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Abnor Batt, came on the 'Moffatt' Certificate of Freedom at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Abner Batt convict came on the Moffat now Free Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 39 - 17 granted ticket-of-leave 8 Oct 1840
Habney Batt sawyer Dandenong Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
G. B. Batten Mrs Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Frederick Batten cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 11 Feb from Melbourne for Port Albert and Circular Head on the Thomsons, source local newspapers
William Batten Owned Property Malop St Geelong - House & Land
John Batter 27 (3 single man) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Richard Batters tinsmith Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Richard Henry Battley, of Melbourne, Carpenter, from Insolvencies, dated 11-Nov and 5-Dec 1842
Richard Battley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
R Batters sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Richard Batters Directory 1847 tinsmith Collins street
George Batterrick in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
George Battrick in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
George Battrick and Isabella christened Caroline Ellen 1845 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
George Battey labourer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Batey / Batty - Widow (Intermediate) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Mr Batey / Batty 11 son of Mrs (Intermediate) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Batey / Batty 0 dau (Intermediate) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Joshua Battye 30 hus of Mary (family 03) Carpenter Prot Both Yorkshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Himalaya source Bounty Immigrants
Mary Battye 28 wife of Joshua (family 03) House Keeper Prot Both Yorkshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Himalaya source Bounty Immigrants
Thaddy Battye 10, Thomas Battye 9 and James Battye 6 son of Joshua (family 03) Prot Both Yorkshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Himalaya source Bounty Immigrants
Joseph Battie The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 25 Apr 1843 has contract to supply 33 doors for the new Gaol
Joshua Battye, builder working on the new Gaol. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Nov 1844
Joshua Battye died 1845 Male aged 34 at Melbourne
Mr Hy Baudley Sailed from Hobart 21 Dec 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Eagle
Mr Baufather Departed Sydney Sun 16 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Siren
H. Baugh To Cut Timber. Grant Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Captain Bauman master arrived 17 Aug 1842 from Singapore and Adelaide and cleared out 30 Aug 1842 for Adelaide on the Guiana source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd September 1842
Mr Baunn cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
George Baven Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
John Bawden came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 22
Mary Bawn in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Edward Bawnan, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Mr Bawtree sailed 29 Feb 1840 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
Andrew Baxter Departed from Hobart on 24 June 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Andrew Baxter, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Andrew Baxter settler Jumbock Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Benjamin Baxter Arrived at Sydney 25 June 1839 from Port Phillip on 15 June on the Susannah Ann
Benjamin Baxter, Clerk To The Bench Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Benjamin Baxter - Baxter wed Martha Ainscon in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Benjamin Baxter, subscribed 5/5/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840,
B Baxter on 10 June 1840 purchased 2 town allotments - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Benjamin Baxter - 6 Convicts assigned are Charles Butcher came 1837 on the James Daterson Duncan Mccullen came 1837 on the James Patterson Hanson Howarth came 1837 on the John John Jones came 1837 on the Charles Kerr Joseph Richardson came 1837 on the James Patterson George Castles came 1837 on the Norfolk
Following their initial lease from 1839, Benjamin and Martha Baxter, Melbourne’s Post Master and Mistress, purchased the Carrup Carrup pastoral run in 1842,
Benjamin Baxter correspondence beginning Dec. 29th, 1840, one from Fox in Liverpool 4th Jan 1842 being Consigned bill of lading for a box of ‘wearing apparel’ insured for £80
Benjamin Baxter Batman’s-hill Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Benjamin Baxter, and Martha baptised Fanny Agnes at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12979 and then Annie Marie 1845,
B Baxter, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 Steward Amateur Theatricals Burke St
Benjamin Baxter fined 20/- and costs for four bullocks astray; source Port Phillip Herald Tue 14th June 1842 page 3, Police Intelligence, Friday 10 June
Mr B Baxter source MT, 14 Jan 1843, Depasturing Licences in Western Port
Benjamin Baxter News - Jury for Feb 15 1843 - available but not called
Benjamin Baxter, Esq. 52 elected Election of Assessors for Bourke Ward source PPH, 3 Mar 1843
Benjamin Baxter 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
Benjamin Baxter house Lonsdale St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Benjamin Baxter freehold Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Benjamin Baxter on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Benjamin Baxter House Bourke Lane Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Benjamin Baxter Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Benjamin Baxter News - second jury for Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 1 Dec, source PPH 5 Dec 1843
Benjamin Baxter The Port Phillip Herald Tue 8 Aug 1843 swore he owned the cow Jury heard case, dismissed charge of theft
Benjamin Baxter, Insolvent 237, settler debts 5484, deficiency 4036. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 6 Jan 1844
Benjamin Baxter, lost job as Assessor of Bourke Ward. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 13 Jan 1844
Benjamin Baxter, intestate estate has Archibald McLachlan confirmed as Trustee. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1844
Benjamin Baxter, insolvent, owns land in Collins St occupied by Mr Croft hairdresser. Source - Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1844
Benjamin Baxter List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Benjamin Baxter Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Benjamin Baxter, Stockholder Melbourne applying for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Benjamin Baxter, Insolvency certificate granted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Nov 1844
B Baxter, and EJ Brewster bought from William Cooper, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection,. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Benjamin Baxter, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Letter for Mrs at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Benjamin Baxter settler Carup Carup Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Baxter, of Western Port in district of Port Phillip appointed to be a magistrate. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
Edwin Barter / Baxter 22 (single man 4) Baker, Prot both, Devon , came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
George Baxter and Margaret christened Hannah Sandiman 1844
Helen Baxter 20 (single woman 3) Housemaid Prot reads, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Helen Baxter wed Edward Cozens in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Baxter 22 (single man 05) Labourer Prot both Levricjshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
Henry Baxter, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Mr Baxter arrived 23 Sep 1842 from Sydney via George Town on the Seahorse source Port Phillip Herald Tue 27th September 1842
Mr H Baxter signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
Henry Baxter wed Mary Connair in 1845 at Presbyterian christened Thomas 1845
Isabella Baxter 16 (single woman 5) Housemaid Prot reads Tyrone, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Isabella Baxter, died 24 female Melbourne 1842 #3735 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Baxter and Sarah drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Jane Baxter wed Patrick Loughrey Buckley in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Baxter - 1st Mate (Staff 3) , came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
John Baxter 22 (single man 07) Carpenter Prot both Perthshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
John Baxter wed Judith Kelly in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Michael 1844, David 1845,
John Baxter List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Baxter, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
John Baxter Correspondence sold Portland Bay Mt Burket to Mc Innes & Kennedy
John Baxter Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Baxter Cleared out from Port Phillip 5 July 1843 for Launceston arrived 17 July Henry
Margaret Baxter 18 (single woman 6) Housemaid Prot reads Tyrone, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Baxter wed Abraham Levi in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Baxter was found drowned in the Yarra, verdict suicide, arrived last year, and was disappointed in love. source Melbourne Times - Sat 23 Apr 1842, page 3
Mr Baxter Arrived at Launceston 28 Sep 1837 from Port Philipon the Domain
Lieut Baxter and Lady Departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Bee
Mr Baxter Departed from Launceston, on 21 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Barsten / Baxter Departed from Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Indemnity
Mr and Mrs Baxter /Buxton Cleared out 24 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Hobart Lillias
Mrs Baxter arrived 2 Dec 1844 at Launceston from Portland on the Minerva, source local newspapers
Robert Baxter wed Jane Dunahy/Dannyhurst in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
christened Jane 1844, William 1845,
Robert Baxter, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Robert Baxter farmer Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Baxter 34 hus (family 2) Labourer Prot reads Antrim came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Margt Baxter 28 wife of Samuel (family 2) Servant came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Janet Baxter 11, Hugh Baxter 8, James Baxter 6 and Alexander Baxter 4 son of Samuel (family 2) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Samuel Baxter, and Margaret baptised Osborough at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12778
Samuel Baxter and Margaret christened Edward Owen 1844,
Mr S Baxter sailed on 13 Dec 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Timbo, source local newspapers
Samuel Baxter labourer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Baxter 29 hus (family 3) Labourer Prot both Nottingham, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Anne Baxter 25 wife of Thomas (family 3) Prot both Nottingham, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mary Baxter 6 and Zillah Baxter 2 dau of Thomas (family 3) Prot, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Thomas Baxter Jury for 15 July and 16 July source Melbourne Times - Sat 16 July 1842, page 3
Thomas Baxter jury appointed after prisoner challenged 3 jurors source Port Phillip Herald Tue 19th July 1842
Thomas Baxter Jury for 19 July source Melbourne Times - Sat 23 July 1842, page 3
Thomas Baxter, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Thomas Baxter, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Thomas Baxter dealer Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Zilla Baxter was born in East Bridgford, Notts, England in November 1839. She came to Australia with her parents, Thomas Baxter b.1812, (son of Bosworth and Elizabeth nee Carnel/Carlisle,) and Ann Parnham, b. 1819, (daughter of William and Mary nee Wright), travelling on the "Duchess of Northumberland" The ship anchored off Melbourne on the 3 June 1841. Thomas was engaged by Mr Graham of Melbourne at £20 per annum. In 1850 he was a letter carrier, believed to be the first in Melbourne. Zilla's sister Lizzie was born there. By 1856 the family had a farm in Mordialloc where in 1862 Ada their third daughter was born. Zilla was 17 when she gave birth to Joseph on the 7th July 1856 at Mordialloc. Her mother Ann registered the birth and her sister Mary (Lizzie) Baxter helped deliver the baby.
Zillah married Hugh Brown (employed by her father as a manager) in 1857 and died in childbirth on the 2nd December 1866 giving birth to her 7th son at only 27 years of age. Zilla's sister Mary helped Hugh raise the boys. hugh died aged 99.
William Baxter convict came on the assigned to T Gardiner Assigned Servants page 5 - 6 granted ticket-of-leave
William Baxter 28 (single man 7) Farm Servant Prot both Perth, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Captain William Baxter - (Staff 1) , came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
W Baxter, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
William Baxter came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 18
William Henry Baxter settler Merriam Mount Misery Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Baxter & Thompson in a partnership settlers Mount Misery Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Baxton Departed from Hobart on 6 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip on the Shamrock
Charles Baycroft came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 17
James Bayer arrived 10 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 6 Apr on the Henry, source local newspapers
Thomas Bayes and Mount Macedon Postmaster
William Bayes 22 hus of Martha (family 09) Carpenter Prot neither London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington source Bounty Immigrants
Martha Bayes 21 wife of William (family 09) Housemaid Prot neither London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington source Bounty Immigrants
Mr RG Bayldon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
RG Bayldon, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Richard George Bayldon, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in St Albans and Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Edward B Baylers Merton Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
Ewen Bayliss, Licensed to depasture stock at Gipps Land District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Margaret Banes / Baymes 18 (single woman 4) Housemaid, RC reads, Galway, came 1 May 1840 on the China
M Ann Banes / Baymes 16 (single woman 5) Housemaid, Prot reads, Galway, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Robert Baynes 23 Mason Dartmouth Prot both employed by John Hepburn Limestone Hill, arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
William Baynes 11 stepson of George Neylan Prot arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Astralinda Baynes 6 stepdau of George Neylan Prot arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
David Baynton Departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Edward Baynton arrived at Geelong from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 21 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 23 Jan 1845
Eliza Arabella Baynton wed John Crewe in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Baynton, arrived from Launceston on the 'Fox' on 20 Feb 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 25 Feb 1840
Mr Henry Baynon arrived 20 Feb 1840 from George Town 17 Feb, on the Fox
Mr H Baynton sailed 4 May 1840 for Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Mr Baynton arrived 29-Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr H Baynton arrived Hobart 9 Feb 1841 from Port Phillip on the Lord Hobart
Henry Baynton has 2 Deeds 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
H Baynton Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Henry Baynton 2 Deeds of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Dr Baynton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Baynton Western Port District Depasturing License from1 - 31 Aug 1843
Thomas Baynton - Mr Surg Supt, with wife, sons George Baynton, John Baynton, Thomas Baynton, and 3 daughters (Cabin), came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
On Monday last, Mr TM Marshall, the land and stock-broker, sold the sheep and station in the neighbourhood of Mount Macedon, belonging to Captain Brown, for 5000 pounds cash and 2 000 credit, being at the rate of 25s per head for the sheep. Dr Baynton, a gentleman recently arrived in the province, was the purchaser. Source - Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. Tuesday 2 November 1841
Thomas Baynton, to support building of one church in Mount Macedon and supporting it while they live in the area. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 May 1844
Thomas Baynton, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Dr Baynton, discharged Hugh Connor for disobedience, he stole a horse, and saddle and bridle. Source - Melbourne Courier 14 Jan 1846
JH Baynton, son of Dr Baynton gave evidence that Hugh Connor stole a horse, and saddle and bridle. Source - Melbourne Courier 14 Jan 1846
Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Thomas Baynton settler Darlington Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Bays Departed from Launceston 3 Nov 1837 for Portland Bay on the Thistle
William Bays, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
William Bayes, granted a license for a two wheeled vehicle to carry passengers between Brighton and Melbourne.. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 March 1845
Mary Bazeley witness to wedding 14 Aug 1839 James Woodward to Caroline Robins at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Robert Bazeley witness to wedding 14 Aug 1839 James Woodward to Caroline Robins at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
He is mentioned in the establishment of Neereman Aboriginal Reserve in Sep 1840.
Governor Latrobe accepted the Protectors report on the location and approved it as a reserve on July 7th 1840. In September of the same year, Edward Parker, his wife, seven children, (all under 11), an overseer, Robert Bazely, his wife, a medical assistant, four convicts on ticket of leave and three native policemen set forth from Melbourne for Neereman.
Robert Bazeley and Ann Mary christened Mary Ann 1846, William Augustus 1846, Robert 1847
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847.
Robert Bazeley died 1883 #1137 aged 85 son of Elizabeth Green and Robert Bazeley of Cornwall. William Bazeley died 1855 #2169 aged 53 son of Elizabeth Green and William Bazeley of Cornwall
Mrs Robert Bazely, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
See my page written on 7 June 2002 for Bazeley for this family after 1847
Thomas Beach wed Maria Dowds in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
Robert Beacon sailed on 13 Dec 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Timbo, source local newspapers
Private Beade sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
Henry Beadle Departed from Hobart on 24 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
William Beadman and Ann christened William 1843
William Beadman and Bridget christened Thomas 1845
J Beagerly departed from Port Phillip for Hobart on the schooner 'Adelaide' 9 Mar 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840
Mrs Beaker Arrived 31 Jan 1843 in Launceston from Portland, the schooner Minerva

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