Catalogue descriptionMedical journal of the Princess Charlotte convict ship from 9 February to 24 August 1827...

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Medical journal of the Princess Charlotte convict ship from 9 February to 24 August 1827 by Charles Cameron, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in conveying female convicts to New South Wales.

Folio 1: The prisoners came on board 5 March 1827. On that day 40 women and four children came on board from Newgate. Except Mary Davies, who is afflicted with incontinence of urine, all the women appeared in good health.

Folios 1-2: William Murphy, aged 18 months; sick or hurt, severe cold, ulcers of a syphilitic taint; put on sick list 5 March 1827, died 12 March 1827.

Folios 2-3: Julia Kane, aged 32, prisoner; sick or hurt, pain in chest, cough with difficulty of breathing; put on sick list 9 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 16 March 1827.

Folios 3-5: Louisa Jones, aged 20; sick or hurt, pain in left side; put on sick list 15 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 19 March 1827 well.

Folio 3-5: Euphemia Barnet, aged 29; sick or hurt, sickness, vomiting and pain in bowels; put on sick list 16 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 19 March 1827 well.

Folios 3-16: Susan McGilp, aged 17, prisoner from Edinburgh jail; sick or hurt, sickness, constipated bowels and severe cough; put on sick list 16 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 24 April 1827.

Folios 3-23: Hannah Fox, aged 28; sick or hurt, severe cough; put on sick list 9 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 5 May 1827.

Folios 6-12: Hariet Nicholson, aged 21; sick or hurt, severe griping, pain in limbs, loins and head and some tightness across the breast; put on sick list 17 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 16 April 1827.

Folios 4-8: Margaret Henderson, aged 26; sick or hurt, severe pain in the epigastrium; put on sick list 17 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 29 March 1827 into the Persian by order of Mr Capper for the purpose of being returned to Durham Jail.

Folios 7-8: Ann Hutchinson, aged 21; sick or hurt, pain in bowls, purging, sickness at stomach; put on sick list 24 March 1827 at Woolwich, discharged 26 March 1827.

Folios 9-23: Margaret Flinn, aged 26; sick or hurt, pain in bowels, chest and epigastrium, headache and pain in limbs; put on sick list 3 April 1827, discharged 5 May 1827.

Folios 9-12: Elizabeth Carter, aged 27; sick or hurt, severe pain in epigastrium extending to the right side, headache and pain in back; put on sick list 3 April 1827, discharged 16 April 1827.

Folios 9-17: Elizabeth Smith, aged 27; sick or hurt, scalded by a tub of soup down neck, shoulders and back; put on sick list 5 April 1827, discharged 24 April 1827.

Folios 11-32, 34, 38, 40-44: Susan Wilson, aged 42; sick or hurt, extensive scar of left leg tibia; put on sick list 11 April 1827, discharged 4 June 1827, readmitted and discharged on 31 July 1827.

Folios 11-17: Catherine Parmenter, aged 19; sick or hurt, venereal sore throat; put on sick list 11 April 1827, discharged 24 April 1827.

Folios 11-39: Sarah Atkinson, aged 22; sick or hurt, severe headache and pain in breast; put on sick list 13 April 1827, discharged 13 July 1827.

Folios 13-26: Elizabeth Douglass, aged 26; sick or hurt, pain in the right hypochondrium, headache and fever; put on sick list 17 April 1827, last entry 16 May 1827.

Folios 14-17: Catherine Murphy, aged 23; sick or hurt, fever and constipation; put on sick list 19 April 1827, discharged 24 April 1827.

Folio 18: Louisa Jones; sick or hurt, cancerous breast; put on sick list 25 April 1827.

Folios 20-25: Jane Weldon, aged 22; sick or hurt, gonorrhoea; put on sick list 27 April 1827, discharged 13 May 1827.

Folios 21-34: Maria Coutts, aged 34; sick or hurt, vomiting of blood; put on sick list 29 April 1827, died 12 June 1827.

Folios 24-27: Eliza Edwards; sick or hurt, headache and pain in the left hypochondre; put on sick list 9 May 1827, discharged 18 May 1827.

Folios 24-27: Hannah Fox; sick or hurt, severe headache, blister on neck and shoulders; put on sick list 9 May 1827, discharged 18 May 1827.

Folios 24-28: Catherine Harnly; sick or hurt, headache considerable fever; put on sick list 9 May 1827, discharged 23 May 1827.

Folios 24-28: Mary Eddison, aged 22; sick or hurt, headache and pain in the left hypochondrium; put on sick list 9 May 1827, discharged 23 May 1827.

Folios 25-29: Ellen Green, aged 22; sick or hurt, headache, sickness and fever; put on sick list 13 May 1827, discharged 26 May 1827.

Folios 27-29: Mary Walker, aged 24; sick or hurt, severe headache and pain in the abdomen; put on sick list 18 May 1827, discharged 26 May 1827.

Folios 27-30: Elizabeth Brown, aged 42; sick or hurt, vomiting, headache and constipation; put on sick list 19 May 1827, discharged 1 June 1827.

Folios 27-30: Elizabeth Lloyd, aged 43 (a Welsh woman); sick or hurt, fainting fits; put on sick list 18 May 1827, discharged 1 June 1827.

Folios 24-31: Catherine Murphy; sick or hurt, epileptic fit; put on sick list 9 May 1827, discharged 2 June 1827.

Folios 29-32: Jane Weldon, aged 2; sick or hurt, epileptic and hysterical fits; put on sick list 26 May 1827, discharged 4 June 1827.

Folios 29-44: Catherine Kelly; sick or hurt, nausea; put on sick list 2 June 1827, discharged 30 July 1827.

Folios 33-44, 46: Hannah Fox; sick or hurt, pain in the lower end of the sternum; put on sick list 9 June 1827, discharged 31 July 1827.

Folio 36: Clara Sutton, aged 21; sick or hurt, severe bruising of the right hand; put on sick list 26 June 1827, discharged 30 June 1827.

Folios 36-37: Mary A Grayson, aged 28; sick or hurt, [not stated]; put on sick list 29 June 1827, discharged 6 July 1827.

Folios 36-37: Susan Jenkins, aged 28; sick or hurt, ulcer on leg; put on sick list 30 June 1827, last entry 7 July 1827.

Folios 37-44: Elizabeth Lloyd, aged 43 (a Welsh woman); sick or hurt, fainting fits; put on sick list 7 July 1827, discharged 31 July 1827.

Folios 37-46: Mary Keeffe, aged 20; sick or hurt, [not stated]; put on sick list 7 July 1827, discharged 5 August 1827.

Folios 38-45: Julia Kane, aged 32; sick or hurt, vomiting, headache and pain in right side; put on sick list 12 July 1827, discharged 2 August 1827.

Folio 38: Sarah Jarvis, aged 20; sick or hurt, iritis of the right eye; put on sick list 11 July 1827, discharged 5 August 1827.

Folios 38-45: Francis Patrick, aged 22; sick or hurt, scorbutic debility; put on sick list 9 July 1827, discharged 3 August 1827.

Folio 43: Mary Wilson; sick or hurt, scurvy; put on sick list 24 July 1827.

Folio 43: Mrs Jeffard; sick or hurt, scurvy; put on sick list 24 July 1827.

Folios 44-46: Helen Walker, aged 37; sick or hurt, difficulty of breathing and severe pain in the abdomen; put on sick list 30 July 1827, discharged 10 August 1827.

Folio 48: numerical abstract of the medical cases mentioned in the journal.

Folio 48: 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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