|The Neva was built at Hull in
|Morgan Price kept a Medical Journal from
18 June to 7 December 1833.......
Cholera broke out while the ship was still at Deptford and was prevalent in the early part of the voyage. On the
11th July the Neva proceeded to Sheerness and
on the following day one hundred convicts were embarked from the
hulks - Cumberland, Euryalus and Retribution ;
many of these were old men.
The Neva then sailed to
Plymouth arriving on the 18th July. The remaining 70 convicts were
embarked from the Captivity hulk the following day and on
20th July the Neva weighed anchor and sailed for New South Wales.
One prisoner died on the voyage. He was elderly and addicted
to drinking according to the surgeon and despite every care died of
apoplexy. Grave fears were held for another man with a case of
ischuria however by the end of the voyage this man had recovered.
Morgan Price commented on the good health of the convicts.......
|Upon the whole the Guard,
Ships Company and Convicts during the voyage enjoyed good
health which I attribute in a considerable degree to the
free ventilation of the ship, frequent fumigation and the
employment of the solution of chloride of lime; and during
the voyage when the weather was favourable the whole of the
convicts admitted on deck. The utmost attention was paid to
personal cleanliness and the convicts had access to the
forecastle. The bathing tub was placed for the purpose of
washing and during warm weather 1/4 of the men bathed every
The Neva arrived in Port Jackson on 21 November 1833.
The guard consisted of 26 rank and file of the 21st regt.,
etc., under the orders of Lieutenant McEdwin (or Meldrum?) of the
2nd or Queen's Own and Ensign Buchier of the 17th Regiment.
Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the
The prisoners were landed at the Dockyard at
Sydney on Saturday 7th December 1833.
Neva departed Port Jackson bound for Manilla in January 1834.
Notes & Links:
1). Morgan Price was also
employed as surgeon on the convict ships
Martha in 1818, Brampton
in 1823, and the Almorah
2). Ship's carpenter was John Thornton
Hunter Valley convicts arriving in the Neva in
4). The Neva was engaged to transport convicts again in
1834 and was wrecked north of King Island in May 1835. (Select
here to find out more)
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.,
|44 July 1833
|24 July 1833
|29 July 1833
McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
McKnight 21st regt.,
|28 March 1838
of 21st regt.,