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Convict Ship Merope 1834

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Embarked: 11 men
Captain Pollock

The Merope came from Calcutta 1st June 1834 via Mauritius to Van Diemen's Land with eleven prisoners who had been convicted in Madras.

Passengers from Madras included Mr and Mrs. Ashton and children, Dr. and Mrs. Radford, Mr. Innis, Miss Wilton, Lieutenant Davy, Messrs. Innis, Degraves, and McIntosh.

The following convicts, all soldiers charged with crimes such as rape, mutiny, desertion, shooting to kill etc., were then transferred to the Currency Lass, Captain Taggart and taken to Sydney where they arrived on 11 October 1834:

Edward Shea age 25. Native place County Limerick

Isaac McKay  age 41. Native Place Edinburgh

John Kinmouth age 23. Native place Perthshire

Hugh Cummins age 28. Native place Co. Roscommon

George Thomas Breakey age 38. Native place Co. Cavan

Thomas Diamond age 27. Native place Middlesex

James McMullen or McBade Age 35. Native Place Co'erain, Ireland

David Lindsay age 25. Native place Co. Forfarshire

William Casey  age 25. Native place Co. Tipperary

William Pollock  age 37. Native place Lanarkshire

Edmond Isidore age 30. Native place Mauritius

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Convicts/ passengers of the Merope identified in the Hunter Valley


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