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

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"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
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  • Catherine Kellow - see Catherine Hart
  • Mary Kelly - see Mary Dykes
  • Ann King - see Ann Inett
  • Mary KING see Mary HUMPHRIES
  • Amelia Knight - see Amelia Levy
  • Phoebe Knight - see Phoebe Norton

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  • Martha Valentine - see Martha Burkitt

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