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Mr O OLackay sailed 29 Oct 1844 for Adelaide Mary White, source local newspapers
Cornelius Oloughlin, 24 hus Labourer RC neither Clare arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Ellen Oloughlin, 21 wife of Cornelius Housekeeper RC neither Clare arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
The Victorian list for the Thetis shows the surname as Olaughlin for Cornelius 24, Ellen 21, John 29, Mary 24 and Patrick infant.
The NSW list has Cornelius and Ellen O'Loughlin, John, Mary and family O'Loughlin in their list of married, sepatety listed are single women and single men.
Connor Olauchlan cleared 4 Sep 1844 and sailed 5 Sep from Melbourne for Port Adelaide arrived 14 Sep Hawk, source local newspapers

From on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010

Greetings Elizabeth, Firstly, congratulations on your compilation of work. It must have taken enormous amounts of research. I am the author of "Anchor Under the Southern Cross" and also the website OLoughlan
Cornelius O’Loughlin was born near Ennistymon in County Clare Ireland in about 1818. He was the third son of Laurence O’Loughlin and Mary Conlan. That he was born near Ennistymon, was stated in "The Clare Journal" on 5 May 1913, in an article relating to the visit of Cornelius’s son, The Hon. Laurence O’Loughlin.
Cornelius was then aged 24 and although the exact time of his moving to South Australia is unknown for certain, it was possibly 1844 (pg. 617, Vol.2 Aldine History of SA). In 1853, the year of his marriage to Ann Barry (from Kilkee, Co Clare Ireland arrived aboard the Ascendant 1851), he took up more land at Virginia to bring his holding there to 228 acres.
John O'Loughlin Owned Property Irish Town Geelong - House & Land
John was married to Mary Barry in Ireland. Mary was the daughter of William and Margaret Barry nee Foley. John & Mary’s oldest child Patrick was born in Ireland and was listed on the Passenger List of immigrants arriving on the "Thetis" (17 February 1842) as being aged 6 months.
John and Mary had three more children (names not on the website). When they first arrived, John leased land at Irishtown, now the Geelong suburb of South Geelong. His name appears on the electoral rolls for 1845 and 1849.
Best wishes, Stan O'Loughlin


Honora Oloughlin, female wed James Knowlton 1842 #4546 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Honora Oloughlin wed James Knolton in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Oloughlin, 29 hus Labourer RC neither Clare arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mary Oloughlin, 24 wife of John Servant RC neither Clare arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Patrick Oloughlin, aged 6 months son of John RC Clare arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
John Oloughlin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
John Olachlan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Irish Town Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Oloughlin Irish Town 1 mile from Corio dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Oldacre aged 19 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
John Olden and Agnes christened George 1845, John 1845, Robert 1847
John Olden List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Older 18 (single man 26) Blacksmith RC both Gloucestershire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
U Older blacksmith Little Brunswick street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Oldham Departed from Launceston on 10 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Gem
JW Oldham, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
Joshua Oldham, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Joseph Oldham 27 (single man 32) Labourer Prot Reads Lancashire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Oldman Owned Property Off Ryrie Street Geelong - House & Land
Robert Oldman wool merchant Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Oldrey RN arrived at Port Phillip 21 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 17 Nov Shamrock
Capt Oldrey RN arrived 28 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Captain Oldrey arrived 20 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 15 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
Denis Oleary and Catherine Oleary christened Abigail 1846 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Jane Oleary 19 (single woman 25) House servant RC neither Cork, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Jane Olary, female wed Richard Turner 1842 #34127 Presbyterian Portland
John Oleary and Bridget Collins christened Daniel 1844
John Leary and Mary Carrol christened Cath 1842, Miles 1846
Barney Leary Oleary of Merri Creek, his wife gave birth to twin daus and a son. When a week old they were taken to be baptised. Later, in Little Bourke St, the cart jolted the three nurses and babies out. Fortunately not injured. (Listed as John, Ellen and Mary Ann, chn of Johanna Lombard and Mathew Leary of Merri Creek, 1845 Nos 805, 806 and 807 with elder sister Cath 1843 and younger sister Mary 1846) - source Port Phillip Herald 3 Apr 1845
William Oleary and Johanna Berry christened Mary Ann 1847
William Oliff, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Eden Olier List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Ebenezer Oliphant 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr David Oliphant Intermediate - arrived 9 Apr 1840 from Greenock on the India
Mr Ebenezer Oliphant Intermediate - arrived 9 Apr 1840 from Greenock on the India
Ebenezer Oliphant, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
Ebenezer Oliphant, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Mr Oliphant and for Sydney cleared 15 Mar 1844 and sailed 16 Mar from Melbourne, arrived at Launceston 19 March, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant arrived 5 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on the Lillias, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant cleared 9 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 19 Apr on the Lillias, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant cleared 29 July 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 30 July, for Launceston arrived 1 July, reached Sydney 7 Aug from Launceston on 4th and Boydtown on 6th Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant arrived 27 Aug 1844 at Melbourne, cleared 22 Aug from Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant cleared on 23 Sep 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 27 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Oliphant arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
Oliphants and Robertson Partnership Mount Greenock Creek Loddon Plains Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
shared Oliphant and Robertson Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
Robertson Oliphant Correspondence sold Portland Bay Little Corrangamite to Robertson, A S
Oliphant & Robinson in a partnership settlers Mount Elephant Plains, Source - 1847 Directory
Anne/Amelia Oliver 20, Single woman 28, House maid E Meath Prot both, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Amelia Oliver 20, Housemaid, employed by Mr Carrington, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Amelia Oliver wed David Lyons in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Anne Oliver 23 (single woman 21) Housemaid RC reads Buckinghamshire arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
James Oliver, 20 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
John Oliver 25, Single man 32, Farmer Crailing, Roxburgshire, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Oliver 25, Farm servant, Gone up country, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Oliver Directory 1847 farmer off Bourke lane Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
John Oliver arrived 26-Jan 1840 from George Town 24 Jan on the Wallaby as Steerage Passenger Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Jan 1840
John Oliver 38 hus (family 25) Farmer Prot both Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Kezia Oliver 28 wife of John (family 25) Dairymaid Prot reads Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Charles Oliver 6, John Oliver 4 and Jane Oliver 16 months dau of John (family 25) not on arrival list died at Sea 19 Oct Diarrhoea on the Salsette
John Oliver, and Keziah baptised Mary Jane at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12989
John Oliver and Kezia christened Anna Maria 1844, George 1847
John Oliver, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Oliver, died 21 June 1844 at his Station, district of Western Port brother of Thomas Oliver of Locbend, near Edinburgh. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 June 1844
John Oliver, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Air. John Oliver Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Oliver miller Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Oliver farmer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Ann Horton Oliver wed James Amor in 1845 at Church of England
Mr Oliver Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock and Port Phillip 9 Dec on the Palmyra
Mr Oliver arrived 10 Feb 1840 from Sydney on the William Metcalfe
Mr Oliver Cabin passenger arrived 10 May 1840 from London on the Orissa
Mr and Mrs Oliver and 4 chn arrived at Port Phillip 21 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 17 Nov Shamrock
Mrs Oliver arrived 28 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Susannah Oliver wed James Henderson in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Thomas Oliver 28 hus (family 31) Quarryman, Prot both, Liscant, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Oliver 22 wife of Thomas (family 31) Dressmaker, Prot both, Liscant, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Thomas Oliver, and Mary baptised Thomas at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12841
T Oliver, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Thomas Oliver and Mary christened Susan Ann 1845, Mary Anne 1846
Thomas Oliver water carrier off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory

From on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much, I have spent years trying to find out about my G. G. parents Thomas and Mary Ann Oliver ( nee Clemo) Last night out of desperation I Googled Thomas and there he was on your page travelling to Melbourne aboard the John Bull in January 1840 as a bounty immigrant. All I knew was his wife’s name and maiden name and that his daughter married in 1862 and he was a coach builder and that she was born in Melbourne and christened at St James.


William/Thomas Oliver 24 (young man 46) Labourer Prot both Cork, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Mr Wm Oliver wife and child Departed from Launceston 2 Sep 1837 for Port Philip on the Domain
Emma Oliver dau of William baptised 7 Jul 1839 by Rev Wm Waterfield and died 1852 aged 13
William Oliver and Anne Mary christened Sarah Ann 1841, William Davis 1843, John Henry 1846
Mr William Oliver with wife and 4 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 28 Sept 1843 for Sydney Glenroy
William Oliver 31, Jan 1839 on the Hope was employed Jan 1839 by George Coulstock of Melb as his Overseer
William Oliver, Common Jury empannelled, p3 - 7 May 1842 Melbourne Times
William Oliver, freehold, Richmond The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during first hour, 9-10am
William Oliver, Shop Bourke Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
William Oliver joiner Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Oliver, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
William Oliver wed Mary Pendergast in 1846 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne christened William 1847 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Oliver carter off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Olly, Cabin arrived 18 Oct 1842 from Greenock Benares
came with 4 servants Olly, Cabin arrived 18 Oct 1842 from Greenock Benares
Charles Ollis and Charlotte christened Charles Samuel 1846, Joseph Felix 1846, Mary Maria 1846
Charles Ollis painter Russell street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Olvany, 17 single woman Farm servant RC Neither Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus

Dan OMeara Sailed 1 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, in 1841 Fox
Dominick Omaley and Catherine Omaley christened Mary 1844, Margaret 1847
Directory 1847 labourer off Bourke lane
Domine OMerra arrived at Port Phillip 22 Oct 1843 from Portland Sally Ann
Dominick Omealy - Ordinary Constable, appointed few months. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
Dominic O'Malew labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr D OMara Departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Edward Omara 21 (single man 30) Labourer RC reads Tipperary, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
James Omara wed Bridget Hickey in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Omeara, and Bridget Hickey baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #6
christened Thomas 1842, John 1843, James 1845, Bridget 1847
James Omeara, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James O'Meara bricklayer off Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Lawrence Omeara, and Catherine Gorman baptised male Phillip at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #328
Lawrence Omears, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Laurence Omara and Catherine Gormly christened Mary 1846, Margaret 1846
Lawrence O'Mara plasterer Heidelberg, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary O'Meara arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias - source Port Phillip Herald 5 May 1840
Mary Omeara Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Mrs O'Meara and 2 chn arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias - source Port Phillip Herald 5 May 1840
Mr OMeara departed 15 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Henry - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Sarah OMeara departing 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
Sarah Omarah wed David Edgar in 1844 at Presbyterian Portland
Daniel OMearon departed 31 Dec 1840 from Launceston for Port Fairy, on the Fox - source Launceston Courier 4 Jan 1841
Edward OMearn cleared out from Port Phillip 17 August 1843, for Port Albert Mariner
Agnes Omond wed James Taylor in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Omond wed Margaret Nisbet in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Omond innkeeper “Caledonian Hotel” Lonsdale-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Omond, and Margaret baptised Agnes 1841, female Margaret at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #798
Margaret Omond, died female Port 1842 #351 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Robert Nesbet 1843, James 1845, Margaret 1847
Robert Omond, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Lonsdale St Caledonian Hotel
Robert Omond, Publican's License granted Caledonian Hotel Lonsdale St, p3 - 23 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Robert Omond house Lonsdale St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Omond on 11 Aug 1843 to wait another week before license being renewed source PPH 11 July 1843
Robert Omond House and shop Lonsdale St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Mr R Omond Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Weds 22 Nov source PPH 24 Nov 1843
Robert Omond, transfer of Caledonian Hotel' Lonsdale St to John McMillan. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
Robert Omond, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Omerod see Sherratt & Omerod in a partnership settlers New Country Western Boundary, Source - 1847 Directory
Dr Arthur O'Mullane arrived 10 Feb 1840 on the William Metcalfe also arrived Port Phillip August 27 1840 from Sydney on the William Woolley
Arthur O'Mullane Directory 1847 physician Queen street
Arthur O'Mullane M.D., Melbourne Page 49 Doctors 1 Feb 1847 Doctors Feb 1 1847 M.D., Melbourne
Dr O'Mulian may have been their Surgeon Superintendent for the voyage to Port Phillip on the William Metcalfe with Captain Phillipson from Plymouth Harbour 26 July and reached Port Phillip after 113 days, on 15 Nov 1839 with 230 immigrants, 82 paid own fare and 168 bounty.
He appears to have travelled back to Sydney along the overland route, I can find no shipping reference showing him sailing to Sydney. Sydney Commercial Journal reported departure Mon 17 Aug.
Dr Arthur O'Mulian arrived Port Phillip August 27, 1840 on "William Woolley" from Sydney, a brig, 199 tons, Truscott master, with Dr Agnew and Colonel and Mrs Wall. Was not aboard when it returned to Sydney
Arthur Omullane wed Maria Elizabeth Barber in 1840 #4308 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened Arthur Augustus 1841 - 1865 aged 24, Ann Eliza 1843, Frederick Alfred 1843 - 1851 aged 7, George Jeremiah Patr 1843 - 1866 aged 24, Jeremiah 1845 - 1856 aged 11
daughter Ann Eliza wed 1868 to William Garrard, and had 7 children, first son lived 6 years, first dau lived 12 days, 3 more sons and 2 dau survived to 1888
A OMullane MD surgeon Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Arthur Omullane House Little Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Arthur Omullane, MD Melbourne has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
Dr Omullane, donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
Arthur O'Mullane physician Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Arthur O'Mullane died 1863 #8690 aged 51, son of Ann Coughlan and Jeremiah O'Mullane of Ireland, with obituary From The Cork Examiner, 30 December 1863, On the 21st October, 97, Burke-street, West Melbourne, Arthur O'Mullane, M.D., aged 51 years, son of the late Jeremiah O'Mullane, Buttevant.
P.M O'Mullane labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
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