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Convict Ship Albion 1827


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Embarked 192 men
Voyage 133 days
Deaths 0
Surgeon's Journal - No
Previous vessel: Brothers arrived 2 February 1827
Next vessel: Midas arrived 15 February 1827
Captain James Ralph
Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Walker (or Walk)
Prisoners of the Albion identified in the Hunter Valley


The Albion was built at Bristol in 1813.[2] Convicts were transported to Van Diemen's Land on the Albion in 1823 and to New South Wales in 1827 and 1828. The Prisoners came from counties in England and Scotland. Some of the men who were transferred from the Retribution hulk at Woolwich to the Albion on the 16th September included James Atherton, Richard Leeming, William Mitchell, John Greenwood, John Shuttleworth, Richard Pennington, Thomas Percival, Joseph Hart, John Badger, Thomas Palmer, John Linforth, Henry Bullock, William Bowes, Thomas Throp, Henry Pope, William Bairstow, William Bagnall, Edward Sugden, Thomas Clegg, Charles Jebson, Francis Fenwick and William Grayson.

Military Guard

It was reported in the London Morning Post on 20th September 1826 that a detachment of the 39th regiment was ordered to embark at Sheerness as Guard on the Albion. The Guard was under orders of Capt. Francis Crotty of the 39th. Assistant Surgeon James Evans of 57th regiment came passenger.


Departure of the Albion

The Albion departed Portsmouth on 4th October 1826.


Arrival in Port Jackson

It was a warm pleasant day on 14th February 1827 when the Albion arrived in Port Jackson.[1] The men were mustered on board the ship on 17th February by Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay. Convict indents include prisoners' name, age, education, religion, marital status, family, native place, trade, offence, when and where tried, sentence, prior convictions, place/to whom assigned and occasional information of colonial sentences and tickets of leave.


Convicts Disembarked

The Australian reported on 1st March: The male prisoners from the Albion were landed yesterday forenoon. Those which arrived by the Midas will be landed this morning. The whole of the prisoners are ordered for distribution. There are but few mechanics among them. They are for the most part labouring men.

This was an interesting assessment by the editor of the newspaper for while there were many farmer's men, ploughmen, errand boys, shepherds and labourers there were also quite a number of skilled workers. Some of the following are the occupations they gave ....brassfounder, blacksmith, whitesmith, cabinet maker, paper maker, stonemason, brazier, plumber, butcher, cork cutter, table knife cutler, tallow chandler, foundry and steam engine worker and sugar baker. Quite a few had also worked in the textile industry - stocking weavers, a needle bobbin maker, button makers, cotton spinners, cotton weavers, calico printers, ribbon weaver, cloth weaver, carpet weaver, leg horn hat presser, frame worker, horse hair manufacturer, silk dresser and fustian cutter.






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Assignment

Despite their varied occupations, unless they had a particular skill such as John Fordham, a printer's compositor who was assigned directly to Robert Howe at the Sydney Gazette, they were likely to be assigned to settlers to work as agricultural labourers and shepherds.

Some were assigned to John Pike and Col. Henry Dumaresq in the Hunter Valley, to Standish Lawrence Harris near Maitland and to Benjamin Davis near Paterson.

Several were assigned to the Australian Agricultural Company.....John Dodd, John Dunnivan, Thomas Harrison, Henry Horton, Thomas Leeson, John Linforth, Peter Lomax, John Mathieson, William Maulden, John McGraghe, John McNichol, John Murphy, Joseph Perara, Charles Simpson, John Tipping and Thomas Williams. The Company's holdings were in the Port Stephens district at this time. They did not expand north to the Liverpool Plains until the 1830s and their Newcastle coal mine wasn't operating until 1831, so the men who were assigned would probably have been employed as shepherds and agricultural workers on the Port Stephens land.

From the Sydney Gazette - 'There is a considerable number of young delinquents on board the Albion. On an inspection of the prisoners, which took place on Thursday last, by the Honorable Mr. McLeay, one precocious youth, in particular, of not more than 14 years of age, as he, himself stated, was asked, amongst other questions, how often he had been tried. He replied, four times! 'What trade are you?' was the next interrogatory. He had not been taught any. 'What were you brought up to?' said Mr. McLeay. 'To thieving your Honour!

The youngest prisoner on the Albion was John Brelsford a thirteen year old errand boy from Liverpool who was tried in Lancaster and sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing in a dwelling house. He was 4ft 1' in height when he arrived and grew to be 5ft 5in. In 1830 he had three years added to his sentence for robbing a hut at Sutton Forest. He was sent to Cockatoo Island where he was to remain until he became free which would not be until June 1845. Other boys who were transported on the Albion included Thomas Kent who was tried in Hertford and was 15; John McGregor from Edinburgh was 16; Henry Moir from London was 15; Thomas Percival from Lancaster was 16; James Thomas from London was 16; John Wilday from Warwick was 15. They were all sent to the Carter's Barracks on arrival.

Location of Carter's Barracks.......

Carter's Barracks

Departure from the Colony

The Albion departed the colony on 29th March bound for Batavia via Hobart lading eight casks of sea elephant oil, 100 chests of tea and an organ for St. John's Church, Launceston. Passengers D.A.C.G. Wemyss, Mrs Wemyss servant, Ensign Lewis and Charles Cowper. The Albion returned to Sydney from Hobart on 12th May with sheep, potatoes, wool, kangaroo skins and passengers including D.A.C.G. Wymss, Charles Cowper, Captain Dumaresq, Mr. Flahety, Mr. Townsend, Dr. Tytler and son, Mr. Day and steerage passengers.


Notes and Links

1). James Frazer arrived on the Albion. With the aid of another prisoner, he escaped from the colony. The Sydney Gazette reported on 28 February 1833.....Charles Robert Kelly, a prisoner of the crown, and one of the crew of the Custom House Boats, was brought before the Worships charged with having aided and assisted in the escape from the Colony of James Frazer, a prisoner of the Crown for life who held a ticket of exemption for the last eighteen months. Several witnesses were called whose evidence went to show that there had been some slight intimacy between the prisoners and Frazer, and that he had represented Frazer to be free. Mr. Raymond gave the prisoner a good character for activity and general good conduct and had known him to refuse money in similar transactions. Their Worships intimating to the prisoner that the evidence had been insufficient to commit him, he was discharged. James Frazer was apprehended in London in 1833 and again sentenced to transportation, this time for life for escaping. He arrived back in the colony on the Fairlie in 1834. In November 1836.....Our readers may remember that a prisoner of the crown for life named James Frazer, some years since very coolly went to the Custom House, and cleared himself as a passenger for London by a ship then on the point of sailing; he reached London in safety, but was captured a few days afterwards coming out of his mother's house, when, a good round sum of money was found upon him. He was again convicted of returning before the expiration of his sentence, and forwarded to this Colony. When he absconded he was considerably indebted to several merchants, he carrying on the business of a general dealer, the Government have now come to the equitable conclusion that the money found upon him when apprehended in London shall be fully divided as far as may be practicable among his creditors. ' (Sydney Gazette 1 November 1836)

2). Several prisoners had been tried in Scotland - Robert Hall from Edinburgh was first transported to VDL on the Atlas in 1816. He was re-transported on the Albion in 1827. He died in Sydney Hospital in 1834.

3). Other prisoners tried in Scotland (some gave their native place as Ireland) included George Dodds, Charles Lamard ; Duncan McCarthur; John McGregor; David Malligan; John Mathieson; Andrew Marten; Thomas McKenna; Denis Murphy; Trafalgar Neilson McPherson; Charles O'Neil; David Robertson and John Stoddart.

4). Francis Cashel Crotty - Deaths - On the 29th of May last at Abele Grove, Epsom, the residence of his brother in law the Rev. J. Wellings, Francis Cashel Crotty, Esq., Major of His Majesty's 39th Regiment of Foot, quartered at Bangalore, Madras, whence he returned by the ship Wellington. - Sydney Gazette 30 October 1834

5). Return of Convicts of the Albion assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June 1832)..... ..
Thomas Clegg - Painter and glazier assigned to J.B. Bettington at Sydney
John Evans - Factory boy assigned to Thomas Bray at Concord
James Grier - Bricklayer assigned to R. Lambert at Bathurst
John King - Silk dresser assigned to Donald McLeod at Argyle
Frederick Needham - Bargeman assigned to Major Rhode at Waterloo Mills

6). Prisoners and passengers of the Albion identified in the Hunter Valley region


7). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 39th regiment included the following............

Regalia departed Dublin 16 March 1826. Lieutenant William Sacheverell Coke

England departed the Downs 6 May 1826. Major George Pitt D'Arcy

Marquis of Huntley departed Sheerness 16 May 1826 - Major Donald MacPherson

Boyne departed Cork 29 June 1826 - Captain Thomas Edward Wright

Speke departed Sheerness 8 August 1826 - Lieutenant Henry Clarence Scarman

Phoenix departed Dublin 27 August 1826 - Lieutenant Charles Cox

Albion departed Plymouth 4 October 1826 - Captain Francis Crotty

Midas departed Plymouth 16 October 1826 - Lieutenant George Meares Bowen

Mariner departed Cork 14 January 1827 - Captain Charles Sturt

Countess of Harcourt departed Dublin 14 February 1827 - Lieutenant George Sleeman; Ensign Spencer

Guildford departed Plymouth 31 March 1827 - Captain John Douglas Forbes

Manlius departed Downs 17 April 1827 - Quarter-master Benjamin Lloyd

Cambridge departed Dublin 2 June 1827 - Colonel Patrick Lindesay

Champion departed London 3 June 1827 - Ensign Reid

Bussorah Merchant deaprted London 27 March 1828 - Ensign W. Kennedy Child

Sophia departed Dublin 15 September 1828 departed Dublin 15 September 1828 - Major Thomas Poole

Portland departed Portsmouth on 27 November 1831.

Prisoners of the Albion identified in the Hunter region


Name Notes
Askeren, John Age 26. Farmer's man from Lincolnshire. Convicted of cow stealing and sentenced to transportation for life. Assigned to Archibald Bell at Belmont, Richmond, on arrival. In June 1833 at Archibald Bell junior's farm at Invermein where he was employed as a watchman on one of the sheep stations, John Askeron appeared before the Magistrate to complain of not having a blanket. The overseer Samuel Owens had applied to Mr. Bell for them but they had not arrived. Askeren was to be withdrawn from service if they did not arrive within a month. On the same day before the same Magistrate John Askerin was sentenced to 36 lashes for tearing up his bed tick made of coarse canvas to make ration bags. He had stated that the tick was too short for him and so hard that he could not use it, but was punished anyway. He was granted a Ticket of Leave in 1836
Atherton, James Age 25. Nativeof Blackdale, farmer's labourer. Convicted at Lancaster 7 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for stealing a lamb. Sent to the Retirubtion Hulk at Woolwich on 11 May 1826. Assigned to J. Underwood at Melville, Co. Durham on arrival. In 1828 he was assigned to Francis Mitchell at Melville.
Bagnall, William (1) William Bagnall age 32. Farmer's man and ploughman from Staffordshire. Married. Tried at Warwick 25 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for horse stealing. Assigned to Robert Lethbridge at Prospect on arrival. Scar on upper part inside left arm and point of nose disfigures (impediment in speech) . Applied to marry Ann McLoughlin (ship Roslin Castle 1836) in December 1828. Granted a Ticket of Leave for district of Wollombi in January 1841
Bagnall, William (2) William Bagnall age 24. Table knife cutler from Sheffield. Tried at York 18 December 1826. Sentenced to 14 years transportation for highway robbery. Assigned to William Davis in Sydney on arrival. Scar over right eye and large scar on right cheek, lower part of little finger of left hand cut off . Spouse Honora Geary. Granted Ticket of Leave for the disstrict of Parramatta in 1833 which was altered to Patrick Plains in November 1837
Bailey, George Waterman from London age 18. Tried in Surry 22 May 1826 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for picking pockets. Assigned to Archibald Bell senior at Belmont, Richmond on arrival. Notes - Sent to Norfolk Island four years December 1828. Admitted to Newcastle Gaol from Maitland in October 1835. To be sent to Hyde Park Barracks, his assignment being revoked. Died in Sydney 17 March 1844
Barlow, John Age 18. Cottonweaver from Manchester. Sentencedto 7 years transportation for stealing handkerchiefs. Assigned to John Pike in the Upper Hunter Valley on arrival.
Bartlett, John Farmer's man age 31. Tried in Oxford 1st March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for picking pockets. Assigned to Col. Dumaresq on arrival. Appointed honorary constable at St. Heliers in August 1827. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Upper Hunter River in 1832. Married Marianne Robinson (ship Elizabeth 1828) of Newcastle in November 1832. In January 1840 he had been recommended for a conditional pardon but had afterwards proved himself unworthy and the indulgence was withdrawn. He was taken into custody at Muswellbrook. In January 1842. Marianne came to visit him in gaol and while in Muswellbrook was attacked by Edward Lally who tried to rape her. Lally who was later described as a rogue and a vagabond, was found not guilty of the crime later that year as it was considered that she was not very sensitive as to the attempted violaton because she did not immediately make a complaint. In April 1842 John Bartlett was sent to Newcastle Gaol from Muswellbrook and later having been found guilty of theft was sentenced to transportation for life. He was sent to Cockatoo Island on 7 September 1842
Bowes, William Farmer's man and ploughman age 24 from Yorkshire. Married. Tried 18 December 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Edward Sparke at Hunter River on arrival. In September 1847 admitted to Newcastle Gaol from Maitland on a charge of horse stealing. To be sent for trial
Breedon, Christopher Brickmaker's boy age 20. Native place Nottingham. Tried 14 July 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Percy Simpson at Lake Macquarie on arrival. Absconded from No. 7 iron gang in September 1829. 3rd time running. Absconded from Richard Clarke at Pattersons Plains in April 1832. 5th time running. Absconded from the General Hospital at Newcastle on 16 November 1837. Granted at Ticket of leave for Maitland in 1838. In April 1848 at Maitland Richard Clarke was found guitly of stealing a shawl belonging to Christopher Breedon from the person of Ann Breedon. Clarke sentenced to 3 months in Newcastle gaol
Bristol, Arthur Age 19. Stockinger from Sussex. Tried at Leicester 20 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to Joseph Underwood at Melville on arrival. In October 1835 he was sentenced to transportation for seven years for uttering a forged Certificate of Freedom. When first taken and confined in the watch house at Sydney he escaped but was apprehended at Parramatta. Sent to Norfolk Island. In March 1842 the Sydney Gazette reported that he had been apprehended in Pitt Street Sydney. He was one of 7 men who broke out of Woolloomoolloo Gaol two years previously. He put up a desperate resistance and two loaded pistols and ten rounds of ball cartridge were found on him. He was sentenced by Capt. Innes to be worked in irons for 2 years and he was admitted to Darlinghurst Gaol from Hyde Park Barracks before being sent to Cockatoo Island under sentence of 2 years in irons. He was working in the Engineer's boat crew in 1845 when he was charged with absenting and assault and ordered to be confined in a cell at Cockatoo Island for 14 days. In 1845 he joined Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell's expedition - the party consisted of prisoners of the Crown in different stages of probation, with whom the prospect of additional liberty was an incentive so powerful, that no money payment was asked by them or expected, while, from experience, I knew that for such an enterprise as this I could rely on their zealous services. The patience and resolution of such men in the face of difficulties, I had already witnessed; and I had hired three of the old hands, in order the more readily to introduce my accustomed camp arrangements. Volunteers of all classes had certainly come eagerly forward, offering their gratuitous services on this expedition of discovery; but discipline and implicit obedience were necessary in such a party to ensure the objects in view, as well as its own preservation; and it was not judged expedient, where some prisoners were indispensable as mechanics, to mix with them men of a different class, over whom the same kind of authority could not be exercised. He was granted a conditional pardon in 1848
Broster, William Farmer's boy age 18 from Burton upon Trent. Tried in Stafford 10 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Hamilton Hume on arrival. Died in Maitland in November 1834
Bryant, John Shoemaker age 24. Tried Middlesex gaol delivery and sentenced to 14 years transportation for picking pockets. Assigned to John Swan, Hunters River on arrival . In 1828 assigned to William Ogilvie at Merton
Burrows, Thomas Age 19. Cotton spinner from Manchester. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to John Jenkins Peacock at 2nd branch Hunter River on arrival.
Cooke, Richard Richard Cooke age 24. Porter from Liverpool. Married 2 children. Tried at Lancaster 7 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for robbery. Assigned to William Bucknell at Parramatta on arrival. Absconded from William Bucknell in March 1841. Granted at Ticket of Leave for Newcastle in 1846 and a Conditional Pardon in 1850
Dodd, John Age 19. Blacksmith Native of Birmingham. Tried in Warwick 25 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Granted a Ticket of leave for Newcastle in 1835. Ticket of leave holder at Maitland in 1837. Married Emma Sophia Martin at Paterson in 1841
Donovan, Michael Michael Donovan age 18. Errand boy from London. Tried at London 11 May 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Joseph Pye, settler at East Creek. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Newcastle in 1839. In April 1844 at Newcastle his Ticket of Leave was cancelled for gross disorderly and obscene conduct and he was returned to government service. He was granted a Conditional Pardon in 1850.
Dunn alias Dunning, John John Dunn alias Dunning age 24. Cotton spinner and labourer from Manchester. Tried at Liverpool 7 November 1825. Sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing clothes. No place of assignment recorded. In Newcastle in December 1835 he was assigned to the A.A. Company and charged with steaing a goose belonging to James Reid. He sentenced to 7 days in the cells for drunkennes later that month. In September 1837 still assigned to the A. A. Company and employed as a sawyer he was sentenced to 14 days solitary confinement for drunkenness. Had been out working for 12 months and had been given 1 day holiday on the day he returned to Newcastle (the day he was arrested for drunkenness)
Elliott, Richard Richard Elliott age 18. Errand boy from London. Tried in London 16 February 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for stealing in a dwelling house. Assigned to Berry at Wollstoncraft on arrival. Absconded from Henry Hewitt at Patrick Plains in October 1836
Forster, Joseph Joseph Forster age 24. Farmer's man and ploughman from Staffordshire. Tried at Stafford 10 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to J. Walker at Concord on arrival. Granted a ticket of leave for Patrick Plains in 1835. Married Sarah Caster (ship Providence) in April 1839
Frazer, James Shoemaker age 19 from London. Reads and writes. Tried 6 April 1826 in London and sentenced to transportation for life for privately stealing. Assigned to Benjamin Davis on arrival. Escaped from the colony and was apprehended in London and returned by the ship Fairlie in 1834.
Gisborne, John Age 30. Widower. Native place: in the army. Trade Bricklayer's labourer. Tried in Nottingham 10 March 1826 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for stealing meat. Assigned to William Bucknell at Parramatta on arrival and at Wallis Plains in 1828. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Newcastle and employed by George Brooks at Newcastle in 1836
Grayson, William Curry Age 18. Shoemaker from Yorkshire. Tried at York 18 March 1826. Sentenced to 14 years for sacrilege.. Assigned to William Lett at Penrith on arrival. In November 1836 Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Dungog. Returned to government service. Temporarily assigned to Rev. Wilton on 3rd January 1837In January 1837 discharged from court after being accused with allowing his master's belonings to be taken away. Absconded from the service of Helenus Scott at Invermein in September1838.
Halckin, Clause Age 28. Sugar baker from Germany. Tried in London 6 April 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for privately stealing. Assigned to Benjamin Davis on arrival. Granted a ticket of leave for Patrick Plains in 1834. Correspondence in July 1839 from Edward Denny Day regarding the unsuitability of C. Halckin for a Certificate of Freedom as Halckin and his wife had been found to use most infamous means of making money such as the prostitution of a female convict confined in the watch house and extorting money from prisoner's relatives. Convicted of fraudulently converting money to his own use and sentenced to be worked in irons for twelve months and recommended that his ticket of leave be cancelled. Granted a Ticket of Leave for County Northumberland in 1843 and a Conditional Pardon in 1852.
Hare, James Cottonweaver age 19 from Gibraltar. Tried in Lancaster March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for passing bad notes. Assigned to John Brown, settler at the 1st branch Co. Northumberland Hunter River. Died in Bathurst hospital ?1839
Harrison, Thomas Jeweller and blacksmith age 20 from Birmingham. Tried in Warwick 25th March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for burglary.Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival . Assigned to Company at Port Stephens in November 1828. In July 1836 married Ann Lawless (ship Pyramus 1832) at Newcastle. Granted an Absolute Pardon on 12 October 1842
Hodgson, William Herdsman age 21 from Lincolnshire. Tried 16 July 1825 and sentenced to transportation for life for cattle stealing. Assigned to Col. Dumaresq on arrival. Still at St. Heliers in 1828 Granted a Ticket of Leave for Invermein in November 1837 which was cancelled for theft in December 1842 Applied to marry Isabella Dodd at Scone in September 1841. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Muswellbrook in 1843
Holden, Richard Richard Holden age 21. Calico printer and farmer's labourer from Lancashire. Tried at Lancaster 7 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery. Assigned to Charles Throsby at Glenfield, Minto on arrival. For trial at Superior court for cattle stealing. Admitted to Newcastle Gaol 5 August. Forwarded to Sydney gaol by Lord Liverpool 18 August. In February 1842 sent to Newcastle gaol from Maitland. No offence stated. Forwarded to Hyde Park Barracks
Horton, Henry Age 21. Pearl button maker from Warwickshire. Tried 25 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for 14 years for burglary. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. At Port Stephens in November 1828
Jeffreys, William Brickmaker's labourer age 19 from Suffolk. Tried at Maidstone 2 August 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Standish Lawrence Harris at Hunter River on arrival
King, Luke Luke King age 23. Farmer's man and ploughman from Lincolnshire. Married with 1 child. Tried at Lincoln 4 March 1825. Sentenced to transportation for life for shooting at a man. Assigned to John McDougall at Baulkham Hills on arrival . Assigned to James McDougall at Patrick Plains in 1828. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Patrick Plains in 1836
Lamard, Charles Charles Lamard age 32. Farmer's man and shepherd from Aberdeenshire. Tried at Edinboro 17 July 1826. Sentenced to 14 years transportation for smuggling. Assigned to Col. Dumaresq on arrival. Assigned to Archibald Bell at Segenhoe and employed as a bullock drive in November 1828. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Upper Hunter district in June 1833
Leeson, Thomas Age 20. Frameworker from Nottingham. Tried 14 Jly 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for robbery. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Assigned to the Company at Port Stephens 1828 - 1837
Liney, Edward Farmer's boy age 19 from Highgate. Tried in London 13th May 1826 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for larceny. Assigned to John Pike at Hunter River on arrival. Sent to Newcastle Gaol from Merton under sentence of 4 months imprisonment in October 1834
Linforth, John Age 24. Pearl button maker from Birmingham. Tried in Warwick and sentenced to transportation for life for housebreaking. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Granted at Ticket of Leave for Patrick Plains in 1835. Died near Dungog October1839
Lock, Matthew Ploughman from Camberwell. Assigned to Francis Oakes at Parramatta on arrival. Ticket of leave cancelled for theft in March 1832. Absconded from Parramatta 26 January 1834, 2nd time running. Had three years added to his sentence for robbing a hut. Free in December 1840 vide letter to Brisbane Water
Lomax, Peter Age 17. Cotton Factory worker. Tried in Kirkdale 7 November 1825 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for house robbery. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. In Newcastle Gaol in November 1828
Martin, James James Martin age 22. Ropemaker from Berkshire. London Gaol Delivery 22 June 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for privately stealing. Assigned to H.M. Dockyard on arrival.In July 1837 Attached to road gang no 3 stockade. Charged with having stolen stolen property. Sentenced to be worked in irons 6mths at Harper's Hill iron gang. Absconded from John Blaxland at Merton in May 1839
Mathieson, John Age 26. Carman and iron founder from Glasgow. Married. Tried in Glasgow 29 April 1826 and sentenced to transportation for stealing cheese. Assiged to the A.A. Company on arrival..At Port Stephens in November 1828. In November 1832 Prisoner under sentence of transportation for Life. Assigned to the A.A. Company. To be admitted to the General Hospital in Sydney and returned to the Company when cured Granted a Ticket of Leave for Maitland in 1835.Resided at Paterson in 1837. Died at Paterson in May 1838Died in consequence of a fall from a dray n 28th April 1838
Maulden, William Age 17. Shoemaker's boy from London. Tried 15 September 1825 and sentenced to transportation for life for picking pockets. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival.
McCarter, Duncan Alias McArthur. Age 50. Farmer's labourer from Glasgow. Sentenced to transportation for life for robbing a trunk. Assigned to John Pike at Hunter River on arrival. At Newcastle Convict barracks in 1828. Appointed constable and scourger at Darlington in January 1831. Died in Liverpool Hospital 28 December 1838.
McGragh, John Age 18. Fustian cutter from Manchester. Tried 7 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival
McGregor, John Errand boy age 16 from Edinbrough. Tried 15 November 1824 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for house breaking. Assigned Archibald Little Hunter River on arrival. At Newcastle Hospital in 1828. Punished for absconding and robbery at Luskintyre in March 1831
McKenna, Thomas Age 19. Cotton spinner from Dundalk. Tried at Glasgow 27 April 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Roger Conner at Wilberforce on arrival. Absconded from service of James Phillips in March 1836. In Newcastle Hospital in 1837. Absconded from service of Sir Francis Forbes and apprehended in July 1838 and again in March 1840. Absconded from Newcastle Stockade in January 1842. After being captured in Sydney he was forwarded to Newcastle to be dealt with by Newcastle Bench. In September 1842 absconded from Newcastle Stockade 16th August in irons and was described as a notorious character- Sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, large cut inside right forefinger . He absconded again in August 1844
McNichol, John Age 19. Bargeman and brickmaker's labourer from Rothertithe. Tried in London 7 April 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival
Mitchell, William William Mitchell age 26. Farmer's man and ploughman from Cheshire. Tried at Lancaster 7 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for horse stealing. Assigned to Robert Williams at Richmond on arrival . Assigned to Joseph Onus at Patrick Plains in 1828
Moier, Henry Henry Moier age 16. Errand boy. London Gaol Delivery 2 December 1824. Sentenced to 14 years transportation for picking pockets.. Assigned to Carters Barracks on arrival. In 1828 assigned to Archibald Bell at St. Heliers and employed as a shepherd
Murphy, John Age 21. Plaisterer from London. Tried 8 May 1826 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for picking pockets. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Left arm smaller than right. Died 13 August 1832.
Needham, Frederick Age 22. Bargeman from Nottingham. Tried in Leicester 20 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to Archibald Little at Hunter River on arrival
Oakley alias Edwards, Edward John Age 20. Shoemaker from London. Tried 11 April 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Benjamin Davis at Hunter River on arrival
Oldham, John John Oldham age 21. Waiter from Middlesex. Tried London 11 May 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery. Assigned to J. Underwood at Melville on arrival . Ticket of leave holder at Patrick Plains in 1837. Died in November 1838 at Patrick Plains
Palmer, Thomas Thomas Palmer age 22. Pearl button maker from Birmingham. Tried at Warwick 25 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to J. Underwood at Melville on arrival .. Assigned to Francis Mitchell at Melville in 1828. In June 1831 Sentenced by Maitland bench to a penal settlement for 2 yrs for house breaking and robbery. Admitted to Newcastle Gaol 18th June. Sent to Sydney gaol 25 June
Pearsall, Samuel Age 21. Pearlbutton maker from Staffordshire. Sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Standish Lawrence Harris on arrival . Assigned to Duncan Forbes Mackay in 1828 and employed as a stockman
Pennington, Joseph Age 26. Farmers man. Sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Col. Dumaresq. Assigned to Archibald Bell at St. Heliers in 1828. Granted a ticket of leave for Invermein in 1835 In May 1839 at Muswellbrook - Request from Magistrate Edward Denny Day to the Principal Supt. of Convicts re Joseph Pennington and John Hyde who held tickets of leave for Muswellbrook, to be given passports for twelve months to employ themselves beyond the boundaries in the service of Henry Dangar
Perara, Joseph Age 24. Tailor from London. Tried 8 December 1825 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing shovels. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Granted Ticket of Leave for Maitland in September 1831
Riley, Thomas Age 17. Horse hair manufactury worker from London. Sentenced to transportation for life for picking pockets. Assigned to Standish Lawrence Harris on arrival. Assigned to Harris at Goulburn Grove, Patterson Plains in 1828. Granted Ticket of Leave in March 1836. Assigned to Andrew Lang in 1837
Roberts, George George Roberts age 24. Baker from Nottinghamshire. Tried 14 July 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for stealing in a dwelling house. Assigned to F. Girard in Sydney on arrival . Assigned to Henry Dumaresq at Port Stephens in 1837. Granted Ticket of Leave for Port Stephens in May 1837
Shipley, Henry Henry Shipley age 19. Whitesmith from Nottingham. Tried at Nottingham 10 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery. Assigned to Standish Lawrence Harris at Hunter River on arrival
Simpson, Charles Age 20. Ribbon weaver from Warwick. Sentenced to transportation for life for house robbery. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. Assigned to the A. A. Company at Port Stephens in 1828
Smith, Henry Age 20. Cottonweaver from Manchester. Sentenced to transportation for 7 years for warehouse robbery. Assigned to Edward Sparke at Hunter River on arrival. Granted a Ticket of Leave in 1831 for Maitland which was cancelled for drunkenness and riotin in May 1831.
Smith, James James Smith age 27. Blacksmith and farrier from Huntingdon. Married with 1 child. Tried at Salop 15 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to the Engineer's Department on arrival. Granted Ticket of Leave for Wollombi in 1844
Snarl, John John Snarle or Snarr age 17. Butcher from Hull. Tried at Surrey 28 August 1826. Sentenced to 14 years transportation for picking pockets. Assigned to Edward Sparke at Hunter River on arrival
Sugden, Edward Edward Sugden age 20. Cloth weaver from Yorkshire. Tried at York 18 December 1826. Sentenced to 14 years transportation for highway robbery. Assigned to Archibald Bell senior at Belmont, Richmond on arrival. In 1828 absconded from No. 19 road gang. In January 1831 sent to Newcastle gaol from Sydney. To be forwarded to Invermein to be dealt with for absconding. Absconded from H. C. Sempill in January 1834, apprehended and on 5 February 1834 sentenced to 12 months in an iron gang; and 15 February 1837 at Invermein sentenced to 12 months in an iron gang. In November 1839 sent to Newcastle gaol from Sydney, to be sent for trial for receiving stolen property. Admitted to bail. In February 1840 sent to Newcastle gaol from Maitland on a charge of absenting and insolence. Forwarded to Hyde Park Barracks. In May 1841 sent to Newcastle gaol from Scone on a charge of obtaining a horse under false pretences. Sent for trial
Surgay, John John Surgay age 24. Farmer's man and ploughman from Lincolnshire. Tried at Lincoln 6 March 1825. Sentenced to transportation for life for robbery. Assigned to Standish Lawrence Harris on arrival. Assigned to William Innes at Patterson Plains in 1828. Absconded from William Innes in Janaury 1829. Absconded from Newcastle bridge party for the 4th time in March 1831. Assigned to Hayden and Brodie at Invermein in 1837. Granted Ticket of Leave in March 1837. Absconded from William Dun at Paterson in April 1839. Granted a Ticket of Leave for Paterson in 1842. Granted Conditional Pardon. Pardon available everywhere except in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dated 21st December 1847
Thorp, Thomas Age 40. Tried in York. sentenced to transportation for life for house breaking. Assigned to Ralph Clark, settler at Pattersons Plains.
Tipping, John John Tipping age 22. Gun finisher from Warwick. Tried 22 June 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to the A.A. Company on arrival. At Port Stephens in 1837
Turner, John Age 17. Employed skeining silk. Tried at Salford 24 October 1825. Sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing slops. Note - will not be free till 1837. In June 1841 sent to Newcastle Gaol from Muswellbrook suspected of being illegally at large. Sent to Hyde Park Barracks.
Walker, Joseph Shepherd. Tried in Leicester 20 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for sheep stealing. Assigned to Henry Dumaresq on arrival. Assigned to Archibald Bell at St. Heliers in 1828. Granted a ticket of leave for Invemein in September 1837 and December 1841
Wilday, John John Wilday age 15. Jeweller's apprentice from Warwickshire. Tried at Warwick 25 March 1826. Sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Assigned to Carters Barracks on arrival. Assigned to James Bowman in 1828
Williams, Thomas Age 22. Papermaker from Hereford. Sentenced to transportation for life. Assigned to A.A. Company on arrival


References

[1] The Monitor 17 February 1827

[2] Bateson, Charles Library of Australian History (1983). The convict ships, 1787-1868 (Australian ed). Library of Australian History, Sydney : pp.346-347, 385


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