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Aloe
Ship: 1024 tons
Captain: Tregoning
Surgeon Superintendent: Walter Thomas Marshall
Sailed London February 5th 1863 - arrived Auckland June 7th 1863

Arrival of the Aloe

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Doveton G H
Gardner Mr
Hargreaves Charles
Mrs
Pritchard Edward
Swete Arthur L
Maria
Richard L
Steerage Passengers
Families & Children
Chapman John
Louisa
Cheyne James
Elizabeth 68 Died on board 06/04/1863
John
Ann
Cooke Eliza
Andrew
Mary
Fanny
Elizabeth
Jane
Edith Jane 16 months Died on board 15/03/1863
It is possible that this infant is "Jane" above.
Douglas William
Ruth
Alice
Sarah
William
Ann
Jane
Mary
Eliza
Higgin Richard A
Mary
Mary
Alfred G
Emily J
Louisa S
Sarah A
Kelly William
Frances
Lipsey Francis
Charlotte
Malcolmson F P H
Martha L
Massey James
Rachel
Rachel
Fred
Messenger Richard
Sarah
Rachel
Richard S
Louisa
Joseph A
Harriet
Ritchie Samuel
Mary
Smith Frederick
Ann
Sutherland John
Margaret
Margaret
George
William
John
Jean
Vailon Isaac Richardson
Eliza
Alfred
Beacham
Emily
Kate
Augustus
Frank
Wild Alfred Edward Shoemaker
Elizabeth
Frederick Abraham 17
Henry Edward
Ellen Sarah
Elizabeth
William J
Catherine Jane
Wiles George
Ann
Wilson Hugh
Alice
Louisa A
Hugh
Martha
Young Thomas
Emma
Single Men
Albart Henry
Bailey Alfred
Brain Joseph D
Brown Charles C
Brown Neil
Bruce William
Buchanan Andrew
Budden Mr
James
Burke William
Coleman Henry
Collins Charles
Cook James
Cordes Henry
Dickinson Joseph
Fitzgerald James
Fosberry Richard
Fully David
Gentle Peter
Grey Benjamin Jnr
Robert
Harden James
Harman Edward
Hemming Alfred
Holmes A
Holmes Henry
Hotterman John
Howell H
Huter James W
Jennings Ambrose
Johnston James
King John
Lohmann Frederick
Long Roland C
Lormier Robert
Mackay Andrew
Mousin William
Muray Alexander
Murray John
Francis S
George W
James
Pearce Martin
Pride Thomas
Rawlings Claude C
Reed George
Ritchie William
Ross John
Sandle James
Seymour George
Henry
Smith Walter
Storer James
Sutton Henry W
Tefts W
Token Henry
Valseman Henry
Vits Frederick
Ward William
Warner Henry
Watson Alfred
Wheatcroft Sydney F
White John S
George
Wild Samuel
Wilkins W C
Wilson John
Wilson Samuel
John
Robert
Wilson John
Single Women
Barty Catherine
Burke Laura
Davey Grace
William
Davison Sarah Jane
Dounie Mrs Janet
Alexander
Fitzgerald Mary
Harden Elizabeth
Maitland Sarah
Minihan Catharine
Muir Janet
Christina
Murphy Catharine
Reed George
Ross Hannah
Stanley Emma

                                                                                                        

WILD family:
Alfred Edward Wild was born in 1816 at Portsmouth, England. His father, Edward Wild, was a rope maker in the Naval dockyard at Portsmouth. One of the family is known to have been lost with the Sir John Franklin Expedition in the icefields north of Canada. Another was engaged in the naval battle of Chesapeake v Shannon. A fob watch on display belonged to him.

Alfred Edward, who carried on business as a shoemaker, decided to emigrate to New Zealand with his wife and six children, the eldest, Frederick, then being 17 years of age. The decision was doubtless brought to a head following the death of his mother, Jane, in 1862. On 12th February 1863, the ship "Aloe" sailed with the family and possessions on board. The voyage proved to be an unusually slow one, largely due to adverse winds. Some 114 days were to pass by before the ship berthed at Auckland on June 7th 1863.  The record of health on board was an excellent one, proving Captain Tregonning a very able master. Trouble was experienced in the Australian Bight. This was doubtless due to the crew demanding a landfall in Australia. Captain Tregonning had sailed his ship out of sight of land so far, and owing to the gold rush in Austrlia at the time, was determined not to land and possibly lose his crew.

The family quickly settled into their new home in lower Ponsonby. Alfred Wild was able to set up his shoemaking business in Franklin Road. Here his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, gave birth to a daughter (Ann) and died in childbirth at the early age of 36. Alfred Wild was thus left to face the hardships of bringing up his children in a new land. His eldest daughter, Ellen, proved to be a splendid foster mother to her young brothers and sisters and was her father's strong right arm during this difficult period. The small baby (Ann) sickened and died when nine months old and was buried alongside her mother in the Grafton cemetery.

Alfred Edward Wild found a ready sale for his boots and shoes, and his business brought him a reasonable prosperity. His children settled down to their schooling and their father's stern code of making them all "law abiding, God fearing people, and highly respected".  He lived happily to the age of 90 to see his grandchildren and great grandchildren grown up throughout the Auckland province. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact...........

                                        

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Reference:
Daily Southern Cross June 8th 1863