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OCEAN MAIL














The OCEAN MAIL departed Gravesend on 9th October, 1873 and arrived in 
Auckland on 2 February, 1874. Captain Watson was in command.














Transcribed from the Evening Post, 2 February 1874, Page 2







The ship Ocean Mail, Captain Watson, arrived in harbor this morning, after an extraordinary quick
passage of only 72 days from Plymouth, where she had to put in, her whole passage from Gravesend,
including this detention, being completed within 82 days. The Ocean Mail brings 260 statute adult 
Government immigrants, who are reported by signal to be all well. The weather was too rough to allow 
of a boat being sent off to her; but the Luna was sent off this afternoon, with the Harbor, Customs, 
Health and Immigration authorities. Shortly after the Luna arrived alongside, the yellow flag was seen
to be run up at the main, and a little later both vessels proceeded to the Quarantine Station. It is
evident the sickness, what-ever it be, cannot be very serious, as the Luna was lashed close alongside,
instead of keeping at the end of a tow line. Probably there may be some slight infantine complaint,
which renders fumigation and cleansing a prudent precaution. The Ocean Mail is consigned to Messrs
Johnston and Co. agents for the new Zealand Shipping Company.

Transcribed from the Evening Post, 3 February 1874, Page 2







The following is Captain Watson's report of the passage of the Ocean Mail:- Left Plymouth at 1.30pm. 
on 15th November, 1873. Got north-easterly breezes for four days, then, a week, of southerly winds, 
near Madeira, which much protracted the voyage. Got the north-east trades in latitude 26 degrees 
north, which were very light and baffling. Crossed the Equator on 6th December, at midnight, in 
longitude 31deg 21min west. Got south-east trades in 3deg 50min north, which were light and variable. 
Passed the meridian of Cape Aguillas on 1st January, in latitude 44deg south; passed south of the 
Crozets, and ran the easting down in latitude 48 south. Passed the Snares on 27th January, and on the 
28th was off Dunedin, 74 days out. From thence to this port experienced, calms and north-west breezes, 
which prolonged the passage very much. The health, &c., of the emigrants on the whole has been very 
good. Five deaths (all children) have occurred within the past month from whooping cough. Three cases 
of scarlatina appeared amongst the children, but all had got well again. Unfortunately, another case 
made its appearance on Sunday, or the sanitary conditions of the ship would have been "all well." 








This passenger list was transcribed from the images on the Family Search website.





















Name
Age Adult/ Gender County Occupation



Child









FAMILIES & CHILDREN


















GOUGH Jos. Alex. 42 A male Middlesex Gl. Labourer

Thirza 41 A female


Elizabeth 16 A female Middlesex Servant

Hannah 14 A female


Alice M 12 A female


Edwin H 11 A male


Francis 10 C female


Joseph R 9 C male


Charles 7 C male


Walter B 4 C male


Ruth 2 C female


Phoebe 4m C female








SMITH Henry 26 A male Warwickshire Farm Labourer

Ann 28 A female


George 4 C male


Emily 6 C female


Harriet 2 C female


William 2m C male








SYMES Matthew J 29 A male Middlesex Genl. Labourer

Mary 30 A female


Annie 9 C female


James 6 C male


Francis 4 C male


Charles 1m C male








SHAW Francis 40 A male Yorks Farm Labourer

Martha 40 A female


Newman 19 A male Yorks Farm Labourer

Hannah 16 A female Yorkshire Dressmaker

Jane E 15 A female Yorkshire Servant

George 13 A male


Mary 11 C female


Harrison 9 C male


Elizabeth 6 C female








BARRATT Joseph 42 A male Warwickshire Labourer

Eliza 37 A female


Lucy 19 A female Warwickshire Servant

Fanny 16 A female


Kate 12 A female


Edward 9 C male


Walter 7 C male


Ada 3 C female


Betsy 1 C female








BILLETT James 23 A male Wilts Labourer

Emma 25 A female








EAGLES Francis 30 A male Oxfordshire Farm Labourer

Sarah 26 A female


James 6 C male


Lucy 3 C female


Emma 1 C female


Samuel 2m C male








MILLS James 27 A male Dorset Painter

Eliza 26 A female


Mabel 4 C female


Edgar 1 C male








RICHARDSON James 24 A male Essex Labourer

Jane 25 A female


Jane 4 C female


Caroline 3 C female


Rosina 11m C female








PAGE John 32 A male Kent Labourer

Mary A 29 A female


Emma 4 C female


William 3 C male








MACKETT Edward 43 A male Kent Gardener

Ann 39 A female


Laura 20 A female Surrey Servant

Ada 18 A female Kent

Louisa 12 A female








DAVIS George 31 A male Middlesex Bootmaker

Charlotte 27 A female


George 4 C male


Elizabeth 2 C female


William 3m C male








BUTLER Frederic 39 A male Middlesex Labourer

Sarah 37 A female


Sarah 16 A female Surrey Servant







GREEN Archibald 28 A male Sulfolk Carman

Mary 28 A female


Sarah 3 C female


Charles 9m C male








PEAGRAM Samuel 44 A male Essex Farm Labourer

Elizabeth 44 A female


Phoebe 10 C female


John 5 C male








SILBERY Joseph 23 A male Lancashire Carpenter

Emily 23 A female


William 8m C male








KNIGHT William 34 A male Hants Farm Labourer

Elizth. 39 A female


William 9 C male


James 6 C male


Maurice 2 C male








HEIGHTON Nathaniel 31 A male Leicestershire Bricklayer

Sarah 36 A female


Jane 9 C female


George 6 C male


Arthur 4 C male








GREGORY Henry 23 A male Wilts Labourer

Jane 25 A female


Annie 5 C female








BOHEE James 35 A male Hants Labourer

Amelia 35 A female


William 8 C male


Anne 6 C female


Caroline 4 C female


George 2 C male








SMITH Francis 31 A male Yorks Farm Labourer

Mary 33 A female








YAPP Alban 34 A male Herefordshire Engine Driver

Mary 31 A female








SULLIVAN John 28 A male Cork Labourer

Catherine 20 A female


James 2 C female


Anne 2m C female








GILBERT James E 35 A male Middlesex Labourer

Mary A 25 A female








SABLOWSKI Gottfred 22 A male Germany Labourer

Lusene 27 A female















Families & Children Selected by the Emigrant and Colonial Aid Society







GIBBS William 34 A male Wilts Labourer

Elizabeth 27 A female








SEXTON Thomas 28 A male Middlesex Blacksmith

Harriet 28 A female


Mary A 10 C female


Thomas 8 C male


Edward 6 C male


Emily 4 C female


Harriet 5m C female








GOSLING Benjn. 44 A male Norfolk Carpenter

Mary 38 A female


Benj. Jas. 16 A male Norfolk Carpenter

Charlotte 6 C female


Alice 4 C female


Ellen 3 C female








PARRETT Wm. Fras. 34 A male Middlesex Plumber

Julia M 34 A female


Ada 10 C female


William 8 C male


Frank 4 C male


George 2 C male








KEEN James 35 A male Roscommon Farm Labourer

Emily 37 A female


John 10 C male


James 7 C male


Emily 6 C female


Joseph 4 C male








KNIGHT Samuel 34 A male Middlesex Farm Labourer

Frances 29 A female


Saml. 10 C male


Fanny 8 C female


Edward 6 C male


Amelia 3 C female


Richard 5m C male








WORSFOLD Henry 36 A male Middlesex Sawyer

Margt. 36 A female


Robert 13 A male Middlesex

Henry 10 C male


George 7 C male


John 3 C male








WORSFOLD Edwin 33 A male Middlesex Sawyer

Ellen 33 A female


Henry 10 C male


George 8 C male


Frank 6 C male


Emily 4 C female


Charles 1 C male








WHEELER Henry 25 A male Gloucestershire Sawyer

Ellen 24 A female


Henry 1 C male


Thomas 3m C male








MORRIS James 34 A male Middlesex Farm Labourer

Mary 28 A female


Lydia 7 C female


Esther 5 C female


James 3 C male


Alice 10m C female








HISCOCK Henry 32 A male Surrey Sawyer

Mary 28 A female


William 4 C male


Mary 1 C female


Robert 36 A male Surrey Sawyer







SHAILER George 25 A male Bucks Carpenter

Septuagesima 24 A female


Susannah 7 C female


Jessie 5 C female


Clara 3 C female


Ada 1 C female








ROBINSON John 44 A male Antrim Labourer

Ellen 34 A female


Rachael 13 A female Antrim

John 4 C male


Joseph 1 C male








SPOONER William 29 A male Surrey Blacksmith

Mary 28 A female


Sarah 5 C female


Rose 7m C female








MORRIS Thomas 31 A male Middlesex Farm Labourer

Susan 28 A female








WEATHERLEY Henry 35 A male Middlesex Farm Labourer

Sarah 30 A female


Henry 14 A male Middlesex

Alice 12 A female Middlesex

Emily 10 C female


Ernest 8 C male


Rose 6 C female


Silence 2 C female








SEXTON William 21 A male Kent Blacksmith

Elizth. 20 A female








FULLER Henry 27 A male Hunts Labourer

Emma 27 A female


Robert 7 C male








HURDLE Joseph 22 A male Kent Sawyer

Mary 23 A female








JONES John 38 A male Salop Sawyer

Ann 34 A female


Mary 15 A female Shropshire

Alathea 13 A female Shropshire

Anne 11 C female


Rosetta 7 C female


Alice 6 C female








EVANS Solomon 29 A male Salop Platelayer

Ann 27 A female


Mary 6 C female


Margt. 5m C female








CROOK John 32 A male Bucks Farm Labourer

Hannah 31 A female


Mary A 8 C female


Jno. Wm. 7 C male


Sarah A 5 C female


Henry 1 C male








DIXON Thomas 44 A male Armagh Labourer

Elizth. 39 A female


Mary A 12 A female Armagh

Ann 10 C female


Elizabeth 9 C female


Yalse V 9 C female


Henry 5 C male


Emily 4 C female


George 3m C male








BOWDEN William 24 A male Devon Hatter

Emma 22 A female


Lilian 1 C female


William 8m C male








MCDONNELL Allan 28 A male Antrim Mason

Margt. 28 A female


Ann 4 C female


Mary 2 C female


John 1m C male








BAYBUT John 36 A male Lancashire Miner

Margt. 35 A female


Joseph 12 A male Lancashire

Daniel 11 C male


Thomas 10 C male








HERD Thos. S 27 A male Middlesex Fireman

Jane 33 A female


Thos. Jno. 6m C male








SNOW John 33 A male Middlesex Plasterer

Elizabeth 33 A female


John 11 C male


Samuel 9 C male








JUSTIN John 43 A male Notts Blacksmith

Emma 43 A female


Eliza 21 A female Notts Servant

Emma 13 A female


Arthur 5 C male


Daniel 9m C male








CHANT George 22 A male New Zealand Mariner

Phoebe 22 A female


George 2m C male















SINGLE MEN












COUCHMAN Chas. 22 A male Kent Labourer







CHINN Wm. A 21 A male Dorsetshire Porter







GRIX Julian J D 24 A male Surrey Labourer







BLACKWELL F W 21 A male Warwickshire Wheelwright







KELLAR John 21 A male Kerry Labourer







HODGES William 20 A male Kent Mechanic







PEAGRAM Samuel 20 A male Middlesex Navvy







BEARD John 21 A male Middlesex Labourer







SAMPSON Sidney S 28 A male Guernsey Mason







FORSTER John 25 A male India Gl. Labourer







RATCLIFFE Wm. 14 A male Middlesex







WARD Henry 22 A male Yorks Blacksmith







DUST William 17 A male Middlesex Bookseller







BETHELL John 20 A male Middlesex Postman







HARMAN Chas. A 24 A male Kent Labourer







BRYANT Edward 30 A male Kent Labourer







GEAL Thomas 23 A male Sussex Labourer







SKIPAGE Charles 22 A male Middlesex Painter







YOUNG Robert 23 A male Roxburghshire Labourer







SCOWN Charles 23 A male Cornwall Farm Labourer














Single Men Selected by the Emigrant and Colonial Aid Society








PRENDERGAST Thos. 24 A male Mayo Labourer







CLARK James 23 A male Lincolnshire Carriage Maker







CHINN Hy. Edwin 16 A male Dorsetshire Porter







CONNOR Simon 24 A male Kerry Labourer







TANNER Enos. 23 A male Gloucestershire Labourer







CRAWFORD Robert 20 A male Kircudbrightshire Agril. Labourer







WINTER George 24 A male Leicestershire Labourer














SINGLE WOMEN












PHILLIPS Catherine 19 A female Middlesex Servant







MOIR Susan A 21 A female Forfarshire Farm Servant







SHARP Helen 16 A female Forfarshire Servant







DRURY Ann E 29 A female Middlesex Housemaid
RICHMOND Jemmima 31 A female Middlesex Cook







HOULDEN Annie 20 A female Lincolnshire Gl. Servant







CHRISTIANSEN Josephine 23 A female Norway Servant







O'DELL Kate 17 A female Limerick Servant







MARSHMAN Mary A 20 A female Middlesex Housemaid







DAWSON Emily M 27 A female Guernsey Servant







BECKWAY Caroline 24 A female Kent Cook







MCCLELLAND Elizth. 44 A female Kent MATRON







SHAYLOR Elizth. 20 A female Gloucestershire Housemaid







APSEY Laura 13 A female Middlesex







HOHMAN Fredericka 25 A female Germany Servant














Single Women Selected by the Emigrant and Colonial Aid Society








CONNOR Anne 21 A female Kerry Servant
CONNOR Johanna 19 A female Kerry Servant







SAUNDERS Mary 30 A femake Devon Machnist







SINCOX Sarah 24 A female Warwickshire Nursemaid







MARTIN Catherine 19 A female Cornwall Servant
PARDON Celia 18 A female Cornwall Dressmaker







ROONEY Mary J 19 A female Galway Servant







AISHER Harriet 38 A female Herts
MOORE Frederic 9 C male

MOORE Cathe. 3 C female








WESCH Martha M 24 A female Middlesex Cook







JENING Janet 21 A female Dumfrieshire Servant







DEVERILL Elizth. 21 A female Wilts Servant














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