Southesk, barque, 1154 tons, Captain Thomas Nicoll, from London, 28 September 1879 Edwards, Bennett and Co., agents. 10 saloon, 26 second saloon, and 208 steerage. 245 total. She was 30 days to the line, and 10 days on the coast.
Star, 29 December 1879, Page 2
Lyttelton. Arrived. Dec. 28 - Southesk, barque, 1154 tons, Thomas Nicoll, from London. Passengers: listed. The Southesk is a very handsome iron vessel built by Alexander Stephens and Son, and owned by Messrs D. Bruce and Co., of Dundee. She is three years old, and is on her third voyage, the two previous having been to Queensland with immigrants and Home. She is 92 days from Gravesend. One death occurred, namely that of Mr C.H. Hay, aged 38 years, a medical practitioner, who was among the steerage passengers. He died from apoplexy on Oct. 24. He has been, it is said, in practice in the Colonies, and was coming to settle here. A newspaper was instituted on board, entitled the Southesk Weekly News, much amusement being derived there from. Left Gravesend Sept. 27.
Another listing with some surname spelling variations
Southesk Weekly News
Reference - shipboard newspaper online: - Southesk Weekly News [pdf 8.6 Mb], includes the passenger list and poems. : Editor Rev. F.R. Cairns. Written on board the Southesk on her voyage from London to Port Lyttelton. Sailed Sept. 26, 1879; arrived Dec. 28, 1879. A weekly ship newspaper reporting on social activities, weather, progress of the voyage, accidents, and various other events on board the vessel. 61 pages. Thompson & Bowden printers and Lithographers. Published by James Marriner, Church Road, Springfield Road, St. Alban's, Christchurch, late of Gravesend, England: . Available for viewing on the
Christchurch City Libraries website
Permission was obtained 1st April 2009 from J.S. at the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre, Christchurch City Libraries, PO Box 1466, Christchurch 8140. N.Z. to place the transcription and poem on NZ Bound. Looks like this copy was pre-owned by A. Verty, c/o Creek Rd, Allenton, Ashburton or W.A. Beaumont.
These names appear as contributors to the shipboard newspaper but their names were not listed on the passenger lists. Dr Hay died rather suddenly, on Saturday, 25th October 1879, an attack of apoplexy, he had been subject to heart disease for some time.Balmer Mr McGovern Patrick Raine Mr Waulip J.A.S. Hay Dr C.B. (died during the voyage)
Passengers: Saloon -
Cairns Rev. T.R. Cooper Douglas Finlay Washington Foster Rev. J Foster Mrs Mary Garde Dr Henry Croker Lewis Rev. J.H. McCracken Rev. Joseph Scott Arthur G Tulk Arthur Second cabin - Brown Alexander Cato Thomas A [?Rev.} Cato Gertrude Cook A Faulkner Constance Faulkner Joseph Faulkner JF Faulkner Mrs Fanny Hamilton S Lissaman Elizabeth McCarthy F.B. Marshall E Montgomery Annie Montgomery Robert A Montgomery Robert T Montgomery Teresa Montgomery Mrs Teresa Montgomery Mr Thomas S Moore A.H. Moore Annie Moore Mary Shepherd Samuel T Trinett Richard Wearmouth T.D. Wilkerson W Wrenford John Steerage- Arrell John Bainbridge William Bainbridge Jane Bainbridge Margaret Bainbridge Henry Bainbridge Hannah Bainbridge Mary J Bainbridge William Bainbridge Robert Beard Henry Beard Janet Beard Thomas Beard Arthur Beaumont William D Beckett Isaac Bell G. (different family) Bell Mr Stephen Bell Mrs Bell William Bell Emma Bell Mary Ann Bell Sarah Bell Alice Bell Hodgson Bell William Bell Ruth Bell Emma Bell Elizabeth Bell Annie Bell John Best TE Blackburn Richard Blackburn Emma Blackburn Thomas Blackburn Emma Border William Richard Border Elizabeth J Border William Border Barbara Bowden William Bradley D Carmichael HM Chadwick Richard Chadwick Arthur Chadwick Albert Chapman John Christie Robert Cooper Isaac Cooper Jessie Cooper John Cumming Peter Cumming Mrs [Cummins] Cumming Charles Daniel Mark Daniel John Davis Nicholas Dickinson James Donaldson William Donaldson Mrs Ellis Robert Emmerson Richard Emmerson Margaret Emmerson Thomas Emmerson Henry Emmerson Richard Emmerson William Field Stephen Gamble C Gamble E Gamble Henry Gamble Mr HS Gamble Mrs Eliza Gibson RC Godfrey RH Goldthorpe William Graves T Greenslade W Hamilton Walter Halston George T Hensman Thomas Hill Anthony Hill Mrs Hill Rosina Hill Lily Hill Thomas Hill Frank Ireland John Jackson Henry Jackson T.A. No.3 Berth, 3rd cabin, Bachelor's Hall Julian T Kepple N Kinchin Edwin Lancaster Henry Lee John Leedle JJ Lewis C Lewis Mrs Liddell Alfred Loible Leopold Lloyd Isaac Lloyd George McClelland Thomas McCracken H McLaachlan John McLaachlan Mary McLaachlan James McLaachlan Margaret McLaachlan Joseph McLaachlan Margaret McLaachlan Louisa McPake John McPike Michael McPike John Mallan Richard Mann R.J. Marquand FJ Marriner James Marriner Anna L Marriner Ada Marriner Henry Marriner Herbert Marriner Anna L Marriner Alice Marriner Julian Marriner Edward Marriner Ernest Marriner Frank Marriner George Marriott EW Marriott Matilda Marsh GH Merris Mary Mitchell Mouter Mitchell David Mitchell Watson Munro D Neal A Norrie Henry Norris F Norris Mrs Pearson Henry Pearson Elizabeth Pearson Edith Pettit Henry Pratt William Redhead M Reedfield Robert Robinson Mr Henry Robinson Mrs Louisa Robinson G.H. Robinson Charley Rowlett T Robinson John Robinson Emma Robinson Harry Robinson Walter Robinson Frank Robinson Charles Robinson Mabel Rydings D Shackleford WJ Sharland Alfred Shillito WH Sims Mrs Smith George Slater Alfred Smart James Smith Mrs Smith George Smith Margaret Smith Mary T Smith Sarah E Smith J (different family) Smith William Sankey Thomas Snowball W Snowball Mrs Snowball John Stewart James Stone John Talson Thomas Taylor Alex. Thompson James Henry Tuck William Watson David Watson Martha Watson Laura Watson Samuel Watson Cecil Urquhart D Watson Elizabeth (different family) Watson John Westlake John Westlake Eliza Westlake Harriet Westlake John Westlake Eliza Westlake Henry Westlake Jemima Westlake Edith Whitehead Annie Whitfield Thomas W Wilkinson George Wilkinson Mary Wilson Sarah Wilson T Woods S Wilson Sarah
Our gallant barque Southesk by name
is a ship they say has gained great fame;
In Brisbane, Calcutta and Pt de Galle
She has carried the palm against them all.
Our brave commander Captain N.,
Is firm and kind to all his men;
He drives his ship through foam and spray
And hopes to be there by Christmas day.
The mate in stature though not tall,
is attentive and kind to one and all-
Men, women and children hope that he may
Be a captain himself, some not distant day.
Mr Walter Hodgson, Southesk's second mate,
is tolerably good looking and very sedate;
He walks the deck with a step so free,
You would say at once he's a captain to be.
Mr Sheldon Smith, officer No. 3.
Is engaged in dispensing bread, flour and tea;
A favourite with the women below and above,
I think I may say he enjoys cupboard love.
O'Bos'on, is a man of face,
That shows you at once he can splice the main brace;
In rigging and splicing he exceeds all on board,
And a writer of prose has called him first lord.
Next in turn comes Old Sails - a tall man and thin,
Who never refuses a glass of good gin;
With palm on his hand and canvas on knees,
He prepares all our sails to stand a good breeze.
Dr Garde, Southesk's surgeon, when people are ill,
Cures all their complaints with very great skill;
At night on the promenade all who may care,
May see him quite smitten with one who is there.
And last though not least, are the men tried and true;
Who on board the Southesk form a good-looking crew,
In storm or in calm, on shore or at sea,
They are always the same -brave, manly and free.
On the poop when at night the moon abeds its light,
On all the dark corners that they think out of sight;
You may see by the light, that we may call moony,
Many couples so close-they are evidently spoony.
And now with great love, I come to toast,
The proposal of which is the youngest man's boast;
The ladies, God bless 'em and all of their sex,
And may we n'er trouble, ill-treat them or vex.
As now we are but forty days out,
Great events have occurred us on our route;
As you will see it you'll only puruee
That excellent paper Southesk Weekly News.
No. 6. Nov. 15, 1879, South Atlantic Ocean 38° 39° S, 3° 56° W.
Otago Witness, 26 January 1899, Page 13
WRECK OF A BARQUE.
LONDON, January 19. The British barque Southesk, which loaded cargo at Glasgow for Lyttelton (New Zealand), has been wrecked off the coast of Galway. The Southesk was an iron barque of 1080 tons, built at Dundee in 1877, and owned by a small Dundee company.
Evening Post, 21 January 1899, Page 5
London, 20th January. The British barque South Esk, which went ashore on the coast of County Galway, in the west of Ireland, when on a voyage from Glasgow to Lyttelton, has been towed into the port of Galway in a dismantled condition. She will be taken back to the Clyde for repairs. If the latest shipping papers are correct, the Southesk left Glasgow on 21st December for Wellington and Lyttelton. She is a two-decked iron barque, built in 1877 by A. Stephens and Sons, Dundee, and is owned by the Southesk Co. (Ltd.), Dundee. She was 225ft 2in in length, 35ft breadth, and 21ft 8in depth.
The Star Monday 9 March 1891
Marriner - on 3 January at Waybridge, Surrey, England, James the beloved father of James Marriner, Lincoln Road, Christchurch, aged 79.
Evening Post, 14 August 1907, Page 7
An old resident of Christchurch, Mr. James Marriner, who was born in England in 1840, died a few days ago [10th Aug.]. For twenty-two years he acted as the Australasian representative of the Religious Tract Society of London, and continued in that position up to the time of his death. He took an active part in church work throughout Australasia, and was connected with the Spreydon Baptist Church as elder and representative to the annual Baptist Conference for many years.
Marriner Road in Christchurch was named after Henry James Marriner (1865-1950) former warehouseman and the mayor of Sumner 1910-1912. While he was mayor a start was made on the stabilisation of the foreshore, with the construction of the sea wall between the tramway bridge and the pier, where the sea formerly encroached. “Obituary”, The Press, 30 August 1950, p 8. Reference: Christchurch Cities Libraries -ChCH Streets and placenames.
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