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John Clear/Char 27 hus, family 12, Agriculturalist Woodford, Galway RC neither, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Rose Clear 23 wife of John, family 12, Dairymaid, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Char 27 with wife, Agriculturalist, RC from Woodford, Galway employed on own account, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Bridget Clear, aged 5 months, 15 days, dau of John Clear and Rose Head born 23 July 1842 baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are William Leahy and Mary Magrath - see my Chapman page for this event
Rose Clear Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Captain Chard master arrived 7 June 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert on 2 June Palmyra, source local newspapers
Mr J Chard arrived 29 July 1844 at Launceston from Adelaide via Port Fairy Will Watch, source local newspapers
Felix Charet and Charlotte Powell baptised Felix Henry 1847
Andrew Charles 28 hus (family also Steerage 42) Farm Servant Prot both Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Margaret Charles 28 wife of Andrew (family also Steerage 42) Farm Servant Prot both Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Richard Charles 2 son of Andrew died 2 May (family also Steerage 42) Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Joseph Charles 0 son of Andrew born on board (family also Steerage 42) Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Andrew Charles in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Andrew Charles and Margaret baptised Mary Jane 1844, Sophia 1846, Robert 1847
Ann Charles 20 (single woman 13) Housemaid Prot neither Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Ann Jane Charles, female wed Moses Thompson 1842 #4491 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Esther Charles 19 (single woman 8) House Servant Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Esther Charles wed Bernard Loughrey in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Charless wed Maria Byrne in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Charles, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
John Charles and Mary Ann Johnston baptised Ellen Elizabeth 1847
John Charles labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Charles Steerage arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
Mr S Charles sailed 4 Jan 1844 for Sydney and arrived 12 Jan on the Glentanner, source local newspapers
Sarah Charles 19 (single woman 9) Housemaid Prot reads Tyrone, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Sarah Charles wed Roger Nicholson in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Charles Departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
William Charles / Chat 18 (single man 5) Labourer Prot both Dublin, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
William Charlesworth 1st mate (Staff 3) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Joseph Charlton, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Peter Charleton convict came on Northumberland, Nominal List of Ticket of Leave page 41 - 6, Tickets of Leave to be collected page 218 - 11 granted ticket-of-leave 20 May 1839
Robert Charlton aged 28 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr William Charlton arrived 19-Jan 1840 from Launceston 14 Jan 1840 on the Lord Hobart. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 Jan 1840
Daniel Charman, 34 hus Labourer Prot, reads Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Mary Ann Charman, 34 wife Prot, neither Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
William Charman, 11 and George Charman, 9 son Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Daniel Charman List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Daniel Charman Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Daniel Charman farmer Wellington, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Charman wed Charl Fulton in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Stephen Charman, 22 hus Labourer Prot, reads Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Harriett Charman, 19 wife Prot, reads Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Infant With Charman, 0 son Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Thomas Charman, 32 hus Labourer Prot, neither Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Sophia Charman, 24 wife Prot, reads Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Ellen Charman, 5, Solomon Charman, 3, Thomas Charman, 2 and Elizabeth Charman, 0 4 months dau Sussex arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Thomas Charman, and Sophia baptised David at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Brighton 1842 #12994
Mr Charnley cleared Out 6 June 1842 for London on the Mary Nixon Mary Nixon source Port Phillip Herald Tue 7th June 1842
John Chastel - Chartel died 1847 Male aged 57 at Pt Fairy Port Fairy Coast Waiter
Catherine Chase 16 (single woman 9) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Catherine/Caroline Chase wed William Grass in 1845 at Presbyterian
Caroline Grass from London, died 1823 - 1870 #4285 aged 47
Mr and Mrs Chastel arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Chastle cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 17 June from Melbourne for Portland Bay and Belfast Sally Ann, source local newspapers
William Chater, and Mary baptised Elizabeth at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12735
Job Chatterley Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Goliath Chaddeton wife and son Departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
Goliath Chatterton Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Goliath Chatteston Western Port District Monthly list of Licenses to cut timber for 1 to 30 July 1843
Samuel Chauvill 26 (single man 05) Labourer Prot neither Sussex arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Earl of Durham source Bounty Immigrants
Robert Chawner 18 (single man 5) Labourer Prot both Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Susan Chawner 22 (single woman 7) Laundress Prot Both Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Susan Chawner, female wed John Crisp 1842 #4635 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Alfred Cheeke Commissioner of the Courts of Requests Page 91 22nd March, 1847.
William Cheeke Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Mr Cheeseborough arrived 21 June 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 13 June on the Australasian Packet
Joseph Cheetam 28 hus, family 6, Carpenter Manchester Prot both, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Marianne Cheetham 24 wife of Joseph, family 6, House servant, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Joseph Cheetam 28 with wife, Carpenter, Prot from Manchester employed on own account, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Joseph Cheetham, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Little Flinders' St Confectioners Licence
Joseph Cheetham Jury for 15 July and 16 July source Melbourne Times - Sat 16 July 1842, page 3
Joseph Cheetham jury appointed after prisoner challenged 3 jurors for 19 July source Melbourne Times - Sat 23 July 1842, page 3
Joseph Cheetham, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 Jury for 8 Apr 1843
Joseph Cheetham house and shop Little Flinders St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Joseph Cheetham on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Joseph Cheetham Shop Little Flinders St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Joseph Cheetham, jury called for criminal cases. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
Joseph Cheetham, on jury for Tue, 20 Jan 1846. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Jan 1846
J Cheetham a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Mary Ann Cheetam mark witness to wedding 24 Dec 1839 Joseph Widows to Lydia Sparks at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Mr Cheetham From Launceston Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
William Cheetam, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Confectioners Licence granted
Mr E Chegnell departed 20 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, William Hughes
Mr Chene arrived 2 Apr 1844 at Launceston from Portland, on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Lancelot Chury / Cheney 28 hus (family 8) Labourer Prot Both Fermanagh, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Margaret Chury / Cheney 22 wife of Lancelot (family 8) Laundress Prot Both Fermanagh, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Robert Chury / Cheney 1 son of Lancelot (family 8) Prot Fermanagh died on the Frankfield
Lancelot Cheeny, and Margaret baptised William at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12773
Lancelot Cheney wed Jane Narroway in 1846 at Independent Congregational Melbourne
Alfred Chenery List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr A Chenery arrived 21 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from London on 21 Aug on the Rajah , source local newspapers
Chenery & Goodman in a partnership settlers Boralbat Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
George Cherry 18 (single man 10) Labourer Prot both Menaghan, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
George Cherry, a relative, Melb, employed William Hughes and also William and Sarah Ford who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
George Cherry, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
George Cherry wed Catherine Mulligan in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised George Gally 1847
Joseph Cherry 25 (single man 04) Labourer Prot reads Londonderry Lefr on own resources arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Joseph Cherry List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Cherry 28 (single man 11) Farm Servant Prot both Monaghan, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Robert Cherry wed Jane Spinks in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Hester 1844, Elizabeth 1846
R Cherry settler Barwon River, Source - 1847 Directory
Susan Cherry 19 (single woman 12) House servant RC neither Monaghan, employed by Mr Ashurst, Melbourne arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Susan Cherry wed Thomas Jones in 1845 at Presbyterian
Directory 1847
Mr T Cherry arrived 25 June 1842 from Launceston on 17 June on the Sir John Franklin source Port Phillip Herald Tue 28th June 1842
William Cherry 36 hus (family 7) Labourer Prot both Co Down, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Jane Cherry 31 wife of William (family 7) Housemaid Prot neither Co Down, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Sarah Jane Cherry 11, Eliza Cherry 9, James Cherry 6 and Robert Cherry 4 son of William (family 7) Prot Co Down, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
William Cherry and Jane baptised William 1846
George Chesbey, was hired for 12 months by Mr McKee of 'No good Damper' but gave trouble, sentenced to 3 months jail. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 14 Dec 1844
Mr Chesborough arrived 8 June 1841 at Port Phillip from Sydney on 28 May 1841 Australasian Packet
Richard Cheshire in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Edmund Chesnell Convict came 1838 on the Bengal Merchant assigned to A Thomson Esq.
Edmund Chetnell granted ticket-of-leave Assigned Servants page 7 - 19
Charles Michael Chessell wed Margaret Oshea in 1845 at Church of England baptised Charles Lawford 1846, Isabella Louisa 1847
Captain Chester arrived 14-Feb 1840 from Sydney 24 Jan, on the Mary Ridgeway
Joseph Chetham 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
Margaret Chewey, died 25 female Melbourne 1842 #3753 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Doctor Alexr Mckenzie Cheyne - Surg Supt (Staff 2) , came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Alexander Cheyne Depasturing licenses for Feb 1842 at Western Port source Port Phillip Herald Tue 8th March 1842
Mr and Mrs Cheine and 2 chn Cleared out 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Portland Bay, Sally Ann
Mr Cheyne, Elizabeth St, employed James Harding who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Alexander Cheyne, MMD has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
Alexander McKenzie Cheyne, of Broken River, Port Phillip, appointed as Magistrate of the territory. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Alexander Mckenzie Cheyne 1805 - 1879 aged 72 from Aberdeen, surgeon wed Eliza Cotton in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong M.D Doctors Feb 1 1847 - M.D. Page 49 Doctors 1 Feb 1847
son John Mackenzie died at Kilmore 1853 - 1878 aged 25.
dau Agnes baptised 1852. No death or marriage in Vic records.
Alexander Cheyne 1809 - 1879 aged 72, from Aberdeen, Christening: 03 Dec 1809 son of Abigail MacKenzie and Alexander Cheyne, at Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
From Cheyne Family The inventory of the estate of Peter Cheyne of Lochhead (Alexander's uncle) that was entered into the Aberdeen Sheriff Court on 4 June 1845. Item 14 indicated the existence of a loan due to the deceased Peter Cheyne of Lochhead "by Alexander Cheyne, late merchant in Aberdeen, on account of Alexander Cheyne, now in Australia", dated 12 April 1838. Alexander Cheyne "now in Australia" was probably his nephew, Alexander McKenzie Cheyne. (The senior Alexander was oldest brother to 10 siblings including Peter and Elizabeth)
Bruce Cheyne Cabin (1 on list), came 19 Dec 1841 on the Asia
Bruce Cheyne house off Flinders St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Bruce Cheyne, House in Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Bruce Cheyne, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
He may be Bruce Cheyne died 1856, at Western Australia, Australia. His death was registered during the year of 1856. No other information was indicated.
B Cheyne and Co Advertisemnet George Coltherd Our indented servant has absconded from service as a blacksmith with source Melbourne Times - Sat 22 Oct 1842, page 3
H P Cheyne Broken River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Cheyne Cabin arrived 9 Apr 1842 from Leith on 22 Nov 1841 on the Ben Nevis source - image Scotland 136
John Cheyne b. 26 Dec 1819 son of Alexander Cheyne and Abigail MacKenzie, brother to Peter Cheyne and Alexander Cheyne who both came 1840 on the John Bull.
Rev John Cheyne and Annie Lavinia Forrest

From on Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Hi Elizabeth, I have enjoyed looking at your website and appreciate the information there about the Cheyne family, especially Alexander McKenzie Cheyne.
The entry for Mr Cheyne arriving in 1842 on the ‘Ben Nevis’ could be John Cheyne from Aberdeen.
However I have done some digging and found that the John Cheyne married to Annie Lavinia Forrest was a clergyman born in county Antrum Ireland. [Victorian birth certificate for Cicelia Cheyne 21 Jul 1854, Castlemaine. Also stated that they were married in 1833 in Sherrington, Buckinghamshire.].
Death of Annie Lavinia (5 Jun 1857) states that she was born in Deal, Kent, spent 6 years in WA, 1 year in NZ, 8 years in NSW and 18 years in Vic.
Death of their son William (5 Dec 1897) states that he was born in Brisbane about 1836, but only spent a few weeks there. [It would have been part of NSW in 1836].
With all this I have concluded that there are 2 John Cheynes, and I have no idea what happened to the John from Aberdeen, who is my relative.
By the way J.A. Elmslie (Captain in Merchant service) was a widower, 45 years of age, with 7 children when he married Cecilia Cheyne, age 20, on 11 Feb 1875!
With best wishes, Sue Blackwood
Thankyou Sue - a lovely puzzle. From a web page about Lexton
In 1847, squatters in the area near the township of Lexton (Burnbank) contributed funds to build a manse on Doctor's Creek hoping to entice a man of the cloth to settle in the district. A United Presbyterian, Mr. Lachlan McGillivray, moved into the manse but he only stayed twelve months. In 1850, the Rev. John Cheyne, an Episcopalian, moved into the manse and, as far as we know, preached the first Anglican service at Burnbank. During the early years of the Church, services were held in Lexton's first Court House.

John Cheyne in Victoria, 1850, husband of Ann Levinia Forrest. She died 1867 aged 55, dau of ? St Leger and Charles Forest of Kent.
Alexander Theophilius Cheyne Baptised 1850 at Christ Church, Church of England, Geelong and died 1897, at Heyfield at Victoria, Australia.
Sarah Cheyne baptised 1850 and died aged 1 month
Cicelia Cheyne baptised 1854 #5028 wed 1875 ##245 to James Aberdour Elmslie (Is he the Captain of the ship Sobraon, which arrived in Melbourne Oct 1872, then annually to 1891, departing for London about Feb each year, her 2 children registered in Vic, Coral 1876 #6334 and Noel 1876 #26892 were both born at Sea.) This was a famous ship known 1870 - 1892 with Captain J.A. Elmslie, for the large number of wealthy invalids enjoying the 70 to 80 day voyage from Plymouth to Victoria then back via the Cape of Good Hope. In 1892 she was sold to the New South Wales Government for £15.000 and turned into a reformatory ship moored off Cockatoo Island in Sydney harbour.
From Cheyne Family, Cecilia Cheyne was listed on the 1871 British Census at 46 High Street, in Village of Banff, Banff Parish, Banff, Scotland. She was a visitor in the household of James Watt, bank agent. Cecilia was indexed as 46 years of age, born in Victoria, Australia and a scholar. She was probably 16 years old, not 46
Mr Cheyne Elizabeth St employed James Harding 29 (single man 18) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Peter Cheyne / Cheyne - (Cabin 3) , came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Peter Cheyne Christening: 27 Mar 1815 son of Abigail MacKenzie and Alexander Cheyne, at Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Peter Cheyne Depasturing licenses for Feb 1842 at Western Port source Port Phillip Herald Tue 8th March 1842
From Cheyne Family Peter Cheyne was served heir to his aunt Elizabeth Cheyne. The entry in Services of Heirs in Scotland, reads: "Cheyne, Peter, Merchant, Leith, then at Wellington, New Zealand, to his Aunt Elizabeth Cheyne or Duguid or M'Gilp, Glasgow. -- Heir of Conquest General. -- dated 3d November 1853". It was recorded 11 Nov. 1854, the twenty-second entry of the month.
Mr and Mrs Chelne 2 chn and servant arrived 7 Dec 1842 from Sydney - on the Aden source Port Phillip Herald Fri 9th December 1842
Cheyne & Gibb in a partnership settlers Cheyne's station Murray, Source - 1847 Directory

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