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Egmont
Ship: 767 tons
Captain: Gibson
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Harper
Sailed London September 11th 1856 - arrived Lyttelton December 23rd 1856

The full rigged ship Egmont, a vessel of 688 tons (?) was an exception to most of the vessels sent out by Willia Gann, Co. She was for her size, a fairly speedy ship and on all occasions made good average runs to Auckland and Dunedin. When the Egmont arrived in Lyttleton in 1856 she brought out as passengers Bishop Harper, with Mrs Harper and family (6), and the Rev. G H Eyre and family (7), and 118 (?) immigrants.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

We would like to thank Michele Cook for her assistance in compiling this list.

Arrival of the Egmont

Name Age Comments
Cabin Passengers
Andrews Miss
Cholmondeley Thomas
Clark Mr C
Cook Mr B W D
De Renzy Mr W
De Renzy Miss
Eyre Reverend George H
Frances
Frances
Ellen
Five children
Constance Egmont Born on board 03/12/1856 at 1:15am
Greness Mr F
Harman Mr R J S
Mrs
Harper Reverend Henry John Chitty 52 First Anglican Bishop of Christchurch
Emily Weddell
Henry William
Ellen Shephard 22
Gerald Samuel 11
Janet 10
Walter 7
Rosa
Mary Anne
Emily Weddell
Sarah
Haywood Mr
Mrs
Lock Mr G F
Lough Miss Lucy
Sprot Mr M
Strong Mr H
Tomlinson Mr J
Torlesse Miss Priscilla
Steerage Passengers
Archer E
Archer H
Barret T
Bogis Marianne
Brown T
Button R
Cuddon W
Forsyth Jane
Hilyard C
Lynch W H
Mollison Mr A
Mrs
Daughter
Mullroy E
Oswald R
Penlington W
Piercy George 20
Piercy D
Rankin D
Assisted Steerage Passengers
Alexander George 22
Mary Anne 22
Mary Anne Infant
Allchin Henry 30 Passage paid by Dr Harper
Eliza 30
Barford James 16
Beckett Edmund 28 Family also booked to travel on Joseph Fletcher
Catherine 28
Catherine 7
Mary 4
Richard 1
Beech William 22
Blewitt Arthur 20
Borgfeld John 26
Bowtell Hester 19
Breckwoldt Albert 22
Brenck Adolph 26
Burns John 27
Burns Ann 22
Cole Arthur 21
Cole Charlotte 21
Cole Jessy 16
Cotton Margaret 43
Marianne 14
Margaret 13
James 10
John 8
William 5
Edward 3
Deal Jeffrey 46
Eliza 45
Caroline 19
Diana 17
Jeremiah 11
Harriet 7
Ellen 5
Jane 2
Deal James 34
Harriet 29
Charles 9
Eliza 6
Deal William 36
William 2
Duffell Richard 38
Mary 37
Sarah 11
Edward 7
Harriet 4
Clara Infant Crossed out on list
Gibbs George 44
Mary 41
Sarah 21
Hessey 17
Esther 15
William 13
Mary 11
Arthur 9
Henry 4
Hadler Christian 26
Head William 34
Elizabeth 31
Thomas 14
Holmes Ellen 19
Knapp George 20
Manning William 48
John 17
Samuel 15
Ursula 11
Eliza 10
Manning Henry 19
Almada 22
William Infant
McDonald Catherine 33
Merson George 31
Ellen 27
Ellen 1
Merton Charles 34
Charlotte 35
Charles John 7
Charlotte 5
Emmeline 3
Henry Infant
Merton James
Merton Susan
Merton Samuel 19 Crossed out on list
Pengelly William 29 Faint line drawn through Father & Mother
Eliza 24
Mary Ann Infant Mary Anne Pengelly died October 29th 1856 (Surgeons comment)
Prebble George 34
Mary Anne 33 Died on board - October 29th 1856
May 6
Marianne 4
Charles 1
Rose Wilhelm 24
Ruff John 35
Catherine 32
James Henry 16
Simmons Fanny 28
Smith James 58
Jean 19
Swann Elizabeth 30
Warden George 40
Alison 39
Christina 20
Jane 17
Alison 15
Elizabeth 5
George 7
Robert 1
Wheeler William 24
Isabella 25 Died on board - October 30th 1856
John Infant
Wheeler Emma 26
Wilkinson Sarah 45
Wilkinson Mary 21
Wilson George 16
Wilson Susan 18
Wilson Alexander 33
Catherine 35
Elizabeth 8
Thomas 6
Charles 4
Alexander 1
Winney John S 24 NB John S Winney has agreed the promissory notes both for himself & his brothers
Amy 25
Winney Henry 27
Sarah 30
Charles 4
Caroline 2
Amy Infant
Winney Daniel 19 Promissory note signed by John Winney
                     

George PIERCY:
George Piercy, Born 1835, died 1896. Married my Great Aunt Sarah Flint on the 2/4/1861, they had nine children. George and Sarah owned a grocer shop. George took over Gould & Miles business on the west side of Colombo St Christchurch, in 1865. He played cricket for the Albion Cricket Club in 1860. George also acted as a Judge for the Christchurch Show in 1873. He was a judge for wine, ales and spirits. If you have any information regarding George and my Great Aunt I would appreciate hearing from you. Email – chelcook@paradise.net.nz

                     

Copyright Denise & Peter 2000 - 2008

References:
Archives New Zealand IMCH4/6
Lyttelton Times  December 24th 1856