CO 194/57 [Reel B-686]

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Date

From who
(where)

To whom
(where)

Contents or nature of the document

3

11 Mar. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Enclosing duplicate warrant relative to the restoration of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon to the French and the re-admittance of French vessels to fish on the coast of Newfoundland.

5-5v

6 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Information concerning the destruction of a considerable part of St. Johnís by fire on the 12th of February and efforts to raise money in aid of the victims.

7-8v

18 Feb. 1816

Thomas Coote
(St. Johnís)

R. Keats

Report on the fire that destroyed at great part of St. Johnís on the 12th February. The fire is reported to have started in house owned by a man named Walsh and wound up destroying much of Duckworth street, Water street, etc. Also concerns private and public funds raised to help those affected by the fire.

9

9 Apr.,1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Transmitting an abstract of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland with an abstract of the exports and imports for the year ending 10th Oct. 1815.

10

9 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

An Account of the goods Imported in to Newfoundland between the 10th Oct. 1814 and 10th Oct. 1815.

11

9 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

An Account of the goods Exported from Newfoundland between the 10th Oct. 1814 and 10th Oct. 1815.

12

9 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Report on the Return of the fishery and inhabitants of Newfoundland between the 10th Oct. 1814 and 10th Oct. 1815

12v

9 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Account of the Seal Fishery for the year 1815 and an account of the Herring and Salmon fisheries for the year 1815.

13-14

10 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl of Bathurst

Transmitting a memorial from those affected by the recent fire in St. Johnís. Concerning the state of rents with regards to those people.

15-16

28 Feb. 1816

Tenants of the part of St. Johnís known as Admirals Beach
(St. Johnís)

R. Keats

Memorial from some of the Lessees of the Admiralís Beach: Requesting support and aid from His Majestyís government.

17-18

12 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Recommending Lieut. David Buchan a favourable consideration from his Lordship for services rendered in providing peace to the island in handling many court cases.

19

15 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting observations on several articles of the instructions given by His Royal Highness.

21-39v

15 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Keatsí Observations on the Kingís Instructions to him as Governor of Newfoundland: Responses to various articles concerning visitations to coasts and harbours, procuring maps for the coast between Bonavista and Cape St. John, conditions of the forts, foreign fishing rights, the authority of the fishing admirals, employment of green men, mortgages and leases of land, salmon, whale, and seal fisheries, destruction of different species of birds, pardoning criminals, religious worship, table of marriages, etc.

42

26 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting replacements for the carpets and dining room chairs in the Government House.

44

8 May, 1816

R. Keats
(St. George Street)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting removal from business as Governor of Newfoundland.

46-47

17 May, 1816

R. Keats
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting favourable consideration for Mr. Thomas Coote upon his retirement as Chief Magistrate.

50

30 May, 1816

Vice Admiral Francis Pickmore
(Marchment Street)

Earl Bathurst

Appointing Sir Pickmore as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland.

52-52v

3 June, 1816

F. Pickmore, Governor of Newfoundland
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning instructions from His Royal Highness on the admission of American vessels within British jurisdiction.

54

3 June, 1816

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a letter from Mr. Butterworth regarding the destruction of the Methodist Church in St. Johnís and an offer from the Governor for a new plot of land.

56-56v

5 July, 1816

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Confirming the reception of several documents related to aiding Mr. Colcloughís family in returning to England and regarding the situation of the sufferers by the late destructive fire in St. Johnís.

58

16 July, 1816

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Pickmore presents his compliments to Mr. Goulburn and returns the enclosed observations agreeable to his request.

60

18 July, 1816

F. Pickmore
(Marchment Street)

Henry Goulburn

Pickmore presents his compliments to Mr. Goulburn and requests a copy of the estimate for the civil establishment of Newfoundland for the present year.

62

20 July, 1816

F. Pickmore
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of a circular letter from his Lordship, accompanied by one from Mr. Lushington, regarding certain regulations for extraordinary expenditures on foreign stations.

64

20 July, 1816

F. Pickmore
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Confirming the reception of a copy of the estimate of the civil establishment of the island of Newfoundland for the year 1816.

66-66v

30 Sept. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Informing of his arrival at St. Johnís where he took oath as the new Governor of Newfoundland. Also reports on the fishery.

68

28 Sept. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the reception of a copy of a letter with orders from His Royal Highness concerning alterations made in the arms of the United Kingdom as far as concerns the Kingdom of Hanover.

70

30 Sept. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the formal delivery of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon to Mons. Bourrilhon.

72-72v

30 Sept. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Regarding a bill accumulated for expenditures to send Mr. Colcloughís wife and family to England.

74

1 Nov. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a report from the commanding engineer of the state of the fortifications for the defence of St. Johnís.

76-80v

5 Nov. 1816

Richard Vicars, Comptroller &  Engineer

F. Pickmore

Report on the state of the Fortifications at St. Johnís, Newfoundland: Detailed account of conditions of barracks and forts.

82-83

30 Nov. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting a copy of the Governorís account current with the Treasury for the present year: Including costs for repairs to the cellar and the fences of the Government House, and the cost of keeping one horse for the Governorís use. Also, concerning rents made from leases of Ships Rooms and lands.

84

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Susan Colclough for Caesar Colclough

Receipt of salary for services provided as Chief Justice.

85

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie

Receipt of salary for services provided as Clerk of the Supreme Court.

86

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

William Armstrong

Receipt of salary for services provided as Marshall of the Supreme Court.

87

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Robert Seares

Receipt of salary for services provided as Jailer.

88

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Coote

Receipt of salary for services provided as Supreme Surrogate of Newfoundland.

89

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Brooking for Rev. John Clinch

Receipt of salary for services provided as Surrogate for the district of Trinity.

90

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

William Carter

Receipt of salary for services provided as Surrogate of the district of Ferryland.

91

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland for Gerrard Ford

Receipt of salary for services provided as Surrogate of the district of Bonavista.

92

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Coote for Rev. F. H. Carrington

Receipt of salary for services provided as Surrogate of the district of Conception Bay.

93

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Cookesley

Receipt of salary for services provided as Surrogate for the island of Newfoundland.

94

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Richard Daisy

Ditto.

95

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

David Buchan

Ditto.

96

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

T. G. W. Eaststaff

Receipt of salary for services provided as surveyor of lands.

97

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Bland

Receipt of salary for services provided as High Sheriff of Newfoundland.

98

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Masters for William Lampen

Receipt of salary for services provided as Schoolmaster.

99

21 Sept. 1816

Hunt Stabb Preston; attested by Beenlen & Langley, William Thomas

?

Receipt for purchase of materials for the repair of the cellar of Government House at St. Johnís.

101

28 Sept. 1816

Richard Vicars, Comptroller & Engineer
(St. Johnís)

?

Estimate of repairs necessary to be immediately performed in the cellar at the Government House.

103

28 Nov. 1816

William Morris, Brigade Major
(St. Johnís)

?

Account for amount of Green Forage for one horse from the 25th Oct. 1815 to 24 Oct. 1816 inclusive.

105

25 Sept. 1816

P. C. LeGeyt, Secretary

?

Pay list for artificers employed in repairing the cellar at Government House in St. Johnís, Newfoundland between the 1st to 1st Oct. 1816. (Approved by Francis Pickmore).

106v-111

30 Nov. 1816

?

?

Report on Governor Pickmoreís account with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury. (Sworn before Thomas Coote).

112

?

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

William Thomas, Secretary to the Society for Improving the Condition of the Poor, for Joseph Bacon

Receipt of salary for services provided as Master of the School of Industry at St. Johnís.

113

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Sarah England

Receipt of salary for services provided as Assistant to the School of Industry at St. Johnís.

114

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

David Buchan for George Williams

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Bay Roberts for the Church of England.

115

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

J. Bland for A. Ackerman

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Bonavista for the Church of England.

116

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Hanley for James Melledge and John Sarrell

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Twillingate for the Church of England.

117

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Henry Knight for Samuel Wolfrey

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Morton Harbour for the Church of England.

118

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie for Charles Hellings

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Fogo for the Church of England.

119

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

David Buchan for Thomas Walley

Receipt of allowance for performing divine service at Greenspond for the Church of England.

120

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie

Receipt of allowance for collecting and abstracting the returns of the fishery and inhabitants and of exports and imports from the several districts of Newfoundland.

121v-123

30 Nov. 1816

?

?

Report on Governor Pickmoreís account with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury regarding rents received for lands leased and grants. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, and under oath of Francis Pickmore).

124

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

Thomas Coote, Chief Magistrate

Receipt of additional salary.

125

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

James Blaikie, Senior Magistrate

Ditto.

126

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Broom, Senior Magistrate

Ditto.

127

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

John Bland, High Sheriff

Ditto.

128

20 Oct. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Fort Townshend)

George Bartlett, Clerk to the Secretary

Ditto.

129v-131

30 Nov. 1816

?

?

Report on Governor Pickmoreís account with the Lords Commissioners of His Majestyís Treasury regarding lands leased and fishing ships rooms. (Sworn before Thomas Coote, and under oath of Francis Pickmore).

132-139

11 Dec. 1816

F. Pickmore
(Tiber, at Spithead)

Earl Bathurst

Account of the inhabitants and fisheries of Newfoundland: Bad seasonal weather, account of the French fishery, prevention of American vessels in the area, relief for the sufferers of a recent fire in St. Johnís, hiring of vessels for the conveyance of people to Ireland, two crimes of robbery performed by James Lewis Hill and Stephen Lambert, retirement of Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote, destruction by fire of a recent church in Harbour Grace, erecting of churches in Bonavista and Kingís Cove, new missionaries at Burin and Twillingate, etc.

140

30 Nov. 1816

Charles Jones, Master of brig Mary
(St. Johnís)

?

Receipts from the Master of the Brig. Mary for transporting passengers to Ireland.

141

30 Nov. 1816

Mr. Gibbs, Master of brig Britannia
(St. Johnís)

?

Receipts from the Master of the Brig. Britannia for transporting passengers to Ireland.

142-142v

15 Nov. 1816

Thomas Coote, Chief Magistrate
(St. Johnís)

F. Pickmore

Requesting leave of absence to go to England for health reasons.

Folios 145-149 were blank and therefore not copied into the microfilm

150-161

24 Sept. 1816

?

?

Court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís: Detailed account of court case accusing James Lewis Hill, John Mendiz, and Patrick Brown, all former soldiers, of stealing from the pension of Luke Maddock. (Swearing in of Jury, bill of indictments against the accused, account of various witnesses, etc.).

161v-165

3 Oct. 1816

?

?

Court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís: Detailed account of court case with the deputy clerk of the arraigns, Mr. Simms, having a bill of indictment to prefer against John Downey who is confinement under a charge of perjury and fraud. (Swearing in of petty jury, account of various witnesses, etc.). (R. Squarry, Foreman).

165v

31 Oct. 1816

?

?

Court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís: Court case involving James Lewis Hill who is accused of stealing a watch and was sent to England.

166

7 Nov. 1816

?

?

Court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís: Court case involving Edward Eastman who was put behind bars by Thomas Read and John Edgar, Magistrates in Greenspond, for an "unnatural crime" but later discharged.

166v-168

14 Nov. 1816

?

?

Court of Oyer and Terminer held at St. Johnís: Detailed account of court case involving Stephen Lambert who was accused of stealing coin and bank notes from the house of Dorothy Guest. (True bill, Newman W. Hoyles, Foreman).

168v-169v

? Nov. 1816

Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

All High and Under Sheriffs, Governors, and Keepers of His Majestyís Jails and Prisons in the United Kingdom

Proclamation appointing magistrates and other prominent inhabitants commissioners with full power and authority to hear and determine all criminal crimes (treason only excepted). Also, concerning the transportation of James Lewis Hill to England for his crime of stealing a silver watch.

170-170v

? Nov. 1816

Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

?

Ordering the transportation of James Lewis Hill to England to endure his seven years imprisonment for the stealing of a watch.

171-172

21 Nov. 1816

Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

All High and Under Sheriffs, Governors, and Keepers of His Majestyís Jails and Prisons in the United Kingdom

Proclamation appointing magistrates and other prominent inhabitants commissioners with full power and authority to hear and determine all criminal crimes (treason only excepted). Also, concerning the transportation of Stephen Lambert to Great Britain for his crime of stealing coins and bank notes from the house of Dorothy Guest.

172v-173

21 Nov. 1816

Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

?

Ordering the transportation of Stephen Lambert to Great Britain to endure his imprisonment for the stealing of coins and bank notes from the house of Dorothy Guest.

173v

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Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

?

Confirming that all the proceeding is a true copy of the proceedings held in the court of Oyer and Terminer at St. Johnís, from 24th September and ending 23rd November, 1816.

192-192v

23 Dec. 1816

? Major, C.O. 98th Regiment
(Fort William)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the lack of provisions and supplies for the inhabitants of the island and a request for more supplies to alleviate the problem.

194-194v

21 Dec. 1816

Magistrates and other prominent inhabitants of St. Johnís

Mayor King, Commanding Officer of His Majestyís Troops at Newfoundland

A copy of an enclosed letter regarding the distress of the people of Newfoundland due to the lack of provisions and food, and a request for further supplies to be sent in their aid. (True copy, signed by ? Major 98th Regiment Commanding).

196-197v

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Index listing and dating letters, messages, and communications sent to Richard Keats and Francis Pickmore regarding major events that have occurred in Newfoundland for the year 1816.

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