|Embarked 221 men
Voyage 155 days
Journal - No
Guildford arrived 1
arrived 5 April 1818
Captain William Buchanan Lamb
The Batavia was the next
convict ship to leave England for New South Wales after the
departure of the Ocean
in August 1817. The Batavia departed from Plymouth on 1
November 1817 and touched only at Madeira on the voyage out.
The Batavia anchored in Sydney Cove on 5th April 1818. Lieut.
Elgee of the 34th. Regt. commanded the Guard of Soldiers on
board, consisting of detachments the 34th. 46th. & 48th.
Other convict ships bringing
detachments of the 34th regiment included the
Baring in 1815,
Globe in 1819,
Asia in 1820,
Grenada in 1821,
Speke in 1821,
Orange in 1821 and
Adamant in 1821.
Other convict ship bringing detachments of the 48th regiment
included the Pilot,
Detachments of the 46th regiment also arrived on the
Sir William Bensley,
Marquis of Wellington,
Lady Castlereagh and
Seventy-nine of the convicts were
forwarded by water to Parramatta and then by land to Windsor.
Another twelve were sent in charge of William Cox to Bathurst.
While in Port, Captain Lamb married Charlotte Sarah
Willoe, the eldest daughter of William Gore, Esq., Provost
Marshal. The marriage took place on the 1st June at St. Phillips
Church and Captain Lamb left for Bombay on the 3rd June. The
Sydney Gazette reported in July that the Batavia
had returned after an absence of five weeks, not being able to
make the western passage for India.
William Wheatley who
arrived on the Batavia was sent to Newcastle penal
settlement for a colonial crime. He was one of eleven pirates
who seized the cutter Eclipse from the harbour in 1825.
Find out more about their audacious escape
George Cooke arrived as a convict on the Batavia.
He was employed as hospital assistant when the new settlement
was formed at Port Macquarie in 1821.
Abraham Fenton of the 48th
regiment was Assistant Surgeon at Port Macquarie in 1821.
Notes & Links:
1). In 1818, Lachlan Macquarie
was Governor of the Colony and Lieutenant James Morisset was
Commandant at Newcastle.
2). The total population in New
South Wales in 1818 was 17,165. Of those were 4,100 male
convicts and 2340 female convicts.
Hunter Valley convicts / passengers who arrived on the Batavia
4). Return of Convicts of the Batavia
assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832
(Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 5 July 1832).....
||Limeburner assigned to
Francis Girard at Sydney
||Baker and soldier assigned
to Francis Girard at Sydney
(1). HRA, Series 1, Vol. IX, p.792