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I first began this site 16 July 2007, and this revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.
The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

Captain Waddell master departed from Launceston on 26 July 1838 for Port Fairy on the Bolina
Captain Waddell master arrived at Launceston on 4 Sep 1838 from Portland Bay the barque on the Bolina
Captain Waddell master departed from Launceston on 26 Sep 1838 for Port Fairy on the Bolina
Captain Alexander Stewart Waddell, master arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Captain Waddell master Cleared out 31 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for London Aden
Waddell master arrived 14 Jan 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert on 7 Jan on the Sylvanus
Captain Waddell master arrived 2 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney, on the Aden , source local newspapers
Captain Waddell master, sailed 28 Mar for London, on the Aden , source local newspapers
James Waddell 19 (single man 31) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Mr JS and Mrs Waddell, departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the barque 'Mona' 14 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 19 Oct 1840
Mr and Mrs Waddel arrived 23-Oct 1840 from Launceston on 10 Oct on the Mona
Mr and Mrs Waddell sailed 26 Nov 1840 for Launceston on the Gem
Mr and Mrs Waddel departing 2 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Scout
Mr and Mrs Waddell arrived 27 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Mr James Waddle cleared out from Port Phillip 20 Nov 1843 for Hobart arrived 29 Nov Bandicoot
John Waddell arrived 20 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 15 Sep Shamrock, source local newspapers
John Waddell Directory 1847 publican Wannon River
John Waddell publican Wannon River, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Wade arrived 25 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from London - left Deal 25 Dec on the Arab, source local newspapers
Mr Wade arrived 29 Aug 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert 19 Aug John and Charlotte, source local newspapers
Thos Waddell 24 (single man 47) Labourer Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Thomas Waddell List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Waddell Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
William Waddell and Agnes christened Agnes 1841, Barbara 1843
William Waddle, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Mr F Wade departed from Launceston on 10 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Industry
John Wade aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Joseph Wade, Steerage passenger arrived 25 Apr 1844 from London on the Arab
Mr Wade sailed 13-Jan 1840 for Hobart Town on the Maria
Sarahann Wade 22 (single woman 54) House servant Prot both Rutlandshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Sarah Anne Wade wed John Jonas in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Thomas Wade and Maria christened Catherine Ann 1841, Thomas Harvey 1844
Thomas Wade agriculturist Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wade 25 hus (family 38) Carpenter Prot both Rutlandshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Maryann Wade 25 wife of William (family 38) Bonnet maker Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Maryann Wade 15 months dau of William (family 38) Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
William Wade 25 hus (family 38) Carpenter Prot both Rutlandshire arrived 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Maryann Wade 25 wife of William (family 38) Bonnet maker Prot both arrived 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Maryann Wade 15 months dau of William (family 38) Prot both arrived 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mary Ann Wade, died female Melbourne 1842 #410 Independent Congregational Melbourne
William Wade, member of Unwin's special survey was charged by Henry Hoskin with shooting his pig when it invaded Wade's house. Source - PPH 5 July 1844
Wm Wade Gipps Land License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
William Wade List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr W Wade arrived 4 Nov 1844 at Launceston from Port Albert Alpha, source local newspapers
William Wade aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
William Wade Correspondence 1844 Alberton 1 216
William Wade agriculturist Carlton Estate Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Wadeson Purchased land ,Page 89 2 roods Warringal lot 20. Deeds dated
Laurence Wadeson 2 roods Warringal lot 22. Deeds dated 23rd January 1847
Lawrence Wadeson Owned Property Warringal - Freehold Property
Laurence Wadeson farmer Heidleberg, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wadsworth wed Mary Ann Coulter in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Wager arrived at Port Phillip 5 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 20 Sep Scout
Edward Waghorn Cleared out from Port Phillip 11 May 1843 for Port Fairy and Portland Sally Ann
G Waghorn Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
George Waghorn in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
George Waghorn wed Elizabeth Nooman in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened John Thomas 1846
George Waghorn horticulturist Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Maria Waghorn, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Maria Waghorne wed Denis Leary in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Jacob Wagner wed Dorothy Moore in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Jacob Wigner arrived at Port Phillip 17 Nov 1843 from Hobart Flying Squirrel
Jacob Wagnor overseer Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Wagstaff arrived at Port Phillip 5 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 20 Sep Scout
Thomas Wagstaff List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
W Rankin Waigh freehold off Bourke Lane Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Waigh/Waugh cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
John Wainbridge arrived at Port Phillip 17 Nov 1843 from Hobart Flying Squirrel
George Wainwright wed Mary Crow in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Fran 1843
Phoebe Wainwright wed William Watt in 1840 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Waite, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
John Waite, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
John Waite settler Kangaroo Ground Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wait, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Paul Pry' 26 Aug 1841 - source Launceston Courier 30 Aug 1841
William Wait drowned 11 Sep 1841 departed 26 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip 11 Sep 1841 when Paul Pry was shipwrecked
William Waite, arrived at Port Phillip from Portland Bay on the schooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth 28 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
John Hoe Waitley (Steerage, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mr W Waitham arrived 15 Mar 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish, source local newspapers
Christina Waivers, Isabella Waivers sand Thomas Waivers sailed 7-Oct 1840 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
Thomas Wake aged 19 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Ellen Wakefield wed William Hall Geary in 1847 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Samuel Wakefield in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Samervill Wakfield Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Captain Wakeham arrived Mon 24 Feb 1840 from Liverpool on the Columbian
John Wakeman wed Elizabeth Ahrrin in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened Elizabeth 1845, John 1847
Mr J Wakeshaw sailed 1 July 1840 for Hobart on the Majestic
John Waland sailed 4 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for London on the Platina, source local newspapers
Anne Waliden 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Ann Walder List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Ann Walden, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
GR Walden List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr C Walden Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Lookin
Elizabeth Walder List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Elizabeth Walden, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
George Walder 28 (disallowed) arrived 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
GR Waldon, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
G R Walden - Walden Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
George R Walden in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
George Walden wed Mary Millen in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Georgina Howard 1845
J Walden Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
J Walden Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
George Walder 28 (disallowed), came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Joan Waldie wed George Coghill in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Waldie Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Waldie settler Bunninyong, Source - 1847 Directory
Waldie & Duncan in a partnership settlers Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Waldie see Duncan & Waldie in a partnership settlers Wydnholm Bunninyong, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Waldim / Waldin 20 (single woman 68) Laundress Prot Both Co. Queens, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Jane Waldron wed 1842 #4487 to John Emerson at Church of England St James, Melbourne

from on Saturday, 10 November 2012
Hi again Elizabeth, I can't trace Jane Waldron with total certainty, but I think she is the Jane Waldim that was on the same ship out as John Emerson. Hard to imagine there weren't some romances given the length of the voyage. John and Jane were married exactly 1 month after they arrived - the main reason for the shipboard romance theory. It also makes sense that they were both Irish Protestants. John and Jane both died in Bendigo. Their son, William, who was a bit of a horror story went to Tasmania and he is my wife's ancestor. A long story!! With best wishes. Thanks again. Chris

Thomas Walding 21 (single man 27) Labourer Prot both Northampton employed by Major McCallum arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
John Walduck Departed from Launceston on 5 Feb, 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Enterprise
William Waldock, Maria and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Mr B Waldron departed from Hobart on 10 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr Waldron departed from Hobart for Port Phillip on 30 Aug 1838 on the Adelaide
William Waldron aged 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Captain Douglas Wales (Staff 1), came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Captain Wales master at Melbourne cleared out 5 Jan 1841 arrived Sydney 14 Jan 1841 on the Orient

From on Sunday, 13 May 2012
Dear Elizabeth
Capt. Douglas Wales was my great-grandfather and Harbour Master of Port Louis, Mauritius. It seems that the Captain who brought the immigrants in his ship The Orient is one and the same.
I am the grandaughter of Louisa Laura Wales his last but one child with Suzanne de la Volpeliere in Mauritius.
Sincerely, Gillian (Jill) Noakes
Using Lloyds Shipping Register, from 1 July 1840 to 30 June 1841 I found the Orient listed as one of 4 with this name, with tares of 256 tons (Sw, Nicholson Master and Owner), 106 (Bg, J Smith master, Phillips Owner), 474 (S, Taylor) and 596 tons, (T White Master and Owner). From the Introduction, Sw=Snow, Bg=Brig, S=Ship, and Bk=Barque
In the 1841-2 edition, the vessels named Orient are mastered by Nicholson, J Smith and Taylor. The change is for the ship of 596 tons, where T White is replaced, blank for Owner, and to Wales as Captain.
1844-5 two named Orient, the Snow of 106 tons has W Allen as Master, Caldwell as Owner, the ship of 596 tons has Wales as Master
1846-7, the ship is now a Barque of 598 tons, Master is D Wales
1847-8 the Barque named Orient is now also owned by D Wales
1848-9 the Orient is owned by J Griffiths and Master is not listed
1850-51 the Master of the Barque Orient is P Cory.


Hector Wales departed 22 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Fox
Mr H Wales arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton- source Launceston Courier 25 Sep 1841
Hector Wales departed Launceston 14 Jan 1843 for Portland Minerva
Mr Wales departed from Launceston on 8 Nov 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
Mr Wales arrived 26 Mar at Melbourne, from Launceston in 1841 Tamar
Mr W Wales departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, on the Essington
Thomas Wales steerage 4 Feb 1840 Madras and cleared for Launceston in steerage
Mr W Wales departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, on the Essington - source Launceston Courier 6 Dec 1841
William Wales and Mary christened John 1846
Mr E Walford on 21 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
Edward Walford wed Isabella Hasell in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Edward Walford, letter at Geelong Post Office 25 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 Mar 1844
Edward Walford Owned Property Fyans Street Geelong - House & Land
Mr F Walford departing 15 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
F Walford, 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
Mr Walford arrived 2-Jul 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mrs Walford sailed 6-Jul 1840 for Launceston on the Tamar
Mr F Walford departing 15 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Walford arrived 1 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
A Walker, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 114 acres and 2 town allotments - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Alexander Walker, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Alexander Walker Correspondence 1847 sold Western Port Slenalbyn to Mackenzie, John Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne
Archibald Walker 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
Archibald Walker 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Archibald Walker List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
B Walker wife and 3 chn Steerage arrived 8 June 1840 from Liverpool via Launceston on the Majestic and imported 1 bag potatoes from Tasmania
Benjamin Walker, and Catherine Kenny baptised Benjamin 1840, female Catherine at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #17
Benjamin Walker, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Betty Walker 15 dau of Mary (49 single woman) Housemaid Prot Rinfort?, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Captain Walker Ship's Master arrived 24 Dec 1840 from Newcastle, out 8 days, on the Eamont
Captain Walker master arrived 30 Nov 1844 at Melbourne from Adelaide on 24 Nov on the Mary White, source local newspapers
Captain Walker master Arrived 26 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip on 16 Jan, on the Fomont
Capt Samuel Walker Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Cath Walker 15 dau of Mary (50 single woman) Housemaid Prot Argyle, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Catherine Miller Walker wed Alexander Mclarty in 1845 at Presbyterian
C Walker Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Charles Walker, with wife and 2 chn departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay on the schooner 'Teazer' 23 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 24 Jul 1845
Charles Walker aged 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Charles Walker aged 20 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
David Walker 39 with wife Catherine 36, Farm servant Perth, employed by Mr Ferret, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Catherine Walker 36 wife of David, with Margaret 8, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
D Walker cleared from Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 2 March Tamar
David Walker, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
David Walker labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Duncan Walker 14 son of Mary (13 Steerage), came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Elijah Walker and Elijah died 1846 Male child aged 12 at Geelong
Elizabeth Walker wed Thomas Goodisson in 1845 at Independent Congregational
George Walker arrived 23 May 1844 from Launceston on 11 May on the Tamar, source local newspapers
George Walker and Amelia christened Ann 1844
Henry Walker - hus (Steerage 5) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Mary Walker - wife of Henry (Steerage 6) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Edward Walker 3 son of Henry (Steerage 7) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Henry Walker Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Henry Walker carpenter Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Hugh Walker Cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar, on the Midlothian
Hugh Walker assistant accountant Bank of Australasia Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Hugh Walker 18 son of Betty (48 single man) Labourer Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Hugh Walker in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Hugh Walker, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Hugh Walker 12 Feb 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Hugh Walker List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Hugh Walker wed Eliza Adelaide Blott in 1847 at Independent Congregational Melbourne
Hugh Walker Owned Property Little Scotland Geelong - House & Land
Mr H Walker Arrived at Launceston on 18 Apr 1839 from Port Phillip on the Perseverance
Mr H Baker Walker arrived 5 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 24 June Hawk, source local newspapers
Mr H Walker arrived 8 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston 2 Oct 1844 Scout, source local newspapers
H Walker settler St. Germain's Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr James Walker arrived 19-Jan 1840 from Launceston 14 Jan 1840 on the Lord Hobart - source Port Phillip Herald 21 Jan 1840
James Walker 19 (Steerage) came 8 Nov 1840 on the Perfect
James Walker 19 steerage passenger arrived 8 Nov 1840 from Greenoch on the Perfect
James Walker 25 hus (family 34) Farm servant Prot both Armaugh, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Martha Walker 21 wife of James (family 34) Farm servant Prot both Armaugh, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
James Walker 21 hus (family 22) Joiner Prot Both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Margt Walker 23 wife of James (family 22) came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Mr J Walker arrived 7 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair - source Launceston Courier 13 Dec 1841
James Walker wed Isabella Wardlaw in 1842 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong, christened Elizabeth 1843, James Searly 1846-1847
James Walker, wed Isabella Wardlaw 1842 #711 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Walker, Steerage, (12 for Port Phillip and 13 for Sydney) arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
James Walker Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
James Walker Steerage arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
James Walker cleared out from Port Phillip 16 Dec 1843 for Hobart arrived 22 Dec Flying Fish
James Walker wed Anne Mere in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened James 1845, John 1847
James Walker List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Walker labourer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Walker store keeper off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Walker, 21, House servant, Prot reads Argyleshire, arrived 26 Jan 1842 from Greenock on the Robert Benn
Jane Walker Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Janet Walker, wed Robert Miller 1842 #849 Independent Melbourne
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