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William Snape cooper Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Snashall came Mar 1841 with 500 on the Argyle
Captain Snell Master from Greenoch, 24th June. listed on the Perfect arrived 8 Nov 1840
James Snell - convict came on the Maitland 1840, (match with Qld site), Ticket of Leave. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 99, 7 Jun 1843
James Snell Convict came on the Maitland 1840. Convicted at Cornwall, Falmouth Quarter Sessions for a term of 10 years. On 11 Dec 1844 'Holding Ticket of Leave', in Portland Police Station records. 5 Aug 1845 delivered Ticket to him.
James Snell, Jury enpannelled 20 May, p3 - 21 May 1842 Melbourne Times
John Snell Arrived 26 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip on 16 Jan, on the Fomont
Mr Snell sailed 21 Feb 1840 for New Zealand. on the Earl Stanhope
William Sorrell/Snell, 20 single man Labourer Prot both Plymouth arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
William Snell house Elizabeth St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Snell, Shop Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
W Snell, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844 being unable to agree, were locked up for the night. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
WS Snell, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
W Snell, witnesses for end of partnership between SP Hawkins and John Hastie. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Mar 1844
William Snell, on Jury for Supreme Court, criminal side Mon 16 Sep. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Sept 1844
William Snell, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
William Snell shoemaker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Edwd Snelling aged 32 adult male emigrants - arrived 15 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from London on 27 July and Falmouth on 6 Aug Royal George, source local newspapers
Edward Snellin distiller & malster off Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Snelsbuck, Glenarona beyond the Goulburn, signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Sept 1844
Mary Snisby 21 (single woman 30) General servant Prot both Antrim arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
John Snodam arrived 23 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Portland on 19 Oct Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr Snodgrass Arrived at Sydney on 29 Oct 1839 from Port Phillip 20 Oct on the Kate
Convict assigned to Mr Snodgrass is James Jones came 1834 on the Lady Nugent
Mr Snodgrass sailed 29-May 1840 for Adelaide on the Perseverance
Mr Snodgrass on 22 Dec 1840 cleared for Swan River and India on the Thomas Harrison
Mr Snodgrass departed 26 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr Snodgrass arrived 8 June at Port Phillip from Sydney on 28 May, in 1841 Australasian Packet
Mr Snodgrass, cleared 16 Aug 1842 for Singapore via Sydney. on the Platina
Mr Snodgrass cleared on 10 Sep 1844 and sailed on 12 Sep for Launceston arrived 2 Oct Tamar, source local newspapers
Mr Snodgrass arrived 3 Oct 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip and Circular Head Tamar, source local newspapers
Peter Snodgrass arrived overland 1838 from Sydney and set up Murrindindi Statin of 25,000 acres licensed to run 6,000 sheep
Mr Peter Snodgrass was a passenger from Adelaide to Port Phillip, having made a trip across country to South Australia, and was about to return there with sheep Arrived at Sydney 18 June 1839 from Port Phillip and Twofold Bay on 15 June on the Lindsay
Peter Snodgrass, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Peter Snodgrass Murrundundi Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Peter Snodgrass, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 Insolvent, first meeting 19 Apr 1842 at the Commissioner's Office
Peter Snodgrass, of Melbourne, Settler, from Insolvencies, dated 2-Apr and 2-Apr 1842
Peter Snodgrass List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Peter Snodgrass, Insolvent settler Melbourne applying for Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Peter Snodgrass, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Peter Snodgrass Insolvency Certificates granted News 30 Oct 1844 , source local newspapers
Peter Snodgrass wed Agnes Charlotte Cotton in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne and christened Kenneth John Mckenzi 1847 ,
Correspondence sold Murray Maitoongoon to Forsyth, Robert
Thomas Snodgrass Goulburn River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr TD Snodgrass in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
TD Snodgrass Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Thomas Snodgrass in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Thomas Snodgrass, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
TD Snodgrass List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Tucker / Snoker 37 hus (family 33) Carpenter Prot both Devonshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mary Tucker / Snoker 21 wife of William (family 33) House Keeper Prot both Devonshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Henry Tucker / Snoker 1 son of William (family 33) Prot Devonshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Aaron Snook aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
George Snook aged 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Snooks 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 Snooke 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Mr and Mrs Snook arrived 14-Feb 1840 from Sydney 24 Jan, and sailed 26-Feb 1840 for South Australia. on the Mary Ridgeway
William Snow 28 hus (family 23) Farm servant, Prot both, Dorset, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Sarah Snow 23 wife of William (family 23) House maid, Prot both, Dorset, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mr and Mrs Snow cleared out 23 Jan 1841 from Melbourne for Sydney on the Augustus
Mrs William Snow arrived 31 Jan 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip 28 Jan, on the Augustus
"Perilous Journeys to the New Land" by Michael Cannon, page 32 begins an extensive account based on a diary kept by William P Snow - who had married the lady of his choice - Sarah, a London housemaid who was nursing a new baby when they came on board, 16 Nov 1839. He succeeded in obtaining a small private cabin for her, next to the ship's hospital, although he was forced to sleep in the steerage.
He records his 22nd birthday on 29 Nov 1839, after they sailed from Plymouth on 27 Nov, and he had his last view of Old England. His 95 page Diary is now Online here - unfortunately no individual is identified. He was an experienced sailor - Following his father's death he was admitted into the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich and in 1833 was apprenticed to the merchant marine, making his first two voyages to India. He also spent a brief period in the Royal Navy on board the Cherokee class brig-sloop H.M.S. Griffon and was one of the prize crew of the slaver Don Francisco captured off Dominica in 1837.
On 3 May 1840 he presented his credentials to the large mercantile firm of 'Thomas, Enscoe and James'. He and his wife were engaged as storekeeper and housekeeper, at the wage of 50 pounds a year plus full board and lodging.
From Marvelous Melbourne - In 1837 John Batman paid 75 pounds for the allotment on the NW corner of Flinders and William Streets. On the western half of this land William P Snow erected the Yarra Yarra Steam Packet Hotel in 1840.
William P Snow innkeeper Yarra Steam Packet Hotel” Queen’s Wharf Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Parker Snow was born at Poole, England on 27 November 1817
Mr and Mrs Snow at Melbourne cleared out 23 Jan 1841, and arrived at Sydney 31 Jan 1841 on the Augustus. They returned to England due to ill health, an attempt to organise a return to Australia with three other young people including his younger sister and her husband (his wife's brother) failed, and saw him convicted of swindling in 1842 and gaoled for a year.
A brother George Henry Joel Snow (c1826-1904) was also a mariner, but spent his final years as a market gardener in Victoria, Australia.
Mr Snowden Departed from Sydney on 18 June 1837 for Launceston via Port Phillip on the James Watt
Ralph Snowdon, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Mr and Mrs E Snyer/Sayce, and 2 chn, Intermediate arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwright
Thomas Soakes Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
N Solmes arrived 25-Jul 1840 from Hobart on 6 July on the Lady of the Lake - source Port Phillip Herald 28 July 1840
Mr J Solomon Arrived at Launceston 7 April 1837 from Port Phillip - on the Enterprise
Mr JU Solomon from Adelaide Arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Timor 7 Sep arrived Port Adelaide 19 Oct 1839 with no passengers, Port Phillip 4 Nov and Port Phillip Heads 29 Nov on the Strathisla
Joseph Solomon Deep-creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Joseph Solomon County of Bourke License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Joseph Solomom, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Joseph Solomon, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Joseph Solomon settler Salt Water River Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846. Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Joseph Solomon settler Salt Water River, Source - 1847 Directory
Michael Solomon, Jury enpannelled 11 May, p3 - 21 May 1842 Melbourne Times
Michael Solomon, of Moodeyallo, from Insolvencies, dated 16-Jun and 13-Jun 1842
Mr and Mrs Solomon Departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Solomon Departed from Launceston on 16 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Mr and Mrs Solomon arrived 2-Jul 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Solomon cleared out 23 Jan 1841 from Melbourne for Sydney and arrived Sydney 31 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 28 Jan, on the Augustus
Mr Solomon Melbourne departed 19 Mar 1841 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Solomon arrived 26 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Mr Solomon arrived late 14 June 1841 at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Adelaide
Mrs Solomon arrived 4 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Miss Solomon, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 17 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Mr Solomon, of Keilor found his 2 year old child drink some corrosive. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Mr and Mrs Solomon, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 27 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 29 Apr 1845
Mr P Solomon arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb 1843
RP Solomon sailed 21-Jan 1840 for Sydney on the Caroline
Mr Soly arrived at Port Phillip 1 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 24 Oct Shamrock
Charles Somburn freehold Little Fyans St, Corio Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
John Somer Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
John Somer Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
John Somer Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
John Somer, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Miss Ann Somers Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Elizabeth Somerville 20 (32 single woman) House servant Prot both Co Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Elizabeth Somerfield wed Peter Thornton in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr Somerfield, arrived from Launceston on the barque 'Wallaby' as Cabin Passenger on 12 Feb 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Feb 1840
Agnes Somerville died 1847 Female at Melbourne
Alexander Sommerville, Collins St grocer, fined 40/- for being absent from jury duty. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 Aug 1845
Alexander Somerville, fine of 40s for being absent when called for Jury Duty paid. Source - Melbourne Courier 22 Oct 1845
Alexander Somerville wed Harriet Moir in 1847 at Baptist Melbourne
Charles/Christy Somerville 26 (single man 40) Labourer Prot both Fermanagh , employed by Mr Hepburn Lancolow Hill arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Christopher Somerville List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Charles/Christy Somerville aged 26 came Feb 1844 with 391 on the Wallace with Rebecca 18
E Sommerville builder Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Elizabeth Somerville 20 (single woman 32) House servant Prot both Co Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Eliza Somerville, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
George Somerville and Mary christened Janet 1840, Lousia 1843
George Somerville, Publican's License rejected St Andrews Hotel Bourke St, p3 - 23 April 1842 Melbourne Times
George Sommerville, freehold, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
George Sommerville freehold Merri Merri Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
George Somerville Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 1-2 pm election of Representatives for Legislative Council
George Somerville Hibernian Hotel Elizabeth St Publican's License refused listed on 7 May 1844
George Somerville, successfully applied for transfer of the " Bush Inn' from Thomas Graham previously refused a license for 'Hiberian Hotel' in Elizabrth St, has family of nine. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 July 1844
George Sommerville, on Jury for Supreme Court, criminal side Mon 16 Sep. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Sept 1844
George Sommerville, Elizabeth St Bush Inn' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
George Sommerville publican Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Isabella Somerville wed William Jones in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Somerville 33 son (family 17) Carpenter Residing with relations, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
James Somerville and Margaret Kennaly christened Eliza 1843, Mary 1844, Jane 1847
Louisa Somerville 19 sister of James (single woman 23) House maid, came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
John Somerville 10 son of James (family 17), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Jane Sommerville wed Francis Tozer in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Sommerville linen draper & c Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret Somerville wed Henry Baker in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mrs Somerville 65 mother (Widow 7), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Mrs Sommerville departing 9 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Rebecca Somerville 18 (single woman 50) Servant Prot reads Fermanagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Rebecca Somerville List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Somerfield arrived 12-Feb 1840 from Launceston 9 Feb, on the Wallaby
Robert Somerville wed Bodel Peters in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Cara 1841, Jane 1843, John 1845
Robert Sommerville, of Geelong confirmed allowace of Insolvency Certificate. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 June 1845
John Somner settler Devil's River, Source - 1847 Directory
John Somner clerk to Heape & Grice Stephen street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Sones wed Janet Buchannan in 1845 at Church of England
William Sones and Janet christened Sarah Ann 1846
Elizabeth Songhurst wed George Slack in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Eliza Sook 20 (single woman 63) Housemaid Prot both Kings Co, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Elizabeth Sopp christened Henry 1843
Elizabeth Sopp wed Richard Gee in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Sorrell aged 20 came Feb 1842 with 222 on the Thetis
William Sorel Commissioners For Taking Acknowledgments Of Married Women Van Diemen's Land
William Sorel Commissioners For Taking Affidavits. Van Diemen's Land
Mr Souchey Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock 26 July and Port Phillip on 9 Dec, on the William Metcalfe
Owen Sougan / Songan 18 (single man 44) Labourer RC Reads Cavan, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Owen Sorughan cleared on 11 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 15 Oct for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
William Soumer departing 14 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Henry Souneus, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Dominic Souse wed Catherine English in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Mark 1846
George South 27 hus (family 36) Dairy man, Prot both, Salisbury, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Sarah South 25 wife of George (family 36) Steam Pleater, Prot both, Salisbury, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
George South 0 son of George (family 36), Prot both, Salisbury, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
George South and Sarah christened John 1845, Mary 1845 died, Mary 1847
George South, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
George South carpenter Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
James South - South died 1846 Male aged 40 at Richmond
Patrick South, 20 single man m34, Labourer, RC, reads, Co Cavan, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Frances Southall, 22 single woman Nursery maid Prot both Winchester arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Miss Southall cleared out from Port Phillip 9 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 21 Oct Tobago
Mr James Southall cleared out from Port Phillip 9 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 21 Oct Tobago
John Southall Departed from Hobart on 9 Nov 1837 for Port Philipon the Hetty
Thomas Southall aged 25 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes with William 19 Convict brothers William & Thomas Horton Southall arrived in Geelong aboard the Joseph Somes in 1847. Their parents, brother & his wife & children later arrived in 1857. Most of the family ended up in Ballarat and stayed in the area into the 1900's, but their were still children born in Geelong in 1877.
Mr J Southerland, Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
James Southerwood in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
James Southernwood wed Ann Murphy in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
AP Southey Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
AP Southey wool broker Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Mr AP Southy arrived at Port Phillip 14 Oct 1843 from Launceston 10 Oct Tamar
Mrs AP Southey arrived 14 May 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 6 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
AP Southy, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 17 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
AP Southey, sent cargo of 11 bales wool. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
AP Southey, exported 79 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
Mr Southey Cabin arrived 18 Oct 1840 from London and on 17 Nov 1840 cleared for Sydney, Passengers on the London
Mr Southy (Cabin) cleared for Sydney on 6 Feb 1841 on the on the Fergusson
Mr Southey cleared out from Port Phillip 25 August 1843, for Hobart arrived 9 Sep Flying Squirrel
Mr Southey cleared 9 Apr 1844 and sailed 10 Apr from Melbourne for Launceston on 11 Apr and Sydney on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Southey cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Sydney via Launceston on 28 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Southey cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 31 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
Mr Southey arrived 9 Aug 1844 at Melbourne from Adelaide 19 July and Portland on 6 Aug Coquette, source local newspapers
Mr Southey cleared 15 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney Christina, source local newspapers
Mr Southey arrived 27 Aug 1844 at Melbourne, cleared 22 Aug from Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr J Southold source CE sailed from Launceston 7 Mar 1843 for Portland, schooner Minerva - source Launceston Courier 13 Mar 1843
William Southwell Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Thomas Southwood aged 15 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Southwood aged 15 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Edward Sowell Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843
Francis Sowter wed Catherine Tancard in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr Sowter cleared 8 Mar 1844 from Sydney for Adelaide via Port Phillip, on the Hawk, source local newspapers
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