Catalogue description Folios 5-6: case no 1, Mary Lovett, aged 2, convict's child; taken ill at sea; sick or...

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Folios 5-6: case no 1, Mary Lovett, aged 2, convict's child; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, scrofula with marasmus; put on sick list 4 May 1844, died 2 June 1844.

Folios 7-8: case no 2, Mary Stewart, aged 52, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, rheumatism; put on sick list 6 May 1844, sent 27 August 1844 to Colonial hospital at Hobart Town.

Folios 8-10: case no 3, Ann Grimshaw, aged 32, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, pneumonia; put on sick list 19 May 1844, discharged 10 June 1844 cured.

Folios 10-11: case no 4, Harriet Johnson, aged 35, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, aneurism, very delicate appearance subject for sometime past to palpitation and irregularity in the heart's action the symptoms become more urgent, the countenance is pale and anxious, pulse 98 full and bounding, complains of a sense of oppression in the pit of the stomach and the slightest exertion produces faintness, digestive organs not inmpaired and the bowels regular; put on sick list 1 June 1844, died 24 June 1844 at 2 am.

Folios 11-13: case no 5, Ann Grainger, aged 17, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, enteritis, had been in the enjoyment of good health up to this time until was attacked with severe griping paroxysmal pains about the navel, pulse hard small and incomprehensible, countenance pale and indicating great distress, bowels costive for several days was at once bled to 30 ounces, placed in a warm bath followed by warm formentations and bolus of calomel with ext. hyoscyamus was given, from 17th of June the patient rapidly got better until the 5th of July when she left the hospital and improvidently exposed herself to the cold upon deck she was immediately seized with violent pain about the novel and the disease returned with the greatest severity; put on sick list 15 June 1844, died 4 July 1844 at 11 am.

Folios 13-14: case no 6, Mary Ford, aged 17, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, syphilis et phthisis pulmonalis, was called upon by the patient depression of spirits and the declining state of her general health for she made no complaint and kept out of my way as much as possible, found that she was suffering from secondary syphilis of long standing, which she managed to conceal from the medical men of the prison. She had extensive ulceration about the anus and vagina with a copious foul discharge also suffered from a short cough difficulty of breathing and lightness in the chest which was narrow and contracted, was a weak scrophulas habit and evident of lungs diseased, she was immediately placed in a warm bath, the black wash was ordered for the sores with bule pill, mild expectorants with opium was also prescribed; put on sick list 27 June 1844, died 15 July 1844 at 2 pm.

Folios 14-16: case no 7, Emma Cato, aged 22, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, pneumonia, this woman had been a nurse in the hospital from the time of sailing, she was turned out of that situation for theft and general bad conduct, had been a common prostitute and has therefore led a most depraved life, her temper is violent and unmanageable and since her dismissal from the hospital has given way to its influence, I mention this circumstance as I am persuaded that her present illness has been brought on by it; put on sick list 27 June 1844, discharged 9 July 1844 cured.

Folios 17-18: case no 8, Mary Savage, aged 1 ½, convict's child; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, scrofula with infantile remittent fever, was suffering from tabes mesenterica when brought on board from her appearance I did not expect that she could live any length of time; put on sick list 28 June 1844, died 15 July 1844.

Folios 18-20: case no 9, Ann Heaton, aged 21, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, rheumatismus; put on sick list 17 June 1844, sent 27 August 1844 to Colonial hospital at Van Diemen's Land.

Folios 20-22: case no 10, Mary Connor, aged 40, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, amentia, had been under medical observation all the voyage, she exhibited the greatest silliness of character and was a laughing stock to all the women, she was noisy and troublesome in her mess when she was constantly causing quarrels, 'from what I had observed of this woman, I considered her as a fit subject for a lunatic asylum'; put on sick list 24 August 1844, sent 27 August 1844 to Colonial hospital at Van Diemen's Land, after wards by a board of medical officers to an establishment for the insane.

Folios 22-23: case no 11, Elizabeth Lawrence, aged 20, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, ulcus, of a tall fine woman of rather a full habit, brought up in the country, suffered from slight dyspeptic symptoms; put on sick list 27 August 1844, sent 27 August 1844 to hospital.

Folio 23: nosological return of cases mentioned in the journal.

Folios 24-26: Surgeon's general remarks. The Angelina left Woolwich on 28 April 1844 with 170 female convicts and 18 children on board. Two of the children were in bad health on embarkation, they became subjects of tabes musenterica and died on the voyage. Three deaths amongst the women, one from aneurism which was sudden and unexpected, the second from phthisis brought on by a much neglected syphilitic complaint and the third from enteritis. The surgeon considered the voyage a successful one, in which he stated that those unfortunate women were more manageable than he had calculated upon at sailing.

Date: 1844
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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