Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Macquarie, Lachlan (May 1816-May 1819)

1816 May 4

Proclamation forbidding Aborigines to carry offensive weapons within one mile of white settlement; providing terms of their permanent settlement, passes and education (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.218-25; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.602-7; Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.21-4)

1816 May 8

Instruction for Sergeant R Broadfoot, commanding detachment of 46th Regiment in expedition against hostile natives in Bringelly district near the farm of John Blaxland (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.44-9). Report, 23 May (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.72-3)

1816 May 18

Notice; setting out scale of tolls to be paid on new road from Sydney to Parramatta to Liverpool (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.25-8)

1816 May 24

Account from Thomas Henshaw for colouring Government House, Parramatta (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.90-1)

1816 Jun 5

Instructions for guidance & Government of Captain James Wallis proceeding as Commandant of Newcastle (Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.27-33)

1816 Jun 16

Despatches entrusted to Dr William McDonald on "Alexander" for delivery to Earl Bathurst (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.101-3)

1816 Jun 26,27

Lieutenant C Jeffreys giving his opinion that site on which lighthouse was being erected was too distant from the point of South Head to be useful and suggesting North Head as more suitable; too late to be of use (Reel 6046; 4/1735 pp.77-8)

1816 Jul 4

William Cox, James Mileham and Richard Fitzgerald, as committee of survey, reporting complete destruction of new wharf at Windsor by flood, the work not having been done in substantial manner (Reel 6045; 4/1735 p.83)

1816 Jul 15-20

Simeon Lord offering to contract for the milling & dyeing of all woollen cloth manufactured by the Government (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.84-6,88-9). Agreement to be drawn up (Reel 6045; 4/1735 p.91)

1816 Jul 20

Proclamation re state of outlawry of ten Aborigines; formation of associations by settlers and re military detachments in exposed districts (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.226-31)

1816 Sep 5,7

R Fitzgerald and J Mileham expressing pleasure at recovery of the Governor from illness, alarming reports having been circulated (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.128-30)

1816 Sep 7

Draft of letter to Earl Bathurst reporting insulting and oppositional conduct of Jeffery Hart Bent in many matters & especially in the imprisonment of William Broughton without trial (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.123-7)

1816 Sep 28; 1817 Jul 5

General Order re administrative arrangements occasioned by Macquarie's residence at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.260-1, 363)

1816 Oct 9

Convalescing at Parramatta after serious illness (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.161-2)

1816 Oct 12

Samuel Terry disclaiming ever having signed, or sanctioned any persons to sign for him, a memorial to the House of Commons promoted by William Henry Moore, making charges against the Governor (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.171-4)

1816 Oct 19

Captain William Ostler tendering "Elizabeth" for conveyance of troops to India; draft of reply accepting tender (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.175-8)

1816 Oct 30

Advising Captain W Ostler of "Elizabeth" that officer commanding the troops being conveyed to India had no claim to captain's own cabin, but merely to comfortable quarters; Captain Ostler had no control over troops but officers were instructed to comply with reasonable requests respecting orderly conduct of troops (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.181-2)

1816 Nov 1

Proclamation revoking and annulling hostile operations against Aborigines (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.232-4)

1816 Nov 14

Directing David Allan to send to the Governor's office complete case of stationery received from England per "Elizabeth" (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.171)

1816 Nov 19

Reprimanding Revd Samuel Marsden for having removed John David Saintsbury from Government labour & assigned him to private person; no magistrate was to interfere with Government gangs except in cases of criminal acts (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.199-200). Further letter, 21 Nov (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.201-2)

1816 Nov 23

Proclamation; not lawful to issue, negotiate or receive in payment any promissory note wherein the amount was not stated in sterling money or value (Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.203-10; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.235-8; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.559-61)

1816 Nov 25

Proclamation; payment for goods or work must be made in sterling legal currency (Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.211-4; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.239-40; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.563-4)

1816 Dec

Patron of the Female Orphan Institution and of the Institution for the Civilization, Care and Education of the Aborigines or Black Natives (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.42-3)

1816 Dec 2

Received letter from Earl Bathurst re use of Dr Goode's version of the Psalms (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.51)

1816 Dec 7

Government & general order, calling all copper money in circulation at an advance of 50 percent on the English sterling value (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.225-8)

1816 Dec 7

Government & general order, fixing rates of wages in sterling money (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.229-31)

1816 Dec 8

Memo recording promise to Judge Advocate Wylde to recommend to Earl Bathurst that he be knighted (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.23)

1816 Dec 11

Government & general order, removing Jeffery Hart Bent from his appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.17)

1816 Dec 28

Government & general order reducing price of fresh meat supplied to Government stores to 6d per lb (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.232-3)

1816 Dec 28

Government & general order; settlers not to be victualled for more than six months from H.M. Stores (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.234-7)


Notice prohibiting boats being moored or passengers landed at Governor's private landing place near Bennelong's Point (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.13)


Barron Field re proposal for Savings Bank, and asking Macquarie to preside at meetings of the Bible and Benevolent Societies on 5 Jun to consider the project; enquiring after Mrs Macquarie's health (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.317)

1817 Jan 1

Government & general order appointing Thomas Wylde Clerk of the Peace & Crown Solicitor & recommending suitable salary be annexed (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.1)

1817 Jan 1

Memorandum re colonial expenses to be defrayed from the Colonial Revenue (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.2)

1817 Jan 1

Proclamation re depredations of herds of Government cattle, & trespass, in the Cowpastures; no person to hunt or travel into the Cowpastures without licence under penalty of death (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.3-7)

1817 Jan 1

List of essentially necessary public buildings required to be erected in Sydney, Parramatta, Windsor & Liverpool (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.14-7)

1817 Jan 1

Proclamation pardoning and indemnifying persons trespassing on Crown land at Cowpastures, and prohibiting passage beyond Nepean without pass or licence (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.241-5)

1817 Jan 3

Memorandum of remarks made by J T Williams, master of "Frederick", reflecting on the integrity of the Governor (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.21-2)

1817 Jan 15

George Crossley asking that petition to be allowed to practice in Law Courts be forwarded to England (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.56-9)

1817 Jan 18

Proclamation; deeds and conveyances to be registered and records kept; certificate of registration to be allowed in evidence at all courts (Reel 6046, 4/1737 pp.8-12; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.246-50)

1817 Jan 23

Isaac Nicholls asking permission to commemorate the establishment of the Colony at his house, and Macquarie's approval (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.26-8)

1817 Feb 10

Sir Joseph Banks advising Allen Cunningham to ask Macquarie to appoint a person to assist him in the collection of botanical specimens (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.385)

1817 Feb 22

Proclamation increasing penalties for retailing wines and spirituous liquors without licence (Reel 6046, 4/1737 pp.48-52; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.251-3)

1817 Feb 22

Instructions to Charles Fraser and William Parr, members of Oxley's expedition westward of the Blue Mountains (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.7-12)

1817 Mar

Re detainers lodged against Jeffery Hart Bent and Mrs Ellis Bent by John Wylde (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.93-103, 209-14)

1817 Mar 5

Government & general order re precautions that should be taken against floods; settlers in Nepean & Hawkesbury areas should build homes on the high lands within the townships assigned to them (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.65-7)

1817 Mar 8

Government & general order; no master or any persons belonging to vessels to offer merchandise for sale on board vessels, or invite persons on board for purpose of barter (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.68-9)

1817 Mar 10

John Oxley stating why no reserves had been made between adjacent land grants; Crown reserves, however, been made in every district for townships & other purposes (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.77-80)

1817 Mar 10

John Wylde and Barron Field asking what instructions had been given by Secretary of State re admission of persons arriving as convicts to practice as attorneys (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.201-2)

1817 Mar 11

John Wylde re convict attorneys and other matters (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.83-4)

1817 Mar 24

Instructions for John Oxley with lists of members of expedition and schedule of provision and equipment (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.13-31, 35)

1817 Mar 25

John Wylde setting out suitable timetable for court sessions in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.223-4)

1817 Mar 26

Barron Field did not think it right that J H Bent should be left to pay for seal by way of relic of the office he once held (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.291-2)

1817 Mar 28-1818 Jun 5

J Oxley and G W Evans re expeditions to the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.33-9, 47-50)

1817 Mar 29

Government & general order; schedule of Surveyor General's fees having been approved by home Government, fees for measurement and location of lands should now be paid (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.70-2)

1817 Apr 12

Government & general order; newly-arrived convicts wrongly reporting themselves as artificers or mechanics would be sent to hard labour at Newcastle; also, boats must not go within speaking distance of convicts on newly-arrived vessels (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.287)

1817 Apr 29,30

Barron Field re rules and tables of fees in Supreme Court as framed by him; also, recommending John Gurner to Governor Macquarie's consideration (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.299-303)

1817 Apr 30

Praised by Allan Cunningham who named a plant in his honour (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.182)

1817 Jun 2-24

William Cox with detailed account for total expenses for outfit of John Oxley's expedition westward of Bathurst in 1817, also originals of accounts included in the total account and list of persons to whom shoes were issued for the expedition (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.325-30)

1817 Jun 16,21

Joint letter from William Cox, Robert Cartwright, James Mileham and Henry Fulton re flood relief in Windsor district; subscription to be opened (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.321-3)

1817 Jul 12

Government & general order; settlers not to issue passes to assigned servants except on settlers' own affairs. Magistrates empowered to grant passes and surgeons of hospitals to report discharge of assigned servants to magistrates (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.342-7)

1817 Jul 18

Government & general order; office of Judge Advocate appointed a public office for registration of deeds & conveyances (Reel 6046, 4/1737 pp.348-50; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.257-9)

1817 Jul 19

Government & general order regulating validity of deeds and conveyances not registered at office of Judge Advocate since order of 26 Feb 1802 (Reel 6046, 4/1737 pp.351-3; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.254-6)

1817 Aug 1-Dec 18

Enquiry into ill-treatment of convicts on "Chapman". Committee report not unanimous as to whether sufficient evidence for commitment to trial of certain officers; Governor orders committee to revise report; subsequent legal and other objections raised by Barron Field, John Wylde and D'Arcy Wentworth; related papers (Reel 6046, 4/1738 pp.7-14, 17-9, 58-67, 71-175; Reel 6047, 4/1739 pp.80-1)

1817 Aug 11

Memorandum of points for consideration and decision by the Magistrates of the Colony at their meeting on 13 Aug (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.189-91)

1817 Sep 29,30, Nov 27

William Henry Moore asking for arrears of salary as he had received letter from Lord Bathurst reinstating him as solicitor. Refused (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.302-6)

1817 Nov 3

Tom White Melville Winder enclosing particulars of remarks made by Mr Williams, Master of "Frederick", derogatory to Governor Macquarie (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.23)

1817 Dec 14

Interview with Allan Cunningham; accused him of sending unfavourable reports to Sir Joseph Banks (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.225)

1817 Dec 15

William Cox advising that a pair of emus and a pair of black swans were being sent to Governor (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.75-6)

1817 Dec 24

Copy of instructions issued to Major Druitt in his capacity as Acting Engineer, Artillery Officer and Inspector of Government Public Works by (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.225-37)

1818 Jan 3

Order stating that only Government men were to be employed loading coals at Newcastle (Reel 6066; 4/1806 p.105)

1818 Jan 10

Government & general order; applications for Government servants to be made to Superintendent of Convicts, & not to the Governor & no application to be made for servants of special trade or training (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.48-50)

1818 Jan 24

Government public notice setting out scale of toll rates on new section of Great Western Road from Parramatta to Emu Ford (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.70-3)

1818 Jan 26

Request that dispute between T Murray, paymaster 48th Regiment, and J Brabyn, Captain Royal Veteran Company, be referred to Governor (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.223)

1818 Feb 18

D'Arcy Wentworth urging vaccination of all children and suggesting methods of overcoming prejudice of parents (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.79-83)

1818 Mar 31

Government & general order imposing duty of 10/- per gallon on spirits imported into New South Wales (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.117-8)

1818 Apr 8

Refusing to allow Colonel Thomas Davey more than 7/- per day, the usual rate paid to persons subpoenaed to attend Sydney courts of justice (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.119-22)

1818 Apr 10

Barron Field requesting suspension of Martin Tims, Provost Marshal of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.123-4)

1818 Apr 18

John Wylde advocating, after examination of memorial of constables re reduced rations, that police be put on same basis of allowance and salary as force in England (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.132-4)

1818 Apr 18-May 9

To W H Moore re application to have restored salary as solicitor, providing full apologies to Governor published in Gazette (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.167-9, 178-9, 186-7, 214-5)

1818 Apr 30

Proclamation re licensing of hawkers, peddlers and chapmen; regulations and declarations (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.260-8; Reel 6047, 4/1740 pp.138-64)

1818 May 9,12

John Wylde, Barron Field, Revd William Cowper, Sir John Jamison, D'Arcy Wentworth and John Oxley requesting public meeting to consider address of condolence to H.R.H. Prince Regent and to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg on death of H.R.H. Princess Charlotte. Committee appointed (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.183-6)

1818 Jun 11-1821 Apr 12

Instructions from the Navy Office re transport of troops to India (Reel 6028; 4/1095.1 pp.2-119)

1818 Jul 24

Instructions from Lord Bathurst to discontinue the practice of granting land & Government men to civil and military officers (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.208)

1818 Jul 25

Rules and regulations for management of Female Orphan School (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.259-68)

1818 Aug 3

Request for further information from Revd Samuel Marsden re suspected act of piracy on "Elizabeth Henrietta" while the Governor, his family and staff were on board bound for Newcastle (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.5-6, 9)

1818 Sep 12

Proclamation; persons administering deceased estate without proving will or taking out letters of administration were subject to penalty (Reel 6047, 4/1740 pp.294-303; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.269-71)

1818 Sep 19

Orders to masters of convict ships; practice of allowing for wastage of provisions for victualling H.M. Navy not sanctioned (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.311-4)

1818 Oct 24

Government & general order; no boats to land, night or day, at Sydney Cove or Cockle Bay, without authority from the Governor. Object of order was to prevent smuggling (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.64-6)

1818 Oct 24

Government & general order; no person to remove shells in Long Cove or Iron Cove. Object of order was to reserve making of lime for Government buildings in process (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.67-8)

1818 Oct 27

John Wylde's comments on report of general meeting of magistrates which considered trespass damages, pound rates, etc. Pleased to hear young Lachlan well and Mrs Macquarie no worse (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.208-11)

1818 Nov 7

Government & general order; persons giving spirits to the natives to be prosecuted (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.89-90)

1818 Nov 21

Government & general order suspending until further notice the order of the Secretary of State prohibiting the landing of spirits and merchandise of all kinds from convict ships, because of effect on local trade (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.115-8)

1818 Nov 21

Proclamation re means of settling disputes between masters and employees, and servants and labourers, convict and free (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.272-5; Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.107-14)

1818 Nov 21

Proclamation that all fines and penalties imposed by Government orders and proclamations recoverable before any Justice of the Peace, and in event of non payment recoverable by sale of offenders property or committal to gaol (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.276-8; Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.101-6)

1818 Nov 28

Government & general order levying tonnage rate on ships using Port Jackson Harbour, in order to defray up-keep of South Head light (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.120-1)

1818 Nov 28

Government & general order; no vehicles to be licensed for use on highways or turnpike roads except such as have four wheels with rims & tyres of prescribed width (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.122-5)

1818 Dec 10

Henry Goulburn asking that return of George Carter to England be facilitated (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.341)

1818 Dec 12

John Wylde outlining work still before court; would bear in mind wishes of Governor with regard to port regulations (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.18-21)

1818 Dec 19

Government & general order reducing price of animal food received into H.M. stores after 1 Jan 1819 to 5d per lb (Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.189-93; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.67-8)

1818 Dec 23

Advising Lieutenant Governor Sorell that Mrs Macquarie was seriously ill with dysentery at Parramatta and that Secretary Campbell would defer placing his letter in the Governor's hands during his present anxiety (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.228)


Papers re building carried out by Macquarie (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.267-326)

1819 Jan 1

Patron of Male Orphan Institution. Constitution and Committee of Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.10)

1819 Jan 13-Dec 18

Correspondence with Judge Advocate Wylde (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.137-222)

1819 Jan 30

Earl Bathurst giving instructions as to power of John Thomas Bigge, appointed Commissioner of Enquiry (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.24-6)

1819 Jan 30

Instructions to David Smith, commander of H.M. Colonial brig "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Fiche 3281; 5/3821.6A pp.1-4)

1819 Feb 6

Proclamation extending port regulations to all ports and harbours in colony and dependencies (Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.279-80; Reel 6048, 4/1742 pp.160-1)

1819 Feb 8

Government & general order; issue of saleable or transferable store receipts discontinued; in future store receipts to be presented to Deputy Commissary General for payment either in coin or notes issued on account of H.M. Treasury (Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.109-10; Reel 6048, 4/1742 pp.162-3)

1819 Feb 15

Government & general order; demands of Acting Engineer on Commissariat Department to be met without counter signature of Governor, who would sign one monthly covering requisition (Reel 6048, 4/1742 p.164; Reel 6049, 4/1745 p.91)

1819 Feb 17-Mar 11

Court martial of Acting Assistant Commissary General William Broughton on charges preferred by Deputy Commissary General David Allan. Governor considered sentence too severe, requested revision; subsequent papers, including question of legality of court martial (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.90-109)

1819 Feb 27

Order; fund appropriated for Female Orphan Institution to cover also Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.165-6)

1819 Mar 3,4

Re suspension of Provost Marshal, William Gore (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.95-102, 119-20). All papers (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.83-136)

1819 Mar 6

Proclamation re dower regulations; any married women wishing to transfer her right to property to the possession of husband during marriage must convey the same by writing and seal (Reel 6048, 4/1742 pp.174-7; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.281-2)

1819 Mar 13

Order re fees hitherto paid at office of Provost Marshal and putting in force new scale of fees (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.178-84)

1819 Mar 24

Re case of ill-treatment of William Stewart at Port Dalrymple by Lieutenant Alexander Campbell, who, being now in India, was beyond local jurisdiction (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.185-6)

1819 Mar 24

Advising the Commissioners of the Navy of the cause of change in form of certificates given to surgeon superintendents of convict ships due to their failure to submit diaries and lists of expenditure (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.187-8)

1819 Mar 25

Submitting to the Adjutant General of the Forces memorials from Sergeant John Evans and Private Samuel Collins, both of 46th Regiment, with a request for their favourable consideration (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.203-6)

1819 Mar 26

Lieutenant Colonel James Erskine complaining of conduct of Andrew Allan (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.210-1)

1819 Mar 27

Detailed report to the Military Secretary, London, on the state of the military in the colony (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.191-200)

1819 Mar 28

Informing the Military Secretary that detachments of 46th Regiment left to garrison distant outposts now released and sent to India (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.201-2)

1819 Apr 2-8

Concerning the attack on the character of Lieutenant Colonel James Erskine by Deputy Commissary's General Frederick Drennan and David Allan & the incident on the South Head Road (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.214-42)

1819 Apr 18

John Wylde expressing hurt at the manner in which officers of the late Court of Criminal Jurisdiction were treated at the Regimental Parade in consequence of his private request to the Governor concerning their attendance at the execution of persons sentenced to death by them (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.233-5)

1819 Apr 23

Concerning the case of Captain Thomas Ritchie, accused of libelling the Governor (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.52-5)

1819 May 1

Government & general order stating rules & regulations for management of new convict barracks (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.263-92)

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