Convict Ship Greyhound 1818
Surgeon Mr. Baird
Greyhound departed Calcutta on 7th October 1817 and arrived in
Port Jackson on 14th April 1818.
On her passage she touched
at Bencoolen and went from there to Batavia where she remained three
On 3rd January 1818 when in the Straits of Lombock,
Assistant Surgeon Baird of the Honorable East Indian Company's
service died. He had been sailing to the colony for the recovery of
The Greyhound sailed via Pundy and
Baly and arrived at the Derwent on 28th February, leaving there for
Port Jackson on 28th March 1818.
runaway convicts who had escaped on the Windham four years
previously when troops of the 73rd regiment were being conveyed to
Ceylon. The runaways were discovered and on their arrival in
Calcutta were confined in gaol until they could be returned to the
colony. There were also other prisoners who had been convicted in
Passengers included Lieut. Macquarie of the 86th
Deaths on the voyage included James Nixon of the
crew and Stephen Smith, private of the 73rd regiment. (2)
Fifteen prisoners in total arrived in good health. One man
Theophilus Mitchell who originally arrived on the
General Hewitt in 1814
and who was embarked on the Greyhound to be returned
to New South Wales, made his escape at Batavia. No blame was placed
on Captain Ritchie for this escape.
Two men Thomas McCann
and Henry Headly had been granted Conditional Pardons in New South
Wales with the express terms that they remain resident in Australia.
They were returned on the Greyhound as fugitives and were
to serve their original sentence.
The names of the convicts on the
John Plook or Pluck,
Alexander Wilson and
Eli Wotton. ....
The names of the runaways who were being
John Lyall Duncan,
Thomas Yates alias William Rhodes,
Charles Riley or Roiley,
Berks or Perks or Sperks and
Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Greyhound
(1) Colonial Secretary's Correspondence Series : (NRS 939)
Copies of letters sent outside the Colony, "Foreign", 1814-1825
(2) Hobart Town Gazette 28 February 1818