ˆGALLOWAY, Thomas R.N., *4 September 1801
Thomas Galloway was born c. 1780 in Scotland.
He was appointed to the position of Surgeon in the
Royal Navy on 4 September 1801.
In 1830 he was employed as Surgeon Superintendent
on the convict ship Persian which arrived in Van Diemen's Land
on 7th November 1830 with 197 prisoners.
In 1832 he was Surgeon
Superintendent on the convict ship
which arrived in Sydney on 15 March 1832 with 224
In 1833 he was surgeon on
which arrived in Sydney on 27 June 1833 with
225 prisoners and in 1835
on 1 January 1835 with 252 prisoners
The Susan arrived 7 February 1836 with 294 prisoners was his last
appointment to a convict ship.
All the above voyages brought convicts to the colonies. His
next appointment was to the immigrant vessel Augusta Jessie
which arrived on 11 October 1837 from Portsmouth. Several
children were reported to have died on the voyage.
He was employed as surgeon superintendent on the immigrant
vessel Margaret in which many deaths occurred:
Thomas Galloway was on the list of Retired Surgeons in the
Royal Navy in 1841 and 1846
His wife Elizabeth died at Southsea on May 10 1848.
Thomas Galloway can be found in the 1851 Census. He is 71
years of age and resides at Landport Terrace, Portsea with his
unmarried daughter Anne age 37 and a servant Elizabeth Hoare
age 23. Thomas gives his occupation as retired surgeon R.N.,
place of birth as Scotland. Anne was born at Portsea.
His eldest daughter Ellen married
Lieutenant Smyth Griffiths on 29 March 1834 and daughter
Margaret married surgeon J.O. McWilliam.
Thomas Galloway died on 17th October 1852 at No. 12 Landport terrace,
Southsea - (Morning Chronicle 20 October 1852)
ˆGANNON, John R. N., *6 July 1827
John Gannon was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 7 January 1811.
He was appointed Assistant Surgeon on the
Medina in 1821-22
He was appointed Surgeon to the Castor in 1832......
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the
Asia V to New South Wales in 1837
He was appointed to the
Monarch in 1841, 42 and 43
the Barossa to
Van Diemen's Land in 1844
R.N., * 17 May 1831
David Geddes was promoted from the
position of surgeons' mate to assistant-surgeon in November 1822
David Geddes was on the list of Medical
Officers who had served at War. He served during the Burmese war.
He was employed as Surgeon
Superintendent on the emigrant vessel
Neptune which arrived in Sydney 28 September 1839. Alexander Geddes
arrived as a cabin passenger on this vessel also.
David Geddes was on the List of Surgeons of the
Royal Navy who were fit for service in 1841. He was appointed
Surgeon to the Belvidera in 1842 (Edinburgh Magazine)
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the ship Palmyra
in 1846 (to VDL) and returned to London on the Rajah in
He was appointed Surgeon Superintendent on the
Cornwall in 1850 (68). The
Cornwall arrived in VDL on 11 June 1851.
Superintendent on the Oriental Queen in August 1852 (67).
? same David Geddes
David Geddes was on the List of Surgeons
retired in 1864
John Gibson was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship
Westmoreland to Van Diemen's Land in 1841.
He was on the Navy List of Surgeons
fit for service in 1842.
He was Surgeon Superintendent on the Ratcliffe to Van
Diemen's Land in 1848, and the Scindian to Western
Australia in 1850.
The Scindian departed Portsmouth on 4th March
1850 and arrived in Fremantle 1st June 1850......
He was Surgeon Superintendent on the Minden to Western
Australia in 1851. The Minden departed Plymouth 21st July 1851 and
arrived 14 October 1851
ˆGIBSON, Thomas R.N., *12 April 1833
Thomas Gibson was employed as surgeon superintendent on the Somersetshire
There was a mutiny on board the Somersetshire........
Thomas Gibson was Surgeon Superintendent on the Neptune to Van
Diemen's Land in 1850....Read John Mitchell's account in
Jail Journal or Five Years in British Prisons...........
James Gilchrist was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 7 July
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on
the convict ship Mermaid,
bringing female prisoners to Van Diemen's
Land. He kept a medical journal between 7
January and 4 July 1828
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on
in 1830 and the
Bussorah Merchant in
1831, both to New South Wales.
ˆGOLDNEY, Harry (or Golding)
Harry Goldney was on the List of Medical Officers who had served at
War. He was Assistant-Surgeon of the Glasgow at Navarin.
In September 1828 Assistant-surgeons Harry Goldney, late Glasgow and
George Ellery Forman
late of the Island of Ascension were both appointed to the rank of
In 1834 Harry Goldney was appointed to the Stag. (61) and
in 1841 he was appointed to the Spartan
He was on a statement of
expenses defrayed by the Colonial Agent General in England for his
voyage as surgeon on the immigrant vessel Garrow in March 1839.
(SH 14 June 1841)
In May 1839 in Sydney he was presented to the Governor at a levee held
in Government House to celebrate the Queen's Birthday. (SG 25 May
1839). In July he departed Sydney for London on the barque
Andromache. Other surgeons on this vessel included
Dr. France and
Dr. Osborne (SH 1 July 1839)
He was appointed to the Spartan in 1842 (Edinburgh Magazine)
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship
Adelaide taking prisoners to Bermuda and kept a journal from 3
July 1846 to 2 September 1846.
In March 1849 Harry Goldney was appointed surgeon superintendent on
He died on the voyage to Australia:
The Morning Chronicle reported that the Randolph convict
ship put into Simon's Bay, in the middle of July, for medical
assistance, in consequence of the late surgeon superintendent Mr.
Harry Goldney, having put a period to his existence by jumping
overboard at sea, while labouring under temporary derangement, caused
erysipelas in the head. Mr. (Walter) Lawrance, senior assistant of
the flag ship having been appointed acting surgeon superintendent, the
Randolph proceeded on her destination to Australia. (64)
ˆGOODSIR, Michael * 17 August
Michael Goodsir was appointed assistant surgeon on the Asia in
......and in 1815 was promoted from
assistant-surgeon to surgeon. He
was appointed to the vessel
Atholl in January 1821.
In 1824 he was employed as surgeon superintendent on the
which departed Portsmouth 29 December 1824 and arrived in Port
Jackson 7 May 1825.
He returned to England and was next employed on the convict
Countess of Harcourt which
departed Dublin 14 February 1827 and arrived in Australia 28
He was appointed to the convict ship
which departed London on 14 March 1829 and
arrived in Sydney 9 July 1829. His wife accompanied him on
this voyage. In November 1829 Dr. Goodsir, Mrs Goodsir, Dr.
McTernan, Dr. Love. and Dr. Rutherford returned to London on
the ship Doncaster (66)
The Royal George which departed
Portsmouth on 27 June 1830 and arrived in Hobart on 18 October
1830 was his next appointment. The Royal George
departed Australia for the Isle of France in December with Dr. Goodsir
In October 1838 he arrived from the Cove of Cork as surgeon superintendent of the
immigrant ship Calcutta.(65). The Calcutta
arrived on 15th October 1838.
He was on the List of Surgeons remunerated for services as
Surgeon Superintendents and was paid £200 for his employment
on the immigrant vessel
He embarked on the
Roslin Castle in January 1839 with the intention of
returning to England, however he did not survive the voyage.
The Roslin Castle arrived safely in England and was off
Brighton on 11th June where one of the passengers Rev. Dr.
J.D. Lang disembarked. It was reported in the Sydney
Gazette that Michael Goodsir had died at sea shortly
after rounding Cape Horn, leaving a widow and two children.
ˆGORDON, James A.
James A. Gordon was employed as Surgeon Superintendent
on the convict ship Mount Stewart
Elphinstone in 1845 (VDL)
Peter Gossam was employed as surgeon on the
Admiral Barrington in 1791.
ˆGRAHAM, William *20 May 1811
William Graham was entered in the
Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814
William Graham was employed as Surgeon Superintendent
on the Juliana 1820 (VDL)
William Gray was employed as surgeon on the
Neptune in 1790
ˆGREGOR, William *28 February
William Gregor was entered in the
Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814
William Gregor was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the
convict ship Medina in 1825 (to VDL),
in 1827 and the
The first page of the Surgeon's Journal of the Royal George
has the following note *As this surgeon is in a state of
derangement or imbecility of mind, let this Journal be passed.
The journal was of the Royal George was kept from 15
July 1828 to January 1829.
From the Asiatic Journal May 1830....The Royal
George arrived in England from Mauritius with passengers
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Vicar, Mrs. Cookney, Mrs. Embleton,
Colonel Grant, Major Anderson, Lieut. Stewart, Dr. Gregor and
Messrs Boustead, Ovens and Cookney.