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Voyage: 4 months
Surgeon's Journal: no
Research arrived in Port Jackson via Hobart on Wednesday the
14th December 1831 having departed Calcutta on 2nd July and the
Mauritius 5th November.
She brought a cargo of sugar,
tobacco, wine and three horses.
Five prisoners of the Crown were embarked on
the Research. One man Joseph Litham was disembarked in Van
Diemen's Land. He was later sent to
Moreton Bay. The remaining four
prisoners were disembarked in Sydney:
age 34, Native Place Tipperary. Occupation groom and stock keeper.
Convicted of larceny at Calcutta on 19 April 1831 and sentenced to
14 years transportation
Charles Poole age
28. Native place Calcutta. Occupation Clerk. Convicted of larceny on
19 April 1831 at Calcutta and sentenced to 14 years transportation.
Charles Poole was assigned to the
Agricultural Company where he worked as a clerk. After he
received his ticket of leave he was employed as a constable in the
Maitland Police Force.
Edward Foley age 34. Native place Cork.
Occupation Tailor. Convicted of assault with intent to murder. Died
in Port Macquarie Hospital 1836.
- age 33. Native place Salop. Occupation bricklayer. Convicted
of Burglary at Mattoa 4th October 1830 (2) William Hudson was
Leslie Duguid and
India, Mrs. Davidson and servant, Major Gen. Stewart, of His
Majesty's service; Captain Davidson, 13th Native Infantry and 3
native servants; A. Reid Esq., E.C.S. and 1 native servant; E. Witmore Esq., and 1 native servant; Mr. David
Jacobs; Ensign C. Clark, H.M.S.; Ensign J. Poett E.C.S; Ensign W.
Kennedy E.C.S., Mrs. Smith; Mrs. Seavale; Mr. Piper; Mr. Wilson; Mr.
Coffy in charge of the horses; and 2 children.
The Research was the same vessel which
was in Sydney in 1827 and in which
Captain Peter Dillon made his discoveries at Tucopeia,
respecting the fate of the unfortunate La Perouse. (1)
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Convicts/ passengers of the Research identified in the Hunter Valley
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3). Return of Convicts of the
Research assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March
1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 21 June 1832; 28 June
1832; 5 July 1832).....
||Tailor an soldier. Assigned to Captain Hunter at Sydney
||Bricklayer assigned to Dr. Jacob, Bengal Artillery at
||Groom. Assigned to Andrew Gibsone at Goulburn Plains
||Clerk. Assigned to the A.A. Company at Port Stephens
1). The Sydney Herald 30 January 1832
2). State Archives
NSW; Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4016]; Microfiche: 680 Source
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