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William Nick 28 hus (family 61) Farm Servant Prot both Scotland, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Margaret Nick 28 wife of William (family 61) Farm Servant Prot both Scotland, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Mrs Nickleburgh, sailed for Sydney on 5 April 1844 on the Jane Goudie
Richard Nieghbor, and Margaret Gorman baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Newtown 1842 #36377
Richard Nieghbor and Margaret Gorman christened Robert 1847
James Nield - Nick 24 hus (62 family) Farm Servant Prot both Moasley, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Sarah Nield - Nick 21 wife of James (62 family) Farm Servant Prot both Moasley, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Charlotte Nield - Nick 0 dau of James (62 family) Farm Servant Prot Moasley, came 17 July 1841 on the England
James Nield List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Niel Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
James Nield Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Niel, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Francis Nifton Departed from Launceston on 25 Apr 1839 from Port Phillip on the Perseverance
Francis Nifton, charged dismissed Robert Ramsay. Source - Port Phillip Herald 16 Feb 1844
Daniel Nightingale, male wed Martha Stone 1842 #4479 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Daniel Nightingale and Martha Stone christened Mary Anne 1844
John Nightingale Glenarona signed an encouraging letter printed 28 Sep 1844 for Rev Peter Gunn News 28 Sep 1844, source local newspapers
Thomas Nightingale aged 20 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Dennis Nihill 40 (Steerage 16), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Dennis Nihill Directory 1847 labourer off Flinders lane
Honora Nile / Nihil 26 (single woman 3) House servant, RC, Clare, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Honora Nilan, 20 single woman g28, House servant, RC, neither, Galway, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Dennis Nihill List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Nilson Cleared out from Port Phillip 9 March 1843 for Portland, Sally Ann
George Nimmo a seaman on the Sally Ann drowned Portland Mercury 20 Nov reported 'Severe storm at Portland' wrecks the Elizabeth the Sally Ann and a boat from the Minerva which attempted rescue. News 30 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Mary Nimmo Arrived at Port Phillip 25 March 1843 from Greenock 10 Nov 1842, Rebecca and Cleared out from Port Phillip 5 April 1843 for Sydney arrived 17 Apr Rebecca
William Nimmo, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Alfred Nisbet List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Alfred Nisbet, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Alfred T Nisbett Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Elizabeth Nisbet died 1847 Female aged 35 (second entry has aged 38 at Melbourne)
John Nisbett, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Flying Fish' 5 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 6 May 1845
Margaret Nesbit aged 24 came Aug 1840 with 48 on the Isabella Watson wed Robert Omond in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Nisbet Arrived at Port Phillip 7 April 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 5 Apr Sea Horse
Mrs Nisbett arrived 27 Aug 1844 at Melbourne, cleared 22 Aug from Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
William Nish aged 28 and Margaret 28 came Jul 1841 with 376 on the England
John Niven 24 hus (family 27) Bootmaker, Prot both, Elgin, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Christina Niven 23 wife of John (family 27) Housemaid, Prot both, Elgin, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Niven and Christina christened Alexander Campbell 1844, John Campbell 1845
John Niven shop Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Niven, Shop Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
John Niven, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843 in Jury to hear criminal cases of the day
J Niven, jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
J Niven, third jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
John Niven, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Mr A Nixon Departed from Hobart on 2 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Lookin
Bridget Nixon, 22 single female Housemaid RC, neither Co Clare came 18 Jun 1842 from Gravesend as Bounty immigrant on the Earl of Durham
Bridget Nixon wed William Dunn in 1845 at Church of England
Harry Nixon - Nixon and Margaret christened George Alexander 1843
James Nixon, 28 single man Labourer Prot, both Co Tyrone, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
James Nixon, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Jane Nixon wed Henry Charles Farrell in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Nixon, 24 both was Carpenter, trained as Carpenter married crime - Burglary 10 years convicted 25 March 1843, at Liverpool, received 4 May 1843, at Kirksdale, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Working for himself (List a110 and b31)
Mr Nixon sailed from Launceston, 7 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Chilli
Ralph Nixon wed 24 Dec 1839 to Hellen McLaren witnesses James Laurie at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Ralph Nixon brickmaker S south Bank Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Newspaper reports arrival Ship arrivals 1846 - Maitland on summary page.
Letter from on Fri, 22 Feb 2008
Dear Elizabeth,
Thank you for your reply,
Elijah Nobbs was an exile from Pentonville Prison and the "Maitland" was not only a passenger ship, but alternated as a prison Ship. The Maitland was destined to van Diemans land but was turned away from the port, as they did not want exiles as they were free on arrival and were paid men. Elijah ended up here in Victoria.

Elijah was christened at Morton on the Hill Norfolk England, his crime was stealing a horse from Mr Diggins of Walsingham Nfk. and he was sentenced to Pentonville Prison England for 7 years. Elijah married Mary Ann Sydenham at Brisbane Hill (A property near Hamilton Vic) in 1851 , Mary Ann arrived with her parents and siblings on the "Cornwall" 1848. The parents were from Devon England and the children were all christened Bristol area near Somerset. Florence Chuk has a book called "The Somerset Years" and it details early arrivals from there. I live in Port Fairy and belong to the genie group here, we did have a few ships come in here 6 I think? in the early days
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Thankyou again and good luck on your project , I think its fantastic!!!!
Maria Cameron ps
Finding more about the exiles is very hard, convicts are quite easy, but not much is known about exiles, Elijah had been married in 1841 in England, had 2 children and then was able to marry here in 1851 with his 1st wife still being alive back in the UK. He was married by the Governer of the territory Ballentine Craig - Elijah is the bane of my life, he was supposed to have died August 1857 , but no record of death anywhere GRRR!!

Edward Noakes, - Captain arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
James Nokes arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Nokes arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Noakes cleared on 6 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 7 Nov for Launceston arrived 8 Nov Shamrock, source local newspapers
From an auction Feb 2007 in Long Beach, USA Lot 628, Australian 19th Century Merchant Token Group Lot, includes halfpenny issued in 1854 by James Nokes, Grocer, Melbourne - for sale in a set of 3 tokens, value approx $185-$285, Convict - James Nokes, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 04 July 1834 Convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery for a term of 7 years on 10 April 1834. [Transferred to Lady Kennaway at Cork in September 1834, arrived Tasmania 13 Feb 1835] Conduct notes transported for theft of 368 pounds from his Master, given 7 years. Single, Surgeon's report, very good. No recorded complaints Ticket of Freedom No 340, 1841 Description List: CON18/1/10 Convict - James Nokes, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 11 April 1827 Convicted at Warwick Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years on 11 July 1826. to NSW 9 Oct 1832 Certificate of Freedom [4/4313; Reel 989] Nokes James - Manlius 13/12/1842 Convict Death Register [4/4549; Reel 690 Page 163] Age: 37; District/Parish: Maneroo. Reported by his widow
Elijah Nobbs aged 24 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
James Noble 19 (young man 44) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson

The description for James, as researched by Patrick, matches that given on the previous line, for Michael Mullay 22 (young man 43) Protestant, neither read or write, from Norton Stewart
Our Nobles were from Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone

James Noble, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
James Noble, baker in Corio St, regular customers will have their dinners baked every day gratis. Source - Geelong Advertiser 2 Sep 1844
James Noble Corio St Householder List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Noble, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Noble, voted in Geelong for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
(A third man with the same name) Mr James Noble in Clarence St was visited Sunday evening by 3 men and died after being stabbed. murdered James Noble News 10 Jun 1844, source local newspapers. Sydey was a dangerous place!
Mary Jane Noble 19 (single woman 19) Farm servant Prot reads Fermanugh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Mary Jean Noble wed Peter Mclaren in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
William Noble 18 (single man 17) Labourer prot both Fermanugh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
From a now-closed web site, William Noble aged 18 arrived in Australia in 1841 on board the 'Catherine Jamieson', arrived with his mother and step-father. While they settled on a farm at Moonee Ponds, close to Melbourne, he went to his cousin James in Geelong.
William Noble, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
James found William a job as a shepherd near Anakie. In 1846 he returned to Ireland. He then went to the California gold fields with his brother John. They returned to their home in Enniskillen Nth. Ireland.
In 1849 both came to Port Phillip in the 'Northern Star'.

from on Thursday, 25 October 2012
Our Mary Jane Noble arrived on the Sir Edward Parry in 1848 and we don't seem to have a Mary Jean. The Mary Jane I am looking for married a Henry Ashmore
William Noble, wed Ellen Beatty, who was an orphan girl (the Earl Grey immigration Scheme) and the note you have, which is the same as I first had, implies William paid her passage and travelled back to Australia on the same ship as her. This is what happened - Ellen/Elleanor came to Australia as an orphan girl on the Pemberton in May 1849. They married in Melbourne in February 1850 and settled on the Moonee Ponds farm. William and brother John were on the Northern Star.

William Noble died 1846 Male aged 56 at Heidelberg Coroners report Monday 9 March 1846. He was breaking in a mare for John Hinds on Fri 27 Feb, when he stepped on a piece of broken glass. He was bandaged, but bleeding was hard to control, and he died 8 days later. Dr Thomas Wilson was consulted the day before he died.
Thomas Noddle sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Mr Nodlin Sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
F Nodin Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Francis Nolin, subscribed 1/1/- 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
Francis Nodin wed Isabella Margaret Beale in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened Katherine 1841, Frances Rose 1843, Elizabeth 1844, Emma 1846
Francis Nodin merchant Strachan and Co Market-square Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Francis Nodin, in jury enpannelled 7 Ap 42 in Supreme Court jury 9 Ap 1842, p3 - 9 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Francis Nodin on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
F Nodin merchant Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Francis Nodin, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843 in Jury to hear criminal cases of the day
Francis Nodin, Insolvent 266, merchant, Melbourne debts 409 deficiency 333. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844 New Insolvents 25 Apr 1844, source local newspapers
Francis Nolan - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844, source local newspapers
Francis Nodin 1.30pm to be granted Insolvency Certificates Insolvency 27 Nov 1844, source local newspapers
Francis Nodin Insolvency Certificate granted Insolvency 6 Dec 1844, source local newspapers
Francis Nodin, jury to hear a criminal case. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 July 1845
Francis Nodin, was a Special last year but not called, objection disallowed, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Francis Nodin Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
John Nogan 26 (40 single man) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Nojan 20 (50 single woman) Housemaid RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Felix Noisette wed Mary Edwards in 1845 at Church of England
Mary Ann Noisette died 1846 Female aged 38 at Heidelberg
Bernard Nowlan - Nolan Convict came 1837 on the Hebe assigned to Captain Davison
Bridget Nolan wed Thomas Day in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Edward Nolan, and Mary Lyons baptised female Anne at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #489
Edward Nolan and Mary Lyons christened John 1844, Daniel 1846
Edmond Nowlan, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Edward Nowlan - Nolan Licenses To Cut Timber Bourke March 12, 1847
Ellen Nonan 23 (38 single woman) Laundress RC neither Cork, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
John Nogan 26 (single man 40) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
James Nolan 28 (single man 32) Carpenter RC both Carlow arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
James Nolan wed Sarah Jane Caldwell in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong christened James William 1845, John Charles 1847
James Nowlan, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
James Nolan and Hanora Hanley christened Johanna 1845
James Nolan settler Lake Colac, Source - 1847 Directory
James Nolan, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Nolan 22 hus (family 16) Labourer, RC neither, Roscommon, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Honor Nolan 25 wife of John (family 16) Dairymaid, RC neither, Roscommon, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
John Nolan 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Judith Nowlan wed James Searle in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Julia Nolan 23 (single woman 34) General Servant RC both, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Margaret Nolan 18 (single woman 48) General Servant RC both Lammont, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Margaret Nolan, female wed James Parker 1842 #3919 Presbyterian Portland
Martha Nolan, Sponsor of Mary Anne dau of Harry Smith Baptised on 23 Dec 1844 by Rev PB Geoghegan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Nolan 22 (single woman 41) Dairy maid, RC reads, Ballangarey, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mary Nojan 20 (single woman 50) Housemaid RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Mary Ann Noolan 20 (single woman 24) General servant Prot both Carlow arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Mary Nolan, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Mary Ann Nolan wed Richard Nolan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mary Nolan wed Richard Vine in 1845 at Presbyterian
Matthew Nolan 30, hus (family 12) Bricklayer, both Dublin, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Salina Nolan 28, wife of Mathew (family 12) House keeper, both Dublin, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Joseph Nolan 2, son of Mathew (family 12), Dublin, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Matthew Nolan and Sabina Morris/Salina christened James 1844, Mathew 1844, Mary Anne 1847
Matthew Nolan dwelling-house Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
Mathew Nolan, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 30 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Portland
Mathew Nolan, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Apr 1844
Niel Nolan 31 hus (family 29) Labourer RC neither Co Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mary Nolan 24 wife of Niel (family 29) House Keeper RC Co Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Thomas Nolan 2 son of Niel (family 29) RC Co Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Patrick Nolan 27, (single man 21) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Patrick Nowlan, male wed Mary Malony 1842 #35397 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Patrick Nowlan - Nolan and Mary Malony christened Hanora 1843, Margaret 1845, Andrew 1847
Mr Paul Nolan arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb 1843
Richard Nowlan 26 hus (family 31) Carpenter RC both Queens Co, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Anne Nowlan 24 wife of Richard (family 31) RC both Queens Co, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
William Nowlan 0 son of Richard born on voyage (family 31) RC Queens Co, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Richard Nolan wed Mary Anne Nolan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Richard Nolan - new License holder for The Travellers Inn, formerly belonged to Abraham Ward, Arrendoorong Name of Sureties Abraham Edward Alexander Portland, Walter Birmingham, Portland and Owen Reiley, Portland from 25 May to 30 June 1844. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 25 May 1844
Richard Nolen - Arrenoonony, Travellers Rest 15 miles not licensed before, Name of Surety Owen Reiley Portland, and Walter Birmingham Portland, from 1 July 1844 to 30 June 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 24 Apr 1844

Richard Nolan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Arrendooveny 45 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Richard Nolan 26 (single man 31) Carpenter RC both Carlow arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Sarah Nowlan - Nolan wed David Dalrymple in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Nolan 27, hus (family 11) Labourer, neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Margaret Nolan 28, wife of Thomas (family 11) House keeper, neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Thomas Nolan and Margaret Leary christened Patrick 1844, Bridget 1846 died, Daniel 1846, Anne 1846
Thomas Nolan 20 ( Single man after 21, ineligible 11) Servant and Groom RC Both Co Rosewarren, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Thomas Nolan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
D Nomay accountant Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
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