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Convict Ship Clyde 1832 


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Embarked 200 men
Voyage 110 days
Deaths 1
Surgeon's Journal - No
Tons: 490
Previous vessel: Lady Harewood arrived 5 August 1832
Next vessel: Eliza arrived 6 September 1832
Master Daniel N. Munro
Surgeon Superintendent George Fairfowl

The Clyde was built at Greenock in 1819.

Convicts were transported to Australia on the Clyde in 1830 (VDL), 1832 (NSW) and 1838 (NSW).

This was the seventh voyage George Fairfowl made as surgeon superintendent on a convict ship. No surgeon's journal has survived however he probably examined the prisoners on board the Hulks as he did on previous voyages.

Many of the convicts were embarked on the vessel from the Hulks on 21st April 1832. Fifteen year old prisoners James Alexander and William Parsons from the Euralysis hulk were embarked on this day. Both boys had been tried at Middlesex on 6th January 1831. Prisoners from the Cumberland and Retribution Hulks were also embarked on the 21st April.

The Clyde departed Portsmouth on 9 May 1832. They were in the vicinity of Madeira on 23 May when Captain Munro boarded the Portuguese brig of war, Conde de Villa Ker which was blockading Madeira.(1)

One prisoner died on the passage out and a muster of the remaining 199 male prisoners was held on board by the Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay on 29th August 1832.

There were seventeen prisoners under fifteen years of age. The youngest were James Jones (13), Thomas Farnell (13), Henry McCourt (12), and George Beare(12).

The Guard consisted of 2 sergeants, 1 corporal and 30 privates of the 4th regiment, 7 soldiers wives and 10 children. Passengers included Lieutenant Colonel McKenzie, Mrs. McKenzie, Miss McKenzie, four Masters McKenzie, four Misses McKenzie, Quartermaster Flanna and Mrs. Flanna.   Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 4th regiment.

Historic Records of the British Army.........

The Clyde arrived in Port Jackson on 27 August 1832. One hundred and ninety-nine prisoners were landed on 6th September 1832.

The Clyde was advertising to sail for Valparaiso in September 1832.

Notes and Links:

1). George Fairfowl was also Surgeon on the convict ships Ocean in 1818, Dromedary in 1820, Woodman in 1823, Royal Charlotte in 1825, Sovereign in 1829, Andromeda in 1830 and the Hive in 1834

2). Select here to find out more about Bushranger James Marshall who arrived on the Clyde.

3). Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Clyde in 1832  

4). Historical Records of the Fourth or King's Own Regiment..........

5). Convict Ships bringing detachments of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment.....

Date/Place of Departure Convict Ship Command of the Guard
29 April 1831 Cork Jane Captain George Mason
17 July 1831 Portsmouth Surry Captain Waldron 38th regt.,
6 August 1831 Cork Asia Captain Richard Chetwode
15 October 1831 Norfolk Lieut. David William Lardy 4th regt.,
5 November 1831 Dublin Captain Cook Lieut. Gibbons 49th regt.,
27 November 1831 Portsmouth Portland  
27 November 1831 Cork Isabella Captain William Clarke 4th regt.,
14 December 1831 Dublin Bussorah Merchant Lieut. William Lonsdale 4th regt.,
7 February 1832 Downs John Lieut. George Baldwin 31st regt.,
15 March 1832 Portsmouth Lady Harewood Lieut. Lowth 38th regt.,
18 March 1832 Cork City of Edinburgh Lieut. Bayliss
9 May 1832 Portsmouth Clyde Lieut-Colonel Mackenzie
10 May 1832 Cork Eliza Lieut. Hewson
16 June 1832 Portsmouth Planter Lieuts. Bullin & Irvine 38th regt.,
19 June 1832 Downs Hercules Lieut. Gibson 4th regt.,
1 July 1832 Dublin Dunvegan Castle Lieut. Thomas Faunce 4th regt.,
28 July 1832 Sheerness Parmelia Captain Young 38th regt.,
12 March 1833 Sheerness Waterloo Captain Mondilhan 54th regt.,


1) Sydney Gazette 28 August 1832


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