Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Withey to Wones

WITHEY, James (Per "Earl St Vincent", 1818) see WHITTY, James

WITHINGTON, William. Per "Hebe", 1820

1823 May; 1825 May, Oct

On lists of convicts employed by William Lawson; from 1821. Listed as Wetherington (Reel 6058, 4/1771 pp.312a, 313a; Reel 6062, 4/1782 pp.51b, 56b)

1824 Oct 2

Servant to William Lawson. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta; listed as Whittington (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.53)

1825 Jun 20

Convict in the service of William Lawson of Prospect at the last two musters (Reel 6014; 4/3514 pp.524-5)


WITNEY, Ann. Per "Lord Sidmouth", 1823

1824 Apr 21

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.133)

WITTEL, Ralph see WITTLE, Ralph



1821 Sep 8

Town Carts. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.84)

WITTLE, Ralph. Came free as a seaman per "Ocean", 1823

1824 Dec 1

To be received from "Princess Charlotte" and forwarded to the Colonial Secretary's Office (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.46)

1824 Dec 2

In Hyde Park Barracks having been sent from the Derwent under the presumption of being an escaped convict from New South Wales (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.53)

1824 Dec 14,15

At Hyde Park Barracks. Confined six months at Hobart and appealing to Governor's intercession (Reel 6061; 4/1778 pp.253-254b)

1824 Dec 17

Petition re wrongful imprisonment as deserter and requesting Governor's intercession (Fiche 3096; 4/1838A No.552 pp.259-62). Reply, 12 Jan 1825 (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.237)

1824 Dec 23

Claimed he was wrongfully imprisoned; petition for intercession by Governor (Fiche 3240; 4/1872 p.29)

1824 Dec 30

To be released from confinement; physical description of (Reel 6060; 4/1777 pp.226-7)

1825 Feb 10

Suspected runaway sent from Van Diemen's Land in Nov 1824. Re freeing of (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.118)

WITTLE, Thomas. Per "Indefatigable", 1815

1822 Nov 19

To be received into the General Hospital (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.455)


1798 Apr 6

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.98)

WOFFINGTON, John (Per "Morley", 1818) see WAFFINGTON, John

WOGAN, Thomas. Per "Tyne", 1819

1819 Jan 13

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Tyne" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.259)


1821 May 5,7

Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.21)

WOLAGHAN, Michael. Per "Almorah"

1824 Apr 2

Servant to Revd Samuel Marsden at Bathurst; listed as Whologhan (Fiche 3099; 4/1838A No.616 p.593)


On return of convicts in the employ of Revd Samuel Marsden; from Oct 1821 (Reel 6064; 4/1789 p.78a)


On list of Crown servants mustered in the employ of Revd Samuel Marsden; in 1822-24 (Fiche 3143; 4/1843A No.511 p.362)


WOLF, Patrick. Per "John Barry", 1821

1823 Sep 27

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Port Macquarie (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.157)

1823 Oct 15

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.81, 440-1)



1822 Aug 6

Re his return to Government employ (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.145)

WOLFE, David. Per "Asia", 1822

1822 Jul 29

On list of convicts landed from the "Asia" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.95)

1823 Feb 11

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.33, 386-7)

1823 c.Apr

On return of convict absentees from Emu Plains apprehended and sentenced to Port Macquarie from 1 Apr 1822 to 31 Mar 1823 (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.141)

WOLFE, Henry. Per "Marquis of Wellington", 1815

1815 Feb 2

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Marquis of Wellington" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.436)

WOLFE, James (General). Of Quebec

1823 Oct 28

William Blue served under in Quebec at time of his death. Referred to in Blue's petition praying protection from the designs of Edward Wollstonecraft on his property & ferry business (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.438)

WOLFE, James. Per "Baring", 1819

1821 Sep 8

Carpenter. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.73)

1824 Apr 28

Carpenter. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)

WOLFE, Samuel. Per "Ocean", 1818

1818 Jan 16

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Ocean" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)

1822 Jun 21

Re assignment to school master at Pitt Town (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.417)

1822 Jun 24, Aug 19

Servant to John Downing Wood, schoolmaster at Pitt Town. Re his assignment & return to Government (Reel 6055; 4/1761 pp.121-4)

WOLLAHAN, John. Per "Minerva"

1824 Sep 6

Of Mr Cordeaux's clearing party; to Gaol Gang for six months for theft. On return of convicts tried & punished at Liverpool (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.33)

WOLLEY, Joseph. Private, 41st Regiment

1812 Oct 20

On list of Royal Marines returning to England per "Isabella" (Reel 6071; 4/6576 p.321)


1820 Aug 25

Road work in new country advanced beyond Wollondilly River (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.171-4)

1821 Feb 21

Memorial re wheat conveyed to (Fiche 3036; 4/1826 No.52 p.1)

WOLLS, John. Of Frazers Lane

1824 Jul 3

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.36)



1823 Dec 24

Mentioned in statement of Abraham Van Brienen re his dealings with F G Sieber, an Austrian naturalist, and his subsequent sentencing to Port Macquarie for forgery (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.114a)


WOLLSTONECRAFT, Edward. Came free per "Canada", 1819; merchant, in partnership with Alexander Berry; magistrate; director of the Bank of New South Wales; landholder at Sydney and Shoalhaven River

1819 Jan 26

Permitted to become a free settler (Reel 6021; 4/1094 p.23)

1819 Oct

Memorial (Fiche 3012; 4/1822A No.59 pp.213-6)

1819 Oct 11

Re his application for a land grant (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.291)


Recommending Thomas Williams as worthy of the Governor's clemency (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.104)


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

1821 Jan 24

Store receipts of for wheat (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.143)

1821 Mar 28

Memorial (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.153). Reply, 29 Mar (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.199)

1821 Apr 16

Re passage to Newcastle via "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.220)

1821 Apr 16

Re agricultural pursuits at Newcastle (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.224)

1821 Apr 30

Juror at inquest on Seawell held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.631-2)

1821 Oct 24

Re convict servants and cattle (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.431)

1821 Nov

Certifying to the character of William Pendray in support of his petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3210; 4/1863 p.44a)

1821 Nov 1

Informing that Captain George Sutherland of "Jane" had delivered letters received at Batavia to R W Loane and advising appeal to Governor for their recovery (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.265)

1821 Nov 3

George Panton suggesting action to be taken against Rowland Walpole Loane for detention of letters delivered to him by Captain George Sutherland (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.268)

1821 Nov 24

Re seeking redress from Mr Loane (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.94)

1822 Feb 12

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.27, 77)

1822 Feb 26, Aug 29

Letters Patent re his appointment as Justice of the Peace (Reel 6052; 4/1752 pp.92-92b & 4/1753 pp.178-178b)

1822 Mar 31-Dec 31

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.10, 23, 36, 52)

1822 Apr 8

Re tender for the Church Establishment of a large barrel organ & mahogany pulpit (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.121)

1822 Apr 24

Re signatory for Mr Forster's deposition (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.59)

1822 c.May

Signatory to petition from the magistrates seeking Government assistance towards the erection of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Hyde Park (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.133a)

1822 May 1

Requesting that store receipts be paid to the bank (Reel 6055; 4/1760 pp.66-66a)

1822 May 30

Re value of currency and effect on the economy (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.88-93)

1822 Jun 1-18

John Kane & others tried by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction for stealing from (Reel 6023; X820 p.55)

1822 Jul 5

Appointed to the Committee of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales at the Society's inaugural meeting; thanked by the meeting for his assistance in forwarding the establishment of the Society (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.160, 160c)

1822 Aug

Signatory to petition objecting to the Commissariat's new system of paying for supplies in Spanish dollars (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.124a)

1822 Aug 7

Request for interview. One of the deputation to present the Governor with a memorial on "the evil effects of the dollar System" (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.99). Reply, 15 Aug (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.185)

1822 Aug 20

Attended special meeting of the General Committee of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales at which participation in the letter written by Sir John Jamison on political matters was disclaimed (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.174-174a)

1822 Sep 30, Oct 1

Re printing of scandalous stories in the Sydney Gazette and legal action against Francis Shortt and printer (Reel 6055; 4/1762 pp.3-5). Reply, 9 Oct (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.350)

1822 Oct

Recommending Charles Nightingale for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3223; 4/1866 p.114a)

1822 Oct 9

Re request of the Governor that Wollstonecraft not be admitted as a member of the proposed Supreme Court (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.351)

1822 Dec 6

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.20)

1822 Dec 30

Re Noble, Toole and O'Brien stealing meat and flour (Reel 6054; 4/1759 pp.64-64a)

1823 Feb 21

Re case of Elizabeth Lowe and recommending some mitigation of her sentence (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.201-2)

1823 May 27

Witness to indenture re land grants for Female Orphan Institution. Copy dated 26 Apr 1844 (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.135a)

1823 Jun 14

On list of applicants for clearing gangs; for 100 acres to be cleared on his estate at Shoalhaven (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.515)

1823 Jun 23

Steward of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Acceptance of the Governor & Colonial Secretary to anniversary dinner of the Society at Nash's Inn, Parramatta on 3 Jul 1823 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.563, 564)

1823 Jul 17

Secretary to the New South Wales Agricultural Society. Re proposed new scheme for victualling, clothing and paying wages to assigned convict servants (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.177-9)

1823 Jul 28

Signatory to report from a specially convened Bench at Sydney on the case of Henry Goodwin, a convict for life (Reel 6059; 4/1772 pp.37a-b)

1823 Aug 4

Signatory to petition for assistance in establishing Presbyterian church (Fiche 3308; X65.1 p.2)

1823 Aug 27

Appointed a Director of Bank of New South Wales (Reel 6040; SZ1049 p.9)

1823 Sep 8

Re remittance of duty on wool (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.204)

1823 Sep 22, Oct 28, Nov 17,18

Petition of William Blue praying protection from the designs of Wollstonecraft on his property & ferry business; & Wollstonecraft's reply to allegations (Reel 6056, 4/1765 pp.215-6; Reel 6017, 4/5783 pp.438-40)

1823 Oct 3; 1824 Feb 16

Re letter from Paxton, Cockerell, Trail & Company of London who sent a report on a consignment of tobacco forwarded to them per "Bathurst" (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.19)

1823 Oct 18

Deposition of Morris Landers re runaways from Windsor sworn before (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.488)

1823 Oct 31

Shareholder in the Bank of New South Wales (Reel 6040; SZ1049 p.2)

1823 Nov 6

Re communication from William Blue (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.525)

1823 Dec 6

Letter acknowledging satisfactory explanation (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.665)

1823 Dec 10

Request that clearance for "Alligator" be refused (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.104)

1824 Jan 7

Requesting a Colonial Register for a vessel built by him at Shoalhaven (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.16)

1824 Feb 20

Re information from to be inserted in the Sydney Gazette (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.370)

1824 Feb 24

Re colonial tobacco (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.96)

1824 Apr 24

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.64)

1824 May 26; 1825 Nov 16

Appointed Justice of the Peace (Fiche 3299; AO Doc No.1 & AO Doc No.4)

1824 Sep 30

Re forwarding to, for his information and guidance, of a letter from the Governor (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.500)

1825 May 2

Requesting fifteen convict servants to work farm at Shoalhaven (Reel 6063; 4/1786 p.67)

1825 May 17

Memorial (Fiche 3120; 4/1840B No.47 pp.283-94)

1825 May 21

On list of warrants for land purchases (Fiche 3260; 2/1925 p.24)

WOLLSTONECRAFT, Edward. Came free per "Lloyds", 1818; former soldier in 48th Regiment

1821 Feb 10,13; 1823 Dec 10

Was an overseer in the Commissariat. Memorial for situation under Government (Reel 6059; 4/1773 pp.105-107a)



WOLSTENCROFT, William or WOOLSTENCROFT. Per "Batavia", 1818

1818 Apr 14

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Batavia" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.152)

1825 Jul 13

Servant of Henry Steel of Windsor. Request for six months rations at Bathurst; appears as Wollstonecraft (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.26)

1825 Jul 22

Convict servant of Henry Steel. To be victualled from the Store at Bathurst for six months; appears as Wollstonecroft (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.65)

WOMACK, Jane. Per "Aeolus", 1809; wife of William

1815 Mar 13

Her certificates of freedom transmitted to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.481)

WOMACK, William. Per "Admiral Gambier" (1)

1815 Mar 13

His certificate of freedom transmitted to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.481)

1815 Jul 13

Of Hobart. His power of attorney (Fiche 3261; 4/433 pp.65-6)

1815 Jul 14

Re assignment of land in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3261; 4/433 pp.63-5)

WOMACK, William. Per "Batavia", 1818

1818 Apr 14

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Batavia" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.151)

1821 Nov 30

Recommended for mitigation of sentence; listed as Whomack (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.50-2)

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)

1825 Mar 26

Employee of the Government at Cabramatta; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1717.2 pp.136-7)

WOMAORA. From Society Islands

1822 May 20

Re appeal case against Eagar (Reel 6055; 4/1760 pp.81-81a)

WOMEN see also CONVICTS, Families; CONVICTS, Female; JONES, Mary (Midwife); MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY; MUSTERS; ORPHAN INSTITUTION, Female; PARRAMATTA, Female Factory; PARRAMATTA, Female Penitentiary; POPULATION; PROSTITUTION; SIMS, Jane (Midwife); SYDNEY, Female Penitentiary


1791 Apr

Wives and children not to be left in the Colony incapable of maintaining themselves (Reel 6039; SZ756 p.523)

1797 Aug 29

Government and General Order re issue of certificates to women from the Commissary similar to those issued to men (Reel 6037; ML Safe 1/18b)

1819 Mar 6

Proclamation re married women alienating dower (Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.513-4; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.281-2)

1821 Jan; 1822 Mar, Apr

Memorials for land grant as a single woman from Eliza Walsh (Fiche 3055; 4/1832 Nos.397A-J)

1822 Jun 3

Re Jane Sim's proposal to open school for females in Liverpool district (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.101a)

1824 Aug 26

Re policy not to allow women land grants (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.261)

WOMERSLEY, John. Per "Minerva", 1824

1824 Dec 6,11,15

On list of prisoners assigned; also listed as Walmsley (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.135)

WONES, Benjamin

1823 Feb 25, Apr 4

Member of crew of "Ceres", wrecked 28 Aug 1821 at the Friendly Isles. Re rescue of crew by the "St Michael" and relief of (Reel 6058, 4/1770 p.113; Reel 6010, 4/3508 pp.73-4)

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