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Convict Ship Mary 1833 


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Select from the Links below to find information about Convict Ships arriving in New South Wales, Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land between the years 1788 and 1850

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Embarked: 170 men
Voyage: 123 days
Deaths: 2
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Tons: 370 Crew: 27 men
Previous vessel: Parmelia arrived 16 November 1832
Next vessel: Fanny arrived 2 February 1833
Captain Alexander Jamieson
Surgeon Superintendent William Conborough Watt
The Mary 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 21st regiment.

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.

2). Hunter Valley convicts/ passengers arriving on the Mary in 1833

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 Roslin Castle in 1834. Escape from the colony again and returned by the Eden in 1840.

4). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment (Royal Scotch Fusiliers).......

Date/ Place of Departure Ship Command of the Guard
4 September 1832 London Mary 1833 Captain Daniels 21st regt.,
8 October 1832 Cork Roslin Castle 1833 Lieuts. Bayley & Pieter L. Campbell. 21st
17 November 1832 Portsmouth Andromeda 1833 Lieuts. Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
14 December 1832 London Mangles 1833  
21 February 1833 Downs Asia 1833 Lieuts. Kelly and Wilson of 6th regt.,
-- June 1833 Sheerness Lord Lyndoch 1833 Lieut-Col. Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
4 June 1833 Dublin Royal Admiral 1833 Lieut. Ainslie 21st regt.,
4 July 1833 Portsmouth Aurora 1833 Major Delisle 4th regt.,
24 July 1833 Cork Java 1833 Lieut. Wrixon, 21st regt.,
29 July 1833 Plymouth Neva 1833 Lieut. McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
25 August 1833 Downs Lloyds 1833 Lieut. McKnight 21st regt.,
27 October 1833 England Fairlie 1834  
28 March 1838 Bengal Merchant 1838 Lieut. Dear of 21st regt.,



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