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Ship: 1129 Tons
Captain: D McIntyre
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr. Cooksedge
Sailed London April 15th 1861 - arrived Lyttelton July 27th 1861

We perhaps do not always remember what an important part the United States played in the evolution of the clipper ship. In the early sixties the fastest ships were almost without exception built in the States, and it was only after the British builders had learned the lessons of the daring American designers, and applied what they had learned to building in iron instead of wood, that Britain again won supremacy at sea. Some of these American wooden ships were very beautiful craft, and they were almost invariably fast. Such a one was the Chrystolite, 1129 tons, which made a number of voyages to the colonies under Captain D McIntyre, a popular master. In 1861 she arrived off Lyttelton Heads when only 74 days out from London, a passage that was at that time marvellously fast.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Chrysolite

Name Age County Occupation
Chief Cabin Passengers
Campbell Mr
Raynes Mr
Second Cabin Passengers
Barnett Mr
Bournington Mr
Elbourne Mr
Hopper Mr
Methven Mr
McIntosh Mr
Morris Miss
Rogers Mr
Simmonds Mr
Steerage Passengers
Clue Mr A
Speight James
Waddle Mr J
Government Assisted Immigrants
Families and Children
Arkle Christopher 44 Northumberland Farm Labourer
Margaret 43
Andrew 19 Trans to s/m
George 18 Trans to s/m
Elizabeth 16 Trans to s/w
Ann 16 Trans to s/w
May 11
Hannah 9
Margaret 7
Grace 6
Carah 4
Barclay John 27 Perthshire Ploughman
Jane 25
Margaret 3
James 1
Thomas 2 mths
Benning Francis 27 Middlesex Labourer
Alice Grey 25
Francis Edwin 2
Alice 10 weeks
Briggs Philip 45 Yorks Schoolmaster to ship
Margaret 45
Charles Edwin 15 Trans to s/m
Jane Eliza 14 Trans to s/w
Butterick David Dalton 23 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Mary 19
Chambers William 24 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Mary Anne 24
Maria 1 mth
Davies Thomas 49 Staffordshire Farm Labourer
Ellen 47
Thomas 20 Trans to s/m
David 15 Trans to s/m
George 6
Doig Peter 22 Perthshire Ploughman
Margaret 19
Donohue Andrew 30 Carlow Farm Labourer
Mary 27
Egan Patrick 23 Galway Navvy
Mary 27
Bridget 1
Fraser William 29 Banffshire Ploughman
Ann 30
William 9
Sarah 7
James 1
Galaghar Patrick 26 Dublin Labourer
Catherine 22
Green Thomas Hillier 23 Somerset Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Ann 21
Harris John 30 Northampshire Miner
Elizabeth 29
Mary Anne 10
Hanly Patrick 20 Galway Ploughman
Margaret 18
Haskith Robert 26 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Hester 24
Hull Samuel 23 Leitrim Labourer
Elizabeth 27
Jackman Elias 23 Devon Farm Labourer
Mary Ann 25
Jackson Edward 22 Armagh Farm Labourer
Mary Jane 19
Sarah Jane 6 mths
Kean James Thomas 24 Kerry Farm Labourer
Ellen 20
Deborah 9 mths
Kiely John 40 Limmerick Farm Labourer
Ellen 26
Little James 21 Down Farm Labourer
Maria 22
Lynskey Michael 23 Mayo Ploughman
Ellen 20
Mary 2 mths
Malcolm John 30   Lanarkshire Shepherd
Isabella 30
Janet 10
Margaret 2
Mairs Thomas 28 Antrim Farm Labourer
Eliza Ann 28
Eliza Ann 5
Margaret 4
John 1
McConnell James 20 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Eliza 18
McGoverin Martin 32 Galway Farm Labourer
Bridget 30
Milner Jabez 23 Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Mary 29
Agnes 1
Murphy John 40 Limerick Farm Labourer
Mary 42
Ellen 19 Trans to s/w
John 17 Trans to s/m
William 10
Eliza 8
Neil Patrick 23 Dublin Farm Labourer
Jane 27
O'Farrell Thomas 25 Carlow Farm Labourer
Jane 25
Elizabeth 7 mths
O'Reilly Patrick 22 Leitrim Smith
Anne 20
Mary 8 mths
Roberts Henry 31 Staffordshire Farm Labourer
Sarah 30
Smallwood William 37 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Susan 41
Sarah 10
Wilson Alexander 41 Aerdeenshire Cooper
Mary 45
Mary 18 Trans to s/w
James 16 Trans to s/m
Alexander 11
Andrew 9
Yarr Thomas 26 Antrim Farm Labourer
Ellen 22
Single Men
Arkle Andrew 19 Northumberland
Baille Robert 24 Down Farm Labourer
Barr William 26 Down Ploughman
Boyle William 26 Cavan Farm Labourer
Brady Philip 22 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Brennan Thomas 27 Fermanagh Farm Labourer
Briggs Charles Edward 15 Yorkshire
Brown David 20 Down Farm Labourer
Cairney James 25 Lanark Farm Labourer
Cameron Duncan 22 Inverness Farm Labourer
John 18 Inverness Shepherd
Carmichael William 45 Perthshire Shepherd
Cooper Christoper 15 Hants Farm Labourer
Condon John 25 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Conners Patrick 20 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Coruges ? Frederick 39 Hants Farm Labourer
William 19 Hants Farm Labourer
John 17 Hants Farm Labourer
Cosboy William 24 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Cowan Matthew 18 Dumfries Farm Labourer
Daffy John 24 Clare Farm Labourer
Dalzell John 21 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Davies Thomas 20 Staffordshire Farm Labourer
David 15 Staffordshire Farm labourer
Doig Paul 27 Perthshire Ploughman
English William 28 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Feeney Thomas 20 Londonderry Farm Labourer
Fleetwood Charles 22 Surrey Labourer
Fleming James 20 Perthshire Shepherd
Fitzpatrick Thomas 49 Tyrone Farm Labourer
John 16 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Charles 11
Morris 42 Tyrone Farm Lab / Schoolmaster
Ford John 24 Galway Farm Labourer
Michael 22 Galway Farm Labourer
Green William 28 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Greenaway Thomas 23 Armagh Farm Labourer
Gillandes Murdock 24 Ross Shepherd
Haskith Thomas 24 Tipperary Paddler
Jackson William 21 Armagh Farm Labourer
Kavanagh Patrick 30 Dublin Farm Labourer
King John 20 Forfar Carpenter
Laver James 28 Somerset Farm Labourer
Logan Thomas Osborn 21 down Farm Labourer
Lunons ? Benjamin 21 Armagh Farm Labourer
Mair James 21 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Marlow Anthony 23 Stafford Farm Labourer
McDowell James 27 Louth Farm Labourer
McKee Thomas 25 Armagh Farm Labourer
McTigue Patrick 26 Mayo Shepherd
Middleton Henry 21 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Murphy Michael 24 Galway Farm Labourer
Murphy John 17 Limerick Aberdeen
O'Connors Heady 25 Clare Farm Labourer
O'Grady Thomas 20 Clare Aberdeen
Parsons Charles 28 Somerset Farm Labourer
Patterson Thomas 22 Lanarkshire Farm Labourer
Peagram Charles 36 Surrey Labourer
Pirie William 21 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Robertson James 25 Renfrewshire ploughman
Savage James 21 Down Farm Labourer
Smith James 20 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Sullivan James 21 Armagh Farm Labourer
Tierney John 21 Tipperary Aberdeen
Varham John 20 Somerset Labourer
Williamson James 22 Down Farm Labourer
Wilson James 16 Aberdeen Farm Labourer
Single Women
Anderson Margaret 22 Carlow Farm Servant
Arkle Elizabeth 16 Northumberland Farm Labourer
Ann 13 Northumberland
Briggs Jane Eliza 14 Yorkshire
Cameron Isabella 57 Inverness
Margaret 20 Inverness Domestic Servant
Jessie 16 Inverness Dairymaid
Elizabeth 13
Isabella 9
Coyne Susanna 48 Galway Housekeeper
Susanna 23 Galway Domestic Servant
Crowther Sarah 46 Bedfordshire
Dorrell Emma 25 Bedfordshire
Sarah Ann 4
Fitzpatrick Sarah 44 Tyrone Farm Servant
Fitzpatrick Bridget 18 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Mary 14 Tyrone
Haskith Phoebe 18 Tipperary Domestic Servant
Louisa 20 Tipperary Farm Servant
Hegarty Mary 20 Clare Domestic Servant
Hughes Ann 27 Tyrone
Rose 25 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Margaret 23 Tyrone Farm Servant
Kean Deborah 22 Kerry Dairymaid
Knight Sarah 24 Middlesex
McEltegart ? Bridget 23 Louth Domestic Servant
Meredyth Rachel 20 Carlow Shopwomen
Moran Margaret 24 Tipperary Domestic Servant
Murphy Ellen 19 Limerick Farm Servant
O'Grady Margaret 21 Clare Domestic Servant
O'Rielly Bridget 23 Leitrim Domestic Servant
Smith Charlotte 31 Yorkshire Domestic Servant  MATRON
Trimming Ann 48 Surrey Nurse
Wilson Mary 18 Aberdeenshire Governess

Thomas Hillier GREEN
Thomas Hillier Green married Elizabeth Ann Amor in April, 1861 at Pitcombe, Somerset  just days before sailing to New Zealand. Thomas a butcher by trade came to New Zealand as a farm labourer. They were joined later by cousin George Oborn who arrived on the Accrington on 5th September, 1863. By then Thomas and Elizabeth had had two of their six children and George became their baptismal sponsor. In 1865 it is noted that Thomas was a leasehold farmer of a small block at about that time formed T.H.Green & Co. (bacon curers and butchers) a company that was part of the Christchurch landscape for many years. Further information on this is available from John Fisher.             

DOIG family:
They were married in 1861 and soon afterwards sailed to New Zealand. Peter was born in Perthshire, Scotland on 4 August 1838, married Margaret DICK of Alloa, Firthshire. Apparently the voyage was a rough one and Margaret, who was a poor sailor, spent most of the time in her cabin and was thankful when they arrived at Lyttelton. Also travelling with the young couple were Peter's elder brother Paul and Margaret's sister and her husband Jane and John BARCLAY and their three children. After a few years in New Zealand John BARCLAY was drowned in the River Avon and Jane was offered some land in Christchurch, where the Cathedral now stands, in compensation for her loss. However, the young widow with her children, preferred to return to Scotland and later married again and made her home in Australia. Many of the descendants of Margaret and Peter DOIG still live in the Canterbury area today. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Rae Magson.


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