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William Evans R.N.,
Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 24 July 1808


W. Evans, Assist.-Surg, 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]


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 Bensleyto NSW in 1817. No surgeon's journal available
Bencoolen to NSW in 1819. He kept a medical journal from 13th April to 4 September 1819
Hindostan to NSW in 1821. Surgeon's Journal from 25 June 1821 to 29 November 1821.
Asia to Van Diemen's Land in 1824. Surgeon's Journal 28 June 1823 to 3rd February 1824
Sir Godfrey Webster to NSW in 1826. Surgeon's 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. Surgeon's journal from 17th May 1831 to 27 October 1831
Southworth to Van Diemen's Land in 1834. Surgeon's Journal from 31st August 1833 to 28 January 1834
Earl Grey to NSW in 1836. Surgeon's Journal from 15th July 1836 to 31st December 1836.


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