Gravesend to Lyttelton, New Zealand 1871
MEROPE left Gravesend on June 9th, 1871 and arrived Lyttelton 26th August 1871 with 171 Government immigrants.
Timaru Herald Aug. 26 1871
The ship Merope, Capt. Rose, from London was spoken by the Maori on Thursday afternoon, off Le Bons Bay, all well on board. The Merope has had a magnificent passage, having passed the Isle of Wright on the 12th June. She brings a large cargo, a number of immigrants, and many old colonists, among whom are Mr Murray Aynsley and family. The passage of 74 days is one of the fastest on record.
The Star, Friday, August 25, 1871 pg2
Lyttelton, Aug. 25. - the fine clipper ship Merope, 1070 tons, Captain Rose, arrived at 2 a.m. off the Lyttelton Heads this day from London. She left Gravesend on the 9th June, at 3 p.m., landed the pilot at the isle of Wright on the 11th June at noon, and was two miles south of the Start point on the 12th June. Sighted Stewart's Island on the 20th instant, thus making a magnificent passage of 68 days, 12 hours land to land. Good health has been enjoyed by all on board during the passage. The s.s. Gazelle made two trips to her during the morning with the customary officials. She anchored about 10 o'clock, a short distance below Rhode's Bay. The inspection of the commissioners being completed, and the ship passed, the s.s. Gazelle returned to Lyttelton at 12:30 p.m., hearty cheers being given on leaving the vessel. Also 160 steerage passengers (somehow I have a few extra*, my count - 183 emigrants), the greater portion of whom are emigrants, under the Government regulations for Canterbury. Passengers 37 cabin -
Aynsley Mr H.P. Murray and family (nine) Barringer Mr E. Dennis Mr H.E. Digby Mr W. T. Donald Mr W. Elkington Mr J Fraser Mr T.L. Husband Dr Hayhurst Mrs and child Powery Mr M. A. Reeves Miss Willisford Mr D. Stigard Mr J. Willis Capt. R.B. and family (nine) Wills Mr and Mrs Wilson Mr J.H. Wilson Mr L W
The Star Saturday August 26th 1871 pg 2
Abel William 25 Aberdeenshire Farm Labourer ? Pine ChCh Mr Perry St Asaph Street Abel Jessie 23 Aberdeenshire Housemaid Left Mr Perry St Asaph Street Adams Agnes 19 Galway G servant Bainton Alfred 25 Wiltshire Ploughman Mr De La Main Barnham William Nottinghamshire Labourer Bird Alice 19 Gloucestershire G servant Left Mr Bradley Ferry Road Mary A 20 Gloucestershire G servant Boyle John 21 Londonderry Ploughman Mary Ann 23 Watsons Accomodation House Boyle Ellen 25 Derry G servant Braddick Samuel 20 Devonshire Farm Labourer Timaru Bristow James 24 Surrey Farm Labourer Evans, Rangiora Britton Lucy Somertshire Nurse Buchanan Margaret 17 Galway G servant Buchanan Cade Charlotte E 26 Hants Matron Mr Broadfoot Martha 23 Surrey Nurse Mr Rivett Emma 19 Middlesex Nursemaid Cameron Eliza Tyrone Campbell Isabella 34 Ross & Cromarty Cook Left Mrs Helt..Lyttelton Campbell Jane Rossshire G servant Jane 04 Case Emma Middlesex Nurse Clark Bennett Hants Farm Labourer Clark wife Hants Clark child Hants Clithers Robert 27 Norfolk Shepherd Collins Sarah 20 Norfolk Dairymaid Unreadable Connor Mary 22 Tyrone G servant Mr Cholmondley Cronin* Hannah 60 Sfx Louisa 21 Middlesex Laundress Dobson Thomas 28 Wicklow Ploughman William Dobson John 19 Wicklow Ploughman Richard 17 Wicklow Ploughman Dobson Alicia 49 Wicklow Housekeeper Dobson/Ranagiora Margaret 15 Wicklow Dairymaid Dollan James 22 Lanarkshire Labourer John Dollan Christchurch Dougall John Aberdeenshire Labourer Dougall Alexander Aberdeenshire Labourer Dougall Mary Aberdeenshire Dressmaker Downham Sarah E 17 Middlesex G servant Mrs Theil Edwards Phillippa 19 Cornwall G servant Left John Edmonds Egan Catherine 24 Kerry G servant Eglington Freeman 16 Norfolk Ploughman Mr Clarke - Kaiapoi Elsey Hannah J 30 Middlesex Nursery Governess Left Woodham Fahey Patrick 29 Galway Shepherd Fitzgibbon - Robinson Left CHCH Field Emma 16 Surrey G servant Mr Roberts Finlay Sarah 21 Down G servant Brother at Rolleston Fitzpatrick Hugh 16 Tyrone Farm Labourer Timaru Ford Lucy 26 Dublin Cook Mr Oram/City Hotel Flynn Julia 18 King's G servant McGrath Gabbatis Thomas 68 Nottinghamshire Shepherd Roser, Prebbleton Gillespie John 28 Roscommon Farm Labourer Timaru Haggarty Henry 28 Lancashire Carpenter Nominated by Fanny Kirwan Eliza 24 Cashel Street - Friends William Henry 07 Richard 06 Henry 04 Hamilton Isabella 23 Tyrone G servant Davis - Tai Tapu Eliza 20 Tyrone G servant Harris Amelia and child Hart Raphael 16 Middlesex Labourer Adairs Christchurch Hart Mary 20 Galway G servant Left Ship, Christchurch, Fitzgibbon Hawkins Thomas 29 Gloucestershire Farm Labourer Mr Lee, Templeton Eliza A 23 Clara E 03 Cora A 10m Hewson Fanny 22 Middlesex G servant Charlesworth Hide William 18 Herts Farm Labourer Chas Hide ? Hitchens Samuel 29 Cornwall Farm Labourer Mr F Laury, Springston Catherine 28 Elizabeth A 07 Catherine L 05 Samuel J 02 Jackson George 25 Kilkenny Farm Labourer Kain Ellen 28 Galway G servant Left O'Malley Kelly Cornelius 20 Down Farm Labourer H Shaw S C ..?.. Kelly Bridget 19 Tipperary G servant Mr Guard Kelly Mary 20 Tipperary G servant Mrs Webb Lyttelton Kennedy Mary A 21 Tipperary G servant W Mcpherson King Mary 18 Kerry G Servant King James Middlesex Labourer King Mary Ann 50 Middlesex Age Given as 45 Mary A 18 Middlesex Nurse Nominated By Theresa King-Bing Julia 15 Middlesex Nurse W Nalder - Lyttelton - E Hack James 11 Middlesex Mr Serard Lambert Robert 24 Norfolk Farm Labourer John Barrett Lascombe William 18 Devonshire Farm Labourer Bennets Hotel Leigh Eliza 23 Kent G servant J W Cresswell Leigh Liberty 51 Kent Farm Labourer Went to Leigh, Cobb & Co Age at 45 Lelean Thomas I 24 Cornwall Farm Labourer Belcher & Fairweather Leslie Helen 40 Kerry Dressmaker Left Lyttelton Bridget 20 Aberdeenshire G servant Line George 34 Wiltshire Ploughman Julia 28 Job George 01 Maclear John 28 Tyrone Ploughman McAfee Hugh 28 Antrim Ploughman McCaffert Francis 22 Antrim Ploughman McCafferty - Motunau -Left Omalley McDougall Jessie Cathnessshire G servant McDougal Mary 35 Aberdeenshire Dressmaker John 10 Alexander 08 McGillon Patrick 25 Tyrone Ploughman McGrath John King's County Labourer McGrath Cathe 20 Kings Husband at Springston John 06 Julia 04 McHenry Michael 22 Antrim Farm Labourer Left McHenry Daniel Antrim Farm Labourer McKay Ann B 28 Sutherlandshire G servant Left McKay, Pidgeon Bay McKay William 35 Sutherlandshire Farm Labourer Mary 32 Donald G 11 John J 07 Mary 07 Mack Margaret 21 Clare G servant Timaru Martin Eliza 24 Gloucestershire Dairymaid Left Badham Mason Samuel 18 Kilkenny Farmer G M Cullock, Christchurch Mitchell Andrew 28 Down Farm Labourer Robert Reid Styx Jane 27 Mary E 03m Moffat Joseph 17 Cumberland Farm Labourer Moffat Lincoln (Luggage) Moffat Mary 42 Cumberland Dairywoman Left with Brother at Lyttelton Betsy 13 Cumberland G servant Joseph 17 Morris James 25 Armagh Ploughman Morton Susanna 24 Cavan G servant Left Sister at Lyttelton Nicholls Ann S 33 Middlesex G servant W Bearley Nevin Thomas 12 Tipperary Blacksmith John Niven - Christchurch O'Malley Daniel 22 Antrim Farm Labourer Left O'Malley O'Shaughnessy Kate 21 Clare G servant Timaru Palmer John 20 Norfolk Farm Labourer Belcher & Fairweather Parnham William 32 Nottinghamshire Farm Labourer Thomas Parnham - Kaiapoi Parr James 18 Nottinghamshire Labourer Widdowson - Kaiapoi Patterson James 20 Down Farm Labourer Patterson Anna 17 Tyrone G servant Mr Fleming Peacock Oliver 24 Armagh Farm Lab Lavinia 21 Child 11m Perry Edmund 30 Wiltshire Ploughman Eva 29 Emily Kate 03 Power Mary 22 Carlow G servant Timaru Reilly Mary 20 Kerry G servant Margaret 19 Kerry G servant Salter Lydia Devonshire G servant Salter Sarah Devonshire Dairyman Scannell Daniel 20 Kerry Farm Labourer Timaru Scannell Johanna 18 Kerry G servant Julia 19 Shepherd George Somersetshire Blacksmith Shepherd George 14 Somersetshire City Hotel Sheppard Elizabeth 19 Somersetshire Dressmaker Left Oram Sheppard Patienće 18 Somersetshire Dressmaker Singleton Catherine 20 Down G servant Chapman - Fernside Smith William 15 Lanarkshire Labourer Smith At ....? Smith Daniel Renfrewshire Smith Janet 38 Renfrewshire Labourer Left William 15 Janet 13 Mary 11 Daniel 06 Sopp Amelia 21 Middlesex G servant Brother at Mr Bowrens Starr Elizabeth 20 Wiltshire G servant Mr Oram - Kaiapoi Sullivan John 28 Cork Farm Labourer Susannah 26 Annie 06 Ellen Jessie 09m Thompson Thomas 33 Antrim Ploughman Annie 28 Trengrove Samuel C 23 Middlesex B Smith, Timaru Trengrove Mary Ann 20 Middlesex G servant Matilda 20 Middlesex G servant Turberville Kate 13 W Smart Urquhart Colin 32 Ross & Cromarty Labourer McKenzie - Rangiora Urquhart Colin 20 Walker Robert Henry 24 Armagh Farm Labourer, Isaac Corner- Lincoln Road Watson James 14 He Left With Father Cabman Watts Jane 18 Middlesex G servant Mr Oram Webster Ellen 24 Lancashire Left Sister at Lyttelton Webster Richard Lancashire Labourer Richard 04 Yaldahurst* Martha 24
Male adults 55
Timaru Herald Saturday 2 Sept. 1871
The Maori, s.s., arrived from Lyttelton and Akaroa yesterday, and landed 20 passengers ex Merope.
The Star, Monday August 26, 1871
Lyttelton - Cleared.
Aug. 28 - Helenslee, ship, 798 tons, Cleary, for London. passengers - Saloon: Mrs Cleary, Messrs J., Lee, and S. Pain.