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Isabella Morvell - recorded in the list of Single Women on the England came 17 July 1841, as Marcel / Mavin 16 (single woman 41) Housemaid Prot both Glasgow,
Note that Isabella gave Glasgow as her birthplace. This detail would come from the Travel Document she had to have signed by 3 people, showing she was Baptised, was a good worker, and was of Good character.
From the McCleary web site, Isabella Morvell Morville, daughter of Richard Morvell Morville and Jane Donnelly, was born about 1828 in Wakefield, Yorkshire and died on 13 Aug 1901 in Hotham West, Vic about age 73.
Isabella Marvell wed 1842 #616 to Richard Purchas by Presbyterian Church of Melbourne and Geelong, Victoria. Richard was born in 1811 in London, England and died 1856 #888 at age 45, in Victoria, Australia
Isabella Golding 1836 - 1901 #10060 aged 65, (actual age 76, born about 1824) died at Hotham West, daughter of Jane Donnelly and Richard Morwell
The children's baptisms are interesting because a different clergyman and denomination is recorded for each event - probably depending on who was available for each baby. Deaths were often not recorded, because the clergy were not near enough to conduct the funeral. There was no civil registration until about 1855 after Victoria was Separated, and appointed Registrars.
1. Richard Purchase 1844 #32123 christened Methodist / Wesleyan, Geelong,
2. Charles Purchase 1844 #7650 christened Presbyterian, Geelong, Mother named Isabella Mowell
3. Charles Purchase 1847 #21861 christened Church Of England, Christ Church, Geelong, did he wed 1873 #2667 to Elizabeth Lewis
4. Jane Purchase 1855 #6065 died aged 8 months, born at Ballarat
Isabella Purchas wed 1856 #3695 to Thomas Golden born in 1834 in New South Wales,
5. Caroline Golding 1857 #5846 mother Isabella Morrel, born at Ballarat, died at E Brunswick, 1941 #5981 aged 83, mother Isobel Morvell, wed 1882 #6075 to Arthur Will (Arthur Will 22 came Jul 1879 on the Lusitania with Edwin Will 24)
6. Ann Golding 1859 #2288 mother Isabella Purchas, born at Ballarat, did she wed 1882 #1250 to Mark Madden
7. Louisa Goldin 1863 #19235 mother Isabella Morrell, born at Newc, did she wed 1883 #1473 to Louis Sidler
8. Thomas Golding 1866 #10763 mother Isabella Purchase, born at Ross Creek
9. Isabella Golding 1866 #23679 mother Isabella Purchase, born at Ross Creek
10. Flor Jane Golding 1878 - 1936 #4684 aged 58 mother Isbla Morwell, wed Joseph William Smith
Richard Morrell / Morvell 35 hus (family 52) Farm Servant Prot reads Lincolnshire, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Jane Morrell 37 wife of Richard (family 52) Farm Servant Prot reads Lincolnshire, came 17 July 1841 on the England
William Morrell 12, Richard Morrell 10, Elizabeth Morrell 7, James Morrell 5 and Isaac Morrell 3 son of Richard (family 52) Prot Lincolnshire, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Richard Morvell, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Richard Morville and Jane Donnelly baptised Jane 1847 at Portland and as Jane Morvell wed 1860 #2749 to James Lamb
Richard Morvell 1810 - 1874 #3923 aged 64, wed in 1822 in Glasgow-Scotland to Jane Donnelly 1812 - 1888 #8310 more likely 75, with her father recorded as James Johnson, both died at Ballarat
William Morrell, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Hanah Moryravan 16 (single woman 48) House maid RC reads Cork, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mr A Moses departed 20 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
Elias Moses as tenants in common with Solomon Benjamin 2 roods Warringal lot 11., Deeds dated, 23rd January 1847
Mr John Moses arrived 15-Feb 1840 from Hobart 4 Feb on the Maria - source Port Phillip Herald 18 Feb 1840
Joseph Moses, arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the brig 'Christina' 14 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 16 Jan 1845
Mr Moses sailed 13-Jan 1840 for Hobart Town on the Maria
Mr Moses arrived 29 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Anne
Mr Moses, sailed for Sydney on 5 April 1844 on the Jane Goudie
Thomas Moses wed Janet Grierson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Edmund Moss and Hannah baptised Edward Arthur 1843, Mary Jane 1847;
Edmund Moss boot and shoemaker Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Elizabeth Moss wed Joseph Broadstock in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Emma E Moss died 1847 Female child aged 4 at Melbourne
F E Moss - 1st Mate (Staff 3) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Henry Nicholas Moss, male wed Elizabeth Agnes Willer 1842 #2d Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne
Henry Moss, House Off Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Henry Moss and Agnes Elizabeth baptised Emily Elizabeth 1843-7 died, Henry Nelson 1844 -5 died, Sarah Ann 1844, Mary Ann 1845 died, Amelia Matilda Alber 1846;
Henry Moss, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Henry Moss musician Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Moss left Sydney 30 Dec 1840 on the Clonmel
Mr Moss ( Steerage) wrecked 2 Jan 1841, on the Clonmel

from on Friday, 26 November, 2010

Hi Elizabeth,
In the course of compiling a history of the Flinders Lane, Melbourne, building now known as Tavistock House, I've been gathering information on John Moss, who purchased the land in 1836 and built the Ship Inn.
The web page 'Came to Port Phillip By 1849' (a fantastic resource) lists more than one John Moss, but Council valuation and rates records confirm that the one described by the Port Phillip Herald on 8 Sept 1843 as living in a 'house in a lane off Little Flinders Street' (adjacent to the Ship Inn) is indeed the John Moss who arrived in 1836. This is the same JM who who was also noted by the PP Herald in Aug 1845 as being a burgess of Lonsdale Ward who voted for John Pascoe Fawkner in an election.
This John Moss may possibly also be the same man who, slightly further down the same web page, is described as having died at the age of 50, with details of the coroner's inquest, quoting from the Port Phillip Herald of 24 Feb 1846.
I found an account of the Moss inquest in the Port Phillip Herald of Feb 24 1846, his death from 'apoplexy' having occurred on Feb 21. Evidence was given by his daughter Mary Moss, so this JM is clearly the one of interest to me, despite the discrepancy of a few years between his supposed age of 50 and his actual age of 54.
Regards, Rick Keam

Thankyou for the notes, Rick.
Report in Hobart Town Courier Fri 12 Feb 1836 as 'The Boadecia has brought out 216 free females with R Thomson, the Deputy Inspector of Hospitals for Sydney, Mrs Thomson and 4 children.' and on Fri 19 Feb - 'The Boadicia is fixed to sail for Calcutta on the 24th inst'. Hobart 'Colonial Times' Tue 1 Mar 1836 does not include Boadecia in the list of vessels in Harbour.
Tasmanian Immigrants comments "The Boadicea, barque 472 tons, departed London 14 Oct 1835, arrived at Hobart 04 Feb 1836 with 6 passengers & 216 free female immigrants on board", and lists 13 women, John Wilson, James Moss, and John Moss with Mary, and children John, Isaac, Ann Elza, and Mary
Departure from Tasmania, Mrs Moss and 2 children were on the Adelaide which on 7 Sep 1837 sailed from Hobart to Port Phillip.
From the Hobart Courier, Fri 8 Sep 1837, sailed 7 Sep 1837 from Hobart, the Adelaide, schooner, 95 tons, McClellan master, for Port Phillip, pas Mrs Moss and 2 chn, Mrs Napier, WE Lewes, E Sayers, John Davies, WHC Dumbleto, John Green, Mr and Mrs Walton, T Middleton. How did John Moss and his older children get to Port Phillip? Easy answer is - they were employed as Shepherds and went to Port Phillip with one of the flocks.
More from Rick
Meanwhile, this is what I now know for sure.
I started with Ros Fornaro's website, which notes that a John Moss, born in 1792 in Leeks, Staffordshire, arrived in Hobart with his wife Mary and 6 children in 1836, and thence to Port Phillip in 1837/37. Ian Nicholson's Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842 (Roebuck, 1985) and Pearce & Cowling's Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania -Section 4 (Free Immigrants) (1975) confirm this information, except that there were 5 kids not 6. They were John Jr (b.1822), Isaac (b.1826), Ann Eliza (b.1830), and Mary (b. 1835). (Ros or her informant had probably counted Ann Eliza as 2 people, Ann & Eliza). The ship was the Boadicea, which left London 14/10/35 and arrived Tasmania in the first week of Feb 1836, carrying over 200 free female immigrants and supposedly only 6 other passengers, which doesn't account for all of the Moss family.
The Victorian Government Gazette of Wed 25 April 1838 lists a town allotment of 1 rood 36 perches to John Moss, and refers to it having been first advertised on 10 April 1837. He had already built and was operating the Ship Inn on that site, receiving one of the first formal licenses in September 1837.
This John Moss had probably died by 1860, because the Argus of 25 July 1860 (p.4) carried a marriage notice (Kilgour-Moss) referring to 'Mary, only daughter of the late Mr John Moss, late of Staffordshire, England'. I suspect this really meant 'only surviving daughter'. The John Moss who died in 1846 may have been him, except that his age would have been 54 not 50. Also, Melbourne Council's old ratebooks show that a John and a Mary Moss were still living in, and owning other houses in, Flinders Lane until 1852. But these could also have been John Jr and Mary Jr.

John Moss, House Lane off Little Flinders St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
John Moss, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay and Port Fairy on the scooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth' 17 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
John Moss, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John Moss died 1846 Male aged 50 at Melbourne - date estimated as late in Feb 1846
Inquest told he had been found dead in bed, he had complained of pains in his head. Lived with wife and daughter. Died by the visitation of God 20 Feb 1846 - source Port Phillip Herald
John Moss and Janet baptised Samuel Beswick 1847
John Moss wed 1848 to Janet Kennedy at Melbourne Presbyterian church
Martin Moss sailed 12-Feb 1840 for Hobart on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Mr Moss Melbourne departed 9 Mar 1841 for Hobart town on the Abeona
Mr Moses arrived 29 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Anne
Mrs Moss and 6 chn, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr P Moss arrived at Melbourne 7 March 1841 from Adelaide and departed 9 Mar 1841 for Hobart town on the Abeona
Thomas Moss 38 hus (family 34) Labourer Prot Both Manchester, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Moss 35 wife of Thomas (family 34) House Servant Prot Both Manchester, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Thomas Moss 12, Richd Moss 9, Mary Moss 6 and John Moss 2 son of Thomas (family 34) Prot Manchester died on the Frankfield
Thomas Moss, and Mary baptised male John at Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne born at Brun 1842 #1120
Thomas Moss and Mary baptised William 1845;
Thomas Moss carter Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
William Moss came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
Mr Mossman - North Corio Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mrs Mossman and 4 chn Mossman (Cabin 4 - 9) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mr R Mossman, Cabin arrived 23 Sep 1843 on the Camona
Mr Robert Mossman, some time resident at Melbourne, Port Phillip, and presently residing at 1 Eyre Place, Edinburgh, is posted in a Scotch newspaper as Insolvent. Source - Melbourne Courier, 18 Feb 1846
Samuel Mossman, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 10 Jan 1843 in jury for the day
Mary Mossop, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Mary Mossop wed John Reid in 1845 at Presbyterian
Mr Mostie arrived 27-Dec 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
John Motherway aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Thomas Mott, 13 stepson of Francis Minny arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
John Mott, 10 stepson of Francis Minny arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Peter Mottram aged 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Motyer departing 10 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Thomas Mouat and Mary baptised Mary 1841, John Fyfe 1843, Thomas 1846 died
Thomas Mouat, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Mrs Mouat, Melb, employed Margaret Reade who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Thomas Mouitt, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Mouet - Mouet wed Charl Simple in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Arthur Mold, late of Western Port, formerly of Lincolnshire late a settler in Western Port, died 26 March 1845 deceased intestate, estate placed in charge of Deputy Registrar James Denham Pinnock, for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 1 Oct 1845
George Mould wed Elizabeth Thomas in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Mould wed Martha Moor in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Mould, and Martha baptised Alice at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12731
Alice Mould, died G 11d female Melbourne 1842 #3672 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
baptised Louisa Elizabeth 1843;
George Mould bricklayer Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Mould, fell from his horse and broke his neck, about a fortnight ago, report from Gipps Land - source Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1845
George Moulder, House Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
George Moulder and Ann Mary baptised Walter 1844, Charlotte 1846;
George Moulder, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
George Moulder, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
George Mould Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 Owned Property Richmond - Freehold Property
George Moulder cabinet maker Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Jacob Mosloy / Mouldey 34 hus (family 26) Bricklayer Prot both Berkshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Harriett Mouldey 28 wife of Jacob (family 26) Housemaid Prot reads Berkshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mary Mouldey 9, Joseph Mouldey 8, William Mouldey 4 and Harriet Mouldey 2 dau of Jacob (family 26) Prot Berkshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Abel Mouldy, died J 5m male Melbourne 1842 #3802 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Jacob Mouldey - Mouldy and Harriett baptised Mary Ann 1843-6 died, Jacob 1846;
Mary Ann Mouldey, aged 2yrs 3m, found drowned in a water hole. She had followed her father when he went to work. Melbourne Courier 14 Jan 1846
Jacob Mouldy, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Jacob Mouldew, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Jacob Mouldy brickmaker south Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Moulin ( Steerage) arrived Port Phillip 28 Aug 1841 on the William
William Moult Steerage Paid arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
William Moult and Charlotte Simple baptised Elizabeth 1847
William Moult Page 32 letters at Post Office, Jan 1847, 3 Feb 1847
Sarah Mounds, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Will Watch' 21 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Mr Mountford arrived 29 Aug 1840 from London on the East London
Mr Mountford Cabin (Cabin) came 29 Aug 1840 on the East London
Mr Mountford arrived 21-Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Mountiford ( Steerage) cleared for London 6 March 1841 on the Rookery
Charles Mountford aged 17 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Elizabeth Caroline Mouritz wed Thomas Longridge Wayth in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George A Mouritz accountant Little Brunswick st Col., Source - 1847 Directory
JJ Mouritz, Melbourne Times 10 Sep 1842 Page 3 Collector Gipps land Ward Melbourne Municipal Corporation
John Joseph Mouritz, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
John Joseph Mouritz, to make list of Burgess in Bourke Ward. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
John Joseph Mouritz, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
J.J.C Mouritz settler Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
John Joseph Mouritz Pastor of Particular Baptist Church Col., Source - 1847 Directory
Philip Mouritz settler Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
William Mourt wed Jane Brown in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Edward Mouth 24 single man Carpenter Dublin Prot both employed by John Hepburn Limestone Hill arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
FW Moutracy, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Charles Mowitt 28 (single man 36) Labourer Prot both Scotland, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Charles Mowitt Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
Francis Mowitt has Convict assigned to him - is William Curtis came 1833 on the Aurora is James Driscoll came 1836 on the Surry
F Mowatt has Convicts assigned to him, John Fletcher came 1835 on the Lady Nugent, John King came 1837 on the Mangles, John Fitzgerald came 1838 on the Earl Grey
J Mowatt, in second jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
James Mowatt schoolmaster William street, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Mowatt & T; Directory 1847 linen drapers, St. Kilda & Col. st
Robert Mowatt & T Mowatt in a partnership linen drapers St. Kilda & Col. st, Source - 1847 Directory
T Mowatt see Mowatt Robert & T in a partnership linen drapers St. Kilda & Col. st, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Mowatt clerk Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Mowitt, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during sixth hour, 2-3pm
Thomas Mowitt Owned Property Merri Merri Creek - Not Known
William Mowett 26 (single man 31) Shepherd RC neither Caithress came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
W Mowatt, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the brig 'Tobago' 27 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 6 Mar 1843
Betsy Mowbray, 15 single woman House servant Bucks Prot reads Left the ship on her own resources arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Rev Mr Mowbray, Cabin arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Mrs Mowbray, Cabin arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Thomas Mowbray, and Williamin baptised female Elizabeth Graham at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #813
Thomas Mowbray, dwelling house, Campbellfield, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Thomas Mowbray and Williamina baptised Jane Killer 1844
Thomas Mowbray, voted 1-2pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Rev Thomas Mowbray is remembered by Mowbray Park, he was one of Brisbane'e early Presbyterian ministers. He was baptised at Hamilton, Scotland, 1812, went to University of Glasgow, came to Australia in 1842, went first to a charge in the Port Phillip District and then to one in Sydney. Following a breakdown in health he came to Brisbane. He established a school in the grounds of his home Riversdale, now Mowbray Park. The extensive area of land which he bought around there was later subdivided and a suburb, for a while known as Mowbraytown, was formed. He died at the age of 55.
AGE Moy - with wife, Intermediate, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Maylan 28 hus, 25 f, Farm servant Co Clare RC, came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
Margaret Maylan 24 wife of John, 26 f, House servant Co Clare RC, came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
Bridget Maylan 2 dau of John, 27 f, Co Clare RC, came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
John Moylan and Margaret Silver baptised Michael 1840, Margaret 1845, Elizabeth 1847
John Moylan, and Margaret Silver baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #458
John Maylan and Margret baptised John Padfield 1847
Mary Moylan 20 (single woman 35) Nursemaid RC both Co Clare, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mary Moylan, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Thomas Meyer / Moylen 20 (single man 9) Groom labourer, RC, Clare, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Thomas Moylan wed Ellen Silver in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Moylen wed Mary Mcmahon in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
James Moynage Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
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