Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

Convict Ship Caledonia - 1838

Embarked: 18 men
Voyage : 4 months
Surgeons Journal: no
Captain Symers.
Surgeon Mr. Benton

The Caledonia arrived in Port Jackson from Madras via King George's Sound, Portland Bay and Port Phillip on 17th December 1838 having departed Madras 20th August.

Cargo included sugar, rice, soap and grain and 18 European prisoners of the Crown.

Cabin Passengers

Cabin passengers Rev. Mr. Turnbull and Mrs. Turnbull from Madras; Mr. and Mrs. Smith and two children from King George's Sound; Mr. H. Campbell from Swan River; and Dr. Hamlyn from Port Phillip.


Robert Aitken age 21 from Fifeshire
Cornelius Callaghan age 25 from City of Cork - Formerly in the colony as part of the 4th regt.,
James Carpenter age 34 from Co. Kilkenny
John Ellis age 30 from Horsham, Sussex
James Foran aged 23 from Waterford
William Goodhall age 26 form Croyden Surrey - Formerly in the colony in 4th regt., and was under sentence at Norfolk Isle.
James Grace age 31 from Kilkenny - Formerly in the Colony in the 57th regiment.
Andrew Haniham age 34 from Butivant Co. Cork
John Issard age 26 from Bromley Kent - Formerly in the colony in the 4th regiment
William Jackson age 38 from Royton, Lancaster shire
John McGuire age 30 from Co. Cavan
Charles McLeod age 32 from Inverness shire
Patrick McNicholl age 30 from Co. Antrim
Philip Maher age 25 from Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Edward Mitchen age 27 from Fulham, Middlesex. Formerly in the colony in the 4th regiment.
William Moran age 28 from Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Charles Morris age 24 from Shropshire. Formerly in the colony in the 38th regiment.
Thomas Smith age 34 from Londonderry

Notes and Links

1). Convicts of the Caledonia identified in the Hunter Valley

2). Convict Indents, State Archives NSW; Series: NRS 12189; Item: [X641]; Microfiche: 735 Source Information New South Wales, Australia