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JF Corney Esq. departed from Launceston for Portland on the schooner 'Minerva' 3 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1843
F Corney Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
J Corney Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Mr JF Corney Esq. source LE - departed Launceston 3 Feb for Portland, Minerva
J Corney, supporting a Committee to hold a meeting at Mack's Hotel, Corio, of all inhabitants of the Western District. Source - Geelong Advertiser 10 May 1844
James Corney, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Mr J Corney sailed 11 Jan from Launceston for Portland Bay in 1841 Dusty Miller
Mr J Corney Sailed 11 Jan from Launceston for Portland, in 1841 Minerva
Mr Corney departed 23 June 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 28 June 1841
Doctor Corney cleared out from Port Phillip 26 Oct 1843 for Portland Diana
Mr Corny Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Mr Corney arrived at Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 from Sydney on 7 Dec Shamrock
W Corney in 1840 settled at Wando (north east of Casterton, 7,065 acres)
William Corney arrived 28 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 3 Jan 1842
Corney and Connery Partnership Portland Bay, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Corney Esq departed Launceston 16 Apr for Portland Bay on the Minerva source Launceston Examiner 23 Apr 1842
W Corney Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
W and F Corney, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
W and F Corney, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Corney & Corney in a partnership settlers Wandhu Vale Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
William Cornford / Cornerford 20 (Single man 11) Labourer RC neither Louth, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Thomas Cornhill/Cormill 22 Labourer Prot neither Limerick arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Cornish see Taylor & Cornish in a partnership settlers Warurek Flats Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Cornwall 26 hus of Lucy (family 07) Labourer Prot reads Co Surry arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Earl of Durham source Bounty Immigrants
Lucy Cornwall 25 wife of Edward (family 07) Prot reads Co Surry arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Earl of Durham source Bounty Immigrants
M Anne Cornwall 5 dau of Edward (family 07) Prot Co Surry arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Earl of Durham source Bounty Immigrants
Edward Cornwall and Lucy baptised Elizabeth 1844
Edward Cornwill, Western Port District bark License for 1-31 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 10 May 1844
Edward Cornwall, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845

From on Sat, 3 May 2008
Edward Cornwall 3-Dec-1815 - 25-May-1883 aged 67, died at Chinamanís Flat, Timor, Victoria
Edward Cornwell was baptised in Dorking, Surrey, England. His parents were William John Cornwall (b. Abt 1781) and Elizabeth Ware (b. 5-Sep-1781). On 2-Aug-1835, Edward married Lucy Lucas (b. Abt 1816 - 20-Dec-1891). In England, they had a daughter Mary Ann (b. 1837) and son John (chr. 14 Apr 1839 - 5 Jul 1839). According to the 1841 Surrey Census (ref; HO 107/1081/6), Edward, Lucy and Mary Ann lived in Charts Lane in the Parish of Dorking, Surrey. Edward was an Agricutural Labourer.
After arriving in Australia 5 more chn were Christened - Elizabeth R Cornwell (1844-13-Jan-1853), John Cornwell (17-Sep-1846 - 19-Aug-1924), Edward Cornwell (27-Jul-1849 - 1914), John/James Lucas Cornwill (25-Nov-1851 - 11-Mar-1853) and Ann Elizabeth Cornwill (03-Nov-1853-?) registered 1854 #968 in Brighton.

John Cornwall Convict came 1838 on the Neptune assigned to J Watson Esq.
Joseph Cornwell Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
William Cornwell wed Mary Hillvenes in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised James 1844, John 1846
Margaret Cororan sailed from Port Phillip 20 Oct 1843 for Launceston arrived 28 Oct Tamar
W Corp rep. to Argus Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Daniel Core / Corr 24 hus (family 5) Farm servant RC both Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Biddy Core / Corr 24 wife of Daniel (family 5) Farm servant RC both Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Ellen Corr 27 (single woman 18) General servant RC neither Fermanagh, employed by Mr Hobson London Hotel, Melb arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Ann Corran 18 (11 single woman) Nursemaid RC reads Antrim, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Ellen Corrigan wed Archibald Wilson in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Corrigan wed George Royeal in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Corrigan wed Patrick Leary in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Michael Corrigan Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
William Corrigan 21 (single man 04) Labourer RC both Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
John Corrin wed Elizabeth Hurst in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Cobb - Corry and Rebecca Corry baptised John George 1844, William Fred 1845
Anthony Corry Corrie 22 single man Labourer Co Clare RC reads employed by William Roadknight Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Daniel Corry 48 m Labourer Co Clare RC neither Michael McEachen Keelleen Over age - has 3 sons and 2 dau arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Honor Corry 47 f wife arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Honor Corry 12 f arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Daniel Corry and Honor 47, Ellen 24, Anthony 22, Michl 19, Patrick 16, Mary 15 Honor 12
Daniel Corry labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Ellen Curry Corrie 24 single woman Housemaid Co Clare RC reads employed by John ? arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Ellen Corry wed John Ward in 1845 at Roman Catholic
George Correr 26 (single man 20) Labourer RC both CoArmagh arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn source Bounty Immigrants
George Corrie, and Mary Keys baptised female Emily at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #515
George Correr and Mary Keys baptised George died 1844, Elizabeth 1846
George Corrie dwelling-house Corio St Geelong Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
George Corrie List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Corrie Corio St Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Corey, House Lonsdale St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Mary Curry Corrie 15 single woman Housemaid Co Clare RC reads arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Michael Corry Corrie 19 single man Labourer Co Clare RC reads employed by William Roadknight Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Patrick Corry Corrie 16 single man Labourer Co Clare RC reads employed by Left in his own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
George Correr 26, Labourer, RC both Co Armagh, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
George Corry, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during sixth hour, 2-3pm
George Corrie, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in off Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Daniel Corrie / Corry 48 Over age - has 3 sons and 2 dau hus of Honor (family 11) Labourer RC neither Clare, employed by Michael McEachen Keelleen arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Honor Corrie / Corry 47 wife of Daniel (family 11) RC neither Clare arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Honor Corrie / Corry 12 dau of Daniel (family 11) RC Clare arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Ellen Curry / Corry 24 (single woman 09) Housemaid RC reads Clare, employed by John ? arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Anthony Corrie / Corry 22 (single man 10) Labourer RC reads Clare, employed by William Roadknight Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Michael Corrie / Corry 19 (single man 11) Labourer RC reads Clare, employed by William Roadknight Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Patrick Corrie / Corry 16 (single man 12) Labourer RC reads Clare Left in his own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Mary Curry / Corry 15 (single woman 10) Housemaid RC reads Clare arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
John Corry sergeant of town police William street, Source - 1847 Directory
Simon Corry Convict came 1838 on the Earl Grey assigned to W Rutledge Esq. (S)
Thomas Corrie candlemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
W Corse, Cabin and to continue to Sydney - arrived 25 Mar 1843 on the Rebecca
William Cortice 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
William Cory 22 hus of Mary (family 09) Labourer Prot neither Cormwall, employed by Peter McCackin Flors villa arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Mary Cory 22 wife of William (family 09) Prot neither Cormwall arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
William Cory, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
William Cory - Corry Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mr W Corston sailed 6 Jun 1840 for Launceston on the Henry
Samuel Corter came Sep 1841 with 223 on the Middlesex
Caroline Cortey wed George Tookey in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
William Cortice, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
William Cortice, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Ann Cosgrove wed William Adams in 1847 at Church of England Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
H. Cosgrove Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
James Cosgrove and Ellen Mahony baptised James 1844
James Cosgrove, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
James Cosgrove, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
James Cosgrove settler Bryan O'Lynn Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
James Cosgrove settler King Parrot Creek Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
James Cosgrove wed Cath Cavanagh in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Cosgrove King Parrot Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Cosgrove, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Directory 1847 settler Bryan O'Lynn Portland
John Cosgrove, and Ellen Oconnell baptised James 1840, female Margaret and Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #319 and 1842 #320
John James Cosgrove and Ellen Connel baptised Patrick 1844, Ellen 1846
John Cosgrove Supreme Court 17 Aug Jury for 17 Aug source Melbourne Times - Sat 20 Aug 1842, page 3
John Cosgrove 17 Aug Jurors empannelled for a case concerning G Arden source Port Phillip Herald Fri 19th August 1842
John James Cosgrove freehold off Bourke St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Cosgrove, 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'
John James Cosgrave, House Off Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
John Cosgrove, carpenter The Port Phillip Herald Tue 19 Dec 1843 New Insolvency list Deficiency under 100 pounds
John Cosgrove, Insolvency Proof of Debts 56. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Jan 1844
John Cosgrave, deceased carpenter of Melbourne. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 6 Jan 1844
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John James Cosgrove carpenter and joiner off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Cosgrove Bourke Ward to meet at John Brettargh's "St John Tavern" Mr Davies source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr Cosgrove Gipps Ward to meet at Peter Whelan's "Daniel OConnell" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Thomas Cosgrave 22, Single man 6, Labourer Askin, Co Galway, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Cosgrave 22, Servant, hired by Melbourne Club, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Cosgrave cleared on 31 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 1 Nov for Port Fairy and Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Patrick Cosker, male wed Honora Cooney 1842 #35538 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Cosker and Honora Cooney baptised Bridget 1843, Patrick 1845, Michael 1847
William Cosper Adult came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Katherine Coss 26 (single woman 12) Housemaid, RC neither, Co Carlon, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Francis Cossar wed Edward Paterson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Charles Cossons, male wed Biddy Mccarter 1842 #4505 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Bridget Costaghan 25 (single woman 16) Milliner, RC both, Queens Co, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Bridget Costello 20 (single woman 10) General Servant Prot reads Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Bridget Costello - Costigan wed Edward Hennessy in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Bridget Costelloe wed Henry Johnson in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Eliza Castello 16 (single woman 8) House Servant RC Both Galway, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Eliza Costello baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #95
Eliza Costello wed John Greir in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Costello 28 (single man 07) Labourer RC both Clare, employed by Thomas Churnside Geelong arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Castellow / Costelloe 23 hus (family 17) Farm servant, RC, Co Tipperary, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Margaret Castellow / Costelloe 23 wife of John (family 18) House keeper, RC, Co Tipperary, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
John Costelloe, and Margaret Carey baptised male Thomas 1841, John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #488
John Costelloe and Margaret Carey baptised James 1846
John Costello 23 (single man 18) Labourer RC both Clare, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Costellar wed Johanna Carmody in 1845 at Roman Catholic
John Costello and Johannah Costello baptised Peter 1845, Thomas 1847
Julia Costella wife of Matthew Carmody son Thomas Carmody born 23 Sep 1839 baptised 23 Sep 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Mary Costello 23 (single woman 9) General Servant RC reads Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Castello / Costello 21 (single woman 14) House servant RC reads Clare, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mary Costello 23 (single woman 12) Nursemaid RC neither Tipperary, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mary Costelloe - Costello wed Patrick Kennedy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Costello 22 (single woman 08) Housemaid RC neither Clare, employed by Mrs Mason Geelong arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mary Costelloe - Costello wed John Collins in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mary Costello wed Michael Donovan in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Mary Costello wed Thomas Quinn in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mick Costello and Catherine Connell baptised Patrick 1847
Miles Castello 31 hus (family 9) Labourer RC reads Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Castello 28 wife of Miles (family 9) House smaid RC reads Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Patrick Costello 25 (single man 4) Labourer RC neither Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Patrick Costello 19 (7 single man) Farm servant RC Leeton, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Patrick Costellow, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 convicted of assult
Patrick Costello in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Patrick Costello wed Catherine Donovan in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Costello Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Walter Costello 28 (single man 3) Labourer RC neither Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
From website, Patrick Costello's detailed account of daily life, particularly in the Port Phillip District during the squatting era, gives a unique insight of early life in the colony through the eyes of a man not in the "uppercrust" of society. This narrative is of importance because so few accounts or diaries of the working classes exist. Many of the middle to lower classes could neither read nor write and so produced no written account of their pioneering lives. Patrick's experiences are chronologically narrated with the exception of some interesting incidents such as an aboriginal corroboree and a murder at Bendigo. Many facets of squatting life and aboriginal culture are dealt with honestly and with humour.

His reminiscences include a first-hand account of the voyage from Liverpool to Australia on the "Argyle, which arrived in Port Phillip on April 12, 1841. It is of interest that, although his brothers and sisters, Miles (31), Walter (21), Mary (23) and Bridget (21) accompanied him on the "Argyle" they are not mentioned in his narrative. Strangely, even the brutal murder of his sister in 1851 at Mount Sturgeon is not related. Patrick chose to concentrate more on details of events in his own life than on personal matters relating to his family.

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