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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Mr and Mrs John Sweet and 3 chn arrived 1-Feb 1840 on the Lookin - source Port Phillip Herald 4 Feb 1840
Mathew Sweet wed Bridget Glyn in 1840 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mathew Sweet, male wed Mary Kelly 1842 #34115 Presbyterian Portland
Mathew Sweet and Mary Kelly christened Thomas 1844
Frederick John Sweeting, male wed Catherine Kello 1842 #4611 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Frederick Sweeting and Catherine Kello/ Kallver christened Henry 1843, John Francis 1845, Martha 1847
Frederick Sweeting List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Frederick Sweeting carrier Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Richard Sweeting Arrived at Launceston on 11 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
Edward Sweetman and Sarah christened Mary Sanger 1845
Edward Sweetman Wesleyan minister Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Swenperbottom arrived at Port Phillip 23 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 16 Feb Henry - source Launceston Courier 20 Feb1843
Mr Swerss Arrived at Hobart on 31 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Blossom
William Swift aged 21 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mr J Swinbreck Departed from Launceston on 27 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Edward Swindarne 19 (single man 50) Labourer Prot both Co Cork, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Metcalfe
Charles Henning/Henry Swindell wed Ellen Woods in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Sarah 1843
Charles Swindall, appointed sergeant of police for the town and district of Melbourne. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 May 1844
C Swindell, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Charles Swindell, employed as sergeant in the Melbourne police. Source - Port Phillip Herald 20 Jan 1846
Charles Henry Swindell sergeant of police off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
George Swindell (from The Melbourne Courier), 18 June, 1845, sergeant in the police, witness in a case.
Thomas Swiney 27 (46 single man) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Thomas Sweeney List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Sweeny Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 11-12 am election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Thomas Sweeney Yarra Yarra 13 miles from Melbourne freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Swingler wed Charlotte Hayball in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened Emma Mary 1846
William Swingle, arrived at Port Phillip from Portland Bay on the schooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth 28 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
James Swinerton 17 son of Joseph (family 58) Son Prot Both Newcastle, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
John Swinnerton blacking manufacturer Russell street, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Swinerton 38 hus (family 58) Carpenter Prot Both Newcastle, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Caroline Swinerton 33 wife of Joseph (family 58) Housekeeper Prot Both Newcastle, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Betty Swinerton 13, William Swinerton 11, Margaret Swinerton 8, Thomas Swinerton 5 and Louisa Swinerton 3 dau of Joseph (family 58) Newcastle, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Joseph Swinnerton and Caroline christened Benjamin 1843
Joseph Swinnerton List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Swiney 27 (single man 46) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mr Swingler cleared 7 Mar 1844 from Sydney for Port Phillip and Launceston via Boyd Town and Broulee, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Sword sailed 21-Jan 1840 for Sydney on the Caroline
James Swords 23 hus (family 16) Printer, RC, both, Ireland, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Mary Swords 20 wife of James (family 16) Dressmaker RC, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
James Swords and Ann Mary 20 christened Charlotte 1841, Charlotte Matilda 1844, Henry Falkiner 1846
James Swords, appointed Collector and Shipping Reporter for the Melb. Courier. Source - Melbourne Courier 26 Jan 1846
James Swords compositor Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Swords 16 (single woman 52) Nurse Prot Both Co Galway, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mary Swords, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Mary Swords, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Mary Anne Swords Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mary Anne Swords dressmaker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Swords arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Portland Jemima
William Swords 30 (single man 43) Labourer RC both Kildare, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
William Swords, and Margaret Cody baptised male Walter at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36564
William Swords came to Geelong from Melbourne, and was caught in the room occupied by James Brown, a carpenter, at midnight. he was charged with burglary. Committal in Geelong Advertiser, 11 June 1845
Wife Swords, entertained James Staunton and emptied his pockets of 73 pounds. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Oct 1845
Mr Swords, was transported a few months ago. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Oct 1845
Mr GG Sycures Departed from Hobart on 2 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Robert Sydenham departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
Bridget Sydon wed George Foster in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
James Syell, arrived 11 Apr 1842, Ben Nevis, p2 - 16 April 1842 Melbourne Times
Hariet Sykes List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Sikes / Sykes 37 Widower (family 32) Mason Prot both Yorkshire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mrs Sykes - wife of John died on voyage (family 32) Prot Yorkshire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Martin Sykes 11 and Mary Sykes 9 dau of John (family 32) Prot Yorkshire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
John Sykes wed Harriet Peacock in 1843 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Harriet Sykes Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mrs Sykes and 2 chn cleared on 2 Oct 1844 and sailed 5 Oct from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mathew Sykes 22 hus (family 55) Labourer Prot Both Lancashire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Hanna Sykes 20 wife of Mathew (family 55) Labourer Prot Both Lancashire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Matthew Sykes born on board son of Mathew (family 55), came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Matthew Sykes, and Hannah baptised John at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #13067
Mathew Sykes and Hanna Brokenshire christened Mary 1845, Samuel 1847
Mathew Sykes, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Matthew Sykes labourer off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Sykes 23 (single man 54) Carpenter Prot Both Yorkshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Samuel Sykes List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Sykes 21 hus (family 56) Shiphand Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mary Sykes 21 wife of William (family 56) Housemaid Prot Both Manchester, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
William Sykes and Mary christened Ann 1843, John 1843, William 1846
William Sykes List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Sykes carter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Sylvester arrived 20-Feb 1840 from Launceston on the Charlotte Source - Port Phillip Herald 25 Feb 1840
Robert Silvester and Harriet christened Thomas 1841
Samuel Augustus Sylvester, Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
SA Sylvester List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Davd Sym 23 (single man 44) Labourer Prot both Forfar, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
John Syme 18 (single man 41) Labourer Prot both Antrim came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Syme 17 House servant (2 single woman) Prot both Edinburgh, came 19 Dec 1841 on the Asia
Mary Syme wed John Mickle in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Captain Symers Ship's Master arrived 18-Apr 1840 on the Caledonia
Captain Symers Ship's Master sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Caledonia
Jane Symes 21 (single woman 50) House servant Prot both Exeter, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
John Syme 18 (41 single man) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mr Symes arrived Launceston 4 Aug 1841 from Portland Bay on the Fox
Captain Symers master Arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Madras 18 Aug, Swan River then Port Phillip on 7 Dec on the Caledonia
Captain Symonds master Departed from Launceston on 20 Mar 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Pickwick
Captain Symonds master Departed from Launceston on 16 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Captain Symonds master Arrived at Launceston on 6 May 1839 from Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Captain Symonds master arrived 15 Feb 1840 from Launceston 4 Feb, on the Pickwick
Mr C Symons arrived at Port Phillip 7 Oct 1843 from Portland Jemima
Mr C Symons cleared out from Port Phillip 19 Dec 1843 for London James
Mr E Symonds Departed from Launceston on 31 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Mr E Symmonds Arrived at Launceston on 21 Nov 1838 from Port Phillip o the Pickwick
James Simon / Symons 21 hus (family 50) Labourer Prot Both Perth, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Simon / Symons 26 wife of James (family 50) House Maid Prot Both Perth, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
James Symon in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Joseph Simmons, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 accused of stealing a yoke and bow from GA Greaves, aquitted
Joseph Simmonds and Elizabeth christened Joseph 1845 died
Mr Symmonds and wife Cabin - arrived 24 April 1840 from Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye
John Simons 21, 40 single man, Joiner Nottingham Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Simons servants to Mr Huon arrived 7 Feb 1840 from Adelaide on the William Barres
John Symonds house Bourke St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Symons in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
John Symons, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 1 Aug 1843 New Insolvents list deficent 18 pounds
John Simmons, Shop Bourke Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
John Simmons wed Catherine Dann in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
John Symons Seaman arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
John Symmonds general dealer Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
John C Symons, Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Rev John Christian Symons 1821-1894, ( Wesleyan Methodist ) A founder of the YMCA in London in 1844. Arrived at Melbourne on 9 November 1846 per "Maitland" from London, England. Acted as religious instructor to convict exiles on the voyage out. Returned to England. He married on 6 July 1847 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Truro, Cornwall, England, to Matilda Hodgson, daughter of Joseph (or William) Hodgson and his wife Margaret, nee Hugo. Returned to Melbourne in January 1848 per "Marion" and again in February 1849 per "Eden" acting as religious instructor en route. Formally entered the ministry in 1849.
Malachi Seymour/Symmons, 26 single man Labourer RC neither Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mary Simmins 18 (55 single woman) Housemaid Prot both Wicklow, came 23 July 1841 on the George Fyffe
Moritz Edward Simmonds wed Catherine Ann Pyke in 1845 at Church of England christened Moritz Edward 1846 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mr Symmonds and wife listed on the Strathfieldsaye arrived 9 May 1840
Mr Symonds sailed 12 Sep 1840 for Launceston on the Gem
Miss Simmons Cabin arrived 6 April 1841 on the Byker
Mr Simmons Cabin arrive 30 June 1841 on the Caroline
Mr Symonds Departed from Hobart on 30 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
Mrs Simeon, Intermediate 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Mr Symmonds arrived at Port Phillip 4 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 31 Jan Tamar
Mr Symmonds sailed from Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 15 Feb Tamar
Mr Symons cleared out from Port Phillip 8 Sept 1843 for Portland and Port Fairy, Jemima
Mr Simmons, cleared 4 Dec 1843 for Launceston and Sydney on the Corsair
Mr Simons, Geelong, employed Elizabeth/Elspeth Johnston who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr P Symon and wife Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 April 1843 for Launceston arrived 11 April then Sydney Sea Horse
Patrick Simmons and Bridget Obrien christened Mary 1846
Peter Simmons and Amy christened John Alfred 1847
Philip Simmons and Honora christened Carol 1843
Rebecca Simmonds 18 single woman Servant Prot both Fermanagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Stephen Simmonds and Dinah Grass christened Andrew Augustus 1845, Madeline Eliza 1845
Lieutenant Thomas Symonds 11 December 1836 surveyed Port Phillip Bay
Thomas Simons wed Bridget Oconnor in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Thomas Simmons, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Thomas Simmons, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Thomas Simmonds adult came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
William Simmons wed Ann Woods in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Symons sailmaker Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Symons, House Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
William Symons sailmaker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Simmonds, Deborah and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
William Fredk Simmonds aged 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Symonds aged 16 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Burzey Symons and Ann Hill christened William Burzey 1847
Mr Symmott arrived 31-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 25 Aug on the Tamar
Margaret Syning wed Thomas Watson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Albert Synnott Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Captain and Mrs Synnot arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
Capt Synnott arrived 8 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 6 Dec on the Scout, source local newspapers
Captain and Mrs Synnott cleared on 24 Dec 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 26 Dec on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Charles Synott Moorabool Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Charles Augustus Lynot, wed Jemima Muir 1842 #651 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Charles Augustus Lynot - Lynett and Jemima Muir baptised John Clefford 1843-6 died, Charles 1845, Mary 1847
Charles Lynott Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
Charles Lynot, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Charles Lynott, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Charles Synott settler Pyrenees, Source - 1847 Directory
George Synott Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
George Synnot List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Synot County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
George Synnott, son of Captain W Synnot, HP 89th Regt wed 12 Dec 1844 at St James Church by Rev AC Thomson to Catherine H Mather Dau of the late Joseph Mather of Maytown, county Armagh, Ireland. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1844
christened Mary Jane Cumberland Synnott 1846
George Synott, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
George Synnott, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
George Synott & Marcus Synott in a partnership settler Little River Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
George Lynott Correspondence sold Portland Bay Mowging to Lynott, Moreton
James Synnott Sailed from Launceston 9 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip on the Gem
Marcus Synott Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Marcuss Synnott County of Grant License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Marcus Synnot, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Marcus Synnot, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Marcuss Synnott, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Marcus Synnott Letters at Post Office Jan 1847 Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Marcus Synott see Synott George & Marcus in a partnership settler Little River Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
Moreton Lynott Correspondence Portland Bay Mowging 14 Transferred from George Lynott
Nugent Synnott sailed 3 Oct 1844 from Launceston for Portland Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Mr Synnott Departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Synnott Arrived at Launceston on 9 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, the brig on the Henry
Mr Synnott arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr Synnot departed 22 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Dr Robert Synnet Surgeon Superintendent (2 on list), came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Dr Synnott arrived 27 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Dr Synnott departing 3 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Scout
Mr Synnott passenger on the Flying Squirrel, sailed 6 Feb 1842 from Launceston for Port Phillip
Mr and Mrs Synnott cleared out from Port Phillip 1 Dec 1843 for Launceston and Sydney Corsair
Thomas Lynnot/Symiot, 36 hus, 5 f, Ag Labourer Wexford RC both, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Jane Lynnot 31 wife of Thomas, 5 f, Dairy maid Wexford RC, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Bridget Lynnot 6, Patrick Lynnot 4, Mary Lynnot 1 chn of Thomas, 5 f, Wexford RC, arrived 14 Dec 1840 from Liverpool on the Vesper
Thomas Synott in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Thomas Synnott and Jane Roach christened John 1847
Walter Synnott, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Miss Mary Syntey Cabin arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Mr E Syreel departed 18 Jan 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Essington, source local newspapers
Mr M Syreel departed 18 Jan 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Essington, source local newspapers
Anna Syrett 18 (single woman 27) Housemaid Prot neither Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Joseph Syrett 15 (single man 23) Labourer Prot reads Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Joseph Syrett 21 (single man 24) Labourer Prot reads Buckinghamshire, employed by W Roadknight Geelong arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Thomas Syret / Syrett 36 hus of Anna (family 30) Prot both Buckinghamshire , employed by John Brock arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Anna Syret / Syrett 39 wife of Thomas (family 30) Prot reads Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
John Syul - Lyul 23 (27 single man) Farm servant Prot both Borackshire, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Kazimiery Szezygulike Convict, came on Bengal Merchant, TofL 16 Aug 1842, #42/1983, Employed as a Cook
Casimir Napolitan Szeryglelski Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Cas. N David Szezygilskie Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
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