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QUEEN OF BEAUTY

 

 

 

The QUEEN OF BEAUTY departed Gravesend on 6 May, 1863 and arrived in Auckland on 9 August, 1863. Captain Chapman was in command.

 

 

Transcribed from the ‘Daily Southern Cross’, for 31 August 1863, Page 9

 

 

'QUEEN OF BEAUTY,' FROM LONDON.

 

The ship 'Queen of Beauty,' 1,234 tons, Captain Chapman, came up to an anchor yesterday about mid day. On our reporter boarding the vessel, he was met by the captain, who at once expressed himself extremely sorry that the reporter should have received such un-courteous treatment the previous evening, and said that, having been up himself for the three previous nights, he had turned in early, leaving the deck in charge of the first mate, with instructions to allow no boats alongside, not expecting that a reporter would be off before morning. So far the mate was acting according to instructions, but he was not justified in using abusive language, and would be reprimanded for doing so. We were then furnished with the following particulars of the voyage. The 'Queen of Beauty' left Gravesend on the 6th May, and took her final departure from Start Point on the 9th; passed inside Madeira, in sight of the Canaries, and outside the cape de Verdes, - N. E. trades very light. Crossed the line on the 8th June, in long 26° 27' W., experiencing no detention by calms; passed the meridian of the Cape in lat. 42° 12'; running down the Easting between 44° and 45° S.; did not sight Tasmania, but made the first land on the New Zealand coast on the 7th August; sighting the Three Kings at 7 o'clock in the morning; on the run down the coast had the wind from the S.W.

 

Two deaths and one birth occurred during the passage. Mary Wilkings, aged 65, died off the Three Kings, of paralysis; she came on board in a weak state, and was quite unfit to undergo a sea voyage. The other death was a child, of congestion of the brain.

 

In lat. 22° 47' S., long. 36° 47' W., was boarded from the Confederate steamer 'Alabama,' by the second officer, who examined the papers, and after taking a glass of grog, went away. Previous to Captain Chapman rounding his ship to, the ‘Alabama' fired three shots, the last two with blank cartridge, to which no attention was paid, but the third sent a shot skipping across her bows, when it was thought advisable to heave to. It was about 7 o'clock in the evening, and the Captain describes the ‘Alabama' as a splendid looking craft, barque rigged; a model of naval architecture.

 

 

The 'Queen of Beauty,' brings the following passengers:—

 

Cabin -

 

BENTLEY, William A.

BENTLEY, John James

BROADHURST, Mrs

NICHOLSON, Mrs

MOUNTSTEVENS, William P.

ROSSER, Fred E.

CLARK, Charles S.

WOOD, Miss

 

Steerage -

 

WILSON, A. and L

WEIR, Jas, Margaret, F., and Janet

WYATT, Jane, Mary Ann, John, Elizabeth, Thomas, Mary Ann, and Joseph

CURTIS, John and Alfred

HEATH, William B.

LAVUS, George H

GOLDIE, Andrew

TURNBULL, William

MITTALL, Elizabeth and Patty M.

NICHOLSON, Edith, Alfred, Maude, and Florence

REED, John

COWLING, Charles

BROWN, Thomas and Annie

SARGEANT, James

FORSTER, Holman

PYNE, John

CHITTY, Charles

BROWN, Thomas

PHILP, David, Helen, Margaret, James A., and Andrew B.

KEIR, Margaret

O'CALLAGHAN, W. P. G.

UTTLEY, George T.

JACKSON, Edward H., and James C.

BRUCE, George H. and Susannah

STROUD, Lewis A.

DUNVIDDIE, Peter

CRAKANTHORP, B H.

LING, Frank

HORSFORD, Samuel

GRAY, Rodk.

KEARY, Isaac and Mary

SUDLOW, George, Ann, and Robert

FARREL, James, William, Margaret Jane, and Robert

HAMILTON, James, Mrs, John, Jane, and John

SMARDON, Samuel T. and Anna R.

PICKSTON, Thomas, Mrs. and child

GILLILAND, Samuel

ROBINSON, James M.

FARRELL, Robert

LAVERS, William

CLEAR, Owen

HARRIS, Samuel

HURST, Ann

DOWNES, Charles J

REILLY, Cornelius, Mary, John, and Ellen

GRANT, Henry H., Rebecca, and William F.

KIDD, Thomas

THOMPSON, Wilhelm

BERNER, Godfred

ANKEN, William

HAYNES, Patrick

HANNAH, William

OLIVER, John G.

CROSSLY, James

WEBSTER, Job

GRAHAM, Samuel

DICHHOFF, Heinrich

BAHRENBURG, Heinrich

LUNGE, Heinrich

HARTMAN, Augustus

BARTHELS, Frederick

CORDERS, Heinrich

LOHMANN, George

HICKEY, James

HALFERTY, James

GLOCKIN, Hugh

STEPHENS, Eliza

MOODY, Samuel

HARVEY, Samuel

LYMINGTON, Alexander

SMYLIE, William

CROUGHLEY, James

BAIRD, James

JOHNS, Silas

LEMNERS, Edward

PHILLIPS, John, Hannah, Luscombe S., John, and Eveline

WILLING, William

DRAKE, John

EARLY, John

SCHMIDT, August

MURRAY, Michael

FRANKLIN, Richard, Isabella, Augusta, Amelia, John, and Mary

BLANFORTH, Henry

BRYNE, Ephraim

WRIGHT, John

DUBY, Jonathan

CARTER, Richard, Susan, John, Richard, Henry, Maria, William, Samuel, Joseph, Alfred, and Mary

REARDON, James

LOTT, Richardson

OAKLEY, John

MOONEY, Thomas

BEATLY, Alexander

MCKEE, John

MCGRADY, Thomas

MILKELLY, Daniel

WILSON, Joseph

KELLY, Andrew and Ellen

MCMINN, Elizabeth and Sarah

MIGENT, Michael

KARLY, Walter

HORN, Daniel, Mary Ann, James, and H.

HOODLYS, Barnard and Agnes

HORN, Jeremiah, Margaret, Frederick, George W., and Elizabeth

MCGECHAN, Hugh

PEARCE, Richard J. S., Richard J., Arthur, and Henry

MICKALLS, Robert, Susannah and infant

TODERTON, Thomas

MORRISON, Thomas

BURNS, George

FRANKLIN, Ann, Margaret, and Thomas

SPENCER, Alexander and David

BRYSON, John

SCOTT, Alex.

PRICE, Robert

SPENCER, Robert

TULEY, John, Anne, Arthur, Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Alexander

BRUNSKIEL, John, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia

HOGAN, Esther

DAUN, Joseph

STAINER, George

WHEELER, Thomas

DOUGLAS, Samuel

HARDIE, Henry

WILLIAMS, James

BALL, George

POWELSAND, John

HARVEY, Isaac

REYNOLD, Wm. J. M.

BIRNIE, Mary

O'BOYLE, Wm. Patrick

GARRY, John

MCANTY, Anne

YOUNG, Thomas

BAIN, John

JACKSON, Samuel

HAYNES, Lydia

JOHNSTON, Thomas and Isabella

TAYLOR, Letitia, and Catharine

GILL, Emily

WILLIS, Robert

DAWSON, Edwin

MESLEY, Richard

BYERS, Joseph, Mrs. and child

MCSPARRAN, William, Jane, John, and Mary

HALLY, Robert A.

NELSON, David

MCLEWIS, Morris

OPPY, James

BUCKENSIDE, William

WORBOYS, William

LEWIS, W.

GALLIE, Phillip and Elizabeth

KEENARD, Patrick

MCGUIRE, Patrick

FEENY, Bridget

GILMORE, Hill

JOHNS, James

MCKENZIE, Roderick

KIDD, Willims

GORRIE, R.

BENNETT, Honoria

KEAN, Humphrey

WRIGHT, James

HICKEY, John

 

We were shown a very handsome testimonial signed by the passengers, and presented, together with a very handsome gold pocket chronometer, to Captain Chapman, in acknowledgment of his universal kindness and attention to the passengers during the voyage.--- "Daily Southern Cross," August 11.

 

 

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