Naval Surgeon Charles Whitefield Priaulx 1808-1851

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Naval Surgeon Charles Whitefield Priaulx 1808-1851

Postby researchingreg » 14 Jul 2017 13:52

Charles Priaulx was a Surgeon in the Royal Navy appointed 26 July 1830 - he died in Sierra Leone 20 August 1851.

I have tried to find him in O'Brynes Naval Officers 1849 M to P, but he is not listed perhaps because he was not a commissioned officer, but a Surgeon.

Following is an extract from Wikipedia:
"....During the 18th century, naval surgeons were warrant-officers and held warrants, rather than commissions as officers. The Order in Council of 1805 permitted medical officers in the navy “to wear a distinguishing uniform and to have a similar rank with the officers of the same class in Your Majesty’s land forces”. Senior naval surgeons thereby became considered as officers of wardroom rank. However, the lot of assistant surgeons (the majority of the naval surgeons) remained a miserable one...."

However he was not an assistant surgeon and is listed as a medical officer - there is a record at Kew ADM196/8/263 Admiralty Officers Service Records http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... r/D7583092. Other than downloading this information can I find out from other sources about his service in the Navy and the ships he served in?
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Re: Naval Surgeon Charles Whitefield Priaulx 1808-1851

Postby crimea1854 » 15 Jul 2017 06:54

The only advice I can offer is to access the Navy Lists for the period you are looking at, some are available online at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,493513.0.html, but for the missing editions there is a full range on the open access shelves at the National Archives, Kew. As a taster I looked at 1840 and found him serving on HMS Pylades (East Indies) appointed 20 Feb 1840.

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Re: Naval Surgeon Charles Whitefield Priaulx 1808-1851

Postby researchingreg » 17 Jul 2017 11:44

Martin

Thanks for the reply I had a look at the information you provided.

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