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Northfleet
Ship: 896 tons
Captain: N Penreath
Surgeon Superintendent:

Sailed London 17th September 1853 - arrived Wellington 14th December 1853
                                                                         Lyttelton 13th January 1854
                                                                           Auckland 2nd February 1854

Built on the Thames at London by Duncan Dunbar in 1852, Northfleet, a frigate-built ship of 896 tons, gained some fame as a fast sailer during the days of the China Trade. She seems to have continued this quality into her Colonial sailing days. The largest merchant vessel to enter Wellington up until 1853 she surprised Wellington residents in the morning light of December 14th of that year by arriving in the harbour 87 days out from London. On this voyage she brought out 300 passengers; 100 for Wellington and an equal number for Lyttelton (13/01/1854) and Auckland (02/02/1854).
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

This was the maiden voyage of the Northfleet. Following this she entered the China trade.

Our sincere thanks to John Holmes and Christine Pennell for contributing to this list.

NB: This is the best passenger list we have been able to compile. It has been taken from 2 different sources.

Name Age Bound for
Anslow Mr Auckland
Mrs
Arne B Wellington
Barand Mr F J Wellington
Barton Mrs R Auckland
Child
Bates Mr G A Wellington
Bills Mrs Cook to Major & Mrs Coote
Brittain M
Bunn Mr W Wellington
Calling C
Carter John Auckland
Maria
Clara
Maria F
Child Mr T Lyttelton
Coote Captain Henry Joseph 34 Wellington - Newly appointed Brigade Major, Wellington
Rhoda Carlton
Collyer Mr E H Auckland
Collinge Mr Wellington
Collins Mrs Lyttelton
Cox Charles Lyttelton
Cross Mr J Auckland
Mrs M
Dover Mr W Auckland
Drummond Jane
Dry Mr Auckland
Wife
Duncan Mr Wellington
Wife
Dutton Mr J Gardener to Major & Mrs Coote
Eades Mr Wellington
Wife
Fillett W Auckland
Child
Fery J
Fife Mr G Wellington
Grace John Wellington
Anna Maria
John Leybourne 18
Anna 17
Nathaniel 14
Thomas 12
Elizabeth 11
William Arthur 9
Mary Frances 5
Hall John 42 Wellington
Elizabeth 48
Ann Maria 9
Robert 8
Hayes W H Wellington
Mary
Kellett Mr Auckland
Mrs
Mary
Kinder Mr H Auckland
Langford Mr W Wellington
Lough Edwin Henry Lyttelton
Marehouse J
Mount Mr Lyttelton
Munday Mr Auckland
Wife
Child
Child
Child
Onslow A
Onslow T
Orton Mr Lyttelton
Wife Lyttelton
Child
Child
Overington Eliza Servant to Major & Mrs Coote
Pickett Charles Auckland
Pepperill Thomas Lyttelton
Marianne
Porter Mr J H Lyttelton
Read Mr A Auckland
Roe Mrs Wellington
Child
Child
Child
Scott Mr Lyttelton
Wife
Child
Child
Child
Child
Stone J
Suckling Mr J Wellington
Taylor G Lyttelton
Mrs
Child
Child
Child
Child
Child
Tenny Mr Auckland
Thomson Mr G Lyttelton
Thomson J (Child) Child Lyttelton
Tyler Mr H W Auckland
Webb Mary
White Mr Wellington
Wife
Child
Child
William F
Wilson Mr Wellington
Wilson Mr
Wife
Child
Child
Child
Wortley Honorable J S Wellington
Wife

                          

HALL family:
John Hall had been working for the Coast Guard in Kent and Suffolk , England since 1838. The Hall family settled in Greytown, Wairarapa.  Ann Maria married Luke Hobman and Robert married Henrietta Judd on 16 November 1868. For further information please contact Christine Pennell.

                          

THOMAS PAPPRILL:
THOMAS PAPPRILL (spelt Pepperill on this list) born Holborn, London 1834, solicitors' clerk. Travelled to Lyttelton on this voyage with sister Marianne (reference Papprill Family Bible). Jubliee Issue of "Weekly News" 1900 has a portrait of Thomas and reference to his arrival on this voyage. He and his brother JOSEPH WILLIAM ("Cornwall" 1851) were licensees of the Sawyers Arms, Papanui until c. 1860. Joseph moved to Rangiora Arms and Thomas became a solicitors clerk, Christchurch. Died 1904. Their parents Joseph and Marianne emigrated on the "Phillip Laing" 1856. Joseph was a tailor in Christchurch. His wife Marianne was born 1803 in Hamburg, daughter of Thomas Harbridge, English Teacher. Another son of Joseph Snr. was Silas - believed to have been on Phillip Laing voyage, although the Family Bible says "Northfleet". Silas developed a telephone system about the time Bell patented his (reference Post Office Archives). Papprill ancestry in London and Essex and descendants have been documented including some descendants of Silas who were went to Australia with their mother. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Adrian & Maggie.

                          

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Reference:
Archives New Zealand
Wellington Public Library