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British Crown
Ship: 1150
Captain: Whitfield
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Jollie
Sailed Liverpool May 4th 1863 - arrived Lyttelton August 16th 1863

The British Crown, an American built ship of 1150 tons, commanded by Captain Whitfield, sailed finally from Tusker Light on 6th May 1863, with over 400 souls on board, for Lyttleton. She arrived on 17th August 1863, having made the passage in 103 days. This was the first ship to arrive at Lyttelton direct from Liverpool. Twelve deaths occurred, all children, during the voyage, and there were nine births. This ship did not make a second voyage to the colony.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the British Crown
Commissioners Report

Our sincere thanks to Bob Doran for sending us this passenger list

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Ashton Richard Henry 22
Mary Ann 21
Anderson Thomas W 24
Elizabeth 23
Armstrong John 26
Ann 31
James Infant
O'Brien Catherine 12 Travelled with Armstrong
Ayrey Anthony 27
Sarah 24
Elizabeth 1
Beatson John 30
Eliza Ann 25
Joseph Frederick 2
Barlow Thomas 32
Ann 23
Bell William 31
Betsy 31
Hannah 8
Bagley William 23
Ellinor 23
John Thomas Infant
Blackburn Thomas 37
Mary 40
William 8
Richard 6
Briggs Joseph 22
Mary 21
Brocklehurst George 26
Ellen 30
Brown Charles 43
Margaret 43
Elizabeth 11
Margaret 9
Martha 5
Esther 2
Bollington Thomas 28
Ann 25
Sarah 2
Brunt John 42
Mary 41
Sarah Ann 10
John 5
Backhoust Thomas 39
Ann 33
Charles James 41
Ellen 38
Thomas 8
Michael 5
James 4
Curren John 29
Isabella 38
Tyle Isabell 9
John 6
Thomas Infant
Cheery John 25
Mary Ann 27
William 1
Coard John 24
Mary 22
James 1
Crawford Thomas 33
Ann 33
Elizabeth 9
John 5
Mary 1
Davis John 23
Mary Ellen 22
Jeanette Infant
Daly Michael 29
Betsy 24
Drabble Joseph 24
Jane 25
Sarah Jane 4
Elizabeth A 1
Drabble Thomas 22
Elizabeth 23
Susannah 2
Elizabeth Infant
Daltry Joseph B 34
Sarah 36
George 10
Edmondson Christopher 25
Mary Ann 25
William H 5
Eugard Stephen 35
Sarah 35
Francis 10
George H 7
Sarah Ann Infant
Fletcher Charles J 38
Eliza 36
Ruth 7
Eliza Ann Infant
Fletcher George 25
Martha 29
Fyfield William Josaph 26
Alice 26
Charlotte Infant
Farley Stephen 32
Sarah 32
Stephen 6
Catherine 4
Farrell John 30
Ann 25
Mary E 3
Robert H Infant
Goodall Robert 32
Emma 20
Orlando Infant
Gleave John 25
Sarah 25
Hargreaves James 26
Mary Ann 21
Hargreaves Peter 26
Helen 25
Hyland James 22
Cecelia 21
William 2
Thomas 1
Haworth Richard 24
Mary E 23
Robert 2
Margaret Ann 1
Hanley George 25
Margaret 22
Hill Isaac 35
Emma 34
Isaac P 6
Hollingsworth George 36
Hannah 33
Kelso John 50
Catherine 48
Sarah 10
Catherine 8
James 4
Knowles John 36
Anna 38
William 14
James 7
Frederick 3
Knott John 32
Mary 32
George 7
Kelsall John 36
Jane 34
Walter 13
Moses 11
John Edward 7
Sarah Jane 4
Kilburn James 40
Jane 41
Lavelle Michael 23
Mary 21
Hannah 2
Patrick Infant
Leeming William 22
Elizabeth 22
Robert Infant
Latham William 27
Hannah 25
Charles 2
Alice Ann Infant
Lee Henry 25
Eliza 23
William Infant
Lord Thomas 25
Mary 25
Miedeton Joseph 23
Priscilla 22
Robert 3
Morris Richard 34
Jane 35
Henry 3
Alice 1
Marsden John 26
Ellen 26
Mary Ann 3
Ellen 1
Miller Richard 35
Alice 34
John 10
Elizabeth 6
Alice Ann 2
Nadd James 37
Deborah 35
Ellen 18
Janetta 10
Oliver Joshua 22
Fanny 21
Mary Jane 2
Parkinson John 25
Elizabeth 26
Margaret 3
Preston Thomas 42
Sarah 42
Charles T 15
Joseph 13
Sarah Ann 11
Phillips David 35
Sarah 37
Sarah Ann 14
Mary Ann 11
Lucy 9
David 6
Sybil G 1
Priestnall John 34
Charlotte 35
Elizabeth Ann 4
Mary 1
Renshaw James 28
Catherine 34
Mary E 4
Kate H 1
Kat Sarah 11
Robinson William 35
Jane 33
Mary Ellen 10
Thomas 6
Robert 2
Sidebottom Isaac 40
Ann 38
Stiles Joseph 33
Margaret 33
John Infant
Smith James 34
Jane 35
Charles 10
Alice 6
Emma 3
Thomas 1
Shepherd James 25
Ellen 20
Sharples Henry 26
Elizabeth 25
Sarah Maud 1
Savage John 33
Harriet 27
Thomas 10
Tunny John 22
Mary 20
Jane Infant
Thompson Thomas 29
Jane 28
Margaret Ellen 2
Sarah A Infant
Taylor Richard 34
Ann 34
Sarah 9
Margaret 8
Amy 1
Thornley Thomas 24
Ellinor 25
Harry 3
Turner Alfred 28
Matilda 28
William 7
Walsh James 41
Mary 30
Wade Jacob 28
Elizabeth 35
Woods John 41
Mary Ann 35
Barton 12
Margaret 5
John 3
Mary Ann 1
Whitehead Samuel 37
Sarah 32
James 12
Samuel 2
Wilding John 21
Elizabeth 22
Walker Joseph 30
Sarah 28
Ruth 8
Winstanley John 29
Mary 27
Wilson John 30
Ellen 29
Gilbert 7
Robert 5
Williamson Elkanah 30
Mary Ann 30
Martha 8
Henry 2
Wood John Neild 31
Sarah 31
Single Men
Allen William 26
Blackburn William 28
Thomas 12
John 14
Bagley James 21
Bennet William 17
Brunt George 18
Joseph 20
William Morris 22
Birehall Nathan 24
Brown Charles 14
Henry 18
Connolly William 27
Clegg John 28
Charles Patrick 15
Francis 18
John 21
Fairhurst Thomas 27
Goodwin Peter 25
Hunt William 19
Hobson Thomas 22
Kelso William 27
John 16
Kilburn Thomas 12
George 15
Joseph 17
James 19
Knott Samuel 24
Lancaster John 16
Mallert Charles 25
Morris William 13
Perry John 24
Smalley Richard 23
Slater William 23
Sutherland Alexander 23
Stafford Samuel 21
Stevenson James 19
Tipping John 27
Tonge James 19
Thornley Thomas 21
Winstanley William 30
Single Women
Annis Isabella 19
Bower Edna 25
Bamford Elizabeth 17
Cahill Ann 19
Coburn Frances M 17
Cummings Elizabeth 20
Corry Mary 23
Collinge Ann 20
Farrell Elizabeth E 18
Fletcher Alice 21
Faulkner Sarah Ann 18
Flinn Mary 27
Hart Catherine 23
Kearns Mary Ann 20
Pennington Mary 18
Ryan Bridget 24
Robinson Ellen 18
Wilkes Louisa 19
                                             

MORRIS family:
Richard and Jane (née WELLS) MORRIS were from Warrington, Lancashire, and arrived in Lyttelton with their 3 chidren, William, Henry and Alice. Richard was a labourer in Warrington, and had served with British Imperial Force in Crimean War. For a few years Richard worked as a sawmillhand, labourer and rates collector in Oxford, Canterbury then in 1878 they moved to Invercargill, Southland. Richard and Alice are both buried at St John's Cemetery, Invercargill. Son William stayed in Oxford and married there. Henry, a bushman in Invercargill, married there
and was well known for his tight-rope walking. Daughter Alice married George Thomas HARRIS, a Builder & carpenter in Waikiwi, Southland. Both are buried in St Johns Cemetery, Invercargill. If you have any connection with this family or wish to share information please contact Joanna Broad

                                             

TAYLOR family:
Richard and Ann Taylor came from
Manchester. They were married in Ashton Under Lyne on 2nd June 1852. Richard was a cotton spinner, and the son of Richard Taylor and Anna (nee Thompson.) Ann’s parents were James and Mary Shaw. Also on board The British Crown were Ann’s sister Sarah Whitehead, and her family. Both families settled in Kaiapoi and remained close. The Taylor’s had a further two children born in NZ, Maria (1864) and Henry Shaw Taylor (1866.) Richard died of TB, aged 47, in 1876 and was buried in the Kaiapoi Church of England cemetery. Ann died and was buried in Halcombe, Rangitikei in 1898. Richard and Ann Taylor were my g-g-grandparents. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Gael McEwing.

                                             

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