Category: Henry Wellesley (1804)

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Henry Wellesley was a 304-ton barque sailing ship built in 1804 by Bacon, Harvey & Company at Calcutta, British India. She was wrecked near Calais in 1841.

Under the command of Benjamin Freeman and surgeon Robert Wylie, she departed Portsmouth, England on 7 October 1835, carrying 118 female convicts. She arrived in Sydney on 7 February 1836 and had five convict deaths en route. Henry Wellesley departed Port Jackson on 20 March bound for Batavia in ballast.

In 1835, Henry Wellesley sailed, under the command of Edward Williams and surgeon William Leyson, on her second voyage as a convict transport, departing Woolwich on 20 July 1837, with 139 female convicts. She arrived in Sydney on 22 December 1837 and had no convict deaths en route. Henry Wellesley departed Port Jackson on 10 February 1838 bound for Batavia via King George's Sound, with cargo.

Henry Wellesley sailed from Batavia on 2 January 1839 to Port Adelaide arriving on 5 March, then to Sydney arriving on 18 March. She then sailed for Batavia, before returning to Sydney in September and a voyage to Hobart Town, before again sailing for Batavia. Wikipedia

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