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Alexander Armstrong and Mary christened James 1845
Andrew Armstrong 28 hus (family 4) Farm Servant Prot both Ireland, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Margaret Armstrong 27 wife of Andrew (family 4) Farm Servant Prot both Ireland, came 17 July 1841 on the England
John Armstrong 6 son of Andrew (family 4) Prot Ireland, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Andrew Armstrong, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Andrew Armstrong and Margaret christened George 1846, Jane 1847,
Andrew Armstrong died 1888 #5751 aged 61, son of Thomas Armstrong and Mary Little, leaving 10 chn
David Armstrong farrier Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
David Armstrong, and Jean Welsh baptised male William David at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #812
Mr D Armstrong arrived at Port Phillip 12 Sept 1843 from Western Port Diana
David Armstrong, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Mr D Armstrong cleared 1 Aug 1844 from Melbourne and sailed for Western Port Ettrick, source local newspapers
Edward Armstrong 26 (single man 1) Farm Servant Prot both Devon, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Elizabeth Armstrong 23 (single woman 01) Cook Prot reads Monaghan, employed by Mr Goodsin Williams Town arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Elizabeth Armstrong 24 (single woman 01) General servant Prot reads Fermanagh arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Elizabeth Armstrong wed Robert Massie in 1845 at Presbyterian
Elizabeth Armstrong wed James Farrell in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Armstrong and Hellen christened Jane 1840
George and Ellen Armstrong, witnesses for marriage Matthew Phillips on 24 Aug 1840 to Jane Fortune - see my Chapman page for details of this wedding
George Armstrong blacksmith Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Armstrong 48 (died 14) died 4 May 1840 after reaching Port Phillip, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley son Walter aged 18, survived the horror voyage.
Mr G Armstrong arrived at Port Phillip 6 Oct 1843 from Western Port Diana
Henry Armstrong 33 hus of Margaret (family 01) Labourer Prot both Fermanagh arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Margaret Armstrong 31 wife of Henry (family 01) Prot both Fermanagh arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Elizabeth Armstrong 4 and Ann Armstrong 2 dau of Henry (family 01) Prot Fermanagh arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Henry Armstrong and Margaret christened Margaret Sarah 1845, Ann 1845 died, Robert 1847
James Armstrong 18 son of Thomas (single man 2) Labourer Prot Neither Antrim, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
James Armstrong arrived at Port Phillip 27 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 16 Nov and Launceston on 22 Nov Corsair
James Armstrong wed Ann Casey in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened William James 1846 ;
James Armstrong & Thomas in a partnership tailors Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
John Armstrong 30 with wife and 5chn, Shepherd, from Buccleigh, Prot, reads, employed by Chas Williamson, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
Veronica Armstrong 29 wife of John, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
with William Armstrong 10, Jemima Armstrong 8, Robert Armstrong 6, Thomas Armstrong 4 and John Armstrong 2
John Armstrong and Veronica/Vair Scott born Peter Brown Palm Armstrong 1840, Adam Armstrong 1841 died, Adam Armstrong 1843, Alexander 1845, Elizabeth Euphemia 1847 ;
Correspondence Wimmera Allan Vale 13 118 Transferred from John Sinclair
Vair Armstrong died 1877 #4960 aged 68, born in Selkirk,
Srr web page for Armstrong Family: William (1829-1895), Robert Grieve (1833-1886), Thomas (1835-1886), and John (1837-1899), pastoralists, were sons of John Armstrong and his wife Vair, née Scott. The family arrived in Port Phillip from Scotland in November 1839. In 1841 John Armstrong senior was employed by Anne Drysdale to plough and shepherd, his wife to cook and wash, and the two eldest boys to shepherd. He had brought livestock with him, worked hard, acquired more sheep and soon took up Bush station near Geelong, later becoming one of the best stud-masters in Victoria. His sons were given admirable grounding for their pastoral careers.
John Armstrong 35 hus (family 73) Stone mason, prot, Co Fermanagh, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel May be brother of William, came same ship
Alice Armstrong 22 wife of John (family 74) Housekeeper, prot, Co Fermanagh, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
John Armstrong 35 and Alice 22 christened Carolina 1841,
John Armstrong, letter at Geelong Post Office 25 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Mar 1844
John Armstrong stonemason Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Armstrong sailed from Port Phillip 13 Jan 1842 for Port Phillip on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th Jan 1842
Mr Armstrong (Cabin ), came 8 Jun 1841 and departing 25 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mr Armstrong Cleared from Port Phillip 8 Nov 1842 for Western Port on the Black Swan source Melbourne Times 12 Nov 1842
Mr Armstrong Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 June 1843 for Western Port Alpha
Mr Armstrong cleared out from Port Phillip 13 Oct 1843 for Western Port Alpha
J/T Armstrong, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
Margaret Armstrong 22 (single woman 1) Dairymaid RC neither Ireland, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Margaret Armstrong 15 dau of Thomas (single woman 1) House Maid Prot Reads Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Margaret Armstrong 17 (single woman 1) Housemaid Prot both Co Wicklaw, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Margaret Armstrong, female wed Benjamin Pike 1842 #4574 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Margaret Armstrong 27 may be sister of Henry Armstrong, (single woman 02) General servant Prot reads Fermanagh arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Margaret Armstrong wed James Leeson in 1845 at Church of England
Mr Armstrong (Cabin ) arrived 8 Jun 1841 on the >Frankfield, and Mr Armstrong (Cabin 4) Departing, 25 June 1841 on the Frankfield
Mr and Mrs Armstrong and family arrived 14 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Western Port Cascade, source local newspapers
Captain Peter Armstrong Ship's Master sailed 19 Mar 1840 for Adelaide, on the Elizabeth Lloyd
Robert Armstrong wed Dinah Bell in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Armstrong 23 came on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot in May 1847 with 338
Sergant Armstrong and Mary Hill christened James 1845
Simeon Armstrong Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Armstrong and Mary Little came with 7 children (eldest daughter Jane was already wed, came with her family in 1853.)
Thomas Armstrong died 1862 #1361 aged 71 son of Thomas of Dumf
Andrew Armstrong died 1888 #5751 aged 61, son of Thomas and Mary Little, leaving 10 chn
Thomas Armstrong 38 hus (family 2) Labourer RC both Fermanagh, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Ellen Armstrong 32 wife of Thomas (family 2 ), came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
John Armstrong 5 son of Thomas (family 2 ), came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Thomas Armstrong 38 hus (family 2) Labourer Prot Neither Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Elizabeth Armstrong 35 wife of Thomas (family 2) House Servant Prot Neither Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Robert Armstrong 12, Mary Jane Armstrong 10, Abel/William Armstrong 8 and John Armstrong 5 son of Thomas (family 2) Prot Neither Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
T Armstrong, in jury for Supreme Court Sat 16 Mar 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
Thomas Armstrong, Insolvency No 274, settler Western Port liabilities 776 deficiency 698. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 July 1844
Thomas Armstrong, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Thomas Armstrong; Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Armstrong see Armstrong James & Thomas in a partnership tailors Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Walter Armstrong 18 (single man 2) Blacksmith, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley with father George who died after reaching Port Phillip
William Armstrong 45 with wife Mary and 8 chn, Shepherd Ayr, Day labour, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Mary Armstrong 44 wife of Thomas, with John 16, Andrew 13, Janet 12, Mary 11, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Eliza Armstrong 21 dau of Thomas, with House servant Ayr, employed by Mr Davis, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Thomas Armstrong 20 son of Thomas Shepherd Roeburgh, employed on own account, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
David Armstrong 20 son of Thomas Farm servant Roeburgh, employed by Thomas Petit, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Simon Armstrong 17 son of Thomas Farm servant Roeburgh, employed by William Robertson, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
NSW list, Reel 2143A, record item 4/4813 the David Clark -
Thomas and family on page 1a, single men Daniel, Simon and Thomas on page 5a and single women includes Eliza on page 7a,
Vic list, Book 1, Page I has Thomas, and page II has rest of people surnamed Armstrong - Andrew C, Janet C, Mary C, David A, Simon A, Eliza A, John A, Mary 44, Wm 45
William Armstrong 32 hus (family 87) Agriculturist, prot, Co Fermanagh, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel May be brother of John, came same ship
Judith Armstrong 26 wife of William (family 88) Dairy maid, prot, Co Kilkenny, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
William Armstrong List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Armstrong see Thomson & Armstrong in a partnership settlers Avoca Plains Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Armstrong & Anderson in a partnership settler Diamond Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Armstrong & McRae in a partnership settlers South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Armswell cleared for London 26 June 1845 on the 'Caledonia'. Source - Port Phillip Herald 10 Jul 1845
Mary Arnand, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Helen Arneil / Arniel 17 died 1843 aged 17, buried Presbyterian,Melb (single woman 01) House servant Prot reads Glasgow arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius Bounty Immigrant
John Arniel 39 hus of Ellen (family 01) Labourer Prot both Scotland arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius Bounty Immigrant
Ellen Arniel 37 wife of John (family 01) House Keeper Prot both Scotland arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius Bounty Immigrant
John Arniel 15, James Arniel 13, Sarah Arniel 11, Margaret Arniel 8 and Elizabeth Arniel 5 dau of John (family 01) Prot Scotland arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius Bounty Immigrant
Helen Arneil / Arniel 17 died 1843 aged 17, buried Presbyterian,Melb (single woman 01) House servant Prot reads Glasgow arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius
James Arnott / Arnet 25 hus (family 1) Labourer Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Elizabeth Arnet 25 wife of James (family 1) Dairy maid, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
William Arnet 5 and James Arnet 2 son of James (family 1 ), came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Joseph Arnett Western Port District Monthly list of Licenses to cut timber for 1 to 30 July 1843
Joseph Smith Arnett brickmaker Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Arnett see Morrison & Arnett in a partnership settlers County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Anne Arnold 21 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Betty Arnold 23 (single woman 3) House Servant Prot reads Greenook, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Charles Arnold, of Melbourne, Writing Clerk, from Insolvencies, dated 30-May and 30-May 1842
Charles Arnold Advertisemnet Insolvent now has Plan for distribution of his available funds, inspect at the office of William Vernier, Chief Commissioner source Melbourne Times - Sat 12 Nov 1842, page 3
C Arnold Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Charles Arnold, embezzlement tried before the criminal court. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 July 1844 . Verdict - poor accounting records
Charles Arnold, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Charles Arnold wed Margaret Stanford in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John H Arnold List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Harriett Arnold 23 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Henry Arnold arrived 25 June 1842 from Launceston on 16 June on the Dusty Miller source Port Phillip Herald Tue 28th June 1842
Convict assigned to J Arnold is John Dacey came on the Portsea
Directory 1847 brickmaker, Yarra,
M Ann Arnold 24 (single woman 1) Housemaid, Prot reads, London, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mr Arnold Departed from Sydney 15 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip bark on the Regia
Mr Arnold sailed 29 Feb 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
Mr Arnold (Cabin ) came 7 May 1841 to Sydney from Port Phillip on the Bycher
Samuel Arnold wed Mary Mclaughlin in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Samuel Arnold, and Mary Mcloughlin baptised male Michael at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #506
christened John 1841, Mary Ann 1846 died, Frances 1847
Mr S Arnold Departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Thomas Arnold A C G Lonsdale-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Arnold, of Melbourne, Assistant Commissary General, from Insolvencies, dated 9-Apr and 9-Apr 1842
Thomas Arnold house Bourke Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Thomas Arnold cleared out from Port Phillip 3 August 1843 for Sydney arrived 11 Aug, Perseverance
Thomas Arnold, sold to Alexander Watt, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Thomas Arnold, bought from Thomas Walker, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Charles Arnor 24 Hus of Sarah (family 02) Farm servant Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington Bounty immigrant
Sarah Arnor 24 wife of Charles (family 02) Needlewoman Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington Bounty immigrant
William Arnor 2 1/2 son of Charles (family 02) Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington Bounty immigrant
Charles Arnor and Sarah christened James 1846 ;
Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847,
James Arnor 31 hus of Sarah (family 04) Farm Labourer Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington Bounty immigrant
Sarah Arnor 31 wife of James (family 04) Farm Labourer Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington Bounty immigrant
Andrew Ried Arnott - (Intermediate 8 ), came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
David Arnott, and Amelia baptised David at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12842
David Arnott Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847,
David Arnott and Emily christened Isabella Dixon 1847
DH Arnot List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Hyndford Arnot 27 hus (family 1) Shepherd Prot both Edinburgh, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Emily Arnot 29 wife of Hyndford (family 1) Housemaid Prot both Edinburgh, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
James Arnott / Arnet 25, hus, (family 1) Labourer, Prot, both, Fifeshire, arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Elizabeth Arnet 25, wife of James, (family 1) Dairy maid, arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams,
William Arnott 5, James Arnott 2 sons of James (1 family), came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams
James Arnott and Elizabeth Penman christened John 1843, Margaret 1843, Christina 1846
James Arnott, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Joseph Arnott Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Margaret Arnott, wed David Kirk 1842 #686 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Arnott in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Arrowsmith arrived 18 May 1842 from Launceston on the Sir John Franklin source Port Phillip Herald Fri 20th May 1842
John Arrowsmith arrived 18 May 1842 from Launceston on the Sir John Franklin source Port Phillip Herald Fri 20th May 1842
Mr Arrowsmith listed on the William Metcalfe arrived 10 Feb 1840 from Sydney
Mr Arrowsmith arrived 13 Apr 1840 from New Zealand 23 March and sailed 20 Apr 1840 for Lauceston on the Essex
Mr Arrowsmith arrived 3-Aug 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
N Arrowsmith on 10 June 1840 purchased 2 country sections in Merriang of 640 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Nicholas Arrowsmith has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
Nicholas Arrowsmith 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Mrs Arston cleared from Port Phillip 18 Feb 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 March Perseverance
Robert Art 39, hus, (family 1) Smith, Prot, both, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Jane Art 37, wife of Robert, (family 1) Housekeeper, Prot, reads, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Jane Art 19, dau of Robert, (single woman 1) Housemaid, Prot, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Samuel Art 18, son of Robert, (single man 1) Labourer, Prot, both, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Isabella Art 16, dau of Robert, (single woman 2) Housemaid, Prot, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana,
Mary Ann Art 14, dau of Robert, and Robert Art 7, son of Robert, (family 1) Prot, Cooks Town, arrived 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana

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