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Watson, John (1821) to Watson, William (Per "Alexander")


WATSON, John. Born in the Colony; son of Robert Watson, former Pilot and Harbour Master; former seaman

1821 Oct 26

Memorial for land at South Head (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.145)

1824 Jun 8

Memorial for land at Broken Bay (Fiche 3116; 4/1840A No.1032 pp.155-8)

1824 Jun 23

On list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.31)

WATSON, John. British seaman, "Jane"

1821 Nov 7

Application for permission to be discharged from the "Jane" (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.5-6). Granted, 13 Nov (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.74)

WATSON, John. Seaman, "John Bull"

1821 Dec

Signatory to petition from the crew of "John Bull" complaining of treatment by Captain Corlett and Duncan Campbell, Chief Mate (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.66-7)

WATSON, John. Bookbinder

1822 May 4

On statements of expenses and proceeds of the Printing Department (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.50, 50b)

WATSON, John

1824 May 3

Signatory to letter from inhabitants of the Lower Branch re a clause they wish inserted in the deed for the common at Wallambine Creek (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.50b)

WATSON, John. Came free per "Friendship", 1818 with his mother and family

1824 Jul

Memorial (Fiche 3116; 4/1840A No.1032 pp.159, 162)

1824 Jul 15

On list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.31)

WATSON, John. Per "Atlas"

1822 Jan 19

Runaway from Thompson's Gang. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.2a)

WATSON, John. Per "Baring", 1819

1825 Oct

Prisoner at Emu Plains Agricultural Establishment. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3253; 4/1875 pp.237-237c). Reply, 5 Nov (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.540)

1825 Dec 12

Employed at the Agricultural Establishment, Emu Plains; attestation as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1717.2 pp.278-9)

WATSON, John. Per "Batavia", 1818

1822 Jun 4

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.380)

1823 Sep 13

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Sydney (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.155)

WATSON, John. Per "Earl Cornwallis", 1801

1800 Oct 13

On list of convicts on board the "Earl Cornwallis" (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.31)

1815 Dec 4

Landowner at Hawkesbury. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3172; 4/1849 p.34)

WATSON, John. Per "Ganges", 1797

1813 Dec 29

Employed as overseer at the Female Factory, Parramatta; evidence before Court of Inquiry (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.329-30)

1822 Jul 12

Former overseer of the Public Factory; keeper of the Court House, Parramatta. Petition for gratuity (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.15)

1822 Aug 8

Re his placement in the Benevolent Asylum (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.157)

1823 Mar 20

Former overseer of the Public Factory; in the Benevolent Asylum, Sydney. Requesting that he be permitted to attend Methodist Chapel on Sundays (Reel 6058; 4/1770 pp.176-176b)

1823 Jul 15

His salary as Keeper of the Watchhouse, Parramatta, paid from the Colonial Fund (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.176)

1824 Jan 26

Former overseer at the Factory, Parramatta; in the Benevolent Asylum. Petition to have gratuity restored (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.63)

1825 Oct 17

Former overseer of the Public Factory and keeper of Court House, Parramatta; at Poor House. Petition for continuation of annuity (Reel 6064; 4/1788 p.45)

WATSON, John. Per "Guildford", 1822

1822 Jul 24

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.128)

WATSON, John. Per "Neptune", 1820

1821 Feb 9

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.95)

WATSON, John. Per "Prince Regent", 1824

1824 Jul 21

On list of convicts landed from the "Prince Regent" and forwarded to Appin for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.1)

1824 Jul 31

On return of convicts per "Prince Regent" sent from Sydney to be distributed in the District of Appin; assigned to Walter Peppard (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.67)

WATSON, John. Per "Recovery", 1823

1823 Aug 4

On list of convicts landed from the "Recovery" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.5)

1825

Servant to George Loder at Wilberforce. Memorial of George Loder (Fiche 3142; 4/1843A No.480 pp.157, 171, 173)

1825 Nov 4

Convict in the service of George Loder of Windsor at the last two musters (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.527)

WATSON, Joseph Thomas

n.d.

In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.100)

WATSON, Lucinda. Came free per "Friendship", 1818; wife of Todd Watson

1818 Jan 14

On list of persons on board "Friendship"; with six children (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.67)

1823 Jan 21

Seeking employment as housekeeper in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.46)

1824

Her salary as Keeper of the Colonial Secretary's Office paid from Colonial Revenue Account (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.33c)

1824 Dec 31

Her salary as Office keeper paid from the Colonial Fund (Reel 6038; 4/424 p.415)

1825 c.Feb

Testifying to character of John Exile, per "Earl Spencer", her servant (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.82)

1825 Jul 5

Requesting an advance on her salary (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.14)

WATSON, Margaret see FLOOD, Margaret

WATSON, Margaret. Per "Indispensible", 1796

1810 Jan 9

Granted certificate of freedom (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.55)

WATSON, Mary

1819 Sep 6,8

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.249)

WATSON, Mary. Per "Mary Anne", 1816; two convicts of this name by this ship

1819 Jan 4

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.243)

1821 Jan 27

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.71)

WATSON, Mary. Per "St Michael"

1820 Jun 12

On list of persons on board "St Michael" landed in Sydney (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.234)

1820 Oct 31

Prisoner arrived from Calcutta per "St Michael" to be delivered to the Chief Constable (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.400)

WATSON, Moses. Per "Somersetshire", 1814

1817 Nov 20

On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.147)

1819 Mar

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.77)

1819 Mar 19

Runaway from the Limeburners at Newcastle; and captured (Reel 6067; 4/1807 pp.11-3)

1819 Aug 16

Extremely turbulent; re his sentence and punishment (Reel 6067; 4/1807 pp.50-1)

WATSON, Peter. Private, 24th Regiment

1819 Apr 13

On return of detachments of the 24th and 34th Regiments embarking on board "Lord Sidmouth" for India (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.216)

WATSON, Prideaux

n.d.

In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.99)

WATSON, Richard. Per "Anne", 1810

1822 Sep 18

On list of convicts in Van Diemen's Land as called for by Lieutenant Governor Sorell (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.298)

WATSON, Robert

n.d.

In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.97)

WATSON, Robert. Boatswain, Pilot and Harbour Master; Superintendent of Macquarie Lighthouse

Came free as Quartermaster of the "Sirius" in 1788; appointed Boatswain of the Dockyard, Pilot and Harbour Master of Port Jackson in 1811; resigned as Pilot in 1814 and dismissed as Boatswain and Harbour Master in 1816 for stealing canvas; Superintendent of Macquarie (South Head) Lighthouse from November 1818 to October 1819; died 1 November 1819. Watson's Bay, the site of his land grant, was named after him.

1792 Jan 3-1797 May 1

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 pp.2, 24, 74)

1800

In charge of battery on the east point of the Cove (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.53)

1810 Apr 6

Juror at inquest on Henry Giddes (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.219-20)

1811 May 30

To assist his son Edward, newly appointed Master of the "Estramina", on his first voyage to Newcastle (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.13)

1811 Aug 17

Appointed Boatswain of the Dock Yard at Sydney and Harbour Master of Port Jackson (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.225; Reel 6002, 4/3491 p.49)

1812 Apr 18-1814 Aug 6

His salary as Harbour Master paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.291, 400, 517)

1814 Jan 28

To accompany John Martin on "Kangaroo" to assist in navigation of Norfolk Island waters for evacuation of the settlement (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.159)

1814 Jan 28

To William Hutchinson re despatch of "Kangaroo" to evacuate Norfolk Island (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.24-6)

1814 Apr 30

Paid from Police Fund for piloting "Kangaroo" from Norfolk Island (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.488)

1814 Sep 24

Circular re survey and inventory of sails of "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.315)

1814 Oct

Called as witness in the matter of the ship "Surry"; in the Vice Admiralty Court (Reel 6040; 9/2735 p.31)

1814 Oct 1

To Joseph Ross re survey of "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.326)

1814 Oct 10

Required to appear as a witness in the Vice Admiralty Court (Reel 6044; 4/1731 p.47)

1814 Oct 11

Testimony in the case brought against the "Surry" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.67-70)

1814 Dec 10

Robert Murray appointed Pilot for Port Jackson in place of Watson (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.18)

1815 Jan 28-1817 Apr 30

His salary as Harbour Master paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.34, 95, 124, 155, 180, 201, 240, 348)

1815 Apr 7

Re appointment to survey damaged rigging on "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.13)

1815 Jun 3,9

Re appointment to committee to survey bread on "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.86-8)

1815 Aug 16

Re Committee of Survey on damage to "Estramina" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.143)

1815 Aug 24

To Cossar and Ross re survey and inventory of Government Sail Room (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.149)

1815 Aug 24

Re weekly returns of stores and expenditure (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.148)

1815 Oct 23

Re windsails per "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.239-41)

1815 Dec 28

Re committee to survey provisions and sails of "Emu" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.295-6)

1816 Jan 1

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

1816 Jan 16

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816; at North Harbour (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.28)

1816 Feb 6

Re committee to survey cable and fore topsail of "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.343)

1816 Feb 12

Re survey of provisions and stores on "Kangaroo" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.356-7)

1816 Feb 13

Survey and report on provisions on "Kangaroo" (Reel 6045; 4/1734 pp.32-3)

1816 Jul 16, Aug 15

Re his suspension as Boatswain & Harbour Master as criminal charges had been laid against him for embezzlement of Government stores; his duties to be handed over to William Cosar, Master Builder (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.33, 34, 101)

1816 Oct 7

Request by W H Hovell for position of Harbour Master to succeed Robert Watson (Reel 6045; 4/1735 p.153)

1818 Nov 28

Appointed Superintendent and Keeper of Light at Macquarie Tower (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.524)

1819 Jun 10, Aug 24

Salary as Superintendent, Macquarie Tower paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.59, 89)

1819 Oct 28

Unable through indisposition to fulfil his responsibilities as Superintendent of Macquarie Tower and requesting that Mr Murray, Pilot, be allowed to do so (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.407)

1819 Nov 12

Henry Cote appointed to succeed Watson as Keeper of Lighthouse, Macquarie Tower (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.118)

1821 Oct 26

Memorial of his children, John Watson and Rebecca Murray, for land at South Head (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.145)

WATSON, Sarah. Per "Northampton", 1815

1815 Jun 19

On list of female convicts on board the "Northampton", just arrived at Port Jackson (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.157)

1820 Aug 7,8; 1823 Feb

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6007, 4/3502 p.189; Reel 6010, 4/3507 p.284)

WATSON, Susan. Of Pitt Street

1822 Mar 7

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.109)

WATSON, Thomas. Came free per "Mercury", 1822; Superintendent of the South Head Lighthouse; Pilot

1822 Feb 5

Recommended for vacancy at the Light House (Reel 6052; 4/1752 p.38)

1822 Feb 8

Re appointment of at the Lighthouse (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.413-4)

1822 Feb 16

Re entitlement to rations (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.440)

1822 Mar 21

Appointed Superintendent and Keeper of the Light, Macquarie Tower (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.48)

1824 Dec 31

His salary as Superintendent of the South Head Lighthouse paid from the Colonial Fund (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.439)

1825 Jan 7

Request to for information for the purpose of preparing returns for Earl Bathurst for the year 1822 (Reel 6014; 4/3513 pp.125-6, 226)

1825 Mar 23

To carry out the duty of Pilot during the absence of Mr Grey (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.334)

1825 Apr 18

Pilot, South Head. Circular re information required for returns of the Colony, 1823 (Reel 6014; 4/3514 pp.94-5)

1825 Oct 11

Superintendent, South Head Light. Circular re information for return required by Lord Bathurst for the year 1824 (Reel 6015; 4/3515 pp.414-5)

WATSON, Thomas

1824 Jul 23

On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.83)

WATSON, Thomas. Per "Dromedary", 1820

1821 Jul 25

Prisoner arrived from Van Diemen's Land per "St Michael" under sentence of transportation to Newcastle; to be held in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.167-8)

1821 Jul 26

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Mermaid" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.172)

1821 Dec 27

On list of prisoners at Newcastle under sentence from the Criminal Court in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.201)

1823 Sep 25

On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.432-3)

1824 Dec 21

On list of runaways from Port Macquarie forwarded to Newcastle per "Sally" (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.130)

WATSON, Thomas. Per "Earl Cornwallis"

1812 Feb 14

On list of convicts to be sent to Newcastle per "Governor Hunter" (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.104)

WATSON, Thomas (Per "Indefatigable", 1815) see SMITH, John James

WATSON, Todd. Per "Morley", 1817

1819 Jan 25; 1820 Jun 24

Clerk. On returns of Storekeepers and extra clerks in Commissariat Department (Fiche 3301, 4/1093.2 p.1; Reel 6049, 4/1744 p.373 & 4/1745 pp.1, 2)

1821 Sep 8

Clerk, Commissariat Department. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; with his wife and six children (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.64)

1823 Jan 31

Petition of his widow Lucinda Watson for employment (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.46)

WATSON, W. Master, "Foxhound"

1817 Nov 15

Re discharge of crew members & dispensing with clearance regulations (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.143)

1818 Sep 14

Re permission to transfer sailors to "Foxhound" (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.44)

1819 May 19

Re discharge of sailors (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.121)

WATSON, William. Mate, "Elizabeth Henrietta"

1816 Sep 28,30

Re articles he lost on upsetting of brig (Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.37-8, 40)

WATSON, William

1821 Sep 8

Crowder's Gang. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.118)

WATSON, William. Per "Agamemnon", 1820

1820 Sep 29

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Agamemnon" & forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.294)

1822 Dec 7

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Mr Fulton's clearing party (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.127)

1825 Apr 5

On list of convicts mustered in the employ of William Howe, in 1825; listed as Watson (Reel 6064; 4/1789 p.75c)

WATSON, William. Per "Alexander", 1806

1810 Feb 9

Hairdresser to Bligh, Foveaux and Paterson. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3168; 4/1847 p.234)

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