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Jane Smith 22 (single woman 23) House maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Jane Smith 18 (single woman 34) Farm servant Prot reads Clare, came 4 Oct 1841 on the Enmore
Janet Smith wed Donald Mcdonald in 1845 at Church of England
Jane Smith wed David Waugh in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Smith Convict came 1836 on the Moffat assigned to W H Dutton
John Smith, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836. Convicted at Central Criminal Court for a term of life.
John Smith, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836, Sentence Details: Convicted at York Assizes for a term of life.
John Smith Convict, came on Claudine, TofL 1 Aug 1839, #39/1571
John Smith Convict, came on Hebe, TofL lost, request from Geelong.
John Smith Convict, came on Lady Nugent 1835, TofL 21 June 1841, #41/1313, Shepherd
John Smith Convict, came on Westmoreland, TofL 14 Sep 1842, #42/2159, Bullock driver
John Smith Sailed from Hobart 21 Dec 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Eagle
John Smith Departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
John Smith Departed from Launceston on 17 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
John Smith Departed from Hobart on 2 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Lookin
Mr John Smith arrived 6 Jan 1840 from Launceston 28 Dec, on the Gem and James Smith, arrived in Port Phillip from Launceston on the schooner 'Gem' 6 Jan 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Jan 1840
Mr John Smith arrived 28-Jan 1840 from Launceston 21 Jan left at Geelong on the Socrates with wife and 3 chn arrived at Geelong - source Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
Captain John Smith Ship's Master sailed 2-Jan 1840 on the Lillias
John Smith master arrived 17-Mar 1840 from Hobart on 5 March on the Lillias
Captain Smith sailed 1-Apr 1840 for Hobart on the Lillias
Captain John Smith arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias
Captain Smith sailed 6-May 1840 for Hobart on the Lillias
Mr John Smith arrived 8-Jul 1840 from Hobart on 25 June on the Jean
John Smith wed Catherine Ward in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Smyth wed Catherine Reardon in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr John Smyth - (Steerage), came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Mr John Smith from Port Phillip 12 Feb 1841 arrived Hobart 17 Feb on the Adelaide
John Smith departed 22 Feb 1841 from launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
John Smith arrived 26 July 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip 21 July, on the Lord Hobart
John Smith 26 hus (family 33) Carpenter Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Nathania Smith 20 wife of John (family 33) Dairy maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Smith arrived Hobart 31 March 1841 from Port Phillip on 26 Mar, in 1841 Adelaide
John Smith cleared 17 July 1841 from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 26 July, in 1841 Lord Hobart
John Smith departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
John Smith 25 (single man 43) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
John Smith arrived 21 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Minerva
John Smith arrived 29 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
John Smith, 18 single man Labourer RC neither Cavan came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
John Smith, 21 single man Shepherd Prot both Kent came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
John Smith, male wed Jane Arthur 1842 #4577 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Smith with Jane christened John 1843, Elizabeth Jane 1844, Mary Carol 1846
John Smith, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Collector Mechanics Institution Annual Report
John Smith, and Catherine Reardon baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #485
John Smith, died J 2m male Melbourne 1842 #3773 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Smith and Catherine Reardon christened Samuel 1844, James 1845, Martha 1847
John Smith, died Jonathan 2 male Stringybar 1842 #3771 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Smith Cleared out from Port Phillip 20 March 1843 for Auckland, New Zealand, Jemima
John Smith Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 June 1843 for Western Port Alpha
John Smith cleared out from Port Phillip 17 August 1843, for Port Albert Mariner
John Smith Arrived at Port Phillip 27 July 1843 from Sydney Shamrock
John Smith, of Little Collins St, son John died 7 Feb 1844 aged 11 months. Source - Port Phillip Herald 9 Feb 1844
John Smith cleared 29 May 1844 and sailed 30 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 1 June on the Corsair, source local newspapers
John Smith left Melbourne and arrived 1 June 1844 at Launceston on the Corsair, source local newspapers
John Smith cleared 4 June 1844 and sailed 5 June from Melbourne for Portland and Port Fairy Alpha, source local newspapers
John Smith cleared 25 June 1844 and sailed 26 June from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Corsair, source local newspapers
John Smith cleared 5 July 1844 from Geelong for Hobart arrived 11 July Abeona, source local newspapers
John Smith County of Bourke License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
John Smith arrived 21 Oct 1844 at Launceston from Portland Minerva, source local newspapers
John Smyth, Western Port District monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Smith cleared on 18 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 19 Nov for Sydney arrived 23 Nov Christina, source local newspapers
John Smith cleared 26 Dec 1844 at Launceston for Port Phillip on the Scout, source local newspapers
John Thomas Smith St John's Tavern Little Bourke St Publican's License granted till June 1845 listed on 7 May 1844
Surgeon John Smith Esq. MD arrived 28 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Leith Clarendon, source local newspapers
John Smith, came on the Lady Kennaway (2) Certificate of Freedom at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
John Smith and Agnes Murdock 16 christened Annabella 1843, Duncan David 1847, John Robert 1847
John Smith and Isabella Macintosh christened John 1844, Mary Anne 1847
John Smith wed Johanna Welch in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened John Marmaluck 1846, Michael 1847
John Smith and Bridget Mackall christened Martha 1845, Matthew 1845, John Edward 1847
John Smith died 1846 Male aged 52 at Melbourne
John Smith and Mary christened John 1847
John Smith wed Mary Larkin in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne christened Elizabeth 1844, John 1845 died, Thomas 1845, John 1847
John Smith wed Mary Macleod in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Smith and Mary Sarragon christened Elizabeth 1846
John Smith wed Mary Sullivan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
John Smith and Mary Tarrighe christened Rosanna 1847
John Smith and Sarah Love christened William John 1843
John Smith aged 21 came Feb 1842 with 199 on the Regulus
Directory 1847 labourer off Bourke lane
John Smith aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Smith aged 28 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Smith brassfounder Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Smith clerk & shopman Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Smith labourer Green Mount Beach, Source - 1847 Directory
John Smith labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Hyslop Smith 21 (single man 18) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Hislop Smith, and Bothnia Irvine baptised male John Hislop at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #743
John Hislop Smith and Bothnia Irvine christened Jane Margaret 1844, Mary Anne 1844, William Henry 1845 and Bethina Smith 1855 #240 at Collingwood
John Hyslop Smith cabinetmaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Hislop Smith wed 1865 #1018 to Emma Gay and lived forst at Collingwood, then at Kilmore, registered births of 10 children
Bethina Irvin Smith died 1857 #5795 aged 36, from Edinburgh, dau of Jane Portous and John Cuthbertson
John Hislop Smith died 1864 #5627 aged 44, from Edinburgh, son of Bethina Cuthbertson and unknown Smith
J Smith merchant of Arthur Willis and Co Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr J Smith sailed 3 May 1844 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva, source local newspapers
Mr J Smith arrived 15 June 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston sailed 8 June Henry, source local newspapers
Mr J Smith cleared 31 Dec 1844 for Launceston arrived 10 Jan on the Henry, source local newspapers
Mr JA Smith departed 28 Feb 1844 for Sydney and landed at Boyd town on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr JEB Smith, B Smith, J Smith and C Smuth with 2 children, all arrived 7 April 1840 on the Lord Goderich
John J.B. Smythe Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
J J Smythe Wardy Yallock Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
J.J Smythe settler Gallonbiell Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
John Lloyd Smith, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 forged a note in name of George Hill and gave it to Isaac Lazarus Lincoln
John Matthew Smith, wrote nasty letter to the Port Phillip Gazette, too insignificant to be charged, p3 - 7 May 1842 Melbourne Times
John Matthew Smith, Port Phillip Herald 7 Jun 1842 Page 3 to receive rents and grant receipts
John Matthew Smith, Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Clerk
John Mathew Smith freehold Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
JM Smith attorneys clerk Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
John Matthew Smith articled clerk Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
John Pridham Smith wed Eleanor Fergusson in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened George Glencross 1841, Rosalie Amy 1843, Charles Ferguson 1845, Frances Mary 1847
John P Smith solicitor Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Pridham Smith, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 12 May 1843 admitted as attorney, solicitor, application granted.
John Prideaux Smith, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
John P Smith, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
JP Smith, the solicitor, applied for transfer of license of the Inn at Collingwood, from Mr Clark the butcher, to JC Passmore the painter, Judge said, Against the law to have two businesses at once, refused. Source - Melbourne Courier 27 Oct 1845
John Pridham Smith, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
John Pridham Smith, Assessor for annual election of Town Council Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
J P Smith Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
John Pridham Smith soliciter Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
JS Smith, arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the steamer 'Thistle' 30 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
John Thomas Smith wed 10 Apr 1839 to Ellen Pender witnesses Ralph Walton and William Hone at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
John Thomas Smith and Ellen Pender christened John Thomas 1840, James 1843, William Charles 1845 died, Sydney 1846
John Thomas Smith witness to wedding 7 Oct 1839 Donald Kennedy to Ann Carolan at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
John Smith, departed from Launceston for Portland Bay on the brig 'Minerva' 9 Aug 1841 - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
John Thomas Smith, Jury enpannelled 11 May, p3 - 14 May 1842 Melbourne Times
John Thomas Smith, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Little Flinders' St Adelphi Hotel
John Thomas Smith, now conducts the Adelphi Hotel, elected to First Town council after Melbourne was Incorporated
John Thomas Smith, Publican's License granted Adelphi Hotel Little Flinders St, p3 - 23 April 1842 Melbourne Times
John Thomas Smith, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Old Licences renewed for Adelphi Hotel Little Elizabeth St
John Thomas Smith has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
John Thomas Smith house Bourke Lane also has vote in another Ward Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Thomas Smith house Little Flinders St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Thomas Smith on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
John Thomas Smith House Little Flinders St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
JT Smith, foreman jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
John Thomas Smith, Little Bourke St 'St John's Tavern' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
John Thomas Smith, Queen St St John's Tavern' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
JT Smith, elected Councillor Council of the Town of Melbourne. unopposed, annual election of Town Council Bourke Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
John Thomas Smith Corporation Of Melbourne Bourke 1 rood and 36 perches Melbourne lot 18.
John Thomas Smith publican Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory

From on Wednesday, 17 September, 2008

Letter received after I sent a copy of page 594 from 'Historical Records of Victoria, Vol 3', being part of Ch 38, Marriages, Births and Deaths 1836-39.
Thanks, my father has quite a lot on John Thomas Smith, such as original will documents etc. Smith is easier to locate than others since he was Mayor 7 times and clearly a prominent figure in early Melbourne. He has an entry in Wikepedia, we know what happened to some of his children. We are descended from his daughter Fanny, who married G.W Staples. I live in England but have visited Melbourne a few years back. Thanks again for your response.
Regards Michael


Jonas Smith 24 hus (family 37) Wheelwright Prot both Yorkshire, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Ann Smith 23 wife of Jonas (family 37) House servant Prot both Yorkshire, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Margaret Smith 5 and Fanny Smith 2 dau of Jonas (family 37) Prot Yorkshire, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Jonathan Smith wed Mary Cooper in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened John 1842, Jane 1845
Jonathan Smith, and Mary baptised John at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12719
Jones A Smith a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
JA Smith, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841 in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Jones A Smith, appointed a Trustee of the Savings Bank of Port Phillip. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
Jones A Smith, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
Jones Agnew Smith office and stores Queen St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Jones Agnew Smith, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 16 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 13 May
Jones Agnew Smith, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 Publicans licence granted for London Inn
Mr Jones Agnew Smith Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Jones Agnew Smith house Queen St claim to be added to Burgess list source PPH 22 Sep 1843
Jones Agnew Smith, Counting-house Market Square The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Jones Agnew Smith, correction of his name, reappointed a Magistrate. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 30 Mar 1844
Joseph Smith, convict, Almorah, TofL 3 Nov 1839, #39/2010. Labourer
Captain Joseph Smith master Arrived at Sydney on 21 May 1838 from South Aust and Port Phillip on the Water Witch
Captain Joseph Smith master Arrived at Sydney on 6 June 1838 from South Australia and Port Phillip on 21 May on the Water Witch
Joseph Smith 21 hus, Single man 38, Carpenter/Farm servant Bath, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Joseph Smith 21, Carpenter, employed by Mr Howard, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Joseph Smith Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Joseph Smith Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Joseph Smith and Mary christened Hatton Thomas 1843, John Sydney 1845, Jane 1847
Directory 1847 Big Hill Kilmore
Joseph Smith wed Mary Hatton in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Directory 1847 sawyer Darabin Creek
Joseph Smith, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Joseph Smith, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Joseph Smith, had bag of fat stolen by James Henry and Robert Lowe. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 July 1845
Joseph Smith grazier Big Hill Kilmore, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Smith sawyer Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph W Smith aged 24 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Mr J Smith departed 20 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, William Hughes
Mr J Smith arrived 25 Sep 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 23 Sep on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr J Smith Arrived at Launceston on 1 Dec 1838 from Portland Bay on the Sally Ann
Mr J Smith with wife and 2 chn Arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Madras 18 Aug, Swan River then Port Phillip on 7 Dec on the Caledonia
Mr J Smith Departed from Hobart on 20 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Mr J Smith Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Tamar
Mr J Smith source CE sailed from Launceston 7 Mar for Portland, schooner Minerva
J Smith Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
JA Smith Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
Mr JA Smith Committee formed St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Mr JT Smith Advertisement - men of Lonsdale Ward signed letter supporting Mr JR Murphy Robinson, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH 27 Oct 1843
Lancet Smith wed Ellen Landers in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Lancet Smith, and Ellen baptised Charles at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12813
and christened James 1843
Mr Lewis Smith From Adelaide arrived 17 March 1840 on the Brankenmor
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