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Henry Ryan R.N.

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Last Updated 11 May 2020

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 20 September 1811

Henry Ryan was entered in the Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814.

He was employed as Surgeon-Superintendent three convict ship voyages to Australia:

1). Tyne to NSW in 1819. After the voyage of the Tyne he returned to England on the Shipley in April 1819. Seven other naval surgeons returned on the same vessel - Robert Espie, Andrew Smith, William Hamilton, Thomas Roylance, Morgan Price, John Johnston and John Whitmarsh . [1]

2). Shipley to NSW in 1820

3). Claudine to VDL in 1821


[1] New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825. Copies of Letters sent within the Colony (Ancestry)



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