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Alexander Stewart 40 hus (family 18), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Jane Stewart 35 wife of Alexander (family 18), came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Alexander Stewart and Jane 35 christened Jean 1843
Alexander Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Alexander Stewart List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Alexander Stewart cleared 17 June 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart via Geelong Lillias, source local newspapers
Alexander Stewart arrived 1 July 1844 at Melbourne from Flinders Island Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Alexander Stewart cleared 8 July 1844 and sailed 10 July from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 17 July Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Alexander Stewart arrived 8 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart and wreck of the Isabella off Flinders Island Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Alexander Stewart cleared on 11 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 15 Oct for Port Fairy and Portland Domain, source local newspapers
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Andrew Stewart, and Elizabeth Irvine baptised male James at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Buni 1842 #846
Andrew Stewart and Elizabeth Irvine christened Charlotte 1843, Andrew 1844, John 1847
Andrew Stewart had money stolen from his house at Bunningyong. source 10 Jan 1843
A Stewart Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Andrew Stewart List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Andrew Stewart Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Andrew Stewart, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Andrew Stewart settler Polangan Avoca River, Source - 1847 Directory
A Stewart agriculturist Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Catherine Sturt 21 (single woman 43) Housemaid Prot both, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Cath Stewart wed William Hyde in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
C Steward - hus (Intermediate 9) not in paper, and family, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Wife With Steward - wife of Charles (Intermediate 10) not in paper, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Charles Stewart / Stuart 28 hus (family 35) Labourer Prot both Kilkenny, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Catharine Stewart 28 wife of Charles (family 35) Servant Prot both Kilkenny, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Arthur Stewart 5 and Mary Stewart 14 months dau of Charles, Father Bounty, paid for child (Cabin 51) Prot both Kilkenny, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Mr Steward, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 17 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Duncan Stewart Christina Stewart, widow, migrated to Victoria with two brothers Alex and James Menzies, and her son Duncan Stewart (1833-1913), reaching Port Phillip in the David Clark on 27 October 1839. She appears to be listed as wife of Robert Stewart. One web site identifies her as Christiana Stewart nee Menzies (1809?-1893), teacher and missionary, was born probably on 25 July 1809 at Glenlyon, Perthshire, Scotland, one of nine children of devout Presbyterian parents James Menzies, tenant farmer, and his wife Catherine McNaughton. About 1832 Christina married Finlay Stewart. Christina worked for five months as a housekeeper for Rev. William Waterfield and nursed her ill brother.
On 19 October 1841 she married with Presbyterian forms James Smith (1796-1860), a minister's son who had emigrated from Scotland in 1840 and was teaching at a day school in Collins Street Congregational Church vestry. They had eight children. In 1845 the Smiths moved to Rivoli Bay south (Greytown), an isolated port in south-eastern South Australia, where Christina was the sole European woman. Christina Smith died on 28 April 1893 at Mount Gambier. In 1994 the Mount Gambier building in which she had established her school was classified for its heritage value.
Colin Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Colin Reginald James Seton Stewart, Insolvent, applying for Certificate of Relief, a new law passed in Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Sept 1844 and Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Mr CRJS Stewart 12.30pm to be granted Insolvency Certificates Insolvency 27 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
Mr CRJS Stewart Insolvency Certificate granted Insolvency 6 Dec 1844 , source local newspapers
Colin Reginald James McDonald Seton Stewart died, third son of late Sir Ranald McDonald of Staffa, and brother of Sir Henry Stewart of Allanton and Touch, Scotland. Source - Melbourne Courier 28 July 1845
C Stewart see Brown & C Stewart in a partnership wine merchents & c Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Donald Stewart 24 hus (family 8) Shepherd Prot both, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
Anne Stewart 25 wife of Donald (family 8) Dairymaid Prot both Argyleshire, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
Collin Stewart 3 son of Donald (family 8), came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
Donald Stewart, and Agnes baptised male John at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #730
Donald Stewart and Agnes christened John 1842
Donald Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Donald Stewart wed Margaret Mclaren in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Donald Stewart List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Donald Stewart Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Donald Stewart carpenter Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Dugald Stewart 26 (single man 37) Servant Prot both Bath, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Edward Stuart, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Eliza Stewart died 1846 Female aged 26 at Brunswick
Euphemia Stewart 18, Domestic servant, from Inverick, Prot, reads, employed by Chas Dodd, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
Miss Eupt Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Mr E Sturt arrived 7 March 1841 at Melbourne from Adelaide on the Abeona
EPS Sturt, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt died, parents unknown, aged 70 place of death Unknown registered 1885 #3914
Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt (1816-1885), police magistrate, was born in Dorset, England, son of Thomas Sturt, puisne judge in Bengal under the East India Co. His brother was the explorer Charles Sturt. Evelyn was educated at the Sandhurst Military College but in 1836 migrated to New South Wales. In February 1837 he was appointed commissioner of crown lands based on Yass, and was sometimes spoken of as `the boy commissioner’. Source Web page Sturt St, South Melbourne
Sturt resigned in 1839 to overland sheep and cattle from Bathurst to Adelaide. After occupying country at Willunga in the Mount Lofty Ranges, he took up Compton station in the Mount Gambier district in 1844. More details of his land at Mt Gambia which had been occupied by Stephen Henty of Portland, who had first stood on the edge of the Blue Lake in June of 1839.
Sturt was described by Rolf Boldrewood as the hero of many local legends, `a very grand-looking fellow - aristocratic, athletic, adventurous; an explorer, a pioneer, a leading colonist, popular with the men of his set, and, it is unnecessary to say, a general favourite with the women’.
In 1852 he wed Mary Frances, daughter of Rev. J.C. Grylls. In March 1869 he took leave of absence and with his wife visited England and was present at the death of his brother Charles. In 1875 he was one of the three executors of the Victorian estate of La Trobe. Dismissed in the Black Wednesday retrenchments of January 1878, Sturt accepted a pension and in December left with his wife for England.
In April 1881 Evelyn and Mary Frances returned from UK and lived at Brighton, and on a later trip to England Sturt suffered from severe bronchitis. In 1885 he was returning with his wife in the 'Pekin' to retire in Victoria when he died, aged 69, a day before reaching Port Said. His body was taken back to England for burial. Childless, he was survived by his wife. Sturt Street, Ballarat, is also named after him.
Mr Sturt sailed 26-Nov 1840 for Adelaide on the Scout
Captain Stewart Ship's Master arrived 19 Feb 1840 from Hobart 7 Feb, on the Elizabeth Lloyd
Captain George Stewart sailed 11-Mar 1840 for Hobart on the Maria
George Stewart 25 May 1836 Police Magistrate of Goulburn NSW, who had been sent by Sir Richard Bourke in the revenue cutter Prince George to enquire into the state of affairs at Port Phillip, arrived there. During his stay of eight days, he distributed the proclamation of Governor
George Stewart 10 June 1836 In his report to Gov Bourke stated that the European population consisted of 142 males and 35 females, with 26,500 sheep, 57 horses and 100 cattle
George Stewart Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia
George Stewart 39 hus (family 22) Blacksmith, Prot both, Forfarshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Elizabeth Stewart 38 wife of George (family 22) Housekeeper, Prot both, Forfarshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
George Stewart 12, Betsey Stewart 10 and Elizabeth Stewart 8 dau of George (family 22), Prot, Forfarshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
George Stewart, 25 hus Carpenter Prot, both Dundee arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
Mary Stewart, 25 wife of George Housemaid Prot, both Dundee arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
John Stewart, 0 son of George Dundee arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith as Bounty Immigrants on the William Nicholl
George Stewart 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
Mr G Stewart Mount Piper signed an encouraging letter printed 28 Sep 1844 for Rev Peter Gunn News 28 Sep 1844 , source local newspapers
George Stewart, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
George Stewart engineer Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Georgina Stewart, wed Gideon Stewart 1842 #667 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Gideon Stewart Sunday Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Gideon Stewart, wed Georgina Stewart 1842 #667 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Gordon Stewart, Steerage arrived at Port Phillip 2 Dec 1843 from Leith Mid-Lothian
Gordon Stewart Correspondence sold Portland Bay East Piggoreet to Gordon & Mathews
Henry Stewart 25 (single man 51) Carpenter Prot Both Co. Armagh, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Henry Stewart List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Henry Steward and Sarah christened John 1847
Isabella Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr J Stewart Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
J Stewart, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
J Stewart, Intermediate arrived 10 Dec 1842 from Leith on the Britannia
Jackson Steward 27 (single man 43) Labourer Prot Reads Antrim, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Stewart Departed from Hobart on 10 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
James Stewart 24 (single man 20) Farm servant Prot both Perth, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Stevens / Stewart 26 (single man 41) Labourer Prot both Perth, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
James Stewart 28 hus (family 40) Farm Servant Prot both Bath, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Ellen Stewart 28 wife of James (family 40) Farm Servant Prot both Bath, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
James Steward, and Margaret Keogh baptised female Arabella at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #187
James Stewart, Jury enpannelled 11 May, p3 - 21 May 1842 Melbourne Times
James Stewart, on Jury for Supreme Court, criminal side Mon 16 Sep. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Sept 1844
James Stewart Special Jury impannelled for Fri 22 Nov - News 24 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
James Stewart, spirit merchant, presented stolen money order he had got from Jack Lamb - source Port Phillip Herald 3 Apr 1845
James Stewart, jury to hear a criminal case. Source - Melbourne Courier 28 July 1845
James Stewart wed Janet Scott in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Stewart wine merchant Flinders lane & Fore Close street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
James Reginald Seton Stewart, cattle broker, drowned 19 July, swept off his horse, while trying to cross flooded Merri Creek. Source - Melbourne Courier 21 July 1845
James RS Stewart, was drownedwhile trying to cross the Merri Creek. Source - Port Phillip Herald 29 Jul 1845
James Stanley Stewart, lately schoolmaster at Portland, is asked to write to his brother Dr John Stewart at Morpeth, late of Sydney. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Sep 1844
Jane Stewart 16 dau of George (family 22) Housemaid, Prot both, Forfarshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Jane Stuart 18 (single woman 23) Domestic Servant RC both Antrim came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Janet Stewart 24 House servant Dunbarton, employed by Mr Wills, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Jean Stewart wed Joseph Mcdermott in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Jean Stewart wed Alexander Whitecross in 1846 at Presbyterian Geelong
John Stuart arrived 4 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Lady Emma - source Launceston Courier 10 May 1841
Dr John Stewart - Surg Sup (Staff 2), came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
John Stewart Surg Supt Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Stewart, 26 hus Carpenter, Prot, both, Dunkeld, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Eliza Stewart, died wife, on the Manlius
John Stewart, 21 single man Shepherd Prot, both Dundee, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
John Stewart and Eliza christened Henry 1844, Emma 1845
Directory 1847 farming overseer Warangle Reserve County Bourke
Mr J Stewart Melbourne departed 19 Apr 1841 to Hobart town on 25 Apr on the Maguasha
Mr J Stewart Jury empannelled for Common Law cases 13 Nov 1844 News 12 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
John Stuart arrived 4 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Lady Emma
John Steward cleared 17 July from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 26 July, in 1841 Lord Hobart
John Steward arrived 26 July 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip 21 July, on the Lord Hobart
John Stewart 18 from Edinburgh; (steerage 18) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
John Stewart from Harrowfield, near Auchtergaven; (steerage 19) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
John Stewart house and shop Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
John Stewart, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 postponed decision for Australian Hotel
John Stewart, House Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
John Stewart, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce to transfer Australian Hotel to Patrick Bourle
John Stewart 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
John Stewart, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
John Stewart List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Stewart Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Stewart sawyer Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
John Stewart farming overseer Warangle Reserve County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Stewart, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Joseph Stuart / Stewart 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
Joseph Stewart Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Joseph Stewart, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Joseph Stewart 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Joseph Steward, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Joseph Steward dairyman River Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Stewart Melbourne departed 19 Apr 1841 to Hobart town on 25 Apr on the Maguasha
Mr J Stewart arrived 6 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, on the Maguasha
Louisa Stewart wed 6 Mar 1839 to John Prior witnesses at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Martha Stewart wed Mitchel Mckay in 1844 at Presbyterian Portland
Mary Stewart 24 (single woman 46) Housemaid Prot Glasgow, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Mary Stuart, female wed John Butler 1842 #4494 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Master Stewart sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Mr and Mrs Stewart sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Captain Stewart master Arrived at Launceston on 15 Feb 1838 from Port Phillip on the Charlotte
Captain Stewart master Departed from Hobart on 4 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip on the Elizabeth Lloyd
Misses Stewart listed on the India arrived 9 Apr 1840
Mr Stewart sailed 20-Apr 1840 for Lauceston on the Lowestoft
Mr Stewart arrived 28-Apr 1840 from Hokianga, New Zealand on the Superb
Mr Stewart arrived 1-Jun 1840 from Launceston on 23 May on the Tamar
Mr Stewart sailed 5-Aug 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr and Mrs Stewart and Miss Stewart Cabin arrived 18 Oct 1840 from London on the London
Miss Stewart (Cabin), came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr and Mrs Stewart and child arrived 26 July 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip 21 July, on the Lord Hobart
Mr Stewart (Cabin), came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
Mr Stewart (Intermediate) and departing 3 May 1841 for Sydney on the John Cooper
Mr Stuart departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Stewart departed 22 May 1841 from Launceston and arrived Melbourne 25 May 1841 on the Paul Pry
Mr Stewart, arrived 7 Nov 1842 from Glasgow on the Ellen
Stewart and Thom Partnership Sunday Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Dr Stewart sailed from Port Phillip 3 Feb 1841 for an exploring expedition on the Singapore
Stewart master, Arrived 1 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney Ellen
Mr Stewart cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 25 Dec Midlothian
Mrs Stewart and child cleared 17 July from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 26 July, in 1841 Lord Hobart
Mr Stewart cleared 14 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for Hobart and arrived 27 Feb, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Stewart see Mathews & Co. Stewart in a partnership grocers Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Stewart & McKenzie in a partnership settlers Reedy Creek Goulburn, Source - 1847 Directory
Steward & Kingshead in a partnership settlers Bungburrel Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
McKenzie & Co. Stewart Directory 1847 settlers Reedy Creek Goulburn
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