Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

William Evans R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 24 July 1808

Naval Career

W. Evans, Assistant Surgeon of Pompee at the siege of Gaeta; storming of Capri and fort Licosa; and served on shore with the army at the battle of Maida. In same ship at passage of the Dardanelles, expedition to Egypt, and at Copenhagen, in 1807. Surgeon of President at the reduction of Java, in 1811; and employed on shore at the siege of St. Sebastian, in 1813. [1]

Surgeon Superintendent

William Evans of the Royal Navy was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the following convict ships to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land -

Sir William Bensley to NSW in 1817. No surgeon's journal available

Bencoolen to NSW in 1819. Medical journal dates from 13th April to 4 September 1819

Hindostan to NSW in 1821. Medical journal from 25 June 1821 to 29 November 1821.

Asia to Van Diemen's Land in 1824. Medical journal 28 June 1823 to 3rd February 1824

Sir Godfrey Webster to NSW in 1826. Medical journal from 13 May 1825 to 16 January 1826

Layton to Van Diemen's Land in 1827

Lady of the Lake to Van Diemen's Land in 1829

Larkins 1831 to Van Diemen's Land. Medical journal from 17th May 1831 to 27 October 1831

Southworth to Van Diemen's Land in 1834. Medical journal from 31st August 1833 to 28 January 1834

Earl Grey to NSW in 1836. Medical journal from 15th July 1836 to 31st December 1836.


[1] The New Navy List and General Record of the Services of Officers - Joseph Allen