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CLARENCE MACLEAY SANDERS

 

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Thursday 30 April 1936,

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17347377

clarrie The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW  1842-1954), Thursday 30 April 1936,

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UPDATE TO READY OR NOT

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I am placing the READY OR NOT research on a page of its own. (see above). Updated today is the story of JOHANNAH READY and FRANCIS PENDERGRAST. 

TOBERMORY ISLE OF MULL SCOTLAND

JANET MCLEAN

 
Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, May 7, 1838; Issue 18419.

 TOBERMORY 1588Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, May 7, 1838; Issue 18419.

2TOBERMORY 1588Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, May 7, 1838; Issue 18419.

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IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION MATTERS IN THE LATE 1830s.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2549499 The Hobart Town Courier Friday 12 January 1838, page 2. News 2380 words

THE NEWSPAPERS FEATURING SOME OF THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN EMIGRATION IN THE 1830s.

EMIGRATION 1838 1 article2550005-3-001The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 March 1838, page 2 bell_1_md
EM2article2550005-3-002The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 March 1838, page 2 bell_1_md
EM3article2550005-3-003The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 March 1838, page 2

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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3

1 EMIGRATION article2550109-3-001The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550109

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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 February 1838, page 2

DISEASE article2549868-3-001The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 February 1838, page 2

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Cite: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2541249

  • Immigration.
  • The following circular has been ad-
    dressed, by Mr. Ward Stephens, the
    editor and proprietor of the Sydney
    Herald, to many of the large, landed pro-
  • prietors in the agricultural counties of
    England. It is a matter of very little
    consequence to the Colonists of New
    South Wales, from what particular di-
    vision of the British Empire we receive
    our supplies of Immigrants, provided
    that care is taken in the selection, to
    insure the introduction of such only as
    are of good moral character and indus-
    trious habits.  READ ON
  • BY AN ANGLO AUSTRALIAN
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Individual    Relationship    Steps
JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN is the home person    0
JOHN MCNEIL    JOHN MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
ALLAN MCNEIL    ALLAN MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
ALEXANDER(ALICK) MCNEIL    ALEXANDER(ALICK) MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
NEIL MCNEIL    NEIL MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
ELIZA MCNEIL    ELIZA MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
JANET MCNEIL    JANET MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
GRACE MCNEIL    GRACE MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
ELIZABETH SARAH MCNEIL    ELIZABETH SARAH MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
PRISCILLA HARRIET MCNEIL    PRISCILLA HARRIET MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
ANNIE MCNEIL    ANNIE MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
MARY ANN MCNEIL    MARY ANN MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
JOHN MCLEAN    JOHN MCLEAN is the father of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
GRACE MCGUINESS(MCINNES)    GRACE MCGUINESS(MCINNES) is the mother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
DELAMORE WYNTER    DELAMORE WYNTER is the husband of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
JOHN MCNEIL    JOHN MCNEIL is the husband of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    1
MARY JANE MARTIN    MARY JANE MARTIN is a daughter-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the wife of her son)    2
JANET EASTON    JANET EASTON is a daughter-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the wife of her son)    2
NORMAN BELL    NORMAN BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
WILLIAM ALLEN BELL    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
JAMES A BELL    JAMES A BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
ROY MCNEIL BELL    ROY MCNEIL BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
LESLIE  D.R. BELL    LESLIE  D.R. BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
JANET BELL    JANET BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL    WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
ANNE MCLEOD BELL    ANNE MCLEOD BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
MARY HENRIETTA BELL    MARY HENRIETTA BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
JOSEPH MOYNA    JOSEPH MOYNA is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
JAMES ANDERSON    JAMES ANDERSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
ALFRED E LAYT    ALFRED E LAYT is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
WILLIAM ANDERSON    WILLIAM ANDERSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
THOMAS FOSTER    THOMAS FOSTER is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
WILLIAM JAMES THOMSON    WILLIAM JAMES THOMSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
JOHN BELL    JOHN BELL is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter)    2
JOHN MCLEAN    JOHN MCLEAN is the paternal grandfather of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
MARY MACDONALD    MARY MACDONALD is the paternal grandmother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
DONALD MCGUINESS(MCINNES)    DONALD MCGUINESS(MCINNES) is the maternal grandfather of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
ALAN MCCALMAN    ALAN MCCALMAN is the maternal grandmother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
JOHN MCNEIL    JOHN MCNEIL is the father-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    2
JACK BELL    JACK BELL is a great-grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
GARY BELL    GARY BELL is a great-grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
ELAINE JOY BELL    ELAINE JOY BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
JOYCE BELL    JOYCE BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
BETTY BELL    BETTY BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
JEAN BELL    JEAN BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
JESSIE SARAH READY    JESSIE SARAH READY is the wife of a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3

JAMES BELL    JAMES BELL is an in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3
WILHELMINA MCLEOD    WILHELMINA MCLEOD is an in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN    3

JUDE    JUDE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4
LYNNE SANDERS    LYNNE SANDERS is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4

SUSAN SANDERS    SUSAN SANDERS is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4

BENJAMIN POMROY    BENJAMIN POMROY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE    JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
KATI BRAITHWAITE    KATI BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
CASSANDRA POMROY    CASSANDRA POMROY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
JOSEFINE DEWBERRY    JOSEFINE DEWBERRY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5

MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE    MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6

IN THIS YEAR : 1838 -JESSIE – JENNET-JANET MCLEAN (later MCNEIL) ON THE BRILLIANT

 

1838
The BRILLIANT brought Scottish Bounty Immigrants including :
JESSIE(JENNET, JANET) MCLEAN MOTHER OF MARY ANN MCNEIL( later to become known as GRANNY BELL of LAURIETON, wife of the Invalid Mr John Bell. ) Janet was born in 1831 so she was only a child of 6-7 when she came. Her parents were JOHN MCLEAN and GRACE MCINNES(McGuiness)

The John Bells during the 1880s are said to have had a house at Palm Vale on the Tweed and the accident which invalided him. apparently rendering him unable to walk and preceding their removal to LAURIETON, took place in the sugar industry on the Tweed near CONDONG and TUMBULGUM.

Mary Ann married John  in 1878 in Taree.   

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immigration article4168774-3-001The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 17 November 1837, page 2 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4168774
The Hobart Town Courier Friday 17 November 1837 Supplement: Supplement to the Hobart Town Courier., page 2.

The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 5 January 1838, page 2
With the BRILLIANT due later in JANUARY.

BUNMORAH article4167785-3-001The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 5 January 1838, page 2

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JESSIE – JENNETT – JANET MCLEAN AND THE BRILLIANT 1838

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, October 14, 18372 EMBARKATION BRILLIANT

THIRD AND LAST EMBARKATION OF HIGHLANDERS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE SEASON
Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Saturday, October 14, 1837; Issue 18331.

Ships to Australia 1837-39

From the British Parliamentary Papers of 1839 II – Respecting Emigration to the Colonies

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/au1838.htm

The Brilliant, a sailing ship of 428 tons, left Scotland for the Australian Colonies on September 27, 1837 and carried some 300 Scottish
people who were leaving their homeland under the bounty immigration system.

The selection was made by a selecting officer. 320 people embarked on the BRILLIANT and there was only one death recorded. The BRILLIANT was built in MONTREAL in 1834 and was 429 tons. She was taken up by the EMIGRATION DEPARTMENT on August 19 1837 in LEITH . The emigrants embarked in the HEBRIDES. The name of the owner was S PATERSON and she was hired at the rate of 4pounds 17/6 per ton.  A. Campbell was the Surgeon Superintendent on the voyage. The BRILLIANT departed on the 27 Sep 1837 and arrived in NSW on 27 Jan 1838. 126 days at sea with a touching at the Cape on 29 Nov 1837.
74 males.
84 females.
59 children between 14 and 7.
103 children under 7.
320 in total with 2 children born on the voyage.
The 1 death was that of a child.

"They Came in the Brilliant: A History of the McLaurin, McMee" Author: J. O. Randell

Title: They Came in the Brilliant: A History of the McLaurin, McMeekin and Paton Families
Publisher: Brown Prior Anderson Location: U.S.A.

From Log Of Logs, Vol.2. By Ian Nicholson
Brilliant, ship 428t, Gilkinson; Tobermory, Mull, 27/9 with 318 Highland
1837-1838 immigrants for Sydney.
+ Account of departure published in *Inverness Courier,
reproduced in
*Australian Biography & General Record, No. 15. (Sydney July
1990)

 

 

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-IMMIGRATION-SHIPS/2007-12/1197018234

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/australia1837.htm

 

Watterson Family http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~watterson/wattersonrootsweb.html

McLeod Family of Ulmarra

  • Letters published in Sydney Morning Herald in January 1838 regarding the voyage of the "Brilliant"

NSW State Records film # 1288 SCOTTISH BOUNTY MIGRANTS.

ON THE BRILLIANT 1837-1838

JOHN McGREGOR .

John, Elizabeth and their young family came to Australia in 1838 on the ship "Brilliant" and settled in the Williams River area. They later moved to the Clarence River district where John and Elizabeth resided for the remainder of their lives.

John McGregor died 28th August, 1888 at Ulmarra, NSW, and Elizabeth on 25th August, 1869, also at Ulmarra.

http://www.angelfire.com/bc/juliette/page4.html

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ULMARRA 2008

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Meanwhile  Queen Victoria was being crowned as per following article

When Victoria Was Crowned; DESCRIPTION OF THE CORONATION OF 1838, BY AN EYE-WITNESS OF THE IMPOSING CEREMONIAL.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9F0CEED6103DEE32A25752C1A9639C946397D6CF

FROM THE CEMETERIES SITE OF GREAT LAKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

http://greatlakeshistorical.museum.com/cemeteries.html
http://greatlakeshistorical.museum.com/krambach.html

Obituary notice.

Donald Cameron.

The death of Mr. Donald Cameron of Port Stephens of which the usual Obituary Notice was inserted in the "Empire" of Friday last deserves a more extended notice than it then and there received.

Mr. Cameron was a native of Ardnamurchan, Argyleshire, Scotland and was upwards of sixty years of age when he emigrated with his family to the colony per ship "Brilliant" which sailed from Tobar Mory in the Isle of Mull in the year 1838, being ninety years of age when he died on the 12th instant. READ ON

JANET/JENNETT MCLEAN ALSO SAILED FROM TOBER MORY IN THE ISLE OF MULL.

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TOBER MORY BY JAMES WISEMAN http://www.jameswiseman.com/tobermory.php

OTHER MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT.
Allan McLean and Janet McFarlane

http://jamesobrien.id.au/genealogy/allan-mclean-and-janet-mcfarlane/

Inverness Courier Index 1837, p212

A large body of emigrants sailed from Tobermory on the 27th of September for New South Wales. The vessel was the Brilliant, and its size and splendid fittings were greatly admired. “the people to be conveyed by this vessel are decidedly the most valuable that have ever left the shores of Great Britain; they are all of excellent moral character, and from their knowledge of agriculture, and management of sheep and cattle, must prove a most valuable acquisition to a colony like New South Wales.” The Rev. Mr Macpherson, of Tobermory, preached a farewell sermon before the party sailed. The total number of emigrants was 322, made up as follows:—From Ardnamurchan and Strontian, 105; Coll and Tiree, 104; Mull and lona, 56; Morven, 25; Dunoon, 28; teachers, 2; surgeons, 2. A visitor from New South Wales presented as many of the party as he met with letters of introduction, and expressed himself highly gratified with the prospect of having so valuable an addition to the colony. A Government agent superintended the embarkation.

THERE are a lot of MCLEANS on this BRILLIANT trip of 1838.
Some of them include:

MCLEAN Allan 49
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Wife 40; boat builder

MCLEAN Allan 28
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Wife 20; shepherd

MCLEAN Allan 19
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Unmarried; farm servant

MCLEAN Anne 18
Brilliant
Unmarried; country servant

MCLEAN Anne 15
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Unmarried; country servant

 

 

MORE MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT 1838

MCLEAN Archibald 22
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Unmarried; farm servant

MCLEAN Archibald 16
Brilliant 24/01/1838
Unmarried; farm servant

MCLEAN Bell 25 Brilliant
24/01/1838
Unmarried; housemaid

MCLEAN Charles 36
Brilliant  24/01/1838 

Wife 35; farm servant

MORE MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT 1838

MCLEAN Donald 28 Brilliant
Wife 30; mason

MCLEAN Donald 30
Brilliant
Wife 28; farm servant

MCLEAN Dugald 30
Unmarried; fam overseer

MCLEAN Ellen 20
Unmarried; country servant

MCLEAN Hugh 23
Unmarried; shepherd

MCLEAN Isabella 20
Unmarried; housemaid

MCLEAN James 16
Unmarried; farm servant

MCLEAN Janet 18
Unmarried; country servant

MCLEAN Janet 29
Unmarried; housemaid

MCLEAN John 32
Wife 28; farm servant

MCLEAN John 32
Wife 27; farm servant

MCLEAN Marion 68
Widow; farm housekeeper

MCLEAN Mary 27
Unmarried; housemaid

MCLEAN Roderick 35
Wife 35; farm servant

MCLEAN Roderick 30
Wife 22; farm servant

article2550732-3-001The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 27 January 1838

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 27 January 1838

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550732

brilliant article2550113-3-001The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550113

   

 

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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 3 February 1838, page 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2547105

   

 

TALES OF THE TWEED AND SUGAR IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306169

BRISBANE COURIER FRIDAY 7 JANUARY 1870

READ FULL ARTICLE FOR Guilfoyle’s description of landscape and flora as well as local residents as he sails up the Tweed River in his small boat.

 

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Mr Guilfoyle also speaks of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

THE TWEED RIVER.

By M. Guilfoyle.

Although several of the local papers have
given publicity to the object which I had in
visiting the Tweed-valley, for the purpose of

establishing a sugar plantation and a tropical
nursery, I am tempted to say something in
praise of this most beautiful river, merely for
the purpose of making known to those who have
an idea of cultivating the sugar cane what
might be done there by perseverance and a
small amount of capital. The Tweed is the
most northern river of New South Wales. At
half-past 5 o’clock on Wednesday, the 10th of
November, my party and myself, &c, left
Sydney, and arrived at 9 o’clock at night, on the
following Friday, off the Heads or entrance to
the river

READ ON

MCLEOD ON CONDONG PLAINS

So far we have placed John and Normal Bell with their families on the TWEED RIVER. We also have their sister Wilhelmina who married GEORGE DINSEY. There is a MR BELL christian name unknown supervising at ABBOTSFORD MILL( I don’t yet know which mill that was. ) Now a JOHN MCLEOD appears and McLeod is the maiden name of the mother WILHELMINA who came on the JAMES MORAN in 1839. She had other children with her whose names I don’t as yet have.

WANTED to Let, on Clearing Leases, Seven FARMS, of from forty to fifty acres each; fine scrub land; river frontage, Tweed River ¡ eight miles from the Heads. Apply to Mr. JOHN M’LEOD, Condong Plains, Tweed River ; or E. W. S. HAYLEY, Southgate, Clarence River. 2575

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1295006

The Brisbane Courier Friday 30 August 1872, page 1.

This is 3 years after JOHN BELL acquires his land and 6 years before he married MARY ANN MCNEIL.

 

And in 1881;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article919217

he Brisbane Courier Saturday 30 April 1881, page 5

“Unique” writes from the Tweed River:
” On the evening of Easter Monday the rather monotonous course of life on the Tweed was broken by a ball given by the employes of the C.S.R. Company, and which, under the kind auspices of Mr. and Mrs Isaacs, bids fair to become one of the annual events of the neighbourhood. A range of the barracks had been prepared for the festive occasion, and, although the weather was unpropitious, a goodly array of the votaries of Terpsichore assembled. The room had  been most effectively decorated by the hands of f$air neighbours-wreaths, crowns, and pendants of varied colours relieved tbe sombre green of the foliage with which the walls and roof had been profusely ornamented, and with the brilliancy of the lights and the bright eyes and flowing drapery of the ladies, combined to produce a tout ensemble seldom seen in the neighbourhood. Dancing commenced at 8 o’clock to the enlivening strains of three musicians, and dance succeeded dance in rapid succession till long past the small hours of the morning. At a late hour the party broke up with many expressions of pleasure on the part of the hosts that their guests had been sufficiently enterprising to brave such stormy weather, and of hope that on a future occasion Condong might again be honoured by their presence.

 

 

THE COTTAGE

THE COTTAGE BILAMBIL 2008

James had been born to John and Mary Ann by this time and Norman was born in 1881.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3429862 FROM BRISBANE COURIER THURSDAY MAY 8 . In 1884, Mr T Steel from the CONDONG MILL sent a large series of animals to the QUEENSLAND MUSEUM for nomenaclature.and two of those were included in science and named as follows;

    1. a tree frog resembling in coloration an American  species. Now named HYLA FENESTRATA and
    2. a fish of the GENUS GALAXUS which was to be described as GALAXIAS BREVIANALUS

The ABBOTSFORD MILL I find in the BRISBANE COURIER 5 AUGUST 1882 was erected near the JUNCTION – the village now called TUMBULGUM. This one did not belong to the massive COLONIAL SUGAR REFINING COMPANY to which CONDONG belonged. It belonged to PRINGLE, SHANKY and CO. Small but enterprising beginners.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3412851

 

IN 1886 the schooner CONDONG, of the TWEED RIVER, was carrying logs of beech, cedar and pine into BRISBANE. In the same year a general servant was wanted for the CONDONG MILL at 15s per week.

IN 1889 E DOWLING of Condong won 900 pounds in the  TATTERSALLS MELBOURNE- CUP SWEEPS.

And in 1892, the BELLS went south to LAURIETON. Some of the family remained. Wilhelmina Dinsey for one.

AND FROM TUMBULGUM, where I lived from 2002-2005;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3701412

The Brisbane Courier Tuesday 12 September 1899,

A correspondent of a New South Wales
top-country paper questions whether the
Hunter district is entitled to the credit of
producing the largest pumpkins. He says :
-” I read an account of prolific pumpkins
in the Hunter. The Hunter may be a won-
derful place for pumpkins, but a neighbour
of mine, at Tumbulgum, lost a sow not long

since. He searched everywhere for several
days without success, and at last came to
the conclusion that she was dead.- But one
day, while riding across his farm, he no-

ticed something peculiar about one of his
pumpkins. He rode over to see, and was
surprised to find his sow. She had eaten
her way into the pumpkin, made a bed, and
had a litter of thirteen young ones all inside
the pumpkin

 

the DEATH OF GEORGE DINSEY http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3963005

BELLINGER BITS AND PIECES

http://electronicquill.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/odds-and-ends-on-a-sunday/

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Joyce and Bruce Sanders honeymooned in Urunga at the mouth of the Bellinger River in 1948. In the 1970s Lynne,Susan and Jon as well as Joyce and Bruce and Susan’s daughter Josefine relocated from Belmore in Sydney to Urunga. The Bellinger then became home to children, grandchildren and husbands. Susan married into the POMROY family of URUNGA and Lynne married into the BRAITHWAITE family of Bellingen.

For today – odds and ends of BELLINGEN in the NLA.

http://electronicquill.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/odds-and-ends-on-a-sunday/

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.

 

CONNECTIONS FROM MURWILLUMBAH AND THE TWEED – BELLS, BIGNELLS, LAURIES AND MORE

NORMAN BELL was the older brother of JOHN BELL wife of MARY ANN MCNEIL. They had adjoining land at CONDONG on the TWEED.

Their parents were JAMES AND WILHELMINA as noted elsewhere. James was the housebreaker transported from Glasgow in 1831 on the YORK and WILHELMINA was the daughter of WILLIAM MCLEOD and JANET MACKAY who came on the JAMES MORAN in 1839. They married in 1839 at MAITLAND when WILHELMINA was 17 years old. Check in the search engine to the right for further details. It appears at this time that the Mcleods and Mackays came as a result of the ruthless clearances of the Sutherland Shires in the HIGHLANDS of Scotland. In the 1860s the BELL boys have land on the TWEED. The NSW BDM records indicate that their father JAMES died in 1859( to be verified). I do not know what brought the boys ( and perhaps more members of their family north from the Maitland Area). Land is also indicated to belong to WILHELLMINA BELL – mother ? sister ? daughter ?

NORMAN BELL was born 1845 and died 15 June 1924 . He is buried in BARRINGTON CEMETERY. His occupations are listed at TWEED RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY as farmer/grazier. Whilst on Tweed he was resident at CONDONG. Norman married in 1870 at DUNGOG NSW. His wife was AGNES FRASER HIGGINS and her mother was JANET LAURIE. As my mother used to tell me the BELLS and the LAURIES were ‘tied in somehow”. Her father was JOHN HIGGINS. Agnes Higgins was born at Pt Stephens in 1846 and died in CHATSWOOD, SYDNEY in 1929.

Their children;

names birthdate and place marriage date and spouse death date and place
JANET LAURIE 1871 TWEED RIVER 1898 GEORGE BIGNELL MURWILLUMBAH  
WILLIMINA A 1872 TWEED RIVER JOHN A. GUNN COPELAND 1895 1911 STROUD NSW
JAMES WALTER 1874 PORT STEPHENS   15-8-1886 NSW
AGNES MARY 1876 PORT STEPHENS GORDON A D CLARK STROUD 1915  
ELIZABETH J 1878 PORT STEPHENS JOHN STACE PORT STEPHENS 1903
MARGARET CHRISTINA 1881 BARRINGTON THOMAS FARLEY CRICK SYDNEY 1907  
MARY HENRIETTA 1883 COPELAND WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN STROUD 1907 22-8-1938 KRAMBACH NSW
JOHN JAMES 1889 COPELAND   1923 BARRINGTON
NOREINE F 1893 COPELAND    

From these dates it appears Norman left the Tweed district by the early 1870s whereas John’s Children are born on Tweed between 1879 and 1890 with the youngest being born at Laurieton in the early 90s. Hmm. A rethink required again.

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THE INFORMATION I HAVE IS THAT NO 49 IS JOHN BELL’S LAND . ( YET TO BE VERIFIED AS ONE MAP INDICATES CONDONG AND ONE IS FURTHER ALONG NEAR STOTTS CREEK)

 

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GEORGE  BIGNELL. IN 1898 AT MURWILLUMBAH MARRIED JANET LAURIE BELL DAUGHTER OF NORMAN BELL WHO WAS BROTHER OF JOHN BELL, GRANNY’S HUSBAND.  http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=22518

 

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FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1368785

There is mention of a MR BELL managing the ABBOTSFORD SUGAR MILL on the TWEED.

 

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MURWILLUMBAH LINKS

http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html Sercombe Families

JANET MACKAY AND WILHELMINA MCLEOD ON THE WAVERLEY

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(CHECK DATES AND NAMES: INFORMATION FROM TWEED HISTORICAL SOCIETY;

JAMES BELL ,28, from Gallowsgate , Glasgow , Scotland transported for housebreaking. Tried in Glasgow. 7 years. Arrived on the YORK on 7-2-1831. Assigned to Paterson River. Certificate of freedom – 9.8.1838

WILHELMINA MCLEOD emigrated from Sutherland Shire Scotland, with her mother JANET MACKAY , two sisters and a brother on the JAMES MORGAN arriving Sydney 11-2-1839. The family moved to the Hunter.

James and  Wilhelmina married on 29-9-1840  at the Scots Church Paterson.)

The only records I have so far found are as below but its later than February. Best visit BB again and set my thinking straight. In the meantime;

 

JAMES MORGAN MASTER

SHIP Waverley (1) ARRIVED NSW 17.6.1839

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2549022

The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 14 May 1839, page 2.

The Mellish sailed from the Downs on
the 17th January, with a cargo of mer-
chandise for this port. Her agents are
Messrs. Hughes and Hosking.

The Whitby cleared outwards on the
12th January, and the Waverley on the
16th in ballast ; both for Sydney. In

all probability they bring either emigrants

or convicts.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551381

The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 18 June 1839, page 3. News

The Whitby, Captain Melbank, sailed
from Dublin, with female prisoners,
bound to Sydney, four days previous to
the Waverley.

The Waverley spoke the Lady Bute,

from Greenock, bound to South Aus
tialia and Sydney, with merchandise and
passengers, on the 3d May, in lat. 38 °
45′ S., long. 25 50′ E.-all well ; and,
on the 4th May, spoke the Ann Watson,
from Bristol, bound to Launceston and

Sydney, with merchandise and passen-
gers-all well.

SYDNEY GAZETTE.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551380

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1839.

English Intelligence.

By the Waverley, with male convicts
from Ireland, we have received London
papers to the 18th February, inclusive.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2549645

The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 20 June 1839, page 2

The Waverley and Indemnity are advertised for freight or charter.

 

EXPORTS.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2549648

The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 20 June 1839, page 2.

THE WAVERLEY.-Among the convicts
arrived by the Waverley is Carrick, the
Roman Catholic Monk, whose trial and
conviction on a charge of torturing a
child to death created a strong excitement
in Ireland some eight or nine months

since. The Roman Catholics not being
quite so powerful at head quarters as they
were in the time of Sir Richard Bourke,
when another special who shall be name-
less, was brought to Sydney and allowed
to go at large, we presume Carrick will
be forwarded to Port Macquarie forth-
with, or sent to vegetate on Cockatoo

Island.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2546850

The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 25 June 1839, page 2

The CONVICT BARRACKS.-On Satur-
day last His Excellency the Governor
visited the Prisoners’ Barracks, Hyde
Park, for the purpose of inspecting the
convicts who arrived by the Waverley.
The names of the men were called over,

and they were ranged round His Excel-
lency in a circle, when he explained to
them the situation in which they were
placed in regard to the term of probation
they were required to serve before being
assigned to private service, and the
rewards held out to them, by indulgences,
for good behaviour.

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2537911

The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 23 July 1839, page 3.

Vessels cleared from the 13th to the 20th instant

inclusive

July 13-WAVERLEY, 436 tons, Morgan,

master, for India, in ballast.

 

  • Richard GILBERT, 22, Soldier, b. SAL, T: from Dublin 22/02/1839 to Sydney NSW17/06/1839, Ship: Waverley 1.

 

 

 

     

  • Guide to Using the ARK – Musters & Other Papers
  • Waverley (1) 1839 p.1

    Receipts for prisoners etc; and Chief Justice’s Warrants for Military prisoners

     

  • I am including this snippet due to the Bell name being linked with a WAVERLEY trip South. Wilhelmina Mcleod married James Bell. 
  • WINDUSS family – Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

John WINDUSS was born in December 1809 at Otterburn, Yorkshire, England and married Mary BELL. John belonged to the 96th Regiment and arrived in Hobart on 21st September 1841 on the ship “Waverley” with wife Mary.
As with the TEVELEIN family I have found most WINDUSS names in Tasmania and Victoria are connected to John and Mary and there are also WINDUSS descendants of John and Mary in Western Australia and New Zealand.
http://www.flexi.net.au/~rkbt/more_research.html

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While I’m at this one – research to date indicates that WILLIAM and ELIZABETH JACKSON came on WILLIAM BROWN SCHOONER in 1853. Looking at records I find that the BEEJAPORE ( see also CRAIGS AND HURRELLS) which arrived in 1853, brought a number of JACKSONS and was clearly an emigrant ship which the WILLIAM BROWN was not.

Note to self. FOLLOW THROUGH ON THESE RECORDS. NSW STATE ARCHIVES

JACKSON
Elizabeth
32
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Elizabeth
dv
1
and family
Beejapore
1853
2464

JACKSON
Elizabeth
5
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
William
7
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Marianne
10
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

ACKSON
Mary
bv
inft
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Susan
30
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Susan
3
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Thomas
bv
inft
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Robert
32
and family
Beejapore

JACKSON
James
39
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
James
12
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
James
9
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
George T
2
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

JACKSON
Henry
32
and family
Beejapore
1853
2136, 2464

 

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QUIRKS ON THE VICTORIA 1849. WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS ARRIVED AS ASSISTED EMIGRANTS ON VICTORIA 1849

http://www.baker1865.com/quirk.htm

Peter Quirke (1798-1863)- arrived on board the Ship Neptune in 1854

  • Arrived with wife Mary and five children in 1854.
  • Farm labourer, the son of James QUIRKE and Alice QUIRKE née REID, was born at St Johnswell ,Kilkenny Ireland in 1798.

  • He married Catherine RYAN in Kilkenny, Ireland circa 1823. The marriage producing four children.

    • James  QUIRK (c. 1824-dec.),

    • Nicholas (c. 1825-c. 1835), Arrived in NSW on board the Ship Victoria in 1849, he married Mary McMahon

    • Margaret QUIRK (c. 1828-1915),  – Arrived in NSW on board the Ship Victoria in 1849,  she Married George Fell in 1855 and died at Waverley in 1915.

    • Michael Quirk (c1832)

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SAUNDERS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article846289

The Maitland Mercury… Thursday 12 January 1882, page 4.

Sad Fatal Accident.-We greatly regret to announce the death of a fine boy 9 years old the son of Mr Saunders, of Kinchela Creek, An inquest was held by the Coroner, J. Ducat, Esq, on the body of Christopher George Saunders who whs accidentally shot on Tuesday the 3rd inst, at his father’s residence, Kinchela Creek. The evidence disclosed that an elder brother, a boy of eleven years of age, got possession of a gun that was standing in a bedroom and carried it outside to the rear of some banana trees, he then placed the head of a lucifer match on the nipple, and drew the trigger so as to snap the match with the hammer of the gun. On placing a second match and snapping it off in the same manner, the gun went off the muzzle being pointed directly at the head of a younger brother who was sitting on the ground with his back against a water trough, the back portion, being about one half of the head of deceased, was completely blown away, his brains being scattered all about the ground and trough, pieces ot the bone were driven some distance away, Death was instantaneous The gun was only charged with powder and a large wad of brown paprr, it had been loaded some months and the inside of the barrel was a good deal rusted. The boy had taken the gun without the knowledge of his mother or elder brother. The father is absent from the district ; the verdict of the jury was that the deceased was accidentally shot by his brother.-Macleay Herald

YARRABANDINI

Marsup15-L

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article713166

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 26 February 1848, page 4.

M’Leay River, February 2.-The floods in this district have caused great destruction to the standing crops and also to the maize stored in the barns from last year. The inundation was very rapid, and higher than has ever been Known by the oldest residents, excepting an aged black, who states that ” when a picaniny cabon water all the same.”

Yarra-bandini was completely covered, und for many miles around was one sheet of water, in some places 15 to 20 feet deep, and -a fleet of sailing craft could have sailed on the spot where the horses should have run on the 26th January. Messrs. Chapman, Rudder, Ducat, Scott, and the small settlers lower down, are sufferers by the loss of stock, maize etc.

YARRABANDINI : BIRTHPLACE OF HARRIET FRANCES AND WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS IN 1852 and 1854 respectively.

 

Wednesday, July 9, 1851.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article681642

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 July 1851, page 4.

TRANSFERS of runs.

It is hereby notified, for general information, that the interest of the previous occupants in the undermentioned runs of crown lands has
been transferred, with the sanction of the government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the regulations of 1st January, 1848, namely :-.

Chapman and Co.-Yarrabandini-to Chapman Frederick William

DO READ THIS ARTICLE : especially those of us with family from Yarrabandini. An Amazing tale of mud, and Chapmans, and holes more than 14 feet deep.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306237      The Brisbane Courier Monday 9 January 1871, page 4.

 

FATTORINI ISLAND MCLEAY RIVER NSW

WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS arrived in the Colony per VICTORIA on 4-9-1849. Their first child ELIZABETH GRACE was born at Horsely in 1850. Apparently they went to THOMAS SANDERS or his family in this western area of Sydney. They then moved North via the New England and eventually to the MCLEAY RIVER where they made their home. In 1852 HARRIET FRANCES was born at YARRABANDINI as was WILLIAM GEORGE in 1854.  FREDERICK JOHN was born on the MCLEAY RIVER in 1855 and CHARLES HENRY at AUSTRAL EDEN in 1860.

YARRABANDINNI.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-NSW-SE/1999-06/0928673407

Yarrabandini, Mcleay River, Kempsey, NSW was a station 19,200 acres owned by R. Searle that I have listed in 1865

The next three children were born at FLATTORINI ISLAND in 1861,62 and 64. They were ALFRED SIVERT, ERNEST ALBERT and MARY ANN.

The next 5 children were all born in KINCHELA. WALTER,AGNES,EDRED,SARAH and CHRISTOPHER who was accidentally shot by his brother when he was 9 years old and killed.

FLATTORINI ISLAND has my attention today. Looking through the NLA digitised newspapers – I come across the word FATTORINI and am beginning to consider that the Island may well have derived from that name.

I  have a mention of DR FATTORINI. In 1830 he is mentioned as one of the medical men treating the poor of Sydney at the SYDNEY INFORMARY. Other medicos mentioned are DRS BLAND, MITCHELL, FORSTER AND JEANNERET.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2195705

He is also an Honorary Surgeon with the Benevolent Society. In October 1830, a MR MOWATT was robbed by villains. Amongst the takings by the thieves were bills drawn by DR FATTORINI for considerable sums of money. Two villains were involved in the robbery . One was a short man dressed in a black hat, velveteen jacket and dark trowsers. The other was thin and wore a straw hat. An old straw hat. He had dark skin and ” to the best of Mr Mowatt’s recollection” wore whiskers.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196392

On the 11th April 1831 – one AUGUSTUS ANTONIO was attended By Dr Fattorini and Dr McTiernan at the TALBOT INN BRICKFIELD-HILL. He had succumbed to deliterious fumes from one of the vats which were were a-brewing and despite attempts to resuscitate  , life was declared extinct.

I still have no connection between the Island in the River McLeay where the Sanders children were born and the Good Doctor – but I find him an interesting character.

In August 1832, Dr FATTORINI was coming into Sydney from Liverpool, in company with JOSHUA JOHN MOORE Esq. They were travelling on top of the coach when they saw a crowd of people gathered. There was EDWARD KENNEDY in custody of some constables. Straightaways, Dr F recognised the the greatcoat Kennedy wore as being the Doctor’s very own which had been stolen from his servant. Mr Moore joined in. THAT’S THE MAN THAT ROBBED ME – said he. Mr and Mrs Moore had been vigorously robbed of a good many things only a few days before whilst on the road.

Edward Kennedy, however, had witnesses, two of them, to say that he was with them and intoxicated ( a not uncommon condition of the times apparently). The witnesses did a less than effective job of convincing anyone of their veracity and Mr Kennedy was in deep trouble along with his perjuring mates.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208002

In October 1832, the Doctor purchases a farm near the Orphan School At Parramatta. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208970

The transaction ends up in the SUPREME COURT with disputes over the bills and deposit. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2209304

March 1833 sees DR FATTORINI back in the SUPREME COURT in SYDNEY. The case is FATTORINI vs UNDERWOOD.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2211052

Mr Underwood had refused to pay the Doctor for 90 visits he had made. The Judge does mention that Dr F does not appear to be a graduate of any Universities and is a mere surgeon. He does in the end win his case to the amount of 150 pounds.

In 1834 , he applied for 2 lots of over 600 acres each at Brisbane Water, Northumberland Shire. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215174

The land was bounded on the South by Bean’s land , on the North by the section line and on the east by a line to include the quantity. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215587

Still no indication of his having land as far north as the McLeay.

In March 1834 , 3 horses were impounded from the ESTATE OF DR FATTORINI. If they were not claimed by the 24th , Walter Schutt the Poundkeeper was going to sell them. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215738

5 JULY 1834 SYDNEY GAZETTE http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216550

Notwithstanding the late improvements made in the streets of Sydney, there is still great room for further amendment. From the recant rains, parts of Kent and Sussex streets, especially that portion of the former which lies between King and Market streets have become nearly ‘impassable, and several accidents to carriage and foot passengers have been the consequence. Dr. Fattorini a few days since was in great danger of being thrown out of his chaise from this circumstance, while making the tour of his professional visits in that quarter ; we trust therefore that no time will be lost in correcting this evil, of which the inhabitants residing in that neighbourhood loudly complain.

JAMES HAMAGE a servant in Dr F’s employ was brought before the court as a runaway. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196957 Jan 1835. Sydney Gazette.

In the same month another assigned servant who ran away was apprehended . http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197017

Thursday 5 February 1835 . DR FATTORINI HAS REMOVED TO NO 75 PITT-STREET.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197251

This left the elegant verandah cottage he had previously occupied, available for rental. It was in Castlereagh=street – at a rental of 86 pounds per annum. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197406

STILL NO CONNECTION TO THE MCLEAY. WE WILL RETURN TO THE GOOD DOCTOR AT A LATER DATE.

DR FATTORINI’S ASSIGNED SERVANTS ( In brackets after the name is the ship on which the convict arrived . If a number follows it indicates the 1st, 2nd , 3rd etc voyage of that ship to the Colony. )

The first listing is a DR FATTORINI in Sydney in the SYDNEY GAZETTE of July 1832. He had been assigned a labourer GEORGE POTTER (Guildford 8).
DR FATTORINI is also assigned a tinman and brazier by the name of GEORGE COLLINS ( ROYAL GEORGE). DR FATTORINI is still in Sydney in August 1832.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208207
In September 1832, JAMES GORDON (EXMOUTH) was assigned to Dr F as GROOM. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208724
SAMUEL ASHMAN ( LADY HAREWOOD) was assigned to Dr F as a brickmaker. Dr F is listed as SYDNEY. 1832
SAMUEL PARKER (CAMDEN 2) assigned as bricklayer. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2211546 APRIL 1833
A carrier to Dr F. JULY 1833 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2212740
To Dr F a blacksmith http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215740

 

 

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TWEED RIVER

THANKS TO THE TWEED RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BELLS ON THE TWEED. AT CONDONG CREEK.

000_2900 TERRANORA 014 000_2899

TWEED RIVER AT TUMBULGUM NEAR THE BELL LAND.

MT WARNING FROM BILAMBIL.

TUMBULGUM STORE.

 

James Bell’s widow, Wilhelmina Bell (b 1820) did not remarry. She died in 1903 under the name Bell as a widow. She was 83. She was the daughter of William McLeod and Janey McKay. She died on the 2nd March 1903. She married James Bell at age 17 years at Maitland.

At the time of her death her children were:

Mary (Laurie) 57 Wilhelmina (Dinsey) 56
Norman 54 John 52
Margaret (McEachran) 50 Elizabeth (Walker) 48
Christina (Quirk) 47  

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Now John it was who was married to Granny Bell ( Mary Ann Mc Neill) . He had land on the Tweed from 1869 till app 1890 when they went South and Laurieton became the centre of our Bell universe. My own Grandfather Mick Bell ( William Allen) was one of their children. Mick ( Poppa Bell) and Jessie Sarah Ready ( Nana Bell) spent most of their married lives in Redfern and then in TWEEDMOUTH Avenue , ROSEBERY . Coincidence ?

Now in the 21st Century , Lynne Bell Sanders, lives in Bilambil on the Tweed and lived from 2002-2005 in TUMBULGUM which is within 5 kilometres of where the 3 BELLS had their land grants . That was Norman, John and Wilhelmina. Susan Sanders Pomroy lives in Port Macquarie within kilometres of LAURIETON. ( Note that Mary Bell married a LAURIE) . 

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/bells-and-dinseys-and-tweed-pt-2/

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THE TWEED FROM THE NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA NEWSPAPERS DIGITISATION PROJECT.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2186819

SYDNEY GAZETTE 1826

It is thought by some, that the river lately discovered by Captain Logan, 50 miles to the South  of Moreton-bay, and immediately under Mount Warning, designated the DARLING RIVER, is the same of which the late Mr. Uniacke speaks, in Judge Field’s compiled work on this Colony

Mr.Uniacke accompanied Mr. Oxley in a tour to Moreton-bay, and it appears that they fell in with a bay, or river, to the south of Moreton-bay, to which the name of the Tweed was given, but we cannot bring ourselves to believe that the Tweed and the Darling are one and the same,

READ ON.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2188791

THE STORY OF CAPTAIN LOGAN’S EXPLORATION SOUTH OF MORETON BAY AND DOWN TO MT WARNING

The Sydney Gazette and… Friday 17 August 1827, page 2

June 13th. Continued my route eastward, over a very diflicult and mountainous country ; at length perceived Mount Warning, direct in my course   READ ON

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193237

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 22 August 1829, page 2.

EXTRACT FROM THE DIARY OF CAPTAIN BARBUS HM COLONIAL SCHOONER “ALLIGATOR” : AS HE SEARCHES IN 1827 FOR THE WRECK OF THE “ELIZABETH”, POWDITCH. BETWEEN CAPE BYRON AND THE SOLITARY ISLES. COMING ACROSS  RIVER ENTRANCES AND BARS AND NOTING THE LATITUDES ETC. THE HEADLANDS OF CAPE BYRON AND POINT DANGER PROVIDE THE PRIMARY SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS FOR THESE RIVER MOUTHS.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2193497

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 September 1829

THE CONCLUSION OF AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF CAPTAIN LOGAN’S PARTY  EXPLORING THE NORTHERN RIVERS.
HE TELLS OF PIERCING COLD AND A PLAIN COVERED WITH EMU.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2201896

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 December 1835, page 2.

A PROSPECTUS IS ISSUED FOR A COMPANY WHICH ENCOMPASSES MUCH OF THE NORTH.

“……..the territory within the limits specified in the Prospectus, possesses no less than five large beautiful rivers; viz. the M’Leay, or the Trial of Cunningham, the Brimbo, or the Big River, the Brisbane, one unnamed as yet, which empties itself into the sea near Double Point, and the Boyne, besides the Tweed, and a multiplicity of minor ones; and that it possesses numerous harbours, bays, and roadsteads for the anchorage of shipping; some of them as yet but very imperfectly known ”

READ ON

This article has implications for many matters including immigration which is the method by which Wilhelmina Mcleod and her mother Janet Mackay later came from the SUTHERLAND SHIRE ( arriving in 1839 ) . THIS IS THE STORY OF A GRAND VISION.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article678614

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 28 January 1846, page 3.

The Barque, GOLDEN FLEECE, 120 tons , CAPTAIN JOHNSON,arrived in Sydney from the RIVER TWEED with 70,000 feet CEDAR.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article680149

The steamer, THISTLE, making its way between SYDNEY and MORETON BAY spotted a large boat on the beach. Unable to land a boat due to conditions the Thistle proceeded into Moreton Bay to discover that two of the crew had arrived there. The boat belonged to Mr Burgess and had been making its way from TWEED to MORETON BAY.

READ ON

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682934

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 11 July 1846,

THE death of two sawyers is reported on THE TWEED RIVER. A murder it was.

READ ON

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article683611

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 8 August 1846, page 2

THE barque Golden Fleece and the cutter Catherine still remained bar-bound at the Tweed ; the crew of the latter had been overland to Brisbane to obtain supplies.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article684452

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 2 September 1846, page 2

Loss of the ” Coolangatta.”-The Tamar, steamer, which arrived on Sunday from Moreton Bay, brought intelligence of the loss of the schooner Coolangatta, which vessel was driven ashore from her anchors in a gale of wind a short distance to the northward of the River Tweed

                         1846

ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY

Golden Fleece, barque, 120 tons, Captain Collins, from the Tweed, with a cargo of cedar.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article696503

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 9 February 1850, page 4

A NUMBER OF NEW POLICE DISTRICTS ARE FORMED. ONE OF THESE IS :

47:  Tabulam-In the squatting district of Clarence, and embracing the county of Rous, and part of the county of Richmond, bounded on the north by the range dividing the waters of the Logan, and other rivers from those of the Clarence, Richmond, and Tweed Rivers, from Point Danger to the great dividing range , on the west by the great dividing range, and a Line bearing south crossing the Rocky River at a point where the banks close in abruptly, about miles east of “Frocester,” Mr Bloxsome”s station, to a line bearing east from the Bolivia Range , on the south by that line to the Clarence River, thence by a line bearing north-east to the range dividing the waters of the Clarence and Richmond Rivers, and by that range to the sea , and on the east by the sea to Point Danger aforesaid

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article680846

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 23 August 1851, page 3.

The Effort, from the Tweed River, reports the Ocean Queen, schooner, ashore on the North Head of the Tweed Bar, on the 12th instant, and not likely to be got off

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article679073

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 8 October 1851

ARRIVALS OF STEAMERS IN SYDNEY

Naughten, from the Tweed River, with
34,000 feet cedar

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667445

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 28 May 1853,

ARRIVALS OF COASTERS.

Flirt, from the Tweed, with 30,000 feet cedar ;

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article682053

                       1853

EXPORTS TO LONDON FROM THE NORTHERN RIVERS
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2458489

The Courier (Hobart,… Saturday 21 March 1857, page 2.

LOSS OF ANOTHER SHIP ON THE TWEED BAR – THE “FAVOURITE ” .
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1279444

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 30 September 1865

A HARD CASE – A story  of mistaken identity as Mr William Smith of the TWEED RIVER assists a friend in tracking down a horse thief.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1302592

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 24 April 1869, page 4.

The ketch Maid of the Mill has arrived, with a small parcel from the Tweed River

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1297593

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 2 October 1869, page 4.

CLEARANCE.

October 1.-Sarah and Jane, cutter, 15 tons, Captain W. Griffin, for the Tweed River. Passengers : Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones and family (3), Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Carey and family (4).

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1297561

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 2 October 1869, page 4.

THE MAIZE TRADE BECOMES BIG ON TWEED
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1303128

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1300217

THE KETCH MAGGIE LOGAN 1869
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1302073

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 20 November 1869, page 4.

Maize maintains its price, but the supply seems to be small The shipment from the Tweed River by the Sarah and Jane realised 4s 3d per bushel

 

 

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/bells-and-dinseys-and-tweed-pt-2/

HAPPY VALLEY SYDNEY

HAPPY VALLEY was a SHANTYTOWN in SYDNEY during the depression years of the 20th Century. Peter has a heritage which involves SHANYTOWN and Lynne’s family has an history in ROSEBERY and MAROUBRA. Further information on SHANYTOWN – aka HAPPY VALLEY – seems hard to come by. The NLAs provide some glimpses as does WAVERLEY COUNCIL SITE.

hv 1932 article2297439-3-001

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2256813

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2250276

The Canberra Times Tuesday 7 July 1931, page 1.

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2250349

CYCLONIC STORMS HIT THE UNEMPLOYED CAMP AT LA PEROUSE.

We are told it was the camp at Malab

HVThe Canberra Times, Tuesday 22 March 1932, page 1article2270927-3-001  
hv The Canberra Times, Friday 9 October 1931, page 1article22568 13-3-001  

LYNNE BELL SANDERS

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.

ANN MORAN CURTIS : FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF JOHN

 

ANN MORAN CURTIS : FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF JOHN

FROM PHIL READY’S READY OR NOT.

In his will JOHN CURTIS left everything to ANN in trust for his children, ELIZABETH, JAMES, JOHN, PETER and CATHERINE.

Ann having an equal portion in the rest. To his married daughter ELIZABETH READY he also left 10 head of cattle.

This left 26 head of cattle and 2 mares, a certain house in the township of PARRAMATTA , and a 30 acre farm along the SYDNEY ROAD which he had bought from JAMES WRIGHT. These were to be divided as evenly as possible between ANN and the children but if ANN were to remarry ad the childrens’ shares become endangered , then his friends, JOHN LACEY and THOMAS GARTY were to become the guardians of his children’s property until they were able to look after their own interests. Witnesses to his signature were JOHN LACEY, THOMAS GARTY and his son-in-law JOHN READY.

Two months after John’s death, a letter came from J MEEHAN ordering him to remove his herds etc from his land at TOONGABBIE as it was now required by the Government. ( NSW COL SEC in letters p 14 reel 2167 ) .

ANN had received a grant of 100 acres at PARRAMATTA ( Vol 18 p 169) and was leasing two small blocks nearby one of 36 perches ( Vol 16 pp 339 and one of 38 perches Vol 16 p 231 ) In 1822 she is reported as supplying yeast for the prisoner’s barracks at PARRAMATTA (A 766 p 2 ML)

As ANN’S brewing licence had expired although her eyesight had been damaged in an accident she went to SYDNEY on 5 MARCH 1822 to renew the licence. Upon her return she found that her brewery with most of its stock had been destroyed by fire. There was always the danger of this happening for at that time there were only wood fires for cooking or oil lamps for lighting. The fire was put out with the help of several people and in the 14th March Edition of the AUSTRALIAN Ann thanked them for their help. At the same time she circulated a petition for help from the local populace to get started in business again so that she could feed her children. ( petition to the people of SYDNEY from ANN CURTIS )

The 16 October 1822 edition of the SYDNEY GAZETTE carried an advertisement from Ann advertising that she was leaving the Colony but in November that year a court case COOPER V CURTIS took place with the verdict being found in favour of COOPER.

On the 10 November 1822, J T CAMPBELL placed a notice in the SYDNEY GAZETTE,

Pursuant to levy I will cause to be set up and sold. one Cow and calf, 1 pig,a small quantity of sugar and sundry household items of furniture . I will further sell by auction at my office in HUNTER STREET at 12 noon the defendant CURTIS’ right, title and interest in and to the house wherein she now resides situated near the Turnpike gate at PARRAMATTA on the road leading to WINDSOR being on a corner of the road leading to the ORPHAN SCHOOL.

On Tuesday 25 November 1823 JOHN CURTIS’ request for land was granted ( too late for JOHN ) : 80 acres at PILGRIM HILL, LIBERTY PLAINS. (Bk p 4 D 225 ) . The following year 1824 on page 4 of the 19th February Edition of the SYDNEY GAZETTE Ann’s home was again advertised for sale and she moved to the 30 acre farm on SYDNEY ROAD where in 1826 she was listed as  property owner ( Wentworth Papers A 767 p39).

As soon as he was old enough PETER CURTIS was apprenticed as a BUTCHER to WILLIAM SHARP in HUNTER ST SYDNEY and on 5 DECEMEBER 1828 gave sworn evidence for SHARP when SHARP was accused of dishonesty. Apparently Sharp was unable to read and signed a document read out to him by one BENJAMIN KIRKBY purported to be an agreement to lease a house which Kirkby was about to take from one MERRITH. it later turned out that what Kirkby had really tricked Sharp into signing was a bill of exchange for 50 pounds and it was only because of PETER being there at the time that he was able to appear as a witness for SHARP.

By 1828 John and Ann Curtis’ eldest son JAMES had reached the age of 22 and had met and courted MARY PARSONS born in the Colony in 1811. During the year they were joined in marriage and set up home together.

When the Census was taken in November of 1828, there were only 15 year old Catherine, Ann and 72 year old JOHN BRYAN left living at the SYDNEY ROAD property. Bryan had arrived on Sat 15 Feb 1806 aboard the TELLICHERRY and was working as a labourer for ANN.

(This census shows ANN as arriving on the ATLAS but careful research shows that none of the three Anns who arrived aboard that ship married a CURTIS. AS THE ATLAS and HERCULES had left the same port on the same day sailing most of the way together it is reasonable to assume that a mistake has been made in the entry.)

1829 saw the birth of a son JOHN HENRY to JAMES and MARY CURTIS and to ELIZABETH READY who had given birth to a daughter in 1826, a son- PETER MARK READY.

WHAT part if any ANN played in the events that shook the family in 1829-30 is not known but one day in 1830 her son-in-law JOHN READY arrived at her farm with some cattle which were branded JC on their rumps . These beasts he left at the farm and departed. The next day they were removed by the Police. Later JEREMIAH DALEY who lived at the farm testified that JOHN READY was the one who brought them there.

Two years later on 6 October at the age of 60, ANN died and was buried at the SYDNEY BURIAL GROUND, at that time where central Railway Station now stands. About 73 years after ANN’S burial, when the land was required to build the Railway Station and tracks her remains were transferred to the PIONEER SECTION of BOTANY CEMETERY where her headstone still stands today among those of numerous well known early settlers. 

 

2. JOHN CURTIS MARRIED 1814 TO ANN  MORAN

1 1803 ELIZABETH MARRIED 1820 TO JOHN READY
2 1806 JAMES MARRIED 1828 TO MARY PARSONS
3 1807 JOHN  
4 1811 PETER MARRIED 1842 TO ADELA AUSTIN
5 1814 CATHERINE MARRIED 1833 TO GEORGE ECCLESTON

JAMES CURTIS became a very successful cabinetmaker, upholsterer and UNDERTAKER carrying on his business in HUNTER STREET , SYDNEY and several times having to move into larger premises. After the death of his wife MARY in 1848, JAMES with a family of 7 children to care for remarried , his wife being ELLEN SWEENEY.

CATHERINE continued to live at the SYDNEY ROAD property until she married GEORGE ECCLESTON who had arrived in NSW as a soldier and was later a founding member of the NSW MOUNTED POLICE.

Very little is know of JOHN CURTIS JNR and although there is an interesting story of a JOHN CURTIS who was executed in 1828 for stealing a cow at BRINGELLY belonging to W C WENTWORTH, the account does not appear to tie up with our JOHN whom I believe was in the MOLONGOLO PLAINS AREA where he advertised in 1844 for three lost horses which had strayed. It was to this general area that PETER CURTIS and GEORGE ECCLESTON moved after their respective marriages with George setting up his cattle station BLACKFOREST near COOMA and PETER running a very successful cattle and butchering business there . The last known of JOHN JNR was at DIAMOND CREEK in VICTORIA . After that there were too many JOHN CURTIS’ to distinguish one from another.

PETER CURTIS raised a family of four girls and one son  and lived until 1885 , his wife ADELAIDE, having died in 1875 at the age of 52. 

CATHERINE and GEORGE ECCLESTON had a family of two boys and eight girls. both George and Catherine died in 1882. George on the 18 May and Catherine on 22 September at the age of 62.

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.

  

 

 

 

ST JOHNS CHURCH PARRAMATTA : JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN.

ST JOHNS FEATURES THROUGHOUT THE FAMILY.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625505

The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 10 April 1803, page 4.

This being Easter Sunday, Divine
Service will be performed by the Rev. Mr.
Marsden, at St. John’s Church Parramatta, for the first time.

THE NSW BEGINNINGS ARE WITH JOHN  CURTIS AND ANN MORAN.

FROM PHIL READY’S “READY OR NOT”.

JOHN CURTIS – 1749-1821

At his trial March 1795 in Gloucester, England, forty five year old accountant , John Curtis, was found  guilty of coinage. (forging coins) and sent to Portsmouth where he was placed aboard the prison hulk LION to await a ship for the Colony of NSW . Separated from his wife Jane and 10 remaining children who lived in the Parish of St Augustin Bristol, he was never to see them again.

1. JOHN CURTIS married 1773 to JANE PURRIER

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN AND JANE CURTIS

1 1774 ELIZABETH
2 1776 SARAH
3 1778 JOHN
4 1779 THOMAS
5 1780 ?
6 1781 JOSHUA
7 1782 FRANCIS
8 1784 WILLIAM
9 1784 BENJAMIN
10 1785 WILLIAM H
11 1787 ANN
12 1793 CHARLOTTE

During the 18 months wait, John and the other prisoners aboard THE LION were “employed as health and weather permitted” by instructions from Mr James Bradley and in compliance with the desire of the Master General in Ordinance, in removing mud and gravel , raising, sloping and preparing Glacis on Weevil lines near Gosport and other occasional works under the direction of the Engineer appointed to superintend the fortifications at that place. ( HULK RETURNS. PRO REEL 3557 AONSW).

On 29th September 1796 John was discharged from the LION , placed aboard the GANGES and sailed via Rio de Janeiro to New South Wales.  Arriving at Sydney Town on 2 June 1797 he was sent to the Government Stores and put to work there. John’s skills at reading and writing would have been of great benefit at the stores and he  worked so well there that three years later he was promoted to an overseer and a numerous stock of cattle placed in his care.  ( Petition from John Curtis to Governor King – King papers Vol 1 pp 66-69 M.L.)

John had been overseeing the dairy for two years when he was advised that there was also to be a dairymaid at the dairy. Enquiries revealed that her name was ANN MORAN.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

ANN MORAN

ANN had been tried at MEATH, IRELAND, during the Spring of 1800. Found guilty , sentenced to seven years  transportation to NSW she too was held in custody to await a ship. On Sunday the 29th November 1901, two vessels, HERCULES with Ann aboard and ATLAS sailed from the port of CORK.  

HERCULES – a two deck square masted vessel of 395 tons burthen  built in Newcastle England was armed with 10 guns, carried a crew of between 32 and 35 men , 140 male and 25 female prisoners and several passengers among them MAJOR JOHNSTON who was later to figure prominently in the history of the Colony. The ship HERCULES also carried a detachment of the NSW Corps under CAPTAIN RALPH WILSON ( PRO REEL 413 WO 12/9901 FOLIO 160 ML)

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/anne-moran-and-the-hercules-in-1801/

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GRANTED an emancipation by Governor King on the Anniversary of GEORGE III , JOHN CURTIS was now a free man but unable to leave the Colony.Very lonely he formed an attachment  with ANN MORAN but, sadly missing his family and unaware that his wife JANE PURRIER had died in 1800, tried in 1803 to obtain permission to return home to them. Taking up his quill and paper, John wrote in his neat script to the Governor. ( I am presuming Phil Ready sighted these documents. )

” HIS Excellency Governor King,

Your humble petr, John  Curtis  begs leave to state that he is now at the advanced age of 60 years.

Marked by the hand of misfortune he was torn from a beloved family and a wife and ten children who  live in the Parish of St Augustin City of Bristol, tried at Gloster March Assizes 1795 convicted and arrived in this Colony in the ship GANGES . That petr has been three years in his Majesty’s Stores and from that situation promoted to an overseer and a numerous stock of cattle consigned to his care.

Petitioner need not to a gentleman of your Excellencies perspicacity and distinguised knowledge point out his unwearied attention and strict integrity in the dishcarge of his duty suffice to say that thru your Excellencies experience Wisdom of Humanity you were pleased to extend his majesties gracious bounty of an emancipation on the celebration of H.M. anniversary on June 4 1802.

The petr situation and conduct so universally known to the gentleman of this country emboldens him to solicit their signatures as a testimony of his good behaviour in every situation since his arrival and trusting in the merciful disposition of your Excellency has ever invinced in the cause of justice, humanity and the unfortunate must humbly implore a further extension of the Royal  clemency by suffering him to returning and spending his latter days with a long estranged family who with petitioner as in duty bound.

Ever pray

John Curtis

Under the signature of John CURTIS are the signatures of

1. W Patterson Lt Governor

2. Geo Johnston

3. Rev Samuel Marsden

4. Thomas Jamieson Supt of Govt Stock

John’s petition could not be granted as it was not within the Governor’s power to do so but ANN had already become pregant to John and later that year have birth to a daughter whom they named ELIZABETH, perhaps after John’s first daughter, Elizabeth, born in England in 1744.

The busy Governor had other things on his mind  and a revolt in 1804 by the convicts at CASTLE HILL, only a few miles from John and Ann,  made him realise how much his authority  depended on the unruly NSW CORPS. The thought kept him on edge for he was having trouble with its officers  and more especially with its paymaster JOHN MACARTHUR who wanted the Governor to comply with the CORPS’ wishes and become rich. By 1806 King had had enough and resigned as Governor.

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On Sunday last St. John’s Church, at Parramatta, was opened, and Divine Service performed by the Rev. Mr. Marsden ; who delivered an excellent Sermon on the following Text,

But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth ? behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built !” II. Chron. c. vi. v. l8 : In the course of which he made some animated allusions to the structure of ‘Solomon’s Temple,, and afterwards gradually traced the progress of Religion in succeeding ages, adverting to tge many solid advantages that must be necessarily derived to this Colony, from a proper observance of the duties of christianity and a religious worship.

The concourse of persons that attended from all parts of the Colony, and the becoming silence that prevailed, added much to the solemnity of the service. Many Ladies of the first respectability were present, some of whom went purposely from Sydney ; and the Military Detachment on duty at Parramatta, were alfo partakers at the sacred festival.  St. John’s Church may justly be stiled the finest building in the Colony ; the paintings are well designed, and tolerably executed.  The Altar Piece, tho’ somewhat heavy, is nevertheless entitled to praise. The pews are not yet put up, but when they are, it will certainly become a handsome, well-finished. and commodious place of worship.

 

MARRIED

On Wednesday last, at St. John’s Church,

Parramatta, Lawrence Brady, baker to M.

Peat, spinster. She is the first young woman  

married from the Orphan House.

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  • http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627695 
  • http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627698
  • Whereas a Promissory Note of Hand drawn by John Curtis of Parramatta in favor of one  Thomas Jones for the Sum of £40 Sterling, was about a twelvemonth ago lost at Parramatta, and has not since been recovered. Now this is to give Notice, that the said Note was negociated to me, Hugh Davlyn, of Richmond Hill, who do hereby acknowledge to have received from the above Drawer (John Curtis) full satisfaction for the same ; I do therefore forbid all persons receiving the same under any pretence whatever, as it is the sole property of the said John Curtis; any person rendering it up to whom or to myself will be handsomely rewarded. Hugh Davlyn.

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627801

    The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 3 September 1809, page 2.

     

 

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

A BABY SANDERS AND MORE MISCELLANEOUS SANDERS’ FROM THE NEWSPAPERS. NLA.

50 1 lynne sanders

1949 or 1950.

THE BABY SANDERS IS ABLE TO SIT UNAIDED.

SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE

NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC

NEWSPAPERS

NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :

HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS

1851 :

GENERAL POST OFFICE, SYDNEY,

November 30.1851

A LETTER AWAITS  Sanders James, Maitland

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article676255

1852 – MAITLAND HOSPITAL PAID  Mr. Sanders, for quarter’s water.
2 POUNDS ( 2/-/-)
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article675278

1852 – February 12.-Rover’s Bride, 54 tons, Captain Paddon, from the Isle of Pines the 3rd instant. Passenger-Mrs. Sanders

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article673622
1852 APRIL – PETER SANDERS A SEAMAN WAS SET UPON AND ASSAULTED IN FLINDERS STREET MELBOURNE  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article671362
1852 – A LETTER WAITS AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE FOR

Sanders Oliver, Raymond Terrace

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article669160

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

 

SANDERS IN THE NEWSPAPERS : AN NLA MISCELLANY.

SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE

NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC

NEWSPAPERS

NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :

HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.

1809 – Nichols, Principal Superintendant. Secretary’s Office, Sydney, Nov. 11, 1809 GRANTS and LEASES are ready to be delivered  on Application :

THOMAS SANDERS

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

1810 – THOMAS SANDERS issues a warning against buying anything from a man called Barnett.  George Barnett.

The Public are hereby cautioned against buying or purchasing from George Barnett, a Farm, at the Hawkesbury, known by the name of Boston’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.

We believe THOMAS SANDERS who came on MATILDA in 1791 ( THIRD FLEET) was one of our SANDERS’ from DEVON, ENGLAND. It is thought that Mary Ann and William Sanders stayed with him at APPIN NSW when they came on the VICTORIA in 1849.

 

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

 

1817 – MR SANDERS makes a donation to the Auxilliary Bible Society of NSW.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177226

1817 – Women who had absconded from their employment as Government Servants ( i.e convicts) included MARY SANDERS. She is listed just above Pirates who were also on the run.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2177630

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 28 February 1818, page 2

JOHN SANDERS is next listed as being a prisoner who has absconded from his employment. Constables & etc are directed to “use their utmost endeavours to apprehend ” John, Mary and the rather large number of other absconders. Well , there are a large number listed with Mary.

With JOHN SANDERS there are two others named. JOHN CARTER and EDWARD SCARR. People are strongly warned against helping them out in any way.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628493

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 23 May 1812, page 4.

1820 -AN UNDELIVERED LETTER FROM THE SARACEN AWAITS GEORGE SANDERS  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179483

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 27 May 1820, page 3.

1821 – 28th April 1821 – THOS SANDERS Jnr IS LISTED amongst new settlers who are to receive land and old settlers who are to receive additional lands.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2180253

 

THOMAS HUNT and JOHN SANDERS leaving the Colony in the Claudine, request all Claims to be presented.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179397

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 12 May 1821, page 2.

1821 – SANDERS and two other constables are paid 5 pounds 8 shillings for executing a bench warrant. Paid from the Police Fund.
Also – Anthony Sanders, Services rendered the Police – 3 0 0
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2180081

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 17 February 1821 Supplement: Supplementary

1822- MARY SANDERS is now listed as a settler at PROSPECT. She , amongst others is to supply the Commissariat at Parramatta with 30 bushels of wheat. This is indeed the area to which Mary Ann and William go in 1849. Where was Mary when she was listed as absconding ?

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2180743

The Sydney Gazette and… Friday 11 January 1822

1823 – TICKET OF LEAVE FOR ANTHONY SANDERS otherwise ALLEN SUTTON – HADLOW I.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2181865
1823 – JAMES SANDERS IS LEAVING THE COLONY IN THE BRIG WELLINGTON AND ASKS FOR ALL CLAIMS TO BE PRESENTED.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2181741
1824 –  RICHARD SANDERS ( FAME) Liverpool.- TICKET OF LEAVE  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2182704
1825 – WILLIAM SANDERS (PRINCE REGENT I)  RECEIVES A CERTIFICATE.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2183689
1825 – A MARE GOES MISSING AND A REWARD OF 8 DOLLARS IS OFFERED. THOMAS SANDERS AT PROSPECT IS ONE OF THE 2 PEOPLE TO BE NOTIFIED IF INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2184815

1826 – WILLIAM SANDERS – PRISONER OF THE CROWN.
Working for JOHNSTON of ANNADALE –  was charged on evidence of another servant with purloining a leg of mutton FROM THE KITCHEN. He resisted the constable who came to arrest him and also assaulted him. 60  lashes he was sentenced to for that leg of mutton.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2184979

The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 5 January 1826, page 2.

1833 – A WILLIAM SANDERS (  NOT OUR WILLIAM ) RECEIVES AN ALLOTMENT IN GUILDFORD , PERTH.  AND JOHN SANDERS RECEIVES ONE IN FREMANTLE.

LATER IN 1833 , WILLIAM SURRENDERS HIS ALLOTMENT TO THE CROWN.

HOWEVER , THAT WAS LOT 121. LATER AGAIN HE IS ALLOTED Y39 IN PERTH ITSELF.

IN 1834 HE RECEIVES ANOTHER ALLOTMENT. THIS TIME IT IS No. 54 IN ALBANY.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642059

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article641880

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article641799

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article641536

1834 – W H SANDERS IMPORTS ON THE QUEBEC TRADER – ONE CASE.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article641537

The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 26 April 1834, page 274

 

 

LYNNE BELL SANDERS