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Earl of Liverpool, Convict Voyage to New South Wales 1830-31

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Earl of Liverpool Convict Transport Ship

There were 89 convicts transported aboard the "Earl of Liverpool", leaving Scotland in December 1830 and arriving at Sydney Cove on 5 April, 1831



Convict Ship Earl of Liverpool 1831

Master: F. Manning.

Surgeon Superintendent: David Thompson

The Earl of Liverpool proceeded to Woolwich at the beginning of November 1830 and soon afterwards 46 female prisoners were received on board from Newgate. From other parts of England and Scotland more women were received making the total number embarked 89 - 90. Sixteen of the prisoners' children were embarked with them.

Surgeon David Thompson kept a Medical Journal from 2 November 1830 to 10 April 1831.

The Earl of Liverpool arrived in Port Jackson on Tuesday 5 April 1831 with 88 female prisoners and had the distinction of being the first brig to ever bring prisoners to the colony.

Eighty-seven women were mustered by the Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay on 7th April 1831. The indents include the name, age, religion, education, marital status, family, native place, occupation, offence, when and where tried, sentence, prior convictions, physical description and to whom assigned on arrival. There is also occasional information such as pardons, relatives already in the colony, deaths and colonial punishments.

They were landed on Friday 15th April, ten days after arriving and immediately sent to their situations assigned to them by the Colonial Government.

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