The Alexander was the next convict
ship to leave Ireland after the
Francis & Eliza and the
departed in December 1814. The Alexander
departed Ireland on 4th November 1815, sailed via Rio de
Janeiro and arrived in Sydney on 4 April 1816
Three women died on the passage out. - Margaret Donolan
died 20th January 1816; Jane Reid died 20th November
1816 and Anne Talbot died 22nd January 1816.
Sixty female prisoners who
came by the Alexander were conveyed to Hobart Town
on the brig Kangaroo, under Captain Jeffreys.
The rest remained in Sydney. The Principal Superintendent of
Convicts William Hutchinson announced on 6th April that
'a quantity of female prisoners' had arrived on the
Alexander and those colonists desirous of a
housekeeper should apply to his Office.
Alexander was one of two convict ships bringing
female prisoners in 1816, the other being the
John W. Hallion was employed as Surgeon
Superintendent. He was also employed as surgeon on the
Isabella in 1818.
The Alexander departed Port
Jackson bound for England on 23 June 1816.