CO 194/58 [Reel B-686]

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Date

From whom
(where)

To whom (where)

Contents or nature of the document

3

20 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Colonial Office)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting money to aid in his time of need after retiring from his position as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

5-5v

24 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning receiving of a some salary from Earl Bathurst.

7

27 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Transmitting an accompanying enclosed letter.

9-9v

27 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Mentioning various members of government and the support of government measures.

11-12

31 Jan. 1816

Robert Gwilt for Joseph Smith
(Agents Office Chelsea Hospital)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning payments made to Mr. Colclough for additional salary as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

13

?

?

?

Document granting an increase in salary to Mr. Colclough for services provided as Chief Justice in Newfoundland. (Mr. Colclough arrived in Newf. On 9 Sept. 1813).

14-14v

31 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Disappointment at news; transmits letter from his doctor

16

6 July, 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Downing Street)

?

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Dr. Derorager? Baisrasor? permitting the return of Mr. Colclough to his office in Newfoundland. Colclough requests that his family be well compensated if he dies.

18-19

?

Henry C. Baisrasor
(Cheltenham)

?

Concerning Colclough's ill health and the possible dangers of returning to Newfoundland.

20-20v

31 Jan. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Cavendish Square)

Dr. Baisrasor

Concerning Colclough’s poor health and regarding a return home.

22

10 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Requesting a meeting or short conversation with the receiver of the letter or his Lordship.

24

18 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Hector Baillie (?) on the state of Mr. Colclough’s health.

26

19 Feb. 1816

M Baillie

L. Grosvenor

Informing of the improved health of Mr. Colclough, though a return to Newfoundland is considered dangerous to his health.

27-27v

20 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Concerning the health of Mr. Colclough and a request from Mr. Goulburn for him to return to Newfoundland.

29

15 Feb. 1816

M. Baillie

L. Grosvenor

Informing of the improved health of Mr. Colclough, though a return to Newfoundland is considered dangerous to his health.

31

26 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Downing Street)

?

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Sir Richard Keats.

32

23 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Concerning the inconveniences the civil servants of the crown sustain in Newfoundland by the made of paying their salaries out once a year.

34

26 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Requesting letters sent from Newfoundland and the concerning the reception of a letter from Sir Richard Keats.

36

27 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Concerning the preparation of a successor to the position held by Caesar Colclough.

38

28 Feb. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Concerning the handling of some business by Mr. Colclough who is still in ill health.

40

?

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the salary and payments of Mr. Colclough.

42-43v

18 Jan. 1816

James Simms
(St. John’s)

Caesar Colclough

Offering thanks for the many services and hospitality given by Colclough. Wishing him good luck and health on his departure to Newfoundland. Tells of an incident that occurred in a court house where a jury and assistant judge all fell asleep during A Mr. T’s testimony and as a result a scuffle occurred between the said Mr. T and the judge.

44-45

11 Jan. 1816

Thomas Coote
(St. John’s)

Caesar Colclough

Requesting Mr. Colclough’s opinion on matters relating to statutes concerning creditors and the payment of fishermen and seamen, and trustees and the subject of promissary notes.

46-47

? Nov. 1815

Trustees of the States of John Hill
(W. B. Row)

Thomas Coote

Concerning two major questions from the trustees relative to the drawing of bills and promissary notes.

48

5 Mar. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Concerning directions from his Lordship relative to the return of Mr. Colclough to his office in Newfoundland.

50-51v

6 Mar. 1816

R. Buck
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Regarding a request from a Mr. Bird to know of the status of the fishing rights for the French off the coast of Newfoundland

52

?

?

?

A Chart of part of the Coast of Labrador from Grand Point to Shecatica, surveyed by Michael Lane in 1768 and engraved by Thomas Jeffreys, Geographer to the King. Published by the rights of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. (*Map*).

53

12 Mar. 1816

Caesar Colclough

Earl Bathurst

Mr. Colclough’s request for a short conversation with Earl Bathurst at the earliest convenience.

55-55v

19 Mar. 1816

R. Buck
(London)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting information concerning the rights of the French fishery off the coast of Newfoundland.

57-57v

23 Mar. 1816

R. Buck
(London)

Maj. Gen. Bunbury

Requesting information concerning the rights of settlements and fishery off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

59-59v

25 Mar. 1816

F. Freeling
(General Post Office)

Henry Goulburn

Transmitting an enclosed letter from Lord Bathurst concerning the complaints relative to the improper handling of letters and mail shipped to Newfoundland from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

61-63

2 Feb. 1816

T. Howe
(Post Office, Halifax)

F. Freeling

Reply to complaints concerning the improper delivery of mail to Newfoundland from Halifax. Mentions an incident where letters addressed to Sir Richard Keats did not get sent upon the ship Medina and had to arrive later.

64

30 Mar. 1816

R. Lushington

Henry Goulburn

Transmitting a copy of a letter from Mr. Smith, Agent of Newfoundland, respecting the inconvenience endured by the civil officers of Newfoundland from the delay in the receipt of their salaries, especially with regards to Mr. Colclough’s salary.

66-67

15 Mar. 1816

Joseph Smith
(Spring Gardens)

George Harrison

Concerning the inconveniences endured by the civil officers for drawing their salaries, with specific emphasis on the salary of Mr. Colclough.

68

5 Apr. 1816

John Barrow
(Admiralty Office)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting what is to be done of men shipped from Newfoundland to Plymouth onboard the Pike Schooner, as mentioned in a letter sent by Capt. Cookesby of H. M. Sloop Hazard.

70

2 Mar. 1816

John Cookesby, Commander,  HM Sloop Hazard

Commander of the Pike Schooner

Directing that the Pike Schooner take onboard a group of prisoners (names in margin) to be shipped to England.

70v-71

23 Feb. 1816

Thomas Coote, Chief Magistrate

John Cookesby, Commander of H. M. Sloop Hazard

Directing the removal of several prisoners from the island of Newfoundland to England onboard the Pike Schooner.

72

9 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Offering thanks for the attention given to the matter of Mr. Colclough’s salary.

74-74v

13 Apr. 1816

James Buckley
(City Road Chapel)

Earl Bathurst

Request from the Rev. Wesley Missionary society for the erection of a new chapel at St. John’s due to the destruction of a recently constructed chapel which was consumed by fire that hit the city.

76-76v

15 Apr. 1816

Joseph Butterworth
(Bedford Square)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the erection of a new chapel in St. John’s due to the destruction of the previous church by fire, and a request for a plot of ground to build the church.

78-78v

16 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Offering thanks to his Lordship in preventing the Mr. Colclough’s shipment to Newfoundland to return to his duties as Chief Justice of that island, which would have been dangerous to his health.

80-80v

16 Apr. 1816

Atwood & Smith
(London)

Earl Bathurst

Informing of the proceeding of Joseph Pizzala & Co. Of Italy which seeks passports for their agents to proceed to Newfoundland with merchandise.

82

17 Apr. 1816

John Barrow
(Admiralty Office)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the disposal of men shipped from Newfoundland to England as prisoners onboard the Pike Schooner.

84-85

23 Apr. 1816

T. Duckworth

Earl Bathurst

Requesting that Chief Magistrate Thomas Coote may receive a good income upon the retirement from his position on the island of Newfoundland.

86-87

23 Apr. 1816

T. Duckworth

Earl Bathurst

Requesting the promotion of Lieut. Buchan, former Commander of the Schooner Adonis and present Commander of the Schooner Pike, to a higher rank.

88-88v

20 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough
(Mortimer Street)

?

Requesting further compensation to be more equal to that which was received by previous Chief Justices upon their resignation.

90-90v

22 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the compensation for Mr. Colclough’s family, if necessary, upon his demise.

92-92v

22 Apr. 1816

? Barry

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the case of Mr. Colclough and his request to be relieved of his duty as Chief Justice of Newfoundland due to poor health.

94-94v

23 Apr. 1816

J. Yorke and two others (hard to decipher)
(Admiralty Office)

Viscount Sidmouth

Pickmore has been appointed Commander-in-Chief of Nfld station; requests his appointment as governor. Also ask whether Pickmore is to have the same powers as previous Governor’s of Newfoundland and whether any alterations need be made to his instructions.

96-96v

25 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the payment in full of Mr. Colclough’s salary as Chief Justice.

98

22 Apr. 1816

R. Keats
(London)

?

Copy of a letter from former Governor Keats praising the efforts of Mr. Colclough as Chief Justice with concerns over the small amount of provisions given him.

100

25 Apr. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Requesting to be furnished with a certificate of Mr. Colclough’s appointment to the office of Chief Justice of Prince Edward Island.

102-102v

29 Apr. 1816

Lord Melville
(Admiralty)

Earl Bathurst

Confirming the promotion of Lieut. Buchan as Commander, thanks to the recommendations given by T. Duckworth and R. Keats.

104

3 May, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the lack of cash owned by Mr. Colclough and the auditing of his salary.

106-106v

16 May, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the payment of salary to Mr. Colclough as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

108

16 May, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Ditto.

110-110v

18 May, 1816

William Hamilton
(Foreign Office)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning negotiations to be made by Mr. Bagot, His Majesty’s Minister at Washington, regarding the regulations and rights of American Vessels fishing in North America.

112

18 May, 1816

Thomas Lack
(Office of Committee of the Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall)

Henry Goulburn

Regarding the representation of a bill in parliament over concerns of overcrowding vessels shipping persons from Ireland to Newfoundland.

114

27 May, 1816

R. Lushington

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the decayed state of the furniture and housing of Government House in St. John’s.

116-116v

29 May, 1816

George Bernie
(St. Helen’s)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the disposal of the house formerly owned by Mr. Stewart in the town of St. John’s.

118-118v

31 May, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the case of Mr. Colclough who is attempts to receive further compensation for his services provided as Chief Justice, but is unable to do so now because of poor health.

120-121v

17 May, 1816

?

?

The Case of Mr. Colclough, Chief Justice of Newfoundland: Concerning the payment of salary to Mr. Colclough, who is in ill health, and cannot perform his duties in Newfoundland.

122-122v

1 June, 1816

T. B. Bower
(Crown Office Row Temple)

?

Bower is trying to trace a Mr. John Brook, who hails from Newfoundland and was named in the will of Mrs (Admiral) Barton. Brook was in the Bay of Islands and was to be contacted through a William Absolon Poole, also in the Bay of Islands. Brook was a fur trapper

124

5 June, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning a mistake made in a letter from Henry Goulburn regarding the payment of Mr. Colclough’s salary.

126

5 June, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the delay in increasing Mr. Colclough’s salary immediately previous to his retirement.

128

13 June, 1816

C. Schithurst (?)
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting the right to answer Mr. Holdsworth concerning an office under Lord Bathurst.

130

22 June, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the payment of Mr. Colclough’s salary upon his retirement with an enclosed letter from Sir Keats.

132

10 Apr. 1814

R. Keats
(Bellerophon, Spithead)

Caesar Colclough

Concerning the increase of Mr. Colclough’s salary as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

134

27 June, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Requesting time to meet with his Lordship to discuss additional circumstances relative to Mr. Colclough’s situation and health.

136-136v

1 July, 1816

R. Lushington

Henry Goulburn

Concerning information relative to the relief of those who suffered property loss due to the recent fire in St. John’s.

138-138v

5 July, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the status of information from Lord Bathurst relative to Mr. Colclough’s family and the payment of his salary.

140

?

Caesar Colclough

?

Offering thanks for the passage given to Mr. Colclough’s family.

141-141v

? July, 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Appreciation for the passage home which was given to Mr. Colclough’s family under orders by Lord Bathurst and concerning the salary of Mr. Colclough.

143

1 Aug. 1816

A. Schithurst (?)
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the drawing of a bill to pay for the services provided by Patrick Lambert as Head of the Catholic Church in Newfoundland.

145-146v

16 Aug. 1816

Francis Forbes
(Adelphi House)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting a favourable consideration for any openings at a law office in Jamaica after working law in Bermuda.

147

22 Aug. 1816

A. Kevison (?)
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Transmitting a copy of a letter from the Storekeeper General respecting the shipment of furniture for Government House in St. John’s.

149

3 Aug. 1816

John Trotter
(Storekeeper Generals Office)

George Harrison

Concerning the shipment of dining room chairs for the Government House in St. John’s

151-151v

27 Aug. 1816

Francis Forbes
(Adelphi House)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting a meeting with Lord Bathurst and thanking him for his consideration for a legal appointment in Jamaica.

153

30 Aug. 1816

R. H. Crew
(Office of Ordnance)

Henry Goulburn

Regarding letters with opinions and concerns over the sea defence of the island of Newfoundland.

155-156

24 Aug. 1816

Gother Mann
(Pall Mall)

?

Observations made relative to a letter sent by Sir Richard Keats concerning the sea defence of St. John’s Harbour and other outports and harbours in Newfoundland.

157-158v

2 Sept. 1816

Francis Forbes
(Adelphi House)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the request for a legal position in Jamaica and requesting further time to consider the offer of such a position in Newfoundland.

159-159v

2 Sept. 1816

Francis Forbes
(Adelphi House)

Henry Goulburn

Acceptance of the offered legal position in Newfoundland with considerations given to the conducting of Mrs. Forbes to Newfoundland from Jamaica.

161-161v

3 Sept. 1816

Caesar Colclough

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the appointment of Mr. Forbes as the future Chief Justice of Newfoundland

163-165

20 Sept. 1816

Gambier

Earl Bathurst

Requesting financial aid be given to Mrs. Ogden, widow of the late Mr. Ogden Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

166

21 Sept. 1816

Caesar Colclough

Earl Bathurst

Requesting a meeting with his Lordship concerning the payment of salary to Mr. Colclough.

168

16 Sept. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Ditto.

169-169v

23 Sept. 1816

Caesar Colclough

?

Concerning the Irish property owned by Mr. Colclough.

171-172v

22 Sept. 1816

Radstock
(Croydon)

Earl Bathurst

Claiming that Mrs. Ogden, widow of the late Mr. Ogden, who was Chief Justice at Newfoundland, deserves the protection and favour of government.

173-173v

17 Sept. 1816

Mary Ogden, widow of the late Mr. Ogden
(Poole)

?

Enclosed letter from Mrs. Ogden requesting support from the government after the death of her husband, Mr. Ogden, the former Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

174

25 Sept. 1816

Mary Ogden
(Poole)

Lord Bathurst

Enclosing a letter from Lord Radstock and a note from Sir Gambier who favour that financial support be given to her.

176-176v

28 Sept. 1816

Mary Ogden

Earl of Bathurst

The Memorial of Mary Ogden, widow of Jonathan Ogden, late Chief Justice of the island of Newfoundland: Requesting consideration of relief and the extension of a small pension.

178

27 Sept. 1816

C. Schithurst (?)
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting the transmission of a letter from Mr. Holdsworth to Lord Bathurst on the situation in Newfoundland.

180-180v

1 Oct. 1816

John Reeves

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting enclosed papers on the subject of Mrs. Ogden’s application for a pension

181-181v

15 Oct. 1816

Francis Forbes
(Adelphi House)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the appointment of position as new Chief Justice of Newfoundland and the transporting of Mrs. Forbes from Jamaica to Newfoundland.

183-184

30 Oct. 1816

Richard Musgrave
(Dublin)

Earl Bathurst

Requesting that part of Mr. Caesar Colclough’s payment as Chief Justice of Newfoundland be given to Mr. Musgrave for the reimbursement of debts owed him.

185

11 Nov. 1816

John Reeves

Earl Bathurst

Transmitting two letters relative to the petition of Mrs. Ogden for a small pension from government.

186-186v

11 Nov. 1816

Charles C. Bulley
(Walbrook)

John Reeves

Respecting the determination of Mrs. Ogden’s petition.

188-188v

18 Oct. 1816

Mary Ogden
(Poole)

?

Respecting Mrs. Ogden’s petition to receive compensation from government for her late husband’s services as Chief Justice of Newfoundland.

189

7 Dec. 1816

?
(War Office)

Henry Goulburn

Requesting to know the date of when Caesar Colclough’s full pay will be issued and to whom should the application be for the payment.

191

20 Dec. 1816

R. Lushington

Henry Goulburn

Concerning two bills: One being an allowance for the keeping of one horse for the governor, and one other being for materials and works performed at the Government House.

192

23 Dec. 1816

?, Major CO, 98th Regiment
(Fort William)

Earl Bathurst

Concerning the lack of provisions for the island of Newfoundland and the enabling of access to the military provision magazine to aid the distressed people.

194

21 Dec. 1816

Principal inhabitants of St. John’s
(St. John’s)

Mayor King

Regarding the distress of the people of the island due to the lack of available provisions.

196

26 Dec. 1816

Mr. Croker
(Admiralty Office)

Henry Goulburn

Enclosing a copy of a letter from Rear Admiral Sir Benjamin Hallowell reporting the arrival at Cork Harbour of two vessels provided by Admiral Pickmore at Newfoundland for the conveyance of some distressed Irishmen from thence to Waterford.

198

20 Dec. 1816

Rear Admiral Benjamin Hallowell
(HMS. Tonnant, Cork Harbour)

John Wilson Croker, Admiralty

Informing of the arrival of two vessels (Ploughboy and Mary, In Margins) from Admiral Pickmore in Newfoundland to aid distressed Irishmen in Cork Harbour.

200

31 Dec. 1816

A. Kevison (?)
(Treasury Chambers)

Henry Goulburn

Concerning the drawing of bills by Admiral Pickmore for the hiring of Brig. Britannia to transport passengers to Ireland.

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