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 Lady Feversham 1830

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Embarked 180 men
Voyage: 112 days
Deaths 2
Surgeon's Journal - Yes
Tons: 430
Crew: 32 men
Previous vessel: Roslin Castle arrived 29 June 1830
Next vessel: Adrian arrived 20 August 1830
Captain Stephenson Ellerby
Surgeon Superintendent Andrew Douglas Wilson

The prisoners of the Lady Feversham were held on various hulks before being embarked on the vessel.

Joseph Percox, Robert Reynolds, John Wood, Benjamin Smith, Samuel Amis and Charles Clarke Edmund Nye, Robert Bell, Stephen Norman, Robert Robinson, John Simmonds, William Hawkins, James Fibbons, Charles Minall, James Harris, Daniel Jones and James Riley were all held on the Leviathan Hulk moored at Portsmouth.

Benjamin Bartington, George Carman and James Mitchell were held on the Hardy hulk.

They were all embarked on the Lady Feversham on 29th March 1830.
Surgeon Andrew Douglas Wilson kept a Medical Journal from 1st March 1830.  He treated his first patient James Wright, while still at Spithead on 1st April.  The Lady Feversham departed Portsmouth on 8th April 1830

The guard consisted of two sergeants, two corporals and 25 privates of the 17th Regiment under command of Lieut. Harvey of the 29th regiment.  Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 17th regiment.

Andrew Douglas Wilson included a general report of the voyage in his journal.....

The cases contained in the journal are the whole which occurred in the ship during her passage to New South Wales, consequently the amount of sickness was not great. There were two deaths. The first died from the effects of having led a most dissolute and intemperate life; the other apparently from disease of the lungs. In some few cases where incipient appearances of scurvy presented themselves, I found the exhibition of the nitrates potasse as recommended by Mr. Charles Cameron, surgeon to be uniformly efficacious and I consider the general good health of the convicts was greatly attributable to well ventilated and cleanly condition in which I was enabled to keep the ship.

The Lady Feversham arrived in Port Jackson on 29 July 1830.

Prisoners were mustered on board on 31st July 1830 by Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay. The youngest prisoner on board was Martin McCarthy who was 14 years old. He was sent to Carter's Barracks on arrival. Others sent to the Carter's Barracks included William Copping 16, Isaac Davis 17, Joseph Dudley 17, Richard Daws 15, Richard Haggatt 17, Charles Minall 16, Joseph Percox 16, James riley 15, William Ross 16, Thomas Smith 16, and John Simmonds 16.

The Lady Feversham was to leave Port Jackson for Bombay in September.  

Notes & Links:

1). John Frederick Mortlock described the Leviathan Hulk as it was in 1843 in his publication Experiences of a Convict ..........    

2). Medical and Surgical Journal of the Lady Feversham - UK National Archives

3). Convict George Carman passed away on the voyage having suffered from general debility.   

4). Andrew Douglas Wilson was also employed as surgeon superintendent on convict ships Princess Royal in 1829 and the Asia in 1832.

5). Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Lady Feversham.......

Name Tried
Allen, Robert Lewes
Atkins, Walter Thetford
Ayres, Thomas Devizes
Baker, George London
Banks, Joseph Southwark
Barnett, Charles Kempsford
Batchelor, John Devizes
Bell, Robert Norwich
Challis, Joseph Chelmsford
Clegg, William London
Cole, William Chelmsford
Colson, William London
Copping, William London
Coxhead, Robert Colchester
Davis, Benjamin Horsham
Davis, Isaac London
Drinkwater, Thomas LLondon
Duckett, Charles Oxford
Dugdale, John Norwich
Elmers, Thomas Lewes
Farley, Henry Portsmouth
Flight, John Norwich
Gillis, John Andrew Southwark
Hampton, William Surrey
Hawkins, Thomas London
Hawkins, Thomas Stafford
Hill, John London
Holt, Joseph Lincoln
Jones, Daniel Horsham
Kirkham, Laxton/ Robert Spalding
Knowlton, James Winchester
Luxford, William Lewes
Marchant, George Lewes
Moon, Edward Lewes
Morris, George London
Norman, Stephen Norwich
Nye, Edmund Horsham
Percox, Joseph Cambridge
Piers, Abel London
Pinkney, William Malborough
Potts, Edward Chelmsford
Purnall, John Devizes
Read, Thomas Southwark
Reynolds, Robert Cambridge
Richards, John London
RRoss, William Southwark
Rowe, Henry London
Shaw, William Chelmsford
Simpkins, Thomas London
Smith, Edward London
Smith, Joseph Devizes
Smith, Richard Chelmsford
Smith, William Wiltshire
Spebzino, Antonio Devizes
Stevens, John London
Sullivan, Daniel London
Watson, John Sleeford
Weldish, William Lewes
Wickham, Robert Norfolk
Wicks, Matthew Norfolk
Williams, John London
Worley, Henry Lewes
Wright, Lonsdale Ely


6). Return of Convicts of the Lady Feversham assigned between 1st January 1832. - Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June 1832; 5 July 1832).....

Richard Burnell Carpenter assigned to John Hawdon at Cowpastures
Henry Cooke Silkweaver assigned to George Druitt at Mount Druitt
William Long Stone cutter assigned to W.M. Bowden at Kissing Point
George Morris Gunsmith. Assigned to James Nicholson at Sydney
William Palmer Book binder assigned to William Moffat in Sydney
Abel Piers Shoemaker assigned to Thomas Bartie at Williams River
Henry Smith Upholsterer assigned to Charles Roberts at Sydney


7). Convict Ships bringing detachments of the 17th regiment

Date/Place of Departure Vessel Officer of the Guard
330 September 1829 Sheerness Dunvegan Castle Lieut. John Grey
14 October 1829 Spithead Katherine Stewart Forbes Major Fairtclough 63rd regt.,
5 December 1829 Sheerness Mermaid Lieutenant Isaac Blackburn
1 January 1830 Cork Forth 1 Captain James Oliphant Clunie
1 January 1830 Sheerness Nithsdale Captain Robert G. Moffatt
8 April 1830 Portsmouth Lady Feversham Lieutenant  Harvey 29th regt.,/td>
9 April 1830 Sheerness Marquis of Huntley Lieutenant Watson 20th regt.,
27 April 1830 Portsmouth Adrian Ensign Reynolds
6 June 1830 Downs Lord Melville Lieutenant Robert Graham
3 July 1830 Dublin Hercules Major J.W. Bouverie
5 July 1830 Portsmouth Royal Admiral Captain John Church
27 July 1830 Plymouth Burrell Captain John Alexander Edwards
28 August 1830 Cork Andromeda Captain Charles Forbes
4 September 1830 Sheerness York Lieut-Col. Henry Despard
17 October 1830 Cork Edward Captain Duds
10 May 1832 Cork Eliza II Lieutenant Hewson 4th regiment


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