LIFE IN THE COLONY AS SHOWN IN THE PAPER OF THE DAY.
PATRICK was sent to LIVERPOOL for distribution. At this time, with my limited researching skills, we do not know where Judith and the children were and nor do we know where Patrick was assigned. Bear with me. I am new to this and extremely non-professional. I shall therefore take myself into the papers and see what they have to tell me.
SYDNEY GAZETTE 27 AUGUST 1814
The SYDNEY GAZETTE printed the GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS.
All Offenders were to be brought before A COURT OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION assembled at the office of the JUDGE ADVOCATE. Soldiers were to be provided for that. From the
46th Regiment – 3 Captains, 1 Surgeon and 1 Subaltern.
Detachment of 73rd Regiment – 1 Subaltern.
(A subaltern is a military term for a junior officer. Literally meaning “subordinate”,)
From the DEPUTY COMMISSARY GENERAL’S OFFICE.Sydney 25th August 1814.
Now the Commissary according to my 1949 CHAMBERS SHORTER DICTIONARY with bright yellow cover and curling blue re-binding along the spine – in the Army is the one who furnishes provisions.
In August 1814, the Governor has directed the Deputy Commissary’s Office to issue articles of clothing to Each Mechanic and Labourer in the Emply of the Government and also to the servants of Officers and Settlers. Most, if not all, of these are actually Convicts,transported to NSW. The Clothing issued is called SLOP CLOTHING.
The Governor directed that the SLOP CLOTHING would be issued :
SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER at SYDNEY.
SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER at PARRAMATTA, WINDSOR, and NEWCASTLE.
The slop clothing consisted of ;
· ONE COTTON CHECK SHIRT
· ONE BLUE CLOTH JACKET
· ONE PAIR OF BLUE CLOTH TROWSERS
· ONE PAIR OF SHOES
· ONE LEATHER CAP
Parramatta, Windsor and Newcastle are called out-stations and an officer was to be sent in to Sydney to provide details of the names and numbers of people requiring the clothing issue.
A REWARD was offered by the POLICE OFFICE SYDNEY. Patrick COLLINS had runaway from Newcastle. He stood charged with “being an aider and abbetter” in the Murder of WILLIAM ALDER and others. This took place at MOTHER MAHER’S CREEK on the HAWKESURY in March 1814. Whoever could cause Patrick Collins to be apprehended and lodged in the gaol at Sydney would receive TWENTY POUNDS STERLING.
A goodly number of prisoners had absented themselves from their employments. Two of them were JOHN POOLE and THOMAS THOMAS, both of whom had arrived in the SURRY I. (The Gazette spells it SURRY) All Constables and others were “ hereby strictly required to use their utmost exertions in apprehending and lodging them in safe custody.
Most editions of the Gazette included a list of absconders. On this list were :
WILLIAM SKINNER DODGE
TICKET OF LEAVE ( TOL)
FROM THE DOCK YARD
FROM THE FACTORY
WEBSITES OF INTEREST:
- GREENHALGH FAMILY: detailed profile of conditions in NSW inc Government Orders.
- JOURNEYS IN TIME 1809-1822
- Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1799-1814
- THE HUME FAMILY
- CASPER FLICK
- Peter Howell 1814 – 1861
- JANET REAKES GENEALOGY
- Duncan Convicts to Australia