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Madeline Scott Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Madaline Scott Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Margaret Scott 15 (single woman 37) House Maid Prot Both Donegal, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Margaret Scott, 23 single woman Farm servant Prot, reads Limerick, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Margaret Scott, female wed Charles Dean 1842 #4571 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Margaret Scott, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Mary Scott 21 (single woman 35) House Maid Prot Both Donegal, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mathew Scott 20 (single man 40) Labourer Prot Both Raphoe, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mathew Scott 3rd Mate (Staff 5), came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Michael Scott 23 (single man 46) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Mrs Scott and infant sailed 18-Mar 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr Scott arrived 7 Oct 1840 from Launceston on the Gem
Mr Scott sailed 10-Nov 1840 for Launceston on the Charlotte
Mr Scott arrived 12-Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Scout
Mr Scott sailed 26-Dec 1840 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Scott Arrived 6 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port phillip on the Paul Pry
Mr Scott arrived 8 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Brazil Packet
Mr Scott (3 Cabin) arrived 17 Oct 1841 on the Alemena
Mr Scott (Cabin 3) Cabin, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mr Scott - Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr Scott, arrived 7 Nov 1842 from Glasgow on the Ellen
Mr Scott Departed from Hobart on 2 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Tasmaian Lass
Mr and Mrs Scott with 4 chn and servant Departed Mon 21 Jan 1839 from Sydney 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Abercrombie
Mr Scott Arrived at Launceston on 16 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Pickwick
Mr Scott Arrived at Sydney on 12 Oct from Leith on 17 Apr and Port Phillip 7 Oct on the Pyramus
Mr Scott cleared from Port Phillip 27 Feb 1843 for London - Mary Mitcheson
Miss Scott cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 18 June from Melbourne for London and Leith Isabella, source local newspapers
Miss Scott wrecked at Flinders Island. Shipwreck , source local newspapers
Miss Scott Rescued are left Hobson's Bay on 18 June and encountered boisterous conditions. Isabella, source local newspapers
Mr Scott cleared on 5 Nov 1844 from Melbourne for Geelong and sailed on 10 Nov for Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
Mr Scott arrived 20 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on the Lillias , source local newspapers
Owen Scott, found in a vacant dwelling, suspicion he was a robber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 May 1844
Peter R Scott Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia
Peter Davidson Scott and Sarah christened Peter Davidson 1840
Peter Scott 24 hus (family 21) Shepherd, RC both, Cork, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Elizabeth Scott 22 wife of Peter (family 21) Housemaid, RC both, Dublin, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Peter Scott, and Elizabeth baptised Harriet at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #12762
Peter Scott and Elizabeth Dunne christened Elizabeth 1844, John 1846
Peter Scott 18 (single man 40) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mr P Scott arrived 18 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 13 Dec on the Industry
Peter Scott butcher Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Peter Scott, of Melbourne, Butcher, from Insolvencies, dated 5-Jul and 5-Jul 1842
Peter Scott house Bourke St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Peter Scott List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Peter Scott cleared on 2 Oct 1844 and sailed 5 Oct from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Peter Scott, applying for Insolvency Certificate 19 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 Feb 1845
Peter Scott, granted Insolvency Certificate 23 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 24 Apr 1845
Peter Scott butcher Brunswick street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Peter Scott wed Julia Owens in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Robert 1846
Peter Scott, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
R Scott came Jul 1844 with 248 Crew on the Dale Park
Richd Scott 21 (single man 45) Labourer RC both Co Clare, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Richard Scott List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Richard Scott wed Ellen Connell in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne christened John 1846 died
Richard Scott Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mr Richard Scott arrived 16 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Liverpool on 3 Nov (104 days), on the Wallace, source local newspapers
Richard Scott, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Richard Scott, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Richard Beckford Scott, arrived at Port Phillip for Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 8 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 9 Jan 1845
Robert Scott, Crew Butcher arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Robert Scott died 1846 Male aged 77 at Melbourne
Robert Scott, died hus, on the Manlius
Jane Scott, died wife, on the Manlius
Jane (twin) Scott, 13, Margaret (twin) Scott, 13 c1 Durham, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Robert Scott, 11, Eliza Scott, 9 and Henry Scott, 7 c3 Durham, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
From Robert and Jane Scott with their children Margaret 14, Jane Ann 12, Robert 11, Eliza 9 and Henry 7, arrived aboard the "disease ship MANLIUS" at Port Phillip Bay on 16th Feb 1842. Robert and his wife Jane died shortly after arrival but all children survived.
No-one knows what happened to any of these children. I believe the child, Jane Ann to be my great great grandmother. Jane Ann Scott married James Dunn (ex convict) at Port Macquarie in December 1850.
Robert Scott Attorneys, Solicitors, And Proctors.
Mr R Scott cleared on 14 Sep and sailed from Melbourne for Western Port in ballast Emily, source local newspapers
S Scott arrived 24-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 19 Aug on the Black Swan - source Port Phillip Herald 25 Aug 1840
T. P, and A. Scott To Depasture Stock.Portland Bay Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Mr Thomas Scott departed 3 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 7 June 1841
Thomas Scott, and Elizabeth Ford baptised Julia at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #13004
Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Ford christened Mary Ann 1844
Thomas Scott, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Old Licences renewed for Friend-in-hand Little Elizabeth St
Thomas Scott in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Thomas Scott, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Thomas Scott, Insolvent publican Melbourne liabilities 230 deficiency 145. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Feb 1844
Thomas Scott, mention?. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Oct 1844
Thomas Scott, Insolvent granted Application for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 May 1845
Thomas Scott, Licensed to cut timber at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Thomas P Scott Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mr T Scott shipped 2 cases specimens at Portland arrived at Launceston 5 Oct 1844 from Port Louis, Mauritius,vis Swan River and Portland Bay Timbo, source local newspapers
William Scot 18 painter from Edinburgh; (steerage 15) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Scott labourer wife Catherine son Jacob Scott born 3 Feb 1839 baptised 3 Mar 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
W Scott Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
W Scott Cabin passenger arrived 13 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Culdee and Cleared for Sydney 20 Aug 1840 on the Culdee
William Scott, arrived at the 'Cornwall Hotel' in Launceston from Port Phillip in the last week - source Launceston Courier 2 Nov 1840
William Scott and Eleanor Lyons parents of David John Scott born 9 June 1841 and when aged 15 days, was baptised on 24 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are Adam Murray and Elizabeth Lyons - see my Chapman page for this event
William Scott and Eleanor Lyons christened David John 1841
Directory 1847 settler Erin Vale Gipps Land
William Scott 27 (single man 36) Labourer Prot Both Raphoe, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
William Scot 18 painter from Edinburgh; (steerage 15) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Scott, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence No Good Damper Squatters Rest
William Scott, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
William Scott in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
William Scott on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
William Scott, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
William Scott, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
William Scott, Licensed to depasture stock at Gipps Land District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
William Scott wed Jane Rebecca Dickins in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Scott settler Erin Vale Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
William Henry Scott, Gipps Land depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Mr W Scott sailed 30 May 1844 from Launceston, for Portland on the Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Scott see Marr Scott & Gray in a partnership settlers Green Hills Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Scott see Marr Scott & Gray in a partnership settlers Springheads Hopkins River, Source - 1847 Directory
Scott see Richardson & Scott in a partnership settlers Prinyallock County Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Scott &Co in a partnership druggists Corio Terrace North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Knox Scouce and Catherine Elizabeth christened Madeline Limond 1841 at St James Church of England
James Scougall 20 (single man 41) Shepherd Prot both Edinburgh, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Scougall, Steerage arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwright
Mrs Scovell arrived 26 Feb 1844 at Launceston from Port Philip and Sydney, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Robert Scrimgeur - Scrimgeur Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Isaac Scuce - Scuce Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
George Frederick Scudemore - Scudemore wed Mary Clarke in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Jessie Susannah 1846 Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mary Sculey wed John Hyland in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Scully 26 hus (family 61) Farm servant RC neither Co Limerick, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Margaret Scully 21 wife of John (family 61) House Keeper, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Catherine Scully 0 dau of John (family 61) born on board, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
John Scully and Margaret Sheehy christened Maria 1843, Margaret 1844, James 1847 died
John Scully, is married to sister of Michael Sullivan, who objected to his sister being hit. - source Port Phillip Herald 5 June 1845
John Scully carter Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Saulty / Scully 26 (young woman 59) Housemaid RC neither Clonwell, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Margaret Scully wed William Blackford in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Roger Scully 19 (single man 49) Labourer RC reads Tipperary, came 1 Mar 1841 on the Argyle
JH Scrutton, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Agent debt of 7143 pounds, 2.29% of 56 debts listed
Robert Seaborn and Mary christened Eliza Sarah 1846
William Seafill in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr A Seaker Departed from Hobart on 4 March 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Bandicoot
Alfred Seaker bootmaker Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Alfred Seaker boot & shoemaker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Seaker and Elizabeth Seaker Cleared out from Port Phillip 23 March 1843 for Launceston Union
Mr and Mrs Seaker Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 April 1843 for Launceston Tamar
Mr Seaker /Leaker Cleared out from Port Phillip 25 July 1843 for Launceston arrived 29 July Tamar
R Seale - hus (Intermediate 3) not in paper, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Wife With Seale - wife of (Intermediate 4) not in paper, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Susan Seales 24 (single woman 56) House maid RC reads Clare, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Ann Sealey, Ellen Sealey departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva appears to be a family of Ann, Ellen, James, John, Margaret and Rebecca
James Sealey, John Sealey, Margaret Sealey, Rebecca Sealey departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva appears to be a family of Ann, Ellen, James, John, Margaret - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
John Sealey - Julia St, transferee Robert Herbertson, Britannia Inn Name of Surety Walter Birmingham. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 81, 24 Apr 1848
Margaret Sealey departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Rebecca Sealey departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
John Seaman List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Searby Convict, came on Recovery, TofL 30 Apr 1840, #40/1165
Henry Larcomba / Searcomb 21 (single man 15) Shoemaker, Prot, Dorset, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Abraham Sirle / Searle 29 hus (family 23) General servant, Prot reads, Devonshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Eliza Searle 29 wife of Abraham (family 23) House keeper, Prot both, Devonshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Eliza Searle 4 and George Searle 1 son of Abraham (family 23) Prot, Devonshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Abraham Searle, and Eliza baptised James Bowdles at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #12910
Abraham Searle and Eliza christened Mary Ellen 1843, William Henry 1845
Abraham Searl farmer Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
This story, found on a web page for the Vagg family, appears to fit Eliza - see the report of their efforts to board the Himalaya in London - the Infant is not identified, so year old George Searle is the only infant in a group of 11 gathered from Somerset, Devonshire and Cornwall.
Andrew Sarle Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Captain Searle master sailed 9 May 1844 from Launceston for Port Albert on the Scotia, source local newspapers
Mr C Seal Sailed from Hobart 2 Nov 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Francis Freeling
James Searle sawyer, wife Rebecca son James Searle born 3 Oct 1839 baptised 14 Dec 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
James Seale - Searle wed Rebecca Codgon in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened James 1839
James Searle, and Julia baptised James at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Ruffeys Ck 1842 #13010
James Searle, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Searle arrived 15 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston sailed 8 June Henry, source local newspapers
Mr Seals Departed from Sydney on 25 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip and then China, the barque on the James Laing
Mrs Searle and 5 chn arrived 31 July 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 25 July Henry, source local newspapers
Richard Searle was a Witness 27 March 1841, when Elizabeth Mcguire wed to William Middleton bachelor of Melbourne, by Banns at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Richard Seales Darabin Creek dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
George Seath wife and 2 chn, Intermediate arrived 3 Apr 1844 on the Platina
George Seath and Jane christened Elizabeth An 1847, William 1847
George Seath with wife and 2 chn at Port Phillip 9 Jan 1844 from London on 8 Sep 1843 on the Platina, source local newspapers
George Seathe schoolmaster Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Seathe schoolmistress Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Seaton and 3 chn Departed from Hobart on 7 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
William Seaville wed Mary Ann Woods in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened William 1846 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Alfred Seaweel arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
Timothy Seclife witness when Sally Curveen wed 9 May 1842, to John Reily
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