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I first began this site 16 July 2007, and this revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.
The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Mr G Petrie Departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
John Petrie and Ann Mary christened Henry 1840
John Petrie, 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
John Petrie, Common Jury empannelled, p3 - 7 May 1842 Melbourne Times
John Petrie house and store Elizabeth St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr J Petrie arrived at Port Phillip 14 Nov 1843 from Hobart on 7 Nov Abeona
Mr J Petrie cleared out from Port Phillip 16 Dec 1843 for Hobart arrived 22 Dec Flying Fish
Keith Petrie wed Mina Cameron in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Keith Petrie druggist Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Petrie arrived 1-Jun 1840 from Hobart on 22 May on the Mary Hay
Mr Petrie sailed 1 July 1840 for Hobart on the Majestic
Mr and Mrs Petrie and 10 chn arrived 21-Nov 1840 from Hobart on the Majestic
Mr Petrie arrived 19 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
Mrs Petrie arrived at Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 from Hobart Flying Fish
Mr and Mrs Petrie and 3 chn Cleared out from Port Phillip 16 May 1843 for Hobart Amity
Mr Petrie cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Hobart Amity
David Louis Pettavel wed Esther Keanan in 1847 at Church of England Christ Church, Geelong
David Pettaval a Swiss émigré, upon arriving in Port Phillip Bay on the barque Platina in 1841 he immediately recognised in the hills behind Geelong a fine place in which to grow grapes and produce wine. He returned to Switzerland to recruit more wine-makers and soon turned the area into one of the most productive grape growing regions in Australia.
In 1842 a young Swiss emigre, David Pettavel, arrived in the fledgling Port Phillip on the barque Platina in 1841. He headed not for Melbourne but for the hills behind Geelong where his instincts told him he could continue the craft he had learned in his homeland - wine making. Pettavel is credited with planting the first wines in the colony and soon after, bottling the first wine.
George Petter and Mary christened Ann 1846
Harriet Petter wed David Durrant in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Petterill and wife Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Anne Pettifer 22 (single woman 44) Housemaid Prot both Hampton, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Ann Pettifer wed Henry Mildenhall in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Ellen Pettifer 26 (single woman 45) Housemaid Prot both Hampton, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Eleanor Pettifer, female wed Henry Lane 1842 #3a Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne
Thomas Pettifer 24 (single man, 2nd part 10) Labourer RC both Clare, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Thomas Pettigrew Crew 25 arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Thomas Pettinger, Elizabeth and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Captain Petit Departed from Sydney on 21 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the John Barry
Captain Pettit Arrived at Sydney 3 June 1839 from Port Phillip on 24 May on the Paul Pye

From on Monday, 23 July 2012
Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for a very interesting site. I was hoping she was the Mary Pettitt (widow) who married James Pearce in Williamstown. Her husband Robert, mariner, may have died at sea. I would be grateful for any information or leads you may have.
Best wishes, Evelyn Prineas


Mr J Pettit and child cleared out from Port Phillip 26 Oct 1843 for Launceston arrived 31 Oct Scout
Mary Ann Pettitt wed James Pearce in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mrs M Pettit in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Petit, in Oct 1839 employed David Armstrong aged 20, Farm servant, who came on the David Clarke
Thomas Pettit blacksmith Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Petit, Publican's License rejected Travellers Rest Mount Macedon, p3 - 23 April 1842 Melbourne Times
W.H Pettett eettler Mamaiord Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
William Pettit Bunninyong Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Pettitt 1 Apr 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
William Pettit, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Pettit see Francis and Pettit Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Pettit see Clarke & Pettit in a partnership printer Dowling Forest Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Petty and Catherine Usher christened Patrick 1842
Catherine Peuteny wed Francis Miller in 1845 at Presbyterian
Joseph Peverell 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
B Pevres, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Draper new Insolvent, debt of 781 pounds 0.25% of 56 debts listed
John Pewer 23 hus (32 family) Farm servant RC both Kilkenny, came 30 Sep 1841 on the Middlesex
Biddy Pewer 21 wife of John (32 family) Dairymaid RC both Kilkenny, came 30 Sep 1841 on the Middlesex
Edward Peyrum, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Anne Peyton 25 (Steerage 22) came 1 May 1840 on the China
Patrick Phalen, 25 single man Labourer RC, both Queens Co, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
P. Phaillen - Phaillen Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mr and Mrs Phair and 2 chn left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
Robert Phair, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Julia' 25 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Oct 1845
William Phear 32 hus (family 113) General servant RC both Cork, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Eliza Phear 30 wife of William (family 114) , came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Anne Phear 12 and John Phear 5 son of William (family 115) , came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Anne Phelon 20 (single woman 34) Servant RC both Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Anne Phelan, female wed Michael Corcoran 1842 #35537 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Phelan 15 (single woman 43) Nurse maid, RC reads, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Ellen Philen / Phelan 27 (single woman 39) Dairymaid, RC both, Kilkenny, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Henry Phelan 25 (paid 35) , came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
James Phelan 39 hus (family 18) Shepherd, RC both, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Margaret Phelan 22 wife of (family 18) Dairy maid, RC both, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
James Phelan 20 (single man 18) Shepherd, RC both, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
John Phelan 18 (single man 17) Shepherd, RC both, Kings Co, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mr J Phelan From Launceston Arrived at Port Phillip 7 April 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 5 Apr Sea Horse
Mary Phelon 18 (single woman 35) Servant RC neither Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Mary Phelon 20 (single woman 35) Nurse RC both Tipperary, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Mary Phelan, female wed William Dickens 1842 #35511 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Phelan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Mr Phelan Arrived at Hobart on 26 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Patrick Phalen came Jul 1842 with 186 on the Martin Luther
Patrick Phelan, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Patrick Phelan farmer Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Phelps 19 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Phelps sailed 21 Feb 1840 for New Zealand. on the Earl Stanhope
William Phelps, before the Supreme Court Fri 15 Mar 1844, stole a gun from dwelling house of Henry Barton Watson. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
James Phylan 21 came Mar 1841 with 300 on the Neptune wed Bridget Lysaght in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Alexander Phillips farmer Woodstock Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Ann Phillips 22 no bounty (disallowed 29) Housemaid Prot reads Edinburgh, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Ann Phillips, wed James Mckenzie 1842 #713 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Miss Ann Phillips, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Ann Phillips Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Benjamin Phillips clothier Portland Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Phillips wed Isabella Mcintyre in 1845 at Church of England christened Maria 1847
Charles Phillips 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Charles Phillips labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Charlotte Phillips 22 came Oct 1841 with 268 on the Agricola
David Phillip arrived 3 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 30 Oct Shamrock, source local newspapers
David Phillips and Ann christened David 1846
David Phillips carpenter off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Phillips 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Elizabeth Phillips wed Anthony Charles Beck in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Phillips 38 hus (family 31) Gardener, Prot both, Chilchester, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Thomasine Phillips 34 wife of George (family 31) Cook, Prot both, Chilchester, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
George Phillips Sailed from Port Phillip 9 April 1843 for Launceston on 13 Apr and arrived Sydney 17 April Sea Horse
Henry Phillips 29 hus (family 111) Farmservant Prot both London, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Charlotte Phillips 22 wife of Henry (family 112) , came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Henry Phillips in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Henry Phillips, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Henry Phillips, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Henry Phillips wed Ann West in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne Correspondence Portland Bay Mt Napier 14 311 Transferred from John Brown
James Phillip departed 3 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy on the Fox - source Launceston Courier 10 May 1841
James Phillips, - Crew arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
James Phillips, male wed Mary Wallis 1842 #4560 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Phillips and Mary Wallis christened Caroline 1843, Henry James 1845, Jane 1847
James Phillips, Cabin arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
James Phillips, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
James Phillips labourer Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Jonathan Phillips on 11 Jan 1841 granted License to slaughter cattle, at Gawler St, Portland - detail from Portland Magistrate's Book, page 49, also on 12 Aug 1843 at Henty's Garden, Portland
Jonathan Phillips - License to slaughter cattle, Gawler St. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 49, 11 Jan 1841
Jonathan Phillips - Gawler St, Surety for George Date, Bentruck St Commercial Inn, 1 Apr - 30 June 1841. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 3 Feb 1841
Jonathan Phillips - Gawler St, Surety for George Date, Bentruck St Commercial Inn. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 51, 20 Apr 1841
Jonathan Phillips - Gawler St, Surety for Charlton Hedditch, Gawler St Carpetiona? Union, to 1 July 1842. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 53, 23 Nov 1841
Jonathan Phillips, of Portland, Butcher, from Insolvencies, dated 5-Jul and 8-Jul 1842
John Phillips Departed from Hobart 30 July 1837 for Port Phillip on the Lady Franklin
Mr J Phillips Departed from Launceston on 17 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
John Barnard Phillip steerage - Feb 4 Madras cleared for Launceston with part of original cargo from London. Passengers listed on the Madras arrived 22 Jan 1840
John Philip / Phillips 26, (single man 22) Labourer, RC neither Co Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
John Phillips in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
John Phillips, owed 3 pounds wages by insolvent James Dawson. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Sep 1845
John Phillip and Margaret christened James Robertson 1847
John Phillips 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
John Phillips Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
John Phillips publican Thistle Inn Corio st North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Phillips wed Mary Shea in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Anne 1846, John 1846, Mary 1846
Judith Phillips, Cabin For Sydney - arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
J Phillips Glenelg River Portland Bay,, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Laurence Philips / Phillip 19 (single man 25) Servant and Groom Prot Both Essex, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Margaret Phillips wed Patrick Stapleton in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Margaret Phillips 24 no bounty (disallowed 29) Housemaid Prot reads Edinburgh, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Margaret Phillips, female wed John Mcgowan 1842 #4615 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mark Phillips 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mary Jane and S Phillips, Cabin arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Mary Phillips, Cabin For Sydney - arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Matilda Phillip, departed from Port Phillip for Launceston on the barque 'Madras' 4 Feb 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Feb 1840
Matthew Phillips Departed from Launceston on 16 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Matthew Phillips wed 24 Aug 1840 to Jane Fortune by Rev Richard Walsh, at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne in presence of Witnesses George and Ellen Armstrong of Melbourne - - see my Chapman page for details of this wedding
Matthew Phillips, wed 24 Aug 1840 to Jane Fortune
Matthew Phillips farm servant off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Matilda Phillip cleared Feb 4 1840 for Launceston on the Madras
Mr Phillips arrived 20 June 1840 from London on the Eagle
Mr Phillips departed 13 July 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Australasian Packet
Mrs Phillips bonnet and dress maker Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Phillips - clerk Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Phillips, arrived on Two Sisters barque, Were Bros agents, p2 - 9 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Mr Phillips, cabin arrived 5 Apr 1842 from Liverpool on the Two Sisters
Mr Phillips, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong
Mr Phillips cleared out from Port Phillip 7 Oct 1843 for Launceston arrived 11 Oct Scout
Mr and Mrs Phillips, Cabin arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Paul, Judith, James, and Mary Phillips arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
Mr and Mrs Phillips, is departing for London on the Abberton - source Port Phillip Herald 14 Jan 1845
Peter Phillips Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Peter Phillips List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Philip Phillips, had clothing stolen by his servant, Anna Morrison not guilty. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Apr 1844
Phillip Phillips, employed Ann Morrison and after she rejected his offer of marriage, accused her of stealing clothes he had given her. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Apr 1844
Philip Phillips and Susanna christened Leah 1845-6 died, Lion 1847
Philip Phillips draper Corio street North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Rebecca Phillips 21 (single woman 35) General Servant RC both, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Richard Phillips, and Elizabeth baptised female Phobe Ann Catherine at Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne born at Geelong 1842 #1193
Richard Phillips billiard marker Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Richard Phillips and Elizabeth christened Emma Eliza Jane 1844, Ellen Margaret 1846
Richard Phillips dwelling-house Little Fyans St, Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Richard Philips Geelong District 23 Apr 1844 voted at election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Richard Phillips Wallace St Geelong Householder List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Richard Phillips died 1847 Male aged 53 at Geelong
Thomas Phillips 25, Labourer Prot both Aylesbury, came 29 Aug 1840 on the East London
Sophia Phillips 25, Servant Prot both Aylesbury, came 29 Aug 1840 on the East London
Thomas Phillips, and Sophia baptised Thomas at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Collwood 1842 #13037
Thomas Phillips and Sophia christened Hannah 1844, William 1845, George 1847 died
Mr T Phillips News - Insolvent Court meeting Mon 9 Feb 1843
Thomas Phillips Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
William Phillips -, Intermediate, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Phillips, Common Jury empannelled, p3 - 7 May 1842 Melbourne Times
William Phillips wed Honora Connell in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Phillips and Ann christened Ambrose 1843 and christened Samuel 1845 died, Mark 1847,
W Phillips, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
William Phillips house and shop Bourke St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Phillip Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
William Phillips in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
William Phillips House and shop Bourke St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
William Phillips Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Weds 22 Nov source PPH 24 Nov 1843
William Phillips List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Phillips, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
William Phillips 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland with died 1847 Male aged 23 at Melbourne
Captain Philipson master Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock 26 July and Port Phillip on 9 Dec, on the William Metcalfe
Edwd Philipson - (single man 42) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mr G Phillipson sailed 29 Feb 1840 for Sydney on the Dorset
Mr Phillipson, arrived 13 Aug 1842 from the Mauritius on the Belle Creole
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