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Catherine Mara 20 ( single woman) Nurse Maid RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Hanna Mara 21 (31 single woman) House servant RC reads Kings Co, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Hanna Mara wed Anthony Johnson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Eliza Marah aged 18 came Sep 1840 with 356 on the Himalaya
Hanna Mara 21 (single woman 31 g House servant RC reads Kings Co, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
James Marah came Jul 1841 with 272 on the Ward Chapman
John Marr Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
John Marr Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
John Mara - Marra 26 hus, 22 f, Farm servant Rosgrea Prot reads, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Jane Marra 24 wife of John, 22 f, Housemaid Rosgrea Prot reads, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Pat Marra 0 son of John, 22 f, Rosgrea Prot, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Mara - March and Jane Cavanagh baptised Patrick 1840, William 1842, Mathias 1847
John Mara brickmaker South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Patrick Mar 22 (single man 32) Labourer Prot neither Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr P Mara arrived 30-Jan 1840 from Hobart 25 Jan on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Winifred Meara 18, 38 single woman, House maid Tuane RC neither, came May 1840 on the China
Winifred Mear - Mara wed Denis Mcnamara in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mara & Eckers in a partnership settlers County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Bridget Maraghan 16 (39 single woman) House servant RC reads Kildare, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
John Marahan shoemaker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Marby departure 28 Feb 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Jewess
Joseph Marcelli wed Jane Bloomer in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan baptised George 1846
Daniel Marchant 26 (single man 49) Gardener Prot both ?, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
William Marchant wed Rachel Parker in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised John James 1845, William 1847
William Marchbanks wed Margaret Kellick in 1845 at Presbyterian baptised Thomas 1846
Mr Marcus Arrived 21-Mar 1840 from Launceston on 15 Mar, on the Paul Pry
Denis Mard 22 (single man 43) Labourer RC neither Limerick, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Mardnell 20 (single woman 33) Housemaid RC both Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Thomas Mardon Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Mr Marey arrived 27-Aug 1840 from Hobart on the Lord Sidmonth
Mr and Mrs Marge and 2 chn arrived 1 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 26 Nov, on the Flying Squirrel
James Margisson 22 x (single man 33) Labourer RC neither Cork, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
William Marick - surety for Charles Elmsley, to get License for Confectioner Portland, for 6 months to 1 July 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 71, 15 Jan 1848
Gilbert Marjoribanks Cabin passenger arrived 6 Dec 1839 from Leith on the St Mango
John Margo, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
M Mariner, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the cutter 'Alpha' 30 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Sep 1845
Catherine Markham 22 (single woman 41) Housemaid Prot both Wicklow, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Catherine Markham, female wed Peter Perkins 1842 #4664 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Markham Malcolm, 31 family Labourer Buckingham Prot both Family forwarded to Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Mary Markham Malcolm, 24 wife neither arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
William Markham Malcolm, 2 arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Susan Markham/Malcolm, 25 single woman Housemaid Bucks Prot neither arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Susan Markham, came on the Park Dale, dismissed as unable to do duties given her. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Aug 1844
Michael Marky - Markham wed Catherine Obrien in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong baptised Edmund 1845, Jane 1847
Mr L Markinson arrived 15 Apr 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch - source Launceston Courier 19 Apr 1841
AM Mark has assigned the Convict Mary Collins came Female on the Margaret
Alfred Marks, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Providence' 3 Nov 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
Alper Marks Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Charles Marks, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 21 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Aug 1845
Jacob Marks, Shop Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Jacob Marks, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Jacob Marks Susannah baptised Selenia 1847
Mr and Mrs Mark and 3 chn arrived 23 Mar 1840 from Hobart, on the Gratitude
Mr Marks, Steerage arrived 11 Apr 1843 on the Enmore
Mr Marks, cleared 4 Dec 1843 for Launceston and Sydney on the Corsair
William Marks, Steerage arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Marks and Harris Partnership Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
J. Marks see Harris Samuel & J. Marks in a partnership drapers Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Eliza Marksman 23 (single woman 42) Nursemaid RC neither Tipperary, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
James Marlan and Jane Downey baptised Eliza 1843
Michael/Nicholas Murtis / Marles 22 hus (family 25) Labourer RC reads Louth, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Margaret Murtis / Marles 20 wife of Michael (family 25) Housemaid RC reads Louth, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Daniel Marley and Isabella Eliza baptised Daniel 1843, Hannah 1843 Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
David Marley shoemaker Corio street North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
E. Marley Mrs Page 153 letters atPost Office, 31st May 1847
Mary Marlin 21 (single woman 43) House Servant RC Reads Co. Kilkenny, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Marling waterman Beach, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Marlow baptised Anna 1840, Eliza 1840, Mary Ann 1840, Emma 1843 died, Caroline Louisa 1843;
Samuel Marlow wed Mary Ann Sullivan in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Samuel Marlow labourer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Marly Correspondence Portland Bay Barwon Lake (Connemarra) & Kinross East 4 56
Mr Hugh Marm arrived 6 Jan 1840 from Launceston 28 Dec, on the Gem
Anne Marmion 21 (single woman 45) Laundress RC neither Lepany, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Eliza Marne, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
John Marn, and Jane Kavanagh baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #118
Ellen Marnell wed Michael Ryan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
James Marnell 23 (single man 31) Labourer RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
James Marnell, male wed Jane Downey 1842 #35415 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Marnell 25 (single man 27) Labourer RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Mary Marnell wed Daniel Kelly in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Marnell, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
William Marnell, 24 hus, (family 35), Gardener RC neither Ballycallen, Kilkenny, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Mary Marnell, 24 wife of William, (family 35), Dairymaid RC neither Ballycallen, Kilkenny, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
William Marnell and Mary Fenelly baptised John 1840, Mary Anne 1843, Daniel 1845
D Marney Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
George Marney, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 19 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
John Marney, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
William Marney came Jul 1841 with 272 on the Ward Chapman
Thomas Maroby carpenter off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Bridget Morang / Marony 24 (single woman) (went to Sydney 11) Dairy maid, RC 14 to Sydney, Clare, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Bridget Marony 24 Bounty passengers who went to Sydney on 11 August 1840 on the Coromandel
Margaret Morony / Maroney 17 (Single woman 45) Housemaid RC neither Tipperary, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Margaret Maroney wed Michael Byrne in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Maroney wed Patrick Keane in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mathew Marony 19 Shepherd on to Sydney (Single man 37) Shepherd Prot both Ireland, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
William Mahony / Marney 23 (single man 24) Labourer RC neither Co Waterford, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Adam Marr 27 hus (family 32) Labourer Prot both Leith, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Isabella Marr 22 wife of Adam (family 32) Servant Prot both Leith, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
James Marr 4 son of Adam (family 32) Prot Leith, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Betty Marr 1 dau of Adam (family 32) Prot Leith, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Adam Marr and Isabella baptised Thomas Meldrum 1843, Adam 1846

The web site Adam Marr told of his early life after he came with Isabella, James and Elizabeth (Betty) to Australia as bounty emigrants on the 'Marquis of Bute', leaving Greenock an 11 Aug. 1841 and arriving in Melbourne on 30 Nov. 1841. Fare was 19 Pound. On 1841 Census day they were living at Duke Street, Civil parish South Leith, County Midlothian; parish number 692/2, ED 4. Occupation Clerk; where born Midlothian, Scotland.
According to death certificate there were 9 children.
In 1844 they contracted to go to Port Fairy to work on a pastoral property named Dunmore.
The following is an extract from "Pioneer Merchant, The Letters of James Graham 1839 - 54" by Sally Graham; published by Hyland House. It is the 1844 letter to William Campbell (a co-owner at the time of the Port Fairy property) regarding the hiring of the Marr family:
8 October 1844
I now write a few lines by Adam Marr whom, along with his wife Isabella, I have engaged as general servants for you for six months at the rate of 20 a year. I have known the man for some time and believe him to be a very honest hardworking man and he has also been very strongly recommended to me by our mutual friend Mr. Westgarth, whose letter testifying to his capabilities I enclose for your perusal. The woman seems also strong and active. The only drawback against them is their having three children but I understand they do not require the attentions of their mother so very much as to prevent her going through ordinary work. You will perceive I have endeavored to counterbalance the number of children by giving them a very low rate of wages, 20 a year and only double rations. I enclose their agreement which I think you will find stringent enough regarding the woman obeying Mrs. Laidlaw. I have bound them down tight I think in every respect, indeed I am sure much tighter than you would like to enforce should you be pleased with the conduct and services of both. Their passage per the cutter Domain 4 I have paid for you, one half of which is to be deducted from their wages.
Perusal of the "Dunmore Journals - The Diaries of Charles Hamilton McKnight 1841 - 1873" indicate that Adam and family worked on the property for approximately 5 months before moving on to work with Lieut. Robert Chamberlin, who with a Dr. Bernard settled on Tarrone (not far from Dunmore) in 1845.
Adam Marr, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Adam Marr, was hit by Thomas Meldram and fined 20s. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 March 1844
Alex Marr & Hay in a partnership carpenter South Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Marr arrived 6-Jul 1840 from Hobart on 28 June on the Lord Sidmonth
Mrs Marr arrived 27-Aug 1840 from Hobart on the Lord Sidmonth
Captain Marr at Melbourne arrived 20 Apr 1841 from Launceston on the Lady Emma
Captain Marr arrived 12 May 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May on the Agenoria
Captain and Mrs Marr Melbourne arrived 6 Jun 1841, from Hobart town on the Agenoria
John Marra family 26 hus (f 22) Farm servant Rosgrea Prot reads, listed on the John Bull arrived 22 Jan 1840
Jane Marra 24 wife of John (f 22) Housemaid Rosgrea Prot reads, listed on the John Bull arrived 22 Jan 1840
Pat Marra 0 son of John (f 22) Rosgrea Prot reads, listed on the John Bull arrived 22 Jan 1840
John Marr, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
John Marr, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Margaret Marr wed 5 Apr 1839 to John Sheppard by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Mr Marr, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the barque 'Lady Emma' 14 Apr 1841 - source Launceston Courier 19 Apr 1841
Patrick Mar 22 (32 single man) Labourer Prot neither Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Robert Hay Marr and Margaret Marshall baptised George 1844, Margaret 1844, Thomas Gregory 1846
Robert Marr Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
Owned Property Little Scotland Geelong - Freehold Property
Scott & Gray Marr; Directory 1847 settlers, Springheads, Hopkins River
Stephen Marrs wed Janet Patterson in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Catherine 1845, Mary Ann 1847, Stephen William 1847
William Marr Anne Mary baptised Jessie Louisa 1841
William Marr, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Marr Scott & Gray in a partnership settlers Springheads Hopkins River, Source - 1847 Directory
Marr see Scott Grey & Marr in a partnership, Source - 1847 Directory
Marr see Scott Grey & Marr in a partnership settlers Green Hills Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
John Marra 26 hus (family 22) Farm servant, Prot reads, Roscrea, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Jane Marra 24 wife of John (family 22) Housemaid, Prot reads, Roscrea, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Pat Marra 0 son of John (family 22) Prot reads, Rosgrea, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Marrah labourer Russell street, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Marrell, died 5m male Melbourne 1842 #3768 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Murray / Marrey 20 (single man 26) Labourer RC both Westmeath, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Mr and Mrs E Marrick and 2 chn arrived 1-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 26 March via Geelong on the Lowestoft - source Port Phillip Herald 3 Apr 1840
Joseph Marriott aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John B Marris, 36 hus, 25 f, Carpenter Nottingham Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Susanna Marris, 36 wife of John, 25 f, Housemaid Nottingham Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
James Nall Marris, 13, William Marris, 11, John Barnaby Marris, 9, Sarah R Marris, 6, Harriett Marris, 4 and Susanna Marris, 1 dau of John, 25 f, Prot, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Sarah Ann Morris, died 11 female Melbourne 1842 #3723 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Bamby Marris/Morris and Susan Lenten baptised Elizabeth 1841 - 1858 aged 18, Ann Maria 1843-5 died and Samuel Marris baptised and died 1846 Male at Melbourne
John Barnaby Marris, Shop and house off Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
John Barnaby Marris Morris, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
John Barnby Marris and Mary baptised Samuel 1846
J. B. Morris - Morris; Directory 1847 Bourke street
Susannah Marris died 1860 #7379 aged 57, dau of Sarah and Samuel Preston of Nottinghamshire.
From Marris web site, John Barnaby Marris was born 30 January 1804 in Kirton in Lindsey / Lincolnshire Co., England, and died 30 May 1874 in St Kilda, Australia. He married Susanna Langton Preston on 20 September 1825 in St Nicholas Anglican Church / Lincolnshire Co., England.
Extract from family Bible believed owned by Bill and Adair Marris in New Zealand
"...Immigrated with 6 children from Shearwood in the parish of Basford near Nottingham to Australia Felix in Marshals Emergrant ship the "John Bull" commanded by Captain Orman. Left Graves End September 28, 1839 and anchored in Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, 23 January, 1840..."
James Nall Marris came aged 13, wed 1848 #29010 to Martha Condron and registered 5 children and died 1868 #3629 aged 41
William Marris Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
William Marrish, 27 both was Farm servant, trained as Shoemaker widower crime - Felony 10 years convicted 29 Mar 1843, at Exeter, received 9 May 1843, at Exeter, 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 Chirnside Portland Bay district (List a109 and b37)
Mary Marrs, wed John Galbraith 1842 #642 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Stephen Marrs, male wed Janet Patterson 1842 #4512 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
W. Marrs Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
John Marsaline, Crew AB arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
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