Catalogue description Medical journal of the Edward , convict ship from 30 September 1828 to 14 May 1829 by...

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Medical journal of the Edward, convict ship from 30 September 1828 to 14 May 1829 by William C Watt, surgeon and superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed at Deptford, Cove of Cork and on a passage to New South Wales.

Folios 1-4: case no 1; Maria Johnson, aged 24, convict; taken ill at Cove of Cork; sick or hurt, phthisis pulmonalis; put into list 10 December 1828, died 3 February 1829.

Folios 4-5: case no 2; Margaret Fay, aged 19, convict; taken ill at Cove of Cork; sick or hurt, chlorosis; put into list 22 December 1828, discharged 15 January 1829 cured.

Folios 5-6: case no 3; Catherine Collins, aged 29, convict; taken ill at Cove of Cork; sick or hurt, pneumonia; put into list 26 December 1828, discharged 3 January 1829 cured.

Folios 6-7: case no 4; Elizabeth Cox, aged 20, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, venereal; put into list 4 January 1829, discharged 21 January 1829 cured.

Folio 7: case no 5; Catherine Rickards, aged 40, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, constipation of bowels; put into list 4 January 1829, discharged 14 January 1829 cured.

Folio 8: case no 6; Judith Rellish, aged 26, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, pneumonia; put into list 7 January 1829, discharged 18 January 1829 cured.

Folios 8-9: case no 7; Frances Lowther, aged 30, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, cholera; put into list 9 January 1829, discharged 28 January 1829 cured.

Folios 10-11: case no 8; Catherine Dillon, aged 36, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, apoplexy; put into list 9 January 1829, died 18 January 1829 at 9 am.

Folios 11-14: case no 9; Catherine Duffy, aged 16, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, chlorosis; put into list 27 January 1829, discharged 10 April 1829 cured.

Folios 14-15: case no 10; Mary Sullivan, aged 27, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put into list 4 February 1829, discharged 12 February 1829 cured.

Folios 15-17: case no 11; Isabella Ferrier, aged 27, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, jaundice; put into list 18 February 1829, discharged 11 April 1829 cured.

Folios 17-18: case no 12; Elizabeth Murphy, aged 34, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, pneumonia; put into list 6 March 1829, discharged 12 March 1829 cured.

Folios 18-21: case no 13; Ellinor Patterson, aged 55, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, dyspepsia; put into list 13 March 1829, died 29 March 1829 at 6 am.

Folios 21-22: case no 14; Rachel Bole, aged 25, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, dyspepsia; put into list 13 March 1829, discharged 20 March 1829 but continue the use of the gentian for a week longer.

Folios 22-23: case no 15; Mary Harroll, aged 35, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put into list 19 March 1829, discharged 31 March 1829 cured.

Folios 24-28: Blank.

Folio 29: A numerical abstract of cases listed in the journal nosologically arranged.

Folios 30-33: Surgeon's general remarks regarding the death of three convicts (case numbers. 1, 8, and 13) including a brief history of each case. Also includes details of the system that the surgeon adopted for the government of the prison and preservation of the prisoners health.

Date: 1828-1829
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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