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Isabella Cameron 23 (single woman 8) House servant Prot both Perth, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Isabella Cameron, died 22 female Melbourne 1842 #324 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Isabella Cameron baptised Elizabeth 1845
J Cameron departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the brig 'William Hughes' 3 Jun 1841 - source Launceston Courier 7 June 1841
James Cameron 38 with wife and 6chn, Farmer employed at day work Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Anne Cameron 30 wife of James Cameron, with Jessie Cameron 10, John 8, Alexander 6, Dugald 4, Margaret 2, Jane Cameron infant came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Jane Cameron died 27 June 1839 aged 7 and a half months child of farmer Presbyterian burial
Margaret Cameron, died 3 female Kinl 1842 #325 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Life in the new colony was to prove hard for the family. They settled in Geelong and another son, James was born to them in 1840. James Cameron, the father of the family, died shortly after and was buried from the Presbyterian Church in Geelong on 5 January 1841. Widowed Another reference is Page 7 Jessie married John Berry in St James Anglican Church, Melbourne on February 18, 1847 (this appears to be the daughter, not the widow).
James Cameron migrated with their children in 1839 as part of John Dunmore Langís Bounty Scheme (1837-1841) and sailed from Tobermory on the Island of Mull, on the 28 October 1838 aboard the "British King", (master William Paton, surgeon Master Superintendent Doctor Alexander Arbuckle) from Tobermory Scotland on 28 October 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 February 1839.
The Camerons nephew James Cameron, remained in Sydney but later made his way overland to western Victoria in the company of the McEachern family who had also embarked on the "British King". James married Catherine McEachern at Goulburn on 18th May 1842 while en route to Victoria.
James Cameron, Moonie Moonie Ponds one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
James Cameron - Portland, Surety for Isaac Wilson, Julia St Union Inn, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Jessey Cameron 22 (single woman 6) House maid Prot both Somersetshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Jessie Cameron wed John Berry in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Johanah Ness Cameron, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
John Cameron and Mary baptised Isabella 1840,
John Cameron, and Mary baptised male John at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Kinl 1842 #780
Directory 1847 farmer Moonee Ponds
John Cameron 22 (single man) came 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
John Cameron as Steerage passenger from Leith arrived 15 Dec 1840 on the Anne,
John Cameron 30 (single man 10) Shepherd RC both Invernesshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
John Cameron in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
John Cameron, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
John Cameron Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Cameron farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
James Allan Cameron of Decameron, Australian Pyrenees appointed magistrate, 15 Jan 1844 by His Excellency the Governor source PPH News 6 Jan 1844, source local newspapers
James Allan Cameron of Decameron Pyrenees appointed new magistrate by His Excellency the on the Governor, source local newspapers
James Allan Cameron, sworn in as a magistrate for territory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
J Allan Cameron donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
J Allan Cameron, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Allan Cameron settler De Cameron Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Cameron Departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Mr J Cameron departed 3 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes
J Cameron see Cameron A. & J in a partnership Grampians, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Cameron wed James Black in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Maria Cameron Preceptress Stephen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Cameron 26 (single woman 3) Housemaid, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Mary Cameron wed Keith Petrie in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mina Cameron, owed wages of 6 pounds by Benjamin Baxter. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
Mr Cameron, in Oct 1839 employed Duncan Mclaren aged 15, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Cameron, in Oct 1839 employed Colin Mclaren aged 20, Farm servant, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Cameron, in Oct 1839 employed Duncan Mcnab aged 16, who came on the David Clarke
Miss Cameron arrived 14-Feb 1840 from Sydney 24 Jan, on the Mary Ridgeway
Miss Cameron sailed 26-Feb 1840 for South Australia. on the Mary Ridgeway
Mr Cameron Cabin passenger arrived 10 May 1840 from London on the Orissa
3 Camerons arrived 15-May 1840 from Adelaide on 6 May on the Perseverance
Mr Cameron arrived 18-Oct 1840 from Sydney on 11 Oct on the Lord Saumarez
Mr Cameron 17 Nov 1840 cleared for Sydney, on the London
Mr Cameron sailed 1-Dec 1840 for Launceston on the Jewess
Mr Cameron arrived 14 Dec 1840 in Sydney 14 Dec on the William Woolley
Mr Cameron arrived 15-Dec 1840 from Portland Bay on the Blossom
Mr Cameron arrived at Port Phillip 13 Jan 1842 - on the Sea Horse source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 14th Jan 1842
Mr Cameron arrived 30 June 1842 from Portland Bay on the Sally Ann source Port Phillip Herald Fri 1st July 1842
Mr Cameron cleared out 12 July 1842 for Portland Bay and Port Fairy on the Sally Ann source Port Phillip Herald Fri 15th July 1842
Mr Cameron, Cabin arrived 22 July 1842, from Gravesend on the Platina
Mr Cameron arrived 4 Aug 1842 from Sydney on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Fri 5th August 1842
Mr Cameron arrived 8 Aug 1842 from Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 9th August 1842
Mr Cameron, arrived 12 Aug 1842 from Launceston on the Corsair
Mr, Mrs and Miss Cameron arrived at Launceston 20 April 1838 from Port Phillip, Tamar
Mr Cameron Cleared out from Port Phillip 17 July 1843 for Portland Sally Ann
Mr Cameron arrived at Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 from Adelaide Dorset
Mr Cameron Moonie Ponds employed Ellen Murphy 21 (single woman 38) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Cameron sailed 3 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 16 Apr on the Jane Goudie, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Cameron and 3 chn arrived 15 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston sailed 8 June Henry, source local newspapers
Mr Cameron cleared 3 Aug 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 4 Aug Soundraporey, source local newspapers
Peter Cameron 24 (single male 12) Shepherd Prot both Berkshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Samuel Boddington source Bounty Immigrants
Robert Cameron List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Samuel Cameron from Methven; (steerage 2) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Thomas Cameron 22 hus (family 3) Smith Prot both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Elizabeth Cameron 22 wife of Thomas (family 3) came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
James Cameron 6 and Janet Cameron 4 dau of Thomas (family 3) came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Thomas Cameron, and Elizabeth baptised female Isabella at Presbyterian Portland born at Portland 1842 #33916
Thomas Cameron and Elizabeth baptised Alexander 1844, Elizabeth 1846, Mary Ellen 1847
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Cameron wed 7 May 1841 to Elizabeth Moncrieff born 20 Jul 1820 dau of Janet Mackie and David Moncrieff who had previously wed 29 Dec 1835 to Alexander Peat. She had 11 children born in Portland, with one childhood death - Thomas 3 Jul 1849 - 2 Jul 1854
Thomas Cameron - Cnr Gawler and bentinck Sts, Portland Hotel, Name of Surety Wm Sinclair Sutherland Portland, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Thomas Cameron - Cnr Gawler and Bentinck Sts, Portland Hotel, Name of Surety Walter Birmingham Portland, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Thomas Cameron 19 (Single man 2) Prot Both Forfarshire arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith on the William Nicol source Bounty Immigration
Cameron and Guthrie Partnership Gardinerís Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Cameron & Guthrie in a partnership settler Main's Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Cameron see Foley & Cameron in a partnership settlers Yaweng Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Camfield 19 Nov 1834 with Henty to form an establishment at Portland Bay.
Mr H Camfield from Swan River Arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Madras 18 Aug, Swan River then Port Phillip on 7 Dec on the Caledonia
Mary Medway Camin Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Mrs MM Camm, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Joseph Camm, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Camm, male wed Mary Medway Ranshaw 1842 #4524 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr W Camoden arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
Eliza Camp 22 (single woman 12) Cook Prot reads Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Eliza Camp, female wed William Reynolds 1842 #4483 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Campaney / Campany 32 hus (family 12) Farm Servant Prot reads Sussex, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Anne Campany 28 wife of James died on board (family 12) came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Jane Elizh Campany 6, Harriett Campany 4 and John Campany 2 son of James (family 15) came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Captain Campbell master arrived 16 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Portland on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain Campbell master departed 24 Jan 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain Campbell master sailed 28 Feb from Launceston for Portland Bay and Port Fairy, G&F Fisher agents, on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain Campbell master arrived 2 Apr 1844 at Launceston from Portland, on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain A Campbell master arrived 9 Dec 1844 at Launceston from Port Fairy on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Mr Campbell arrived 9 Dec 1844 at Launceston from Port Fairy on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain Campbell master arrived 21 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 13 Dec on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Captain Campbell master cleared 31 Dec for Portland on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Dr Surg Supt Allan Campbell arrived 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
Mr Alexander Campbell Arrived at Launceston 9 Oct 1837 from Portland Bay on the Africaine
Alexander Campbell Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Alexander Campbell - (Cabin 1) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Alexander Campble - Port Fairy, Surety for Archibald McNeal, Port Fairy Margig Hotel, 7 months from 1 Dec 1842. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 53, 14 Nov 1842
Mr Alex Campbell source CE sailed from Launceston 7 Mar 1843 for Portland, brig Fox
Mr Alexander Campbell Arrived at Port Phillip 16 March 1843 from Launceston on 8 Mar, Tamar
Mr Campbell cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 18 June from Melbourne for London and Leith Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Campbell wrecked at Flinders Island. Shipwreck , source local newspapers
Alexander Campbell Rescued are left Hobson's Bay on 18 June and encountered boisterous conditions. Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Alexander Campbell, Cabin passenger will sail Monday 14 July 1844 for Liverpool on the Sea Queen
Alexander Campbell wed Mary Anne Coulson in 1844 at Presbyterian Belfast (Now Port Fairy) baptised Ann Eliza 1847 Correspondence sold Portland Bay Eumeralla East to Mc Laren, J C
Alex Campbell, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Alexander Campbell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Belfast Port Fairy Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Angus Campbell - crew (Staff) came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Ann Campbell 20 (single woman 7) Housemaid RC neither Devon, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Ann Campbell 19 (single woman 7) House Servant Prot reads Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Ann Campbell 19 (single woman 10) House servant Prot both Cavan, employed by Mr Ashurst, Melbourne arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Ann Campbell 23 (single woman 09) House servant Prot reads Tyrone, employed by Mr Boyd Union Bank arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Ann Campbell wed Ralph Davis in 1845 at Presbyterian
Ann Campbell Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Ann Campbell died 1847 Female aged 18 at Brighton
Master Archibald Campbell departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the brig 'Henry' 3 Dec 1840 - source Launceston Courier 7 Dec 1840
Archibald Campbell Glen Lyon River Plenty Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Archibald Campbell, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Archibald Campbell, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Archibald Campbell settler Cooper's Hill, Source - 1847 Directory
Archibald Campbell settler King street, Source - 1847 Directory
Archibald Campbell settler Mount Greenock Loddon, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr A Campbell arrived 28 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Fox
Mr A Campbel arrived 25 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Mr A Campbell Esq sailed for Port Fairy 8 Jan 1842 from Launceston - on the Essington source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan 1842
Mr A Campbell sailed from Port Phillip 13 Jan 1842 for Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th Jan 1842
Mr A Campbell arrived at Port Phillip 24 Jan 1842, from Launceston - on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald - Tues 25th Jan 1842
A Campbell and C Campbell Partnership Mount Cole Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
A. Campbell & C Campbell in a partnership settlers Yarambine Mount Cole, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr A Campbell Sailed from Launceston 24 Feb 1843 for Portland, Will Watch
A Campbell Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
AH Campbell settler Glengyle Salt Water River subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
AM Campbell Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Mr AM Campbell got Lot 2 Licences to Occupy sold for 1 year from 1 July 1844 next - Licences 29 May 1844, source local newspapers
AM Campbell, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
A M Campbell Directory 1847 Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847 settler Gunrowa Western Port
AM Campbell, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
A.M Campbell settler Gunrowa Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
A S G Campbell Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847 settlers Yarambine Mount Cole
A.S.G Camhbell settler Terrick Terrick Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Bridget Campbell 16 (single woman 5) Servant RC reads Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Bradshaw Campbell 27 hus (family 7) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Jane Campbell 28 wife of Bradshaw (family 7) Dairymaid Prot both Ireland, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Captain Campbell master Sailed from Launceston 11 Feb 1837 for Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Captain Campbell master Arrived at Launceston 27 Feb 1837 from Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Captain Campbell master Arrived at Launceston 23 Mar 1837 from Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Captain Campbell master Departed from Launceston on 14 Feb 1838 for Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Captain Campbell master Arrived at Launceston on 21 March 1838 from Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Catherine Campbell wed 9 Oct 1839 to Donald Cameron by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Catharine Campbell 21 (Single woman 7) Housemaid Prot reads Armagh, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Catherine Campbell, wed Denis Walker Maloney 1842 #699 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Catherine Campbell, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Catherine Campbell, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mr C Campbell arrived 30-Oct 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Charles Campbell with Mr Campbell with Frederick, Alfred, departed 26 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr Charles Campbell cleared 14 July from Leith and Port Phillip for Adelaide, arrived 27 July, in 1841 Benares
Charles Campbell, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Charles Campbell in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Charles Campbell freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles Campbell Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Campbell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Colin Campbell Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Mr Colin Campbell arrived 9 Apr 1840 and cleared for Sydney 4 May on the India
Colin Campbell Esq. sailed 23-May 1840 for Launceston on the Socrates
Colin Campbell imported from Launceston to Port Phillip on the brig 'Fox' 14 Oct 1840 plough, harrows,2 guns, etc - source Launceston Courier 19 Oct 1840
Colin Campbell Esq boarded for Bombay departed 20 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Colin Campbell exporting palings Cleared from Launceston 7 Nov 1842 for Port Phillip - on the Sir John FranklinLaunceston Examiner 9 Nov 1842
Colin Campbell freehold Yarrow St Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Colin Campbell on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Colin Campbell, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Colin Campbell, on a Committee to hold a meeting at Mack's Hotel, Corio, of all inhabitants of the Western District. Source - Geelong Advertiser 10 May 1844
Colin Campbell 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Colin Campbell arrived 22 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from London on 18 May and Cork 1 June Abberton, source local newspapers
Colin Campbell arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 19 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Colin Campbell, Deed of Covenant from JO Denny, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection,. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Colin, J.P Campbell settler Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
C Campbell and A Campbell Mount Cole Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
C Campbell see Campbell A. & C in a partnership settlers Yarambine Mount Cole, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr CN Campbell arrived 17 Mar 1841 from Launceston on 14 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 18th March 1842

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