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Greville's Post Office Directory 1872  SUMMER ISLAND

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

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



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Irish Convicts to Australia


Lesley Uebel


Governor King to the Transport Commissioners
HRA – Aug 1802
I had the honor of receiving your letters and their several enclosures dated
as per margin by the Coromandel which arrived here 13th June, Hercules 26th
June, Atlas 6th July and Perseus 4th instant.
The above transports were cleared of all the prisoners, passengers,
provisions and stores, before the time limited for that purpose was expired;
and the Commissary has furnished the respective masters with receipts for
all that was landed here.
The healthy state in which the Coromandel and Perseus arrived requires my
particularly pointing out the masters of those ships to your notice. It
appears by the log books, surgeon’s diaries and the unanimous voice of every
person on board those ships that the utmost kindness had been shown by the
masters and surgeons to the convicts. This, with the proper application of
the comforts Government had so liberally provided for them and the good
state of health all the people were in, induced the master of the Coromandel
to proceed without stopping at any port. He arrived here in four months and
one day, bringing every person in a state of high health, and fit for
immediate labour; and altho’ it appears that the Perseus necessarily
stopped at Rio and the Cape, yet the convicts were in as good condition as
those on board the Coromandel; nor can I omit the great pleasure felt by
myself and the other visiting officers at the grateful thanks expressed by
the prisoners and passengers for the kind attention and care they had
received from the masters and surgeons, who returned, an unusual quantity of
the articles laid in by Government for the convicts during the voyage.
I am sorry that the conduct of the Masters of the Hercules and Atlas appears
to be the reverse of what I have just stated. By the surgeon’s list, and
the masters of the Hercules and Atlas’s letters to me, of which I send you a
copy, you will observe the dreadful mortality that raged on board those
ships, exclusive of the numbers killed. Altho’ there was no mutiny on board
the Atlas, yet in every other respect the master of that vessels conduct
appears as much if not more reprehensible than the other. The miserable
state the survivors were in in both those ships on their arrival in this
port, being filthy beyond description, some of the convicts lying dead with
heavy irons on, many of them died as they were coming from the ship to the
hospital. These circumstances, together with the complaints made against
the masters by the officers, rendered it necessary to investigate the
necessity of their having to put in Rio de Janeiro and the Cape, and how far
the masters had infracted the charter-parties. The result of these
investigations are enclosed. The log books and diaries will be forwarded by
the first direct conveyance mentioned in my letter of the 23rd ultimo.
The master of the Hercules was necessarily tried by a Court of
Vice-Admiralty on two indictments, first for killing ten men in the mutiny,
and afterwards for shooting one man (a ringleader), it was alleged, some
time after the mutiny had subsided. On the first count he was acquitted,
and on the second he was found guilty of manslaughter, and was sentenced by
the Court to pay a fine of 500 Pounds to the Orphan School, and to be
imprisoned until it was paid. As a doubt arose in my mind respecting the
propriety of his being fined, I have given a conditional remission of that
part of the sentence which I have referred to the judge of the Admiralty
Court, for His Majesty’s pleasure being signified thereon; and that the
course of justice may not be perverted (if I am wrong respecting the fine)
the master is bound over to abide by that determination and to surrender
himself within five days after his arrival in the port of London.
The master of the Atlas having such a quantity of private trade and spirits
on board, appears to have produced most of the bad consequences complained
of in that ship. What that private trade consisted of , and the bulk
occupied on board, will be obvious from the enclosed report of that ship’s
I have judged it necessary to forward this by the Hercules, in case she
should arrive in England before my letters which I mean to send by the
conveyance pointed out in my letter of the 23rd ultimo
I have, etc
Philip Gidley King



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Deaths and Mutiny on convict vessels provoke a scandal

Sydney, August 9. Despite the past disgraces of convict ships, and the regulations and warnings designed to improve their condition, two more vessels have arrived at Sydney in deplorable state, and with awful death rates.
The Hercules arrived on June 26 with the news that 30 convicts had died on the voyage and another 11 had been killed during a mutiny, with two dying later of their wounds and a third being summary executed by the captain.
The Atlas arrived on July 6, having lost 68 people through scurvy and dysentery.
Governor King described the ships as being "filthy beyond description. Some convicts were lying dead with heavy irons on, while many more died as they were coming to the hospital"
There has been an inquiry as to whether the masters had contravened their charters as convict carriers. The Governor noted that the Atlas was carrying liquor.




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