Free Settler or Felon?

Newcastle and Hunter Valley History

Search


First Name



Surname / Subject



Ship








Search Results



1  
 
Item: 48201
Surname: Bunnitt (Burnett)
First Name: Alexander and Mary
Ship: -
Date: 28 March 1838
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Burial Register p. 105
Details: Francis Bunnett, son of Alexander and Mary Bunnet, died aged 4 months. Buried 28 March 1838. Occupation of Alexander Bunnet - Inspector of Public Works


 
Item: 30268
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 1839
Place: Maitland
Source: Returns of the Colony - Colonial Secretary
Details: Foreman of Works for Dept. Colonial Architect. Appointed 1838 to work on the Maitland gaol wall


 
Item: 93769
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 1831 November
Place: -
Source: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Details: Carpenter. Son of a respectable House carpenter on the banks of the Tweed where he had been too fond of shooting game. Accompanying Sir Thomas L. Mitchell's Expedition


 
Item: 101030
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 1837 28 January
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Alexander Burnett, William Muirhead, John Waugh Drysdale, Jemmy Piper, John Matthew Richardson John Palmer and Charles King to be examined before the Legislative Council regarding the attack on natives on 27th May while on Major Mitchell's expedition


 
Item: 41711
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 1836 24 December
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Granted free pardon on 21 November 1835


 
Item: 176338
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 17 November 1829
Place: Ganymede hulk, Chatham
Source: UK Prison Hulk Registers. Ancestry
Details: Alexander Burnett age 23, convicted at Jedburgh on 19 September 1829 of Theft and housebreaking. Admitted to the Ganymede hulk and transferred to the Lord Meville for transportation to NSW on 21 May 1830


 
Item: 176339
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 21 May 1841
Place: Sydney
Source: SH
Details: Alexander Burnett was committed to take his trial for stealing 20 pounds from the house of Mr. Clugston the Commercial Inn. Burnett was the man who was overseer of Sir Thomas Mitchells two exploring parties and is honorably mentioned by Sir Thomas in his book.


 
Item: 176340
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 20 May 1841
Place: Darlinghurst gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Roll: 854 Source Information Ancestry.com. Gaol Description and Entrance Books
Details: Admitted to Darlinghurst gaol. Occupation Carpenter. To be sent for trial.


 
Item: 176342
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 10 July 1841
Place: Sydney
Source: Australasian Chronicle
Details: Sentenced to 12 months hard labour in Sydney gaol having been convicted of stealing 20 pounds from the house of Alexander Clugstone


 
Item: 176343
Surname: Burnett
First Name: Alexander
Ship: Lord Melville 1830
Date: 13 February 1845
Place: East Bargo
Source: SMH
Details: Burnett v. Mitchell. This was an action by Alexander Burnett against Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, to recover compensation for services performed by the plaintiff, on the defendants account. The defendant had pleaded the general issue, and had also filed a set-off to the plaintiffs claim. Mr. MICHIE appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr. Windeyer for the defendant. On the part of the plaintiff three witnesses were called, who proved that the former had been acting us the overseer or superintendent of some works upon Sir Thomas Mitchells establishment at East Bargo , and it was estimated by these witnesses that about 10s. per diem would be a fair rate of remuneration for his services ; but it appeared that he had drawn the rations for himself and his family from Sir Thomas Mitchells store, which it had been agreed should be paid for by the men at the rate of 2.5 per cent, above the Sydney market price. On the part of the defendant several witnesses were called, from whose testimony it appeared that the plaintiff, who had formerly been with Sir Thomas Mitchell as a prisoner of the Crown during his expedition into the interior, had made no special agreement with Sir Thomas for a fixed rate of wages, but was to have made himself generally useful on the farm, receiving his rations and such remuneration as his employer might give him. While on the farm he had not, it would appear, been very active or attentive to his employment, and was once prosecuted by Sir Thomas for stealing some wine, but was acquitted. It came out, however, that the plaintiff had been formerly employed in a similar manner in the erection of a house at Craigend. The defendants case having been closed, Mr. MICHIE contended in reply, that all the evidence which had been given with the view of shaking the plaintiffs claim could not substantially affect it, for where there was an implied agreement as in the present instance to give labour for such a rate of remuneration as the employer should in honour determine upon, he was fairly entitled to so much as his services were proved to have been worth. His Honor, after having recapitulated the leading points of the evidence, left the Jury to determine upon the facts which had been deposed to, whether the plaintiff had established his claim for remuneration beyond the rations he had already received, and if so, what amount he ought to recover. The Jury, after an absence of about three quarters of an hour, found a verdict for the plaintiff, damages 75 pounds


 
Item: 102824
Surname: Burnett
First Name: John Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 1853 20 July
Place: St. Kilda
Source: MM
Details: Death of John Alexander Burnett, Merchant, in Melbourne. Second son of William Burnett of Burnetland, Raymond Terrace. Died on the 25th May



1