Taken from the book "White Wings"

LADY EGIDIA
The Lady Egidia was the largest wooden vessel entering Port Chalmers up till 1861. She was built in Scotland. When she appeared at Port Chalmers her model was the general theme of admiration. She belonged to Mesrs Potter, Wilson & Co. of Glasgow. The Lady Egidia on her first voyage to Otago sailed from London on October 15th 1860 having on board 400 passengers the largest number ever shipped for New Zealand at that date. The ship arrived at Port Chalmers on January 28th 1861 in command of Captain Curry. Under the same command she made her second voyage to Otago the following year. On this occasion she sailed from Glasgow on January 12th 1862 having on board 217 passengers for Launceston and 83 for Otago. She reached Port Chalmers on May 6th after an unpleasant and protracted voyage.




Extracted from THE OTAGO WITNESS Saturday Feb 2nd 1861 page 4 col 6


SHIPPING NEWS
Arrivals


January 28 - LADY EGIDIA 1236 tons Curry, from Glasgow with immigrants and general cargo.` Dalgety Rattray & Co agents
This fine vessell arrived at Otago from Greenock on Saturday the 26th Inst with the following passengers


The following is a list of the passengers on the Lady Egidia - surname, forename, place of abode (if noted) and accompanying family if not noted in their own right. e.g. where it says wife and 5 children the wife and children are NOT named



  1. Adamson John, Greenoch
  2. Affleck Helen,
  3. Aitken Henry, Lerwick
  4. Aitken Elizabeth,
  5. Aitken John, & wife
  6. Aitken Alexander,
  7. Allan H, Whitburn
  8. Arthur Pete,
  9. Arthur Mary, Edinburgh
  10. Auld David, Rothesay wife & dau
  11. Auld John,
  12. Bain or Melrose Alice,
  13. Bald Andrew,
  14. Barclay Hugh, Gourock
  15. Barron William,
  16. Baxter John, Greenock wife & 3 child
  17. Bisset James H,
  18. Brown James, Earlstrom wife & 3 child
  19. Brown Mary,
  20. Brown Thomas,
  21. Brown Mrs S, Glasgow 2 son 3 dau
  22. Brownlie Thos, Belturbet
  23. Burke James,
  24. Caldwell John, Carnwath
  25. Cameron Daniel, Edinburgh wife & 2 sons
  26. Cameron Angus,
  27. Cameron William, Gartloch
  28. Cameron John, Ullapool wife & 2 sons
  29. Campbell Samuel, Portree wife & 2 dau
  30. Campbell Daniel, Edinburgh
  31. Campbell James,
  32. Campbell Donald, Portree wife & 3 child
  33. Campbell John,
  34. Clark James,
  35. Clark William, Glasgow & wife
  36. Clark Duncan, Dunoon son & dau
  37. Clouston Chas, & wife
  38. Coupar William,
  39. Coupar Jane,
  40. Cowan Robert, Newton Mearns wife, 5 child
  41. Cullen Thomas, Dunblane
  42. Currie Elizabeth,
  43. Dalgleish George, wife & dau
  44. Dawson James,
  45. Dawson Margaret,
  46. Dawson Elizabeth,
  47. Dent Henrietta Florence,
  48. Dick Margaret,
  49. Dillon Marion, Galway
  50. Dillon Helen, Galway
  51. Diston Mary Ann, Buckhaven
  52. Don James,
  53. Donaldson James T,
  54. Douglas Euphemia, Edinburgh
  55. Drummond John, Alva
  56. Duff John, Greenock
  57. Duncan James, Elgin wife & son
  58. Dundas Alexader,
  59. Dundas James,
  60. Dutch George, Balmullo wife & son
  61. Easton Robert, Edinburgh & wife
  62. Edwards Louisa, Edinburgh
  63. Fairley Helen, Ratho
  64. Fairley Thomas, Ratho
  65. Fairley Janet, Ratho
  66. Fairley John, Ratho
  67. Finlayson Roderick, Lochcarron
  68. Fitzgerald Catherine, Cappagh
  69. Forde Charles, Annaghdown Co Galway
  70. Forde Bridget, Annaghdown Co Galway
  71. France James,
  72. Fraser Alexander, Falkirk
  73. Gair John, Elgin
  74. Galt Allan, Newton Mearns
  75. Galt Allan, Newton Mearns
  76. Galt Jane, Newton Mearns
  77. Galt James, Newton Mearns
  78. Gardiner David, Kinross wife & 5 child
  79. Gardner Alex, Ratho wife,son & dau
  80. Gardner or Paul Jean, Bo'ness
  81. Garratt John, wife & 3child
  82. Geddes James,
  83. Gibb Ebenezer, Dingwall
  84. Grant Alex, Carrbridge wife & son
  85. Grant Alex,
  86. Grant Lachlan, Grantown
  87. Grant John, Elgin
  88. Grant Elsie, Whitehaven
  89. Grant Jemima, Glasgow
  90. Grant or Justice Mary, & 2 dau
  91. Gray John, Greenock wife & son
  92. Grigor Christina,
  93. Gunion Robert,
  94. Gunn William, Ayr
  95. Halliday Geo, Edinburgh
  96. Harvey Jane, Glasgow
  97. Harvey Elizabeth,
  98. Henderson John,
  99. Herriot William E,
  100. Hewett Jas, Belturbet & wife
  101. Imrie James, wife & 3 child
  102. Isbister John, Kirkwall
  103. Jamieson Alex, Glasgow
  104. Jeffrey James,
  105. Johnston Isaac, Haddington
  106. Johnston Agnes, Haddington
  107. Johnstone John D,
  108. Justice Alex, Balmulle & wife
  109. Justice or Grant Mary, & 2 dau
  110. Kelly James, Youghal
  111. Kilkelly Thos, Annaghdown Co Galway
  112. King Margaret,
  113. Knox John, Belturbet
  114. Knox William, Belturbet
  115. Knox Jane, Belturbet
  116. Knox Ann, Belturbet
  117. Lester Joseph, & wife
  118. Linson Mary, Buckhaven
  119. Lothian Sybella, Edinburgh
  120. Mackenzie Ann, Edinburgh
  121. Manderson P, Paisley wife & 4 sons
  122. McAndrew Donald,
  123. McAuley J, Grantown
  124. McCallum Duncan, and wife
  125. McColl Jane,
  126. McColl Ronald, Ballachulish
  127. McColl Ewen, Lochgilhead & wife
  128. McColl James,
  129. McColl Jane, Ballachulish
  130. McCorkindale Daniel, Glasgow wife & 3 child
  131. McDonald Alex, Laggan
  132. McFarlane John,
  133. McFarlane Jessie,
  134. McGilvray John E,
  135. McGilvray Jane,
  136. McGregor Mary, Co Cavan
  137. McGregor Catherine, Co Cavan
  138. McGregor Hugh, Co Cavan
  139. McGregor Martha, Co Cavan
  140. McGregor Isabella, Co Cavan
  141. McGregor James, Co Cavan
  142. McGregor Alex, Dornoch
  143. McGregor Betsy, Dornoch
  144. Mcinnes William, Patrick & wife
  145. McKay William, Renton
  146. McKay George, Newmills
  147. McKay Wm, Golspie wife & 2 sons
  148. McKay Lillian, Renton
  149. Mckenzie K, Ullapool & wife
  150. Mckenzie Kenneth, Lochcarron
  151. McKenzie Mordo,
  152. McKerras Thos, Grantown
  153. McKinlay Rober, Helensburgh wife & dau
  154. McLachlan Charles,
  155. Mclarfen J, New Galloway
  156. McLean Thomas,
  157. McLean John, Ullapool & wife
  158. McLean Kenneth, Wick
  159. McLennan A, & wife
  160. McLennan Thomas, Fortrose
  161. McLennon Hugh, Carrbridge
  162. Mcleod Daniel, Grinds Lairg
  163. Mcleod Alex, Ullapoool
  164. Mcleod Mary,
  165. McLew John, St Ninnians
  166. McNaughton J, & wife
  167. McNaughton William,
  168. McNaughton Margaret,
  169. McNaughton Jane,
  170. McNicol Malcolm, Greenoch wife,son,dau
  171. McPherson Isabella, Edinburgh
  172. McRae Jas,
  173. McRae Roderick, Alness
  174. McRae James,
  175. Meldrum William, Dundee
  176. Melrose James, St Boswell's
  177. Melville Andrew, Fife
  178. Meyer Robina C Glasgow,
  179. Milne James, wife & 3 child
  180. Mitchell Fred E, Mauchline wife & 4 child
  181. Muir Eliza,
  182. Murdoch John, Stranraer wife & 8 child
  183. Murray Catherine,
  184. Murray George, Edinburgh wife & son
  185. Paterson C H, Haddington
  186. Paterson Sarah, Haddington
  187. Paterson George H,
  188. Paton Andrew, Dunkeld
  189. Paul Margaret,
  190. Paul William,
  191. Paul Robert,
  192. Paul Mary,
  193. Paul Andrew,
  194. Paul or Gardner Jean, Bo'ness
  195. Pettygrew Jas, & wife
  196. Pinkerton David, Aidrie & wife
  197. Porteous James,
  198. Reid Alex,
  199. Reid Thomas,
  200. Reid Robert, Duntochar
  201. Reid Hugh, Maryhill & wife
  202. Reid Jane, Glasgow
  203. Reid Mary,
  204. Riach Alex, Helensburgh wife & dau
  205. Richardson H, Patrick wife & dau
  206. Robertson Donald,
  207. Robinson Mary Ann, Castletown
  208. Robinson Oliver, Castletown
  209. Rose John, Barrakilla
  210. Rose Kenneth,
  211. Rose Mary, Barrakilla
  212. Ross Alex, Edinburgh
  213. Ross James, Ardgay
  214. Ross David, Glasgow
  215. Roxburgh Danie,l Glasgow
  216. Russel, Thomas, Bellshill
  217. Russell Jas, wife & 2 dau
  218. Shaw Ann, Rothesay
  219. Shaw Andrew, Elgin wife & 3 sons
  220. Shrimpton Fergus, Portobello
  221. Sinclair John, Port Ellen
  222. Sinclair Janet, Port Ellen
  223. Smeaton Margaret,
  224. Smeaton Mrs,
  225. Smith Miss C,
  226. Smith Charles, Grantown
  227. Smith Malcolm, Jura
  228. Stewart William, Gourock
  229. Stewart Alex, Ullapool wife & son
  230. Stewart John,
  231. Stoddart Pringle F,
  232. Story John, Belturbet
  233. Strachan John, Edinburgh wife & son
  234. Tait George C, Midcalder
  235. Taylor Wm, Elgin
  236. Thompson Caroline,
  237. Thomson William, Longridge
  238. Thomson Isabella, Longridge
  239. Thomson John, Lerwick
  240. Tinnock John, Cardross wife & 5 child
  241. Tosh John,
  242. Turner C,
  243. Turner Wm, Aberdeen
  244. Vooth Nicoll, Leith & wife
  245. Walker Daniel, Aberdeen & wife
  246. Walker Catherine, Coldoch
  247. Walker George, Coldoch
  248. Williamson B, Lerwick
  249. Wilson John,
  250. Wilson William, Leith wife & 8 child
  251. Wright David, wife & 5 child
  252. Young John,


Abstract of Occupations
17 shepherds, 31 ploughmen, 41 labourers, 22 carpenters, 2 blacksmiths, 3 tailors, 2 slaters, 12 masons, 6 quarryment, 3 shoemakers, 1 plumber, 1 butcher, 1 plasterer, 1 millwright, 1 draper, 2 sawyers, 1 miller, 2 miners, 1 printer, 1 gardener and 50 domestic servants The number that sailed in the Lady Egidia from Greenock are thus classified :- 58 married couples, 137 single men and 70 single women 47 male and 49 female children between the ages of 1 and 12 and 10 male and 9 female infants, making a total of 438 souls equal to 371 statute adults since when there have been the undermentioned Births and Deaths during the voyage.

Births
Nov 9 Mrs Gray of a son
Dec 6 Mrs McLean of a son
Dec 11 Mrs Auld of a daughter
Dec 24 Mrs Justice of a son
Dec 27 Mrs Easton of a daughter
Jan 10 Mrs Cowan of a daughter
Jan 20 Mrs Dutch of a daughter

Deaths
Nov 10 Duncan McColl aged 15 months
Nov 16 Wm Campbell aged 20 months
Nov 17 James Gibson aged 3 half years
Nov 17 Mary Ann Dutch aged 21 months
Nov 21 Mary Harvey aged 10 months
Nov 21 Adam McKay aged 12 months
Nov 22 Christina Campbell aged 12 months
Nov 24 Elizabeth Aitken aged 21 months
Nov 26 Elizabeth Justice aged 21 months
Dec 10 Margaret McLean aged 2 years
Dec 13 Janet Easton aged 15 months
Dec 13 John Leicester aged 12 months
Dec 13 Cecilia McColl aged 2 half years
Dec 15 Robert McGregor aged 3 years
Dec 17 George Turner aged 30 years
Dec 18 James Muir aged 5 years
Dec 21 James Dutch aged 4 half years
Dec 22 Jane Muir aged 21 months
Dec 27 Mary Ann ?ughet aged 2 years
Dec 28 Jessie Grant aged 6 years
Dec 29 James Brown aged 24 years
Dec 30 Jane Pettigrew aged 2 half years
Dec 31 Peter Grant aged 1 half years
1861
Jan 1 James Auld aged 2 years
Jan 1 Margaret Pettigrew aged 8 months
Dec 3 John McNicol aged 2 half years
Jan 4 Alexander Grant aged 4 years
Jan 12 Mrs Easton's infant aged 1 month
Jan 14 John Clark aged 1 half years
Jan 14 Robert McGregor aged 10 years
Jan 19 Helen Strachan aged 3 years
Jan 20 John Strachan aged 1 year


On this Page you will find a further record of the first voyage of the Lady Egidia. This includes a passenger list from port of Embarkation, births and deaths during the voyage, diary extracts, and further information on her arrival in Port Chalmers Otago. I am indebted to Barbara Armstrong for this extra information on the voyage.
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