Convict Ship Marquis of Huntley 1828
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Embarked: 160 men
Voyage: 125 days
Surgeon's Journal: yes
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Hooghley arrived 24 February 1828
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Marquis of Huntley transported convicts to New South Wales in
On this voyage the Marquis of Huntley departed Cork with one
hundred and sixty convicts on 27th September 1827.
Guard on the Marquis of Huntley consisted of 33 rank and
file, 3 women and 8 children under orders of Lieut. Slade (age 23)
of the 40th Regiment of Infantry. They had received orders to
prepare for embarkation on 20th August 1827.
John Smith kept a Medical Journal from 20th August 1827 to 11
February 1828. He treated Lieut. Slade while the ship lay in the Cove of
Cork. According to the surgeon, Slade had been in India and suffered
from fever and dysentery and was debilitated by climate and manner
of living. The surgeon treated him with brandy and water and Slade
had recovered by the following day.
Some of the other
soldiers of the guard who were treated by the surgeon included
Richard Rawlins; R. Howes; H. Mead; John Macsim; Edward Hayes
(punished); Peter Morse; Corporal Faulton; George Walker; James
Pearse; James Wood; John Baldwin;; William Baker; Corporal
O'Connell; John Prison; John Iverson; Patrick McKnight; Patrick
Brudnell; James Webster; John Baldwin; Timothy Conway.
Passengers on this voyage included military surgeon Donald McLeod,
Alfred Glennie (brother of James,
Benjamin Glennie) and four
other Charter passengers. There were also four sons of prisoners who
received a free passage.
After departing Cork on 27th
September 1827, the Marquis of Huntley arrived in Simon's
Bay on 14 December where three more convicts were embarked.
The Marquis of Huntley arrived in Port Jackson on 30
On arrival a muster of 163 prisoners was held
on board the ship by Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay.
Martin Cash arrived as a convict on the Marquis of Huntley. In his Memoirs he wrote that 'We had a
very favourable passage, nothing remarkable having occurred. I was a
great favourite with the sailors who I often accompanied aloft, and
before reaching Sydney I could take a turn at furling the sails, or
in fact any other duty which the sailors had to perform. I often
since had occasion to remember a casual observation made by the
first mate of the vessel, to the effect that if he did not much
mistake, my career would be remarked by some extraordinary
On arrival we were drafted to
Hyde Park barracks, it being the general depot at that time for
receiving prisoners. The assignment, or hiring out system, had then
come into operation, and myself together with eighteen or nineteen
of my companions in misery were for warded to different masters at
Richmond N.S.W., which at that time was but a very thinly populated
village with only a humble hut scattered here and there. I was
assigned to Mr. George Bowman whom I
learned was a bit of a martinet'....
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Notes & Links:
1). Seventeen convict ships arrived in New South Wales in 1828 - Florentia,
Countess of Harcourt,
2). John Smith was also surgeon on the convict ships
Surry in 1834, Moffatt
in 1836 and the Clyde in
Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Marquis of
Huntley in 1828
4). Waterford Assizes, Monday March
breaking into the back premises of Doctor Briscoe's house, and
stealing therefrom some towels a garden spade, and some live fowl.
The prisoner was traced to his lodgings by means of some straw he
carried with him, where the Doctor found him employed in plucking
the fowl he had carried off. Being an old offender he was sentenced
to seven years' transportation....
John Walsh, Darby Lynch,
Catherine Connor, and Margaret Harrington were indicted for robbing
Thomas Morris of his watch and 5 10s in cash. Morris it appeared,
lived in Taghon, in the County of Wexford but had occasion
to visit Waterford some time ago; and being a lover equally of the
bottle and the fair sex, he had the gratification of indulging his
usual propensities in the company of the two female prisoners on his
last visit; and after carousing with them until all recollection and
reason was gone, he, to his very great surprise, awoke the next
morning stretched on a pavement bed in High Street minus his watch 5
10s in money, his shoes, and a favourite tobacco knife. The
prisoners were traced to their rendezvous at a house in the Mayors
walk, and taken into custody, and the knife and hoses found on two
of the party. The watch was stopped at a public house where it had
been just deposited by Lynch for a noggin of whiskey; and despite an
alibi set up in defence, and divers ingenious efforts to
throw the guilt on each other's shoulders, the whole group were
found guilty, and sentenced each to seven years transportation..Finn's
Leinster Journal 24 March 1827.
5). Timothy Cusack arrived
as a convict on the Marquis of Huntley. He accompanied
Sir Thomas Livingstone
Mitchell's expedition in 1831
Aberdeen built ships
7). Donald McLeod, military surgeon -
Australian Medical Pioneer Index
8). Return of Convicts of the Marquis of Huntley assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March
1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832).....
||Blacksmith assigned to John Hawdon
||Farm servant assigned to David
Johnston at Cook's River
|Martin Gallaran (Gallavan)
||Farm servant assigned to Henry
Watson at Brisbane Water
Rev. Alfred Glennie Journals 1855-60 “Historical Records of
the Central Coast of New South Wales: Rev Alfred Glennie Journals
1855-60” by the Gosford District Local History Study Group.
Published 1987 by Gosford District Local History Study Group, Narara.
Alfred Glennie was the Rector of Gosford in the years 1850-1865 and
this book is a collection of his transcribed diaries, which helps to
shed light on what the area was like and who was residing in Gosford
at this particular point in history