Ship: 329 tons
Captain: Henry Oakley
Surgeon Superintendent: Richard Lucas Vance
Sailed Plymouth 3rd September 1842 - arrived Wellington January 4th 1843
New Plymouth 20th January 1843
|Davey||Samuel Lane||22||Agricultural Labourer|
|3||Name struck out. Note on passenger list Dead|
|Delaney||Millicent||39||Sempstress||Widow - mother to Maria O'Dell|
|James Essex||Born on Board|
|James||Samuel Johns||22||Agricultural Labourer|
|Daughter||Born on board|
|Elizabeth Jane||9 months|
Samuel Johns James and his wife Sarah (Nee Soady) arrived in NewPlymouth aboard the Essex, with no children. I only know the name of one child , Emily who was born in New Plymouth on the 20th of August 1856. At the time Samuels death in 1893 he is listed as having seven surviving children, but I have not researched these as yet. Samuel Johns James was born in Devonport (The port area of Plymouth), about 1817, according to his death certificate. He started out in New Plymouth as an agricultural Labourer, but later had his own farm. I am descended from Emily, who went on to marry William Allen whose parents arrived in New Plymouth on the Amelia Thompson in 1841. Please feel to contact me if you think you may be related firstname.lastname@example.org
|John OLD & Mary Jane KNUCKEY
I am researching my family and have traced a number of people, but an interesting pair are John Old and Mary Jane Knuckey, who met on board the Essex in September 1842, he 20 and she 13, they got married eighteen months later on 15 feb 1845, having 14 children between 1846 & 1875. If you have a connection with this family or would like to learn more please contact John Butt.
Mary and John Rogers arrived in New Plymouth on the Essex on 20th Jan, 1843 with their eight children from Crowan, Cornwall. Four more children were born in N.Z. John died 26th Sept 1853 aged 50 years, cause of death - decline (tuberculosis). Mary moved to a farmlet on Barrett Rd and took in a boarder, Joseph Cassidy. On 15th Sept 1854 Mary returned to the house from milking and was stabbed by Cassidy. She ran outside but he followed and continued to stab her. Although help was soon on the scene she died from her wounds. Cassidy was sent to trial in Auckland, convicted of her murder and sentenced to be "hanged by the neck until he be dead". He died in jail of natural causes. Among the descendents of John and Mary Rogers are the Stanford and Jones families of Taranaki and the Bellamy family of Ruawai.
Samuel Lane Davey & his wife Mary Riddle came to NZ from Redruth in Cornwall. Samuel was born abt 1818, the son of Ambrose Davey & Ann Lean. He died 14 Mar 1904. Mary Riddle was born bef 19 Oct 1817, the daughter of George Riddle & Mary Davey. She died 29 Apr 1888. Samuel & Mary had at least 10 children. Some of the children were George, Elizabeth, William Thomas Riddle, Samuel, Clark, & Constance. Constance, born 10 Oct 1856, in Mangarei, New Plymouth, married John Harris in 1877 in Palmerston North. If you have a connection with this family or would like to learn more please contact Gary & Breda Anderson
John and Grace (nee Williams) Harvey were another family from Redruth, Cornwall to arrive on the "Essex". They bought with them two of their surviving children - William born 1828 and John born 1836. On the voyage out Grace gave birth to another son, James Essex. John snr.was born about 1802 in Redruth, the son of James
and Grace (nee Honey). Grace Williams was born about 1800. They were married 21st. January 1827 at Redruth. After their arrival at New Plymouth, they lived at Omata and John died in 1850. Grace later remarried and became Mrs W. Jones. Their deaths are recorded in St. Marys church New Plymouth, so probably they were buried in the churchyard. The eldest son, William married Mary Parker who was born about 1832 in Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland. The couple were to have a large family 16 children including twins, one of whom died in infancy. Another son, George, drowned in the wreck of the "Ly-ee-Moon", off Green Cape, Australia in 1886. It would appear that William and Mary were blessed with around 66 grandchildren. If you have connections with this family or would like to know more, please email John Skinner.
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