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Mairi Bhan
Ship: 1315 tons
Captain: P J Massen

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London 5th May 1874 - arrived Otago 25th July 1874

One of the handsomest ships sent out to New Zealand by the Patrick Henderson Company, an iron clipper built by Barclay and Curle of Glasgow for Captain P. J. McIntyre of London. She was a well-appointed, full-rigged ship, with the usual double topsail yards and unusual double top-gallant yards at the fore and main, and carried an immense spread of canvas. The "Otago Daily Times" referring to her arrival at Port Chalmers, stated: Her performances during this her maiden trip entitled her to take rank amongst high-class clippers, she made the run out in between 75 and 76 days from Glasgow. She was off Otago Heads three days previous to entering port, and the captain obtained bearings of what he considered was the enterance to Otago Harbour. The ship was then nearly due south of the Heads, and a distant about 20 miles. That placed the time of the run out at 73 to 74 days from Glasgow. The ship, however, did not leave the Tail of the Bank until late on May 7th, so that the passage was made between 71 and 72 days, and the Snares on 70 days. The passage from Glasgow to port really occupied 80 days. The voyage which commenced on May 5th, was destitute of incidents.The name of the Mairi Bhan is Gaelic for "Bonny Mary"
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Families and Children
Adam Robert 29 Renfrewshire Labourer
Mrs 27
Hugh 7
Robert 5
William 3
Forsyth 1
Arthur Robert 26 Lanark Carpenter
Catherine 28
Alice 7
Bain Thomas 39 Lanark Joiner
Margaret 34
Thomas 14
Harry 12
Margaret 10
Agnes 5
James 3
Annie 4 months
Bell James 35 Lanark Wright
Agnes 35
Annabella 12
James 10
Marion 8
Alexander 4
David 2
Bickerstaff William 26 Lanark Labourer
Sarah 26
Isabella 5
Letitia 3
Mary 1
Blair David 24 Lanark Vanman
Mary 23
Margaret R. 10 months
Borthwick Thomas 44 Renfrewshire Joiner
Mrs 42
Brow John 36 Lanark Farm Servant and Labourer
Margaret 31
Grace 13
John 10
Janet 7
Margaret 5
Brown John 30 Ayrshire Mechanic
Agnes 28
Brown William 28 Ayrshire Mechanic
Euphima 27
William 3
John 5 months
Bruce James 34 Shetland Ag Labourer
Thomasina 28
Buchanan Thomas 24 Lanark Farm Labourer
Annie 24
Clark Alexander 35 Stirlingshire Labourer
Margaret 35
Elizabeth 14
John 12
Janet 9
James 3
Mary 1
Craig Jane 38 Ayrshire
James 18 Tailor
Maggie 16
Andrew 7
David 3
Martha 10
Colvin William 31 Renfrewshire Boiler Maker
Margaret 31
Coulter James 23 Lanark Labourer
Margaret 21
William 3
Robert 1
Darling Robert 33 Edinburgh Saw Miller
Eliza 26
Darling John 21 Edinburgh Saw Miller
Jane 20
Day John 29 Lanark Saddler
Mary 20
Jane 4 months
Devine James 35 Lanark Labourer
Ann 32
Mary 11
Alexander 9
Rebecca 7
Matilda 5
Child Infant
Dobbie James 38 Stirlingshire Labourer
Eliza 39
Jane 13
Margaret 10
James 7
Elizabeth 5
Janet 2
Dunn John 38 Lanark Blacksmith
Matilda 38
Robert 12
John 10
William 8
Margaret 6
Agnes 4
Jane 1
Elgin David 36 Mayo Shoemaker
Mary 33
Walter 3
Robert 6 months
Fraser John 37 Lanark Ag Labourer
Margaret 38
Margaret 17
Helen 15
Elizabeth 14
John 13
David 7
James 5
Alexander 3
Foley John 19 Lanark Vanman
Ann 24
Fulton Robert 26 Renfrewshire Labourer
Isabella 26
Robert 6
Alice 3
Helen 1
Gondie Robert 23 Lanark Blacksmith
Jane 24
Grace 1
Gorman William 26 Antrim Labourer
Mary J. 25
Thomas 3
Hall Aaron 36 Lanark Labourer
Martha 33
Isabella 9
Mary 6
Jeannie 3
Sarah 1
Harrigan Charles 33 Lanark Sawyer
Mary 32
Jessie 14
William 7
Margaret 5
James 2 months
Holmes Samuel 42 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Jane 40
John 20
Mary 18
Jane 15
Margaret 13
Ellen 12
Samuel 9
Robert 7
Ann 4
Fanny 2
Hood John 34 Lanark Shoemaker
Jane 31
Jane 7
Mary Ann 6
Hunter James 33 Selkirkshire Labourer
Ann 29
Ann 8
David 6
James 4
Imrie Walter 32 Edinburgh Joiner
Jane A. 32
Jack Alexander 27 Edinburgh Cabinet Maker
Maria 27
Elizabeth 2
Alexander 3 months
Jackson Hugh 35 Lanark Shoemaker
Ann 25
John 11
Elizabeth 8
James 6
Ann 3
Jamieson John 43 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Margaret 41
Rebecca 21
Margaret 19
William 17
Sarah A. 14
Mary 12
Jeffrey Robert 29 Lanark Labourer
Agnes 28
Mary 7
Margaret 5
George 3
Robert 1
Johnson Alexander 26 Lanark Labourer
Winifred 20
John 1 month
Johnstone James C. 10
Jane A. 2
William S. 5 months
Johnston Andrew 23 Selkirkshire Labourer
Helen 26
Robert 8 months
Leith Margaret 46 Perthshire
Jemima 17
Henry 16
Elizabeth 14
Maitland 10
Margaret 7
Helen 5
Jessie 3
Matthewson William 28 Lanark Cabinet Maker
Isa 29
George 9 months
McCallion Patrick 26 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Mrs J. E. 24
Sarah 3
Patrick 2
Margaret Jane 1
McClintock Peter 28 Lanark Labourer
Jane 26
Thomas 10
McColl Duncan 42 Lanark Joiner
Agnes 35
Dugald 13
Christina 11
McConnell Hugh 39 Lanark Tailor
Catherine 27
Catherine 9
Helena 7
Hugh 5
Mary 2
McCullough William 30 Antrim Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 31
Alexander 9
Hugh 5
William 2
McFarlane John 26 Lanark Shepherd
Margaret 22
McKendrick William 33 Lanark Bricklayer
Mrs 32
John 13
McLaren Peter 30 Stirlingshire Miner & Ag Labourer
Jean 26
Mary 3 months
McNutt William 43 Tyrone Ploughman
Margaret 39
Mary 17
Elizabeth 16
Margaret 14
John 12
Fanny 8
David 7
Joseph 3
McPartlon Charles 23 Lanark Hammerman
Elizabeth 24
Jane 9 months
McPherson Fryse 22 Lanark Labourer
Mary 20
McQueen William 39 Edinburgh Slater
Elizabeth 38
Robina 18 Domestic Servant
James 16
Elizabeth 12
Agnes 10
Silias 8
Isaac 4
Margaret 5 months
Merrick Robert 30 Lanark Carter
Jane 24
Moore William 22 Tyrone Ploughman
Margaret Jane 21
Mulvey John 32 Stirling Labourer
Rebecca 33
Noel William 34 Lanark Painter
Jane 30
Kate 11
William 10
Norbury George 24 Edinburgh Chimney Can Maker
Margaret 26
O'Neil James 34 Lanark Labourer
Mary 32
William 10
Charlotte 8
Mary 4
Pattison James 22 Selkirkshire Joiner
Mary 26
Elspeth 2
James 3 months
Rankin John 35 Ayrshire Labourer
Mrs 34
Elizabeth 8
Marion 6
Jessie 4
John 1
Reid John 22 Derry Ag Labourer
Elizabeth 20
Henry 6 months
Rollo Margaret 36 Shetland Nurse
Charles 16 Shetland Plumber
Rush Daniel 27 Tyrone Ploughman
Margaret 30
Charles 18 months
Scott Jessie 36 Ayrshire Engineer
William 17
Margaret 16
James 14
John 11
Robert 10
Thomas 8
Simpson William 20 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Ann 25
Smith George 28 Renfrewshire Mason
Mrs 24
George 8
Thomas 6
Sparrow John 47 Renfrewshire Engine Driver
Ann 45
John 18
Robert 16
Annie 13
Agnes 12
Mary 9
Jeanie 3
Stark Peter 31 Edinburgh Joiner
Mrs 33
Mary Ann 3
Stark Frank 26 Edinburgh Gardener
Helen 24
Steel Robert 30 Tyrone Shoemaker
Mary 28
William J. 3
Alexander 1
Stewart George 25 Selkirkshire Ploughman
Mrs 21
Thomson William 31 Renfrewshire Butcher and Flesher
Marion 28
Boyd 9
Thomas 8
Jane 6
Watson John 24 Edinburgh Brush Manufacturer
Ann 19
Watson William 27 Lanark Labourer
Margaret 25
Whitten Edward 38 Lanark Sawyer
Margaret 26
Elizabeth 15
Jane 11
Mary 9
Edward 2
Wilson James 22 Lanark Labourer
Rossina 22
Single Men
Abrams James 23 Lanark Labourer
Arthur Leslie 20 Shetland Mason
Brow Joseph 30 Mayo General Farmer
Buchanan David 22 Tyrone Ploughman
Bullick Thomas 23 Lanark Saddler
Callaghan Henry 26 Tyrone Ploughman
Clark Robert 20 Stirlingshire Labourer
Clarkson Thomas 21 Lanark Miner
Clyde John 18 Stirlingshire Miner
Crawford John 24 Tyrone Ploughman
Cochrane Hugh 32 Down Watchmaker
Delap Samuel 21 Donegal Ploughman
Duncan Andrew 35 Lanark Miner
Duncan Frederick 23 Edinburgh Turner
Edgecombe Samuel 23 Lanark Fitter
Farnan Lawrence 23 Lanark Plumber
Finlayson Duncan 33 Rosshire Labourer
Fisher David 24 Lanark Joiner
Fraser James 21 Lanark Ploughman
Fullarton William 20 Lanark Mason
Garrlock Magnus 19 Shetland Ag Labourer
Gibson Thomas 25 Ayrshire Labourer
Greig Robert 21 Edinburgh Sawyer
Hamilton John 18 Lanark Labourer
Hart Robert 20 Lanark Plumber
Henderson John 21 Lanark Carter
Hendry John 21 Lanark Mason
Hoban Thomas 26 Lanark Dyer
Holmes Thomas 24 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Hyndman William 22 Tyrone Ploughman
Johnstone William 28 Antrim Mechanic
Jones Thomas 18 Antrim Farm Labourer
Mackie Robert 23 Edinburgh Labourer
McArthur Robert 22 Fife Joiner
Peter 24 Fife Joiner
McAuslan John 22 Lanark Engineer
McBride Walter 21 Lanark Plumber
McEwan John 20 Lanark Engineer
McFarlane Alexander 22 Lanark Jobbing Smith
McGeehan Denis 32 Donegal Sawyer
McKay Hector 27 Rosshire Farm Servant
James 22 Rosshire Farm Servant
McNicol John 20 Lanark bricklayer
McPherson Donald 16 Lanark Umbrella Maker
Meek Thomas 22 Edinburgh Fireman
Mills William 22 Lanark Navvy
Mitchell William 22 Lanark Miner
Moore John 20 Tyrone Ploughman
Mulloy Gideon 19 Shetland Ag Labourer
Murray John 25 Lanark
Neil Hamilton 19 Lanark Labourer
O'Hara Samuel 16 Dublin Gardener
Putney Matthew 21 Lanark Plumber
Reid William 20 Shetland Ag Labourer
Riddell Alexander 19 Argyle Ag Labourer
Robb James 20 Lanark Joiner
Sapsley Andrew 17 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Sawson George 19 Shetland Fisherman
Simpson Robert 21 Derry House Painter
Sinclair John 23 Shetland Ag Labourer
Smith Charles 23 Edinburgh Plumber
Wallace Arthur 19 Antrim Ploughman
Willison Alexander 24 Lanark Labourer
Winton William 20 Lanark Labourer
Single Women
Ballantyne Jane 30 Tyrone Cook
Bery Jane 32 Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Boyle Bridget 22 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Brown Margaret A 20 Tyrone Dairymaid
Burns Jane 20 Renfrew Domestic Servant
Callaghan Bridget 30 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Callaghan Mary 20 Londonderry Domestic Servant
Campbell Mary 22 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Carr Ann 31 Aberdeen Farm Servant
Clark Margaret 20 Tyrone Cook
Colvin Ann 19 Lanark Domestic Servant
Colvin Helen 21 Ayr Domestic Servant
Crosson Catherine 25 Lanark Domestic Servant
Duncan Sophia 35 Lanark Domestic Servant
Fraser Margaret 38 Aberdeen Farm Servant
Loughrey Mary A 30 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Malcolm Jane 20 Renfrew Domestic Servant
McArthur Catherine 25 Fifeshire Domestic Servant
McCartney Jane 23 Lanark Domestic Servant
McClure Mary A 26 Tyrone Domestic Servant
McConnell Isabella 21 Tyrone Domestic Servant
McCullough Jane 19 Antrim Domestic Servant
McDonald Dolina 18 Lanark Domestic Servant
McIntyre Janet 43 Edinburgh Nurse
McKay Alexandrina 29 Ross Housemaid
Nicol Martha 19 Stirlingshire Domestic Servant
Paterson Mary 18 Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Paterson Helen 27 Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Sapsley Margaret J. 21 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Simpson Margaret 32 Lanark Domestic Servant
Simpson Eliza S 26 Derry Domestic Servant
Spalding Margaret 20 Lanark Tailoress
Thompson Bridget 21 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Mary 23 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Waldie Clara 17 Lanark Nurse
Watson Isabella H. 20 Lanark Domestic Servant

                           

MOORE Family:
William Moore [aged 22], occupation -  ploughman,  miner. First wife Margaret Jane, nee STEVENSON [aged 21], married in Co Donegal, Ireland they came over in the Mairi Bhan together and settled in Roxburgh, Central Otago where their first child Mary Ann Moore was born in 1875. William’s wife Margaret died in 1876 of osteomalacia (softening of the bones/vitamin D deficiency).   In 1881 William married for the second time to Amelia Mary STRINGER from Surrey, England. Their (seven) children were named William Samuel, John, Robert, Lily Ethel, Amelia, Emma, and Gladys MOORE. William died at the age of 60  in Dunedin. He is buried in the Roxburgh Cemetary. If you have a connection with this family or wish to know more, please contact
Margaret Moore.

                   

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999, 2000, 2001

Reference:
Archives New Zealand IM15/137

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