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Neil Mcdonald 19 Farm servant Ayr, employed by Mr Hood, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Neil McDonald, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 owed 19 pounds by Peter Virtue
Neil McDonald, Campbellfield one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Neil McDonald, Moonie Moonie Ponds one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Neil McDonald farmer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Norman McDonald farmer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Owen McDonald, granted depasturing license for Murray Feb 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
Owen McDonald List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Owen McDonald, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Patrick Mcdonald, male wed Mary Anne Tightly 1842 #35529 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ellen and Patrick McDonald sailed from Launceston 12 Dec for Port Fairy Essington
Patrick McDonald List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Patrick Mcdonald Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
Peter Mcdonald 34 hus (family 30) Farm Servant Prot both Sunderland, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Jane Mcdonald 35 wife of Peter (family 30) Farm Servant Prot both Sunderland, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mary Ann Mcdonald 11 dau of Peter (family 30) Prot both Sunderland, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Peter McDonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Peter McDonald cleared 14 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
Mr R McDonald sailed from Launceston 12 Dec 1843 for Port Fairy Essington
Richard Macdonald / Mcdonald carpenter Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Mcdonald/Mcdougall wed Margaret Longmuir in 1842 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Joseph 1846
Robert Macdonald / Mcdonald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Robert McDonald, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Robert M'Donald Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847 Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 27th February, 1847
Roderick M'Donald - McDonald Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Esq (Glengarry) Ronald McDonald arrived 25 Sep 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 23 Sep on the Sea Horse
Mr McDonnell Esq (Glengarry), lady and 4 chn departed 12 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Samuel McDonald on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Sarah McDonald, Convict came on 'Buffalo' Certificate of Freedom now at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 March 1844 and - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Short Mcdonald; Directory 1847 saddlers, Marrabool st, North Corio
Mr Stewart McDonald (Steerage) - departing 3 May 1841 for Sydney on the John Cooper
Thomas McDonald, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
William Mcdonald 19 (single man 39) Labourer RC both Scotland, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
William McDonald - Portland, Surety for Samuel Evans, Fitzroy River David Edgar. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 53, 19 Jan 1842
William Mcdonald, 18 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
William Mcdonald aged 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Winifred Mcdonald 22 (single woman 17) Housemaid RC neither Galway, employed by J Boulger Melbourne arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Winneford Mcdonald wed Patrick Connors in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Page 153 letters at Post Office, 31st May 1847
McDonald & McKenzie in a partnership lime burners limekilnes Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
McDonald & Short in a partnership saddlers Marrabool st North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Macdonald / Mcdonald Messrs. in a partnership settlers Glenallen Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr A R M'Donald - McDonald Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
Aeneas R. McDonnell J.P. settler Glengarry Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
WR McDonald Portland employed Patrick Gregory 24 (single man 15) arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Alexander Mcdonell Convict came 1837 on the Hebe assigned to T Alexander Esq.
Alexander Mcdonell 22 hus (family 25) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Elizabeth Mcdonell 22 wife of Alexander (family 25) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Alexander Mcdonald and Elizabeth Jane baptised Alice 1843;
Alexander Mcdonnel 22 (single man 32) Cartwright Prot both Inverness came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Alexander Mcdonnell, died 12 male Melbourne 1842 #38343 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Angus Mcdonnel 28 (single man 30) Shepherd Prot both Inverness came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Archibald Mcdonnell, male wed Anne Mccroe/Mccrae 1842 #35491 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Archibald Mcdonald, and Ellen Dunn baptised female Margaret at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #163
Margaret Mcdonnell, died 3m female Melbourne 1842 #38354 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
A. McDonnell settler Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Mcdonnell 22 (single woman 14) Dairy maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
David McDonnell Richmond Swamp, Source - 1847 Directory
Eliza Mcdonnell 18 (single woman 37) Housemaid RC neither Rosscommon, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Eliza Mcdonald, female wed Henry Fitzgerald 1842 #4593 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Francis Mcdonnell and Eliza Macroberts baptised Edward 1840, Isabella Jane 1843, Mary Ann Bray 1845, Eliza Sarah Usher 1847;
Francis McDonnell, 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
Francis Mcdonnell Owned Property Merri Merri Creek - Freehold Property
Francis McDonnell, voted 3-4pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Francis McDonnell Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Francis McDonnell, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Francis McDonnell, first jury for Sat 17 May - Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
Francis McDonnell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Francis McDonnell tailor Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Honora Mcdonnell 18 (single woman 48) Housemaid RC both Limerick, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
James Mcdonnel wed Elizabeth Brenan in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Mcdonnel / Mcdonnall 34 hus (family 27) Labourer RC both Wicklow, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mary Mcdonnel / Mcdonnall 31 wife of James (family 27) Dairymaid RC neither, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Eliza Mcdonnel / Mcdonnall 12 dau of James (family 27) RC, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
James Mcdonnel 22 hus (family 32 ) Labourer RC reads Co Fermanagh, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Jane Mcdonnel 27 wife of James (family 32 ) Housekeeper RC reads Co Fermanagh, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Infant With Mcdonnel born on board? 0 son of James (family 32 ) RC reads Co Fermanagh, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Mcdonnel and Jane Hall baptised James 1844
James McDonnill farmer Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Mcdonnell and Eleanor Brennan baptised Julia 1841
James Mcdonnell and Elleanor Sherwood baptised James 1843, John 1845
James McDonnald freehold Bourke St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Mcdonnell, male wed Norah Horan 1842 #4566 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James McDonnell departed 28 Feb for Sydney and landed at Boyd town on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
James Mcdonnell and Catherine Mcgee baptised John 1845
James McDonnell brewer off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Mcdonnell 21 (single woman 16) Nurse maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Mcdonnell, male wed Maria Abtil/Altol 1842 #35488 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Mcdonnell wed 31 July 1842 to Maria Carden Abbott 1821 - 1897 at St. Francis Catholic Church Melbourne
John Mcdonnell - Mcdonald and Maria Abbott baptised Eliza 1843, Anne 1844 died aged 17, Flora 1846, James 1848,

John MacDonald is the grandson of First Fleet arrival Owen Cavanough baptised 1762 in Gosport England arrived in Sydney Cove with Captain Phillip in 1788 as a sailor on the Sirius. He married Margaret Darnell, a 7 year prisoner who arrived in the same fleet on board the Prince of Wales, in 1791, and had Grace b 1795, Elizabeth b 1797, Owen b 1799, Richard b 1802, James b 1804, and George b 1807. and we are descended from their eldest child Grace Cavanough. Margaret Cavanough died on 24 September 1834 and was buried at the Sackville Methodist Cemetery in NSW. Owen Cavanough aged 79, accidentally drowned on 27 November 1841 at Wheeney Creek on the Hawkesbury.
Grace Cavanagh wed ? MacDonald and son John is not in NSW online records.
Jane Mcdonnell wed John Hassett in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
John Mcdonall 23 (single man 12) Shepherd Prot both Jutland, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Mcdonald - Mcdonnell and Susannah Jane Brown baptised James Alexander 1842, John 1844
John McDonnell, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John Mcdonnell wed Johannah Flaherty in 1845 at Roman Catholic baptised Margaret 1846
John McDonnell storekeeper Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
J McDonnell & Smith in a partnership settlers Mt. Bullock Western P., Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Macdonnel sponsor for John Doyle baptised 1 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Miss Margaret McDonnell, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Martin Mcdonnell, and Margaret Green baptised male Andrew at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #354
Mr and Mrs Macdonnell / Mcdonnell arrived 12-Feb 1840 from Sydney on 3 Feb, on the Jewess
Mr McDonnell sailed 10-Nov 1840 for Portland Bay on the Mariner
Mrs and Miss McDonnell and two Master McDonnell arrived 27 Dec 1840 in Sydney from Port Phillip on the Perfect
Mr McDonnell Esq (Glengarry), lady and 4 chn departed 12 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr McDonnell arrived at Port Phillip 4 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 31 Jan Tamar
Mr McDonnell cleared 15 Feb 1844 and sailed 16 Feb from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 21 Feb, on the Tamar, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs McDonnell arrived 26 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Portland, on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Patrick Mcdonall 19 (single man 10) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
P McDonnell, Tailor of Collins St, had his indented apprentice, Thomas Martin Huxley absconded from service 15 Oct 1841. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
Prenet Mcdonall 22 ( (single man 7), Shepherd Prot both Ross, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Richard Macdonnell wife Catherine Crosby son John Macdonnell born 10 Oct 1839 baptised 25 Nov 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
John Macdonnell baptism sponsors were James Heffernan and Eliza Latchford born 10 Oct 1839 baptised 25 Nov 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Richard Mcdonnel - Mcdonald and Carol Crosby baptised Richard 1841, James 1844
Robert Mcdonnel 27 (single man 25) Labourer Prot both Antrim came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Robert Mcdonald/Mcdonnell, male wed Margaret Longmuir 1842 #33177 Presbyterian Geelong
Ronald Mcdonall 28 hus (family 25) Labourer RC neither came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Kitty Mcdonall 25 wife of Ronald (family 25) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Ann Mcdonall 2 dau of Ronald (family 25) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Ronald V Mcdonald and Catherine Mcgregor baptised Catherine 1845, Sarah 1845;
Page 197 Letters at Office, 30th June 1847
Ronald McDonald labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel McDonnell Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Sanuel McDonnell a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
Samuel Mcdonnell, and Mary Brown baptised female Catherine at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #418
Mr Samuel McDonnell has been appointed Government Auctioneer, in lieu of Mr King, resigned, source PPH 3 Mar 1843
S McDonnell auction rooms William St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Samuel McDonnell, 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 Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Samuel McDonnell freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Samuel McDonnell, Warehouse Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Sam McDonnell auctioneer Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Samuel McDonnell, owed 12 pounds account by insolvent Alexander Sutherland. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 March 1844
Samuel McDonnell, voted 3-4pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Samuel McDonnell Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Samuel McDonnell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Samuel McDonnell storekeeper Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Mcdonnell and Cath Kennedy baptised Margaret 1845
Tim Mcdonnell 26 hus (family 40) Smith Prot Both Glasgow, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Margaret Mcdonnell 26 wife of Timothy (family 40) Housekeeper Prot Both Glasgow, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Wm Mcdonnell 25 hus (family 32) Carpenter RC Both Dublin, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mary Mcdonnell 25 wife of William (family 32) Housekeeper RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Lawrence Mcdonnell 5 and Terrance Mcdonnell 0 son of William (family 32) 9 months RC, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
William Mcdonnell and Mary Wiley baptised Mary 1843
McDonnell & Allen in a partnership settler Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
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