Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Roads (1817) to Roberts, H

1817 Jun 14

Public notice re repair of roads after heavy rains (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.355-7; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.219-20)

1817 Aug 11

Points on maintenance of roads, streets and bridges to be submitted to the Bench of Magistrates (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.189-91)

1817 Aug 30

General Order recommending persons trading between Sydney and Parramatta in daylight hours and instituting patrols at night (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.381)

1818 Jan 10

Notice re closure of bridge over Duck River on Parramatta Road for repairs (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.423-4)

1818 Sep 12

Expenditure on roads (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.289-93)

1818 Oct 9

General order re meeting of magistrates to discuss measures for construction and repair of by-roads (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.511-2)

1818 Oct 20

Answers to questions on pounds, trespass, enclosure of lands and repair of roads, issued at direction of Governor Macquarie (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.1-27)

1818 Nov 28,30

To prevent damage to roads, ordered that no vehicles to be licensed except such as had four wheels with rims & tyres of prescribed width (Reel 6047, 4/1741 pp.122-5; Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.521-2, 532-4)

1819 Jan 13

Cattle given from the Government Herds for carting of stores to Bathurst and for labour on public roads (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.38)

1819 Jun 18

New road from Brickfields to Parramatta Road contracted for Government traffic only; other traffic prohibited (Reel 6039, SZ756 p.223; Reel 6038, SZ1044 pp.67-8; Reel 6048, 4/1742 pp.323-4)

1819 Aug 12

Bridges on Richmond road out of repair and road almost impassable (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.407-8)

1819 Sep

Correspondence of Macquarie and Charles Throsby re making a road into the newly discovered country west of the Cowpastures (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.229-65)

1819 Sep 21

Cart road being constructed in country discovered by Charles Throsby to the south west of the Cowpastures to Bathurst (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.15-8)

1819 Sep 21

Men employed in making road in new country discovered in County of Camden to be victualled from Liverpool Stores (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.19-22)

1819 Oct 16

Order re width of tyres for vehicles for preservation of roads suspended owing to unavailability of iron (Reel 6048; 4/1743 pp.105-6)

1820 Feb 19

Government Orders of 11 Aug 1810 & 6 Nov 1813 re preservation of streets of Sydney to apply to Parramatta, Windsor & Liverpool (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.210-3)

1820 Mar 18

Re charge for bridges on Seven Hills road leading from Windsor to the Richmond Road built by William Roberts (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.207-9)

1820 Apr 3

Possibility of safe road to Jervis Bay through country discovered by C Throsby southward and westward of Cow Pastures to be explored (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.220-3)

1820 Apr 9

Confirmation of opinion of possibility of good road from country newly discovered southward and westward from Cow Pastures to Jervis Bay (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.236-9)

1820 May 26-Jun 3

Money paid to widow of William Roberts, balance due for construction of roads & bridges (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.342-9, 358)

1820 Sep 30

Contract for construction of roads by William Roberts to be sent to the Commission of Enquiry (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.350-1)

1820 Nov 12

Road being made from Newcastle would be thoroughfare for cattle sent to Sydney (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.239-41)

1821 Feb 3

Completion of road over Cookbundoon Range into the country newly discovered (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.1-7)

1821 Feb 26

Appreciation of zeal in completing road from Stone Quarry Creek to Cookbundoon Range (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.273-4)

1821 Mar 3

Suggested that more roads needed to ensure satisfactory communication (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.306-9)

1821 Aug 5

List of roads and bridges completed by Engineer's Department (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.407-10)

1821 Oct 6

Remuneration given to Mary Bracker, James Vincent, James Andrews and Edward Armfield for land to complete Windsor streets (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.71-6)

1822 Feb 12

Re current state of (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.41)

1823 Apr 18

Re contract to build road from Richmond into the Great Western Road at Prospect (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.164-5)

1823 May 15

Re failure of Richmond Road contract (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.309)

1823 Sep 26

Exploration to be made for likely route of better road to the Hunter River settlements (Reel 6068; 4/1814 p.92)

1823 Oct 18

Construction and repair needed in the districts of Appin and Illawarra (Reel 6058; 4/1769 p.112)

1823 Nov 4

Instructions given and report made on survey of Bell's track from ford over Hawkesbury near Richmond to Cox's River (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.91-2, 94, 109-12)

1824 Jan 27, Feb 28

Re proposed road from the river to the township of Richmond (Reel 6061; 4/1778 pp.201-201f)

1824 May 10-15

John Oxley, Surveyor General, asking that regulations be framed for his guidance in laying out and marking roads in order to protect public and private interests (Reel 6068; 4/1814 pp.120-2)

ROADS, Superintendent of Public see ALCOCK, William Henry


ROAN, Andrew. Per "Isabella", 1822

1824 Mar 26, Jul 27

On list of prisoners assigned; also listed as Rowan (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D pp.107, 108)

1825 Nov 16

On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Fiche 3298; X727 p.13)

ROAN, John. Per "Canada", 1815

1815 Aug 15

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Canada" and "Francis and Eliza" & forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.141)

1821 Jan 5

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.15)

1823 Aug 26

Escaped from Sydney Gaol and retaken (Reel 6059; 4/1772 pp.93a-b)

1824 Jan 19-Feb 19

To be transported for 14 years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.121)

1824 Feb 19

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson"; listed as Rowan (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.113, 466-7)

ROAN, John. Per "Three Bees", 1814

1822 Nov 25

Servant of John Masterson of Airds from Jun 1817; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.215-6)

1823 Jan 22

On list of persons who obtained tickets of leave during the last week; listed as per "Tyne" (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.124)

1825 Nov

To be granted a conditional pardon (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 pp.49, 75)

ROANE, Robert (Per "Earl St Vincent", 1820) see ROWEN, Robert


1819 Jul 29

Male Indian servant of William Browne embarked on "Mary" for return to Calcutta following ill-treatment (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.226)

ROBB, John

1822 Jul 22

On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.21)

ROBB, John. Per "Coromandel", 1804; of Wilberforce

1820 Jun 30

Memorial (Fiche 3029; 4/1825A No.649 pp.505-6)

1822 Aug 9

Of Freemans Reach. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.28)


1820 Jul 25

Commissariat notes stolen from the Stores at Windsor (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.113-4, 118-20)

1821 Dec 20

Robbery of hospital stores by convicts on "Minerva" (Reel 6052; 4/1751 p.154)


ROBBINS, Charles (Lieutenant). Master, "Integrity"

1802 Dec 8-14

Went on board French vessels "Le Geographe" and "Le Naturaliste" at Elephant Island (Fiche 3272; SZ994 pp.4-7)

1803 Jan 23-Feb 26

Exploration at Port Phillip (Fiche 3272; SZ994 pp.36-71)

1804 Nov 28

Report on voyage to ascertain if any harbour existed between Circular Head and Hunters Island on the west coast of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6071; 4/6576 pp.29-36)

1805 May 16-8

Took charge of captured Spanish ship & brought her to Sydney (Reel 6020; 4/1093.1 pp.120, 125-6)

1805 Jun 23

Former commander of "Buffalo". Instructions to Acting Lieutenant Charles Robbins commanding the "Integrity" re mission to the Governor of Chile under the flag of truce (Fiche 3312; 5/3822.6A pp.21-3)

1812 Mar 13

Visited Western Port in 1804-5 (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.41-2)

ROBBS, James. Private, New South Wales Corps

1797 May 1

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.88)

ROBERIA, William. Sailor, "Phatisalam"

1822 Jan 14

On list of part of the crew of the "Phatisalam" provided for by Captain Dillon from their arrival at Port Dalrymple until sent to India or otherwise disposed of (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.131)

1822 c.Jan

Departed from Port Jackson per "Jane" (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.155)

1822 Apr 13

On statement of the time that Peter Dillon, master of the "Phatisalam", was entitled to subsistence for his shipwrecked sailors (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.165)


1820 Feb 10

Chief officers of seeking transfer with officers of "Castle Forbes" (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.206)


1807 Apr 6

On statement of capital advanced by Gregory Blaxland in his concerns from 27 Dec 1806 to 24 Nov 1807; for a blacksmith's bill (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.189)


1811 May 25, Jun 1,3

Purchased goods at auctions by John Howe at Windsor; sold for William Gaudry & Henry Kable (Reel 6040; ML C197 pp.25, 27)


1822 Feb 4

William Roberts permitted to proceed with cattle and servants through the Cowpastures to Mrs Roberts' farm near Wingecarribee River (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.388)

ROBERTS, Mrs. Of Pitt Street

1822 Apr 18

Her brother Thomas Long admitted to the Male Orphan Institution (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.7-8)

ROBERTS, Alexander. Per "Countess of Harcourt", 1824

1824 Oct 29

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.108)

1824 Nov 5

To take charge of the grazing run of Thomas Rice (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.695)

ROBERTS, Anne. Per "Northampton", 1815

1815 Jun 19

On list of persons on board "Northampton" (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.158)

ROBERTS, Charles Harry. Ensign, later Lieutenant, 48th Regiment

1818 Nov 26, Dec 1

On list of persons proceeding to the Derwent per "Prince Leopold" (Reel 6006; 4/3499 pp.181, 189)

1820 Sep 20

Oath of Allegiance; at George Town, Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3304; 4/1712A pp.20-1)


Testifying to character of Israel Chapman (Fiche 3219; 4/1865 p.125)

1822 Feb 25-May 9

Sitting on Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 pp.45-9)

1822 Feb 27

Testified before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.134)

1823 Apr 20

Recommending George F Jackson, a prisoner at Port Macquarie (Fiche 3248; 4/1874 p.112)

1824 Sep 6

Signatory to memorial from military officers requesting remuneration for sitting on a jury at the Supreme Court (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.264)

ROBERTS, Charles. Came free per "Westmoreland", 1821; settler

1824 Sep 13

Memorial (Fiche 3107; 4/1839A No.828 pp.401-4)

ROBERTS, Daniel. Per "Atlas", 1816

1821 Feb 9

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.96)

1822 Nov 26,27

Permitted to proceed to Hobart per "Elizabeth Henrietta"; to work his passage (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.471, 487)

ROBERTS, David. Deputy Superintendent, Grose Farm

1820 Sep 4

Instructions from Major George Druitt re general management of Grose Farm Barracks (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.2-4)

1821 Sep 8

Employed at Grose Farm. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.109)



His ear had been bitten off by Robert Stewart (Fiche 3294; 5/3821.7A p.42)


1822 Jan, Jun

Former clerk, Carter's Barracks. Referred to in papers and evidence, and testified before the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1754 pp.27, 39, 44, 55-6 & 4/1755 p.272)

1822 Jan 14

Signatory to statement claiming that Dr Bowman had encouraged Charles Ellis to bring charges against Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.357)

1822 Jan 14

Signatory to statement claiming that John Booth had spoken indecently against Major Druitt (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.355)

1823 May

Referred to in Major Druitt's reply to the Board of Enquiry into the Engineer Department (Reel 6053; 4/1755 pp.437-8)

ROBERTS, David. Mariner, "John Bull"; husband of Mary Roberts, per "Lord Wellington", 1820

1823 Sep 24

Found his wife Mary living in adultery with Lincon Bill; urging their apprehension for criminal matters (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.146)

ROBERTS, David (Per "Atlas", 1816) see ROBERTS, John

ROBERTS, David. Per "Fortune", 1806; of Windsor

1811 Feb 16,18

Purchased goods at an auction by John Howe at Windsor; sold for executors to the estate of the late Andrew Thompson (Reel 6040; ML C197 pp.14,16-7)

1813 Jul 24

On list of persons indebted for stock issued from the Government Herds between 1 Apr 1810 & 24 Jul 1813 (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.155)

1822 Apr 15, May

On lists of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government Herds & Flocks (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.118a, 120)

ROBERTS, Elizabeth alias PARKS. Wife of John Roberts of Sydney Road

1824 Oct 23

Ordered to the Factory. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.57)

ROBERTS, Elizabeth. Per "Francis and Eliza", 1815 as Elizabeth McConnell (which see also); wife of James Roberts, per "Indefatigable", 1815


Petition to have husband James assigned to her (Fiche 3225; 4/1867 p.39b)


Her husband a smith, servant to William Bowman. Memorials for an allotment in Sydney; as McConolly (Fiche 3146; 4/1843B No.574 pp.715-20). Reply, 28 May 1824 (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.326)

1825 May 18

Petition for her husband James, a blacksmith in the service of William Bowman, to be assigned to her (Fiche 3251; 4/1875 pp.194-194a). Reply, 29 Jun (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.551)

ROBERTS, Elizabeth. Per "Friendship", 1818

1818 Jan 14

On list of persons on board "Friendship" (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.64)

1818 Jan 30

On list of prisoners embarked on "Duke of Wellington" for the Derwent (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.36)

ROBERTS, Erasmus


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.79)

ROBERTS, Esther. Per "Northampton" 1815

1815 Jun 19

On list of female convicts on board the "Northampton"; listed as Hester (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.158)

1815 Jul 12

To accompany John Drummond's family to Hobart as servant (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.164)

1815 Jul 18

Servant to John Drummond. On list of convicts to embark on "Emu" for the Derwent (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.126)

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)

ROBERTS, Frances

1824 Mar

Re permission to marry at Windsor (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.424)


1813 Nov 16

Member of crew of "Daphne" cruelly treated by the captain, M Fodger (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.299-300)

ROBERTS, George Frederick Charles

1819 Mar 10, May 6

Recommended as a free settler; William Maycock permitted to proceed to New South Wales as an agricultural servant to Roberts (Reel 6021; 4/1094 pp.39, 70)

1820 Jan 22

Re land grant and other indulgences in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.198-9, 203)


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.77)

1820 Sep 18

Of Hobart. Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy (Fiche 3304; 4/1712A pp.14-8)


1821 Sep 8

Stonemason. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.70)


1825 Jul 4,5

Re permission to marry Hannah Holmes at Sydney (Reel 6064, 4/1787 p.4; Reel 6014, 4/3514 p.587)

ROBERTS, George. Per "Isabella", 1818

1823 Jun

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Port Macquarie (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.143)

1823 Jun 24

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.54, 410-1)

ROBERTS, Harriot

1809 Jun

On list of persons put on the Hawkesbury Stores since the flood (Reel 6040; 9/2673 p.137)

1809 Jun 3

Received rations from the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 p.50)

1810 Jan 6

Discharged from the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.264b)

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