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Flora McDonald 20 single Servant employed by Capt Lonsdale year, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Flora Hannah Mcdonald wed Alexander Mckillop in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Flora Mcdonald 22 (single woman 17) House maid, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Flora McDonald sailed 24-Jun 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
F Mcdonald, died 22 female Newt 1842 #306 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Flora McDonald, elder dau of Donald McDonald of Merri Merri Creek, near Melbourne, wed 30 Dec 1845 to Allan McDonald of Glencoe by Rev Mr Gunn, at Campbellfield. Source - Melbourne Courier 12 Jan 1846
Mr G McDonald, Cabin For Sydney arrived 2 Dec 1843 on the Midlothian
Godfrey McDonald, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 agent for plaintiff over 19 pounds owed by Peter Virtue
Godfrey McDonald farrier Kinlochewe, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr G Macdonald / Mcdonald arrived at Port Phillip 2 Dec 1843 from Leith Mid-Lothian
Mr G McDonald cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 25 Dec Midlothian
Hanah Mcdonald 19 (single woman 27) Housemaid Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Hector Mcdonald, 21 single man Labourer Prot, both Perth, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Hector MacDonald/McDonald, Campbellfield one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Hector Mcdonald and Charlotte baptised Catherine Sarah 1845
Hector McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Hector Macdonald - new License holder for Crawford Inn, formerly belonged to Daniel Oneill Crawford River no Sureties. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 67, 12 Dec 1846
Hector McDonald - Crawford River, Crawford Inn 18 miles yes had License before, Name of Surety George Matheson, and John Beglin, 1 July 1847 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 69, 20 May 1847
Hector MacDonald - Crawford River, Crawford Inn 18 miles, Name of Surety George Matheson Portland, and John Boyslin Portland, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Henry MacDonald / McDonald 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Hugh McDonald 34 Shepherd came with wife and 4chn, Jan 1839 on the Hope was employed Jan 1839 by George Smith of Melb
Bell McDonald 28 wife of Hugh McDonald, with Jessie 8, Bell 6, Alexander 4, John 1 came Jan 1839 on the Hope
Hugh McDonald 30 Widower with John 3 and Mary 1, Shepherd employed at day work Melb, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Hugh McDonald 17 single, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Hugh M'Donald - McDonald Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr H McDonald Departed from Hobart on 2 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Tasmanian Lass
James Mcdonald 30 with wife Mary 28, Shepherd, from Innishall, Prot, reads, employed by Mr Black, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
James Mcdonald and Mary Mcdougald 28 baptised Mary 1841,
James Mcdonald, and Mary baptised male John at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #764 and Donald 1847;
James Mcdonald 27 hus (family 28) Farm servant RC both Scotland, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Jane Mcdonald 38 wife of James (family 28) Farm servant RC both Scotland, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
William Mcdonald 5, Jane Mcdonald 3 and Flora Mcdonald 1 dau of James (family 28) RC Scotland, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Mcdonald, and Jane Magee baptised male Alexander at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Merri Crk 1842 #36220
James McDonald, Cabin arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
Mr James Mcdonald, left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
James McDonald, 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 third hour, 11-noon
James McDonald, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 13 Jun 1843 New Insolvent list Deficiency 330 pounds
James McDonald, House Lonsdale St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
J MacDonald/McDonald, third jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
James McDonald, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James McDonald, Glenarona beyond the Goulburn, signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Sept 1844
James McDonald, Insolvent assets to be sold. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Oct 1844
James McDonald, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James McDonald, application for Insolvency Certificate postponed. Source - Melbourne Courier 1 Aug 1845
James Mcdonald Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne, 30th April, 1847
James McDonald Directory 1847 tailor, Stephen street Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
James McDonald gardener off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James McDonald tailor Stephen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Janet McDonald 23 Widow, with brother Alex and dau Mary 1, came to NSW on the British King and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Janet Mcdonald, wed George Brownlee 1842 #648 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Janet Adelaide Mcdonald, died female Dare 1842 #302 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Jane Mcdonald wed Donald Mckellar in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James McDonald freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
James McDonald House Lonsdale St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
James McDonagh List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James McDonald List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James McDonald Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James McDonald Glenarona signed an encouraging letter printed 28 Sep 1844 for Rev Peter Gunn News 28 Sep 1844, source local newspapers
Janet Mcdonald wed Ewan Cameron in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Jane Mcdonald Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
John McDonald, in Oct 1839 employed Peter Matheson aged 12, who came on the David Clarke
John McDonald, in Oct 1839 employed Catherine Mcmillan aged 19, Dairymaid, who came on the David Clarke
John Macdonald and Catherine baptised Hector Cumming Albert 1841, Janet Adelaide 1841, Lily Victoria 1841
on the web page Women in Vic found on 16 Feb 2009. From the Port Phillip Gazette 1 Jan 1842, BIRTH EXTRAORDINAIRE! On Thursday Mrs McDonald, the wife of a respectable settler, presented her husband at Mr Mortimerís Crown Hotel, with a Christmas box consisting of two girls and a boy, whom with the mother, are doing well. Advance Australia Felix. The girls were christened Victoria and Adelaide, the boy Albert.

St James Church of England records the baptisms, 1841 numbers 12698-12700 of three children of Catherine and John MacDonald, Lily Victoria, Janet Adelaide and Hector Cumming Albert, born at Darebin Creek.
Janet Adelaide McDonald died at Darebin Ck was buried 1842
Lilllias Victoria McDonald wed 1871 #2681 to Thomas Clark, no children registered in Victoria
Hector Albert Cumming MacDonald wed 1871 #930 to Emily Jane Hallam and had 11 children, 2 died as infants

John Mcdonald 25 Tailor Perthshire, employer by John McColl, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Capt John A McDonald master arrived 11 Aug 1840 from Leith on the Isabella Watson
John Mcdonall 23 (12 single man) Shepherd Prot both Jutland, came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams
Dr John Mcdonald - Surg Supt (Staff 2 ), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
John Mcdonald - 1st Mate (Staff 4), came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
John Mcdonald 21 hus ( (family 1), Labourer RC neither Glasgow, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Sarah Mcdonald 20 wife of John ( (family 2), Housewife Prot reads Glasgow, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Mcdonald, and Sarah/Susannah T Brown baptised male James Alexander at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #140
John Mcdonald, 23 single man Shepherd RC both Co Tyrone arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
John Mcdonald, 22 single man Carpenter RC both Queens Co arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
John Mcdonald, 26, Labourer, Prot both Ayreshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
John Mcdonald, wed Eliza Mccullough 1842 #717 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Mcdonald and Eliza Mccullough baptised Flora 1845 died, Marjory 1845
John Mcdonald wed Margaret Murphy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Mcdonnell and Margaret Murphy baptised Jane 1844-7 died, Catherine 1846
John McDonald sailed from Launceston on 29 Sept 1837 for Port Phillip on the Mary
John McDonald house and shop Elizabeth St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John McDonald, clerk The Port Phillip Herald Fri 24 Nov 1843 New Insolvents list liabilities 81 pounds, Assets 13, deficiency near 67 pounds
John MacDonald/McDonald, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
John McDonald, to make list of Burgess in La Trobe Ward. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
John Macdonald/Mcdonald, Insolvent, comfirmed plan of distribution Paid 20/- in the pound. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 19 Oct 1844
John McDonald, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John Mcdonald aged 17 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Mcdonald Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
John McDonald & John McDonald in a partnership farmers Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
John McDonald dairyman Beach Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
John McDonald boot and shoemaker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
John McDonald farmer Gallic Hill Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
John McDonald publican Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
John McDonald tailor off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr JW McDonald arrived 15-Nov 1840 from Liverpool on 13 July on the Lapwing
Mr J McDonald Departed from Hobart on 10 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr J McDonald Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Mr J McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr J McDonald arrived 29 Oct 1844 at Launceston from Portland Essington, source local newspapers
Kenneth McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Kenneth McDonald, owed wages by TB Alexander The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Dec 1843
Kenneth McDonald, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Kenneth McDonald, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Kosciusko/John Mcdonald and Ann Sarah baptised James Alexander 1842, Sarah Elizabeth 1845;
Kosciusko Macdonald / Mcdonald wheelwt. and engineer Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Lettise Mcdonald 28 (single woman 28) House Maid Prot Reads Glasgow, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Lettise Mcdonald wed Wilson Wilson in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
Malcolm McDonald, gave evidence about murder of Peter Winstanley trial reported - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Margaret Mcdonald 17 (single woman 17) Domestic Servant RC both Banock came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Mcdonald disallowed 20 not under proper protection (single woman 35) Domestic Servant Prot both Greenock came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Mcdonald wed Henry Ellette in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mathew Mcdonald, 18, (Steerage), came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Michael Mcdonald 20 (single man 32) Labourer RC both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Michael McDonald 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Michael McDonald, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
McKenzie Mcdonald; Directory 1847 lime burners, limekilnes, Portland
Mr McDonald Arrived at Launceston 28 Sep 1837 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Mrs McDonald sailed from Launceston on 29 Sept 1837 for Port Phillip on the Mary
Mr McDonald Departed from Hobart for Port Phillip on 30 Aug 1838 on the Adelaide
Mr McDonnell, in Jan 1839 employed Mary Hutchinson aged 21, General servant, who came on the Westminster
Mrs McDonald died 16 May 1839 aged 40 years wife of labourer Presbyterian burial
Mr McDonald Departed from Sydney on 6 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mr McDonald sailed 10 July 1840 for Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Mr McDonald, Mrs McDonald Master McDonald and two Misses McDonald of Glengary cabin passenger arrived 8 Nov 1840 from Greenoch on the Perfect and cleared for Sydney on 14 Dec 1840
Mr Macdonald from Port Phillip 12 Feb 1841 arrived Hobart 17 Feb on the Adelaide
Mr McDonald arrived 22 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Gem
Mr McDonald (Intermediate), came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr and Mrs Mcdonald and child, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
Mrs McDonald, and James, Cabin arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
Mr McDonald, came on 28 Jan 1843 cleared for Sydney on the Christina
Michael Mcdonald 20 (32 single man) Labourer RC both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mr McDonald sailed 31-Oct 1840 for Launceston on the Mona
Mr McDonald of Glengary (Cabin), came 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
Mrs McDonald and family, came 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
Mr McDonald, departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the brig 'Henry' 3 Dec 1840 - source Launceston Courier 7 Dec 1840
Mr McDonald arrived 22 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Gem - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr Macdonald / Mcdonald - Merri Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mrs McDonald and family Cleared out 7 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Sydney Dublin
Mrs Macdonald / Mcdonald with 2 chn and servant Arrived 16 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney Christina
Mrs and Miss McDonald Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Mr McDonald Cleared out 28 Jan 1843 from port Phillip for Sydney Christina
Mr McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr McDonald sailed from Port Phillip 1 Feb 1843 arrived Sydney 15 Feb Christina
Mrs McDonald cleared from Port Phillip 18 Feb 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 March Jane and Emma
Mr McDonald /McDowell arrived at Port Phillip 22 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 18 Feb Tamar
Miss McDonell cleared from Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 2 March Tamar
Mr and Mrs McDonald Cleared out from Port Phillip 9 March 1843 for Portland, Sally Ann
Mr McDonald arrived at Port Phillip 22 August 1843, from Sydney on 10 Aug Christina
Mr McDonald arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr McDonald cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 11 Feb from Melbourne for Port Albert and Circular Head on the Thomsons, source local newspapers
Mr McDonald, Elizabeth St employed Henry Heaney 20 (single man 20) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Miss McDonald arrived 29 Oct 1844 at Launceston from Portland Essington, source local newspapers
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