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Agnes Muir
Ship: 850 tons
Captain: Anderson
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Montague Frederick Evershed
Sailed London September 5th  1872 - arrived Auckland December 23rd 1872

Five passages to New Zealand were made by the Patrick Henderson ship Agnes Muir, 850 tons, and on each occasion she brought out a fair number of immigrants. In her four voyages to Port Chalmers she brought out 351 passengers, and on the only occasion that she visited Auckland she had 94 passengers, of whom 64 were immigrants. Upon this trip to Auckland was made one of the several attempts   that have been made from time to time to acclimatise grouse, but all the birds died during the voyage. London was the port of departure for the voyage to Auckland, and also for the 1874 voyage to Port Chalmers, but the remaining three passages were from Glasgow.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Agnes Muir

Name Age County Occupation
First Cabin Passengers
Armstrong Mrs
Evershed Dr Montague Frederick Surgeon on board
Jordan Reverend Charles
4 children
Millward Mr
Murphy Mrs
Second Cabin Passengers
Harbesson Mr
3 children One child born on the voyage
McCallum Mr D
Peto Thomas
Totty George
Steerage Passengers
Families & Children
Chatwin William 37 Worcestershire Agricultural Labourer
Martha 31
William Henry 3
Arthur 2
Stephen 7 months
Flynn Michael 43 Westmeath Farm Labourer
Margaret 41
Mary Ann 20
Helena 16
Amelia 13
Michael 7
Eugene 5
Ivin William 21 Gloucestershire Farmer
Alice A Lelina 25
McLeod Norman 30 Ross Farmer
Barbara 24
Jessie 2 months
Meredith Henry 32 Middlesex Gunsmith
Eliza 36
John 11
Thomas 9
Eliza 7
Jane 5
Moore Robert 26 Antrim Mechanic
Ann 24
Reilly Charles 23 Longford Labourer
Elizabeth 18
Roland Edward 27 Armagh Labourer
Mary Anne 24
Smith William 22 Essex Bricklayer
Caroline 23
William Thomas 9 months
Colonial Nominated Families & Children
Heap Jonathan 27 Derbyshire Brickmaker
Martha 24
Sarah J 3
John N 2
James N 3 weeks
Page George 27 Gloucestershire Carpenter
Ann 28
Thomas 9 months
Single Men
Findlay James H ? Aberdeen
William ? Elgin
Fitzgerald Thomas ? Kerry Farm Labourer
Hamilton Edward ? Kerry General Labourer
Ivin Charles ? Gloucestershire General Labourer
King Joseph ? Wiltshire Groom
Martin John R ? Kerry Shoemaker
McLeod John ? Ross Farm Labourer
Colonial Nominated Single Men
Donovan Daniel ? Cork Farm Labourer
Lowe Thomas ? Warwickshire Brickmaker
McDermott Petrick ? Lanark Labourer
McGrath Bernard ? Tyrone Shoemaker
Mellars William A ? Salop Labourer
Single Women
Ash Christina 22 Devon Servant
Bernard Elizabeth 26 Devon Servant
Boden Ann 50 Armagh Widow
Carter Alice L 21 Kent General Servant
Clarke Catherine 18 Cavan Domestic Servant
Crocker Mary A 15 Hamptonshire Housemaid
Dixon Margaret 30 Down Servant
Driskool Ellen 29 Ireland Cook
Flynn Mary Ann 20 Westmeath Domestic Servant
Helena 16 Westmeath Domestice Servant
Amelia 13 Westmeath Domestic Servant
Jones Catherine 18 Surrey General Servant
Knightley Mary A 40 MATRON
Lowe Mary A 17 Staffordshire Servant
Mooney Margaret 32 Antrim Housemaid
Moore Margaret Dublin Housemaid
Roundtree Mary 21 Armagh Servant
Rumbal Susan 26 Middlesex Housemaid
Stratham Lydia 29 Derby Cook
Whitham Alice 25 Middlesex General Servant
Colonial Nominated Single Women
Findlay Isabella 38
James H 15 T/F to single men
William 13 T/F to single men
Elizabeth 11
John 8
Long Margaret 26 Donegal Servant
Sullivan Hanna 17 Cork General Servant
Bridget 14 Cork General Servant
Donovan Margaret 25 Cork General Servant
Travelled with Sullivan
Wallace Isabella 19 Ross Servant

Dr Montague Frederick EVERSHED:
Doctor Montague Frederick  was born at Billingshurst, Sussex on March 20th 1841 and he lived at Corner House, Billingshurst. He made a number of voyages as a ships surgeon to various parts of the world before finally deciding to settle in Australia. He married Louisa Helen Oswald Welby at St Johns Church, Bega in New South Wales on April 20th 1876 and together they had four children. In 1881 they were living in Upper Street, Bega, New South Wales Montague died on June 16th 1927. A memorial Clock Tower was erected to him in Bega on May 22nd 1930. Montague has one surviving grandaughter living today in Australia and at least a dozen Great Grandchildren. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Terence Evershed.


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