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Philip Laing
Barque: 459 tons
Captain: Andrew Jamieson Elles
Surgeon Superintendent: Robert Ramsey
Sailed Greenock 23 November 1847 - arrived Port Chalmers 15th April 1848

                                                                         Wellington 19th June 1848

Name Age Occupation Comments
Chief Cabin Passengers
Blackie James 27 Teacher Bound for Otago
Burns Reverend Thomas 51 Minister Free Church of Scotland Bound for Otago
Clementina 43
Arthur John 17
Clementina 15
Jane 12
Annie 8
Francis 6
Agnes 8 months
Carnegie John de la Condamine 19 Married on board Bound for Otago
Emma Sarah 20
Donaldson Robert 21 Farmer Bound for Otago
Paid Steerage
Brown John 37 Mason Bound for Wellington
Agnes 32
Janet 6
Isabel 4
1
Bruce Alexander Hogg 22 Teacher Bound for Wellington
Chalmers Alexander 31 Baker Bound for Otago
Jane 27
Alexander 7
Michael Willis 2
Mahon Alexander 42 Farm Servant Bound for Otago
Catherine 43
Catherine 14
Robert 11
McDermid Hugh 28 Wright Bound for Otago
Margaret 20
McDairmid Francis 45 Farmer Bound for Otago
McDairmid William 20 Farmer Bound for Otago
Mereth Andrew Joiner
Mercer Andrew 19 Farmer Bound for Otago
Ross George 27 Shipbuilder Bound for Otago
Tweedale James 20 Joiner Bound for Wellington
Williamson James 48 Farmer Bound for Otago
Janet 40
John Mackie 13
Jane 13
George Mackie 6
James 4
Paid Steerage - Five women engaged as Servants to Cabin Passengers
Caradus Mary Ann Servant to Mrs Burns
Lorimer Ann 49 Servant - Sister to Mrs George Crawford
Milne Janet 24 Servant -
Patullo Jean 18 Servant to Burns family - Bound for Wellington
Robb Jemima Servant -
Assisted Steerage
Adam James 25 Shipwright Bound for Otago
Margaret 26
Helen 1
Aitken George 24 Agriculturist Bound for Wellington
Janet 21
Daughter 2
Barr John 38 Labourer Bound for Otago
Elizabeth 37
William 16 Labourer Married Marjory Speid 1854
John Jnr. 14 Labourer
Frances 12
Robert 5
Mary 3
Elizabeth 3 months
Bell John 25 Farm Servant Bound for Otago
Bower David 28 Gardener Bound for Otago
Jean 22
Breakie Hugh 22 Labourer Bound for Otago
Brown James 23 Calico Printer Bound for Otago
Hannah 21
Philip Elles Born on board
Buchanan Thomas 42 Weaver and Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 40
Gilbert 20
James 15
Ellen 9
John 7
David 4
Jessie 2
Buchanan John 46 Weaver and Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 40
Isabella 3
Jeanie 3 months
Buchanan James 44 Labourer Bound for Otago
Callander James 38 Labourer Bound for Otago
Jean 37
James Jnr 14
John 11
Alexander 8
Rebecca 2
Cameron Lewis 23 Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 20
Mary 3
Lewis 2 months
Carrick Robert 14 Labourer Bound for Otago
Christie James 49 Sawyer Bound for Otago
Mary 51
John 8
Christina 2
Crawford Charles 33 Agriculturist Bound for Otago
Elizabeth 32
George 11
Charles 9
Margaret 4
John 2
Elizabeth 4 months
Crawford George 44 Agricultural Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 46
Ann 21 Weaver
Jesse Isabella 18 Weaver
Peter 16 Labourer
Cuddie Thomas 25 Weaver Bound for Otago
Mary 24
Thomas Alexander 2
Alexander Thomas Burns Infant Born on board
Cunningham James 14 Weaver Bound for Otago
Dalziel Andrew 43 Weaver & Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 42
Elizabeth 11
Agnes 6 Twin
Jean 6 daughters
Thomas 2
Dickson Alexander 30 Plumber Bound for Otago
Duff William 29 Groom & Horse Breaker Bound for Otago
Mary Marshall 29
Adam Robert 4
Marion Walker 2
Elizabeth Marshall 2 months
Ferguson John Snr 49 Sawyer Bound for Otago
Helen 51
Ferguson John Jnr 27 Joiner Bound for Otago
Mary Ann 26
John 9 months
Gillies Robert 28 Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 28
Robert 8
John 6
Mary 4
Margaret 4 months
Hair James 25 Labourer
Margaret 21
Ann 3
Hastie Robert 35 Quarrier Bound for Otago
Janet 33
Hastie Thomas 15 Quarrier Nephew to Robert
Jaffray William 25 Shepherd Bound for Otago Married on board
Margaret 19
Kelloch James 38 Flesher Bound for Otago
Jemima 37
Kennedy James 19 Engraver Bound for Wellington
Livingston Andrew 21 Farm Servant Bound for Otago
Rebecca 22
? 1
Marshall Francis 38 Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 38
Matthew 14 Labourer
Margaret 11
Agnes 8
Francis 7
Alexander 5
Jean 2
Martin William 23 Gardener Bound for Otago
McDairmid Hugh 28 Wright
Wife 20
McDonald Archibald 31 Clerk or Teacher Bound for Otago
Janet 28
Christina Murray 8
Charles Paterson 4
John 1
McDonald
McDowall???
John 34 Farm Servant
29
3
2
McKay Thomas 33 Labourer Bound for Otago
Margaret 32
William 10
Thomas 7
Alexander Churton 4
McLean John 25 Agriculturist and Labourer Bound for Otago
Hannah 24
Mary 5
George 1
McLean Henry 20 Miner Bound for Otago
Miller David 27 Agriculturist
Marion 23
Son 11
Son 9
Daughter 4
Margaret 6 months
Mills John 29 Cabinetmaker - Widower Bound for Otago
Niven Dugald 38 Labourer Bound for Otago
Christina 37
Mary 13
Christina 11
William 2
David Elles Ramsay Infant Born on board
Park Gaven 22 Labourer Bound for Otago - Married on board
Grace 22
Patrick James 35 Quarrier Bound for Otago
Isabella 35
James 7
Margaret 5
Marion 2
Pollock William 26 Farm Servant Bound for Otago
Pollock Mary 19 Servant Bound for Otago
Pollock James 13 Baker Bound for Otago
Robertson Thomas 39 Mason Bound for Otago
Elizabeth 37
James 19 Mason
Jane 17 Domestic Servant
Elizabeth 16 Domestic Servant
Margaret 13 Domestic Servant
Agnes 10
Daughter 4
Robertson John 18 Carpenter Bound for Wellington
Seaton James 25 Mechanic Bound for Otago
Marion 25
Jessie Agnes 4
Marion 3
Sinclair Duncan 26 Joiner Bound for Otago
Agnes 25
Mary 5 months
Stevenson Isabella Blair 50 Widow Bound for Otago - MATRON on board
Ann 30
James 26 Agriculturist
John 22 Agriculturist
Jane 19 Married James Cullen per ship Bengal Merchant
Robert 15 Agriculturist
Stevenson William 28 Joiner and Glazier Bound for Otago
Rebecca 28
Stewart Robert 28 Servant Bound for Otago
Margaret 25
Robert 1
Thorburn James Engineer Bound for Otago
Helen 25
Alexander 3
Thorburn Robert 19 Farm Servant Bound for Wellington - Brother to James
Thorburn Andrew 17 Farm Servant Bound for Wellington -
Brother to James
Todd John Boyle 16 Compositor and Labourer. Bound for Otago
Turnbull George 25 Agricultural Labourer Bound for Otago
Ure James 27 Brick Tile Maker Bound for Otago
Elizabeth 27
James Street 7
Wallace John 38 Shipwright Bound for Otago
Letitia 34
Letitia 13
Elizabeth 8
Samuel 6
Watson Alexander 38 Sawyer Bound for Otago
Jean 40
Walter 4
Watson Andrew Giels 26 Cooper Bound for Otago
Janet 20
Weatherburn William 34 Mason & Shoemaker Bound for Otago
Winton William 37 Farm Servant Bound for Otago
Jean 35
Helen 16 Farm Servant
Thomas 14 Farm Servant
Jean 11
John 9
David 2
            

Mrs Stewart & Mrs Soutter:
Believed to have been the oldest emigrants in the British Empire, two Scotswomen who took part in the "communal" settlement scheme which resulted in the foundation of the Province of Otago, New Zealand, have just died. They were Mrs Mary Stewart aged 91, and Mrs J L Soutter, aged 93. They were the two babies of the sailing ship Philip Laing which left Greenock on November 23, 1847, carrying a party of Scottish settlers. Thanks to Robyn who transcribed this from "The Times" November 5th 1938.

Copyright Denise & Peter 2000 - 2006

Reference:
Archives New Zealand NZC 34/3 p27