On 14 January 1859 the English ship the "Strathallan" 551 tons, wooden ship, W. R. Williamson, arrived from Gravesend with the first significant influx of about 120 immigrants to Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand and she sailed for Lyttelton on the evening of 17 January. She left the Downs on the 15th October, and thus made a splendid passage of 81 days. There being no harbour at Timaru, she had to anchor in the roadstead at Timaru and land her passengers. Reference: The Lyttelton Times Jan. 26 1859. slide show arrivial
ASSISTANT EMIGRATION to CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND by the Ship STRATHALLAN 12
Oct 1858 PORT OF TIMARU 188 passengers
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Names of Emigrants Age Country Occupation Families & Children Hornsby Thos 36 England Agricultural Labourer Hornsby Anne 47 Hayes Isabella 21 Transferred to Single Women Hayes George 19 Transferred to Single Men Hayes David 16 Transferred to Single Men Hayes Thos 11 Hayes Margaret 7 Haynes George Wm 4 Butterworth Wm 26 England Agricultural Labourer Butterworth Emma 25 Reed Robert 29 England Blacksmith Reed Mary Ann 27 Hammond John 38 Sunderland Lawyer Hammond Mary 39 Chapman John 17 [Son-in-Law] Transferred to Single Men Chapman Isabella 16 [Dau-in-Law] Transferred to Single Women Hammond Robert 6 [Son] Berrill Wm 24 Bedford Carpenter Berrill Abigail 25 Stranks Wm 26 Oxfordshire Agricultural Labourer Stranks Matilda 22 Padgett Wm 22 Yorkshire Gardener & Labourer Padgett Martha 21 Padgett Infant Ward John 21 Leicestershire Labourer [Farm] Ward Ellen 25 Ward Elizabeth 2 Ward William 3 mths Ward Robt 27 Leicestershire Labourer [Farm] Ward Eliz'th 25 Ward Catherine 4 Jones William 25 Kent Ship Carpenter & Sawyer Jones Sarah 20 Jones Ann 2 Kohn Fred'k 31 Germany Farm Labourer Kohn Cathe 28 Kohn Mary 4 mths Wade Rich'd 24 Middlesex Farm Labourer Wade Eunice? 24 Young Albert 25 Gloucestershire Carpenter Young Eunice? 25 Young Emma 2 Young Louisa [Infant] 6 mths Brodie James 23 Forfar Shepherd & Agri Labourer Brodie Mary 22 McDonald John 28 Scotland Farm Servant McDonald Christina 26 Scarf William 26 Suffolks Labourer Scarf Letilia 21 Scarf Letilia 3 Scarf William [Infant] Kennedy Chas 28 Perth Ploughman Kennedy Margaret 25 Double William 37 Labourer Double Sarah 37 Double Caroline 10 Double Emily 8 Double Ann Maria 6 Double Amos 4 Double W Daniel 2 Double Eliza Ann [Infant] 4mths Gibson James 32 Armagh Agricultural Labourer Gibson Margaret 32 Gibson James 7 Gibson Alexander 5 Gibson Rebecca Ann 3 Gibson Margaret [Infant] 1mth Gibson John 24 Armagh Agricultural Labourer Gibson Sarah 22 Cairns Wm John 24 Down Labourer Cairns Eliz'th 32 Cairns Rob S 2½ Wilson John 25 Down Labourer Wilson Eliz'th 24 Wilson E 3 Wilson Valentine 2 Wilson Mary Ann [Infant] Exley Harpin 26 Yorkshire Labourer Brick Yard Exley Susan 26 Exley Albert 7 Barker Enoch 29 York Gardener Barker Sarah 26 Barker Emily Jane 2 Barker Sarah Ann 5 Gordon George 56 Sutherland Shepherd Gordon Christina 40 Gordon John 21 Transferred to Single Men Gordon William 19 " Gordon Christina 17 Transferred to Single Women Gordon Charles 15 Transferred to Single Men Gordon Catherine 13 Transferred to Single Women Gordon Elizabeth 11 McKay? Robert 32 Sutherlandshire Shepherd McKay Bell 33 McKay Robina 8 McKay Ann 6 McKay Alexander 4 McKay Christina 2 Scarf Robert 22 Suffolk Labourer Scarf Jane 23 Patterson Thomas 26 Dawfries Shepherd Patterson Margaret 21 Davison William 35 Surrey Gardener Davison Jane 24 Davison William [Infant] 9 mths Wadsworth Thomas 36 England Gardener Wadsworth Harriet 32 Wadsworth Mary Ann 14 Transferred to Single Women Wadsworth William 11 Wadsworth Alfred 9 Wadsworth Eliz'th 7 Wadsworth Eunice 3 Morey Edward 35 England Bricklayer Morey Charlotte 34 Morey Martha 11 Morey Elizabeth 8 Morey Helen 1 Abbott Thomas 28 Devonshire Agricultural Labourer Abbott Eliza 29 Abbott Thomas 4 Abbott Albert 2 Murfitt John 42 Cambridge Agricultural Labourer Murfitt Mary Ann 34 Murfitt Sarah Jane 10 Murfitt Ellen Ursula 8 Murfitt Edward 7 Murfitt Fanny 5 Murfitt John William 3 Murfitt Catherine 2 Murfitt Harry [Infant] King Georgiana 16 [Niece] Transferred to Single Women Maddison William 23 Durham Shepherd Maddison Ann 21 Burns William 27 England Tailor Burns Jane 28 Burns Margt 2 Burns John [Infant] Halse Henry 36 Halse Harriet 36 Halse Henry 12 Transferred to Single Men Halse Jessie 10 Halse Louisa 5 Walkers Noah 26 Dorset Carpenter Walkers Martha 25 Pearce William 27 Gloucester Bootwaller? Pearce Elizabeth 28 Pearce William [Infant] Piper Joseph 34 Middlesex Tin & Iron Plate Maker Piper Julia 38 Piper Joseph 10 Piper J Wm 8 Piper Julia 6 Piper Chas Albt 1 Douglas Jas 42 Middlesex Millwright & Engineer Douglas Eliz'th 45 Brightmore William 36 London Bricklayer [letter from Wm. Brightmore image 16] Brightmore Louisa 34 Brightmore James 11 Brightmore Louisa 3 Redfern Solathiel 38 Lancashire Joiner Redfern Eliz'th 38 Transferred to Single Women Redfern William 14 Redfern Jane 6 Rowland Ann 25 Transferred to Single Women Humphries John 30 Down Agricultural Labourer Humphries Ann Jane 27 Humphries Jane 11 Humphries Mary Ann [Infant] Humphries John 2 Shepherd Chas 32 Middlesex Carpenter Shepherd Susan 26 Shepherd L Marg't 4 Shepherd Chas 2 Shepherd Henry [Infant] Styche William 23 Middlesex Carpenter Styche Mary Ann 20 Elliott John 38 Middlesex Painter Elliott Louisa 34 Elliott Louisa 9 Elliott Mary Ann 7 Hadley Josiah 42 Staffordshire Smith & Engineer Hadley _ 39 Fisher Agnes [Bill Holder] 37 Lancaster Bookseller Fisher Robert 12 Transferred to Single Men Fisher John 11 Fisher James 10 Fisher Mary 8 Oakley Alfred [Bill Holder] 27 Norfolk Labourer Oakley Charlotte 28 Oakley John 6 Oakley Robert 4 Oakley William 1 Bishop William [Bill Holder] 28 London Gardener Bishop Middey? 34 Peckham? Bishop Walher 3 Bishop Arthur 1 Smith Jesse 66 Warwick Bricklayer Smith Eliz'th 48 Single Men Hayes George 19 Sunderland Carpenter Hayes David 16 " Carpenter Harrison Fras 20 Surrey Carpenter Murray William 20 Scotland Farm Servant Chapman John 17 Transferred Jesson Edward 22 Leicester Labourer Manchester George 20 Leicester Labourer Clark John 23 Aberdeen Agri Labourer & Shepherd Smith Chas [Bill Holder] 30 Shropshire Bricklayer Lunsden? Jas 22 Fife Agricultural Labourer Champion Richard 20 Oton Shepherd Pollock John 22 Down Labourer Proudfoot Jas 29 Perthshire Farm Servant Blyth Jas 21 Fife Agricultural Labourer Butcher Henry 21 Haydow Labourer White Thos 37 England Labourer Gordon John 21 Transferred Gordon Wm 19 " Gordon Charles 15 " Stewart John 25 Scotland Farm Servant Bennett Edwin 22 Leicester Agricultural Labourer Bainbridge August 30 Norwich Farm Labourer Morris John T 30 Somerset Farm Labourer Chambers Jas 22 Down Labourer Rice Robert 26 Down Labourer Fisher Robert 12 Transferred Halse Henry 12 Transferred Oakley Robert [Bill Holder] 25 Norfolk Labourer Dann James [Bill Holder] 17 Cambridgeshire Labourer Tobin Thos [Bill Holder/ see Ellen Jackson] Ireland Labourer Buckley Daniel 21 Ireland Labourer Redfern Wm 14 Transferred from page 10 Everest William [Bill Holder] 20 Surrey Porter Morris Samuel 20 Leicester Labourer [notation: this man is not onboard...see image 24 far right] Matthew William 25 Forforshire Agricultural Labourer Mcphael? Arch'd [Bill Holder] Argyleshire Labourer Crichton William Scotland Shepherd Wilson James Scotland Shepherd Single Women Hoyes? Isabella 21 Sunderland Dress Maker Transferred from page 1 Chapman Isabella 16 Transferred from page 2 Gordon Christina 17 Transferred from page 6 Gordon Catherine 13 " Transferred from page 6 Wadsworth? Mary A 14 England Domestic Servant Transferred from page 8 King Georgiana 16 Durham Domestic Servant Transferred from page 9 Foster Eliz'th [Bill Holder] 19 Middlesex Laundress Foster Amelia 27 " Nurse Hardesty? Mary [Bill Holder] 22 Norfolk Servant Jackson Ellen [Bill Holder] 27 Dublin Domestic Servant Eades Ann [Bill Holder] 26 England Domestic Servant Nowland ? Ann 25 Transferred from page 10
see note image 28 -far right
Jolathial? Redfern, with whose family this woman was, who tells me she has stayed for some money, but maybe on board tonight. Did not believe that the ship would sail too soon. Signed ?? 13.10.58
Christchurch August 23,1861
To The Port Secretary
With reference to a claim made upon me by W Pearce, I ? Agent, for a balance of £01.00.0 Prom. Note of £11 per ‘Strathallan’ ? to point out that my wife died on the Voyage, and that a particular ? case of a shipmate (Barker) the passage money (£17) ? allowed L?
May I request your kind consideration of this, as I am de? Of leaving for the Diggings and of ? the Prom. Note before my departure.
I have the honour to be Sir John ? ? Secretary
Primorsory Notes given by Emigrants p. Strathallan Oct, 58 image 32 BILLS sent from the Colony to the undermentioned - Persons Passengers by the STRATHALLAM 12 Oct 1858 Total £261 13s 6d No. of Bill Name of Person to whom Bills have been remitted by Friends in the Colony No. of Bill Names Drawer Acceptor 1st, 2nd, or 3rd of Exchange 1,2,3 Fisher, Agnes David Fisher Rd Wright 2nd 4,5,6 Oakley, Alfred Joseph Betts B Hardesty 2nd Oakley, Robert ditto 2nd Hardesty, Mary ditto 2nd 7,8 Bishop, William Robert Bishop C I Percival 1st 9 Smith, Charles Acland & Tripp G B Woodman 2nd 10,11 Foster, Eliza Jas Foster Robert Hughes 2nd 12 Down, James Jas Down W C Beswell 3rd 13,14 Tobin, Thos Jno Jackson Jas Johnston 1st Jackson, Ellen ditto 1st 15,16 Smith, Jesse Wm Smith Thos Smith 2nd Smith Eliz'th ditto 1st 17 Everest, William David Everest W C Beswick 2nd 18 Morris, Samuel W m Morris John Stokes 1st 19 McPhail, Archibald Mary McKinnon Geo Armstrong 1st
To Willis and Gann & Co. £3208 10s Oct. 1858