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Convicts, Naval Personnel and Free Settlers on the Third Fleet, Australia, 1791

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  • Rebecca (Richards) Thorn [Convict "Mary Ann" 1791] (c.1771 - 1826)
    Rebecca RICHARDS was born c1771 Rebecca was convicted and sentenced to 14 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove on 9/7/1791 on "Mary Ann" Rebecca married Humphrey THORN on 8/7/1792 at Pa...
  • Michael Lamb [Convict "Queen" 1791] (1772 - 1860)
    Michael LAMB was born c1772 Dublin, Ireland Michael was convicted and sentenced to 7 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/9/1791 on "Queen" Michael married/had a relationship Mary ...
  • Thomas Laycock, II [Free Settler "Gorgon" 1791] (1786 - 1823)
    Thomas LAYCOCK was born c1786 Bristol (son of Thomas LAYCOCK and Hannah PEARSON) Thomas arrived in Sydney Cove on 21/9/1791 on "HMS Gorgon", along with his parents and siblings. Thomas married Isab...
  • William Kentwell [Convict "Admiral Barrington" 1791] (1761 - 1809)
    William KENTWELL was born 23/3/1761 Middlesex, England (the son of Richard KENTWELL and Martha CAPPER) William was convicted of stealing with force of arms and sentenced to 7 years transportation. He...
  • John Durrington / Dorrington [Convict "William and Ann" 1791] (1770 - 1856)
    John DORRINGTON was born c1772 Chelmsford, Essex. John was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to 7 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney Cove on 28/7/1791 on "William and Ann". John had ...

A project to collect and merge the profiles for any convict, naval personnel or free settler arrivals on the Third Fleet from England to Australia, 1791.

Third Fleet

From Wikipedia

The Third Fleet consisted of 11 ships which set sail from United Kingdom in February, March and April 1791 bound for the Sydney penal settlement, with over 2000 convicts. The passengers consisted of convicts, military personnel and notable people sent to fill high positions in the colony. More important for the fledgling colony was that the ships also carried provisions.

The first ship to arrive in Sydney was the Mary Ann with its cargo of female convicts and provisions on the 9 July 1791. The Mary Ann could only state that more ships were expected to be sent. The Mary Ann had sailed on her own to Sydney Cove, and there is some argument about whether she was the last ship of the Second Fleet, or the first ship of the Third Fleet. The ships that make up each fleet, however, are decided from the viewpoint of the settlers in Sydney Cove. For them the second set of ships arrived in 1790 (June), and the third set of ships arrived in 1791 (July-October). The Mary Ann was a 1791 arrival.

The next ship to arrive just over 3 weeks later on 1 August 1791 was the Matilda. With the Matilda came news that there were another nine ships making their way for Sydney, and which were expected to arrive shortly. The final vessel, the Admiral Barrington, did not arrive until the 16 October nearly 11 weeks after the Matilda, and 14 weeks after the Mary Ann.

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Third Fleet Ships

  • Mary Ann - Departed England 16 Feb 1791 and arrived in Sydney 9 Jul 1791. 150 female convicts boarded, with 9 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Mark Munro.

Convicts:

  • Matilda - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 1 Aug 1791. 230 male convicts boarded, with 25 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Matthew Weatherhead.

Convicts:

  • Atlantic - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 20 Aug 1791. 220 male convicts boarded, with 18 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Archibald Armstrong.

Convicts:

  • Salamander - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 21 Aug 1791. 160 male convicts boarded, with 5 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was John Nichol.

Convicts:

  • William and Ann - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 28 Aug 1791. 188 male convicts boarded with 7 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Eber Bunker.
  • HMS Gorgon - Departed England 15 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 21 Sep 1791. 31 male convicts boarded, with 1 death on the journey. Ships Master was Commander John Parker, RN.
  • Active - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 26 Sep 1791. 175 male convicts boarded, with 21 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was John Mitchinson.

Convicts:

  • Hobbs, Robert (1763-1839)
  • Pyers, Samual (c. 1770-1850)
  • Thorley, Samuel (1769-1821)
  • Queen - Departed England Apr 1791 and arrived in Sydney 26 Sep 1791. 282 male convicts boarded, with 32 deaths on the journey. 6 fenale convicts boarded, with 0 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Richard Bowen.

Convicts:

  • MacDonald/MacDaniel, Eleanor
  • May, Laurence ( - 1837)
  • Albemarle - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 13 Oct 1791. 133 male convicts boarded, with 7 deaths on the journey. 22 female convicts boarded with no deaths on the journey. Ships Master was George Bowen.

Convicts:

  • Crew, William (1770-1797)
  • Dalton, John
  • Duncombe, John
  • Ellison, John
  • Leadbeater, John
  • Britannia - Departed England 27 Mar 1791 and arrived in Sydney 14 Oct 1791. 150 male convicts boarded, with 21 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Thomas Melvill.

Convicts:

  • Admiral Barrington - Departed England 16 Oct 1791 and arrived in Sydney 16 Oct 1791. 300 male convicts boarded, with 36 deaths on the journey. Ships Master was Robert Abbon Marsh.

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