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Glossa Ordinaria - Fragment

One double sided folio leaf , containing glosses and extracts on legal matters from the Codex lustinianus. The sheets were pasted inside the covers of C. Plinius Secundus, 'Diuinum opus cui titulus historia mundi,' J. Froenius, Basle 1525. The book was formerly owned by Rev. F.R. Nixon who deposited it in the Diocesan Library in Hobart whence it passed at an unknown date to the Library of Christ College.

Codex lustinianus - Fragment

One double sided folio leaf , containing glosses and extracts on legal matters from the Codex lustinianus. The sheets were pasted inside the covers of C. Plinius Secundus, 'Diuinum opus cui titulus historia mundi,' J. Froenius, Basle 1525. The book was formerly owned by Bishop. F.R. Nixon who deposited it in the Diocesan Library in Hobart whence it passed at an unknown date to the Library of Christ College.

Theological text fragments

Thirteen mutilated bi-folia on a theological subject. Thought to be 14th century or early 15th probably northern Italy or Switzerland.
No foliation, pagination, catchwords, or quire signatures are visible. Each bi-folio has been cut vertically so that one half has only one column of text, and each double sheet has been cut horizontally so that either the upper lower portion of the column is missing.
The folios were removed from the binding of D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Opera, printed at Basie by J. Frobenius, 10 vols as 7, 1542-1543. The set was formerly owned by Bishop F. R. Nixon who deposited it in the Diocesan Library in Hobart, whence it passed at an unknown date to the Library of Christ College.

Fragment from Psalter with Passion readings

Leaf from a Psalter transcribed by Pietro Ursuleo of Capua (d. 1483), an accomplished scribe and bishop of Satriano from 1474 to 1483 (appointed to the archbishopric of Santa Severina 22 Feb 1483 until his death in April).
The Gospel according to Luke 22: 62-71 to 23: 1-8. The text covers the plot to kill Jesus, and Peter’s denial.

Papal Bull Inter Caetera (extract)

Historical document relevant to territorial claims, sovereignty, Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom, UK. Provides document or extract with source information. [Published by Bush as AR04051493]

Bill Bush

Book of Hours - Fragment

Hours of the Virgin – Matins.1 The closing of Psalm 97 (v. 7-9), response and benediction of Lesson 6 said at the second nocturne. Lesson 7, recited at the third nocturne, begins with the opening verses of the hymn ‘O Beata Virgo Maria’ by Bishop Fulbert of Chartres, with the response and verse relating key moments in the Annunciation story.

Extracts of officers' logs: part 1

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, C 7 197, pp. 1, 7-14;

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Extracts of officers' logs: part 2

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Baptism certificate

Certified extract of entry of baptism and birth of William, son of Murdo Downie, Master Royal Navy, and Anne Smith his wife, parish of Foot Dee, Aberdeen, Scotland. Dated 20 October 1801

William Downie

Memoranda book: 1801-1802

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  • 1801-1802
  • Part of Leake Papers

Memoranda book dated 1801 -1802 "Book of observations" or memoranda of shipping commission accounts from 1798, including olive oil,iron,lead,tinned plate,caviar from Russia, earthenware,flax,cotton, Italian marble etc. Also notes of current prices,freight charges,currency,goods wanted and available, port dues and captains' "privileges" at various ports, including Naples, Barcelona, Leghorn,Gallipoli. Journal notes of loading and transactions on voyage carrying tar and pitch from Hull to Gibraltar or Naples for Messrs. Knox and Hay February-July 1802.

John Leake

Journal of Mediterranean Voyage

John Leake's account of a voyage to Gibraltar and Gallipoli as super cargo for Messrs. Knox and Hay of Hull, shipping pitch and tar to sell in Gibraltar or Naples, returning with [olive] oil from Gallipoli. Journal of Mediterranean Voyage dated 1802

John Leake

On the love of our country

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "On the love of our country"
Preached before the Honble Allen Hyde Gardner Cap HM ship Resolution of [illegible] – June 1801, Camp Sullivan Cove Van Diemen’s Land May 13 - 1804
137 Psalm – 5 verse If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

Robert Knopwood

Letter : D. Gordon and Joseph Gordon to brother

Letter from D. Gordon and Joseph Gordon to brother, London dated 8 December 1805. Received letter from Jersey - reflected on dangers encountered, relatives - Aunt Jane, Brother Fortune's family, Fanny, Peggy Lakeland "a fine blooming girl", horses, family and servants, no hams available but could get legs of mutton and a few pieces of beef.

James Gordon

View of the brig 'Harriot'

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  • c1806
  • Part of Lane Papers

View of the brig 'Harriot', Benjamin Lane commander chased onshore near Calais at 6am by his BMS the 'Misqueter' of 18 guns on 30 January 1806. Water colour sketch showing two ships sailing; one carrying guns and flying the British blue ensign, and the other unarmed nearer the shore and some of the crew apparently about to land by rowing boat. Harbour and gun battery and houses in the background. Signed 'B. Lane, Great Yarmouth'. Note in corner: Verdun.

Benjamin Lane

Letter : James Gordon arbitrator in civil case, Sydney

Letter to James Gordon arbitrator in civil case, Sydney Order of Civil Court of N.S.W. for dispute between William Stewart and Robert Campbell to be referred to the arbitration of James Gordon (11 October 1810); accounts of "estimated proportion arising to Captain Stewart on the sale of seal skins, oil" etc.; valuation of sloop "George", brig Venus, etc.

James Gordon

Belbin pocket book

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book. In this James Belbin noted his departure from Norfolk Island arrival in Hobart on 3 October 1808, being victualled from the Government stores after having already received. blankets etc. in Norfolk Island. He then noted the arrival and departures of ships, their cargoes and sometimes what provisions, etc were issued from the stores. He noted the arrival of Governor Bligh in the 'Porpoise'. Interspersed a bit haphazardly amongst the regular entries were personal memoranda, such as his arrest for support of Governor Bligh: The first entries, recording his arrival in 1808, are written on the back page, the regular entries of arrivals and departures of ships begin at the front of the volume. A few miscellaneous memoranda appear to have been entered at the back of the notebook (including a note from The News of the trial of Governor Picton of Trinidad in the Court of Kings Bench 1806) or in any odd space, including the leather of the wallet (eg. a note that the Government cow shed built by Mr Lord had fallen down killing 12 cattle). Inside the cover Belbin entered the dates of birth of himself and children and the death of his wife and a daughter at Norfolk Island

James Belbin

Letter : T.W. Birch, Hobart, to James Gordon at Sydney

Letter from T.W. Birch, Hobart, to James Gordon at Sydney dated 8 February 1811. Stock well, some in calf, bull, a passenger in the "Cambell Macquarie" an inmate of Birch's house had seen them all and could inform J.G.'s brother in law, skins, land.

James Gordon

Captain Benjamin Lane's notebook of lessons

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  • 1807-1813
  • Part of Lane Papers

The volume was prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French and apparently occupied himself in studying and teaching other prisoners. It contains French grammar (noted as completed 7 March 1812), exercises on Mr. Porney's grammar (noted as completed 29 February 1812), mathematical examples and problems, stocks and shares, chronology, navigational problems (with diagram and tables), book keeping with examples of business 'waste book', 'balancing journal' and ledger entries for 1807 and 1812-13 based on supposed voyages and trade dealings.
At the back of the volume is a rough pencil sketch of the 'privateer that chased Captain Lane'. Also entered on blank pages at the end of the volume is a copy of notes concerning Captain Benjamin Lane sent by James Arthur Lane to his daughter Mrs D.A. Lane, 20 June 1945 and notes by Lt. Col. D.A. Lane (descendent of James Christmas Lane, younger brother of Benjamin), 18 November 1945.

Benjamin Lane

Apprenticeship indenture

Apprenticeship indenture dated 28 November 1814. Andrew Downie, eldest son of John Downie, farmer of Bankend,
apprenticed to James Lucas of Stirling as writer, procurator, conveyancer, notary public for five years.

Andrew Downie

Copy of victualling order

Copy of victualling order dated 29 April 1814.
Victualling from Government stores for James Belbin "a new settler' and his wife and son, for 18 months.

James Belbin

Funeral of Princess Charlotte

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "Funeral sermon on H.R.H the Princess Charlotte of Wales"

Robert Knopwood

Cash Book: 1813-1817

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  • 1813-1817
  • Part of Leake Papers

Cash book dated 1813-1817 noting expenses of travelling in Sweden, Prussia and Hull, including carriage, inn, servants, etc.; also accounts with various firms and receipts.

John Leake

Letter of appointment :September 1818

Draft of letter dated 24 September 1818 from John Terry, late of Redmire Mill, appointing his brother Ralph to receive money due on Lord Bolton's estate, with list of money laid out in expenses by John Terry 1809-1811. Note added in pencil of dates of birth of some members of the family, 1710-1878.

John Terry

Memoranda Book: 1818

Memoranda book dated 1818 detailing notes of orders, shipments, prices, names etc.

John Leake

Sarah Westall Meredith to Miss Evans

Letters from George Meredith's first wife, Sarah Westall Meredith , to governess Mary Ann Evans (later Mary Ann Meredith) dated 1818 . Letter from Sarah, to Mary Ann Evans, governess: the family, proposal to bring children to new home "here" written from New Hill Street
[?Birmingham] to Haverfordwest: conduct of Mr Bunt and his agent, Mrs Twamley.

Sarah Westall Meredith (nee Hicks)

Bills : June 1818

True copy of 2 bills for £100 each delivered to his brother Ralph Terry, now residing at Forcett Mill, by John Terry. True copy dated 6 June 1818 signed John Terry & Ralph Terry

John Terry

Account : October 1819

Account including various bills totalling ?1211.17.3, settling all demands between Samuel Terry and John Terry and signed by both parties. Dated 21 October 1819.

John Terry

Death of George III

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "A sermon on the occasion of the death of his late majesty George the Third of blessed memory, preached at Hobart Town V.D. Land on Sunday the 17th September 1820"

Robert Knopwood

Mrs. M. A. Hobbes

Letter from Mrs. M. A. Hobbes, dated 26 July 1839. Sent a drake, unable to visit as difficult to find trustworthy woman to take charge of young children.

Mary Ann Meredith

3 Dec 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 3rd December 1820 expressing her lively interest in his well being, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, Mr and Mrs Pearce, Mr Anderson and Mr Johnston enquiring after you.

John Meredith

School book

Classics exercise book of William Henty when "near 12 years old", including notes in neat copybook handwriting on Roman history, Latin exercises, and Greek alphabet, declensions and exercises. At back printed tables of weights, measures etc. dated Sept. 1820.

William Henty

Account Book: 1820

Account book dated 1820 detailing cash received and expenses, including duty, postage, carriage, wages, brokerage,
warehouse rents, "drink money" on commodities such as oil, candles, whitelead, rapeseed, oats, turmeric. Also "subscription: Freemason". Rough draft of letter, 1838, partly illegible, at front.

John Leake

Journal of William Bell Leake : 1820

Journal of William Bell Leake dated November 1820. Detailing accounts for shipments handled by William Bell Leake in Hull, U.K. for various firms, carrying flax, whale oil, tallow, linseed cakes, etc. William Bell Leake was John Leake's eldest son, born 1806.

John Leake

2 Nov 1820 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 2nd 1820 and addressed to Post Office Vandiemans-Land. Stating her anxiety for his welfare, happiness and prosperity and urging him not to form an intimacy with any of the passengers until he knows them better as he is among a set of disappointed people whos fortunes have become desperate and and that self interest will be their and almost only thoughts. She urges him not enter into engagements lightly or hastily and not to let himself be influenced.

John Meredith

Accounts of money due & draft letter

Double page from a volume, containing:
a) Accounts of money due from John Terry to Samuel Terry for expenses while in N.S.W., including 10,000 shingles £6.13.4, wheat, meat, wine glasses, tea, boots, 5 yards gingham, boat hire, 'cash going to Parramatta 10 s', 'cash lent at Chapel 1 s'. 1819

(Note: Samuel Terry, a wealthy trader and property owner of N.S.W. (originally transported 1801 from Salford, Lancashire, England, does not appear to have been related to John Terry).

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b) Draft of letter c1820, probably written by John Terry to his brother in England, gives his reason for leaving Port Jackson and coming to Van Diemen's Land - they could only have a twenty one year lease of their wind-mill at Sydney. He describes his property, mill, forge, stock yard, etc. close by the Derwent, 21 miles from Hobart, and a further 1400 acres 10 miles up the River which included good pasture.

John Terry

A "condemned" sermon

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled “ A Condemned Sermon, Repentance and Conversion” 27th April 1821

Robert Knopwood

5 Mar 1821 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

Hamburg Militia: 1821

Hamburg Militia document dated 18 August 1821. Notice signed "Furst" Captain 3rd Company Citizens' Militia, reminding John Leake of his obligation to serve and requesting him to supply himself with uniform and arms. (written in German)

John Leake

Testimonial - Medical Studies

Testimonial certifying that W. Downie studied anatomy, surgery and medicine under A. Collie, Surgeon R.N., Aberdeen, for one year. Dated 4 June 1821.

William Downie

James and Sarah Meredith to son John

Letter from James Meredith and wife Sarah Meredith to their son John Meredith dated 1821. Sorry to hear he was ill on voyage, regards to Mr George Meredith and family - glad to hear they were well, sending letter with packet of newspapers by "Hope" and also letter in March by Mr Dunn, news of King, harvest, high rates and tithes, insurrection of Greeks against Turks.

John Meredith

No date - c.1821- Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

Account with Schroder & Grossmann: 1821-1822

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  • 1821-1822
  • Part of Leake Papers

Account with Schroder & Grossmann dated November 1821 to August 1822. Small notebook: "Contra buch fur Sr. J. Leake mit Schroder & Grossmann A.1821", containing chronological entries of fairly large sums and personal names or figures.
The notebook was later used as a diary by Mrs E. Leake and some draft letters by W.B. Leake are noted in the back.

John Leake

Proposed voyage in ship 'Hope'

Proposed voyage to Van Diemen's Land in ship 'Hope' June 1821 - January 1822. Papers relating to the proposal of some members of the Wesleyan Methodist Society to proceed to V.D.L . and the decision at meetings of 29 June, 2 July, finalised on 4 July, to travel in the ship 'Hope' owned by Messrs Degraves and Macintosh, Captain Francis Allison. However the ship was held up by HM Customs at Ramsgate, being both unseaworthy and overloaded, and the owners failed to provide the provisions and accommodation promised. The Government eventually chartered another ship, 'Heroine', to continue the voyage.

Robert Mather

Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letters from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated November 1820-1822. Warning against forming an intimacy with any of the passengers- "a set of disappointed people whose fortunes are become desperate", 20 "a dangerous but delightful age, his radical politics, "Emerld" not calling at Madeira so no letter, Mr Dunn taking letters, news of Mr George Meredith's marriage, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children, received copy of letter from the Cape- sorry he was suffering, glad to hear of beneficial effects of climate of V.D.L., hopes for future, times bad in England, especially for farmers, seen letters of G. Meredith to brothers and Sarah and Sabina's to Mrs Flaherty.

John Meredith

Letter Book: 1818-1822

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  • 1818-1822
  • Part of Leake Papers

Letter Book dated 1818 -1822. Copies of business letters written from Hamburg between 1818 and 1820 to English business firms such as Thomas Richardson & Son of Hull; John Beadle & Co. of London; Swallow & Laycock of Wakefield; Ledgard & Hopkinson of Mirfield; Thomas Bell of Hull; Henry Coates of Hull; and a few German firms (usually written in English but some in German) about purchases,sales and shipping of agricultural produce such as barley,rapeseed, wheat, onions, hides.
In 1822 some letters were written from Leith, Scotland, apparently concluding some business before departure for Australia.
Note: the volume was later used in V.D.L.(Tasmania) for letters 1837-1847.

John Leake

Memorandum of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land

Typescript copy of a diary entitled Memorandum of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land 1822. It is the diary of Peter Harrisson's voyage to Van Diemen's Land during the period 1 February to 8 September 1822, with such observations as may prove useful to future migrants. Original diary is a 96 pp notebook held in Royal Society of Tasmania archives (RS47). This is a typescript copy of the original with index.

Peter Harrisson

Notice of arrival

Copy of notice that appeared in the Hobart Town Gazette of the arrival of the "Shelton" (Capt. Dixon), listing passengers including Lieut. William Gunn and family. (ms copy) dated 28 December 1822

William Gunn

Account Book - household & general: 1814-1822

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  • 1814-1822
  • Part of Leake Papers

Account Book - household &general 1814-1822 Includes:
• Mrs Leake's household expenses 1814-1820
Household &incidental family expenses such as: servants' wages, food, cakes 2d, washing, oranges, bath brick, child's knife, coals, cloak dying 3/6d, "wearing apparel or myself and children £3", "pewage at St. John's £1 .3s","by Harrison's coach for Arthur's christening"
3 Nov.1814, tape, thread and needles 1/6d, by missionary collections 3s 6d, sacramental collection 6d.
• John Leake's business and general expenses 1820 -July1822 Includes business expenses such as import of oil, "drink money" for carriers etc., and some family expenses such as Edward's schooling, Mrs Leake for housekeeping, papering a room.
• re-used in 1837 for building workers' rations

John Leake

2 Feb 1822 - Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith

Letter from Ann Johnston to cousin John Meredith dated 5th March 1821, letter from Teneriffe received - sorry he was so sea sick, visit to Birmingham, John's young brother Ben learning to sing, his mother Sarah, David and Joseph, dined at Henry Meredith's, respects to Mr and Mrs Meredith and love to their children

John Meredith

United States, Declaration of President James Monroe

Book extract relevant to the Monroe Doctrine, territorial claims, sovereignty, United States policy, exploration, discovery and effective occupation of territory. Document or extract, with source information and Bill Bush notes. [Published by Bush as US02121823]

Bill Bush

Proposed church at Killcooley

Proposed church at Killcooley. Section and ground plan by Architect J Lee Archer. Dated February 1823 (photographic copy)

John Lee Archer

Account Book: 1819 -1823

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  • 1819 -1823
  • Part of Leake Papers

Account Book 1819 -1823 Includes
• Hamburg trade 1819 -Sept. 1821
Accounts of oil consigned to John Leake of Hamburg (ie.whale oil, black, brown and linseed oil). Also a few other commodities such as sewing cotton from Dacca Twist co., Manchester, redlead, 201 bags Bengal turmeric, Indian tobacco, rum.
• Stores for V.D.L. Sept. 1822
Purchases made by Leake before departure for V.D.L., including: clothing, cloth, farm implements, harness, ox harness, ploughs, carts, carpentry and joinery tools, millstones, smith's anvil, seeds of grass, clover, rye, parsley etc. for pasture, assorted garden vegetable seeds, flowers, hawthorn berries, stove, pots and pans including cast iron girdle, "tea boiler" and camp oven,candle molds,12 boxes of crown glass, drawers and bookcase, sea grass mattress, medicines, stationery, a patent brewing machine, a pair of brass barreled pistols and bullet molds.

John Leake

Grant: land to Joseph Child

Grant to Joseph Child dated 30 June 1823 of 200 acres in the district of Morven V.D.L.[now Evandale east of Launceston] from Governor T. Brisbane, bounded on west by Porter's Farm, reserving to
H.M. growing timber suitable for naval purposes or for highways, quit rent of 4s., land not to be sold or leased for 5 years. Noted as "exhibited 4 August 1841 in the case of Robert Russell for a grant of 8 ac. 3 r. 19 p. in Launceston" and "ex. in claim of George ?Cullam 12 November 1847" and endorsed "Rev. R. Russell".

Gleadow & Henty Solicitors

Ships 1816-1823

Typescript copy, alphabetically arranged, of arrival of vessels at Hobart Town and their departure from 1st June 1816 to the 31st December 1823.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Lecture Attendance Testimonials

Certificates of regular attendance at lectures and dissections: in anatomy from William Mackenzie assistant to Dr. Monroe, Edinburgh, Patrick Blaikie, Aberdeen; in anatomy and surgery from John Barclay, Edinburgh; in surgery from John W. Turner; in military surgery from David Maclagan M.D. ; attendance to Edinburgh Infirmary. Dated March to November 1823

William Downie

Correspondence : James Grant to brother John - 30 November 1822 - 15 October 1823

Letters from James from London to brother John in V.DL. dated 30 November 1822 - 15 October 1823 about business prospects and settling in V.D.L.: thanks for letter from Madeira, sending newspapers and W. Scott novels, prices at Liverpool for hides, sperm oil, seal skins, wool; trouble in New Zealand and muskets going out to natives (possible profit?); sending consignment of harness for working horses and oxen on their joint account; McIntosh's ale; shipping of merinos, garden seeds, printed cottons etc., ? horses for saddle and draught; shipping; would there be any money in an exhibition in London of "handsome natives of Australasia .. . decorated with all their war-like habiliments"? (30 Nov. 1822); regards to Sandy [Alexander B. Spark]; son born 23 Jan. 1823 and christened James on 25 Feb. A. Knight proxy for John as godfather, Maria Neve godmother (31 Jan., 31 Mar.1822); the old folks at Nairn; house sold and furniture packed for shipment (3 July 1823); introduction to Commissary Hull (31 Dec. 1822); Mr Gellibrand applying to be Solicitor of Crown in V.D.L. (3 July 1823); no chance of recovering his lost hearing in this country, severe winter trying (31 Jan. 1823); choice of land - grazing and near water for
shipment and fishing - Mr Lord suggested between Macquarie and Relief rivers or St Pauls district, rent house in Hobart for family, Fraserburgh lad, Gray, engaged as cooper - friend Reid wanting him a berth (24 mar. 1823)(24 Mar. 1823; chartered "Heroine" (320 tons, Captain Ostler) with James Hammond (brother of friend William Hammond the "Ironrnan" - not in good health and lately married without consulting family) and Thomas Knight, loaded with cargo, stores and 50 passengers (including J. Williamson and sister), bringing iron, saddlery, harness, cheese, butter, oil, paint, blankets, clothing, stationery, umbrellas, ladies' straw bonnets, prints [cotton] and Manchester goods, window glass, iron hurdles for sheep, rum, brandy, soap, 4 merino rams from Wiltshire and ewes (2 tooth), besides own furniture of considerable value, and servant maid (Sept.Oct, 1823); Maria Neve engaged to Thomas Hammond (brother of James and William) a surgeon of about 30 years.

James Grant

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