|Embarked: 144 men
Voyage: 111 days
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Minstrel
arrived 22 August 1825
Henry Porcher arrived 3
Master William Henry Driscoll.
the Irish Convict Ship Trail
was built in Littlehampton in 1807. She was the next convict ship to
leave Ireland after the departure of the
March 1825. The Lonach departed Cork on 16 May 1825.
The Guard consisted of
Lieutenant Donelan of 57th regiment with a detachment of the
same corps. Select here to find
convicts ship bringing detachments of the 57th regiment.
Passengers included Mr. Drew and
Thomas & Anne Stubbs.
Alick Osborne kept a Medical
Journal from 23 March to 9th September 1825.....
|We sailed from Cork on the
16th May 1825 and met with strong southerly winds for eight
days. Most of the convicts were country people, many of them
had never seen the sea before, and consequently they
suffered exceedingly from sea sickness. As soon as they got
over the sea sickness, obstinate constipation and a terrific
host of bowel complaints made their appearance and harassed
us the whole of the voyage. Dysentery, diarrhoea, colic,
constipation daily presented themselves and in some
instances were extremely severe and troublesome. This class
of Irish prisoners appear to be very liable to dyspepsia,
and irregularity of action in the alimentary canal; and the
total change in their diet combined with the effects of the
depressing passions strengthens the predisposition and
excites their diseases in the worst form.
passing the Cape, late in July the weather became cold and
stormy. We then issued a pair of flannel drawers to each man
and a gill of wine daily, the regular allowance of lime
juice and sugar of course as usual; and giving them as much
exercise in the open air as weather and circumstances would
permit. About a week previous to our arrival at New South
Wales, I discovered symptoms of scurvy in five young men of
scrofulous habit and weak constitution.
One hundred and forty-three male prisoners arrived in Port
Jackson on 4 September 1825. A Muster was held on board by Colonial
Secretary Frederick Goulburn on 6th and 7th September 1825. The
indents include information such as name, when and where tried,
sentence, native place, trade and physical description.
The Lonach departed the colony 7th October bound for
Notes & Links:
1). Alick Osborne was also employed
as surgeon on the convict ships
Speke in 1826,
Sophia in 1829,
Sarah in 1829,
Planter in 1832,
Fairlie in 1834,
Marquis of Huntley in
1835 and the Elphinstone
Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Lonach in 1825
3). Return of Convicts of the
Lonach assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March
1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832).....
||Harness maker assigned to James
Mudie at Castle Forbes
4). Vessels bringing detachments of
the 57th Regiment........