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Convict Ship Mangles 1828

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Embarked: 200 men
Voyage: 100 days
Deaths: 3
Surgeon's Journal: yes
Previous vessel: Asia arrived 13 March 1828
Next vessel: Borodino arrived 12 July 1828
Captain William Carr
Surgeon Superintendent  Harman Cochrane

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This was the fifth voyage of the Mangles transporting convicts to Australia. The next voyage of the Mangles was in 1833.

Prisoners of the Mangles were mostly born in Ireland with the exception of Joseph Towers, a brassfounder who was born in Birmingham and transported for desertion; Jasper Wheeler from Domanaque, France transported for desertion; Henry Williams from Madras India and William Creeck born in the Orkney Islands. Henry O'Neil who was born in Belfast was also transported for desertion.

The oldest men were John Cannovan aged 58; Patrick Whelan aged 60 and John McKenna aged 63. Francis Biggs, a Commissioned Officer in the Army who was sent for manslaughter was 54 years of age.. He was run over by a cab in Sydney on 18 March 1851.   The youngest prisoners were James Byrne aged 13 and James Byrne aged 14 both from Dublin.

The Mangles was anchored in Kingstown Harbour (Dun Laoghaire) on 16th - 22nd February 1828.  Four men from the Guard became ill with fever while there and were sent to the Royal Military hospital in Dublin on 22nd February 1828, just one day before the Mangles departed.

The Guard consisted of Lieutenant Hill, Adjutant Lieut. Kidd and 45 men of the 57th regiment. Select here to find other convict ships bringing detachments of the 57th regiment.

Harman Cochrane was employed as Surgeon Superintendent. He was also previously employed as surgeon on the convict ships Mary in 1823 Mariner in 1825 and the Boyne in 1826.  On this voyage he kept a Medical Journal from 24 December 1827 to 13 June 1828.  Three prisoners died on the passage out.  - James Brennan aged 38 on 26 March 1828 ; John Dogherty aged 21 died on 21 May 1828; Thomas Harrington died 16 May 1828.  Private soldier Henry Holgate was treated for a gun shot wound to the left wrist on 28th March 1828

The Mangles arrived in Port Jackson on 2nd June 1828, one of the shortest runs made at the time.

The inclemency of the weather in Sydney did not prevent the Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay boarding the Mangles on Thursday 5th June. Despite the rain he carried out his duties, mustering the men prior to their dis-embarkation and distribution. On Friday 13th June the prisoners were landed and escorted to the Prisoners' Barracks in Hyde Park where they were inspected by Governor Ralph Darling and afterwards distributed throughout the Colony to districts including Wilberforce, Prospect, Bathurst, Minto, Windsor, Sydney, Parramatta, Argyle, Wallis Plains, Pattersons Plains and the Hunter Valley. Thomas Tracey, aged 40, a physician from Kings County was the only convict from the Mangles sent to Wellington Valley on arrival. He died in Sydney Hospital 18 September 1828.

Approximately  65 prisoners have been identified in the Hunter Valley region in the following twenty years.


Notes & Links:

1). Seventeen convict ships arrived in New South Wales in 1828 - Florentia, Elizabeth, Marquis of Huntley, Hooghly, Morley, Asia, Mangles, Borodino, Phoenix, Bussorah Merchant, Countess of Harcourt, Competitor, Marquis of Hastings, Albion, City of Edinburgh, Eliza, Royal George  

2). Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Mangles in 1828

3). Newcastle in 1828 

4). Voyages of the convict ship Mangles included those in
1820, 1822, 1824, 1826, 1828, 1833, 1835, 1837 and 1840

5). An account of the trial of Thomas Tracy in the Freemans Journal.....Recorder's Court - From the sitting of the Court up to the hour of two o'clock the Records and Jury were engaged with petty cases, not worthy of publication. After which, Thomas Tracy was put to the Bar, charged upon an indictment that he feloniously stole three yards of linen cloth the property of Henry Tuthill. The prisoner, on being called upon to plead, in a faltering and low voice, said that he was guilty; but being subsequently required to withdraw his plea by persons near him, he pleaded not guilty. On being asked if he was ready for his trial, he replied in the negative, and requested, as well as we were able to collect, a week's time. The Recorder intimated to him, that unless legal cause were shown by affidavit this day (Saturday), the trial should be forthwith proceeded on. We understood from professional gentlemen convenient to us, that since the occurrence of this lamentable affair, the appearance of the prisoner had become careworn and haggard....Freemans Journal Saturday November 17 1827.
Recorder's Court - On Friday, Doctor Thomas Tracey, M.D. pleased Not Guilty to the indictment for stealing in the shop of Mr. Tuthill. At the sitting of the Court on Saturday. Mr. Hamilton said, he was desired by the prisoner to apply to the court, to withdraw the plea of Not Guilty, which he had put in on Saturday. After some observations from the Records, The prisoner was again arraigned. The indictment was read to him. In it, he stood charged for stealing three yards of linen, the property of Henry Tuthill, of Dame street, and to which the prisoners pleaded guilty. The Recorder then proceeded to give Judgment and sentenced the prisoner to seven years transportation. - Freemans Journal Monday November 19 1827
An account of the trial of Thomas Tracy in the Sydney Gazette 21 March 1828......

Possible relative of Thomas Tracy (Click to read full obituary)........

6).  Return of Convicts of the Mangles assigned between 1st January 1832 and 31st March 1832 (Sydney Gazette 14 June 1832; 28 June 1832).....
Edward Barry Carman. Assigned to Lieutenant-Col Parker at Airds
Nathaniel (Nicholas) McGrain Nailer. Assigned to Robert Futter at Argyle
John McDonald House carpenter. Assigned to Thomas Icely at Bungarrabee
Lawrence Mooney Carter. Assigned to Thomas Campbell at Upper Minto

7). Vessels bringing detachments of the 57th Regiment........

Date/Place of Departure Vessel Officer of the Guard
29 October 1824 Cork Asia 1825 Captain Richard Heaviside
5 January 1825 Portsmouth Asia 1825 (III) Lieutenant Thomas Bainbridge
5 January 1825 Portsmouth Royal Charlotte 1825 Major Edmund Lockyer
5 January 1825 Cork Hooghley 1825 Captain Patrick Logan
17 April 1825 Portsmouth Norfolk 1825 Captain James Brown
17 April 1825 Portsmouth Minstrel 1825 Lieutenant Henry John Tudor Shadforth
16 May 1825 Cork Lonach 1825 Lieutenant John William Donelan
11 July 1825 Cork Sir Godfrey Webster 1826 Lieutenant John Ovens
2 August 1825 Downs Medway 1825 (VDL) Lieutenant William Bates
5 August 1825 Dublin Henry Porcher 1825 Captain Vance Young Donaldson
22 August 1825 Portsmouth Marquis of Hastings 1826 Ensign Stewart
23 October 1825 Cork Mangles 1826 Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Shadforth
30 November 1825 Portsmouth Sesostris 1826 Major John Campbell
11 June 1827 London Prince Regent 1827 Lieutenant Campbell
3 November 1827 Dublin Morley 1828 Captain Robert Hunt
11 February 1828 Cork Borodino 1828 Captain Philip Aubyn
23 February 1828 Dublin Mangles 1828 Lieut. Hill & Adjutant Lieut. Kidd
27 March 1828 London Bussorah Merchant 1828 Captain Burton Daveney (+ 1 soldier)
30 June 1828 Portsmouth Marquis of Hastings 1828 Colonel Allen
23 November 1828 London Asia 1828 Lieutenant George Edwards

Anne Walker a country servant age 26 and her husband Thomas Daley a farm servant age 24 were convicted at Monaghan on 30 July 1827 of stealing hats.

Thomas Daley arrived on the Mangles in 1828 and was assigned to Joseph Brooks Weller.

Ann Walker arrived on the Edward in 1829. Anneís Ticket of Leave 31/757 issued 29 September 1831 states permission for her to remain in the district of Patersonís Plains.

Their daughter Sarah Daley was born in Maitland in 1831.

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