Embarked: 170 men
Voyage: 119 days
Surgeon's Journal: no
Neptune arrived 5 May 1818
Next vessel: Isabella
arrived 14 September 1818
Captain Edward Pounder
Superintendent William Stewart R.N.
prisoners of the Glory came from districts
throughout England and Scotland.
Among them were
grooms, gardeners and butchers as well as a bricklayer,
chimney sweep, cabinet maker, locksmith and two soldiers who
had been court-martialled - William Marsden and Henry
Preston. Many prisoners were in their 20s or early
30s but there were also young lads still in their teens
Times reported on 20 April 1818 - Kelly and
Spicer, the two boys sentenced to death for having forged
bank notes, but whose execution was respited in consequence
of Finney being suspected as enticing them to commit the
act, are to be transported to New South Wales, They together
with (Israel) Chapman, the resurrection man, are now on
board the Retribution convict ship at Sheerness, waiting the
arrival of the Glory transport to convey them and several
others to Port Jackson.
Israel Chapman first
arrived on the Glory as a convict having been tried
for highway robbery at the
Old Bailey in 1818. Later he became an overseer and
constable and was responsible for the capture of many
burglars and bushrangers. He received a Pardon and returned
to England in 1829 and immigrated with his second wife Mary
Andromeda in 1833. On arrival in 1833 he was
employed as a Police Runner. (1)
Some of the men in
the Retribution hulk were transferred to the
Glory on 1st May 1818. The Glory
departed Sheerness on the 18th May 1818, came direct and
arrived in Port Jackson on the same day as the
- Monday 14 September 1818.
The Glory was
one of eighteen convict ships arriving in New South Wales in
1818. The Glory came direct and arrived with all
170 male prisoners who had embarked, none having died on the
The convict indents include such
information as name, when and where convicted, sentence,
native place, trade and occasional information about tickets
of leave. There is no information as to where and to whom
the prisoners were assigned on arrival.
men of the 87th under Lieut. Ervine formed the guard.
William Levingstone (Leviston), former Sergeant and Band
master of the 100 regt., wife and family came as a
passengers/ free settlers with recommendations from Under
Secretary Henry Goulburn. Private Michael Fitzgerald of
the 87th regiment died on the voyage from a lingering
The Glory sailed for Calcutta on
7th November 1818.
Notes & Links:
1). Twenty seven of
the men have been identified residing in the Hunter Valley
region in the following years. Select
HERE to find out more
about prisoners and passengers sent to the Hunter Valley.
Australian Dictionary of Biography - Israel Chapman