Catalogue description Medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Diamond from 20 October 1837 to 20 April...

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Medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Diamond from 20 October 1837 to 20 April 1838 by William McDowill, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed on a passage to New South Wales.

Folio 1: Daily sick list, names and details follow:

  • Catherine Raygan, aged 30, convict; disease or hurt, wound. Put on sick list, 14 December 1837. Discharged 1 February 1838.
  • Mary Brown, aged 21, convict; disease or hurt, enteritis. Put on sick list, 29 December 1837. Died 23 January 1838.
  • Catherine Kelly, aged 17, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 4 January 1838. Discharged 8 January 1838.
  • Catherine Rooney, aged 7, child; disease or hurt, icterus. Put on sick list, 8 January 1838. Died 22 January 1838.
  • Mary Daley, aged 37, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 13 January 1838. Discharged 15 January 1838.
  • Mary Berry, aged 21, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 20 January 1838. Discharged 22 January 1838.
  • Honora Carey, aged 30, passenger; disease or hurt, atrophia. Put on sick list, 26 January 1838. Discharged 24 February 1838.
  • Judith McConnell, aged 7, child; disease or hurt, epilipesia. Put on sick list, 1 February 1838. Discharged 12 February 1838.
  • Mary Halfpenny, aged 31, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 6 February 1838. Discharged 9 February 1838.
  • Sophia Leeson, aged 30, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 8 February 1838. Discharged 10 February 1838.
  • Mary McManus, aged 22, convict; disease or hurt, icterus. Put on sick list, 10 February 1838. Discharged 4 March 1838.
  • Anne Moon, aged 29, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 12 February 1838. Discharged 14 February 1838.
  • Sarah Peacock, aged 18, convict; disease or hurt, rheumatism. Put on sick list, 16 February 1838. Discharged 23 February 1838.
  • Mary Daley, aged 37, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 18 February 1838. Discharged 21 February 1838.
  • Anne Laverty, aged 20, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 20 February 1838. Discharged 23 February 1838.
  • Ann Connolly, aged 23, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 4 March 1838. Discharged 7 March 1838.
  • Rose Gordon, aged 50, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 10 March 1838. Discharged 12 March 1838.
  • Mary McMahon, aged 26, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 14 March 1838. Discharged 17 March 1838.
  • Ellen Daley, aged 18, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 18 March 1838. Discharged 20 March 1838.
  • Anne Butler, aged 18, convict; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 20 March 1838. Discharged 21 March 1838.

Folios 1-3: Catherine Raygan, aged 30; case number 1; disease or hurt, accident to right leg caused by a cask rolling in a gale of wind when on deck. Put on sick list, 14 December 1837 at sea. Discharged 1 February 1838.

Folios 4-10: Mary Brown, aged 21; case number 2; disease or hurt, enteritis. Put on sick list, 29 December 1837 at sea. Died 23 January 1838.

Folios 10-13: Catherine Rooney, aged 7; case number 3; disease or hurt, icterus. Put on sick list, 8 January 1838 at sea. Died 22 January 1838.

Folios 13-15: Honora Carey, aged 30, free woman; case number 4; disease or hurt, atrophia. Put on sick list, 26 January 1838 at sea. Discharged 24 February 1838.

Folios 15-16: Judith McConnell, aged 7; case number 5; disease or hurt, epilispia. Put on sick list, 1 February 1838 at sea. Died 12 February 1838.

Folios 16-17: Mary McManus, aged 22; case number 6; disease or hurt, icterus. Put on sick list, 10 February 1838 at sea. Discharged 4 March 1838.

Folio 18: Sarah Peacock, aged 18; case number 7; disease or hurt, rheumatismus. Put on sick list, 18 February 1838 at sea. Discharged 23 February 1838.

Folios 18-19: A numerical abstract of the medical cases mentioned in the journal, nosologically arranged. Folio 20; Surgeon's general remarks. The number of female convicts embarked on board were 162 received from the penitentiary in Dublin, all in tolerable good health, with 27 of their children of different ages.

Date: 1837-1838
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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