Wednesday, 29 February 2012

George Mackillop - Notes

January 22 (1835) George Mackillop, of Hobart Town, arrived in Sydney in the brig Siren and sailed for Hobart Town in April. He went first to the district known as the Cowpastures, Nepean River and then to the Maneroo country. From there, accompanied by a party, two of whom were James MacFarlane and Thomas Livingstone, he made his way a few miles to the south of Lake Omeo, and gave the name Strath Downie to the locality he reached and now known as Omeo.

Jardine Matheson Archive at Cambridge University Library contains correspondence from Robert Taylor and James Matheson to a variety of people including George Mackillop and the company Cruttenden, Mackillop & Co., Calcutta

NSW Colonial Secretary Index 1788-1825
SUTHERLAND, James Charles Colebrook. Of the firm Alexander and Co, Calcutta
1822 Nov 19; 1823 Apr 25 Re opinion sought by Crittenden, Mackillop & Company of Calcutta, as to rate of exchange applying to a bill of exchange drawn by Frederick Goulburn on the Governor General of India, the subject of a Declaration & Protest by George Mackillop of that firm (Reel 6063; 4/1785 pp.18, 20)

MACKILLOP, G. Of Calcutta
1823 Feb 26 Re importations of wool and spirits (Reel 6056; 4/1764 pp.24-24a)

A break through
During my regular Google search for additional material about George Mackillop I located the British website - History of Parliament - which contained information about James Mackillop, George's brother who was a member of parliament for two years. -
This website provided information that I had been searching for for many years - information about the parents of James and George.

Their father, John Mackillop, was a farmer at St Ninians. The Gazetteer for Scotland entry for St Ninians - - mentions that the area is involved in the woollen industry so he was probably a sheep farmer.

In 1781 John married Mary Downie, the daughter of Robert Downie 1735-1805. Robert was a farmer and a distiller. He married Margaret Morison (Morrison) in 1758 and they had a number of children including George (1762 - 1808) and Robert (1771-1841). Mary's brothers, Robert and George both went to India - George served in the East India Company army while Robert became a merchant initially working with Daniel Maitland but eventually at the company Downie, Cruttenden and Company. When he left India in 1811 the company became Cruttenden and Mackillop and Company with his two nephews taking over his role.  Robert Downie also became a member of parliament and much of the above information can be found on his page on the History of Parliament website -

The above information not only allocates parents to George and James but also explains how they became involved in India as merchants through family connections.

Mention in the last online resource was also made of Robert Downie's uncle, John Downie of Authentie, which led to information about his son Sir John Downie (1777-1826) who served in the British Army in the West Indies and in the Peninsular Wars in Spain fought against the French.

Simeon Lord - reference in Correspondence NSW Colonial Secretary

Lord, Simeon (Apr 1802-Dec 1825)

NSW Colonial Secretary Index 188-1825 -

LORD, Sarah Ann. Daughter of Simeon Lord
1825 Mar 25 Affidavits re her marriage to David Ramsay of Sydney (Reel 6028; 2/8305 pp.121-4)

LORD, Simeon see also LORD & WILLIAMS

LORD, Simeon. Merchant, ship-owner and manufacturer
Arrived in 1791 under sentence for transportation for seven years, was quickly emancipated and started retailing spirits and other goods. In 1801 he was appointed auctioneer and became a very successful ship agent. he pioneered sealing ventures in the Colony, and after many years of importing started manufacturing hats, cloth, blankets, soap, candles and leather.
1802 Apr 10 Particulars of arms in possession of (Reel 6041; 4/1719 p.85)
1803 Aug 9; 1809 Aug 8 On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3267, 9/2731 p.15; Fiche 3268, 9/2731 pp.134, 182)
1804 May 1 On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.204, 206)
1805 Mar 30, Jun 12-3,24 Bonds for appearance of William Campbell & others to answer charges of seizing Spanish vessels (Reel 6020; 4/1093.1 pp.37-40, 139-40)
1805 May 4 Interest in Pacific Islands trade (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.83-7)
1805 May 16 Signatory to bond for the ship "Ann" (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.19)
1806 Feb 6 Re purchase of spirits from (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.14)
1806 Mar 15 Re intercourse with Isle De France (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.222)
1806 Sep 22 Seeking permission to send a ship to Fiji Islands for a cargo of sandalwood (Reel 6041; 4/1721 pp.37-9)
1806 Oct 12 E Griffin conveying Governor Bligh's reply to his memorial re trade with South Sea Islands and China (Reel 6041; 4/1721 pp.41-2)
1806 Dec 5 Memorial for impartial trial for Michael Robinson, offering security (Reel 6040; SZ997 pp.35-9)
1806 Dec 26-7 Setting out circumstances re case of Michael Robinson and to allow Robinson to remain in Sydney (Reel 6040; SZ997 pp.44-50)
1807 Mar 27 Undertaking that no person would be received on board "Star" without a certificate from the Governor (Fiche 3279; 2/8020.1 pp.1-2)
1807 Mar 27 Bond with Henry Kable (Fiche 3279; 2/8020.1 p.1)
1807 Apr 20 Re arrival and sale of goods, availability and prices of same and dealings with Norfolk Island (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.81-2)
1807 Apr 20 Forwarding cutlery to Mr Piper (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 p.83)
1808 Sep 14 On statement of capital advanced by John Blaxland in his concerns from 3 Apr 1807 to 14 Sep 1808 (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.214, 215, 216, 217)
1808 Nov 21 On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.216)
1808 Dec 3 Affidavit, with H Kable, claiming ownership of "Trial" (Reel 6041; 4/1722 p.9)
1809 Feb 20 Granted Sydney town allotment by Lieutenant Governor Foveaux (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.109b)
1809 Feb 20 On return of grants & leases made by Lieutenant Governor Foveaux between Jul 1808 and Jan 1809 (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.137b)
1809 May 30, Jul 17 On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.218, 220)
1809 Jun 17 Appellant in action against Kable & Underwood; appeal from decision of Court of Civil Jurisdiction to be heard by Governor as Judge of the High Court of Appeal (Reel 6037; SZ993 p.68)
1809 Jun 17 With Kable and Underwood appellant in action against Harris and McLarran; appeal from decision of Court of Civil Jurisdiction to be heard by Governor as Judge of the High Court of Appeal (Reel 6037; SZ993 p.68)
1809 Jul-Aug Ordered by Court of Appeal to pay money in connection with prosecution of Captain D Cooper, of the "Unity", for having stowaways on his vessel (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.53, 59)
1809 Oct 11 Shipped fur skins on "Boyd" for London (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.3)
1809 Nov 4 Copy of letter to J Finucane re contract for supply of New South Wales timber & coal, & New Zealand spars, to Government at Cape of Good Hope in return for wines or other suitable goods; asks for letter of recommendation for his agent, Captain John Thompson (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.63-4)
1809 Nov 6 Re payment for supplying provisions to Government (Reel 6001; SZ757 pp.80a, 82a)
1809 Nov 6 Employed Captain Thompson, of the "Boyd", as his agent in supplying timber and coal to the Cape of Good Hope in return for wine (Reel 6001; SZ757 p.83a)
1810 Jan Memorial of James Underwood re litigation with Simeon Lord (Fiche 3009; 4/1822 No.319)
1810 Jan 1 On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary's Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 pp.242-3)
1810 Jan 17 Copy of letter re expenses to be incurred by "Tryal" (Reel 6042; 9/2736 pp.39-40)
1810 Jan 18 Copy of letter re Mr Burton's contract with Colonel Paterson to bring wheat from India (Reel 6042; 9/2736 p.40)
1810 Jan 19 Re substituting "Experiment" for "Tryal" on voyage to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.35)
1810 Jan 19 Copy of letters re tender from Captain Dodds to convey troops to Port Dalrymple by "Experiment" instead of "Tryal" (Reel 6042; 9/2736 pp.32-3)
1810 Jan 27 Lord, Williams and Hutchinson submitting scheme for flax cultivation and manufacture in New South Wales (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.165-8, 48-51 [copy])
1810 Jan 29 Memorial (Fiche 3006; 4/1822 No.195)
1810 Jan 29 Received two cows in compensation for passage of Lieutenant Henderson to England (Fiche 3006; 4/1822 No.195 p.7)
1810 Jan 29,31 Memorial for confirmation of grants and leases (Fiche 3006; 4/1822 No.195)
1810 Feb 3 Recommending James Bullock for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3163; 4/1846 pp.30-1). Reply, 3 Feb (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.60)
1810 Mar 21 Re contract to supply Government with rum, sugar and wheat from Bengal (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.136)
1810 Mar 31 Concurring in proposal of Lord and Burton to build a vessel in Bengal for use of the Colony; re importing Chinese to settle in the Colony (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.153)
1810 Mar 31 Letter granting land in Sydney as compensation for loss of house and warehouses (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.154)
1810 Mar 31 Appointed joint Trustee and Commissioner of proposed turnpike road between Sydney and Hawkesbury (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.159)
1810 Mar 31 Appointed Trustee and Commissioner for proposed turnpike road between Sydney and Hawkesbury (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.33)
1810 Apr 4 Lord & Burton contracting to build a vessel for the New South Wales Government (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.258-9)
1810 Apr 5 Concurring in changes of dimensions of vessel proposed to be built in Bengal for Lord and Burton (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.167)
1810 Apr 21 Autograph signature to Indenture (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.279)
1810 May 10 Agreement for construction of a public turnpike road from Sydney to the Hawkesbury (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.298-301)
1810 May 13 Re relief of Mr Speed from payment of house rent (Reel 6040; ML Safe 1/51 pp.171-2)
1810 May 14 Re contract of James Harrex for turnpike to Hawkesbury (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.31-2)
1810 May 17 Appointed Justice of the Peace and magistrate for Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.40)
1810 May 24 Declining to purchase Lord's property on Windmill Hill (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.52)
1810 May 26 Re proposed purchase of premises on Windmill Hill on fair valuation (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.64)
1810 May 31 To Thomas Moore re appointment of Committee of Survey for Lord's property at Windmill Hill (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.73)
1810 Jun 6 Re valuation of premises on Windmill Hill by Committee of Survey (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.79-80)
1810 Jun 7 Re acceptance of conditions for sale of property on Windmill Hill (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.80-1)
1810 Jun 8 To William Broughton re payment to Lord for premises on Windmill Hill (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.83-4)
1810 Jun 11 Was a Commissioner of Roads in 1810 (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.18)
1810 Jun 14 To Ellis Bent re dispute of Lord and Wilkinson over "Star" (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.90-1)
1810 Jun 17 Case submitted by to be investigated by Court of Vice Admiralty (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.22-3)
1810 Jun 18 Claim against William Campbell made on behalf of principals of Chaco Chinnory & Co of Madras; refuted by Campbell (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.20-1)
1810 Jun 19 To William Campbell declining to convene Court of Civil Jurisdiction to settle dispute with Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.95)
1810 Jun 20; 1811 Oct 31; 1818 Mar 9 Merchant of Sydney; owner of "Trial". Bonds to Naval Officer (Fiche 3283; X702 pp.11-3, 59-61; Fiche 3284; X702 pp.139-41)
1810 Jun 23 To Kable and Underwood rejecting appeal against decision in arbitration re Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.99)
1810 Jun 25 Petition for warrant to take possession of "Star" (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.129-35)
1810 Jun 25-Jul 17 Application in Vice Admiralty Court for possession of "Snow Star" (Reel 6040; 9/2735 pp.2-5)
1810 Jun 26 Petition of John Wilkinson for dismissal of suit brought against him by (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.137-59)
1810 Jun 27 Re papers returned to Garnham Blaxcell (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.103)
1810 Jul 2 Re his dispute with Captain John Wilkinson (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.30-37)
1810 Jul 13 Complaints made by Captain J Wilkinson against (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.161-3)
1810 Jul 14 To John Wilkinson re dispute with Lord over "Star" (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.122)
1810 Jul 20 Had given up all manner of business on own private account (Reel 6042; 4/1725 p.310)
1810 Jul 23 Appealing against judgement of Court of Vice Admiralty (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.44-51)
1810 Jul 30 Re convening of Court of Civil Jurisdiction (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.139)
1810 Sep Sent expedition to New Zealand to discover possibilities of procuring and manufacturing New Zealand flax (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.214-5)
1810 Sep 24 To Kable and Underwood returning appeal as inadmissible in case against Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.1)
1810 Oct 22,24 High Court of Appeals re money owed by George Crossley (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.14, 18)
1810 Oct 22,26 High Court of Appeals re money owed by Henry Kable and James Underwood (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.13, 22-3)
1810 Oct 22,26 High Court of Appeals; case brought against him by William Campbell (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.15-6, 25-6)
1810 Oct 22,26 High Court of Appeals re money owed by William Campbell (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.16-7, 25-6)
1810 Dec 11 Trustee and Commissioner of Roads. Re tolls and lease of on Sydney - Parramatta Road (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.40)
1811 As Trustee and Commissioner of Roads, signed Government advertisement re toll charges on the road from Sydney to Parramatta (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.181)
1811 Jan 26 To Ellis Bent transmitting appeal and decree in Lord v Palmer (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.89)
1811 Apr 8,11 To George Crossley rejecting appeal in case of Campbell v Lord and returning appeal (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.150, 157)
1811 Apr 11 Affidavit re purchase of "Santa Anna" (Reel 6040; 9/2735 pp.6-8)
1811 May 15 Memorial read in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.36, 45)
1811 May 15-6 His memorial read in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.35, 44-5)
1811 Jun 12 Re securities to be given on transmission of appeals to King in Council (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.18)
1811 Aug 21 Named in memorial presented in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 p.50)
1811 Aug 21,23-4 High Court of Appeals re damages awarded to George Crossley (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.47-8, 53, 56)
1811 Aug 21,23-4 High Court of Appeals re damages awarded to John Harris & Charles McLaren (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.49-50, 53, 58)
1811 Aug 22 His memorial presented in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.51-2)
1811 Aug 22 Re transmission of appeal in Lord v Campbell to King in Council (Reel 6002, 4/3491 pp.52-3; Reel 6042, 4/1724 pp.51-2)
1811 Sep 11 Circular re sureties incomplete for transmission of appeal to England (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.70)
1811 Sep 12 Re appeal in case against Kable and Underwood (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.72-3)
1812 On statement of bills drawn by J Blaxland during his residence in the Colony and paid in England by Blaxland or his agents (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.182, 184)
1812 Feb 5 Wishing to know to what extent his partner, Mr Williams, can trade at Hobart with goods he is bringing to Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.40-1). Reply, 7 Feb (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.180-1)
1812 Feb 20 Asking permission to work an iron mine at Port Dalrymple and import the ore to New South Wales; was granted permission (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.55-6). Reply, 21 Feb (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.189)
1812 Feb 21 Received permission to work an iron mine at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.110)
1812 May 11 Re Lord's claims to spirits condemned by magistrates (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.244-5)
1812 May 18,21-2 High Court of Appeals re money owed by Henry Kable (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.61, 67, 71-2)
1812 May 18,21-2 High Court of Appeals re money owed to John Thomas Campbell (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.63-4, 68, 75-6)
1812 May 18,21-2 High Court of Appeals re money owed to Arthur Hogue (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.65-6, 68, 77)
1812 May 18,21-2 High Court of Appeals re money owed to him by Thomas Cripps (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.66-7, 69, 78)
1812 Jun 16 Re securities required for prosecution of appeals to King (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.267-8)
1812 Jun 23 Re petition re receipt of grain into stores and reduction in price paid for meat (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.278-81)
1812 Aug 10 Lord, Williams & Hutchinson submitting their terms for scouring, milling & dyeing blanketing made at Parramatta Factory (Reel 6043; 4/1727 pp.275-6). Reply, 15 Aug (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.313-4)
1812 Sep 1,3-4 High Court of Appeals re transaction with William Hobart Mansel (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.80-4)
1812 Nov 6 To William Gore re securities lodged by Lord re transmission of appeals to England (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.354)
1812 Nov 7 Returning appeals to King in Council with seals affixed (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.356-7)
1812 Dec 22-3; 1813 Feb 3 Re memorial of Lord re settlement in appeal of Kable and Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.366-7, 369, 381-4)
1813 Mar 3 Named in High Court of Appeals re money owed to him by Henry Kable (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.88-9)
1813 Mar 3 Transmitting warrant of execution against goods of Henry Kable (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.402)
1813 Mar 17,19-20 High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.94-5, 97, 104)
1813 Mar 17,19,20 High Court of Appeals re money owed to him by William Hobart Mansel (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.95-6, 98, 105-6)
1813 Apr 6 Re memorial for lease of allotment assigned to Daniel McKay (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.420)
1813 Apr 24 Re mistreatment of Otaheitans in Lord's employ (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.436-7)
1813 Apr 26 Re complaints made against his employment of South Sea islanders (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.45-6)
1813 Jun 14 High Court of Appeals re Lord and Kable (Reel 6042; 4/1724 p.110)
1813 Jun 14,17,19 High Court of Appeals re money owed to Plummers (London Merchants) (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.109, 111, 115-6)
1813 Jun 21 J T Campbell informing him that the three appeals to the King in Council are ready for transmission (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.80-1)
1813 Jun 21 Three cases of appeal to the King in Council, Lord the appellant and John Thomas Campbell, Arthur Hogue and William Hobart Mansell the respective respondents, have had the colonial seal affixed to them in order to their be transmitted to England (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.80-1)
1813 Jun 21 Transmitting proceedings and appeals, and affixing of seal to appeals (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.483-5)
1813 Jun 28 Re documents relative to appeals for transmission to King in Council (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.492)
1813 Jun 31 Circular re erection of Court House by voluntary subscription (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.495)
1813 Jul 13 Resigned as auctioneer and appraiser in Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.392)
1813 Jul 14 Requesting grant of land to assure use of stream for water mill and woollen factory they have erected (Fiche 3011; 4/1822A No.33 pp.103-6)
1813 Jul 15 To George Crossley re return of papers in appeal Speed v Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.501)
1813 Jul 17 Circumstances of his appointment to, and resignation from, position of Auctioneer or Purdues Master, Sydney (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.139-41)
1813 Jul 22,23 Re Jenkins' application to be auctioneer in place of Lord (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.506, 516)
1813 Jul 24 Contract for completing Windsor road and keeping it in repair (Reel 6043; 4/1728 pp.147-50)
1813 Aug 27 Transmitting copy of letter from Judge Advocate (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.538)
1813 Oct 6, Nov 24 Re execution of duties by Provost Marshal in case re Kable (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.554, 615)
1813 Nov 6,17-8 High Court of Appeals, writ served against him by John Harris and Charles McLaren (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.121-8)
1813 Dec 31 Duty collected from Lord by Naval Officer for sandal wood (Reel 6023; X698 p.187)
1814 Jan 4 Re deferring sale of live stock under execution of debt (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.3)
1814 Jan 28,29 To William Gore re extending period for execution of writ against Lord (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.27-8)
1814 Feb 16 Attended a general meeting of magistrates to consider the present deficiency of grain; resolutions passed by the meeting (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.467-70)
1814 Mar 21 Re still in possession of Lord, Hutchinson and Williams to be delivered to John Hutchinson (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.99-100)
1814 Apr 27 Re importing cedar from Shoalhaven to finish house and machinery for woollen manufacture (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.157)
1814 Jun 15 Re refusal to sanction appeal in Lord v McLaren & Harris (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.191)
1814 Jun 15 To William Gore re return of warrant of execution against Lord (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.192)
1814 Jun 30 On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1814; in the Evan District (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.16)
1814 Jul 18 Tendering his house for sale to Government on specified terms (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.207-12). Reply, 20 Jul (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.222)
1814 Aug 15 Recommends exchange of lands with W Faithfull (Reel 6044; 4/1730 p.394)
1814 Aug 16 Attended general meeting of the magistrates of New South Wales held to consider the deficiency of grain at which resolutions to alleviate the situation were made (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.251-3)
1814 Aug 17 To William Faithfull re proposed exchange of land with Lord (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.247)

1814 Sep 12,14,16 Named as plaintiff in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.136-7, 142, 148)
1814 Sep 12,16 His memorials read in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 pp.104, 153-4)
1814 Sep 14 Named in petitions presented in High Court of Appeals (Reel 6042; 4/1724 p.144)
1814 Nov 8 Re petition for exclusive privileges for company to trade with New Zealand (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.360)
n.d. In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.56)
1815 Feb 28 Signed agreement with Robert Lack, as trustee of public roads (Reel 6045; 4/1732 pp.84-7)

1815 Apr 22 Circular re payment of duties owed to the Government (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.61)
1815 May 2 Appeal in matter of, dismissed (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.136)
1815 Jun 17 Director of proposed New South Wales New Zealand Company (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.153). Reply, 20 Jun (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.101)
1815 Jun 24 Hats, also woollen goods, sold for Simeon Lord by George Williams on commission (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.149-50)
1815 Dec 7 Seeking permission to cut own cedar for trading (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.117). Reply, 11 Dec (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.281)
1815 Dec 15 Circular re attendance at swearing in of Frederick Garling as Justice of the Peace and Deputy Judge Advocate (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.285)
1816 Petition for mitigation of sentence on behalf of John Kirkman (Fiche 3173; 4/1849 p.56)
1816 Recommending for John Kirkman, per "Barwell", 1798, for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3173; 4/1849 p.56)
1816 May 11 Paid from the Police Fund for passage money for conveying 17 men to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.197)
1816 Jul 15 Offering to contract for the processing of all woollen cloth manufactured by the Government (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.84-6)
1816 Jul 17 Re contract for dyeing, etc of cloth made at Parramatta Factory (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.41)
1816 Jul 18 Accepting offer of contract (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.88-9)
1816 Jul 19 Re terms of cloth contract (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.48)
1816 Jul 20 Intimating readiness to sign agreement for milling and dyeing of woollen cloth (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.90-1)
1816 Aug 28 Article of agreement for the milling, burling, dyeing, dressing and pressing of Parramatta cloth (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.92-5)
1816 Aug 29 To visit David Allan, Commissary General, re cloth contract (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.112-3)
1816 Sep 27 Applying for auctioneering licence (Reel 6045; 4/1735 p.146)
1816 Sep 28 Re the establishment of a distillery in New South Wales (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.151-5)
1816 Sep 28 Re his nomination as auctioneer (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.158)
1816 Nov 19 To be invited to attend meeting of magistrates and merchants to discuss the colonial currency (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.285)
1816 Nov 25 Attendance requested at meeting to discuss an average wage rate (Reel 6005, 4/3495 p.305; Reel 6045, 4/1735 pp.222-4)
1816 Dec 2 Cloth manufactured at Parramatta factory to be sent to him (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.327)
1816 Dec 4 Cloth and blankets received from (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.203)
1816 Dec 11 To receive copy of Government & General Order prohibiting Jeffrey Hart Bent from performing duties as Judge or Magistrate (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.354)
1817 Considers George Howe's statement of rates charged for printing in the Sydney Gazette does not answer points at issue (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.335-8)
1817 Jan 11 Authorised to act as auctioneer and vendue master (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.303-4)
1817 Jan 30 Mustered 100 head of cattle in 1816 (Reel 6046; 4/1737 p.38)
1817 May 9 Request that the Crown Solicitor, Thomas Wylde, take steps to recover debts of Lord and Lord and Williams (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.142)
1817 May 12 Complaining of high rates charged by George Howe for advertisements in the Sydney Gazette (Reel 6046; 4/1737 pp.331-2)
1817 Jun 2 Requesting access to quarries of stone and gravel for repair of road from Sydney to Parramatta (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.164)
1817 Jun 7 Complaining about the Sydney Gazette (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.172)
1817 Jun 27 Refusal to buy his house for Government use (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.215)
1817 Aug 22 Requesting permission to ship grain from Van Diemen's Land for use of his family and servants (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.225-8). Reply, 26 Aug (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.319)
1817 Aug 26 To Sorrell re prevention of export of wheat from Van Diemen's Land by Lord's agents until Government demands met (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.1)
1817 Nov 20 Petition for mitigation of sentence on behalf of Richard Norris (Fiche 3180; 4/1852 p.258A)
1817 Nov 22 Paid from the Police Fund for furnished apartments for the Judge Advocate and Lieutenant Governor Erskine (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.410, 411)
1817 Nov 26 Recommending Richard Norris for a mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3180; 4/1852 p.258A)
1817 Nov 27 Petition for mitigation of sentence on behalf of John Barker (Fiche 3174; 4/1850 p.10)
1817 Dec 24 On Bench of Magistrates investigating complaints of male convicts of ill-treatment and loss of property on "Larkins" (Reel 6047; 4/1739 pp.94-8)
1818 Jan 6 On Bench of Magistrates to investigate charges against Thomas Whyte (Reel 6046; 4/1738 pp.348-9)
1818 Jan 24 On list of persons for whom land grants ready for delivery (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.428)
1818 Feb 14 Paid from the Police Fund for stationery supplied the Judge Advocate's office (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.440)
1818 Feb 26 Member of Bench of Magistrates, signed report on charges against Andrew Armet and Peter Cosgreave of "Friendship" (Reel 6047; 4/1740 pp.87-8)
1818 Jul 13 Circular re establishment of Male Orphan Institution and requesting eligible candidates (Reel 6006; 4/3498 pp.298-9)
1818 Oct 9 Re memorial of per insertion of advertisements in Sydney Gazette (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.28-34)
1818 Oct 20 Answers to questions on pounds, trespass, enclosure of lands and repair of roads (Reel 6047; 4/1741 pp.6-9)
1818 Nov 21 Agreeing to suspend prohibitory order (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.153)
1818 Nov 28 Paid from the Police Fund commission on sale of turnpike tolls (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.526)
1818 Dec 31; 1819 Dec 31 Estimate of duty collected by Naval Officer (Reel 6023; X700 pp.63, 125)
1819 Feb 20 Paid from the Police Fund for candles & two compasses supplied for use of Government (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.10)
1819 Feb 20 Payment from Police Fund for candles and compasses (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.10)
1819 Feb 26 On return of writs issued from Supreme Court and Governor's Court against William Gore (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.129)
1819 Mar 18 Re Court of Enquiry upon Captain Granger, Commander of "General Stuart" (Fiche 3292; 9/2749 pp.1-143)
1819 Jul 8 Member of Bench of Magistrates dealing with charges made by L H Halloran against Captain Lamb (Reel 6048; 4/1742 pp.126-37)
1819 Jul 22 Signs report of complaints against William Browne (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.227)
1819 Aug 24 Paid from the Police Fund for milling and dressing cloth for Government use (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.85)
1819 Aug 24 Paid from the Police Fund for sundries supplied the General Hospital (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.85)
1819 Aug 24 Paid from the Police Fund commission for sale of turnpike and market dues (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.87)
1819 Oct 15-1820 Jun 17 Listed on a return of sums paid by Deputy Commissary General Drennan on account of the public service (Reel 6049; 4/1745 p.87)
1819 Oct 27 Member of Bench of Magistrates (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.320)
1819 Nov 6 Considered R L Murray guilty of charge of abduction (Reel 6048; 4/1743 p.100)
1819 Nov 8 Re application for position of post master (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.17)
1819 Nov 10 Circular re applications for pardons and tickets of leave (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.28-9)
1820 Jan 3 Report acquitting Captain J Bell and Surgeon Superintendent C Queade of charge of withholding full provisions (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.168-80)
1820 Jan 15 Circular transmitting questionnaire re his opinion on the state of the Colony as compared with the time previous to 1810 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 pp.188-91)
1820 Feb 4 Circular acknowledging his response to the questionnaire re the state of the Colony (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.231)
1820 Feb 26 Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.391 & 4/1745 p.73)
1820 Mar 18 On list of persons who are Magistrates for the County of Cumberland; Commission dated 17 May 1810 (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.305)
1820 Apr 20 Circular re sentencing of prisoners to Newcastle and elsewhere, abuse of the ticket of leave system by magistrates, appointment of constables, withdrawal of tickets of leave and requesting list of constables and pound keepers (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.2-4)
1820 Apr 20 Circular transmitting Government & General Orders re the rate of poundage and the granting of replevin in cases of goods or cattle distrained for trespass (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.5)
1820 Jun 9 Circular re right of assigned servants of overseers to seek employment in a similar manner to persons holding tickets of leave (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.60)
1820 Jun 24 Received money on account of public service and for milling and dyeing cloth (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.387-8)
1820 Jul 3 Recommending Richard Norris for grant of land (Fiche 3027; 4/1825A No.571 p.240)
1820 Jul 24 Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy (Fiche 3305; SZ1006A pp.9-10)
1820 Nov 11 Signature, as attested before (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.235)
1820 Nov 22 James Delworth and William Smith convicted of stealing from (Reel 6023; X820 p.21)
1820 Nov 29 Re distribution to for information and guidance, a printed copy of Macquarie's Letter of Advice and Instructions to Philip Conolly and John Joseph Therry, Roman Catholic Chaplains (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.460-1)
1820 Dec 5 Re rejecting request for "General Gates" to proceed to Port Dalrymple (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.466-70)
1820 Dec 8 Circular requesting report on extent of rain damage to wheat and other grain (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.475-6)
1821 Agreement with William Sutton and John Tattershall re his Kingsgrove Estate (Reel 6056; 4/1763 pp.223-8)
1821 Testimony as to character of John Williams for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.101)
1821 Jan 17 Circular to magistrates ordering that convicts not be sentenced to the convict barracks as they are not places of punishment (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.45)
1821 Jan 18-Feb 2 Attested depositions in case Martin v Phillips (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.204-14)
1821 Aug 6 Signature of in recommendation of application for auctioneer's licence (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.413-6)
1821 Aug 25 Copy of statement that T Parkins was assigned to Mr Lord (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.147)
1821 Aug 31 Thomas Parkins sentenced to two years at Newcastle for absconding from service of (Reel 6052; 4/1751 pp.78-80)
1821 Aug 31 Copy of letter to D Wentworth re T Parkins absentee from Mr Lord's (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.145)
1821 Nov Certifying to the character of William Pendray in support of his petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3210; 4/1863 p.44a)
1821 Nov 14 Re grant of land at Port Dalrymple (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.80)
1821 Dec Signature of in recommendation of Robert Randells's memorial (Reel 6052; 4/1751 p.69)
1822 Memorial for land in Van Diemen's Land to procure bark of mimosa and other plants for manufacturing the extract (Fiche 3049; 4/1830 No.216)
1822 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.5, 71)
1822-26 Claims on account of contract to exchange wheat and cloth for cedar, other timber and coal; and petitions sustained in this and other ventures (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2)
1822 Jan 7-1823 Mar 4 Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.80, 140, 152)
1822 Feb 25-Mar 27 John Winch convicted of stealing from (Reel 6023; X820 p.37)
1822 Feb 25-May 27 Eleanor Clowers convicted of having Lord's stores in her possession (Reel 6023; X820 p.41)
1822 Mar 31-1823 Sep 30 On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.6, 19, 31, 46, 62, 76)
1822 Jun 30 On list of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 p.19)
1822 Apr 10 Statement of his account with the Government (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.27)
1822 Jun Declining to act as Mary Field's agent (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.96)
1822 Jun 13 Re permission to procure timber at Port Stephens (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.402)
1822 Jul 20 Re land grant and export of bark extract (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.71)
1822 Jul 24, Aug 30 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.7, 18, 61, 79, 128)
1822 Aug Signatory to petition objecting to the Commissariat's new system of paying for supplies in Spanish dollars (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.124a)
1822 Aug 15 Re sale of pigtail tobacco (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.183)
1822 Aug 17 Received tobacco (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.11)
1822 Aug 20 Re prisoners received from him (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.31)
1822 Aug 21 Proposal to Government re export of cedar, rosewood and coals (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 pp.13-5)
1822 Aug 23 Recommending Jeremiah Leonard for a ticket of leave (Fiche 3221; 4/1866 p.49)
1822 Aug 26 Contract with Thomas Street to supply him with timber at Port Stephens (Reel 6052; 4/1753 p.188)
1822 Aug 27 Re farm he rented to William Sutton (Reel 6055; 4/1761 p.134)
1822 Sep 21 Re cedar and coal supplies from Newcastle (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.294)
1822 Oct 8 Permitted to procure timber at Port Stephens (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.345)
1822 Nov 28 "Fame" loaded with coal and cedar for him (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.331)
1822 Nov 28 Re contract with Government (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.333)
1822 Dec 7 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.54)
1822 Dec 23 "Minerva" loaded with cedar and rosewood (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.345)
1823 On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the District of Ulva (Fiche 3270; X19 p.8)
1823 Jan 10 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D pp.97, 130)
1823 Feb 22 Re payment for wood and coals (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.351)
1823 Feb 22 Contract with Government for purchase of wood and coals (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 pp.17-8)
1823 Mar 3 Requesting that person be received into Benevolent Society (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.145)
1823 Mar 7,10 Re objections to "Princess Charlotte" proceeding to Port Stephens and denying he had anything to do with his servants irregularities of conduct (Reel 6067; 4/1809 pp.43-5). Reply, 8 Mar (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.413)
1823 Mar 15 Exclusive contract for Newcastle cedar (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.27)
1823 Mar 31-1824 Jun 30 Dues re entry of Colonial vessels (Reel 6023; X701 pp.87, 113, 127, 161)
1823 Apr 16 Christopher Ralph of Male Orphan Institution to be apprenticed to him as currier (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.55)
1823 Apr 17-Aug 29 Bonds with the Colonial Secretary (Fiche 3280; 4/7027 pp.21-3, 33-9)
1823 May 2 Christopher Ralph apprenticed to (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.1-2)
1823 May 13 Re smuggling of spirits at Port Stephens (Reel 6067; 4/1809 pp.54-9)
1823 Jun 5 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.114)
1823 Jun 9 Complaining that Street failed to fulfil contract to supply him with cedar from Port Stephens; copies of Articles of Agreement (Reel 6067; 4/1809 pp.64-71a, 72-4)
1823 Jun 15 Received remission of excise duties on wine imported per "Urania" (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.32)
1823 Jun 24 Contract with Government for wood and coals (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.26)
1823 Jul George Freeman, James Horner and Richard Podmore apprenticed to from Male Orphan School (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.1-2, 4, 6)
1823 Jul, Oct Re payment for goods supplied to the Male Orphan Institution (Reel 6021; 4/7079 pp.113, 127, 193)
1823 Jul 7 Complaint against Thomas Kent and Lieutenant William Langdon (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.20)
1823 Jul 9 George Freeman, Richard Podmore and James Horner to be apprenticed to (Reel 6040; 4/400 p.56)
1823 Jul 14 Due to disputes between rival cedar parties at Port Stephens etc, wishes to withdraw on condition he would be allowed to explore the northern coast (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.33)
1823 Jul 15 Re creditor of Mr Kent (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.663-4)
1823 Aug 5 Wishing to purchase cedar and rosewood from Port Macquarie (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.255-6). Reply, 26 Aug (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.123)
1823 Sep 22-3 Re supply of bushels of wheat for payment to Government (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 pp.24-5)
1823 Sep 26 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.57)
1823 Oct 6 Letter from Commissariat's Office stating that he cannot supply bushels of wheat (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.23)
1823 Nov 28 Re cedar logs on beach at Newcastle (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.117). Reply, 18 Dec (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.13)
1823 Dec On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.24; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.101)
1823 Dec 18 Resident of Macquarie Place. Re sale of cedar logs (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.13)
c.1824 Former master of Henry Taylor (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.67)
1824 Feb 7 Eleven persons belonging to his cedar party at Port Stephens apprehended at Newcastle for being at large contrary to his bonds (Reel 6067; 4/1810 pp.35-6)
1824 c.Apr, Oct 8 On lists of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265e; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.4)
1824 Apr 15 Coals for (Reel 6067; 4/1810 p.81)
1824 May 10 Wishing to engage "Fame" to go to Port Stephens; request that interdict be relaxed (Reel 6067; 4/1810 p.99). Reply, 15 May (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.235)
1824 May 14 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.117)
1824 May 17 Re charter of "Fame" to Port Stevens (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.262)
1824 May 20 Re permission for "Jupiter" to leave on an extensive voyage to China (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.96)
1824 Jul 10 Re losses suffered in shipment of cedar (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 pp.77-80)
1824 Jul 20 For timber to be delivered to Port Macquarie (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 p.99)
1824 Jul 21 Re his tender to supply cedar (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.18)
1824 Jul 22 Re application for free cedar in lieu of excess quantity exported (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.54)
1824 Sep 16 Re tender for cedar (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.177)
1824 Sep 30 Re forwarding to, for his information & guidance, a letter from the Governor (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.500)
1824 Nov 25 James Horner, his apprentice, sentenced to the House of Correction for seven days for neglecting and spoiling his work (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.101)
1824 Dec 31 Certifying that a Colonial Register was given to "Trial" although formerly Portuguese (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.261)
1825 Feb 7 Re case referred to the Governor (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.385)
1825 Mar 16 Concerning inefficiency of Mr Panton as Post Master (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.35)
1825 May 9 Signature in recommendation of Thomas William Middleton's memorial re retaining the situation of Inspector of Cattle (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.48c)
1825 May 16 Order on the Colonial Treasurer for hire of the "Fame" to and from Port Macquarie (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.23)
1825 May 18 Claiming compensation for losses in timber contract with Government (Fiche 3310; 4/1099.2 pp.107-11)
1825 Jun 6 Re permission to procure cedar and compensation for losses (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.444)
1825 Jun 11 Recommending that favourable consideration be given to Mary Driver's petition for the return of her husband James from Port Macquarie (Fiche 3246; 4/1873 p.68b)
1825 Oct 25,28 Re cedar he is purchasing from Port Macquarie (Reel 6069; 4/1816 pp.437-43, 449-50)
1825 Oct 29 Re order for cedar (Reel 6019; 4/3865 p.2)
1825 Dec 14 Re rate of Port Macquarie cedar (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.170)
LORD & WILLIAMS. Sydney merchants
1810 Account of sales by auction by (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.258-9)
1810 Feb 2 Sanctioning proposal to cultivate flax and hemp in New Zealand (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.96-7)
1810 Feb 21 Re an employee, William Leith, going to New Zealand (Reel 6002; 4/3490B p.92)
1810 Mar 12 Re their enterprise to New Zealand (Reel 6002; 4/3490B pp.123-4)
1810 Apr 19 Re request for letter of recommendation to Scott Wilson and Company (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.5)
1810 Apr 21 Seeking renewal of contract for bringing from India a vessel suitable for Colonial purposes (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.276-8). Reply, 21 Apr (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.5-6)
1810 Apr 21 Indenture re importation of wheat and sugar from Bengal for New South Wales Government (Reel 6042; 4/1723 p.279)
1810 Apr 28 Proposals from for supplying New South Wales Government with two armed schooners (Reel 6041; 4/1720 pp.280-1)
1810 May 14 Re hire of "Star" to send to Bengal for grain, and supplying settlements in Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.29-30)
1810 May 19 Re hire of "Star" for stores from Bengal and transport of troops and stores to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.41-2)
1810 May 26 Re contract for supplies from Bengal (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.295-6). Reply, 29 May (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.68-9)
1810 May 29 To William Broughton, re making of contract with Lord and Williams to take provisions from Bengal to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.67-8)
1810 Jun 1 Indenture contracting to import supplies from India (Reel 6042; 4/1723 pp.304-5)
1810 Jun 18, Jul 28 To R B Edmonstone re permission for Lord and Williams to import spirits from Bengal (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.93, 136-8)
1810 Jul 13-27 Re being deprived of control of "Star" by recent decree (Reel 6042; 4/1725 pp.42, 60). Reply to letter of 13 Jul, dated 13 Jul (Reel 6002; 4/3490C pp.119-20)
1811 Jan 25 Requesting account of all sales made as auctioneers and names of sureties (Reel 6002; 4/3490D p.88)
1811 Jan 28 Sending their account sales for 1810 and name G Blaxland and J Larra as their sureties for due performance of office of auctioneers (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.207)
1811 Jan 28 Circular to ship owners and masters re securities to be entered into (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.92-3)
1811 Feb 7 Re payment of duties on sales by auction (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.101-2)
1811 Feb 18 Asking for sanction to their proposal to supply only part of the grain originally included in their contract to import grain, sugar and spirits from India (Reel 6043; 4/1726 pp.32-3, 35; copy p.36). Reply, 19 Feb (Reel 6002; 4/3490D pp.113-4)
1811 Feb 19 J T Campbell conveying Governor's sanction to proposed alteration of contract (Reel 6043; 4/1726 p.37)
1811 Apr 29 To St George Tucker re permission for Lord and Williams to import rum from Bengal (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.1)
1811 Jun 14 Seeks authority to charter "Aurora" and certain other concessions which they might require to complete their contracts for supplies from India (Reel 6043; 4/1726 pp.137-9). Reply, 15 Jun (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.24-6)
1811 Jun 26 Re establishment of hat manufacturing at Sydney (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.29)
1811 Oct 21 To Thomas Cripps re Cripps' contract with Lord and Williams (Reel 6002; 4/3491 pp.102-3)
1811 Nov 25 Re reception of sugar and spirits per "Ruby" into Government stores (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.123)
1812 Jan 31 Re inadmissibility of appeal in case against Thomas Cripps (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.174)

Friday, 24 February 2012

Searching for family of Thomas Bruce Hutton

Thomas Bruce Hutton's father was Thomas Hutton (1807 to 1874). His mother was Mary Dundas Jardine (1805-1834). Mary died on 4 September 1834, a week after the birth of her son.

Thomas Bruce Hutton was born in India at Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh, on 27 August 1834.

The next reference found about him was via the Scotland census of 1851 where he is listed as living at Hallside House, a mansion in Cambuslang parish, Lanarkshire, near the left bank of the Rotten Calder, 1½ mile ESE of the town. He was listed as a scholar and the house was owned owned by the Jardine family. Others listed in the record were Isabella Jardine 35, Janet M B Jardine 11, Mary D Jardine 8, Manfred L P Jardine 6. Four other people with different surnames mentioned were probably servants.

It was normal practice for British families in India to take children born in India back to England or Scotland to be educated. The children would normally live with members of a parent's family. The next challenge was to locate a link with the the Jardine family and the Hutton family.

A search in Google was made for Hallside House Cambuslang and a photograph of the house was located at Glasgow City Library along with the information that the house had been built for Professor George Jardine (1727-1827).

A further Google search for George Jardine Glasgow University provided additional information about George Jardine and the house. The old country houses of the Glasgow gentry is an e-book on the web containing information about Hallside House and George Jardine and his family - It provides a photograph of Hallside Mansion and states that Hallside House was built for Professor George Jardine (1742-1827) of Glasgow University in 1790. Additions were made to the building in 1840.

Other information available online about George Jardine:
Biographical information at Glasgow University website -
The university holds a collection of his papers.
One of his books - Outlines of philosophical education illustrated by the method of ... by George Jardine
A search in for George Jardine born 1742 also produced an article about him in the   Dictionary of National Biography
We now also know that George Jardine died on 27 January 1827.

George Jardine married Janet Lindsay and they had a son John born in 1778.  John became Sheriff of Ross and Cromarty. He married a daughter of James Bruce, 'the famous traveller in Abyssinia' after whom their eldest son was named. John Jardine died in 1850.

James Bruce Jardine inherited the house when his father died in 1850. Later the house was inherited by his brother, George Jardine, a Glasgow merchant.

The website -  - provides the information that James Bruce Jardine married Isabella Palmes in 1838

The above research had provided information about the Jardines and Hallside House but not the link with the Huttons. A search made in Google for "Thomas Hutton" Jardine produced the following information in a newspaper index.

Hutton, Mary Dundas, wife of Thomas Hutton Esq, daughter of John Jardine Esq, Sheriff of Ross & Cromarty Inverness Journal Friday, 6 March 1835

John Jardine's daughter, Mary Dundas, had married Thomas Hutton and her death was recorded in March 1835, a year after the birth of her son Thomas Bruce Hutton.

Scottish Census 1851 shows that Thomas Bruce was living with Isabella Jardine and her family - the family of her brother, James Bruce Jardine. (The ages in the census report do not quite tally but can be checked later when a search is made of Scotland's People.)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Military Experience - Thomas Bruce Hutton

Thomas Bruce Hutton was a professional soldier who served in the British Army from his enlistment in 1855 aged 20 to his resignation from the service in 1872 aged 38. During that time he served with the 21st (Royal Scots) Fusiliers, the 61st (South Gloucester) Regiment of Foot and the 100th (Prince of Wales Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot. Deployments were to the Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, Canada, West Indies and West Africa as well as time spent at Aldershot in England training soldiers.

Thomas Bruce Huttton enlisted as an ensign in the 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers On10 January 1855 when he was 20. By July 1855 he was a lieutenant and on his way to the Crimean War (1853-1856). His first involvement was at the Siege of Sevastopol which took place from 25 September 1854 to 8 September 1855. Thomas would have arrived towards the end of the siege and during the final battle for Sevastopol on 8 September the regiment was in reserve and not involved in the actual battle.

With four other regiments from the Fourth Division the Fusiliers then took part in the bombardment of Kinburn on 7 October. The regiment then returned to the Crimea until the end of May 1856. From there they went to Malta before serving in the West Indies. For his services in the Crimea Thomas received a medal and clasp from the Queen, and also a Turkish medal.

The Crimean War (October 1853-February1856) was fought between the Russians and an unlikely partnership consisting primarily of British, French and Ottoman (Turkish) armies. The Ottoman Empire was in decline and the Russians wanted access to Ottoman territories, particularly to gain  access to the Mediterranean Sea. The British and the French did not want Russia to move into this area especially if it resulted in a risk to shipping through the Mediterranean. There were also disputes about access to religious sites in the area. Most of the battles were fought on the Crimean Peninsula. Major battles and sieges included Sevastopol, Balaklava and Inkerman. The icy winters played a crucial part in the sieges with all the armies suffering from the extreme cold. Major military tactical blunders on both sides were also prevalent during the campaigns in the Crimea. The end of the Siege at Sevastopol on the 8th September 1855 was one such example with the French taking the Malakhov which was their target but the British failing to take the Redan. Some of the British soldiers did succeed in scaling the fortifications but most remained outside refusing to enter, therefore providing no support to those who had breached the walls. Although the Russians later evacuated the city and the Russian naval base at Sevastopol was destroyed, the victory of the French further compounded the embarrassment of the British defeat. The war finally came to an end after the Austrians told the Russians that they would enter the war on the side of the Allies if Russia did not accept an ultimatum by 18 January 1856. Points included freedom for ships of all nations to sail on the Danube and the Black Sea, plus Russia relinquishing the protectorate of Wallachia, Moldavia and Serbia and also over the Orthodox population of the Turkish Empire. Other issues could be raised at a Peace Conference. At the end of the war all parties had suffered severe casualties for only marginal changes to the situation before the war.

The Crimean War was noted for the use of new techniques in warfare including the use of railway and the electric telegraph. Florence Nightingale gained prominence during this period with changes introduced in the treatment of British wounded soldiers. The events of the war were also documented extensively with written reports in newspapers and photographs and other illustrations keeping the public aware of developments.

Thomas Bruce Hutton had transferred to and served with the 61st Regiment in India, and was present at the siege, assault, and capture of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny. The siege took place from 8 June to 21 September 1857. During this time he was wounded in the side by a musket ball and during an assault on the city on 1 August he fell from a ladder used to scale a wall when one of the defenders upset the ladder putting him out of action for a time.

The following article provides an account of the the Siege of Dehli.

For his services during the Indian Mutiny  Thomas was presented with a medal and clasp.

How Thomas Bruce Hutton missed promotion after the fall of Dehli in 1857 (Notes of George Hutton written in early 1930s)

T B Hutton served at the siege of Dehli in 1857 and after the capture of the city went a day or two later to the general's quarters with some report. The general was engaged when T B reached headquarters, so he had to wait outside the general's tent, and passed the time chatting to the native servants. He spoke the dialect of the district well, Hindustani which he also spoke being merely the language of the camp. Suddenly the flap of the tent was thrown back by the general who said:- "Who was it that was talking to my servants?" Tom replied:- "I was Sir." "Do you know Delhi at all?" asked the general. "Yes I know it well" answered Tom. "I lived there as a boy for four years with my uncle, Sir John Malcolm." "Come into the tent, you are just the man I have been looking for" said the general. Tom went in, delivered his report and after further conversation with the general received his appointment as Assistant Governor of the City of Delhi. It was only a temporary job, but as he was not on the strength of the regiment when the promotions were made he did not get his step and it was a year or two later before he got his captaincy.

On retiring from the service some 17 or 18 years later (he was then a major) he wrote to the commander-in-chief (the Duke of Cambridge) asking for the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, but not the pension, on the grounds that he would have been made a Lieutenant Colonel had he not lost a step through being temporarily employed in a civil service position at the time all the officers in his regiment received promotion. The Duke replied making an appointment to see him - at the meeting the Duke asked where he had served abroad and Tom told him "The Crimean, Indian Mutiny, Canada, West Indies and West Africa." The Duke remarked "I did not know you had seen so much service. Have you got any record of the actual fighting you have seen?" T B had. He had made a note of every engagement he had been in. The Duke was more than satisfied and gave him the rank he had asked for ad the pension as well. The Duke was asked about the promotion afterwards in the House of Commons and replied by explaining the circumstances and stated that it was a new arrangement for rewarding deserving officers who through no fault of their own had missed promotion.

Two books on the Crimean War:
Fletcher, Ian and Natalia Ishchinko. (2008) War in the Crimea: an illustrated history
Kerr, Paul et al. (1997) The Crimean War

Two books on the Indian Mutiny 1857:
 Spilsbury, Julian (2007) The Indian Mutiny
Hibbert, Christopher (1978) The Great Mutiny India 1857

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Simeon Lord's family in England

Simeon Lord is recorded as having six brothers and three sisters.

Generally there appears to be little information about them.

John Lord was born on the 26th April 1765 (Rochdale)
He was baptised on 28 April 1765.
On 14 August 1785 John married Nancy Booth (born 1765) (Rochdale).
John has three children - Edmund (1786-1856), Ann (born 1788) and Mary (born 1792)
He died at Manchester on the 14 October 1801, aged 36 and was buried at St Mary's Todmorden on 15 October 1801.

Mary Lord was born 5 August 1766
She died in 1790 aged 24

Joshua Lord was born on 26 September 1768

Betty Lord was born on 10 April 1773
She died on 6 January 1774 aged almost nine months

Samuel Lord was born 19 November 1774
He died in 1792 aged 18

Thomas Lord born 1776 or 1777

Three other children appear in various lists as being born in 1778
Richard born 12 March and died 30 April

William born 12 March, died 19 March

Sarah born 17 March 1778?
On 27 June 1797 Sarah married John Knowles (1767-1821) at  St Peter (Bradford Cathedral), Bradford, Yorkshire, England.
Sarah died 12 May 1798 aged 20

If the birth dates are correct Richard and William would be twins.
If Sarah was born in 1778 she would also have been born on 17 March. What would the survival rate of triplets be in 1778?

It would be useful to know more about the lives of the brothers and sisters who survived and compare their lives in England with Simeon's experiences in Australia.

Friday, 17 February 2012

The Lord Family in Todmorden area

From the information on the tombstones at St Mary's Church, Todmorden, members of the Lord family were at Howroyd in the second half of the 1600s until at least the mid 1700s.

Howroyd was a small farming settlement between Bacup and Todmorden. It was situated on slopes above the hamlet of Clough Foot. The settlement consisted of four small farms plus a couple of cottages. The farm houses were grouped together but each farm had separate land for farming. The largest of the farms consisted of 35 acres. The farms were isolated on the side of  a hill with a winding narrow track leading down to Clough Foot in the valley below. The path continued on to another farm higher up the hill. Any supplies would have to be brought up from Clough Foot. Early records show that members of the Lord family lived at Howroyd during the 1600s and for part of the 1700s. This information ties in with the information on the grave stones.

A list of baptisms at St Mary's Todmorden for families with Lord as a surname between the years 1670-1781 lists Howroyd as the place of residence for many of those baptised between 1688 and 1725 followed by a seventeen year period when no place of residence is provided.

Ruins of Howroyd farm

Image from article on Howroyd Farms, Todmorden

Photos of the ruins of the farm buildings show small buildings made of grey stone. Sheep farming would have been the main use of the land.

Simeon Lord's grandfather, John Lord, lived at Howroyd farms when young. He later lived at Dobroyd. Simeon's great grandparents and great great grandparents certainly lived at the Howroyd farms.

Dobroyd is the  location mentioned in the second part of the 1700s and early 1800s as a place where members of the Lord family lived including Simeon's parents. The area appears to have been  about a mile south from the centre of Todmorden and initially possibly consisted of small farms. Simeon's parents were yeoman farmers at Dobroyd - farmers who owned or leased their land and could use it without direction from others.

Before 1800 there were two cotton mills at Dobroyd - the upper and lower mill both connected by Dobroyd Lane. There was definitely one mill in the area in 1794. The Upper Mill was demolished in 1841 after the railway arrived in the area in 1840.  The Fielden Brothers operated the Lower Mill from 1832 until 1879. The mill was demolished in 1880.

Between 1866 and 1869  John Fielden built Dobroyd Castle which is still in the area. See John Fielden of Dobroyd Castle for additional information about the castle and photos.

Knowl was another area inhabited by Lords. Members of the Lord family also lived on farms in the Walsden area south of Todmorden -particularly at Knowl where there were two farm houses  (Great Knowl and Lower Knowl) one hundred yards apart along with several cottages and barns. Records show the Lord family living in the area in the 1660s but they may have been there for some years before then. The records of St Mary's Church show that Simeon Lord died there in 1667. This Simeon Lord was our Simeon Lord's great, great, great grandfather. His son, Simeon was one of the farmers at Howroyd.

An early resident of Knowltop was Abraham Fielden who died in 1715.

The tenants living at Knowl were farmers and clothiers. An online article on Knowl describes clothiers as farmers who diversify by manufacturing woollen cloth in their homes with the help of neighbours living in nearby cottages. The cloth was then carried by packhorse to market towns for sale. Additional wool would also be purchased. From 1750 cotton was also purchased by many clothiers to be woven into cloth. There were members of the Lord family living at Knowl until the early 1840s.

Knowl farms with Walsden Moor in distance

This article provides information about the cottage industry weaving cloth that flourished in the Todmorden region for centuries until the arrival of the Industrial revolution in 1780.

It is therefore probable that members of the Lord family were generally involved with growing wool and manufacturing and selling cloth at the cottage industry level which goes a long way to explain some of Simeon's future activities and interests in Australia.

The records from St Mary's Church and other churches in the area show that there were a large number people in and around Todmorden with the surname Lord. Families, including extended families, tended to live close together. Having located connections between three communities in the area from the 1660s it is probable that if complete family trees were available links between the various Lords could be established.

Another article decribes the age of the water powered spinning mill (1780 - 1825)

NB: Much of the information for this post came from the website - Todmorden and Walsden

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Lord family inscriptions at St Mary's Church

In front of the door at St Mary's Church, Todmorden, Lancashire, England is a memorial containing inscriptions from gravestones relating to members of the Lord family.

Stone 1 (end) Here lieth ye body of Simeon Lord of Howroyd who departed this life April 1st 1682. (1)

Stone  2 (side) And also Simeon Lord his grandson was interred April 12th 1726. (2)
Also here lies the body of Simeon Lord of Howroyd son of the first named Simeon Lord who departed this life on 24th day of February in the year 1740-1 and in the 73rd year of his age. (3)

Stone 3 (end) Also Susan ye wife of Simeon Lord late of Howroyd who died May 20th 1751 aged 80. (4)

Stone 4 (side) Also Mary the wife of John Lord of Dobroyd died 5th of February 1772 aged 72 (5)
Also John son of Simeon Lord of Dobroyd died October 14th 1801 aged 36 years. (6)
The inscriptions on the sides of this tomb are copied from the old gravestones now underneath.

How do the six people listed on this memorial connect to Simeon Lord 1771-1840 who was transported to New South Wales arriving in 1791?

(1) Not a great deal is known about Simeon Lord who died 1 April 1682 except that he had two sons and a daughter that we know of - James, Martha and Simeon (1668-1742). He is described as living at Howroyd.and was Simeon's great, great, grandfather.

(2) Simeon Lord who were interred on 12 April 1726 was born in 1700 and was only 26 when he died. His parents were Simeon Lord and Susan Ashworth and he had three brothers and two sisters. He was Simeon's great uncle.

(3) Simeon Lord of Howroyd was born 1668 at Rossendale, Lancashire and died 24 February 1742 (or 1740 or 1741). He married Susan Ashworth (1671 - 1751) on 17 August 1700. They had four sons and two daughters - Charles, Susan. John, Simeon, Richard and Mary. Simeon and Mary were Simeon's great grandparents.

(4) Susan Ashworth was born in 1671 at Rossendale, Lancashire and on 17 August 1700 married Simeon Lord (1668 - 1742). She died on 20 May 1751. Susan and Simeon had four sons and two daughters - Charles, Susan. John, Simeon, Richard and Mary. Simeon and Mary were Simeon's great grandparents.

(5) Mary Lord who died on 5 February 1772 was Mary Sutcliffe born in 1700. On 10 February 1741 she married John Lord (1699-1775) of Dobroyd. John and Mary, as far as we know, had two children, Mary and Simeon, and were Simeon Lord's grandparents.

(6) John Lord who died on 14 October 1801 is Simeon Lord's brother.John Lord was born on 26 April 1765 and in 1775 maried Nancy Booth. They had three children - Edmund, Ann and Mary. John is described as being from Dobroyd.

Howroyd is mentioned at the residence of some of the family members on the tomb stones.

Howroyd Farms Todmorden on the Todmorden and Walsden website provides the following information plus images of the remains of the stone buildings on the site.

Howroyd was a group of four farms and a couple of cottages, huddled together in one small community high up above the hamlet of Cloughfoot in the Bacup valley. The community more often than not would consist of members of one extended family.

Howroyd was a very ancient farm dating back many centuries. Records from the 1600s show us it was a stronghold of a Lord family.

From the tombstones members of the family were at Howroyd in the second half of the 1600s until at least the mid 1700s.

Dobroyd is the other location mentioned in the second part of the 1700s and early 1800s.