The FAMENOTH departed London 22 May, 1879, and arrived in Auckland on 8 September, 1879, via Plymouth, with Captain Auld in command.
Transcribed from the Auckland Star, 9 September 1879, Page 2
ARRIVAL OF THE FAMENOTH.
The ship Famenoth, from London, was towed into harbour this morning by the Glenelg and dropped anchor off the Queen-street Wharf at eight o'clock. She has made a fair passage of 102 days, but this is not equal to the previous performances of the vessel. The Famenoth is now well known here, and Captain Auld, the worthy skipper, is quite popular in Auckland. On the present occasion, the Famenoth comes out with 200 immigrants, in addition to several saloon passengers. The voyage, although protracted, has been a very pleasant one, fine weather having been experienced during most of the run. Fortunately there has been no sickness and no deaths. An accident occurred to an immigrant named Michael Creen, who dislocated his shoulder by a fall. There was a birth on May 29, when Mrs Sedgman was confined of a son. The immigrants all speak in high terms of the treatment they received from the captain and his officers, and indeed from all those in authority on the vessel, including the surgeon-superintendent, Mr E. Charlton Fox, who came out here in the Maraval last January. The Health Officer (Dr Philson) and Immigration Officer (Mr Brophy) did not board the vessel until noon, and communication with the shore was therefore prevented until the vessel passed the usual inspection. The immigrants appeared to be about the average class, but there was a very large proportion of females compared to the number of males. We are indebted to Captain Auld for the following report of the passage:
"The ship Famenoth left London for Auckland, via Plymouth, on 22nd May at 2 a.m. Embarked emigrants and complement of passengers at Plymouth on the 28th, and sailed thence on the 29th at 6 p.m., with a light southwest wind, which continued until 2nd June, when a strong gale, with a high westerly sea, was encountered, during which the ship rolled and strained heavily. The gale continued for two days, after which light winds were met with until 11th June. The north-east trades were moderate, but light and variable winds were soon, fallen in with. The Equator was crossed on Saturday, 28th June, in long. 28°30 W. Light S.E. to S.S.E. winds were then encountered, which, necessitated several tackings along the South American coast, in the lower latitudes of which a high southerly sea was encountered. After this light northerly and north-easterly winds prevailed until the 27th July, when the meridian of Greenwich was crossed. From thence moderate breezes, with fine weather continued, the Cape of Good Hope being rounded on 27th July, and Tasmania on 25th August. The average for 29 days being 212 miles per day, the greatest run being 330 lines. After this calms and light winds were met with, the ship only gaining in two days 33 miles, dense fogs prevailed, after rounding Tasmania, almost uninterruptedly for six days. After this light winds with high N.E. sea up to Cape Maria Van Deimen which was made on the morning of the 7th September.
North Cape was passed at 7 p.m. same day (wind W.N.W. bright), 101 days from Plymouth; and Poor Knights at 10 a.m. on the morning of the 8th, with wind west. Tiritiri was passed at 11pm. Pilot came on board at ?.45 am. and dropped anchor in harbour at 8a.m. The weather during the passage has been unusually fine and the health of all on board has been remarkably good. The following ships - were spoken during the voyage: Irvine of Ayr, in 30°51 N 19°42 W.; Sarah Grice, of London, Melbourne to London, in 9°14 N. 28°19 W,; Kapunda, of London. London to Adelaide, in 6°44 S. 33°20 W.; Pacific mail-steamer Brittania, Callao, for Liverpool, in 14°17 S. 37° W.; Pleonic, of Southampton, 2nd September, 38° 37 S. 159°29 E.: steering south-east".
The following is a list of the passengers transcribed from the original passengers list available on the FamilySearch website:
Bacon: Thomas, 26, Leicestershire Carriage Builder; Alice, 25; Mary A., 2; Clara, four months
Bradley: James, 29, Donegal Farm Lab; Eliza, 28; James, 5; Ellen, 3; Mary, 1
Coll: Hugh, 23, Donegal - Ploughman; Catherine, 22
Fraser: John, 23, Dumbarton Farm Lab; Janet, 33; James, 9; Bertha, 7; Robert, 5; Margaret, 1
Kingdon: James, 35, Cornwall - Blacksmith; Elizabeth, 30; Bessie J., 11; Samuel W., 8; Dick, 5; Percy J., 3; Archibald, 5 months
Lemmon: John W., 21, Durham House Joiner; Barbara, 20
McQuarrie: Dugald, 43, Argyle Ships Carpenter; Jane, 41
McQuarrie: John, 37, Ayr - Joiner; Sarah, 29; Euphemia, 5; Catherine, 3; John, 10 months
Nelson: William, 23, Lanark - Tinsmith; Peterina, 19
Nickles; William, 33, Cornwall Farm Lab; Elizabeth, A., 31; Mary E., 4; William T., four months
Pain: Job, 39, Kent farm lab; Jane, 38; Edith, 9
Rees: Henry, 40, Surrey Gl. Labourer; Martha, 40; Emma, 10; Alice, 8
Ross: John, 30, Ross. - Ploughman; Elizabeth, 22
Sargeson: William, 35, Lincolnsh. Painter; Rachel, 31: Rachel, 9; Dinah, 5; Thomas, 3; Martha T., 1
Segdman: Richard, 26, Cornwall Farm Lab; Sarah Jane, 29: Sarah, 1
Boyle: James, 33, Cheshire - Wheelwright; James S. 3
Bradley, Benjamin, 22, Northumberland - Ploughman
Breen, Michael, 18, Tipperary Farm Lab.
Brennan, Edward, 18, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Bridgeman, William, 16, Cornwall Farm Lab.
Campbell, Andrew, 21, Tyrone - Ploughman; Hugh, 20, Tyrone Farm Lab.
Carey, James, 21, Meath Farm Lab.
Conlon, Thomas, 19, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Connor, Maurice, 23, Kerry Farm Lab.
Cramford, James, 19, Fermanagh Farm Lab.
Crawford, John, 23, Donegal Farm Lab.
Driscoll, Patrick, 18, Kerry Farm Lab.
Duffy, James, 19, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Fleming, Robert, 26, Derry Farm Lab; Thomas, 22, Derry Farm Lab.
Foley, Edward, 21, Kerry Farm Lab.
Green, Michael, 26, Cork Farm Lab.
Greenan, Thomas, 22, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Hamalty, Denis, 21, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Harman, Arthur, 21, Staffordsh. Farm Lab.
Hunter, Thos. D, 44, Clackmannan - Gardener
Johnson, Andrew, 18, Tyrone Farm Lab.
Kenealy, Timothy, 22, Cork Farm Lab.
Lunney, Michael, 30, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Lynch, Michael, 27, Kerry Farm Lab.
McClintock, Joseph, 21, Antrim Farm Lab.
McConnell, Alexander, 26, Donegal Farm Lab.
McGuin, Owen, 23, Monaghan Farm Lab.
Moriarty, Michael, 24, Kerry Farm Lab.
Nankervis, William T., 21, Cornwall Farm Lab.
Nickles, Richard, 22, Cornwall Farm Lab.
O'Connell, Michael, 39, Kerry Farm Lab., (also two children, Ellen 9, and Johanna, 6)
O'Connor, Michael, 21, Kerry Farm Lab.
Osborne, James, 22, Lancashire Iron Turner
Pellow, John, 19, Cornwall Farm Lab.
Rogers, Thomas J., 23, Cornwall Farm Lab.
Russell, Robert, 20, Dumbarton Farm Lab.
Service, Malcolm, 25, Middlesex - Carpenter
Sheffield, Joseph, 23, Staffordsh. Gl. Labourer
Stinson, Thomas, 21, Tyrone - Ploughman
Stoneham, John, 21, Wilts Farm Lab.
Sullivan, Patrick, 25, Kerry _ Carpenter
Todd, James, 19, Armagh - Tailor; Robert B., 14
Towns, Patrick, 24, Kerry Farm Lab.
Treacy, Denis, 23, Tipperary Farm Lab.
Williams, Thomas, 19, Cornwall Farm Lab.
Agnew, Matilda, 21, Antrim Gl. Servant
Bettleheim: Jemima, 49, (Matron) Surrey Gl. Servant; Edith, 11
Bowen: Ellen, 23, Cork - Housemaid
Breen, Bridget, 15, Tipperary Gl. Servant
Brennan, Alice, 19, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Brophy: Kate, 34, Dublin House Keeper
Burns, Margaret, 22, Cumberland Gl. Servant
Campbell: Eliza, 18, Tyrone Gl. Servant; Eliza J., 21, Tyrone Gl. Servant; Sarah, 18, Tyrone - Gl. Servant
Carmichael: Catherine, 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant; Isabella, 19, Tyrone Gl. Servant; Mary J., 22, Tyrone Gl. Servant
Casey, Margaret, 20, Kerry Gl. Servant
Collins, Ada R., 17, Cornwall Gl. Servant
Connelly, Mary, 23, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Cooney, Elizabeth, 25, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Crane, Annie, 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant
Cronin, Mary, 18, Kerry Gl. Servant
Dickinson: Hannah, 35, Durham - Dressmaker; Emma, 5; Robert, 4
Dignan, Eliza J., 18, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Dixon, Sarah J., 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant
Dobbyn: Johanna, 22, Waterford - Laundress; Margaret, 25, Waterford - Laundress
Donoghue, Annie, 21, Kerry Gl. Servant
Drewitt, Matilda, 19, Durham Gl. Servant
Driscoll, Ellen, 20, kerry Gl. Servant
Duffy, Mary, 21, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Duffy, Mary, 22, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Farrell, Mary, 18, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Farrington: Lizzie, 18, Staffordsh. Gl. Servant
Feeney, Matilda, 20, Antrim Gl. Servant
Fisher, Mary, 38, Durham - Dressmaker
Fleming, Margaret, 16, Derry Gl. Servant
Fooley, Ellen D, 20, Kerry Gl. Servant
Gillon: Mary, 20, Monaghan Gl. Servant; Anne, 23, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Harris, Emma J., 21, Cornwall Gl. Servant
Hogan, Mary, 19, Kerry Gl. Servant
Hughes, Mary A., 19, Monagahn Gl. Servant
Johnston, Matilda, 21, Tyrone Gl. Servant
Johnston, Margaret, 25, Donegal Gl. Servant
Keating, Bridget, 19, Kerry - Housemaid
Keneally: Ellen, 24, Cork - Housemaid; Kate, 18, Cork - Housemaid
Kerr, Annie, 31, Dumfries Gl. Servant;
Kerr, Mary, 18, Monaghan - Housemaid
Larkin: Mary, 19, Monaghan - Housemaid; Alice, 18, Monaghan - Housemaid
MacAndrew, Flora, 20, Sutherland - Housemaid
McCabe, Ellen, 19, Monaghan Gl. Servant
McCall, Mary, 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant
McCarroll, Annie, 19, Renfrewsh. Gl. Servant
McCormick, Annie, 20, Galway Gl. Servant
McGlinchey, Mary, 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant
McGuiness: Mary, 21, Monaghan Gl. Servant; Annie, 19, Monaghan Gl. Servant
McGuire, Mary, 20, Tyrone Gl. Servant
McMahon: Elizabeth, 20, Monaghan Gl. Servant; Mary, 18, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Martin, Margaret, 19, Galway Gl. Servant
Murtagh, Bridget, 18, Cavan Gl. Servant
Neil, Julia, 21, Kerry Gl. Servant
O'Connell, Annie, 12, Kerry
Patterson, Mary, 20, Lanark Gl. Servant
Pope, Louisa, 20, Cornwall Gl. Servant
Rees, Mary A., 13, Surrey
Richardson, Rosey, 21, Queens Gl. Servant
Rudd, Mary, 19, Kings Gl. Servant
Sullivan, Mary, 21, Kerry Gl. Servant
Symons, Mary, 18, Cornwall Gl. Servant
Thompson, Mary A., 24, Lanark - Cook
Tierney, Mary, 19, Cumberland Gl. Servant
Todd, Sarah, 21, Armagh Gl. Servant
Traynor: Mary, 22, Monaghan Gl. Servant; Matilda, 20, Monaghan Gl. Servant
Treacy, Judith, 21, Tipperary Farm Servant; Mary, 19, Tipperary Farm Servant
Watkins, Alice, 23, Monmouth - Housemaid
Welham, Jane, 27, Sussex - Nurse
Wilkinson, Catharine, 20, Donegal Gl. Servant
There are 15 married men, 15 married women, 49 single men, 82 single women, 9 male children, 20 female children, and 4 infants.
Nationalities: Irish, 98; Scotch, 25; English, 64.
CLASIFICATION OF TRADES
Farm labourers 34
Carriage Builders 1
House Joiners 2
Ship Carpenters 1
Fellmongers labourer 1
Agricultural labourers 6
General labourers 2
Iron Turners 1
General Servants - 62
Farm Servants - 2
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