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Royal Albert
Ship: 662 tons
Captain: Norris
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London November 5th 1852 - arrived Otago March 6th 1853
                                                                                       Wellington March 30th 1853

                                                                             Nelson May 18th 1853

Name Age County Occupation
Steerage Passengers
Aykin W
Botterill J
Botts J E
Buck
J
Burnand J H
Burnand Mr
Mrs
Carty Charles
Mary
Charles 25
John 24
Mary Ann 22
Elizabeth 19
James 18
Julie Mary 15
Catherine 12
Joseph 4
Crossman A A G
G
S
Davidson Mr
Mrs
Dixon M
Dixon Mr
Mrs
3 children
Farmer W
Fawcett Joseph
Hall T
Hall Mrs
Hilbourne J
Hunter Mrs
Johnson Miss
Johnston Mrs E
Levy Mr
Mrs
McCalee
McDonald Mr
Mrs
Natrass Mr
Mrs
Miss
Nichol M
Nicholas J
Nix William Parfitt
Mary Ann
Lewis
John William Born at sea
Ogilvy Mr
Mrs
Miss
Oxford Miss
Parker T
Rutland Mrs
5 children
Sedcole E
Smith John
Speid Alexander Bound for Otago
Marjory 19 Married William Barr 1854
James 17
Jean 15
William 14
Helen 11
John 9
Agnes 7
Elizabeth 6
Stevens E
Stevens Mr
Mrs
3 children
Walker J
Watson W
Williams G
H
J
                               
SPEID family:
Alexander Speid is listed on the 'Royal Albert' journey to Port Chalmers (Nov 1852 - Mar 1853). He had married Agnes Lyall in Berwickshire, Scotland and they had nine children. Circa 1850 Agnes died and in 1852 widower Alexander sailed to Nes Zealand with eight of his Children, ranging in age from 6 to 19. They were:
Marjory aged 19 (Married William Barr, from the ship 'Philip Laing' in Dunedin 1854
James aged 17
Jean aged 15
William aged 14
Helen aged 11
John aged 9
Agnes aged 7
Elizabeth aged 6
Alexanders eldest daughter, Margaret, had married James Oliver in Scotland, 1848. This couple, along with their own four children, sailed later to New Zealand circa 1856. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Rachel Thompson.

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Reference:
Wellington Public Library