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Andrew Douglas Wilson R.N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent
Date of Seniority Royal Navy 21 January 1824



NAVAL CAREER

Andrew Douglas Wilson (Willson) was appointed to the position of Assistant Surgeon on 14 January 1814.

He was promoted to Surgeon in the Royal Navy in 1824. [1] He was appointed acting surgeon to the Bellette in January 1824 [2]

In 1828 he was Surgeon on the vessel Primrose which was used in the suppression of the slave trade. - Extracts from the Journal of Andrew Douglas Wilson, Surgeon of His Majesty's Ship Primrose bearing date of 5th August 1828 [3]



SURGEON SUPERINTENDENT

Andrew D. Wilson was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on three convict ship voyages to Australia:

Princess Royalto New South Wales in 1829,

Lady Feversham to New South Wales in 1830

Asia to New South Wales in 1832



REFERENCES

[1] The Navy List.

[2] Morning Post 5 January 1824

[3] - A Practical Medico-historical Account of the Western Coast of Africa by James Boyle