Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Meadow to Medman

MEADOW BANKS. Wright's Farm, York Plains, Van Diemen's Land

1821 Jun 29

On list of names given to certain places on the Governor's route between Launceston and Hobart in May and Jun (Reel 6072; 4/6579 p.351)

MEADOWCROFT, John. Per "Isabella", 1818

1821 Oct 22

Prisoner arrived from Hobart per "Jane" to be received into Sydney Gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.425-6)

1821 Nov 1

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Sally" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.21)

1822 Sep

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle; listed as Medcroft (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.157)

1823 Sep 25

On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.424-5)


1821 Sep 8

Woodcutter. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.87)

MEADOWS, Ellen. Per "Brothers", 1824

1824 May

On list of female convicts arrived at Sydney on board the "Brothers" (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.43)

1824 May 7

Re her involvement in a mutiny and an assault upon James Hall, Surgeon Superintendent, whilst on board the "Brothers" (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.42a)

1824 Oct 25

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.88)

1825 May 3

Re permission to marry at Sydney; listed as Medows (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.225)

MEAGHER, James. Per "Surry", 1816; two convicts of this name by this ship

1824 Jan 8

Permitted to pass to No.22 Township in the County of Durham (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.154)

1824 Jun 5

Servant of Mr J G Smith of Windsor. Permitted to pass with cattle from Windsor to Mr Smith's farm in the County of Durham; listed as Mear (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.397)

1824 Nov 26

Reporting loss of his certificate of freedom (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.192)

MEAGHER, Patrick. Per "Tellicherry", 1806

1805 Aug 17

On list of convicts embarked on board the "Tellicherry" (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.40)

1812 Dec 9

Prisoner at Norfolk Island. Received free pardon (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.187)

MEAGHER, Thomas (Per "Earl St Vincent", 1818) see MAHER, Thomas

MEAGHER, Thomas. Per "Tellicherry", 1806

1805 Aug 17

On list of convicts embarked on board the "Tellicherry" (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.40)

1812 Dec 28

Petition for mitigation of sentence; as Maher (Fiche 3170; 4/1848 p.220)

MEAGHER, William (Per "Three Bees", 1814) see MAHER, William


1819 Jul 29

Male Indian servant of William Browne embarked on "Mary" for return to Calcutta following ill-treatment (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.226)

MEALE, Thomas

1824 Dec 27

Attempting to rob and a runaway. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.104)

MEALER, William. Per "Neptune", 1820

1823 Jun 21-1825 Jul 30

Horseman. On lists of men belonging to the Government Stock Establishment at Bathurst (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.22-282)

1823 Jul 24

Sent to Wellington Valley with stock; appears as James (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.31-2)

1823 Oct 25

Listed in an extract from the Mess Book of persons victualled in the Stock Department, Bathurst, from 28 Jun to 3 Oct 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.460)

1823 Dec 29

On list furnished by John Maxwell of men victualled in the Stock Establishment, Bathurst, between 28 Jun and 3 Oct 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.496)

MEALMAKER, George. Per "Royal Admiral", 1800; Superintendent of Factory at Parramatta


Woollen and linen manufacturer; of Parramatta. Agreement re manufacture of flax; calculations and abstract from return of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.180-1)

1806 Mar-Jul

Received issues of beer at Parramatta (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.210, 211, 214)

1809 May 4

Factory reestablished under Benjamin Barrow and would receive wool and flax on the same terms as when under Mealmaker's superintendence (Reel 6037; SZ993 p.45)

1810 Jan 3

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

MEANEY, James. Per "Earl St Vincent", 1818

1818 Dec 21

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Earl St Vincent" and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.222)

MEANLY, Benjamin. Per "Eliza", 1820

1820 Jan 21

Recommended as suitable for wardsman (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.61-2)

1823 Jun 21

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.83)

MEANLY, John (Per "Indefatigable", 1815) see MANLEY, John

MEANS, Margaret. Per "Almorah", 1824

1824 Aug 25

Not to be assigned from the Female Factory, Parramatta until the "Almorah" left Port Jackson (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.253)


MEARA, Bryan. Per "Canada", 1815

1817 Dec 15

Servant of Patrick Cullen. Petition for mitigation of sentence; as Mara (Fiche 3179; 4/1852 p.228)

1825 Mar

Of Pitt Town. Memorial (Fiche 3143; 4/1843A No.521 pp.411-2). Reply, 2 Apr (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.660)

MEARA, Michael. Per "Asia", Feb 1825

1825 Apr 15

Petition for free passage for his wife Mary Fitzgerald and four children (Fiche 3286; 4/1112.1A pp.216-23)

MEARS, Lucy. Per "Friendship", 1818

1818 Jan 14

On list of female convicts on board the "Friendship" (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.64)

1823 Jun 7

Re permission to marry at Sydney; listed as Pears alias Meers (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.175)

1824 Aug 10,12

Servant of Frances Kelly of Sydney; testimony as to her character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.1 pp.208-10)

MEARS, M D (Revd). Assistant Chaplain, Wilberforce

1825 Jul 18

Government passenger landed from the "Mariner"; with wife and two children (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.152)

1825 Aug 12

Re hire of house at Windsor and salary; listed as Meares (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.83)

1825 Aug 17

Order on the Colonial Treasurer for six months salary (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.49)

1825 Nov 17

Re permission for James Winton and Mary Ann Lisson to marry at Wilberforce (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.627)


1822 Jan 7

Re permission to marry at Newcastle (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.241)

MEARS, Mary. Per "Experiment", 1804

1814 Apr 29

On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Endeavour" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.160)

MEARS, Richard. Per "Indefatigable", 1815

1815 Apr 29

On list of prisoners disembarked from the "Indefatigable" & forwarded to Liverpool for distribution; listed as Meirs (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.66)

MEARS, William. Per "General Stuart", 1818

1819 Jan 13

On list of convicts disembarked from the "General Stuart" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution; listed as Meers (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.260)


On list of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown in 1823; listed as Meirs (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.159a)

1823 Apr 30

On list of convicts in the employ of William Cox of Clarendon and his two sons George and Henry (Fiche 3062; 4/1834B No.73 p.469)

MEASMORE, Thomas. Per "Minerva", 1821

1824 Jul 31

Of Mr Chandler's clearing party. On return of convicts tried and punished at Liverpool (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.32)

MEASURES, William. Per "Adamant", 1821

1824 Apr 10

On list of prisoners on establishment at Bathurst with sentences not transmitted (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.102)

1824 Jun 26-1825 Mar 26

On lists of men on the Government Stock Establishment at Bathurst (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.130-227)



1814 Nov 26

Register of graziers willing to supply fresh meat to Government to be kept by Deputy Commissary General (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.333-4)

1816 Mar 26

R Brooks complaining that he had been unable to turn his meat into the Government Stores & declaring that Mr Allan and Mr Broughton held a monopoly (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.128-31)

1816 Dec 14

Cattle supplied to Commissariat Department by J T Campbell over & above tender (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.194-5)

1816 Dec 20

List of tenders for fresh meat to be approved by Governor before publication in Sydney Gazette (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.202)

1816 Dec 28

Price of fresh meat supplied to Government Stores reduced (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.232-3)

1817 Jan 2

Complaint that there was no opportunity of turning fresh meat into the Government Stores (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.18-20)

1817 Jan 30

Method of accepting fresh meat for the Government Stores from stock owners according to size of their herds (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.33-40)

1817 Feb 16

Abstracts of meat supplied to the Government, made by David Allan and submitted to Governor Macquarie, considered to be incorrect (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.41-4)

1817 Aug 25

Increase in meat ration instead of rice and sugar might give relief during wheat shortage (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.229-31)

1817 Aug 26

Permission sought to give certain beef and mutton to poor persons in Windsor district (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.250-1)

1818 Dec 19

Price of animal food supplied to Commissariat Department reduced (Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.189-93; Reel 6049, 4/1745 pp.67-8)

1819 Jan 13

826 head of cattle issued from the Government Herds to H.M. Stores at Bathurst, Parramatta and Sydney between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.38)

1819 Sep 1

Difficult to secure sufficient meat for Government Stores, persons being unable to fulfil tenders owing to devastation caused by caterpillars (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.400-2)

1819 Sep 23

Persons tendering to supply Commissariat Department with animal food to enter into bond for due performance of contract (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.25-8)

1819 Oct 2-Nov 6

Return of quantities of fresh meat supplied the Magazines at Sydney, Parramatta & Liverpool from the Government Herds (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.231)

1820 Jan 19

Re suggestion that flour be issued in lieu of cured meat to road parties near Parramatta (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.195-6)

1820 Apr 24

6,994 lbs of meat received into H.M. Magazines at Bathurst from 25 Feb to 24 Apr 1820 (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.234)

1820 Jun 24

List of persons paid at Sydney for meat & grain delivered into the Commissariat Stores at the out Stations from 3 May 1819 to 24 Jun 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.383-4 & 4/1745 pp.32-4 [second copy])

1820 Jun 24

List of the advertisements inserted in the Sydney Gazette for tenders of fresh meat, from 30 Jan 1819 to 24 Jun 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.379-82 & 4/1745 pp.88-90 [second copy])

1820 Sep 25-1821 May 24

Abstracts of store receipts for meat, etc, paid, from 25 Sep to 24 Nov 1820 & 25 Dec 1820 to 24 May 1821 (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.136-88)

1820 Nov 25

Salt provisions in Commissariat Department down to less than one month's consumption, suggested that proportion of Government herds be appropriated to increase supply (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.259)

1820 Dec 24

Abstract of store receipts for meat, etc, paid, from 25 Nov to 24 Dec 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.354-8)

MEATH, James (Per "Chapman", 1817) see MEAD, James

MECHANICS, Convict see CONVICTS, Mechanics and Tradesmen



1823 Sep 22-Oct 15

Stephen Curran convicted by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of assault on Meddowcroft (Reel 6023; X820 p.105)


1820 Feb 23

Requisition for medicines, etc for Colonial Medical Department, addressed to Commissioners of the Army Medical Board (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.212-6)


1816 Jan 13

Re convening of Medical Board for examining the competency of William Bland for position of Assistant Surgeon, Port Dalrymple (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.316-7)

1820 Jul 28

Proceedings of a Medical Board held by order of Governor Macquarie to enquire into health of Lieutenant Vincent of the 48th Regiment; found unfit for active military duty but adequate for garrison duty (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.103-4)

1820 Jul 29

Re report of members into Medical practice in the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.162-163)

1824 Jan 23,26

Re the Committee formed of George Stephenson, James McTernan and Thomas Anderson to determine whether Daniel McDonald was too violent to be placed in the General Hospital (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.243-4, 250-1)

1824 Jan 28

Proceedings of enquiry into fitness of Daniel McDonald to be admitted into the General Hospital (Fiche 3312; 5/3821.3 pp.13-5)



1813 Jun 5

Assistant Surgeon at Parramatta to visit sick soldiers in the local Barracks and Hospital and furnish weekly reports to the Commandant (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.68)

1819 Oct 17

C Tattersall recommended for appointment to (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.109-10)

1819 Nov 8

Approval for E Lazzaretto to be appointed to medical establishment at Liverpool (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.111-3)

1820 Feb 23

Medicine, medical stores, surgical instruments and medical comforts required for the Colonial Medical Department (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.212-6)

1820 Feb 24

Appointments to certain vacancies in the Colonial Department urged (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.217-9)

1820 Dec 15

Scale of salaries for subordinate positions submitted to Governor agreed to, except that wardsmen or nurses not to receive pay (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.87-9)

MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS see SURGEONS; under names of individuals


1808 Jan 28-Mar 3,30

Proposal for mutual medical aid to civil servants and soldiers by military and civil medical officers (Fiche 3279; 4/1795 pp.37-40, 45-51)


Lists of medicines, medical comforts and utensils for use on board the "Surry" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.112-116)

1814 Mar 31

Receipt of vaccine virus from India (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.6)

1815 Apr 13

Survey of on "Kangaroo" requested before delivery to Acting Surgeon (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.79)

1815 Apr 14

Survey of on "Emu" ordered by Governor Macquarie on request of Lieutenant G B Forster (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.103-5)

1816 Mar 11,12

Survey of on "Emu" requested (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.89, 92-3)

1816 Nov 6

Medical stores required for use of detachment embarking on "Elizabeth" for Calcutta (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.164)

1816 Nov 7

Additional medical stores required for use of detachment embarking on "Elizabeth" for India (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.126)

1816 Nov 9

Request for medicinal plants and vaccine from Calcutta (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.109)

1817 Dec 10

Medicines for use of H.M. settlements in New South Wales and dependencies (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.285-8)

1818 Feb 28

Robert Chifney to receive medical treatment by electricity (Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.107c-8a)


Re Hospitals and Lunatic Asylums (Fiche 3312; 5/3821.3 pp.1-21)

1819 Feb 18

Re requisition for articles for care of the sick on "Tottenham", also medical instruments (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.226-8)

1819 Dec 4,17

Medicines for "L'Uranie" requested to be supplied from the hospital as they were unprocurable in Sydney (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.155, 156)

1820 Feb 23

List of medical supplies required for Colonial Medical Department (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.212-6)

1820 Aug 18

Requisition for medicines and stationery required for use of H.M. hospitals in New South Wales (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.79-81)

1820 Nov 27

Regulation of issue of medicines (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.450-452)

1821 Jan 10

Receipted bills for medicine received from public store for private purposes by J Bowman, T B Allen and G Brooks (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.18-20)

1821 Feb 6

Requisition for medicine for hospitals to be forwarded to the Secretary of State (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.24-31)

1824 Aug 10

Instructions re medical supplies per "Grenada" (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.220)

1825 Nov 8

List of medicines & vaccines supplied to Dr Turner at Melville Island (Reel 6066; 4/1802 pp.97-8)

"MEDINA". Convict transport

1823 Jun 10

Charter party of affreightment (Reel 6070; X944 p.17)

1823 Jul 25; 1825 Mar 21

Statements of provisions shipped on board for the use of convicts after their arrival (Reel 6023; 4/1095.2 pp.95, 97)

1824 Jan 6

Certificates for the Naval Commissioners re the arrival of (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.102, 104-5, 177, 239-41, 340)

1824 Jan 6

List of 122 male convicts landed from and forwarded for distribution (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.131-3)

"MEDINA", Master of see BROWN, Robert

"MEDINA", Surgeon Superintendent of see RODMELL, John

MEDLICOT, John. Per "Globe", 1819

1822 Aug 2

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.79)

MEDLICOTT, Robert. Per "Baring", 1815

1815 Sep 15

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Baring" and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.177)

1817 May 3

On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.132)


Prisoner at Newcastle. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3187; 4/1855 p.184)

1819 Sep 13

On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.259)

MEDMAN, James. Per "Dick"; miller


At large without permission (Reel 6055; 4/1760 pp.102b, 103)

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