Catalogue description Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Prince Regent for 1 May to 15 October...

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Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Prince Regent for 1 May to 15 October 1827 by William Rae, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.

Folios 1-2: Pat Hammond, aged 19, private, 47th Regiment; case number 1; disease or hurt, pyrexia. Put on sick list, 16 June 1827 at the Bay of Biscay. Discharged 22 June 1827 to duty.

Folios 2-5: Enock Lucock, aged 18, convict; case number 2; disease or hurt, talies mesenteria. Sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing thimbles. Complains of frequent purging and griping. Put on sick list, 20 June 1827 at Cape Finestere. Discharged 4 October 1827 to the general hospital.

Folio 6: Edward Wiltshire, aged 21, convict; case number 3; disease or hurt, opthalmia. Sacriledge, transported for life. Put on sick list, 20 June 1827 at Cape Finestere. Discharged 20 July 1827 cured.

Folio 7: John Laurence, aged 28, convict; case number 4; disease or hurt, rheumatismus. Bad character, seven years for theft. Put on sick list, 23 June 1827. Discharged 27 June 1827.

Folio 7: Patrick Henry, aged 21, private, soldier; case number 5; disease or hurt, enteritis. Put on sick list, 25 June 1827 near Madeira. Discharged 1 July 1827 to duty.

Folio 8: Joseph York, aged 22, convict; case number 6; disease or hurt, pyrexia. Horse stealing, transported for life. Put on sick list, 25 June 1827 near Madeira. Discharged 9 July 1827 cured.

Folio 9: John Jenkins, aged 19, convict; case number 7; disease or hurt, pyrexia. Seven years transportation for theft. Put on sick list, 28 June 1827 off Teneriffe. Discharged 1 July 1827 cured.

Folio 9: James Maisey, aged 43, convict; case number 8; disease or hurt, pyrexia. Stealing deal boards, seven years transportation. Put on sick list, 3 July 1827. Discharged 21 July 1827 cured.

Folio 10: Blank.

Folio 11: Thomas Stroud, aged 25, convict; case number 9; disease or hurt, pyrexia. Bad character under sentence of seven years transportation for poaching. Put on sick list, 5 July 1827 near the Canary Islands. Discharged 18 July 1827 cured.

Folios 12-13: Samuel Asherd, aged 20, convict; case number 10; disease or hurt, pyrexia. An indifferent character sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a sow and pigs. Put on sick list, 9 July 1827. Discharged 3 August 1827 cured.

Folios 13-14: Joseph Dyson, aged 20, convict; case number 11; disease or hurt, epilepsia. Transported for life for an attempt to murder. Of a middle habit of body and an irritable violent disposition. Has been subject to epilepsy for these sixteen years and says they were first caused by his receiving an injury of the head when he belonged to the Marines on board H.M. ship Rainbow. Put on sick list, 18 July 1827. Discharged 28 September 1827 at Sydney.

Folios 14-15: Matthew Hull, aged 30, convict; case number 12; disease or hurt, pyrexia catarrhalis. Sentenced to transportation for 14 years for stealing spirits from his employer. Put on sick list, 19 July 1827. Discharged 20 September 1827.

Folios 16-18: Edward Thorpe, aged 25, convict; case number 13; disease or hurt, pyrexia catarrhalis. A bad character. Transportation for life for burglary. Put on sick list, 29 July 1827. Discharged 6 October 1827 cured.

Folios 18-19: Timothy Martin, aged 19, convict; case number 14; disease or hurt, bronchitis. Was a hawker by trade and sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing chaise harness. Put on sick list, 30 July 1827. Discharged 19 August 1827 cured.

Folio 20: Samuel Solomons, aged 20, convict; case number 15; disease or hurt, bronchitis. Was a hawker by trade and under sentence of 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods. Put on sick list, 27 August 1827. Discharged 27 September 1827 to the general hospital.

Folios 21-22: Thomas Fowler, aged 26, convict; case number 16; disease or hurt, dysenteria. A groom by profession and sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery. Put on sick list, 1 September 1827. Discharged 5 October 1827.

Folio 22: Samuel Asherd, aged 20, convict; case number 17; disease or hurt, tertiana. Put on sick list, 26 September 1827 off coast of New South Wales.

Folio 22: Details of full, half, low and spoon hospital diets with description of foods and the amounts issued.

Folios 23-27: Meteorological register kept on board the Prince Regent during a passage to New South Wales during a voyage to New South Wales between 11 June and 27 September 1827. Continued on board the ship Elizabeth to England via Cape Horn from 16 November 1827 to 31 March 1828. Time Noon. Daily latitude and longitude readings, thermometer and barometer readings and brief details of the winds and weather.

Folio 28: Blank.

Folio 29: A numerical abstract of the medical cases mentioned in the journal.

Folios 29-30: Surgeon's general remarks.

Date: 1827
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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