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Convict Ship Marquis of Huntley 1830 


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Embarked: 228 men
Voyage: 134 days
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Tons: 564
Crew: 44 men
Previous vessel: Adrian arrived 20 August 1830
Next vessel: Forth arrived 12 October 1830
Captain William Ascough
Surgeon Superintendent William Bell Carlisle
The Marquis of Huntley was built in Aberdeen in 1804.

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

On the 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.  Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 17th regiment.

Steerage 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.

William Bell 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.  

The Marquis 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 Sydney 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:  

1). William Bell Carlisle was also surgeon on the convict ships Henry in 1825, Asia in 1820, Morley in 1823 (VDL) Andromeda in 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.

3). Find out more about bushranger Buchanan Wilson who arrived on the Marquis of Huntley  

4). Convict Joseph Coleman was executed at Newcastle in 1833  

5). 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).....
Edward Bennett Chair caner assigned to HL. Miller at Sydney
George Berry Labourer assigned to James Kingaby at Parramatta
John Battye Steelworker assigned to James Brown at the Customs at Sydney
John Evans Indoor servant assigned to F. Alderston at Liverpool
George Foggan Excise man assigned to John Tindall at Penrith
Thomas Forder Ploughs. Assigned to Robert Lambert junior at Bathurst
Benjamin Gullis Carpenter and joiner assigned to Timothy Nowlan at Hunters River
William Giles Seaman assigned to Edward Kealy at Hunter's River
Martin Joyce Labourer assigned to G.C. Curlewis at Argyle
Robert Jones Blacksmith assigned to William Jacklin at Lower Portland Head
James Swift Bricklayer assigned to John Hughes at Sydney Hospital

7). Convict Ships bringing detachments of the 17th regiment........

Date/Place of Departure Vessel Officer of the Guard
30 September 1829 Sheerness Dunvegan Castle Lieut. John Grey
14 October 1829 Spithead Katherine Stewart Forbes Major Fairtclough 63rd regt.,
5 December 1829 Sheerness Mermaid Lieutenant Isaac Blackburn
1 January 1830 Cork Forth 1 Captain James Oliphant Clunie
1 January 1830 Sheerness Nithsdale Captain Robert G. Moffatt
8 April 1830 Portsmouth Lady Feversham Lieutenant  Harvey 29th regt.,
9 April 1830 Sheerness Marquis of Huntley Lieutenant Watson 20th regt.,
27 April 1830 Portsmouth Adrian Ensign Reynolds
6 June 1830 Downs Lord Melville Lieutenant Robert Graham
3 July 1830 Dublin Hercules Major J.W. Bouverie
5 July 1830 Portsmouth Royal Admiral Captain John Church
27 July 1830 Plymouth Burrell Captain John Alexander Edwards
28 August 1830 Cork Andromeda Captain Charles Forbes
4 September 1830 Sheerness York Lieut-Col. Henry Despard
17 October 1830 Cork Edward Captain Duds
10 May 1832 Cork Eliza II Lieutenant Hewson 4th regiment



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