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Davey, Thomas to Davidson, F

DAVEY, Thomas (Lieutenant Colonel). Lieutenant Governor, Van Diemen's Land

First arrived in Jan 1788 with the marines guarding the convicts and remained until 1792; returned to Sydney on 25 Oct 1812; left for Hobart Town in February 1813; Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land, 4 Feb 1813 to 9 Apr 1817; granted 3,000 acres on Coal River in 1813 and a further 8,000 on his resignation; sailed for England in 1821; died in London on 2 May 1823.


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 pp.23, 24)

1812 Oct 25-1819 May 15

Correspondence concerning his arrival & administration of Van Diemen's Land including Macquarie's instructions of 30 Jan 1813; & his requests for land grants & other indulgences. A list of these papers is filmed at the beginning of each reel (Reel 6071-2, 4/6576 p.323 - 4/6578 p.410; Reel 6072, 4/6579 pp.385-90)

1812 Nov 2

Appointed president of Court Martial to be held in Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.355-6)

1812 Dec 5

Lately arrived in Sydney from England & to proceed to the Derwent per "Minstrel" (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.184)

1813 Jan 21

Enclosing memorial of John Beamont for grant of land (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.341-2)

1813 May 25

Advising him that Mr Lang had permission to take three convict servants with him on the "Active" to Hobart Town (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.226-7)

1813 Jun 5-1814 Mar 10

Papers re charges brought by Deputy Commissary Leonard Fosbrook against Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Geils of 73rd Regiment and subsequent Court of Enquiry (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.65-340)

1813 Jun 20-1814 Jan 9

Provisions shipped to him from Norfolk Island (Reel 6020; 4/6977A pp.107,109,111)

1813 Jul 20

Advising him of lifting of restrictions on landing of goods at ports in Van Diemen's Land with the exception of spirits (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.240-1)

1813 Sep 2,4

To receive condemned spirits from the Public Stores at Hobart; listed as the Lieutenant Governor (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.246-7)

1813 Sep 7

Requesting him to arrange land grants and other indulgences for Francis Williams, James Mitchell & John Townson, free settlers (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.247-51)

1813 Sep 10-6

Authorising land grants for Deputy Assistant Commissary General Hogan; forwarding form to be used by convicts when applying for certificate of freedom or pardon & a list of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land; directing a general muster be taken of all the inhabitants; & restricting the number of convicts to be assigned to Government officers & articles to be purchased by them from the Government Stores (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.255, 257-64)

1813 Oct 4

Advising Arnold Fisk that Davey will be instructed to arrange for him a land grant and other indulgences as a free settler (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.553)

1813 Oct 25

Authorising land grants & indulgences for Arnold Fisk & John Ingle, free settlers (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.278-80)

1813 Oct 28, Nov 20

Directing him to give George Salter cows from Government Herds in exchange for farm at Parramatta (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.280-2, 291-2)

1813 Nov 20

Re proposal from Dennis McCarty to make a high road between Elizabeth Town and the River at New Town, connecting New Norfolk and Hobart Town (Reel 6003; 4/3492 pp.292-3)

1814 Feb 1

Authorising land grant and indulgences for John Williamson, free settler (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.30)

1814 Feb 11,18

To W H Mansell re escape of George Williams at Port Dalrymple; Davey to forward Jacob Mountgarrett to Sydney (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.35-6, 49)

1814 Feb 18

To Edward Lord authorising grant in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.46)

1814 Feb 19

Directing him to purchase all spare grain to relieve scarcity in New South Wales (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.54)

1814 Mar 9

Transmitting list of convicts being forwarded on the "Active" and lists of persons to receive conditional pardons and land grants (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.80-4)

1814 Mar 21

Re settlement of Edward Lord at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.96-8)

1814 Mar 21,22

To Lieutenant Colonel Geils re memorial of William Collins and David Wakefield concerning purchase of their farms (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.95, 101)

1814 Apr 6

Forwarding lists of convicts and free passengers proceeding on "Active" and "Windham" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.132-3)

1814 May 27

Transmitting pardons for persons at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.180)

1814 Jul 29

Contracted for spirit to be landed at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.392)

1814 Aug 16,17

Re transport of convicts and free passengers to Van Diemen's Land per "Kangaroo" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.244-5, 249)

1814 Aug 17

Giving permission for Aborigine named Mosquito, banished by Governor King to Norfolk Island and thence to Port Dalrymple, to return to Sydney (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.251)

1814 Aug 18

Three sick female convicts disembarked from "Kangaroo" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.252)

1814 Aug 18

Authorising return of Edward Entwhistle per "Indefatigable" to Sydney per "Kangaroo", his wife and mother having arrived (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.258)

1814 Oct 11

Purchased premises from G W Evans (Fiche 3261; 4/433 p.14)

1815 Jan 26

To George Evans, Deputy Surveyor of Lands at Hobart Town, instructing him to embark on "Estramina" for Sydney to accompany Governor on journey westward of the Blue Mountains (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.428)

1815 Jan 26

Advising him that Ensign Skelton, 46th Regiment, had permission to take his assigned servant, Arthur Doogan, to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.429)

1815 Feb 3,13,21

To Lieutenant Jeffreys requesting a report re delay in return of "Kangaroo" to Sydney; Davey's conduct in the affair (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.438-9, 462-4, 469-70)

1815 Feb 6

Captain Jeffreys, "Kangaroo", to proceed to Port Dalrymple for wheat (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.15-20)

1815 Feb 10

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Henry Rice (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.452)

1815 Mar 13

Transmitting four certificates of freedom (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.481)

1815 Mar 15

Re convicts Magnus Brush & Morris Healy forwarded to Sydney on "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.483-4)

1815 Apr 11

Instructing Lieutenant Jeffreys of "Kangaroo" to replace spirits delivered by Lieutenant Forster to Davey (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.25, 27)

1815 Apr 18

Advising Deputy Commissary General Allan that Davey's salary had been stopped by order of the Lords of the Treasury until debt contracted while he was Paymaster of Marines was liquidated (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.50)

1815 Jul 17

Authorising victualling, a clerk, assistants, and a horse for Evans, Deputy Surveyor of Lands in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.121)

1815 Jul 17

Authorising land grants and indulgences for John Drummond and William Brest (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.122-3)

1815 Jul 18

Authorising tickets of leave or passages to Sydney for Charles Routhley and John Mills (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.124)

1815 Jul 18

Transmitting nine conditional pardons for persons residing in Van Diemen's Land and a letter from Secretary of the Bengal Government (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.127)

1815 Aug 19

Daniel Stanfield requesting iron to complete mill at Clarence Plains (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.171)

1815 Sep 9

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Richard Lewis (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.171)

1815 Sep 16

Authorising land grant and stock for Lieutenant George Banks Forster, master of "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.182-3)

1815 Sep 16

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Martin Timms (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.184)

1815 Sep 18

Transmitting list of three convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land per "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.186-7)

1815 Oct 16

To Deputy Commissary General Allan re price of wheat purchased by Davey from Edward Lord (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.224-5)

1815 Oct 28

To Thomas Archer re exchange of stock and land at Sydney for similar at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.248-9, 251)

1815 Oct 28

Forwarding list of 31 male convicts for Van Diemen's Land per "Emu"; & ordering an alphabetical muster roll be prepared of all convicts alive at the Annual Muster for transmission to England (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.250-1, 253)

1815 Oct 30

Forwarding a letter per "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.257)

1816 Jan 1

Lieutenant Governor, Hobart. On list of persons holding civil and military employments in New South Wales and its dependencies (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.12)

1816 Jan 27

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Edward Luttrell (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.326)

1816 Jan 27

Forwarding list of sixty male and sixteen female convicts embarked on "Emu" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.327)

1816 Jan 27

Forwarded his grant of 3,000 acres, "Carrington Plains" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.328)

1816 Feb 6

Assignment of two parcel of land in Van Diemen's Land to Edward Riley (Fiche 3261; 4/433 pp.104-5)

1816 Feb 13

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Sergeant Donald Sutherland, free settler (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.358)

1816 Feb 13

Transmitting letter to him from Ceylon (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.359)

1816 Feb 13, Apr 8

Re subscriptions to fund for relief of families of those who fell at Waterloo (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.360-1, 447)

1816 Apr 1,2

To Lieutenant Jeffreys re Charles Flhutte and George Waller, convict boys, permitted by Davey to join "Kangaroo" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.424, 429)

1816 Apr 6

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Anthony Fenn Kemp (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.438-9)

1816 Apr 6

Transmitting muster list of passengers and crew of "Lynx" about to depart for Van Diemen's Land under peculiar circumstances (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.441)

1816 Apr 6

Re assignment of Richard Clark to Arnold Fisk; and tickets of leave for him and servants of Lieutenant Campbell (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.442)

1816 Apr 6

Re partiality and prejudice exercised in Commissariat at Hobart and transmitting General Order on the subject (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.443)

1816 Apr 12

Authorising land grant and indulgences for William Duncan, holder of conditional pardon (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.457)

1816 Apr 12

Transmitting list of 40 male and 60 female convicts to be embarked on "Kangaroo" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.459)

1816 May 25

Re Major MacKenzie's and Mr Jones' complaints against conduct of Mr Ingles and his servants (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.495)

1816 May 25

To Riley and Jones re complaints by soldiers of 46th Regiment of conduct of Captain Eddis of the "Tweed" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.496)

1816 May 27

Re discovery of Macquarie Harbour & Port Davey by vessel "Elizabeth" owned by Thomas William Birch; granting him exclusive trade rights for twelve months (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.499-500)

1816 May 27

Authorising land grants and indulgences for John Ingles, Assistant Surgeon Younge, William Blyth and George Gatehouse (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.504)

1816 Jun 19

To William Stewart re deprivation of dog under General Order of Davey (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.514)

1816 Jul 4

Authorising land grant for James Cox at Gordon Plains and for Andrew Barclay at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.17-8)

1816 Jul 30

Authorising land grants & indulgences for R W Fryett & Lieutenant Jeffreys (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.64-5)

1816 Jul 30

Letter to him to be delivered by Lieutenant Jeffreys (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.66)

1816 Jul 31

Transmitting 28 pardons for persons resident in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.68)

1816 Aug 1

Transmitting order for banishment of Dual/Dewal, an Aborigine, from Sydney to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.71)

1816 Aug 1

Re delivery of cattle to Thomas Archer at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.72)

1816 Aug 1

Transmitting list of 104 male and 3 female convicts embarked on "Kangaroo" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.75)

1816 Sep 10

Advising him of visit of settler William Howe (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.119)

1816 Sep 11

Requesting the delivery of letters to nine persons containing Government & General Order prohibiting all officers being concerned in trade (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.122)

1816 Oct 1

Authorising land grants and indulgences for Charles Hardwick, Alexander McKenzie, Richard Barker, and William Howe, free settlers (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.162-5)

1816 Oct 2

Permission given to Joseph Boney to serve sentence at Hobart Town (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.167)

1816 Oct 8

Colonel Sorell to be appointed in his place (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.176)

1816 Nov 20

Authorising land grant and indulgences for William Henry Alcock (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.288)

1816 Nov 28

One packet for to be delivered per "Sophia" to Hobart (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.315)

1816 Dec 12

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Richard Tress (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.358)

1816 Dec 12

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Adolarius W H Humphrey, Alexander Noble, James & Thomas Salmon, James H Reibey and James Lord, free settlers (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.362-3)

1816 Dec 16

Authorising land grant and indulgences for Thomas Shone (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.378)

1816 Dec 16

Forwarding copies of Government and General Orders (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.380)

1816 Dec 16

Forwarding list of 32 male and 1 female convicts embarked on "Kangaroo" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.381-2, 384)

1816 Dec 16

Forwarding inventory of stores & slop clothing being sent per "Kangaroo" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.383-7)

1817 Mar 13

General Order re retirement of Davey and appointment of Sorell (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.329-30)

1817 Mar 22

Forwarding list of 70 male convicts embarked for Port Dalrymple and Hobart on the "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.86)

1817 Aug 16

Payment to Davey from Police Fund of 100 pounds (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.378)

1818 Jan 6

Requesting he be given accommodation according to his rank for his passage back to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.217-9)

1818 Jan 7

Referring to him memorial from J B Boothman for land grant & indulgences (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.287)

1818 Jan 7

Refusing his application for passage for his servant John Kemp to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.288)

1818 Jan 7

Re return of two witnesses, John Faulkner and George Clarke, to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.220)

1818 Jan 13

Asking for Government to paint his boat and to make mast and oars (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.221)

1818 Apr 8

Re usual rate paid to persons subpoenaed to attend Sydney courts of justice (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.119-22)

1818 May 28-30

Provided with passage to Van Diemen's Land on the "Lady Castlereagh" (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.248, 253, 257, 265)

1818 May 29

Re his accommodation on "Lady Castlereagh" and cedar and spirits promised to him (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.222-4)

1818 May 29

Passage provided on the "Lady Castlereagh" for his servant, William Williams (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.259)

1818 May 29

Approving a grant of 2,000 acres to him in New South Wales, four logs of cedar and 60 gallons of spirits duty free for his use (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.260-1, 265)

1818 Aug 15

Paid from the Police Fund for lodging money at Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.492)

1820 Sep 18

Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy (Fiche 3304; 4/1712A pp.14-9)

1821 Jun 1

Indebted to the Government at Hobart (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.64)

1822 Jun 10

Jonathon Rodd expressing disappointment that his friend, Colonel Davy, had embarked for Europe a few months before his arrival (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.114)


On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the District of Caledon (Fiche 3270; X19 p.7)

DAVEY, William

1814 Sep 10

On list of convicts who died at sea on board "Surry" (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.535-6)

DAVID, David. Per "Surrey", 1823

1823 Mar 11

On list of convicts landed from the "Surrey" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.421)

1825 Apr 25

On list of convicts in the employ of Johanna McKenna of Wilberforce; from Mar 1823 (Fiche 3147; 4/1843B No.588 p.801)

1825 Jun 20

Convict in the service of Mrs J McKenna of Wilberforce at the last two musters (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.519)

DAVID, Griffith (Per "Adamant", 1821) see DAVIES, Griffith

DAVID, Henry

1825 Jul 1

Re Peter Hussey's will (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.206)

DAVID, Joseph. Per "Neptune", 1820

1820 Jul 28

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Neptune" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.157)

1824 Sep 30

Servant to Mrs King. On return of fines and punishments inflicted by the Bench of Evan (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.75)

DAVID, Robert (Per "Shipley", 1818) see DAVIS, Robert



1818 May 18

Revd Jeremiah O'Flynn to be given passage to England per "David Shaw" (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.208)

1819 Dec 22

Bound for Batavia. Re attested copy of muster roll of (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.237)

"DAVID SHAW", Master of see JORDAIN, John

DAVIDGE, Richard. Per "Lord Eldon", 1817

1823 Feb 14

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.30)



DAVIDSON. Soldier, 73rd Regiment

1825 Sep 28

Inquiry to Frederick Garling, Crown Solicitor, re his application for money due from the lease of two houses to Talbot (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.356)

DAVIDSON. Formerly Captain on the Stirlingshire, Yeomanry; Supercargo, "Medway"

1825 Nov 24

Re Robert Johnstone's pardon (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.36)

DAVIDSON, Andrew. Per "Speke", 1821

1821 Jun

On list of convicts embarked on "Prince Regent" for Port Macquarie (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.88)

1822 Dec 20

Volunteer from Port Macquarie proceeding to Sydney per "Lady Nelson", the time for which he volunteered having expired (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.79)

1822 Dec 26

Evidence from Port Macquarie. To be victualled at Hyde Park Barracks (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.118)

1823 Jan 22

On list of persons who obtained tickets of leave during the last week (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.124)

DAVIDSON, Benjamin

1824 Dec 28

Married Ann Clifton at Port Macquarie by permission of the Commandant on 17 May 1824 (Reel 6069; 4/1816 pp.557-8)


1821 Jul 3

To be delivered into charge of the Superintendent of Convicts (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.130-1)


1821 Sep 8

Quarryman. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.120)

DAVIDSON, Francis. Per "Hibernia", 1819

1824 Apr 14

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.120, 472-3)

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