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Convict Ship Caledonia 1822

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Embarked 150 men
Voyage 140 days
Deaths - 6
Surgeon's Journal - No
Captain Robert Carns
Surgeon Stephen Williamson R.N.
1st Officer Mr. J. Carns 2nd Officer - W. Johnson 3rd officer - T. Stokes.

The Caledonia departed from Portsmouth, touched at Rio de Janeiro and was there at the same time as the Mangles.

The Caledonia arrived in Van Diemen's Land on Wednesday 6th November 1822 with 144 male convicts, six having died on the passage out.

Officer of the Guard, Lieutenant Masterman of the 87th regiment. The Guard comprised a detachment of the 3rd regiment, (Buffs).

Passengers included Mr. C. Barnard and family and Mr. Thompson.

The convicts arriving on the Caledonia were landed on Monday 11th November. After being inspected by the Lieutenant-Governor, they were appropriated to their employment, most being assigned to the service of the Settlers, and between 60 and 70 sent to port Dalrymple.

John Brothers arrived free on the Caledonia and was later employed as overseer by Samuel Wright at Bengalla in the Hunter Valley.



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