Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Macquarie, Lachlan (Jun 1819-Mar 1821)

1819 Jun 5

Notice that he would reside at Parramatta during winter, and arrangements for administration (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.51)

1819 Jun 18

Notice; no carts except those belonging to Government to be driven over new special road from Brickfields to Parramatta (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.323-4)

1819 Jun 27-Jul 11

Concerning investigation of charges brought by Laurence H Halloran, a convict, against Captain John Lamb of "Baring". Governor approved sentence, although considered it too light, and expressed his disapproval of Mr Campbell's interference (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.113-51)

1819 Jun 29

James Badgery seeking additional grant of land and enclosing letter from Earl Bathurst approving Governor Macquarie's refusal to confirm grant made by Lieutenant Governor Paterson (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.325-8)

1819 Jul 10

Notice defining term "mariners and sailors" in certain regulations re detainers as referring only to petty officers & sailors & not to master, mate or other officers of ships (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.341-2)

1819 Jul 21

Advising Secretary to the Treasury that care would be taken to prevent misappropriation of surplus provisions by masters of convict ships (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.355)

1819 Jul 21

Acknowledging receipt of letters from George Harrison, Secretary to the Treasury (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.356)

1819 Jul 21

Advising Commissioners of the Navy re embarking of detachments of troops to India per "Baring" and "Surrey" (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.357)

1819 Jul 21

Instructing his bankers re disposal of half-year's salary, including payments to his brother for purchase of land in the Isle of Mull and to agent, Alexander Birnie (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.358)

1819 Jul 21

Ordering boots for own use from Mr Hobby, Boot and Shoemaker, St James Street, London; and arranging payment through his bankers, Coutts & Co. (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.359)

1819 Jul 21

Detailed report to Military Secretary concerning inadequacy of military force in Colony; his suspension of orders for reduction of 48th Regiment, asking that it be augmented, and making various suggestions on military matters (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.361-70)

1819 Jul 24

Conveying to Commissioners of Navy William Hutchinson's request for machinery for water mill (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.360)

1819 Jul 27

Frederick Drennan enclosing letter from J W Parry with offer to grind Government wheat at certain rate, & requesting to know wishes of Governor re arrangement in favour of officers of the 48th Regiment conducting Government mill. Governor requested explanation of his improper & insolent allusion (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.264-6)

1819 Aug 19

Richard Fitzgerald requesting tools for men being drafted from convict ships to cultivate Crown lands at Toongabbie, and suggesting huts be built for the men (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.413-6)

1819 Aug 21

Patients at Sydney Hospital after 24 Sep to be victualled strictly in conformity with new system drawn up by D'Arcy Wentworth (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.392-4)

1819 Aug 23

Revoking commission of William Cox to act as magistrate and commandant of County of Westmoreland, Lieutenant William Lawson having been appointed Justice of the Peace and magistrate at Bathurst and throughout County of Westmoreland (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.395-395c)

1819 Aug 24

List of tools and other articles required for intended Government agricultural establishment at Emu Plains (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.417-8)

1819 Sep 1

Frederick Drennan reporting on difficulty of securing meat for Government stores owing to persons being unable to fulfil tenders through devastation caused by caterpillars (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.400-2)

1819 Sep 8

Appointing Richard Fitzgerald Superintendent of Government agricultural establishment at Emu Plains and directing him to fix upon suitable spot for depot for 200 men and to arrange locally for food supplies (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.409-12). Reply, 11 Sep (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.423-5)

1819 Sep 8

Memoranda re making a road into the newly discovered country west of Cow Pastures (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.231-8)

1819 Sep 11

Government and general order; no horse race to take place on Hyde Park Racecourse without Governor's permission in writing (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.3-4)

1819 Sep 11

Order; rations for female convicts in Parramatta Factory to be two-thirds of male ration, and for children of female convicts one-half of male ration (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.5-6)

1819 Sep 15

Promising William Minchin appointment as Superintendent of Police on resignation of D'Arcy Wentworth if no nomination from England (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.11-4)

1819 Sep 21

Re victualling of party constructing cart road in country to south west of the Cowpastures (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.15-8)

1819 Sep 21

Re victualling Charles Throsby and nine free persons and their families as settlers in the newly discovered land in the County of Camden; and victualling of the fifteen men engaged on building new road to the settlement (Reel 6048, 4/1743 pp.19-22; Reel 6020, 2/8130 pp.253-5)

1819 Sep 23

Government & general order; persons tendering to supply animal food to Government to enter into bond for due performance of contract; list of defaulters to be published in Sydney Gazette (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.25-8)

1819 Oct

G Blaxland suggesting scheme for interesting colonists in land beyond the Mountains for sheep farming (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.29-30)

1819 Oct 16

Government & general order; as iron for cart and carriage tyres not available, order of 28 Nov 1818 suspended until 1 May 1820 (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.105-6)

1819 Nov 10

James Bowman with scheme for victualling the patients, for accommodation of nurses at the hospital and for the employment of male nurses for men's wards (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.114-7)

1819 Nov 17

John Howe reporting on 20 days' expedition northwest of Windsor (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.120-3)

1819 Nov 22

Captain L C D de Freycinet asking permission for scientific staff of "L'Uranie" to visit the interior; also to make plan of the roadstead of the harbour from the entry to Sydney (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.151-2)

1819 Nov 24

Grants of land made only to persons intending to reside permanently in the country (Reel 6048; 4/1743 p.149)

1819 Dec 4

Captain L C D de Freycinet requesting medical supplies for "L'Uranie" from the hospital as they are unprocurable in Sydney (Reel 6048; 4/1743 p.155)

1819 Dec 6

Revd Robert Cartwright praising work of Native Institution & proposing reservation of land as settlement for the Aborigines; also enclosing letter from Sir John Jamison & many other citizens, suggesting public meeting to discuss extension of the work of the Native Institution on behalf of the Aborigines (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.157-68)

1819 Dec 27

John Howe reporting on expedition with Myles, a native, into country recently discovered by Howe (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.124-6)

1819 Dec 27

Lord Bathurst requesting that the grounds for judgement be included with proceedings of the Vice Admiralty Court in cases of appeal (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.191)

1820 Jan 3-Apr 24, Dec 21

Court martial of Captain William Newell Watkins: including certain legal difficulties, question of Governor's power to reassemble the court, Watkins' intention to appeal to Court of King's Bench against sentence; arrangements for passage to England (Reel 6049, 4/1744 pp.1-53; Reel 6050, 4/1746 pp.248-9; Reel 6051, 4/1749 pp.272-3)

1820 Jan 15

Revd Samuel Marsden re the consecration of the new burial ground at Brickfield Hill, Sydney (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.108-9)

1820 Jan 15

L MacAlister thanking Governor for his kindness (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.190-1)

1820 Jan 15

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

1820 Jan 18

William Broughton describing country lately discovered by C Throsby which he had toured in company with C Throsby and A Berry (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.130-3)

1820 Jan 22

Charles Throsby reporting discovery of route to link the newly discovered country to the coast in Illawarra district (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.139-41)

1820 Jan 29

General order; regulations re new burial ground at Brickfield Hill (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.148-53)

1820 Feb 3

William Cox complaining of discharge of Constable Eggleton from duty by Mr Bell and requesting instructions be given constables not to be discharged without signature of senior magistrate of district (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.202-3)

1820 Feb 5

John Howe seeking early appointment to arrange journey to river recently discovered by him; with note by Governor fixing date for 15 Feb; and manuscript copy of order to Francis Oakes to supply blankets and cloth (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.154-61)

1820 Feb 5

Order; guard boats to ply the harbour during the day to prevent smuggling & intercourse with convicts prior to landing from transports; small craft to have name of boat & master written legibly on bows or sterns; all boats plying the harbour to be chained to wharves from sunset to sunrise; Edward Ewing & Daniel Cubitt appointed masters of the Row Boat Guard (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.168-75)

1820 Feb 6

Agreeing to supply Captain Skinner, master of "Dromedary", with two complete timber carriages, twelve draught oxen & four men as drivers, to assist in securing spars from the forest in New Zealand for the use of H.M. Navy (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.176-9). Report of journey, 21 Apr (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.245-51)

1820 Feb 12,19

Re Order by the King in Council to amend church services (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.200-1)

1820 Feb 14

Revd Robert Cartwright discussing plans for the improvement of the Native Institution and for the education, settlement and civilization of the Aborigines (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.115-29)

1820 Feb 19

Government & general order; orders of 11 Aug 1810 and 6 Nov 1813 for preservation of streets of Sydney now to apply to Parramatta, Windsor and Liverpool; animals at large or grazing on streets to be impounded and owners fined (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.210-3)

1820 Mar 2

Re offer of 300 merino rams to Government by John Macarthur to improve breed of sheep in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3264; 4/7081 pp.5-8)

1820 Mar 11-17

Barron Field suggesting new code of rules and fees for the Supreme Court; Governor declined to amend them pending enquiry of Commissioner Bigge (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.198-206)

1820 Mar 21

John Howe giving details of journey from Windsor to newly discovered river and description of the country (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.162-5)

1820 Mar 23

Wording on the foundation stone of The Georgian Public School, founded and approved by Governor Macquarie (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.214-5)

1820 Mar 27

Advice from John Wylde re precedency among the magistrates of the Colony; no ground of precedency in England except as matter of private courtesy; unable to point out any mode of appointment by which precedency could be established (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.216-9)

1820 Apr 3

Instructions to James Meehan to ascertain amount of disposable land fit for grazing and tillage in country discovered by Charles Throsby to the southwest of the Cow Pastures and possibility of safe road to Jervis Bay through this country (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.220-3)

1820 Apr 7

Government & general order; constables & police officers to arrest persons discharging fire arms in Sydney, day or night, unless in self-defence; shooting at birds or marks on Sunday also punishable (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.230-5)

1820 Apr 9

Charles Throsby reporting on journey taken to ascertain prospect of communication with the coast from the new country discovered southwest from Cow Pastures and confirming possibility of good road to Jervis Bay (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.236-9)

1820 Apr 13

John Howe left Wallis Plains on 22 Mar; having been only five weeks on expedition he had proved that the river followed was Hunter's River; suggesting expeditions further north to Port Stephens (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.166-7)

1820 Apr 13

Revd Samuel Marsden, from "Dromedary", stating intention of leaving New Zealand after return from River Thames and giving information re convicts taken away in "General Gates" (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.242-3)

1820 Apr 13

Deputation from the General Committee of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales for the erection of building out of Sydney for the accommodation of aged, infirm, blind and destitute persons (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.255-6)

1820 Apr 15

Memorandum for Major G Druitt being instructions re work to be carried out (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.257-60)

1820 Apr 24

Instructing Francis Howard Greenway to accompany Acting Chief Engineer at least twice a week to inspect public works under his care, & to confer daily on state of progress of such works. Points for the Governor to discuss with Mr Greenway at a meeting with him on 24 Apr (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.326-30)

1820 May 16

Instructions to Edward Divine, commander of "Princess Charlotte", to proceed to Port Dalrymple and Hobart with female convicts (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.334-7)

1820 May 19,21

Hannibal Hawkins MacArthur re despatch to Governor of three bushels of rye grass seed and three bushels of white clover, sufficient for planting five acres, to improve the Governor's lawn (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.19-22, 26-8)

1820 May 20

Government & general order; persons trespassing on Government Domain, Parramatta, to be arrested, the measure being intended to prevent destruction of trees & plantation (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.338-40)

1820 May 26-Jun 3

Jane Roberts, widow of William Roberts, asking payment of debt due to late husband for the construction of roads and bridges, also various memoranda of the debt, written by Governor (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.342-9, 358)

1820 Jun 10

Instructing John Kent, commander of "Prince Regent", to proceed to New Zealand to rejoin "Dromedary", under Captain Skinner, but to return within one month as "Prince Regent" intended as present to King of Sandwich Islands (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.364-7)

1820 Jun 12

Thanking George William Evans for view of Hobart and requesting views of Parramatta and Newcastle to be made (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.368-9)

1820 Jul

On list of persons in the procession to be held on 23 Jul 1820 to mark the accession of George IV (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.407, 409)

1820 Jul 1

Order for the procession from Government House, Sydney, to the Church of St Philip on Sunday 23 Jul 1820 as approved by His Excellency, the Governor (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.407-10)

1820 Jul 17

Richard Hill, Secretary of Male Orphan School, requesting extension of number of boys taken into the school from 50 to 80 (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.88-90)

1820 Jul 24

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

1820 Aug 9

Richard Brooks giving information of discovery of fine country to westward by James Whalley (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.125-6)

1820 Aug 14

Reply to Sir John Jamison, chairman of meeting at which memorial to Lord Bathurst from Inhabitants of Colony was drawn up, enclosing Bathurst's response of 24 Mar (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.192-3)

1820 Aug 15

Notice; rates of toll over South Creek to be reduced as from 24 Aug 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.140-3)

1820 Aug 15

Government & general order; persons driving vehicles to observe same regulations as in force in England, that is, to keep to left side of the road (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.144-5)

1820 Aug 15

Government and general order; prisoners in service with the Government, permitted to reside with families must attend Sunday musters before divine service, dressed in slops issued to them by Government (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.146-7)

1820 Aug 15

Government & general order; provost marshals & coroners to have power to summons persons to constitute juries; penalty to be imposed for non-compliance with summons (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.148-50)

1820 Aug 22

Instructions to Edward Divine, commander of "Princess Charlotte", to set sail for Hobart with female convicts and stores and to return with wheat (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.153-6)

1820 Aug 25

Charles Throsby reporting road work in new country advanced beyond Wallandillie River, and despatch of Joseph Wild with two men to endeavour to find lake called by natives, Wee-raa-waa, ie Lake George (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.171-4)

1820 Sep 18-27

Dispute between Terence Murray, paymaster of 48th Regiment, and Colonel J Erskine re Murray's attendance at regimental parades, his wearing of white trousers in the morning prior to dining at Government House, and other matters (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.18-43)

1820 Sep 19

Government & general order discontinuing as from 25 Sep 1820 payment by Commissariat Department for purchases for Crown by notes of hand & re-introducing system of payment by store receipts, specie & bills on H.M. Treasury (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.44-9)

1820 Sep 23

Government & general order setting out rations of beef, mutton, pork, flour, sugar & tea to be issued to all persons victualled at expense of Crown (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.50-3)

1820 Sep 23

Government & general order increasing salaries of district constables and subordinate constables (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.54-5)

1820 Sep 26

Colonel James Erskine asking that company at Port Dalrymple be relieved on account of lack of discipline (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.56)

1820 Oct 4

Government & general order; 3 1/2 lbs maize to be added to weekly ration of flour as specified in order of 23 Sep 1820 (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.57-9)

1820 Oct 18

Advising Lieutenant Governor Sorell of Governor's intention of proceeding on a tour into the newly discovered country westward of the Cowpastures, and administrative arrangements during his absence (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.370)

1820 Nov 21

Instructing that no convict to be discharged by magistrates from public works gang or drafted into service of settlers; settlers not to discharge servants except for crime proved before magistrates (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.68-70)

1820 Nov 23

Instructing John Oxley to proceed to Port Macquarie in "Prince Regent" and report upon suitability for convict settlement (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.75-90)

1820 Nov 25

Government & general order giving permission for Nepean settlers to pasture herds & flocks on country southwest of the Cow Pastures, subject to withdrawal when land required (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.91-6)

1820 Nov 25

Asking if James Meehan would let his residence, Macquariefields, for an Academy for the education of the upper classes of the youth of the Colony to be conducted by Revd Thomas Reddall (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.106-9). Reply, 28 Nov (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.110-2). Memorandum of agreement, 16 Dec (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.113-6)

1820 Dec 9

Government & general order setting scale of rates for service of watermen plying within the harbour of Port Jackson (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.117-9)

1820 Dec 13

Giving permission to Mr Charker, Principal Overseer of Government Stock at Cawdor, to graze cattle on Mittagong Range provided application was made to the Secretary for passport (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.278-9)

1820 Dec 16

No objection to holding mass on holy days for Catholics able to attend (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.121-3)

1821 Jan 2,4

Captain Richard Skinner requesting logs of various Australian timbers be placed on "Dromedary" to be delivered to Navy Board as specimens of timber suitable for ship-building; Governor's memorandum of timber to be procured for this purpose (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.45-7)

1821 Jan 3

Captain Richard Skinner applying for workmen to fit out "Dromedary" for reception of Commissioner of Enquiry, returning to England (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.48-50)

1821 Jan 25

Re special meeting of Committee of Male Orphan Institution to consider Revd Thomas Reddall's proposal to remove twelve boys to country (Reel 6040; 4/400 pp.27-30)

1821 Jan 30

Captain Richard Skinner of "Dromedary" seeking to pay pilotage by means of certificate; and to enter Thomas Messling on books as carpenter, and Robert Dunn, Thomas Simms, Thomas Smith & John Peacock as seamen (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.66, 69-71). Macquarie's reply stating could only allow men to be taken as seamen on "Dromedary" if free or fully pardoned convicts, and referring question of payment for pilotage by certificate to Captain Piper (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.72-4)

1821 Jan 31

Instructions to John Nicholson, recently appointed Master Attendant and Harbour Master of Port Jackson (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.195-203)

1821 Feb 3,26

Charles Throsby re completion of road from stone quarry in Cow Pastures over Cookbundoon Range into the new discovered country; granted 500 acres in appreciation (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.1-7, 273-4)

1821 Feb 3

Notice; James Meehan ordered to commence collection of quit rents arising from grants, leases, etc made subsequent to 1 Jan 1810 (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.215-8)

1821 Feb 3

Regulations re use of distilleries (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.219-30)

1821 Feb 5

Requesting passage on "Dromedary" for John Richardson, gardener in charge of plants and seeds for the King, and for seven unfit soldiers of 48th Regiment; and Captain Skinner's reply (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.231-3, 75-6)

1821 Feb 7

Informing Earl Bathurst of despatch of continued series of Sydney Gazette from 3 Sep 1820 to 3 Feb 1821, also New South Wales Almanac for 1821 (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.234-5)

1821 Feb 15

Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur declining to visit Parramatta on account of abuse by Francis Oakes, superintendent; explaining measures taken to capture bushrangers; and expressing thanks for expunging from records reflections cast upon him by Sydney magistrates (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.237-9)

1821 Feb 27-1822 Apr 3

Transfer of Grose Farm to the Female Orphan Institution (Fiche 3045; 4/1829 Nos.122A-C)

1821 Mar 2

Requesting estimation of value of land in Windsor of Robert Andrews, James Vincent and Edward Armsfield resumed for streets (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.304-5)

1821 Mar 10

Directing 400 acres of Liverpool common to be marked as glebe property for Revd R Cartwright and 400 of Airds common for Revd T Reddall (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.275-7)

1821 Mar 13

To George Frederick Hamilton refusing his request, and stating that land would not be granted to Young and Landall until they appeared personally to claim and reside upon it, this being his rule for free settlers (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.278-81)

1821 Mar 14

Instructing Major George Druitt that artificers and labourers from best-behaved convicts be selected to go to Port Macquarie to carry out public works in new penal settlement, with promise of ticket of leave or pardon in 18 months, if satisfactory (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.282-5)

1821 Mar 16

Instructions for the guidance & Government of Captain Francis Allman of 48th Regiment proceeding as commandant of the new settlement of Port Macquarie (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.286-316)

1821 Mar 16

Directing Richard Fitzgerald to claim for carriage of Government stores to Emu Plains Agricultural Establishment by means of his own cart and horses, with option of receiving payment in money or in assigned men on the stores (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.314-5)

1821 Mar 31

Government & general order removing duty on home-grown timber so as to avoid delay in building; applications for timber cutting licences to be accompanied with list of employees, place of cutting & quantity of timber to be cut (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.336-9)

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