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Captain McCrae / Mcrae hus (Cabin 1 ) Captain, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mrs McCrae / Mcrae wife and 3 children (Cabin 2-5) came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Captain McRae, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Capt McCrae/Mcrae, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 23 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, during fifth hour, 1-2pm
A McRae, late Capt of 80th regiment Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Catherine McCrae witness to wedding 7 June 1839 of James Gilmore by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Catherine Mccrea/Mcrea, 27, House or farm servant, Prot reads Invernesshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Catherine Mccrea - Mcrae wed Roberts Mckenzie in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Colin Mccrae/Mcrae, and Catherine baptised Anabella 1841, Catherine at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12874
Colin McCrae / Mcrae McCrae’s Ponds Yarra Yarra Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Colin Mccrae - Mcrae and Catherine baptised Catherine 1842-5 died, Daniel Stodhart 1845, Alexander 1847;
Colin McCrae Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
Colin McCrae / Mcrae milkman Batman's Swamp, Source - 1847 Directory
David McRay Departed from Launceston on 31 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
David McRay Arrived at Launceston on 12 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, the cutter on the Pickwick
Mrs D McCrae/Mcrae, 2 boxes of books cargo came 2 Dec 1843 from Leith on the Mid Lothian The Port Phillip Herald Tue 5 Dec 1843
David R Mcrae - Mcrae Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Duncan McCrae - Mcrae wed Janet Mcrae in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Elizabeth 1843, Alexander 1845, Farquhar 1845;
Duncan McRae in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Duncan McRae, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Duncan McRae, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Directory 1847 Correspondence settler, Glenorchy, Portland Portland Bay Glenanlin 14 311 Transferred from Mc Donald Brothers
Duncan McCrae / Mcrae settler Glenorchy Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr Farquhar McRae, in Jan 1839 employed Mary Anne Crow aged 25, Nurse, who came on the Westminster
Dr McRae Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Dr Farquhar McCrae and Mrs McCrae (his mother), and Agnes his wife, Jane, Margaret his sister and Thomasine Mcrae, Cabin passengers arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian ,
Mr McRae, in Oct 1839 employed Allan/John Mckenzie aged 47, Sawyer, who came on the David Clarke
Doc Farquhar McCrae, in Oct 1839 employed Eliza Shields aged 23, Dairymaid, who came on the David Clarke
Friday, January 3, 1840 The Port Phillip Herald reports on Page 3, Dr McCRae qualifications and previous appointments detailed,
Margaret Morrison McCrae died, widow of William Gordon McCrae Esq., on 26 Feb 1840, at the house of her son, Dr McCrae, Bourke St, Melbourne.
Dr M'Crae 16 Sep 1840 cleared for Sydney, Passengers on the William Woolley
Farqulane McCrae/Mcrae, freehold, Moonee Moonee Ponds 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
Doc McCrae's sister Margaret Forbes in Dec 1840 wed Doctor David John Thomas,
Mrs McCrae, in Jan 1840 employed Mary Obrien aged 27, Cook, who came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Dr Farquhar McCrae, with his wife and two children, his mother and two sisters, had arrived from Scotland in June 1839.
Farquhar Mcrae and Agnes baptised Margaret Morrison 1840, William Gordon 1841,
From Heritage Review 2007, page 30, The land which now comprises the Richmond Hill Area was purchased from the Crown in 1839 and consisted of six portions each of 25 acres in the parish of Jika Jika. The purchasers were Dr. Farquhar McCrae (surgeon), Rev. Joseph Docker (squatter who had 50 acres and created a model village (Village of Clifton) set out as 365 lots on a grid plan designed by Charles Laing. ), W H Yaldwyn (squatter, banker who sold it to William Meek in 1840), Henry Gordon Brock (who sold it to overlander John Gardiner), and John McNall (Melbourne’s first butcher). From 1840 onwards, Dr. McCrae sold parts of his allotment to prominent Melbourne figures, including Alexander McCrae , Alfred Woolley, Charles Williams, George Arden, and Thomas Strode (proprietors of the Port Phillip Gazette)
Dr McCrae sold his lease on Eummemerring run, near Dandenong, in 1843 to brothers William and JFL Foster (later Colonial Secretary)
Farquhar McCrae/Mcrae, subscribed 5/5/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
Dr McCrae / Mcrae arrived 17 Nov 1840 at Port Phillip from Sydney on 5 Nov on the William Woolley
Farquhar McCrae / Mcrae MD and JP Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
McCrae and Thomas Partnership physicians and surgeons Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Dr McRae, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Farquahar McRae, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Vice President Mechanics Institution Annual Report
Farquhar Mccrae, and Agnes baptised John Morrison at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12770
John Morrison Mccrae, died F 1d male Melbourne 1842 #3700 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Farquhar McCrae freehold Moonee Moonee Ponds Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
F McCrae landed proprietor Moonie Ponds subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Mr F McCrae JP News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
F McCrae JP in list of landholders asking Mayor to hold a meeting dated 29 Sep 1843
F McCrae JP signed a letter to the Mayor, H Condell asking him to call a meeting of the Agriculturalists source PPH 2 Oct 1843
Farquhar McCrae/Mcrae, foreman The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843 in Jury to hear criminal cases of the day
Farquhar McCrae/Mcrae, sworn in as a magistrate for territory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
Farquhar McCrae/Mcrae, JP seconded Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell for election to Legislative Council. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 April 1844
Dr McRae cleared 1 May 1844 and sailed 2 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 4 May and Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Farquhar McCrae Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 1-2 pm election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Farquhar McCrae Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Farquhar McCrae/Mcrae, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Mrs Georgiana Huntly Mccrae nee Gordon, came to join her husband Andrew (Cabin 11), came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
George Mccrae (born 29 May 1833), William Mccrae 1835, Alexander Mccrae 1836 and Farquhar Mccrae 1838 - sons of Mrs (Cabin 13), came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Elizabeth Margaret Mccrae 02 Dec 1831 at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, died June 1834 in London
George Gordon McRae Christened 10 Sep 1833 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
William Gordon McRae Christened 24 Mar 1835 at Edinburgh Blotter, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Alexander Gordon McCrae Christened 30 Nov 1836 at Midlothian, Scotland
Mr GR Macrae / Mcrae arrived 5 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 24 June Hawk, source local newspapers
Mr H McCrae / Mcrae arrived 1-Jun 1840 from Hobart on 22 May on the Mary Hay
Hector McRae Selma Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Hector McRae Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Hector McRae, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Mccrae/Mcrae, 28 was carter, trained as Shoemaker married crime - Horse stealing 7 years convicted 27 April 1843, at Glasgow, received 10 June 1843, at Glasgow, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr H Murray Portland Bay district (List a103 and b57)
Jane McCrae Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
Janet Mcrae - Mcrae wed Duncan Mcrae in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Mccrae / Mcrae 24 (single man 26) Labourer Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
John McCrae house Queen St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John McCrae House Bourke St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
John McCrae/Mcrae, House Queen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
John McCrae/Mcrae, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John McRay, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the brig 'Lillias' 20 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 Aug 1845
John McCrae/Mcrae, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Mcrae - Mcrae aged 19 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Mcrea, Crew arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Margaret McCrae, sister of Farquar, Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
Margaret Forbes Mccrae wed David John Thomas in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Martha Mccrea - Mcrae wed Thomas Kerr in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Martha McCrae / Mcrae & Mary Anne McCrae the Misses in a partnership straw-bonnet makers Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Mcrae wed James Neate in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Anne Mccrae wed Gideon Rutherford in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Mary Anne McCrae / Mcrae see McCrae Martha & Mary Anne the Misses in a partnership straw-bonnet makers Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Mccarthy - M'Crae 19 son of Michael (3 on list) Cabin, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Michael Mccarthy - M'Crae 39 hus (1 on list) Cabin Captain, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Mary Mccarthy - M'Crae 38 wife of Michael (2 on list) Cabin, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Patrick Mccarthy - M'Crae 12 and John Mccarthy - M'Crae 10 son of Michael (5 on list) Cabin, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Mitchell McCrae - Mcrae; Directory 1847 settlers, County Bourke
McLachlin McCrae ; Directory 1847 Stewart's Point:
M. McCrae - Mcrae; Directory 1847 settler, Arthur's Seat, Western Port
Mr McRae departing 9 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 12 July 1841
Mr McCray Departed from Sydney 17 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr McCrae / Mcrae sailed 7-Dec 1840 from Melbourne for Launceston on the Clonmel
Mr McRae departing 9 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry

Mr McCrae cleared 25 June 1841 from Port Phillip for Launceston, on Paul Pry

Mr McCrae arrived 18 July 1841 at Geelong, and 20 July at Port Phillip, from Launceston on 16 July, on Lady Emma
Mrs McCrae with 3 chn and servant cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 25 Dec Midlothian
Mr McRae cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 31 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Mr McCrae cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Sydney via Launceston on 28 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr McCrae arrived 12 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 29 Nov on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Robert Mccrae / Mcrae 21 (single man 56) Labourer, RC, neither, Tipperary, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Thomas McRae in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas McCrae / Mcrae agriculturist Scotchman's Creek Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
McCrae / Mcrae see Montgomery and McCrae Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
shared McRae and Cook Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
McCrae / Mcrae see Campbell & McCrae in a partnership settlers Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
McRae see Barber & McRae in a partnership solicitors &Co Chancery lane, Source - 1847 Directory
McCrae / Mcrae & Barber in a partnership solicitors Chancery lane, Source - 1847 Directory
McCrae / Mcrae & McLachlin in a partnership settlers Stewart's Point, Source - 1847 Directory
McCrae / Mcrae see Mitchell & McCrae in a partnership settlers Playne's station Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
McCrae / Mcrae & Mitchell in a partnership settlers County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
McRae see Armstrong & McRae in a partnership settlers South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
McRae see McLean & McRae in a partnership settlers Pleasant Hills Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Crew McCraham - McCraham Sailor (5 on list) Cully's pannikin, came 23 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Robert Mccrae 21, 56 single man, Labourer, Tipperary, RC, came Jul 1840 on the Theresa
Thomas McCrae Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
Thomas McCrae - Mcrae; Directory 1847 agriculturist, Scotchman's Creek, Yarra
Thomasine McCrae Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
Thomas Anne Mccrae/Mcrae, wed George Ward Cole 1842 #645 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William McRae departed 17 Aug from Launceston, arrived 30 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston Mary one, source local newspapers
Crew McCraham / Mcraham Sailor in fight over Cully's pannikin (Staff 5), came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
James Mccrakan / Mcrakan arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Matthew McCraw in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Alexander Mccrea and Susannah baptised William Gordon 1846
Mr G McReay Arrived at Hobart on 30 Dec 1837 from Port Philip on 26 Dec on the Adelaide
Hector McRea List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Mcrea Crew 22 arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
McRea & Dunkin in a partnership settlers Portland district, Source - 1847 Directory
George McCready Cabin passenger arrived 13 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Culdee
James Mcready / Mcgrady 20 (single man 30) Labourer Prot both Down arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
John McCready Cabin passenger arrived 13 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Culdee
shared McCredie and Gottreux Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
John McCredie 26 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
G. & J. Mcredie - Mcredie To depasture stock. Portland Bay, Jan 1847
John Macreadie/Mcreadie, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
From Website, a possible identification - John Macredie was born 1818, one of six cousins and near neighbours of the Cuninghames in Ayrshire. Son of Robert Macredie of Pierstoun House, Ayrshire, a former Captain in the East India Company, and his wife Elizabeth Cuninghame, he arrived in Melbourne with his brother, Robert, in 1840. He must have recovered from his illness for, following a sojourn in Scotland, he owned a plantation in the West Indies with his brother, Thomas, then, after a period in Madras returned to Melbourne in 1853 where he worked with his brother, William, a partner in the firm of Hastings, Cunningham and Macredie. From 1873–1883 John and Thomas lived at Piangil station on the Murray. He was still alive in 1891 when he attended William's funeral. This information supplied by Marjorie Tipping from family papers in Australia and Scotland.
Mr McReady departed 15 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Henry - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Mr Macready/Mcready and dau departed from Port Phillip for London on the Persian 12 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
Macreadys / Mcreadys & Gatteaux in a partnership settlers Mount Cole Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Patrick McRedden labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Richard Mccradden - Mcredden wed Elizabeth Arthur in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Elizabeth 1844;
Richard McCredden / Mcredden sawyer & c Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
William Mccridden 20, (Single man 25) Labourer from Aughnachy, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William McCredden / Mcredden bush carpenter Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Mccreevy 26 (Single woman 56) Housemaid Prot reads Clare, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
James Mcreile 19 (12 single man) Labourer RC neither Donegal, came 13 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Ann Mccren / Mcren 22 (single woman 20) House Keeper Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Ann Mccren as McRae wed Archibald Mcdonell in 1842 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Martha Mccren 19 (single woman 19) House Keeper RC reads Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Anne Mccrew/Mcrew, 25 single woman House servant Prot, both Limerick arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
Mr McCrew arrived 1 July at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Maguasha
Henry Mccrickland 28 hus (family 36) Carpenter RC neither Belfast, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Susan Mccrickland 22 wife of Henry (family 36) Servant RC neither Belfast, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Margaret Mccrickland 10 months dau of Henry (family 36) RC Belfast, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Henry Mccricklan and Susan Maquire baptised William James 1843, Henry 1846
James Mcreile 19 (single man 12) Labourer RC neither Donegal, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mr McRie Departed from Hobart on 7 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Mr and Mrs McRie Departed from Hobart on 7 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Thomas Macrinyton Crew 21 arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr McRitchie Arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Greenock, South Aust and Port Phillip 21 Dec on the Superb
John Mccristal 21 hus (family 27) Labourer RC neither Tyrone, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Mccristal 20 wife of John (family 27) Servant RC both Tyrone, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
John Mccristall, and Mary J Hamilton baptised female Eliza at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36369
John Mccristol and Mary J Hamilton 20 baptised Edward 1844, Margaret 1846
John McCristal in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Thomas McCrombie/Mcrombie, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
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