The march of Civilisation
Came to Port Phillip by 1849
News from Victoria, Australia
© Email spaceHome space Edward Dogherty space Anne Donoughoe

Colour code Convict or Here before 1840 Here in 40 Here in 41 Here in 42 Here after 42
I first began this site 16 July 2007, and this revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.
The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Mr Donald Departed from Launceston on 8 Nov 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
Mr D Donald Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Donald Departed from Launceston, on 14 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Wallaby
Alexander Donaldson 24 (single man 15) Farm Servant, Prot reads, Co Amnagh, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Alexander Donaldson wed Hannah Sinclair Stephenson in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Alexander Donaldson 20 hus (family 3) Gardener Edinburgh, came 11 Aug 1840 on the Isabella Watson
Isabella Donaldson 24 wife of Alexander (family 3) House servant Edinburgh, came 11 Aug 1840 on the Isabella Watson
Alexander Donaldson arrived 1 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair - source Launceston Courier8 Nov 1841
Alexander Donaldson, granted depasturing license for Portland Bay, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
Alexander Donaldson, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Alexander Donaldson, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Alexander Donaldson, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Alexander Donaldson and Elizabeth baptised Eliza 1846, James 1846, John 1846,
Alexander Danaldson - Danaldson Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Alexander Donaldson settler Glenelg River, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr A Donald schooner 62 tons arrived 18 Sep 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 Sep on the Truganina
Donalds and Hamilton Partnership Booradool Pyranees Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Donald & Hamilton in a partnership settlers Brodgulla Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Donaldson Steerage passenger arrived 12 Dec 1840 from Greenock on the Helen Thompson
David Donaldson / Donegal 28 hus (family 11) Farm servant Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Elizabeth Donegal 28 wife of David (family 11) Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Christina Donegal 5, Alexander Donegal 2 and female Donegal 0 dau of David born on board 13 July (family 11) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
David Donaldson and Elizabeth baptised Joan Hemler Bridget 1841, Elizabeth 1847, Robert 1847,
David Donaldson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
David Donaldson List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
David Donaldson 18th July 1835 Elizabeth Anderson in Dunfermline From the Register of the "William Abrams", David and Elisabeth stated they were both 28yrs old, could read and write, were Protestant and natives of Fife. David was employed by Hunter and Watson for 30 pound per annum with rations as a shepherd. His previous occupation being a Damask Weaver. Elisabeth was employed by Hunter and Watson as a Farm servant with rations. Their children were also to have rations. Once landed they journeyed by dray, some eleven days to Mt Battery (Mansfield) to begin their new life tending the flocks of Jon Bon at Wappan.
David Donaldson, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
David Donaldson, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Elizabeth Donaldson, assigned servant to Mr Kelsh the Postmaster of Melbourne, was sentenced to 12 months hard labour, for obtaining goods on false pretenses. She knew she was to be sent o Sydney, so went on a shopping spree, was well known as servant to Mrs Kelsh. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 Feb 1840
Geo Donaldson 21 hus (family 10) Carpenter Prot both Antrim came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Eliza Donaldson 21 wife of George (family 10) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
George Donaldson, and Eliza baptised Robert at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12851
George Donaldson and Eliza baptised Mary 1847
George Donaldson cabinetmaker off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Isabella and James Donaldson 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
James and Catherine Donaldson Steerage passengers arrived 12 Dec 1840 from Greenock on the Helen Thompson
James Donaldson, freehold, Kangaroo Land The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
James Donaldson freehold Kangaroo Land Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
James Donaldson Kangaroo Land freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Donaldson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Kangaroo Land Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Donaldson Page 153 letters at Post Office Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Donaldson Owned Property Kangarooland - Freehold Property
James Dondald Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
John Donaldson Intermediate, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Donaldson wed Margaret Maginnis in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
John George Donaldson - Ordinary Constable, appointed few months. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
J Donaldson innkeeper Black Swan Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Margaret Donaldson 20 ( (single woman 12) Housemaid Prot both Fifeshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Margaret Donaldson Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mary Donaldson 23 (single woman 12) House Servant Prot Reads Down, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mary Donaldson arrived 21 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 12 Dec on the Agenoria
Mr Donaldson Arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Greenock, South Aust and Port Phillip 21 Dec on the Superb
Mr Donaldson sailed 13-Jan 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr Donaldson Arrived 30 August 1840 from Sydney on 8 Aug on the Thomas Laurie
Mr Donaldson departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Donaldson 15 July 1841 arrived at Sydney from Port Phillip on 10 July on the Jewess
Mr Donaldson ( Steerage) arrived 26 July on the Stratheden
Mr Donaldson hus ( Intermediate 1), came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mrs Donaldson wife ( Intermediate 2), came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Dau Donaldson ( Intermediate 5), came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mr Donaldson arrived 27 Aug 1844 at Melbourne, cleared 22 Aug from Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Donaldson cleared on 23 Sep 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 27 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Peter Donaldson arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton - source Launceston Courier25 Sep 1841
Robert Donaldson 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
Robert Donaldson Shop Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr Robert Donaldson arrived at Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 from Sydney on 7 Dec Shamrock
Robert Donaldson, acting for executors of Robert Munro, deceased. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
Robert Donaldson, draper, Melbourne 106 signed in support of Rev Peter Gunn published in The Melbourne Weekly Courier on Saturday 10th August 1844
Robert Donaldson Brighton freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Robert Donaldson, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Robert Donaldson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Brighton Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert Donaldson, Draper in Collins St aged 39, died 21 Nov 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 24 Nov 1845
Robert Donaldson died 1845 Male aged 39 at Melbourne
Samuel Donaldson, subscribed 2/12/6 to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
SA Donaldson on 10 June 1840 purchased 2 town allotments - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr SA Donaldson departed Sydney 10 June 1841 for Port Phillip and Hobart Town on the Sea Horse
Stuart Alexander Donaldson freehold Russell St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Donaldson and Jane Marthaw baptised Samuel James 1839
William Donald, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Donaldson and Munro Partnership drapers Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Catherine Donlin 20 (single woman 15) Housemaid, RC reads, Tipperary, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Peggy Donn 16 (single woman 18) Dairy maid RC reads Kings Co, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Christopher Donally List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Hugh Donnall / Donnell 26 hus (family 9) Labourer RC neither Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Ann Donnell 20 wife of Hugh (family 9) House Servant RC neither Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Thomas Donnell 6 months son of Hugh (family 9) RC neither Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
James Donally / Donnally 20 (single man 9) Labourer Prot both Clare, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
James Donelly 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
John Donelly / Donally 20 (single man 15) Labourer RC both Armagh arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Jose Donelly cleared 3 July 1844 and sailed 4 July from Melbourne, for Sydney and arrived 6 July at Launceston Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mrs Donnell arrived 20-Dec 1840 from Sydney on the Porter
William Donallon / Donalon 22 hus (family 4) Farm servant, RC both, Tipperary, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Margaret Donallon / Donalon 21 wife of (family 4) House maid, RC both, Tipperary, came 1 May 1840 on the China
William Donnellan List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Donnellan butcher Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Donnelly see Duggan and Donnelly Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Donell see Stellard & Donell in a partnership settlers Lower Crawfords Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Arhur Donnelly, Elizabeth St Irish Harp refused Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
Arthur Donnelly, jury called for criminal cases. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
Arthur Donnelly Irish Harp Elizabeth St Publican's License refused listed on 7 May 1844
Arthur Donnelly Irish Harp Elizabeth St Publican's License application refused neighbours complained of unruly premises listed on 5 July 1844
Arthur Donelly, granted license for 'Irish Harp'. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 July 1844
Arthur Donnelly, refused a license for Irish Harp Elizabeth St. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 13 July 1844
Christopher Donelly / Donnelly 28 hus (family 9) Farmer RC both Fermanagh, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Jane Donelly / Donnelly 25 wife of Christopher (family 9) Housemaid RC both Fermanagh, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Christopher Donally, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Daniel Donely Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Daniel Donnelly and Jane Templing born Marianne 1847
Edmond Donelly and Rosanna Reily baptised Margaret 1846, Ellen 1846
Edward Donnilan, and Ellen Cody baptised male Richard at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 # 516
Ellen Donnelly, female wed Patrick Maloney 1842 #35483 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Grace Donnelly 20 (single woman 10) Housemaid RC both Antrim, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Hugh Donnall aged 13 came Jul 1841 with 273 on the Westminster with siblings John Donnall 11, Janete Donnall 7, and Simon Donnall 4, children of Ann Fox by her prior marriage to Patrick Donnelly.
Hugh Donnall - Donnelly 26 hus (9 family) Labourer RC neither Co Armagh, came 29 July 1841 on the Westminster
Ann Donnall - Donnelly 20 wife of Hugh (9 family) House Servant RC neither Co Armagh, came 29 July 1841 on the Westminster
Thomas Donnall - Donnelly 0 son of Hugh (9 family) RC neither Co Armagh, came 29 July 1841 on the Westminster
Hugh Donnall aged 26 came Jul 1841 with 273 on the Westminster with Anne Mcnally born Hugh 1847, John 1847
Hugh Donall arrived in Victoria in the year 1841, when he and his wife Ann [nee McNally], and his six month old son Thomas arrived together at Melbourne on the 30th of July, as bounty emigrants, aboard the Westminster, the vessel bringing assisted British emigrants to Victoria through the agency of John Marshall for Messrs Enscoe and James,of Port Phillip.
Donnelly is recorded as an illiterate 26 yo labourer, and his wife Ann as a 20 yo house servant and along with their son Thomas, they are listed as being natives of the county of Armagh.
Also on board the vessel was Donnelly's sister-in-law Ann Fox, formerly Donnelly, nee McDonald, and her husband Hugh Fox, along with Ann Fox's four Donnelly children by her prior marriage to Patrick Donnelly. The Donnelly's are recorded under the surname of Donnell, but Hugh Donnelly later claimed in 1856 that though he arrived under the surname Donnell on the Westminster, his correct name was Donnelly.
James Danaley 29 (single man 11) Farm servant RC neither Waterford, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
James Donelly, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
James Donelly, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Jane Donnilly cleared 3 July 1844 and sailed 4 July from Melbourne, for Sydney and arrived 6 July at Launceston Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Donelly aged 20 came Aug 1844 with 233 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Donnelly arrived 10-Jan 1840 from Launceston 3 Jan, on the Perseverance Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Jan 1840
John Donally Donelly 20 Labourer Co Armagh RC both arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Donnellay, insolvent, advertisement that he intends to apply for Certificate of Relief, a new law passed in Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
John Donelly Insolvency Certificate granted on 1 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 4 Jan 1845
John Donnelly sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
John Donnelly and Elizabeth Dolan born John Thomas 1843, Isabella 1845, Elizabeth 1847,
John Donnelly broker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Donnelly arrived 15 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston sailed 8 June Henry, source local newspapers
Mr Donnelly cleared 8 Aug 1844 and sailed 9 Aug from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 16 Aug Henry, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Donnelly, Intermediate arrived 27 Sep 1842 from Liverpool on the Ocean
Martyn Donnell, and Margaret Green baptised male Andrew at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Narket Crk 1842 # 36549
Mary Donelly wed Henry Hughes in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
William Donellan, House Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Latrobe Ward
William Donellan sworn in as juror for 18 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
William Donnellan Directory 1847 butcher Collins lane
Margaret Donlien, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mary Donellan wed James Allan in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Ann Donellan wed Patrick Maher in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Thomas Donarre and Cath Shanassy baptised Edward 1846
Sally Dongan/Dongall, 17 single female House servant RC reads Limerick arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Richard Donkin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Andrew Donn house Collins st Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr and Mrs Donn and family arrived at Port Phillip 14 Feb 1841 from Hobart on the Flying Squirrel
Peggy Donn 16 (18 single woman) Dairy maid RC reads Kings Co, came 30 Sep 1841 on the Middlesex
Mr W Donner arrived 23 Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 14 April, on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 24 Apr 1840
William Donner source CE sailed from Launceston 7 Mar for Portland, schooner Minerva - source Launceston Courier13 Mar 1843
Mr Donnithorne sailed 13-Jan 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
John Donnithorne List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Donnithorne Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Judge Donnithorne arrived 6-Jul 1840 from Hobart on 28 June on the Lord Sidmonth
Judge Donnithorne (Sydney) sailed 8 Sep 1840 from Port Phillip for Sydney, on the Isabella Watson
Judge Donnithorne Reported Tues 18 Aug 1840 - The Cabin passengers of the Isabella Watson entertained Captain Macdonald,
Judge Donnithorne cleared for Sydney 8 Sep 1840 on the Isabella Watson, see also Sydney Gazette
Judge Donnithorne departed Sydney 10 June 1841 for Port Phillip and Hobart Town on the Sea Horse
James Donnithorne Mount Macedon Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Donithorne, freehold, Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
James Donnithorne freehold Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Judge Donnithorne arrived at Port Phillip 17 Sept 1843 from Sydney on 9 Sep Shamrock
Judge Donnithorne cleared on 29 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 30 Nov for Launceston on the Shamrock , source local newspapers
James Donnithorne, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Donnithorne Owned Property Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
James Donnithorne settler St. Agnes Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
From a web page on Watson's Bay (a swampy area the Judge could not sell) Judge Donnithorne was a seasoned investor in land and the family was settled throughout his lifetime and beyond at Cambridge Hall in Newtown. Here he died in 1852, and here his daughter Eliza was to later gain notoriety as a celebrated recluse. When subdivision got under way, however, many of the old homes, large and small, were demolished. An 1888 advertisement for the final sale of Camden College typified the go-ahead attitude of the 1880's: ".... (Camden College)... is a large massive structure and, if pulled down, the materials will realise a handsome sum. The shrubberies and trees are of mature growth, but all must disappear before the business growth of Newtown... ".
William Donkinson carter wife Jane Mathilda son Samuel James Donkinson born 3 Sep 1839 baptised 1 Dec 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Samuel James Donkinson born 3 Sep 1839 son of William Donkinson and wife Jane Mathilda baptised 1 Dec 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Catherine Donlin/Donlan, 20, 15 g, Housemaid Tipperary RC reads, came May 1840 on the China
Mary Donlan 18 (14 single woman) Housemaid RC neither Cavan, came 17 July 1841 on the England
William Donlan and Margaret Costelloe born Mary 1843, John 1844
Christopher Donley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
David Donlin Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Hugh Donnolly in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843

James Donothon List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office

Mr Donnovan cleared on 6 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 7 Nov for Launceston arrived 8 Nov Shamrock, source local newspapers

Homespace Edward Dogherty space Anne Donoughoe

Elizabeth Janson's web contributions
began 1st Nov, 1998
This page began on 16 July 2007
Updated 17 Aug 2012 - revised to the end of 1844
See my Resume and list of new web addresses.
© Say thanks to