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I first began this site 16 July 2007, and this revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.
The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Benjamin Shorten and Frances christened Rosanna 1841
Joseph Shorter 26 hus (family 27) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Margaret Shorter 19 wife of Joseph (family 27) House servant Prot both Antrim, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Joseph Shorter and Mary christened Sarah 1847
WJA Shorter, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the cutter 'Alpha' 30 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Sep 1845
Peter Frederick Shortland 11 December 1836 Mate, surveyed Port Phillip Bay.
Edward Shortly, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
DF Shortt, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
D.F. Shorts Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Captain Shotten master, sailed from Hobart 15 Feb 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Rebecca
George Shoulls aged 21 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Joseph Shoults adult came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Show Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Joseph Showits Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Mr Shrald sailed 21 Feb 1840 for New Zealand. on the Earl Stanhope
William Shribbs and Ann Mary christened Mary Ann 1847
John Alf Shrigley Correspondence Murray Emu Inn Shepparton 13 118 Transferred from John Hill
The web page on the history of Shepparton records that the first building in Shepparton was Paddy Macguire’s punt and punt house. It was sold to a Mr John Hill in 1853 who converted it into a hotel – the Emu Bush Inn
John Alfred Shrigley 1830 - 1881 #755 aged 51 son of Eleanor and Joseph Shrigley, wed 1855 #199 to Hannah Parker 1835 - 1899 #5252 aged 64, dau of Mary Ashton and John Parker, both died at Clunes
Mary Ann Shrimps wed Edward Parsons in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Shroden 22 (single woman 25) Housemaid Prot both Tadlow?, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
John Shubridge and Ann Mary christened Harriet 1844
Joseph Shughter and Mary Moore christened Margaret 1846
Joseph Shuiton farmer Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Amos Shumack 26 hus (family 30) Farm servant RC both Limerick, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Shumack 24 wife of Amos (family 30) House maid RC Both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Agnes Shumac, and Mary baptised John at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12995
Amos Shumack and Mary christened John 1842, Kate 1843, George Michael 1847
Amos Shumac, County of Bourke monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Amos Shoemac, granted timber license for County Bourke, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
Amos Shoemac, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Amos Shumack labourer off Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
From the Amos Shumack web page by J Burrell, within a few weeks of their marriage on 6 February 1841 at Rathkeale Co Limerick, they sailed from Cork on 19 March 1841 on the barque Royal Saxon bound for the Colony of NSW as Bounty Passengers for JB WERE Esq who received Ł3962 for his consignment of 231 immigrants, 17 from England and the rest from Ireland, including 22 from Limerick and the largest group of 73 whose Native Place was Tipperary.
including
SHUMACK Amos aged 26, Farm Servant, Protestant, Could read and write, Native Place: Limerick.
SHUMACK Mary aged 24, House Maid, Protestant, Could read and write, Native Place: Tipperary. [Assisted Immigrants from UK 1839-1871 Register NSWSL, VPRS 7310, fiche 1, Book 1 pp12-20 provided by Bevan Stone]
Three months later their first child was born. See J Burrell's Web page on Catherine Shumack born 25 Jun 1843, bap 29 Sep 1843 St James C of E Melbourne.
Johanah Shunnick Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Shuttleworth 21 Labourer RC reads Lancashire arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
William Shuttleworth 21 (single man 40) Labourer RC reads Lancashire arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
William Shuttleworth wed Elizabeth Slater in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Joseph Reed 1847
Joseph Shynner departing 1 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 8 Nov 1841
Mary Sibald / Sibbald 19 (single woman 21) Dairy maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Mary Sibbald, female wed Charles Sago 1842 #4661 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
From , on 3 Dec 2008, Mary Sibald came on the same vessel as her sister Margaret Denham nee Sibbald b. abt 1819 Edinburgh UK - died 8.12.1886 #13783 West Melbourne, wed early 1841 to David Denham b. 1821 Upsetlington, Ladykirk, Berwickshire UK - died 31.10.1857
Leslie Sibbaud Surgeon superintendent arrived 12 Dec 1840 from Greenock on the Helen Thompson
Thomas Sibbald, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 New Licences granted for Brighton Hotel Brighton
Thomas Ball Sibering, freehold, Big Brighton The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Thomas Ball Sibering freehold Big Brighton Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Thomas Sibering, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 19 Dec 1843 in Jury to hear criminal cases of the day
Thomas Sibering, Insolvent hotel keeper Brighton liabilities 615 deficiency 332. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Feb 1844
Thomas Ball Sibering Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 3-4 pm election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Thomas Ball Sibering Big Brighton dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Thomas Ball Sibering, license refused for 'Brighton Hotel' he is an insolvent and can not sell property to his wife. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 May 1844
Thomas Ball Sibering, Insolvency Certificate granted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Nov 1844
Thomas B Sibering, Market Square 'Market-square Hotel' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Thomas B Sibering publican Market square, Source - 1847 Directory
J H Sibly 22 (21 on list) Labourer Prot both Yorkshire, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Mary Sibley 23 (single woman 46) Housemaid, Prot both, Portsmouth, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Sibald in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Mr Sidebottom, Steerage came 10 June 1843 on the Amiga
Robert Sidebottom and Martha christened William 1844, Emma 1846
Robert Langford Sidebottom - Robert Langford 1811-1877 was the second youngest of Thomas Langford and Mary Sidebottom’s sons and had married Martha Bennett of Glossop, Derbyshire in 1829 when he was just 18 years of age. By 1839 they had two children, James who had arrived in 1833 and Samuel Abel in 1836.
It is reasonably certain that Robert arrived aboard the barque Louisa Campbell, which sailed into Port Phillip on April 15, 1840 accompanied by his two young sons but without his wife, who appears to have followed a few months later, possibly with Joseph. He joined his brothers Joseph and William - more details on the family web page.
Robert Sidebottom, freehold, Pentridge The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Robert Sidebottom Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 11-12 am election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Robert Sidebottom List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Sidebottom Pentridge freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Robert Sidebottom, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Pentridge Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Thomas Sidebottom and Grace christened Elizabeth 1843
William Sidebottom wed 25 Jun 1839 to Emma Hale witnesses W Wright and Hannah Mills at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Sidebottom, and Emma baptised William Langford 1840, Hannah at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Merri Ck 1842 #12733
William Sidebottom publican Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Sidebottom, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Pentridge Wine and Beer Licence
William Sidebottom and Emma Hale christened John Langford 1843, Eliza Ann 1847
William Sidebottom in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Sidebottom, dwelling house, Pentridge The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during first hour, 9-10am
William Sidebottam Golden Fleece' Pentridge granted Country License source PPH, 21 Apr 1843
William Sidebottom 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
William Sidebottom dwelling-house Pentridge Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
William Sidebottom List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
W Sidebottom, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
William Sidebottom, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
William Sidebottom Pentridge dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Sidebottom, Elizabeth St Irish Harp' new application granted for annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
William Sidebottom, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
William Sidebottom, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Pentridge Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Sidebottom, granted application to transfer publican's license for Black Horse' Elizabeth St, to David Denham subject to approval of Landlord, Mr Fletcher. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
R.L. Sidebottom & W Sidebottom in a partnership farmers Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
W Sidebottom see Sidebottom R. L. & W in a partnership farmers Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Sidey, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Charles Sidey, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Mademoiselle Elise Siegard sailed 29-May 1840 for Adelaide on the Perseverance
Ferdinand Sievers and Mary christened Daniel Alexander 1847
Mr Sievewright arrived 3 Feb 1841 at Port Phillip from London on 1 Oct 1840, William Hughes
William Sivine/Sievers, came on the John Barry (3) Certificate of Freedom at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
William Sivine, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835. Convicted at Lancaster Session Peace for a term of 7 years.
William Sievers wed Mary Hood in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Ferdinand James 1844
Charles Wightman Sievewright, Justice Of The Peace, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Charles Sievwright was appointed in England in 1838, and took up his duties as Assistant Protector of Aborigines in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales in January 1839, came on the Hope.
At first, the Edinburgh-born former British army officer, Charles Sievwright lived with his wife and seven children near Geelong with one of seven major tribes in the Western District.
Mr Sievewright arrived 3 Feb 1841 at Port Phillip from London on 1 Oct 1840, William Hughes
Charles W Sievewright, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 4 Aug 1843 witness identifying shot aboriginals
Mr Silbourne arrived 13 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar, source local newspapers
John Silcock Departed from Launceston on 2 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
John Silcock wed Bridget Shaughnessy in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne christened Mary 1841, John 1843, Lucy 1846
John Silcock List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Sillince / Silvester 26 hus (family 29) Farm Servant, Prot reads, Fenaburg, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Mary Anne Sillince / Silvester 25 wife of George (family 29) Cook, Prot both, Fenaburg, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
George Sillince - Silence and Mary Anne/Miriam christened Mary Ann 1843, Fanny 1845
George Sillias house and shop McKillop St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
George Silence labourer Little Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Silkes and wife cleared 23 Aug 1844 and sailed 26 Aug from Melbourne for Launceston Scout, source local newspapers
Miss Silk arrived at Port Phillip 5 Feb 1843 from Portland Bay Sally Ann
Miss Silke cleared from Port Phillip 21 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 27 Feb Tobago
Robert Silk, 24 single man Labourer RC, both Galway, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Robert Silk, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Robert Silk Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Stratford Silk, 25 single man Labourer Prot, both Galway, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Stratford Silk - Silk Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Miriam Sillince Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Acton Sillitoe, merchant, Englishman, elected Bourke Ward Municipal election results. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Nov 1844
John Sillcock, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Sillock farm labourer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
William Silt and Jane christened Thomas 1843
Ellen Silver wed Thomas Moylan in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Silva/Silver arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
John Silver wed Elizabeth Mcnasker in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Silver labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Orestes Silverlock, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner Tamar 31 Jan 1843 - source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1843
O Silverlock, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner Tamar 8 Mar 1843 - source Launceston Courier 13 Mar 1843
Mr O Silcerlock Arrived at Port Phillip 16 March 1843 from Launceston on 8 Mar, Tamar
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