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Black Eagle
Ship: 1358 tons
Captain: William Smith
Surgeon Superintendent:
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

Arrival of the Black Eagle

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Allen Edward 50 Warwickshire Draper
Elizabeth 53
Anne 26
Mary 21
Eliza 18
Edward 15
John 13
Broach Moses
Hannah
Fort David
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Mary Anne
Jessie
Gordon Mr
Mrs
3 children
Hardy Peter
Mary
Hart Solomon
Margaret
Messenger William
Jane
William
Newman Mr
Mrs
Philpot George
Eliza
Porter Thomas
Selina
Robson Charles Hepburn 31
Jeanette Maria Lucy
Charles Hepburn Orlando 6
Isabel Mary 4
Edmund Henry 2
Scott Mr
Mrs
Seon Thomas
Sophia
Henry
Laura
Taylor William
Eliza
William A
Ward Elinor
William
John
Robert
James
Joseph
Samuel
Watson Alfred
Sarah
William
Mary Ann
Walter
Rosina
Edward
Watson Margaret
Margaret
Mary Anne
John W
Robert
William
Single Men
Alexander Alfred
Blakely Herbert
Burke Richard
Thomas
Campbell Peter
Carr Robert C
Chalmers Hugh
Cobb John
Coldham George
Connelly John
Creagh R
Cunningham Alexander
Deakin Charles
Elliason William
Fooks Albert
Ford Adam
Foster Robert
Fowler Francis
Gillies Robert
Samuel
Goldspink George
Gore R
Harkness Thomas
Hofferman Cornelius
Howden James
Jaghoe Edward
Kennedy Edward
Leighton Henry
Lovett Edward
Edward
Mansell Henry
McAteer John
McEwan Donald
Mitchell Charles
Moorday John
Neilson Thomas
Patterson David
Pearson John
Phillips Joseph
Ritchie T
Scott T
A
Walter
Simpson Walter
Robert
Stanes Obediah
Stevenson Robert
Street Frederick
Swan William
Thomson Hugh
Usher Thomas
Watson Alexander
Willis A
Wilson John
Wiltshire George
Wylie Hugh
Young Ensign (70th Regiment)
Single Women
Baldrick Eliza
Cole Emily
Cook Harriet
Garuer Anna
Elizabeth
Hastings Susan
Jeffares Susan
Jane
Jordan Annie
Francis
Kenyon Mary
Rose
King Eliza
Miles Hannah
Agnes
Newman Carolina
Sceales Mary A
Scotland Sarah
Scott Nancy
Usher Sarah
ALLEN family
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 1860’s. 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.
                                                     

ROBSON family
Charles Hepburn Robson [b. 1830], his wife Jeanette Maria Lucy nče NORRIS and their children Charles Hepburn Orlando [b 1855], Isabel Mary [b. 1857] and Edmund Henry [b. 1859]. Charles (b. London) and Jeanette (b. Merrion, Ireland) married in USA, where two eldest children born, returned to Ireland before the birth of Edmund in Cork. Four more children were born in New Zealand; Henry Ernest, Ada Rosetta, Herbert Cecil and John Baylee. Charles briefly took over the photographic business of J.N Crombie in Auckland before the family moved to Napier. In 1869 Charles entered the Lighthouse service and over the next 20 years moved round the coast with his family keeping lighthouses from Moeraki to Manukau. Charles died in Auckland in 1893 and is buried at Awhitu. Jeanette died in 1900 in Auckland and is buried with Charles at Awhitu. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Margaret Couch.

                                                     

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001

Reference:
Southern Cross November 1861
New Zealander newspaper

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