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Henry Kelsall
Family Name: Kelsall  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Henry
DOB 1802
DOD 3 December 1874 
Place of Birth:
Place of Death: Redhill, Surrey, England 
Age at Death: 72
School:
University:  
Qualifications: LSA 1820
MRCS 1822
MD Glasgow 1842
FRCS 1844
Speciality: Naval surgeon
Homeopathy 
Other Occupations: Artist
Spouse:
Children:
Voyages: "Andromeda" from Cork arr. Sydney 17 September 1834
  • "Margaret" from Cork arr. Sydney 30 May 1837
  • "Juliana" wrecked at the Cape 19 December 1838
  • "Mary Hay" from the Cape arr. Sydney 19 May 1839
  • "Waterloo" wrecked at the Cape 28 August 1842
  • "Cape Packet" from the Cape arr. VDL 23 November 1842
  • "Moffatt" from Hobart arr. Sydney 24 December 1842
  • "Kinnear" dep. Sydney for London 10 February 1843
  • "John Calvin" from London via. Norfolk Island arr. Hobart 7 October 1846
  • "Champion of the Seas" from Liverpool arr. Calcutta December 1857 and returned to Liverpool
  • Came out as: Surgeon superintendent Surgeon on convict ship 
    Date Settled Aus:
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1834, 1837, 1839 (shipping record)
  • Hobart Town, VDL 1842, 1846 (shipping record)
  • London, England 1853 (British Medical Directory)
  • Guildford, England 1859 (Medical Register)
  • Exeter, Devon, England 1861, 1863 (Medical Register)
  • Redhill, Surrey, England 1866 (Medical Register)
  • Positions Held: Assistant Surgeon RN 1823
  • Surgeon RN 1827
  • Publications:
    Notes: He was an accomplished artist. His sketchbook from the "John Calvin" is held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • He was on the immigrant ship "Juliana", wrecked at the Cape in December 1838 without loss of life, and proceeded to Sydney on "Mary Hay" (Monitor)
  • He was on the prison ship "Waterloo", wrecked at the Cape in August 1842 and he was saved by a prisoner whose irons he had ordered to be removed (Australian)
  • Acknowledgments:
    References: Bateson C. Convict ships. Glasgow, 1959
  • Walton J. Ships surgeons on convict fleets. Copyright Publishing, 2013
  • Assistant surgeons. Navy List (London) 1827 [Henry Kelsall 3 November 1823]
  • Medical officers. Navy List 1860 [Henry Kelsall MD FRCS, Surgeon 28 December 1827]
  • British Medical Directory 1853 [New Kent Road Surrey]
  • Medical register. General Council of Medical Education and Registration UK, 1866 [registered 1859, Redhill, Surrey, LSA 1820 MRCS 1822 MD Glasgow 1842, FRCS 1844]
  • Bayes W. London and provincial homoeopathic medical directory. London, 1866 [Redhill, Surrey, LSA 1820 MRCSE 1822 MD Glasgow 1842 FRCS 1844]
  • Return of the Number of Passengers, and the Mortality, in Government Emigrant Ships, 1837, 1838, and 1839. ShipsList website. Ships to Australia 1837-9
  • Cohen B.C. History of Medicine in Western Australia. Perth, 1965
  • Fraser R. Champion of the Seas. Glen Waverley, Vic, 1999:251
  • Power D. Plarr's lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Bristol, 1930 [died 3 December 1874 at Red Hill Surrey]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser 18 September 1834 [Henry Kelsall RN Surgeon Superintendent on "Andromeda" from Cork]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Monitor 20 May 1839 [Henry Kelsall, Surgeon Superintendent of the immigrant ship "Juliana", wrecked at the Cape, arrives in "Maria Hay"]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser 21 May 1839 [Kelsall Surgeon Superintendent on "Mary" Hay" from the Cape with immigrants from the "Juliana"]
  • Wreck of the "Waterloo". South African Commercial Advertiser 31 August 1842; 3, 7 and 10 September 1842
  • Awful shipwrecks at Table Bay. Australian (Sydney) 25 November 1842 [Dr. Kelsale (sic) of "Waterloo" saved by a prisoner, survivors proceeding by "Cape Packet"]
  • Ship news. Colonial Times (Hobart) 29 November 1842 [Dr Kelsall Surgeon Superintendent on "Cape Packet" from the Cape]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 26 December 1842 [Dr Kelsall RN on "Moffat" from Hobart Town]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 11 February 1843
  • Shipping intelligence. Colonial Times (Hobart) 9 October 1846 [Dr. Kelsall RN Surgeon Superintendent on "John Calvin" from London via Norfolk Island with prisoners]
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