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William Bryan
Ship: 312 Tons
Captain: Alexander McLean
Surgeon Superintendent: Henry Weeks
Sailed Plymouth 19th November 1840 - arrived New Plymouth 30th March  1841

William Bryan was the first of the New Zealand (Plymouth) Company's ships to arrive at the settlement of New Plymouth. This pioneer vessel left Plymouth Sound, England on November 19th 1840 and anchored in Cloudy Bay, Cooks Strait on March 19th (20th in the NZC records) 1841. From here Mr Cutfield, who was in charge of the expedition, hired a cutter to take him to Wellington where he visited Colonel Wakefield. At his request, Mr Cutfield was given a Pilot to guide them to the Taranaki settlement. After receiving orders to make ready to proceed to Taranaki on March 25th, Willaim Bryan set sail three days later on March 28th and arrived on March 30th. Mr (Dicky) Barrett had arranged for the building of houses to accomodate the new arrivals and they commenced, almost immediately, to move their belongings to the site of the new town - New Plymouth.

Ages of children as written in the New Zealand Company records are not precise and are given as ranges.

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin & Intermediate Passengers
Aubrey Alexander 18 Esquire
Aubrey Frederick William 19 Esquire
Chilman Richard 24 Agent
Agnes 26
Cutfield George 40 Esquire
King Thomas 20 Agent
Weekes Henry 25 Surgeon
Steerage Passengers
Baily Enoch 38 Carpenter
Bray Thomas 31 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 32
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Girl 1 to 7
Brown Mary 18
Climo James 20
Mrs 19
Cowling William 28 Quarryman
Crocker John 35 Shipwright
Mrs 35
Girl 7 to 14
Girl 1 to 7
Girl 10 months
Curtis Samuel 26 Mason
Mrs 28
Dawe Arthur 45 Agricultural Labourer
Edgecumbe William 29 Labourer
Mrs 37
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 7 months
Faull Richard 35 Miner
Mrs 34
Boy 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Girl 1 to 7
French John 28 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 24
Girl 10 months
Gilbert Henry 29 Agricultural Labourer
Harper Henry 27 Miner
Mrs 24
Boy 1-7
Girl 1-7
Girl 11 months
Harris Edwin 32 Painter
Mrs 30
Boy 1 to 7
Girl 1 to 7
Girl 10 months
Harrison Valentine 40 Carpenter
W 35
Thomas 19
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 9 months
Henwood William 21 Millwright & Smith
Hicks John 22 Mason
Hoskin Peter 27 Sawyer
Inch Paul 31 Shoemaker
Mrs 33
Girl 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
James John 27 Blacksmith
Jury Jesse 37 Sawyer
Mrs 32
Boy 14 to 15
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Girl 1 to 7
Henry Justin 10 months
Lye John 40 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 38
Ann 19
Mary 17
William 16 Agricultural Labourer
Edward 7 to 14
John 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Marshall William 37 Cornwall Agricultural Labourer
Mary 36
Mary 18
William 6
Samuel 4
Edward 2
Medland Edwin 24 Plumber
Nairne John 43 Gardener
Mrs 44
Elizabeth 21
Francis Edward 19 Gardener
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Pearn Jonathan 34 Carpenter
Mrs 36
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Girl 1 to 7
Infant 4 months
Pepperell Nicholas 41 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 38
John 17 Agricultural Labourer
Boy 14 to 15
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 1 month
Phillips Ann 36 Widow
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Phillips Ann (Jnr) 17
Richard 15 Agricultural Labourer
Putt Richard 47 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 49
Ann 23 Straw Plaiter
Catherine 20
John 17 Agricultural Labourer
Boy 14 to 15
Girl 7 to 14
Reed Nathaniel 28 Agricultural Labourer
Revell Samuel 45 Agricultural Labourer
Mrs 32
Mary Ann 21
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 10 months
Rowe Richard 27 Agricultural Labourer
Shaw James 21 Carpenter
Sarteen Edward 22 Wheelwright
Mrs 21
Boy 1 to 7
Boy 3 months
Tucker Edward 50 Agricultural Labourer
Jane 47
Edward Jnr 17 Agricultural Labourer
Boy 7 to 14
Boy 7 to 14
Girl 7 to 14
Boy 1 to 7
Boy
Girl

PUTT family:
Richard Putt’s ancestry goes back to about 1470 in England.  He was born in 1793 in England and married Elizabeth Cook  (born about 1791 in England) in 1817, England.  Richard came to New Zealand on the ship “William Bryan” in 1840 and died in 1881 in New Plymouth.  Elizabeth died in 1874 in New Plymouth. They came with their children Ann, Catherine, John, another son, and Elizabeth who was 9 years old at the time. Elizabeth Putt was born on the 20th of March in 1831 in Aveton Gifford, England.  She died on the 24th of August, 1916 in New Plymouth. John and Elizabeth had 11 children.  Frederick, William, Helen, Harvey, Alice, John, Walter, Elizabeth, Ernest, Blanche, and Anabella. William Loveridge (born 27th of January, 1853) married Emma Busby (born 1864) and had 8 children.   Leslie, Edgar, Norman, Leonard. Olive, Kay, Inez, and Melvin. Leslie Loveridge married Hilda Eichstaedt, whose parents came out separately on the Frits Reuter and the Reichstag, and they had 3 sons: Errol, Lloyd, and Raoul. Errol Loveridge married Maisie Schneller and they had 3 daughters: Carol, Lorraine, and Gloria. Carole Loveridge married Robert Graeme Smart and they had 2 children, Tracey and Shane. Tracey Had one son in 1999, Sasha Eichstaedt Smart. Richard Putt and Elizabeth Cook have over 1241 descendents. Please feel free to contact me (Tracey Smart) if you think you may be related. 

                         
TUCKER family:
The "William Bryan" which arrived in New Plymouth included my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents Edward Tucker, his wife Jane (Nee Kitto) and children. The family were from Cornwall, England. Edward died at Auckland in 1855.
If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Sam Hodder.

                         

HENRY JUSTIN JURY:
Henry Justin Jury was born on September 8th 1839 in Ashburton, Devon, England and baptised at Launceston, Cornwall. He arrived in New Zealand at New Plymouth on board the first emigrant vessel to the new settlement, the William Bryan at the age of approximately 14 months. Henry fought in the Maori Wars as a member of the Taranaki Mounted Volunteers where he saw action at Manitahi and Kaitoke. He was awarded the New Zealand War Medal. Henry moved to Thames where he became a gold miner. On March 3rd he married  Sarah Dixon who died on January 29th 1881, six days after giving birth to Harry Justin Jury. Henry subsequently married Margaret Gracie on August 23rd 1882 by whom he had another 8 children. On May 17th 1901 at the age of 62, Henry died of miners phthisis. If you have a connection to this family or wish to know more please e-mail Rob.

                        

PEPPERELL family:
If you have an interest in this family please visit  http://cdv.immortal.net.au/gen/d0011/g0005141.htm#I0176

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999 - 2009

Reference:
Archives New Zealand: NZC 34/1 p302 to 310