Catalogue description Medical journal of the convict ship Adrian from 31 March to 20 August 1830 by G H...

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Medical journal of the convict ship Adrian from 31 March to 20 August 1830 by G H Weatherhead, surgeon and superintendent.

Folios 1-2: John Young, aged 27, seaman; disease or hurt, rigors. Put on sick list, 2 April 1830. Discharged 6 April 1830 to shore as unfit for voyage.

Folios 2-3: Fred Freeman, aged 20, seaman; disease or hurt, slipped foot and violent pain in the left hypogastrium. Put on sick list, 2 April 1830. Discharged 5 April 1830 to duty.

Folio 3: James Saunders, aged 23, seaman; disease or hurt, severe cold of the chest. Put on sick list, 3 April 1830. On 5 April 1830 requested leave to go on shore to be with his friends which was granted.

Folio 3: On 7 April 1830 the prisoners were embarked.

Folio 3: 8 April 1830; the following men applied at the hospital. William F Smith with an ulcer over the great toe, he was dressed simply. John [Garaham?] with an ulcer on his skin caused by his irons. Removed the irons to the other leg, simple dressing. Thomas Clewley, with an ulcer under the internal malleolus, simple dressing.

Folio 4: David Delay, aged 23; disease or hurt, popular eruption on body and arms. Put on sick list, 8 April 1830. Discharged 15 April 1830 cured.

Folio 4: John Stancock; disease or hurt, boils on the right arm, apparently proceeding from the incision of a foul lancet in bleeding. Put on sick list, 8 April 1830. Discharged 15 April 1830 cured.

Folio 4: 10 April 1830; The following were new applicants to the hospital. Thomas Rigde, slight cold; Henry Lewis, William Batson, Charles Bevan, John Holliday all with colds; John Barker with sciatica. The men with colds were all discharged cured on 13 April 1830.

Folio 4: Hagai Hines; disease or hurt, ulceration of the incisions made by a scarificator. Put on sick list, 11 April 1830. Discharged 21 April 1830 cured.

Folios 4-5: Sergeant Mulhall, one of the guard; disease or hurt, catarrhal fever. Put on sick list, 20 April 1830. Discharged 1 May 1830 cured.

Folio 5: David Hall, one of the guard; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 23 April 1830. Discharged 26 April 1830 to duty.

Folio 5: John Smith, convict; disease or hurt, severe scalding of arm. Put on sick list, 1 May 1830. Discharged 8 May 1830 cured.

Folio 5: 2 May 1830; issued a bottle of wine to Mrs Connel, the wife of one of the guard, being much reduced and weakened from severe sea-sickness.

Folio 5: Charles Tapp; disease or hurt, bowel complaint. Put on sick list, 4 May 1830. Discharged 6 May 1830 cured.

Folio 5: Richard Moody; disease or hurt, constipation. Put on sick list, 4 May 1830.

Folio 6: Gregory Fuller, convict; disease or hurt, cold in face and teeth, the former is considerably swollen. Put on sick list, 5 May 1830. Discharged 8 May 1830 cured.

Folio 6: Henry Townsend, convict; disease or hurt, pain in right side aggravated by coughing. Put on sick list, 8 May 1830. Discharged 17 May 1830 cured.

Folio 6: John Harris, convict; disease or hurt, symptoms of a cold. Put on sick list, 10 May 1830. Discharged 17 May 1830 cured.

Folio 7: John Tully, one of the guard; disease or hurt, febrile symptoms and inflammation of both tonsils. Put on sick list, 18 May 1830. Discharged 21 May 1830 cured.

Folio 7: William Wheeler, prisoner; disease or hurt, febrile symptoms and inflammation of both tonsils. Put on sick list, 18 May 1830. Discharged 18 May 1830 cured.

Folio 7: John Kenstone, prisoner; disease or hurt, scalded on the leg and foot by the upsetting of a pot of water. Put on sick list, 19 May 1830. Discharged 15 June 1830 cured.

Folios 8-9: Mrs Smith, wife of Sergeant Smith of the guard; child birth, first child (female). Birth impeded by the umbilical cord round the infant's neck. In hospital, 28 May 1830, child born on 30 May 1830. Child and mother quite well on 7 June 1830. Child christened on 6 May 1830, Elizabeth Bouverie.

Folio 9: Samuel Inpleton, prisoner; disease or hurt, heat and pain in chest increased by coughing. Put on sick list, 8 June 1830. Discharged 12 June 1830 no complaint.

Folio 10: Charles Taylor, prisoner; disease or hurt, erysipelas of the left side of his face with headache and general pains over body. Put on sick list, 12 June 1830. Discharged 16 June 1830 cured.

Folios 10-11: Sergeant Smith of the guard; disease or hurt, severe pain in loins and inability to pass water. Put on sick list, 12 June 1830. Discharged 24 June 1830 cured.

Folios 11-13: John Barker, prisoner, disease or hurt, pain in stomach and bowels accompanied with frequent vomiting and purging. Put on sick list, 23 June 1830. Discharged 14 July 1830 cured.

Folio 13: Joseph Thomas, prisoner, disease or hurt, conjunctival opthalmia. Put on sick list, 5 July 1830. Discharged 7 July 1830 cured.

Folio 13: George Morris, prisoner, disease or hurt, severe pain over the hypogastrium. Put on sick list, 15 July 1830. Discharged 18 July 1830 cured.

Folio 14: Mrs Smith's child, vaccinated in three points on the right arm on 28 July 1830. 1 [August] no effect apparent. Revaccinated in two points on the left arm. 9 [August] vaccinated for the third time, also John Moon, Thomas Sayell, Robert Giles (all prisoners). 12 [August 1830], no effect apparent on any of the cases.

Folios 14-15: Sailed from Spithead on 27 April 1830. Daily range of thermometer and barometer with the latitude and longitude from 27 April to 20 August 1830.

Folio 16: Surgeon's general remarks. The number of convicts received from the hulks at Portsmouth and embarked on board of the Adrian was 168, and their general condition, to appearance, was unobjectionable. The occurrences on board during the voyage were so unimportant as not to afford occasions for remark. Only two cases of any consequence happened: a case of midwifery, somewhat tedious in its accomplishment, and that of John Barker, who was nearly dying from inanition.

Date: 1830
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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