'Sir George Pollock'
Sir George Pollock, ship, 630 tons, sailed from England 17 July and arrived Lyttelton 10 November, 1851, with 145 passengers.
A List of Persons whom the Canterbury Association have authorized to embark for Canterbury, New Zealand per Ship "Sir George Pollock". Withers, Commander. Dr Moore Surgeon-Superintendent, Frederick Young, Manger of Shipping. Shipping Office, Canterbury Association 15 July 1851.
Chief CabinBrown Mrs F Cotterill Arthur J. 3 M Cotterill Frank H. 2 M Cotterill G. Rev.'d M Y 3 ship's Chaplain Cotterill Georgeann inf F Cotterill Mrs F Y 3 Cotterill Mrs F Jackson Alexandria inf F Jackson Arthur 13 M Jackson Charlotte 11 F Jackson Frederick 12 M Jackson Henrietta 8 F Jackson Henry 9 M Jackson Mrs A. F 6 Lard? Miss F Liberty Miss F Mexess? Mrs F Moore Alice 8 F Moore Anne inf F Moore Dr. M Y 6 Moore Elizabeth 20 F Moore Ellen 2 F Moore Louise 4 F Moore Mrs F Y 6 Moore Thomas 6 M Muter Mr Basil M Storer Mrs F Wakefield Edward M Wakefield Felix M 4 Wakefield Josephine F Wakefield Miss F Wakefield Oliver M [b. Tasmainia] Wakefield Priscilla F Wakefield Salvator M White Mrs M
Bickley, J.B. 24
Ffitch, George 40
Ffitch, Emma 38
Ffitch, George John 12
Ffitch, Henry 11
Ffitch, Francis 9
Ffitch, Mary infant
McCord, Robert 19
Wood, Mrs 2 children
?Shass, Michael 43, Bricklayer
?Shass, Caroline 12
Owen, Frederick Laborer, 21
SteerageAdam George 2 M not going Adam Margaret 23 F Y 2 not going Adam Margaret inf F not going Adam Robert 24 M Y 2 Baker not going Bell Ann 23 F Domestic Servant not married Bell William 25 M Ag. Laborer Cockburn Andrew 21 M Ag. Laborer Cowie Jane 21 F Dairy woman Davey Ann 38 F Domestic Servant Ford Amelia 9 F Ford Augustus 4 M Ford Augustus 38 M Y 5 Shoemaker Ford Emma 11 F Ford Helen 6 F Ford Henry 1 M Ford Sarah 35 F Y 5 Gee Alfred 11 M Gee Alice 1 F Gee Eleanor 44 F Y 5 Gee Ellen 17 F Domestic Servant Gee George 9 M Gee Harriet 11 F Gee Matilda 12 F Gee Thomas 42 M Y 5 Baker Gee Walter 19 M Carpenter Graham Hannah 5 F Graham James 10 M Graham James G. 18 M Turner Graham John 11 M Graham Margaret 15 F Domestic Servant Graham Mary 13 F Graham Mary Ann 32 F Y 5 Graham Sarah 3 F Graham William 41 M Y 5 Turner Green John 3 M Green John 35 M Y 1 Ag. Laborer Green Susan 34 F Y 1 Harper John 22 M Y Shepherd Harper Maria 21 F Y Harris 18 M Hunter Alexander 2 M Hunter Margaret 7 F Hunter Margaret 28 F Y 5 and infant Hunter Robert 31 M Y 5 Carpenter Hunter Robert 5 M Hunter William 8 M Hurrell Henry 21 M Jarrett Martha 32 F Y Jarrett Richard 32 M Y Ag. Laborer Kerr Margaret 27 F Y ?Derr Kerr Peter 36 M Y Lovely Mary Ann 8 F Manning William 24 M Carpenter Marshall Ann 20 F Y 3 Marshall Charles 1 M Marshall Esther 12 F Marshall George 8 M Marshall John 35 M Y 3 Carpenter Milne John 25 M Ag. Laborer Moore Elizabeth 33 F Y 4 Moore John 4 M Moore Louisa 6 F Moore Mary Ann 2 F Moore Rosa inf F Moore William 32 M Y 4 Sawyer Pettyord Mary Ann 5 F Pettyord Richard 2 M Pettyord Richard 33 M Y 3 Ag. Laborer Pettyord Sarah 26 F Y 3 Pettyord William inf M Ramsey Peter 24 M Ag. Laborer Rawonsby Charles 9 M Rawonsby Elizabeth 5 F Rawonsby Emma 1 F Rawonsby Isabella 33 F Y 4 Rawonsby John 30 M Y 4 Ag. Laborer Rawonsby Sarah 4 F not going Robson Margaret 25 F Domestic Servant Rumming Charlotte 23 F Domestic Servant Rumming Robert 18 M not married Tatelsell James 17 M Ag. Laborer Taylor James 21 M Ag. Laborer Townsend Ellen 29 F Y 3 School Master Townsend Ellen 9 F Townsend Richard 38 M Y 3 Cabinet maker Townsend Thomas 5 M Townsend William 2 M Turton William 18 M Ag. Laborer Walker William 75 M Carpenter Ward Ann 10 F Ward Eliza 31 F Y 3 married to John Ward Elizabeth 8 F Ward George 5 M Ward George 20 M Y Ag. Laborer Ward Hannah inf F Ward Harriet 1 F Ward John 4 M Ward John 32 M Y 3 Ag. Laborer married to Eliza Ward Joseph 34 M Y 2 Ag. Laborer married to Mary Ward Mary 28 F Y 4 married to Thomas Ward Mary 34 F Y 2 married to Joseph Ward Mary 22 F Y Ward Sarah 4 F Ward Selina 5 F Ward Thomas 37 M Y 4 Ag. Laborer Ward William 7 M Waterman George 24 M Ag. Laborer Wilson Anne 31 F Y 2 Wilson Charles 8 M Wilson Henry 34 M Y 2 Ag. Laborer Wilson Julia 12 F
Summary as sent to the Association Chief Cabin 35 Second Cabin 14 Steerage Cabin 2 Steerage Paid 1 Steerage Assisted 109 Total 161
Reference: Canterbury Association Shipping Office (London, England) Lyttelton Shipping List Published: Salt Lake City, Utah : Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, 1973. Copy of passenger lists of some Canterbury Association emigrant ships held in the Canterbury Museum. Available on microfilm at Family History Centres worldwide through their loan programme. Item #1066515 Handwriting was difficult to decipher for cabin passengers.
Canterbury Jubilee Celebrations, published Christchurch Press Printers 1900 by Old Colonists Committee (Canterbury N.Z.) Passenger lists of Canterbury Association Ships.
Copy of the original passenger sent to the Captain.
Archives New Zealand, Christchurch Ref; CASP CH 290 Item 415 Box 6
The Star Saturday 18 April 1891* page 3
Death of an old Identity - COWAN
On Friday night, at Lyttelton, there passed away another of the old identities whose ranks are being stripped at a rapid rate. The last victim is John (Sid) Cowan, who arrived in Lyttelton in the ship Sir George Pollock in 1851. The deceased has, with the exception of about 12 mths spent on the Victoria diggings, resided in Lyttelton ever since. He married fellow passenger by the same ship, and now has several grown up sons in the place. For some considerable time past Cowan has been bedridden, suffering from cancer in the throat, which terminated his existence.
Evening Post, 23 May 1941, Page 9
The death occurred yesterday at Auckland of Mr. George Gee, in his hundredth year. Mr. Gee, who celebrated his ninety-ninth birthday last October, enjoyed excellent health up to about a month ago. Except for impairment of his sight and hearing, he was able to keep in touch with everyday affairs. Born in London, he came to New Zealand at the age of 10 with his parents on the ship Sir George Pollock, which arrived at Lyttelton in 1851. Mr. Gee was in business in Christchurch for some years and later lived at Timaru and Dunedin before settling in Auckland. Later he spent five years at Tauranga. In 1862 he married Miss Elizabeth Ann Wood, who also came to New Zealand on the Sir George Pollock. His wife died in 1919. Two sons and three daughters survive, and there are 12 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren.
Press 16 June 1919 Page 2
Mrs George Gee died at Auckland on Saturday (telegraphs our correspondent). Mrs Gee, who was born at Ealing, London, in 1840, arrived at Lyttelton in the ship Sir George Pollock in 1851, her husband with his parents being a passenger by the same ship. Mrs Gee's parents settled first at Sumner, but subsequently removed to Banks Peninsula. Mrs Gee was married in Lyttelton in 1863, and went to Auckland in 1881, where she had resided ever since. She is survived by two sons— Mr Douglas Gee, of Manaia, and Mr Stanley Gee, of Clevedon — and three daughters — Mrs J. R. Raw, of Auckland, Mrs S. V. Jones, of Epsom, and Miss Gee.
HENRY HURRELL (1830 - 1867)
Henry arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand, onboard the "Sir George Pollock" [under contract to the Canterbury Assn] in January 1851. It appears that he was a late addition to the passenger list. He appears on the last page of steerage passengers with three others: Peter and Margaret ?Kerr or ?Derr and Marg't Robson). Fairly obvious they replaced others who did not accept the passage offered. Henry's age was given as 21. From rather confused records (including the fact that the 1851 English census record is missing at Felsted, Essex) he may have been escaping the responsibilities of parenthood. His father, also Henry, was apparently not married to our Henry's mother and indeed he may have been christened George and raised from an early age by his paternal grandparents. His mother was married to father in 1834, three years after the birth of the last child. Another was born in 1839. Mary died in 1844. In 1852 Henry is recorded as being in partnership with George Fitch and successful in obtaining a draining contract at Heathcote. [NZ National Archives, Chch.] In 1853 he is listed as being on the Jury Roll and living at Avonside [MacDonald's Biographies of Canterbury Settlers]. Information courtesy of Clyde Hurrell. Posted 26 May, 2000. Clyde Owen HURRELL of Levin died on Monday June 6, 2005. A committed researcher.
Manawatu Standard, 8 June 1900, Page 2
MR FREEMAN Rayney JACKSON
We regret to nave to record the death this morning of one of the best known residents of this coast, Mr Freeman R. Jackson, of Wanganui, which took place after a long and painful illness. Mr Jackson was born at Riccall, Yorkshire, and left England for New Zealand in 1851, per ship Sir George Pollock, arriving in Lyttelton with the Canterbury pilgrims. He explored the southern part of the South Island, and was on the sites of Invercargill and of Riverton before either of these towns were laid out. As a member of the Provincial Council of Southland, Mr Jackson sat for about three years in the early sixties. He settled in Wanganui in 1867, and his name has been a household word wherever good-nature, open handed generosity and highminded chivalry is popular. As a business man, his word was his bond, and his contempt for underhand work and the broadness of his character made him a universal favorite. During the Maori war, Mr Jackson served as a member of the Wanganui | Yeomanry cavalry, and later on held the rank of ensign in the militia. He was for years secretary of the Wanganui Jockey Club, and in civic matters held every office in the gift of his fellow townsmen, while it was generally recognised that at any time the representation of Wanganui in Parliament was at his command; Mr Jackson, who was about 65 years of age, leaves a widow, one daughter and three sons (one of the latter being the popular auctioner, Mr F. L. Jackson, to mourn their loss.
Otago Witness 21 June 1900, Page 37
Mr F. R. Jackson, the well-known Wanganui auctioneer, is dead. I was surprised that no remark was made about his having been an early Otago settler. I am pleased to see that Mr James M'Indoe drew attention to it in a letter printed in your issue of June 14, in which he states that he knew Mr Jackson at Invercargill in 1861. As your readers may think that Mr Jackson had only then arrived in the colony, I write to inform you that he landed at Lyttellton from the ship Sir George Pollock in 1851. He travelled overland to Murihiku, as Southland was then called, in 1854, and was one of the first Europeans to visit Te Anau and Manapouri lakes. He took up a sheep run (numbered 343) between Jacobs River and the Waiau, which he named Birchwood, and stocked it in partnership with Mr Henry M'Culloch. He also applied for the Manapouri Run, but did not stock it. I had the pleasure of accepting his kind hospitality on the night of December 2, 1857, at his comfortable homestead. Mr Henry M'Culloch married Miss Mary Shea-Lawlor, and Mr Jackson espoused her sister, Miss Anna Eleanor Augusta Shea-Lawlor, a charming, bright, Irish Episcopalian young lady. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Bannerman, at Riverton, on February 19, 1859. Mr M'Culloch was afterwards resident magistrate at Invercargill.
Another Migrant Voyage
Sir George Pollock, 581 tons, Captain Frost, sailed from London 3 May, 1861 and arrived Nelson 31 August, 1861 with 79 passengers. Reference: White Wings Vol. II
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