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Timaru Herald Friday 19 November 1875
The ship Duke of Edinburgh, 1117 tons, Captain Mosey, from London, with immigrants for Timaru, arrived at Lyttelton on Wednesday last, Nov. 17, after a passage of 100 days. This being her third voyage to Lyttelton. She left Gravened at 3.am. on Sunday August 8; cast off tug at 5 p.m. off Dungeness, and proceeded down the Channel with light variable wind; landed pilot at Dartmouth on the 10th at 3 p.m. Took departure from the Start on Aug. 11, where we saw Company's ship Mataura, and Messrs Shaw, Saville and Co.'s ship Calypso. She had a good passage until reaching 22deg. south latitude, when she experienced a succession of gales, which continued till arriving at the meridian of Tasmania. When off the Snares on November 12th a heavy gale of a cyclonic nature prevailed. On Sept. 27, with fresh breeze and strong sea, ship going 8 knots, whilst at dinner, the alarm was given - "man overboard." Hove to and sent port lifeboat in charge of Mr Rowlands. second officer, who succeeded in picking the man up, none the worse for his immersion, excepting a wetting, and the boat was in the davits fifteen minutes after the alarm was given. The man was James Whealan. He kept himself afloat on his back, not seeing the lifebouy, which was picked up close to him. The immigrants, of whom there are 180, with two saloon passengers, arrived in good health, 36 being single girls, mostly domestic servants, and are of a superior class; they are, with a few exceptions, bound for Timaru. Two births and two deaths of children occurred on the voyage. The ship has a large cargo, and comes consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company. The steamer Hawea went alongside the ship yesterday, and took the immigrants for Timaru onboard.
19th. page 3
It was a little disappointing to the Timaru community that the Duke of Edinburgh went to Lyttelton instead of landing her immigrants at their destination. It will always seem a kind of slight for ships full of passengers and cargo for this place to sail right past us in fair weather, and forward passengers and goods ignominiously in a coasting steamer. But we fancy there is really very little to complain of. When a ship is only insured for a certain port, and her insurance would be void in case of damage arising elsewhere, her captain cannot be blamed if he studies the interests of his employers by keeping on the safe side.
Although the Agent-General had on his list a considerable
number of experience and reputation men who had made many previous voyages in
charge of immigrants with credit, and who had long been waiting for
employment, Dr Hansen, a young man was appointed to the Duke of Edinburgh, who
had literally no experience whatever of his work, was entirely unknown in the
service, and was himself in a shattered state of health. having just emerged
from a long and severe attack of typhoid fever, he wished to take the trip to
recruit his strength. For the first half of the trip he scarcely left his
berth, and suffered so terribly from se-sickness and debility...
The Union Steamship Company's fine steamer Hawea, 461 tons, Wheeler, called here yesterday, having on board the immigrants for Timaru from the Duke of Edinburgh at Lyttelton. She arrived here at 6 a.m., and after landing the passengers and luggage, left for Dunedin. She received excellent despatch, as was shown by the fact that she sailed at half-past eight.
H. H. H. Hanson, Surgeon-Superintendent
Another list- Reference: Family Search browse Timaru 1875
The Timaru Herald Wednesday 3rd November 1875 page 2
200 Immigrants by the Duke of Edinburgh [Note this list was published before the vessel arrived in NZ and only 180 came out] Families - 93
Barrie John 23 joiner Lancashire Barrie Catherine 23 Batchelor Charles 22 blacksmith's assistant Surrey Batchelor Mary 19 Brooks Charles William 29 farm laborer Kent Brooks Margaret 20 Brooks Charles A 15m Cockayne Edward 22 farm laborer Glostershire Cockayne Ellen 21 daughter infant Carr Peter 30 stonemason Carr Ann 22 Carr Mary infant Fordham Lerr 30 laborer Cambridge Fordham Emma 30 Fordham Sarah A 5 Griffin Henry 32 laborer Hants Griffin Annie 35 Griffin Laura 11 Griffin Jane 8 Griffin Frank 5 Griffin Eliza A 3 Hughes Jesse 34 plaster Derbyshire Hughes Matilda 38 Hughes Maria 9 Hobbs George 24 gardener Middlesex Hobbs Jemima 23 Hobbs George Henry infant Hunter George 21 laborer Lanark Hunter Jessie 21 Hunter William infant Hunt Henry 22 bricklayer Devon Hunt Margaret 23 Kennedy James 22 excavator Middlesex Kennedy Ellen 21 Kennedy Mary infant 4m Marriott Josiah 30 farm laborer Leicestershire Marriott Elizabeth 31 Marriott Alfred J 8 Marriott Amelia 5 Marriott Hephzibah 3 Marriott Herbert 1 McCready Thomas 38 carpenter Renfrew McCready Jane 28 McCready Alexander 6 McCready Margaret 4 Phillips Joseph 28 laborer Middlesex Akaroa Phillips Ellen 29 Phillips Alfred 4 Phillips Ellen 2 Rothwell James 34 laborer Lancashire Rothwell Elizabeth 28 Smith Thomas 24 farm laborer Surrey Smith Eliza 22 Smith Thomas 19m Smith Olive infant 3m Saussey James F 29 blacksmith Saussey Susan P 22 Saussey James William 1 Smith Thomas 37 laborer Sussex Smith Sarah 28 Smith Harry infant Tapp George William 40 carpenter Sussex Tapp Hester 34 Tapp George 10 Tapp Minnie 8 Thyne Martin 40 farmer Clare Thyne Ellen 35 Thyne Bridget 11 Thyne Lawrence 8 Thyne Thomas 5 Thyne John 3 Tillet William 44 blacksmith Middlesex Tillet Alice 42 Tillet Matilda 6 Tillet Eliza 4 Watts Norah 45 wood sawyer Berts ChCh Watts Martha 40 Watts Martha 11 Watts Florence 3 dead Wilding William 23 farm laborer Wilding Eliza E 22 Wilding Sarah E infant Wakefield George 26 miner Glostershire Wakefield Mary 22 Wakefield Emily infant Wakefield John 24 laborer GLostershire Wakefield Emma 22 Wakefield Frederick W 1 dead Ward William 40 laborer Yorks Ward Ann 40 Ward Alfred 18 Willows Robert 29 engineer Jersey Willows Lady E 35
Single Men - 62
Bonham Walter 18 laborer Middlesex Boyle James William 28 laborer Yorks Brosnan John 20 farm laborer Kerry Brown John 25 engine driver Durham Callow Thomas 19 farm laborer I. of Man Constantine Charles 25 joiner Poland Dent Charles 48 farm laborer Lincoln Dobson Henry S 18 farm laborer Leicestershire Dupre Henry A 19 tailor Jersey Ellis John Joseph 20 gardener Yorks Elsom George 18 groom Lincoln Francis Michael 22 farm laborer Cornwall Gethim John 26 farm laborer Wicklow Greygoose Stephen 18 laborer Cambridge ChCh Grindle [Grundle] Henry 29 farm laborer Glostershire Hembs John 16 miner Glostershire Hogan John 28 farm laborer Kerry Hooper Thomas 24 farm laborer Cornwall Howe Patrick 22 farm laborer Clare Hunter John 21 breaksman Lanark Jones Edward P 18 schoolmaster Hants Jordan Thomas 22 farm laborer Monaghan Kavannagh Edward 22 farm laborer Kilkernny Kavannagh John 24 farm laborer Kilkernny Kennedy Michael 21 farm laborer Kilkernny King Henry 19 bricklayer Suffolk Colonial nominated Lewis Thomas 22 laborer Middlesex Locke Joseph 24 farm laborer Somerset Look Robert 26 farm laborer Somerset Magrath Michael 25 laborer Clare Mahoney William 18 farm laborer Cork Maloney Michael 22 farm laborer Clare McCole James 18 carpenter Bute McSweeny Morgan 18 laborer Cork Nolan Thomas 20 farm laborer Kerry Ogg William 23 farm laborer Lincoln O'Connell Jonathan 23 ploughman Kerry O'Connor Dennis 20 farm laborer Kerry O'Connor John 23 laborer Kerry O'Leary Thomas 26 farm laborer Kerry Phelan John 18 carpenter Dublin Pirie James 21 farm laborer Aberdeen Price Thomas 29 laborer Tipperary Probert George 30 laborer Glostershire Pugh Charles William 23 smith Hants ChCh Colonial nominated Pugh Frank 17 laborer Hants ChCh Colonial nominated Pugh George 20 laborer Hants ChCh Colonial nominated Russell Robert 21 breaksman Lanark Sayle William 22 farm laborer I of man Shewan David 39 farm laborer Shetland Lyttelton Slight James 29 farm laborer Larnark Smail Joseph 21 shepherd Lanark Colonial nominated Thyne Patrick 15 farm laborer Clare Thyne Martin 15 farm laborer Clare Thyne Michael 14 farm laborer Clare Tomlin William 16 tailor Shropshire Underwood George 17 laborer Norfolk Verguson Jonah 22 laborer Norfolk Wakefield Richard 19 miner Gloster Wand Alfred 18 laborer Yorks Westerley John 23 laborer Lincoln Whealan James 29 quarryman Waterford Williamson Thomas 20 gardener Cheshire Dawes Thomas 20 joiner Dawes
Single Women - 42 image 17 pg22
Austen Ann A 18 servant Surrey Colonial nominated Beard Ann 18 servant Glostershire Beldy Mrs Alice 30 Stafford Bishop Emma 19 servant Glostershire Colonial nominated Bishop Julia 15 servant Glostershire Colonial nominated Curran Ellen 21 dairymaid Waterford Challis Mary 24 servant Glamorgan Timaru Cregan Mary 30 servant Dublin Dent Susan 15 servant Lincoln Dent Lottie 11 Lincoln Dent Grace 6 Lincoln Evanns Margaret 31 cook Salop Falvey Catherine 30 washerwomen Kerry Colonial nominated Falvey Honora 12 Kerry Colonial nominated Falvey John 9 Kerry Colonial nominated Greig Jane 33 servant Bute ChCh Henderson Annie 34 housemaid Larnark ChCh McGillcuddy H 40 servant Kerry Colonial nominated Marshall Emily J 21 servant Middlesex Monlin Alice 17 tailoress Jersey O'Connor Mary 22 servant Kerry O'Shea Mary 21 housemaid Kerry O'Shea Margaret 19 housemaid Kerry Pugh Louisa 45 laundress Hants ChCh Colonial nominated Pugh Rachel 13 Hants ChCh Colonial nominated Ronane Mary 25 servant Waterford Scott Ada 19 servant Devon Shewan Ann 40 servant Shetland Lyttelton Shewan Christina 69 servant Shetland Lyttelton Sinclair Eliza 32 servant Sinclair Wilhelmina 23 servant Sullivan Helen 29 Kerry Colonial nominated Sullivan Honora 8 Kerry Colonial nominated Sullivan Daniel 6 Kerry Colonial nominated Sullivan Denis 3 Kerry Colonial nominated Switherbank Mary A 17 servant Jersey Tapp Hester 17 nurse Sussex Tapp Jessie 16 servant Sussex Tapp Mary A 15 servant Sussex Tillet Rebecca 17 nursemaid Middlesex Tillet Alice 12 nursemaid Middlesex Tomlin Ruth 22 housemaid Shropshire Tomlin Harriett 20 cook Shropshire
Burton Samuel 59 wool sorter Glostershire Burton Elizabeth 39 Burton Ann 8
male children 16
I don't have proof (cert etc) but Daniel King's second wife was Ann Beard.
Timaru Herald 4 March 1932
Mrs Anne King, widow, of the late Daniel King, passed away on Monday at her residence, Maude Street, after a short and painful illness, at the age of 76 years.
The late Mrs King was born at Littledean, Gloucestershire, England, and came to New Zealand at the age of 18 years, in the sailing ship "Duke of Edinburgh." She landed after a rough voyage, lasting over three months.
On arrival, Mrs King went into barracks for a short time, afterwards receiving an appointment at Rangitata, where she met her late husband, who predeceased her twenty years ago. Since her marriage, the late Mrs King has resided in the Temuka district, and endured the hardships of the pioneers. She was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, and always willing to help a neighbour in times of illness or distress. Her late husband twice married there being six children of the first marriage and eight of the second. Those of the second marriage include five girls and three boys, namely, Mesdames F. Selby (Dannevirke), W. Hoare (Christchurch), W. Peters (Dunedin), C. Thomas (Orari), H. Gillum (Dunedin); and Messrs James King (Temuka), A. H. King (Timaru), and F.E. King (Timaru. There are 32 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Photo, taken in 1892. George & Caroline Rose (nee Boston) with their children, Elizabeth Rose, George Markham, & Esther Grivan. George is Maria's g-g-grandfather. Maria received the photo from Gregory S. who has been doing the Elsom tree. Caroline at age 4 came with her parents Jeremiah Marchant Boston, 26, currier, & Mary, 24, nee Hart and their other daughter, Elizabeth, age 6, immigrated on the Dilharree 1874 from Bedfordshire. Mary died and Jeremiah remarried Eliza Jane Morris. Jeremiah and Eliza are both buried at Temuka. Posted 17 Nov. 2010.
ELSOM, George, born in 1857. Married Caroline Boston in January 1888. George Markham b. 1888, Elizabeth May b. 1890, Esther Girvan b. 1892, Charles Henry b. 1893, Willie b.1895 and Clarence Howard was b. 1899. George Elsom, of Winchester, died at age 71 July 10 1927. He is buried at the Temuka Cemetery. Caroline Rose died in 1943. Son Clarence Howard Elsom, 5 Taylor St., was a Timber Yardman when he died July 4th 1953. He is buried a Timaru.
January 1888 Timaru Herald
ELSOM - BOSTON. On January 17th, at the Wesleyan Parsonage, by the Rev. W.F. Thomas, George Elsom, to Caroline Rose, second daughter of Jeremiah Boston, Waitohi Flat.
Private George Markham Elsom, WWI, Serial No. 27253 was a labourer when he enlisted. He served with the 17th Reinforcements, J Company NZEF and embarked from Wellington 25 September 1916.
Charles Henry ELSOM - WWI service record in online - Archway.
Charles was born in Temuka, attested into the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment, N.Z. was a Presbyterian, a butcher, a farmer, was single with black hair, dark complexion and blue eyes, 20 years old, 5' 7 and 162 lbs with good physical development and vaccinated in infancy. On enlistment when he joined the army for the period of the war and Norman FitzHerbert witnessed the signature of this recruit. He served overseas for four years and 32 days with the No. 1 NZ Engineers Field Company. He arrived back in NZ on the Lahita? from Liverpool in November 1919 and discharged 1 Feb. 1919, on termination of period of engagement. His discharge rank was a sergeant. Was in Egypt 1914-15-16, Balkan 1915 and Western Europe 1916-1918. His address was 189 Kilmore St., CHCH. George, his father, of Winchester was listed as his NOK. He received the Military Medal for acts of gallantry in the field 15 October 1917 and granted leave to Paris 10 March 1918 and rejoined unit 21 March 1918. Also received the 1914-15 Star, British War medal and the Victory Medal and the Gallipoli lapel badge and Gallipoli medallion were authorsised 9 Oct. 1967. He embarked for Gallipoli 12 April 1915, at that time he was a Lance Corporal and left Gallipoli 13 August 1915, sick and admitted to the Hospital Ship Saldidia? and was taken to Malta. He died in Christchurch 2nd December 1979.
Star 28 April 1908, Page 3
DENT April 27, at the residence of his son-in-law, Chamberlain Settlement, Charles Dent; aged eighty-two. At peace.
Found on the
1871 census at
Caistor , Torganby , Lincolnshire :
Charles Dent M 44
Jane Dent F 14 (Daug)
Susan Dent F 11 (Daug)
Charles Dent M 9 (Son)
Charlotte Dent F 7 (Daug)
Jane Dent F 71 (mother)
Charles Dent b. 1827 Nettleton, Lincolnshire, Eng., d. 1908 Chamberlain Settlement, NZ at the home of his son-in-law. He came to NZ in 1875 on the Duke Of Edinburgh and landed in Lyttelton. He then moved to Arowhenua where he farmed until 1880 and then moved to Charing Cross. Charles was married to Eliza Caunt 1851 Thorganby or Switderly, Lincolnshire, Eng. Charles also had a brother David with whom he lived before marrying Eliza. They are in the 1851 census together.
Duke Edinburgh to Lyttelton Nov. 1875
Charles Dent 48 from Lincoln
Susan Dent 15
Charles Dent 13
Lottie Dent 11
Charlotte Dent married James Yeatman 1894. He was living in
Ashburton, a Sunday School teacher, Baptist Church.
Christchurch City Library Church Register Cards
James Yeatman & Charlotte DENT m. 6 June 1894 at Primitive Methodist Church, Greendale.
ages: 24/28, occ: farmer/dressmaker. born: Stoke, Dorsetshire/Thorganby, Lincolnshire.
parents: John & Priscilla Yeatman, nee CARTER, farmer.
Charles & Eliza Dent, (deceased) nee CAUNT farmer.
witness: Joseph Horner Dent, Greendale; Annie Priscilla Yeatman, Greendale.
Joseph Horner DENT b: Abt Jun 1854 in Caistor, Lin, England
Married: Alice Edith Brougham 4 July 1906 in Charing Cross, Malvern, Canterbury, New Zealand
He aged 52 she aged 38. Alice Edith b. 1868 and died 1951. Buried Waimairi Cemetery, CHCH.
Josephine Amy Elizabeth DENT b: 6 Jul 1907 in New Zealand
Birth: 1853 in Caistor, Lin, England
Note: Vol 7a Page 583
Death: 10 Jun 1944 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Note: Online Folio 21698 Age 90
Burial: 12 Jun 1944 Waimairi, Christchurch, New Zealand
Note: Age 91
Event: resided 4 Jul 1906 Charing Cross, Malvern, Canterbury, New Zealand
Event: resided 1944 Papanui, Christchurch, Cby, Nz
Note: 111 Mays Rd, Christchurch
Probate: 4 Jul 1944 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Father: Charles DENT b: Bef 1831 in England, UK
Mother: Eliza COURT [sic] b: Bef 1831 in England, UK
Waimairi Cemetery, photo May 2020.
Joseph H Dent, age 20, arrived in Lyttelton on the ship Geraldine Paget, 27 Dec 1874. He was a groom from Lincoln, with him was Jane Dent age 17. Was Jane his wife? What is written in the column to the left of their names?
Star 19 November 1875, Page 2
Public Library. A case of books for the reference library has arrived in the ship Himalaya, and there is one on board the Duke of Edinburgh for the circulating library. The former contains 157 volumes, the cost of which was 205 pounds and the latter about fifty volumes, which cost, 26 pounds. Both cases will be landed at an early date.
Star 13 December 1875, Page 2
Steam Planing Machines.- By the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived, for the Provincial Government, two steam planing machines, with all the newest improvements. To give some idea of the weight of the machines it may be mentioned that the beds alone weigh nearly eight tons each. They will be fitted up in the new engineering sheds in course of erection in Christchurch.