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Ambrose Curtis 27 hus (family 9) Blacksmith Prot both Somerset, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Anna Curtis 28 wife of Ambrose (family 9) Dressmaker Prot both Somerset, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
from 'Somerset Years', Ambrose Curtis born c1814, wed 30 Mar 1834 to Ann Crew at St Peters Church, Camerton
Ambrose Curtis house Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Ambrose Curtis, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Ambrose Curtis blacksmith North street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Ambrose Curtis c1812 - 1884 #13845, aged 72, son of Hannah Williams and Edward Curtis, died at Richmond.
Emily Curtis wed Arthur Sergeantson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Miss Emily Curtis in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Emily Curtis, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
George Curtis List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Cuttriss Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Jacob Jacobs Curtis, 27 both was Cattle dealer, trained as Taylor married Felony 10 years convicted 23 Feb 1843 at Southampton received 20 Mar 1843 Southampton became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and went to Melbourne - List a035 and a62
John Curtis List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Curtis schoolmaster River Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
John Curtis settler Tongeo Mingee Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
J Curtis Reporter P. P. Patriot Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Curtis 18, single woman, from Wexford, Ireland, came 1840 on the Andromache
Mary Curtis, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Mary Curtis Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Mary Ann Curtis, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Mary Claire Curtis wed William Atkins in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Michael Curtis 29 (single man 8) Labourer Prot both Wicklaw, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Michael Curtis 26 hus (family 6) Labourer RC both Kings Co, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Sarah Curtis 24 wife of Michael (family 6) House maid RC both Kings Co, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Curtis 2 dau of Michael (family 6) RC neither Kings Co, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Michael Curtis, and Sarah Molloy baptised female Catherine at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #254
Michael Curtis and Sarah Molloy baptised Elizabeth 1843, Sarah 1844, James 1845, Bridget 1846
Michael Curtis List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Curtis arrived 19 Apr 1842 from Hobart on the Agenoria source Port Phillip Herald Fri 22nd April 1842
Sally Curtis, and Michael Curtis, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Richard Curtis and Esther Curtis baptised Anne 1843 died
Richard Curtis wed Margaret Ryan in 1845 at Church of England baptised Elizabeth 1846
Richard Curtis shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Sally Curtis List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Dr Samuel Curtis Surg Supt Staff 2 arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Dr Curtis surgeon superintendent arrived 15 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from London 29 Nov and Cork 4 Jan on the Sea Queen, source local newspapers
Dr Curtis cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 16 June from Melbourne for India via Sydney arrived 21 June Abercombie, source local newspapers
Thomas Curtis 37 hus (Steerage 1) To Sydney, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
M Anne Curtis 29 wife of Thomas (Steerage 2) To Sydney, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Robt Curtis 16 son of Thomas (Steerage 4) To Sydney, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Margaret Curtis dau of Thomas (Steerage 3) To Sydney, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache in a group of 30 steerage passengers.
From on Thursday, 30 October, 2008
Thomas Curtis and his family were from Timsbury in Hampshire. Mary Ann Pragnell was his second wife and Thomas married her in Michelmersh, Hampshire in 1834 after his first wife Fanny Leach died. Robert was a son from his first marriage to Fanny. The Curtis family settled in the Cooks River area to the south of Sydney, raising another 5 children there.
Thomas Curtis wed Sarah Warren in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Curtis and Sarah baptised Eleanor at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Wtown 1842 #12736
and baptised Henry 1843, Catherine 1847
Thomas Curtis of Williamstown signed his name as a witness for Sarah Lawson when she wed 2 Jan 1844 to William Potter
Thankyou to Carey Potter who wrote on Wed, 22 May 2013, see Potter notes.
Thomas Curtis, and Ellen Tracy baptised male Michael at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #323
Thomas Curtis mariner off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Curtis Convict came 1833 on the Aurora assigned to Mr Francis Mowitt (S)
William Curtis 27 hus (family 10) Carpenter Prot both Cornwall, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Maria Curtis 27 wife of William (family 10) Housemaid reads Cornwall, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Curtis 4 andElizabeth Curtis 2 dau of William (family 10) Cornwall, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
William Curtis and Maria baptised Alfred 1844, William Henry 1844, Anne Maria 1847
Mr Wm Curtis cleared on 1 Nov 1844 from Melbourne for Geelong and sailed on 6 Nov for Hobart David, source local newspapers
Sally Curveen, wed John Reily 1842 #255 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Sally Curveen wed 9 May 1842 to John Reily witnesses James Cassidy, Timothy Sucife and Mary Paterson 1842 #255 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong by Rev Michael Stephens
Roger Cusac 27 hus (family 9) Gardener RC both Co Clare, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Cusac 21 wife of Roger (family 9) House servant RC reads Co Clare, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Roger Cusack, and Mary Mccormack baptised female Margaret at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #348
Roger Cusack and Mary Mccormack baptised Mary 1848
Roger Cusack gardener of Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Cusack, and Mary Hogan baptised sons Thomas and Patrick at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #66 and 1842 #67
Michael Cusack and Mary Hogan baptised William 1847
Ann Cusack born 10 June 1855 at Ovens St, Wangaratta to Michael Cusack aged 47, born in Tipperary, Ireland and now an Auctioneer, and Mary Hogan aged 34, also born in Tipperary Ireland, Ann has 9 living silbings and one dead.
Mrs Cusack left Sydney 30 Dec 1840 and was Shipwrecked 2 Jan 1841 on the Clonmel
James Cuser wed Margaret Devan in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne baptised Sarah 1841, Bridget 1846 died
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Cuser labourer Batman's Swamp, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Cushen House Little Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Edward Cushin List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Peter Cushion Portland Bay District licensed to strip bark from 1-31 Aug 1843
Sarah Cushion, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Sarah Ann Cushing wed Abraham Cooke in 1845 at Church of England
Edward Cushen, House Little Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Edward Cushion - Cushion and Elizabeth baptised Esther Louisa Jane 1843
Edward Cushion carter Little Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Cust - Cuske and Margaret baptised Robert 1845, Margaret died 1847
Thomas Cusley and Eleanor Tracey baptised Bartholomew 1844
Mary Cupel / Cussel 20 (single woman 10) Dairy maid, RC both, Newmarket Cork, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Bryan Cussern - Cussan Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Anna Cussen witness to wedding 4 Jul 1838 of Charles Howard by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Ann Cushion, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
Sarah Cushion, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Joseph Cussan wed Mary Tobin in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Joseph Cussens, and Mary Tobin baptised male George at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #126
Joseph Cussan carter Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Cussen arrived 20 June 1840 from London on the Eagle
Patrick Edward Cussen arrived in 1836, formerly a Sydney military surgeon,
Mr P Cusson Esq assistant surgeon and Lady sailed from Sydney on Tues 13 Sept 1837 for Port Phillip on the James Watt
Patrick Edward Cussen witness to wedding 4 Jul 1838 of Charles Howard by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
P Cussen, subscribed 5/5/- 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
Dr Cussen, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Patrick Cussen MD Colonial Assistant Surgeon Market-square Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr P Cussen Assessors Gipps Ward Municipal appointments before elections can be held - source Port Phillip Herald Tue 30th August 1842
P Cussen Esq., Melbourne Municiple Corporation Advertising, temporary appointment as Assessor for Gipps Ward source Melbourne Times - Sat 3 Sep 1842, page 3
Patrick Cussen has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
Patrick Cussen MD on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Patrick Edward Cussen house Swanson St 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
Patrick Edward Cussen House Swanston St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
PE Cussen freehold Lonsdale St also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Patrick Edward Cussen, House Swanson St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Patrick Cussen 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Patrick Cussin MD at Port Phillip Immigration Board of Inspection Sea Queen
Patrick Cussen, MD Melbourne has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
Patrick Cusack was robbed by John Robinson, case before second jury for Sat 17 May - Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
Patrick, M.D. Cussen - Cussan Directory 1847 Gaol Medical Attendant Melbourne Page 49 Doctors 1 Feb 1847.
Patrick Cussen Colonial Surgeon Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Cust 24 (single man 10) Labourer Prot Both Antrim, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Cust wed Margaret Mccullough in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Cust and Margaret baptised Margaret died 1845 infant, Robert 1845 died, Margaret 1847
Benjamin Cuswen arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 25 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 29 Apr 1845
Joseph Cusworth 20 (single man 11) Shepherd, Prot both, Chatham, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Joseph Cusworth, male wed Anne Close 1842 #4583 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Joseph Cusworth Shop Swanston St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Joseph Cusworth News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
Joseph Cusworth, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Cusworth see Parker & Cusworth in a partnership settlers Murray District, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr James Cuthbert cabin passenger arrived 8 Nov 1840 from Greenoch on the Perfect
James Cuthbert Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
James Cuthbert List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Cuthbert cleared 18 July 1844 and sailed 22 July from Melbourne Sea Queen, source local newspapers
Jane Cuthbert 27 (single woman 1) House servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Jane Cuthbert 19 (single woman 11) House maid Prot both Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Jane Cuthbert wed Abraham Kershaw in 1844 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Lucy Cuthbert 20 (single woman 8) Housemaid RC both Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mr Cuthbert arrived 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
Mr Cuthbert arrived at Port Phillip 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock 20 Sep on the Robert Benn source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 28st Jan 1842
Mr Cuthbert Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 June 1843 for Western Port Alpha
Robert Cuthbert 24 hus (family 5) Labourer, Prot both, Co Covan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Rebecca Cuthbert 17 wife of Robert (family 5) Nurse, Prot both, Dublin, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Robert Cuthbert and Rebecca baptised David 1841
Mr Robert Cuthbert Cabin arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn
Mr T Cuthbert arrived 5 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney 29 Mar and Twofold Bay on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
William Cuthbert Little Flinders St Edinburgh Castle' refused annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
William Cuthbert Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Cuthbert and Gardiner Partnership Moonee Moonee Ponds Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Cuthbert & Gardiner in a partnership squatters Wetaway Station Two Rivers, Source - 1847 Directory
John Cuthbertson, 19 both was Labourer, trained as Carpenter single Housebreaking 7 years convicted 27 April 1843 at Glasgow received 10 June 1843 Glasgow became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by William Roadknight Geelong - List a036 and b59
Mr Cuthbertson departed 20 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes
Agnes Cuthell wed Thomas Middleton Watson in 1841 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Thomas Cutler and Cath Monks baptised Elizabeth 1847
Mathew Culley / Cutley 26 hus his pannihin was stolen (family 5) Shoemaker Prot both Belfast, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Ann Cutley 28 wife of Mathew (family 5) Housekeeper Prot both Lancashire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Sarah Cutley 4 Died 7 Nov 40 (family 5) Prot Lancashire, on the Georgiana
John Cutley 2 and Elizabeth Cutley 0 dau of Mathew (family 5) Prot Lancashire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mr Cay, Arrival 13 Feb 1842, from London on the Sultan
John Cuy, male wed Harriet Burner 1842 #4568 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Cuy and Harriet Burner baptised Henry Savill 1843

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