"Southesk"  to Lyttelton in 1859

NZ Bound   Index   Search   Hints    Lists   Ports


New Zealand Bound

Southesk, barque, 1154 tons, Captain Thomas Nicoll, from London, 28 September 1879  Edwards, Bennett and Co., agents. 10 saloon, 26 second saloon, and 208 steerage. 245 total. She was 30 days to the line, and 10 days on the coast.

Star, 29 December 1879, Page 2
Lyttelton. Arrived. Dec. 28 - Southesk, barque, 1154 tons, Thomas Nicoll, from London. Passengers: listed. The Southesk is a very handsome iron vessel built by Alexander Stephens and Son, and owned by Messrs D. Bruce and Co., of Dundee. She is three years old, and is on her third voyage, the two previous having been to Queensland with immigrants and Home. She is 92 days from Gravesend. One death occurred, namely that of Mr C.H. Hay, aged 38 years, a medical practitioner, who was among the steerage passengers. He died from apoplexy on Oct. 24. He has been, it is said, in practice in the Colonies, and was coming to settle here. A newspaper was instituted on board, entitled the Southesk Weekly News, much amusement being derived there from. Left Gravesend Sept. 27.

Another listing with some surname spelling variations

Southesk Weekly News

Reference - shipboard newspaper online: - Southesk Weekly News [pdf 8.6 Mb], includes the passenger list and poems.  : Editor Rev. F.R. Cairns. Written on board the Southesk on her voyage from London to Port Lyttelton. Sailed Sept. 26, 1879; arrived Dec. 28, 1879. A weekly ship newspaper reporting on social activities, weather, progress of the voyage, accidents, and various other events on board the vessel. 61 pages. Thompson & Bowden printers and Lithographers. Published by James Marriner, Church Road, Springfield Road, St. Alban's, Christchurch, late of Gravesend, England: [1880]. Available for viewing on the 
                            Christchurch City Libraries website

Permission was obtained 1st April 2009 from J.S. at the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre, Christchurch City Libraries, PO Box 1466, Christchurch 8140. N.Z. to place the transcription and poem on NZ Bound.  Looks like this copy was pre-owned by A. Verty, c/o Creek Rd, Allenton, Ashburton or W.A. Beaumont.

These names appear as contributors to the shipboard newspaper but their names were not listed on the passenger lists. Dr Hay died rather suddenly, on Saturday, 25th October 1879, an attack of apoplexy, he had been subject to heart disease for some time.

Balmer 		Mr
McGovern 	Patrick 
Raine 		Mr
Waulip 		J.A.S. 
Hay 		Dr C.B. (died during the voyage)

Passengers: Saloon -

Cairns 		Rev. T.R.
Cooper 		Douglas
Finlay 		Washington 
Foster 		Rev. J
Foster 		Mrs Mary
Garde 		Dr Henry Croker
Lewis 		Rev. J.H.
McCracken 	Rev. Joseph
Scott 		Arthur G
Tulk 		Arthur

Second cabin - 

Brown 		Alexander
Cato 		Thomas A [?Rev.}
Cato 		Gertrude
Cook 		A
Faulkner 	Constance
Faulkner 	Joseph
Faulkner 	JF
Faulkner 	Mrs Fanny
Hamilton 	S
Lissaman 	Elizabeth
McCarthy 	F.B.
Marshall 	E
Montgomery 	Annie
Montgomery 	Robert A
Montgomery 	Robert T
Montgomery 	Teresa
Montgomery 	Mrs Teresa
Montgomery 	Mr Thomas S
Moore 		A.H.
Moore 		Annie
Moore 		Mary
Shepherd 	Samuel T
Trinett 	Richard
Wearmouth 	T.D.
Wilkerson 	W
Wrenford 	John

Arrell 		John
Bainbridge 	William
Bainbridge 	Jane
Bainbridge 	Margaret
Bainbridge 	Henry
Bainbridge 	Hannah
Bainbridge 	Mary J
Bainbridge 	William
Bainbridge 	Robert
Beard 		Henry
Beard 		Janet
Beard 		Thomas
Beard 		Arthur
Beaumont 	William D
Beckett 	Isaac
Bell 		G. (different family)
Bell 		Mr Stephen
Bell 		Mrs
Bell 		William
Bell 		Emma
Bell 		Mary Ann
Bell 		Sarah
Bell 		Alice
Bell 		Hodgson
Bell 		William
Bell 		Ruth
Bell 		Emma
Bell 		Elizabeth
Bell 		Annie
Bell 		John
Best 		TE
Blackburn 	Richard
Blackburn 	Emma
Blackburn 	Thomas
Blackburn 	Emma
Border 		William Richard
Border		Elizabeth J
Border 		William
Border 		Barbara
Bowden 		William
Bradley 	D
Carmichael 	HM
Chadwick 	Richard
Chadwick 	Arthur
Chadwick 	Albert
Chapman 	John
Christie 	Robert
Cooper 		Isaac 
Cooper 		Jessie
Cooper 		John
Cumming 	Peter
Cumming 	Mrs  [Cummins]
Cumming 	Charles
Daniel 		Mark
Daniel 		John
Davis 		Nicholas
Dickinson 	James
Donaldson 	William
Donaldson 	Mrs
Ellis 		Robert
Emmerson 	Richard
Emmerson 	Margaret
Emmerson 	Thomas
Emmerson 	Henry
Emmerson 	Richard
Emmerson 	William
Field 		Stephen
Gamble 		C
Gamble 		E
Gamble 		Henry
Gamble 		Mr HS
Gamble 		Mrs Eliza
Gibson 		RC
Godfrey 	RH
Goldthorpe 	William
Graves 		T
Greenslade 	W
Hamilton 	Walter
Halston 	George T
Hensman 	Thomas
Hill 		Anthony
Hill 		Mrs
Hill 		Rosina
Hill 		Lily
Hill 		Thomas
Hill 		Frank
Ireland 	John
Jackson 	Henry
Jackson 	T.A.   No.3 Berth, 3rd cabin, Bachelor's Hall
Julian 		T
Kepple 		N
Kinchin 	Edwin
Lancaster 	Henry
Lee 		John
Leedle 		JJ
Lewis 		C
Lewis 		Mrs
Liddell 	Alfred
Loible 		Leopold
Lloyd 		Isaac
Lloyd 		George 
McClelland 	Thomas
McCracken 	H
McLaachlan 	John
McLaachlan 	Mary
McLaachlan 	James
McLaachlan 	Margaret
McLaachlan 	Joseph
McLaachlan 	Margaret
McLaachlan 	Louisa
McPake 		John
McPike 		Michael
McPike 		John
Mallan 		Richard
Mann 		R.J.
Marquand 	FJ
Marriner 	James
Marriner 	Anna L
Marriner 	Ada
Marriner 	Henry
Marriner 	Herbert
Marriner 	Anna L
Marriner 	Alice
Marriner 	Julian
Marriner 	Edward 
Marriner 	Ernest 
Marriner 	Frank
Marriner 	George
Marriott 	EW
Marriott 	Matilda
Marsh 		GH
Merris 		Mary
Mitchell 	Mouter
Mitchell 	David
Mitchell 	Watson
Munro 		D
Neal 		A
Norrie 		Henry
Norris 		F
Norris 		Mrs
Pearson 	Henry
Pearson 	Elizabeth
Pearson 	Edith
Pettit 		Henry
Pratt 		William
Redhead 	M
Reedfield 	Robert
Robinson 	Mr Henry
Robinson 	Mrs Louisa
Robinson 	G.H.
Robinson 	Charley
Rowlett 	T
Robinson 	John
Robinson 	Emma
Robinson 	Harry
Robinson 	Walter
Robinson 	Frank
Robinson 	Charles
Robinson 	Mabel
Rydings 	D
Shackleford 	WJ
Sharland 	Alfred
Shillito 	WH
Sims 		Mrs
Smith 		George
Slater 		Alfred
Smart 		James
Smith 		Mrs
Smith 		George
Smith 		Margaret
Smith 		Mary T
Smith 		Sarah E
Smith 		J (different family)
Smith 		William
Sankey 		Thomas
Snowball 	W
Snowball 	Mrs
Snowball 	John
Stewart 	James
Stone 		John
Talson 		Thomas
Taylor 		Alex.
Thompson 	James Henry
Tuck 		William
Watson 		David 
Watson 		Martha
Watson 		Laura
Watson 		Samuel
Watson 		Cecil
Urquhart 	D
Watson 		Elizabeth (different family)
Watson 		John
Westlake 	John
Westlake 	Eliza
Westlake 	Harriet
Westlake 	John
Westlake 	Eliza
Westlake 	Henry
Westlake 	Jemima
Westlake 	Edith
Whitehead 	Annie
Whitfield 	Thomas W
Wilkinson 	George
Wilkinson 	Mary
Wilson 		Sarah
Wilson 		T
Woods 		S
Wilson 		Sarah

Our gallant barque Southesk by name
is a ship they say has gained great fame;
In Brisbane, Calcutta and Pt de Galle
She has carried the palm against them all.

Our brave commander Captain N.,
Is firm and kind to all his men;
He drives his ship through foam and spray
And hopes to be there by Christmas day.

The mate in stature though not tall,
is attentive and kind to one and all-
Men, women and children hope that he may
Be a captain himself, some not distant day.

Mr Walter Hodgson, Southesk's second mate,
is tolerably good looking and very sedate;
He walks the deck with a step so free,
You would say at once he's a captain to be.

Mr Sheldon Smith, officer No. 3.
Is engaged in dispensing bread, flour and tea;
A favourite with the women below and above,
I think I may say he enjoys cupboard love.

O'Bos'on, is a man of face,
That shows you at once he can splice the main brace;
In rigging and splicing he exceeds all on board,
And a writer of prose has called him first lord.

Next in turn comes Old Sails - a tall man and thin,
Who never refuses a glass of good gin;
With palm on his hand and canvas on knees,
He prepares all our sails to stand a good breeze.

Dr Garde, Southesk's surgeon, when people are ill,
Cures all their complaints with very great skill;
At night on the promenade all who may care,
May see him quite smitten with one who is there.

And last though not least, are the men tried and true;
Who on board the Southesk form a good-looking crew,
In storm or in calm, on shore or at sea,
They are always the same -brave, manly and free.

On the poop when at night the moon abeds its light,
On all the dark corners that they think out of sight;
You may see by the light, that we may call moony,
Many couples so close-they are evidently spoony.

And now with great love, I come to toast,
The proposal of which is the youngest man's boast;
The ladies, God bless 'em and all of their sex,
And may we n'er trouble, ill-treat them or vex.

As now we are but forty days out,
Great events have occurred us on our route;
As you will see it you'll only puruee
That excellent paper Southesk Weekly News.

No. 6. Nov. 15, 1879, South Atlantic Ocean 38° 39° S, 3° 56° W.

Otago Witness, 26 January 1899, Page 13 WRECK OF A BARQUE.
LONDON, January 19. The British barque Southesk, which loaded cargo at Glasgow for Lyttelton (New Zealand), has been wrecked off the coast of Galway. The Southesk was an iron barque of 1080 tons, built at Dundee in 1877, and owned by a small Dundee company.

Evening Post, 21 January 1899, Page 5
London, 20th January. The British barque South Esk, which went ashore on the coast of County Galway, in the west of Ireland, when on a voyage from Glasgow to Lyttelton, has been towed into the port of Galway in a dismantled condition. She will be taken back to the Clyde for repairs. If the latest shipping papers are correct, the Southesk left Glasgow on 21st December for Wellington and Lyttelton. She is a two-decked iron barque, built in 1877 by A. Stephens and Sons, Dundee, and is owned by the Southesk Co. (Ltd.), Dundee. She was 225ft 2in in length, 35ft breadth, and 21ft 8in depth. 

The Star Monday 9 March 1891
Marriner - on 3 January at Waybridge, Surrey, England, James the beloved father of James Marriner, Lincoln Road, Christchurch, aged 79.

Evening Post, 14 August 1907, Page 7
An old resident of Christchurch, Mr. James Marriner, who was born in England in 1840, died a few days ago [10th Aug.]. For twenty-two years he acted as the Australasian representative of the Religious Tract Society of London, and continued in that position up to the time of his death. He took an active part in church work throughout Australasia, and was connected with the Spreydon Baptist Church as elder and representative to the annual Baptist Conference for many years.

Marriner Road in Christchurch was named after Henry James Marriner (1865-1950) former warehouseman and the mayor of Sumner 1910-1912. While he was mayor a start was made on the stabilisation of the foreshore, with the construction of the sea wall between the tramway bridge and the pier, where the sea formerly encroached. “Obituary”, The Press, 30 August 1950, p 8. Reference: Christchurch Cities Libraries -ChCH Streets and placenames.