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Thomas Dewar Machin (1860 - 1860)

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Thomas Dewar Machin
Born in At Sea; on board the Roman Emperor, en route to New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jan 2014
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Categories: Roman Emperor, sailed 1 October 1859.



ARRIVED Port Lyttelton, New Zealand: January. 27th 1860, the ship Roman Emperor, 793 tons, Dewar [the Captain], from London.

“The Roman Emperor arrived in harbour on Thursday, a little before midnight. She has had a lengthened passage of 117 days, having left Gravesend on the 1st of October [1859]. No incident of importance occurred during the voyage, and the passengers are landed in good condition.

The passenger list detailed: MACHIN: Thomas, as 23 a Bricklayer, Annie 22, & daughter Annie 2. Births On Board: Amongst three in total: on Jan. 20, 1860, Mrs. Thomas Machin, of a son.

Interesting that this boy carries as a second given name, the family name of the capitain [Dewar] of the vessel in which the family had sailed from UK.

It’s sad to read that their second child, born on the voyage from the U.K., dies at less than 12 months old...

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N.Z. Birth registration # 1860/1774.


N.Z.death registration # 1860/1257

Citing Record : "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 October 2017), Thomas Dewar Machin, 1860; citing Death, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1860/1257.

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