Catalogue description Folio 1: Sick book of the Convict Ship Moffatt 1836. John Smith Surgeon. Folio 2: Inside...

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Folio 1: Sick book of the Convict Ship Moffatt 1836. John Smith Surgeon.

Folio 2: Inside cover of sick book, breakdown of numbers on board. Prisoners, 399, of which 161 were on the sick list and 3 died. Soldiers, 30, of which 4 were on the sick list. Crew, 57, 12 on the sick list. Women and Children, 12, of which 3 were on the sick list. Total on board 498, total on sick list 180.

Folios 2-6: Sick list on board the Convict Ship Moffat during her passage from England to New South Wales from 19 April to 2 September 1836. Ages are not recorded but there are remarks against some of the entries and each entry is numbered:

1: Jonathan McGuire, Soldier; disease or hurt, wounded thumb, by an iron spike into the ball of the thumb. Put on sick list, 19 April 1836. Discharged, 23 April 1836. 2: Jonathan Sally, Soldier; disease or hurt, gonorrhoea, slight suppuration in the groin no mercury or injections used. Put on sick list, 21 April 1836. Discharged, 14 May 1836. 3: Jonathan Basketful, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1839. Discharged, 5 May 1836. Note alongside cases 3 - 10 regarding the prisoners being washed before leaving the hulks and their flannel shirts and belts being taken away from them which checks 'cuticular circulation', affecting the bowels and lungs. 4: Thomas Hicks, Convict; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 8 May 1836. 5: William Rinch, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 4 May 1836. 6: Thomas Hughs, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 8 May 1836. 7: James Robinson Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 8 May 1836. 8: William Hodges, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 3 May 1836. 9: R Gordon, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 2 May 1836. 10: James North, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 1 May 1836. 11: William Lardner, Convict; disease or hurt, contused finger, nail came away. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 4 May 1836. 12: George Williams, Convict; disease or hurt, ulcer on instep. Put on sick list, 25 April 1836. Discharged, 2 May 1836. 13: Owen Sullivan, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 27 April 1836. Discharged, 3 May 1836. Note alongside: 'At Spithead; cold N. Ea[sterly]' 14: Henry Page, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 27 April 1836. Discharged, 3 May 1836. 15: Zavier, 'a black', Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 28 April 1836. Discharged, 4 May 1836. 16: William Morley, Convict; disease or hurt, scrofulous ulcers, behind [trochan maj] on right hip, healed and open repeatedly during voyage. Put on sick list, 28 April 1836. Discharged, 10 June 1836. 17: William Todd, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 28 April 1836. Discharged, 6 May 1836. 18: Joseph Goodridge, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 29 April 1836. Discharged, 9 May 1836. Note alongside cases 17 and 18: 'Both these bled, oily smell, wf Tart Emet' 19: Jonathan Hollington, Convict; disease or hurt, pneumonia, 'V S bis [Sudor] etc etc'. Put on sick list, 30 April 1836. Discharged, 12 May 1836. 20: Jonathan Matthews, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 1 May 1836. Discharged, 7 May 1836. 21: Timothy Taylor, Convict; disease or hurt, inflammation on fore arm, suppurated, opened by lancet. Put on sick list, 3 May 1836. Discharged, 14 May 1836. 22: Robert Alexander, Convict; disease or hurt, apoplexia [atrob], detailed in journal. Put on sick list, 5 May 1836. Discharged, 18 May 1836. 23: William Reid, 'black', Convict; disease or hurt, consumption, detailed in journal. Put on sick list, 7 May 1836. Died, 20 May 1836. 24: Henry Healy, Convict; disease or hurt, erysipelas (only), detailed in journal. Put on sick list, 7 May 1836. Discharged, 30 May 1836. 25: William Corby, Convict; disease or hurt, headache. Put on sick list, 12 May 1836. Discharged, 16 May 1836. 26: Richard Powell, 'black', Convict; disease or hurt, consumption, detailed in journal. Put on sick list, 12 May 1836. Died 16 June 1836. 27: Francis Smyth, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 12 May 1836. Discharged, 18 May 1836. 28: James Morley, Convict; disease or hurt, ague, emetic, laxative and quinine. Put on sick list, 12 May 1836. Discharged, 22 May 1836. 29: [Jonathan] Kew, Convict; disease or hurt, opthalmia [tars], ‘scrof. Often returned [citrine..]. Put on sick list, 13 May 1836. Discharged, 20 May 1836. 30: Henry Reid, Convict; disease or hurt, venereal blotches, 'gentle salivation and caustic to sores'. Put on sick list, 13 May 1836. Discharged, 10 June 1836. 31: George Bullpit, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 13 May 1836. Discharged, 20 May 1836. 32: Charles Mayo, Convict; disease or hurt, opthalmia. Put on sick list, 13 May 1836. Discharged, 18 May 1836. 33: George West, Convict; disease or hurt, scald (foot), by cocoa. Put on sick list, 13 May 18367. Discharged, 28 May 1836. 34: T G Dickson, Convict; disease or hurt, ulcer (leg). Put on sick list, 14 May 1836. Discharged, 27 May 1836. 35: James Kenny, Convict; disease or hurt, scald (on chest), 'severe, by cocoa'. Put on sick list, 15 May 1836. Discharged, 31 May 1836. 36: Henry Sherman, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 16 May 1836. Discharged, 20 May 1836. 37: Jonathan Griffin, Convict; disease or hurt, catarrh. Put on sick list, 17 May 1836. Discharged, 21 May 1836. 38: [Rod.] Makins, Convict; disease or hurt, opthalmia conju. Put on sick list, 19 May 1836. Discharged, 30 May 1836. 39: Frank (black), Convict; disease or hurt, simple fever. Put on sick list, 19 May 1836. Discharged, 27 May 1836. 40: William Buchanan (black), Convict; disease or hurt, cynanche tonsil. Put on sick list, 20 May 1836. Discharged, 29 May 1836.

Date: 1836
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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