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Alexander Fife in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Alexander Fife List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
David Fife arrived 2 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 28 Aug Tamar, source local newspapers
Antonio Figara, died 40 male Mtba 1842 #307 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Figg From Launceston Arrived at Port Phillip 7 April 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 5 Apr Sea Horse
William Figg and Elizabeth baptised William John 1843, Alfred 1845
James Filan and Bridget Licet baptised Ann 1845
Wessels Figeland, came on the Pekoe Ticket of Leave at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
John Filgate County Bourke License to take timber for month of Feb 1844
John Filgate and Ann Mary baptised Henry 1844, William Isaac 1844, Charles 1846 died
John Filgate, County Bourke Timber License for 1-31 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 10 May 1844
John Filgate, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
John Filgate private watchman off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Fillanes 37 hus (family 23) Labourer Prot Both Antrim, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Nancy Fillanes 35 wife of John (family 23) House Servant Prot Both Antrim, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Anne Fillanes 11, Jane Fillanes 11, Elizabeth Fillanes 9, Rosey Fillanes 7 and Nancy Fillanes 3 dau of John (23 family) Prot Antrim, came 7 June 1841 on the Frankfield
George Fillingham aged 23 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Arthur Finagan 20 (Single man 21) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Arthur Finagan wed Judith Dwyer in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne baptised Owen 1845, John 1847
Directory 1847 labourer Cheetham's lane
Elizabeth Linnet / Finch 19 (single woman 53) Housemaid, RC both, Co Dublin, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Henry Finch, Crew drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Mr J Finch arrived at Port Phillip 6 Sept 1843 Adelaide
James Finch Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Jean Finch, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Mr Finch Cabin (3 on list), came 13 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mr Finchom/Fincham Arrived at Port Phillip 15 May 1843 from London and Plymouth 19 Jan and cleared out from Port Phillip 6 June 1843 for Sydney and arrived 13 June Parkfield
Anne Fincher 21 (single woman 13) Housemaid Prot reads Buckinghamshire, employed by John Foord arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
CD Findlay, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Captain D Findlay Ship's Master sailed 30-Apr 1840 for Launceston on the Boujah Maiden
James Findlay, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
James Findlay, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Robert Findlay, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
William and Mrs Findlay, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
Graham Findlayson, and Isabella baptised male John at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 # 839
Graham Finlayson, House Russell St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Graham Findlayson and Isabella baptised Christina Mcdonald 1846
Directory 1847 grocer Collins lane
Honora Finigan 20 (single woman 20) House Servant RC neither Limerick, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
John Finigan List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Finnerty - Finerty and Anne Kelly baptised John 1842, Frances 1846
James Finerty - Finerty wed Mary Ann Clemmins in 1845 at Church of England
Thomas Finesoy 28 hus (family 14) Farm Servant RC Both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Ally Finesoy 28 wife of Thomas (family 14) Farm Servant RC neither Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Thomas Finesoy and Alice Condon 28 baptised Bridget 1842, John 1844, David 1847
Arthur Finigan labourer Cheetham's lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Finigan, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
C W Finlay came Aug 1845 with 411 Crew on the Cataraqui
Ellen Finlay 19 (single woman 27) Housemaid RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
F Finlay Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
George Finlay 23 hus (family 22) Labourer Prot Both Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Marianne Finlay 20 wife of George (family 22) House Maid Prot Both Tyrone Co., came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
George Finlay and Marianne baptised William 1841, George 1843
George Finley water carrier Little Brunswick st. Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
H. S. Finley Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847
Henry I Finlay came Jan 1841 with 205 on the Salsette
Isabella Findlay - Finlay wed William Howard in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Finlay 16 son of Robert (family 11) Prot reads Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Janet/Mary Finlay 23 (single woman 16) Housemaid Prot reads Renfrew, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Janet Finley List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Janet Finlay wed Richard Leigh in 1846 at Presbyterian Geelong
John Finlay 31 hus (family 17) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Margaret Finlay 31 wife of John (family 17) Housemaid, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Honoria Finlay 0 dau of John born on board (family 17) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
John Finley violinist Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Finlay, Crew drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Finley master arrived 28 Feb 1841 from London via Launceston, Tasmania on the Thomas Crisp
Maria Finlay 22 House servant Ayr, employed by Mr Stafford Williamstown, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Mary Ann Finlay 18 (single woman 22) General servant RC reads Monaghan Left on her own resources arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mary Ann Finlay wed Michael Campbell in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mr Finlay, Cabin arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith on the William Nicholl
Mr Finley Arrived at Port Phillip 11 April 1843 from London 11 Nov and Portsmouth 6 Dec and Cleared out from Port Phillip 25 April 1843 for Sydney arrived 8 May Enmore
Robert Finlay 39 hus (family 11) Joiner Prot both Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Susan Finlay 36 wife of Robert (family 11) housemaid Prot reads Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Joseph Finlay 14, Jane Finlay 12, Susan Finlay 10, Robert Finlay 8, Louisa Finlay 5, and Henry Finlay 0 son of Robert (11 family) Prot Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Robert Finlay carpenter Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Hudson Findlay and Janet Findlay baptised Hudson Edward 1843
Robert Finley, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Thomas Finley labourer Little Brunswick st. Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
William Finlay 18 son of Robert (single man 4) Joiner Prot neither Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Graham Finlayson House Russell St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Graham Finlayson, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Graham Finlayson, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Graham Finlayson, vendor of bread, charged 5/- for short weight. Baker was charged 40/-. Source - Melbourne Courier 19 Jan 1846
Graham Finlayson, 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
Graham Finlayson grocer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Finlayson and 3 chn cleared on 3 Dec 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 4 Dec for Hobart arrived 11 Dec on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Dr William Finlayson - Surg Supt (Staff 2) came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Bridget Finn/ Terry 21, Single woman 39, Laundress Galway RC neither, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Bridget Finn wed William Ross in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Daniel Finn and Hanna baptised William 1847
David Finn wed Elizabeth Mansfield in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Edmund Finn 20 (single man 14) Labourer RC reads Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Edmund Finn, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Edmund Finn reporter to P. P. Herald Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Edmund Finn arrived in Melbourne in 1841 and began writing colourful descriptions of life in early Melbourne under the pseudonym of Garryowen
Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835-51 This publication is a unique and interesting history of early Melbourne (1835-1851) in the form of detailed and intriguing stories and anecdotes, written by Edmund Finn (“Garryowen”) in 1888. 50 years after the events he describes!!
The two volumes of the book are structured as 68 chapters covering subjects such as: the beginnings of Melbourne, the official development of the municipality and it’s government, religious denominations, institutions, companies and infrastructure. It also includes anecdotes from and about the gold era, separation from New South Wales, early executions, bushrangers, Black Thursday and many other historical places, events and people of early Melbourne. Illustrations of people and places are scattered throughout both volumes. Interesting and easy to read, this collection of excerpts from Melbourne’s history will prove useful to those interested in the early history of Victoria and Melbourne as well as to those with early Melbourne ancestors.
Ellen Finn, female wed John Obryan 1842 #35424 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Hannah Finn, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
James Finn, died 35 male Chelsworth 1842 #3682 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Finn - Chief Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, page 03, 31 Mar 1842
Jeremy Finn - Flinn 22 (18 single man) Farm Servant RC both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Jeremy Finn wed Margaret Dignum in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Jeremiah Fynan - Flynn and Margaret Dignan baptised Bridget 1844, Maria 1845, Helen 1847
Jeremiah Finn, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Finn 35 hus (family 23) Labourer RC both Templederry, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Ellen Finn 33 wife of John (family 23) House Keeper RC both Templederry, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Laurence/Samuel Finn 8 son of John (family 23) RC Templederry, came 17 July 1841 on the England
John Finn - householder, call to elect new Belfast Road trustees. Source:- Gov Gazette, Page 1841, 7 Aug 1854
John Finn Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
John Finn publican Mount Sturgeon Grampians, Source - 1847 Directory
J Finn see Finn W. & J. in a partnership brewers Belfast Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Finn 15 dau of William (single woman 22) House maid RC reads Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Michael Finn 38 hus of Margaret (family 11) Stonemason Prot both Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Margaret Finn 36 wife of Michael (family 11) Prot both Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Bridget Finn 11 dau of Michael (family 11) Prot both Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Micheal Finn Directory 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 mason, off Bourke lane
Patrick Finn 19 (single man 13) Labourer RC reads Galway, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Patrick Fenn / Finn 25, (single man 13) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
Patrick Finn, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Patrick Finn List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Patrick Finn Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Finn wed Sarah Smith in 1844 at Presbyterian Portland baptised Mary Jane 1846
Thomas Finn, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Julia St Portland Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Thomas Finn and Margaret Burrow baptised Anastatia 1845
Thomas Finn - Chief Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 05, 1 May 1843
Chief Constable Finn was able to save Captain Fawthrop Portland Mercury 20 Nov reported 'Severe storm at Portland' wrecks the Elizabeth, the Sally Ann, and a boat from the Minerva which attempted rescue. News 30 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Thomas Finn - Chief Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 07, 1 May 1845
Thomas Finn - Chief Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
Thomas Finn - Surety for transfer of license for Woodford Inn, from Conway Ferrors Woodford on the Glenelg to Thomas C Strachan. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Thomas Finn - Surety for transfer of license for Britannia Inn, from Robert Herbertson Julia St to John Leahey. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Thomas Finn - Portland, Surety for TC Strachan, Woodford on Glenelg Woodford Inn, 1 July 1849\8 to 30 June 1849. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 81, 5 May 1848

Directory 1847 Owned Property Portland Police Chief Constable Portland - Freehold Property
Thomas Finn chief constable Portland Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
William Finn 39 hus (family 13) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Catherine Finn 38 wife of William (family 13) Farm servant RC both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Honora Finn 12 and William Finn 7 son of William (family 13) RC Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
William Finn aged 39 came Jul 1841 with 258 on the Royal Saxon with Catherine 38, Edmund 20, Patrick 19, Mary 15, Honora 12, Wm 7, brewers, Belfast, Port Fairy Edmond Finn kept a diary. He recorded
1841. Sunday 7th March Left Cordangan for Cork about 9 oclock this evening en route for Melbourne (Port Phillip) and arrived in Cork in the afternoon of the following day
Embarked today in Royal Saxon Cove Harbour, having travelled from Cork in Sp Maid of Erin. Sailed on afternoon of Fri 19th March.
Friday 16th July Entered PP Heads ~ Anchored up the Bay ~ 17th Saturday Came up to Williamstown & finally cast anchor ~~ 1841 sunday 18th
Monday 19th Remained on board Immigration Board sat last day
Tuesday 20th On Board, Wednesday 21st Ditto, Thursday 22nd Visited Melbourne for first time. My father on day before rented a small cottage rear of the Golden Fleece in Bourke St. where I slept tonight.
William Finn in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Finn house Little Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Finn on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
William Finn Shop Little Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
William Finn Advertisement - men of Lonsdale Ward signed letter supporting Mr JR Murphy Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 27 Oct 1843
William Finn / Fynn 23 (single man 18) Labourer RC neither Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
William Finn and Mary Kelter baptised William 1845
William Finn, 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
William Finn bootmaker Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
W. Finn & J. Finn in a partnership brewers Belfast Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
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