John James Corlett

ID# 629, (1873 - 4 Nov 1874)

John James Corlett was born in 1873 at Andreas, Isle of Man.

He was the son of William Corlett and Mary Anne Cowley.

John James Corlett was baptised on 10 Aug 1873 in Andreas, Isle of Man,

John James
son of William & Mary ann Corlett (Cowley)
Abode: Jurby

John immigrated on 17 Jul 1874 from London via "Duke of Edinburgh" to Lyttleton, New Zealand , with William Corlett

Sailed London 17th July 1874 -
arrived Lyttleton 1st November 1874.
ship: 1117 tons, Captain: Mosey

Assisted Immigration

CORBETT, William, 22, Isle of Man, Farm Labourer. Total cost of Passage Money to the Government £36.5.0
CORBETT, Mary A, 21
CORBETT, Wm Edwd, 1¾
CORBETT, Jno Jas, 7 months
CORBETT, Male child, Infant - Born on board 1/10/1874, Infant weighed 11½

Newspaper stated that No contagious disease had appeared during the voyage and Three deaths of infants and five births occurred during the voyage.1,4

John died on 4 Nov 1874 at On Board "SS Maori", Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand , at age 1 year

John James Corlette
On Board Steamer Maori in passage from Akaroa to Timaru.
Aged 14mths.

Via the Timaru Herald, 6 Nov 1874

During the voyage of the Maori from Lyttelton, James Carlette, aged fourteen months, a child of one of the immirgrants died of consumption. The body was buried in the Timaru Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.1,5,6

John's cause of death on 4 Nov 1874 was from Consumption.

John was buried on 5 Nov 1874 at Timaru Cemetery, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand ,

aged 14mths.7

Father*William Corlett (1852 - 12 Oct 1936)
Mother*Mary Anne Cowley (1853 - 2 Sep 1923)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , Parish Register Transcripts of Andreas, 1649-1883- Andreas 1849 - 1883 - Baptisms March 1849 - Dec 1883, Marriages May 1849 - Nov 1883, Burials March 1849 - Dec 1883
    Film No 106179 Item 2
    Viewed at Logan Central Library, 9 July 2013 and copy obtained.. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), IOM, Parish Register, 1598 - 1950 - digital folder No 004498387, Image No 00079.
  4. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), Denise & Peters Shipping record page Internet as well as - NZ Immigration Passger Lists, 1855 - 1973, Canterbury 1874, Digital folder No 4412849 Image No 00008, pg 42. Under surname of CORBETT. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1874 Folio No 1121, Timaru Dec Qtr also new Online Ref 1874/830 with spelling of Corletta.. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  6. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Timaru Herald Vol XXI, Issue 1122, 6 Nov 1874, Pg 3. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  7. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Online Timaru Database: Ref 27493, Interred South End Free Ground, Block D, Plot 15. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.