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Item: 17505
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1808 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Appointed Commandant


 
Item: 31913
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1808 25 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: Historical Records of NSW
Details: Of N.S.W. Corp. To hold himself in readiness to embark for Newcastle to take command of the settlement in the room of Ensign Villiers who is to return to Headquarters


 
Item: 64597
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1830 26 November
Place: Castlreagh
Source: SG
Details: Daughter Hannah married Henry Bayly of Bayly Park at Castlereagh


 
Item: 75280
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1850 22 June
Place: Veteran Hall, Prospect
Source: MM
Details: Death of William Lawson on 16th June aged 79. (Commandant at Newcastle 1809)


 
Item: 77281
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1806 14 December
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Proceeding to Newcastle with Lieutenant John Putland on public service


 
Item: 77282
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1806 28 December
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Commanding Newcastle settlement in the absence of Charles Throsby. Returning to Sydney on the 'Lady Nelson' with Lieut. Putland


 
Item: 77298
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1810 18 March
Place: -
Source: HR NSW, Vol. VII, Bligh & Macquarie 1809 - 1811., pp. 316, 317, 318, 319.
Details: In July 1809 when Commandant at Newcastle threatened to flog Sir Henry Browne Hayes and put him to work in the shell boat


 
Item: 77324
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1809 22 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Appointed to the Command at the settlement at Newcastle. To proceed there immediately


 
Item: 77326
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1809 22 January
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Accompanied to Newcastle on the 'Estramina' by Charles Throsby


 
Item: 77329
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1809 5 February
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Walked 30 miles to Newcastle after the Estramina was driven past Newcastle to Port Stephens in strong winds.


 
Item: 77344
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1809 26 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Arrived in Sydney from Newcastle on the 'Lady Nelson' intending to return shortly. Lieutenant Wright of the 73rd regt. Commandant in Lawson's absence


 
Item: 77350
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1809 10 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: SG
Details: Returned to duties at Newcastle the previous Thursday


 
Item: 77361
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: -
Date: 1810 10 February
Place: -
Source: CSL 6002 4/3490B
Details: Informed that Lieutenant John Purcell of the 73rd regt. Was to take command at Newcastle. Lawson was to return to head quarters on the Sally


 
Item: 169406
Surname: Lawson
First Name: Lieutenant William
Ship: Royal Admiral 1800
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Colonial Secretary's Index
Details: Arrived as Ensign with New South Wales Corps per "Royal Admiral", 1800. In 1806 and 1809 he was Commandant at Newcastle and 1819-24 Commandant at Bathurst; in 1813 he joined Blaxland and Wentworth in the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains and while at Bathurst undertook journeys of exploration which helped open up the Mudgee district. He had properties at Prospect, Bathurst, Mudgee and Springwood, was a magistrate and, later, a Member of the Legislative Council.



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