The Vessel "Guardian" sailed on the 12th September 1789 from Spithead with 25 Male convicts. The Guardian struck an iceburg and limped back and arrived at 21st Feb 1790 at Port CAPE, Africa.There were 5 Deaths.Captain and Master; Lt Edward Riou (RN) and 20 convicts survived who were then to join the Second Fleet
Lt.Edward Riou appealed that they should be given pardons for their aid and assistance in safely returning the ship to Table Bay.
(A List of Guardians passengers can be found at www.angelfire.com/trek/guardian/images/list.htm)
 
Name
where & when Convicted
Term
Fate

Thomas Bonnick

Bedford Assize, 6 March 1788

life

died transported on second fleet

Joseph Bloxwich

Stafford Assize 12 March 1788

life

died at sea

John Boulton

Chester 29 Mar. 1788

life

pardoned

William Careless or (Carless)

Salop Assize 4 Aug. 1787

7 years

pardoned

Richard Chear(s)

Surrey Assize 26 Mar. 1788

life

pardoned

Henry Cone

Suffork Assize 28 Mar 1788

life

pardoned

John Cottis or (Curtis or Collis)

Essex Assize 12 Mar 1787

14 years

pardoned

Daniel Cubitt

Norfolk Assize Lent 1788

life

pardoned

John Delove

Middlesex, 10 Jan 1787

life

died at sea

Thomas Fisk(e)

Norfolk Assize Lent 1788

life

pardoned

Joseph Gwynn

Surrey Assize 26 Mar.1788

life

died at sea

Robert Hughes

Salop Assize 15 Mar 1788

7 years

died aboard Sec. Fleet

James Latter

Kent Assize 19 Mar.1787

14 years

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Hugh Lowe (alias Cartwright)

Chester Assize 29 Mar.1788

14 years

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John Lowe

Stafford Assize 8 Aug 1787

14 years

pardoned

Thomas Mayrick (Merick)

Worcester Assize 12 July 1788

7 years

pardoned

John Michell

Essex Assize 23 July 1787

14 years

died in Cape Town

John Morris

Flint, 28 Mar 1787

14 years

died aboard Sec. fleet

John Chapman Morris ( alias Stevens)

Berks Assize 3 Mar 1788

life

pardoned

Edward Page

Kent Assize 19 Mar 1787

14 years

died on second fleet

Charles Pass

Stafford Assize 12 Mar 1788

life

pardoned

Philip Rumble

Southampton Assize 6 Mar 1787

7 years

died at sea

William Skinner

Gloucester Assize 11 Mar 1787

7 years

pardoned

William Wade

Surrey Assize 2 April 1787

14 years

pardoned

Thomas Weaver

Suffolk Assize 28 Mar 1788

life

pardoned


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