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Francis Taafe in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Mr Taber Departed from Hobart on 2 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Tasmaian Lass
John Tabiner, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 6 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 8 Apr 1845
William Tadkill and family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
William Tabran in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Ellen Taggart 22 (single woman 51) House servant RC reads Co Armagh , came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Ellen Taggart wed Joshua Mann in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Captain Taggart master, Departed from Sydney on 18 June 1837 for Launceston via Port Phillip on the James Watt
Captain Taggart master Arrived at Launceston on 15 July 1837 from Port Phillip on the James Watt
Captain Taggart master Departed from Sydney 15 Oct 1837 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Lady Wellington
Mr J Tagart Arrived at Hobart 21 Nov 1837 from Sydney and Port Phillip on the Lady Wellington
Captain Taggart master Arrived at Sydney 14 Dec 1837 from Port Phillip on 5 Nov and Launceston on 6 Dec on the Lady Wellington
Captain John Taggart master arrived at Port Phillip 27 Nov 1843 from Sydney on 16 Nov and Launceston on 22 Nov Corsair
Captain Taggart master, on the Corsair source local newspapers
Captain Taggart master left Melbourne and arrived 1 June 1844 at Launceston on the Corsair source local newspapers
George Tagnett 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Richard Tague house off Lonsdale St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Richard Tague shoemaker Bourke lane , Source - 1847 Directory
Dennis Tahay 25 (single man 52) Labourer RC reads Tipperary , came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Thomas Tainton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Thomas Tainton, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Andrew Tait 19 from Edinburgh; (steerage 20) perished on the India , reported 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Catherine Tait 19 (single woman 35) House servant Prot both Edinburgh , came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Charlotte Tait 23 (single woman 34) House servant Prot both Edinburgh , came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Charlotte Tait christened George Mercer Tait 1847 #15307R, also listed as George Mercer Quarry 1847 #15307 son of Jephson Busted Quarry

From on Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Dear Elizabeth,
I hope you may be able to help with a mystery. You have Jephson Busteed Quarry in Melbourne in 1841. Then as christening George Mercer Quarry in 1847 with Charlotte Tait. My great great grandmother, Charlotte Tait arrived on the Grindlay in 1841 and wed in 1848 to William Baldy, also on the Grindlay. Do you think it is the same Charlotte and was there another Charlotte Tait in the colony on 8 July 1846 when George was born?
Thanks for your help, Elaine
Charlotte Tait wed 1848 #2032 to William Baldy at Presbyterian church Melbourne & Geelong


Donald Tait 26 (single man 35) Cartwright , came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
George Tait arrived at Launceston 30 Nov 1843 from Portland Essington
Henry Tait 39 hus (family 37) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh , came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Catherine Tait 37 wife of Henry (family 37) Farm servant Prot reads Caithness , came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Henry Tait 11 son of Henry (family 37) Caithness , came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Henry Tait, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Henry Tait List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Henry Tait settler Spring station County Grant , Source - 1847 Directory
James Tait 30 with wife and ch, Ploughman, from Jedburgh, Prot, reads, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
Helen Tait 22 wife of James, with Ann 2, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
James Tait, and Helen Easton baptised Agnes 1840, male Alexander at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #781
James Tait, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
James Tait and Helen Easton christened George 1844, Anne 1846
James Tait on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
James Tait 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Tait wed Jane Ann Brobyn in 1845 at Presbyterian
James Tait wed Jane Ann Mills in 1845 at Presbyterian
Jane Tait 25 (single woman 28) Housemaid , came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Jane Tait wed Samuel Wilson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Tout / Tait 22 (single man, 2nd part 23) Carpenter Prot both Devonshire , came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Captain Magnus Tait master Cleared 19 Aug 1836 at the Custom House, to proceed to Portland Bay, the on the Guiana
Margaret Tait 23, Housemaid, from Howick, Essex, Prot, reads, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
Margaret Tait wed John Quinlan in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Alexander Turnbull/ Tait 4 adopted by James Tait, son of Margaret Tait, Christening: 22 May 1835 Wilton, Roxburgh, Scotland, came Nov 1839 on the Palmyra
Margaret Tate 25 (single woman 16) Housemaid Prot both Cork arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Margaret Tate wed Thomas Jackson in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Tait Arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Greenock, South Aust and Port Phillip 21 Dec on the Superb
Mr William Tait source MT 19 Feb Depasturing Licences in Portland Bay -
William Tait, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
William Tate, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 19 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 21 Aug 1845
William Tait Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
William Tait grazier Darabin Creek , Source - 1847 Directory
Henry J Talbert - Crew (Staff 4) , came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Henry Talbort Western Port District licensed to strip bark from 1-31 Aug 1843
Henry Talbot in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Agnes Talbot, 17, House servant, Prot reads Glasgow, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Agnes Talbot wed Thomas Delwood in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Catherine Talbot died 1847 Female aged 29 at Collingwood
Henry Talbot disallowed 22 (single man 48) Carpenter Prot both Cavan came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Henry Talbot, licensed to cut timber County of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 Sept 1844
Henry Talbot, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
JB Talbot List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Talbott, - Crew arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Matilda Talbot wed 23 Aug 1840 to Michael Obrien at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr RG Talbot Esq. sailed 21 Feb 1840 for New Zealand. on the Earl Stanhope
Mr Talbot arrived 8-Aug 1840 on the Jewess
Mr Talbut arrived 8-Aug 1840 from Sydney on 19 July on the Mandane
Mr Talbot, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 27 Jun 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Geelong
Mr Talbot Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Hon. D Talbot arrived 3-Aug 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Talbot Arrived 22 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte - source Launceston Courier
Mr Talbot departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Talbot at Melbourne arrived 26 Mar 1841, from Launceston on the Tamar
Hon Talbot arrived 28 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Lady Emma
R G Talbot Ravenís Springs Geelong , source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Richard Gilbert Talbot, of Ballingclea, Geelong is appointed a magistrate Source - "Geelong Advertiser" 17 Jan 1842
Richard Gilbert Talbot 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
Richard Gilbert Talbot freehold Warron Chain of Ponds Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Richard Gilbert Talbot Warram Ponds 18 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
RG Talbot, on Committee for Separation Society, District of Grant. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 June 1844
Richard Galbert Talbot, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Richard Gilbert Talbot, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Warran Chain of Ponds 10 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Richard Gilbert Talbot J.P. settler Barwon River , Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Talbot wed Caroline Davis in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Honorable William Talbot cleared 22 Dec 1840 for Swan River and India on the Thomas Harrison
William Talbot 28 hus (family 26) Shoemaker , RC both , Killbiggan , came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Bridget Talbot 28 wife of William (family 26) Housemaid , RC both , Killbiggan , came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
William Talbot and Bridget Mitchell 28 christened Richard 1840, William 1843, Mary 1845
William Talbert List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Talbot shoemaker Charles street Collingwood , Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Talcole and Agnes christened Robert 1847
William Talfer and Honora Lanter christened Caroline 1846
Daniel Talhurst 26 hus (family 35) Farm Servant Prot both Kent , came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Maryann Talhurst 29 wife of Daniel (family 35) Farm Servant Prot neither , came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Captain Tallon master, departed 11 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Captain Tallan master Arrived 18 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney 12 Jan via George Town, Sea Horse
Tallan master, arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse
Miss Tallan Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 5 April 1838 from Portland, Minerva
Catherine Tallon wed William Rea in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Captain Tallan master Arrived at Port Phillip 7 April 1843 from Sydney via Launceston on 5 Apr Sea Horse
Mr Tallan Arrived at Port Phillip 27 July 1843 from Sydney Shamrock
Captain Tallan master arrived at Port Phillip 27 August 1843, from Sydney Sir John Byng
Captain Tallan master Sailed 22 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 23 Jan, Seahorse
Captain Tallan master sailed 7 Jan for Sydney via Launceston on the Shamrock source local newspapers
Lavinia Tally Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mary Talon wed John Tucker in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Edward Tame and Ann Mary christened Sophia Ann 1846
Edward Tame plasterer Bourke lane , Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Tampler carter off Bourke lane , Source - 1847 Directory
Edmund Tamplin and Eliza Holland christened Catherine 1845
Edward Tamplin, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Catherine Tancred sponsor for Anne Cavanagh baptised 2 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Catherine Tancard wed Francis Souter in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Tancard wed 18 Jun 1838 to Catherine Keating witnesses John Mills and John Meley by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Richard Tancred wed 1 Sep 1839 to Catherine Keating witnesses James Cavanagh and Ann Carroll at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Richard Tancred sponsor for Anne Cavanagh baptised 2 Dec 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Richard Tancred witness to wedding 25 Feb 1839 of William Murphy by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
Richard Tancred farrier Merri Creek Melbourne , source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Tand with wife and 3 chn Departed from Sydney 29 June 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Hay
Charles Tandy and Margaret christened Charles William 1847 Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Michael Tandy Yarra Yarra Melbourne , source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Richard Tanks, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Benjamin Tannacaddin wed Susannah Massey in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Ann Tannahill wed John Wilkinson in 1847 at Presbyterian Portland
Jean Tannahill wed John Gamble in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Tanny 28 hus, family 21, arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Winnifred Tanny 29 wife, arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Thomas Tannay, in trouble The Port Phillip Herald Tue 28 Nov 1843
James Tanner with wife and child Steerage Departed 7 Nov 1843 for Valparaso with part of original cargo. on the Margaret Connell
John Tanner, male wed Catherine Delany 1842 #35513 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Tanner and Catherine Delany christened John 1843, Daniel 1844, James 1846, Marta 1846
Tansaker arrived 28-Sep 1840 from Sydney 14 Sep on the Jewess
James Tanswell, holds a ticket-of-leave. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Oct 1844
James Tanswell wed Sarah Peddle in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened James 1847
James Tanswell in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
James Tanswell, Insolvent carrier Ovens River liabilities 70 deficiency 41. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
James Tanswell, Insolvent (a ticket of leave holder) had his application for Insolvency Certificate postponed, as th Chief Commissioner was engaged as a witness in another case. Source - Melbourne Courier 14 Nov 1845
James Tanswell, granted Cert. Source - Melbourne Courier 21 Nov 1845
Sarah Tanswell, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Mr Joseph P Tapp - (Intermediate 7) came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Joseph Tapp shoemaker Queen-street Melbourne , source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Peter Tapp 22 (single man 38) Farm Servant , Prot both , Devonshire , came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Peter Slater Tapp wed Dorothy Latham in 1845 at Church of England christened Peter 1847
Peter Tapp, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Captain Tapper master Arrived at Launceston on 5 Feb 1838 1838 from Port Phillip on the Port Phillip Packet
William Tapprell 25 hus (family 30) Labourer Prot both Devonshire , came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mary Ann Tapprell 25 wife of William (family 30) House servant Prot both Devonshire , came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
William Tapson aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mary Tarbottom wed Holmes Smith in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Mr Wm Tarbotton - (Steerage) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
William Tarbotton, wed Mary Styles 1842 #854 Independent Melbourne
James Tarbuck Convict came on the Lady Kenaway assigned to Stockade
John Tarbuck absconded from Govt Stockade at Melbourne, listed 24 June 1843 tried Aug 1834, came 1835 on Lord Kennaway, age 29, native place Lancashire, sentence life source PPH 24 June 1843
William Tarburton wed Mary Styles in 1842 at Independent Melbourne christened Harriet Mary 1843
Sally Tarpy 26 (single woman 54) House servant RC Both Co Galway , came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Seragh Tarpy, female wed Patt Burke 1842 #35456 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
George Tarr - convict came on the Mangles left UK 18 March 1837, Ticket of Leave. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 99, 7 Jun 1843
Convicted at Central Criminal Court for a term of 14 years.
Ann Tarman Departed from Launceston on 4 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Michael Tarris Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
James Tarren Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Henry Tart, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
George Tierney - Tarvey and Margaret Murphy christened Margaret 1847
Miss Tasker ( Cabin) from London arrived 20 Oct 1841, on the Brothers
Emma Tasker wed Robert Searles Maitland in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Tassell adult came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Catherine Tatam 23 (single woman 66 ) House servant Prot both Galway , came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
George Tate, 21 single man Smith Prot both London came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Joseph Tate 22 (single man 57) Labourer RC Reads Co. Louth , came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mr Tate Departed from Hobart on 6 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip on the Ellen
Mr Tait / Tate (Cabin 6) , came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
William Tatton came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
John Tatty Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
James Tauswell, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Mr Taunton arrived 18-Apr 1840 on the Caledonia
Mr Taunton sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Caledonia
Mary Tauntry aged 22 came Feb 1842 with 199 on the Regulus
James Tavey aged 16 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
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