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Convict Ship Royal Admiral 1835

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Embarked: 203 men
Voyage: 117
Deaths: 2
Surgeon's Journal: no
Tons 414
Previous vessel: Henry Porcher arrived 1 January 1835
Next vessel: Bengal Merchant arrived 30 January 1835
Master David Fotheringham
Surgeon Superintendent James Osborne
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The Royal Admiral was built at Lynn in 1828. Convicts were transported to New South Wales on the Royal Admiral in 1830, 1833, 1835 and to Van Diemen's Land in 1842.

The Belfast News Letter reported on 26 September 1834  - About 200 convicts were shipped on Saturday from the Essex Hulk in Kingstown Harbour, on board the Royal Admiral, transport ship, preparatory to their sailing for New South Wales. Zachariah Shaw, Robert Clayton and Thomas Clayton who had been convicted of forging stamps, were also brought on board the same vessel from the prison of Newgate (Ireland).

The Royal Admiral departed Dublin on 27 September 1834 and arrived in Port Jackson on 22 January 1835 with 201 male convicts.

The Guard consisted of 2 serjeants and 28 rank and file of the 50th regiment, seven women and 1 child, under orders of Lieutenant William Langley Tudor of the 50th regiment. Passengers included Quartermaster Thomas Freer, Mrs. Freer, two sons Thomas and Robert Freer and daughters Miss Amelia Freer and Miss Charlotte Freer; Mrs. Tudor and three children.

Detachments of the 50th regiment arrived on the Surry, Forth, Bengal Merchant Hooghley, Susan, Blenheim, Royal Admiral, Lady Nugent, Parmelia, James Laing, Hive, Hooghley Captain Cook, Hero, Roslin Castle, Henry Porcher, Henry Tanner and Lady Kennaway

Notes and Links:

1). Find out more about bushranger John Toole who arrived on the Royal Admiral

2). Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Royal Admiral in 1835

3). James Osborne was also surgeon on the convict ships Layton in 1829, Red Rover in 1831 (VDL) and John Barry in 1834

4). Convict Ships to NSW in 1835

5). Lieutenant Tudor and his family resided in a residence on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor in 1836(1). William Langley Tudor was appointed Ensign in the 50th regiment on 9th April 1825, Lieutenant on 26th November 1829 and Adjutant on 29 November 1829. He married Mary Ann, the daughter of R.R. Kitson in January 1830 and on 12th February 1831 Mary Ann gave birth to twin daughters. Lieutenant Tudor was promoted to Captain on 1st April 1841. He served as Aide-de-camp to General Grey in the action of Punniar in December 1843 and was awarded a medal He was promoted to Major 30th April 1844. In 1850 Major Tudor exchanged to the 86th regiment. He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonial 20th June 1854 and Colonel on 10th August 1855.

6). 50th (The Queen's Own) Regt. of Foot.......  


1). Sydney Herald 12 December 1836


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