Brig Minstrell & Brig Atlas 19th C Customs Forms-Australian Convict Transport


This is a grouping of two customs and entry forms for two 19th century brigs. The first document in this grouping is for the Brig Minstrell.  It was commissioned in Hull (England) in 1811 and in 1812 carried 127 female convicts Australia. In 1825 it again transported convcts to Australia and then in 1829 brought immigrants from England to Austrialia's Swan River Colony. It was owned by the British West India Company and in 1845 (the year of this customs form) it was transporting goods to the US.

The second form is a 1825 entry form for the Brig Atlas that was built in NY in 1793 and was out of Newport, RI. It's owners were Caleb Green and Thomas C Green of Newport, Johnson Chase merchant of New York, and Pardon Tillinghast of New Bedford, MA.

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