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I first began this site 16 July 2007, and this revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.
The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Thomas Credge and Margaret baptised Charlotte 1847
Judy Creed 22 (single woman 5) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Judith Creed List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Creed Crea, 27 single man Labourer RC reads Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Michael Creed wed Judith/Susan Mcennery in 1845 at Roman Catholic and baptised John 1846
Robert Creek aged 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
William Creek - off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Nancy Creeney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
A Creennaun Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Mr Creer Arrived 18 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney 12 Jan via George Town, Sea Horse
Thomas Creery 28 (8 single man) Labourer Prot both Derry, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Thomas Creevy, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Michael Cuch / Crich 21 (single man 11) Shepherd, RC both, Tipperary, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
James Creigh and Margaret Bourke baptised John 1847
John Creig 24 (single man 2) Carpenter Prot both Manchester, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Andrew Crichton, came 6 Dec 1839 on the St Mango
Anne Creighton 18 (young woman 16) House Servant Prot both Newton Stewart, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
David Crichton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
David Crichton, Shop and house off Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
David Crichton, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Mr GB Creighton, left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
James Crichton 21 (single man 5) Labourer Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
James Creighton Intermediate arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool on the Dublinlist from image Liverpool 260
John Crugton / Creighton 25 (single man 5) Farm servant RC both Perth, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mr Crichton cleared out 5 Aug 1842 for Hobart on the Isabella source Port Phillip Herald Tue 9th August 1842
Mr Creighton Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Peter Creighton schoolmaster Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Thos Crichton 23 (single man 6) Labourer Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Thomas Crichton, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
WA Creighton Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
William Creighton and Honora Neil baptised William 1845, Mary 1846
WA Creighton, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Wm.A Creighton Settler 5 & 9 Mile Creeks Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
William Henry Creighton, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Edward Crenshaw aged 27 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Thomas Cresey - Crew (Staff 3) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Alice Crispin - Crespin aged 19 came Mar 1841 with 500 on the Argyle
George Henry Crespin and Ann baptised Elizabeth Lavinia 1844, Godwin George 1844
George died 1847 Male aged 30 at Melbourne
Directory 1847 storekeeper to Dalgety & Co Bourke st.
Henry Cresson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Mr Cresswell arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the schooner 'Souvenir' 7 Sep 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 9 Sep 1845
Thomas Cresswell Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Cresswell labourer Lonsdale lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Alfred Cresswell schoolmaster Victoria place, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Charles Creswick bro (Intermediate 1), came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Charles Creswicke, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Charles Creswick wed Mary Ann Oconnor in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
One of the three brothers Charles, Henry and John Creswick that came from England with their sisters Elizabeth and Maria.
Miss Elizabeth Creswick - (Intermediate 2, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Mr Henry Creswick - (Intermediate 4), came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Henry Creswick, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Henry Creswick Born: 13 April 1824 - 1892 aged 68, son of Richard Creswick and Mary Sefton, of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Died: 24 October 1892, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria wed Jane, dau of Dr Alexander Thomson of Geelong, children Catherine 15 May 1851 wed Talbot Hamilton, son Alexander 28 Jul 1853 - 1939, Alice 20 May 1855 The district was first known as Creswick’s Creek after Charles, and Henry Creswick who squatted there with sheep in 1842.
JC and H Creswicke Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
J and H Creswicke, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
John Creswick Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
John Creswick 23 May 1814 - 1857 aged 42, wed Ann Oconnor in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Richard William Creswick born 1848, son of John and Anne O'Connor - Richard was the only one of John's children who had any family.
It appears that Richard fathered about 17 children (three different mothers) - his first wife, Margaret Whitecross had 3 chn, Alexander 1870, Francis 1871 and Alexia 1873. In 1874 #257 he officially wed Gertrude West Richardson with Hester born 1874, his third wife was Amelia Jones, with chn after 1888

From who started the jenforum.org/creswick/ messages. These Australian Creswick's were 3 sons of Henry who was the brother of William Creswick (who married Mary Ann Hyde) and also the brother of Charles who was my husband's ancestor. All three of these fathers were sons of Richard and Mary Parkin Creswick of England who had eleven children. Their children appear to have moved around the globe more than any other Creswick at the time.
Henry Creswick and his brother John were 2 of 3 sons of Henry Creswick who came out to Australia from Sheffield in the early 1840's. The third brother Charles died in 1847. The town of Creswick in Victoria is named after the brothers.


Maria Creswick - (Intermediate 3), came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Cresswicke Brothers in a partnership settlers Avoca River Wimeira, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Crew Departed Mon 21 Jan 1839 from Sydney 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Abercrombie
Captain F Crew master Arrived at Launceston on 18 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Abercrombey
Captain Crew Departed from Sydney on 7 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Abercromby
Captain Crew master Arrived at Hobart on 11 May 1839 from Sydney on 8 Apr and Port Phillip on 2 May on the Abercrombie
Capt Crew Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from China 4 March via Singapore 4 April Abercombie
Captain Crew left Sydney 17 Nov 1839 had heavy gales with 16 days in Bass Strait arrived Melbourne 6 Dec 1839, on the Jewess
Captain Crews master departed Sydney 3 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip on the Jewess
Captain Crew Master arrived at Port Phillip 11 Jan 1841 from Sydney on the Jewess
Captain Crew master arrived 30 July at Port Phillip from Sydney on 12 June, in 1841 Jewess
Captain FC Crew Cleared out from Port Phillip 19 June 1843 for New Zealand, arrived Hobart 4 July Gannet

Note confusion - Crew and also Crow, Crowe

John Crewe in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Crew, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
John Crewe, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Crewe wed Eliza Arabella Baynton in 1847 #5138 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Page 153 letters a t Post Office 31st May 1847
John Crewe settler Ravenhurst Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
John Crewe Christened Fanny Eliza Crewe 1850 #17061 and John Crewe 1850 #17062 both born at Western Port, and Christened at St James, Melbourne
John Crewe died 1850 #28296 aged 31, at Western Port, funeral recorded at St peters Church of England, Melbourne.
Eliza Arabella Crewe died 1868 #1289 aged 44, dau of Eliza Arabella Smith and Thomas Baynton of Somerset
Mr Crew reports possibly lost 1838 on the Sarah
Mr and Mrs Crewe with 4 chn and 2 servants Cabin arrived 28 Nov 1842 from Greenock 8 Aug 1842 on the Benares source - image Scotland 138
Pheebe Crew 25 (young woman 11) Kitchen maid Prot both Somerset, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Phoebe Crewe wed John Grerson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong

Crichton, see Creighton, above

Michael Crich/Cuch, 21, 11 m, Shepherd Tipperary RC on NSW list both, came Sep 1840 on the Himalaya
William Crick Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Charles Criddle 24 died 11 July aged 24 (single man) on the Westminster which arrived at Port Phillip on 29 July 1841
James Criel Adult came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Criggins arrived 1 July 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 24 June, William Hughes
Mary Anne Crill wed Andrew Ohara in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Crimp Licence of Departure given to go on Jemima from Melbourne to Portland Bay source PPH 30 June 1843
Bridget Crinnun 21 (single woman 18) House Servant RC Both Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Bridget Crinion List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Charles Crimp - Crisp wed Margaret Wigmore in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Elizabeth Mary 1847
Edward Crisp wed Susanna Meeghan in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Crisp, male wed Susan Chawner 1842 #4635 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Crisp and Susan Chawner baptised Amos 1845, Elizabeth Ann 1845, Frances 1847
John Crisp, Licensed to cut timber at County Grant August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Crisp wed Mary Woster in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Crisp arrived 20 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 15 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr W Crisp sailed 7-Oct 1840 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
William Crisp and Susan baptised Elizabeth 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Crisp & Foord in a partnership settlers Whiryunpah Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Alice Crispin 19 (single woman 8) General Servant Prot both Cork, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
G.H.L Crespin storekeeper to Dalgety & Co Bourke st., Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Crispin cleared out 5 Aug 1842 for Hobart on the Isabella source Port Phillip Herald Tue 9th August 1842
John M Cristall, and Mary J Hamilton baptised female Eliza at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #176
Mary Ann Crocker wed Samuel Pullen Wells in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Michael Crocker, jury called for criminal cases. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
Andrew Crockett, granted depasturing license for Portland Bay Feb 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
Andrew Crockett List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Andrew Crockett, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Andrew Crockett Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Crockett expected at Port Phillip left Launceston 3 July schooner 'Gem' - source Port Phillip Herald 21 July 1840
Mr Crockett Departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Crockett departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Crockett and Willoughby Partnership general stores Elizabeth and Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Henry Crodey jury appointed after prisoner challenged 3 jurors source Port Phillip Herald Tue 19th July 1842
Mr Croemers departed Launceston 22 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip on the Mary
Cath Croft 15 dau of Samuel (single woman 8) Domestic Servant RC both Belfast came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Emelia Croften / Croft 20 (single woman 4) Governess, Prot, London, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
James Croft 20 (single man 10) Labourer RC neither Kings County, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
John Croft 24 hus (family also Steerage 39) Farm Servant Prot both Leeds, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Hanna Croft 22 wife of John (family also Steerage 39) Farm Servant Prot both Leeds, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Alice Croft 1 dau of John (family also Steerage 39) Prot Leeds, came 17 July 1841 on the England
John/Joseph Fetlock Croft and Hanna baptised Abraham 1845, Elizabeth 1847
Joseph Croft carter Flinders Lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Croft cleared out from Port Phillip 1 Dec 1843 for Launceston Barbara
Mary Croft 20 dau of Samuel (single woman 9) Domestic Servant RC reads Belfast came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mr Croft, hairdresser occupied land in Collins St owned by Benjamin Baxter who has gone Insolvent. Source - Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1844
Ralph Croft 21 (single man 4) Carpenter Prot both Westmorland, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Ralph Croft farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Croft arrived 12 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Richard and Leah Crofts arrived 14 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 13th Scout, source local newspapers
Samuel Croft 39 hus (family 5) Labourer RC both Belfast came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Croft 38 wife of Samuel (family 5) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Samuel Croft 11, James Croft 9, Henry Croft 5 and Harriet Croft 3 dau of Samuel (family 5) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Samuel Croft, Shop Little Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Samuel Croft a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Samuel Croft peruquier & c Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr T Croft Departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Mrs Croft Departed from Launceston on 15 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
Thomas Croft witness to wedding 2 Oct 1839 John Stone to Martha Carey at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Thomas Croft and Elizabeth baptised John 1840, William 1841, Albion Charles 1843, Joseph Woolley 1846
Thomas Croft, Sexton The Port Phillip Herald Tue 26 Sep 1843 New Insolvents list
Thomas Crofts News new Insolvents source PPH 20 Oct 1843
Thomas Crofts, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 20 Oct 1843 list liabilities 68 pounds, Assets 62, deficiency near 6 pounds
Thomas Croft, in jury to hear a Criminal case. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Thomas Croft, Undertaker Melbourne granted Insolvency Certificate 19 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Thomas Croft crown prosecutor William street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Croft 18 son of Samuel (single man 5) Labourer RC both Belfast came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
William Croft Crew AB arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park

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