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Catherine Costigan 25, (single woman 6) House servant, RC Reads Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Daniel Costigan 20, (single man 6) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Denis Costigan 27 (single man 3) Labourer RC neither Queens Co, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Denis Costigan wed Mary Shanahan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
Dennis Costigan North Geelong off Corio Terrace freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Dennis Costelly arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 14 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 17 June 1845
Dennis Costigan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Limerick Place Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
D. Costigan & M Costigan in a partnership farmers Mack's Farm county Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Grace Costigan 20 (single woman 4) House servant RC neither Queens Co, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Grace Costigan, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Grace Costigan wed Michael Quirk in 1845 at Roman Catholic
James Costigan 25, (single man 4) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
James Costigan wed Cecilia Dalton in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Michael Costigan 24 (single man 4) Labourer RC neither Queens Co, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Michael Costigan wed Catherine Redmond in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
M Costigan see Costigan D. & M in a partnership farmers Mack's Farm county Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
John Costilon labourer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Costin - Costigan and Maria baptised Mary Elizabeth 1840, Charlotte Ann 1844
Thomas Costen, and Maria baptised male Henry Gilbert at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1129
Thomas Costin, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Thomas Costin, labourer The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 25 Apr 1843 New Insolvents list
Thomas Costin house Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Thomas Costin, House Queen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
Thomas Costin, Insolvent, to come before the Chief Commissioner at 11am for allowance of his Certificate of Relief, a new law passed in Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Thomas Costin, insolvent, granted Certificate of Relief, a new law passed in Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 30 Nov 1844
Walter Cotes in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Rev Mr Cothan departed Launceston 21 Nov 1840 for Port Phillip on the Eagle
Mr Cotham departed 2 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip and South Aust, on the Fox
Edward Cott 26 hus (family 3) Bricklayer Prot both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Ann Cott 22 wife of Edward (family 3) Housemaid Prot neither Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Edward Cott, Sponsor of John son of James Neville Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Edward Cott and Mary Ann Mountain 22 baptised Hariot Mary 1843, Anne 1845 died, Edward 1847
Edward Cott plasterer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr Barry Cotter Melbourne's first doctor, arrived Port Phillip 6 November 1835., landed 9 Nov 1835 with Batman brought 500 sheep for members of the Port Phillip Association.
Dr Cotter Departed from Launceston on 3 June 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Cotter Arrived at Sydney Tue 20 Feb 1838 from Port Phillip on 10 Feb the Revenue Cutter on the Domain
Dr Barry Cotter 1 January 1837 was appointed medial officer
Dr Cotter 8 February 1837 contested in first race meeting
Barry Cotter wed 15 Jan 1838 to Inez Seville Fitzgerald witnesses Anne Gresley, John Cotter and John J Rees by Rev James Clow Presbyterian
Barry Cotter Surgeon wife Inez Seville dau Frances Laura Snodgrass Cotter born 16 Jan 1839 baptised 11 Feb 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Barry Cotter and Inez Seaville Fitzgerald baptised Hellena Hayes 1840
Dr Cotter, in Dec 1839 employed Mary Atkins aged 25, House maid, who came on the William Metcalfe
Dr Cotter, in Dec 1839 employed Caroline Kennedy aged 20, Ladys maid, who came on the William Metcalfe
Dr Cotter, in Dec 1839 employed Patrick Lonergan aged 24, Servant man, who came on the William Metcalfe
Mrs Cotter and family arrived 28-Sep 1840 from Sydney 14 Sep on the Jewess
Doctor Cotter, lady and family Cotter ( Steerage) cleared for London 6 March 1841 on the Rookery
Barry Cotter surgeon corner of Bourke and Swanston-streets Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Barry Cotter Arrived at Port Phillip 3 April 1843 from Launceston Tamar
Mr B Cotter Surgeon cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 18 June from Melbourne for London and Leith Isabella, source local newspapers
Barry Cotter Rescued and left Hobson's Bay on 18 June and encountered boisterous conditions. Isabella, source local newspapers
Dr Cotter cleared 22 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 27 Aug Coquette, source local newspapers
Dr Cotter cleared 26 Aug 1844 and sailed 28 Aug from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 7 Sep Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Mr Cotter cleared on 12 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 16 Oct for Launceston, arrived 18 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
James Cotter fined 5/- for drunkardness; source Port Phillip Herald Tue 14th June 1842 page 3, Police Intelligence, Friday 10 June
John Cotter Arrived at Hobart 12 Oct 1837 from Port Philip on 5 Oct on the Lady Franklin
John Cotter witness to wedding 15 Jan 1838 of Barry Cotter by Rev James Clow Presbyterian
Mr John Cotter departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
John Cotter, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Cotter, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Cotter farmer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cotton Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Mrs Cotter and 6 chn arrived 13 March 1841 from Hobart Adelaide
W Cottreux arrived 13 Aug 1840 on the Culdee
Anthony Cottrell 27 May 1835 Chief District Constable Launceston; Members of the Port Phillip Association
Anthony Cottrell gave up his post as Chief Constable of Launceston and went to the Port Phillip district with the first settlers in 1835 after marrying Frances SOLOMON (daughter of Joseph Solomon) at Evandale on 21 Jan 1835
Mr Cottrell Arrived at Launceston on 10 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on the Yarra Yarra
Mr A Cottrell Esq. Departed from Launceston on 14 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Perseverance
Anthony Cottrell Gentleman, wife Frances dau Ellen Lowes Cottrell born 12 Nov 1835 baptised 9 Jul 1839,
and son Anthony Crisp Cottrell born 22 Nov 1837 baptised 9 Jul 1839
and dau Harriet Ann Cottrell born 14 Feb 1839 baptised 9 Jul 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Anthony Cottrell, in Jan 1839 employed John Herd aged 35, Farm Overseer, who came on the Hope
Anthony Cottrell, in Jan 1839 employed James Young aged 24, Farm labourer, who came on the Hope
In March 1839 Cottrell was an auctioneer in Melbourne operating from an office in William Street, which was a second building at the back of a block purchased by Batman at the first legal land sales conducted by Hoddle in June 1837 on which Batman had built a two story building on the SW Corner of Collins and William Streets with a large ground floor room which was the main assembly point for residents and known as the Auction Rooms. It was there that Cottrell sold a wide range of Batman's possessions under orders from his executors seeking to recover funds to repay Batman's creditors after his death in May 1839. Cottrell's acquisition of this place of business came by virtue of an interesting legal agreement with Batman in January 1839, for which the deed still exists, in which he undertook to pay Eliza Batman, John Batman's wife who was about to leave for England, 60 pounds a year for the rest of her life in exchange for a peppercorn rental on the building in William Street. The background is that Batman appears to have been estranged from his wife and had declared in his will made in December 1837 that she should receive only 5 pounds from his estate, and was not entitled to dower out of any land he held. Whether the arrangement with Cottrell amounted to real compensation of lasting value is difficult to say, as Cottrell moved to another place of business in Queen Street early in 1840, and in September 1840 he returned to Tasmania.
Mrs Cottrell sailed 18-Feb 1840 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mrs A Cottrell arrived 2-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 30 Mar on the Tamar - source Port Phillip Herald 3 Apr 1840
Mr and Mrs A Cottrell arrived 2-Jul 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr and Mrs Cottrel sailed 17 Oct 1840 for Launceston - on the Indemnity
Anthony Cottrell List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Several more children were baptised to Anthony and Frances Cottrell in Tasmania: William Joseph later known as William Ostler b. 25 March 1842; Fanny Randall b. 16 May 1843; Sarah Alicia Barbara b. 6 August 1844; and Joseph Solomon b. 21 March 1846. Cottrell's original land on the Nile passed into other hands in 1839 and he acquired another smaller property of 5 acres near Launceston that year. Later he was a partner with Joseph Kirby, Eliza Solomon and Henry Lion in a 1 acre property in 1857. His later years were lived in Hobart where Anthony Cottrell died at his home in Elphinstone Road on 4 May 1860, aged 54.
Anthony Cottrell in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Anthony Cottrell, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Joseph Cotterill, Martha and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Mr Cottrell sailed 6-May 1840 for Launceston on the Tamar
Mr and Mrs Cotterell arrived at the 'Cornwall Hotel' in Launceston from Port Phillip in the last week - source Launceston Courier 2 Nov 1840
Mrs Cotterell Cabin arrived Port Phillip 14 Sep 1841 on the Tasmania
Mrs Cotterill arrived 20 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Scout
Mr Cottrell sailed 29 Oct 1844 for Adelaide Mary White , source local newspapers
Rev Mr Paul Cotterell, Cabin passenger arrived 19 October 1844 on the Mary White
George Cottle Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Agnes Charlotte Cotton wed Peter Snodgrass in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Edward Cotton wed Adele Cornelie née Benoist in 1828 in France; their two children did not survive childhood. On 5 March 1842, E Cattan Esq., and Lady, arrived on board the Eagle as unassisted passengers to the Port Phillip district (“he was not meeting his expenses in France”) and were accepted into colonial society. He is buried in Brighton Cemetery - he died 12 Sep 1860
Edward Cotton Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Edward Cotton, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Edward Y Cotton aged 28 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Edward Cotton settler Balham Hill Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
Eliza Cotton wed Alexander Mckenzie Cheyne in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Iris Cotton Correspondence Western Port Mohican 15 2
John Cotton Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
John Cotton, Murray District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Cotton, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Cotton and Susannah baptised Catherine Ellen 1847
John Cotton settler Devil's River Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cotton settler Doogalook Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cotton was baptised on 17th December 1801 in South Devonshire and died on 15th December 1849 in the Port Phillip District. He studied law at Oxford and did his articles, before practicing law. In 1842, at the age of 41, he left England with his 33 year old wife, Susannah, and their nine children, bound for the Port Phillip district of the colony of New South Wales. A tenth child was baptised in the colony. When John died in 1849 aged 48, he had 60 square miles under grass right, his daughters all married well and established well connected families, but only one of his four sons married.
Marion Cotton wed Charles Ryan in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Cotton departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 24 May 1841
Mr and Mrs Cotton with 5 dau and 4 sons Arrived at Port Phillip 15 May 1843 from London and Plymouth 19 Jan Parkfield
William Cotton Correspondence Western Port Doogalook 10 Transferred from Executor of late John Cotton sold Western Port Doogalook to Cotton, William
Anthony Cottrell, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
William Cotts in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Ellen Coty / Coly 26 (single woman 5) House servant RC Both Kilkenny, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Captain Couch master, Arrived at Sydney 19 June 1837 from Port Phillip on 4 June and Launceston on 14 June the Revenue Cutter on the Prince George
Charles.G Couch postmaster, auctioneer and storekeeper Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Charlotte Couch 15 dau of Frank (single woman 5) General Servant RC both Kings Co, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Charlotte Couch wed Arthur Thomas Morgan in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Frank Couch 38 hus (family 4) Labourer RC neither Kings Co, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Jane Couch 36 wife of Frank (family 4) came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Jane Couch 12, Geo Couch 7 and Mary Couch 3 dau of Frank (family 4) came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Francis Couch sen shoemaker Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Couch sailed 31-Oct 1840 for Launceston on the Mona
Thomas Couch 18 son of Frank (single man 3) Labourer RC neither Kings Co, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Richard Couchlan, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Margaret Couden Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
James Coudley, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Johanna Cougan 24 (single woman 12) House servant RC reads Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Margaret Coughan 25 (Single woman 11) Housemaid RC neither Louth, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Dennis Coughlan labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Patrick Coughlin, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Patrick Coughlan, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Richard Couchlan, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Tim Coughlin 28 (Single man 11) Labourer RC both Cork arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Thetis source Bounty Immigrants
William Coughlan, and Catherine Walsh baptised female Marian at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #15
William Coughlan and Catherine Walsh baptised Catherine 1846

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