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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.

William Wareham wed Esther Forbes in 1844 at Independent Congregational Melbourne christened William 1845
James Wargraves Convict came 1836 on the Moffat assigned to G C Curlewis Esq.
Mr CE Waring Steerage arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
Charles E Waring sailed 4 Jan 1844 for Sydney and arrived 12 Jan on the Glentanner, source local newspapers
Doctor Edward John Waring - Crew 02 'Gratuaity' for 239 souls landed arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Thomas Waring 16 died during voyage son of Edward on the Abberton
Mr Waring cleared on 23 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 25 Oct for Port Albert Mariner, source local newspapers
Dr Waring, is departing for London on the Abberton - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Jan 1845
Mr Wark sailed from Sydney 27 Feb 1844 bound for Port Phillip via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
William Wark arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
John Warley Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Isabella Warlow - (Steerage 27) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Warman, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Warman wed Isabella Anderson in 1847 at Independent Congregational Melbourne
Mr and Mrs Warn arrived 18 Jan 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart and Adelaide on 30 Dec on the Palmyra, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Warn from Adelaide cleared 26 Jan 1844 and sailed 27 Jan from Melbourne for Hobart, on the Palmyra, source local newspapers
Robert Warnell List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Warren / Warne 21 (single man 45) Labourer Prot Both Bonsham, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
John Warnell, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 18 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 24 June 1845
Jacob Warner, fined 35s for allowing 7 cows to stray in Melbourne streets. Source - Melbourne Courier 23 Jan 1846
John Warner wed Mary Welch in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Mary Anne 1843, Elizabeth 1845
John Warner - Ordinary Constable, appointed few months. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
John Warner - jointly with Charles Elmsley, to get License for Confectioner Portland for 6 months to 1 July 1848, surety George Oils. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 71, 15 Jan 1848
Joseph Warner aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mr J Warner arrived at Port Phillip 22 August 1843, from Sydney on 10 Aug Christina
Mr and Mrs Warner arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
Richard Warner aged 15 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Robert Warner 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
Robert Warner 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Thomas Wardner wed Honora Welsh in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong christened Thomas 1844, Henry 1845, John 1847
Thomas Warner, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Thomas Warner Correspondence sold Portland Bay Kinross West to Austin, S J & T
Thomas Warner settler Kinross Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
William Warner List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William S Warner aged 28 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
George Warr 34 hus (family 34) Labourer Prot both Somerset, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Martha Warr 34 wife of George (family 34) Housemaid Prot reads Somerset, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Noah Warr 11 and Hepsebeh Warr 4 chn of George (family 34) Prot Somerset, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Martha Warr in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Mrs Martha Warr List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
from 'Somerset Years', Martha wed 28 May 1830 to George Warr at St Cuthbert's Church, Wells, Somerset
Mary Warr Sponsor of Thomas son of Thomas Cunningham Baptised on 7 June 1841 by Rev Michael Ryan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Robert Warrell and Sarah christened Robert 1844
Robert Warrell, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Robert Warrell, Insolvent Granted Insolvency Certificate. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Robert Warrell farmer Woodstock Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Warren, arrived at Port Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 11 Jul 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Jul 1845
Captain George Warren (Staff 1) came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
George Warren, 21 both was Labourer, trained as Taylor single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 3 Jan 1843, at Dorchester, received 23 Feb 1843, at Dorchester, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr Chirnside Portland Bay district (List a161 and a50)
George Warren Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Warren source CH sailed from Hobart 13 July for Portland schooner Minerva
Sarah Warren 18 gave problem during voyage, Bounty witheld (single woman 59) Housemaid, RC both, Dublin, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Sarah Warren wed Thomas Curtis in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
William Warren List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Warren and Anna christened William Donald 1847
Edward John Warring Esq. Surgeon Superintendent arrived 22 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from London on 18 May and Cork 1 June Abberton, source local newspapers
John Warring 19 (single man 27) Labourer Prot both Northampton Left on his own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Mr Warrington arrived 10 May 1841 at Port Phillip, on the Catherine
Miss Warrick, 1 Intermediate, came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
Samuel Warrick, a man of colour, was charged by Captain Manton of the 'Spirit of St Kilda', with refusing to do his work on board. On reference, however, to the Articles signed by him, he had engaged to proceed to the Indian or China Seas only, and had been taken on a trip to Newcastle, which warranted the Police Magistrate to instruct him to demand his discharge, upon the principle that if a vessel sails from any port and afterwards returns to the same without being forced by stress of weather, the articles of the seamen who have engaged to proceed to any particular port are cancelled. Source Melbourne Times - Sat 4 June 1842, page 3, Police Court Tues 31 May.
Mr G Warson Agent Arrived at Hobart on 4 Jan on the Agnes
George Warwick sailed 7-Oct 1840 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
Mr H Warwick departed from Hobart 2 Mar 1838 for Portland Bay and Calcutta on the Mary
Mr H Warwick Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Gasper Waser Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Roderick Wassick wed Margaret E Boyce in 1844 at Presbyterian Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
John Watchorn cleared out from Port Phillip 12 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 21 Oct Flying Squirrel
Rev William Waterfield (24 Mar 1795-1868) formerly pastor at the Independent Church, Wrexham in North Wales, arrived in Melbourne in May 1838. On 27 May 1838 he preached in the small Church of England building in William Street and described the building as a mere wooden shell incapable of keeping out the cold.
See Aust Dictionary of Biography in December 1837 he sailed from England in the Aberdeenshire, and reached Hobart in the following April and Melbourne in the Adelaide a month later.
Rev Waterfield Congregational minister, in December 1839 Henry Hopkins set the foundation stone of a brick church, Melbourne's first permanent place of worship.
He employed for 5 months Christina Stewart who arrived 27 October 1839 and then wed James Smith (1796-1860), a minister's son who had emigrated from Scotland in 1840 and was teaching at a day school in Collins Street Congregational Church vestry
Rev Waterfield, in Dec 1839 employed Bridget Deverin aged 24, Dressmaker, who came on the William Metcalfe
Rev W Waterfield, 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
William Waterfield Rev Independent Chaplain Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Waterfield, wed Mary Purves 1842 #666 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Waterfield 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
Rev Mr Waterfield and lady Cleared out from Port Phillip 7 July 1843 for Launceston arrived 13 July Tamar
Rev W Waterfield, Independent made 1 vists to Melbourne Gaol in year of 1843. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Jan 1844
He resigned in 1843 and spent his last years in Van Dieman's Land where he died on 17 May 1868. He was buried in the Green Ponds cemetery. He was survived by his daughters; his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Liddell Purvis of Berwick upon Tweed, whom he had married in June 1842, had died at Green Ponds, Tasmania, in April 1865, aged 48.
Waterfield & Budds in a partnership settlers Pleasant Bank Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Waterhouse arrived 11 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Will Watch
James Waterhouse wed Mary Cummings in 1845 at Church of England
J Waterhouse carpenter Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Daniel Waters 26 insulted in fight (single man 16) Carpenter RC both Kildare, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Daniel Waters died 1847 Male aged 33 at Melbourne
David Waters, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
David Waters 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Edmund Waters List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr George Waters departing 10 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
James Waters 24 (single man 46) Shepherd Prot both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
James Waters, 24 single man Labourer RC, reads Dublin, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
James Waters wed Anne Murphy in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Edward 1843, Michael 1845 died, John 1847 Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
James Waters and Sarah christened Robert Hill 1843, Henry Dodd 1845
James Waters, Sponsor of Mary Anne dau of Harry Smith Baptised on 23 Dec 1844 by Rev PB Geoghegan at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
James Waters, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
James sen. Waters &Jun in a partnership farmers Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
John Waters and Alice Hogan christened Mary 1840, Richard 1846
John Waters 31 hus (family 40) Farm servant, RC both, Kilkenny, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Elisha Waters 27 wife of John (family 40) Housemaid, RC both, Kilkenny, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Waters and Elizabeth Hogan of Newtown, parents of James Waters born 27 Oct 1842 and when aged 11 days, was baptised on 7 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne Sponsors are William Humphrey and Judith Holohan - see my Chapman page for this event
John Waters, male wed Johanna Quill 1842 #4498 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Waters died 1847 Male aged 29 at Breakwater
John Waters wed Johanna Quill in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Ann 1846 Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mary Waters 16 (single woman 26) Housemaid Prot reads Richmond, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Silvester Waters 24 (single man 17) Tailor RC both Kildare, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Silvester Waters in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843
Silvester Waters Original Notice, dated 27th April , 1844 . Re-licensed May 27, 1846.
Susannah Waters wed Thomas Elliott in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
W Waters woodcutter punt Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Miss E Waterton arrived 14 May 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 6 May on the Tobago, source local newspapers
William Waterton Convict came 1837 on the Asia assigned to Mess'rs Ryrie
William Waterton, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837. Convicted at York. East Riding Quarter Session for a term of 14 years.
Catherine Watkins departed from Hobart on 18 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Yarra Yarra
Catherine Watkins mark wed 25 May 1839 to George Graham at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Catherine Watkins wed 26 May 1839 to George Graham at St Francis Roman Catholic church
26 May 1839 Fr Geoghegan performed the first Catholic marriage in the Port Phillip district between George Graham and Catherine Watkins
James Watkins Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
James Watkins in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
John Watkins 26 hus (family 31) Farm Servant Prot both Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mary Watkins 26 wife of John (family 31) Servant Prot reads Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Watkins, and Anne Nicholson baptised female Jane at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #279
John Watkins and Anne Nicholson christened Richard 1847
John Watkins wed Anne English in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Watkins labourer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Ann Watkins 18 (single woman 60) House servant Prot Both London, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mary Ann Watkins wed Michael Davis in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr and Mrs Watkins arrived at Launceston 18 Aug 1836 from Port Phillip, on the Enterprise
Mr Watkins arrived 7 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Mr Watkins, teacher Roman Catholic school has 90 boy students. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Oct 1844
Richard Watkins 21 (single man 28) Labourer Prot reads Buckinghamshire employed by Horatio Cooper Darebin arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Thomas Watkins came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Thomas Watling carpenter Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
William Watkins 11 Oct 1835 an adopted lad, arrived on The Enterprize
William Watkins and Ellen Maldowney had son William born 28 Oct 1844 when aged 2 months 2 days,, was baptised on 30 Dec 1844 by Rev Daniel Macelvey, Sponsor is Wimifred Egan - see my Chapman page for this event
William Watkins Broken River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Watkins Geelong Advertiser office Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr W Watkins arrived 24 Sep 1844 at Launceston from Portland Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Watkins see Harrison and Watkins Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Watland freehold Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Watmore 24 hus (family 38) Farmer Prot both Lancashire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mary Watmore 24 wife of William (family 38) Housemaid Prot both Lancashire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Jemima Watmore 1 dau of William (family 38) Prot Lancashire, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Peter Watmough 34 hus (family 63) Carpenter Prot Both Bolton, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Ann Watmough 35 wife of Peter (family 63) Dressmaker Prot Both Bolton, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mary Watmough 14, Susan Watmough 13, Margaret Watmough 8, Eliza Watmough 4 and Martha Watmough 1 dau of Peter (family 63) Prot, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Peter Watmough, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Peter Watmogh night watchman off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
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