Otago Witness � Saturday May 8, 1858 page 6 & May 15 pg4
Otago Witness May 15 1858. We re-publish the following Nourmahal list as we are unable to supply copies of last week's publication. The "Nourmahal" left Plymouth on the 8th February.
May 5, Nourmahal, 884 tons, Brayley, from London. Passengers.
Passengers- 1st Cabin: De Troy William Gillow Edward Gillow J Gold C James William A Johnson P Martin Robert and wife Monteflore Moses and wife Murray John Nurse William Robertson Charles wife 2 sons and 3 daughters Roscow Arthur Roscow Thomas Sendall Henry Twiss Thomas Twiss Mary West August 2nd Cabin Barton George Baxter James Edwards Thomas Eastgate Elizabeth Eastgate William Leech John Salter John Salter Louisa Williams Edwin Steerage Adam William wife 2 sons and 3 daughters Alexander Henry Arniss George wife 2 sons and 4 daughters Bacon William wife 2 sons and 1 daughter Baines John wife 2 sons and 2 daughters (Barnes) Baker George wife 1 son and 2 daughters Bamberry Andrew Bamberry John Bardsley Moses wife and 2 sons Barrett Henry wife and daughter Beadle James wife and 2 sons Bolton William Borthwick Eliza Bowler Henry William Bradley James wife and daughter Brown William wife and daughter Boydom Adam (?Brydone) Buckham George wife 2 sons and 2 daughters Christie William wife and daughter Codling Charles Codling Sarah Craddock Michael wife 3 sons and 1 daughter Crowhurst George wife and 2 daughters Cudsden Thomas wife 1 son and 4 daughters Diack John wife and 2 daughters Dingwall James Elliot Mary Field Eliza Freeman William wife 3 sons and 4 daughters Garthwaite William wife 4 sons and 1 daughter Groves William Gwyn James wife and daughter Hall John wife and daughter Holt James Hossack Donald Hubbard William Jeffries John wife 4 sons and 4 daughters Kent Mary Ann Knott Thomas and wife Elizabeth Knott McHamee James (?McNamee) McKenzie Alexander and wife McLennan Donald Marks John and wife (?Mark) Mickham John Miller George wife 2 sons and 2 daughters Morris Edward Morris Mary Morris Thomas wife 3 sons and 2 daughters Morton Andrew Morton Daniel Murray George and wife Murray Robert wife 2 sons and 1 daughter Neale John Needham John Nichols George wife (Mary) 2 sons and 3 daughters (?Mary Ann) Nicol Ann Outram John wife 2 sons and 1 daughter Oxley Robert wife son and 3 daughters Preece William Redington Richard Redpath Robert Reynolds Charles Reynolds Mary Ronaldson Thomas Savage Jane Savage John Scarlett Joseph Scarlett William wife and 2 sons Simpson Daniel wife 3 sons and 2 daughters Smith George wife 3 sons and 2 daughters Smith John wife son and 3 daughters Sounness Margaret Sparks William (?William J. Spark) Staples Frederick wife 3 sons and 2 daughters Tala John Tanner William wife 1 son and 1 daughter Twaites James Walters John Ward Thomas Wood Alfred Wood Martha
May 15 1858 pg4
The arrival of the "Strathfieldsaye" and the "Nourmahal" has made a very considerable addition to our population. There are: plouhghmen 29, shepherds 6, blacksmiths 4, labourers 72, carpenters 15, butcher 1, saddler 1, domestic servants 64.
May 29 1858 pg5
Resident Magistrates Court.
Henry Barrel sued Robert Hooper, Steward of the ship "Nourmahal," for �4 10ss, for acting as to the defendant, as Steward of said ship. Judgment was given for �1 10s, with half costs.
Cleared Out. June 4, Henry, 42, Wallace, for Port Lyttelton, with 2 bales and 5 cases. Passengers - Messrs. Gold, West and Hinnigan
pg6 Brayley v. Jones
The plaintiff, Lewis Cowley Brayley, master of the ship "Nourmahal" sought to recover from John Jones, merchant, Dunedin, the sum of �100, as damage for an assault made upon him by the said defendant at Dunedin on the 15ult. Agreed to a verdict of �5 damages, which the Magistrate ruled to carry full costs.
Warren v Brayley
George Warren claimed from Captain Brayley the sum of �20 as salvage for the recovery of a boat belonging to the ship "Nourmahal." It appeared that early on the morning of the 12th ult. six of the crew and the boat were found to be amissing from the ship. On the same day plaintiff discovered a ship's boat in the breakers on the beach at Blueskin, which proved to be the "Nourmahal" boat. Having placed her in safety, he informed Captain Brayley of the circumstance, who was anxious that the boat should be brought round to Port Chalmers, which the plaintiff, with assistance did. The plaintiff then wished the captain to make some arrangement with him for saving of the boat. He said he had no objection to pay plaintiff and his assistant for their time in saving the boat, but he could not pay salvage. Judgement for the plaintiff, �15, with 15s. costs.
June 19 1858 Otago Witness
Jones v Brayley
This was an action instituted by John Jones, merchant, Dunedin, to recover from Lewis Cowley Brayley, master of the "Nourmahal" the sum of �4 for the overcharge on freight of goods ex "Nourmahal." The Bench entered a judgment for the debt, together with costs of the summons. Mr Reynolds demanded a copy of the evidence, in order that he might enter an Appeal to some superior Court, which not being a usual course, or provided for by law, was refused by the Bench.
Cleared Out. June 10, Nourmahal, 846 tons, Brayley, for Port Lyttelton with 60 hhds, and 20 barrels beer, 2 bales sacks, 1 cask seeds, 3 boxes charts, 4 cases apparel, 3 boxes seeds and apparel, 1 case ironwork, 1 case stationery, 20 hhds and 15 brls. ale, 7 qr casks branks, 1 box samples, 8 qr casks brandy, 2 boxes printing materials, 249 ends timber, 125 pieces scantling, 1 box books, 100 bags salt, 100 tons coal, 30 barrels cement, 5000 fire bricks, 1 box boots and shoes.. Passengers - Cabin: Mr and Mrs C. Robertson, Sarah, Georgina, Clara, and Gordon Robertson, and 2 children; Mr and Mrs R. Martin, Messrs. Lendall and Detroy. 2nd Cabin; John and Elizabeth Salter, William and Elizabeth Eastgate, George and Eliza Ott, Messrs. Souness and Allan, with 28, including children in the steerage.
pg 7 How to Execute a Will.
Cutting off a Heir with a Shilling.
William and Ann Freeman, who were c. aged 46, left Southowram in January 1858, to sail from London on the Nourmahal with seven children. There is a diary, the voyage account, by William Freeman original at Otago Settlers Museum, M25 and a copy in Hocken Library, Dunedin. Caroline was probably born about 1853, making her about four or five years old when she emigrated. All the children started their voyage very healthy, according to the migration inspector who checked them before they were allowed to sail. All of them thrived in their new country. The older ones quickly found work and the younger ones attended a primary school within a mile of where the family settled to farm, near Dunedin. Caroline became that school�s dux in 1866 and then worked there as a pupil-teacher until 1872. Her name and subsequent achievements are recorded permanently in the school�s entrance-way. Caroline�s next appointment was as Infant Mistress at a larger school in Dunedin, where her reputation as a gifted teacher grew. From there she was appointed First Assistant at the Girls� High School (the first public girls� secondary school in New Zealand) despite the fact that she herself had no formal secondary schooling. She taught at the secondary school for nearly two years. Meanwhile, she was studying in her own time at the end of each working day to qualify for enrollment at the university. She was the first matriculated woman to study alongside the men at the university, a novel development unpopular with some at the time. In her first year she showed her ability by winning an essay competition open to all undergraduates. Despite a period of illness she passed her final exams for a Bachelor of Arts in 1878.
She is buried at the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch.
First name: CAROLINE
Date of death: Sunday, 16 August 1914
Cemetery: Linwood Cemetery
Date of burial: Tuesday, 18 August 1914
Block number: 20
Plot number: 115
Age: 58 years
Address: 194 WORCESTER STREET
Place of birth: ENGLAND
Years in New Zealand: 50
Comments: Died: Embolism of cerebral artery
Mr. Frederic Twiss has been twice married. His first wife died in 1899, and he took as his second wife Miss Mary Jaye Martin, daughter of Mr. James Martin, one of the pioneer settlers of the Tokomairiro district.
Mr. Twiss came to New Zealand by the ship �Nourmahal,� and took up 500 acres of land at Lovell's Flat, where he was one of the first settlers, and there he farmed till 1870. He then left his property, and bought another farm near Milton, and worked it until 1876, when he retired from active life. Mr. Twiss has been a member of road boards and school committees, and is now, on the Milton Domain Board. Although a Freemason, he is unattached in New Zealand. He is an enthusiastic bowler, and the winner of numerous gold medals and other prizes.
1899 Bruce Herald
Another of the, pioneer settlers of this district has gone to her long home. Mrs Frederic Twiss who died last week and was buried at the public cemetery, Fairfax, was a native of Cambridge, England, and was the daughter of Mr J. P. Lawrence of that city, and was born in 1819, she arrived with her husband in the ship Nourmahal in May 1858, and shortly after settled on their land at Lovells Flat. - At that, early date there Were no other residents in that district and their nearest neighbors were Mr John Carglll, at Meadow Bank, on the one side and Mr Pilans, at the Molyneux, on the other.
West Coast Times 15 November 1866, Page 2 Port of Hokitika
ENTERED IN. Otago, b.b. 457 tons, Wm. Clayton, from Melbourne. Passengers �cabin Mrs Twiss, Miss Twiss.
Daily Southern Cross, 24 September 1866, Page 4
PASSENGERS PER S.S. MATAURA, F0R MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, AND NEW ZEALAND. Mrs. Frances Twiss and infant daughter, Miss F. Twiss.
From Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Official No. 16165.
Built Bridport 1856.
Owners : Prowse & Co.
Port of Reg : Liverpool.