Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

John Moodie R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 20 July 1838

John Moody (Moodie) was on the List of Surgeons of the Royal Navy who were fit for service in 1841.

He was appointed Surgeon to H.M.S. Childers in the East Indies on 13 April 1839. H.M.S. Childers, Commander E. Pellew Halsted, was a sloop built at Chatham in 1827 and sailed with a crew of 71 officers and men, 24 boys and 20 marines. [1]

Surgeon Superintendent

John Moodie was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on two convict ship voyages to Australia:

Lord Auckland to Van Diemen's Land in 1849

Blackfriar to Van Diemen's Land in 1851

Medical Register

John Moody is listed in the Medical Register 1865.
Residence Melville Hospital, Chatham.
Qualifications: Surgeon in the Navy, 1838.
Mem. Royal College Surgeons Eng. 1850. [2]


[1] Haultain, C. (compiled), The New Navy List, 1840, p. 199

[2] Medical Register