Catalogue description Folios 2-4: Copy of the sick book of HM hired convict ship Dudbrook for 23 October 1852...

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Folios 2-4: Copy of the sick book of HM hired convict ship Dudbrook for 23 October 1852 to 24 February 1853, (names and details follow) - continued: Folio 4: Thomas Evans, aged 37; convict; disease or hurt, phthisis. Put on sick list, 27 January 1853. Discharged, 10 February 1853 convalescent to hospital Fremantle.

Folio 4: Joseph Hayes, aged 30; guard; disease or hurt, catarrhus. Put on sick list, 27 January 1853. Discharged, 31 January 1853.

Folio 4: Margaret Hall, aged 20; guard's wife; disease or hurt, contusio. Put on sick list, 27 January 1853. Discharged, 1 February 1853.

Folio 4: Samuel Hardwick, aged 23; convict; disease or hurt, contusio. Put on sick list, 29 January 1853. Discharged, 5 February 1853.

Folio 4: William Marshall, aged 34; convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 29 January 1853. Discharged, 2 February 1853.

Folio 4: James Conolly, aged 47; convict; disease or hurt, ulcus. Put on sick list, 1 February 1853. Discharged, 9 February 1853.

Folio 4: George Selby, aged 27; convict; disease or hurt, phlegmon. Put on sick list, 1 February 1853. Discharged, 4 February 1853.

Folio 4: George Felton, aged 27; convict; disease or hurt, abscessus femoris. Put on sick list, 2 February 1853. Discharged, 10 February 1853.

Folio 4: Ann Griffin, aged 22; guard's wife; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 2 February 1853. Discharged, 6 February 1853.

Folio 4: Stephen Oliver, aged 44; sergeant of guard; disease or hurt, rheumatismus. Put on sick list, 4 February 1853. Discharged, 12 February 1853.

Folio 4: John Lawson, aged 29; convict; disease or hurt, haemoptysis. Put on sick list, 4 February 1853. Discharged, 10 February 1853 convalescent to hospital Fremantle.

Folio 4: James Daly, aged 41; guard; disease or hurt, catarrhus. Put on sick list, 4 February 1853. Discharged, 6 February 1853.

Folio 4: James Went, aged 23; convict; disease or hurt, phlegmon. Put on sick list, 4 February 1853. Discharged, 7 February 1853.

Folio 4: George Whitehill, aged 28; convict; disease or hurt, phlgmon. Put on sick list, 5 February 1853. Discharged, 8 February 1853.

Folio 4: Joseph Brooks, aged 32; convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 5 February1853. Discharged, 8 February1853.

Folio 4: John Davis, aged 26; guard; disease or hurt, rheumatismus. Put on sick list, 8 February1853. Discharged, 11 February1853.

Folios 4-5: Archibald Scott, aged 39, convict received from the Defence convict ship at Woolwich on 30 October 1852; case number 1; disease or hurt, phlegmon. Put on sick list, 1 November 1852, at Gravesend. Discharged 15 November 1852 at Plymouth for conveyance to Dartmoor prison.

Folios 6-7: John Lawson, aged 29, convict; case number 1; disease or hurt, haemotyon. Put on sick list, 24 November 1852, at Bay of Biscay. Discharged 10 February 1853 to hospital.

Folio 8: John Witheridge, aged 36, sailmaker and boatswain of the ship; case number 1; disease or hurt, hernia inguinis. Put on sick list, 25 November 1852, at sea. Discharged 29 November 1852.

Folios 8-10: William Marshall, aged 33, convict (received on board from Dartmoor prison); case number 1; disease or hurt, hamorrhagia et dysenteria. Put on sick list, 13 December 1852, at sea. Discharged 20 January 1853 cured.

Folios 10-11: Thomas Howell, aged [not stated], convict; case number 2; disease or hurt, dysenteria acute. Put on sick list, 13 December 1852, at sea. Discharged 18 January 1853 cured.

Folios 11-13: Ammon Winterbottom, aged 32, convict; case number 1; disease or hurt, erysepilas gravior. Put on sick list, 21 December 1852, at sea. Died 25 December 1852.

Folios 13-14: Richard Parsons, aged 40, sergeant pensioner guard; case number 2; disease or hurt, haemoptysis. Put on sick list, 12 December 1852, at sea. Discharged 24 December 1852 to duty. Disease reoccurred on 4 January 1853 at sea, discharged 14 January 1853.

Folios 14-15: Thomas Evans, aged 37, convict; case number 2; disease or hurt, phthisis incipiens. Put on sick list, 23 December 1852, at sea. Discharged 6 January 1853 to duty. Readmitted 27 January 1853 and discharged to the convict hospital in Fremantle on 10 February 1853.

Folios 15-17: A nosological synopsis of the medical cases mentioned in the journal.

Folios 17-21: Surgeon's general remarks The Dudbrook having been fitted at Deptford, for the reception and transport of male convicts and guard of pensioners with their families to Western Australia, embarked her crew and a portion of the troops at that port and proceeded on 29 October [1852] to Woolwich, there received on board 50 prisoners from the convict hulks and family of the Religious Instructor, and calling off Gravesend on 2 November 1852 embarked the remainder of the Guard with the whole of their families consisting of 24 married women, 2 adult females, 43 young children of whom 7 were infants. With these the ship proceeded to Portsmouth anchored at Spithead on the 5 November 1852 when having received from the prisons at Portsmouth 59, Portland 65, and Parkhurst 1convicts, she sailed on the 9 November [1852] for Plymouth, at which place provisions, water were completed and 55 convicts received on 15 November 1852 from the prison at Dartmoor, to the hospital of which one convict being unfit for the voyage from sickness was sent on the same day. The number of persons on board at the time of leaving England were as follows: Surgeon Superintendent, Religious Instructor, Master and Crew, 36; Guard, 30; convicts, 229; families of religious instructor and guard, being women 27, children 45. Total of 367.

Folio 21: Thermometer and weather readings.

Date: 1852-1853
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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