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Convict Ship Gaillardon 1838

Embarked: 9 male prisoners
Voyage: 3 months
Surgeon's Journal: no
Previous vessel: Diamond arrived 28 March 1838
Next vessel: William Jardine arrived 11 April 1838
Captain Rapson




The Gaillardon departed Calcutta 20th December 1837 with passengers, convicts and sundry items.


ARRIVAL

They called at Swan River on 13th February and Hobart Town 22nd March, arriving in Sydney on 30 March 1838. The Sydney Herald reported on the 22 March 1838 that the Gaillardon from Calcutta was the first packet ship in the service of the Australian Association of India.

The Gaillardon departed Calcutta 20th December 1837; called at Swan River and Hobart Town and arrived in Sydney on 13 March 1838 with passengers, 9 convicts and sundry items. The Sydney Herald reported on the 22 March 1838 that the Gaillardon from Calcutta was the first packet ship in the service of the Australian Association of India.


FREE PASSENGERS

Passengers included: Mesdames Pegus, Davidson, S. Smith, C. Williams and Kapson; Miss Falconer; Miss E. Smith, Captain Davidson, 13th Light Infantry; W. Smith Esq; Major G.D. Mercer, Dragoons; Ensign W.D. Mercer, Bengal Army; Major Henry Hutton Jacob (later engineer in charge at the Breakwater at Newcastle), H.M. 80th regt.; R. McDonald Esq.; James Bruce Esq., Mr J. Lamb Esq; James Macdonald Esq; Ensign Alexander Skene; Dr. H.P. Bell; William Pegus, Alexander Falconer Esq. and five children. Steerage Passengers Mrs. Little; Mr. Little; Mr. Milne; three children..


CONVICTS

Convicts arriving on the Gaillardon.......

James Barras - Native of Somersetshire. Gardener and soldier of the Horse Artillery Company Service. Court martialled for making away with his necessaries and striking a serjeant

Jeremiah Buckley - Native of Bantry Bay. Top sawyer and soldier in the Horse Artillery Company Service. Court martialled for desertion and allowing a prisoners to escape

William Butler - Native of Wicklow. Labourer and soldier of the Bengal Horse Artillery. Court martialled for desertion

Luke Conroy - Native of Roscommon. Labourer and soldier in the 6th regiment. court martialled for drunkenness, striking a serjeant and quitting his post

Daniel Detloff (Von Ranzow) - Native of Prince of Wales Island. Mate of a ship. Tried in Bombay for attempt at murder

George Dyer - Native of Wiltshire. Labourer and soldier in the 6th regiment. Court martialled for sleeping and off post

Samuel Frith - Native of Manchester. Footman and soldier in the Bengal Horse Artillery. Court martialled for murder.

John Lamb - Native of Manchester. Cotton spinner and soldier in the Bengal Horse Artillery. Court Martialled for desertion

Joseph Wall - Native of Birmingham. Bridle Bit and stirrup filer and soldier in the 6th regiment. Court martialled for quitting his post.

The Gaillardon returned to New South Wales with convicts in October 1839


NOTES AND LINKS

1). Report of the Gaillardon at the Meeting of the Australian Association of Bengal. Calcutta Monthly Journal and General Register

2) Trial of Samuel Frith - Military Law Authority