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Benjamin Hare 29 (single man 19) Farm servant, Prot both, Co Cork, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Bridget Hare wed William Sparrow in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Hellen Hare wed George Cothridge in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
James Hare 27 (single man 13) Carpenter Prot both Ayreshire, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
James Hair wed Janet Gass in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Janet 1844, John 1847
James Hair, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Mary Hair, 19 single female Housemaid RC, neither Co Clare came 18 Jun 1842 from Gravesend as Bounty immigrant on the Earl of Durham
Michael Hare aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Hares Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Stephen Hair 25 hus (family 22) Labourer RC Both Co Galway, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Margaret Hair 24 wife of Stephen (family 22) House maid RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
John Harelett Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
George Hargreaves List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Captn Hargrave - hus (Intermediate 26), came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mrs Hargrave - wife of Captain (Intermediate 27), came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mr Hargreaves, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
Mr J Hargraves arrived 23-Mar 1840 from Hobart on 11 Mar on the Tasmanian Lass
Mr J Hargrave departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
John Hargreaves, Crew AB arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park,
William Hargraves, 25 both was Sawyer, trained as Carpenter single crime - felony 7 years convicted 11 Jan 1843, at Spilsky, received 22 Feb 1843, at Lincoln, 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 Hart Geelong (List a064 and a46)
William Hargraves Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
David Harker merchant's clerk, wife Elizabeth dau twin Lucia Harker born 5 Dec died 27 Dec 1838 baptised 25 Dec 1838 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
David Harker clerk, wife Elizabeth dau twin Maria Harker born 5 Dec died 30 Dec 1838 baptised 25 Dec 1838 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
David Harker wed Jane Stanbury in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
David Harker, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
David Harker died 1876 #966, aged 66, from Wales
George Harker and Sarah baptised Robert 1846
George Harker Owned Property Longwood Heidelberg Road - House & Land
Henry Harker Portland dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Mr Harker Passengers Cabin - arrived 8 June 1840 from Liverpool on the Majestic
M Harkey, 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
Catherine Hawkins / Hawkins 20 (17 single woman) Housemaid RC both Clare, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Catherine Hawkins wed Colin Mclaren in 1845 at Presbyterian
Edward Harkin 22 (single man 23) Labourer Prot both Sligo arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Edward Harkins Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
Thomas Harkley wed Elizabeth Hoskins in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Andrew Harkness, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Andrew Harkness Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
Margaret Harlahan/Hulahan 20 single woman (g 30) Laundress, Clemmach RC both, listed on the Andromache arrived 24 June 1840
Matthew Harland wed Sarah Harrod in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne baptised Mary Emma 1845, John William 1846
Mary Anne Harland Female child of M aged 11m died 1846 at Melbourne
Elizabeth Harle wed Samuel Kirk in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Michael Harle, and Alice Butler baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 352
Henry Harler, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
David Harley wed Margaret Scannell in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
David Harletry, and Margaret his wife, were charged with disturbing the peace and flooring the attending constable. Melbourne Courier 14 Jan 1846
Edmund Harley Convict came 1838 on the Clyde assigned to Mr John Gardiner
John Harley, and Cecilia Moran baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 36326
John Harley - Harley wed Elizabeth Cain in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Harley - Harley aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Mr Harley, Steerage arrived 2 May 1842 from Liverpool on the Hopkinson
John Harlin and Margaret baptised Sarah 1841, Henry Leeds 1843-7 died, Charlotte 1845, Kilip 1847 died
John Harlin house Bourke Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Harlin, freehold, River Plenty 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
John Harlin freehold River Plenty Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
John Harlin Stables and House Bourke St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
John Harlin Advertisement - men of Bourke Ward signed letter supporting Mr Henry Moore, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 24 Oct 1843
John Harlin, voted 10-11am Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
John Harlan River Plenty freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Harlin, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
John Harlin, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in River Plenty Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Harlin, 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
Harlin see Kirk & Harlin in a partnership livery stable keepers horse bazaar Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Hulahan / Harlahan 20 (single woman 30) Laundress, RC both, Clemmach, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Mrs Margaret Harlin (Cabin 9), from newspaper, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mr Harlin News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
Relip Harling died 1847 at Melbourne
Jacob Harmer Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
Jane Harmers Departed from Hobart on 13 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Thomas Harmer and Mary Kane baptised Rosanna 1845
Mary Harnett wed William Dunne in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mr Harnett Arrived at Port Phillip 1 April 1843 from Sydney on 19 March Perseverance
Mr Richard Harnett, 18 n, Cabin, arrived 1 May 1840 from London via Plymouth 27 Nov, and Cape of Good Hope, on the China Cleared 23 May for Sydney on the China
Rosina Harney wed William Henry Vale in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Rose Harncy, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Thomas Harney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
William Harod, 22 both was Sheep Husband, trained as Carpenter single crime - Stealing from a ship 10 years convicted 12 Dec 1842, at Liverpool, received 3 Jan 1843, at Livepool, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Dismissed for refusing to hire (List a065 and a13)
Michael Harogan, House off Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Isabella Harold 17 (Single woman 28) Housemaid RC neither Armagh, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Amos Harper aged 21 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Andrew Harper 29 hus (family 18) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Maria Harper 27 wife of Andrew (family 18) Servant Prot both Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Paul Harper 6, Samuel Harper 4 and Henry Harper 0 son of Andrew (family 18) Prot Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Andrew Harper and Maria baptised Mary Ann Harper 1843, Elizabeth Hannah Harper 1846, John Philip Harper 1847, then two sons who both died in infancy, william James Harper 1850 - 1853 lived 3 years, and Martin Thomas Harper 1852.
A Harper, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Andrew Harper in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Andrew Harper house off Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Andrew Harper Portland Bay Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Maria Harper aged 46, was alone in their hut in Bullarrook, near Ballarat, while her husband and sons were out splitting timber, when she died Saturday 27 July 1859, clothes caught fire, son Henry went to their hut about 3pm, opened the door went inside and found Maria laying on her right side about 3 feet from the fire, with her head on its side in the centre of the floor, her clothes were nearly all burnt. An Inquest was held on Monday and she was buried in Creswick Cemetry.
From on Friday, 18 April, 2014
Dear Elizabeth, I am a descendant of Andrew and Maria Harper.
I have quite a lot of information about what happened to this family - including inquest details for both Maria, and Andrew (who choked after a bone got stuck in his throat).
Samuel Harper (once recorded as Samuel Cleghorn Harper) wed 1865 #3885 to Honora Ryan and registered the births of 12 children. Regards, Marie Sedal




Mr G Harper Arrived at Sydney 24 Apr 1837 from Port Phillip on 19 Apr on the Isabella
George Harper Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Mr G Harper Cabin - arrived 24 April 1840 from Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr George Harper sailed 24-Jun 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
George Harper, 27 both was Tin plate worker, trained as Shoemaker married crime - Burglary 10 years convicted 25 March 1843, at Liverpool, received 4 May 1843, at Kirksdale, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Working for himself (List a066 and b28)
George Harper wed Jane Manson in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847,
H Harper in list of landholders asking Mayor to hold a meeting dated 29 Sep 1843
John Harper 21 (single man 19) Labourer, Prot both, Devonshire, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
John Harper 23 (single man 16) Labourer Prot reads Tyrone, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
John Harper arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
John Harper Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
JM Harper, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Mileham Harpur, appointed Poundkeeper at Sunday Creek in Western Port district Henry John White has resigned. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Joseph Harper house off Bourke Lane Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Joseph Harper House off Lonsdale St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Joseph Harper and Esther baptised Ellen 1843 died, Alfred Joseph 1845, Esther Charlotte 1846
Mr Harper Departed from Sydney 15 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip bark on the Regia
Mr and Mrs Harper and 4 chn Departed from Hobart on 9 Nov 1837 for Port Philipon the Hetty
Mr Harper Arrived at Sydney on 21 Aug 1839 from Port Phillip on 16 Aug on the Mary Hay
Mr Harper, in Jan 1839 employed John Cole aged 23, General servant, who came on the Westminster
Mr Harper, in Oct 1839 employed James Mclaren aged 16, who came on the David Clarke Mr Harper, in Dec 1839 employed Margaret Haning aged 20, Laundress, who came on the William Metcalfe
Mr Harper and Mrs Harper arrived 5-Dec 1840 from Sydney 1 Dec on the Clonmel
Mr and Mrs Harper arrived 20 Jan 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip 9 Jan, on the Anne
Mr Harper departure 28 Feb 1841 from Sydney and 7 Mar 1841 arrived Melbourne from Sydney, on the Jewess
Mr Harper, arrived 7 Nov 1842 from Glasgow on the Ellen
two Masters Harper arrived at Port Phillip 12 Oct 1843 from London 4 and Plymouth 16 June James
Mr and Mrs Harper arrived 26 Jan 1844 at Melbourne from Geelong and cleared 2 Feb 1844 and sailed 6 Feb from Melbourne for London on the Camaena, source local newspapers
Mr Harper sailed from Sydney 27 Feb 1844 bound for Port Phillip via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
two Misses Harper cleared 2 Aug 1844 from Melbourne and sailed for London 6 Aug Arab, source local newspapers
Robert Harper wed 1848 to Sarah Little, and had 12 chn, 3rd son named Roderick Septimus, later called himself Sedgewick harper
Mr and Mrs Sedgewick Harper arrived at Port Phillip 23 Sept 1843 from Leith via Rio Janiero then Adelaide Camoena
They appear to be visiting family in Port Phillip - are passengers on the Cameona as she cleared from Port Phillip on 2 Feb 1844 and sailerd on 6 Feb
Sedgewick Harper died 12 Feb 1844, in the Cameona, in Bass Strait, on her way to London and Leith, with cargo including 724 bales of wool
Thomas Harper 25 (died 6) hus died 12 Apr 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Jane Harper 18 wife of Thomas (Widow 3) Widow House servant, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
John Harper 0 son of Thomas (Widow 3), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Thomas Harper Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Jane Harper wed John Malpass in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Harper Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
William Harper witness to wedding 10 Jan 1839 of James Douglas by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Harper baby buried 21 Aug 1839 aged 1 day Presbyterian burial
Mary Harper died on 1 June 1840 aged 35, wife of Mr William Harper of the British Hotel, leaving a large family and a numerous circle of friends to deplore her loss.
William Harper sailed 24-Jun 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess (see George Harper, also sailed this day
William Harper Market Square Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Harper in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Harper, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 16 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 10 May
William Harper freehold off Lonsdale St also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Harper, freehold, Moonee Moonee Ponds 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
William Harper freehold William St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Harper freehold Moonee Moonee Ponds Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
William Harper, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 8 Aug 1843 Jury for Fri 8 Aug 1843, criminal hearing
William Harper List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Harper Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 12-1 pm election of Representatives for Legislative Council
William Harper Moonee Moonie Ponds freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Morris Harper Darebin Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
W Harper, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
William Harper, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Moonee Ponds Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Harper, 35 imperfectly reads, was Brass turner, trained as Shoemaker married; crime - Burglary 10 years convicted 28 March 1843, at Warwick, received 27 Apr 1843, at Warwick, 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 Lloyd Geelong (List a067 and b20)
William Harper Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Morris Harper merchant – A Kemmis & Co – Queen’s Wharf, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
WM Harper, 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
William Morris Harper house Bourke Lane also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Morris Harper freehold Queen 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
William Morris Harper House Lonsdale St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
WM Harper Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
WM Harper merchant Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Mr WM Harper News - Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Fri 24 Nov
William Morris Harper, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Moonee Ponds Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
WH Harper, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
William Morris Harper Owned Property Moonee Moonee Ponds - Freehold Property
W. H. Harper deceased late of Sunday Creek, labourer-, 5tb April, 1847,
William Morris Harpur merchant Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
JJ Harpur, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Yeoman debt of 206 pounds 0.07% of 56 debts listed
William Harpur Directory 1847 merchant
Catherine Harragan 16 (single woman 27) House Maid RC neither Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Mr Harratt arrived 20-Feb 1840 from Launceston on the Charlotte
Mrs Harre and 3 chn arrived 30-Oct 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Henry Harren and Sarah baptised Elizabeth Maria 1844, Henry 1846 died
Henry Harren, license renewed for 'Angel Inn' Lonsdale St. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Henry Harren wed Elizabeth Sarah Smith in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Sarah 1844, Henry 1847
Henry Harren labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Harrick - (Intermediate 1), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel sails for Sydney with passengers
Robert Harries Adult came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Catherine Harrigan 17 (single woman 25) House maid, RC neither, Co Scinnick, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
David/Daniel Harrigan 35 hus (family 6) Farm Servant RC neither Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Bridget Harrigan 30 wife of David (family 6) House Servant RC reads Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Margaret Harrigan 12 dau of David (family 6) RC Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Julia Harrigan 4 dau of David (family 6) RC Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Johanna Harrigan 18 Months dau of David (family 6) RC Cork, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Daniel Harrigan and Bridget Mulvany baptised Daniel 1846
James Harrigan aged 20 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Harrigan Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
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