men Voyage: 13 weeks Deaths: 1 Surgeon's Journal: no
Tons: 575 Previous vessel:
Mary Anne arrived
19 January 1816 Next vessel:
4 April 1816 Master Alexander Johnston Surgeon
Edward Ford Bromley
The Ocean was built in
Quebec in 1800. This was the only voyage she made bringing
convicts to New South Wales.
The prisoners came from
districts throughout England. They were mostly held on
the hulks until being embarked on the Ocean.
Sixty were under the age of 21 years. Their occupations
included tinmakers, sailmakers, farmers, fishermen, sawyers,
shoe makers, stone cutters and grooms.
Ocean departed England late October 1815, sailed via
Rio de Janeiro and arrived in Port Jackson on 30 January
1816 after a passage of thirteen weeks.
Another detachment of the 56th regiment arrived on
Rev. John Youl from the British and Foreign
Bible Society came as a free passenger. Governor Macquarie
wrote of him in correspondence to Under Secretary Goulburn
in March 1816....
The Revd. Mr. Youl arrived in
the Ocean Transport on the 30th January last in good health
and greatly improved in looks and manner, since he left this
country for England in the year 1813. I think Mr. Youl is a
very great acquisition to the colony for we greatly want a
few really pious and good men like him in this country as
Divines, and I wish we had two or three more like him,. I
shall be most happy on account of your recommendation of him
to pay every little attention in my power to Mr. Youl, and
to forward his views in any way I can. (1)
Herald and seaman's magazine
The prisoners would
have been inspected on board and a muster conducted. The
indents for the Ocean include the Name, Date and
Place of Conviction, Sentence, Native Place, Occupation,
Age, Physical Description and occasional information about
tickets of leave and pardons. After the convicts were landed
they were assigned to various settlers or government
service. John Thorn was paid £6 from the Colonial Fund for
supplying six carts to convey the prisoners to their various
Select here to find out more about the disembarkation of
The Ocean departed Port
Jackson bound for Batavia in March 1816.
Notes & Links:
Samuel Marshall a farmer from Nottingham who was
convicted at Doncaster Assizes was assigned to
John Howe on arrival. He
accompanied Howe on his second expedition of discovery to
the Hunter River. Samuel Marshall later became innkeeper at
the Shamrock Inn at Black Creek.
Edward Priest a locksmith/ blacksmith from Warwick was
sent to Newcastle in 1817 and resided there for the rest of