Duke of Roxburgh
the 8 of February 1840 the ship Duke of Roxburgh arrived in Port Nicholson.
The `Duke of Roxburgh' was a ship of some 416 Tons; captained by Captain
James Thomson, with one Robert Leslie as Commander. The ship’s Surgeon was Francis Healey. The voyage had had a tragic last few days with the Captain,
James Thomson, being lost overboard in a gale off Stephens Island.
steerage passengers included: -
|Poad Thomas||age 28||Blacksmith|
|Mary Ann||age 3|
|Phillipa Jane||age 7 Mths|
|Reynolds Jane||age 22||Drape-maker|
|Thomas W||age 33|
|And Wife||age 28|
and Thomas Poad are Jane Runnall's sister and brother-in-law and Jane Reynolds is of
course Jane Runnalls.
Jane’s embarkation number was 241 and the Poad Family 233.
Thomas and wife were later the parents of Mary
Ann Thomas whose son Thomas Sunnex married one of Jane Runnalls’
Wyeth. They came with four children two named Robins
and two named Eddy.
first of the Steerage Passengers had gone on board in London on 17 September
1839, after which the Duke of Roxburgh sailed to Plymouth where on 1st of
October the remaining steerage passengers, including Jane, Sarah and Sarah's
family boarded. The ship’s
journey started from Plymouth, on the 5th of October 1839 arriving in New
Zealand waters on 7 February 1840 and berthing in Wellington on February 8th.
The final date of disembarkation is recorded in the List of the Steerage
Passengers as 27 February. One of
the steerage passengers died on the way to New Zealand.
The following is a list of the Number, Names and
Ages of the Steerage Passengers vitualled by the New Zealand Company on board the ship "The Duke of
Roxburgh" Robert Leslie Commander from London to Plymouth and from thence
to Port Nicholson with the number of days Vitualling for each passenger.
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