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'Anne Loughton'

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1864 to Nelson

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 November 1864, Page 2  
Reference: 'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.

Entered Inwards. November 3, ship Anne Longton, 643 tons, Harling, from London 9 July 1864. 50 passengers:


Mr. H. Campbell
Mr. J. Cole, Mr. G. Cole
Mr. F. Lidbetter


Mr. and Mrs. Brown
Mr. Clark
Miss Davies
Mr. and Mrs. Danes and two children
Miss Fincham
Miss Fisher
Mr. Fraser
Mr. and Mrs. Grooby and ten children
Miss Hogg
Mr. Kippen
Mr. Leathern
Mr. Macaualy, Miss Macaulay
Miss M'Donald
Miss M'Donald
Mr. McDonald
Miss Mulhern
Miss Neilson
Mr. Orr
Miss Queen
Miss Scannel
Miss M. Schildane
Miss Short
Miss Sobildane and two children
Mr, and Mrs. Stuart
Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland and four children
Miss Wiley

The Ship Anne Longton. This ship, whose arrival we announced in our last issue, was chartered by Messrs. Shaw, Saville, and Co., and consigned to the firm of Messrs. N. Edwards and Co., of this city. She left London, under the command of Captain Harling, on the 9th July, reached the Start Point on the 13th of the same month, and in her run to New Zealand, which occupied 110 days from land to land, had a succession of fine weather. The names of the passengers will be found in the ship's entry, while another notice in this day's issue states that Isabella Fincham, aged 21 years, died of consumption during the voyage. A large portion of the crew, as will be seen by our police report, were taken before the Resident Magistrate yesterday, but, strange to say, though Captain Harling wished to proceed against all of them for the broach of cargo, the Resident Magistrate said he could not remand them all, but that certain of the ringleaders must be selected for prosecution, and that the others should be again taken on board the vessel. This, we fear, will be held by persons at home as at least an attempt to evade the due enforcement of the law, and will consequently tell with corresponding effect against our province.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 November 1864, Page 2
DIED. On the 1st of August, at sea, on board the ship Anne Longton, Miss Isabella Fincham, aged 21.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 November 1864, Page 3
Friday, November 4. [Before J. Poynter, Esq., Resident Magistrate.] Ten of the crew, including the boatswain and cook, of the ship Anne Longton, from London, were charged with having wilfully embezzled part of the cargo of the said ship. Mr. Heney Adams, who appeared for the prosecution, said that he must ask for an adjournment until the cargo should be discharged, and means had been taken to find out what quantity of goods had been abstracted.
Prisoners Hardy, Ennis, Tyrrel and Gorringe, were then pointed out, as the worst of the crew, and evidence was taken on the original charge. William Benjamin Harling, being sworn, said : I am master of the ship Anne Longton. I produce the official log of the vessel. On the 12th of September last I found Ennis and Tyrrel drunk. On the 15th, the same thing happened. The first thing that I noticed was that the cargo had been broached. We found, on examination, a hole in the forepeak, between the coal-hole bulk-head and the ship's inner skin. That day we found a cork from a whiskey bottle, which we knew to be cargo. The dog brought it out of the forecastle. I afterwards found part of a bottle of brandy, which I knew was cargo. It was in the galley, in the possession of the cook. Edward Rowland Williams, chief officer of the ship Anne Longton, being sworn, said : The prisoners are part of the crew.
Charles Bird, ordinary seaman was charged with having embezzled part of the cargo of the ship Anne Longton, from London.
John Livegood - I am the cook of the Anne Longton.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 12 December 1864, Page 6
By the Anne Longton, the Committee for building the Church at Stoke have received a handsome bell, with all the fittings complete, manufactured by Messrs. John Warner and Sons, of Jewin Crescent, London. The bell is the gift of Sir Charles Ricketts Rowley, Bart., of Tendring Hall, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, and the inscription on the bell was written for the founders by the venerable Vicar of Stoke, the Rev. C. M. Torlesse.
    It is very gratifying to the Committee to express their sense of obligation for so prompt a reply to a request made to Sir Charles Rowley, as it shows that the offset in New Zealand is not forgotten around the Church tower whence Stoke, in this settlement, takes its name. Long may such feelings exist between our colonies and the towns and villages we love so well. The occasion suggests the old Latin lines that used to be inscribed on bells in days of yore: Laudo Deum verum ; Plebem voco; Congrego clerum; Defunctos ploro ; Pestem fugo ; Fetta decoro; Funera plango; Fulgura frango; Sabbata pango ; Excito lentos ; Dissipo ventos ; Paco cruentos nocte surgentes ; Vigilemus omnes.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 12 December 1864, Page 7
The Taranaki Life-Boat. This boat, lately brought out from England in the ship Anne Longton, was despatched to Taranaki in charge of Mr. Diamond. When she got within about eight miles of her designation, it came on to blow hard from the N.W., and the boat being exceedingly light, the crew were unable to make any way to windward, and at length they were compelled to give up the attempt, and return with her to Nelson, after having been out six days. The boat was subsequently conveyed by steamer Airedale.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 31 December 1864, Page 2
Mr. John Rochfort also held a court of inquiry at the Police Barracks, Grey river, West Coast of Canterbury, on the body of Frank Ledbitter. It appeared from the evidence adduced, that the deceased had lately arrived in Nelson from England, in the ship Anne Longton, and had arrived at the Grey by the steamer Nelson, on the 22nd November. He had introductory letters to Mr. Batty, of the coal mines here ; his object was to see the mines. Mr. Batty offered to take him up in his canoe, but he preferred walking ; he started the next morning by the south side of the river, and nothing was heard of him until his body was found floating opposite the miners' tents on the 4th December. The following witnesses were examined, viz. : Messrs. Batty, Freeth, Peel, Skead, and Leathern, but beyond identifying the body and proving that his death was accidental (probably caused by his trying to swim the river opposite the coal mines), where his body was found in an eddy, no evidence of any importance was brought forward. He had been searched for and his tracks found, but it was supposed he might have gone up to Mr. Freeth's station in a canoe which left the day after him. Mr. Rochfort, with two Europeans and two Maoris, had spent a day and a-half tracking the deceased in the bush, but found no trace of him beyond the coal mines. The body was quite naked ; the clothes have not yet been found.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 25 March 1865, Page 2
The Anne Longton. This vessel, laden chiefly with wool from Nelson and Marlborough, sailed from Port Underwood for London in the early part of the present week. Her cargo consisted of 2,038 bales of wool, 14 bales of skins, and 60 tons of Grey coal, sent home by our Government for trial at the Admiralty. Value of the cargo, 34,890. Passengers Mr. Fowler and family, Mr. Milner, Mr, and Mrs. M'Laren, Master Creasy, and Mrs. Johnston and child.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 29 April 1865, Page 2
A coroner's inquest was held yesterday, at the Fleece Tavern, on the body of William Ennis, before Thomas Connell, Esq., Coroner, when the following evidence was taken : Thomas Gorringe, being sworn, said : I have known William Ennis since the 7th July last. He was a seaman on board the Anne Longton. Deceased was twenty-four years of age, and was, I think, a native of Euncorn. I last saw him alive last night at about twenty minutes past nine o'clock, at a confectioners shop on the Haven-road. He was a little intoxicated, and I left him in the shop and went home. He was in company with another man who is now here. Joseph Harley, being sworn, said : This morning, at about a quarter past eight o'clock, I was passing down Waimea-street, along which is an open ditch, through which a stream run.. A boy walked in front of me, and, when we had passed about three quarters the length of Dr. Cusack ground, he pointed into the ditch, and said, "Here's a man." I went to the place immediately, and saw deceased lying in the ditch. He was on his belly, with his head down in the water. I pulled him on to the side of the stream, and called for assistance. Two men came and helped to pull deceased out of the ditch. I also sent for Dr. Cusack, who arrived just as we had got deceased on to the road-side. I went to the hospital, and got a stretcher, on which we laid him, and brought him to where he now lies. He was quite dead and stiff when taken out of the water. Whilst in the water, a bottle lay against his shoulder. I brought that bottle here. What it contained I do not know. It was labelled, " Ginger wine." Samuel Athanasius Cusack, being sworn, said: When called to see deceased I found him lying on the road side. He was cold and stiff, and must have been dead some hours. There was nothing in his appearance to indicate the cause of death. There was no mark of violence on any part of the body. I think deceased must have fallen into the water while in a state of intoxication, and been drowned.