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Police Force in 1800s


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BRISBANE WATERBUTTERWICK

CASSILISDUNGOG


MAITLANDMERTON


MURRURUNDIMUSWELLBROOK


NEWCASTLEPATERSON


PATTERSONS PLAINSPORT STEPHENS


SCONESINGLETON


WOLLOMBI

Police Force in the Hunter Valley

In the Hunter Valley Police Constables were employed to escort prisoners to Quarter Sessions, to iron gangs and to the Gaol and Female Factory at Newcastle. They were also employed in apprehending absconding convicts.

Although they were only paid in the vicinity of 2/- per day in wages they were able to supplement their income by various methods. Under the Bushranging Act of 1830 it became lawful for any person who had reason to suspect another person to be unlawfully at large; to apprehend them without warrant and take him before a justice of the peace where he would be required to prove that he was not a felon under sentence of transportation. Constables were paid a reward for apprehending absconders under the Bushranging Act. Select here to read a directive to the Magistrates at Newcastle informing them of remuneration for apprehension of runaway convicts.

Constables could also supplement their wages by reporting sly grog selling and could be very zealous in their duties of preventing liquor being sold after hours.

Occasionally other remuneration may have come their way. In 1843, residents in Scone were raising a subscription for the Chief Constable and his assistants to thank them for breaking up a 'nest of daylight robbers' and also for capturing bushranger Long Tom who had been the scourge of the district for many months.

Police constables encountered a variety of situations - disputes over property boundaries, drunken brawls, prostitutes, robberies, murder and fearful accidents, all to be dealt with. Some seem to have attracted more than their fair share of trouble and abuse. Select here to read of indignities Constable Rushton suffered in the course of his duties as constable at Maitland

BRISBANE WATER POLICE DISTRICT


Brisbane Water - Bounded on the east by the sea; on the north by the Newcastle police district, and the range to Warrawolong; on the west by the rang by Mount Simpson to the road by Snodgrass Valley to Wiseman's Ferry.

Police Force in 1828.

A comprehensive statement of the condition of Brisbane Water, so far as law and order were concerned is given in the following letter of April 25 1828:

In answer to Circular No. 28/11 of 25 March last requesting information I (Willoughby Bean) send you the following particulars:

1st and 2nd queries - Answer: I am the only Magistrate residing in this district. I reside on my own estate of Amboise on Erina Creek, where I transact all Magisterial business.

3rd Query - Answer: There are three constables, viz: Mr. Robert Henderson, Free, District constable 2/10 per diem salary. He resides on his farm 5 miles from the entrance to Brisbane Water and 7 miles from my residence (Court House).
His farm is situated in the part of the District the thickest settled and where the presence of a constable is most required his ot. His other occupations are those attendant on a farm only - William Smith, constable on 2/3 per diem salary, resident on my Estate and is a carpenter by trade; - bond. constable and scourger, lives at and has charge of this Watch house 5 miles from my residence. His salary 2/ per diem

4th Query - Answer: There are no Mounted Police in the District

5th Query - Answer - Court House and Pound there are none. The Watch House is situated on the Township land near the head of the Brisbane Water 5 miles from my residence capable of containing sixteen prisoners
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Police Magistrates - Brisbane Water

1828 Willoughby Bean

1830 Alured Tasker Faunce

1833 Jonathan Warner

1835 - 1836 Alured Tasker Faunce

1836 Alfred Holden


Chief Constables - Brisbane Water

Robert Henderson District Constable 1828

Robert Scott May 1836 - appointed Chief Constable. Dismissed in February 1837

James Drew April 1837 - appointed Chief Constable in place of Robert Scott

Dennis Dwyer October 1837 - 1856. Appointed Chief Constable 21st October 1837

Constables - Brisbane Water

James Waddell January 1827 - employed as scourger and constable. Arrived on the Baring in 1819

David Roberts June 1827 - appointed honorary constable at Reid's Mistake (Lake Macquarie)

William Smith April 1828 - employed as constable. Resided on Willoughby Bean's estate. Resigned April 1835. Arrived on the Ocean in 1818

James Waddell January 1829 - dismissed for improper conduct

Charles Keys January 1829 - appointed constable and scourger in room of James Waddell. Arrived on the Shipley in 1822. Drowned in September 1829. Replaced by Robert Chitty

Robert Chitty September 1829 - appointed in place of Charles Keys. Dismissed in September 1834. Arrived on the Sophia in 1829. Became a bushranger with the Jewboy Gang.

Patrick Cunningham 1831 - 1833 - District constable at Mangrove

Stephen Curran September 1834 - appointed constable in place of Robert Chitty. Arrived on the Baring in 1815

Moses Carroll .September 1834 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Regalia in 1826

John McIntyre April 1835 - appointed in room of William Smith

Stephen Curran March 1836 - appointed constable. Sent to the Lunatic Asylum by October 1837

James Carpenter August 1836 - appointed in room of Stephen Curran. Dismissed in October 1837

James Drew February 1837 - promoted to Chief Constable

Michael Purtel February 1837 - appointed constable in place of James Drew

James Carroll October 1837 - appointed constable in place of James Carpenter in October 1837.

Richard Gorman July 1838 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Regalia in 1826

Joseph Graydon July 1838 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Lord Melville in 1830. Died June 1840

John Horrigan July 1838 - appointed watch house keeper vice Gorman. Dismissed in February 1844. Replaced by William Berry

Samuel Griffith August 1838 - appointed in place of James Carroll. Resigned in December 1838. Arrived on the Hadlow in 1818

Patrick Kelly December 1838 - appointed in place of Samuel Griffiths

William Berry February 1844 - appointed constable in place of John Horrigan



BUTTERWICK - RAYMOND TERRACE - SEAHAM


Police District Raymond Terrace

Police Magistrate - Raymond Terrace

1837 Benjamin Sullivan


Chief Constables - Raymond Terrace

John E. Hargraves February 1836 - appointed Chief Constable at Raymond Terrace; later at Dungog

Robert Martin January 1838 - Chief Constable at Butterwick until resignation in July 1838

Thomas Walker July 1838 - appointed Chief Constable at Butterwick/ Raymond Terrace

William Clifton August 1839 - appointed Chief Constable on 15 August 1839. Died in 1854

Thomas Jones .October 1850 - appointed Chief Constable at Raymond Terrace. Died in February 1855



Constables - Raymond Terrace

Alexander Chapman February 1838 - resigned from position at Seaham

John Kearney February 1838 - appointed constable at Seaham. Dismissed in May 1838. Arrived on the Jane in 1831.

John Hopkins April 1838 - appointed constable. Dismissed May 1839

Peter Conner May 1838 - appointed constable. Dismissed in July 1838

Archibald McNeil May 1838 - appointed constable. Dismissed January 1839

James Chamberlain May - July 1838 - constable at Butterwick / Raymond Terrace

John Kearney July 1838 - dismissed from position at Raymond Terrace in July 1838.

Robert Mason July 1838 - appointed to Raymond Terrace in place of John Kearney in July 1838

James Shields July 1838 - dismissed in July 1838

Allan McCormick July 1838 - appointed watch house keeper

Edward Dogherty July 1838 - appointed constable at Raymond Terrace vice

Peter Conner

Robert Saunders July 1838 - resigned

George Roe July 1838 - appointed constable in place of Robert Saunders. Resigned January 1839. Arrived on the Lady Harewood 1832

George Gutteridge July 1838 - dismissed and appointed to Paterson in the same month

William Clifton July 1838 - appointed vice George Gutteridge

Edward Dogherty .September 1838 - dismissed from position

William Pickett September 1838 - appointed constable at Raymond Terrace vice Edward Dogherty

Walter Hughes October 1838 - appointed constable. Dismissed in May 1839

Michael Ryan January 1839 - appointed district constable. Resigned in May 1839

David Gilmore January 1839 - appointed constable. Resigned in May 1839

James Gordon February 1839 - appointed constable 1st February 1839

James Murphy February 1839 - appointed vice Gilmore and Hopkins

William McDonald March 1839 - appointed constable

Peter Reilly March 1839 - appointed constable 12th March 1839

Phillip Hill May 1839 - appointed constable 1st May 1839

John Ryan May 1839 - appointed constable

James Logan May 1839 - dismissed from position. Arrived on the Bussorah Merchant in 1828

Christopher Johnson April - October 1843 - employed as constable in 1843

Thomas Jones 1844 - employed in September 1844





CASSILIS

Police District of Cassilis 1840

Dividing the valleys of Hall's Creek and those of Werrendi and Gummon Plains; on the north by the crest of the Liverpool range; on the west by the boundary of the county Bligh.


Chief Constables - Cassilis

J.W. Payne 1841 - Employed as Chief Constable

John Jones January 1845 - appointed Chief Constable

Thomas Kerr May 1846 - succeeded by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore April 1850 - appointed Chief Constable. Benjamin Moore also received a military pension


Constables - Cassilis

Christopher Grist June 1836 - dismissed. Replaced by William Burnes

William Burnes June 1836 - appointed constable

Thomas Evans June 1837 - appointed in room of William Burnes. Resigned in April 1838

John Greenfield April 1838 - appointed in room of Thomas Evans. Discharged in February 1839

John Fox February 1839 - appointed constable in room of John Greenfield

John McGuinness February 1839 - appointed constable

Alexander Rutledge 1843 - shot by bushrangers

Hugh Farrell April 1847 - employed as constable

Patrick Logan 1850 - employed as constable in 1850





DUNGOG - CLARENCETOWN - STROUD

Dungog Police District -
Dungog - Bounded on the west by the Paterson district; on the north west undefined; on the north by the Manning; on the east by the sea coast; on the south by Port Stephens, and the road from Sawyer's Point to Mosman's Ferry


Chief Constables - Dungog

John E. Hargraves .Served at Raymond Terrace previously. Appointed Dungog July 1836. Resigned January 1837.

Thomas Williams Appointed 1st January 1838.

Thomas Abbott. Appointed September 1840. Succeeded Thomas Williams

Henry Gordon Appointed October 1855. Succeeded Thomas Abbott


Constables - Dungog

John Maxwell March 1832 - dismissed from position

William Stewart March 1832 - appointed vice Maxwell

Thomas Beckett August 1832 - employed at Stroud

Patrick Conway 1834 - 1852 - employed as constable at Port Stephens/ Dungog. Died 1863

Michael Connolly July 1835 - resigned. Replaced by Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams July 1835 - appointed constable. District constable in 1837

Thomas Brown. May 1836 - appointed constable. Resigned in December 1837

James or Thomas Boland August 1836 - appointed constable

John Tipping December 1837 - appointed constable in place of James Boland. Arrived on the Albion in 1827

James Edwards December 1837 - appointed constable at Stroud in place of Thomas Brown



Cornelius John Powers 1841 - employed as constable at Stroud

John Tipping July 1843 - captured bushrangers near Dungog

John Gippin July 1845 - employed at Clarencetown

William Smith September 1848 - employed as constable at Clarencetown

Peter Connolly December 1848 - employed at Clarencetown

EdwardEdward Ellison/Everson 1851 - employed at Stroud in 1851




MAITLAND - WALLIS PLAINS

Maitland Police District 1840.......

Bounded on the east by Newcastle police district; on the north by the Hunter to Morpeth, thence across the river, and by the right bank of the Paterson river to the north boundary of T. Nowlan's land; on the north by the northern boundary of Nowlan';s land and across the Government Reserve to Lamb's Valley and to the Hunter, at the eastern boundary of Gaggin's land, and thence by the right bank of the Hunter to the mouth of the Black Creek; on the west by the black Creek and a line to Brokenback Mountain; on the south by the Brokenback range to the head of Wallis Creek


Police Magistrates at Maitland

1827 Edward C. Close Magistrate at Morpeth

1831 - 1834 Philip Nicoll Anley

1834 - 1836 Pieter Laurenz Campbell

1839 - 1840 Patrick Grant

1840 - 1849 Edward Denny Day

1840 - 1842 Rinaldo Scheberras

1849 - 1856 James Henry Crummer



Chief Constables - Maitland

John Allen - resigned from position in September 1825

John Eckford - appointed September 1825 in place of John Allen. Resigned in November 1831

Peter Peter Reilly/ Riley March 1834 - senior constable at Maitland in 1834

James Young. January 1836 - appointed Chief Constable. Resigned

Peter Riley June 1837 - appointed Chief Constable in room of James Young

George Wood August 1839 - appointed Chief Constable

Henry Garvin 1855 - employed as Chief Constable in 1855




Constables - Maitland

John Earl May 1825 - dismissed from the position of Constable. Find out more about John Earl here

John Hunt May 1825 - appointed in place of John Earl in May 1825. Later constable at Patrick Plains

William Neal 1825 - appointed constableable Allen 1825 - resigned

Constable Willson April 1826 - resigned. Replaced by James Fitzmorris

James Fitzmorris 1826 - employed as constable at Maitland un April 1826

Abraham Hunter .April 1826 - appointed in place of James Fitzmorris who was to be stationed between Wallis Plains and Patrick Plains. Resigned in December 1826. Arrived per Larkins in 1817

James Russell June 1826 - dismissed from position for highly improper conduct

Patrick Bourke June 1826 - appointed in place of Constable Russell. Arrived per Providence. Dismissed in February 1827

James Fitzmorris September 1826 - stationed between Wallis Plains and Patrick Plains until September 1826

James Clogan September 1826 - appointed vice James Fitzmorris between Wallis Plains and Patrick Plains in September 1826. Resigned in August 1827 and replaced by Kerry Lyne

Michael Good January 1827 - employed as Constable at Luskintyre

Andrew Crawford February 1827 - appointed constable in room of Patrick Bourke. Dismissed for misconduct in May 1827. Arrived per Almorah.

William Shaw February 1827 - appointed constable in place of Abraham Hunter. Arrived per Batavia in 1818 Mailand May 1827 - appointed constable in room of Andrew Crawford

Patrick Francis Egan May 1827 - appointed constable at Luskintyre. Resigned March 1828

Kerry Lyne August 1827 - appointed constable in place of James Clogan

Nathaniel Shepherd January 1828 - dismissed for neglect of duty

John Allan March 1828 - appointed constable in the room of Patrick Francis Egan (Eagan)

William Jones....William Jones .July 1829 - resigned from position

Henry Dorkins/ Dawkins....July 1829 - appointed constable in place of William Jones

James Richardson .October 1829 - appointed in place of Henry Dorkins Wilkins..February 1830 - employed as constable

James Black February 1830 - employed as constable

Richard Browning February 1830 - employed as constable

Joseph Daly February 1830 - employed as constable

William Pringall February 1830 - appointed constable

William Tarley February 1830 - appointed constable

James Cornish February 1830 - appointed constable. Appointment cancelled in October 1830

William Hall February to September 1830 - employed as constable

James Curran September 1830 - Appointed in place of William Hall

John Budge October 1830 - Appointed constable in room of James Cornish

James Gallagher September 1831 - Resigned from position

Michael Neale September 1831 - appointed constable in room of James Gallagher. Arrived on the Three Bees in 1814

Peter Reilly November 1831 - appointed in place of John Eckford

Francis Collins January 1832 - replaced

George Wood January 1832 - Appointed in place of Francis Collins

John Moran January 1832 - appointed in place of Robert Cussen. Dismissed in October 1832. Arrived on the Daphne in 1819

David Lyons February 1832 appointed to Maitland. Appointed to Invermein in May 1832. Arrived on the Manlius in 1827

John O'Donnell May 1832 - appointed constable in place of David Lyons. Dismissed July 1832

Robert Cussen October 1832 - appointed in place of John Moran

Samuel Bailey November 1832 - appointed in place of John O'Donnell

Michael Neale July 1833 - dismissed

James Neale July 1833 - appointed in room of Michael Neale

John Moran March 1834 - dismissed. Replaced by Daniel McFarlane

Daniel McFarlane..March 1834 - appointed in room of John Moran

Edward Gaynor January 1835 - dismissed. Replaced by John Scanlan

John Scanlan February - July 1835 - employed at Maitland. Moved to Paterson in July 1835

John Dempsey April 1835 - dismissed

Patrick Caffrey .April 1835 - appointed constable in room of John Dempsey. Dismissed in April 1836

Daly July 1835 - appointed vice Scanlan. Moved to Paterson in February 1836

James Neill January 1836 - resigned

James McDonald .January 1836 - appointed in room of James Neill. Dismissed in May 1836

Daniel McFarlane February 1836 - appointed watch house keeper

James Hennessey February 1836 - appointed constable in room of constable Daley. Dismissed in May 1836. Appointed lock up keeper in 1838

Robert Furze .March 1836 - resigned from position of constable. Formerly stationed at Paterson

Michael Neal April 1836 - appointed in place of Patrick Caffrey

Thomas Tongue .May 1836 - appointed in room of McDonald. Resigned in August 1836

James Walker May 1836 - appointed in May 1836 in room of James Hennessey

James Neale August 1836 - appointed in room of Thomas Tongue

John McDougall August 1836 - resigned from position. Replaced by William Wright

William Wright August 1836 - appointed constable in room of John McDougall. Dismissed February 1837

Charles Loveday..Charles Loveday August 1836 - appointed in room of John Scanlan

William Bellamy September 1836 - appointed in place of Robert Furze

Thomas Tongue October 1836 - appointed constable in room of Charles Lovedayt

Robert Furze October 1836 - appointed constable and watch house keeper in place of Daniel McFarlane

Matthew Griffith January 1837 - appointed in place of Michael Neal

William Wright February 1837 - dismissed

Felix Gallagher February 1837 - ticket of leave holder appointed constable

William Sparks March 1837 - appointed in place of Matthew Griffith. Moved to Wollombi in July 1837

William Smith .April 1837 - appointed in place of William Bellamy in April 1837. Promoted in October 1837am Smith July 1837 - dismissed

Bryan Martin .July 1837 - appointed in room of William Smith. Dismissed in September 1837. Replaced by James Twig

Michael McDonnell October 1837 - appointed in October 1837 in room of William Smith. Dismissed in November 1837

John Dunn .October 1837 - Appointed in place of Michael McDonnell l McLean..October 1837 - dismissed

James Logan November 1837 - appointed in room of Daniel McLean. Dismissed in May 1839

James Twig .November 1837 - employed in place of Bryan Martin

William Clifton January 1838 - resigned

Nathaniel Shepherd .January 1838 - appointed in place of William Clifton

David Creenan January 1838 - appointed in place of James Hennessey

James Hawkes April 1838 - appointed constable Logan..April 1838 - resigned from position Replaced by Joseph McDermott

Joseph McDermott April 1838 - appointed constable in place of James Logan. Resigned in July 1838

John McDougall July 1838 - resigned from position of district constable

Charles Wilson July 1838 - appointed district constable in room of John McDougall

Henry James September 1838 - resigned from position of constable

John Power September 1838 - resigned

Thomas Phillips .September 1838 - appointed constable in place of John Power

James Honey September 1838 - appointed constable. Resigned March 1839

Charles Wilson September 1838 - promoted in September 1838

Peter Reilly September 1838 - appointed constable in room of Charles Wilson who was promoted

Peter Riley January 1839 - resigned

Humphrey Murphy January 1839 - appointed constable in room of Peter Riley

George Roe March 1839 - replaced James Honey

William Moore May 1839 - resigned. Replaced by Michael Neale

Michael Neale .May 1839 - appointed in room of William Moore

Samuel Mitchell 1840 - employed as constable

Thomas Lewis 1842 - employed at Morpeth

Constable Leach 1842 - employed as constable

Constable Fry....Constable Fry 1843 - 45

William Crawford .1843 - 1845 - employed at Maitland and Morpeth

William Kendall 1844 - employed as constable. Dismissed in April 1845h Pritchard..September 1844 - employed as constable.

Benjamin Solomon 1845 - 1851 August 1845 - employed as constable prior to August 1845

John Sims 1845 - 46 - employed as constable

James McGuinness 1845 - 1851 at Morpeth

Alexander McManus 1845 - 1852

James Boylan 1845 - 1849

Thomas Boylan 1845 - 1850

Thomas Threadgat 1846 - 1847. Dismissed for improper conduct in May 1847

Thomas Rushton.1846 - 1850 - employed as constable

Edward Kedwell 1846 - 1853 - employed as constable

Charles Poole 1846 - 1853 - employed as constable

James Bradbury - James Bradbury - 1843 - 1848

William Canham 1848 - 1849

George Hood 1847 - employed as constableable Weaver..1847 - 1848

Benjamin Solomon October 1847 - Michael Neale appointed in place of Benjamin Solomon. Employed at Lochinvar in 1851

Michael Neale .October 1847 appointed in place of Benjamin Solomon

Henry McCartney October 1847 - dismissed

John Murray 1847 - employed as constable

Thomas Lennard/Leonard..1847 - 1862 employed as constable at Maitland and Hinton

Thomas Ward 1848 - 1850

Thomas Philmer/Filmer January 1848 - sworn in as constable

James Denan January 1848

Thomas McNaught January 1848 - appointed constable

John Roberts - January 1848 - sworn in as constable

Thomas Filmer March 1848 - dismissed for drunkenness

Matthew Stephenson March - July 1848 - employed as constable Keegan 1848 - employed as constable. Resigned in 1849

Constable Hogarth January 1849 - dismissed

Constable Rushton January 1849 - dismissed

Edward Manley....Edward Manley - January 1849 - appointed in room of Constable Rushton

Joseph Bromhead January 1849

Joseph Davis .1849 - 1854 - employed at Maitland and Black Creekrick Cookney - April 1849 - appointed in place of Constable Collins

Patrick Holland 1847 - employed as constable. Resigned in May 1849

William Smith May 1849 - appointed constable

James Dwyer May 1849 - 1851 - employed at Maitland and Lochinvar

John Quinlan 1849 - 1851 - employed at Maitland and Morpeth

George Hunter 1850 - 1852 - employed as constable

Constable Raftery September 1851 - employed as constable

Roger Kennedy 1851 - 1854 - employed as constable

John Little 1851 - 1853 - employed as constable at Morpeth

Martin Keenan 1851 - employed as constable

John Doyle 1851 - employed as constable

John Reader March - May 1852 - employed as constable

Adam Stout 1852 - 1853 - employed as constable

Thomas Hall 1852 - 1853 - employed as constable

Josiah Troubridge 1852 - 53 - employed as constable

William Billington 1852 - employed as constable

James Grant 1852

Martin Long 1852

John Lord 1852

Henry McCabe .1852

Peter Naylor 1852

Richard Kerr 1853 - 54

Thomas Bayfield March 1853 - employed as constable

Thomas Clifton...Thomas Clifton 1849 - 1853

Thomas Durley 1853 - employed as constable

Hugh Gallagher 1853 - employed as constable at Morpeth

Thomas Kerrigan 1854 - employed as constabled McLean..1854 - employed as constable


Police Uniforms at Maitland in 1849 Yesterday were opened at the police office two cases recently arrived containing a set of uniforms for the Maitland police, there being for each man a hat, a top coat, a heavy oil skin cape, a blue coat, two pairs of blue cloth 'trowsers', two pair of boots, a leather stock or collar, and a badge for the arm. Anything more ludicrously unfit for the climate of Australia could scarcely be conceived than this uniform, the whole affair being only suited to a climate such as that of Great Britain or even further north. The weight of the uniform is just sixteen pounds four ounces, supposing the constable fully equipped in top coat and cape. The hat perhaps is the most laughable part of the whole; it is black, very heavy, very stiff and topped with black glazed leather, as if expressly intended to absorb and retain as much heat as possible for the benefit of the happy wearer.[3]



MERTON

Bounded on the west by the Mudgee and Cassilis police districts; on the north by a line from the southern boundary of Hall's land, crossing the Waybong at its junction with the Cuenguer Creek to the junction of Dartbrook with the Page and Hunter, and the range between Rouchel River and the head of Sandy Creek; on the east by the range heading Sandy Creek and Muswellbrook, to a point where the road crosses to the east of Mount Arthur, thence by .....Creek to the western boundary of Jerrry's Plains Reserve, thence by the Wambo range; on the south by the Monandilla range, heading Doyle's and Greig's Creek to Widdin Creek


Chief Constables - Merton

William Everness Appointed Constable at Darlington in 1832 and Chief Constable at Merton in March 1836


Constables - Merton

John Needham 1827 - appointed constable in 1827. Dismissed in May 1832

John Menslowe January 1829 - resigned

William Walden..January 1829 - appointed in place of John Menslowe. Dismissed in August 1829

James Cheeseman July 1832 - appointed in place of John Needham

Daniel Kernon July 1832 - appointed constable

Daniel Kenna September 1832 - dismissed for neglect of duty

Wooger Vitnell February 1833 - appointed in place of Daniel Kenna

Thomas Fox November 1833 - appointed in place of Wooger Vitnell

William Powell .September 1836 - appointed constable

John Fox October 1836 - appointed to Merton in October 1836. Appointed to Cassilis in February 1839. Murdered by bushrangers in September 1839.

Jeremiah Burns 1837

James Charlton July 1837 - appointed to the position following the death of Jeremiah Burns in July 1837

James Jennings March 1838 - appointed in March 1838MHugh Murray...1850 - 1851 - employed as constable



MURRURUNDI

Police district of Murrurundi 1840

Police Magistrate - Murrurundi

1840 John Anderson Robertson


Chief Constable - Murrurundi

William Shields Employed as Chief Constable in 1841. Died in 1843 and succeeded by James Johnston

James Johnston Appointed April 1843. Succeeded by Thomas Birkby

Thomas Birkby Appointed July 1847

James McDonnell Appointed January 1849

Michael Fallon Appointed June 1849

John McGivney February 1850. Succeeded by Edwin Norris

Edwin Norris Appointed July 1855


Constables - Murrurundi

William Dowling .1847

Richard Gower 1847

Matthew McDonald Employed in September 1847

Miles Egan 1852

Murrurundi History



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MUSWELLBROOK

Police Magistrates - Muswellbrook

1837 - 1840 Edward Denny Day


1841 David Charles Frederick Scott

January 1843 John James Allman



Chief Constables - Muswellbrook

Patrick Maher Appointed 11 April 1838

Dennis Kenny Appointed 10 February 1839 to 19th September 1839

William Shinkwin Appointed to Muswellbrook in 1839. Succeeded by Samuel Caldwell in 1841

Samuel Caldwell Appointed 14th September 1841. Succeeded by John Campbell 1 July 1846

John Campbell Appointed 1st July 1846; Succeeded by Charles Fox in July 1847; later employed as Chief Constable at Tamworth.

Charles Fox Appointed July 1847. Succeeded by James Sheridan

James Sheridan Appointed Chief Constable at Merton and Muswellbrook 7 September 1856


Constables - Muswellbrook

Matthew McDonnell March 1838 - appointed constable

Thomas Bowlan March 1838 - appointed constable

Francis Skinner April 1838 - appointed constable. Dismissed in May 1839

John Dwyer June 1838

Jeremiah Mahoney June 1838 - appointed constable. Resigned in July 1838

James Logan July 1838 - appointed constable. Had previously served at Maitland

Peter Connor .July 1838 - appointed vice John Dwyer and Jeremiah Mahoney. Dismissed in October 1838

John Hannell October 1838 - appointed in place of Peter Connor. More about John Hannell here

James Moore .May 1839 - appointed constable John Nolan May 1839 - appointed constable

George Burley March 1842 - employed as constable in March 1842. Charged with allowing a prisoner to escape

James Brown March 1842 - employed as a constable in March 1842...John Patersole..1843 - employed as constable

Joseph Ashburn 1847 - 1853

Thomas Berkeley 1848 - employed as a constable in 1848

Muswellbrook History


NEWCASTLE

Newcastle Police District
Newcastle and Raymond Terrace - Bounded on the north by Dungog police district on the west by the William and Hunters rivers to Sparkes's; thence by Throsby's Creek to Sugar Load and the range to the head of Dora Creek,; on the south by Dora Creek and a line from its mouth to Reid's Mistake; on the east by the coast to Port Stephen.


Police Magistrates at Newcastle

January - March 1827 Francis Allman

March 1827 Samuel Wright

June 1836 - 1849 James Henry Crummer

1840 - 45 Richard Tasker Furlong

1846 Major Edward Last



Chief Constables at Newcastle

John Smith 1817 - 1823

James Calvert 1825

George Muir 1825 Find out more about George Muir here

William Rouse Employed January 1837 to August 1839. Succeeded by Robert Tighe. More about William Rouse here

Robert Tighe Employed August 1839 - July 1840. Succeeded by George Felton. More about Robert Tighe here

George Felton Employed July 1840 - 1st November 1840. Succeeded by Jesse Hannell

Jesse Hannell Employed 1st November 1840 - 27 November 1844. Succeeded by Samuel Holt

Samuel Holt .27 November 1844



Constables at Newcastle

Thomas Hughes 1811 - Constable at Newcastle in 1811. Sent to Sydney where he became executioner

Joseph Mackinley 1814 - Constable at Newcastle in 1814. (Arrived per Minerva in 1800)

John Bradley 1817 - Constable at the prison barracks. Came Free per Lloyds 1817. 48th regiment. Dismissed from position of constable in October 1825

Robert Young 1818 - employed as constable at Newcastle gaol. Dismissed in 1830

William Parker 1818 - 1823 employed as bush constable at Newcastle

John Menslowe/Menztler 1818 - 1827 - employed as constable. Replaced by J.B. Hewson in 1827. Moved to the Upper Hunter

John Garside August 1819 - punished for allowing a boat to be taken. Arrived on the Shipley in 1817

William Briffett April 1820 - employed as constable. Arrived on the John Barry in 1819

John Faulkner May 1820 - punished in May 1820 for aiding in a robbery. Arrived on the Guildford in 1816

Charles Browne August 1820 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Atlas in 1816..December 1820 - employed as bush constable at Newcastle

Thomas Foard April 1821 - John Brown April 1821 - employed as constable

Thomas Plumb November 1822 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Morley in 1818

James Ward .November 1822 - employed as constable December 1823 - requested a transfer from Newcastle. Political prisoner - Cato Street Conspirator - arrived on the Guildford in 1820.

William Turvey-1824 - 1825

Charles Merritt 1825

James Tracey 1825

James Bailey 1824 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Grenada in 1819. Resigned in August 1825 and replaced by James Hogan

Francis McNamara March 1825 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Medina in 1823. Died in 1827

William McCarthy September 1825 - appointed as bush constable. Arrived on the Pilot in 1817

James Hogan September 1825 - appointed in place of James Bailey. Replaced by Peter Reilly March 1826

John Bradley November 1825 - dismissed

John Bell November 1825 - appointed constable. Resigned in June 1826

Michael Radford December 1825 - employed as constable. Witness at the trial of Jacob's Irish Brigade

William Redford December 1825 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Countess of Harcourt in 1824

Peter Reilly March 1826 - appointed in place of James Hogan. Resigned in September 1831

John Kelly June 1826 - appointed to position of constable. Replaced by John Duncan in January 1827

James Edwards..............October 1826 - dismissed from position of turnkey at the gaol in October 1826

Phillip Josephs October 1826 - replaced James Edwards as turnkey at the gaol in October 1826. Arrived on the Mangles in 1824

John Broadbent October 1826 - dismissed. Replaced by James Collins. Arrived on the Neptune in 1820

James Collins October 1826 - appointed constable and turnkey at the gaol in the room of Broadbent. Arrived on the ship Dick in 1821

Denis Flannery October 1826 - appointed in place of John Brown. Arrived on the Prince Regent in 1824

John Duncan January 1827 - appointed constable and pound keeper in January 1827 in place of John Kelly

Thomas Bishop January 1827 - dismissed in January 1827. Replaced by J.B. Hewson. Arrived on the Somersetshire in 1814

John Butler Hewson January 1827 - appointed in room of Thomas Bishop. Arrived on the Mangles in 1820

John Duncan January 1827 - appointed in room of John Kelly - March 1827 - appointed in March 1827. Dismissed in January 1828

Nathaniel Shepherd........May 1827 - dismissed for neglect of duty. Later employed at Maitland

William Turvey May 1827 - employed as constable. Resigned January 1828. Arrived on the Larkins in 1817

Robert Cussen July 1827 - appointed constable in place of Francis McNamara in July 1827. Arrived on the Mangles in 1822. July 1827 - replaced by John Butler Hewson in July 1827

John Butler Hewson -July 1827 - appointed in room of John Menztler

George Begrie .July 1827 - appointed constable. Dismissed in August 1829. Arrived per Agamemnon in 1820

Thomas Davies January 1828 - appointed in place of James Hogan in January 1828. Arrived on the Hadlow in 1818

Thomas Dwyer January 1828 - resigned

James Wilkins January 1828 - appointed constable in place of Thomas Dwyer

Thomas Lawson January 1828 - removed from position. Replaced by J.B. Hewson

James Wilkins -January 1828 - appointed in place of Thomas Dwyer. Arrived on the Asia in 1825

Richard Mara .1828 and 1829 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Minerva in 1819

William Turvey January 1828 - resigned from position.

John Mayo January1828 - appointed vice William Turvey

Joseph Williams October 1828 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Sir William Bensley in 1817

James Bailey October 1828 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Grenada in 1819

John Davenport April 1829 - appointed in place of Constable Miffen. Arrived on the Ocean in 1823

Constable Miffen April 1829 - dismissed for drunkenness in April 1829

Henry Usher May 1829 - appointed in place of Constable Brown. Arrived on the Coromandel in 1820

Henry Tilley August 1829 - appointed constable in room of George Begrie..........Dismissed for neglect of duty in March 1830

William Rouse -March 1830 - appointed in room of Robert Young

Peter Reilly September 1831 - resigned from position. Arrived on the Isabella in 1823

Duncan Kennedy September 1831 - appointed in place of Peter Reilly. Arrived on the Mary in 1822. Dismissed in May 1832. Died 1835.

James Gallagher October 1831 - Formerly at Maitland. Appointed to Newcastle October 1831. Arrived on the Isabella in 1823

William Anthony May 1832 - appointed in place of Duncan Kennedy. Arrived on the Claudine in 1829

David Newton May 1832 - dismissed from position for improper conduct. Arrived on the Minerva in 1824

Patrick Crinion May 1832 - appointed in place of David Newton. Dismissed in September 1832. Arrived on the Cambridge in 1827

Joseph Fleming September 1832 - appointed in place of Patrick Crinion. Arrived on the Countess of Harcourt in 1827

James Jarrett August 1833 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Andromeda in 1833

Thomas Smith February 1836 - employed as constable

James Hannell March 1836 - resigned. Replaced by William Saunders

William Saunders March 1836 - appointed constable

Thomas Smith January 1837 - employed as constable

John Hannell March 1837 - dismissed for neglect of duty

Thomas Jones March 1837 - appointed constable in place of John Hannell

Matthew Fraser 1836 - 1837 - employed as constable, turnkey, lockup keeper at the gaol. Arrived on the Manlius in 1827

Isaac Eggleston November 1837 - employed by the A.A. Company as constable at the coal mines. Arrived on the Isabella in 1832

Luke Dooley April 1837 - appointed in place of William Anthony. Arrived on the Norfolk in 1832

Edward Bowring November 1838 - appointed in place of Luke Dooley. Arrived on the Fairlie in 1834

Timothy Tierney December 1838 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Backwell in 1835

William Ledgerwood 1837 - 1852 - employed at Newcastle and Hexham. Arrived on the Norfolk in 1829

Constable Grimaldi March 1842 - employed as constable

Thomas Ford 1843 - Constable at the Stockade

John Rinker 1843 - 1844 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Bussorah Merchant in 1828

John Gow 1843 - 1847

Charles Lane 1844 - 1857. Arrived on the Claudine in 1829

Constable Lackey1845 - Gaol constable at Newcastle

William Nelson 1845 - on duty in the gaol yard at Newcastle

Constable McCaffrey 1846

William Latham March 1847 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Royal George in 1828

Henry Hughes 1850 - 1852 1851

Ebenezer Johnson 1851 - 1852

James Cusack 1852 - 1853

Michael McNamara 1854

Robert Dunlop 1854

Charles Lloyd 1855

In 1836 Newcastle was a town of less importance than Maitland and only four policemen and a watch house keeper were required for the district comprising Newcastle, Hexham and the surrounding settlements. In addition there was a clerk to keep the records, and one scourger. Presumably the cat was in frequent use, for the scourger received a regular gratuity and allowance of so much per day. ....In the event of the scourger being in the first year of his service, his gratuity is to continue according to existing regulations at eight pence a day with the allowance of nine pence a day for rations and clothing. After one year's service, if recommended by you, the gratuity will be raised to one shilling a day with the foregoing allowance of nine pence. [1]



PATERSON

Police District of Paterson...

On the east by the range dividing the Allyn River from the Williams to the latter river near Clarence Town, thence down the right bank of the Williams to its junction with the Hunter ; on the south by the Hunter River as far as Morpeth, and thence by the northern boundary of the Maitland police district


Police Magistrate - Paterson

1837 - 1843 Major Edward Johnstone


Chief Constables - Paterson

John McCrohan Appointed 9th March 1836

James Jordan Appointed July 1838

John McCrohan Replaced James Jordan as Chief Constable in August 1838. Died in May 1839

John Sullivan Appointed 7 May 1839

Michael Joseph Harte Appointed 7 November 1848. Dismissed from the Police Force September 1859


Constables - Paterson

Joseph Sedgley June 1827 - dismissed from position. Replaced by William Barlow

William Barlow June 1827 - appointed in room of Joseph Sedgley

Edmund Irving June 1829 - appointed constable. Retired in November 1830

Nicholas Healy June 1830 - appointed constable

John Hanley November 1830 - appointed in room of Edmund Irving . Dismissed February 1837

Constable Green November 1831 - resigned from position

James Shields/Shiels November 1831 - appointed in room of constable Green

Austin McGinty January 1833 - appointed constable in room of constable Kenny. Dismissed for drunkenness and neglect of duty in April 1833

Patrick Neal .April 1833 - appointed in room of Austin McGinty

Richard Hughes January 1834 - appointed constable in place of Patrick Neal. Arrived per Guildford in 1822

James Wooll June 1834 - appointed constable in room of William Shaw

William Bourke 1834 - 35 - employed as constable

James Shields April 1835 - dismissed from position. Replaced by William Shaw

William Shaw April 1835 - appointed constable. Resigned in January 1836

Thomas Phillips June 1835 - appointed constable. Later constable at Maitland

Robert Furze June 1835 - appointed constable. Arrived per Nithsdale in 1830. Later watch house keeper at Maitland

John Lombard July 1835 - dismissed. Replaced by John Scanlan

John Scanlan July 1835 - appointed in room of John Lombard. Previously at Maitland

John Hyatt January 1836 - appointed in room of William Shaw. Dismissed in August 1836

John Daley February 1836 - transferred from Maitland to Paterson. February 1836 until November 1836

Wooger Vitnell March 1836 - appointed in room of John Scanlan in March 1836 until September 1836

John Malone March 1836 - appointed constable in room of Robert Furze

John Lambert April 1836 - appointed constable

Donald Ross May 1836 - appointed constable. Resigned November 1836

James Wooll November 1836 - appointed constable in room of Donald Ross

Joseph Fleming May 1836 - November 1836 - employed as constable

Wooger Vitnell September 1836 - dismissed for drunkenness

Thomas Franklin September 1836 - appointed in room of Wooger Vitnell

George Gutteridge Appointed in room of John Hyatt in August 1836

John Toole November 1836 - appointed in place of John Daley

James Broderick November 1836 - appointed in room of Joseph Fleming

Patrick Connolly December 1836 - appointed in room of James Broderick. Dismissed Dec. 1838

John Toole January 1837 - dismissed Thomas Kennelly..January 1837 - appointed in place of John Toole

Edward Dogherty/ Docherty February 1837 - appointed in place of John Hanley. Dismissed in June 1837

William Fish June 1837 - appointed in place of Edward Dogherty 13 June 1837 until July 1837

James Broderick July 1837 - appointed in place of William Fish

James Wooll July 1837 - resigned

Wooger Vitnell July 1837 - appointed in place of James Wool. Resigned in December 1837

Thomas Kennelly November 1837 - resigned

John Franklin November 1837 - resigned

Stephen Wooll November 1837 - appointed constable in room of Thomas Kennelly

James Wooll jun November 1837 - appointed constable in room of John Franklin

John Lawless December 1837 - appointed in place of Wooger Vitnell

James Wooll February 1838 - resigned

Thomas Rodwell February 1838 - appointed in place of James Wooll senior

Wooger Vitnell February 1838 - resigned

Patrick Cunningham February 1838 - appointed in place of Wooger Vitnell. Dismissed in August 1838

James Wooll jun April 1838 - resigned

Martin Tighe April 1838 - appointed constable in place of James Wooll junior

John Sullivan July 1838 - appointed constable

George Gutteridge August 1838 - appointed in room of Patrick Cunningham

Constable Murphy August 1838 - dismissed

Luke Griffin August 1838 - appointed in place of Constable Murphy

William Scammell August 1838 - appointed watch house keeper vice Nixon

Martin Tighe September 1838 - dismissed

William Burns September 1838 - appointed in room of Martin Tighe

Donald Kennedy November 1838 - appointed vice William Burns

Michael Mallon November 1838 - appointed vice Patrick Connelly. Dismissed in February 1839

Martin Tighe February 1839 - appointed constable in place of Michael Mallon

James Wooll February 1839 - appointed watch house keeper

Hugh McGowan February 1839 - appointed vice Wooll

John Willis December 1844 - employed as constable

Constable Holmes October 1845 - employed as constable

Constable Gillies October 1845 - employed as constable

Constable Birne 1848 - employed as constable

Edmond Long 18Edmond Long 1849 - employed as constable

Abraham Long 1850 - employed as constable


PATTERSON'S PLAINS

Constables - Patterson's Plains

Richard Binder District Constable in April 1824

Thomas Davis Dismissed from position of constable in April 1824

Joseph Thompson September 1825 - appointed constable and scourger

William Scattergood December 1826 - appointed constable. Ticket of Leave holder, arrived per Atlas 1816

Thomas Scott December 1826 - appointed constable. Ticket of Leave holder, arrived per Larkins in 1817

Kerry Lyne January 1827 - resigned from position. Replaced by R.M. Clarke. Later constable at Maitland

Ralph M. Clarke January 1827 - appointed district constable and pound keeper in the room of Kerry Lyne. Arrived per Dick.

Thomas Quin January 1827 - appointed ordinary constable. Dismissed for neglect of duty in May 1827. Replaced by Abraham Field

Abraham Field/ Fielding May 1827 - appointed constable in place of Thomas Quin

Michael Clarke June 1827 - appointed constable in room of Adam Fielding

Bernard McLoughlin June 1827 - appointed constable and lock up keeper. Arrived per Isabella in 1822

William Smith August 1827 - appointed constable and scourger

William Shaw January 1829 - appointed constable in room of Michael Clarke

William Scattergood January 1829 - resigned from position

George Berwick January 1829 - appointed constable in room of William Scattergood. Resigned June 1830

Edmund Irving June 1829 - appointed in place of constable Barwick. Resigned in November 1830 due to infirm state.

John Smith October 1829 - dismissed from position. Replaced by George Berwick.

George Berwick October 1829 - appointed constable

Thomas Budd February 1830 - appointed constable

Richard Lloyd February 1830 - dismissed for gross misconduct

William McBride February 1830 - appointed in room of Richard Lloyd. Resigned in May 1830

John Boardman May 1830 - appointed in room of William McBride

Thomas Fuller August 1830 - appointed constable in place of Thomas Budd

Constable Marland August 1830 - deceased. Replaced by William Scattergood

William Scattergood .August 1830 - appointed constable

Michael Byrne September 1830 - appointed constable in place of Thomas Fuller

John Boardman May 1830 - employed as constable in room of William McBride

Patrick Doolan May 1830 - dismissed from position as pound keeper

Johnson Brothers June 1830 - appointed constable in June 1830 in room of John Boardman

Constable Healy September 1830 - appointed watch house keeper. Dismissed from position of constable 1832.

John Hanley/Henley November 1830 - replaced Edmund Irving. Employed as constable in September 1831. Dismissed in February 1837

Henry Green September 1830 - appointed in September 1830 in place of Constable Healy who was promoted

John Maxwell August 1831 - employed as constable. Dismissed in May 1832

James Curran September 1831 - resigned

William Bowles September 1831 - appointed in room of James Curran

James Thompson September 1831 - resigned in September 1831

Robert Cussen Appointed constable in place of James Thompson in September 1831

William Bowles November 1831 - appointed to another position

John Smith November 1831 - appointed constable in room of William Bowles

Ralph M. Clark 1832 - appointed Constable in room of Constable Healy in 1832

William Charles Stewart - May 1832 - appointed constable in room of John Maxwell

John Waggoner September 1832 - appointed constable in room of W.C. Stewart

Arthur Kenny January 1833 - dismissed

Robert Cussen June 1832 - appointed constable in place of Arthur Kenny

Nathaniel Nixon January 1833 - appointed constable in room of R.M. Clarke

Thomas Filmer March 1848 - dismissed for drunkenness



PORT STEPHENS

Police District - Port Stephens


Police Magistrate

1831 -1831 - 1834
Robert Gerrald Moffatt

Chief Constables - Port Stephens

John Field Chief Constable at Port Stephens 1832 - 1835. In 1835 John Field was appointed Gaoler at
Newcastle gaol, a position he held until his death in 1845

Constables - Port Stephens

John Byron March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

William Smith March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

Daniel Ivory March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

Charles Beal March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

John Summers March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

Robert Wylie March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

William Cowell March 1826 - appointed honorary constable

Richard Barnes April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - came free to the colony

Michael Kierman April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Tyne in 1819

John Massey April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Providence in 1811

William Wetson April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Indefatigable in 1815

John Newton April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Cawdry

Alexander Green April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Countess of Harcourt in 1824

John Maher April 1827 - appointed honorary constable - arrived per Lord Eldon in 1817

John Maher June 1827 - dismissed for drunkenness and assault

Alexander Green June 1827 - dismissed from position as flagellator of the A.A. Company in 1827

Edward Jones August 1827 - appointed honorary constable

James Brown August 1827 - appointed honorary constable

Patrick Morrissey August 1827 - appointed honorary constable

John Smith August 1827 - appointed honorary constable

Charles Hancock July - October 1832 - employed as constable

Isaac Turnbull October 1832 - appointed constable in room of Charles Hancock. Resigned in March 1833

Michael Ryan July 1832 - appointed constable

Constable Birmingham 1832 - employed as constable

Henry Herring 1833 - employed as constable

Isaac Turnbull March 1833 - resigned

John McGibbon-March 1833 - appointed constable in room of Isaac Turnbull

Constable Cotton August 1834 - resigned in August 1834

John McCarthy March 1836 - dismissed

John Parnell March 1836 - appointed constable in room of John McCarthy. Suspended in 1840


SCONE - INVERMEIN

Police District of Scone

Bounded on the east by the crest of the range forming the boundaries of the counties Gloucester and Macquarie, thence by the range leading to the west of Mount Royal and heading the Rouchell River to the northern boundary of the Merton police district; on the south by the northern boundary of the Merton district; on the west by the eastern boundary of the Cassilis district to Mount Terell.

Police Magistrate - Scone

1840 John Anderson Robertson


Chief Constables - Scone

Timothy Ferry Appointed in January 1836. Succeeded by Thomas Lowrie

Thomas Lowrie Appointed 22 December 1840

Anthony Sadleir Appointed in January 1848. Succeeded by Richard Boddilly

Richard Boddilly Appointed 4th April 1851. Died in 1854. Succeeded by Hugh B. Murray

Hugh B. Murray Appointed 19th May 1854

Constables - Scone

Constable Gorman May 1829 - replaced by Thomas Owen

Thomas Owen May 1829 - appointed constable in place of Constable Gorman. Dismissed August 1830

John Dorkins August 1830 - appointed constable in room of Thomas Owen

John O'Donnell June 1831 - appointed in room of John Dorkins

John Wiseman February 1832 - appointed constable and scourger

David Lyons May 1832 - appointed constable. Dismissed in December 1832.

James Nesbitt December 1832 - appointed constable in place of David Lyons

Timothy Ferry January 1833 - appointed vice James Nesbitt

James/ Thomas Boland March 1836 - dismissed from position of constable

John Davis March 1836 - appointed in place of Constable Boland

James Northey March 1836 - ticket of leave holder. Appointed constable

Charles Handibo June 1836 - appointed constable

Willliam Handibo June 1836 - appointed constable

William Feeney March 1837 - appointed constable

James Mahoney March 1837 - appointed constable. Dismissed in April 1837

John Camfield March 1837 - appointed constable in room of John Davis

William Whealan April 1837 - appointed constable in room of James Mahoney

John McGinnis November 1837 - appointed in place of John Camfield. Dismissed in September 1838

James Gillett September 1838 - appointed in place of John McGinnis

Thomas Ashton 1838 - employed as constable

John Conner February 1839 - dismissed. Replaced by Felix McBride

Felix McBride February 1839 - appointed constable and watch house keeper

Edward Lally February 1839 - appointed constable 4th February 1839

Thomas Aspinall 1843 - 45 - employed as a constable

Edward Courtney September 1847 - employed as constable

Alexander McGeeApril 1848 - employed as constable

Patrick Dungoon 1851 - employed as a constable



SINGLETON - PATRICK PLAINS

Police District Patrick Plains

Bounded by the Scone district; on the east by the range leading from Mount Royal to Mount Tyerman, thence by a line dividing Lamb's Valley from the Glendon Brook, by the Hunter to the junction of Black Creek, and thence by a line to Brokenback Mountain, and to the head of Werring Creek; on the south by the range heading Milbro Dale to the Wambo range.


Police Magistrates - Singleton


1830 - 1837 Captain Charles Forbes

1837 Charles Wray Finch

1839 Percy Simpson

1848 John Crighton Stuart McDouall


Chief Constables - Singleton

William Cooke Appointed 8th February 1836

Samuel H. Horne Appointed May 1839 on the resignation of William Cooke


Constables - Singleton

John Hunt May 1825 - appointed constable at Patrick Plains. Arrived per Larkins in 1817

Isaac Perrott 1825 - Employed as district constable. Arrived on the Hadlow in 1818

Thomas Smith September 1825 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Royal Admiral in 1800

George Tigley September 1825 - appointed constable. Previously at Windsor. Arrived on the Baring in 1819

John Reid December 1825 - recommended for the police force at Patrick Plains

Thomas Farnham December 1825 - appointed constable for the district beyond Patrick Plains. Dismissed in January 1827. Witness at the trial of Lieut. Nathanial Lowe

Samuel Owen January 1826 - appointed honorary constable. Arrived on the Mary in 1822

John Blackmore November 1826 - appointed constable. Employed by Isaac Perrott. Resigned in December 1828. Arrived on the Hadlow in 1818

John Needham January 1827 - appointed constable at Patrick Plains. Also employed at Merton. Arrived per Prince Regent in 1820

William Walden April 1827 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Three Bees in 1814

Francis Adams August 1827 - appointed constable

Thomas Roper March 1828 - appointed constable in room of Francis Adams. Resigned in February 1830

Martin Herring 1828 - 1829 - employed between 1828 and until May 1829

Patrick Caslin October 1828 - appointed constable. Dismissed in May 1829. Replaced by Thomas Fuller

William Waldon October 1828 - dismissed for improper conduct

David Warden April 1829 - dismissed

James Bradford April 1829 appointed constable in room of David Warden. Resigned in September 1829

Thomas Gunnning May 1829 - dismissed. Replaced by William Adams.

Thomas Fuller May 1829 appointed constable in room of Patrick Caslin

William Adams May 1829 - appointed constable

John Smith  May 1829 - appointed constable in room of Martin Herring Dismissed in September 1831. Replaced by Daniel McFarlane

John Dent December 1829 - appointed in room of William Adams.

William Houlaghan March 1830 - appointed constable in room of Thomas Fuller. Arrived on the Mangles in 1822

Matthew Murtagh May 1830 - dismissed for neglect of duty. Ticket of Leave holder. Replaced by William Adams

John Allen July 1830 - appointed watch house keeper in room of Thomas Fuller

William Adams December 1830 - dismissed for neglect of duty

John McInness February 1830 - appointed constable in room of Thomas Roper

William Kelly September 1830 - appointed constable in place of William Adams

John Caltherwood December 1830 - resigned from position of scourger and constable in December 1830

John Smith September 1831 - dismissed

Daniel McFarlane September 1831 - appointed constable. Arrived on the Boyne in 1826

Robert McGee May 1832 - deceased. Replaced by William Everness in May 1832. Arrived on the Agamemnon in 1820

William EvernessMay 1832 - appointed constable

James Bradford April 1834 - appointed constable

Samuel Cook May 1834 - resigned in May 1834. Replaced by Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster May 1834 - appointed constable 16 May 1834

Charles Hancock April 1835 - appointed constable in room of James Bradford

John Brest August 1835 - dismissed from the position

William Daniels March 1836 - appointed

Thomas Pearman June 1836 - appointed constable

Joshua Coughlan July 1836 - appointed constable in place of William Daniels

James Davis October 1836 - appointed constable

Robert Marshall November 1836 - appointed constable. Resigned November 1837

Charles Hancock December 1836 - dismissed. Replaced by Daniel Jordan

Daniel Jordan December 1836 - appointed December 1836

William Chitty December 1836 - appointed constable in place of Joshua Coughlan

Henry Thompson March 1837 - dismissed from position

George Hudson March 1837 - appointed constable in room of Henry Thompson. Dismissed in June 1837

Daniel Jordan April 1837 - dismissed from position April 1837. Replaced by William Molloy. Arrived on the Andromeda in 1830

William Molloy April 1837 - appointed constable in place of Daniel Jordan. Arrived on the City of Edinburgh in 1832. Dismissed in January 1839

William Waldon June 1837 - appointed in room of George Hudson

Peter Dalton April 1837 - dismissed from the position . Replaced by John Daly

Charles Halchin April 1837 - resigned. Arrived on the Albion in 1827

David Morris April 1837 - appointed in place of Charles Halchin

John Daly April 1837 - appointed in April 1837. Dismissed in June 1837

Jonathan Foster June 1837 - appointed in place of John Daly. Arrived on the Dunvegan Castle in 1830

George Hudson June 1837 - dismissed

William Walden June 1837 - appointed constable in room of George Hudson. Dismissed August 1837

George Smith September 1837 - appointed constable. Resigned in December 1837

Patrick Fitzpatrick November 1837 - appointed constable

Daniel O'Brien November 1837 - appointed constable vice Robert Marshall

James Mulvaney 1837 - Dismissed from position 1837

John Kirton November 1837 - appointed constable in place of James Mulvaney

John Toole February 1838 - appointed constable in place of George Smith

Robert Gore March 1838 - appointed constable

John Harvey March 1838 - appointed constable

John Mackinness April 1838 - appointed constable

Joseph Williamson August 1838 - appointed constable

George Fawcett June - December 1838 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Susan in 1834

John Ryan October 1838 - appointed constable. Resigned in December 1838

James White December 1838 - dismissed

Robert Gosling Employed in 1839 - 40

John Ditton....February 1839 - appointed constable in room of Constable Dwyer who was dismissed

John Brown March 1839 - appointed constable

Henry Smith 1843 - 1847 - employed as constable Black Creek and Singleton. Apprehended bushranger John Quigley in 1843.

Terence McGuire 1846 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Forth in 1830. Died in 1850

Peter Goulding March 1847 - appointed constable. Arrived per Marquis of Huntley in 1835

James Kelly 1847 - employed as constable at Jerry's Plains in 1847

Charles Dean 1848 - 1849 - employed as constable

Laurence Kenny 1848 - 1851 - employed as constable

Thomas Giles 1853 - 1855 - employed at Black Creek and Singleton

Samuel Miles Employed as constable in 1853




WOLLOMBI

Police District of Wollombi....

Bounded on the north by the southern boundaries of the police districts of Merton, Patrick Plains and Maitland; on the east by that of Brisbane Water; on the south by the Colo River, and the norterhn boundary of Windsor police district; and on the west by the north eastern boundary of the Bathurst, and the south eastern boundary of Mudgee districts


Police Magistrate

1839 - 1846 David Dunlop


Chief Constables - Wollombi

Joseph Fleming Appointed November 1842

William Hobbs Appointed 1 January 1847

George Allen Appointed 5 March 1850


Constables - Wollombi

Patrick Doolan May 1827 - appointed ordinary constable. To be stationed on Wallumby Brook between the farms of Campbell and Finch. Arrived per Three Bees in 1814

John Smith June 1830 - employed as constable

John McDougall April 1835 - appointed constable

William Sparks July 1837 - transferred from Maitland

William Moore February 1838 - appointed constable

Constable Graham 1843 - appointed constable

Constable Harpur October 1843 - employed as constable

William Moss February 1848 - employed as constable

Phillip Galway 1848 - employed as constable

Constable Brasle January 1849 - employed as constable

Charles Kelly February 1849 - employed as constable

Henry Blake Employed c. 1850 - 1852

Joseph Delandre Employed c. 1850 - 1852



Notes and Links

1). The First Nightwatch

2). The Escort of Prisoners and the serving of Subpoenas and Summonses -
NSW Correspondence between Colonial Department and Teasury

3). Superintendent of Police NSW Francis Rossi arrived on the
Hercules in 1825

4). Newcastle Gaol

5). Maitland Gaol

6). Scourgers

7). Hunter Valley Bushrangers

8). Commandant of the Mounted Police 1837 -
Major James Winnett Nunn

9).
Executions at Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

10). Chronology of Policing in NSW - From Australian Police site

11). In 1862, the New South Wales Police Force officially became a single entity when the Police Regulation Act 1862 was passed. The Act unified the Metropolitan, Water, Rural, Native, Mounted Police and the Gold Escort under an Inspector-General, and created sub-districts across the state with a Police Inspectors in charge of each one.

Appointments under the new Act in 1862 included:

Inspector General - John McLerie

Superintendents - H. Zouch; D.H. Scott; W. Chatfield; J.A. McLerie; T.B. Carne; George Markham; E.V. Morisset; James Garland

Inspectors: Sir F. W. Pottinger; Critchett Walker; F.R. Wilshire; E.Marlay; E.M. Batty

Sub-Inspectors: W. Benson; F.A. Blake; A.A. Abbott; T.A. White; J.G. Hussey; Messrs Black, Singleton, Reed, O'Neill and Hogg

Sub-Inspector of Detectives: Mr. Harrison




Constable Rushton

Following are just a few of the indignities Constable Rushton suffered in the course of his duties while he was at Maitland in the 1840’s:

May 1846: Assaulted by Thomas Clarkin

February 1847: Assaulted by Thomas Bray

May 1847: Assaulted by Donald Fraser

June 1847: Assaulted by James Forester

June 1847: Assaulted by Thomas Brown

October 1847: Assaulted by Florence Sullivan

November 1847: Assaulted by William Sampson

December 1847: Assaulted by Robert Anderson

January 1848: Assaulted by Mr. Rafferty

February 1848: Struggled for two hours with Samuel Hewen and William Powell before he managed to get them to the lockup

March 1848: Bitten on the leg and finger by John Shaw as he was arresting him for drunkenness

March 18481: Kicked in the stomach by Daniel O’Rourke as he was arresting O’Rourke for drunkenness

April 1848: Bitten by a woman he was attempting to take to the lockup when he put her over his shoulder

April 1848: Kicked and pulled down by the throat, his jacket torn, by William Charlick

August 1848: Struck on the head by George Goodier

November 1848: Bitten, kicked and hit, his clothes torn, in an assault by John Cannon

November 1848: Assaulted by Ann and John Tabenor while at the Rising Sun Inn

(Constable Rushton was dismissed from his position in 1849 after being found gambling in a public house)


Rewards for the Apprehension of Runaway Convicts in 1832

The following order was forwarded by the Colonial Secretary Mr. Alexander McLeay to the Magistrates of Newcastle district in April 1832 - 'His Excellency the Governor-in-Council having taken into consideration the system of pecuniary awards hitherto adopted in this colony for the apprehension of runaway convicts is pleased to direct that the following regulations be established, and those now in force annulled, from and after the 30th day of April instant:

2. For the apprehension and conveyance before a magistrate of every runaway convict who shall have been absent twenty four hours or upwards from Government work, or the service of an individual, there shall be paid as a reward the sum of ten shillings, which sum may be increased to twenty shillings if the magistrate before whom the convict is taken shall consider that, from any particular circumstances attending the capture, the constable or person capturing is entitled to a higher reward than ten shillings.

3. For the apprehension of a runaway who shall have been absent a similar period from any iron gang, there shall be paid the sum of twenty shillings which sum may be increased to thirty shillings if judged proper by the magistrate for the foregoing reasons

4. These rewards to be paid by the Principal Superintendent of Police in Sydney, on the applicants producing and having as a voucher the magistrate's certificate, prepared in the form hereunto annexed.

5. In addition, if any runaway so apprehended shall, during the period of his having been illegally at large, have committed any felonious offence of which he shall after his apprehension be convicted, the constable or other person apprehending him shall, over and above the foregoing sums receive a further reward of five pounds. This reward to be also paid by the Principal Superintendent of Police in Sydney

6. Nothing herein contained is to deprive the person or persons apprehending notorious offenders of their claim to any reward the Government may think fit to bestow in cases of remarkable skill, courage or perseverance.

7. Where runaways are apprehended by prisoners of the Crown, who are entitled by Government regulations to an allowance of time in their probation for a ticket of leave as a reward for such meritorious conduct, no pecuniary reward shall be given, unless the prisoners shall waive his title to the allowance of time in his probation , and take the pecuniary reward in lieu.



References

[1] Newcastle Morning Herald 14 September 1910 (Early Newcastle)

[2] Correspondence between the Colonial Department and the Treasury, including Copy of a Despatch from the Governor of New South Wales, and the Reply thereto of the Secretary of State, dated the 28th day of June 1840, relative to the Finances of the Colony, and the Application of Land Sales to Poice and Gaols - General Estimate for Proposed Expenditure for Police

[3] Maitland Mercury February 1849


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