Emigrants: New Zealand

Emigrants

Like many European families, economic hardship, religious intolerance, or just the excitement of new horizons and opportunities offered by the outposts of the British Empire, or the open door policy of the USA, persuaded many Mastertons to seek their fortunes in the New Worlds. I have come across emigrants to the Americas, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand from the 19th century onwards.


Records of some Masterton emigrants from their home country.

New Zealand

Name Age Date From Ship Port of Arrival Final Destination
William Masterton app 1868 Australia
Christina Dunn Masterton (ms Forbes) app 1868 Australia
Peter Masterton 1874 Oamaru
John James Alexander Masterton April 1911 London SS Athenic Wellington New Zealand
Helen Masterton (ms Urquhart) April 1911 London SS Athenic Wellington New Zealand
John Urquhart Masterton April 1911 London SS Athenic Wellington New Zealand
Thomas Urquhart Masterton April 1911 London SS Athenic Wellington New Zealand
James Reid Masterton April 1911 London SS Athenic Wellington New Zealand
Alexander Monro Masterton 1912 London Wellington New Zealand
Mary Anderson Masterton (ms Ellis) 1912 London Wellington New Zealand
George Masterton 1912 London Wellington New Zealand
Mary Ellis Masterton 1912 London Wellington New Zealand
John Ellis Masterton 1912 London Wellington New Zealand
James Alexander Masterton 24 1927 London Sydney, Australia New Zealand
Eva Masterton (ms Strachan) 24 1927 London Sydney, Australia New Zealand
Alexander Burns Masterton 46 1950 Southampton New Zealand
Margaret Chalmers Duncan Masterton (ms Whitelaw) 46 1950 Southampton New Zealand
Rachel M Masterton 17 1950 Southampton New Zealand
Alexander B Masterton 13 1950 Southampton New Zealand

Sources for images of ships: 1) Simplon Postcards The Passenger Ship Website
2) Clydebuilt