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Captain Cock master sailed from Hobart 14 Sep for Port Albert Comet
John Cock / Coke 22 joiner from Newe Scone; (steerage 5) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Thomas Cock and Ellen Hogan baptised Elleanor 1846
Edwin Cockayne witness to wedding 30 Jul 1839 Henry Joseph Grimaldi to Elizabeth Heard at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Edwin Cockayne puntkeeper Inlets Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
George Cockburn aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Henry Cockburn as tenants in common 5 acres Normanby lot 22. Deeds 23 Jan 1847
Henry Cockburn merchant & c Stephen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Cockburn Arrived at Sydney on 28 Oct 1839 from Port Phillip 23 Oct on the Jewess
Mr Cockburn departed Sydney 9 April 1841 for Port Phillip, on the Itana
Mr Cockburn cleared out from Port Phillip 1 Dec 1843 for Western Port Alpha
Ousley Cockburn Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia,
Ousley Cockburn Acheron Creek Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Ouseley Cockburn - Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Ouseley Cockburn settler Atcheson's River Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
William Kennedy Cockburn, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
William Kennedy Cockburn Acheron Creek Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr WK Cockburn Cleared out from Port Phillip 12 July 1843 for London Glenbervie
William Kennedy Cockburn settler Atcheson's River Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Cockden came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
Mr Cockerhill with wife and child Departed from Hobart Sun 9 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Nereus
Robert Cockerill in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Cockett Departed from Launceston on 16 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Thomas Cocklan Convict came 1835 on the Hive assigned to Mess'rs Ryrie
John Cockle Sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
James Cochrane House and shop Little Bourke St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
James Cochrane not on voters list, signed a letter to Robert Robinson Gipps Ward, giving him support, source PPH, 20 Oct 1843
James Cochrane not on voters list, signed a letter to Robert Robinson Gipps Ward, giving him support, source PPH, 20 Oct 1843
James Cochrane Advertisement - men of Gipps Ward signed letter supporting Mr R Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 20 Oct 1843
John Cochraine / Cockran 23 Bounty refused (single man 11) came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
OK Cockburn List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Cochran List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr TS Cochrane cleared 25 Jan 1844 from Melbourne for Western Port on the Ettrick, source local newspapers
James Cockrell aged 29 came Aug 1844 with 233 on the Lord William Bentinck
Peter Cockerell 30 hus (family 10) Labourer RC both Kings Co, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Cockerell 26 wife of Peter (family 10) Dairymaid RC both Kings Co, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Cockerell 3 and Anne Cockerell 1 dau of Peter (family 10) RC Kings Co, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Peter Cockerell and Mary dau Hannah Female child of R aged 6 died 1847 at Moonee Ponds
Robert Cockrell 24 hus (family 8) Farmer, Prot, both, Eng, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Susan Cockrell 19 wife of Robert (family 8) Housemaid, Prot, both, Eng, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Robert Cockerall, and Susan baptised Ann at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Carlshure 1842 #12715
Robert Cockrell and Susan (Goss) 19 from Swaffham area, baptised Ann 1842 died, Charles 1843, Elizabeth Ann 1845, Maria 1847 died.
Robert Cockerhill farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Cockland 22 (single woman 5) Housemaid RC neither Waterford, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Cockrell / Cockrill 29 (single man 12) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Cockreny Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Miss A Code arrived 13 Feb 1842 from London via Hobart on the Widgeon source Port Phillip Herald
Miss H Code arrived 13 Feb 1842 from London via Hobart on the Widgeon source Port Phillip Herald
John Edward Code, freehold, River Plenty The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Margaret Code 25 (single woman 30) Dairy maid, RC, Wexford, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Margaret Codd wed James Bourhill in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Code Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Patrick Cody 28 hus of Biddy (family 09) Labourer RC neither Co Kilkenny received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Biddy Cody 25 wife of Patrick (family 09) RC neither Co Kilkenny arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mary Cody 5 and Michael Cody 2 son of Patrick (family 09) RC Co Kilkenny arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Rebecca Codgon wed James Searle in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Codley 27 hus (family also Steerage 34) Farm Servant Prot both Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Ellen Codley 25 wife of Thomas (family also Steerage 34) Farm Servant Prot both Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Ann Codley 7, John Codley 4 and Biddy Codley 1 dau of Thomas (family also Steerage 34) Prot Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Mr J Codling at Melbourne arrived 19 Feb 1841, from Adelaide on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Patrick Cody, 28 hus of Biddy Labourer Co Kilkenny RC neither received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Biddy Cody, 25 wife of Patrick arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mary Cody, 5 and Michael Cody, 2 arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Thomas Cody 24 (single man 16) Labourer RC reads Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mr and Mrs Coeran arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the schooner 'Paul Pry' 18 Apr 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 21 Apr 1840
Anne Coffey 17 (single woman 7) General Servant Prot both Clonmel, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Bridget Coffee 19 (single woman 12) Dairy maid, RC both, Kerry, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Christopher Coffey 23 hus (family 5) Labourer RC both Co Cork, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Margaret Coffey 23 wife of Christopher (family 5) Farm servant RC, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Christopher Coffey, and Margaret Carol baptised male James at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36450
Christopher Coffey and Margaret Carol baptised John 1843, Christopher 1845 died
Christopher Coffy Advertising, signed a support letter for Alexander Chisholm source Melbourne Times - Sat 9 July 1842, page 3
Christopher Coffee clerk McKillop street, Source - 1847 Directory
Francis Coffey / Coffee 15 (Disallowed 5) Servant RC both Kildare, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Frances Coffee arrived Hobart 9 March 1841 from Port Phillip on 4 Mar, on the Agenoria
Jeremiah Coffee - Coffey and Catherine Brusnihe baptised Jeremiah 1840, Timothy 1842, David 1843, Elizabeth 1845 Correspondence Western Port Pannebannawar 13 94 Transferred from Geo. Coghill
2 June 1839 Fr Geoghegan read, for the first time in Victoria, the Catholic burial service for Mary Ann Coffey, the two-year-old daughter of Mrs Coffey.
Mrs Coffee was Melbourne's first Catholic School Teacher who conducted classes from her own home,
Jeremiah Coffey, and Catherine Brusnan baptised male Timothy at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36257
Jeremiah Coffee 'Farmers Hotel' Little Collins St Publicans License granted source Port Phillip Herald Fri 29th April 1842
Catherine Coffee Police Court Fri 27 May Boarding House keeper accused James Langford of false pretenses source Melbourne Times - Sat 21 May 1842, page 3
Jeremiah Coffee Advertising, signed a support letter for Alexander Chisholm source Melbourne Times - Sat 9 July 1842, page 3
Jeremiah Coffee, of Melbourne, Publican, from Insolvencies, dated 7-Nov and 7-Nov 1842
Jeremiah Coffee, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 22 Aug 1843 granted discharge of his insolvency
Mr Coffin cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 18 June from Melbourne for London and Leith Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Coffin late of the ship Wallace Rescued are left Hobson's Bay on 18 June and encountered boisterous conditions. Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Coffin wrecked at Flinders Island. Shipwreck , source local newspapers
Mr J Coffin cleared on 14 Sep and sailed from Melbourne for Western Port in ballast Emily, source local newspapers
Peggy Coffee and sister Departed from Hobart on 7 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
William Coffee 28 hus (family 4) Labourer RC neither Kildare came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Biddy Coffee 26 wife of William (family 4) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Thomas Coffee 5 son of William (family 4) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
William Coffee 28, Biddy (Bridget) Coffee 26 their son Thomas aged 5 migrated to Australia on board the SS Alan Ker, Bridget's maiden name was Lawler. They came from Kildare Newbridge. All were Catholic.
William Coffie in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
William Coffinger 27 hus (family 9) Labourer RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Judy Coffinger 27 wife of William (family 9) House maid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Abby Coffinger born on board? 3 months dau of William (family 9) RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Cofield and Margaret baptised Emma Margaret 1844
Hanah Cogan mark witness to wedding 25 May 1839 George Graham to Catherine Watkins at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Hannah Cogan sponsor for Anne McCarty baptised 26 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Hannah Cogan wed 15 Sep 1839 to Thomas Halfpenny at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Daniel Denis Coggan - Cogan Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Robert Cogan 39 hus of Mary (family 06) Labourer RC both Cork arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Mary Cogan 32 wife of Robert (family 06) RC Cork arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Cathne Cogan 12, William Cogan 10 and Mary Cogan 0 dau of Robert (family 06) RC Cork arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Robert Cogan and Mary Hennessy baptised David 1845
Robert Cogan builder Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Cogan, and Elenor Lynan/Tynan baptised male Patrick at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Darebin Ck 1842 #36228
Thomas Cogan - Cogan and Elenor Tynan baptised James 1844, Michael 1847
Mr W Cogan and Hannah Cogan Departed from Hobart on 18 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Yarra Yarra
William Cogan witness to wedding 25 May 1839 George Graham to Catherine Watkins at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Cogan sponsor for Anne McCarty baptised 26 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
William Cogan witness to wedding 26 May 1839 of George Graham at St Francis Roman Catholic church
William Cogan witness to wedding 15 Sep 1839 of Thomas Halfpenny at St Francis Roman Catholic church
William Cogan, and Hannah Watkins baptised Catherine 1840, male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36468 William Cogan - Cogan and Hannah Watkins baptised Charles 1844 died, Charles Francis 1845
Anna Cogan died 1846 Female aged 28 at Melbourne
W Cogan Advertising, signed a support letter for Alexander Chisholm source Melbourne Times - Sat 9 July 1842, page 3
William Cogan, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
William Cogan and Mary Cahill baptised Margaret 1843, Eliza 1845
William Cogan freehold Collins Lane also has vote in another Ward LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Cogan freehold off Bourke St also has vote in another Ward Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William James Cogan House Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr Cogan LaTrobe Ward to meet at William Bourke's "Australian Inn" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
William James Cogan, House Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at William Bourke, 'Australian Inn'
William James Cogan, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
William James Cogan, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
William Cogan donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
William Cogan, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William J Cogan 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
William Cogan, on jury for Tue, 20 Jan 1846. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Jan 1846
Katherine Cogaran, wed William Baker 1842 #194 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Rev Mr Coghan in Sydney Gazette for Tues 4 Aug 1840, page 2, lists the passengers from Port Phillip on the Andromache,
Thomas Coghun / Coghan 27 hus (family 5) Labourer RC neither East Meath, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Ellen Coghan 26 wife of Thomas (family 5) House Servant RC neither, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Captain Coghill with Mrs and Miss Coghill arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Coghill arrived 19 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
Mrs and two Misses Coghill for Sydney cleared 29 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Chas.Dd. Coghill & Wm Coghill in a partnership settlers Glendonnell Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Christian Coghill died 1846 Male at Melbourne
David Coghill, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Coghills Creek, City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Named: After David Coghill who travelled overland into Port Phillip with Hepburn in 1838.
D Coghill and G Coghill Partnership Glendaruel Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
D and W Coghill in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
David Coghill Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
David Coghill, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
David Cogill, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
George Coghill, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
G Coghill and D Coghill Glendaruel Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
G Coghill settler Port Fairy subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
George Coghill in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
George Coghill Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
George Coghill, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
George Coghill, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
George Coghill, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
George Coghill, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Correspondence sold Western Port Pannebannawar to Coffey, Jeremiah
George Coghill wed Joan Waldie in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Wm Coghill settler Glencairne and Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain John Coghill and his brother William were settled at Kirkham and Stathellen near Braidwood NSW. In mid 1837 Hepburn and William Coghill became partners in a plan to overland 1400 ewes, 50 rams and 200 wethers to central Victoria.
On the 12th April 1838 Hepburn and Coghill camped at what is now the site of the Castlemaine Church of England grounds. William Coghill travelled further west, crossing Bullarook creek and establishing Glendaruel and then Glendonald.
Captian Coghill Arrived at Hobart on 11 May 1838 from Sydney on 8 Apr and Port Phillip on 2 May on the Abercrombie
J Coghill - Convict assigned to him is George Cook came 1833 on the Aurora
Captain Coghill with wife and 2 chn departed from Port Phillip for London on the Sir Robert Peel 12 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
Mr Coghill sailed 10-Feb 1840 for Sydney on the Curlew
Mr Coghill arrived 27 Oct 1842 from Sydney on the Sea Horse source Port Phillip Herald Fri 28th October 1842
Mr Coghill, came on 28 Jan 1843 cleared for Sydney on the Christina
Mr Coghill junior Arrived at Sydney 1 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip on 19 Jan, on the Hope
Mr Coghill senior Arrived at Sydney 1 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip on 19 Jan, on the Hope
Mr Coghill Cleared out 28 Jan 1843 from port Phillip for Sydney Christina
Mrs Coghill and 2 chn arrived 3 Jan 1844 at Port Phillip from Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Coghill cleared 26 Apr 1844 and sailed 27 Apr from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 30 Apr on the Flying Squirrel, source local newspapers
William Coghill, in Jan 1839 employed Samuel Russell aged 33, Labourer, who came on the Hope
Convict assigned to him is John Vinter
William Coghill owned Property Moonee Ponds - Freehold Property
William Coghill was one of the first overlanders to reach Port Phillip from New South Wales in 1837. In 1846 he settled on a run at Piangil on the Murray. William Coghill baptised in 1784, died at 'Cumberland Farm', as his probate papers called it, in July 1860 aged 76, leaving his wife Christine Reach (died 1867 aged 76), and their sons David and George to run the farm. Sons George 1814 - 1864 aged 47, John 1818 - 1861 aged 43, William 1821 - 1884 aged 63,
William Coghill, subscribed 1/1/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
William Coghill junior wed Elizabeth Ann Foster in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Coghill wed Anne Curran in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
W Coghill Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
William Coghill List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Coghill, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
W Coghil, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
William Cogill, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Wm Coghill see Coghill Chas. Dd. & Wm in a partnership settlers Glendonnell Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory

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