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Voyage of the ship Comte de Paris to New Zealand in 1840

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Date: 1840 to 1840
Location: Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
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See below for passenger list.
See Category: New Zealand Colonists - Akaroa

Miscellaneous Notes

Passenger lists

Name/LinkAgeOriginOccupation (Denise & Peter)Notes from Buick/de la Gironière
Belligny, Pierre JosephFranceAgent for Nanto-Bordelaise Co
Belligny, Eugène deFranceCousin to above
Bauriaud / Bouriaud, Elie31Charente-Maritime, FranceNurseryman & GardenerBorn in Charente-maritime in 1809. Died in Akaroa in 1866.
Bauriaud / Bouriaud, Marie Annette34wife of Elie. Born in Charente-maritime in 1805. Died in New Zealand in 1872
Benoit, Jacques (Pierre)33Charente-Maritime, FranceFarmerBorn in Charente-maritime in 1807. Married Louise Terbouilie in Akaroa. Returned to France with his family in 1863, died in 1870
Benoit, Louise Marianne19Born in Charente-maritime around 1821. Died in 1900
Bernard, Pierre40FranceFarmer & SawyerBorn in France in 1800. Died in Akaroa in 1885
Bernard, Marg32Born in France in 1808, died in Akaroa in 1873
Breitmeyer, Johann36Kandel, GermanyShoemaker & FarmerBorn in 1804 in Germany. Died in Akaroa in 1881
Breitmeyer, Eva Maria35First wife of Johann. Born in Germany in 1805. Died in New Zealand in 1854
Breitmeyer, Johann8Born in Germany in 1832. Drowned in New Zealand in 1852
Breitmeyer, Catharina5Born in Germany in 1835. Died in Akaroa in 1877
Breitmeyer, Elisabeth4Born in Germany in 1836. Died in 1897
Breitmeyer, Johann2Born in Germany in 1838. Married Elisabeth Brown in 1862. Died in New Zealand in 1909
Cebert, Jacques Michel30Orne, FranceFarm WorkerBorn in l'Orne, in 1810. Left New Zealand for Tahiti in 1845. Died in 1885
Cebert, Jeanne29First wife of Jacques Michel. Born in the Haute-Loire in 1811
Chardin, MrDied on board c 10/08/1840 Buried at Pigeon Baydied of scurvy during the voyage
David, GuillaumeParis, FranceGardenerBorn in Paris
David, Anne32Born in Paris in 1808. Drowned at Akaroa in 1850
David, Jean Guillaume8Born in Paris in 1832. Drowned with his mother in 1850
David, MargueriteBorn in Paris. Drowned in 1843
Desse, Jean Delphin11FranceFarmer, Nephew to Pierre BernardNephew of Pierre Bernard. Born in France in 1829. Died in New Zealand in 1859
(Le) Duc, Isaac28Charente-Maritime, Franceborn in Charente-maritime in 1812. Returned to France in 1845.
Dulac, JosephFarmer, Sailor on voyage
Dupas, Mrleft the colony in 1841
Eteveneaux, Jean Pierre42Jura, FranceFarmerBorn in le Jura in 1798. Died in Akaroa in 1869
Eteveneaux, Jeanne Françoise49Born in le Jura in 1791. Died in Akaroa in 1875
Eteveneaux, Marie Celestine17Born in le Jura in 1823, married Jules Véron in 1840. Returned to France in 1853
Eteveneaux, Marie Judith15Born in le Jura in 1825. Married Christian-Jakob Waeckerle in 1842. Died in Akaroa in 1880
Eteveneaux, Jean-Batiste12Born in le Jura in 1828. Married Catherine Libeau at Akaroa in 1847. Died in Akaroa in 1915
Fleuret, Georges28Manche, FranceCarpenterBorn in La Manche in 1812. Died in Akaroa in 1846
Francois, Jean Adolphe28Paris, FranceHotelierBorn in Paris in 1811. Died in New Zealand in 1891
Gendrot, Hippolyte32FranceFarmer & SawyerBorn in France in 1808. Died in Akaroa in 1874
Gendrot, Pierre31FranceFarmer & LabourerBorn in France in 1809. Married Victoire Brière. Died in Akaroa in 1859
Gendrot, VictoireDied in New Zealand during birth, in 1848
Gendrot, Clemence Rose5Born in France in 1835. Married Joseph Libeau in 1856. Died in Akaroa in 1908
Gourtner, NiklausGermanySawyerborn in Germany
Guindon, Benjamin Gabriel34Charente-Maritime, FranceFarmerBorn in the Charente-maritime in 1806. Married Isabeau Thibeau in 1833. Died in Akaroa in 1877
Guindon, Isabeau Virginie29Wife of Benjamin. Born in the Charente-maritime in 1811. Remarried in 1881 - Died in Akaroa in the same year
Hahn, JosefGermanyborn in Germany
Heaulme, Balthasar29BelgiumCarpenter, Sailor on voyage
Hettich, KasparBaden, Germanyborn in Germany, Left Akaroa for Brazil in 1841l.
Jotereau, Died on board c 10/08/1840 Buried at Pigeon Baydied of scurvy during the voyage
Jouy, MrCaulker, Sailor on voyage
Lelievre, François Etienne30Manche, FranceFarmer, Sailor on voyage(Born in la Manche in 1810. In 1851 opened an auberge "Au repos du voyageur", also started a ferry liaison between Akaroa and Pigeon Bay. Married Justine, daughter of a Malmanche, in 1851. Died at Akaroa in 1902
Libeau, Joseph33FranceFarmerBorn in Charente-maritime in 1807. Married Madeleine Chauvert. Died in New Zealand in 1883
Libeau, Madeline30Wife of Joseph. Born 1810
Libeau, Catherine Mélanie11Born at Rochefort in 1831. Married Jean-Baptiste Etéveneaux in 1847. Died in New Zealand in 1918.
Libeau, Joseph6Born at Rochefort in 1834. Married Clémence Gendrot in 1856. Died in New Zealand in 1919
Libeau, Armand IsidoreInfantBorn on board - 23/04/1840born on the "Comte de Paris" on 23rd April 1840. Died in Akaroa in 1842
de Malmanche, Emeri36Charente, FranceFarmer & GardenerBorn in Charente in 1804. Married Victoire Jerzeau in 1829. Died in Akaroa in 1882
Malmanche, Rose Jeanne27Also known as VictoireWife of Emeri. Born in Charente in 1813. Wife of Emeri. Died in Akaroa in 1893
Malmanche, Rose8Also known as JustineBorn in Charente in 1832. Married François Lelièvre in 1851. Died in Akaroa in 1912
Malmanche, Pierre5Born in Charente in 1835. Married Elisabeth Hamilton in Akaroa, in 1859. Died in New Zealand in 1913
Malmanche, François28Charente, FranceFarmer, Brother of Emeri de MalmanchieBorn in Charente in 1812. Died in Akaroa in 1866
Michel, Alfred20Puy-de-Dôme, FranceFarmerborn in the Puy-de-Dôme in 1820
Rousselot, François39Moselle, FranceFarmerBorn in La Moselle in 1801. Died in Akaroa in 1862
Rousselot, Joséphine Adélaïde37(Adele) Born in le Nord in 1803. Married François Bruard in 1824, then remarried with François Rousselot. Died in 1873
Veron, Louis Jules21Manche, FranceHotelierBorn in La Manche in 1819. Married Célestine Etéveneaux in Akaroa. Left New Zealand in 1853, died in France in 1875. Also gives "wife" with no further detail.
Waeckerle, Christian Jakob24Baden, GermanyMillerBorn in Germany in 1816. Married Judith Etéveneaux in 1842. Died in Akaroa in 1901. Also gives "wife" with no further detail.
Walther, Peter45Grünstadt, GermanyFarmerBorn in Germany in 1795. Widower. Died in New Zealand in 1849
Woll, PhilippGermanyCarpenterBorn in Germany. Married Elisabeth Wilhelm

Denise & Peter also list three people who were settlers but unable to confirm if they were passengers; none of whom are listed by Buick or de la Gironière:

  • Masset, Charles, 19, France.
  • Pigoulet/Picoulet, France
  • Vidal, Etienne, Hérault, France


  1. "In Olden Days - Reminiscences of M. Eteveneaux", Star (Christchurch), Issue 10796, 16 June 1913, Page 4.
  2. "Obituary - Mr P. Malmanche", Lyttelton Times, Volume CXIV, Issue 16160, 10 February 1913, Page 9
  3. "Proclamation", New Zealander, Volume 7, Issue 598, 7 January 1852, Page 4

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