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James McDonagh, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
James McDonagh, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Mr A McDonald Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Skene
A M'Donald - McDonald Mrs Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne, 30th April, 1847
A C, Esq M'Donald - McDonald Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
Alexander McDonald 30 Single, with sister Jane, Blacksmith employed at day work Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Alexander Mcdonald 28 (died 11) died 10 April, 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Alexander Mcdonald 29 (single man 45) Labourer, prot, both, Sutherland, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Alexander Mcdonald wed Elizabeth Munro in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong;
Alexander Mcdonald, wed Elizabeth Scott 1842 #643 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Alexander Mcdonald and Isabella baptised Malcolm James Mu 1843
Alexander McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Alexander Mcdonald and Ann Mauthison baptised Donald 1844;
Alexander Mcdonald and Cath Mcdonald baptised Mary Ann 1844;
Alexander McDonald, granted depasturing license for Murray Feb 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
Alexander McDonald, Melbourne. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Oct 1844
Alexander McDonald 3 Oct 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Alexander McDonald, granted Insolvency Certificate 8 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 10 Apr 1845
Alexander McDonald, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Alexander McDonald, Baker was charged 40/- for producing light-weight loaves. Source - Melbourne Courier 19 Jan 1846
Alexander Mcdonald and Jane baptised Martha 1845
Alexander Mcdonald Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Alexander Mcdonald Page 153 letters atPost Office, 31st May 1847
Alexander McDonald baker Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander McDonald farmer Dandenong Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander McDonald farmer Kinlochewe, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander McDonald settler Morea Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander McDonald musician off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Allan McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Allan McDonald Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Allan McDonald of Glencoe wed 30 Dec 1845 to Flora McDonald elder dau of Donald McDonald of Merri Merri Creek, near Melbourne, by Rev Mr Gunn, at Campbellfield. Source - Melbourne Courier 12 Jan 1846
Andrew Mcdonald 28 hus (family 28) Farm servant Perthshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Margaret Mcdonald 25 wife of Andrew (family 28) Farm servant Dundas, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Andrew Mcdonald and Margaret Adams 25 baptised Janet Scott 1844, Sorley 1846
Andw Mcdonald 22 (single man 35) Labourer RC both Clare, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Angus McDonald 35 Farm labourer came with wife and 5chn, Jan 1839 on the Hope was employed Jan 1839 by John McNall of Melb
Betty McDonald 38 wife of Angus McDonald, with Grace 13, May 11, John 9, Peter 6, Mary 3 came Jan 1839 on the Hope
Angus Mcdonald and Elizabeth baptised Elizabeth 1840
Angus Mcdonald, died 36 male Portland 1842 #34094 Presbyterian Portland
Angus McDoald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Angus Mcdonald 35 hus (family 22) Shepherd RC neither Armough came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Flora Mcdonald 32 wife of Angus (family 22) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Kate Mcdonald 8, John Mcdonald 6 and Jonah Mcdonald 4 son of Angus (family 22) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Angus Mcdonald and Flora, baptised Mary Isabella 1847
Anne Mcdonald wed John Howe in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Anne Mcdonald, 20 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Anthony McDonald, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Archibald Mcdonald Convict came 1834 on the Royal Sovereign assigned to Illegible (Pos. Hogg)
Archibald Mcdonald 28 hus (family 26) Farm servant Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Ellen Mcdonald 23 wife of Archibald (family 26) Farm servant Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Elizabeth Mcdonald 3, Archibald Mcdonald 1 and Margaret Mcdonald 0 dau of Archibald (family 28) Dundas, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Arcbibald Mcdonald and Ellen Dunn baptised Margaret 1842;
Archibald Mcdonald 27 hus (family 24) Labourer RC neither Januay? came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Ann Mcdonald 20 wife of Archibald (family 24) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Donald Mcdonald 1 son of Archibald (family 24) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Archibald Mcdonald, and Anne Mcdonald baptised male Duncan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Wtown 1842 #36251
Archibald Mcdonald and Anne Mcdonald, baptised Alexander 1845, John 1846, Margaret 1847;
Archibald Mcdonald and Anne Mcdonald baptised
Archbold Mcdonald, and Sarah Cameron baptised female Maria at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Moonee Pnd 1842 #36363
Archbold Mcdonald and Sarah Cameron baptised Margaret 1844
Archibald McDonald, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Archibald McDonald freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Archibald McDonald Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Archibald McDonald, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce refused at this time
Archibald McDonald, voted 12-1pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Archibald McDonald List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Archibald McDonald Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Archibald McDonald, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Archibald McDonald baker Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Archibald McDonald farmer Gallic Hill Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr A McDonald arrived 31 July 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 25 July Henry, source local newspapers
Bernard Mcdonald, 20 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Captain Macdonald / Mcdonald master Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 May 1843 for Sydney arrived 22 May Felicity
Captain McDonald cleared 14 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for Hobart and arrived 27 Feb, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Captain McDonald master arrived 19 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Western Port Ettrick, source local newspapers
Catherine Mcdonald 63 (Widow 4), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Catherine Mcdonald, female wed Alexander Macfie 1842 #35451 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Mcdonald wed Richard Blackburn in 1845 at Presbyterian
Charles Mcdonald, wed Mary Brown 1842 #737 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Charles Mcdonald and Mary Brown baptised Isabella 1847
Colin Macdonald / Mcdonald settler Noorangong Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles McDonald, Cabin arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
Mr C McDonald Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Charles McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr Charles Mcdonald, left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
Charles McDonald, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Charles McDonald, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Daniel Mcdonald aged 22 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
David Mcdonald and Julia Walsh baptised Elizabeth 1846;
David Mcdonald Directory 1847 farrier, Gallic Hill, Darabin Creek
David McDonald farrier Gallic Hill Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Donald Mcdonald blacksmith and wife Ann dau Elizabeth Mcdonald born 14 Jun 1839 baptised 12 Aug 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Donald Mcdonald and Ann baptised Mary 1840,
Donald Mcdonald, and Anne baptised female Catherine at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #766
Donald 1 McDonald 34 with wife Margaret and 6 chn, Shepherd employed at day work Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Margaret McDonald 32 wife of Donald 1 McDonald, with John 14, Allan 12, Angus 9, Kitty 7, Hugh 4, Sandy came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Archibald McDonald 19 son of Donald, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Mary McDonald 16 dau of Donald, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Captain McDonald (Staff 1), came 11 Aug 1840 on the Isabella Watson
Charles McDonald 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Donald 2 McDonald 44 with wife Uphemia and 7chn, Farm Labourer employed by Mr Hepburn, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Uphemia McDonald 38 wife of Donald, with John 14, Anne 12, Catherine 8, Sarah 5, Christy 2, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Donald 3 McDonald 48 with wife Mary and 6 chn, Farm Labourer employed by Mr McLean Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Mary McDonald 45 wife of Donald, with Catherine 12, Marian 10, Isabella 7, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
John McDonald 20 son of Donald, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Norman McDonald 16 son of Donald, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Norman Mcdonald; Directory 1847
Donald McDonald 14 son of Donald, Shepherd sick, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Donald Mcdonald 22 (single man 20) Farm servant, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Donald Mcdonald, 18 single man Shepherd Prot, both Nairn, Scotland, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Donald McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Mr Donald McDonald arrived at Hobart 23 Aug 1843 from Port Albert on 15 Aug Scotia
Donald MacDonald/McDonald, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Donald MacDonald/McDonald, second of same name one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Donald Macdonald/Mcdonald, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Donald McDonald, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Donald Mcdonald wed Janet Smith in 1845 at Church of England;
Donald Mcdonald Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne, 30th April, 1847
Donald Mcdonald died 1847 Male aged 74 at River Plen
Donald Mcdonald and Margaret Mcdonald; Directory 1847 fishmonger, off Bourke lane
Donald M'Donald - McDonald Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Donald McDonald farrier Glen Lea Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Donald McDonald fishmonger off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Duncan McDonald 36 with wife Mary and 4 chn, Farm Labourer in sick quarters with family, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Mary McDonald 32 wife of Duncan, with Anne 9, John 7, Christina 5, Flora 3, William infant, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Duncan McDonald, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Edward Mcdonald, 18 single man Carpenter RC both Co Tyrone arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Edward Mcdonald wed Julia Hanlon in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Elizabeth McDonald, Cabin arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
Elizabeth Mcdonald wed John Griffin in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Ellen Mcdonald, died 23 female Melbourne 1842 #38338 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ellen and Patrick McDonald sailed from Launceston 12 Dec 1843 for Port Fairy Essington
Ewen Mcdonald and Isabella baptised Maria 1840, John 1843
Ewen McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Ewen McDonald, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Ewen McDonald farrier Bare Hill Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Ewen McDonald grazier Wells Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
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