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Convicts, Clothing (1821) to Convicts, Mitigation of Sentences


1821 Oct 17

Requisition for capes for female prisoners in Parramatta Factory (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.189)

1821 Nov 6

List of articles of slop clothing issued to Edward New in 1819 (Reel 6052; 4/1751 p.3)

1821 Dec 19

Slop clothing issued to convicts by the Commissariat Department just before landing from the ship (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.152-3)

1822

Petition from prisoners employed by Government out of the Barracks in want of clothing (Reel 6054; 4/1759 pp.125a-c)

1822 Feb

Petition from "a Number of Exiles" employed by Government out of Barracks for clothing allowance (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.125)

1822 Mar 28

Re a request for convict tailors to make suits (Reel 6055; 4/1760 pp.222-222a)

1822 Aug

Re preparation of Factory suits for convicts (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.129, 173)

1823 Nov 14

Re clothing of at Bathurst settlement (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.588-9, 595)

1823 Dec 16

Re clothing to be worn at Newcastle (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.715-6)

1824 Mar 2

Kilts for Mill Gang at Carters Barracks (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.418)

1824 Aug 27

Re clothing allowance at Moreton Bay (Reel 6019, 4/3794 pp.3-4; Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.278)

1824 Oct 29

Re supply for convicts per "Mangles" (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.629)

1824 Oct 30

Needed for new inmates at Sydney Gaol (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.641)

1825 Jun 1

Straw for hats (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.411)

CONVICTS, Conduct

1804 Aug 4

Regulations re conduct and movement of prisoners and penalties (Reel 6037; SZ992 pp.87-90)

1815 Jul 15

Convicts to remove hats or caps to civil or military officers when meeting or passing (Reel 6045, 4/1732 p.182; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.380; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.118-9)

1821 Mar 14

Rewards for good conduct for those being sent to Port Macquarie (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.282-5)

1822 Nov 6

List of men who by their good conduct whilst on board the "Eliza" deserve to have religious books given them (Reel 6055; 4/1762 p.54)

1823 Sep 16

Re plan for abandonment of Wellington Valley (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.250)

CONVICTS, Divine Service

1804 Mar 1

Re attendance at Divine Service (Reel 6037; SZ992 pp.14-15)

1810 May 19

Required to attend Divine Service on Sundays (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.365)

1819 Sep 21

Permission sought to hold weekly divine service in convicts' barracks in addition to Sunday service in church (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.23-4)

1820 Aug

Performed by Lieutenant William Kenworthy at Newcastle for military and convicts, there being no chaplain (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.159-64)

CONVICTS, Education

1822 Aug 26-Nov 2

Weekly progress reports of the school formed on board the convict ship "Arab" during the voyage to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.197-209b)

CONVICTS, Emancipists

1811 Apr 27

Re circumstances under which ex-convicts could leave New South Wales for India (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.171-3)

1814 Dec 3

Re permission for prisoners or conditionally emancipated persons to leave Colony (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.339)

1819 Jan 6

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

CONVICTS, Employment

1796 Jun 8

Government and General Order re men to gather thatch (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1800 Oct 1-1801 Dec 16

Re number of convicts allowed to officers (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.343-5)

1800 Oct 2

Re duties and obligations of masters of assigned convicts (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.339-40)

1800 Oct 3

Prohibiting Government servants having others do their work (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.340)

1801 Jun 1-1802 Apr 17

Re assigned servants going off the Stores (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.340-1)

1803 Jul 5; 1804 Feb 6

Convicts not to be employed without written evidence of their status (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.342)

1804 Jan 14; 1816 Dec 7

Rates of pay for labour (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.349-51)

1804 Apr 28

Labour of assigned servants granted as remuneration for services to Government by master (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.377)

1811 Aug 22

Re applications for newly arrived convicts as assigned servants (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.369)

1811 Sep 7,14

Regulations to prevent Government mechanics from stealing tools, iron, timber, etc (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.371-4)

1811 Oct 26

Working hours (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.348)

1812 Feb 21

Convict mechanics had responsibility for the safe custody of their tools (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.57-8)

1813 Mar 31

Convict qualified to manufacture flax was allowed to accompany voyage of prospectors to New Zealand (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.35-6)

1813 Jul 24

Regulations re hire and discharge of female prisoners (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.358-9)

1814 Sep 1

Regulations forbidding assignment of a Government servant to each civil and military officer at the Public Expense (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.525-6)

1814 Sep 10

General Order for guidance of persons with Government servants, and of servants themselves (Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.360-4; Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.527-32)

1814 Oct 1

Subordinate officers to receive one Government servant each as part of their salary (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.377-8)

1815 Sep 30

Settlers not to discharge convicts merely because they were unqualified for a particular job (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.380-1)

1816 Apr 1,2

To Jeffreys, Master, "Kangaroo", re convicts serving on vessels making foreign voyages (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.424, 429)

1816 May 25

Working hours to be varied during winter (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.348)

1817 Apr 12

Public notice re punishment of newly arrived convicts misrepresenting status as artificers (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.338-9)

1818 Jan 10

Applications for assigned servants to be made to Superintendent of Convicts, not the Governor (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.370)

1818 Nov 21

Complaints re wages or treatment made by convicts to go before district Justice of the Peace (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.107-14)

1819 Aug 19

Crown lands at Toongabbie to be cultivated by men drafted from convict ships (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.413-6)

1819 Sep 8

200 men to be employed at Emu Plains agricultural settlement (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.402-12)

1820 Jul 19

Application for domestic servant from the Parramatta Factory (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.92-4)

1820 Oct 3

Application for carpenter and bricklayer (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.183-5)

1820 Nov 12

Request for 40 more convicts for manual work (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.239-41)

1820 Nov 21

Re discharge of from public works gangs and drafting into service of settlers (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.68-70)

1821 Oct 2

Re conduct of men in road parties in neighbourhood of Liverpool (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.63-5)

1821 Nov 16

40 male convicts per "John Barry" sent to Windsor district (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.23-4)

1821 Dec 6

Prisoners distributed in Windsor district according to list (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.84-6)

1821 Dec 16

Request by W Howe for more labourers (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.134-7)

1821 Dec 31

Application by J Mackenzie for two field labourers (Reel 6052; 4/1751 p.46)

1823 Sep 19

Re scope for in Moreton Bay district (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.279-80)

1823 Dec 16

Hours and conditions of at Newcastle (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.713-14, 719-20)

1825 Oct 5

Employment of (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.447)

CONVICTS, Executions

1795 Nov 13

Government and General Order re Garrisons attendance (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1795 Nov 14

Government and General Order re postponement of (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1795 Nov 16

Government and General Order re example of (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1818 Feb 26

Re execution of James Fitzpatrick, William Wallis, Edward Haley and Samuel Pollock (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.230-3)

1820 Dec 21

Re suspension of death sentence in case of certain prisoners (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.289-90)

1823

The bodies of those executed to be dissected and anatomised (Reel 6057, 4/1766 pp.60-61b; Reel 6057, 4/1767 pp.129-129a)

1823 Oct 11

Need for military to be present (Reel 6057; 4/1767 pp.127-127a)

CONVICTS, Families

1817 Mar 1

Public notice re convicts permitted to have families join them and regulations re applications (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.323-4; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.383)

1821 Jan 3

Return of applications for wives and families to join convicts required by Commission of Enquiry (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.263-4)

1822 Jan 17

Public Notice re applications for wives and children to be sent out at expense of the Crown (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.21)

1824-25

Applications for free passages for wives and families of convicts (Fiche 3285-3288; 4/1112.1A)

1824 Oct 27

Re memorials for wives to join their husbands (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.621)

CONVICTS, Female see also PROSTITUTION

CONVICTS, Female

1796 Jul 5

Government & General Order re muster of female convicts per "Marquis Cornwallis" and "Indispensable" (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1810 Aug 11

Amount of clothing and blankets to be issued from H.M. Stores to women employed at public labour (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.82)

1810 Sep 22

Employers of female convicts per "Canada" to enter into security for their proper treatment (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.356)

1812 Oct 28

Arrival of female convicts per "Minstrel" (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.353-4)

1813 Jul 24

Conditions for assignment of women convicts as servants (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.122-4)

1813 Jul 24

Regulations re hire and discharge of female prisoners (Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.358-9)

1815 Jun 19

Official reports on, and lists of, the female convicts and their children who arrived per "Northampton" (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.155-74)

1815 Aug 8

Convicts from "Francis and Eliza" assigned as servants (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.15)

1816 Jan 26

List of female convicts for the Derwent being supplied to Mrs Forster (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.51)

1816 Aug 28

Reference to alphabetical list of female convicts in colony at date of Governor Macquarie's arrival and those who had arrived since up to 31 Dec 1816 (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.114)

1817 Feb 27

Muster of female convicts on "Lord Melville" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.62-3)

1817 Feb 27

Conduct of female convicts on "Lord Melville" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.64)

1817 Sep 12

Precautions taken to prevent prostitution during transport of female convicts on "Canada" (Reel 6046; 4/1738 p.290)

1817 Sep 19

89 female convicts, with 11 children, landed from "Canada" in good health (Reel 6046; 4/1738 p.289)

1817 Dec 6

Female prisoners, arrived per "Canada", seeking remuneration for beef rations (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.280-1)

1818 Jan 14

Prostitution of female convicts on board "Friendship" (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.55-67)

1818 Sep 26

General conduct of female convicts on "Maria" reported to be good (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.321-2)

1818 Nov 23,25

Prostitution of women on board "Elizabeth" (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.332-4)

1819 Sep 11

Scale of rations for female convicts in Parramatta Factory and for children of female convicts (Reel 6048, 4/1743 pp.5-6; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.398-9)

1820 May 16

Female convicts to be taken to Port Dalrymple and Hobart per "Princess Charlotte" (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.334-7)

1820 May 19

Receipt of instructions that women from Parramatta Factory not to be assigned as servants (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.23-4)

1821 Aug 30

All female convicts assigned as servants were given under conditions of special bond (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.94)

1821 Oct 17

Requisition for capes for female prisoners in Parramatta Factory (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.189)

1821 Dec 17

Request for two women servants for Port Macquarie settlement (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.147-9)

1825 Jun 7

Marsden's request for attendance at baptism of children (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.447)

1825 Jun 22, Jul 13

Assignment of (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.382, 389)

CONVICTS, General

1813 Oct 9

General Order prohibiting issue by convicts of any promissory note or note of hand, or circulation of such notes by free persons (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.241-2; Reel 6039; SZ756 pp.375-6)

1815 Apr 17

Request for bedding and blankets for men servants (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.133-4)

1817 Sep 11

Opinion for increase of crime (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.280-1)

1820 Apr 20-May 8

Acknowledgement of receipt of circular addressed to Magistrates giving instructions relative to sentences of convicts, assigned servants and issue of tickets of leave (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.320-5)

CONVICTS, Health

1815 Dec 4

Regulations to be enforced re treatment of convicts on transports (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.99-100)

1816 Mar 23

Request that vaccine be sent out to all transport ships (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.123)

1816 Dec 25

Attention to health of convicts on board "Surrey" shown by the captain and doctor (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.25-9)

1817 Mar 8

Re health of male convicts per "Fame" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.200)

1817 Mar 17

Re health of convicts per "Sir William Bensley" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.215-6)

1817 Jul 12

Regulations to be observed by Surgeons receiving assigned servants in hospital (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.382)

1818 Dec 8

Certificates for gratuities to Surgeon Superintendents of convict ships on their return to England had never been signed by D Wentworth because he had not been asked to inspect their journals or accounts (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.131-2)

1819 Mar 24

Form of certificates for collection of gratuities by Surgeon Superintendents of convict ships changed because failure of surgeons to submit diaries or lists of expenditure (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.187-8)

1819 Nov 3

Convicts working on Government Agricultural Establishment at Emu Plains weak with change of water & diet (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.433-6)

1820 Aug 23-Oct 11

Re medical attention given to prisoners on transports "Mangles", "Hadlow", "Agamemnon" and "Guildford" (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.82-3, 85-6)

1823-4

Return of sick treated in General Hospitals (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.323-5)

1823 Mar

Re diseases contracted by guard and convicts per "Surrey" (Reel 6058; 4/1770 pp.120-120a)

1824 Aug 10

Re instructions for treatment of convicts on board "Grenada" (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.215-7, 220-1, 223)

CONVICTS, Irish Insurgents

1802 May 21

Re conduct and treatment of Irish Insurgents (Fiche 3289; 5/3822.2A pp.5-10)

CONVICTS, Mechanics and Tradesmen

1811 Sep 14

Government public notice re use of Government supplied tools by tradesmen and mechanics on non-Government work (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.244-5)

1816 Oct 10

Fewer mechanics such as carpenters and builders on "Elizabeth" than was usual (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.157-60)

1817 Mar 11

Many carpenters among convicts transported on "Fame" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.203)

1817 Mar 17

Only a few useful mechanics among convicts brought on "Sir William Bensley" (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.215-6)

1817 Apr 12

Punishment of convicts wrongly reporting themselves as artificers or mechanics; restrictions of boats near convict vessels (Reel 6046, 4/1737 p.287; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.383-4)

1817 Jul 30

Request for services of carpenters by Eliza Harris (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.229)

1821 Dec 22

Employment of (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.17)

1822 Mar 31-1823 Sep 30

Lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned, from the quarter ending 31 Mar 1822 to the quarter ending 30 Sep 1823 (Fiche 3296; X53)

1822 Jun 27

Suitability of (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.71)

1823 May 30

List of persons who have neglected to pay for convict mechanics assigned up to 31 Mar 1822 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.422)

1824 c.Apr

List of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics for the quarters ending 31 Dec 1823 and 31 Mar 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1778 pp.265a-k)

1824 Apr 28

Nominal return of bonded mechanics, together with names of individuals to whom assigned and present distribution (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 pp.7-9)

1824 c.Jul

Account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.173a-g)

1824 Sep 8

Re applications for (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.271, 272)

1824 Oct 8

List of defaulters in payment for assigned convict tradesmen up to 30 Sep 1824 (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 pp.1-6)

1825 Apr 13

Convicts considered as mechanics (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.165)

CONVICTS, Mitigation of Sentences

1810-22

Commutations of sentences [for persons tried & sentenced to death in the Colony] (Reel 6070; 4/7020)

1814 Nov 19

General order re persons not having documentary evidence of tickets of leave, pardons, certificates of freedom to make application for the same (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.4-5)

1814 Dec 10

General order re applications for free and conditional pardons and tickets of leave; procedure for certification and recommendation of applications (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.15-7)

1816 Jan 29, Feb

Statement of amount for two free pardons and thirty-nine conditional pardons and one ticket of leave delivered to men making road from Parramatta to the Nepean (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.54)

1816 Nov 16

Notice that applications for remission of sentences would not be received in Dec 1816 (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.280-1)

1816 Nov 16

Notice re persons claiming remissions of sentences at General Muster without documents, and provision of duplicates (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.281-6)

1817 Nov 15

General Order re date for receipt of applications for mitigations of sentences (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.407-8)

1818 Feb 21

Notice re date for collection of documents for remission of sentences (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.453-4

1818 Jul 1

List of prisoners presently or lately at Bathurst recommended for mitigation of sentence by William Cox (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.107)

1818 Nov 7

Public notice deferring applications for pardons but not tickets of leave (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.516-7)

1821 Nov 30

Convicts recommended for some mitigation of sentence on account of industry in public works (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.50-2)

1824 Oct 24

Petition from prisoners lately respited from the awful sentence of death to be sent to Moreton Bay (Reel 6066; 4/1803 pp.25-6)

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