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Merope
Ship:1053 tons
Captain: J Sutherland
Surgeon Superintendent: John Hassard
Sailed Plymouth July 1st 1875 - arrived Timaru September 23rd 1875

                                                                      Lyttelton September 26th 1875

The beautiful clipper Merope was built in 1870 for the Shaw Savill Co., and after completing eighteen voyages to New Zealand was destroyed by fire when Homeward bound from Lyttelton in 1890. She was a full-rigged ship on 1050 tons until early in the eighties, when she was rigged as a barque. The Merope sailed mostly from London Docks, but on several occasions departed from Glasgow. When the ship was launched in 1870, Captain Henry Rose was placed in command and on the passage of the following year made a sensational run to Lyttelton.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Merope - Timaru
Arrival of the Merope - Lyttelton
Doctors report of the voyage
Poems of the voyage

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Campbell Mr
Mrs
Gorton Mr
Kowlett Mr
Kay Mr
Leask Mr
Mrs
Leask R.
Lowe Mr
Mrs
4 children
Maquire Mr
Smith Mr
Sumner Mr
Temple Mr
Second Cabin Passengers
Wotherspoon Mr
Mrs
11 children
Paying Steerage Passengers
Bishop George 40
Mary 41
Mark 12
Elizabeth 5
Bowden William 29
Mary 21
Frederick 19
Bussell John 41
Susan 37
William 17
Mary 16
Agnes 14
John 12
Thomas 11
Edwain 9
Kate 7
Bertha 5
Clara 3
Alice 6 months
Fisher George 24
Jessie 25
Harry
Giles Joseph 29
Sarah 27
John 5
Samuel 2
Government Assisted Immigrants
Families & Children
Batton William 21 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Jessie 22
Burborough Joseph 47 Oxfordshire Labourer
Elizabeth 44
James 19 T/F to single men
William 16 T/F to single men
Mary 14 T/F to single women
John 11
Thomas 4
Drake Edward 41 Nottinghamshire Labourer
Catherine 33
Edward 17 T/F to single men
Sarah 15 T/F to single men
Reuben 2
Fifield Jonas 35 Oxfordshire Labourer
Caroline 35
William 14 T'F to single men
Fanny 8
John 7
Elizabeth 3
Joseph 8 months
Fifield John 38 Oxfordshire Labourer
Ann 40
Edward J 18 T/F to single men
Sarah J 15 T/F to single men
Joseph 13 T/F to single men
Ellen 6
Amy 3
Hulbert Alfred 23 Wiltshire Blacksmith
Emma M 22
Harton Thomas 28 Devonshire Sawyer
Sarah C 27
Thomas 6
Hawkey Tom 22 Cornwall Shoemaker
Jane 21
Hollow Henry N 26 Cornwall Joiner
Louisa J 24
Louisa N 3
Henry M 8 months
Jarvis John 31 Cornwall Navvy
Jane 31
Johns Frederick 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 18
Johnson Charles 22 Nottinghamshire Farm Labourer
Kate 22
Osborn C 6 months
Killworth George 23 Essex Farm Labourer
Jessie 20
Karton William 31 Devonshire Sawyer
Sophia 30
Frederick 6
Anne 4
Florence 3
Langford John 25 Kerry Labourer
Ellen 25
Bridget 6 months
Leahy B J F 25 Dublin Carpenter
Elizabeth 25
Mann Arthur B 23 Cornwall Labourer
Jinfor 24
Necklen William Jnr 37 Dorset Farm Labourer
Elizabeth A 26
Henry J 6
Elizabeth 2
Mary 5 months
Power Richard 26 Kings County Labourer
Mary A 23
Mary 2
Anne 1
Pye George 23 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 29
Mary J 8
George 5
Martha 3
Louisa 1
Roskilley George 22 Cornwall Butcher
Elizabeth 22
Sturges William 30 Northampton Labourer
Ann 24
Emily 9 months
Stanton William 28 Cornwall
Emily 24
Stone John 35 Kent Printer
Susannah C 38
Susannah C 11
John 9
Louisa M 8
George A 6
Harry 5
South George 35 Northampton Labourer
Susan 32
John 9
George 6
Alfred 3
William 8 months
Tee Thomas 48 Nottingham Farm Labourer
Mary 47
Lydia 17 T/F to single women
Clara 14 T/F to single women
Thomas 11
David 9
Ada 7
Thomas John 35 Monmouth Farm Labourer
Susannah 35
Elizabeth 3
William A 1
Triggs John 39 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth A 33
Annie 9
Uren William 26 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary 24
Treffery George 26 Devonshire Labourer
Amelia 28
Olvelina 3
Charlotte 10 months
Wakelin Henry 32 Northampton Farm Labourer
Jane 23
George 3
Martha 1
Warren Thomas F 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Alice 22
Elizabeth A Infant
Watts David 26 Berkshire Carpenter
Charlotte 27
William 2
Harry 1
Whealon Martin 34 County Clare Farm Labourer
Mary 31
Kate 16 T/F to single women
James 14 T/F to single men
Morty 13 T/F to single men
John 10
Bridget 5
Whittaker William J 21 Yorkshire Tailor
Fanny 19
Colonial Nominated Families & Children
Beswick Karl 26 Cornwall Blacksmith
Maria 20
Ellis Mark 23 Yorkshire Plasterer
Hannah 23
George Frank 29 Surrey Hair Dresser
Ada 22
Ada 6 months
Single Men
Adkins George 17 Carpenter
Barrey Michel 23 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Bennett Charles 24 Yorkshire Brickmaker
Frank 21 Yorkshire Sawyer
Bird Thomas 19 Devon Farm Servant
Bowers 24Thomas 24 Carlow Farm Servant
Bowden Frederick 19 Devonshire Navvy
Burborough James 19 Oxfordshire Labourer
William 16 Oxfordshire Labourer
Burgess John 20 Antrim Porter
Byrne John 23 Carlow Farmer
Cahill Laurence 24 Galway
Michel 21 Galway Farm Labourer
Coffey James 24 Kerry Farm Labourer
Commins John 28 Galway Farm Labourer
Condle William 21 Carlow Labourer
Corbett Robert 23 Down Farm Labourer
Cronin William 15 Cork Herdsman
Dwyer John 22 Kings County Labourer
Fannen John 27 Carlow Farmer
Fennessey Thomas 22 Cork Farm Labourer
Fifield Edward J 18 Oxfordshire Carpenter
Joseph 13 Oxfordshire
Finch William 27 Essex Farm Labourer
Ford William 25 Down Ploughman
Gunning Hugh 21 Down Farm Labourer
Gilmour John 26 Down Farm Labourer
Grenfell Richard 21 Cornwall Carpenter
Hall William 20 Farm Labourer
Hanna Alexander 20 Down Farm Labourer
Harvey Frederick 22 Essex Platelayer
Hennessy James 22 Carlow Labourer
Hortop Charles 20 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Hosking Uter 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Hudson William 18 Oxfordshire Farm Labourer
Hume Arthur 26 Wicklow Farm Labourer
Hyde Isaac 34 Navvy
Keane Joseph John 21 Cornwall Labourer
Kerr William 31 Armagh Labourer
Kirby Osmyn 22 Farm Labourer
Mahoney Dan 21 Cork Farm Labourer
Marsden Frederick 22 Yorkshire Brickmaker
McGonigle Daniel 24 Donegal Constable
Mitchell Samuel 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Thomas 19 Cornwall Farm Labourer
O'Connell Patrick 25 Farm Labourer
O'Leary John 20 Cork Ploughman
O'Neil Alexander 23 Farm Labourer
Alexander 20 Farm Labourer
Peach Alfred George 20 Dorset Labourer
Pound Thomas 21 Kings County Labourer
Prior Reuben 28 Farm Labourer
Purcell John 26 Kings County Labourer
Richards Phillip 20 Farm Labourer
Rothwell Henry 22 Carlow Labourer
Rowe James L 21 Blacksmith
Scannell Michael William 22 Farm Labourer
Seward William 28 Devonshire Dairyman
Shanks John 21 Down Labourer
Skedgwell William 20 Devonshire Labourer
Spence Samuel 30 Down Labourer
Sullivan Cornelius 22 Cork Farm Labourer
Taylor David 20 Down Farm Labourer
Thomas Thomas R 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Uren John Henry 19 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Warren Jonathan 18 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Whittingham William 27 Blacksmith
Williams Henry 23 Cornwall General Labourer
Williams John 19 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Willoughby William 30 Kilkenny Carpenter
Worth Thomas 47 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Thomas B 18 Cornwall Farm Labourer
William John 6 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Colonial Nominated Single Men
Sullivan John 20 Kerry Farm Labourer
Single Women
Andrews Ellen 17 Housemaid
Bartrup (Bartropp) Ellen 40 Housemaid - Matron on board
Brown Nanny 21 Housemaid
Jessie 17 Servant
Carroll Jane 18 Servant
Caverby Mary 30 Laundress
Chegwidgen Eliza 27 Dairymaid
Cox Emily 16 Servant
Dodlin Clara 27 Housemaid
Dorothy Elizabeth 26 Servant
Dunstan Mary 22 Servant
Fennessey Catherine 20 Servant
Hosking Jane 36 Servant
Emily 14 Servant
Hunt Emmas 21 Wife
Emma 6 months
Lehant Melanie 22 Servant
O'Connell Margaret 20 Dairymaid
Preston Emily 24 Housemaid
Purcel Mary 17 Housemaid
Raynel Alexandrina 20 Servant
Smith Susie 20 Housemaid
Tangey Jane 21 Servant
Worth Ellen 22 Servant

                                             

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Reference:
Lyttleton Times September 27th 1875

Timaru Herald September 6th 1875
Archives New Zealand IMCH4/141