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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

George 1st Church, 22 both was Labourer, trained as Weaver single House breaking and stealing 10 years convicted 3 Jan 1843 at Belford received 30 Jan 1843 Belford 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 McLeod Geelong - List a028 and a28
George 2nd Church, 22 reads was Whip maker, trained as Taylor single Larceny 7 years convicted 5 Apr 1843 at Ely received 5 May 1843 Ely became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and went to Melbourne - List a029 and b34
Mr J Church arrived 23 Mar 1840 from Launceston on 20 Mar, on the Enterprise
John Church Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Robert Church, Mary and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Susanna Church wed Patrick Slattery in 1847 at Roman Catholic Belfast (Now Port Fairy) & Warrnambool
Thomas Church departing 9 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 12 July 1841
Thomas Church and Margaret Oleary baptised Ellen 1845, Margaret 1845
Thomas Church 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mrs Churton and child arrived 13-Jun 1840 from Sydney on 6 June on the Cumberland
Mr Churton arrived 28-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 23 Sep on the Water Lilly
Mrs Churton and 2 chn at Melbourne departed 29 May 1841 for Hobart town on the Maguasha
Mrs Churchin and 2 chn arrived 6 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, on the Maguasha
Mrs Churchill departing 15 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Churter (Intermediate) came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr Churchill / Burchill arrived 23 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Liverpool on 18 July Thomas Hughes, source local newspapers
Charles Churcker aged 22 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mary Chute / Chutt 20 (single woman 8) Housemaid Prot both Wicklaw, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mrs Churton and 2 chn departed Melbourne 29 May 1841 for Hobart town on the Maguasha
Mrs Churchin and 2 chn arrived 6 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, on the Maguasha
David Cirk 26 (single man 9) Labourer Prot both Menaghan, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr Clad sailed 6-Nov 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
David Claderwood House and shop Bourke St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
John Cladwell, of Geelong accused George Parson of stealing his trowsers Not Guilty, case dismissed. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 17 Jan 1845
Grace Clahecy / Clahecy 20 (single woman 11) House servant RC neither Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Grace Clahecy - Clahossy wed Stephen Mahon in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
John Clair labourer off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Patrick Clair, and Anne Roderick baptised female Eleanor at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #178
Eleanor Clamp died 1846 Female aged 30 at Collingwood
George Clamp and Eleanor baptised James 1843, George 1845
Captain Clancey master Departed from Hobart on 26 Nov 1837 for Port Philip on the Yarra Yarra
Cathe Clancy, mother of Thomas McNamara born 8 Dec 1844 son of Patrick McNamara - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Catherine Clancy 19 (single woman 12) House servant RC reads Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Catherine Clancy 16 dau of Daniel (single woman 16) General Servant RC reads Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Catherine Clancy, Sponsor of Mary dau of Henry Wells Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Catherine Clancy wed Patrick Mcnamara in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Daniel Clancy 38 hus (family 4) Labourer RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Catherine Clancy 36 wife of Daniel (family 4) Housemaid RC neither Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Clancy 11 dau of Daniel (family 4) RC reads Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Daniel Clancy was first employed in making a good carriage road from the falls of the Yarra to Sandridge
Daniel Clancy, Sponsor of Mary dau of Henry Wells Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Daniel Clanchy in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
David Clancy labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Ellen Clancy wed Patrick Shannassy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
George Clancy, Portland Bay District depasturing license for Aug 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
James Clancy 25 Shepherd RC No Rath Connic Geelong, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
John Clay - Clancy and Charlotte baptised Annette Elizabeth 1847
James Clancey List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Clancy 23 hus (family 8) Labourer RC neither Waterford, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Ellen Clancy 18 wife of John (family 8) RC neither Waterford, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
James Clancy 0 son of John (family 8) Waterford, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
John Clancy and Ellen/Eleanor Geary baptised James 1841,
John Clancy, and Ellen Guiry baptised female Catherine at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #480
John Clancy wed Bridget Brennan in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Malachi Clancy 20, 31 m, Farm servant, RC, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalfe
Margaret Clancy 19 (single woman 11) House servant RC neither Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Margaret Clancy dress maker North street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Clancy, Sponsor of Thomas son of Patrick McNamara Baptised on 23 Dec 1844 by Rev PB Geoghegan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Maurice Clancy 27 hus (family 97) Shoemanker, prot, Clockmuller, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Anne Clancy 27 wife of Maurice (family 98) Nurse, Prot, Coneath, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Maurice Clancy and Anne baptised Mary Jane, 1841, William Baily, 1843, Henry Edward, 1845, John, 1847
Maurice Clancy shoemaker Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Maurice Clancy shoemaker William street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Clancy 21 (single man 14) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Michael Clancy 21 (14 single man) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Alice Slattery 19 (single woman 67) House maid RC Both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Michael Clancy wed Alice Slattery in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Michael Clancy, and Alice Slattery baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #228 and baptised John 1843, Maria 1847
Michael Clancy, Sponsor of Thomas son of Patrick McNamara Baptised on 23 Dec 1844 by Rev PB Geoghegan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Michael Clancy shoemaker North street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Clancey arrived 5 July at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Lord Hobart
Mr Clancy to consider applicants for position of Kalkallo Poundkeeper after Mr Reeves was dismissed. source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Stephen Clency / Clancy 18 (single man 12) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Stephen Clancy Police Court Tues 26 July a boy about 15 years old, employed by Mr Croker, accused of assaulting a girl aged 4 source Melbourne Times - Sat 30 July 1842, page 3
Stephen Clancy Supreme Court 16 Aug indicted with assaulting Joyce Irvin He was sentenced to 2 months in prison source Melbourne Times - Sat 20 Aug 1842, page 3 also guilty source Port Phillip Herald Fri 19th August 1842
Thomas Clancy 39 hus (family 10) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Ellen Clancy 38 wife of Thomas (family 10) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Thomas Clancy and Eleanor Hegarty baptised Sarah 1841, Mary Ellen 1844, William 1847 Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Thomas Clancy 34 hus (family 5) Carpenter RC both Co Cork, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Anne Clancy 33 wife of Thomas (family 5) Housekeeper RC both Co Cork, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
John Clancy 10, Ellenor Clancy 9, Tom Clancy 7 son and Anne Clancy 9 months dau of Thomas (family 5) RC neither Co Cork, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Thomas Clancy house Lonsdale St claim to be added to Burgess list source PPH 22 Sep 1843
Thomas Clancy and Anne Kirby 7th child baptised Richard 10 Oct 1842 and the eighth and last child, Geraldine, was born to Thomas and Anne Clancy on 13th May 1844
First they were employed by Edwin N Sayers, who sacked them after a month, was sued for wages not paid, and then was declared bankrupt 3 March 1842, but soon recovered.
Thomas Clancy is family story. Thomas Clancy in 1842 became Overseer of the Female Emigrant Hostel in Flinders Street
Thomas Clancy, House Lonsdale St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
Thomas Clancy, Sponsor of Barnaby son of Barnaby Keough Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Thomas Clancy, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
William Clancy wife Ellen Hogarty son Denis Clancy born 10 Aug 1839 baptised 26 Aug 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Denis Clancy baptism sponsors were Michael Heaphy and Ellen Mahoney born 10 Aug 1839 baptised 26 Aug 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church

From on Fri, 8 Nov 2013
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your very detailed and quick reply to my enquiry.
The information is most helpful. I did find the article regarding Hannah on the Shamrock. I may be able to help as regards to the three people being listed. The shipping arrivals on the Tasmanian archives site provided the answer.
Ann Hegarty of Cork arrived on the Bussorah Merchant with her brother in law William Clancey and his wife Ellen. Ellen's maiden name was Hegarty and was therefore Ann's sister if William was her brother in law. John Mahony was the husband of Mary Hegarty, also Ann's sister. Ellen and William Clancy, and Mary and John Mahony eventualy settled in the Port Fairy district. Their sister Ann was actually Hannah. She married John Green and was my great great grandmother. The Vic BDM index of 1836-1888 shows her as Anne, Anna and Hannah on the birth records of her various children including two entries with Greene (with the e added). I believe they are all deritives of the same name and she was probably known as Ann which in time became Anna and then Hannah. All these people are witness at the baptisms of each others children. I have copies of the baptism of her son John (1842/344) showing her as Anne Hogarty and a transcribed record of the same baptism (1842/3658) showing her as Anna Hegarty.
I have found the newspaper article of Government notice No 2 from the Colonial secretary's office. Jan 2nd 1838 regarding the free immigrants having arrived on the Bussorah Merchant. It is in the Hobart town courier of the 5th Jan 1858. William and and Ellen Clancy and children, also Ann Hegarty, and John and Mary Mahoney, also Michael Mahoney and his wife Ellen all travelled to Australia together. (No's 52,53 and 54). They were all from Aghada in Co. Cork.
There were many deaths on board from an outbreak of measles including two children of William and Ellen Clancy and one of Michael and Ellen Mahoney.
I hope this has cleared up a few things. I think I have it all correct. Thank you once again for your thoughtful help.
All the best from Steve. The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Friday 15 December 1837 report and repeated by The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Monday 25 December 1837 - reporting Hobart Shipping - 12 Dec 1837 - The ship Bussorah Merchant, 531 tons, Moncrieff, master, from Cork 26th August, with male and female emigrants -58 children died on the passage.
The Bussorah Merchant has gone down to North West bay to perform Quarantine.
Paragraph starting at bottom of Column 2, page 2,
The Bussorah Merchant from Ireland with female emigrants, arrived in this port on Monday last. Great havoc was made on the passage by the small pox and the measles, not less than four adults and fifty-eight children, having died at sea from the effects of these diseases. The Pilot, who conducted the ship up the river, very unguardedly brought her right into the harbour; it was undoubtedly his duty to have taken her into the first convenient bay below, and reported her condition to the proper authorities. She is now kept under strict quarantine, and has proceeded to the Snug river North West Bay, there to remain until the principal medical officer shall have reported her freedom from infection.
The Local Government deserve the highest praise for the prompt instructions issued upon this occasion to remove all cause of alarm. Beds and bedding, with new and efficient clothing were yesterday sent down, together with tents, in order to accommodate the passengers on shore, and a military guard of the 21st regiment, have also been despatched to act as a cordon sanitaire and to prevent any violation of the quarratine. By the medical report we are glad to perceive that no case of the diseases above alluded, existed for ten days prior to the arrival of the vessel in our harbour ; the precautionary measures however, which have been adopted by the government were in our opinion, not the less necessary.
For the information of the Public we subjoin a list of the mechanics, and others brought out by this vessel. Blacksmith's 4, carpenter's 16, coach maker 1, harness maker 1, joiner 1, millwright 1, plasterer's 5, stone mason's 4, stone cutter 1, sawyer's 3, shepherd 1, wheelwright 1, agricultural labourer's 24 and gardener 1. The total number now on board consists of 76 males, 90 females, and 69 children under 10 years of age.

Colonial Times (Hobart, TAS), 16 January 1838
Domestic Intelligence
We are sorry to say, that the accounts received respecting the state of health of the Bussorah Merchant emigrants, are anything but favorable. That pestilential disorder, the small-pox, has been entirely cured, but unfortunately there are four or five cases of confirmed hooping cough. Five children and one woman have died since the quarantine commenced, and several other passengers were anything but well. We believe every attention is paid to these unfortunate creatures. The vessel has been fumigated, and is allowed to proceed to Singapore, with a clean bill of health.

Irelandoldnews, has the passenger list and incluses deaths during the voyage.
52. William Clancy, 29, laborer of Aghada ; Ellen, 28, wife of do ; Patrick, Edward and Ann both died of measles, children of do ; Ann Hegarty, 22.
53. John Mahoney, 28, laborer of Aghada ; Mary, 26, wife of do.
54. Michael Mahoney, 27, laborer of Aghada ; Ellen, 24, wife of do ; John died of measles, child of do.


William Clancy Sydney Rd, Country Applications Rejected source Port Phillip Herald Fri 29th April 1842
George Clandye, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
J Clapham Convict assigned is John Clarke came 1838 on the Bengal Merchant
Ann Clare wed Benjamin Slater in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Arnold Clare wed Sarah Ann Crawford in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Elizabeth Mary Jane 1847
Ellen Clarey 24 (single woman 6) Nursemaid RC neither Cork, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
John Clear - Clare and Rose Heads baptised Michael 1840, Bridget 1842, John 1844
John Clare in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
John Clare - Clare died 1845 Male aged 51 at Geelong
Mrs Rose Clare and her neighbour Mrs Margaret Brady, had an argument which got to the police magistrate. he dismissed the case, to the great regret of all present, who were highly amused at the expense of the two viragoes source Port Phillip Herald Fri 23th September 1842
See also Clair
Mr Clare arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer Corsair 3 Feb 1842 - source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1842
Mr Clare arrived at Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 from Hobart Flying Fish
Patrick Clair - Clare and Ann Roderick baptised Elenor 1842, John 1843
Bridget Clarey wed Patrick Rochford in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne sold Western Port Toorodon to Cunnignham, R P
Ellen Clarey 24 (6 single woman) Nursemaid RC neither Cork, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Ellen Clarey wed George Bartlum in 1845 at Church of England
Charles Claridge departed from Port Phillip for London on the barque 'Brackenmoor' 14 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 10 Apr 1845
George Claridge - grinding stone for immigrants, paid $1/5/-. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 21, 30 June 1841
George Claridge - Portland, Surety for Donald Cameron, Bentruck St Portland Bay Hotel, 1 year from 1 July 1842. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 53, 19 Apr 1842
George Claridge - Portland, Surety for George Dale, Commercial Inn, 1 year from 1 July 1843. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 55, 23 Apr 1843
George Claridge dwelling-house Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
George Claridge dwelling-house Portland Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Mr G Claridge Source LTA - arrived 4 June 1843 at Launceston from Portland Schooner Minerva George Claridge - Portland, Surety for William Bourne, Bentinck St, Portland Commercial Inn, 12 months from 1 July 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 61, 22 Apr 1845
George Claridge - Portland, Surety for Samuel Hutchinson, Bentinck St Portland Steam Packet Inn, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
George Claridge - Portland, Surety for Martha Bourne, Bentrinck St Commercial Inn, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
George Claridge - Portland, Surety for Sarah Higgins, Julia and Bentinck Sts Portland London Inn, 1 July 1847 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 69, 20 May 1847
George Claridge - Surety for transfer of license for London Inn, from Sarah Wiggins Julia and Bentinck Sts to James Holman. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 69, 1 July 1847
George Claridge, and Ann Eliza baptised male George Gore Phillipi at Church Of England St Stephens, Portland born at Portland 1842 #30578
George Claridge and Ann Eliza baptised Matilda Cath Ann 1847
George Claridge Portland District 23 Apr 1844 voted at election of Representatives for Legislative Council
George Claridge Cultivation allotment Portland freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
George Clandye, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
G Claridge arrived at Port Phillip from Portland Bay on the schooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth' 3 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 3 June 1845
George Claridge, exported 8 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
George Claridge, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Portland Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
George Claridge, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Owned Property Portland and cultivation allotment near Portland - Freehold Property
George Claridge merchant Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Claridge arrived 28-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 22 Sep on the Tamar
Mr Claridge sailed 17-Oct 1840 for Launceston on the Lowestoft
Mr Claridge departed 23 June 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Claridge arrived 24 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Mr and Mrs Claridge sailed 11 Mar 1842 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Will Watch source Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th March 1842
James Clary 27 hus (11 family) Labourer RC both Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Nancy Clary 27 wife of James (11 family) Housemaid RC both Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
John Clary 4 and Mary Clary 3 dau of James (11 family) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond

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