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Edward Buck, Elizabeth and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
James Buck wed Mary Saite in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Buck Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Mary Buck/ Black 22, Single woman 2, Laundress Ballinaster RC neither in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Mary Buck 22, Laundress, employed by SJ Brown, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Edward Gittins Buckall Western Port District License to depasture for month of Feb 1844
Robert Buckham Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian,
George Buckingham, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 Stage Manager Amateur Theatricals Burke St
George Buckingham house Bourke St 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
George Buckingham freehold Stephen St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
George Buckingham House Stephen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
George Buckingham Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
George Buckingham 19 (single man 07) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire went to Williamstown arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
George Buckingham, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
George Buckingham wed Martha Kelly in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Buckingham convict came on the Recovery 26 October 1835 tried Central Criminal Court, now Free Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 39 - 10 granted ticket-of-leave 18 Feb 1839
Mr Buckingham with wife and 2 chn (Cabin) came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr William and Mrs Buckingham and 3 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
William Buckingham 27 hus of Eliza (family 08) Blacksmith Prot neither Cormwall, employed by J Clark Lake Colac arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Eliza Buckingham 27 wife of William (family 08) Prot reads Cormwall arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
John Buckingham 2 son of William (family 08) Prot Cormwall arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Mary Jane Buckingham 1 dau of William (family 08) Prot Cormwall arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Mr James Bucklamb Cabin arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Captain Buckland master Departed from Launceston 20 Dec 1837 for Port Philip on the Industry
Captain Buckland master Departed from Launceston on 20 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Industry
Captain Buckland master Arrived at Launceston on 23 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Industry
Captain Buckland Ship's Master sailed 5-Aug 1840 for Launceston on the Lady Emma
Captain Buckland master departed 14 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Lady Emma
Captain Buckland master, arrived 18 July at Geelong, and 20 July at Port Phillip, from Launceston on 16 July, in 1841 Lady Emma
Charles Buckland - convict came on the Lady Kennaway 02 June 1836 tried at Central Criminal Court, absconded from Wm Snodgrass, Melb, Apprehension of runaway. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 75, 27 Sep 1841
Mr C Buckland - hus (Cabin 2) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mrs Buckland - wife of C (Cabin 3) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Miss Elizabeth Buckland, Master Henry Buckland, Mary Buckland and Theophil Buckland - son of C (Cabin 7) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Eliza Sarah Buckland wed William Elton in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Buckland Convict came life on the Isabella 22 November 1831 tried at Somerset Assizes, assigned to Illegible
James Buckland convict came on the Isabella Assigned Servants page 5 - 23 granted ticket-of-leave
James Buckland, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831, Convicted at Somerset Assizes for a term of life on 29 March 1831.
James Bucklamb - Cabin passengers arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
James Buckland signal master signal station Melbourne, Source - 1847 Directory
John Buckland in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
John Buckland, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Buckland To Depasture Stock.Murray Page 67 31 Jan 1847 Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
John Buckland settler Barwyjee Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Buckland on 26 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Lucy,
Mrs Buckland departed 14 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Lady Emma
Mr Buckland arrived 6 May 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr and Mrs Buckland and family arrived 26 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Lillias
Mr Buckland arrived 21 Sep 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 10 Sep, on the Agenoria
Mrs Buckland cleared out 22 Mar 1842 for Launceston arrived 24 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 25th March 1842
Buckland Western Port District Depasturing License from1 - 31 Aug 1843
William John Buckland 21 hus (family 4) Printer, Prot both, London, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Rebecca E Buckland 21 wife of William (family 4) Housemaid, Prot both, Grantham, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
William Buckland pressman Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Ann Buckley 20 (single woman 5) Domestic Servant Prot reads Antrim came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Anne Buckles, wed Donald Campbell 1842 #665 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Bridget Buckley 20 (single woman 03) General servant RC reads Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Bridget Buckley wed John Ward in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne and lived at Williamstown
Bridget Ward died at Williamstown, 1885 #3838, aged 67, daughter of Joanna Power and James Buckley
Bridget Buckley 20 General servant RC reads Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Bridget Buckley Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Catharine Buckley 18 (single woman 06) House servant Prot both Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Catharine Buckley wed James Mackay in 1847 at Presbyterian Kilnoorat & Portland Bay
Denis Buckley Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Edward Buckley 25 hus (family 5) Labourer RC both Roscommon, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Margaret Buckley 25 wife of Edward (family 5) Housemaid neither Roscommon, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Edward Buckley, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Edward Buckley wed Mary Mitchell in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Edward Buckley Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Edward Buckley settler Gammov Creek Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
Ellen Binkley / Buckley 20 (single woman 3) Housemaid, RC reads, Tipperary, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Ellen Buckley wed Francis Heany in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ellen Buckley wed Charles Penman in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
F C Buckley Correspondence 1847 Gippsland 15 sq mls 2 42
Henry Buckles, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Mr J Buckley Departed from Hobart on 30 Jan 1839 and sailed on 5 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Tasmanian Lass
James Buckley 22 (single man 4) Labourer RC reads Kildare came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
James Buckley 28 (single man 1 m Farm servant RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
James Buckley Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
James Buckley cleared 25 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney on the Christina, source local newspapers
Jane Buckley 26 (single woman 07) House servant Prot both Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
John Buckley 30 hus (family 3) Shepherd Prot both ?, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Janet Buckley 34 wife of John (family 3) House keeper Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
James Buckley 14, Mary Buckley 9, William Buckley 8, John Buckley 7, Alex Buckley 5 and Janet Buckley 1 dau of John (family 3) came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
John Buckley came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot aged 17
Captain Buckley master Departed from Launceston, on 12 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip and then London, on the Louisa Campbell
Captain Buckley master listed on the Eagle arrived 30 Sep 1840
Captain Buckley Ship's Master sailed 22 Oct 1840 for Sydney - on the Eagle
Captain JM Buckley master arrived 20 Dec 1840 from Sydney. on the Eagle
Captain Buckley master arrived 5 Mar 1842 from London on the Eagle source Port Phillip Herald Tue 8th March 1842
Capt Buckley, Steerage arrived 2 May 1842 from Liverpool on the Hopkinson
Capt Buckley 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
John Mark Buckley freehold Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
John Mark Buckley freehold Portland Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Lily Ann Buckles, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Margaret Buckley, died 26 female Melbourne 1842 #38367 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Buckley 20 (single woman 6) General Servant RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Buckley, female wed James Watson 1842 #35392 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Michael Buckley on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Michael Buckley wed Judith Stapleton in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mr Buckley departed Launceston for Portland on 1 Jan 1840 on the Minerva, source local newspapers
Mr Buckley sailed 31-Aug 1840 for Hobart on the Lillias
Mr Buckley arrived 13 Apr 1842 from Sydney on the Sea Horse source Port Phillip Herald Fri 15th April 1842
Miss Buckley arrived 25 Dec 1842 from Liverpool - on the Thomas Hughes source Port Phillip Herald Tue 27th December 1842
Miss Buckley Cleared out 7 Jan 1843 and Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Miss Buckley left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
Mr Buckley cleared 3 Feb 1844 and sailed 4 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 6 Feb, and Sydney, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Patrick Buckley, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Patrick Loughrey Buckley wed Jane Baxter in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Patrick Buckley wed Rosanna Smith in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Coady Buckley was born in Dublin in 1816 as Patrick Coady and died from diphtheria on June 6, 1872. His mother married Edmund Buckley in 1818 and he adopted his stepfather's surname, to become Patrick Coady Buckley. The family arrived in New South Wales in 1818 and by 1831, Patrick and his half-brother, Edmund, had set up the Wullwye sheep station on the Snowy River in the Monaro District. Their ford on the river was known as Buckley's Crossing and it is the site of the present day town of Dalgety. By 1834, Patrick was the manager of the Wullwye pastoral run. Five years later, he established his own squatting runs, holding the Ensay and Tongeo Mungie runs from 1839 to 1845. He did not marry.
The explorer, Paul Strzelecki, noted in 1841 that Buckley and Lachlan Macalister were the 'first two pioneers of Gipps Land'
P.C Buckley settler Condy Vale Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
See web site Edmund Buckley, Timeline of Gippsland,
In 1842 Buckley 'paid a visit of exploration to the newly settled district of Gippsland' after hearing glowing reports of the area from Angus MacMillan. He went in search of land suitable for a cattle station and selected a tract of land on Merriman's Creek near the present day town of Seaspray. In 1843 he obtained a depasturing license for the land and established the Coady Vale run of 53,760 acres. In the following year he took up the Tarra Creek run of 23,020 acres on the western bank of the Tarra River. quote from Gippsland Times (Sale), 18 June 1872.
Patrick Coady Buckley established a cattle trade from his selection in Gippsland with Tasmania. He wrote a daily journal - account of his activity, beginning on 1 Jan 1844 and maintained it until the year of his death. In his later years, he rewrote the journal and this version has been available to the public for many years. The State Library of Victoria has recently obtained the original, unedited version from one of his descendants. It is recorded in a single volume with paper watermarked for 1838.
Wayne Caldow wrote - Perhaps the earliest and most detailed record of the Van Diemen's Land livestock trade is found in the journal of Patrick Coady Buckley, one of the first squatters in Gippsland. In a matter-of-fact style, Buckley recorded how business was conducted between the squatters, shipping agents, ships' masters and owners, and the buyers from Hobart. Buckley began his journal in 1844, the year in which he chartered the brig Amity to take his first shipment of cattle to Hobart. He recorded the event in detail, from being seasick on the voyage over to the state of the cattle market.
One of the earliest industries in the Port Phillip District was the export of livestock to supply fresh meat to the Van Diemen's Land penal system. The island's increasing convict population ensured that the trade was a growing source of prosperity for the Port Phillip squatters. By the early 1840s, the trade was so well established that the Melbourne newspapers simply referred to it as 'the Van Diemen's Land trade'. The discovery of a harbour and rich grazing land in Gippsland added greater impetus to the growth of the trade. From 1842 onwards, sheep and cattle were shipped in large numbers to Hobart from Port Albert, the closest mainland port to Van Diemen's Land. The demand for livestock was such that by the end of 1844, the Gippsland squatting district was fully occupied by squatters from the Monaro runs in south-east New South Wales and those from the Port Phillip district who sought to take advantage of this lucrative market. The rapid growth of the livestock trade shaped the settlement pattern and maritime orientation of Gippsland; the district's earliest economic development was tied firmly to the Van Diemen's Land penal system.
Thomas Buckley 24 (single man 3) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary , came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Thomas Buckley, male wed Mary Sweeney 1842 #35517 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Thomas Buckley 30 hus (family 1) Labourer RC neither Kildare came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Biddy Buckley 30 wife of Thomas (family 1) Servant came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
James Buckley 7, Mary Buckley 4 and John Buckley 2 son of Thomas (family 1) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Thomas Buckley, and Bridget Keagan baptised male Laurence at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Newtown 1842 #36336
Thomas Buckley, and Isabella Keagan baptised male Laurence at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #143
Thomas Buckley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
Thomas Buckley, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Thomas Buckley, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Thomas Buckley Swanston St Clanricorde Hotel' new application granted for annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845 <>Thomas Buckley added to list of Burgesses on committee for re-election of Councillor Sanford in La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Oct 1845
Thomas Buckler came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 19
Thomas Buckley Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Timothy Buckley 29 hus (family 2) Labourer RC reads Cork, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Ellen Buckley 30 wife of Timothy (family 2) Farm servant RC neither, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
James Buckley 10, John Buckley 8, Timothy Buckley 4 and Patrick Buckley 0 son of Timothy (family 2) RC, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Timothy Buckley, died 5 male Melbourne 1842 #38388 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Timothy Buckley Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Timothy Buckley settler Marsh Upper Weiraby, Source - 1847 Directory
William Buckley 6 Jul 1835 A white man of huge stature, (six feet 7 inches tall ) wrapped in a large kangaroo skin, and armed with native weapons, walked into the camp of John Batmans party at Indented Head. He died in 1856 at Hobart.
William Buckley the same who was for 30 years in the bush at Port Phillip Arrived at Launceston 1 Sep 1837 from Port Philip on the Enterprise
William Buckley who for upwards of 30 years has associated with the natives of Port Phillip sailed from Launceston on Tues 13 Sept 1837 for Port Phillip on the James Watt
Mr W Buckley Arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip on the Yarra Yarra
William Buckley 11 October 1836 appointed constable and interpreter to the natives, at a salary of 60 pounds per year. 8 Nov 1836 had 2 horses, hut and 1 acre garden
William Buckley departed 10 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 14 June 1841
Mr William Henry Buckley / Backley 35 hus (Intermediate 1) came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mrs Elizabeth Backley 30 wife of William (Intermediate 2) came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
George Backley 10, Mary Anne Backley 8, John Backley 6, William Backley 3 and Fanny Backley 1 dau of William (Intermediate 7) came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
William Henry Buckley Bellevue Moonee Moonee Ponds Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr WH Buckley signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
William Henry Buckley freehold Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Henry Buckley House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
William Henry Buckley Fined 40s for failing to appear for Jury duty on 16 Mar 1844 Officers 15 Mar 1844, source local newspapers
William Henry Buckley, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
WH Buckley, second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
William H Buckley donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
William Henry Buckley is a draftsman employed in the Survey Office gave evidence to the jury for Mon 14 April - Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
William Buckley 29 (single man 2) Labourer, Prot both, Wexford, came 1 May 1840 on the China
William Buckley / Brickley 19, disallowed, (single man ) Carpenter, RC, both, Co Tipperary, arrived 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
William Buckley, worked as coachman for George Porter. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 July 1844
William Buckley, had his clothes stolen from property of George Porter, case heard by second jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
William Buckley, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
William Buckley Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Buckley Correspondence sold Portland Bay Old Stock Yard to Twomey, John
Wm.H Buckley draughtsman Charles st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Buckley & Robertson in a partnership farmers Deep Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
William Bucklow, 29 both was Labourer, trained as Shoemaker married Stealing chattels 7 years convicted 6 Jan 1843 at Birmingham received 23 Feb 1843 Warrick became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr Slaughton Geelong - List a018 and a41,
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