Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Mellowes to Meredith, George (Senior) (1822)

MELLOWES, John. Per "Calcutta", 1803

1813 Feb

On list of convicts to receive free and absolute pardons at the Derwent (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.205)

MELODY, Elizabeth. Of Parramatta; wife of Thomas Melody, per "Medina", 1823

1824 Jul 30

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.87)

MELODY, Thomas. Per "Medina", 1823

1824 Jul 6

Re permission to marry Elizabeth Nugent at Parramatta (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.599)

1824 Jul 30

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.87)

1825 Jul 27

Re his transportation to Moreton Bay; appears as John (Reel 6019; 4/3794 p.10)

MELSOM, Isaac (Per "Baring", 1815) see CRIBB, Isaac

MELTON, John (Per "Perseus", 1802) see MULTON, John

MELTON, Richard. Per "Mangles", 1824

1824 Nov 29

On return of convicts forwarded to Parramatta for distribution, landed from the "Mangles" and "Minerva"; to John Pye. Listed as Melverd (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.237b)

MELVILLE, District of

1824 Sep 23

Return of wheat and maize on hand in the Districts of Bathurst and Melville (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.291a)


1825 May 19

Return of constables in the Bathurst and Melville Districts (Fiche 3302; 4/7419.1 pp.3-4)


1822 May 15

Instructions from the Admiralty re the rendering of assistance to M Duperrez commander of the corvette "La Coquette", undertaking a voyage of scientific research (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.508-9)

MELVILLE, Alexander. Soldier at Newcastle

1810 Aug

Brought convict prisoner to Sydney and now returning to Newcastle (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.81)

1810 Aug 4

Sent in pursuit of escaped convicts and failed to return (Reel 6066; 4/1804 p.27)

1810 Oct 13

Rewarded for capturing runaways (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.108)

1810 Oct 26

Given piece of cedar as a reward and permitted to send it to Sydney (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.125)

MELVILLE, Edward alias MULVEY. Per "Lord Sidmouth", 1821

1822 Feb 25-Mar 27

Sentenced to death. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.43)

1822 Apr 11

A respite issued with slop clothing at Sydney Gaol (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.130)

1822 Apr 15

Tried in Sydney. Sentence commuted to transportation (Reel 6070; 4/1265 p.8)

1822 Apr 15

Warrant commuting death sentence (Reel 6070; 4/2129.1 p.39)

1822 Apr 15

Commutation warrant (Reel 6070; 4/7020 No.89)

1822 Apr 18

Re transport to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta"; appears as Mulrey (Reel 6009; 4/3505 pp.174-5)

1822 May 28

Re commutation of sentence (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.341)

1823 Mar 24

On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.396-7)

1823 Sep 26

On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.434-5)

MELVILLE, James. Per "Countess of Harcourt", 1824

1824 Jul 20

Failed to arrive at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1799 p.127)

1824 Jul 28

Re his not being forwarded to Bathurst as intended (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.85)


Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3250; 4/1874 p.156)

1825 Feb 23

Assigned to James Robertson (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.118)

1825 Mar 10

Re payment due to the Government for his services (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.581)


1815 Feb 11

Government & General Order re his appointment as a constable in Sydney; replacing John Leadbeater (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.38)

MELVILLE, Robert (Junior). Born in the Colony; of Sydney


Memorial (Fiche 3050; 4/1831 No.246)

1824 Sep 6

Memorial (Fiche 3100; 4/1838B No.633 pp.693-6)

MELVILLE, Thomas. Per "Surrey" (1)

1823 May 9

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.82)



1824 Aug 14

Re the military expedition to establish a settlement (Reel 6013, 4/3512 pp.238-42; Reel 6019, 4/3792 pp.1-5)

1825 Apr 21, Nov 21

Stock issued from the Government Herds for Melville Island (Reel 6033; X829 pp.45, 59)

1825 May

Return of the sick prisoners at Melville Island between 1 Nov 1824 and 30 Apr 1825 (Reel 6066; 4/1802 p.60)

1825 May

Return of the sick of a detachment of the 3rd Regiment stationed at Fort Dundas, Melville Island, from 1 Nov 1824 to 30 Apr 1825 (Reel 6066; 4/1802 p.63)

1825 May

Return of the sick of a detachment of Royal Marines stationed at Fort Dundas, Melville Island, from 1 Nov 1824 to 30 Apr 1825 (Reel 6066; 4/1802 p.65)

1825 May 19, Aug 27

Re state of the settlement and the detachment there, under Captain Maurice Barlow (Reel 6066; 4/1802 pp.39-54, 71-8)

1825 Nov 25

Re stock from Rooty Hill for (Reel 6031; 4/7028D p.246)

1825 Nov 25,28

Re prisoners and soldiers about to proceed to (Reel 6066; 4/1802 pp.89-95)

1825 Nov 28

List of convict volunteers for Melville Island forwarded by the "Phillip Dundas" (Reel 6066; 4/1802 p.95)

MELVILLE ISLAND, Overseer of the Botanical Garden at see RICHARDSON, John

MELVIN, Edward. Private, 48th Regiment

1817 Nov 22

On list of persons on board "Larkins" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.1-2)

MELVIN, James. Per "Earl St Vincent", 1820

1820 Aug 29

On list of convicts landed from the "Earl St Vincent" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.233)

MELVIN, Robert

1819 Nov 6

Evidence of in case of abduction against R L Murray (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.93-6)

MEMORY, John. Per "Hercules", 1825

1825 Sep 15

Convict servant of Mr and Mrs Ramsay. To be victualled from the Store at Sydney for six months (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.327)

MENDOZA, Abraham. Per "Morley", 1817

1817 Apr 18

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Morley" and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.117)


Servant to Henry Adcock; shoemaker. Petition for mitigation of sentence; as Mandosa (Fiche 3198; 4/1859 p.44)


1821 Sep 8

Street Gang. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.88)


1816 Nov 19

Juror at inquest on Timothy Griffin held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.253)

MENOUGE, Patrick (Per "Minerva", 1819) see MINOUGE, Patrick

MENSLOWE, John. Per "Duke of Portland", 1807

1811 Apr 5

Re permission to marry Elizabeth Palister at the Hawkesbury; appears as Minslow (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.148)

1813 Nov 6

Received certificate of freedom. To be struck off victualling list; appears as Muntzler (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.591)

1816 Jan 16

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816; listed as Minslow (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.28)

1816 Oct 18

Under sentence of the Criminal Court. Petition of his wife Margaret praying to be allowed to go with him, if transported (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.135-7)

1816 Nov 21

On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson"; listed as Minslow (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.293)

1818 Apr 25

Constable at Newcastle. Discovered Alexander Tompsey wounded (Reel 6066; 4/1806 p.120)

1819 Jul

Constable. On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle; for seizing rum and afterwards purloining the seizure (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.85)

1820 Jun 24

Bush Constable, Newcastle. Evidence at inquiry held at Newcastle into disappearance of Michael Browne (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.67-8)

1820 Sep 20

Evidence at inquest held at Newcastle on Peter Steel (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.669-70)

1823 c.Jul

On list of prisoners employed by John Palmer; in 1807-09. Listed as Mentzlow (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.182)

1823 Nov 13

Colonial sentence; prisoner at Newcastle. Request that details of his sentence be forwarded to Newcastle; listed as Mentzlar (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.112a)

1824 Feb 10

Nominated as advisory constable on Alexander Macleod's farm, Hunter River; listed as Minchloe (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.77)

MENSLOWE, Margaret. Wife of John Menslowe

1816 Oct 18

Petition praying to be allowed to go with her husband John, convicted by the Criminal Court, if transported (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.135-7)

1816 Nov 21

Permitted to accompany her husband to Newcastle (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.292)

MENTZ, Martin

1803 Jun 30

On list of all grants and leases registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office; listed as Mince (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.132)

1808 Jan

Signature to Proclamation (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.52)

1809 Mar 7

On list of claims against John Palmer as Commissary (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.52)

1809 Jun

Produce received from at the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 p.58)

1810 Dec 1,5

Signatory to address from settlers of the Hawkesbury to Governor Macquarie; and Macquarie's reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.128-30)

1812 Dec 4

Juror at inquest on Lawrence Christianson held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.87)

1813 Jul 31

Inquest on body of held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.455-60)

1813 Aug 7

Of Clarence Street. On list of persons holding licences for sale of wine and spirituous liquors (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.405-7)

MENZIE, Charles Harrison


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.64)

MENZIES, Charles A F N. Lieutenant, Royal Marines

1804 Mar 8

Appointed to serve on Court Martial (Reel 6037; SZ992 p.28)

1804 Mar 18

Appointed to command and superintendent the settlement at Coal River (Reel 6037; SZ992 p.29)

1804 Mar 24

Appointed magistrate for Newcastle, County of Northumberland (Reel 6037; SZ992 p.36)

1804 Jul 16

Given leave to return to Sydney on private business (Reel 6037; SZ992 p.80)

1804 Aug 12

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.152-3)


1818 Jan 31

Transferred from carpenter's gang, Sydney, to the Derwent (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.224)

MENZIES, William. Per "Fame", 1817

1822 Jan 10

Cabinet maker. Testimony of re charges against Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.255)


On lists of prisoners applying for emancipation (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.21)

1825 Mar 9-11

Servant of John Williams of Sydney; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.2 pp.186-9)

1825 May 19

Warrant on the Colonial Treasurer for alteration made in the Sydney Public School Room (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.22)


1822 Jan

Signatory to address from prisoners in Hyde Park Barracks expressing concern at the charges proceeding against Major Druitt and the hope that his innocence would be proved (Fiche 3048; 4/1830 No.183)

MERCER, James A. Surgeon Superintendent, "Asia" and "Albion"

1822 Aug 7

Granted permission to return to England (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.154)

1823 Nov 25

Re landing of persons from "Albion" and his return to England (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.635)

1825 Mar 23

Certificate for the Naval Commissioners re the arrival of the convict ship "Asia" (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.6)

1825 May 9

Signature in recommendation of Thomas William Middleton's memorial re retaining the situation of Inspector of Cattle (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.48b)



1802 Apr 10

Particulars of arms in possession of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.94)

MERCHANT, John. Per "St Michael", 1820

1820 Jun 12

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

1820 Oct 31

Prisoner arrived from Calcutta per "St Michael" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.400)

1820 Nov 13

Convict transported from India per "St Michael" (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.265)

1824 Dec 7

Of Mr Throsby's clearing party. On return of convicts tried and punished at Liverpool (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.38)


MERCHANTS (leading ones only) see ASPINALL, Richard; ASPINALL, BROWNE & CO; ATKINSON, John; AUSTRALIAN COMPANY; BERRY, Alexander; BERRY & WOLLSTONECRAFT; BEVAN, David; BINGLE, John; BIRNIE, James; BOSTOCK & MCQUEEN; BROOKS, Richard; BROWNE, Warham Jemmett; BROWNE, William; CAMPBELL, Robert (Senior); CAMPBELL, Robert (Junior); CAMPBELL & CO; CHISHOLM, James (Senior); COOPER, Daniel; COOPER, Robert; DE MESTRE, Prosper; DILLON, Robert Coram; FORBES, Francis Ewin; HOOK, Charles; ICELY, Thomas; ICELY & HINDSON; JACOB, Vickers; JAMES, T H & COMPANY; JAMES, Thomas Horton; JENKINS, Robert; JONES, Richard; JONES & RILEY; JONES, RILEY & WALKER; KABLE, Henry; KABLE & UNDERWOOD; KELLY, Richard; KEMP, Anthony Fenn; LACHLAN AND WATERLOO MILL COMPANY; LARRA, James; LAURIE, John; LEVERTON, William; LEVEY, Barnett; LEVEY, Solomon; LORD, Edward; LORD, Simeon; LORD & WILLIAMS; MACARTHUR, John; MCQUEEN, John; MACVITIE, Thomas; MANSEL, William Hobart; MARR, Henry; MATHEW, Daniel Dering; MAZIERE, David; MUDIE, James; PEACOCK, John Jenkins; RAINE, John; RAINE, Thomas; RAINE & RAMSAY; RAMSAY, David; REIBEY, Mary; RILEY, Alexander; RILEY, Edward; RILEY & WALKER; SHOPS AND SHOPKEEPERS; SHORTT, Francis; SPARK, Alexander Brodie; STREET, Thomas; SYDNEY AND VAN DIEMEN'S LAND PACKET COMPANY; SYDNEY, Merchants of; TERRY, Samuel; TOMPSON, Charles; UNDERWOOD, James; UNDERWOOD, Joseph; WALKER, Thomas; WALKER, William; WILLIAMS, Francis; WILLIAMS, George; WINDER, Thomas White Melville; WISEMAN, Solomon; WOLLSTONECRAFT, Edward


1812 Mar 17

At island of Bolabala, Society Islands (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.206)


1823 c.Jul

On list of prisoners employed by John Palmer; in 1804-10 (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.182)

MEREDITH, Elizabeth. Per "Aeolus", 1809

1820 Jan

Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3203; 4/1861 pp.29-30)

MEREDITH, Elizabeth alias HARE. Per "Experiment", 1804

1810 Jun 9

Granted certificate of freedom (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.52)

MEREDITH, Frederick. Seaman, "Sirius", 1788

1793 May 28; 1794 Nov 11

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 pp.14-5, 30-1)

1804 Apr 7

Subscribed to the rules and orders of the Sydney Loyal Association (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.192)

1810 Jan 20

Member of Loyal Association, Sydney. Memorial for confirmation of grant (Fiche 3007; 4/1822 p.218)

1810 Jun 4

Member of Loyal Sydney Volunteer Association (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.12)

1810 Dec 29

Appointed a constable in Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.151-2)

1811 Aug 24

Discharged as a constable at Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.226)

1820 Aug 15

Countersigned printed copy of Proclamation on the accession of King George IV; at Liverpool on 7 Aug (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.167)

1823 Apr 16

To be constable on the Liverpool Road (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.162)

1825 May 28

Road constable at Liverpool; came free. On return of constables in Liverpool and adjoining districts (Fiche 3302; 4/7419.1 p.14)

MEREDITH, Frederick (Junior). Born in the Colony; of Liverpool

1818 Sep 10

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.46)

1822 May 23

Appointed constable at Liverpool (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.60)

1823 Mar 11,17

Nominated to act as the Chief Constable at Liverpool (Reel 6058; 4/1769 pp.4, 7)

1824 Jan 21

Resigned (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.217-8)

MEREDITH, George (Junior)


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 pp.63, 66)

MEREDITH, George (Senior). Of Hobart Town


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 pp.63, 66)

1822 Jan 24

Re collision in grant with Mr Talbot (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.218-21)

1822 Feb 26

Re resolved case of Talbot v Meredith (Reel 6016; 4/5781 pp.221-3)

1822 May 16

Re dispute with Mr Talbot (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.293)

1822 Jul 29

Re land grant at Swan Port, Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.110)

1822 Sep 30-Dec 14

Re protest at survey of land grant at Great Swan Port (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.278-302)

1822 Nov 27

Re his appeal against a decision made in the measurement of his and Mr Talbot's land grants (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.482)

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