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James Burrick (Steerage 24) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
William Burrie Roach’s terrace Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Frederick Burroughs 29 (single man 3) Shepherd Prot both Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Francis Burrows 20 (single man 03) Shepherd Prot reads Oxfordshire, employed by Mr Hepburn, Lancation Hill arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr H Burrows Departed from Hobart on 26 August 1839 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Henry Burrows, male wed Martha Palmer 1842 #4671 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Burrows and Martha Palmer christened Richard 1843, Charlotte 1846, John Palmer 1847
Henry Burrows in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
James Burrows - Burrows and Caroline baptised Frederick 1841
John Burrows 28 hus (family 6) Labourer Prot both Tyrone, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Jane Burrows 26 wife of John (family 6) House servant Prot both Tyrone, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
John Burrows 10 abd James Burrows 6 son of John (family 6) Prot, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
John Burrows and Jane baptised Martha 1841, Archibald 1843, Adam 1845
John Burrows in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Burrows a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Marshall Burrows wed Mary Brown in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Mary Ann 1843
Mathew Burrows 25 (Single man 3) Labourer Prot both Northampton, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mr Burrows Departed from Hobart on 26 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Owen Burrows, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Owen Burrows cleared on 10 Dec 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 11 Dec for Portland and Adelaide on the Hawk, source local newspapers
Richard Burrows 26 hus of Susana (family 02) Labourer Prot both Co Kent arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
Susana Burrows 24 wife of Richard (family 02) House servant Prot both Co Kent arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
Richard Burrows and Susana christened Daniel 1845, Frederick Richard 1845, Susannah 1845
Richard Burrows Shop Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Richard Burrows tailor Melbourne deficiency 3 pounds 19/- New Insolvent 27 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Richard Burrows, Insolvency clothier Melbourne notice to his creditors. Source - Port Phillip Herald 29 Nov 1844
Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Robert Burrows Convict came 05 October 1838 on the Theresa, assigned to T W Mcleod Esq. Convicted at Middlesex. Westminster Quarter Session for a term of 7 years.
Robert Burrows - convict came on the Theresa 1838, Ticket of Leave. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 99, 7 Jun 1843
Robert Burrows - Assigned Servants page 5 - 13 granted ticket-of-leave. On 18 June 1844 'Holding Ticket of Leave', in Portland Police Station records
Elizabeth Burry, nsw single woman Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
John Burt 30 hus (family 3) ? Mason Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Janet Burt 27 wife of John (family 3) Farm servant Kinross, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
William Burt 4 and John Burt 2 son of John (family 3) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
female Burt 0 dau of John born on board 22 June (family 3) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Burt and Janet baptised Jane Hamlyn Dore 1841, Ellen Middlemiss 1843, Peter 1845 died, Andrew 1846
John Burt Departed Sydney 10 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Siren
John Burt, mason signed letter asking for public meeting. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Burt, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
John Burt Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Burt, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Thomas Burt wed Eleanor Unsworth in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Thomas 1840, William 1845, Henry 1846
Francis Burton arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Henry' 26 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 27 Feb 1845
Henry Burton sailed 11 Mar 1842 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Will Watch source Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th March 1842
John Burton, Convict came on 'Vittoria' 26 August 1828 tried at Somerset Assizes, Certificate of Freedom now at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 March 1844
John Blackburn Burton wed Elizabeth Dawson in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Burton, wed Elizabeth Colbert 1842 #309 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Burton came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 19
Joseph Burton arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Will Watch' 21 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Mr Burton Departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Isabella
Mr Burton Arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Madras 18 Aug, Swan River then Port Phillip on 7 Dec on the Caledonia
Mr Burton cleared out from Port Phillip 18 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 25 Oct Flying Fish
Mr Burton, sailed on the Caroline arrived in Sydney 25 Sep 1840 - From Port Phillip
Mr Burton arrived 1 July 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 June, on the Anne
Mr and Mrs Burton cleared out of Launceston 11 Mar 1842 for Portland Bay on the Will Witch source Port Phillip Herald Fri 4th March 1842
Mr Burton arrived 5 Apr 1842 from Liverpool for Sydney and Port Nicholson sailed 26 Oct 1841 on the Two Sisterssource Port Phillip Herald Fri 8th April 1842
Mr Burton arrived 28 Sep 1842 from London 19 May on the Tuscansource Port Phillip Herald Fri 30th September 1842
Captain T Burton Ship's Master arrived 14-Apr 1840 from Hobart on the Mary
William Burton passengers from Sydney Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
W.Gorff Burton woodman Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Christopher Bury, in Jan 1839 employed William McPherson aged 35, Farm labourer, who came on the Hope
Frederick Berry / Bury 26 Cabin arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
FI Bury, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
F. J. Bury - Bury Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Mr Bury Steerage arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwrightlist from image Liverpool 252 to 254
F.John Bury settler Temp Vale Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Beecher Busby, Elizabeth and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Samuel Busby drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Frederick Bush convict came on the Woodbridge 10 October 1839 tried at Manchester Court Martial, sentenced to 14 years Tickets of Leave to be collected page 214 - 2 granted ticket-of-leave 20 Jul 1846 Hutkeeper
Jonathan Bush came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes aged 28
John Bush farmer Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Bush 17 (5 single woman) General Servant Prot reads Kildare, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mr Bush sailed 7-Sep 1840 for Hobart on the Lady of the Lake
Mr Bush arrived 6 Jun 1841 from Hobart town on the Lillias
Mr Bush arrived 26 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Lillias
Thomas Bush and Bridget Dunne baptised Thomas 1846, William 1846
Joel Bushby came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 19
John Bushby came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 19
Noah Bushby, granted Insolvency certificate of discharge. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Apr 1844
William Busky - Buskey and Bridget Dunn baptised Susanna 1847
Timothy Busnon, and Margaret Lander baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #112
John Bussell 28 hus of Miriam (family 05) Prot both Somerset arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
John Bussell died 1815 - 1859 #5847 aged 44, son of Mary and John Bussell of Somerset
Miriam Bussell 30 wife of John (family 05) Labourer Prot both Somerset arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Miriam Bussell died 1813 - 1879 #1365 aged 66, from Devonshire
James Bussell 1850 - 1933 #4721 aged 83, son of Miriam Hawkins and John Bussell
Thomas Bust sawyer Dandenong Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
William Bustead Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Elisa Buswell 20 (single woman 7) House servant Prot both Birmingham, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Elizabeth Buswell, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Captain Butchard master Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip on the Susannah Ann
Captain Butchard master cleared out 12 Mar 1842 for Sydney finally sailed 14 Mar and arrived at Sydney 24 Mar on the Andromachesource Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th March 1842
David Butchard Crew, (Staff 3) came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
James Butchert, 18 single man Farm servant Prot, both Fifeshire arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
James Butchart 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Butchart List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Butcbart Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Mr Butcher, in Jan 1839 employed Anne Seiry aged 25, On Disposal list for Westminster Jan 1840,
Benjamin Butcher, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Benjamin Butcher 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Benjamin Noble Butcher wed Hannah Burnip in 1847 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Charles Butcher Convict came 1837 on the James Paterson assigned to B Baxter Esq.
Charles Butcher convict came on the James Pattison 10 July 1837 tried at Essex Quarter Session, assigned to B Baxter Assigned Servants page 5 - 2 granted ticket-of-leave
Charles Butcher convict came on the James Paterson (2) 1837 sentenced to 14 years assigned to T Clarke Pentridge Tickets of Leave to be collected page 212 - 5 granted ticket-of-leave 13 Feb 1845 Labourer
Charles Butcher, came on the James Patison (2) Ticket of Leave at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 7 March 1845
Christina Butcher - Butcher at Portland baptised William 1844, Emily 1846
James Butchert, 18 single man Farm servant Prot, both Fifeshire arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
James Butchart, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844 and 29 Aug 1844
John Butcher, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Mr Butcher departed 3 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 7 June 1841
Mr JW Butcher source CH - arrived at Hobart 6 July from Portland schooner Minerva
Thomas Butcher 22 hus of Catherine (family 07) Labourer Prot both Yorkshire Took lodging in town arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Catherine Butcher 26 wife of Thomas (family 07) Prot both Forfarshire arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Thomas Butcher, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Thomas Butcher and Catherine baptised George 1845
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Thomas Butcher blacksmith off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Butcher arrived 2 June 1842 from Port Phillip on the Will Watch Source Launceston Examiner 4 June 1842
William Butcher aged 27 adult male emigrants - arrived 15 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from London on 27 July and Falmouth on 6 Aug Royal George, source local newspapers
Alexander Bishop Butler and his wife Charlotte Selina (Mortimer), and 6 children arrived in Port Phillip, Monday 16 December 1839 the day of the death of their cousins John & Sarah Blanch. From notes on Sarah Blanch, Charlotte is dau of Elizabeth Vaughan and Jackson Mortimer born c1800 and died 1860, and sister to Ann who wed John Blanch and with John was killed, as was employee William Henry Mortimer. Ten days after their arrival in Port Phillip, Charlotte Selina Butler gave birth to her seventh child, a son, Phillip Henry, 29 December 1839, baptised in the Independent Church 9 February 1840. Another child is Jane Mortimer, aged 8.
Alexander Butler general store Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Allice Butler 17 (single woman 5) House servant RC both Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Alice Butler wed Michael Healy in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Alice Butler, Sponsor of Margarite dau of Lawrence Kelly Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Anne Butler wed Michael Lynch in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Archibald Butler 22 (single man 04) Labourer Prot both Perthshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn source Bounty Immigrants
Biddy Butler 15 dau of James (single woman 2) Housemaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Bridget Butler 20 (single woman 08) House servant RC neither Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Bridget Butler, female wed James Loughron 1842 #35508 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Butler, female wed Daniel Mccarthy 1842 #35526 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr C Butler and wife at Melbourne arrived 19 Feb 1841, from Adelaide on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Dennis Butler 33 hus (family 6) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Bridget Butler 30 wife of Dennis (family 6) Housemaid reads Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
James Butler 0 dau of Dennis (family 6) Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Dennis Butler and Bridget baptised James 1841, James 1843, John 1843, Mary 1845
D Butler settler Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr E Butler Passengers - Cabin arrived 7 Apr 1840 from London on the Lord Goderich
Edmund Butler innkeeper “Young Queen” Pascoeville Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
From Rootsweb In 1840 John Pascoe Fawkner put lots at Pascoeville (Pascoe Vale), just north of the creek (Moonee Ponds Creek), on sale, and Edward Butler bought 1 1/2 acres on which he soon built the "Young Queen Inn". Soon after, John Watson bought the inn, which he sold to William Smith in December, 1842, for 1700 pounds. Smith persevered with the hotel when Sydney-bound traffic (along what is now known as Pascoe Vale Road but was originally known as the ?Sydney Road.
The Argus Nov 12, 1847, p3: "...that the Letters of Administration of the goods and effects of the said John Bransgrove, deceased intestate, may be granted to George Bransgrove, of the 'Young Queen' Inn, Pascoevale, in the District and Colony aforesaid, Publican, ...."
The Argus March 7 1850 p1 William Smith advertises "The Original Young Queen, Pascoevale" situated "upon The Old Sydney Road which leads into the New Line of Sydney Road at the Somerton Inn." There is an Tender notice in the same issue for "Improvements near the 'Six Mile Creek' on the Sydney Road" the specifications of which can be viewed at the Young Queen Inn.
- A second Inn named 'Young Queen'?
Argus March 22 1853 p7: "THE YOUNG QUEEN INN Spring Vale, Dry Creek. John Lord has much pleasure in informing his friends and the public in general that he has succeeded in obtaining a transfer of the License of the above well known Inn on the Sydney Road,
Argus June 6 1853 p9 An advert for fire wood at the "ground known as Oxmantown Green, immediately beyond the Young Queen Inn, Pentridge, on the Sydney Road...."
Argus March 8 1856 p3 "SYDNEY ROAD - Tenders will be received until eleven o'clock on Tuesday, 11th March inst., for Widening a Portion of the Sydney-road, between Brunswick and the Young Queen Inn, ...."
So it looks like there could have been TWO inns of the same name: The Pascoe Vale one which Mr Smith advertises above as the "original" and described as near the Moonee Ponds creek. The second, being on the new Sydney Road in Pentridge which was probably built around the time the line of the road was gazetted/changed and prompted Mr Smith to advertise.
Edmund Butler 26 hus (family 6) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Johanna Butler 22 wife of Edmund (family 6) House servant RC both Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Edward Butler, and Johanna Clahassy baptised female Johanna at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36239
Edmund Butler and Johanna christened James 1844, Mary Ann 1845, Ellen 1847
Edward Butler witness to wedding 24 Dec 1839 Joseph Widows to Lydia Sparks at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Edward Butler came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland aged 24
Ellen Butler 20 (single woman 2) House servant RC neither Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Ellen Butler 16 (single woman 1) Housemaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Ellen Butler wed James Ford in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne Lawrence Ormond Butler
George B Butler wheelwright Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Hannah Butler arrived at Port Phillip 17 Jan 1842 from Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 14th Jan 1842 and Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Honora Butler 20, (single woman 2) House servant, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Honora Butler 20 (single woman 09) House servant RC neither Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
James Butler 38 hus (family 1) Labourer RC both Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Elizabeth Butler 37 wife of James (family 1) House Keeper RC Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Thomas Butler 14, Ellen Butler 10 and Michael Butler 4 son of Michael (family 1) RC Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Butler, and Elizabeth Jackson baptised female Julia at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #104 also Nicholas 1844
James Butler shoemaker Collivs lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Butler 21 (single woman 8) Housemaid RC neither Belfast, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Jane Butler wed Joseph Nathan Tovey in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Butler 22 (single man 9) Labourer Prot both Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Butler 23 (single man 4) Labourer RC both Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
John Butler wed Eleanor Burke in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Butler, and Ellen Burke baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #460
baptised Margaret 1843, Thomas 1846, Catherine 1847
John Butler, male wed Mary Stuart 1842 #4494 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Butler and Mary Stuart christened James 1843, Agnes 1844, Mary 1846
John Butler List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Butler farmer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
John Edward Butler and Bridget baptised Hannah Smith 1843
Mr J Butler arrived 23-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 18 Aug on the Minerva - source Port Phillip Herald 25 Aug 1840

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