Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasmanian Archives 1825-1855

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Information available at Tasmanian Archives, 77 Murray Street, Hobart on

(Captain) John Macdougall and son John Campbell Macdougall 

years 1825 - 1855


CSO = Colonial Secretary’s Office                    SC = Supreme Court
HTG = Hobart Town Gazette (newspaper)        Col Times = Colonial Times (newspaper)
LSD  = Lands Survey Department                     CON = Convict

21 May 1821 - John Macdougall sentanced to Life in Edinburgh Supreme Court of Admiralty.  Description of John Macdougall and Conduct Record. CON 31/9, CON 22/2, CON 23/1, CSO1/403/9106.

July 1821 - John Macdougall transported on “Lord Hungerford” for “sinking a ship” Convict 82 (found under Dougal Mc. John).  Arrived 26 December 1821 at Hobart Town.

26 May 1822 – John Macdougall requests town allotment.
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24 January 1825 - (Captain) John Macdougall’s petition asking for a pardon – with details of his commercial life.    CSO 1/270/6513.

26 May 1825 - John Campbell Macdougall’s application for marriage to Sarah Whyte by licence.    CSO 1/6/100 page 60.

31 May 1825 - John C. Macdougall’s marriage to Sarah Oakes, widow of the late James Whyte (who died suddenly when he had his leg amputated at his Brewery Business).   HTG 10 June 1825.

22 October 1825 - J.C.Macdougall applies for a licence of “Rose & Thistle Hotel, Liverpool Street, Hobart.   HTG 22 October 1825.

1826 Almanack – J.C. Macdougall Brewery at Liverpool Street, Hobart.

15 April 1826 - Birth of daughter Davinia Sarah Campbell Oakes Macdougall born to    J.C.Macdougall.  HTG 22 April 1826.

9 September 1826 - J.C.Macdougall advertises opening of store in Liverpool Street, Hobart. 
HTG 9 September 1826.

9 September 1826 – J.C.Macdougall managed Tasmanian Brewery and established a store in Liverpool Street, Hobart.

29 September 1826 - J.C.Macdougall letting of farm and sale of tobacco leaf.
HTG 30 September 1826.

23 December 1826 - J.C.Macdougall acquitted on charge of retailing beer without a licence. 
HTG 23 December 1826 page 4 col 3.  See also page 2 col 2.

26 May 1827 – J.C.Macdougall sold Brewery Business to Stallarsh & Coombs.

23 August 1827 - John Macdougall writes concerning his political views and explains his and his son’s connection with the “Tasmanian”.   CSO 1/171/4128.

24 August 1827 – “Colonial Times” page 3 Column 3 - “Tasmanian” in hands of Mr. Macdougall of Elizabeth Street etc.

13 October 1827 - J.C.Macdougall requests an interview with Lieutenant Governor concerning difficulties consequent upon the recent Act of Council concerning Newspapers.   CSO 1/202/4812.

26 January 1828 - J.C.Macdougall offers his house in Elizabeth Street as Public Offices.
CSO 1/233/5645.

22 February 1828 - Concerning alleged libel in Sydney Government Gazette.  
CSO 1/248/5942.

1829 Almanack – The “Colonial Times” commenced under its present title in 1825 by  
                               Mr. Andrew Bent, the Proprietor, published Friday afternoons.
                           -  The “Tasmanian began March 1827, published Friday evenings by        
                               J.C.Macdougall, Proprietor.

1 January 1830 - Death notice of Sarah Macdougall (wife of J.C.Macdougall)
“Colonial Times” page 3 col 4  “On Tuesday morning last (29 December 1829), after a lingering illness of upwards of six months duration, of cancer, Mrs. Macdougall (formally Whyte) wife of Mr. J.C.Macdougall of “The Tasmanian”.

2 January 1830 – “Hobart Town Gazette”  Death – Macdougall Mrs.- “Wife of Mr. J.C.Macdougall, Elizabeth Street, Co-proprietor of the “Tasmanian” journal – after  a protracted and painful illness – Tuesday 29 December 1829”.

1831,1833,1836,1837 Almanack – Mr.Macdougall Snr living at 7 Melville Street (left & south side) (House gone 2006).

10 March 1833 - John Macdougall commences Tasmanian Brewery – requires coal.
CSO 1/789/16850.

15 September 1834 – John Macdougall receives a “Conditional Pardon” No.627.
CON 31/9 and CON 22/2.

6 September 1835 – John Macdougall receives a “Free Pardon” No.179.
CON 31/9/and CON 22/2.

26 December 1835 – John Macdougall and Stracey as Government Auctioneers.
CSO 1/841/17827.

10 May 1836 - John Macdougall requests assistance to repair wall due to Rivulet flood in Elizabeth Street.    CSO 1/882/18691.

13 September 1836 – John Macdougall thanks Governor Arthur for restoring his freedom ie. “Free Pardon” on 6 September 1835 and requests leave to return to Scotland.

22 September 1836 -  J.C.Macdougall requests 100 acres at Pittwater for a Punt.

22 September 1836 – Macdougall & Stracey SC 285 Report 7 CS01/867/1344.

23 September 1836 - Memorial of J.C.Macdougall asking Lieutenant Governor Arthur for land.  CSO 1/882/18691.

May 1837 - J.C.Macdougall concerning his land and punt at Pittwater. CSO 5/41/864.

June 1837 - Concerning memorial on Pittwater Ferry.   LSD 1/7/p690.

3 August 1837 - Birth of a son Daniel Campbell Macdougall, to J.C.Macdougall.
HTG 4 August 1837.

25 March 1838 - Sale of Melville’s press to J. and J.C.Macdougall mentioned in Equity case.
HTG 22 November 1839 page 3 col 2.
See also 18/1899 SC62/1 No.82 and  2/599 SC27/1  (SC=Supreme Court).

21 October 1841 - J. and J.C.Macdougall - Libel case against Elliston of the “Courier”.
HTG 22 October 1841 and 26 October 1841.

16 November 1841 - J.C.Macdougall found guilty of assult on Thomas Macdowell.
HTG 19 November 1841.

20 April 1842 - Insolvency of J.C.Macdougall (sic).  Supreme Court 33/3, 2/635 page 117,119,122,148,169,216.

4 July 1845 – The “Colonial Times” with which is incorporated “The Tasmanian”, published twice a week, cost sixpence.

17 November 1845 - John Macdougall dies suddenly of aneurism. “Colonial Times and Tasmanian” 18 November 1845.

24 October 1846 - J.C.Macdougall a security for Michael Clarke’s licence for Victoria Theatre in Campbell Street, Hobart.   CSO 20/38/993.

14 December 1846 - J.C.Macdougall concerning libel against Jennings.
Britannia 17 December 1846 page 2 col 4.

21 July 1848 - J.C.Macdougall dies suddenly sitting in his office chair at “Colonial Times”.  “Colonial Times and Tasmanian” 25 July 1848 and HTG 26 July 1848.

1848 - Letters of Administration granted to Mary Ann Macdougall, widow of J.C.Macdougall.  18/1940 SC128/2    Will – AD961/3 Page 108, No.222.

17 February 1855 - Last edition of “Colonial Times” published by Mary Ann Macdougall.  “Colonial Times” 17 and 20 February 1855.



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