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LIST OF IMMIGRANTS, DEBTORS TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT 
OF OTAGO FOR PASSAGE MONEYS,
- (Assisted Immigration Passage 
Money Account."
) Corrected from Treasury Books, 4th August., 1869 inclusive.

The date after the immigrants' names are the dates of last payments.

In 1869 an official list was published of all those people who had part or all of their passage to Otago paid for by the Otago Provincial Government since 1848 and who still owed any part of this money. 

Otago Witness January 3 1863

Entered Inwards
Dec. 27 - Pladda, 982 tons, Boyd, from Glasgow. Cargill and Co. agents.

Partial listing  from the 1869 list pages 11 & 12 
137 names  - women - the gaps represent passengers who have completed paying the fare.

"Pladda" December 26 1862 cont. letter
Aldil_on 	Janet
Agnew 		Mary
Allan 		Clementina
Anderson 	Susan
Anderson 	Eliza
Bartman 	Catherine or Bateman
Brown 		Mary
Brown 		Henrietta
Bell 		Catherine
Brownlee 	Mary Ann
Byrne 		Winfred
Bain 		Margaret
Buchan 		Margaret
Baxter 		Jane
Bennie 		Margaret
Campbell 	Catherine
Campbell 	Margaret, Glasgow
Campbell 	Margaret, Rothsay
Cullen 		Ann
Carr 		Mary
Castello 	Kate
Chalmers 	Catherine
Cormack 	Margaret
Connelly 	Margaret, Oraumore

Connell 	Maria
Condell 	Jane, Dublin
Condell 	Mary Jane, Dublin
Crerar 		Catherine
Cassells 	Elizabeth
Cantwill 	Ellen
Carruthers 	Mary and Caroline
Daly 		Jane

Duncan 		Margaret

Darrack 	Margaret
Evans 		Mary Jane

Finlay 		Jessie
Fairley 	Georgina Margaret, Elizabeth and Jessie
Gillen 		Rebecca
Graham 		Jane

Gordon 		Catherine

Henderson 	Mary
Holloran 	Kate
Holloran 	Bridget
Hanley 		Margaret
Hughes 		Mary
Harvey 		Catherine
Hill 		Helen

Haigh 		Elizabeth
Houston 	Agnes
Johnston 	Ann
Johnston 	Barbara
Johnston 	Isabella
Johnston 	Mary
Johnston	Adam
Johnston 	Eliza
Johnston	William
Joyce		Bridget
Kearney		Mary
Kane		Ann
Kane		Jane
Kelly		Margaret
Kelly		Honor
Kelly		Ann
Kelly		Christina
Kelly		Margaret
Kinealy		Margaret
Lawson		Mary
Larkin		Mary
Livingstone	Margaret


McNaughton	Catherine
McNaughton	Christina
McNaughton	Margaret
McHale		Anne
McIntosh	Catherine
McIvor		Isabella
McAllister	Isabella
McGuire		Christina and Mary
McAulay		Janet
McNally		Mary
McPhail		Catherine
McDougall	Catherine
McNair		Mary
	
McFarlane	Margaret
McDermind	Elizabeth
M_ _ _ _	Bridget
Mee		Isabella
Mullan		Julia
Mauchlin	Maryann
Marr		Helen

Mitchell	Mary
Morrison	Agnes
Meiklejohn	Mrs Janet



Mahon		Honor
Magon		Honor

Munro		Catherine W
O'Connor	Mary
O'Connor 	Nancy
O'Connor	Benelia
Parlane		Ellen
Porteous	Ellen


Raun		Biddy
Regan		Mary
Robertson	Mary
Robertson	Cath.
Robertson	Marion
Reilly		Margaret
Reid		Wilheminia
Reid		Jane
Reid		Ann
Richie		Isabella

Simpson		Jane
Simpson		Helen	
Smith		Honor
Smith		Margaret
Scott		Mary
Scott		Harriett
Sutherland	Elizabeth
Smith		Jane
Smith		Mrs, Mary, and Isabella and Margaret
Turnbull	Elizabeth
Turnbull	Jessie
Torrance	Jane
Thomson		Jessie, Ann and Jane
Williamson	Williamina
Walsh		Catherine
Wilson		Robert, Agnes, Ellen, and Christina

Otago Witness, 28 November 1906, Page 66
The intelligence of the death of Mrs John Leishman, [nee Margaret SMITH - folio No. 1216, 1864] of Kaikorai Valley, will have been received with regret by her friends, including many old settlers. She arrived in the colony in December, 1862, by the Pladda, among the passengers being Mr Leishman, to whom she was married early in 1864. With her husband she settled in Oamaru, where he followed his trade of an engine-driver, and there they lived for 36 years, after which time they removed to Dunedin and took up their residence in the Kaikorai Valley. In 1897 Mr and Mrs Leishman visited the Old Country for the sake of her health, and eventually she derived considerable benefit from the change, but for several months past she was confined to her bed with a severe illness, which culminated in an attack of congestion of the lungs that she was unable to throw off. Mrs Leishman, who was a native if Rothesay, Bute, is survived by her husband and a family of six four daughters (all married) and two sons, the younger of them also being married. She was a colonist of an admirable type, whose death will cause sincere sorrow wherever she was known.

Otago Witness, 10 December 1902, Page 30
Sir Francis Wilkinson, one of the oldest of Dunedin' g builders, died at his residence,
Nevada, on Monday afternoon, after a prolonged and painful illness. Mr Wilkinson was predeceased by one of his sons at Naseby on Thursday last, and in business and church work he was for-very many years closely connected with the, late Mr R. A. Lawson, architect, whose death last week came as so great a surprise to the community. Deceased was born in Glasgow in 1834  being therefore 68 years of age at the time of his death, and in that town served his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. In 1863 he came out to Dunedin by the ship Pladda, and worked at his trade for a little while with the old firm of North and Scoullar. When the Hokitika rush set in Mr Wilkinson, with many others, went to the Coast, but, not being successful, soon found his way back again to Dunedin, where he started business shortly afterwards on his own account as a builder. In this he was successful, and continued so up till a few years ago, when he retired from active life. Among the public buildings for which he was the contractor may be mentioned the Kaikorai School, the first portion of the Mornington Churchy St. John's Church and Hall, Roslyn. and the Stuart Street Oddfellows Hall. Mr Wilkinson, whilst in health and strength, always took a deep and active interest in social, religious, and educational work. For many years he was a member of the Rcslyn Borough Council and the- Kaikorai School Committee, of which latter body he was. also chairman. During Kaikorai's troublous times, when the committee, the then head master Mr M'Laughlin, and the Education Board were all at loggerheads with one another, Mr Wilkinson was in the forefront. Jft is however, in the matter of physical training in the public schools that' his name should ever be held in' high, esteem for to the deceased gentleman is due the credit of our public schools having gymnasiums attached to them. Through his persistent advocacy of this adjunct a gymnasium was established in connection with the Kaikorai School, that marking the initiation of a movement in our schools which today has attained large proportions. In his death First Church loses another of its band of faithful workers, who bore the heat and burden of day in the sixties, seventies, and eighties. So far back as 1870 he was elected to the office of eldership in First Church, and held that office with honour to himself and the church up till the' time of his. death. The deceased gentleman held a high reputation for honesty and integrity, and his death will be keenly felt not only by his widow and family, but also by the business people with whom he came in contact, and a large circle of friends. He is survived by Mrs Wilkinson and five eons and two daughters. One daughter is a teacher in the Forbury School. Of the sons, two reside in Dunedin Francis Wilkinson, builder, and John Wilkinson, solicitor ; two (one of whom is Lieutenant Wilkinson, of the Seventh New Zealand Contingent) hold appointments in South Africa ; whilst another son is a draughtsman in Sydney.

Otago Witness, 10 July 1907, Page 29
The many friends of Mrs Ann Wilkinson, of Nevada, Roslyn, widow of the late Mr Francis Wilkinson, builder, will regret to hear of her death, which took place at her residence on the 6th inst. The deceased lady arrived in Dunedin with her husband and three children by the Pladda in 1862, and since 1870 has resided in Roslyn. She had a large circle of acquaintances, by whom she was much esteemed. In the earlier days of Dunedin she was applied to in all the family emergencies of her friends and neighbours, as she was wise in counsel aid eminently practical and helpful. Since the death of her husband, four and a-half years ago, Mrs Wilkinson has been more or less ailing, and through a long and painful illness her cheerful patience and kindly words endeared her to those who came in contact with her. Mrs Wilkinson is survived by five sons and two daughters.