The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 – 1893), Thursday 12 January 1882,
"NEWS OF THE DAY." The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) 12 Jan 1882
Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907), Saturday 5 April 1884
PICTURE NO 4 IS MT VERGE’S BEE HOUSE. SANDERS WERE ON VERGE LAND.
My grandmother, JESSIE SARAH READY ( BELL) and her family were resident in LITTLE YOUNG STREET REDFERN. i shall confirm the dates later but we were told the house was under where the Greek Orthodox Church now stands. The time in Redfern was late 1800s to early 1900s. I have found a few snippets as background for the times.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13716158||Sewage comes to Redfern.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 2 March 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13715023||SOME REDFERN FUNERALS.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 21 February 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14621972||Lily and Sidney Sullivan , aged 7 and 9 years swallowed some liniment by mistake.|
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Wednesday 16 January 1889. More poisonous liniment.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Monday 7 January 1935
FIERCE STREET BRAWL
MAN EXPECTED TO DIE
With nothing in particular to do this morning, I am listing entries found when I entered SANDERS and MURDER in the search tab.
There is no indication at all that these have any connection at all with OUR Sanders Name.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 4 February 1862. Which is about the time that Peter Mark Ready was down on the same goldfields with his young family.
THE SANDERS AND JOHNSON GANG OF BUSHRANGERS.
Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873-1927) Saturday 9 February 1884
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3155297 This one wasn’t murder . It was an accident.
There are 11 mentions of a John Curtis in the years 1800-1810 in the Sydney Newspapers.
THE PROMISORY NOTE.
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803-1842) Sunday 3 September 1809
GRANTS WERE MADE TO :
he Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803-1842) Sunday 17 December 1809
Martin Sweeney Isaac Cornwall
Michael Murphy Stephen Shore
John Jones Humphry Thorn
Thomas Mansfield John Handle
John Liquorice James Ruse
James Plunkett William Ward
John Lacy Edward Ryan
Thomas Dunn John Miller
John Rowe Edward Miles
John Jones John Nichols
Hannah Taylor Annesly McGra
Elizabeth Moore Hume Richard Hammet
Richard Dowling David Batty
John Curtis Edward Main
Thomas Rose Obadiah Ikin
Charles Tompson Mary Shepley
Thomas Green John Burgin
Alexander Ikin John Farlington
Andrew Cunningham John Jones
Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Monday, May 7, 1838; Issue 18419.
IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION MATTERS IN THE LATE 1830s.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2549499 The Hobart Town Courier Friday 12 January 1838, page 2. News 2380 words
THE NEWSPAPERS FEATURING SOME OF THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN EMIGRATION IN THE 1830s.
|The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3|
|The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 1 February 1838, page 2|
Individual Relationship Steps
JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN is the home person 0
JOHN MCNEIL JOHN MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
ALLAN MCNEIL ALLAN MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
ALEXANDER(ALICK) MCNEIL ALEXANDER(ALICK) MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
NEIL MCNEIL NEIL MCNEIL is a son of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
ELIZA MCNEIL ELIZA MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
JANET MCNEIL JANET MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
GRACE MCNEIL GRACE MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
ELIZABETH SARAH MCNEIL ELIZABETH SARAH MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
PRISCILLA HARRIET MCNEIL PRISCILLA HARRIET MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
ANNIE MCNEIL ANNIE MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
MARY ANN MCNEIL MARY ANN MCNEIL is a daughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
JOHN MCLEAN JOHN MCLEAN is the father of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
GRACE MCGUINESS(MCINNES) GRACE MCGUINESS(MCINNES) is the mother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
DELAMORE WYNTER DELAMORE WYNTER is the husband of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
JOHN MCNEIL JOHN MCNEIL is the husband of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 1
MARY JANE MARTIN MARY JANE MARTIN is a daughter-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the wife of her son) 2
JANET EASTON JANET EASTON is a daughter-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the wife of her son) 2
NORMAN BELL NORMAN BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
WILLIAM ALLEN BELL WILLIAM ALLEN BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
JAMES A BELL JAMES A BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
ROY MCNEIL BELL ROY MCNEIL BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
LESLIE D.R. BELL LESLIE D.R. BELL is a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
JANET BELL JANET BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL WILHELMINA ELIZABETH BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
ANNE MCLEOD BELL ANNE MCLEOD BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
MARY HENRIETTA BELL MARY HENRIETTA BELL is a granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
JOSEPH MOYNA JOSEPH MOYNA is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
JAMES ANDERSON JAMES ANDERSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
ALFRED E LAYT ALFRED E LAYT is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
WILLIAM ANDERSON WILLIAM ANDERSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
THOMAS FOSTER THOMAS FOSTER is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
WILLIAM JAMES THOMSON WILLIAM JAMES THOMSON is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
JOHN BELL JOHN BELL is a son-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (the husband of her daughter) 2
JOHN MCLEAN JOHN MCLEAN is the paternal grandfather of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
MARY MACDONALD MARY MACDONALD is the paternal grandmother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
DONALD MCGUINESS(MCINNES) DONALD MCGUINESS(MCINNES) is the maternal grandfather of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
ALAN MCCALMAN ALAN MCCALMAN is the maternal grandmother of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
JOHN MCNEIL JOHN MCNEIL is the father-in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 2
JACK BELL JACK BELL is a great-grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
GARY BELL GARY BELL is a great-grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
ELAINE JOY BELL ELAINE JOY BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
JOYCE BELL JOYCE BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
BETTY BELL BETTY BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
JEAN BELL JEAN BELL is a great-granddaughter of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
JESSIE SARAH READY JESSIE SARAH READY is the wife of a grandson of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
JAMES BELL JAMES BELL is an in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
WILHELMINA MCLEOD WILHELMINA MCLEOD is an in-law of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN 3
JUDE JUDE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter) 4
LYNNE SANDERS LYNNE SANDERS is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter) 4
SUSAN SANDERS SUSAN SANDERS is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (4 generations; great-great-granddaughter) 4
BENJAMIN POMROY BENJAMIN POMROY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson) 5
JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE JIM ROBERT BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-grandson) 5
KATI BRAITHWAITE KATI BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter) 5
CASSANDRA POMROY CASSANDRA POMROY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter) 5
JOSEFINE DEWBERRY JOSEFINE DEWBERRY is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (5 generations; great-great-great-granddaughter) 5
MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE MADELINE POPPY BRAITHWAITE is a direct descendant of JESSIE/JENNET/JANET MCLEAN (6 generations; great-great-great-great-granddaughter) 6
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.
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
THIRD AND LAST EMBARKATION OF HIGHLANDERS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE SEASON
Ships to Australia 1837-39
From the British Parliamentary Papers of 1839 II – Respecting Emigration to the Colonies
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.
"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
From Log Of Logs, Vol.2. By Ian Nicholson
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 .
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.
|FROM THE CEMETERIES SITE OF GREAT LAKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
JANET/JENNETT MCLEAN ALSO SAILED FROM TOBER MORY IN THE ISLE OF MULL.
TOBER MORY BY JAMES WISEMAN http://www.jameswiseman.com/tobermory.php
OTHER MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT.
|THERE are a lot of MCLEANS on this BRILLIANT trip of 1838.
Some of them include:
MCLEAN Allan 49
MCLEAN Allan 28
MCLEAN Allan 19
MCLEAN Anne 18
MCLEAN Anne 15
|MORE MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT 1838
MCLEAN Archibald 22
MCLEAN Archibald 16
MCLEAN Bell 25 Brilliant
MCLEAN Charles 36
Wife 35; farm servant
|MORE MCLEANS ON THE BRILLIANT 1838
MCLEAN Donald 28 Brilliant
MCLEAN Donald 30
MCLEAN Dugald 30
MCLEAN Ellen 20
MCLEAN Hugh 23
MCLEAN Isabella 20
MCLEAN James 16
MCLEAN Janet 18
MCLEAN Janet 29
MCLEAN John 32
MCLEAN John 32
MCLEAN Marion 68
MCLEAN Mary 27
MCLEAN Roderick 35
MCLEAN Roderick 30
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 27 January 1838
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Tuesday 30 January 1838, page 3
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 3 February 1838, page 4
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
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;
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 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;
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;
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 DEATH OF GEORGE DINSEY http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3963005
HOMETOWN OF JAMES BELL. TRIED THERE FOR HOUSEBREAKING IN 1830 AND TRANSPORTED ON THE YORK ARRIVING IN NSW IN FEB 1831.
CALEDONIAN MERCURY MONDAY MARCH 19 1832
NEWCASTLE COURANT SATURDAY SEP 10 1831
HAMPSHIRE TELEGRAPH AND SUSSEX CHRONICLE MONDAY OCT 4 1830
THE YORK 1831
(NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE HULK YORK IN ENGLAND)
Convict Ship arrivals – 1831http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/twconvic/tiki-print.php?page=1831
SHIP MASTER SURGEON DEPARTED ARRIVED MALE CONVICTS FEMALE CONVICTS
York 1831 Leary, Dan. France, Campbell Sheerness Sydney 200 0
Vessel Arrived Port Sailed From Days Embarked Sydney Hobart Norfolk I Master Surgeon M F M F M F M F York I (2) 07 02 1831 NSW 04 09 1830 Sheerness 156 200 198 Dan Leary Campbell France
Feb. 8.-YORK (ship), 478 tons, Leary master, from London, Campbell & Co. agents; 198 male prisoners and government stores.)
CONVICTS ON BOARD:
CARLISLE James York 1831
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 8 February 1831, page 2.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1931.
The York has brought English news to the last week in September. We have now before us London papers to the 27th of that month, and the first intelligence we have to announce is of a most painful nature, being the sudden DEATH OF MR. HUSKISSON
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 8 February 1831, page 2. News
From New Zealand, on Sunday last, the schooner Currency Lass, with 80 tons flax.
From Newcastle, same day, the cutter Fairy.
From London, yesterday, whence she sailed the 4th of September, and from Portsmouth the 29th, the ship York (429 tons), Captain Leary, with 200 male prisoners, 2 having died on the passage. Surgeon Superintendent, Campbell France, Esq. The guard consists of 40 non-commissioned officers and privates of the 17th Regiment, who are accompanied by 4 women and 2 children. Passengers, Colonel Despard, 17th Regt., Mrs. Despard and 3 children, Ensign Owen, and Ann Forster and C. Donohoe, servants to Mrs. Despard.
REMAINING IN THE HARBOUR.
SHIPS.- Louisa, Forth, Nancy, Royal Admiral, Clarkstone, Sir George Murray, Dryade, Denmark Hill, Mary Ann, Andromeda, Burrell, Janet hat, Vittoria, Elizabeth, Albion, Resource, and York.
BRIGs.-Elizabeth, Wellington, Norval, Couvier Thistle, Governor Phillip, and Lord Rodney.
SCHOONERS- Henry, Resolution, Admiral Gifford, Schnapper, Darling, New Zealander, and Currency Lass.
CUTTERS-Emma, Fairy, and Letitia Bingham.
Total.-Ships, 17 ; Brigs, 7 ; Schooners, 7 ; Cutter, 3 ; in all, 34.
NEWS OF THE YORK 1831
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2198965 The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 10 February 1831, page 2.
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 10 February 1831, page 2.
We are requested to correct a mistake which occurred in the notice of the arrival of the ship York (Captain Leary) in our last number. The burthen of the York is there stated to be 429 tons, instead of 478 tons, as appears by the register, -which we bave seen. This vessel is not the old York, as some persons, we are informed, suppose.; but was built, in the year 1819, at Southwick, in Durham. Captain Leary, the commander, is an old and much respected visitant to this colony.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 19 February 1831, page 2.
The male prisoners by the York were landed yesterday morning. Among them are a considerable number of strong healthy labourers accustomed to agriculture, who will doubtless prove no small acquisition to the settlers who may obtain them. There are also several good mechanics and tradesmen.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 5 March 1831, page 2
The second division of the 57th regiment, will embark on board the York, for Madras, next Thursday.
The following is the ‘ Return ‘ of a detachment of the 57th Regiment, to embark
on board the ship York, on Saturday next,
for Madras :
Major R. Hunt, Captain J. Brown, lady,
and family ; Lieut. G. Edwards, Lieut. R.
Alexander, Lieut. E. Lockyer, Paymaster
G. H. Green, lady, and family ; 9 Serjeants,
J 2 drummers, 7 corporals, 132′ privates,
15 women, and 39 children.
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 24 March 1831, page 2.
Attempt at Robbery.-A seaman
belonging to the ship York, having just come ashore
on Saturday evening with ten dollars in his pocket,
was stopped by two fellows opposite the Dock-yard,
who knocked him down, ond then commenced ful-
filling their intentions on his pockets. Jack how-
ever was not disposed to strike, although boarded on
both sides, and defended himself manfully, till Dowd,
with some other constables, came to his assistance,
on whose approach the villains decamped with all
possible expedition, leaving the tar in possession of
all his shot, and cursing them for a couple of lub
DON’T MISS THIS STORY READ ON : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2199895 The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 5 April 1831, page 2.
AND THEN THE POSTCRIPT;
[ POSTSCRIPT, 9 o’CIock, P. M.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 9 April 1831, page 2. News
RETURN OF THE YORK,
We have to announce the gratifying
news of the safe return to port of the ship
York, together with the equally pleasing
intelligence that the apprehensions for
the safety of the crew, which a chain of
circumstances occasioned in the public
mind, turn out to be altogether ground
less. She anchored yesterday evening
about dusk, in Watson’s Bay, the passen
gers and crew all well. From the hasty
particulars which we have been enabled
to glean, it appears that her parting from
the Edward was occasioned by a strong
northerly wind, which induced Captain
Leary to alter his course, and endeavour
to make the passage through Bass’ Straits
When the ship was hailed by Captain
Gilbert, from the Edward, the wind was
so high, that nothing more than a con.
fused sound could be distinguished on
board, and, being unable to lay-to, she
proceeded on her course : the wind
subsequently veered to the southward
and, after beating about the straits for
several days, Captain Leary thought it
most advisable to return to Sydney. We
are most happy at being thus enabled
satisfactorily to allay the ferment which
a rumour so astounding in all the alleged
circumstances which gave rise to it, was
calculated to excite, not only in this Co.
lony, but in every part of the British
dominions to which it might reach.
FURTHER TO THE POSTCRIPT
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 12 April 1831, page 2.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, LAST.
RETURN OF THE YORK.
We had the heartfelt satisfaction of
announcing in our last, in a hasty Post-
script, the safe return to port of the ship
York, which was supposed, from Captain
Gilbert’s strange story, to have been
piratically seized by the troops she was
conveying to Madras. We must now
give some explanation on the other side,
as derived from the very best authority.
On Sunday, the 27th ult., Captain
Leary, of the York, dined with Captain
Gilbert on board the Edward, and re-
turned to his own ship in the evening,
after arranging for the signals to be made
during that night. This was the last per-
sonal intercourse they had. The wind
was then N. E.
On Monday, the 28th, no communica-
tions took place, “and the wind continued
steady from the N. E.
On Tuesday, the 29th (the memorable
day on which Captain Gilbert supposed
the York to be captured), about 3 o’clock
in the afternoon, Captain Leary, find-
ing the wind so unchangeably contrary,
began to think seriously of putting
ONCE AGAIN. READ ON THIS IS A GRAND STORY.
AND THEN THE YORK RETURNS TO SYDNEY AGAIN
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 19 April 1831, page 2
OUR good friend the York, has visited
us yet once again, having this time en-
countered dangers of no imaginary or
trifling order. She put back on Sunday,
with her rigging a good deal damaged.
The tremendous hurricane of Saturday
night and Sunday morning, was enough
to have foundered the stoutest ship that
ever floated, and when we remember that
it was from the south-east, and how near
the York was to an iron-bound lee-shore,
we may judge how imminent was her
danger, and how providential her escape.
But of this our readers will form a more
adequate conception by the subjoined
extract of a letter from one of the pas-
sengers, written to his friend in Sydney,
immediately after anchoring in Watson’s
” You must be a little surprised to “find us
here again : the fears entertained for our
safety on the former occasion were more
sensibly felt by ourselves on this. We
sailed yesterday morning, with a fine wind
from the S.W., the weather looking very
dark and unsettled. About ten o’clock it
changed all round the compass, and at last
settled in the South-East, and increased to
a gale, accompanied with the most awful
thunder, lightning, and the heaviest rain I
ever witnessed, which continued the whole
of the day, and the sea ran to an immense
height. Our fore-top-sail-yard was carried
away-I rather think struck by lightning
the top-sail and two or three other sails
blown to ribbands : two of our boats stove
in. About two o’clock in the morning Cap-
tain Leary came to me, and said it was
necessary to have an additional number of
hands on deck-not that there was any im-
minent danger, but that we were on a lee
shove, and the ship having lost her head
sails, consequently was not easily worked
off. Every assistance was of course af-
forded ; and I am happy to have it in my
power to state to you that no men could
behave better, notwithstanding they had
not a dry shirt to their backs for 24 hour.
As far as my own opinion goes, I feel con-
vinced that his own crew would never have
been able to save the ship from going on
shore, as we were close to the land to the
southward of the Light-house, and the sea
running mountains high. However, thank
divine Providence, we got in as soon as day-
light would permit him to approach the
entrance to the Heads. I am happy to state
how grateful we all feel for Captain Leary’s
zeal and exertions; he never quitted the
deck the whole time; and but for his
thorough knowledge and experience as a
seaman, I really believe we should not have
survived to tell the tale. Our miseries did
not end here ; we bumped two or three
times on the bank at the Sow-and-Pigs.
I hope the ship has not suffered any mate-
rial injury, but it will be as well to have that
ascertained before we make another trial.”
We once more congratulate these brave
troops on their safety, hoping that after
all these untoward events, they will en-
joy a quick and pleasant passage to the
place of destination.
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 26 April 1831, page 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2200267 The York is immediately to be hove down, in order to her undergoing a thorough repair, previously to proceeding to sea once more. She cannot, therefore, leave this spot before the expiration of a month at least. The troops disembarked yesterday morning, and marched hack to their old quarters, looking like any thing but pirates, poor fellows !
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 28 April 1831, page 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2200302 The detachment of the 57th Regiment, which disembarked from the York on Monday, proceeded to Parramatta, and not to their old quarters,” as we erroneously stated on Tuesday. ‘
AND TO FINISH IT OFF FOR THE YORK IN 1831, THE EDITOR OF THE GAZEETE PERHAPS COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLRE MORE COMPASSIONATE TO THE POET ON THE YORK.
The Sydney Gazette and… Tuesday 19 April 1831, page 2.
We thank H. H. for his ‘Dream’, which will be
published in a day or two.
The lines written on board the York are not well measured.
J’s ‘ Lines written during the Thunder-storm on
Saturday last, will probably appear in our next.
SITES TO SEE RE THE YORK:
http://www.jenwilletts.com/Convict%20Ships.htm CONVICT SHIPS JEN WILLETTS
Prison Hulk Records usually giving the names of convicts http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-PT-JACKSON-CONVICTS/2008-07/1215427845
CONVICTS TO AUSTRALIA http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/stories.html
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society –
Advice for Locating Convict Information http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/convicts.htm
Joseph IKIN, 35, b. CHS, M, Ploughs, Reaps, Milks, Sows; T: 1831 from Sheerness to Sydney NSW, Ship: York.
John TAYLOR, 23, b. CHS, S, Wheelwright, T: 1831 from Sheerness to Sydney NSW, Ship: York.
EVENTS OF 1831 http://www.jenwilletts.com/colonial_events_1831.htm
By Milton James Lewis
“A county of England, reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel, and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire. It is 69 miles in length, and 60 in breadth, and is divided into 31 hundreds. It is very hilly, and abounds in huge granite rocks, some of whose peaks are above 1500 feet in height. The highland is covered with wide moors, of which Dartmoor is the most extensive. But in the valleys and lower ground the soil is fertile. Its rivers are the Exe, the Culm, the Dart, the Tamar, the Otter, &c. Some parts of its coasts are composed of lofty cliffs, but at others there is a beautiful sandy shore. The air and climate are so mild and salubrious that invalids often retire to its sea-ports for the winter. Limestone, granite, some building-stone, and a species of wood-coal are found here, as well as some kinds of variegated marble. It produces corn, &c. and fruit trees, especially apples, whence much cider is made. Its fisheries also are of value. Exeter is its chief city. Population, 533, 460. It sends 22 members to parliament.” (From Barclay’s Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842.)
Compiled by Anne Mavric http://home.vicnet.net.au/~pioneers/pppg10.htm
JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN WERE GRANTED LAND IN PARRAMATTA IN 1809 .
THE EVENTS OF THE CURTIS ERA WERE REPORTED IN THE SYDNEY GAZETTE – NOW THANKFULLY ONLINE. FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE WORLD OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY OUT AT PARRAMATTA.
EVERY Person throughout the Colony, professing the Roman Catholick Religion, is to attend at Government House, Parramatta, on Wednesday the 20th of April Inst. at ten o’clock in the forenoon ; previous to which, those residing about Sydney are to give their names, places of abode, &c. to the Rev. Mr. Dixon ; to the Magistrate’s Clerk at Parramatta ; and to Thomas Arndell, Esq, at Hawkesbury. By Command of His Excellency W. N. Chapman, Sec. Government House, April 12, 1803.
REGULATIONS TO BE APLIED TO REV DIXON AND ALL CATHOLIC OBSERVANCES.inc police being stationed at all services.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 2 April 1803, page 1.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625427||THE INSURGENTS AT CASTLE HILL|
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 March 1803, page 4
|EXECUTIONS RESULTING FROM CASTLE HILL UPRISING.|
SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE
NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC
NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :
HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.
|1840 – MEANWHILE IN PERTH, WILLIAM SANDERS HAS ANOTHER ALLOTMENT RESUMED – FOR NOT FULFILLING THE CONDITIONS THIS TIME. LOT NO. 39.||http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article642480|
1843 – ST PATRICK’S TEMPERANCE SOCIETY – MEETS IN EAST MAITLAND AND A DELIGHTFUL EVENING IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN – INCLUDING A MR SANDERS AMOMGST OTHERS WHO ENTERTAINED WITH SONGS.
THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY HAD APPARENTLY REDUCED THE RIOT AND DRUNKENNESS IN MAITLAND DURING THE PREVIOUS FOUR YEARS. PRIOR TO THAT SCENES OF INFAMY WERE COMMON.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 12 August 1843, page 4.
TEMPERANCE IS IT ?
BRUCE SANDERS 1940s.
1843- In WEST MAITLAND DANIEL RICHARDSON – HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER – TAKES OVER THE PREMISES WHERE MR SANDERS HAD BEEN OPERATING AS A COMBMAKER. JUST NEAR THE SCOTS CHURCH IT WAS.
|1844 – meanwhile – OVERSEAS – ON THE INDIAN FRONT –
THAT WAS AT GWALIOR ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTH OF AGRA .
The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 13 April 1844, page 2.
1845 – IN WEST MAITLAND WHERE NOT LONG BEFORE MR SANDERS HAD SUNG AT THE TEMPERANCE TEA PARTY , A MYSTERIOUS AND SUSPICIOUS DEATH TAKES PLACE. YOUNG GUILDFORD SANDERS ( SON OF JOHN SANDERS ) IS BROUGHT HOME INTOXICATED AND PUT TO BED. THIS IS A GOOD READ. THERE ARE HINTS OF FOUL PLAY AND LAUDANUM. A POST MORTEM IS HELD AND A BLUE MARK FOUND ON HIS SKULL .
WAS IT INTOXICATION , DRUGS OR THE FALL FROM THE GIG WHICH LED TO HIS DEATH ?
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 31 May 1845, page 2.
1846 – JAMES SANDERS APPEARS AT THE BENCH ACCUSING HIS MASTER Robert Pringle, of Carrington Park, Jerry’s Plains, of non- payment of £4 balance of wages. PRINGLE IS REPRESENTED BY A MR SAUNDERS. IT IS TO DO WITH A LOST COW. READ THE ARTICLE TO DISCOVER THE OUTCOME. IT WAS SAID TO BE A VERY OLD COW.
1846 – FROM CAMBRIDGE – A SANDERS IS ROWING. IN LATER YEARS WILLIAM BLACKBERRY SANDERS IS KNOWN AS A FINE ROWER ON THE MACLEAY IN AUSTRALIA.
1846 – IN A FINE CASE OF PERJURY. A DENNIS DUNNEEN ACCUSES A MAN BY THE NAME OF BULMER OF SETTING FIRE TO MR CHRISTIAN’S HAYSTACK. DENNIS IT SEEMS WAS IN HOPE OF A FIFTY POUND REWARD POSTED BY MY CHRISTIAN AND ATTEMPTED TO DO SO BY FALSELY ACCUSING GEORGE BULMER. BULMER HOWEVER HAD A LAME FOOT AT THE TIME AND WAS ALSO IN A KITCHEN IN COMPANY WITH A ‘ MAN NAMED SANDERS’ AND COULD NOT HAVE SET THE FIRE AT ALL. 7 YEARS TRANSPORTATION FOR YOU DENNIS.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 19 September 1846
|1846 – MRS SANDERS ON THE HUNTER CONTRIBUTES 2/6 TO THE IRISH RELIEF FUND.||http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article685224|
1847 – FROM THE USA – SPOT SANDERS AND HIS FAMILY ARE POISONED BY WILKINSON WHO HAD TRIED TO STEAL SPOT’S HOGS.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 5 May 1847, page 2
The names Bell and SANDERS appear amongst the cheques lost by the Rev Rusden.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 22 January 1848, page 1
This issue also mentions the sale of two ENTIRE horses . ENTIRE ?
BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS !
Known Immigrants in the family at this time are :
|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||BEEJAPORE||THOMAS CRAIG , PARENTS AND SIBLINGS||SYDNEY|
ARTICLES ON EMIGRATION/IMMIGRATION IN NLA NEWSPAPERS:
MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION. MAY l8, 1835
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.
State Records Authority of New South Wales
Extracted from the:- “Concise Guide to State Archives of New South Wales
Shipping & Passenger Records
LIST OF SHIPPING SITES AND EMIGRATIONS.
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.
|Highland and Island Emigration Society, HIES
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
JOHN and NORMAN BELLS’ LANDS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TUMBULGUM. I came to live on the Tweed in 2001 and in Tumbulgum in 2002. My mother Joyce Bells and her sisters and brother grew up in Sydney in a street called TWEEDMOUTH AVENUE. My own granddaughter Madeline was born at TWEED HEADS HOSPITAL in 2004.
TENDERS for the CONVEYANCE OF MAILS ON NORTH COAST NSW AND TRAIN SCHEDULES
ESTIMATES FOR SUBORDINATE ROADS IN NORTHERN NSW 1883
Cudgen, via Guilfoyle’s C, P. and M’Leod’s Creek, to
Tweed Junction, 8 miles, £200; Murwillumbah to
Tumbulgum, 8 miles, £200; Byangum, via Tweed
Junction to border, 30 miles, £1500; Byangum, via
Sebastopol, to Tweed River Heads, 6 miles, £150
CESSATION OF FERRY SERVICES ON TWEED RIVER 1934
TWEED FERRYMAN SAVES WOMAN’S LIFE AT TUMBULGUM APRIL 1934
MURWILLUMBAH, April 2.
When the hand punt was almost across the north arm of the Tweed
River at Tumbulgum late this afternoon a motor truck which It was con-
veying suddenly ran back, broke the gates of the punt and fell into the
river, which at this spot is eight or nine feet deep. The truck was driven
by Mr. O. Hicks, who was accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs.
Daly, of Newstead, Brisbane.
Mrs- Daly, the only occupant of the truck at the time, was seated in the
driver’s cabin. The ferryman, E. Hill, realising her danger, promptly leaned
over the lip of the punt and pulled her back on board. While running to
his wife’s assistance Mr. Daly fell and badly injured his leg. Half an hour
later the truck was hauled out of the water by a breakdown car.
MURWILLUMBAH BEING APP 10 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF CONDONG. MAYBE LESS. IT IS NOW THE MAIN TOWNSHIP AND CONDONG AND TUMBULGUM ARE SMALL VILLAGES. HERE are SOME NLA MURWILLUMBAH STORIES
MURWILLUMBAH HOTEL 1872
A CASE of most brutal assault occurred very
recently on the Tweed River. From the in-
formation that has reached us (Clarence
Examiner) we learn that a German named
William Mayers, a publican, residing and keep
ing the Murwillumbah Hotel on the Tweed
River, assaulted and beat his wife while in the
pains of labor, and that when the mother was
delivered the child was found not only lifeless,
but with two bruises one on the right temple ;
READ ON AT http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298630
SUGAR CANE 1873 AND THE DRY SEASON
TWEED ROADS 1873
ITS OLD NEWS
This is a site of OLD NEWS COPY and if I am not mistaken has at least one lead to family members. PETER HOGAN AKA PETER MARK READY.
Here its its intro :
Welcome to Old News Copy.
Searchable Australian news index.
We are an information resource, providing copies of old newspaper articles, that we have indexed, from Victoria, Australia dating as far back as the 1800’s. You are able to search our archives and if you see something you like, you can use our order form to purchase that particular article(s).
BRAVO VICTORIA ! VERY NICE INDEED.
CONDITIONS ABOARD EMIGRANT SHIPS VARIED GREATLY. THE CRAIGS SAILED ON THE BEEJAPORE IN 1853 AND THE LOSSES WERE HIGH.
BELOW IS THE CASE OF THE “INDIAN” – AN EMIGRANT SHIP OF 1859 WHICH BROUGHT IRISH EMIGRANTS. THE “OUTRAGES” WERE RAISED IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS. WHILST OUR EMIGRANTS ARE APPARENTLY SCOTS AND ENGLISH , ( OUR IRISH HAVING ALREADY ARRIVED AS CONVICTS) THE ARTICLE BELOW IS CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH THE MCELODS, MACKAYS, SANDERS’ ,JACKSONS AND CRAIGS.
Ancestors Known to have arrived as EMIGRANTS are
|1839||JAMES MORGAN||WILHEMINA MCLEOD WITH HER MOTHER JANET MACKAY AND HER SIBLINGS|
|1849||VICTORIA||WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS|
|1853||WILLIAM BROWN||WILLIAM JACKSON AND ELIZABETH JOHNSON (HIS WIFE) WITH ONE DAUGHTER.|
|1853||BEEJAPORE||THOMAS CRAIG WITH HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS|
The Sanders are marked on their disembarkation papers as “assisted emigrants”. The 19th century newspapers fill in a good deal of my lack of understanding of emigration in the 19th century. I have images of William Sanders and of Mary Ann Skivings Sanders but none of the other ” emigrants”.
NSW STATE ARCHIVES REEL 58.
ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS INWARDS TO SYDNEY PER SHIP ” VICTORIA” ARRIVED 2nd SEPT 1849.
SAUNDERS, William. 26 years. 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 living in Colony – in Good health.
The Researcher (whom I think may have been Dick Sanders) has added – ( SAUNDERS should read SANDERS )
THE JACKSONS. from READY OR NOT – compiled by PHIL READY.
On 17th May 1853 a sixty ton ketch, WILLIAM BROWN, had arrived in Sydney from Honolulu. Aboard were immigrants WILLIAM JACKSON and his wife ELIZABETH and one daughter. William who had been born in Nottinghamshire in England was a Coppersmith by trade. On 26th November 1849 , in London he had married EIZABETH JOHNSON who had been born in Norfolk England.
In 1853 William whose trade was very much in demand set up in business in Steven Street, Ultimo. The following year his address appeared in SANDS directory as BAY STREET GLEBE. Julia from whom I descend was born on 5th June 1860 – listed as Newtown.
THE OTHER 2 FAMILIES OF EMIGRANTS SO FAR TRACKED ARE :
DAILY NEWS OCTOBER 7th 1850 LONDON ENGLAND
The SANDERS have been traced in a direct line back to Kenton, Devon, UK. from those of us living in 21st Century Australia. Below is an extract from the Country Journal or The Craftsman , a London Newspaper of the 18th Century. My week buried in the SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS’ free trial of UK HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS from THE BRITISH LIBRARY has provided me with many snippets which I will gradually add to the site. Some, like this one, are simply background – reflections of the times in which our ancestors lived. This letter is in the period when John Sanders and Susannah Kerswell were living in Devon. It is from the COUNTRY JOURNAL or THE CRAFTSMAN . SATURDAY APRIL 9 1737. LONDON ENGLAND. ISSUE 562. I thought the Kenton referred to in this edition was OUR KENTON in Devon but on reflection think it likely to refer to the Kenton which is now a neighbourhood within London. I have left the articles in as they do provide such vivid images of the times in England. In addition I spent hours looking at miniscule print to locate these obscurities and I am not wasting them.
AND THESE ARE THE EXTRACTS FROM 1737
Yep. The wrong Kenton. This is the one near Harrow. Fires and burning seemed a common occurrence. We read in the SYDNEY HERALD of 1831 of wee servant lasses running screaming from their workplaces with skirts afire. Melinda McNally was already in the service of Rev Richard Hill at the age of 9 . I myself am fond of the GREY HORSE called COW and would have bet on him. Izzy is of Polish Descent and doesn’t fancy encountering the spectres arising from “the Scarcity of Provisions ” .
other KENTONS : http://www.rahul.net/kenton/OtherKentons.html
SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS HAS PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A LOOK AT GALE CENGAGE LEARNING’S OLD UK NEWSPAPER FILES AND I AM TAKING THAT OPPORTUNITY.
What is Greville’s?
Back in 1872 they didn’t have phone books but they did have post office directories – people had a listing that so they could be found, much the same as a phone book but not all people ended up in the directory
Many Thanks to Helen Castle for making these pages available on the Web for free. Check her page on the CASTLE AND MALLOY FAMILIES. WE Are still looking for more details of Melinda Mcnally Kendall .
I have found several of my own relatives on the Grevilles listing. Including the Bells at Kynnumboon , Craigs on the Mcleay and Sanders also on Mcleay .
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