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Indus
Ship: 425 Tons
Captain: David McKenzie
Surgeon Superintendent: F.G.Hammack

Sailed Gravesend 1st October 1842 - arrived Nelson 5th February 1843

Name Age Profession
Cabin Passengers
Hammack Frederick George Surgeon
Spooner J. S. Gentleman
Mrs
Steerage Passengers
Adcock William 33 Butcher
Mary 33
John 11
George 9
William 4
Elizabeth 2
Ardley Eliza 17 Servant
Armstrong Aurora 22 Husband in colony
Askew William 43 Wheelwright & Joiner
Elizabeth 38
John 19 Wheelwright Joiner
Thomas 16 Farm Servant & Sawyer
William Jnr 14 Farm Servant
George 12
Mary Ann 9
Peter 7
Elizabeth 5
Joseph 1 Died on board
Ballard John 24 Soapmaker & Gardener
Isabella 21
Barber Walter 20 Sawyer
Jane 23
John 3
Female Born on board
Bickley William 21 Plasterer & Bricklayer
Ann 22
Blick Thomas 38 Labourer
Hannah 39
George 18 Gardener
Enoch 17 Gardener
Charles 14 Gardener
Hannah 13
William 9
James 5
Benjamin 2
Bushnell Walter William 21 Cabinet Maker
Clark Charles 25 Sawyer
Dinah 25
William 4
Sarah Ann Infant
Cockroft Adin 24 Farmer Butcher
Hannah 21
Cotton George 29 Domestic Servant
Jemima 28
Cowdrey William Henry Post Office clerk
Douglas William 26 Smith Horseshoer
Mary 21
Edwards George 45 Ship wright
Mary 42
Sarah Ann 18 School Assistant
Mary 15 Servant
Lucy 13
Ferrers Thomas John 21 Agriculturist
Fowler John 39 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 34
Edwin 17 Butcher
Henry 15 Agricultural Labourer
Sarah Ann 13
John 11
James 8
Ann 3
Samuel 1
Gaukrodger Charles 31 Farm Labourer
Mary 28
William 12
John 6
Elizabeth 4
Harman Thomas 34 Carpenter
Ann 34
Henry 13
Alfred James 12
Mary 9
Harriett 5
Caroline 1
Hill Alfred 28 Joiner
Holyoak Richard 30 Carpenter
Eliza 20
Richard Infant
James Henry 34 Cooper
Ann 32
Lindsay David 35 Agriculturist
Mary 33
Louisa 5
Lister John 31 Mechanic & Farm Labourer
Mary Ann 27
Thomas 1
Daughter Born and Died on board
Locke Thomas 35 Sawyer
Mary 40
Mary Ann 12
James 5
McDonald John 39 Agricultural Labourer & Gardener
Sarah 39
Francis J. 19 Sand & Loam moulder
John Scott 17 Turner & Engineer
Sarah 14 Servant & Sempstress
Ann 12
Jane 9
McNabb Robert 34 Limeburner
Ann 31
Edward 14 Servant
Ann 12
Grace 9
Robert 7
Catherine 5
Helen 1
Child Born on Board
Meech James 26 Boot & Shoemaker
Catherine 27
Mercer John 27 Farm Labourer & Stone Getter
Sarah 27
Betsy 7
Mary 5
Mercer Samuel 22 Quarryman
Margaret 22
Nock Thomas 38 Bricklayer
Maria 37
Maria 16 Dressmaker
David 12
Mary Ann 9
Joseph 4
Painter Alexander 30 Blacksmith
Sarah 30
Eliza 10
Jane Infant
Poole Thomas 19 Painter - Son of Mrs Locke
Pratt William T. 19 Shipwright Apprentice
Price Thomas 37 Blacksmith & Shoer
Mary Ann 31
William Infant
Round Elisha 20 Blacksmith & Shoer
Grace 18
Shepherd William 34 Carpenter
Frances 30
Spershott Henry Percival 25 Butcher & Agriculturist
Elizabeth Sarah 25
Thompson George 27 Smith & Engineer
Ann 32
Sarah Ann Infant
Trubshaw William 25 Gardener
Tutbury Richard 32 Shepherd & Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 28
Ann 9
Sarah 7
Martha 5
Jane 1
Wilkins Thomas 31 Labourer
Sarah 30
Matilda 2
Wyborn William Collard 27 Agricultural Labourer
Mary B. 24
             

WILKINS family:
Thomas (son of Robert WILKINS) married Matilda YOUNG on the 24th December 1838 at Charlton near Malmsbury WILTSHIRE. Their only child MATILDA was born in Charlton, Malmsbury on 21st August 1839. On the 5th February 1843 SARAH, THOMAS and MATILDA arrived in Nelson on board the ship " INDUS". they  set up home out at Happy Valley which is now known as WAKAPAUKA. They eventually moved to the Teal Valley. Today the original home is still there slightly altered. Sarah was a very good keeper of records and kept very detailed lists of all her transactions, she had a very good relationship with the local Maori people who she traded with. They used a short cut track past her home which took them through to the Marlborough side, I believe it is used to this day. Sarah also had a wooden leg and I don't know how that came about, but I do know a story going through the family is that the leg is what caused her demise. MATILDA married Charles LYFORD in Nelson on 9th Nov 1853 at the age of 15 years, she later married William WESTLEY. If you are connected with this family or would like to know more please contact Catherine Anderson

             

MCNABB Family:
Edward Fitzgerald MCNABB, a child on board the "Indus" married Alice Hand WOOLF on the 20th June 1850 in Motueka. Alice came to Nelson on the "Martha Ridgway" with her parents and siblings arriving in Nelson in 1842. Their daughter Alice Hand MCNABB married William RYDER in 1881 in Motueka. If you have any interest in these families or would like to learn more please contact Sue Britton.

             

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999 - 2004

References:
Archives New Zealand NZC34/2 page 438