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SS British King
Steamship: 1250 tons
Captain: Kelly
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Plymouth November 5th 1883 - arrived Wellington (via CGH) December 22nd 1883

Arrival of the British King

Name Age County Ocupation
Saloon Passengers
Jollie Mr
Mrs
6 children
Thatcher Mr F G
Tolhurst Mr A
33 passengers for other ports. To be added as we locate them.
Second Cabin Passengers
Davies Mr E
Duddy Mr A H
Mrs
Mason Mrs
5 children
Porks Miss E S
Miss E A
Walton Miss M
33 passengers for other ports. To be added as we locate them.
Paid Steerage Passengers
Jackson Mr W H
Mrs
4 passengers for other ports. To be added as we locate them.
Assisted Passengers
Families & Children
Barkwith James
Mary
Annie
Elizabeth
Sarah
Margaret
Baker James
Jessie
Florence
Beatrice
Lillian
Bennett William
Emma
George
Mary
John
Brennan Denise
Kate
Denis
Burton Robert
Maria
Alfred
John
Ruth
Mary
Carmichael James
Elizabeth
Martha
Alexander
Joseph
Carmichael Smyth
Thomas
Nancy
Mary
Rosanna
Darrall William
Elizabeth
Lucy
Benjamin
Harry
William
Dunstall Harry
Elsie
Robert
Walter
Excell Thomas
Jane
Mary Ann
Farrington James
Ellen
Harry
Higinbotham George
Louisa
Charles
Frances
Martha
George
Kinross Thomas
Agnes
Violet
Larsen Christian
Karen
Karl
Luke William
Ellen
Menzies John
Margaret
Margaret
McLean John
Margaret
Elizabeth
Thomas
McKay Donald
Margaret
John
Christina
Miller Thomas
Christina
Agnes
Powell Thomas
Annie
Rose
Thomas
Lizzie
Saunders George
Charlotte
Richard
Scott John
Mary
Sloane Nicholas
Betsy
Charles
Peter
James
Ada
Tong Harry
Emily
Alice
Ellen
Ernest
Woodger Thomas
Ellen
Thomas
Wyatt Joseph
Margaret
Single Men
Baker Alfred
Frank
Barrett John
Barry Michael
Birch Samuel
Bowser George
Cahill John
Mary
Clarke James
Peter
James
Cole Frederick
Coleman Patrick
Frank
Darmody James
Eames William
Faraday Richard
Galvin John
Helliwell Joseph
Hughes Daniel
Inglis John
James Albert
Kelly Denise
Lawrenson Thomas
Lukies William
Lupane Michael
Marsh Edward
Menzies James
Robert
McDougall Allan
McLean Archibald
Millard William
Mitchell Lambert
O'Donoghue Alexander
Betty
Dan
Poole Charles
Potter Walter
Roberts Thomas
Taylor Thomas
Thain Charles
Watty Edward
Anthony
Honor
Mary
Honor
Bessie
Wilson William
James
Wyatt Thomas
Single Women
Arrol Elizabeth
Bowen Ada
Brand Kate
Cairns Alice
Campbell Agnes
Chalmers Sarah
Copeland Mary
Currie Annie
Darrall Eliza
Mary
Davis Maynard
Dawkins Minnie
Donnelly Rose
Duffy Mary
Dalton Elizabeth
East Maria
Evans Jane
Fisher Maggie
Glancey Mary
Gerrard Ellen
Gerrie Hannah
Green Bella
Kate
Halpin Catherine
Harvey Mary
Hogan Kete
Hope Margaret
Horne Bessie
Houlihan Ellen
Hurley Kate
Jamieson Margaret
James
Barbara
Jameson Mary
Johnston Annie
Jones Louisa
Fanny
Keir Christina
Keely Lizzie
Kennedy Bridget
Mary
Kirk Kate
Ladbury Hannah
Margaret
Leavesly Alice
May Elizabeth
Mayes Eliza
Menzies Agnes
Mary
McLoughlin Sarah
Margaret
Moriarty Bridget
McNamara Mary
Murray Mary
McCarthy Hannah
Oakford Jane
O'Leary Julia
Picker Charlotte
Saunders Margaret
Martha
Smith Sarah
Spittle Selina
Welsh Jane
Wilson Lizzie
Woods Eliza
                   
DARRALL Family:
William DARRALL, born in 1846, was raised by his grandparents in Holywell Lane, Dawley, Shropshire, after the death of his father in 1847. In 1883 William now married to Elizabeth (nee MARTIN) whose parents also lived in the same lane, together with six children, Eliza, Mary, Lucy, Benjamin, Harry and William left England on the S.S. British King for the voyage to New Zealand where they arrived three days before Christmas. The family lived in Mitcheltown, a suburb of Wellington where the four younger children attended Mount Cook School. Eliza married Harry Octavins FOWLES of Fielding in 1889 (they lived at Fielding and Masterton). Mary married Jesse HARLEN of Wellington in 1887 (they lived at Wellington). Lucy drowned in 1888 at Wellington. Benjamin married Margaret Edith MENZIES in 1906 (they lived at Wellington). Harry married Beatrice Evelyn DUNCAN (they lived at Wellington. Levin and Hamilton). William married Florence HANDCOCK (they lived at Stratford and Morrinsville). If you have any connection with this family or are interested in knowing more please contact
Paul DARRALL

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001, 2002

Reference:
Evening Post December 12th 1883

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