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J Forstand - Crew 07 arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Charles Forster, Portland Bay District to cut timber for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Frederick Forster, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Mr JR Forster Departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
John Foster Forster 29 Labourer Bucks Prot both employed by Thomas Churnside Geelong arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Margaret Forstel / Forstel 25 (13 single woman) Housemaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 23 July 1841 on the George Fyffe
LW Forster, foreman The Port Phillip Herald Tue 31 Jan 1843 in a special jury to hear case between Ledbeater and Cavenagh
LW Forster Foreman News Supreme Court, Special Jury source PPH 21 Jan 1843
Mary Forster Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Forster wife and child, Cabin - arrived 24 April 1840 from Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr Forster arrived 30-Oct 1840 from Launceston on 24 Oct on the Charlotte
Mr Forster Arrived at Launceston 31 Oct from Sydney and Port Philip on the Sarah
Mr Forster departed from Port Phillip 8 Jan 1841 for Hobart on the Agenoria
Mrs Forster cleared out from Port Phillip 9 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 21 Oct Tobago
Mrs Forster and 2 servants arrived at Port Phillip 9 Dec 1843 from Hobart Flying Fish
Robert Forster Advertisement - men of Bourke Ward signed letter supporting Mr Henry Moore, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 24 Oct 1843
Thomas Forster auctioneer Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Forster, male wed Mary Dean 1842 #4642 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
T Forster, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 9 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 5 May, case dismissed as no witness for defendant attended.
Thomas Forster 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
Thomas Forster House Bourke St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr T Forster News - Wesleyan Missionary Society has elected the committee for the year - Messrs A Thorpe source PPH 10 Oct 1843
Thomas Forster, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Thomas Forster, did not answer when called upon for duty as Special Constable, by His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Thomas Forster auctioneer Corio street North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
William Forster went on one of the first overland expeditions to Port Philip and from 1839 took up depasturing licences and leases and bought land.William Forster was a grandson of Gregory Blaxland, baptised 1818 in Madras India, where his father was an army surgeon, returned to Sydney 1829.
Alicia Forsyth, 21 single female House servant Prot both Dublin arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Alicia Forsyth wed James Ducat in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Archibald Forsythe 19 (single man 12) Labourer Prot both Ayreshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Archibald Forsyth farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Ezekiel Forsyth, 22 hus, (family 27 Disposal list 43 Mr Bell, 52 per year), Farm servant Prot both Donegal, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Mary Forsyth, 18 wife of Ezekiel, (family 27 Disposal list 44 lives in lodgings), Dressmaker Prot both Tyrone, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Ezekiel Forsyth and Mary baptised Elizabeth 1840
Ezekiel Forsythe List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Gideon Forsyth and Sarah baptised Sophia 1843
Gideon Forsyth, accused of shooting at Daniel Godhead. Source - Melbourne Courier 17 Oct 1845
Gideon Forsyth, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Gideon Forsythe labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr GF Forsyth arrived 17 July 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart Flying Squirrel, source local newspapers
Mr John Forsyth Arrived 22 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Western Port, Black Swan
Joseph Forsayth 25 ( (single man 7) Labourer Prot both Dumfries, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Robert Forysth 32 hus (family 11) Farm servant, Prot both, Glasgow, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Elizabeth Forysth 23 wife of Robert (family 11) Housemaid, Prot reads, Glasgow, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
James Forysth 4 and Janette Forysth 1 dau of Robert (family 11) Prot, Glasgow, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Robert Forsyth, and Elizabeth Hogg baptised male Robert at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 # 774
Robert Forsyth 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Robert Forsyth, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Robert Forysth Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
Directory 1847 Correspondence sold Western Port Forphicen to Peters, David
Robert Forsayeth settler Topsichar Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Forsythe, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Samuel Forsayeth Doctors Feb 1 1847, Page 49 Doctors, 1 Feb 1847, manr. for T. B. Darling, Elizabeth st.,
Samuel Forsayeth manr. for T. B. Darling Elizabeth st., Source - 1847 Directory
Sarah Forsythe laundress off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Farsythe / Forsythe 18 (single man 3) Shepherd Prot both Glasgow, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Margaret Forstel 25 (single woman 13) Housemaid RC reads Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mrs Forth and family arrived 1 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 28 May, on the Flying Squirrel
Mr Forth arrived 6 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Truelove
Jane Fortune, wed 24 Aug 1840 to Matthew Phillips at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this wedding
Eliza Ferward / Forward 18 (single woman 32) Thorough Servt Prot Reads Sussex, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Allan Fonbrook / Fosbrook cleared from Launceston on 30 Aug 1838 and departed from Launceston on 4 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Joseph Fosey, has taken over the Publican's license from Thomas Knapp. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
Joseph Fossey, Black Swan, Little Bourke St Publican's License application needs to better cotrol his customers listed on 5 July 1844
Joseph Fossey, Little Bourke St 'Swan Inn' postponed Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
Joseph Fossey, granted a license for 'Angel Inn, Lonsdale St. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 13 July 1844
Joseph Fossey, sworn in as juror for 18 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Joseph Fossey, Lonsdale St Angle Inn' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Joseph Fossey, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Joseph Fossey Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847
Mr Fossey arrived 27 Jul 1840 from Launceston on the Elizabeth - source Port Phillip Herald 28 July 1840
Charles Foster wed Mary Bryan in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland baptised Elizabeth Ann 1846, Mary Jane 1846
Charles Foster arrived 26 Apr 1844 at Launceston from Portland on the Minerva, source local newspapers
Charles Foster, Licensed to cut timber at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Edward J Foster 26 February 1837 was appointed Clerk of Port Phillip.
Edward J Foster 28 March 1837 appointed Clerk to the Bench and also to perform the duties of Deputy Postmaster. Bourke travells north of Melbourne to Mollison's and Wood's Station before he reached Plenty River. Having proceeded 16 miles, he returned to Melbourne.
Elizabeth Ann Foster wed William Coghill in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mrs Eliza Foster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Mrs Foster cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 11 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston and Circular Head, on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Mrs E Foster arrived 14 May 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 6 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Felix Foster / Forster 42 hus of Elizabeth (family 14) Labourer Prot both Sussex arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Elizabeth Foster / Forster 35 wife of Felix (family 14) Prot both Sussex arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Elizabeth Foster / Forster 13 dau of Felix (family 14), Edith Foster / Forster 9 dau of Felix (family 14), Felix Foster / Forster 8 son of Felix (family 14), Albert Foster / Forster 5 son of Felix (family 14), Abbott Foster / Forster 4 son of Felix (family 14) and Ambrose Foster / Forster 2 son of Felix (family 14) Prot Sussex arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Alice Foster / Forster 0 died 9 July during voyage dau of Felix (family 14) Prot Sussex on the Lord William Bentinck
Felix Forster/Foster and Elizabeth baptised John Wesley 1845, Ellen 1847
Felix Foster farmer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Frederick Forster - Foster wed Jane Young in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan baptised John Henry 1847
George Foster, 22 single man Labourer RC Neither Galway came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
George Foster wed Bridget Sydon/Lidon in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong baptised Patrick 1845, Thomas 1847
George Foster 22 hus of Emma (family 17) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire Came into Depot left in own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Emma Foster 23 wife of George (family 17) Prot reads Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
George Foster, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
George Foster brickmaker Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Hassay Foster, wed James Johnston 1842 #859 Independent Melbourne
Hiram/Henry Foster came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden wed Agnes Kirk in 1847 at Church of England Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
James Foster 29 hus of Selina (family 16) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire, employed by Joseph Raleigh arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Selina Foster 28 wife of James (family 16) Prot both Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Christopher Foster 6 son of James (family 16), Eliza Foster 4 dau of James (family 16) and Selina Foster 9m dau of James (family 16) Prot Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
James Foster and Selina baptised Caroline 1846,
James Foster labourer Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
John Foster, Convict came on 'Hive 2' Certificate of Freedom now at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 March 1844 and Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Mr John Foster - (Cabin 14) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
John Foster 33 hus (family 11) Labourer prot both York, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Mary Foster 33 wife of John (family 11) Housemaid prot both York, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Thomas Foster 7 and John Foster 6 son of John (family 11) prot York, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
John Foster / Forster 29 (single man 18) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire, employed by Thomas Churnside Geelong arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Foster Correspondence 1847 Gippsland 42 sq mls 2 42 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster arrived overland in 1841 when aged 22
JFL Forster, 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
JHL Foster, of Pyranees The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 in case of Phoebe Watts forging a note
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster, freehold, Leslie Park, Parish Doutta Galla The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during first hour, 9-10am Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
John F Leslie Foster on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster freehold Leslie Park, Parish Doutta Galla Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Mr JVL Foster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
JFL Foster, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 8 Aug 1843 was sworn in as a magistrate
JVL Foster, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 7 Nov 1843 owed 27 pounds rent by William Sharpe
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster, Esq proposed Adolphus William Young for election to Legislative Council. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 April 1844
JFL Foster, voted 9-10am Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
JFL Foster, in jury for Supreme Court Weds 15 May 1844 to hear a case of murder of one aborigine by another. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster, Leslie Park Douttagalla freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Leslie Park Parish Douttagalla Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Fitzgerald Leslie Foster baptised 19/08/1818 in Dublin Ireland, died 03/01/1900 in South Kensington, London, England, second son of John Leslie Foster, a Tory member of Parliament and Baron of the Irish Court of Exchequer, and his wife the Honourable Letitia Fitzgerald Vesey, a daughter of Lord Fitzgerald and Vesci. Civil servant; landowner and author. Educated privately and at age 17 entered Trinity College in Dublin B.A in 1839. After studying law for some months he sailed for Sydney and travelled overland to Port Phillip in 1841. He took up a run near Avoca in May 1842 and in 1844 went into partnership on a neighbouring property.
John Leslie Fitzgerald Vesey FOSTER was an Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the District of Port Phillip
His pastoral ventures identified him with the colony's conservative squatting element. In 1850 Foster sold his land rights and returned to Ireland. Married in Ireland in 1850 to Emily Fletcher, daughter of the Rev. J. J. Fletcher DD, of Dunran, County Wicklow, Ireland, and had issue, 1 son and 4 daughters.
In 1853 returned to Victoria and acted as an administrator for the colony. Became a target of much criticism and was a scapegoat for the Eureka goldfields.
J.F.L.V. Foster M.L C. lauded proprietor Springs Mount Macedon Road, Source - 1847 Directory
John Foster publican The Heart Inn Alberton, Source - 1847 Directory
L Forster, 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
Mr and Mrs Foster arrived 20-Dec 1840 from Sydney on the Porter
Mr Foster arrived 21-Dec 1840 from Launceston on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 21 Dec 1840
Mr Foster departed Melbourne 11 Jan 1841 for Hobart arrived 17 Jan, on the Agenoria
Mr Foster Arrived at Port Phillip 27 July 1843 from Sydney Shamrock
Mr Foster Cleared out from Port Phillip 28 July 1843 for Launceston Shamrock
Mrs Foster arrived at Port Phillip 10 Nov 1843 from Hobart Tobago
Mrs Forster cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 31 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Robert Foster freehold Bourke St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Foster shop Bourke St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Robert Foster, House King St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
Robert Foster Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Robert Foster locksmith Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Foster arrived 17 March 1840 from London via Adelaide on the Branken Moor
Thomas Forster - Foster wed Mary Dean in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Foster, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Directory 1847 Owned Property auctioneer, Corio street, North Corio Yarra Street Geelong - Freehold Property
Thomas Foster, 21 single man Labourer RC Neither Galway came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Thomas Foster wed Mary Dunne in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong baptised George 1844, Hanora 1846
Thomas Forster - Foster and Ann baptised Samuel 1846 died
T Foster, in jury for Supreme Court Weds 15 May 1844 to hear a case of murder of one aborigine by another. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 18 May 1844
Thomas Foster, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Mr W Foster Cleared out from Port Phillip 1 March 1843 to Launceston arrived 3 March and departed 4 March, arrived 9 March at Sydney, Sea Horse
Mr W L Foster - (Cabin 15) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mr WVL Foster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
William Foster, 31 reads was Labourer, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 17 Apr 1843, at Canterbury, received 1 May 1843, at Canterbury, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and employment was not specified (List a049 and b23)
Foster see Strong & Foster in a partnership settlers St. Mary's v Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
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