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Blairgowrie
Ship: 1550 tons
Captain: Darke

Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Husband
Sailed London May 29th 1875 - arrived Lyttleton August 22nd  1875

The first voyage made by this beautiful clipper ship, after being launched at Glasgow in 1875, was to Lyttleton where she landed 430 Government and fourteen saloon passengers. She sailed from London on March 26th and took her final departure from Start Point three days later. Light and contrary winds prevailed until crossing the equator, and two heavy gales were encountered after passing the Cape. On August 17th Stewart Island was in sight.Immediately after, a heavy N E gale was experienced, and then light winds right up to the Peninsula. Notwithstanding these adverse conditions, the ship anchored off Lyttleton on the 24th August, seven days after sighting land, and accomplished the passage in 83 days from Start Point. The Blairgowrie was a vessel of 1550 tons, commanded by Captain Darke. She was built by Thomson of Glasgow and owned by Thomson and Gray. The vessel made one voyage only to New Zealand.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Blairgowrie
Captains Report
Surgeon Superintendents Report

Our sincere thanks to Michele Cook for transcribing this list and the attachements and sending it to us.

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Bassett Mrs Sarah
Miss Madeline
Mr S K
Mr W J
Cardwell Mr W
Husband Dr Surgeon on board
Ellis Francis
Mrs
Florence
Woodfuffe L R
Sweet Charles A
Burrows Mrs
Dawber Mr
Mrs
Steerage Passengers
Families & Children
Ball James 38 Farm Labourer
Truphema 35
Charles 11
William 8
Elizabeth 5
Isaac 2
Edward 9 months
Baxter David 26 Perthshire Joiner
Margaret 26
Berryman William H. 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Sarah 21
Berryman Richard 50 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Christianna 45
Susan 10
George 7
Brown Isaac Armagh Farm Labourer
Eleanor
Burgoyne Alfred 34 Cornwall Labourer
Mary 22
Campbell John 29 Renfrew Navvy
Mary 27
John 3
Jane M. 3 months
Clark Alfred 45 Warwick Miller
Janet 36
Ernest 10
Herbert 8
Edith M. 6
Charles 4
Edwin 7 months
Cronin Daniel 43 Cork Labourer
Abbey 40
William 11
Cox Christopher 45 Warwick Labourer
Elizabeth 40
Eliza 9
Sarah A. 7
Davey Jeffrey 21 Cornwall Miner
Kate 21
Dick Samuel 35 Antrim Miner
Marion 31
Fanny 8
John 6
Robert 4
Samuel 4 months
Dolan David 35 Labourer
Bridget 35
Phillip 7
John 5
James
Doyle Myles 24 Wicklow Labourer
Margaret 23
Myles 18 months
Edwards Alf O'K 37 Sussex Carpenter
Annie 35
Billy 9
Nora 4
Margaret 2
Evans Joseph 32 Dorset Labourer
Mary A. 36
Ford Robert 31 Hants Labourer
Ellen 36
Edward 6
Halls William H. 20 Engine Worker
Emily 20
Hawes Edward 29 Cornwall
Grace 28
Mary J. 5
Samuel 2
Higgins Edward 24 Cornwall Carpenter
Mary 25
Hocking Geoffrey 22 Blacksmith
Catherine 22
Holihan Richard 25 Kilkenny
Mary 18
Howard John 38 Northampton Labourer
Elizabeth 40
George 10
Lucy 7
John 5
Joseph 3
Elizabeth 18 months
Hughes Thomas 22 Armagh Farm Labourer
Jane 22
Hunt Thomas C. 40 Dorset Mechanical Engineer
Mary A. 38
Louisa 9
Julia A. 7
James George 27 Cornwall
Susan 26
Jamieson Robert 24 Shetland Farm Labourer
Joan 23
Legg William John 20
Annie E. 19
Mann Joseph 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Ellen 25
May William 23 Cornwall Carpenter
Grace 21
Daughter Born on Board
Mauder Abraham 45 Warwick Labourer
Charlotte 43
Alfred 11
Emily 8
Murphy Denis 32 Cork Labourer
Julia 29
Eliza 9
Julia 5
Nennis William 30 Carpenter
Emily P. 28
Thomas 7
William 2
Noy Robert 39 Labourer
Elizabeth 39
Mary J 1
Oates Simon 24 cornwall Farm Labourer
Eliza 18
Page Thomas 32 Gloucestershire Farm Labourer
Margaret 36
Goerge B. 18 months
Peckham William 41 Sussex Labourer
Mary J. 41
Mary E. 7
Richard 3
Pope John 25 Devon Farm Labourer
Charlotte 26
Henry 4
Alice M. 2
Rees John 44 Bucon Collier
Ann 34
Mary E. 11
Rice 3
Richardson George 22 Kent Carpenter
Annie 19
Ella 2
George F. 3 months
Shaw William 37 Guernsey Labourer
Rachel 37
Elizabeth 10
Fredercik 8
Edward 3
Emma 7 months
Sheehan Patrick 30 Kerry Labourer
Mary 28
Alice 3
William 1
Smith William 54 Warwickshire Labourer
Ann 46
Lydia 11
William 8
Smith Isaac 22 Hants Labourer
Harriet 22
Stubberfield John 22 Sussex Capenter
Sarah J. 22
John N. 7 months
Sullivan George 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary 24
Tresidder John 24 Cornwall Labourer
Ellen 23
John 2 months
Warner Jeffrey 22 Cornwall
Margaret 29
Williams James 38 cornwall
Edna 38
John 10
Jim 5
Kate 3
Williams Jeffrey 23 Farm Labourer
Eliza 23
William John 2
James 1 month
Wills John 32 Cornwall Shoemaker
Elizabeth A. 26
Elizabeth 10
William James 4
Edward John 2
Wright James 23 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 34
Colonial Nominated Families & Children
Barlow William John 32 Down Miner
Janet 35
Catherine 10
William John 8
Elizabeth 6
Jessie 2
Barton Henry 36 Middlesex Carpenter
Amelia 36
Henry 6
Dawber Jarew 22 Suffolk Porter
Eliza 23
Hayward Henry 28 Suffolk Farm Labourer
Martha 29
Agnes 4
George 18 months
Henderson William 35 Aberdeen Carpenter
Helen 28
N. 9
John 5
James 3
David 1
Joner James 50 Armagh Labourer
Lucy 50
McGeown Arthur 32 Armagh Labourer
Eliza 30
Mary 8
Bernard 4
John 2
Hamish 8 months
McKay James 40 Antrim Labourer
Sarah J. 36
Sarah 10
George 7
Moore 4
McMahon Arthur 49 Fermanagh Carpenter
Margaret 47
Odering John 24 Warwick Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 22
John William 6 months
Reynolds Richard 47 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 40
Silby Silas 34 Cornwall Mason
Ellen 35
Eliza G. 5
Single Men
Aeyland John 20 Cork
Bennets William 21
Berryman John 18 Cornwall
Bird Thomas 27
Blakeway Edwin 24
Bodin James 18 Fermanagh
Borence Arthur 24 Cornwall
Bradley John 21 Cork
Bugenshaw William 31 Surrey
Bursoyne William 13 Cornwall
Carey Jeremiah 20 Tipperary
Casey Patrick 19 Cork
Clark Alfred J. 14 Herts
Clancy John 17 Galway
Cleary Patrick 28 Tipperary
Colquhoun Roger 25 Lanarkshire
Colquhoun William 21 Larnarkshire
Connor Cornelius 22 Cork
Creigh Patrick 25
Crisp William 18 Middlesex
Cronin Michael J. 27 Cork
Timothy 21
Daly James M. 21 Cork
Daly Matthew 21 Kerry
Dineen Park 23 Cornwall
Downes Charles 18 Essex
Doyle Francis 30 Edinburgh
Eaton James 33 Middlesex
Field Benjamin 23
Fitzgerald David 30 Cork
Gallagher John 21 Donagal
Garrod George 21 Kent
Graham George 27 Roscrea
Groves Richard W. 21 Cornwall
Hace George T. 23 Cornwall
Hamilton William 31 Tyrone
Handcock Enoch 24 Stafford
Handy Joseph 23 Cornwall
Harries Joseph 26 Wiltshire
Harvey Patrick 32 Limerick
Henry 21 Limerick
Hawkins William 22 Gloucester
Hill James 20 Down
Hill edward 23 Worcestershire
Hooper thomas B. 24 Cornwall
Hunt James John 17 Dorset
Sidney 15
Herbert 13
Digby 12
Johnston Robert 21 Cornwall
Joner James 29 Armagh
Kear Lot 25 Londonderry
Kennedy Patrick 21 Tipperary
William 19 Tipperary
Langdon Thomas 21 Cornwall
Laughlin Patrick 35 Cork
Limes Joseph 18 Armagh
Lynan James 20
Mackay Donald Sutherland
Mander Andrew 21 Warwick
Ambrose 16
Manhire William 19 Cornwall
McCahon Marshall 25 Derry
McCarthy Denis 21 Kerry
McGuiness Thomas 23 Clare
McIntyre Henry 28 Londonderry
MacKay John 14 Antrim
McLean John 24
McNeill James 26 Down
Miles John 23 Gloucestershire
Monson Edward 22
Mooney Peter 19 Galway
Mounce Frederick 23 Devon
Mountjoy John 20 Armagh
Murphy Timothy 19 Cork
James 15 Cork
Murphy John 19 Kerry
Murphy Andy 21 Cork
Murray Bernard 18 Fermanagh
Newman Sheppard 19 Suffolk
Noy Thomas 12 Cornwall
O'Connor Jeremiah 25 Cork
O'Sullivan Daniel 24 Kerry
Oliver Charles 17 Kent
Pearce Thomas 26 Cornwall
John 18 Cornwall
Powell Thomas M 30 Yorkshire
Roberts Richard 21 Cornwall
John 22 Cornwall
Robinson Samuel 15 Essex
Russell Roger 22 Larnarkshire
Shaw William 12 Guernsey
Shannon Robert 14 Donegal
Charles 12 Donegal
Short Richard 19 Devon
Somerville Edward 17 Armagh
Stevenson Thomas 19 Donegal
Stonear John 24 Plumber
Sweeney William 26 Kerry
Thomas William 22 Cornwall
Thomson James 35 Middlesex
Thompson Alfred 20 Cornwall
Tolan Neal 33 Tyrone
Tredwery John 15 Cornwall
Wain Murphy 22 Cornwall
Walshe William 25 Kerry
Watkins Thomas 34 Hereford
Whitehouse John 28 Bedfordshire
Williams F L 27 Cornwall
Williams Alfred 18 Cornwall
Winkle Daniel 23 France Engineer
Colonial Nominated Single Men
Anderson George 67 Roscommon
Bowler Michael 20 Kerry
Brosnan Denis 24
Calder John 19
Cook William 19 England
Donohue William 21 Tipperary
Dynes John 18 Armagh
Foley Maurice 22 Kerry
Daniel 20 Kerry
Hayes Patrick 22 Limerick
Hurt John W 19 England
Fred 16 England
Daniel 13 England
Jones James 29 Armagh
Lysaught Daniel 42 Tipperary
Edward 22 Tipperary
William 10 Tipperary
McMahon Arthur 16 Armagh
O'Sullivan Murphy 24 Kerry
Reynolds Alfred 20 Cornwall
John 16 Cornwall
Single Women
Augland Mary M 22 Cork
Ball Ann 12 Hamptonshire
Berryman Sarah 16 Cornwall
Elizabeth 14 Cornwall
Bickwell Sarah 39 Warwickshire
Kate A Warwickshire
Brown Annie 20 Fermanagh
Bryan Maria 25
Caddy Mary 24 Cornwall
Chappel Mary J 25 Cornwall
Clancy Bridget 18 Galway
Conner Honara 28 Clare
Costelloe Catherine 23 Tipperary
Bridget 21 Tipperary
Cronin Catherine 18 Cork
Ellen 16 Cork
Cummons Mary J 25 Tipperary
D? Hannah 24 Cork
Dick Janet 17 Antrim
Dryhurst Elizabeth 35 Warwickshire
Ellen 15 Warwickshire
Edwards Annie 12 Sussex
Farrar Alice 24 Dublin
Filby Kate A 21 Middlesex
Green Ellen 23 Cornwall
Horsley Elizabeth 18 Middlesex
Howard Sarah A 13 Northamptonshire
Emma 12 Northamptonshire
Hunt Eliza E 19 Dorsetshire
Sarah J 18 Dorsetshire
Mary A 16 Dorsetshire
Kiely Margaret 19 Limerick
Leonard Sarah 17 Fermanagh
Lovely Emily 21 Essex
Loyne Margaret 21 Tyrone
Lyne Sophia 20 Tyrone
Lyon Agnes 22 Stirlingshire
Manhue Jane 28 Cornwall
Mannix Margaret 17 Galway
Martin Susan 22 Cornwall
McNeal Agnes 21 Lanark
Moore Jane G 18 Londonderry
Munage Mary A 20 Fermanagh
Munns Euphemia 21
Murphy Mary 12 Cork
Noy Elizabeth 14 Cork
O'Sullivan Catherine 20 Kerry
Pascoe Eliza 17
Phelan Mary 17
Roberts Elizabeth 25 Cornwall
Shannon Eliza 43 Donegal
Eliza J 20 Donegal
Rebecca 17 Donegal
Shaw Louisa 19 Guernsey
Laura 14 Guernsey
Shiniars Ellen 22 Limerick
Smith Fanny 15 Warwickshire
Ann 14 Warwickshire
Strongman Jane 26 Cornwall
Swann Elizabeth 29 Surrey
T? Rebecca 21 Cornwall
Thompson Mary A 46 Cornwall
Mary A 26 Cornwall
Tredway Elizabeth 35
Vale Elizabeth 30 Middlesex
Welsh Mary 16 Cork
Williams Edna 16 Cornwall
Ellen 13 Cornwall
Colonial Nominated Single Women
Barton Amelia 16 Middlesex
Bowler Margaret 18 Kerry
Connell Mary 40 Galway
Ellen 20 Galway
Connor Mary 16
Cookley Annie 20
Daly Eliza 20
Jones Lucy 21 Armagh
Kibblewhite Emily 19 Buckinghamshire
Lysaght Bridget 26 Tipperary
Margaret 19 Tipperary
Julia 17 Tipperary
McKay Margaret 12 Antrim
Reynolds Elizabeth 25 Cornwall
Tunstall Agnes 32 Yorkshire

COX family:
The Cox family came out on the Blairgowrie in 1875 . Their daughter,  Sarah Ann, 7 years old, always talked about how lovely and yellow the hills were when they arrived in Lyttleton. Sarah later went on to marry George Hurleyborn of County Cork, Ireland. Together they had eleven children. One of their three sons, Fredrick  John my father-in-law, married Florence Edith Chaplin. They settled in North Canterbury, and became sheep and crop farmers. They had  7 children, Roselie, Eleanor, Melva, Ken, Gwen, Jan,and Colin my husband. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Lesley Hurley

                         
SHAW family:
The Shaw family, listed in this shipping list are my ancestors. William and Rachel Shaw are my Great Great Grandparents. Louisa Shaw is my Great Grandmother. Any information regarding this family, would be kindly received. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Michele Cook.
                         
COSTELLOE family:
Catherine (Kate) Costelloe is my Great Great Grandmother - born approximately 1856?.   She came to NZ as a domestic servant on the Blairgowrie with her sister Bridget ( the records we have say she was 18 yrs old when she came to NZ although the shipping list says 23).  We also have information that suggests Catherine is related to Eamon De Valera (who founded Fianna Fáil in 1926 - Ireland's largest political party and was Prime Minister serving several seperate terms.) - Possibly a first cousin? Catherine married Thomas Patrick Murphy (Blacksmith) in Kaiapoi in 1878 and they had 10 children, 7 girls (one of them did not survive - whose name was also Winifred) - Kate, Annie, Flo, Nora, Eddie and Winifred (my Great Grandmother) and 3 boys - John, Tom and Patrick. Catherine is believed to have died in 1911 in Petone - although this is still unconfirmed.   Patrick died in 1929 and is buried in a paupers grave in Ashburton. If anyone has any further information on Catherine, her sister Bridget or Patrick Murphy, please email Chrissy Scott.
                         

Copyright Denise & Peter 2000 - 2003

Reference:
Archives New Zealand IMCH4/140