Sailed 6th June 1874 and arrived Otago 28 August 1874
Reference: Family Search browse Otago 1874
Otago Witness 5
September 1874 page 12
Port Chalmers Arrivals Aug. 29 - Otago, ship, 1000 tons, Leslie, from London (June 6th.) Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agents. Passengers: 363 free and nominated immigrants.
Image 4 of 31 Bush William John 27 Essex Gardener Sarah A 23 Ada 2 Rosannad 1 [died] Dumbleton William 26 Oxford Farm Laborer Lucy Ann 21 Morris William 25 Hereford Shepherd Ellen 8 Miles Anne 12 Jane 21 Parralt Richard 44 Lincoln Farm Laborer Dinah 44 Thomas 23 Dinah 19 Enderley 15 Mary A 12 Murphy Lawrence 28 Waterford Carpenter Bridget 30 Ellen 4 William 3 Patrick 1 [died] IMAGE 5 of 31 Hamilton James 42 Haddington Laborer Marion 39 Alexander 16 Jane 15 Mary 9 James 5 William 3 Shaw Joseph 30 Antrim Laborer Elizabeth 25 James 5 Margaret 3 Tomlin William 39 Lincoln Farm Laborer Charlotte 32 Alice 11 Charles 7 William 4 George 3mths Waller William J 36 Norfolk Shoemaker Matilda 38 Margaret A 14 Wills Henry Richard 25 Gloster Shoemaker Sarah Ann 21 IMAGE of 31 Blagdon William H 31 Middlesex Plumber vc? Sarah 30 [son born on board] Julia 8 Louisa C A 2 Gilligan Thomas 23 Westmeath Farm laborer Mary 22 Jane 18 Brewer Charles 24 Essex Blacksmith Mary 25 William 5 Charles 2 [died] Voller Joseph 32 Hanks Farm laborer Sarah 25 Randall Charles 25 Hanks Farm laborer Marianne 20 Kate 9 mths [died] Healey Pat 38 Galway Farm laborer Ellen 30 [son born on board] Kate 7 Thomas 5 John 2 [died] Nash George 34 Middlesex Sawyer Bridget 27 Fletcher Patrick 27 Argyle Shepherd Helen 19 Agnes 11 mths IMAGE 7 of 31 Davis John 25 Stafford Farm laborer Emma 23 Rose 4 John 2 Herbert 3 mths Beazley William 34 Wiels Laborer Caroline 23 Clara L 9 mths [died] Wallington George 25 Oxford Sawyer Fanny 21 Brooks John 35 Kent Painter Sarah A 34 John J 15 Mary A 14 Clara 12 Frederick 10 Constance 8 Charles 6 Sarah 4 George 11 mths Brooks Silas E 31 Kent Painter Elizabeth 30 Edward R 10 Charles J 7 Elizabeth M A 4 [died] Ada 10 mths [died] IMAGE 8 of 31 Wurr James 41 Norfolk Tailor Martha 32 William 2 Alice 11 mths Annie 4 Garrand George 33 Surrey Carpenter Ann 34 Denson Henry 32 Stafford Miner Elizabeth 35 Henry 12 George 7 Phoebe 3 Elizabeth 1 mth Barber Alexander 27 Aberdeen Baker Mary 30 Basse John 35 Hanover Tinman Doris 34 Louise 4 Francis William 28 Galway Farm Laborer Isabella 21 Mary 2 Bridget infant
Freebarin William 23 Ayr Laborer Isabella 22 Andrew 1 IMAGE 9 Fitzgerald James 26 Cork Tailor Mary 22 Baker James 24 Berks G Laborer Elizabeth S M 25 James 6 mths Randell Robert 36 Hants G Laborer Sophia 32 Mary 9 Charles 7 Thomas W 3 Albert 3 mth Knowles Wallace 33 Kent Gardiner Elizabeth L 31 Fanny 9 Sidney 7 Jessie 3 Wall Robert 44 Kilkenny Genl Famer Mary 37 Stacca 19 John 18 Mary 16 Bridget 14 William 13 Ellen 11 Catherine 10 Thomas 8 Agnes 8 Michael 5 Thirzia 3 Anne 3 mnths IMAGE 10 of 31 Kennedy William 27 Waterford Shepherd Rebecca 26 John 4 Susan 2 Mary 1 Turner Thomas 40 Cork Laborer Catherine 32 Mary J 11 Edward 7 John 5 Thomas 3 Catherine 11 mths Eagar William 34 Kerry Laborer Ellen 38 John 22 Ellen 19 James 12 Edward 8 Mary 5 Anne 2 Gernen Daniel 30 Cork Laborer Margaret 25
Image 11 0f 31 Hartz Martin 35 Limerick Ploughman Sarah 33 Laurence 13 Fanny 12 Charles 10 William 7 Martin 4 Infant 6 mnths Sullivan John 37 Cork Farm Laborer Johanna 30 Julia 9 James 6 Daniel 5 Patrick 4 Mary 2 John 9 mths Jimlin James 39 Cork Shoemaker Fanny 38 Joseph 14 James 10 Fanny 7 Thomas 4 John 11 mnths [died] Kelly William 20 Bennett Richard 31 Berks Laborer Sarah 27 Emily 10 Alice 6 John 3 mths IMAGE 12 of 31 Crapper James 27 Oxford Gardiner Martha A 27 Alice A 4 Emily E 2 Moon George 23 Worcester Laborer Rosina 22 Charles 4 mths Henderson Walker 41 Edinborough Laborer Christiana G 40 Susan 18 John 13 Thomas 11 William 9 Fryer John 29 Cork Carpenter Mary A 30 Elizabeth C 1 [died] Welsh John A 29 Berks Laborer Jane E 28 [daughtert born on board] George 7 William 5 Samuel 4 Henry 1 Hichcox Thomas 23 Middlesex Laborer E A 23 Chrichton John 28 Forfarshire Mason Margaret 28 Mary 7 John 5 David 3 IMAGE 13 Colonial Nominated Anderson John 36 Ayr Laborer (Southland) Helen 37 Agnes 14 James 12 Helen 10 Robert 8 Elizabeth 1 Grant James 57 Aberdeen Farm laborer James A 50 John M 37 Betsy 9 Jessie 7 Magill John 36 Armagh Laborer Dunedin Elizabeth 26 Henry 4 Mary 2 Margaret 6/12 not nominated Cox George 39 Middlesex Laborer Martha 37 William 17 Annie 15 Harry 13 Ernest 8 Catherine 6 Elizabeth 3 George 1 Hazelwood Walter 31 Middlesex Shoemaker Elizabeth 28 Thomas 4 Charlotte 8 Rosina 6 Robert 1 IMAGE 14 SINGLE MEN Parrott Thomas 23 Lincoln Laborer Enderley 15 Hamilton Alexander 16 Haddington Brooks John 15 Kent Denson Henry 12 Stafford Wall John 18 Kilkenny Farmer William 13 Eagar John 22 Kerry Tailor James 12 Hartz Laurence 13 Limerick Simlin Joseph 14 Cork Kelly William 20 Cork Printer Henderson John 13 Edinborough Cox William 17 Middlesex Laborer Cox Harry 13 Middlesex Edward George 22 Oxon GlLaborer Miles James 23 Middlesex Gl Laborer IMAGE 15 SINGLE MEN Doherty David 20 Antrim Farm Laborer O'Connor Pat 22 Sligo Boot maker Clark Adam 26 Antrim Farm Laborer Everton William 22 Cork Plumber Smith Hillier 22 Jersey Plumber James Jas. W 20 Essex Farm Laborer Coulan James 27 Westmeath Groom McKenzie John 32 Ross Farm Laborer McCarthy Thomas 21 Kerry Farm Laborer Ruddle Thomas 21 Kerry Farm laborer Frederick Alexander 24 Ross Farm Laborer McGea William 19 Derry Laborer Smyth William 19 Derry Laborer Daily Thomas 28 Tipperary Ploughman Horigan Terence 26 Tipperary Farm Laborer Baxter James 21 Lancashire Farm Laborer
IMAGE 16 SINGLE MEN Coles Alfred 18 Middlesex Blacksmith Brough James 23 Stafford Gardiner Germany George 20 Essex Farm Laborer Brown George 20 Larnark Miner Struth Thomas 20 Larnark Engineman Webb Charles 20 Essex Farm laborer Ravenhall James 23 Worcester Laborer Cockerill Henry 22 Leicester Wheelwright Murray David 19 Middlesex Farm laborer Moloney Patrick 27 Clare Laborer Collins William M 22 Kent Plasterer Wright William 26 Surrey Carpenter IMAGE 17 SINGLE MEN Coleman James 21 Derry Ploughman Harold Daniel 30 Kerry Farm Laborer Snushall Henry 18 Cambridge Shepherd Snushall Samuel 20 Cambridge Shepherd Knowles Walter H 24 Kent Grainer Vc? Power Edmond 20 Waterford Ploughman Murphy Richard 26 Kilkenny Farm Manager Murphy Patrick 20 Kilkenny Farm Manager Fleming Richard 21 Kilkenny Farm Manager Sheridan Vincent 21 Waterford Farm laborer Power Thomas 21 Waterford Farm Laborer Carr William 20 Limerick Farm Laborer Kelly Thomas 28 Cork Carpenter IMAGE 18 Callaghan Daniel 18 Cork Blacksmith Spilland Patrick 29 Cork Blacksmith Latham Oliver 20 Cork Laborer Crowley Timothy 21 Cork Farm Laborer Skehan John 25 Clare Butcher McGrath Michael 29 Limerick Farm laborer Lynch Michael 40 Limerick Farm Laborer Willis Richard 28 Cork Laborer Woods William 25 Tipperary Ploughman Andrews George 34 Essex Laborer Taylor James 35 Warwick Wagon builder Gibbs George 23 Warwick Sawyers laborer IMAGE 19 SINGLE MEN Norgrove George 25 Stafford Blacksmith George Samuel 21 Carmarthen Carpenter Grant William N 17 Fife Ploughman Henry Walter 20 Shetland Farm laborer Andrews Swan 25 Cambridge Shoemaker Moloney John 37 Kilkenny Laborer Ebbitt William 18 Surrey Labourer Henderson George 20 Surrey Labourer William 25 Surrey Labourer O'Rourke John 22 Dublin Mason IMAGE 20 Colonial Nominated Anderson James 12 Ayr Grant John M 37 Aberdeen Farm laborer James David 51 Forfar Gardiner Otago Henry 12 Chambers James 57 Cc Down Carpenter Dunedin Sarah 30 Mary Ann 22 Williams Paull 15 Cornwall Miner
IMAGE 21 of 31 Single women Cerens Margaret 24 Monaghan Housemaid Brown Jessie 19 Kirkcudbright Cook Graham Eliza 23 Westmeath Servant Miles Ann 12 Hereford Jane 21 Hereford Cook Parratt? Dinah 19 Lincoln Servant Mary A 12 Lincoln Hamilton Jane 15 Haddington Waller Margaret A 14 Norfolk Gilligan Jane 18 Westmeath Nurse Brooks Mary 14 Kent Clara 12 kent Wall Stacca 19 Kilkenny Servant Mary 16 Kilkenny Servant Bridget 14 Kilkenny Servant Eagar Ellen 19 Kerry Servant Hartz Fanny 12 Limerick Cox Annie 15 Middlesex Henderson Susan 18 Edinburgh Dressmaker
IMAGE 22 Woods Elizabeth J 26 Sussex General servant Forsyth Emma? 26 Cork Housemaid Mirk Mary 22 Cork Dressmaker Treacy Ann 25 Cork Dressmaker Murphy Bridget 25 Kilkenny General Servant Costella Ellen 20 Kilkenny Servant Morrisey Ellen 20 Kilkenny Servant Murphy Margaret 17 Cork General Servant Murphy Ann 18 Cork Dairymaid
IMAGE 23 of 31 Quin Mary 18 Limerick General Servant Scanlan Ellen 30 Limerick General Servant Bethel Catherine 25 Limerick General Servant Curtin Margaret 20 Kilkenny General Servant Mc Closky Mary 17 Limerick General Servant Sheahan Mary 22 Limerick General Servant Andrews Swan 25 Cambridge Ellen 23 Cambridge Housemaid Lucy 19 Cambridge Housemaid Daws Caroline 27 Middlesex Dressmaker O'Sullivan Catherine 21 Middlesex Teacher IMAGE 24 Rogers Emma 43 Essex Servant Matron £5 Cameron Margaret 18 Essex Servant IMAGE 25 Colonial Nominated Anderson Agnes 14 Ayr Chambers Sarah 30 Down Seamstress Mary A 22 Down Dressmaker Ebbitt Sophia 20 Cavan Cook Dunedin 687 Jane 23 Cavan Cook Williams Mary 24 Cornwall servant Dunedin 773 Paull 15 Cornwall Magill Susan 26 Monaghan Housemaid James 7 Daniel 10/12
IMAGE 29 Nationality English 164 Irish 147 Scotch 47 Welsh 4 Hanoverians 3 Channel Islands 1 Welsh 1 Totals souls 363
Otago Witness 19 September 1874, Page 3 DEATHS ON BOARD THE OTAGO.
A correspondent sends us the following list of births and deaths on board the ship Otago, which arrived here on the 28th of last month. It appears that a small newspaper was published on board called the Otago Gazette, and in this the following births and deaths were published as they occurred
16th July — Mrs Healy, formerly of County Galway, Ireland, of a son.
17th August — Mrs Welsh, late of East Hendred, Berkshire, England, of a daughter.
26th August — Mrs Blagdon, formerly of Plymouth, Devonshire, England, of a son.
25th June — Oliver Latham, aged 20 years, formerly teacher, son of James Latham, schoolmaster, Glenworthy, County Cork, Ireland.
6th July — Elizabeth Charlotte, aged 1 year 9 months, daughter of John Fryer, formerly of Cork City, Ireland.
7th July — Helen, aged 4 years 4 months, daughter of Laurence Murphy, formerly of Mount Mellory, County Waterford, Ireland.
7th July — Adah, aged 1 year, daughter of Silas Brooks, formerly of Rochester, County of Kent, England.
11th July — Clara Lydia, aged 1 year, daughter of William Beazley, formerly of Spennington, Oxfordshire, England.
13th July — Rosanna, aged 1 year 7 months, daughter of William John Bush, formerly of Rumford, County of Essex, England.
13th July — John Francis, aged 1 year 1 month, son of James Jimlin, formerly of Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland.
4th August — Charles, aged 1 year 10 months, son of Charles Brewer, formerly of Rumford, County of Essex, England.
4fch August — John, aged 2 years 6 months, son of Patrick Healy, formerly of County Galway, Ireland.
8th August — Elizabeth, aged 4 years, daughter of Silas Brooks, formerly of Rochester, County of Kent, England,
18th August — Kate, aged 1 year 3 months, daughter of Charles Randall, formerly of Crookhaven, Hampshire. England.
27th August — Patrick, aged 1 year 7 months, son of Laurence Murphy, formerly of Mount Mellory, County Waterford, Ireland.
Otago Daily Times 31 August 1874, Page 4
ARRIVAL OF THE OTAGO. -Messrs P. Henderson and Co.'s good ship Otago, freighted below the beams with general cargo, and above them with as many free and nominated immigrants as there was space for, arrived at the anchorage off the Port on Saturday. She was towed in by the Geelong, and has made the passage from Gravesend in 83 days, or, from land to land, in 78 days. The health and immigration officers were promptly in attendance, and received a favourable account of the sanitary condition of the passengers from the surgeon-superintendent, Dr Hauon. There bad been an outbreak of measles during the passage, forty-seven of the children being attacked, but only three succumbed to the disease and the latter, moreover, ran its course in the period of one month, appealing on the 15th of June, and disappearing on the 16th July. Nine deaths from other causes had occurred; one child died from the effects of enteric (typhoid) fever, seven died of diarrhoea, and an adult died of bronchitis Three births had occurred during the passage. The immigrants per Otago number 303 souls—equal to 293 statute adults. They are classified as follows: 55 married couples, 47 single women, 86 single men. 52 boys, 47 girls, and 21 infants. Arranged according to their nationalities, there are—English, 93 males and 72 females Scotch, 29 males. 23 females; Irish, 82 males, 62 females; foreigners, 1 male and 1 female. From what we could gather concerning the immigrants, they appear to have conducted themselves properly on the passage. The single women were very well spoken of by Capt. Leslie, Dr Hanon, and the matron, Mrs Rodgers. We were very much gratified at observing that the matron's position was much more clearly defined on board the Otago than on any other immigrant ship that we have visited. She was accommodated with a separate cabin, fitted with desk, &c, that lent it an official air of authority. She was also what we term properly appointed, that is, was inducted to office before the ship sailed, and received her appointment from the Agent-General's office. Our acquaintance of the matron, although a brief one, inclines us to the opinion that she is a very suitable person for the position she occupies. The immigrants had no complaints to make, and all looked well and hearty. The various compartments wore scrupulously clean, and the ship was well appointed in offices, &c. In fact, there was nothing to take exception to, save that the ship would be all the better for side scuttles, their absence renders the 'tween decks very murky. The Otago comes here under the command of Captain Leslie, her old commander, Captain Steuart, having found another appointment in connection with the Albion Co. Excepting a few days' heavy weather, whilst her easting was toeing run down, the passage was characterised by moderate winds—light at times—and fine weather. According to the log-book, the ship left Gravesend on June 6th, and discharged the Channel pilot off Portland on the 8th. Thence moderate weather and variable winds prevailed until the 17th June, when in lat. 34.22, the ship fell in with easterly winds, the beginning of the Trade, and kept them, albeit somewhat variable and light, to the edge of the Doldrum Belt. The Line was crossed on the 4th July, in long. 23.32, and the S.E. Trade met at the same time. It was a poor Trade, scant and light, and left the ship on the 10th in lat. 19.6. It was succeeded by northerly winds for a few days, and then on the 14th the first of the Westerlies was met with in the shape of a stiff N.W. breeze, that freshened to a hard gale, for 24 hours, and then settled down to a steady breeze, veering between N.W. and SW. On the 22ud July the Otago crossed the meridian of Greenwich in lat. 10.37, and the meridian of the Cape on the 26th, lat. 43.48. Off the Cape she was headed by a few days of N.E. and E. weather, which gave way in time to westerly winds, and the ship then commenced to knock off her casting. On the 8th of August the wind increased to a severe c.ale, the beginning of a very heavy S.W. blow. During the first it the ship ran under the three lower top-sails, and bowled off 12 and 13 knots per hour. Still the gale freshened, with high and increasing sea, and on the 11th the ship began to take in water and several very heavy seas rolled over the lee rail as she lurched. The chief officer narrowly escaped drowning during the day, being twice taken overboard by the recoiling water, but fortunately was washed in again. As the weather looked very bad, whilst the sea was increasing and the barometer had fallen to 28.60, Captain Leslie decided to heave the ship to, and to the wind she was accordingly brought and lay there for 36 hours. Then the gale moderated, and she was again kept away passed the meridian of the Leuwin the 14th inst.. carried westerly winds until past Tasmania, and then had variable winds to the Snares, which were sighted on the 26th inst., at 5.30 p.m., and the Heads were reached on Friday afternoon. Hail and snow storms were frequent whilst the ship was running down her casting on the 15th parallel.