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John Stewart
Family Name: Stewart  Variant Spellings: Stuart 
Given Names: John
DOD 1854 
Place of Birth:
Place of Death: Simon's Town, South Africa 
Age at Death:
Qualifications: LFPSG 1839
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Helena Poynz m.1844 Morpeth NSW
Children: Son b. 1844 Morpeth NSW
Daughter b. 1846 Newcastle NSW
Voyages: "William Abrams" from Greenock arr. Melbourne 26 July 1841
  • "William Abrams" from Melbourne arr. Sydney 4 Sep 1841
  • Came out as: Surgeon Superintendent 
    Date Settled Aus: 1841
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1841 NSW No.193
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Dunblane, Scotland
  • Melbourne, Vic 1841 (shipping record, PP Gazette)
  • Sydney, NSW 1841-1843 (Medical register)
  • Morpeth, NSW 1844-1845 (Maitland Mercury)
  • Newcastle, NSW 1846 (SMH)
  • Simon's Town, South Africa 1849 (Advertiser)
  • Positions Held: Surgeon to the Benevolent Asylum, Newcastle (Advertiser)
  • Health Officer, Simonís Town 1849 (Advertiser)
  • Publications:
    Notes: He was a brother of Dr. Cornelius Stewart (qv) and Dr. Gordon Stewart of Capetown. Their father was Dr. Cornelius Stewart of Dunblane, Scotland
  • There is uncertainty over the date of his qualification. There is no John Stewart on the Glasgow Faculty lists for 1839, which is the date according to the NSW Medical Register
  • However there is a John Stewart of Dunblane on the Glasgow Faculty lists for 1829
  • Gave lectures on Physiology at Sydney School of Arts in 1841 and at Maitland Mechanics Institute 1845
  • He was seeking two young men as boarders soon after his marriage (Maitland Mercury 17 February 1844)
  • From 1852-1862 the published lists of the NSW Medical Board have him as John Stuart, Maitland, reverting to John Stewart, Maitland, from 1863-1864 and then John Stewart with no address until 1885!
  • He probably left Australia in 1848 or 1849
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in April 2008 with information supplied by Helen Robinson of Mount Waverley, Vic
    References: New South Wales Medical Board. Minutes 4 October 1841 [John Stewart registered no.193 LFPSG 22 August 1839]
  • New South Wales Medical Board. List of legally qualified medical practitioners. Sydney, 1842 [John Stewart, Elizabeth Street Sydney]
  • Curious Fox family history website 2016 [posting about descendants of Dr. Cornelius Stewart (1775-1855) of Dunblane, incl. John b. there 1810 d. Simonstown South Africa 1854]
  • Hughes IA Passengers to Port Phillip from Scotland, 1839-51. Northcote, Vic, 1980
  • Immigration Office, Melbourne Return 8 June 1852 [J. Stuart (sic) surgeon superintendent on "William Abrahams" (sic) from Greenock arrived 26 July 1841]
  • Dr. John Stewart [advertisement]. Port Phillip Gazette 31 July 1841 [just arrived per "William Abrams" will deliver a course of lectures on phrenology]
  • Shipping intelligence. Australasian Chronicle (Sydney) 5 August 1841 [arrival of the "William Abrams" (sic) from Greenock]
  • Shipping intelligence. Australian (Sydney) 7 September 1841 [arrival of "William Abrams" (sic) from Port Phillip]
  • Lecture on physiology. Sydney Herald 12 November 1841
  • Mr John Stewart surgeon [advertisement]. Sydney Herald 20 November 1841 [commencing practice in Sydney]
  • Married. Maitland Mercury 27 January 1844 [Surgeon John Stewart son of Dr. Cornelius Stewart, Dunblane, Scotland, to Helena Poyntz]
  • Card [advertisement]. Maitland Mercury 17 February 1844 [Mr. John Stewart, Surgeon, Morpeth, looking for boarders]
  • Family notices. Maitland Mercury 4 January 1845 [at Morpeth, on the 23rd December, Mrs. Dr. John Stewart, of a son]
  • Family notices. Sydney Morning Herald 6 April 1846 [at Newcastle, on the 1st April, Mrs. Dr. John Stewart, of a daughter]
  • Deaths. Maitland Mercury 11 October 1848 [on 7th October Ellen Amelia only daughter of John Stewart Esq MD late of Newcastle]
  • Died. South African Commercial Advertiser 21 April 1849 [at Sydney, NSW Ellen Amelia aged 2 yrs 7 months, daughter of Dr. John Stewart (lately Surgeon to the Benevolent Asylum of Newcastle NSW), Health Officer, Simonís Town]
  • Deaths. Sydney Morning Herald 13 April 1869 [at Newcastle, James Stanley Stewart, son of the late Dr. John Stewart of Dunblane, Scotland in his 25th year][is this the son born 1844?]
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