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Convict Ships to New South Wales 1835

Sixteen Convict Ships set sail from England and Ireland bound for New South Wales in 1835. Many of the English prisoners on these vessels were tried in the Central Criminal Court and incarcerated at Newgate prison to await transportation......

The Old Bailey - We shall never forget the mingled feelings of awe and respect with which we used to gaze on the exterior of Newgate in our schoolboy days. How dreadful its rough, heavy walls, and low massive doors appeared to us - the latter looking as if they were made of the express purpose of letting people in, and never letting them out again. Then the fetters over the debtors' door, which we used to think were a bone fide set of irons, just hung up there for convenience sake, ready to be taken down at a moments notice, and rivetted on the limbs of some refractory felon!

Often have we strayed here in sessions time, just to catch a glimpse of the whipping place, and that dark building on one side of the yard, in which is kept the gibbet, with all its dreadful apparatus more of the Old Bailey published in the Sydney Monitor in 1835

Select here to find lists of Prisoners who were Sentenced to Transportation by the Central Criminal Court in 1835 as well as the period of his or her detention in Newgate after Sentence.


Henry Porcher departed 4 September 1834. Arrived Port Jackson 1 January 1835. Surgeon Thomas Galloway. 252 Convicts

Royal Admiral departed 27 September 1834. Arrived Port Jackson 22 January 1835. Surgeon James Osborne. 201 convicts

Bengal Merchant departed 1 October 1834. Arrived Port Jackson 30 January 1835. Surgeon James Ellis. Convict 267.

Forth departed 31 October 1834. Arrived Port Jackson 3 February 1835. Surgeon Thomas Robertson. Convicts 195

Lady Nugent departed 4 December 1834. Arrived Port Jackson 9 April 1835. Surgeon Oliver Sproule. Convicts 284

Neva departed 8 January 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 13 May 1835. Surgeon John Stephenson. 151 convicts. (Wrecked)

Marquis Huntley departed 27 March 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 5 July 1835. Surgeon Alick Osborne. Convicts 319

Westmoreland departed 9 March 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 15 July 1835. Surgeon Charles Inches. Convicts 218.

Hero departed 15 March 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 31 August 1835. Surgeon David Boyter. Convicts 197

Mary III departed 16 April 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 6 September 1835. Surgeon John Inches. Convicts 177.

England departed 8 June 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 28 September 1835. Surgeon Obediah Pineo. Convicts 230.

Backwell departed 12 June 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 29 September 1835. Surgeon John Love. Convicts 150

Mary Ann departed 9 July 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 26 October 1835. Surgeon Campbell France. Convicts 305.

Lady McNaughten departed 23 June 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 26 October 1835. Surgeon George Forman. Convicts 298

Royal Sovereign departed 29 July 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 12 December 1835. Surgeon Francis Logan.

Hive departed 24 August 1835. Arrived Port Jackson 10 December 1835. Surgeon Anthony Donoghue. Convicts 252.



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