The Mooltan (640 tons), built in Dumbarton SCT, only came to NZ once, on its maiden voyage. It is not the Mooltan referred to in other documentation according to the Greenwich Maritime Museum, England. There is nothing recorded except that it was sold and renamed shortly after the voyage to NZ. Other ships have held the same name, however. Arrived in Dunedin on 26 Dec 1849 from Greenock. F.S. Pillans diary is held by the Otago Settlers Museum. 120 immigrants, approximately 13 deaths, 9 having died from cholera.
Compiled by Dell Purdie,
Descendant of Ship's doctor, William PURDIE. 30/6.
Contact: Dell Purdie: Phone +64-07-346 3091
Mail address: C.L. Purdie. 5/11 Mckee Ave. Fenton Park. Rotorua. 3201 [at 30 Jun, 1998]
This file, MOOLTAN.CSV, I have made available to the NZSG Genealogical Computing Group for general distribution and access for genealogical research only. [CLP] The origin was from a photocopy of the Emigration Register held at the Alexander Turnbull library.
Ship - MOOLTAN - arrived in Dunedin on 26 Dec 1849
No NAME OCCUPATION M F-ageChief Cabin FERGUSON William Gentleman 25 McADAM Caroline Spinster 39 Anderson's Bay OATTS Henry & Ann Gentleman 30 25 OATTS Ann 4 OATTS Maurice 10m PILLANS Francis S. Gentleman 38 settler, Molyneux PURDIE William & Elizabeth M Robertson Ship's Surgeon 52 36 PURDIE Margaret H. 15 PURDIE Jessie Don 9 PURDIE John William Mitchel 7 PURDIE Henry Wight 6 PURDIE Jane 3 m. -_Gibron, Ashley Downs PURDIE David Robertson 1 bank clerk PURDIE Elizabeth Rose 2m TODD Alexander & Mrs Accountant 46 37 ag. Anderson's Bay; E. Taieri TODD Cornelius 16 ag. Cave Valley TODD James 14 TODD Jessie 8 TODD Archibald 6 TODD Alexander 3 TODD William 2Fore Cabin, Paying3936 PLUMPTON C.C (To Wgn) Gentleman * 29 3937 BELL A H Spinster 35 3938 BLACKIE William & Jane Shipmaster 35 36 3938 BLACKIE William 11 3938 BLACKIE John 9 3938 BLACKIE Mary Jane 6 3938 BLACKIE Jessie 4 3938 BLACKIE Catherine 2m 3939 McDOIG Andrew Farmer 21 3940 McDOUGAL Thomas Farmer 21 3941 McGIBBON John & Mrs Grocer 40 30 3941 McGIBBON Thomas 9 3941 McGIBBON Jessie 6 3941 McGIBBON Jeannie 3 3941 McGIBBON John 5m 3942 McGIBBON Margaret 24 3892 AITCHISON William Groom 16 Steerage, Assisted3893 BARR Jean Servant 22 3894 BARR John & Mrs Mason 47 48 3895 BEATOR Malcom Ploughman 25 3896 BERRIE Janet Servant 24 3897 BISSETT William & Agnes Mason 32 17 3898 BOYD Allan Shepherd 22 3899 BOYD John Shepherd 28 3900 CAMERON David Ploughman 24 3901 CARLE John & Elizabeth Labourer 24 28 3901 CARLE James 3 3902 DUNCAN Agnes Servant 14 3903 DUNCAN George & Elspeth Shepherd 23 20 3904 DUNCAN John & Mrs Gardener 39 37 3904 DUNCAN Henry 8 3904 DUNCAN John 6 3904 DUNCAN William 2 3905 DUNCAN John Labourer 20 3906 DICK Mary Servant 18 3907 FERGUSON Donald Shepherd 32 3908 GEBBIE Alexander & Isabella Agricultural 46 38 3909 GEBBIE James & Mrs Gardener 32 33 3909 GEBBIE James 3 3909 GEBBIE Jeannie 1 3909 GEBBIE John 3m 3910 GRANT Alexander Shepherd 28 3911 KIRKLAND John & Margaret Ploughman 34 26 3911 KIRKLAND William 2 3911 KIRKLAND Agnes 5m 3912 LUMSDEN Andrew & Jane Blacksmith 26 30 3913 McDONALD John Ploughman 24 3914 McINDOE Ann Servant 17 3915 McLACHLAN Donald & Catherine Shepherd 32 20 3916 McLACHLAN Duncan Ship Carpenter 26 3917 McLAY Thomas & Margaret Ploughman 29 28 3917 McLAY John 8 3917 McLAY James 6 3917 McLAY Janet 4 3917 McLAY Mary 2 3918 McMASTER Alan & Jane Ploughman 22 22 3919 McMILLAN Angus & Margory Shoemaker/Plghmn 31 19 3920 McMILLAN Janet Servant 33 3921 McNIEL Margaret Servant 34 3922 McNIEL Alexander & Mary Blacksmith 26 24 3922 McNIEL James 2 3922 McNIEL Ann 5 3922 McNIEL Mary 4m 3923 McNIEL James & Ann Ploughman 46 48 3923 McNIEL John 13 3923 McNIEL Robert 11 3924 MILLER David Mill Wright 18 3925 NICHOLSON Donald Ploughman 23 3926 NICHOLSON John Shepherd 23 3927 SINCLAIR Georgina Servant 28 3928 SINCLAIR Grace Servant 25 3929 SMITH Alexander & Jean Labourer 31 27 3930 STEPHEN John Joiner 20 3931 STEPHEN John & Mary Butcher 20 18 3932 STUDART Alexander & Isabella Labourer 36 38 3933 TORRENCE Margaret Servant 21 3934 TORRENCE Isabella Servant 14 3935 WRIGHT James & Mary Labourer 23 32Steerage, Paying 3880 BEATTIE Margaret Widow 67 3881 BEATTIE Mary 13 3882 GILCHRIST Isabella Widow 34 3883 HALL Margaret 30 3884 HARRISON Peter & Martha Gentleman 45 25 3884 HARRISON Harriet 6 3884 HARRISON Joseph 5 3884 HARRISON Edward 4 3884 HARRISON William 2 3884 HARRISON Clorinda 6m 3885 McGREGOR David & Magdalin 21 21 3886 PATERSON Janet 30 3887 PATERSON Mary 42 3887 PATERSON Mary 18 3887 PATERSON Roseanna 14 3887 PATTERSON Jessie 12 3887 PATTERSON Mina 9 3887 PATTERSON Peter 7 3887 PATTERSON Agnes 5 3887 PATTERSON Edward 3 3887 PATERSON Florence 6m 3888 PERKINS Widow 67 3889 PERKINS George & Catherine Gentleman 42 40 3889 PERKINS William 16 3889 PERKINS John 13 3889 PERKINS James 11 3889 PERKINS Charles 9 3889 PERKINS Catherine 6 3889 PERKINS Clorinda 4m 3890 PROUDFOOT Jane Widow 25 3891 SMELLIE William Gentleman 42 * = CLEMISON, P.C. in J. MacGibbon's book. No NAME OCCUPATION M-age F-age
Otago Witness, 7 December 1899, Page 43
AN EARLY SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION.
In connection with the reunion held by the Otago Early Settlers' Association to celebrate the jubilee of the arrival of the ships Larkins, Cornwall, Kelso, Pekin, and Mooltan, we have already published a list of the passengers and descendants who were present, and now correct the following mistakes : Misses Margaret Gibb and Jessie J. Shand are descendants of the late Alexander Todd (Taieri), not of Geo. Duncan ; and Mrs Higgins should be Jessie Duff, not Jane. Mrs Lambert, Kensington, is sister. Mrs M. J. Smith, Caversham, is a daughter, and Henry J. Duncan, Dunedin, is son of Henry Duncan, North-East Valley. We now publish a full list of the surviving passengers, and also of descendants and the secretary will be glad to be notified of any errors or omissions, so as to have correct entries in the annals of the association :
Larkins, September 11, 1849,
Mrs Salmond, Tokomairiro
Joseph Bower, Hillend ; Mrs Mathew Marshall (Julia Bower), Hillend;
Charles Brotherston, Dunedin; Mrs Wm. Grey (Jane Brotherston), Roslyn ;
Mrs Lewis Edwards (Margaret Duff), N.E. Harbour;
Charles Grey, Milton;
Mrs Robertson (Mary M'Master), Anne M'Master, Fassifern ;
Mrs Thompson (Mary Miller) ; Dunedin ;
Mr and Mrs Nicolson, Mahono ;
James Robertson, Melrose; William Robertson, Maori Hill; Mrs Hutcheson (Jessie Robertson) ; Mrs Mathieson (Margaret Robertson), Dunedin;
Peter Smith, Clutha; Mrs Robt. M'Kenzie (Agnes Smith), Dunedin;
Miss Taylor, Dunedin ;
John Stevenson, Henley ;
Mrs James Brown, Dunedin. Total, 21.
Descendants. Late John Bain, Halfway Bush John, Halfway Bush ; James, St. Leonards ; William, Dunedin ; Andrew, South Dunedin ; George, Dunedin ; Mrs John Muir (Kate), Hokitika ; Mrs Wm. Nicol (Helen), Dunedin ; Mrs Trivas (Marion), North Island. Joseph Bower, Hill end five sons and three daughters. Late Hugh Bower, Balclutha; Mnthew, John, and Francis, Balclutha; Hugh, Christchurch ; Mrs Ramage (Julia), Balclutha ; Mrs Manly (Agnes), Dunedin. Mrs William Grey (Jane Brotherston), Waihola and Roslyn Mrs Jas. Mollison, Mrs Walter Gow, Mrs Gibb, Miss Grey. Late Donald Cameron, Halfway Bush Hugh and Donald, Halfway Bush; Mrs Campbell (Jessie), Taranaki. Late Thomas Grainger, Anderson's Bay Mrs Donald Edwards (Jane) ; Mrs Isabella Duckworth, Highcliff; Thomas, Anderson's Bay; James Broad Bay; William, Kelso; Edward, Tapanui; Mrs Walker (Margaret), Anderson's Bay. Late Walter Miller, Roxburgh Andrew Dipton; John Cargill, Oamaru; Mrs Thompson (Mary), Dunedin ; Walter, Hawke's Bay ; William Hope, Dunedin. Late William Smith, Clutha Mrs Anderson and two sons. Peter Smith, Clutha family, six. John Stevenson, Henley two sons. Mrs Higgins (Jessie Duff), Dunedin William Robertson, Maori Hill five sons, three daughters. Late James Brown, Dunedin numerous descendants.
Cornwall, September 23, 1849
John Borton, Oamaru;
Francis G. Laing, Dunedin;
Mrs M'Donald (Catherine Short), North Island; Mrs Thos; Anderson (Margaret Short), Kurow; Mrs Meo (Janet Short), Maheno
John Walter Stoddart, Manaia ;
David Muir, Palmerston ;
Mrs M'Leod (Margaret Cornwall Muir), Palmerston ;
Mrs Mary Hepburn (Marshall), Roslyn ;
Robert Murray, Clarksville;
James Strain, Mary Ann Strain, and Mrs Finch (Elizabeth Strain), N.E. Valley. Mrs Hance Strain (aged 81 years) died at, N.E. Valley on 20th November, four days before the reunion was held.) Total, 14.
Descendants. Late J. R. Johnston, Dunedin Henry Augustus, London; Alfred Bruce, Dunedin; Mrs Helen Saunders, Christchurch ; Misses Annie Rose and Catherine Cargill, Dunedin Francis G. Laing, Dunedin Percy, Charles, Mrs Jeffreys, Misses Nellie, Flossie, and Winnie, Dunedin. Late Peter Proudfoot Geo. C. Proudfoot, Dunedin. Late Robert Short, N.E. Valley and Maheno Mrs Catherine M'Donald, North Island ; Mrs Margaret Anderson. Kurow; Mrs Janet Mee and Annie Short, Maheno; Mrs Isabella Short, N.E. Valley; Mrs Agnes Black, Christchurch; Mrs Jemima White, Riversdale. Late William Sanderson, Anderson's Bay Mrs Helen Stewart and Mrs Alex. M'Donald, Tomahawk; John and William, Highcliff; Misses Elizabeth and Jane, South Dunedin. Late John Muir, Kaikora David and Mrs C. M'Leod, Palmerston ; Mrs Mary Matheson, John and William, Shag Valley. Late James Marshall, Halfway Bush Mrs Mary Hepburn, Lewis Irvine Marshall, Roslyn. William Mathieson, Clarksville Agnes, Fanny, and Walter. Robert Murray John and Catherine, Clarksville.
Kelso, November 20, 1849
Survivors. Robert Shanks, Gisborne;
James S., William, Andrew, Henry, Ellen, and Harriet Shanks, Mataura.
Total, 7. (James Smith, Dunedin, passenger, died 20th October, 1899.)
James Smith, Wakari James Park Smith, Mrs Elizabeth Cahill, and Ann Mollison Smith, Dunedin. Late Margaret Smith William, Joseph, and Mrs Agnes Anderson, Stirling.
Pekin, May 12, 1849
Survivors. Mrs Thomas Brookes (Isabella Johnstone), Milton.
Descendants. Mrs Thomas Brookes, Milton, four sons seven daughters ; Mrs Edward Martin (Annie Reid), Milton; Mrs Moore, Milton (daughter, sixsons and four daughters)
Mooltan, December 26, 1849
Survivors. James M. Todd, Oamaru ; Mrs Alexander Shand (Jessie Todd); William Todd and Mrs Dr McCaw (Jane McAdam Todd), Taieri ; Mrs Mac Gibbon, sen (83) ; Mrs J. S. Shanks (Jessie Mac Gibbon ); Thomas and John (of Mac Gibbon and Sons), Mataura and Gore; John M'Lay, Hawksbury; Mrs James Stevenson (Ann M'lndoe), Limestone Plains; Mrs Robert Millar (Georgina Sinclair) and Mrs William Millar (Grace Sinclair), Invercargill ; W. R. Perkins, Invercargill ; James Perkins, West Coast; Mrs J. C. M'Gregor (Charlotte Perkins), Mataura; Mrs George Duncan. Melbourne; Mrs James Pollock (Agnes Duncan), Dunedin ; John Duncan, Corner Bush, Merton ; John Kirkland, Gisborne; William (son), Elmgrove, Taieri ; Mrs Dr Purdie, Waiwera; William M., Tauranga; Henry M., Christchurch; Mrs Gilison (Jane Purdie, Waiwera; David R. Purdie, Wellington ; Mrs Johnston (Jessie Jones Blackie), Dunedin; Joseph and Edward Harrison, Pukerau; Petersen Mrs Clemison (Mary), Sawyers' Bay; Mrs Walter (Rosanna), Berwick ; Jessie ; Mrs Grey (Florence), and Edward Love Peterson, Mornington ; Peter Peterson, Ahuriri ; William Aitchison, Kaitangata William and Agnes Bissett, Oamaru ; Allan Boyd, North Taieri; James Curie, Mornington; Henry Duncan, North-East Valley; Jas. Gebbie, sen., Dunedin; James Gebbie, jun., Oamaru ; John Gebbie, Greymouth ; James and John M'Neil, Balclutha; James M'Neil, Caversham. Total, 46; and 88 survivors in all.
Descendants. Late Alexander Todd, Taieri Mrs Alexander Shand (Jessie), four sons, three daughters; Mrs Dr M'Caw (Jane MAdam), three sons, two daughters. Late John Mac- Gibbon, Mataura Ebenezer of (Mac Gibbon Bros., Mataura and Gore); Archibald Alexander (manager National Mortgage Com.pany and Colin Mac Gibbon (manager Bank of New South Wales), Gore. Alexander SniitaJ Taieri Mrs Low and Mrs Falconer, Mosgiel (daughters). Late James Wright, Balclutha, John, North Island; Sinclair, James, and Simon, Balclutha; William and Mrs Georgar Anderson (Henrietta), .Stirling; Mrs George Wilson (Catherine), Milton. Late George Duncan (died at Ian Francisco, January 13, 1879) Mrs Elspeth Duncan (wife); James W. and George S., Melbourne; Peter (solicitor) and Mrs Isabella S. Shand, Dunedin; Mrs Mary, D. Hume, San Francisco; Mrs Priscilla B. Smith, Greenfield; Mrs Emma A. Dudvit, Alfred J. and Edwin H., Victoria ; and Arthur L. Duncan, San Francisco. John Duncan, Corner Bush James, Palmerston ; Mrs Margaret Shand, Keith Hall; Mrs Mary Jeffries. Flag Swamp; Charles, Alexandra; and Graham, Dunedin. Mrs Pollock (Agnes Duncan), Dunedin James, Mrs Thorn, and William, Mornington; Mrs Mary Kerr, Roslyn; George and Andrew, Dunedin. William Kirkland, Elmgrove (three sons and five daughters). Late Dr Purdie, surgeon of Moolton Mrs Purdie (wife), Waiwera; Henry, Christchurch: (one son four daughters) ; Mrs' Gibson (Jane), Waiwera (three sons and one daughter) ; David R., Wellington (one son, one daughter); Mrs F. W. Isitt (Mary C), Christchurch (one son, two daughters). Late Captain William Blackie, Caversham. Late Mrs John Allan, Bellfield (two sons, three daughters); Mr* Johnston (Jessie Jones Blackie), Dunedin; Mrs Willoughby (Sarah Johnston), Auskland; Mrs Munro (Louise Ethel Johnston), Dunedin; William James Johnston, Taranaki; Isabella Johnston, Dunedin; Waiter Blackie, Taieri (five sons, three daughters). Late Peter M'Gill, Milton Allan, Donald, John, Duncan; Neil Duncan, John M'Donald, Mrs M'lntosh, (Mary), Mrs Chisholm (Katherine), and Jessie. James M'Neil, James, jun., Caversham ; Alexander, Balclutha ; Eliza. Stuart, Wellington; Duncan, Melbourne; Andrew, Dunedin; Mrs Guthrie (Annie), Palmerston; Robert, Balclutha; Mrs Hay (Jessie Chalmers), Hawera; Mrs Newman (Mary. Christina), Clinton; Thomas Chalmers, Dunedin; John Douglas, North Island. John M'Neil. Balclutha James. England ; John, jun., Balclutha; Peter, Wairarapa; Annie, Feilding ; Margaret, London ; Miss Douglas, Wellington ; Duncan, Oamaru ; Mary, Balclutha; Jessie, Christchurch. Mrs Cross (Jane Petersen), Mornington Misses L. M.-and Florence Cross, Mornington. Mrs Lambert, Kensington (Duncan); Henry Duncan, North-East Valley; Henry John, Dunedin; Mrs M. J. Smith, Caversham; Mrs W. G. Lumley, Dunedin.
Cholera was prevalent in Greenock, from which port the Mooltan sailed on 12th September, 1849, and it broke out on board on the 21st September, and continued until the 15th October. It was brought on board in the bedding of a passenger. There were about 20 cases altogether, of which nine died (Dr Hocken). On arrival at Port Chalmers on 26th December, Mr L. Langlands, then boarding officer at Port Chalmers, had the yellow flag hoisted and the ship isolated until Dr Manning, health officer, was communicated with. On consultation with Dr Purdie, and finding there had been no deaths for over two months Dr Manning decided there was no occasion to place her in quarantine, and the passengers, were allowed to land at once.