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Sorell, William (23 Dec 1818-21 May 1822)


1818 Dec 23

Sent copy of letter to Andrew Stewart (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.226-7)

1818 Dec 23

Re family of William Wood, applications from convicts Andrew Stewart & Bernard McPeak, & health of Mrs & Governor Macquarie (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.228)

1818 Dec 23

George Guest advised that his claim for compensation had been referred to Sorell (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.229)

1819 Jan 4

Visited by Allan Cunningham at Hobart (Reel 6034; SZ7 p.xxii)

1819 Feb 13

A grant of four hundred acres to Peter Lette ordered at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.313)

1819 Feb 23

Requested to arrange a grant of land, convicts & stores for John Riseley & George Gregory, free settlers (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.333, 336)

1819 Feb 23

Requested to arrange a land grant, convicts & stores for Assistant Surgeon Owen at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.337)

1819 Feb 23

Memorial of Kemp & Gatehouse re claim to certain allotments in Hobart referred to Sorell (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.338-9)

1819 Mar 4

Advised that Mr & Mrs Gatehouse & George Read had been granted free passage to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.8)

1819 Mar 4

Re forwarding to him of three grants of land & requesting payment of fees thereon & on certain pardons & certificates (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.9)

1819 Mar 4

Advised of appointment of Lieutenant Vandermeulen as Naval Officer at Port Dalrymple & Inspector of Government Works at George Town instead of William Elliot Leith, John Moulds as Superintendent of Government Carpenters at George Town, & Mr Beaumont as Provost Marshal ad interim for Van Diemen's Land instead of Mr Tims (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.11)

1819 Mar 5

Re various matters relating to convicts (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.16)

1819 Mar 9

Advised of suspension of Provost Marshal William Gore (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.21)

1819 Mar 9

Instructed to grant 1,000 acres to Colonel Davey (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.22)

1819 Mar 9

Requested to arrange land grants, convicts & stores for William Wilson & Thomas Wilson, free settlers (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.24-5)

1819 Mar 9

Re forwarding of indents of sixty male convicts proceeding to Van Diemen's Land on the "Prince Leopold" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.26-8)

1819 Mar 10,11

Re forwarding of convicts arrived on "Surry" to Van Diemen's Land; & re application of Port Regulations to vessel, & stores & bulk-heads on ship (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.29-30)

1819 Mar 11

Requested to arrange land grant, convicts & stores for John Henry Cawthorn & John Ford, free settlers (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.31-2)

1819 May 15

Appointments of James Kelly & George Reed made on Sorell's recommendation (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.46)

1819 May 19

Sent copy of Government & General Orders re appointment of James Kelly as Harbour Master & Joint Pilot & George Reed as Superintendent of Government Carpenters at Hobart (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.117)

1819 May 19

Sent copy of Government & General Order forbidding applications for land in Jun 1819 & Jun 1820 (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.120)

1819 Aug 16

Permission granted to David Smith to become a settler at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.212)

1819 Aug 16

Request for land grant for Mr Thomas Hammant, free settler at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.213)

1819 Aug 17

Memorial of R W Loane referred to him (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.218)

1819 Sep 3

One hundred & thirty male convicts to be transported to Van Diemen's Land per "Admiral Cockburn" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.240)

1819 Oct 16

Land & indulgences to be granted to John Terry, free settler (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.297)

1819 Oct 21

"Prince Leopold" to sail to Van Diemen's Land with fifty two passengers, list attached (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.310-1)

1819 Oct 21

Request for return of convicts arrived in Van Diemen's Land since 1 Jan 1812 (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.312)

1819 Nov 17

Governor fully satisfied with Sorell's defence against charges & statements made by R W Loane (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.37-8)

1819 Nov 20

Land & indulgences to be granted to Nathan Elliott, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.47)

1819 Nov 20

One hundred & fifty male convicts embarked on "Admiral Cockburn" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.45-6)

1820 Jan 3

Re forwarding of ten conditional pardons for delivery (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.158)

1820 Jan 3-Feb 1

Land grants in Van Diemen's Land authorised for free settlers - Edward Paine, Henry James Emmett, George Frederick Charles Roberts, George M Slade, & John Blackwell (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.153-4, 160, 199, 202, 223)

1820 Feb 5

Captain Fotherley to be exempted from port charges at Hobart as he was conveying Commissioner of Enquiry & his suite there (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.235)

1820 Feb 11

Transmitted extracts from the indents of 180 male convicts embarked for Van Diemen's Land on the "Castle Forbes" (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.251)

1820 Feb 18, Mar 11

Re free settler W R Chambers (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.258-9, 294)

1820 Mar 14

Instructions re Captain Hunt of "Eliza", conveying 300 merino rams to Van Diemen's Land for Government; Mr Frazier, Government Botanist, & five convicts to take charge of sheep (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.297-8)

1820 Mar 15

Re Mr Whitfield, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.300-1)

1820 Mar 29

Re grant of 500 acres to Robert Keate Hill, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.322)

1820 May 16

Transmitted despatches received from Lord Bathurst by the "Janus" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.32)

1820 May 16

Advising him of passengers & 68 female & two male convicts embarked on "Princess Charlotte" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.33-5)

1820 May 25

Copy of hospitals victualling scheme for his information (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.31-2)

1820 Jun 2

Requested to arrange land grants & indulgences for James Westbrook, Palmer Stone & Horatio William Mason, free settlers (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.50-2)

1820 Jun 24

Re land grant & indulgences for Edward Curr, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.99)

1820 Jul 1

Advised of permission given to Thomas Whyte, master of brig "Campbell Macquarie" & holder of conditional pardon, to leave the Colony for up to 12 months (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.104)

1820 Jul 4

Re forwarding of indents re 150 convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land per "Admiral Cockburn" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.110)

1820 Jul 5

Re forwarding of pardons for 39 convicts resident in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.113)

1820 Jul 12

Advised that passage arranged for ten witnesses on "Eliza" & re payment for same (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.121)

1820 Jul 12

Three convicts under sentence of death, John Brady, John Scott and Thomas Bailey, to be returned to Van Diemen's Land per "Eliza" for execution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.123, 125-6)

1820 Jul 12

Advised that Cross, the informer, and Jacob Macoy would be forwarded to Hobart per "Eliza" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.124-6)

1820 Jul 13

Re return of convicts Joseph and Benjamin Risby and Patrick Murphy to Van Diemen's Land for trial per "Eliza"; circuit court to take place in a few months (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.129)

1820 Aug 22

Advised of death of George III & accession of George IV, ceremonials to be held, & administrative arrangements (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.213-15)

1820 Aug 22

Re applications for certificate of freedom (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.215)

1820 Aug 22

Thirty female convicts to be forwarded to Van Diemen's Land per "Princess Charlotte" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.216-7)

1820 Aug 31

Appointment of John Beamont as Provost Marshal of Van Diemen's Land confirmed (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.236)

1820 Aug 31

Re appointment & conduct of Revd John Joseph Therry & Revd Philip Conolly, Roman Catholic Chaplains (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.237)

1820 Aug 31

Dismissal of Henry St George Younge authorised (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.238)

1820 Sep 14

Submission to Commissioner of Enquiry re conduct of whalers in bays & harbours of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.261)

1820 Sep 18

Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy (Fiche 3304; 4/1712A pp.11-13)

1820 Sep 29

Instructed to return muster charges to Captain R Brown of the "Morley" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.283-4)

1820 Sep 30

Payment requested from Police Fund of Van Diemen's Land to Heany, Master of "Governor Macquarie", for passage of persons from Port Dalrymple, list attached (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.289-90)

1820 Oct 13

Re land grants and indulgences for Thomas Francis Gorringe, Edward and Charles Franks, and Edward Franks (Senior), free settlers (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.333-8)

1820 Oct 14

Approval of land grants for 147 persons at Hobart and 78 persons at Port Dalrymple, and instructions re other indulgences (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.343-4)

1820 Oct 14

Certificate that five convicts were landed at the Derwent from "St Michael", (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.236)

1820 Oct 16

Re land grant and indulgences for George Espie, free settler, and permission for him to take six Government men per "Dorothy" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.352-4, 357-8)

1820 Oct 16

Re forwarding to Van Diemen's Land of 188 convicts per "Guildford", and 62 per "Shipley" and "Sea Flower", on the "Guildford" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.355-7)

1820 Oct 16

Re grant of land & indulgences for Wickham Whitchurch, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.360-3)

1820 Oct 16

Advised of appointment of Robert Espie as Acting Surgeon at Port Dalrymple in place of Jacob Mountgarrett, placed on pension list (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.363)

1820 Oct 16

Instructed to use the old system of store receipts in the Commissariat (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.364-5)

1820 Oct 17

Re provisions for convicts & others per "Guildford" to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.368)

1820 Oct 18

All returns and reports to be made to Lieutenant Governor Erskine during Macquarie's tour to the Westward (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.370)

1820 Oct 18

Permission given to Edward Gibson to proceed to Hobart (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.372)

1820 Nov 10

Captain Henry Marsh of "St Michael" to produce receipt from Sorell for convicts landed at the Derwent (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.410)

1820 Nov 13

Instructed to appoint a Committee of Enquiry into the outstanding bills & store receipts issued by Deputy Assistant Commissary General Hogan in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.414-5)

1820 Nov 16

Advised that John Thomas was permitted to return to Hobart on the "Campbell Macquarie" but was not to leave the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.423)

1820 Nov 29

Re distribution to, for information & guidance, of a printed copy of Macquarie's Letter of Advice & Instructions to Philip Conolly and John Joseph Therry, Roman Catholic Chaplains (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.461)

1820 Dec 19

Re grant of land and indulgences for John Duncan, free settler (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.489-91)

1820 Dec 19

Advised that Anne Grant was permitted to accompany Edward Hobson to Van Diemen's Land on "Jupiter" as assigned servant (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.492)

1820 Dec 20,23

Advised of request by Robert Cooper and Co for permission to despatch the "Campbell Macquarie" to Batavia for trade, and appropriate action (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.491, 501)

1821 Jan 9

Informed of appointment of James Scott as Surgeon at the Derwent; placing Mr Luttrell on half pay (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.24)

1821 Jan 9

Informed of arrangements for conveyance of Judges, prisoners and Surgeon Scott to Van Diemen's Land by the "Caledonia" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.26)

1821 Jan 9

Order for passage money for judges and their suites on "Caledonia" (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.133)

1821 Jan 11-18

Re land grants and indulgences to William Talbot, Newcomen Edgeworth, Walter Crammond, W Walkingshaw, and Walter Angus Bethune, free settlers (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.34-5, 47, 55, 58)

1821 Jan 18

Advised that Mr Loane had permission to take convict Robert Leach to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.48)

1821 Feb 19-Apr 3

Authorising land grants & indulgences for free settlers Donald McLeod, Donald Campbell, Colin Campbell, Donald McDonald, Roderick McDonald, Allan McLean, & Thomas Whyte W J Speed, Andrew Birrell, Thomas Collicott, Daniel Watson Stalker, Robert Young, Thomas Landall, James Cobb, James Kay, & Charles Penson (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.108-21, 124-7, 130-1, 136-7, 147-50, 162-3, 174-5, 195, 210)

1821 Mar 14

Permission given to W J Speed to take convict Edward Mansfield to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.165)

1821 Mar 14

Permission given to Ann Newport to proceed to Van Diemen's Land on "St Michael" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.166)

1821 Mar 14

Permission given to G W Barnard to take Philip Riley to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.167)

1821 Mar 21

Re forwarding of copy of Governor's instructions to Roman Catholic chaplains; and Revd Philip Conolly to proceed Van Diemen's Land on "Prince Leopold" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.187)

1821 Mar 24

Advised of appointment of Richard Rowland Priest as Surgeon, Port Dalrymple (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.188)

1821 Mar 24

Advised of despatch of twelve prisoners on the "Prince Leopold" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 pp.189-90)

1821 May 4

Requested that indents for "Caledonia" and "Lord Melville" be forwarded to Sydney; & request for information re Francis Welsh & Thomas Hennegan, sent to Sydney without papers (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.19)

1821 May 21

Approval given for Robert Bostock to take his servant John Woodhouse to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.45)

1821 May 25

On list of debtors to H.M. Government at Hobart (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.64c)

1821 May 29

Advised of appointment of Mr Mulgrave to Superintend the Public Schools in Van Diemen's Land; arrangements for passage for him and his family on the "Caroline"; and permission given him to take Robert Gray and Alexander Latimer as servants (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.61)

1821 May 30

Re forwarding of copy of despatch re appointment of Peter Archer Mulgrave as Schoolmaster in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.65)

1821 Jun 19

Request for payment to William Risk, Master of the "Jupiter", for conveyance of prisoners and guard from Port Dalrymple to Sydney (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.100, 101)

1821 Jul 9-Oct 27

Re claims of Robert Campbell and Thomas Wells to an allotment of land in Hobart (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.241-8)

1821 Aug 4

Instructed to direct the chaplains to furnish duplicates & triplicates of their returns of births, deaths & marriages, the additional copies to be forwarded to Sydney for transmission to London (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.195)

1821 Aug 16

Acknowledgement of receipt of indents of "Lady Ridley" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.237)

1821 Aug 18

Wife of Frederick Meyers to be discharged from the Factory and forwarded to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.248)

1821 Aug 25

Acknowledgement of receipt of indents of "Countess of Harcourt" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.273)

1821 Aug 25

Re forwarding of 26 absolute and 118 conditional pardons for delivery; request for remittance of fees (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.274)

1821 Oct 4

Approval given to Hugh Munroe to take James Cunningham to Hobart Town on the "Caroline" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.403)

1821 Oct 4

Two convicts, together with Alexander Bowmaker & his assigned servant William Gilbert proceeding to Hobart per the "Emerald" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.404)

1821 Nov 13

Re land and indulgences for Hugh Piper, free settler (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.77)

1821 Nov 14

Re grant of 1,000 acres at Port Dalrymple to Simeon Lord (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.80)

1821 Nov 20

Request for information re convict Charles Rumley, per "Indefatigable" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.89)

1821 Dec 19-1822 Feb 22

George Rankin complaining of Sorell's treatment of him re his grant of land; & Sorell's reply to the charges (Reel 6016, 4/5781 p.188-94; Fiche 3052, 4/1831 No.313A-B; Reel 6008, 4/3504A p.483)

1821 Dec 24

Request for information re sentences of convicts at Newcastle, forwarded without documentation (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.196)

1822 Jan 12

Re forwarding of extracts from indents of "Providence" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.282)

1822 Jan 12

Re forwarding of Government and General Order of 8 Jan (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.283)

1822 Jan 12

Advised of arrival on "John Bull" of wives and families of four convicts (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.284)

1822 Jan 12

Acknowledgement of receipt of indents of "Malabar" and "Claudine" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.285)

1822 Jan 12

Re details of sentence of John Green per "John Bull" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.286)

1822 Jan 12

Acknowledgement of receipt of letters from (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.287)

1822 Jan 24, Feb 26

Copy of letter to Governor Brisbane explaining how the claims to land at Swanport by George Meredith & Mr Talbot came into collision; & Surveyor General Oxley's comments (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.218-23)

1822 Feb 13

Request for information re detention of the "Midas" at the Derwent (Reel 6008, 4/3504A p.433; Reel 6009, 4/3505 p.321)

1822 Feb 13

Acknowledgement of receipt of indents of "Lord Hungerford" (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.434)

1822 Feb 13

Re forwarding of Government and General Order of 25 Jan (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.435)

1822 Feb 13

Request that convict clockmaker John Wilson be sent to Sydney (Reel 6008, 4/3504A p.436; Reel 6009, 4/3505 p.321)

1822 Feb 16

Advised that Lieutenant Thomson and Thomas Walker had permission to take their convict servants to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.443)

1822 Feb 19,21

Transmitted invoices of stores per "Nereus" for Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.454-7, 472-3)

1822 Mar 11

Reply to enquiry re whereabouts of Charles Rumley (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.302)

1822 Mar 11

Re the question of whether the Colony could afford to export wheat to the Cape of Good Hope (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.5)

1822 Mar 11

His request re two ticket of leave men, James Taylor and William Day, to be attended to (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.7)

1822 Mar 11

Re lease of land to the Deputy Judge Advocate (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.9)

1822 Mar 14

Informed that passage to Van Diemen's Land on "Royal George" had been provided for seven persons (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.18-9)

1822 Mar 14

Edmond Thompson given permission to proceed on "Royal George" to Hobart (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.24)

1822 Mar 15

Governor anxious that Wesleyan missionaries be encouraged to perform Divine Service for the convicts (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.25)

1822 Mar 15

Re forwarding of two free pardons and request for fees (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.26)

1822 Mar 15

Governor approved opinion of Surveyor General on Sorell's letter of 24 Feb (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.31)

1822 Mar 15

Governor did not wish to obtain land formerly held by George Guest on high terms offered by Edward Lord (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.32)

1822 Mar 16

Re purchase of house for public officers and setting out terms for future such purchases (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.297-8)

1822 Mar 28

Re land grant and indulgences for John McQueen, free settler (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.88)

1822 Mar 30

Re forwarding to Deputy Commissary General Wemyss of a copy of a letter sent to Sorell (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.95)

1822 Mar 30

Letter stating that there was no reason to warrant payment of higher freight to convey convicts per "Midas" (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.70-1)

1822 Apr 2

Advised that John Marson had permission to proceed to Port Dalrymple; with details of his sentence (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.112)

1822 Apr 4

36 bedsteads for use of new hospital at Hobart could not be forwarded (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.126)

1822 Apr 6

Re interchange of station between Assistant Surgeon Owen & Surgeon R R Priest (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.127)

1822 Apr 8

Informed that Simon Piper had permission to proceed to Hobart on the "Tiger" (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.135, 321)

1822 May 14-27

Re land grant and indulgences to William Radley, Roderick Forbes and Thomas Dennett, free settlers (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.280, 291, 351)

1822 May 16

Continuation of employment of Lieutenant Kenworthy as Inspector of Public Works at George Town approved (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.292)

1822 May 16

Re forwarding of letter from Surveyor General re claim in dispute between Messrs Meredith and Talbot (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.293)

1822 May 16

Governor would ask Colonel Erskine to permit Lieutenant Robinson to remain as Sorell's Secretary until final departure of his regiment (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.294)

1822 May 16

Despite Van Diemen's Land's dependency on grain, his permitting the "Royal George" & "Tiger" to proceed with 12,000 bushels of wheat to Cape of Good Hope as an experiment approved (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.295)

1822 May 16

Re compensation to Lieutenant Kenworthy for loss of horse (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.299)

1822 May 21

Re arrangements to ship Godfrey Henskie & James Newcombe to Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.317, 320)

1822 May 21

Acknowledgement of receipt of various letters (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.321)

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