Ship: 1900 Tons
Captain: Christie
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Plymouth June 18th 1863 - arrived Lyttelton September 5th 1863

The Accrington was a remarkably fine ship of 1900 tons. She had a flush deck of 280 feet in length and was specially fitted up for the conveyance of passengers. Nothing of note occured during the voyage except a continuance of gales and squally weather after leaving the Cape. The Accrington brought out 12 saloon passengers and 310 assisted immigrants. During the voyage 12 deaths occurred. This was the only passage made to New Zealand.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Accrington

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Barker Mr
Eames Mrs
Carver Mr
Leslie Alexander
Powis Mr
Sing Mr
Families & Children
Andrew William 27 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Anna Maria 22
Andrew John 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Louisa 25
John 4
Nicholas 11 months Died on borad 05/08/1863
Andrew Joseph 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Catherine 23
Andrew James 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 22
Jane 4 months
Baker Richard 33 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Emma 28
William 13
George 3 months
Bailey Thomas 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jecholiah 23
Bartle Ralph 32 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Phillippa 32
Bawden William 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Ann 21
Blewett William 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Anna 28
Blewett William 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Ruth 23
James 3
Broad William 24 Cornwall Carpenter
Elizabeth 26
Lavinia Jane 2
Bucknell Charles 32 Somersetshire Farm Labourer
Burgess Joseph 25 Dorset Farm Labourer
Sarah 24
Joseph George 4 months
Burrough Samuel 28 Somerset Farm Labourer
Susan 29
Ada Fanny Infant
Champion Thomas 24 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Emily 24
Collins Richard 27 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Coole John 26 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Louisa 21
Couch William 23 Cornwall Mason
Tryphena 21
Court Samuel 25 Somersetshire Smith
Sarah Ann 20
Crocker James A. 27 Cornwall Carpenter
Elizabeth 30
John 4
Elizabeth 4 months
Daddow Stephen 27 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 29
Rebecca 1 month
Dew Richard 30 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 26
Dingle William 24 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 22
Elizabeth 2 months
Donovan Henry 26 Cork Farm Labourer
Eliza 21
Drew John 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 27
Dunstan Thomas H. 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Eliza 21
Dunstan Richard 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 24
Flemming William 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Maria 24
Gartrell Henry 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Susan 21
Gilbert John C. 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 19
Gibb James 25 Forfar Shepherd
Mary 19
Good Joseph 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 24
Mary Jane 3
Hamley William 31 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Sarah 27
Anna M. 7 months
Hammer Henry 28 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Emma 24
James 5
Jane 6 weeks
Harris Philip 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Suasn Ann 24
John 3 Died on board 02/07/1863
Haydon Enrico 25 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Agnes 22
Hawke Richard 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Caroline 20
Hawken Henry 40 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary 38
Lavinia 19 Trans to s/w
William Henry 18 Trans to s/m
Edward John 14 Trans to s/m
Jane 11
Albert 9
Mark 7
Emma 4
Hockein Richard 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Grace 23
Holman Edward 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary Ann 24
Eliza 3 months
Hooper James 32 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Eliza 30
Thomas 7
Ellen 2 Died on board 24/07/1863
Houghton George 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 18
Elizabeth 7 months
Joll James C. 22 Cornwall Mason
Elizabeth J. 22
Knight John 24 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Charlotte 21
John 3
Victoria 2
Amy 1 month Died on board 09/08/1863
Knuckey Richard 20 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Ellen 18
Lusty Henry John 29 Somerset Labourer
Jane 26
William John 4
Mackay Donald 26 Sutherland Shepherd
Williamina 18
McDonald Ronald 28 Lanarkshire Carpenter
Mary 26
Mary 9 months
Manhire Daniel 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Cecilia 25
Araminta 3 Died on board18/07/1863
Marshall Robert 28 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Mary 29
John 4
Lucy 2
Anne 6 months
Matthews Henry 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Ann 22
May John 32 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Jane 28
William 7
John 6
Mitchell William 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Mary E. 24
James G. 2
Mary E. Infant
Oliver Humphrey 29 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Louisa 28
John 6
Humphrey 4
Louisa 2 months
Opie Richard 24 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 25
John F. 4 months Died on board 27/07/1863
Orchard John 34 Cornwall Carpenter
Charity 35
John 6
Samuel P. 5
Martha A. 5 months
Parker John 40 Somerset Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 36
Parsons Jeremiah 36 Dorsetshire Labourer
Eliza 38
Alfred 2
Annie Infant
Parsons John 21 Cownwall Farm Labourer
Eliza 22
Paul John 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Julia 21
Pearce Jonadab 22 Cornwall Sawyer
Maria 21
Peters Isaac 24 Cornwall Mason
Arabella 25
Robert 2
Phillips Nicholas 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 21
Redington Philip 26 Galway Shepherd
Sabina 16
Anne 23 Trans to s/w
Reynolds Christopher 27 Cornwall Carpenter
Eliza 24
Emily A. 4
Richards William H. 26 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth Jane 27
Mary 3 months
Robertson William 26 Forfarshire Ploughman
Sarah 21
Rogers James 35 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 33
Isaac 8
Rogers Thomas 33 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Amelia 29
Amelia M. 10
Thomas 8
Bessie 3
Rowe James 26 Cornwall Carpenter
Susan 23
James Infant
Ruttledge James 31 Mayo Farm Labourer
Julia 30
Eveline 5
Lyndon 4
Edwin 3 months
Scadden Richard 27 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane 26
Richard 3
Thomas 1
James 1 month
Sibly Richard 25 Cornwall Mason
Eliza 28
Skewes Walter T. 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Elizabeth A. 22
Walter Infant
Smithian James 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Jane Alice 22
Elizabeth 1 Died on board 28/07/1863
Southen William 29 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Thomasine 25
Thomas Henry Uren Infant
Sperryan William 26 Somerset Farm Labourer
Mary Ann 24
William Infant
Taylor George 26 Cornwall Carpenter
Mary Jane 24
Thompson John 31 Lancashire Sawyer
Mary 26
Ann 49 Trans to s/w
Margaret 11
Tozer John 29 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Susan 29
Tremayne William 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Anna 24
Treoda Richard 26 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Charlotte 23
James 6
Charlotte Infant
Trevurza ? Thomas 28 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Sophia 27
James 9 months
Twoyer Frederick 9 Travelled with Tozer Family
John 6 months Travelled with Tozer Family
Trezona James 39 Cornwall Miner
Mary Ann 39
John 11
Vivian John 28 Cornwall Labourer
Elizabeth 29
Ward Samuel 37 Notts Labourer
Mary 38
Joseph A. 3 months
Waters Joseph 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Lucy 24
Joseph H. Infant
Williams Richard 23 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Catherine 10
Catherine 4 months
Wills Richard 20 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Louisa 20
Elizabeth D. 16 Trans to s/w
Single Men
Allen James 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Bengilly William 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Brittain Charles 28 Somersetshire Farm Labourer
Bosustow Francis 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Brown George 30 Shepherd
Brown Daniel 30 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Byrne Patrick 26 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Cassin John 20 Queens Farm Labourer
Chegwin Alexander 22 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Cliff James 24 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Dillon Denis 23 Queens Farm Labourer
Donohue Martin 25 Carlow Farm Labourer
Dunne Thomas 21 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Fraser Alexander 26 Inverness Shepherd
Frizell John 21 Tyrone Baker
Andrew 19 Tyrone Ploughman
Gray George 43 Mayo Labourer
Gray Samuel 14 Cornwall
Hawken William H. 18 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Edward John 14 Cornwall
Hocking Nathanial 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Hosking Peter 25 Cornwall Miner
Jackman Richard 20 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Johnston Robert 18 Down Labourer
Langdale James 27  Yorkshire Farm Labourer
Livingston Hugh 27 Monaghan Labourer
Lucas Josiah 20 Somerset Carpenter
Macartney Hugh 21 Antrim Farm Labourer
Macdonald Alexander 24 Inverness Shepherd
Mackenzie John 28 Shepherd
McDonald Hugh 21 Inverness Farm Labourer
McDonald Alexander 22 Inverness Shepherd
McKenzie Robert 20 Caithness Shepherd
Meredith Richard 20 Queens Co. Labourer
Munro Donald Shepherd
Oborn Arthur George 25 Somerset Farm Labourer
O'Farrell William 22 Wexford Labourer
O'Neill Patrick 27 Carlow Farm Labourer
Patterson William 21 Monaghan Labourer
Poore Arthur Edward 20 Somerset Schoolmaster on board
Ross Alexander 28 Sutherland Shepherd
Tucker William 26 Cornwall Labourer
Webster William F. 16 Cornwall Miner
Wilson Richard 17 Armagh Farm Labourer
Woodey Robert 21 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Wright John T. 19 Devonshire Farm Labourer
Single Women
Abbott Sarah Ann 29 Devonshire Nurse
Barry Jane 33 Cornwall Housekeeper
Sarah Mary 14
Hseter Ann 11
Beere Amelia 26 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Bennett Catherine 21 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Blackmore Elizabeth 22 Devonshire Domestic Servant
Mary 19 Devonshire Domestic Servant
Brien Hannah 26 Waterford Domestic Servant
Brittain Susan 26 Somerseet Domestic Servant
Bruddick Mary A. 18 Somerset Dairywoman
Checkley Caroline 18 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Connor Margaret 17 Mayo Domestic Servant
Datson Mary Ann 23 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Gray Mary 38 Cornwall Charwoman
Mary Jane 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Ellen 16 Cornwall
Catherine 11
William Thomas 9
Golding Eliza Ann 48 Kent Domestic Servant
Gummow Elizabeth 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Harrison Frances E. 18 Surrey Domestic Servant
Hawker Lavinia 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Hocking Emily 16 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Hodges Louisa 26 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Keane Ellen 26 Kerry Domestic Servant
Letcher Mary Anne 18 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Lindsay Helen 24 Forfarshire Domestic Servant
James 5
Macartey Mary 25 Antrim Domestic Servant
McLoed Catherine 24 Lancashire Domestic Servant
Moore Margaaret 22 Queens Domestic Servant
O'Donohue Anne 19 Carlow Dairy Woman
O'Neill Kate 18 Carlow Goveness
Osborne Edith 21 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Pascoe Martha 22 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Poore Lucy Madge 16 Somerset Domestic Servant
Price Kate 28 Glamorganshire Domestic Servant
Price Frances 20 Monmouthshire Domestic Servant
Prideaux Mary Ann 23 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Redington Anne 20 Galway Domestic Servant
Roberts Emily 19 Cornwall Tailoress
Elizabeth 17 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Sherman Susan 38 Cornwall Needlewoman
Susan A. 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Emily 15 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Sparks Mary Ann 13 Somerset
Stephens Jane 22 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Thompson Ann 49 Lancashire
Towan Emma 24 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Trewhula Kate 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Truran Jane 19 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Upjohn Mary Ann 25 Surrey Domestic Servant
Vincent Caroline 22 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Webster Ann 33 Cornwall Charwoman
Mary Elizabeth 12
Susan 10
Willdey Jane 40 Staffordshire Housekeeper
Williams Mary 24 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Wills Eliza D. 16 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Wills Elizabeth 20 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Willoughby Mary A. 23 Cornwall Charwoman
Wilson Sarah 22 Armagh Domestic Servant
Withers Eliza Jane 25 Down Domestic Servant
Wright Elizabeth 21 Devonshire Domestic Servant

Arthur George OBORN:
Arthur George ((known as George)  Oborn, aged 25, came to New Zealand as a single man. His family for a number of generations had operated a butchery in High Street,  Wincanton, Somerset. After arriving in Christchurch George would have met up with his first cousin Thomas Hiller Green who would have by this time established T.H.Green & Co. (bacon curers) butchery business. In May 1868 George married Fanny Newman and they ran the butchery at Akaroa. In the late 1870's the family moved to Timaru where George continued as a butcher and Fanny set up one of the early "Birthing Homes" in Elizabeth Street.  George and Fanny are both buried in Timaru. Further information can be obtained from their great grandson, John Fisher.

JOLL family:
James Clymo Joll married Elizabeth Jane Delbridge just 12 days prior to sailing for New Zealand on the ship Accrington. He had married the boss's daughter having been indentured to John Delbridge of Camborne in Cornwall. James and Eliza subsequently had eight children, one of whom, Thomas, who married Emma Jane McCardell, was my grandfather. James, we believe, was a stonemason and plasterer who at one stage worked on the Lyttleton tunnel. I would love to hear from any of the relatives of the children of James and Eliza who can contact me, Tom Joll


LUSTY family:
29 year old Henry Lusty, his 26 year old wife Jane (nee Alderman) and their 4 year old son William John came to New Zealand aboard the Accrington that docked in Lyttleton in 1863. Henry was born in Frome on the eastern boarder of Somerset and Jane was from Clayhanger in Somerset. Henry moved on to NSW Australia as a labourer and died 1897, while Jane and William moved to Lambpton Quay, Wellington, where she worked as a streamstress. William went on to marry Elizabeth Slarks on September 16th 1876 and together they had seven
children. William was a carpender by trade and died on May 14th 1893
. If you are connected with this family or would like to know more please contact Julie Richardson.


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