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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
             
13198 Button John - 1844 26 October Liverpool Plains MM
 
Obtained licence to depasture stock beyond the limits of location



29671 Button John - 1834 16 August Dartbrook SG
 
Assigned a convict indoor servant



30262 Button John - 1839 Murrurundi Returns of the Colony - Colonial Secretary
 
Postmaster



66545 Button John - 1838 7 February Invermein GG
 
Assigned 1 labourer



108077 Button John - 1836 27 January near Marylane, Page's River GG 1836
 
Application for land - 800 acres - near land applied for by Francis Little



109325 Button John - 1837 Invermein GRC
 
Dennis Duff per 'Heber' assigned servant



117339 Button John - 1839 30 January Co. Durham. Near Mount Wingen GG 1839
 
On list of leases that expire. Dated 23 December 1834. RE let 15th March 1838



128222 Button John - 1836 - 37 Invermein GRC
 
Francis Murphy per 'Calcutta' assigned servant



131811 Button John - 1837 27 September Invermein GG
 
Assigned 2 convict labourers



179286 Button John - 15 February 1840 Pages River Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book. State Archives NSW. Roll 136
 
Thomas Graham per Ocean forwarded to John Button at Pages River



182613 Button John - 12 January 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
Joseph Pollock assigned to William Dangar, charged with neglect of duty....Mr. John Button states - I am overseer to William Dangar and that on Thursday last i visited the station where the prisoner is employed as a watchman. I found the yards not cleaned out and the shepherds told me they were often obliged to clean them out themselves and that he had left the station that morning at sun rise and is in the habit of doing so. His general conduct is bad. The prisoner states in his defence that he went in to the farm for his slops. The Bench find the prisoner guilty of leaving his station without permission and sentence him to receive thirty five lashes



182621 Button John - 12 January 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
Thomas McCann per ship Marquis of Huntley, assigned to William Dangar, charged with neglect of duty and disobedience...Mr. John Button states - I am overseer and on 23 December last the prisoenr left his station and came into the farm without permission. I asked him what he wanted, he said he had come in to see the master - but I found he never came to the house but went off to his station again. I sent the ration after him by another man to take to the station who overtook the prisoner on the road and gave the ration to him, and I found that he did not take it to the station. I asked him what he did with it he said he took it to the station, but afterwards confessed that he left it with Mr. Camerons men. And on Sunday last as I was riding over the flat I found his flock and no one near them. I called and cracked my whip several times but could not find him. I was obliged to put another man in charge of the sheep and there is one of his sheep missing...The prisoner states in his defence that he came into the farm to see Mr. Dangar about a bed and blanket and about some slops and states on Sunday when Mr. Button came to my flock I was down at the river and that the sheep now missing was not able to follow the flock. The Bench find the prisoner guilty of leaving his station without permission and sentence him to not be recommended to his ticket of leave until six months after the usual period



182693 Button John - 9 February 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
James Spencer per ship Dunvegan Castle, assigned to Mr. Dangar, charged with improper conduct....Mr. John Button states - I am overseer to Mr. Dangar and about ten days ago I lent James Spencer a large blanket I believe belonging to Mr. Cann. Yesterday morning I gave him a blanket which I intended him to keep and took the former one from him and hung it on the cheese press and when I returned in the evening the blanket was gone. I asked the cook if he had taken it, he said he had not. I asked if he knew who had taken it and he said he believed Spencer had taken it. I asked the prisoner if he had taken it, he said he had. I told him to bring it to me, he said he would not. I went to his hut but could not find it. He gave me a great deal of abuse and said he would not have that blanket after I had been lending it about and said he would bring me to court today about it. And he refused to do light work about the place in consequence of having a slight rupture. He has been examined by Dr. Macredie who says he is quite able to do light work about the house. He never asked to do any hard work. The prisoner states in his defence that Mr. Button gave him the blanket which he considered as his own and……Yesterday morning I missed my blanket and went to look for it and found it hanging on the cheese press and took it away. I asked the cook if he knew who took it and he said no. Denies ever telling Mr. Button that he would not give him the blanket. Said that he never refused to do light work. The Bench find the prisoner James Spencer guilty and sentence him to receive twenty five lashes.



182734 Button John - 23 February 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
George Hodges per ship Marquis of Hastings, assigned to William Dangar, charged with insolence....John Button states - I am overseer to Mr. Dangar and on last Saturday when I went out the station where the prisoner was employed splitting timber, I found him in the hut, when he commenced abusing me. I told him to come home and he said he would not. I told him if he did not I would sent the constable for him, he replied that the constable and I might kiss his backside and was otherwise very insolent. The prisoner denies the charge. The case remanded until next court day



182736 Button John - 23 February 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
James McCormick per ship Bussorah Merchant, assigned to William Dangar, charged with neglect of duty....John Button states - I am overseer to Mr. Dangar and last Friday week I sent the prisoner up to a sheep station to clean the yards and take charge of the place in the absence of Joseph Pollock, watchman who had been taken to court. On Saturday the prisoner had not cleaned the yards when Pollock returned to his duties. I particularly cautioned the prisoner to clean the yards on Saturday as I considered he would find the yards cleaned on Friday. Pollock returned to his station late on Saturday afternoon.. The prisoner in his defence states that he did clean one yard but did not clean the other and as it was after sundown when he reached home, he did not wait until Pollock came home, as he heard from another man that he was on his way home from court. The Bench find the prisoner guilty and sentence him to receive twenty five lashes



182741 Button John - 25 February 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
Remanded case of George Hodges, assigned servant of William Dangar. Mr. William Cann, Superintendent to Mr. Dangar states - On Saturday evening last I sent to the prisoner to request he would go to a station and take charge of a flock of sheep. He sent work to me by Mr. Button that he would not go and that prior to this he had told me he would never do another stroke of work for Mr. Dangar. Mr. Button being sworn states that on Saturday he ordered the prisoner to go to the station and take charge of the sheep . He stated that he would not nor did he go....William Jones, free by servitude, states that - I was present on last Saturday week when Mr. Button came to the hut. I heard the prisoner tell Mr. Button he was not fit to be overseer and that he might kiss his backside. The prisoner makes no defence. The Bench find the prisoner guilty and sentence him to receive fifty lashes



182798 Button John - 13 March 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
William Cole, per ship Lady Feversham, assigned to William Dangar, charged with conspiracy...John Button states - I am overseer to William Dangar; that having heard that a plot was laid to rob the house, I made enquiry at George Hodges who informed me that the prisoner wished James McCormick to assist him in robbing the house. McCormick also corroborated that information. Last Sunday fortnight was the day appointed....George Hodges assigned to William Dangar, states - That last Saturday week McCormick was washing wheat; I went for some wheat to him; he told me that the prisoner came out to him overnight for the purpose of inducing him to take the bush - I advised him not to take the bush and he said he would not; he then told me if he, the prisoner came out to him again he would take him into the overseer; the station where McCormick resides is three miles from the house. And on Tuesday following McCormick told me the prisoner should state to him that they should go and rob the house; that he would get the double barrelled gun and ammunition and shoot Mr. Button....James McCormick assigned to William Dangar, states - On last Friday fortnight the prisoner came to my station about three miles from the farm and asked me if I would take the bush and if I did he would rob the house and kill Mr. Button....William Jones, free states - I reside in John Buttons kitchen; last Monday week we were sitting at supper when the prisoner stated to me that I might think myself a happy man to be sitting where I was that six of Mr. Dangar s men were going to rob the house and kill John Button and cut my arm off. The prisoner states in his defence that the witnesses in this case have frequently applied to him for meat and flour which he has refused and that it is all a made up concern against him.....James Spencer, assigned to William Dangar, states - last Thursday week after I had done milking I went to the river for water; I saw the prisoner leave and when he house with a bag and a piece of beef. I was coming back with the water; I saw Cole go into the house and the dairyman asked him where he had been; he said he had been at W. Cox s ; the dairyman gave him the key of the dairy and went up to the milking yard - after which the prisoner went out for a short time and returned with a bundle; I sat down in the veranda and saw him open the bundle which contained two or 3 pair of shoes; a pair of moleskin trousers; a pair of fustian; a white shirt and a coloured one; the white one had muslin in the bosom with several other little things. I am aware that two of my masters servants have lately taken to the bush....James Price, free - states - I am dairy man to William Dangar; that about last Thursday week the prisoner was grinding at the mill with another man who has since taken to bush, when I heard the prisoner say that there was one man more to go and that on Monday week when I was at supper with W. Jones, I heard the prisoner say he ought to think himself a lucky man as they intended to cut his arm off; on last Thursday there was nobody at home, the prisoner left the house between nine and ten o clock and returned about two hours before sundown. I know that two of his masters servants have lately taken the bush. On his return I asked him where he had been; he said at Mr. Cox s; and the morning before yesterday as I was bringing the cows home found a piece of beef that had been hanging in the chimney. Prisoner remanded until a full Bench...Corporal Keeling of the Mounted Police states that he has every reason to believe that stolen property is in the huts named and near Waybong and requests a search warrant accordingly. Warrant granted



182811 Button John - 20 March 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
John Russell per ship Katherine Stewart Forbes, assigned to William Dangar, charged with leaving his flock of sheep. Mr. John Button states - I am overseer to William Dangar. On 21st February last I was at the station where the prisoner was employed as a shepherd - before I got to the station I saw a flock of sheep and on going up to them I found no shepherd near them. I drove them to the station for the purpose of counting them and on my arrival there I found the prisoner in the hut. I sent the farm constable for him the following day to bring him to court and he made his escape on the way from the station. The prisoner makes no defence. The Bench find the prisoner guilty and sentence him to receive fifty lashes



182907 Button John - 24 April 1833 Invermein Invermein Court of Petty Sessions. Deposition Books 1833 -1834 (Ancestry)
 
Donald (Daniel) Deacon per ship John, assigned to Donald McIntyre, charged with having stolen property in his possession. John Connelly of the Mounted Police states - I was informed that Mr. Buttons place had been robbed and that amongst other articles a cheese had been taken. I went to the hut where the prisoner and another man resides and in searching in a bed which was rolled up I found some cheese. I left it there and enquired at the overseer whether any of the servants had had cheese issued to them lately. He said they had not and we went together to the hut and after some conversation with one of the men who resides in the same hut; he stated that the prisoner had got the cheese from one of Mr. Dangars men for a hat. He Thomas Smith per ship Captain Cook admitted after having denied that a man had slept in his hut one night that week but did not know who he was. Mr. Button states - On Tuesday night last the dairy man came and told me that the dairy had been robbed. I went and found that a sheet or bark had been pulled down and many things taken away, the property of the dairyman - and a cheese, the property of Mr. Dangar. No cheese has been issued to the servants this season on the farm. The cheese now produced is that which was found in the prisoners hut and from its appearance I should suppose it had been a very short time cut and is altogether a new cheese. James Price, free, states that he is dairyman to Mr. Dangar. I bought a hat some time ago from the prisoner and gave him four shillings and six pence in money for it and never at any time gave him any cheese. I got eighteen pence from Mr. Button for this purpose of making up the money to pay for the said hat. I told Mr. Button at the time why I wanted the money...Mr. Button being called - Price did get from him eighteen pence at the time that it was to pay for a hat. This was about four weeks ago. The prisoner states in defence that the cheese found in the bed was a part of some that he received from Mr. Dangars servant Price in part payment for a hat. The Bench find the prisoner guilty and sentence him to 35 lashes.




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