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Commissariat (1817) to Commons (1811)


1817 Jan 1

Settlers not to be victualled for more than six months from H.M. Stores (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.465)

1817 Mar 18

Request from G Johnston for recommendation for appointment as Staff Commissariat clerk (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.204-6)

1817 Apr 12

Re general issue of winter slop clothing (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.444)

1817 Jul 5

General Order convening committee to examine receipts (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.364-5)

1817 Oct 17

Persons victualled by Government not to leave their rations to accumulate in H.M. Stores (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.445)

1818 Jan 31

Alteration in Victualling Store from 24 to 31 Jan 1818 (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.224)

1818 Feb 5

Re issue of rations to wives of soldiers and officers (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.445-6)

1818 Feb 25

No returns had been furnished by William Broughton for period he had been in charge (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.237-8)

1818 Mar 16

Shortage of provisions for troops & civilians proceeding to Port Dalrymple, also shortage of slops for male convicts there (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.248-50)

1818 Apr 17

G Harrison placed under charge of Frederick Drennan with general instructions as to management (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.12-7)

1818 Apr 18

Payment by Crown request for G Crossley in cause against John Palmer (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.267)

1818 Nov 13

Half-yearly and quarterly returns to be made immediately (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.314)

1818 Dec 19

Government and general order reducing price of animal food supplied to Commissariat Department to 5pence per pound (Reel 6038, SZ759 p.545; Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.189-93; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.67-8)

1819

Form of receipt of goods supplied to H.M. magazines (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.53)

1819

Form of order addressed to H I Addington, Agent for Colony, Treasury, London, to cash bill of exchange in payment of salary (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.54)

1819

Re quantities of wheat received into Commissariat Stores at Sydney weekly in 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.94-6, 382-4)

1819-23

Lists of stores shipped on board convict ships for use of convicts & passengers (Reel 6022; 4/7015.3 pp.1-247)

1819 Jan-Dec

Returns of the Commissariat & correspondence re system of administering Government Stores (Fiche 3301; 4/1093.2 pp.1-30)

1819 Jan 6

Information to be gathered for report upon prices (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.12-7)

1819 Jan 25-1820 Jan 28

Letters, returns, abstracts, etc re irregularities in Commissariat Department & inefficiency of Frederick Drennan (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.1-117)

1819 Jan 25; 1820 Jun 24

Returns of storekeepers & extra clerks in the Commissariat (Fiche 3301, 4/1093.2 p.1; Reel 6049, 4/1744 p.373 & 4/1745 pp.1, 2)

1819 Feb 5

Objection to issue of store receipts & proposal to issue paper currency (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.21-5)

1819 Feb 8

Government & general order re issue of saleable or transferable store receipts discontinued; in future store receipts to be presented to Deputy Commissary General for payment either in coin or notes issued on account of H.M. Treasury (Reel 6039, SZ756 p.467; Reel 6048, 4/1742 pp.162-3a; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.109-10)

1819 Feb 8

Deputy Commissary General's proposal to issue paper currency in lieu of store receipts approved (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.26-9)

1819 Feb 15

Demands of Acting Engineer to be met without counter signature of the Governor (Reel 6048, 4/1742 p.164; Reel 6049, 4/1745 p.91)

1819 Feb 24

Return of provisions in H.M. magazines in Sydney (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.221-2, 223-5)

1819 Mar 5

Influence of New South Wales Bank on system of store receipts alleged (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.17-20)

1819 Apr 30

Return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in kind; by the Deputy Commissary General's Office (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.257-62)

1819 Apr 30

Return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in cash or grain; from the Deputy Commissary General's Office (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.252-6)

1819 May 1

William Cordeaux & George Hull to attend at Liverpool & Windsor to pay for public services in Commissariat notes (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.30-1)

1819 Jun 17

Return of sums paid on account of public services (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.87)

1819 Jun 28

Re amount of store receipts consolidated since 24 Mar 1819 & amount outstanding (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.255-6)

1819 Aug 21

Orders re victualling patients at Sydney Hospital (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.487-9)

1819 Sep 1

Difficult to secure sufficient meat for Government stores, persons being unable to fulfil tenders owing to devastation caused by caterpillars (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.400-2)

1819 Sep 2

Tender of John Gandell for supply of 15 tons of salt pork to (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.403-4)

1819 Sep 23

Persons tendering to supply Commissariat Department with animal food to enter into bond for due performance of contract (Reel 6048, 4/1743 pp.25-8; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.471)

1819 Oct 14

Notice to holders of 5/- & 10/- notes issued on account of public services to present them for liquidation at the Commissariat Office or at the out-stations (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.11)

1819 Dec 18

Abstract of sums advanced to Deputy Assistant Commissary General George Hull at Hobart by Deputy Commissary General Drennan between 5 Sep & 18 Dec 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.4)

1819 Dec 19

Order reducing price of animal food (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.472)

1819 Dec 21

Account of bills drawn on H.M. Treasury by Deputy Commissary General Drennan for expenses of Government between 25 Jan & 24 Dec 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.77-85 & pp.372-81 [second copy])

1819 Dec 24

List of notes issued by Deputy Commissary General Drennan for payment of supplies, etc between 24 Jan & 24 Dec 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.3)

1819 Dec 24

Deputy Commissary General Drennan's account with H.M. Treasury from 25 Jan to 24 Dec 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.56-65, 361-71)

1819 Dec 31

Responsibility of for accounts from Agricultural Establishment at Emu Plains denied by F Drennan (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.166-7)

1820

List of store receipts of the Commissariat Department paid & found to be forgeries (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.35-52, 55, 359-60)

1820 Jan 28

Warrant for drawing bills on Treasury must be obtained from Governor who was in sole charge of the Department (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.146-7 & 4/1745 pp.116-7)

1820 Mar 4

Claim on Government owing to misconduct of Deputy Commissary General D Allan (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.220-1)

1820 Mar 24

Return of wheat received into H.M. magazines (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.111)

1820 Apr 20

Statement of slop clothing in H.M. magazines, Parramatta (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.247)

1820 Apr 24

Statement of wheat in store on 24th day of each month from 25 Jul 1819, quantity actually issued & quantity lost by weevils, etc, under charge of Deputy Assistant Commissary General P Roberts at Windsor (Reel 6049, 4/1745 p.115; Reel 6050, 4/1746 p.250)

1820 Apr 24

Storekeepers employed since 25 Jan 1819 in Colony & Van Diemen's Land to submit the duplicates & triplicates of store receipts issued since that date (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.375 & 4/1745 p.69)

1820 Apr 24

Receipt of wheat and meat into H.M. magazines at Bathurst (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.234)

1820 Jun 1

Account of quantity of wheat received in H.M. magazines, Sydney, for 1820 (Reel 6049, 4/1745 p.97; Reel 6050, 4/1747 p.47)

1820 Jun 13

Request by Captain T J Mowat of "Janus" for 36 gallons of rum to replace amount allowed from ship's stores for the surgeon and passengers (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.66-7)

1820 Jun 17,20,22, Aug 15

Re Board of Enquiry into the operation of the Commissariat (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.85, 88-90, 92-6, 202)

1820 Jun 24

List of advertisements in Sydney Gazette for sale of stores by public auction at H.M. magazines (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.376 & 4/1745 pp.98-9)

1820 Jun 24

List of advertisements in Sydney Gazette for tenders for fresh meat the persons from whom tenders were received (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.379-82 & 4/1745 pp.88-90)

1820 Jun 24

List of persons supplying wheat at Newcastle (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.385-6 & 4/1745 p.70)

1820 Jun 24

Return of sums paid by Deputy Commissary General F Drennan as per warrant of Governor Macquarie on account of public services (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.387-8)

1820 Jun 24

Account of bills drawn on H.M. Treasury by Deputy Commissary General Drennan for expenses of Government between 25 Dec 1819 & 24 Jun 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.389-94a & 4/1745 pp.71-6 [second copy])

1820 Jun 24

List of persons paid at Sydney for meat & grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at the out Stations from 3 May 1819 to 24 Jun 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.383-4 & 4/1745 pp.32-4 [second copy])

1820 Jul 1

List of advertisements which have appeared in Sydney Gazette re reception of wheat in H.M. magazines (Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.92-3; Reel 6050, 4/1747 pp.74-6)

1820 Jul 4

Re estimate of expenses to be incurred from 25 Dec 1819 to 24 Dec 1820 (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.77)

1820 Jul 14

Return of cash in Deputy Commissary General's office (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.406 & 4/1745 p.86)

1820 Jul 19,20

Facilities granted to, by Bank of New South Wales in exchange of notes for specie; amount of notes of F Drennan held by Bank; commission charged by Bank for consolidation of store receipts, etc (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.100-8)

1820 Jul 26

Robbery of notes from stores at Windsor (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.112-4, 118-20)

1820 Jul 26

Letter from N T Parker re intention of Captain Gillman to deprive him of quarters & buildings necessary for safety of the public stores (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.98-100)

1820 Aug 8

To supply list of persons receiving forage or allowances & list of articles likely to be required from England for use in the Colony (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.122-4)

1820 Aug 25

Memorandum of stores landed & disposed of from "Neptune" with their prime cost in England (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.140)

1820 Aug 26

Permission sought to call in all bills issued by Commissariat Department to be ready for any other system of payment adopted by Governor (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.175-6)

1820 Sep 1

Report of investigation into administration of Commissariat Department under Frederick Drennan & into certain frauds & forgeries, ending with recommendations (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.192-237, 262-89)

1820 Sep 1

Extracts of Report of the Board appointed to enquire into management of Commissariat Department (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.238-61, 290-1)

1820 Sep 19

Payment for purchases by Commissariat Department by notes of hand to be discontinued & system of payment by store receipts to be re-introduced (Reel 6050, 4/1746 pp.44-9; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.468-9)

1820 Sep 24

J T Bigge recommending improvements and repairs (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.17a-17b)

1820 Sep 26

Newcomen Edgeworth discharged from position of clerk & Thomas Byrne appointed (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.171)

1820 Sep 28

Tenders for supply of pork received from E Eagar and R Campbell (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.176-8)

1820 Sep 30

Stores of lime juice remaining on transports on arrival always handed in to Commissariat Department (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.84)

1820 Oct 9

Store receipts issued after 25 Oct 1820 to be made payable to order, not to bearer, as safeguard against fraud (Reel 6050, 4/1746 pp.60-3; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.470)

1820 Oct 17

Requisition for stationery could not be supplied owing to great shortage (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.205)

1820 Oct 24

Abstract of store receipts brought in for consolidation & paid by Deputy Commissary General Drennan on account of the public service (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.187-8)

1820 Nov 7

Request from Messrs Jones & Riley for payment of certain bills and store receipts issued by P G Hogan in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.226-8)

1820 Nov 8

Request from H C Simmond for provisions for three men of "Dromedary" (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.229)

1820 Nov 17

Letter from W L Edwardson re charter party of "Agamemnon" (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.249)

1820 Nov 18

Suggested that accumulation of raisins in Commissariat Department from convict ships be sold at auction (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.250)

1820 Nov 22

Request that public notice be given as to commodities required by Commissariat Department (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.71-4)

1820 Nov 24

Abstract of store receipts brought in for consolidation and paid by Deputy Commissary General Drennan on account of the public service (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.136-9)

1820 Nov 25

Suggested that system of fixing maximum price of wheat supplied to Commissariat Department be discontinued & tender system substituted, lowest tender to be accepted (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.101-5)

1820 Nov 25

Suggested that proportion of the Government Herds be appropriated to increase supply now down to less than one month's consumption (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.259)

1820 Dec 20

Request for certain articles for "Dromedary" to be supplied from (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.302)

1820 Dec 24

Re amount of store receipts consolidated and paid on account of public service from 25 Nov to 24Dec 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.354-8)

1821

Schedule of persons who have entered into bonds for the return of cattle issued to them from the Government Herds on a limited credit (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.284)

1821; 1822 Jun 26

Re supply of coal from His Majesty's Dock Yard (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.129-31)

1821 Jan 14

Persons with claims on Commissariat Department to apply for liquidation before departure of Frederick Drennan (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.135)

1821 Jan 24-May 24

Abstract of store receipts brought in for consolidation and paid by Deputy Commissary General Drennan on account of the public service (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.140-86)

1821 Mar 19

Re estimate to expenses for current year as required by Treasury (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.122-3)

1821 Mar 22

Tools, stores, etc shipped on board "Prince Leopold" from H.M. Stores, Sydney, for use at Hobart (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.316-9)

1821 Mar 29

Recommendation that surplus biscuit be issued as rations and surplus vinegar and raisins be sold by auction (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.124-6)

1821 May 24

Account of surplus stores in H.M. Magazines & handed over to Deputy Commissary General Weymss (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.132)

1821 May 24

Account of surplus stores in H.M. Magazines on Deputy Commissary General Drennan giving over the charge to Deputy Commissary General Weymss (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.133)

1821 May 29-Sep 22

Report of F Goulburn, T Murray and J T Campbell appointed as Committee to examine accounts of Frederick Drennan (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.362-70)

1821 Jul 30

Explanation for delay in completion of accounts of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.390-1)

1821 Sep 8

List of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.55-122)

1821 Oct 1

Request for payment of balance due from Commissariat Department under decree of Supreme Court (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.163-71)

1821 Oct 17

Receipt signed by Richard Fitzgerald for money from Thomas Gordon for payment for two cows purchased 1811 (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.397)

1821 Oct 17

To issue extra half pound flour to prisoners in barracks when meat ration is Otaheitian pork (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.188)

1821 Oct 24

Receipt for goods received from Police Department, having been seized from "Adamant" (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.85)

1821 Nov 17

Procedure in certain exchequer and audit accounts altered by British Act (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.119-24)

1821 Dec 8

Intention of Government to advertise for tenders in future for grinding of wheat (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.233-4)

1822

Letters (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.1-116)

1822-23

Returns of wheat, oats & animal food delivered into H.M. Store at Bathurst (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.489-93)

1822 Jan 30-Feb 16

Supplementary account for provisions furnished to Major General Macquarie on his voyage to Europe (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.7, 10-1)

1822 Mar 6

Minutes of Evidence of Board of Enquiry, relative to a charge against the Chief Engineer (Major Druitt) by Charles Ellis (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.13)

1822 Mar 8

Requisition from Judge Advocate (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.14)

1822 Mar 25

Urgent additions required to granary at Parramatta (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.212)

1822 Apr 1-Dec 31

Abstract of accounts for supplies to Grose Farm (Fiche 3301; 4/7106.1 pp.16-17)

1822 Apr 14

Re application by Judge Advocate Wylde for an allowance of rations (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.5-6, 8)

1822 May 16

Commissariat Store on list receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.39)

1822 c.Aug, Aug 21

Petition against use of Spanish dollars as payment for supplies (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.119-124[d]); the Governor's reply (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.125-34)

1822 Nov 13

Re lack of granaries, etc (Reel 6055; 4/1762 p.70)

1823

Format of Way Bill (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.432)

1823-25

Re provisions for Wellington Valley (Reel 6069; 4/1818)

1823 Jan 3-Dec 16

Letters (Reel 6057; 4/1766 pp.85-158)

1823 Mar 19; 1825 Nov 29

Bonded Stores (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.156-7, 461)

1823 Apr 22; 1824 Feb 16

Re establishment of a Commissariat of Accounts in New South Wales (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.102-103c)

1823 Dec 15

Account of gin & brandy imported since 1 Jan 1823 remaining in the Bonded Store (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.32)

1824 Jan 6-Dec 28

Letters (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.93-125)

1824 Nov 5

List of schoolmasters and assistants who have lately drawn rations (Reel 6060; 4/1776 p.120)

1825

Letters (Reel 6063; 4/1784 pp.226-52)

1825 c.Jan

Proposed regulations relating to the administration of the system of accounting for and issuing of rations to convicts, with samples of forms (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.162-93)

1825 Sep 29

Re regulations for the issue of provisions at Melville Island (Reel 6019; 4/3792 p.9)

COMMISSARIAT, Van Diemen's Land see VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Commissariat

COMMISSARIAT STORES see under place

COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY see BIGGE, John Thomas; SCOTT, Thomas Hobbes

COMMISSIONER OF ENQUIRY see BIGGE, John Thomas

COMMISSIONERS FOR APPORTIONING THE TERRITORY see also CORDEAUX, William

COMMISSIONERS FOR APPORTIONING THE TERRITORY

1825 Jun 23

Re instructions for apportioning the Colony (Reel 6014; 4/3514 pp.530-5)

COMMISSIONERS FOR VICTUALLING H.M. NAVY see VICTUALLING OFFICE, London

COMMISSIONERS OF H.M. NAVY see NAVY, Commissioners of, London

"COMMODORE HAYES"

1823 Mar 14

Navy Office to Governor re conveyance to India of escort detachment per (Reel 6028; 4/1095.1 pp.144-5)

1823 Mar 22

Statement of provisions shipped on board for the use of convicts after their arrival (Reel 6023; 4/1095.2 p.31)

1823 Aug 30

Certificates for the Naval Commissioners re the arrival of (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.210-11)

1823 Dec 15

Account of gin and brandy imported on by A Frazier on 11 Sep 1823 remaining in the Bonded Store (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.32)

"COMMODORE HAYES", Master of see MONCRIEF, Lewis William

COMMONS

1804 Aug 4

Establishment of commons in various districts for grazing cattle and sheep (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.281-2)

1804 Aug 11-12

Grants made to settlers of the Districts of Baulkham Hills, Field of Mars & Eastern Farms, Nelson, Phillip, Prospect & Richmond Hill for commons. On list of all grants & leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.150, 152)

1811 Oct 5

1,000 acres marked out in vicinity of Sydney for the common pasturage of cattle (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.240-1)

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