Francis Logan R. N., kept a
Medical Journal from 3 March 1837 to 15 July 1837. On 7th March,
soldier Robert Shufflebottam became ill after taking a chill on the
boat from Chatham. The surgeon remarked that Shufflebottam had only
been released from jail a few days before and was greatly
debilitated and inadequately dressed. Shufflebottam never fully
recovered and died on 20th April at sea. Convicts John (or George)
Martin and Mark Osborne took ill with dysentery the day the vessel
departed. Both also later died.
Voyage: 109 days
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Margaret arrived 30 May 1837
12 July 1837
Captain William Carr
|This was the eighth voyage of the
Mangles bringing convicts to Australia. The next voyage of the
Mangles was in 1840.
The Mangles departed
Portsmouth on 23 March 1837.
According to the surgeon the
cases of dysentery were occasioned by the wetness and filth from the
water closets as all the cases which occurred were in the beds that
the drainage came down on. There were fifty-nine cases of scurvy.
William Westwood (Jackey Jackey) was only seventeen years old when
he fell ill with scurvy in May. In the indents he was described as
an errand boy from Essex under sentence of 14 years transportation
for stealing a coat. He was 5ft 5in with a ruddy complexion and
brown hair and dark grey eyes. There was a scar on the back of his
right hand and the marks 1831, Jan3 1820, Aug 1, and blue illegible
mark on the lower left arm. On the back of his left hand was a sun.
Under Francis Logan's care, he soon recovered and went on to become
one of Australia's best known bushrangers. He was hanged at Norfolk
Island in October 1846.
On June 23rd the Mangles
had been out 91 days and was at latitude 41° 6' S, longitude 103°
11' E. She spoke the poorly provisioned
Heber off Cape Lewin and
supplied them with two sheep, some wine and other necessities before
the two ships parted company.
The Mangles arrived
in Port Jackson on the 10th July 1837 and the prisoners were
mustered on board on Saturday 15th July before being landed in the
following couple of days. Six of the men were considered very bad
characters and they were ordered to be kept at labour on the public
works immediately on arrival - James Cotton, William Kensey, John
Jones, Richard Ward, Samuel Hulbert and Robert Woolley.
of the prisoners were in their twenties or early thirties. Twelve
were under the age of fifteen, the youngest being William
Hellingworth, George Head and Sebastian Allner who were only 14
years old. The oldest convict on board was Adam Gibbs who was 64.
The Guard consisted of 32 rank and file of the 80th regiment
under the orders of
Major James Winnett Nunn, Lieut., Lockhart,
Ensign Kelson. Seven women and four children, wives of the soldiers
came passengers. One of them, the wife of Major Adgerson, bandmaster
of the 80th regiment took ill in May and was treated by Francis
Logan. Other passengers included Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Alcock.
The Guard were landed on Tuesday afternoon 11th July at the Dockyard
displaying the colours of the 80th regiment to which they belonged.
The band of the 4th were in attendance and they later marched from
the dockyard to the Barracks.
Convict Ships bringing
detachments of the 80th regiment to Australia.
According to the Sydney Herald the Mangles
brought out a large number of iron gratings for the sewers at a cost
The Mangles sailed for China on Sunday 14 August
Notes & Links
1). Francis Logan was
also employed as surgeon on the convict ships
Fanny in 1833,
Champion in 1827 and the
Royal Sovereign in 1835
Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Mangles in 1837
3). Voyages of the convict ship Mangles included those in
Detachments of the 80th
regiment arrived the
Bengal Merchant, Asia,
Rovings in the Pacific, from 1837 to 1849 written by Edward Lucett
includes details of the voyage of the Mangles:
Spithead March 1837 Pages 11 - 14.....
Arrival in Port Jackson July 1837 Pages 41 - 44