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Palmer, James (1824) to Palmer, John (Commissary)


PALMER, James. Came free per "Wanstead", 1814

1824 May

Memorial (Fiche 3104; 4/1838B No.739 pp.1255-8). Reply, 26 May (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.297)

1825 Aug 30

Resident at William Haslem's Sign of the Shamrock, Sydney Road. Memorial (Fiche 3148; 4/1843B No.625 pp.977-80). Reply, 22 Oct (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.468)

PALMER, James. Per "Adamant", 1821

1824 Jul 6

Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.599)

PALMER, James. Per "Countess of Harcourt", 1820

1823 Apr 26

Prisoner transferred from Van Diemen's Land per "John Bull" to be received into Government employ (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.187, 189-90)

1823 Jun 20

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.97)

1824 Jan 10

Member of a surveying party in the County of Argyle. Re victualling of (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.162)

PALMER, Jane

1820 May 8

Orphan. Admitted to the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.45)

PALMER, John. Commissary, magistrate and landholder

Came free as Purser of the "Sirius" on the First Fleet in 1788 and on 2 June 1791 was appointed Commissary; in September 1796 he left for England per "Britannia", returning in November 1800 per "Porpoise"; he went to England with Bligh as a witness in 1810, and was demoted to Assistant Commissary in 1811; in June 1813 he was reemployed in the Commissariat and returned to New South Wales in May the following year; he was granted land at Bathurst in 1818 and in January 1819 retired on half pay. He was a member of the Committee of the Female Orphan Institution from August 1803 to January 1824 and a magistrate.

1793 Feb 25; 1794 Apr 1

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

1800 Nov 7

To take charge of the Commissariat (Reel 6037; SZ987 p.39)

1800 Dec 11

Appointed Lieutenant of the Loyal Sydney Association (Reel 6037; SZ987 p.55)

1801

Account current with Government for copper coin (Fiche 3301; 2/8020.2)

1802 Mar 31; 1804 Aug 11

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.124, 126, 148)

1802 Mar 31

On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.240)

1802 Apr 10

Particulars of arms in possession of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.82)

1802 c.Oct

Signatory to petition of Michael Robinson for cancellation of sentence (Reel 6040; SZ997 p.30)

1803 Feb 28

Commanded to attend a meeting with Governor King (Reel 6037; SZ990 p.99)

1803 May 7

Re payment to artificers for the caulking of the "Porpoise" between 18 Feb and 7 May (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.11)

1803 May 9

Re account of bills drawn by (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.3, 5)

1803 May 31

Re vouchers for slop clothing per "Porpoise" (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.15-6)

1805 Apr 22, May 9

Signatory to bonds for the vessels "Sydney" and "Venus" (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.20b-21)

1806-8

On list of civil and military officers and details of his spirit ration as Commissary under the Second Class (Reel 6041; 4/1721 pp.63-4)

1806 c.Feb

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

1806 Apr 5

Agent for Robert Campbell. Agreement made with Governor King for charter of "Sydney" to supply provisions to New South Wales settlements (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.56-7)

1806 May 12

Asking for instructions as to charging for provisions obtained for "Porpoise" (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.98)

1806 Jul

Agreement, as agent for Robert Campbell, with Governor King for hire of "Sophia" to convey military and convicts to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.108-10)

1808 Mar 25

Magistrate. On list of persons William Bligh proposed to take with him to England on "Porpoise" (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.14b)

1808 Jul 28

Sent by Bligh to Lieutenant Governor Foveaux, with request for private communication (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.20b-21b)

1808 Aug 6

Claim by Lieutenant Governor Foveaux that he intended to establish monopoly of public stores and revenue (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.26b)

1808 Sep 4

Re his suspension by Lieutenant Governor Foveaux (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.12b-13b)

1809 Jan 10-Mar 4

Letters from A Riley concerning measures to liquidate claims on Commissariat Department prior to Palmer's suspension (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.16b, 23b, 26b, 28b, 35b)

1809 Jan 10-Feb 24

Copies of letters to Lieutenant Colonel Paterson refusing to adjust claims on Commissariat Department until receipt of instructions from England, & seeking permission to leave Colony in "Porpoise" (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.17b, 19b, 24b-5b, 27b-9b)

1809 Feb 1

Letter to enclosing After Orders and other papers (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.58-9)

1809 Feb 7

Paterson consenting to Palmer's applications to accompany Lieutenant Colonel Johnston to England (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.17b)

1809 Feb 7

Granted permission to accompany Bligh to England; arrangements made for payment of official commitments (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.18b, 20b, 26b-9b)

1809 Feb 22

Lieutenant Governor Foveaux objected to him accompanying Captain Bligh to England (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.26b)

1809 Mar

Claims said to be due to individuals on the suspension of (Reel 6041; 4/1722 pp.46-57)

1809 Mar 1

His evidence considered indispensable in proving charges against Captain Bligh (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.29b)

1809 Mar 21

Refused to allow Lieutenant Governor Johnston access to his ledgers without Treasury authority (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.38b-40b)

1809 Mar 22

Wife or any other lady permitted to visit him in gaol, but no gentlemen allowed (Reel 6001, SZ757 p.40b; Reel 6041, 4/1722 p.64)

1809 Jun 17

Appellant in action against Thomas Biggers; appeal from decision of Court of Civil Jurisdiction to be heard by Governor as Judge of the High Court of Appeal (Reel 6037; SZ993 p.67)

1810 Jan

Memorial of Charles Smith (Fiche 3009; 4/1822 No.297)

1810 Jan 3

On list of persons holding civil and military employment at Sydney and settlements adjacent, as Commissary (Fiche 3300; 2/8332 p.1)

1810 Jan 6

Visited Governor Macquarie on board "Dromedary" on his arrival in Sydney (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.2)

1810 Jan 19

Re preparing charter party for "Tryal" (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.34-5)

1810 Jan 20

Re issuing fresh meat (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.37)

1810 Feb 16

Invoice of provisions shipped by for use at Hobart (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.190)

1810 Feb 27

Letter directing repayment of biscuit to Captain Pasco (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.106)

1810 Mar 2

Re inventory of articles on "Estramina" (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.116)

1810 Mar 31

Re issue of fresh meat to Governor Macquarie from H.M. Stores (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.152)

1810 Mar 31

Directed to settle public accounts prior to his departure to England (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.158)

1810 Mar 31

About to embark for England (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.33)

1810 Apr 3

Directed to furnish his successor with papers and documents (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.162-3)

1810 Apr 4

Re purchase of Captain Moore's house by the Government (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.166)

1810 Apr 6

Re evidence at inquest on James Steadman (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.663)

1810 Apr 7

Re examination of his public accounts as Commissary (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.174)

1810 Apr 10

Ordered to make up and close his public accounts as Commissary (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.176-7)

1810 Apr 12

Directed to issue bills to Richard Atkins as passage money to England (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.180)

1810 May 3

His embarkation on the "Hindostan" ordered (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.21)

1810 May 4

To G Blaxland re fulfillment of contract re payment for stock (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.23)

1810 May 8

Alleged indebtedness of to W Stewart; about to leave the Colony (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.293-4)

1811 Jan 26

To Ellis Bent transmitting appeal and decree in Lord v Palmer (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.89)

1811 Jan 28

Circular to ship owners and masters re securities to be entered into (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.92-3)

1811 May 16

Administrator on behalf of John Stogdell, deceased; named in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.44-5)

1813 Nov 2

To Walker, agent for Fairley Ferguson & Co, creditors of Palmer, re resumption of lease by Government on land held in Sydney (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.584-7)

1814 Jun 24

Required to relinquish bakehouse and mill on lease property in Government Domain, Sydney (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.202-3)

1814 Aug 26

To Allan re payment of lodging money to (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.274)

1814 Sep 12,14,16

High Court of Appeals re transaction with William Gore (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.137, 142, 149-50)

1814 Sep 16

Letter requesting return of persons indebted to Crown during his period in Commissariat (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.305)

1814 Dec 14

Circular re survey of bakehouse belonging to creditors of in Government Domain (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.396)

1815 Jun 15

To Hassall re reception of cattle in payment for debts owed to Government (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.94)

1815 Aug 4

To Allan re forwarding provisions for Cox's working party on new road (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.135)

1815 Aug 31

To Allan re Palmer signing Government purchases (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.159-60)

1815 Sep 16,26

To William Walker re removal of bakehouse from land leased by in Government Domain (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.304-5, 318-20)

1815 Sep 27

To Allan re provisions for Cox's party working on new road (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.207-8)

1815 Oct 24

To Allan re shortage of animal food at Government Store, Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.243)

1815 Dec 23

To Broughton re preparation of provisions to be sent to new country west of Blue Mountains (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.293)

1816

Recommended John Winslow be given land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.28)

1816 Jan 16

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.22)

1816 Jun 22

Assistant Commissary General. On lists of persons who are to receive horned cattle from the Government Herds in 1816 (Reel 6031, 4/7028A p.35; Reel 6038, SZ759 p.214)

1816 Aug 24

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.57)

1816 Aug 26

To receive circular re Government & General Orders of 17 Aug re prohibition of trade to those employed under Government (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.110)

1816 Nov 25

Of Parramatta. Attendance requested at meeting to discuss an average wage rate (Reel 6005, 4/3495 p.307; Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.222-4)

1818 Jan 6

Assistant Commissary General. Legal expenses incurred by for recovery of Crown debts to be paid; his action not considered to be in order (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.34-7)

1818 Mar 17

To Allan re state of Government stores at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.100-1)

1818 Apr 17

To be placed on half pay (Fiche 3301; 4/1093.2 p.9)

1818 Apr 17

To be placed on half-pay from the Commissariat Department (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.12-7)

1818 Apr 18

Payment of Crown requested, judgment of Supreme Court in cause against him (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.267)

1818 Apr 21

To George Crossley re payment of law expenses incurred by Palmer (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.170)

1818 Jul 25

Member of committee of the Female Orphan Institution, Parramatta (Reel 6039, SZ756 p.609; Reel 6047, 4/1740 pp.259-68)

1818 Sep 23

Re issue of stores to road gang (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.63)

1818 Sep 26

Convict disembarked from "Maria" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.91)

1818 Oct 14-1824 Jan 15

Attended meetings of Committee of the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.13, 15, 21, 25, 28, 35, 37, 39-40, 43, 45-6, 48-9, 51-2, 54, 57, 60, 63, 71, 76, 78, 82, 85, 87, 90, 93, 95, 99, 102, 105, 108, 111)

1818 Oct 30

Nominated as member of subcommittees of Female Orphan Institution to devise means for collecting stray stock, and for buildings for Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.18, 20)

1818 Oct 31

Of Parramatta. Bond against illicit trade or smuggling signed by (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.203)

1819 Jan 1

On Committee of the Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/400 pp.2, 10)

1819 Jan 14

Re payment of his attorney (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.265)

1819 Apr 15-1823 Oct 8

Attended meetings of Committee of the Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/400 pp.11, 17, 21, 24, 39, 41-2, 44, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57)

1819 Apr 30

Of Parramatta. On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in kind (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.260)

1819 Oct 10

Testifying to character of Stephen O'Askett for ticket of leave (Fiche 3192; 4/1857 p.9)

1819 Nov 5

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

1820 Jan 7

Member of the Female Orphan Institution. Re an orphan who was to be admitted to the Female Orphan Asylum, Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.170)

1820 Jan 27

Female convict disembarked from "Lord Wellington" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.212)

1820 Feb 8

Convicts disembarked from "Prince Regent" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.243)

1820 Apr 12

Appointed member of Special Committee of the Male Orphan School Committee on state of public education in the Colony (Reel 6040; 4/401 pp.1, 16)

1820 May 4

Attended meeting of Special Committee (Reel 6040; 4/401 p.2)

1820 May 8

Appointed to local Committee to superintend the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.44)

1820 Jul 24

Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy (Fiche 3305; SZ1006A pp.9-10)

1820 Aug 10

Countersigned printed copy of Proclamation on the accession of King George IV; at Parramatta (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.129)

1820 Aug 14

Requested to attend the Female Orphan Institution quarterly to muster cattle and report generally (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.50)

1821 Jan 24-May 24

Store receipts of for fresh meat paid at Parramatta (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.144, 152, 175)

1821 Jan 25

Called to special meeting of the Committee of the Male Orphan Institution by circular of 24 Jan (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.27)

1821 Feb 17

Convicts disembarked from "Prince of Orange" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.105)

1821 Mar 22; 1822 Mar 10, May 15

Re debt of his brother Christopher Palmer (Reel 6018; 4/3521 pp.305-11)

1821 Aug 7

Catherine Collins apprenticed to from the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.73)

1821 Sep 19,24

Affidavits re marriage of his daughter Sophia Susannah to Edward Charles Close (Reel 6028; 2/8305 pp.9-16)

1821 Sep 20

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

1821 Nov 14

Application for Catherine and Mary Collins to be allowed to go to India (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.80)

1821 Dec 11

Willing to serve again as magistrate; had been appointed by Major Grose in 1794 and acted until 1810 (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.107-10)

1822 Jan 10

Permitted to proceed to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.270)

1822 Jan 11-Feb 5

Re the conduct of Gray, master of "Elizabeth Henrietta", in not taking Palmer & Mrs Close aboard (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.111-4)

1822 Feb 26; 1825 Nov 12

Re appointment of as Justice of the Peace (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.39, 457)

1822 Feb 26

Letters Patent re his appointment as Justice of the Peace (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.92-92b)

1822 Mar 11-Aug 19

Magistrate present at proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.4b-24)

1822 Mar 14

Convicts landed from "Isabella" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.11)

1822 Apr 15, May

On lists of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government Herds & Flocks (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.118, 119)

1822 c.May

Justice of the Peace. Signatory to petition from the magistrates seeking Government assistance towards the erection of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Hyde Park (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.133a)

1822 Jun 6

Of Parramatta. Letter explaining new regulations for the rationing of men employed clearing land; had authority to receive 22 convicts from the Prisoners' Barracks, Sydney, to clear land on his estate at Seven Hills (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.204-6)

1822 Jun 19

On subcommittee of the Male Orphan Institution to arrange removal (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.42)

1822 Jun 30-1823 Sep 30

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned; on behalf of the Female Orphan Institution (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.20, 33, 48, 64, 78)

1822 Jul 5

Appointed to the Committee of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales at the Society's inaugural meeting (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.160a)

1822 Aug 21

Justice of the Peace, Parramatta. Re his resolution to resign as a magistrate should Dr Douglass sit on the Bench (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.191)

1822 Sep 23

Memorial (Fiche 3051; 4/1831 Nos.289-289A)

1822 Oct 30

Assistant Commissary General. Wishing to be paid the same way as the military (Reel 6055; 4/1762 p.29)

1822 Nov 16

Confirming that George Ross was very useful in apprehending the men who robbed John Blaxland's cart, in support of Ross' petition for a ticket of leave (Fiche 3225; 4/1867 p.46a)

1823 Jan 2

Re permission to pass through the Cow Pastures (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.168)

1823 Jan 9-1824 Nov 12

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.12, 29, 31, 46, 74, 88; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.113)

1823 Feb 12

Sanctioned apprenticeship of Caroline Rutter to Percy Simpson, Commandant at Wellington Valley. Extract from the Minutes of the Female Orphan Committee (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.319)

1823 Feb 24

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

1823 Feb 26

Allowed temporary occupation of land near Lake Bathurst for use as a grazing run (Reel 6010; 4/3507 pp.366-7)

1823 Mar 6

Recommended memorial of John Austin (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.407)

1823 Mar 17

Convict landed from "Princess Royal" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.459)

1823 May 27

On Committee for conducting the Female Orphan Factory. Copy of indenture re land grants for the Female Orphan Institution, dated 26 Apr 1844 (Reel 6056; 4/1763 pp.131-135b)

1823 Jul 28

His son John enclosing a list of prisoners assigned to his father and victualled and clothed by him (Reel 6056; 4/1765 pp.181-2)

1824 Jan 6

Convicts landed from "Medina" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.131)

1824 Mar 22

Re return of births and deaths (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.554)

1824 Mar 27

Re books of the Orphan School (Reel 6061; 4/1778 pp.260-1)

1824 Apr

Memorial recommending James Leekin (Fiche 3097; 4/1838A No.574 p.379)

1824 Jul 31

John Gorman, former servant of, admitted to Prisoner's Barracks, Parramatta (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.225)

1824 Aug 23

Expiry of lease granted to (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.129)

1824 Sep 30

Re forwarding to, for his information and guidance, of a letter from the Governor (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.500)

1825 Feb

Convict landed from "Asia" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.490)

1825 Feb 3

Re his former servant (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.233)

1825 Nov

On list of persons liable to serve as jurors at Parramatta (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.116a)

1825 Nov 16

Appointed Justice of the Peace (Fiche 3299; AO Doc No.4)

1825 Nov 19

Re watchhouse to be erected at Parramatta (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.19)

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