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NSW List of Female Convicts Assigned During the Month of May, 1832

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Source: NSW List of Female Convicts Assigned During the Month of May, 1832

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GREVILLE’S PO DIRECTORY SUMMER ISLAND

GREVILLES
SUMMER ISLAND
Greville's Post Office Directory 1872  SUMMER ISLAND

Page 475
Distance 312 miles North of Sydney
Mail closes at General Post Office Monday, Thursday 5.30 pm and steamer direct.
Mail arrives at Post Town Saturday, Tuesday 11 am and steamer.
Mail leaves for Sydney Thursday, Saturday 6 pm. and steamer direct.
Mail arrives at Sydney Wednesday, Saturday mornings and steamer.

Route  Steam Port Macquarie, Kempsey, 12m. Summer Island, and steam direct.
SURNAME                CHRISTIAN        OCCUPATION        ADDRESS
ADAMS                James                farmer                Summer Island
AUTHER                William                farmer                Lower Macleay
BAKER                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BALWIN                Samuel                farmer                Long Reach
BALEY                Edward                bootmaker        Summer Island
BALL                Edward                farmer                Long Reach
BARDEN                Albert                blacksmith        Summer Island
BARR                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BARTLEY                Jacob                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BATCHELOR        Francis                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BATE                William                ---                Kinshela Ck.
BEENE                Patrick                farmer                Long Reach
BILBY                James                farmer                Lower Macleay
BILBY                Richard                farmer                Lower Macleay
BLACKLOCH        George                bootmaker        Summer Island
BLAIR                Dougal                farmer                Lower Macleay
BLOOMER                Arthur                farmer                Lower Macleay
BLOOMER                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
BOLSTER                Mrs.                farmer                Long Reach
BOULTON                William                farmer                Lower Macleay
BOX                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BOYLE                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BRADEY                Barney                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BRADLEY                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
BROGE                ---                farmer                Summer Island
BROWN                William                farmer                Summer Island
BURKE                Patrick                farmer                Summer Island
BURPITT                S. C.                storeman        Summer Island
CAREY                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
CAREY                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
CARNEY                John                farmer                Summer Island
CHARLTON        Peter                farmer                Long Reach
CHRISTIAN        Thomas                sugar manufacturer Summer Island
CLANCEY                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
CLANCEY                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
CLANCEY                Michael                farmer                Summer Island
CLARKE                Lawrence        farmer                Lower Macleay
CLARKE                Patrick                farmer                Lower Macleay
CLARKE                Samuel                farmer                Summer Island
COLMEY                Edward                farmer                Long Reach
CONLEY                Mrs.                farmer                Long Reach
COX                Henry                farmer                Lower Macleay
CROAD                H.                sugar manufacturer & farmer Summer Island
CRAWFORD        William                farmer                Long Reach
CUNNANE                John                farmer                Summer Island
CUNNANE                Michael                farmer                Summer Island
CUNNANE                Patrick                farmer                Lower Macleay
DABORNE                Henry                teacher                Summer Island
DELANEY                Martin                farmer                Lower Macleay
DENNIS                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
DODD                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
DONCHE                James                farmer                Summer Island
EGAN                Martin                farmer                Lower Macleay
ELLIOTT                John                farmer                Summer Island
ELLIOTT                Samuel                farmer                Lower Macleay
EMMS                Jonathan        farmer                Lower Macleay
EVANS                Thomas                cooper & farmer        Summer Island
EVERSON                Edward                farmer                Summer Island
EVERSON                Edward jun.        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
FAIRWEATHER        James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
FAIRWEATHER        William                sugar manufacturer Summer Island
FITZPATRICK        Brennan                farmer                Lower Macleay
FLANIGAN        James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
FLANIGAN        Patrick                farmer                Lower Macleay
FLANIGAN        P. sen.                farmer                Lower Macleay
FORSYTH                Thomas                farmer                Lower Macleay
GANNON                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
GANNON                Timothy                farmer                Lower Macleay
GIBSON                Albert                farmer                Lower Macleay
GIBSON                Albert                farmer                Lower Macleay
GOSSON                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
GOUGH                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
GOUGH                Thomas jun.        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
HARVEY                William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
HIGH                Henry                farmer                Lower Macleay
HINES                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
HIRON                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
HOGAN                Cornelius        farmer                Lower Macleay
HOGAN                Patrick                farmer                Lower Macleay
HOWELL                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
JACKSON                Samuel                farmer & sugar manufacturer Kinshela Ck.
JAQUES                George                farmer                Lower Macleay
JAQUES                William                farmer                Lower Macleay
JONES                John                farmer                Summer Island
JONES                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
JUDD                James                farmer                Lower Macleay
KENNEDY                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
KENNEDY                Matthew                farmer                Lower Macleay
KENNEY                Crofton                farmer                Lower Macleay
LAWSON                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
LYONS                Bernard                farmer                Lower Macleay
MAHER                Christopher        farmer                Long Reach
MAHER                John                farmer                Long Reach
MARTIN                John                farmer                Summer Island
MARTIN                Thomas                farmer                Lower Macleay
MAUGH                Patrick                labourer        Summer Island
MEADE                Patrick                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MEHAN                Thomas                farmer                Lower Macleay
MENAREY                Michael                farmer                Long Reach
MENAREY                Michael                farmer                Lower Macleay
MILES                Charles                farmer                Lower Macleay
MOLLONEY        John                farmer                Lower Macleay
MOLLOY                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MOLLOY                Patrick                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MOONEY                Patrick                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MORRESEY        Daniel                farmer                Summer Island
MORRESEY        Michael                farmer                Summer Island
MOSLEN                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MULVEIHELL        James                farmer                Lower Macleay
MURRAY                Peter                labourer        Lower Macleay
MCALEER                Edward                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCGARVEY        William                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCGEAREY        Owen                farmer                Summer Island
MCGEE                John                farmer                Long Reach
MCGEE                William                farmer                Long Reach
MCGUIGAN        John                farmer                Summer Island
MCGUIGAN        Patrick                farmer                Summer Island
MCGUIGAN        Thomas                farmer                Summer Island
MCGUIGAN        Thomas jun.        farmer                Summer Island
MCHUGH                John                farmer & hawker        Summer Island
MCILRICH        John                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCKENZIE        Alexander        farmer                Lower Macleay
MCMANNERMAN        E.                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCMANNERMAN        E.                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCMANNUS        ---                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
MCNALLEY        James                farmer                Lower Macleay
MCQUADE                Andrew                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
OBRIEN                John                farmer                Summer Island
ODELL                Henry                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
ODONNEL        Neil                farmer                Lower Macleay
OKEIFF                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
ONEAL                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
OSBORNE                Archibald        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
OWENS                Patrick                farmer                Summer Island
PARTRIDGE        James                farmer                Summer Island
PARTRIDGE        John                farmer                Summer Island
PARTRIDGE        Robert                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
PAUL                George                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
PITMAN                Silas                innkeeper        Gladston
PLUMMER                Jesse                farmer                Lower Macleay
PRICE                James                farmer                Summer Island
RAFFERTY        Laurence        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
RAFFERTY        Timothy                farmer                Lower Macleay
REGAN                Denis                farmer                Lower Macleay
REGAN                Edward                farmer                Lower Macleay
ROBINSON        George                farmer                Lower Macleay
ROBINSON        John                farmer                Lower Macleay
ROBINSON        John jun.        farmer                Lower Macleay
ROWE                John                farmer                Summer Island
ROWE                James                labourer        Lower Macleay
ROWE                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
RYAN                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SALMON                Thomas A.        butcher                Summer Island
SALMON                William                stockholder        Lower Macleay
SANDERS                W. E.                farmer                Summer Island
SARGENT                Frederick        farmer                Summer Island
SARGENT                George                farmer                Summer Island
SARGENT                Henry                farmer                Summer Island
SARGENT                James                farmer                Summer Island
SARGENT                Mark                farmer                Summer Island
SAUL                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SAUNDERS        Frederick        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SAUNDERS        William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SAUNDERS        William                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SCOTT                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
SHARKEY                John                farmer                Lower Macleay
SHEPHARD        Samuel                farmer                Lower Macleay
SHOTT                George                farmer                Lower Macleay
SKINNER                Samuel                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
STEELE                Thomas                sugar manufactory Summer Island
SWEENEY                John                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
TAYLOR                W. A.                boarding house & hawker Summer Island
TAYLOR                Oliver                farmer                Lower Macleay
WALBRIDGE        Alfred                farmer                Lower Macleay
WELCH                Andrew                farmer                Long Reach
WHITE                Daniel                farmer                Lower Macleay
WICKHAM                James                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WICKHAM                Josiah                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WICKHAM                Robert                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WICKHAM                Thomas                farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WILLIAMS        William                farmer                Summer Island
WOODS                James jun.        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WOODS                Henry                sugar manufactory Summer Island
WOODS                Laurence        farmer                Kinshela Ck.
WOODS                Thomas                ---                Summer Island
WOSTERD                Michael                farmer                Lower Macleay

HELEN CASTLE’S ADDISON PAGES

INCLUDING GREVILLE’S POST OFFICE DIRECTORY.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcastle/

The 3 main areas of this site are:
Miscellaneous Transcripts from Australia
Grevilles Post Office Directory
Penrith District Registers
Helen Castle, previously Shellharbour NSW, now living in Narangba Qld Australia.

Not a site to be missed. Helen has just sent me the new links. I strongly recommend taking a look at it. This is what I would like to be able to create myself and don’t seem orderly enough to achieve. It was one of the first major entries into this world for me. Thank you Helen.

WINDSOR AGAIN

WINDSOR 002

VIEW FROM THE TERRACE MOTEL AT WINDSOR. THE WHARF IS DOWN THERE SOMEPLACE.

http://www.westernsydneylibraries.nsw.gov.au/hawkesbury/history.html

http://www.hawkesburyaustralia.com.au/information/thingsToDo_windsor.asp

I don’t know what I was thinking when we went to visit Windsor. I thought the Old Government House where the Readys were Housekeeper and Dairyman, was out of town somewhere. 

Research remains messy with the 3 house moves and one baby of the last two years. Now, I begin to settle in and unpack previous findings and access some of the newer resources on the net and discover that it was near Thompson Square.

This is our story. We were booked into a ‘resort ‘ online at Vineyard and on arrival found it to be a Last Resort. We sacrificed our pre paid money and headed into Windsor itself, ending up at the Terrace Motel on the River. Now, we find that we were right there where the Old Government House was. Where the Readys walked and worked. WE LOVE RESEARCH !

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CV0RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P5YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=443,7905

NEWSPAPER SNIPPETS. NLA NEWSPAPERS.

My grandmother, JESSIE SARAH READY ( BELL) and her family  were resident in LITTLE YOUNG STREET REDFERN. i shall confirm the dates later but we were told the house was under where the Greek Orthodox Church now stands. The time in Redfern was late 1800s to early 1900s. I have found a few snippets as background for the times.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13716158 Sewage comes to Redfern. 

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954)  Saturday 2 March 1889

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13715023 SOME REDFERN FUNERALS. 

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 21 February 1889

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14621972 Lily and Sidney Sullivan , aged 7 and 9 years swallowed some liniment by mistake.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13710482

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Wednesday 16 January 1889. More poisonous liniment.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11005632

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Monday 7 January 1935

FIERCE STREET BRAWL

MAN EXPECTED TO DIE

 

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/HistoryAndArchives/Default.asp

COLONIAL MOTHERS

THE SAG Newsletter reports that Dr Tanya Evans, now of Macquarie University, is engaged in researching the history of motherhood in early Colonial Australia and Britain between 1750 and 1850. The focus has caught my fancy. My Mind seems to have taken a disproportionate amount of time in recovering from the Change of year and the Summer Season and I haven’t been able to get my mental historical  hard drive functioning at all but this little article has begun to bring the ghosts back to life again. Dr Evans is asking for assistance from any who have worked extensively on their family histories and have details of mothers from these early times. Dept of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney would have the contact details for you.

As for me, it has me thinking of all the Mothers of Mine who and the folkore I have been given. The Scottish Widow who was asked to be Laird of the Clan but came out here with her children instead.  Johannah Ready Prendergast, whose son John was sent as a convict to Government House at Windsor where his mother was Housekeeper. I wonder often about Johannah who was 47 when convicted in Ireland. She tried to have another son and his family sent out but failed. When John’s marriage failed and he became excessively odd in his behaviour and was sentenced to Moreton Bay, Johannah disappears from the records. I like to think she followed him.

Ann Moran and Hannah Hutchings/Hitchens. What was it like for them to be mothers here in the early 19th Century ? Young convict women. Ann had 5 children to John Curtis who was already husband and father to a family in England and had attempted to have them brought to him.  Hannah was recorded as a ‘ loose woman’ on the convict ship THE BROTHERS. How did her life as a mother develop from that starting point and from the death of her first husband in the Lunatic Asylum, Liverpool ?

INTERNET ARCHIVE: HORACE DEAN ON THE MANNING

 

Portrait of a pioneer.
Horace Dean on the MANNING.
Author: Hunt, Edward
Subject: Dean, Horace 1814-1887; New South Wales — Biography
Publisher: Wingham, N.S.W. : Printed by The Chronicle, 19–
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

http://www.archive.org/details/portraitofpionee00huntrich

 
0102DR READ ON MANNING 0103MANNING

http://www.archive.org/stream/portraitofpionee00huntrich

This book on INTERNET ARCHIVE is not copyrighted and features chapters and illustrations about early days on the MANNING.Many family names are mentioned as well as place names.

0013DR AND MRS DEAN 

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Chapters include:

BIRTH OF A NEWSPAPER

BLACKS AND BUSHRANGERS

THE HASTINGS

PORT MACQUARIE

http://www.archive.org/stream/portraitofpionee00huntrich

No relatives of ours are mentioned as far as I can determine but it provides a profile of the times when the first of our Manning families arrived .

JOHN BELL LANDHOLDER PRIOR TO 1892

 

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ALONG THE TWEED RIVER NEAR CONDONG EARLY 2008
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IN THE VICINITY OF THE BELL LAND ON TWEED VALLEY WAY

 

 

 

JOHN BELL’S land survey is dated 1869. His marriage to MARY ANN MCNEIL took place 27 June 1878 down South in the Taree district. Was he in the north before that or did he not come north until that time ? 

From ROY BURTON; at the time of the marriage John gave his place of residence as RAWDON VALE district of GLOUCESTER. Witnesses to the marriage were JOSEPH LAURIE and MARGARET BELL. JOSEPH LAURIE Senior owned property in the RAWDON VALE locality. The witness Joseph was probably the 5th son of Joseph Snr. Refer to the Early History of the Camden Haven p 16. “THE LAURIES”. He was probably best man and was living at PEACH GROVE now known as LAURIETON at the time of the marriage. MARGARET BELL is possibly JOHN’S SISTER. It is possible John worked for the Lauries at Rawdon Vale. After the wedding they moved to the Tweed River where John was cane farming. he was invalided after an accident and the family move from the Tweed to Laurieton in 1892. John died in 1919 and Mary Ann died in 1935.

We still have not located JOHN’S birth in BDMS.

 

JAMES MORGAN AND WILLIAM BROWN

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SHIPS AT SEA ( NOT OUR SHIPS. JUST SHIPS )

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WILHELMINA MCLEOD AND SIBLINGS WITH THEIR MOTHER JANET MACKAY IN 1839 and THE JACKSONS ON THE WILLIAM B BROWN IN 1853.

I stumbled across a classified advertisement in an 1839 Gazette for the ship WAVERLEY. I had been looking for the JAMES MORGAN on which I had been told that Wilhelmina and family travelled . It appears now that JAMES MORGAN is the Master’s name and the ship on which they immigrated is the WAVERLEY.

THE WAVERLEY seems also to be carrying Irish convicts so I shall begin looking. The Mcleods and Mackays are registered as from the SUTHERLAND SHIRE of SCOTLAND and coming as immigrants.

Finding that curly one caused me to wonder about the WILLIAM BROWN. I thought that might also have been the Master’s name rather than that of the ship. In fact it is the name of the Schooner and of the owner who, as you will see below, also becomes Master.

 

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http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/index.htm

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

There’s many a story to tell . . .

Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats, barques, brigs, large steam ships; whaling voyages, regular coastal passenger trips, voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotic ports – you will find them all here. 

The lists on this site are being transcribed from the State Records Authority of NSW Reels of the Shipping Master’s Office, Inwards Passengers Lists . . . . . . are added to weekly.

 

MARY ANNE WARNER provides this detailed site. I just found the WILLIAM B BROWN on it. The schooner on which the JACKSONS came free in 1853. Mary Anne has a gracious way of dealing with things which I envy and a knack of saying thanks to her helpers which I lack. Great Site.

 

AND FROM NLA. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667247  The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 21 May 1853, page 2. News

The William Barry Brown, schooner, left
Honolulu 17th February, and called at Strong’s
Island. The crew of the Paragon, whaler of

Nantucket, Captain Nelson, were there, that
vessel having been wrecked on the outer reef on
the 20th March ; she had been out 27 months,
with 400 barrels, and part of the crew came on

to Sydney in the schooner. On account of some
misunderstanding existing between Captain
White, who commanded the William Barry
Brown,on her leaving Honolulu, and Mr. Brown

the owner, Captain While was left at Strong’s
Island.

 

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KERSWELL COAT OF ARMS COURTESY MIKE AND SHORT KERSWELL FAMILY HISTORY.

http://www.4crests.com/kerswell-family-crest-coat-arms.html

http://www.4crests.com/kerswell-coat-of-arms.html

 

LOOK FOR SUSANNAH KERSWELL

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne’s-heritage-web-site

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.

PARRAMATTA THROUGH THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN WERE GRANTED LAND IN PARRAMATTA IN 1809 .

THE EVENTS OF THE CURTIS ERA WERE REPORTED IN THE SYDNEY GAZETTE – NOW THANKFULLY ONLINE. FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE WORLD OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY OUT AT PARRAMATTA.

 

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 2 April 1803, page article625496-3-001

EVERY Person throughout the Colony, professing the Roman Catholick Religion, is to attend at Government House, Parramatta, on Wednesday the 20th of April Inst. at ten o’clock in the forenoon ; previous to which, those residing about Sydney are to give their names, places of abode, &c. to the  Rev. Mr. Dixon ; to the Magistrate’s Clerk at Parramatta ; and to Thomas Arndell, Esq, at Hawkesbury. By Command of His Excellency W. N. Chapman, Sec. Government House, April 12, 1803.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625514

 

REGULATIONS TO BE APLIED TO REV DIXON AND ALL CATHOLIC  OBSERVANCES.inc police being stationed at all services.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625535

 

 

( John Curtis and Ann Moran )

With other ROMAN CATHOLIC members of the community, JOHN CURTIS signed a petition to J T  BIGGE for a ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL when Bigges came out to the Colony to investigate and report on how it was going. ( 20 Feb 1820 Bigges Report app p 3943).

 

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625496

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 2 April 1803, page 1.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625427 THE INSURGENTS AT CASTLE HILL
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625475

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 March 1803, page 4

EXECUTIONS RESULTING FROM CASTLE HILL UPRISING.

THE NSW BEGINNINGS ARE WITH JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article626806

No person whatever is to pass through or

into the Town of Parramatta, either by

night or day, with a musket , who has not

the Magistrate’s permission for that purpose.

By Command of His Excellency,

G. Blaxcell Acting Sec.

June 7, 1805

JOHN AND ANN PART 2. PARRAMATTA

FROM PHIL READY’S READY OR NOT.

KING’S successor WILLIAM BLIGH had even more trouble with MACARTHUR and the NSW CORPS as he was more interested in discipline than seeing the officers get rich for he well remembered the mutiny of his crew on the BOUNTY. So while JOHN and ANN  worked hard to build a future for their family which had grown to five with the birth of two sons, JAMES and JOHN, friction was building up between BLIGH and MACARTHUR.

The smaller settlers and emancipists  whom the Corps despised, backed BLIGH as he tried to bring the Corps under control and stop them abusing the privileges they had squeezed from his predecessors. On Friday 1st January 1808 as evidence of their backing they penned an address of loyalty to him , which JOHN CURTIS also signed.

Unfortunately, under the threat of financial ruin along with other signatories, John was forced to retract and sign another in favour of MAJOR JOHNSTON when MCARTHUR and the more influential settlers , feeling threatened by Bligh, persuaded Johnston to depose BLIGH and assume command himself ( Banks papers. vol 622 captan bligh and nsw corps 1906 1811 p 301).

As no provision had been made for settlers by the English Government when setting up the prison Colony, there was a great shortage of coins at this period so coins from other nationalities were put into use and IOUS and PROMISSORY NOTES came into circulation. John Curtis was unfortunate enough to lose one of these promissary notes and during March 1809 advertised in the papers for its return. ( Check the details on  https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/st-johns-church-parramatta-john-curtis-and-ann-moran/. They read a little differently with access to NLA ).

Leaving Lt Gov Patterson in charge McArthur and Johnston made the mistake of going to England to explain their actions to the English Government which was not amused by the way they had deposed BLIGH. Major Johnston was casheered and John McArthur exiled from the Colony for 8 years.

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On 17th December  1809 JOHN CURTIS was notified that Lt Gov Patterson had granted him land at Parramatta. Eleven Days later Lachlan Macquarie Bligh’s replacement arrived and within a few weeks had assessed the situation and cancelled everything that had been done officially since Johnston had deposed Bligh ; all land grants, appointments and trials. It had been decided that the NSW CORPS was to become one of the ordinary regiments of the British Army and sent home.

With staggering speed Macquarie started to clean up the mess he had inherited for he found the population continually threatened with starvation, the buildings decaying and the morals of most of the population in the lowest state of debasement whilst religious worship seemed to be in a state of almost total neglect. Arrival of the grain ship MARIAN a fortnight after Macquaries arrival followed by a mild autumn and bounteous spring partly relieved the problem of feeding the starving community and Macquarie was able to concentrate on other matters needing his attention.

Cancellation of all land grants made during the rebel’s rule meant that JOHN CURTIS too lost the land granted to him by Lt Col Gov Patterson so he 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). Macquarie as was his way when dealing with those he considered worthy emancipists acquiesced.

The skills John was  acquiring in the Colony coupled with those he had learned as an accountant in England were coming in handy and life was improving steadily for he appears to have been able to use some of the Government Land at the dairy for his own cattle. Ann  too was proving to be a marvellous help and mother and on Wed 3rd July 1811 gave birth to their third son PETER. This was ANN’s 4th child but John’s 16th, two of his English children had died before he left England leaving 5 sons and 5 daughters there.

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. (NSW COL SEC IN LETTERS Petitions mitigating sentences 1811 – 1812 pp 110-111 reels 1227 and 612 ) (register of pardons and tickets of leave Vol 1 p 183 Col Sec papers COD ML ).

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).

On Tuesday 16 August 1814 in a ceremony at St Johns Church at Parramatta witnessed by Chistopher Grogan and Margaret Neale , JOHN CURTIS and ANN MORAN were married. This ceremony was followed by the baptism of 3 year old PETER and his baby sister CATHERINE ( Kitty) born on 7th June that year ( 1814) . A muster taken at this time lists JOHN, ANN and these 2 children as still being supplied from Govt Stores whilst the other 3 children were not.

The CURTIS children grew as the years passed with all helping out on the farm as they became able . Elizabeth blossomed into a young woman and JOHN READY  who lived nearby became interested in  her.  In 1829 when ELIZABETH was 17 and JOHN READY was 30 they were married.

With other ROMAN CATHOLIC members of the community, JOHN CURTIS signed a petition to J T  BIGGE for a ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL when Bigges came out to the Colony to investigate and report on how it was going. ( 20 Feb 1820 Bigges Report app p 3943).

Because of John’s advanced age,( he was now 72), ANN CURTIS set up business for herself. On 21 April 1821 she paid into the POLICE FUND for 6 months brewing licence and a retailing licence ( Wenworth Papers dip 228).

Almost six months later on Wed 12 September 1821 , John Curtis died and was laid to rest in the BURIAL GROUND behind ST JOHNS CHURCH PARRAMATTA.

  

 

 

 

the SANDERS COME TO KEMPSEY

Jan Maurice descends from AGNES JANE TAYLOR. The parents of Agnes were WILLIAM SANDERS and MARY JANE SKIMMINGS ( Elsewhere recorded as MARY ANN SKIVINGS Name on birth certificate ). Agnes was born the 10th child on 9th July 1869 in Kinchela NSW.

From papers received from JAN and BARRY.

AGNES JANE TAYLOR

AGNES JANE SANDERS

WILLIAM, her father, was an expert ploughman and was brought out to the Colony from DEVON UK for his skills. While in Kinchela he had a keen interest  in rowing and was a champion oarsman who rowed in the Kempsey Regatta 1856 and entered many races. He was also known as Blackberry Bill as he spread the seeds around the Kempsey District.

The youngest brother of Agnes, CHRISTOPHER, was accidentally shot by his brother’s rifle  on 3 January, 1882, when he was 9 years old. Mary  Jane was a midwife in the district.

William died 19 December 1910 age 87 years and Mary died 13 November 1882 aged 52 years.

When Agnes was 22 she was living in “BROMPTON” Anson St Surry Hills. She was a domestic servant married in St Thomas Church of England Willoughby NSW , November 25th 1891 to Charles William Henry ( Bill) Taylor whose address was Appin , the Minister Stephen H Childe.

After the wedding they went to live in Appin on Elladale farm. Brooks Point Road, Appin. Every Saturday, she would drive the horse and sulky to Campbelltown so that their youngest son Barrington Walter could have piano lessons by Miss Vernon, then on Saturday nights he’d play for the local dance when still a teenager taking over from Bessie Dwyer. Their eldest son, William Harold joined the Army in 1916 as a 17 year old and served overseas, marrying Margaret ( Maggie) Yates when he was 21 years in Lancashire England.

Lionel ( Jack) stayed on the farm. Two girls married and moved to Queensland to live another daughter, Ellen, Mrs Gridley.

On the 9th April at 64 years Bill died and was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Appin. No headstone.

When Barrington married Phyllis Abbott in 23 December 1935, Agnes went to the wedding at St John’s Parramatta and the reception at the CAROLLIAN. Her address was Appin.

In her later years, Agnes came to live in Campbelltown with Lionel and his wife in 28 Chamberlain St Campbelltown. her younger sister Sarah with husband Robert Kitchings also lived in Campbelltown and when sarah died 15 February 1946, Agnes Jane was the last of William and Mary’s family alive. She was in her 80s but still did beautiful  crocheting and knitting. Agnes died in Queensland  8th August 1951. Buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.

 

 

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

 

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

SANDERS MISCELLANEOUSLY IN THE 1850s IN THE NLA NEWS

SANDERS ARE HERE.

1850 – THE SHIP, THE ROMAN EMPEROR , ARRIVES FROM THE DOWNS AND PLYMOUTH AND ON BOARD IS MR GEORGE SANDERS AS A PASSENGER. MOST LIKELY NOT ONE OF OURS. WE TEND TO ARRIVE ASSISTED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND NOT LISTED AS MR OR MRS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article697056

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 January 1850, page 2.

1850  – A MR SANDERS SAILS INTO SYDNEY  AS PASSENGER FROM PORT PHILLIP ON THE FRANCIS RIDLEY.
THERE IS ALSO A CAPTAIN SAUNDERS IN THIS ARTICLE – MASTER OF A BARGQUE CALLED THE CAPE HORN – BUT I AM NOT EVEN GOING NEAR THE SANERS/SAUNDERS DEBATE AT THE MOMENT.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article690078

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 14 September 1850,

1854 –  A VERY ANGRY J SANDERS, PUBLICAN IN ARMIDALE,  PROTESTS THE ACCUSATION BROUGHT AGAINST HIM RE THE SERVING OF ALCOHOL TO AN INTOXICATED MAN . IN TYPICAL SANDERS MAN HE DECLARES

IF THIS BE JUSTICE – FAREWELL LIBERTY.

AND REFUSES TO RENEW HIS LICENCE. 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article688195

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 15 April 1854, page 3.

SANDERS MISCELLANY IN NLA NEWSPAPERS : 1849 AND WILLIAM AND MARY ANN ARRIVE ON THE VICTORIA.

Now we look at the era 1849 onwards. The shipping indents say that neither WILLIAM nor MARY ANN had any living relatives in the Colony. Just to remind you.  However, later research indicates that they went to the property of THOMAS SANDERS who came as convict in 1791. Out west of Sydney.

NSW STATE ARCHIVES  REEL 58

ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS INWARDS TO SYDNEY PER SHIP VICTORIA ARRIVED 2nd SEP 1849

SAUNDERS, WILLIAM –  26 YEAR OLD BUTCHER BORN KENTON DEVONSHIRE SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH SAUNDERS – STILL LIVING IN KENTON C OF E. READS AND WRITES NO RELATIONS LIVING IN COLONY IN GOOD HEALTH. COMPLAINED OF SHORT ISSUE OF RATIONS DURING EARLY PART OF VOYAGE

 

SAUNDERS MARY ANN – 19 YEARS FARM SERVANT BORN SILVERTON DEVONSHIRE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND GRACE SKIVINGS STILL LIVING IN SILVERTON C OF E READS AND WRITES NO RELATIONS IN COLONY IN GOOD HEALTH.

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MARY ANN SKIVINGS
MARY ANN SKVINGS SANDERS CAME FREE ON THE VICTORIA WITH WILLIAM

SANDERS MEN BLACKBERRY , FRED J, FRED W , ESSEL REECE

BLACKBERRY BILL AND HIS LADS

SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE

NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC

NEWSPAPERS

NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :

HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.

1849 – AND A MR E SANDERS IS LISTED AS AN EMIGRATION AGENT IN ANDOVER ( ENGLAND ) The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 3 February 1849, page 2.
1849 – A MR E SANDER WAS LEAVING SYDNEY ON THE STEAMER SHAMROCK FOR MELBOURNE, TWOFOLD BAY AND LAUNCESTON.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705017
1849 –

Married. On the 19th May, by special license, at St. Paul’s Church, Port Adelaide, by the Rev. G. C. Newenham, Captain Thomas Sanders, of the barque Margaret Brock, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. W. Galway, of Port Adelaide, and formerly of West Maitland.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article702341

1849 –

26th day of November.

conditional pardons.

His Excellency the Governor has directed it to be notified, that her Majesty has been graciously pleased to authorise the issue of pardons to the undermentioned persons, on condition that during the remainder of the term of their respective sentences, they do not return to the countries or colonies from which they were respectively transported, as hereunder more particularly specified. Dated 20th September, 1849. Pardons available everywhere, save in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,

SANDERS, SUSAN.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article699166

SUSAN SANDERS in the 1950s
 60 susan as a french lady
PARDONED FOR WHAT ?

MORE SANDERS MISCELLANY IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS.

SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE

NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC

NEWSPAPERS

NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :

HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.

1840 – MEANWHILE IN PERTH, WILLIAM SANDERS HAS ANOTHER ALLOTMENT RESUMED – FOR NOT FULFILLING THE CONDITIONS THIS TIME. LOT NO. 39.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642480

1843 – ST PATRICK’S TEMPERANCE SOCIETY – MEETS IN EAST MAITLAND AND A DELIGHTFUL EVENING IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN – INCLUDING  A MR SANDERS AMOMGST OTHERS WHO ENTERTAINED WITH SONGS.

THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY HAD APPARENTLY REDUCED THE RIOT AND DRUNKENNESS IN MAITLAND DURING THE PREVIOUS FOUR YEARS. PRIOR TO THAT SCENES OF INFAMY WERE COMMON.

ST. PATRICK’S.TEMPERANCE FESTIVAL.

On Tuesday evening last the members of St. Patrick’s Total Abstinence Society, East Maitland, gave a tea party in the large barn belonging to the late Mr. Riley, of that place, which was very tastefully fitted up with evergreens, flowers, and banners’ for the occasion. About 200 persons sat down to tea ; a band was in attendance, which during the evening enlivened the proceedings by playing several popular airs. The arrangements reflected great credit on the parties concerned in getting up the meeting, which presented a highly respectable and decorous appearance

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article661631

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 12 August 1843, page 4.

 

 

TEMPERANCE IS IT ?

30 7 bruce

BRUCE SANDERS 1940s.

1843- In WEST MAITLAND DANIEL RICHARDSON – HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER – TAKES OVER THE PREMISES WHERE MR SANDERS HAD BEEN OPERATING AS A COMBMAKER. JUST NEAR THE SCOTS CHURCH IT WAS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article662944
1844 –  meanwhile – OVERSEAS – ON THE INDIAN FRONT –

Col. Sanders, Assistant Military Secretary to the Governor General and acting Aid-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, received a shot through the heart and died instantly.

THAT WAS AT GWALIOR ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTH OF AGRA .

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article645008

The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 13 April 1844, page 2.

1845 – IN WEST MAITLAND WHERE NOT LONG BEFORE MR SANDERS HAD SUNG AT THE TEMPERANCE TEA PARTY , A MYSTERIOUS AND SUSPICIOUS DEATH TAKES PLACE. YOUNG GUILDFORD SANDERS ( SON OF JOHN SANDERS ) IS BROUGHT HOME INTOXICATED AND PUT TO BED. THIS IS A GOOD READ. THERE ARE HINTS OF FOUL PLAY AND LAUDANUM. A POST MORTEM IS HELD AND A BLUE MARK FOUND ON HIS SKULL .

WAS IT INTOXICATION , DRUGS OR THE FALL FROM THE GIG WHICH LED TO HIS DEATH ?

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article673671

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 31 May 1845, page 2.

1846 – JAMES SANDERS APPEARS AT THE BENCH ACCUSING HIS MASTER Robert Pringle, of Carrington Park, Jerry’s Plains, of non- payment of £4 balance of wages. PRINGLE IS REPRESENTED BY A MR SAUNDERS. IT IS TO DO WITH A LOST COW. READ THE ARTICLE TO DISCOVER THE OUTCOME. IT WAS SAID TO BE A VERY OLD COW.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article681248

1846 – FROM CAMBRIDGE – A SANDERS IS ROWING. IN LATER YEARS WILLIAM BLACKBERRY SANDERS IS KNOWN AS A FINE ROWER ON THE MACLEAY IN AUSTRALIA.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article684672

1846 – IN A FINE CASE OF PERJURY. A DENNIS DUNNEEN ACCUSES A MAN BY THE NAME OF BULMER OF SETTING FIRE TO MR CHRISTIAN’S HAYSTACK. DENNIS IT SEEMS WAS IN HOPE OF A FIFTY POUND REWARD  POSTED BY MY CHRISTIAN AND ATTEMPTED TO DO SO BY FALSELY ACCUSING GEORGE BULMER. BULMER HOWEVER HAD A LAME FOOT AT THE TIME AND WAS ALSO IN A KITCHEN IN COMPANY WITH A ‘ MAN NAMED SANDERS’  AND COULD NOT HAVE SET THE FIRE AT ALL. 7 YEARS TRANSPORTATION FOR YOU DENNIS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article684751

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 19 September 1846

1846 – MRS  SANDERS ON THE HUNTER CONTRIBUTES 2/6 TO THE IRISH RELIEF FUND.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article685224

1847 – FROM THE USA – SPOT SANDERS AND HIS FAMILY ARE POISONED BY  WILKINSON WHO HAD TRIED TO STEAL SPOT’S HOGS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article694767

1847 –

Cabinet Woods.-We happen to have
seen (not long ago) some cabinet specimens
of South Australian woods, prepared and
polished for transmission to an eminent
colonial land proprietor in England, and
destined to accompany a collection of
minerals. The conjoint selection was a most
judicious one, as eminently calculated to
raise the colony in British estimation. We
understand, some new discoveries of beauti-
fully variegated stone and marble have lately
been made in the Mount Barker district, and
that wrought or polished specimens will
shortly be prepared for inspection By Mr.
Sanders
, of Grenfell-Btreet.-Register.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article689710

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 5 May 1847, page 2

1847 –

A list of unclaimed letters for the month of July, 1847, addressed to persons resident in the Hunter River district : –

SANDERS, WILLIAM, CARRINGTON.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article692463

1848 –

LOST, on the way from Stroud to Maitland, on the 10th January, a POCKET BOOK, containing memoranda, ice., and the ORDERS, CHEQUES, &c, mentioned in the following list, the payment of which having been stopped, all parties are hereby
cautioned against negotiating the same.

The names Bell and SANDERS appear amongst the cheques lost by the Rev Rusden.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article713714

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 22 January 1848, page 1

This issue also mentions the sale of two ENTIRE horses . ENTIRE ?

 

 

BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s  

20 11 bruce sulking

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS !

 

LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE

 

IN THIS YEAR : 1791 : THOMAS SANDERS COMES ON MATILDA 3RD FLEET

ALSO IN THIS YEAR :

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article626603

GENERAL ORDERS FEB 11 1791

The selling or exchanging of The Provisions issued to Convicts is strictly forbidden. Seems they had been trading for tobacco, grog and money and then distressing other persons by robbing their gardens.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article626184 By 1804 , the Secretary’s Office in Sydney  asking

” ANY person knowing whether JOHN BURDETT, who came out to this Colony in the Britannia in 1791, is dead or has left the Colony ”

to let them know toute suite.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article674110

Maitland Mercury… Saturday 21 June 1845

IN 1845,

Preservative Powers of Guano.-Captain Withers, of the ship Colchester, brought home with him from Ichaboe the skeleton of a Portuguese sailor, buried there in 1791. Every part of it was in a a state of perfect preservation. The empty hammock and linen found with it were perfectly sound and strong, whilst the wool and flannel about it crumbled to pieces at the touch.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article709089

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 23 September 1848, page 3

Connexions of France and Ireland.-The Count de Montalembert, in his letter to Mr. J.O’Connell, talks of the ancient connexions between France and Ireland. These are stronger
than the English people understand. From 1691 to 1791 fifteen thousand Irish were constantly in the French service.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1278406

MR MUIR ARRIVED FROM SCOTLAND. A REFORMER AND THE MAN WHO NAMED HUNTERS HILL

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640310

A VISIT TO SCHEFFER’S FARM IN DECEMBER 1791.

AND TO THE FARM OF CONVICT CHRISTOPHER MAGEE.

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WELL WELL UNCLE TOM !20 6 bruce 06
BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s

 

 

and HUMBOLDT TELLS OF GIANT TREES HE SAW IN SENEGAL IN 1791

THE TREE OF 1000 YEARS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298785

A LETTER FROM JOSEPH LAURIE

The BELLS were closely associated with the LAURIES and LAURIETON.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article814750

TIMBER RESERVES.

(To the Editor of the Maitland Mercury.)

SIR,-I notice in your issue of the 8th inst., a letter on the reservation of timber, signed by Thomas Shaw, I believe some of his hints are good, and as this is a matter which concerns many, perchance a hint from one who has had 40 years’ experience may not be out of place. So I will be as brief as possible, and confine myself to a few remarks only.

First-The wilful and shameful destruction of timber. At present the law is, that any man holding a license can go on to Government land (except Reserves) and cut away at any tree or sapling he thinks fit. No one has a right to interfere with him, so long as he holds his license ; he is never asked what he means to do with the timber he falls. No doubt you will say, surely no man on earth will fall timber without making use of it. But I can prove to you that it has been done, and that in a wholesale manner. On the Nambucca there have been hundreds of trees, both cedar and pine, cut down many years ago. And they are still there, and will ever remain so, as they are now too rotten for any use. On Camden Haven, a few years ago, the inhabitants took a sudden fit and cut down every beech tree that could be found ; in fact millions of feet, and there it lies, rotting on the ground ; and many a tree of hardwood as well-and yet the people who cut the said timber had no way of removing it to market. So there it remains, a loss to the man who would have used it, a loss to the colony, and a loss to the world at large. And yet the present licensing system allows this wholesale destruction, Surely this system could be improved upon, and before I close I shall give you my idea on the matter, and I hope some of your readers will give a better.

Second,-I will now make a few remarks on the reservation of timber. Government has adopted a plan of making a reserve of certain portions of land in various places on the East Coast, for the sake of preserving timber. My opinion is, the plan is rotten in the core. The reserves are made where the best timber is to be found. So far so good. But tell me what they mean by preserving timber that has arrived at its full growth, and every day turning back to its mother earth. This seems to me to be wilful waste, and almost as bad as the men who cut timber and leave it to rot. I may be wrong, but I am against all special timber reserves. I would say, throw it open, and let us have free trade, and encourage colonial industry. At the same time I would make it the special duty of the local constable to ascertain if each man had a license, and what they were cutting for ; see that they mean to use the timber they ore cutting down. And above all, see that no hardwood timber is cut down less than two feet, or six feet in girth, three feet from the ground. This would be preserving timber in the right way ; for timber in this country does not take so long to grow as some think it does, I know large trees that were only saplings thirty years ago ; and at this place we have trees a foot through that were only whipsticks six years ago. And Mr. Hibbard, of Port Macquarie, tells me he knows trees at Shoalhaven three feet through that were mere saplings seventeen years ago (spotted gum). I will now draw to a close, and I trust that some other hand will take the matter up. I have merely given my own opinion, and I think any one who does so deserves a certain amount of credit, let him be right or wrong If I was to go on and state the use and durability of each kind of tree I do not know where I would end.

Third.- This much I may say : people must not run away with the idea that because timber is of a certain kind it must be good. Such is not the case. For instance, the ironbark at this place is a poor wood indeed ; at Gloucester, the kitchen at the old accommodation house was shingled with ironbark shingles in the year 1836, yet the roof is waterproof. It depends on the ground and locality where the timber is grown, In the school house, in Port Macquarie, the rafters are saplings, known as the leaf tea-tree ; and although they were put there under the cruel lash and the bitter years of tyranny, yet the said rafters are as sound as the day they were put there.

-Yours respectfully,

J0SEPH LAURIE.

Laurieton, 14th January, 1881.

[We need scarcely say that we shall be glad at any time to receive and publish letters such as the above, and we hope the important subject of timber conservation will receive due public attention till amendment in the law and “practice is achieved.

James Bell was transported for housebreaking in 1831. He married Wilhelmina McLeod on 29/9/1840 at the SCOTS CHURCH, PATERSON. Wilhelmina was the daughter of WILLIAM MCLEOD and JANET MACKAY and was 17 years old when she married JAMES.

Their son , JOHN BELL, married Mary Ann McNeil in Taree on 27th June 1878. At the time John gave his place of residence as RAWDON VALE , district of Gloucester. Roy Burton was told by a now deceased aunt that John’s parents were James and Wilhelmina which we now know to be so.  Witnesses to the marriage of John and Mary Ann were JOSEPH LAURIE and MARGARET BELL. Joseph Laurie Snr owned property at RAWDON VALE locality. The witness Joseph Laurie was probably the fifth son of Joseph Senior. (Refer to “EARLY HISTORY OF THE CAMDEN HAVEN” Page 16. The LAURIES.The LAURIES were then living at PEACH GROVE now known as LAURIETON.

John’s eldest sister married a LAURIE. His brother NORMAN BELL married AGNES FRASER whose mother was JANET LAURIE and named their daughter JANET LAURIE BELL.

When John Bell and Granny Bell left the Tweed they lived the rest of their lives in LAURIETON.

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An article with Joseph Laurie presiding as magistrate

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article862425

The Maitland Mercury… Thursday 23 November 1882, page 6

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10 12 laurieton hotel

LAURIETON HOTEL 10 2 laurieton

STATISTICS OF NEW SOUTH WALES, FROM 1837 TO 1853.

STATISTICS OF NEW SOUTH WALES,

FROM 1837 TO 1853.

(From the Herald, July 4.)

The following is a condensed account of some of the Statistics of the Colony, for a period of sixteen years, compiled from official records in

the Colonial Secretary’s office. They were placed upon the table of the Legislative Council on the 28th of last mouth, and ordered by the Council to be printed.

POPULATION.

The following is the return of the increase and decrease of the population of New South Wales, from the 1st January to 3ist December, 1853; and of the total number at the latter date :

INCREASE.-By immigration : males, 23,189 ; females, 10,738; total, 33,936. By birth: males, 4,493; females, 4,367 ; total, 8,860.

TOTAL INCREASE.-Males, 27,69l ; females, 15,105 ; being a total increase of both sexes of 42,796.

DECREASE.-By deaths : males, 2,311 ; females, l,865; total, 4,173. By departure: males, 12,699 ; females, 2887 ; total, 15,586.

TOTAL DECREASE,-Males, 15,010; females, 4952 ; making a total decrease in both sexes of 19,962.

NET INCREASE.-Males, 12,681 ; females, 10,153 ; making a total net increase of 22,834.

Population on 31st December, 1852; males, 118,687; females, 89,597 ; total, 208,254.

Population on 3lst December, 1853: males,v131,368; females, 99,720 ; total, 231,088.

IMMIGRATION.

The following is a return of the number of

immigrants who arrived in the colony of New

South Wales, from the 1st January 1832, to the

31st December, 1853 :

IMMIGRANTS AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE.-In

1832.792; in 1833, 1253; in 1834, 484 ; in

1835,545; in 1836, 806; in 1837, 2664; in

1838, 6102; in 1839, 7852; in 1840, 5216; in

1841, 12,188; in 1812, 5071; in 1843, none;

in 1844, 2726; in 1845, 497; in 1846, none;

in 1847, none; in 1S48, 4376; in 1849,8309;

in 1850, 4078 ; in 1851, 1846 ; in 1852, 4981 ;

in 1853, 10,412; total, 80,200.

IMMIGRANTS AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.-In

1832, 1214; in 1833, 1432; in 1834, 1080; in

1835, 883; in 1836, 913; in 1837. 813; in

1838, 1328; in 1839, 1983 ; in 1840, 1306 ; in

1841,1598; in 1852, 1534 ; in 1843,967; in.

1844, 485; in 1845, 461; in 1846, 402; in

1847, 515; in 1848,651; in 1849, 1492; in

1850,559; in 1851, 756; in 1852, 3781; in

1853, 3355; total, 27,508.

GENERAL TOTAL OF ARRIVALS.-In 1832,

2006; in 1833,2685; in 1834, 1564; in 1835,

1428; in 1836, 1721 ; in 1837, 3477; in 1838,

7430; in 1839,9835; in 1840. 6522 ; in 1841,

13,786; in 1842, 6605 ; in 1343, 967 ; in 1844.

3211 ; in 1845, 958; in 1846, 402 ; in 1847,

515; in 1848, 5027 ; in l849, 9801 ; in l850,

4637; in 1851,2602; in 1852,8762; in 1853,

13,767; total, 107,703.

 

THOMAS SANDERS

THOMAS SANDERS WHO CAME AS CONVICT ON THE MATILDA IN THE 3RD FLEET IN 1791 IS SAID TO BE CONNECTED TO OUR SANDERS’ WHO CAME AS ASSISTED EMIGRANTS ON THE VICTORIA IN 1849. HERE ARE SOME RANDOM THOMAS SANDERS ENTRIES IN NLA NEWSPAPERS. MIGHT BE OUR THOMAS. MIGHT NOT.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627860

A GRANT TO THOMAS SANDERS 1809

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627956

The Public are hereby cautioned against buying or purchasing from George Barnett, a Farm, at the Hawkesbury, known by the name of Bofton’s Farm, at Mulgrave Place, or any thing on the said Farm ; together with a Mare, Cart, and Harness, they being my Property.,

(signed) Thomas Sanders

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 24 March 1810, page 2

BELLINGER NOTES FROM THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

MAY HOLS 08 017

BELLINGEN BRIDGE 2008

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article692605

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE : COASTERS IN 1847.

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BELLINGER CEDAR IN 1847

NORTHERN CEDAR.-On Monday last we noticed the arrival of some extraordinarily large logs of cedar, by the new schooner built at the Bellinger River for Mr. John Robertson, Market Wharf: Since then we have learnt that one-half the cargo (30,000  feet cedar) is the produce of only one tree, the parent of the immense logs first noticed. This interesting specimen of Bellinger produce yielded about 15,000 feet sawn timber, and realised in Sydney upwards of one hundred guineas. The purchase, we believe, has been made for the China market; and as the quality of this cedar is correspondent with its magnitude, it will tend, we trust, to increase the growing repute of Australian cedar with the Celestials.-S. M. Herald, August 19. 1847

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article692605

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693044

THE SCHOONER . VIXEN. -We are happy to state that this vessel, which has for some

time past been given up by most persons as lost, arrived in the harbour in safely on

Tuesday evening. Captain Stevens informs us, that after leaving this port for Newcastle

on the 17th July, he experienced nothing but heavy gales from the westward, and was

driven to a distance of about four hundred miles off the land, which he did not make

again until the 7th ultimo, when be spoke the ketch Brothers, of Sydney, (being then

off the Bellinger River) in a very distressed state, but could render her no assistance, as

the gale had not abated. Captain Stevens then bore up for the Richmond River, and 

from thence has brought on a full cargo of cedar.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693881

The new schooner built at the Bellinger River for Mr. John Robertson, and which arrived in Sydney a few weeks since,

has been purchased by Captain Hovenden, of the schooner Harlequin, for the sum of  £905. –

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 1 July 1848, page 2. News 2766 words

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article710635

 

A new three-masted schooner called the Helen arrived in Harbour on Wednesday

last, from the Bellinger River, having been built there by Mr. M’Donald, for Messrs.

Inder and Tebbutt, of Sydney. She is about 90 tons builder’s measurement, and her di-

mensions nr:- 73 feet over keel, 17 feet beam and 7 feet depth of hold. She has on board

45,000 feet cedar

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 26 July 1848, page 3.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article711021

 

The Phoenix, from the Clarence River,

was compelled to seek shelter at the Seal

Rocks on Saturday last, from the southerly

gale, and remained there twenty-four hours.

The schooner Secret, from Moreton Bay, and

the Jane Scott, from the Bellinger River,

were lying there wind-bound on Sunday

morning

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article680322

MURDERS BY THE BLACKS.- Intelligence was received yesterday, in Sydney, from the Bellinger River, dated the 17th inst. stating
that Daniel Devlin, His wife, and Dennis Cheyne, all living on John Robertson’s cedar cutting station, had been inhumanly murdered by the blacks. The same letter also states that a civilized black, who had been living for a considerable time with Commissioner Massie, had been decoyed away and murdered by the Maitland tribe on the M’Leay River. The white population of these districts are said to be out in pursuit of tbe savages. The particulars may be expected in Sydney in a few days. Mrs. Devlin has left a child nine months old. Her parents
reside at the Five Islands.-Herald, Mar. 30. 1846

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article702844

 

The Star of China has made a fair passage of fourteen days from Auckland, notwithstanding she had experienced exceedingly
had weather along the coast. She was off the Bellinger River on the 23rd instant, having been driven out of her course by south-west
winds and strong northerly currents. On Friday last, she was compelled to seek shelter in Seal Rock Bay, where she remained about
thirty hours ; and on Sunday put into Port Stephens, from whence she sailed on Tuesday morning.

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 2 June 1849, page 3.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article700673

The master of the schooner Fama, David
Dennis, was drowned at the Bellinger River,

on the 22nd July, by the capsizing of a boat

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 1 September 1849, page 3.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695589

THE STEAMER ” PHOENIX.”-A rumour has been in circulation, since the arrival from the

Richmond River of the ketch Pelican, that the Phoenix was on the bar at the Clarence. The

news was communicated by some blacks to one of the passengers by the Pelican, but in the

absence of more authentic information we would hope that the rumour is without foundation.

People’s Advocate, March 16.-Rumours were rife in town last night that the Phoenix steamer,

now 14 days overdue on her return trip from the Clarence to Sydney, had been wrecked on her

passage thither. We give the rumour as it reached us, and believe it to have originated in

a report of the blacks, of their having discovered some bags of flour and other articles of a description likely to have been an up-country cargo, on

the line of coast, floated ashore between the Bellinger and Richmond Rivers-Bell’s Life,

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 20 March 1850, page 2.

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READ ON AT THE LINKS ABOVE FOR MORE BELLINGER TALES. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA. BRAVO !

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THE BRIDGE AT GLENIFFER (NAMED BY A CRAIG ANCESTOR) NEVER NEVER CREEK GLENIFFER VALLEY

 

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

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NLA NEWSPAPERS – TUMBULGUM AND THE TWEED RIVER

 

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JOHN and NORMAN BELLS’ LANDS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TUMBULGUM. I came to live on the Tweed in 2001 and in Tumbulgum in 2002. My mother Joyce Bells and her sisters and brother grew up in Sydney in a street called TWEEDMOUTH AVENUE. My own granddaughter Madeline was born at TWEED HEADS HOSPITAL in 2004.

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TENDERS for the CONVEYANCE OF MAILS ON NORTH  COAST NSW AND TRAIN SCHEDULES

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article819748

ESTIMATES FOR SUBORDINATE ROADS IN NORTHERN NSW 1883

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article869143

Cudgen, via Guilfoyle’s C, P. and M’Leod’s Creek, to

Tweed Junction, 8 miles, £200; Murwillumbah to
Tumbulgum, 8 miles, £200; Byangum, via Tweed
Junction to border, 30 miles, £1500; Byangum, via

Sebastopol, to Tweed River Heads, 6 miles, £150

CESSATION OF FERRY SERVICES ON TWEED RIVER 1934

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1172177

TWEED FERRYMAN SAVES WOMAN’S LIFE AT TUMBULGUM APRIL 1934

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1185619

TRUCK PLUNGES

FROM PUNT

Ferryman Saves
Woman’s Life

MURWILLUMBAH, April 2.

When the hand punt was almost across the north arm of the Tweed
River at Tumbulgum late this afternoon a motor truck which It was con-
veying suddenly ran back, broke the gates of the punt and fell into the
river, which at this spot is eight or nine feet deep. The truck was driven
by Mr. O. Hicks, who was accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs.
Daly, of Newstead, Brisbane.

Mrs- Daly, the only occupant of the truck at the time, was seated in the
driver’s cabin. The ferryman, E. Hill, realising her danger, promptly leaned
over the lip of the punt and pulled her back on board. While running to
his wife’s assistance Mr. Daly fell and badly injured his leg. Half an hour
later the truck was hauled out of the water by a breakdown car.

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MURWILLUMBAH BEING  APP 10 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF CONDONG. MAYBE LESS. IT IS NOW THE MAIN TOWNSHIP AND CONDONG AND TUMBULGUM ARE SMALL VILLAGES. HERE are SOME NLA MURWILLUMBAH STORIES

MURWILLUMBAH HOTEL 1872

A CASE of most brutal assault occurred very

recently on the Tweed River. From the in-

formation that has reached us (Clarence

Examiner) we learn that a German named

William Mayers, a publican, residing and keep

ing the Murwillumbah Hotel on the Tweed

River, assaulted and beat his wife while in the

pains of labor, and that when the mother was

delivered the child was found not only lifeless,

but with two bruises one on the right temple ;

READ ON AT http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298630

 

SUGAR CANE 1873 AND THE DRY SEASON

TWEED ROADS 1873