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Peter Stewart wed Margaret Smith in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Agnes Halliday 1841-5 died, William Guthrie 1843, John 1844, George Smith 1846
Peter Stewart house and shop little Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Peter Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Peter Stewart Shop Little Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
P Stewart, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
Peter Stewart, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Peter Stewart, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Peter Stewart timber merchant Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Rachel Stewart wed William Mckellar in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Richd Stuart / Stewart 21 hus (family 20) Labourer Prot Both Perthshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Mary Stewart 21 wife of Richard (family 20), came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Richard Stewart, and Mary baptised Henry at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Cbfield 1842 #12975
Richard Stewart and Mary christened Andrew 1843, Edwin 1844, Anne 1845, Jannet 1846
Richard Stewart Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Richard Stewart, Insolvent confirmed certificate of discharge. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Apr 1844
RJS Stewart, insolvent, to come before the Chief Commissioner on 4 Dec at 12.30pm for allowance of his Certificate of Relief, a new law passed in Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 30 Nov 1844
Richard Stewart Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Richard Stewart labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Stewart 26 Schoolmaster Perth, not engaged, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Elizabeth Stewart 29 widow also as number 263, with son under 7 employer by Mrs Seeker Melb, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Duncan Stewart 5 son of Elizabeth nee Menzies, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
See also notes on Christina Stewart, possibly the same person
Robert Stewart Esq arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 17 May 1841
Robt Stewart 23 (single man 43) Labourer Prot both Perth, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Robert Stewart / Stewart 22 (disallowed 53) Servant Prot A Little Co. Armagh, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Robert Stewart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Robert Stewart, 33 both was Farm servant, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 10 Feb 1843, at Preston, received 28 Feb 1843, at Preston, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr A Scott Portland Bay district (List a147 and a53)
Robert Stewart farmer Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
R Stewart Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Samuel Stewart Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Susan Stewart 14 dau of George (family 22) Housemaid, Prot both, Forfarshire, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Susan Stewart wed David Sharp in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Thomas Stewart, 22 hus, (family 30), Carpenter Prot both London, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Eleonar Stewart, 23 wife of Thomas, (family 30), Laundress Prot both London, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Thomas Stewart, House off Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
T Stewart, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
Thomas Stewart, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Thomas Stuart and Mary christened Andrew Godfrey 1841
Thomas Stewart - 2nd Mate (Staff 4), came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Thomas Stewart House Off Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Thomas Stewart French polisher off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Tobiah Stuart / Stewart 28 (single man 36) Shepherd, RC both, Tipperary, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
William Stewart 21 (39 single man) Labourer Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
William Stewart 27 from Edinburgh ( formerly of Blair Athol ); (steerage 17) perished on the India, reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
William Stewart 21 (single man 39) Labourer Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
William Stewart wed Ellen Dromgoold in 1845 at Roman Catholic
William Steward and Ellen Dromgoole christened Jane 1843, Ann 1847 died
William Steward - Stuard and Ellen Drumgoul christened Ellen 1846
William Stewart aged 27 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot with Kidman 26
William Stewart waiter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Andrew Sthrathers in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr Stigard, cabin arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Margaret Stickland 20 (single woman 58) Housemaid Prot both Tyrone, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Margaret Stickland, female wed Thomas Johnson Ricketts 1842 #4520 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
(should be James) Stileman Convict came on the Surry assigned to Stockade TofLeave 1 Aug 1840, #40/1694. Pass to Sydney
Captain Stiles master Departed from Launceston on 27 Mar 1838 for Portland Bay on the Elizabeth
Captain Styles master Departed from Launceston on 4 June 1838 for Port Fairy and South Australiaon the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles master Departed from Launceston on 3 July 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles master Arrived at Launceston on 31 July 1838 from Port Fairy and departed from Launceston on 3 Aug 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles master Departed from Launceston on 8 Nov 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles master Arrived at Launceston on 3 June 1839 from Port Phillip on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles master, Arrived at Hobart on 19 Nov 1839 from Port Phillip on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles Ship's Master in the Harbour 17 Jan 1840 for Portland on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles Ship's Master sailed 26 Feb 1840 for Launceston on the Elizabeth
Captain Stiles Ship's Master arrived 26 Jun 1840 from Launceston on the Elizabeth
Mary Stiles 20 (single woman 54) Housemaid RC neither Meith, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Miss Stiles Arrived at Sydney 27 Aug 1836 from Portland Bay and London on 22 Apr, the barque on the Pegasus
Robert Stiles, expected at Port Phillip left Launceston 29 June schooner 'Enterprise' - source Port Phillip Herald 21 July 1840
Miss Still Departed from Sydney on 18 June 1837 for Launceston via Port Phillip on the James Watt
Miss Still arrived 23 May 1844 from Sydney on 17 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Stillard, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Mr Stingth Arrived 22 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Industry
Benjamin Stinnacan wed Mary Anne Sherlock in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Ann 1844, Sarah Caroline 1846, Susannah 1846 died, George 1847 died
Anne Stirling, 15, House or farm servant, Prot reads Glasgow, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
James Stirling came Feb 1842 with 253 on the Robert Benn with Anne, Jane Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
James Stirling, hus of Anne 39, Kitchen Gardener, Prot both Stirlingshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Anne Stirling, wife of James 38, Housekeeper, Prot both Stirlingshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
William Stirling, 15, Peter Stirling, 13, Elizabeth Stirling, 9, Thomas Stirling, 6, and Margaret Stirling, 15 months old 1, Prot both Stirlingshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn Ann Fergie Born: 1799, Balfron, , Stirling, Scotland 304,320 Marriage: James Stirling Abt 1820, Newcastle-Under-Lyne, Staffordshire, England Died: 5 Jul 1885, Winchelsea, County of Grenville, Victoria, Australia, at age 86 Buried: 7 Jul 1885, Winchelsea Cemetery, Ann married James Stirling, son of John Stirling and Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson, (James Stirling was born in 1794 in Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland 316, died on 11 Jun 1871 in Winchelsea, County of Grenville, Victoria, Australia and was buried on 12 Jun 1871 in Winchelsea Cemetery, Victoria, Australia 315.) The cause of his death was chronic dyspepsia and old age
James Stirling, 33, Carpenter, Prot both Cheshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
James Stirling 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Jane Stirling, 19, House servant, Prot both Glasgow, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
James Stirling, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Jane Stirling wed William Roadknight in 1844 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Stirling - 3rd Mate (Staff 3), came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
John Stirling List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Joseph Stirling Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Richard Stirling Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847 Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne
Stirling & Fairbairn in a partnership settlers Mather's Creek Glenelg, Source - 1847 Directory
George StClair and Ann christened Isabella Ann 1845
Henry Avins / StIvins 27 hus (family 22) Painter, Prot both, Middlesex, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Elizabeth Avins / StIvins 24 wife (family 22) House maid, Prot both, Middlesex, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Major George Frederick Berkley StJohn - hus (cabin 1) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Mrs nee Henrietta Louisa Maria Jephson StJohn - wife of GFB (cabin 2), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Frederick Edward Molyneaux born 28 Nov 1838 StJohn 1 son of GFB (cabin 3), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
infant StJohn 0 dau (cabin 4), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
George Frederick Berkley St.John and Louisa Maria Henrietta Jephson christened in Melbourne were Arabella 1841, Berkeley 1842, Gertrude 1845, John 1847, Henry 1848 and Louisa 1854
Major StJohn, 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
Frederick Berkley St John Major Little Rockley Yarra Yarra Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Frederick Berke St John - St John and Henrietta christened Arabella Ceciala Frs 1841, Berkley Craven 1842, John Aubrey Beau Len 1847
Frederick B St John, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
Frederick Berkeley St John, wife had a son on Monday 18 April, p3 - 30 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Fred Berkely St John, Port Phillip Herald 3 Jun 1842 Page 1 Market Commission member
Fred Berkley St John, Melbourne Times 10 Sep 1842 Page 3 Alderman for Lonsdale Ward Melbourne Municipal Corporation
Major StJohn Newtown, employed Mary Banbury arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Geo Fred berkeley St John Two sections South Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
George Frederick Berkley StJohn, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Second section South Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
GFB StJohn, voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
Members Of The Land Board County Bourke, Directory 1847 Owned Property C. C. L. Brunswick st Little Rockley Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
From a footnote in John Henry Howitt letter - Major Frederick Berkley St. John (d.1866) was Police Magistrate in Port Phillip 18421843, and also held various other posts. Major St. John was involved, in his career in Port Phillip, in many instances of bribery and corruption and finally left the Colony after a legal battle with John Pascoe Fawkner in 1848. Fawkner charged Major St. John with being guilty of improper actions in the discharge of his duties and the latter took him to court for libel. The case was eventually discharged when the jury were unable to come to a verdict. St. John was ruined by the publicity engendered by the trial and never held office in the Colony again.
G.F.B. St.John C. C. L. Brunswick st Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Frederick Berke StJohn, and Louisa Maria Henrietta baptised Berkley Craven at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Little Roc 1842 #12906
Frederick Berkeley StJohn, freehold, South Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Frederick Berkeley StJohn freehold 2 sections South Yarra Yarra Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Frederick Berkley StJohn, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Frederick Berkley StJohn, House Collingwood applied for name to be removed from the Burgess in Gipps Ward
Major StJohn News - St James Church meeting chaired by Bishop of Australia source PPH 17 Oct 1843
Frederick Berkley St John, sworn in as a magistrate for territory and borough. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
Morgiana StJohn, wed Joseph George Giles 1842 #599 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Major StJohn Seized the strong whisky illegally distilled by Mr David Young News 31 May 1844 , source local newspapers
Major StJohn Newtown employed Sarah Baggington / Bragington 23 (single woman 04) arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mr StJohn cleared on 6 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 7 Nov for Launceston arrived 8 Nov Shamrock, source local newspapers
George Stock labourer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John StLedger and Elizabeth Kent christened George 1843, Frederic 1844, Jane 1845 died, Eliza 1847
Directory 1847 house-carpenter Flinders street
John St.Ledger house-carpenter Flinders street, Source - 1847 Directory
Convict assigned to John Stockade - Stockade is Patrick Daughty came on the Forth is John Stileman came on the Surry is John Davis came on the Parmelia (s) is James Tarbuck came on the Lady Kenaway is James Morgan came on the Lady Lynedoch is Henry Scott came on the Henry Farmer is Bartholomew Williams came on the Hive
Edward Stockdale cleared on 25 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and arrived on 26 Nov at Launceston on the Scout, source local newspapers
John Stockdale, 27 both was Smith, trained as Smith married crime - Felony 10 years convicted 3 Jan 1843, at Nottingham, received 19 Jan 1843, at Hottingham, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr Hart Geelong (List a148 and a19)
Mr Stockdale arrived 8 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Challenger
Mr Stockdale departed 23 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Challenger
Thomas Stockdale Convict came on the James Patterson assigned to Stockade
Thomas Stockdale, convict came on James Patison (2) Certificate of Freedom at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 7 March 1845
Thomas Stockdale 24 Widower (family 26) Prot both Berkshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Caroline Stockdale 22 wife of Thomas (family 26) Prot both, died 16 May aged 22 on the Westminster
Mr Thomas Stockdale arrived 13 August 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
Thomas Stockdale wed Margaret Ordish in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan christened Charles Wesley 1846
Thomas Stockdale labourer Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Stockdale in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Stockdale and Ellen Short christened William Henry 1845, Frederick 1846
Henry Stocker, 28 was Wine maker, trained as Carpenter married crime - Larceny 7 years convicted 8 May 1843, at Co C Court, received 8 May 1843, at Newgate, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Dr Learmonth Geelong (List a149 and b54)
Mr Stocker Departed from Launceston 16 Oct 1837 for Port Philipon the Enterprise
John Stockley died 8 Nov 1839 40 years Labourer at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
D Stockman, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 21 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Aug 1845
Mr Stocks Arrived at Port Phillip 16 July 1843 from Launceston on 12 July Scout
Mr S Stocks Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Stephen Stockwell - Stockwell aged 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Dr Stoddart Cabin passenger arrived 13 Aug 1840 from Greenock on the Culdee
Dr Stodart sailed 25-Aug 1840 for Launceston on the Water Lilly
D.E Stoddart settler Lal Lal Bunninyong, Source - 1847 Directory
David Edmond Stoddart and Margaret Murray christened David Edmond 1846
His son aged 19 died at Victoria Terrace, Geelong 17 November 1864
Frederick Stoddart 21 (single man 30) Blacksmith Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Jessie Stodart wed Charles Birch in 1838 by Rev James Forbes at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Laurence Stoddard List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mark Stoddart Keelbundora Cottage Darabin Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
M P Stoddard Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 and 30th June 1847
Mr Stoddart Departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Isabella
Mr Stoddart Departed from Sydney 7 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Martha
Mr Stoddart arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
Mr Stoddart arrived at Port Phillip 27 August 1843, from Sydney Sir John Byng
Mr Stoddart cleared 1 May 1844 and sailed 2 May from Melbourne for London on the Gilmore, source local newspapers
Dr Stoddart arrived 17 July 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
Dr Stoddart cleared 2 Aug 1844 from Geelong for Hobart Abeona, source local newspapers
Dr Stoddart arrived 27 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 21 Sep Lillias, source local newspapers
William Stoddart 25 (single man 73) Labourer Prot both Buckingham, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Mr W Studhart Cleared out from Port Phillip 3 June 1843 for Corner Inlet Boujah Maiden
Mr W Stoddart arrived 8 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Port Albert Ettrick, source local newspapers
William Stoddart cleared on 18 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 19 Oct for Port Albert Ettrick, source local newspapers
Daniel Studart in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Mr Stoden /Sloden departing 28 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Keyse Stofflo Convict came 1840 on the Pekoe assigned to Border Police
Mr Stogg Convict assigned to him is William Darke came 1832 on the Florentia
Mr Stogue Convict assigned to him is William Cathedge (S) came 1837 on the Charles Kerr
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