Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Van Brienan, Abraham (Per "Agamemnon") (1824) to Vanderkiste

1824 Jan 12

Asking if he could be detailed for two weeks (Reel 6061; 4/1778 pp.25-6)

1824 Jan 12

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.102, 458-9)

1824 Feb 4

Prisoner at Port Macquarie. Petition to be allowed to return to Sydney, signed by Francois Guillaume Sieber (Fiche 3243; 4/1872 p.113)



Administrators of see


BOWEN, John (Lieutenant) 11 Sep 1803 - 16 Feb 1804 (administered the settlement); COLLINS, David (Colonel) 16 Feb 1804 - 24 Mar 1810 (Lieutenant Governor); LORD, Edward (Lieutenant) 24 Mar 1810 - Jun 1810 (administered the settlement); MURRAY, John (Captain) Jun 1810 - Feb 1812 (administered the settlement); GEILS, Andrew (Lieutenant Colonel) 20 Feb 1812 - 4 Feb 1813 (administered the settlement); DAVEY, Thomas (Lieutenant Colonel) 4 Feb 1813 - 9 Apr 1817 (Lieutenant Governor); SORELL, William (Colonel) 9 Apr 1817 - 14 May 1824 (Lieutenant Governor); ARTHUR, George (Colonel) 14 May 1824 - 30 Oct 1836 (Lieutenant Governor)


Attorney General of see GELLIBRAND, Joseph Tice


Chaplains at see BEDFORD, William (Revd); KNOPWOOD, Robert (Revd); YOUL, John (Revd)


Chief Justice of see PEDDER, John Lewes (Sir)


Commandant at Hobart see GEILS, Andrew (Lieutenant Colonel); MURRAY, John (Captain)


Commandant at Launceston see VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Commandant at Port Dalrymple


Commandant at Port Dalrymple 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)


Commissioner for Affidavits see BELL, Thomas


Commissioners to Apportion see MURDOCH, Peter; OXLEY, John


Court of Requests see ABBOTT, Edward; HONE, Joseph


Deputy Judge Advocate see ABBOTT, Edward


Deputy Judge Advocate, Hobart see BATE, Samuel


Deputy Judge Advocate, Port Dalrymple see KENNY, William (Captain)


Government Mineralogist at see HUMPHREY, Adolarius William Henry


Government Printer see BENT, Andrew


Harbour Master at Port Dalrymple see THOMAS, John


Inspector of Public Works see GUNNING, George Weston; WRIGHT, Thomas (Lieutenant)


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


Lieutenant Governors of see VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Administrators of


Magistrates at see BELL, Thomas; DENNETT, Thomas; GATEHOUSE, George; HARRIS, George Prideaux; HUMPHREY, Adolarius William Henry; KEMP, Anthony Fenn; KNOPWOOD, Robert (Revd); MOUNTGARRETT, Jacob Hackett; SIMPSON, Thomas Cookson; WILLIAMS, Francis


Merchants see BETHUNE, Walter Angus; BIRCH, Thomas William; KEMP, Anthony Fenn; LEWIS, Richard; LOANE, Rowland Walpole; LORD, Edward; O'CONNOR, John Richard


Naval Officer see BEAMONT, John; BROMLEY, Edward Foord; CAMPBELL, Duncan; DRUMMOND, John Francis; GORDON, James; NAVAL OFFICER, Derwent


Naval Officer, George Town see KENWORTHY, William; VANDERMEULEN, Charles J (Lieutenant)


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


Provost Marshal see BEAMONT, John; TIMS, Martin


Registrar of the Supreme Court see SORELL, William (Junior)


Schoolmaster at Clarence Plains see HOLMES, Richard


Schoolmaster at Hobart see FITZGERALD, Thomas


Schoolmaster at Port Dalrymple see MCQUEEN, Thomas


Secretary to Lieutenant Governor see LASCELLES, Thomas Allen; MONTAGUE, John (Captain); ROBINSON, Henry Edward (Captain)


Solicitor General see STEPHEN, Alfred


Superintendent of Public Schools see MULGRAVE, Peter Archer


Superintendent of Stock at the Derwent see MCCARTY, Dennis; ROPER, Joseph


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


Supreme Court, Master of see HONE, Joseph; STONE, Joseph


Surgeons in see BOWDEN, Matthew; ESPIE, Robert; GARRETT, Robert; HOPLEY, William; LUTTRELL, Edward; MOUNTGARRETT, Jacob Hackett; OWEN, Robert W; PRIEST, Richard Rowland; SCOTT, James; SMITH, John; YOUNGE, Henry St John (Senior)


Surveyor General of see EVANS, George William; HARRIS, George Prideaux


Surveys of see MEEHAN, James



1803 Mar 29

General order directing Lieutenant John Bowen to establish a settlement on Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6037; SZ991 p.2)

1804 Mar 22-1821 Jul 4

Correspondence concerning the settlement & administration of Van Diemen's Land. A list of these papers was filmed at the beginning of each reel (Reels 6071-2; 4/6576-9)

1804 Mar 24

Regulations to prevent unauthorised communication by vessels or persons between New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6037; SZ992 pp.34-6)

1808 Jun

Estimate of amount and cost of grain sent to the Derwent and Port Dalrymple, 26 Jan to 31 Jul 1808, during Major Johnston's command (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.39b)

1808 Jun 6,11

Re sufficiency of food supplies at Port Dalrymple and Hobart (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.38b-39b)

1808 Oct-Dec

Transfer of Norfolk Island settlers to the Derwent, question of their rights, assigned servants, supplies, etc (Reel 6001; SZ760 pp.95b-101b, 121b-123b, 125b-126b)

1808 Nov-1809 Oct

Re settlements at Port Dalrymple & the Derwent; correspondence between Lieutenant Governor Paterson & Lieutenant Colonel Collins & Captain Brabyn (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.39a-44a, 46a-49a, 55a-60a, 62a, 74a-75a)

1809 Jan 2

Resolution of Ministers that only one settlement should be established, would probably be confirmed by communication now opened between Port Dalrymple & the Derwent (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.2b)

1809 Feb 22

Governor Bligh commissioned John Eyre to copy surveys of Flinders, Collins and Paterson (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.43)

1809 Mar 30-Oct 31

Letters from Lieutenant Colonel Paterson to Lieutenant Colonel Collins, re supplies sent to the Derwent, and giving instructions in regard to matters of administration (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.36a, 43a-45a, 52a-54a, 60a-61a, 73a)


Address from inhabitants of the Derwent to Governor Macquarie and his reply (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.261-3)

1811 Jul 11

Lieutenant Colonel Foveaux's application for appointment as Lieutenant Governor in place of Colonel Collins, deceased, was not submitted to the Prince Regent by the British Government (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.140)

1812 Jan 11

Governor Macquarie's observations on his visit, 1811 (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.255-9)

1812 Jan 31

Proposed transfer of chief settlement from Launceston to York Cove (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.11)

1812 Mar 13

Remarks on the country and settlements in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.11-31)

1812 Mar 13

Navigational instructions for ships entering and leaving the Derwent (Reel 6020; 2/8130 pp.34-6)

1814 Mar 9

Proceedings of Court of Inquiry held at Sydney into charges brought by Deputy Commissary Fosbrook against Major A Geils of maladministration of H.M. Settlement at Hobart (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.104-59)


Memorandum giving population of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land for 1813-17 (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.209)

1818 Dec 14

List of convicts in Van Diemen's Land to be granted conditional pardons (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.218)

1820 Aug 22

List of 30 female convicts embarked on the "Princess Charlotte" for the public service in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.217)

1820 Oct 16

List of six male convicts who arrived on the "Dorothy" proceeding to Van Diemen's Land per "Guildford" as assigned servants to George Espie (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.358)

1821 Mar 22

Tools, stores, etc shipped on "Prince Leopold" from H.M. Stores, Sydney, for use of settlement at Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.316-9)


Re payment of allowance to witnesses from Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6054; 4/1758 pp.107-107b, 110, 113, 115, 157a)

1822 Feb 14

List of prisoners transported from Van Diemen's Land to Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.257)

1822 Sep 18

List of convicts in Van Diemen's Land, as called for by Lieutenant Governor Sorell in his letter of 31 Jul 1822 (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.297-9)

1824 May 10

Regretting failure of the revenue of Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.51)

1824 Oct 26

Re establishment of Courts of General or Quarter Sessions for New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.126-31)

1824 Dec 13

Goulburn only able to find names of 22 of the 60 convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land in the "Union" in 1810 (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.109)

1825 Jan 24

Copy of Proclamation appointing that Courts of General or Quarter Sessions be held in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.208-12)


1823 Sep 19

Re Charter of Incorporation for (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.312)

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Commissariat see also ARCHER, Thomas; BROUGHTON, William; COMMISSARIAT; DRY, Richard; FOSBROOK, Leonard; GUNNING, George Weston; HOGAN, Patrick Gould; HULL, George; MAUM, William; MOODIE, Afleck; RILEY, Alexander; ROBERTS, Peter; SUTTON, John Jubal; WALKER, Thomas; WILLIAMS, George

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Commissariat

1812 Jan 12

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


Major Geils' accounts with H.M. Stores, Hobart, during period he acted as Commandant 1812-13 (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.231-8)


Vouchers for, and accounts of, issues to Major Geils of rum, provisions, grain, tools, sawn timber, etc 1812-13 (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.266-334)

1814 Mar 10

Charges brought against Major Geils by Deputy Commissary Fosbrook of having appropriated for own use 620 gallons of rum not established; Fosbrook's complaint as to unfair conduct of Inquiry (Reel 6044; 4/1729 pp.337-9)

1816 Apr 6

General Order extending regulations and rules re receipts of grain and animal food to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.188-9)

1816 Jul 27

General Order re improprieties practised by Commissariat officers at Hobart, removal of officers and regulations to apply (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.222-32; Reel 6039, SZ756 pp.437-43)

1816 Oct 7

Receipt for store receipts from W Broughton for consolidation (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.120-1)

1817 Oct 8

Owed large sum of money to John Fawkner (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.174-5)

1819 Dec 18

Abstract of sums advanced to Deputy Assistant Commissary General George Hull by Deputy Commissary General Drennan between 5 Sep and 18 Dec 1819 (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.4)

1820 Apr 24

Departmental Orders requesting duplicates & triplicates of store receipts issued since 25 Jan 1819 & respecting new method of attaching store receipts to vouchers (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.375 & 4/1745 p.69))

1821 Aug 4

Reference to receipt of Deputy Assistant Commissary General Hull's accounts for Hobart up to 24 May 1821 (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.127-8)

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Court of Criminal Jurisdiction

1817 Mar 24,25

Advice sought from Lieutenant Jeffreys as to periods of the year most suitable for holding court sessions in Van Diemen's Land; with Jeffreys' reply (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.225-7)

1817 Mar 25

Periods of the year most suitable for holding court sessions in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.223-4)

1817 Jun 7

Fixed times appointed for the sitting of (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.353-4; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.509)

1818 Dec 16

William Gore, William Henry Moore & Thomas Sterrop Amos requesting passage to Van Diemen's Land to attend court session being held by Mr Justice Field (Reel 6047; 4/1741 p.345)

1821 Aug 2

Re reports of criminal jurisdiction in Van Diemen's Land to be forwarded to Colonial Office, London (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.15)

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Land grants and leases


List of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3270; X19)

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)


List of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land, never having had any before (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.18)


List of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land in extension or addition to first grants (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.19)

1824 Jan 8

Lists of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land, never having received any before (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.25, 27)

1824 Jan 8

Lists of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land in extension or addition to first grants (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.26, 28)

1824 Jan 8

List of persons in Van Diemen's Land recommended for grants of land being young men native born (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.29)

1824 May 14

Return of orders for land to be measured in Van Diemen's Land from 14 Mar to 13 May 1824 (Reel 6017; 4/5782 pp.40-1)

1825 May 18

Government and General Order setting out rules for regulating grants of land in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, for information of settlers (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.355-8)

VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, Supreme Court

1814 Feb 4

Responsibilities and functions; Charter of Justice (Fiche 3295; X688 pp.3-8)

1817 Mar 25

Periods of the year most suitable for holding court sessions in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.223-4)

1817 Jun 7

Fixed times appointed for the sitting of (Reel 6038, SZ759 pp.353-4; Reel 6039, SZ756 p.509)


Form for appointment of magistrates to the Supreme Court (Reel 6070; 4/1265 pp.119-21)

1824 Jul 2

Re appointment of Joseph Hone as Master (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.121)

VAN STRATEN, Saunder. Per "Calcutta", 1803

1813 Feb

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


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.81)


On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the District of New Norfolk (Fiche 3270; X19 p.22)

1821 May 25

Indebted to the Government at Hobart (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.64c)

VANBERG, Frederick. Boatswain, "Wanstead"

1814 Jan 31, Feb 3

Re permission to be discharged from crew of "Wanstead" and to settle in the Colony (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.370-1)

VANCE, Robert. Per "Tyne", 1819

1825 Jun

On return of convicts maintained and mustered by John Oxley; in 1823 and 1824 (Fiche 3148; 4/1843B No.617 pp.948, 950)

1825 Oct 28

Convict in the service of John Oxley at the last two musters (Reel 6015; 4/3515 pp.484-5)

1825 Nov 4

Former servant to John Oxley. Memorial (Fiche 3159; 4/1844C No.823 pp.1073-6)

1825 Nov 10,14

Of Kirkham. On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.103); on list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.30)


1810 Jan 9

Advised of the liberation of persons under sentence of banishment at Newcastle (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.12)

VANDERCOM, James. Per "Barwell", 1798

1810 Jan 10

Allowed to return to Sydney from Newcastle; appears as Vandicomb (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.13)

1810 Jul 21

Of Windmill Row, The Rocks. Issued with licence to retail beer, ale and porter (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.72-3)

1811 Mar 6

Received beer licence in Feb 1811 (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.184)

1812 May 29

Payment received by re buildings of new residence for Judge Advocate (Reel 6043; 4/1727 p.242)

1813 Aug 7

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

1814 Dec 14,19

Circular & letter sent re survey of bakery in Government Domain (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.396, 400-1)

1814 Dec 19; 1821 Nov 30

Assisted in the valuation of buildings situated on the Government Domain ordered to be removed (Reel 6051; 4/1749 p.176)

1815 Apr 1; 1816 Apr 6

On lists of persons licensed as publicans; for 1815 & 1816 at Sydney. Appears as Vandercomb (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.54, 192)

1817 Apr 19

Publican of the Windmill, Sydney. On list of persons licensed as publicans for 1817; at Sydney. Appears as Vandercomb (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.340)


Recommended that Thomas Rose be given land; appears as Mr Vandercum (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.54)

1818 Sep 10

Of Liverpool. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.47)

1822 Jun 17

Plasterer. Deposition in case of William Refaim convicted of horse stealing (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.48)

1822 Jun 30-1823 Sep 30

Of Sydney. On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.22, 36, 51, 67, 81)


1812 Oct 28

Signature as witness to affidavit of S E Hoadley before Captain Fodger of "Daphne" (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.212)

1813 Nov 16

Severely wounded by mutineers on "Daphne" but escaped death 28 Aug 1813 (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.302)

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