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Helenslee
Ship: 790 tons
Captain: Brown
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Glasgow 10 September 1864 - arrived Auckland 23 December 1864

The Helenslee, a ship of 790 tons, was another of Shaw Savill's early ships which made several voyages to Auckland and Otago with immigrants. She never made any fast passages, but on her second visit to the colony [this voyage] she arrived at Auckland after a fairly good run of 100 days from Glasgow. This was he best work, the last voyage to Auckland occupying 145 days. On the passage out to Auckland in 1864 she had favourable winds almost from the start, but Captain Brown and the passengers had an anxious time when passing through icebergs on November 18, when in latitude 46deg 25min south, longitude 41deg 30min east. The bergs extended for several miles, and were from 80ft to 100ft high.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age Occupation Comments
Families and Children
Allan Alexander 23 Quarrier and Miner
Mary 23
Ellen 2
Alexander 3 mths
Bathgate Charles 40 Joiner
Barbara 40
Charles 2
Beith James Dykes 31 Cartright and Blacksmith
Margaret 30
William 10
Thomas 8
Mary Ann 2
Blair Joseph 43 Miner
Agnes 30
Barbara 15 Domestic Servant
Margret 7
Agnes 5
Jane 6 mths
Buchanan Alexander 34 Miner
Margaret 34
Archibald 14 Miner
Euphimia 8
Alexander 4
Burnett John 32 Miner
Hannah 25
Agnes 10
Campbell Alexander 36 Shepherd
Hannah 28
John 7
Ann 3
Alexander 6 mths
Campbell Hugh 32 Ploughman
Elizabeth 25
Campbell Arthur 31 Miner
Ellen 27
John 3
Francis 18 mths
Carnachan David 38 Labourer
Elizabeth 28
Fox Maule 7
Lauderdale 3
Catherine 1
Chisholm John 33 Shepherd
Susan 25
John 4 mths
Clark John 39 Farm Labourer
Margaret 24
Margaret 7 mths
Craig Alexander 33 Labourer
Isabella 31
John 13
Samuel 6
Alexander 1 mth
Craig Robert 28 Labourer
Mary 21
Crickett Samuel 44 Plumber
Mary 43
Mary 18 Domestic Servant
Margaret 15 Domestic Servant
Robert 13 Plumber
Agnes 12
Marion 10
Helen 6
Cunningham David 40 Labourer
Janet 38
William 16 Labourer
Mary 14 Domestic Servant
Robert 7
Margaret 4
Dean John 31 Boilermaker
Margaret 28
Margaret 3
William 1
Douglas William 27 Labourer
Rachel 25
Gall John 25 Shepherd
Euphemia 33
James 12
Janet 10
Grace 4
Adam 2
Gordon Thomas 39 Railway Labourer
Jane 39
Robert 15 Labourer
Douglas 12
Thomas 10
Samuel 6
Jane 2
Graham James 23 Labourer
Janet 24
Mary 18 mths
Hughes James 27 Blacksmith
Janet 27
Esther 19 Domestic Servant
Stewart 3
Janet 8 mths
Hunter William 25 Farm Servant
Mary 23
Andrew 3
Jackson Campbell 27 Labourer
Jane 26
Hugh 8 mths
Kelly James 30 Labourer
Elizabeth 27
James 5
Latta John 21 Plumber
Mary 23
Thomas 18 mths
Sophia 1 mth
Law Alexander 28 Bricklayer and Slater
Janet 24
Janet 3
Alexander 18 mths
Little Robert 21 Farm Labourer
Margaret 20
John 2 mths
Livingston William 22 Miner
Lilias 21
Lockie Alexander 34 Labourer
Ann 34
James 13 Labourer
Alexander 11
Ellen 6
Joseph 3
Low John 29 Labourer
Jane 27
Margaret 2
Luke William 27 Railway Labourer
Jane 20
Maxwell David 43 Labourer
Mary 42
Mary Ann 17 Domestic Servant
David 14 Tinsmith
Jane 13 Domestic Servant
Eliza 11
Alexander 9
Sarah 4
McFarlane Robert 21 Labourer
Sarah Ann 22
Sarah 4 mths
McGill John 38 Farm Servant
Lillias 37
John 19 Labourer
Archibald 17 Labourer
David 15 Labourer
Angus 13 Labourer
Gilbert 10
Thomas 5
Allan 3
Duncan 18 mths
McConnell James 33 Labourer
Mary 28
William 9
Margaret 2
Mary 3 mths
McGlynne William 42 Farm Labourer
Ellen 40
Margaret 12
Ellen 10
Elizabeth 7
Jane 4
McIntyre Peter 24 Ploughman
Elizabeth 22
McLean Neil 45 Farm Labourer
Rachel 45
John 24 Farm Servant
Flora 21 Domestic Servant
Isabella 15 Domestic Servant
Mary 12
Alexander 8
Marion 5
McLeod Norman 24 Farm Labourer
Ann 22
Christina 8
McNeish John 23 Ploughman
Esther 23
Elizabeth 18 mths
McPherson Peter 29 Ploughman
Ellen 28
Isabella 6
Thomas 18 mths
McPherson William 43 Farm Labourer
Mary 41
James 15 Labourer
William 13 Labourer
George 11
Mary 3
Mellis Alexander 28 Blacksmith
Magdaline 27
William 3
Alexander 1
Mitchell Thomas 30 Labourer
Elizabeth 28
Thomas 6
William 2
Muir Hugh 23 Brickmaker
Isabella 22
John 4
William 2
Murray Thomas J. 23 Brickmaker
Isabella 19
Murray Thomas 24 Labourer
Susan 24
Anthony 7 mths
Napier John 28 Iron Turner
Catherine 24
William 3
John 1
Narn John 28 Miner
Bridget 27
Richard 2
Patterson William 42 Miner
Jean 45
Helen 19 Domestic Servant
Paul Matthew 25 Brickmaker
Isabella 24
Matthew 1
Peat George 27 Miner
Elizabeth 20
Elizabeth 2
Mary 2 mths
Peat John 26 Labourer
Margaret 20
Pirrit George 40 Blacksmith
Isabella 39
Isabella 19 Domestic Servant
William 16 Blacksmith
John 13
James 9
Christine 3
George 1
Pitkethley Lawrence 24 Mechanic
Margaret 26
George 2
John 3 mths
Pitkethley George 46 Blacksmith
Jane 44
Mary 25 Domestic Servant
Agnes 18 Domestic Servant
John 15 Smith
David 15 Smith
James 11
Robert 8
William 5
Prendergast Robert 37 Labourer
Mary 34
Robert 13
John 5
Catherine 3
William 1 mth
Samson James 33 Miner
Marion 35
David 12
Janet 6
James 4
Scott Alexander 36 Joiner
Mary 36
Agnes 13
Shanks Robert 22 Labourer
Jane 22
Sloan William 28 Labourer
Mary 23
Stewart Charles 30 Farm Labourer
Margaret 28
Robert 6
John 4
Walker James 35 Labourer
Isabella 34
James 9
Isabella 7
Margaret 5 mths
Will William 29 Shoemaker
Frances 28
William 6 mths
Williamson Thomas 24 Farm Labourer
Agnes 24
Agnes 4
Thomas 8 mths
Wright John 40 Labourer
Ellen 40
William 17 Baker
Peter 16 Baker
Jane 12
Thomas 10
Single Men
Blair Robert 23 Miner
Thomas 21 Miner
Buchanan Thomas 21 Miner
Burns Andrew 22 Farm Labourer
Cassidy James 20 Blacksmith
Crickett Samuel 20 Plumber
John 23 Plumber
Dean William 28 Engineer
Matthew 21 Engineer
Douglas Alexander 25 Farm Labourer
Dunlop Thomas 22 Miner
Ferguson John 19 Joiner
Hugh 15 Domestic Servant
Ferguson Jary ? 23 Labourer
Govan Joseph 24 Miner
Henderson Thomas 26 Labourer
King John 16 Printer
Maxwell John 25 Joiner
Maxwell John 19 Storeman
McCallum John 24 Farm  Labourer
McCoroat George 19 Carpenter
McDonald Angus 22 Farm Servant
McEwan Joseph 30 Quarrier
McGlynne Arthur 22 Miner
Joseph 19 Miner
McGregor Stewart 28 Miner
McGuire Peter 23 Labourer
McKenzie David 24 Blacksmith
McKenzie Peter 22 Mason
McLean Donald 23 Labourer
McPhee Neil 22 Blacksmith
Philips James 21 Ploughman
Pitkethley George 21 Blacksmith
Simpson William 22 Mason
Wright John 20 Baker
Alexander 18 Miner
Wright David 25 Farm Servant
Single Women
Auld Agnes 25 Domestic Servant
Bowes Janet 20 Domestic Servant
Cameron Mary 28 Domestic Servant
Dean Margaret 19 Domestic Servant
Mary 57 Housekeeper
Dewar Ann 19 Domestic Servant
Ferguson Jean 16 Domestic Servant
Margaret 12
Friars Ann 26 Domestic Servant
Imrid Mary 23 Domestic Servant
Welsh Isabella 19 Domestic Servant
                                                   

MCFARLANE family:
The "Helenslee" arrived at Auckland on 23 December 1864 included my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents Robert and Sarah Ann McFarlane. Robert was born in Ireland, married Sarah in Scotland and died in 1923 at Ngaruawahia. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Sam Hodder.

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001 - 2005

Reference:
Archives New Zealand Micro 5019