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Bebington
Ship: 924 Tons
Captain: Holditch
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London February 12th 1876 - arrived Auckland July 15th 1876

A ship of 924 tons, Bebington was built in 1859. She had, amongst her many passengers, the unenviable nickname of  "The Old Tub" and was one of the slowest boats on the New Zealand immigrant run. Even under very favourable conditions, she still took longer than most to make the voyage out. In addition she was dogged by ill-fortune. Collisions with other ships, storms, outbreaks of typhoid and short supplies all at one time or another plagued "The Old Tub". Bebington made eight voyages to New Zealand of which three were to Lyttleton, two to Wellington and one each to Dunedin, Auckland and Napier. On her arrival in Auckland on July 15th 1876, Bebington was met by the Health Officer at Rangitoto Reef. There being typhoid and 67 cases of measles on board he sent her into quarantine on Motuihe Island where she remained for 5 weeks.
Source: White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Auchinleck John 34 Tyrone Constable
Caroline 33
Ellen 15 T/F to single women
Boyers Robert 42
Faith 37
Edward 17 T/F to single men
Maria 11
Mary Jane 9 Died on board 17/02/1876 -
enteric fever (buried Portsmouth)
Charlotte 7
Sarah 5
John 2
Chatfield Henry F 31 Sussex Carpenter
Clara 24
Henry R 3
Albert E 11 months Died on board 13/03/1876 -
hydrocephalus (water on brain)
Clarke Patrick 30 Clare Farm Labourer
Ellen 27
Thomas 4
Michael 2
Patrick 15 months Died on board 23/03/1876 -
congestion of the lungs
Condon Timothy 38 Cork Farm Labourer
Margaret 34
Hannah 15 T/F to single women
Mary 13 T/F to single women
Thomas 12 T/F to single men
Ellen 10
John 8
Bridget 5
Janet 3
Corcoran James 36 Limerick Shepherd
Johanna 30
Ellen 18 T/F to single women
Honora 16 T/F to single women
Patrick 14 T/F to single men
William 12 T/F to single men
James 5
Thomas 4 months
Cuttle William 26 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 22
Fisher Thomas 29 Clare Farm Labourer
Died on board 12/05/1876 - typhoid fever
Winifred 25
Johanna 6
Mary 4
Michael 2
Benjamin 5 months
Flynn Maurice 39 Cork Farm Labourer
Margaret 35
Daniel 14 T/F to single men
Eliza 12 T/F to single women
Johanna 8
Margaret 3
Michael 2
Patrick 1
Flynn William 44 Cork Farm Labourer
Ellen 38
Honora 18 T/F to single women
Mary 18 T/F to single women
Margaret 15 T/F to single women
Ellen 11
Franks William 24 Yorkshire Waggoner
Eleanor J 21
James 10 months
Green Patrick 20 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Frances 20
Hallinan James 44 Tipperary Farmer
Anastasia 38
Michael 14 T/F to single men Died on board 12/05/1876 -
malignant scarlet fever
Mary 12 T/F to single women
Kate 11
Healy Thomas 45 Kerry Farm Labourer
Anne 40
Maurice 14 T/F to single men
Thomas 12 T/F to single men
Maria 10
Irwin Britton 32 Fermanagh Ploughman
Matilda 26
Britton 2
Joice George 33 Derbyshire Miner
Annie 32
Mary H 2
Joice Matthew 30 T/F to single men Brother of George
Turnbull Cuthbert 21 T/F to single men Miner - travelled with Joice family
Johnson Edwin J 32 Glostershire Stone Mason
Minnie 27
Kate E 6
Edward P 4
Jones Herbert 26 Lancashire General Labourer
Jane A 26
Elizabeth A 11 months
Lock David 23 Somersetshire Farm Labourer
Hester 27
Henry 6 months
McCabe Michael 27 Fermanagh Farm Labourer
Eliza 26
Mary J 3
Annie 1
McGovern Patrick John 27 Donegal Shepherd
Schoolmaster on board
Maggie 19
Sergeant Charles 31 Cambridgeshire Labourer
Ann 30
Charles 8
Ann 5
Symons William 36 Cornwall Tailor
Mary J 36
Bessie 11
William 4
John W 1
Wernham William 38 Berkshire Coachman
Sarah 33
William 4
Mary 3
Wilkinson Robert 32 Cheshire Labourer
Caroline 30
Mary 18 months
Robert E 2 months Died on board 05/04/1876 -
mesenteric diarrhoea
Willis Samuel 31 Somersetshire Farm Labourer
Mary 21
Sarah 3
Emma 1
Willis John 19 T/F to single men Farm Labourer - travelled with Willis family (probably brother to Samuel)
Willey George 23 T/F to single men Farm Labourer - travelled with Willis family
Simpson Henry 24 Monmouthshire Labourer
Margaret 23
Stewart George 27 Stirlingshire Farm Labourer
Ellen 25
Marian 4
Elizabeth 1
Tisdale George 29 Lancashire Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 28
Colonial Nominated Families & Children
Buckton Thomas 35 Yorkshire Carter
Mary 33
Thomas 13 T/F to single men
Samul 8
Sarah 7
Hester 5
Harry 4
Davey Edwin J 33 Middlesex General Labourer
Elizabeth 32
Kate A 6
Edwin J 4
Nellie 2
Agnes S 16 days Born on board 28/04/1876
Died on board 14/05/1876 -
insanitation and convulsions
Keep Thomas 39 Bedfordshire General Labourer
Jane 40
Thomas John 14 T/F to single men
Hannah N 9
George 6
Lavinia N 4
Florence J 1
King Thomas 31 Norfolkshire General Labourer
Emma 27
William Thomas 2
Ann J 7 weeks Died on board 03/04/1876 -
mesenteric diarrhoea
Parrish Mark 25 Northamptonshire General Labourer
Mary 26
Ellen 6
Elizabeth 3
Single Men
Abrams Jonas 29 Cornwall Labourer
Bettelheim Joseph James 17 Middlesex Groom
Fanny H 20 T/F to single women
Jemima H 14 T/F to single women
Brewer Henry 21 Middlesex Farm Labourer
Brophy Patrick 22 Kings County Farm Labourer
Brown William P 23 Somersetshire Painter
Campbell Angus 30 Queens County Farmer
Chambers Samuel 21 Lincolnshire Agricultural Implement Maker
Cochrane James 28 Down Farm Labourer
Condon Thomas 12 Cork
Conroy Michael 20 Clare Farm Labourer
Turnbull Cuthbert 21 Derbyshire Miner - travelled with Joice family
Downing Bartholomew 23 Cork Farm Labourer
Fitzgibbon Michael 18 Limerick Farm Labourer
Died on board 17/04/1876 - typhoid fever
Gilmore John 28 Down Labourer
Grosse William 22 Lincolnshire Miller
Houlahan Patrick 33 Clare Farm Labourer
Healey Martin 33 Middlesex Carpenter
Heath Patrick 19 Clare Farm Labourer
Hobson Richard 21 Roscommon Farm Labourer
Died on board 25/04/1876 - typhoid fever
Houston James 30 Tyrone Ploughman
Hughes Richard 22 Anglesea Gardener
Joice Matthew 30 Derbyshire Miner
Kelleher John 29 Kerry Farm Labourer
Kelly Patrick 21 Clare Farm Labourer
Law George 32 Essex Farm Labourer
Died on board 19/05/1876 - pneumonia
McAllan Michael 20 Clare Labourer
McKee Louis 20 Monaghan Farmer
William 8 Monaghan
McKinney John 34 Tyrone Farm Labourer
McLeod John 33 Queens County Farmer
McNamara Michael 25 Clare Farm Labourer
Millard Albert 20 Gloucestershire Labourer
Neylan Patrick 22 Clare Ploughman
Nurrish Nicholas 13 Cornwall
Ramsay Hugh 22 Donegal Farm Labourer
Ryan John 31 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Charles 25 Tipperary Labourer
Silver Frederick 29 Hertfordshire Sergeant R M A
Smyth Patrick 20 Fermanagh Navvy
Joseph 27 Fermanagh Navvy
Stevenson Jeremiah 14 Donegal Herd Boy
Stewart James 24 Donegal Farm Labourer
Died on board 29/05/1876 - pneumonia
Stringer Joseph 25 Yorkshire Millwright
Strathern John 25 Lanark Joiner
Trassey Francis G 22 Londonderry Farm Labourer
Died on board 08/04/1876 - typhus fever
Trassey Richard 20 Londonderry Farm Labourer
Died on board 12/04/1876 - typhus fever
Tournay Arthur 21 Kent Bricklayer
White Thomas 24 Clare Farm Labourer
Willey George 23 America Farm Labourer - travelled with Willis family
Willis John 19 Somersetshire Farm Labourer - travelled with Willis family
Colonial Nominated Single Men
Clements James 21 Londonderry Farm Labourer
Leahy William 16 Cork
Thomas 14 Cork Died on board 22/04/1876 - typhoid fever
Daniel 11 Cork
Single Women
Bettelheim Fanny H 20 Middlesex
Jemima H 14 Middlesex
Boardman Mary 17 - travelled with Healy family
Bourke Bridget 18
Dugan Catherine 23
Duncan Mary 25
Gilmour Alice 18
Heath Margaret 22
Houlihan Ellen 22
Kelly Honora 20
Kuhy Ann 30
Lampra Harriet 20
Lease Susan 39
Jessie 9
Lynch Margaret 28
McKee Elizabeth 23
Menzies Rachel 23
Moore Madge 23
Mulverhill Mary 20
Munro Mary 20
Murrish Mary 40
Mary 16
Nicholas 13 T/F to single men
Annie 12
Charlotte 10
Noble Mary 24
O'Donnell Anne 25
Owens Bridget 28
Portch Emma 32
Regan Margaret 28
Shea Margaret 53
Stewart Esther 16
Tabby Ellen 18
Tovey Eliza 15
White Kate 20 Sister to Thomas White
Wilson Henrietta 21
                 

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Reference:
Daily Southern Cross July 17th 1876
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