One of the men, Bryan Noonan died at
Hobart on 15th September on the voyage to New South Wales.
arrived in Port Jackson from Calcutta via Hobart Town on
Tuesday 22 October 1839, having left Calcutta the 16th June
and Hobart the 11th October with 1500 bags of wheat, 800
bags of rice and sugar etc.,
Colonel Henry William Breton, 4th regiment, Miss
Stewart, Dr. Hicks, Lieut. Mocklin, Bengal Infantry, Mr.
Young and 16 convicts (military convicts from India).
At least thirteen of the prisoners of the Gaillardon had
been born in Ireland. They were tried in Madras, Bombay,
Secunderabad and Kamptdee for crimes such as striking an officer,
shooting with intent, manslaughter, attempting to strike a colonel
and purchasing stolen property.
Two prisoners on the
Gaillardon have been identified in the Hunter Valley - William
Moss and Charles Sheehan. William Moss was 30 years old and married
with five children. He had been employed as a cook and butler, and
bugle serjeant in the Artillery. He was convicted of manslaughter at
a Secunderabad Court Martial on 23 July 1838 and sentenced to 7
years transportation. He was granted a ticket of leave for the
Paterson district in May 1842.
Charles Sheehan was 25 years old and a single man.
He was born in Co. Carlow, Ireland and was a labourer
and soldier of the 48th regiment. He was sentenced at Deesa Bombay
on 9th August 1838 to 14 years transportation for striking a
corporal. He obtained a ticket of leave for the district of Dungog
in 1845 however the ticket was cancelled as he was unable to support
himself, being insane.
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Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Gaillardon in 1839
2). The Gaillardon also brought convicts to New South Wales