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Owens, John to Oxley, John (Jan 1822)


OWENS, John

1822 Mar 9

Government overseer. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.4b)

1822 Apr 6

To be dismissed from office of Government overseer. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.8)

OWENS, John. Constable

1823 Mar

On list of constables in Sydney from Sep 1820 to Mar 1823; appointed 21 Feb 1823 (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.66)

1823 Mar 1-1825 Aug 30

On pay lists of constables employed at Sydney (Reel 6029, 4/7016A pp.81-216, 4/7016B pp.73-208 & 4/7016C pp.21-384; Reel 6030, 4/7016D pp.20-386; Reel 6061, 4/1779 pp.154c, 163b & 4/1780 pp.190b, 207b, 222c)

1824

On list of constables doing duty in Sydney and its environs requiring slop clothing (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.94)

1824 May 22, Jun 4,11

On lists of constables doing duty for the town of Sydney and its vicinity who are entitled to a weekly ration (Reel 6061; 4/1779 pp.97c, 119c, 140c)

1824 Dec 31

On list of district and other constables doing duty in Sydney and its vicinity (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.314a)

OWENS, Patrick

1821 Sep 8

Stationary servant. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.100)

OWENS, Samuel. Per "Elizabeth", 1816

1822 Apr 26

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.90)

OWENS, Thomas

c.1790-1792

An exact account of the convict's money deposited in the hands of Captain Trail (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.1c)

OWENS, Thomas. Born in the Colony; son of Hugh Owens of H.M. Royal Veterans

1820

Memorial (Fiche 3028; 4/1825A No.584 pp.275-8)

OWENS, Thomas. Per "Coromandel", 1820

1820 Apr 10

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Coromandel" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.333)

1822 Feb 24

Servant of William Baker of Windsor. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3223; 4/1866 p.128)

OWENS, William

n.d.

In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.69)

OWENS, William. Per "Ganges", 1797

n.d.

On list of convicts who have received absolute pardons (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.78)

OWER, John. Per "Mariner", 1816

1822 May 7

Former stonemason on South Head Lighthouse; overseer of stonemasons at Parramatta. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3223; 4/1866 p.129)

OWLE, George (Per "Perseus", 1802) see HOWELL, George

OXEN see CATTLE

OXENHAM, William. Per "Shipley", 1818

1821 Sep 8

Shipwright. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.75)

1824 Nov 24

Shipwright at Newcastle; sent to Sydney (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.191)

OXLEY, Isabella

1823 Apr 3

Affidavits re marriage to Francis Dixon (Reel 6028; 2/8305A p.3)

OXLEY, John see also SURVEYOR GENERAL

OXLEY, John. Surveyor General and explorer

Arrived 1802 as master's mate on "Buffalo" and engaged in coastal survey work; returned to England 1807 and 1809 and retired from Navy in 1811; returned to Sydney per "Minstrel" 1812 to take up duties as Surveyor General; 1817-18 explored the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers, discovering the Castlereagh, Peel and Hastings Rivers and naming Port Macquarie; surveyed Port Macquarie 1820 and found it favourable for a penal settlement; explored Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River 1823. Oxley was also one of the original members of the Legislative Council, Agricultural Society and Philosophical Society and held land at Camden, Minto, Appin and Bowral.

1806 Aug 8,9

Lieutenant of H.M.S. "Buffalo". Re survey of "Harrington" (Reel 6020; 4/1093.1 pp.156-7)

1807 Jun 21

Acting Lieutenant. Re matter of comments P G King, Principal Commander of HMS "Buffalo", may have made respecting Captain Houstoun's joining of the gun room mess (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.209)

1809 Feb 21

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.170)

1810 Jan 20

Memorial detailing land previously granted to him (Fiche 3008; 4/1822 No.248)

1810 Apr 6

Lieutenant of H.M.S. "Porpoise". Evidence at inquest on Henry Giddes (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.219)

1810 Apr 7

Seeking renewal of grant (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.1-2). Reply, 12 Apr (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.179)

1812 Oct 31

Appointed Surveyor General of Lands for New South Wales (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.325; Reel 6043, 4/1727 p.305)

1813 Jun 14,17,19

Named as agent for Messrs Plummers in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.109, 111, 115-6)

1814 Jun 13

To receive ten cows on credit from the Government Herds (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.155)

1814 Aug 10

Submitting expediency of special separate register for transfers and sales of land (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.249-50)

1814 Sep 15

Letter to transmitting despatch from Secretary of State and re raising of quit rent (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.301)

1814 Sep 20

Anticipating adverse effects of Earl Bathurst's proposed increase of quit rents (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.285-90)

1814 Sep 24

On list of civil officers who, in their capacity as settlers or proprietors of land, have Government men assigned to them who are to be victualled & clothed at the expense of the Crown for eighteen months (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.314)

1815 Mar 15

Seeking provision of good timekeeper for use in proposed further surveys of country to westward of the Nepean (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.3-5). Reply, 16 Mar (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.485)

1815 Apr 22

Paid from the Police Fund for lodging money as Surveyor General (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.92)

1815 Jun 10

Accompanied Macquarie on journey over Blue Mountains, 1815 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.103)

1815 Aug 5

Paid from the Police Fund for timekeeper purchased by him for use of the public service (Reel 6038); SZ759 p.121)

1816 Jan 1

On list of persons holding civil and military employments in New South Wales & its dependencies, as Surveyor General (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.10)

1816 May 8

Gave assistance to expedition against hostile natives (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.33-41)

1816 May 18

Re land policy - settlement and location of lands (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.487-89)

1816 May 30

To Thomas Moore re complaint of Oxley regarding conduct of James Neale of Minto (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.507)

1816 Aug 21-1821 Sep 26

Sent lists of persons to receive land grants (Reel 6005, 4/3495 pp.102, 103, 147, 252, 492; Reel 6006, 4/3499 pp.286-7; Reel 6008, 4/3504 p.390; Fiche 3266, 9/2652 pp.36-7)

1816 Aug 26

To receive circular re Government & General Orders of 17 Aug re prohibition of trade to those employed under Government (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.110)

1816 Sep 14

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819 (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.56)

1816 Sep 23

Re regulations for slaughter of cattle (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.141-2)

1816 Nov 16

Re survey of land and issue of land grants in Illawarra district (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.277, 278, 279)

1816 Nov 25

Attendance requested at meeting to discuss an average wage rate (Reel 6005, 4/3495 p.306; Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.222-4)

1817

Sundries belonging to party of sent from Bathurst to Parramatta (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.99)

1817 Feb 8

Paid from the Police Fund for lodging money (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.312)

1817 Feb 14

Requested to measure land promised to Mr William Howe (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.509)

1817 Feb 15

Certificate to effect that Laurence Butler had commenced to cultivate farm granted to him (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.149)

1817 Mar-Apr

Acknowledging instructions for expedition to the Lachlan River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.33-4, 36-9)

1817 Mar 4

Re increase in fees and discontinuance of a deputy (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.35)

1817 Mar 4

Re compliance with His Majesty's instructions (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.37)

1817 Mar 8

Reporting on the necessity of retaining an assistant to the Surveyor General (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.73-6)

1817 Mar 10

Stating why no reserves had been left between adjacent land grants (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.77-80)

1817 Mar 24

Instructions from Governor Macquarie for expedition to the Western Coast of Australia (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.13-26)

1817 Apr 3-Sep 10

Journal kept by Allan Cunningham of expedition to the interior, led by Oxley (Reel 6034; SZ7 pp.164-212, 301-362)

1817 Apr 6-Aug 29

Journal of his expedition to ascertain the course of the Lachlan River (Fiche 3277, SZ1047 pp.1-108; Fiche 3278, SZ1048 pp.109-213)

1817 Jun 14

List of supplies for his expedition (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.187)

1817 Jun 24

Details of expenses in fitting expedition in 1817 under direction of (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.325-30)

1817 Jul

Oxley's poem "Lines on Quitting the Lachlan Swamps" (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.317a)

1817 Jul 19

Assigned servants, Robert Cubb and Walter Pepper, absconded from (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.227-8)

1817 Oct 6

General order re expedition to Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers, conveying Oxley's description of expedition (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.392-403)

1817 Dec 15

Persons and horses required by for further expedition (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.75-6)

1818 Jan

Memoranda of equipment, provisions, etc ordered for Oxley's second expedition of discovery (Reel 6068, 4/1814 pp.40-6; Reel 6065, 4/1798 pp.103-6)

1818 Jan

List of persons to accompany him on his second expedition of discovery (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.106)

1818 Jan 5,28, Feb 17

To Allan re supplies for Oxley's expedition to Macquarie River (Reel 6005, 4/3497 p.275; Reel 6006, 4/3498 pp.5-9, 60)

1818 Feb 7-Jun 27

Horses purchased by William Cox for Oxley's expedition (Reel 6031; 4/7028A pp.79-117)

1818 Mar 7

Stock issued to Patrick Burn for services as guide on Oxley's expedition (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.87)

1818 Apr 30

To Wentworth re preparation of medicines for Oxley's expedition (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.196)

1818 May 9

Requesting public meeting to consider address of condolence to Prince Regent & to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg on death of Princess Charlotte (Reel 6047, 4/1740 pp.183-4; Reel 6038, SZ759 p.465)

1818 May 12

Appointed member of committee to frame address of condolence to Prince Regent & Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg on death of Princess Charlotte (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.185-6)

1818 May 15

Forwarding Thomas Gorman's statement (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.53)

1818 May 25

Preparations for expedition down the Macquarie River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.50-50a[ii])

1818 May 25,28

Re arrival at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.61, 63)

1818 Jun 4-21

Journal of Oxley's expedition down the Macquarie (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.50c-50c[xiv])

1818 Jun 5

Reporting arrangements and prospects for expedition to the Macquarie River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.49-49a)

1818 Jun 13

Re measurements and bearings of Macquarie Tower (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.480)

1818 Jun 20

Forwarding a sketch of the Macquarie River and his journal of the expedition to date (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.50b-50b[ii])

1818 Jul 13

Reference to Mr Oxley's exploring party (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.79)

1818 Nov 1

Letter and brief report on his expedition down the Macquarie River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50e-50f [x])

1818 Nov 7

Awaiting directions at Newcastle (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50g)

1818 Nov 30

Re ox killed at Newcastle for use of Oxley's expedition (Reel 6032; 4/7029D p.163)

1818 Dec 5

Report of expedition down Macquarie River to interior (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.534-43)

1818 Dec 12

General order re remissions of sentence for convicts on expedition (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.543-4)

1818 Dec 12

Re transmitting Government and General order on his safe arrival (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.201)

1818 Dec 21

Convicts disembarked from "Earl St Vincent" assigned to at Liverpool (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.222)

1819 Jan 4

On list of new settlers and other free persons who are to receive grants of land in Jan 1819; at Illawarra (Fiche 3266, 9/2652 p.56; Reel 6006, 4/3499 p.287)

1819 Apr 30

On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in kind (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.260)

1819 May 3

Embarking on "Lady Nelson" to survey Port Macquarie (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.98)

1819 May 8-17

Passenger on "Mermaid" for Port Macquarie; survey of Hastings River (Reel 6034; SZ8 pp.1-8)

1819 May 25

Ordered by Governor Macquarie to survey Port Macquarie (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.XL)

1819 Jun 10

Paid from the Police Fund as remuneration for his services on the expedition of discovery in 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.53)

1819 Jun 12,17

Re discovery and survey of Port Macquarie (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.61-6)

1819 Jul 24

Re horses died on Oxley's expedition (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.221)

1819 Sep 1

Re provisions required for his journey to survey the Port Jervis & Shoalhaven area (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.237, 238)

1819 Sep 2

About to conduct an expedition to Port Jarvis (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.51)

1819 Sep 14

Instructions given to him re intended visit to Port Jervis (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.261)

1819 Sep 18

Government & General Order re his appointment as member to Committees of Female Orphan Institution, Male Orphan Institution & Public School Institution (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.104)

1819 Sep 23

Government & General Order re his appointment to the Committee of the Native Institution (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.105)

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 24

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

1820 Jul 28

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

1820 Sep 5

Chart of John Blaxland's farm and those adjoining (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.5)

1820 Oct 14

Re assignment of George Steward to (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.345)

1820 Nov 23

Instructions from Governor Macquarie to proceed to Port Macquarie and report upon suitability for convict settlement (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.75-90)

1820 Nov 23

Re conveyance per "Prince Regent" to Port Macquarie and elsewhere (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.435)

1820 Nov 24

Re forwarding copy of instructions given to Kent, master "Prince Regent" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.434)

1821

Testifying to character of Henry Shippey, George and Patrick Timmons for mitigation of sentences (Fiche 3210, 4/1863 p.61; Fiche 3211, 4/1863 pp.89, 90)

1821-22

Foundation member of the Philosophical Society of Australasia (Reel 6040; SZ1007 pp.1-73)

1821-22

Re Government stores required by employees of Survey Department; clearance of 300 acres of his Kirkham estate; non-payment of allowance promised to H Dangar; correspondence with Revd Hill re valuation of buildings on Glebe lands (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.53-5, 63, 69)

1821; 1822 Jun 26

Re supply of coal to from His Majesty's Dock Yard (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.129-31)

1821 Jan 24-May 24

Store receipts of for wheat & fresh meat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.141, 151, 158, 159, 172, 173, 174, 187)

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 Feb 17

Re value of house in Macquarie Street occupied by belonging to D Wentworth (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.296-300)

1821 Mar-Aug

Correspondence and other documents relating to a dispute between Edward Smith Hall & Surveyor General John Oxley and magistrate Charles Throsby arising from the passage of Hall's cattle through Oxley's property on the Wingecarribee River and Hall's subsequent complaint respecting the manner in which Oxley & Throsby exerted their influence and authority (Reel 6034, 9/2743 pp.209-11; Reel 6016, 4/5781 pp.15-53)

1821 Mar 21-Oct 17

Attended meetings of the Committee of the Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.60, 63, 76)

1821 Mar 31; 1823 May 24

From Surveyor General's Office re pastures of W McArthur (Fiche 3069; 4/1835A No.240 pp.467-74)

1821 May 4

To be supplied with provisions (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.17)

1821 May 31

Re his offer to give directions re entrance to Port Macquarie harbour (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.67)

1821 Jun 29

Surveying Port Macquarie harbour (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.23)

1821 Jun 30

Edmond Thompson assigned servant, clerk to (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.401)

1821 Jul 17

Request for report on his visit to Port Macquarie (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.154)

1821 Jul 18

Report on visit to Port Macquarie (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.95-7)

1821 Aug 8

Copy of letter received re insult to Mr Townson (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.23-6)

1821 Sep 1

Directions from Governor Macquarie to mark out 500 acres for James Underwood as payment for passages of Governor's suite on "Midas" to Van Diemen's Land on tour of inspection (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.12-3)

1821 Sep 8

On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.56)

1821 Oct 15

Sent letter from Mr E S Hall (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.419)

1821 Oct 15

Recommending John Williams for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.103)

1821 Nov 13

Re survey of land grants (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.78)

1821 Nov 30

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1821 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.82)

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

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

1821 Dec 6

William Harper outlining experience and training as surveyor (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.339-40)

1821 Dec 22

Re Government desire to purchase Mr Campbell's house in Hunter Street (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.168)

1821 Dec 24-1822 Jan 16

Re land grant to A Still (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.59-62)

1822

Recommending John Davison on account of his meritorious conduct, in support of his petitions for the remission of his sentence (Fiche 3216; 4/1865 pp.8, 9a)

1822

Testifying to character of George Charles Stewart for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3227; 4/1867 p.105)

1822 Jan 5

Re acceptance of tender for Campbell's premises (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.236)

1822 Jan 22

Applying for clearance of 300 acres of his estate at Kirkham, district of Cook (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.55)

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