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Helen Desmond 20 (single woman 16) Housemaid Prot neither Cork, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
James Desmond and Mary baptised Julia 1845 died
John Desmond 24 (single man 10) Farm Servant, RC reads, Cork, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
John Desmond 34 hus (family 14) Labourer RC both Cork, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Desmond 28 wife of John (family 14) Dressmaker RC both Cork, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Michael Desmond 10 son of John (family 14) RC Cork, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Julia Desmon 19, Single woman 12, House maid Cork Prot both Servant, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Julia Desmond 19, Servant, employed by Mr Howard, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Julia Desmond wed William Thomas in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr M Desmond departed 3 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy on the Fox - source Launceston Courier10 May 1841
Mr Dessner arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Desmond arrived 14 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 8 Sep Christina, source local newspapers
James Destrisay departed Launceston 20 Feb 1841 for Port Phillip on the Gem - source Launceston Courier22 Feb 1841
Robert Deull, wed Mary Santry 1842 #884 Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Mr J Deval Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Skene
Margaret Devan wed James Cuser in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Devany 19 (single man 14) Farm Servant Prot reads Glasgow, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Captain Devlin arrived 7-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 1 Sep on the Rapid
George Develin 19 (single man 15) Labourer Prot both Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
George Develin, licensed to cut timber County of Grant. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 Sept 1844
Jane Develin 26 Widow not eligible for Bounty (Steerage 3) Steerage RC both Co Derry, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Frederick Develin 7 and William Develin 3 son of Jane (Steerage 5) Steerage, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Isabella Develin born 5 days before landing dau of Jane (Steerage 6) Steerage, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
James Develing / Deviling 32 hus (family 9) Farm servant RC both Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Susan Develing / Deviling 32 wife of James (family 9) Farm servant RC both Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Matilda Develing / Deviling 5 and William Develing / Deviling 2 son of James (family 9) RC Kilkenny, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Develing - Devling and Susan baptised Susan 1843
James Develing Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Patrick Deverist tailor Wright's lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Divett / Devett 21 (Single man 15) Shepherd Prot both Derry, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Robert Develing / Devling 22 (single man 16) Labourer Prot both, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Patrick Devenick 23 hus (family 8) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Judy Devenick 21 wife of Patrick (family 8) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
James Devenick 0 son of Patrick born on board (family 8) came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Patrick Devenick and Johanna Ryan/Judy baptised Mary 1843, William 1845
Directory 1847 tailor Wright's lane
Chas Spencer Deveral Steerage paid and stayed in Melb, 6 s, Gentleman, arrived 18 Jul 1840 on the Theresa
Bridget Deveran 24 Dressmaker RC yes Tipperary, employed by Rev Waterfield Melb, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Patrick Deveran 22 Farm servant RC yes Tipperary, employed by Capt Brown Melb, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Ellen De Vere died 1846 Female at Gardiners
CLJ Devericks, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Chas Spencer Deveral (Steerage 6) 2 Gentleman, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Mr Deverett Arrived at Launceston on 8 Aug 1838 from Port Phillip and Sydney on the Siren
Sarah Deverett 22 (single woman 07) House servant Prot both Bucks Received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Sarah Deverett wed Thomas Crosswell in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Miss Jane Devereux 21, Cabin Passengers arrived 10 July 1840 from Plymouth on the Coromandel
Mr J Deveraux Departed from Hobart on 21 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Francis
John Devereux wed Mary Kelly in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Devereaux List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Devaru - Devereux and Mary Crow baptised Patrick 1847
John Devereux, male wed Margaret Banco 1842 #35432 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Deveruex in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Devereux wed Mary Winwright in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Margaret Devereux 25 (11 single woman) Housemaid Prot both Dublin, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Devereux 23 (13 single woman) Housemaid Prot reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Devereux - Devitt wed William Watson in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Devereaux/Devereau, died female Melbourne 1842 #38433 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Miss Jane Devereux - (Cabin 21) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Miss Devereux sailed 3-Aug 1840 for Hobart on the Jean
Margt Devereux 25 (single woman 11) Housemaid Prot both Dublin, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mary Devereux 23 (single woman 13) Housemaid Prot reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Mrs Devereux cleared 17 Nov 1841 for Calcutta on the George Fyfe
Miss Devereux dau cleared 17 Nov 1841 for Calcutta, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Patrick Devereux / Dee 26 hus (family 12) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Ellen Devereux / Dee 28 wife of Patrick (family 12) Dairymaid RC neither Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
John Devereux / Dee 1 son of Patrick (family 12) RC Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Patrick Devereux and Ellen Connor baptised born Mary Anne 1841, Bridget 1843, Winifred 1845, Cath 1847,
Patrick Devereux List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Patrick Devericks List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Patrick Deverix fined 30s for allowing 5 cows to stray. Source - Melbourne Courier 26 Jan 1846
James Develling cleared out from Port Phillip 17 August 1843, for Port Albert Mariner
James Deviling List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Devilling Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
Robert Devilling Portland Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark for 1 to 30 July 1843
Catherine Drighunty / Devitt 26 (single woman 18) General Servant RC neither Tipperary, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Catherine Devitt - Devine wed Maurice Fitzgerald in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ann Devine died 1847 Female aged 24 at Melbourne
Anthony Divon 21 (10 single man) Shepherd RC both Londonderry, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Anthony Divon - Devin wed Mary Kennedy in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
Owned Property Off Wallis St Geelong - Freehold Property
Anthony Devine 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Anthony Devin and Mary Kennedy baptised John Devan 1845 at Roman Catholic, St Marys, Geelong
Their other children Christened at Geelong are Margaret Divine 1847 #2360 - 1885 #4752 aged 36, Patrick Devin 1849 #3858, Mary Devin 1851 #5169, Anthony Devine 1852 #6898, Susanna Devine 1858 #17777 born at Moolap, and Hugh Devine 1861 #21173 - 1877 #1548 aged 14
Their son John Devine wed 5 May 1874 to Mary Anne Gleeson 1854 - 1935 dau of Mary Broderick and Patrick Gleeson (they wed 1853). His family is online here as his second child, Hugh Berchanas Devine born 13 May 1878 inLittle River near Werribee, Vic became Sir Hugh for his pioneering work in surgery. For ten years from 1936 Devine was first chairman of the executive committee of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria. He was knighted in 1936 and in 1945 was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
James Devine, male wed Anne Heany 1842 #35407 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Devine and Anne Heany baptised Edward 1847
Directory 1847 brickmaker South Yarra
James Devine and Sarah Heany, parents of Sarah Anne Devine, aged 2 days, born 21 Dec 1844 baptised on 23 Dec 1844 by Rev PB Geoghegan, Sponsors are Michael Hagon and Bridget Barry - see my Chapman page for this event
James Devine died 1847 Male aged 46 at Melbourne
James Devine brickmaker South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
John Devine 21 (single man 11) Shepherd RC Both Co. Wicklow, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Divine Devine, 18 single man Labourer RC, both Co Antrim, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
John Devine, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
John Devine, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Devine - Devine and Hanna Barry baptised Thomas 1846, John 1847
Patrick Devan / Divan 25, (single man 12) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Rowley Devan / Divan 26, (single man 11) House carpenter, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
William Divon 21 (11 single man) Shepherd Prot both Londonderry, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
William Devine Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Devine in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Devine, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
William Devine, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
William Devine, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Captain Arthur Devlin master, Arrived at Sydney on 29 Oct 1838 from South Australia on 2 Oct and Portland Bay on 25 Oct on the Hope
Captain Arthur Devlin master arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip and Adelaide on the Adelaide
Captain Deverlin / Devlin master Departed from Launceston on 9 Mar 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Captain Devlin master Arrived at Launceston on 6 May 1839 from Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Captain Devlin master Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from China 4 March via Singapore 4 April Abercombie
George Devlin, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Mr P Devlin Departed from Hobart on 1 May 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
William Devlin and Fran Madden baptised Francis 1841
William Devlin and Jane Donelly baptised Isabella 1841
William Devine List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Wm Devine Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
William Devine & Thomas Devine in a partnership settlers Point Nepean, Source - 1847 Directory
Capt Devlin master arrived 12 May 1844 from Sydney 28 Apr on the Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devlin master cleared 22 May 1844 and sailed 23 May from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 30 May on the Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devilin master, arrived 5 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devlin master, cleared 13 July 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 14 July Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devlin master arrived 19 Aug 1844 at Melbourne cleared from Sydney Aug 12 Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devlin master, cleared 26 Aug 1844 and sailed 28 Aug from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 7 Sep Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Captain Devlin master arrived 17 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 5 Nov Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Robert Devling cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 11 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston and Circular Head, on the Tobago, source local newspapers
John Devon 23 (single man 8 ) Labourer RC both Tyrone, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Christina Dewar 28, House servant Dumfries, employed by Mr Chisholm, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Christina Dewar wed Joseph Garthwaite in 1844 at Presbyterian Campbellfield
George Dewell Departed from Hobart on 4 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Peter Dewar 26 with sister Christina, Farm servant Perth, employed by Mr Sayers, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Peter Dewar sailed 19-Dec 1840 for Portland Bay Lively
William Dewer farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Dewey constable Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Frederick Dewing source MT 19 Feb Depasturing Licences in Portland Bay -
F Dewing on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
F Dewing Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Frederick Dewing, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Frederick Dewing, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
F Dewing settler Lake Colac, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Dewing horsebreaker Horse Bazaar North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dewing, Mrs Dewing and 4 chn came 6 Mar 1839 by coastal ship Agnes
William Dewine settler Point Henry, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Downey / Dewney 28 (single woman 11) Dairy maid RC both Limerick, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Bridget Dezney, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Catherine Diamond, 20 single female House Servant RC, both Co Derry, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Alfred Diaper in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr John Dibble arrived 28-Jan 1840 from Launceston 21 Jan via Geelong on the Socrates - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
Mr Dibble Arrived at Launceston on 23 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Industry
Mr Dibble arrived 21-Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Dibble cleared out 25 Jan 1841 from Melbourne arrived 5 Feb at Launceston on the Gem
Mr Dibble arrived 5 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Gem
Mr Dibble cleared out 25 Jan 1841 from Melbourne arrived 5 Feb at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Gem
William Dibble settler Marrabool River, Source - 1847 Directory
Elizabeth Dick 19 (single woman 17) House servant Prot both Scotland, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
George Dick 22 Not eligible (Steerage 2 ) Shoe maker Prot both Glasgow, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
George Dick, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
James Junior Dick appealed for liberation, and was released from gaol by Governor George Gipps. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 1 Nov 1841
James Dick with wife Margaret and dau, came 6 Dec 1839 on the St Mango
Margaret Dick wife of James with dau Euphemia, came 6 Dec 1839 on the St Mango
James Dick jun tobacconist Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Dick, dwelling house, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
James Dick and Margaret baptised Jemima 1844
James Dick dwelling-house Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
James Dick Merri Merri Creek dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James junior Dick, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
James Dick clerk in Customs Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
John Dick Departed from Launceston on 10 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
John Dick 24 (single man 23) Labourer Prot both Ayreshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Dick, purchased land at Mount Clay, Portland. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
John Dick 47 acres. Portland land sales, at 1 pound an acre, Portland, source local newspapers
John Dick List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Dick grazier Allen's Creek Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
J Dick, in jury for Supreme Court Weds 15 May 1844 to hear 4 small cases. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
Mr Dick Arrived 30 August 1840 from Sydney on 8 Aug on the Thomas Laurie
Mr Dick arrived 18-Oct 1840 from Sydney on 11 Oct on the Lord Saumarez
Mr Dick sailed 6-Nov 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Misses Dick milliners and dressmakers Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Quentin/James Dick 20 Farm servant Argyle, employed by D Pugh, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
He wed fellow passenger Agnes Edgar in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised John 1840,
John Dick, died 1 male Wcre 1842 #292 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Quintin Dick, and Agnes baptised male Robert at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 # 761 and Agnes 1844, Quintin 1847
Quinon Dick Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
shared Dick and Trotman Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Quinton Dick, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Ruth Dick 23 Dairy maid Presbyterian yes N.T.Stewart Melb, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
William Dick cleared 8 July 1844 and sailed 10 July from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 17 July Flying Fish, source local newspapers
William Dick arrived 8 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart and wreck of the Isabella off Flinders Island Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Dick see Rogerson & Dick in a partnership stockholders Stringy Bark Forest County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Wm Dicks Crew drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster

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