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Macarthur, Hannibal Hawkins (Feb 1820) to Macarthur, James


1820 Feb 4

Re his failure to respond to the questionnaire re the state of the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.232)

1820 Feb 8

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

1820 Feb 8

Re Governor's queries re state of the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.241)

1820 Feb 8

Transmitted list of convicts being forwarded to Parramatta and Liverpool (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.242)

1820 Feb 25

Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.391 & 4/1745 p.73)

1820 Mar 18

On list of persons who are Magistrates for the County of Cumberland; Commission dated 19 Nov 1814 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.305)

1820 Apr 10

Re distribution of convicts from the "Coromandel" (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.332-3)

1820 Apr 10

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

1820 Apr 20

Circular re sentencing of prisoners to Newcastle and elsewhere, abuse of the ticket of leave system by magistrates, appointment of constables, withdrawal of tickets of leave and requesting list of constables and 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 Apr 20

Re number of constables and poundkeepers in the Parramatta district (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.305-6)

1820 May 4

Re sentences of Mary Morris and Martha Smith (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.15)

1820 May 8

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

1820 May 19

Acknowledging instructions re assignment of women from the Parramatta Factory as servants (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.23-4)

1820 May 19,21

Informing of the despatch of seeds (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.26-8)

1820 May 21

Re birth of his son, and present of grass seeds to the Governor (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.26-8)

1820 Jun 1

Signature in recommendation of John Brown for grant of land (Fiche 3014; 4/1823 p.185)

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 15

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; payment for furniture supplied Government House (Reel 6031; 4/7028B p.14)

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 Jul 21

Re forwarding to of copies of the Gazette Extraordinary for posting and distribution at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.142)

1820 Jul 24

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

1820 Jul 28

Re distribution of convicts per "Neptune" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.156-61)

1820 Jul 28

Convicts disembarked from "Neptune" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.157)

1820 Aug 4

Re public proclamation of accession of George IV (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.177)

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 14

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

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 28

Re charges brought by Sir John Jamison against Richard Fitzgerald (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.177-89)

1820 Aug 29

Re distribution of convicts per "Earl St Vincent" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.232-5)

1820 Sep 13

Circular transmitting Government & General Orders re procedures for taking the Annual General Muster in the future (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.259)

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 22,29

Re distribution of convicts per "Morley", "Dorothy" and "Agamemnon" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.273, 290-4, 296-9)

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

Re distribution of convicts per "Shipley" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.305)

1820 Oct 10,14

Re assignment of convicts per "Janus" to the Factory (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.327, 334)

1820 Oct 11

Petition of Robert Cooper to the Male Orphan Institution referred to (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.22)

1820 Nov 21

Instructions that no convict to be discharged from public works gang by magistrates or drafted into service of settlers (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.68-70)

1820 Nov 29

Re distribution to, for information and guidance, of 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 10

Re Robert Cooper's petition (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.24)

1821 Jan 11

Convicts disembarked from "Hebe" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.37)

1821 Jan 11-Feb 17

Re convicts sent to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.36, 49, 104)

1821 Jan 17

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

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 Jan 24

Petition on behalf of Robert Dunn for remission of sentence (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.189-94)

1821 Feb 1-10

Proceedings taken at Court House, Parramatta, re case Macarthur v Oakes (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.243-58)

1821 Feb 3

Remarks made by F Oakes in evidence with purpose of hurting feelings of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.240-2)

1821 Feb 15

Declining to visit Parramatta Factory as magistrate on account of abuse by Francis Oakes; measures to capture bushrangers; expunging of name from Magistrate Records (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.237-9)

1821 Feb 17

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

1821 Feb 28

Circular ordering retaking of general muster of 1820 in his district due to inaccuracies (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.144-145)

1821 Mar 2

Investigated charge against Superintendent of Castle Hill Lunatic Asylum and found charge groundless (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.260-1)

1821 Mar 23

Advice sought re marriages of women employed in Parramatta Factory during absence of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.321-4; 325-8)

1821 Mar 31

Re instructions to close the late Treasurer of Police Funds account (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.212)

1821 May 9

Ann Kearnan apprenticed to from the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.70)

1821 May 24

Store receipts of for fresh meat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.165)

1821 Jun 9

Stating muster of Parramatta taken with care but deficiency since 1819 not accounted for (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.377-8)

1821 Aug 25

Edward Smith Hall claiming that Macarthur's stock keeper at Wollondilly Plains was punished for stealing a bullock which was later found to have strayed (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.47-8)

1821 Sep 3

Recommending William Fishburne as constable in Castle Hill and Pennant Hills in lieu of John Rogan (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.105-6)

1821 Sep 12

Sent list of convicts to be forwarded from "Adamant" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.367)

1821 Sep 20

Sent list of convicts to be forwarded from "Grenada" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.379)

1821 Sep 20

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

1821 Oct 9

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

1821 Nov 10,29

Re distribution of convicts per "John Barry" & "Hindostan" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.36-43, 101-6)

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; Reel 6039, 4/424 pp.2-4)

1821 Dec 11

Asking permission to inflict hard labour and reduced rations in some cases, gaol with good rations not having been found to deter persons from repetition of crime (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.101-4)

1821 Dec 21

Convicts landed from "Minerva" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.170)

1821 Dec 28

Returning certain men from "Minerva" as useless in his service (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.251-2)

1821 Dec 31

Convicts returned from employ of (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.212)

1822 Jan 12-Aug 24

Magistrate present at proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.1b-24)

1822 Feb 13

Request that Ann Kearnan be received back into the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.84)

1822 Feb 25-Mar 27

William Oglethorp and John Slade tried for killing his sheep (Reel 6023; X820 p.39)

1822 Mar 6

Memorial (Fiche 3049; 4/1830 No.224). Reply, 10 Apr (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.138)

1822 Mar 14

Convicts landed from "Isabella" & "Shipley" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.11, 14)

1822 c.May

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

Explaining new regulations for the rationing of men employed clearing land; had authority to receive 22 convicts from Sydney to clear land at Westwood (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.204-6)

1822 Jun 22

Re estimate of labour performed by clearing gangs (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.9)

1822 Jul 12

Recommending John Watson for an annuity (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.16)

1822 Jul 24

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

1822 Jul 24-1824 Nov

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D pp.9, 10, 18, 19, 26, 41, 44, 45, 48, 53, 59, 62, 82, 83, 85, 88; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D pp.94, 96, 123, 129)

1822 Aug 19

John Smith, hired servant, tried with leaving McArthur's service before agreement expired (Fiche 3297; X643 p.24)

1822 Aug 21

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

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 30-1823 Sep 30

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

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 Feb 24

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

1823 Mar 17

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

1823 Apr 2

Occupying grazing pasture at Eastwood, district of Bringelly (Fiche 3061; 4/1834A No.56 pp.341-4)

1823 Apr 28

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

1823 May 17

Five wethers exchanged with to be sent to Tongabaroo (Reel 6033; X827 p.185)

1823 Jun 23

Steward of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Acceptance of the Governor and Colonial Secretary to anniversary dinner of the Society at Nash's Inn, Parramatta on 3 Jul 1823 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.563, 564)

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 7

Refused to sign bond for clearing party (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.257)

1823 Aug 4

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

1823 Aug 8

Re master of "Woodman" residing with him (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.39)

1823 Aug 29

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

1823 Sep 19

Re signing bond (Reel 6057; 4/1768 p.181)

1823 Sep 29

Had 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 8

Depositary of Savings Bank. Paid money from sale of effects of parents of orphan children of Edward Gregory at Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.59)

1823 Dec 13

Re acreage of vineyards in muster (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.24)

1823 Oct 19-1824 Aug 14

Convicts from the Establishment, Emu Plains, assigned to (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.160, 185, 199)

1824 c.Jul

On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.173d)

1824 Sep

On return of grain on hand in the Districts of Bringelly and Cooke (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.258)

1824 Sep

Reply to the instructions of 29 Sep 1824 transmitted to the Governor (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.150)

1824 Sep 30

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

1824 Oct 4; 1825 Apr 7

Memorials for land in County of Camden (Fiche 3146; 4/1843B No.571 pp.693-707)

1824 Dec 9

Listing his assigned convicts and requesting more (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.156-8)

1824 Dec 20

Re his requests for more convicts (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.159-60)

1824 Dec 31

Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.415)

1825

List of Crown servants mustered in his employ in 1824 (Fiche 3146; 4/1843B No.571 pp.703-4)

1825 Jan 20

Re conditions for the assignment of convicts (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.44)

1825 Jan 25

Re number of convicts assigned (Reel 6014; 4/3513 pp.309-10)

1825 Jan 27

Enquiring why an absent convict was not notified to Superintendent of Convicts (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.336)

1825 Mar 7

Re his being a banker of the New South Wales Savings Bank (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.542)

1825 May 6

On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.96)

1825 May 6

Convicts landed from "Royal Charlotte" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.210)

1825 May 17

On lists of persons who have received warrants for the purchase of Crown lands (Fiche 3266, 9/2652 p.114; Fiche 3260, 2/1925 p.13)

1825 May 17

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

1825 Jul 18

Re Mary Ann Easterbrook's request for her husband Thomas, in MacArthur's employ, to be assigned to her (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.57)

1825 Jul 28

Willing to release Thomas Easterbrook to his wife Mary as soon as someone else capable of running his water mill was found (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.56). Reply, 15 Aug (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.158)

1825 Sep 9

Convict landed from "Lonach" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.294)

1825 Sep 16

Re enquiry into vineyard of 35 acres (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.323)

1825 Oct, Nov

On lists of persons liable to serve as jurors at Parramatta or Liverpool (Reel 6062; 4/1782 pp.83a, 116a)

1825 Oct 4

Request from the wife of Thomas Easterbrook that he be transferred from the services of MacArthur to her services (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.7)

1825 Oct 5

Appointed to committee to enquire into the best means of superintending, employing and subsisting prisoners, with a view to their reform and amelioration (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.447)

1825 Nov

T E Nott recently left his employ (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.84)

1825 Nov 11

Thomas Easterbrook to attend at the Colonial Secretary's Office in order to be assigned to his wife (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.595)

1825 Dec 9

Convict landed from "Henry Porcher" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.104)

MACARTHUR, James. Son of John and Elizabeth MacArthur

Born at Elizabeth Farm 1798; accompanied his father to Europe, March 1809 - September 1817; administered family estates and owned land at Sutton Forest and in the Taralga district; appointed senior member of the local committee of the Australian Agricultural Company, 1824; died 21 April 1867.

1819 Jul 10

Father forwarding memorial re grant for (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.343-6)

1819 Oct 11

To receive the privileges of a free settler (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.292)

1822 Feb 25

Re non-appearance of his father at High Court of Appeals (Reel 6054; 4/1759 pp.178-9)

1822 Aug

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

1823 Jun 30, Sep 30

On list of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 p.78)

1823 Jul 28

Re deposition in case of Campbell v McArthur (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.380-1)

1823 Oct 7

Re offer of appointment as Magistrate (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.381)

1824 Jan

Convict returned to Government by in District of Appin (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.51)

1824 Jun 9

Re J Saunder's assignment (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.410)

1824 c.Jul

On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.173d)

1824 Aug 21

Memorial (Fiche 3101; 4/1838B No.667 pp.885-7)

1824 Aug 30

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.117)

1824 Sep 1

On list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.19)

1825 Feb 9

Appointed Justice of the Peace (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.311)

1825 May 11

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

1825 Jun 10,18

On lists of persons who have received warrants for the purchase of Crown lands (Fiche 3266, 9/2652 p.114; Fiche 3260, 2/1925 p.13)

1825 Jul 1

Elaborating on return of constables for County of Camden (Fiche 3302; 4/7419.1 pp.9-10)

1825 Sep 9

Convicts landed from "Lonach" assigned to at Camden (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.295)

1825 Oct 3

Unable to give opinion on the effect of juries because none had been assembled in the Cawdor district (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.100)

1825 Nov 12,16

Appointed Justice of the Peace (Reel 6039, 4/424 p.458; Fiche 3299, AO Doc No.4)

1825 Dec 14

Inquest into the death of Francis Blong (Reel 6063; 4/1784 pp.273a-g)

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