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Sailed London 1st March 1859 - arrived Lyttelton 11 July 1859

Arrival of the Cameo

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Attiwell George 28 Leicester Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 27
Joseph 8
Sarah 6
John 4
L ? 1
Ayres James 25 Middlesex Bricklayer
Charlotte 23
Bergin Thomas 32 Leicester Labourer
Hepseba ? 28
Jane 9
William 6
Thomas 4
Bornard Richard William 45 Surrey Gardener
Rebecca 28
Henrietta Jane 6
Hester Eliza 4
Richard 2
William 8 mths
Boyd Robert 25 Forfar Agricultural Labourer
Elspeth 25
Cook Patrick 32 Westmeath Labourer
Mary 28
Crone Jerome 23 Ireland Farm Labourer
Mary Charlotte 21
Davis Nathaniel 27 Glostershire Labourer
Charlotte 24
David 1
Duncan John E. 29 Forfar Shepherd
Euphemia Amelia 29
John 6
Eaton James 27 Huntingdon Gardener
Harriet 28
Fleming James 25 Lanark Joiner
Ellen 23
Hadopa ? female 6 mths
Fletcher Frederick 24 Oxfordshire Agricultural Labourer
Martha 19
Goswell John 33 Berkshire Carpenter
Diana 30
Sophia 4
George 8 mths
Griffiths Evan 32 Montgomery Farm Labourer
Harriet 35
Elizabeth Argyle 1
Hamilton Alexander 36 Lanark Blacksmith
Ann 33
Thomas 17 Trans to s/m
Agnes 8
Jane (Jean) 4
Marion Hill 2
Hardy William Henry 24 Down Agricultural Labourer
Charlotte 20
Harrington Denis 48 Cork General Labourer
Bridget 28
Hawlins Thomas 32 Middlesex Wheelwright
Mary Anne 29
Heath John William 40 Middlesex Groom
Eliza Susannah 28
William John 2
Eliza Susan 7 mths
Hewstone Henry James 24 Middlesex General Labourer
Sarah 22
Hibbert William 28 Cheshire Farm Labourer
Ellen 27
Jackson William 23 Yorkshire Farm Servant
Hannah 24
Catherine 10 mths
King Charles 32 Middlesex Labourer
Ann 37
Charles 8
Richard 7
Frederick 4
Thomas 2
Knowles John 21 Kent Farm Labourer
Mary 20
Knowles William 28 Kent Labourer
Ellen 25
Eliza 6
Lane Thomas Philip 24 Kent Labourer
Ann 23
McIntosh Charles 41 Forfar Shepherd
Mary 38
Janet 5
Ann 3
Margaret 1
Barbara 10 Niece
Nicholas Gregory 48 Cornwall Agricultural Labourer
Unreadable 48
Richard 20 Trans to s/m
Gregory 18 Trans to s/m
John 16 Trans to s/m
Ruth 14 Trans to s/w
Henrietta 12 Trans to s/w
Thomas Dennis 10
Unreadable 7
Joseph Aaron 2
Parks William 34 Lincolnshire Labourer
Ann 34
Pateman Edward 28 Kent Farmer
Mary 29
Matilda Infant
Pearse William Chambers 24 Glostershire Shipwright
Susan Jane 21
Thomas Alexander 4
William Gibbs 2
Phillips John 35 Down Shepherd
Margaret 35
Agnes 14 Trans to s/w
Margaret 10
John 8
Robert 6
Jane 4
Pyne Daniel 34 Kent Cordwainer
Kate 34
Horace Daniel 2
Reid William 42 Antrim Shepherd
Elizabeth 40
Agnes 20 Trans to s/w
Jessie 18 Trans to s/w
Eliza 16 Trans to s/w
James 10
Robert 7
Savage Richard 22 Kent Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 25
Richard 1
Sims John 40 Middlesex Bootmaker
Mary 38
Sarah 17 Trans to s/w
Thomas 13 Trans to s/m
Ann 9
Elizabeth 7
John 3
Eleanor 1
Smith Richard 31 Derbyshire Plumber
Jane 33
Snelling Thomas 30 Surrey Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 22
Stronger William 27 Staffordshire Agricultural Labourer
Caroline 24
Thomas 3
John William 1
Summerton Thomas 30 Warwick Agricultural Labourer
Mary 38
Thomas 12 Trans to s/m
Mary 10
Emanuel 7
Matilda 3
George 1
Thompson John William 33 Forfar Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth Watson 29
James 11
Margaret 9
William Watson 8
Ebenezer Hort 3
Thornton James 23 Dumfries Shepherd
Ellen Ann 23
Vanstone Francis 23 Devonport Sawyer
Susanna 21
Walker Alexander 23 Fifeshire Shepherd
Margaret 22
Webster James 25 Forfar Agricultural Labourer
Catherine 27
Margaret 22 Trans to s/w Sister to James
White James 41 Middlesex Schoolmaster
Lucy 41 MATRON
Lucy Elizabeth 17 Trans to s/w
Ann 15 Trans to s/w
John James 14 Trans to s/m
Thomas Winsbury 12 Trans to s/m
William 10
Sophia Letitia 7
Emily 3
Whyte Robert 28 Lanark Mason
Grace 22
James 7 mths
Woolhouse George 29 Lancaster Joiner
Sarah 28
Marion 5
George 3
Fredercik 1
Young Henry 40 Norfolk Gardener
Mary 40
Frederick 8
Young William 28 Forfar Farm Labourer
Mary 2
Single Men
Alexander William 23 Lanark Carpenter
Alexander Charles 25 Forfar Shepherd
Armstrong Joseph 26 Monahan Gardener
Barker George 19 England Shepherd
Bruce Thomas 19 Forfar Shepherd
Campbell James 19 Forfar Shepherd
Clark Thomas 28 Suffolk Agricultural Labourer
Davison David Henry 18 Kent
Gamman Samuel John 25 Kent Sawyer
Gillespie John 23 Armagh Agricultural Labourer
Gloyce ? John 21 Devon Agricultural Labourer
Hamilton John 20 Middlesex Carpenter
Hamilton Thomas 20 Kent Labourer
Hamilton Thomas 17 Lanark Blacksmith
Hill Charles 27 Kent Labourer
Isley James 23 Berkshire Tailor
Jones David 23 Huntingdon Gardener
Keay Robert 22 Fife Agricultural Labourer
Kilgour George 24 Forfar Ploughman
Knight James 26 Kent Joiner
Low George 21 Perth Farm Labourer
Magson John 23 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Matthews Richard Henry 21 Tipperary Farm Labourer
McCormick John 11 Down
McKeown Robert 36 Antrim Farm Labourer
Miller William 27 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Mitchell David 23 Forfar Farm Labourer
Morrison James 19 Forfar Farm Labourer
Nicholas Richard 20 Cornwall Agricultural Labourer
Gregory 18 Cornwall Agricultural Labourer
John 16 Cornwall Agricultural Labourer
Oswald Charles Edward 37 Middlesex Carpenter
John 8
Park Thomas 21 Forfar Farm Labourer
Pennycook William 22 Forfar Shepherd
Parker James 22 Forfar Farm Labourer
Perrett Henry 30 Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer
Pfluger John George 23 Wirtemberg Baker
Rennie James 20 Perth Ploughman
Robinson Charles 20 Tipperary Farm Servant
Ross William 22 Forfar Shepherd
Shay Timothy 30 Westmeath Farm Labourer
Stewart Joseph 35 Forfar Agricultural Labourer
Sims Thomas 13 Middlesex Labourer
Summerton Thomas 12 Warwick Farm Labourer
Thomas David 38 Middlesex Labourer
Waddell Alexander 20 Forfar Shepherd
Watson Alexander 29 Forfar Ploughman
White Peter 22 Lanark Labourer
White John 14 Middlesex Clerk
Thomas 12 Middlesex Clerk
Young John 23 Fife Ploughman
Single Women
Attiwell Harriet 20 Leicester Servant
Clark Mary 24 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Cook Elizabeth 22 Birmingham Domestic Servant
Sarah 20 Birmingham Domestic Servant
Mary Ann 14 Birmingham Domestic Servant
Gray Elizabeth 20 Middlesex Nursery Governess
Griffiths Elizabeth 25 Montgomeryshire Domestic Servant
Henderson Ann 20 Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Louchnier ? Melleney ? 17 Middlesex Seamstress
Lukman Mary Ann 38 London Cook
Mackenzie Louisa 16 Glasgow Domestic Servant
McCormick Eliza Jane 18 Down Domestic Servant
Moulder Sarah 17 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Nicholas Ruth 14 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Henrietta 12 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Owen Martha 18 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Patemaster Eliza Matilda 15 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Phillips Agnes 14 Down Domestic Servant
Reid Agnes 20 Antrim Domestic Servant
Jessie 18 Antrim Domestic Servant
Eliza 16 Antrim Domestic Servant
Shepherd Sarah 21 Somerset Needlewomen
Sims Sarah 17 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Wade Louisa 17 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Webster Margaret 22 Forfar Dairymaid
West Mary 22 Middlesex Milliner
White Lucy Elizabeth 17 Middlesex Milliner
Ann 15 Middlesex Dressmaker
Wilkins Sarah Elizabeth 38 Middlesex Domestic Servant

HAMILTON family:
Alexander Hamilton was born in Lanark, Scotland c 1821. He married Annie MCGUIRE (born 1825) on June 13th 1841 at Glasgow, Scotland.  Alexander died on January 18th 1863, not long after arriving in New Zealand whilst Annie died on December 3rd 1884.  Their Children were Thomas Morton (born 1841, married October 14th 1865 at Christchurch to Susannah Jane LODGE - also known as MACE or WORT), Rosina (born 1844, married 1863 to James MCBREARTY at Glasgow, Scotland), Agnes (born 1852, married 1874 at Christchurch to Robert HARPER),  Jane (Jean) (born 1854, married 1873 at Christchurch to Joseph SADLER), Marion Hill (born 1856, married - probably at Christchurch - 1876 to William CREED, Margaret (born 1859) and Catherine - Kate (born 1860, married 1881 at Christchurch to George GEE). If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Sarndra or visit her website at


MCINTOSH family:
Charles McIntosh was born in Kirkmichael, Perth, Scotland on June 16 1817. Mary McDougall was born in Blairgowrie, Forfar, Scotland on May 17 1820. Charles and Mary married at Inverkeilor, Angus, Scotland on November 26 1852. Three daughters Janet, Ann, and Margaret were born in Scotland. They were accompanied by Barbara McIntosh, who was described as a niece, but may have been cousin. A fouth daughter, Martha, was born at Dunedin in 1863. The McIntosh family settled at Mornington. Charles McIntosh died 29 April 1898, Mary
McIntosh died  29 October 1902. They are both buried at the Southern Cemetery in Dunedin. Their daughter Ann (Annie McDougall McIntosh) married John Rose in Mornington, Otago on 20 May 1884. I have a lot more information on this family  so if you have a connection
or would like to know more please contact Catherine Shaw


John MAGSON (1835-1917):
John was born in Swinton in Yorkshire, England. After emigrating to New Zealand he spent a considerable portion of his life in the Craigieburn area before moving to the Ashburton County where he became a county councillor 1884 - 1887. John purchased his 10 acre property including a house in West Belt, Rakaia in 1894 for 200. from Alfred Blackburn, who was the Station Master. John arrived in New  Zealand in 1859, and was followed by his younger brother Robert who sailed for New Zealand in 1864, arrived 4 January 1865, at age twenty-three as an assisted immigrant on the ship 'Eastern Empire'. Their sister Ann, who lived her life unmarried, also sailed for New Zealand in 1889 after their parents death.   Descendants of Robert still live in the Rakaia/Ashburton area.   John died of a gallstone attack and is interred at the Rakaia Cemetery. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Rae Magson.


John KNOWLES and family:
John Knowles was born Abt. 1839 in Kent, England; he died 16 November 1916 in Matarawa, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. He and his older brother, William (below), both emigrated on board the Cameo. He married Mary Crayford 25 December 1858 in Maidstone, Kent, England. She was born Bef. 2 August 1840 in East Farleigh (Maidstone), Kent, England, and died 15 October 1908 in Matarawa, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Thomas Goward Crayfourd and Mary Tree. Both John & Mary are buried at Greytown Cemetery, Wairarapa, New Zealand. John was a farmer. John & Mary had the following children: John Thomas, William Friend, James Dean, Frances Elizabeth, Herbert Henry, Albert Edward, Ada Alice, Earnest George, Walter John, and Mary Ellen Edith. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Gary & Brenda Andreson.


William KNOWLES and family:
William and John (above) KNOWLES's were brothers, both sons of James Knowles. William Knowles was John's older brother, born about 1833; he died on 22 December 1865, run over by a train. His wife, Ellen, died on 25 December 1861.  We don't know what became of their daughter, Eliza. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Gary & Brenda Andreson.


Richard SAVAGE and family:
Richard Savage was born Abt. 1837 in England; he died 13 November 1894 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was the son of William Savage. He married Elizabeth Crayford Abt. 1858. She was born Bef. 7 December 1834 in East Farleigh (Maidstone), Kent, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Goward Crayfourd and Mary Tree. She was the older sister of John Knowles' wife, Mary. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Gary & Brenda Andreson.


WHITE family:
James White was born in London 22 February 1817. He married Lucy WINSBURY 11 February 1841. He was a missionary and teacher; his diary for the years 1854-1855 is held in Alex. Turnbull Library.  On the voyage out, he acted as Schoolmaster and his wife Lucy as Matron in charge of the single women. There was apparently some disorder and lack of discipline on board, and an enquiry was held at Lyttelton. The report of the Inquiry blamed the Whites for the trouble, but they were given no opportunity to rebutt the complaints made. They immediately left Christchurch for Marlborough, where James White was appointed the first headmaster of the Beaver School, 1859; he also served as a layreader for the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wairau Valley. He died Blenheim 5 July 1907 aged 90, and was buried in the Wairau Valley Cemetery. His wife Lucy died 5 May 1898. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Nancy McLaughlin. Nancy says that she has much more information & would welcome inquiries.


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