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Silistria
Ship: 642 tons
Captain: J McKay
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Glasgow October 4th 1861 - arrived Otago January 11th 1862

A ship of 642 tons, built in 1854, and later owned by D. Rose and Co., of Aberdeen, the Silistria made four voyages to Otago, bringing out a total of over 900 passengers from Scotland. On the first two voyages she was commanded by Captain J. Mackay. The first voyage was made in 1860, six years after the ship was launched. She sailed from the Clyde, and arrived at Port Chalmers on the 25th October, making the run in 91 days, port to port. In 1861 she sailed from Glasgow on the 4th October, and arrived at Port Chalmers on January 11th, 1862, after a pleasant passage of  99 days.
White Wings Sir Henry Brett

Our thanks to Jock McIntyre for transcribing this list.

Name Age County Occupation
Fare Paying Passengers
Families and Children
Barclay John
Mrs
Janet
Margaret
Cameron Alexander
Mrs
3 children
Hutcheson William
Mrs
Betsy Died on board
9 children
Lewis James Andrew
Mrs
5 children
Miller James
Mrs
Orr Thomas Died on board
Mrs
2 children
Thomson Andrew
Mrs
Single Men
Barclay James
Bayne Henry
Bethune D
Calder John
Craik Charles
Dunn George
Feenaughty Thomas
Lawrence
Forester Thomas
Forrester Edward Y
Gardner James
Glendinning William
Graham Robert
Gray Thomas
Gray Andrew
William
Grinley James
Hodge Archibald
Lewis James
McConnell Robert
McFarlane Andrew
McIntyre Lauchlan
McLean Angus
McLean James
Meek John
Muir William
Sutherland John
Donald
Single Women
Gray Janet
Hastie Mrs D H
4 children
Jamieson Ann
Lewis Barbara
Margaret
Isabella
McIntyre Isabella
Petrie Mrs
Thomson Mrs Grace
Assisted Immigrants
Families and Children
Bain George
Mrs Died on board
3 children
Brotherson William
Mrs
Bryson Francis
Mrs
Chisholm William
Mrs
Child
Cochrane William
Mrs
7 children
Colvin John
Mrs Died on board
Results of premature Birth
Infant Born and died on board
Premature Birth
Corrans George
Mrs
Dow Dubert
Mrs
Frew James
Janet
Margaret
Janet
Agnes Steel
Christina
William
George Francis
Archibald
Frew-Hardie John
Mrs
Gibb Walter
Mrs
Gilchrist Alexander
Mrs
6 children
Grant J Ross
Mrs
Infant son Born on board
Gray Matthew
Mrs
Gray William
Mrs
Child
Hood David
Mrs
Hutchison Francis
Benjamin
Jackson Ebenezer
Mrs
2 children
Key John
Mrs
5 children
McCallum Malcolm
Mrs
2 children
McEwen Robert
Mrs
McIntosh Hugh
Mrs
4 children
McIvor Farquhar
Mrs
Munro George
Mrs
2 children
Orcheston James
Mrs
3 children
Patrick Hugh
Mrs
Child
Reily James
Mrs
Child
Riordan John
Mrs
Child
Semple Alexander
Mrs
3 children
Infant son Born on board
Sime John
Mrs
4 children
Sinclair George
Mrs
Stevenson Alexander
Mrs
Janet Died on board
4 children
Wagstaff John
Mrs
Wright John
Mrs
Single Men
Booth David
Bowman Samuel
Brown James
Brown James
Bruce John
Burgess James
Burke Bartholomew
Thomas
Cavanagh Thomas
Chalmers Peter
Cochrane James
Conner Patrick
Cook Robert C
Cooper William
Cullinane John
Cumming Alexander
Dick John
Dunlop Alex
Easton Alexander
Elliot Thomas
Ferguson Robert
Fraser Thomas
Gemmel Robert
Gillies Thomas
Goley Patrick
Healy Brian
Hendry Francis
Hood Peter J
Howie James
Inches Peter
Joices Stephen A
Jordan John
Robb William Brodie
Macpherson William
Mathieson Thomas
Matthewson John
McDonald Donald
McGregor James
McKenzie Alexander
McLean Francis
McLeod Alexander
McNaioarn? John
Mee Elijah
Isaiah
Murchison John
Murphy Patrick
Newlands William
Orr Peter
Pirie James
Shields Robert
Skimming Lawrence
Smith Thomas
Taylor Robert
Thomson David
Thomson Archibald
C McAllister
Thomson James
Alexander
George
Single Women
Bayne Eleanor
Boyd Elizabeth
Campbell Ann
Finlay Elizabeth
Fleming Peter
Fyfe Ann
Gair Elizabeth
Gray Margaret
Ann Robertson
Hunter Christina
McDonald Jessie
Orr Martha
Ann
Pennan Janet
Russel Mary
Sinclair Mary
Thomson Helen
Thomson Catherine
Mary
Betsy
                    

A further death, that of Charles Hennessy, is listed but he doesn't appear in the passenger list.

Copyright Denise & Peter 2001 - 2002

Reference:
Otago Witness January 18th 1862

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