MANOEL ISLAND CEMETERIES

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The harbours of Malta were centres of activity within the Mediterranean with ships of many nations, and from many ports, constantly coming and going. Marsamxett Harbour was used for ships undergoing “purification”, as it was originally called, and stringent regulations to control ships, cargoes, and people were introduced in the early sixteenth century.

 

Ships arriving from infected ports, and infected ships themselves were fumigated and disinfected in Marsamxett Harbour, and sick persons were landed on Bishops Island, as Manoel Island was known at that time, and which belonged to the Church Authorities.

 

The Lazaretto on Bishops Island was rather primitive with basic accommodation and comfort, and remained so until Grand Master Lascaris decided to turn it into a fully operative quarantine station around 1643. Shortly after, buildings were erected to house sick persons and others awaiting pratique. These buildings were added to and extended from then onwards.

 

In 1728 Grand Master Manoel Vilhena built a fort on the tip of the island, which was named Fort Manoel, and thereafter the island itself became known as Manoel Island.

 

In 1785, John Howard, of the Royal Society of London, came to Malta and recorded the two kinds of quarantine measures being enforced. The first, petty quarantine, for ships with a clean bill of health was eighteen days, and the second called major quarantine, applied to ships with a foul bill of health, and lasted eighty days.

     

The English brig St. Nicholas arrived from Alexandria on 28th March 1813, and by the 14th April the first case of the plague was found in Valletta. The victim was the daughter of a well-known trader of smuggled goods. He had acquired some linen from this brig, but the disease was not confirmed until the girl died on May 5th.

 

By this time the epidemic had spread over the whole island, and urgent action needed to be taken by the Government. The Lazaretto was soon full, so the nearby Fort Manoel was taken over. Even this proved to be insufficient, and the small island of Selmun in St.Pauls Bay was brought into use for quarantine. The nursing staff were inexperienced and overwhelmed by the sheer number of patients. It is recorded that there was a total of 529 deaths in the Lazaretto and Fort Manoel, and that the victims were buried in the Lazaretto cemetery. The plague outbreak lasted eighteen months, and by the 29th January 1814 it was considered to be over as far as the island of Malta was concerned but it was not until 8th September that Gozo was also considered plague free.

 

However, after such a dramatic and tragic time, the quarantine enforcement laws were rigorously applied. One of the guardians working in the Lazaretto, Felice Camilleri, was condemned to death for breaking the quarantine, and a scaffold was erected on 26th March 1814, to carry out his sentence. However, he received a pardon from the Governor. A tablet written in Italian, is fixed to the wall of the Lazaretto buildings, recording this event.

 

The Malta Government Gazette of Wednesday 29th October 1817 reported a tragic event that took place in the Quarantine Harbour during the night of the 20th October.

 

Ensign Gaspin Capaccio, Commanding No.64 Gun Boat of Neapolitan Service left his vessel at sunset in order to go on board a Sicilian gun brig lying a short distance away, contrary to every rule and principle of quarantine, and in defiance of the regulations, which required that all boats belonging to vessels in quarantine should be hoisted up by sunset and not lowered again until after daylight the next morning.

 

When he was returning to his own gun boat from the brig he was challenged by the Sentry on duty, to which he merely answered by calling out that he was a Neapolitan officer, without paying any other attention whatever to the challenge. The Sentry, after a third attempt to bring the boat to, deemed it to be his duty to open fire. The ball pierced the Sicilian officer’s neck, and killed him on the spot.

 

A Court of Inquiry was immediately held and the Sentry was sent for trial by a General Court Martial for Murder, being considered necessary in all such cases.

 

The Court Martial record says: 

 

Adjutant General’s Office, Head Quarters, Mediterranean Army, Malta, 24th October 1817.

 

No.1 - At a General Court Martial held at Valletta on the 22nd October 1817, and continued by the adjournment to the 24th of the same month, by order of His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Maitland, G.C.B., Commanding His Majesty’s Forces in the Mediterranean, and by virtue of a Warrant from His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, Acting in the Name and on Behalf of His Majesty, of which Major General John Thomas Layard was President, tried Private Owen Vernon, of the 31st Regiment “For murder - he having fired, when on Sentry, a musket shot on the evening of the 20th instant on or about the hour of nine o‘clock which shot killed Ensign Gaspin Capaccio, Commanding No.64 Gun Boat of Neapolitan Service.

 

The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence adduced on the part of the prosecution, as also the evidence for the Prisoner, together with what he has set forth in his defence is of opinion that the Prisoner Private Owen Vernon 31st Regiment is Not Guilty of the crime laid to his charge, viz - Murder - he having fired when on Sentry, a musket shot on the evening of the 20th instant, on or about the hour of nine o’clock which shot killed Ensign Gaspin Capaccio, Commanding No.64 gun boat of the Neapolitan Service,  and does therefore acquit him the Prisoner, Private Owen Vernon, 31st Regiment thereof.”

 

He was acquitted of the crime, since he was obeying his orders as a sentry.

 

In 1822, Dr.J. Hennen described the Quarantine Service in Malta as one of the most effective in Europe, which is noteworthy since he held the position of Inspector of Military Hospitals.

 

The Lazaretto at Malta had such a good reputation that when in 1831 the Sultan of Turkey requested the British to send him an expert, they chose Mr. G.B. Schembri, a Maltese, who had been appointed Captain of the Quarantine port following the plague of 1813.

 

The next time that the Lazaretto was under pressure was during the cholera epidemic of 1837, which proved to the government of the day, the inadequacies of the present operation, and it was therefore decided to build a special hospital to deal with contagious diseases.

 

The hospital was a self-contained unit, with the front facing the sea.  Behind was a large courtyard with wards on either side. Each ward had its own bathroom, pantry and recreation area. When not needed by the quarantine authorities this building was used as married quarters for British troops.

 

In the grounds behind the hospital, were two cemeteries, one for Roman Catholics with its small chapel of St. George, and the second for other denominations. 

 

Newly arrived passengers were housed separately from those already undergoing quarantine. The accommodation depended upon status, the upper classes had private furnished suites, whilst the lower classes were housed in large wards. Each had their own space for relaxation but out of boredom many scratched their names or made other graffiti on the walls of the exercise area. Health guards were assigned to keep an eye on the inmates, and guard boats were moored in the harbour.

 

 

The old building, referred to as “Il Palazz”, had a very large central courtyard, with rooms on the ground floor and first floor which had a balcony running around it, and was reached by an imposing stairway, at the top of which was mounted a large sundial.

 

Main staircase in Il Palazz

 

Amongst the notable visitors were Lord Byron 1811, Benjamin Disraeli 1830, Sir Walter Scott 1831, Cardinal Newman 1832, and William Makepeace Thackery 1844, who have all recorded their experiences of the Lazaretto.

 

In 1867 new sheds were built to house imported cattle and other animals, and an abattoir was installed. Kennels were erected for dogs in quarantine and as a collection point for stray dogs.

 

From 1850 onwards medical developments improved the detection and avoidance of infectious diseases, so that the quarantine restrictions could be amended accordingly.

 

By 1885 Malta decided to establish a Department of Public Health by combining the duties of the Port Police and Port Authority, and in 1900 the previously independent Lazaretto and Quarantine Services were added.

 

In the twentieth century, health conditions continued to be improved, and in 1912 the main European countries signed a Convention on Quarantine Practice, which was put into force in 1920. 

 

During World War II, the whole of Manoel Island, including the large Lazaretto area was taken over by the Royal Navy as a submarine base, the 10th submarine flotilla, and named HMS Talbot. The Navy continued in occupation until May 1949 when they handed the Lazaretto back to the civil authorities.

 

The damage during WWII was considerable, the hospital had been destroyed, and any buildings left standing were badly wrecked and needed a considerable amount of reconstruction work.

 

Manoel Island is now being developed. Fort Manoel has been restored and housing units are now being built.

 

The Royal Engineers carried out a survey of Manoel Island between 1858 and 1862. Their plans show four cemeteries in the area. The following names are only some of the burials in these cemeteries. 

 

They are not named in this list but about 320 French soldiers died between September 1854 and August 1856 from infectious diseases during the Crimean War.

 

 

Francesco ABELA, arrived on an English Brig. Died 28th August 1835

 

Salvatore ABELA, arrived on an English Brig. Died 6th January 1838

 

John ALLEN, arrived on the Asia, from Beirut. Mate, Arrived dead. 8uried 30th November 1840

 

Ralph ALLEN, arrived on the English Steamer Ariel from Alexandria. Died 28th November 1847, from dysentery

 

Captain Thomas APPLETON, arrived on the Frigate Rainbow. Buried 8th November 1833

         

H.J. ATKINS, arrived on the Brig Eroe from Constantinople. Died 14th November 1833, from consumption.  

 

Giovanni ATTARD, arrived on a Tunisian ship from Sfax. Died 30th October 1840

 

Elizabeth BAILEY, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Bailey. Died in Fort Manoel 26th March 1850, age 6 years. Her father was a soldier 69th Regiment

 

Thomas BAILEY, arrived on the Thunderer, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Died 16th February 1841, from consumption.

 

James BAKER, arrived on the Frigate Castor, from Haifa. Died 22nd April 1841, from stomach cancer

 

John BAKER, arrived on the Steamer Cyclops, from Beirut. Died 29th November 1840.

 

Henry BALDERSTON, arrived on the Hastings, from Beirut. Died 12th November 1840, from dropsy

 

W.E. BAMTEN, buried 27th October 1899, aged 36 years. Steward, s.s. Clan Renold. Died from an obstruction of the intestines

 

James BARNET, arrived on the Frigate Barham, from Besika Bay, Ottoman Empire. Died 12th November 1838, from dysentery

 

John BARTLETT, arrived on the Brig Vestal, from Smyrna. Buried 22nd September 1832

 

Reverend L.P. BAYARD, arrived on the Steamer Alecto, from Alexandria. Died 2nd September 1840, from fever

 

BELL arrived on the English Brig Witherell, from Alexandria. Foetus aborted by Mrs.Bell, a passenger, 5th October 1840

 

Henry Elliot Burlton BENNETT, arrived on the Steamer Great Liverpool. Died 6th May 1843. Lieutenant in the Royal Navy

 

William BENNETT, arrived on the English Schooner Pashaw, from Constantinople. Died 25th July 1848, of typhoid fever. He was the captain of the schooner

 

Mateo BENTEWICK, arrived on the Emilia. Died 23rd April 1834

 

Charles BERRY, Private, Grenadier Guards. Stationed in Malta. Died in the Lazaretto 14th April 1854. Aged 26 years

 

John BEVIL, arrived on the Frigate Tyne, from Gibraltar. Drowned 16th June, Buried 19th June 1834

 

James BILLOWS, Private, 4th Regiment. Found drowned behind Fort Manoel. Buried 4th April 1854. Aged 37 years

 

John BINNEY, buried 6th August 1834, aged 46 years, Carpenter on HMS Britannia, by Chaplain Ross Lewin, of the Britannia

 

Frederick BOGGERS, arrived on the Brig Alert. Died 17th September 1848, from cancer

 

Samuel BOLT, arrived on the Steamer Medusa, from Alexandria. Died 27th March 1852. Fell overboard. Aged 34 years

 

F. BORG, arrived on the Brig Ponsonby, from Constantinople. Died 5th January 1840, from apoplexy

 

Giuseppe BORG, arrived on the Greek ship Aristide, from Greece. Died 21st November 1835

 

John BOWEN, arrived on the Hastings, from Beirut. Died 6th November 1840

 

Thomas BRANDSWELL, arrived on the Brig Sheraton Grange, from Alexandria. Died 25th January 1845

 

John BRENERY, arrived on the Britannia. Died 5th August 1834

 

Robert BROWN, arrived on the Steamer Magara, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Died 29th December 1840, from dysentery

 

Michael BROWNE, arrived on HM Troopship Atholl, from Corfu. Arrived dead, from apoplexy. Buried 20th February 1841. A soldier in the 59th Regiment

 

Antonio BUCAGNANO, arrived from Tripoli. Died 2nd March 1837 from the plague

 

Lorenzo BUGEJA, arrived on the American Navy ship William Tell from Alexandria. Died 11th March 1837

 

Paolo BUSUTTIL, arrived on the Brig Providenza. Died 13th January 1835

 

Henry BUTTANSHORE, arrived on the Steamer Iberia, from Alexandria. Died 28th October 1844

 

Giovanni CALLEJA, arrived on the Superb, died 24th May 1836

 

Lorenzo CALLEJA, arrived on the Russian Brig Conte Heiden from Constantinople. Died 18th June 1837

 

Angelo CAMILLERI, arrived on the ship Pietro Paolo from Monastier, Tunisia. Died 23rd March 1839

 

O.W. CARTWRIGHT, arrived on the Steamer Oriental, from Alexandria. Died 30th January 1842, from dropsy. Captain in 23rd M.N. Infantry

 

Antonio CATANI, arrived on the Russian Brig Sofia Elena from Alexandria. Died 23re May 1835 from the plague

 

Vincenzo CHIRCOP, arrived on the brig Francois from Bone. Died 10th December 1834 from typhoid

 

Charles CLEUGHTON, arrived on the Sloop Raleigh, from Nauplia, Southern Greece. Died 27th October 1832

 

Mark CLIFFORD, arrived on the Transport Blenheim, from England. Died 13th December 1847, from smallpox. A soldier in the 69th Regiment

 

 Henry COLLISON, arrived on the English ship Lord Palmerston, from Alexandria. Died 3rd June 1847, from dysentery

 

James COMPTON, arrived on the Steamer from Alexandria. Died on board. Buried 29th December 1849. Carpenter

 

 Alexander COOCK, arrived on the Sloop Raleigh, from Nauplia, Southern Greece. Died 23rd October 1832, from dysentery

 

Charles CORRIAN, arrived on the Schooner Penelope, from Braila, & Constantinople. Died 5th September 1852, from a tumour. A native of Devon. Aged 33 years

 

Mae CORRIGAN, arrived on the English Brig Empress of Sunderland, from Odessa. Dead on arrival. Buried 6th March 1840

 

David CREED, arrived on the Steamer Hamer, from Corfu. Died 6th November 1846, from smallpox

 

Captain CRUCKSHANKS, arrived on the Steamer Magara, from Alexandria. Died 6th August 1838, from liver illness

 

Francesco DAMATO, arrived on English ship Urania from Alexandria. Died 26th October 1841

 

Francesco DANESI, arrived on the Russian Brig Sofia Elena from Alexandria. Died 20th May 1835 from the plague

 

William DANNELDS, Private, 7th Company, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Stationed in Malta. Died in the Lazaretto on 29th March 1854, aged 34 years

 

James DAVIS, arrived on the Vanguard. Dead on arrival. Died of apoplexy. Buried 11th September 1841

 

Joseph DIAS, arrived on the Steamer Blazer from Alexandria. Died 10th February 1840, from dysentery

 

Jorgen DIDRIKSEN, arrived on a Swedish Navy ship from Alexandria. Died 1st April 1838 from dysentery

 

Matthew FARRAN, arrived on the Schooner Eagle of Liverpool, from Braila, and Constantinople. Died 4th January 1853, aged 46 years, from apoplexy. A native of Cornwall. He was the Master of this schooner

 

Robert FAWKNER, arrived on the Schooner Spy, Captain of this schooner. Died 22nd September 1850. Aged 35 years

 

Lorenzo FENECH, arrived on the Brig Generoso. Died 27th June 1837, from cholera

 

Richard FERGUSSON, arrived on the Steamer Vesuvius, from Beirut. Dead on arrival. Died of fever. Buried 13th March 1841

 

William FERGUSSON, arrived on the English Schooner Elizabeth Mary Anne.

Died 6th September 1847

 

James FIELD, arrived on the Steamer Dalmatian, from Alexandria. Died on board from cholera. Buried 6th July 1865

 

Anne FLINN (FLYNN), Died 1st August 1839, from pleurisy. She was a maid with Lady Judith Montefiore, the wife of Sir Moses Montefiore. They were returning from a visit to the Holy Land and arrived on the Steamer Acheron from Alexandria on 18th July 1839. Her employers erected her tombstone in 1839 and it was still standing in 1970, but was destroyed that year when the cemetery was razed to the ground

 

Sir Francis FORD, arrived on the Steamer Merlin from Alexandria. Died 26th November 1850, from delirium tremens

 

Giulia FRANKLIN, buried 25th September 1893, aged 1 year 3 months, the daughter of a military man. From scarlet fever

 

John FREEMAN, arrived on the Bellerophon. Died 19th August 1837

 

Edward FREEMANTLE, arrived on the Powerfull, from Beirut. Dead on arrival. Died of typhus. 19th September 1841

 

John GALTON, arrived on the Tallavera, from Smyrna. Buried 30th December 1834. Died from consumption

 

Theodore GALTON, died 5th June 1810. Died in the Lazaretto, and buried the same evening, by Reverend J.C. Miller. A native of Birmingham

 

Giuseppe GATT, arrived on the English Brig Vigilante from Alexandria. Died 21st December 1839

 

Richard GIDDINGS, arrived on the Sloop Hazard, from Besika Bay, Ottoman Empire. Died 1st September 1839

 

George GILBERT, arrived on the ship Jh.Craig, from Alexandria. Died 30th April 1838, from dysentery

 

Charles GLEWARD, arrived on the Neapolitan Schooner Eugenia, from Tunis.  Died 4th May 1837

 

Robert GOFF, arrived on the Vanguard, Seaman. Died 12th September 1841, by drowning

 

George GOODMAN, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 25th August 1854, from cholera. Gunner, Royal Artillery. Aged 22 years

 

Giuseppe GRECH, arrived on the brig Francois from Bone. Died 3rd December 1834 from typhoid

 

Paolo GRECH, arrived on an Austrian Brig. Died 11th September 1840 from fever. A native of Birkircara

 

John GREGORY, Private, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Stationed in Malta. Died in the Lazaretto 24th March 1854. Aged 22 years

 

Edward GRIBBEN, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 21st August 1854, from cholera. Gunner, Royal Artillery. Aged 25 years

 

George HALL, arrived on the Implacable, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Died 8th February 1841, from consumption

 

John H. HALL, buried 8th July 1893, aged 30 years, single. Fireman. Died from smallpox

 

Reverend Story HEBARD, arrived on an English Brig from Alexandria. Died 30th June 1841, from dysentery. United States citizen

 

Thomas HENDERSON, arrived on the Brig Hawkhill, from Braila, Captain of the brig. Died on board 27th February 1852, from apoplexy. Buried 2nd March 1852. Aged 38 years

 

Louis HIBERT, arrived on the French ship Rhamses. Died 11th July 1842

 

Thomas HISKISSON, arrived on the Brig Cordelia, from Corfu. Died 16th May 1833, from inflammation of the brain

 

Thomas HOLLY, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 23rd August 1854, from cholera. Gunner, Royal Artillery. Aged 19 years

 

John HORNE, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 18th August 1854, from cholera. Engineer on the Medway. Aged 25 years

 

Theodore HOSTE, arrived on the Sloop Scout, from Constantinople. Died 19th April 1835, from chest infection

 

Charles HOWS, arrived on the American Frigate Constitution, from Civitavecchia. Died 11th June 1837, from smallpox

 

Jonny HULL, arrived on the Asia, from Beirut. Dead on arrival. Buried 3rd December 1840

 

William HUMPHREYS, arrived on the Steamer Acheron from Alexandria. Died 2nd May 1840, from the plague

 

 James HUNTER, from Stockton, arrived on the English Brig John Gray of Stockon. Dead on arrival. Died of typhus. 18th September 1841. Aged 15 years

 

John JACKSON, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 22nd August 1854, from cholera. Gunner, Royal Artillery. Aged 22 years

 

Charles JOHNSON, arrived on the American Brig Powhatan, from Palermo. Died 20th June 1837, from cholera

 

Will JOHNSTON, arrived on the Revenge, from Beirut. Dead on arrival. Died of typhus, 27th July 1841

 

John JONES, arrived on the Caledonia, from Vourla. Died 28th January 1835.  Fell from a yard

 

Martin JORDAN, arrived on the Transport Blenheim, from England. Died in Fort Manoel, 7th January 1848. A Soldier in the 69th Regiment

 

Mary Ann JORDAN, the daughter of Thomas and Caterina Jordan. Died 4.a.m.and at 5.p.m. brought from Fort Manoel, 13th October 1849. Her father was a soldier

 

 Lieutenant KEINNARD, arrived on the Brig Giuseppina, from Tunis. Commander of the Brig Rapid, he drowned in Tunisia, and his body was taken to Malta for burial. Buried 27th April 1838

 

Robert S. LAIDLER, arrived on the Brig Bellessima, from Constantinople. Died 1st October 1837

 

Henry LAWDELL, arrived on HM Frigate Tyne. Dead on arrival. 5th October 1841, Died from an abscess. A boy

 

Francis LAWERS, arrived from Syracuse. Died 18th August 1846 from typhoid

 

Adam LINDSTROM, arrived on a Swedish ship. Buried 8th August 1847. Died on board the ship

 

George LUNT, found drowned in Grand Harbour. Buried 8th December 1851. A soldier in the 76th Regiment. Aged 28 years

 

John Thomas LYNE, arrived on the Steamer Medea, from Beirut, and died on board the ship in Malta Harbour. Died 21st June 1842 from fever contracted in Asia Minor

                       

Angus McDONALD, arrived on the Ship Edward Belton, of Newcastle, from Odessa and Constantinople. Died 19th February 1853, from consumption. English, Seaman, aged 45 years

 

Dr. George Bean McDONEL, arrived on a Steamer from Alexandria. Died 10th April 1850

 

Malcolm McFAYDEN, arrived on the Steamer Lancefield, from Tunis. Died 7th July 1867. A steward

 

Henry M’GUHAN, arrived on the Minden, from Vourla. Died on board ship, from fever. Buried 18th November 1839. A Midshipman

 

William McINTOSH, arrived on the Steamer Indus from Alexandria. Died 11th August 1851. Aged 30 years, merchant

 

Richard M’KENZIE, arrived on the Frigate Talbot, from Smyrna. Died on board ship from a chest ailment. Buried 18th February 1839

 

Lieutenant Thomas MACKESON, arrived on the Frigate Portland, from Alexandria. Commited suicide on board ship. Buried 6th October 1837

 

John MADDORN, arrived on the Schooner Ann, from Smyrna. Died 2nd March 1852, from smallpox. He was the Captain of this brig

 

Richard MADERMAN, arrived on the Transport Blenheim, from England. Died 26th December 1847, from intoxication. A Soldier in the 69th Regiment

 

Basilio MARALLE, arrived on a Turkish Brig from Alexandria. Died 10th April 1837

 

P. MARSHALL, arrived on the Tagliaferro, from Constantinople. Died on 24th May 1834, from apoplexy. Royal Navy

 

Henry MARTIN, arrived on the Cambridge from Beirut. Died 16th November 1841

 

Richard MARTIN, arrived on the Steamer Haddington from Alexandria. Died 14th December 1852, aged 25 years, from dysentery. 78th Highlanders

 

Johan MARTINI, arrived on a Swedish Navy ship from Alexandria. Died 12th March 1838

 

William MARSH, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died August 18th 1854, from cholera. Aged 20 years. Fireman on the Medway

 

George MASON, arrived on the Ganges, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Dead on arrival. Buried 12th February 1841. Died from consumption

 

Tomaso MEDAWICK, arrived on the Austrian Brig Trajanio. Died 6th August 1832. He was the Captain of this ship

 

Daniel MEIND (?), arrived on the Penrith, from Alexandria. Dead on arrival. Died from dysentery. Buried on 1st November 1840

 

Felice MIFSUD, arrived on the brig Francois from Bone. Died 5th December 1834 from typhoid

 

MINTER, arrived on the Thunderer, from Beirut. Black, boy. Died on board, from smallpox. Buried 26th December 1841

 

George MOORE, arrived on the Steamer Medea, from Zante. Dead on arrival. Buried 10th December 1841

 

Francis NAVIERS, arrived on an English Schooner. Died 4th July 1847

 

William NIGHTINGALE, arrived on the Steamer Acheron, from Alexandria. Dead on arrival. Died from the plague. Buried on 29th April 1840

 

Frederick NORTHFIELD, buried 26th July 1895, aged 21 years, single. Servant. Landed from the P.&.O.ship Australia. Died from diphtheria

 

Francesco NOVARO, arrived on the Giulietta. Died 5th August 1833

 

William PACKER, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 23rd August 1854, from cholera. Aged 20 years. Gunner, Royal Artillery

 

Francesco PACO, arrived on the Nettuno from Greece. Died 17th August 1835

 

William PAGE, arrived on the Frigate Castor, from Acris. Died 4th December 1840

 

PAPA, arrived on the Steamer Oriental, from Alexandria. Died 7th April 1842, from suffocation by carbon. Indian, servant

 

Stefano PARRINELLI, arrived on a Turkish Brig from Bengazi. Died 4th May 1840

 

Robert PATTON, arrived on the Schooner Zephyr from Alexandria. Drowned, body recovered from the sea. Buried 2nd January 1847

 

Joseph PEARSON, arrived on the Brig Fides, from Alexandria. Died 28th October 1845

 

Mathias PEDERSEN, arrived on a Swedish Navy ship from Alexandria. Died 11th April 1838

 

William PERRY, arrived on the Steamer Cyclops, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Died 16th February 1841, from consumption

 

Alessandro PORTELLI, arrived on an English ship. Died 4th December 1838. Died on board

 

George POWELL, arrived on the Frigate Endymion, from Tunis and Algiers. Died on 7th May 1835

 

Isabella PRATT, buried 23rd September 1893, aged 9 years, the daughter of a military man, from Camerata Married Quarters. She died from scarlet fever

 

Charles PRESTON, arrived on the Sloop Scout, from Constantinople. Died on 14th April 1835, from inflammation of intestines

 

James PRICE, arrived on the French Steamer Danta. A boy, died 8th August 1839

 

John PRIESMAN, arrived on the Bellerophon, from Tunis. Died 19th July 1837, from cholera

 

W. PUCKFORD, arrived on the Edimburgo, from Marmorice, Ottoman Empire. Died 26th January 1841

 

William REES, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 19th August 1854, from cholera. Aged 22 years. Royal Artillery

 

Walter REVE (?) arrived on the Steamer Vesuvius. Dead on arrival. Buried 6th October 1841

 

John ROSS, arrived on the Transport Prince Regent, from Corfu. Died on 28th June 1834, from asthma. A soldier in the Rifle Brigade

 

Charles ROWE, arrived on the Vectis, from Marseilles. Died 2nd August 1854, from cholera. Quartermaster

 

Rosario SAMUTT, arrived on the Neopolitan brig Fortunato, from Trieste. Died 25th October 1836

 

Matteo SAPANA, arrived on a Russian Brig Sofia Elena from Alexandria. Died 5th May 1835

 

Eliza SCANDLAN, the daughter of John and Margaret Scandlan. Died on 3rd November 1849 in Fort Manoel, age one year. Her father was a soldier in 69th Regiment

 

Herbert SHAW, buried 14th March 1898, aged 21 years, single. Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment at Fort Manoel. Born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.  Died from smallpox

 

Bernard John SHERRIS, arrived on the Triumphant, from Smyrna. Aged 4 years 6 months. Died 10th August 1850, from fever

 

Anthony SMITH, arrived on the Steamer Volcano, from Corfu. Died 18th February 1840

 

Captain George SMITH, arrived on the Isabella, from Patrasso. Died 19th December 1836, on board ship, of which he was the captain

 

John SMITH, arrived on the Sn.Francesco, from Catania. Died 8th September 1837, from inflammation of the brain

 

Thomas SMITH. Removed from the grave behind Warehouse No.1, and transported to Lazaretto cemetery. Died 24th August 1778, disinterred and re-buried 9th October 1838.      

 

Thomas SMITH, arrived on the Frigate Tribuna, from Smyrna. Died on 6th November 1837, from dropsy. An invalid

 

Thomas SMITH, arrived on the Frigate Tyne, from Alexandria. Fell overboard. Dead on arrival. Buried 11th April 1844

 

W. SMITH, arrived on the Asia, from Beirut. Dead on arrival. Buried 30th November 1840

 

W.H. SMITH, arrived on the Hastings, from Beirut. Died on 7th November 1840

 

Calcedonio SPITERI, arrived on English Barque Cesare Salvatore from Alexandria. Died 15th November 1839

 

William STUART, arrived on the Frigate Madagascar, from Nauplia, Southern Greece. Died on 22nd November 1834

 

Henry SWALLOW, arrived on the Steamer Indus, from Alexandria. Died 20th October 1848

 

Liberato TABONE, arrived from Tripoli. Died 5th March 1837 from plague. A baby

 

Henry TAYLOR, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died August 18th 1854, from cholera. Corporal, Royal Artillery

 

Thomas TAYLOR, arrived on the Malabor, from Vourla. Died 25th January 1834

 

James THOMAS, arrived on HM Asia, from Vourla. Died on board, from consumption.  Buried 6th February 1840

 

George THOMPSON. A body was found floating in the sea off Fort Manoel, opposite Sliema, assumed to be a seaman, who fell overboard on 3rd January from transport A.172 Peninsular. Buried 12th January 1856

 

Joseph THOMPSON, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 22nd August 1854, from cholera. Aged 26 years. Gunner, Royal Artillery

 

Th. THOMPSON, arrived on the Brig Melona, from Alexandria. Died 22nd October 1848, from dysentery. He was the captain of this brig

 

Patrick WARD, arrived on the Caledonia. Died 20th July 1835, from chronic head infection

 

Jurgen TOMMASON, arrived on a Swedish Navy ship from Alexandria. Died 10th March 1838

 

Edwin WATERMAN, arrived on the Steamer Medway, from Woolwich and Gibraltar. Died 20th August 1854, from cholera. Aged 20 years. Royal Artillery

 

Dr. Thomas Pyne WEEKS, arrived on the French Steamer Dante, from Constantinople. Died 21st March 1841, from dysentery. President of the Medical Board, Bombay

 

L. WEEKS, arrived on the Hastings, from Beirut. Died 23rd November 1840

 

Patrick WHELAN, arrived on the Princess Charlotte, from Besika Bay, Ottoman Empire. Fell overboard, arrived dead. Buried 9th November 1838

 

Alexander WILKIE, arrived on the Turkish Steam Frigate Muckbirisurur, from Constantinople. Died 11th August 1852, from apoplexy. Scots, Aged 38 years

 

William WILKINSON, arrived on the Steamer Cyclops, from Beirut. Died on 6th November 1840

 

Edward WILLIAMS, buried 8th August 1866, aged 50 years. A passenger on the P & O Steamer Poonah, died in the Lazaretto     

 

James WILLIAMS, arrived on the Sloop Dido, from Besika Bay, Ottoman Empire. Died on board. Buried 22nd December 1838

 

Thomas WILLIAMS, arrived on the Brig Euphemus, from England. Died on 26th June 1834, from drowning

 

William WILLIS, arrived on the Caledonia. Died on 27th July 1835, from fever

 

John WILSON, arrived on the Steamer Oriental, from Alexandria.  Died 25th May 1846. Seaman

 

Edward WOOD, arrived on the Frigate Castor, from Acris. Died on 3rd December 1840

 

J. WOODSON, arrived on the Frigate Tyne, from Smyrna. Died on board, from inflammation of the viscere. Buried 8th April 1840

 

Margaret WRIGHT, arrived on the Transport Blenheim, from England. Born in Fort Manoel. Died 20th December 1847. A baby

 

Giacomo XERRI, arrived on a French ship from Bone. Died 27th March 1838. Accidentally drowned

 

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