Convict Ship Marquis of Huntley 1830
Embarked: 228 men
Voyage: 134 days
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Crew: 44 men
Previous vessel: Adrian arrived 20 August 1830
vessel: Forth arrived 12 October 1830
Captain William Ascough
William Bell Carlisle
The Marquis of Huntley was
built in Aberdeen in 1804.
The Marquis of Huntley transported
convicts to New South Wales in
1828, 1830 and
19th March 1830, the Military Guard, consisting in all of 51
souls embarked at Deptford. The Guard was under the command of
Lieut. Watson of 20th regiment. James Ward Martindale, surgeon
of the 17th regiment joined the vessel as a passenger.
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bringing detachments of the 17th regiment.
passengers included eight free women who were going out to join
their husbands as well as ten children.
On 27th and 29th March,
228 convicts were embarked at Sheerness. There was no
opportunity for the Surgeon to examine the men prior
to their embarkation. The Marquis of Huntley sailed on 9th
April, however they were driven in to Spithead on 20 April and
did not resume their journey until 27 April 1830.
Carlisle kept a Medical Journal from 11 March to 2 September
1830. He remarked in his journal that of the transportees
received from Chatham, fifteen were found to have 'various sores
and hurts upon them'. There were several cases of diarrhoea from
change of diet early in the voyage. On 22 May one of the
convicts was found to have spongy gums and a livid complexion,
indicating scurvy, and was immediately given lime juice which in
12 days restored his health. The same treatment was equally
successful with other cases later in the voyage.
of Huntley arrived in Port Jackson on 21 August 1830 and the
Surgeon had the satisfaction of landing the guard and all the
convicts, except Edward Cooper, in perfect health. The
Gazette reported: The prisoners by the
Adrian were landed on
Monday, and those by the Marquis of Huntley on Thursday, making
in all a total of three hundred and ninety five. They are mostly
fine powerful men, and will prove an acquisition to our up
country friends, having a considerable portion of
agriculturalists in their number.
Notes & Links:
William Bell Carlisle was also surgeon on the convict ships
Henry in 1825,
Asia in 1820,
Morley in 1823 (VDL)
1827 (VDL) and the Phoenix in 1828.
2). In the 1820's William
Bell Carlisle was granted 2000 acres of in the Hunter Valley
which he named Satur.
Find out more about bushranger Buchanan Wilson who arrived on
the Marquis of Huntley
Joseph Coleman was executed
at Newcastle in 1833
Hunter Valley convicts / passengers
arriving on the Marquis of Huntley in 1830
6). Return of Convicts of the Marquis of Huntley
assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832 (Sydney
Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June 1832; 5 July 1832).....
||Chair caner assigned to HL.
Miller at Sydney
||Labourer assigned to James
Kingaby at Parramatta
||Steelworker assigned to James
Brown at the Customs at Sydney
||Indoor servant assigned to F.
Alderston at Liverpool
||Excise man assigned to John
Tindall at Penrith
||Ploughs. Assigned to Robert
Lambert junior at Bathurst
||Carpenter and joiner assigned
to Timothy Nowlan at Hunters River
||Seaman assigned to
at Hunter's River
||Labourer assigned to G.C.
Curlewis at Argyle
||Blacksmith assigned to William
Jacklin at Lower Portland Head
||Bricklayer assigned to John
Hughes at Sydney Hospital
7). Convict Ships bringing detachments of the