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.

POICTIERS, 756 tons, sailed from London 7/2/1850 and arrived, via the north, 4/9/1850. Captain Thomas Shrubsole Beal; James Eyres Coward, surgeon, afterwards assistant-surgeon, 65th Regiment, and later practising in Huddersfield, where he died in 1879. He was accompanied by his wife Lucy and twin children Lucy and Rosa, aged 15 months. Both children died during the voyage.

Archibald, A (21) [brother of J.; ag. Clutha].
Archibald, J (19) [brother of A.].
Bernays, Lewis Adolphus (19) [m. Jane née Borton (ex Poictiers); alive Brisbane 1900].
Berney, George Robert Borham (20) [gentleman, ag.; Catlins; m. - Logie].
Borton, Mary Jane Eliza (22) [m. Lewis Berneys (ex Poictiers).
Brown, William (17) [m. Margaret née Shand (ex Phoebe Dunbar); Green Island; d. 10/11/1908].
Harris, John Hyde (27) [solicitor; Member Provincial Council; m. Annie Cunningham Cargill (ex John Wickliffe); d. 24/7/1886].
Hepburn, George (47) [storekeeper, ag.; Halfway Bush; d. 9/12/1883]; Rachel née Paterson, wife (45) [d. 15/8/1875]; William (15) [auctioneer; Halfway Bush; m. Mrs Margaret Ross née Marshall (ex Cornwall); d. 29/9/1887]; James Paterson (13) [ag. d. 25/8/1875]; Sarah (12) [m. widower Archibald Barr, postmaster (ex Mariner voyage 1); d. 9/7/1908]; George (11) [d. 2/11/1862]; David (8) [d. 20/12/1870]; Jessie Sinclair (6) [m. Robert A Lawson, architect; d. 29/12/1923]; Rachel (4) [m. Wm D Stewart, solicitor; d. 11/11/1878]; Andrew (2) [clerk; Oamaru; alive in Enfield 1900].
Howorth, Thomas (22) [ag.; Green island; m. Barbara Runciman; d. 12/9/1898].
Humphreys, W (15).
McMeikan, William (24) [ag.; Halfway Bush; m. Agnes née Fowler (ex Mooltan; later Agnes née Fowler; d. 15/10/1892].
Pillans, Albert (18) [ag.; Inch Clutha; d. England 11/1900].
Pollard, R (26).
Smith, Fitzroy Montague (14) [d. 2/5/1897].
Stuart, Alexander (32) [later Sir A Stuart, NSW Premier].
Wallace, James (19) [ag.; Makarewa; bur 22/8/1881].
Wallace, George (18) [ag.; Makarewa; d. 24/9/1850].

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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