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MELINDA AND THE HILLS

NOTE: THESIS MATERIAL IN THIS SITE IS TO BE TREATED AS AT DRAFT LEVEL ONLY.
We now have contact with three direct McNally descendants which I was beginning to despair of. Meg has sent details of a letter written by our Rev Richard Hill. He was writing to the Colonial Secretary of the time – Mr Mcleay. 11 January 1827. The details are with State Records and abstracted from that are these few snippets. (We know Patrick was in trouble with the law in 1822 app over the pig stealing and fence erection out at Castlereagh). In this letter of 1827, Patrick had been ordered to Prisoners’ Barracks for not attending Sunday Muster. (There are some good references to the relevance of Sunday Musters on the Net). Rev Hill had written a petition on behalf of Judith for Patrick to be returned to his family. On the 11th January 1827, Rev Hill, amongst other details, states to the Superintendent of Convicts that he has “has always considered her ( Judith) a very striving and deserving woman.”
He also speaks of knowing her for several years and that his wife Mrs Hill was bringing up one of the McNally girls. (It is Melinda also known as Matilda who is recorded as resident with the Hills in musters and censuses of the 1820s.)
This is another solid addition to the profiles we are building up.
Acknowledged with Thanks.
Why was it Melinda who was being ‘ brought up by’ the Hills?
She is the only child within the age range of the Female Orphan School on whose board both Hills held senior positions. Did she have a particular gift or liability?

IN THIS YEAR:1815

  • MELINDA MCNALLY BORN IN PITT TOWN :

OCTOBER 16th 1815


Patrick Leslie (1815-1881), pastoralist, pioneer and parliamentarian, was born at Warthill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, second son of William and Jane Leslie. He was educated in Scotland and arrived at Sydney in 1835. After learning about flock management and colonial agriculture from the Macarthurs at Camden he managed ‘Collaroi’, a property near Cassilis NSW, owned by his uncle W.S. Davidson. When his brothers Walter and George arrived at Sydney he decided to look for land at the limits of settlement to the north. In 1840 he travelled north toward the Clarence River, and along with one convict, he explored the Darling Downs region, previously discovered by Allan Cunningham. Leslie settled on a property, ‘Canning Downs’, and his brothers followed with the flocks, making the Leslies the first European settlers on the Darling Downs.

  • 1815

Pacification and punishment: January 1815

Bathurst founded: May 1815

A steam engine in Sydney: May 1815

Bushrangers in Van Diemen’s Land: June 1815

‘Illicit commerce’ at Parramatta: July 1815

A Methodist circuit established: August 1815

Education and morality in New South Wales: October 1815

PATRICK MCNALLY IN NSW

AND TICKETS OF EXEMPTION FROM WORK TO RESIDE WITH JUDITH

Surname Firstname Vessel Year TicketNo Date SRref SRFiche Remarks Order
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 27/23 27/10/1827 4/4282 1002 wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury”  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 28/5 1/1/1828 4/4283, 4/4061 1003, 1006 wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury”  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 29/5 1/1/1829 4/4283, 4/4061 1003, 1006 to reside with his wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury” in 1814  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 29/104 17/10/1829 4/4283, 4/4061 1003, 1006 to reside with his wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury” in 1814  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 30/39 2/1/1830 4/4283, 4/4061 1003, 1006 with his wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury” in 1814  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 31/31 3/1/1831 4/4284, 4/4062 1004, 1006 with his wife Judith, came free per “Broxbornebury” in 1814  
MCNALLY Patrick Surry 1814 32/30 2/1/1832 4/4285, 4/4062 1005, 1006 with his wife Judith, free per “Broxbornebury” in 1814; torn up on his receiving a ticket of leave (no.33/551)
TICKET OF LEAVE
MCNALLY Patrick 1/9/1814 Certificate of Emancipation 382 [4/4427] COD18 601
PARDON

Surname FirstName Alias Vessel Year Pardon No Pardon Type Date of Pardon Item Reel Remarks Page MCNALLY Patrick Surrey 1814 44/268 CP 1 Jul 1843 [4/4445] 781 109
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MCNALLY Patrick 2 0 [4/8486] 0 Nov 1833 Windsor