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

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


PHILIP LAING

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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.

PHILIP LAING, 459 tons, sailed from Greenock on 23/11/1847, and Milford Haven on 20/12/1847, and arrived on 15/4/1848. Captain A J EIles; Dr Robert Ramsay, surgeon.

Adam, James (25) [boatbuilder, precentor, emigration agent, farmer; Tokomairiro; d. 27/3/1908]; Margt. née Milne, wife [d. pre 1861]; Helen (2) [m. Alexander Wisely,; Tokomairiro; d. 23/5/1917];
Aitken, George (24) [shopkeeper; went to Nelson]; wife (21).
Barr, John, (38) [weaver, lst gaoler, poundkeeper; Little Paisley; d. 25/11/1873]; Elizabeth née Stewart, wife (37) [d. 29/6/1880]; William (16) [farmer; Kaikorai; d. 10/5/1887]; John (14) [butcher; d. Te Houka, 1876]; Frances (12) [m. Donald Reid (ex Mary) of West Taieri; d. 4/11/1868]; Robert (5) [ag.; Te Houka; d. 27/8/1908]; Mary (3) [m. James Baxter; d. 30/5/1878]; Elizabeth (1) [d. 2/7/1928].
Bell, John (25) [ag., farmer; W. Taieri; d. 4/5/1887].
Blackie
, James (21) [schoolmaster; d. Sydney, 25/1/1851].
Bower, David (28) [gardener; Balclutha; d. 29/5/1897]; Jean née Cuddie, wife (22) [d. 16/5/1894].
Breakie, Hugh (22) [unm.]
Brown, James (23) [calico printer, ag.; Andersons Bay; d. 27/11/1891]; Hannah née Renfrew, wife (21) [d. 18/8/1891]; Philip Elles [born on ship, 1/2/1848; d. 2/3/1848].
Brown, John (36) [contractor]; wife (32).
Bruce Alex. Hogg (22) [schoolmaster; went to Wellington in 1848].
Buchanan, James (44)
Buchanan, John (46) [weaver, beadle; Great King St; d. 26/3/1880]; Margaret née McCulloch, wife (40 [d. 1/9/1900); Isabella (3) [d. 14/10/1864]; Jeanie (3 months) [m. James Stevenson, d. 16/2/1926].
Buchanan, Thomas (42) [weaver, farmer; West Taieri; d. 16/7/1876]; Margaret née Graham, wife (40) [d. 22/6/1884]; Gilbert (20) [ag.; m. Elizabeth née Dalziel (ex Philip Laing); West Taieri; d. 24/2/1913]; James (15) [ag.; never married; West Taieri; d. 28/10/1913]; Ellen (9) [d. 16/1/1913]; John (8) [d. 31/5/1874]; David (4) [d. 11/8/1927]; Jessie (3) [d. 27/3/1876].
Burns, Thomas Rev. (52) [first minister (Free Church of Scotland), d. 23/1/1871]; Clementina née Grant, wife (44) [d. 19/7/1878]; Arthur John (17) [farmer, m. Sarah Scott née Dickson; Mosgiel; d. 15/9/1901]; Clementina (15) [m. Capt. Andrew Jamieson Elles; d. 18/9/1862]; Jane (13) [m. Rev William Bannerman; d. 9/10/1923]; Annie (8) [m. Alexander Robert Livingston; d. 21/11/1918]; Frances (6) [m. Henry Livingston; d. 28/7/1922]; Agnes (1) [unm.; d. 30/12/1929].
Callander, James (41) [farmer; East Taieri]; Jean née Cuthbertson, wife (37) [d. 8/1900]; James (16) [d. 18/4/1914]; John (12) [d. 5/9/1917]; Alexander (10) [farmer; m. Barbara née Law (ex Blundell) on 26/12/1862; Scrogg’s Hill; d. 25/12/1909]; Rebecca (3) [died young].
Cameron, Lewis (23); Margaret née Martin, wife (20) [d. 10/1856]; Mary (3); Lewis (1) [d. 6/1849].
Carnegie, John de !a Condamine (19) [storekeeper, auctioneer; d. 13/9/1859]; Emma Sarah née Stitchell, wife (20) [m. on ship, 3/4/1848; d. pre 1856].
Carrick, Robert (14) [d. pre 1898].
Caradus, Mary Ann [Mrs Burns' servant; d. 29/9/1910].
Chalmers, Alexander., [farmer; Halfway Bush; d. 25/7/1861]; Jane née Thomson, wife [d. 23/12/1857]; Alexander (8) [d. 2/7/1864]; Michael Willis (2) [d. 16/10/1867].
Christie, James (28) [sawyer; Macandrew Bay; d. 28/9/1893]; Mary née Ferguson, wife (26) [sister of John Ferguson Jr, also on this ship; d. 8/11/1895]; John (8) [constable; appears to have died before his parents]; Christina (2) [d. 28/8/1848].
Crawford, Charles (33) [ag.; North East Harbour]; Elizabeth née Wilson, wife (32); George (14); Charles (9); Margaret (4); John (2); Elizabeth (4 months).
Crawford, George (44) [ag.; York Place; d. 21/2/1863]; Margaret née Lorimer, wife (46) [d. 6/12/1867]; Ann (22) [d. 18/6/1918]; Jessie Isabella (19); Peter (16) [farmer; G. I. Bush; d. 26/5/1908].
Cuddie, Thomas [ag.; Saddle Hill; d. 16/12/1871]; Mary née Parkinson, wife (24) [d. 9/6/1889]; Thomas Alexander (2) [d. 23/4/1848]; Alexander Thomas Burns (born on ship) [storekeeper; Mosgiel; d. 31/8/1871].
Cunningham, James [carpenter; Kaikorai; d. 7/11/1884].
Dalziel, Andrew (43) [ag. sawyer; Chain Hills; d. 28/5/1885]; Margaret née Jarvey, wife (42) [d. 23/9/1877]; Elizabeth (11) [m. Thomas Buchanan, ext Philip Laing; d.6/1/1872]; Agnes (6) [m.
Thomas Dickson 10/8/66; d. 6/4/1927]; Jean (6) [m. Thomas Moodie, 4/9/1863;d. 9/7/1920]; Robert (3) [d. 21/6/1925].
Dickson, Alexander (30) [ag.; Kuri Bush; d. 21/7/1889].
Donaldson, Robert (19) [farmer; went north].
Duff, William (29) [coachman, farmer; Waihola; d. 10/12/1905]; Mary Marshall née Boyd, wife [d. 4/11/1905]; Adam Robert (5) [butcher; m. Evelyn née Wurram; Outram]; Marion Walker (4) [d. Sydney 29/8/1938]; Elizabeth Marshall (4) [still alive 1915].
Ferguson, John Sr (49) [sawyer, North-East Harbour; d. 24/6/1862]; Helen née Clark, wife [d. 14/4/1858].
Ferguson, John Jr (27) [carpenter; built first school-house in Dunedin and the first public hospital in Christchurch; d. 28/5/1872]; Mary Ann née Dalziell (26), 2nd wife [d. 9/8/1896]; John (1 or 2) [child from John Jr's first marriage].
Gillies, Robert [weaver, ag.; Little Paisley; d. 29/3/1854]; Margaret née Gardiner, wife [2nd marriage to David Wilson (ex Lady Nugent); d. 8/9/1903]; Robert (8) [d. Palmerston North, 5/12/1891]; John (6) [d. Perth, 27/9/1926]; Mary (4) [d. 22/8/1909]; Margaret (1) [d. 21/9/1916].
Graham, Elizabeth [servant].
Hare [or Hair], James (25) [bricklayer; Maitland St; d. 27/12/1876]; Margaret née Spiers, wife (21) [d. 15/1/1876]; Ann (3) [d. 11/1927]; Emma G Carnegie.
Hastie, Robert (35) [carter; Waikouaiti; d. 31/1/1921]; Janet née Dunn, wife(33) [d. 17/1/1886].
Hastie, Thomas (16) [ag.; nephew of Robert Hastie].
Humphrey, John [sailor]
Jaffray, William (25) [shepherd, farmer; Saddle Hill; d. 7/3/1916]; Margaret née Hunter, wife (19) married on ship, 2/2/1848; d. 1/5/1905].
Kelloch, James (38) [butcher]; Jemima née Craig, wife (37).
Kennedy, James (19) [engraver, left for Wellington in 1848].
Livingston, Alexander (21) [carpenter; d. 8/5/1848]; Rebecca née Wilson, wife (22).
Lorimer, Ann (49) [unm. sister of Mrs George Crawford. d.]
Macdonald, Archibald (31) [teacher; d. 15/2/1880]; Janet née McGregor, wife (27) [d. 12/1902]; Christina Murray (7) [alive in 1898]; Charles Paterson (4) [d. 7/3/1917]; John (1) [m. 1871].
McDowall, John [shoemaker], Elizabeth (wife); James 3-4 years
Mackay
, Thomas
(33) [an old Vandemonian; soon left; d. Napier 6/1/1912]; Margaret née Dorreen, wife (32) [d. 2/2/1871]; William (9) [d. Pukekohe, 31/7/1926]; Thomas (7) [d. 11/5/1937]; Alexander Churton [d. 1916].
Mahon, Alexander (42) [ag. Halfway Bush; d. 7/4/1875]; Catherine née Gillespie, wife (42) [d. 10/2/1885]; Catherine (15) [m. James Cunningham (ex Philip Laing); Kaikorai; d. 3/6/1915]; Robert (13) [ag. Halfway Bush; d. 21/7/1895].
Marshall, Francis (38) [weaver; Halfway Bush; d. 26/2/1887]; Margaret née Crawford, wife (38) [d. 15/4/1899]; Matthew (15) [ag.; m. Julia Brodie née Bower (ex Larkins); Halfway Bush; Hillend; alive in 1907]; Margaret (13) [m. Henry McLean, ex Philip Laing,; 2nd marriage to Robert Frew, 21/5/1858]; Agnes (9); d. 10/5/1899]; Francis (7) [d. 8/1/1911; Alexander (5) [d. 24/5/1906; Jean (2) [alive 1915].
Martin, William [gardener, J.P.; Green Island; d. 25/11/1905].
McDermid, Hugh (28) [sawmiller in Sawyers Bay; Mayor of Port Chalmers, Member Otago Provincial Council; d. 6/1/1877]; Margaret Younger née McQueen, wife (20) [d. 18/5/1887].
McDiarmid, Francis (45) [ag.; m. Janet née Milne, (ex Philip Laing); West Taieri; d. 17/8/1897].
McDiarmid, William (20) [ag.; nephew of Francis McDiarmid; West Taieri; d. pre 1915].
McGregor, Todd (22) [crewman on Philip Laing and deserted ship [Kakanui; unm.]
McLean, John (25) [weaver; Waihola]; Hannah née Rennie, wife (24); Mary (3); George (1).
McLean, Henry (20) [shepherd; m. Margaret née Marshall (ex Philip Laing); drowned 3/1/1857].
Mercer, Andrew (19) [ag. grocer, mayor, J.P.; m. Jessie née Monro (ex Mariner voyage 1); d. 6/6/1902].
Millar, David (27) [ag. boatman; Port Chalmers; d. 24/1/1894]; Marion née Young, wife (23) [d. 1/4/1898]; Margaret (6 months) [d. 14/6/1916].
Mills, John (29) (widower) [cabinetmaker, farmer; m. Jane née Calder (ex Mariner voyage 1); Green Island; d. 28/2/1893].
Milne, Janet (24) [m. Francis McDiarmid (ex Philip Laing); West Taieri; d. 12/1/1881].
Niven, Dugald [ag.; drowned in Taieri, 28/12/1848]; Christina née Swan, wife (37)[d. Invercargill, 26/10/1891]; Mary (13) [m. Angus Cameron (policeman); d. 27/4/1894]; Stewart [ag.; Palmerston]; Christina (11) [m. William John Newsham-West; New River; 1857; d. 15/10/1908]; William (2) [m. Sarah née Crow; drowned Orepuki, 20/3/1875]; David Elles Ramsay [m. Jane née Thomson, 2/7/1874; d. 23/9/1909].
Park, Gavin (22) [ag.; Blueskin; d. 4/9/1903]; Grace née Stobie, wife (22) [married on board ship, 13/3/1848; d. 24/10/1894].
Patrick, James (35) [weaver, ag.; Little Paisley; Tomahawk; d. 7/7/1897]; Isabella née Hunter, wife (35) [d. 18/5/1886]; James (7) [ag.; m. Margaret née Coulter, 28/11/1879; Tomahawk; d. 22/2/1920]; Margaret (5) [m. Andrew McNicoll, 26/6/1868; Kaikorai]; Marion (2).
Patullo, Jean [servant to Burns family; went to Wellington].
Pollock, William (26) [farm servant, butcher; m. Janet née Brown (ex Bernicia), 14/9/1849; Tokomairiro; d. Wanganui, 1880];
Pollock, Mary (19) [servant, m. James Loper, 29/11/1848; Waikouaiti].
Pollock, James (14) [baker; m. Agnes née Duncan (ex Mooltan), 3/8/1855; d. 3/1883].
Ramsay, Robert, Dr (27) [returned to Scotland; practising in Lochwinnock, Renfrew].
Robb, Jemima [m. David Ross; Timaru].
Robertson, Thomas (50) [mason, ag.; Andersons Bay]; Elizabeth née Wells, wife (43) [Note that Elizabeth was Thomas Robertson's second wife. She is the mother only of Annie. The mother of all other Roberston children was Janet Robertson née Pate, who died in Scotland; Elizabeth Robertson d. 2/4/1865, and Thomas remarried to Margaret née Napier, 11/10/1865]; James (21) [m. Jane née Russell, 9/1863]; Janet (17) [m. Octavius Harwood, 1/12/1848; d. 27/5/1896]; Elizabeth (15) [m. Richard Driver, 30/5/1849; Purakanui; d. 9/5/1897]; Margaret (14) [m. Lewis Stuart, 10/4/1850; d. 25/1/1895]; Agnes (10) [m. Thomas Harrison, 17/4/1856; d. 7/10/1888]; Euphemia (8) [m. Cap. John Simpson, 'Endeavour'; 2nd marriage to Alexander Inglis, 21/9/1865; d. 23/8/1876]; Annie (1) [m. John Charles Miller, 30/6/1862; Tomahawk; d. 26/7/1891].
Robertson, John
Ross, George (27) [grocer, ag.; m. Margaret née Marshall (ex Cornwall); Halfway Bush; d. 15/1/1860].
Seaton, James (25) [machinist, ag.; Portobello]; Marion née Thomson, wife (25) [d. 2/11/1905]; Jessie Agnes (4) [m. John McCartney, 15/4/1863; d. 22/1/1918]; Marion (3) [m. William Allan, 27/10/1865; to Waimate 1879; d. 1937].
Sinclair, Duncan (26) [ag. Northeast Valley]; Agnes née Scott, wife (25) [d. 23/6/1903]; Mary (5) [m. John Stewart, 11/3/1875; d. 8/1938].
Stevenson, William (28) [carpenter, ag.; Wingatui; d. 17/4/1869]; Rebecca née Forrester, wife (28) [27/7/1861].
Stevenson, Isabella Blair, Mrs (50) [widow, matron of the Philip Laing; East Taieri d. 6/8/1873]; Ann (30) [m. Garret Hopper Clearwater; Clearwater; North East Harbour; d. 27/8/1875]; James (26) [ag.; Taieri; d. 31/3/1903]; John (22) [ag.; Taieri]; Jane (19) [m. m. James Cullen; East Taieri; d. 30/3/1902]; Robert (15) [ag.; Owhiro; d. 18/4/18??]. [Note: It is not clear from Hocken's list, but Robert, James, John, Ann and Jane were probably children of Isabella Stevenson.]
Stewart, Robert (28) [bricklayer; Maitland Street]; Margaret née Smith, wife (25); Robert (1).
Thorburn, James [engineer; Victoria]; Helen née Cochrane, wife (25); Alexander (3).
Thorburn, Robert (19) [brother of James Thorburn - to Wellington in 1848].
Thorburn, Andrew (17) [brother of James Thorburn - to Wellington in 1848].
Todd, John Boyle (16) [printer, Otago News; m. Isabella née Calder (ex Mariner voyage 1); d. 5/1854].
Turnbull, George (25) [farmer; m. Isabella ?? (ex Blundell); West Taieri; d. 5/9/1889].
Tweedale, James (20) [went to Wellington in 1848].
Ure, James (27) [brickmaker; d. Waimate 13/7/1881]; Elizabeth née Street, wife (27) [d. Herbert 1/12/1879]; James Street (7) [went to Melbourne].
Wallace, John (38) [butcher; d. pre 1855]; Letitia née Sibbison, wife (34); Letitia (13); Elizabeth (8); Samuel (6) [butcher; d. 19/9/1907].
Watson, Alexander (38) [cooper; North Taieri; d. 1884]; Jean née Lang, wife (40); Walter (4) [d. 25/7/1934].
Watson, Andrew Geils (26) [blacksmith; Princes Street; d. 8/5/1901]; Janet née Miller, wife (20) [d. 4/3/1877].
Weatherburn, William (34) [shoemaker; Customhouse; buried 8/12/1880].
Welsh, William [crewman on Philip Laing, farmer; m. Ann née Crawford (ex Philp Laing); Green Island; d. 13/11/1891].
Williamson, James (48) [ag. ; Kaikorai; d. 23/10/1857]; Janet née Wysemackie, wife (40) [d. 27/4/1865]; John Mackie (14) [storekeeper, farmer; Taieri; d. 25/9/1894]; Jane (13), [m. John Turnbull Thomson, surveyor; d. 13/8/1902]; George Mackie (6) [farmer; d. Gisborne 26/1/1926]; James (4) [ag.; went to Southland].
Winton, William (37) [boatman; Portobello; d. 21/3/1879]; Jean née Ferguson, wife (35) [sister of John Ferguson Jr, also on this ship; d. 18/7/1859]; Helen (16); Thomas (14) [was surveyor's assistant in Southland, and the town of Winton was named after him; d. 27/12/1881]; Jean (11) [alive in 1915]; John (9) [d. 18/3/1913]; David (2).

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