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Hermione
Ship: 1120 tons
Captain: Roberts

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London July 12th 1883 - arrived Auckland October 14th 1883

A Shaw Saville and Albion ship that was expected to do better than was ever got out of her was the Hermione, a full-rigger who was well-known in Auckland and other ports in the eighties and nineties - but especially in Auckland, to which she made eight voyages. She was a handsome craft of 1120 tons and was turned out by the Hall shipyards at Aberdeen during the same year that the company's other classically-named ship, the Pleione, was launched. Like so many of the old colonial ships the Hermione was "sold foreign" when steam came in. She was bought by an Italian firm and renamed the Mantova. She was broken up at Genoa as late as the year immediately before the outbreak of the Great War.
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Our sincere thanks to Graham Dixon for sending us the following list.

Arrival of Hermione

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Matson Frank
Brown Jelde
Second Cabin Passengers
Carter Christopher
Matilda
Goodenough James
Grundy Isabella
William
Harris Henry G
Hannah
Henry
Arthur
Heathcote Arthur
Humphrey Thomas
Rose
Daisy
Archie
Letts William
Emily
Minnie
Raymond
Ralph
Winifred
Sydney
Bernard
Looks John
Lunn
Rollason Edgar M
Stearns Frank
Steerage Passengers
Atkinson W G
Bramble James
Croke Catherine
Evans D H
Margaret
Finnane Daniel
Hagarty Dominick
Hallam Thomas
Henrickson H
Jones Reverend Griffith
Margaret
Mary
Sarah
Ettie
Mina
Amy
Howell
Ann
Tom
Griffith
Margaret
Eliza
Gladwyn
Rogers Sarah Spinster sisters of Margaret Jones Travelled with Jones family
Ettie
Kalsend M
Knott Joseph
Annie
Walter
Harry
Bernard
Kreckson K
Kromloud K
Mason George
Annie
Kate K
Charles K
George H
Mattson M
Mitchell John
Park W
Mrs
Mary A
Jane
Alice
Florence
Philpott William
Price Henry
Sauvick E
Westmoreland William
Mary Ann
Annie
Charles K
Fanny K
Elizabeth O
Richard
                   

JONES family:
My relatives were the Jones party, Reverend Griffith Jones, his wife, Margaret, and children. Travelling with them were the two spinster sisters of Margaret Sarah & Ettie. The Reverend Griffith Jones went to the Scottish settlement of Waipu in Northland to head the church there, but as a Welshman, spoke no gaelic. Consequently the congregation separated into two distinct groups, one retaining the gaelic under another minister, and after my great grandfather's death, both congregations reunited under a new gaelic speaking minister. I understand the Rogers sisters remained in Auckland, living in Parnell, almost opposite where the cathedral is. One was definitely a teacher but I don't know where. Their villa, named Pendine after the Pendine Sands in Wales, was replaced by apartments some years ago. My grandfather was Griffith Jones, aged 2 who, as a lieutenant serving in World War 1 was wounded in 1916. This is the obituary of Reverend Griffith Jones. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Lisa Jones.

                   

WESTMORELAND family:
William Westmoreland, son of Richard and Annie [Lawman] married Mary Ann KNOTT 19/8/1858 - Ecclesall Bierlow - Sheffield. They arrived in Auckland NZ on board the "Hermione" 14/10/1883 with 5 of their children,  Annie,  Charles E,   Fanny K,   Elizabeth C,   and Richard.   The eldest Henry Arthur stayed in England and joined the family in Australia at a later date. The 3rd child Herbert William my ggrandfather was already in New  Zealand. After 6 years, William who worked as a clerk, died 24/9/1889 and is buried in Auckland.   By this time Herbert had come to Sydney, Australia as a minister of religion,   married Emma Hill, who had come across from N.Zealand.   After a short time in Sydney, came to Victoria, living at Numurkah, Ballarat, then Stawell, where he died in 1895, just before his 30th birthday, leaving his wife and four little girls. Mary Ann and her children came to Victoria, living in Stawell for a short time, before moving to Melbourne with Annie and Fanny.   Henry and his wife lived at Donald, north of Stawell for a time before going back to England,  Richard also going back to England, but as yet no information where he was living in between N.Z and dieing in England.   Charles and his wife Annie and family went to South Africa in 1903, their youngest child Jack was 3 months old. Numerous descendants are spread throughout the world, so if you think we might be connected please contact, Rae Smith

                   

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New Zealand Herald October 15th 1883