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George Dudfield, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
19th April, 1825
14th September, 1825
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 272
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 wrote:
National Archives. ADM 101/52/7
Medical journal of the Medina, convict ship from 15 March 1825 to 16 September 1825 by William Gergor, surgeon and superintendent, on her passage from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folio 3: remarks for April 1825; no other cases of sickness occurred during the month of March. On the morning of the 5th April the ship arrived at Sheerness and on the 6th were embarked 82 men and 28 boys from the Retribution and Bellerophon hulks stationed at that place, the rest of our complement 70 male convicts from the Dolphin being at Chatham did not arrive until the morning of the 9th when our number was completed to 180. From the period of this embarkation to the end of April the prisoners generally enjoyed good health, no disease occurring except those of a trifling description such as slight attacks of rheumatism, colds and sore throats the latter speedily removed by the spirit gagle. Signed W.G.
Folios 11-13: George Dudfield, convict; disease or hurt, florid complexion, middle age and plethoric habit of body complained of pain in the region of the kidneys with frequent calls to make water which he void in small quantities. Taken ill on 1 August 1825, sent 13 September 1825 to hospital at Van Dieman’s Land.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th May, 2021 wrote:
1825 - UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Surgeon; William Gregor
Ship; Medina - 15 March 1825 - 16 Sept 1826
Name; George Dutfield
Surgeon’s Notes; Of a florid complexion, middle aged, complains of pain in the region of the kidneys
Discharged; SENT TO THE HOSPITAL
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters,
No; 382. Assigned; Prisoners Barracks
1830 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters,
No; 382. Assigned; Field Police
1832 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters,
No; 382. Conditional Pardon - 24 Feb 1832
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 made the following changes: