Catalogue description Medical and surgical journal of the Marquis of Huntley male convict ship for 29 March...

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Medical and surgical journal of the Marquis of Huntley male convict ship for 29 March 1824 to 21 September 1826 by William Rae, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to Port Jackson New South Wales.

Folios 1-2: George Hooper, aged 60, prisoner; disease or hurt, while on board the Dolphin hulk at Chatham was struck on the left breast with a [capstan?] and soon attacked with haemoptysis. Put on sick list, 27 May 1826. Discharged 17 June 1826 cured.

Folio 2: Samuel Worsley, aged 31, prisoner; disease or hurt, considerable fever and appears to be intermittent. Put on sick list, 27 May 1826. Discharged 10 June 1826 cured.

Folio 3: Benjamin Watkins, aged 39, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, inflammation of the left eye with considerable pain. Put on sick list, 27 May 1826. Discharged 3 June 1826 cured.

Folios 3-6 and 13-14: John Sullivan, aged 18, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, ophthalmia of the conjuctive of both eyes with pain and intolerance of light. Put on sick list, 28 May 1826. Discharged 30 June 1826, relapse of the complaint on 7 July 1826, discharged 28 August 1826 cured.

Folios 6-8 and 18-19: John Harvey, aged 18, prisoner; disease or hurt, pain over the sacrum and lower extremities, lanquor, listlessness and walks with difficulty. Put on sick list, 30 May 1826. Discharged 21 July 1826 convalescent, he was found dead on 28 July 1826.

Folios 8-9: William Quirk, aged 24, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, headache with in the back and limbs, slight pyrexia and bowels costive. Put on sick list, 31 May 1826. Discharged 18 June 1826 to duty.

Folio 10: Robert King, aged 30, prisoner; disease or hurt, right knee injured by a fall and subsequently by another on board the hulk at Chatham and there is now inflammation of the synovial membrane. Put on sick list, 7 June 1826. Discharged 21 July 1826 convalescent.

Folio 11: James Ryan, aged 20, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, incipient ophthalmia, the conjuctive of both eyes affected and slight purulent discharge. Put on sick list, 31 May 1826. Discharged 11 June 1826 to duty.

Folio 12: Philip Hynes, aged 18, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, severe cough attended with wheezing noise. Put on sick list, 2 July 1826. Discharged 12 July 1826 to duty.

Folios 14-15: Joseph Ambler, aged 30, prisoner; disease or hurt, headach pain of back and limbs. Put on sick list, 12 July 1826. Discharged 17 August 1826 cured.

Folios 16-18: James Dovey, aged 20, prisoner; disease or hurt, constant nausea and vomiting can retain notting upon his stomach and what he vomits is green and bitter taste. Put on sick list, 25 July 1826. sent 13 September 1826 to general hospital at Sydney.

Folios 19-21: Patrick Cunningham, aged 23, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, strumous skin of a clear shining appearance and frequent desquamations of the cuticle submaxillary glands subject to swelling. Put on sick list, 28 July 1826. Discharged 13 September 1826.

Folio 22: John Ameys, aged 60, prisoner; disease or hurt, diarrhoea without pain induced by cold. Put on sick list, 17 August 1826. died 19 August 1826 at 1 am.

Folio 23: John Curtain, aged 27, private 39th regiment; disease or hurt, alternate rigors and flushing with headache pain of back and general uneasiness. Put on sick list, 19 August 1826. Discharged 24 August 1826 cured.

Folios 24-26: William Weller, aged 19, prisoner; disease or hurt, frequent cold chills succeed by heat, thirst, headach, pain of back and limbs. Put on sick list, 2 September 1826. died 11 September 1826.

Folio 26: George Pickering, aged 26, prisoner; disease or hurt, headach, pain of back and limbs, heat, thirst and general uneasiness. Put on sick list, 8 September 1826. sent 16 September 1826 to general hospital at Sydney.

Folio 27: numerical abstract of cases in the journal, nosologically arranged.

Folios 28-31: general observations and remarks of symptoms of cases listed in the journal.

Folios 31-36: meteorological register during a voyage from England to New South Wales in the Marquis of Huntley between 18 May to 21 September 1826.

Folio 37: Surgeon's notes that the plenty of fish (a species of bream) can be procured from outside the harbour's waters of the island of St Paul's and that the whole island is not more than 12 or 15 miles in circumference, it is of volcanic origin and the harbour is formed of the extinguished crater. Also makes reference to the island of Amsterdam and that whales and seals 'were sporting about in all directions'.

Folio 37: Track chart of the Marquis of Huntley to Port Jackson and of the Fairfield Brig to England in 1826 and 1827 showing the state of the wind, weather, thermometer and prevalent diseases.

Folio 38: blank.

Date: 1826
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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