Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Watkins, William (1815) to Watson, John (1819)

WATKINS, William. Of Sydney

1815 Apr 1

On list of persons licensed as publicans for 1815; at Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.54)

WATKINS, William Newell. Captain, 48th Regiment

1818 Jan 3

Requesting that Major G Cimitiere and Major G Druitt should not be nominated as members of Court Martial about to be held (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.32-3)

1818 May 28

To Weltden re furnishing of passage for Watkins to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6006; 4/3498 p.253)

1819 Dec 29

Request that his trial by Court Martial be held during Bigge's stay (Fiche 3294; 5/3821.7A pp.36-7)

1820 Jan 3-Apr 24

Re court martial of including comments on his disposition; legal difficulties of his case; disapproval of referring these difficulties to the Judge Advocate; and his intention to appeal to King's Bench against sentence (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.1-51)

1820 Sep 20

Captain 48th Regiment, George Town, Van Diemen's Land. Oath of Allegiance (Fiche 3304; 4/1712A pp.20-1)

1820 Dec 21

Re passage home to England (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.52-3)

1821 Jan 15

Informing arrangements for passage to England per "Dromedary" (Reel 6051; 4/1749 pp.272-3)

WATKINS, William

1823 Apr 14-May 8

James Hogan and Richard Slack convicted by the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction for stealing from (Reel 6023; X820 p.91)

WATKINS, William. Per "Batavia", 1818

1822 Oct 4

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.129)

WATKINS, William. Per "Countess of Harcourt", 1824

1825 Jul 19

On return of convicts who have money lodged in the Savings Bank of New South Wales (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.295b)

WATKINS, William. Per "Hindostan", 1821

1821 Nov 29

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Hindostan" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.102)

WATKINS, William. Per "Pitt", 1792; stonemason

1817 Apr 30-1818 Feb 14

Paid from the Police Fund for repair of Parramatta Gaol (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.345, 372, 438)

1817 Nov 22

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

1818 Mar 28-May 9

Stonemason. Specifications, tender & contract of William Watkins & Isaac Payten to build factory & barrack at Parramatta (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.124-31)

1818 Aug 15-1819 Aug 24

Paid from the Police Fund for building the new Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.491, 525 & SZ1044 pp.8, 84)

1819 Dec 30; 1820 Feb 8

Convicts disembarked from the "Minerva" and "Prince Regent" assigned to Messrs Watkins & Peyton at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.145, 243)

1820 Aug 10

Countersigned printed copy of Proclamation on the accession of King George IV; at Parramatta (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.129)

1820 Oct 18

Tender for alterations to Female Orphan Institution (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.52)

1821 Feb 1-10

Contractor of new Parramatta Factory. Evidence of in case Macarthur v Oakes (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.256-7)

1821 May 9

Contract for alterations of Female Orphan House executed (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.70)

1821 May 26

Of Watkins and Payten, contractors to new factory building at Parramatta. Petition of William Yardley for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.110)

1821 Jul 26

Of Parramatta. Permitted to procure 10,000 feet of cedar in the district of Illawarra (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.139)

1822 Jan 7

Paid from the Colonial Fund for erecting the Factory at Parramatta and for extra work not included in the contract (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.79, 81)

1822 Mar 7

Paid from the Orphan Institution Fund for the new building at the Female Orphan School (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.47)

1822 Mar 14

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.77)

1822 Mar 23

James Brown tried by Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta, for committing fraud on Watkins (Fiche 3297; X643 p.5b)

1822 Jun 26

Convict mechanic to be sent to Parramatta for assignment to (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.433)

1822 Jun 30-1823 Sep 30

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.23, 37, 52, 68, 82)

1822 Aug 2

Convict mechanic to be sent to Parramatta for assignment to (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.120-1)

1822 Aug 26

Re assignment of Dennis Logan (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.29a)

1822 Nov 13, Dec 11

Third instalment paid to him by Female Orphan Institution; but to be sued for not completing contract (Reel 6040; 4/403 pp.91-4)

1823 Apr 5

On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 pp.1, 12)

1823 Apr 18

Re completion of work by Smith (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.100)

1823 Apr 28

Re permission to procure cedar from district of Illawarra (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.191)

1823 Sep 5

Of Pitt Street. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.115)

1823 Nov 12

Re recovery of damages by Female Orphan Institution for failure to complete contract (Reel 6040; 4/403 p.108)

1823 Dec 6

House of at Parramatta to be valued in connection with his claim for a grant of the premises (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.664). Report of value, 10 Dec (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.109)

1824 Dec 28

Stonemason. Deserted his wife, Eliza Watkins, who was requesting relief (Reel 6062; 4/1781 p.381)

WATLIN, Henry see FERGUSON, Henry

WATLING, Ann. Per "Northampton", 1815

1815 Jun 19

Female convict who arrived on board the "Northampton"; with son Simon, aged 4 (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.157, 173-4)

1815 Jun 23

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Northampton" to be employed at the Factory at Parramatta; with one child (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.103)

1819 Jan 1

Of George Street, Parramatta; shoemaker. Her son Simon admitted to Male Orphan School (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.1-2)

WATLING, Simon. Came free per "Northampton", 1815; son of Ann Watling

1815 Jun 19

Arrived on board the "Northampton"; with his mother Ann, a convict (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.157, 161)

1819 Jan 1

Admitted to the Male Orphan School; Ann Watling his parent (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.1-2)

1821 Jan 10

One of the boys at the Male Orphan Institution who received rewards of books on religious and moral subjects (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.25)

WATMON, Edward (Per "Indefatigable", 1815) see WATTAM, Edward


1821 Mar 24

Store receipts of for salt pork; paid at Parramatta (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.152)

1823 Apr 5

On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 p.13)


1813 Jan 18-Feb 20

Sawed timber issued to from H.M. Tool Store, Hobart (Reel 6044; 4/1729 p.332)

WATSON, Catherine or WISE. Per "Wanstead", 1814

1814 Jan 13

On list of women prisoners from the "Wanstead" sent to Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.12)


Wishing to marry Henry Williams, tailor of Sydney (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.277)


Isaac Wise endeavouring to remove cattle he made over to her children (Reel 6056; 4/1763 pp.279-80)

1822 Sep 22

Re her delivery to the Factory, Parramatta (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.305-6)

1822 Nov 4

At the Government Factory, Parramatta. Reported as having a very ill child in Sydney; request that her case be looked into (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.178)

1822 Nov 9

The father of her five children to be ordered to pay for their maintenance until such time as they could maintain themselves (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.423)

1823 Jan 28, Aug 19

Former de facto spouse of Isaac Wise; servant to Robert Lowe of Bringelly. Petitions for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3236; 4/1870 pp.92-93a)

1823 Nov 11

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.546)

WATSON, Charles

1799 Nov 12

On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.106)

WATSON, Charles. Prisoner

1816 Jan 1

Evidence at inquest on John Cunningham (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.143-4)

WATSON, Charles. Came free per "Baring", 1819; former private, 102nd Regiment; out pensioner of Chelsea Hospital

1819 Jul 12

Returning to Colony as a settler. Memorial (Fiche 3012; 4/1822A No.55B pp.201-4)

1820 Jul 3

Memorial for land in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3033; 4/1825B No.781 pp.941-4)

1824 Mar 29

Memorial for allotment in Sydney (Fiche 3116; 4/1840A No.1031 pp.151-4). Reply, 29 Mar (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.584)

WATSON, Charles. Per "Fame", 1817

1825 Jul 6

Convict to whose credit certain sums are to be lodged in the Savings Bank (Reel 6014, 4/3514 p.583; Reel 6017, 4/5782 p.343)

WATSON, Charles. Per "Somersetshire", 1814

1814 Oct 25

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Somersetshire" & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.347)

1819 Aug 31

On list of prisoners at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.235)

WATSON, Edward. Master, "Estramina", "Lady Nelson" and "Hawkesbury Packet"; son of Robert Watson

1811 May 29

Re his appointment as master of the "Estramina" (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.12)

1811 May 30

To make his first voyage to Newcastle (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.13)

1812 Feb 11

To sail for Newcastle (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.99)

1814 Nov 8

Persons, other than natives of the colony, forbidden to travel to Newcastle without permission (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.359)

1815 Nov 21-25

Re Watson's neglect of duty and removal from command of "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.268-70)

1816 Jan 31

To Lieutenant Thompson re despatch of "Hawkesbury Packet" to Newcastle with wheat (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.332)

WATSON, Edward. Per "Adamant", 1821

1821 Sep 12

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Adamant" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.369)


On list of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown in 1823 (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.159b)

1823 Apr 30

On list of convicts in the employ of William Cox of Clarendon and his two sons George and Henry (Fiche 3062; 4/1834B No.73 p.469)

1825 May 30

Sentenced to death. On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Fiche 3298; X727 p.9)

1825 Jun 4

Convicted of highway robbery; sentence of death commuted to transportation to Norfolk Island for life. On return of prisoners tried and sentenced in the Supreme Court (Fiche 3298; X730 p.7)

1825 Jul 13

On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per "Elizabeth Henrietta"; crossed out (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.524-5)

WATSON, Elizabeth

1814 Jul 9

Licensee of Public House in York Street. Re cancellation of her license to sell wine and spirits (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.506)

WATSON, Elizabeth

1821 Nov 5,10

Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.45)

WATSON, Elizabeth. Per "Alexander"

1817 Jan

Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.434)

WATSON, Elizabeth. Per "Francis and Eliza", 1815

1815 Oct 2

Assigned as servant to Sarah Carney (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.15)

WATSON, George. Sailor, "Elizabeth Henrietta"

1817 Jan 6

Required for special service on board the "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.433)

WATSON, George. Per "Neptune"

1824 Jul 2

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.134)



In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.95)

WATSON, Hugh. Private, 48th Regiment

1823 Mar 13

Deposition re assault of sentry at Newcastle (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.47)

WATSON, Isaac. Per "Mary", 1822

1822 Jan 28

On list of convicts landed from the "Mary" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.358)

1824 Aug 14

Servant to Messrs Hassall. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.44)


On list of convicts mustered in the employ of James Hassall of Bathurst; in 1823-25 (Fiche 3160; 4/1844C No.829 p.1109)


1821 Aug 3

His offer to convey the "Prince Regent" to Owyhee in company with his ship, the "St Michael", declined (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.196)

WATSON, James. Of Richmond

1816 Jan 16

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816; for services in constructing new Western Road (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.29)

1816 Mar 9

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819; donation for public road to Emu Ford (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.62)

1817 Feb 8-1818 Jun 6

Paid from the Police Fund for salary and services as overseer of road makers in the newly discovered country (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.315, 375, 475)

1818 Aug 15

Paid from the Police Fund for constructing roads in the Interior (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.493)

1820 May 25

Request for instructions re day of attendance of men on Watson's road party applying for tickets of leave (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.33-5)

1821 Sep 1

Had been engaged building bridges over the Western Mountains. Memorial (Fiche 3040; 4/1827 No.144)

1821 Sep 22

Former Overseer of Roads. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1821 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 pp.68, 73)

1823 Aug 10

Requesting that William Carolin or Carlin, arrived per "Recovery", who was believed to be the son of his wife Ann Byrne be allowed to be taken from the ship & conveyed to Richmond (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.73)


1818 Jan 24

On list of persons for whom land grants ready for delivery (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.428)

WATSON, James. Carpenter, "Ben Johnson"

1822 Dec 30

Re discharge from "Ben Johnson" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.141)

1823 Jan 9

Permitted to join other vessel or remain in Sydney (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.22)


1823 Feb 5

On list of persons who obtained tickets of leave during the last week (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.137)

WATSON, James. Per "Baring", 1819

1819 Jul 3

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Baring" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.162)

1825 Jun 13

Affidavit re loss of his ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.2 pp.406-7)

WATSON, James. Per "Eliza", 1820

1821 Mar 14

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.170)

1821 Apr

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.127)


On list of convicts at Port Macquarie (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.346-7)

1822 Dec 10

Prisoner at Port Macquarie to be forwarded to Sydney to give evidence at the Criminal Court (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.24)

1822 Dec 17,19

Summoned from Port Macquarie per "Lady Nelson" to appear as a witness in a murder trial (Reel 6054, 4/1758 p.143; Reel 6010, 4/3507 p.99)

1822 Dec 26

Evidence from Port Macquarie. To be victualled at Hyde Park Barracks (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.118)

1823 Jun 27; 1824 Dec 7

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D pp.131, 135)

WATSON, James. Per "Ocean", 1818

1818 Jan 16

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Ocean" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)

1825 Jun 20

Convict in the service of Peter Gillighan of Evan at the last two musters (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.522)

WATSON, James. Per "Somersetshire", 1814

1814 Oct 25

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Somersetshire" & forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.346)

1823 Jan

Servant of Henry Hoyle of Wilberforce; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.317-8)

WATSON, Janet. Came free to join her convict husband, a cooper

1822 Jun

Memorial for land and assigned servant (Fiche 3058; 4/1833 No.58 pp.201-2)

1824 Jul 2

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.134)

1825 Dec 5

Mary Brown, per "Morley", her servant (Reel 6064; 4/1789 p.22)

WATSON, John. Seaman, "Elizabeth Henrietta"

1816 Sep 28,30

Re articles he lost on upsetting of brig (Reel 6066; 4/1806 pp.37-8, 40)

WATSON, John. Of Sydney

1818 Sep 10

On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.50)

WATSON, John. Runaway convict returned per "Greyhound"

1819 May 26

On list of convicts arrived per "Greyhound" from India (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.128)

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