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Macarthur, John to Macarthur, John (Jul 1825)


MACARTHUR, John. Soldier and pastoralist

Came free per "Scarborough" on 28 June 1790 as Lieutenant in New South Wales Corps; appointed Regimental Paymaster, 1792, and Inspector of Public Works, 1793 - February 1796; granted "Elizabeth Farm" at Parramatta, 1793; promoted to Captain, 6 May 1795; sent to England for court martial following duel on 14 September 1801; absent November 1801 to 8 June 1805; resigned from army; granted 5,000 acres at "Camden Park" in the Cowpastures to develop wool industry in colony; instigator of the Rum Rebellion, 1808; Secretary to the Colony, 12 February to 29 July 1808; sailed to England on "Admiral Gambier" on 29 March 1809 to support Major George Johnston in presenting his defence; given permission to return to the colony he arrived back on the "Lord Eldon" in September 1817; continued to develop pastoral interests; appointed to Legislative Council, July 1825; died 11 April 1834.

1792 Jul 4

War Office advising Governor Phillip re appropriate action to take in dispute between Lieutenant McArthur and Captain Nepean (Fiche 3294; 5/3821.7A pp.1-3)

1792 Dec 8-1808 Nov 11

On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.190-1, 194-7, 212-3, 216-7)

1793 Feb 25; 1794 Apr 1; 1805 Dec 18

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267, 9/2731 pp.12-3, 20-1; Fiche 3268, 9/2731 pp.156-7)

1795 Oct 2

Passes to be signed by (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1795 Oct 7

Government & General Order re position as Inspector of Public Works (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1795 Dec 18

Government & General Order re killing of stray cattle (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1796 Feb 13

Member of a General Court Martial ordered to assemble on 18 Feb (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1796 Feb 14

Government & General Order re riotous behaviour of soldiers (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1796 Feb 29

Government & General Order re resignation as Inspector of Public Works (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1800 Nov 25-1801 Apr 10

To officiate on Courts Martial (Reel 6037; SZ987 pp.49, 104, 116)

1800 Dec 20

Appointed to serve on Civil Court (Reel 6037; SZ987 p.64)

1801 Feb 11

Appointed to serve on Criminal Court (Reel 6037; SZ987 p.93)

1801 Sep 15,21,23

General Orders re duel between Lieutenant Colonel Paterson and Macarthur: placed under arrest until Paterson's condition determined; given bail; refused to quit arrest and give security; to embark for England under close arrest (Reel 6037; SZ988 pp.67-8, 70-3)

1802 Apr 10

Particulars of arms in possession of; farm at Seven Hills and Field of Mars (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.90)

1803 May 9

Re Foveaux's sheep required by (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.7)

1805 Jun 11

Confirming that war had not been declared between England and Spain when he left England on 29 Nov 1804 (Reel 6020; 4/1093.1 pp.135, 137)

1806-8

Entitled to receive ration of 1/2 pipe of port wine and 24 dozen bottles under the second Class (Reel 6041; 4/1721 p.64)

1806 Jul 14

Governor King concerning vessel he had purchased for island trade and proposal to use it for survey of Fiji Islands (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.69-70)

1806 c.Feb

On list signed by Martin Mason re defamation case of Marsden v Mason (Reel 6041; 4/1720 p.170)

1807 Jan 16

Offered to send supplies to Government from the East Indies (Reel 6020; 4/1093.1 p.185)

1807 Oct 19

On statement of capital advanced by John Blaxland in his concerns from 3 Apr 1807 to 14 Sep 1808 (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.203)

1808 Jan 27

Signatory to letter to Major George Johnston expressing support for his seizure of command of the Colony and recommending that he ensure that measures adopted for public security be confirmed by his successor (Reel 6041; 4/1721 p.336)

1808 Feb 2

Proceedings of trial of before Court of Criminal Judicature; indictment prepared by Richard Atkins, Judge Advocate (Reel 6041; 4/1721 pp.69-165)

1808 Jul 29

Admitted on board "Sinclair" to see Lieutenant Governor Foveaux (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.2a)

1808 Sep 13

On statement of capital advanced by John Blaxland in his concerns from 3 Apr 1807 to 14 Sep 1808 (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.212)

1809 Feb 20

On return of grants and leases made by Lieutenant Governor Foveaux between Jul 1808 and Jan 1809 (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.137b)

1809 Mar

Produce received from at the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 pp.22, 25)

1809 Mar

On list of claims said to be due to individuals on the suspension of John Palmer, Commissary (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.55)

1809 Mar 25-28

Concerning action brought by Johnson and Macarthur against Robert Townson for defamation (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.42b-44b)

1809 May 3

Paterson to Johnston re arrangements for conveyance of himself and Macarthur from Rio de Janeiro to England (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.31b)

1810 Jan 1

On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.242-3)

1810 Jan 27

Presumed to have taken Bligh's papers to England. Re request for the return to William Bligh of his Commission, books, papers and arms taken from him at the time of his arrest (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.42)

1810 Feb 2

Memorial from Elizabeth MacArthur for confirmation of land granted to him by Foveaux in lieu of another piece on the water at Parramatta (Fiche 3007; 4/1822 No.237)

1810 Feb 9

Macquarie to Bligh stating papers he requested had been carried to England by Macarthur or Johnston (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.72-3)

1810 Apr 12

Referred to in case before High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 p.7)

1810 Apr 21

Instructing Ellis Bent to record evidence of Brian Riley re release of Macarthur from gaol on 26 Jan 1808, for Commodore Bligh (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.6-7)

1811 May 13,15

Respondent in case before High Court of Appeals, re claim of money owed by Henry Kable (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.29, 34, 38-9)

1812 Apr 11; 1815 Aug 26; 1817 Jan 1

Settlers forbidden from sending cattle to graze on lands beyond the Nepean River; MacArthur, holding a sheep farm in the Cowpastures, with his family, shepherds & servants, excluded from the prohibition (Reel 6043, 4/1727 pp.86-7; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.295-7; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.132-3 & SZ1044 pp.243-4; Reel 6046, 4/1737 pp.3-7)

1816 Feb 5

Convicts disembarked from the "Ocean" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.337)

1817 Mar 14

Convict disembarked from "Fame" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.54)

1817 Dec 2

Convict disembarked from "Larkins" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.191)

1818 Jan 24

On list of persons for whom land grants ready for delivery (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.428)

1818 Mar 5-6

Land marked out for him by James Meehan (Fiche 3276; SZ1046 pp.4-5)

1818 Jun 20

Two horses purchased from for Oxley's expedition (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.115)

1818 Jun 20, Oct 10

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819; payment for horse and bulls (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.54)

1818 Sep 5

Three bulls purchased from for the Government Herds (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.131)

1818 Oct 10

Nine oxen issued to from the Government Herds (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.141)

1819 Jan 13

Convicts disembarked from "Tyne" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.259)

1819 Jul 10

Enclosing memorial for grant of land for his sons James and William; and noting return of Budberry and his party (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.343-6)

1819 Jul 14

Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.80, 375)

1819 Sep 10

Convict disembarked from "Canada" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.253)

1819 Sep 25

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; in exchange for two bulls (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.14)

1819 Sep 28

George Honston, convict disembarked from the "Daphne", assigned to at Bringelly to instruct the native settlers in agriculture at the Cowpastures (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.276)

1819 Nov 5

Convicts disembarked from "Malabar" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.13)

1819 Dec 1

Promised employment to Michael and James Stack of "Malabar", if permission given to land in Colony (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.311-2)

1819 Dec 22

Received payment at Sydney for meat and grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at Parramatta (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.383 & 4/1745 p.32)

1819 Dec 30

Convicts disembarked from "Recovery" and "Minerva" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.144-5)

1820 Feb 18

Re purchase of merino lambs from for breeding in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.261-2)

1820 Mar 2-1825 Jun 7

Re Macarthur's claim to additional land in the Cow Pastures and terms & conditions (Fiche 3264; 4/7081)

1820 Mar 2-1825

Re his land grant at Camden (Fiche 3264; 4/7081 pp.1-113)

1820 Aug 29

Convicts landed from "Earl St Vincent" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.233)

1821

Testifying to the character of Alexander Stewart for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3210; 4/1863 p.72)

1821 Jan 6

Convicts disembarked from "Almorah" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.17)

1821 May 28

Store receipts of for fresh meat delivered to Commissariat Store at Parramatta (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.176, 177)

1821 Sep 1

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 and 27 Dec 1823 (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.15)

1821 Sep 12

Explaining delay in filing answer in cause, Campbell v Macarthur, before High Court of Appeals (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.142-3). Reply, 15 Sep (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.375)

1821 Sep 19-20; 1823 May 30

Re land purchased by MacArthur, from 20 Mar 1795, and subsequently turned in by him for land in the County of Camden (Fiche 3267, 9/2731 pp.45, 51, 55, 71, 89, 91, 95, 101, 105, 111, 113; Fiche 3268, 9/2731 p.157)

1821 Sep 20

Convicts disembarked from "Grenada" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.380)

1821 Oct 31

Macquarie instructing Oxley to survey a grant of 4,368 acres to him in payment for merino rams etc sold to Government (Fiche 3038; 4/1827 No. 91)

1821 Dec 20

In view of the fact that 500 coarse-woolled sheep were located near his fine merino flocks at Camden, he requested that the Government remove the 500 to some other place, with a possible view to locating Government flocks all in one area (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.20)

1821 Dec 21

Forwarding James Podam/Podham, a shepherd, to replace James Connell (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.170, 177). Reply, 26 Dec (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.178-9)

1822 Jan 7

Listed on Colonial Fund statement for stud fees (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.80)

1822 Jan 18

Re claim to 4,360 acres of land on account of 312 merino rams delivered to Government (Fiche 3049; 4/1830 No. 225)

1822 Feb 2

Applying to occupy another pasture because of the drought (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.128)

1822 Feb 25

Forwarding doctor's certificate for non appearance at High Court of Appeals (Reel 6054; 4/1759 pp.178-9)

1822 Mar 31-1823 Sep 30

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.6, 19, 32, 47, 63, 77)

1822 May 24

Applying for clearing party (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.155)

1822 Jun 1

James Yeates tried by Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta, for eloping from Macarthur's service (Fiche 3297; X643 p.14)

1822 Jun 2

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.28)

1822 Jun 26

Convict mechanic to be sent to Parramatta for assignment to (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.433)

1822 Jul 4

Explaining new regulations for the rationing of men employed clearing land; authorised to receive 22 convicts from Lord's Cowpasture Road Party for this purpose (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.204-7)

1822 Jul 24

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.7, 18, 44, 61; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D pp.111, 122, 128)

1822 Jul 24

Convicts landed from "Guildford" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.74)

1822 Jul 27

Re purchase of three bulls from for the Government Herds (Reel 6033; X827 pp.93-4, 97)

1822 Jul 29

Convict landed from "Asia" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.95)

1822 Aug

Signatory to petition objecting to the Commissariat's new system of paying for supplies in Spanish dollars; appears as James (Senior) (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.124d)

1822 Sep 13

To Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta, re non-execution and return of bonds for convicts assigned to (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.264)

1822 Sep 26

Convicts from the Establishment, Emu Plains, assigned to (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.121)

1822 Nov 9

Stock purchased from to improve the Government Herd at Bathurst (Reel 6033; X827 p.127)

1822 Nov 20

Employer of Barrow Jackson (Reel 6054; 4/1758 p.7)

1822 Nov 22

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.9)

1822 Nov 26

Convicts landed from "Eliza" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.473)

1822 Dec 16

Government authorised Colonial Secretary to allow Captain Irvine to read the letter from Earl Bathurst re grant of land to (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.92)

1822 Dec 20

Plan for consolidation of his estates; asked that the 5,000 acres ordered by Lord Bathurst be measured to the westward of the proposed township of Cawdor (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.223)

1822 Dec 26

Convict landed from "Countess of Harcourt" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.116)

1823

On list of landowners and details of land cleared by clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.13)

1823 Jan 29

Re location of 5,000 acres ordered by Earl Bathurst and exchange of other grants to consolidate his holdings (Reel 6056; 4/1764 pp.43-4). Reply, 11 Feb (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.323)

1823 Jan 31

Re his sons being given 1,050 acres of land (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.7)

1823 Feb 7

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.81)

1823 Feb 20

Re his acting as arbitrator in an endeavour to procure a farm for James Milson (Reel 6058; 4/1770 pp.108-108a)

1823 Feb 24

To Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta, forwarding bond for execution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.369)

1823 Jun 14

Land grants of transmitted to the Surveyor General (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.513)

1823 Mar 1

Forwarding bill of sale for 300 ewes sold to the Government (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.67)

1823 Mar 1

Securities re appeal by William Campbell to King in Council against judgment of High Court of Appeals in Macarthur's favour (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.326-7)

1823 Mar 4

Listed on Colonial Fund statement for three bulls (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.151)

1823 Mar 26

Re appointment to the Magistracy in New South Wales (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.76)

1823 Jun 21

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.30, 35, 83; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D pp.106, 114)

1823 Jun 24

Re account of land cleared by clearing gangs on estate of (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.267)

1823 Jun 30

On list of persons receiving clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.273)

1823 Jul 2-Aug 13

Concerning cause Campbell v McArthur in High Court of Appeals & Campbell's appeal to King in Council, including requests for papers to be supplied & copied (Reel 6017, 4/5783 pp.367-90; Reel 6059, 4/1772 pp.8-10). Replies, 9 Jul-22 Aug (Reel 6010, 4/3508 pp.643, 659, 714-5; Reel 6011, 4/3509 pp.19, 44, 77, 105)

1823 Jul 16

Macarthur able to inform Solicitor Rowe of standing of case Campbell v McArthur (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.673)

1823 Aug 11

Re land ceded to Crown (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.55)

1823 Aug 19, Oct 1,9, Dec 27

Seeking to have 5,000 acres, to the north and west of his present holdings at Camden, granted to him in accordance with an order of Earl Bathurst (Reel 6056; 4/1765 pp.204-7). Replies, 7 Oct & 6 Dec (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.382, 662)

1823 Aug 29

On list of persons receiving assigned convicts (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.63)

1823 Sep 2

Convict landed from "Ocean" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.163)

1823 Sep 15

Convicts landed from "Earl St Vincent" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.241)

1823 Sep 24

Land to the north of his grants available for lease (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.192)

1823 Sep 29

Declined to enter into a bond for twelve months credit for work performed on his estate by clearing gangs (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.325)

1823 Oct 2

Concerning William Cooper, previously in his service (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.341)

1823 Oct 7

Re Richard Cooper, lately employed by Macarthur (Reel 6058; 4/1769 pp.33-33a)

1823 Oct 20

Superintendent of Government Herds would take delivery of nine merino rams (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.454)

1823 Nov 22

Land adjacent to his leased to William Warby as a grazing run (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.599)

1823 Dec 22

Goulburn requesting reply to letter of 6 Dec (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.30)

1824

Listed in the Colonial Revenue Account for nine merino rams (Reel 6059; 4/1774 No.34 p.33a)

1824 Jan 2

Governor declined application for interview re leasing the Cow Pastures (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.86-7)

1824 Jan 2-Sep 24

Concerning his grant of 5,000 acres in the Cow Pastures ordered by Lord Bathurst (Fiche 3101; 4/1838B No.668 pp.889-911). Reply, 28 May (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.325)

1824 Jan 9, Feb 6

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.12, 32)

1824 Jan 17

J Wild reporting necessity of fetching water from McArthur's crossing on Cowpastures River (Reel 6031; 4/7028C p.17)

1824 Jan 22

Instructions from Lord Bathurst would be effected as soon as possible; Governor would have assisted flocks in danger from drought but rain arrived (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.224)

1824 Feb 17

Governor would grant him 10,700 acres on Bathurst's instructions, with certain reservations (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.341)

1824 Mar 9

Requesting reply to letter of 17 Feb (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.468)

1824 Mar 11

Governor would grant him the 600 acres he objected to having reserved for a church and a school (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.476)

1824 Mar 17,23

To avoid further discussion, the Governor would grant him the whole of the Cow Pastures (with the exception of the premises at Cawdor) referred to in Lord Bathurst's despatch (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.528, 557)

1824 Mar 31

Advising him that the Government Herds were being removed from the Cow Pastures and that he could enter with his flocks (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.623)

1824 Jul 17

Convicts landed from "Countess of Harcourt" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.652)

1824 Jul 21

Convicts landed from "Prince Regent" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.1)

1824 Sep 18

Requesting him to fulfil the conditions of payment for Crown lands recently purchased (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.396). Reply, 24 Sep (Fiche 3101; 4/1838B No.668 pp.889-90)

1824 Nov 4

Concerning the appeal cause Campbell v McArthur (Reel 6013; 4/3512 pp.679, 697)

1824 Dec 31

Listed on Colonial Fund statement for a new bevel gear pattern and nine merino rams (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.413, 437)

1825 Jan 18

Goulburn setting our reasons why he should not have a grant without restrictions (Reel 6014; 4/3513 pp.281-4)

1825 Jan 29, Mar 3

Re receipt for heifer, the property of Macarthur, delivered to George Rankin from the Government Herd at Bathurst (Reel 6031, 4/7029A pp.198, 209; Reel 6032, 4/7029B p.16a)

1825 Apr 23

Goulburn setting out procedures he followed in appeal to King in Council, Campbell v Macarthur (Reel 6014; 4/3514 pp.139-43)

1825 May 11

Convict landed from "Hercules" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.278)

1825 Jul 26

Goulburn thanking Brisbane for opportunity to peruse affidavit in case of Campbell v MacArthur, & asking what steps he had taken in the matter (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.74)

1825 Jul 27

Brisbane requesting copies of correspondence re Macarthur's land at Cawdor and the adjoining land at the Cow Pastures (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.55a)

1825 Jul 28

Re valuation of buildings at Cawdor and forwarding copies of all the correspondence re grant ordered by Lord Bathurst (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.77)

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