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

Charles Sherrard cleared 18 July 1844 and sailed 22 July from Melbourne Sea Queen, source local newspapers
Mr Sherrat Arrived at Hobart on 15 Sep 1839 from Port Phillip on 5 Sep on the Britomart
Mr C Sherrott Departed from Hobart on 7 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip on the Britomart
Charles Sherratt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Charles Sherrett Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Charles Sherrett Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July1843
Archibald Sherris Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
William Sherry wed Margaret McCarthy in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne christened John 1845, Laurence 1847
Margaret Sherry, died female Melbourne 1842 #38401 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Sherry and Margaret McCarthy christened John 1845, Laurence 1847
William Sherry labourer Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
G Sherwin, on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
George Sherwin, on 10 June 1840 purchased a country section in Pywheitjorrk of 1122 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr Sherwin arrived 25-Jul 1840 from Sydney on 6 May on the Curlew
Mr Sherwin at Melbourne cleared out 5 Jan 1841 arrived Sydney 14 Jan 1841 on the Orient
Mrs Sherwin arrived 20 Jan 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip 9 Jan, on the Anne
Mr Sherwin departed 3 May 1841 from Melbourne for Sydney, on the Australasian Packet
Mr and Mrs Sherwin departed 11 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
George Sherwin River Plenty Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Sherwin and Mary christened Mary Jane 1843, George Edward 1844, Isobel 1846
George Sherwin, freehold, River Ex The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
G Sherwin settler River Plenty subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
George Sherwin Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
George Sherwin, settler The Port Phillip Herald Fri 15 Dec 1843 New Insolvents list Deficiency 13 pounds
George Sherwin owes $4 to AH Hart, John Sherwin $35, WF Splatt $7, etc Insolvent 5 Jan 1844 , source local newspapers
George Sherwin, deceased settler at Plenty trustee John Thomas Furniss and William Francis Splatt. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 6 Jan 1844
George Sherwin, owes 2/5/- wages to Jeremiah Bradley. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Feb 1844
George Sherwin - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844 , source local newspapers
George Sherwin, Murray District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
George Sherwin Certificates of Insolvency granted for News 15 Oct 1844 , source local newspapers
Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846.
George Sherwin settler River Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Isaac Sherwin Agent Source LE - Sailed from Launceston 20 March 1838 for Portland, Essington
John Sherwin, freehold, River Ex The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
John Sherwin owed $35 by George Sherwin Insolvent 5 Jan 1844 , source local newspapers
John Sherwin, granted depasturing license for County Bourke, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
John Sherwin River Ex freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Sherwin, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in River Ex Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Sherwin, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Sherwin Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846.
John Shewin settler River Exe, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Sherwin Departed from Sydney on 25 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip and then China, the barque on the James Laing
Mr Sherwin cleared 4 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, in 1841 Sea Horse
Ruben Sherwin, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 20 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1845
Thomas Sherwin wed Ann Hancock in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Eliza 1844, Fanny 1846
Thomas Sherwin, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Lonsdale St Australian Inn
Thomas Sherwin, from Insolvencies, dated 16-Jun and 17-Jun 1842
Thomas Sherwin, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
Anne Sherwood, 20 single woman House servant Prot, both Wicklaw, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther /td>
Charles Shewell Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Mr E Shewell and child Departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Henry Shewell Convict came 1836 on the Susan assigned to Mess'rs Ryder & Kirk
Henry Shewell, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 06 October 1835. Convicted at Gloucester Assizes for a term of 7 years.
Andrew Shiels 28 (single man 6) Shepherd Prot both Meith, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Andrew Shiels Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Daniel Shields 21 (single man 39) Labourer RC reads Meath arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Daniel Shields Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Eliza Shields 23 Dairymaid Edinburgh, employed by Doc McCrae, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Elizabeth Shields wed John Shanks in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Shields, male wed Johanna Franch 1842 #35490 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
George Shields and Johanna Franch christened George 1843, Edward 1845, Mary 1847
George Shields carter Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
James Thomas Shield - (Steerage 40) came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mary Shields 23 (single woman 32) General servant RC neither Tipperary arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Mary Shiels wed James Ryan in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mr Shields, (Cabin 8) Cabin, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Nathanl Shields aged 26 adult male emigrants - arrived 15 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from London on 27 July and Falmouth on 6 Aug Royal George, source local newspapers
Ralph Shiels / Shields 29 hus (family 39) Labourer Prot both ? Slargo, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Jane Shiels 30 wife of Ralph (family 39) Housemaid Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Betty Shiels 3 and Geo Shiels 1 son of Ralph (family 39) came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Ralph Shiel, and Jane baptised male Andrew at Presbyterian Campbellfield born at Campbellfield 1842 #779
Ralph Shields and Jane christened Ralph 1844
Letter at Post-office unclaimed
Ralph Shields farmer Campbellfield Sydney Road, Source - 1847 Directory
William Shiels 20 (single man 7) Shepherd Prot both Glasgow, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
R Shilley, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Carol Shillinglaw wed Edward Edwards in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Elizth Shillingham 21 (single woman 30) House servant Prot both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Elizabeth Shillinglaw wed William Henry Long in 1846 at Independent Congregational Melbourne
Martha Shillingham 16 (single woman 31) House servant Prot both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Martha Shillinglaw, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Martha Shillinglaw dressmaker Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss Shillinglaw, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 3 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 3 June 1845
Miss Shillinglaw, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
P Shillinglaw, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Phillip Shillinglaw market gardener Merrr Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Phillip Shillinglaw died 1852 aged 78, buried by the Presbyterian church, Melbourne & Geelong
William Shillinglaw died 1872 #7041 aged 58, son of Philip Shillinglaw

From on Sunday, 15 January 2012
Elizabeth,
I just wanted to say thanks for the resources you've placed on the internet. I have just come across information you have on the sinking of the ship the India and the subsequent arrival of the passengers saved on the Grindlay in 1841.
I am researching the arrival of Phillip Shillinglaw ( market gardener, Merr Creek) and his family. Phillip was head gardner to the Earl of Kinnuol at Aberdalgie in Perthshire prior to his departure and won prizes listed in the Edinburgh Horticultural Society. He sailed on the India, although name is not on your passenger list for the Grindlay, but other members of his family are there listed as "Shillingham". I know that Phillip became a market gardener and his son a gardener at the Govt Gardens.
Some of his family remained in Scotland and my 3 times Gt Grandmother (I think, as I am doing this from memory and not sure of how many gt's) Jane Shillinglaw was one of those as she had already married. I was delighted to find the link to Australia last year and am enjoying all the info I am finding on the internet. I've never visited, so may now have to one day now I know I have links there!
I will keep looking through your info and, again, many thanks.
Elaine Wernsing Livingston Scotland
There is a death notice in The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : Saturday 15 August 1914, Page 3,
SHILLINGLAW. —At his late residence, "Wattle Brae," Eltham, Phillip, eldest son of the late William and Jean Shillinglaw (late Dipplin Gardens, Bundoora), loved brother of Katie, Samuel, Sarah, Maggie, Annie, Bessie, and Carrie, aged 72.
Partings while in this vale of tears Must be 'twixt those who love,
Till, passed beyond all doubt and fears, W e're landed safe above.
Oh that glad time! All parting o'er! With His sweet presence blest,
Where dear ones love and love secure, And never part-but rest.
SHILLINGLAW. —On the 13th August 1914, at his late residence, "Wattle Brae," Eltham, Phillip, dearly loved father of Mrs. C. Watson, Mrs. E. T. Bunker, Marie, Ernie, Ada, also Lizzie, of 18 Stanley street, Richmond, aged 72. Passed peacefully away.
SHILLINGLAW.-The Friends of the late Mr. PHILLIP SHILLINGLAW are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, in the Eltham Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Eltham, on Sunday, 16th inst. 1914, at 3 p.m. Coaches leave Heidelberg 12. 45 p.m.

Phillip wed 1872 to Sarah Ann Kidd, daus Mrs ET is Florence May 1887 - 1969 aged 83, wed Edward Thomas Bunker, Mrs C is Caroline 1876 - 1856 aged 80, wed Watson


William Shillingham 24 (single man 29) Farm servant Prot both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Shillinglaw, wed Jean Blemmer 1842 #660 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Shillingland, and Irene baptised male Philip at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #834
William Shillinglaw and Jane baptised three at once, William Shillinglaw 1850 #8976, Jane Shillinglaw 1850 $8977 and Samuel Shillinglaw 1850 #8978
William Shillinglaw gardener Government Gardens, Source - 1847 Directory
John Shinathan 27 (single man 34) Labourer RC neither Cork, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Branken Moor
Maria Chinchor / Shinchor 25 Bounty withheld, 12th on list (disallowed) Housemaid Prot both London, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Anne Shine 22 (single woman 41) Housemaid RC both Tyrone, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Ellen Shine 20 (single woman 47) Cook, RC neither, Cork, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Ellen Shine wed George Dixon in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Jane Strumey / Shinney 33 (single woman 65) House maid Prot both London, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Johana Shinnick, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Joanna Shingh wed George Houston in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Shinnock wed Henry Scott in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Thomas Shinnook 22 (young man 58) Groom RC both Cork, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Mary Ann Shippon / Sheppon 18 (single woman 47) Servant Prot both Oxfordshire arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Marian Shiping, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Mary Ann Shipping wed William Hussey in 1845 at Church of England
Sarah Shippon / Sheppon 22 (single woman 46) Child's maid Prot both Oxfordshire arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Sarah Shippin wed Joseph Wyatt in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Edward Shire 28 hus (family 49) Shepherd Prot Reads Wiltshire, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Shire 24 wife of Edward (family 49) Cook Prot Reads London, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
James Shire 0 son of Edward (family 49) Prot London, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Lucy Shire 20 (single woman 66) House maid Prot Both Limerick, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Shire 24 (single woman 65) House maid Prot Both Limerick, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Shire, female wed Patrick Dunn 1842 #35446 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Shirley, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
James Shirley, Martha and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Alexander Shirres Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Alexander Shirrett Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Mr J Shivell Departed from Hobart on 4 March 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Blossom
Mr W Shockley Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Skene
John Shoolridge, House Off Little Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
John Shoebridge dealer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Scully - Sholey and Margaret Shey christened Ellen 1846
Mr Shone arrived 21 July 1844 at Melbourne from London 17 March and Cork 30th Dale Park, source local newspapers
William Shone and Mary Jordan christened James 1844
Margaret Shooter 19 (40 Steerage), came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Edward Shore Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Shone wed Ann White in 1846 at Roman Catholic Portland Bay christened William 1847
Norah Shorligh / Shorleck 20 (young woman 60) House Servant RC neither Cork, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Alexander Short aged 19 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
David Short 28 (single man 31) Mason Prot Both Perth, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Edward Short, 27, Labourer, Prot both Dumbarton, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Ellen Short, 17, House or farm servant, RC reads Armagh, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Hugh Short 25 hus (family 27) Stock Keeper Prot both Co Wicklow, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Ann Short 24 wife of Hugh (family 27) House Servant Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Dau Short 6 months dau of Hugh (family 27) Prot, died 20 July on the Westminster
Hugh Short and Ann christened Cath 1843, Isabella 1845
Hugh Short letter carrier off Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Short Convict came 1836 on the Strathfieldsay assigned to Mr J Jackson
TofLeave 12 Dec 1842, $42/3176, working as a Groom
James Short, one of 270 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsaye, 11 February 1836. Convicted at Northampton Assizes for a term of 14 years.
James Short aged 36 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
James Short, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847. Convicted at Bristol Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years. Exile.
John Short wed Alicia Bennett in 1846 at Presbyterian Geelong christened Caroline Matilda 1847 Owned Property Marrabool Street Geelong - Freehold Property
Mary Short, inquest an infant died of effects of a convulsion, called 'died by the visitation of God'. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Apr 1844
Mr Short sailed 10-Feb 1840 for Hobart on the Sir John Franklin
Mr and Mrs Short with Miss Short and 5 chn, arrived 20 Sep 1840 from Hobart on 12 Sep on the Flying Squirel
Mr and Mrs Short and family arrived 12 May 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May on the Agenoria
Mr Short Cleared out 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Launceston Tamar
Short see McDonald & Short in a partnership saddlers Marrabool st North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Shortell 28 hus (family 43) Farmer RC Both Kilkenny, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Ellen Shortell 24 wife of Edward (family 43) Housekeeper RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Maria Shortell 4 and Catherine Shortell 0 dau of Edward (family 43) 9 months RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Edward Shortell and Ellen Grace christened Frances 1843, Edward 1844, Richard 1846 died
Edward Shortall house Bourke Lane Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Edward Shortall, Shop and house Little Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
E Shortell starch manufacturer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
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