William Hyde, 533 tons, barque, sailed from London 21 Oct. 1851 and arrived Lyttelton 5 February, 1852 with passengers and cargo and later proceeded to New Plymouth, arriving there in early March.
Lyttelton Times � February 7, 1852
Arrived � February 5, barque William Hyde, 532 tons, Applewaite [Applewhaite], from London and Plymouth, October 24. Passengers, 18; and in steerage 88. Passengers: Rev. A. Cotton, Mr Joseph Brittan, Mrs Brittan and four children, Mrs Fookes, Miss Louisa Fookes, Miss Mary Fookes, Miss Curtis, Messrs Greenstreet, Alstitt, Moore, Cuff and __, Cuff and 88 in steerage.
Arrived � February 5, schooner Marmora, 135 tons, Kelly from London.
The "William Hyde" and the "Marmora" have proved how accurately the �highway of the seas� to New Zealand is known. The schooner " Marmora" sailed, we believe, three days before the barque; they came into company a few degrees south of the line, since which they saw nothing of each other until they anchored, on the same day, in Port Cooper. The passages appear to be have been unvaried and unbroken by any occurrences of remarkable pleasantness or unpleasantness.
The fawn brought by the "William Hyde." the longest survivor of two sent out to Mr Godley's care, unfortunately died in bringing it ashore, either from fright or strangulation, it having been lively enough until removed from the vessel. Of the other live stock, some fine geese and Muscovy ducks, a single hen pheasant, and a goat, remain. The fine schooner "Marmora", late of Dover, is, we learn, the property of Mr Duke of Wellington, and is about to proceed to Wellington and New Plymouth, and thence to Sydney, in the trade between which port and Canterbury she will then be regularly employed.
Lyttelton Times � February 14, 1852
News and Notes
The William Hyde
We briefly noticed last week, the arrival of this ship from England, and we are now enabled through he courtesy of a passenger to add the following particulars:-
The William Hyde weighed anchor at Deal on the morning of Tuesday, October 21, 1851, and having a favourable wind went at once down the English Channel, and across that terror of English landsmen, the Bay of Biscay, where the wind and sea were both somewhat rough. On October 31 we passed Maderia at midnight, bearing S.E. by E. On November 8 we caught a shark, from which some excellent steaks were cut. On the 14th we sighted San Antonio (Cape Verds), bearing E. by S. and distant by about 40 miles. From thence to the Line the N.E. trades were very light, and it was not until November 25, thirty-five days from Plymouth that we passed the Equator. On the following day, Wednesday we sighted (lat. 1.48S.), the schooner Marmora, which had been taking in cargo alongside us in the East India Docks, and sent off a boat to her which brought back Captain Kelly and the two Messrs. Rochfort, her passengers to dine with us. From this day we saw no more of her till the day we entered Port Victoria, the Marmora dropping her anchor within an hour of the William Hyde. The Marmora sailed from England two days before the William Hyde. From this point to about lat. S. 42.2 and E. long. 54.8 our course was slow and uninteresting, the S.E. trades entirely failing us. To beguile the time, however, the play of the �Merchant of Venice� was got up, and performed before the passengers and crew. The costumes, thanks to the taste and industry of the ladies were most appropriate and even elegant, and the female roles, were sustained by ladies and not as was the case in the performance of �The Rivals� on board the Randolph by gentlemen. (Heavens! Lydia Languish by a gentleman). This incident proved to be a great source of amusement, and furnished the topic of conversation for what else would have proved many a weary hour. On December 19, 47 days from Plymouth, we passed the meridian of Greenwich, lat. 34.19. On Xmas Day we were off the Cape, and the day was spent as nearly as possible after the Old English fashion. On New Year�s Day the children of the cuddy and the forecabin had an entertainment in the cuddy, and the children of the steerage passengers were regaled with fruit, tarts, cakes and wine on the quarter deck. On Saturday, January 3, we made our best run during the voyage, having gone over 281 miles in twenty four hours, and from this time a good pace was kept up to Stewart Island, which we sighted on Saturday January 30, at break of day, lying N.E. by E., passing it so close as not to see the �Traps. At noon of the same day, we were off Otago where the wind headed us and kept us out till the 5th, when we safely anchored in Port Victoria, having accomplished our passage under the protection of a merciful Providence without a single casualty or serious disagreement and all in good health.The live stock brought on board were a pure Devon cow, six pheasants, six partridges, two rare geese, two muscovy ducks, a couple of wild ducks of a peculiar breed and some lopped eared rabbits, the property of Mr Brittan, the surgeon and two fawns and a goat consigned to Mr Godley. Of these the only survivors are the cow, one hen pheasant, the geese, the muscovy ducks, one doe rabbit, and the goat. (The unfortunate death of the fawn we noticed last week.) Lyttelton Times items courtesy of Judy Clark. Posted 24 Nov. 2001
15 October, 1851
List of Persons whom the Canterbury Association have authorized to embark for Canterbury, New Zealand per Ship "William Hyde" , J.S. Applewaite, Commander, Mr Brittan, Surgeon- Superintendant, Frederick Young, Manger of Shipping
Alldritt Mr 24 M [Alsitt] Applewaite Mrs unk F Brittan Arthur 8 M Brittan Frances 4 F Brittan Joseph 45 M Y 2 Brittan Joseph Jr. 15 M Brittan Mary 6 F Brittan Sophia 45 F Y 2 Cotton Rev'd Arthur 34 M Chaplain, New Plymouth [Colton] Cuff Mr 27 M Cuff Mr 23 M Curtis Miss 25 F for New Plymouth, her family being there [Curtin] Fooks Louisa 15 F [Fookes] Fooks Mary 14 F Fooks Mrs 47 F 2 Married Greenstreet Mr 22 M McNealey Mary unk F Infant & nurse Moore A 22 M
Berridge Ann 36 F Y 1 Berridge John 38 M Y 1 Berridge William 15 M Broughton Eliza 15 F Broughton Emily 8 F Broughton Horace 15 M Broughton John 4 M Broughton Mr 56 M Y 4 New Plymouth Broughton Mrs 37 F Y 4 Brunsden Jr. R. 25 M Y Brunsden Mrs 23 F Y Deloes Mr 28 M Fisher J. 18 M Gillman Hall John 27 M Gillman John Lawrence 17 M Grieve Elizabeth 72 F Married Hawksley Mrs 37 F Married New Plymouth Hetherington Mr 34 M Hollis E.W. 28 M Y Schoolmaster, New Plymouth Hollis Mrs. 25 F Y Parry C. 18 M Parry E. 17 M Radcliffe Gladys 22 F Sunley R.M. 29 M New Plymouth Thomas Elizabeth 2 F Thomas George 42 M Y 1 Thomas Mrs C.E. 29 M Y 1 Wright David 5 M Wright Edward 15 M Wright Elizabeth 10 F Wright Elizabeth 48 F Y Wright Henry 50 M Y New Plymouth Wright Mary Ann 12 F Wright Samuel 7 M Wright William 16 M
Brown Alfred J inf M Steerage paying Brown Elizabeth H 26 F Y 1 Steerage paying Brown W.G. 24 M Y 1 Steerage paying Iggulden Alfred 5 M Steerage cabin Iggulden Caroline 34 F Y 5 Steerage cabin Iggulden Caroline 7 F Steerage cabin Iggulden Edward 9 M Steerage cabin Iggulden Edward 36 M Y 5 Steerage cabin New Plymouth, Iggulden Laura inf F Steerage cabin Iggulden M. Ellen 4 F Steerage cabin Mayo Cecily 17 M Steerage cabin Mayo Eleanor inf F Steerage cabin Mayo Frances Thomas 2 M Steerage cabin Mayo Gilbert 25 M Y 2 Steerage cabin Mayo Hugh 13 M Steerage cabin Mayo Mary Ann 27 F Y 2 Steerage cabin Mayo Maurice 26 M Steerage cabin Norman W.G. 21 M Steerage paying Watts Francis 22 M Steerage paying Williamson Alexander 50 M Y 5 Steerage paying New Plymouth Williamson Alexander 1 M Steerage paying Williamson Henry 12 M Steerage paying Williamson James 14 M Steerage paying Williamson Maria 6 F Steerage paying Williamson Sarah 44 F Y 5 Steerage paying Williamson William 5 M Steerage paying
Assisted SteerageBradley Eliza 6 F Bradley Hannah 35 F Y 5 Bradley Maria 2 F Bradley Samuel 31 M Y 5 Ag. Laborer Bradley Susan 4 F Bradley Thomas inf M Bradley William 9 M Brundell Alfred 22 M Y Brundell Mary Ann 21 F Y Durant Mary Ann 24 F Domestic Servant Felton Jane inf F Felton Jane 25 F Y 2 Felton Joseph 23 M Y 2 Ag. Laborer Felton Mary Ann 2 F French William 27 M Ag. Laborer Hill William Henry 24 M Gardener Lloyd Diana 5 F Lloyd Jane 2 F Lloyd John 6 M Lloyd Joseph 37 M Y 6 Gardener Passage paid in full Lloyd Lydia inf F Lloyd Lydia 35 F Y 6 Lloyd Martha 7 F Lloyd Mary 3 F Shepherd Thomas 24 M Carpenter White Elizabeth 25 F Y 2 White Leonard inf M White William 26 M Y 2 Gent. Laborer White William 2 M Willis Elizabeth 26 F Y 3 Willis Elizabeth 4 F Willis James 27 M Y 3 Printer Willis James 3 M Willis William 1 M Winter Thomas 26 M Ag. Laborer Wooduck Anneley 20 M Ag. Laborer
|Men||Women||Men||Women||7 to 14 years||1 to 7 years||Months||7 to 14 years||1 to 7 years||Months||No of adults||Souls|
|Applewaite and McNealy add-ons in chief cabin 2 adults||4||5|
|Gillman (2)add-ons in second cabin 2 adults||90||116|
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
The Canterbury Museum Archives has the passenger list, Canterbury Association Shipping papers and a diary by Rev. A.O. Cotton.
June 19th 1852 Otago Witness
The barque William Hyde, Capt. Applewaite, a regular trader between New Zealand and England, grounded while crossing the bar of the Hokianga river at Auckland. Her cargo has been ordered to be discharged.
On her second voyage to New Zealand she sailed from Newcastle, England, on 26 February and arrived at Lyttelton 9 April 1853 and landed 125 head of cattle, 35 horses and 712 sheep. She then proceeded to Bluff and when leaving the port ran aground and was wrecked. She was sold and refloated in 1856 after laying ashore for two years and turned into a hulk. Reference: White Wings by Brett
Prominent Canterbury family to hold 150-year reunion
A 150-year reunion will be held in Rangiora next year for the prominent North Canterbury Bradley family. On January 19 to 20 2002, the arrival of Samuel and Hannah Bradley and their five children - William, Eliza, Susan, Maria and Thomas - will be celebrated at the Rangiora Rugby Clubrooms.
The family came from South Collingham in Nottinghamshire, arriving at Port Cooper, now Lyttelton, on January 5, 1852. After their arrival, they had five more children. Samuel Bradley first bought land in St. Albans, then Ohoka, on the corner of Ohoka and Oxford Roads, now Bradleys Rd. In 1865, Samuel and Isaac Wilson, along with helpers, built a church in Ohoka. All of Samuel and Hannah's family were married in the district. Inquiries about the reunion can be made to Mrs Gwen Nuttall, 15 Ashmore Lane, Christchurch, phone (03) 354-1021, or to Mrs Jean Bradley
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