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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
93774 Souter James - 1831 November - Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Medical assistant on Sir Thomas Mitchell's expedition

100329 Souter James Exmouth 1831 1836 16 February - SG
Ticket of leave cancelled for obtaining goods under false pretences

123002 Souter James Exmouth 1831 1851 2 September Balranald GG
Escaped from the Lockup at Balranald with Robert Fraser alias Mackintosh.. Reward offered. Description: about 50 yrs old, 5'10", light hair. Had on at the time of his escape a long brown over coat, tweed vest, and drab cloth trousers; formerly attached to one of Sir Thomas Mitchell's Exploring Parties and latterly practised as a Surgeon at Swan Hill on the Edward River. Both men supposed to have headed for Victoria

164399 Souter James Exmouth 1831 28 July 1831 Sydney AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 697
Age 30. Reads and writes. Surgeon from Perthshire. Tried at Durham Quarter Sessions 12 July 1830 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years for stealing clothes. 6ft 2in Ruddy freckled complexion, brown and bald hair, hazel grey eyes. Perpendicular scar outside left eye

164400 Souter James Exmouth 1831 7 February 1852 Goulburn SMH
Committed for trial for horse stealing

164401 Souter James Exmouth 1831 - Ganymede hulk UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books. Ancestry
Convicted of stealing apparel at Durham on 12 July 1830 and sentenced to 7 years transportation. Admitted to the Ganymede hulk and transferred from there to the convict ship Exmouth on 17 February 1831

164402 Souter James Exmouth 1831 April 1832 - Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
The party was now complete, and I was glad to find that" Dr. Souter," no longer " a new chum," was the best of good fellows with the other men. He had brought a flute, on which he played tolerably well, either after the acquisition of a kangaroo, or when we had good water, or during any very serene evening.

164403 Souter James Exmouth 1831 8 April Namoi River Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
To-day, the river fell another inch, and this failure of the waters, as upon the Nammoy, added much to the irksomeness of the delay, necessary for the completion of a boat. In the present case, however, more than on the Nammoy, the expected arrival of Mr. Finch, and the exhausted state of our cattle, disposed me to give the party some days rest, at so convenient a point, and towards which I had indeed looked forward with this view, in the efforts we made to attain it. The characters of my men were now better known to me, and I could not help feeling some sympathy for "the doctor," as the men called Souter. He was also what they termed "a new chum," or one newly arrived. He left the mess of his fellow prisoners, and cooked and ate by himself. In figure he was the finest specimen of our race in the party, and as lay by his solitary fire, he formed a striking foreground to the desert landscape. In his novitiate he was most willing to do any thing his fellows required, and I felt often disposed to interfere, when I overheard such words as " Doctor! go for a kettle of water, while I light a fire," &c. Worthington, in particular, I overheard, telling him he had been "a swell at home;" but a few days afterwards, the " Doctor" came to me, stating that an immediate operation was necessary to save the life ofWorthington, and demanding the dissecting instruments. On inquiry, I found that this man, alias "Five o'clock," had a slight swelling in the groin, for which the Doctor's intended remedy, as far as I could make out, was an incision in the lower part of the abdomen. I gravely assured "Five o'clock" that if " the Doctor" thought such an operation necessary, it must take place, although I should defer lending him the instruments for a day or two. Thus, I succeeded in establishing the importance of"the Doctor's" position, and we heard no more of his having been " a swell" —or of "the swelling" of Worthington, who, on that pretext, seemed inclined to escape work

164404 Souter James Exmouth 1831 3 January - Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
July 3.—-The repair of the wheel could not be effected before one o'clock. Meanwhile, the Doctor having been to theriver for two buckets of water, was surprised on ascending the bank, by a numerous tribe, armed with spears and bommerengs.' One of the natives, however, stept forward unarmed, between his fellows and the Doctor, and with the aid oftwo others made the tribe fall back. Souter had fortunately bethought him of holding out a twig, as soon as he saw them. These three men accompanied him to the camp, and as they seemed well-disposed, and shewed confidence, I gave the foremost a tomahawk. Two of them were deeply marked with small-pox. On mentioning the "Calare," they immediately pointed towards the Lachlan, this being the well-known native name of that river ; 'but their curiosity was too strongly excited by the novelties before them, to admit of much attention being given to my questions. They remained about half an hour, and then departed; and we soon after proceeded.

164405 Souter James Exmouth 1831 28 January - Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Jan. 28.—Mr. White arrived with the carts and the depot party, including Souter, "the doctor," who had wandered from our camp in search of water on the 21st instant. His story was, that on going about six miles from the camp, he lost his way, and fell in with the blacks, who detained him one day and two nights, but having at length effected his escape, while they were asleep, early on the second morning, he had made the best of his way towards the Gwydir, and thus reached the depot camp.

164406 Souter James Exmouth 1831 22 January - Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Jan. 22.—The non-appearance of Souter occasioned me much uneasiness; fortunately the trees were marked along our line of route, from the river, and it was probable, that he would this morning find the line, and either follow us, or retrace his steps towards the camp on the river. The men, who knew him best, thought he would prefer the latter alternative, as he had been desirous of remaining at the depot. This was likely, however, to occasion some inconvenience to us, as he was a useful hand, and I did not despair, even then, of finding some use for the tea-kettle. Burnett had recovered; the morning was clear, with a pleasant breeze