Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

Archibald Ferguson R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Archibald Ferguson was employed as Surgeon-Superintendent on the convict ship Jupiter in 1832.

The Jupiter departed the Downs on 31 December 1832, arriving in Hobart on 27 May 1833.....


Arrived on Monday the ship Jupiter, 347 tons, Captain Clark, from the Downs, the 7th January, with 169 male prisoners. Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Arch. Ferguson, of the 63rd regiment. The guard consists of Lieut. Cotton of the 4th and Lieut. Crawley of the 20th regiment with 29 privates of the 21st and 63rd regiments, 5 women and 8 children. [1]

Notes and Links

Transcription Medical and Surgical journal of His Majesty's convict ship Jupiter - National Archives

The Medical Journal dated from 24 December 1832 to 1st June 1833 is in poor condition.


[1] The Hobart Town Courier Fri 31 May 1833 Page 3