|The Maitland departed Sheerness
on 22nd March 1840 and transported mostly English and Scottish male
Philip Toms kept a Medical Journal from 3 March to
22 July 1840........
From the time of embarkation on the
8th March until the beginning of July, six prisoners only were
placed on the sick list, all the other prisoners having enjoyed
remarkable good health during the passage and as we were now so near
our destination I fully anticipated them being landed without any
deaths, but about this time eight or ten of the prisoners presented
themselves with symptoms of scurvy and one of that number terminated
fatally on the 14th July, a few hours after our arrival at Sydney.
The other cases did well, but four of them not being
sufficiently recovered to go into Barracks were sent to Hospital in
a state of convalescence, the others having quite recovered were
landed with the remainder of the prisoners on 22nd July. I regret to
add that in addition to the death above alluded to, two of the
prisoners accidentally fell over board during the passage and were
drowned, one of them viz James Rhodes on the 25 April and the other
Henry Windward on the 27th of the same month. The total number
therefore of the prisoners landed at Sydney was 302.
Passengers included Captain Matthew Richmond of 96th regt., Miss
Richmond, Lieut. Nicholas Horsley 96th regt., Mrs and Miss Horsley,
Mr. Raitt, 4 women and 2 children.
Twenty six convicts were
soldiers who were court-martialled in Canada for desertion or other
military offences were transported on the Maitland: - John
Artler; John Bannon; John Blot; George Cadness; Francis Calva;
Robert Campbell; Edward Courtney; Stephen Connell; William Darnell;
Daniel Davidson; Daniel Donovan; John Galvin; Richard Gilbey; John
Gill; William Graham; John Hart; Charles Hunter; Michael Linehan;
Patrick McCarthy; Donald McDonald; James McGanley; Henry Rose;
William Sheriffs; Joseph Smith; Daniel Spillane; George Warr.
The Maitland arrived at Port
Jackson on 14 July 1840
Notes & Links:
Prisoners arriving on the Maitland in 1840
2). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 96th regiment to New
South Wales included the
3). Convict Discipline & Transportation.....