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Convict Ship Marquis of Huntley 1828

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Embarked: 160 men
Voyage: 125 days
Deaths: 0
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Elizabeth arrived 12 January 1828
Next vessel: Hooghley arrived 24 February 1828 
Captain William Ascough.
1st Mate Mr. Gransele.  
Surgeon Superintendent John Smith

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The Marquis of Huntley transported convicts to New South Wales in 1826, 1828, 1830 and 1835.  

On this voyage the Marquis of Huntley departed Cork with one hundred and sixty convicts on 27th September 1827.    
The 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, Henry and 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 January 1828.

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 circumstances.....

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
'.... Select here to find out more about bushranger Martin Cash  

Notes & Links:  

1). Seventeen convict ships arrived in New South Wales in 1828 - Florentia, Elizabeth, Marquis of Huntley, Hooghly, Morley, Asia, Mangles, Borodino, Phoenix, Bussorah Merchant, Countess of Harcourt, Competitor, Marquis of Hastings, Albion, City of Edinburgh, Eliza, Royal George 

2). John Smith was also surgeon on the convict ships Surry in 1834, Moffatt in 1836 and the Clyde in 1838.  

3). Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Marquis of Huntley in 1828

4). Waterford Assizes, Monday March 19..........

Matthew Power, 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

6). 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).....

Thomas Crozier Blacksmith assigned to John Hawdon at Cowpastures
John Gorman Farm servant assigned to David Johnston at Cook's River
Martin Gallaran (Gallavan) Farm servant assigned to Henry Gunsley Watson at Brisbane Water

9).  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


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