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Embarked: 182 men
Voyage: 117 days
Deaths: 2
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Eliza arrived 20 June 1829
Next vessel: Sovereign arrived 3 August 1829
Captain Stephen Addison
Surgeon Superintendent Michael Goodsir
The Waterloo was built in Bristol in 1815.......

The Waterloo transported prisoners to New South Wales in 1829, 1831, 1833, 1836 and 1838 and to Van Diemen's Land in 1835. She was wrecked at Table Bay en route to Van Diemen's Land in 1842.

In 1829 the Waterloo was the next convict ship to leave England after the departure of the Princess Royal.

Prisoners embarked on the Waterloo  in 1829 came from England - Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Chester, Essex, Middlesex, Winchester, London etc. Many had been held in the prison hulks while awaiting transportation.

On 10th February 1829 it was reported that a detachment of the 63rd regiment had proceeded to Deptford for the purpose of embarking on the Waterloo as guard. Lieutenant Grove of the 63rd was in command of the detachment.

The Waterloo departed London on 14th March 1829 Surgeon Michael Goodsir kept a Medical Journal from 4th February to 21 July 1829.......

Having had no contagious disease on board during the voyage to New South Wales which was very short, I have few remarks to make. The cases which did occur are not uncommon. That which ended in phthises did not originate on board as he had repeated attacks of pneumonia before embarking. The Chloride of Lime which I was supplied with I think might be used in case of any infectious disease occurring on board - The only trial which I could make was in cleaning the necessaries between decks - on using it I found it most completely corrected all disagreeable effluvia

The Waterloo arrived in Sydney on the 9th July 1829.   A Muster was held on board on the 13th July. One hundred and seventy-one prisoners were mustered and 7 men were in the hospital. Two prisoners had died on the passage out - Stephen Riley and Samuel Drew. Information available in the convict indents includes name, age, education, religion, marital status, family, native place, trade, offence, when and where tried, prior convictions, physical description, where & to whom assigned and occasional colonial information such as date of death, colonial offences, tickets of leave.

The prisoners were landed on Monday 20th July and were reported to be stout healthy men. Lieut. Grove with a detachment and the band of the 63rd departed Sydney for VDL on 29th July on the Georgiana.

Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 63rd regiment.

Cabin Passengers arriving on the Waterloo included Colonel Henry and Mrs. Dumaresq, Mrs. Goodsir and Mr. H.D. Butler, settler. The Sydney Gazette reported - Our old fellow citizen, Colonel Dumaresq, has returned to the Colony by the Waterloo. We bid him welcome back to our shores, and hope he will not readily bid us a second adieu.

Steerage passengers included Thomas Petty, Martha Petty and child who were servants to Colonel Dumaresq. (Thomas Petty was later granted a publican's license for the Pultenay Hotel in O'Connell Street, Sydney.)  

Notes & Links:

1). Find out more about convict George Archer who arrived on the Waterloo

2). Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Waterloo in 1829

3). The convict ship Waterloo under Captain Henry Agar and surgeon Henry Kelsall was wrecked at Table Bay in 1842 while on the voyage from Sheerness to Tasmania. .....  

Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 52

It may be this Lieut. Groves who was mentioned in the Last of the Tasmanians: or the Black war of Van Diemen's Land published by James Bonwick. In 1834 the Hobart Town Courier reported that among the officers of the 63d who remain as settlers in Van Diemen's Land, we may enumerate the following, viz. Capt. Vicary, Capt. Nielly, Lieutenant Grove, Lieutenant Aubin, Lieutenant Barrow, Adjutant Montgomery and Ensign Darling.

5).  Return of Convicts of the Waterloo assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June 1832).....
Benjamin Briggs Bricklayer assigned to George Williams at Argyle
John Clarke Coachman assigned to John Montimore at Parramatta
Henry Dyer Bricklayer assigned to John Lamb in Sydney
Charles Dell Groom assigned to Andrew Coss at Sydney
Richard Lennox Hawker assigned to J.G. Colyer at Sutton Forest

6). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 63rd regiment -

Date/ Place of Departure Vessel Officer of the Guard
3 May 1828 London Countess of Harcourt Lieutenant Christopher Dexter
1 June 1828 Sheerness Albion Lieutenant M. Vickery
29 June 1828 London Eliza Major Sholto Douglas
30 June 1828 London Marquis of Hastings Ensign Stulbmer
26 August 1828 Spithead Royal George Captain J. Briggs
1 September 1828 Devonport Vittoria Lieutenant Aubyn
21 September 1828 Cork Governor Ready Lieutenant J. Gibbons Lane
16 November 1828 Dublin Ferguson Captain D'Arcy Wentworth
2 January 1829 Falmouth Mellish Captain Baylee
5 January 1829 London Lord Melville Lieut-Col. Burke
14 March 1829 London Waterloo Lieutenant T. Grove
8 April 1829 Woolwich America Adjutant T. Montgomery
22 May 1829 Spithead Norfolk Ensign W.J. Darling
12 July 1829 Dublin Guildford Lieut McLean 89th
16 August 1829 Cork Larkins Captain Mahon
24 August 1829 London Claudine Captain Paterson
29 August 1829 London Sarah Lieutenant Croly
30 September 1829 Dunvegan Castle Lieutenant John Gray
14 October 1829 Spithead Katherine Stewart Forbes Major Fairtclough


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