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Sir Charles Forbes
Barque: 363 tons
Captain: Thomas Bacon
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr William Henry Kater
Sailed London May 1st 1842 - arrived Nelson August 22nd 1842

Sir Charles Forbes, 363 tons, Captain Bacon, from London, arrived 22nd August. This vessel made the passage in 96 days and brought out 187 passengers, including Mr A Domett.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Note on original passenger list:
With respect to the embarkation return of emigrants on board the "Sir Charles Forbes" in May 1842, it appears that DanL the son of George Moulder aged 6 years and Thomas the infant child of Mrs Maddox under 1 year old who to my knowledge were on board, are omitted in the Surgeons return.
                                                                                                                              H J Alston
                                                                                                                                    7 May 1842

This was the first ship to sail from London to Nelson direct.

Name Age Profession
Cabin Passengers
Domett Alfred 31 Gentleman
Hippesley William Frederick Gentleman
Kater William Henry Surgeon
Immigrant Passengers
Alder Samuel 23 Carpenter
Cecilia 23
Alexander Helen 17 Dressmaker
Atkins Thomas 32 Farm Labourer
Jane 28
Avery John 32 Farm Labourer
Eliza 24
Avis James 26 Miner & Lime Burner
Ann 26
Martha 3
Best Charles 23 Agricultural Labourer & Shepherd
Ann 22
Daniel Infant
Best Job 21 Agricultural Labourer
Eliza 23
Booth Charles Fane 36 Gardener  Warehouseman
Lucy 37
James 13
Sarah 11
William 5
Bowen Michael 27 Blacksmith & Agricultural Labourer
Hannah 28
David 3
Bowes Jackson 30 Carpenter & Joiner
Sarah 35
John 3
Thomas Infant
Browne John 32 Sawyer
Harriett 35
Sarah 10
Mary Ann 9
Ellen 8
William 1
Browne William 22 Sawyer
Louisa 22
Callow Robert 35 Stonecutter & mason
Emily 22
Carter William 22 Plumber
Sarah Ann 24
William Albert Infant
Chamberlain John 23 Agricultural Labourer
Caroline 23
Caroline 1
Couch John 23 Carpenter
Constable on board
Jemima 19
Field Charles 23 Smith
Elizabeth 24
Flower William 39 Sawyer
Elizabeth 38
Susannah 17 Sempstress & Servant
Rhoda 14 Sempstress
Goldsack Redman 28 Blacksmith
Elizabeth 26
Graham John Simpson 36 Farm Labourer
Jane 35 Hospital assistant on board
Edward Buckham 18 Enginewright
Elizabeth 16 Servant
Sarah 10
Griffin John 19 Farm Baliff & Servant
Grooby Edward 28 Gardener
Sarah 25
Harriett 3
John Infant
Grooby Francis 24 Gardener & Agricultural Labourer
Mary 25
Mary Ann 1
Humphreys Edwin 45 Carpenter
Mary 43
Mary 17 Sempstress & Servant
George 15 Stay maker.
Henry 13
Catherine 11
Harriett 8
Frank 4
Elizabeth 2
Humphreys John 30 Wheelwright
Eliza 29
John 5
George 3
Ives William 32 Shoemaker
Cook on board
Elizabeth 30
Caroline 9
Jackson Thomas 22 Bootmaker
Caroline Elizabeth 21
Lewis George 27 Carpenter &  Wheelwright
Maddox Thomas 29 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 22
Thomas Infant
Mansell William 21 Bricklayer
Eliza 20
Miles Frederick William 29 Flax & Hemp Dresser
Elizabeth 25
Morley George 21 Carpenter & Joiner
Morley Eliza 18 Milliner & Dressmaker
Moulder George 33 Sawyer
Hannah 32
Daniel 6
Nailer William 27 Harness & Ropemaker
Constable on board
Mary Ann 28
Eliza 5
William 4
Nesbitt John 26 Blacksmith
Isabella 24
Thomas 3
Newport Joseph 36 Mason & Brickmaker -
Cook on board
Mary 25
Walter 13
Jesse 3
Owen Infant
Newport Samuel 37 Farm Labourer
Ann 35
James 15 Farm Labourer
Joseph 14 Farm Labourer -
Maria 13
Mary Ann 10
Jane 8
Sarah 4
Martha 1
Newport Stephen 30 Farm Labourer
Leah 33
Lavinia 12
Jane 8
Rosa 6
Northham William 25 Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 27
Mary Ann 3
William Infant
Quinlan George 33 Agriculturist
Hospital assistant on board
Mary Ann 26
Ann 4
Amelia 2
Ranger James 30 Agricultural Labourer & Stock Mgr
Ann 26
Henry 2
Charlotte 8 mths
Roberts James 31 Cabinet Maker
Ann 34
Russ Job 22 Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth 17
Satherley William 24 Agricultural Labourer
Caroline 23
James 1
Small William 22 Carpenter & Bedstead Maker
Charlotte 21
Smith Isaac 32 Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Mary 30
Amelia 8
Georgiana 4
Smith Isaac 28 Farm Servant - assistant to Surgeon
Eleanor 19
John 8 Child of former marriage
Smith John 26 Carpenter
Spark Alexander 35 Tinplate & Zinc Worker
Jane 29
Margaret Jane Infant
Spark James 28 Tinplate & Zink Worker
Spittals John 32 Agricultural Labourer & Stock Mgr
Charlotte 25
Stallard William 25 Painter
Harriett 21
William 2
Stokes Edward 30 Agricultural Labourer
Mary Ann 29
Taylor John 25 Gardener
Constable on board
Ann 22
Tutty John 23 Bread & Biscuit Maker
Elizabeth 18
Williams Henry 33 Shoemaker
Caroline 29
                  

BROWNE family:
John and Harriett Browne and their family (Sarah, Mary Ann, Ellen and William), on the Sir Charles Forbes arrived at Nelson in 1842.  Don't know all that much about them yet, but I'm descended from their daughter Ellen, who married twice, first to Thomas CUMMINS (or CUMMINGS) in Nelson in 1853, and second to Alfred ALLPORT in Nelson in 1865 after Thomas CUMMINGS had died in 1863. When John Browne died in 1894 there was a coroner's inquest on his death, and the verdict was "dislocation of spine, accidental, knocked down by a bull"!  If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Margaret Robinson.

                 

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999, 2000

Reference:
Archives New Zealand NZC 34/2 p330

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