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Cresswell
Barque: 700 tons
Captain: William C Barnett
Surgeon Superintendent:
Dr George Williams
Sailed London June 25th 1856 - arrived Nelson October 6th 1856

Our sincere thanks to Catherine Anderson for providing this list.

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Atmore Edward
Cory Captain Henry
Miss
Fox David
Ladd George
Pratt James
Harriett
John
Scaiff Mr A W
Mrs Mary Ann
Mrs Eliza
Williams Dr George Surgeon on board
Miss
Wincarls Ellen
Steerage Passengers
Abbott Henry
Mrs
Child
Andrews Thomas
Eliza
Best T
T
Booker William
Mrs
7 children
Boucher Mrs Catherine
Mary
Child
Bridge James
Mrs
2 children
Brooks Miss Mary Ann
Bunn Mrs Elizabeth
Maria
Sarah
Zacharia
2 children
Cox Alfred
Mrs
Dalkie William
Mrs
2 children
Driscoll Daniel
Mrs
Miss
Driscoll Thomas
Engmon Henry
Mrs
Garner Harry
Mrs
Goodman Robert
Harvey Mrs
Harvey William
Mrs
4 children
Harvey George
Mrs
2 children
Hilborne John
Holmes Thomas
Hortin Thomas
Mrs
Jaffray Anabella
Elizabeth
Lakin Francis
Eliza
McLaren Gilbert
Mrs
Maxted R
May William 25 Surrey
Elizabeth Jane 21
Mealing Miss Priscilla
Nalder Charles
Eliza
4 children
Newton Thomas
Miss
Palmer George
Mary
Robert
2 children
Parkin George
Purdy Charles
Simpson John
Mrs
Child
Stewart Daniel 41 Perth Rabbit Catcher
Catherine 41
Elizabeth (Betsy)
James
Margaret
Catherine
Jessie
William Robertson
Campbell Colquhoun
Sullivan Miss Margaret
Sutherland William
Taylor Thomas
Thompson Miss Susan
Walking James
Joshua
Ward Mr
Mrs
4 children
Watts George
Henry
West Joseph
Witty George
Yarrall Thomas
Mrs
4 children
Young William
Elizabeth

                                                                 

STEWART family:
Daniel Stewart was born in 1815 at Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. He was married in 1839 at Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine McDairmid who was born 1815 at Killen, Perthshire, Scotland. They came to Nelson, NZ in 1856 on board the "Cresswell" along with their 7 children; Elizabeth [Betsy]. James, Margaret, Catherine, Jessie, William Robertson & Campbell Colquhoun. They settled in what was called "The Wood" area, and is still referred to that to this day in time. Daniel’s occupations over the years varied, but the main one was as a Rabbit catcher, one that he was also employed at in Scotland. Daniel & Catherine died within a short time of each other - Catherine in February 1894 and Daniel in July 1894. They are both buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Catherine Anderson.
MAY family:
William May was born in 1831 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England. He married Elizabeth Jane Winter who was born 1835 in the same place as her husband. They arrived on the "Cresswell" to Nelson NZ in 1856 and went on to have 7 children; Elizabeth Jane (born 1858), Millison Shaw (born 1860), William James (born 1862), Mary Ann [Emma] Ellen (born 1864), Ellen (born1869) and George (born 1871). Little is known of this families life in NZ as the parents died very young, William in 1873 at the age of 42 and Elizabeth Jane in a Lunatic Asylum in 1875 at the age of 40. Apart from the eldest daughter, the rest of the family were put in an Orphanage in Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand. A short life for the parents in a new land. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Catherine Anderson.

Copyright Denise & Peter 2002 - 2003

Reference:
The Nelson Examiner 8th & 15th October 1856
Nelson Province Votes and Proceedings 1857