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Eliza Davis, 18 single woman House maid Prot both London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Emma Davis 23 (single woman 15) Housemaid RC both London, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Emma Davis wed Edward Read in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised William Davis 1843
Esther Davis, died R 4 female Melbourne 1842 #3710 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr F Davies cleared out from Port Phillip 7 Dec 1843 for Portland Sally Ann
George Davis 25 (single man 13) Farm Servant Prot both Lancaster, came 17 July 1841 on the England
George Davis 19 hus (family 10) Labourer Prot both Wiltshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Esther Davis 20 wife of George (family 10) House Keeper, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Esther Davis, died 19 female Newtown 1842 #3716 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Davis, arrived 22 July 1842 from Leith on the Jane Christie
Mr G Davis Arrived 18 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney 12 Jan via George Town, Sea Horse
George Davis in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
George Davis cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
George Davis, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
George Davy / Davie 24 hus of Sarah Ann (family 10) Labourer Prot neither Suffolk, employed by John Hodgson Melbourne arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Sarah Anne Davy / Davie 25 wife of George (family 10) Prot reads Suffolk arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
George Davis and Ellen Crawford baptised Catherine 1846, Ellen 1846
Henry Davis, Mrs Ann Davis came 2 Oct 1839 by coastal ship Brazil Packet
with children Catherine, Eliza, Henry, Louisa and Phillip
Henry Deeves/Davis, 2 n, Cabin passenger, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Henry Davis Auctioneer Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Harry Davis, died 29 male Portland 1842 #34096 Presbyterian Portland
Henry Davis, of Melbourne, from Insolvencies, dated 21-Feb and 21-Feb 1842
Henry Davis Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Henry Davis Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Henry Davis, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Henry Davis settler Mount Eliza Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Davis Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Henry Davis List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Henry Davis Post Office 3 Feb 1847 Letter at Post-office unclaimed
Hewson Davis wed Ann Walsh in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Davis cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 18 June from Melbourne for London and Leith Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr H Davis late of the ship Wallace Rescued are left Hobson's Bay on 18 June and encountered boisterous conditions. Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Davis wrecked at Flinders Island. Shipwreck , source local newspapers
Isaac Davis wed Mary Bishop Castle in 1845 at Church of England baptised Charles 1847 and Emily 1848 and 5 more before Isaav died 1862
Isaac Davis farmer Pascoeville Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Isabella Davis 16 (single woman 11) Housemaid Prot reads Buckinghamshire, employed by Henry Barrow arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park and Left with her sister Anne Davis aged 23,
Isabella Davis wed Thomas Thompson in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Jackson Davis 25 hus (family 7 ) Labourer Prot neither Fremanaugh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Mary Davis 27 wife of Jackson (family 7 ) Fremanaugh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Ellen Davis 1 dau of Jackson (family 7 ) Fremanaugh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
James Davis 19 (single man 9) Farmer Prot neither England, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
James Davis 21 (single man 17) Labourer Prot both, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Davis 22 hus Cooper is wrong trade (disallowed 5) Cooper Prot both Bristol, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Hanah Davis 23 wife of James (disallowed 6) House Servant, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Catherine Davis 10 months dau of James (disallowed 7) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
James Davis and Hannah baptised James 1847
James Davies Honeysuckle-creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Davis, Intermediate arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
James Davies in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
James Davies arrived at Port Phillip 27 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 16 Nov and Launceston on 22 Nov Corsair
Mr James Davis Cabin arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
James Davy, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James Davies settler Honeysuckle Creek Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Davis wed John Howarth in 1846 at Church of England Christ Church, Geelong
Job Davis wed Emma Hall in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Davies Convict came on the Florentia 14 Aug 1827. Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 14 years, on 14 Apr 1843 'Free in Portland', in Portland Police Station records
John Davis Convict came on the Parmelia (s) assigned to Stockade
John Davis convict came on the Parmelia 1 Certificates of Freedom are in Melbourne Police Office for collection, 2 Feb 1844 - source Port Phillip Herald
John Davis - convict came on the Hive 1834, has not called for his ticket has Ticket of Freedom, Ticket of Leave. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 99, 7 Jun 1843
John Davis Convict came on the Hive 15 Jan 1834. Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years, on 8 Aug 1845 'Free in Portland', in Portland Police Station records
John Davies sailed 7 Sep 1837 from Hobart for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
John Davis Convict came 1837 on the Mangles assigned to Murchison & Mackenzie
John Davis Departed from Hobart on 23 May 1838 for Port Phillipon the Yarra Yarra
John Davis 28 (single man 9) Sawyer RC both Somerset, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
John Davies innkeeper “Imperial Hotel” Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Davis, 29 single man Labourer RC, both Queens Co, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
John Davis, Steerage arrived 2 May 1842 from Liverpool on the Hopkinson
John Davies, died 19 male Goulburn 1842 #3764 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Davis, Sponsor of Elizabeth May dau of Richard Usher Baptised on 20 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
John Davis, accused of stealng a mare - not guilty Source - "Geelong Advertiser" 21 Feb 1842
John Davis arrived at Port Phillip 27 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 16 Nov and Launceston on 22 Nov Corsair
John Davies House King St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
John Davis, licensed to cut timber Murray District. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 Sept 1844
John Davis, 33 both was Turner, trained as Turner Widower crime - Stealing chattels 7 years convicted 3 March 1843, at Birmingham, received 21 Mar 1843, at Warwick, 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 a038 and a63)
John Davis, Licensed to cut timber at Gipps Land District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Davies, House King St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at John Brettargh, 'St John's Tavern
John Davis aged 33 came Mar 1845 with 189 on the Sir George Seymour
John Davis aged 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Davis aged 26 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Davies - Davis and Elizabeth Ellis baptised George John 1846
John Davis To Depasture Stock. Gippsland Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Joseph Davis, 26 single man Labourer Prot both Roamsea arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Joseph Davis, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Joseph Davies, Licensed to depasture stock at Gipps Land District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Joseph Davis wed Ann Regan in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Emu Flat Directory 1847 Gipps Land 1844 Alberton Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Joseph Davis settler Emu Flat Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Davis Departed from Hobart on 21 May 1839 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Mr J Davis at Melbourne arrived 19 Feb 1841, from Adelaide on the Agnes and Elizabeth
J Davies, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Mr J Davis Arrived at Port Phillip 25 March 1843 from Greenock 10 Nov 1842, Rebecca and going Steerage to Sydney
Mr J Davis sailed from Portland 25 Nov 1843 arrived at Hobart 2 Dec Davidsons
J.W. Davis Alberton, Source - 1847 Directory
Lewis Davis and Ellen Okeefe baptised Lewis 1844
Lewis Davis wed Rosa Lazarus in 1845 at Hebrew baptised Moses 1846
Lewis Davis general dealer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr L Davis arrived 8 May 1844 at Launceston from Portland on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Margaret Davis, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Martha Davies, female wed Francis Clark 1842 #4603 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Martha Davis arrived 22 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from London on 18 May and Cork 1 June Abberton, source local newspapers
Martha Davis 26 servant during voyage (single woman 04) servant to Medley family Prot reads Bucks on the point of her accouchment servant of Mr Medley arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Martha Davis wed William Nicholas in 1845 at Presbyterian
Mary Davis 18 (single woman 19) Housemaid, RC neither, Balborough, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Mary Davis 21, (single woman 11) House servant, RC both Dublin, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Mary Davis, died 23 female Melbourne 1842 #38350 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Davis, 17 single woman Dairy maid Prot, neither Tipperary, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Mary Davis, female wed William Wilson 1842 #4567 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Maryann Davis 18 (Single woman 15) Nurse RC reads Clare, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
MaryAnn Davis wed George Mcintosh in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne Melorine died 1847 infant aged 2 at Barrabool
Mary Ann Davies, 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
Michael Davis wed Mary Ann Watkins in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
baptised Elizabeth 1846, Charles Edward 1847
Michael Davis clothier Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael J Davies publican Shakespeare Hotel Collins st., Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Davies Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Davies and wife Departed from Sydney on 6 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mrs Davis and child sailed from Sydney on Tues 13 Sept 1837 and Arrived at Launceston 21 Sep 1837 from Port Phillip the steamer on the James Watt
Mr Davis Arrived at Sydney 5 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip on the Kate
Mr Davis, in Oct 1839 employed Eliza Armstrong aged 21, House servant, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Davis Arrived 21-Mar 1840 from Launceston on 15 Mar, on the Paul Pry
Mr Davis arrived 8-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 2 April via Geelong on the Charlotte
Mr Davies arrived 13-Jun 1840 from Sydney on 6 June on the Cumberland
Mr Davies arrived 17 Nov 1840 on 7 Nov on the Gem
Mr Davis departed 21 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Davies departed 22 Feb 1841 from launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr and Mrs Davis departed Sydney 22 Mar 1841 for Port Phillip on the Sophia Pate
Mr and Mrs Davies with Elizabeth, Catherine, Phillip Davies arrived 12 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 17 May 1841

Mr Davis arrived late 14 June 1841 at Port Phillip from Hobart, Adelaide
Mr Davies arrived 29 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Anne
Mrs Davis (Cabin 1) Cabin, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Mr and Mrs Davis, and child, Intermediate arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mrs Davis, Steerage arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwright
Mr Davies, Steerage arrived 22 Jan 1843 on the Statesman

Mr and Mrs Davies arrived 12 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launcston on 7 June Tamar, source local newspapers

Mr and Mrs Davies sailed from Launceston 15 June 1844 for Port Phillip Scout, source local newspapers

Mr and Mrs Davis arrived 15 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston sailed 8 June Henry, source local newspapers

Miss Davies arrived 26 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 22 Nov on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Davies Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Mr Davis arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse
Mr Davis Arrived at Port Phillip 16 March 1843 from Sydney on 3 March, Union
Mr Davis Cleared out from Port Phillip 5 April 1843 for Sydney arrived 17 Apr Rebecca
Mr and Mrs Davies cleared out from Port Phillip 20 Sept 1843 for Sydney Lord Keane
Mr Davis, left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London 1843 on the Dublin
Mr Davis Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Mr Davis arrived at Port Phillip 1 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 24 Oct Shamrock
Mr Davis arrived at Port Phillip 24 Dec 1843 from Portland Sally Ann
Patrick Davis, 27 single man Labourer RC both Galway came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Peter Davis general store Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Peter Davis, and Matilda Sarah baptised Anne 1841, and Peter Stevenson at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12812
Peter Davis and Matilda Sarah baptised George Washington 1845, Matilda 1847
Peter Davis house Collins St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Peter Davis, Shop Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Peter Davis, jury called for criminal cases. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
Peter Davis in LaTrobe Ward lost with 59 votes Municiple Elections held to select councillors for the next 3 years News 3 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Peter Davis did not answer when called upon for duty as Special Constable, by His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
P Davis auctioneer Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Peter Davis auctioneer Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Ralph Davis wed Anne Campbell in 1845 at Presbyterian Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Rebecca Davis 19 (single woman 13) Dressmaker Prot both Portsmouth, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Richard Davis 25 hus Employed during voyage (family 13) Labourer Prot both Trentypool?, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Eliza Davis 25 wife of Richard (family 13) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
George Davis 4 son of Richard (family 13) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Elizabeth Davis 9 months dau of Richard (disallowed 13) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Richard Davis and Elizabeth baptised Elizabeth 1844, George 1844, Sarah 1844,
Richard Davis List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Richard Davies, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Robt Davis 38 hus (family 14) Labourer Prot Both Leith, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Maria Davis 32 wife of Robert (family 14) Labourer Prot Both Leith, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Thomas Davis 13, Mary Davis 9 and Ann Davis 6 dau of Robert (family 14) Leith, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Eliza Davis 5 weeks dau of Robert Born on board (family 14) came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Robert Davis and Maria baptised Maria 1843, Robert 1843, Martha 1846, James Robert 1847
Robert Davis in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Robert Davies List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Davis and Ellen Toole baptised Robert 1846 labourer off Bourke lane Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Robert Davis farrier Wright's lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Davis labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Rev RR Davies departed 23 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Rev RR Davis arrived 30 Aug 1841 at Port Phillip from Launceston on 26 Aug, Tamar
Rev Mr Davis arrived 14 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 20 Sep 1841

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