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Mr and Mrs A Archer and servant arrived 10 Dec 1842 from Leith - on the Britannia source Port Phillip Herald Tue 13th December 1842
Frederick Archer arrived at Launceston 6 Nov 1843 from Western Port Mary
Frederick Archer a compositor, gave evidence on the printing press - It was used in Sydney in 1833, always faulty. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Oct 1845
Fredric Archer Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847,
Henry Archer 27 May 1835 Collector of Customs Launceston; Members of the Port Phillip Association
Mr H Archer departed Launceston 19 Aug for Portland Bay on the Minerva Source Launceston Examiner 20 Aug 1842
J Archer, arrived from Launceston on the schooner 'Joshua Carroll' as Cabin Passenger on 11 Feb 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Feb 1840
Captain John Archer Ship's Master arrived 3 Jan 1840 from Launceston on 23 Dec. on the Essington
Mr John Archer sailed 28 Mar 1840 for Launceston on the Henry from Port Phillip for Launceston
Mr John Archer cleared out 14 Oct 1842 for Launceston on the Scout source Port Phillip Herald Tue 18th October 1842
Mr John Archer arrived 27 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 20 Apr, on the Tamar, source local newspapers
Joseph Archer, Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Joseph Archer 17 came on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot in May 1847 with 338
Mr J Archer arrived 11-Feb 1840 from Launceston on 5 Feb on the Joshua Carroll
J Archer arrived 7-May 1840 from Launceston on 3 May on the Charlotte
JK Archer List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr J Archer Junior departed 11 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Scout brig - source Launceston Courier 14 June 1841
Mr J Archer Exports 600 sheep and 9 cases merchandise cleared out 4 Mar 1842 for Launceston arrived 9 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 8th March 1842
JM Archer 1 Apr 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr Archer Arrived at Hobart on 11 May 1838 from Port Phillip on 6 Mayon the Yarra Yarra
Mr Archer departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip and at Melbourne on 26 Mar 1841, from Launceston on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Mr Archer departing 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Mr Archer cleared out 22 Mar 1842 for Launceston arrived 24 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 25th March 1842
Mr Archer arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 8 June on the Aden source Port Phillip Herald Tue 4th October 1842
Mr Archer Sailed 31 Dec 1842 from Port Phillip for Sydney and arrived 9 Jan 1843 Britannia
Mr T Archer arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Thomas Archer Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847,
William Archer, Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr William Archer cleared out 14 Oct 1842 for Launceston on the Scout source Port Phillip Herald Tue 18th October 1842
William Archer Letter at Post-office unclaimed,
William Archer farmer Barwon River, Source - 1847 Directory
John Archers and Susan christened Anne 1846
Charles Archibald with wife and 3 chn Departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
C Archibald List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Archibold 1 Apr 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr Archiry native of Bengal Sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Sarah Archly arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the steamer 'Shamrock' 16 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Robert Ardagh, male wed Eliza Jones 1842 #4674 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Richard/Robert Ardagh and Eliza Jones christened Andrew 1843
Richard Ardagh carpenter off Collins Lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Ardee News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
Mr Ardell Arrived 22 Nov 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 19 Nov on the Sea Horse
Alfred Arden freehold, Darebin Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during sixth hour, 2-3pm
Alfred Arden freehold Darebin Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Alfred Arden settler, Karlsrule, Mount Macedon subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Alfred Arden Darebin creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
A Arden, bought from William Keith, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Alfred Arden, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
George Arden 1820?-1854, first saw Melbourne in January 1838 when emigrating to Sydney. With Thomas Strode as printer-partner, he returned in mid-October, and a fortnight later, when only 18, launched the weekly Port Phillip Gazette, 'to assist the enquiring, animate the struggling, and sympathize with all'. Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Mr G Arden arrived 2-Apr 1840 fron Sydney on 15 March on the Bessy
Mr Arden arrived 1 July 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Lady Raffles
Mr Arden departed 19 Oct 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
George Arden South-west Ward, Melbourne Market elected Commissioner announced 5 Nov 1841
George Arden Editor of Port Phillip Gazette Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Arden and Strode Partnership printers and publishers Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Arden see Strode Thomas Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr G Arden on Jury for case of Queen V Gourlay source Port Phillip Herald Tue 29th March 1842
George Arden, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
Mr Arden 'The Bird Cage' refused; Publicans' Licenses source Port Phillip Herald Fri 6th May 1842
George Arden, of Melbourne, Editor of the 'Gazette' Newspaper, from Insolvencies, dated 11-Nov and 11-Nov 1842
Mr George Arden signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
George Arden - Candidates for Municipal Offices source Port Phillip Herald Tue 13th December 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Treasurer
George Arden News - Insolvent Court first hearings for
George Arden News - Insolvents source PPH 17 Mar 1843
George Arden in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
George Arden Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
George Arden arrived at Port Phillip 1 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 24 Oct Shamrock
George Arden, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
George Arden List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Arden Esq. cleared 3 June 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for London Cecilia, source local newspapers
George Arden, former Editor of the Gazette Newspaper applying for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Sept 1844
George Arden wed Mary Elizabeth Bee in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Biography of George Arden who was found dead in May 1854, childless.
James Arden, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Mr Arden Sailed from Sydney 30 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip the ship on the Denmark Hill
Mr Ardin Arrived Sydney Mon 10 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on 28 Aug on the Edward
Mr Arden cleared 23 June 1841 from Port Phillip for Hobart- went to Sydney arrived 1 July in 1841 Lady Raffles
Mr Arden arrived 1 July 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Lady Raffles
Mr Arden departed 19 Oct 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr Arden/Ardess cleared out 7 May 1842 for Launceston arrived 9 May on the Corsair source Launceston Examiner 14 May 1842 and Port Phillip Herald Tue 10th May 1842
Mr Arden 'The Bird Cage' refused; Publicans' Licenses granted source Port Phillip Herald Fri 6th May 1842
Mr Arden arrived 5 June 1842 from Launceston 28 May on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 7th June 1842
Mr Arden on committee to overse list of Burgesses for Gipps Ward source PPH, 21 Apr 1843
Mr Arden Cleared out from Port Phillip 28 July 1843 for Launceston Shamrock
Mr Arden cleared 15 Feb 1844 and sailed 16 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 21 Feb, on the Tamar, source local newspapers
Mr Arden sailed 28 Mar 1844 for London, on the Aden, source local newspapers
Samuel Arden Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Samuel Arden, leaving for London on 28 Mar 1844 as Cabin passenger on the Aden
Mr Ardess cleared out 7 May 1842 for Launceston arrived 9 May on the Corsair source Launceston Examiner 14 May 1842 and Port Phillip Herald Tue 10th May 1842
Elizabeth Ardlie (Cabin 4 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
John Henry Ardlie (Cabin 5 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mary Ann Ardlie (Cabin 1 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mary Ann Ardlie (Cabin 3 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Robert William Ardlie (Cabin 2 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
John Martin Ardlie About 1839 he left for Australia, landing in Sydney, New South Wales in 1839 and 18 months later overlanded to Melbourne arriving in August 1841 and as it was on 7 September 1841 that the "Port Phillip Herald" announced his arrival from Sydney bringing 2 female camels (the male had died on the road from Sydney). He was born on 10 March 1793 at Kelvedon, Essex, England and was married in May 1825 at Westminster, London, England. He died on 13 February 1872 at his residence "Wyton", Warrnambool.
His wife, Mary Ann (nee Leighton), and their children Robert William Ardlie, Mary Ann Ardlie, Elizabeth Ardlie and John Henry Ardlie are thought to have arrived 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander direct from England to Melbourne.
Mr JM Ardlie in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
JM Ardlie in list of landholders asking Mayor to hold a meeting dated 29 Sep 1843
John Martin Ardlie dwelling-house Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
John Martin Ardlie and Mary Ann christened Maria Lucretia and William on 07 Jul 1847
John Martin Ardie dwelling house, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
John Martin Ardlie, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
John Martin Ardlie 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
John Martin Ardlie Merri Meri Creek 8 miles from Melbourne dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Martin Ardlie new applicant for Insolvency Certificate 14 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 15 Apr 1845
John Martin Ardlie, allowance of Insolvency Certificate confirmed. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 Aug 1845
John Martin Ardie, qualifies by Dwelling house in Moonee Ponds Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Capt. J. Al. Ardlie Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847,
J. M. and Robert Ardlie Owned Property Moonee Moonee Ponds - House & Land
J.M. Ardlie & Robert Ardie in a partnership farmers Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Ardlie see Ardlie J. M. & Robert in a partnership farmers Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
James Ardmore and Ellen Mccarthy christened Thomas 1845
Margaret Ardnot 26 (single woman 01) House and Farm servant Prot both Argyleshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn Bounty immigrant
Richard Ardugh 25 (single man 01) Carpenter RC both Newtown Buthe arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther Bounty Immigrant
Richard Ardugh Directory 1847 carpenter off Collins Lane, Letter at Post-office unclaimed,
Mr James Argent arrived 26 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 22 Nov on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Angus 23 hus of Mary (family 01) Houseman Prot both Devon, employed by J Wipple Heidelberg arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen - on Port Phillip list
Mary Angus 22 wife of John (family 01) Prot reads Cornwall arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Johm Argus wed Apr-Jun 1843 to Mary Bassett in Holsworthy district which spans the boundaries of the counties of Cornwall and Devon
Mr John Argus and Mary christened William 1845, John Thomas 1847,
William Bassett Angus, son of John Argus and Mary Basset was born 14 Jun 1844 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, and died 13 Jan 1910 in York W.A., wed 13 Apr 1868 to Ann Marie Trewin on a different web site
See Argus web page.
John Argus, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Thomas Angus 24 hus of Edith (family 01) Labourer Prot reads Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Edith Angus 23 wife of Thomas (family 01) Prot both Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Jervis Angus 2 died 18 Aug during voyage son of Thomas (family 01) Prot Devon on the Lord William Bentinck (From Family History Lewis Cole Argus was born Dec 1841, died 1844 at Sea.)
Priscilla Angus 18 months dau of Thomas (family 01) Prot Devon arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Priscilla Argus Births Mar 1843 in Holsworthy district which spans the boundaries of the counties of Cornwall and Devon, died 1845 in Collingwood
Thomas Argus and Edith Veale Argus christened Priscilla 1846, Anscott Cole 1847, total family 10 children
Edith Veale Argus dress maker Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
From Thomas Argus 2 Feb 1817 - 28 May 1906, of Cuby With Tregony, Cornwall, England, wed Edith Veale COLE (christened on 20 May 1821, born in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died on 22 Jan 1903 in Devenish, Victoria, Australia). Came on Board Ship "Lord William Bentick". Lewis Cole ARGUS (born in 1841 in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died in 1844 on Board Ship ), and Priscilla ARGUS (born in 1843 in Clawton, Devonshire, England - died in 1845 in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). 8 more chn
The Port Phillip (Mouritz) Directory of 1847 indicates that "Thomas Argus, labourer, and his wife Edith Veale Argus, dressmaker, were living in Little Brunswick Street Collingwood.
Thomas Argus, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Thomas Argus labourer Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
William Aris cleared on 11 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 15 Oct for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
Booth Argyle Correspondence sold Western Port St Agnes Duck Swamp to Argyle, Edward
Edward Argyle 23 (single man 1) Labourer, Prot both, Derbyshire, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Edward Argyle butcher Fore Close Street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Argyle see Booth & Argyle in a partnership butchers Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Fred Geo Arkell 21 came on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot in May 1847 with 338
Thomas Arkley wife Elizabeth died 1816 - 1845 Female aged 29 at Melbourne ; wed Isabella Mitchell in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Thomas 1847
Mr JM Arlie News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
George Arman, and Eliza baptised male Robert at Independent Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1091
Mr J Armenger arrived 6-May 1840 from Hobart on 25 Apr on the Lord Sidmonth
Emma Armfield, female wed Thomas Rice 1842 #4531 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Armfield and Emma christened John 1840, Emma Catherine 1841,
Emma Armfield, died 15m female Newtown 1842 #3717 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Emmy Armfield, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
George Armytage freehold Colac, Barwon River, 30 miles from Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
George Armytage in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
George Armitage Geelong employed William Ridgeway 22 (single man 23) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Armitage employed John Baker 23 (single man 02) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Armitage employed William Baker 19 (single man 04) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Armitage employed George Foote 20 (single man 10) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Armitage cleared on 25 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and arrived on 26 Nov at Launceston on the Scout, source local newspapers
George Armytage Colack 30 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
George Armytage County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
George Armytage Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Mr G Armytage jun arrived 27 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 21 Sep Lillias, source local newspapers
George Armytage 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
George Armytage, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
George Armytage, exported 89 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
George Armytage, qualifies by Freehold in Barwon River 30 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
George Armitage, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
George Armitage, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
George Armitage; Barwon 30 miles from Geelong - Freehold Property Directory 1847 Owned Property settler, Germcore, Portland,
George Armitage settler Germcore Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Armitage Arrived at Hobart on 30 Dec 1837 from Port Philip on 26 Dec on the Adelaide
Mr Armytage junior Arrived at Hobart 2 July 1836 from Port Phillip, on the Vansittart
Mr Armytage junior and Mr Malcolm discovered the bodies of Mr Charles Franks and his shepherd, lying near their hut
Mr Armytage junior arrival Thur 28 July 1836 from Port Phillip of the on the Vansittart
Mr Armytage Departed from Hobart on 7 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Mr Armytage junior and Mr Malcolm discovered the bodies of Mr Charles Franks and his shepherd, lying near their hut, in Sydney report dated Thursday 25 August 1836
Mr Armitage / Armytage (Cabin) came 26 Jan 1841 and Mr JJ Armitage (Cabin) arrived at Sydney 10 March 1841 from Melbourne on the Nimrod
Mr Armitage sailed 3-Mar 1840 for Launceston on the Socrates
Mr Armytage arrived 21-Nov 1840 from Hobart on the Majestic
Mr Armytage arrived 11 April 1841 at Hobart Town from Port Phillip on 1st April on the Brothers
Mr Armytage Cleared out 24 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Hobart Lillias
Mr Armytage arrived at Hobart 5 Feb from Port Phillip Lillias
Mr Armytage arrived at Port Phillip 29 Nov 1843 from Hobart Lillias
Mr Armytage cleared out from Port Phillip 30 Nov 1843 for Hobart Lillias
Mr Armytage cleared 23 Feb 1844 from Geelong for Hobart and on the Abeona, source local newspapers
Thomas Armytage Barwon river Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Armytage, died 21 male Geelong 1842 #33161 Presbyterian Geelong
Thomas Armitage - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844, source local newspapers
Thomas Armytage settler Glenmore Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
William Armytage, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Armitage & Smith in a partnership settler Gippsland, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Armitstend 25 (single man 2) Carpenter Prot Both York, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Thomas Armstrong in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Armstrong Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Thomas Armitstead in a hearing for the Court of Requests said he was insolvent because Mr Murray has absconded Source - 'Port Phillip Herald' 5 Jan 1844, page 2,
Thomas Armistead, carpenter Melbourne applying for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Dec 1844
Mr Armstead has obtained the tender to build the cupola of the Town Clock. Source - Port Phillip Herald 25 Nov 1845
Thomas Armitstead granted Insolvency Certificate 23 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 16 Jan 1845
Thomas Armistead merchant Little Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr T Armistead in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr TS Armistead in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Armitstend 24 (single man 4) Carpenter Prot Both York, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mr E Arms Departed from Launceston on 27 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
James Arms Departed from Hobart 2 Mar 1838 for Portland Bay and Calcutta on the Mary

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