The following passenger list was found in the Invercargill Public Library by myself and is copied here from a column of the Southland Daily News dated 19th September 1863Back to the Bluff Passenger Ships Page.
List of Passengers from Glasgow to Bluff on ship HELENSLEE Departed Glasgow 1st July 1863, Arrived Bluff 25th September 1863.
NAME Dryburgh George Anderson Martha McDonald Donald McDonald Agnes McDonald Alice McDonald Donald McDonald Mary McDonald Thomas McDonald Robert McDonald Agnes McDonald Allan McDonald Angus Lyou James Longmuir Agnes Longmuir Walter Longmuir Jane Longmuir Mary Longmuir Mrs Hosie Agnes Ferguson Margaret Seaton Donald Seaton Margaret Dunlop Catherine Dunlop Elizabeth Expie Elizabeth Dawson Jane Stevenson John Stevenson Jane Stevenson Janet Stevenson James Stevenson Alexander Currie Isobella Rodger Hugh Rodger Jane Rodger Mary Jane Riddle Margaret Stewart John Stewart Mary Stewart William Stewart Alexanger Stewart John Stewart Charvlette Stewart Charles Stewart Donald Burnett Walter Burnett Helen Burnett Maggie Burnett Helen Burnett Isabella Burnett Jessie Smith Thomas Smith Jane Smith Peter Menzies Donald Menzies Christian Menzies John Menzies William Menzies Margaret Grant James Grant Rebecca Grant John Grant James Grant Rebecca Grant William Grant Jane Grant Charlotte Grant Isabella Fraser Simon Fraser Henrietta Fraser William Fraser John Fraser Francis Fraser Robert Fraser Margaret Fraser Henry Longmuir Elizabeth Clunie Elizabeth Thompson Donald Thompson Janet Thompson John Thompson Mrs McKenzie John McKenzie Eliza McKenzie Jane McKenzie John McKenzie Alexander McKenzie Kerinethera McRae Elsie McRae Dean McRae Christian McRae Ann McMurtrie John McMurtrie Agnes McMurtrie John McMurtrie Agnes McMurtrie Mrs McRae Finlay McRae Isobella Murchison Roderick Murchison Christy Murchison Duncan Murchison Mary Patterson James Patterson Isabella Patterson James Patterson Christina Patterson John Patterson Walter Patterson William Reid Elizabeth
McKersack John McPhee Jessie Dean John Muir Elizabeth Garritt Jane Garritt Isabella Garritt Peter Garritt Jane Garritt John Garritt Mary McLeod Donadl McLeod Isobella McLeod Wilhelmina McLeod Jessie McLeod Barbara McLeod Christina McLeod Neil McLeod William McLeod Donald Hamilton Thomas Hamilton Margaret Hamilton James Hamilton Jane Hamilton Margaret Hamilton John Hunter Margaret Graham Hugh Graham Helen Graham Thomas
The following is from an email that was kindly sent to me by Owen Hamilton The Hamilton family on the list below, being his interest. My information tells me that the Helenslee was carrying 141 pasengers on board and Owen thinks that the rest were bound for Port Chalmers and I agree with him. If there is anyone who can confirm this for me I would be most grateful. Thanks in advance.
Ship(Helen-Slee }left glasgow 15/07/1863 arrived at bluff on 02/10/1863 en route to port chalmers, according to family history-the following people disembarked.
List of Passengers from Glasgow, (arrived Bluff 02/10/1863)
HAMILTON euphemia HAMILTON tom @ wife
(1 died on voyage) McILWRICK mary McILWRICK jessie? McILWRICK william McLEOD neil CAMERON donald 4 rabbitts released with speeches @champagne in sandhills near Invercargill