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Convict Ship Mangles 1833 

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Embarked: 236 men
Voyage: 126 days
Deaths: 1
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Andromeda arrived 11 March 1833
Next vessel: Diana arrived 25 May 1833
Captain William Carr
Surgeon Superintendent James Rutherford





This was the sixth voyage of the Mangles bringing convicts to Australia. The next voyage was in 1835 when the convicts were disembarked in Hobart.

James Rutherford kept a Medical Journal from 8 November 1832 to 9 May 1833.....Of 236 convicts originally embarked on board the Mangles, 80 were received at Woolwich and 156 at Sheerness. I did not notice anything peculiar in their state of health or anything in their general condition except that some of them seemed to feel the want of flannels which they said they had been long accustomed to wear.  

The Guard consisted of 29 rank and file, 7 women and 8 children attached to the 21st Fusiliers. Passengers. Captain Brand, 16th regiment, Mrs. Brand and assistant Surgeon Smith of the 17th regiment.  Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regt.,


The Mangles sailed from London on 14th December 1832. Thomas Rolph gave the following account of his visit to a convict ship in November 1832 .......

We were detained some time at anchor, opposite Ryde, from the prevalence of adverse winds; the motion of the ship, when at anchor, in a rough sea, is extremely disagreeable. From our detention, an opportunity was afforded me of visiting a Convict ship, then taking in stores at Portsmouth. There were arrangements in her, for conveying two hundred and eighty criminals to New South Wales. The manner in which the ship was fitted up, combined security with comfort. The holds, in which the convicts sleep, were commodious: their allowance of food very liberal, and of the best quality, and every indulgence, consistent with their safety, is extended towards them, if their conduct is orderly and well behaved. The unfortunate creatures were taken on board the ship, during our stay at Portsmouth: they gave three hearty cheers as they left the land of their fathers; most of them for ever. The government, willing to show them every kindness, orders the ship to remain off land for ten or twelve days, in order that they may communicate with their friends....... A brief account, together with observations, made during a visit in the West ... By Thomas Rolph

They put into the Scilly Islands because of bad weather early in the voyage.

There was an outbreak of cholera on board as well as scurvy. James Rutherford remarked on a symptom of scurvy he called 'spontaneous salivation' which he had read about, and which he thought may have also affect those who engaged in religious fasting. He treated this symptom using a mixture of nitras potassa dissolved in equal parts of vinegar and lime juice, as used by Charles Cameron surgeon on the Ferguson in 1829.  

The Mangles arrived in Port Jackson on 19th April 1833.

James Rutherford was also employed as surgeon on the convict ships Regalia in 1826, Pyramus in 1832 and the Hooghley in 1834.
 

Notes and Links:

1).  Hunter Valley convicts and passengers arriving on the Mangles in 1833

2).  Select here to find out more about Bushranger John Roach who arrived on the Mangles

3).  Select here to find out more about Bushranger Thomas Farrow who arrived on the Mangles

4).  Select here to find out more about Bushranger James Everett who arrived on the Mangles

5).  Select here to read out the punishment endured by Edward Scandrake at Hyde Park Barracks in 1833.

6).  Voyages of the convict ship Mangles - 1820, 1822, 1824, 1826, 1828, 1833, 1835 (VDL), 1837 and 1840

7). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment (Royal Scotch Fusiliers).......

Date/ Place of Departure Ship Command of the Guard
4 September 1832 London Mary 1833 Captain Daniels 21st regt.,
8 October 1832 Cork Roslin Castle 1833 Lieuts. Bayley & Pieter L. Campbell. 21st
22 September 1833 Sheerness Camden 1833 Major Thomas Fairweather 21st regt.,
17 November 1832 Portsmouth Andromeda 1833 Lieuts. Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
14 December 1832 London Mangles 1833  
21 February 1833 Cork Portland 1833 Captain Frazer, 26th regt.,
21 February 1833 Downs Asia 1833 Lieuts. Kelly and Wilson of 6th regt.,
14 May 1833 Portsmouth Heroine 1833 Captain Mackay
-- June 1833 Sheerness Lord Lyndoch 1833 Lieut-Col. Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
4 June 1833 Dublin Royal Admiral 1833 Lieut. Ainslie 21st regt.,
5 June 1833 Portsmouth Captain Cook 1833 Captain Armstrong 21st regt.,
4 July 1833 Portsmouth Aurora 1833 Major Delisle 4th regt.,
24 July 1833 Cork Java 1833 Lieut. Wrixon, 21st regt.,
29 July 1833 Plymouth Neva 1833 Lieut. McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
25 August 1833 Downs Lloyds 1833 Lieut. McKnight 21st regt.,
27 October 1833 England Fairlie 1834  
28 March 1838 Bengal Merchant 1838 Lieut. Dear of 21st regt.,



 
 



 

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