NRS 898: Papers relating to Norfolk Island 1794-1813

This Colonial Secretary's Special Bundle includes a variety of letters, papers and returns dating from 1794 to 1813. For example, it includes victualling and 'slop' clothing books, lists of persons on and off the stores and an annual return of settlers and convicts.

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1

762

3 Apr 1794, 5 Sep 1794, 2 Nov 1795, 5 Nov 1795

Lt Gov King

Zackariah Clarke, Deputy Commissary

Copy of orders respecting the issue and purchase of animal food and grain.

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5

762

8 July 1797

Lt Gov King

 

Copy of Account of Income and Disbursements of the Lieutenant Governor of Norfolk Island, 29th July 1791 – 20 October 1796.

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9

762

26 June 1800

Lt Gov King

 

A notice stating that neither Lieut Govr King or Major Foveaux will be responsible for any financial transactions with the Crown before their taking up their respective appointments.

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11

762

26 June 1800

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Letter enclosing his instructions and containing further orders.

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15

762

26 June 1800

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Copy and original of instructions for Major Joseph Foveaux of the N.S.W. Corps, appointed to act as Lieut Govr of Norfolk Island.  A list of papers required to be sent to the Governor-in-Chief by every opportunity.

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49

762

26 June 1800

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Separate instructions for establishing, and regulations and conducting, a selling store for various articles, necessary for the use of H.M. Colony in N.S.W. and its dependencies.

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53

762

Aug 1801,  14 Nov 1801

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Copy of an extract from a letter respecting the reduction in the price of pork and grain.  A letter enclosing the Port orders for the guidance of Foveaux.

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55

762

1796 (watermark)

 

 

Signals to ships by day and night in Sydney Bay.  Signals from Cascade Bay.  (Copy)

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57

762

14 Nov 1801

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Extract from letter re the prevention of convicts going to India or China (territories of the East India Co.)

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59

762

18 Apr 1803

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Extract from a letter re the salary of the Revd Mr Fulton, clergyman of Norfolk Island.

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61

762

29 Apr 1801

Lt Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Expressing the wish to provide the people of Norfolk with a proportion of what is brought to sale by individuals part of Greenwich and Britannica Investments Ltd.  (Extract)

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762

29 May 1801

Lt Gov Foveaux

Gov King

Answer to the above (Extract)

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762

25 Dec 1802

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Directing that the necessary articles belonging to the Greenwich and Britannica Investments Ltd. may be used as along as annual accounts are kept.  (Extract)

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762

18 Apr 1803

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Granting permission to the Deputy Commissary to charge 5% on the profits of the company and to remit the balance to the Revd Mr Marsden, Treasurer of the Orphan Fund which receives the profits.  (Extracts)

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762

5 June 1803

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Respecting the deficiencies of articles sent to Norfolk and how this can be overcome; the control of public and private investments; and the purchase of stores.

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69

762

 

Gov King

 

Drafts of a letter appointing Capt. John Piper commandment of Norfolk during the absence of Lieut Govr Foveaux on sick leave in England.

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71

762

1801 (watermark)

 

 

Blank drafts – Form to accompany each Draft of the Settlers’ and Landholders’ Dwelling Houses, together with the number of acres they hold, their number in family, etc.

Form to accompany each Draft of the stock belonging to individuals which they might not have an opportunity of removing.

Form to accompany each Draft from Norfolk Island.

List of papers necessary to be sent to the Govr in Chief or H.M. Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department by every convenient opportunity.

List of papers to be delivered to the Officer in Command.

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81

762

24 June 1803

Lord Hobart

Gov King

Respecting the reasons for leaving Norfolk and choosing Port Dalrymple to settle, shipping arrangements, the conditions of moving, the future of the island in regard to pork raising and the administration of Norfolk and Port Dalrymple.  (Copy)

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85

762

28 Jan 1804

Gov King

Phillip Skelton

Indenture between Govr King and Phillip Skelton, on the part of himself, the owners and crew of the "Ferret" South Sea Whaler, to deliver Officers, people and stores to Norfolk Island.

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762

19 Dec 1800

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Respecting convicts being taken off the stores (Extract)

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762

16 Jan 1804

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Saying indenture of convict servants is to be withdrawn with the exception of one in lieu of barrack allowances to each Officer (Extract)

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762

28 Jan 1804

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Respecting the employment of convicts fewer on agriculture for the Crown and more to be assigned to individuals retaining sufficient to cultivate maize for the stock.  Requesting the strictest economy in public expenditure (Extract)

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93

762

8 May 1804

 

 

General Order re the arrangements for removal to Port Dalrymple.

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95

762

23 June 1804, 20 July 1804

[Gov King]

Lt Gov Foveaux

Re arrangements respecting removing the Establishments etc. from Norfolk to the new settlement.  (Extract)

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103

762

18 July 1804

 

 

General Order requesting the landholders and settlers who have given in their names re removing to Van Diemen’s Lands, to attend at Government House to make the necessary arrangements.

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762

7 Aug 1804

 

 

General order to call another meeting as many settlers were now undetermined on leaving.

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107

762

1 Oct 1804

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Extract from a letter – "In the event of Lieutenant Colonial Foveaux’s having left Norfolk Island, no bills are to be drawn on the Treasury that have not received my [King’s] previous approbation."

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109

762

1 July – 31 Dec 1804

 

 

Accounts:-

(A) Account current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Slop Clothing, Bedding and Stores Account; Victualling Book.

Vouchers:-

No.1  Swine flesh purchased from settlers 1 July – 1 Sep 1804

No.2  Order and receipts for Bills 30 July 1804

No.3  Order and receipts for Bills 5 Sept 1804

No.5  Swine flesh purchased from settlers 7 Sep – 31 Dec 1804

No.6  Maize purchased 7 Sep – 31 Dec 1804

No.7  Sales of Annual Supplies 1 July – 31 Dec 1804

No.8 Account of Sundries issued from Store 31 Dec 1804.  Certificate of Grain received for the same.

No.9  Certificate of Maize, Flour, Swine’s Flesh and Mutton, the produce of Govt Ground and Stock received into stores 1 July – 31 Dec 1804

No.10 Order for issuing Lard from fresh port to burn in lieu of Lamp Oil.

No.11 Order for issuing an extra half ration of pork to Government stockmen, 1 Jan 1804

No.12 Storekeepers receipt for Maize issued for the use of Government Stock, 31 Dec 1804

No.13 Lt Gov Foveaux’ order for putting on board the “Albion” five months provisions for himself and three servants, 4 Sep 1804

No.14 Order for additional rations for labourers getting in the harvest, 1 Dec 1804

No.15 Surgeon’s receipt for rice and sugar for the use of General Hospital

No.16 Order for taking cloth and candles for the use of the settlement from annual supplies sent out for barter 11 Aug 1804

No.17 Order for candles for the use of the Government 7 Nov 1804

No.18 Order for issuing slop clothing and bedding 11 Sept 1804

No.19 Military Return, with the amount of deduction from the pay of each non-commissioned officer, Drummer and Private on account of their provisions at 31/2d. per diem.

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243

762

6 Jan 1805

 

 

General Order stating the advantages of Port Dalrymple for settlement and that those who were able could go on the "Investigator" to Sydney and hence to Port Dalrymple (printed).

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245

762

Feb 1805

William Broughton Acting Dep. Commissary

 

List of the names of every man, woman and child on and off the Stores residing at Norfolk.

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273

762

15 Mar 1805

 

 

General Order re the terms that settlers may leave Norfolk for Port Dalrymple and the Derwent.

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275

762

1 Jan – 30 Jun 1805

 

 

Accounts:-

(A) Account current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Slop clothing and stores account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-22 incl.

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397

762

6 Jan 1805

Gov King

The Officers Administering the Govt. of Norfolk Is.

Extracts from letters –

Respecting the receiving of supplies from ships that do not carry Governors letters of authority and also the supplying of men for foreign ships.

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762

May 1805

Gov King

Capt John Piper

Respecting the landing of spirits from the American ship "Union" without the Governor’s authority.

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762

1 Oct 1804

Gov King

Lt Gov Foveaux

Stating settlers must go themselves to Van Diemen’s Land to reside and cultivate the land allotted.

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762

May 1805

Gov King

Capt John Piper

Directing the Storekeeper to draw half-yearly the pay of a list of persons unless they have Agents in England.

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762

18 Aug 1805

Gov King

Capt John Piper

Respecting the disposal of evacuating settler Guests large stock.

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762

26 Sep 1805

Gov King

Lt Gov Patterson

Respecting a settler, Fisher

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762

26 Sep 1805

Gov King

Lt Gov Collins

Respecting a settler, Guest

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762

Sep 1805

Gov King

Capt Piper

Granting permission to settlers from Norfolk to take their convicts with them to the Derwent.

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762

Feb 1806

Gov King

Capt Piper

Respecting settler Guest’s flock.

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762

17 Feb 1806

Gov King

Lt Gov Collins

Respecting Guest’s arrangements.

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403

762

1 July - 31 Dec 1805

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Accounts Current; (B) Provision Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-19 incl.

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1

762

1 Jan – 30 June 1806

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Account Current; (B) Provision Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-22 incl.

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103

762

9 May 1806, 15 May 1806

Gov King

Capt J. Piper

Copy of letters:-

Respecting salt pork sent from Norfolk Island to the Derwent of which 16,000 lbs was condemned as unfit, and the number of people victualled from the Public Stores.

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762

15 May 1806

Gov King

Capt J. Piper

Respecting the return of settlers, particularly Fisher, to Norfolk.

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762

26 July 1806

Gov King

Capt J. Piper

Requesting information re the landing of 400 gallons of spirits on Norfolk belonging to Lord and Kable

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107

762

9 Sep 1806

Capt J. Piper

Gov King

Letter re the failure of the corn crop, the reduction in rations and the permission granted to three men to build a boat for trade with Port Jackson.

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113

762

 

 

 

List of articles belonging to the Crown advisable to send to Norfolk for barter with individual settlers to discharge part or the whole amount for pork or grain furnished to the stores by them, at the rate of 50% on the invoice price.

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115

762

4 Oct 1806

Settlers of Norfolk

Gov Bligh

Address of welcome signed by the full inhabitants.

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115

762

28 Oct 1806

[Gov Bligh]

J. Barrisford

Letter re a request for land

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762

31 Oct 1806

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter stating the crops look promising and requesting fresh seed wheat and a clergyman.

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125

762

1805 (watermark)

Lt Col J. Foveaux

 

Memorandum of claims of settlers who left Norfolk.

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127

762

27 Dec 1806

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the failure of the wheat and maize crops and hence the shortage of grain and meat on the island, and the decrease in the number of people victualled by the Government Stores.  Enclosing the settlers memorial re the prices of grain and swine flesh, a memorial from Daniel Stanfield relative to the vacated farms (page 447) and the Public Accounts from 1 July – 12 Aug 1806.

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131

762

12 Dec 1806

Settlers & Landholders of Norfolk Is.

Capt J. Piper

Petition requesting an increase in the price of grain and swine flesh necessary because of the failure of the crops for two seasons (signed by all).

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135

762

1 July – 31 Dec 1806

 

 

Accounts:-

List of Papers: (A) Account Current; (B) Provision Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account

Vouchers: Nos. 2-4, 6-30, 34-41, 43.

No. 2 Return of Storekeeper, Superintendent and Beach Master doing duty in their several situations in Norfolk Island on 13 Aug 1806.

No. 3 List of the names of every person victualled from H.M. Stores on 13 Aug 1806.  Number and employment of every person victualled from the Public Stores 13 Aug 1806.

No. 41 State of the settlement at 6 Feb 1807 i.e. Numbers of various classes of inhabitants and whether on or off the Stores.  Quantity of produce received from individuals on account of debts due the Crown, purchases of pork, mutton and wheat, and rations issued.

List of papers enclosed with the letter of 16 Feb 1807 (letter missing)

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267

762

1 July – 31 Dec 1806

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers (duplicates): (A) Account Current; (B) Provisions Account;

(C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-40 incl.

 

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447

762

22 Dec 1806

Daniel Stanfield

Gov Bligh

Memorial

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1

763

1 Feb 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the total failure of the crops and the severe shortages of meat.  Also mentioned is an offer of pork by Michael Hayes

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5

763

8 Feb 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the continuation of the drought and the need to reduce rations.

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9

763

16 Feb 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the shortages on the island and apologizing for having allowed Michael Robinson to go to Port Jackson.

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13

763

 

 

 

Warrant of execution on the property of Alex Ferguson.

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15

763

20 Mar 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the vessel being built on the island, increases in the rations and the improved crop situation.

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19

763

20 Mar 1807

 

 

List of Papers enclosed:-

No.2  Numbers and employment of every person victualled from the Public Stores;

No.3  Return of Superintendent, Beach Master, and Storekeeper doing duty;

No.4  Report of Survey on a quantity of rice and wheat landed from the "Lady Nelson";

No.5  List of passengers embarked on board the “Lady Nelson” for Port Jackson.

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31

763

23 Mar 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Enclosing a list of the names of convicts whose sentences are wanted.

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33

763

27 Mar 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter enclosing returns-

List of passengers who return to Port Jackson in the Brig "Commerce".

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39

763

10 Apr 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Covering letter re enclosed accounts:-

List of Papers:

No.1  State of the Settlement on 20 Mar 1807 and 10 Apr 1807;

No.2  Return of stock belonging to the Crown, 10 Apr 1807;

No.3  Return of Superintendent, Beach Master and Storekeeper doing duty 10 Apr 1807;

No.4  List of persons indebted to the Crown on account of sundry articles of merchandise supplied them 13 Aug 1806 – 10 Apr 1807 and also an account of articles delivered by them 1 Jan -10 Apr 1807 with the amount of outstanding debts;

No.5  Receipts given in payment for swine flesh and mutton for the purpose of victualling those supported by the Crown 1 Jan – 31 Mar 1807.

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61

763

17 June 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re general matters of the colony and enclosing a letter from Michael Hayes.

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69

763

10 June 1807

M. Hayes

Capt J. Piper

Letter re his wish to go to Sydney.

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73

763

17 June 1807

 

 

List of enclosed papers:-

No.2  Return of Government Stock;

No.3  List of passengers on the "Porpoise";

No.4  List of wants of the Island.

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81

763

18 June 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re asses shipped on the "Porpoise" to supply milk for Capt. Putland’s health

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763

1806

 

 

Correspondence relating to Mr J. Conellan’s position as Surgeon of Norfolk Island.

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87

763

22 Feb 1806

Gov King

J. Conellan

Appointment to Norfolk Island.

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87

763

24 Feb 1806

J. Conellan

Mr Marsden

Letter informing him of his (Conellan’s) arrival and appointment to Norfolk

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93

763

24 Feb 1806

Gov King

Capt Piper

Extract from a letter re Conellan’s appointment

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95

763

25 Feb 1806

J. Conellan

Gov King

Expressing his appreciation

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85

763

28 Mar 1806

J. Conellan

Gov King

Expressing his sorrow at King’s impending departure, and requesting arrangements to be made about his salary and a land grant for him.

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101

763

May 1806

J. Conellan

Gov King

Re his salary and position

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105

763

17 June 1806

Gov King

J. Conellan

Re his salary and position

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109

763

8 Sep 1806

J. Conellan

Gov King

Re his salary and position.  Also requesting the report on the state of the convicts landed from the "Tillicherry".  This was probably to send back to England as a reference.

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113

763

23 Dec 1806

J. Conellan

Gov Bligh

Welcoming the Governor and setting out his position with a request for assistance

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117

763

25 Feb 1807

[Gov Bligh]

J. Conellan

Answer to the above (copy)

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119

763

24 Mar 1807

J. Conellan

Gov Bligh

Answer to the above, repeating his financial difficulties and requesting articles for the Norfolk Hospital

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123

763

19 June 1807

J. Conellan

Gov Bligh

Requesting an advance on salary

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127

763

21 June 1807

Capt J. Piper

 

Return of an additional passenger, Robert Davis, embarked on Capt. Putland’s ship "Porpoise"

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129

763

2 Aug 1807

 

 

Settlers and Landholders Muster and Return of Land in cultivation, fallow and pasture also the quantities of stock and grain in their possession, and the numbers victualled or not by the Government.

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145

763

15 Sep 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Despatch enclosing returns and the public accounts 1 Jan – 31 June 1807.

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149

763

1 Jan – 30 June 1807

 

 

List of Papers sent:-

(A) Account Current; (B) Provision Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account.

Vouchers:  Nos. 2-15

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225

763

15 Sep 1807

 

 

List of Papers transmitted to H.M. Gov Bligh by the "Mercury".

No.1  State of the Settlement

No.5  Return of Government Stock

List of Passengers embarked on the "Mercury" for Port Jackson.

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235

763

15 Sep 1807

 

 

List of persons indebted to the Crown on account of sundry articles of merchandise supplied them from the Public Stores; also an account of articles delivered into stores in part payment thereof and the amounts of sundry debts on 30 June 1807.

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239

763

1 Jan – 30 June 1807

 

 

List of Papers (duplicates):-

(A) Account Current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-16 incl.

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351

763

17 Sep 1807

 

 

General Order re the evacuation of the island dividing the inhabitants into classes and setting out the conditions.

List of settlers with their families who remove to Port Dalrymple and Hobart Town on the terms proposed by Government as stated in the General Order of the 17 Sep 1807

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361

763

21 Sep 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the plans for evacuation and staff arrangements

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369

763

10 Oct 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Letter re the evacuation and enclosing the General Orders of the 23 Sep 1807.

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373

763

23 Sep 1807

 

 

General Order stating that the breeding of swines should cease, that the swine should be fattened as soon as possible and that the land should remain cultivated to the last moment before embarkation.

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375

763

8 Nov 1807

W. Broughton

Capt J. Piper

Letter re his position and stock

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379

763

9 Nov 1807

Capt J. Piper

Lt Gov Collins, Hobart

Letter re the reception of settlers.

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383

763

9 Nov 1807

Capt J. Piper

Gov Bligh

Enclosing returns and mentioning the services of Thomas McQueen and the hopeful state of the crop.

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389

763

 

 

 

No.5  List of passengers embarked on "Lady Nelson" for the Derwent 9 Nov 1807

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391

763

12 June 1807

Capt J. Piper

E. Griffin

Acknowledgement of a list of prisoners’ sentences received on the "Porpoise".

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395

763

12 Sep 1807

Capt J. Piper

E. Griffin

Asking for his remarks on an enclosed list of prisoners (NB list missing)

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396

763

15 Oct 1807

E. Griffin

Capt J. Piper

Answer to the above (enclosure missing)

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399

763

9 Nov 1807

Capt J. Piper

E. Griffin

Acknowledging receipt of letters

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400

763

20 Dec 1807

E. Griffin

Capt J. Piper

Acknowledging receipt of letters

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403

763

1 July – 31 Dec 1807

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Accounts Current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Stores and Slop Clothing Account; (D) Victualling Book.

Vouchers 1-15 incl.

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1

763

1 Jan - 30 June 1808

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Account Current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book

Vouchers 1-16 incl.

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97

763

2 Sep 1808

Capt Piper

H/Quarters at Port Jackson

Letter re W. Broughton’s stock

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101

763

3 Sep 1808

Capt Piper

H/Quarters at Port Jackson

Despatch enclosing returns, describing the situation of the colony and mentioning the choice of W. Broughton as the settlers’ agent.

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105

763

 

 

 

Claims of the Norfolk Island settlers – lists of embarking passengers and their property (2 copies).  First embarkation the "Lady Nelson" for the Derwent 9 Nov 1807.

Third embarkation the "Lady Nelson" for the Derwent 14 Feb 1808.

Fourth embarkation on the "Estramina" for the Derwent 15 May 1808.

Fifth embarkation on the "City of Edinburgh" for the Derwent 3 Sep 1808.

Abstract of the total number of persons removed in the foregoing vessels.

Claimants who left the island in private vessels.

List of property received by the Government to be recompensed.

Accounts of the Norfolk settlers who have certified claims upon the Government for stock of grain left by them at Norfolk.

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145

763

30 Sep 1808

Capt Piper

 

Letter enclosing a deposition re Simeon Pattison, and returns of the people and stock remaining (the latter is missing).

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149

763

10 Sep 1808

 

 

Deposition of the improper conduct of Simeon Pattison, Master of the "City of Edinburgh".

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151

763

20 Nov 1808

Capt Piper

 

Letter re the state of buildings and cultivation during the evacuation and the schooner “Endeavour” built on the island.

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155

763

5 Apr 1809

Capt Piper

Lt Gov Patterson

Despatch enclosing vouchers for 1 July – 31 Dec 1808 and 1 Jan – 31 Mar 1809 and drawing attention to the food situation on the island.

Vouchers Nos. 1 & 2 Maize and Barley purchased.

No.3  List of persons embarked on board the "Estramina" for Port Jackson, 5 Apr 1809

No.5 List of persons concealed on board the "City of Edinburgh" and landed on the island.

No.7 Certificate for food taken from the "City of Edinburgh" cargo to victual the settlers, 21 Oct 1808.

Certificate of the condition of the cargo of the "Estramina" 4 Apr 1809.

No.8 List of wants of the settlement.

Certificate of Martin Tim’s sheep, 13 June 1808.

Return of clothing for the N.S.W. Corps shipped on the "Siringapatam" for Norfolk Island for the years 1806 and 1807, 13 Oct 1808.

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179

763

 

 

 

Invoice of Slop Clothing, 8 Mar 1809

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181

763

 

 

 

Invoice of provisions shipped on board the "Estramina" for Norfolk, 8 Mar 1809.

Certificate of Richard Fryer’s claims 30 Mar 1809.

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187

763

 

 

 

Numbers remaining on Norfolk after the departure of "The City of Edinburgh".

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189

763

1 July – 31 Dec 1808

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (a) Account Current; (b) Provisions Account; (c) Victualling Book.

Vouchers 1-7 incl.

[4/1168B]

233

763

3 Apr 1809

J. Conellan

Capt J. Piper

Letter requesting sick leave to Sydney, a midwife for the settlement and medical supplies

[4/1168B]

237

763

31 May 1809

 

 

List of persons to be left at Norfolk after Capt. Piper and the Detachments are removed, with the Civil Establishment and the remainder of the inhabitants.

[4/1168B]

239

763

1 Jan – 30 June 1809

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (a) Account Current; (b) Provisions Account; (c) Slop Clothing and Stores Account; (d) Victualling Book.

Vouchers 1-10 incl.

[4/1168B]

295

763

1 July 1809

Capt. Piper

Lt Gov Paterson

Letter re evacuation arrangements, Charles Gray’s forgery and a free pardon for James Sheers.

List of persons recommended by Capt. Piper for Lt Gov Paterson’s consideration re mitigating the sentences under which they respectively labour due to their useful and general good conduct on Norfolk.

[4/1168B]

301

763

2 July 1809

 

 

Return of a detachment of the N.S.W. Corps doing duty on Norfolk.

[4/1168B]

303

763

12 July 1809

J.Conellan

 

Letter re his application for sick leave and requesting some wine and spirits from Government store.

[4/1168B]

307

763

20 July 1809

Capt Piper

Lt Gov Paterson

Letter re the temporary appointment of William Hutchison as purser.

[4/1168B]

311

763

1 July – 31 Dec 1809

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Account Current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book.

Vouchers 1-6 incl.

[4/1168B]

353

763

16 Jan  1810

W. Broughton

[Gov Macquarie]

Report re the potentialities, advantages and disadvantages of Norfolk as a settlement and a description of its then state.

[4/1168B]

359

763

17 Jan 1810

J. Foveaux

[Gov Macquarie]

Letter re the partial evacuation of Norfolk in 1804, instructions 1806-7 to totally abandon the island, Gov King being in favour of keeping it inhabited, Gov Bligh’s and later Colonel Johnson’s evacuation of nearly all the settlers, the growing of coffee, the possible supply of limestone, and the distressed situation of the settlers on the Derwent.

[4/1168B]

371

763

26 Jan 1810

Gov Macquarie

Lt T.A. Crane 73rd Regt.

Instructions to take over the administration of Norfolk with his detachment.  Also the appointment of Cornelius O’Neal as Deputy Commissary.  Enclosed is a list of papers to be sent to the Govr. at every opportunity.

[4/1168B]

389

763

19 Feb 1810

J. Foveaux

Gov Macquarie

Letter re the compensation of the settlers on the Derwent.

[4/1168B]

1

763

31 Mar 1810

Capt Piper

Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies

Letter re bills drawn to cover expenditure up to his departure and enclosing the Public Accounts 1 Jan – 31 Mar 1810.

[4/1168B]

5

763

1 Jan – 31 Mar 1810

 

 

Accounts:–

List of Papers: (A) Account Current; (B) Provisions Account; (C) Stores Account; (D) Victualling Book.

Vouchers 1-11 incl (2 copies of each).

[4/1168B]

123

763

 

 

 

A General Return and Distribution Roll of a detachment of the 1st Battalion 13thRegiment stationed at Norfolk Island.

[4/1168B]

125

763

31 Mar 1810

 

 

General Estimate of Inhabitants, Livestock, Stores, Land etc.

Certificate for Livestock and Grain received from settlers.

[4/1168B]

133

763

 

Capt Piper

 

List of convicts recommended for Pardons

[4/1168B]

145

763

 

Capt Piper

Gov Macquarie

Reminder to confirm W. Hutchinson’s situation as Superintendent of the settlement at Norfolk.

[4/1168B]

147

763

1810 31 Mar

 

 

Return of Government servants and employees.  Report of a Survey of Stores and Stock.

[4/1168B]

155

763

31 March 1810

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Recommendation for a land grant to Bartholomew Roney

[4/1168B]

159

763

10 Apr 1810

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Letter re his voyage, his establishing himself, Capt. Piper etc.

[4/1168B]

163

763

 

 

 

Return of a detachment of the 102 Regiment to embark on the "Lady Nelson" for Port Jackson.

[4/1168B]

165

763

7 Sep 1805

George Guest

 

Certificate relinquishing his property on Norfolk for land on the Derwent (attested copy)

[4/1168B]

169

763

13 Aug 1806

Gov King

Lt Gov Collins

Authorization of a land grant on the Derwent for Guest.

[4/1168B]

173

763

1 Mar 1810

George Guest

Gov Macquarie

Petition requesting stock instead of the land and convicts he did not receive.

[4/1168B]

175

763

26 May 1810

George Guest

Gov Macquarie

Petition that his claims be satisfied in Sydney and stating the cruel treatment he received from Lt Gov Collins and Lt Lord leading to his wife’s madness.

[4/1168B]

179

763

July 1810

Gov Macquarie

 

Memo re the petition requesting stock instead of the land and convicts not received.

[4/1168B]

181

763

9 Dec 1810

Lt T.A. Crane

Gov L. Macquarie

Enclosing returns and mentioning the favourable crops, his removal from the "Endeavour" of Hugh Foley and Henry Mullins.

[4/1168B]

185

763

8 Dec 1810

 

 

Return of Civil Officers.

Return of inhabitants, their respective employments and whether or not victualled.

Return and distribution roll of the Norfolk Island detachment of the 73rd Regiment.

Report of the sick.

[4/1168B]

201

763

10 Dec 1810

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Despatch reporting the situation in the colony, illicit stills, Sarah Clayton’s treatment by her husband, a pardon for Patrick Mahass and enclosing a petition from the officers.

[4/1168B]

205

763

10 Dec 1810

Civil Officers

Gov L. Macquarie

Petition requesting a ration of spirits

[4/1168B]

209

763

10 Dec 1810

J. Conellan

Gov Macquarie

Respecting his leaving Norfolk and also recommending Patrick Mahass for a pardon.

[4/1168B]

213

763

10 Dec 1810

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

List of wanted articles.

[4/1168B]

215

763

 

 

 

Return of inhabitants and their employment (undated – approx. this time)

[4/1168B]

223

763

31 Dec 1810

Lt Crane

 

Extract from a General Order requesting tenders for wheat.

[4/1168B]

225

763

 

 

 

Return of inhabitants.

[4/1168B]

241

763

10 Jan 1811

J. Conellan

 

Certificate of John Best’s ill health

[4/1168B]

243

763

10 Oct 1810 –10 Jan 1811

 

 

Return of the State of the settlement

[4/1168B]

251

763

11 Jan 1811

Charles Gray

Gov Macquarie

Petition for land claims not received in lieu of those on Norfolk given up.

[4/1168B]

253

763

18 Apr 1811

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Respecting John Shea (a murderer), John Best’s (a Superintendent) sick leave, the good state of the settlement and requesting a cooper and blacksmith.

[4/1168B]

257

763

1 Apr 1810 – 31 Mar 1811

 

 

Yearly return of grain raised by Government servants.

[4/1168B]

259

763

18 Apr 1811

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Respecting his lack of clerical assistance, Mrs Shea, wife of the murderer, and the crops

[4/1168B]

263

763

18 Apr 1811

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Saying the "Mercury" had to leave before his despatches were complete.

[4/1168B]

267

763

8 Apr 1811

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

List of wanted articles

[4/1168B]

269

763

15 Oct 1810 – 13 Apr 1811

 

 

Superintendent’s weekly returns of labour performed by Government servants.

[4/1168B]

277

763

16 Apr 1811

J. Conellan

 

Report of the sick

[4/1168B]

283

763

17 Apr 1811

James Mitchell

Gov Macquarie

Petition for assistance to move to Van Diemen’s land

[4/1168B]

287a

763

10 Apr 1810 – 10 April 1811

 

 

Annual return of births, deaths and marriages

[4/1168B]

287b

763

1 Apr 1810 – 17 Apr 1811

 

 

Estimate of Government duties collected

[4/1168B]

289

763

Apr 1811

 

 

Return of Civil Officers

[4/1168B]

291

763

18 Apr 1811

J. Conellan

Gov Macquarie

Letter re his departure and pay.

Note by Macquarie dated 12 June 1811 saying if possible he is to remain on Norfolk until relieved.

[4/1168B]

295

763

28 June

Lt Crane

Gov Macquarie

Letter re the schooner "Boya" and the need of another medical officer in the event of Mr Conellan’s departure.

[4/1168B]

299

763

15 Apr - 17 June 1811

 

 

Weekly returns of labour performed by Government servants.

[4/1168B]

303

763

20 June 1811

 

 

Return of the Norfolk Island Detachment of the 73rd Regiment.

[4/1168B]

307

763

28 June 1811

J. Conellan

 

Report of the sick

[4/1168B]

311

763

28 June 1811

 

 

Return of Civil Officers

[4/1168B]

313

763

25 July 1811

 

 

List of wanted articles

[4/1168B]

315

763

14 Aug 1811

 

 

List of wanted articles

[4/1168B]

317

763

10 July – 10 Oct 1811

 

 

Return of stock and state of the Island.

[4/1170]

 

763

N.D. possibly 1810 or 1811

 

 

Muster of settlers and landholders with an account of the numbers of acres of land held by them; the quantity of land in cultivation, fallow and pasture; also the quantities of stock and grain in their possession, the numbers victualled or not victualled by the Government and the whole of the other inhabitants.

[4/1169]

321

763

8 Jan 1812

 

 

General return of inhabitants and their respective employments.

[4/1169]

329

763

10 Oct 1811 – 10 Jan 1812

 

 

Return of stock and state of the Island.

[4/1169]

333

763

24 June 1811 – 1 Feb 1812

 

 

Superintendent’s weekly returns of labour performed by Government servants.

[4/1169]

347

763

8 Feb 1812

 

 

Return of Civil Officers

[4/1169]

349

763

8 Feb 1812

J. Conellan

 

List of medicines needed

[4/1169]

353

763

8 Feb 1812

J. Conellan

 

Report of the sick

[4/1169]

359

763

8 Feb 1812

J. Conellan

 

List of wanted articles

[4/1169]

361

763

9 Feb 1812

 

 

Roll of Norfolk Island

Detachment of the 73rd Regiment.

[4/1169]

363

763

14 Apr 1812

 

 

Account of horned cattle and sheep belonging to the settlers at the Derwent turned over to the Government.

[4/1169]

365

763

14 Apr 1811 – 14 Apr 1812

 

 

Annual statement of Government duties collected by James Mitchell.

[4/1169]

367

763

1 May 1812

Lt Crane

Gov L. Macquarie

Favourably mentioning W. Hutchinson and the evacuation

[4/1169]

371

763

10 Apr – 10 July 1812

 

 

Return of stock and state of the Island.

[4/1169]

373

763

23 Mar – 1 Aug 1812

 

 

Superintendent’s weekly returns of labour performed by Government servants.

[4/1170]

 

763

6 Aug 1812

 

 

Annual return of settlers, convicts and other inhabitants showing the ships they came by, date and place of their conviction and their sentences; an account of land in cultivation and stock and grain in their possession.

[4/1169]

387

763

29 Aug 1812

 

 

Roll of Norfolk Island

Detachment of the 73rd Regiment.

[4/1169]

389

763

31 Aug 1812

 

 

List of wanted articles

[4/1169]

391

763

31 Aug 1812

 

 

Return of inhabitants

[4/1169]

403

763

31 Aug 1812

 

 

Report of the sick

[4/1169]

407

763

15 Feb 1813

 

 

Invoice of provisions shipped on board the "Ministrel" to victual troops and settlers, clothing etc. for the use of the settlement at Port Dalrymple.

[4/1169]

409

763

 

 

 

List of settlers embarked for Port Dalrymple

[4/1169]

 

763

20 Jan 1813

 

 

First embarkation per the "Lady Nelson".

[4/1169]

 

763

18 Feb 1813

 

 

Second embarkation per the "Ministrel"

[4/1169]

413

763

8 Apr 1813

W. Hutchinson

Gov L. Macquarie

Report on the quantity and state of the stores.

[4/1169]

417

763

 

Lt Crane

 

List of persons left at Norfolk under the direction of Mr William Hutchinson, Superintendent, to assist in the final evacuation.