‘Mangles’ – Surgeon Superintendant’s and Captain’s Reports

Mangles 1822 Sick List (Surgeon Journal ADM 101/47 on Reel PRO 3202.)

The following convict names (Military and their families not included) appear on the Surgeon Superintendent’s running report, commencing on 28 April, 1822, well before the ship’s departure from Cove of Cork on 21.6.1822, and arrival in Port Jackson on 8.11.1822. In  many cases the names come up on successive days as treatment progresses. It is often hard to decipher diagnosis and treatment from the handwriting (though easier than the 1824 Mangles journey, when the doc wrote his report in latin!)

Only one death at sea – James Costello 22, from Co Mayo. Sentenced at the Mayo Spring Assizes 1822 to Life “for administering unlawful oaths”

Names, in chronological order:

Dea, Thomas


Foley, John,

Nugent, John (Sic) The indent lists Patrick Nugent.

McDonough, James

Ormand, Patrick

Sullivan, John “a convict boy” i.e. the younger of the two Johns on board.

Costello, James “died en route”

Curtin, Michael,

Cunningham, Patrick

Horan, Daniel

Lynch, John

Gleeson Snr, Dennis

Dooley, John

Griffin, John

Fitzpatrick, James. There are two. This the 20 yo from Co Kilkenny.

Grady, John Grady, Martin Fogarty, Michael

Connors, James Kenny, John Delaney, Michael

McMahon, Michael Lynch, John Doyle, Thomas

Fitzpatrick, William.


  [Full Report is on Reel PRO3202 in NLA and other libraries. The (UK) National Archives  summary is here.]



21 June, 1822 from Cove of Cork

“I do hereby acknowledge to have received on board the ship Mangles, one hundred and eighty nine male convicts to be conveyed to N. S. W agreeably to the charter party of said ship. The names of said one hundred and eighty nine prisoners with the counties from where sent are specified in the list handed to me by Doctor Trevor, each convict being supplied in Ireland as follows: one jacket, one pair of trousers, one pair of shoes, one shirt, one pair of stockings, one cap or hat, one brush and comb, one towel, thread and needles and a bag to hold spare articles. I also received two reams of writing paper, one dozen spelling books, twenty-four primmers, two gallons of ink, two dozen of slates, three dozen of pencils, two pounds of quills, seven pounds of itch ointment, four lbs of sulphur powder, seven pounds of  hog’s lard, one pound of…… in powder, two pounds sulphate of magnesium, one pound of [….] aloes, three ounces of licorice of columbo. I further acknowledge to have received from Dr. Trevor, the Lord Lieutenant’s warrant with a list of the names of said one hundred and eighty nine specifying the crimes, the trial and terms of transportation and a description of the person of each, to be delivered by me to the Governor of N.S.W which warrant & list were put into a tin case & sealed by Dr. Trevor in my presence.

Given under my hand on board the Mangles convict ship in Cove, this 21st day of June,

1822. J W Coghill Commander, Ship Mangles

P.S. to the Captain’s acceptance letter on Mangles (Reel AO2424) “No such name as Peter Mooney, County Tipperary in Penitentiary House at Cork in the List of Names with the Lord Lieutenant’s warrant received this date. The complement of convicts for the Ship Mangles is one short and the delay that would be required to communicate with the Government to have the name of another convict to be embarked, would be very expensive to the public.

Cove of Cork 21 June, 1822

Edward Trevor MD Superintendent of the Embarkation of Convicts.