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David Thomson
Family Name: Thomson  Variant Spellings: Thompson 
Given Names: David
DOB 1786 approx.
DOD 4 September 1874 
Place of Birth: Scotland
Place of Death: Guernsey, Channel Islands 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: LRCS 1807
Speciality: Naval Surgeon 
Other Occupations: Pastoralist
Spouse: Married
Voyages: "Eliza" from London arr. Hobart 24 February 1830
  • "Earl of Liverpool" from London arr. Sydney 5 April 1831
  • "Stakesby" from Spithead arr. VDL 4 September 1833
  • "New Grove" from Scilly Isles arr. VDL 27 March 1835
  • "John Barry" from Dundee arr. Sydney 19 July 1837
  • Came out as: Surgeon superintendent 
    Date Settled Aus: 1837
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1848 NSW No.296
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Sydney NSW 1837 (shipping record)
  • Raymond Terrace, NSW 1841 (Guilford)
  • Murrurundi, NSW 1843-1848 (SMH)
  • Sydney, NSW 1848-1850
  • England 1850 (Gibbney and Smith)
  • Guernsey (where died)
  • Positions Held: Surgeon RN 1810 (Navy List 1813)
    Publications: Original correspondence. Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 15 August 1837 [stating Dr. Neale not infected at the quarantine station]
    Notes: All his voyages out to Australia were with convicts, except the last, which was with immigrants
  • Returned to England 1850 - pronounced unfit for sea service. Retired to Guernsey, where he died.
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Medical Board of New South Wales. Minutes 3 October 1848 [registration of David Thomson RN LRCS Ed 19 May 1807]
  • Gibbney HJ, Smith AG. Biographical register 1788-1939. Canberra, 1987 [b. Scotland? 1790 d. Guernsey 4 September 1874, etc]
  • Guilford E. Hunter Valley Directory 1841. Newcastle, 1987
  • Foley JD. In quarantine. Sydney, 1995
  • Donohoe JH. Paracensus of Australia 1788-1828. 4th ed. Sydney, 2004
  • Immigration Report of 1837 for Australia, from British Parliamentary Papers, accessed on a website [letter from David Thomson re "John Barry"]
  • Willetts J. Free settler or felon? Website, 2005 [David Thomson of 'Pentland' Murrurundi]
  • Bateson C. Convict ships. Glasgow, 1959
  • Shipping intelligence. Colonist (Sydney) 20 July 1837 [Dr. Thomson RN Surgeon Superintendent on "John Barry" from Dundee]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Monitor 31 July 1837 [Dr Thomson and Mrs Thomson on "John Barry" from the quarantine ground]
  • Ten pounds reward [advertisement]. Sydney Morning Herald 13 February 1843 [for stolen horse, signed D. Thomson RN Murrurundi]
  • News from the interior. Sydney Morning Herald 11 September 1843 [D. Thomson Esq MD JP at Murrurundi]
  • Colonial Secretary's office. New South Wales Government Gazette 25 May 1847 [David Thomson Esq of Pentland, Murrurundi, appointed a magistrate]
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    last updated 05-02-2019


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