CONVICTS SHIPPED FROM
LOWER CANADA TO AUSTRALIA

The only convicts extracted for this page are those with non-French surnames listed as being from Montreal, Lower Canada, Quebec, or from a town close to Montreal. The ones that specifically mention Montreal can also be seen on Montreal Strays.

From: 'Places now Forgotten' compliled by Marie JONES 1996 ISBN 064624765-4
extracted for this site by Marg Morters in Australia    Thanks Marg!

CM = Court Marshalled
NSW = New South Wales, Australia
VDL = Van Diemons Land , now Tasmania
R&W = Read and Write

1788 - 1828

ARNOLD William, Montreal, CM 16 May 1822, Life to VDL per ship "Commodore Hayes" 1822/3

*BUCHANAN Peter, Montreal, CM 12 Jul 1808, 7 yrs to NSW per ship "Guilford" 1812

*CASSIDY John, Montreal, CM 12 Jul 1808, 7 yrs to NSW per ship "Ann" 1810

DONAGHER John, Montreal, CM 4 Feb 1814, Life to NSW per ship "Barin" 1815

*FADDIN ( FADDEN) James, Montreal, CM 12 Jul 1808, 7 yrs to NSW per ship "Ann" 1810

*FLOOD Edward, Montreal, CM 12 Jul 1808 7yrs , to NSW per ship "Ann" 1810

GAHAGEN John, Quebec, CM 30 Aug 1813 , Life to NSW per ship "Somersetshire"  1814

GREEN William, Quebec, CM 29 Jan 1811, Life to VDL per ship "Indefatigable" 1812

HORAN James ( aka HORNE), CM 16 Jan 1815, Life to NSW per ship "Atlas" 1816

JENKINS John, Lower Canada, CM 1 Sep 1812, Life to NSW per ship "General Hewitt" 1814

LEARY Timothy, Montreal, CM 25 Jul 1815 , Life to NSW per ship "Fame" 1817

LEONARD William, Montreal, CM 26 Aug 1822 , Life  to VDL per ship "Commander Hayes" 1823

*McMAHON Mathew, Montreal, CM 12 Jul 1808, 7 yrs to NSW per ship "Ann" 1809

QUOTTE Charles ( as CATTE), Quebec CM 17 Apr 1811, Life to NSW per ship "General Hewitt" 1814

THOMAS Thomas, Quebec, 13 Aug 1813 Life to  NSW per ship "Somersetshire" 1814

VOKINS ( VORKINS ), William, Quebec, CM 25 May 1821,  Life to VDL per ship "Richmond" 1822

*12 Jul 1808 5 privates of the 100th Regiment , Montreal, charged with desertion and will be transported as felons
to NSW for 7 yrs and then to serve as soldiers in that colony
 

1829 - 1855

ARTLER  John, Lower Canada, CM 14 Sep 1839  14 yrs  per "Maitland" to NSW 1840. Was 24,  illiterate,
Protestant,  Single,  Born Kent UK,  desertion

AUDY William, CM  Monreal  27 Sep 1836  Life per "Waterloo" to NSW 1838.  Was 27, R&W, single, RC,
Born Quebec, sailor, housebreaking, no previous conviction

CADNESS George,  Lower Canada  CM 29 Aug 1839  10 yrs  per "Maitland" to NSW 1840.  Was 28,  R&W,
Protestant , single,  Born Derbyshire UK,  desertion, ( poss d  1863  NSW )

CALVA Francis, Lower Canada, CM  17 Oct 1839, 14 yrs,  per "Maitland" to NSW 1840.  Was 20, Protestant,
Single,  illiterate, Born London,  striking a sargent

CAMPBELL Robert,  Lower Canada, CM 17 Oct 1839  14 yrs per "Maitland" to NSW 1840. Was 26,
Protestant,  R&W,  Single,  Born Perthshire, Scotland,   desertion. 1 previous conviction

CONNELL Stephen,  Lower Canada, CM  20 Jul 1839  14 yrs  per Maitland to NSW 1840 ; per "Governor Philip"
to Norfolk Island 1848. Was 30, Prot, . R&W,  Single, b Dublin, desertion. No previous conviction.

CONNER  John,  Lower Canada, CM  19 Apr 1839, 14 yrs per "Mangles" to NSW   1840, Was 26,
R&W,  RC,  single,  Born London , 8 previous convictions .

CUTHBERT  William, CM  Quebec  21 Sep 1836,  7 yrs  per "Waterloo"  to NSW  1838. Was 28, RC, Read only, married,  Born Dublin, Groom and in door servant , robbing master , no previous conviction

FITZGERALD Thomas, Montreal, CM 7 Apr 1842, Life per "Maitland" to Norfolk Island 1844

FRASER William, Lower Canada, CM 13 Nov 1837, 21 yrs to NSW per "Portsea"  1838.  Was 20 yrs old,  R&W
Presbyterian,  single, Born Edinburgh, desertion, 4 previous convictions

GALVIN John, Lower Canada, CM 20 Jul 1839, 14 yrs per "Maitland"  to NSW 1840, Was 23 yrs old,  RC,  Single
Born Co Clare Ireland, desertion, 4 previous convictions inc. 2 of 100 lashes ( maybe married Ann CROFT in 1842 )

GIBSON James, Lower Canada, CM 21 apr 1838, 14 yrs per "Portsea" to NSW 1838,  was 21 yrs old,  illiterate,
Protestant,  single, Born Wiltshire England,  desertion,  no previous conviction

GORDAN James, Montreal, 27 Apr 1837 21 yrs per "Theresa" to NSW 1839, Was 20 yrs old,  R.C.,  single,
Born Montreal,  housebreaking,  1 previous conviction,  ( maybe married a Mary WHITE )

GRANT Henry, Lower Canada, CM 8 Mar 1839, 10 yrs per "Mangles" (8) to NSW 1840, Was 23 yrs old,  Presbyterian, single, Born Edinbugh,  desertion,  6 previous convictions,  ( Ticket of leave issued 15 Mar 1853 53/0016)

HARRIS William, Lower Canada, CM 21 Feb 1838, Life per "Portsea" to NSW 1838, Was 21 yrs old,  R&W,
Protestant,  single, Born Somerset England,  desertion,  1 previous conviction

HART John, Lower Canada,  CM 1 Aug 1839,  14 yrs per "Maitland" to NSW 1840,  Was 30 yrs old,  illiterate,  R.C., single,  Born Co. Mayo Ireland,  desertion,  no previous

HOMWOOD Edward, Lower Canada,  CM 24 Oct 1834,  7yrs per "Recovery" to NSW 1836, Was 22 yrs old,
R&W, Protestant, single, Born Sussex England,  no previous, ( married Sarah ? had a son Edward bpt 1840 )

HUNTER Charles, Lower Canada, CM 4 Oct 1839, 14 yrs per "Maitland" to NSW 1840, Was 23 yrs old,
R&W,  Protestant,  single,  Born  Roxborough Scotland, desertion, 1 previous

JACKSON James, Quebec, CM 21 May 1832,  Life per "Moffatt" to NSW 1836,
(Couldnt find him ......... indent for this ship not indexed )

JOHNSON John,  Lower Canada, 22 Mar 1837   per "Waterloo" to NSW 1838

JOHNSTONE  William, Lower Canada,  CM 18 Apr 1838, 14 yrs per "Portsea" to NSW1838

JOHNSTONE  William, Lower Canada, CM 2 Jul 1839, 14 yrs per "Mangles" to  NSW 1839

JONES James, Quebec,  CM 21 Aug 1832,  Life to VDL per "Moffat" 1834

KAINE David, CM  21 Nov 1836, 14 yrs to VDL "Moffat"  1838

KEARNS William, CM 18 Jul 1836, 7 yrs  to VDL per "Sarah"  1837

KELLERSTONE Andre, (as KELLERSTEENE A of Tas  CS65/19/383)  Life 10 Mar 1834 to VDL, per "Sarah" 1837

KELLY  Willam,  Lower Canada,   CM  8 Aug 1836,  7 yrs to VDL per "Sarah"  1837

KERSHAW  Manaseh, CM  27 Apr 1841, 14 yrs to VDL per "Tortoise" 1842
( a Manaseh KERSHAW d 24 Mar 1883 aged 74 at Launceston, Tasmania )

LAMB Robert,  Montreal,  39 Oct 1833,  Life  to VDL per "Waterloo" 1835

LANE William,  Montreal, 10 Mar 1834,  Life to NSW per "Lord Lyndock" 1838

LAVERTON Benjamin, CM Quebec  24 Oct 1834,   Life to NSW per "Recovery" 1838

LESLIE  John, Quebec, CM 25 Sep 1849,  7yrs to VDL per "Pestongee Bomangee" 1852

LILLEY Joseph,  Quebec, CM 24 Oct 1834,  14 yrs  to NSW per "Recovery" 1836

LLOYD John, CM Quebec 9 Aug 1841, 14 yrs to VDL per "Canadahah" 1842 (d Impression Bay hospital 14 Nov 1849)

LOVE Richard, Quebec, CM 20 Aug 1844,  14 yrs  per "Cornwall"   from Gibralter to VDL, 1851

LYNN James, CM Lower Canada, 22 Mar 1838,  Life  to VDL per "Marquis of Hastings" 1839

McAULIFFE  John,  Quebec, 23 Sep 1836  Life  to NSW per "Waterlooo"  1838

M-Z to come later...................



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