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From: dgmck <>
Subject: [NZ] Rob Roy 1865 - England to New Zealand
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 00:02:30 +1200
Following is the passenger list of the Rob Roy which sailed from London
to Auckland, New Zealand as it was printed in the New Zealand Herald on
Friday 11th August 1865.
There were 64 passengers.
Also following is the article that was in the Herald that same day. I
thought it may be useful to someone on the list.
Our relatives on that ship were ROEBUCK John, Sarah, Frederick, Sarah
(daughter), John (son), Caroline (son John's wife), COLLIER Charles and
Eliza (nee Roebuck, daughter of John and Sarah above).
All appear to have lived in London before their departure and John and
Caroline ROEBUCK returned soon after arriving as NZ weather was not good
for her health.
The Collins is definitely wrong as they are ours and their name was
Shipping Intelligence (1st column on page 4) under "Entered Inwards"
"Rob Roy", ship 822 tons, J.C.Sangster from London.
Appelby Mr J
Lloyd Frederick C.
Symonds Capt. 14th Regt
Owen Dr Owen 50th Regt
" Sarah Jane
Bennett Sarah Emma
Evans Walter Lee
Adams Geo A
" Alfred H
Jordon Samuel C
Hawkins Mrs W
Franklin Geo C
Braggin Edwin R
Collin Charles (should be Collier)
" Eliza '' ''
Keikham James H
Sorell Edwin C
Extract from N.Z. Hearld of Friday 11th August 1865 page 4
Arrival of Rob
The fine ship "Rob Roy" (Capt. J.C. Sangster) arrived in harbour last
night after a passage of 110 days from London, bringing 64 passengers,
all in good health and under the medical superintendence of Dr. Owen
Owen of the 50th Regiment. There were no deaths, but one birth on the
passage. The Rob Roy also brings a large cargo particulars of which will
be found elsewhere.
Messrs. Cruickshank, Smart & Co., are her agents.
The following is the report of her passage:
The Rob Roy left Gravesend on Sunday, 23rd Apr at noon. Arrived off the
Isle of Wight on the 25th where she discharged the pilot 4 pm. She
sighted the Lizard on the 26th. From the Lizard to Madeira (which she
sighted on the 11th May) she had strong westerly breezes and these she
carried to 28o 13' North, where she got the N.E. Trades.
Passing to the westward of the Cape de Verd Is., she crossed the Equator
on the 27th May in 26o 30' W and lost the S.E. Trades in 18o S on 2nd
June. From this date to 19th June she had a continuance of variable
light winds and calms. Passed the meridian of the Cape in parallel 41o
on 30 June running down her Easting to the parallel of 48o with strong
westerley gales. She passed the meridian of the South Cape of van
Diemen's Land without sighting it on the 28th of July, thus making the
run from the Cape to van Dieman's Land in 8 days.
The Three Kings were sighted on the morning of the 4th August, from
which date she has had southerly winds and calms.
The only vessels sighted were the "Giants Causeway" from London bound to
Melbourne in 39o 30' S. 10o E on the 29th June in company four days; and
the "Carisbrook" from South Shields bound to Point de Galle, 28 days
out. H.M.SS "Falcon" was passed on Sunday last rounding Cape Brett.
The Rob Roy will enter inwards at the Customs today, and commence
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