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Excerpt from the Surgeons Report on the Cornwall.

"TONNAGE: 870. Sailed from Gravesend on 12th. May 1839 and arrived on 1st. September 1839. 112 Days, on board were: 150 Adult Males. 101 Adult Females. Children: 50 Male; 74 Females; Infants 12.
Nine Males & Nine Females died on board. Main afflictions were Fever, Diarrhoea, Scurvy, & with the children Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Bowel (infection) from the irritation of teething. No one was confined to bed during the last 6 weeks – good state of health on arrival. Five children born on board."

Excerpt from the journal of T Hatfull who sailed on the Cornwall.

"The Cornwall East India-man of 873 tons burden Class 1.Q., J. Somes Esq. owner., commanded by J.Cow Esq., left Deptford on Sunday May 5th 1839. towed by two steamboats and passed Greenwich Hospital at 3 o’clock p.m. She arrived at Gravesend at dusk the same evening, the following day the sailors were busy about the ships rigging etc. On Tuesday the 7th she received on board 387 Emigrants, Kentish People, comprising 150 men, 94 women & 143 children under 15 years, bound for Sydney, New South Wales."

Ship Name: England (1)
Rig Type: S.
Built: Chepstow
Build Year: 1814
Size (tons): 425

Voyage Details
Master: John Reay
Surgeon: George Thomson
Sailed: 6 May 1826
From: Downs
Arrived: 18 September 1826
Port: PJ
Route: Direct
Days Travel: 135
Convicts Landed: 148 males & 0 female convicts
Notes:

England was a 425-ton merchant ship built at Chepstow, Wales in 1814. She made two voyages transporting convicts from England to Australia.
Career

Under the command of John Reay and surgeon George Thomson, she left The Downs, England on 6 May 1826, with 148 male convicts and a detachment of the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot. She arrived in Sydney on 18 September 1826 and had no convict deaths en route. England departed Port Jackson in October bound for Canton.

On her second convict voyage under the command of James Blyth and surgeon Thomas Wilson, she left Sheerness, England on 4 April 1832, with 200 male convicts. She arrived in Hobart Town on 18 July 1832 and had two deaths en route.

 

83945 Davis John England 1826 1837 Merton GRC

Aged 28. Ticket of leave holder



Excerpt from the Surgeons Report on the Cornwall

"TONNAGE: 870. Sailed from Gravesend on 12th. May 1839 and arrived on 1st. September 1839. 112 Days, on board were: 150 Adult Males. 101 Adult Females. Children: 50 Male; 74 Females; Infants 12.
Nine Males & Nine Females died on board. Main afflictions were Fever, Diarrhoea, Scurvy, & with the children Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Bowel (infection) from the irritation of teething. No one was confined to bed during the last 6 weeks – good state of health on arrival. Five children born on board."


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