Category Archives: PARRAMATTA

IN THIS YEAR : 1814 ; SYDNEY GAZETTE SATURDAY 30 JULY

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628955

IN THIS YEAR : 1814 ; SYDNEY GAZETTE SATURDAY 30 JULY

JEOFFREY H BENT Esq arrived on the 28th July to be Judge of the SUPREME COURT of JUDICATURE. This court had been recently established for the Territory of New South Wales. As we know, Judge Bent had come per the BROXBORNEBURY. (He kept a diary of the voyage which is available for reading at NLA but which I do not have access to much as I would like to.)

On the 30th July the Broxbornebury was at anchor in Sydney Cove. Judge Bent was to land in the forenoon of the 30th and to be greeted with a 13 Gun salute from Dawe’s Battery. This was a command of his Excellency the Governor ( LACHLAN MACQUARIE) and H C ANTILL was major of Brigade.

Under GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL ORDERS from HEAD QUARTERS, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, SYDNEY came this mention of the SURRY.

“ The male convict transport , SURRY, which arrived in this harbour from England on the 28th instant, having brought a malignant fever of a very infectious nature of which the Master ,first Mate, and forty other men have died during the voyage, previous to the arrival of the ship in this port; His Excellency the GOVERNOR had deemed it expedient to use every possible precaution to prevent the danger of the Contagion extending from her to the population of the Colony; and with this view he has given orders to institute the most rigid Quarantine Regulations in respect to the Ship herself and all Persons on board her until such time as the Fever has entirely subsided and the People now infected are recovered,

It is therefore the Governor’s most positive Orders that no Persons whatsoever ( the Medical Quarantine Officers and their Attendants excepted) shall have any intercourse or Communication of any sort with said Ship or the Persons now on board her until such Time as she is relieved from Quarantine which will be announced in Public Orders; and the Governor further directs and commands that no Person shall visit or have any intercourse whatever with the Military Detachment, Sailors and Convicts who are about to be landed from the said Ship on the North Shore of Port Jackson; where they are to remain encamped under strict Quarantine Regulations until further orders:- There will be a Guard on board the Ship Surry and also on the North Shore; to enforce these Orders; and any Person detected in attempting to act in Disobedience of them will be confined and most severely punished”

By order of his Excellency,

The Governor.

J T CAMPBELL Secretary.

The Governor was greatly agitated in the matter of the runaways and Bushrangers . He directed that any person known to be harbouring them or holding intercourse with them would forfeit EVERY INDULGENCE on the part of the Government. They would also be PUNISHED “with the utmost rigour of the law”.

The Governor also reflected ‘with the greatest abhorrence’ on the unparalleled depravity of DENNIS DONOVAN. Donovan had been recently executed. The Governor was horrified that Dennis, instead of repenting and praying to his ‘offended creator’ went out of his world ‘protesting in the most solemn manner his total innocence of the murders of the two unfortunate men, JENKINS and EDWARDS at the Parramatta Turnpike. Hmmm! Two innocent men had apparently been accused of the crimes and almost met an early end on the Gallows –the Governor considered that Dennis Donovan from ‘detestible malignity to his fellow creatures and to life itself’ would not confess even at the cost of the two innocent men’s lives

(THE DETAILED ARTICLES AS WRITTEN AT THE TIME CAN BE SEEN IN NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA ONLINE HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628955)

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AND FROM THE BROXBORNEBURY:

THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE TO EVERY PERSON THAT CAPTAIN THOMAS PITCHER OF HIS MAJESTY’S HIRED STORE-SHIP BROXBORNEBURY, WILL NOT PAY OR CAUSE TO BE PAID ANY DEBTS THAT THE SEAMEN OR ANY OTHER PERSON UNDER HIS COMMAND MAY CONTRACT WITHIN THE COLONY OF NEW SOUTH WALES.

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http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/go/hsie/background-sheets/tracing-the-history-of-citizenship-and-rights-for-indigenous-people/

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IN THIS YEAR 1814 : SATURDAY SEP 3 ; NEWS FROM THE GAZETTE

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.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628971

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.

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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 :

NICHOLAS KEARNS

JOHN MAHON

LUKE CALVERWELL

GEORGE DOVE

PETER POLONIE

JOHN FRANCIS

WILLIAM SKINNER DODGE

JAMES RIMMER

JAMES LEACH

JOHN BUTT

WM BARNES

WM TEMPLE

PATRICK RILEY

JOHN LYALL

ROBERT SMITH

P FITZSIMMONDS

JOHN REARDON

ISAAC NOWLAND

JOHN ARMSTRONG

ROBERT SIMPSON

WILLIAM PRICE

JOHN BRENNAN

FRANCES HARDCASTLE

DANIEL THURSTON

GEO WATTS

PATRICK COLLINS

BOAT’S CREW

TICKET OF LEAVE ( TOL)

FROM THE DOCK YARD

TOWN GANG

CARPENTERS

GAOL GANG

BRICKLAYER

STONEMASONS

PLASTERER

BULLOCK DRIVER

FROM THE FACTORY

FROM NEWCASTLE

 

 

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WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

  • GREENHALGH FAMILY: detailed profile of conditions in NSW  inc Government Orders.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/australia/messages/65175.html

  • JOURNEYS IN TIME 1809-1822

http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/all/journeys/menu.html

  • Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1799-1814

http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/court_of_civil_jurisdiction_1799-1814_6053.asp

 

  • THE HUME FAMILY

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/broughtonia/gp325.htm

 

  • CASPER FLICK

http://genforum.genealogy.com/flick/messages/443.html

 

  • Peter Howell  1814 – 1861

http://www.bolstridge.co.uk/genealogy/index.php?name=tng&file=getperson&personID=I04361&tree=study

 

  • JANET REAKES GENEALOGY

 

http://www.janetreakesgenealogy.com/index.html

 

  • Duncan Convicts to Australia

http://www.clan-duncan.co.uk/prisonnsw.html

 

 

 

1815 – OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE PARRAMATTA

FROM  WIKIPEDIA Starting in 1815, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and Mrs Macquarie added extensively to Hunter’s structure and by 1818 their principal residence had acquired the appearance which it retains today (the building’s Palladian style extensions were designed by Macquarie’s aide, Lieutenant John Watts).