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John Vabsley Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
George Tilly Vagg 21 hus (family 28) Farm Servant, Prot both, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Anne Vagg 18 wife of George (family 28) Nursery maid, Prot both, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
George Vagg and Anne Harding 18 christened Mary Jane 1841, George John 1844, James Henry 1847
George Vagg (Aged 21, Farm servant, Protestant, Literate) and Ann his wife (aged 18, Nursery Maid, Literate) arrived 30th September 1840 in Port Phillip, Australia, aboard the Himalaya. From "The Somerset Years" by Florence Chuk.
From "The Somerset Years" by Florence Chuk. George Tilly Vagg born 4 Sep 1819, a Blacksmith wed in South Petherton 27th April 1840 to Anne Harding born 23 Jan 1822. He was a son of Auctioneer, John Vagg of Ilminster wed 1814 to Mary Tilley in Langport parish church. Witnesses were Thomas and Jane Vagg.
From South Petherton emigrants -
George Vagg 1819 wf Anne bro. Henry &wife and Anne Vagg 1822 nee Harding - dau of John Harding and Ann Vagg came on the Himalaya from London 8 Jun 1840
George Vagg in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mrs George Vagg in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
George Vagg Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
George Vagg List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
J Vagin, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay and Adelaide on the scooner 'Teazer' 17 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
James Vakins departed from Sydney on 10 Mar 1837 1837 for Port Phillip on the Siren
William Henry Vale, Shop and house Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
William Henry Vale wed Rosina Harney in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
William Vale and Rose christened William Henry 1845
William Henry Vale, one of 469 voters who qualified by Household in Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Vale Corio St Geelong dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
William Vale Owned Property Marrabool Street Geelong - Freehold Property
Mary Valeerts Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William H Vale house Collins St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Henry Vale House and shop Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Euphemia Valence 26 (single woman 36) House servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Euphemia Valence, female wed Andrew White 1842 #4511 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Daniel Valentine, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Mr and Mrs Valentine sailed 9-Dec 1840 for Hobart on the Sir John Franklin
William Valentine 27 hus (family 46) Labourer Prot Both Wicklaw, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Margaret Valentine 28 wife of William (family 46) Housekeeper Prot Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Francis Valentine 4 son of William (family 46) Prot Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
William Valentine and Margarett Parson christened Margaret 1844
William Valentine List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Valentine 4 Nov 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Vance Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
James Vance, letter at Geelong Post Office 25 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Mar 1844
Mr Vance, Surgeon Arrived at Port Phillip 14 March 1843 from Sydney Essex
Mr Vance cleared 1 May 1844 and sailed 2 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 4 May and Sydney on the Shamrock source local newspapers
Mr RL Vance Cleared out from Port Phillip 10 April 1843 for New Zealand Bolina
Charles Vandeburgh arrived 5 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish source local newspapers
Charles Vandenberg departed 28 Feb 1844 for Sydney and landed at Boyd town on the Shamrock source local newspapers
James Vanden Houten Arrived at Port Phillip 25 March 1843 from Greenock 10 Nov 1842, Rebecca
James Vanden Houghton Cleared out from Port Phillip 11 May 1843 for Port Fairy and Portland Sally Ann
Nicholas Vanden Houten Arrived at Port Phillip 25 March 1843 from Greenock 10 Nov 1842, Rebecca
Constantine Van Der Schaeff, wed Elizabeth Martin 1842 #4523 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Constantine Van Der Schaeff - Vanderschroeff wed Elizabeth Martin in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened William James 1843
James Vant aged 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Daniel Wright Vantier, and Elizabeth Gertrude baptised Daniel at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Collwood 1842 #12867
Daniel Vantier, freehold, Darebin Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon
Daniel Vantier in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Mr D Vantier News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
D Vantier, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Frederick Vantravers 23 (single man 31) Gardener, Prot both, Buckingham, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Charles Varcoe List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr R Varcoe in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr Robert Varcoe source MT 19 Feb 1843 Depasturing Licences in Western Port -
Robert Varcoe, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Robert Varcoe, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Robert Varcoe, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Robert Varcoe, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Robert Varey, granted depasturing license for Grant Feb 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
Robert Varcoe settler Westwood Rock Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Varcoe - Pascoeville Moonee Moonee Ponds Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Varey in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Mr Varnes and cargo on 10 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
Mr Varney arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock source local newspapers
Joseph Varney Warragle Creek Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Vascoe, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Robert Vascoe Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Bridget Vaughan arrived 1 Oct 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May on the Caroline
Bridget Vaughan, 22 single woman g37, House servant, Prot, reads, Clare, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Andromache
Charles Vaughan, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Auditor Mechanics Institution Annual Report
Charles Vaughan house Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
C Vaughan market inspector Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden'sColonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Mr C Vaughan News - Wesleyan Missionary Society has elected the committee for the year - Messrs A Thorpe source PPH 10 Oct 1843
Charles Vaughan, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Charles Vaughan, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Charles Vaughan accountant Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Denis Vaughan 21 (young man 61) Labourer RC both Cork, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Denis Vaughan Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
George Vaughan 23 hus (family 29) Carpenter Prot Both Pembrokeshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Martha Vaughan 26 wife of George (family 29) House Maid Prot Reads Pembrokeshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
George Vaughan born c1818, and Martha born c1815, baptised William at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12881
George Vaughan, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
George Vaughan, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
From Correspondence about George Vaughan b 1818, a carpenter, married to Martha Bowen (could be spelt Bohan/Bowman), & they arrived from Milford Haven, Wales to Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne on the Gilmore in 1841. After staying some time, the family, increased by a son, went to Port Fairy (known in the old days as "Belfast"), where their first child William (b.1842) died, aged eleven, in an accident. His namesake, their youngest child, William George, was married to Mary Jane Smith/Smyth/Smythe (her father being Richard Smith & her mother being the Sarah O'Meara/O'Malley/Goodchild as below). He was the writer's g grandfather. The 1868 Belfast Directory listed him as a carpenter in Lehman Street, Woolsthorpe, Victoria, where they settled. & so the story goes on.
Sarah Omalley aged 17 came May 1849 on the Pemberton
Marianne Bowen aged 16 came May 1849 on the Pemberton
Quote from same source "My ancestress was an orphan & was known as Sarah Matilda O'Meara/O'Malley from County Limerick, who married a Richard Smith. Several months before she died, she told her nephew Charles Smith that she was an orphan born in England, her original surname was "Goodchild" & that she had come out to Port Phillip, Australia "with the Bowens".

From on Sunday, 17 February 2013
Hello Elizabeth,
I have just com across your website [ http://ship47.site88.net/t/v1.html] where I found reference to George and Martha [nee Bowen] Vaughan - Great work.
I am a Great Great Grand-daughter of George and Martha [nee Bowen] Vaughan. A daughter of George and Martha Vaughan, Mary, was my Great Grandmother
Mary married Joshua Dickeson on the 11th July 1864 at Woolsthorpe in South West Victoria. Joshua Dickeson, his parents and siblings were at that time living near Penshurst. Circa 1875/6 Joshua and Mary moved to the Wimmera region of Victoria where they settled as early selectors at North Laen, between Donald and Horsham, where they raised their family.
I would love to learn about the background and life of my Great Grandmother Mary. Although I have been fortunate to have images and stories referring to Mary's husband Joshua Dickeson and their descendants, while Mary remains elusive, other than Circa birth date and Marriage & Death dates and an image of her Memorial Headstone at the North Laen Cemetery.
Hoping you may be able to help me to add to my scant records.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers for now . . . . . . . . Gloria
George Vaughan 1808 - 1872 #10096 aged 64
Martha Vaughan nee Bowen 1811 - 1879 #6711 aged 68, dau of Mary and John Bowen of Wales


Godfrey Vaughan, and H Susanna baptised male James at Independent Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1080
Harriet Vaughan, 20 single woman g36, House servant, RC, reads, Clare, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Jane Vaugher / Vaughan 18 (single woman 68) House maid RC reads Pembroke, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Jeremiah Vaughan 23 hus (family 20) Smith RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Anne Vaughan 22 wife of Jeremiah (family 20) House servant RC both Cork, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Jeremiah Vaughan, and Anne Leahy baptised male Philip at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36261
Phillip Vaughan, died 6m male Melbourne 1842 #38374 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Jeremiah Vaughan and Anne Leahy christened Philip 1842, Margaret 1843,John 1845, Thomas 1847
Jermiah Vaughan Corio St Geelong dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Jeremiah Vaughan, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Corio St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Jeremiah Vaughan Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Jeremiah Vaughan Owned Property Corio & Malop Streets Geelong - Freehold Property
Jeremiah Vaughan shoemaker Corio street North Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
Rev John Vaughan (Cabin 1) Cabin Came aboard at Cape of Good Hope, for Sydney, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mr J Vaughan sailed from Port Albert 24 Sep 1843 for Hobart arrived 27 Sep Comet
Mary Vaughan 18 (single woman 58) House maid RC reads Clare, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Mrs Mary Ann Vaughan milliner Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Vaughan Cabin Passengers, arrived Mon 24 Feb 1840 from Liverpool on the Columbian
Mr Vaughan, with Mrs arrived 17 Apr 1842 from Newcastle on the Timbo
Mrs Vaughan, cleared 16 Aug 1842 for Singapore via Sydney. on the Platina
Dr Vaughan Cleared out from Port Phillip 11 April 1843 for Sydney Perseverance
Mr and Mrs Vaughan arrived at Port Phillip 11 Nov 1843 from Launceston on 2 Nov Henry
Pat Vaughan 23 (single man 44) Labourer RC both Clare, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Patrick Vaughan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Patrick Vaughan wed Winefred Hawley in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Margaret 1846
Patrick Vaughan, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Thomas Vaughan 28 hus (family 35) Labourer RC both Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mary Vaughan 26 wife of Thomas (family 35) RC both Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Benjamin Vaughan 0 son of Thomas (family 35) RC Cork, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Thomas Vaughan, and Mary Vaughan baptised female Elizabeth at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #298
Thomas Vaughan and Mary christened Honora 1843, Ellen 1845, Richard 1846
Thomas Vaughan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Thomas Vaughan, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Thomas Vaughan carter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Travers H Vaughan Esq. sailed from Hobart 21 Dec 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Eagle
Lieut TH Vaughan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
TH Vaughan Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Travers H Vaughan, charged with firing a gun - he missed the rabbit he aimed at. - source Port Phillip Herald 5 June 1845
Tavers H Vaughan gentleman Queen street, Source - 1847 Directory
T G Vaughton Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Vaughton List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Jane Vaugher / Vaughan 18 (single woman 68) House maid RC reads Pembroke arrived 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Guy Vaughton Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Daniel Vauntier in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Mrs Daniel Vauntier in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Daniel Vautier freehold Darebin Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Daniel Vautier Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 10-11 am election of Representatives for Legislative Council
Daniel Vautier Darabin Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Mr and Mrs Vautier with child and servant departed from Port Phillip for London on the barque 'Vixen' 5 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 8 Apr 1845
Daniel Vautier, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Darebin Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Mr Vautier was living in the house owned by Mr Spenser (who was on a tour of Europe) when it burnt down, reported on Page 2, Thu, May 14, 1846, The Port Phillip Herald. Fire started in the joists of the upper story running into the chimney.
Joseph Vautier, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Joseph Vautier farmer Plas Newydd Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
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