Convict Ship Lord Lyndoch 1833
Embarked: 330 men
(one man re-landed)
Voyage: 4 ½ months
Buffalo arrived 5 October 1833
Next vessel: Royal Admiral
arrived 26 October 1833
Master William Johnston
|Convicts were transported to New South
the Lord Lyndoch in 1833 and in
1838 ; and to Van
Diemen's Land in 1831, 1836 and 1840.
On this voyage, the Lord Lyndoch
departed Sheerness on 4th June 1833 and sailed via Rio de Janeiro,
arriving in Port Jackson on Friday 18th October 1833.
Watson kept a Medical Journal from 15 May to 11 November 1833 in
which he recorded the number of male convicts received on board the
Lord Lyndoch in May 1833 from various hulks......
Justitia hulk at Woolwich, 100;
Retribution hulk at Chatham, 50;
Cumberland hulk at Chatham, 130 (total 280 men);
Euryalus hulk, 50 (lads).
According to the surgeon, the convicts received on board the
Lord Lyndoch were generally stout healthy young men
although several of them look pale and weakly from confinement. The
diseases most prevalent during the voyage were diarrhoea and
Erysipelas of the head and face was common chiefly when the
weather was hot and rainy and the men confined below. Several of the
cases were very severe, they all recovered, Hallowell excepted.
According to the indents four prisoners died on the voyage out.
Convicts mentioned in the surgeon's Journal who died included
Mark Lukeman on 23 July; Benjamin Hallowell 30 September; Benjamin
Skinner 17 October.
The Guard consisted of the Head Quarters and Band of the 21st
Regiment - Lieutenant-Colonel Leahy, Lieutenant C.W. Lamotte,
Lieutenant A. Mundy and 33 rank and file of the 21st regiment, 5
women and 3 children.
Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the
The prisoners were mustered on board
six days after arrival on 24th October 1833.
The Lord Lyndoch departed Sydney for Madras via Hobart
with a detachment of the 21st Scotch Fusiliers in December 1833. The
Australian reported that the detachment embarked on Saturday
morning 30th November. They were preceded by their piper, he was
dressed in his best, in honour of the saint of Scotland, it being
Saint Andrew's day; and animated his comrades by playing several
national airs on the
Notes & Links:
1). David Watson was also employed as surgeon on the
Lloyds in 1837
Select here to find more about the ninety-eight convicts of the
so far identified residing in the Hunter Region.
Charles Kilminster was executed after being found guilty
of taking part in the Myall Creek Massacre in December 1838.
Convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment (Royal
Place of Departure
Command of the Guard
Daniels 21st regt.,
Pieter L. Campbell. 21st
Fairweather 21st regt.,
Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
and Wilson of 6th regt.,
|14 May 1833
|-- June 1833
Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
|4 June 1833
Ainslie 21st regt.,
|5 June 1833
Armstrong 21st regt.,
|4 July 1833
|24 July 1833
|29 July 1833
McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
McKnight 21st regt.,
|28 March 1838
of 21st regt.,