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Name: Michelle Arquette <marquette1969@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850's
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not Sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Daniel F Haylock married Elizabeth Tanner in Oamaru. There, they had a son, James Daniel Haylock. They returned to Australia at some point. I am looking for evidence of when they went there, to NZ and then returned. OH! I forgot to mention, James is my Great Grand Father.
 

Name: Linda Jones <sheilingaus@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2014-04-04
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
David, Mary, John Dee. From Ireland, settled in Dunedin
 

Name: Mary Girvin <n.m.w@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-03-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dunedin?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
I am trying to find James Girvin and possible his brother William who arrived in NewZealand in the 1880s
 

Name: Airlie Florence Bell <ab>
Date: 2014-02-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1881 - 1885 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Florence Fountain Hesketh left England after 1881 [listed in census. Married Joseph Stuart Allan at St Mary's Cathedral Wellington in 1885
 

Name: Joanne Shaw <joanneshaw@westlandmed.co.nz>
Date: 2014-01-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Trying to find Ferguson family who left Greenock Scottland 1901 - 1909. Settled in Southland.
 

Name: Karina Gardiner <busta9@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-10-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know y they came or what year but would have been circa 1905
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Several trips, from around 1893 - 1905
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no haven't been successful. thing they arrived in Auckland
Comments:
No sure why they came from Australia to NZ or it could have been Paternal G Grandfather came to NZ and travelled to Australia Victoria where he met and married G Grandmother. Traced them to Ak in 1905 Electoral roll, then Wellington Address in 1920's
 

Name: JKHansen <jkhansendk@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Why (dont' know). Arr. - Auckland , 20 Oct. 1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Henry Pullar FORD arrived at Auckland on the October 26, 1862on the The Indian Empire as a young man, 27 yrs. old.

He settled at Pollok, a Scottish settlement. Married Janet MEIKLE in 1867. She came with her parents and one brother, Thomas on the "Queen of the North" 29th July 1862.

 

Name: Jodie Booth <jodiebooth80@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
Port of Auckland
Arrived June 22- Loch Awe, ship, 1,033 tons, Weir, from London - N.Z. Shipping Co., agents.
Alfred and Fanny Cook Should be Pook

 

Name: Evelyn McCann <emccann@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2013-09-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure but came via NZ
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Their daughter Margaret Bowers Love was born 13 August 1865 in NZ or registered in Dunedin on 21 September. They had another daughter Isabella McDonald Love born Braidwood, NSW, Australia 18 August 1867 which means they came in somewhere and somehow. This has got me beat!!
 

Name: shirley lindsay <sflindsay@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-09-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874.Lyttleton.3rd july 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no, but would like to
Comments:
william and mary(oNeill) Kirkland sailed to nz on ssdunedin maiden voyage 6th March 1894.One child born at sea Elizabeth Whitson Kirkland, they settled in Stewart Island NZ. Later moved to Chaslands.
Any information would be helpful.
Thankyou, S.F.Lindsay(Fleur)

 

Name: Anette Salmon <Anettesalmon@hotmail.com >
Date: 2013-08-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes,
Comments:
Sir George Seymour 1850 for Akaroa,Daughter drowned on journey Ann Austen Daughter of Thomas and Ann Austen
 

Name: Glenys Chadderton <billchadderton@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2013-07-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1920 Wellington on "Bremen
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? "Yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? FamilySearch
Comments:

 

Name: sonya fay ash pryor <sonyapryr@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-07-14
Comments:
I am a Mormon, I am researching my birth and adopted trees. Both trees have ancestors coming from the UK to Australia to NZ. I was born in Dunedin 8 feb 1962. I live in Christchurch NZ.
 

Name: Diana Desmond (nee Limbrick) <desndi@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2013-06-30
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Comments:
Looking for Peter Sorensen who immigrated to NZ from Yding Denmark. Came with his three adult children, Fredrick (my great grandfather), Bodeline and Karoline. I know much of the family history once they got here but nothing before that.
 

Name: O'Connell <miramar@alphalink.com.au>
Date: 2013-06-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Reason :UnknownPlace: Bluff,allegedly aboard the maiden voyage of the SS Arawa, but no records of the name in passenger list
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Allegedly my grandfather plus his family arrived on the maiden voyage of the SS Arawa in to Bluff.
The shipping records donot reveal that vessel arriving until some years later and no family by the name of O'Connell on board.I believe that the family then moved to a town in West Coast of NZ called Granity?, but cannot find any records of the arrival.

 

Name: Moyra DUDMAN <moyradudman@btinternet.com>
Date: 2013-05-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Edwin Samuel William Campbell Born 1842/3 in Bangor Co. Down
Left Ireland via Liverpool in Oct 1861 Crossed the line after 21 days
and arrived Melbourne after 67 days, one of the fastest crossing by sail.
Arrived in South Island by May 1862. Miner then hotel keeper.
Died in Wakatipu Hospital 23th Dec 1880.

 

Name: Bev Yardley <dya26411@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2013-04-04
Comments:
Robert Arthur Spencer migrated to NZ and married. He and his wife returned to Aust. I am not sure of dates.
 

Name: j allison <kelly.jean@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-02-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life. wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
harry harvey, uk to wellington on the ship The Remuera
 

Name: Richard Walton <richard w@surf.co,nz>
Date: 2013-02-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1869 Lyttelton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? google Caroline Coventry
Comments:
My Greatgrandfather arrived on the ship'Caroline Coventry' in Lyttelton on 8 June 1869 leaving Gravesend England on 26 February 1869. Passenger List can be obtained on Google Caroline Coventry under images. Curious to know why there is no recoed of this sailing on this web site.

 

Name: candy cox <kakahi@xnet.co.nz>
Date: 2013-01-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
looking for charles william seaborne Gee and his wife Isabelle Gee. Might have had children
 

Name: narelle <bartletts@hotmail.com.au>
Date: 2013-01-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? still looking
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? relocated to Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? still looking
Comments:
Looking for James Francis Dwyer and his wife Elizabeth.
 

Name: Trevor L White <tandr.white@actrix.co.nz>
Date: 2012-12-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 Canterbury
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
Charles William White and his wife Emma White (nee Smith)of Oxfordshire, England arrived June 1st 1874 at Port Canterbury with some children maybe.
 

Name: Wendy Thompson <Wendymcleanthompson@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-11-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Approx 1892, settled in Hawera, Taranaki. I believe he was a Remittance Man
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am trying to find the ship my gr,gr,grandfather Phillip Cecil Braddyll Stretton arrived on in approx 1892 from England. I think he was about 15 years old. I believe he and 5 of his brothers were given 100 pounds by their father and told to make a new life in New Zealand. Phillip settled in South Taranaki but I don't know what port he arrived at or where his brothers went. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Wendy
 

Name: Margaret Kaiser <jlmmkaiser@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-11-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Great Grandparents left London probably at different times and unmarried. Arrived between 1860 and 1870 and married here. They were Mary Ann Findlater formerly Harrington and Alexander Findlater and lived in Dunedin. They had a large family. He could play the violin by ear. Mary Ann worked in Lanarch Castle and later had a Dairy shop.
 

Name: mail@snowdon.gr <shimano>
Date: 2012-11-10
Comments:
Unfortunately, there was an error in my earlier research. The captain of the Atrato was Capt James Bruce Husband, not 'my' Capt Richard Tindall Husband. I am now trying to find out if there is still a family connection (I have lots of mariners in my paternal grandmother's Husband side of the family tree).
 

Name: Graham Snowdon <mail@snowdon.gr>
Date: 2012-11-06
Comments:
I am rather an interloper on this forum as my family has no history of emigration to New Zealand. However, for anybody who might be interested, my great grandfather Capt Richard Tindall Husband (my father's mother's father) was master of the SS Atrato which sailed with 762 passengers, mainly emigrants, from the UK to New Zealand in 1874. Sadly, I see from an account on another section of Rootsweb that 33 passengers, all but one of them children, died during the voyage.
 

Name: Lorna English <lornae@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2012-10-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1864 Lyttleton
Comments:
Rhe family history says my grandfather James Randell White arrived on Lady Jocelyn in 1864. The only destination I can find around this time is a naval immigration to Auckland. I would like tofind if the Lady Jocelyn did do a trip to Lyttleton in the mid 1860,s
 

Name: Joan Ann Powell <maidofkent.mortimer@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. Here.
Comments:
Thank you for providing me with the information on when my husband's gt.grand uncle, his wife and children
travelled to New Zealand. The list states that they had 2 children but by the time they embarked, there should
have been 3 of them. Is there a way of finding out the names of the 2 children who arrived, please?
They were Edwin MORGAN, his wife Elizabeth, and 2 of these children: Hannah (Annie) b.1861, William b.1861 Elizabeth b.1862 Arrived on Huntress in 1863.

Joan Ann Powell

 

Name: Alan Petersen <pms1@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2012-10-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gold 1879 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No , Stayed Hari Hari New Zealand
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Hans Jacob Petersen married Christina Hende , both to NZ 1879 with three children. Christina related to Hendes in Hari Hari , Hendes Ferry. First settlers Hari Hari.
 

Name: Harry Taylor <falconridge@eol.co.nz>
Date: 2012-09-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Must assume for a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? John (Paternal GF) stayed Maternal GFstayed
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Maternal GF yes, but Paternal GF no.
Comments:
You have put a lot of effort into your site and it is very helpful. Well done
 

Name: Rebecca McNeur <r_mcneur@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2012-09-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850's & 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? YES https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1609792
Comments:
I have finally found my mother's fathers family who emigrated to NZ in 1874 via https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1609792
A comprehensive list of passengers to NZ so if you are searching, do check it out! ALl the best with your searching :)

 

Name: Jacqueline forrester <jackie_jay2001@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2012-08-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Left his wife and children for another?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Iam looking for my grt grandfather Matthias Keveen Smith born 1860. One story goes was he left his wife and 4 surviving children about 1900/1905 and his where abouts has been a mystery as no-one has heard from him since. One story was he meet a dark girl and went to New Zealnd, maybe died in a ship wreck??
I have been searching for years to find what happened to him. He was born in Ballarat, Vic, Australia 1860 to a Daniel & Margaret Smith, he married Ellen Thompson in 1885 in Horsham, Vic, Australia and they had 4 surviving children Ethal Margaret 1887, Cecil Smith 1891, Herb Stanely Smith 1893 ( died 27th april 1915 in Gallipoli) and Matthias Keveen Smith jr ( My grandfather).Other story was that he could have died in a mining accident??... Any help would be greatly appreciated....

 

Name: Crystal Lamond <mikecrystal@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2012-08-07
Comments:
Trying to find some infomation on my greatx3 grandfather Charles Lamond and my great great granfather John Lamond. John married Georgina Mitchell Mckay in 1877 in Southland New Zealand, but before that i dont know anything about them. I see they are on the censis in 1870/71 as Lamond and Lamont. Not sure if they had changed the name. Cant find any lamonds on any incoming passanger lists at any time. bit stuck!
 

Name: Joanna Mary Waddell <djwaddell@bigpond.com>
Date: 2012-08-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Grandparents travelled to USA in 1919, eldest daughter Vivian met and married a Maori Douglas Menzies and encouraged the other f
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Interested in finding out the date that Robert Sutherland and Margaret Correll Reid and family including my father George Sutherland Reid arrived in NZ via the USA having been residents of Scotland. They settled in Fox Street,Gisborne
Found in NZ census in 1928, believe they arrived earlier.

 

Name: Joanna Mary Waddell <djwaddell@bigpond.com>
Date: 2012-08-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Eldest daughter Blanche came to NZ as an au pair and sent word that NZ would give the family a better life style.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Family, Andrew and wife Alexina and family settled in Ahuriri, Napier, Hawkes Bay.Father was a fisherman and owned a trawler.Younger members of family included my Mother attended Napier Girls High School and her borther William- Napier Boys High. Interested in finding out the year they came to NZ- believe it was around 1923-25 and on which ship.
 

Name: Robyn <bob.n.michael@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-08-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To make a new life after Ireland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
Great grandfather left Ireland to come to NZ on "Thomasina Mcleggan" or "Mclellan". That ship was demasted and put in to Rio de Janiero. He had with him his 6 sons aged 2-17yrs. Consequently he ended up in Australia and I don't know which vessel he came to NZ in . He arrived in Port Chalmers Dunedin.
Name of G grandfather was Humphrey Moynihan from C Kerry
Sons...William, Michael, Alex, Thomas, Arthur,Frederick

 

Name: Bruce Tayler <brucetayler@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't know
Comments:
Looking for Rebecca Tayler(taylor) who may have returned to England secong half of 19th century.
 

Name: philip Morgan <morjohiwa@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-06-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new plymouth 1873
Comments:
raymond smith from gloucester england travelled to fitzroy new plymouth nz about 1873
 

Name: Robert Kirkham <robkir@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-06-24
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
henry Kirkham and wife Lilly Kirkham. Arrival date unknknown
 

Name: judith anne robinson <robinsonjn@live.com>
Date: 2012-06-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? lyttleton or Hokitika
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Captain edmond fraser was harbour master for the lyttleton harbour around the 1890s. I believe he mastered the tug boat that guided ships into the harbour
 

Name: thelma joyce <thelmajoyce47@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-06-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1858. arrived lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes on Ancestry Passenger List
Comments:
Caroline Alder and Joseph Snell both born in England. married 1859 Christchurch NZ. their son Joseph Algernon Snell born 1864 married Winifred Quinliven .one of their sons Joseph Alder Kane SNELL born circa 1895 married Dolly Bartley in 1914 ?. did they have any children ?. I cannot find a death record for Joseph or Dolly Snell. in 1954 they were both still living and at Arrowtown. Joseph,s brother Thomas George Snell married Annie Amelia Bartley. and brother John Leslie Snell married Edith Frances McLeod. Idont know if they had children. grateful for any advice. cant thank Olwyn enough, found quite a bit of info I would not have found but for her. Excellent , thanks Thelma
 

Name: Carol Beardsall <carol.haley@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-05-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dont know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
Looking for the links now
 

Name: keith sainty <kay.lee@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-05-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
agnus and thomas crook
 

Name: George Mihaljevich <georgerudolf@vodafone.co.nz>
Date: 2012-05-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1934
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? New Zealand
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Vergilia Mihaljevich, arrived Auckland from Yugoslavia about Easter 1934.
Settled in Kaueranga Valley, Coromandel

 

Name: Julie Mooney <julz.mooney@gmail.con>
Date: 2012-05-02
Comments:
I'm looking for any information about the surname STIGLICH.I have no idea what ship they traveled on or where they got off. All I know is that the surname has been linked to the old Austria. And they ended up in Dunedin.
 

Name: Thelma Joyce <thelmajoyce47@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-04-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure. arrived Lyttelton 14th June 1858
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? dont know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? familysearch and Google
Comments:
What a great site, I am looking for Caroline Alder from Hampshire in England, and when I was on the familysearch site I came across a passenger list for the ship " MAORI ", details Caroline Alder age 25? from Andover, sailed from Gravesend on 23rd March 1858 and arrived in Lyttleton NZ on 14th June 1858. she was a Dressmaker / Domestic Servant , the details ticked all the right boxes. I then Googled " MAORI " full passenger list came up and also a newspaper report with all the names of families, single men and women who had been on the voyage. I now need to find out if she stayed in NZ , if she married, had children etc. I have info on all her family but could never find Caroline so if anyone can fill in any gaps I would be gtateful , Thelma
 

Name: jeanettemckee <jeanettemckee@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-04-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1865
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? visit?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
william bond born 1820 married elizabeth partington born 1825 their children were thomas, sarah,mary,william jr,
elizabeth, They then came to n.z. around 1865-66 and settled in devonport auckland as farmers. they owned the Bond timber mills, were part of the kauri timber co, lived on the corner of william bond st devonport so named after the family. Thomas buried Mt.victoria,others at oneils point

 

Name: Malcolm Cox <malcolmg.cox@virgin.net>
Date: 2012-04-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? otago
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? still looking
Comments:
Looking for Paton Family for neighbour
 

Name: Phillippa Jopson <kgmcrae123@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-04-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1884 port in Wellington NZ.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:

I am looking for information on my Great Aunt Mary Agnes Sullivan who arrived in New Zealand from Bantry Bay Cork Ireland.She arrived in Wellington in 1884 on the ship Ionic. In 1890 she joined the staff of the Mt. View Asylum as a nurse and 1893 Mary Agnes Sullivan became matron.
I cannot find anymore information on her or even a death date. Any help would be great.
Thank you.

 

Name: Geoff Heyder <nat15nuu@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2012-03-20
Comments:
I am trying to find a passenger list and ship name that contains the family name of Heyder who are of german origin but came from England sometime in the mid 1860s-70s from Aldershot.The names are Augustus Ernest Victor Heyder,his father possibly George Heyder and his wife Mary Ann.They settled in the Canterbury area and maybe elsewhere in the South island in New Zealand.there may be 2 familes with this name as I have discovered a Family of Heyders in Bluff as well.Any connection to my family I would love to know.Any information on the emigration of Heyders to N.Z and the ship mainly.
 

Name: Ellen Martin <ellmartin126@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850-1880
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, some
Comments:
What a wonderful informative website. I have been fortunate to find arrival dates of some ancestors and history/death notices also.
My ancestors have come from Scotland and England, mainly to the Dunedin/Otago areas. Unfortunately I have not had much joy in finding passenger lists for some, i.e.
Alexander Campbell Begg & family, leaving Glasgow 10 June 1859, arriving Dunedin 1859 on the "Alpine".

The "SS Victory" from Glasgow to Dunedin, arriving 12 July 1863 passenger list.

Keep up the good work

Regards

Ellen

 

Name: Doreen Payne <dreamie.aquarius@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 23 Jan 1876 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No stayed in NZ
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Shakesphere Yes/ Hansard
Comments:

I am related to Lehrke, Wodchowski and Roguski families who all migrated from Prussia. Lehrke family went to Jacksons Bay, South Island, NZ. Wodchowski Hokitika then New Plymouth. Roguski I am still searching.

 

Name: fleur lindsay <sflindsay@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-03-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? ss dunedin 1874
Comments:
william and mary Kirkland
settled on Stewart Island
Timber miller
Moved to Invaercargill
Had 12 children
My grandmother was 3rd or 4th child Mary

 

Name: Barbara McLachlan <barbmcl@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-03-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Possibly Bluff
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not Known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
James Fenton McLaren, along with his brother Jack/John/arrived in NZ from Alyth Perthshire Scotland sometime around 1863-1865. It is possible they came on the Lady Milton, which may have gone into Bluff.

Maybe their parents, Agness & Alexander McLaren arrived at that time as well.

Great site and worth the visit. Well done.

 

Name: beverley <b.whitfield@inspire.net.nz>
Date: 2012-02-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1856
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? passenger lists from OZ
Comments:
Hugh arrived from Melbourne on the Sybil 28th aug 1856. He had married Elizabeth Cook in Adelaide in 1854 but she was killed in an accident while he and partner Garrie (they had been issued a pasturing lease in 1851)were travelling to emigrate. He married a Jane McFea(or could have been McPhee) in 1857 and had 11 more children. On his marriage certificate his father was named Mannassah Ward and mother Mary McRori. They had probably stayed in OZ but can't find where they came from originally. Can anyone help?
 

Name: COLLEEN LYNNE <calynne@southernphone.com.au>
Date: 2012-02-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1901
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
my grandfather Robert Archiebald Lynne came to new zealand 1901 there about on a ship called the Waykool from America
he mairred Mary Ann Rigby
the ship may have left from england
Thank You

 

Name: Chris Hodder <chris.j.hodder@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? For a new life? 1878. Dunedin.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes see comments
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes see comments
Comments:
Elizabeth Amy HODDER was the older sister of my Great Grandfather George William. She was born in Frome, Somerset, England in 1857. She married a Frederick William HODDER born Yeovil Dec 1/4 1859 ref 5c 535. The marriage was registered in Wincanton, Somerset, England in the Sept 1/4 of 1877. ref 5c 722. I found an entry on a shipping passenger list stating they arrived in Dunedin in 1878 from Canada but i have lost this information somewhere. Can anyone help?

They had a daughter, Flora Marguerite who was born in Dunedin, NZ in 1879. No death record for Frederick William found in NZ from 1870 to 1960 but he is listed in the Otago nominal Index as living at Kew in the Electoral district of Caversham in 1884. His age is listed as over 20 and his occupation was a bricklayer. Source title for this is HR ER (House of Representatives Electoral Roll) page 7 pub. date 1884 comments freehold, Kew, section 29 block 1. - he must have owned the land there. There is further reference to him still living there a few years later but i have also lost track of this record. No death record found in England either. Did he leave NZ in the years after 1884. Did he go to Australia, or back to Canada, etc.? Did he die on a journey back to England in later years?

Elizabeth and Flora returned to England in the 1880s as they are shown in the 1891 census (Elizabeth only in 1901 and 1911 census) living with my 2xGGrandfather back in Frome, Somerset. Elizabeth continued to live with her father after her mother's death and is buried in the family plot at Frome Dissenter's Cemetery. As far as I can establish Flora became a teacher but i have lost track of her.

Please feel free to contact me at my above e-mail address.

 

Name: Denise Taylor <deniselindsaynz@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2012-02-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unsure - Onehunga, Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes - from this site
Comments:
Robert Taylor - "Steinwarder" Cape of Good Hope, SA to NZ
William Ferguson - "Steinwarder" Cape of Good Hope SA toNZ
sailed Aug 17, 1864
Thomas Ferguson, Wife Margaret, children Isabella, Jane,
Thomas, Margaret, Jemina, Mary-Ann "Eveline" sailed Cape of
Good Hope, SA to NZ Dec 1864.
Question Did either of these ships come via UK, America?
How did these men and family get from Scotland to SA.

 

Name: Pam Reynolds <lhgclayhidonex15@waitrose.com>
Date: 2012-01-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1873? Canterbury
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Blackmore from Clayhidon, Devon.
Looking also for anyone else who came from this village about that time. The two Blackmore sisters settled near Canterbury.

 

Name: Shirley Foster <shirexnz @xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-01-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
William Foster, English, b.1853 d.1900 ? Arr.Wellington.
 

Name: Stephen Schollum <s.schollum@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-12-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? For a better life; arrived Invercargill 1863, from New Brunswick
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, Invercargill Newspaper
Comments:
Hi Olwyn
I noticed your posting set out below. please email me to discuss this brig as I am descended from Daniel McAuley ; owner and Builder of'Our Hope' in New Brunswick.
thanks
Stephen Schollum

From: "Olwyn Whitehouse" < whitehouse@houston.rr.com>
Subject: RE: [NZ] Brig "Our Hope" - any pics/drawings
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 22:30:25 -0600
In-Reply-To: <000901c6521a$a7f13cf0$0100000a@homeuser>
Didn't find a photo. Nick Vine didn't have one.
http://www.vinehall.com.au/

The Aus. National Maritime Museum didn't have one.
http://www.anmm.gov.au/lib/spixso.pdf

March 5 1864 Otago Witness
Entered Inwards
March 2 - Our Hope, 251 tons, Moulton, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers.

OUR HOPE Brig NZ Wrecks
Of 237 tons built in New Brunswick in 1862. Parted her cable in Oamaru on July 18th 1872 and went ashore. No lives were lost in the accident. Capt.J.E. Payne.

But there are two diaries by George McAuley, of Kingston, New Brunswick at the Museum of Wellington - City & Sea for the voyage Glasgow, Scotland 27.2.1863 to Geelong, Victoria, 2.7. 1863

Please let me now if you find one.
Olwyn

 

Name: Penny Jakeman <pennymad@tpg.com.au>
Date: 2011-12-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unsure, 1870 -1880 abt to Petone Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No!
Comments:
John Stewart Wilson and Ellen Sym I believe travelled to Petone, Wellington area abt mid 1870 they had a young son John Stewart Wilson approx 5 yrs and he is listed as being born in Northumberland. I believe their son John married Kate Blandford and 2nd wife was Kate's 1/2 sister Dorothy Louisa Blandford.
 

Name: Noel Gibbons <algib@hotmail.co.nz>
Date: 2011-12-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? c1895
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? return
Comments:
information needed on Capt. William Gibbons.
Capt. of 1100 ton Victory also Lurline. Died 1893
Did he have sons or relations who emigrated to NZ

 

Name: Robert Mclean <robbie.mclean2@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-11-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? decided to immigrate 1859
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not as I am aware
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Catherine Mclean b1833,her husband Angus macleod b1829 married in 1855.With daughter Isabel,they left Achiltibuie,Ross shire,Scotland in 1859 for NZ.It is a sad fact for me,that,this is only what I only know.Catherine's brother Donald and his wife Isabel Souter also went to NZ in 1859 on the Mary Ann finally settling in Leithfield North Canterbury.In having no name of a ship,it is like looking for a neddle in a haystack.!
 

Name: Sharon Landreth <landrethsharon@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-11-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers. Otago
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returned to Scotland then came back to Dunedin
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
Duncan MdGill Mathieson arrived 1863 in Otago, then went back to Scotland and came back with his two Brothers ? names. Duncan married Jessie McPherson, daughter of Reverand James McPherson of Scotland. They came to NZ sept 4th 1873 on the Helenslee we think.
 

Name: George Parsons <julienne@ozemail.com.au>
Date: 2011-11-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1860-1861
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Came to Victoria
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No success
Comments:
I Believe George sailed to Hobsaons Bay arriving 5th Jan 1862 on the Aldinga, but so far no ships list online, his death certificate states 1 yr in NZ before coming to Australia.
 

Name: Cloudia Matthews <girllego@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Before 1894
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Cannot find John Walter Matthews on any boats in the 1880's
 

Name: Marilyn Longmuir <mv.longmuir@bigpond.com>
Date: 2011-11-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? In 1876, my Longmuir relatives arrived in Dunedin from Scotland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, but I have located my Grandfather;s birth in NZ
Comments:
My Great Grandfather, Burnett Hervey/Harvey LONGMUIR & his wife, Agnes Ballentine RAE & their son, George LONGMUIR arrived in Dunedin in 1876 & two or three years later left with their newest son, Alexander John Paul for Melbourne, Aust.
 

Name: sylvia white <sjwhite@shaw.ca>
Date: 2011-10-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1872
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? England
Comments:
Easton Salter, shoemaker.
arrived on The Coronilla 1872 New Zealand
Died 1880 Auckland NZ

 

Name: Carol <capers49@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1842 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes
Comments:
Evans family in Colville/Coromandel, Muir family arrived 1842 also interested in
Hannah Webber or webber family, how she ended up in NZ alone but married Muir in 1873 in Auckland, any help would be good Thanks

 

Name: Jamieson <helzjjj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To have a better life. Arrived 1876.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? They returned once to bury a relative.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Still trying to find one person
Comments:
Jessie Jamieson departed on the 'Timaru' (as far as I know) in 1876. She married Walter Henry in 1878 in Dunedin. That's all I know so far. Most of my Jamieson's arrived & lived in Australia.
 

Name: Catherine Muirhead <cathy_dixon2003@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2011-10-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1880
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Ancestor was Hazar Dixon who arrived at Auckland from Tonga,aged 33, in 1880. I have been unable to verify this. He died 22/10/1916 and is buried in Kamo Cemetery , NZ. His family came from Brampton, Huntingdonshire, England
 

Name: Jill Cooper <safyre@maxnet.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Late 1880, - 1900
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Several times
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
ROBERT WARDELL travelled to New Zealand 4 - 5 times, buying land etc until he bought his family to NZ settling in Hamilton. I have searched shipping lists to no avail.
 

Name: Liz Todhunter <todhunter@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Comments:
Looking for picture of Golonda
 

Name: Donald grattan <k.dgrattan@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1 04 1843
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes, on the net
Comments:
Alexander & Rebecca Grattan left Plymonth on the 4/Dec/1842 & arrived in Auckland, New Zealand 1/April/1843 with 3 children Mary 11 Eliza 8 John 7 rebecca was about 5 mounth pegnant the twin boys, Andrew & James henry, were born in Auckland harbour it must have been a hellish trip for her.Have been trying to trace where they came from, Rebecca (nee Desmond)was born in Cork, Ireland abt 1814
 

Name: Lorraine Jones <al19@exemail.com.au>
Date: 2011-09-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? N.Z. 1872 1873 work
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returned to Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no. To N.Z. & from
Comments:
My greatgrandmother went to N.Z. about 1872 1873. She had added the name lillian in front of her name Salome Boyer.
She married William edward Couzens,Hotelkeeper Jetty St. Dunedin. She came back alone,to(we assume) Melbourne, but
could have gone to W.A. with husband before comein back to Melbourne port or Portland Bay Vic.

 

Name: Cathy Turner <cathyturner17@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unsure
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
George Christopher BROWN was born in Millbrook, Hampshire, England in about 1818-1822. I do not know how or when he arrived in New Zealand but he married Eliza BENTON in Wellington in 1843.

I have found him as an early settler and as a juror in 1843-1845. I would love to be able to track his birth and who is parents were.

 

Name: Howard John Morgan <hmorgannz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ex.Melbourne
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I have located a child,Francis Wilson. born/died 1894,Rangitikei,Taranaki Region.To Winifred & Robert James Wilson. They arrived in NZ probably from Melbourne, with three children, Florinda,William Edward & Robert James.I have them as Farmers, firstly in the Masterton area til abt 1908, then in Walton, near Morrinsville til the 1950`s.
Would love to know when they arrived in NZ.

 

Name: Alexandra Mills <amillsabby@aol.com>
Date: 2011-09-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? c 1871+
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? came from Victoria Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
Charles Gatley arrived Australia 1853 Aug. and lived in Victoria Coburg where he had 9 children.He was from Cornwall.
 

Name: R. S. Hall <r.s.hall@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-09-02
Comments:
In the Rangitata passenger list you have listed Chief Officer as R.B. Hall and Second Officer as R .S. Hall this is not correct. This should read R.B. Hood as Chief Office and R. S. Hall as Second Officer. The names on the photograph are correct, and I should know.
R. S. Hall

 

Name: Adam family <americankiwis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1875 from Scotland to Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No but they went to Australia
Comments:
I am looking for my Adam family, David and Esther nee Melville arrived from Scotland to Nelson, NZ in 1875 aboard the Hannible with their son William who was a baby. The family went at some point to Victoria and their last 2 children were born there. Catherine Adam and Arthur Adam. According to a family member they came back to NZ in 1900 aboard the Tarawera arriving in Wellington. The family ended up down south in Fern Flats. My x2 great grandfather died in 1921 in Gisborne and by that point William was already deceased. I would love to know what happened to William. Other children were David Melville, James Leggat, Jessie, Ada Esther, Mary and Agnes.

Paula Adam.

 

Name: Roy Staladi <roy.staladi@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-08-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1904 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Constance Kate Stuart
Born 1883
Arrived Auckland 12 April 1904
Ship not known

 

Name: Kathy <candkscott1@bigpond.com>
Date: 2011-08-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not that I am aware of
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, for his wife
Comments:
I am searching for information regarding Christopher Francis DaSales (DeSalis) OToole. He left Hull 1857 on the brig Palmyra,was appointed Collector of Customs at Campbelltown 1860. Married Amelia Longuet 1860 (passenger on the Ajax)
I can trace most of his life in NZ, but cannot locate where he was born.

 

Name: Norma Taylor <norstay@googlemail.com>
Date: 2011-08-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? England not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
George Harle his Wife Sarah Ann & son George left London 1865 onboard the Dauntless to Port Chalmers,NZ George took up a block of land in the Catlins River district,my 3xg granma Sarah claimed to be the fist white woman in the district,George Dickenson Harle (1886-1972 ) had an interesting document, recording the early life of the settlers NZ could you point me in the right direction please.
 

Name: john jenkins <odrjen@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-08-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? assisted immigration/new start
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not that i know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes church of the latter day saints
Comments:
george charles jenkins and his wife left gravesend on 18/4/1874,arrived lyttelton 14/7/1874 onboard the ship the hereford he is listed as geo c jenkins?he and his wife maria settled in the peel forest area near arundle.i would love to hear from any other decendants.many thanks john
 

Name: Colleen Layden <cl1943@bigpond.com>
Date: 2011-07-25
Comments:
Doing research on the Chester's Family tree on Mary Ann Eliza Borton who married Lewis Adolphus Bernays on the 18th November, 1851 in Dunedin, New Zealand they then came over to Australia. I would like to know when they came to New Zealand
 

Name: sheryl bryce <jabsab6@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2011-07-20
Comments:
looking for the nicoll family from arbroath in scotland. at least 2 brothers, David & Henry migrated to Invercargill and a sister Helen Petrie who later married. David moved to Wellington about 1946
 

Name: Berneice Edmonds nee Parkes <berneice@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? A better life here. 1842. Nelson.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. "Pioneer Pasengers" by June Neale.
Comments:
Benjamin and Elizabeth came from Wordesly with 3 children in 1842 and settled in Nelson and then Motueka. Lived in Pangatotara and Peach Island. From the book "Pioneer Passengers by June Neale.
Am still looking for Benjamin's birth place. Somewhere in the Midlands.
Thank you
Berneice edmonds.

 

Name: judith hewitt/todd/woodhouse <j.m.hewitt@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-18
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returned ?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Jack Woodhouse came to NZ as a sailor on a ship, while here he fathered an illegitimate son. We are looking for this man, the information we have is sketchy at best. He apparently is South African and came from Johannesburg. Any info would be mush appreciated, even if people know where else i can post this. Also looking for the ship kislingburys arrived on , cheers Jude
 

Name: Dee <newmandee@hotmaail.com>
Date: 2011-07-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Disinherited/Remittance man
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Am looking for William Hamilton Franks & his wife of five days Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones) from Dublin, Ireland. They sailed on the Rimutaka's second voyage from London to New Zealand (? they departed at Wellington).
? arrived July/August

 

Name: trevor leader <trevlerder@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new start
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
john&catherine carroll settled in mauriceville near masterton and started aquarry business around 1880
 

Name: Stuart Reader <reader.bk@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New Life, part of Mechanical Institue
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, the "Dominion"
Comments:
Charles John and Harriot Reader came to New Zealand on free passage as a Carpenter on the Dominion. Once at Lyttleton Charles and Harriot set up in Christchurch and became the Librarian at the Mechanical Institute which was the former Canterbury Library.
 

Name: Ron Kibblewhite <ronkibb@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1840/1841/1842/1865/1870/
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? One returned for visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes.Bretts Early New Zealand
Comments:
Richard and Mary Kibblewhite
 

Name: mikayla <mikayla_beets@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1931
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I'm looking for info on Charles Campbell, he arrived in NZ from Scotland when he was 19, on the 3rd June 1931. However I can't find the passenger list for this, and I don't know what the ship was called. Could you help with this? No archives i've looked at seem to be helpful-
 

Name: William Henry Ebbett <creativebee@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Maori Wars
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
William Henry Ebbett arrived on the Alhambra sailing ship during the Maori wars he married Ann Kirk from Ireland they met on the ship they lived in Taranaki til they died at an early age leaving 8 children behind who later went to Woodville to live with an uncle and aunty..
 

Name: Beverley Eden-Leach <bebby@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-05-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better oppotunites,1913wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
newman whaley came first in 1913 followed by his wife Elizabeth and daughter Gladys approx 6mths later. Newman Whaley may have arrived in wellington in the Ruahine, they lived in Waikino
 

Name: Phillippa Jopson <kgmcrae123@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-05-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for information on my great great grandfather Mortimer Sullivan and Ellen Sullivan they came to New Zealand in the 1800s from Bere Island bantry (Ireland). Their childrens name were Mortimer and Bridget Frances, Bridget was 15 when she arrived in New Zealand.
Any help would be great.
Thanks Phillippa

 

Name: John A. Ross <john.ross@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-04-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Adamant 1873 Lyttleton NZ
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, research National Archives
Comments:
Donald Ross b 1844 from Tain Scotland

Fanny Grace Mundy b 1858 from Ditcheat Somersetshire England

 

Name: James Cowan <boots@kol.co.nz>
Date: 2011-04-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? James Cowan at Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? tried but no
Comments:
sailed from Greenock 22 nov.1877 arrived Port Charmers 6 Feb.1877 had a farm at waitaki,also four sons.one my great great grandfather James Cowan.The fore farther years ago worked in the Carron steel mill in Stirlingshire Scotland 1726.What i cannot find is the sailing ship he arrived in

 

Name: Keith Richardson <krakt@bigpond.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? health and recommendation from family members
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes and some of ht e family returned to NZened
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? on this site
Comments:
Family eventually scattered between England and Australia
Trying to find the position which great great grandfather was buried at sea after dying on the "Egmont" 25 June 1860 Can you point me towards a copy of the Ships LOG
We found this site to find info and the details of the voyage out

 

Name: Doreen <doreenedwards69@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Family ties and hope for a better life.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No but subsequent generations have.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? www.findmypast.com
Comments:
DUNCAN and AGNES(McMillan) SMITH (originally from CAMBELTOWN, Scotland but later Greenock and Dumbarton, as a SHIPWRIGHT on the Clyde), arrived DUNEDIN by SS SOMERSET and settled in the Catlins, SOUTH OTAGO NZ in 1912 . They initially camped at McLENNAN doing construction on the railway, and shortly later took up a farm ballot at PURAKAUITI. We are compiling a family history and would welcome any stories, personal anecdotes, photos etc of Duncan and Agnes and their (ten) children; Rachel, Archie, Allan, Jimmy, Peggy, Bunty, Betty, Agnes, Eddie, or Jenny. Any snippets, even if considered trivial, will be very welcome.
 

Name: Geoff Barrett <geoff1bar@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-02-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1890 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, national archives UK
Comments:
William Barrett, his wife and four children travelled on the Tainui, departing London 30/10/1890. There were two other children, Harry, my grandfather, and Ellen who did not travel with them. I understand that Ellen did travel to NZ at some time. Harry was in Royal Navy at the time and stayed in UK. Any information on the family in NZ would be appreciated.
 

Name: Bonnie Cooper <memorialmusic01@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-26
Comments:
FamilySearch.org now has a large passenger database online for New Zealand. https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609792

The NZ Genealogy toolbar (free to install, no addware, spyware, installs and uninstalls in seconds) has links to MANY resources, to include immigration research.
http://nzgenealogy.ourtoolbar.com/


 

Name: Norma Taylor <norstay@googlemail.com>
Date: 2011-02-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not that I know of
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no luck
Comments:
George Harle his wife Sarah Ann,& youngest son George,are supposed to have sailed from London Eng' 1865 on The Dauntless sailing ship, landing at Dunedin lived in the Stafford ST area for abt 1yr then settled in the Catlins River district, where they bought a block of land, but I can't seem to verify any of this info'
 

Name: sheena vallett <svallett@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returns
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
looking for Allan Carmont who supposed to have come to nz on the Maori in 1842, parents in Scotland, john carmont and Elisabeth caven, Dumfries, scotland
 

Name: Sarndra <sarndra@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-11
Comments:
oops! Previous entry should read 'Chariot of Fame' not Fire!

Cheers
Sarndra

 

Name: Sarndra <sarndra@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-11
Comments:
Hi Olwyn

Have just uploaded to flickr.com the photographs i took for John [also noted as Thomas] and Harriet HARKER i took in Sydenham Cemetery on 1 January 2011.
John [Thomas] to NZ onbaord the Regina
Harriet to NZ onboard Chariot of Fire
Link including great obituaries:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/porkynz/5435237365/in/photostream/
and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/porkynz/5435237475/in/photostream/

No relation..just love photographing graves.

Cheers
Sarndra
www.sarndra.com

 

Name: Garry Kennedy <garry66@live.com.au>
Date: 2011-02-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? sheep farmer
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? n/a
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? it seems it is in archives in wellington
Comments:
Angus Kennedy traveled from Glasgow in July 1876 and arrived Port Chambers Otago in October 1876 and took a position running a sheep station in Kaikoura and finished up owning snowflake station etc and Mt Fife,I would like to aquire a copy of the passenger list for the ship Timaru which brought him to NZ if possible but so far I've drawn a blank,
(any Help)thanks Garry Kennedy.

 

Name: Maria <godinet-watts@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-01-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? around 1885
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? don't know
Comments:
I'm looking for the arrival of Catherine & John Day who settled in lyttelton and had a son Andrew William Day
 

Name: Michael Hart <globalmh@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
Apparently arrived in NZ from Hobat or Melbourne by Ship...Aldinga
 

Name: Jen Hardy <jenhardy@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-01-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived 1874 Port Lytteton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Thomas ALEXANDER and family arrived on Ship "Dunedin" maiden voyage 1874 to Port Lyttleton New Zealand.
Thomas ALEXANDER (born 1818)and his wife Margaret (abt 1823) and seven children including sons Thomas Henry ALEXANDER (1858) married Annie SKILLING, Samuel (1856), Robert and John (1847), plus three girls may have been named Hannah Mary, Elizabeth and one other. Thomas Henry and Annie (nee SKILLING) ALEXANDER had ten children including Samuel David Stewart ALEXANDER (1904) who married Agnes Janet McCaa HURST (1906) which is where I fit in. Thomas and Margaret settled in Papanui Christchurch with sons settling in the Ashburton district. Looking for passenger list of Ship "Dunedin" 1874 or any other info.

 

Name: Norma Taylor <norstay@googlemail.com>
Date: 2011-01-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1865 Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Ancestors: George Harle,his wife Sarah Ann Harle,& youngest son George, left the port of London for Port Chalmers NZ on the Dauntless which took four months landing at Dunedin, abt a year later gg granda took up a block of land in the Caitlins River district.I know he died
in NZ 1875 Dunedin Hospital,because he is mentioned on his fathers Grave Stone in Allendale,Northumberland, England, UK would really appreciate any more info on this family,and how I can achieve it.

 

Name: John Mathieson <purple.heights.jmp@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-01-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Following rellies and for a better life - but this did not eventuate. Otago
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not that I know of
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No. Not yet. Arrived 1865ish. Looking for Ship.
Comments:
Hi there. Thanks for this opportunity. John (no second name at this stage)and Christina Mitchell(neeBenzie)arrived in Dunedin around 1865. Have not found any info relating to this - ship arrival date. I know where they are buried-Green Island Cemetery 'Mrs John M' d. on 1 Jun 1883 and John d. on 1Aug 1922 but buried 5mths later?? in a now very poorly marked grave Block 3 plot24. Had photos taken. Very sad. I know they lived in Green Island-their family was John Herd M b.1867, George Benzie (my G/father)_b.1869,Loius or Lewis b.1872, Albert b.1875, stillborn? b.1876,another stillborn b.1879, Alexander b. 1883. Mother died 6 weeks after Alex was born. Father turned back on family. Accounts of sons being wild /street kids even back then. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Where do I look on line? Where do look physically in Dunedin. Cheers for reading this. John Gordon Mathieson-Chc.
 

Name: Simone Brown <simonebrown@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-01-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Grand father lived here.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Live.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no.
Comments:
My grandfather Leonard Wilfred William Brown was in the Boer
war were he meet my grandmother Adeline Anne Allen. They were
marred in Pretoria South Africa in 1904.i am not shore when
they left South Africa to come to New Zealand.
I am hopping thar you can help me.
Thank you.
Simone Brown.

 

Name: Simone Brown <simonebrown@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-01-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Do not know.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Do not Know.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
I do not know what ship my ancestors arrivaled on
All I know is that Queen Victoria sent one of my 3time great auncle to New Zealand in the 1800s some time after 1840.
That is all I know.He was the brother to John Brown Gillie to Queen Victoria
Simone Brown.

 

Name: Steven <xmurphcoxx@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-16
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
still searching for my ancestry by the name murphy when and about
 

Name: Elizabeth Gair <elizabeth@egair.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2011-01-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? He had family out there
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? he died in1881 in New Zealand
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Alexander McKenzie born Helmsdale b 1857 emigrated to New Zealand in 1876 he died 5 years later never to return home to Scotland
 

Name: di moulden <pd>
Date: 2010-12-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1904
Comments:
My ggrandparents arrived from Norway on the "Militades" in 1874. My Ggrandmother abandoned the family apart from the 4yrs son Olaf and went to live in Chicago US. In 1904 she came back to NZ at the age of 72yrs -she later died in 1911.I cannot trace her in the US CENSUS so I thought I would try and find her in a Passenger List- trouble is if she left the US for NZ which route would the ship take. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Her Name was Oline M. Paulsen b abt 1831 AKA Margaret Lena Paulsen (on her death certificate) Many thanks
 

Name: Julie Gough <julie.gough1@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? c.1850-65
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
hi
Seeking where WILLIAM HILL lived/died in NZ in 1860s. He is a ggg grandfather, whose widow, Helen, in Glasgow Scotland stated in an application for Poor Relief, Glasgow, in 1878 that he had died ten years earlier in New Zealand - nothing more!
thanks for any help with this obscure story...
Julie

 

Name: Kerrie <kerriea30@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no, not sure of ships name
Comments:
My great grandparents moved to NZ in 1904, they returned the same year. My grandmother was born over there in 1904. Her name is registered in NZ ,Alma Grace Castles. Parents are Alice and Joseph Bert Castles. My dad thinks they went to Dunedin.
 

Name: Wendy Manson <wendymanson@skymesh.com.au>
Date: 2010-11-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? My grand parents married in 1918 he was a New Zealand soldier and returned home with a wife and child around the end of ww1
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My Grandfather was Norman McMillan he served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He married Sylvia Maude Hodgson in 1918 and on 23 April 1918 my mother Florence, Sadie, Neville was born at Havant. I don't know when Norman returned home or when and how Sylvia and the child went to New Zealand
 

Name: Annie Daley <anniephil2001@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-10-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I don't know why but my grandparents married in NZ
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? They sailed to NSW then lived in Victoria.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet.
Comments:
My grandmother, Elizabeth Thomas first landed in Australia as a child. Her family then left for NZ (Dunedin?) as she married Albert Walter there on 24/3/1868 aged 18. She was widowed at age 26 and remarried in Campbelltown NZ on 19/4/1876 to Charles James Stebbing also a widower. They owned property in NZ but left for NSW finally settling in Victoria. Am trying to find all shipping records for Thomas/Walter/Stebbing but not having much success so far. Will keep trying.
 

Name: Kay bridges <scamp1900@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? from 1851-1890
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? sweden
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no - help
Comments:
I am chasing any information on the Norling family. Augustus Emanuel who was born in Sweden in 1851 - died in Wellington in 1904. Son of Sven Norling - no details.

Anyone know if ships went Sweden to New Zealand via??? Or where ships left from. I've hit nothing but brick walls.
many thanks Kay

 

Name: Burgess <willow47@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2010-09-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? sept 1851
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, "Lady Nugent"
Comments:
Arrived as married man with children from Macclesfield, Cheshire. After some years of bushwork, took up farming Ohoka/Kaiapoi Island/Clarkville district. The children also took up farming except John jnr who became publican at Burkes Pass.
 

Name: James Douglas <James_douglas@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-09-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? It seems as under the Empire Settlement Act 1922 as an assisted immigrant juvenile farm labourer in 1926
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not Known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, Find My Past.co.uk
Comments:
I seek details in NZ,the UK (or anywhere else)in regard to a Cecil Hazlerigg who emigrated to Auckland, NZ from the port of Liverpool aboard the SS Mahana leaving on 13 April 1926.

Cecil was 16 years old at the time and described as being a farmer. Some 1400 juveniles, like him, emigrated to NZ at that time under the assisted immigrant scheme of the Empire Settlement Act of 1922.

Seems he may have been born (1910) in Kenya to an Emma Hazlerigg (19) who took him to the UK in February 1915 aboard the Llandovey Castle to Plymouth.

Where he went to after arriving in NZ, where he was employed and how long he stayed is not known. Any such information or details of additional sources which could be searched would be appreciated.

Regards,

James Douglas

 

Name: Suzanne <jazisuzi@msn.com>
Date: 2010-08-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown - 1842
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, here on this website.
Comments:
Fawcett (Fassett), William, Jane and boys left London England on May 26, 1842 and arrived at Port Nelson on October 25, 1842. They traveled on the ship Thomas Harrison. I don't know much about them. Only that they settled in Karori, Wellington, NZ. William is buried in Bolton Street Memorial Park. I haven't discovered where Jane is buried. Their son, who was born in New Zealand, migrated to America in 1872 with his wife.
 

Name: Barb Lloyd <rgu994@msn.com.au>
Date: 2010-08-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1883 Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
William and Mary Kennedy (nee Miller) married 1855 Tobermory Scotland. Arrived in Port Chalmers on Jessie Readman 1883
 

Name: Ian clutterbuck <ianclutterbuck@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Followed his familyLyttelton 1879 New Zealand
Comments:
Arrival of William Frederick Clutterbuck on the 'Lady Jocelyn' November 1879
 

Name: elwyn Goldsbury <elwyng@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2010-08-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? perhaps to avoid TB
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes 1911/12 and 1915
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? family records/documents
Comments:
I donated the corinthic passenger list to this site -since then 8 years ago my email address has changed from elwyn@attglobal.net to Elwyng@ihug.co.nz -it would be good to get the relevant pages updated here
 

Name: John Davies <john.davies@snap.net.nz>
Date: 2010-08-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Bluff/Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Request for information about William Davis/Davies b 1842 London England sailed on steamer ssScotia from Australia shipwrecked Bluff NZ 1864 possible crew member, settled in Dunedin married Isabella Lewis, any info of him or his parents etc would be great thanks
 

Name: John Davies <john.davies@snap.net.nz>
Date: 2010-08-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Bluff/Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for Crew list on the Otago Steamship Company steamer 'Scotia'sank 1864 Bluff New Zealand - any info on the crew list or knowledge of Charles Davies b abt 1842 London, England, He sailed from Australia to NZ. Any info please.
 

Name: bernard lankey <kbern@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-07-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1856-1860
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
looking for a james lankey, originary he came out from the uk went to india to the relief of lucknow (the indian mutiny) he was in the army (gunner) we are presuming he came frome india to new zealand he died in 1911 and is burried in mangatainoka pahiatua.
 

Name: Jan Miller <r-j-miller@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2010-07-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am trying to Trace which Ship and year of arrival of
John Vaughan Miller , his Wife Mary and their 6 Children .
We think they left England about 1880 .
In 1882 they bought land at Kaiteriteri Nelson .

 

Name: Tom Loughman <loughman@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-07-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I don't know why they came in 1865
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes - ship aliquis 1865 to auckland nz
Comments:
Family first settled in Auckland New Zealand. William,Ann,(husband & wife) and children William & Margaret. William subsequently became a gold miner on the Thames (Shortland)goldfield in the 1860's. They all came from Ireland -possibly Queens County or Tipperary. I am seeking details of William & Ann's birth & parential details. They were my great grandparents
 

Name: Linda Marriner <lindam7@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-07-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? No Idea
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No Idea
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am wanting more information on my Great Grandfather, JOHN FRANCIS HAGEN-PRATT b 4th November 1868 Woodspoint Victoria Australia. Married MARY DAY b 27th April 1879, Levels Plain, Timaru NZ. Occupation Carpenter.

Parents of JOHN FRANCIS HAGEN-PRATT are JOHN HAGEN b 1826, Lancaster, USA & ANNA? (or ANNE, ANN) PRATT b 1844, Limerick, Ireland. Married 4th November 1866, Woodspoint Vic. JOHN was a widower in 1848. Occupation Miner.

Their parents are GEORGE HAGAN & BETHANY LINES, USA. Occupation Blacksmith – and JOHN PRATT & ELLEN RYAN, England? Occupation Barracks master?

Parents of MARY DAY are ROBERT DAY b 1849, Yorkshire, England & MARY LUEY b c1851, County Kemp, Ireland. Married 27th December 1870, Timaru, NZ. Occupation Farmer.

All this information is from birth & marriage certificates at Woodspoint.

I would like information on arrival dates to Australia & reason they came, plus departure date from Australia to NZ of JOHN FRANCIS HAGEN-PRATT.

 

Name: Eric Tomkins <eric.tomkins@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2010-07-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for a passenger list for a George Brown who left Newcastle on Tyne, England for NZ between 1878 and 1881. The family was George Brown, wife Margaret,children Jane, Robert, John and Thomas. They remained in NZ for about 9 years. Jane married a Charles Selig Lambert in 1883 in NZ. They had a child Charles Hamilton Lambert in 1884, and she and her family came to Australia about 1887 with her father, mother and brothers. Any information would be appreciated
 

Name: DANIEL <CONNOLLY>
Date: 2010-07-13
Comments:
Daniel Connolly came from Galway Ireland to NZ

He married in NZ in 1882 to Margaret O'Callaghan from Cork Ireland

They settled in Blackburn Lower Hutt NZ

Am trying to find WHEN & HOW Daniel & Margaret came to NZ ?

They both died in 1930 in Lower Hutt NZ & buried at the Korokoro Cemetery in Petone Lower Hutt


 

Name: Errol Sawyers <tomsawyers@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-07-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Nicholson
Comments:
Clarkson ship Bolton 1840 Wellington on to Lyttleton
Hooper ship Arab 1841 remained in Hutt Valley
Fellingham ship Slaines Castle 1841 Remained in Wellington
Durling ship Wennington 1878? Pohaninga
Blewett ship Egmont 1856 returned UK after Maori Wars
Bradley still looking for ship lived in Asburton and Greymouth
Sawyers ship Buttermere as part owner? about 1878 or ship Edwin Fox still looking for record

 

Name: Robin Mitchell <cadsonbury@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-07-03
Comments:
We are republishing Tales of the Golden West by 'Waratah' (William Henry Scott Hindmarsh), and are trying to find information about the author for inclusion in the book.
 

Name: hunt <jenbar@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-06-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? lyttelton 1875
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
elizabeth ann lancaster
clipper waimate

 

Name: jenkins <odrjen@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2010-06-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? dont know.abt1874/5
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
jenkins family settled in peel forest south canterbury nz george and maria had john,george,annie,ellen robert, william,ruth,rose,maryjane and louise,plus two more posibly.a section of the family went to auckland abt 1910
 

Name: Peter L. Webber <peta47@mailcity.com>
Date: 2010-06-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
Nice to locate where your family came from
John Webber came from London with his family 1874 on the "Asia".

 

Name: Sharon Wood <noise83@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-06-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? arrive on whaling vessel, Akaroa 1838
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Have not been able to find a crew list, I think he came on the Averick Heineken, that ship arrived in Akaroa in 1838 as told by
Comments:
trying to find where in America William Henry Thomas came from
the ship sailed from the port of New Bedford on Feb 1838. There is a log but no crew list.

 

Name: Rowena SUMMERS <rowenasummers@ozemail.com.au>
Date: 2010-05-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not sure. C1858-62 Prob Dunedin as 5 chn b there 1862-67
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Still trying to prove that the Samuel Henry ROWE who arr'd Syd per Panthea 12 Jul 1854 & discharged 14 Aug 1854 b Greenwich ENG is the same one who produced 11 0r 12 chn with Mary Ann nee JONES in Dunedin & Chch who says on my grandmother Lucy E ROWE's BC that he was b Bloomsbury.
 

Name: Dee <newmandee@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1883-1886
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for details on William Hamilton Franks & his wife ? Sarah Jones emigrated to New Zealand between 1883 - 1885. Do not know from which port in the UK they emigrated from or where they arrived in NZ. originally from Dublin, Ireland
 

Name: LEE MOORsHEAD <southamptonlady@aol.com>
Date: 2010-04-19
Comments:
to the person looking for Moorshead in NZ, try checking the name Morshead as many of the family members signed with one "o" and others with 2 o's
There are many Morsheads in NZ and a few Moorsheads too

 

Name: Martin Baggott <bmarty@live.com.au>
Date: 2010-04-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1854 Wellington
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Charles Baggott and Eleanor Ingram probably came as a married couple despite Eleanor's age which was 17 and pregnant. Charles was 31
 

Name: Richard <rvendean@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Escaping UK poverty. 1862. Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? In early 1900's
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, not yet
Comments:
I know my Great grandfather arrived on the SS victoria, maybe victory on the 18th. September 1870 and went to Thames. Have never found a list for SS victoria.
 

Name: ORR <gary.kiwi@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-03-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Work, New Plymouth, 184?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Look forward to finding interesting stuff on arrival of John William Orr who arrived with Parent William originally from Scotland and settled in New Plymouth
 

Name: Belinda Green <belinda_green@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1865, Otago
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I believe my relations built their own ship/boat - the brigantine "Emulus" in Nova Scotia and sailed to NZ, at Wellington but couldn't land, due to bad weather,so went to Otago and settled in Dunedin 1865 (which doesn't fit in with the children's ages). The family was that of George Nicoll (b1832 Truro, Nova Scotia - d1917 Romahapa)who brought with him his wife - Mary Archibald (b1833 Truro, Nova Scotia, d c1917 Romahapa); their children:- Wilbert (b1859 Charlottetown PE Island); George Washington Archibald Nicoll (b1867 Charlottetown PE Island, d1935 NSW and Ella Nicoll (b1870 St John's, New Brunswick).

Geo. Washington Arch. Nicoll - my grandfather -(b1867) apparently marr Catherine Haig and was later divorced before coming to Australia and marrying my grandmother - Alice Dimmock.

It would be wonderful if you had any information about these shipping arrangements.

Hoping to hear from you at some stage.

Thank you
Belinda Green
Wagga Wagga, NSw, Australia

 

Name: Thorne <thorner@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton or Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes via search engine to Rootsweb
Comments:
All for a better life
Richard Robinson Lady Nugent 1841 Wellington
Joseph Schofield Daniel Watson 1865
William Henry Thorne Sebastopol 1863
Eliza Caroline Wise Mermaid 1868

 

Name: Ron Meldrum <ron-aynslie.m@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? For a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? "Strathfieldsaye"1858
Comments:
Robert & Mary Meldrum
Children
Ann Muir Meldrum
Francis Meldrum
John Meldrum
Robert Meldrum (my G/father)
James Shepherd Meldrum
George Meldrum

 

Name: Maggie Fox <maggie.fox@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? n/a
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Ancestry.co, Here
Comments:
John & Elizabeth Wild & 9 Children from Chute Wiltshire UK.Ship " Loch Awe " Gravesend To Auckland June 1874
Family later immigrated to Sydney 1876
(Brother to william Wild "Peeress" who settled at waimate

 

Name: Wild <maggie.fox@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 Port Chalmers, 1874 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? n/a
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Ancestry.co/ NZ Pages, This site
Comments:
William Wild & Charlotte Wild & Family from Chute Wiltshire England sailed on the "Peeress" June 1874 From Gravesend To Port Chalmers arriving July 1874, They settled in Waimate.
Family-James,Mary,Emily,George,Jane,Herbert Wild



charlotte Wild nee Smith

 

Name: aileen gray <aileengray@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2010-02-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? i dont know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes i have.roots web site
Comments:
they taveled by steamer to gravesend.where they joined the sailing ship strathmoreleft england 25yh of june 1856. they sailed around cape horn. but their first sight of land since leaving england was stewart island.they arrived in dunedin on the 4th of october 1856. they landed at port chalmers. and thats where they settled.they came out with their seven children.
 

Name: glynn tyler <tylersathillview@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-02-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? [new life]new plymouth 1842
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes in'' spurdle heritage''
Comments:
settled in the taranaki[name spurdle]
 

Name: trev ross <trevross@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-02-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? they left richmond tasmania for better conditions
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? simon the father apparently was back and forth afther his wife died in ashley in 1880 he settled back in chch about 1900 died in
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
i believe simon ross and his wife frances nee morgan left richmond tasmania in 1877 or 1878 for lyttelton frances ross died ashley in 1880 after a long illness maybe the reason for leaving tas.hoping conditions would be better their children simon herbert,willam,lucy ann. if anyone knows of this family and their movements about those time i would love to hear because i am chasing the family historythe nz part iam finding hard, thanks trev ross.
 

Name: margaret borer <borer1lf@btinternet.com>
Date: 2010-02-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
We are looking for Enos Borer,born England 1868.He emigrated to New Zealand,approx 1885.
We are also looking for Jeanette Arowsmith,his future wife,who also emigrated to New Zealand,she was born in Ireland.If anyone can help I would be grateful.

 

Name: Ainslie Pyne <woodart@woodart.com.au>
Date: 2010-01-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? my grandfather was born on the voyage to NZ in 1989 arrived Bluff and/or Pt Chalmers. Unmarried mother was a singer/actress visi
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? travelled back to try and locate birth parents and to further his career as a musician, enlisted in the British Army and became
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
James Jesse Stroud was adopted into the family of William Stroud of Invercargill when aged approx 3 years old.
He lived with Annie Cole (nee Stroud) and her husband who gave him his musical training. Aged 13 he moved to Dunedin but I've no information as to what further education he had there. However he must have had the equivalent of 4 years study in a Conservatorium of Music to have been admitted to the post as a Staff Sgt. in the British Army without having to spend that amount of time at the RMSM at Kneller Hall, Twickenham. England. and then posted to India with the army.
Cheers
Ainslie Pyne
Adelaide, Sth Australia.

 

Name: Jill Gibson <jillzartz@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1864 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
HENRY SEDGEWICK HARROD & MARIA MITCHELL
WIKIPEDIA says they travelled out together from the States, stepped ashore in Auckland 3 May 1864?? (VIA ENGLAND?? or stopover?)
Henry was "punished for marrying an Irish dancehall singer, who was also a catholic!'
Can't find their arrival.

 

Name: colin bell <colinbelll@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1860
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
nothing yet
 

Name: Bruce Allan <bruce.allan001@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Immigrants, 1880, Wellington I think
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Alexander and Helen Allan, arrived on the "Westland" in 1880
 

Name: Beverley Keall <bkeall@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2009-12-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? A better life than in Ireland? To NZ in abt 1878, port not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No,
Comments:
Have found many of my relatives who came directly from England. Now looking for Patrick and Ellen GALVIN and their family who arrived in Nelson, NZ in about 1878, probably via Australia.
 

Name: Jenny Ross <roscoranch@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2009-11-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?gold
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returned to Tasmania
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
William MCKENZIE m. Jane MCALLISTER in Hobart Australia in 1865. soon after they sailed for N.Z. They lived in Thames and he was a miner. There they had their 8 children. soon after July 1899 they sailed back to Tasmania. Jane died there and William went to Victoria. L wonder did any of the children stay in N.Z.?Can't find them in passenger lists in or out of N.Z.
 

Name: kaye falkner <oldnan@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? to fight maori wars
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
william plant 1865 in the nz medical corp died in thames aged 45 was a chemist and early potter in thames. sidley falkner came from ireland tho..cant find how they came to nzugh he was born in newyork
 

Name: Jackie <nanamummy@aol.com>
Date: 2009-10-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived in India 1849 on Lady Nugent
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Researching British Army transporting to India on Lady Nugent departed England December 1848 arrived India February 1849......
 

Name: Joanne Morgan <jo.morgan89@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-10-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life Year arrived 1876 arrived in Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? archives new zealand
Comments:
I am wanting some immigration details of these relatives as to where they were from in England
 

Name: Noeine Larkin <m.larrikin@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? start new life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? located one - others separate dates
Comments:
LARKIN: looking for arrival of husband's great-uncles into NZ
Harold + mother Louisa arrived circa 1890 possibly Lyttelton.
Edgar arrived around 1892 probably Lyttelton but could be Nelson. Found eldest ones arrival (Percy on "Oamaru" into
Lyttelton 1884). Have tried several NZ bound passenger sites without luck.

 

Name: Ian <ian@cliftonbeach.net>
Date: 2009-10-04
Comments:
another image of orari at http://enc.slq.qld.gov.au/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object_enc36ui.xslt&pm_RC=PICTQLD&pm_OI=13413&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=0
 

Name: Graham Mills <ggmills@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2009-10-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? nn
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
William WATTS and wife Amy (Clark) are on the 1880 UK Census. My Grandfather Arthur Graham WATTS was born Wellington NZ 19 Dec 1892.

Am looking for the shipping details and anything else.

 

Name: Faye Robyn Kimber-McMillan <Kimbermcmillan@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Some, Museum. ChCh
Comments:
Ship Castle Eden. Arriving from Devon into Littleton, Feb 1851.
Stephen KIMBER and his wife Esther nee Glass
being my Great Great G Father
(His Father James Kimber.Farmer.remained in England )
Arrived with 5 Children
James Kimber
Charles Kimber
Henry Kimber (my line )
Sarah Kimber
Jane Kimber

Stephen Kimber is buried in Springston Cemetery Christchurch
NZ. a 6'+ Tombestone, to be viewed - Amazing.
Also buried their, together - the 3 brothers.

The Ship apparently left England around the same time as the Famous 4 Ships in to Lyttelton, however, due to a storm was kept out at sea for a time.

Think this site is awesome. The future need our history.
A book is not quite the same without its cover.
Similar to Stephens tombstone reading,
To live on in hearts of others. is not to die :-)

Information to the best of my knowledge. May be back with more.


 

Name: Mike Bunckenburg <bunkhall@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-09-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better place to live Arrived 1913
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
Matilda Kennedy arrived 28th December 1913 in Wellington we think
 

Name: Tom Baxter <tomandlyn@xnet.co.nz>
Date: 2009-09-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Otago,Bluff, Riverton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
BAXTER - JOHN & ANN ELIZA. Son- Thomas born 1884 at Riverton Southland,married Lillian May Parkes 1919. Son Oswald Thomas born 1922 at Riverton.
Looking for information on parents of John, Ann Eliza or passenger list, ship unknown.
MORRISON- WILLIAM ROBERT born 1874 Dunedin, married Alice Cuttress Wilson 1903. Looking for parents of William.

 

Name: Brenda Preston <bpreston@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2009-08-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1887 Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Great Grandparents, John Knapton MAWSON and Annie Grace (nee McMahon) left Gravesend on the Northumberland for New Zealand. I am trying to locate the passenger list to determine their ages when they arrived in New Zealand so that I can search for details of their families in England and Ireland.
 

Name: malcolm mcintyre <mac.attack@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2009-08-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? gold
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes they did
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no not yet
Comments:
I shal continue looking
 

Name: barbara boyd <wire@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2009-07-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? sept 1925
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? return for a visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My mother(irish) came out to nz for a better life worked in nz then returned for a vist to england where she met my father he was english and they where married in nz I only know the name of m=the ship my mother came over on It was the Corinthic not sure weather it left southampton on the 11th sept 1925 or arrived at wellington on that date there names where elizabeth sarah howard and harold gee thanks barbara
 

Name: Jocelyn Hutton <roy.joc@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-07-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ??? I guess a fresh start
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, came to Dunedin
Comments:
My great-great grandad Joseph James Hutton and wife Mary Ann (Jessie) (nee Ellison)came to Dunedin in the late 1800s but I don't know what ship, What year and if they had children when they set sail. They came from Watford, England.
 

Name: helen court <hjc9900@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Henry arrived in new Zealand on the ship Dunedin in 1874. We have been unable to find him again. He was 20 years old at that time and had come from Bolton Lancashire England. He had worked as a horse trainer in England. Would Like to know where he went.
 

Name: Lois Tomkins <lmtonkins@mcmedia.com.au>
Date: 2009-07-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1878 Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no migrated to Australia 1889?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
William Henry JAMES Rasell arrived in New Zealand from London in 1878 with his wife Christian Ann and daughter Dora aged 2. Settled in Dunedin produced children Edward,
Ada, Christopher, Selina, Annie, Agnes and Maude. Christopher died 1889, and family left NZ for Australia, settled in Melbourne and had two more children Elizabeth.and Myrtle Have been ubable to find the ships for both voyages.

 

Name: bruce eyre <oldonefoot@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Goodhall family from england via australia
 

Name: Sherylle Holster <sherylleholster@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-07-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? between 1858 and 1867
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am searching for Thomas Holster we think he was Irish although he could also have come from America he along with his wifes family Margaret Bullians were one of the first settlers in Mangapai NZ
Thomas aged 27 married in 1868 Mary Anne Sykes who along with her family arrived on the Ship Ernestina which sailed from London in 1864 arriving in Auckland on the 19 February 1865. I am trying to find the ship that Thomas arrived on. He could have arrived at an earlier date.

 

Name: Fay Robertson <awrfar@kol.co.nz>
Date: 2009-07-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1831 Hokianga
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No Brig Tranmere
Comments:
I would like to find any descendents of CAPTAIN WILLIAM YOUNG who was born in Dundee Scotland in 1797 and died in Auckland in 1867. He arrived in the Hokianga on the ship TRANMERE. His wife was Elizabeth Young (nee Davis) who was born in Sydney NSW. They had 2 daughters Isabel Mary and Elizabeth and 3 sons John Charles, Thomas Edward and William Joseph. I descend from William Joseph on my father’s side. I would love to hear from any other descendents of Captain William and Elizabeth YOUNG.
 

Name: Kristina Dickison <nelson.kris@farmside.co.nz>
Date: 2009-06-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1959 Otago
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
The name Dickson on the ship 'Mariner' should be spelt Dickison
Regards;
Kristina Dickison

 

Name: Robert Buchanan KIRK, Jnr., <kirkro@orange.fr>
Date: 2009-06-15
Comments:
I was born in London but now live in France. My wife and I will visit both the Nth and Sth Islands for 6 weeks in Sept/Oct. 2009. Taking my father, Robert Buchanan KIRK, Snr., who is 84, and who was last in N.Z., (often), during the second W.W. sailing from UK, as a merchant seaman. He has not returned since, with great regrets, as he wanted to live there after the war, so this will be a very special trip for him to remember. We will try and trace some of his friends/families from the old days.
 

Name: Chris Wood <woodc@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-06-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1839
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
Noted on Gavins website, passenger list for ship "Bolton". Surname noted as Woodman. There are two families of this name noted here. The first family ( our ancestors ): George Edward, Elizabeth and Family, surname should read WOOD. I have a copy of this doc downloaded a few years ago and the surname given then was correct as WOOD. It has been changed erroneously to Woodman sometime since
 

Name: Bill Taylor <billval@actrix.co.nz>
Date: 2009-05-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1876 -78 Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not as yet
Comments:
Grandfather Joseph Taylor emmigrated to NZ at the age of 18years. On arriving in NZ he settled in Kaiapoi. From what I can find out Joseph accompanied one Harold Peak or Peake who suffered from indifferent health. Both gentlemen sailed from England. Joseph later married Caroline Smith from Woodend in 1890. He died and was buried kaiapoi cemetary on 25th December 1927.
 

Name: John CARRODUS <weparker@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-05-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1883. Otago?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
John Carrodu age about 28 came from Bradford, Yorkshire about 1883 on the British Queen. Settled in Dunedin Otago.
 

Name: Kelvin Hunter <hunters3@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-05-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life. 1862. Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. Knowing date. This site
Comments:
David Lamb.Left Geavesend 6/2/1862 with horses and cattle. Settled at Wendon in Southland and bought Larg Station. Married a Mary Emma Edge. I would welcome any further information as this is part of the history on my Wingham side of the family.
 

Name: john bovis <bovis175@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-05-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1847 wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes. genealogy.rootsweb
Comments:
One of my ancestors Henry Bovis sailed on the Emigrant ship CONFLICT in 1874. He set sail with his family on 9th May and arrived at Wellington N.Z. on August 7th. Conflicts Captain was Captain Hardy.Henry kept a Diary of Conflicts Voyage and had it printed by his brother back in England, and I have an orignal print.
 

Name: john bovis <bovis175@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-05-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1847 wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes. genealogy.rootsweb
Comments:
One of my ancestors Henry Bovis sailed on the Emigrant ship CONFLICT in 1874. He set sail with his family on 9th May and arrived at Wellington N.Z. on August 7th. Conflicts Captain was Captain Hardy.
 

Name: joanne turner <glenhead@netspeed.net.nz>
Date: 2009-04-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?1911 Wellington?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
loking for a passenger list of a R.M.S corinthic. The names were mckenzie and Park. We believe they left scotland 1911 and arrived in wellington nz
 

Name: marion walker <m.a.walker@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no Grandfather was ships purser edward page
Comments:
Grandfather was Edward Page and I understand he was the ships purser his picture is in the corner of the painting that now hangs I believe in Lyttleton maritime museum
 

Name: Alwyn Robertson <altric@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
My great grandmother Jessie Robb arrived at Lyttleton on the Queen of Mersey in 1862 (I think). I need more detail because I can't find a record of her marriage to John McLachlan shortly thereafter.
 

Name: lindsay davies <ljdavies@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes nzsg
Comments:
1862 g,g,father enlisted in 1st waikato reg.,
g,g,mother arrived royal charlie 1862
lived opotiki on land grant had 11 children
all lived the whakatane area.

 

Name: A G Leith <agleith@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2009-04-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1913 Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
William Thomas Leith
Stromness,Orkney
Arrived 1913 Settled Lauder, Central Otago.
Worked for Clouston family.

 

Name: Janet Heap <jheap@pcug.org.au>
Date: 2009-04-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Up until he was 28 years of age my grandfather, known as Richard Woodley, his life is a huge questionmark.
No birth certificate/passport record can be located. He always stated that his birth date was 24 May 1872 and that he was born in Devon, England. He said his mother's name was Ann Sellers. Thats all we know until it is recorded that he enlisted to serve for NZ in the Boer War. He met my grandmother in South Africa, married, had 3 children, and then came to Australia (unassisted passengers) in 1908. We think it may be possible that he was born in NZ - just checking this out. Also checking if he jumped ship so to speak and ended up in NZ.

 

Name: Evan Vincent <evanmary@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Thomas left under a cloud as he supposedly got a girl pregnant, arrived at Port Chalmers in 1884.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Thomas Bullen Vincent and Agnes Veint with infant son born at sea John Stewart Whitsun Dunedin Veint Vincent.
Probably on the "Dunedin" with Whitsun as captain. Arrived at Port Chalmers Dunedin about 1884. Veint was her maiden name

 

Name: Margaret mount <Johmar@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-01
Comments:
Trying to find when my Bacon line reached New Zealand. I understand Thomas Bacon, thought to be a draper of Auckland, was my great grandfather.
 

Name: Lance Sutcliffe <jewels@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-03-28
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? New Zealand
Comments:
Was told they came out on the ss Merope John & Katherine Sutcliffe not sure which year could be 1863-1875 to the South Island
 

Name: David Still <dstill@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-03-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Hard times at home
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Duff Ellis and some of his children came to N.Z. about 1862 and farmed in vaious parts of Otago.
 

Name: Doug Harrison <yelver@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-03-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? I have located the passener list of the barque Eden
Comments:
I don't know why. but they were supposed to have landed at New Plymouth but went on to Nelson. They Mr Richard and Mrs Elizabeth Smith and eleven children incl Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary, John, William, Hester, Thomas, Christofer Richard, Llewelyn, Maria Louisa, Emily and Charles Edward Orlando. I would like to know where this large family settled. And any further information about them. Maria was my geat grandmother and married a Mr Pauling who had been in the Indian Civil Service.
 

Name: Linda Marriner <lindam7@bigpond.com>
Date: 2009-03-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington circa 1903
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No - was a captain
Comments:
I believe my Great Grandfather Karl Emil Pettersson was a ships captain - he apparently jumped ship & settled in Wellington & married Minnie May Wiblin in 1905. He died 1908 at the Pelorus Sounds. I have his history once in New Zealand but would like to find more of his life in Sweden. He notes his father as John Pettersson & his mother as Thilda Helsberg on his marriage certificate, I'm sure his fathers name would be Johan or whatever the Swedish version of John would be. Any help out there would be much appreciated.
 

Name: Jasmine Hunter <rich_jazzh@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New life, new country
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No, not as far as I know
Comments:
Researching surnames REID, DEMPSTER, TWELFTREE, DRUMMOND & WILLIAMS.
 

Name: Jasmine Hunter <rich_jazzh@hotmail>
Date: 2009-03-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New life in a new country
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No, not as far as I know
Comments:
Just having a browse
 

Name: Gwyneth Watson <cannycot@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2009-03-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To Join Daughter. Nelson 1853
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Possibly 'Gazelle' from Sydney
Comments:
Margaret Ann Bird's (Joshua's wife nee Richardson) parents arrived from Adelaide to live with them. They died Wakefield. A Mr & Mrs Richardson arrived Nelson on the 'Gazelle' 27 Dec 1853. Wondering if anybody has a full passenger listing with names/initials to help verify if I have the right ship.
 

Name: Gwyneth Watson <cannycot@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2009-03-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To Join son. Nelson 1855
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Possibly 'Sir Allan McNab' from England, Passenger Listing.
Comments:
Looking for full passenger listing for 'Sir Allan McNab' arrived Nelson 1855. Listing that I have lists Mr Bird & 3 children. John Bird (father of Joshua Bird) did go to join his son and died in Wakefield 1862. John's daughters (all over 20yrs) Ann Dixon & her daughter Elizabeth (Isaac Dixon died on voyage out, but would have been listed as Dixon), Margaret & Isabella with her natural son John all went to Nelson as well. Who were the 3 children with Mr Bird? Ann, Margaret & Isabella all married in Nelson - Hodgson, Wratt & Tear. Happy to exchange information.
 

Name: Gwyneth Watson <cannycot@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2009-03-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life. Nelson 1853
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes Despatch from Sydney, Newspapers
Comments:
Looking for full listing for 'Despatch' that arrived from Sydney early 1853. Joshua & Margaret Bird (nee Richardson) are thought to have been on board. Nelson newspaper has Mrs Bird, Mrs J. Bird which is thought to be transcription error. He arrived from England on the 'Sultana' into Adelaide July 1850 then to Victorian goldfields (have full shipping list, happy to do searches). Their(?) daughter Lucy born 23.5.1853 Nelson.
 

Name: joanne turner <glenhead@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2009-03-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? following goldfieds arrived fron australia about1866to 1868
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not that we know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
oliver dawson wife unknown but had a child called william oliver dawson who was a baby. left the victoria golfields for the nz goldfields. ended up at blue spur central otago nz. Had arrined at the victoria fields after the yukon in canada child born 1866 in australia second child born nz1868
 

Name: Tanya <tanyaasolo2002@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2009-02-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Comments:
My great grandfather was Angus McInnes (Born in 1846 on the Isle of Skye). He arrived in Lyttleton in 1874 on the ship "Crusader". On 16th July 1875 he married my great grandmother, Mary Jane (Marjorie) Evans (Born 1856 in Portsmouth? England)in Dunedin. They moved to Australia (no details of how or when). My grandfather (James) was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1891 and died around 1944 (at the time of his birth he had 3 brothers and a sister living - would like more information on them) and married my grandmother Maud Mary Theresa Ostman (b.1895 d. 21 July 1960) in 1916, Both Angus and Mary Jane were deceased before 1916 (as per my grandparent's marriage certificate). I would like further information about Angus and the Evans family leading up to their arrival in NZ and any information on how and when they arrived in Aus.
 

Name: Fay Warwick <fpwarwick@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2009-02-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived in Wellington, NZ between 1897 TO EARLY 1898
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
Albert and Maria Hoge and children Ida & Margarethe Hoge
to NZ from Prussia, Germany. Arrived aroung late 1897 to early 1898 in Wellington
Settled in Dannevirke NZ, where Ida married James Nicholas 1898 and Margarethe married Frederick Peters in 1900. Later Albert and Maria Hoge went to live in Brisbane, Australia. Trying to locate ship ex Germany, where do you get Hamburg shipping lists.

 

Name: Peter H. Fitzgerald <peterhfitzgerald@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2009-02-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Bluff
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Savilla Bluff 1864
Comments:
Catherine Hanley Landed at Bluff on ship Savilla in 1864 Sttled in Southland
 

Name: Janice Donnelly <bdonn@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-02-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, in Dunedin
Comments:
Jane Lucas arrived at Port Chalmers 1 July 1873 with her step- brother and sister on the "James Nicol Fleming" I do not know where she lived until she marriage in May 1876 at Balclutha and lived at Owaka
 

Name: Mary Judith Holland Conklin <maryjudithconklin@msn.ccom>
Date: 2009-01-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I don't know who emigrated there, save that it was one of my grandfather Augustine Kiernan's uncles. My grandfather came to the States via Boston but settled in Mt. Vernon, NY, another brother John went to Australia and was never heard from again.

I know the names of my mother's cousins and have met both. Bernard Kiernan and Betty Kiernan Brown. Their father came there and they settled in Greytown, Wairarapa. I was in contact with Cousin Bernie on Kuratawhiti St. until perhaps 15 years ago. I fear he's passed on as he would be well up in his nineties. There are so many Kiernans listed in Greytown I wouldn't know where to begin.

My mother's name was Joan Isabelle Kiernan.

 

Name: Ric.L'Estrange-Corbet <r-corbet@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Did not immigrate,was in the army.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes,when his tour of duty was over
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My grandfather was a Capt.Daveney who was in Auckland in 1873. What he was doing here I do not know,but he placed a death notice for his father,Major General Burton Daveney in
"The Daily Southern Cross" newspaper on 6/2/1873.I came across this information quite by chance.If somebody could please help me to find out more about this man I would be most grateful.Thank you,Ric.

 

Name: Christa Van Zyl-Erickson <flonska@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2008-12-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Loch Awe from Gravesen, England 1974
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
I completed the research on the family of Christopher Eriksen from Norway on board the s/s "England" 1872. His wife and baby daughter died on board the ship. He settled in Mauriceville and married Elsie Marie Kristine in 1875. Elsie died 12 Jun 1915 ans is buried in the Lutheran Church in Mauriceville West. I want more information on the rest of the Andersen family. The passengers list named them Peter (44) Grithe (44) Ann (21) Lisein (15) Albert (1)
Thanks

 

Name: Ruth Ross <ruthorobc@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2008-12-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? They wanted a better life.Pt Nicholson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes via "Birman" passenger list
Comments:
John Edward Bradshaw & his wife Mary Ann are listed as passengers on the barque "Birman" which arrived in NZ in 1842.I have discovered some details about John Bradshaw but do not know if he had any children with Mary Ann or when she died. They were the brother & sister in law of my great great grandmother.Any information about them will be gratefully received. Many thanks. Ruth Ross
 

Name: keith w morris <rosiemorris@sapo,pt>
Date: 2008-12-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for better life. 1933/1934
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
William Spender,bradford on avon.UK, we think he lived in Nelson,N.Z.he was my mothers elder step brother,
 

Name: suzanne coll <suzannecoll@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2008-11-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? lyttleton
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
John Coll aged 17 and a brother aged 20 arrived aboard the Mermaid( I think) in January 1867. Many years ago I found a passenger list with his name on it at a museum in Auckland. Now I can't find it. John married a Annie Poff and they left New Zealand for California in approx 1890.

 

Name: Philip Moran <morans@alphalink.com.au>
Date: 2008-11-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? gold rush at Ross 1865, Hokitika
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? an advertisement in West Coast Times in 1870 said he was selling his business to return to the old countryi
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I have searched shipping lists without success but suspect my great grandfather may have moved from the goldfields of Victoria to NZ in 1865
 

Name: Elizabeth Anne Dickison (aka Liz Martin Dickison) <creatms@ozemail.com.au>
Date: 2008-11-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unsure - on way to gold fields in Victoria, Australia
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Comments:
Ellen Martin married Benjamin Dickison at Dunedin Cathedral. Of their children, Alfred was my grandfather. He was born in Bathurst, NSW.
 

Name: Sheena Boese <sheenaboese@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-10-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1872 poss. Wellington. Norwegian emigration?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No he was killed - manslaughter in Wanganui
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
Charles Frederick Boese (Carl Frederik Boes?)emigrated from Norway, where he was born, aged 22 years in approx 1872. His death certificate in 1882 says he had resided in NZ for 10 years. He was a Ships Carpenter. We think he may have arrived into Wellington in 1872 from Norway. He resided in Wellington in 1879 and died, and is buried in Wanganui, in 1882. I am interested in the passenger list for Celaeno ex Gravesend, UK and arr. NZ in 1871 and 1872 with Norwegian passengers.
 

Name: Frank W Upton <wakefrank@hotmail.com.>
Date: 2008-10-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dont no
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for John and Jane Boutcher beleaved to arrive on SS Hereford to NZ ,but no record of them .
 

Name: john bovis <bovis175@btinternet.com>
Date: 2008-10-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes on this web
Comments:
I have in my pocession a DIARY giving a day to day account of the voyage from London (Gravesend)to Wellington N.Z. in the Emigrant Ship "CONFLICT" from May 7th to August 4th 1874. The Diary was kept by Henry Bovis and sent back to the U.K. for his brother to print.Henry was my Great, Great, Uncle. I have constructed a large Family Tree, but have not been able to find a Sketch,or photograph of the "CONFLICT", can you please help.

 

Name: Elaine Chamberlain <echambo@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. Parsee 1874 Hocken Library, Dunedin
Comments:
It would appear that Robert Pollock Smith arrived on the Parsee in December 1874 into port Chalmers. There is no mention of Janet on the passenger list. They had land in Waimate for which I have a copy of the Lease deed. They had 7 children, one of whom was my grandfather, Robert and Janet both died at his daughter Ellen Vogan's house in Duvauchelle, Akaroa Harbour. I cannot find the marriage nor the births of either of these people. Can anyone help with information about Robert Pollock Smith, his wife Janet nee Ward or the birth of my grandfather (their son) Robert Smith please?
 

Name: carol bailey <g.c.homebrook@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-09-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1910 1915 lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
laban &mary agnus farrar left kippax in yorkshire with their family james amy agnus and laura . i dont know the ship they travelled on but also on the yoyage was vincent major dame malvinas motherand two roberts boys
 

Name: B.J.MAXWELL <bevan@maxwells.id.au>
Date: 2008-09-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? DON'T KNOW 1909 WELLINGTON
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ONLY as SOLDIERS W.W.1.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? LUCK INTERNET
Comments:
DID NOT KNOW OF THIS SITE AND AM VERY IMPRESSED.
I'M LOOKING FOR DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER MAXWELL BORN IRCA 1828 , DIED TAHUNA 1919 .HE WORKED AND FARMED ,WELLINGTON KIOKIO, DARGAVILLE AREA, AND POSSIBLY TAHUNA WHERE HE DIED. HIS SON JOHN HAD A TRUCKING BUSINESS WELL ESTABLISHED IN 1930'S( MAXWELL WILSON)
CAME FROM ANTRIM 1909 AND SETTLED INITIALLY IN WELLININGTON
CAME OUT ON THE ATHENIC.
I WAS BORN IN WELLINGTON BUT LIVED MOST OF MY LIFE IN HAMILTON.
BEVAN MAXWELL

 

Name: B.J.MAXWELL <BEVAN@MAXWELLS.ID.AU>
Date: 2008-09-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? DON'T KNOW 1909 WELLINGTON
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ONLY SOLDIERS W.W.1.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? LUCK INTERNET
Comments:
FMILY CAME FROM ANTRIM 1909 AND SOME SETTLED INITIALLY IN WELLINGTON AREA BEFORE GOING NORTH
 

Name: Jeff Lonsdale <jeff@lonsdale3oak.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2008-08-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1937 Better Life?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Only UK to Sydney 1st. Leg
Comments:
Lizzie Kenyon and her mother Alice who sadly died a few weeks after arriving in NZ. Believed to have settled in Tauranga
 

Name: Scott Bennett <nicki_scotty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life, 1875-1876, South Island Port
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Margaret Scott (nee Crengels) (1843-1901) and son William Scott (1875-1959), both born Glasgow, Scotland emigrated to New Zealand, probably from Glasgow around 1875-1876 and probably arrived at Port Chalmers. Margaret, recently widowed with William, a months old baby was believed to come out as a nanny on the voyage for another family immigrating to New Zealand. William may be listed on ship's passenger list under name of host family. Margaret & William settled in Stirling, Otago until she died. Searching for ship name and voyage date. Any help much appreciated.
 

Name: Scott Bennett <nicki_scotty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Michael Sugrue (1858-1937) and Julia Cronin (1856-1936), his future wife came out to New Zealand (believed together) between 1875-1882, possibly from Ireland (they were both Irish). They were married in Timaru, in 1882 and spent their lives there. Searching for the name of the ship and voyage date. Any help much appreciated.
 

Name: Scott Bennett <nicki_scotty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Charles Sage (born England bet. 1815-1822, died 1884) left England for Canada around 1848 with his brothers. Charles came to New Zealand around 1850 and landed at Wellington. He married Sarah Ann Parker in 1857. His brothers supposedly remained in Canada. Searching for ship name and date. Any help much appreciated.
 

Name: Scott Bennett <nicki_scotty@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Richard Chard (1843-1903)came out to NZ alone (possibly Otago or Canterbury) at age 14-19yrs to Central Otago Dunstan gold rush of 1862 from Dorset, England. Could have arrived between 1857-1862. One history suggests he worked on farms in Canterbury prior to 1962 Dunstan Gold Rush. Not listed in 1861 UK Census which suggests he had left UK. Trying to find name and date of ship. His old farm is now Chard Farm Winery, Gibbston Valley.
 

Name: Susan Hook <tyler@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2008-08-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Otago?? 1860's
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes returned I think
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
Still in the very early stages of locating the Mark Richardson family in 1860's.
 

Name: Norman Hardie <ne,hardie@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-08-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? dont know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? dont knw
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am searching for a grandfather A. de Villiers who was illegal father of my mother was in Central Otago 1888, possibly A Villers.My grand mother was Mary Wilkinson of Poolburn or Ophir and gave birth in Feb 1889. Out of wedlock so no birth certificate has been found.The evidence about Villiers is because his name has been added to my parents'marriage certificate,11 Nov 1908 at Tuapeka Mouth.
On the marriage cert A Villers is described as a chemist, but exhaustive searchr=es of NZ chemists did not reveal him.
Other 3 grandparents and further baCK ARE CLEAR

 

Name: Heather Hagen <heather@scanningsystems.com.au>
Date: 2008-08-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? circa 1856
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
CODLING, Thomas (1821-1892) and Jane (1811-1882), with family members Eliza (NZ?),Emma (NZ?), William (NZ?), Thomas (b.1852), Walter (b.1854). Arrival circa 1854 (when Thomas junior 4yrs old).
Cannot find passenger list/ship. All help appreciated.

 

Name: June Dorricott <mervjune@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-08-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Some
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Auckland museum & National Archives
Comments:
dorricott family arrived 1883, Auckland, to find a better life.
Codlin family were early settlers 1841.Went to Australia first. 2 brothers settled here but can't find the ship they came on, some say the Maukin but no passenger lists.

 

Name: Andrina Thompson (nee Beech <rtproperty@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2008-07-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? My grandfather was on his way to the States from Australia
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes in 1928
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No still looking - think the ship was the 'Manuka'
Comments:
I have tried just about every avenue I can think of to find a ship coming from Sydney to Auckland in 1917-1920 with a passenger Thomas William Beech on it. I need to confirm the date he came and the ship, although my father thinks it was the Manuka.
 

Name: Bev Thomson <bevthom@wise.net.nz>
Date: 2008-07-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Clearances/better life/Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Mckenzies, Craigs, and Paisleys all settled in Otago. Thomsons from Shetland settle in Canterbury
 

Name: Jude Molloy <judemolloy@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-07-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? wellington
Comments:
Newman Whaley
arrived in New Zealand from England 1913
On the Ruahine...to Wellington port..

 

Name: jeff lonsdale <jeff@lonsdale3oak.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2008-07-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1937/9
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Lizzie Kenyon b.1906 Heywood. Lancashire. UK arrived NZ 1937/9 possibly at Wellington. Accompanied by her mother Alice who sadly died a few weeks after their arrival!
 

Name: Laraine Wiles <larainewiles@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-07-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? web.ukonline.co.uk/sheila .jones
Comments:
My grandmother's parents and siblings sailed on the RUAPEHU to Auckland from London in 1884. She was either a small girl or born in NZ. They settled at Port Albert on the North Island. She came to Australia when she was about 18 years old.
 

Name: Marion McCormick <ianmarmcc@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-07-14
Comments:
Looking for date when William McLean arrived in NZ, Possible Port Chalmers. Born 1843 in Irvine Ayshire, Scotland, Married in Dunedin in 1875 to a Sarah Maria Miller. William is listed as a Master Mariner, captain of the ss Jane and ss Peninsula. Moved to Invercargill in 1888
 

Name: Jodie Booth <jodiebooth80@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1923
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Dont Know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My grandfather Albert Thomas Booth sailed on the Orient line R.M.S Otranto He left England on the 29th April 1923.
 

Name: Patricia Moosman <pat.moosman@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-03-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1867 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes on the net
Comments:
The ship was the Warwick into Auckknd 1867. Wanting to know more about Maria and Elizabeth McCollum listed together and then a Kate McCollum all on the same ship my ggrandfather came to NZ in 1865 and I am wondering if I have found some more of the family seeing it is only 2 years between the arrivals .Is it possible to find out their parents names and where they came from. The type of information you can get ib Australia. Thank you
 

Name: Robert Allan <evenrob@rogers.com>
Date: 2008-03-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Findmypast.com
Comments:
John Alexander Fullerton (Jack) left Kilsyth, Stirlingshire on January 5, 1954 for Wellington, New Zealand. He was 22 years old and sailed from Glasgow on the S.S. Captain Cook. He originally settled in Wellington and later moved to Christchurch. He Married Johan Clow and had two daughters. Jack, having served in the parachute regiment, Roayl Artillery, in Britain had joined a parachute club in N.Z. On 30 November, 1964 he was killed when a parachute failed to open properly.
 

Name: Roy Champion <champions@pinewoodcourt.co.nz>
Date: 2008-03-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am trying to locate a passenger list from the Shaw Savill vessel MAMARI. that arrived in 1920
 

Name: Ged Smith <gedeks@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1841 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am looking for a vessel called the Mauraganaki Dowse it came to New Zealand in 1841 cannot seem to locate it on any register.
Would love some help
thanx
ged

 

Name: Fred waite <gravedigging@talktalk.net>
Date: 2008-02-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To teach, 1857, Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, through the Guildhall Library in London.
Comments:
My ancestor W W Waite and his family sailed on the Bosworth from Tilbury and arrived at Port Chalmers on 26th of November 1857. The voyage was momentous in that two crew members attempted to set fire to the ship in mid-ocean. William Waite became the first schoolmaster at Warepa, Otago teaching children in his house. The first school building was constructed in 1858 and William taught there until 1863. He then took his wife and family to Australia. William had previously emigrated to Canada with his wife in 1841.
 

Name: Mary-Jane Kirkman <kirkmanfamily@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-01-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gold mining
Comments:
I am searching for information about Patrick Callanan, son of David Callanan and Mary Silk. Patrick married Margaret Athy in milton 1880. He had a quarter share in the Evan's claim which he sold in 1885 so he could purchase land in Manuka Creek, Otago.
 

Name: Martyn Borthwick <newswick@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1915 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes from British shipping records
Comments:
At age 19 my Grandmother came from London to Wellington Leaving on the 16th of October 1914 and arriving early Feb 1915 of a cargo Ship called the Mamari
 

Name: Lyn Allen <jdle@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-01-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not sure
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Ancestor born around 1870, we are told worked his passage to NZ when he was 17 on a USS boat. His name was Frederick James Bentley, but could have gone under James Frederick Bentley, or Frederick James. I am trying to find the name of the boat or a website for the USS ships. Any hep here would be appreciated.
 

Name: Yvonne Moore <ymoore@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am trying to locate my Grandfather's mother.
I know from family records that she moved to New Zealand in the early 1900's and she passed away in New Zealand in or about 1961.
Her name was Harriet Johnston(e) She was born on 31 March 1876 in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. Her parents were James & Harriet(nee Mills) Johnston(e).

 

Name: Elizabeth Waterston <bette.waterston@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2008-01-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know why. 1860
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes "New Zealand Bound"
Comments:
Peter Gibson,wife Margaret Forsyth and infant son James Gibson sailed for NZ from Glasgow on 01.06.1860 on board sailing ship Pladda; landing in Otago 98 days later.
Peter and his family were born in Edinburgh Scotland.
His brother George was my great grandfather, he was a master mariner and may have been the inspiration for Peter's decision to emmigrate
Peter, a butcher, worked and lived in Dunedin: he and his wife went on to have 11 children.
Peter and Margaret Gibson are buried in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery

 

Name: Gaye Simms <gaye_reuben@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-28
Comments:
Taranaki
 

Name: Margaret Whitmore <WHITMORE.R-M@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1876?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
Name: Simon Ward Spence from Orkney Scotland
 

Name: Ian & Judi Harding <harji@wisenet.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1920 ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not that I know of
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? just started to look
Comments:
Researching Miss M. Taylor. Passenger 1920 ?
Fellow travellers Margaret Finlayson (Cabin 30)
& J.S. McGregor.
Information gathered from Miss Mabel Taylor (My grandmother) 22 Beacon Rd Loughborough England.)

 

Name: James H Devitt <devittj@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-12-22
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Captain Henry Devitt of the "Otaki" for the 1877 trip.I have a framed letter of
appreciation signed by the passengers dated 4Nov 1877.
I have also have the cup won by the crew in the Open Boat
Race at the Wellington Regatta undated but I assume 1877

 

Name: William Hawks <khawks@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1850-1900
Comments:
Ireland
 

Name: Shona Young <shones_bb@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington, Dec 1882
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for a passenger list for the Lady Jocelyn, arriving Wellington 21/12/1882 from England. The passenger I am looking for is Charles Spencer, possibly aged around 14yrs.
 

Name: Ivy Purdom <Ivyp601@aol.com>
Date: 2007-12-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? SS Ionic 1923 Findmy past
Comments:
Update on Rutter immigration Margaret died either on the voyage or shortly after arrival, George senior remarried a Henrietta Isitt nee Bennett in Invercargill in 1937. Daughter Elizabeth was married to Colin Gordon Sutherland divorced Dunedin 1948 remarried to Leo Jack Godfrey in 1950 Any further info greatly appreciated. Ivy
 

Name: Lesley O'Neill <mloneill@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-11-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1860/61
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
George William & Charlotte Larking & daughter Annie aged 14 years. Don't know if there were anymore children. Have no idea the name of the ship or which port they embarked. Researching Annie who left New Zealand in 1862 for Victoria Australia - she married my great grandfather in Echuca 1870. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: James McHarg <james.mc-harg@sky.com>
Date: 2007-11-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Aukland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not likely
Comments:
My grandmother's brother Robert emmigrated to New Zealand. His name is Robert Templeton and I know that he was a lighthouse keeper on the Tiri Tiri lighthouse. He was born in 1886 in glasgow. My grandmother did not hear from him until a letter appeared in the Sunday Post and this was him trying to contact his sister.
I have received word from a Archivist in New Zealand who tells me of a Robert Templeton who arrived on the 19th June 1908 at Aukland on the ship Cornwall which sailed from liverpool ( Archive reference AREPRO 4711/441 ).
Can you confirm this or any additional information from a passenger list. If I knew the shipping company then I could try from the Uk end.

Please oblige If possible

Jim Mcharg

 

Name: Mary-Louise Annison <macaja@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2007-11-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Yes - 19/11/1876 Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Ship DUNEDIN leaving England 27/08/1876 and arrive at Port Chalmers 19/11/1876. I am trying to confirm my ancestors ANNISON where on this ship but as yet have been unable to locate a passenger list. Can any help or point me in the right direction?
 

Name: Mirk Smith <anvil.trust@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 20 Jan 1843 New Plymouth, New Zealand
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. New Plymouth Museum
Comments:
Richard and Jane (Liddicoat) Old left St Mawgan, Cornwall and emigrated to New Plymouth, NZ on board the Essex arriving 20th Jan 1843. They arrived with 9 of their 10 children, Jane b.1816 (m. Henry Bailey 1843); Robert b.1820 (m. Maria Williams Wills 1845); John b.1821 (m. Mary Jane Knuckey 1845 ); Margaret b.1823 (m. John Hicks 1843); William b.1824 (m. Harriet White Foreman 1849); Martha b.1828 (m. David Sole 1849); James b.1831 )m. Betsy Rickard Wills 1854); Christianna b.1832 (m. Christian Theodore Nelson 1851); Fanny b.1835 (m1. Benjamin Leverick Fox 1851 m2. Alexander James Boswell 1866). All the children married in New Plymouth and most raised their children there. Richard and Jane had 110 grandchildren, as they all had large families.
Richard Old jnr b.1818 (m. Jane Rawlings 1839) and stayed in Little Gliven, in Cornwall.

 

Name: brian blestowe <blestowe@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2007-11-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland September 1873
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? only my grandfather.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes
Comments:
My great grandfather ( William )emigrated with is wife and two children, the eldest my grand father on the ship Berar arriving in NZ September 3 rd 1873 after a trip of 103 days.

They went on to have a futher, at least, 3 children he then was killed in an accident in Coromandel on 11 March 1880.

Some how, after his death, the family moved to Sydney Australia. His wife Jane married an Edward Barnes in Australia in 1888.

I have been trying for some time to find any descendants in Australia but in spite of his five children there do not seem to be any of the male line there. Our surname is unique ( the result of two spelling mistakes when william joined the Royal marines ) so it is easy to search.

There may be some via the female lines but I have not found any as it is difficult from the UK and the restrictions that the old colonies seem to have on BDM records.

 

Name: Ivy Purdom <Ivyp601@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-10
Comments:
Just to add to previous entry, possibly settled in ?Temuka
 

Name: Ivy Purdom <Ivyp601@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? southampton to wellington 1923
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? never
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? SS IONIC Rootdchat
Comments:
My father's eldest sister Margaret Jane Rutter nee Douglass, her husband George, daughter Elizabeth and son george arrived in Wellington aboard the SS Ionic. George was a coalminer. I have no idea where they originally settled or where to start searching. I have 2 possible marriages for their daughter and one for their son but until I find where they lived I cannot proceed any further. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ivy
 

Name: Sharon John <sharon@ngatiawa.iwi.nz>
Date: 2007-10-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not sure 1865 or 1866
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Did a while back but cant find it now
Comments:
Llewellyn John and wife Sarah Ann Dalley

and 3 or 4 children

 

Name: Richard Marshall <marshall796@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-10-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? sponsored by Canterbury Assoc.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes. twice
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Widow has passenger lists of Canterbury Ships, compiled by GJC.
Comments:
Researching Ven.George James Cholmondeley for his grandson's Widow. 15 Mar 1853 arrived at Lyttelton, in the ‘TASMANIA’.Trying to confirm he returned to England in 1855, in the ‘Champion of the Seas’, sailing from Melbourne on October the 27th, 1855, and arriving at Liverpool on January the 25th 1856. Returned to Hobson's Bay, Aus., in the 'Wanata' as ship's Chaplain but do not know how he got back to NZ. Also away from NZ,19/1/1896-25/10/1896 but have no details. Any help locating passenger lists would be appreciated.
 

Name: raelene hogg <raelene_hogg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Do not know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Do not know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Maybe here
Comments:
William Bayley Bray arrived in Lyttelton On the 'Duke of Bronte' in 1851 with his wife Harriet and four children.

Our family have discovered a photo amongst our late mother and father's poccessions of an historic cottage built
in Chch, NZ by William Bayley Bray. It seems to be too much of a coincidence that our
grandmother (our fathers mother) mother ,was a Mary Ann Bray born on the 29th April 1863 in Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, NZ. Can anyone tell us if there is a relationship somehow between William Bayley Bray and Mary Ann Bray.

 

Name: maryknox <maryknox13@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? arrived 1879
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
James McIntosh and wife Mary Walker with 2 children arrived in 1879. Not known if Port Chalmers or Dunedin Settled in Russell Street Dunedin and raised a family of seven.
 

Name: paula maureen puha- flavell <paulangata@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1800's in dargarvill
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
la flavell a captain from france
 

Name: Ros Partis <ros@partis1.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2007-09-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To Farm
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
George & Ann Gorton emgrated to New Zealand around 1860.They had three children including my great Great Grandfather whilst there. My Gt.Grandfather was Charles John Godwin Gorton. Born 1862,His sister Annie Jane, and brother William born 1866. They had a farm called Flatbush at Otahuhu.
They were back in England by 1873 where they had two more daughters.

 

Name: Mary <mfac@eastlink.ca>
Date: 2007-09-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I do not know why. The year was1861 on the PLADDA.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? I do not believe so.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes.
Comments:
I like this site very much.When I came by it was a pure fluke. I am looking for decendents of Alexander Bathgate & 7 of his children that went over with him. He was born in Aberlady Parish,East Lothian,Scotland. He was married & lived in Acrum Parish,Roxburghshire,Scotland.When he left for N.Z. he was a widower. He & his children lived in West Taieri,Otago,N.Z.. I hope to hear from someone on the Bathgates.Thanks for any help & thanks for the site.
 

Name: P J Rattenbury <p_rattenbury@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-09-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New Life, Arrived New Plymouth 1875
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not Known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes thanks! On this site
Comments:
Searching for information on Henry RATTENBURY, migrant on the good ship Avalanche, arrived NP January 1875. Henry had a brother James who also emigrated from Winkleigh North Devon.
Cannot find record of James arrival in NZ.
The brothers married sisters Alice and Emma SAMPSON in Taranaki.
I am descended from James and Alice.

 

Name: annie johnson <moscowannie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Possibly poverty. Lived in the village of Warkton in Northamptonshire, born 1837. Both parents died within a short while of ea
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
It is rumoured that George Routhan arrived in NZ in 1864, and that he 'walked' from Dunedin to Hokita region, where he settled and married. Descendants live there today and in other parts of NZ
 

Name: Barrie Mair <barrie@bisafety.com.au>
Date: 2007-08-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Timaru?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Still looking
 

Name: Anita Wilson <liza@whinnee.com>
Date: 2007-08-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? They eloped
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes, and then immigrated to South Africa
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, still wading through
Comments:
Searching for James Maximilian Cornwall_alias Cornuel. He was a physician. Fell in love with Lady Caroline Mary Hill. She was related to Queen Victoria. Their romance was frowned upon, so they eloped to and went to N.Zealand, but returned, to England, where the Queen relented, and they immigrated to S.Africa, Where they both died. She, when her horst stepped in a hole, and threw her. He, barely 3 months after her. There is more about this.
 

Name: faye pedersen <faye.pedersen@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-08-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? betterlifestyle, auckland, 29th jan, 1875
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? YES FROM WHITE WINGS
Comments:
GREATGRANDPARENTS GEO, AND MARY HARRISON & THREE CHILDREN MARY, WILLIE AND ALICE. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN ON BOARD SHIP, INVERERNE. THROUGH YOUR SITE I WAS ABLE TO ESTABLISH HER TRUE DATE OF BIRTH, SHE WAS FANNY INVERERNE,I AM TRYING TO LOCATE A PHOTO OF THE VESSEL INVERERNE, IF ANYONE FRON YOUR GUESTLIST CAN HELP I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. E- MAIL TO FAYE.PEDERSEN@XTRA.CO.NZ THANK YOU
 

Name: ROBERT AND MARGARET BARCLAY <marbri@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-08-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life- 1876 -Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Settled in Mataura
 

Name: Ian PINER <tedot@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-07-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? For a better life. Arrived at Lyttelton in 1879
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Passenger List of RANGITIKI, Voyage No 4, located at Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.
Comments:
Edward SCOTT, and his wife Mary Ann Agnus (nee FISH), together with their three sons - Thomas John SCOTT, aged 16 years, Robert SCOTT, aged 14 years, and Edward SCOTT, aged 7 years, emigrated from Northumberland, England, departed Plymouth, 19 JUL 1879, sailing on the RANGITIKI, arriving Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand, on 24 OCT 1879 and settled in Kaiapoi, Canterbury. A fourth son, Walter William SCOTT, was born at "The Old Pah" Kaiapoi, on 26 SEP 1881.
Their two daughters, Emma Elizabeth SCOTT (11 AUG 1860 - 12 SEP 1868), and Mary Ann SCOTT (12 MAY 1874 - 28 FEB 1876) had died in the home County, Northumberland, England.

Edward and sons, were in the early years employed at the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills and were also members of the Kaiapoi Brass Band.

I am interested in exchanging information with other descendants. I have extensive family records.

 

Name: Kerry Mullooly-Howse <mulloolylk@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-07-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To have a better life.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. 1868.
Comments:
I am looking for my great great uncle who arrived here from Australia to the Otago goldfields apparently his name was Michael Mullooly and he eventually ended up in Tolaga Bay, and was a guard on the Chatam Islands when Te Kooti was a prisoner there, and also my great grandmother who came out around 1875 from Ireland with her sister, her name was Elizabeth Beatrice Maria Maxwell and supposedly came here to marry the above Michael but instead married his brother James.
 

Name: Jacqui Moce (nee Eddy) <moce@inspire.net.nz>
Date: 2007-07-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Some to mine others to farm.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Your site
Comments:
West Coast at Rununga and Westport. Kaipara Harbour, Waihi,Auckland, Te Aroha. Would love to find 1/2 sister born to Bill Eddy, Palmerston North c 1960-70. The Eddy family originatlly from St.Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Also the Hocking side of the family.
 

Name: robyn chandra <robyn.chandra@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-07-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new life 1872 Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes Norway-Heritage
Comments:
Neils Christensen and his wife Anna Maria Ericksen and 2 daughters Hansine and Sevrine Neilsdatter.They are my great grand parents.Arrived on the Palmerston.1972.I have some information but still looking.Her sister arrived 1872 on the Ballarat to Napier.Mette Katrina Eriksen her husband Hans Henrick Mortensen.They settled in Napier and round about.They all came from Denmark.Any one know anything about these families.
 

Name: Jeanette Hopkinson <netnfred@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-07-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1874 Lyttelton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No- had 12 children !!!
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes , via rellies friend
Comments:
This is a good site I stumbled on- I am helping a an ex Kerryman(Ireland) who lives in Florida USA.

I have not been able to find my Great Grandparents Mary(Sullivan) and John Pierce arrival details. The arrived 1874 on the Carisbrooke Castle, with a 4month old daughter, Mary.

 

Name: Cheryl Craig <chezcraig1@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Comments:
Hi there,
Have just started getting the information for my New Zealand connections, for the surname Hobman. Found this site thru Stu Davidson, and am trying to connect with him about his family tree and gather more info on the family.

Cheryl

 

Name: D Blair <getus@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-05-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? arrived in Dunedin around Sept.1864
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
John Harvey Blair, a 25 year old widower from Edinburgh and Jemima Gunn, a 24 year old spinster from Wick sailed on the same ship from Scotland to Dunedin in 1864.
Their “Application to Marryö, dated 23.2.1865 states that they have been in Dunedin for 5 months, which means their ship must have arrived at Port Chalmers around September 1864. Possible ships are "Beautiful Star", "Hamilla Mitchell", "City of Dunedin" and "Gala". Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the passenger lists for any of the 4 ships. Can anyone help?

 

Name: robina mckenzie <robinamckenzie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better opportunities. 1878. Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
Jane (or Janet) BUCHANNON (or BUCHANAN)possibly nee McCaine, McCane, McCann or McEwan. 1878 from Armagh, County Down, Belfast, Ireland. Arrived Auckland thence to Tauranga. 8 x BUCHANAN children Tauranga born 1879 - 1897. worked as a domestic in the TURNER Family home Okere Falls.
 

Name: Donna <kerbab@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-05-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Akld I think 1920
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Surname Bruton, came from Sydney all 6 of them! Gt grandfather is on the census 1924, have never been able to find the ship they came on, and will I ever find it. Their ship must be the only one not listed!!! Please help me its becoming a fixiation, LOL!! Donna Akld
 

Name: Annie Cox <coxy.net@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-05-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1877 Port chalmers
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Looking for a Passenger list for the ship'Invercargill' from London to Port Chalmers arrives 19 May 1877.
Otago witness have differing reports on the 4 August and the 25 August 'Mr and Mrs Tweedy and 4 children' the 'Mr and Mrs Tweedy, and 6 children'.
Can anyone help my locate this list or have any info on other passengers aboard. Where can i look to find the list?
No luck at Archives NZ or Googling.

 

Name: Sharon O'Brien <objs@smartchat.net.au>
Date: 2007-05-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton pre 1885
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Left Aus. for NZ - gold - on his own ??? or with siblings.
Born Heathcote Vic. 10.8.1859. siblings?
Married Ellen Louise Bodger in Lyttleton 1886.
Know some from 1886. but not records prior . Have an idea from Melbourne family history records, need to confirm.

 

Name: j. andersen <grandmabear@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-05-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
looking for my husbands ancestors who came from Demark about 1859/1860 with their son aged 2 years.Andreas Christian Andresen, his wife Ellen Margrete Neilsen and son Andrew Christian Andersen.Maybe they sailed to England then onto New Zealand.It is believed they left Copenhagen in Denmark.We have no other information.
 

Name: Beverley Shields <bevshields@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-05-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Grandmother told her younger sons would not survive another northern UK winter
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? She returned, waited for the end of WW1, then returned to NZ with her daughter May and eldest son Henry Allan DEAN
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No. I have no idea what boat any of these trips was on.
Comments:
Looking for details of the passage of Alice DEAN and son William. Of her return to UK and her second trip back to NZ with daughter May and son Henry Allan DEAN.
 

Name: Gaye Simms <gaye_reuben@homtail.com>
Date: 2007-05-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I have only just begun to search
 

Name: Herbert H Miller. <hmiller26@aol.com>
Date: 2007-04-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? He was born in New Zealand in 1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Joseph Harvey was born in New Zealand in 1862, his father was in the army (R H Militia), in 1881 the family was living
in London. I think he met my great aunt (sarah maria townshend) there, they returnd to New Zealand and married
in Dunedin, Otago in 1882. I would like to know if they stayed in New Zealand and had any family.
Herbert H Miller.

 

Name: frances howard <trevendaley@msn.com.au>
Date: 2007-04-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? to join family,auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? visit only
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
believed to have arrived on the SS Arawa Nov 1923
 

Name: Alan Godfery <agod@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1877
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My ggrandfather Wiliam Daniel GODFERY sailed from London on January 27th 1877 for New Zealand; he settled in Thames. I have been unable to locate his name on any passenger lists
 

Name: Gael Olsen <gaelolsen@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-03-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Mary Anne Crampton (nee Douglas) husband died. Arrived from Wicklow Ireland on the Metropolis to Lyttelton, June 16, 1863
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No Mary did not return to the Old Country
Comments:
Mary Anne was accompanied by four of her sons - Thomas, John, William and Marlborough and her two daughters Charlotte and Mary Anne (verified at the National Archives as being on the "assisted passengers' list for the SS Metropolis). Alicia the elder daughter, had come to New Zealand in 1858 on the "Westminster", and George arrived in 1860.
 

Name: David Green <green_gables@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-03-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I'm trying to find immigration & vessel details pertaining to FREDERICK BROUGHAM GREEN who was born in Launceston, Tasmania where he married SARAH ANN JARVIS on 28/12/1864 both age 22. They had a son FREDERICK WILLIAM GREEN born 1865 in Launceston and as a family moved to NZ and settled in the town of BULLS. I'd love to hear from anyone who can help with - Vessel name, Date arrival and at which NZ port, passenger list.

David Green

 

Name: Jessica <McCash>
Date: 2007-03-06
Comments:
I would like to find any information on my ggggrandfather Alexander McCash that arrived in new Zealand on a ship called Pomona in 1876. this is all the infomation i have on him and would like to know ANY other. you can contact me at hell_on_heels@hotmail.com

Thanks
Jessica McCash

 

Name: Helen <helen_mcmillan@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-06
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
onlt know they are not on the censes roll for 1891 in england but are there in 1881
 

Name: Joy Ricks <joyricks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Aukland circa 1859
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? For a visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? N Z BoundSeeking help in locating descendants living in N Z
Comments:
Seeking help in locating any N Z descendants of Samuel COCHRANE> Samuel was my g g grandfather. He arrived in N Z circa 1859. His wife Sarah Martha COCHRANE nee PARKER and three children, William Stephen,Samuel Charles and Mary Ann arrived in Auckland 21st August 1860.Samuel senior and William were auctioneers in Auckland. Samuel senior in mentioned in early N Z newspapers as a pioneer of the area. His son Samuel Charles, my g grandfather spent time in Canada where his wife Maria nee Biscoe died in 1885. Samuel C. COCHRANE had two daughters and one son. His son William Frederick COCHRANE was my maternal grandfather. The two daughters went to N Z with their father and my grandfather lost contact with the family. One daughter Sarah Louisa married a John BLACKBURN. Sarah Louisa was born in Canada circa 1875. I would especially like to locate photos of the COCHRANE family.
Thankyou for this great website. It was great to find my ancestors on the shipping lists without knowing dates or names of ships.
Joy

 

Name: noel gillespie <noel .design@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-27
Comments:
Hi.
My name is Noel Gillespie of Christchurch and currently am researching material for a book on the history of Opawa- in the eastertn part of Christchurch. I am searching for relations of the earlt settlers who set up home/ business in Opawa.
Please contract me at noel.design@xtra.co.nz
or 74a Norwood Street Christchurch 03 3323 689
Noel Gillespie

 

Name: Gaynor James <gaynor.fotos@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Otago 1870's. Gold
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My Great Gr William James and his wife Mary Jane Campbell( born Jamaica) Came from Glamorganshire in Sth Wales. My grandfather Frank Howard James was born at Pt Chalmers in 1879. It is believed his father was a sea captain and drowned. Frank and his sister Molly were brought up by relatives. I would appreciate knowing more about William and Mary Jane and when and how they arrived.
 

Name: Ron Curwood <curonnz@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Akaroa & Lytleton
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? On this site THANKS
Comments:
"Indian Empire" Lyttleton Dec 1863 & Apr 1865 seeking passenger list. Looking for Charles and Margaret BATES with 8 children, arriving from UK they settled at French Farm on the Akaroa harbour.

 

Name: Maureen Chambers <mchambers@ceinternet.com.au>
Date: 2007-02-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life probably. 1863. Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not as far as I know.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, through your pages thank you
Comments:
Catherine Carne YOULTEN (1838-1919)is one of my ancestors born in Redruth, Cornwall. On 6 Jun 1863 she married Joseph ANDREW, (1839-1909) born in Truro, Cornwall. Two weeks after their marriage the couple emigrated to NZ (on 18 Jun 1863, aboard "Accrington") arr Lyttleton 9 Sep 1863. As far as I know they settled in Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ. They had 3 children that I can find: Josiah (1865-1934), Ellen (1867-1935) and Frederick (1872-1933). Thank you for this wonderful website.
 

Name: Barbara Crow <bcrow@gra.midco.net>
Date: 2007-02-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My father, Norman Hulme, and his parents, William and Alice Hulme disembarked from the Paparoa at Lyttelton in 1914. The ship left England in 1913. My dad turned 14 during the voyage.
 

Name: Ron Leggett <ron.leggett@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-02-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttelton June 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Archives NZ
Comments:
Details can be viewed: Freewebs.com/ronleggett
homepages.paradise.net.nz/ronlegge



 

Name: anjanette campbell <ma_neenabeez@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? dont have much info about him.Arrived in n.z from scotland in the late 1800's early 1900's.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No return
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no.not yet
Comments:
My ancestors name is Alexander Campbell and he arrived in n.z from scotland.Married a Heni from the east coast.That is all the info i have on them.
 

Name: Chris & Lindsay Strong <hyselct@es.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Possibly goldrush, year 1862, arrived Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, we only know the ship was the Aldinga from Melbourne
Comments:
We are researching my husband's great grandfather who we know came to Port Chalmers in 1862 but there is a gap as we know the ship (Aldinga) came from Melbourne to NZ but we are trying to find when he left Kent and arrived in Melbourne. His name is Robert Strong and he started the well-known watchmaker's shop in Naseby in the Maniototo. He married Jane Ferguson from Waihola (Otago) and they had 8 children, one of whom (William) took over the watchmaker's shop in 1899. William also became Mayor of Naseby in 1923 and died in 1967. My husband remembers him vaguely as a child.
 

Name: Jan Jowers <jananderic@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton
Comments:
James Jowers settled in Kaiapoi.
 

Name: Anne <AFrost@Sky.com>
Date: 2007-01-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1869
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? died in NZ
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Jan Brinkley (K Brinkley) signed guestbook September 2002 quoting Thomas Brinkley and Mary Matilda Brinkley (nee Taylor). Unfortunately, no email address was given for me to contact. Thomas was my great-uncle and I am searching for any of his descendants. Thomas and Mary married in England UK in 1869. Thomas died in 1921 in Aukland and Mary died in 1930 in Te Aroha.
 

Name: jackie rix lambert <jackielambert147@talktalk.net>
Date: 2007-01-29
Comments:
ancester drowned at sea 1879 on route to new zealand he was crew member on Tiber 1879 he and another officer of TIBER were drowned after taking small boat for recreation voyage in st thomas US Virgin islands would be grateful of any info (I know he was mentioned in stuart nicols book MacQueens legacy history of royal mail lines but cant track book down) any help would be gratfully received
regards jackie rix lambert

 

Name: Narelle Brigden <nbrigden@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-01-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life, 1884, Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
Please help!! Louisa Jane (nee Udall) and Charles Neale (misspelt as Niel) arrived in Port Chalmers from London aboard the ship Hindonstan in May 1874. Somewhere in Dunedin their daughter Louisa Elizabeth Adelaide Udall Neale was born. But also, Charles died as Louisa and daughter left NZ alone for Australia and remarried in 1877 as a widow. We know Charles never made it to Australia. We can not find any records of Louisa birth or of charles'death. If anyone can find something/anything all of our families would appreciate it. Please contact me, Narelle Brigden at nbrigden@bigpond.com
 

Name: Kerry Clare-Carter <kerryfclarecarter@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? start a better life.Ship: Severn arrived Port Chalmers, NZ 5 Sep 1868
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
William & Marie GRAY nee LAZARE arrived from Ireland in 1853 with 2 children, having married in Port Louis, Mauritius in 1849. William was involved in missionary work there. Marie is French Creole. They settled in Tutaenui, Rangitikei in 1857 after first living in Wanganui.
Marie's mother, her Aunt & Emmanuel aged 9, came to visit the family in October 1868.
Otago Witness: Issue Sat 12 Sep 1868 states the Severn arrived on 5 Sep 1868 at Port Chalmers from Mauritius.

 

Name: Gael Olsen <gaelolsen@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-01-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To start a better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Johan Frederick Wilhelm Olsen and his Hedvig Eleonora Johanne Morck arrived in New Zealand from Denmark before 1884 and settled in Hukatere, Kaipara. I cannot find out what year and what ship they arrived on in Auckland. Anyone can give me any more information?
 

Name: Bella Fox <cyril@foxalma.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2007-01-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1843 -1850
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ?
Comments:
We found a trip on a whaling ship by someone of similar name, but cannot guarantee it is the same person. He was sey down back in London in 1843. We need a trip after that abroad somewhere. Passenger name was William Absolum.
 

Name: Val <thehairyman22@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-06
Comments:
My great, great grandfather was the Rangitiki's butcher who died en-route to NZ (arrived from London, July 5 1882). Thanks for putting the newspaper clipping on the page, it was very informative.
 

Name: Lisa Rogers <fallen_angel_80@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? They arrived in Lyttleton somewhere between 1900 and 1910
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? to my knowledge no..
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? I have had no luck in finding my rlatives on any passenger lists
Comments:
fascinating website which I am sure has provided much help for many people.

I would love to know the ship my great grandparents traveeled to new zealand on from England or Wales between 1900 and 1910, they were James and Agnes Rogers and 4 or 5 children.

 

Name: Grant Hudson <GrantHudson@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-01-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1858, Auckland,Normanhall ship
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
My Grandfather,john spink Hudson,Wesleyan minister, arrived with his family on the "Normanhall"1858-59, and settled and built at Streamlands, Dome valley, Warkworth.
 

Name: john robinson <johnrobbie@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-12-30
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
trying to find out info about grandparents bill mcqueen and margaret bell they arrived on the ionic approx 1905
 

Name: Robin Ward <rward@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-12-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To make a better life for themselves in a new country.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. At the Christchurch Public Library, New Zealand section.
Comments:
William Harrington and his wife Marianne (nee Snell) and young son Henry, and Marianne's brother Joseph. They arrived on the 31 July 1852 in the "Samarang" at Lyttleton. They settled in Christchurch. William's father and Marianne's mother (they married each other in UK and arrived NZ in the Grasmere in 1855, also at lyttleton.
 

Name: Jan <janedge@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-12-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Probably for a better life. Lyttelton??
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not sure.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
Looking for information on John STEEL (wife Ellen CONYER) who visited NZ in 1883. There is a John Steel who had a grocery store in Ashburton with wife's name as above, but at the same time a John Steel appears in the census in England. Was the John STEEL who had the grocery store in Ashburton a brother of Joseph Robinson STEEL, blacksmith of Ashburton? If so did he have a daughter with the same name as his wife? Did he remain in NZ after his trip out in 1883? Any help greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Carol J McEwen <carjoy@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2006-11-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? William Wilcox abt 1905 ? and Dorothy in 1907 WEllington then Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Dorothy - request for assistance
Comments:
Dorothy Wilcox (nee Seddon) - William Wilcox had already arrived about 2 years before we think. Dorothy came on the Doric with her sister-in-law. Arrival in Weelington not sure how they arrived in Auckland - understand forst settled in what is now the area on Don Bucks Road, Massey. Later shifted to Huntly and then to Pukemiro.
 

Name: Chris Adams <adamsclan@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-11-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1842 on Jane Gifford
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? stayed in nz
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes-one of them-your site
Comments:
Have only found one of four families that emigrated to nz that being the "Olivers".Still have find the Kemps,Adams',
and the Lords time of arrival and on what ships.
Would really love a photo of the Jane Gifford if one was available.
great site!!
cheers
chris

 

Name: Colin Lundy <colin@lundy.co.nz>
Date: 2006-11-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not known
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not to my knowledge
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. On the website listed in the remarks section
Comments:

Waitangi 1878.

I could not find details of the 1878 voyage of the Waitangi to Lyttelton on your website so I forward to you this address which gives the passenger list. Among them were my greatgrandfather William Lundy and his wife Hannah, and sons David, James, John, and Robert.

http://www.pycroft.co.nz/waitangi/waitangipasslst1.html

I am still searching for information about the family's links in County Down.


 

Name: SMITH <tislis@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2006-11-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? before 1885
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? went to Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, not yet
Comments:
With such a popular surname, it is not an easy task to find their emigration from UK to NZ and then onto Australia. John Ellington Smith and Mary Ann Hunt married in NZ (not yet found date or location) and then had a large family in NSW, including Rebecca Smith born 1891 and Nellie Smith born 1885. These two sisters married two brothers, Nellie married John Jehu Chapple and Rebecca married George Chapple. Descendants of both these two couples are in contact with each other, and look forward to meeting more relatives too. ALSO WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO SHARE OUR INFORMATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.
I am one of Rebecca's many grandchildren.

 

Name: Beverley McInnes <beejaysbaby@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? approx 1911 wanting a better life for family
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
James Grant and wife Elizabeth Blacklaws Low Baird brought three children to NZ and settled in Hastings around 1911. I have no information what ship they arrived on or to which port. They were born in Scotland but had been in Ireland working until they decided to emigrate but I don't know if they returned to Scotland before leaving for NZ.
 

Name: Joan Mundell <wmundell@hot.rr.com>
Date: 2006-11-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? New Location after marriage1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes returned around 1870.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
James Patterson and Janet Logan Mundell left Scotland after marriage 30 June, 1862 in Inverness, Scotland, but unable to find where settled. Their son Walter Thomas was born 17 Sept., 1863 and according to birth certificate in Tokomairiro, New Zealand, but I have been unable to find on map of New Zealand. Could someone help me? Thanks very much.
 

Name: mary burnett <maryburnett@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2006-10-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? to pursue a career of own choice. 1910. ?auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
Robert, Agnes and 1yr. old daughter Elsie Mary, arrived in NZ and were going to live in a small town in Hawke's Bay. Went to Hastings, fell in love with it and settled there. These are my mother and her parents. None returned to their homeland.
 

Name: Glenda Taffard <glendataffard@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1902
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not that I know of
Comments:
My great grandmother arrived in NZ with my grandfather in 1902 on the ship Ionic. I believe my great grandfather went to America to see if he liked it there before coming out to N Z. They were from Scotland. My great grandmothers name was Agnes Mitchell, my great grandfathers name was James Mitchell and my grandfathers name was David Mitchell
 

Name: Karen Atkinson <kaznscott@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-10-22
Comments:
Im looking for Edmund Tooker and Elizabeth Couper who were born in Scotland but married in Port Chalmers New Zealand
 

Name: Charles T. Purkiss <ctpurkiss@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-10-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1861 Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't know
Comments:
James Purkiss and Frances Purkiss
Arrived Nelson aboard the Sir George Pollock on 31 Aug 1861
Settled in Halcombe
Looking for ANY information on them

 

Name: Margaret Dennis <margnpat@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-10-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know unless it was the wars
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Aunt Rachel Hill emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Blenheim. She met on the ship Earnest Bowen and his family and they married. Rachel and Earnest had three children named Marion, Lesley and Edward. Lesley became a missionary and still lives in Blenheim. My Grandmother emigrated and lived with her daughter for a time and also Auntie Ruth went with her and lived in Nelson. I am trying to find the passenger lists and ships they all emigrated on. I know one was the Corinthic but for any other details I haven't got yet. I am going to write to my cousin again and see what other information she can get me. It is exciting to find out all the news and I have had some photocopies of photos. So that is a help. yours faithfully Margaret Dennis
 

Name: Jean Bradley <bradjj@wave.co.nz>
Date: 2006-10-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington on RMS Corinthic 1912
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for early 1912 passenger list for RMS Corinthic. December list on this web site is too late for my family.
Jessie McMeekin and Alexander McMeekin. Brother and sister from Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They stayed in Wellington for a few years and then moved to Rotorua.

 

Name: Heather Maloney <cjhl@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-09-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Searching - 1912 probably Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
Searching for a Lowe Family who came to New Zealand from Westhoughton, England about 1912. The daughter Ada was my husbands grandmother who died in 1962 at Hamilton. Her father, Peter would have been 43, his wife Ann 44 and sons Elias 21, Peter 18, William 16, daughters Ada 23 and Alice 11 if all the family came.
We know Ada and Elias lived and died in New Zealand but have not found any trace of any of the others yet.
Ada married twice - first husband Charles Edward Maloney was killed in the Ralph Mine explosion in 1914, just 3 months after they married. Their son, also Charles Edward Maloney was born in May 1915, 8 months after his father was killed. Ada remarried in 1917 to Alexander Lindsay Paterson at Blackball - he was a coalminer.
Any help to find the ship they came on would be appreciated. Her death certificate said she had lived in New Zealnd 50 years, which would make the arrival 1912, but how accurate that was, we do not know

 

Name: Margaret Ellis <nonieone@hotmail.com.au>
Date: 2006-08-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1870/80(about) Sth Island
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Family name is Michael Hamilton SCOTT and his wife Sarah Scott (nee McCARTER). Arrived in NZ from Ballymena,Nth Ireland with children including my Great-grandmother Ellen. Other children born were Frances May; Mary Elizabeth; James Walter; George Hamilton; Emma Laura; Evelyn McCarter; Martha; Florence and Mabel Ethel.Some most probably were not born in Ireland but in NZ. Family settled on a farm in Oamaru we believe but after 10 years, sold and went to live in Christchurch where my Great-grandfather took a position as a wool classer for Loan & Mercantile. Unable to locate the name of the ship that they came out to NZ in because I don't know the place that they left from - could be Ireland or England or even Scotland? Had property in Ireland, had money, not assisted passage to NZ. Other ancestors names are James Scott and Ellen Scott (nee Scott) and George McCarter and Martha Hunter. Would appreciate any assistance, thank you.
 

Name: Mark Moorhouse <memopob@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-08-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Land & employment opportunitiess, 1842-1875, Nelson & Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Never
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, persistant search, publications since
Comments:
Joseph Ford Duncan & Rachel Dunbar Duncan, to Nelson via 'Fifeshire' 1842 ex Dundee, Scotland
William Moorhouse & Alice Moorhouse, to Nelson via 'Martha Ridgway' 1842 ex Halifax, England
Richard James Trewavas, to Nelson via 'John Philips' 1860
ex Mousehole, Cornwall
Elizabeth Ann Davis to Lyttleton, via 'Waikato' 1875 ex Gloucester
James Davis & 2nd wife Comfort Davis to Lyttleton, via 'Atrato' 1874 ex Gloucester
William Wright & Sarah Wright to Lyttleton, via 'Stag' 1852 ex Croyden, Kent
George Pearce to Lyttleton, via 'Sir Edward Paget' 1856
ex London

 

Name: Sandra Short <sandradelphine@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? don't know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for Emily Ann Bidgood who came from England to Australia as a 14yr old then came to New Zealand. She married a sheep farmer whose name was Wallace another lead says she married a Richard Levitt. I have not been able to find the passenger list to New Zealand
 

Name: Mary Mirams <billandmary-taieri@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-08-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1886
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
henry Langdon and wife Susan with six children first settled in Thames
 

Name: Ian PINER <tedot@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-07-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Assisted passage on the "OPAWA" by N.Z.Government to open up new coal mines on West Coast, South Island arriving at Ne
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Charles PINER visited England in 1929 accompanyed by his daughter Ada PINER
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Passenger list "OPAWA" voyage No 4, located at National Archives, Wellington.
Comments:
Charles PINER from Gloucestershire, England arrived on the "OPAWA" at Nelson on 28 November,1879 and initially worked at the coal mines at Brunnerton, Westland and shortly thereafter at Springfield and Sheffield Colleries, in Canterbury. He later acquired a farm in nearby Annat and commenced farming.

On the same voyage were George NEWTON, and his family:-
Ann Isabel NEWTON, George William NEWTON, James NEWTON, Eleanor NEWTON, and Charles NEWTON. A shipboard romance was had between Charles PINER and Ann Isabel NEWTON who he later married in 1882.

Also on the same voyage was Elizabeth PETERS (Sub-matron) and her young daughter Mary PETERS (aged 13).

George NEWTON (Senior)later married Elizabeth PETERS in 1880 at Waddington, Canterbury. George NEWTON worked at various mines in Canterbury, later working and residing at Brunnerton/Greymouth, Westland. He became prominent in the coal miners' union in the Grey River Valley taking a leading roll in the Maritime Strike of 1890.

I am interested in exchanging information with other descendants. I have extensive family tree records.

 

Name: Jim Mattinson <jumpatjim-1837@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2006-07-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? various dates - meat & agric
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes visiting relatives
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
was lookig to fill in background on the Hoult family fron the UK

 

Name: Adele <PentonyGraham@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-30
Comments:
As far as I know, none of my family came out to NZ before me. So I was led to believe, but a Gt. Uncle was found to be in Auckland early 1900s! But he settled in Melbourne.But I spend my days researching early settlers to Carterton District and especially the cemetery, so anyone looking for an early settler, please get in touch.. my old email address was pentony@infogen.net.nz no longer applicable! Thank you... Adele Pentony-Graham Taphophile
 

Name: Debbie <debmor50@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gold in Westport. Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
The Hardley family came to NZ and settled in Charleston near Westport. They were tinsmiths and opened a shop in Charleston then Westport before moving to Auckland where they made cream cans for the growing dairy industry.
 

Name: Neil Coates <neilcoates@inspire.net.nz>
Date: 2006-06-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To escape the Irish famine, arrived in 1878, Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes Palmerston North public library
Comments:
My great great grandfather William Coates arrived in Lyttleton in 1878 onboard the Marlborough. He would have been an assisted immigrant from County Down in Ireland, he was a farm labourer and setttled in the Halswell area of Christchurch. His wife Margaret and two children arrived a year latter on board the Lady Jocelyn, they produced a family of thirteen children, lived in Canterbury until 1906 when they shifted to Taranaki and farmed at Lowgarth under Mount Taranaki
 

Name: Beryl Patrick <kiwikapers@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-06-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I would guess better life - 1879 - Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, via a friend
Comments:
My GGGParents Peter and Maria GRENFELL arrived on the ORARI from Plymouth/Lyttleton to settle in Christchurch together with their dozen children.
Other members of the family came from Isle of Man, Scotland and Cornwall but I have no knowledge yet of the vessel's on which they sailed to New Zealand.

 

Name: Jean Miller <coljean@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for better life.1890 &1924
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My G Grandfather & family left England nov 1884 on the Darling Downs arriving in Australia where they spent approx 6 years. They then came to N.Z. in 1890 landing in auckland, settling in Avondale.There was William John Cairn wife Maria LouisaDaughters Edith about13 yrs. Ethel about 8yrs. Son William Edwin aged about 12.There was also William John aged 35.


About 1924 My Grandfather Richard James Thompson brought 2 of his sons to N.Z. My Dad, Harold James Thompson & Walter Henry Thompson. He Left them here to fend for themselves and went onto Canada where there was a Daughter Florence. Another Son was left in England where he still lives aged 94.





























there was William

 

Name: Rob Beechey <rob_beechey@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-12
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes
Comments:
My Great Great Grandfather Frederick William Beechey (Fred) arrived on the ship Castle Eden in 1851 and settled in Governors Bay as a hotelier at Westcliff House. He Married Jane Ellen Nelson 16/12/1858.I have records from this point on but have no trace of his origins.
 

Name: Pat Loader <pat.loader@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttelton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Comments:
I'm looking for Loader family members that settled in Lyttelton in the 1800's
 

Name: lis <hunterac@macrocom.net.nz>
Date: 2006-06-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Irish emigration via Melbourne on Invincible husband arrived Bluff 1860 and wife + 3 children arrived Bluff in March 1861
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not as far as I know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? on web at Vic PRO for inward and outward passengers
Comments:
Bluff, family of John Clarke Hunter, incl wife Martha, sons John aged 6, William aged 3 and daughter Jemima born in Melbourne, aged 1
 

Name: robyn eaton <exhale@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Young Irish Catholic couple ? pregnant out of wedlock. c1876 Auckland
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Unsure of exact year. Still looking
Comments:
Kenny family settled to Thames ? gold mining.
 

Name: Felicity Lambie <flix@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-06-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttlelton 1851
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes this site
Comments:
Charles Baker "Duke of Bronte" 1851
 

Name: d a l grant <dalgrant@inspire.net.nz>
Date: 2006-06-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1875
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? partial hamburg immigration list
Comments:
theodore VOELZ - ON LAMMERSHAGEN ARRIVED WELLINGTON 1875
 

Name: danielle armstrong <jouneysend@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-05-01
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? returned for a vist
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? found 2 paddenger lists your site
Comments:
Mary Ann Antill (Leistershire)arrived on Dover Castle 1872 to met William Antill who had returned on Norna 1871
Settled Weka Pass Waipara

 

Name: Gary Powell <gpowell@reap.org.nz>
Date: 2006-04-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? May 1922 Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My grandparents came to Nz from Southhampton on the ship Pakeha. I am trying to find information about the Jarvis family.
 

Name: Kathy Menary <menaryj.k@actrix.gen.nz>
Date: 2006-04-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1911
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Application for certificate of naturalization:

Frank Herman Richard Stelter, German.
Particulars of arrival in NZ. Date 26//12/1911, Port of Wellington on the vessel ?spelt Ar?tuko, A?rtuko

 

Name: ann perks <ann.perks@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2006-04-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? no idea
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? dont know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? your site
Comments:
i discovered by accident your site when looking for a sara bauckham born c1835, i found on one of the ships a familly of bauckhams, could be cousins or a brother, on another ship framptons of dorset, my mothers maiden name was framp the ton omitted as the familly fleed the tolpuddle rebellion in dorset we know another branch went to nz and now we know when and how, very exciting discovery. By the way sarah bauckham was my gt gt gt grandma who married a william card, any one out there has any info gratefully received yours ann
 

Name: Norah Parry-Davies <agedlady@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better farming life.1864. ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Returned twice for visits
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Alexander Grant aged 59 in 1864 from a farming family, after a career in Customs and Excise. Settled in Pirongia, acquired 700 acres and some property. Died in 1888 leaving a widow. Two sons were left the property and farm and both claimed their inheritance. The descendants of one son still there. The second son was killed in an accident in 1907 and the widow returned to UK with three sons.
 

Name: lorraine <lorhug_au@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-04-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? before 1840
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? went to australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
mary anne dunlop born 1841 Auckland
married victoria austrlia 1860
parents matilda (wallace) james dunlop married ireland 1838 county cavan
other children john douglas, eliza jane, william charles,andrew james
arrival date or ship to nz not known. matilda lived 22 years in nz before going to Australia so puts arrival date in nz around 1838

 

Name: Christine Margaret Lee <c.austin@nut.org.ui>
Date: 2006-04-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not known, could be Roturura
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
1954, born in Mangakino, no other information. Searching for anyone who knew my family, Derek, Molly (mum and Dad), John, George, Christine and Gillian Lee. Mum became very ill and would like to thank Maori family who helped my dad through this time. Would also like to know the Salvation Army home that my twin and my little sister were sent to?
(I was born 22 October 1954). The Maori family gave my dad a bible and me a black maori doll. Can anybody help?

 

Name: William Taylor <the.holm@virgin.net>
Date: 2006-04-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life,1908-1930, don`t know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? don`t think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
3 of my grandfather`s brothers emigrated from UK sometime after 1908. Their names were Thomas, James & Robert Wilson, I think that they settled in or near Whakatane. Any information would be a grat help and very much appreciated.
 

Name: ken prince <kpri7520@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2006-04-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1875, port chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
robert and jane mctaggart and 5 childen arrived port chalmers on the vessel invercargil which had sailed from glasgow,scotland on 1/july/1875. my wife is looking for
any descendents. her great grandfather was one of the 5 children (he was born at sea during the voyage)

 

Name: Kevin Walker <kevin@learningcreations.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1888/9 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Searching for Charles William Walker, who arrived in Auckland around Jan/Feb 1889. He married in Auckland on 3 June 1889, and stated on his Intention to Marry that he had been in the country for 4 months.
 

Name: Michael Hart <michaelh@globalpartnersasia.com>
Date: 2006-04-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers, 1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Benjamin Hart arrived from Melbourne and setlled in Wetherstones, Lawrence. I think he came from Goldmining in Bendigo or Ballarat
 

Name: ngarimu <raccy@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2006-03-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1890, dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
margret reid from cork, settled in western plain south island
 

Name: Allan Steel <asteel@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2006-03-01
Comments:
My family came on the Strathfieldsaye in 1858 and I am interested to find details of the ships builders,dates etc on your site which I am sure wasn't there the last time I looked.Have you just added that part.Thanks <br>Allan
 

Name: john burgess <jcb62smb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life abt 1920 and 1944
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
First aunt:Nora Burgess abt 1920/5 second aunt and granma abt 1944 airmail letters about marriage of 2nd aunt Gwendoline to a ? Linsay in Wellington 1945 granma died abt 1946 lost all contact since
 

Name: kay horner <kayhorner@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-02-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1879 auckland on ship waikato
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes for visits
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? auckland library,
Comments:
william service and his wife susannah elizabeth came to nzon the sailing ship waikato <br>they settled in auckland,sarted the service bike shop in karangahape rd <br> they started the service box factory in karangahape rd and then shifted to exmouth st eden terrace. <br> the family has been in nz living mostly in auckland.
 

Name: Doug Abbott <dougabbott07@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2006-02-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1851, Port Chalmers.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Arrived from Scotland aboard the 'Clara', which went to various ports before the Todd family disembarked at Port Chalmers.
 

Name: taylor <patricia.barron@ecan.govt.nz>
Date: 2006-02-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ? 1864
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
william taylor, christchurch 1864?
 

Name: BOGUE <bdwbogue@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-01-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1879
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am looking for a passenger list aboard the Waikato whick docked in Auckland 1879.Names are Denis (Daniel Bogue from northen Ireland CO TYRON AS AN ASSISTED IMMIGRANT along with a brother Patrick
 

Name: Eileen Henderson <lynnandlesley@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-01-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Who knows?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes by careful searching
Comments:
KERANS John George 19 Carpenter from Surrey on board Zealandia sailed from London 20.08.1873 Arr Otago 29.12.1873
His surname should read KEARNS. We're pretty sure this guy is our man - my maternal great grandfather.

 

Name: Lani Hunter <Lani_hun@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better lifestyle
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? return to old country
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Hunter family
Rangatiki 1924
They changed their name from Hunter because they were blacklisted durning the miners strike.
No body in the family is able to shed any light on our family tree, so i am taking over.

 

Name: june insley <juneinsley@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-01-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1885
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes archives wellington
Comments:
father james wood sent to grand parents atkumara gold fields born scarbrough 1884 fatherjames wood mother unknown
 

Name: Sarah A. Abercrombie <S.R.Iam@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2006-01-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? August 21, 1883
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown, likely not.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
So far have found Hugh's brothers on the Duke of Edinbugh of 1874 - William, Robert, John and James. I have not found any reference to Hugh who "Left Ireland on the 21 August, 1883 ships name not known. Can anyone help?
All of County Cavan. I am sure he did not swim:)

 

Name: Carlene <vcreilly@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-01-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life 1859 Timaru
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes Off this list
Comments:
John and Sarah Reilly settled in Timaru.
they had a large family. I am still searching for any descendants

 

Name: Alan Smith <alynord@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1927/8
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes 1936
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Won Champion solo cornet atBelle Vue contest invited to go to NZ as Coach at Greymouth He won 3gold medals champion of North and South island Champion of champions at Wanganui in 1928/9 returned home 1936 where I was born a few months later. I have a passenger list of their return trip but still trying to get their outward list. Great site will continue to view, many thanks
 

Name: G. Kelly <nan.kelly@bigpond.com>
Date: 2005-12-27
Comments:
Would you be able to tell me where I can find "Ships Crews" I have been looking for my grandfather and my g-grandfather who were both mariners for sooooooooo long now that it is a real "brick wall". Many thanks.
 

Name: john barker <malbar@malbar.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? health dry climate 1920 aukland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
samuel marshall and wife marget had two children .
Tommy who became a scientist
marget jnr who became the yougest headmistress in the north island

 

Name: Yvonne Burr <yvonneb24@gotalk.net.au>
Date: 2005-12-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To Nelson - Hard times in England
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
GILL family from Somerset - Nelson 1842 on board MARY ANN
BARNES family from Kent - Nelson 1842 on board LLOYDS
BARNES (John) (husband) Nelson in 1841 on board WHITBY
BYFORD family from Middlesex - Marlborough 1875 on CHILE

 

Name: Lesley Wardle <lesley.wardle@nzqa.govt.nz>
Date: 2005-12-05
Comments:
I trying to find information about my husbands family - a Lucy Smith passenger on Gothic arrived 17 March 1897 - cannot find passenger list nor do I know whether she came from England or Australia.
 

Name: frank williamson <sinbadw@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2005-11-25
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
lily emma mother ernest edward williamson Came to nz about 1920 on the IONIC and settled in bellblock taranaki with son and dauther
 

Name: merle george <dennisgeorge@paradise.net,nz>
Date: 2005-11-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? port charlmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
marshall,rewcastle,farmer,hill,montague,cook
 

Name: William Taylor <the.holm@virgin.net>
Date: 2005-11-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don`t know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don`t think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not as yet
Comments:
I am trying to track down three of my Grandfather`s brother`s who emigrated from Britain in the early 20`th century, their names were, Thomas Wilson, dob 12:08:1872, died in NZ 27:05:1944, James Wilson, dob 10:10:1875, died in NZ 17:10:1966, & Robert Wilson dob07:05:1881, died in NZ 13:01:1948, I think they settled near Whakatane.
 

Name: G.Malcolm <floss.julie@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-11-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1876-1880?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? ?
Comments:
Trying to find out about my Grandfather. Robert Malcolm b.1875 Argyle Scotland-d.1922 Masterton NZ. Father Robert John Malcolm - Mother Georginga Malcolm. Arrived between 1876-1880? Which Port..why..all I have no idea. Just searching.
 

Name: Vivian Birch <vivb@pcconnect.co.nz>
Date: 2005-11-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Goldrush
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Great website
 

Name: Doug Mawson <douglasmawson@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-10-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Third Generation N.Zer
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? N/A
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Looking
Comments:
Searching for info on Mawson Family. Great Grandfather John
Knapton Mawson

 

Name: Robyn Armstrong <robyn_armstrong@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2005-10-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Bluff
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I have a family who moved here from Australia about 1895. There names were Thomas and Elizabeth Steel with sons Thomas, Freeman, James and Amos. They settled in Otara, 30Km East of Invercargill. Also Elizabeth's parents; James and Janet Rennie who possibly arrived at the same time. I have been unable to find any details of any of these people arriving accross the Tasman.
 

Name: Robyn Armstrong <robyn_armstrong@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2005-10-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
One of my families arrived from Scotland about 1873 I think.
Their names were William and Mary Steele and children Mary, Marion Annie and William. I have been unable to find them anywhere and hope they weren't part of the unlisted sterage passengers. Any information would be gratefully received

 

Name: Peter Leonard Webber <peta47@mailcity.com>
Date: 2005-10-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1864
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no tyet
Comments:
My mother's father came from England aboard the"Asia" in 1864.I think they landed in Dunedin. The name is Hayward,John.
I am trying to find any information about them

 

Name: elizabeth gair <eliabeth@egair.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1877
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Adam Mckenzie left Scotland in 1877 with his wife Isabella the baby died on the journey Glasgow was the last port of call. My grandfather James Watson Mckenzie was born in Mornington New Zealand .I know Isabells returned a widow and married James Lane in 1893 they had a daughter called Ormuz she was born 1895 at Gateshead Newcastle Northumberland England I have not got any deaths other than my grandfather James .Ormuz was a ship that sailed from England to New Zealand .Did Isabella return on that ship .I wonder .
 

Name: Devereux <C.Devereux@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-09-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Looking for a William Parkes who came to n.z. married in Masteron 1878. Birth Certificates say came from Manchester, and Dublin. Presume he was of Irish birth, but immigrated to N.Z. from UK. Have found the Alcyone with a William Parkes arriving at Port Chalmers via Australia. Cannot find any passenger lists for 1862
 

Name: Elaine Chamberlain <echambo@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-09-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1919, Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My grandparents brought their family to NZ from Melbourne or Tahiti. I have been told that they came on a trader called the Te Tiare Taparo which was owned by A B Donald, the company for whom my grandfather, Auguste Barberel, worked. How do I find their entry to New Zealand record.
 

Name: Elaine Chamberlain <chambo@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-09-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Think it was Port Chalmers, possible 1874
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No. Was told it was the Parsee but appears this is not true
Comments:
Info given to me was that Robert Smith & his wife Janet Ward arrived on the Parsee at Port Chalmers in 1874. The passenger list I have seen does not include them. He could have been known as Robert Pollock-Smith. They are reported to have settled in Waimate, North Otage.
 

Name: Kylie <kitt3n@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-09-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Came to NZ 1875
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No they lived here
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am wondering how to go about finding out the name of the boat they came on. According to my records they were married on May 22 1875 and supposedly 3 days later set sail for NZ. Any help would be great!
 

Name: Alison Bird <eabird@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-09-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better Life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not that I'm aware of
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
William Mitchell, born in Buckingshire, England 1871.
I'm looking for the ship he come out on. It could be approx 1882. Or any information about his family.

 

Name: Jean Dance nee Gordon <jdance@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-08-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Presumably for a better life. 1864. Probably Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not to y knowledge.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for George Gordon born about 1803 in Kildonan, (my Great Grandfather), who married Betsy/Betty/Bessy McKay probably 1830's, and came to Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand in 1864. Wife and infant daughter (Elizabeth, born on ship), both died at sea. A daughter less than 1 year old died just prior to the family leaving Scotland. Believe the ship to be the 'Hamilla Mitchell'. Very keen to have records of the births of his children, his own parentage and siblings if any. And anything at all about his wife (my Great Grandmother) and her McKay links. His children were Annabella, Mary, Angusena (Sina), John, Murdoch, Alexander (my Grandfather), William, George, Donald, Barbara Adamina, (although this child does not appear on any document we have), and Elizabeth. George's father was probably John Gordon, who married Mary someone. A big thank you in advance to anyone who can throw some light. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting your Guestbook. Jean Dance nee Gordon
 

Name: DONNA KERR <kerbab@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2005-08-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1921 ? Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am interested in finding the Bruton family who arrived from Sydney 1921 approx. Sydney Harold Bruton is on the census here 1923. There were 4 children and mother Lilian/Lily. They settled in Shakespere Rd, Milford for abt 4 years, thanks.
 

Name: Dorothy <ndandrews@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-08-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? around 1852
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Dont know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for any information. My Gt-Granfather Henry Shaw arrived in NZ from Sheffield England when he was about 10 so I guess his parents John and Sarah Shaw and family came too. John was a cutler in Sheffield. Henry married Emma Finch in Dunedin in 1867 and died 1881 Milton Otago.
They had 2 sons James and a John and 2 daughters who survived. Looking for any descendants. Thanks

 

Name: margaretbutters <margaretbutters@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2005-08-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? do not know where they went to
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? have no idea
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
charles aitken - he was born on 18 april 1845 to william aitken and isabella liddell in gorbals - his siblings where eleabeth born 24 nove 1839 - isabella born 8 sept 1850 and james born 15 nov 1835 - he married a caroline bland on 17 dec 1866 in london - his children were james aitken born 1868 in ware hertfordshire - and daughter elizabeth aitken born 1872 on isle of wight - seemingly he james and his daughter elizabeth went off abroad either new zealand or australia - want a death column to check if they died in new zealand.
 

Name: Leigh Varma <rvlmv@gotalk.net.au>
Date: 2005-08-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1875 Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Visit approx 1906
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Debbie & Peter's Homepages
Comments:
John McCalmont arr. Nelson on "Chile" (listed as Calmont John M)on 29/09/1875. Origin Larne Co. Antrim. Married Margaret Jane Jenkins in Greytown on 27/06/1879.
 

Name: James Kluvet <MAGA@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-08-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? FOR BETTER LIFE
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? NO
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
Thomas Harrison and Mary (nee Lamb)
Arrived Port Chalmers on the Welington in 1886

 

Name: Sonya Gatfield <sgatfield@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am interested in any information about Isaac James John GREAVES. He was born in Derbyshire in September 1835 - parents James Greaves and Elizabeth. I have no idea which vessel he travelled on but he settled in the Temuka/Arowhenua area of the South Island. He married Susan Elizabeth McMahon in Timaru on 16th December 1861. I would be delighted to receive any information on my ggfather.
 

Name: Brian Oliver <anbro@kol.co.nz>
Date: 2005-07-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Possably about 1880 ?
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Alexander Oliver From Sutherlandshire Scotland
 

Name: Donald Taylor <chumley@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2005-07-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1897
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:

I am looking for Kirkpatrick Family,Elizabeth,Martha,James David,Jeannie,Cathrine,who came to New Zealand,I am told in the ship Aotea,about 1897 at Wellington.This family settled in the Temuka area,and Elizabeth and Jeannie married brothers, sons of Robert Taylor,who lived at Geraldine,I have quite a bit of history of the Taylor Family but would like to trace the Kirkpatrick Family, I believe this family was related to the McCully Family who also settled in the Temuka area.I have a death notice for Catherine from theTemuka paper.I would appreciate any help available.

 

Name: Malcolm Knox <malcolmandlesleyknox@msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am attempting to trace the passenger ship that my Grandmother came on to NZ from Melbourne in the 1920's. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should look.
Thanks.

 

Name: Gina Aitken <mayleslie54@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Year 1905 - 1908 possibly; mother died and father remarried
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? They did visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? I have not succeeded
Comments:
AITKEN: John b.1882, Alexander b. 1885, and Isabella b. 1887. Parents were David and Elizabeth (Lawrie)d. 1905. David remarried 1908. Their address was: Backburn, Netherley, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. Scotland. Would dearly love descendants to get in touch. No info. on arrival port.
 

Name: Mrs Dale Powell <dalan@kwik.net.nz>
Date: 2005-07-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?? 1867
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for when GEORGE STIRLING arrived in N Z settling in Dunedin, from Scotland
 

Name: Carol Moore <cmmoore@sma.com.au>
Date: 2005-07-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Missionaries 1839
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No - Came to live in Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Rev. Charles Creed (methodist)and wife Eliza sailed from Gravesend on 20/9/1838 on ship 'James". Arrived in NZ on 18/3/1839 via Hobart. First stationed at Kaipara, then Taranaki. Two ships mentioned in his internal travels were the Stately and the Deborah. Returned to Australia in 1856.
 

Name: Val Familton <valfamilton@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2005-06-29
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Joseph Bewsher, Iron Moulder. b. 1864 Cumberland, England
 

Name: Carrie Burke <m.mckenzie@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-06-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, via rootsweb
Comments:
Two years ago a desire to fill in all the blanks on my fathers side of the family finally had some luck! I searched at National Archives for names on naturalization papers in and around August Bork (my great grandfather), possibly having spent time interred at Soames Island as an alien. I found a file that showed my grandfather had changed his name to Burke. The naturalization file however contained details relating to the search for his missing wife, whom they wanted to locate before agreeing to his application. From that file I gleaned that he was born at sea on the way over here from Germany. He claimed his Father died shortly after arrival here with his mother dying soon after. Today I found a ships register that shows the details of there passage here! Aboard the Fritz Reuter, it lists the whole families names and ages (my great grandfather being marked as a baby). So I am thrilled to be making some progress, having names to work with now, as well as the fact they were chosen to come out on some form of sponsored scheme settlement. If you have any good advice for me I would love to hear it!!
 

Name: Fraser Robertson <rob.cq@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-06-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To seek a better life. 1886 Port Chalmers on board the "Arawa"
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
James Fraser belived to have come to NZ via the Falkland Islands where he was a shepherd. Arrived on the "Arawa" 1886 and subsequently went to Pitt Island where he was shepherd for the Hunt family.
My Gradmother was born on Pitt Island in 1889.

 

Name: Ivy Perriam <tarshsbuddy@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? for a better life .1860's Bluff or Invercargill
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My grandfather was Patrick O'Neill he came to New Zealand with his family possibly Mother ,Father and bothers and sisters. They settled at Tisbury outside of Invercargill, they were the first family of O'Neills to settle in Southland
 

Name: Judy Murray <decorhomes@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-06-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 11/1878 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Mrs Alice Cock travellelling with her children Alberta 14, Marian 6, Frederick 10, Charles 3 and also a cousin. Have found reference in to a ship Cuzco Melb-Akl with 3 of the children but not the Mother and Frederick. Still searching.
 

Name: phillip colebrook <phillipc@home.netspeed.com.au>
Date: 2005-06-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? dont no
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? back to austrlia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
good site i am looking famley of elijah gadd went to nz he was born in bristol in england he came to austrlia in 1854 he came on the generalhewitt to morton bay but dont no when he went to nzhe was a stone mason.
 

Name: Lorraine McCarthy <larry@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-06-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new life ? ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
my grandmother arrived about 1910 but I dont know where
 

Name: Margaret Reece <marg.bill@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-06-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Charles Austin Sumner and his wife Mary Jane Weir arrived in Wellington 1880 . Travelled to and settled in Picton.Later they worked and farmed in the Waiau Valley, Kekerengu where Mary Jane taught school and Kaikoura. Sailed from Kaikoura by steamship about 1907 , travelling through ChCh to the West Coast having bought the hotel at Paroa near Greymouth.
If you know anything of these people I'd love to hear from you, especially ship names.

 

Name: Trish Sullivan <annatricia2000@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2005-05-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers 1860
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Hocken Library
Comments:
Two Callanan brothers arrived in Otago from Victoria among the first 1000 miners to get to Otago. Three other brothers followed. They came from Castlegar, Galway. My greatgrandfather, Patrick Callanan settled as a farmer in Waitahuna after some sucess as a water race engineer.
 

Name: Dot McCulloch <wolight@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-05-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dunedin ???
Comments:
on board the May Queen we think
 

Name: Mike O'Connor <radiocall@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-21
Comments:
Hi,

I am trying to find a Michael O'Connor who arrived in NZ in 1874, he was 23.

Also later to be his wife, a Catherine Quigley, also arrived 1874, she was 14.

Her father was Richard and mother was Johanna nee Mackie.

I guess that they may have been on the same ship.

They married in Oamaru, 2 years later and bought a family up at Otakaike, west from Timaru.

I have, from there forward, but would like to go back, I have done heaps of searching, I guess but not in the right places..

Thank you, Mike..

 

Name: Tony Shaw <tony.sandra@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2005-05-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes
Comments:
Joseph shaw with his wife Anne and their 8 children left Birmingham sailed from London on the ship Mystery 15th December1858 arrived Lyttleton 20th March 1859 If their is anybody related to Joseph please contact me on e mail
He settled in Rangiora and died in 1886 Anne died in 1883 and are buried in the old Rangiora cemetery.He was refered to in the local rag of the day as a colonist.

 

Name: McKenzie <Ngaroma@wave.co.nz>
Date: 2005-04-23
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Comments:
Said he arrived in NZ aboard the SS Gloucester in 1869
 

Name: John Trust <john@envirocam.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-04-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived Auckland 21/12/1858
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Auckland library site
Comments:
Ambrose Trust his wife Ann and children Ambrose, Nicholas,Richard and Thomas sailed into NZ on the Evening Star.
While I lived in Australia in the 1980's I found a reference to a Trust family in New Zealand who had been killed.
We cannot find any record of Ambrose Trust in the UK at the moment, but the names Nicholas and Thomas are common in the Trust family of Liverpool. I suspect that Ambrose senior was my great grandfather's uncle---any information from NZ would be apreciated,

 

Name: beryl <b.eagle@infogen.net.nz>
Date: 2005-04-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Chch/Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
looking for MARY GRIFFEN, from Ireland, only been in NZ 1 month when married in March 1878, Oamaru.
Also, John JONES, been in NZ 14 years by 1878, ex Wales?

 

Name: Anne Koefoed <awk@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2005-04-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? no idea
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My ggrandfather was JOHN HERON, he was born in London in 1836. I believe he may have gone to America first, then to Australia to the goldfields. I can find nothing about his arrival in NZ, except that he married my ggrandmother BESSIE JANE PHILLIPS in Nelson in 1866. Some time after that they settled in Greymouth & had 11 children, one of which was my grandmother, Nellie Heron. They later moved to Wanganui, where my grandmother married my grandfather, Walter James HUTTON.
If anyone out there knows any of the HERON family, some of whom shifted to the Wellington area, I would love to hear from them.

 

Name: Una Atkins <mafsnikta@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-03-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Great Grand Pa was not a well man - they were told to take a cruise!
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No, but one of their daughters and Granddaughter did
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? O.k. on 3 sides of the family but can't find the Sanders 1886 ship
Comments:
I am trying to find my SANDERS family - what ship they came to NZ on - I believe it to be 1886. John, Anna Maria and their 9 children.
 

Name: hamilton <dadham@luxmail.co. nz.>
Date: 2005-02-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1927
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
travelled to nz from southampton arrived 1927, touched at wellington, from there to auckland possibly on ruahine, not sure if they landed in auckland or onehunga. , names are andrew and jessie
hamilton and son william aged 2 years old, eventually settled in ruawai and then to dargaville

 

Name: Di Thompson <di,t@virgin.net>
Date: 2005-02-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Family left Cornwall (UK) abt 1872, not sure where they went, only found some entries on one passenger list so far. Looking for any connections to Morshead/Moorshead, any help appreciated
 

Name: Di Thompson <di,t@virgin.net>
Date: 2005-02-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Family left Cornwall (UK) abt 1872, think they went ot Christchurch, only found some entries on one passenger list so far.
 

Name: Margaret Davey <pd_md@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-02-19
Comments:
Interested to hear from any relatives of James Harvey Fulton who came to New Zealand about 1867.
Married Mary Alice Goodin at Carterton 1881.
Had 4 sons: Henry Robert Fulton; William Fulton; James Harvey Fulton; and Frederick Archibald Fulton.
Had 1 daughter: Esther (?) Fulton.
James and Mary both buried at Eketahuna

 

Name: Dianne Parks <gparks@paradise.com.nz>
Date: 2005-02-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1864 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, Auck.City Library, family history
Comments:
William Burns wife Margaret and their children Agnes McDonald Burns , Elizabeth & margaret 3mths old arrived in Auckland Feb.27 1864 on the Thomas Fletcher bringing Military Settler's to NZ.
 

Name: Barbara Murchison Mackenzie <babs16anglo@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2005-02-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? No idea of the answers,except it was between 1874 & 1900
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not known, only know that they came to Oz from N.Z., sometime after 1900
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
All I know is that the immigrant was Tom P. Clarke, & that his third daughter was Kate Clarke, who was born 1874 at Takera, Russia, & died in Sydney, NSW, Australia,
in 1954.

 

Name: Heather Finlayson - Drower <onelife@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2005-01-28
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1880
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? ?
Comments:
Mrs Blomfeild arrived in 1880, I don't know alot more than this,
She came from america, ( This is on my mothers side also Tonkin ) I am after or seeking info on the finlayson clan from scottland.

 

Name: George Learwood <georgelearwood@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2005-01-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1920
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Uncle Settled in or near Wellington
 

Name: Rod Smith <glenrod6004@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-01-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life. 1852. Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Returned for visits.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, that is the problem.
Comments:
Pardon a repeat, corrected! I'm trying to find passenger lists for vessels arriving in Nelson from England/Ireland in 1852, to try and track a Minchin family. We know the family sailed down to Lyttelton in February 1853, but it is the original arrival in Nelson that is elusive. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
 

Name: Rod Smith <glenrod6004@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-01-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life. 1852. Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Returned for visits.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, that is the problem.
Comments:
I'm trying to find passenger lists for vessels arriving in Nelson from in 1852, to try and track a Minchin family. We know the family sailed down to Lyttelton in February 1853, but it is the original arrival in Nelson that is elusive. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
 

Name: Julia Langford <ianjulia@goldenbay.net.nz>
Date: 2005-01-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better opportunities
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
David Burn, 1857 from Gravesend

Patrick Mannion, c 1860s

Mary Hefferan, (Heffiran, Heffernan ) c 1860s.

 

Name: joyce parkes <joyce.parkes@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2005-01-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1862 auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? archives
Comments:
Family of 7 Cliffs' arrived in n.z on the matilda wattenbach 1862 under the Albertlander scheme and setteled in Paparoa northland
 

Name: Colin McLeod <cjmcleod@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-01-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1866-68 port chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not all of them /Otago early settlers
Comments:
McLEOD and ROSS from Rossshire Scotland to Palmerston-Kartigi-Oamaru Areas
WILLIAM McLEOD married MARY URQUART 26 December 1829 Scotland

THEIR SONS that we know of
William unsure when arrived in Otago Hector arrived approx 1866 via Sydney where his brother inlaw John ? Ross set up a shop
Hectors wife, Isabella who was a twin to John Ross arrived on the "SCHLESWIG BRIDE" 1868 they were married 23.11.1868 Dunedin Knox Church.
Their Family
Catherine b 2 December 1872 Married Kemp
Alexander b 7 April 1874 Married B Dunbar
Hector b 29 April 1876 Married S McGuinnes
Mary Ann b 16 January 1879 Married C Johnston
Betsy b 24 December 1883 Married A Caldwell
Donny b 9 March 1887 Married A McKenzie
Dave b 10 December 1880 Killed in action 1918
George (William) unknown
Isabella and John ROSS were born 1844
to Alexander Ross ( mother unknown)

ANY FURTHER HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

 

Name: mcleod <cjmcleod@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2005-01-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1866 port chalmers
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no not yet
Comments:
came via sydney australia
 

Name: Sandra Francis <svnffs@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? No idea
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No idea
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My late mothers uncle{s}Robert/Stanley Charnly Glenfield.Any information please.
 

Name: Pamela Mason <pamalan@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2004-12-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? A better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My G/Grandmother Laura Apsey arrived in Wellington N.Z. on the "Ocean Mail" 2/2/1874. She was only 13yrs, came out with family friends or relatives??? Her mother had died back in the U.K. around 1864 & her father stayed back in the U.K.
Would love to get hold of a full Passenger List for the "Ocean Mail" if anyone has one.

 

Name: Claire <claire@mfc.co.nz>
Date: 2004-12-24
Comments:
Looking for information,
JOHNSTON OR JOHNSON Emily Marianne married C.H.McIntosh
REYNOLDS Maria b. 26.9.1852 married John Clark of Karaka

 

Name: Claire <claire@mfc.co.nz>
Date: 2004-12-24
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? o
Comments:
Looking for information
TURNER mother
TURNER Mary Ellen married W.N.McIntosh. Daughter
TURNER Donald married Clara Willis(son) they had 3 sons and daughter Winnie Turner

 

Name: William and John Thurlow <johnathan@e3.net nz>
Date: 2004-12-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gold,1863,Dunedin,NZ
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? William visited England
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
The Thurlows lived breifly in Dunedin then settled in Cambrian when gold was discovered and mined.In 1888 bought the Vulcan Hotel in St.Bathans and owned it until 1909.They origonated in Cambridgeshire,England
 

Name: Brandy Ward <empress_brandy@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2004-12-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new life? 1865 - 1888 don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Looking for grandmother's arrival in (don't know what port)anywhere from 1865 - 1888 from Scotland, I think the port of Lossiemouth, with her parents or at least her mother, also a Sharpe. (other spelling could be Sharpe). Name: Margaret (Maggie) Sharpe, born in Lossiemouth, Scotland in 1864 or 1865. She lived in Invercargill until shortly before my father was born on Dec. 9, 1889 in Dunedin. It appears she was unmarried at the time and this no doubt is an obstacle to my search. She may have married a George Ward later. This is an interesting but, fruitless so far, search.
 

Name: David Budgett <dbudgett@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? They didn't
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes
Comments:
I am interested in the Brogden family who chartered some of these ships in the early 1870s to convey men to build railways.

Sorry, no time to do any research just now.

 

Name: Merv Judge <merlynne@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-11-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Arrived on "Oamaru" Port Chalmers March 1880
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Settled in Invercargill
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Passenger list
Comments:
Paul Stretton left a message 16 Mch 2000 looking for Ferguson arriving in Port Chalmers on the Oamaru in March 1880. The Judge family from Dalry Ayrshire were on that boat, and the mother was Rachel nee Ferguson.
 

Name: Irene <irene.hall@stonebow.otago.ac.nz>
Date: 2004-11-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know - yet. Arrived in 1857. Hope to find out.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for information about my GGfather, George Hall's, life in the UK and infomation about his daughters in NZ. George was born in 1838 in Lincolnshire UK. Arrived in NZ in 1857 as a 18/19 yr old. Settled in Auckland and marred Catherine Reardon in1863, Moved to Lepperton,Taranaki in 1866 where he lived the rest of his life. He and Catherine raised 8 children - seven girls and one boy. George and Catherine died within a fortnight of each other in 1917. George was a carpenter by trade and built most of the early houses in Taranaki.
 

Name: Clint Libby <cjlibby@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-11-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers 1886
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Thomas Harrison and Mary (nee Lamb)
Arrived Port Chalmers on the Welington in 1886

 

Name: ij a craig <jcraig5130@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1929/1930 auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
elizabeth walker,to marry a kiwi.
 

Name: Jan Berthelsen-Smith <concento@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-10-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Cashmere 1857 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes.Auckland Library
Comments:
George Bartlett, Eliza, Eliza Emma,Mary Ann, and Walter arrived and thereafter they are a relative mystery as family have not recorded their lives in any sort of detail.The Only information known is that Eliza Emma married Alan Willis who arrived in 1861 on the Black Eagle. I am researching the line and found the first info re ships (for A. Willis) on the shipping list supplied by Denise & Peter. Thank you.
 

Name: Carol McEwen <carjoy@quicksilver.net.nz>
Date: 2004-10-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? England, 1911 - 1914
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Joseph Henry Angus, Edith Kate Angus, from Sheffield England, settled in Dargaville New Zealand
Joseph had a horse and cart business in Sheffield

 

Name: Janice Dunn <dave.janice.dunn@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-10-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1880 Grandfather had to leave Ireland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Michael John McCormick arrived as crew on the 1st freezer ship "Dunedin" in 1880
 

Name: William Powell <ospan@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2004-10-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? arrived dunedin feb; 1873
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no// info handed down.
Comments:
William Powell and wife Martha Sarah [nee Plim ] came from Hounslow Middlesex and left from Blackwall Docks in 1872.William could have come from Staines.
They had 8 children and believe that 1 arrived with them and the rest were born in Dunedin. They were brick layers and stone masons ; My grandfather worked on the roslyn woollen mills chimney as a bricklayer. I cant find the ship that they arrived on. but believe that they arrived at Pt. Chalmers. William & Martha were burried in Northern cemetry Dunedin.

 

Name: Dale Powell <dalan@kwik.net.nz>
Date: 2004-09-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Yet to find out
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for my G Grandfathers
George Stirling immigrated to NZ from Greenock approx 1867
also Henry Organ from England not sure of any other information

 

Name: maureen moynihan <moynihan8@e3.net.nz>
Date: 2004-09-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? no idea poverty I guess
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Comments:
olaf olsen from norway married sarah ann.
came to Dunedin nz somewhere after 1850

 

Name: Mrs. Rosamond Cubitt Rice nee Sowden <jar1a2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
re: CAPTAIN WILLIAM SOWDEN - RMSS DORIC - I didn't realise that which I related earlier today could be for public knowledge! If it remains on view it was the STAR OF CANADA on which young William Richard Sowden was serving as Apprentice (youngest son of Captain William Sowden).
I think I should have written "Brigantines" instead of "Barquentines". William Richard Sowden's life was lost 5 June 1916 [WW1] whilst serving as a Midshipman on HMS HAMPSHIRE having previously served in the Battle of Jutland after which he wrote home to his parents he had "survived with just a scratch or two". He had just "celebrated" his 19th Birthday having been born 15 May 1897.

 

Name: Mrs. Rosamond Cubitt Rice nee Sowden <jar1a2@aol.com>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
I can't thank Olwyn Whitehouse enough for sharing with others all his knowledge, in particular for me that of Captain William SOWDEN and the R.M.S.S. "DORIC". Captain Sowden was my grandfather [I'm 65 years old and the youngest child of Captain William Sowden's youngest surviving son Captain George Henry Sowden. William apprenticed and served with the WHITE STAR LINE until his retirement from the sea in 1905. He mostly served as First Officer, but on occasions as Master. Was First Officer on the GOTHIC when she sailed on her maiden voyage out of London, being the largest vessel so to do at that time. I have the names of the vessels on which he served from Barquentines to Steam. Just about all the information I have has been from Records, Certificates, kind Researchers and family Legend! Sadly my father (George) died when I was 14 years old and, altho' I listened fascinated to his stories, wish I had been of an age to record even some of his life. George had an amazing adventure sailing out of Gisborne, which sadly ended in tragedy for the owner of the vessel, Captain Buckeridge. George's youngest brother William Richard Sowden served with the Tyser Line from Apprentice until his tragic drowning with countless other brave souls when the HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank off Orkney. William Richard had previously been aboard one of the Star of ....... vessels of the Tyser Line (for the moment can't remember which) and, coincidentally, was shipwrecked at Gisborne. I have been just so very lucky to have been able to visit your wonderful country, including Gisborne with its Maritime Museum part of which holds some of the original Star of .......vessel which was shipwrecked. My father, having gained his Master's Certificate in 1906, sailed for China where he remained for almost 20 years. He was known as "Snowy" by the Consul at Shanghai not just for his surname but because he was utterly and completely trustworthy, honest and a man of high principles. Captain William Sowden retired to "Cliffside",Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England(!), where he loved to sit at an upper window gazing out to sea possibly glimpsing one or two vessels upon which he had served in earlier years. George was tragically widowed in China (at one time Chief Pilot at Amoy) and returned to England and his family home "Cliffside", eventually retiring to Jersey (which had been recommended to him by one of his old Sea Captains, Captain Bertram). Whilst in England father met my mother in Norwich and they were soon married. Father worked his way back to China, collecting the two youngest of his surviving children from their grandparents, the eldest having trained on the Conway (River Mersey, England). Unbelievably, my grandparents (probably in particular my grandmother who it seems rather "ruled the roost" but during the course of my researches sad occurrences in her life probably "made her that way") disapproved of my parents' marriage and all letters home were thrown on the fire unopened. So much for Victorian times! Mother was the middle daughter of a gentleman farmer, and I believe my paternal grandparents hoped father would marry the lady who lived next door to them!! I think fathers in those days, and no doubt parents in general, probably expected their children to continue to obey them through their lives!

I have a cousin who lives in England who has inherited a silver platter presented to Captain William Sowden by Soldiers who sailed on a vessel of which he was, at that time, 1902 I think, Master, in memory of a happy voyage to South Africa to serve in the Boer War. At this moment I can't remember whether it's the DORIC or the DELPHIC. We've recently moved and my files, sadly, aren't in order.

My father loved your country and it is there he wished to retire - had he not visited Jersey just to see whether all his Captain Bertram had told him was true. Well, here we five children of his second marriage were born and here we remain, apart from one son, Robert Cubitt Sowden, who lives in South Africa (but then he's never been lucky enough to visit New Zealand!!).

From all the foregoing you will understand just why it is my knowledge of my father's side of the family has been gained in the way it has, and I'm so grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way. I was lucky enough to visit libraries in Auckland and that of the Maritime Museum in Gisborne and copy articles on my father's tragic "adventure". A very kind gentleman in Gisborne took the trouble to take us to a cliff top where I was able to see for myself places named by father as he sheltered on his extremely difficult return to Gisborne - also where William Richard was wrecked on the Star of ....... I even have the name of the grocer who provided the biscuits which helped my father to survive. Absolutely amazing.

With all very sincere good wishes - "Rosamond C. Rice"

 

Name: Kathleen Quirk <quirkkathleen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1920
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? went to Australi
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Joseph McAteer emigrated from Ireland and was headed for NZ where his brother-in-law Thomas McMullan (brother of his wife Charlotte) was sponsoring him For some reason he ended up in Brisbane, Queensland, Aust.; however he has a passport stamp Wellington. Looking for name of vessel and any other details available.
 

Name: Hazel Wiley <wiley.coyote@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-08-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1953
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? mum di
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes on this site
Comments:
I was am immigrant child but my husbands families came to New Zealand on some of the early boat from England from 1840.
I came on the Captain Cook in 1953 and one day this will be early New Zealand history.
I do apreciate all the work done by the people involved in this site

 

Name: Joan McInnes <joan@sim.co.nz>
Date: 2004-08-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes.. George Sim on Marlborough, Bluff, November 1877
Comments:
My grandfather, George Sim (1853-1952) arrived at Bluff 7 November 1877 on Marlborough direct from Scotland. Married in Palmerston, Otago, 1883, and settled there for some years before working as a Rabbit Agent in parts of both islands before retiring in Te Awamutu and Whangarei.
Did his brother, William Sim, also come on the Marlborough before settling in Palmnerston until his early death?

 

Name: cruden don <donmar@arach.net.au>
Date: 2004-08-17
Comments:
looking for my grandfather Herbert John Howell last known NZ census 1926 living in Auckland suburb. Believe he left heading to either Aust or back to Scotland possibly Aberdeen his home town. Any information would be appreciated
 

Name: Helen Geary <helen.geary@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure-Dunedin
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for information on my Grandfather who came to NZ from Ireland in approx 1867 aged 35. He settled at Lake Waipori and was a contractor in the goldfields. He married a Margaret McKay there
 

Name: Peter STRAUSS <pstrauss@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2004-07-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? mainly for the gold
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not that is known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? difficult without knowing the vessel
Comments:
Researching GLOVER and WILDRIDGE (or similar). William Roxburgh GLOVER, his Wife Agnes nee WILDRIDGE, her Mother Elizabeth WILDRIDGE and brother John WILDRIDGE all buried at Stafford on West Coast. Their daughter Barbara Fullarton EYES buried Christchurch. We think that there was another WILDRIDGE brother and several other GLOVER children but have not as yet found any references.
Any info on these families and descendents will be appreciated.
Cheers
peter STRAUSS

 

Name: Joanne Powell <samjopal@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-16
Comments:
I am looking for a John Sheehan who in about 1885/6 was a land officer, not sure if he was married but he had a daughter with a Perine Te Whiti in 1886. In 1887 they gave their daughter Nona Hinemoa to a lady called Emma Howell (known to the family as her guardian) to take her back to Australia, something about her not being safe in the Taranaki/Whakatane area due to land disputes.
Would be grateful for any guidance to searching for John Sheehan or Perine Te Whiti or even Emma Howell on a shipping list to Australia 1887.




 

Name: Margaret <jump_frog03@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2004-07-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new life. yes. 1885 -1910
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
At the moment can't even find any arrivals of my family in NZ Archives in Wgtn. They must have swum!! I know they came on the Ionic. Should be 1902 onwards.
names: Bridger Henrietta- widow. Fuller Charles and ?Violet.

 

Name: Dene Hopkins <denehopkins@bigpond.com>
Date: 2004-06-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
This is a great site, just hoping we can be successful in finding our family info.

My cousin and I are just starting to research our family tree and would appreciate any information on the following.

Edward John Kimber dob. 1872 Bromley Kent - married Isabella Kirk dob. 11.6.1878 Culross Scotland - married 1/2/1904 in New Zealand possibly Masterton.

Isabella Kirk - father is William Kirk and Mother Hughina Mclean they had 10 children.
Hughina Mclean - Father Donald Mclean - mother Margaret Boyd
William Kirk - Father Robert Kirk - 2 brothers so far James and Thomas.... Mother Isabella Orr

Have searched alot of passenger lists for arrivals into NZ of Kirk or Kimber and have not found anything relating to the above so far.

Any information would be appreciated.


 

Name: Robert Goodwin <rsgoodwin@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2004-06-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life arrived Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Have tried to find a passenger lists for the Dutch Steamer Stad Haarlem and the Mystery Looking for the HALL'S and the GOODWIN'S the former landed Lyttleton in the 1860's the latter landed in Wellington sometime in the 1860's-1890's
Grandfather's name was William Charles his father's name was Charles wife's name Ann (nee FRID) all came from Kent

 

Name: Kim Salamonson <Lynnkim@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-05-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Nominated immigrant 1874 Napier on the Halcione
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for information on William & Bridget,and their children Sarah and James who came out on the Halcione from England arriving on 6th July 1874 at Napier NZ. I am looking for a copy of the passenger list if possible. Any other infor would be helpful.
 

Name: Maudie Barber <maudie.steve@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-05-29
Comments:
I am searching for knowledge of a Captain ??? Barber that
surposedly called into the Hokianga habour as this is where my name was to have originated from. Any help would be much appreciated. This an excellent sight I am a first timer Thank you Maudie

 

Name: Jean Saxby <jsaxbymansards@fsmail.net>
Date: 2004-05-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not known
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Not known
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Trying to find out if William Gordon Born 29th December 1873 did emigrate to New Zealand. He was born at Stephens Brae Inverness Scotland. His Father was Duncan Gordon.
 

Name: Faye O!Rourke <fayza@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-05-08
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Hi I am trying to find a Samuel Hopkins who came to New Zealand about 1876. Also a Mary Annand who came. about 1881. Samuel came from Buckingham and Mary came from Forfar. They married in South Canterbury about 1883, I haven! been able to find them on a shipping list.
 

Name: Pamela Nanette Couch <g.p.couch@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-05-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don`t know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Stayed
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? A big no
Comments:
Benjamin Evans Turner, convicted of petty laceny, shipped out on the Shipely to Sydney, were he worked for Mr Berryfor 7year`s on receiving his certificate of Freedom, he left Australia and headed to New Zealand landing in Russell were he made his money from whaling, he opened the first grog shop, had the first Dual recorded. He also was good at buying up land,he brought a block of land for 45pound, and sold it to Biship Pompalliar for 370pound, he then retired to Remuera. and I can still find him in the history book`s.
 

Name: Anne Warren <writeaw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-26
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Do not know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? They left for Victoria in 1869
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Edward Harte Warren (from Ireland) left Bombay, India some time in 1865/1866. He had been working in the bank. He may have gone to Melbourne first. On Jan 13, 1869 he married Elizabeth Amelia Fraser McLoskey (born in Greenoch, Scotland) in St John's Church Invercargill. Witnesses James Blackloch, Merchant, Invercargill and James F Collins, Farmer, Oreti. Elizabeth's parents were : John McLoskey, Shipping Merchant, Marian (formerly Brooks).In November 1869 they were in Melbourne.
I am interested to find out more about the McLoskey family and also about the time Edward Harte Warren spent in New Zealand.

 

Name: Colleen liddell <c.liddell@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2004-01-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ship auckland 1876 oamaru smith
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
anne smith arrived on ship auckland 1876 port of omaru i think
 

Name: Kevin Rochford <ironkevinroc@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2004-01-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Not sure
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Both
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not yet
Comments:
Just starting to look around for imformation regarding my family.
 

Name: Bo Stapleton <bos@enternet.co.nz>
Date: 2003-12-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? My GG/parents, Frederick Edward Telling Simcox, Anglican minister at Porongahau for many years & his wife Elizabeth Winifred
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No, but found newspaper article at rootsweb site
Comments:
It is encouraging to research with sites such as this one. Also search engine vivisimo.com a huge help.
 

Name: Sven Strömberg <sven.stromberg@telia.com>
Date: 2003-12-31
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Tauranga 1912
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Only for 1 visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Johan Alfred Schröder born 1889-09-06 in Öregrund
 

Name: Colin Taylor <email>
Date: 2003-12-27
Comments:
Researching information for a book about the founder of the YMCA Richard Barcham Shalders who arrived in Auckland on March 9 1852 on board the Katherine Mary Stewart but finding precious little information about the ship.
 

Name: Philip Harvey <phinoe@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2003-12-15
Comments:
I am trying to find out when my great-great grandparents, Dr William and Mary Ann Harvey, left New Zealand for possibly Queensland with their children William, Luther, Hugh and Bessie. It would have been around 1884.
 

Name: Frank McAneny <newz70@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Auckland 1841
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Patrick McAneny or McAneney was a seaman, arrived in NZ 1841
would like to be able to find what ship he arrived in as a passenger or crew.

 

Name: Russell Swinden <swin@idl.com.au>
Date: 2003-12-07
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Problems in England . Lyttelton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No. Two remained in NZ, one came to Australai
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. On this site
Comments:
Am sending you an email with more information
 

Name: John Campbell <johnmcampbell@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2003-12-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My great uncle emigrated to NZ in 1882 at the age of 24 and went on to become the government architect responsible for the design of the new government buildings in Wellington contructed between 1911 and 1920. I am trying to find out more about his life in NZ
 

Name: Sandra Comfort Eckert <eckertsd@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-11-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? My grandfather was a merchant seaman who "jumped ship" in Lyttleton and eventually sent for his parents and 4 of his
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No, they did not return.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes I have the 3rd class passenger list for RMS :Ionic" sailing from London on Dec. 4 , 1913.My mother found it and sent it
Comments:
Parents: William Comfort, Alice Comfort
Children: Albert b June 1, 1888 (my grandfather)(emigrated)
William A. b Nov 14 1889
Alice R. b June 7 1891
Florence M b Oct 16 1892
Percy & Leonard b Feb 28 1896
Edward b Jan 19 1899 (emigrated to NZ)
Violet b Sept 2 1902(emigrated to NZ)
Margerate (sp?) b July 1 1905(emigrated to NZ)
Ernest b Nov. 6 1907 (emigrated to NZ)

 

Name: ralph lawrence <lawrence_ralph@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? bluff
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
Our great grandfather Henry Hicks crewed on ships to New Zealand from the USA in the 1850's and 1860's. We believe he may be of Native American Cherokee or mixed heritage descended from a family Fields. Initially settled in Bluff, Southland later moving to Otago. He met his wife Adelaide Martins or Martens on board and they stayed in New Zealand and had a number of children including my grandmother Annie Hicks. Henry died after being kicked by a gorse he was stabling. He was 54 years of age.
 

Name: John Brannan <jcbrannan@iclway.co.uk>
Date: 2003-11-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not known
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? not known - believe not
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Trying to find any information on John Brunton Hewit born in Coldstream Scotland around 1884. Was a policeman in Scotland before moving to NZ - date unknown.
Also his brother William Hewit also born in Coldstream on 7th April 1891.
These two are my great uncles.

 

Name: Joanne Dowd <jdowd_2@msn.com>
Date: 2003-11-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? cleaner air, Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My Grandfathers name was Richard Dowd, he came to NZ from England because he worked in the mines over their, He came first and my grandmother whose name was Anne came later with the children, my father whose name was Richard, and two sisters, Myra and Nellie they had a baby brother who died in Huntly when he was about 6, he drowned.
 

Name: beverley maxwell <karuwha @ xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-11-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1883 Auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Family names Martin travelled from london to Parua Bay Northland NZ then moved to Whangarei. Looking for Florence or Elizabeth Martin.

Florence born 1880 Pimlico London died Auckland 1963

 

Name: ashley sievers <FRIMLEY@ACTRIX.GEN.NZ>
Date: 2003-10-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? PETONE
Comments:
ARRIVED IN 1846 @PETONE WELLINGTON
NAME WILLIAM &CLARRISSA SIEVERS
SETTLED IN MAKARA

 

Name: Mary-Ann Stretton <stretn@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2003-09-20
Comments:
I am looking for information on George Sherriff who married Louisa Hayes in Cape Town in 1863. The were in NZ by 1893 and had a daughter Isabell. I think they arrived in Auckland. The lived in Parnell. Does anyone have any information.I have managed to find information on Willaim Smith who married Isabell Sherriff and the boat that he came out on in 1867.
 

Name: Anne Cumming <cummingco@inspire.net.nz>
Date: 2003-09-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Situations that existed in their home countries, ie Ireland & Poland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Only one through other people.
Comments:
Looking for three families, George E J Goddard, arrived "Invercargill" Wellington 1887; John & Mary Jones and family, arrived "Ocean Mail" Wellington 1874; Crispin, Georgina Parker & family, arrived Wellington c 1884 and Alfred & Sara Matthews to New Zealand, probably Wellington between 1881 and 1888
 

Name: Bruce Willis <willis@ruruwillis.co.nz>
Date: 2003-09-10
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no idea
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Aurora 22/1/1840
Comments:
Would like to find out about Anne Hodnett who arrived in NZ on the Aurora 22/1/1840
 

Name: David Still <dstill@es.co.nz>
Date: 2003-08-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? no work in Britain
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Hocken Library
Comments:
James frederick Still came from Kent to NZ. Landed at Dunedin and obtained work at Maheno,Shifted to Dunedin about 1911.
 

Name: Jenny Hooper <jennyhooper@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Wanting to find any information regarding My G/Parents William & Lizzie Thompson & G/G/Parents Abel & Mary Lees think they emigrated to NZ on the S.S.Mahana leaving Liverpool May 27th 1920 arriving NZ July 16th 1920. Abel & Mary lees were Lizzie's parents & Abel was born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania North America February 14th 1865 Have no idea if he had any siblings.
 

Name: Gaynor ronquest <gaynor@icon.co.za>
Date: 2003-08-16
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gossip hasit that it was partly family disgrace back home
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? doubt it
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes - I've been on here for hours I can't remember
Comments:
The story goes this - "She was a cousin of Queen Victoria who married the house doctor named Hill. Because of the disgrace of marrying beneath her station in life, they decided to settle in NZ - which apparantly they did not like and moved on to South Africa where they settle in George" it would be interesting to see if any of this is fact
 

Name: Glenda Dahm <gidahm@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2003-08-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I don't know. Know idea.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No to both questions
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No.
Comments:
My grandfather is from Hamilton Scotland. Was born in Scotland on 21/08/1906. No idea what year he immigrated. No idea if came with his parents etc. His full name that was known is: Robert Cockburn, married an Iris (nee) Palmer in N.Z. No idea when. His death was 21/12/1983. Has 2 daughters, 1 son, and 2 stepsons. If you could help me find out any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Glenda Dahm. (Nee Cockburn)
 

Name: Neil W Prebble <nprebble@hyper.net.nz>
Date: 2003-08-11
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Do not know reason.Port Nicholson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes. Petone Settlers Museum.1960`s
Comments:
James and Ann Prebble of Mersham Kent, together with members of their family, arrived on the "Aurora" 22nd Jan 1840. Read your interesting account of the voyage. Thankyou for that.I am descended from one of their sons. Edward 1829-1921. Just generally browsing your website and saying hello.
 

Name: estelle johnson <estellej@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-08-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? no idea.... auckland
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? lived in NZ, returned for visit to finalkdn.. unsure when
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? nooooooooo
Comments:
arrived Ben Nevis jan 12 1880.... can i get a complete list of passengers,,,, is there any other information re where ship left etc???
a great website.... spent way too long just travelling around it.. so interesting

 

Name: Brenda Walker <ma.pa.walker@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2003-08-08
Comments:
George Walker ROSS arrived in N.Z. on the 'British Queen'. No further details available but he next appeared in Greymouth so Lyttelton may have been his port of arrival.
 

Name: MARJORIE MAGON <MAGONS.SUMRHOME@XTRA.CO.NZ>
Date: 2003-08-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? UNSURE AS YET
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? YES
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? NO
Comments:
UNTIL NOW DIDNT KNOW WHERE THEY LANDED BUT WAS AROUND WAITARA OR URENUI SO AM JUST STARTING SEARCH
 

Name: Patricia Pitman <ladydog@bigpond.com.au>
Date: 2003-08-02
Comments:
I am trying to find information on a William.D Hall Captain of a Ship who died saving a crew member around 1860-1866 do not know ships name or dates
Regards Patricia

 

Name: Michael Burgess Cartlidge <Bencartlidge@freenet.co.uk>
Date: 2003-07-26
Comments:
My equiry relates to my own journey to NZ on Southern Cross arriving in Wgton in April. Also re leaving Wgton on Angelina Lauro in April(I think) 1967. I needd confirmation of my 4 year stay in NZ. Are theer any records?
Ben Cartlidge

 

Name: Judith A Foy <judithfoy@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-07-21
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Possibly Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? I don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am looking for the arrival of two families. Joseph EGGLESTON(E) and Richard PILLING. Joseph married Mary Jane PILLING 1885 and went to Lawrence in Otago where he was a carpenter/builder. Later they moved to Dunedin. I would appreciate some help.
 

Name: Bronwyn Carroll <bronwyncarroll@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Bateman - together with children settled at Waitahuna, Otago.
 

Name: Pat Alliston <pmfr@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2003-06-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? one lot came to escape creditors! the other lot I don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? great grand father went back to england
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
I am trying to find a missing grandfather who married my grandmother in 1894 in Wellington. I only have the information that he had only been a year in NZ. I intend to visit New Zealand in 2004/5 when I will do some hands on research.
 

Name: Bruce Halford <locodriver@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2003-06-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes
Comments:
Very nice Web page making it easy to find shipping and passenger list
 

Name: Rebekah Jensen <jensen_rebekah@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-12
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life following tough times (economic depression?) Arrived Petone I think.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Don't think so
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Parents found it in archives in Maritime Museum (?) in Wellington. I want to find it on the net.
Comments:
My great-great-great grandfather KARL JENSEN immigrated aboard the 'Lammershagen' in 1850s onwards. Met a swedish maid/nurse on board - married in NZ? I think they settled in the Wairarapa. Subsequent male relations born in NZ from this line include Francis (Snow?) Jensen, his son Stanley and my father Kevin (all Wairarapa). Ship may have left Hamburg and arrived in Petone.
Does anyone know more about this voyage or family line?
Good luck to anyone searching!

 

Name: John Duncan <nittenstars@speed-mail.co.uk>
Date: 2003-06-10
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Unknown c 1880 1890
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My Great Great Uncle Robert Duncan died in the Brunner Mining Disaster aged 41 and is mentioned on a headstone back here in Scotland. It says on the memorial site that he was married and I am hoping to trace his relatives in NZ , any suggestions ?
 

Name: Warwick Brooks <w.brooks@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-06-01
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? To enhance their prospects of a better life. The Ingrams arrived in Wellington & i believe that William Brooks arrived in Ly
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Only the Wellington connection positively
Comments:
The Ingram family arrived aboard the Edwin Fox on November 24th & took up residence in Masterton on May 3rd.They raised eight daugters & four sons.The father Jasper Charles Ingram was the sexton of the Masterton Cemetary for many years.His occupation was listed as a sanitary inspector.Jasper Ingram is buried in Masterton .Of interest was the fact that two of his daughters married two sons of the Brooks family, namely Fred Brooks[my Grand Father] married Jessie Ingram & Herbert Brooks who married Virtue Ingram.The Ingram family came from Damerham,Wiltshire England.
William Henry Brooks the father of Fred & Herbert is thought to have arrived in Lyttleton from England [Horsam Sussex ]in or around 1858.It is presumed to have met his intended here for he married in Lyttelton in Augist 1858. They appear to have made their way North and are listed in the Wellington Almanac from 1876 - 1895 From 1880 they are listed as residing in Kuratawhiti road Greytown his occupation was listed as a horticulturist.He is buried in Gretown His wife Amelia lived to 98 & also is buried in Greytown.


 

Name: Tony Evans <tonydawnnz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-05-17
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? not sure
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Partial list on this site
Comments:
Carl (Charles) Temm arrived from Prussia aboard "Viscount Sandon" early 1860 according to NZ Medal archives but maybe the "Phoebe" according to other family history. Was the "Phoebe" still sailing in 1860? Latest voyage I can locate is 1847. How can I find a full passenger list for "Viscount Sandon"? All Temm family members in NZ are related I think. My mother was Kathleen Temm
 

Name: Melissa <melissa@morley.co.nz>
Date: 2003-05-15
Comments:
I am interested in the name Travancore because it is my Nanas maiden name and she once said that her family was named after the Ship they arrived in NZ on.
 

Name: Craig Hartwig <cdh@minidata.co.nz>
Date: 2003-05-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? dont know. Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes
Comments:
Im extending my family tree and require info on AMOS (W.H. AMOS who married Elizabeth RYAN)surname in New Zealand.
They had 7 sibblings.
I believe Phil AMOS (ex Labour MP) is related to this family.

Very nice sight.
Searching also Jenness, Schildhauer, Dale (Timaru), Campbell (Timaru), Godber.

 

Name: Sue Swanborough <sue.swanborough@tesco.net>
Date: 2003-05-06
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1859-1869
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? looked up Victoria PRO and the wife and daughters travelled on the SS Yorkshire as unassisted passage
Comments:
looking for William and Jane Davy Blithe descendants - particulary Eva Davy Blithe who was born in Cornwall in 1853 - William left before they emigrated in 1868 - and left a son behind from whom I am descended - any help appreciated
 

Name: conne slater nee perrett <contoyou@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not yet
Comments:
my grandfather george perrett went to nz , at the age of 10yrs,with his brothers harry 6yrs and frank 1yr in 1874.his parents were robert and sarah perrett, and arrived in wellington.I believe they lived in an area called mitcheltown--a suburb of wellington.My father-- geoge's son, was edward jem, and his mother was constance."jim" as he was called worked with a horse and cart, for "Munt Coteralls"--a warehouse which was situated by the wharves at the wellington harbour. does anyone have anyone who just might have known my family? thank you for reading my request,Connie
 

Name: Elaine McCracken <emac@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2003-04-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Andrew McGill.b.1852 Ayershire,Scotland. Occupation Sheperd.Lived ? Waihaurunga, waimate south. SI. Married Jane Campbell 29 June 1877. No records of arrival of either Jane or Andrew. Still looking.
 

Name: Paddy Byers <pbyers@netspace.net.au>
Date: 2003-04-19
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? various reasons
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? some - via internettt and Wellingon archives
Comments:
I'll compile a list and insert later
 

Name: Maureen Page <mannepage@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2003-04-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? don't know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? went to NSW
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Not sure
Comments:
Looking for ANNIE CATHERINE MURPHY born 1881 Hastings N.Z.
Father JOHN WILLIAM MURPHY, Mother JANE MURPHY(BAKER).
Jane MURPHY arived on the "EMPRESS" 1865
John William MURPHY on the "BERHAMFORE" 1849.
They later moved to Bathurst NSW

 

Name: Maureen Price <woozle@paradise.net..nz>
Date: 2003-04-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better conditions Timaru on the Opawa
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes At the Canterbury Libarary
Comments:
They came out to NZ on the Opawa and stayed mostly down in the Pleasant Point Timaru area all their lives. The names of the Family is Roberts
 

Name: Maxine Perry <perrymaxine@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2003-04-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lack of work in Norway. Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No Never.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes to Archives NZ in Wellington
Comments:
Corinthic voyage arriving Wellington January 1913.

Correction to passenger list Third Class - There was no Mr G Carlinson, only Mr C, Mrs L & Miss K.

Thanks so much for providing this information on the net - it has helped me a lot.

Maxine

 

Name: Pam <clanduff@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2003-03-29
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? some, just by hunting
Comments:
I am looking for information on George Thomas Driver Holton and his wife Maria Stevens nee Simpson. Son William was born in London abt 1849 but the rest of the children appear to have been born in Kaiapoi, Maria Stevens abt 1851, Harriet abt 1853,Eliza Simpson 29.10.1855, George Robert 08.10.1858, and Matilda 02.07.1861- 26.03.1930. They may have come to NZ aboard the Duke of Portsmouth. Matilda married Robert Wright (30.06.1855-05.08.1937) on 16.10.1879 and apparently had 9 children. Robert Wright started up a business for an aerated beverage called "R Wright" which stayed as a family business until 1957 trading as "Wright and Co." In the early days they used the trade mark "KODO".I am also interested in any information on any Peagram decendents and decendents of Richard Bruce Ward and his wife Hannah Jane nee Mc Pherson of Canterbury, their family business was Wards Icecream which was in production until the 1960's or so.
 

Name: Robert Sarah Perrett <contoyou@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-27
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life -- arr Wellington
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? not at this point
Comments:
G.G.Grandparents arrived in New Zealand on the 10th of November 1874 on the "STAR OF INDIA" I would very much like to obtain a copy of the ships passenger list. Can anyone help me, please? Connie Slater nee Perrett
 

Name: Joy Meredith <jlm5@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2003-03-18
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? yes
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
John Delany arrived Port Underwood, New Zealand, early 1800's. He worked as a whaler for John Guard and also probably an ordinary seaman on trips around New Zealand. He married Elizabeth Hall, a widow with two children, and was drowned near Cape Palliser or Castlepoint. Am trying to find his origins.
 

Name: perrett <dhpatters@bigpond.com>
Date: 2003-03-14
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Trying to trace family. We know George Perrett was born in England around 1865 Wiltshire to Robert and Sarah Perrett and married in Wellington, NZ in 1890 to Constance Tolley. We would love to know when and how he arrived in NZ.
 

Name: Clare Snell <Yaldhurst.Farms@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-03-09
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttelton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Yes a visit only
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, but sometime ago
Comments:
I'm still working on the Edgar Family Tree, from the time Adam arrived in New Zealand. He also had 2 brothers Robert and George. All 3 settled in South Canterbury. Once I have Finished Adams side of the Family, I hope to move to Robert and George. I would appreciate any help at all. Thank you
 

Name: Pearl <pearl.nelson@sk.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-03-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I dont know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? I dont beleive so.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I only Know that William Innes b 1850 Fordyce,Banff,Scotland
His parents were John Innes and Jane Ogg.
I believe that William was a black smith,and went to,Duneden, New Zealand. I dont know what year he went or on what ship he went. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you from Canada.
Pearl Innes

 

Name: Catherine anderson <cathand@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2003-01-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? For a better life, they came into Nelson
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Only one Ancestor did, back to Ireland
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? By going to National Archives in Wellington, and the Nelson Provincial Museum
Comments:
STEWART from Perthshire to Nelson 1855
BRADLEY from Ireland to Nelson 1884
MARSHALL from Lincolnshire to Nelson 1874
BOLDT from Germany to Upper Moutere abt 1841/43
DAV[E]Y from Cornwall to New Plymouth abt 1842
HOVENDEN from Kent to Nelson 1840
LYFORD from Berkshire to Nelson 1842
WILKINS from Wiltshire to Nelson 1841
MAY from Surrey to Nelson 1855
ANDERSON from Morayshire & London to Canterbury 1874
WYATT from Sommerset to Canterbury ?
HILL from Liverpool to Canterbury ?
CARLILE from Edinburgh to Canterbury ?
CLARKSON from - to Wellington & Canterbury

 

Name: noeline mullins <mum@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2003-01-22
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? a visit
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? now looking for after 1900
Comments:
I am trying to find family going back from NZ to London 1900 about. Also a ship that would have left Wellington bteween the years of 1912- 1921 to London family went back for holiday. I have them back in 1921, but not leaving Wellington from 1912 onwards to 1921.
 

Name: Kay Davies <vkdavies@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-13
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? I don't know why he came. For a bettter life I guess. possibly arrived in Lyttelton, but haven't confirmed that yet
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? He didn't go back and I don't know if he went for a visit. I doubt it
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Joseph Roberts came to NZ about 1868 from Canarvonshire. Possibly Pwllheli. He married Kate SMITH 28th December 1878 at the home of Mrs Smith, Madras Street, Christchurch. I don't know if she was his mother in law or not.
 

Name: Margaret Knight <mtknight@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-01-11
Comments:
Excellent resource
 

Name: Lesley Miller <lesleymiller@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2003-01-04
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Don't know
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? yes on this website
Comments:
Great grandfather Eli Yardley arrived on the Lancashire Witch at Timaru in 1863 He was married to Martha Eden yardley nee Wyatt bought one son with them Walter Bartlett Yardley who was born the same year.My Dad James Allison Yardley was born 12 02 1918. Walter was married twice divorced his first wife initial E is all I have married my grandmother Gertrude Isobel Allison in 1916. Can anybody add anything to this would be much appreciated
 

Name: Ivory <ivory@idl.com.au>
Date: 2002-12-25
Comments:
My ancestor arrived in Port Chambers before 1876
Names were Angus McInnes and Mary Jane Evans
They married in 1876.

 

Name: Helen Nankervis <nhkn11@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2002-12-22
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Gold mining, Port u/k
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no, visited Aust. and returned
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Tried, no success.
Comments:
Henry Caseley Nankervis. Sited in St.Just-in-Penwith Cen. 1851. Md. Melbourne, was then residing in New Zealand. Returned NZ with eldest son, owner of 2 Hotels, (freelander NZ). NZ. genealogy completed.
 

Name: ron <montagrew@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? it has hlped
Comments:
I'll keep trying to find out about edmond vincent. And track down the Bickle family as well
 

Name: Richard Cedric Hartley <richardhartley@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2002-12-02
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1835 to 1860
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
John Hartley born 1807 in Broughton in Craven, Yorkshire. Parents were William and Esther Hartley nee Smith. Came to NZ with his wife from that part of Yorkshire.
 

Name: Ross Elliffe <elliffe@mlb.planet.gen.nz>
Date: 2002-11-24
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? unknown
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
Will keep trying for "Elliffe", "Macfarlane", "Roulston", "Davys"
 

Name: Mary Knight <marykn@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2002-11-18
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Overcrowding
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? some
Comments:
Bryant
settled in Pahiatua
arrival about 1890

 

Name: Joseph Gillard <joeg@seagarmanukau.co.nz>
Date: 2002-11-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Apparently she fell out with her in-laws! Dunedin.
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, it was published in a newspaper of the time.
Comments:
This is my mother's family, my great great grandparents, James and Isabella (nee HALL) BLAKIE (possibly spelt BLAIKIE), who arrived at Port Chalmers on the 'Robert Henderson' in 1860 with their numerous children.

They settled in Southland just north of Invercargill shortly soonafter, and bought up a lot of land when the area was subdivided and sold by the government.

They obviously had the capital to do so and seemingly were relatively were well to do as they were not assisted immigrants. On the same voyage was a John HALL who also paid his own way and, I do wonder if he was a brother of Isabella...

Any thoughts or comments on any of this????


 

Name: Joseph Gillard <joeg@seagarmanukau.co.nz>
Date: 2002-11-15
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? They were about 20 years old, newly married, he was an ag lab in Somerset and I presume, saw NZ as way out of probable grinding
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No.
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? By enquiring at National Archives, Wellington.
Comments:
These were my great grandparents, George and Sarah (nee WASON) GILLARD who came from North Wootton which is very close to Glastonbury in Somerset. The arrived in Wellington on the 'Indian Queen' in 1857 and he subsequently found work in the 'Hutt' with a George Scott. Eventually, they bought a farm near Carterton in the Wairarapa but seemingly got into difficulties and it was sold at mortgagee auction. About here the trail goes cold... Sarah died in 1890 and is buried in the Kaitawa cemetery near Pahiatua and George in the Porirua cemetery after dying in the Porirua mental hospital in 1922.

Does anyone have any other information??

 

Name: Murray Mitchell <murray.mitchell@shaw.ca>
Date: 2002-11-14
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Better life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? unknown
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am trying to find out when my great grandfather William Edmond Brown arrived in New Zealand. He was born in Manchester abt. 1841. He became quite a well known photographer in Nelson in the late 1860's - 1880's before owning a sheep station on the Tasman. Have not been able find whether he came out with family or as an adult. He married in Nelson to a Frances Wimsett in 1877 at age 36.
Anyone out there able to help?

 

Name: Wayne Dickey <w.dickey@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2002-11-08
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Already had here. Auckland Port
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? Yes, Auckland Library
Comments:
My GG Grandparents Samuel and Nancy Dickey and their Children Jane, Samuel, Nathaniel, James Spence and Robert arrived in Auckland on the "Empress" 14 May 1865.
The passenger list for the Empress taken from the New Zealand Herald on this site under Assisted Passage lists them as Samuel, Nancy, Samuel, Nathaniel James S and Robert Hickey. Jane is left off the list.
The family came from a little Townland called Ballybeg in the Parish of Ahoghill, County Antrim, N.I.
The Dickeys and the Adairs introduced the Linen Industry to this parish according Lewis's Topographical Dictionary.
My GG Grandfathers Death Certificate gives his Occupation as Linen Manufacturer.
The Linen Industry was becoming flat in the area at the time of the family's emigration and I think that some relatives were already in Auckland.
An article about my Great Grandfather Nathaniel in the Auckland Edition of the Cyclopaedia of New Zealand indicates that the family initially settled in Waitakerie and then went to Waiuku where another family of Dickeys farmed.
The family moved around New Zealand living at Thames, Paeroa, Tauranga, Te Puke,Katikati, Dannevirke and Whangarei. My Great Grandfather returned to Auckland and my Grandmother came to Auckland from Katikati after my Grandfather Samuel died in the influenza epedemic of 1918.

 

Name: ian <dadham@luxmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? new life
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
father was andrew hamilton, mother was jessie, had one two
y.o. boy william (not me), landed at auckland aprox feb-april. have been unable to find which boat.
moved up to ruawai for some time then on to dargaville for
the rest of their time

 

Name: Jenny Perrett <j.perrett@care4free.net>
Date: 2002-11-05
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Dont Know
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No. That is what I am looking fr
Comments:
J D Perrett was a prolific landscape painter and had an Art School in Dunedin and later in Auckland. He was born in Scotland 1859 arriving in Dunedin !886? He was one of 5 children and I can't find them or their parents on the 1881 census in UK. so they may have all left by then. Can anyone help?
 

Name: Clint Libby <cjlibby@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2002-10-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Port Chalmers
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
Looking for the Harrison branch of the family who settled in Otago. My branch of that family moved to Wellington and Ann Harrison married William John McLean Tate.
 

Name: Don Adams <dhadams@optushome.com.au>
Date: 2002-10-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttleton
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
My great great grandfather William ADAMS married Emily Jane WOODFORD on 17 March 1852 in Port Lyttleton. Emily Jane came on the Travancore with her family. I have no idea how William ADAMS got there - he was supposedly born in Dover, Kent between 1822 and 1827 but I have not pinned that down either. Any suggestions on how to find out more about William Adams?
 

Name: lesley Carnogursky <lesley@island.net>
Date: 2002-10-23
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Follow Rev McLeod ?
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? Died in Australia
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I believe my great grandfather, Lorenzo Campbell, born 88 London, Boston September 1855 , son of Alex Campbell... born in Scotland and Jane ... maybe Muir ...birthplace Nova Scotia sailed to New Zealand on the Ellen Lewis. I have Lorenzo's birth certificate and I know that Lorenzo Campbell is buried in Dorrigo, NSW Australia.Can anyone add more facts. Thanks
 

Name: Dawn Browne <spencedawn@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2002-10-20
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Lyttelton
Comments:
Mr Great Grandfather CHARLES BOOCOCK with his wife MARCIA BOOCOCK (MOULD) and their children sailed from London to Lyttelton, NEW ZEALAND on the TONGARIRO arriving April 1888. They settled in Christchurch. I would appreciate a passenger list or any other information about the family - no matter how small.
 

Name: Richard H Irwin <rihir01@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-03
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? Economic reasons
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? No
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? No
Comments:
I am trying to find out what happened to the family of my mother's great uncle who migrated at the end of the 19th century from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. His name was GOODHALL and his wife was still alive during the 1940s, living in Wellington. I think she was called Hannah.
During the last war we received many parcels (or rather biscuit tins)containing underclothes, food, sweets and many trinkets from New Zealand.

 

Name: Melissa Thomason nee Curnow <nzemmty@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2002-09-30
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? start a new life. Arrived on the Edwin Fox
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? never went back
Comments:
Searching for my husbands families: Peter and Elizabeth (nee Patterson, born in Dunedin)Sinclair; and Lowell and Esme Thomason, buried at Marsden Valley cemetary
 

Name: All;yson Hawkings nee Ellis <abh@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2002-09-26
Comments:
Great site. I have only just started looking for my ancestor. Our family know nothing about except he was thought to be German and his name was Wilhelm Rudolph which is thought by Germans today to be an unusual name as Rudolph is usually a first name. He was my great grandfather. He had a son, Albert Rudolph, who married my grandmother, Ngahuia Te Hore. Anyone knowing anything about them are welcome to contact me.
 

Name: David Edwards <david.edwards@noaa.gov>
Date: 2002-09-25
Why did your ancestors decide to immigrate to NZ? Arrival port? 1858-1862
Did they return to the Old Country? Or for visit? no
Have you succeeded in locating passenger list? How? no
Comments:
My gggrandfather, David Richards, and his two sisters [they were triplets] went to NZL around 1858. I have no positive information that they ever reached NZL. Oral history indicates they did. They were from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Dave