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John Edward Stacy
Family Name: Stacy  Variant Spellings: Stacey 
Given Names: John Edward
DOB 9 June 1799
DOD 13 March 1881 
Place of Birth: Hammersmith, England
Place of Death: Finchley, England 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: MRCS England 1820
FRCS 1870
Other Occupations: Botanist
Spouse: Jane West d.1854 Newcastle, NSW aged 48
Elicia Antonia Beet m.1858 Balmain, NSW
Children: Seven sons and four daughters living when his wife died in 1854 (ADB)
Voyages: "Magnet" from London via Hobart arr. Sydney 25 October 1828
  • "Yarra Yarra" from Sydney arr. Brisbane 2 December 1861
  • "City of Brisbane" from Brisbane arr. Sydney 15 March 1869
  • "Highflyer" dep. Sydney for London 12 March 1872
  • Came out as:  
    Date Settled Aus: 1828
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1839 NSW No. 39
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Finchley, London, England (ADB)
  • Port Stephens, NSW 1828-1836 (ADB, NSW Directory)
  • Sydney, NSW 1838 (ADB)
  • Port Macquarie, NSW 1839-1845, 1847 (Sydney Gazette, ADB)
  • Newcastle, NSW 1846, 1848-1860 (ADB, Medical Directory)
  • Toowoomba, Qld 1861-1868 (Chronicle)
  • Randwick, Sydney, NSW 1869-1872 (Mercury, SMH)
  • England 1872 onwards (ADB)
  • Positions Held: Surgeon , Australian Agricultural Company, Port Stephens 1828-1836 (ADB, NSW Directory)
  • Acted as Colonial Surgeon at Newcastle
  • Publications:
    Notes: In 1839 took up 500 acres at Upper Rowlands Plains near Port Macquarie. Built a comfortable home and started a practice (ADB)
  • Member of Physical Society of Guy's and the Ashmolean Society of Oxford (Medical Directory 1860)
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in August 2005 with information supplied by Gillian Arnot Smith of Qld
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • New South Wales Medical Board. Minutes 4 February 1839 [registration of John Edward Stacey of Port Macquarie admitted MRCS London]
  • New South Wales Medical Board. List of the Legally Qualified Medical Practitioners of the Colony of NSW. Sydney, 1842 [Port Macquarie]
  • Queensland Medical Board. List of medical practitioners. Queensland Government Gazette 4 January 1862 [John Edward Stacey listed]
  • Queensland Medical Board. List of medical practitioners. Queensland Government Gazette 4 January 1876 [John E. Stacey (sic) Toowoomba Cert N. S. Wales]
  • Plarr's lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. RCS website, 2016
  • Medical Directory for New South Wales and Queensland. Sydney : Joseph Cook, 1860 [MRCS 1820 Health Officer, Vaccinator and Surgeon to the Hospital, Newcastle]
  • Census of NSW 1828 [aged 28 came on "Magnet" to AA Company at Port Stephens with wife]
  • Australian Agricultural Company. NSW Calendar and GPO Directory 1832 [J. E. Stacey Surgeon]
  • Ford's Sydney Commercial Directory 1851 [Coroner for Newcastle and Raymond Terrace]
  • Rogers F. Port Macquarie : a history to 1850. Hornsby, NSW, 1982:105 [at Rollands Plains 1839 bred horses to Newcastle 1846]
  • Willetts J. Free settler or felon? Website, 2005
  • Deaths. Maitland Mercury 15 November 1854 [at the military barracks, Newcastle, wife of John Edward Stacey of scarlet fever]
  • Shipping intelligence. Courier (Brisbane) 3 December 1861 [Dr and Mrs Stacy and 2 servants, Miss Stacy, Miss E. Stacy on "Yarra Yarra" from Sydney]
  • Mr Stacy, surgeon [advertisement]. Toowoomba Chronicle 19 December 1861
  • Shipping gazette. Sydney Mail 20 March 1869 [Dr. Stacey, Mrs Stacey, Master Stacey on "City of Brisbane" from Brisbane]
  • Sudden death. Maitland Mercury 19 October 1869 [Dr. Stacey attends victim at Randwick]
  • Auction notice. Sydney Morning Herald 9 February 1872 [household furniture and effects, residence of Dr. Stacey, Randwick]
  • Departures. Sydney Mail 16 March 1872 [Dr and Mrs Stacey and 2 children on "Highflyer" for London]
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