from The Daily Southern Cross, Tuesday, July 7, 1874, page 3
Port of Auckland
Arrived June 22- Loch Awe, ship, 1,033 tons, Weir, from London - N.Z. Shipping Co., agents.
Arrival of the Loch Awe
The clipper ship Loch Awe, from London arrived in port and anchored in the stream on Monday, June 22. She comes consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company, and brings a general cargo. The Loch Awe is commanded by Captain Weir, and made the passage in 67 days from land to land [76 days and 6 hour port to port]. This vessel has been much admired during the stay in port. She brought a large number of immigrants to this port, who were landed in good health, very little sea-sickness having occurred on board during the voyage. Complaints were made against the Surgeon-superintendent of the ship Dr. Wylie, by some of the immigrants, which formed the subject of an inquiry here for the members of the Immigration Office. Their report has been sent on to the authorities at Wellington. We learn the Loch Awe had discharged the whole of her general cargo, and has only now on board a quantity of railway iron, when will, on landing that, take in about 600 tons of ballast and sail for San Francisco at an early date. The "Loch Awe" belongs to Messrs. Wilson and Dick, of Glasgow, and was built by Messes Bartley, Curle, and Co. five years ago, receiving the highest classification at Lloyd's. There were two deaths on the passage. The following is a complete list of the immigrants on board the Loch Awe:-
Left Gravesend for Auckland on April 6:-
Married Andersen Peter 44 Andersen Grithe 44 Andersen Ann 21 Andersen Lisein 15 Andersen Albert 1 Ash John 39 Ash Mary 37 Ash Edward 20 Ash Marion 15 Ash Ellen 13 Ash Arthur 7 Ash Ernest 4 Ash Charles 2 Beamont William 65 Beamont M. E. 53 Beamont M. E. 34 Beamont C.S. 30 Beamont George 22 Beamont Sarah 20 Beamont Charles 16 Beamont Alice 11 Beckett William 40 Beckett Eleanor 40 Bowman Thomas 24 Bowman Annie 24 Bowman Rosa 4 Bowman Frederick 2 Boyd Alfred 34 Boyd Mary 31 Boyd Louisa 8 Boyd Charles 6 Boyd Mary 4 Boyd Amy 1 Braithwaite George 39 Braithwaite Eliza 39 Bright Robert 42 Bright Johanna 34 Bright Ann 14 Bright Robert 11 Bright Mary 9 Bright Elizabeth 6 Brooker William 41 Brooker Sarah 40 Brooker Elizabeth 20 Brooker Cleave 16 Brooker Thomas 14 Brooker Charles 11 Brooker Albert 9 Chapman Henry 24 Chapman Elizabeth 21 Clark Frederick 22 Clark Sarah 25 Clark Elizabeth 1 Cook [sic Pook] Alfred 27 Cook [sic Pook] Fanny 21 Cook [sic Pook] Alfred 1 Corcoran Pat 22 Corcoran Mary 32 Corcoran Bridget 1 Craig Alexander 30 Craig Letitia 30 Craig Mary 6 Craig Richard 3 Craig William Derbyshire Mary 32 Derbyshire Martha 11 Derbyshire Charles 7 Derbyshire Alice 6 Derbyshire Abbey 1 Devitt John 37 Devitt Margaret 35 Devitt Bridget 12 Devitt John 10 Devitt Michael 8 Devitt Patrick 4 Devitt James 2 Ellis Richard 30 Ellis Mary 28 Ellis John 10 Ellis Richard 9 Ellis James 6 Ellis Michael 4 Ellis Mary 1 Ferne Arthur 22 Ferne Agnes 21 Ferne Arthur 2 Golds John 25 Golds Eliza 20 Golds Eliza 1 Hartney Andrew 36 Hartney Bridget 25 Hartney Michael 2 Hartney John 1 Hawkes Edwin 28 Hawkes Rhoda 26 Hawkes Sarah 7 Hawkes Albert 5 Hawkes John 2 Healey Patrick 40 Healey Eliza 36 Healey Ellen 11 Healey Eliza 7 Healey Bridget 5 Healey Mary 3 Healey Annie 1 Hetherington William 20 Hetherington Margaret 25 Hetherington Sarah 59 Hurrell George 40 Hurrell Mary 31 Hurrell Mary 4 Jelly James 30 Jelly Sarah 26 Jones Charles 38 Jones Catherine 37 Kemble William 22 Kemble Mary 26 King James 48 King Bridget 38 King James 21 King Mary 19 King Thomas 9 Lamb William 44 Lamb Rhoda 43 Law George 35 Law Emma 22 Lockhart William 44 Lockhart Jane 39 Lockhart Jane 19 Lockhart William 17 Lockhart James 12 Lockhart Lilian 2 Lockhart Catherine 1 Madon Zius 39 Madon Berthe 39 Madon Hane 13 McGrath James 35 McGrath Margaret 29 McGrath Mary 6 McGrath James 3 McGrath Patrick 1 Murphy Edward 34 Murphy Sarah 31 Murphy William 8 Murphy James 5 Murphy Ann 3 Newman Richard 22 Newman Elizabeth 21 Newman Harry 1 Olsen Frederick 33 Olsen Anne 40 Olsen Kate 11 Olsen K 8 Olsen H.C 5 Olsen K 1 Orr William 44 Orr Mary 43 Orr William 22 Orr James 20 Orr David 18 Orr Edwin 15 Orr Josias 13 Parsons William 26 Parsons Agnes 24 Parsons Maria 1 Parvin Tom 24 Parvin Louisa 24 Parvin Lydia 2 Parvin Tom 1 Philmroe Charles 34 Philmroe Mary 38 Philmroe Emily 15 Philmroe George 9 Philmroe Sarah 7 Philmroe Elizabeth 5 Philmroe Ann 2 Pike Henry 26 Pike Mary 26 Pike Annie 5 Pike George 3 Pike Elizabeth 1 Quin Joseph 40 Quin Elizabeth 37 Quin Elizabeth 15 Quin James 10 Quin Mary 7 Quin Margaret 3 Rout Stephen 39 Rout Sarah 43 Rout Harriet 17 Rout Walter 15 Rout George 14 Rout Isaac 12 Rout Emma 8 Rout Henry 6 Rout William 5 Rout Stephen 2 Rutledge Samuel 24 Rutledge Rebecca 22 Rutledge William 1 Sarosen Peter 43 Sarosen Johanne 39 Sarosen Maren 14 Sarosen Christine 11 Smithers George 22 Smithers Sophia 22 Spanswick William 25 Spanswick Alice 22 Spanswick Samuel 1 Sullivan Thomas 27 Sullivan Honora 24 Sullivan Robert 1 Testra James 26 Testra Elizabeth 32 Testra D 11 Testra Mary 8 Testra James 3 Testra Lucy 1 Walker Amos 33 Walker Bridget 30 Walker George 13 Walker Emily 10 Walker William 8 Walker Thomas 1 Walsh Mark 38 Walsh Catherine 30 Westbuch Walter 29 Westbuch Elizabeth 28 Westbuch Elizabeth 7 Westbuch Walter 6 Westbuch Herbert 4 Westbuch Florence 1 Weyman George 32 Weyman Martha 30 Weyman Jane 9 Weyman Frank 6 Weyman Frederick 4 Families continued - White William 44 White Mary 44 White Charles 19 White Thomas 15 White Loria 13 White Arthur 11 White Mary 8 White John 6 White Sarah 3 White Charlotte 2 Wild John 47 Wild Elizabeth 38 Wild Alice 21 Wild Ann 18 Wild Richard 16 Wild Edward 14 Wild Agnes 11 Wild Arthur 9 Wild William 6 Wild Frank 4 Wild Albert 2 Wild Ada 1 Zesson Johan 45 Zesson Anne 49 Zesson Marie 20 Zesson F.C 19 Zesson William 17 Zesson Helena 13Single Men Albrook John 20 Anderson Niels 29 Andrenson Niels 29 Ash Joseph 21 Attwood James 25 August Carl 25 Barker George 21 Barwood Matthew 27 Bird Martha 20 Blythe J 19 Bodilson Christien 21 Bolton John 21 Brownett Alfred 18 Christiensen Carl 25 Christiensen Hans 20 Christiensen Christien 32 Clark William 23 Clock Anders 24 Dudeney James 19 Elling Johannes 21 Fallick James 21 Fargensen Hans 42 Forket August 27 Gedge Henry 18 Green William 23 Halloran James 25 Hansen Thomas 30 Hansen L 22 Hansen Ole 18 Hansen Peter 21 Hastie George 20 Hastie Thomas 21 Hughes Thomas 21 Jackson Robert 21 Johnsen Christien 26 Johnson Johan 36 Johnson Anders 9 Johnson J 21 Kasmussin Niels 19 Kennedy J 16 Knight William 20 Larsen Niels 22 Larsen Lars 25 Larsen P.C 22 Mahoney Patrick 30 Martin Edward 26 Martinsen Niels 21 Matson Isaac 25 McCormack Martin 20 McKiff Frederick 19 McKone Michael 17 Mullen Stephen 20 Neilsen H 22 O'Brien John 27 O'Callaghan James 25 O'Laughlin Michael 22 Olesen Niels 21 Oliver Frederick 21 Osborne William 21 O'Shea C 35 Peoples Isaac 22 Peterson Hans 22 Place John 34 Rasmussen Julius 20 Rasmussen Zius 23 Reidy John 19 Rix John 23 Ryley James 12 Sarensen Zius 20 Sensen Niels 21 Seversham William 25 Snowdon G 23 Springfoot Alfred 22 Sriensfon Johannes 21 Steward J 28 Stiffersen Claudius 45 Zensen Anders 30 Single Women Boraird Lizzie 18 Bourke Catherine 17 Craig Mary 20 Dare Prudence 30 Fink Maren 27 Frielerikson Ane 30 Gorvian Matilda 27 Heneky Elizabeth 20 Heneky Jane 18 Hickey Mary 21 Hockley Mary 26 Larensen M 18 Linslar Mary 20 McKone Mary 24 Nielsen Maren 19 Olesen Grithe 29 Petersen Ano 17 Rasmussen T 21 Ryley Susan 14 Sarenson Ane 18 Truelsen A 19 Wells Frances 21
The Loch Awe left Gravesend on 6 April 1874 and arrived at Auckland, on on 22 June 1874.
There is a beautiful picture of her in 'White Wings' Vol. 1. page 193. Set a record on the way out. The Loch Awe was a vessel of 1053 tons, commanded by Captain Weir, made a voyage to Waitemata Harbour, Auckland in 76 days and 6 hours (more than 13,000 miles), with Mr Boyd as chief officer. The Loch Awe, with 369 passengers on board, left Gravesend on April 6,1874 at 4 pm. and parted with the pilot on the 9th. ...During one week from the 4th to 10th June the Loch Awe ran the extraordinary distance of 2159 miles, representing an average of 308 miles a day. During the storm on the 15th June the married couples and single girls on board had a very uncomfortable time, and were battened down for two days, but the single men did not suffer that inconvenience. The fast passage was not at all appreciated by the passengers. The Loch Awe left directly for San Francisco. She also made two trips to Lyttelton.
The Loch Awe, a barque, was sold to a Norwegian firm and renamed the Madura, (owners K.Bruusgaard / Drammen) of 1023 tons and was captured and sunk on 21 May 1917, 50 miles SW Queenstown on a voyage Gulfport for Cardiff with timber, with scuttling charges, not torpedoed. U48 was under command of Kapit�nleutnant Edeling at the time. Source : Der Handelskrieg mit U-Booten, A.Spindler, vol.4.
U48 -213 ft long, maximum surface speed 14kts, could cruise for 7600 miles at 10kts on the surface. Armament 1 x 4.1", 1 x 22pdr, six machine guns and six torpedo tubes. U48 was lost on the Goodwin Sands in WWI 24 November 1917.
364 passengers on this list above.
354 on the Auckland library site.
369 left Gravesend per the newspaper
Transcribed by Joan N. - July 2006. The image above is off the wonderful NZ National Libraries website
Counted 30 single men with Scandinavian names, 9 single women and 5 families (24 souls). 63 total Scandinavian immigrants on board the Loch Awe. Families: Andersen, Madon, Olsen, Sarosen, Zesson
Single Women: Fink, Frielerikson, Larensen, Nielsen, Olesen, Petersen, Rasmussen, Sarenson, Truelsen
Single Men: Niels Christien, Christiensen, Fargensen, Hansen, Johnsen, Johnson, Lars, Larsen, Matson, Neilsen, Olesen, Peterson, Rasmussen, Sarensen, Sensen, Sriensfon, Stiffersen, Zensen.
Some Scandinavian immigrants settled at Mauriceville in the Wairarapa, with other Danish and Norwegian immigrants. The New Zealand Government had a scheme to bring strong, hardworking immigrants into New Zealand and the Scandinavians were ideal. There was a lot of bush and scrub to clear to create farmland and settlements. Passage to New Zealand was subsidised for many, and land for small holdings was promised. Some of the immigrants like the Jessen family paid their own way, and some went over to the Manawatu area, or Hawkes Bay - for varying reasons.
This photo is from the book "Forest Homes" by G.C. Petersen
The men in the photo in the book are not identified but my grandfather recongised the photo. Karl Jahasen bottom left holding the axe. My grandfather, S.P. Bray, is the one sitting on the tree trunk without a pipe or axe. Two of his brothers are in the photo as well. William Bray is the one on the right hand side of the tree, on the plank. My Great Uncle Hal, Harold Charles Bray, is the little boy in the background to the right. The Bray family moved to Puaha, Little River, Canterbury after 1905 as the dampness in the 'bush' caused my grandfather to have hearing problems.
Forest Homes: The Story of the Scandinavian Settlements in the Forty Mile
Bush, New Zealand
Story of Scandinavian settlers recruited under Julius Vogel's Public Works and Immigration Policy. Special focus is on the Largest of the Danish settlement of Mauriceville, in the Wairarapa District. Contains numerous plates, portraits and town plan on end papers. 1956 First Edition, cloth. Wellington: Reed, 1966 Boards with dj. Reprint. 137pp. Bookfinder.com
The voyage seemed to be a stormy and interesting one, the Captain, seemingly, with his heart set on setting records! The journey I've had in locating the emigration details and arrival to New Zealand is nothing in comparison! Slow and careful winding, not glossing over anything, saw my reward in a very short time on a microfilm shipping reel at the Palmerston North Library, in the Genealogy Section. I thought this family would have arrived - based on likely dates the family could be on the water, anything after their registration to emigrate from Denmark until the first known activity recorded of them in NZ. This family, never found by several others in all those years had been located reasonably quickly, thanks to basic ground work being covered first.
The JESSEN family do not appear on the Auckland Library web site - had an 'open' look by vessel and date at all the list in case name spelt differently, sure enough they are the last six entries transcribed as ZESSON!!! Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1838-1886 and 1909-1921 from newspapers. To obtain a full listing just enter the name of the ship and the year. Names and spelling have been recorded as they appear in the newspaper. The spelling (Jessen) is grossly incorrect but it is a good example of gothic writing being mis-spelt. Always keep in mind when searching for names the various spelling variants. Sometimes names are Anglicised. Transcription errors are common and passengers themselves may have supplied incorrect information. Ship names have even been misspelled. Some list compilers used phonetic spelling with unfamiliar names. There can be discrepancies between the various records, regarding age(s) and spelling of names.
|The Southern Cross - newspaper||Shipping Microfilm||Danish Demographic Database|
Jessen Johann father Jessen Ane D mother Jessen Marie S daughter aged 20 Jessen Fritz C son aged 19 Jessen William A son aged 17 Jessen Helene daughter aged 13
Zesson Johan 45 Zesson Anne 49 Zesson Marie 20 Zesson F.C. 19 Zesson William 17 Zesson Helena 13
Jessen Johan Age: 45 Jessen Ane Dorothea Age: 49 Jessen Marie Sophie Age: 20 Jessen Fritz Carl Age: 19 Jessen Villiam August Age: 17 Jessen Helene Age: 13
The family is correctly spelt JESSEN and although they originated from Kobenhavn, Denmark, immediately prior to travel, (Johan and Ane [misspelt - ANNA should be ANE] were married there and all children born there) they were both originally from Lille Tarup, near Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany near the Danish border. Information on the Jessen family courtesy of Helen.
In a period from 1864 till 1920 that part of Denmark around Schleswig, Holstein was German (we lost Slesvig and Holstein to the Germans in a war). But in 1920 there was a referendum in the "old" Danish area if they wanted to be a part of Germany or a part of Denmark. Slesvig and Holsten was divided into three parts and only the northern part "Nordslesvig" including T�nder chose the Danish solution. That means that all information about them is located in Germany for the years 1864 - 1920. T�nder is now Danish - S�derl�gum just south of T�nder is German.
Danish Demographic Database 1869-1908
Last residence, age, year of emigration, first destination of the emigrant. A search for New Zealand found 2780 persons including the Jessen family. A few of the Scandinavian on the passenger list above must be spelled wrong as the names are not appearing in the database.
Dannevirke Scandinavian Club
Scandinavian Club of Manawatu
Early Manawatu Scandinavians. [Palmerston North, NZ : Manawatu Scandinavian Club, 1990] (Palmerston North : Slylex Print) 70 p. Index
Mosquitoes & Sawdust : a history of Scandinavians in early Palmerston North and surrounding districts / by Val A. Burr, on behalf of the Scandinavian Club of Manawatu. Palmerston North, NZ: The Club, 1995 167p. Index "England"
The Hamilton Danish Society
"I still speak Danish."
Does your family have a Viking ancestor? Survey by the Auckland War Memorial Museum
Masterton District Council Cemetery Records
Tararua District Council Cemetery Records
Edwards, Alice Hermina Franklin, age 35 b. 25 Sep 1885 Mauriceville