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Lady Nugent
Ship: 600 tons
Captain: James Santry

Surgeon Superintendent: George Richard Hilliard
Sailed Gravesend 10th Oct 1840 - arrived Port Nicholson 17th March 1841

     Althought not the biggest ship that came out to New Zealand, the Lady Nugent, 600 tons, Captain Santry, brought out the largest number of passengers sent out at one time by the Company. Evidently the company did not believe in overcrowding its emigrants, for one hears none of the complaints that became only too common when the tendency seemed to be for some of the shipping companies to crowd as many people as they could on board, and feed them as cheaply as possible. On the Lady Nugent there were 263 people, the largest number to that being the 232 brought out in the London three months before. The Lady Nugent sailed from Gravesend on October 21st, 1840.
     Running short of water, she put into Hobart on February 27th, and while she lay there great inducements were held out to the people to disembark and make their homes in Tasmania instead of going on to the wilds of New Zealand. But they wisely decided to stick to the ship, which left on March 17th. Among the cabin passengers was Mr Edmund Storr Halswell, FRS, who had been appointed by the British Government to the post of Commissioner of Native Reserves in New Zealand. Halswell, like so many of the names of ships and pioneers of those stirring times, has been preserved by its use as a place name, Point Halswell, where Mr Massey's grave stands being called after this early official.
     It was stated that a finer body of British people then the Lady Nugent party had rarely lefty Great Britain. They came from various parts of England and Scotland and the North of Ireland; the majority from Hawkchurch, Dorestshire, and the near villages. The greater number were married pairs. The central dormatory of the Lady Nugent was fitted up for the married and their children; beyond these, towards the bow, swung a couple of dozen  hammocks for the young men; and sternward the unmarried females were stowed, two and two, in some of the best berths on the ship.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age Occupation Comments
Cabin Passengers
Beamish Nathaniel 22
Cruickshank  Margaret 30
Dunn James
Mrs
France Frederick John 35
Ruth 31
Frederick 5
Harriet 3
Ruth 1
Greenwood Mr M
Halswell Edmund 50
Hugh Beauchamp
Lowther George
Milne Archibald
O'Keef Margaret 22
Poole Nathaniel
Smith John 24
Turner John
Wathen M
Young Arthur
Steerage Passengers
Baker George 24 Carpenter
Susan 25
Daughter 2
George 2 months
Beachen George 24 Painter
Fanny 22
Son 6 months
Bevan Thomas 39 Rope & Twine Manufacturer
Mary 39 Died at sea
George 17 Labourer
Edward 15 Labourer
Henry 11 Died at sea
Daughter 8
Daughter 6
William 4
Thomas 2
Infant Child born & died at sea
Bolton Frederick William 33 Bricklayer
Elizabeth 30
Jane 9
George 7
Henry 5
Louiza 2 Died at sea 23/01/1841
Gastronomic fever
Bowman David 31 Carpenter
Janet 28
Son 10
Son 3
Son 11 months Died at sea 28/11/1840
Marasmus (4:00 am)
Bruce Peter 23 Sawyer
Helen 22
Daughter 4 months
Brungar James 27 Agricultural Labourer
Sophia 24
Daughter 5 Died at sea 10/01/1841
Jaundice
Daughter 3
Son 2 months
Campbell John 37 Farm Labourer
Jane 32
Margaret 6 Died at Sea Christmas Eve
Typhus fever (10:00pm)
Eliza Jane 5
John 4
Hugh 2
Infant Died at sea
Cockram Thomas 26 Gardeners Labourer Died at sea 25/11/1840
Typhus fever (10:30 pm)
Maria 26
Collier George 34 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 40
John 19 Agricultural Labourer
Jane 15 Sempstress                      Disembarked at Sydney
Anne 13
William Sanson 10
George 8
Elizabeth 6
Eliza 3
Sarah 8 months Died at sea 09/12/1840
Marasmus (4.00pm)
Cross Henry 27 Baker & Farm Labourer
Dodds Thomas 39 Carpenter & Cabinet Maker
Mary 40
James 20 Carpenter & Cabinet Maker
Mary Ann 16 Servant
William 14 Labourer
John 13 Farm Labourer & Servant to Mr Halligan
Duncan Robert 33 Joiner
Ann 28
Daughter 5
Daughter 3
Son 10 months
Dunlop Anthony 27 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 26
Duthie Alexander 25 Agricultural Labourer
Espie Miss Sister of Mrs Jane Martin (Sempstress)
Evans Thomas 27
Ann 23
Son 6 months
Fairweather Robert 32 Smith
Barbara 25
Mary Anne 7
John 4
James 13 mths This infant is over 13 months, is not suckled, & entitled to 1/3 extra allowance to the family GRH
Fill Robert 36 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 30
Jane 9
Frances 7
Sarah Ann 5
Henry 2
Elizabeth 10 days
Finnimore William 39 Farmer
Anna 24
William 3
Futter James 40 Labourer
Frances 32
Kate 13
Sarah Jane 9
Mary 8
James 4
Annie 2
* 1 Died at sea ?
Futter Susan 16 Sempstress
Gillard Joseph 17 Brewer
Gray Mary 21 Sempstress Died at sea 14/01/1841
Culine
Hazlett Edward 21 Agricultural Labourer
Rebecca 23
Jefferson Benjamin 45 Agricultural Labourer
Sarah 37
Daughter 9
Son 7
Son 6
Daughter 6 mths
Johnston David Prouting 23 Carpenter
Amelia 24
Amelia 7 mths
Jones Edwin John 21 Saddler
Kennedy Margaret 24 Servant
Kennedy Thomas 25 Labourer
Mary 25
Kieller James 31 Wright
Mary 21
Son 18 mths Died at sea 28/12/1840
Marasmus (3.00am)
Son 4 mths
Kilminster John 32 Cooper
Frances 30
Son 8
Daughter 6
Son 4
Son 1
McHardie David 38 Sawyer
Elizabeth 39
David 15 Sawyer
Son 10
Daughter 3
Daughter 18 mths Died at sea 02/02/1841
Marasmus
Son Infant
Martin Robert 29 Agricultural Labourer Widower
Son 9
Jane 8
John 5
Martin Jane 25 These are brother and sisters, children of two marriages, parents died in England.
Edward 20
John 18
Thomas 16
Sarah 14
Margaret 11
Joseph 9
William 7
James 5
Milne Alexander 26
Margaret 24
Son 4
Daughter 13 mths Died at sea 10/11/1840
Teething (4.00pm)
Milne William Scott 16 Carpenter
Mummery Charles 39 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 38
Mary 20 Servant
Oliver James 13 Servant to Edmund Halswell Esq
Paul Eliza 19 Sempstress
Phelps James 35 Agricultural Labourer & Flax Dresser
Mary Ann 23
Son 3
Daughter Infant
Pimble John 31 Brickmaker
Ann 29
Prince Edward 35 Labourer
Mary 35
Daughter 14
Son 9
Daughter 5
John 3 Died at sea 12/12/1840
Marasmus (11.00pm)
Son 3 mths
Rhodes Richard 29 Agricultural Labourer
Robertson Alfred 23
Emma 20
Robertson George 23 Agricultural Labourer
Robertson Mary 18 Servant
Robinson Robert Leavesly 40 Tailor & Draper
Ann 2nd wife 29
John 18 Tailor & Draper
Richard 16 Agricultural Labourer
Robert 9
Son 7
Thomas 4
Joseph 1
Seear William James 25 Carpenter & Joiner
Susan 25
Son 16 mths
Sellar James 42 Baker
Sophia 37
James 12
Margaret 11
Sophia 9
Sellar John 17 Labourer
Shepherd James 25 Servant
Shillton William 31 Tailor
Smith David 31 Mason
Agnes 33
Daughter 10
Son 7
Son 4
Smith James 40 Agricultural Labourer
Amy 32
James Jnr 14 Agricultural Labourer
Son 12
Daughter 10
Daughter 8
Son 6
Daughter 1
Southee John 40 Millwright & Miller
Sophia 37
William 13
George 11
Henry 9
Mary Ann 7
Alfred 4
Elizabeth Infant
Stewart Alexander 19 Baker
Stoodly John 34 Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 34
Son 9
Son 7
Daughter 5
Son 3
Stratton Thomas 45 Labourer
Elizabeth 35
George 15 Labourer
David 14 Labourer
Isabella 9
John 5
Sturgeon Robert 30 Jeweller
Thorby Ezekiel 30 Carpenter
Mary Ann 27
Elizabeth 10
Daughter 3 Died at sea 04/12/1840
Affection of the chest (9.00pm)
Son 2 Died at sea 11/12/1840
Croup (PM)
Son 9 mths Died at sea 12/11/1840
Disease of mesenteric gland (10.00PM)
Turnell Martha 19 Servant
Watterson John 36 Joiner & Cabinet Maker
Mary 36
Mary 14 Sempstress
Jamie 12
John 9
William 6
George 4
Watt Ann 17 Sempstress
Watt Peter 16 Labourer
Wilkie Mrs Elizabeth 60 Nurse Mother of Mrs Watterson
Wilkie James 22 Sawyer
Wood Eliza 22 Servant

                                                

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