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Select from the Links to find information about Convict Ships arriving in New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land between the years 1788 and 1850. Some of the information is adapted from Charles Bateson's The Convict Ships; Surgeons at Sea  (Online)- National Archives; Surgeon's Journals available at Ancestry; and various contemporary newspapers and journals.       Select here to find other resources used to compile Convict Ship pages.
Enter the Ship and Year of Arrival on the Search page to find Hunter Valley convicts arriving on each convict ship. eg Wanstead 1814; Florentia 1828; Surry 1831.


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Convict Ships to Norfolk Island   -  Nautilus    Augusta Jessie   Mangles   Maitland   Blundell   Agincourt    Hydrabad   David Malcolm   Mayda    China   John Calvin    Eliza 

First Fleet - The First Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS Supply accompanied by six convict transports- Alexander   Charlotte   Friendship   Lady Penrhyn   Prince of Wales   Scarborough and three store ships, the Borrowdale, Fishburn and Golden Grove
 

A

Aboukir 1852       Active 1791       Adamant 1821       Adelaide 1849        Admiral Barrington 1791       Admiral Gambier 1808       Admiral Gambier 1811       Adrian 1830          Aeolus 1809       Agamemnon 1820       Agincourt 1844        Albemarle 1791       Albion 1823        Albion 1827        Albion 1828          Alexander 1788       Alexander 1806          Alexander 1816 (Ire)         Almorah 1817           Almorah 1820       Almorah 1824 (Ire)         America 1829           Andromeda 1830        Andromeda 1833         Andromeda 1834 (Ire)                   Ann & Amelia 1825           Anne 1801 (Ireland)        Anne 1810          Anne 1801 (Ireland)         Archduke Charles 1813 (Ire)         Asia 1820       Asia 1822           Asia 1824          Asia (1) 1825          Asia (III) 1825         Asia 1828          Asia 1830 (Ireland)         Asia 1831          Asia 1832         Asia 1833         Asia 1837          Atlantic 1791           Atlas 1802 (July)         Atlas (October)         Atlas 1816           Atlas 1819   Augusta Jessie 1840           Aurora 1833


B

Backwell 1835       Bangalore 1850   Bencoolen 1819       Bardaster 1836       Baring 1815       Baring 1819       Barossa 1839       Barwell 1798       Batavia 1818       Bengal Merchant 1835       Bengal Merchant 1836       Bengal Merchant 1838       Blenheim 1834       Blenheim 1839  Blundell  Boddingtons 1793       Borodino 1828       Boyd 1809       Boyne 1826       Brampton 1823       Britannia 1791       Britannia 1797       Britannia 1798       Britannia 1814       Brothers 1824       Brothers 1827 (Ireland)       Broxbornebury 1814       Buffalo 1833       Buffalo 1837       Buffalo 1840       Burrell 1830       Burrell 1832       Bussorah Merchant 1828                   Bellona 1793       Bussorah Merchant 1831


C

Calcutta 1803       Calcutta 1837       Calder 1822       Caledonia 1820       Caledonia 1822       Caledonia 1838    Calista 1828    Cambridge 1827       Camden 1831       Canada 1801       Canada 1810       Canada 1815       Canada 1817 (Ireland)       Canada 1819       Captain Cook 1832       Captain Cook 1833       Captain Cook 1836       Caroline 1831       Caroline 1833 (Ireland)       Castle Forbes 1820       Castle Forbes 1824   Catherine 1814       Champion 1827       Chapman 1817       Charles Kerr 1837       Charlotte 1788  China  City of Edinburgh 1828 (Ireland)       Cawdry 1826       City of Edinburgh 1832   Claudine 1829       Clorinda 1835   Clyde 1830 (VDL)    Clyde 1832       Clyde 1838                   Competitor 1823 (VDL)       Competitor 1828       Coromandel 1802       Coromandel 1804       Coromandel 1820       Countess of Harcourt                   1822       Countess of Harcourt 1824       Countess of Harcourt 1827       Countess of Harcourt 1828      
Caledonia 1820      
Caledonia 1822      
Canton 1840       Castle Forbes 1820       Constant 1843       Coromandel1820



D

Daphne 1819       David Malcolm 1845  Diamond 1838       Diana 1833       Dick 1821       Dorothy 1820       Dromedary 1820       Duke of Portland 1807   Dunvegan Castle 1830       Dunvegan Castle 1832


E

Eagle 1811       Earl Cornwallis 1801       Earl Grey 1836       Earl Grey 1838       Earl of Liverpool 1831       Earl Spencer 1813       Earl St. Vincent 1818       Earl St. Vincent 1820       Earl St. Vincent 1823       Eden 1836       Eden 1840       Edward 1829 (Ireland)       Edward 1831       Eleanor 1831       Eliza 1820       Eliza 1822       Eliza 1827       Eliza 1828       Eliza 1829       Eliza 1832                   Eliza 1849   Elizabeth 1816       Elizabeth 1818 (Ireland)       Elizabeth 1820       Elizabeth 1828 (Ireland)       Elizabeth 1836       Elphinstone 1838       Emma Eugenia 1838       England 1826       England 1835       Exmouth 1831       Experiment 1804       Experiment 1809 (Ireland)



F

Fairlie 1834       Fame 1817
       Fanny 1816       Fanny 1833       Ferguson 1829       Florentia 1828       Florentia 1830       Forth(I) 1830       Forth (II) 1830 (Ire)       Forth 1835       Fortune 1806       Fortune 1813       Francis & Eliza 1815                   Frederick 1815       Frederick 1817       Friends 1811       Friendship 1788       Friendship 1800       Friendship 1818



G

Gaillardon 1838   Gaillardon 1839       Ganges 1797       General Hewitt 1814       General Stewart 1818       George Hibbert 1834       Georgiana 1831       Glatton 1803       Globe 1819       Glory 1818       Gorgon 1791       Governor Ready 1829       Grenada 1819       Grenada 1821       Grenada 1825       Grenada 1827       Greyhound 1818      
Guardian 1790  Guildford 1812       Guildford 1816       Guildford 1818       Guildford 1820       Guildford 1822       Guildford 1824       Guildford 1827       Guildford1829       Georgiana 1829
Gilbert Henderson 1840



H

Hadlow 1818       Hadlow 1820       Harmony 1827       Hashemy 1849       Hebe 1820       Heber 1837       Henry 1823       Henry 1825       Henry Porcher 1825       Henry Porcher 1835       Henry Tanner 1834                                      Henry Wellesley 1836       Henry Wellesley 1837       Hercules 1802 (Ireland)       Hercules 1825       Hercules 1830       Hercules 1832       Hero 1835       Heroine 1833       Hibernia 1819       Hillsborough 1799       Hindostan 1809      

Hindostan 1821       Hive 1834       Hive 1835       Hooghley 1825       Hooghley 1828       Hooghley 1831 (Ireland)       Hooghley 1834       Havering 1849       Henry 1825       Hibernia 1819      
Hydrabad 1845

 

I


Indefatigable 1815       Indian 1810       Indispensable 1796      
Indispensable 1809        Integrity 1837       Isabella 1818       Isabella 1822       Isabella 1823        Isabella 1832       Isabella 1840 (Ireland)       Indefatigable 1812

 

J


James Laing 1834       James Pattison 1830       James Pattison 1837       Jane 1831       Janus 1820 (Ireland)       Java 1833       John 1827       John 1829       John 1832       John 1837       John Barry 1819       John Barry 1821       John Barry 1836       John Barry 1839       John Bull 1821 (Ireland)  John Calvin 1846  John Renwick 1838  Juliana 1820

K

 

Kains 1831                         Katherine Stewart Forbes 1830       King William 1840       Kitty 1792


L


LadyCastlereagh1818       LadyFeversham 1830       Lady Harewood 1831       Lady Harewood 1832       Lady Juliana 1790       Lady Kennaway 1835       Lady Kennaway 1836       Lady McNaughten 35       Lady Nugent 1835       Lady Penrhyn 1788       Lady Rowena 1826       Lady Shore 1797       Larkins 1817       Larkins 1829       Layton 1829       Lloyds 1833       Lloyds 1837       Lonach 1825       Lord Eldon 1817       Lord Lyndoch 1833       Lord Lyndoch 1838       Lord Melville 1817       Lord Melville 1829       Lord Melville 1830
       Lord Sidmouth 1819 Lord Sidmouth 1821 Lord Sidmouth 1823       Lord Wellington 1820                    Louisa 1827       Lucy Davidson 1829       Lady Castlereagh 1818       Lady Kennaway 1835       Lady Ridley 1821       Lord Melville 1818                   Lord Sidmouth 1823

M


Maitland 1840                   Malabar 1819       Mangles 1820       Mangles 1822       Mangles 1824       Mangles 1826       Mangles 1828       Mangles 1833       Mangles 1837       Mangles 1840       Manlius 1827       Margaret 1837(Ire)       Margaret 1839 (Ire)       Margaret 1840 (Ire)       Maria 1818       Maria 1820       Mariner 1816       Mariner 1825(Ire)       Mariner 1827       Marq Cornwallis1796                     Marquis Hastings 26       Marquis Hastings 27       Marq Hastings 28       Marquis Huntley 26                     Marquis Huntley 28              Marquis Huntley 30              Marquis Huntley 35                   Marquis Wellington15       Martha 1818       Mary 1819       Mary 1822       Mary 1823       Mary 1833       Mary 1835       Mary 1836       Mary Anne 1791  Mary Anne 1816       Mary Anne 1822       Mary Ann 1835       Mary Ann 1839       Matilda 1791       Medina 1823       Medway 1821       Mellish 1829       Mermaid 1830       Merope 1834       Midas 1825       Midas 1827       Middlesex 1840       Minerva 1800       Minerva 1818       Minerva 1819       Minerva 1821       Minerva 1824       Minerva 1839 (Ire)       Minorca 1801       Minstrel 1812       Minstrel 1825       Moffatt 1836       Moffatt 1838       Morley 1817       Morley 1818       Morley 1820       Morley 1823 (VDL)       Morley 1828       Morley 1829       Mount Stewart Elphinstone 1849       Maria 1820       Marquis of Lansdown 1827      
Mary 1823
       Medway 1825       Merope 1834  Maitland 1844       Mayda 1846      

N


Nautilus 1840       Neptune 1790       Neptune 1818                   Neptune 1820       Neptune 1838 (NSW)       Neptune 1838 (VDL)       Neva 1833         Neva 1835 (Ireland)       Nile 1801      
Nithsdale 1830       Norfolk 1825       Norfolk 1829       Norfolk 1832       Norfolk 1837       Northampton 1815       Numa 1834                          Neptune 1838

O


Ocean 1816       Ocean 1818       Ocean 1823

 

P


Palambam 1831 (Ireland)  Parkfield 1839  Parmelia 1832  Parmelia 1834  Patriot 1838   Pekoe 1840  Perseus 1802  Phoenix 1822  Phoenix 1826  Phoenix 1828  Pilot 1817  Pitt 1792  Planter 1832  Planter 1839  Porpoise 1800   Portland 1832  Portland 1833  Portsea 1838  Prince George 1837  Prince of Orange 21  Prince of Wales 1788  Prince Regent (11) 1821  Prince Regent 1824  Prince Regent 1827  Princess Charlotte 27  Prince Regent 1820  Princess Royal 1829  Princess Victoria 1834  Providence 1811  Providence 1822  Princess Royal 1823  Pyramus 1832  Pyramus 1836 (Ire)  Patriot 1838  Pestonjee Bomanjee 1847  Pestonjee Bomanjee 1852  Phoenix 1822 
Providence 1826

 

Q


Queen (Ireland)

R


Randolph 1849 Recovery 1819       Recovery 1823       Recovery 1836       Regalia 1826       Regia 1838       Research 1832       Rolla 1803 (Ireland)       Roslin Castle 1830       Roslin Castle 1833       Roslin Castle 1834       Roslin Castle 1836 (Ire)       Royal Admiral 1792       Royal Admiral 1800       Royal Admiral 1830       Royal Admiral 1833       Royal Admiral 1835       Royal Charlotte 1825  Royal George 1828 Royal Sovereign 1834  
Royal Sovereign 1835
       Ruby 1811  Reliance 1829



S


Salamander 1791  Sarah& Elizabeth1837  Sarah 1829       Scarborough 1788       Scarborough 1790       Seaflower 1820       Sesostris 1826       Shipley 1817       Shipley 1818       Shipley 1820       Shipley 1822 Sir Charles Forbes 1837                         Sir Godfrey Webster1826       Sir William Bensley 17       Somersetshire 1814       Sophia 1829       Southworth 1822        Southworth 1832       Sovereign 1795       Sovereign 1829       Speedy 1800       Speke 1808       Speke 1821       Speke 1826       St. Vincent 1837       Strathfieldsaye 1836       Sugar Cane 1793       Surprize 1790       Surprise 1794       Surry 1814       Surry 1816       Surry 1819       Surry 1823       Surry 1831       Surry 1833 (Ireland)       Surry 1834       Surry 1836       Surry 1840       Susan 1834       Susan 1836       Swallow 1836       Sydney Cove 1807       Symmetry 1838       Surry 1819

T


Tellicherry 1806 (Ire)       Theresa 1839       Thomas Harrison 36                   Three Bees 1814       Tottenham 1818       Tyne 1819              Tory 1847

 

V

Vittoria 1829

W


Wanstead 1814      
Warrior 1835       Waterloo 1829       Waterloo 1831       Waterloo 1833       Waterloo 1836       Waterloo 1838       Waverley 1839       Westmoreland 1835       Westmoreland 1838       Whitby 1839 (Ire)       William 1794       William and Anne 1791       William Jardine 1838       William Pitt 1806 (Ire)       William Young 1829       Woodbridge 1840       Woodman 1823  (Ire)      

Y

York 1831

Resources used to create Convict Ship Pages:

Sydney Gazette, The Australian, The Monitor, The Maitland Mercury and other publications available via Australia Trove

UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, - Ancestry

Various 19th Century British Library Newspapers available via National Library of Australia eResourses ( see Cora Num's site for instructions to access)

Lesley Uebel's Port Jackson Convict Anthology Surgeon's Journals at National Archives 

UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals (ADM 101, 804 bundles and volumes). Records of Medical and Prisoner of War Departments. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies. The National Archives. Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

Publications available at Google Books

Historical Records of New South Wales Vols. 1 - VII

Historical Records of Australia Series 1

The Convict Ships - Charles Bateson

Martin Cash: His Personal narrative as a Bushranger in Van Diemens Land

Free Settler or Felon Database

Journeys In Time 1809 - 1822 - The Journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online

North to Matsumae, Australian Whalers to Japan by Noreen Jones.

Bound For Botany Bay: Narrative of a voyage in 1798 Aboard the Death Ship Hillsborough - Frank Clune

A Narrative of a Voyage to New South Wales, in the year 1816, in the ship Mariner, describing the Nature of the Accommodations, Stores, Diet &c., together with an account of the Medical Treatment &c." by John Haslam in John Croaker: convict Embezzler: John Booker and Russell Craig.

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 [database on-line].

Australian Town and Country Journal 3 January 1891 - Arrivals of vessels at Port Jackson and Departures of same up to 1817

Transcriptions of Lloyds Register of Ships

 Australian Dictionary of Biography

East Indian Company Ships

Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive

Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth, 1787 March 22-1789 August 8 [manuscript]., National Library of Australia, MS 4568

Records of Bristol Ships 1800 - 1838

Musters and other papers relating to convict ships. Series CGS 1155, Reels 2417-2428.

State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia

 A Military History of Australia - Jeffrey Grey

Travels in Ireland in the Year 1822 - Thomas Reid Rude, George F.E.

Protest and Punishment: The Story of the Social and Political Protesters Transported to Australia, 1788-1868

Lloyds Register

Bassett, M.,1940 The Governor's Lady: Mrs Philip Gidley King, Oxford University Press, London  

Reflections on the colony of New South Wales... / ed. by J.E.B. Currey. [Melb.]:Lansdowne Press