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Convict Ship Morley 1823 


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Embarked: 172 men
Voyage: 108 days
Deaths: 2
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Captain Holliday
Surgeon Superintendent William Bell Carlyle

The Morley was built on the Thames in 1811. Convicts were transported to New South Wales on the Morley in 1817, 1818, 1820, 1828 and 1829 and to Van Diemen's Land in 1820 and 1823.

The Morley departed  the Downs on 25th September 1822, came direct and arrived in Van Diemen's Land on the evening of the 10th January 1823.

William Bell Carlyle kept a Medical Journal from 19 August 1822 to 8 January 1823. One hundred and seventy prisoners arrived under his care, two having died on the passage out.

Officer of the Guard was Lieut. and Adjutant Mackay of the 3rd regiment (or Buffs) accompanied by Ensign Burchell.

Passengers included Captain Steele and family, Mr. Bibra and Francis Little (nephew of William Bell Carlyle). The Hobart Town Gazette dated 18 January 1823 reported Captain Steele, William Bell Carlyle and Francis Little were shortly to depart Hobart for Sydney on the Morley.

William Bell Carlyle was also surgeon on the Asia in 1820, Henry in 1825, Andromeda in 1827 (VDL) Phoenix in 1828 and the Marquis of Huntley in 1830.  

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 Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Morley in 1823



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