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Ship: 1123 tons
Captain: R Peek
Suregon Superintendent: Dr Charles Stackpoole
Sailed London June 6th 1877 - arrived Lyttelton September 3rd 1877

A vessel that was very well known in the New Zealand trade - more so in the South than in Auckland to which port she made three trips - was the new Zealand Shipping Company's ship Waimate, 1123 tons, which held the record for the fastest passage, London to Lyttelton, during the 30 from years 1870 to 1900. She was built by Mrssers J Blumer and Co., Sunderland. In all the Waimate made 22 voyages to New Zealand; three to Auckland, ten to Lyttelton, eight to Dunedin and one to Wellington.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Our thanks to Jock McIntyre for helping in the compilation of this list.

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Anderson John
Ashby Francis
Brodi James M
Haskin Edward
Wilson William
Wood J H
Second Cabin Passengers
Badham Florence
Dudham Samuel
Jones Edward
Matthews Robert
Medley Hubert
Spicer Thomas
Spiller John
Thomas Rees
Families & Children
Attro George
Carter Daniel
Qualmer Henry
Sloan Patrick
Families & Children - Selected by the Emigrant & Colonist Aid Corporation
Bauckman Arthur 28 Essex Carpenter
Julia M 30
Rosa Julia 1
Claridge Charles 23 Glostershire Labourer
Amelia 19
Curtis Daniel 27 Kent Farm Labourer
Hannah 22
Charles 1
Dyke John Vincent 30 Middlesex Farmer
Mary Ann 26
Henry V 4
Isabel G 9 months
Fanthorpe James 39 Lincolnshire Farmer
Anne 40
Rose Ann 16 T/F to single women
Harriett 14 T/F to single women
Charles 12 T/F to single men
Fred 10
Minnie 7
Edward 4
Lillian 1 month
Fraser Donald 46 Inverness Farmer
Margaret 48
Maggie 22 T/F to single women
James 19 T/F to single men
Alexander 17 T/F to single men
Katherine 16 T/F to single women
Ellen 11
James 49 T/F to single men Farmer
Jennie 9
Gregory Edward 53 Lancashire Carpenter
Mary Ann 48
Ellen E 25
Marion I 21 T/F to single women
Charles A 14 T/F to single men
Alice F 11 T/F to single women
Florence G 9
Edith M 7
Train Frederick 30 Yorkshire Carpenter
Sarah 29
Sarah 8
Fred 7
Buchanan 6
Maggie 4
Single Men
Benjamin Henry
Bignall Arthur
Chapman Alfred D
Dugan James
Leishman Septimus
Mansure Robert
Reynolds Frederic
Rignall Arthur
Turner Ambrose
Wright John
Single Men - Selected by the Emigrant & Colonist Aid Corporation
Batterbee William 22 Surrey Carpenter
Delmalle Gerald 28 Belgium Carpenter
Fanthorpe Charles 12 Lincolnshire
Fraser James 19 Inverness Tinsmith
Alexander 17 Inverness Tinsmith
James 49 Inverness Farmer
Gregory Charles A 14 Lancashire
Hunt George A 21 Lincoln Farm Labourer
Single Women
Aores Emily
Fisquires Margaret
Lausley Emily
Marshall Rebecca
Richardson Mrs
Single Women - Selected by the Emigrant & Colonist Aid Corporation
Agnew Matilda 18 Yorkshire Milliner
Fanthorpe Rose Ann 16 Lincolnshire Servant
Harriett 14 Lincolnshire
Fraser Maggie 22 Inverness Servant
Katherine 16 Inverness Servant
Gregory Ellen E 25 Hertfordshire Nursery Governess
Marion I 21 Hertfordshire Nursery Governess

James Fanthorpe was the second child of Charles Fanthorpe and his second wife Mary Smith (nee Brumpton). He was born in Hallington, Lincolnshire on June 14th 1835. Records of his marriage, the births of his children and the Census records of 1851, 1861 and 1871 show that he moved around many of the small villages centering around Louth, in Lincolnshire, and is listed on all documents as being an agricultural labourer. On August 2nd 1858, James married Ann Mawer at Little Carlton, Lincolnshire. Ann, also known as Nancy, was born at Little Carlton, Lincolnshire on September 21st 1835, the daughter of Thomas Mawer and Ann Osbourne. James and Nancy Fanthorpe had nine children, two of whom died prior to the family departing from England for New Zealand. Two daughters, Rose Ann and Harriett, went on to settle in Australia. The rest of the family settled in and around Kimbolton and Fielding, with many of the descendants still in that area. James died on September 8th 1904, and Nancy on November 20th 1923. Both are buried at Kimbolton. If you have an interest in either the Brumpton or Mawer families of Lincolnshire, or the Fanthorpe family in Lincolnshire, New Zealand or Australia please contact Dasha Brandt.


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Lyttelton Times September 1877