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Mr JD Pinnock Esq departed 20 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, William Hughes
James Denham Pinnock, Melbourne Times 10 Sep 1842 Page 3 Alderman for La Trobe Ward Melbourne Municipal Corporation
James Denham Pinnock, Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Treasurer
Mr JD Pinnick arrived at Port Phillip 14 Oct 1843 from Launceston 10 Oct Tamar
J Denham Pinnock Registrar Sup Court Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
James Denham Pinnock house Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr Pinnock cleared out from Port Phillip 26 August 1843 for Launceston arrived 29 Aug Shamrock
Mr Pinnock Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
James Denham Pinnock wed Lucy Ann Hull in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened James Denham Saint 1845, Charles Denham Saint 1847
JD Pinnock, official collector of rent for cottage of Peter Hunter intestate estate has. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1844
James Denham Pinnock, Deputy Registrar printed list of people deceased intestate, estate placed in his charge for collection. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 March 1845
James Deniston Pinnock, Deputy Registrar, gave evidence to the jury for Mon 14 April Supreme Court - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
James Denham Pinnock Esq. to be a Steward at a Ball in honour of Her Majesty's birthday - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
James Denham Pinnock Judge's Deputy Registrar Commissioners For Taking Affidavits. Melbourne Commissioners For Taking Acknowledgments Of Married Women Melbourne
James Denham Pinnock Curator of Intestate Estates. 17 March 1847 Owned Property South Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
James Denham Pinrrock, Registrar of the Supreme Court, at his Office, Court House, Feb 1847
J.D Pinnock reg. of Supreme Court Falls Yarra Bank, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Pinnock, 3 chn and a servant Arrival 13 Feb 1842, from London on the Sultan
Mr Pinsout Intermediate Passengers, arrived Mon 24 Feb 1840 from Liverpool on the Columbian
Henry Pinson List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Piper 22 hus (family 24) Labourer Prot both Cornwall, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Elizabeth Piper 26 wife of James (family 24) Housemaid Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
James Piper and Elizabeth christened John Thomas 1841, James 1843, Charles 1846
James Pipper List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Piper farmer Heidleberg, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Piper Sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Mr W Piper Sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
William Piper Pastoria Mount Macedon Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Piper in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Piper Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
William Piper, to support building of one church in Mount Macedon and supporting it while they live in the area. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 May 1844
William Piper, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
William Piper, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
William Piper settler Pastoria Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Piper see Wildridge and Piper Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Piper 19 (single man 52) Labourer Prot both Limerick, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Wm Piper, Bounty? arrived 13 Apr 1843 on the Winscales
William Piper, 34 both was Mariner, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 10 Apr 1843, at Portsmouth, received 3 May 1843, at Portsmouth, 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 Bales Geelong (List a115 and b27)
Mr T Pitcairn, Esq. Departed from Hobart on 2 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Tasmanian Lass
Mr Pitcairn arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Diana - source Launceston Courier 20 Sep 1841
Mr and Mrs Pitcairn and Miss Pitcairn arrived at Port Phillip 17 Sept 1843 from Sydney on 9 Sep Shamrock
Mr John Pitcher arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 20 Sep 1841
Robert Pitkin 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Elizabeth Pitler 22 (single woman 52) Cook Prot Both Co. Kent , came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Pitt arrived 24 March from Launceston on the Industry 19 Mar 1841 - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Mr S Pitte arrived at Port Phillip 24 Feb 1843 from Western Port Alpha
Samuel Pitt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Samuel Pitt, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Samuel Pitt and Phillis christened Sarah Jane 1845
Thomas Pitt Convict came 1839 on the Theresa assigned to Mr J Watson
Thomas Pitt, came on Theresa The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Ticket of Leave now at the Post Office
Thomas Pitt, one of 266 convicts transported on the Theresa, 05 October 1838. Convicted at Gloucester Quarter Session for a term of 7 years.
Thomas Pitt came on the Theresa News - Tickets of Leave at the Police Office him source PPH, 28 Apr 1843
Thomas Pitts 25 hus (family 53) Labourer Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Anne Pitts 31 wife of Thomas (family 53) Housemaid, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
William Pitt came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
Geo Pittenger sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Ed Pittman and Isabella Cameron christened Elizabeth 1845
Mr Pittman Departed from Launceston 25 Oct 1837 for Port Philip on the Port Phillip Packet
Frederick Pittman, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
F Pitman Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
F Pittman, 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
F Pittman arrived 21-Dec 1840 from Western Port on the Childe Harold
Frederick Pittman merchant Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Tasmanian records, Frederick Pitmann aged 29 wed 2 March 1841 to Emily Bolger aged 20, in Launceston
Miss Bolger left Port Adelaide on the Industry and arrived 9 May 1840 at George Town
Emily Bolger arrived 11 May 1840 on the Industry from South Australia, reference Laun Adv 14 May 1840 (but names not listed in online paper)
Frederick Pittman and Emily Bolger christened William 1841, Elizabeth 1843, Edward Ellis 1847 - 1871 #1835 aged 23 James Johnson Twining
Frederick Pitmann, of Melbourne, Ironmonger, from Insolvencies, dated 4-Apr and 2-Apr 1842
Frederick Pittman, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 Insolvent, first meeting 28 Apr 1842 at the Commissioner's Office
Frederick Pittman, Insolvent estate, p2 - 9 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Mr F Pittman Agent Arrived 7 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Portland Sally Ann
F Pittman, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Mr F Pittman Advertisement - men of Lonsdale Ward signed letter supporting Mr JR Murphy Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 27 Oct 1843
Frederick Pittman, House Queen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward on Committee 15 Sep 1843 to meet at Michael McNamara, 'Brien Boru'
F Pittman, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Frederick Pittman shipping agent & broker Bourke lane & Wharf, Source - 1847 Directory
Frederick Pittman died 1852 #20301 at Brighton, and buried St Andrews Church of England, Brighton.
Emily Pittman died 1878 #2521 aged 57, dau of Mary Ann Ellis and William Bolger of Dublin.
Frances Pittmn died 1862 #3798, aged 55, sister to Emily, Frances Bolger wed 1844 #4833 to Joseph Pittman
George Pittman 29 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
J Pittman, Committee for 1844 officeholder, Mechanic's Institute. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
J Pittman, third jury for Supreme Court Mon 19 Aug 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Aug 1844
J. Pittman, Mechanics' Institution Committee of Management
James Pitman wed Anne Compton in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
John Pittman departed 13 Sep 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 20 Sep 1841
Joseph Pittman wed Frances Bolger in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened Mary Ann Elliss 1846 and Edward Fisher Pittman 1849 #16434, in Melbourne
Mary Anne Ellis Pittman wed 1870 #3656 to Richard Hugh Dickson Kelly from Sydney and llived atINVERLEIGH
Edward Fisher Pittman wed 1883 #4453 to Kate Glass Eadie
Joseph Pittman, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Joseph Pittman stationer & c Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Pitman Departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Mr Pittman sailed 4-Sep 1840 for Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Pitman, departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the barque Mona 14 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 19 Oct 1840
Mr Pitman arrived 22 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr and Mrs Pittman departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip and arrived 26 Mar 1841, from Launceston on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Mr Pittman Arrived at Port Phillip 11 April 1843 from London 11 Nov and Portsmouth 6 Dec Enmore
Mr Pittman Lonsdale Ward to meet at Michael McNamaea's "Brien Boru" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr Pittman Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Mr R Pitmann sailed 21 Oct 1843 from Port Phillip to Hobart arrived 25 Oct Industry
Mr Plaistow Arrived 4 May 1841 at Melbourne from Sydney on the Augustus
Mr Plaidstowe 15 July 1841 arrived at Sydney from Port Phillip on 10 July on the Jewess
John Plaistowe Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847 Attorneys, Solicitors, And Proctors.
Joseph Plandford and Grace christened Agnes Trim 1844
Margaret Planey, wed John Pagett 1842 #605 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Joseph Plant List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Joseph Plant died 1847 Male aged 62 at Melbourne
George Platt wed Hannah Lester in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Platt, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
George Platt List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
G Platt of harbour master's boat's crew Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
James Platt / Plat 24 (single man 62) Labourer Prot both Lancaster, came 17 July 1841 on the England
John Platt, licensed to cut timber County of Grant. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 Sept 1844
William Plater / Platter 25 hus of Lucy (family 27) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire Family forwarded to Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Lucy Plater / Platter 40 wife of William (family 27) Prot reads Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Midson Walker stepdau Platter 13, Elijah Walker stepson Platter 8 and Louisa Walker stepdau Platter 7 stepdau (family 27) Prot Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Frederick Platter 2 and James Plater 0 son of William (family 27) not Prot arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
James Platter, infant died 18 May 1844 on the Dale Park
Eldest 3 children's surname is Walker, on the NSW list, shown as step children. Midson Walker wed 1847 #23316 to Edward Mildon (later Mildern) and had 14 chn, Elijah Walker died 1846 aged 12 years, Louisa Walker wed 1852 #23633 to George Harris and her only known child Henry lived 7 weeks
William Plater and Lucy christened George 1847, Thomas 1847 (Thomas 1845 - 1887 #14856 aged 42 died at Egerton)
George Prater 1847 - 1881 #3432 aged 34 at Ballarat, son of Lucy Walker and William Prater
William Platter 1820 - 1881 #9028 aged 60, son of Christina and Charles Platter, died at Swan Hill
G Clayne/Playne Cabin, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Mr G Clayne departed 2 July 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
George Playne, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Dr Plaine News - Special Petty Sessions His Worship the Mayor Chairman source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Dr Playne, has accepted job as honourary Secretary to the Separation Society. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Aug 1844
George Playne, donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
George Playne M.D. merchant Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory

From on Thursday, 28 August, 2008

I have been doing research about Dr George Playne (1802-1885) and Daniel Jennings (1795-1872) - who were cabin passengers on the 1839 voyage of the William Metcalfe to PP. I know in some of the shipping records Playne appear as Clayne. He was a medico and squatter, and took part in a number of activities in Melbourne (magistrate, Melb Club secretary, secretary of the Separation Committee, and also involved in the preliminary committee to set up the hospital.) He returned to England in 1854.


In March 2013 Dr Martin Phayle's book "Two Squatters: the Lives of Dr. George Playne and Daniel Jennings" will be published.


Mr and Mrs Pleasant Arrived at Port Phillip 10 June 1843 from Liverpool 16 Feb Amiga
John Pleasance and Ellen christened George Bartlam 1845
John Pleasance died 1846 Male aged 35 at Melbourne
Charlotte Plempton 24 came Sep 1840 with 356 on the Himalaya
James Plenty and Anne Hyde christened Sarah 1844
Charles Plowman List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Plowman, male wed Mary Ann Cummings 1842 #4492 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Plowman and Jane christened John 1844
John Plowman carter Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
Benjamin Plumber departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, on the Fox - source Launceston Courier 31 May 1841
Jacob Plummer, granted depasturing license for Portland Bay, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
Jane Plummer wed John Hood in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Plowman freehold Bourke Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr J Plumber arrived at Port Phillip 14 Sept 1843 from London Lord Keane
Joseph Plummer wed Bridget Delany in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
christened Emma Maria 1845, Mary Jane 1846, Joseph Thomas 1847
Joseph Plummer labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Plumber (Intermediate 3) Intermediate, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Miss Plumber (Intermediate 4) Intermediate, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Richard Plummer Departed Sydney 10 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Siren
Mr R Plummer Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Richard Plummer and Ann Mary christened Eliza 1841, William 1843
Richard Plumber house Little Collins St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Richard Plummer, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
William Plummer, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Collins St Confectioners Licence
William Weston Plummer, Publican's License granted Confectioner's License Collins St, p3 - 23 April 1842 Melbourne Times
William Plummer house Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Plummer, House Queen St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Mr W Plummer Jury Supreme Court, Civil side, Weds 22 Nov source PPH 24 Nov 1843
Plummer see Roland & Plummer in a partnership druggists Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Plummer &Co in a partnership settlers Hamilton Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Plumming arrived at Port Phillip 22 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 18 Feb Tamar - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb1843
Mr W Plumridge Departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
George Plunkett List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
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