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Samuel Davis 29 hus (family 11) Labourer Prot both Gloucestershire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Mary Ann Davis 32 wife of Samuel (family 11) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Samuel Davis in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Samuel Davis wed Susan Guy in 1844 at Presbyterian Portland
Samuel Davis List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Sarah Davis 21, Single woman 10, Housekeeper Clapham Prot both Servant, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Sarah Davis 21, Servant, employed by F Champion, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Mr SH Davies Sailed from Sydney 22 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip and South Australia on the Regis
Thomas Davies wed 24 Dec 1839 to Margaret Jetson Joseph Debnam and Catherine Clifton at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Thomas Davis arrived 4-Apr 1840 from Hobart on 25 Mar on the Shamrock - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Apr 1840
Thomas Davis - carriage of slabs, $4/0/0. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 19, 20 Dec 1840
Thomas Davies and Mrs Davies arrived 13 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, in 1841 Lively
Thomas Davies arrived 8 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Industry
Thomas Davies departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Industry - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Thomas Davis arrived 24 March 1841 from Launceston on 19 Mar, Industry ,
Thomas Davis 37 hus (family 10) Carpenter Prot both Safford Sth Dougal?, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Eliza Davis 31 wife of Thomas (family 10) House servant Prot both, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Aaron Davis 13 , Thomas Davis 10, Joseph Davis 6, Samuel Davis 2 and Edward Davis 0 son of Thomas (family 10) came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Thomas Davis and Eliza baptised James Thompson 1843, Elizabeth 1845, William 1847,
Thomas Davis aged 13 came Nov 1841 with 322 on the Wallace
Thomas Davies in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Thomas Davis arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 22 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Thomas Davis came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
wed Bridget Hogan in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Davis dealer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Davis messenger Town Council Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
TH Davies, Intermediate arrived 27 Sep 1842 from Liverpool on the Ocean
Thomas Hodgson Davies, 21 both was Raw felt maker, trained as Carpenter single crime - Larceny, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Working for himself (List a037 and b17)
William Davis Arrived at Sydney 19 Feb 1837 from Port Phillip on 13 Jan via Launceston on 7 Feb on the Success
Mr W Davis or WD Close Departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
William Davies 24 (single man 7) Labourer RC neither Wexford, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Wm Daines / Davis 2nd Mate (Staff 4) came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
William Davis M.D. witness to wedding 18 Dec 1839 Richard Forrest to Augusta Maria Julia Saffield at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Davis wed Mary Ann Crowe in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Davies, and Ann Mary baptised Georgiana at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Wtown 1842 # 12898
William Davis, and Ann Mary baptised baptised William Luttenar 1845, Henry Robert 1847,
WH Davis cleared from Port Phillip 13 Feb 1843 for Sydney Statesman
William Davis aged 21 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Davis died 1846 Male aged 42 at Melbourne
William Davis wed Margaret Dunn in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
William Davis aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Davis pianoforte tuner Gov. Road Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
William Davis waterman Cropper place Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Davison 5 Convicts assigned to is George Morris came 1833 on the Lady Feversham is Bernard Nowlan came 1837 on the Hebe is Patrick Gaynor came on the Clyde is James Calvin came 1838 on the William Jardine; is James Adams came 1839 on the William Jardine
Jackson Davison and Mary baptised Mary Jane 1843, James 1846
John Davison 21 hus (family 8) Labourer Prot both Co Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Betty Davison 24 wife of John (family 8) Housemaid both Co Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
John Davison, and Hetty baptised James at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12771
Hetty Davison, died 26 Melbourne 1842 #3702 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Davison, male wed Eliza Stclair 1842 #5b Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
John Davison and Eliza Stclair baptised Ellen Elizabeth 1845
Major Davison 2 Convicts assigned to is Thomas Connor came 1830 on the Clyde is Thomas Wipte (S) came 1837 on the John
May Davison wed Patrick Keating in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr Davison Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock and Port Phillip 9 Dec on the Palmyra
William Davison 27 hus (10 family) Labourer Prot both Edinburgh, came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams
Charlotte Davison 25 wife of William (10 family) House servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams
George Davy woolpacker North street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Davy Passengers Cabin arrived 18 Jul 1840 from London on the Theresa and cleared for Sydney on 8 Aug 1840 the Theresa
George Daw Sailed from Launceston 21 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
Henery Daw, 28 Hus Farm Labourer Prot both Kelford arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Eliza Daw, 24 Wife Servant Prot both Kelford arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Caroline Daw, 3 Prot Kelford arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Directory 1847 butcher Bourke lane
Henry Daw wed 20 May 1838 to Eliza Greening in district of St James Westminster, London, UK
Henry and Eliza Greening christened Robert Joseph 1849 and Emily Frances 1857
Henry may be the one who died 1887 #9079 aged 73, son of Mart Causway and Robert Daw
Caroline Daw wed 1860 to George Waller. She died 1869 #3385 aged 31 leaving 3 sons.
Henry Daw on the jury inquiring into death of Ellen Quirk. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Jul 1845
Henry Dawe, in jury to hear a Criminal case. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Henry Dawe 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
Henry Daw butcher Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Daw arrived 15 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Dauntless
Dr and Mrs Daw sailed from Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 15 Feb Tamar
William Daw, Shop Bourke Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Bourke Ward
Mr W Dawbing Arrived at Hobart on 4 Nov 1838 from Port Phillip on the Hetty
Mrs Dawdle and 3 chn Cleared out from Port Phillip 9 May 1843 for Launceston Henry
Mr J Dawes Arrived at Sydney on 4 May 1839 from Port Phillip on 22 Apr on the Gem
Dr Richard Dawes - Surg Supt (Staff 2) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Dr and Mrs Daw arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 15 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 20 Feb 1843
Ann Dawson Williamstown, employed Rebecca Jane Dakins who arrived 22 Sep 1844 on the Abberton
Bridget Dawson, 26 single woman House servant RC, both Tipperary, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Captain Dawson master Departed from Hobart on 30 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Captain Dawson master Arrived at Launceston on 25 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Captain Dawson master Departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Captain Dawson master Departed from Sydney on 1 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip on the Amelia Thomson
Captain Dawson master Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 12 April 1843 from Portland, Richard Mount
Mr E Dawson and son Cleared out from Port Phillip 23 May 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 June Lady St Kilda
Elizabeth Dawson wed John Blackburn Burton in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Dawson arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
George Dawson Crew drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Henry Dawson Arrived at Port Phillip 28 April 1843 from Launceston on 18 Apr Sally Ann
Mr James Dawson - hus (Cabin 2) Cabin, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mrs Joan Dawson 24 wife of Mr (Cabin 3) Cabin, came 1 May 1840 on the China
James Dawson Bonnytown Yarra Yarra Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Dawson 21 (single man 10) Labourer RC both Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
James Dawson and Joan baptised Isabella Park 1843
James Dawson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
James Dawson, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
James Dawson, Insolvent proprietor of boiling down works, Port Fairy debts 1559 deficiency 685. Source - Melbourne Courier 14 July 1845
James Dawson new Insolvent liabilities 1559 deficiency 685. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
James Dawson, Insolvent no debts proved. Source - Melbourne Courier 1 Aug 1845
James Dawson Insolvency hearing to prove debts. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Sep 1845
James Dawson, Insolvent Granted Insolvency Certificate. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Jane Dawson 19 (single woman 19) Housemaid, Prot both, Monaghan, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Jane Dawson wed Duncan Scott in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
John Dawson arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 22 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
John Dawson shoemaker off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Dawson Sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Captain J Dawson master Departed from Hobart on 11 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Mary Jane Dawson wed George Althorpe in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Michael Davon / Dawson 27 (single man 8) Labourer, RC both, Kildare, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Michael Dawson, male wed Emma Goodwin 1842 #35512 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Michael Dawson/Davon and Emma Goodwin baptised Richard 1843, Sarah 1846 Purchased land ,Page 89 24th February, 1847
Michael Dawson, Shop and house Swanson St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Michael Dawson, in jury to hear a Criminal case. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Michael Dawson, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Michael Dawson, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Michael Dawson grocer Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dawson hus and Mrs Dawson wife (Intermediate 2) Intermediate, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Miss Dawson arrived at Launceston 27 Jan from Port Phillip, Scout
Miss Dawson arrived at Launceston 27 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip, Scout
Miss Dawson Cleared out 21 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Launceston Scout
Mr and Mrs Dawson Sailed from Port Phillip 9 April 1843 for Launceston on 13 Apr and arrived Sydney 17 April Sea Horse
Mr and Mrs Dawson cleared on 6 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 7 Nov for Launceston arrived 8 Nov Shamrock, source local newspapers
Peter Dawson wed Anne Elizabeth Odell in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne baptised William Thomas 1841
Mr P Dawson and wife Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 April 1843 for Launceston arrived 11 April then Sydney Sea Horse
Richard Dawson adult came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Sarah Dawson 22 (single woman 6) Dressmaker Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Sarah Dawson 21 (single woman 17) House maid RC both London, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Sarah Dawson wed Andrew Myers in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Sarah Dawson wed John Rogers in 1843 at Independent Melbourne
Susan Dawson 20 (single woman 22) Housemaid Prot both Limerick, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Susannah Dawson, female wed James Dunbell 1842 #4537 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Thomas Dawson departed 22 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Fox
Thomas Dawson and Jane drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Mr William Dawson - (Intermediate 3) came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
William Dawson and Ann baptised Richard Horatio 1841, Martha Mary 1847
William Dawson and Jane Donnelly baptised Mary Anne 1843
William Dawson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Dawson, House Stephen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
William Dawson Advertisement - men of Gipps Ward signed letter supporting Mr R Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 20 Oct 1843
William Dawson not on voters list, signed a letter to Robert Robinson Gipps Ward, giving him support, source PPH, 20 Oct 1843
William Dawson law clerk St. Mary's Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dawson - Innkeeper Williamís Town, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Dawson wed Lizeman Parnham in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Sarah Leedham 1842,
William Dawson, and Lizaman baptised female Sarah Leedham at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 1208
baptised Mary Elizabeth 1843, William 1845,
William Dawson publican Williamstown News - new Insolvents source PPH 31 Mar 1843
William Dawson, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Publicans Licence refused for Albion Hotel Williams Town
Michael Dawson, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 19 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 18 May
William Dawson, dwelling house, Williams Town 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
Ann Dawson Williamstown employed Rebecca Jane Dakins 19 (single woman 06) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr Dawson Albion Hotel, Williams Town employed Maria Chown 20 (single woman 13) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Dawson Albion Hotel, Williams Town employed Charles Gillcott / Galcott 26 (single man 17) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
William Dawson List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Dawson Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 11-12 am election of Representatives for Legislative Council
William Dawson, Williams Town 'Albion Hotel' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
William Dawson, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
William Dawson - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844, source local newspapers
William Dawson Williamstown dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Dawson, Insolvent Licensed Victualler Williams Town applying for Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
William Dawson (adjoined from 13 Nov) 2pm Certificate to be collected next Weds 11 Dec Insolvency 6 Dec 1844, source local newspapers
William Dawson, insolvent Certificate confirmed. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Dec 1844
William Dawson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Williamstown Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Dawson, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Dawson publican Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Dawtry - Dawtry aged 24 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes

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