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"Lady Penrhyn" 1788 (Convict Ship) First Fleet (England to NSW, Australia)

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  • James Wilson, Crew "Sirius" "Lady Penrhyn" 1788 (1765 - c.1803)
    James WILSON was born c1764 in PhiladelphiaJames sailed on "Sirius" on 23/3/1787.On 13/7/1787 he was transferred to the "Lady Penrhyn"At Rio de Janeiro, he was transferred back to "Sirius"On 14/2/1789 ...
  • Mary (Gamble) Rice [Convict "Lady Penrhyn" 1788] (1749 - d.)
    Mary GABEL / GABLE / GAMBOL / GAMBLE was born c1749Mary was convicted and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Lady Penrhyn"Mary was sent to Norfolk Island o...
  • William Mitchell, Marine "Lady Penrhyn" 1788 (1760 - d.)
    William MITCHELL was born c1760 Brandon, County Cork, IrelandWilliam was a Private with Royal Marines and he arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Lady Penrhyn"William had a relationship with Jane FI...
  • {unnamed} Colley, Infant [Free Settler "Lady Penrhyn" 1788 died en-route] (1787 - 1787)
    Elizabeth COLLEY gave birth to a stillborn son on 4/7/1787 on board "Lady Penrhyn"NOTE: conflicting dates are 6 January 1787 in board "Lady Penrhyn" LINKS*
  • Edward Dease [Crew "Lady Penrhyn" 1788] (deceased)
    Edward DEASE (aka DEAN) was a seaman and he arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Lady Penrhyn"On the journey, Edward had a relationship with Mary JACKSONEdward left the colony in May 1788 on "Lady P...

"Lady Penrhyn" was built in 1786 on River Thames as a slave ship.

Her maiden voyage was to transport convicts to New South Wales as part of the First Fleet. The "Lady Penrhyn" was captured by the French in the West Indies in 1811 and scuttled.

She was 332 tonnes, 31.5m long and 8.4m wide.

"Lady Penryhn" arrived Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788
Captain - William Compton SEVER
Surgeon to convicts -John Turnpenny ALTREE
Surgeon to crew - Arthur Bowes SMYTH
She carried

  • 101 female convicts
  • children - Joseph HARRISON (son of Mary HARRISON), William GREEN (son of Ann GREEN/COWLEY), daughter ABRAHAMS (daughter of Esther ABRAHAMS), Jane JONES (age 2), Mary MULLENS (age 3), Mary FOWLES (age 4), William TILLEY (age 6 weeks), John HARRISON (age 15)
  • 3 officers
  • 41 marines
  • crew

The "Lady Penrhyn" also brought the first horses to Australia - 1 stallion, 1 colt, 3 mares and 2 fillies

During the journey

  • 3 seaman were transferred from "Sirius"

Key to source of information

  • UW - University of Woollongong

Alphabetical list of crew, marines, wives, passengers and convicts