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John Dove arrived at Geelong from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 21 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 23 Jan 1845
John Dore - Dove and Elizabeth Oconnor baptised Mary 1843 died, Mary 1847
William Doe - Dove and Jane Hughes baptised Anna Maria 1844, William 1846 died
William Dove, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Dove labourer South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Dove & Hennessey in a partnership settlers Mount Ararat Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Lieut Doveton arrived 9 May 1840 on the Arab
Stephen Dovey aged 32 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Thomas Dovey aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Margaret Dovin cleared out from Port Phillip 15 August 1843, for Portland Sally Ann
Mary Dowan / Dowal 21 (single woman 17) Dairymaid, RC neither, Waterford, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Alice Dowd arrived 13 August 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier16 Aug 1841
Margaret Dowd 21 half-sister of Michael Lynch (single woman 20) Housemaid, RC reads, Queens Co, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Margaret Dowde wed William Becket/Pickett in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Also Margaret's death 1875 aged 55, she is Odowd, dau of Catherine Bow and Michael Odowd born at Quee...
Margaret Dowd half-sister of Irishman Michael Lynch, entered the hospitality industry by taking a position as a bar maid at the Shamrock Hotel in Little Bourke ST, Melbourne. Michael Lynch, 28 yrs old, shepherd from Queens County, Ireland, acquired the license for the Rising Sun Hotel in Elizabeth St
Maria Dowds wed Thomas Beach in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
James Dowell departing 19 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier22 Feb 1841
Mr R Dowels arrived 23 Mar 1840 on the Lookin
Robert Dowell, and Mary baptised John Robert at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 13033
Frederick Dowenay, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
William Dower Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mr Thomas Dowing arrived 7 Mar 1840 from Launceston on 4 March. on the Fox
W Hy Dowing County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Daniel Douling List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Dowlan and Catherine Davis baptised Thomas 1843
Mrs Dowlan and 2 chn sailed 17 Feb 1844 from Melbourne for Portland, on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
James Dowley 24 (single man 14) Labourer RC Reads Galway, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Dowley witness when Mary Anne Clifford wed 31 May 1842, to Henry Holland
Richard Dowley 27 hus (family 12) Carpenter RC Both Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Jane Dowley 28 wife of Richard (family 12) House keeper RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Margaret Dowley 0 dau of Richard (family 12) 9 months RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Richard Downy - Dowley and Jane Richmond baptised Morris 1842, Mary 1843, Richard 1846, Sophia 1847
Maurice Dowley, died male Melbourne 1842 #127 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Dowly List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Richard Dowley witness when Mary Anne Clifford wed 31 May 1842, to Henry Holland
Richard Dowling Lord Nelson Bourke St Publican's License application refused listed on 18 June 1844
Richard Dowling Lord Nelson Bourke St Publican's License granted till June 1845 listed on 7 May 1844
Richard Dowley - Ordinary Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 07, 1 May 1845
Richard Dowley - Surety for change name from Portland Inn, to be called Shepherds Arms, License held by Robert Taylor Very St. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 25 Nov 1847
Richard Dowley - Portland, Surety for Robert Taylor, Percy St Shepherd's Arms, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Richard Dowley - Portland, Surety for Robert Taylor, Percy St Portland Inn, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 25 Nov 1847
Thomas Dowdle and Isabella baptised George 1840
Maria Dowlin died 1845 Female at Melbourne
Catherine Dowling wed Martin Treacy in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
David Dowling, and Mary Sheehan baptised female Bridget at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 49
HF Dowling on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 18 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
H Dowling on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 92 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
H Dowling on 10 June 1840 purchased 3 town allotments - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Henry Dowling has 4 Deeds 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
Henry Dowling 4 Deeds of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
John Dowling, male wed Margaret Power 1842 #34792 Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
John Dowling and Margaret Power baptised Mary Ann 1843, Adeline 1846
John Dowling, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
John Dowling, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
John Dowling and Margaret Brown baptised Adeline 1844, John 1845
John Dowling wed Mary Walsh in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne baptised John 1846
John Dowling publican Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Dowling alias Dowsing - convict came on the Calcutta 1837, absconded from Public Works, Melb, Apprehension of runaway. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 75, 24 Dec 1841
Michael Dowling, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Mr Dowling Departed from Sydney on 6 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mr Dowling arrived 13 March from Hobart in 1841 Adelaide
Mr Dowling on committee to overse list of Burgesses for Gipps Ward source PPH, 21 Apr 1843
Mr Dowling Gipps Ward to meet at Peter Whelan's "Daniel OConnell" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr P Dowling arrived 6-May 1840 from Hobart on 25 Apr on the Lord Sidmonth
Patrick Dowling List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Richard Dowling and Margaret Brown baptised Richard 1841, Eliza 1843, Richard 1844,
Richard Dowling in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Richard Dowling house off Bourke St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Richard Dowling on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Richard Dowling, House Off Little Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at Peter Whelan, 'Daniel O'Connell'
Richard Dowling, a carpenter The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Dec 1843 granted licence for 'Lord Nelson' from Moses Cromei
R Dowling, in jury for Supreme Court Fri 17 May 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
R Dowling, in jury for Supreme Court Thurs 16 May 1844 to hear 4 small cases. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
Richard Dowling, Bourke St 'Lord Nelson' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
Richard Dowling, license renewed for 'Lord Nelson' Bourke St. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Richard Dowling, died suddenly - is this his son aged 3 yrs?. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Richard Dowling, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Richard Dowling Bourke St Lord Nelson' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Richard Dowling departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth 16 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 Aug 1845
Richard Dowling, jury to hear inquest on death of James Reardon, other driver claimed his horse bolted first, and he could not stop to help injured man. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
Richard Dowling publican Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Searjant Dowling Sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Thomas Dowling arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Fox' 7 Mar 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840
William Dowling, 31 both was Labourer, trained as Rug and mat maker single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 3 Jan 1843, at Southampton, received 27 Jan 1843, at Southampton, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr Kirk Portland Bay district (List a039 and a26)
William Dowling owed 10 pounds wages by insolvent James Dawson. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Sep 1845
William Dowling wed Mary Rooke in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Captain and Mrs Downs arrived 18-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on the Paul Pry
Captain Downes master arrived at Port Phillip 22 Sept 1843 from Launceston on 15 Sep Thompsons
Captain Downes master arrived at Port Phillip 25 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 16 Oct Thomsons
Captain Downes master with Mrs Downes and child arrived at Port Phillip 25 Nov 1843 from Launceston on 16 Nov Thomsons
Captain Downes master with Mrs Downes and child sailed from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 28 Dec Thomsons
Charles Downes arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Flying Fish' 5 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 6 May 1845
Eliza Downes arrived 14 June 1840 from Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Ephraim Down / Dorin 29 hus (family 13) Labourer Prot Both Ashton, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mary Down / Dorin 21 wife of Ephraim (family 13) Housemaid Prot Both Ashton, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Committal in Geelong Advertiser, 23 Aug 1845, Ephraim Downes, assualt with intention to rob, to be imprisoned in Melbourne gaol for 12 months
John Down -, Intermediate, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Down Marrabool St Geelong - Freehold Property Owned Property
John Down -, Intermediate 13, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Down 20 (single man 21) Labourer RC both, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
John Down, 24 single man Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Middlesex
John Down house Market Square Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Downes, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Austin Lane Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Down 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr Downes arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip and Adelaide on the Adelaide
Mr Downes passengers from Sydney Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Mrs Down and child cleared out from Port Phillip 7 Dec 1843 for Launceston arrived 11 Dec Henry
Mr Downes cleared 29 July 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 30 July, for Launceston arrived 1 July, reached Sydney 7 Aug from Launceston on 4th and Boydtown on 6th Shamrock, source local newspapers
Pricilla Down, 24 single woman Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
John Down, and Priscilla baptised Thomas John Boon at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 12951
baptised Thomas John Boon 1842, William 1844, James Edward 1846,
Robert Downes cooper North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Sarah Downes 22 (single woman 13) Cook, RC, London, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Sarah Downes wed James Edgar in 1842 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
William Downs Convict came 5 Aug 1837 on the Calcutta assigned to J G King Esq.
William Downs - Downes wed Mary Mccarthy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong baptised William 1845
Brian Downy 22 (single man 12) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Biddy Downy 20 (single woman 19) House maid RC reads Kings Co, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Bridget Downey wed George William Matthews in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Dewney 28 (11 single woman) Dairy maid RC both Limerick, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
FA Downing imported from Hobart to Port Phillip on the brig 'Julia' sailed 1 Sep 1846 3000 staves - source Hobart Courier5 Sep 1846
George Downy 26 hus (family 9) Labourer Prot both Glasgow, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Jane Downy 22 wife of George (family 9) Labourer Prot both Glasgow, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
George Downey, and Jane Boyle baptised female Rose at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 384
George Downy - Downey and Jane Boyle 22 baptised John 1844, George 1846,
Jane Downey, female wed James Marnell 1842 #35415 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Downie horse-dealer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Downey wed Michael Gerahty in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Richard Downy, and Jane Richmond baptised male Morris at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Geelong 1842 # 81
Mr Downie Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Lookin
Mr Downie cleared 27 July 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 28 July for Hobart, arrived 15 Aug Flying Squirrel, source local newspapers
Thomas Walters Downie - Downie wed Margaret Muir in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Water Downie, and Margaret Muir baptised female Margaret at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 # 776
baptised John 1844, Mary 1846,
Thomas W Downie Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Thomas W Downie Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Thomas W Downie, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Thomas Walters Downie settler Glenfine Wardy Yallock, Source - 1847 Directory
FA Downing imported from Hobart to Port Phillip on the brig 'Julia' sailed 1 Sep 1846 3000 staves - source Hobart Courier5 Sep 1846
George C Downing Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
George Downing List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George C Downing, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
George Cornwallis Downing, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
G.C Downing settler Black Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
John Downing Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mr J Downing with wife and child Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Skene
Mr Downing Departed from Hobart on 26 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Robert Downing, 28 hus Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Sophia Downing, 27 wife Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Sophia Downing, 8, Robert Downing, 7 and Heny Downing, 5 Bounty immigrant arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Robert Downing hairdresser Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Downing wed 1846 #1936 to Anne Morrow at Presbyterian church Geelong - Ann Morrow is also recorded as Anne Morragh 18 single woman number 37, General servant Prot reads Fermanagh, employed by Capt Cole, Melb arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
William Hackett Downing christened 1847 #21897 at Christ Church, Geelong, Church of England, son of Ann and William Downing, born at Leigh River,
Thomas Downing son of Ann and William christened 1851 #22714 born at Kildare and christened at Christ Church, Church of England, Geelong
Geo Downing son of Ann Mirrow and William 1855 #10474 born at Ballarat
This is Ann's death - Anne Downing 1824 - 1888 #12059 aged 64, dau of Morrow, died at Ballarat
Captain Thomas Downes arrived 14-Jan 1840 from Launceston 31 Dec on the Thomas
Captain Downes and wife arrived 21-Mar 1840 from Launceston on 15 Mar, on the Paul Pry
Mr Downes arrived 14 June 1840 from Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Mr Downes arrived 12 May 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May on the Caroline
Mrs Downes arrived 2 Sep 1841 in Hobart from Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mrs Downs and child cleared out from Port Phillip 8 Dec 1843 for Sydney Thompsons
Sarah Downs, female wed James Edgar 1842 #35434 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Downs, aged 1 month, 5 days, son of Thomas Downs and Susan Oneil of Launceston, born 4 May 1841 baptised on 9 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are Joseph Owens and Ann Kennedy - see my Chapman page for this event
James Dowsett wed Mary Cann in 1845 at Church of England
James Dowsett died 1864 #7902 aged 64 and Mary Dowsett died 1868 #4977 aged 45, dau of Robert Cann of London
James Dowsett, convict came 15 Nov 1836 on the Lady Nugent, 5' 7" tall, aged 34, Farm labourer, from Boreham Essex, (near Chelmsford) 7 years, assigned to Mr Wm Jony, Launceston, see Conduct record, and Disposal record, and his description
Son Thomas Dowsett when aged 29 came Feb 1861 on the Norfolk with wife Mary Ann aged 30, Hannah 8, Thomas 3, Ellen a year and Selina infant
Mr Dowsett departed Sydney 14 Aug 1841 for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Miss Dowsett sailed 30 Oct 1844 from Launceston for Portland Minerva, source local newspapers
Jane Dowsey 20 (single woman 17) Housemaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth

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