John Renwick Voyages to Australia
THE John Renwick, with the new Colonial Secretary, J. C. Bicheno, Esq., arrived at Hobart Town the 10th instant. The John Renwick left London the 7th December, with 161 male convicts, under the care of D. Ring, Surgeon Superintendent; E. M. O’Connell, Commanding Officer; and 31 rank and file of the 99th regiment, three women, and two children. J. C. Bicheno, Esq., and F. Seymour, Esq., Assistant Colonial Secretary, passengers, with three servants. The John Renwick put into the Cape, and sailed thence on the 10th February. On the 26th, in latitude 37 ° 43* S., longitude 25 ° 40’ E., she experienced a sudden gale, which rent all her sails to pieces, and carried away the cutter, from the larboard quarter.
The Teetotal Advocate (Launceston) Mon 17 Apr 1843.
74 of the men were transported at the Special Commission held at Staffordshire in 1842, having been engaged in the riots in the Potteries at that time. There were 79 convict boys on board.
From the Surgeon’s Report, National Archives. ADM 101/39/41842-1843.
Arrived 27th August, 1838 at New South Wales
Average sentence: 9 Years | Life
sentences: 1 | Passengers: 173
Arrived 10th April, 1843 at Van Diemen's Land
Average sentence: 10 Years | Life
sentences: 15 | Passengers: 161