Captivity’s register

Hulk Register for the Captivity, 4 April 1807 (HO 9/8 folio 52)

 Names AgeOffence When & were¹ ConvictedSentence Remarks
1459
...
1472
... Received 20 from Newgate 4th April 1807
1473
...
1480Edwards² Richards 43Felony 14 Jan 1807 London BS 7 Years FP 11 June 1813
1481 James Wood 28Do14 Jan 1807 Middlesex NSW LifeCond Pardon 16 April 1808
1482William Marsden19Do14 Jan 1807 MiddlesexNSW LifeSent on Board the Adm Gambier 13 June 1808
1483James Butler 15Do14 Jan 1807 Middlesex NSW Life Sent on Board the Adm Gambier 13 June 1808
1484Martin Aldridge 42Do14 Jan 1807 Middlesex BS 7 Years Free Pardon 3 March 1808
1485John Wainwright 15Do18 Feb 1807 Middlesex BS 7 Years Conditional Pardon 28 May 1807
1486 John Matthew 17Do18 Feb 1807 MiddlesexBS 7 Years Con Pardon 16 April 1808
1487 Michal³ Duff 33Do18 Feb 1807 MiddlesexBS 7 Years Sent on Board the Adm Gambier 13 June 1808
1488 James Mackey 29Do18 Feb 1807 MiddlesexBS 7 YearsSent on Board the Adm Gambier 13 June 1808
1489 Robert Waples 25Do18 Feb 1807 Middlesex BS 7 YearsSent on Board the Ann 19 Aug 1809
1490 James Manakee 18Do18 Feb 1807 MiddlesexBS 7 YearsFree pardoned 5 October 1811

Notes

1. Two vessels were called Captivity, serving as prison hulks around the turn of the 19th century through to the mid 1830s. The first vessel was a former Royal Navy warship capable of holding up to 300 inmates and was broken up in or around 1816.
2. BS 7 Years – Sentenced to be transported ‘Beyond the Seas’ (Most generally but not exclusively to Australia) for 7 Years (the minimum period of transportation)
3. FP – Free Pardoned, i.e. pardoned without conditions
4. NSW Life – Sentenced to be transported to ‘New South Wales’ (Australia) for Life
5. Con(d) Pardon – Conditional Pardon
6. Adm Gambier – the Admiral Gambier, a transport vessel typical of the period. Built in Newcastle in 1808, she weighed 501 tons and made two journeys to Australia; one in 1808 and a second voyage in 1811. Setting sail from Portsmouth on 2 July 1808 she carried 200 convicts, via Rio & Cape Town, arriving 171 days later in Sydney on 20 December 1808
7. Ann – the Ann (also spelt Anne), another transport vessel. Two vessels bore this name, including one that set sail for Australia in August 1809 carrying 200 male prisoners, arriving in Sydney in February 1810 after a journey of 180 days.
8. Prison hulks were ships moored near naval bases used to house convicts – often those awaiting transportation. Each prisoner was allocated a number in the ships log when first received on board the prison hulk. These numbers were in ascending numerical order and are recorded in the first column.
9. ‘Ditto’ or ‘Do’ – as previously listed.

Footnotes

1Sic ‘Where’
2 Sic ‘Edward’
3 Sic ‘Michael’

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