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Honora Dwan / Divan 24, (single woman 9) Laundry maid, RC Reads Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Honora Dwan - Doran wed Timothy Corcoran in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Catherine Dwire 22 (17 single woman) Housemaid RC reads Waterford, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Anne Dwyer 22 (single woman 19) House Servant Prot Reads Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Ann Dwyer wed Joseph Browne in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Anthony Dwyer / Dunn 24 (single man 16) Shepherd, RC both, Co Mayo, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Anthony Dwyer wed Eliza Kirvin in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Anthony Dwier, and Eliza Kerriwan baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Newtown 1842 # 36532
baptised Thomas 1842, William 1844, Mary Anne 1846,
A Dwyer, exported 17 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
Anthony Dwyer, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Bartholomew Dyer, male wed Honora Oshea 1842 #35535 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Bartholomew Dyer carter Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Dwyer 22 (single woman 13) Housemaid, RC both, Hglenoully, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Catherine Dwyer / Dwire 28 (single woman 10) Dairy maid RC both Limerick, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Catherine Dwire / Dwire 22 (single woman 17) Housemaid RC reads Waterford, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Catherine Dwyer / Dwyer 26, (single woman 8) Farm servant, RC Reads Co Limerick, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Catherine Dwyer 18 (single woman 20) House Servant RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Catherine Dwyer wed John Hogan in 1842 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Catherine Dwyer, female wed Daniel Sweeny 1842 #35523 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Dwyer, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Catherine Dwyer wed Patrick Wheylan in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Cornelious Dwyer 28 (single man 17) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Cornelius Dwyer 27 hus (family 17) Carpenter RC Both Tipperary, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Jane Dwyer 26 wife of Cornelius (family 17) Servant RC Both Tipperary, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Patrick Dywer 2 and Mary Ann Dwyer 3 months dau of Cornelius born on voyage (family 17) came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Cornelius Dwier/Corn Dwyer, and Jane Bowry baptised female Matilda at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 351
Cornelius Dwyer farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Daniel Dwyer, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Edmond Dwyer 20 (single man 16) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Ellen Dwyer 21 (single woman 12) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ellen Dwyer wed Richard Leahy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Ellen Dwyer 18 (single woman 28) House Servant RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Ellen Dwyer wed Thomas Collins in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Ellen Collins nee Dwyer died 1881 #9951 at Colac aged 58 dau of Ann Splaine and Pat Dwyer, which computes to birth year 1823. In 1841 she would be about 18.
George Dyer / Dwyer 21 (single man 8) Labourer Prot both Gloucestershire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
George Dwyer / Dyer 27, (single man 10) Labourer, RC both Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
George Dyer Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
George Dyer Dwyer, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
George Dwyer, exported 6 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
George Dyer Dwyer, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Henry Dwyer in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Henry Dwyer Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Henry Dwyer, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Henry Dwyer, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Henry Dwyer departed from Port Phillip for London on the barque 'Vixen' 5 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 8 Apr 1845
Henry Dwyer, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Henry Dwyer, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Henry Dwyer and Catherine baptised John Henry 1846
Henry Dwyer settler Victoria Valley Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Hugh Dyer wed Mary Kavanagh in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne Convict came on the Mangles assigned to W Lythgow Esq.
J K. Dwyeiar - Dwyer Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Dwyer 29 Sept 1836 constable came via HMS Rattlesnake
James Dwyer 32 hus (family 11) Farm Servant both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Julia Dwyer 18 wife of James (family 11) Farm Servant both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
James Dwyer, and Julia Ryan baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 36332
Mary Dwyer, died day female Melbourne 1842 #38310 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Dwyer, died 2 male Melbourne 1842 #38346 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Dwyer and Julia Ryan baptised Edward 1846
Jeremiah Dwyer wed Mary Obrien in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong baptised Bridget 1844, John 1845, Jeremiah 1846,
Jeremiah Dwyer List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Jeremiah Dwyer, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Dwyer 20 (Single man 17) Labourer Prot reads Tipperary, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
John Dwyer 23 (single man 14) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Dyer 36 hus (family 16) Labourer RC neither Bristol, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Grace Dyer 32 wife of John (family 16) House Keeper, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Maria Dyer 12, Esther Dyer 9, Peter Dyer 6, Hanah Dyer 3 and Infant Dyer 0 son of John born on board (family 16) born on board, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
John Dwyer, and Grace Bull baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 24
John Dwyer and Grace Bull baptised John 1844, Daniel 1847,
John Dwyer departed 28 Feb 1844 for Sydney and landed at Boyd town on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Dyer Dwyer, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
John Dwyer carter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Dyer Dwyer arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Judy Dwyer 26 (single woman 27) House Maid RC Reads Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Judith Dwyer wed Arthur Finnigan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Margaret Dwyer 21 (single woman 20) Dairy maid, RC reads, Tipperary, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache may be sister of Thomas
Margaret Dwyer 24 (single woman 17) Farm Servant RC neither Tipperary, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Margaret Dwyer wed Michael Connors in 1842 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Margaret Dwyer wed 29 May 1842 to Michael Connors witnesses Denis Moroney, Mark H Bodecen and Mary Moloney 1842 #261 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong by Rev Michael Stephens
Margaret Dwyer wed Thomas Harrington in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Margaret Dwyer wed John Ryan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Margaret Dwyer, female wed Michael Connor 1842 #35468 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Martin Dyer cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 and Departed 7 Nov 1843 for Valparaso with part of original cargo, on the Margaret Connell
Mary/Margaret Dwyer 20 (Single woman 19) Laundress RC neither Tipperary, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mary Dwyer 20 (single woman 19) House maid RC reads Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mary Dwyer 20 (single woman 22) House Servant RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Dwyer 25 (single woman 29) House Servant RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Dwyer 29 (single woman 21) Farm Servant RC Reads Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Dwyer wed Peter Leydon in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Dwyer, female wed John Duggan 1842 #35414 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Dwyer 3 July 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mary Dwyer wed John Carey in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mary Dwyer wed Thomas Flaherty in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Ann Dwyer wed Robert Harrison in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Ann Dwyer and 3 chn arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier10 Jan 1842
Matthew Dwyer 22 (single man 18) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Matthew Dwyer Arrived 31 Jan 1843 in Launceston from Portland, the schooner Minerva
Mathew Dwyer cleared 4 Sep 1844 and sailed 5 Sep from Melbourne for Port Adelaide arrived 14 Sep Hawk, source local newspapers
Mathew Dwyer List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Dwyer 32 hus (family 8) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Catherine Dwyer 32 wife of Michael (family 8) RC both Tipperary, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Michael Dwyer 31 hus (family 7) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Ellenor Dwyer 28 wife of Michael (family 7) Housekeeper RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Patrick Dwyer 5, Wm Dwyer 3 and John Dwyer 2 son of Michael (family 7) RC Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Michael Dwyer and Ellenor Mccarthy baptised Honora 1841, Mary 1843, Michael 1846, Bridget 1847
Michael Dwyer 29 hus (family 9) Labourer RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Catherine Dwyer 25 wife of Michael (family 9) Housekeeper RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Michael Dwyer and Catherine Sullivan baptised Catherine 1843, Cornelius 1845
Michael Dwyer, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Michael Dwier List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Dwyer labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Dwyer arrived 19 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch

Mr Dyer with wife and 3 chn cleared 25 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney on the Christina, source local newspapers
Nancy Dwyer 17 (single woman 22) Nurse Maid RC Reads Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Patrick Dwyer 21 (Single man 16) Labourer Prot reads Tipperary, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Patrick Dwyer 22 (single man 13) Labourer Prot both Tipperary, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Patrick Dwyer 25 (single man 19) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Phillip Dwyer, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Thomas Dwyer 28 hus (family 8) Cooper, RC both, Tipperary, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Catherine Dwyer 24 wife of Thomas (family 8) Housemaid, RC reads, Tipperary, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Thomas Dwyer and Catherine Rennan 24 baptised Margaret 1841, Anne 1844, Edward 1846,
Thomas Dwyer 32 hus (family 10) Stonemason, RC both, Rossamnon, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Marianne Dwyer 28 wife of Thomas (family 10) Dressmaker, RC both, Rossamnon, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
John Dwyer 8, Maria Dwyer 7 and Eliza Dwyer 5 dau of Thomas (family 10) RC, Rossamnon, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Thomas Dwyer 28 (single man 15) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Thomas Dwyer witness at wedding of Sutherland John Bradshaw wed 8 May 1842 to Ellen Jones at Melb and Geelong Roman Catholic Church
Thomas Dwyer in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Thomas Dwyer List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Dwyer wed Margaret Connnell in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne baptised Thomas 1844, Catherine 1846
Thomas Dwyer Seaman (crew 13) arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Thomas Dwyer, County of Bourke monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Thomas Dwyer farmer and woodcutter Gardiner's Creek county Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Dwyer labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Dwyer 24 hus of Delia (family 9) Coachmaker, Prot both, Co Longford, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Delia Dwyer 24 wife of William (family 9) Milliner, Prot both, Co Longford, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
William Dwyer and Delia Directory 1847 coachsmith off Bourke lane
William Dwyer wed Mary Curtin in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne baptised John 1844 died, Mathew 1845
William Dwyer and Mary Cotter baptised Bridget 1846
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
William Dwyer 24 (single man 20) Labourer RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
William Dwyre - Dwyer and Dorothea Featherston baptised Dorathe 1847
William Dwyre farmer Heidleberg, Source - 1847 Directory
William Dwyer coachsmith off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Winifred Dwyer 15 (single woman 30) House Servant RC Reads Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Robert Dyason wed Christina Murray in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Dye 26 hus of Mary (family 09) Labourer Prot both Cambridge arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mary Dye 27 wife of Thomas (family 09) Prot both Cambridge arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Moses Dye 5 and Charlotte Dye 2 dau of Thomas (family 09) Prot Cambridge arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Thomas Dye and Mary Ann baptised William 1845, George 1847
James Dyell, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
Dyer see Dwyer
Ann Dygett 21 (single woman 16) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Mr Dykes Departed from Hobart on 30 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
John Dykes wed Mary Savage in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne baptised Henry 1841, John 1845, Mary 1847,
Mary Dykes Female dau of J aged 21 (days?) died 1847 at Melbourne
John Dykes in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
John Dykes, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
John Dykes cook and waiter off Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Dykes departed 29 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Mary
John Dyson 36 hus (family 9) Blacksmith Prot both Yorkshire, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Ruth Dyson 33 wife of John (family 9) Housemaid Prot both Yorkshire, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
James Dyson 7 and Sarah Dyson 2 dau of John (family 9) Prot Yorkshire, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr J Dyson source MT, 14 Jan 1843, Depasturing Licences in Portland Bay
John Dyson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
John Dyson Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Margaret Dyson arrived 29 Oct 1844 at Launceston from Portland Essington, source local newspapers
Thomas Dyster departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 24 May 1841
Mrs Dyster and 2 chn departed 23 June 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 28 June 1841
Thomas Dyster and Kezia baptised Mary Ann 1841
Thomas Dyster sawyer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory

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