ARRIVED Port Lyttelton, New Zealad: 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 . 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...
Prior to import, this record was last changed 13:45 10 Apr 2012.
N.Z. Birth registration # 1860/1774.
N.Z.death registration # 1860/100 [or 181 ?]
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