CO 194/52 [Reel B-684]

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Date

From whom
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3

31 Jan. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Earl of Liverpool

Transmitting the report on the general returns of the outports, that of St. Johnís, and their totals.

5

31 Jan. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

Earl of Liverpool

Report on the Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland from the 10th of Oct. 1810 to the 10th of Oct. 1811.

6

12 Mar. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Exeter)

?

Concerns over repairs needed to the kitchen at the Government House in St. Johnís.

8-9

9 Apr. 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Refusal from the Officers of the Courts of Justice to accept payments made with tax deductions.

10-10v

9 Apr. 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Requesting that the High Sheriff is given direct payment for salary by bills drawn from the Island as opposed to collecting from England.

12-12v

9 Apr. 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Requesting the inception of a statute for Newfoundland "for the more speedy trial of offences committed in distant parts upon the sea," which is used in Halifax.

14-15

14 Apr. 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

Questions from the Chief Justice concerning marriage laws: Can inheritance of estates in England be claimed by the descendants of a marriage contracted in Newfoundland under given circumstances.

16-16v

24 Apr. 1812

Maj. Gen. Moore

?

Concerning payments to be made to Mr. Andrews for officiating as deputy judge advocate upon two courts martial.

18-18v

10 May, 1812

T. Duckworth

?

Memorandum requesting the transmission of twenty thousand pounds for the establishment of Newfoundland in various bill forms.

20-20v

20 May, 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Earl of Liverpool

On the construction of an act respecting the liability of masters of fishing vessels hiring seamen who have deserted from any other ship.

22-28v

6 June, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Observations on the various affairs of Newfoundland: the exploits of Lieut. Buchan in attempting to communicate with the Native Indians; the complaints made against the Chief Justice; the conduct of Mr. Houston, storekeeper for the Ordnance; establishment of churches around the Island; building a jail at Burin; payments to the fire society; etc.

30-30v

1 June, 1812

T. Duckworth
(London)

Robert Peel

Regarding the payments needed to construct a debtorsí jail in St. Johnís.

32-34

13 June, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Concerning the complaints laid against the Chief Justice, John Reeves, and the system of laws under which the Newfoundland fishery is established.

36-37v

13 June, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Suggesting that Chief Justice Tremlett may be offered another government position somewhere else.

39-39v

13 June, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Concerning the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States.

41

25 June, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Exporting of certain ship guns to arm Newfoundland vessels conveying fish to Portugal and Spain.

43

5 July, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Concerning the importation of provisions and supplies from the United States.

45-45v

23 July, 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Announcing the declaration of war made by the United States against Great Britain.

47-47v

23 July, 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the transmission of a letter by Mr. Coote in consequence of a pamphlet circulated by a physician of St. Johnís.

49-49v

21 July, 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Requesting measures to be taken against Dr. Carson, the author of a insidious pamphlet.

51-67

1812

Dr. William Carson

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A Typed Pamphlet to the Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom, on the address of the Merchants and Inhabitants of St. Johnís: addressing the loss of shipsí rooms; mentions historical events and laws of Newfoundland, with complaints against the system running the Island; history of shipsí rooms is given; etc. Attached is an appendix of the proceedings of the inhabitants and their address to his Royal Highness.

68

23 July, 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Forwarding a packet from Mr. Coote to the Attorney General.

70-71

23 July, 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

His Majestyís Attorney General

Requesting information on the proper proceedings regarding charges of libel against Dr. Carson, the author of the alleged pamphlet against the government.

72

16 July, 1805

E. Gower

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Copy of a proclamation to Thomas Coote assigning him as Clerk of the Arraigns.

74-74v

23 July, 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning a request from Maj. Gen. Moore to raise a regiment of Infantry men to employ men on the island of Newfoundland.

76-76v

23 July, 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Chief Justice Tremlettís acceptance to transfer his services to a judicial situation of equal emolument in some other settlement.

78-78v

24 July, 1812

T. Duckworth

Earl Bathurst

Matters related to the transferring of Chief Justice Tremlett to a position at another settlement.

80

25 July, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Transmitting of a copy of a notification of a proclamation in the Commissariat department in Newfoundland.

82

31 July, 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Transmitting an enclosed report with respect to the mode of assessment of the salaries of civil officers in the island of Newfoundland.

84-84v

12 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth
(St. Johnís)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of a number of dispatches with a couple of orders in councils and acquainting that Treaties of Peace had been signed with Emperor of Russia and the King of Sweden.

86-109

1 Nov. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, at sea)

Earl Bathurst

Detailed report on the events of the season in Newfoundland, of the measures disposed by the governor, and the current situation of the settlement: Mentions the "American War" and its effects on Newfoundland and its fishery, the defence of the island, corps of volunteers, lack and cost of provisions, rents of the shipsí rooms, Mutiny Act, increasing the number of publicans, etc.

110-112

12 Oct. 1812

Capt. Durnford
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

A report on the present state of the fortifications at St. Johnís: Detailed reports provided for each fort and for the Ordnance yard and wharf, and the batteries.

113

25 Sept. 1812

Maj. Gen. Francis Moore

-

Return of His Majestyís Forces in the Island of Newfoundland under the command of Major General Francis Moore.

114-118

12 Aug. 1812

T. Duckworth

-

Rules and regulations for the augmentation and improvement of the Corps of Volunteers, called the Loyal Volunteer of St. Johnís: Detailed listing of rules.

119-123

25 Oct. 1812

-

-

Report on Governor Duckworthís accounts with the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

124-125

20 Oct. 1812

-

-

Report on Governor Duckworthís accounts for rents derived from the Shipsí rooms. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

126

20 Oct. 1812

Stephen Woolcock
(Fort Townshend)

-

Confirming the reception of two-thirds the payment for the building of several structures, including wharfs and bridges around St. Johnís.

127

20 Oct. 1812

Stephen Woolcock
(Fort Townshend)

-

Receipt for two-thirds the payment for the building of several wharfs and bridges in the town of St. Johnís.

128

20 Oct. 1812

Stephen Woolcock
(Fort Townshend)

-

Receipt for constructing an additional landing place to the Governorís Wharf in the Town of St. Johnís.

129

20 Oct. 1812

Lionel Chancey
(St. Johnís)

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Confirming remuneration made for services in surveying and drawing plans of the fishing shipsí rooms.

130

20 Oct. 1812

S. Knight
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirming payment made to provide lodging to a poor, old blind man called Patrick Burke.

140

12 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth

-

Proclamation declaring the rules for the public usage of a new wharf in St. Johnís called the Governorís Wharf.

141

12 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth

-

Proclamation declaring the rules for the public usage of a new wharf in St. Johnís, during the absence of the fishing ships for which the wharf was originally devoted.

142v-143

20 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth

-

Report on the accounts of Governor Duckworth for rents not derived from the Shipsí rooms. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

144

20 Oct. 1812

Thomas Marshall
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirmation of payment for services as Master of the School of Industry in St. Johnís.

145

20 Oct. 1812

Sarah England
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirmation of payment for services as Assistant to the School of Industry in St. Johnís.

146

20 Oct. 1812

Charles Helling
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirmation of payment for performance of divine service at Fogo according to the rites of the Church of England.

147

20 Oct. 1812

David Rowland, Missionary (St. Johnís)for Mr. Stephenson

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Confirmation of payment for performance of divine service at Mortonís Harbour according to the rites of the Church of England.

148

20 Oct. 1812

David Rowland, Missionary,
 for Mr. Haskins
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirmation of payment for performance of divine service at Twillingate according to the rites of the Church of England.

149

20 Oct. 1812

R. Sconce
(St. Johnís)

-

Confirmation of payment for collecting on account of the rents.

150-151

?Oct. 1812

Merchants and House Keepers of St. Johnís

T. Duckworth

Memorial of the Merchants and House Keepers of St. Johnís: Concerning duties laid on spirits imported into the Island; requesting the exemption of all articles used directly or indirectly in the fishery from duties.

152

21 Sept. 1812

E. W. Durnford, Capt. Payne, John Lerrington, and Thomas Phillips

T. Duckworth

Cover letter concerning orders from the Board of Ordnance regarding property alluded to in the St. Johnís Gazette.

154-154v

25 May, 1812

R. H. Crew
(Office of Ordnance)

Respective Officers, St. Johnís

Board of Ordnance gives orders to sell the buildings and lease the land that they owned in Placentia.

156-157

22 Sept. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Fort Townshend)

Officers of the Ordnance

Remarks on regulations related to the leasing of land owned by the Ordnance in Placentia.

158-158v

 

E W. Durnford, Capt. Payne, John Lerrington, and Thomas Phillips

T. Duckworth

Suggests leasing the land and buildings that exist at Placentia together.

160-162

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Concerning the ownership of lands leased by Sarah Weston, widow of Benjamin Weston. Gives a history and the names of those who owned the land. Requests compensation for the loss of land to Elizabeth Weston and Joseph Young.

164-164v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Schedule referred to in a lease from Sarah Weston to John Livingstone dated 3rd June, 1770.

166-167

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Copy of the public records concerning the lands owned by Sarah Weston. (Signed William Ludewrig, St. Johnís, 20th Sept. 1740).

168-169

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter concerning lands taken away by Colonel Pringle. (Signed John Livingstone, St. Johnís, 18th Nov. 1776).

170-170v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Affidavit concerning work done by Mr. Robert Pringle and some men on fields leased to John Livingstone. (1776).

172-172v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Concerning encroachments made upon land leased to Mr. John Livingstone by men working with Mr. Pringle. (Signed by Patrick Kevand, sworn before Nicholas Gill, 23rd August, 1776).

174v-175

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Paper concerning the losses sustained by the three cornered field in cutting down the fences August 3rd, 1776.

176v-177

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Mr. John Livingstone in account with Sarah Weston. (Signed by James Warner, St. Johnís, 20th July, 1777).

178

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Letter from John Livingstone to Sarah Weston on 1st Dec. 1789 concerning the taking of land by the Governor.

180-180v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Letter from John Livingstone to Sarah Weston on 27th Nov. 1790 concerning encroachments made on their land by the Governor and the Garrison.

182

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Certifying the payment for land by Mr. Livingstone to Martin English which was lessened due to the loss of land caused by the construction of a road from the garrison to the church. (St. Johnís, 14th Nov. 1792).

183-183v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

James Melledgre writes to obtain a preference of the premises from the proprietors (St. Johnís, 27th Oct. 1799).

185-185v

7 Oct. 1812

Stephen Knight

T. Duckworth

Concerning compensation for the lands lost by Mr. John Livingstone. (Signed by Joseph Trounsell, London, 13th May, 1807).

186

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Concerning the claiming of grounds from Mr. Nicholas Gill and Mr. James Stewart, for the late Mr. Alexander Cormack, on behalf of the Crown.

188

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Declaration of David Marshall respecting the boundary of the shipsí room called Darkusís Room. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

190-190v

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Case respecting the right of the Crown to recover possession of certain premises now in the occupation of William Goff and others, being part of the ancient shipsí room called Darkusís Room.

192

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Declaration of James Gill respecting the boundary of the shipsí room called Darkusí Room. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, 21st Oct. 1812).

194

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter from Thomas Coote, clerk of the office of the arraigns, to Mr. James Stewart concerning payment of rent for lands leased around Darkusís Room. (St. Johnís, 2nd Oct. 1812).

194v

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter from Mr. Stewart to Thomas Coote in response to payments due for the leasing of land (St. Johnís, 2nd Oct. 1812); Copy of a letter from Mr. William Goff to Thomas Coote concerning payments due from Mr. Stewart (St. Johnís, 7th Oct. 1812).

195-195v

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter from Thomas Coote to Mr. Stewart informing him of the consideration of the Crown in these matters (St. Johnís 14th Oct. 1812); Copy of a letter from Mr. James Stewart in answer to the forgoing letter (St. Johnís, 15th Oct. 1812).

196

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Declaration of John Williams concerning the boundary for the shipsí room called the Admirals Beach. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

198

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Declaration of the wife of John Williams respecting the original boundary of the Ships room called Admirals Beach. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

200-202v

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Case respecting the right of the Crown to recover possession of certain premises now in the occupation of Mr. Nicholas Gill, being part of the ancient ships room commonly known by the name of the Admirals Beach.

204

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Declaration of Stephen Cummings respecting the boundary of the ancient shipsí room called Admirals Beach. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, 20 Oct. 1812).

206

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter to Mr. Nicholas Gill from Thomas Coote concerning the boundary for shipsí room called Admirals Beach. (St. Johnís, 14 Oct. 1812).

206v

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Copy of a letter in to Thomas Coote from Mr. Nicholas Gill concerning legal actions regarding the forgoing letter (St. Johnís, 18 Oct. 1812).

208

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Plan of part of the Admiralís Shipsí Room, St. Johnís. (Map).

210-210v

25 Sept. 1812

?

T. Duckworth

Concerning the importation of supplies from the United State during the time of war, with permission to import grain and flour into Newfoundland from any vessel excepting the French.

212-212v

23 Oct. 1812

Capt. J. Macbraire
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Thanking the Governor on his attempts to gather more forces for the defence of the island.

213-213v

23 Oct. 1812

T. Duckworth
(Antelope, St. Johnís)

Capt. Macbraire

Response from Duckworth to the thanks given to him by Capt. Macbraire and his officers.

214

24 Oct. 1812

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

T. Duckworth

Cover letter to correspondences related to the claiming of ground being part of the ancient fishing shipsí rooms called Admirals Beach and Darkusís room.

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