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William Hutchinson Bulkeley Jones R.N.,
Convict Ship Surgeon Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 20 October 1837

William Hutchinson Bulkeley Jones was awarded his Medical Degree from Glasgow University in 1826. He joined the Navy on 20 October 1837 [1]


William Hutchinson Bulkeley Jones was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on three convict ships to Australia:

Elphinstone to Van Diemen's Land in 1842

Marion in 1844 also to Van Diemen's Land

Bangalore to Moreton Bay in 1850

Aurora to Van Diemen's Land in 1851

His signature on all four Medical Journals is written in a similar style - W.B. Jones, M.D., Surgeon Superintendent


He died at Prince Town in the County of Devon on 14 April 1860. His Will was proved on the oath of Ann Jones, of Champion grove Camberwell, Co. Surrey, widow and relict.[2]


1) University of Glasgow

2) Pitt-Rivers Museum


[1] The Navy List

[2] England and Wales, National Probate CalendarPrincipal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England