[Editor: A brief news item which mentions convicts bound for New South Wales. Published in E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor, 22 August 1802.]
[Convicts from Newgate prison to be sent to New South Wales]
Last week thirty female transports were removed in coaches from Newgate to Chatham, and from thence sent on board the Glatton man of war, commanded by Capt. Colnett, bound for Botany Bay; and on Friday fifty male convicts were removed from the same gaol, and put on board the Prudentia hulk, at Woolwich, amongst whom, we are well informed, more than 30 of the number were boys, some not having attained the age of ten years. There still remain in the gaol of Newgate near 200 prisoners, under sentence of transportation.
E. Johnson’s British Gazette, and Sunday Monitor (London, England), Sunday 22 August 1802, no. 1190, page 3 (3rd column)