Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nevins on sick list during voyage out on the Fairlie 1852

FAIRLIE 1852 Sick Lists
JOHN NEVIN  Military Service



Photographs of John Nevin (1808-1887)
On the left, taken in 1873 and on the right, taken in 1879.
Copyright © KLW NFC Imprint Private Collections 2003


John Nevin snr was born at Grey Abbey, County Down near Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1808. He served in the Imperial Army from 1825 to 1841. In 1837-1838 he fought the French with the Royal Scots 1st Foot Regiment at the Canadian Rebellions. When discharged in 1841, he married and settled into a life of teaching and journalism. His first son Thomas James Nevin was born in 1842.  A decade later he embarked on the voyage to Australia with his wife Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson and four children, all under 12 yrs of age, aboard the convict transport, the Fairlie, arriving in Tasmania in July 1852.



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John Nevin; Military Service
NEVIN John 1808 Grey Abbey, Down WO97 Chelsea
Reference: WO 97/233/82
Description: JOHN NEVIN
Born GREY ABBEY, Down
Served in 1st Foot Regiment
Discharged aged 32Date: 1825-1841
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record

See the full 12 pages of John Nevin's military service here.

Departure 1852
The convict transport the Fairlie sailed from Plymouth on March 11, 1852 with a total of 292 male adult prisoners and 32 Parkhurst boys and arrived in Hobart on July 3, 1852. The contract was signed on 18th February 1852 to transport 294 convicts.

All named convicts documentation is held at the National Archives, Kew, UK :
Treasury Solicitor: General Series Papers TS 18/494 Transportation of 294 named male convicts from Great Britain (Plymouth) to Van Diemen's Land by the convict ship Fairlie: contract dated 18th February 1852 . Transportation of 294 named male convicts from Great Britain (Plymouth) to Van Diemen's Land Date: 1852.
Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives.





Source: State Library of Tasmania
Series Number MB2/39
Title:REPORTS OF SHIPS' ARRIVALS WITH LISTS OF PASSENGERS
Start Date 24 Mar 1828
End Date 31 Dec 1970


Guard and pensioners with families numbered 24 women and 47 children, under the supervision of Supt. Meagher for the 99th Regiment. Several crew were accompanied by family members. On board was the entire family of young Thomas James Nevin, then aged 10 yrs. His father, John Nevin, pensioner guard (1808-87) and former soldier in the Royal Scots 1st Regiment, with service in Canada during the 1837 Rebellions, worked the family's passage. He was accompanied by his wife Mary Nevin (1810-75) and their four children:

Thomas James Nevin: (1842-1923) died at age 80
Mary Ann Nevin: (1844-1878) died at age 34
Rebecca Jane Nevin (1847-1865) died at age 18
William John Nevin (1852-1891) died at age 39

The Fairlie prepared for departure from the UK from the Isle of Wight on March 2, 1852, embarking convicts and juvenile exiles from the Parkhurst Prison. While conditions on board must have been rudimentary for women and children accompanying a crew member, for a mother and baby it must have been a floating hell.

Mary Nevin, mother of Thomas

Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson, photo by Thomas J. Nevin of his mother before her death in 1875
Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection ARR


The medical officer for the voyage which began on March 2-11, 1852 recorded that prior to departure, on February 28th, both John Nevin and his wife Mary suffered diarrhoea, and were discharged from the list on the day of departure. Mary (Anne) Nevin, aged 5 yrs, was put on the sick list on the 23rd April. Her mother Mary Nevin (aged 40 [sic]), joined her daughter on the sick list a day later, on the 24th April. Both were listed in the "QUALITY" column with their status: child of guard and wife of guard.

Nevins on sick list Fairlie 1852

Mary Nevin, aged 5, child of guard; Mary Nevin, aged 40, wife of guard.

Nevin on sick list Fairlie 1852

William Nevin, aged 6 months, child of guard

Reference: ADM 101/27/2
Medical journal of convict ship Fairlie .
Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals Convict Ships etc. Date: 1852. Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives [UK]

On the 2nd June, the babe in arms, William Nevin, aged 6 months, was also put on the sick list, "QUALITY" also listed as child of guard. As the sick lists indicate, they were named in the company of other wives and children of guards, and of convicts of all ages.

Mary Anne Nevin sister of Thomas Nevin 1870s

Mary Anne Nevin, photographed by her brother Thomas J. Nevin, 1870s, was the 5 year-old member of the Nevin family on the Fairlie sick list.  From © KLW NFC Private Collections ARR. Watermarked

Folio 2: John Nevin, aged 43, Private of pensioners; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 February 1852, discharged 2 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of pensioners;

Folio 2: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of pensioners; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 14 March 1852, discharged 25 March 1852 to duty.

Folio 4: Mary Nevin, aged 5, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 23 April 1852, discharged 30 April 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 24 April 1852, discharged 14 May 1852 to duty.

Folio 5: William Nevin, aged 6 months, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, convulsio; put on sick list 2 June 1852, discharged 9 June 1852 to duty.

Absent from the sick lists were Thomas, and his sister Rebecca Jane. Whatever ailments they endured on the voyage apparently left few permanent effects on Thomas and his father: Thomas James Nevin (photographer) lived to the age of 81 yrs (d. 1923). His father John also lived to the age of 80, and remarried at the age of 71 to a 46 year old widow, Martha Salter nee Genge, soon after the death of his wife and mother of his children, Mary (1810-1875), who lived just 65 years. However, the two sisters did not survive to the 20th century: Rebecca died in 1865, aged 18 years at Kangaroo Valley; Mary Anne died in Victoria, aged 34 yrs shortly after her marriage in 1877, and younger brother Jack (William John) died in 1891, aged 39 yrs. Jack joined the H.M. Prison administration at the Hobart Gaol while still in his teens,and remained there until his untimely death, assisting his brother Thomas there as the official photographer supplying convicts' identification cartes for the Municipal Police Office and Prisons Department. Jack was variously enrolled as an elector with the name (Constable) John Nevin and William John Nevin, not to be confused with Thomas Nevin's son, William John Nevin, born in 1878, who died in 1927 in a horse and cart accident.

Although just a ten year old boy in 1852, Thomas Nevin saw first hand the conditions of convict transportation. Many of the males in these sick lists who were Parkhurst boys or young adults in 1852 would become habitual criminals with offences to their name well into their fifties. Familiarity at this young age with these offenders gave Thomas Nevin a distinct advantage when he was commissioned in the 1870s - while stiil a commercial photographer - to provide the Tasmanian police and prison authorities with prisoner ID photographs.

The Complete Sick List: Fairlie 1852
Convicts, crew and crew members' families were listed during the voyage from Plymouth to Hobart, departing March 2-11, arriving July 3, 1852:

Reference:ADM 101/27/2
Description:
Medical journal of the Fairlie, convict ship, for 8 February to 12 July 1852 by Edward Nolloth, Surgeon Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a passage from England to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land. (Described at item level).
Date: 1852
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
  • Reference:ADM 101/27/2/1
  • Description:
    Folios 1-7: Copy of daily sick list, (names and details follow):
    Folio 2: Henry South, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, phthisis pulmonalis; put on sick list 28 February 1852, discharged 6 April 1852 to duty. Folio 2: John Nevin, aged 43, Private of pensioners; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 February 1852, discharged 2 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of pensioners; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 February 1852, discharged 2 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Johanna Ryan, aged 24, Wife of pensioners; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 14 March 1852, discharged 25 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of pensioners; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 14 March 1852, discharged 25 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: George Nutt, aged 17, Convict; sick or hurt, obstipatio; put on sick list 15 March 1852, discharged 18 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: John Jones, aged 27, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 16 March 1852, discharged 23 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: James King, aged 27, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 16 March 1852, discharged 23 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Henry Parker, aged 22, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 16 March 1852, discharged 23 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Benjamin Cutler, aged 29, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 17 March 1852, discharged 23 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: John Stevens, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 19 March 1852, discharged 29 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Michael Hogan, aged 30, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 19 March 1852, discharged 24 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: William Dakin, aged 38, Convict; sick or hurt, febricular; put on sick list 20 March 1852, discharged 24 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: John Westerman, aged 21, Convict; sick or hurt, dyspepsia; put on sick list 20 March 1852, discharged 24 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: George Jones, aged 31, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 20 March 1852, discharged 28 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: John Farmer, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list 20 March 1852, discharged 23 March 1852 to duty. Folio 2: Stephen Wright, aged 34, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 21 March 1852, discharged 30 March 1852 to duty.
    Folio 3: Richard Evans, aged 43, Convict; sick or hurt, bronchitis; put on sick list 21 March 1852, discharged 5 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Samuel Dunford, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, cephalalgia; put on sick list 21 March 1852, discharged 25 March 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Thomas Thompson, aged 33, Convict; sick or hurt, sea sickness; put on sick list 21 March 1852, discharged 28 March 1852 to duty. Folio 3: William Hall, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 24 March 1852, discharged 31 March 1852 to duty. Folio 3: William Bycott, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, dibilitas; put on sick list 28 March 1852, discharged 11 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: James Molloy, aged 39, Corporal of Guard; sick or hurt, chronic hepatitis; put on sick list 3 April 1852, discharged 20 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Neil [McCreaig?], aged 30, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 7 April 1852, discharged 18 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: John Bramhall, aged 46, Convict; sick or hurt, pericarditis; put on sick list 12 April 1852, died 3 May 1852 at 12.30  pm. Folio 3: John Carpenter, aged 29, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 12 April 1852, discharged 18 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Jobson Bingley, aged 26, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 13 April 1852, discharged 24 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: James Grimes, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 15 April 1852, discharged 26 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Mary Penny, aged 39, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, dysenteria; put on sick list 16 April 1852, discharged 2 May 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Charles Maynard, aged 54, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 16 April 1852, discharged 24 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Joseph Lee, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 17 April 1852, discharged 26 April 1852 to duty. Folio 3: James Beverage, aged 23, Convict; sick or hurt, sunochus; put on sick list 21 April 1852, discharged 9 May 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Richard Evans, aged 43, Convict; sick or hurt, bronchitis; put on sick list 22 April 1852, discharged 28 June 1852 to duty. Folio 3: Peter Smith, aged 1 year 6 months, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, convulsio; put on sick list 22 April 1852, discharged 30 April 1852 to duty.
    Folio 4: Benjamin Franklin, aged 36, Convict; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 23 April 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Folio 4Mary Nevin, aged 5, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 23 April 1852, discharged 30 April 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Mary Nevin, aged 40, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 24 April 1852, discharged 14 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Robert Campbell, aged 33, Convict; sick or hurt, pneumonia; put on sick list 25 April 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Folio 4: James Simpson, aged 19, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 25 April 1852, discharged 6 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Charles Witchell, aged 30, Convict; sick or hurt, chronic diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 April 1852, discharged 8 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Robert Ryan, aged 45, Convict; sick or hurt, chronic diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 April 1852, discharged 12 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Edward Jones, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 1 May 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Folio 4: Samuel Sheepwash, aged 16, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 3 May 1852, discharged 11 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: William Brown, aged 38, Convict; sick or hurt, bronchitis; put on sick list 7 May 1852, discharged 20 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Thomas Ryan, aged 45, Pensioner Guard; sick or hurt, pleuritis; put on sick list 8 May 1852, discharged 19 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Peter Fitzpatrick, aged 45, Pensioner  Guard; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 8 May 1852, discharged 20 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Patrick Forley, aged 45, Pensioner Guard; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 8 May 1852, discharged 18 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Angus McKechnie, aged 36, Pensioner Guard; sick or hurt, rheumatismus; put on sick list 8 May 1852, discharged 28 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Bridget Philbin, aged 30, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, parturitio; put on sick list 8 May 1852, discharged 23 May 1852 to duty.
  • Date: 1852
  • Held by: The National Archives, Kew
  • Reference:ADM 101/27/2/2
  • Description:
    Folios 1-7: Copy of daily sick list, (names and details follow) - continued:
    Folio 4: Joseph J Clafton, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 14 May 1852, discharged 22 May 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Thomas Isherwood, aged 34, Convict; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list 20 May 1852, discharged 3 June 1852 to duty. Folio 4: Joseph Warner, aged 37, Convict; sick or hurt, pleuritis; put on sick list 17 May 1852, died 23 May 1852 at 11.30 pm. Folio 4: John McCue, aged 23, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 17 May 1852, discharged 31 May 1852 to duty.
    Folio 5: James Ridley, aged 53, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 22 May 1852, discharged 2 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: James Easterby, aged 37, Convict; sick or hurt, enteritis; put on sick list 23 May 1852, discharged 10 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Henry Ridewood, aged 45, Convict; sick or hurt, bronchitis; put on sick list 24 May 1852, discharged 29 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Martin, aged 21, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 25 May 1852, discharged 3 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Campion, aged 29, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea;  put on sick list 27 May 1852, discharged 6 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: George Brown, aged 23, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 27 May 1852, discharged 1 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: James Beverage, aged 23, Convict; sick or hurt, dyspepsia; put on sick list 28 May 1852, discharged 13 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Daniel Bly, aged 39, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 28 May 1852, discharged 6 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Samuel Sheepwash, aged 17, Convict; sick or hurt, fibricula; put on sick list 30 May 1852, discharged 5 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Brown, aged 18, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 30 May 1852, discharged 12 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Robertson, aged 19, Convict; sick or hurt, otitis; put on sick list 1 June 1852, discharged 10 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Hugh Collins, aged 16, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 1 June 1852, discharged 12 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: John Carter, aged 16, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 2 June 1852, discharged 10 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: John Harrison, aged 19, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 2 June 1852, discharged 10 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Nevin, aged 6 months, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, convulsio; put on sick list 2 June 1852, discharged 9 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Mary Molloy, aged 1 year 6 months, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 2 June 1852, discharged 9 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: William Mooney, aged 9, Child of Guard; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 3 June 1852, discharged 20 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: Jennet McKechnie, aged 36, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, pleuritis; put on sick list 3 June 1852, discharged 21 June 1852 to duty. Folio 5: John Salmon, aged 22, Convict; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 5 June 1852, discharged 16 June 1852 to duty.
    Folio 6: Daniel Bly, aged 39, Convict; sick or hurt, ophthalmia; put on sick list 5 June 1852, discharged 20 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: William Dakin, aged 38, Convict; sick or hurt, dyspepsia; put on sick list 5 June 1852, discharged 19 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: William Green, aged 28, Convict; sick or hurt, pleuritis; put on sick list 6 June 1852, discharged 24 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6:  James Pettitt, aged 28, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 6 June 1852, discharged 16 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: John Farmer, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, cynanche tonsillaris; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 28 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: James King, aged 29, Convict; sick or hurt, cynanche tonsillaris; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 18 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: James Jones, aged 42, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 20 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: James Dunford, aged 22, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 25 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: George Brandy, aged 37, Convict; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 29 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: William Williamson, aged 33, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 18 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: John Edwards, aged 19, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 17 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: John Jones, aged 25, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 26 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: Johanna Ryan, aged 24, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, parturitio; put on sick list 9 June 1852, discharged 23 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: William Johnson, aged 27, Convict; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list 15 June 1852, discharged 24 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: Richard Walker, aged 20, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 16 June 1852, discharged 30 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: John Salmon, aged 22, Convict; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 19 June 1852, discharged 1 July 1852 to duty. Folio 6: Anne Kennedy, aged 40, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 19 June 1852, discharged 30 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: Mary Torley, aged 38, Wife of Guard; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 20 June 1852, discharged 28 June 1852 to duty. Folio 6: George Jones, aged 21, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 25 June 1852, discharged 3 July 1852 to duty. Folio 6: Daniel Bly, aged 39, Convict; sick or hurt, scorbutus; put on sick list 6 July 1852, sent 7  July 1852 to Hospital.
    Folio 7: Henry Holden, aged 24, Convict; sick or hurt, burn; put on sick list 1 July 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Folio 7: James Beverage, aged 23, Convict; sick or hurt, catarrhus; put on sick list 2 July 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Folio 7: William Brown, aged 18, Convict; sick or hurt, burn; put on sick list 2 July 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Hospital. Signed: Edward Nolloth, Surgeon Superintendent. Folio 8: Blank.
  • Date: 1852
  • Held by: The National Archives, Kew
  • Reference:ADM 101/27/2/3
  • Description:
    Folios 9-11: case no 1, Henry South, aged 24, Convict; taken ill on passage from Thames to Portsmouth; sick or hurt, phthisis pulmonalis, of very delicate appearance and had several severe pulmonary attacks, complained of great pain in the chest, particularly on the left side increased on taking a deep breath; put on sick list 28 February 1852, discharged 6 June 1852 to duty.
    Folios 11-12: case no 2, Richard Evans, aged 43, Convict; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, bronchitis, violent attack of cough with copious expectoration of fluid and soreness of chest; put on sick list 21 March 1852, discharged 5 April 1852 from the sick list.
    Folios 12-14: case no 3, James Molloy, aged 39, Corporal of the Guard; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, chronic hepatitis, of a very gross habit of body, had been much in hot climates and laboured under hepatitis, had also at various time on the sick list with palpitation of the heart. He had a bloated, unhealthy appearance & there was oedema of the eyelids; put on sick list 3 April 1852, discharged 20 April 1852 to duty.
    Folios 14-17: case no 4, John Bramhall, aged 46, Convict; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, chronic pericarditis, was of an exceedingly nervous temperament, first complained of being unwell but was not placed on the sick list until 12 April. He was subject to quartidian ague at several periods of his life, had a regular paroxysm of intermittent fever; put on sick list 11 March 1852, died 3 May 1852 at 12.30 pm.
    Folios 17-19: case no 5, Ellen Penny, aged 39, Wife of Guard; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, dysenteria, very thin and debilitated – had several previous attacks of dysentery several years since, and was also subjected to most violent paroxysm of cough; put on sick list 16 April 1852, recovered 2 May 1852 and was put on her own rations.
    Folios 19-21: case no 6, Robert Campbell, aged 33, Convict; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, pneumonia, was ill for some days – he slept close to the main hatchway and weather was intensely hot for several nights and he slept without his flannel waistcoat. According to the Surgeon at first he appeared to has symptoms of ordinary catarrh, no pain of chest or hurried respiration; put on sick list 25 April 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Colonial Hospital at Hobart Town.
    Folios 21-22: case no 7, Edward Jones, aged 24, Convict; taken ill at Sea; sick or hurt, ophthalmia, of a sickly appearance & 15 months since lost the sight of his right eye, 6 weeks from the first attacked of the disease, now complained of more or less pain of the left eye; put on sick list 1 May 1852, sent 5 July 1852 to Colonial Hospital at Hobart Town.
  • Date: 1852
  • Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Arrival 1852
Excerpts from correspondence:









Sourced at Google Books:
THE SESSIONAL PAPERS PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS,
OR PRESENTED BY ROYAL COMMAND, IN THE Session 1852-3, (16 & 17 VICTORIAE,) 

ARRANGED IN VOLUMES. ARCHIVES OFFICE of TASMANIA

Convicts Record Books
The Archives Office of Tasmania has digitised the complete record of convicts travelling on the Fairlie 1852.

Fairlie convicts 1852

Fairlie convicts 1852

Cover and page 2
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF CONVICTS RECORD BOOK, 
FAIRLIE 1852 Ref: Item: CON33-1-107

One of the convicts listed above, Danie Bly, a shepherd, was hospitalised on July 7th soon after arriving in Hobart, and died at the hospital on October 12th, 1852, aged just 39 years old. He was convicted of stealing 8 sheep skins (7 years) , housebreaking (6 months) and assault (3 months), and had already served more than three years at Stirling Castle. He was tried in 1847, and transported for 14 years.

Daniel Bly Fairlie 1852

Page 29 of the Fairlie 1852 convict record for Daniel Bly, Archives Office of Tasmania

Prisoners photographed by T. J. Nevin
This prisoner George Nutt aka White, was transported as a Parkhurst boy per Fairlie in 1852. In 1874 he was photographed by Thomas J. Nevin at the Hobart Gaol. He was one of hundreds of prisoners photographed by Thomas Nevin between 1872 and 1884 for the colonial government.





Registration Number: QVM: 1985:P :0070 at the QVMAG and AOT: PH30/1/3222
George Nutt alias White convict transported per Fairlie 1852
Photo taken at Port Arthur by Thomas Nevin 1874

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