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London
Ship: 700 tons
Captain: Thomas Atwood
Surgeon Superintendent: W M Turnbull M D
Sailed Gravesend 2nd January 1842 - arrived Port Nicholson 1st May 1842

No Simple Passage, published April 2011, records the journey of this ship to Port Nicholson (Wellington) in 1842 and tells of the lives of its passengers
during the voyage and after they reach New Zealand. You will find details of this fascinating book at
http://www.jennyrobinjones.com

Arrival of the London

Name Age Occupation Comment
Cabin Passengers
Attwood Susanna Wife of Captain Attwood
Kelham James
Georgenia
Empson Charles
Sheppard Mrs William
Torre Mrs Henry
Wills Mrs Margaret
Intermediate Passengers
Abbott Edward M. E.
Calvert William
Cheeseman Robert Suckling 39
Anne 26
Annie 4
Robert Suckling 2
Dale William
Dougherty Daniel
Sarah
Child
Child
Hamilton William
Martin Mrs Emma
Child
Child
Rider Thomas
Wallace Richard
Steerage Passengers
A'Court James 25 Agricultural Labourer
Catherine 21
Andrews William 29 Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 28
Barb James 29 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 26 Died at sea 17/03/1842
Chronic Dysentry
Thomas 2 Died at sea 08/03/1842
Diahorrea
William 3 months Died at sea 05/03/1842
Diahorrea
Barratt William 33 Painter & Glazier
Mary Ann 33
Mary Ann 9
Sarah 7
Caroline 6
William 4
Sophia 3
Ellen 3 months
Bee Francis 21 Baker & Sawyer
Ann 19
Ellen 10 weeks
Benton Timothy 41 Sawyer
Mary 44
Eliza 16 Servant
Frances 15 Servant
Thomas 12
Bidmead Jonathan 29 Farm Labourer
Sarah 27
Caroline Infant
Bird William 19 Agricultural Labourer
Bird Mary 18 Servant Comment by Surgeon -
"Histeria" (Hysteria?)
Brewer William 35 Agricultural Labourer Cook on board ship
Caroline 30
Sarah 13
William 10
George 4
Burling Henry 31 Gardener
Mary 32
Caroline 14 Sempstress
Henry 10
Rose 7
Alfred 4
Charles 3 Died at sea 09/03/1842
Marasmus
Arthur 9 months
Cattell James 38 Carpenter
Mary 35
Harriett 13
James 8
Caroline 8
Eliza 6 months
Cattell William 23 Carpenter
Elizabeth 21
William Henry 8 months
Chamberlain Thomas 35 Agricultural Labourer
Susannah 32
William E. 9
Sarah Ann 7
Giles E. 3
Edwin E. 8 months Died at sea 05/02/1842
Bronchitis
Clarke William 11

Nephew of Louiza Fitchett

Clarke Joseph 9

Nephew of Louiza Fitchett

Collier Joseph 29 Bricklayer
Harriett Amelia Ann 21
Collins John Power 39 Boot & Shoemaker
Margaret 38
Jeremiah 17 Boot & Shoemaker
John 7
Samuel 4
Raymond 2
Conlan Richard 27 Farm Labourer
Mary 26
Ellen 1
Dixon Charles 23 Sawyer
Mary 22
Sarah 3
David 8 months
Dixon Joseph 26 Sawyer
Mary 26
John 2
Joseph 9 months Died at sea 03/01/1842
Pneumonia
Dockray Samuel 28 Agricultural Labourer Cook on board ship
Hannah 32
Margaret 9
Ann 3
Thomas 1
Eades William 33 Brickmaker
Frances 32
Frances 9
James 8
Matilda 7
John 2
Edwards Robert 40 Agricultural Labourer & Sheep Shearer
Phoebe 36 Died at sea 24/02/1842
Typhus
Giles 16 Agricultural Labourer & Sheep Shearer
George 14 Agricultural Labourer & Sheep Shearer
Israel 10
Jane 7
Charles 6
Herbert 4
Henry 9 months Died at sea 28/02/1842
Diahorrea
Felgate George 40
Martha 41
Merinda 19 Servant
John 18 Agricultural Labourer
Benjamin 15 Agricultural Labourer
Louiza 14 Servant
Elizabeth 10
Maria 7
James 4
Fitchett John 33 Painter & Glazier
Louiza 32
Louiza 9
John 7
William 5
Alfred 3
George Infant
Florence Thomas George 28 Bricklayer
Celia 28
Hall William Jabez 35 Wheelwright & Agricultural Labourer
Maria 33
William 12
Joseph 10
David 8
John 5
Thomas 11 months
Harvey William 53 Carpenter
Sarah 47
Sarah 22 Sempstress
Charles 21 Carpenter
Alfred 18 Carpenter
John 17 Carpenter
Herbert Joseph 27 Labourer
Sarah 27
Jesse 1
Hodder Walter 24 Agricultural Labourer
Emma 27
Elizabeth Mary 10 months
Holder William 39 Sawyer
Martha 36
Emma Phillis 10
Thomas 7
Mary 10 months
Hollingworth Edward 26 Carpenter & Joiner
Phillis 22
Benjamin 3
Joseph 1
Hurley Alexander 35 Baker
Ann 36
John 11
Henry 9
Eliza 7
William 3
Daniel 3 months
Ikin John 36 Cabinet Maker
Jane 27
John 11 months
James John Charles 40 Flax Dresser
Eliza 35
Edward 16
Amelia 15
Ellen 12
Clara 9
Emma 3
Louisa 4 months
Jenkins William 28 Upholsterer & Cabinet Maker Assistant to Surgeon
Catherine Jane 22
Jane Tutin 2 Died at sea 30/03/1842
Hydracephalis
John Wesley 1 Died at sea 02/02/1842
Diahorrea
Jones Henry 30 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 28
Maria 8
John 7
Elizabeth 3
Mary 6 months Died at sea 18/04/1842
Marasmus
Judd John 24 Agriculturalist, Gardener & Labourer
Selina 24
Joseph 5
Lawreston A. Rushton 20 Sempstress Servant to Mrs Wills
Lockyer Thomas 39 Carpenter & Joiner
Elizabeth 39
William 19 Carpenter
Christopher 15
Mary Ann 12
Elizabeth 6
Eliza Ann 4 months Died at sea 16/02/1842
Diahorrea
McCarthy Joseph Michael 27 Shoemaker
Mary Ann 22
Son Born at sea 16/02/1842
Lat27.13N Long22.19W
Marshall David Watt 32 Blacksmith
Jean 31
Alexander 7
Henry 3
Margaret 10 days
Mason William 41 Blacksmith
Lucy Ann 41
Lucy Ann 16 Sempstress
William Frederick 14
Matthews Charles 31 Cordwainer & Harness Maker
Elizabeth 27
Edwin 4 months Died at sea 25/01/1842
Diahorrea
Nicols William 27
Poulter Samuel 21 Agricultural Labourer
Mahalah 20
Remington John 21 Painter & Glazier
Rebecca 19
Mary Born at sea 02/05/1842
Born at Port Nicholson
Rogers Charles 25 Agricultural Labourer & Shepherd
Eliza 23
Ann 11 months
Saunders Joseph 36 Bricklayer & Labourer
Rose 34
Mary 9
Ann 9 months
Saunders William 20 Gardener
Maria 20
Scott James 36 Bricklayer & Plasterer
Catherine 22
Short James 31 Agricultural Labourer
Charlotte 31
Reuben 9
Job 7
Elijah 3
Ryan 1
Stockbridge Stephen 30 Gardener
Mary 29
Louise 7
Caroline 6
James 4
Stephen 3
William 1 Died at sea 04/02/1842
Bronchitis
Twins Born and died at sea
Tarr John 33 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 27
William 7
Hannah 5
Mary Ann 6 months
Tattle John 37 Blacksmith & Brazier
Ann 35
Lavinia 17 Servant
Charles 10
Eliza 6
John Webber 5
Ann Elizabeth 2
Taylor Joseph 30 Gardener
Elizabeth 27
Thomas William 33 Carpenter
Sophia 33 Sister of Mrs Woesley
Margaret 10
Henry 2
Son 10 weeks
Tomkins John 38 Bricklayer
Mary 37
William 17 Bricklayer
Emma 14 Sempstress
John 12
Ann 10
Maria 8
Mary 3
Whale Nathaniel 33 Grocer "Nathaniel Whale had no embarkation order and ought not to be included in the Company's passengers"
H F Alston 5th Jan 1842
White Amelia 27 Milliner
Williams David 29 Cabinet Maker
Eliza 25
Catherine 2
Elizabeth 1 Died at sea 19/03/1842
Bronchitis
Worsley Thomas 29 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 33 Sister of Mrs Thomas

                 

HODDER family:
The "London" arrived at Wellington in 1842 included my Great, Great, Great Grandparents Walter Hodder, his wife Emma Matilda (Nee Gooding) and baby daughter. Walter was born at Taunton, Somerset, England and died at Featherson in 1901. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Sam Hodder.

                 

JENKINS family:
William JENKINS was a Wesleyan minister, he also acted as official Government Interpreter. In 1863 he conducted a party of fourteen Maoris to England to be presented to Queen Victoria. He had two sons, William Naylor and Thomas Hunt.

                 

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999 - 2011

Reference:
Archives New Zealand NZC 34/2 p304