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Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Christopher Sewell:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Christopher Sewell
Age: 23. Birth Year: 1805
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 52
Date taken ill:  9th Dec 1828
Notes; Afflicted with sore mouth and spongey gums, stiffness of the knee joints and various purple spots on the forepart of the Tub?,
Discharged; 10th Dec 1828 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Samuel Muddiman:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Samuel Muddiman
Age: 31. Birth Year: 1797
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 53
Date taken ill:  10th Dec 1828
Notes; Complains of sore mouth and spongy gums with numerous purple spots appearing on various parts of his legs
Discharged; 17th Jan 1828. Sent to Hospital on Shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Knew:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Knew - Continued from Journal No; 1.
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Dysenteria
No of the Case; 23
Date taken ill:  December 18th 1828
Discharged; 17th January 1828 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of David Sawyer:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
David Sawyer
Age: 33. Birth Year: 1795
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 47
Date taken ill:  3rd Dec 1828
Notes; Says for the last day or two has labored under considerable pain and looseness of the bowels
22nd December 1828 - Apparently getting worse ...
Discharged; DIED at 2 am

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Michael Mcauliffe:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Michael McAuliffe
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus & Hydrothorax
No of the Case; 45 & 51
Date taken ill:  2nd December 1828
Notes; This man was afflicted with sore throat 9 days since and discharged from the Hospital. He now applies with sore mouth
30th Dec 1828 - Transferred from the Scorbutic list - complains in addition to his present disease of great pain of the right side extending to the false ribs and back, short and laborious respiration, frequent and violent cough…
Discharged; DIED 6 30 pm

Autopsy conducted

Further Notes; This individual had served a considerable period of time as a soldier on the Coast of Africa which may in some way account for the enlargement of the Hepatic Vi?cus

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Cheeseman:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Cheeseman
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Phlegmon
No of the Case; 44
Date taken ill:  29th Nov. 1828
Notes; Of low make, stout and healthy. Applied with Phlegmonous Swelling on the outer part of the left leg ...
Discharged; 6th December 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Henry (the Younger) Young:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - continued.

Discharged; The scorbutic symptoms evidently getting worse, confined to their bed. 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Isles:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - continued.

Discharged; The scorbutic symptoms evidently getting worse, confined to their bed. 17th Jan 1829. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John (the Younger) Chown:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - No; 2 continued.

Discharged; The scorbutic symptoms evidently getting worse, confined to their bed. 17th Jan 1828. Sent to the Hospital on shore

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Margaret Higham:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Stockport England could read single protestant who has 1 child. Worked as a factory woman. 2nd offence 4’ 10 1/2” Ruddy and freckled complexion brown hair hazel eyes assigned to John Beveridge

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Margaret Higham 38/257 dated 19/2/1838 Allowed to remain in Parramatta as recommended by the Sydney bench.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Dart:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Dart
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 43
Date taken ill:  29th November 1828
Notes; Applied this morning to have his leg ? having been for the most part of the voyage afflicted with and extensive sore of the left leg about 6 inches above the ankle joint ...
Discharged; 18th December 1828

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Lydia Sarah Hart:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Bath England could read and write single protestant. Also a shoe binder, 4’ 9” ruddy fair complexion dark brown hair hazel eyes.

Lydia Hart in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 3/8/1830
Name: Lydia Hart
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1812
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Isabella 1
Spouse Name: Joseph Thomas
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1801
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1818
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 3 Aug 1830
Application Place: Saint John Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - Samuel Marsden Chaplin
He is employed by A Doolan of Parramatta and is described as of good character. The note says he is a dealer in Parramatta and is well able to support a wife. He has a ToL no 28/301 She is described as of good character and permission is given by her master William Harvey

New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) View title info Wed 24 Dec 1834 [Issue No.147]  Page 905
CERTIFICATES OF FREEDOM. Lydia Hart Competitor (2)

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 20/10/1834 cert no 34/1453 Still the wife of Joseph Thomas

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Samuel Heath:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Samuel Heath
Age: 20. Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Pneumonia
No of the Case; 42
Date taken ill:  29th November 1828
Notes; A stout healthy lad, complains of pain of the head and chest and slight shortness of breathing and cough…
Discharged; 30th Dec 1828 - Well

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Brown:

Old Bailey Online

12. THOMAS BROWN and JOSEPH THOMAS were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , from the person of William Whitmore , one pocket-book, value 1s. 6d.; two 5l., two 2l., and three 1l. bank notes , his property.

MR. WILLIAM WHITMORE. On the 18th of November I was in Throgmorton-street , about a quarter after one o’clock in the day, and met the two prisoners - They were coming one way and I the other; they stopped me on the pavement, which is narrow - They would not make way for me; I desired they would let me pass. Brown came round on my right side and the other on my left. As I passed between them I felt Thomas’s hand in my waistcoat pocket. As soon as I got clear of them, I put my hand to my pocket and missed my pocket-book, which contained a 5l., a 2l., and three 1l. notes. I turned round, and saw Thomas a few yards before me; I ran up to him-he took to his heels as hard as he could, and crossed Broad-street - I called out Stop thief! he was stopped; I came up in half a minute - I never lost sight of him. Several people came round him; one of them gave me my pocket-book; the other prisoner was taken and brought up, and the constable took them both. I am positive he is one of them - I saw them both walking together before they came up to me.

CHARLES WOODHALL . I am a bank-porter. I saw the prisoners running, and Mr. Whitmore following them. I saw Thomas drop the pocket-book and run on. When they came to the corner of the street Thomas was stopped. While they were taking him to the Mansion-house, Brown was standing in the street and was secured.

WILLIAM SCOTT. I was in Threadneedle-street about a quarter of an hour before this happened, and saw the prisoners in company together. Brown stepped up to a gentleman, and attempted his pocket, which was rather open-the gentleman turned into a coffee-house. When I returned, I found Thomas in custody, and saw Brown

standing at the corner of Throgmorton-street; I pointed him out, and the officer took him. I am sure he is the boy.
(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS - GUILTY . Aged 16.

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Joseph Thomas:

Old Bailey Online
12. THOMAS BROWN and JOSEPH THOMAS were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , from the person of William Whitmore , one pocket-book, value 1s. 6d.; two 5l., two 2l., and three 1l. bank notes , his property.

MR. WILLIAM WHITMORE. On the 18th of November I was in Throgmorton-street , about a quarter after one o’clock in the day, and met the two prisoners - They were coming one way and I the other; they stopped me on the pavement, which is narrow - They would not make way for me; I desired they would let me pass. Brown came round on my right side and the other on my left. As I passed between them I felt Thomas’s hand in my waistcoat pocket. As soon as I got clear of them, I put my hand to my pocket and missed my pocket-book, which contained a 5l., a 2l., and three 1l. notes. I turned round, and saw Thomas a few yards before me; I ran up to him-he took to his heels as hard as he could, and crossed Broad-street - I called out Stop thief! he was stopped; I came up in half a minute - I never lost sight of him. Several people came round him; one of them gave me my pocket-book; the other prisoner was taken and brought up, and the constable took them both. I am positive he is one of them - I saw them both walking together before they came up to me.

CHARLES WOODHALL . I am a bank-porter. I saw the prisoners running, and Mr. Whitmore following them. I saw Thomas drop the pocket-book and run on. When they came to the corner of the street Thomas was stopped. While they were taking him to the Mansion-house, Brown was standing in the street and was secured.

WILLIAM SCOTT. I was in Threadneedle-street about a quarter of an hour before this happened, and saw the prisoners in company together. Brown stepped up to a gentleman, and attempted his pocket, which was rather open-the gentleman turned into a coffee-house. When I returned, I found Thomas in custody, and saw Brown

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standing at the corner of Throgmorton-street; I pointed him out, and the officer took him. I am sure he is the boy.
(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS - GUILTY . Aged 16.

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Lydia Hart in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 3/8/1830
Name: Lydia Hart
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1812
Age: 18
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Isabella 1
Spouse Name: Joseph Thomas
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1801
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Arrival Year: 1818
Spouse Vessel: Competitor 2
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 3 Aug 1830
Application Place: Saint John Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia - Samuel Marsden Chaplin
He is employed by A Doolan of Parramatta and is described as of good character. The note says he is a dealer in Parramatta and is well able to support a wife. He has a ToL no 28/301 She is described as of good character and permission is given by her master William Harvey

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Chew:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Chew
Age: 43. Birth Year: 1785
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Rheumatismus (Rheumatism)
No of the Case; 41
Date taken ill:  29th Nov 1828
Notes; Of plethoric habit, was attacked last night with acute pain of the left shoulder joint ...
Discharged; 2nd December 1828 -  Well.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Michael Harrison:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Michael Harrison
Age: 23. Birth Year: 1805
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 40
Date taken ill:  29th Nov 1828
Notes; Complains of pain of the head, back and shoulders with cold shivers ...
Discharged; 1st December 1828 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Charles James:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Charles James
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Pneumonia
No of the Case; 39
Date taken ill:  28th Nov 1828
Notes; A short stout lad, complains of headache, pain under the left breast, shortness of breath
Discharged; 30th Nov 1828 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Richard Devenish:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Richard Devonish
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 38
Date taken ill:  24th November 1828
Notes; A stout healthy robust young man. Says that for 2 days post had felt great uneasiness and pain of the forehead with intolerance of light, eyes watery…
Discharged; 27th November 1828 - Well

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John Isles:

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Isles
Age: 20 . Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease;
No of the Case; 37
Date taken ill: 
Date taken ill:  22nd November 1828
Notes; .. cases being the same of John Hortop (No; 32 in Journal)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Henry (the Younger) Young:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Henry Young
Age: 30 . Birth Year: 1798
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease;
No of the Case; 36
Date taken ill:  22nd November 1828
Notes; .. cases being the same of John Hortop No; 32 in Journal)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of John (the Younger) Chown:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 - No; 2
John Chown,
Age: 20 . Birth Year: 1808
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Scorbutus
No of the Case; 35
Date taken ill:  22nd November 1828
Notes; .. cases being the same of John Hortop No; 32 in Journal)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of William Vizard:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856.  No; 2.
William Vizard
Age: 22. Birth Year: 20th November 1828
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris (Fever)
No of the Case; 34
Date taken ill:  20th November 1828
Notes; A stout man of a plethoric habit. Has suffered at repeated intervals during the last 5 months with giddiness and ? of the head
Discharged; 1st December 1828 - Well

Tony Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Eliza Harrison:

Okd Bailey Online

637. ELIZA HARRISON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of January , 2 pillows, value 2s.; 3 pillow-cases, value 3s.; 5 sheets, value 10s.; 14 towels, value 5s; 5 handkerchiefs, value 2s.; 5 night-caps, value 2s.; 1 shirt, value, 1s.; 1 rule, value 6d.; 1 pen-knife, value 6d.; 1 pair of scissors and 1 comb, value 3d. , the goods of Benjamin Smythson .

ELIZABETH SMYTHSON . I am the wife of Benjamin Smythson; he keeps a tavern in Catherine-street . The prisoner lived with me, and left me about a month since - I missed many articles while she was with me, but they were attributed to other persons - we parted on the best of terms - I afterwards missed other things - I knew where she was gone, and I found the articles stated, which are my husband’s, three weeks ago, yesterday, at her lodging in Little James’s-street; I told her, circumstances had arisen which excited my suspicion, and if she had nothing of mine she could not object to let me see her boxes; she was much confused, and said she had not the key; I said I would send for an officer; she then opened a box, where I found a number of articles, and another trunk was full of my property - she wished me to take them, and said, she intended to return them on the morrow.
Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. How long have you kept this tavern? A. About three years; some single gentlemen lodge there - no other persons. We took it of Mr. Ireland; my husband is a theatrical agent, and our house is mostly frequented by theatrical persons; there was a pair of tongs and a shovel found which I said were mine - the prisoner said they were Mr. Ireland’s; I said she might as well say so of all the other articles; she is married, and I have often seen her husband there - he has frequently stopped all night, and gone from the house before we were up; my husband’s name is Benjamin Christian Smythson.

PATRICK MURRAY . I am a patrol. I went to take up the prisoner, and produce part of the property.

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD . I am an officer. I produce part of the property.

GEORGE SMYTHSON . I went with my mother, and we got the prisoner to let us search her boxes; we found this property there.

Prisoner’s Defence. I bought them with my own money.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 could not read or write married protestant. Husband is Joseph Harrison soldier in London. 4’ 11 1/2” dark sallow complexion brown hair and hazel eyes assigned to Eliza Brogan

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) for Eliza Harrison Assigned to John Brogan

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 30/10/1830 for Eliza Harrison given up by her master 1st class factory

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote of Thomas Love:

1828 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Thomas Love
Age: 22. Birth Year: 1806
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Rheumatismus Acutus (Rheumatism)
No of the Case; 33
Date taken ill:  19th November 1828
Notes; A stout and healthy appearance. Complains of inability to use his arms….
Discharged; 27th November 1828 - Gave him a dose of Bark.

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