CHAPMAN 
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The Chapman (558 tons) was built at Whitby in 1777.  The ship was rebuilt in 1811 and had major repairs in 1815.   The ship was sheathed in copper ca 1814.

The Chapman is known to have made at least three voyages to Australia as a convict transport:

  14 Mar 1817 - 26 Jul 1817 from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, NSW (master John Drake)
    (200 male convicts embarked, 186 landed in Sydney)
  6 Apr 1824 -  27 Jul 1824 from England to Van Diemans Land (master John Milbank, surgeon Jas Hamilton)
    (180 male convicts embarked, no deaths, all landed at Hobart)
 10 Apr 1826 - 7 Oct 1826 from London to Van Diemans Land (master John Milbank, surgeon Jos H Hughs)
    (100 male convicts embarked, 2 escaped, no deaths, 98 landed at Hobart)
     arrived Sydney, NSW on 4 Nov 1826

Contents * Brief Description * Passenger List * Newspaper Reports * References * Links * Ship Index


Passenger List

The 1826 voyage of the Chapman landed 100 convicts in Hobart (Van Diemans land) on 7 October 1826 following a voyage of 180 days with calls at St Jago and Rio De Janero.  The Royal Staff Corps served as the armed guard on the voyage.  A detachment of the Corps comprising one officer, Lieutenant Wilford, a sergeant and 19 privates also left the ship in Hobart [1].  The remainder of the contingent comprising 4 officers and 20 ratings disembarked in Sydney on 4 November 1826.

Captain

Milbank
John

Ships Surgeon

Hughs Jos H. RN

Passengers

Passmore
John, Royal Staff Corps
Saville
Daniel, Royal Staff Corps, Corporal 2nd Class
Ward
John, Royal Staff Corps, from Hythe Kent

Sarah

.....William

.....Elizabeth

.....John

.....Samuel Chapman (born on voyage)

Convicts

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Newspaper Reports
 

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References

[1] John Passmore "The Royal Staff Corps Settlers in Australia" In Descent, vol 7, part 1, pp 3-15 (1974)
[2] Papers of John Passmore (1914- ), National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection,  MS7613/3/1-3.  Much of John Passmore's research is summarised in an article in Descent [5].


Links

Voyages of the Chapman (and other ships)
Convicts and Convict Ships Sent to NSW (1824, 1826) (Perth DPS)
Convicts and Convict Ships Sent to Tasmania (1817) (Perth DPS)

Shipwrecks on the UK - Australia Run (1817)

Ships description
Convict Ships to Tasmania
Register of Ships Cha-Cli

John Milbank (chief mate 1817, master 1824, 1826)

1826 Voyage
Passengers - Royal Staff Corps
Daniel Saville

Passengers - Convicts
John Innes (Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1791-1831)
Francis Robbin Southernwood (Mabel Ruth Adams and her convict forebears)
Tasmanian Convict Index
Descendants of Convicts Group
Musters and other papers relating to convict ships, 1790-1849 (State Records New South Wales)

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