Ship: 1358 tons
Captain: William Smith
Sailed Plymouth August 17th 1861 - arrived Auckland November 19th 1861
Our sincere thanks to Margaret Couch for sending us this list and other information.
Black Eagle, 1400 tons, Captain W
Smith, sailed from Plymouth 17th August, arrived 19th November. Passengers, 144. During a
heavy gale the day after sailing, two casualties occurred, the first to a seaman, who fell
from the rigging, which caused his death, and the second to a passenger, John H Cobb, who
fractured his leg in a fall. In November, 1924, four of the passengers by this ship were
living in the Auckland province, viz: Mrs Hooper, Messrs William Taylor, R C Carr or
Remuera, Auckland, and Mr A A Alexander of Okaihau. When the vessel arrived at Auckland
there was not sufficient water to enable her to berth alongside the new wharf, which at
that time extended from Quay Street to about half way down the present wharf, consequently
the passengers and cargo had to be landed in cutters.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett
|Families & Children|
|Jeanette Maria Lucy|
|Charles Hepburn Orlando||6|
|Young||Ensign (70th Regiment)|
Edward Allen [b.1811] occupation draper, his wife Elizabeth nče DODD [b.1808] and their children Anne Jane [b 1835], Mary Elizabeth [b. 1840], Eliza [b. 1843], Edward [b. 1846] and John [b.1848]. Family originally from Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, England. Moved to New Zealand to join oldest son Thomas [b 1840] who had travelled to NZ on the Nourmahal in 1859. Edward snr farmed at Mt Albert, Auckland. Many early local body meetings were held in their farmhouse "Allendale", 1 Mt Albert Rd. The family were active members of the Methodist Church. Daughters Annie Jane and Mary Elizabeth taught at mission schools in the Waikato in the 1860s. Elizabeth died in 1881, Edward died in 1891, both in Mt Albert, they are buried in the Wesleyan section of the Symonds St Cemetery, Auckland. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Margaret Couch.
Copyright Denise & Peter 2001
Southern Cross November 1861
New Zealander newspaper