Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Parr, William (Per "Fortune") (1822) to Parramatta, Female Penitentiary

1822 Jan 7

Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.80)

1822 Feb 25-Mar 27

Michael Maloney convicted by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of stealing Parr's tools from house of Sir John Jamison (Reel 6023; X820 p.35a)

1822 Mar 9

Recommended petition of Henry McKean, William Tyson and other convicts at the Prisoners' Barracks for permission to perform a play (Reel 6062; 4/1752 p.31b)

1822 Jun 17

About to leave Colony. Petition for mitigation of sentence for his servant John Kean, per "Earl St Vincent", 1818 (Fiche 3224; 4/1867 p.3)

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)


Re payment for locks supplied to the Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6021; 4/7079 pp.45a, 89)

1823 Feb 18

Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.141)

1823 Mar 14

Complaining of an attack made upon him by the printer of the Government Gazette (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.73). Reply, 18 Mar (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.476)

1823 Apr 2

Accused, together with L Halloran, of sending a threatening letter to R Howe; acquitted (Reel 6056; 4/1764 pp.81-2)

1823 Apr 14

Re acquittal (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.89)

1823 Apr 14-May 8

In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.91)

1823 Jul 8

On list of persons going surety for clearing gang bonds; surety for Samuel Terry (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.322)

1825 May 18

On board "Berwick" to England. Supervised selling of timber for merchant Simeon Lord (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.109)



Bench of Magistrates see PARRAMATTA, Magistrates


Cavan Castle see CAVAN CASTLE, Parramatta


Chief Constable at see OAKES, Francis; SHERWIN, William; THORN, John (Junior)


Commandant at see DURIE, Robert (Lieutenant); MURRAY, John (Captain); SMITH, Haddon (Captain)


Commissariat Stores see PARRAMATTA, Stores


Coroners see EYRE, John; RAYMOND, James


Dairy see PARRAMATTA, Government Dairy


Female Factory, contractors for see PAYTON, Isaac; WATKINS, William


Female Orphan School see ORPHAN INSTITUTION, Female


Government Factory see PARRAMATTA, Female Factory


Government House, Housekeeper at see MARTIN, Richard


Granary see PARRAMATTA, Stores


Hotels see under name of hotel or publican


Methodist Chapel see PARRAMATTA, Wesleyan Chapel, Macquarie Street


Orphan School see ORPHAN INSTITUTION, Female


Principal Overseer to public gangs see PEISLEY, John


Resident Magistrate see PARRAMATTA, Magistrates


Superintendent of Government Stock at see HASSALL, Rowland; JAMIESON, John; PALMER, George Thomas


Superintendent of Government Works at see AIRD, William; ROUSE, Richard


Turnpike gate see LACK, Robert


Watchhouse, Keeper of see RILEY, Philip


1800 Sep 28

Instructions re carrying on the public concerns at (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.31-2)

1802 Apr 10

Register of Arms for residents of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.87)

1804 Dec-1806 Jul

Returns of beer brewed at and issued (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.209-16)

1810 Feb 2

Copy of letter reporting the robbery of wheat from the new Stores at Parramatta Wharf (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.53)

1810 Jul

Governor's order re terms for continuance of licenses to proprietors of boat service between Parramatta and Sydney; schedule of charges for passengers and freight (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.52-4)

1810 Jul 17

Petition from residents of Parramatta and districts to R Durie for the erection of a public pound in the town (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.126-7)

1810 Sep 5

Re construction of pound at Parramatta and schedule of fees (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.166)

1811 Sep 28

Government order for the impounding of all pigs & goats found wandering in the streets, & the yoking of pigs sent out to feed on the common lands (Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.237-8; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.288-9; Reel 6043, 4/1726 pp.161-2)

1811 Oct 3

Ann Chapman, proprietor of the Parramatta passage boat for many years, applying for convict to assist her (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.280)


Address from inhabitants of Parramatta to Governor Macquarie, and his reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.274-5)

1812 Jul 3

Re survey of the enclosure and improvements made on a piece of garden ground, situated in George Street, Parramatta, sometime ago occupied by Captain Kemp of the 102nd Regiment (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.284). Reply, 4 Jul (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.389)

1812 Dec 26

Government Order re establishment of Public Weekly Market near Church of St John (Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.329-31; Reel 6043, 4/1727 pp.313-5; Reel 6042, 4/1725 pp.200-1 [part only])

1813 Jan 1

Address from inhabitants of to Governor Macquarie, and his reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.340-1)

1815 Jan 28

Payments from the Police Fund; Mr Alcock & William Baker for improvements to the streets in Parramatta, John Lacy for house & premises at Parramatta purchased from him for Government, & James Larra for estimated value of house taken down to make a new street in Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.31, 32)

1815 Apr 22

Norris, Kelly & Harvey paid from the Police Fund for repairing bridges at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.92)

1815 Aug 5

John Barker paid from the Police Fund for sinking a well for public use at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.122)

1815 Nov 4

John Norris, William Harvey and Thomas Kelly paid from the Police Fund for piers, buttresses and wall erected at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.151)

1816 Feb 10

Rowland Hassall paid from the Police Fund for fencing in one side of an allotment of land intended to erect barracks on in Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.178)

1816 Aug 2

Construction of new road to through Richmond and Castlereagh (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.77)

1817 Jan 1

Public buildings required to be erected in Parramatta (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.14-7)

1817 Nov 22

William Watkins paid from the Police Fund for building a new pier to Parramatta Bridge (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.410)

1818 Jan 24

Toll to be levied on new section of Great Western Road from Parramatta to Emu Ford (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.70-3)

1818 Aug 15

Richard Rouse, William Abbott and Joseph Barsden paid from the Police Fund for property or ground relinquished at Parramatta to Government (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.491)

1819 Feb 20, Jun 10

William Roberts & B Bensley paid from the Police Fund for fencing the new Government barrack at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.9, 56)

1819 Jun 10

C Johnston paid from the Police Fund for removing the Parramatta Pound (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.57)

1819 Aug 24

Mr W Smith paid from the Police Fund for farm at Parramatta transferred to Government, & for fencing new farm assigned to him (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.84)

1820 Feb 19

Government orders re preservation of streets of Sydney to apply to Parramatta, Windsor & Liverpool; animals at large or grazing on streets to be impounded & owners fined (Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.305-6; Reel 6049, 4/1744 pp.210-3)

1820 Apr 20

Seven pounds in district of Parramatta in addition to the town pound (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.305-6)

1820 Jun 12

Request for view of Parramatta similar to that made of Hobart (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.368-9)

1821 Jun 9

Muster of town and district of Parramatta taken with care but deficiency since 1819 not accounted for (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.377-8)

1822 Jul 18

Memorial from inhabitants and stockholders of Parramatta re common land on the Sydney road known as the Dog Traps (Reel 6055; 4/1761 pp.22a-c)

1822 Sep 20

Fair to be held (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.109)


General return of allotments in the town of Parramatta; with accompanying map (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 pp.1-19 & AO Map No.4907)

1823 Apr 5

John Oxley giving information re town allotments (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.78-81)

1823 May 7

Government Order re allotment of land in (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.164)

1824 Aug 23

Great part of town lands irregularly granted by Governor King to Governor Bligh, afterwards resumed by Government under proclamation by Governor Macquarie (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.130)

1825 Oct

Return of persons qualified to serve as jurors at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden at Parramatta or Liverpool (Reel 6062; 4/1782 pp.83a-84b)

1825 Nov

Return of persons liable to serve as jurors in Parramatta and adjacent districts (Reel 6062; 4/1782 pp.116a-c)


1824 Feb 28

Re temporary court in rented house (Reel 6060; 4/1776 p.50)

PARRAMATTA, Domain and Gardens

1810 Sep 22

Government Public Notice prohibiting timber-cutting in the Government Domain at Parramatta; no person to enter on any pretence whatever unless employed there as a labourer or under some other sufficient authority (Reel 6042, 4/1725 p.121; Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.95-6)

1815 Jan 28-1817 Nov 22

Payments from the Police Fund for fencing (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.33, 92, 177, 312, 410)

1815 Aug 19

No person to enter Government garden or domain without special permission; no animals to be allowed to feed in the domain (Reel 6045, 4/1733 pp.3-10; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.129-31)

1816 Feb 10, May 11; 1818 Feb 14

Payments from the Police Fund for taking up stumps in (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.179, 197, 441)

1818 Jun 15-1819 Apr 16

Particulars re exchange by William Smith of land adjoining Government Domain, Parramatta, for other land (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.235-52)

1820 May 20

Persons trespassing on Government Domain to be arrested, measure being intended to prevent destruction to trees (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.338-40)

PARRAMATTA, Female Factory see also DOUGLASS, Henry Grattan; FULLOON, Elizabeth; FULLOON, John; MEALMAKER, George; OAKES, Francis; REDDISH, Richard; TUCKWELL, William

PARRAMATTA, Female Factory

1809 May 4

Factory open to receive wool and flax for manufacture of woollen and linen cloth (Reel 6037; SZ993 p.45)

1810 May 9

Certificate from ex-Governor Bligh to J Harrex re his claim on Government for building the overseer's house at Parramatta Factory (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.295-296b)

1810 Jul 25, Aug 3

Granary being prepared for reception of female convicts to be employed in the Factory (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.313, 322)

1811 Mar 1

Letter to Robert Durie, Commandant at Parramatta, re confinement of women at the Factory (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.129-30)

1811 Mar 3

Women sentenced to work at were given sleeping accommodation in the local gaol (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.99)

1811 Aug 1

Charge of impropriety made against female prisoners at in connection with request for assigned servant (Reel 6043; 4/1726 pp.232-3)

1812 Aug 10

Terms submitted for scouring, milling and dyeing of cloth made at; all cloth manufactured at the Factory required for use of Government (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.275-6)

1813 Apr 6

Application for permission to remove prisoner from in order to marry her (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.356)

1814 Jan 8,15

Appointment of new Superintendent; punishment and assignment of female convicts (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.447, 449)

1815 Jun 23

List of female convicts disembarked from the "Northampton" to be employed at (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.103)

1815 Nov 4; 1816 Feb 10

William Evans paid from the Police Fund for erecting a barrack and workshop for female convicts at (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.152, 178)

1816 Aug 10

Messrs Norris and others paid from the Police Fund for repairs at (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.238)

1817 Jan 1

Factory and barracks required for female convicts (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.15)

1817 Feb 8

Daniel Cooper paid from the Police Fund for wine for use of (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.315)

1818 Apr 13

Tender, specification and contract for Factory building and barrack to be built for the Female Factory (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.124-31)

1818 Apr 14

Convict disembarked from "Batavia" assigned to at Parramatta (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.151)

1818 Sep 26

Female convicts disembarked from the "Maria" assigned to (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.91)

1818 Nov 25

Forty-six female convicts disembarked from the "Elizabeth" assigned to (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.175)

1819 Feb 20

Richard Wall paid from the Police Fund for leather supplied the Factory (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.11)

1819 Aug 24

Messrs Fuller and Marshall paid from the Police Fund for shingling and flooring (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.85)

1819 Sep 11

Rations for female convicts in the Parramatta Factory to be two-thirds of male ration, and for children of female convicts one-half of male ration (Reel 6048, 4/1743 pp.5-6; Reel 6038, SZ1044 p.102; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.398-9)

1819 Dec 21

Clothing sent to female prisoners at (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.323-5)

1820 Jan 27

Female convicts disembarked from the "Lord Wellington" assigned to (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.212)

1820 May 19

Receipt of instructions; women from the Factory not to be assigned as servants (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.23-4)

1820 Sep 22

Female convicts disembarked from the "Morley" assigned to (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.274)


Heavy postage charge made on prisoner, Judith Myers, for nine letters received in six months from her husband at the Derwent (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.64-5)

1821 Feb 15

Complaint of abuse by Superintendent of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.237-9)

1821 Mar 23

Advice sought re marriages of women employed in as resident magistrate who had power to release the women was absent (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.321-4, 328-8)

1821 Aug 5

Two additional constables required for (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.24-6)

1821 Aug 14,16

Re charges made to female prisoners for letters directed to them (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.228, 232)

1821 Oct 17

Requisition for capes for female prisoners in the Parramatta Factory (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.189)

1821 Oct 25

Re cloth to be made up by women at the Factory (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.435, 436)


Re disrespect shown to Dr H G Douglass by Mr Oakes, Superintendent of the Factory (Reel 6053; 4/1756 pp.40-1)


Correspondence of Francis Oakes and William Tuckwell, Superintendents of the Female Factory (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.159-81)


Complaints of women at the Factory (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.301)

1822 Jan 12

Re supply of wool to (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.275-6)

1822 Mar 18

List of slop clothing required (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.35)

1822 Mar 23

Francis Oakes, Superintendent. Payment for wool received (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.159)

1822 Apr 1

Applying for arrowroot for the children in the Factory (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.1)

1822 Apr 9

Applying for slops for Factory women (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.160-1)

1822 Apr 22

Orders to be drawn on Commissariat for payment for wool for the Factory (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.162)

1822 Apr 30

Explanation of use made of slops recently issued (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.163-4)

1822 May 14

Re payment for milk supplied to the Female Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.72)

1822 Jun 24

Re Dr Douglass' "complaining of insolent and unbecoming conduct" on the part of Oakes; Oakes seeking to vindicate himself (Reel 6054; 4/1757 pp.165-7)

1822 Jul 4

Oakes' letter of apology to Dr Douglass for having written to the Governor and the Colonial Secretary on the matter (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.168)

1822 Jul 8

Francis Oakes submitting his resignation as Superintendent (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.169)

1822 Jul 29

William Tuckwell appointed Superintendent on Oakes's resignation; applying for a copy of the printed Factory Rules (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.170)

1822 Jul 29

An inventory of all the articles belonging to the Government Factory at Parramatta, received from the former Superintendent, Francis Oakes (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.171)

1822 Aug 6

Supply of slop clothes ready for delivery (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.172)

1822 Aug 8

Tenders for flax requested from the Superintendent of the Female Factory (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.91)

1822 Aug 13

Re supply of stationery for (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.173)

1822 Aug 20

Re appointment of William Smith to take charge of weaving at the Factory (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.174)

1822 Sep 11

List of slop clothing received from H.M. Magazine, Sydney (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.175)

1822 Nov 22

List of clothing sent to Sydney; request for 1 cwt. of soap (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.179)

1823 Jan 18-Oct 10

Letters from the Superintendent (Reel 6057; 4/1768 pp.134-41)

1823 Jan 29

Re tenders for supply of bread (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.190-3)

1823 Apr 22

Re women not being allowed to have their children christened (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.92-94a)

1823 Jul 8

Re overseers' salaries (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.21)

1823 Jul 13

Re manufacturing of shoes (Reel 6057; 4/1767 p.69)

1823 Jul 28

Re committee to investigate (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.180)

1824 Jan 12

Water storage for (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.175)

1824 Mar 1

Copy of letter received re returns of wool and provisions supplied to and cloth received from (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.2, 4)

1824 Mar 9

Convicts landed from "Guildford" assigned to (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.458)

1824 Mar 18-Dec 7

Letters (Reel 6060; 4/1777 pp.236-42)

1824 May 14,19,20

Re appointment of Elizabeth Fulloon as Superintendent (Reel 6061, 4/1779 p.84; Reel 6039, 4/424 p.235; Reel 6013, 4/3511 p.270)

1824 Jun 14

Re the poor keeping of accounts at (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.45)

1824 Jul 17

Convicts landed from "Countess of Harcourt" assigned to (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.652)

1824 Nov 2

Inventory of Government property in the Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.125)


Memorial of Francis Oakes, former Superintendent of the Factory, requesting pension (Reel 6064; 4/1789 pp.106-106a)

1825 Jan 18

Re Captain Gillman (Reel 6069; 4/1816 p.27)

1825 Jan 25

Re supply of flour to the Female Factory (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.64)

1825 Feb

Convicts landed from "Asia" assigned to (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.490)

1825 Mar 21

Memorial of Elizabeth Fulloon, Superintendent of the Female Factory (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.164). Reply, 2 Apr (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.5)

1825 Sep 27, Dec 24

Correspondence of Elizabeth Fulloon, Superintendent (Reel 6069, 4/1816 p.413; Reel 6065, 4/1799 p.225)

1825 Oct 19

Re board set up to enquire into the state of (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.450)

1825 Nov 2

Return of Government property at the Factory (Reel 6062; 4/1783 pp.125-125c)

PARRAMATTA, Female Penitentiary

1824 Aug 23

Site of new building was part of land originally granted by Governor King to Governor Bligh, afterwards taken possession of by Government under proclamation by Governor Macquarie (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.130)

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