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Esther Drogace, mother of Esther King born 1 June 1841 dau of William King - see my Chapman page for details of this event
John Druce aged 21 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
R Druit, jury to hear inquest on death of Ward Cole Verdict - accidental death. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Jan 1846
Ellen Drumgool 23 (single woman 9) House servant RC reads Dublin, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Ellen Drumgoold wed William Stewart in 1845 at Roman Catholic
John Drummie in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Alexander Drummond Departed from Launceston on 22 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the John Dunscombe
Alexander Drummond overseer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Ann Drummond Departed from Launceston on 22 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the John Dunscombe
Ann Drummond Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
D Drummond, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
David Drummond Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Eliza Drummond 18 (single woman 25) Nurse Maid Prot Reads Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mr F and Mr J Drummond 28 Dec 1840 cleared for Hobart town on the Midlothian
Francis Drummond, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
James Drummond and Mary baptised John 1841, George Peter 1842, Mary Jane 1845 died, Christian 1846 died J.P
Directory 1847 surgeon Portland Magistrate of Portland Page 5, 11 Jan 1846
James Drummond, and Mary baptised male George Peter at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 # 814
James Drummond, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
James Drummond freehold Collins St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Drummond freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
James Drummond, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
James Drummond Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Drummond, Merri Creek 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 Drummond, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Dr Drummond with 2 chn departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Providence' 3 Nov 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
James Drummond Owned Property Doctors Feb 1 1847 Portland Percy St Portland - House & Land Merri Merri Creek - Freehold Property
James J.P Drummond surgeon Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr John Drummond arrived in Hobart 7 Jan 1841 from Leith via Port Phillip, Midlothian
John Drummie List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Drummie arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Flying Fish' 20 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 24 June 1845
J Drummond and P Drummond Partnership general merchants Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mary Drummond 19 single woman after 8, ineligible 2) Housemaid Prot reads Co Canarv, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mary Drummond wed James Stubelday in 1843 at Presbyterian Geelong
M Drummond, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Mr and Mrs Drummond Cabin passengers arrived 1 Nov 1840 from Greenock on the Martin Luther
Mr Drummond arrived 13 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Midlothian arrived 13 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Midlothian
Mr and Mrs Drummond, and child, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr Drummond Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Mr Drummond arrived at Port Phillip 17 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 1 Nov Lord Keane
Mr Drummond arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Peter Drummond, 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
Peter Drummond, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Peter Drummond freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Peter Drummond, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Peter Drummond Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Peter Drummond, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Peter Drummond, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Peter Drummond Owned Property Merri Merri Creek - Freehold Property Corio & Yarra Sts Geelong - House & Land
P Drummond and J Drummond general merchants Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr W Drumand departed 20 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier26 July 1841
Drummond &Co in a partnership grocers Yarra street North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
James Drunis / Druries 35 hus of Mary Ann (family 11) Labourer Prot neither Cornwall, employed by F Leardit Beach arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mary Anne Drunis / Druries 25 wife of James (family 11) Prot neither Cornwall arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Richard Dry Esq., sailed 4 August 1843 from Launceston for Portland, Socrates
Mr R Dry Esq. sailed from Launceston 26 Aug 1843 for Portland Minerva
Mr R Dry Esq sailed 23 Sep from Launceston for Portland Minerva
Mr R Dry sent 15 head cattle, 50 sheep arrived at Launceston 23 Oct 1843 from Portland and Port Fairy, Minerva
Richard Dry, granted depasturing license for Portland Bay for March 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
R Dry, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844 Dunscomb
Captain Dryden master Arrived at Launceston 22 July 1839 from Port Phillip on the Perseverance
Captain Dryden arrived 9-Jan 1840 from Launceston last Monday, on the Perseverance
Captain Dryden master, arrived 23 Jan 1841 at Melbourne from Hobart town on the Adelaide
Captain Dryden master cleared 9 August 1841 from Port Phillip for London Adelaide

David Dryden arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
Edward Dryden Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Edward Dryden wed Ann Robertson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Thomas 1844, Margaret Thomson 1845, William John 1847,
Edward Dryden, to support building of one church in Mount Macedon and supporting it while they live in the area. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 May 1844
Edward Dryden, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Edward Dryden, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Edward Dryden settler Kilmore Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dryden departed 26 Mar 1841 from Launceston and arrived 29 May 1841 at Port Phillip, William Hughes
Mr Dryden arrived 6 August 1841 at Port Phillip Diana
Mr Dryden Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 March 1843 for Launceston, Henry
Dryden and Peters Partnership Mount Macedon Ranges Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Dryden & Peters in a partnership settlers Mount Macedon Ranges, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Dryer arrived 17 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Challenger
R Drynan Portland Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark for 1 to 30 July1843
R Drynan Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
Thomas Dryden Sailed from Launceston 1 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, on the John
Miss Ann Drysdale Passengers, Cabin arrived 15 March 1840 from Leith on the Indus
Ann Drysdale had owned farming property in Scotland prior to migrating for health reasons to Port Phillip where she arrived in March, 1840. Miss Drysdale and her business partner, Miss Caroline Elizabeth Newcomb, had a licence to occupy 'Boronggoop', a "squatting" run situated between the Barwon River and Corio Bay, which was later extended to Leep Leep near Lake Connewarre.
Miss Ann Drysdale South Corio Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
In 1843 these ladies obtained a lease of Coriyule (sometimes spelt Coryule) in the district now known as Drysdale but previously known as McLeod's Waterholes and Bellerine.
Ann Drysdale Corio and Kardinia Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Ann Drysdale, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Corio and Kardinia St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Drysdale & Newcombe in a partnership the Misses settlers Barwon River, Source - 1847 Directory
In 1848 they were able to purchase 1,357 acres (approximately 550 hectares) which included Coriyule on which the still existing stone homestead was constructed in 1849.
Anne Drysdale died in 1853 at the age of 61 years.
Christina Drysdale 27 (single woman 11) Housemaid Prot both Glasgow, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Christina Drysdale wed John Henderson in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
David Drysdale 21 (single man 17) Labourer, Presbyterian both, Stirling, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
David Drysdale Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr Robert Drysdale departed 10 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier14 June 1841
shared Drysdale and Newcombe Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Captain Drysden master Arrived at Launceston on 14 May 1839 from Port Phillip on the John Dunscomb
Mr Dubois, cleared 16 Aug 1842 for Singapore via Sydney. on the Platina
James Benjamin Ducat wed Alicia Forsyth in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong baptised Fanny Margaret 1845, Catherine 1847
James Duck 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 Duck 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
James Duckett List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Dack - Duck and Ann baptised Arthur 1845, Jessy Ann 1846
Joseph Duckers, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Harry Duckes wed Ann Manning in 1845 at Roman Catholic
James Ducat / Duckett 25 (single man 9) Labourer, Prot both, Forfarshire, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
John Duckworth Departed from Launceston 2 Sep 1837 for Port Philip on the Domain
William Ducy - convict came on the Wm Ludlaw 1837, absconded from Capt Simpson, Melb, Apprehension of runaway. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 75, 27 Sep 1841
Ann Dudden wed George Gill in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
Mr Dudge, Geelong, employed Fanny Ann Burns who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mrs Dudgeon Arrived 22 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Liverpool 16 Sep, Statesman
Mrs Dudgen/Sudgen cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 25 Dec Midlothian
Arcbibald Dudgeon settler Bunninyong, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Dudley Loddon River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Wellington Dudley, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Mr Dudzeen (Cabin) came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
John Duel mariner Victoria Place, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Duell, male wed Mary Santry 1842 #5a Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Robert Duell - Duell and Mary baptised Henry 1844, William 1847
Mr Charles Durdin - Duenlin (13 on list) Cabin, came 28 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Charles Duerdin, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
John Duerdin advertised Port Phillip Herald, 5 Nov 1841, now residing in Melbourne and about to move to Coria, one of the Attornies of Queens Bench, Westminster, England, is qualified and applies to be an Attorney, Solicitor, And Proctor.
John Duerdin general dealer Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Duerdin and Jane Eliza baptised Anna 1841 (born 12 June 1841), John Robinson 1845, Katherine 1847,
there are records of him travelling on the cutters "Governor La Trobe" and "Alice" in May and June 1841, between Melbourne and Geelong
John Duerdin, Esq. 10 Election of Assessors for Lonsdale Ward source PPH 3 Mar 1843
J Duerdin Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
John Duerdin office Collins st also has vote in another Ward Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Duerdin house Flinders Lane also has vote in another Ward LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Duerdin solicitor Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
John Duerdin, House Flinders St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
John Duerdin donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
Owned Property Attorneys, Solicitors, And Proctors. Pentridge - Freehold Property
Robert Duerdon aged 26 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Sandy/Alexander Duff 27 hus (8 family) Labourer RC Both Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Duff 25 wife of Sandy (8 family) Housekeeper RC Neither Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Sandy Duff Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Sandy/Alexander Duff 27 hus (family 8) Labourer RC Both Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Duff 25 wife of Sandy (family 8) Housekeeper RC Neither Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Alexander Duff and Mary Nixon baptised Elizabeth 1844, Jane 1847
Sandy Duff List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Ann Duffy 19 (single woman 17) House maid RC reads Scotland, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Anne Duffy 23 (single woman 7 ) Dairy maid Prot reads Antrim, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Ann Duffy - Duff wed John Hopgood in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Anne Duffy, female wed Benjamin Hinchcliff 1842 #35416 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Bridget Duffy - Duff wed John Williams in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Bridget Duffy 22 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Captain Duff master Departed from Launceston 15 May 1837 for Port Phillip on the Africaine
Captain Duff master Arrived at Launceston 5 June 1837 from Port Phillip on the Africaine
Eliza Duffy 22 (single woman 13) House Servant RC Reads Cavan, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Duff 36 hus (family 18) Labourer Prot Both Co. Tyrone, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Elizabeth Duff 31 wife of James (family 18) House Maid Prot Both Co. Tyrone, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Catherine Duff 12, Isabella Duff 10, Mary Jane Duff 8 and James Duff 6 son of James (family 18) came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
James Duff and Elizabeth baptised John Alexander 1845
Directory 1847 fellmonger South Yarra Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Duff 21 hus (family 16) Labourer Prot Both Co. Armagh, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Sarah Duff 25 wife of James (family 16) House Maid Prot Both Co. Armagh, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Elizabeth Duff 2 dau of James (family 16) died on the Frankfield
James Duff and Sarah 25 baptised Elizabeth 1843
Directory 1847 blacksmith Wannoon River Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
James Duff 20 hus (family 13) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Catherine Duff 21 wife of James (family 13) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Duff and Catherine 21 baptised James 1843, Catherine 1847
Directory 1847 settler River Plenty Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
James Duff, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
James Duff, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
James Duffies - Duff and Margaret Gleeson baptised Margaret 1847
Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
James Duff blacksmith Wannoon River, Source - 1847 Directory
James Duff fellmonger South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
James Duff settler River Plenty county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
John Duffy 26 (single man 22) Labourer RC reads, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
John Duffy - Duff died 1847 Male aged 33 at Melbourne
John Duff aged 15 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Duffin - Duff aged 16 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John James Duff and Mary baptised John James 1844
Mary Duffy - Duff aged 18 came Aug 1845 with 411 on the Cataraqui
Mary Duffey, 16 single woman Farm servant RC both Westmeath came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Mary Duffy 18 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Michael Duffey, 30 single man Shepherd RC both Westmeath came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Michael Duffey - Duff wed Mary Mcelroy in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr Duff arrived 15-Dec 1840 from Portland Bay on the Blossom
Mr Duff cleared out from Port Phillip 8 Sept 1843 for Portland and Port Fairy, Jemima
Patrick Duffey, 33 hus Shepherd RC both Westmeath came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Biddy Duffey, 28 wife of Patrick Farm servant RC reads Westmeath came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Mary Duffey, 2 dau of Patrick RC Westmeath came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Patrick Duffy, died 30 male Melbourne 1842 #38437 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Duffy, died 7m female Melbourne 1842 #38438 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Duffy, and Bridget Clavin baptised male Patrick at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 247
Directory 1847 publican Merri Creek
Peter Duff, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Robert Duff and Ann Mary baptised Matilda 1843, David Erskine 1846
Robert Duff/Duffy, Plenty Rd 'Pilgrim Inn' granted Wine and Beer license. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Apr 1844
Robert Duff granted River Plenty annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Robert Duff, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Robert Duff publican Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Sarah Duff 22 (single woman 26) Farm Servant RC Neither Co. Kildare, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Sarah Duffe wed Patrick Keegan in 1845 at Roman Catholic
William Duff 24 (single man 6) Smith Prot both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Duff 21 hus (family 11) Labourer Prot both Galway came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Duff 22 wife of William (family 11) came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
William Duff and Mary baptised Margaret Low 1845
Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mr W Duff as Steerage passenger came 15 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Anne,
William Duff died 1845 Male aged 45 at Melbourne
Mr W Duff Passengers Cabin listed on the Anne arrived 15 Dec 1840
William Duff 20 (single man 9) Brick maker, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
William Duff cleared on 23 Sep 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 27 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
William Duff 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
William Duffy 32 hus (family 15) Bootmaker, RC, both, Ireland, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Jane Duffy 36 wife of William (family 15) School mistress RC, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
John Duffy 0 son of William (family 15) not Bounty RC, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
William Duffy and Jane baptised William Bailey Duffy 1841
William Duffey Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
William Duffy shoemaker Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory

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