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James (1) Scott
Family Name: Scott  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: James (1)
DOB 1790
DOD 21 July 1837 
Place of Birth: Inchdrewer Castle, Banffshire, Scotland
Place of Death: Hobart, VDL 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: LRCS Ed 1809
MD Ed 1815
Speciality: Naval Surgeon 
Other Occupations: Magistrate
Spouse: Lucy Margaretta Davey m.1821 Hobart
Children: 4 sons, 2 daughters survived him (ADB)
Voyages: "Castle Forbes" from Cork via Sydney arr. Hobart Town 1 March 1820
  • "Eliza" dep. Hobart for Sydney 6 April 1820
  • "Caledonia" from Port Jackson arr. Hobart Town 16 January 1821
  • Came out as: Surgeon on convict ship 
    Date Settled Aus: 1820
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Hobart, VDL 1820 (shipping record)
  • Sydney, NSW 1820 (shipping record)
  • Hobart 1821 onwards (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Surgeon RN
  • Acting Colonial Surgeon, Hobart 1821-1824 (ADB)
  • Colonial Surgeon, Hobart 1824-1835 (ADB)
  • Magistrate, Hobart 1824 (ADB)
  • Publications: Journal in the possession of the Royal Society of Tasmania
    Notes: For his property holdings and community involvement see ADB
  • The qualifications LRCS Ed 1809 and MD Ed 1815 are given in the ADB entry. However he is not listed in the standard List of Graduates in Medicine in the University of Edinburgh 1705-1866
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Rimmer WG. Portrait of a Hospital. Hobart, 1981
  • Historical Records Australia.
  • Bateson C. Convict ships. Glasgow, 1959
  • Crowther WE. Practice and personalities at Hobart Town 1828-1832. Medical Journal of Australia 20 March 1954
  • Ship news. Hobart Town Gazette, and Southern Reporter 4 March 1820 [Dr. Scott RN Surgeon Superintendent on "Castle Forbes"]
  • Dr. J. Scott [advertisement]. Hobart Town Gazette, and Southern Reporter 13 May 1820 [leaving by "Eliza"]
  • Ship news. Hobart Town Gazette 20 January 1821 [James Scott Esq Acting Colonial Surgeon of this settlement]
  • Van Diemen's Land papers. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 12 January 1836 [Dr. Scott will retain the charge of the Colonial Civil Service]
  • Death. Colonial Times (Hobart) 25 July 1837 [Dr. James Scott, Surgeon RN, near 20 years Principal Surgeon VDL]
  • Died. Hobart Town Courier 28 July 1837 [on Friday 21st James Scott Colonial Surgeon]
  • Died. Colonial Times (Hobart) 9 April 1847 [Lucy Margaretta, relict of the late Dr. James Scott]
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