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Catherine Philpot, 17 Bounty arrived 1 Jan 1842 from London on the Sarah
Catherine Philpot wed 1845 #4910 to Edward Bryan Wight at Church of England, St James, Melbourne News 10 June 1844, source local newspapers
Mr Philpot arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip and Adelaide on the Adelaide
Mary Ann Philpot, 28 Bounty arrived 1 Jan 1842 from London on the Sarah
Mary Anne Philpot wed 1843 #4676 to James Damyon at Church of England, St James, Melbourne News 10 June 1844, source local newspapers
Octavus Philpots, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
A Philpot, exported 17 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
Mr FJ Phillott in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr Phillot arrived at Port Phillip 19 Feb 1843 from Hobart Lillias
Mr Philpot Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Mr Phillpots arrived at Port Phillip 22 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 14 Oct Scout
Mr Phillott cleared 18 June 1844 and sailed 20 June from Melbourne for Portland Tamar, source local newspapers
Octavius Phillpots source MT, 14 Jan, Depasturing Licences in Western Port
Octavius Phillpotts settler Cobran Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Richard Philpott and two Misses Philpott (Catherine and Mary Ann) arrived 31 Dec 1841 from London 11 June, and Rio de Janeras 3 Oct in 1841 Sarah
R Philpot Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
Richard Phillpot, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Tobago' 18 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Richard Phillps, one of 469 voters who qualified by Household in Wallace St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
R Phillpott merchant Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Philpots 25 Steerage arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Philpot see Watson, Wight & Philpot in a partnership, Source - 1847 Directory
Philpot see Watson, Wight & Philpot in a partnership settlers Mount Macedon Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Philps arrived 1 August at Port Phillip in 1841 Australasian Packet
Andrew Phin, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 19 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 Aug 1845
James Phylan 21 (Single man 57) Labourer RC both West Meith, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mr Philune Departed from Hobart on 3 Nov 1837 for Port Philip on the Eudora
Robert Pichern cleared 13 Apr 1844 and sailed 15 Apr from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 19 Apr on the Ellen, source local newspapers
Eliza Pick 18 star (single woman 52) Housemaid, RC both, Dublin, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Mr Pickard source CH - arrived at Hobart 2 March from Portland Bay on 24 Feb, the schooner Essington
Joseph Picken 27 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
James Pickering died 1847 Male aged 64 at Melbourne
Mr Pickering Departed from Launceston 25 Oct 1837 for Port Philip on the Port Phillip Packet
Mr Pickering left Port Phillip on 24 June 1838 to Spring Bay on the Blossom
Mr Pickering Departed from Hobart on 15 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Mr Pickering from Adelaide arrived 9 Mar 1840 from London on the Rajasthan
Mr Pickering, sailed 18-Mar 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr Pickering Cabin - arrived 24 April 1840 from Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr and Mrs Pickering and child departed Sydney 18 Apr 1841 for Melbourne and arrived 27 Apr 1841 at Melbourne from Sydney, on the Australasian Packet
Mr Pickering (Cabin) cleared for Sydney on 6 Feb 1841 on the on the Fergusson
Mr Pickering, arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
Mr Pickering Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Robert Pickering arrived 20-Feb 1840 from Launceston on the Charlotte
Robert Pickering, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the barque Socrates 15 Feb 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 18 Feb 1840
R Pickering accountant Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Pickering arrived 27 May 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 15 May on the Ellen, source local newspapers
Robert Pickering 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Pickering, and Elizabeth baptised Mary Charlotte at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12756
William Pickering and Elizabeth christened Elizabeth 1844, William 1845, Thomas Fowler 1846
William Pickering Assistant Surveyor, Survey Department
William Pickering Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Edward Pickett, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 21 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Aug 1845
Joseph Pickett A came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Pickett as William Beckett wed Margaret Dowde in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong, half sister of Michael Lynch
Beckett, William christened 1841 at St Francis, Melb
then the surname adjusts
Pickett James 1843, Joseph 1846, Mary Ann 1849, Francis 1850
Catherine in 1844 has surname Pigott, and Margaret in 1848 is Piggott
Picket Elizabeth 1852
Also Margaret's death 1875 aged 55, she is Odowd, dau of Catherine Bow and Michael Odowd with birthplace Quee..
William Pickett died 1877 aged 66 son of Margaret and James of Cork

From on Wednesday, 18 June, 2008

There is a memorial to Margaret and few others in the Pipeworks park in Footscray. Their story is quite interesting.


William Pickett 19 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Pickett coach painter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Picknall wed Ann Connor in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Anne Helena 1846
Elizabeth Pickup wed Joseph Whitehead in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Picton wed Elizabeth Mitchell in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne

See Pearse for Pierce

George Pierpont Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
George Pierpoint, and Jane baptised William 1841, Ann at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12707
Ann Pierpoint, died 1m female Melbourne 1842 #3688 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Pierpoint and Jane christened Elizabeth 1846
Hans Pierce mariner Roach Terrace, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Pierce sailed 20-Apr 1840 for Lauceston on the Lowestoft
Mr John Piers Departed 29 Sep 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Captain Pierson child and servant arrived 18-Apr 1840 on the Caledonia
Captain Pierson child and servant sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Caledonia
Charles Pierson Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
James Pierson Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
John Pierson 20 (36 Steerage), came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Joseph Pierson Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 25 April 1838 from Portland, Minerva
Mr Pierson cleared out from Port Phillip 30 Dec 1843 for Hobart Flying Squirrel
Ann Pike departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the barque 'Socrates' 26 Dec 1840 and arrived at Geelong 6 Jan 1841 from Launceston on the Socrates - source Launceston Courier 4 Jan 1841
Benjamin Pike, male wed Margaret Armstrong 1842 #4574 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Benjamin Atkinson Pyke wed Margaret Armstrong in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Elizabeth 1843, Sarah 1844, Emily 1847
Benjamin Atkinson Pike groom Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
G Pike and W Pike Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
G Pyke, (brother of Thomas Henry Pyke) County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Pike 29 (single man 10) Farm clerk, Prot, Tipperary,, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
John Pike, male wed Isabella Beaton 1842 #4618 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Pike and Isabella Beaton christened Jane 1844
John Pike Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
John Pike, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Pike, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
John Pyke, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
John Pike grazier Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
JH Pyke, employed Mary Murphy arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
JP Pyke Upper Weiraby, employed Alexander Norton arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Appears to be a brother of Thomas Henry Pyke
John Pike Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847 Directory 1847 grazier Darabin Creek
Mr Pike Cabin arrived 18 Oct 1840 from London on the London
Mr Pike (Cabin 5), came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mr and Mrs Pike/Pyke, and child arrived 1 Jun 1842 from London on the Seppings
the two Misses Pike arrived 19 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Cork on 17 Nov, on the Royal Consort, source local newspapers

From Pyke family of Wiltshire
Thomas Henry Pyke was born the first child of Thomas Pyke and Catherine Anne (nee Goodman), born at the Manor Farm House in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, on the 27th April 1808.
Thomas Henry was followed by eight siblings : John born 30th June 1809; William born 25th November 1810 and dying 2 days later on the 27th November 1810; Catherine Anne born 21st February 1812; Robert born 20th July 1813; William born 13th September 1815; Frances born 4th September 1817; George born 17th September 1819; and Oliver born 23rd December 1822.
All Thomas Henry's surviving siblings emigrated over time starting with his brothers, George and William, who arrived possibly together in 1839.
On the 13th of January 1842, Thomas Henry Pyke married Sarah Millsom at St. Katherine Cree Church, in Leadenhall Street London. The following day they set sail, aboard the "Seppings" a Barque of 343 tons with Captain Rawlings the master, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope for Australia with Sarah's 18 month old daughter "Elizabeth Sarah". They arrived in Port Phillip, on the 1st June 1842. They brought with them two servants; a thoroughbred horse; pure Durham cattle; and prized Berkshire pigs,


Thomas Pyke, at his residence on the upper Werraby held the marriage of Frances Pyke youngest dau of the late Thomas Pyke of Wootten Rivers in the county of Wilts, UK to William Drayton Taylor. Source - Geelong Advertiser 24 Oct 1844
TH Pike, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Thomas Henry Pyke, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Thomas Henry Pyke, 1808 - 1861 #6986 aged 53, son of Catherine Ann Goodman and Thomas Pyke of Wiltshire, came with Sarah, lived at Werrabie, and had baptised in the St James Church of England,
Thomas Henry Pyke 1843 #13272, Catherine Ann Pyke 1847 #15537 and Robert Pyke 1847 #15538 - 1854 #1405 lived 6 years
Miss Pykes (Frances, ?) - Cabin passenger arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Catherine Ann Pyke born 21st February 1812 wed 1845 #4935 to Moritz Edward Simmonds at Church of England, St James, Melbourne
Frances Pyke born 4th September 1817, youngest dau of the late Thomas Pyke of Wootten Rivers in the county of Wilts, UK wed William Drayton Taylor eldest son of Joseph Taylor of Bicknoller in Somerset on 16 Oct 1844 by Rev AC Thomson at the residence of TH Pyke on the upper Werraby. Source - Geelong Advertiser 24 Oct 1844
G.G. Pyke & William in a partnership settlers Pennyroyal Creek Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Pyke settler Upper Weiraby, Source - 1847 Directory
William Pike Pike’s Station Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
W Pike and G Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
William Pyke, (brother of Thomas Henry Pyke) County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
William Pike, Weiraby has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
William Pike 33 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Directory 1847 mariner Bourke lane
William Pyke see Pyke G.G. & William in a partnership settlers Pennyroyal Creek Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
James Pile arrived Launceston 5 Jan 1843 from Portland Socrates
John Pille, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
William Piles mariner Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Ann Pilkinton 19 (single woman 42) Housemaid, Prot reads, Co Clare, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Ann Pilkington wed Matthew Henry Hoare in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Edward Pilkington, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has unclaimed dividends. Also has current account. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
Mary Pilkington wed Charles Middleton in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Pilkington wed James Leeson in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Pilkington arrived 22 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from London on 18 May and Cork 1 June Abberton, source local newspapers
Thomas Pilkinton Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
William Pilkinton and Maria Ryan christened Jemima 1847
Miss Pillar Arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Port Phillip 22 Dec on the Jewess
Arthur Pillean and Emily christened Emily Fran 1843, Mary Ann 1843, Ellen Eliza 1847
Arthur Pillean, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Arthur Pilleau 1845 occupied Hilgay (south of Coleraine, 9,650 acres)
Arthur Pilleau settler Wannon River Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Emilyn Pillean died at Portland aged 37, in 1849, ref St Stephen's Church of England, Portland 1849 #31069 Arthur Langston Pilleau was born in Turkey (including Gallipoli). He died on August 10, 1915. Arthur was buried in Helles Memorial Panel 125-134 Or 223-226 228-229 & 328.,.
Mr James Pillett departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 3 May 1841
Mr Pillinger Departed from Launceston 3 Nov 1837 for Portland Bay on the Thistle
Pillure and Jones Partnership Portland Bay, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Pimlet 22 hus (family 47) Bricklayer Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Ann Pimlet 19 wife of William (family 47) Housekeeper Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
John Pimlet 2 son of William (family 47) Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Ann Pimlot, died 20 female Melbourne 1842 #3676 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Pimlot, and Ann baptised Richard at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12725
Richard Pimlot, died 1m male Melbourne 1842 #3683 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Pimlet and Ann christened William 1845 died
William Pimlott, male wed Jane Wilkinson 1842 #4585 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Pimlot cleared 21 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
William Pimlot and Margaret christened Richard 1847
John Pinburton, Common Jury empannelled, p3 - 7 May 1842 Melbourne Times
Pinceut & Splatt in a partnership settlers Norton River Wimeira, Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Pinchane, master arrived 13 Aug 1842 from the Mauritius on the Belle Creole
Mr Pinchin Departed from Hobart on 29 May 1838 for Port Phillipon the Blossom
Joshua Pincheon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Joseph Pine 15 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Obadiah Piner, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Weirabee River 45 miles from Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Obadiah Pineo Owned Property Weirabee River 45 miles from Geelong - Freehold Property
Ellen Pink grocer &c. off William street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Pink at Melbourne arrived 27 Apr 1841 from Hobart town on 20 Apr on the Isabella
James Pink wed Helen Davidson in 1841 at Independent Melbourne
James Pink in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
James Pink house Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Pink, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
James Pink, granted annual Confectioners license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
James Pink, jury to hear a criminal case. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 July 1845
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Pink ginger beer brewer off William street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Elizabeth Pinkerton wed Thomas Kissock in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Pinkerton Kororoit Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Pinkerton Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
James Pinkerton, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
James Pinkerton, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
James Pinkerton, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James Pinkerton, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
James Pinkerton Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Pinkerton grazier Kororoct Creek County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
John Pinkerton 24 hus (family 45) Labourer Prot Both Donegal , came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Pinkerton 26 wife of John (family 45) House Servant Prot Both Donegal , came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
John Pinkerton and Mary christened Mary 1841
Mary Pinkerton, died female Melbourne 1842 #300 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Pinkerton ( Steerage) arrived 17 May 1841 from Adelaide, on the Edina
Mr and Mrs Pinkerton Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 March 1843 for Liverpool via Sydney arrived 14 Mar, Munro
William Pinkerton supert. chain of ponds old Geelong Road, Source - 1847 Directory
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