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Sorell, William (25 May 1822) to Sorell River


1822 May 25

George Panton, Postmaster, re postal services to Van Diemen's Land in response to Sorell's comments (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.95)

1822 Jun 3

Governor to postpone nomination of new magistrates until able to visit the colony; pleased Sorell approved of his new Commission to existing magistrates (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.365)

1822 Jun 3

Approving appointment of George Brooks as Coroner (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.369)

1822 Jun 3

Memorial referred for his consideration (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.370)

1822 Jun 3

Governor did not wish to waive orders prohibiting convict ships from trading (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.371)

1822 Jun 4

Re forwarding of extracts from indents of "Mary Anne" and approval of assignment of one female convict to Mr Kemp (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.379)

1822 Jun 4

Acknowledgement of receipt of letters (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.382)

1822 Jun 5

Re forwarding of extract from minutes of the Committee of the Female Orphan School re salary of school master at Hobart (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.384)

1822 Jun 5

Acknowledgement of receipt of report of survey of harbour on west coast of Van Diemen's Land, & disposal of "Prince Leopold" when new vessel completed approved (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.389)

1822 Jun 6

Re transmission of extracts of indents for four convicts assigned to Joseph Archer at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.391)

1822 Jul 6

Re forwarding of list of uncollected letters in office of Post Master (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.29)

1822 Jul 6

Request for information on John Higgins, per "Daphne" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.29)

1822 Jul 8

His opinion requested on proposal in letter sent to Governor Brisbane by John Blaxland (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.32)

1822 Jul 8

Approving assignment of convicts per "Phoenix" to settlers and forwarding copy of indent (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.33)

1822 Jul 8

Descriptions of two prisoners for identification transmitted to him (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.34)

1822 Jul 8

Request that Daniel Ryan per "Phoenix" be sent to Sydney, his mother being willing to meet the cost (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.35)

1822 Jul 8

His appointment of Robert Garrett as Assistant Surgeon approved (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.36)

1822 Jul 8

Memorial from Walsh and Heylin for land on the water at Hobart referred to him (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.37)

1822 Jul 29

Request that Edward Mailiennear be sent to Sydney (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.101)

1822 Jul 29

Approved Police Fund Accounts returned (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.109)

1822 Jul 29

Re grants of Talbot and Meredith at Swan Port (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.110)

1822 Jul 30

Andrew Birrell granted permission to take Thomas Kegell to Hobart on the "Little Mary" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.106)

1822 Jul 31

Re forwarding of list of passengers and prisoners embarked on "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.112-4)

1822 Jul 31

Six men sentenced to death at recent trial; warrants for execution forwarded; Governor disposed to mitigate sentence of two of the men who robbed house of Richard Burrows & seeking Sorell's recommendation (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.116-7)

1822 Jul 31

Re transfer of two approvers, Lenegan and Donovan, to Macquarie Harbour, & forwarding the indents for the "Phoenix" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.122)

1822 Aug 5-Sep 3

Copy of correspondence with Assistant Commissary General Moodie re manufacture & supply of bread (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.443-52)

1822 Aug 17

Re land grant and indulgences to Colonel McLeod (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.186)

1822 Aug 17

Ticket of occupation granted to Donald McLeod (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.187)

1822 Sep 17-9

Re prisoners proceeding to Van Diemen's Land per "Deveron" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.284, 286-9)

1822 Sep 18

Re forwarding of certified extracts from indents re various convicts in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.285, 297-9)

1822 Sep 18

List of convicts in Van Diemen's Land as called for by Sorell in his letter of 31 Jul 1822 (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.297-9)

1822 Sep 30-Dec 14

Copy of correspondence re appeal by George Meredith concerning the measurement & survey of his land grant at Swan Port and his subsequent appeal to Lord Bathurst (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.280-302)

1822 Nov 6,7

Copy of request to Edward Abbott, Deputy Judge Advocate of Van Diemen's Land, to suggest measures to expedite court cases; & of his reply recommending a yearly Criminal Circuit in Van Diemen's Land instead of sending prisoners & witnesses to Sydney; & enclosing a list of prisoners committed for trial & the number of prosecution witnesses required (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.159-65)

1822 Nov 26

Re forwarding of list of 18 runaways from Port Macquarie being sent to Macquarie Harbour on the "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.478-9)

1822 Nov 27

Re increase in salary for the Commandant of Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.480-1)

1822 Nov 27

Appeal of Mr Meredith against the measurement of his and Mr Talbot's land grants disallowed (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.482)

1822 Nov 27

Four passengers proceeding to Hobart per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.487)

1822 Nov 27

Van Diemen's Land Police Fund accounts returned (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.488)

1822 Dec 2

Advised that convict George Lewis had approval to proceed to Van Diemen's Land on the "Castle Forbes" in charge of sheep (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.17)

1822 Dec 5

Advising Cimitiere that he would defer his application for expenses until Governor's visit (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.428)

1823 Jan 17

Advised that Jacob Moses had permission to go to Hobart on the "Caledonia" for assignment to his brother (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.198)

1823 Jan 18

Re forwarding of two blank precepts for the convention of a Criminal Court in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.208)

1823 Jan 18

Advised that Joseph Tighe and Michael Stanley had permission to go to Van Diemen's Land per "Caledonia" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.210)

1823 Feb 7-Mar 5

Robert Oldham convicted by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of stealing from Sorell (Reel 6023; X820 p.81)

1823 Mar 1

Advised that Edward Russell and Charles Smith had permission to proceed to Van Diemen's Land per "Minerva" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.381)

1823 Mar 1

Approved accounts of the Police Fund returned (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.382)

1823 Mar 6

J Blaxland's reply to Sorell's request for the transfer of Mrs King to Van Diemen's Land to join her husband, a servant in Sorell's family (Reel 6017, 4/5783 pp.213-14; Reel 6056, 4/1764 p.8)

1823 Mar 8

Appointment of Lieutenant Thompson as Naval Officer, Port Dalrymple, approved (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.412)

1823 Mar 15

Copies of blank warrants for execution of sentences passed by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction at Hobart (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.322-4)

1823 Mar 20

Reply re application of Charles King for his wife Mary to join him (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.481)

1823 Mar 20

Advised that William Calton had permission to proceed to Hobart (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.112)

1823 Mar 21

Re forwarding of despatch from Earl Bathurst dated 7 Dec 1822 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.1)

1823 Mar 21

Request for removal of Thomas Isaacson to Port Jackson, son willing to defray expense (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.3)

1823 Mar 21

Advised that William Lynch had permission to proceed to Hobart on the "Deveron" (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.6)

1823 Mar 21

Transmitted lists of 11 prisoners forwarded on "Elizabeth Henrietta" & "Deveron" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.7, 12, 13, 18)

1823 Mar 21

Re forwarding of invoice for supplies shipped on the "Deveron" (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.19)

1823 Mar 22

Re forwarding of extracts from indents of 63 convicts per "Sir William Bensley" (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.11)

1823 Mar 22

Re forwarding of execution warrants for five prisoners (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.17)

1823 Apr 2

Re extension of land grant to George Cartwright (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.60)

1823 Apr 4

Re applications for pardons for Daniel Long and John Pitchey (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.84-5)

1823 Apr 5

Re sale of cattle in the Government Herd and break-up of establishment in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.86)

1823 Apr 15

Returning two copies of Police Funds accounts (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.132)

1823 Apr 15

Advised of eight prisoners embarked on the "Brixton" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.134)

1823 May 5

Request that Matthew John Richardson be permitted to proceed to Sydney, and to accompany the Colonial Botanist (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.253)

1823 May 22

Re land grant to Revd Knopwood for long service (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.348)

1823 May 22

Advising him of Governor's approval to establishment of a Presbyterian Minister at Hobart (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.349)

1823 May 22

Request for information re description of James Smith on his certificate of freedom (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.350)

1823 May 22

Re claim for payment by Revd Samuel Marsden for the expenses of his visit to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.351)

1823 May 22

Directed to put in force as soon as possible the points specially noted by Lord Bathurst in the first part of the Report of the Commissioner of Enquiry into the State of New South Wales (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.363-5)

1823 May 26

Had been advised re dispute over land between Messrs Talbot & Meredith (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.333)

1823 Jun 9

Advised that the tender for the cutter "Lord Liverpool" was too high (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.495)

1823 Jun 14

Request for investigation into land bartering transactions of Major Honner (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.507)

1823 Jun 19

Advised that William Brown had permission to proceed to Hobart (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.545)

1823 Jul 14

Advised of embarkation of five runaways from Port Macquarie on "Lusitania" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.134)

1823 Jul 15

Concerning Mr Kent's unauthorised departure for England on the "Lusitania" leaving many creditors; Naval Officer to proceed to Van Diemen's Land to assist (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.663-4)

1823 Jul 15

Re forwarding of conditions under which individuals could commence distilling from sugar and wheat (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.665-6)

1823 Jul 15

Advised of return of Elizabeth Jennings to Hobart with her mistress Miss Bromley (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.671)

1823 Aug 7

Re extension of land grant to Mr Jamieson (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.31)

1823 Aug 7

Authorised to claim extra expenses resulting from his attendance at musters in out settlements (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.29)

1823 Aug 7

Re payment for removal of only eight tons of baggage of Superintendent at Launceston from Hobart (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.32)

1823 Aug 22

Requested to arrange land grant & indulgences for Richard Podmore, free settler (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.108)

1823 Aug 23

Requested to remove George Adams, per "Morley", to Sydney, sister willing to defray expenses (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.128)

1823 Aug 30

Re forwarding of respites of capital sentence passed on George Wray Eldridge, Thomas Starkie and Job Rogers (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.150)

1823 Sep 19

Granting Charter of Incorporation for Bank of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.312)

1823 Sep 29

Directed to call in debts due to Government at Hobart Town before arrival of new Attorney General (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.327)

1823 Sep 30

Re purchase of quarters for Colonial Surgeon (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.334)

1823 Oct 8

Approved copies of Police Fund accounts returned (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.386)

1823 Oct 14

Advised that John Thomson had permission to proceed to Hobart (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.413)

1823 Oct 14

Advised that seven runaways from Port Macquarie had been embarked on the "Ann" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.419, 435)

1823 Oct 16

John Lamph, a runaway, being returned on the "Ann" (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.429)

1823 Nov 1

Requesting articles required by Harbour Master to lay down moorings at Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.153-4)

1823 Nov 24

Advised that Andrew Nicholl had permission to proceed to Hobart Town (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.606)

1823 Nov 25

Advised that Samuel Knight had permission to proceed to Hobart Town on "Mariner" (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.607)

1823 Dec 29

Revd Knopwood's application to act as Chaplain at New Norfolk approved, but decision on other points, deferred until Governor's arrival in Hobart (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.71)

1823 Dec 29

Decision on land for James Evans deferred until Governor's visit (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.72)

1823 Dec 29

Re forwarding of list of prisoners claiming expiration of sentences with details from indents (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.74-5)

1823 Dec 30

Certificate of sentence of George William Brown to be forwarded to Sorell (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.1)

1823 Dec 30

Re forwarding of three pardons for delivery; request for fees for pardons owed to Principal Clerk & to Government Printer (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.2)

1824 Jan-Mar

Papers re the alleged offer of a bribe to Assistant Commissary General Moodie by Edward Lord (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.107-112b)

1824 Jan-Mar

Lists of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for land grants or extensions to grants (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.18-9, 25-9)

1824 Jan 1

Lieutenant Governor, Van Diemen's Land. On Estimates of the Charge of defraying the Civil Establishment of New South Wales for the year 1824 (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.5c)

1824 Jan 22

Copy of Police Fund account transmitted (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.3)

1824 Jan 23

Land grant to his son approved (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.7)

1824 Jan 23

Advised of provision of passage on "Mermaid" for Felix Murray to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.4)

1824 Jan 23

Re conveying of agreement to proposal of Mr Lawrence for use of vessel "Lord Liverpool" (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.8)

1824 Jan 23

Employed Charles King as Bird Stuffer (Fiche 3078; 4/1836A No.71D p.365)

1824 Feb 9

Forwarding Deed Poll of the "Asia" (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.12)

1824 Feb 9

Runaways from Port Macquarie embarked on "Woodlark" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6019; 4/3522 pp.13, 15)

1824 Feb 9

Five approvers being returned from Court of Criminal Jurisdiction on "Woodlark" (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.14)

1824 Feb 26

Grant of in the Macquarie District, Van Diemen's Land, bounded by land to be reserved for the use of the Crown (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.16)

1824 Mar 2

Re forwarding of extract from indent re John Warne (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.18)

1824 Mar 2

Land granted to Lieutenant Steel recommended to be cancelled as soil too poor (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.420)

1824 Mar 4

Re forwarding of duplicate list of 11 convicts per "Deveron" to Hobart (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.19)

1824 Mar 9-Apr 29

Re account for rations furnished to him from H.M. Stores from 25 Sep 1819 to 25 Dec 1823 (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.115-116a)

1824 Mar 13

Police Fund accounts for Van Diemen's Land returned (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.20)

1824 Mar 18

His suggestion of land grants for Lawrence, Thomas & Joseph Archer on marsh facing Launceston approved (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.22)

1824 Mar 18

Application from Dr Moore on behalf of James Tansley, per "Asia", referred to him (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.23)

1824 Mar 19

Re tax on spirits imported by Mr Jacob (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.29)

1824 Mar 19

Re forwarding of absolute pardon for William Day and testimonials of Mr White (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.30)

1824 Mar 19

Re application for land grant by Surgeon Priest (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.31)

1824 Mar 19

Re gratuity for Major Bell (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.32)

1824 Mar 20

Sixteen runaways from Port Macquarie embarked on "Triton" for Macquarie Harbour (Reel 6019; 4/3522 pp.33-4)

1824 Apr 17

Ann Jennison's ticket of leave forwarded for cancellation (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.37)

1824 Apr 21

Re forwarding of commission appointing Joseph T Gillibrand Attorney General of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.38)

1824 Apr 26

Governor unable to accede to his request on quitting the country (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.39)

1824 Apr 29

Governor approved measures he had adopted to expedite the operation of the New Charter (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.40)

1824 Apr 29

George Meredith stating that he had appealed to Lord Bathurst re his land grant & expressing willingness to return to England if compensated for his expenses (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.37-8)

1824 May 3

Andrew Birrell re allocation of land in Launceston (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.34-6)

1824 May 5

His letter reporting a great want of paint and tools in Van Diemen's Land referred to Major Ovens, Chief Engineer (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.138)

1824 May 8

Two letters from in a list of letters referred to Saxe Bannister, Attorney General - recommending remission of duty on importation of some sugar, and re application for a license for a vessel to go to Manilla (Reel 6013; 4/3511 pp.178-9)

1824 May 8

His appointment of a Barrack Master approved (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.42)

1824 May 8

Disallowing application for remuneration from Revd Bedford (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.43)

1824 May 8

Re application for remuneration from Mr Scott (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.44)

1824 May 8

His application for ticket of leave for Edward Hart granted (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.45)

1824 May 10

Instructed to reserve specified land in the Bathurst and Launceston districts for use of Crown (Reel 6019; 4/3522 pp.46-7)

1824 May 10

Reserve of land for Mr Wylde confirmed (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.48)

1824 May 10

Mr Nowland to be permitted to occupy his reserve of land (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.49)

1824 May 10

Application for remission of duty on tobacco imported by Mr Espie refused (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.50)

1824 May 10

Acknowledgement of receipt of letter announcing total failure of the revenue of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.51)

1824 May 10

Two lists of persons recommended for land grants approved (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.52)

1824 May 10

His application for remission of fine upon Mr Thompson granted (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.53)

1824 May 12

Re forwarding of extracts from indents (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.54)

1824 May 13

On return of orders for land to be measured in Van Diemen's Land from 14 Mar to 13 May 1824 (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.40)

1824 May 18

Application by Mrs Emmett to lease land near Hobart referred to him (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.55)

1824 May 18

Appointment of Mr Abbott as Commissioner, Court of Requests, confirmed (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.56)

1824 May 18

Governor advised that a licence from him for a vessel to proceed to Macao and Manila would be ineffectual in law (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.57)

1824 May 18

Reserve of land for Deputy Assistant Commissary General Roberts not sanctioned (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.58)

1824 May 20

Five lists of persons to receive land grants approved (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.59)

1825 Aug 20

Re letter sent to him by Mr Willmot (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.175)

SORELL, William (Junior)

Son of Lieutenant Governor Sorell; arrived Hobart in December 1823 as a settler; granted land in Hamilton district in January 1824; appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land in May 1824; died 17 November 1860.

1824 Jan 23

To receive a grant of 1,000 acres (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.7)

1824 Jun 22

Lieutenant Governor Arthur's recommendation that he be appointed Registrar to the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land adopted (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.75)

1825 Jun 15

Appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.374)

SORELL RIVER. Van Diemen's Land; formerly the First River

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.352)

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