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Charles Dickens List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Francis Dickans, 20 single man Carpenter Prot both York arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
John Dickens 27, 7 m, Shepherd Colaham Prot both, came May 1840 on the China
John Dickens acted as the ship's butcher during the journey. After arriving in Melbourne he took a position as a slaughterman at the abattoir (then on the Yarra River, where the Gas Works were later built). John was the first master slaughterman in Melbourne having slaughtered the first cattle at Fisherman's Bend.
William Dickens, male wed Mary Phelan 1842 #35511 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Dickens List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Charles Dickenson Geelong District 23 Apr 1844 voted at election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Charles Dickenson Malop St Geelong Householder List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Dickenson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Charles Dickenson 'Marine Hotel' Beach License refused source PPH, 21 Apr 1843
Charles Dickenson freehold Williamstown Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles Dickenson Williamstown freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Dickins, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Charles Dickens, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Jane Dickens arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Feb 1842 - source Launceston Courier6 Feb 1842
R Jane Dickins, arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Charles Dickenson, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Publicans Licence refused for Marine Hotel Beach
Charles Dickenson, freehold, Williams Town The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong
Charles Dickenson, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Charles Dickenson, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Charles Dickenson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Kardinia St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Dickenson, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 15 May 1843 in jury to hear criminal case for 14 May
John Dickinson 39 hus (family 1) Labourer Prot reads Gloucestershire, arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Marion Dickinson 36 wife of John (family 1) Dressmaker Gloucestershire, arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
George Dickinson 13, Peter Dickinson 11 and Ellen Dickinson 8 dau of John (family 1) Gloucestershire, arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
John Dickenson house Flinders Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Dickenson labourer Russell street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Dickinson, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Joseph Dickenson sailed on 13 Dec 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Timbo, source local newspapers
Mr Dickinson left Sydney 30 Dec 1840 and was Shipwrecked 2 Jan 1841 on the Clonmel
Mr Dickenson cleared out 21 Jan 1841 from Melbourne for Sydney on the Sisters
Mr and Mrs Dickinson, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr W Dickenson Departed from Hobart on 4 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
William Dickenson shoemaker off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Arthur Dickman, 35 Hus Farm Labourer Prot neither Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Maria Dickman, 30 Wife Dressmaker Prot both Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
John Dickman, 13, Arthur Dickman, 11, Phebe Dickman, 9, Sarah Dickman, 7, Martha Dickman, 5, Mary Dickman, 2 and William Dickman, 0 Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Arthur Dickman farmer Warangle Reserve county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr John Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Elizabeth Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Grace Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Johanna Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Dickins 27 (single man 7) Shepherd, Prot both, Colaham, came 1 May 1840 on the China
John Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Dickens waterman Bateman's Swamp, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dickens - (Intermediate 1) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Peter Dickon Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
William Dicken plasterer Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Dixon master departed from Sydney 16 Mar 1838 for Port Phillip on the Kate
Captain Dixon master Arrived in Sydney on 22 Apr 1838 from Port Phillip on the Kate
Captain Dixon master Departed from Sydney 1 May 1838 for Port Phillip on the Kate
Captain Dixon master Arrived at Sydney on 3 June 1838 from Port Phillip on 29 May on the Kate
Captain Dixon master, Departed from Sydney on Fri 24 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Captain Dixon Arrived Sydney Wed 26 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on 19 Sep on the Paul Pry
Captain Dixon arrived 18-Oct 1840 from Sydney on 2 Oct on the Sisters
Captain Dixon Ships Master arrived 25-Dec 1840 from Adelaide on the Sisters
Charles Dixon 24 with wife, Tailor, Prot from London employed for 1 month in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Sarah Ann Dixon 20 wife of Charles, Dressmaker, Prot employed in Williamstown, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Charles W Dixon and Sarah Ann Jones Dixon both witnesses to wedding 20 Dec 1839 of William Hill to Elizabeth Boole at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Charles Dixon tailor Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Charles Dixon, and Ann Sarah baptised Susannah Jane at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12900
Charles Dixon and Susan/Ann Sarah baptised Jessie Louisa 1843, Marianne 1844 died, Clara Emma 1845, Charlotte Jane 1847 died,
Charles Dixon 25 hus (family 10) Labourer RC reads Carlow, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Susan Dixon 33 wife of Charles (family 10) House Servant RC reads Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Susannah Dixon, died female Melbourne 1842 #440 Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Charles Dickinson 26 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Charles Dixon arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 2 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 3 June 1845
Charles Wm Dixon freehold Bourke St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Charles William Dixon, Insolvent applying for Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Sept 1844
Charles William Dixon Insolvency Certificates granted News 30 Oct 1844, source local newspapers
Charles William Dixon, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Charles Willam Dixon sworn in as juror for 18 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Charles William Dixon tailor and draper Collins st, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles William Dixon died 1847 Male aged 29 at Melbourne
Charlotte Dickson, 27 single female House servant Prot both Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Miss Charlotte Dixon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Charlotte Dixon wed Wilson Wilson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Charlotte Dixon, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Cooper Dickson 27 single Carpenter employed at day work Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Christina Dixon 17 (single woman 4) House servant Prot reads Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Christina Dixon, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Cooper Dixon 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Elizabeth Dixon 20 (single woman 14) General Servant RC reads Galway, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
George Dixon wed Ellen Shine in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised George 1843, Anne 1844, James 1847,
George Dixon List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Hannah Dixon 20 (single woman 15) Housemaid RC reads Clare, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Hannah Dixon arrived 11 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Portland and Port Fairy Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Hannah Dixon wed James Whyte in 1847 at Presbyterian Portland
Helen Dickson 29 (single woman 9) Housemaid Prot both Edinburgh, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Ellen Dixon, female wed Henry Thomas 1842 #4610 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr J Dixon Departed from Hobart on 7 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Dr James Dixon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
James Dickson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
James Dickson Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Dr James Dickson List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Dickson, has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
James Dickson, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
James Dickson, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
James Dickson farmer Lalle Bogg Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
James Dixon settler Goulburn River, Source - 1847 Directory
John Dickson, came 6 Dec 1839 on the St Mango
John Dickson arrived 9 Apr 1840 on the India
He may be John Dickson wed Alice Dalrymple in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised William 1844, Agnes 1846
Directory 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 settler Gulf station Western Port
Mr John Dickson arrived 9 Apr 1840 from Greenock on the India
Dr John Dickson / Dickson - Surg Supt (Staff 2) came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mrs Dixon / Dickson wife of Doctor and Miss Dixon / Dickson dau of Doctor (Cabin) Cabin, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Dr Dickson arrived 9 Sep 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Catherine
John Dickson M.D surgeon Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Dickson settler Gulf station Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
John Mainwaring Dixon Correspondence Wimmera Woodlands 14 323 Transferred from William John Turner Clarke
John Dickson Cabin passenger on the Lysander presented Captain Currie with an Address of Thanks. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
Mr John Dickon / Dixon ( Intermediate 10) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Johanna Dixon ( Intermediate 11) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Grace Dixon, John Dixon, Elizabeth Dixon and Peter Dixon ( Intermediate 15) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Dixon and Jane baptised John 1846
John Dickson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
John Dickson freehold Bourke St also has vote in another Ward Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Dickson freehold Lonsdale St also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Dickson Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
John Dickson, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
John Dickson, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
John Dickson, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Dixon aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Jonathan Dixon, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 postponed decision for Victoria Hotel
Jonathan Dixon house Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Jonathan Dixon 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Jonathan Dixon, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Joseph Dixon, Marquis Huntley 1, Ticket of Leave to be collected from Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Joseph Dixon, one of 320 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntly, 23 March 1835 to NSW Convicted at Warwick, Coventry Assizes for a term of life.
Joseph Dixon convict came on the Marquis Huntley 1 Certificates of Freedom are in Melbourne Police Office for collection, 2 Feb 1844 - source Port Phillip Herald
Joseph Dixon wed Jane Cain in 1845 at Church of England
Mr J Dixon arrived 14 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 13th Scout, source local newspapers
Marina Dixon, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Margret Dixon wed Thomas Puflett in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Margaret Dickson, 24 single female House servant Prot both Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mary Dickson 15 (single woman 9) House Servant Prot reads Edinburgh, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mr Dickson Arrived at Sydney on 12 Oct 1839 from Leith on 17 Apr and Port Phillip 7 Oct on the Pyramus
Mr Dickson arrived 19 Feb 1840 from Hobart 7 Feb, on the Elizabeth Lloyd
Mr Dickson Steerage arrived 7 Apr 1840 from London on the Louisa Campbell
Mr Dickson arrived 16 April 1840 on the Louisa Campbell
Mr Dickson arrived 13-Jun 1840 from Sydney on 6 June on the Cumberland
Mr Dixon sailed 10-Nov 1840 for Adelaide on the Sisters
Dr Dickson arrived 9 Sep 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Catherine
Mr Dickson Cabin (6 on list) and Miss Dickson Cabin (7 on list) arrived 17 Oct 1841 on the Alemena
Miss Dickson arrived 1 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
Mr Dickson arrived 1 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 26 Nov, on the Flying Squirrel
R Jane Dickins 19 (single woman 06) House servant Prot both Gloucestershire arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr R Dixon arrived 7 March 1841 at Melbourne from Adelaide on the Abeona
Robert Dickson Diamond Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Dixon, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Publicans Licence refused for Kinlochew Inn Sydney Rd
Simon Dickson arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Flying Fish' 5 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 6 May 1845
William Dickson Cabin passenger arrived 6 Dec 1839 from Leith on the St Mango
William Dickson 29 (Steerage 3) Shepherd, Drums?, came 11 Aug 1840 on the Isabella Watson
He continued to Sydney, see here
William Dixon aged 24 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Dickson and Copeland Partnership Rubicon Creek Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Dickson & Copeland in a partnership settlers Rubicon Creek Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
John Diggs 20 (single man 12) Labourer RC neither Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Charles H Dight, of Port Phillip on 19 Aug by Rev Irving Hethrington to. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Sep 1845
Charles Hilton Dight miller Ceres' mills Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
John Dight has a Deed 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
John Dight, freehold, Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
John Dight Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Dight, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Mr Dight departed Sydney 9 April 1841 for Port Phillip, on the Itana
Lachlin Dighman, Sponsor of Thomas son of Thomas Chapman Baptised on 13 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Dignam 20 (single woman 15) Housemaid RC reads Roscommon, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Michael Dignan, late of Melbourne, formerly of Ireland died about 18 June 1843 deceased intestate, estate placed in charge of Deputy Registrar James Denham Pinnock, for collection. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 March 1845
Richard Dignan, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Richard Dignan wed Mary Kellaher in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong baptised Richard 1845
Richard Digman died 1845 Male aged 24 at Geelong
Mary Dike died 1846 Female aged 46 at Melbourne
Elizabeth Dill Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Benjamin Dillon 26 hus of Anne (family 11) Labourer Prot neither Berkshire, employed by Mr Brickwood Melbourne arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Anne Dillon 21 wife of Benjamin (family 11) reads arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Bedilia Dillon 18 ( single woman afer 10, ineligible 1) Governess Prot Both Galway, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Bidelia Dillon, female wed Robert Cadden 1842 #4580 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Bridget Dillon, 19 single woman House servant RC reads Roscommon came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Honora/Elinora Dillon 22, on Jan 1840 Disposal list for Westminster To Sydney
John Dillon wed Cath Donovan in 1845 at Roman Catholic baptised James 1846, Martin 1847, Patrick 1847,
John Dillon, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Margaret Dillon wed Henry Underwood in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Patrick Dillon died 1847 Male aged 23 at Breakwater
Patrick Dillon wed Mary Mcmarara in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Robert Dillon wed Ellen Wiggen in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Sarah Dillon 18, (single woman 7) House servant, Prot Reads Dublin, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Sarah Dillon wed Richard Bloore in 1845 at Presbyterian
Selina Dillon 16 star (single woman 13) General servant, RC reads, Dublin, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Selina/Sabina Dillon wed William Box in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Dinple / Dimple 20 (single man 16) Carpenter Prot both Devonshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster

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