Author Topic: Marchioness Mail Ship-Melbourne to Nelson to Wellington Passengers Help Please  (Read 1878 times)

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;D

and the Marchioness had a 'Royal Mail Contract' in 1858 which I can't see in 1856

1858 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 12 February, p. 1. , viewed 28 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7146495

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There is a MAHER family of ten travelling Melbourne to Wellington on the Marchioness in 1858 on the outwards passenger lists here:

https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration

Parents are Patrick and Mary, children include a Thomas and Michael

Thank you for finding that, I have confirmed Michael's age at death(died 3rd Aug 1921, in Wellington) and his birth date through his probate. He was born in 1842, the Michael Maher in that passenger list was 11 (born in 1847).

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There is a MAHER family of ten travelling Melbourne to Wellington on the Marchioness in 1858 on the outwards passenger lists here:

https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration

Parents are Patrick and Mary, children include a Thomas and Michael

Hello marsbar60

Just in case you have difficulty accessing the above passenger list (> PRO VIC have recently "upgraded" their website and I now have great difficulty finding my way to their lists  ::) ... here is a list of the passengers named MAHER on the vessel "Marchioness" which arrived at Wellington from Melbourne, in March 1858. [Source:  ancestry.com]

MAHER


- Patrick - 42 years
- Mary - 43
- Richard - 22
- Mary - 20
- Thomas - 16 (bc 1842)
- Michael - 11
- Catherine - 10
- James - 9
- John  - 7
- Judith - 6
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   ~  Lu
                                                              see following post  >>






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Michael's death notice here:

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MT19210809.2.26?query=Michael%20Maher

doesn't match his probate age, I will do some more study.

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... marsbar60 ... my previous posting was simultaneous with yours - so I see now you have been able to access the "Marchioness" passenger list.   

 :)I would though urge caution with discounting the Michael MAHER on that passenger list.
Bear in mind that "age given at death" is not always totally reliable (in that a third party is supplying that information).  ;)

I have located the MAHER family arrival in Melbourne (from England) ... see following >

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... again ... our posts crossed.   ;D

The following is the same MAHER family who came to Wellington in 1958.
Judging by the dates, their stay in Melbourne, was very brief.

Ship:  "OCEANIA" - arrived Melbourne, Australia - 11 March 1858, from Liverpool, England :

MAHR   (spelling as per passenger list - Source:  ancestry.com )

Pat. MAHR - 42 - farmer
Mary - 43 - wife
Rich. - 22 - farmer *
Mary - 21 - wife
Thos. - 16 - (there is an apparent occupation - not able to decipher handwriting though ? )
Mich. - 11 
Cath. - 10
James - 9  .... all these listed as "farmer's children"
John - 7
Judith - 6

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Will look to see if there is further info for this family.

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... oops ... E R R O R ...  in my previous post   ::)

   MAHER family who came to Wellington in 1958 ... should read  1 8 5 8

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The following is the same MAHER family who came to Wellington in 1858.
Judging by the dates, their stay in Melbourne, was very brief.

Ship:  "OCEANIA" - arrived Melbourne, Australia - 11 March 1858, from Liverpool, England :

MAHR   (spelling as per passenger list - Source:  ancestry.com )

Pat. MAHR - 42 - farmer
Mary - 43 - wife
Rich. - 22 - farmer *
Mary - 21 - wife

Thos. - 16 - (there is an apparent occupation - not able to decipher handwriting though ? )
Mich. - 11 
Cath. - 10
James - 9  .... all these listed as "farmer's children"
John - 7
Judith - 6



Had placed asterisk (*) alongside of Richard's name, mainly to draw attention to the fact that "Mary MAHR - aged 21" was listed as the "wife" of Richard (rather than being a child of Patrick and Mary MAHR).

    ~  Lu