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Joseph Walsham aged 28 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Weston Walsingham Correspondence 1847 Broken River 2 15 Transferred from F Desanclos
John Walton, male wed Mary Michan 1842 #4552 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Henry Walters, male wed Ann Coyle 1842 #4475 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Henry Walters and Ann Coyle christened Margaret 1845
John Walters labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Walter, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Mr Walter (Cabin 9) came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Thomas Walters in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Thomas Walters List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Walters sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Captain Walton master came 20 Oct 1841 on the Brothers
Miss E Walton, sailed 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 12 Feb, on the Socrates
Emily Walton, 18 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Emily Walton Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Isaac Walton aged 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Dr and Mrs Walton and 5 sons and 4 dau arrived at port Phillip 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 12 Feb, on the Socrates - source Port Phillip Herald 18 Feb 1840
Miss A Walton, Master E Walton, Miss F Walton sailed 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 12 Feb, on the Socrates
Master H Walton, Master J Walton, Master L Walton sailed 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 12 Feb, on the Socrates,
Miss M Walton and Master W Walton sailed 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 12 Feb, on the Socrates
Walton Dr Djew-er-ri-wah River Ex Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Walton Directory 1847 superintendent of St. James' Asylum
John Walton 35 hus (family 44) Labourer Prot both Lancashire, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Sarah Walton 34 wife of John (family 44) Housekeeper, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mary Walton 10 dau of John (family 44) came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
John Walton wed Mary Michan in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Thomas 1844, Elizabeth 1845 died
John Walton gardener off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Walton superintendent of St. James' Asylum, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Walton sailed 7 Sep 1837 from Hobart for Port Phillipon the Adelaide
Mr Walton cleared from Port Phillip 18 Feb 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 March Jane and Emma
Ralph Walton witness to wedding of 10 Apr 1839 John Thomas Smith to Ellen Pender at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Ralph Walton wed 3 Jul 1839 to Sarah Haris witnesses CA Jennings at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Ralph Walton witness to wedding 2 Oct 1839 John Stone to Martha Carey at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Ralph Walton witness to wedding 7 Oct 1839 Donald Kennedy to Ann Carolan at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Ralph Walton auctioneer Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Ralph Walton, and Sarah baptised Ann 1841, Mary at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #12922
Ralph Walton and Sarah Harris christened Thomas William 1846
Ralph Walton parish clerk King street, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Walton 30 Steerage, Farmer Steerage paid and stayed in Melb, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Robert Walton in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Walton aboriginal wife baptised 7 May 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Thomas Walton and Eliza christened Thomas 1839,
Thomas Walton publican Little Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
T Walton, jury for Fri 16 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
T Walton, second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Thomas Walton 33 hus (family 67) Smith Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Mary Walton 31 wife of Thomas (family 67) Housemaid, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Thomas Walton 22 hus of Eliza (family 35) Labourer Prot both Buckinghamshire arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Eliza Walton 24 wife of Thomas (family 35) Prot neither Buckinghamshire arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Eliza Walton 1 died 21 July durng voyage dau of Thomas (family 35) Prot Buckinghamshire on the Lord William Bentinck
Thomas Walton List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Walton and Eliza christened Eliza Mary Ann 1845
Thomas Walton, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Henry' 28 Jan 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1845
Thomas Walton, Little Bourke St Horse and Jockey' postponed annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Thomas Walton wed Mary Ann Bruce in 1845 at Church of England
Thomas Walton Letter at Post-office unclaimed
Thomas Walton groom Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Walton plasterer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Walton farrier Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
John Waltrop and Anne Coyle christened Mary 1843
James Wamley / Wambey 19 (single man 51) Labourer Prot Both Lancashire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
John Wanes, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Sir John Franklin' 25 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 31 Jan 1842
Mr Wanee arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
Samuel Wane, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 22 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Henry Wanklin and Ellen Driscoll christened Ellen 1847, James 1847, John 1847
Mr W Want arrived 15 Feb 1840 from Sydney, on the Dorset
Mr Want cleared on 21 Sep 1844 and sailed from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 24 Sep Scout, source local newspapers
Miss Warburton, cabin arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwright
B Warby arrived 24-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 19 Aug on the Black Swan - source Port Phillip Herald 25 Aug 1840
Benjamin Warby, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Benjamin Warby, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Captain Warcus master arrived 09 Apr 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Flinders
Captain Warcus master Arrived at Port Phillip 18 May 1843 from Sydney on 30 April Ellen and Elizabeth
George Warcus wed Amelia Conway in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Warcus, and Amelia baptised Emma Datchus at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #13026
George Warcus farrier Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
George Warcus died 1858 aged 40 Bourke lane
James Warcus in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Robert Warcus settler Welwalrook County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Abraham Ward wed Harriet Ridley in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Abraham Ward, and Harriet baptised female Martha at Church Of England St Stephens, Portland born at Portland 1842 #30591
christened Harriet 1843, Sarah Lane 1845
Abraham Ward - Arrendoorong, transferee Richard, Nolan The Travellers Inn Name of Surety Walter Birmingham, Portland from 25 May to 30 June 1844. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 25 May 1844
Abraham Ward - Arrendoorong, transferee Richard, Nolan The Travellers Inn Name of Surety Abraham Edward Alexander Portland and Owen Reiley, Portland from 25 May to 30 June 1844. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 25 May 1844
Benjamin Ward aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Biddy Ward 25 (single woman 69) Housemaid RC neither Galway, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Bridget Ward List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Biddy Ward wed James Bartlet in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Bridget Ward, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Captain Ward master arrived 7 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 30 July, on the Emma
Catherine Ward 21, Single woman 41, Servant Galway RC both, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Catherine Ward 21, Servant, not engaged, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Catherine Ward wed John Smith in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Charles Ward and Mary drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Chas Hy Ward aged 15 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Christopher Ward wed Catherine Ryan in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Christopher William Ward wed Margaret White in 1845 at Church of England christened William Isaac 1847
Captain Ward master arrived 7 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 30 July, on the Emma
Edwin Ward aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Frederick Ward aged 25 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot wed Ann Greening in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
James Ward 27 hus (family 40) Labourer RC both Rosamore, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Frances Ward 25 wife of James (family 40) Labourer RC both Rosamore, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
John Ward 2 son of James (family 40) RC Rosamore, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
James Ward and Winifred Farrell christened George 1847, James 1847, William 1847
Jane Ward 22 (single woman 57) General servant, Prot reads, Wexford, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Jane Ward wed John Bennell in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Directory 1847 boatman Williams Town
John Ward Convict came 1838 on the Bengal Merchant assigned to D Cameron Esq.
John Ward, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838. Convicted at Warwick Quarter Session for a term of 10 years. [Sentence] to be computed from 24 October being sentence 1 week. (59 named John Ward in Convict registers.)
John Ward departed from Launceston on 14 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Perseverance
John Ward wife Mary Ann Moore dau Mary Ann Ward born 10 Aug 1839 baptised 7 Nov 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Mary Ann Ward baptism sponsors were Henry Johnson and Ellen Brennan born 10 Aug 1839 baptised 7 Nov 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
John Ward and Anne Mary christened Mary Anne 1839
John Ward cabinet maker Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Ward wed Bridget Buckley in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne christened Sarah 1843, William 1845, John 1847, Daniel 1851 - 1879 aged 28, Ellen 1856, all born at Williamstown.
John Ward boatman Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
J Ward, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Mr John Ward departed 8 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes with cargo from London, - source Launceston Courier 15 March 1841
John Ward 33 hus (family 54) Carpenter Prot Both Nottingham, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Ward 29 wife of John (family 54) Servant Prot Both Nottingham, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Emma Ward 4 and Elizabeth Ward 2 daus of John (family 54) Prot Nottingham, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
John Ward and Mary christened John 1843, Mary 1843, William 1844
John Ward 25 (single man 47) Labourer RC neither, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
John Ward, Shop and house Collins Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
John Ward, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
John Ward, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
John Ward, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
John Ward wed Ellen Corry in 1845 at Roman Catholic christened Mary 1846 died
John Ward Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Captain JC Ward master arrived 11 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Batavia 23 Aug Catherine, source local newspapers
Mr L Ward arrived 15-Feb 1840 from Launceston 4 Feb, on the Pickwick
Margaret Ward, 19 single female House Servant RC, reads Donegal, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Margaret Ward wed Matthew Hayles in 1846 at Presbyterian Portland christened Margaret 1845
Martha Ward, Intermediate arrived 27 Sep 1842 from Liverpool on the Ocean
Moses Ward 20 hus (family 21) came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Mary Anne Ward 18 wife of Moses (family 21) came 17 April 1840 on the Glen Huntley
Moses Ward and Mary Anne Dogherty 18 christened Morgan 1841
Moses Ward in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Mr Ward departed from Launceston on 30 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Mr Ward departed from Launceston on 1 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Ward sailed 29-May 1840 for Hobart on the Blossom
Mr Ward Melbourne arrived 6 Jun 1841 from Hobart town on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Mrs Ward 36 died of Phrisitis on 1 May 1841 (Steerage 3) on the William Abrams
Mrs Ward, and son cabin arrived 27 Sep 1842 from Liverpool and departed to Sydney on the Ocean
Mr Ward, Cabin arrived 1 Dec 1843 on the Imaum Of Muscat
Mr Ward cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for Liverpool, on the Imaun of Muscat, source local newspapers
Patrick Ward and Anne Whelan christened Catherine 1841
Patrick Ward aged 31 came Sep 1841 with 223 on the Middlesex with Margt 27
Robert Ward in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Rosanna Ward 20 subject to epileptic fits (single woman 30) Housemaid Prot reads Buckinghamshire Left under her own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park subject to epileptic fits and not eligible for Bounty, Left under her own resources
from 'Somerset Years', Rosanna was refused Bounty - she was constantly ill, and died in hospital two months after arrival.
Thomas Ward given a Pass - From a Snippets web site, Travel pass
Permit Joseph Onus and Robert Williams, Settlers at Richmond, to pass from Windsor to the Station of Benjamin Singleton on Patrick's Plains with the undermentioned cattle and servants viz. 100 head cattle, branded JO on near hip, 40 do branded RW on ditto. Thomas Ward, convict per Henry, assigned servant to Joseph Onus, This pass to be in force for 21 days only from the present date. - Pass issued by the Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 24 October, 1823.
Even in 1823, under the benign governorship of Sir Thomas Brisbane, NSW was still a penal colony ruled by unbending law. This exercise in bureaucracy was for the benefit of Thomas Ward, who had come to the colony in 1823 aboard the vessel, Henry, sentenced to 14 years. Thomas Ward, one of 160 convicts transported on the Henry, April 1823. Sentence details: Convicted at London Gaol Delivery for a term of 14 years on 15 January 1823. Thomas Ward, aged 29, was given 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods.
Thomas Ward wed Jean Aitken 25 Dec 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong T
Thomas Ward and Jean christened Elizabeth 24 May 1846 being born 22 Aug 1845
Elizabeth Ward wed 1859 #2969 to Henry Lazenby Costin and was mother to 14 children
Thomas Ward 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office

From on Friday, 16 September, 2011
I am trying to find out more about the parents of Elizabeth Costin nee Ward. They are Thomas Ward and Elizabeth Aitken (also known as Jane/Jean). I have enclosed the wedding entry for Thomas and Jane, and the Baptism record for Elizabeth.


William Ward 27 (single man 64) Farm Servant Prot both Yorkshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
William Ward and Ellen Warlan christened John 1841
W Ward Mount Macedon Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Ward, died 4m male Melbourne 1842 #38315 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Ward in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
William Ward List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Ward wed Sarah Boxshall in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened Mary Jane 1846, Elizabeth 1847
William Ward aged 31 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Ward farmer South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Wardell Departed from Hobart on 14 July 1839 for Port Phillip, and sailed on 17 July on the Shamrock
Mary Warden, 24 single female House servant Prot both Tipperary arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mary Warden wed James Jones in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Isabella Warlow - Paid own fare (27 Steerage), came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams
Isabella Warlow wed James Walker in 1842 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Isabella Wardlaw, wed James Walker 1842 #711 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Isabella Wardlaw in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Captain Wardle master arrived 12 Apr 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert with cattle on the Sylvanus, source local newspapers
George Wardle, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 18 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
John M Wardle Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Joseph Wardle aged 22 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Mary Wardle, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay and Port Fairy on the scooner 'Ellen and Elizabeth' 17 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
John Wardner, and Mary Walsh baptised male John at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #124
John Wardner and Mary Walsh christened Ellen 1847
John Wardrop aged 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland wed Ann Clerk in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Margaret 1847, Mary 1847
John Wardrop Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Directory 1847 Partners as Wardrop & Clarke settlers Changue
Wardrop & Clarke in a partnership settlers Changue Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
George Ware in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr George Ware arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
James Ware - (Steerage 1) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Jane Ware - (Steerage 2) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Jane Ware, died 16 female Litt 1842 #455 Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne
Jane Warr, female wed Thomas Haley 1842 #4666 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Ware - (Steerage 3) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
John Whare, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Were, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
I G Ware Correspondence Portland Bay Mederanook Koort Koortnong Native Hut Creek Vol 14 p 206 15 2
Joseph Ware aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
June Ware, 20 single female House servant Prot reads Fermanagh arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mr JG Ware source MT 19 Feb Depasturing Licences in Portland Bay -
J G Ware Correspondence Portland Bay Jellahahad 14 303 Transferred from E K Bonstock
J G & T Ware Correspondence sold Portland Bay Mustons Creek & Minjah to Ware, Joseph & John
J.G Were settler Mount Shadwell Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr JK Ware arrived 12 May 1844 at Geelong from Hobart on the Lillias, source local newspapers
Mary Ware - (Steerage 4) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
William Ware and Harriet christened Emma 1843
Mrs Harriet Ware in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
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