18		Whelan		James		22	Clare		Ag Labourer	
324	SM	18		Wigg		Edward		23	Norfolk		Ag Labourer	
325	SM	18		Wilson		John		21	Cavan		Ag Labourer	
326	SM	18		Wilson		Thomas		19	Cavan		Ag Labourer	
327	SM	18		Dowd		Malachi		22	Roscormmson?	Ag Labourer	
328	SM	23	19	Fleming		John		15	Waterford	Ag Labourer	
329	SM	23	19	Gormby		Owen		16	Cavan		Stable Lab	
330	SM	23	19	Gormby		John		12	Cavan		
331	SM	23	18	Jowsey		John		18	Northumberland	Moulder	
332	SW	22		Hooke		Anne		30	Leicester	Nurse	Matron
333	SW	22		Allman		Elizabeth	20	Mid?		Servant	sub-Matron
334	SW	22		Best		Ada		20	York		Housemaid	
335	SW	22		Best		Ellen		24	York		Housemaid	
336	SW	22		Blanch		Jane		27	Shetland	Servant	
337	SW	22		Blanch		Margaret	23	Shetland	Servant	
338	SW	22		Brick		Mary		21	Kerry		Servant	
339	SW	22		Briggs		Maria		52	Lincoln		
340	SW	22		Buckley		Julia		17	Cork		
341	SW	22		Buckley		Hannah		19	Cork		Servant		Ill on board
342	SW	22		Collins		Ellen		19	Cork		Servant	
343	SW	22		Connolly	Mary		19	Sligo		Servant	
344	SW	22		Cootes		Margaret	16	Cavan		Servant	
345	SW	22		Cootes		Mary		18	Cavan		Servant	
346	SW	22		Corrigan	Elizabeth	22	Roscommon	Servant	
347	SW	22		Corrigan	Mary		18	Roscommon	Servant	
348	SW	22		Coughlan	Mary		19	Tipperary	Servant	
349	SW	22		Coroman		Margaret	18	Wexford		Servant	
350	SW	22		Davidson	Margaret	40	Moray		
351	SW	22		Davidson	Jessie		19	Moray		Servant	
352	SW	22		Davidson	Margaret	17	Moray		Servant	
353	SM	22		Davidson	William		9	Moray	
354	SW	22		Donohue		Rose		25	Fermanaugh	Gen Servant
355	SW	22		Donovan		Bridget		19	Cork		Gen Servant
356	SW	22		Dowd		Catherine	20	Sligo		Nurse
357	SW	23		Dowdall		Mary		19	Monaghan	Gen Servant
358	SW	23		Dunne		Ellen		22	Kerry		Gen Servant
359	SW	23		Egan		Ellen		19	Kerry		Housemaid
360	SW	23		Egan		Julea		20	Kerry		Dairymaid
361	SW	23		Fitzgerald	Mary		21	Waterford	Dairymaid
362	SW	23		Fitzgibbon	Annie		20	Clare		Housemaid
363	SW	23		Fitzgibbon	Catherine	19	Clare		Gen Servant
364	SW	23		Fitzpatrick	Catherine	19	Queens Co	Gen Servant
365	SW	23		Fitzpatrick	Ellen		18	Queens Co	Gen Servant
366	SW	23		Fleming		Mary		20	Waterford	Dairymaid
367	SW	23		Gormby		Mary		40	Cavan	
368	SW	23		Gormby		Mary		14			Nurse
369	SW	23		Gormby?		Ann		21			Gen Servant
370	SW	23		Flynn		Johannah	20	Kerry		Dairymaid
371	SW	23		Horgan		Mary		22	Kerry		Gen Servant
372	SW	23		Horgan		Maggie		20	Kerry		Dairymaid
373	SW	23		Head		Elizabeth	54	Cornwall	
374	SW	23		Hayden		Mary		17			Servant
375	SW	23		Jowsey		Ann		40	Northumberland	Housekeeper
376	SW	23		Jowsey		Jane		10			
377	SW	23		Kelly		Annie		19	Tipperary	Nurse
378	SW	23		Lavin		Kate		23	Roscommon	Nurse
379	SW	23		Lyon		Mary		22	Kincardine	Cook
380	SW	23		Lyon		Christina	21	Kincardine	Nurse
381	SW	23		McAloon		Ellen		19	Fermanaugh	Gen Servant
382	SW	23		McIliwane	Jane		17	Cavan		Gen Servant
383	SW	23		Mahoney		Margaret	20	Cork		Gen Servant
384	SW	23		Moloney		Kate		21	Galway		Gen Servant
385	SW	23		Marley		Margaret	17	Durham		Housemaid
386	SW	24		Marshall	Mary		48	Tyrone		Seamstress
387	SW	24		Moran		Kate		17	Limerick	Servant
388	SW	24		Murphy		Bridget		20	Limerick	Dressmaker
389	SW	24		O'Grady		Ellen		21	Clare		Gen Servant
390	SW	24		O'Grady		Mary		18	Clare		Gen Servant
391	SW	24		Oliver		Mary		16	Cheshire	Gen Servant
392	SW	24		Reynolds	Mary		20	Sligo		Gen Servant
393	SW	24		Ridley		Elizabeth	15	Durham		Gen Servant
394	SW	24		Russell		Mary		20	Tyrone		Housemaid
395	SW	24		Ryan		Bridget		20	Kings Co	Gen Servant
396	SW	24		Scully		Bridget		19	Galway		Gen Servant
397	SW	24		Spillane	Ellen		19	Cork		Gen Servant
398	SW	24		Simpson		Ann		59	York	
399	SW	18	25	Walshe		Mary		20	Cavan	

						
Adult Male 		143	Adult Female 		142
										
NOTES: There were three deaths on board and one still birth so the grand total above seems to be correct.														
The statistical analysis in the passenger list is different to the counts above due 
partly to the transfer of passengers from a family listing to single men or women.														
Single men and women are all those 12 years and over.  In the age column m = months.

Summary from passenger list														
	Married couples			 98										
	Single men			 92										
	Single women			 93										
	Male children			 48										
	Female children			 52										
	Male infants			  7										
	Female infants			  5										
	TOTAL				395										

	Adults				333	

(Doesn't add up but elsewhere there is a reference to men and women over 15 being summarised according to occupation)					

Summary by Country of Origin 					
				Males	Females
	England			 73	 61
	Scotland		  9	 12
	Ireland			 53	 58
	Germany			  1	  1
	TOTALS			136	132
			plus	132	
	Grand TOTAL			268	


SUMMARY OF NATIONALITY				

	English			231
	Scotch			 37
	Irish			123
	German			  4
		TOTAL		395

The Timaru Herald Monday 5th January 1880 page 2 column e
Arrival of Immigrants
The Timaru portion of the ship Hereford's immigrants arrived in Timaru by the late train last Saturday. They comprised four families, equal to 12 statute adults, all of whom are English, 22 single men, and 17 single women. Their trades are:
20 agricultural laborers
1 carpenter
1 butcher
and 3 miners
and the single women are classified as follows:-
10 general servants
1 housemaid
and 6 dairymaids. 
They all appear to be very respectable, and just the class calculated to make good colonists. A great many of them were taken away by their friends, who met them at the Railway Station, and did not allow them to go to the immigration depot at all. There were thirty immigrants in the depot last night, but this morning about ten of them will leave by train for Waimate and Oamaru, so that to-day there will be only twenty seeking employment. As a good many of these are single girls, who are in good demand, that number will be soon lessened.


They seem to put a line  through a name and then later on you see that the person concerned is transferred from the families list to the single men's or women's list. The Hereford was a two deck vessel. In the single women's listing we find the letter A. I have an idea that the A referred to the deck or level number and not initials. There were only a few letters used. But with Jane Annie McIlwaine the A is for Annie. Annie, as she was normally known, married William DUFFELL, born NZ, whose father, William DUFFELL, arrived at Lyttelton on the Cressy, on 27 Dec. 1850.

Dowdall		Mary A	 19	 Monaghan	 Gen Servant
Jowsey		Jane A	 10 
McIlwaine	Jane A	 17 	 Cavan		 General Servant
Dalley		Sarah A	  9		
Dalley		Lucy A	  8
Giles		Mary A	  7

EGAN: The Julia Egan listed is Kathleen's paternal Grandmother. Kathleen Speedie is also researching the O'Reilly family who arrived on the 'Otaki' in 1876. 


IRVINE: John Irvine married Sarah Gibson Goodfellow in Scotland. They had two children Janet and James. 
After Sarah's passing so the story goes John had to leave his two young children with family and he went off to find work (he was a builder). I think one of the places that he gained employment he met Henrietta McBain who was a ladies assistant. They decided to marry on the 31 December 1873 in Linlithgow Scotland and I believe the mistress of the house gave her a dress to get married in (apparently the dress still exists now in a museum somewhere in NZ.) They had two children of their own, Margaret and George, and then embarked on the journey to New Zealand for work  I think with their four children. They first settled in Oamaru and there they moved to Stratford around 1880 - 1881. Here they had two more children Maisie and Henry John.

John and Henrietta were very involved with the Presbyterian Church, even holding the services in their home until the Church was built in 1890 which John built and he later became a Lay Reader. John Irvine died on the 29th September 1910 and Henrietta died in 1924 in Stratford and they are both buried in the Kopuatama Cemetery. Information courtesy of Angela. Posted 5 Aug. 2004


MOFFAT: The following is an extract from the Moffatt Family booklet prepared by Francis Robertson of Ashburton, New Zealand, for the family reunion held Easter 1981.

William Nelthorpe Moffatt decided to immigrate to New Zealand with his wife and family as assisted immigrants. The Provincial Government of Canterbury (NZ) most likely made the necessary arrangements for him to be employed as a clerk for the New Zealand Railways on the new Midland Line which was due to be opened to Springfield in 1880.

William sold his property at Spennymore, County Durham, at auction on 11 August 1879. The sale included what appeared to be all his furniture and household goods. William at the age of 42 years, accompanied by his wife Barbara aged 30, and seven children, Margaret 12, John 10, William 7, Mary 6, Emma 4, Florence 2 and Jessie 5 months old, all left their home at Spennymore for the long voyage to New Zealand. They sailed from Plymouth, England, on 6th October 1879 on the "Hereford". Mary had her seventh birthday (30th November 1879) while on board soon after passing the Cape. One day while on very rough seas Mary fell and broke her arm and from then on had to spend her time slung in a hammock. She was most likely one of the patients cared for in the hospital mentioned in the ship's records.

The family landed on New Years Day with 5 shillings to their name. We have no records of how the family traveled to their new home at Annat in the Malvern County. Annat was about 40 miles from Christchurch by train. Our Moffatt family settled down to their new life in a small cottage without water laid on and work for Barbara must have been very hard with a large family to care for. William was working as a clerk in the railways office handling such business as ordering trucks for the farming, coal mining and gold mining areas in that county. Two further children were born while the family lived in this area, Eleanor May in May 1881 and Charlotte Annie February 1883.

In 1891 William and his family moved to Salisbury south of Timaru, initially to do farming contract work and later to purchase his own farm in 1901. William started farming in New Zealand when most farmers these days would be thinking of retiring.

William died in 1917 and Barbara, with the help of Jessie and Charlotte continued the farm for a further three years. Barbara died in 1932 and was buried next to her late husband in the Timaru Cemetery. William Junior died on 15 June1900 Johannesburg, South Africa during the Boer War. There are now a large number of descendants of this immigrant family living in New Zealand. Moffatt Family Tree website. The above information courtesy of Bill Moffat. Posted June 14 2004


Passenger ticket victuals 1878 on the Marlborough to New Zealand

The following quantities at least of water and provisions (to be issued daily) will be supplied by the Master of the Ship as required by law, viz to each Statute Adult three quarts of water daily, and an additional quart of water daily while the ship is with the tropics exclusive of what is necessary for cooking the articles required by the Passenger Act to be issued in a cooked stage and a weekly allowance or provisions according to the following scale.

Articles 		Adults 		Children 1 to 12
Preserved meats 	1 lb 		1 lb 10 ozs
Salt beef 		 lb
Salt port 		1 lb 
Biscuit 		14 ozs 		7 ozs
Flour* 			5 lb 		3 lb
Rice 			14 ozs 		11 ozs
Oatmeal 		14 ozs 		15 ozs
Peas 			 pint 		 pint
Sugar raw 		1 lb 		1 lb
Tea 			1 oz 	 oz
Coffee roasted 		2 ozs 		3/4 oz
Butter 			9 ozs 		3 ozs
Molases (W Indian) 	 lb 		 lb
Preserved soup 		 lb
Raisins 		8 ozs 		4 ozs
Suet 			6 ozs 		3 ozs
Pickles 		 pint 		1/8 pint
Mustard 		 oz 		 oz
Pepper 			 oz 		1/8 oz
Salt 			2 ozs 		1 oz
Potatoes fresh 		3 lb 		1  lb
Potatoes preserved 	 lb 		6 ozs
Water			21 quarts 	21 quarts
Lime juice  		6 ozs 		4 ozs (while in tropics)
Carrots 		8 ozs 		4 ozs
Onions 			3 ozs 		4 ozs
Preserved milk		7?

Children above four months and under one year old, three pints of water, one pint of preserved milk and 4 ozs preserved soup daily and 12 ozs white biscuit, 8 oz oatmeal, 4 ozs sago or arrowroot, 8 oz flour, 4 oz rice and 10
oz sugar weekly. To infants under four months old, such nutriment shall be issued as the Surgeon may consider necessary. An additional quart of water to be issued daily for the use of each person sick in the hospital if the Surgeon shall so order.
*The flour, with the exception of eight ounces on Sundays will be issued to the baker to be made into soft bread daily and issued as bread to the passengers.


Provisions Required by 1850 Immigrants to Nelson "Berkshire" (spelling sic.)
New Zealand Company. Embarkation Order/ Application No 6915. New Zealand House, 9 Broad Street Buildings, London. 26th Sept 1849.

1 - The directors of the New Zealand Company having approved of your application, will grant you and your wife and child an assisted passage to the Settlement of Nelson in New Zealand, by the ship Berkshire now lying in the London Docks. It will be necessary that all Passengers be at the Jetty in the London Docks with their baggage punctually, at ten o'clock on Monday next the 1st of October.

2 - The Emigrants will be supplied gratis with mattrasses and bolsters, which they will be allowed to retain on arrival at the Colony, but they must provide sufficient blankets, sheets, and coverlets for themselves and their children, and the necessary utensils required on board, such as a knife and fork, plate, spoon, drinking mug &c.; the latter had better be of tin or pewter. The articles required in cooking will be supplied on board.

3 - Each Adult Emigrant will be allowed to take out as much baggage as will measure 20 cubic feet, and not exceed half a ton in weight; and every one is strongly recommended to provide a large stock of plain, strong clothing, or the materials for clothing, in making up which the females may advantageously employ themselves on the passage. As no fresh water can be allowed for washing while on board, the Emigrants should furnish themselves with marine soap; and a considerable stock of clothing essential to comfort.

4 - Each family should provide a linen bag, large enough to hold a month's supply of clothing. All other articles should be packed closely in boxes just large enough to contain them. The bag and boxes should be legibly marked with the owner's name.

5 - At arriving at the Ship, the baggage of the Emigrants will be inspected, to ascertain whether they have provided a sufficient stock of clothing, and the necessary tools of their respective trades; and unless an Emigrant has proper clothes and tools, he will not be allowed to embark. With regard to the particulars on this head, you are desired to pay attention to the Regulations, of which you have already received a copy.

6 - During the passage you will be placed under the care of the Surgeon, to whose directions, in all matters, it is expected that you will pay the readiest attention.

I am, Your obedient Servant ********* (signature). PS - You will deliver this Letter to the Company's Inspector of Shipping when you go on board.

Handwritten at the bottom of the page; Your Marriage Certificate is returned herewith.

Agreement