Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers,
New Zealand, 1848 -1851

(Expanded and corrected from Dr Hocken's 1898 lists)


BLUNDELL

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Notes:
1. This list includes corrections and additions provided by Eleanor Leckie and the Otago Settlers' Museum.

2. All ship lists are also being updated as a result of additional research plus information supplied by families of passengers and crew.

3. Dates are  in dd/mm/yyyy format.

4. Names underlined and coloured red are family members who travelled on the ship.

 



BLUNDELL, 573 tons, sailed from Gravesend, 4/4/1848, arriving at Port Chalmers on 21/9/1848. Captain, Charles Renaut; surgeon, Dr Henry Wells.

Adams, John James (29) [tailor; ag.; Tokomairiro; d. 13/10/1894]; Elizabeth née Noble or Sommerville, wife (25) [d. 31/3/1881]; Elizabeth (5); John Archibald Duncan (3) [solicitor; d. 8/10/1936].
Anderson, Alexander (35) [weaver, ag.; Otepopo; d. 18/8/1893]; Mary née Stark wife (33) [d. 29/4/1901]; Adam (10) [d. 30/6/1915]; James (8) [alive 1925]; Ann (3).
Ashton, Henry (19) [in embarkation lists; not in Burns' Visitors Book].
Begg, Adam (35) [stationmaster, ag.; Andersons Bay; d. 17/8/1898]; Isabella née Sommerville, wife (32) [d. 1/4/1895]; Isabella (10) [m. James Somerville (cousin, also on the Blundell; Waitepeka; d. 27/5/1903]; William (6) [sheepfarmer; Hillend; d. 23/9/1904]; Janet Aitken (4) [m. John Wilson, contractor; Andersons Bay;d. 22/6/1915]; Adam (5 weeks] [d. 19/7/1918].
Black, John (32) [carpenter, ag.; North-East Valley; d. 8/10/1880]; Margaret née Milne, wife (Mrs Robertson before she married John Black) (37) [d. 16/9/1883]; Andrew Robertson (10) [lineman]; William (2) [d. 15/7/1925]; Anne (2 months; d. 12/4/1945]. [N.B. need to check NZCO passenger list - the children may have the surname Robertson. Also check whether Margaret's original name was Robertson or Milne. Also check the number of children - the OSM list omits all but Andrew. And were the younger children to Mr Black or Mrs Robertson?]
Brown, James (23).
Chapman, Robert (36) [solicitor, registrar, landowner; d. 10/9/1898]; Christina née Finlayson, wife (23) [d. 1/4/1910]; Charles (2) [solicitor; d. 1/8/1928].
Chapman, George Thomson (23) [clerk, bookseller; Auckland; d. 24/6/1881]; Isabella née Falconer, wife (23) [d. 21/3/1850].
Clark, Henry (26) [carpenter, ag., county chairman; Bruce; d. 15/8/1905]; Christian née Heron, wife (27] [d. 9/1/1903]; Elspeth (2) [m. William Tulloch; d. 1907-1908].
Dewe, John Revd. (30) [d. Invercargill, 13/9/1880]; Eliza Matilda née Woodhead, wife (36) [d. Tapanui, 12/12/1899]; Eliza Mary (6) [m. Horace L Squires; d. Whangarei, 29/6/1925]; Catherine (4) [m. John Squires; d. Bluff, 15/7/1912]; Emily (3) [d. Invercargill, 22/8/1926]; Fanny Arabella (1) [d. Oregon, 4/1/1885].
Dodds, John (16) [carpenter, Port Chalmers; d. pre 1880].
Douglas, Daniel (23) [to Victoria].
Dowie, Robert (38) [shepherd, ag.; East Taieri]; Margaret née?, wife (25 or 31) [d. 16/4/1904].
Duncan, Andrew (38) [to Wanganui]; Margaret née?, wife (36); John (9) [solicitor; Christchurch]; Andrew (2.5).
Elmslie, Arthur (30) [returned].
Falconer, Mary (21) [teacher, m. William Johnson, lawyer; Tokomairiro].
Finlayson, Maxwell McDonald (21) [m. Geo. Brown (ex Eden); d. Blenheim (?), 19/11/1878].
France, William (21) [mason; Clutha].
Fraser, William (41) [ag.; Kaitangata; d. 12/6/1876]; Susan née Hepburn, wife (24) [d. Kaitangata 17/7/1884]; John (17) [Owaka; d. 17/4/1904].
Garvie, Alexander (28) [carpenter, surveyor; d. 24/7/1861]; Susan née Brown, wife (23) [returned, d. Greenwich, 31/8/1864]; Janet (2 months) [returned with mother].
Gibson, Charles (16). [Port Cooper and India by 1852]
Gibson, William (38) [ag.; North Taieri; d. 9/6/1889]; (Susanna née Hastings, wife (35) [d. 29/3/1886]; James (16) [grocer, produce merchant; d. Christchurch 2/3/1898]; Elizabeth (14) [m. Robt Pearson (ex Cornwall); alive 1898]; Robert (12) [carpenter. ag.; East Taieri; d. 26/3/1918]; Isabella (9) [returned]; Susanna (6).
Gicidici, Salvatore (34)
Gilfillan, James (20) [carpenter, ag.; Warepa; d. 18/7/1895]; Margaret née Lewis, wife (23) [d. 24/10/1899]; John (15 months) [ag.; Warepa; buried Invercargill, 9/11/1924].
Glen, Thomas (40) [printer; d. 1877]; Elizabeth, née Rodger, wife (26) [d. 22/1/1885]; Isabella (15) [d. 6/6/1910]; James (13) [printer; d. 1909]; Elizabeth (4) [unm. d. 4/7/1920]; Alison (2) [m. Alfred Watts; d. 29/5/1922]; Margaret (9 months) [d. 11/7/1885].
Graham, Henry Baker (42) [printer, proprietor, Otago News; Halfway Bush].; d. 28/2/1851]; Jane née ?, wife (34) [returned]; infant daughter [returned].
Graham, Mary Anne (20) [sister to Henry Baker Graham; m. Charles Webb, clerk to Captain Cargill (ex John Wickliffe); Wellington].
Gunn, Angus (33) [shoemaker; d. 25/4/1858]; Magdalene née MacDougal, wife (28) [d. 28/2/1859].
Harrison, Thomas (32) [weaver, ag.; East Taieri; d. 23/7/1883]; Janet née Stark, wife (33) [d. 12/5/1886]; Christina (10 [m. R M McDowall (ex Mooltan - deserter-seaman who became a teacher); d. 29/4/1909]; Margaret (9) [m. Henry Swallow; Otepopo; d. 3/9/1919]; Ann (6) [m. Robert Blair [also on the Blundell; Taieri]; Mary (3) [M. James Parlane; East Taieri; d. 12/6/1929]; Jean (1) [m. Robert Law [ex Blundell; East Taieri; d. 24/8/1931]; Helen Philomena (born ship) [d. 13/10/1895].
Hill, John (30) [cabinetmaker; d. 29/5/1893]; Susan, née Graham, wife (30) [d. 10/11/1856]; Susan (7) [m. Peter Lindsay (ex Mariner voyage 1); d. Auckland4/5/1919]; Janet (4) [unm. d. 13/10/1909]; Mary (2 months) [m. John Douglas; d. Auckland, 31/1/1895].
Honorè, Abraham (29) [teacher and missionary; Ruapuke and Foxton; d. 23/7/1894].
Jenkinson, Hartly John (28) [clerk, ag.; Molyneux; m. Jane Matthews (ex Lady Nugent); d. 14/3/1895].
Johnstone, John (32) [ag.; Port Chalmers; d. 1850]; Elizabeth née Lamb, wife (27); John (10) [ag.; Clutha; buried Karori Cemetery; d. 7/4/1933].
Law, John (41) [carrier, ag.; East Taieri; d. 30/12/1884]; Agnes née Sommerville, wife (40) 9d. 2/5/1875]; Janet (11) [m. Robert Christie; Romahapa; d. 14/2/1908]; Helen (9) [m. Alexander Blair, farmer; East Taieri]; Graham Barbara (7) [m. Alexander Callender (ex Philip Laing, farmer; Scrogg's Hill); d. 23/2/1924]; Robert (3) [farmer, East Taieri; m Jean Harrison (also on the Blundell); d. 1/11/1907]; Agnes (1) [m. Frances Marshall McCulloch (ag.; West Taieri); d. 30/7/1908].
Matthew, John (32) [mason, ag.; Waikare; d. 23/11/1863]; Jane née Waldie, wife (34).
Matthew, Thomas (24) [fellmonger; m. Margaret McGibbon (ex Mooltan)].
McDonald, David (22); Ann, née Ninian, wife (24); William (6 months) [all this family returned]
Perry, Samuel (34) [labourer; Port Chalmers; d. 26/2/1895].
Poppelwell, William (29) [master mariner, ag.; Tokomairiro; d. 29/8/1883]; Catherine Robertson, wife (23) [d. 10/3/1900]; George (4) [solicitor, Gore]; Elizabeth Anne (16 months) [m. James Henderson; alive 1925].
Rennie, Alexander (34) [returned].
Rodger, Adam (44) [labourer, returned]; Isabella née Paterson, wife (42) [returned]; Alison (23) [m. Frederick Ludlow]; Adam (16) [ag.; Glenomaru]; Isabella (16) [m. John George Grey (ex Bernicia); d. 17/5/1896].
Sewell, Charles (21) [returned].
Shiels, John (23) [ag.; South Molyneux; drowned 29/1/1865]; Elizabeth née Miller, wife (23) [d. 13/8/1907]; Agnes (1) [South Molyneux; d. 2/4/1927].
Sidey, John (24) [storekeeper, landowner; Costorphine; d. 14/6/1915].
Sommerville, John (48) [stationmaster, ag.; Andersons Bay; d 4/10/1888]; Janet née ?, wife (48) [d. 17/2/1885]; Robert (22) [accountant, ag.; Tokomairiro; d. pre 1898]; John (19) [clerk, storekeeper; Waitepeka; m. Margaret Oughton Brown (ex Eden); d. 25/3/1904]; James (17) m. cousin Isabella née Begg (also on the Blundell); d. 5/8/1910); William (15) [printer, clerk S.M. Court; Andersons Bay; d. 29/6/1898]; Janet (12) [m. George Henry Slawson; d. 3/12/1902]; Thomas (10) [ag.; Andersons Bay]; George (7) [ag. Andersons Bay; d. 21/4/1868]; Elizabeth (5) [unm.; alive 1925]; Agnes (3) [unm.; d. 22/3/1867].
Stevens, John (30) [returned to Wanganui], Ann née ?, wife (30) [returned to Wanganui].
Thomson, John (34) [carpenter, stock inspector; Port Chalmers; d. 30/11/1895]; Jane née Dodds, wife (26) [d. 7/8/1902]; John (3) [Port Chalmers; d. 20/10/1905]; Thomas (1) [Port Chalmers; alive 1925].
Turnbull, Isabella (31) [wife of George Turnbull, who came on the Philip Laing; East Taieri; d. 16/9/1893].
Weir, Daniel (26) [ag.; Andersons Bay; d. 27/2/1894]; Catherine née Graham wife (27) [d. 17/9/1856]; Cochrane (6) [ag.; Sandymount; d. 26/6/1917]; John (1) [livery-stables; Naseby; d. 1923]; James (2 months) [ag.; Sandymount; d. 11/6/1915, buried Balclutha].
Whittell, John (21)
Woodhead, Elizabeth née Wightman (50) [mother of Eliza Dewe née Woodhead, also on the Blundell; d. 9/11/1860].

Please don't ask us about Port Chalmers passenger arrivals later than 1851. Try Australia and New Zealand Passenger Lists. It's not our area of expertise. Also, please don't ask what individual passengers did after they arrived In New Zealand. All we know about them is in these lists.  

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