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Vessels Carrying Convicts From Great Britain, 1839-1846.

British Parliamentary Papers (BPP) LXV (573). It is assumed that unless stated the convicts were being transported to Australia.

A Return of all ships or Vessels hired for the conveyance of Convicts from Great Britain and Ireland, between the 1st January 1839 and the 30th June 1846; stating the Ships' Names, Tonnage, Owner's Name, Broker's or Agent's Name, Class of Ship, Rate of Freight, and when the same commenced, Number of Convicts taken on Board, when Sailed, when Arrived, Amount of Demurrage (if any), and whether engaged by Public Tender or otherwise-(in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 244, of Session 1839). All vessels were engaged by Public Tender.

Note: Demurrage was compensation for the detention of the vessel beyond the original date of departure due to loading.

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1839 Marquis of Hastings 452 J. Somes Lachlans & Co. Æ1 4 9 - 1839: Jan 29 240 - - 1839: Mar 17 1839: July 18 - nil - -
Egyptian 359 Fenwick & Co. H & C. Toulmin Æ 1 4 17 6 " Feb 20 190 - - " Apr 10 " Aug 15 - " - -
Hindostan 424 Richardson Chapman A 1 4 15 - " Feb 20 - 150 20 " May 9 " Sept 11 55 16 3 -
Parkfield 496 J. Cockburn & Co. Lachlans & Co. A 1 5 - - " Mar 7 240 - - " May 15 " Sept 2 - nil - -
Blenheim 374 Brown ditto A 1 5 12 6 " Mar 20 200 - 5 " May 19 " Sept 27 - " - -
Middlesex 419 Dunbar ditto A 1 5 12 6 " May 1 200 - 1 " July 6 1840 Jan 25 - " - -
Mary Ann 394 Somes ditto A 1 5 10 - " July 18 - 120 40 " July 18 1839 Nov 10 38 17 4 -
Layton 513 ditto ditto Æ 1 5 7 6 " May 9 260 - - " July 13 " Dec 7 - nil - -
Barrossa 729 ditto ditto Æ 5 9 10 " June 11 336 - - " Aug 3 " Dec 8 - " - -
Minerva 327 Anderson ditto - 5 7 6 - June 27 - 118 28 " Aug 18 " Dec 26 - " - -
Canton 506 Pirie & Co Pirie & Co A 1 5 4 - " July 29 240 - - " Sept 22 1840 Jan 12 - " - -
Nautilus 400 Somes Lachlans - 6 - - " Aug 1 200 - - " Oct 17 " Feb 15 - " - -
Woodbridge 516 Tebbut & Co Barber Æ 4 17 6 " Aug 13 230 - - " Oct 12 " Feb 26 - " - -
Augusta Jessie 380 Pirie & Co Pirie & Co A 1 5 10 - " Sept 7 155 - - " Nov 11 " Feb 25 - " - -
Mangles 594 W. Carr W. Carr Æ 1 4 4 - " Sept 26 290 - - " Nov 27 " Apr 27 - " - -
Runnymede 388 Greig Lachlans A 1 4 17 6 " Sept 26 200 - - " Nov 14 " Mar 28 - " - -
Gilbert Henderson 428 Henderson Pirie & Co A 1 4 5 - " Oct 3 - 184 19 " Dec 12 " Apr 24 14 1 - Public Tender
Isabella 323 Nelson Lachlans A 1 5 7 - " Dec 7 - 119 25 1840 Mar 5 " July 24 - nil - -

1840

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1840 Maitland 648 J. Somes Lachlans Æ 1 5 - - 1840 Jan 6 305 - - 1840 Mar 20 1840 July 14 - nil - -
Surry 461 Greig ditto Æ 1 4 18 6 " Jan 16 - 213 - " Mar 20[9?] " July 27 22 14 10 -
Mandarin 424 Gordon & Sons Lachlans A 1 4 9 6 " Jan 17 212 - - " Feb 25 " June 30 - nil - -
King William 380 Brass Toulmin A 1 5 - - " Feb 27 180 - 2 " Apr 28 " Aug 17 - " - -
Asia 536 Somes Lachlans Æ 5 9 - " Feb 27 276 - - " Apr 27 " Aug 5 - " - -
Margaret 364 Harrison Harrison A 1 5 14 6 " Mar 5 - 131 21 " Apr 30 " Aug 17 - " - -
Pekoe 378 Petman Phillipps & Co A 1 5 17 - " Apr 30 180 - 2 " July 10 " Nov 6 - " - -
Eden 522 Somes Lachlans A 1 5 13 9 " May 16 270 - - " July 11 " Nov 18 - " - -
Egyptian 359 Fenwick Toulmin Æ 5 15 - " June 20 170 - - " Aug 19 " Dec 20 - " - -
Lord Lynedoch 638 Somes Lachlans Æ 5 14 - " July 20 320 - - " Sept 11 1841 Feb 5 - " - -
Navarino 463 Ward ditto Æ 1 5 7 6 " Aug 13 - 180 12 " Oct 8 " Jan 17 - " - -
Hindostan 424 Richardson Chapman A 1 5 4 6 " Aug 13 209 - - " Oct 7 " Jan 17 - " - -
Lady Raffles 647 Oldfield Lachlans Æ 1 5 19 6 " Sept 14 330 - - " Dec 2 " Mar 17 - " - -
Mary Ann 394 Somes ditto A 1 6 4 4 " Sept 17 - 124 38 " Nov 27 " Mar 19 - " - -
British Sovereign 436 Beech ditto A 1 5 4 6 " Oct 3 180 - 5 " Dec 16 " Mar 18 - " - -
Duncan 542 Aikin Smith - 5 10 - " Oct 8 259 - - " Dec 12 " Apr 18 - " - -

1841

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1841 Rajah 352 Smith Lachlans A 1 4 12 4 1841 Feb 4 - 180 - 1841 Apr 5 1841 July 19 - nil - -
Asia 523 Oldfield ditto Æ 1 5 9 - " Feb 5 260 - - " Apr 16 " July 21 - nil - -
Layton 513 Somes ditto Æ 1 5 9 11 " Feb 5 250 - - " Apr 9 " Sept 1 - " - -
Waverley 362 Chapman Chapman - 4 12 6 " Feb 18 176 - 2 " June 25 " Sept 12 - " - -
Westmorland 404 Bottomley Lachlans A 1 4 14 10 " Mar 25 202 - - " May 19 " Sept 12 - " - -
Garland Grove 385 Greig ditto A 1 4 3 6 " Mar 27 - 180 - " June 17 " Oct 10 57 - 8 -
David Clarke 608 Russell Phillipps & Co Æ 1 5 11 6 " Mar 30 308 - - : June 6 " Oct 4 - nil - -
Lord Goderick 361 Godwin & Lee Godwin Æ 1 5 10 - " May 17 186 - - " June 29 " Nov 18 - " - -
Mexborough 376 Somes Lachlans Æ 1 6 6 - " May 22 - 145 35 " Aug 12 " Dec 26 - " - -
Prince Regent 394 ditto ditto Æ 1 5 19 - " May 22 181 - 9 " Aug 7 1842 Jan 6 - " - -
Barrosa 720 ditto ditto Æ 1 5 10 - " July 1 350 - - " Aug 30 " Jan 13 - " - -
Emma Eugenia 383 G. Wade ditto A 1 4 3 4 " Aug 12 - 191 - " Nov 18 " Apr 9 220 10 5 -
Richard Webb 403 D. Halket ditto A 1 4 9 5 " Sept 3 200 - - " Nov 15 " Mar 4 - nil - -
John Brewer 457 ditto Pirie & Co - 3 18 5 " Sept 30 200 - - " Dec 5 " Apr 6 - " - -
Somersetshire 449 Chapman Chapman Æ 1 4 4 - " Sept 30 219 - - " Dec 20 " May 30 29 10 8 -
Isabella 579 Dunbar Lachlans Æ 1 4 7 9 " Nov 4 300 - - 1842 Jan 20 " May 20 - nil - -

1842

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s.d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate  per Ton. 
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1842 Royal Admiral 414 Bottomley ditto Æ 1 2 19 5 1842 Jan 28 - 204 - " May 5 " Sept 26 95 5 6 -
Surry 461 J. Greig ditto - 3 18 6 " Jan 28 250 - - " Mar 22 " Aug 11 - nil - -
Eden 522 J.H. Luscombe ditto A 1 3 17 6 " Jan 28 280 - - " Mar 14 " July 6 - " - Public Tender
Candahar 506 A. Redley Toulmin A 1 4 5 - " Jan 28 250 - - " Apr 2 " July 21 - " - -
Hope 377 C.M. Lughrue Lachlans Æ 1 3 19 9 " Feb 3 - 139 44 " Apr 9 " Aug 17 - " - -
Isabella Watson 433 H. russell Edridge A 1 3 13 9 " Feb 10 200 - - " may 1 " Aug 3 - " - -
Elphinstone 425 W.L. Oldfield Lachlans Æ 1 3 15 6 " Apr 9 230 - - " Apr 9 " July 28 - " - -
Susan 572 Ward ditto Æ 1 4 2 3 " Feb 23 300 - - " Apr 24 " July 24 - " - -
Sir George Arthur 339 J. Somes ditto A 1 4 5 - " Mar 3 - - - Wrecked at Bermuda " June 3 - " - -
Emily 461 ditto Pirie & Co A 5 8 - " Apr 14 240 - - 1842 June 29 " Nov 21 - " - -
Waterloo 414 T. Brockelbank Lachlans Æ 1 4 9 6 " Apr 18 220 - - " June 1 Wrecked in Table Bay, 28 Aug - " - -
Kinnear 368 Ellice Kinnear Pirie & Co A 1 4 15 - " Apr 30 174 - - " July 10 1842 Oct 23 - " - -
Marquis of Hastings 452 Sonies Lachlans Æ 1 5 - - " May 11 240 - - " July 17 " Nov 7 - " - -
Triton 467 Nicol & Co Nicol A 1 4 - - " June 11 256 - - " Aug 9 " Dec 19 - " - -
Moffatt 821 T. Ward Lachlans Æ 1 3 19 - " June 14 389 - - " Aug 14 " Nov 28 - " - -
Garland Grove 385 J. Greig ditto A 1 3 18 6 " July 11 - 191 30 " Sept 28 1843 Jan 20 38 - 6 -
Waverley 362 Chapman Chapman - 4 9 6 " July 21 - 150 41 " Sept 4 1842 Dec 16 - nil - -
Navarino 403 Ward lachlans Æ 1 4 6 - " July 21 180 - - " Sept 22 1843 Jan 10 - " - -
Duchess of Northumberland 541 D. Dunbar ditto A 1 3 16 8 " Aug 18 270 - - " Oct 2 " Jan 18 - " - -
Earl Grey 571 ditto Lachlans A 1 3 16 8 " Aug 18 26 - - " Oct 5 " Jan 14 - " - -
Margaret 364 B. Harrison Harrison A 1 4 18 6 " Sept 23 - 156 20 " Dec 30 " July 19 83 17 8 -
John Renwick 402 Godwin & Lee Godwin A 1 4 4 0 " Oct 7 160 - - " Dec 7 " Apr 10 - nil - -
North Briton 402 T. Fyall Luchlans Æ 1 4 9 - " Oct 7 180 - - " Dec 22 " Apr 10 - " - -

1843

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1843 Gilmore 500 R. Barry Lachlans Æ 1 5 7 4 1843 Feb 15 254 - - 1843 Apr 14 1843 Aug 20 32 17 7 -
Cressy 630 D. Dunbar ditto A 1 5 8 9 " Feb 21 296 - - " Apr 30 " Aug 20 93 15 11 -
East London 335 W. Mitcheson ditto A 1 5 17 - " Mar 4 - 133 49 " May 10 " Sept 28 - nil - -
Constant 445 J. Heming Havside & Co - 5 - - " Mar 14 204 - - " May 9 " Aug 29 - " - -
Asiatie 406 James Allen Chapman A 1 4 10 - " Apr 17 188 - - " May 28 " Sept 23 - " - -
Lord Petre 531 J. Comes ditto A 1 5 19 - " May 1 238 - - " July 4 " Oct 15 - " _ -
Forfarshire 508 C. Ingram Haviside A 5 7 - " May 12 240 - - " June 27 " Oct 13 - " - -
Henrietta 442 M'Calmont & Co Lachlans A 1 4 4 - " May 12 190 - - " July 12 " Nov 19 - " - -
Emerald Isle 501 F. Chambers ditto A 1 5 2 3 " May 20 214 - - " June 30 " Oct 12 - " - -
Lady of the Lake 243 J. Walters Walters Æ 1 3 - - " June 7 100 - - " July 26 " Aug 18 - " - to Gibraltar
Maitland 648 J. Somes Lachlans Æ 1 5 18 - " June 7 199 - - " Sept 1 1844 Jan 12 223 15 1 -
Orator 369 W. Tayte ditto A 1 5 14 9 " June 12 170 - 1 " Aug 12 1843 Nov 21 - nil - -
Woodbridge 516 Tebbut & Co ditto Æ 1 5 2 3 " June 27 - 204 - " Aug 30 " Dec 25 93 7 4 -
Duke of Richmond 420 R. Leslie ditto A 1 4 - - " Aug 15 111 - - " Sept 21 " Dec 2 6 18 3 -
Emma Eugenia 383 W. Campbell ditto A 1 4 3 4 " Sept 30 - 170 - " Nov 23 1844 Apr 2 44 2 1 -
Marion 684 W.L. Pope Pirie & Co A 1 3 16 - " Oct 4 300 - - " Nov 29 " Apr 4 - nil - -
Equestrian 659 T. Ward Lachlans A 1 4 4 - " Dec 11 290 - - 1844 Jan 28 " May 2 - " - -

1844

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1844 Greenlaw 406 T. Farncomb Hill & Co A 1 4 5 - 1844 Jan 10 - 12- 29 1844 Mar 5 1844 July 2 - nil - -
Blundell 520 R.L. Hunter Lachlans A 1 4 5 - " Jan 24 210 - - " Mar 18 " July 5 - " ' -
London 611 H. Shuttleworth Haviside A 1 5 3 - " Jan 26 250 - - " Mar 18 " July 10 - " - -
Cadet 376 J. Somes Lachlans A 1 5 15 - " Jan 5[sic but may have meant Feb] 164 - - " Apr 9 " Aug 21 - " - -
Maria Somes 600 ditto ditto A 1 5 14 6 " Mar 6 264 - - " Apr 26 " July 29 - " - -
Barrosa 729 ditto ditto Æ 1 5 5 - " Mar 11 322 - - " May 14 " June 5 - " - -
Angelina 366 ditto ditto A 1 5 9 - " Mar 20 - 170 20 " Apr 29 " Aug 21 - " - -
Emily 448 D. Halket ditto A 1 4 19 9 " may 16 205 - 1 " July 14 Oct 30 - " - -
Lord Auckland 516 T. Wards ditto A 1 4 - - " May 21 238 - - " July 16 " Nov 15 - " - -
Agincourt 541 D. Dunbar ditto A 1 4 5 10 " May 21 224 - - " July 8 " Nov 9 - " - -
William Jardine 553 J. gilmore ditto A 1 4 10 - " May 28 270 - - " Aug 11 " Nov 20 81 18 3 -
Sir Robert Peel 610 R. Greenwell Edridge A1 3 19 4 " July 20 254 - - " Sept 9 " Dec 26 - nil - -
Tasmania 412 A. Riddell Devitt & Moore A 1 3 17 - : July 27 - 192 - " Sept 7 " Dec 20 - " - -
Phbe 473 D. Dunbar Lachlans A 1 3 12 2 " Aug 19 - 128 28 " Sept 25 1845 Jan 2 - " - -
Hydrabad 602 ditto ditto A 1 4 2 9 " Aug 30 250 - - " Oct 17 " Feb 19 - " - -
Sir George Seymour 730 J. Somes ditto A 1 - 18 -
(p'ton p'month)
" Sept 6 345 - - " Nov 8 " Feb 27 - " - -
La Belle Alliance 676 ditto ditto Æ 1 2 19 11 " Nov 28 200 - - 1845 Jan 17 " Feb 8 - " - to Gibraltar
Mount Stuart Elphinstone 611 ditto ditto Æ 1 4 17 - " Dec 14 260 - - " Mar 3 " July 4 70 6 4 -
Elizabeth and Henry 426 J.W. Gray ditto A 1 3 17 6 : Dec 20 200 - - " Feb 15 " June 5 - nil - -

1845

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1845 China 524 D. Dunbar Lachlans A 1 2 7 6 1845 Feb 5 200 - - 1845 Mar 27 1845 June 4 - nil - to Bermuda
Tory 432 J. & F. Somes ditto A 1 4 8 0 " Feb 6 - 170 35 " Mar 22 " July 4 - " - -
Theresa 495 T. Ward ditto A 1 4 - - " May 23 300 - - " July 3 " Oct 15 - " - -
Stratheden 428 G. Lewis Tiplady A 1 3 9 6 " June 23 154 - - " Aug 2 " Dec 25 Final account not received -
Lloyds 402 T. Ward Lachlans A 1 3 9 6 " June 24 - 170 30 " July 26 " Nov 7 - nil - -
Mayda 485 G. Lyall, jun ditto A 1 3 11 6 " July 15 199 - - " Aug 29 1846 Jan 8 Final account not received -
Tasmania 412 A. Riddell Devitt & Moore A 1 4 7 - " July 23 - 138 36 " Sept 2 1845 Dec 3 - " - -
Samuel Boddington 523 C.M. Lughrue Lachlans A 1 3 5 - " Aug 2 141 - 2 " Sept 23 1846 Jan 18 - " - -
Pestonjee Bomanjee 594 G. Lyall, jun. ditto A1 4 11 6 " Aug 6 299 - - " Sept 10 1845 Dec 30 - nil - -
Asia 523 T. Oldfield ditto Æ 1 1 19 - " Oct 10 150 - - " Nov 10 " Dec 5 - " - to Gibraltar
China 524 D. Dunbar ditto A 1 3 1 2 " Nov 5 200 - - 1846 Jan 6 Not reported Final account not received -
Joseph Somes 620 T. Colyer ditto A 1 3 17 5 " Nov 4 250 - - 1845 Dec 21 - "- - " - -
Emma Eugenia 383 Giles Wade ditto A 1 3 7 - " Dec 12 - 170 - 1846 Jan 24 - " - - " - -
David Malcolm 488 D. Dunbar Lachlans A 1 4 12 6 " Mar 27 220 - - 1845 May 16 1845 Aug 25[sic] - nil - -
Ratcliff 600 T. Ward ditto A 1 4 - - " mar 27 215 - 2 " May 19 " Sept 4 - " - -
Marion 685 W.L. Pope Sir J. Pirie & Co A 1 3 19 5 " May 6 300 - - " June 12 " Sept 16 - " - -
Equestrian 659 T. Ward Lachlans A 1 3 19 3 " May 23 300 - - " July 3 " Oct 15 - " - -

1846

When
hired
Ship's Name Ton-
nage
Name of Owner Name of Broker or Agent Class
of
Ship
Freight Number of
Convicts taken
on Board
When
sailed
When
arrived
Amount
of
Demurrage
s. d.
Whether
engaged
by Public
Tender or
otherwise
Rate per Ton.
s. d.
When
commenced
Males Females Child-
ren
1846 Palmira 602 T. Colyer Lachlans Æ 1 3 12 6 1846 Feb 3 300 - - 1846 Mar 8 Not reported Final account not received -
Lord Auckland 516 T. Ward ditto A 1 3 9 9 " Mar 2 180 - - " Apr 19 - " - - " - -
Scotia 657 Phillipps & Co W.H. Tiplady A 1 4 5 -
(out & home)
" Mar 18 300 - - " Apr 28 1846 June 8 - " - to Bermuda
Maitland 648 G. Marshall J.R. Edridge Æ 1 3 19 - " Mar 26 299 - - " June 29 Not reported - " - 0
Sea Queen 404 W.L. Pope Sir J. Pirie & Co A 1 3 8 - " Mar 26 - 170 - " May 11 - " - - " - -
John Calvin 419 R.L. Hunter Lachlans A 1 4 9 - " Mar 26 200 - - " May 12 - " - - " - -
Thetis 518 W. Mattheson ditto Æ 1 5 15 -
(each convict)
" Apr 29 60 - - " June 5 1846 June 23 - " - to Gibraltar
Adelaide 639 J. & F. Somes ditto A 1 3 17 - " May 28 300 - - " July 11 Not reported - " - -

James Meek,
Comptroller of Victualling and Transport Services.

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