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David Geddes
Family Name: Geddes  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: David
DOB
DOD 18 February 1870 
Place of Birth:
Place of Death: London, England 
Age at Death:
School:
University:  
Qualifications: MD Malta 1832
Speciality: Naval surgeon 
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Voyages: "Neptune" from London arr. Sydney 27 September 1839
  • "Palmyra" via Hobart arr. Sydney 15 September 1846
  • "Rajah" dep. Sydney for London 6 October 1846
  • "Cornwall" from England with convicts arr. VDL 11 June 1851
  • HMS "Calliope" from Hobart arr. Sydney 20 July 1851
  • "Moa" cleared to dep. Sydney for Auckland 4 August 1851
  • "Oriental Queen" from London with prisoners arr. Hobart 19 February 1853
  • Came out as: Surgeon on convict ship 
    Date Settled Aus: 1839
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered:
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Sydney, NSW 1839, 1846, 1851 (shipping record)
    Positions Held: Assistant Surgeon RN 1822
  • Surgeon RN 1831
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    Notes: Served in Burmese War (Navy List 1843)
    Acknowledgments:
    References: Bateson C. Convict ships. Glasgow, 1959
  • Navy list 1843 [David Geddes appointed Surgeon 17 May 1831 posted "Belvedera" 8 September 1841]
  • Return of the Number of Passengers, and the Mortality, in Government Emigrant Ships, 1837, 1838, and 1839. ShipsList website. Ships to Australia 1837-9
  • Medical Directory 1859
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Herald 30 September 1839 [Dr. Geddes RN Surgeon Superintendent on "Neptune" from London with immigrants]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 16 September 1846 [Dr. Geddes RN]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 17 October 1846 [Dr. Geddes RN]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 21 July 1851 [Dr. Geddes RN]
  • Shipping intelligence. Sydney Morning Herald 5 August 1851 [Dr. Geddes RN for NZ]
  • Navy. Morning Chronicle (London) 16 August 1852 [Surgeon David Geddes MD appointed "Oriental Queen" convict ship]
  • Shipping intelligence. Courier (Hobart) 21 February 1853
  • Deaths. Morning Post (London) 22 February 1870 [on 18th at Kildare Gardens, Westbourne Park, David Geddes MD RN]
  • Cassar P. Overseas medical graduates. Melita Historica (Malta) 1981 [David Geddes MD (exam.) 1832, served HMS "Belvedere", died 1870]
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