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Barque: 407 tons
Captain: John Hedley
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London July 19th 1849 - arrived Auckland November 26th 1849

Our sincere thanks to Geraldine Dunwoodie for this passenger list.

Arrival of the Thames

Name Age County Occupation
Anderson Agnes
Barker Reverend
Clark Archibald
4 children
Clark Andrew
Cornet Margaret
Fitzgerald Mr
Holland Mr
3 children
John Mr
Lanfear Reverend
Lusk Robert Baillie 51
Robert 25
Jessie Hart 19
Daniel Henderson 16
Hugh Hart 11
Isabella Mary 9
Maban Mr
Parry Margaret
Robertson Mrs
Whytlaw Mr
2 children

LUSK family:
Robert Baillie Lusk was educated in Greenock, became a stationer and bookseller, and later he had a millboard mill in Carron Grove, Stirlingshire.  This mill was lost in a fire in January 1841, after which he and his family moved to Glasgow.  Four months later his wife Jessie (nee Hart) died, when the youngest child was only 6 months old, leaving Robert with 5 living children from 9 births.  In September 1849 he left from Gravesend for New Zealand.  He was very involved in life of the early community in Auckland - Provincial Accountant and Immigration Officer, J.P., first Provincial Treasurer, farmer, and one obituary said he could be regarded as “in every respect the patriarch of the Church (Anglican) in this diocese”.  He is buried at Devonport.  Two of his children, Robert and Jessie, didn’t marry; Daniel Henderson Lusk married Ellen Harriet Butler; Hugh Hart Lusk married Ellen’s sister Mary Anne Butler; Isabella Mary Lusk married Shirley Whitfield Hill. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Geraldine Dunwoodie.


Copyright Denise & Peter 2002

The New Zealander November 28th 1849