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

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


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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.

MARY, 533 tons, sailed from London, 2/11/1848; arrived at Port Chalmers via the north, 4/4/1849. Captain Thomas Grant; Dr Edward L Humphries, surgeon.

Basire, Frederick Daniel [druggist, doctor; Port Chalmers; m. Susannah Sarah née Tayler (also on the Mary) on 14/3/1850; d. 27/7/1870].
Bond, John (34) ; Elizabeth née ?, wife (35); Sarah (10). [ Family moved to to Tasmania.]
Campbell, Alexander (21).
Cramond, Robert (32) [blacksmith; East Taieri; d. 16/1/1893]; Mary Ann née Tait, wife (30) [d. 18/12/1882]; John (9) [coachdriver; Timaru; d. Timaru, 22/5/1879]; Jane (7) [d. 22/2/1913]; Robert (5) [blacksmith; Dunedin, East Taieri; d. 29/11/1872]; James (3) [blacksmith; Dunedin; d. 28/11/1891]; William (2) [d. 7/9/1927]; Mary (born on ship) [m. Henrry Parsons;  d. 28/2/1908].
Dalton, John (41) [bricklayer; Princes Street; d. 3/2/1863]; Margaret née McGregor, wife (42) [Margaret was formerly married to a Mr Reid, and her children carried that surname (see entry for Reid below); d. 24/4/1869].
Duckworth, Robert Francis (34) [ag; Andersons Bay; d. 25/4/1886]; Margaret née Umphray, wife (31) [d. 14/3/1888]; Elizabeth (11) [d. 29/12/1910]; Agnes (9) [servant]; James (4) [ag.; Andersons Bay; d. 25/1/1924]; Margaret (2) [unm. d. 31/1/1873].
Ferguson, Thomas (42); Ann née Kirkland, wife (32); Ann (5).Sarah (4).Margaret (2).
Foster, Henry Angel (25) [carpenter; Dunedin; d. 6/8/1902]; Eliza Anne née Pearce, wife (30) [d. 24/7/1917]; Henry Charles (1) [11/6/1923].
Heenan, Denis (20) [ag.; West Taieri; m. Maria Phillips; d. 20/10/1904].
Holcroft, Lewis (28) [clerk, Supreme Court].
Leith, Alexander (32) [d. 18/7/1863]; Margery née Clark, wife (32) [d. 23/7/1909]; William (3) [d. 22/10/1924].
Lemon, John (20) [carpenter, telegraphist; Wellington; d. pre 1898].
Lewis, George (28) [lost on Flagstaff Hill, c. 19/10/1850]; Harriet Keddie née Jennings, wife (21) [m. 2nd, George Lewis Fleury].
Lloyd, George [J.P., ag.; Green Island]; Elizabeth Anne née ?, wife; Mrs Lloyd; Ellen (5); Joseph (3); Penelope (1) [m. William Haskayne Jones and returned to England].
Knewstubb, Thomas (27) [farmer, Lower Harbour; m. Sarah Sophia Tayler (ex Mary) on 9/8/1854; d. 11/4/1900].
McLeod, William (29) [ag.; Waikouaiti]; Charlottenée Martin, wife (28); William (5) [ Waikouaiti]; Francis (2) [Waikouiati].
McLeod, Elizabeth (28) [ Waikouaiti].
McLeod, Agnes (24) [ m. Richard Fry (ex John Wickliffe); Waikouaiti; d. 23/11/1894].
Mitchell, John (20) [ag.; Inch Clutha, Oreti].
Reid, Charles (20) [bricklayer, town clerk; d. San Francisco, 7/9/1897]; Charlotte Thyme née Young, wife (19) [d. 1/2/1904] Note: Charles, Donald and Hugh Reid were sons of Margaret Reid, who had a second marriage to John Dalton, and travelled in the Mary under the name Dalton (see above).
Reid, Donald (16) [ag., stock & station merchant, Member House of Representatives; North Taieri; m. Frances née Barr (ex Philip Laing), 1/12/1854; 2nd marriage of Donald Reid to Mrs Sarah Gordon Price, 1870; d. Abbotsford, 7/2/1919].
Reid, Hugh (13) [unm. Otepopo; d. 27/6/1905
Simpson, William (31) [bootmaker; Walker Street]; Elizabeth née Booth, wife (30) [d. 5/7/1886]; Isabella Bissett (5) [d. 21/4/1914]; Catharine McKay (2).
Tayler, Thomas (42) [storekeeper; Port Chalmers; d. 2/7/1879]; Sarah Mary Ann née Wentworth (43), wife [d. 14/9/1872]; Thomas Theophilus (23) [m. Christine Reid on 21/7/1858; d. 6/1887(?)]; Susannah Sarah (19) [m. Frederick Daniel Basire (also on the Mary); d. 19/7/1918]; Sarah Sophia (17) [m. Thomas Knewstub, ex Mary on 9/8/1854; d. 24/9/1897]; John (15) [m. Julia Anne Carey in 1864; d. 10/12/1887]
Wallace, John (13).
Warren, George James (44) [constable, ag.; Port Chalmers, d. 15/10/1893]; Elizabeth née Dryburgh, wife (44) [d. 17/12/1889].
Young, William (26) [carpenter, ag.; Warepa; d. 5/8/1881]; Jenny Smith née Wilkie, wife (32) [d. 19/8/1872]; Janet Robertson (2) [d. Warepa 22/1/1871]; Samuel (inf.) [ag., storekeeper; Owaka, Lawrence; d. 17/3/1926].

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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