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ANCESTRY OF LYNNE SANDERS

ANCESTRY OF LYNNE SANDERS

1.    LYNNE SANDERS was born on Oct. 19, 1949 in SUMMER HILL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

Father:    2.    BRUCE SANDERS .

Mother:    3.    JOYCE BELL

2.    BRUCE SANDERS was born on Jun. 19, 1920 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

and died on Jun. 8, 2005  in BELLINGEN NSW AUSTRALIA.

He married JOYCE BELL on Oct. 23, 1948 in ROSEBERY SYDNEYAUSTRALIA.

Father:    4.    JOHN GEORGE SANDERS

Mother:    5.    ELIZABETH CRAIG

3.    JOYCE BELL was born on Nov. 28, 1926 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

and died on Aug. 28, 2001 in COFFS HARBOUR NSW AUSTRALIA.

Father:    6.    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL .

Mother:    7.    JESSIE SARAH READY .

3rd Generation (Grandparents)

4.    JOHN GEORGE SANDERS was born on Apr. 10, 1881 in MACLEAY RIVER

NSW and died on Nov. 10, 1950 in BURWOOD.

He married ELIZABETH CRAIG on Aug. 29, 1905 in KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

Father:    8.    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS

Mother:    9.    LUCY JANE HURRELL

5.    ELIZABETH CRAIG was born on Apr. 8, 1883 in WEST KEMPSEY NSW

AUSTRALIA and died on Dec. 28, 1943 in CANTERBURY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    10.    THOMAS CRAIG

Mother:    11.    MARTHA JULIAN

6.    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL was born on Apr. 12, 1898 in LAURIETON NSW and died on Jul. 22, 1959 in ROSEBERY SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.He married JESSIE SARAH READY on Feb. 15, 1923 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of WILLIAM ALLEN BELL
Burial        BOTANY SYDNEY

Father:    12.    JOHN BELL was born in 1850 in WILLIAMS RIVER NSW AUSTRALIA and died in 1919 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA.

Mother:    13.    MARY ANN MCNEIL was born on Jun. 27, 1859 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA and died on Nov. 5, 1935 in LAURIETON NSW.

7.    JESSIE SARAH READY was born on May 30, 1892 in REDFERN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Dec. 18, 1971 in LAKEMBA SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of JESSIE SARAH READY
Burial        BOTANY SYDNEY NSW

Father:    14.    PETER ( GEORGE) READY was born on Jun. 12, 1857 in WHITE HILLS VICTORIA AUSTRALIA and died on Apr. 24, 1936 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

Mother:    15.    JULIA JACKSON was born on Jun. 5, 1860 in GLEBE/ CAMPERDOWN SYDNEY NSW and died on Aug. 24, 1929 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

4th Generation (Great-grandparents)

8.    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS was born on Oct. 18, 1855 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW and died on Jan. 23, 1921 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.He married LUCY JANE HURRELL on Apr. 11, 1878 in KINCHELA.

Father:    16.    WILLIAM SANDERS was born on Apr. 15, 1823 in KENTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Dec. 19, 1910 in FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY.

Mother:    17.    MARY ANN SKIVINGS was born About 1830 in SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Nov. 13, 1882 in FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

9.    LUCY JANE HURRELL was born on Jun. 3, 1860 in SEVEN OAKS NSW and died on Jan. 25, 1948 in MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    18.    JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK and died on Jan. 14, 1908 in MCLEAY RIVER NSW.

Mother:    19.    ELLEN CROWE died in 1899 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

10.    THOMAS CRAIG was born in 1845 and died in 1916 in KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.He married MARTHA JULIAN in 1877 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

Father:    20.    WILLIAM CRAIG was born in 1820 and died on an unknown date.

Mother:    21.    MARGARET was born in 1819 and died on an unknown date.

11.    MARTHA JULIAN was born in 1856 and died in 1932 in KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

Father:    22.    JOHN JULIAN/JULIEN died on an unknown date.

Mother:    23.    ELIZABETH.

12.    JOHN BELL was born in 1850 in WILLIAMS RIVER NSW AUSTRALIA and died in 1919 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA.He married MARY ANN MCNEIL on Jun. 27, 1878 in TAREE NSW.

Father:    24.    JAMES BELL was born in 1803 in GALLOWSGATE GLASGOW SCOTLAND and died on an unknown date.

Mother:    25.    WILHELMINA MCLEOD was born in 1820 in SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND and died on Mar. 2, 1903 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ?.

13.    MARY ANN MCNEIL was born on Jun. 27, 1859 in TAREE NSW AUSTRALIA and died on Nov. 5, 1935 in LAURIETON NSW.

14.    PETER ( GEORGE) READY was born on Jun. 12, 1857 in WHITE HILLS VICTORIA AUSTRALIA and died on Apr. 24, 1936 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.He married JULIA JACKSON on Nov. 15, 1882 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

Father:    26.    PETER MARK READY was born on Oct. 19, 1829 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Jun. 2, 1862 in BACK CREEK VICTORIA.

Mother:    27.    SARAH ANN BENSON was born on Jul. 3, 1831 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Oct. 17, 1910 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW.

15.    JULIA JACKSON was born on Jun. 5, 1860 in GLEBE/ CAMPERDOWN SYDNEY NSW and died on Aug. 24, 1929 in WATERLOO / REDFERN.

Father:    28.    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON was born in NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1883.

Mother:    29.    ELIZABETH JOHNSON was born in NORFOLK ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1876 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW ?.

5th Generation (Great(2)-grandparents)

16.    WILLIAM SANDERS was born on Apr. 15, 1823 in KENTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Dec. 19, 1910 in FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY.He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS on Aug. 28, 1848 in EXETER ENGLAND.

Other events in the life of WILLIAM SANDERS
Education        READS AND WRITES
Nationality        ENGLISH
Arrival in Colony    Sep 4 1849    CAME FREE PER VICTORIA
Burial        FREDERICKTON

17.    MARY ANN SKIVINGS was born About 1830 in SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND and died on Nov. 13, 1882 in FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA.

Other events in the life of MARY ANN SKIVINGS
Education        READS AND WRITES
Nationality        ENGLISH
ARRIVAL IN COLONY    Sep 4 1849    ENGLAND – SYDNEY NSW
CAME FREE PER VICTORIA
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY

18.    JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK and died on Jan. 14, 1908 in MCLEAY RIVER NSW.He married 1st ELLEN CROWE on Nov. 26, 1854 in PARISH ST LAWRENCE SYDNEY COUNTY CUMBERLAND.

Other events in the life of JOHN HURRELL
Occupation        FAMR LABOURER

19.    ELLEN CROWE died in 1899 in MACLEAY RIVER NSW.

20.    WILLIAM CRAIG was born in 1820 and died on an unknown date.He married MARGARET.

21.    MARGARET was born in 1819 and died on an unknown date.

22.    JOHN JULIAN/JULIEN died on an unknown date.He married ELIZABETH.

23.    ELIZABETH.

24.    JAMES BELL was born in 1803 in GALLOWSGATE GLASGOW SCOTLAND and died on an unknown date.He married WILHELMINA MCLEOD on Sep. 29, 1840 in SCOTS CHURCH PATERSON.

25.    WILHELMINA MCLEOD was born in 1820 in SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND and died on Mar. 2, 1903 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ?.

26.    PETER MARK READY was born on Oct. 19, 1829 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Jun. 2, 1862 in BACK CREEK VICTORIA.He married SARAH ANN BENSON on Apr. 21, 1851 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.

27.    SARAH ANN BENSON was born on Jul. 3, 1831 in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and died on Oct. 17, 1910 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW.

28.    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON was born in NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1883.He married ELIZABETH JOHNSON on Nov. 26, 1849 in LONDON ENGLAND.

29.    ELIZABETH JOHNSON was born in NORFOLK ENGLAND and died Calculated: 1876 in GLEBE SYDNEY NSW ?.

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READY OR NOT – FOREWORD

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‘GEORGE’ PETER READY

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JULIA JACKSON

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  CHILDREN OF GEORGE AND JULIA READY DATE BIRTH DATE DEATH
1 UNNAMED 7/11/1883 7/11/1883
2 MABEL 25/9/1884 ????????
3 GEORGE PETER MARK 18/10/1885 25/10/1955
4 FRANK 8/5/87 9/12/87
5 SYDNEY 11/5/1888 4/5/1964
6 ETHEL ELIZABETH MAY 20/9/89 12/2/1890
7 WILLIAM HENRY 1/11/1890 18/2/1964
8 JESSIE SARAH 30/5/1892 18/12/1971
9 FREDERICK BENSON 7/9/1894 10/8/1895
10 ESMA JACKSON 12/7/1896 29/8/1898
11 ARTHUR CHARLES 10/7/1899 29/3/1953
12 ALFRED JAMES 29/4/1901 10/8/1954
  20 9 flora & syd ready 0 8 esma & jessie ready c1898 10 9 arthur front L alf back R
  FLORA AND SYD READY – PARENTS OF PHIL ESMA AND JESSIE READY APP 1898 REDFERN ARTHUR FR L ALF BACK R
   10 11 alf arthur mick & ..scan0013 10 3 jessie ready 1915  10 10 bill & em ready
  ALF READY , ARTHUR READY , MICK BELL AND MORE AT LAURIETON JESSIE SARAH READY BILL AND EM READY

 

THIS IS THE FOREWORD PHIL READY WROTE FOR HIS BOOK – “READY OR NOT “. I AM REPRODUCING IT FOLLOWING HIS EMAIL RE MY PUBLISHING HIS FINDINGS. PERMISSION GRANTED.

When I decided in 1981 to research the history of my family, i believed that we were on my father’s side, descended from an average English, Protestant  family with nothing very exciting to be found.

How wrong I was for I have found that we are descended from Irish Roman Catholic  convicts, that there are numerous skeletons in the family closet and that there existed adventure and romance that I for one never dreamed of and my father, as far as I am aware, never realised.

My mother, would have been shocked, for my earlier memories of her are that she was rather biased against Irish Roman Catholics and judgemental about people’s moral values but as she got older, in line with the changes going on, she mellowed and became more tolerant of other people’s points of view.

The detective work necessary to ferret out the information has taken my wife,Lois, and I to many parts of NSW and VICTORIA whilst the rest of the family have waited to see what would be the next discovery.

The pleasant surprise of receiving phone calls from others researching the READY family has introduced me to Doug Howe and Betty Alford, grandchildren of Catherine Louisa and Sarah Ann, my grandfather’s sisters who married Joseph Howe and William henry Watson respectively. This has opened up more information and has not only led to a continuing friendship with Doug but introduced me to several more cousins on his side of the family. Research by Doug also led to a meeting with Ken Eccleston, great grandson of George Eccleston and his wife Catherine, sister of my great,great grandmother Elizabeth Curtis. Ken’s contributions on the Curtis Family have been invaluable.

Each time I find more information I get a thrill, for there are times when I despair of ever finding the information I want, such as; WHAT HAPPENED TO THOMAS and ELIZABETH HOGAN and to JOHANNAH PRENDERGAST?  I thought that release of the Victorian Records might help but a search of these records has also proven fruitless. Time and further research may find the answer.

Finding my ancestors and researching their history has helped fill in some of my genetic heritage and what has helped in making me the way I am, for each member has added their contribution. I well remember strange feelings I had when I read JOHANNAH’s letter to Governor Darling, and also the story of HANNAH HUTCHINS or HITCHINS ( for there are many variations to the spelling of her name.)

Reading the Surgeon’s account of the voyage of the ‘Dorothy’ gave me some idea of what it was like to travel out on one of the Convict Transports, although the Dorothy apparently had a much better trip than many others.

In some ways I feel that I may have deprived those who come after me of the fun I have had but there is still a lot left untold and each day I guess, we are making history. I hope  that later researchers will enjoy it as much as I have. be careful of what you throw out for, I believe, that although we are not responsible for our ancestors, who incidentally wen through situations that I,for on, would not like to have gone through, we are, as guardians of our heritage, responsible to our descendants.

Phil Ready. July 1988. 

 

TRIAL BAY AND SOUTH WEST ROCKS

trial bay

TRIAL BAY WAS built in a later period than what I’m usually looking at. The connection with South West Rocks was earlier for my direct family. I do however have documents and images from Jan Maurice and Sanders’ were out there as Boatsmen and running a boarding house as well as one lad being remembered in the Memorial Pines. Killed in the war. So we took a drive out there on our recent 2 week Loop and took a look through the Boatsmen’s Houses which are carefully maintained and where,as usual, we encountered enthusiastic and helpful volunteers hanging on to our heritage with Tenacity. Below are some links to TRIAL BAY and some images from our exploration.

TRIAL BAY GAOL

Established in 1886, Trial Bay Gaol is the only example of a state prison specifically built to carry out public works. The intention was for prisoners to construct a breakwater in Trial Bay and create a safe harbour between Sydney and Brisbane.

http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/clicka.htm

KEMSPEY AND THE MACLEAY RIVER

 

http://www.australianexplorer.com/photographs/nsw_architecture_trial_bay_gaol.htm

Trial Bay (Gaol) Photos – (New South Wales)

 

http://www.nnsw.com.au/southwestrocks/trialbay.html

TRIAL BAY GAOL Photo Gallery

 

http://migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/places/zivillager/history.shtml

ZIVIL LAGER

 

http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/org/Trial_Bay_Gaol_National_Parks_and_Wildlife/about/

Trial Bay Gaol National Parks and Wildlife : COLLECTIONS AUSTRALIA NETWORK

 

TRIAL BAY IN 2001  
NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 120 NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 117
NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 121 NOV HPLS GRAFTON TO PORT MACdays 4 119

 

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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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

   

 

PERMISSION GRANTED

Today I received an email from PHIL READY, who with his wife Lois, ( descendant of 2nd fleet) compiled READY OR NOT . Hours and hours he tells me in the Mitchell Library and many cemeteries. Phil’s work was one of the major initiating factors for me in this venture. He has given me full permission to use his research . Thank you, indeed, Phil.

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

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

JAMES MORGAN AND WILLIAM BROWN

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SHIPS AT SEA ( NOT OUR SHIPS. JUST SHIPS )

ozmariners@ozlists.com ozmariners@ozlists.com

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

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

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

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

 

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

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

There’s many a story to tell . . .

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

LOOK FOR SUSANNAH KERSWELL

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

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/

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.

SOME CURTIS DESCENDANTS

48 2 joyce (bell) sanders48 5a syd flora bessie kitty nita & betty57 carter boys @ rosebery 
JOYCE BELL IN 1948                     A FLOCK OF READYS                                    AT TWEEDMOUTH AVE ROSEBERY

JOHN CURTIS    JOHN CURTIS is the home person    0
ELIZABETH CURTIS    ELIZABETH CURTIS is a daughter of JOHN CURTIS    1
ANN MORAN    ANN MORAN is the wife of JOHN CURTIS    1
PETER MARK READY    PETER MARK READY is a grandson of JOHN CURTIS    2
THOMAS HOGAN    THOMAS HOGAN is a son-in-law of JOHN CURTIS (the husband of his daughter)    2
JOHN READY    JOHN READY is a son-in-law of JOHN CURTIS (the husband of his daughter)    2

PETER ( GEORGE) READY    PETER ( GEORGE) READY is a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    3
CATHERINE READY    CATHERINE READY is a great-granddaughter of JOHN CURTIS    3
ELIZABETH READY    ELIZABETH READY is a great-granddaughter of JOHN CURTIS    3
SARAH ANN READY    SARAH ANN READY is a great-granddaughter of JOHN CURTIS    3
SARAH ANN BENSON    SARAH ANN BENSON is the wife of a grandson of JOHN CURTIS    3
JOHANNAH CAVANAGH    JOHANNAH CAVANAGH is an in-law of JOHN CURTIS    3

JESSIE SARAH READY    JESSIE SARAH READY is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter)    4
JULIA JACKSON    JULIA JACKSON is the wife of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    4
THOMAS BENSON    THOMAS BENSON is an in-law of a daughter of JOHN CURTIS    4
HANNAH HUTCHINS    HANNAH HUTCHINS is an in-law of a daughter of JOHN CURTIS    4
GEORGE MOORE JNR    GEORGE MOORE JNR is the husband of the wife of a grandson of JOHN CURTIS    4
FRANCIS PRENDERGAST    FRANCIS PRENDERGAST is the husband of an in-law of JOHN CURTIS    4

JACK BELL    JACK BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson)    5
JOYCE BELL    JOYCE BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
BETTY BELL    BETTY BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
JEAN BELL    JEAN BELL is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter)    5
WILLIAM ALLEN BELL    WILLIAM ALLEN BELL is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS    5
WILLIAM BELU JACKSON    WILLIAM BELU JACKSON is the father-in-law of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5
ELIZABETH JOHNSON    ELIZABETH JOHNSON is the mother-in-law of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5
WILLIAM JACKSON    WILLIAM JACKSON is a brother-in-law of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5
SARAH A JACKSON    SARAH A JACKSON is a sister-in-law of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5
JACKSON    JACKSON is a sister-in-law of a great-grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5
HENRY SAMUELS    HENRY SAMUELS is the step-father of the wife of a grandson of JOHN CURTIS    5

JON SANDERS    JON SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
ROSS CARTER    ROSS CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
KEITH DUIST CARTER    KEITH DUIST CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)    6
JANINE CARTER    JANINE CARTER is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
SUSAN SANDERS    SUSAN SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
LYNNE SANDERS    LYNNE SANDERS is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
CHERYL BURTON    CHERYL BURTON is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    6
WILLIAM DUIST CARTER    WILLIAM DUIST CARTER is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS    6
ALFRED ROY BURTON    ALFRED ROY BURTON is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS    6
BRUCE SANDERS    BRUCE SANDERS is the husband of a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS    6

BENJAMIN POMROY    BENJAMIN POMROY is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-grandson)    7
JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE    JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-grandson)    7
KATI BRAITHWAITE    KATI BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    7
JOSEFINE DEWBERRY    JOSEFINE DEWBERRY is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    7
CASSANDRA POMROY    CASSANDRA POMROY is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    7

MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE    MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JOHN CURTIS (8 generations; great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter)    8

APOLOGIES TO THOSE I HAVENT YET INSTALLED. or those WHO WISH TO BE UNINSTALLED.

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LYNNE JOY SUE SANDERS WITH JESSIE BELL. READYS AT A WATERFALL.            JACK JOY JEAN JESSIE BELL AT ROSEBERY.

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.

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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

BRAITHWAITE CONNECTIONS

Now my children are BRAITHWAITES.

Thanks to their Father ROBERT LESLIE BRAITHWAITE I have the following links :

 

THESE LINKS CONNECT TO THE BRABYNS, MILLS, MADDALENAS, KNIGHTS, VIDLERS, BRAITHWAITES, SULLIVANS.

 

    • ONE OF THE BRAITHWAITE ANCCESTORS WAS JOHN BRABYN AND “John and his daughter Jennifer Ann returned to  Sydney with the family silver which was John’s heritage, sailing on the ship “Hercules“. ” THIS WAS THE SAME VOYAGE AS THE ONE ON WHICH ANN MORAN SAILED AS CONVICT IN 1801.

SOME MORE SANDERS STORY FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

1. WILLIAM SANDERS m SARAH STARK c 1768 probably at Tifford outside KENTON near EXETER DEVON.

2. Their son  WILLIAM was baptised on 11/11/1792 at Tifford and was probably born the same day or the day before according to the custom of the time. He later married ELIZABETH GREEN. Their son :

3. WILLIAM was born at KENTON on 15/4/1823. He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in 1830. Mary’s parents were both born at KILLERTON ( also known as Broad Clyst) near EXETER, Devon.  Her mother, GRACE, was born in 1804. William and Mary  arrived in Sydney on board the VICTORIA on 2/9/1849, Mary possibly pregnant with their first ( surviving ) child.

They settled in the MACLEAY DISTRICT. Oral history has it that William was invited to come to Australia by a retired British Army Colonel to be employed as an expert ploughman having become known as such back in Devon. William is also reputed to have introduced blackberries to the North Coast. This act of folly earned him the nickname ” BLACKBERRY BILL”. William was also a champion rower and rowed in the Kempsey Regatta of 1856. William died on 19/12/1910 aged 87. Mary died on 13/11/1882 aged 52, the mother of 13 children.

Husband    WILLIAM SANDERS   

Birth    Apr. 15, 1823    KENTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Marriage    Aug. 28, 1848    EXETER ENGLAND   
Death    Dec. 19, 1910    FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY   
Burial        FREDERICKTON   
Other Wives       
Parents    WILLIAM SANDERS and ELIZABETH GREEN

Wife    MARY ANN SKIVINGS   

Birth    About 1830    SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Death    Nov. 13, 1882    FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY   
Other Husbands       
Parents    GEORGE S SKIVINGS and GRACE 

Children  

1    ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Oct. 28, 1850    HORSLEY NSW   
Husband    EDRED EVERSON   
Marriage    Aug. 3, 1868    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jan. 30, 1904    KINCHELA NSW   
Burial    

2    HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jun. 4, 1852    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Husband    THOMAS ROWE   
Marriage    Dec. 6, 1869    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Oct. 13, 1942    DUNGOG   
Burial        

3    WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Feb. 11, 1854    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Wife    ELIZABETH HURELL   
Marriage    Jul. 30, 1879    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Aug. 10, 1923    SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial    

4    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 18, 1855    MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Wife    LUCY JANE HURRELL   
Marriage    Apr. 11, 1878    KINCHELA   
Death    Jan. 23, 1921    MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Burial   

5    CHARLES HENRY SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 1, 1860    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Wife    MARY ANN PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Aug. 17, 1881    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jul. 16, 1926    MACKSVILLE   
Burial    

6    ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 4, 1861    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    EMILY JANE MINCHEN   
Marriage    Apr. 29, 1886    SMITHTOWN   
Death    1933    KEMPSEY   
Burial  

7    ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Dec. 21, 1862    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    ANNIE JANE PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jun. 9, 1886    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Nov. 20, 1911    UPPER UNKYA   
Burial    

8   MARY ANN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Nov. 17, 1864    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Husband    JOSEPH ISAAC HARRIS   
Marriage    Jun. 7, 1885    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Death    Dec. 4, 1941    BRISBANE   
Burial  

9    WALTER THOMAS SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Mar. 18, 1867    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jul. 10, 1895    KEMPSEY   
Death    Jan. 24, 1922    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

10    AGNES JANE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jul. 9, 1869    KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Husband    CHARLES HENRY WILLIAM  TAYLOR   
Marriage    Nov. 25, 1891    ST LEONARDS   
Death    Aug. 6, 1951    QUEENSLAND   
Burial        LUTWYCHE CEMETERY BRISBANE  

11    EDRED JAMES SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 2, 1870    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ANNIE EDITH NELSON   
Marriage    Dec. 25, 1912    WEST KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Death    Mar. 26, 1938    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

12   SARAH ELLEN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jan. 27, 1872    KINCHELA CREEK   
Husband    ROBERT EVAN KITCHING   
Marriage    Oct. 26, 1895    SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Death    Feb. 9, 1946    CAMPBELLTOWN   
Burial 

13    CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jul. 3, 1873    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife       
Marriage           
Death    Jan. 3, 1882    KINCHELA CREEK   
Burial       

 

   

 

      

 

      

         

   

 

OBITUARY : SARAH ELLEN KITCHING

FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

SARAH ELLEN KITCHING.

 

SHORTLY after noon last Saturday Mrs Sarah Ellen Kitching wife of Robert Kitching,collapsed at her home 13 ? Street, Campbelltown and passed away  shortly afterwards.  The late Mrs Kitching who was 74 years of age although only recently having medical treatment was apparently quite well and in good health when her husband left home to do their ordinary Saturday morning shopping and it was while he was away  that the collapse of his wife took place. Before he could get home after receiving word of his wife’s illness she has passed peacefully away.

To those of us who knew the late Mrs Kitching, knew only a woman of very stirling quality one who ever expressed a sweet and charming personality with tender motherly love. We join our readers in expressing to Mr Robert Kitching and his family our deep and sincere sympathy.  The loss to the Kitching family  is a broken link of a glorious chain which can never be rejoined.

The deceased lady was Miss SARAH ELLEN SANDERS before her marriage to her bereaved husband  which took place in Sydney just fifty years ago , the wedding ceremony being performed by the late Rev Bolger who at that time in 1896 was the first Congregational Minister in Campbelltown. In the same year of their union Mr and Mrs Robert Kitching took up residence in N ? where they resided until thirteen years ago when the old couple came to live in Campbelltown.  Of the issue there were ? son and two daughters , (1) Mr Kitching of Auburn, Effie Hunt ( also of Auburn) and ? ? of Campbelltown. As a grandmother Mrs Kitching leaves 13 grandchildren. Mrs Taylor late of Appin and now of Campbelltown is her sister and THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE SANDERS FAMILY.

The internment of the mortal remains were placed to rest in God’s Sacr ?????? adjoining St Peters Church of England  last Monday morning following a short service in the church

 

(DETAILS TO BE CORRECTED. COPY INCOMPLETE)

(1) – LISTED IN NSW BDMS AS CHILDREN OF SARAH E AND ROBERT KITCHINGS are:

2056/1904
KITCHING
STANLEY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
22714/1907
KITCHING
WILLIAM R
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
2127/1898
KITCHING
DOROTHY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN
2208/1900
KITCHING
REGINALD D
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  

 

CAMPBELLTOWN NEWS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1946

the SANDERS COME TO KEMPSEY

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

From papers received from JAN and BARRY.

AGNES JANE TAYLOR

AGNES JANE SANDERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

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 ?

IN THIS YEAR : 1797 : JOHN CURTIS COMES ON THE GANGES

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article656255

The Hobart Town Gazette… Saturday 1 May 1819, page 2.

Account of prosecutions for forging Bank of England Notes, taken from the returns of the Bank Solicitor :-From 1783 to 1796 inclusive, there were 3 capital convictions and 1 acquittal, being only 4 prosecutions in 14 years- From 1797 to the 25th February 1818, there were 313 persons capitally convicted, 521 for having forged notes in their possession, and 164 acquittals, being 998 prosecutions in the space of 21 years ; of which 288 happened since the beginning of 1816,

20 16 jack jessie joyce & jean 1927

JACK, JOYCE AND JEAN WITH JESSIE SARAH NEE (READY) BELL

1927 : DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CURTIS.

 

 

 

See General Orders of March 10, 1797, and January 14,1804), with details of the rights of convict servants inc rates of pay,rations, hours etc.

 

 

                  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1089944

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION REPORT 1852

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article671085

 

IMMIGRATION REPORT FOR 1852 INCLUDING STATISTICS FOR THE WHOLE PERIOD OF EMIGRATION.

VERY DETAILED PROFILE OF IMMIGRATION IN AUSTRALIA.

 

(The following year 1853 sees the arrival of the CRAIGS, HURRELLS and JACKSONS. )

 

wilhelmina mcleod 

WILHELMINA MCLEOD

20 12 some indians

WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM ?

THE SANDERS AND IMMIGRATION

I have had information about the Sanders for years now but not put it together. Now I am accessing the Newspapers and understanding a little more of what was involved in the emigration/immigration process, I shall write out some of the details I have and see how they fit with the NLA Articles.

William Sanders married Mary Ann Skivings and they emigrated to Australia.  They sailed from Plymouth on the ship VICTORIA and arrived in SYDNEY on September 4th, 1849 ( 100 years before I was born). Their shipping papers state that they had no relations living in the Colony ( this is disputed re THOMAS SANDERS at Appin but neither is verified by primary source as yet) . Dick Sanders found that the property at Appin to which they went on arriving was at PROSPECT ( now known as WENTWORTHVILLE) and was owned by THOMAS SANDERS who had 100 acres there. Elizabeth Grace, their first child was born there.

They then came north alone the NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY looking for land. From ARMIDALE, they turned East to the Coast and came to the Macleay River. They moved about in this area for about 8 years before William purchased a block of 60 acres  and paid 60 pounds. DATE AUGUST 13 – 1863.

Each of the children was given a block of land to make a living on. William finally transferred the land to two of his sons, WALTER THOMAS  and EDRED JAMES on Nov 1 1898. These were two younger sons.

It was through SANDERS land that the road was re-routed to HAT HEAD to avoid swampland.

Dick Sanders said that where the school now stands was SANDERS property. Kinchela School.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

HERE ARE SOME PERSPECTIVES OF IMMIGRATION AT APP THE SAME PERIOD. 1849. FROM THE NLA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article712494

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 15 April 1848, page 2.

ARRIVAL OF IMMIGRANTS IN MAITLAND.

By Thursday morning’s mail the Police Magistrate received a letter from the Immigration Agent in Sydney intimating that free passages to Maitland on Thursday evening, with board and lodging until they should receive offers of employment at fair wages, would be offered to as many of the immigrants by the Suhraon as chose to avail themselves of the opportunity of at once proceeding to the country ; and requesting the Police Magistrate to make arrangements to receive those who might be sent. Accordingly, by yesterday’s steamer, 57 of the immigrants reached Maitland, and have been lodged in the house formerly occupied by Mr. Rae, next door to the late Blue Bell Inn, East Maitland ; and are now ready to make engagements. Of the new arrivals, 10 are single men, 10 single women, the remainder married couples

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article708687

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 11 October 1848, page 1

ORPHAN EMIGRANTS.
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706650

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 3 January 1849, page 2.

A stream of immigration from the mother country has also once more set in upon us, and, as our immigration debt has been paid off, we have every prospect of a steady accession of population from the same source

 

IMMIGRATION ISSUES 1849

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706437

    THE COLONIZATION SOCIETY.

    MAITLAND MERCURY SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1849.

 

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article706387

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705911

SIR-I came to Maitland last week for the  purpose of hiring a few immigrants. I attended the places where they are quartered, and I could not see more, than six or eight at either place.  In taking a ride over to West Maitland I met them in lots of six or eight, and numbers I saw taking their walks on the race-course. These  walks ought to be taken at times so as not to  inconvenience people that may come to hire  these gentlemen. Some observations on this  subject may cause such restrictions as will  operate for the benefit of all parties.

I remain,

sir, yours truly,

Newcastle, July 14, 1849.

J. S.

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 18 July 1849, page 2.

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article699943

Immigrants.-On Thursday 124 of the immigrants per Kate arrived in Maitland per steamer, comprising 21 married couples, 19 young men and 11 young women above the age of fourteen years, 13 boys and 8 girls between ten and fourteen years, and 31 children under ten years. Of these there had been hired up to yesterday afternoon four married men, as farm or general servants, one at 6s. per week, and the others at £16, £20, and £23 per year, the two latter having one a son and the other a wife to assist, and the first getting current harvest and reaping wages in those seasons ; seven young men, five as farm servants, at £12, £13, £14, and £16 per year, and two as shepherds, at £16 per year ; and one boy of thirteen years as domestic servant, at £4 the first year and £6 the second ; all these parties having rations or board and lodging, in proportion to services .

 

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 29 September 1849, page 2.

Contracts for 1850.- In the Government Gazette of Tuesday last appear the usual notices calling for tenders for supplies for the colonial service, in such quantities as may be required, during twelve months commencing 1st January, 1850; one notice calls for such tenders for districts within the boundaries, and the other for districts beyond the boundaries, and in both cases tenders will be received at the Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, until twelve o’clock of Monday, 12th November. The districts within the boundaries which are comprised in the Hunter River and,northern districts, are Mudgee, Newcastle and Raymond Terrace, Dungog, Maitland, Wollombi and Macdonald River, Paterson, Patrick’s -Plains, Merton and Muswellbrook, Scone and Murrurundi, and Cassilis. The districts beyond the boundaries comprised in the same portion of the colony, are Bligh, Liverpool Plains, Gwydir, New England, Darling Downs, Clarence River, and Maranoa. In these latter districts it is noted, that the stations at which supplies will be required to be delivered, are-Dubbo, Canamble, and Wiabra, in the district of Bligh ; Tamworth, Wee Waa, and Pockataroo, in the district of Liverpool Plains; Warialda, in the district of Gwydir; Armidale, Wellingrove, and Tenterfield, in the district of New England ; Drayton and Warwick, in the district of Darling Downs ; Grafton and Tabulam, in the district of Clarence River ; in the district of Maranoa no stations are named.

 

IMMIGRATION IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS

Known Immigrants in the family at this time are :

YEAR SHIP PERSON/S FROM TO
1839 JAMES MORGAN JANET MACKAY AND CHILDREN INC WILHELMINA MCLEOD SUTHERLAND SHIRE SCOTLAND SYDNEY
1849 VICTORIA WILLIAM  SANDERS AND MARY ANN SKIVINGS (MARRIED COUPLE) DEVON ENGLAND SYDNEY
1853 WILLIAM BROWN JACKSONS   SYDNEY
1853 BEEJAPORE THOMAS CRAIG , PARENTS AND SIBLINGS   SYDNEY
1853 BEEJAPORE HURRELLS   SYDNEY

ARTICLES ON EMIGRATION/IMMIGRATION IN NLA NEWSPAPERS:

 
 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640683

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640671

 
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article640576

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION. MAY l8, 1835

The Superintendent having left the ship before her arrival in Port Jackson, there was latterly no control whatever over the women, and some of them who had been
allowed to land, immediately after the ship came to anchor, were picked up quite drunk in the streets of Sydney, on the evening of their arrival.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639961

The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 10 June 1837, page 918

SYDNEY. IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE. (From the Sydney “Colonist . “

This committee report came out the year before Mary Ann and William Sanders  came on the VICTORIA.

 

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639961

 

  • The Government, however, have latterly proposed a measure for the encouragement and promotion of emigration which, if the settlers were at all alive to their own interests and disposed to cooperate in securing them, would be tantamount to the adoption of our original recommendation. For, at a cost for agency which would be altogether insignificant for each individual or family brought out to the colony, the respectable colonists might have seemed through the Government measure we allude to, the immediate introduction of two or three thousand families of virtuous and industrious emigrants of the classes chiefly required in the colony.

 

 
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639883

LAND AND IMMIGRATION COMPANY.

An experiment has been tried in New South Wales to increase the number of immigrants by the formation of a Land and Immigration Company. The shares to be raised were 5,000, one half to be disposed of in the colony, and the other half to be reserved for capitalists in England. As we are also in need of an augmentation of our numbers, the hint may not be unprofitably applied ;

 

Archives Investigator  
State Records Authority of New South Wales

 IMMIGRATION – The Bounty System


 

Extracted from the:- “Concise Guide to State Archives of New South Wales

Shipping & Passenger Records
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc

 

 

LIST OF SHIPPING SITES AND EMIGRATIONS.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article639883

The McLeods and Mackays perhaps from the Sutherland Shire !

3rd. In Scotland, and the north of Ireland, where no such contribution could be looked for, but where the lower classes, being more intelligent, industrious and frugal, would be better fitted for roughing it in a new colony, virtuous and industrious families of these classes would willingly bind themselves to pay that amount from the first of their savings after their arrival ; and if in the event of their purchasing land on credit from the Company, this debt were to be chargeable on the land, its repayment would be secured.

 

http://www.angelfire.com/ns/bkeddy/HIES/1.html
_________________________________________________
Highland and Island Emigration Society, HIES
_____________________________________
 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642443

In fact, the obstructions, the suspense, and the jobbing of the present system, tend to destroy, the property, if not work the absolute ruin €of the poorer class of immigrants. An individual of this description on his arrival is forced to leave his family in Sydney, whilst he proceeds to explore the north, the south, or the westward, for a suitable location