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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

John Bent Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Mr Bentick Arrived at Launceston on 23 Oct 1838 from South Australia and Portland Bay on the Africaine
Thomas Bentick wed Annie Coleman in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
David Bentin Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Captain G Bentley master Departed from Hobart 10 May 1837 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston 27 Feb 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston 1 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived Launceston on 25 March 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston 30 May 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 2 June 1837 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 2 June 1837 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on 4 July 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston 27 July 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 5 August 1837 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr 1838 from Port Phillip and Sydney on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on 9 May 1838 from Port Phillipon the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 12 May 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Mr Bentley master,with sundries Arrived at Launceston on 4 June 1838 from Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on 26 June 1838 from Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 4 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on Aug 1 1838 from Port Phillip on the Aquila
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 9 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 30 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bently master Arrived at Launceston on 27 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 from Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bently master, Departed from Launceston on 2 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley master Departed from Launceston on 20 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Captain Bentley Arrived at Sydney on 10 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip on 8 Feb, on the Paul Pry
Captain Bentley Arrived at Sydney on 18 April 1839 from Port Phillip on 9 Apr on the Paul Pry
Captain Bentley master Arrived at Sydney 3 June 1839 from Port Phillip on 24 May on the Paul Pye
Captain Bently master Departed from Launceston 30 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pry
Captain Bentley arrived from Sydney 9 May 1840 on the Strathfieldsaye
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley arrived Sydney 2 July 1841 from Port Phillip on the Timbo
Captain Bently master cleared from Port Phillip on 21 Jan 1842 for Bay of Islands and Auckland on the Timbo source Port Phillip Herald - Tues 25th Jan 1842
Godfrey Bentley, Master and Mrs Bently arrived 17 Apr 1842 from Newcastle and Sydney on the Timbo source Port Phillip Herald Tue 19th April 1842
Mrs Bentley cleared out 4 May 1842 for Sydney on the Timbo source Port Phillip Herald Fri 6th May 1842
Captain Bentley master arrived 7 June 1842 from Newcastle with 145 tons coals on the Timbo source Port Phillip Herald Fri 10th June 1842
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley arrived 6 Aug 1842 from Sydney on the Timbo source Port Phillip Herald Tue 9th August 1842
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley Cleared out 18 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Sydney Corsair
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley Sailed 18 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip arrived Sydney 23 Jan Corsair
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley Source CH - sailed from Port Albert 18 June arrived at Hobart 23 June Agenora
Captain Bentley master source CH - sailed from Hobart on 29 June for Port ALbert, Agenoria
Captain Bentley master, and Mrs Bentley source CH - arrived at Hobart 16 July from Port Albert on 13 July schooner Agenoria
Captain Bentley master and Mrs Bentley arrived at Hobart 22 Aug 1843 from Port Albert Agenoria
Captain Bentley master with Mrs Bentley and child sailed from Port Albert 7 Sept 1843 for Hobart arrived 11 Sep Agenoria
Captain Bentley master sailed from Hobart 15 Sep for Port Phillip Agenoria
Captain Bentley master sailed from Port Phillip 27 Sep 1843 for Hobart arrived 4 Oct Agenoria
Captain Bentley master sailed from Port Albert 18 Dec 1843 for Hobart arrived 22 Dec Agenoria
Edward Bentley witness to wedding 25 Nov !839 James Candy to Ann Eaton at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
George Buntly / Bently 29 hus (family 7) Carpenter Prot both Manchester, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Catherine Buntly / Bently 20 wife of George (family 7) House Keeper Prot both Manchester, came 17 July 1841 on the England
George Bentley, and Catherine baptised female Selina at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1214
Selina Bentley, died G 1m female Melbourne 1842 #3756 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Bentley and Catherine christened Ellen 1844, John 1845, Selina 1847, Ann 1847,
George Bently in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
George Bentley carpenter off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Godfrey Bentley, Licensed to cut timber at Murray District July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Godfrey Bentley settler Sunday Creek Sydney Road, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Bentley Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Phillip Bentley Departed from Launceston on 23 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Gem
Robert Bently 23 hus (family 5) Carpenter Prot both Stafford, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Martha Bently 23 wife of Robert (family 5) House Keeper Prot both Stafford, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Robert Bentley, and Mary baptised female Hannah at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1111
Robert Bentley and Martha christened George 1844 died, James 1846
Samuel Bentley wed 25 Feb 1839 to Johanna Hayes at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Samuel Bently - Bentley and Johanna Hayes christened Edward 1840
Thomas Bentley arrived 8 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston 2 Oct 1844 Scout, source local newspapers
William Bentley convict came on the Hero now Free Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 39 - 6 granted ticket-of-leave 20 Jan 1840
William Bently, convict came per 'Hero', Ticket of Leave for county of Port Phillip appears in Government Gazette of 29 Jan 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Feb 1840,
William Bentley 19 (single man 3) Farm Servant Prot both Stafford, came 17 July 1841 on the England
David Benton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Joseph Benton - Portland, Surety for John Burns, Bentinck St Commercial Inn, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
George Benwill came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 20
Mr Bercham arrived at Port Phillip 15 Nov 1843 from Kings Island Bandicoot
Mr Beremmer arrived 27 Nov 1842 at Sydney from Port Phillip - on the Cheverell source Australiasian Chronicle Sydney 29 Nov 1842
Mr Edward Beremham left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
Mr Beresford Departed from Launceston 3 Nov 1837 for Portland Bay on the Thistle
William Beresford and Mary christened John 1845
Robert Berger, - Crew arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Matthew Bergin 25 (single male 05) Labourer RC both Queens County arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington source Bounty Immigrants
Matthew Bergen in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mathew Bergin Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Matthew Bergin wed 1850 #850 to Catherine Hoben. Died 1867 #3094 aged 49
Patrick Bergen Correspondence Portland Bay Public House on River Wannon 13 194
Jeremiah Berigan and Mary Callinan christened Bridget 1840
Mr RN Berkinshaw arrived at Port Phillip 21 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 17 Nov Shamrock
Mr W Berkley cleared 25 Jan 1844 from Melbourne for Western Port on the Ettrick, source local newspapers
Robt P Berks came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 20
Agnes Bernard 16 (single woman 4) Housemaid Prot reads, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Bernard Geelong departed 12 Jan 1841 for Hobart town on the Lillias
Mr Bernard departed 20 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, William Hughes
Mr Bernard departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair and arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Mr Bernard cleared out 18 Feb 1842 for Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 22nd Feb 1842
Thomas Bernard, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Dr William Dallas Bernard arrived 12 Nov 1840 from Sydney , came 11 Aug 1840 on the Isabella Watson
He was a squatter in partnership with Dr James Kilgour near Port Fairy in the 1840s
Dr J Bernard Melbourne departed 19 Apr 1841 for Hobart town arrived 24 Apr on the Flying Squirrel
Dr Berard cleared from Port Phillip 14 Jan 1842 for Launceston - on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th Jan 1842
Dr Bernard arrived 24 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston cleared on 18 Nov and sailed on 21 Nov Swan, source local newspapers
WD Bernard, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has current account. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
D Bernard arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the steamer 'Thistle' 30 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
William Dallas Bernard M.P settler Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Bernard see Kilgour & Bernard in a partnership settlers Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Bernard see Chamberlain & Bernard in a partnership settlers Tarrone Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander Bernascoine tailor Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Berniss, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Malop St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Catherine Berrell witness to wedding 17 Aug 1839 of John Dinwoodie by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Captain Berry master Arrived at Launceston on 17 May 1839 from Port Phillip on the Victoria
Captain Berry master Departed from Launceston on 21 May 1839 for Port Phillip on the Victoria
Mr C Berry master sailed 24-Jan 1840 for Western Port in ballast on the Rectus
CN Berry witness to wedding 17 Jul 1839 Francis Bennett to Mary Heard at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Elizabeth Burry / Berry 27 (single woman 02) House servant Prot Reads London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Himalaya source Bounty Immigrants
George Berry departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
a possible match to him is the arrival in Tasmania is George Berry arrived 25 Dec 1839 on the Charlotte
An earlier arrival is George Berry came as a convict, departed the Downs 12 Apr 1833 and arrived in Hobart 12 Aug 1833 on the Emperor Alexander, sentenced at Gloucester Assisses 11 Aug 1832 for stealing, sentenced to 7 years transportation, and received Certificate of Freedom 1839, despite a problem with drunkedness
George Berry 16 (single man 1) Labourer Prot both Westmorland, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
George Berry wed in 1846 to Susanna Head who came 1844 on the Seaqueen, at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened James 1847.
Age confusion, found by Clarke Whitehand on 26 Aug 2014, who saw the list online from NSW. The list at Vic Assisted Immigratiom has him aged 26.

From on Sunday, 5 April, 2009

Hi Elizabeth,
My George Berry came on the Intrinsic, and married Susan Head in Melbourne in 1846, although we knew her as Susannah but she is the same person. We 4 of us have been doing research on the family history for about 25 years. We like to contact people who have an interest in the same family, we have info on George Berrys parents and siblings also as well as Susans.

Isaac Berry 38 hus of Jane (family 01) Labourer Prot reads Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
Jane Berry 36 wife of Isaac (family 01) Housekeeper Prot neither Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
William Berry 10, James Berry 8, Elizabeth Berry 4 and Isaac Berry 3 son of Isaac (family 01) Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
Isaac Berry and Jane christened Mary Jane 1843, Sarah Ann 1847,
James Berry came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 18
John Berry 38 hus (family 4) Farm servant Prot both Devonshire , came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Anne Berry 37 wife of John (family 4) Farm servant Prot both Devonshire , came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Alfred Berry 13, Lucinda Berry 11, Montague Berry 6 and Humfrey Berry 17 months son of John (family 4) Prot Devonshire , came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
John Berry and Anne christened Mary 1847
John Berry in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
John Berry List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Berry, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
John Berry wed Jessie Cameron in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Berry Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846.
John Berry farmer Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Berry wed Ellen Gibney in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Mary 1843
Louisa Barry / Berry 18 (single woman 2) Housemaid Prot both Co Cork , came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr Berry Cabin arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Richard Berry Advertisement - men of Lonsdale Ward signed letter supporting Mr JR Murphy Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 27 Oct 1843
Robert Berry in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Susannah Berry wed Thomas Mann Jarvis in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Thomas Beavy/ Berry 30, Single man 2, Farmer Ballynomastree, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Berry 30, Farm servant, employed by Horatio Cooper, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Berry came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot aged 18
William Berresford convict came on the Parkfield 1839 sentenced to 14 years assigned to Messrs Allan River Hopkins Tickets of Leave to be collected page 212 - 16 granted ticket-of-leave 1 Jun 1844 Labourer
William Berrysford, wed Mary Hall 1842 #644 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Bertleson arrived 18-Oct 1840 from Sydney on 11 Oct on the Lord Saumarez
BJ Bertleson accountant Port Phillip Bank Collins-St Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Bertelson cleared out 9 Jan 1841 from Melbourne and arrived Sydney 19 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 13 Jan, on the Clydesdale
RJ Bertelson a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market.
Bertel Johannes Bertelsen, and Jane Mary baptised Henri Hawkins Ford at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12702
Bertle Johannes Bertlesen, Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Treasurer
Mr and Mrs Bertlesen and family Cleared out from Port Phillip 25 March 1843 for Sydney, Christina
B. J. Bertleson Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mr Berth (Steerage) arrived 17 May 1841 from Adelaide, on the Edina
Charles Buntine / Bertram cleared 1 May 1844 and sailed 2 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 4 May and Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Charles Bertram Campaspe 20 Apr 1847 granted / Mt Macedon District Court and 23 Apr 1847 - from Publicans of 19th Century Vic
Charles Bertram settler Traveller's Rest Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
George Bertram 24 hus (family 39) Agriculturist, Prot, Co kerry, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
M Anne Bertram 19 wife of George (family 40) Housekeeper, do, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
George Bertram and Mary Anne 19 christened Mary Jane 1840,
George Bertram, and Ann Mary baptised Henrietta Louisa at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Narre Warr 1842 #12942
George Bertram Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
George Bertram, - opened first hotel in district, McIvor Inn 1847
Page 197 List of Letters lying in this Office 30th June 1847
William Bertram (Steerage 19) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
William Bertram wed Lilias Robertson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Sarah Peers 1844
William Bertram Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
William Bertram, 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
William Bertram List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Bertram owned Campaspe Inn at Campaspe Creek, 01 Sep 1846 and 03 Sep 1846 - from Publicans of 19th Century Vic
William - Campaspe Inn 1846, 2 years later built 7 miles away, place later known as village of Runnymede.
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mr Berwick Departed from Sydney on 21 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the John Barry
Mr Besnard, clearing for Liverpool on 24 March 1844 on the Mary Lloyd
George Bessens /Bessant, m came from Gravesend as unassisted immigrant arrived 18 Jun 1842 at Port Phillip on the Earl of Durham
Anna Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
David Best, Mrs Eliza Best and 6 children came 7 Feb 1839 on the coastal ship Mumford
Mr Best, in Oct 1839 employed David Duncan aged 30, who came on the David Clarke
D Best The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
David Best freehold Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
David Best Shop Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr D Best/Bert cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
D Best, jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
D Best 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
David Best and Elizabeth christened Elizabeth 1845
David Best cabinetmaker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Best and Davey Partnership builders Little Bourke & Stephen-streets Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Eliza Best arrived 8 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the John Pirie - source Launceston Courier 15 Feb 1841
George Best 37 hus (family 7) Carpenter Prot both Co Armagh, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
M Ann Best 31 wife of George (family 7) House servant Prot Co Armagh, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
M Ann Best 12, George Best 10, Jane Best 7 and Richard Best 2 son of George (family 7) Prot Co Armagh, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
George Best, and Ann Mary baptised John Robert at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12984
George Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
George Best house William St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
George Best in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
George Best House William St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
George Best and M Ann christened Bessy Ann 1846,
George Best carpenter William street, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Mr H Best arrived 11-Feb 1840 from Launceston on 5 Feb on the Joshua Carroll Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Feb 1840
Henry Best arrived 12 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 19 July 1841
Henry Best Woburn Mount Rouse, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Henry Best settler Mount Rous, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Margaret Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Mary Ann Best, female wed Robert Crowe 1842 #4545 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Mary Ann Best wed Robert Whitehead in 1845 at Church of England
Mary Ann Best dressmaker William street, Source - 1847 Directory
Miriam Best wed Duncan Mcintyre in 1846 at Presbyterian Portland
Mr Best Departed from Hobart 2 Mar 1838 for Portland Bay and Calcutta on the Mary
Miss Best Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 5 April 1838 from Portland, Minerva
Mr Best Departed from Launceston on 4 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Mr and Mrs Best Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Mr Best arrived 31-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 25 Aug on the Tamar
Mr Best arrived 11 Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Industry
Mr Best arrived 14-Dec 1840 from Sydney on the Clonmel
Mr Best sailed 13 Jan for Launceston and arrived 22 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Industry
Mr Best arrived 8 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Industry - source Launceston Courier 25 Jan 1841
Mr Best at Melbourne arrived 26 Apr 1841 from Hobart town on the Naiad
Mrs Best and 3 chn Cleared out from Port Phillip 11 May 1843 for Port Fairy and Portland Sally Ann
Mr Best arrived 2 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 31 Oct Scout, source local newspapers
Mr P Best sailed 10-Sep 1840 for Launceston Paul Pry
Richard Best sailed 29 Mar 1842 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 29th March 1842
Thomas Best departing 28 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch - source Launceston Courier 31 May 1841
Thomas Best arrived 12 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
Thomas Best departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Thomas Best - Blacksmith work, paid 16/-. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 21, 24 Sep 1841
Thomas Best departed Launceston 16 Apr for Portland Bay on the Minerva source Launceston Examiner 23 Apr 1842
Thomas Best - repairs, paid $5/15/-. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 23, 20 Aug 1842
Thomas Best wed Alice Mcguire in 1844 at Presbyterian Portland christened Mary Ann 1845, Alice 1847,
Thomas Best dwelling-house Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
Thomas Best dwelling-house Portland Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Thomas Best Portland voters in the district election source PPH 30 June 1843
Thomas Best The Port Phillip Herald Fri 30 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Portland
Thomas Best, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Thomas Best, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Apr 1844
Thomas Best, Portland Bay District monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Thomas Best Portland dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Thomas Best, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Perry St Portland Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Thomas Best, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Thomas Best - Derrendronomy, Travellers Rest 15 miles not had License before, Name of Surety EA Alexander Gawler St. Portland and Robert Heazlewood Very St Portland from 1 Oct 1845 to 1 July 1846. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 61, 5 Sep 1845
Thomas Best - Arrandoovong, Travellers Rest 15 miles yes had License before, Name of Surety AE Alexander Portland, and Robert Heazlewood Portland, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
Thomas Best Owned Property Arrendoovong about 45 miles from Portland - House & Land
Thomas Best settler Arandouny Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
William Best Police Court Weds 27 July indicted of being drunk fined five shillings source Melbourne Times - Sat 30 July 1842, page 3
William Best arrived at Launceston 21 Aug 1843 from Portland Minerva
William Best arrived 21 Aug 1843 at Launceston from Portland Minerva
William Best List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Bister / Bester 23 (single man 02) Labourer Prot neither Cambridge arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Charles Beswicke & James Beswicke Partnership wholesale & retail dealers Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Charles Beswick freehold Malop and Yarrow Sts Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles Beswicke The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
Charles Beswick Malop and Yarrow St Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Beswick, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Malop and Yarra St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Charles Beswick wed Eliza Keys in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened John 1847
Charles Beswicke settler Moodie Yallo county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Beswicke 1805 - 1885 #8801 aged 80, son of Sarah Clegg and John Beswick,
George Beswick, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
George Beswicke farmer Moodie Yallo county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Beswick Cabin passengers arrived 9 Nov 1840 from Liverpool on the Clydesdale
Isabella Beswicke died 1841 aged 26, buried from the Independent Church, Melbourne
James Beswicke and Charles Beswicke wholesale & retail dealers Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Berwick and Jane christened James Robert 1845
James Berwick departed from Port Phillip for London on the Sir Robert Peel 12 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
John Beswick Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
James L Beswick jurors empannelled source Port Phillip Herald Fri 17th June 1842
James L Beswicke (foreman) Jury for 20 May source Melbourne Times - Sat 18 June 1842, page 3
JL (James Lomax) Beswicke The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
JL Beswick, settler on the Western Port Rd cart hit a stump, he fell, was run over and died, aged 24. Source - Port Phillip Herald 9 Apr 1844
James Lomax Beswick freehold Malop and Yarrow Sts Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
James Lennox Beswick Malop and Yarrow St Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
J Beswick sheep owner Whitehead's Spring Ck Pt. Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Berwick sailed 5-Aug 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr Beswick and wife Cabin passengers arrived 9 Nov 1840 from Liverpool on the Clydesdale
Mr Beswick arrived 5-Dec 1840 from Sydney 1 Dec on the Clonmel
Mr Beswick departed Sydney 23 Feb 1841 for Port Phillip, and on 10 March 1841 arrived Melbourne from Sydney, on the Australasian Packet
Mr Beswick 14 Aug 1841. departed Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Mr Beswick cleared out 22 Mar 1842 for Sydney arrived 27 Mar on the Sea Horse source Port Phillip Herald
Mr Beswick arrived 13 Apr 1842 from Sydney on the Sea Horse source Port Phillip Herald Fri 15th April 1842
Messrs Beswicke Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
Mr Beswick cleared on 29 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 30 Nov for Launceston on the Shamrock , source local newspapers

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