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Details for Record #3579
Name JAMES
Family Name JACKSON
Gender M
Date of Birth 1809
Place of Birth
Date of Death
Place of Death
Notes
Record Source NZCOCABIN
Other Details
Type of passenger I
Title MR
Age 30
Related People
Related EMMA OGDEN (JACKSON) 100618
Related JAMES JACKSON 100619
Voyage
Voyage Number 1
Is NZCO Voyage? Yes
Vessel Name DUKE OF ROXBURGH
Filename of text file DUKE0101
                                    
                                :Duke of Roxburgh, 416 Tons , (Captain James Thomson)

- 'This vessel was the third to arrive laden with Emigrants.  

- 167 passngers; 80 Males, 87 Females 

- After leaving Gravesend, the ship called at Plymouth, from where she 
departed on October 5th, 1840.  

- Arriving at Port Nicholson on February 7th, 1841 - a voyage of 125 
Days from Plymouth.  

- The first port of call in New Zealand was Port Hardy.  There was a 
strong gale from the south-east when she arrived off the port, and 
during a squall the vessel made an extra heavy lurch, which threw 
Captain Thomson into the sea.  Every effort was made to rescue him, 
but there was too much sea in order to effect a rescue.'  

Ref: "White Wings", Vol. 2, Sir Henry Brett, 1928.

N.B.  Extracts from the Diary of James Dent Greenwood may be viewed in 
the Public Access File labelled 'Duke of Roxburgh' (PSM) 


                                    
                                    
Filename of text file DUKE0102
                                    
                                SURGEONS SUMMARY OF THE VOYAGE
______________________________

25 Married Couples............50
Single Men....................12
Single Women..................16
                             .....
                              78

  10  Children Between 9 & 14 = 5
  29  Children Between 1 & 9  = 9.7
   9  Under 1 not counted
------                       -------
  48                           14.7 + 78 = 92.7 Adults
------                                     -----
                                 48 + 78 = 126 Souls actually 
                                                 on Board.
Births on Board.....?
Deduct Deaths.......?



                                    
                                    
Filename of text file DUKE0104
                                    
                                
GREENWOOD  James Dent - "Diary 1839-40"
                         LOC: MS 1839 p   
                         (See pp 1-46 for Voyage details)



LYON  William -  "Diary 1839-40"
                  LOC: MS 1839 p          
                  (See pp 1-50 for Voyage details)



                                    
                                    
The text VOYAGE RELATED DIARIES / LETTERS ETC.HELD AT ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIB.
The text GENERAL SUMMARY OF THE VOYAGE
The text SURGEONS SUMMARY OF EMIGRANTS (N. ARCH.)
Date of departure 1839-10-05
Notes SAILED FROM GRAVESEND 20/09/1839.
Ports of loading GRAVESEND
Ports of loading PLYMOUTH
Date of arrival 1840-02-08
Ports of discharge PORT NICHOLSON
Captain JAMES THOMSON
Surgeon HEALY
Asst. Surgeon JAMES BRYANT
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There are over one thousand vessel/voyages held within the database. The system not only includes information about each voyage, including shipping lists.

The database also includes over 600 supplied family history files, containing photographs of individuals or families that were physically on board the vessel at the time of arrival in Wellington.

The original form of this database was developed in 1990 and has been available for use by the public at the Petone Settlers Museum since 1994. The system was updated to allow improved access in 2006 thanks to the support of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and Hutt City Council.

Currently there are four major emigration periods for which data may be accessed.  These are:

  1. The New Zealand Company Period (1839 - 1850)
  2. The Provincial Government [Wellington] Period (1853 - 1870)
  3. Vogel Government Period (1871 - 1888)
  4. Social Security Period (1886 - 1910 - records currently finished at 1897)
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