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Atrato
Steamship: tons
Captain: Husband
Surgeon
Superintendent: James Ellis
Sailed London 10th Feburary 1874 - arrived Canterbury 20th June 1874 with passengers for Canterbury & Otago
This list is for Families & Children to Canterbury

                                
Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Bickerston Mr
Mrs
3 children
Colenore Mr
Drammond Miss
Ellis Mrs
Gray Mr
Mrs
Manly Mr
Mrs
2 children
Watkins Mr
Mrs
Winteringham Mrs
Child
Families & Children
Allen Walter S. 29 Middlesex Carpenter
Rhoda A. 30
Emily 3
Ada 1 Died on board - 05/06/1874
Croup after measels
Laura 6 months
Amy Daniel Phillip 34 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Died on board 02/03/1874
Amelia 34
Daniel 12
Amelia 9
Alice 7
Louisa 4
Clara 2
Warren Infant
Annals James 27 Hants Labourer
Sarah 20
Ansell James 22 Surrey Labourer
Rachael 22
James 4
Eliza 2
Female infant Born on board - 20/05/1874
Astmead Alfred 28 Northampton Clicker
Rachael 23
Baldwin Henry 23 Warwickshire Labourer
Emma 17
William James 2 months Died on board - 20/05/1874
Tabes mesenterica
Barnett Thomas 30 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Louisa 25
Barrett Henry 53 Bucks Farmer
Louisa M. 38
Elizabeth 18 Trans to s/w
Henry C. 7
Helen L. 6
Edith F. 5
Alice M. 4
Bartlett William 33 Somerset Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 32
Edward J. 11
Fanny E. 9
Henry W. 7
Charlotte M. 5
Sarah J. 3
Mary Anne 7 months Died on board - 29/10/1874
Convulsions
Baughen Henry 25 Oxfordshire Farm Labourer
Mary 23
Horace 2
Thomas H. 4 months
Beckett George E. 30 Cambridge Tailor
Mary 21
Bigwood John 22 Wiltshire Gasfitter
Eliza 21
Binskin William 43 Kent Labourer
Sarah 43
Jane 13 Trans to s/w
Sarah 11
Alice 9
Joseph 5
Boaz William B. 24 Middlesex Carpenter
Maria C. 23
William H. 1
Boundy William H. 34 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary A. 31
Jane M. 9
Mary A. 7
John A. 4
Bessie 2 Died on board - 08/06/1874
Croup after measels
William H. 5 months Died on board - 22/05/1874
Inflammation of lungs
Brophy Michael 30 Dublin Labourer
Norah 27
Edward 3
Mary 8 months Died on board - 12/06/1874
Croup after measels
Bryan Daniel 45 Kent Labourer
Margaret 40
John 12 Trans to s/m
James 10
William 8
Mary 4
Burman John 34 Oxfordshire Labourer
Martha 41
Selina 17 Trans to s/w
Emily 15 Trans to s/w
Mary J. 9
Sarah A. 7
Joseph 4
Ernest 10 months Died on board - 06/05/1874
Tabes mesenterica
Burnip John 55 Durham Sawyer
Elizabeth 56
George 17
Drucella 15
Pricilla 11
Manley William B. 11 Travelling with Burnip
Burns John 28 Down Shoemaker
Susan 30
Michael 7
John 3
Margaret 10 months
Burt Isaac 28 Northampton labourer
Susan 29
Isaac 8
Ellen E. 6
Cook Amos 43 Surrey Labourer
Eleanor 33
George 11
John Thomas 7
Eliza 4
Edward 2
Male infant Born on board - 02/05/1874
Cook Robert 45 Surrey Labourer
Eliza 30
Michael 16 Trans to s/m
Harriet 14 Trans to s/w
James 12 Trans to s/m
Amos 10
Clara 8
Edgar 4
Henry 8 months
Coulter William 37 Kent Labourer
Louisa 33
William 11
Sarah A. 10
Emma 7
Jessie 5
Jane 1
Creamer Robert 32 Norfolk Farm Labourer
Mary A. 32
Henry 10
Charles 8
John 6
George 4
Ann 2 Died on board - 02/06/1874
Tabes mesenterica
James 4 months
Crowe Henry N. 38 Suffolk Bricklayer
Susan 39
Cutts Enoch 21 Derbyshire Brass Moulder
Lydia 21
Davis James 40 Glostershire Farm Labourer
Comfort 31
George 14 Trans to s/m
Margaret 10
John 7
Mary C. 5
Henry 4
Emma 15 months
Day James 23 Kent Labourer
Mary 23
Alice 16 months Died on board - 28/05/1874
Croup after measels
Ede John 37 Sussex Labourer
Sally 34
George 11
Alice 10
Rose 8
William 6
Ann 4
Florence 2
Elliott Jonathan 36 Northumberland General Smith
Emma 34
Matilda J. 13 Trans to s/w
Ellen 11
Englefield Jesse 35 Hants Shoemaker
Elizabeth 35
Jessie M. 10
Samuel John 7
Elizabeth O. 5
Bertha O. 2
Male infant Born on board - 01/05/1874
Fenn John 30 Kent Labourer
Sarah 28
Rose 3
Ellen 2 Died on board - 07/06/1874
Convulsions
Lilly 1 mth
Fox George 36 Kent Labourer
Eliza 30
George W. 6
Elizabeth 3
Alice Jane 6 months Died on board - 30/05/1874
Croup after measels
Frances Noah 24 Glamorgan Labourer
Isabella 26
Gale Edmund 25 Dorset Labourer
Elizabeth 22
Gardiner Thomas 33 Kent Labourer
Mary A. 33
Henry 13 Trans to s/m
Louisa 11
Annie 7
Jane 5
Elizabeth 3
James 9 months
Gardener Elias 34 Oxfordshire Labourer
Sarah A. 33
Thomas 12 Trans to s/m
Alice E. 4
Mary 1
Gibson Jeremiah 39 Berkshire Labourer
Mary A. 24
Gimpson William 26 Kent Labourer
Martha 23
Rose 3
Emily 18 months
Goode John 28 Warwickshire Bootmaker
Sarah 27
Henry E. 6
William 4
Arthur 3
Annie 2
Elizabeth 6 months
Gosney George 44 Wiltshire Labourer
Mary 46
Mary A. 19 Trans to s/w
Elizabeth 18 Trans to s/w
Lydia 16 Trans to s/w
John 11
James 9
Philip 5
Gould William 31 Devonshire Grainer
Sarah 35
Mary 10
Green George 29 Middlesex Carpenter
Jane 35
Jeannie 3
Hablock George 26 Warwick Smith
Betsy 22
Hall Richard 31 Kent Brickmaker
Sarah 30
Matilda 4
Fanny 2
Hare James Henry 25 Derby Bricklayer
Elizabeth 28
Harris Thomas 25 Glostershire Farm Labourer
Agnes 28
Percy 3 months
Hicks Thomas 43 Devonshire Baker
Mary A. 44
Henry 17 Trans to s/m
William 13 Trans to s/m
Alice 9
Hinkley Samuel 25 Kent Labourer
Charlotte 23
William Henry 3
Frederic S. 1
Hircock John 36 Cambridge Farm Labourer
Louisa 35
Horsley Thomas 39 Essex General Labourer
Martha 29
Martha 10
William 9
Howes William 24 Norfolk General Labourer
Caroline 23
Amelia C 9 months Died on board - 07/06/1874
Inflammation of lungs
Hutt Richard 34 Essex Tailor
Annie 32
Richard 8
Louis 6
Harry 2
Walter 6 months
Isaac Harris 26 Germany Shoemaker
Emily 28
Sophia 18 months
Leah 4 days
Johnson Robert 26 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Alathea 24
Jones Charles 30 Kent Labourer
Louisa 28
Jane 6
Jones Thomas 35 Kent Labourer
Sarah 35
William 11
Thomas A. 9
Elizabeth 7
Anne 5
Sarah 3
Charles 18 months Died on board -13/06/1874
Croup after measels
Kaill Henry James 32 Dorset Labourer
Elizabeth 29
Kean Daniel 30 Waterford Labourer
Catherine 27
Keat Philip 37 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Thirza 21
Kennington Joseph 33 Lincolnshire Ploughman
Angelina 40
Kite Reuben 23 Warwickshire Labourer
Sarah A. 20
Female child Born on board - 31/03/1874
Laurence Alfred 29 Essex Shepherd
Jemima 30
Alfred 8
Henry Ernest 4
Florence L. 2
Lewis John 21 Wiltshire Farm Labourer
Mary J. 20
Infant 5 months
Manser George L. 32 Kent Gardener
Catherine 30
Mansfield George 32 Buckshire Groom & Gardener
Lucy A. 34
Henry 6
Emily 3
Ernest 2
Alice 6 months
Martin Thomas 38 Kent Brickmaker
Emma 36
Edward 11
Henry 8
Martin Joseph 23 Kent Labourer
Louisa 19
Male child Born on board - 19/04/1874
McCoy Joseph 39 Westmeath Labourer
Marcella 32
Mary 8
Marcella 4
John 2
McDougall John 25 Northampton Carpenter
Catherine 21
John William 3
Male infant Born on board - 12/04/1874
Died on board - 12/05/1874
Tabes mesenterica
Miller Walter 33 Hants Labourer
Evelina 31
Ann 1
Miller John 30 Kent Labourer
Harriet 31
Kate 10
Charles 2
William 2 months
Morris William 33 Yorkshire Carpenter
Caroline 29
Allid Ann 17 Travelling with Morris
Nolan James 40 Dublin Labourer
Elizabeth 30
Edward 8
Arthur 5
Annie E 8 months Died on board - 05/06/1874
Croup after measels
Oliff Walter 29 Kent Labourer
Ann 31
Walter 11
Annie L. 9
Sarah J. 7
Emily E. 5
Ella E. 3
Lewis Thomas 6 months Died on board - 26/05/1874
Tabes mesenterica
Paice George 31 Hants Platelayer
Sarah 30
Kate 1
Painton Frederic 34 Oxfordshire Farm Labourer
Jane 23
Jessie 9
Harry 8
Palmer Robert 39 Norfolk Carpenter
Sarah 38
Charlotte S. 16 Trans to s/w
Francis M. 15 Trans to s/w
Florence 5
Alice 15 months
Petty William 44 Warwickshire Labourer
Sarah 41
Matthew 14 Trans to s/m
Sophia 11
Martha 4
Porter William 33 Oxfordshire Labourer
Ann 24
William 4
Eliza J. 2
Albert H. 7 months Died on board - 26/05/1874
Inflammation of lungs
Porter James 25 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Charlotte 24
William 3
Florence 1
Pye John 34 Devonshire Labourer
Mary A. 34
James W. 13 Trans to s/m
Charles 11
John 9
Ellen 7
William W. 5
Raper Francis 29 Yorkshire Blacksmith
Hannah 28
Christiana 7
Jane E. 5
Ada 3
Reeve Alfred J. 28 Middlesex Labourer
Emma 29
William Henry 1 Died on board - 10/06/1874
Croup after measels
Frank 4 months
Ricketts Edward 37 Middlesex Baker
Caroline 35
William 6
Edward 4
Rothwell James 26 Lancashire Labourer
Sarah 28
Rundel Charles 41 Guernsey Engineers Labourer
Ann E. 39
Scott James 30 Bucks Labourer
Jane 45
Shirley John 22 Middlesex General Labourer
Elizabeth A. 23
Smart George 24 Wiltshire Farm Labourer
Mary A. 21
Smith John 36 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Sarah A. 35
Catherine 18 Trans to s/w
Walter 16 Trans to s/m
William Henry 14 trans to s/m
Charles E. 12
John 6
Elizabeth 4
Fanny 2
Sarah A. 8 months
Staney Benjamin 38 Middlesex Carpenter
Jessie 27
Joseph 18 months
Summerfield Henry 42 Sussex Plasterer
Charlotte 38
Harry E. 11
Ada 9
Louisa 5
Mary 1
Tanks Isaac 30 Worcestershire Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 31
Anne 6
Emily 5
Noah 3
Eliza 18 months
Taylor Richard 38 Somersert Farm Labourer
Hannah 38
Jane 12 Trans to s/w
Elizabeth A. 10
Harry 6
Emily 1
Venour Edward 31 Warwick Stoker
Mary H. 33
Fanny Louisa 1 Died on board - 05/06/1874
Croup after measels
Wallace Robert James 43 Middlesex Carpenter
Betsy 41
Joseph 12 Trans to s/m
Thomas 10
Robert 8
John S. 2
Cjarles E. W. 3 months
Ward William 27 Kent Bricklayer
Elizabeth 28
Fred W. 4 Died on board - 27/05/1874
Croup after measels
Sidney Herbert 1 Died on board - 01/06/1874
Croup after measels
Waters William 23 Kent Carpenter
Frances 22
Watkins Edwin 25 Cornwall Schoolmaster
B. 25
Weller Henry 32 Sussex Labourer
Jane 29
James 8
Eliza 8 months Died on board - 26/05/1874
Tabes mesenterica
Welsford John H. 22 Middlesex Bootmaker
Emma 23
Henry R. 5 months
Wolfenden William 32 Lancashire General Labourer
Alice 27
Wood William 29 Norfolk Platelayer
Mary A. 32
William 7
Mary A. 4
Edward
Woodhams William 24 Kent Labourer
Isabella 23
William 7
Albert 3
Rachel 9 months Died on board 06/06/1874
Wragg Thomas 60 Lancashire Labourer
Martha 60
Abraham 23
Charlotte 22
Charles 3
Harriet 10 months
Yates Charles 34 Stafford Bricklayer
Jane 36
Sarah A. 10
Mary J. 8
Frances 6
Helena S. 3
Charles E. 2
Catherine 3 months
                           

EDE family:
John Ede was born in Sussex, England  in 1837.  On April 7th April 1861 at Burhham he married Sarah or Sally Keeble born  1840. They lived at 15 Eccles Cottage in Aylseford in 1871. It is not know why the Edes migrated to New Zealand on the Atrato on the 10th Feb 1874. On  the 2nd Feb 1875 eight months after their arrival John Ede was killed at work on the railways. The family went through some terrible loss after John died.

                             

BINSKIN family:
William BINSKIN married Sarah Palmer KITNEY in Aylesford, Kent on 28th November 1852. In 1874 after 3 of their children had died, they embarked on the "Atrato " in London on the 10th February 1874 with 9 of their remaining children. The ship was damaged or broke down and returned to Plymouth for repairs. She sailed again on the 6th April 1874 to arrive in Lyttleton on the 20th June 1874. As ballast on the Atrato a cottage was carried which belonged to the BINSKIN'S. It was assembled at Geraldine in the South Island for them to live in and was named Eccles Farm after Eccles Cottages where they had lived in Aylesford, Kent. The children that travelled with them were:-
Martha Anne married Charles William GIMSON in Aylesford, Kent on 13th August 1870.
William Frederick married Annie Maria VENNER 9th November 1877 in Timaru. They had 5 children born in NZ and after they migrated to NSW in 1884 had another 8 children.
John Charles married Sarah DARKE [ DRAKE ] 1st August 1877 in Timaru. They had no children.
Henry Thomas married Alice MARTIN 24th March 1874 en route to NZ at Plymouth they had 5 children born in NZ and after they migrated to NSW in 1884 another 8 children.
Elizabeth Sarah married David OWERS 3rd November 1876 in Timaru. They produced 6 children.
Mary Jane married James Duffis Brown HOWEY 17th March 1879 in Timaru. 6 children resulted from this marriage.
Sarah married Walter Thomas SPURDEN 1881 Timaru. 8 children from this marriage and 1 prior to marriage.
Alice married William CARSTON 1st March 1883 at Winchester. 10 children born
Joseph traded in the Solomon Islands for many years after leaving NZ and in 1905 he married Unga a native girl [ He was 36 and she was 14 at the time of marriage ]. From this union 2 children were born but in 1909 while Joseph was away from " the Island of Dreams " his wife and 2 children plus several native workers were massacred by natives. In 1910 he married Florence E WHEATLEY and they had 3 children. [ He was 41 she was 16 when they married ]William BINSKIN was my GGF and William Frederick BINSKIN was my GF.Many thanks to my New Zealand connection for much of this information. If you have any enquiries or ties to this family please contact David BINSKIN.

                         

GIMPSON [ GIMSON ] Family:

NOTE: On the ships passenger list the family was listed as GIMPSON but in fact the surname was GIMSON.

Charles William GIMSON married Martha Ann KITNEY [ daughter of Sarah Palmer KITNEY ] in Aylesford, Kent on 13th August 1870 [ Martha's age on the marriage certificate was shown as 20 when in fact she was only 18 ]They left London on board the Atrato in 1874 travelling with the BINSKIN FAMILY. With them were two children born in Aylesford, Emily and Rose Ellen. Emily died shortly after arriving in New Zealand at age 1 year and 7 months.The family settled in Geraldine and Martha gave birth to 7 more children. They were:-Annie born in 1875 who married Hands Edward Percy STRAIN on the 29th November 1911.William born in 1877 who married Helen Bertha FORD on the 19th June 1912.Charles born in 1879.Alice born in 1880.Albert Henry born in 1885.Thomas Jesse born in 1888 who married Decima Elizabeth Hunsdon BARTRAM on the 11th August 1915.Edith Jane born in 1891.Rose Ellen was born on the 12th May 1871 at Aylesford, Kent and married Charles Albert OPIE on 25th December 1893 at Winchester and they had 5 children.Emily was born on the 12th September 1872 at Aylesford, Kent and died in Christchurch Cir. 30th June 1874.Many thanks to my New Zealand connection for much of this information. If you have any enquiries or ties to this family please contact David BINSKIN.

                                    

Copyright Denise and Peter 2001

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