Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Porch to Porter, George (1819)

PORCH, Thomas (Per "Hebe", 1820) see POOCH, Thomas




1819 Sep 2

Tender of John Gandell for supply of 15 tons of salt pork to Commissariat Department (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.403-4)

1819 Dec 7

50 barrels of Irish salt pork and 39 tierces of beef offered to stores (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.317-9)

1819 Dec 9

Tender of W Kermode for salt pork considered too high (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.315-6)

1820 Sep 28

400 barrels of Irish salted pork and 10 tons of Society Islands pork tendered by E Eagar; 35,000 pounds of salt pork from Otaheite tendered by R Campbell (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.176-8)

1820 Oct 25-1821 May 24

Abstracts of store receipts for pork etc paid, from 25 Oct to 24 Nov 1820 & 25 Dec 1820 to 24 May 1821 (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.136-86)

1820 Nov 29

Regular ration for salt pork was four pounds per man per day, but victualling warrant for the military orders seven pounds of meat, fresh or salt, per man per week (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.263-5)

1820 Dec 24

Abstract of store receipts for pork etc paid, from 25 Nov to 24 Dec 1820 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.354-8)

1820 Dec 26

Soldiers stationed at Newcastle to receive the same rations of salt pork, seven pounds per man per week, as soldiers in Sydney (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.295-8)

1821 Oct 2

"Mermaid" to touch at Tahiti to trade for pork (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.66-70)

1821 Oct 10

Extra half pound of flour to be issued to prisoners in barracks when meat ration was Otaheitian pork (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.188)

1823 Jan 18

Supply of from Tonga (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.213)

1824 Mar 15

Experiment re weight of boiled Colonial and Irish pork (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.529-30)

1824 Mar 22

Comparison of Colonial and Irish mess pork at Hyde Park Barracks (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.29-30c, 104-105d)


PORLEY, Martin

1823 Apr 5

On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 p.9)


1802 May 12

Provisioning of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.98)

1803 May 7

Re payment to artificers for the caulking of (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.11)

1803 May 31

Re supply of provisions for (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.16-7)

1808 Aug 31

Orders from Bligh that officers were to occupy their respective stations (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.26a-27a)

1808 Sep 2-20

Correspondence between Lieutenant Governor Foveaux & Captain Kent re Captain Bligh's retention of command of and proposed return to England (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.29a-31a, 37a-43a)

1810 Mar 24

Application by members of crew for Governor's permission to purchase spirits (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.245)

1810 Mar 24

To Gunner, Boatswain, Carpenter and Midshipmen transmitting permit to buy spirits (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.142)

"PORPOISE", First Lieutenant of see KENT, William George Carlile

"PORPOISE", Master of see PORTEOUS, John; SCOTT, William

"PORPOISE", Surgeon on see MACMILLAN, John



Chaplain at see YOUL, John (Revd)


Commandant at see BALFOUR, William (Colonel); BRABYN, John (Captain); CAMERON, Charles (Lieutenant Colonel); CIMITIERE, Gilbert (Lieutenant Colonel); GORDON, George Alexander (Major); MACKENZIE, John (Major); RITCHIE, John (Captain); STEWART, James (Major)


Deputy Judge Advocate at see KENNY, William (Captain)


Harbour Master at see THOMAS, John


Inspector of Public Works at see LEITH, William Elliott; VANDERMEULEN, Charles J (Lieutenant)


Naval Officer at see LYTTLETON, William Thomas; THOMPSON, Lieutenant; VANDERMEULEN, Charles J (Lieutenant)


Schoolmaster at see MCQUEEN, Thomas


Storekeeper at see DRY, Richard; RILEY, Alexander; WILLIAMS, George


Superintendent at see HOWARD, John


Superintendent of Convicts and Chief Constable see HOWARD, Thomas


Superintendent of Government Stock see HILL, James; MASSEY, Thomas (Senior); MILLS, Peter Bernard French; ROSE, David


Surgeon at see ESPIE, Robert; MOUNTGARRETT, Jacob Hackett; OWEN, Robert W; PRIEST, Richard Rowland; SMITH, John



1803 Jun 24

Instructions re establishment of settlement (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.9-10)

1804 Sep 17

Transfer of settlers to from Norfolk Island (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.17-8)

1804 Sep 24

Re limits of counties and establishment of settlement (Reel 6037; SZ992 pp.109-11)

1806 Jul

Hire of "Sophia" for conveyance of military and convicts to (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.108-10)

1807 Dec 9; 1812 Mar 13

Description of Port Dalrymple and surrounding country (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.5-9, 46-8)


Letters from J Finucane to Captain Brabyn, Apr-Oct 1809, and from Brabyn to W Paterson, Feb 1809, concerning matters of administration (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.39a-44a, 46a-49a, 62a, 74a-75a)

1809 Jan 25

Harbour Master to be given assistance of soldiers stationed at Point Clarance whenever necessary (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.50a)

1811 Dec 14

Address by inhabitants of Port Dalrymple to Governor Macquarie and his reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.265-6)

1812 Jan 11

Governor Macquarie's observation on his visit there in 1811 (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.258-9)

1812 Jan 31

To Alexander Riley re grant and removal of settlement from Launceston to York Cove (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.175)

1812 Feb 13

Appointment of George Williams as Deputy Commissary (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.1-5)

1812 Feb 20

Simeon Lord given permission to work an iron mine at Port Dalrymple for twelve months (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.55-6). Reply, 21 Feb (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.110)

1812 May 25

To become a dependency of Hobart (Reel 6038, SZ758 pp.296-7; Reel 6039, 4/426 pp.68-9)

1812 Jun 25

List of persons residing in the settlement of Port Dalrymple to whom the Governor had promised grants of land there in 1812 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 pp.12-3)

1813 Jan 16

Invoice of provisions shipped to Port Dalrymple from Norfolk Island per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6020; 4/6977A p.19)

1813 Jul 15

Invoice of stores shipped from Norfolk Island to Port Dalrymple per "Minstrel" (Reel 6020; 4/6977A p.21)

1817 Mar 17

List of sundry stores etc required for use of the settlement (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.63-4)

1817 Mar 21-22

Articles for use of settlement shipped per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.175-80)

1818 Sep 22-1819 Feb 23

Persons granted land at (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.52, 54, 55, 67-68, 70, 84-5, 313, 337)


Statement of the number of settlers who came to the colony free with land in cultivation and stock; also of prisoners now free (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.200b-d)

1820 Sep 26

Request that company at Port Dalrymple be relieved on account of lack of discipline (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.56)


1816 Jan 29

Re discovery of; includes sketch maps (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.59-65)

1816 May 27

Re privileges to be granted to Thomas Birch for discovery of Port Davey (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.499-500)

1816 Jun 1

Re discovery of Port Davey and granting of trading privileges (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.207-9)




Acting Engineer at see CARMAC, G R; WILSON, William


Assistant Pilot at see SEABROOK, Henry


Chaplain at see HASSALL, Thomas (Revd)


Commandant at see ALLMAN, Francis; CARMAC, G R; GILLMAN, Henry; ROLLAND, John


Gaoler at see BODENHAM, Francis


Overseer of Convicts at see HILLIS, John


Overseer of Government Stock at see HAWKINS, John


Pilot and Harbour Master at see NEAVE, Richard


Prisoners transported to: Entries for lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie can be found under the names of the ships concerned: "ELIZABETH HENRIETTA"; "LADY NELSON"; "MERMAID"; "NEWCASTLE"; "PRINCE REGENT"; "SALLY"


Shipwright at see COCKBURN, Thomas


Storekeeper at see SMITH, Gilbert


Superintendent of Agriculture at see JOHNSTON, William; PARKER, William S


Superintendent of Convicts at see PARTRIDGE, Stephen


Superintendent of Sugar Plantation see SCOTT, Thomas Alison


Surgeon at see COOKE, George; FENTON, Abraham; MORAN, Francis



Named by John Oxley (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.50f [viii])

1819 May 20

A few general remarks on Port Macquarie and its vicinity by Allan Cunningham (Reel 6034; SZ8 p.9)

1819 Jun 12,17

Re discovery and survey of Port Macquarie by John Oxley (Reel 6038; SZ1044 pp.61-6)

1820 Nov 23

Report to be made on suitability of Port Macquarie for convict settlement (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.75-90)


Re supply of coal to from His Majesty's Dock Yard (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.131)

1821 Mar 3-1822 Nov 1

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 22 Aug 1819 & 27 Dec 1823; for the public service (Reel 6031; 4/7028B pp.17, 18, 19)

1821 Mar 9

Supply of provisions for establishing a settlement at Port Macquarie (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.156)

1821 Mar 14

Best-behaved convicts to be sent to Port Macquarie as artificers & labourers to carry out public works in new penal settlement with promise of ticket of leave or pardon after 18 months if satisfactory (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.282-5)

1821 Mar 16

Instructions for the guidance & Government of Captain Francis Allman proceeding as commandant of the new settlement of Port Macquarie (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.286-316)

1821 May 31

Re entrance to the harbour (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.67)

1821 Jul 17

Details of settlement at Port Macquarie (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.372-3)

1821 Dec 17

Request for two women servants (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.147-9)

1822 Apr 1-1823 Apr 9

Return of convicts sentenced to Port Macquarie from Emu Plains (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.138-41)

1823 May

Information re the condition of sheep to be sent to Port Macquarie in Major Druitt's reply to Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department, May 1823 (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.356-7)

1823 Dec 31

Returns of timber shipped (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.161, 213)

1824 Mar 1

Re return of provisions supplied to (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.5)

1824 Jun 14

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


Return of agricultural produce and stock (Fiche 3300; X54)

1825 Mar 10

Petition from prisoners at Port Macquarie under the sentence of life seeking a limitation of the period of sentence (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.74)

1825 Sep 6

Re convicts serving sentences at (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.275)


1823 Jun 25

On list receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.22, 62)

1825 Jun 30

Order on the Colonial Treasurer for advance to Mr Gregory, assistant in the Hospital at Port Macquarie (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.34)




Report of survey made by Mr Harris, Deputy Surveyor (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.174)

1803 Jan 20-Feb 26

Exploration of Port Phillip by parties from "Cumberland" (Fiche 3272; SZ994 pp.33-71)

1812 Mar 13

Considered unsuitable for settlement in 1803 (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.12-3)

PORT PHILLIP, Telegraph Station

1821 Nov 30

James William Smith master of telegraph station at South Head, James Stewart at Port Phillip (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.177-8)



1812 Jan 11

Governor Macquarie's observations on his visit there in 1811 (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.260)

1818 Nov 1

Oxley describing conditions of (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.50e, 50f)

1823 Jul 14

Due to disputes between rival cedar parties at Port Stephens etc, Lord wished to withdraw on condition he would be allowed to explore the northern coast (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.33)

1824 Feb 7

Eleven persons belonging to Simeon Lord's cedar party at Port Stephens apprehended at Newcastle for being at large contrary to his bonds (Reel 6067; 4/1810 pp.35-6)

PORTEOUS, John. Master, "Porpoise"

1809 Jan 20,25

Letters from Captain Bligh directing him to place himself under his [Bligh's] command, and expressing displeasure at his accepting Lieutenant Colonel Paterson's instructions (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.6, 10)

1809 Jan 24,27,30

Letters from Lieutenant Governor Paterson, instructing him to proceed to Norfolk Island to evacuate the inhabitants; referring to Captain Bligh's attempt to retain control of navy (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.5, 7, 9)

1809 Jan 25-30

Copies of letters to Lieutenant Colonel Paterson referring to conflicting orders received; considered himself bound to obey Captain Bligh as his superior naval officer, ultimately would submit to Paterson's authority (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.6, 7, 9)

1809 Jan 30

Copy of letter to Captain Bligh pointing out contradictions in Bligh's communications, but affirming intention to obey his orders (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.9)

1809 Jan 30

Was prevented by Captain Bligh from carrying out Lieutenant Governor Paterson's orders to employ H.M.S. "Porpoise" in the evacuation of the inhabitants remaining at Norfolk Island (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.12)

1809 Feb 21

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.168)

1810 Jan 20, Apr 25

Memorial returning land grant (Fiche 3008; 4/1822 No.264)

1810 Feb 9

Demand for gunners' and boatswains' stores refused (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.69)

1810 Mar 5

Selected by Captain Bligh as member of Criminal Court (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.213)

1810 Apr 13

Seeking rectification of mistaken charge for duty on cask of spirits allowed him by the Governor (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.283)

1810 Apr 26

Re refusal to renew grant made by Paterson (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.15)

1810 May 10

Asking for an official receipt for transfer of "Lady Nelson" to the Colonial Service to enable him to pass his account with the Navy Board (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.297). Reply, 11 May (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.28)


1807 Jul 9

On statement of capital advanced by Gregory Blaxland in his concerns from 27 Dec 1806 to 24 Nov 1807; for sheep (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.192)

PORTER, Benjamin. Per "Duke of Portland", 1807

1810 Sep 13

Miner. Sent to join working gang at Coal River (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.86)

1811 Feb 9

Miner at Newcastle. In hospital at Sydney; needed at Newcastle (Reel 6066; 4/1804 pp.61, 63)

1811 Feb 16

Miner at Newcastle. Under medical care in Sydney (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.165)

1811 Feb 20

Returning to Newcastle per "Governor Hunter" (Reel 6003; 4/3490A p.168)

1811 Mar 29

Apprehended in Sydney & returning to Newcastle per "Estramina" (Reel 6003; 4/3490A pp.173-4)

1811 Apr 6

Prisoner at Newcastle. Complained of cruel treatment (Reel 6066; 4/1804 pp.66, 68)

1813 Mar 22

On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per "Estramina" (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.211)

1815 Apr

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.43)

1821 Oct 16

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.407)

1823 Oct 18

Convict runaway from Windsor. Details of previous movements of (Reel 6017; 4/5783 pp.487-8)

1823 Oct 31

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.87, 448-9)

1824 Mar 1

Runaway from Wallis Plains (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.184)

1824 Dec 10

Runaway from Port Macquarie; sentenced to Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.103)

1824 Dec 21

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

PORTER, Daniel. Per "Mangles"

1825 Aug 19

Convict servant of Alexander Warren. To be victualled from the Stores at Newcastle for six months (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.167)

PORTER, Elizabeth

1823 May 6

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.243)

PORTER, Elizabeth Ann Wilson (Per "Wanstead", 1814) see POTTER, Elizabeth Ann Wilson

PORTER, George


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 pp.70, 72)


On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the District of Glenarchy (Fiche 3270; X19 p.20)

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