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
|Clighorn (Cleghorn ?)||Thomas|
|Thomas Davis||Sons of Thomas|
|Clighorn||Mr||Brother and sisters of Thomas|
|Shoffer||George*||*May be the same man|
|Western (Westron?)||John O|
There may be several other passengers.
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