Arab


Ship: 484 tons
Captain: John Sumner
Surgeon Superintendent: William S Butler
Sailed England 5th June 1841 - arrived Port Nicholson 16th October 1841

Mr Horace Fildes, the keen antiquary, states the old records show that the emigrant ship Arab, 484 tons, left Gravesend on June 3, 1841, with 208 settlers, most of whom were intended for the Nelson settlement. She arrived at Port Nicholson on October 16, at which time, of course, there was no such place as Nelson. No subsequent mention is made of these settlers, so we must assume that they drifted across the Straits from time to time as occasion offered, after the sight of Nelson was chosen, or else they waited for the rest of the people in the Fifeshire and her three companions.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age Occupation Comment
Cabin
Blaithwaite Esq George Winter
Martineau Esq Henry
Simon Esq Francis
Wilkinson Captain John
Woods Esq Frederick
Steerage
Allington Thomas 36 Agicultural Labourer
Ettey 35
Henry 4
Caroline 2
George Infant   Died at sea
Booth James 21 Slate Dresser
Mary Ann 25
Buik William 31 Wright
Agnes 30
Son 9
Daughter 7
Daughter 5
Dalgetty Alexander 36 Agicultural Labourer
Janet 30
Daughter 9
Son Infant
Dalgetty David 15 Agicultural Labourer
Darling George 27 Agicultural Labourer Author of the Diary
Isabella 21
Day George 41 Labourer
Ann 37
William 17 Labourer
Henry 15 Labourer
George Frederic 14
Eliza Wise 12
Robert 11
Mary Ann 9
Charles 6
Susannah 6
Frederic 5
Emma 1
Joseph 3 months
Dixon Michael 30 Agicultural Labourer
Sarah 33
Son 13
Son 8
Daughter 7
Son 3
Daughter Infant
Dyson Charlotte 16 Servant Daughter of Mrs J. Gooder
Dyson Charlotte 10   Daughter of Mrs J. Gooder
Dyson Eliza 3   Daughter of Mrs J. Gooder
Edwards William 32 Gardener & Agicultural Labourer
Mary 32
Furminger Samuel 44 Agicultural Labourer
Sarah 38
Elizabeth 20 Sempstress
Samuel Jnr 18 Agicultural Labourer
Harriet 16 Sempstress
Mary 14 Sempstress
Daughter 12
Daughter 10
Son 8
Daughter 7
Son 3
Gibbs James 29 Carpenter & Caninet Maker
Charlotte 22
Daughter 1
Gooder John 37 Farmer
Betty 40
Mary 11
Northend 8
Richard 7
Greaves John 23 Labourer
Mary 22
Daughter 1
Hill George 36 Sawyer & Carpenter
Ann 38
Jane 13
John 11
Mary 9
Elizabeth 6
Charlotte 3
Hogg John 37 Wright & Turner
Elizabeth 39
Ann 17 Sempstress
John 15 Labourer
Son 8
Hollard Charles 29 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 29
Susan 9
William 7
Elizabeth 5
John 3
Ann 1 Died at sea
Hooper John 37 Labourer
Caroline 26 John's second wife
Sarah 14 Died at sea
Elisa 8
Caroline 6
Robert 4
William 9 mths
Elizabeth Born and died at sea
Irvine Thomas 32 Shoemaker
Eliza 34
Jones George 23 Bootmaker
Eliza 19
Knowler Amelia 17 Servant & Straw Platter
Lissenden James 26 Ploughman
Harriet 24
Daughter 5
Daughter 2
Son 3 mths
McHardy John 18 Baker
McIntosh John 29 Labourer
Mann Jonathan 32 Labourer
Eliza 32
Daughter 13
Son 9
Mather William 34 Wright & Joiner Born and died at sea
Mary G. 33
Daughter 8
Daughter 3
Daughter 6 mths
Miles Thomas 22 Brickmaker
Norris Charles 23 Farm labourer
Barbara Ann 20
Poole Nathaniel 31 Labourer
Mary 27
Son 9
Son 7
Son 5
Son 3
Son Born at sea
Richardson James Robert 22 Farm Labourer
Eliza 20
Richardson Thomas 38 Bricklayer & Mason
Delia 37
Thomas Turner 16 Bricklayer & Mason
George 14 Labourer
Caroline 11
Sarah Ann 8
James 5
William Burgess 3
Roseby Thomas 32 Mason
Ann 38
Son 5
Son 1
Ross Robert 23 Baker
Mary 21
Sellers John 37 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 36
Daughter 13
Daughter 12
Daughter 8
Daughter 7
Daughter 4
Daughter 2
Shirley Matthew 15 Agricultural Labourer
Shirley Thomas 34 Agricultural Labourer
Ann 31
Selina 13
Henry 10
Ann 8
Sophia 6
Thomas Andrew 4
Elizabeth 6 mths
Simpson William 33 Gardener
Jane 26
Slaney Henry 34 Brickmaker Widower
Jane 15 Servant
Smith David 37 Sawyer
Isabel 36
Alexander 15 Labourer
Daughter 13
Son 10
Son 7
Daughter 3
Daughter Infant
Sparks Amos 25 Brickmaker
Elizabeth 23
Daughter 2
Tutchen Peter 40 Shepherd
Sarah 39
Simon Peter 16 Shepherd
Sarah 14 Died at sea
Charles 13
Mary 11
Josiah 9
Ann 8
Eleanor 6
David 2
Vile William 30 Agricultural Labourer Died at sea
Sophia 29
James 10
Charles 8
Ann 6
Jane 2 Died at sea
Josiah 8 mths
Walker James 33 Shipwright
Helen 33
Ellen 14
John 10
William 8
Jean 7
Isabella 5
James 3
Anne Arab Born at sea
Watts William 27 Agricultural Labourer
Esther 26
Harriett Ann 3
Ellen 4 mths
Wilkins John 37 Labourer & Gardener
Grace 38
Son 4
Wilkins Matthew 17 Labourer
Wilkins Hannah 15 Labourer

National Archives Reference NZC 34/2 p31             

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