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Phoebe Brown 28 (single woman 6) Cook Prot reads Cornwall, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Miss Phoebe Brown, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Phoebe Brown wed Thomas Aveston in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Mr P Brown arrived 8 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Portland on the Hero, source local newspapers
Richard Browne 38 hus (family 5) Farmer RC both Castle Cornell, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Mary Browne 36 wife of Richard (family 5) House maid RC Castle Cornell, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Richard Browne 16, Jastlin Browne 12 and Thomas Browne 9 son of Richard (family 5) RC Castle Cornell, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
William Browne 7 son of Richard (family 5) RC Castle Cornell, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
William Brown, died 8 male Melbourne 1842 #38405 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Richard Brown Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Richard Brown House Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Mr RD Browne Cleared out from Port Phillip 5 April 1843 for Hobart Flying Squirrel
Richard Brown tailor Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr RH Browne Esq. sailed 29 Feb 1840 on the Dorset for Sydney
Richard Henry Brown 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
Richard Henry Brown freehold Barrarbool Hills 8 miles from Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Mr RH Brown Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Mr RH Browne arrived at Port Phillip 7 Oct 1843 from Sydney on 3 Oct Shamrock
Richard Henry Browne 2 Deeds of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Richard Henry Brown, voted 3-4pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Richard Henry Brown Barabool Hills 3 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Richard Henry Brown, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barabool Hills 3 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert Brown aged 3 came with Margaret Johnston, 3 s, Steerage arrived 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Robert Brown wed Helen Roy in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Brown 20 (single man 3) Labourer Prot both Antrim came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Robert Browne 24 (single man 07) Joiner Prot both Ayreshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn source Bounty Immigrants
Robert Brown, male wed Bridget Maher Mahon 1842 #35498 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Robert Brown, died 21d male Melbourne 1842 #3693 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Robert Browne freehold Moonee Moonee Ponds The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Robert Browne House Flinders Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Robert Browne Moonee Moonee Ponds freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Robert Brown, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Moonee Ponds Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert Brown a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Robert Brown died 1845 Male aged 37 at Melbourne Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Robert Brown List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Brown pastry cook Yarra street North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
R C Brown Crew, (Staff 5) came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
R.(ofAlbany) Brown Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
R Henry Browne Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Mr RH Browne Esq. sailed 29 Feb 1840 for Sydney on the Dorset
Mr RH Browne Cabin - arrived 24 April 1840 from Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye
RH Browne, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has unclaimed dividends. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
RH Browne on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 27 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
RH Browne, 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,
Mr RH Browne cleared 15 Mar 1844 and sailed 16 Mar from Melbourne, arrived at Launceston 19 March, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr RH Browne arrived 5 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney 29 Mar and Twofold Bay on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr RH Browne for Sydney cleared 29 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr R Brown cleared 3 Feb 1844 and sailed 4 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 6 Feb, and Sydney, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Samuel Brown - (Steerage 6) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Georgiana Brown - (Steerage 5) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Sarah Brown Departed from Sydney 29 June 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Hay
Mr S Brown Arrived at Launceston on 1 Dec 1838 from Portland Bay on the Sally Ann
S Browne arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Soloman Brown 30 only surviving passenger when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Solomon Brown, wife Hanna and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Sylvester John Browne Gentleman, wife Eliza Argell dau Lucy Forrest Browne born 25 Nov 1839 baptised 12 Dec 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
SJ Brown, in Jan 1839 employed Bridget Doughan aged 24, On Disposal list, Mary Burke aged 22, Laundress,and Margaret Osbourne aged 29, Cook, who came on the Westminster
Capt Brown, in Oct 1839 employed Agnes Edgar aged 21, House servant, Duncan Mcmillan aged 16, Alexander Mcmillan aged 14, Archibald Mcmillan aged 12, John Mcmillan aged 15, and John Mcmillan aged 18, Baker, and Robert Walker aged 38, Cartwright, who came on the David Clarke
Capt Brown, in Dec 1839 employed Judith Fox aged 24, House servant, and Daniel Fox aged 26, Farm labourer, Catherine Gorman aged 15, Servant girl, David Gorman aged 18, Farm servant, James Gorman aged 28, Farm labourer, Patrick Gorman aged 28, Farm servant, Mary Gorman aged 35, Dairy woman, Patrick Gorman aged 39, Farm labourer, and John Kennedy aged 29, Overseer, who came on the William Metcalfe
Captain Brown was assigned the Convicts Harvey Tollemache came 1836 on the Lady Nugent, Thomas Pye came 1837 on the Prince George, Kilpatrick Mcclure came 1834 on the Hero
Capt Brown, in Dec 1839 employed Patrick Deverin aged 22, Farm servant, who came on the William Metcalfe
Sylvester John Brown, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
SJ Brown, 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,
SJ Browne on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 70 acres and 7 town allotments - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr SJ Brown Imports arrived 20 June 1840 from Greenock on the Duchess of Kent
SJ Brown, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
S J Browne Hartlands Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr SJ Brown Committee member St Patricks Society meeting source Port Phillip Herald Fri 1st July 1842
Silvester John Brown jury appointed after prisoner challenged 3 jurors source Port Phillip Herald Tue 19th July 1842
Mr SG Browne News - second jury for Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 1 Dec, source PPH 5 Dec 1843
Mr SJ Brown News - Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 24 Nov
Sylvester John Brown freehold Flinders Lane also has vote in another Ward LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Sylvester John Brown freehold William St also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Sylvester John Brown freehold, Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Sylvester John Brown freehold Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Sylvester J Brown in list of landholders asking Mayor to hold a meeting dated 29 Sep 1843
Sylvester J Brown News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
Sylvester John Brown, voted 2-3pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Sylvester John Brown Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
SJ Brown, Deed of Covenant with John Atkins, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection,. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Sylvester John Brown, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Sylvester J Brown voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
Captain SJ Brown, of Heidelberg was thrown from his horse near the residence of Dr Wilkie, corner of Swanson and Colins Sts. Source - Melbourne Courier 27 Oct 1845
Sylvester John Brown Owned Property settler Heidelberg Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
Sylvester John Brown settler Heidelberg, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Brown convict came on the Bengal Merchant 1838 sentenced to 7 years Tickets of Leave to be collected page 214 - 18 granted ticket-of-leave 11 Sep 1846 Labourer
Thomas Brown, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838 Convicted at Central Criminal Court for a term of 7 years.
Thomas Brown Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia
Thomas Brown wed 25 Sep 1839 to Henrietta Atherton witnesses Skene Craig, Peter Ferrie and John Liddell by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Thomas Brown 18 (Cabin) died 1841 on the Frankfield
Thomas Brown 19 ( (single man 6) Shepherd Prot both Edinburgh, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mr T Browne in 1841 schooner Agent of the Margaret
Thomas Brown Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Brown, and Ann baptised Robert at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12744
Thomas Brown wed Susanna Mckindlay in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Browne departed Launceston 14 Jan 1843 for Portland Minerva
Thomas Brown cleared from Port Phillip 27 Feb 1843 for London - Mary Mitcheson
Thomas Brown in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Thomas Brown house off Bourke St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr Thomas Brown Arrived at Port Phillip 30 June 1843 from Hobart on 24 June Flying Squirrel
Thomas Brown arrived at Port Phillip 6 Sept 1843 from Launceston 1 Sep Tamar
Thomas Brown Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Thomas Brown cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
Thomas Brown arrived at Port Phillip 5 Nov 1843 from Launceston 28 Oct Tamar
Thomas Brown List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Brown 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Thomas Brown Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Mr Thomas Browne arrived 5 Oct 1844 at Geelong from Hobart on 27 Sep Abeona, source local newspapers
Thomas Brown arrived 8 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 6 Dec on the Scout, source local newspapers
Thomas Brown, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Thomas A Brown, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
T. A. Brown Depasture Licenses Portland Bay March 12, 1847
Thomas Brown came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 15
Thomas Brown Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Thomas Brown Correspondence sold Portland Bay Mt Napier to Brown, John
Thomas Alexander Brown settler Squattlesea Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Brown blackemith off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Brown draymen Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Brown settler Goulburn River, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Brown settler Worrough Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr T Browne Agent of the Margaret schooner
U Brown and died 1846 at Melbourne
William Brown 29, Single man 1, Labourer Crailing, Roxburgshire, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Brown 29, Shepherd, Gone up country, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Brown, arrived 12-Feb 1840 from Hobart 1 Feb on the Bandicoot Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Feb 1840
William Brown and his wife Elizabeth nee OGorman, with John Brown, Mary Brown, William Brown, Thomas Brown, Eliza Baxter Brown, and James Brown. Steerage listed on the Indus arrived 15 March 1840
William Brown 21 (single man 6) Brickmaker, Prot neither, Romsey, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
William Brown arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 17 May 1841
William Browne / Brown 38 hus (family 4) Labourer Prot Both Co. Donegal , came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Margaret Browne / Brown 38 wife of William (family 4) House Servant Prot Both Co. Donegal , came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Hugh Browne / Brown 8 son of William (family 4) Prot Both Co. Donegal , came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Eliza Jane Brown 16, (single woman 5) House Maid, Prot, Both, Donegal, arrived 8 Jun 1841 on the >Frankfield
Eliza Jane Brown wed James Holmes in 1844 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Brown 27 (single man 4) Farm Servant Prot both Colamagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
William Brown 20 (single man 6) Labourer Prot both Kings Co, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
William Brown 27, hus (family 2) Carpenter, Prot both Kings County, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Eliza Brown 25, wife of William (family 2) House keeper, both, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Nancy Brown 1, dau of William (family 2) 18 months, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
William Browne arrived 5 June 1842 from Launceston 28 May on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 7th June 1842
William Brown passengers from Sydney Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
William Brown House Bourke lane Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr William Brown cleared out from Port Phillip 2 Nov 1843 for Launceston via Sydney Jane and Emma
William Brown in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
William Brown arrived at Port Phillip 2 Dec 1843 from Leith Mid-Lothian
William Brown, charged with stealing before the criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
William Brown, owed 5 pounds balance of wages by William Sharpe. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Jan 1844
William Brown, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
William Brown came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
William Brown wed Margaret Sefton in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne;
William Brown - Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847; Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Anthony Brown wed Caroline Knapp in 1842 #4547 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William A Brown house Stephen St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Anthony Brown attorney's clerk Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
W H Browne - Brown Correspondence sold Western Port Mt Piper to Gavan, Emily
W John Browne 29 (single man 2) Farm Servant, RC neither, Wexford, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mr WH Brown arrived 28 May 1842 from Launceston on the Dusty Miller source Port Phillip Herald Tue 31st May 1842
William Lemny Browne, voted 1-2pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Brown & C Stewart in a partnership wine merchents Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Brown & Clark in a partnership settlers Gooramadda Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Brown & Draper in a partnership settlers Kangaroo Ground county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Brown see Chisholm & Brown in a partnership settlers Anderson's Inlet Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory

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