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John Dart Convict assigned to W Lithgow Esq.
Martha Dartnell 15 (single woman 10) Housemaid, RC reads, Cork, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Martha Dartnell, died suddenly on her way into town to seek medical advice verdict of Inquest Died by visitation of God'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
Mr William Dartnell arrived 6 Jan 1840 from Launceston Dec 30 on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Jan 1840
Darnell and Robson Partnership builders North Corio Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Captain Darvall (57th Regt) arrived 28 June 1840 from Adelaide - on the Challenger
Alfred Darwell, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Dascombe came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
John Dascombe wed Bridget Browne in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Dascombe and Bridget baptised John 1847
John Dascombe Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
P Dassey, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Geo Date - Bentruck St, Commercial Inn yes had License before, Name of Surety Thomas Booth Portland, and Walter Birmingham Portland, 1 year from 1 July 1842. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 53, 19 Apr 1842
George Date - Bentruck St, Commercial Inn now also has a Night and Billiards license till 30 June next, Name of Surety Cecil P Cook Percy St. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 20 Apr 1841
George Date - Bentruck St, Commercial Inn, Name of Surety Jonathan Phillips Gawler St. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 20 Apr 1841
George Date - Bentruck St, Commercial Inn, Name of Surety Jonathan Phillips Gawler St, and Lorel Byass Bentruch St, 1 Apr - 30 June 1841. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 3 Feb 1841
George Date - Commercial Inn, Name of Surety George Claridge Portland, and William Bowman Portland, 1 year from 1 July 1843. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 55, 23 Apr 1843
Mr and Mrs Date with 2 chn and servant Cleared out 31 Dec 1842 from Port Phillip for Sydney Glenswilly
Mr Daughtry, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong
Patrick Daughty Convict came c1837 on the Forth assigned to Stockade
William Daughtey in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Daughtry freehold Ashby Village 1 mile from Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
William Daughty, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
William Daughtrie Ashby Village 1 mile from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Daughtry, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Ashby Village 1 mile from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Daughtry and Hannah baptised William 1845
Miss C Dauke, cabin arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Mr Dauke, cabin arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
William Daveling, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Thomas Daveas wed Margaret Jetson in 1839 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Joseph Devenport Esq departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
Joseph Devenport - Devenport Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Joseph Davenport Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Miss Davenport arrived 9 May 1840 from London via Launceston 3 May on the Arab
Mr Devonport arrived 26-Aug 1840 from Launceston on the Lowestoft
Mrs Devenport departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier6 Dec 1841

Mr and Mrs Davenport arrived 11 Jan at Launceston from Port Phillip, in 1841 Tamar
Miss Davenport, leaving for London on 28 Mar 1844 as Cabin passenger on the Aden, source local newspapers
Samuel Davenport and Sarah baptised William Henry 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Bridget Daveran wed Rodger Heffernan in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Martin Davern, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Patrick Davern, wed Catherine Quinlan 1842 #4652 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Daryon 20 (single woman 21) Housemaid RC neither Co Cork, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
George Daves wed Catherine Crawford in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
George Davie 24 hus Labourer Suffolk Prot neither employed by John Hodgson Melbourne arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Sarah Ann Davie 25 wife reads arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
James Davey wed Mary Williamson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised William 1843, James 1846
Letter at Post-office unclaimed
James Davey settler Gardiner's Creek county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
JH Davey, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Michael Davey, and Marian Dunn baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 36338
Mr Davey arrived 20-Nov 1840 from Adelaide on the Jane and Emma
Mr Davy cleared from Port Phillip 24 Feb 1843 for Hobart arrived 7 March Flying Fish
Mr Davey sailed from Port Phillip 26 Feb 1843 for Hobart arrived 7 March Flying Fish
Revd Richard Davey (Cabin 3) arrived 18 Jul 1840 on the Theresa and on Aug 8 departed for Sydney, on the Theresa
Ralph Daver/Davey departed 26 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the on the Paul Pry when Paul Pry was shipwrecked, 11 Sep 1841
William Davey, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 rejected Publicans Licence Sydney Road
Davey see Best and Davey Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Davey & Hamilton in a partnership settlers Junction station Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Maryan Davice, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Agnes Dairdson / Davidson 18 dau of John (single woman 7) Dairymaid Mrs King 12/10/- for 6 months, with rations, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Agnes Davidson wed 30 October 1840 to Hugh Bunten at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Alexander Davidson and Anne Mccallum baptised Margaret 1840
Alexander Davidson, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during second hour, 10-11am
Alexander Davidson has 2 Deeds 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
Alexander Davidson freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Alexander Davidson Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Alex Davidson Major HEIC settler St Heliers subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Alexander Davidson 2 Deeds of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Alexander Davidson, voted 12-1pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Alexander Davidson Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Alexander Davidson Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Alexander Davidson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Alexander Davidson, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Owns 6 acres and 20 perches Bourke lot 12 Deeds 29th April 1847 Acheron River Purchased land , 24th February, 1847
Alexander Davidson Owned Property Merri Merri Creek - Freehold Property
Alexander Davidson settler Acheron River Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander Davidson settler South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Andrew Davidson 22 (single man 10) Labourer Prot both Down, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Andrew Davidson Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Anthony Davidson List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Edward Davidson 29 (single man 09) Carpenter Prot reads Pembrockshire Forwarded to Geelong, arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Edward Davidson wed Mary Gorey in 1845 at Presbyterian
Eliza Davidson 29 (single woman 8) Housemaid Prot both Glasgow, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Helen Davidson wed James Pink in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
Mr H Davidson Departed from Hobart on 11 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Mr H Davidson arrived at Port Phillip 5 Nov 1843 from Western Port Alpha
Henry Davidson 26 (single man 2) Bricklayer Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Henry Davidson wed Mary Wilson in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne baptised James 1845, Elizabeth 1847
Yarra St Geelong - Freehold Property
Henry Davidson storekeeper off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Davidson freehold Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
James Davidson freehold Portland Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Jane Davidson 21 (single woman 10) House Servant Prot reads Down, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Janette Dairdson/Davidson, 17 dau of John, 25 f, Housemaid, came Apr 1840 on the Glen Huntly
Jannett Fullarton Davidson wed John Hatcher in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Dairdson/Davidson, 40 hus, 20 f, Gardiner Mr Rucker Melbourne, 2/2/- per week, no rations, came Apr 1840 on the Glen Huntly
Sarah Dairdson/Davidson, 40 wife of John, 21 f, Housemaid with husband, came Apr 1840 on the Glen Huntly
John Davidson, crofter, and his wife Sarah, née Wallace and six children - Agnes 18, Janette 17, John 15, Robert 12, William 10, Margaret 7, left Scotland in December 1839. In April 1840, when the Davidsons arrived in the barque, Glenhuntly, Hugh Buntine arranged employment for the parents at his dairy farm on Merri Creek.
Sarah Davidson 1791 - 1883 #7747 aged 94 died at Coburg, dau of Agnes Adamson and Robert Wallace
John Dairdson/Davidson, 15 son of John, 22 f, Gardiner Mr Rucker Melbourne, 1/7/- per week, no rations, came Apr 1840 on the Glen Huntly
John Davidson wed Jane Temple in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Sarah 1846.
daughter Sarah Wallace Davidson 1844 - 1874 #9994 aged 30 wed 1861 #1860 to James Hugh Reid, 5 Children
John Davidson and wife Steerage arrived 8 June 1840 from Liverpool on the Majestic
John Davidson 22 (single man 12) Labourer Prot both Labum, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
John Davidson and Eliza baptised Mary Anne 1843
John Davidson Departed Hobart on 19 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip on the Sea Witch
John Davidson List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
J Davidson a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John Davidson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Davidson, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
John Davidson market gardener Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Davidson wed Mary Jane Farr in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Captain J Davidson - (Staff 1 ) came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Mark Davidson List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mark Davidson 26 Mar 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mark Davidson, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Mark Davidson Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Mary Davidson 21 (single woman 9) Housemaid Prot reads Derry, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Mary Anne Davidson, 25 widow Housekeeper, Prot, both Forfarshire, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Alexander Davidson, hus died on the Manlius
Major Davidson and servant from Calcutta via Hobart Town arrived 30 Apr 1843 on the Hooghly with more servants, cattle etc as cargo
Mr Davidson ( Steerage) arrived 18 Dec 1841 on the Mary Hay
Major Davidson and servant arrived at Port Phillip 30 April 1843, from Calcutta via Hobart Hoogly
Mrs Davidson and child Arrived at Port Phillip 18 May 1843 from Sydney 10 May Flying Fish
Mr Davidson cleared out from Port Phillip 18 August 1843 for Launceston arrived 24 Aug Scout
Davidson master arrived at Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 from Sydney Barbara
Major Davidson, foreman in jury for Supreme Court Weds 15 May 1844 to hear a case of murder of one aborigine by another. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
Mr Davidson (Cabin) came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr PF Davidson arrived 16 May 1844 from Launceston on 11 May on the Henry, source local newspapers
Richard Davidson, William Monger's estate owes him 14 pounds wages The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843
Richard Davidson joiner Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
R Davidson, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Robert Davidson 23 hus (family 8) Joiner Prot both Armagh, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Ellen Davidson 32 wife of Robert (family 8) Dressmaker Prot both Armagh, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
William Davidson 3 and Robert Davidson 1 son of Robert (family 8) Prot Armagh, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Robert Davidson, and Ellen baptised William at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12937
Robert Davidson and Ellen baptised George 1844, John 1847,
Ros Davidson came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
Walter Davidson, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
William Davison / Davidson 27 hus (family 10) Labourer Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Charlotte Davidson 25 wife of William (family 10) House servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
William Davison - Davidson and Charlotte baptised Euphemia Jemima John 1844
William Davidson List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Davidson, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mr W Davidson sailed 29 Feb 1840 for Sydney on the Dorset
Davidson and Thomson Partnership Elephant Wyrdley Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Davidson & Thompson in a partnership settlers Hindley Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
Davies and Davis combined, not Deeves

Anne Davis 22 (single woman 14) Housemaid, Prot reads, Dublin, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Ann Davis - Davis wed Michael Carter in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Anne Davis 23 (single woman 12) Housemaid Prot both Buckinghamshire Left with her sister Isabella aged 16, arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Anne Davis 25 servant during voyage (single woman 05), Prot reads Bucks, servant of Mr Medley, arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Ann Davis arrived 22 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from London on 18 May and Cork 1 June Abberton, source local newspapers
Anne Davis wed Thomas Story in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Anne Davis wed William Burns in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Benjamin Davies, 18 single man Labourer Prot, both Cork, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Captain Davies Ship's Master arrived 29-Oct 1840 from Launceston on the Lively
Captain Davies master arrived 26 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Lively
Caroline Davis wed Samuel Talbot in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Catherine Davis - Davis aged 26 came Dec 1839 with 418 on the Westminster
Catherine Davis 26, Servant, on Jan 1840 Disposal list for Westminster not engaged
Catherine Davis wed Isaac Edey in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Catherine Davis arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 12 May 1841 - source Launceston Courier 17 May 1841
Catherine Davitt - Davis wed Caleb Clayton in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Charles Daves and Jane Stone baptised William Francis 1841
Charles Davis wed Maria Williams in 1847 at Presbyterian Portland
Charles Davis butcher Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
CT Davis 20 Painter&Glazier Prot yes Bath, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf Charles Trull Davies - Davis wed Jane Stone in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne who arrived 18 Jul 1840 on the Theresa
Dr Surg Supt Davis - Doctor with wife and 5 chn, Cabin, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
5 chn may include Sarah Davis aged 21, Edward Davis aged 18 and Thomas Davis
Dr Surg Supt - Davis and Lady (Mary) -, baptised Mary Ann 1845
Edward Davis 18 son of Doctor, Cabin, employed by Mr Thomas, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Davis son of Doctor, Cabin, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Dr Davis Melbourne arrived 23 Jan 1841 from Circular Head on the Eagle
Edward Davis 14, House servant, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Dr Davis ( Steerage) cleared 29 March 1841 for London., on the Eagle
David Davies 29 (single man 15) Labourer Prot Reads Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
David Davis, male wed Joannah Ryan 1842 #3925 Presbyterian Portland
David Davis, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
David Davies and Joannah Ryan baptised Mary Jane 1845, Joannah 1847

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