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Piper, John (Apr 1814-Nov 1821)


1814 Apr 1

Re bond per "Argo" to prevent landing of spirits at Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.123)

1814 Apr 4

Re removal of "Windham" from moorings (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.126)

1814 Apr 23

On list of free settlers and other persons who are to receive grants of land in 1814 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.14)

1814 Apr 30

Recommended James Stuart for appointment as Assistant Wharfinger, Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.494)

1814 Jun 11,13

On lists of settlers to receive Government cattle on credit (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.497; Reel 6044, 4/1730 p.154a)

1814 Jun 27

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

1814 Jun 29

Re strict observance of Port Regulations re mustering of crews (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.205-6)

1814 Aug 27

Commandant, Norfolk Island. Re payment of duty on pearl shells by Garnham Blaxcell (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.275)

1814 Aug 29

Re drawback on duties paid by J R O'Connor for articles re-shipped (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.278)

1814 Oct 30

Letter from Governor Macquarie stating that letters and despatches arriving for the Governor during absence from Sydney to be forwarded to Secretary John Thomas Campbell (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.326)

1814 Nov 5

Undertaking of Captain Pitcher of "Broxbornebury" not to allow convicts to embark on his ship signed in the presence of Piper (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.39)

1814 Nov 24

Re matter of the "Broxbornebury" (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.36)

1815 Jan 3

Letter transmitting General Order re opening of Hobart, Port Jackson and Port Dalrymple to import of spirits and duties (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.406)

1815 Jan 14-Oct 16

Re receipts, disbursements and accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.418-20 & 4/3494 pp.31-3, 118-9, 226-8)

1815 Jan 28-1818 Nov 28

Naval Officer. Duties received for the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.35, 96, 125, 156, 181, 201, 275, 319, 349, 378, 415, 445, 478, 496, 530)

1815 Jan 28

Cash received from for the Female Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.37)

1815 Sep 16

Re permission for Lamb & Reid per "Baring" to land spirits for own use (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.181)

1816 Jan 1

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

1816 Jan 15, Apr 25

Re receipts, disbursements and accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.319-21, 466-8)

1816 Jul 5

Received notification of import of spirits by Mr Brown, and subsequent duties to be charged (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.22, 23)

1816 Jul 17

Letter instructing payment of accounts (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.38)

1816 Jul 17

His account approved; three quarters to be paid into the Police Fund and one quarter to the Female Orphanage (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.39, 40)

1816 Aug 26

Naval Officer. 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 Oct 3

Made application on behalf of convict Joseph Boney (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.167)

1816 Oct 3

Re brig anchored by wharf and flying of the colours (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.170)

1816 Oct 19

Letter approving his accounts and requesting payment of funds to the Police Fund and the Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.209)

1816 Nov 12

Sent official packets and letters for ships "Elizabeth" and "Mariner" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.272)

1816 Nov 25

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

1816 Nov 30

Re his report on loss of the brig "Nautilus" at the Coal River (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.319)

1816 Dec 4

Sent permits which had been approved (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.332)

1816 Dec 13

Re South Head Station (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.373)

1816 Dec 31

Re obtaining signatures for clearing of vessels (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.427)

1817 Jan 21

His accounts approved (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.464)

1817 Feb 15

Signed recommendation for Laurence Butler to receive indulgences (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.147-9)

1817 Mar 16

Re withdrawal of detainers against J H Bent and Mrs Bent (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.60-1)

1817 Mar 17

Letter advising that William Roberts was to be added to passenger list of "Surrey" (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.62)

1817 Mar 22

Re request by Captain Coffin to sell spirits and tobacco (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.82-3)

1817 Mar 28, Apr 2

Letter requesting returns of shipping arrivals and departures (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.98, 104)

1817 Apr 12

Re his accounts (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.112)

1817 Jun 2

Letter requesting access to quarries of stone and gravel for repair of road from Sydney to Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.164)

1817 Jul 12

Letter approving his accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.238-9)

1817 Jul 17

Re high rent of bonded stores hired for the Government (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.225)

1817 Aug 9

Letter requesting him not to return register of "Chapman" to the Captain (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.285)

1817 Oct 20

Re discharge of cargo from "Campbell Macquarie" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.266)

1817 Nov 6

Re receipts, disbursements and accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6005; 4/3497 pp.127-9)

1817 Nov 11

Re appointment of William Hutchinson as Wharfinger at Sydney (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.133)

1817 Dec 4

Reporting on search for prisoners supposed to be concealed on "Lord Eldon" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.279)

1817 Dec 11

Re permits for landing cargo of the "Frederick" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.284)

1817 Dec 15

Letter requesting that the register of the "Chapman" be forwarded (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.231)

1818 Jan 3

Naval Officer. Letter ordering Piper not to grant permits to passengers by water for the conveyance of spirits within the colony (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.271)

1818 Jan 5

Recommending seven men for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3183; 4/1854 p.5)

1818 Jan 7

Re quarantining of the "Friendship" on suspicion of contagious disease on board (Reel 6005; 4/3497 pp.282-3)

1818 Jan 15

Re observance of regulation prohibiting landing wine and spirits in small quantities for private use without duty (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.225-6)

1818 Jan 20

Bondsman for Thomas Whyte's return to the colony (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.216-7)

1818 Jan 21

To Thomas Whyte re permission to depart the colony on condition that bonds obtained from Piper (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.312)

1818 Feb 2-Jul 22

Re receipts, disbursements & accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.22-4, 183-5, 306-8)

1818 Feb 5

Re clearance for the "Duke of Wellington" (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.38-9)

1818 Mar 17

Re landing and stowing under tight security of cargo on "San Antonio de Padua" (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.102-3)

1818 Apr 10

Re remitting of additional duty payable by Johnson on spirits imported (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.142)

1818 Apr 13

Re permission for the sale of cargo of the "San Antonio de Padua" to pay for repairs (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.147)

1818 Apr 17

Re shipping permits and goods seized on landing from the "Batavia" (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.159)

1818 May 7

Re examination of overcharges on the cargo of the "Eagle" (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.270). Reply, 30 Jun (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.290)

1818 Jun 13

Re fraud practised in landing spirits as wine and no permits to be issued in future (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.279)

1818 Jun 27

Six cattle issued to Piper from the Government Herd in payment for horses for Oxley's expedition (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.117)

1818 Jun 27, Oct 11

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819; payment for horses (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.58)

1818 Aug 17

Re payment by sureties for Kitchen's work at Liverpool Church (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.18, 19)

1818 Aug 19

Re payment required as surety for H Kitchen (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.20, 21)

1818 Sep 4

Joint letter with William Cox refusing to pay money as sureties in matter of work done by H Kitchen as Government had not performed their part of the contract (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.287-8). Reply, 5 Sep (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.32)

1818 Oct 8

Re permits for cargo per "Portsea" (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.98)

1818 Oct 10

Re illicit trading of convict ships (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.99, 101)

1818 Oct 10

Five horses purchased from Piper for public service (Reel 6031; 4/7028A p.141)

1818 Oct 26

Re permit for landing cargo for Marsden (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.117)

1818 Oct 31

Re application to land spirits (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.125)

1818 Nov 2

Stating that Robert Campbell had entered into necessary bond for licence to discharge cargo at his private wharf (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.75)

1818 Nov 6

Re permission for Campbell to land cargo at his wharf (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.130)

1818 Nov 9

Re Naval Officer's quarterly accounts and payments to the Police Fund and the Female Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.135)

1818 Nov 9

Re payments into the Police Fund and the Female Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.136-7)

1818 Nov 21

Re Government & General Order concerning entry of cargo of convict ships (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.152)

1818 Nov 21,23

Ordered Robert Williams off premises when he called for permit to land quantity of old rope; later admitted he had been wrongly informed (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.321-5)

1818 Nov 23

Re seizure of old rope and shakings of Robert Williams (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.155)

1818 Nov 28

Former Commandant at Norfolk Island. Paid from the Police Fund for salary paid by him to Mr McQueen, former Acting Surveyor at Norfolk Island (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.526)

1819 Feb 8

Re amounts from the Naval Officer's account to be paid to the Police Fund and Female Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.310-312)

1819 Feb 20-Aug 24

Duties received from Piper for the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.13, 59, 91)

1819 Mar 1,3

Petitions to Governor's Court for sequestration order against William Gore (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.87-90, 107-12)

1819 Mar 24

Claim against by Sergeant Broderick (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.189-90)

1819 Mar 25

Re error in the new Port Regulations (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.54)

1819 Mar 31

Cash received by the Female Orphan School Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.61)

1819 Apr 30

Of Sydney. 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.257)

1819 May 5

Letter acknowledging receipt of his accounts and instructions as to distribution of funds (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.105)

1819 May 24, Jul 17

Bills drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.78, 80 & pp.373, 375 [second copy])

1819 Jun 12

Re bond to be forfeited by Captain Ritchie for conveying Hannah Harris without permission (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.146, 147)

1819 Jun 19

Re Government & General Order concerning ships display of mourning for her Majesty's death (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.153)

1819 Jul 10

Appointed Justice of the Peace and Magistrate for Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.71)

1819 Jul 31

Re greetings for Commissioner Bigge (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.196)

1819 Aug 6

Re approval of his accounts (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.203)

1819 Aug 6

Money from his account to be paid into the Police Fund and the Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.204-5)

1819 Aug 7

Request that seamen proceed on board "Hibernia" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.208)

1819 Aug 10,24

Re John Lenon, captain of "Hibernia", departing from Sydney without clearance (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.373-5, 376-91). Reply, 11 Aug (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.208)

1819 Sep 18

Government and General Order re his appointment as member to Committees of Female Orphan Institution, Male Orphan Institution and 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)

1819 Oct 18

Re Mr Fetherstone being secreted on board the "Canada" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.301, 302)

1819 Nov 9

Re accounts (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.19-21)

1819 Nov 10

Circular re applications for pardons and tickets of leave (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.28-9)

1819 Dec 11

Returning several general and special permits for the landing of goods from the ships "Robert Quayle", "St Michael", "Bombay" and "Isabella Robertson" (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.108)

1819 Dec 18

Testifying to character of John Wilson, per "General Hewitt", for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3202; 4/1860 p.99)

1819 Dec 29

Letter transmitting ship's manifest & general permit to land for the "Minerva" (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.139)

1820 Jan 1

Testifying to character of John Tawell for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.81a)

1820 Jan 3

Report of Bench of Magistrates acquitting Captain J Bell and Surgeon Superintendent Queade of charge of withholding full provisions (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.168-80)

1820 Jan 15, Feb 4

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. Circular transmitting questionnaire re his opinion on the state of the Colony as compared with the time previous to 1810 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.188-91); request for reply (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.232)

1820 Feb 8

Naval Officer. Letter transmitting Government & General Order concerning the Row Guard in Port Jackson (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.237)

1820 Feb 9

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. Letter acknowledging his reply to the circular concerning the state of the colony (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.246)

1820 Feb 22

Re accounts as Naval Officer (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.272-3, 274, 275)

1820 Mar 18

On list of persons who are Magistrates for the County of Cumberland; with further jurisdiction for the Territory of New South Wales. Commission dated 10 Jul 1819 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.305-6)

1820 Apr 5-1823 Nov 12

Member of Committee of the Female Orphan Institution. Attended meetings of Committee (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.40, 45, 48, 52, 63, 76, 102, 108)

1820 Apr 12-1822 Sep 16

On Committee of the Male Orphan Institution & attended meetings (Reel 6040; 4/400 pp.15, 44, 47)

1820 Apr 20

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. 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

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. Circular transmitting Government & General Orders re the rate of poundage & the granting of replevin in cases of goods or cattle distrained for trespass (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.5)

1820 May 1

Copy of proceedings against "Tuscan Whaler" (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.331-3)

1820 May 30

Re payments to the Orphan Fund and the Police Fund (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.43)

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 Jun 20

Had given permission to Captain Riggs of "General Gates" to land salt pork and rum in exchange for fresh provisions (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.278-80)

1820 Jul

Naval Officer. 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 Sep 6

Re payments to the Police Fund and the Orphan Institution Fund from the Naval Officer's Account (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.249-51)

1820 Oct 18

Chairman of Committee of the Native Institution, Parramatta, signed order for the payment of quarterly accounts (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.182)

1820 Nov 9

Re permission for Captain Riggs of the "General Gates" to sell cargo (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.409)

1820 Nov 11

Witness to statement of Henry Marsh, master "St Michael", re death of Cavan Reardon (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.235)

1820 Nov 21

Affidavit of O Wyer sworn before (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.251-5)

1820 Nov 25

Re payments to the Police and Orphan Institution Funds from the Naval Officer's Account (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.439-43)

1820 Nov 27

Re permission for Captain Wyer per "North America" to sell stores (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.445-46)

1820 Nov 27

Re care of Mrs Ward (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.447)

1820 Nov 29

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. 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.460-1)

1820 Dec 8

Justice of the Peace, Sydney. Circular requesting report on extent of rain damage to wheat and other grain (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.475-6)

1820 Dec 23

Re landing permit for goods per "Haldane" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.502)

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 29

Re accounts as Naval Officer for period ending 31 Dec 1820 (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.76-9)

1821 Feb 2

Report with W Minchin and R Brooks on case Martin v Phillips (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.213)

1821 Mar 14; 1823 Apr 25

Endorsed in blank, as executor of William Wemyss, a bill of exchange drawn by Frederick Goulburn on the Governor General of India, the subject of a Declaration & Protest by George Mackillop of Messrs Crittenden, Mackillop and Company of Calcutta; name appears as Teper (Reel 6063; 4/1785 pp.17a, 20)

1821 Mar 31

Re instructions for closing the accounts of late Treasurer of the Police Fund (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.212)

1821 May 30

Re his accounts (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.62, 63, 64)

1821 Jul

Justice of the Peace. Re findings of a Special Bench of Magistrates set up to investigate the escape of certain prisoners from Sydney Gaol (Reel 6051, 4/1748 pp.353-5; Reel 6016, 4/5781 pp.141-3)

1821 Aug

Justice of the Peace. Certifying to the character and conduct of William Smith in support of his petition for a free pardon (Fiche 3210; 4/1863 p.67b)

1821 Aug 27

Re his accounts (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.275a, 276)

1821 Aug 27

Money from his accounts to be paid into the Police Fund and the Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.277-8)

1821 Sep 7

Governor Macquarie granting 500 acres in return for property in Charlotte Place, relinquished to Government (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.14-6)

1821 Sep 8

Magistrate. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.55)

1821 Sep 12

Re findings of a Special Bench of Magistrates set up to investigate a complaint against John Gandell, Superintendent of the Convict Barracks, and Revd Richard Hill, Assistant Chaplain to the Colony (Reel 6051, 4/1749 pp.31-4; Reel 6016, 4/5781 pp.129-32)

1821 Oct 17-20

Member of Bench of Magistrates investigating case against Captain W Ebsworthy of "Adamant" (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.86-99)

1821 Oct 30

Re payments to the Police Fund and the Orphan Institution Fund (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.12-5)

1821 Nov 30

Copy of letter from re Newcastle Wharfinger not receiving coal (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.148)

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