Convict Ship Backwell 1835
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|Embarked 152 men
Voyage 109 days
Surgeon's Journal - No
Previous vessel: England
arrived 28 September 1835
Mary Anne arrived 26 October
Captain Dalrymple Dowson
Irish Convict Ship Trail
|Six ships departed Ireland with convicts
for New South Wales in 1835. The Backwell departed Cork on
12th June 1835.
This was John Love's last appointment as
surgeon superintendent on a convict ship. He was well experienced
having been first appointed as assistant surgeon twenty two years
previously. His appointments to convict ships included to the
John in 1829,
Mellish in 1830 (to VDL), and the Atlas in 1833 (to
One hundred and fifty male prisoners arrived in Port
Jackson on 29 September 1835. The voyage had taken 109 days and two
prisoners died on the way. It was a clear day at 6am in Sydney
on the 29th September, with winds from the SW, however by midday the
skies had clouded over. Rain began the following day.
were seven young prisoners on board -
Denis Connors and James
Hogan were both 15;
John Drummy and Thadie Cronin were 14;
Patrick Mullins was 13; and
Patrick Carney an errand boy from
Cork was only twelve years old.
The Guard was commanded by
Captain Irvine of the 28th regiment and included Ensign Stanwell
and 28 rank and file of 28th regiment, 1 of the 17th regiment, 7
women and 10 children, two having been born on the voyage.
Convict ships bringing detachments of the 28th regiment included
The Backwell brought with her the
news of the death of the widow of the great navigator Captain James
Cook. Elizabeth Cook survived her husband by 56 years and
lived to be 94 years of age.
The Backwell was appointed to
do survey work following disembarkation of the prisoners and
departed for Mauritius in November.
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