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Alexander McLachlan shopkeeper Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Alex Mclachlan 21 (single man 30) Shepherd Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Alexr Mclaughlin / Mclaughlin 21 son of Patrick (single man 20) Shepherd Prot both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Alexander McLacklin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
A McLachlan Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
A McLachlan accountant Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Alexander McLachlan 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
Alexander McLachlan 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Alexander Mclachlan Correspondence Portland Bay Muntringbool 640 acres 15 2
Amelia Ross Mclachlan wed Charles Henry Bouill Le Souef in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Archibald McLachlan wed Elizabeth Shaw in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Archibald McLachlan accountant Auction Company Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Archibald Mclachlan, and Elizabeth baptised female Elizabeth Ann at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #718
Elizabeth Ann Mclachlan, died female Melbourne 1842 #289 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Archibald Mclachlan, and Elizabeth baptised Mary Ann 1843, Emily Charlotte 1845, Helen Upward 1846;
A McLachlan, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
A McLachlan, Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Treasurer
Archibald McLachlan Criminal Court jury on Tue 10 Jan 1843
Archibald McLachlan News on the 9 Jan Mrs Archibald McLachlan gave birth to a daughter source 10 Jan 1843
Archibald McLachlan office Collins St also has vote in another Ward Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Archibald McLachlan house Flinders Lane also has vote in another Ward LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Archibald McLachlan freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Archibald McLachlan Portland Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
Archibald McLachlan House Flinders Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Archibald McLachlan Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Archibald McLachlan, Esq. 46, source PPH - Election of Auditors, 1843
Archibald McLachlan, House Flinders Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Archibald McLachlan, confirmed as Trustee for Benjamin Baxter intestate estate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1844
Mr Archibald McLachlan arrived 11 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 4 Feb, on the Christina, source local newspapers
Archibald McLachlan, appointed accountant of insolvent eststes in the ditrict of Port Phillip. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Feb 1844
Archibald McLachlan Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 3-4 pm election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Archibald McLachlan Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Archibald McLachlan, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
A McLachlan, exported 5 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
Archibald McLachlan, sworn in as a Magistrate for the Teritory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
Archibald McLachlan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Archibald McLachlan, of Melbourne sworn in as Magistrate of the territory. Source - Melbourne Courier 1 Aug 1845
Archibald McLachlan 1847 Savings' Bank Trustees - agent & c., Flinders lane
Archibald McLachlan Owned Property Merri Merri Creek - Freehold Property
Archibald McLachlan agent & c. Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Carol Mclaughlin, female wed Robert Bradby 1842 #4550 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Catherine Maclaughlin / Mclaughlin 19 (single woman 32) Housemaid Prot reads Derry, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Catherine Mclachlan 18 (single woman 42) Housemaid RC neither Kings Co, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Catherine McLachlan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Catherine Mcloughlin wed James Mckey in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Captain McLachlan, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Mr C McLachlan Agent, Arrived at Hobart on 6 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip on 27 Nov on the Francis
Mr C McLachlan Agent Arrived at Hobart on 21 July 1839 from Portland Bay on 16 July on the Camilla
Charles McLachlan Esq. arrived 28-Jan 1840 from Launceston 21 Jan via Geelong on the Socrates. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
Charles Maclachlan / Mclachlan Pentland Hills Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Charles McLaughlan freehold Barwon River 4 miles from Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles McLachlan Barwon River 7 miles from freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Mclachlan, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Charles McLachlan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barwon Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Charles McLachlan, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Charles McLaughlin Owned Property Barwon River Geelong - Freehold Property
Charles McLachlan settler Pentland Hills Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Cornelius Mclaughlan and Mary Mckew baptised John Cornelius 1847
Donald Mcclan - Mclan and Mary baptised Alexander 1841
Donald McLachlan Captain Lonsdale-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
D McLachlan, in jury enpannelled 7 Ap 42, p3 - 9 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Donald McLachlan, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 10 Jan 1843 in jury to hear criminal case for the day
Donald McLachlan, House La Trobe St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
Mr D McLachlan Advertisement - men of Bourke Ward signed letter supporting Mr Henry Moore, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 24 Oct 1843
Donald McLachlan Criminal Court jury on Tue 10 Jan 1843
Donald McLachlan house LaTrobe St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Donald McLachlan House LaTrobe St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
D McLachlan, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
D McLachlan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
D. McLachlan, 106 signed in support of Rev Peter Gunn published in The Melbourne Weekly Courier on Saturday 10th August 1844
Donald McLachlan, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
D McLauchlan Letter at Post-office unclaimed, 7 April 1847
Donald McLachlan landowner Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Dugald Maclachlan / Mclachlan Captain R B Loddon Plains Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Dougal McLachlan Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Dougal McLachlan Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
Dugald McLachlan List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Dugald McLachlan settler Clengowen Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Dugald Maclachlan / Mclachlan settler Glengower Loddon, Source - 1847 Directory
Egan Mclachlan 26 hus (family 44) Smith RC Both Donegal, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Betty Mclachlan 22 wife of Egan (family 44) Housekeeper RC Both Donegal, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Eugene Mclaughlin, and Elizabeth Jones baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #514
Egan/Eugene Mclachlan and Betty/Elizabeth Jones baptised Eugene 1844, Thomas Louis 1847
Eliza McLachlan arrived 29 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
Henry Mclaughlin wed Margaret Collins in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Hugh Mclaughlin, died hus, on the Manlius
Grace Mclaughlin, died wife, on the Manlius
William Mclaughlin, 11 son of Hugh, Prot, both Paisley, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Anthony Mclaughlin, 1 son of Hugh, Paisley, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Anthony Mcloughlin, died 2 male Melbourne 1842 #38419 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne

From on Wednesday, 30 September, 2009

Hello Elizabeth. I found your list of immigrants and I am descended from the family described as Hugh and Grace McLaughlin. Sons William and Anthony arrived on the Manlius 1842. William did not die but ended up at Robe SA by 1855. What would have happened to a 10 year old orphan in 1842 at Port Phillip? Can find no evidence of him. Any ideas? Thank you for a wonderful interesting site.

Regards Corinna Stewart


James R. McLaughlin was a Census collector in the Port Phillip District - From 1841 Census on 2 March 1841. He was paid 10 shillings a day
James Ruthven McLaughin, added to list of Burgesses on committee for re-election of Councillor Sanford in La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Oct 1845
J Ruthven McLaughlin, admitted as a member of Mechanics Institution. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Nov 1845
James R McLaughlin, jury to hear inquest on death of James Reardon, other driver claimed his horse bolted first, and he could not stop to help injured man. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
James R McLaughlin schoolmaster Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
John McLachlan clerk Union Bank Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Mclaughlin / Mclaughlin 18 son of Patrick (single man 19) Labourer RC both Co Donegal, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
John McLachlan, purchased land at Mount Clay, Portland. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
John McLachlan cleared on 2 Oct 1844 and sailed 5 Oct from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
John McLachlan 49 acres, Portland land sales, at 1 pound an acre, Portland, source local newspapers
John Mclauckling - Mclaughlin and Sarah Huskison baptised Sarah 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847, 7 April 1847
Mr McLachlan departed Launceston 22 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip on the Mary
Mr L McLachlan arrived 18 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Mary
Margaret Mclachlan 16 (single woman 16) House servant RC both Co Donegal, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Margaret Mclachlin 20 ( (single woman 14) Housemaid Prot both Outer Hraw?, came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Mary Mclachlan 22 (single woman 14) House servant, RC, both, Galway, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Mary Mclachlan 29 (single woman 45) Housemaid RC both Tipperary, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Mary Mclaughlin wed Samuel Arnolds in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Mcloughlin died 1847 Female aged 54 at Melbourne
Michael Mclaughlan / Mclachlan 22 (single man 53) Labourer, RC, neither, Galway, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Michael Mclaughlin 28 (single man 28) House servant Prot both Dublin, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Michael Mclachlan 26 (Single man 49) Labourer RC both ?, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Michael Mclaughlin wed Ann Culley in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Michael Mcloughlin, and Anne Partellon baptised female May at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36565
Michael Mcloughlin - Mclachlan and Anne Parkington baptised William 1844, James 1845
Michael Mclaughlin, and Carleton baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #370
Michael McLachlan cleared 14 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for London, on the Lord Keane, source local newspapers
Michael McLaughlin / McLachlan List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Mclaughlan wed Margaret Maning in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Michael McLaughlin Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr McLachlan arrived 14 June 1840 from Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Mr McLachlan, departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the cutter Mary 22 Jan 1841 - source Launceston Courier 25 Jan 1841
Mr L McLachlan arrived 18 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Mary
Mr M'Lauchlan / Mclachlin A (Cabin 5) Cabin, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Mr M'Lauchlan Cabin (7 on list), came 26 Jul 1841 on the Brilliant
McLaughlan, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Coachmaker debt of 1248 pounds, 0.40% of 56 debts listed
Mr McLaughlin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Miss McLaughlin / McLachlan for Launceston cleared 15 Mar 1844 and sailed 16 Mar from Melbourne, arrived at Launceston 19 March, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Miss McLachlan cleared 27 Mar 1844 and sailed 28 Mar from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 6 Apr, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Mr McLachlan Melbourne employed Catherine Osullivan 18 (single woman 15) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Patrick Mcloughlin / Mclaughlin 39 hus (family 13) Labourer RC Both Donegal, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Mary Mclaughlin 39 wife of Patrick (family 13), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Ellen Mclaughlin 14, Catherine Mclaughlin 10, Mary Mclaughlin 9, William Mclaughlin 8 and James Mclaughlin 5 son of Patrick (family 13), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Patrick McLachlan clerk Brunswick street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Philip Mclaughlin, hus of Bridget 39, Labourer, RC both Renfrewshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Bridget Mclaughlin, wife of Phillip 38, Housekeeper, RC both Renfrewshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
John Mclaughlin, 15, William Mclaughlin, 12, James Mclaughlin, 10, Mary Mclaughlin, 8, Elizabeth Mclaughlin, 4, and George Mclaughlin, 1, RC Renfrewshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Phillip McLochlan Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Phillip McLaughlin / McLachlan List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Phillip McLachlin shoemaker Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Mclaughlin Convict came 1835 on the Hive assigned to Mess'rs Ryder & Kirk
Thos Mcloughlin 18 (young man 41) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Thomas Mclaughlin died 1847 Male aged 25 at Melbourne
William Mclaughlin, hus of Janette 23, Labourer, Prot both Renfrewshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Jannette Mclaughlin, wife of William 22, Housekeeper, Prot both Renfrewshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
William Mclauchlan, and Janet Murray baptised female Margaret at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #33134
William Mclaughlin and Janet Murray baptised Elizabeth 1846, Janet 1847
William McLauchlan, witness for Robert Sutherland and Joseph Sutherland who ceased their partnership. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
William McLauchlan / McLachlan 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Maclachlan / Mclachlan and Co Partnership Loddon Plains Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
McLachlan see McKenzie & McLachlan in a partnership settlers Irrewarra Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
McLachlan see Walker & McLachlan in a partnership publicans Victoria Inn Portland R., Source - 1847 Directory
McLachlan & Darlot in a partnership settlers Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
McLachlan & Shaw in a partnership merchants Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
McLachlin see McCrae & McLachlin in a partnership settlers Stewart's Point, Source - 1847 Directory
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