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Convict Ship Glatton 1803
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Embarked: males 270; females 135
Voyage: 169 days
Surgeon's Journal: no
Previous vessel:Atlas arrived 30 October 1802
Next vessel:Rolla arrived 12 May 1803
Captain James Colnett. Surgeon Jacob B. Mountgarrett.
wife of convict Robert Melville
Mary Pickettwife of convict Henry Pickett
Ann Pughwife of convict Samuel Pugh
Martha Hayes daughter of convict Mary Hayes became Lt. John Bowen's mistress. Martha was described by Joseph Holt in 1805.....I went on to the next farm, which belonged to a Mr. Hayes, who resided there with his wife and daughter. They were manufacturers of straw; plaiting it, in the neatest manner, for the use of ladies. The daughter was a beautiful girl; she was the prettiest violet that I saw growing at the Derwent. (6)
In 1803 Ensign George Bond of the New South Wales Corps published A Brief Account of the Colony of Port Jackson detailing the fate of some female prisoners......
The convict indents for the Glatton includes only the name of the prisoner, date and place of conviction and sentence.
The Glatton departed Port Jackson bound for England on 17th May 1803 and the London Times reported that she was on her way to Leith for the purpose of receiving the flag of Admiral Bligh. She was to be stationed as guard ship for the defence of Leith.
Notes and Links:
1). Royal Naval Biography; Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the Flag-officers - John Bowen ... By John Marshal.........
2). Convict Richard Binder arrived on the Glatton. Richard Binder later held the licence for the Australian Inn in Newcastle.
3). Joseph Onus arrived as a prisoner on the Glatton and early Maitland settler Richard Martin also. Find out more about other early settlers in the district HERE.
4). Ann Hambleton, Mary Holloway, Grace Mansell, Letty Manvill, Mary Bumball/Taylor, Mary Coulter and James Hunt were all granted Certificates of Freedom in 1810.
5). Around 1803 convict artist John William Lancashire produced the watercolour 'View of Sydney taken from The Rocks'. The stone bridge of the Tank Stream is on the extreme right while Government House is centrally located. This is the layout of Sydney Town as the convicts of the Glatton would have known it.
6). In 1803 Lieutenant John Bowen offered his services to form the settlement which King had previously decided to establish at Risdon Cove, Van Diemen's Land. He was appointed Commandant and Superintendent. The expedition sailed in June but was damaged and delayed by storm, and did not finally clear Port Jackson until the end of August, with Bowen in command of the Albion. He arrived at Risdon Cove on 12 September 1803. (2) Accompanying Lieutenant Bowen were Mr. Jacob Mountgarret surgeon of the Glatton, Mr. Williams to act as storekeeper at the settlement (3).
Click on the text below to read the full naval career of John Bowen......
7). Find out more about Captain James Colnett at the Canadian Dictionary of Biography Online
8). The Calcutta was also a Royal Navy vessel built by the East India company.
9). Precursor to an exposé on forest trees and timber.... Volume 1 By William Layman....
10). Report on the State of the Convicts in Portsmouth Harbour in 1802.......
11). Report on the Condition of Convicts on board La Fortunée at Langstone Harbour 1802....
12). Hunter Valley convicts/passengers arriving on the Glatton
13). On Thursday week was received into the Castle, William Simpson, late of Hunflet, in the Borough of Leeds, who was sentenced for transportation at Leeds Sessions in April last and escaped from out of that Gaol on the same night along with the notorious John Williamson, who was also retaken, and lately transported; the said William Simpson was apprehended at Liverpool - The York Herald 3 January 1801.
14). The following were sentenced to transportation for seve years viz. Ann Huddlestone, William Dobby, Charles Glave, and William Dowse, for divers thefts.
The following convicts have been located in the Hunter Valley region.....
|Richard Binder||Northampton||Newcastle/Patterson's Plains|
|Richard Martin||Kent||Wallis Plains|
|Robert Melville||Perth||Broken Bay|
|Joseph Onus||Kent||Patrick Plains/ Richmond|
|Samuel Pugh||Middlesex||Wallis Plains|