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Ship: 900 Tons
Captain: Charlton
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London 25th January 1868 - arrived Lyttelton May 2nd 1868

Having left London on January 25th, Gainsborough encountered a strong gale and was compelled to put into Plymouth, which she left on 8th February. From the 10th April to end of voyage heavy gales were experienced. On the voyage out the ship in one instance covered 300 miles in 24 hours. Gainsborough brought out 96 government immigrants.

Commissioners Report for Gainsborough

Name Age County Occupation
Families and Children
Anderson William 24 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Margaret 18
Chapman Thomas 51 Sussex
Ann 47
Alice L 8
Edwin 2
Hunter Arthur 28 Shetland Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 22
Joames Richard F 38 Cornwall Blacksmith
Mary 38
Matilda 3
Mary W Infant
Nisbet John William 41 Middlesex Sawyer
Harriet N J 26
Pitt Walter 22 Sussex Upholsterer
Sarah 20
Alice Infant
Pountley Charles 36 Middlesex Storekeeper
Charlotte 34
Louisa F 7
Charles J 6
Edwin F 4
Edward 2
George Infant
Single Men
Chapman Alberet 16 Sussex Upholsterer
Crowe Edmond 21 Galway Farm Labourer
Hyde Thomas 20 Huntingdon Coachsmith
Charles 16 Huntingdon
McDowell John 19 Cavan Farm Labourer
Thomas 16 Cavan Farm Labourer
William 14 cavan
Nisbet John B 15 Middlesex Labourer
Read William 19 Norfolk Labourer
Scott James 21 Stirling Labourer
Stone Frederick 19 Stafford Domestic Servant
Thomson Robert 19 Shetland Farm labourer
Vaughan Michael 22 Clare Farm Labourer
Single Women
Armstrong Catherine 20 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Barnes Henrietta 19 Domestic Servant
Chapman Rebecca 25 Sussex Cook
Chapman Emily 21 Sussex Housemaid
Cousins Catherine 20 Notts Domestic Servant
Creighton Kate 23 Dublin Domestic Servant
Ellis Kate 30 Sussex Domestic Servant
Feeny Honoria 25 Galway Domestic Servant
Feeny Mary 20 Galway Domestic Servant
Fuller Annie 21 Surrey Domestic Servant
Gallagher Mary 24 Mayo Domestic Servant
Margaret 18 Mayo Domestic Servant
Garnett Florence E 18 Essex Domestic Servant
George Helen 20 Surrey Domestic Servant
Gilbert Mary 24 Antrim Domestic Servant
Haufmann Jenny 20 Prussia Domestic Servant
Hawke Mary R 20 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Hogg Emma 24 Devonshire Domestic Servant
Howe Lucy E 23 Cambridge Domestic Servant
Hyde Rachel 42 Hunts
Maria 18 Hunts Domestic Servant
William 10
Kearnay Margaret 20 Mayo Domestic Servant
Kelly Matilda 30 Cavan Matron to Ship
Kennedy Mary 27 Tipperary Domestic Servant
Laws Fanny M 23 Norfolk Domestic Servant
Little Anne 29 Lincoln Domestic Servant
Lopez Matilda 18 Middlesex Domestic Servant
MacKay Catherine 25 Sutherland Domestic Servant
MacDonald Jane 29 Dunfries Cook
Mahoney Bridget 20 Galway Governess
Matthews Jane 24 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Mayer Susan J 16 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Maynard Louisa E 19 Essex Domestic Servant
Medwell Agnes 25 Lincoln Domestic Servant
Mills Mary J 20 Monaghan Cook
Moffet Eliza 18 Down Domestic Servant
Nickson Annie 23 Middlesex Cook
O'Hara Catherine 28 Leitrim Domestic Servant
Oxspring Annise 27 Surrey Domestic Servant
Page Ann 28 Fife
Potosky Annie 21 Poland Domestic Servant
Prior Mary Ann 25 Essex Domestic Servant
Richards Jane 27 Montgomery Dairy Maid
Rowe Elizabeth 29 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Shearsby Annie 23 Warwick Domestic Servant
Stone Elizabeth 35 Stafford Milliner
Vaughan Mary 20 Clare Domestic Servant
Wells Ann 28 Kent Domestic Servant
Wells Elizabeth 30 Londonderry Domestic Servant
Williams Elizabeth 27 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Colonial Nominated
Corboy Judith 23 Tipperary Domestic Servant
Corboy Mary 18 Dairy Maid

HUNTER family:
Arthur and Elizabeth Hunter left the Shetlands because they had been evicted from their farm by the Scottish family called the Lairds, who effectively controlled the island at that time, who planned to convert the it into a mutton farm. The Hunters went to London and decided to migrate to one of the colonies. As they had heard news of the gold strikes in New Zealand they decided to go there. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Stephen Horner

Copyright Denise and Peter 1999, 2000, 2001

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