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Daniel Bain arrived at Geelong from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 21 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 23 Jan 1845
Edward J Baine 25 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Ellen Bain 20 ( (single woman 9) Housemaid Prot both Edinburgh, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Ellen Bain wed John Thomson in 1845 at Presbyterian
James Bain, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Bain Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mary Bains, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Thomas Kain / Bain Departed from Launceston on 23 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Gem
Captain Bainbridge master, Arrived at Sydney on 29 Oct 1838 from Port Phillip on 21 Oct on the Kate
Captain Bainbridge master Departed from Sydney on 30 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Success
Captain Bainbridge master Arrived at Sydney 2 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on 26 Dec, on the Success
Captain Bainbridge master Departed from Sydney on 11 Mar 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Success
George Bainstarh Correspondence sold Portland Bay Eumerella West to Jamieson, Robert & Mrs
Francis Baird, jury to hear a criminal case. Source - Melbourne Courier 28 July 1845
Francis Baird carpenter Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Honora Barngren / Bainger 21 (single woman 2) Farm Servant RC reads Dorsetshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
James R Baird died c18 Sep 1841 aboard the Thomas Arbuthnot,
on 26 Nov 1841 the Port Phillip Herald reported that the Court had granted letters of administration to the said James Dawson as a creditor of the said deceased.
Jean Baird/Beard, 25, 1 g, Housemaid Monaghan Prot reads, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
John Baird and Elizabeth Nicol christened Elizabeth Nicol 1843
Directory 1847 dealer McKillop street
John Baird, accused of stealing a hat and pair of trousers before the Supreme Court Fri 15 Mar 1844 property of Benjamin Watson Case discharged. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
John Baird and Ellen christened Robert 1845
John Baird dealer McKillop street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Baird 18 (single woman 05) House servant Prot reads Glasgow arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn source Bounty Immigrants
Margaret Baird sailed from Launceston 14 Dec for Port Melbourne Henry
Mathew Baird 22 (single man 5) Labourer Prot both Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Mathew Hamilton Baird Correspondence Portland Bay Pigrest see also vol 13 p 94 14 311 Transferred from John Brown
Moses Baird, wed Mary Denny 1842 #855 Independent Melbourne
Moses Baird Advertising, dissolved the partnership with Robert Crow as Innkeeper at Keilor source Melbourne Times - Sat 21 May 1842, page 3
Moses Baird transfered 'The Prince Albert' Swanson St, to Increase Robinson Bell by Petty Sessions source Port Phillip Herald Fri 9th September 1842
Miss Baird cabin passenger arrived 8 Nov 1840 from Greenoch and 14 Dec 1840 cleared for Sydney on the Perfect
Mr Baird arrived at Port Phillip 16 Feb 1843 from London via Adelaide Arab
MH Baird, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
MH Baird County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
M H Baird - Baird Correspondence sold Portland Bay Piggoreet West to Clarke, David
Thomas Baird wed Eliza Broadfoot in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Baird, owed wages of 5 pounds by Benjamin Baxter. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
John Bais 18 (Single man 2) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Thomas Baitson List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Baitson, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Alfred Baker 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Benjamin Baker brickmaker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Betty Baker 25 (single woman 2) General servant RC reads Cork, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Charles Baker wed Ellen Nelson in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Charles Baker 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
David Baker came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
Edward Baker Convict came 1837 on the Charles Kerr assigned to W Wallace Esq.
Edward Baker convict came on the Charles Kerr 1837 assigned to W Wallace Assigned Servants page 5 - 17 granted ticket-of-leave
Edward Baker woolpresser Little Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Elizabeth Baker 21 (single woman 6) House maid RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Elizabeth Baker wed John Grady in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Elizabeth Baker, wed Peter Fryer 1842 #604 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Baker aged 26 adult male emigrants - arrived 15 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from London on 27 July and Falmouth on 6 Aug Royal George, source local newspapers
George Baker and Elizabeth christened Eliza 1847
Directory 1847 farmer :Calipine, Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Henry Baker and Anne Kerigan christened Maria 1840
Henry Baker wed Margaret Somerville in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Henry Baker, and Margaret baptised Daniel 1841, female Jane at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Merr 1842 #1052
Henry Baker, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Collins St Imperial Inn
Henry Baker 'Imperial Inn' Collins St Publicans License granted source Port Phillip Herald Fri 29th April 1842
H Baker Advertising, signed a support letter for Alexander Chisholm source Melbourne Times - Sat 9 July 1842, page 3
Henry Baker house Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Henry Baker in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Henry Baker House Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
H Baker Imperial Inn Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Henry Baker Advertisement - men of Lonsdale Ward signed letter supporting Mr JR Murphy Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 27 Oct 1843
Henry Baker sailed 1 Nov from Launceston for Port Fairy and Portland Lowestoft
Henry Baker publican The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 25 Apr 1843 New Insolvents list
Henry Baker The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 postponed decision for Imperial Inn
H Baker, in jury for Supreme Court Fri 15 Mar 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
Henry Baker, Collins St 'Imperial Inn' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
Henry Baker, Innkeeper Melbourne granted Insolvency Certificate. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 19 Oct 1844
Henry Baker Imperial Inn Collins St Publican's License granted but his rent is too high listed on 7 May 1844
Henry Baker Imperial Inn Collins St Publican's Night License granted listed on 18 June 1844
Henry Baker - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844, source local newspapers
Henry Baker Certificates of Insolvency granted for News 15 Oct 1844, source local newspapers
Henry Baker Collins St Imperial Inn' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Henry Baker a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Henry Baker and Ellen Nelson christened Henry 1845
Henry Baker 1847 Owned Property Village of Warringal - Freehold Property 2 roods Warringal lot 20 Deeds dated 23rd January 1847
Henry Baker publican Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Owned Property Malop St Geelong - Freehold Property
Henry Baker farmer Calipine Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Baker farmer Elgar's Survey Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Baker farmer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr Surg Supt Baker came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden Doctor
Henry Surg Supt Baker came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot Doctor
Humphrey Baker arrived 19 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
Humphrey Baker, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mr J C Baker Doctor (2 on list), came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
James Baker Arrived at Launceston on 9 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, the brig on the Henry
James Baker Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
James Baker came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 21 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr John Baker arrived 5-Oct 1840 from Launceston on the Pickwick
John Baker departed Launceston 14 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip. on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 18 Jan 1841
John Baker 21 (single man 04) Joiner Prot both Surry arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Earl of Durham source Bounty Immigrants
John Baker wed Ellen Gleeson in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong christened James 1845
John Baker 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
John Baker 23 (single man 02) Labourer Prot reads Lincoln, employed by George Armitage arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
John Baker To cut timber Grant Page 67 31 Jan 1847
John Baker settler Burrabang Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Doctor Joseph Cox Baker Surg Supt - (Staff 2) , came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Joseph Baker baker Little Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
JW Baker, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Luke Baker 30 (single man 3) Labourer RC neither Corke, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Lydia Baker 18 (single woman 06) Housemaid Prot reads Oxford, employed by James Osborne arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Lydia Baker wed Philip Mellen in 1845 at Church of England
Maria Aker / Baker 18 (single woman 2) Housemaid Prot both Dublin, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Maria Baker wed William Atherley in 1845 at Church of England
Mary Baker 24 (single woman 4) Dressmaker Prot both Foumutt, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Baker wed Edward Robert Mickleburgh in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Ann Baker died 1847 Female aged 30 at Newtown
Matilda Baker 18 (single woman 02) Laundress Prot reads Oxfordshire Left on her own resources arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Matilda Baker, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Matilda Baker wed Stephen Young in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Baker sailed from Hobart on 16 July 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Hetty
Mr Baker Departed from Hobart 26 July 1837 for Port Phillipon the Hetty
Mrs Baker Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Mr Baker (Steerage) arrived 28 Feb 1841 from London via Launceston, Tasmania on the Thomas Crisp
Mr Baker carpenter Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr and Mrs Baker arrived 13 Feb 1842 from London and Plymouth on the Andromache source Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th Feb 1842
Mr Baker 1 run bowled by Macvitie; 2 runs handled ball Brighton side scored 43 runs and 79 runs, with 9 byes and 12 byes Cricket match, Brighton beat Melbourne, source Port Phillip Herald Fri 16th December 1842
Mr Baker cleared out 22 June 1842 for Sydney on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Fri 24th June 1842
Mrs Baker and child arrived 26 Aug 1842 from Port Phillip on the Henry source Launceston Examiner 27 Aug 1842
Mr and Mrs Baker, Cabin arrived 13 February 1842 from Plymouth on the Andromache
Richard Baker came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 17
Samuel Baker Convict came 1837 on the Charles Kerr assigned to J G King Esq.
Samuel Baker convict came on the Charles Kerr 1837 assigned to PG King Assigned Servants page 5 - 7 granted ticket-of-leave
Sophia Baker, died 21 female Melbourne 1842 #3712 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Baker convict came on the Royal George Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 39 - 24 granted ticket-of-leave 18 Apr 1840
Thomas Baker convict came on the Royal George 1838 sentenced to Life Tickets of Leave to be collected page 214 - 12 granted ticket-of-leave 18 Apr 1841
Thomas Baker 36 hus (family 2) Labourer Prot Both Devonshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mary Baker 36 wife of Thomas (family 2) House Keeper Prot Both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Emma Baker 4 dau of Thomas (family 2) Prot, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Thomas Baker List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Baker came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot aged 21 and Charles 17, Alfred 16
William Baker, male wed Catherine Cagaran 1842 #35396 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Baker and Katherine Cogaran christened Josuah 1843, William 1845, William died 1846 Male child aged 11m at Melbourne
William Baker in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
William Baker 19 (single man 04) Labourer Prot reads Lincoln, employed by George Armitage arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
William Fury Baker To Depasture Stock.Murray Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Fury Baker J.P settler Rivoli Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
John Alexander Bakewell freehold, River Plenty The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
John Bakewell freehold River Plenty Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
John Bakewell River Plenty freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Bakewell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in River Plenty Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Bakewell did not answer when called upon for duty as Special Constable, by His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
John Bakewell Owned Property River Plenty - Freehold Property
ohn Bakewell woolbroker Market square, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Bakewell arrived 9 May 1840 from London via Launceston 3 May on the Arab
Robert Bakewell freehold River Plenty Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Bakewell and Shaw Western Port District Depasturing License from1 - 31 Aug 1843
Robert Bakewell freehold, River Plenty The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Robert Bakewell River Plenty freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Robert Bakewell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in River Plenty Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert Bakewell Owned Property settler Glenlyon River Plenty - Freehold Property
Robert Bakewell settler Glenlyon Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
From a footnote in John Henry Howitt letter - Robert Bakewell, a maternal uncle. He had emigrated with the Howitt brothers (they are not on Arab's passenger list, came on Lord Goderich) and on arrival in Port Phillip acquired a property on the bank of the Plenty River, above Heidelberg. He prospered in the new colony and eventually became one of the founders of the firm of Goldsbrough, Mort ' Co.
Bakewell & Shaw in a partnership settlers Camlpaspe River, Source - 1847 Directory
James Bakie and Margaret christened Georgina 1846
R A Balbirnie Yarra Yarra Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Anstrut Balbirnie - Balbirnie and Agnes christened Elizabeth 1841, Jane 1843,
Directory 1847 Owned Property settler Balmerino South Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
Robert Balburnie freehold, South Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
A Balbirnie Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Mr RL Balbirnie to consider applicants for position of Kalkallo Poundkeeper after Mr Reeves was dismissed. source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Robert Austruther Balbirnie freehold South Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Balbirnie The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
Mr Balbirnie to consider applicants for position of Kalkallo Poundkeeper after Mr Reeves was dismissed. source PPH 17 Oct 1843 successful applicant
Robert A Balburnie, voted 3-4pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Robert Anstruthie Balbirnie South Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
RA Balbirnie jury for Mon 14 April Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
RA Balbirnie, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Robert Anstruther Balbirnie, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in South Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert A Balbirnie, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Agnes Balbirnie, aged 14, dau of Mr RA Balbirnie, was assaulted by Lowry. Source - Melbourne Courier 17 Nov 1845
Robert Anstruther Balbirnie settler Balmerino Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Charles Balbirnie - Balbirnie wed Elizabeth Slocombe in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Charles Balbirnie settler Balmerino Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Balcombe (Steerage 31, from Port Phillip to Sydney, China
Mr Balcombe cleared out 21 May 1842 and Sailed 23 May 1842 for Sydney with part of original cargo on the Hopkinson source Port Phillip Herald Tue 24th May 1842
Mr and Mrs Balcombe and child arrived 23 Sep 1842 from Sydney on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Tue 27th September 1842
Mrs AB Balcombe in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Alexander Bentson Balcolm dwelling house, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
JB Balcombe The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Alexander Beats Balcombe freehold Elizabeth St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Alexander Beatson Balcombe dwelling-house Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Alexander Benison Balcolme Merri Meri Creek dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
AB Balcombe, jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
AB Balcombe jury for Mon 14 April Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Alexander Beats Balcolmbe and Emma christened Emma Jane 1845
Alexander Beatson Balcombe, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
A B Balcombe Correspondence Western Port Fichingorourke 308 acres 15 2
A.B Balcombe settler Tichengorourke Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory

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