Guide to the collections held by the Humberside Archive Service (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Humberside Archive Service
Collections held by the Humberside Archive Service (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1742 - 1913
Collection Number
25 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Papers 1834-60 of Clark and Co, solicitors, relating to emigration to Australia, including a letter from Samuel Clark of Christchurch to his brother.

Papers 1871-97 of Fawcett Family referring to family news, estates of Robert H. Hubie, farmer of Rockhampton, and Thomas K. Hubie, teamster of St Lawrence. Correspondents are Mary and James Fawcett of Ballarat.

Letters 1880-81 of Richard Dillicar of Auckland and Waikato concerning business matters.

Calendar of prisoners in Hull Gaol 1825 and Beverley House of Correction 1841 containing details of transportees.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Humberside Archive Service as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reel: M2684). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service, formerly the Humberside Archive Service. County Hall, Beverley, North Humberside HU17 9BA, England

For further information see East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

East Yorkshire Family History Society. Transportation from Hull and the East Riding to America and Australia taken from Quarter Session Records. 1991. (19p)

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2018. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Pieces that were not filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project have not been included in this Finding Aid.


Auckland, New Zealand; Australia: immigration to; Ballarat, Victoria; Beverley House of Correction, England; Christchurch, New Zealand; Clark and Co, solicitors; Clark, Samuel; Convicts; Dillicar, Richard; Farms and farming: Queensland; Fawcett Family; Fawcett, James; Fawcett, Mary; Hubie, Robert H. ; Hubie, Thomas K. ; Hull Gaol, England; Prisons: England; Rockhampton, Qld; Solicitors; Waikato, New Zealand


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 240, p90.

Item Descriptions

Fonds DDBD. Miss L. Bird Collection

Series 86. Other Counties and Countries

12 Picture postcards of Rotorua, New Zealand [c.1913] (File 9)

Includes: Ohinemuta, Rotorua; Maori kitchen, Rotorua; Whakarewarewa, Rotorua; Maoris; Great Pohutu Geizer.

Series 91. Miscellaneous

Illustrated Australian Mail, (pp. 33-48, damaged), 18 January 1862 (File 55)

Includes: Account of cricket match played between eleven of All England and eighteen of Melbourne on 1-4 Jan. Picture of England team has been annotated 'good likeness', etc.

Fonds DDBV.. Miscellaneous Documents

Series 57. Miscellaneous

New Colony in South Australia. Pamphlet and application form for emigration (6p., Printed), 18 January 1862 (File 62)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Vol. 1, no. 1 (8p), 18 June 1836 (File)

Fonds DDCL.. Clark and Co. Solicitors of Snaith

Papers relating to emigration to the Australian colonies, ordered to be printed by the House of Commons (20 p., Printed), 27 March 1835 (File 390)

Includes: Names of free female immigrants per Strathfieldsaye, 16 Aug. - 22 Sept. 1834, their age and occupation and disposal with wages.

Samuel Clark (Christchurch) to his brother, wishes he could see his family again, his bad health (4p.), 2 October 1860 (File 3331/7)

Fonds DDGD. Messrs Gray, Dodsworth and Cobb, Solicitors of York

Series 1086. Fawcett Family

Filmed selectively.

James Fawcett (Ballarat) to family re bad state of affairs in Colony; floods at Ballarat (4p.), 20 February 1871 (File)

'I had got a small house nearly in the midst of whare the flood was and it comenced raining in the night when we was all in bed - and the night been that dark we didn't think of any flood until the water came in to the house'.

Mary Fawcett (Ballarat) to family re death of James (4p.), 11 July 1876 (File)
Mary Fawcett (Ballarat) to family re problems bringing up five young children; James employment in livery stable (3p.), 2 November 1876 (File)
Letters of administration re estate of Robert Henry Hubie (2p.), 30 December 1896 (File 1100)

Of Rockhampton, Queensland, farmer, died 9 Dec. 1880.

Letters of administration re estate of Thomas Kirlew Hubie of St. Lawrence, Quensland, teamster (2p.), 30 December 1896 (File 1101)

Died 13 April 1873

Account of Reverend Henry Toovey, administrator of T.K. Hubie (2p.), 23 February 1897 (File)

Fonds DDGR. Lady de Grimston Papers

Series 39. Vice-Admiral Henry Medley

[Lieutenant Robert Beans?] (Falmouth) to [unknown] Account of ship wreck of H.M.S. Wager (2p.), 6 October 1742 (File 52)

On a 'desolat island in the South Seas in Lat. 47S. Long. 21.40W' on 14 May 1741.

Fonds. Messrs Moss, Lowe and Taylor, Hull

Series 13. Sibree Family

Subseries 1. Correspondence to John David Sibree, 1850 - 1890

Filmed selectively from Bundle B.

Richard Dillicar (Auckland) to Messrs Stead and Sibree (Hull) re remitting money from Westgate Carr land (4p., blue paper), 18 June 1877 (File)
Richard Dillicar (Waikato) to [unknown] re fruit production (94p., crossed letter), 26 December 1880 (File)
Richard Dillicar (Waikato) to Sibree re sale of property (1p.), 26 December 1880 (File)
Richard Dillicar (Waikato) to [unknown] acknowledging receipt of money (4p.), 17 July 1881 (File)

Fonds DDX 7. W.A. Middlebrook Papers

Series 39. William Morfitt Correspondence, 1889 - 1923

Filmed selectively.

Mary Schilling (Miriam Vale, Queensland) to Morfitt with family news, sending photographs (3p.), 29 September 1901 (File)

Fonds DDX 24. Miscellaneous Material Presented by Borough Library of Beverley

Series 27. Manuscript Collection Volume

Subseries Section Y. East Riding Quarter Sessions

Filmed selectively.

Calendar of all prisoners in the House of Correction ... tried at Quarter Sessions at Beverley, 1840-04-06 and 1840-06-29 (File ff.9;11)

Includes: Details of transportees.(p.10 blank)

Series 247. East Riding Quarter Sessions

Filmed selectively.

Calendar of all prisoners in the House of Correction ... tried at the General Quarter Sessions (1p.), 6 April 1841 (File 1449)

Includes details of William Bean, transported for 14 years.

Fonds DDX 307. George Witty

Xerox of press cutting from Christchurch Press, re death of George Whitty (2p.), 1941 (File)

Member of Parliament for Riccarton, who emigrated to New Zealand in 1875.

Fonds DDX 348. Calendar of Prisoners in Hull Gaol, 20 October 1825

Calendar of Prisoners in Hull Gaol, including details of transportees (3p.) (File)

Fonds MR. Methodist Records

Series MRP. Pocklington Circuit

Subseries MRP 1. Pocklington Wesleyan Methodist Circuit
Circuit Plans (File 90)

Filmed selectively.

Methodist Church of Australasia and New Zealand Preachers' plan of appointments, Eltham Circuit (1p.), 1911 - 1912 (Item)

Details of: Places and dates for preaching, preachers' names and balance sheet for quarter ending Sept. 1911.

Fonds Q. Legal Records

Series QSV. Quarter Sessions

Subseries 4. Cases Before Quarter Sessions
Returns of prisoners tried at Quarter Sessions, 1853 - 1871 (File 4)

Filmed selectively.

Sessions held, 4 January 1853 (Item ff.1-2)

Shows details of transportees.No further sentences of transportation were made at East Riding Quarter Sessions.

East Riding Quarter Sessions list of transportations to the colonies (Australia) abstracted from the list of indictments documents QSV 6/1, (1735-1827) [now QSV 2/9]; QSV 4/1, (1828-1842); and QSV 4/2 (1842-1856) (17p.) (File)

Details of date and place of sessions, name, occupation, indictment, number of years.