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Samuel Cause Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
George Cassey / Causey 30 hus of Catherine (family 10) Labourer Prot neither Devonshire Left on his own account arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Catherine Cassey / Causey 28 wife of George (family 10) Prot both Devonshire arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Mary Jane Cassey / Causey 7, William Cassey / Causey 5, Eliza Cassey / Causey 3 dau of George (family 10) Prot Devonshire arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Monsieur and Madame Cautrot arrived 5-Dec 1840 from Sydney 1 Dec on the Clonmel
Cauncrop master, arrived 8 Sep 1843 at Launceston from Portland Davidson
Mathew Caution Purchased land ,Page 89 24th February, 1847 1 rood and 36 perches Melbourne lot 13. Deeds dated 13 Jan 1847
Mr G C Cauty aged 23, died on 27 May, at residence of Captain Cole source Port Phillip Herald Tue 31st May 1842
Mr Caux Steerage arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwrightlist from image Liverpool 252 to 254 Tue 22nd Feb 1842
Catharine Cavan 20 (single woman 6) Housemaid RC neither Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Anne Cavenagh 20 (single woman 11) Housemaid, RC both, Tipperary, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Anne Cavanagh wed Malachi Odonnel in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Anne Cavanagh, Sponsor of Joseph son of Thomas Connor Baptised on 20 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Bridget Kavanagh / Cavenagh 29 (single woman 11) Dairymaid, RC neither, Wexford, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Bridget Cavenagh wed John Barry in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Bridget Cavenagh List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Biddy Cavenagh 20 (single woman 10) House maid RC both Clare, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Biddy Kavanagh wed James Day in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Cath Cavanagh wed James Cosgrove in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Cath Cavanagh wed Thomas Clewis in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Cavena - Cavanagh died 1846 Female aged 36 at Melbourne
Clarinda Cavenagh 16 (single woman 12) Housemaid, RC both, Tipperary, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Clarinda/Florinda Cavannagh wed John Finnegan in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Eliza Cavanagh, mother of Joseph Connor born 11 June 1841 son of Thomas Connor - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Elizabeth Kavanagh wife of Thomas Connor dau Catherine Connor born 9 May 1839 baptised 19 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Ellen Kavanagh sponsor for John Connaughty baptised 30 Jun 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Eugene Cavenagh 24 hus of Margaret (family 09) Labourer RC both Cork arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Margaret Cavenagh 22 wife of Eugene (family 09) RC neither Cork arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Eugene Cavenagh and Margaret Mcauliffe baptised Jeremiah 1845
Garret Cavenagh arrived at Port Phillip 17 Nov 1843 from Hobart Flying Squirrel

George Cavenagh (1808–1869) was born in India, as the youngest son of a Major. He came to Sydney in March 1825 where he worked as a magistrates’ clerk and farmer, before eventually taking on the role editor of the Sydney Gazette in 1836. He came to Melbourne 1839 with his wife (Jemima Caroline née Smith) and eight children, his staff and machinery. George first produced the Port Phillip Herald on 3 Jan 1840 as free editions. Later copies were to sell for sixpence. It was the 4th newspaper to start in Melb.

Jemima Caroline Smith was the daughter of William Smith and Dinah Millidge b New York U.S.A. William Smith was a Missionary on the missionary ship "Duff" sent out to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society in 1796. First came to Australia in 1798 returned to England in 1801. Married in England in 1802. William was trained in the monitorial system of education, and set up a school in New York. He was later sent to Sydney, Australia by the British Government to take charge of the First Public School. He arrived back in Australia with his wife family in the ship "Hibernia" on 19th, June 1819. Dinah Smith opened a finishing School for Young Ladies when William Smith died in 1824.
George Vesey Cavenagh and Jemima Caroline Smith married in Sydney in 1832.
1. Elizabeth Letita Cavenagh, b 1832, Sydney
2. Frances Catherine Cavenagh b 1834 Sydney,
3. George Cavenagh b 1836, Sydney
4. John William Cavenagh b 1838 Sydney
5. Arabella Cavenagh 1840 #12387 at Melbourne
6. Agnes Caroline Cavenagh b 1842 #12797 at Melbourne
7. Mary Cavenagh b 1844 #13627 at Melbourne
8. Edward Cavenagh b 1845 #14548 at Melbourne
9. Charles Cavenagh 1848 #15824 at Melbourne
10. Francis Campbell Cavenagh b 1850 #16894 at Melbourne
11. Catherine Annie Cavenagh b Melbourne Aust

George Cavenagh and Caroline Jemima baptised Arabella 1840, Agnes Caroline 1842, Mary 1844, Edward 1845
Mr G Cavenagh departed Sydney 12 March 1841 and arrived 19 Mar at Melbourne on the Christina
George Cavenagh a householder or proprietor of north-eastern Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
George Cavenagh, 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
G Cavenagh appointed Secretary to begin the Cricket Club. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
George Cavenagh North-east Ward, Melbourne Market cadidates announced 5 Nov 1841
George Cavenagh Editor Port Phillip Herald Arabel Cottage Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
G Cavanagh, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
George Cavanagh, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 Steward Amateur Theatricals Burke St
George Cavenagh, and Jemima baptised Agnes Caroline at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12797
Mr G Cavenagh signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
George Cavenagh, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
G Cavenagh Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
George Cavenagh, freehold, St Helliers, 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 Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
George Cavenagh 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
George Cavenagh dwelling-house Richmond Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
George Cavenagh on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
George Cavenagh House Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
George Cavenagh, voted 9-10am Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
George Cavenagh, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
George Cavenagh, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Richmond Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
George Cavenagh voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
George Cavenagh 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
George Cavenagh P. P. Herald Richmond & Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
George Cavenagh directed the paper with an astute invective. He was often involved in litigation, and was the defendant in the first civil libel case in the colony.
He was Protestant in principle, but was sympathetic towards Catholics, and won the support of the Irish community. His enemies nicknamed him “The Big Drum”, either because he was supposed to have been a drummer boy or because he was hollow and insincere and made a big noise. He retired in 1853, returned briefly the next year, and retired for good in 1855. Dau A wed George Starbuck is that his Occupation, when he entered Australia, was 'Merchant'. George and Arabella were married in Melbourne Aust. The witnesses at the wedding were George Cavenagh, Joshua Crape, B. Fletcher, D. Gell Stuchbury. Arabella was the daughter of George Vesey Cavenagh, who was the owner Editor of the Melbourne Herald, a founding member of the Melbourne Cricket Club President of same for nine years. George Vesey Cavenagh was the son of Major Nathaniel Cavenagh of the East India Co. Mary Bayly, Arabella's mother Jemima Caroline (Smith) Cavenagh was the daughter of William Smith Dinah Millidge b New York U.S.A..
James Cavanagh witness to wedding 1 Sep 1839 of Richard Tancred at St Francis Roman Catholic church
James Cavanagh wife Anne Donoughoe dau Anne Cavanagh born 29 Oct 1839 baptised 2 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Anne Cavanagh baptism born 29 Oct 1839 baptised 2 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church sponsors were Richard Tancred and Catherine Tancred
James Cavanagh sponsor for Margaret Connor baptised 17 Nov 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
James Cavanagh sponsor for Maryanne Jones baptised 19 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
James Cavanagh and Ann Donaha dau Elizabeth Cavanagh, born 10 May 1841 when aged 1 month, 10 days, baptised on 20 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are Edward Fitzsimmons and Bridget Fitzsimmons - see my Chapman page for this event
James Cavanagh and Anne Donohue baptised Susan 1843, Frances 1845
Pasturing Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846.
James Cavanah / Cavanagh 25 hus (family 4) Miller, RC both, Queens Co, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Margaret Cavanah / Cavanagh 24 wife of James (family 4) Dressmaker, RC both, Queens Co, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
James Cavanagh and Margaret Freeman 24 baptised Bernard 1841, Thomas Patrick 1843, John 1844, Margaret 1846
Directory 1847 publican Queen street
James Cavanagh 25, hus (family 4) Carpenter, RC Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Eliza Cavanagh 35, wife of James (family 4) came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Infant aged 2 days Cavanagh 0, dau of James (family 4) born on board, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
James Cavenagh, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 Jury for 8 Apr 1843
James Cavanagh house Elizabeth St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Cavanagh, House Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at John Brettargh, 'St John's Tavern'
James Cavanagh, has taken over the Publican's license from M McNamara. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
James Cavenagh, Queen St 'Brian Boru' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
James Cavenagh got Lot 1 Licences to Occupy sold for 1 year from 1 July 1844 next - Licences 29 May 1844, source local newspapers
James Cavenagh 'Brian Boru' Queens St, suffering rum to be drunk in his house after 3 oclock on Sunday 23 June, fine 40s and costs Breaches of the Publican's Act - 22 Aug 1844, source local newspapers
James Cavanagh a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
James Cavanagh, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
James Cavanagh, on jury for Tue, 20 Jan 1846. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Jan 1846
James Cavanagh publican Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Cavanagh settler Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cavenagh - Cavanagh and Winifred Moone baptised Catherine 1843, Ann 1845
John Cavanagh arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the cutter 'Hero' 20 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1845
Joseph Kavanah - Cavanagh wed Elizabeth Mcintire in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong died 1847 Male aged 27 at Melbourne
Mr J Cavenagh Bourke Ward to meet at John Brettargh's "St John Tavern" Mr Davies source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mary Cavenagh 22 (single woman 13) Housemaid, RC both, Tipperary, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Cavanagh - Kavanagh wed Hugh Davis in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Michael Cavanagh 21 hus (family 2) Farm servant RC neither West Meath, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Ann Cavanagh 21 wife of Michael (family 2) Farm servant RC neither West Meath, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Michael Cavannah freehold Lonsdale St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
M Cavenagh, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at Peter Whelan, 'Daniel O'Connell'
Michael Cavenagh, House Lonsdale St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
Micheal Cavenagh and Anne Beatly baptised Jane 1847, Ellen 1847, Michael 1847
Michael Cavanagh died 1845 Male aged 65 at Melbourne
Moses Cavanagh 25 hus (family 4) Farm Servant, RC neither, Wexford, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Frances Cavanagh 20 wife of Moses (family 4) Dairymaid, RC neither, Wexford, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Daniel Cavanagh 2 son of Moses (family 4) RC, Wexford, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Moses Cavanagh and Frances Brady, baptised Hugh 1841, Catherine died 1844, Moses 1846
Moses Kavenagh - Kavanagh Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr M Cavenagh Gipps Ward to meet at Peter Whelan's "Daniel OConnell" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr Cavenagh Departed from Sydney 15 Oct 1837 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Lady Wellington
Mr and Mrs Cavanagh and 4 chn Departed from Sydney on 2 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip on the Bright Planet
Mr Cavenagh, on Married side, first innings bowled by Chisholm 28 runs, in first recorded Cricket match against the Bachelors. Source - Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840
Mr Cavenagh (Cabin) cleared for Sydney on 6 Feb 1841 on the on the Fergusson
Mr Cavenagh arrived 15 Oct 1842 from Portland Bay on the Sally Ann source Port Phillip Herald Tue 18th October 1842
Mr Cavenagh live in the country 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
Mr Cavenagh ( Steerage), cleared for Sydney on 6 Feb 1841 on the Fergusson
Patrick Cavenagh 25 hus (family 10) Labourer RC Neither Galway, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mary Cavenagh 22 wife of Patrick (family 10) Labourer RC Neither Galway, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Patrick Kavanagh, and Mary Moran baptised male Patrick at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #64
Patrick Kavanagh - Cavenagh and Mary Moran baptised John 1845, Michael 1847
Patrick Cavanagh settler Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Moran born about 1815 daughter of Michael Moran married in Ireland to Patrick Cavanagh, went from Galway, Ireland and sailed from Liverpool.
Solomon Cavenagh, jury called for criminal cases. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
William Kavanagh advertised in Port Phillip Herald, 28 Jan 1840, 'Middle aged man with wife and family arrived per the 'John Bird' wants a situation working with stock.
William Kavanagh, and Jane Brien baptised male Edward at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #120
William Kavanagh, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845 Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
William Kavana Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
William Cavenagh brickmaker Brickfields South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Winifred Cavanagh 25 (single woman 11) Dairy maid, RC reads, Galway, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Winfred Cavanaugh wed Leonard Storey in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Winnifred Cavanagh in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Alice Cave wed John Compton in 1845 at Church of England
John Cave, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
John Cavey, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
John Caverhill, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
John Caverhill 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr T Cavenhill arrived 14 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Leith on 14 Oct via St Jago, on the Medusa, source local newspapers
Mr T Caverill cleared 26 Feb 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney and arrived 4 March, on the Christina, source local newspapers

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