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Lawson, William (1809-Aug 1823)


1809 Jan 31-1810 Mar 24

Return of Government stock at Newcastle (Reel 6032; 4/7029D pp.1-7)

1809 Mar

On list of claims said to be due to individuals on the suspension of John Palmer, Commissary (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.56)

1809 Mar

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

1809 Apr 2

Re his affairs at Newcastle (Reel 6066; 4/1804 p.4)

1809 Apr 2

Sending returns to Sydney; requesting bricks and stationary (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.51a)

1809 Jun 22-Oct 25

Re bills of lading for "Lady Nelson"; convicts and cedar (Reel 6066; 4/1804 pp.5-5e)

1809 Aug 4

Re papers sent; request for soldier servant to remain; opinion of Hays; runaways; search of Ann Hook's hut; flooding (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.203-206)

1809 Aug 12

Re intention to journey up river; return of certain convicts and soldiers; rations issued (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.199-202)

1809 Sep 10

Re papers sent; runaways; cedar; lime awaiting burning (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.207-8)

1810 Jan 3

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

1810 Jan 9

Letter ordering liberation of persons banished to Newcastle subsequent to arrest of William Bligh (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.12, 13)

1810 Jan 9,17

Ordered to liberate all persons banished to Newcastle subsequent to arrest of Bligh (Reel 6003; 4/3490A pp.17-8)

1810 Jan 10

Copy of letter forwarding a bill of lading; men returning from Newcastle and the state of provisions (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.13)

1810 Jan 23

Ordered to liberate only those prisoners sentenced from party, factions or other unjust causes (Reel 6003; 4/3490A pp.23-5)

1810 Jan 30

Copy of letter from Newcastle Settlement re goods received, timber & lime ready for despatch, transfers of prisoners & emancipists, rations issued, surrender of leases received by him (Reel 6042; 9/2736 pp.44-6)

1810 Feb 3

Re request for stores; convict emancipations (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.61)

1810 Feb 6

Letter advising of return of convicts to Newcastle per "Resource" (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.65)

1810 Feb 16

Letter advising that he is to be relieved of his command (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.79)

1810 Mar 14

Requested to procure rosewood for Macquarie (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.50)

1810 Mar 21

Ordered to hand over command to Lieutenant Purcell (Reel 6003; 4/3490A pp.49-50)

1810 Apr 3

Letter ordering him to restore papers seized from Sir H B Hayes (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.164)

1810 Apr 4

Re return of papers to Sir H B Hayes (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.168)

1810 Apr 12

Named as defendant in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 p.6)

1810 May 2

Letter refusing to renew lease granted by Johnston (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.19)

1810 May 7

Re lease and occupation of houses in Sydney (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.213-4)

1811 Jul 9

Re his difficulties with Bryan Overhand (Reel 6066; 4/1804 p.76)

1812 Mar 6

Re evidence at inquest on Benjamin Moody (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.463)

1814 Feb 5

Commended by Governor Macquarie for his journey over Blue Mountains; to receive a land grant (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.465)

1815 Feb 2

Convicts disembarked from the "Marquis of Wellington" assigned to at Liverpool (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.437)

1815 Jun 10

Re crossing of Blue Mountains (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.101, 107)

1815 Aug 18

Re his appearance (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.1)

1816 Feb 5

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

1816 Dec 26

Convicts disembarked from "Surrey" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.410)

1817 Mar 21

Convicts disembarked from "Sir William Bensley" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.79)

1817 Dec 2

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

1818 Jan 10

Recommending James Allen and David Arthur for emancipation (Fiche 3183; 4/1854 pp.3-3a)

1818 Nov 17

Convicts disembarked from "Morley" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.147)

1818 Nov 24

Convict disembarked from the "Shipley" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.167)

1819 Jan 4

On list of persons who are to receive grants of land in Jan 1819; at Prospect Common (Fiche 3266, 9/2652 p.56; Reel 6006, 4/3499 p.287)

1819 Jan 13

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

1819 Jul 31

Re instructions as Commandant of Bathurst (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.185-6)

1819 Aug 19

Re evidence at inquest on Thomas Gorman (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.236-8)

1819 Aug 21

Appointed Justice of the Peace and Magistrate at Bathurst (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.80)

1819 Aug 23

Appointed magistrate at Bathurst and throughout County of Westmoreland (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.395-395c)

1819 Aug 24

Signed petition for public meeting to discuss extension of work on behalf of the aborigines (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.166-8)

1819 Oct 30

Convict disembarked from the "Atlas" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.2)

1819 Nov 10

Circular re applications for pardons and tickets of leave (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.28-9)

1819 Dec 30

Convicts disembarked from the "Minerva" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.145)

1820 Jan 15

Circular transmitting questionnaire re his opinion on the state of the Colony as compared with the time previous to 1810 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.188-91)

1820 Jan 27

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

1820 Jan 31

Convicts disembarked from the "Eliza" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.217)

1820 Feb 4

Circular acknowledging his response to the questionnaire re the state of the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.231)

1820 Mar 6-16

Accompanied Messrs Stein and Karneyeff, Russian naturalist and painter, on a tour to Blue Mountains (Reel 6034; SZ8 pp.105-9)

1820 Mar 18

On list of persons who are Magistrates for the County of Cumberland; with further jurisdiction for the County of Westmoreland. Commission dated 21 Aug 1819 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.305-6)

1820 Apr 10

Convict disembarked from the "Coromandel" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.333)

1820 Apr 20

Circular re sentencing of prisoners to Newcastle & elsewhere, abuse of the ticket of leave system by magistrates, appointment of constables, withdrawal of tickets of leave & requesting list of constables & pound keepers (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.2-4)

1820 Apr 20

Circular transmitting Government & General Orders re the rate of poundage and the granting of replevin in cases of goods or cattle distrained for trespass (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.5)

1820 Jun 9

Circular re right of assigned servants of overseers to seek employment in a similar manner to persons holding tickets of leave (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.60)

1820 Jul 1

Recommending Noah Bryan for land (Fiche 3015; 4/1823 No.92)

1820 Jul 1

Recommending elder son John Lawson, for land (Fiche 3024; 4/1824B No.447 p.653)

1820 Jul 20

Re attendance of at ceremonies to mourn the death of George III and to proclaim the ascent to the throne of his successor, George IV (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.137-8)

1820 Aug 10

Countersigned printed copy of Proclamation on the accession of King George IV; at Parramatta (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.128)

1820 Aug 21

To sit on a Bench of Magistrates constituted to investigate the charges preferred against Richard Fitzgerald by Sir John Jamison (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.207-10)

1820 Aug 24

Signature to report investigating charges made against Richard Fitzgerald by Sir John Jamison (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.180-3)

1820 Aug 29

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

1820 Sep 18

On list of persons for whom grants of land have been handed over to the Surveyor General for delivery (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.59)

1820 Sep 29

Convicts disembarked from "Agamemnon" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.294)

1820 Oct 4

Re desertion from Newcastle of Thomas Greenway, Private 48th Regiment, accompanied by three escaped convicts (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.303)

1820 Oct 4

Convicts disembarked from the "Shipley" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.305)

1820 Nov 29

Re distribution to, for information and guidance, a printed copy of Macquarie's Letter of Advice and Instructions to Philip Conolly and John Joseph Therry, Roman Catholic Chaplains (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.460, 462)

1820 Dec 8

Circular requesting report on extent of rain damage to wheat and other grain (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.475-6)

1821 Jan 17

Circular to magistrates ordering that convicts not be sentenced to the convict barracks as they are not places of punishment (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.45)

1821 Feb 17

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

1821 May 24

Store receipts of for wheat and fresh meat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.178, 184)

1821 Jul 27

Property of late Thomas Wood paid to (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.11-2)

1821 Aug

List of men required at the settlement at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.119)

1821 Aug 19

Re excursion to the North and North East of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.115)

1821 Oct 9

Recommending emancipation for Hugh Taylor (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.176-8)

1821 Oct 20

To be sent copies of a public notice issued by the Surveyor General describing the boundaries of the Districts in the Counties of Cumberland and Northumberland (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.424)

1821 Nov 29

Convict disembarked from the "Hindostan" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.102)

1821 Dec 1

Letters Patent re his appointment as Justice of the Peace on Governor Brisbane taking office (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.5-5a)

1821 Dec 1-1825 Nov 12

Justice of the Peace (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.2, 104, 236, 457)

1822 Feb 15

Recommended by Macquarie to the patronage of Brisbane (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.355)

1822 Mar 6

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.109)

1822 Mar 8

Seeks permission to take sheep and cattle to Mugee (sic) (Fiche 3057; 4/1833 No.32)

1822 Mar 14

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

1822 Mar 15

Re building a punt on River Nepean (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.36)

1822 Mar 21

Re occupation of land (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.51)

1822 Apr-Sep

Re state of the settlement of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.135-7, 145-8, 149-51)

1822 May 3

Re Suttor family (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.231)

1822 Jun 6

Re forwarding Henry Thorp to Sydney (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.139)

1822 Jun 25

Applying for clearing party, bricklayer and stonemason (Reel 6022; 4/7014 pp.167-8)

1822 Jun 26

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

1822 Jun 30-1823 Sep 30

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.19, 31, 46, 62, 76)

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 Jul 19

Re flax (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.61)

1822 Jul 19

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

1822 Jul 22

Letter explaining new regulations for the rationing of men employed clearing land; had authority to receive 22 convicts from McMahon's Road Party, Prospect, to clear land at Prospect (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.204-5, 207)

1822 Jul 22

Thomas Bingham appointed overseer to Lawson's clearing gang (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.41)

1822 Jul 24

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

1822 Aug 6

Re his request for brass plates (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.143)

1822 Aug 29

Letters Patent re his appointment as Justice of the Peace (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.178-178b)

1822 Aug 30

Re transmission of the books necessary for the muster of his district (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.216)

1822 Aug 31

Re furnishing of a return of convicts in his district who meet certain requirements related to their employment (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.221)

1822 Sep 25

Re execution of an assignment bond (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.307)

1822 Sep 27

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.8, 29, 72; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.104)

1822 Nov 24

Re crops at Bathurst; returning to Sydney (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.159)

1822 Nov 24-Dec 14

Journal of a tour from Bathurst to the Liverpool Plains (Fiche 3272; SZ995 pp.1-25)

1822 Nov 26

Re distribution of convicts landed from the "Eliza" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.475)

1822 Nov 28

Re assignment of Laban White (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.494)

1822 Dec 26

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

1822 Dec 28

Letter requesting an inventory of supplies received from the Commissariat and Engineers Departments & returns of convict labour & produce (Reel 6010; 4/3507 pp.144-5)

1823

Re measurement of his farm at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.323-4)

1823

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

1823

Lawson's River named in his honour by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6035; SZ14 p.42)

1823

Re monetary transaction (Reel 6057; 4/1766 p.103a)

1823 Jan 8

Re Cunningham sending a horse to his farm at Prospect (Reel 6035; SZ13 p.31)

1823 Jan 19

Re carts and bullocks for expedition to Wellington Valley (Reel 6069; 4/1818 pp.9, 35)

1823 Feb 10

Re his being a source of assistance for Percy Simpson, proceeding to establish a settlement at Wellington Valley (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.318)

1823 Feb 21

Letter requesting explanation of complaint of the Deputy Commissary General (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.349)

1823 Feb 22

Answers charges laid against his son Nelson Lawson (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.111)

1823 Feb 24

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

1823 Feb 28

Re inventory of supplies at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.175)

1823 Mar 11

Re distribution of convicts landed from the "Surrey" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.430)

1823 Mar 17

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

1823 Mar 17

Re distribution of convicts landed from the "Princess Royal" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.466)

1823 Mar 18

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.45)

1823 Mar 21

Re visit to Bathurst of Mr Buchanan of the Engineer Department to measure, value and describe certain work there (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.10)

1823 Mar 29

Re grazing land of Mr Brown (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.58)

1823 Apr-May

Re state of the settlement at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.193-4)

1823 Apr 1

Attestation as to character of John Johns for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 p.637)

1823 Apr 10

Re indenturing of Caroline Rutter as apprentice to Mr Hawkins of Bathurst. Extract from the Minutes of the Female Orphan Committee (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.320)

1823 Apr 23

Convict from the Establishment, Emu Plains, assigned to (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.137)

1823 Apr 28

Convict landed from "Brampton" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.194)

1823 Apr 28

Re prisoners from "Brampton" for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.203)

1823 May

List of convicts assigned to William Lawson (Reel 6058; 4/1771 pp.312a-c)

1823 May 2

Cunningham meeting with Aborigine who had encountered Lawson on previous expedition (Reel 6035; SZ15 p.17)

1823 May 2

Cunningham disagreed with Lawson's policy of generosity to Aborigines (Reel 6035; SZ15 pp.19-21)

1823 May 8,13

Memorial (Fiche 3067; 4/1835A No.179 pp.155-64)

1823 May 11

Re complaint against the soldiers under his command (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.201)

1823 May 13

Re board to determine least expensive establishment (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.307-8)

1823 May 18

Re the conduct of T Willis's brother (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.207)

1823 May 20

Re complaints by Revd S Marsden against the magistrate Dr Douglass (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.126a)

1823 May 21

Return of William Lawson's convict servants (Reel 6058; 4/1771 pp.313a-c)

1823 Jun 2

List of convicts assigned to (Reel 6058; 4/1771 pp.311-3)

1823 Jun 5

Re stores at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.215)

1823 Jun 12

William Walker, Wesleyan Missionary, allowed temporary occupation of land on the Macquarie River bounded on the west by Lawson's station (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.398)

1823 Jun 12

Re convicts employed on surveying to be granted four pairs of shoes annually (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.488)

1823 Jun 16

Re tickets of occupation (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.527)

1823 Jun 30

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

1823 Jul-Nov

Re state of the settlement at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.239, 271, 285-8, 319-21)

1823 Jul 3

Re allegations by James and William Fitzpatrick of assault by others (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.35-6)

1823 Jul 24

Re surveying land at Westmoreland; occupants need to leave (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.697-8)

1823 Aug 4

Convicts landed from "Recovery" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.4)

1823 Aug 4

Re convicts to be forwarded from the "Recovery" (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.12)

1823 Aug 13

Re sending cart to take stores from Bathurst to Cox's River (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.63)

1823 Aug 29

Prisoner landed from "Henry" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.135)

1823 Aug 29

Re John Willis (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.143)

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