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Convict Ships
To New South Wales

Convict Ships

Sixteen Convict Ships set sail from England and Ireland bound for New South Wales in 1835.   Many of the English prisoners on these vessels were tried in the Central Criminal Court and incarcerated at Newgate prison to await transportation......

The Sydney Monitor.......The Old Bailey - We shall never forget the mingled feelings of awe and respect with which we used to gaze on the exterior of Newgate in our schoolboy days. How dreadful its rough, heavy walls, and low massive doors appeared to us - the latter looking as if they were made of the express purpose of letting people in, and never letting them out again. Then the fetters over the debtors' door, which we used to think were a bone fide set of irons, just hung up there for convenience sake, ready to be taken down at a moments notice, and rivetted on the limbs of some refractory felon!

Often have we strayed here in sessions time, just to catch a glimpse of the whipping place, and that dark building on one side of the yard, in which is kept the gibbet, with all its dreadful more of the Old Bailey published in the Sydney Monitor in 1835

Select HERE to find lists of Prisoners who were Sentenced to Transportation by the Central Criminal Court in 1835  as well as the period of his or her detention in Newgate after Sentence

Prison Regulations......


EXTRACTS OF PUNISHMENTS inflicted at Newgate in 1835.......



Convict Ships to NSW in 1835

Vessel Departed Arrived Surgeon Convicts
Henry Porcher 4/9/1834 1/1/ 1835 Thomas Galloway 252
Royal Admiral 27/9/1834 22/1/ 1835 James Osborne 201
Bengal Merchant 1/10/1834 30/1/1835 James Ellis 267
Forth 31/10/1834 3/2/1835 Thomas Robertson 195
Lady Nugent 4/12/1834 9/4/1835 Oliver Sproule 284
Neva 8/1/1835 13/5/1835 (wrk) John Stephenson 151
Marquis Huntley 27/3/1835 5/7/1835 Alick Osborne 319
Westmoreland 9/3/1835 15/7/1835 Charles Inches 218
Hero 15/3/ 1835 31/8/ 1835 Dav. Boyter 197
Mary III 16/4/1835 6/9/1835 John Inches 177 (f)
England 8/6/1835 28/9/1835 Obediah Pineo 230
Backwell 12/6/1835 29/9/1835 Jn. Love 150
Mary Ann 9/7/1835 26/10/1835 Campbell France 305
Lady McNaughten 23/6/1835 26/10/1835 George Forman 298
Royal Sovereign 29/7/1835 12/12/1835 Francis Logan 169
Hive 24/8/1835 10/12/1835 Anthony Donoghue 252







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