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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Agnes Rea, 20, House or farm servant, Prot reads Glasgow, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Agnes Rea - Ray wed Thomas Dunne in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Alice Rea, 18, House or farm servant, Prot reads Glasgow, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
John Reaby arrived Hobart 6 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip 3 Jan Abeona
Mrs Reach with 2 chn arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the barque 'Bright Planet' 3 Mar 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 6 Mar 1840
Isabella Reader wed Joseph Haynes in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Eliza Readey 19 (single woman 57) Housemaid RC both Clare, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Edward Reading arrived 11 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Portland and Port Fairy Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Reedy & Hook in a partnership settlers Sutton Grange Conabul Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
James Reedy 19 (paid 38) came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
James Reedy - Ready wed Ellen Lynch in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Bridget 1846
John Reid - Ready wed Elizabeth Smith in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Ready house Elizabeth St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Ready House and shop Elizabeth St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Margaret Reedy / Reading 23 (single woman 47) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Margaret Readey 16 (single woman 56) Housemaid RC both Clare, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Margaret Ready wed Hugh Mcglynn in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Ready 22 (single woman 58) Housemaid RC both Clare, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Mary Ready wed James Duncan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mary Reedy 23 (47 single woman) Housemaid RC reads Tipperary, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Michael Ready 34 hus (family 29) Farm servant RC neither Limerick, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Biddy Ready 32 wife of Michael (family 29) Farm servant RC neither Limerick, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
John Ready son of Michael Born on board (family 29) came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Michael Ready and Bridget Mulcaher/Biddy christened Alicia 1841, Margaret 1843, Ellen 1845, John 1846 died
Michael Reidy, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Mr Read Arrived at Hobart 21 Nov 1837 from Sydney and Port Phillip on the Lady Wellington
Mr / Ready Esq. Arrived at Launceston on 8 Aug 1838 from Port Phillip and Sydney on the Siren
Mr and Mrs Ready for Sydney cleared 29 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Patrick Read house off Bourke Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Ready wed Honora Malley in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Robin Reidy, and Honora baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #4
Peter Reafree 20 (56 single man) Labourer Prot both Cornwall, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Jonathan Real Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
William Reams, died 32 male Melbourne 1842 #3754 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Peter Reanor, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Peter Renfrer / Reafree 20 (young man 56) Labourer Prot both Cornwall, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
William Rearney/Kearney, Cabin For Sydney - arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Amelia Reardon Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
Ann Reardon 21 report (single woman 55) Housemaid RC neither Kings Co, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Ann Reardon wed William Thorpe on 19 Jul 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Ann Reardon came aboard the Strathfieldsaye in 1841 as a 21 year old. In fact Ann would have been only 17 years of age in that year, but she may have bumped up her age for the voyage. b. 1824 Liverpool, Eng. ; parents Patrick John REARDON & Mary ? d. 29 May 1908 Cobar, NSW ; buried Cobar (RC) Cemetery, NSW. 2 chn both christened Church of England, Anna Belle Thorpe born 1849 at Corio and Francis Bengally Thorpe born 1852 at Ashby

From on Thursday, 23 April, 2009

Annie Reardon was married to Thorpe and had two children by him before her 'marriage' to Donohoe (I still have not found a marriage record). Both husbands are listed on her Cobar death certificate, and 3 chn, Isabella, Henry and Mary Ann.
Ann Reardon is an interesting story - if the bits hang together.
Came aged 21 in 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye, or born 1824 at Liverpool. Wed William Thorpe 1846 and had Anna Bella Thorpe 1849 at Corio and Francis Bengally Thorpe 1852 who died 1852 aged 8 months at Geelong, and she died at Cobar according to a family web site. Annie's death certificate calls the boy Henry. This is his Birth certificate.
Have now found death of Francis Begally Thorpe aged 8 months died 1852 at Geelong
Did they decide to part, or is there a second William Thorpe who appears 1852 and wed Mary Drummond
So Ann decided at the end of 1852 to go north, and took toddler Anna with her. Now aged 28 if she was born 1824, she sets off along the Sydney Road, and stops at Yass, now the turn-off for Canberra
Meets William who offers marriage. Two years later they are at Wangaratta for the birth of MaryAnn
As well as the coincidence of being born on the wedding date, I see another coincidence, - both parents are said to be born in Liverpool, Ann in UK, and William in NSW. William, born 1834, may be the death aged 40 in 1874 of William born in Ireland
William DONOHOE b. 1834 Liverpool, NSW m. 10 Jun 1853 to Ann Reardon
Ann Reardon died d. 29 May 1908 Cobar, NSW ; buried Cobar (RC) Cemetery, NSW. Annie's death certificate says the marriage took place in Wangaratta, Vic. but Mary Ann's birth certificate says the marriage took place in NSW. William is 21 and Ann is 28 in 1855 when Mary's birth was registered.
Baby Mary Ann was born on their wedding anniversary, with an older living sibling (this is half-sister Mary Bella later called Isabella)
I did find Annie's first marriage in the Victorian indexes and that oocurred at St Francis' Melbourne. Perhaps you can decypher the marriage place shown on Mary Ann Donohoe's Birth certificate.

Mary's birth certificate

Answer - I have had a flash (?) Look at the way he wrote the start of the word street - does it for Cusack too. And Foord's Station, Wahgunyah - more so with little Jessie Lumley
I think the wedding in New South Wales was at Yass.
And Christine agrees - Fantastic work! Yass! Of course! You've no idea how many people I've shown that to!

Catherine Reardon / Reardon 21 (single woman 10) Dairymaid, RC, Cork, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Catharine Reardon wed John Smyth in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Catherine Reirden died 1847 Female at Melbourne
Daniel Reardon and Catherine Fitzgerald christened William 1840
Dennis Reardon 25 (single man 44) Labourer Prot both Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Dennis Reardon wed Anne Molony in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne christened Brien 1845, Mary 1847
Denis Reardon and Mary Cranley christened Jane 1845
Dennis Reardon carrier off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Ellen Reardon wife of William Murphy son Richard Murphy born 20 Nov 1839 baptised 2 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Mr G Reardon Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Henry Reardon, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Honora Reardon, 18 single woman g32, House servant, RC, reads, Galway, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Honora Reardon wed James Whirton Reed in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Reardon, and Eliza baptised Tabitha at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12870
James Reardon and Eliza christened Eliza 1844, Margaret 1847
James Reardon, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce transfer of 'Star and Garter' from Henry Palmer granted
James Reardon shop Little Flinders St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Reardon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
James Reardon, Little Collins St Star and Garter' postponed Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
James Reading, was robbed by Michael Shannon on 19 April. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 1 June 1844
James Reardon, license renewed for 'Star and Garter' Little Collins St house is too small. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Reardon, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
James Reardon, Little Collins St Star and Garter' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
James Reardon, killed when his horse took fright and he fell from the dray. Father of the landlord of the 'Star and Garter' Little Collins St. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Jan 1846
James Reirdon died 1846 Male aged 63 at Melbourne
James Reardon publican Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Johanna Riordan baptised female Mary at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36271
John Reardon 27 hus, a tall Irishman Fought with Johnson (family 30) Farmer RC both Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Bridget Reardon 26 wife of John (family 30) RC Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mary Reardon 5 and Robert Reardon 4 son of John (family 30) RC Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
John Reardon and Bridget Cavanagh christened Michael 1841, John 1843, Bridget 1845, Catherine 1846 died
John Riordan - Riordan and Bridget Kavanagh christened William 1847
John Reardon, Little Flinders St Shamrock' new application granted for annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Mary Reirdon / Reardon 19 (single woman 35) Housemaid, RC, Tipperary, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Mary Reardon 18 (single woman 42) House servant RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Reardon, letter at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Jan 1844
Mary Reardon wed William Harrendon in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Maryann Reardon / Reardon 21 (single woman 43) Dairymaid, RC, Cork, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Maryann Reardon wed William Miller in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Nora Reardon 18 (single woman 41) House servant RC neither Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Nora Reardon wed John Forbes in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
Patrick Reardon wed Emily/Amelia Layfield in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened John 1843, George 1845 died
Patrick Reardon cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 11 Feb from Melbourne for Port Albert and Circular Head on the Thomsons, source local newspapers
Patrick Reardon shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Reardon, and Emily Seafield baptised male William at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #218
William Reirdon, died 2m male Melbourne 1842 #38381 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr W Reardon Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
Richard Reate 21 (single man 36) Labourer Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Eric Mckay Reay, wed Elizabeth Mckenzie 1842 #654 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Reckey 25 hus (family 30) Labourer Prot both Ireland, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mary Anne Reckey 23 wife of George (family 30) Housemaid Prot reads Ireland, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mr Reddeford departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mrs Redditch departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Miss Isaac Reddie Cabin (2 on list), came 19 Dec 1841 on the Asia
Emma Redey Cleared out from Port Phillip 9 June 1843 for Hobart arrived 23 June Lillias
Caroline Redden List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Reding Doctor (2 on list), came 23 July 1841 on the George Fyffe
John Reddin and Bridget Mackey christened John 1841, Maria 1845, James 1847
John Reddina Directory 1847 labourer off Collins street
EJ Redin, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
D. R. 0. Reden To depasture stock. Gippsland Jan 1847
Charles W Resfort / Redfern 22 (single man, 2nd part 16) Labourer RC both Northampton, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Redfern & Alexander in a partnership settlers Emu Plains Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Redford aged 22 came Jun 1841 with 346 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
James Redford aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Reddina labourer off Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Redditch departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
Dr John Reding - Surg Supt (Staff 2) came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Catherine W Redmayne died 1847 #4322, Female aged 57 at Collingwood, buried by St James CofE, Melbourne. Catherine Redmond wed Michael Costigan in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Christopher Redmond labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Isaac Redmayne, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Isaac Redman labourer Fore Close Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory

From on Monday, 4 October, 2010

Hi,
I was looking at your web site as I noticed you list an Isaac Redmayne in 1844. I'm trying to trace an Isaac Redmayne, born in Horwich, Lancashire, England in 1798, but transported to NSW in 1824 for 7 years for theft. I don't know any other details, other than the ship he arrived on was called the Asia. Do you think he could be your Isaac? All we know over here is that he died unmarried in Australia, but no dates. His father was the Reverend Leonard Redmayne, my husbands gt.gt.gt.gt. grandfather.
Thanks. Carolyn Redmayne

Reply
I found some details for you - Isaac Redmayne was tried at the Lancaster Quarter Session 18 April 1823, sentenced to 7 years transportation, and came on the Asia arrived at Hobart 18 Jan 1824, having departed from Plymouth on 28 Aug 1823 with 163 male convicts. The Hobart Town Gazette for Fri 23 Jan 1824 reported the arrival of the Asia on Sunday afternoon, with 149 male convicts, 2 having died on the passage. The Guard consists of a detachment of the 40th Regiment under the command of Captain Bishop of the same Regiment. Later we see "The prisoners per the Asia will be landed tomorrow morning."
The Journal kept by Dr William Evans, R.N. Surgeon Superintendent is here. Isaac was given a 7 year sentence, his convict career is on Page 349, here - not pleasant reading. He appears to disappear - last date is 12 Apr 1828, when he was absent from two musters of the 9th at Middle Arm, George Town for about 3 hours. Sentenced to work in Irons at the Home Quarry for 2 calr months.
The notes show Isaac was held on the Hulk Justica till embarkation - this page has a pictire of the Justica, dated 1770 here with convicts working on shore. The web page for William >Roberts has a image of a room in the Justica.


John Redmonds 38 hus (family 36) Labourer RC neither Barlow, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Sarah Redmonds 36 wife of John (family 36) Housekeeper, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Redmonds 11, Catherine Redmonds 9 and Anne Redmonds 7 dau of John (family 36) came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mr John Redmans departed 3 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 7 June 1841
Marcus Redmond, convict came per Parmenia' Ticket of Leave for county of Port Phillip appears in Government Gazette of 29 Jan 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Feb 1840
Mary Redmond wed Edward Bannon in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Maurice Redmond wed Catherine Samwell in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Morris Redmond, and Cath Sandwell had female Mary born at Melbourne, baptised 1842 #36221 at St Francis, Roman Catholic Melbourne
Morris/Maurice Redmond, and Cath Sandwell christened Andrew 1844, Bridget 1846, John 1849 and Maurice 1851, all baptised at St Francis Catholic Church
Maurice Redmond died 1880 #1420 aged 65, son of Andrew Redmond.
I am unable to spot the death of his wife Catherine
Robert Redmond 19 (single man 39) Labourer Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Robert Redman in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Robert Redman, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Thomas Redman, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth' 16 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 Aug 1845
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