departed London 4th September 1832 with one hundred and seventy
convicts bound for New South Wales.
This was William
Conborough Watt's fourth and last voyage as
Surgeon-Superintendent on a convict ship. He kept a Medical Journal
from 1st August 1832 to 23rd January 1833.
His opinion as to
the beneficial effects of the acetous solution of nitre in the cure
of scurvy as outlined by
Charles Cameron which was used successfully on the voyage of the
Exmouth in 1831, brought
Dr. Watt into conflict with the Master of the Mary Alexander
Jamieson who disapproved of Watts' reluctance to administer lime
juice to the convicts and later made a formal complaint against him........
Dr. Watt received every specie of annoyance from Captain
Jamieson throughout the voyage who adopted every means to render the
convicts discontented and uncomfortable. The prisoners were short
changed on their rations and the decks were lumbered with goods so
that there was little room for exercise. William Watt detailed every
difficult circumstance caused by Captain Jamieson for the
information of the Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Passengers included Richard Cunningham, colonial botanist (brother
of Allan Cunningham), Capt.
Daniels, Lieut. J.R. Stewart and soldiers of 21st Regt. or
Royal Scotch Fusiliers.
Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the
The Mary came
direct, and arrived in Port Jackson on 5 January 1833.
Notes & Links:
1). William Conborough Watt was also
employed as surgeon on the convict ships
Edward in 1829, Roslin
Castle in 1830 and the
Exmouth in 1831.
Hunter Valley convicts/ passengers arriving on the Mary in
3). James Crady or John
Jones, 31, Native place Devonshire, shipwright. Originally
transported on the Mary in 1833. Escaped from the colony
and re-transported on the
in 1834. Escape from the colony again and returned by the
Eden in 1840.
Convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment (Royal
Place of Departure
Command of the Guard
Daniels 21st regt.,
Pieter L. Campbell. 21st
Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
and Wilson of 6th regt.,
|-- June 1833
Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
|4 June 1833
Ainslie 21st regt.,
|4 July 1833
|24 July 1833
|29 July 1833
McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
McKnight 21st regt.,
|28 March 1838
of 21st regt.,