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Bosworth
Ship: 611 tons
Captain: Thomas Turnbull
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London August 15th 1857 - arrived Otago November 26th 1857

Our thanks to Del Purdie for sending us this passenger list

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Boswell Mr
Mrs
Darling Mrs Elizabeth
Agnes
Charlotte
William
Dick Thomas Thomas Merchants Agent
Elizabeth Clarissa
Thomas
4 children
Paritt Mr
Mrs
Tarlton Mr
Mrs
Robert
6 children
Walker Mr
Mrs
Henry
Child
Intermediate and Steerage Passengers
Avarre Mr
Basson Mr
Mrs
Child
Bellamy Mr
Chase Mr
Mrs
Elizabeth
Amelia
Betsy
Ellen
Fanny
Chase Miss
Copstake Mr
Dalglish Mr
Mrs
Dewsbury Mr
Eldon Miss
Gordon Charles
Grey Miss
Harkness Mr
Henderson Mr
Hunt Mr
Mrs
William
John
Elizabeth
4 children
McLellan Mr
Mrs
3 children
McQueen Miss
Miss
Redmayne Mr
Mrs
Catherine
Elizabeth
Anne
Richardson Mr
Rowen Miss
Sewell William Cumberland Boatman
Jane
Miss
Thomas E G
                          
Thomas DICK, MLC:
Thomas was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but shortly after this, he and his parents moved to London. However, as soon as he was old enough, he was returned to Edinburgh for his education, where he remained until the age of 15 years. In 1838 he entered the firm of John Roberts, Merchant, of London where he remained until 1850.  He joined the firm of James Morrison & Co., of Fenchurch St and was sent to St Helena Island where he remained for a period of seven years, as agent for the company. While with the firm John Roberts in London he had married Miss Barber (1846) but was to be widowed three years later. In St Helena in 1850, he met and married Miss Elizabeth Clarissa Darling. Later they came to New Zealand, primarily as the agent for James Morrison & Co, on the Bosworth. He brought as well as his family, his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Darling and his sisters-in-law, Agnes Ann Fleming and Charlotte Robinson. Before long he established himself as an auctioneer with his own business and when the goldfields opened, the business expanded into a general mercantile agency. His main interests were in commerce in Dunedin in his own right but also became a partner in Run 304, Cottesbrook Station with William Purdie. Thomas Dick was a deeply religious man and a founder of the Hanover St Baptist Church. During his life he devoted much of his spare time to the Baptist faith, becoming President of the Baptist Union, along with other functions. However, he was also very interested in politics and just after arriving in Dunedin he offered himself for election to the Provincial Council where he held various positions dealing with the civic affairs of the town. Subsequently he stood for Parliament and during his time as Member for Dunedin electorates, he held most Cabinet positions that were existing, during his time. His second wife Clarissa Darling died, and he married the widow of a close friend Mrs Elizabeth Reid Walker who was his companion until his death in February 1900. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Del Purdie. Further information on Thomas Dick
- THOMAS DICK M.L.C. (1823-1900)
                          

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Reference:
Otago Colonist November 27th 1857