Catalogue description Medical and surgical journal of the Prince of Orange convict ship from 1 September 1820...

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Medical and surgical journal of the Prince of Orange convict ship from 1 September 1820 to 17 February 1821 [surgeon's name not known], during her passage to New South Wales. [On virtually a daily basis, details of victuals issued, longitude, latitude and weather temperature readings are also recorded].

Folio 1: John Venis, convict, aged 25, taken ill at Spithead; disease or hurt, catarrh cough particularly troublesome at night some expectoration and slight pain in his breast. Taken ill, 3 October 1820. Discharged 17 October 1820.

Folio 2: James Horton, soldier, aged 18, taken ill at Spithead; disease or hurt, syphilis chancres on the prepuce with bubo on the right side. Taken ill, 3 October 1820. Discharged 17 November 1820 to duty.

Folio 2: William Sprigs, convict, aged 20, taken ill at Spithead; disease or hurt, determination to the head acute pain in his head with throbbing of the temporal. Taken ill, 8 October 1820. Discharged 15 October 1820.

Folio 2: Henry Hancock, convict, aged 21, taken ill at Spithead; disease or hurt, accident in consequence of scalded on the left thigh by boiling water. Taken ill, 8 October 1820. Discharged 7 September 1820.

Folios 2-3: John Neil, soldier, [aged not known], taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, rheumatism pain in his back loins and lower extremities. Taken ill, 14 October 1820. Discharged 25 October 1820 to duty.

Folio 3: Thomas Regell, convict, aged 26, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, remittent fever great heat of the skin, thirst and pain of the head. Taken ill, 14 October 1820. Discharged 7 November 1820.

Folio 4: Thomas Easterbrook, convict, aged 19, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, diarrhoea with frequent purging. Taken ill, 16 October 1820. Discharged 23 October 1820.

Folio 4: William Harris, convict, aged 16, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, pneumonia pain in his chest aggravated on full inspiration. Taken ill, 20 October 1820. Discharged 27 October 1820.

Folios 4-5: John Muston, convict, aged 29, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, pneumonia pain in his side aggravated on full inspiration. Taken ill, 21 October 1820. Discharged 28 October 1820.

Folios 5-6: John York, convict, aged 36, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, hydrothorax with headache and nausea pulse quicker than natural bowels regular. Taken ill, 22 October 1820. Died 29 October 1820 at 3 o'clock pm.

Folios 6-7: William Barber, convict, aged 26, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, catarrh severe and troublesome cough pain in his head, and general soreness of his inside. Taken ill, 27 October 1820. Discharged 11 December 1820.

Folios 7-8: John [Ernns], convict, aged 25, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, contusion of the bowels obstinate constipation of the bowels with uneasiness at the stomach. Taken ill, 7 November 1820. Discharged 16 November 1820.

Folios 8-10: William Holden, convict, aged 28, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, pneumonia and pain in his left side. Taken ill, 15 November 1820. Discharged 22 December 1820.

Folio 10: John Law, soldier, aged 23, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, inguinal swelling of the right side. Taken ill, 15 November 1820. Discharged 29 December 1820 to duty.

Folios 10-11: Joseph Lenny, convict, aged 24, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Taken ill, 16 November 1820. Discharged 22 November 1820.

Folio 11: John Blackman, convict, aged 21, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, feverish with headache and nausea and cold shivering. Taken ill, 18 November 1820. Discharged 25 November 1820.

Folio 11: Isaac March, convict, aged 19, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Taken ill, 22 November 1820. Discharged 28 November 1820.

Folio 11: James Davis, convict, aged 29, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, accident. Taken ill, 25 November 1820. Discharged 10 December 1820.

Folio 12: William Pepper, convict, aged 27, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, colic severe griping in his bowels. Taken ill, 14 December 1820. Discharged 18 December 1820.

Folio 12: Robert Long, convict, aged 48, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, lumbago. Taken ill, 29 December 1820. Discharged 6 January 1821.

Folios 12-13: Peter Richardson, convict, aged 32, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, accident. Taken ill, 2 January 1821. Discharged 31 January 1821.

Folio 13: Thomas Martin, convict, aged 28, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, scorbutus pain and swelling of his left leg. Taken ill, 4 January 1821. Discharged 13 January 1821.

Folio 13: Samuel Goldsmith, convict, aged 19, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, catarrh. Taken ill, 9 January 1821. Discharged 20 January 1821.

Folio 14: Robert Harmer, convict, aged 38, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Taken ill, 10 January 1821. Discharged 16 January 1821.

Folios 14-15: Thomas Myall, convict, aged 23, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, pneumonia. Taken ill, 21 January 1821. Discharged 2 February 1821.

Folio 15: Corporal Collins, corporal, aged 25, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, rheumatism. Taken ill, 5 February 1821. Discharged 10 February 1821 to duty.

Folios 15-16: William Harris, convict, aged 17, taken ill at sea; disease or hurt, catarrh. Taken ill, 8 February 1821. Discharged 12 February 1821.

Folios 16-17: list of medicine formulas mentioned in the journal.

Folios 18-46: Blank.

Folios 47-48: numerical abstract of the medical cases listed in the journal and the surgeon's general remarks.

Date: 1820-1821
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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