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Jane
Barque: 356 tons
Captain: William Stobo
Surgeon Superintendent: Joseph Beard
Sailed London 28th November 1840 - arrived Port Nicholson 24th May 1841.

The privately-owned barque Jane, 356 tons, Captain William Stobo, which left England on November 28th, 1840, made Port Nicholson on May 24th, 1841, with a number of passengers and a large cargo. On the voyage out she was severely damaged while at Rio de Janeiro, and had to remain there undergoing repairs until February 2nd, 1841. The Jane had a very disagreeable passage owing to a want of unanimity among the passengers, while the discreditable state of the ship led her to being likened to a pig-sty. A law case in the Wellington Courthouse threw a great deal of light on the incidents of the voyage. Mr William Swainson, F R S, the eminent English naturalist, came out to Wellington in this voyage of the Jane, and settled at Lower Hutt, where he died on December 6th, 1855. Another arrival by this vessel was Mr Charles Johnson Pharazyn, afterwards the Hon., C J Pharazyn, M L C.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age Comments
Blankthorne John
Chitty Frederick
Clarke Alexandrina Child
Clarke Elizabeth Child
Clarke Grace
Clarke Janette Child
Clarke Margaret
Cleghorn Archibald
Cleghorn Ellen
Cleghorn Jeanette
Cleghorn Jessy
Clighorn  (Cleghorn ?) Thomas
Thomas Davis Sons of Thomas
William
Clighorn Mr Brother and sisters of Thomas
Clighorn Miss
Clighorn Miss
Cuttle Rebecca
De Shoreiche Henry
Donaldson Margaret
Eley Elizabeth
Alfred Son?
Green Jessy
Hardie James
Harvey Charles
Caroline
Robert
James
Jones Mrs Jane
John
McDonnell Thomas
Wife
Thomas
George
William
Anna?
Hannah?
Mary
Marshall Thomas
Osborne John
Phargan  (Pharazin?) ?
Wife
Pharazyn Robert
Saarah
Charles
Robert
Edward
Reynolds George
St Aubyn Robert
Levinia
Selby John
Shoffer George* *May be the same man
Spofforth George*
Sutherland Daniel
Isabella
John
Nathaniel
Sutton John G.
Swainson William 52
Ann 34 Second wife
William John 17
Mary Frances 15
George 12
Henry Gabriel 11
Thomas Alexander
Thomlin William
Watson Louisa
Western  (Westron?) John O
Webbe Eliza
Woolley James
Mary Ann
Ann
James
                                      

Swainson family:
For further information on William Swainson please visit:  http://www.myers.orcon.net.nz/swainson.html

                                      

There may be several other passengers.

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