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Daniel Watters List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Anne Clarke Watton, female wed Achison French 1842 #4502 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Harriet Maria Watton, female wed James Moore 1842 #4501 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Watton of Mount Rouse appointed magistrate, 15 Jan 1844 by His Excellency the Governor source PPH News 6 Jan 1844 , source local newspapers
John Edward Watton, Mount Rouse has submitted his testimonial of qualification as Medical Witness at Inquests is a 'Legally qualified Medical Practicioner'. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Jan 1845
Thomas Watton, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Alexander Watt Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Alexander Watt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Alexander Watt, bought from Thomas Arnold, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Alexander Watt Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mr C Watts departed from Launceston on 27 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Mr D Watt departed from Hobart 2 Mar 1838 for Portland Bay and Calcutta on the Mary
Edward Watt, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Henry' 26 Feb 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 27 Feb 1845
Fanny Watts 27 (single woman 38) Dairy maid, Prot, Dorset, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Francis Watts wed Stephen Moor in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Frederick Watts and Anne christened Jane Elizabeth 1847
George Watt Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Captain George Watts Ship's Master arrived 26-Jan 1840 from Hobart 14 Jan on the Blossom
George Lewis Watts wed Lydia Bowen in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
George Watts wed Jane Coghlen in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Watts 31 hus (family 68) Labourer Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Susan Watts 30 wife of George (family 68) Housemaid, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Thomas Watts 0 son of George (family 68) born on board, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
George Watts and Susan christened Nathaniel George 1843, Sarah Eliza 1845 died, Joseph 1846
George Watts, 9 Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Mary Watts, 29 Wife Dressmaker Prot reads Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Henry Watts, 5 Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
George Watts List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Watt, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
George Watts, Elizabeth and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
George Watts came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
George Watts Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
George Watts waterman William Town, Source - 1847 Directory
George Watts shoemaker Charles street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr H Watts Esq. and Mr H Watts jun, Esq. cleared at the Custom House Launceston, on 1 July 1836 for Portland Bay, on the Elizabeth
Mr H Watts Departed from Launceston, on 18 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Pickwick
Henry Watts 23 (single man 48) Shepherd RC reads Berkshire, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Henry Watts wed Mary Abbott in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Henry Watts, and Mary Abbott baptised male Richard at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #459
Henry Watts, and Mary Abbott christened William 1844, Elizabeth 1846
Henry Watts wed Sarah Ann Biggs in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Mary Elizabeth 1847, Sophia 1847
Henry B Watts storekeeper Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Watt Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
James Watts, Veterinary Surgeon will be in Corio for about a fortnight, will castrate any horses, or other orders. Source - Geelong Advertiser 25 July 1844
James Watts, 30 Hus Labourer Prot reads Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Mary Watts, 29 Wife Dressmaker Prot reads Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
George Watts, 9 and Henry Watts, 5 Prot Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
James Watts, and Mary baptised Mary Ann at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12755
Mary Ann Watts, died 1m female Melbourne 1842 #3699 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
James Watts and Mary christened James 1844, Mary 1846, Ann 1847
James Watts with Peter Stratton 5 Apr 1844 when they killed two men Robbery, source local newspapers
James Watts 25 (single man 29) Labourer Prot both Stirling Left on his own account arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
James Watts wed Elizabeth Gillis in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
James Watts and Elizabeth Gillis christened James 1845
James Watt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
James Watts labourer Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
James Watts, and Peter Stratton were found in Melbourne and put safe in custody charged with bushranging William Holms and John Buchanan who both died of their wounds. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Apr 1844
Jane Watt 24 (single woman 25) Nurse maid Prot both Edinburgh, died 1 May on the William Abrams
Mrs Jane Watts in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mrs Janetta Watt Arrived at Sydney 25 June 1839 from Port Phillip on 15 June on the Susannah Ann
Janetta Watt, female wed John Hornby 1842 #4656 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Hornby and Janetta Watt christened Georgina Brunswick 1843
John Watt 29 with wife, Sawyer, Presbyterian from Aberdeenshire employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Anne Watt 29 wife of John with Anne 0, Dairymaid, Presbyterian from Aberdeenshire employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
John Watt labourer wife Anne dau Anne born 15 Oct 1839 baptised 5 Jan 1840 by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
John Watt and Anne christened Mary 1841, William 1844, Charles Campbell 1845
Mary Watt, died 1 female Melbourne 1842 #333 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Watt / Wall 2nd Mate (Staff 4) arrived 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
John Watts 25 hus (family 49) Wheelwright RC Both London, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Margaret Watts 21 wife of John (family 49) Housekeeper RC neither, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Thirisa Watts 1 dau of John (family 49) RC neither, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
John Watts and Margaret Nelson christened Anne 1843
John Watt freehold Wrights Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Watt, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
John Watt wed Mary Ann Stewart Mcvea in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
John Watt farmer Pascoevile Moonee Ponds, Source - 1847 Directory
John Watt Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
L W Watt Mrs Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Margaret Watt, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 60 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Margaret Watt wed George Turnbull in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Margaret Watt wed Walter Coates in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Watt departed from Sydney on 18 June 1837 for Launceston via Port Phillip on the James Watt
Mr Watt departed from Hobart on 4 Nov 1837 for Port Philip on the Lady Franklin
Mrs Watt Arrived at Sydney 2 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on 26 Dec, on the Success
Mr Watt Arrived at Sydney on 4 Sep 1839 from Port Phillip on 23 Aug on the Jane and Emma
Mr Watt Departed from Sydney on 6 Oct 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mr Watts arrived 14-Feb 1840 from Sydney 24 Jan, on the Mary Ridgeway
Mr and Mrs Watt arrived 15 Feb 1840 from Sydney 5 Feb, on the Elizabeth
Mr Watts arrived 25-Jul 1840 from Sydney on 6 May on the Curlew
Mrs Watts and child (Cabin) cleared for London 6 March 1841 on the Rookery
Peter Watts, arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the brig 'Lord Hobart' 14 Feb 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 18 Feb 1840
PD Watt, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Peter Watt Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Phoebe Watts, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 has a forged order in name of William Cox
Richard Watts arrived 29 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Scout brig
Robert Watts labourer wife Ellen dau Anne Watts born 7 Nov 1838 baptised 26 May 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Robert Watts labourer wife Ellen son James Watts born 3 Sep 1839 baptised 22 Sep 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Robert Watts and Hellen Emily christened Annes 1839, James 1839, Robert 1841, William 1844, Emily Georgina 1847
Ross Watt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
Ross Watt and Lillias christened Janet Campbell 1844, James 1846
Ross Watt, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Ross Watt, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Ross Watt, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Ross Watt settler Stainforth's station Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Watt, in Jan 1839 employed John McNaughton aged 24, Gardener, who came on the Hope
Thomas Watt carpenter, wife Margaret son Peter Hugh McLean Watt born 4 Sep 1839 baptised 17 Oct 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Thomas Watts 21 (single man 28) Labourer RC neither Co Clare employed by Daniel Jennings arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Thomas Watt 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
T Watts, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Timothy Watts, Jury enpannelled 11 May, p3 - 21 May 1842 Melbourne Times
Timothy Watts house Little Collins St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Timothy Watts, House Lane off Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Timothy Watt labourer Lonsdale lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Watt wed Phoebe Wainwright in 1840 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Directory 1847 Collins lane
William Watts, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 husband of Phoebe Watts convicted of forging note passed by his wife.
William Watts, departed from Launceston for Portland on the schooner Minerva 7 Mar 1843 - source Launceston Courier 13 Mar 1843
William Watt freehold 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 Watt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
William Watt House Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
William Watt, letter at Geelong Post Office 12 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 12 Feb 1844
William Watts, charged with being an armed robber. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 30 Mar 1844
William Watts 22 (single man 30) Labourer Prot both Stirling employed by Michael Duncan Melbourne arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
William Watt, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
William Watt, House Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
William Watt 8 Aug 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
William Watt List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Watt labourer Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr WJ Watt News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
WJ Watt in list of Burgesses asking George Sinclair Brodie to stand for LaTrobe Ward, dated 20 Sep 1843
Watt & Ross in a partnership settlers Rolling Oak Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Augustus Waugh 30 hus (family 15) Smith Prot both Rodaster?, came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Mary Waugh 28 wife of Augustus (family 15) came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Alice Waugh 9, Ellen Waugh 6, Betty Waugh 4 and James Waugh 1 chn of Augustus (family 15) came 29 Nov 1841 on the Frances
Augustus Waugh and Mary christened Mary Ann 1844
David Waugh 18 (single man 23) Farm servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
David Waugh wed Jane Smith in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Thomas 1847
D L Waugh Dallatite Devilís Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Marianne Waugh 25 (single woman 71) House maid RC both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mary Ann Waugh cleared on 23 Oct 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 25 Oct for Port Albert Mariner, source local newspapers
Marianne Waugh christened Philip 1844
Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Mary Ann Waugh died 1846 Female aged 34 at Melbourne
Mr Waugh (Cabin) Departed for Sydney 2 Feb 1841 on the Ariadne
Robert Waugh 35 with wife 32 and 2 sons, Baker, came to NSW on the Garrow and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
Waugh has convicts assigned to him - Patrick Tierney came 1840 on the Recovery is John Lloyd came 1836 on the Moffat is John Heaton came 1832 on the Camden
Robert Waugh, and Isabella baptised Henry Golden 1840, female Amelia Henderson at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #716
Robert Waugh baker Queen-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Waugh and Isabella christened George Alexander 1843
George Alexander Waugh, aged 25 months died of croup, youngest son of Robert Waugh of Little Bourke St. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Oct 1845
Robert Waugh freehold Bourke Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Waugh Shop Bourke Lane Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
R Waugh, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Robert Waugh, did not answer when called upon for duty as Special Constable, by His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Robert Waugh baker Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Waydon List No 12, 31 Dec 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Wavers labourer Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Wayling arrived 13-Jun 1840 from Sydney on 6 June on the Cumberland
Richard Wayman with wife and child arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the cutter 'Hero' 8 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 11 March 1845
Richard Wayman and Mary christened Elizabeth Cath Mary 1845, Emily Eliza 1845
To Depasture Stock.Murray Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Henry Waymark in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Henry Waymark News - Insolvent Court first hearings for him 1843
Thomas Longrid Wayth wed Elizabeth Caroline Mouritz in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Isabella 1844
TE Waythe, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
ES Wayth, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Thomas Wayth, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mr Wayth to consider applicants for position of Kalkallo Poundkeeper after Mr Reeves was dismissed. source PPH 17 Oct 1843
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