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Police Force


 

Select from the links below to find Police Magistrates, Chief Constables and Constables employed in the Hunter Valley prior to 1862

 

 

In the Hunter Valley Police Constables were employed to escort prisoners to Quarter Sessions, to iron gangs and to the Gaol in 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. In 1832 Magistrates at Newcastle were informed of the remuneration for the apprehension of runaway convicts. Select here to read more.

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

 
 

Brisbane Water Police District......

 

Police Force in 1828. A comprehensive statement of the condition of Brisbane Water, so far as law and order were concerned if 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.

Police Magistrates

1828............................Willoughby Bean

1830...........................Alured Tasker Faunce

1833 .......................... Jonathan Warner

1835 - 1836 .............. Alured Tasker Faunce

1836 .......................... Alfred Holden

Chief Constables
   
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

   
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
   

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Butterwick - Raymond Terrace - Seaham

Police District Raymond Terrace...

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Police Magistrate at Raymond Terrace

1837 .......................... Benjamin Sullivan

Chief Constables 

   
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
   
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 McNei........... 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
   

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Police District of Cassilis 1840 ...

 

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Chief Constables
   
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
   
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 in April 1847
Patrick Logan...................... 1850 - employed as constable in 1850
   

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Dungog Police District

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Chief Constables
   
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
   
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/ 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
Edward Ellison/Everson,.... 1851 - employed at Stroud in 1851
   

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Maitland Police District 1840.......

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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
   
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
   
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 constable
Constable Allen................... 1825 - resigned
John Eckford....................... September 1825 - appointed in place of Constable Allen. Resigned in November 1831
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
James 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...................... 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
James 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................... August 1834 - appointed in room of Daniel McFarlane
James Williamson............... 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
John 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 James 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.................. 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 Loveday
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 1837
William 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
Daniel 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
James 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....................... 1843 - 45
William Crawford................ 1843 - 1845 - employed at Maitland and Morpeth
William Kendall.................. 1844 - employed as constable. Dismissed in April 1845
Joseph Pritchard.................. September 1844 - employed as constable.
Benjamin Solomon.............. 1845 - 1851 - employed at Maitland and later at Lochinvar
William Ryan...................... 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 Threadgate............ 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................... 1843 - 1848
William Canham................. 1848 - 1849
George Hood....................... 1847 - employed as constable
Constable 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
Constable Keegan................ 1848 - employed as constable. Resigned in 1849
Constable Hogarth.............. January 1849 - dismissed
Constable Rushton............... January 1849 - dismissed
Edward Manley................... January 1849 - appointed in room of Constable Rushton
Joseph Bromhead................ January 1849
Joseph Davis........................ 1849 - 1854 - employed at Maitland and Black Creek
Frederick 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................... 1849 - 1853
Thomas Durley................... 1853 - employed as constable
Hugh Gallagher................... 1853 - employed as constable at Morpeth
Thomas Kerrigan................ 1854 - employed as constable
Edward 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)

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Chief Constables
   
William Everness............ Appointed Constable at Darlington in 1832 and Chief Constable at Merton in March 1836
   
Constables
   
John Needham.............. 1827 - appointed constable in 1827. Dismissed in May 1832
John Minzello (?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 1838
Hugh Murray................. 1850 - 1851 - employed as constable
   

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Police district of Murrurundi 1840

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Police Magistrate

1840................. John Anderson Robertson

 

Chief Constables
   
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
   
William Dowling........... 1847
Richard Gower.............. 1847
Matthew McDonald....... Employed in September 1847
Miles Egan..................... 1852
   

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Police District of Merton and Muswellbrook...

 

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Police Magistrates

1837 - 1840............... Edward Denny Day

1841 ......................... David Charles Frederick Scott

January 1843 ............ John James Allman

Chief Constables
   
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
   
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
   

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Newcastle Police District.....

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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
   
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
   
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 the 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 aiding in a robbery. Arrived on the Guildford in 1816
Charles Browne............. August 1820 - employed as constable. Arrived on the Atlas in 1816
James Wells................... December 1820 - employed as bush constable at Newcastle
Thomas Foard............... April 1821 - sentenced to 50 lashes for sleeping at his post
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
Charles Cooper.............. 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 Moore............. April - May 1825 - employed as constable
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
James Hogan................. 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 no the Mangles in 1822
John Menslowe/Menztler 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
John Butler Hewson...... January 1828 - appointed in room of Thomas Lawson
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
Robert Young................ 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 Lackey 1845 - 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
John Moses Murphy...... 1851
Ebenezer Johnson.......... 1851 - 1852
James Cusack................ 1852 - 1853
Abraham Chapman....... 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)

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Police District of Paterson...

(2)

Police Magistrate

1837 - 1843 ....... Major Edward Johnstone

 

Chief Constables
   
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
   
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
Robert Furze..................  
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................ 1849 - employed as constable
Abraham Long.............. 1850 - employed as constable
   

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Constables
   
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. Clarke............. 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
   

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Police District - Port Stephens

(2)

Police Magistrate

1831 - 1834.................Robert Gerrald Moffatt

 

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

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Police District of Scone

(2)

Police Magistrate

1840................ John Anderson Robertson

 

Chief Constables
   
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
   
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 McGee April 1848 - employed as constable
Patrick Dungoon................. 1851 - employed as a constable
   

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Police District Patrick Plains

(2)

Police Magistrates

1830 - 1837............... Captain Charles Forbes

1837 ........................ Charles Wray Finch

1839 ........................ Percy Simpson

1848 ........................ John Crighton Stuart McDouall

 

Chief Constables
   
William Cooke................... Appointed 8th February 1836
Samuel H. Horne................ Appointed May 1839 on the resignation of William Cooke
   
Constables
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 Everness May 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

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Police District of Wollombi....

(2)

Police Magistrate

1839 - 1846............. David Dunlop

 

Chief Constables
   
Joseph Fleming.................... Appointed November 1842
William Hobbs................... Appointed 1 January 1847
George Allen....................... Appointed 5 March 1850
Constables
   
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
   

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Notes & Links:

1). The First Nightwatch

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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.....early police force in NSW

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

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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.

 

(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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