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Convict Ship Neva 1833 


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Embarked: 170 men
Voyage: 115 days
Deaths: 1
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Tons: 337
Previous vessel: Java arrived 18 November 1833
Next vessel: Lloyds arrived 18 December 1833
Captain Benjamin Peck
Surgeon Superintendent Morgan Price

The Neva was built at Hull in 1813.

Cholera broke out while the ship was still at Deptford and was prevalent in the early part of the voyage.  On the 11th July the Neva proceeded to Sheerness and on the following day one hundred convicts were embarked from the hulks - Cumberland, Euryalus and Retribution ; many of these were old men.

The Neva then sailed to Plymouth arriving on the 18th July. The remaining 70 convicts were embarked from the Captivity hulk the following day and on 20th July the Neva weighed anchor and sailed for New South Wales.

One prisoner died on the voyage. He was elderly and addicted to drinking according to the surgeon and despite every care died of apoplexy. Grave fears were held for another man with a case of ischuria however by the end of the voyage this man had recovered.  Morgan Price commented on the good health of the convicts.......

Upon the whole the Guard, Ships Company and Convicts during the voyage enjoyed good health which I attribute in a considerable degree to the free ventilation of the ship, frequent fumigation and the employment of the solution of chloride of lime; and during the voyage when the weather was favourable the whole of the convicts admitted on deck. The utmost attention was paid to personal cleanliness and the convicts had access to the forecastle. The bathing tub was placed for the purpose of washing and during warm weather 1/4 of the men bathed every morning.

The Neva arrived in Port Jackson on 21 November 1833.

The guard consisted of 26 rank and file of the 21st regt., etc., under the orders of Lieutenant McEdwin (or Meldrum?) of the 2nd or Queen's Own and Ensign Buchier of the 17th Regiment. Select here to find convict ships bringing detachments of the 21st regiment.

The prisoners were landed at the Dockyard at Sydney on Saturday 7th December 1833.

The Neva departed Port Jackson bound for Manilla in January 1834.  

Notes & Links:

1). Morgan Price was also employed as surgeon on the convict ships Martha in 1818, Brampton in 1823, and the Almorah in 1824.

2). Ship's carpenter was John Thornton

3). Hunter Valley convicts arriving in the Neva in 1833

4). The Neva was engaged to transport convicts again in 1834 and was wrecked north of King Island in May 1835. (Select here to find out more)

5). 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
17 November 1832 Portsmouth Andromeda 1833 Lieuts. Lonsdale & Armstrong 21st regt.,
14 December 1832 London Mangles 1833  
21 February 1833 Downs Asia 1833 Lieuts. Kelly and Wilson of 6th regt.,
-- June 1833 Sheerness Lord Lyndoch 1833 Lieut-Col. Leahy. Headquarters of 21st
4 June 1833 Dublin Royal Admiral 1833 Lieut. Ainslie 21st regt.,
44 July 1833 Portsmouth Aurora 1833 Major elisle 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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