ˆNEILL, Alexander R.N., * 27 October 1830
In 1824 the
Caledonian Mercury under the heading of Naval Promotions
and Appointments - Alexander Neill, formerly a Surgeons' Mate,
had been promoted to Assistant Surgeon (59).
Four years later he was serving as assistant surgeon on the
Sybille off the coast of Africa -
"On Thursday the Esk,
Captain Purchas arrived in Portsmouth from the coast of Africa.
The Esk left Sierra Leone on 5th January in company with
the Sybille and the Black Joke. In running down the
Coast, they captured a Spanish slave vessel with 175 negros.
The merchant seamen at Sierra Leone had suffered much from
sickness arising principally from the indiscretion of the Master
actively employing their crew, without the precaution of providing
awnings to the boats in the heat of the day. The Surry of
London had sent sixteen men to the Hospital set up at Sierra
Leone, then under the charge of Mr. Alexander Neill, Assistant
Surgeon of the Sybille, and on investigating the cause of
their illness, Mr. Neill learnt that they had in a short space of
time discharged a large cargo; that they had proceeded up the
River to take in timber many exposed in the upper part of their
bodies to the sun while the lower parts was immersed in water,
whilst others were in the hold stowing away the timber, exposed to
the damp and miasma. Mr. Neill was successful in his mode of
treatment, and had been generally so, having on a former occasion
restored to health, seven out of eight of another vessel's crew..
The North Star and the
Primrose were cruising in the
Bight of Benin."
- Hampshire Telegraph, 3rd May 1828 -
Alexander Neill was promoted to the position
of surgeon on 27 October 1830.
House of Commons Papers 1830.......
Navy List 1834
In 1841 he was on the
List of Surgeons of the Royal Navy who were fit for service
Alexander Neill was employed as surgeon superintendent on the
Eden 1842 (to VDL)
J.P. Niebuhr was employed as surgeon on the
Kitty in 1792
ˆNISBETT, Sir Alexander R.N., 17 August 1815
Alexander Nisbett was entered in the
Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814
Alexander Nisbett (also
sometimes spelt Nesbitt, Nisbet etc ) was employed as surgeon-superintendent on the convict
Earl Grey 1838
In 1829 a Court Case took place in England - DAWSON V.
NESBIT......The plaintiff (Dawson) who had gone out to Sydney as
agent to the Australian Agricultural Company, was coming home to
England by a return convict ship on board of which was also Mr.
Nesbit a superintendent surgeon of convicts. One evening, at tea,
the conversation between these two passengers turned upon the hot
winds which prevail in those latitudes. Mr. Nesbit said they
always blew with great violence. Mr. Dawon obser ved that the hot
winds themselves were not violent, but were generally followed by
squalls. The defendant declared he was satified they blew with
violence, because he knew of boats having been upset by them. The
plaintiff nevertheless maintained his opinion, and said he did not
believe that such was the case, although.......The defendant,
without suffereng him to finish his sentence, struck him a blow on
the nose, which drew blood, asking him at the same time how he
presumed to contradict him? The plaintiff replied, that if he had
not struck him, he was about to have added, "although I known you
would not say so if you did not think it". The defendant then
expressed his regret for the blow he had given him, and invited
the plaintiff to shake hands; which invitation, however, he
declined to accept, and left the ship on the first opportunity, to
return home by one in which he would be relieved from the
company of Mr. Nesbit. Verdict for the plaintiff. Damages
£100..( Times [London, England] 4 Nov. 1829: 4. The Times Digital
Archive. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.)
He was employed as Assistant Commissioner to the
Australian Agricultural Company
in 1830 and was a survivor of the
when she was wrecked in 1825. He sailed for Calcutta on
the Norfolk in October 1825.
He was on the List of
Surgeons of the Royal Navy who were fit for service in 1841, and
was appointed surgeon to the
In the 1851 Census Alexander Nisbet can be found living at
the Greenwich Hospital. He is employed as Deputy Inspector,
unmarried and aged 56. His sister Jane Findlater also resides
there. Also employed at Greenwich Hospital at this time is surgeon
James McTernan and his wife and assistant surgeon
In 1861 he is residing at Her Majesty's Royal Naval hospital, Alverstoke with his wife Lucy and their children Alexander age 4
and Lucy age 3. Alexander is 65 and Lucy 41. Jane Findlater,
unmarried and age 42 still resides with him.
He is listed in the
Medical Register 1865. Residence Royal Hospital, Haslar,
Gosport. Qualifications Lic. Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh
1812. M.D. University Edinburgh 1818.
In June 1873 Alexander Nisbet R.N., and Captain George
Biddlecombe, R.N. were introduced by the Earl of Kimberley, in the
absence of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, and
received the honour of Knighthood. Dailey News 27 June 1873
died at Lee, Kent on 22 June 1874. The Hampshire Advertiser
carried the following notice:
Alexander Nisbet M.D., late Inspector-General of Hospital in the
Royal Navy and an Honorary Physician to the Queen, expired at
Arley Lodge, at Lee, in Kent on the 22nd ult.
estate was valued at (under) £6000
June 20 at Worfield Shropshire, the Rev. W. Kitching of Runnymeade,
Old Windsore and of Tan-yr-Allt, Tremadoc, Carnarvonshire, to Lucy
Susannah Nisbet, widow of Sir Alexander Nisbet, Inspector General,
R.N., and daughter of the late Rev. E.S. Davenport of Davenport. -
Jackson's Oxford Journal 30 June 1877.
Lucy died in 1892.
(An Alexander Noble R.N.
surgeon, died at Edinburgh on
24 November 1810
Alexander Noble was employed as surgeon on the convict ship
Edward Nolloth was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the
convict ships Maria in 1849 (to VDL), the Hempsyke in 1851 and
the Fairlie in 1852 (to VDL)
He was listed
Medical Register 1865 - Staff-Surgeon, Royal Navy.
Qualifications Lic. Soc. Apoth. London. 1835 Extra Lic. 1845, Mem.
1863, Royal College Physicians London, Fellow Royal College
Surgeons Engl 1857.
ˆNOOTT, Isaac R.N., *28 June 1808
Isaac Noott was appointed surgeon in the Royal Navy in
He was employed as surgeon superintendent on two convict ships
to Australia, the Bengal Merchant and the Layton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 8th August 1816 -
Marriage on 30 July 1816 at Plymouth of Isaac Noot Esq. of
Haverfordwest, to Henrietta, daughter of William Gregg Esq. of
Appointed to the Tribune in 1818 -
Appointed to the Revolutionaire in
1819 - (Morning Chronicle 29 January 1819)
Appointed to the Bellette in 1822 - (The
Morning Post 3 October 1822)
Appointed to the Nimrod in 1824 -
(Caledonia Mercury 14 October 1824)
surgeon on the
Alfred in 1831
to the Stag in September 1834 (60)
Isaac Noot's first appointment as surgeon superintendent on a convict ship
was to the
which departed Sheerness 28 March 1838 and arrived in Port Jackson 21st
He departed for London on the Kinnear on 21st August 1838 (SH 22 August
He was next employed as surgeon superintendent on
the Layton which departed Portsmouth
13 July 1839 and arrived in VDL 7 December 1839.
He kept a Medical Journal from 12 June 1839 to 14 December 1839.
He was on a list of Officers and Marines who served on board
Her Majesty's Steam vessel Medea commanded by Frederick Barden
Esq., employed on the coasts of Syria and Egypt in favour of
the cause of his Imperial Majesty the Sultan (Ancestry.com Uk
Medals and Award Rolls 1793 - 1972.
An explosion took place on the Medea on the morning of 20th
November 1840. One man was killed and several others including
Isaac Noot who was in the gun room at the time were seriously
injured.......(The Morning Post 10 December 1840)
In 1841 he was on the list of Surgeons of the Royal Navy who
were fit for service and was appointed to the Royal Sovereign yacht
in that same year.
....Hampshire Telegraph 10 May 1841
Isaac Noott died in 1843 and his obituary appeared in The
Standard on 5th February 1844..... Surgeon Isaac Noott, R.N. (1808), Pembroke
dockyard, was distinguished for his war services; served in
the boats of the Meleagar, at the capture of a privateer off
Cuba (1808); was surgeon of the Tweed at the taking of
Martinique, 1809; and of the Blake, on the coast of Catatonia
in 1812, and the following year. Mr. Noott was one of the
sufferers from the explosion of a shell on board the Medea
steam vessel, off Alexandria, in 1840, having been severely
wounded on that occasion.
Death - Noott - On the 15th inst. at The Uplands, Brading,
Isle of Wight, Edward Gregg Noott, Esq., late Surgeon 2nd
(Queen's Royal) Regiment, and youngest son of the late Isaac
Noott Esq., Surgeon Royal Navy, aged 35. Hampshire Telegraph
21 December 1867
In 1852 Charles K. Nutt of the
Hotspur, 44, tender, was appointed Surgeon to the
Excellent, gunnery ship at Portsmouth but stationed at
Devonport for gunnery practice at that port
He was employed as
Surgeon Superintendent on the female convict ship Lloyds
and kept a journal between 19th July and 12 November 1845.
He was employed as
Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship Anna Maria in 1852 (to VDL)
Charles Kevern Nutt was on the
Navy List of 1864 of Retired Deputy Inspectors General
of Hospitals and Fleets. (3 September 1864)
He is listed in the
Medical Register 1865. Residence 7 St. Helier's park crescent,
New Southsea near Portsmouth, Hants. Qualifications - Member Royal
College Surgeons Eng. 1826. Lic. Soc. Apoth. London 1826.