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Convict Ship Marquis of Lansdowne 1827

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Embarked: 6 male prisoners
Captain:  R. Noyes


The Marquis of Lansdown arrived in Hobart from Calcutta, Singapore and Batavia on 8th January 1827.

Passengers included Mr. and Mrs. John Lord (owner of the vessel) and 3 children, Mrs. Ritchie, D.A.C.G. James Tod Goodsir and 2 female servants.

Six prisoners came by the Marquis of Lansdown - four transported soldiers and two runaways from Sydney. Prisoners by the Marquis of Lansdown..........

William Brown - Portsmouth

Matthew Crawford - Portsmouth

Philip Dogherty - India

 James Hennessy - India

Dennis McCanon - India

John O'Brien - India

James Tod Goodsir disembarked and sailed to Sydney on a different vessel. The other passengers and the six convicts sailed to Sydney on the Marquis of Lansdowne arrived there on 12 February 1827.


1).  Prisoners and passengers of the Marquis of Landsdown identified in the Hunter Valley

2). Court-martial of Philip Dogherty......

Gunner Phillip Dogherty, laboratory man, attached to the Agra Magazine, was arraigned on the following charges:

1st. For clandestinely concealing himself within the magazine yard in the fort of Agra, on or about the evening of tthe 23rd February 1825, until after the gates of the yard were shut for the night; with the felonious intention of stealing property therefrom during the night.

2nd. For feloniously and forcibly breaking open the lock of the treasure chest lodged in the office or store room, in the said magazine yard, and for feloniously and forcibly breaking open the lock of a box contained in the said treasure chest; and for feloniously stealing, taking, and carrying away therefrom a bag containing the sum of sonat rupees six hundred and fifty the property of Government.

3rd. For absenting himself without leave from duty on the morning of the 24th February 1825 and not returning till brought back from the bazaron the forenoon of the 26th in a state of drunkenness

After a lengthy court-martial Dogherty was found guilty of the charges and sentenced to transportation for seven years. - The practice of courts-martial, and other military courts By William Hough