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Convict Ship Lord Lyndoch 1833 


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Embarked: 330 men (one man re-landed)
Voyage: 4 months
Deaths: 4
Surgeon's Journal: Yes
Tons: 638
Previous vessel: Buffalo arrived 5 October 1833
Next vessel: Royal Admiral arrived 26 October 1833
Master William Johnston
Surgeon Superintendent David Watson

Convicts were transported to New South Wales on the Lord Lyndoch in 1833 and in 1838 ; and to Van Diemen's Land in 1831, 1836 and 1840.

On this voyage, the Lord Lyndoch departed Sheerness on 4th June 1833 and sailed via Rio de Janeiro, arriving in Port Jackson on Friday 18th October 1833.

David Watson kept a Medical Journal from 15 May to 11 November 1833 in which he recorded the number of male convicts received on board the Lord Lyndoch in May 1833 from various hulks......

Justitia hulk at Woolwich, 100;
Retribution hulk at Chatham, 50;
Cumberland hulk at Chatham, 130 (total 280 men);
and from Euryalus hulk, 50 (lads).

According to the surgeon, the convicts received on board the Lord Lyndoch were generally stout healthy young men although several of them look pale and weakly from confinement.   The diseases most prevalent during the voyage were diarrhoea and catarrh. Erysipelas of the head and face was common chiefly when the weather was hot and rainy and the men confined below. Several of the cases were very severe, they all recovered, Hallowell excepted. According to the indents four prisoners died on the voyage out.

Convicts mentioned in the surgeon's Journal who died included Mark Lukeman on 23 July; Benjamin Hallowell 30 September; Benjamin Skinner 17 October.

The Guard consisted of the Head Quarters and Band of the 21st Regiment - Lieutenant-Colonel Leahy, Lieutenant C.W. Lamotte, Lieutenant A. Mundy and 33 rank and file of the 21st regiment, 5 women and 3 children. Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment.

The prisoners were mustered on board six days after arrival on 24th October 1833.

The Lord Lyndoch departed Sydney for Madras via Hobart with a detachment of the 21st Scotch Fusiliers in December 1833. The Australian reported that the detachment embarked on Saturday morning 30th November. They were preceded by their piper, he was dressed in his best, in honour of the saint of Scotland, it being Saint Andrew's day; and animated his comrades by playing several national airs on the pibroch.  

Notes & Links:

1). David Watson was also employed as surgeon on the Lloyds in 1837

2). Select here to find more about the ninety-eight convicts of the Lord Lyndoch so far identified residing in the Hunter Region.

3). Charles Kilminster  was executed after being found guilty of taking part in the Myall Creek Massacre in December 1838.

4). Convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment (Royal Scotch Fusiliers).......

Date/ Place of Departure Ship Command of the Guard
4 September 1832 London Mary 1833 Captain Daniels 21st regt.,
8 October 1832 Cork Roslin Castle 1833 Lieuts. Bayley & Pieter L. Campbell. 21st
22 September 1833 Sheerness Camden 1833 Major Thomas Fairweather 21st regt.,
17 November 1832 Portsmouth Andromeda 1833 Lieuts. Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
14 December 1832 London Mangles 1833  
21 February 1833 Cork Portland 1833 Captain Frazer, 26th regt.,
21 February 1833 Downs Asia 1833 Lieuts. Kelly and Wilson of 6th regt.,
14 May 1833 Portsmouth Heroine 1833 Captain Mackay
-- June 1833 Sheerness Lord Lyndoch 1833 Lieut-Col. Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
4 June 1833 Dublin Royal Admiral 1833 Lieut. Ainslie 21st regt.,
5 June 1833 Portsmouth Captain Cook 1833 Captain Armstrong 21st regt.,
4 July 1833 Portsmouth Aurora 1833 Major Delisle 4th regt.,
24 July 1833 Cork Java 1833 Lieut. Wrixon, 21st regt.,
29 July 1833 Plymouth Neva 1833 Lieut. McEdwin 1st or Queens Own regt.,
25 August 1833 Downs Lloyds 1833 Lieut. McKnight 21st regt.,
27 October 1833 England Fairlie 1834  
28 March 1838 Bengal Merchant 1838 Lieut. Dear of 21st regt.,


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