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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Mr AE McDonough from Adelaide Arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Timor 7 Sep arrived Port Adelaide 19 Oct 1839 with no passengers, Port Phillip 4 Nov and Port Phillip Heads 29 Nov on the Strathisla
Patrick Mcdonaugh 30 hus (family 33) Labourer RC Both Roscommon, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Catherine Mcdonaugh 34 wife of Patrick (family 33) House Servant RC Both Roscommon, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Patrick McDonough, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Patrick Mcdonnogh, and Margaret Morgan baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36205
Patrick Mcdonnogh - Donnock and Margaret Morgan baptised Catherine 1844, Patrick 1847, Patrick Mcdonaugh died 1847 Male at Melbourne
Patrick McDonough, House Off Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
Patrick McDonough painter Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Patrick Mcdonough, male wed Mary Lain 1842 #35463 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Mcdonough wed 15 May 1842 to Mary Lair witnesses Jeremial Mahony and Bridget Mahony 1842 #257 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong by Rev Michael Stephens
Patrick Mcdonough wed 15 May 1842, to Mary Lair solemnised by Rev Michael Stephens, reference 1842 #257 at Roman Catholic church Melbourne & Geelong
Patrick Mcdona - Mcdonogh and Mary Lain baptised Mary 1843, John 1844, Patrick 1846 died
Owned Property Corio Street Geelong - House & Land
Captain McDouald departed 21 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Miss Margaret McDouald departed 21 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Alexander Mcdougal 26 (single man 25) Farm servant, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Arcy/Allen Mcdougal 21 (single man 33) Shepherd Prot both Dumbarton, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Archibald C McDougal Correspondence sold Wimmera Dunolly to Simson, Hector N
Charles Mcdougle 21 (single man 31) Labourer Prot Both Donegal, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Charles McDougal List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Charles McDougal, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Charles M'Dougal Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Charles McDougal farmer Mercer's Vale, Source - 1847 Directory
Christina Mcdougal 28 (single woman 22) House servant Prot both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
John Mcdougall aged 27 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Joseph McDougal, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 22 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Josiah Mcdougal and Ann Sarah baptised Elizabeth Jane 1846;
Josiah McDougal fruiterer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Martha Mcdougle / Mcdowell 20 (single woman 25) House Maid Prot Both Donegall, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Robert Mcdougall, 28 single man Shepherd Prot, both Perthshire, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Robert McDougall in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Robert McDougall, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
Source a Google book found by searching for references to Manlius, plague ship -
Robert McDougall became herdmaster in 1842 for Thomas Learmonth at Ercildoune
Robert McDougall 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
in 1848 rented land at Glenroy he called Cona, began breeding Shorthorn cattle
wed 1853 to Margaret Rankin (1834 - 1913) of Hobart, Tasmania, chn Caroline 1855, Jane 1856, Alexander 1858, Margaret 1860, Grace 1862, Ann Helena 1872
in Nov 1856 elected to Legislative Assembly for West Bourke
Captain McDouald departed 21 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Miss Margaret McDouald departed 21 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr J McDowal arrived 1-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 25 July on the Paul Pry
Mr A McDowell arrived 23 Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 14 April, on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 24 Apr 1840
Mr McDowal sailed 25-Aug 1840 for Launceston on the Water Lilly
Mr A McDowell arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton
Archibald Mcdowall, and Charlotte baptised male Archibald at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Moon 1842 #728
Mr A McDowell in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr D McDowell Cleared out 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Launceston Tamar
George McDowell - Shoeing horses for police, paid $4/12/-. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 21, 24 Sep 1841
Mr G McDowell left Portland and arrived 18 June 1844 at Launceston Hero, source local newspapers
James McDowell has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
James McDowell 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
J McDowell, to apply for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Melbourne Courier 19 Dec 1845
Mr and Mrs McDowell departed 22 Feb 1841 from launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr McDowell departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr McDowell arrived 29 May 1841 at Melbourne, from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Mcdowall, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr McDowall arrived at Launceston 31 Jan 1843 from Portland, Minerva
Mr McDowell cleared 9 Mar 1844 and sailed 10 Mar from Melbourne for Port Fairy and Portland, on the Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr T McDowell Sailed from Launceston 1 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, on the John Dunscomb
William McDowell Surety for William Frost, Percy St Portland Inn, 1 March to 30 June 1841. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book (PPMB), Page 51, 18 Jan 1841
William McDowell - materials, paid $7/18/6. Source:- PPMB, Page 19, 30 June 1841
William McDowell - supply candles and tether rope, paid 10/7. Source:- PPMB, Page 21, 30 Sep 1841
William McDowell - Julia St, Surety for William Frost, Percy St Portland Bay, 1 year from 1 July 1841. Source:- PPMB, Page 51, 20 Apr 1841
William McDowell - Julia St, Surety for Samuel Evans, Thomas Fitzen? Bush Tavern. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 9 June 1841
William McDowell Commissioners For Taking Affidavits. Portland Bay
Mr William McDowell Cleared out from Port Phillip 9 March 1843 for Portland, Sally Ann
William McDowell, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 10 Mar 1843 purchased a half acre lot in Portland
William McDowell freehold Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
William McDowell freehold Portland Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
William McDowell, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 30 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Portland
William McDowell Portland voters in the district election source PPH 30 June 1843
Mr W Macdowell / Mcdowell Esq arrived 8 July 1844 at Hobart from Portland Minerva, source local newspapers
Wiliam McDowell, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Apr 1844
William McDowell Portland freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William McDowell, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Portland Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William McDowell, voted in Portland for Mr Blac, but Mr Curr was returned as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 Oct 1845
McDowell &Co in a partnership merchants Portland Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
Peter Duff was a 17 year old watchmaker's boy sentenced to life for theft in Edinburgh in 1825 (Reference CON23-1-1, D394). He came to Hobart 29 Apr 1826 on the Woodman which left London on 06 Dec 1825. He received Conditional Pardon Number 1712, on 22 June 1835
He wed 27 Aug 1836 to Margaret Coffee, who came Free aged 21, 7 Feb 1836 on the barque Boadicea 472 tons, from London on 19 Dec 1835.
Taken from Peter McDuff's story by Laura McDuff -
The "Launceston Advertiser" of October 9, 1845, reported that amongst the passengers on the brig "Henry" 107 tons, sailing for Adelaide were Peter Duff, wife and six children. In 1847 Peter and Margaret decided to move to Victoria and they sailed in the "Royal George" arriving in Port Phillip on 27 September 1847.
Peter McDuff and Margaret Coffee had Christened son Michael McDuff 1848 #3046 at St Marys, Roman Catholic church, Geelong
They settled in Geelong, and their 12th child Catherine McDuff was Christened 1854 died 1857, the 3rd to die in infancy.
Patrick Mcdurnock 28 hus (family 24) Smith RC reads Louth, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Margaret Mcdurnock 20 wife of Patrick (family 24) Servant RC reads Louth, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
James McEachnie 29 Dec 1839 aged 21 shop assistant Presbyterian burial
Friday, January 3, 1840 The Port Phillip Herald reports on Page 3, that he was in the Tobaccanist shop adjoining Mr Blanch's premises where the explosion occurred, is the fifth to die.
Lachlan McEachnie 5 Sep 1839 aged 40 boatswain Presbyterian burial
Michael McEachorn departing 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Michael McEaken, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Publicans Licence postponed for Keilor Inn Saltwater River
James McEast, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 15 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 20 Feb1843
James McEast, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 31 Jan 1843 - source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1843
Archibald McEachern in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
James McEachern, new arrival from Sydney, has taken over as Editor of the Patriot, only daily newspaper. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 June 1845
James McEachern, departed from Port Phillip for Launceston on the brig 'Julia' 1 Nov 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
Michael McEachorn departing 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
Michael McEaken Keilor Inn' Saltwater River License postponed source PPH, 21 Apr 1843
Michael McEachan, Salt Water River 'Keilor Inn' postponed Annual License to 7 May. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
Michael McEachen/Keelleen employed Daniel Corrie / Corry 48 Over age - has 3 sons and 2 dau hus of Honor (family 11) arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Michael McEachern, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Michael McEchearn, granted Keilor Keilor Inn' annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Michael McEachern wed Mary Lister in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne;
Michael McEachern publican Keillor, Source - 1847 Directory
James McEast arrived at Port Phillip 4 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 31 Jan Tamar
James McEast sailed from Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 15 Feb Tamar
Patrick Mceldown, 23 single man Labourer RC, neither Co Tyrone, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Thomas Mceldown, 20 single man Labourer RC, reads Co Tyrone, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Robert Mcelhatton Adult came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Bridget Mcenroy / Mcelroy 22 (single woman 40) Dairy maid, Prot reads, Armagh, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Bridget Mcelkill 19 (single woman 26) General Servant, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Margaret and unnamed husband McLelland (family 22) House servant Prot both Cookstown, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Elizabeth Mcelroy 25, Single woman 23, Laundress Fermaagh RC both Farm servant, arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Elizabeth Mcelroy 25, Laundress, employed by F Manton, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Elizabeth Mcelroy wed Evan Owens in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Elizabeth McElroy, Sponsor of George son of Patrick Anderson Baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
F Mcelroy, died female Melbourne 1842 #281 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Hugh Mcelroy 25, Single man 24, Labourer Emmishilen, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Hugh Mcelroy 25, Labourer, employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Hugh Mcelroy wed Mary Butler in 1845 at Roman Catholic
James McElroy wed Margaret Coll in 1845 at Roman Catholic baptised John 1846;
James M'Elroy Page 32 letters at Post Office, 3 Feb 1847
James McElroy general dealer Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret McEloy, mother of George Anderson born 5 Nov 1842 son of Patrick Anderson - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Mcelroy wed Michael Duffy in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Mcelroy wed Mary Fitzpatrick in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong baptised Mary Anne 1846
Patrick McElroy, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Patrick McElroy carter Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Hannah Mcelwee wed Thomas Gourlay in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Hannah McElwes 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Hannah McElwoe, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
Eward McEnally farmer Sydney Road Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
the Rev John McEncroe cleared on 18 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 19 Nov for Sydney arrived 23 Nov Christina, source local newspapers
Judith Mcenerny wed Michael Creed in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mary Macenroy / Maunroy 20 (single woman 35) Housemaid RC reads Fermanagh, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Winifred Mcevaney wed Owen Farmer in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Rev D McEvey, Roman Catholic made 22 vists to Melbourne Gaol in year of 1843. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1844
James McEvitt arrived at Port Phillip 22 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 18 Feb Tamar - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb 1843
James McEvitt arrived at Port Phillip 6 Sept 1843 from Launceston 1 Sep Tamar
James McEvitt arrived at Port Phillip 26 Sept 1843 from Launceston on 19 Sep Tamar
James McEvitt sailed from Port Phillip 20 Oct 1843 for Launceston arrived 28 Oct Tamar
James McEvitt arrived 27 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 20 Apr, on the Tamar, source local newspapers
John McEvitt cleared from Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 2 March Tamar - source Launceston Courier 6 Mar 1843
J McEvitt, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 8 Mar 1843 - source Launceston Courier 13 Mar 1843
Mr J McEvitt Arrived at Port Phillip 16 March 1843 from Launceston on 8 Mar, Tamar
Mr J McEvitt Cleared out from Port Phillip 21 March 1843 for Launceston arrived 27 March, Tamar
Mr J McEvitt Cleared out from Port Phillip 29 May 1843 for Launceston arrived 3 June and Sydney Seahorse
Patrick McEvony 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Bernard Mcevor and Mary Anne Cronan baptised Elizabeth 1841, John 1843, Hugh Patrick 1844, Richard Daniel 1846
John McEvoy, servant employed by George Haskell and stole tools from him. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
John McEvoy, charged with larceny to be transported for 14 years. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Mr J McEvoy cleared 22 July 1844 and sailed 22 July from Melbourne, for Port Albert Agnes and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
Ann Mcewan 29 (single woman 26) Housemaid Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Ann Mcewen, wed John Dunkley 1842 #848 Independent Melbourne
Captain McEwan master, cleared from Port Phillip 27 Feb 1843 for London - Mary Mitcheson
Elizabeth Thompson Mcewen, female wed Humphrey Richardson 1842 #4569 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Ellen Mckeown / Mcewen 25 (single woman 45) Housemaid, RC neither, Monaghan, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
James Mcewan aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Mcewan 43 with wife Hester 40 and 8 chn, Gardener Dumfries, employed by Mr Thomas, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Hester Mcewan 40 wife of John with Joseph 12, Margaret 10, Peter 7, James 7, Simon 4, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
John Junr (died at Sea) Mcewan 20 son of John Gardener Dumfries, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Andrew Mcewan 15 son of John, employed by Mr Russell, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Robert Mcewan 13 son of John, employed by Mr James, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
John Mcewin 21 (single man 45) Farm Servant RC reads Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
John McEwan, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John McEwen & Robert McEwen in a partnership farmers Heidelberg Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs McEwan and child arrived 13-Jun 1840 from Sydney on 6 June on the Cumberland
Mr McEwan, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
Mr McEwan has completed loading wool, on the Mary Mitcheson, source local newspapers
Neil M'Ewan Intermediate, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Robert McEwen see McEwen John & Robert in a partnership farmers Heidelberg Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
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