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Patrick Denally 21 (single man 11) Labourer Prot neither Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mr Ezekial Dendy, Mrs Elizabeth Dendy, and 4 chn arrived 18 Jun 1842 from Gravesend on the Earl of Durham
Henry Dendy freehold Big Brighton Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Mr Dendy hus (Cabin 4) arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Mrs Dendy wife (Cabin 5) arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Master Dendy son (Cabin) arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
NSW Government issues permits in 1841 for lime kilns to be built on foreshore at Point Nepean. In England Henry Dendy purchases special survey sight unseen.
Henry Dendy aged 40, arrives in Melbourne with the right to select 8 square miles of land of his own choice, and takes up Brighton Estate.
Henry Dendy, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 16 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 10 May
Henry Dendy, freehold, Big Brighton The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
Henry Dendy, voted 1-2pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Henry Dendy, 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
Henry Dendy Big Brighton freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Henry Dendy Jury empannelled for Common Law cases 13 Nov 1844 News 12 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Henry Dendy, settler Brighton insolvent. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 14 Dec 1844
Henry Dendy before Insolventcy hearing, no debts proved against him. - source Port Phillip Herald 14 Jan 1845
Henry Dendy, Insolvent of Brighton compulsory sequestration, debts 1796. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 7 March 1845
Henry Dendy, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Brighton Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
More on Dendy's land scheme on the Boxshall web page
Henry Dendy landed proprietor Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Deneles Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Catherine Denham Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Catherine Denham settler Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
David Denham 20 hus (family 14) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Margaret Denham 21 wife of David (family 14) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
David Denham, baptised male David at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 # 740
David Denham and Margaret baptised James 1844, Elspeth 1845,
From , on 3 Dec 2008,
In early 1841 in Scotland Margaret Sibald wed David Denham b. 1821 Upsetlington, Ladykirk, Berwickshire UK - died 31.10.1857. After David Denham died in 1857 in Carlton VIC, Margaret married William Wyatt in 1858 #3174. David Denham, William Wyatt and Margaret Wyatt are all buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery which is just at the end of my street! They all have headstones, unlike my ggg grandmother (different line) who is also buried in there but for the moment only has a little arrangement of stones provided by myself. William Wyatt is the elder brother of James Wyatt, who is I believe the father of Charles and Mary Roach. Mary and Margaret Sibbald's parents are David Sibbald & Elspet Dickenson, no further confirmed detail regarding these two yet.
David Denham a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
David Denham arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Julia' 25 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Oct 1845
D Denham, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
David Denham, granted application to transfer publican's license for 'Black Horse' Elizabeth St, from William Sidebottom subject to approval of Landlord, Mr Fletcher. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
Correspondence Portland Bay Cottage Run Fiery Creek 14 Transferred from Turnbull Bros publican Elizabeth street
David Denham publican Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Denham died 1847 Male child aged 10 at Heidelberg
George Denham 35 (died 5) died 17 Apr 1840, on the Glen Huntley
Mary Denham 27 Widow (single woman 9) Cook, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
George Denham and Mary baptised Elizabeth Lorval 1841
George Denham, 34 Hus Farm Labourer Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Sarah Denham, 30 Wife Servant Prot reads Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
William Denham, 6 Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
George Denham market gardener Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Mary Denham in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Mrs Denham and 4 chn arrived 21 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 13 Dec on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
James Denn, - Crew arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Honoria Dennehy 19 General servant RC reads Cork arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Honoria Dennehy - Dennahi wed Michael Healey in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Dennard and Ellen baptised Bridget 1846, Ellen 1846, Jane 1846, Lucy 1846, Mary Ann 1846 died, Thomas 1846,
Mary Ann Dennard died 1847 Female child aged 7 (weeks?, months?) at Melbourne
Thomas Dennard labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Honoria Denahy / Dennehy 19 (single woman 05) General servant RC reads Cork arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Edward Dennen 30 (single man 13) Labourer Prot both Antrim came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Frederick Denning - Denning Correspondence Dep lic 283 P B Dist 1/7/1844 PPEA 17/202
Amelia Dennett witness to wedding 5 Apr 1839 of John Sheppard by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
James Denett / Dorritt 30 hus (family 2) Sawyer Prot both Gloucestershire, arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Hannah Denett 20 wife of James (family 2) House keeper Gloucestershire, arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Mark Dennett from Port Phillip 12 Feb 1841 arrived Hobart 17 Feb on the Adelaide
Mr Dennett sailed 12-Feb 1840 for Hobart on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Mrs Dennett and chn from Port Phillip 12 Feb 1841 arrived Hobart 17 Feb on the Adelaide
Mrs Dennett and chn arrived Hobart 31 March from Port Phillip on 26 Mar, in 1841 Adelaide
Mr Alexander Dennis 29 hus (Intermediate 8) born 29 Sep 1811 son of Elizabeth Vinicombe and Richard Dennis at Penzance, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mrs Emma Dennis - wife of Alexander (Intermediate 9) nee Williams, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Infant With Dennis 0 dau of Alexander (Intermediate 10) came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull with his brothers John and William and four servants;
Mr Dennis and wife sailed 22-Feb 1840 for Launceston on the Charlotte
A Dennis Esqs. arrived 8-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 2 April via Geelong on the Charlotte
Mr and Mrs Dennis and 2 chn arrived 7-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 23 July on the Charlotte
Alexander Dennis, and Emma Williams baptised male Richard Vinicomb at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Geelong 1842 # 1177
and baptised Alexander 1844, Elizabeth Ann 1847, Mary Burgess 1847
Alexander Dennis (1811-1892), pastoralist, was baptised on 29 September 1811 at Trembath, in Penzance, Cornwall, England, son of Richard Dennis, farmer, and his wife Elizabeth, née Vinicombe. In December 1837 he married Emma Williams, sister of Edward Primrose Tregurtha.
Dennis took a great interest in community affairs. He was appointed a magistrate on 15 August 1849 and sat on the local bench in Colac where his decisions were painstaking and just. From his arrival in the district, when the Buntingdale reserve was proclaimed on part of his land, he was concerned with the plight of the Aboriginals. After the Buntingdale mission was abandoned in 1848 Tarndwarncoort became a meeting place for the Colac tribe. In 1867-79 Dennis was honorary correspondent to the Board for the Protection of the Aborigines.
Alfred Dennis Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Angus Dennys, arrived 18 May 1842 from London on the Corsair
Charles Dennys, arrived 18 May 1842 from London on the Corsair
Charles John Dennys, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
David Dinnis / Denis 22 (single man 14) Labourer Prot both Sussex, employed by William McGill Burrumbeet arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
James Dinnas - Dennis and Ann Mary baptised John Thomas 1845, George Thomas 1847
Letter at Post-office unclaimed Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
from a Web page now closed, George Thomas DENNIS Born - 28 Dec 1846 Collingwood, VIC, AUS Mar. - 4 Jul 1872 Benalla, VIC, AUS Died - 12 Sep 1888 Bur. - 14 Sep 1888 Lake Rowan, VIC, AUS Son of James DENNIS & Mary Ann HODGE wed Mary Anne CRAWFORD Born - 1855
Jane Dennis 18 (single woman 15) Housemaid, RC both, Co Cork, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mr John Dennis 31 brother of Alex (Intermediate 11) Christened 6 Nov 1807 at Penzance, son of Richard Dennis returned to Cornwall, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mr John Dennis brother of Alex, 11 p, inter, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mr Dennis arrived 13 Apr 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Industry
Mr Dennis departed 11 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr Dennis departed 11 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr Dennis - Bunninyong Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr William Dennis brother of Alex, 12 p, inter, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Brothers Dennis Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
brothers Dennis, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Dennis Brothers in a partnership settlers Kerangabullock Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr William Dennis - brother of Alex (Intermediate 12) returned to Cornwall, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
A Dennistoun see Dennistoun J. & A in a partnership settler Green Hills Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
J. Dennistoun & A Dennistoun in a partnership settler Green Hills Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Alex Denny 21 (single man 18) Labourer Prot Both Down, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Alexander Denny in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Alexander Denny, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Mr AE Dennys Cleared out from Port Phillip 17 March 1843 for London Ellen
Charles John Dennys freehold Barwon River, 5 miles from Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles John Dennys on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Charles John Dennys, Warden, called a meeting to elect assessors for the Council. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Mar 1844
Charles John Dennys, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Charles John Dennys, supporting a Committee to hold a meeting at Mack's Hotel, Corio, of all inhabitants of the Western District. Source - Geelong Advertiser 10 May 1844
CJ Dennys, on Committee for Separation Society, District of Grant appointed Secretary. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 June 1844
Charles John Dennys Barwo River 3 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles John Dennys, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barwon River 5 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Charles John Dennys Owned Property Barwon River 4 miles from Geelong - Freehold Property
David Denny List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Eliza Denny 27 (single woman 14) House Servant Prot Both Down, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Elizabeth Denny arrived 21 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 12 Dec on the Agenoria
JO Denny Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
James Oliphant Denny merchant Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
JO Denny a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market.
JO Denny a householder or proprietor of south-eastern Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market.
John Denny a householder or proprietor of north-eastern Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
JO Denny, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Mr JO Denny imported 1 box Arrived 1 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney Ellen
James Oliphant Denny freehold Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
James Oliphant Denny freehold Stephen St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
JO Denny freehold Suburbs near Geelong Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Mr JO Denny News - Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 24 Nov 1843
JO Denny, Deed of Covenant to Colin Campbell, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection,. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
JO Denny, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Oliphent Denny merchant Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Denny, wed Moses Baird 1842 #855 Independent Melbourne
Mary Denny, wed 6 July 1842 to WC Yuille settlement before marriage, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection,. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Miss Denny Departed from Sydney 14 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Kate
Mrs Denny and family cleared from Port Phillip 28 Feb 1843 for London via Launceston Sydney
Mr Denny Arrived at Port Phillip 22 March 1843 from Hobart, Lillias
Robert Denny Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Denny & Yuille in a partnership settlers Rockbank county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Densley - Densley wed Sarah Bennett in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Martin Dent - Dent Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Martin Dent, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Lieut Dent departed from Port Phillip for London on the Persian 12 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
James Denton and Caroline baptised Alfred James 1847
Mary Denton, Williamstown employed Margaret Osullivan 15 (single woman 17) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
James Denyon, House Collingwood, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Charles Depradines, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Captain Derby/Darby listed on the Louisa Campbell arrived 16 April 1840
Gerard Derby 25 hus, 2 f, Ag Labourer Donegal Prot both, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Sarah Derby 26 wife of Gerard, 2 f, Laundress Donegal Prot both, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Elizabeth Derby 5, John Derby 3, Jane Derby 1 dau of Gerard, 2 f, Donegal Prot, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Jerrad Derby, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Gerard Derby Directory 1847 shoemaker Swanston street
James Derbyside with wife and child arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
John Derbyside Sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Peter Derdin, and Anne Lewis baptised female Elizabeth (Betsy) at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 189
Peter Derdin and Hannah Lewis baptised John 1843, James 1847,
George Dereynet Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Michael Dermott wed Honora Stawnton in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Michael Dermand arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Feb 1842 - source Launceston Courier6 Feb 1842
Mr Henry Dernett departed 23 Feb 1841 from Melbourne for Hobart town arrived 5 March on the Flying Squirrel
Mr Henry Dernett departed 23 Feb 1841 frpm Melbourne for Hobart town arrived 5 March on the Flying Squirrel
Mr and Mrs Derredin and son arrived 30 Oct 1840 from Hobart on 22 Oct on the Flying Squirel
James Derrett, husband of Hannah, wants her to return The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843 a case of Habeas Corpus, to force wife to live with her husband
Hannah Derrett, wife of James, dau of Joseph Matthews, has left her husband The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843 she claims religious differences
Michael Derrick List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mrs Derrick arrived 15 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston Tamar, source local newspapers
Richard Derrick 25 (single man 13) Carpenter Prot both Limerick, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Dervas see Jones Henry & Dervas in a partnership settlers Tatiara country boundary of Port Phillip & South Australia, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Derwent arrived 9 May 1840 from London via Launceston 3 May on the Arab
Derwent Company Partnership River Lee and Indented Head Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Francis Desailly Willamerang Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Francis DeDailly departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier16 Aug 1841
FW Desailly, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
George Desailly Willamerang Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Delelle/Deselle, died 40 male Melbourne 1842 #38385 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Lewis Desailly, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Mr Desailley arrived 1 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr DeSalie Esq arrived 8 June 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Desailly and Owen source MT, 14 Jan 1843, Depasturing Licences in Portland Bay
Mr Desailey arrived 2 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 24 Aug Flying Squirrel, source local newspapers
Mr Desailly cleared on 21 Sep 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 27 Sep Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Deseke arrived 15 Aug 1840 from Adelaide on the Dauntless
Mr F Desenclos in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Francis Desanclois granted Sydney Rd annual Wine and Beer License - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Francis Descales, Sydney Rd granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
Francis Desincloe, Sydney Rd granted Wine and Beer license. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Apr 1844
Frederick Desanclos wed Jean Montgomery in 1845 at Presbyterian
sold Broken River to Walsingham, Weston, Tuxford
Frederick Desanclos settler Murray, Source - 1847 Directory

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