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Charles Foster Clarkson and Eliza Hannah baptised Hannah Eliza 1840
James Clarkeson aged 33 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr and Mrs Clarkson and child Departed from Launceston on 10 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Industry
William Clarkson and Catherine baptised Martha Elizabeth 1847 stationer Collins street
Thomas Claws and Catherine Cavenagh baptised Maria Teresia 1847
Bridget Clary 28 (single woman 8) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Bridget Clary 17 (single woman 10) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Clary 27 hus (family 11) Labourer RC both Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Nancy Clary 27 wife of James (family 11) Housemaid RC both Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
John Clary 4 son of James (family 11) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Clary 3 dau of James (family 11) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Margaret Clary 20 (7 single woman) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Thomas Clary 26 (single man 10) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mr Clason arrived 6-Apr 1840 from Sydney on the Jewess
James Claxton 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Claxton, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Richard Claxton wed Ann Lynch in 1842 at Presbyterian Portland
Directory 1847 Owned Property settler Hurdle Creek Murray
Richard Claxton shoemaker Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Claxton 36, hus (family 3) Labourer, Queens County, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Sarah Claxton 30, wife of Thomas (family 3) House keeper, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Sarah Claxton 0, dau of Thomas (family 3) came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
F Clay, 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
Frederick Lord Clay solicitor Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Frederick Lord Clay, and Isabella Caroline baptised Julia Carrington at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #12787
Julianne Clay, died J 12d female Melbourne 1842 #3664 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Fred Lord Clay signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
Frederick Lord Clay and Isabella Caroline baptised Julia Carrington 1842, Caroline Isabella 1845, Ralph Stephen Pember 1845, Geraldine 1847
FL Clay, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Committee Mechanics Institution Annual Report
FL Clay, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 31 Jan 1843 wife had a daughter on fri 20 Jan
Frederick Lord Clay, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 9 May 1843 elected Assessor for Lonsdale Ward
Frederick Lord Clay, House Little Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Frederick Lord Clay, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
FL Clay List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Frederick Lord Clay, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Richmond Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Fred Lord Clay voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
Fred Lord Clay Ward Assessors Corporation Lonsdale Attorneys, Solicitors, And Proctors.
Frederick Lord Clay solicitor Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Clay and 4 chn listed on the London arrived 18 Oct 1840
John Clay and Mary baptised Julianne 1841
John Clay wed Elizabeth Charlotte Johnson in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Annette Elizabeth 1847
Directory 1847 farrier Brunswick journeyman saddler
John Clay painter William street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Clay 20 (single woman 7) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mr Clay cleared out 7 May 1842 for Launceston arrived 9 May on the Corsair source Launceston Examiner 14 May 1842 and Port Phillip Herald Tue 10th May 1842
Mr Clay arrived 20 May 1842 from Launceston on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Tue 24th May 1842
Richard Clay arrived at Geelong from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 21 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 23 Jan 1845
Richard Clay and Jane baptised Maria 1847
Thomas Clay 28 hus (family 10) Carpenter Prot both London, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Clay 28 wife of Thomas (family 10) Housemaid Prot both London, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
William Clay and wife Departed from Sydney on 7 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Abercromby
William Clay and Mary baptised William Aaron 1839
William Clay house off Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Clay arrived 11 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 8 Feb, on the Tamar, source local newspapers
William Clay cleared on 11 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 15 Oct for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
William Clay carpenter off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Clay labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
G Clayne Cabin, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
He has been identified as Dr George Playne (1802-1885)
John Claybon Crew arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Thetis source Bounty Immigrants
Caleb Clayton - Clayton wed Catherine Davitt in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr H Clayton arrived 17 Mar 1841 from Launceston on 14 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 18th March 1842
Mr H Clayton cleared out 22 Mar 1842 for Launceston arrived 24 Mar on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 25th March 1842
John Clayton with wife and child for Sydney cleared 29 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Clayton arrived 15 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston Tamar, source local newspapers
John Joseph Clayton, wed Catherine Robertson 1842 #689 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Joseph Clayton, Ovens River 'Glenfarg Inn' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
John Joseph Clayton Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Mr Clayton arrived 20 May 1842 from Launceston and cleared out 21 May 1842 for Launceston on 28 May on the Corsair source Port Phillip Herald Fri 27th May 1842
Mrs Clayton Arrived at Port Phillip 2 May 1843 from Launceston Henry
Richard Clayton departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
Rose Clayton 24 (single woman 5) House servant RC neither Cavan, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
John Clear aged 27 and his wife Rose - see John Char
John Clearly 20 (single man 9) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ann Cleary, died 2m female Melbourne 1842 #38443 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ann Clear cleared on 11 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 15 Oct for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
Bridget Cleary 26 (single woman 10) House servant RC reads Clenford?, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Bridget Cleary, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Bridget Cary / Cleary arrived 31 July 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 25 July Henry, source local newspapers
Bridget Cleary wed William Carty in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Catherine Cleary, female wed Hans Pehrsson 1842 #35439 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ellen Clearey, Sponsor of Bridget dau of John Moorey Baptised on 20 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Francis Cleary -, Steerage 8, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Francis Cleary wed Hannah Hannihan in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
settler Murray butcher Little Brunswick s Collingwood
James Cleary and Nancy Heffernan baptised William 1842, Bridget 1846
James Cleary labourer lane off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cleary 25 hus (family 6) Farm Servant neither Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Anne Cleary 36 wife of John (family 6) Farm Servant neither Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mrs Anna Clear, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
John Cleary, aged 53 years, labourer, native of Ireland; died March 23, 1874, of inflammation of brain and membranes.
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
John Cleary waiter off Bourke lane
John Cleary and Bridget Brennan baptised Patrick 1847 painter William street Collingwood
John Cleary, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Joseph Cleary, and Anne Heffernan baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #495
Mr JB Cleary arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias - source Port Phillip Herald 5 May 1840
Joseph John Burnett Cleary wed Margaret Ann Black in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong baptised Thomas John 1845
Margaret Cleary, Sponsor of Ellen dau of William Dempsey Baptised on 2 Nov 1846 by Rev John Joseph Thiery at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Cleary wed William Dempsey in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mary Cleary, mother of Ellen Dempsey born 26 Sep 1846 dau of William Dempsey - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Michael Cleary 24 hus (family 6) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Margaret Cleary 24 wife of Michael (family 6) RC both Tipperary, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Michael Cleary, and Margaret Walsh baptised female Anne at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #62
Michael Cleary and Margaret Walsh/Whelan 24 baptised Margarite Jane 1843, Mary 1845 shoemaker
Michael Cleary List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr and Mrs Cleary with 2 chn and servant arrived 16 April 1840 and on May 12, Cleared for Sydney, on the Louisa Campbell - also listed as McLeary in newspaper.
Patrick Cleary 38 hus (family 12) Farm servant RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ellen Cleary 30 wife of Patrick (family 12) Housemaid RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ellen Cleary 11 dau of Patrick (family 12) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Margt Cleary 6 dau of Patrick (family 12) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Catherine Cleary 4 dau of Patrick (family 12) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Patrick Cleary, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Patrick Cleary farmer Green Mount county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Cleary List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Wm Cleary 19 (single man 4) Labourer RC neither Kings Co, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Cleary & Matthews in a partnership settlers Deave's Marsh County Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Clee, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Henry Cleasby Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
Mr Cleavendale cleared out 17 Mar 1842 for Western Port on the Alpha source Port Phillip Herald Fri 18th March 1842
Isaac Cleeves, wounding with intent. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 13 July 1844
Isaac Cleeves, got into trouble near Portland. Source - Port Phillip Herald 16 July 1844
Isaac Cleeves, and Henry Gillan indicted for wounding Samuel Lancaster in Portland Acquitted, stories had discrepancies. Source - Geelong Advertiser 22 July 1844
Isaac Cleeves, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Mr J Cleeves Departed from Hobart on 20 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Marwood Cleeve List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Cleeves Departed from Hobart on 15 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Yarra Yarra
Mr Cleave Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 March 1843 for Liverpool via Sydney arrived 14 Mar, Munro
Richard Cleaver Convict assigned to J Gardiner Esq.
Thomas Cleaver, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Thomas Cleaves Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Thomas Cleaver farmer South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Cleaves labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Cleave 22 hus (family 28) Agriculturist, Prot, both, Devonshire, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Priscilla Cleave 20 wife of William (family 28) Dairymaid, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
William and Priscilla married in 1838 in Newton Abbot, Devonshire.
William Cleave and Priscilla 20 baptised Mary 1841, Priscilla Foster 1843, Jane Susan 1845

From on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011

Hi Elizabeth, Put Priscilla Foster Cleave into Google and came up with your page. Priscilla was my GGGrandmother and married 1866 #1026 to George Jackson a cabin boy on the "Nestor" which was scuttled in 1854 in Victoria.
and on Thursday, 21 April, 2011,
I believe that my William Cleave arrived on the Theresa with his wife Priscilla Foster. I think the other William Cleave was his nephew. Someone on "Curious Fox" in England is looking at this family also.


William Cleave 22 (single man 3) Labourer, Prot, both, England, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
William Cleave in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
William Cleave, Shop and house Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
William Cleave, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
William Cleave List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Cleave applied for transfer of License of No Good Damper from R McGee. Source - Port Phillip Herald 29 Jul 1845
William Cleave, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
William Cleave, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Cleave settler Ross Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
William Cleaves labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr R Cleburne Arrived at Hobart on 6 April 1838 from Port Phillip on 25 March on the Blossom
Henry Clogg - Clegg wed Maria Clarke in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Sophia died 1847
Henry Clegg labourer Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Clelland 18 Markinch, Fifeshire (another account has the same name but from Leahmahagow); (steerage 3) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Ford Cleland 32 hus (family 6) Carpenter, Prot both, Co Down, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Charlotte Cleland 30 wife of William (family 6) Dairymaid, Prot both, Co Down, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
John Cleland 12, Joseph Cleland 10, Francis Cleland 7, William Cleland 3 and Annie Eliza Cleland 0 dau of William (family 6) Prot, Co Down, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
William Ford Cleland and Charlotte Ninnis baptised Charlotte 1847 and she died 1871 aged 24
Charlotte Cleland died 1851 at Springvale, aged 51
William Ford Cleeland died 1868 aged 69, son of James Cleeland of Ireland
W F Clelland Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
William Clelland and Jessie baptised Christopher 1843, William 1846
William Clelland labourer Victoria Place, Source - 1847 Directory
William Clelland settler Springfield Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory

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