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Berkshire
Barque: 582 tons
Captain: John Whyte
Surgeon Superintendent: James Herbert Horne
Sailed London 4th October 1849 - arrived New Plymouth 8th January 1850

                                                               Nelson 30th January 1850
                                                              Dunedin March 12th 1850

Berkshire, 582 tons, Captain Whyte, from London, arrived 30th January. On entering the harbour the vessel ran on to the Arrow Reef, but was floated off the following tide.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

The grounding of the Berkshire

Name Age Occupation Comment
Cabin Passengers
Halcombe Miss 26 Bound for Wellington
Catherine 23 Bound for Wellington
Hopkinson Mr 24 Bound for Nelson
Horne James Herbert 45 Surgeon on board Bound for Wellington
Frederica 42
Frederica 17
Margaret 16
Julia 10
Mary 3
Kirton Reverend William 50 Bound for Wellington
Mary 44
Robert 13
George 11
James 9
Mary Ann 3
Isabella C 1
Ormond Miss 21 Bound for Nelson
Forecabin Passengers
Beecham J W G 24 Architect & Engineer Bound for New Plymouth
Sarah M 22
Cannon John 29 Chemist Bound for Wellington
Caroline 29
Master 6
Master 3
Gudgeon Thomas 33 Clerk Bound for Nelson
Mary 33
Master 6
Miss 5
Miss 4
Miss 2
Honeyfield Miss 23 Bound for New Plymouth
McGregor Neil Joseph Bruce 33 Pawnbroker Bound for Otago
Margaret O 31
Alexander 6
Margaret 3
McMurdo Robert 19 Sailor Bound for Wellington
Newson Robert 26 Farmer Bound for Wellington
Norman Edward 24 Surveyor Bound for New Plymouth
Royvett Edward 49 Farmer Bound for Nelson
Emma B 42
Son 19
Daughter 17
Son 15
Son 13
Daughter 11
Son 10
Son 7
Son 6
Son 4
Daughter 3
Daughter
Slatter Miss 26 Bound for Wellington
Miss 23 Bound for Wellington
Strange John 27 Farmer Bound for Otago
Walker Bruce 18 Clerk Bound for Wellington
Wheeler Edwin 35 Clerk Bound for Nelson
Mrs 30
Master 8
Miss 6
Miss 5
Miss 4
Miss 2
Williams Tudor 23 Bound for Wellington
Paying Steerage
Barney Henry 26 Farmer Bound for Wellington
Bruce Alexander 34 Farm Labourer Bound for Nelson
English James 26 Farm Labourer Bound for New Plymouth
Herring Edward Lucas 30 Farmer Bound for Otago
Honeyfield William 17 Farmer Bound for New Plymouth
Morgan John 18 Farmer Bound for New Plymouth
William 19 Farmer Bound for New Plymouth
Pansey George Cooper 25 Farmer Bound for New Plymouth
Townsend Richard 32 Farm Labourer Bound for Nelson
Lucy 28
White Cecelia 32 Servant Bound for Nelson
Williamson Francis 22 Farm Servant Bound for Wellington
Wilson Thomas 34 Farmer Bound for Nelson
Lydia 34
Miss 21
Master 12
Miss 7
Master 3
Master 1
Assisted Steerage
Birmer William 24 Farm Servant Bound for Nelson
Brown Thomas 25 General Servant Bound for New Plymouth
Bullard Thomas R 21 Gardener Bound for Nelson
Mary 23
Daughter Infant
Coombes Mary 40 Servant Bound for Nelson
Crooke Mary 19 Domestic Servant Bound for Nelson
Blanche 16 Domestic Servant Bound for Nelson
Forman James 19 Agricultural Labourer Bound for Nelson
Fowler James 37 Agricultural Labourer Bound for Nelson
Sarah 34
Master 11
Master 5
Hurley Mary 19 Servant Bound for Nelson
Moore Thomas 61
Christina 47
Miss 16
Master 15
Miss 9
Sinclair William 33 Carpenter & Sawyer Bound for Nelson
Jane 31
Master 1
Miss Infant
Taylor Henry 17 Turner Bound for New Plymouth
Thornton William 25 Farm Servant Bound for Nelson
Wakenham William 33 Labourer Bound for Nelson
Elizabeth 34
Miss 8
Master 2
Walker George 43 Labourer Bound for Nelson
Dorothy 43
Miss 19
Miss 17
Miss 14
Miss 13
Master 10
Miss 5
                            

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001 - 2004

Reference:
Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand