ms 3251 1821-1862 box 1 vol 3

ECHOES OF BUSHRANGING DAYS IN VAN DIEMEN’S LAND: BRADY, MCCABE, PERRY, GEFFREYS, AND BRITTON
1821-1862
Manuscript 3251. Vol 3 in box 1. Collection of the National Library of Australia.

TRANSCRIPT:

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1821 in pencil

“An agreement I made and entered into between Patrick McAvoy and Redmond [?] Bourke this 2nd Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one the said Bourke and McAvoy both of Hobart Town. Witness that the said Patrick McAvoy of Hobart Town aforesaid agrees and enters into partnership with the said Redmond Bourke of Hobart Town aforesaid to give him one half of the house and premises he holds in Mc quaries Street st joining Thomas Farrells premises in consideration of the said Redmond Bourke dividing his property both in Sandy Bay and Hobart Town also dividing his government salary with him the said Patrick McAvoy, Witness our hands the day and year first above written

Present

Michael Shaughnessy

Redmond Bourke

Daniel Daly

Patrick McAvoy

[all self signed]

etc

etc

etc

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George Town

Thursday evening 2 July 1820

Mr Fitzgerald

Sir

A Bench of Magistrates will assemble at Government House here on Saturday next the 29th instant, for the purpose of investigating into your affair with the four Prisoners, on charge of having part of your property of which you was robbed.

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The Commandant has therefore desired me to send a Constable off express to apprise you of the same, that you may attend the Court at 10 O Clock on Saturday morning next

I am sir

Your most Obed servant

? B Boothman

Chief Constable

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Sir

I have received your letter Friday in which directs me to appear on tomorrow at 10 O Clock at Government House which would be out of my power to walk the journey and should have had notice ? day or two beforehand – if I had ?  ?   you I’d be in George Town this Night

I am with respect

JOS yr humble Obed Serv

Mich Fitzgerald ?

Mr B Boothman

27 July 1820

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by Constable Lynch

Michael Fitzgerald

near to Launceston

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George Gardener Convict holding a Ticket of Leave charged with having in his possession the Towel the property of Mr Charles Reid knowing the same to have been stolen

Mr Charles Reid sworn saith, several months back two pair of Trowsers, some shirts, cravats, and one towel were feloniously stolen from my dwelling house on Norfolk Plains. On Tuesday last I accompanied District Constable Aldgate to the Hut occupied by John Baker and the Prisoner George Gardener and on searching found this pair of trowsers which I swear to me my property and which Rose Jones who lived with Baker told me Gardener had brot? from Town and that Baker had bought them from a man named Curry also a Ticket of Leave man. I then went with Aldgate to the House of Alex Sutters? and there found in the box of the Prisoner George Gardener this towel with the piece of tape sown in the middle which I swear to be my property and to have been stolen from my House.

M Charles Reid

District Constable Aldgate sworn saith on Tuesday last I accompanied Mr Reid to the hut accompanied by Mr Baker and the prisoner George Gardener and there I found this pair of striped trowsers which Rose Jones who lives with Baker told me were Bakers and had been bought by him from a Ticket of Leave man named Curry, but that the prisoner Gardener had bought them from town. I then went to Alexander Sutters and there found locked up in the prisoner’s box the towel which Mr Reid claimed as his property and said he could swear to. Mr Reid could swear to the trowsers being his property.

Thomas Aldgate’s mark  X

The prisoner in his defence say that he bought two towels of Mr Reid one of which is that now claimed by Mr Reid and that Doctor Smith can prove that the trowsers are his property.

The prisoner is committed to trial before a Bench of Magistrates at Launceston

30 Dec 1822

Thos: Archer  JP

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Depositions taken before T Archer esq against Geo Gardener received 30 Dec 1822

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Corwall to w

Came before me P Mulgrave Esq one of HM Justice’s of the Peace of Van Diemen’s Land, Convict Joseph Pratt, who being duly sworn deposeth on the 19th Sept last I took a pass which I found ???  this office of W Downy Lieut? for the Locus? delivered  to J F L Mayfinch ?  who had procured? to do something for me, the pass he read over to me the date was then February, the date of the month and year,   I do not recollect. He told me that he had dated it two days back, that altho’ it was made out for John Shannan it would pass me through any part of the county. I paid him a fencee? blanket for his ????, he read it to me in his Bedroom where no other person was present, he des???me not to show it until I got beyond Launceston, where no person could tell me from John Shannan.

Sworn before me being first ????  ???? this 18th Nov 1822

P M Mulgrave JP

Joseph  X  Pratt

His Mark

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This pass was shown to the Prisoner Mayfinch who denies any  knowledge of it.

P W Mulgrave JP

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Christopher Jackson /Bencoolin/ 7 yr/ TL

charged with being drunk and out after hour last night

Please guilty

Sentence

Five shillings and gaolers fee

Police Office

May 22nd

TBS and TS  ?? Esquire

Mr Matthew Paine Free/ David Shaw/  charged with having in his possession a Box of Soap the property of Mr Allan, the said soap having been fraudulently obtained from the house of George Hull Esquire.

Mr Paine admits having a Box of soap which was owned by Mr Allen but says he bought the said soap of John Thomas at the Rate if ten pence for it in cash which the account and receipt now shown proves Mr Paines states that there appeared to have been sone bane crossed out other side of the box that that he did bot observe it until he examined it in the presence of William Kenworthy Esquire.

Signed Matthew Paine

The charge is dismissed Mr Paine to appear against John Thomas

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Police Office May 22nd 1824

Jb Simpson Esquire

John Jones/ Lord Hungerford/Life

John Lee/Indefatigable/Life/PH?

charged with absconding from the service of Mr Willis (to whom they had been lent) and returning to Launceston with a pass.

Plea guilty

Jones to receive 50 lashes and return to Mr Willis

Lee – to received 25 lashes and return to Mr Willis

John White/Lord Hungerford/7 years

charged with insolence to Jones the overseer of the Penitentiary

Plea Guilty

Thirty Lashes half on the back

and half on the Breech

John McCarthy/Caledonia/Life

an assigned servant to Mr Daley

Charged with endeavouring to obtain rum from Mrs Lette  under false pretences

The information of Mr Lette  being Read.

Mc Carthy admits the charge but says that constable Mold /Mort?  gave his two dollars to purchase the Rum, but denies that he told Mrs Lette  that “Mr Lette had ordered him to receive it” and also that he did not tell Mr Letter of any other person that he was Robert Lanes servant, he also states

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that he had no conversation with Constable Mort?  respecting the rum which he was sent for or the consequence that might occur from purchasing that quantity of Mr Lette.

Ann Rummer  who being sworn saith I am an assigned servant to Mr Lette same day since the Prisoner Mc Carthy came to my masters house with a Bottle and two dollars, asked my Mistress for a quart of rum, which was refused by her saying she never sold less than two gallons, he again requested my mistress to let him have the rum which was again refused, Mrs Lette asked him who he was, he said he lived with Bob Lane, that he knew my master very well and that if he was at home he could get it.

signed

The X of Ann Rummer

Decision

The Prisoner McCarthy is ordered to attend on the first Saturday in June next before a bench of Magistrates to answer the charge.

Mr Nathaniel Lucas/Free

Charges by Mr John Knights with assaulting and beating him in the Public street last evening.

Plea Guilty, but says that Knight was upon his premises when he first saw him and was looking in at his window. Mr Lucas is ordered to find sureties of the Peace for 1 month.

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Thomas Hill/Hull? /Surry/7 yrs

an assigned servant to Mr Willis charged with insolence and neglect of duty.

Plea   Not Guilty

Mr Willis being sworn saith I have had repeated cause to complain of the Prisoner’s insolence and particularly so on sunday last. I  desired him to split some shingles during the preceding week, which he neglected to do, he demanded a bottle of brandy of me and a pair of trowsers which I thought proper to refuse in consequence of his neglect of duty, he has told me he would never do another days work for me, and would immediately do to the Lieutenant Governor.

I told him if that was the case I would send him to Doctor Pearson and told him to go there with a note this he neglected too do until about an hour and a half after I had ordered him, his former bad conduct has inducted me to complain of him.

Signed Richard Willis

Sentence

Twenty five lashes and return to the Public works

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Police Office  May 24th TBS ??  Major Mc Ld JP

Daniel Floyd/Nereus/Free

Charged with being drunk last evening in the house of Mr Mc Donald

Plea Guilty

Sentence

To pay a fine of five shillings

Richard Gill/PW/Hibernia/Life/

Charged with stealing a quantity of Bread and two bags from the House of Edward Munro

Plea

Not Guilty

The information of Edward Munro being Read and confirmed

The information of James Yates being Read and confirmed

The information of Constable Smith being Read and confirmed

Decision

Gill is committed for further examination

William Lacey Cooper / Arab/ Life

as assigned servant to Mr Birrell

Charged with being drunk last evening on the streets

Plea  Guilty

Sentence   To pay a fine of 5 shillings

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William Foreman/Commodore Hayes/ 14 yrs

an assigned servant to Major Mc Leod charged with insolence and disobedience of orders

plea  Guilty

Sentence  Fifty lashes and returned to his master’s employ

Police Office May 26th JBS James Simpson   Esq  JP

Doctor Mountgarrett/Free/

Charged by his assigned servant Thomas Baker with ill treating him on the 17th instant.

The case is dismissed  and Baker is to return to his Master’s employ

William Wheels/Sir Godfrey Webster/Life

an assigned servant to Doctor Mountgarrett  charged with insolence and neglect of duty.

Plea  Not Guilty

Dr Mountgarrett states on oath that the prisoner was frequently seen lying down upon the harrow whilst harrowing a piece of land and that when he told him of it he said it was a damned lie, last Friday week I sent him to fetch in the bullock instead of doing so he went away and did not return until the next day

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although he knew well that the bullock were close at hand, he has frequently absented himself from his Hut during night and on various occasions has treated me with insolence.

Signed Jacob Mountgarrett

Sentence

Fifty lashes half on the back and half on the Breech and work 3 months in the gaol gang.

William Evans /Lord Hungerford/14 years

John Burke/Globe/7 years/ TL

Charged with stealing and slaughtering a bullock or steer on Sunday evening last the Property of Sarah Atkinson

Plea  Not Guilty

The prisoners are committed for trial before the next Bench of Magistrates

Police Office May 27th JB Simpson JP

James Boyde/TL/Fortune/Life

Charged with being drunk and disorderly on the streets last night

Plea  guilty

Sentence  Five shillings & gaoler fee

William Webb/Globe/7 yrs

Charged with Riding in his cart on the Public Road without reins to guide the Bullocks drawing the same

Plea Guilty

Fined  10 shillings

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John Langton/Bencoolin/7 yrs

Charged with refusing to pay John Griffin 15’ 16” 0  ???   ???? for agricultural labourer.

Langton admits the work to be done but says that Griffin has overcharged him.

Langton is ordered to pay Griffin forty eight bushels of wheat in two days time.

Police Office may 28th JB Simpson

Mr Wickham Whitchurch

Charged with having in his possession  a Box of Soap the property of Mr Allan. Mr Whitchurch states I admit I had a Box of Soap with Mr Allan’s name upon it which I bought of John Thomas and paid him three pounds eight shilling for it being at the rate of one shilling for the Box was said to contain 56 pounds and Thomas promised to deliver the remainder when it should arrive from Hobart Town. John Black and Abraham Moses  were present at the time I bought the said soap, Thomas told me that it was his own property and as such I bought it of him, about  an hour and a half after I had bought it, I examined the Box and found Mr Allan’s name

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…..

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2006                            Abraham Halliwell per Layton states he is free today with Mr Emmett ??  ??? new?? see as to this I ???? of  >???? in England

2007                            2 July

2008                            Emmett??

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…a month ago I desired him to  remove some casks standing in the yard, he did not refuse this order but was extremely insolent during my absence from home he takes the liberty of using insolence to Mrs Simpson, particularly on Sunday last he was then drunk and refused to cur some wood for the fire, he complained he  had got no shoes and could not cut wood in consequence, making use of a great deal of abusive language.

Sentence

To be  confined in a cell on Bread and water fourteen days and be returned to his master.

John Eddistone/Free

Charged with Riding in bis Cart on the Public Road without reins to guide the bullocks drawing the same

plea  Guilty

Fined 20 shillings

James Holman/Malabar/14 yrs

A clerk employed on the commissariat office.

Charged with having a watch on his person supposed to have been stolen and with being accessory to the concealment of a portmanteau the Property of Mr Allan

Plea  Not Guilty

Remanded for further examination

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William Bruce/Hibernia/Life/PM

Charged with having a Portmanteau in his possession the property of Mr Allan for which he cannot satisfactorily account.

Bruce admits the charge but says the portmanteau was given to him by John Thomas

as his property to convey to the wharf at Launceston

Bruce is remanded for further examination.

Allan Mc Donald/free/skelton

Charged with having sundry articles of wearing apparel and soap in his possession the property of Mr Allan which were entrusted to John Thomas and not delivered according to order.

Mr Mc Donald admits the charge but says John Thomas sold him the clothes and soap as his own property.

McDonald is committed for further examination but  admitted to Bail.

Police Office may 21st 1824  JBS Simpson Esq.Redmund Burke/ Guildford

a constable

Charged by Mr Kenworthy with neglect of duty

Plea Not Guilty

Not prosecutor appearing Burke is discharged

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To the workshipful the Justice of the Peace acting in and for the County of Cornwall Van Diemen’s Land

We the undersigned Chief Constable and three Householders of the District of Norfolk Plains do hereby certify that Edward Bailey is a person of good fame and reputation and fit and proper to keep a public house

Witness our hands

CB Hardwicke  CA Constable [very shaky old hand]

John Smith

J Mountgarrett [shaky hand]

WJ  ? Baker

I consider Mr Edward Bailey to be a very fit proper person to have a Licence to keep a Publick House in the District of Norfolk Plains, Van Diemen’s Land

Tho Archer JP

Woolmers 5 July 1825

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To the workshipfull the Justices of the Peace in and for Van Diemen’s Land

We the undersigned Ministers, chief constable, Householders of the Township  of Launceston, do hereby Certify that James Scott, Odeland  (?) of Launceston is a person of good fame and reputation and fit and proper to keep a public house.

Witness our hands

G Lawson Chief Constable

John Youl

W Hull

Thomson

Mr Kenworth

William Barnes

Will  Lawrence

A B Watson (?)

Launceston  3 Sept 1825

Under all the circumstances of this application I am of the opinion that a public House in the part of the town where James Scott’s residence is situated would be advisable and therefore I recommend his having a licence

W Balfour  Lt Col Commt

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Launceston

13th September 1825

To the worshipfull the Justices of the Peace acting in and for His Majesty’s Settlement of Port Dalrymple Van Diemen’s Land

We the undersigned Minister, Chief Constable, and three householders of the Town of Launceston Port Dalrymple aforesaid do hereby Certify that John Townsend of the Long Meadow near Launceston is a person of good fame and reputation and fit and proper to keep a Public House.

Witness our hands

John Youl

Chaplain

Arch Thomsson

Jn Sinclair

Thomas Prosser

George Lawson

Chief Constable

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The complaint of John Cane Mason against Mr James Reid for payment of work done upon his farm.

From the evidence produced in this case I deduce? the following conclusions. Admitting that a verbal agreement  was originally entered into between Mr Reid and John Cane for opening a quarry and building the chimnies as stated by Doctor Landale.

Mr Reid by refusing t?    Cane  to work any longer upon his premises and also by his ???vortmbing?? offer to pay him for the seven days he has been employed at the building has given this most convincing proof that he consented to the cancelling  of all for the obligations between himself and Cane and consequently has forfeited all claims to recourse for breach of contract

Secondly

there is no evidence to shew

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that Cane was ass???? occasion?? guilty  of insolence or improper conduct when he repeated G  C  upon Mr Reid for payment of his demand. On the contrary it appears from the concurring testimony of the servants that he invariably b….  with great propriety and con….?  then ????? near ground for Mr Reid refusing to pay him an equitable wagefor the seven days.

Third

When Mr Reid insisted he would not pay Cane any thing ‘till he produced the Lairds ??writing of Magistrate’s f??? in. the ????? of the daily wage to be allowed to?  p??? could not with prop???/ attempt to resist an increase he himself had forcibly impo??? upon Cane.

Lastly it being demonstrated that Cane is an acknowledged

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good workman and that an industrious artisan working like himself upon indulgence can easily earn ten shillings a day and it being farther presumed that there exists no colonial law or regulation to determine the wages of mechanics and artifices b??? Ticket of Leave  ???/ to compel then to undertake work against their will.

Thus hereby awarded that five shillings a day with free board and lodgings or thirty fibre shillings for the seven days work without any deduction whatever shall be paid by Mr Reid to the plaintiff John Cane with reference to the Bench what for the compensations he may be entitled to for the many days he has lost in going to Mr Reid to seek his payment.

Mr Horne  JP

Ross  17 March 1825

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Declaration of John Cain Ticket of Leave man working first duly sworn Mr Leith?? oath as follows.

I entered into an engagement with Mr james Reid which him three chimneys and a room and when I came to behin the work Mr Reid wished to alter the original engagement by confirming it was two chimneys and an oven to which I agreed  for the sum of Fourteen ?? pounds

I was to find the stones and Mr Reid was to cart them.

I worked seven days at the job and no sort of complaint of whatever nature was made until the evening of the sixth day up to which time Mr Reid’s cart man  ????? the stones with which I carried on the building.

Upon the sixth evening Mr Reid objected to my building without I would sink a quarry and raise the stones. To which I replied rasing stones and sinking a quarry are two distinct things.

Mr Reid r?????d ??????? not raise any more stones not would  he ???? any more that were raised.

Upon the seventh day. I returned? to my work and carried on the whole of the day ‘till night and little before I gave over work M r Reid came and ????? over some of my work.

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saying I should work no more till I would provide stones to his liking

I showed? to Mr Reid that was what no person had ever ???? to my work.

Upon the eighth morning I went out to the quarry and Mr Reid followed me thither. I began to raise stones to Mr Reid’s cart.

Mr Reid told the man, his hand. to not cart any of the stones which was raised, that I must sink a quarry below the ground. I continued to work till dinner and had a load raised which I thought would please him. I told the man to put them in the cart which he did.  I returned home with the man to dinner and  when I had taken dinner I wentr to my ???? at the building of  the chimney.

So near as I can recollect between the hours of one and two Mr Reid came to me and said he would let me build no more with those stones again I can find ?????  ????   stones without putting them in ??? work.

I then said to Mr Reid I must go to Mr Horn to see if he will give me any justice.

Mr Reid said you had better take care of yourself  or I will get your Ticket of Leave taken from you.

With that I came away to the men’s hut where I stopped and got a paper and ??? out which I proposed should be signed by Mr Reid and myself as the terms of our agreement for the building carrying on.

I sent it to Mr Reid by his servant maid. She brought it back to me again and said Mr Reid would not sign it. I then spoke to Mr Reid and enquired what reason he had for refusing to sign the paper to which Mr Reid made answer there is nothing about sinking a quarry in it.

With that I left Mr Reids premises the next morning and repaired to your house at Ross  to complain of Mr Reid

I told you as nearly as I can recollect what I have now stated and I showd you the written agreement I had presented to Mr Reid

You then wrote a note and sent me with it to Mr Reid desiring ???? giving you an answer.

Mr Reid returned an answer by me the next day. Which I am send over to me stating that I had worked seven days for which he was willing to pay me and I might go about my business.

I agreed with adding ??????? you should be pleased to allow ?? for the seven days  I would be content with as I was tired of the job. I then asked what you would be willing to allow me

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you answered you had no authority to dictate  terms all matters of such a nature  being settled as per agreements between the parties.

I took this impage?? to Mr Reid and he told me he would pay me nothing unless your deduced  what it should be.

I returned the following day to you  with this answer and you gave me a written paper which I delivered  to Mr Reid in his own grey stationery, that you considered 57- and free board and lodging a very reasonable charge.

I delivered this paper to Mr Reid in his garden and when he read it he threw it back to me again.

I then ???? him I will ???? me that small sum.

tues 13 July 2009

I shall not pay you, I will bet Mr Horn know better law than that. He knows no more about law than an old woman.

With that I picked up the paper and came away and passed the night at Mr Cox’s and continued my journey to Ross the next day and informed you what had happened.

Your replied it was but? a ???  shifttin? to the general ?? and you moved to summon Mr Reid to appear.

I attended agreeable to your orders at Pitt’s Inn and you told me there in the presence of W R??? or? calling t??m in such a manner that he showed fear that Mr Reid

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to pay me for the seven days work and that I should call to get the thirty five shillings. I thanked you and said I was ??? happy to learn the news.

Whilst sitting drinking Mr Pitt’s I asked  Mr Reid’s assigned servant  Cavenagh what reason he had for denging?  the words which passed in Mr Reid’s garden when I presented to him the note addressing I suppose you’re your master has bribed you.

He made answer “he did not bribe me but if I went to tell the truth there was another man ready to contradict me and I might not go home for he would give me no peace.”

In a few days after I went to Mr Reid in his garden and asked him for the money. He answered  he had it not. I said do you mean not to pay me Mr Reid. He said would pay me when he should get it.

I told him to give it to Mr Cox that I did not wish to be coming about his premises. He answered if I would give Mr Cox an order he would let him have it.

I did not trouble Mr Reid again about it for three week or a month when as I was passing by accidentally with another man and called upon Mr Reid in his stock yard

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saying I wished to speak to him.

Mr Reid replied I have nothing.

I answered I would make him have time to speak to me yet.

In about seven weeks after I presented Mr Reid with a bill for thirty five shillings he answered he had two or three and twenty shillings ag??? me to place against the thirty five.

I said Mr Reid I must go once more to a Magistrate and came? again that same day to you and told you that Mr Reid had not paid me.

You then entered your cottage and wrote a few lines to Mr Reid the next morning? and asked for an answer.

Mr Reid replied I have got ???  .  I then told him you desired me ??? got an answer. He would not speak to me.

I requested him to open the letter and given me an answer before I went away.

Mr Reid made me no sort of answer and walked away to where his man was killing a pig.

I had a minute or two thinking he would open the letter and when I saw no sign of Mr Reid opening it I left the premises and returned to Ross to acquaint you the particulars.

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You said you would send Mr Reid a summons to appear at Jericho the following Saturday and desired me to attend also which acceardi? I did and called m p?? ong??/ or my road? driver?

You gave me a letter to deliver to Mr Anstey which I did.

Mr Anstey after reading it sent me with it to Mr Gregson? who told me to stop until the next day lite? after twelve o clock. I remained till about three in the afternoon and Mr Anstey gave me a letter to deliver to you and desired me to walk to Mr Gregson’s for another which on doing said /I did? and Mr Anstey d???? the letter wa??? desiring me to deliver them safe to you.

Mr Reid’s two men Gilbert Bligh Kennedy and James Cavenagh were in the garden when I delivered your note to Mr Reid and to the best of my liking? were within four yards of Mr Reid.

Sworn before me on the 17th March

John Cain (own shaky signature)

R Horn  JP

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Deposition of Mr James Reid of the Macquarie River who being duly sworn maketh oath.

In October John Cain came to me wishing to contract with me to build some chimnies and an oven.

I told him what? milkman? what he build two chimnies and an oven to be built of fresh stone and he to quarry the stone himself.

We went to the hill where the stone was to be got and he said it ??  very difficult himself  to open the quarry and of course he must have more for the work. After considering a little he said he would build what I wanted and would quarry the stone for twitact?? pounds.

These words he said in the presence of Dr Landale at the same time Dr Landale said it was worth all the more to me to have the quarry opened.

I agreed with him and there ???? and employed cart with a man and bullock to bring the stones in.

In place of quarrying the stones he gathered all kinds of stones from off the surface. When tol??? as well as the stones.

When I observed that I told him his agreement with me was to quarry the stones and I would not leave him to build. What stones he had got in nor send Mr Clark? for more till he had quarried….

He still persisted in building with ???? stones. When I asked him

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to stop and knocked down ???  upon the upper course of the building upon which he went and complained.

You commanded? me to settle with the man when I returned?? the man who had broke this his engagement and was not entitled to anything.  ???? if it were to save me any further trouble in the business and I would pay him for the number of days he had been working at the rate he was entitled to by the Government regulations.

The man returned to me with a page in grunt? and writing stating there exists no Government regulations for Ticket of Leave men. The meaning of a man holding a Ticket of Leave is that he has liberty to work for who he pleases upon those terms upon which both parties can agree and that in your opinion 57- per day is a verleas? and mandinate? charge for  a day’s work but I am positive there was not word of board and lodging in it.

My agreement with the man that he was to find himself with everything. When Cain presented the? paper to me in the garden I read it and returned it to him saying.

If Mr Horn did not know there are government regulations I since ?? having occasion to be in Launceston eight days before I saw it stuck in the Police Office but said

nothing

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further respecting Mr Horn.

a few days after myself and two men received summons to attend before a Bench of Magistrates at Ross when Mr Horn asked me how I could object?  to  disasper Halls??  I enquired  Law? you replied I had answered the man who presented the paper written to me that I know no more of the Government regulations than an old woman which I denied and told? the man to prove.

You call’d him and asked him to repeat what I had said in the garden what he said exactly the words “if Mr Horn does not know the Government regulations he does”.

You enquired of him Law? he came to say before I had called over an old woman to which he enquired he did and then? that at last is was of no use to say so for that my man would be influenced by me not to confirm it.

I then threatened the man that I would then have him taken before a magistrate for saying  my men had be biased by me in their evidence and wished to make a complaint to you about it which you said you could not receive.

I then said I would lay the complaint before the bench of Launceston shortly after you spoke to me again upon the subject and extuated? me to

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settle with the man saying if you will not do it for the man’s sake do it for mine and I agreed to pay him what was due him.

He called upon me two or three times and was very insolent calling upon me to speak to him and upon Friday 4th of March he sanded?  me ??? the garden pailing? a note demanding payment of 35/- for work when I told him I had a Aucator?  cluding? of 22/ or 23/- for what he had got off? me whilst he was upon  my premises.

He said he would allow no reduction he had your order to get payment of the full sum in ???? any reduction whatever and I told him I should not have to pay him anything  more than in fallaner?

He went away and the following morning brought a letter from you. He met me as I was going from the house to servant who was killing a pig and gave me the letter saying he wanted an answer. Without opening the letter I walked onto the manand almost in ??? until I returned to house and there opened the letter.

On receiving it I larks? out of the brind?  for Cain who was not to be seen. I did not say he should have no answer. The following day he? returned Free?? a summons to appear at Jericho which I declined because I resided in the county of Cornwall of Corr???

Sworn before me this 17th of March 1825

James Reid

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Adding that I should be most happy to why? a summons before a bench in Launceston. On following Monday I received a summons to appear with him? at M/ at Orss.

Sworn before me this 17 March 1825

James Reid

RM Horn JP

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Deposition of Doctor Thomas Landall resides upon the Macquarie River who his faith has duly sworn maketh oath as follows.

I proceeded with Mr Reid to a quarry hill upon his premises where free stone was accompanied by John Cain and after remaining??? several parts of it Cain pitched upon a sport where he thought stone would  be most easily procured.

Mr Reid entered into an agreement with him to build him 2 or 3 chimmnies and an oven.

A good deal of agreement took place respecting the price and I remarked to Mr Reid not to stand on afterwards as the opening of the quarry I considered of very great advantage.

Cain remarked that he would much? then build the chimnies, then quarry the stones.

He also questioned that Mr Reid was to find him in say? implement keep? as? for raisin?. The stone m?? wedges, crowbars, sledges,s hammers.

These terms were acceded to by Cain and a good deal of conversation took place relation to the quarrying.

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of the stone.

Th. Landall

Sworn before me this day 17th March 1825

RM Horn.

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Deposition of William Gantlenshaw?? Ticket of Leave man who having been first duly sworn maketh oath as follows.

One day before the general muster as Cavenagh was going to Mr Murray’s for some boards I asked him how the concern between Mr Reid and Cain was settled. Cavenagh replied ‘Cain is a coward for Mr Reid ordered him off his premises and told him he would never pay him a half penny for that Mr Horn knew now more of law than an old woman.’

Upon the day of muster after the muster was over I was sitting in the room where Cain and Cavanagh were drinking and Cain asked Cavenagh if his master had told him not to tell the truth.

Cavenagh replied no but he was not sworn and he might tell what he chose it he was not sworn. If he was sworn he would tell the truth.

I recollect hearing some person speaking of being afraid to go home but do not remember particularly

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neither can I say who it was who mentioned it.

William          his  Gunshawsham

X

Mark

Sworn before me this 17th March 1825

?? Horn J

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James Cavanagh assigned servant to Mr James Reid being first duly sworn maketh oath

I was in the garden when John Cain presented a written paper to Mr Reid

Mr Reid read the paper and told Cain to be off

Cain then said “Will you not pay me my wages”

Mr Reid replied “Be off my premises. Mr Horn knows no more of being a magistrate than an old woman”

Cain replied “I know what Mr Horn told me at the time”

No angry words took place between Mr Reid and Cain and the latter left the premises without saying anything failthy.

James Cavanagh

His X  mark

Sworn before me ??? this 17th March 1825

Pm Horn  JP

see:

  1. Ratho Alexander Reid   c.1783-1857       arr. 1 March 1822            JP Bothwell
  2. Humbie          Alexander Reid   c.1783-1857arr. 1 March 1822       JP Richmond
  3. Richmond Park Charles Reid      c.1793-1857   arr. Sept. 1818        Merchant Norfolk Plains
  4. Greenhill         James Reid         c.1803-1866       arr.14 Jan 1823   Distiller Macquarie River
  5. Richmond Hill James Reid         c.1803-1866       arr.14 Jan 1823   Distiller West Tamar

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Deposition of Gilbert Blith

Servant of Mr James Reid upon the Macquarie who being first sworn maketh saith

“I was in the garden when Cain presented a written paper to Mr Reid. Mr Reid read it over and returned it to the man saying if Mr Horn did not know the rules of Ticket of Leave mean’s wages he had seen them at Launceston”.

Mr Reid told Cain to be gone from about the premises. Cain accordingly went away without saying anything that I heard.

Nothing further was said by one nor the other in my presence.

Gilbert Blyth [signed by him]

Sworn by me ????? this 17th march 1825

PM Horn

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Break of Day Plains 1st February 1825

Sir,

My late Government servant Henry Strong on his way to Hobart Town some considerable time ago says he left 2 wedders of mine along with a parcell of sheep belonging to a man of the name of Daley somewhere in your neighbourhood now Sunderland ? they are in your charge as Chief District Constable and I wish to state if they are mine you will find they are all branded either on the right side of the nose or across it with a plain iron

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and my regular standing earmark is a hole in the left ear and three back bits in the right ear. Will you have the goodness to let me know how I can recover them – and if there are any more among then you have in keeping with that mark.

& I am

Sir

Your most ob’d Servt

Rodk Forbes

Mr Eagle

C  DC

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Please address to me

at Break of Day Plains

to be left at W McLeods

Elizabeth Creek to be forwarded.

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Mr Eagle

Chief District Constable

Macquarie River

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tiny page [A6]

Sir

I have the honour to extract of a letter  from B Horne Esq also copy of note from Mr Rod Forbes which are all the documents that could be found in this office elative to Daley and ???? I believe ???? information were taken before Mr Horne at the time Daley was apprehended at Ross Bridge Mr Horne had been written upon the subject and in reply states that  that the information never forwarded .. the Super…ew of Police at HT. and on  infie?? to Mr Mulgraves Letter Book I fare that application was made to Mr Humphries on the 21st March last to which it does not appear any a(action?) has been received.

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Van Diemen’s Land

To wit

Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Robert Towers and James Towers of Launceston   came personally before us James Cox Esq J C Simpson and P A Mulgrave esquires Justices of the Peace for the said Island and its dependencies and acknowledged themselves to owe to our said Lord the King to Wit the said Robert Towers the sum of one hundred punds and the said James Towers the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be respectively levied of their several goods and chattels lands and tenements to the use of our said Lord the King his Heirs and successors in case default shall be made in the performance of any of the conditions hereunder written.

The condition of this Recognizance is such that whereas the said Robert Towers is Licensed to Brew Beer Ale and other male liquors on his premises in Launceston in the County of Cornwall and that if he shall not suffer any quantity of Sugar or Molasses exceeding one hundred pounds weight to be within the premises of the said brewery or in no wise make Beer ale or Porter from Sugar or Molasses, then this Recognizance shall be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Taken and acknowledged before us the day and year above written.

James Cox

H Simpson

PA Mulgrave

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? from Robert Tower and James Tower

29th Sept 1825

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Alexander Stewart of Launceston and Mr William Barnes of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Alexander Stewart the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said William Barnes the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Alexander Stewart is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Alexander Stewart now Dwells, being the sign of The Rose and Thistle in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Alexander Stewart James Houghton do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Henry Davis of Launceston and Wickham Whitchurch of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Henry Davis the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Wickham Whitchurch the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Henry Davis is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Henry Davis now Dwells, being the sign of The Commercial Tavern in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Henry Davis do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Henry Boyle  of Launceston and Terrence Roe of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said   Henry Boyle the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Terrence Roe the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Henry Boyle is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Henry Boyle now Dwells, being the sign of The Red Lion in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Henry Boyle do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five William Field  of Launceston and William Keating of Norfolk Plains came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said William Field the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said William Keating the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said William Field is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said William Field now Dwells, being the sign of The Plough in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said William Field do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Alexander Waddle  of Launceston and Theophilus Futrill of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Alexander Waddle the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Theophilus Futrill the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Alexander Waddle is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Alexander Waddle now Dwells, being the sign of The Horse and Jockey in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Alexander Waddle do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Thomas Manning  of Launceston and John Park of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Thomas Manning the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said John Park the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Thomas Manning is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Thomas Manning now Dwells, being the sign of The Jolly Sailor in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Thomas Manning do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Robert Towers  of Launceston and Newman Williatt of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Robert Towers the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Newman Williatt the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Robert Towers is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Robert Towers now Dwells, being the sign of The Caledonia Hotel in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Robert Towers do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave  JP

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five John James  of Launceston and Newman Williatt of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said John James the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Newman Williatt the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said John James is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said John James now Dwells, being the sign of The Wheatsheaf in the District or Township of Norfolk Plains from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said John James do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five James Houghton  of Launceston and James Yates of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said James Houghton the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said James Yates the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said James Houghton is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said James Houghton now Dwells, being the sign of The Globe  in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said James Houghton do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five William Patten  of Launceston and Richard Evans of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said William Patten the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Richard Evans the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said William Patten is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said William Patten now Dwells, being the sign of The Hope and Anchor  in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said William Patten do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five William Frazer  of the South Esk and John Daniels of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said William Frazer the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said John Daniels the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said William Frazer is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said William Frazer now Dwells, being the sign of The Lamb  in the District or Township of Breadalbane from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said William Frazer do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five James Scott Odeland  of  Launceston and Mr Archibald Thompson of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said James Scott Odeland the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Mr Archibald Thompson the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said James Scott Odeland is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said James Scott Odeland now Dwells, being the sign of The Black Swan in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said James Scott Odeland do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five John Townsend  of  Long Meadow and Thomas Prosser of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said John Townsend the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said Thomas Prosser the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said John Townsend is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said John Townsend Richard Nayler now Dwells, being the sign of The Ship in the District or Township of Launceston from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said John Townsend Richard Nayler do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty five Edward Bailey  of  Norfolk Plains and William Smith of Launceston came personally before us James Cox, FC Simpson, PS Mulgrave, Esquires.

Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and acknowledge themselves to owe the OUR LORD THE KING; to wit, the said Edward Bailey the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and the said William Smith the sum of Thirty Pounds, of Lawful Money of Great Britain, to be respectively levied of their several Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of Our said LORD THE KING, his Heirs and Successors, in Case default shall be made in the Performance of any of the Conditions hereunder written:-

THE CONDITION  of this         RECOGNIZANCE is such, that whereas the said Edward Bailey is to be licensed to keep a Common Inn, Ale-House, or Victualling House, and to sell Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any  other Spirituous Liquors, in the House wherein the said Edward Bailey Richard White now Dwells, being the sign of The South Esk Lower Ferry in the District or Township of Norfolk Plains from the date hereof until the twenty ninth Day of September 1826. IF the said Edward Bailey do keep the Law, in selling Ale, Beer, or other Malt Liquors; or Cyder, Brandy, Rum, Wine, or any other Spiritous Liquors, in his said House and Premises; and shall not permit any Playing at Cards, Dice, or any other Game, in his House or Premises; nor suffer any Person to become Drunk at

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any Time, or to remain there Tippling or Drinking after the Hour of Nine at Night, or on Sunday at any Hour; nor suffer any Disorder to be committed therein; nor refuse to admit any Magistrate, or Constable, into any Part of the said House or Premises; then the said Recognizance to be Void: otherwise, to remain in full Force.

Taken and acknowledged, the Day and Year, first above written, before us,

James Cox

H Simpson

PW Mulgrave

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At the quarter sessions held at Launceston

Name of party complained against charge Sentence
William Foster Felony. Stealing a shirt the property of Thomas ??? in binding Term of transportation extended 2 years
John Moore Felony. Stealing a shirt the property of His Majesty Transportation to a penal settlement for three years and hard labour
Luke Free Felony. Stealing a pair of trowsers the property of Thomas Walsh Transportation to a penal settlement for three years and hard labour
James Westwood Felony. Stealing a quantity of wheat the property of His Majesty. Transportation to a penal settlement for two years and hard labour
John Hardy? Haroly? Felony. Stealing a pair of trowsers property of Thomas Jenkins Transportation to a penal settlement for two years and hard labour
James Newman Neglect of Duty as a Constable Dismissed from his office
Andrew Cliplene ?? Blisslene ?? Prevarication in his Evidence on the (under binding) of Moses Gilchrist Deprived of his Ticket of Leave
At Campbell Town August 24th 1825
John Brown Absconding and resisting himself of the service of John Edward Cox, Lower Macquarie. Transportation to a penal settlement for three years and hard labour

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At the quarter sessions held at Launceston September 5th 1825

Name of party complained against Charge – Sentence
William Kelly Felony – Stealing a quantity of Tobacco the property of Patrick McDonald Term of transportation extended 3 years
Joseph Greenop ? and John Lock Felony – stealing a quantity of tea? (under binding) the property of His Majesty Joseph Greenop ?transportation to a penal settlement for three years and hard labourJohn Lock Term of transportation extended 2 years

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Calendar of Prisoners tried at the Quarter Sessions held at Launceston on Monday ??? (date under binding) December 1825

Prisoner’s names Felony Sentence
George Holloway and William Roberts Stealing a quantity of meat the property of Abraham Walker Verdict: Not guilty
John Sutherland Stealing a quantity of meat the property of William Barnes Transportation to a penal settlement for three years and hard labour
Benjamin Kinks/Jinks/Hinks? and James Weaver Stealing a quantity of meat the property of Abraham Walker Of Kinks. Term of…Transportation extended two years and hard labour.

Of Weaver. Term of…

Transportation extended three years and hard labour

Matthew McHugh Stealing a quantity of wine and Br… the property of James Roberts…? Verdict. Not guilty
John Combs Misdemeanour. Obtaining money and goods under false pretences Term of transportation extended one year and hard labour
WJ ParramoreClerk of the Peace

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Return of offences heard and determined in the County of Cornwall between 31st day of Dec to the 19th day of August 1826

Offenders named If prisoner mark his term of transportation The name of the ship the offender arrived in The name of the vessel the offender arrived in at George or Hobart Town Date of trial, offence, sentence, before whom tried, and by whom employed at the time the offence was committed.
Maria Price Prisoner 26th January 1826 for impertinent behaviour. Sentenced to return to the factory for one month by Richard Willis Esq in the employ of Henry Jellico Esq Elizabeth River
William Pitburn Prisoner 19th August. For refusing to return to his master and disobedience of orders, 50 lashes, and to work in irons in the fourth class for the space of six months by Benn Horne, Richard Willis, and Samuel Hill Esq in the in the employ of Mr Lewis Gillis Eppindorf, Elizabeth River.
William Johnson Prisoner 26th May for neglecting his duty and disobedience of orders and repeated insolence 50 lashes and returned to Government works at Ross by Samuel Hill Esq in the employ of Richard Willis esq Wanstead RICHARD WILLIS JP (signed) Wanstead Park, Bathurst
RH Willis Clerk to the Bench of Magistrates Campbell Town

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Return of Offences heard and determined in the Country of Cornwall  between the 11th of June and 11th October 1825

# on Police Office Register Offenders named If prisoner mark his term of transportation The name of the ship the offender arrived in The name of the vessel the offender arrived in at George or Hobart Town Date his trial, offence, sentence, before whom employed at the time the offence was committed.
John Foley FS 11th day of July for Slaughtering his master’s cattle without his permission committed to Launceston gaol for trial. R Willis and S Hill Esq employment of Mr RW Loane
William FrappleJames Robinson

John Lowe

William Murray

Prisoners 4th day of July. For stealing a quantity of wheat and a sack. To Macquarie Harbour for three years subject to Lieut. Gov Arthurs approval by R Willis and S Hill Esq in the employment of Government at Ross Bridge
Hanah Hiho Prisoner 23rd day of July  For very indecent and improper conduct returned to the factory by R Willis Esq in the employment of Robert Harrison Esq.
Thos MondayJohn Wheeler Prisoner 4th day of August Absconding 25 lashes and returned to Government works by R Willis esq in the employ of W? Massey?
Wanstead ParkBathurst

Richard Willis JP

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Return of Offences heard and determined in the Country of Cornwall  between the 11th of Dec and 31st December 1825

# on Police Office Register Offenders named If prisoner mark his term of transportation The name of the ship the offender arrived in The name of the vessel the offender arrived in at George or Hobart Town Date his trial, offence, sentence, before whom employed at the time the offence was committed.
James Churchill Prisoner 29th day of October  for disobedience of orders and neglecting his duty to be returned to Government works by R Willis JP in the employ of Mr Malcolm Macquarie River
James Plant Prisoner 11th day of November for neglecting his duty and insolent language 50 lashes by R Willis and S Hill Esq in the employ of Mr John Mc Cleod Macquarie River
Thomas Davis Prisoner 23rd day of Nov for very abusive language and neglecting his duty 50 lashes by R Willis and S Hill Esq in the employ of Mr John Robertson Elizabeth River
Richard Willis JPWanstead Park

Bathurst

Feby 8th? 1826

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Ross 27th March 1825

Dear Sir,

I have had a very great deal of trouble in endeavouring to prevail upon Mr james Reid upon the Macquarie to settle a small amount he is owing to a mason of the name of Cain for seven days work.

You perhaps may recollect for I spoke with you on he subject upon muster day after which Mr Reid made me a second promise to pay the man.

He has called repeatedly for the money but without obtaining satisfaction and latterly Mr Reid has refused altogether to pay any thing,

The grounds of his refusal is that a Ticket of Leave man has not right to exact wages beyond a certain trifle fix’d by the Colonial Regulations.

I have endeavoured to convince him of his error and having?  df? himself an ??se to sdopt harsh ssteps have consented to submitting award? to the consideration of a bench by which he is to abide.

Will you therefore relieve me of this troublesome matter by laying it before your bench to their next meeting and signify from their opinion upon the back?  of the one? ? laid? award.

I am sorry to give you this trouble but hope you will do it to oblige me. Mr Reid swears to the merino? amongst Daly’s flock.

Enclosed I send you a curious note Mr Eagle received from Mr Forbes respecting two sheep supposed by him to be amongst ?? flocks. This has in my opinion a very mysterious appearance.

Strong? left no sheep whatever in the  neighbourhood but when I fix’d my eye upon the young? merino ram and insisted upon knowing when Daley ??? it he after much hesitation said he got it from Henry Strong and seven? or the whole flock being his own.

Strong had long been considered a very dangerous fellow by all the neighbouring settlers  and before Mr Forbes merino’s from the Macquarie some things occurring of so mysterious nature that Mr Forbes was informed by? his particular friends with who he was living it was recepay? he m??? –gated certain reports to the prejudice? of Strong and that he must part will?him Mr F to the astonishment of his friends preferred taking offence at? their friendly advice and separated from them.

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I received a few days ago a note from Mr Powell respecting one of this pate servants named Clarenhole.

This fellow is a notorious bad character. He was brought before me for insolence and general misconduct upon the 24th Dec and upon confessing his bad behaviour and furnishing amendment for the future Mr Princell/Powell? consented to pass it over on this occasion.  He had no sooner returned home then he decamped with another fellow? to Jericho and was sent back by Mr Gregson.

Upon the 22nd Jan Mr Princell/Powell? came again with him for making use of most abusive language to? himself and Mr Powell accompanied with virtual threats, which the fellow in a great measure acknowledged and I sent him with a letter to Chief Constable Lawson desiring he would give him fifty lashes and confine him to hard labour for three months.

He would appear from Mr Princell/Powell? letter to me that the fellow destroy’d my letter to Mr Lawson. He appears so very abundant a scoundrel that I particularly recommend him to your  notice.

Believe me my truly

Deasin?

Trurm  Law????

Rn Horne

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his Majesty’s service

PA Mulgrave

Launceston

p89  ‘military password’ in blue crayon

13th January 1826

cr sign   “Ross”

W Balfour

V Colonel

14th January 1826

cr sign “Wells”

W Balfour

D Col?

15th January 1826

cr sign “Yarna”

W Balfour

D Col?

16th January 1826

cr sign “Lynn”

W Balfour

D Col?

17th January 1826

cr sign “Stroud”

W Balfour

D Col?

18th January 1826

cr sign “South”

W Balfour

D Col?

19th January 1826

cr sign “Ely”

W Balfour

D Col?

p90 1826 in pencil

Cornwall

To Wit

The information of Mr Robert Wales of Launceston in the County of Cornwall Van Diemen’s Land, who being duly sworn saith,  I am proprietor of Distilleries and Breweries for the said County; on Tuesday the twenty fourth day of January last I called at the house of John Townsend situated at the Long Meadow in the County aforesaid and desired Mrs Townsend to give me a glass of beer, she drawed me the beer out of a Cask containing about sixty gallons, another cask of about 40 gallons stood beside it, the beer in both casks was in a state of fermentation and working out at the Bungs; I tasted the Beer and found it very different from any made by the licensed Brewers of the County, Mr and Mrs Townsend then told me in the presence of a woman named Agnes Graham that the Beer in the above named casks was brewed by them on the Friday or Saturday previous, that they Brewed very frequently  as they sold about one hundred gallons of it every week at a shillings a quart, that they dried their malt in the

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oven and substituted hops for a bitter shrub which grows in the bush… In the adjoining room were several persons drinking, amongst them was a man by name Thomas Young a Carpenter employed by John Townsend, a woman named Brennan and Barnard Graham husband of the aforesaid Agnes Graham (a servant of Thomas Thomson Esq of Launceston aforesaid), Thomas Young asked some person whom came in to take some beer and he (Young) immediately desired Mr Townsend to bring him a quart of beer, I saw Mrs Townsend draw off a quart of beer from the sixty gallon cask and deliver it to Young she placed it on the table where the parties were drinking. I went away and on the following day again went into John Townsend’s House and learned from the aforesaid Thomas Young that he had frequently paid Townsend a shilling a quart for his beer and that he had very frequently seen Mrs Townsend brewing the beer which she publicly sold at a shilling per quart, Young was not aware of my motive for asking him the questions  I did, I endeavoured to make him think that I

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I asked out of mere curiosity.

On my going away I desired a man named John McKnight who acted as a Clerk to Townsend to pay a shilling to Townsend for the Beer I drank as Knight had to pay me some money. Knight said he would do so in the presence of  Townsend and when Knight came into Launceston a day or two afterwards to pay me money, he deducted the shilling saying he had paid that amount to Townsend for the beer I drank.

The said John Townsend having no licence to Brew Beer for Public sale I therefore pray that justice may be done.

Robert Wales (signed)

Inspector of Distilleries and Breweries

Sworn before me at Launceston this  (Space) of February 1826

(unsigned)

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? and Townsend

Brewing without a licence

February 1826

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George Town 4 Dec 1829

Sir

Rowland Morton being sworn states – that I am Master of the Schooner SPECULATOR bound to Hobart Town. Mr Graves was a passenger on board the vessel. She was at anchor at Kelsalls Bay on the 2nd instant. Mr Graves and myself had been on shore on that day and returned on board about sunset. Mr Graves was under the influence of liquor. I went to bed about 9? o clock. Mr Graves was in the cabin he then appeared quite well. The following morning I saw him apparently sitting on the deck, the mate was endeavouring to move him, when he told me Mr Graves was dead. I got out of my berth immediately and found that he was dead – there had been no quarrel on board – he had been vomiting.

Rowland Morton (Signed)

Sworn before me at George Town

4th December 1829

W Kenworthy

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Matthew Mc Gee being sworn states that I am Mate on board the Schooner Speculator Mr Graves was a passenger on board – the vessel was at anchor at Kelsall’s Bay near George Town on the 2nd instant. Mr Graves and the Master of the vessel went on Shore on that day. They returned on board again in the afternoon. Mr Graves was a little intoxicated. I was busy getting the vessel under weigh at the time. Mr Graves was in the cabin in the evening – he then appeared to be quite well – about 10 o clock he had a glass of spirits – I had occasion to go on deck. There was some spirits on the table which I desired the Steward to take away – so that Mr Graves might not drink it. I went to bed about i/2 past 10 o clock. Mr Graces was then sitting on the locker asleep. I desired him to go to bed but he would not – the following morning about 5 o clock I got up. Mr Graves was then lying on the cabin floor. I did not take much notice of him at the time – but went on deck – on my return to the cabin shortly afterwards

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seeing him still lying in the same place  I went to him to waken him – I then perceived that he was dead. There had been no quarrelling or fighting on board

Mathew Whae (self signed shaky hand)

Sworn before me at George Town

4th December 1829

William Kenworthy

Michael Mullins being sworn states that I am a steward on Board the Schooner Speculator. She was at anchor in Kelsall’s Bay on Wednesday  last. Mr Graves  was a passenger on board. Mr Graves and the master went on shore that Day and returned in the afternoon. Mr Graves was in Liquor when he came on board. I did not hear him complain of being unwell. I gave him some spirits in the Evening – he drank about two glasses. There was some left in the cup which I returned into the bottle by order of the mate. When I went to Bedd Mr Graves was sitting on the Locker talking to the Mate. I sleep in the Cabin. I did not see him again until the next morning he was then lying on the Cabin floor. I thought he was asleep and went to awaken him – his back was towards me. I endeavoured to lift him up but found he was dead – he had been vomiting. When I went to Bed he was sitting on the larboard side – in the morning he was lying on the Starboard side – There had been no quarrelling or fighting on board – The spirits that I put into the bottle was there in the morning.

Michael Mullin

Sworn before me at George Town 4 th December 1829

Wm Kenworthy

John Smith of being sworn states that I am assistant surgeon at George Town. I was called upon on the morning of the 3rd instant to proceed on board the Schooner Speculator at anchor at Kelsall’s Bay. On going onboard I went into the cabin and then saw Mr graves sitting on the cabin floor. I looked at the body and saw there were no marks of violence on it. I then had it put into a board and brought it on shore to the hospital.

I laid open the Head and found that his death was occasioned by the rupture of a blood vessel on the right side of the Head. There were no marks of violence on any part of the Body. I am clearly of opinion that he died of an attack of sanguineous apoplexy.

Sworn before me at

George Town 4th Dec 1829

Wm Kenworthy

John Smith

Apt Surgeon

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PLAINT  In the court of requests FOR LAUNCESTON DISTRICT

VAN DIEMEN”S LAND

TO WIT

Twenty first day of October 1831

John Fawkner of Launceston

Agent complains that George B Skardon

Gentleman of Norfolk Plains District at Little Hampton

is indebted too the said John Fawkner Junior

in the sum of one pound four shillings and nine pence for Advertising his cattle

the particulars of which are hereunder written which he refused to pay to the Damage of the said

JOHN (signed)

of Pounds  1.4.9

therefore brings this suit

Particulars of demand

Launceston Dec 31 1830

Lieut Skardon

to John Fawkner Junr Dr

To Quarterly subscription to the LAUNCESTON ADVERTISER

TO 1 advertisement for cattle astray 4 insertions total 1.4.9

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Launceston Jan 11 1834

Sir

I have the honour to request I may be furnished with wholesale licence to wines and spirits – for the year 1834 –

I am only acting as aninstpcl? in Sales of wine, K; and  not having a store of my own, I shall for the present store my goods in the houses instore, known as the Black Flore on the wheast?, consisting of a pound flour? and an upstairs room on left

I have the pleasure to be

Sir

Yr Obed. Servant

Henry  Dowling

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Colonial Secretary’s Office

4th January 1834

Sir,

I am directed by the Lieutenant Governor to inform you that twenty five convicts are to be placed under the orders of Captain England who is proceeding in pursuit of Bushrangers, and are to be selected as follows.

  1. 1.                            A proportion, if such are willing to come forward, of convicts holding conditional – emancipation and are desirous of obtaining free pardons.
  2. 2.                            Convicts holding tickets of leave and are desirous of obtaining conditional pardons.
  3. 3.                            prisoners proposing good  characters   who are desirous of obtaining tickets and
  4. 4.                            Such convicts who have lately arrived, in the colony and are desirous of being placed in the police after the expiration of the service, whichally called  upon to perform.

The Chief Constable Magistrate.

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Men of these several classes will be carefully selected by the Board of Assignment or by Captain England himself whilst in the interior, and as these men are to be assumed it is of great important that those only who may be trusted should be allowed to volunteer.

You will have the goodness to notify to the Police Magistrates at Campbell Town Launceston and Norfolk Plains the service on which the party is to be employed, which will embrace not only the Capture of the Convicts illegally at large, which is the first consideration, but the destruction of the Wild Dogs so far as circumstances will allow :-

(Signed) J Burnett

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4                              In????? 1834

Colonial Secretary

25 men to be employed under Captain England in pursuit of the Bushrangers and wild dogs.

Chief of police  forwarded copy of the communication received from the Colonial Secretary to the Police Magistrate in Launceston for his information and guidance

p102 1838    Guilford in pencil  Guildford (1) 1812 ??

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

POLICE OFFICE

HOBART TOWN

TO Mr Joseph Morgan

Chief Constable , all other Constables and to the Keeper of the House of Correction at Hobart Town in the said island

Whereas Joseph Canby

was this day duly convicted before me William Champ Esquire one of the Justices of our Lady the Queen assigned to keep the Peach of our said Lady the Queen in and for the said Island and its Dependencies, and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanours in the said Island committed. For that he on the 21st day of June instant and on divers days before that day placed himself in a public place at Hobart Town aforesaid to gather alms.

contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided, and was by me adjudged to be committed to the House of corrections at Hobart Town aforesaid, there to be kept to hard labour for the space of one week.

These are therefore to command you the said Constables to convey the said Joseph Canby to the said House of correction and him deliver to the Keepers therefore together with the Warrant. And I do hereby command you the said Keep to received the said Joseph Canby into your custody in the said House of Correction and him there safely keep to hard labour for the space of one week

And for so doing this shall be your sufficient Warrant.

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal at Hobart Town aforesaid this Twenty Second day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty eight

ED

M Champ

(Commitment of a Rogue and Vagabond)

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ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

PRISONERS BARRACKS, HOBART TOWN

To the Superintendent of New Town Bay Hulk

To Constable William Mann

Whereas Cornelius Mahoney No 1330 per ship NORFOLK was on the Thirtieth day of September 1839 duly convicted before the Principal Superintendent and RC Gunn Esq two of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, acting in and for the said island and its Dependencies, of Stealing a pair of shoes the value of eight shillings, otherwise with receiving the same knowing them to be stolen and sentenced to have his existing term of transportation extended twelve months which sentence the Lieutenant-Governor has confirmed and directed that he be removed to New Town Bay Hulk Chain Gang.

NOW these are therefore to require you, the said Constable, to convey and deliver the body of the said Cornelius Mahoney to the Superintendent of the Hulk Chain Gang at New Town Bay and you, the said Superintendent, are hereby required to receive him into your custody to be dealt with according to the said sentence, for which this shall be to you a sufficient Warrant and Authority.

Given under my Hand and Seal at Hobart Town, this

first day of October 1839

HR Emmett [unreadable]

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[back of above]

Rationed to date at this establishment

same unreadable signature

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ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

POLICE OFFICE

Green Ponds

11 March 1839

3 months addition

To Lieut Baker JP Bridgewater and Mr Daniel Callighan, Brigton

District Constable of the said Island and to all Constables and other in the said island whom it may concern.

WHEREAS Cornelius Mahoney (Norfolk)

George Saiter/Dayter? (Royal Soverign)

and

Joseph Roche (Peacock)

on the third day of November instant before me F Mainwaring Esq.  JP duly convicted of gross misconduct and sentenced six months hard labour in chains each.

are now ordered by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to Bridgewater chain gang until the pleasure of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor be known

THESE are therefore in Her Majesty’s name to command you and every of you the said Constables to forthwith convey and deliver them into the custody of the Superintendent aforesaid.

and you the said Superintendent are hereby required and commanded to receive the said Mahoney, Daiter, and Roche to be  dealt with according to the said sentence

Given under my hand and Seal at Green Ponds aforesaid this third day of October

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.

Signed

Mahoney No 1 ward

Denlow No 2 ward

Peacock No 3 ward

6 months each

3 Nov 1838

(prisoner’s remove warrant)

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[back of above]

Rations at Green Ponds ?? ?? ?? for the 4th and 5th of Nov 1838

F  N???non

Rationed at Brighton for the 6th November 1838

John Trenby Raner

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ISLAND OF VAN DIEMENS LAND

TO WIT

POLIC OFFICE

Bridgewater

To the Superintendent of Bridgewater Chain Gang and to Mr Joseph Morgan

Chief Constable of the said Island and to all Constables and other in the said Island whom it may concern

No 1330  Police Office Register

WHEREAS Cornelius Mahoney was on the 11th day of March instant

duly convicted of misconduct in having two pairs of trousers in his possession which he could not satisfactorily account for and sentenced to have his existing sentence to hard labor in chains extended three months.

He is now ordered by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to serve the said sentence in Bridgewater Chain Gang

These are therefore in Her Majesty’s Name to command you and every of you the said Constables to forthwith convey and deliver him into the custody of Superintendent of the said party and you the said Superintendent are hereby required and commanded to receive the said Cornelius Mahoney to be dealt with according to the said order

GIVEN under my HAND and Seal at Bridgewater aforesaid this 21st day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine

RO Baker

VM

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duplicate of above page

p109 [names] 1840 in pencil

Brazil John Guildford Lomas John Henry Tanner
Bennett Joseph Lady Hennaway Lloyd William Exmouth
Bowyer or Bolster Timothy Fairlie Lyons or W Webster Charles Marian Watson
Brown John Hercules McDonald John Coromandel
Byrne Lawrence Sophia McGennes John Asia
Carely Charles Governor Ready McGuirk Peter John
Cheshire William Asia McGoverall or McGivern George John
Claydon Thomas York and Norfolk McLeod John Guildford
Collins Daniel Norfolk McLaughlin John Westmoreland
Connor Thomas Norfolk Merchant John St Michael
Corcoran John Portland Martin George Surrey
Daley James Charles Kerr Mill Michael Governor Ready
Dalton John Cambridge Peck Stephen General Skiarch
Darcy Michael Calcutta Pender John Mangles
Diegan John Mangles Perry Joseph Marquis Huntley
Driscoll Andrew Layton Pilbean James KS Forbes
Elliot James Lloyds Quigley Patrick John
Featherston Robert Camden Ryan Patrick Florentia
Fitzpatrick William Waterloo Smith alias Ranson William Surrey
Fleua Peter Bengal Merchant
Flowers Charles Neptune Sweeney Edward James Pattison
Gaffney Patrick Royal  Admiral Sweetlaw James Argyle
Gallagher John Hadlow Thomason John Persia
Gowenlock Joseph Henry Tanner Thornley John Mermaid
Hagon Tobias Charles Kerr Trichorn Henry Midas
Hurst John Hercules Williams Thomas Fame
Jones Charles Lloyds Williams William Elizabeth
Jones John Strathfieldsay Woolley Robert Susan
King or Jones John or James General Skiarch Young William Hyporcher
Lahey Robert Norfolk Young Richard Forth
Leonard John Hercules

JGN  [initialled]

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POLICE DEPARTMENT

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

Police Number 1488

Ship to this colony Lord Lyndoch /3/

Original sentence – 14

Trade plasterer

To the keeper of Her Majesty’s Gaol at Hobart Town the Superintendent of the Prisoner’s Barracks at Hobart Town the Chief Constable, and all District, Division and Petty Constables of the said Island, and others whom it may concern

WHEREAS at a General Quarter Session of the Peace Holders on the

Fourteenth day of August inst at Hobart Town aforesaid

Larsen Roberts was duly convicted of Housebreaking and sentenced to be transported beyond the seas for the terms of his natural life

he is now ordered by his Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor to be sent to Port Arthur for three years severe discipline and conduct to be reported

THESE are therefore in Her Majesty’s name to command you and every of you the said Constables forthwith to convey and deliver him into the custody of the said superintendent who is hereby required and commanded to receive the said Larsin Roberts to be dealt with according to the said order

Given under my hand and seal at Hobart Town aforesaid this thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.

Hitinter ?? [signed]

(Prisoner’s Remove Warrant.)

(Quarter Session)

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ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

Police Office

Spring Bay

To Mr Edward Rainsford District Constable and to the keeper of the House of Correction at Hobart in the said Island of Van Diemen’s land and to each of them

WHEREAS John Cleasby / labourer / John Barry

has been brought before us two of Her Majesty’s Justices of the peace for Van Diemen’s Land and its Dependencies, charged upon the Oat of Francis Austin Esq with Having on the 4th or 5th Day of August absented himself from his Lawful and paid service and convicted and sentenced to be imprisoned in the House of Correction Hobart Town there to be kept at Hard Labour for the Callender Month.

THESE are to command you the said Constable forthwith to convey and deliver into the Custody of the said Keeoer of the Said House of Correction the Body of the said John Cleasby and you the said Keeper and hereby required and commanded hereupon immediately to receive the said John Cleasby into your custody in the said House of Corrections Him there in your Custody securely to detail and keep until he shall have completed such sentence

GIVEN under our Hand and seals as Spring Bay this third day of September in the Year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one

John Appan ?

Hobbs

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Spring Bay 4 Feb 1841

Rationed at the Station for 3 and 4 Instant

Mr B Illes  DC

Rationed at this station to any for the seventh day of September

rationed at Richmond for the 8th Sept 1841

E Rainford DC

PO Cooper’s Plains

5/9/41/

p113

prisoners remove warrant

POLICE OFFICE  New Norfolk

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

Police Number

Ship to this colony

Original sentence

Trade

To the Superintendent of the Prisoners Barracks at HOBART TOWN

the Chief Constable, and all District, Division and Petty Constables of the said Island, and others whom it may concern

WHEREAS

no 703 Isaac Long Circassian, 1835 Alex McBean Circassian, no 150 George Dickens Elizabeth, no 2432 William Branton Asia 4, no 1652 Dennis Murphy Marion Watson, no 576 Francis Hall Lieu G Webster, no1835 Berryle Carey Waterloo, no ??27 James Ross Runnymede, no 49 Garrett Neale C Forbes, no 302 Richard Edson Lord Lyndoch, no 2362 Henry Betfield Layton 2, no 2253 John Clarke Minerva 2, no 540 Phillip Kelly Henry Porcher

a convict was on the

24th day of August

at New Norfolk

in the said island before

Thomas Mason Esq

ONE of her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said island and its dependencies duly

ordered to be removed to the Prisoners  Barracks Hobart Town for assignment

He is now ordered by His Excellency the  Lieutenant Governor

THESE are therefore in Her Majesty’s name to command you and every of you the said Constables forthwith to convey and deliver THEM into the custody of the

SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SAID PRISONER’S BARRACKS

who is hereby required and commanded to receive the said CONVICTS

to be dealt with according to the said ORDER

Given under my hand and seal at  NEW NORFOLK

aforesaid this  24 DAY OF AUGUST

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty  ONE

THOMAS MASON            [signed]

(Prisoner’s Remove Warrant.)

(COMMON)

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???? Party New Norfolk 24th August 1840

Rationed here to this date inclusive

W Macquire

Superintendent

The twelve Prisoners herein mentioned were Rationed at Bridgewater from the 25th August 1841

Thomas M Ward Storekeeper

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DAILY STATE OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT

PRISONERS BARRACK HOBART TOWN

9 NOVEMBER 1841

TOTAL OF YESTERDAY RECEIVED:

CLERKS OVERSEERS ARTIFICERS MESSENGERS WATCHMEN LABORERS TOTAL
TOTAL YESTERDAY 20 6 141 57 17 744 474
RECEIVED 24 24
TOTAL 20 6 141 51 17 768 1003
DISCHARGED 34 34
TOTAL AS ABOVE 20 6 141 51 17 734 694  469

P116

PARTICULARS OF MEN RECEIVED

NO NAME SHIP REMARKS
2667 Hall John Ann [5] From govt garden?  of 3 mo
2274 Smith john Sky parcher? Gaol New Norfolk for am
1365 Morris walter Layton [2] “ ?gang
86 Varney? thomas mangles Do jp? gang
2356 Clarkam john Minerva [2] Gaol of Launceston for nooo?
2777 Harvey? Lewis? Duncan Gaol Richmond
1036 Shannon Will? Bus M S? Gaol Richmond
1645 Melville Alex Moffatt [2] An/n Both
1382 Miller Thomas Norvalle W Wilkinson ?????
1439 Metcalf Ephrahim L Lyndoch [2] Ticket of Leave Richmond
600 Edward Richard 2 Layton  [3] Arth stropful?
434 Fish Robert Smithworth [1] New Town Hulk
950 Flowers? Will? Mary Hastings New Town Hulk
1581 Smith John Joseph Lawyer York [2] New Town Hulk
2043 Cook William Tof L ?? Lawyer Lord Lyndoch [2] New Town Hulk
1752 Campbell RobertR Lawyer John Barry PB Launceston
687 Taylor Samuel brickmaker Georgian [2] PB Launceston
881 Allison Benjamin Printer Mary Hasting PB Launceston
1075 Thomas William Blacksmith Susan PB Launceston
1428 Marr John L Lyndoch [2] PB Launceston
1024 Dohan/Doren Charles Mangles Gaol AvocaFor TS gang
454 Lovell James? Ly Harwood Gaol Oatlands for PW
738 Roshan? Thomas Nly Anderson? CT Gaol for
851 Andersen William MA Watson Orphan School

P117

PARTICULARS OF MEN RECEIVED

no name ship remarks
3492 Brown james Ma Watson? off
869 Frazer alex neptune off
1017 Donald james mc George 3 Cleveland ??
2240 Campbell w recovery off
1077 Wilding Robert Mantus? off
2799 Brown John Neptune off
3075 Shipley William N Watson off
1373 Pawley Robert Sky Porcher Bushranger
1950 Winsow James Norfolk
2392 Clough John coromandel
1532 Coe Daniel? Enchantress Prison?R  party
987 Thomas James L Lyndoch [2]
50 Ireland Thomas Georgiana [1]
1389 Wilkes Joseph Gilmore [1]
919 George William Enchantress
2078 Williams peter Ann [4]
1364 Trigg Thomas Abercrombie
1340 Risely? Lewis? Elphinstone
2662 Shufflebottom? Samuel? Pyramis? Oatlands chys?
2137 Clark richard eden Oatlands chys?
3096 Rilner ? benjamin canton Oatlands chys?
877 Tallantyne richard L Kennaway Glenorchy RPy
2193 Harrigan? Daniel ?? Charlotte?? Glenorchy RPy
3474 or 3494 Breen Patrick MAA Watson? Rubys Ford  Rpy
2191 Burrows Tom? Aug/ Lima? W Smith ret
109 or 104 Youlla Nicholu Crommidge? Mr Solomon? ret
564 Flood John Georgiana Constable police
2094 Chafton? Mil? Anson Indansom ret?
2841 Basker ? John Moffatt [3] Captain Lloyd Sandy Bay
2395 Sharpe Mich? Elphins Hs? [8] In Thos Chaffey Sandy Bay
2735 Coe Charles Lt Raffles Browns Rivulet

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851 or 857 Anderson William Ma Watson Mr n Larkin? new town
950 Fleur William Mary Chas Kings constable police
1042 Mason Thomas circassian Absconded reported

MORNING STATE OF PRISONERS BARRACKS’

HOBART TOWN

9TH NOV 1841

P119

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT

[RLUF in pencil]

POLICE ART

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

TO  Mr Joseph Morgan

chief constable of the said island to all other constables and others whom it may concern and to the keeper of her Majestys House of Correction at Hobart Town jointly and severally

WHEREAS

JAMES TALBOT

of Hobart Town in the said Island was on rhe first day of March instant at Hobart Town in the said Island duly convicted before me

James Thomson esquire

on of HER Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said Island and its dependencies of having on the twenty seventh day of February last past been drinking in a public street at Hobart town aforesaid and I the said Justice did in pursuance of the Act in such a case made And provided, intituled “an act to regulate the  Police in certain towns and parts within the island of Van Diemen’s Land to make more effective provisions for the preservation of the Peace and good Order throughout the said Island and its Dependencies generally.

P120

duly award order and adjudges that the said James Talbot should for such offence forfeit and ay the sum of five shillings to go and be distributed as in and by the said Act is provided

and WHEREAS it appears to me the said Justice upon the confession of the said James Talbot that he hath no goods or chattels to levy distress upon for the payment of the said fine and WHEREAS the said JAMES TALBOT has neglected to pay the said sum of money or either of them into the hand of me the said Justice and the same still remain wholly unpaid. There are therefore to require you and each of you the said Constables or one you immediately to convey the said JAMES TALBOT to the said House of Correction and deliver him to the said Keeper thereof together with this precept. And you the said Keeper and hereby commanded thereupon to receive into your custody, in the said House of correction

p121

the said JAMES TALBOT there safely to keep and  detain in such custody at hard labor for the space of three days unless in the meantime the whole of the said sum of money shall be duly satisfied and for your so doing this shall be to you and each o you a sufficient warrant and authority

Given under my hand and seal at Hobart Town this first day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty one

James Thomson

p122

[1841 in pencil]

POLICE DEPARTMENT

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

Police Number   no 1555

Ship to this colony   Argyle

Original sentence  7/3/1 yrs

Trade   Soldier

To the keeper of His majesty’s Gaol and Hobart Town the superintendent of the Prisoner’s Barracks at Hobart Town

the Chief Constable, and all District, Division and Petty Constables of the said Island, and others whom it may concern

WHEREAS  the general session of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery on

24th day of July last past at Hobart Town aforesaid JOHN BLAKE was duly convicted of Burglary and sentenced to be transported beyond the seas for the term of his natural life

he is now ordered by His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor

to be sent to port Arthur for five years and his conduct to be reported

THESE are therefore in Her Majesty’s name to command you and every of you the said Constables forthwith to convey and deliver him into the custody of the

SUPERINTENDENT

who is hereby required and commanded to receive the said

JOHN BLAKE

to be dealt with according to the said  SENTENCE AND ORDER

Given under my hand and seal at HOBART TOWN

aforesaid this  TENTH DAY OF AUGUST

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty  ONE

M FENTON?           [signed]

(Prisoner’s Remove Warrant.)

(Quarter Session)

P133

[1841 in pencil]

prisoners remove warrant

POLICE DEPARTMENT

ISLAND OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

TO WIT

Police Number   no 2611

Ship to this colony   EGYPTIAN

Original sentence  7 yrs

Trade   Carpenter

To the keeper of His Majesty’s Gaol and Hobart Town the Superintendent of the Prisoner’s Barracks at Hobart Town

the Chief Constable, and all District, Division and Petty Constables of the said Island, and others whom it may concern

WHEREAS  the general session of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery on

24th day of July last past at Hobart Town aforesaid GEORGE WRIGHT was duly convicted of LARCENY and sentenced to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years

he is now ordered by His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor

to be sent to port Arthur for two years and his conduct to be reported

THESE are therefore in Her Majesty’s name to command you and every of you the said Constables forthwith to convey and deliver him into the custody of the

SUPERINTENDENT

who is hereby required and commanded to receive the said

GEORGE WRIGHT

to be dealt with according to the said  SENTENCE AND ORDER

Given under my hand and seal at HOBART TOWN

aforesaid this  TENTH DAY OF AUGUST

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty  ONE

M FENTON?           [signed]

(Prisoner’s Remove Warrant.)

(Quarter Session)

p134  1845 in pencil

Wm/Mr Hatton ?

James? Ivans?

Information on oath of Mr Witticombe states on Wednesday the two prisoners were employed in Brick making and in the evening or between that and Thursday morning the brick mound and the whole set of boards were gone. Yesterday morning Alford who has had charge of the field reported the circumstance. The prisoners have been cautioned to  bring their tools down every night.

E Witticombe (shaky signature)

Sworn and subscribed before me this 18th day of July 1845 in the presence and hearing of Hatton and Ivans

p135

Police and Gaol

Van Diemen’s land

Launceston Police Department

HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT

TO Samuel Page

1850 – 26 Sept. Coach fare from Launceston to Hobart Town for seven prisoners in custody of two constables at rate of 1’ per mile per man 120 miles 6 pounds 15 shillings
George Gordon ASIA;John Smith

PALMYRA;

28th Sept.

James Gifford

L COM BERDWICK;

James McKinlay RAMILIES; John Jenks WOODFORD; William Streets EGYPTIAN; Thomas Woodward DAVID CLARKE

Coach fare for return of two sonstables to station from Hobarton to Laucneston atr 3/4per man per mile1 pound 10 shillings
For expenses incurred by Constable John Breen in escorting seven prisoners from Launceston to Hobart Town on the 26th sept 1854? ??1breakfast 1/6; 1 dinner 2/; O supper 1/6; O breakfast 1/ 6/
Amounting to 8/5 received from Peter Frazer esq, Col. Treasurer
Being the amount of the above Account of particulars, and for which I have signed Duplicate Receipts of the same tenor and date.

p136

FEMALE SERVANT’S AGREEMENT

29 Dec 1859

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT made this day between OL Lawrence Esq of Launceston of the FIRST PART, and Emma Nursery ?  an Emigrant to the Colony of Tasmania of the SECOND PART, THE CONDITIONS are,theat the said PARTY of the SECOND PART engages to serve the said PARTY of the FIRST PART as a general servant for the term of six months aand also to obey all his or her authorised Agent’s lawful and reasonable commands during that period; IN CONSIDERATION of which services the said PARTY of the FIRST PART doth hereby agree to pay to the aid PARTY of the SECOND PART Wages at the rate of Twenty five pounds for? and to provide her with board and lodging. WAGES to be paid Quarterly.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF         they have mutually affixed their Signatures to thei Document

Esmer Hispary?

p137

POLICE OFFICE

HOBART TOWN

TASMANIA

TO WIT

To the Superintendent of Police Hobart Town

and to all constables in the Colony of Tasmania, and to the Keeper of the Gaol at Hobart Town of said colony

WHEREAS James Poore alias Guyatt was this day charged before me one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace foe this Colonuy on the Oath of William Morley pf Hobart Town Detective Constable and others, for ttheat he did in the tenth day of January 1862  at Hobart Town ab?????? b???????? and knowing utter dis????? of our put off a finer order for the payment of money total the sum of four pounds sixteen shillings with intent then and there to fraud William Clarke of Hobart Town aforesaid.

and committed for trial/

These are therefore to command you the said Constables to take the said James Poore alias Guyett and him safely to convey to the Gaol at Hobart Town aforesaid and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof together with this precept and I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said gaol to receive the said James Poore or Guyatt into your custody in the said gaol and there safely keep him until he shall thence be delivered by due course of law,.

Given under my hand this tenth day of January 1862 at Hobart Town in the Colony aforesaid

N Lacthc???   JP

(no. 151, Warrant of Commitment . (R.1.)

(“The Magistrates Criminal Procedure Art”)

p138

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Fully committed

10 January 1862

Pooer James (alias Gurjatt John) FBS 10 years.

Abou Rec

House Servant

age 35

R& W.P + S

rec’d 7 Jan 1862

p139

POLICE OFFICE

RICHMOND

TASMANIA

TO WIT

To the Sub Inspector of Police and to all constables in the Colony of Tasmania, and to the Keeper of the Gaol at Hobart Town in the said colony

WHEREAS Phillip Casey was this day charged before me one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the peace for the Colony on the Oath of FRANCIS STOKELL of Black Charles Opening

and others, for that the said Phillip Casey on the 12th day of December 1861 at Black Charlie’s Opening in the Municipality of Richmond in this Colony did unlawfully and indecently assault a certain female Maria Stokell and did then seye? hold of and pull up the clothes of the said Maria Stokell and did then otherwise ill treat the said Maria Stokell and other wrongs to her then did against the form of the statue in such case made and provided against the peace

These are therefore to command you the said Constables to take the said Phillip Casey and his safe to convey to the gaol and Hobart Town aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof together with this precept; and I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said gaol to receive the said Phillip Casey into your custody in the said gaol and there safely keep him until he shall be thence delivered by due course of law

Given under my hand this sixteenth day fo December 1861 at Richmond in the Colony aforesaid

John Coverdale JP

(No. 151, Warrant of Commitment, (R.1)

“The Magistrates Criminal procedure Act”)

p140

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Fully committed

16 December 1861

Casey Phillips

FBS  7 years

Wm Jardinell

Labourer

aged 39

not R&WW  C-S-

Rationed at Richmond to out for the 18th Dec 1861

Mr Gates?

W.H.K

p141

POLICE OFFICE

HOBART TOWN

TASMANIA

TO WIT

To the Sub Inspector of Police and to all constables in the Colony of Tasmania, and to the Keeper of the Gaol at Hobart Town in the said colony

WHEREAS Richard McCable was this day charged before me one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the peace for the Colony on the Oath of Alfred Stokes?  of New Town in the Police Department of Hobart

and others, for that he did on the 24th day of December 1861 at Glenorchy in the Police District of Hobart aforesaid feloniously steal and taken away a Bay Horse of the value of twenty pounds the propery of William Brown of Hobart Town in Tasmania and Committed for trial.

These are therefore to command you the said Constables to take the said Richard McCable and his safe to convey to the gaol and Hobart Town aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof together with this precept; and I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said gaol to receive the said Richard McCable into your custody in the said gaol and there safely keep him until he shall be thence delivered by due course of law

Given under my hand this twenty eighth day of January  1862 at Hobart Town in the Colony aforesaid

N Cantilly? JP

(No. 151, Warrant of Commitment, (R.1)

“The Magistrates Criminal procedure Act”)

p142 [back of above page]

received 25 Jany 1862

Fully Committed

25 January 1862

McCable Richard

TL 10 Years

Ratcliffe 2

labourer

aged 29

R&M  c & S

p143

POLICE OFFICE

BELLERIVE

TASMANIA

TO WIT

To the Walter James Bellette Superintendent of Police Clarence and to all constables in the Colony of Tasmania, and to the Keeper of His Majesty’s Gaol at Hobart Town in the said colony

WHEREAS Thomas Hales was this day charged before me E Abbott Esq one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the peace for the Colony on the Oath of Walter James Bellette Superintendent of Police Clarence

and others, for that he the said Thomas Hales did on the 21st day of January last feloniously embezzle a claim monies to wit seven pounds four shillings the property of his master Charles Magengast

These are therefore to command you the said Constables to take the said Thomas Hales and his safe to convey to the gaol and Hobart Town aforesaid, and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof together with this precept; and I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said gaol to receive the said Thomas Hales into your custody in the said gaol and there safely keep him until he shall be thence delivered by due course of law

Given under my hand this twenty fifth day of January  1862 at Bellerive in the Colony aforesaid

E Abbott

?

(No. 151, Warrant of Commitment, (R.1)

“The Magistrates Criminal procedure Act”)

p144 [back of above page]

received 25 Jany 1862

Fully Committed

25 January 1862

Hales Thomas

F by S 7 years

Lady Raffles

Butcher

age 44

R&M  P.M.

End of this bound volume 3

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