Arthur Savage R.N.
Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent
Date of Seniority Royal Navy 22 July 1826
Arthur Savage was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Navy in March 1820.
He was promoted to Surgeon, Royal Navy in July 1826.
He was appointed to the Winchester in 1832.
He was employed as surgeon superintendent on three convict ship voyages to Australia:
John to VDL in 1833
Norfolk to VDL in 1835
to NSW in 1836
He returned to England on the Captain Cook
, departing in April 1837.
Emigrant Ship Magistrate
He was appointed by New South Wales government as an emigration agent in the United Kingdom. In 1837 in England he selected the Irish emigrants for the William Jardine.
He was appointed Surgeon Superintendent on the emigrant ship Magistrate
to Australia in 1838. His wife and two daughters emigrated with him on the Magistrate
. He was paid £200 for his services on the voyage.
Health Officer Sydney
In 1839, he was appointed Health Officer at Sydney taking over from John Dobie
who retired from the position.Arthur Savage held the position until his death.
Charlotte Savage gave birth to a son at Sydney on 1 July 1840. 
His death was reported in England in The Standard in 1853......
Surgeon Arthur Savage (1826) health officer at Port Jackson, New South Wales, is dead. The appointment is in the gift of the Colonial Office, and the salary is £300 a year, exclusive of other allowances
It may by Arthur's widow Charlotte who was listed as lodging at Portsea in the 1861 Census. Her occupation was given as Fund holder and place of birth Worthing, Sussex.
In the 1871 Census taken in August Charlotte Savage is recorded as head of the household, age 65 and an annuitant. Her unmarried daughter, twenty-eight year old Mary who was born in Worthing resided with her, as do other daughters Ellen age twenty five and Alicia age twenty two (both born in New South Wales). All gave their occupation as annuitants.
Charlotte Savage died in 1871 - Widow of the late Arthur Savage, Surgeon R.N., and second daughter of the late Michael Morrah, Esq., of Worting, at 3 Clarence terrace, Southsea, to the inexpressible grief of her sorrowing family, died on August 3, in her 68th year
Notes and Links
1). Legacies of British Slave Ownership
 Blackwood's Magazine
 The New Navy List
 Nautical Magazine
 NSW Correspondence
 Asiatic Journal
 The Standard 14 March 1853
 Medical Times Gazette