Ship: 896 tons
Captain: Mearns
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London May 11th 1870 - arrived Otago August 14th 1870

Name Address Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Grant Mr F W
Montgomery Mr
Spencer Mr
Steerage Passengers
Bell Margaret Wednesbury Domestic Servant
Sarah Ann Wednesbury Domestic Servant
Buraston George Billingsly, Shropshire Farm Servant
Travelled with William Wenlock
Clode John Exeter Farm servent
Courtier William Exeter Farm laborer
Green William Billingsley Farm laborer
Mercer John Mullion, Helston Farm Servant
Pemberton Clara Chelsea, London Domestic Servant
Pilgrim Charlotte London Dressmaker
Snell Charlotte Exeter Domestic Servant
Wenlock William Chorley, Shropshire Farm Servant
Travelled with George Buraston
Wynn William Castle St, Stafford Farm Servant
Ann Domestic Servant

William Wenlock , whose father -also William - was the brother of my great great grandmother Elizabeth Wenlock, sailed for New Zealand on the Leucadia, leaving London on 11 May 1870 and arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin on 14th August.  He came from Chorley - near Cleobury Mortimer  - in Shropshire. He travelled with a friend from the neighbouring hamlet of Billingsley, namely George Buraston. It is thought they originally went out to join the gold prospectors, but  in fact William kept to his former employment working with sheep. He became a wool sorter and then a sheep dealer in the thriving township of Oamaru. In July 1876 he married Elizabeth Ellen Worsdell, who came from Andover, Hampshire with her parents and family. They raised four sons, who in turn between them had a large number of children. In the late 1890s the wool industry declined and William fell on "hard times." He died on 3rd August 1897 at Oamaru. His wife Ellen lived on until 1940 and   descendents of William still live around Dunedin and Timaru. Submitted by Sheila Kirk, Shropshire, England. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Sheila Kirk.


Sarah Ann BELL
Sarah Ann was born 25th February 1843 in Swan Village, Staffordshire, England and died 12 June 1928 in Dunedin.  Sarah and her sister Margaret were both assisted passengers on the "Leucadia" which left Gravesend 11 May 1870 and arrived at Port Chalmers 14 August 1870. Sarah and Margaret were both domestic Servants in England and Sarah worked as a domestic servant for Captain Cargill, the founder of Dunedin, until her marriage to Edward Turley on 5 July 1873. Sarah and Edward Turley's children were Mary b 27 February 1874, Edward b 11 April 1876, Sarah Ann b 1875,  William Harry b 1878, Lilian b 13 January 1880, Elizabeth b 27 July 1881.
If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Bill McKeich.


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Otago Gazette
Otago Witness August 20th 1870