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John Turnpenny Altree (1736–1798)

John Turnpenny Altree was replaced as ship's surgeon on the Lady Penrhyn after becoming ill at Tenerife in the Canary Islands in June 1787 and continued the voyage to Sydney as assistant surgeon to Arthur Bowes Smyth. On 14 February 1788 he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Supply as assistant surgeon with the first group of people to settle the island. He returned to England aboard the Waaksamheyd from Port Jackson in 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 8

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Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England


6 May, 1798 (aged ~ 62)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

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