Blue Jacket
Ship: 1790 tons
Captain: Stevens
Sailed London 5th August 1865 - arrived Lyttelton 13th November 1865

Captain Stevens reported on the voyage out to Lyttelton in 1865, the Blue Jacket left Gravesend on August 5, and anchored in the Downs during boisterous weather until the 6th, taking her final departure from Ushant on the 13th. A week after sailing a serious mutiny broke out (the cargo having been broached previously), which was promptly repressed, and the ring-leader secured, not before the second mate had received a fearful gash on his head, 4 inches long with a sheath knife, nearly bleeding to death before the arteries could be tied and the wound sewn up. The first officer also received a severe blow on the face from an iron belaying pin by the ruffian who had tried to kill the second mate. The Snares were passed on November 8th, when light winds were experienced until arrival in port. The Blue Jacket during this voyage covered in 31 consecutive days the extraordinary distance of 7,538 nautical knots, an average of over 243 miles daily; quite one half of the whole distance from England to New Zealand.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Commissioners Report

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Allison Robert 30 Stirling Ploughman
Mary 21
Brown John 27 Surrey Smith
Louisa 29
Louisa 5
Cecilia 3
Francis 2
Agnes 6 mths
Burmaster Charles 26 Germany Farm Labourer
Mary Ann 24
Coffee Ephrain 42 Kent Shoemaker
Grace 47
Condon Michael 28 Middlesex Labourer
Eliza 24
Henry 1
William Inf
Goodwin Edwin 27 Kent Wheelwright
Esther 21
Jackson Adam 30 Roxbourgh Shepherd
Mary 32
Jessie 9
Jane 7
David 5
Eliza 3
William Inf
Klee Wilhelm 29 Germany Farm Labourer
Margaret 30
Hannah 3
Catherine Inf
Langford William 42 Middlesex Labourer
Eliza 45
Henry 23 Trans to s/m
Maria 20 Trans to s/w
Jessy 8
Kate 6
Louisa 5
Milne George 30 Forfar Farm Labourer
Helen 32
Nevin Henry 50 Queens Co. Bootmaker
Sarah 48
Mary 24 Trans to s/w
Sarah 21 Trans to s/w
Eliza 18 Trans to s/w
Ellen 17 Trans to s/w
James 14 Trans to s/m
Henry 11
Starke Henry 55 Limerick Farm Labourer
Mary 55
William 20 Trans to s/m
Richard 18 Trans to s/m
Prudence 17 Trans to s/w
Catherine 6
Ann 20 Trans to s/w
Mary 22 Trans to s/w
Sward Benjamin 27 Norfolk Labourer
Sarah J. 30
William 3
Sarah 2
Annie Inf
Voss Johann 29 Germany Farm Labourer
Henen 27
Watson Alexander 24 Aberdeen Blacksmith
Jessie 23
Alexander Inf
Williams George 22 Middlesex Tailor
Frances L. 17
Single Men
Addie William 25 Aberdeen Mason
Belton William 26 Wicklow Carpenter
Birnie Alexander 19 Aberdeen Ploughman
Broderick Patrick 21 Galway Farm Labourer
Carroll Michael 26 Tipperary Shepherd
James 20 Tipperary Labourer
Cheyne John 21 Aberdeen Mason
Courie William 22 Perthshire Ploughman
Dobbinson Samuel 21 Middlesex Labourer
Donovan John 24 Cork Farm Labourer
Patrick 24 Cork Farm Labourer
Etheridge James B. 24 Middlesex Joiner
Johnston William 23 Aberdeenshire Blacksmith
Jones Charles 21 Somersetshire Tailor
Langford Henry 23 Surrey Labourer
McNaughton John 21 Perthshire Shepherd
Munro Hector 37 Rosshire Shepherd
Nevin James 14 Queens Co.
Nicol Charles 20 Aberdeen Wright
Norton John 21 Middlesex Labourer
Reid James 23 Ayrshire Farm Labourer
Robertson William 26 Rosshire Shepherd
Ryan thomas 19 Tipperary Labourer
Sim John 21 Aberdeen Mason
Small William 25 Longford Farm Labourer
Smith William 21 Warwickshire Gardener
Starke William 20 Limerick Farm Labourer
Richard 18 Limerick Farm Labourer
Stueilaw ? Alexander 17 Edinburgh Farm Servant
Stym George B. 23 Fifeshire Ploughman
Voss John 24 Sutherland Shepherd
Warne Layan 25 Cornwall Farm Labourer
Wellwood Richard 26 Kings Farm Labourer
Whitten James 30 Armagh Labourer
Single Woman
Belton Eliza 24 Wicklow Dairy Maid
Blanchard Kate E. 23 Dorset Domestic Servant
Maude M. 19 Dorset Domestic Servant
Agnes G. 16 Dorset Domestic Servant
Cathro Mary 30 Forfar
Jessie 11
Charles 8
David 4
Margaret Inf
Cott Elizabeth 25 N. S. Wales Mrs Gott is a married woman. Her husband is one of the stewards of  the ship, and proposes to settle in the Colony.
Douglas Isabella 26 Morayshire Domestic Servant
Doust Elizabeth W. 21 Kent Domestic Servant
Hazard Ann 29 Surrey Governess
Hobbs Emma 20 Gloucester Shop Assistant
Hodgkins Lavinia 25 Middlesex Governess
Amelia 18 Middlesex Governess
Langford Maria 20 Surrey Domestic Servant
Low Jane 30 Aberdeen Domestic Servant
McIntosh harriet 24 Rosshire Domestic Servant
Matthews Martha 22 Banffshire Domestic Servant
Munro Charlotte 22 Rosshire Domestic Servant
Murray Margaret 25 Forfar
James 5
David 2
Nevin Mary 24 Queens Co. Domestic Servant
Sarah 21 Queens Co. Domestic Servant
Eliza 18 Queens Co. Domestic Servant
Ellen 17 Queens Co. Domestic Servant
Robertson Barbara 28 Rosshire Domestic Servant
Rowe Matilda 24 Cornwall Nurse
Shatton Emily 27 Perthshire Domestic Servant
Shierlan Isabella 40 Edinbugh Dairy Woman
Margaret 14
George 11
Christina 9
Janet 7
William 5
Joseph 2
Sim Hughina 33 Rosshire Domestic Servant
Tait Margaret 23 Aberdeen Domestic Servant
Triggs Eliza 20 Hants Dressmaker
Turnbull Agnes 30 Roxbough Domestic Servant
Wellwood Sarah 22 Kings Dairy Maid
West Sarah 20 Middlesex Domestic Servant
Whatmough 21 Middlesex Jewel Case Liner

Copyright Denise & Peter 2000, 2001

Archives New Zealand IMCH4/68
Canterbury Gazette Saturday December 23rd 1865

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