Catalogue description Folio 1: Letter from J Scott, Principal Surgeon of the Colony, Colonial Hospital, Hobart...

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Folio 1: Letter from J Scott, Principal Surgeon of the Colony, Colonial Hospital, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy certifying that no unnecessary expenditure of medicines or necessaries took place during the voyage.

Folio 2: Letter from George Arthur, Lieutenant Governor, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to the Commissioner's of His Majesty's Navy Board, certifying that Mr Charles Queade, surgeon and superintendent, of the ship Phoenix, Mr Robert White, Master, has landed 202 male convicts, 2 having died on the voyage, and that he has submitted his journal for approval.

Folio 3: William Austin, aged 30, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrhus and diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 5 April 1824, at sea. Died 19 April 1824 [folio 8]. On dissection [folio 8] his liver was found to be diseased.

Folio 3: Peter McEvoy, aged 17, Convict; disease or hurt, opthalmia. Put on sick list, 5 April 1824, at sea. Last appearance on sick list, 18 April 1824 [folio 10].

Folio 4: Alexander [McGelviney], aged 18, Convict; disease or hurt, topical termination, great prostration of strength, pain in his head and feverish thirst, the skin is parched and dry, tongue furred. Put on sick list, 6 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 8 April 1824.

Folio 4: James Hedge, aged 23, Convict; disease or hurt, topical termination. Put on sick list, 7 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 9 April 1824 [folio 5].

Folio 4: Robert Hervey, aged 53, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 7 April 1824, at sea. No discharge date given, only one appearance in journal. Prescribed 'a warm bath to his feet, plenty of drinks and no animal food'.

Folio 5: Benjamin Lee, aged 51, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 8 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 12 April 1824 [folio 6].

Folio 5: William Lawrey [Lawrie], aged 19, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 8 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 11 April 1824.

Folio 5: Samuel Ridgway, aged 49, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea cough. Put on sick list, 8 April 1824. Discharged 15 April 1824 [folio 7].

Folio 6: No new cases.

Folio 7: Benjamin Lee, aged 51, Convict; disease or hurt, complains of his cough having returned with increased violence and an occasional attack of diarrhoea, with abdominal pain. Put on sick list, 15 April 1824, at sea. Case continued folio 9, died 29 April 1824. Description of dissection folio 9.

Folio 8: William Austin, treatment, death and dissection.

Folio 9: Benjamin Lee, treatment, death and dissection.

Folio 10: William Lawrie, aged 22, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion, urgent pain across the brow, great prostration of strength with loss of appetite, some thirst, tongue clean but tremulous. Put on sick list, 21 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 24 April 1824 [folio 10].

Folio 10: Jonathan [Prion], aged 22, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 22 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 23 April 1824 [folio 10].

Folio 10: [Michael Prion], aged 19, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 23 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 25 April 1824 [folio 10].

Folio 10: Ben Aron, aged 25, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 23 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 26 April 1824 [folio 10].

Folio 11: William McCay, aged 17, Convict; disease or hurt, great pain across his forehead, much increased on stooping, bowels confined, much thirst, tongue rather foul and tremulous. Put on sick list, 24 April 1824. Discharged 28 April 1824 [folio 11].

Folio 11: William Younger, aged 23, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 25 April 1824. Discharged 27 April 1824 [folio 11].

Folio 11: George Bevis, aged 17, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 25 April 1824. Discharged 27 April 1824 [folio 11].

Folio 11: Jonathan Gow, aged 23, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 26 April 1824. Discharged 29 April 1824 [folio 11].

Folio 11: Henry Thomson, aged 20, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 26 April 1824. Discharged 29 April 1824 [folio 11].

Folio 12: Henry [Paiser], aged 28, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 26 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 29 April 1824 [folio 12].

Folio 12: Jonathan Threader, aged 19, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 29 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 2 May 1824 [folio 12].

Folio 12: James Ryan, aged 28, Private, His Majesty's 40th Regiment; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 29 April 1824, at sea. Last entry in journal.Every unpleasant symptom removed. Cathartics operated powerfully. 1 May 1824, folio 12.

Folio 12: James Hedge, aged 24, Convict; disease or hurt, great prostration of strength, excruciating pain in his head, particularly his forehead, skin parched and dry, bowels rather confined, tongue covered with a cream coloured crust, eyes bloodshot, pulse extremely small at the wrist. Put on sick list, 30 April 1824, at sea. Discharged 10 May 1824 [folio 13].

Folio 13: Jonathan Reiley, aged 29, Convict; disease or hurt, great prostration of strength, urgent pain in his head, no thirst, bowels rather confined. Put on sick list, 2 May 1824, at sea. Discharged 5 May 1824 [folio 13].

Folio 14: William Murray, aged 20, Convict; disease or hurt, congestion. Put on sick list, 2 May 1824. Discharged 7 May 1824 [folio 14].

Folio 14: Thomas Tibbs, aged 27, Convict; disease or hurt, [congestion] symptoms similar to Murray's. Put on sick list, 5 May 1824, at sea. Discharged 7 May 1824 [folio 14].

Folio 14: James Sanders, aged 24, Convict; disease or hurt, [congestion] symptoms similar to Tibbs. Put on sick list, 5 May 1824. Discharged [8 May? 1824].

Folio 14: David Dunsmore, aged 21, Convict; disease or hurt, [congestion] symptoms similar to Sanders'. Put on sick list, 6 May 1824. Discharged [8 May? 1824].

Folio 14: Jonathan [Pribey], aged 19, Convict; disease or hurt, symptoms ushered in with shiverings, his head much pained and bowels constipated, not much thirst nor preternatural heat, great drowsiness. Put on sick list, 6 May 1824, at sea. Discharged 8 May 1824 [discharge date written alongside Dunsmore and Pribey but may also refer to Sanders].

Date: 1824
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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