PARRAMATTA IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS PT 2

REFER TO ANN AND JOHN CURTIS

 

JOHN WAS GRANTED LAND ON 17 DECEMBER 1809 BY GOVERNOR PATTERSON. LATER CANCELLED AND THEN RE-GRANTED BY MCARTHUR IN 1810.

SOME MORE BACKGROUND NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA ARTICLES REFERRING TO PARRAMATTA OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

YEAR FAMILY NEWS NATIONAL LIBRARY HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS ARTICLES OF THE TIME
1809

 

On 17th December  1809 JOHN CURTIS was notified that Lt Gov Patterson had granted him land at Parramatta.

January 14, 1809.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627664

THE Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint Mr. James Larra to be Vendue Master to the District of Parramatta. By Command of His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, Alexander Riley, Secretary. Head Quarters, Sydney, Jan, 14, 1809.

1810

JOHN CURTIS wrote a memorial to Gov Macquarie seeking confirmation of the grant. ( sm folio pp 4 1810 NSW Colonial Sec in letters and memorials 1810 AK NO 80 REEL 1066 AONSW

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627901

The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 14 January 1810, page 1.

SOME OF THE OFFICERS WHO HELD OFFICE BEFORE THE LATE GOVERNOR WAS ARRESTED ARE RE-INSTATED TO THEIR POSITIONS INC REV FULTON.
SEE JOHN CURTIS

1811

 

Ann  too was proving to be a marvellous help and mother and on Wed 3rd July 1811 gave birth to their third son PETER.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628206

Clear orders from the Governor regarding illegal brewing of beer and spirits in Sydney and in the out-settlements which included PARRAMATTA. A list of names of people granted licences. Ann Moran is not listed here but in later years is issued with a brewing licence.

1812

During March 1812 there were again heavy rains and the Hawkesbury rose 12 feet over its banks. Flood years seemed to stir John’s spirit for on 7th December he further petitioned the Governor , this time for a free pardon which was granted

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628476

A property was listed for sale as follows

TO be SOLD by Private Contract, a very desirable FARM on the Road to Parramatta, from which it is scarcely a mile distant, known by the Name of Rafferty’s Farm, and now occupied by Mr. Edwards, The above is beyond dispute one of the most enviable Farms of its extent in the Colony, containing about 80 acres, and having a neat, commodious, agreeable, and substantial Dwelling-house near the high road, with every Appurtenance that can tend to convenience and accommodation, with Possession next July.- For particulars application is requested to Mrs. Walker,  at the End of Cumberland street, towards Dawe’s Battery.

1813

As cattle were always straying through the burial grounds  behind St Johns Church Parramatta, an appeal for funds towards enclosing the grounds was made, to which JOHN CURTIS subscribed ( Sydney Gazette Jan 1813).

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628632

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 13 February 1813, page 4.

An iron grey horse had also strayed – from Smith’s Paddock, at the PARK GATE near PARRAMATTA. The owner JAMES WRIGHT offered a 20 shillings reward.

1814

ANN MORAN and JOHN CURTIS MARRY
Catherine ( Kitty ) is born.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628939

The trial and tale of a sordid murder at the Turnpike at Parramatta. A story of RAGGED RASCALS and COARSE WOMEN. Of HOOLAGHAN and SUITAR. Of a yellow  handkerchief and a piece of lead worn in an ear.

1815  

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article629070

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 7 October 1815, page 2.

The second Thursday of March meant that the half-yearly fair was to be held in PARRAMATTA and it was expected that it would be well attended.

IN addition there is an account of a fatal trip to the Shoal Haven and of the party sent to look for missing men. 

1816    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2176963

The patronesses of the FEMALE ORPHAN INSTITUTION are named.
Mrs Wylde , Mrs Molle, Mrs Hannibal MacArthur and Mrs Macquarie.

1817  

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177429

THIS PRESENT SEASON OF SCARCITY.

A calamitous season of floods leads to Government Orders regarding rations. Details are set out in the article.

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