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Minerva
Barque: 691 tons
Captain: McBrath
Departed Gravesend 1st July 1847 - arrived Auckland 8th  October 1847

The Minerva was the second Detachment of Fencibles.
Captain Charles Henry Montressor Smith of the 55th Regiment.
Surgeon Dr Mahon.
Also on board were Major General and Mrs Pitt and eight children and Captain and Mrs Greenwood and their sons.

Name Where Born Rank Regiment
Allington / Adlington William Private 97th Reg.
Ellen
1 child
Armstrong William Dublin Private 29th Reg.
Single Md Auck.
Ashurst Henry Ashton in the Willows Private 9th Reg.
Mary
Bailey /Bayley Thomas Enfield, Middlesex Private 4th Reg.
Mary
2 children
Barrett Peter Cork Private 50th Reg.
Sarah
3 children
Barry William H. Private - Sergeant of Fencibles 47th Reg.
Mary
5 children
Behan / Bohan William Private 86th Reg.
Single
Billey John Barbados, West Indies Private 58th Reg.
Ellen
Burrell / Birrell Charles Private 53rd Reg.
Maria
Ellen
Jane
Brady Peter Dublin Corporal 31st Reg.
Margaret
Brennan Patrick Dublin Private 15th Hussars
Single
Cain Robert St Barrys, Cork Private 17th Reg.
Wife
4 children
Carter James Preston, Lancashire Private 60th Reg.
Mary
Jane
John
Robert
James
Chandler William St George's, Middlesex Private Royal Marines
Maria
1 child
Clarke /Clark John Chewton, Kent Private 57th Reg.
Catherine
Clapson William Private 40th Reg.
Single
Collins John Crompton, Lancashire Private 84th Reg.
Elizabeth
John James
Conlan /Connell Anthony Kilmore, Co. Mayo Corporal 27th Reg.
Isabella
Cummins John Tynan, Armagh Private 10th Reg. Newfoundland Co
Single
Curley Michael Annaduff, Leitrim Private 28th Reg.
Ellen
Dalton David Chelsea Private 41th Reg.
Amelia
Henry
Amelia
Eliza
Doughty / Dougherty Joseph Private 20th Reg.
Winifred
2 children
Dowd Patrick Easky, Sligo Private 97th Reg.
Anna
Son
Sarah
Charles
John
Durrant Elisha Private 44th Reg.
Ann
Elwood John Kilmonash, Kilkenny Private 16th Reg.
Dorah
1 child
English Joseph St Johns, Limerick Private 60th Reg.
Sarah
Edward
Helen
Mary Ann
Sarah
Patrick Joseph
Farrell Byran Private 51st Reg.
Margaret
Thomas
Agnes
Margaret
Henry
Fitzpatrick Patrick Galmoy, Kilkenny Sergeant 31st Reg.
Ann
Forsyth Thomas Sergeant 17th Reg.
Wife
2 children
Fraser Donald Private 54th Reg.
Single
Fraser William Edenkillie, Co Moray Private 42nd Reg.
Elizabeth
Gerahty Thomas Castlebar, Co. Mayo Private 10th Reg.
Jane
4 children
Gilmour William Glasgow Private Royal Engineers
Married
Glynn / Glenn Peter Private 5th Reg.
Ellen
Wynifred
Greenwood Joseph Scotland Captain 31st Reg. Appointed Major of Brigade for NZ 1847
Catherine
Colin Halskeith
Hardy John Tuttenhill, Chester Private 1st Reg.
Catherine
4 children
Hare Charles Ballymore, Armagh Private 26th Reg.
Hannah
3 children
Harrop William Stockport, Chester Gunner Royal Marines
Widower
William
Joseph
Hartnell / Harnett Thomas Private 87th Reg.
Wife
Hatfield John Private 99th Reg.
Wife
1 child
Healy Michael Sligo Private 53rd Reg.
Winifred
Thomas
Winifred
Kelly Martin Private 21th Reg.
Mary
John
Martin
Lord Michael Rochdale, Lancashire Corporal 80th Reg.
Anne
Edmund
Susan
Michael
James
Mary Anne
Lovett George Belfast Private 88th Reg.
Margaret
William
John
Margaret
Lydon Michael Dunmore, Galway Private 40th Reg.
Jane
John
Lynch John St. Johns, Limerick Private 36th Reg. Newfoundland Co.
Elizabeth
Lynch Owen Private 37th Reg.
Catherine
Marsh George Tattenhall, Chester Private 2nd Reg.
Wife
1 child
McCawley/McCaulry William Derry Private Royal Artillery
Dorothy
Jane
William
Thomas
Mary Ann
McEntire Andrew Private Louth Militia
Ann
1 child
McIntyre / McEntyre John Paisley, Renfrew Private Royal Marines
Elizabeth
Catherine
Elizabeth
John
Jane
McEwen /McKewen Alexander Private 60th Reg.
Margaret
McLaren James Stirling Private 5th Batt.
Martha
Matilda
McMillan William Paisley Private 26th Reg.
Wife
Thomas
Moran Archibald Private 60th Reg.
Susan
Barbara
Margaret
John
Morse / Moss James Chapstone, Gloucester Private Royal Marines
Single
Mullany Michael Churn Private 3rd Reg.
Single
Murphy Walter Beagh, Galway Private 59th Reg.
Catherine
John
Bridget
Catherine
O'Leary Dennis Private 81st Reg.
Bridget
Maria
Paton / Paten John Glasgow Private 92nd Reg.
Jane
Elizabeth
Margaret
Jane
Mary
Pitt George Dean Major-general 96th Reg.
Widower
George Dean
William
Emelia
Louisa
Charlotte
Pritchard /Pritchard John James Linton, Hereford Private 54th Reg.
Mary
Herbert
Louisa
Catherine
Rice Michael Armagh Private Rifle Brigade
Agnes
James
Margaret
John
Ellen
Michael
Robertson Robert Dedlestone Private 28th Reg.
Wife
Robinson Thomas Kent Sergeant Royal Marines
Margaret
Henrietta
Jane
Roycroft / Rycroft Robert Carlow, Londonderry Private 42nd Reg.
Jane
Margaret
Isabella
John
Shaw Joseph London Private Royal Marines
Single
Smith Charles H. Montressor Captain 55th Reg.
Caroline
Speere / Speares Richard Newbliss, Co. Monaghan Private 58th Reg.
Rebecca
Richard
Thomas
Sutcliffe William Hoole, Lancashire Private 17th Reg.
Anne
John
Tierney Matthew Private 27th Reg.
Sarah Ann
2 children
Timmins Samuel G. Wolverhampton ? Private 39th Reg.
Single
Trimmer John Private 53rd Reg.
Margaret
5 children
Vesty Samuel Ashlow in the Willows, Lanc Private 47th Reg.
Mary
Matthew Samuel
Waddell / Waddel William Parkhead, Lanark Private 74th Reg.
Maria
William
Agnes
Malinda
Sarah
Maria
Wadman George Gloucester Sergeant Rifle Brigade
Sarah
2 children
Walsh Charles Private 99th Reg.
Catherine
4 children
Walter John Private 10th Reg.
Margaret
Weir William Private 26th Reg.
Single
White James Messina, Sicily Private 74th Reg.
Sarah Ann
Charles
John
George
Walter
Louisa
Whitmore Charles Brackley, Northampshire Private Royal Marines
Sarah
2 children