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Sailed 6th June 1874 and arrived Otago 28 August 1874

Reference: Family Search browse Otago 1874

Reference: 'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.

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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
Births.
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.

Deaths.
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.