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Samuel Suthmeer and Catherine christened Henry 1847
Anthony Sutton 31 hus (family 34) Labourer RC both Hatten, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Mary Sutton 26 wife of Anthony (family 34) Labourer RC both Hatten, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Sutton 4 and John Sutton 2 son of Anthony (family 34) RC Hatten, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Mr B Sutton passengers from Sydney Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Captain Sutton master Departed from Launceston on 4 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Sutton master Arrived at Launceston on 7 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on the Domain
Captain Sutton Arrived at Sydney on 4 May 1839 from Port Phillip on 22 Apr on the Gem
Captain Sutton master Arrived at Launceston on 7 June 1839 from Port Phillip on the Devonshire
Captain Henry Sutton List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mrs Sutton and 2 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 1 Oct 1843 for Portland and Port Fairy Sally Ann
Charles Weeks Sutton aged 16 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
David Sutton shop and yard Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Ellen Suter / Sutton 19 (single woman 49) House servant Prot both Portsmouth, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
James Sutton arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias - source Port Phillip Herald 5 May 1840
John Sutton 28 hus (family 31) Iron Coiler Prot both Stafford, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Elizabeth Sutton 26 wife of John (family 31) Prot both Kerry, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Esther Sutton 6 dau of John (family 31) Kerry, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
John Sutton, and Elizabeth baptised male Joshua Thomas at Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne born at Newtown 1842 #1138
John Sutton and Elizabeth christened John Thomas 1843, Elizabeth 1845
John Sutton cleared out from Port Phillip 1 Oct 1843 for Portland and Port Fairy Sally Ann
Mr Sutton arrived 6-Apr 1840 from Sydney on the Jewess
Mr Sutton arrived 26 Jan at Launceston from Portland, in 1841 Minerva
Mr Sutton arrived 23 May 1844 from Sydney on 17 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mrs Sutton and three children. cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Sydney via Launceston on 28 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Rebecca Sutton wed William Hartley Budd in 1842 #4484 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Rebecca Sutton emigrated to Sydney, departing Liverpool 20 Nov.1838, on the ship Hero of Malown (Malourn) arriving 1 Apr.1839 accompanied by her married sister, Mary Ann Gildea and her brother-in-law William Gildea. They came to Melbourne via the sea, departing Sydney 4 Jan.1841, on the Jewess arriving 11 Jan.1841.
Mr RW Sutton arrived at Port Phillip 14 Sept 1843 from London Lord Keane
RW Sutton Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Richard Walker Sutton, merchant, quarrelled with Edward Bod Adams surgeon. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 29 June 1844
Richard Wathen Sutton wed Mary Ann Lucker in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Thomas Sutton Convict, came on Clyde, TofL 14 Nov 1842 #42/2747, Brick maker
Thomas Sutton, wed Jane Fleming 1842 #715 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Sutton and Jane Fleming christened William Malcolm 1844, Margaret 1847
Thomas Henry Sutton, dwelling house, Williams Town The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip
Thomas Henry Sutton Williamstown dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Thomas Halk/Henry Sutton wed Mary Cannon in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Sutton Departed from Hobart on 7 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Captain Thomas Sutton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Thomas Hawke Sutton pilot Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Sutton, and Mary baptised Emma 1840, Alfred Laufear 1842 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Wtown 1842 #12811
Thomas Sutton and Mary christened Mary Jane 1844, William 1847
Directory 1847 pilot Williams Town
Capt Thomas Sutton Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
jun. Mr Thos. Sutton Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mr Suxford Arrival 13 Feb 1842, from London on the Sultan
John Swabey aged 21 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Swadling Convict came 1839 on the John Barry assigned to Mr J Watson
Mr Swaine Geelong departed 12 Jan 1841 for Hobart town on the Lillias
Henry Slaine / Swaine 34 hus (family 63) Labourer Prot neither Gloucestershire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Catherine Swaine 34 wife of Henry (family 63) House Keeper, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
John Swaine 4, Charles Swaine 3 and Joseph Swaine 6 months sons of Henry (family 63), came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Joseph Swain, died 9m male Melbourne 1842 #3742 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Henry Swain, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Catharine Swan 20 (Single woman 70) Housemaid Prot neither Louth, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Henry Swan aged 17 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Hugh Swan 23, Single man 39, Labourer Ducanville, Co Derry, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Hugh Swan 23, Servant, employed by JB Pain, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
James Swan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
James Swan arrived at Port Phillip 10 Nov 1843 from Hobart Tobago
James Swan, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
James Swan butcher Milner's paddock Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
John Swan 22 hus (family 39) Labourer RC both Ayreshire came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Swan 20 wife of John (family 39) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
John Swan and Mary christened Mary 1843, Frederick Norton 1845
John Swan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
John Swan List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Swan, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has unclaimed dividends. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
John Swan, 21 both was Soldier, trained as Shoemaker single crime - horse stealing 10 years convicted 4 Mar 1843, at York, received 25 Apr 1843, at York, 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 Gillivray Geelong (List a153 and b08)
John Swan, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
John Swan wed Margret Fury in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Sarah 1847
Johnson Swan Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 27 March 1838 from Portland, Amity
Mary Swan 21 (single woman 39) House Maid Prot Both Antrim, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Swan wed Robert Bell in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Swan arrived Launceston 17 Jan 1843 from Portland Amity
Mr Swan source LE, departed from Launceston 4 March for Portland, schooner Amity
Mr Swan Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 27 March 1838 from Portland, and sailed from Launceston 29 March 1838 for Portland, Amity
Mr Swan Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 25 April 1838 from Portland, Amity
Peter Swan Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Captain Robert Swan master listed on the Martin Luther arrived 1 Nov 1840
Thomas Swan carpenter and builder North Corio Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Swan 24 with wife Margaret 24, Shepherd, from Cowal, Prot, reads, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
William Swan and Margt christened John 1843, Christian 1843, Ann 1846, Isabella 1847
Mr and Mrs Swan arrived 12 May 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May on the Caroline
William Swan, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
Correspondence sold Portland Bay Ardgarton to Mc Callum, Duncan
William Swein / Swann 22 hus (family 32) Blacksmith Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Frances Swann 17 wife of William (family 32) Dairy maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
William Swann and Frances christened Elizabeth 1843, William 1846
William Swan List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Swan 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
John Swansbrick, wed Mary Ragan 1842 #883 Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne
John Swasbrick and Mary Ragan christened Mary 1843, William 1845, Helena 1847
Captain Swanston Arrived at Launceston 3 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Captain Swanston Departed from Launceston 18 April 1837 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Charles Swanston 27 May 1835 banker of Hobart Town Members of the Port Phillip Association
Charles Swanson has 3 Deeds 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
Charles Swanson freehold Moorabool River Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Charles Swanson Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Charles Swanston 3 Deeds of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Charles Swanston List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Charles Swanston Barrabool Hills 4 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles Swanston County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Charles Swanston, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barabool Hills 4 miles from Geelong, Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Charles Lambert Swanston, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Barabool Hills 6 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
C Swanston settler Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Lambert Swanston Owned Property Barrabool Hills Geelong - Freehold Property
Miss C Swanson cleared 9 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 19 Apr on the Lillias, source local newspapers
George Swanson, wed Mary Martin 1842 #650 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Swanson, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Elizabeth St Melbourne Tavern
George Swanson, House Flinders Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
George Swanson and M Eleanor christened Magnus 1843
George Swanston house Elizabeth St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
George Swanson House Flinders Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
G Swanston, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844 being unable to agree, were locked up for the night. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
George Swanson, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
George Swanson, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
George Swanson cooper Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Swanston with wife Ann, came 6 Dec 1839 on the St Mango
James Swainston and Ann christened Helen Good 1841,
Helen Good Swainston, died 1 female Lodd 1842 #311 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Swainston, and Anne baptised male John at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #752
James Swanston 29 hus (family 34) Shepherd Prot both Caithness, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Janet Swanston 21 wife of James (family 34) Dairy maid Prot both Caithness, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Swanston and Janet christened Alexander 1844, Mary 1844
Directory 1847 agriculturist Carlton Estate Plenty Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
James Swanston arrived at Port Phillip 12 Sept 1843 from Greenock 1 June Wilson
James Swanson, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
James Swanson, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
James Swanston agriculturist Carlton Estate Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
John Swanston arrived at Port Phillip 12 Sept 1843 from Greenock 1 June Wilson
Miss R Swanson cleared 9 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 19 Apr on the Lillias, source local newspapers
John Swanson Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
K Swanston, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Mr Swanston managed of one of the Hobart Town Banks, engaged in developing Port Phillip, Feb 1836
Mrs Swanston (Cabin), came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Swanston From Launceston Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Mr Swanson arrived 5 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Mr Swanston arrived 12 June 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 27 May Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Swanston & Grant in a partnership settlers Switzerland Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Swanston see Willis & Swanston in a partnership settlers Pigeon Ponds Glenelg, Source - 1847 Directory
R S Swanstonson Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Catherine Swanton, wed William Humphries 1842 #701 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Henry Swarn labourer Close street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Swatch, arrived 2 Dec 1842 second journey, left Plymouth Sarah Two
John Swayne, came on the Hive (2) Ticket of Leave at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Bridget Sweeney 16 (single woman 58) Nurse Maid RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Bridget Sweeney wed Richard Walker in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Catherine Sweeney 22 (single woman - refused 60) House Servant RC Reads Co. Tyrone, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Daniel Sweeny / Sweeney 24 (Single man 70) Carpenter RC both Clare, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Daniel Sweeny, male wed Catherine Dwyer 1842 #35523 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Daniel Sweeney and Catherine Dwyer christened Mary 1845, Daniel died 1845, Margaret 1847
Dennis Sweeney Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
George Sweeny, male wed Bridget Kelly 1842 #35478 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
George Sweeny and Bridget Kelly christened Ellen 1844
James Sweeney wed William Maher in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Jane Sweeney 19 (single woman 57) House Servant RC Both Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Jane Sweeney - Swepe wed Edwin Cockayne in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Johanna Sweeny 26 (single woman 46) House Keeper RC reads Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
John Sweeney, Convict came on 'Boyne' Certificate of Freedom now at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 March 1844 and Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
Mr J Sweeney arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Sweeney wed (widow?) Mary Mcnamara in 1845 at Roman Catholic
John Sweeny and Mary Glasgow christened Bridget 1846
Margaret Sweeney 22 (single woman 40) Housemaid RC reads, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Margaret Sweeney Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Mary Sweeny wed John Jenncey in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Marey Sweney / Sweeney 19 (single woman 61) Housemaid RC neither Bath, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mary Sweeney 20, (single woman 36) House servant, RC Reads Tipperary, came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
Mary Sweeney 19 (single woman 60) House Servant RC Neither Co. Tipperary, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mary Sweeney, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 17 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 24 Jan 1842
Mary Sweeney, female wed Thomas Buckley 1842 #35517 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Sweeney, female wed John Doyle 1842 #35475 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Sweeney wed Edward Delany in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong
Owen Sweeney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Peter Sweeny and Hanna christened John 1847
Sarah Sweeney, died 30 female Melbourne 1842 #422 Independent Congregational Melbourne
Thomas Sweeney wed 23 Apr 1838 to Margaret Meehon/Mahon in Sydney and they came to Port Phillip
Thomas Sweeny wife Margaret had a son Patrick Sweeny born 6 Dec 1838 baptised 26 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Patrick Sweeny born 6 Dec 1838 baptised 26 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church baptism sponsors were Patrick Whelan and Johanna Hayes
Thomas Sweeney and Margaret Micham of Yarra Yarra, parents of Catherine Sweeney born 19 May 1841 who appears to have twin sister Margaret, aged 1 month, 8 days, they were baptised on 27 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are Robert Hayes and Margaret Hayes - see my Chapman page for this event
Thomas Sweeney and Margaret Micham christened John 1844, Ellen 1846
Thomas Sweeney in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Thomas Sweeney freehold Yarra Yarra 13 miles from Melb Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Thomas Sweeny, freehold, Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during second hour, 10-11am Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Thomas Sweeney on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Thomas Sweeny, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Thomas Sweeney, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Yarra Yarra 13 mles from Melbourne Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
See Sweeney family story. Mary Sweeney, Thomas' daughter, christened in Sydney about 1833 had married John Wright Murray in 1849. Thomas had met Bridget Coleman and on Sunday, February 18th, 1833, they were married at St.Mary's Cathedral. As a convict, he should have received official permission so that the ceremony was allowed to take place with `promised retribution'. Permission was granted on Wednesday 6th March 1833 for Thomas Sweeney (Isabella 3) aged 30, Life sentence to marry Bridget Coleman, priest Rev. J. McEncroe.
William Sweeney and Jane Maher christened John 1845, Daniel 1845 died
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