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John Weakman, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Scout' 18 Mar 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 March 1845
William Wear and Harriet christened Henry 1844
William Wear and wife cleared 21 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
William Wear, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Mr CE Wearing, Intermediate and For Sydney - arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Mr and Mrs J Weatherhead and 3 chn sailed 9 July 1840 from Port Phillip for Hobart on the Challenger
Thomas Davis Weatherley wed 8 Jan 1838 to Jane Crook witnesses John Page , Mary Crook and John J Rees by Rev James Clow Presbyterian
Thomas Weatherly and Jane christened Mary Ellen 1844
Thomas Weatherly List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Weaven, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 30 June 1843 voted in election 20 June 1843, resident of Portland
Thomas Weaven and Christina Butcher christened William 1844, Emily 1846
Thomas Weaven, voted in Geelong to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Apr 1844
Thomas Weaven, Portland Bay District monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Ann Weaver wed William Smith in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Edward Weaver aged 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
George Weaver brickmaker Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Weaver, wed Mary Gleason 1842 #617 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
George Weaver and Mary Gleason christened Mary Anne 1843, Eliza 1846, George 1846
James Weaver Arrived at Launceston on 18 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
John Weaver arrived 4-Apr 1840 from Hobart on 25 Mar on the Shamrock - source Port Phillip Herald 7 Apr 1840
John Weaver wed Elizabeth Thomson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Isabella 1846
John Weaver Suburbs half mile from Corio Householder List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Sarah Weaver with consent of Official Guardian wed 3 Dec 1839 to William Hone at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Sarah Weaver wed 1 Dec 1839 to Mr Howe she was servant of Rev Wm Waterfield
Sarah Weaver wed William Honan in 1839 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Weaver dwelling-house Portland Bay Electors, resident within the County of Normandy, in Police District of Portland source PPH 9 May 1843
Thomas Weaver Portland District 23 Apr 1844 voted at election of Representatives for Legislative Council
William Weaver 26 hus of Zelpha (family 36) Labourer Prot neither Suffolk arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Zelpha Weaver 21 wife of William (family 36) Prot reads Suffolk arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Maria Weaver 4 dau of William (family 36) Prot Suffolk arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
John Weaver 1 died 19 May, during voyage dau of William (family 36) Prot Suffolk on the Lord William Bentinck
William Wear and wife cleared 21 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
William Weaver and Zelpha/Tilpah christened Louisa 1846, William 1846
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Patrick Wevery, fined 25s for allowing cattle to stray in Melbourne streets. Source - Melbourne Courier 23 Jan 1846
Anne Webb 24 widow (Steerage 12) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Eliza Jane Webb 4 and George Webb 2 chn of Ann (Steerage 14) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Anne Webb wed Samuel Fitzpatrick in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Caroline Webb, 10 Cabin, sister of Major St Lawrence Webb, came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
Caroline Elizabeth Webb died 1873 aged 55, dau of Elizabeth Walker and St Laurence Webb, christened in India
Owned Property Darabin Creek Original Notice, dated 27th April, 1844. Re-licensed May 27, 1846. Darebin Creek - House & Land
Elizabeth Webb wed John Hoare in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Frederick Webb and Emma christened Sarah Elizth Stella 1840
Frederick T Webb, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Frederick Thomas Webb, clerk in the office of Mr Montgomery, the solicitor, was hit by Henry Richardson but did not appear in court, so lost the charge. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Nov 1845
Henry Webb and Catherine Mccarthy christened Mary 1847
James Webb and Susannah christened Frances Rebecca 1841,
James Webb, and Susannah baptised female Sarah Ann at Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #1112
James Webb and Susannah christened Theresa 1844, James Samuel 1846
James Webb freehold Collins Lane LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Webb in list of Burgesses asking George Sinclair Brodie to stand for LaTrobe Ward, dated 20 Sep 1843
James Webb House Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
James Webb News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
James Webb cleared 25 Jan 1844 from Melbourne for Western Port on the Ettrick, source local newspapers
J Webb, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
James Webb, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
James Webb, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
James Webb, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
James Webb builder Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Webb 27 (Single man 73) Labourer Prot both Kings Co on to Sydney on the Neptune
John Webb Arrived at Port Phillip 11 June 1843 from Launceston on 6 June Henry
John Webb, summoned for Jury duty, did not attend, so fined 40 shillings Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
John C Webb Crew came May 1847 with 338 Crew on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Joseph Webb, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Joseph Webb aged 26 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Mr J Webb arrived 23 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Portland and Port fairy Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Major St Lawrence Webb - widower (Cabin 9) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Miss Caroline Webb - sister of Dr (Cabin 10) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Master St Lawrence Webb 15, Master George Webb 14, Master William Webb 11 and Master Richard Webb 7 son of Dr (Cabin 14) came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
From The Gentleman's Magazine, Promotions, page 544, Nov 1835, on 9 Oct - 45th Foot, Capt St Lawrence Webb to be Major.
Major Webb Darabin Creek Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
St Lawrence Webb, 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 fifth hour, 1-2pm
St Lawrence Webb freehold Darebin Creek Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
StLaurence Webb 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
Lieut Lawrence Webb in list of landholders asking Mayor to hold a meeting dated 29 Sep 1843
Lieut Lawrence Webb News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting H Condell, Mayor of Melbourne
Major St Lawrence Webb, foreman jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
St L Webb, second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
St Lawrence Webb Darabin Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Major Webb Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
St.Laurence Webb &Son in a partnership farmers Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Major St Laurence Webb (45th regiment) 1784 - 1868 aged 84, son of Caroline Boyd and George Webb, (his family line goes back without a break to 1690!).
son St Lawrence wed 1862 to Margaret Furlong,
In Port Phillip Clergy, (Major) St. Lawrence WEBB (c1783-1868) (Baptist);
Major Webb obtained 327 acres of land in 1845 from Thomas Walker in what is now Preston.
Mrs Mary Webb, arrived at Prt Phillip from Hobart on the schooner 'Lillias' 2 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 3 June 1845
Mr Webb Departed from Hobart on 6 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip on the Ellen
Mr Webb Arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Port Phillip 21 Nov and Port Phillip Heads 29 Nov on the Ranger
Mr Webb Departed from Sydney on 17 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip on the Prince George
Mr Webb arrived 5-Dec 1840 from Sydney 1 Dec on the Clonmel
Mr Webb sailed 7-Dec 1840 for Launceston on the Clonmel
Mr Webb departed Sydney 10 June 1841 for Port Phillip and Hobart Town on the Sea Horse
Mr Webb 25 June 1841 arrived at Hobart from Port Phillip on 22 June, on the Sea Horse
Mr Webb Sailed 22 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 23 Jan, Seahorse
Mr Webb Melbourne employed James Hooper 25 hus of Mary (family 19) arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Mr Webb arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Webb cleared 21 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Mr Webb cleared Portland 20 Sep 1844 for Melbourne Sally Ann, source local newspapers
Patricius William Webb, appeared to answer a charge of fraud over sale of bales of wool. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Jan 1845
Mr and Mrs RS Webb (customs) departed from Sydney 24 Sep 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Stirlingshire
Robert Saunders Webb 5 October 1836 Sub Collector of Customs arrived on the Stirlingshire,
Robert Saunders Webb, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
RS Webb dau born 13 Dec 1836 first white female child born in the settlement
Robert Saunders Webb Gentleman, wife Ann dau Annie Webb born 15 Dec 1836 baptised 3 May 1837 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Robert Saunders Webb Gentleman, and wife Ann had son William Fisher Webb born 8 Oct 1838 and baptised 26 Dec 1838 at St James Church, Melbourne
Robert Sanders Webb and Ann christened Robert Bennett 1840, Edward 1843, Thomas Prout 1845
Robert S Webb sub collector of Customs New Town Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
RS Webb a householder or proprietor of south-western Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
RS Webb, Melbourne Times 10 Sep 1842 Page 3 Assessor for Gipps land Ward Melbourne Municipal Corporation
Robert Saunders Webb, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Robert Sanders Webb freehold Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Saunders Webb House Collingwood Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
RS Webb Cub-Collector of Customs Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
RS Webb employed Francis Bullock 24 (single man 03) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Robert Saunders Webb gentleman Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
From Page Copyright 2013 by Alexander Romanov-Hughes. Robert Saunders Webb was born 25 Nov 1811 in Totnes, Devon UK and died 19 July 1855 aged 43, at his residence, 16 Upper Montague Street, Montague Square, St. Marylebone, London, England
Robert Sanders Webb and Ann son Edward was christened on 16 Jan 1849 in Corio Terrace, Geelong, Victoria. He died on 8 Apr 1908 in 28 Mt Nod Road, Streatham Hill, London, England.
from a Rootsweb archived letter by John Prout,- two public family trees on Ancestry, BIGGS & GIBNEY, have Ann Fisher born ca1815 in Aylesbury Bucks and died in 1862 (one says she was returning to Aus on ship 'True Britain' and died at sea) The IGI has this for an Ann born in Aylesbury:- ANN FISHER, Christening: 28 APR 1820, Saint Mary, Aylesbury, Bucks Father: FRANCIS FISHER, Mother: SARAH, FRANCIS FISHER & SARAH WHEELER, Marriage: 14 APR 1817, Saint Mary, Aylesbury, But she would be rather young to have married in 1833 so am not sure the birthplace given in those trees is reliable.
Samuel Webb 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Sophia Webb wed Thomas Smith in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne christened Thomas 1840
Susan Webb 35 Widow (Steerage 8) Housemaid RC both Fendragin, Ireland, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
James Webb 15 son, Elizabeth Webb 13 and Catherine Webb 12 dau of Susan (Steerage 8) RC both, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
Elizabeth Webb died 1846 Female aged 19 at Melbourne
John Webb is listed in the 1841 Census as a general dealer, christened in Ireland, living in Shaw St, Greenock. His wife, Susan, and three children James, Elizabeth and Catherine, aren't listed because that year they sailed (without him) for Port Phillip (now Melbourne) Australia on the ship Ariadne. John Webb isn't listed in the 1851 Census at Greenock.
Thomas Webb, 20 both was Shoemaker, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Felony 7 years convicted 8 Mar 1843, at Woodbury, received 7 Apr 1843, at Woodbury, 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 Magill Corio (List a163 and a81)
Mr W Webber arrived at Launceston Mon 9 May 1836 from Port Phillip, on the Champion
William Webb, Insolvent was a sergeant in the Murray District Border Police. Source - Port Phillip Herald 17 Dec 1844
William Webb, late of Murray district late a Sergeant in the Border Police and died in Oct 1844 deceased intestate, estate placed in charge of Deputy Registrar James Denham Pinnock, for collection. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 21 March 1845
William Webb aged 32 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Jane Webber, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
Jane Webber List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr Webber arrived at Port Phillip 13 Feb 1841 from Launceston, on the Paul Pye
Mr Webber arrived 6 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Truelove
William Webber, 31 both was Leather cutter, trained as Rug weaver married crime - Receiving stolen goods 7 years convicted 28 Nov 1842, at Co C Court, received 21 Dec 1842, at Newgate, 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 Lloyd Geelong (List a164 and a01)
William Webly / Webley 23 hus (family 38) Gardener, Prot both, Gloucester, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Ann Webley 27 wife of William (family 38) Housemaid, Prot both, Gloucester, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
William Webly and Anne Mary christened Ann Elizabeth 1841, William 1843
William Webley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
A Webster came Jul 1841 with 39 on the Brilliant
Alexander J Webster tobacconist Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
A Webster cleared 14 August arrived 20 Aug 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Scout brig
Andrew Webster, - Crew arrived 9 Feb 1842 from Leith on the William Nicholl
Anne Webster, 18 single female House Servant RC, reads Co Tyrone, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Anne Webster, female wed Michael Haughey 1842 #35530 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Edmund Phoenix Webster - Webster and Eliza christened Candace Elizabeth 1840, Edmund Phoenix 1847, Mary Elizabeth 1847
Edmund Webster Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843
Captain J Webster Melbourne cleared out 23 Jan 1841 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Captain and Mrs Webster arrived at Launceston 20 April 1838 from Port Phillip, Tamar
Captain and Mrs Webster Arrived at Port Phillip 27 April 1843 from Launceston Tamar
J Webster, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
John H Webster Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
JH Webster, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
JH Webster, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
J.H Webster Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
J.H Webster settler Dropmore Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
J.W Webster settler Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
James Webster JP Mount Shadwell Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Webster, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
James Webster and Elizabeth christened Charles Clement 1844, James Alexander 1847
James Webster J.P. settler Mount Shadwell Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
James Webster, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Webster, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Webster Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
JH Webster Portland Bay District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
L Webster, ceased the partnership with AJ Murray as Publicans in Colac witness Duncan Hoyle. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
Lawrence Webster 3 July 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Lawrence Webster, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
Lawrence Webster on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Lawrence Webster, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Lawrence Webster, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Lawrence Webster wed Elizabeth Gorey in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Owned Property Marrabool Street Geelong - House & Land Top
L Webster settler Crook & Plaid Lake Colac Road, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Webster sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Mr Webster Departed from Hobart on 24 June 1839 for Port Phillip on the Mary Ann
Mr Webster arrived 1-Apr 1840 from Lauceston on 26 March via Geelong on the Lowestoft
Mr Webster A (Intermediate 3) Intermediate, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Mr Webster Melbourne cleared out from Port Phillip 25 Jan 1841 arrived 5 Feb at Launceston on the Gem
Mr and Mrs Webster departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip Melbourne arrived 26 Mar 1841, from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Webster Cleared out from Port Phillip 1 March 1843 to Launceston arrived 3 March and departed 4 March, arrived 9 March at Sydney, Sea Horse
Mr & Mrs Webster, Steerage passenger arrived 25 Apr 1844 from London on the Arab
Mr Webster Adult (Intermediate 3) arrived 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Mr and Mrs Webster, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mr and Mrs Webster departed 19 Mar from Launceston for Port Phillip in 1841 Tamar
Mr Webster arrived 5 July at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Lord Hobart
Mr and Mrs Webster arrived 25 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from London - left Deal 25 Dec on the Arab, source local newspapers
Webster arrived 22 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Port Albert on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Webster cleared on 24 Dec 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 26 Dec on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Samuel Webster 28 (Single man 72) Labourer Prot both Derbyshire, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
Samuel Webster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Samuel Webster Cleared out from Port Phillip 30 July 1843 for London Enmore
Samuel Webster List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Samuel Webster, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Samuel Webster and Frances christened Samuel Pearson 1846, Robert John 1847
Samuel Webster died 1847 Male aged 35 at Western Pt
Samuel Webster settler Towleet Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr T Webster arrived 02 May 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Alice
Thomas Webster in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
Thomas Webster - Portland, Surety for Thomas Field, Henty St, Portland Lamb Inn, 1 July 1847 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 69, 20 May 1847
Mr W Webster arrived 12 May 1844 from Sydney 28 Apr on the Martha and Elizabeth, source local newspapers
William Webster arrived 20 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Glasgow 30 Aug and Greenock 2 Sep on the Vixen, source local newspapers
William Webster arrived 20 Dec 1844 on the Vixen
Webster & McCormick in a partnership settlers Towleet Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
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