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James Finnerty 29 hus (family 10) Labourer RC neither Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Nancy Finnerty 23 wife of James (family 10) House Keeper RC reads Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
James Finnerty, and Anne Kelly baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 462
James Finnerty Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
James Finnerty Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July1843
James Finnerty, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
James Finnerty labourer Wright's lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Finnerty, licensed to cut timber County of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 Sept 1844
Michael Finnessy wed Anne Cronin in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Finney aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Hugh Finnian 39 hus (family 9) Joiner Prot both Armagh, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Margt Finnian 36 wife of Hugh (family 9) Dressmaker Prot both Armagh, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Hugh Finnan, House Off Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Hugh Finnin grocer Bourke strcet, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Finnigan 28 (single woman 15) House servant RC Both Dublin, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Cath Finnigan wed John Jones in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Finnigan wed Florinda/Flounder Cavanagh in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Finnigan, and Flora Kavanagh baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 36296
John Finnigham, steerage Fri 14 July 1843 Amiga ceared for Sydney on the Amiga
John Finnigan, and Flora Kavanagh baptised Teresa Charlotte 1846
John Finninham Cleared out from Port Phillip 11 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 20 July Amiga
5 acres Normanby,lot 11., Deeds, 23 Jan 1847
John Finnigan carpenter off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Finnigan and family arrived 1 July at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Maguasha
Margaret Finnigan wed William Gay in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Michael Finnigan, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Simon Finnigan wed Dorah Steele in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne baptised Cath 1843, John 1846, Mary 1847
Simon Finnigan, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Simon Finnigan 26 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Simon Finnigan and Dorah Steel parents of James born 10 Dec 1848 and baptised 5 Jan 1849 by Rev Coffy, Roman Catholic
Sarah A Finnin, female wed Ambrose Spencer Kyte 1842 #4647 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Horatio Finny bank clerk Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Richard Finney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Thomas Finney, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Mary Mehetabel Firebrace wed John Alexander Louis Manning in 1845 at Church of England
Robert Firebrace Cabin, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Robert Firebrace supt. of station Melford Deep Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Major William Firebrace hus ( Cabin 1) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mary Ann nee Wade Firebrace wife ( Cabin 2) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Adelaide Grace Firebrace infant ( Cabin 9) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Robert Tarver Firebrace , Edward Bell Firebrace and John Firebrace son ( Cabin 8) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mary Anna Firebrace dau, Catherine/Christian Mehetabel Firebrace dau, and Elizabeth Firebrace dau ( Cabin 6) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
William Firebrace, and Ann baptised George at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 # 13056
William Firebrace, dwelling house, Parish Bulla Bulla 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 Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
William Firebrace JP on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
William Firebrace News - jury for Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 1 Dec, source PPH 5 Dec 1843
William Firebrace and Ann baptised Charlotte Elizabeth 1844
William Firebrace Esq. Sworn in as District Magistrate on 16 Mar 1844 - Officers 15 Mar 1844, source local newspapers
William Firebrace, Esq JP seconded Adolphus William Young for election to Legislative Council. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 April 1844
William Firebrace, voted 9-10am Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
William Firebrace, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
William Firebrace Parish of Blla Bulla dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Firebrace, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Parish of Bulla Bulla Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Major W Firebrace, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
William Firebrace J.P. settler Wimeira River, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Firn mason off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Firmimans Departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Isabella
Thomas Firmin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Thomas Firmin, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844

from on Monday, 15 October 2012
Hi Elizabeth, Thomas Firman applied for an application to marry Catherine Pitt on 4th Oct 1843, Then they married on the 18 Dec 1843 at St Davids parish church in Hobart Tasmanian. I'm very interested in the unclaimed letter? What is that all about? Thanku very much Michelle
The letters were delivered to the Post Office and people went to collect, especially if their name was printed in the newspaper showing a letter was waiting for collection.
Thomas Firman's story continues here?


John Firth, 23 both was Quarry man, trained as Taylor single crime - Robbery 10 years convicted 4 Mar 1843, at York, received 25 Apr 1843, at York, 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 Roadknight Geelong (List a046 and b16)
Frances Fish Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847,
Mrs Fish cleared out from Port Phillip 18 August 1843 for Launceston arrived 24 Aug Scout
Mary Fish 24 (20 single woman) House servant Prot both Exeter, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Believed to be an ancestor of who wrote on Monday, 13 October, 2008
Hi Elizabeth, Do you really think the name is Fish???
If it is then I think I may have found the record of my gr gr gr grandmother. She was born two miles outside of Exeter, so the fact that the ships manifest says Exeter is another +. Mary may have married Henry Dunsford a seaman ,later to become a captain. They lived in Sydney, I cannot find a record of them marrying here in England or in Australia, but if that is my Mary then it would not have been in England. They had three children, Henry Frederick in 1845, Sophia Louisa in 1846 and then somewhere on the way home to England I think Fanny Nelson P born at sea. Mary then turns up on the 1851 census living in the place she was born and down as a Captains wife. Henry having been Captain of the Elizabeth Jane and the Jane Cain and the Enmore and back to the Jane Cain. Fanny's baptism record also has her Father Henry down as Master of the goodship Jane Cane.(different spelling).
However Henry seems to have either never married Mary or bigamously married a Caroline Sarah Litten in 1854 in Geelong, Victoria. I just never knew how Mary got there, whether she came with Henry or made her own way. If this is her then I know at last. The ship I believe was a East India Company ship and this being so, it's also possible Henry was a mate on this ship as he worked for the East India company, so maybe they met on board, who knows? I hope that gives you a little insight into Mary and Henry and thank you for all your hard work you have done in transcribing the lists.
Do you think it says Fish? thanks Trevena
Robert Fish and Ann Mary baptised Sarah Jane 1844 and Robert Wallace was still born in 1848, with his mother aged 28 also dying, at Port Fairy 1848, and Robert died 1873 aged 63
Sarah Jane Fish wed 1863 #2413 to Robert Bridle and her 10th child was Hester Florence born at Tower Hill 1888.
Henry Fishborne wed Mary Anne Ponsonby in 1845 at Roman Catholic
David Fisher, Geelong, Melbourne 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
David Fisher Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
David Fisher, subscribed 5/5/- 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
David Fisher Manager Derwent Company South Corio Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
David Fisher 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
David Fisher freehold Yarrow St and Barrabool Hills Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
David Fisher on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
David Fisher, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
David Fisher, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
D Fisher, on Committee for Separation Society, District of Grant. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 June 1844
David Fisher Yarrow St and Barrabool Hills freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Mr D Fisher three masted schooner arrived 1 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 26 Oct Lillias, source local newspapers
Mr D Fisher arrived 24 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston cleared on 18 Nov and sailed on 21 Nov Swan, source local newspapers
David Fisher, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barabool Hills 3 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
David Fisher, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
David Fisher settler Barrabool Hills county Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr Fisher, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the barque 'Mary Hay' 1 June 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 2 June 1840
Francis Fisher (Cabin 5) Cabin passenger, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Mr G Fisher Agent Arrived at Launceston on 7 June 1839 from Port Phillip on the Devonshire
George Fisher departed 2 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Industry - source Launceston Courier 8 Feb 1841
George Fisher sent 269 sheep which arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner Tamar 10 Feb 1841 - source Launceston Courier 15 Feb 1841
George Fisher to get 269 sheep arrived 10 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr G Fisher Agent. departed Launceston 20 Feb 1841 for Port Phillip on the Gem
George Fisher departed 2 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Industry
George Fisher departed 25 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr George Fisher arrived 11 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Will Watch
George Fisher, departed from Launceston for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Minerva' 25 Mar 1841 - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr G Fisher Agent for 100 sheep arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Mr G Fisher arrived Sydney 2 July 1841 from Port Phillip on the Timbo
George Fisher Crew Seaman arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Francis Fisher, 5 n, Cabin passenger, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Henry Fisher, wine and spirit merchant Gipps Ward. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 9 Nov 1844
Henry Fisher, elected Gipps Ward Municipal election results. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Nov 1844
Mr J M Fisher (Cabin 4) Cabin passenger, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
John Morris Fisher, male wed Sarah Marshall 1842 #4527 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Morris Fisher and Sarah Marshall baptised Agnes 1843, Peter 1844, Esther 1844
John M Fisher, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
J.M Fisher settler Norwood Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
J Morris Fisher, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Fisher 22 Not in NSW list (Steerage 11) Shepherd Prot both Stirling, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
John Fisher, arrived at Geelong from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 21 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 23 Jan 1845
Mary and John Fisher, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the schooner 'Joseph Cripps' 6 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 8 May 1845
Jessie Fishen - Fisher wed Andrew Russell in 1845 at Presbyterian
Lewis Fisher Crew 3rd Mate (Staff 5) came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Mary Fisher / Fish 24 (single woman 20) House servant Prot both Exeter, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Miss Mary Fisher, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mr Fisher Arrived at Launceston 6 Oct 1837 from Port Philip on the James Watt
Mr Fisher from Adelaide arrived 9 Mar 1840 from London on the Rajasthan
Mr Fisher, Mrs Fisher and 6 chn arrived 15 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Dauntless
Miss Fisher arrived 23 Mar 1840 from Hobart, on the Gratitude
Dr Fisher arrived 1-Jun 1840 from Hobart on 22 May on the Mary Hay
Mr and Mrs Fisher arrived 21-Dec 1840 from Launceston on the Paul Pry 17 Dec 1840 - source Launceston Courier 21 Dec 1840
Mr and Mrs Fisher sailed 26-Dec 1840 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr and Mrs Fisher Arrived 6 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port phillip on the Paul Pry
Mr and Mrs Fisher arrived 6 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port phillip on the Paul Pry
Mr Fisher Arrived at Port Phillip 2 July 1843 from Portland Sally Ann
Mr Fisher Cleared out from Port Phillip 17 July 1843 for Portland Sally Ann
shared Fisher Carfrae and Bland Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
shared Fisher and Marshall Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Mrs Fisher/Fraser and 2 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 15 Dec 1843 for Launceston arrived 22 Dec Christina
Mr Fisher, Geelong, employed David/Daniel Robbert and Robert Patinson who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Fisher cleared 22 May 1844 and sailed 23 May from Melbourne for Portland on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr G and F Fisher agents arrived at Launceston 18 March from Port Alhert, on the Mercury , source local newspapers
Mr G.&F. Fisher agents sailed 9 May 1844 from Launceston for Port Albert on the Scotia, source local newspapers
George Fisher arrived 26 Jan at Launceston from Portland, in 1841 Minerva
George Fisher - crew 08 arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mr R Fisher arrived 13 May 1844 from Portland on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr Fisher arrived 7 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Portland, on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr Fisher Geelong employed Robert Patinson 25 (single man 36) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mrs Fisher cleared on 25 Sep 1844 and sailed 25 Sep from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 2 Oct Christina, source local newspapers
Owen Fisher accountant Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Robert Fisher departed 22 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Fox
Mr Robert Fisher arrived 22 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, William Hughes
Robert Fisher General Agent for Morisonís Pills Little-Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr T Fisher Departed from Hobart on 11 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
William Fisher, 21 hus, (family 6 Disposal list 30 10/- a day), Plasterer RC both Tipperary, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Judith Fisher, 26 wife of William, (family 6 Disposal list 32), Plasterer RC both Tipperary, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Catharine Fisher, 1 dau of William, (family paid Steerage 6), House servant RC Tipperary, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
William Fisher and Julia Mcdonnell/Judith baptised Julia Bridget 1843, William 1845 died, Elizabeth 1847
William Fisher house Duncans Terrace, Flinders Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Fisher aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
William Fisher aged 26 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Fisher plasterer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Fisher see Marshall & Fisher in a partnership settlers Mount Pleasant Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Fisk aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Archihald Fisken and Ballan Postmaster
Miss Fisken cleared from Port Phillip 13 Feb 1843 for London Duke of Richmond
Elizabeth Fisken died 1845 Female aged 43
R. Fisken Postmaster resigned at Ballan 18th Feb., 1847
Thomas Fiskan, hus of Christina 36, Joiner, Prot both Tyffesham, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Christina Fiskan, wife of Thomas 33, Housekeeper, Prot both, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Thomas Fisken in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Thomas Fisking in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Thomas Fisken, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Thomas Fisken, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Thomas Fiskin, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Thomas Fiskin joiner Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Fitan and Mary baptised William 1843
Richard Fitchett, Bourke St (new applicant) Albion Hotel' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
R Fitchett, in jury for Supreme Court Thurs 16 May 1844 to hear 4 small cases. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
Robert Fitchett wed Jane Mcnaughton in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Robert 1845
Robert Fitchett from Thomas Howe Transfers Refused 14 Mar 1844 - Licences 14 Mar 1844, source local newspapers
Robert Fitchet Albion Hotel Bourke St Publican's Night License granted listed on 18 June 1844
Robert Fitchet Albion Hotel Bourke St Publican's License granted till June 1845 listed on 7 May 1844
Robert Fitchet, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Robert Fitchet, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
John Fitget 33 hus (Steerage 1) came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Marianne Fitget 29 wife of John (Steerage 2) came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
John Fitget 5, Margaret Mary Fitget 2 and William J Fitget 0 son of John (Steerage 5) came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
William Fittall, House off Lonsdale Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
William Fittall 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
William Fittall House off Lonsdale St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
W Fittall, in jury for Supreme Court Thurs 16 May 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
William Fittal Owned Property Corio Street Geelong - House & Land
William Fittall printer North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Fitton and Ann Mary baptised Mary Hannah 1844
died 1845 Male aged 33 at Melbourne
Joseph Fitton, drowned when the paddle boat he was in, with 3 others, was swamped. Leaves a widow and child. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 March 1845
Mr and Mrs Fitton arrived 16 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Liverpool on 3 Nov (104 days), on the Wallace, source local newspapers
Edward Fitz and Eliza Mcdonald baptised Edward 1843
Welsels (s) Fitzeland Convict came on the Pekoe assigned to Border Police
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