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Title Journal of the Ironside Convict Ship
Author Jack, John
Date 29 Jul-10 Sep 1862
Document Type Shipping Papers
Reference MT 32/4
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Admiralty Transport Department, Surgeon Superintendents' Journals of Convict Ships
Description Journal written by the Surgeon Superintendent detailing the daily life on board the convict ship Ironside. John Jack makes frequent references to complaints from the prisoners over poorly cooked rations and confinement. The journal includes a list of convicts on board with their age, place of birth and schooling.
Series Description This series consists of journals of Surgeon Superintendents in charge of convicts, containing rules and regulations, lists of names, details of diet and medical reports.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Gibraltar
Ports Deptford, Chatham, Portsmouth, Portland, England
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; Canadian; Welsh; American; German; French; Indian; African
Ships Ironside
People O'Brien, Captain; Buckle, Captain; Vaux, Captain; Blair, Captain
Keywords surgeon, transportation, convict, shipping, regulations, provisions, Catholicism, prison, prisoner, health and sickness, violence, injury, alcohol, hospital, punishment, forced migration
Language English
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