Clayton Time Line


1835 - Anti-Transportation League founded in Sydney.

1835 - A land route opened from Sydney to Port Phillip.

1835 – Wollongong’s first Court House was erected.

1835 – Archbishop John Bede Polding arrived as first Roman Catholic Bishop of Australia (13/9/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Henry Porcher (1/1/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Royal Admiral (22/1/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Bengal Merchant (30/1/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Forth (3/2/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Lady Kennaway (4/3/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Lady Nugent (9/4/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Siren (9/4/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Clorinda (12/5/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Resource (20/5/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Marquis of Huntley (5/7/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Westmoreland (15/7/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Currency Lass (29/7/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Hero (31/8/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Mary (6/9/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship England (28/9/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Blackwell (29/9/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Mary Ann (26/10/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Lady Macnaughten (26/10/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Warrior (20/11/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Royal Sovereign (12/12/1835).

1835 – Arrival of convict ship Hive (10/12/1835).

Names of ships arriving in 1835

Blackwell transported 150 male Irish convicts

Bengal Merchant (2) transported 19 male Irish convicts

Clorinda transported 7 male Irish convicts

Currency Lass transported only 2 male Irish convicts

England (3) transported 9 male Irish convicts

Forth (3) transported 196 male Irish convicts

Henry Porcher (2) transported 5 male Irish convicts

Hero transported 199 male Irish convicts

Hive (2) transported 250 male Irish convicts

Lady Kennaway (1) transported 32 male Irish convicts

Lady McNaughten transported 300 male Irish convicts

Lady Nugent (1) transported 19 male Irish convicts

Marquis of Huntley (4) transported 13 male Irish convicts

Mary Anne II transported 12 male Irish convicts

Mary III (5) transported 27 female Irish convicts

New York Packet transported only 1 male Irish convict

Royal Admiral (3) transported 203 male Irish convicts

Royal Sovereign (2) transported 8 male Irish convicts

Siren transported 4 male Irish convicts

Warrior transported 9 male Irish convicts

Westmoreland (1) transported 7 male Irish convicts - (Ref -


Clayton, Joseph, 26, tried 1837, Dublin City, life, b1812, Dublin City, stealing wearing apparel, married 4f children, first cousin Samuel Clayton engraver came free to colony, servant indoor. - (REf -

John Claytonn - John Clayton, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822 - Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions - Sentence term: 7 years - Ship: Surrey - Departure date: 2nd October, 1822 - Arrival date*: 2nd June, 1823 - Place of arrival New South Wales - Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts - (Ref-

1873 - ON Wednesday last (the Yass Courier), Mr Sub Inspector Brennan, in his capacity of local Inspector of distilleries, made a sesure, on behalf of the Crown, of a dorryload of spirits, wine, It oppoois that Mr George Renolds, of Baltinglass, near Gunning, is licensed to distil blandy to foitife the wines made in his extensive vineyard, and on Wednesday Mr Brennan, about seven miles on the Yass side of Gunning, and on the great southern road, come upon a large and well built doublo waggon, tilted ovoi, and drawn by six valuable horses, the driver was upon seventh horse On on quumgas to the contents of the waggon the Inspector was informed that it was wine, enroute to a station possessed by Mr Reynolds down the river. Mr Brennan, however, had his doubts on the subject, and was about to broach a cask or two with a gimlet, which by some means was at hand, when he was told it was no use, as there was brandy as well as wine on the waggon. It was then discovered that there wore seven 35 gallon casks of brandy, of unusual strength, and seven 35 gallon casks of colonial wine in the load, which, together with the waggon, seven horses, and other property, were at once declared to be confiscated, and taken back to Gunning, where the whole was given into the safe keeping of the Police tho value of the property seizod exoeeds £500 and in addition, Mr Reynolds' two Burotios are likely to be called upon to pay £100 each for his having infringed the conditions of his license The property remains at Gunning, awaiting instructions from Mr Lums darno, the chief inspector of distilleries. - (Ref- The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 23 September 1873).

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Dick, Alexander (1791–1843) by John Wade This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume, (MUP), 2005 Alexander Dick (c.1791-1843), silversmith, was born in Scotland, one of at least seven children and possibly related to an Edinburgh silversmith with the firms Dick & Robertson or Dick & McPherson. Alexander arrived as a free settler in Sydney from Leith on 16 October 1824 in the Portland. At first he may have worked for James Robertson, who had come from Scotland in 1822, but by April 1826 Dick was advertising his already-established business at 104 Pitt Street. He married Charlotte, daughter of William Hutchinson, on 2 June at the Scots Church. Business prospered, the 1828 census showing that he employed two silversmiths, two jewellers and a servant girl. He soon moved to new premises at 6 Williams Place, George Street, where he employed up to six other craftsmen. In January 1829, smarting from a flogging of twenty-five lashes instigated by Dick, his assigned convict Alexander Robertson accused him of receiving twelve silver dessertspoons stolen from the home of Alexander McLeay, the colonial secretary. Charged with receiving stolen goods, Dick was tried on 26 May, found guilty and sentenced to seven years imprisonment on Norfolk Island. The merchant Samuel Terry, watchmaker James Robertson and engraver Samuel Clayton were among those who testified to his good character. Forty leading citizens, including a reluctant McLeay, signed a memorial to Governor Darling on behalf of Mrs Dick. On 1 February 1833 Governor Bourke pardoned Dick, stating that 'some favourable circumstances have been represented to me on his behalf'. The pardon described Dick: 'Height 5 ft 7 ins [170 cm]—Complexion fair ruddy and a little pock pitted—Hair sandy brown—Eyes grey—Remarks less a front tooth in Upper Jaw, Mole right side of Chin, Nose broad and broken'. Returning to Sydney, he resumed business. He was praised as the maker of the eighty-four ounce (2381 g) silver Sydney Subscription Cup (now lost), ornamented with a gold horse finial and gold horse-heads, for a race-meeting in 1834. That year, the Polish explorer John Lhotsky claimed to have found the first gold in Australia on the Monaro Plains and took it to Dick, who heated the samples in a crucible and poured out a small button of molten gold. In February 1835 and October 1836 Dick advertised for more craftsmen, moving in February 1837 to bigger premises in the most fashionable area, opposite the barracks gate on the eastern side of George Street. The Charlotte, arriving in January 1840, brought from Scotland sixteen bounty immigrants sponsored by Dick, including two jewellers, a silversmith-clockmaker and a watchmaker. He bought land, built The Hermitage at Vaucluse and went on family picnics around the harbour. He and Charlotte had four sons and four daughters. His works were spare, Classical Revival in style, and derivative, often with elaborate and florid embossed scenes. Extant silver pieces include communion plate for the Scots Church, Sydney; a dog collar presented in 1834 to the publican Michael Farrell's dog Tiger for killing twenty rats in two minutes two seconds; the forty-four-ounce (1247 g) bell-shaped Cavan Challenge Cup won by Lieutenant Waddy's horse Frederick at the Yass plains races in 1836; a foundation trowel for the Royal Exchange, Sydney, 1840; the Anniversary Day Regatta Cup 1840 (held by the Art Gallery of South Australia); tankards, pap boats, christening mugs and many pieces of cutlery. The 1835 silver snuff box (held by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney) presented to Captain T. B. Daniel, with a crudely-embossed view of Sydney Harbour, emu, kangaroo and Aborigine under a palm tree, has been attributed to his workman Joseph Forrester. Imported clocks, watches, plate and jewellery rather than his local manufactures, however, were the backbone of his business. Dick announced in the Australian in August 1841 that he intended to retire due to ill health; in September he lost two sons from scarlet fever. His firm continued to trade until his death, after a long illness, on 15 February 1843 at his George Street residence; he was buried in the Presbyterian section of the Devonshire Street cemetery and left an estate of nearly £9000. His wife and six children survived him. In 1846 his widow sold up and in 1848 married her neighbour Francis Ellard, the music-shop-owner, singer and composer, with her eldest son Alexander (1827-1867) as witness. Select Bibliography ?J. B. Hawkins, Nineteenth Century Australian Silver, vol 1 (Suffolk, Eng, 1990) ?Australiana, 9, no 4, Nov 1987, p 110, 23, no 4, Nov 2001, p 111 ?Australian, 21 Oct 1824, p 3, 6 June 1827, p 3, 30 May 1829, p 3, 25 April 1834, p 3, 28 Jan 1840, p 2, 26 June 1841, p 2, 21 Aug 1841, p 3 ?Sydney Gazette, 15 Apr 1826, p 3, 28 May 1829, p 2, 17 Feb 1835, p 1, 14 Nov 1835, p 2, 1 Dec 1835, p 2, 7 June 1936 ?Sydney Herald, 21 Dec 1835, p 2, 24 Dec 1835, p 2.

Samuel Clayton b. 1783 Dublin, Ireland edit Artist (Painter), (Printmaker), Portraitist, engraver, art teacher and silversmith born in Ireland. Transported to NSW, reputedly for forgery, he prospered in the colony. Biographical Data b. 1783 Dublin, Ireland Biography 1 biography Associates 14 people Groups 2 groups Works 11 works Exhibitions Collections 3 collections Recognitions References 13 references Version history | Talk | Updated Oct. 19, 2011 | Created Jan. 1, 1992 Name Samuel Clayton Gender MaleRoles Artist (Painter) Artist (Printmaker) Artist Birth date c.1783 Birth place Dublin, IrelandDeath date 1853Death place Gunning, NSWActive Period c.1793-c.1851 1 October 1824-1853 1816-1823 Arrival 1816 (Arrived New South Wales in the 'Surrey'.) Residence 1853 Gunning, NSW c.1835-c.1845 Windsor, NSW c.1832-c.1834 24 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 1816-1835 Sydney, NSW 1783-1816 Dublin, Ireland Training (Trained by Benjamin Clayton), Dublin, Ireland Other Occupation Silversmith (ANZSIC code: 2591) Art teacher (ANZSIC code: 8022) Engraver (ANZSIC code: 6924) Is IndigenousNo Languages English Initial Record Data SourceThe Dictionary of Australian Artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870 - (Ref-