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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Honora Cunty 19 (single woman 13) House servant RC neither Limerick arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Dr D Curdie Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia,
Dr Curdy Arrived at Sydney on 12 Oct 1839 from Leith on 17 Apr and Port Phillip 7 Oct on the Pyramus
Dr Curdie arrived 5-Dec 1840 from Sydney 1 Dec on the Clonmel
Daniel Curdie Portland Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
Daniel Curdie, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
Daniel Curdie, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Daniel Curdie, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Dr Curdie attended on 1 July 1846 a meeting of Geelong Immigration Society to discuss need to increase immigration of servants, especially shearers, and to put an advertisement in the Hobart Town and Launceston newspapers.
Daniel Curdie Doctors Feb 1 1847 Port Fairy M.&, Port Fairy Page 49 Doctors 1 Feb 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Saturday 29 July 1916 reports the death on 28 July of James Purves Cook Curdie, eldest son of the late Dr D Curdie of Camperdown
Charles Cureton 20 (single man 5) Butcher, Prot both, Overhampton, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Charles Curiton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Mr Curl Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock and Port Phillip 9 Dec on the Palmyra
Mr RM Curle arrived 6 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Alberton in ballast Lucy, source local newspapers
Thomas Curle Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Curle see Gibson & Curle in a partnership wine & spirit merchants Marrabool st, Source - 1847 Directory
From Curlewis family bulletin, George Campbell Curlewis arrived in Sydney on the "Hope", in 1824
In September 1835, George married Matilda Martha Bernie Hall, daughter of Edward Smith Hall who, in 1829, as editor of the Monitor newspaper and outspoken critic of the administration of Governor Darling, has so upset that gentleman as to be forced to spend some time in gaol for his efforts.
Matilda M B and George C Curlewis baptised George E 1837, Alfred Claribeaux 1843 and Frederick C 1843, possibly born in Sydney
Mr Curlewis arrived 8-Aug 1840 from Sydney on 19 July on the Mandane
Mr Curlewis departed 17 Sep 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Mr Curlewis cleared out 16 Apr 1842 for Sydney on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Tue 19th April 1842
George Curlewis and Matilda baptised Edgar 1847
George Campbell Curlewis died 1847 Male aged 44 at Richmond,
4 Convicts assigned to him are William Higginson came 1836 on the Moffat, William Clutterbuck came on the Surry, James Wargraves came 1836 on the Moffat, Frankon Lalor came 1833 on the Java
George Campbell Curlewis settler Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Those interested in the more recent history of the family, and those whose reading as children included a fair diet of the respective works of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce, may like to look in their local bookshop or library for the recently released books Seven little billabongs: the world of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce by Brenda Niall (Melbourne University Press) . Ethel Turner was, or course, the wife of Judge Herbert Raine Curlewis, born 1869 at Paddington Sydney, son of Frederick Charles Curlewis wed 1868 to Georgiana Sophia OBrien - he was son of Mathilda and George C Curlewis who died 1847 aged 44.
Mr Curlewis departed 17 Sep 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr Curlwis arrived 5 Apr 1842 from Sydney for Launceston sailed 27 Mar on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Fri 8th April 1842
Septimus Lord Curlewis aged 20 & Sarah Isabella Curlewis aged 16 were the Master and Miss Cur1ewis (first names or initials given) listed in the Sydney Gazette March 3,1828,n.2) as having arrived on the brig " Courier" on March 1, 1828
Septimus Lord Curlewis and Maria Anne Collins baptiased Maria Ann Stevens Curlewis 1846 #15033 at Church of England, St James, Melbourne
Maria A and Septimus L Curlewis baptised Francis S 1843 and Helen P J 1844, possibly born in Sydney
Septimus Lord Curlewis 1812 - 1878 #9567 aged 66, son of Margaret Skelton and Stephen Lupton Curlewis
Mr SL Curlewis Arrived 14 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney on 5 Jan Coquette
Mr SL Curlewis Cleared out 26 Jan 1843 and sailed from Port Phillip 2 Feb 1843 arrived Sydney 1 March having left Port Arthur 25 Feb Coquette
See the Curlewis Bulletin by Monash History Dept, for notes on the first generation in Australia
Walter Curlewis, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Curlewis & Campbell in a partnership settler Strathbogie Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Richard Curley List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Curley 24 (single man 7) Labourer RC both Roscommon, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Thomas Curley, and Ellen Tracey baptised male Michael at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36517
Thomas Curley farmer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
John Curling departing 11 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay and Port Fairy, on the Fox
Rebecca Curney 19 (single woman 05) House servant Prot both Belfast arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
See Carr and Curr

Edward Curr on 20 Jan 1843 in list of supporters for Edward Curr as representative in Council of New South Wales 12 Jan 1843 - Acceptance signed by Edward Curr
Edward Curr freehold one suburban and one cultivation allotment near Portland Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
Edward Curr freehold Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Edward Curr freehold one suburban and 1 cultivation also has vote in another Ward Electors in District of Port Phillip sourcePPH, 6 June 1843
Edward Curr freehold St Helliers, Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Edward Curr landed proprietor St Heliers Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Ann Corran / Curran 18 (single woman 11) Nursemaid RC reads Antrim, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Ann Curran 16 (single woman 16) Housemaid RC both Cork, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Ann Curran, female wed Nathaniel Culley 1842 #4514 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Anne Curran wed William Coghill in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Dennis Currie departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the steamer 'Seahorse' 22 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb 1843
Denis or Ann Curran, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Denis Curran, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Ellen Curran 15 (single woman 4) Nursemaid RC reads Clare, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Ellen Curran wed Thomas Johnston in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mr E Curran arrived 14 Mar 1842 from Sydney on the Eagle source Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th March 1842
James Curran 39 hus (family 4) Labourer RC both Clare, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Catherine Curran 38 wife of James (family 4) Labourer RC, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
James Curran aged 39 and Catherine 38, came with Thomas 20, Mary 17, Ellen 15
James Curran, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
John Curran 25 hus (family 8) Labourer RC both Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Catherine Curran 22 wife of John (family 8) Dairymaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
John Curran, and Catherine Murphy baptised female Elizabeth at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #225
John Curran and Catherine Murphy baptised Mary Ann 1843, Richard 1845, William 1847 Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Currin 28 husband of Catherine (family 11) Stone mason Prot Newry, Armagh Forwarded to Geelong, arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Catherine Currin 30 wife of John (family 11) Prot Newry, Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
William Currin 3 and John Currin 14 months son of John (family 11) Prot Newry, Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
John Currin - Curran and Catherine Goliher baptised Daniel 1845, James 1847
John Curran, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
John Curren, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Curren town herdsman off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Curran arrived 14 Mar 1842 from Sydney on the Eagle source Port Phillip Herald Tue 15th March 1842
Mr J Curran Departed from Launceston on 1 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Lawrence Curran 20 (single man 8) Labourer Prot both Cork, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Curran 17 (single woman 2) Nursemaid RC neither Clare, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mary Curran 19 (single woman 14) Housemaid RC both Cork, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mary Curren/Curran, female wed Robert Robinson 1842 #35486 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Curran wed John Vidler in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mr Curran and Mrs Curran Departed from Sydney 15 Oct 1837 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Lady Wellington
Mr Curran cleared out 30 Aug 1842 for Hobart on the Truganina source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd September 1842
Patrick Curon/Curran 28 (7 single man) Labourer RC both Pebles, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Patrick Curran aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Salby Curreen, female wed John Reily 1842 #35461 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Susan Curran 28 (Single woman 14) Dairymaid RC reads Tyrone, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Susan Curran wed John Lawrence in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Curran arrived 15-Jan 1840 from Launceston 11 Jan on the Wallaby Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Jan 1840
Thomas Curran 20 (single man 2) Farm servant RC Co Clare, came 27 Aug 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Thomas Curran wed Eliza Young in 1845 at Church of England
William Curren 23 (Single man 19) Labourer RC both Surrey arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Thetis source Bounty Immigrants
Curren & Nicholas in a partnership squatters Cordinia Rivulet Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Emma Currant 18 (single woman 6) House maid RC reads London, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Catherine Carray / Curry 21 (single woman 9) Dairy maid RC both Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Dennis Currie arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse
Eliza Curry arrival on 30 April on the Sir John Franklin source Launceston Examiner 7 May 1842
George Curry - Currie and Mary Hays baptised George 1845, Elizabeth 1846
Hugh Currie wed Catherine Gall in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised William Gilbert Curry 1844, Cathrine Currie 1845
Family tradition - Hugh Currie was crew on "Robert Benn" when he became besotted with Catherine and jumped ship. They had 12 chn, last Irving Currie 1873.
James Curry - Currie died 1846 Male aged 17 at Melbourne
James Curry - Currie died 1846 Male aged 47 at Melbourne
James Currie 38 hus (family 6) Labourer Prot both Refrew came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Rebecca Currie 34 wife of James (family 6) Servant came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Margt Currie 14, William Currie 10, Daniel Currie 6 and Rebecca Currie 5 months dau of James (family 6) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
James Currie and Rebecca baptised Elizabeth Hender 1843
James Curey, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
John Currie 31 hus (family 33) Agriculturist, Prot, both, Norfolk, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Mary Currie 24 wife of John (family 33) Dairymaid, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Sarah Currie 2 dau of John (family 33) not Bounty, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
John Curry - Currie and Mary baptised William 1841, Richard 1843, Lydia 1846
John Curry / Curray 22 (single man 6) ? Prot both Salkirkshire, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
John Curry, appointed sergeant of police for the town and district of Melbourne. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 May 1844
John Curry 26 hus (family 6) Labourer Prot both Kilcardineshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Margaret Curry 27 wife of John (family 6) Dary Maid Prot reads Kilcardineshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
John Curray 22 (6 single man) ? Prot both Salkirkshire, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
John Curry, appointed sergeant of police for the town and district of Melbourne. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 May 1844
Mr JL Curree Cleared out from Port Phillip 10 April 1843 for New Zealand Bolina
Mr JL Curry Arrived at Port Phillip 25 July 1843 from Sydney on 16 July Perseverance
Mr Currie cleared out 12 Mar 1842 for Sydney arrived 26 Mar on the Regia source Port Phillip Herald
Mr Curry source AS - sailed from Port Albert 11 July 1843 arrived Sydney 15 July Portenia
Patrick Curry Sponsor of John Alexander son of Thomas Kirk 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
Sarah Curray 22 (single woman 08) RC neither CoTyrone arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
Thomas Creery / Curry 28 (single man 8) Labourer Prot both Derry came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Captain William Currie - (Staff 1) came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
William Currie and Mary baptised Mary Ann 1845, Helen 1847 Owned Property Malop St Geelong - House & Land
Vincent Currier - Surg Supt came 17 Jul 1841 with 258 on the Royal Saxon
Mr Curswell ( Steerage) arrived 17 May 1841 from Adelaide, on the Edina
Bridget Curten 19 (single woman 9) Housemaid, Prot reads, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Bridget Curten wed Edward Fitzsimmons in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr D Curtain arrived at Port Phillip 22 Oct 1843 from Hobart Lillias
James Curtain arrived 26-Jan 1840 from George Town 24 Jan on the Wallaby Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Jan 1840
John Curtain grocer Little Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Curtin, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has unclaimed dividends. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
Mary Curtain 23 (single woman 06) Housekeeper RC Neither Tipperary arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Regulus source Bounty Immigrants
Mary Curtin wed William Dwyer in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Michael Curtain 21 hus (family 7) Farm servant, RC neither, Yonghal, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Sarah Curtain 24 wife of Michael (family 7) Housemaid, RC neither, Yonghal, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Micheal Curtain and Sarah Millar 24 baptised John 1840, Patrick 1843, Anna 1846 died, Mary 1847
Michael Curtain freehold Collins Lane and between Collins Land and Bourke St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Curtain died 1847 Male child aged 6 at Melbourne
Patrick Curtin 28 hus of Johanna (Family 08) Farm labourer RC both Limerick arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Johanna Curtin 26 wife of Patrick (Family 08) Housemaid RC both Limerick arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Martin Luther source Bounty Immigrants
Patrick Curtin, Portland Bay District depasturing license for Aug 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Patrick Curtain, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Patrick Curtain wed Annie Casey in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne

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