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Edward Weston wed Margaret Leslie in 1846 at Presbyterian Geelong christened Sarah Jane 1847 died Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Mr GP Weston, Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
James Weston wed Czarina Paine in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened James 1841, Richard Edward 1844
Czarina died 1847 aged 24 at Melbourne
Directory 1847 farmer Mount Macedon Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John George Weston, male wed Catherine Rose Monk 1842 #4474 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John George Weston died 1846 Male aged 40 at Melbourne
Paul Weston wed Mary Turner in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
PW Weston, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Isabella Weston 15 dau of Robert (single woman 24) House maid Prot both Edinburgh arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Weston farmer Springs Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Weston arrived at Launceston on 23 Oct from South Australia and Portland Bay on the Africaine
Robert Weston 35 hus (family 38) Carpenter Prot both Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Ellen Weston 30 wife of Robert died 16 May (family 38) Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Isabella Weston 15 dau of Robert (single woman 24) House maid Prot both Edinburgh, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
James Weston 11 and John Weston 6 son of Robert (family 38) Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Mary Weston 4 dau of Robert Died 9 Apr (family 38) Fifeshire, on the William Abrams
Grahram Weston 2 son of Robert (family 38) Fifeshire, came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Robert Wilson and Helen Black christened David 1842, Helen 1844, Jessie 1847
Robert Weston List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Stephen Weston Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Mr WP Weston arrived at Port Phillip 15 Nov 1843 from Launceston on 3 Nov Scout
James Westwood carpenter La Trobe-parade Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
J Westwood, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
James Westwood freehold Bourke St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Westwood in list of Burgesses asking George Sinclair Brodie to stand for LaTrobe Ward, dated 20 Sep 1843
James Westwood House Off Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
James Westwood News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
J Westwood, jury for Fri 16 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
James Westwood, license renewed for 'Scottish Hotel' Bourke St is the landlord James Buchanan is the tenant. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James Westwood Scottish Hotel Bourke St Publican's License granted, in new location across the street listed on 7 May 1844
James Westwood, Pub (new applicant) Bourke St 'Scottish Hotel' refused Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
James Westwood, refused a license for Scottish Hotel formerly held by Mr Buchanan. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 13 July 1844
James Westwood, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
J Westwood, second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
James Westwood, Bourke St Old Scottish Hotel' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
James Westwood wed Catherine Hoynes in 1845 at Independent Congregational christened Mary Ann 1845, Caroline 1847
James Westwood, jury to hear inquest on death of James Reardon, other driver claimed his horse bolted first, and he could not stop to help injured man. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
James Westwood publican Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Westwood Scottish Hotel Publican's License application refused as he is new to the business listed on 5 July 1844
William Wetheridge and Johanna Maher christened Mary Elizabeth 1844, Catherine 1847
Thomas Wetherly and Jane christened William John Edward 1840, Thomas 1841
Mrs Wetherly and 2 chn arrived at Port Phillip 2 Jan 1841 on the Lillias from Hobart
Mr and Mrs Wethers Intermediate arrived 30 Sep 1840 from Greenock on the Himalaya
William Wetherston and Jane christened Mary Ann 1846
John Willan/Wetten, 25 hus Carpenter Prot both London arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Anne Willan/Wetten, 29 wife of John Housemaid Prot both London arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Henry Weymack, 22, (Single man 1), Baker Prot both Lidfield, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Richard Weyman house carpenter Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Wemyss, shown as Hemyss, arrived 13 Aug 1842 from Mauritius on the Belle Creole
and he lived another 83 years, in 1850 he married Maysie McBean at the Melbourne Presbyterian church, later lived at Murchison
Children of Maisie Mcbean and Charles Wemyss
1. Chas Wemyss 1851 #9243 - 1929 #12712 aged 78, baptised Presbyterian
2. William Wemyss 1853 #9879, Presbyterian
3. Ann Wemyss 1854 #7152
4. Duncan Wemyss 1856 #14258
5. Charlotte Roberts nee Wemyss 1862 #23270 - 1963 #21356 aged 99
6. Cath Park nee Wemyss 1865 #4777 - 1941 #1891 aged 76
7. Isabella Wemyss 1866 #23688
8. Robert Wemyss 1868 #25305
9. Janet Wemyss 1871 #11114 - 1949 #8752 aged 76

From on Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Source The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Weds 7 July 1926
WEMYSS - In loving memory of my dear father, Charles Wemyss, who passed away July 7, 1925 (Inserted by his daughter, C. Park ) WEMYSS-In loving remembrance of our grand father, Charles Wemyss, who passed away July 7 1925 (Inserted by his grand children, Gladys, Alice, Bert, and Jean )
Fri 10 July 1925, page 17 - Colonist of 83 Years.
Three days after the celebration of his 101st birthday Mr. Charles Wemyss died at the residence of his daughter (Miss J.Wemyss, Rochester road, Balwyn) on Tuesday, and was buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery yesterday. Mr Wemyss had a farm at Murchison, and later lived at Elwood.
Thursday 26 June 1924 - 82 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA. Centenarian's Memories, with a portrait included. Also in Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Sat 5 July 1924

James Whalen Portland Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
William Whaley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Mr Wm Whalen cleared 3 July 1844 and sailed 4 July from Melbourne, for Sydney and arrived 6 July at Launceston Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr Whaler departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
John Whaller in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
James Wharmby wed 1844 to Grace Bodden at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Margaret 1845, Susan 1847
See notes for John Bowden the father of Grace
James Whamby builder Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Ebenezer Wharton 24 (single man 42) Labourer Prot both Ayreshire, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mr George Wharton arrived 16 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Liverpool on 3 Nov (104 days), on the Wallace, source local newspapers
Mr George Wharton - Cabin 8 arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
George Wharton squatter Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wharton, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
James Wharton List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Martha Wharton Arrived at Launceston on 18 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
Mr Wharton arrived 14 Dec 1840 on the Dumfries
Robert Whaternough (Steerage), came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Robert Whatmough farmer River Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Whatmough Directory 1847 farmer River Plenty
Dr Whatton Assistant Protector, Western District,
John Edward Whatton Doctors Feb 1 1847 Mount Rouse
Timothy Whealen 23 (single man 41) Baker, Prot both, Paracan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Alexander E Wheatley auctioneer Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Alfred Edward Wheatley, and Harriet baptised female Harriet Frances at Independent Melbourne born at Richmond 1842 #1076
Alfred Edward Wheatley, dwelling house, Richmond The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during first hour, 9-10am
Alfred Edward Wheatley house Colins St claim to be added to Burgess list source PPH 22 Sep 1843
Alfred Edward Wheatley Richmond dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Alfred Edward Wheatley and Harriet christened Alfred Emblem 1843, and Louisa Frances Wheatley christened and died 1845 Female at Melbourne
Edward Alfred Wheatley, voted 10-11am Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Alfred Edward Wheatley, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Richmond Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Retired Feb 1847
Mr Wheatley arrived 23-Oct 1840 from Hobart on the Lady of the Lake
Mrs Wheatley, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 14 June 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 17 June 1845
Mr L Wheatley arrived 28 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 3 Jan 1842
Richard H. Wheatley baker Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Biddy Whelan / Whellan 23 (single woman 69) Housemaid RC reads Hants, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Biddy Whelan 18 (single woman 34) Housemaid RC reads Nason (a kind person told me that what looks like "Nason" on the register is actually Roscrae which is on the border of Tipperary and Offaly counties.), came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Biddy Whelan wed Thomas Spice in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Biddy Whelan wed Patrick Ryan in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Cath Whelan wed Robert Graham in 1843 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Denis Wheelen / Whalen 24 hus (family 30) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Catherine Wheelen / Whalen 30 wife of Denis (family 30) Housekeeper RC reads Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Jane Wheelen / Whalen 1 dau of Denis (family 30) Tipperary, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Denis Whalen and Catherine Bergin christened John 1847, Robert 1847
Edward Whelan and Ellen Laws christened Jane 1846
Ellen Whelan 15 (single woman 35) Housemaid RC reads Nason (a kind person told me that what looks like "Nason" on the register is actually Roscrae which is on the border of Tipperary and Offaly counties.), came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Ellen Whelan wed John Callaghan in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Esther Whelan wed Martin Priest in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Hugh Wheelan 22 (Single man 74) Labourer RC both Clare, came 29 Mar 1841 on the Neptune
James Whelan 28 hus (family 34) Shepherd RC both Carlew, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Judy Whelan 27 wife of James (family 34) Cook RC both Carlew, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson

From on Tuesday, 8 September, 2009

In your listing of James & Judy WHELAN (family 34), you have ‘Corlew’ when it should be ‘Carlow’, (Co. Carlow). I realise this is most likely a typo, but could be confusing to some.


James Whelan, and Judith Walsh baptised male Thomas at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36235
James Whelan List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Whelan and Judith Walsh christened James 1843, John 1845
James Whellin, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
James Whelan 22 (single man 67) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Johanna Whealon Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Joanna Whelan laundress Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Whelen, has dissolved the partnership with Alexander McLarty as Town Herdsmen. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Joseph Whelan 20 (single man, 2nd part 26 ) Labourer Prot both Antrim, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Margaret Whelan, 24 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Mary Whelan 26 (young woman 72) Dairymaid RC neither Tipperary, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Mary Whelan wed Walter Murphy in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Mr Whelan arrived 04 Jun 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Lucy
Miss Wheldon arrived Hobart 15 Apr 1844 from Geelong on 8 Apr on the Abeona, source local newspapers
Patrick Whelan sponsor for Patrick Sweeny baptised 26 May 1839 at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Patrick Whelan 30 hus (family 22) Bricklayer Prot both Dublin, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Margt Whelan 27 wife of Patrick (family 22) House Keeper Prot both Dublin, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Mary Whelan 1 dau of Patrick (family 22) Prot Dublin, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Patrick Whelan and Margaret Mcann christened Cath 1843, Elizabeth 1844 died, Owen 1846
Licenses To Cut Timber Bourke Page 153 letters at Post Office
Patrick Whealan, 28 single man m38, Blacksmith, RC, both, Co Galway, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Patrick Whelan and Ellen Duggan christened John 1843, Ellen 1844, Charles 1847
Patrick Whelan, bricklayer signed letter asking for public meeting. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Patrick Whelan, with James Evans accused of stealing 65 lbs fat. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 July 1845
Peter Whelan and Winifred Brennigan christened Peter 1841, Winifred 1844
Peter Whelen builder Bourke-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Peter Whelan, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 postponed decision for Daniel Oconnell
Peter Whelan house Bourke St Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Peter Whelan on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
Peter Whelan Gipps Ward to meet at his "Daniel OConnell" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Peter Whelan house Bourke St claim to be added to Burgess list source PPH 22 Sep 1843
Peter Whelan, House Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Gipps Ward
Peter Wheelan, Insolvent 267, Innkeeper Melbourne debts 223 deficiency 147. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
Peter Whelan, postponed Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
Peter Wheelan, license renewed for 'Daniel Oconnell' Bourke St is insolvent and matter being resolved. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Peter Whelan, bricklayer signed letter asking for public meeting. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Peter Whelan, summoned for Jury duty, did not attend, so fined 40 shillings Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Peter Whelan, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Peter Whelan bricklayer off Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Rachel Whelan 17 (single woman 36) Housemaid RC reads Nason (a kind person told me that what looks like "Nason" on the register is actually Roscrae which is on the border of Tipperary and Offaly counties.), came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Mr T Whaling and wife departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Timothy Whelon List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Wheelan 28 (single man 45) Carpenter RC both, came 1 Oct 1841 on the Middlesex
Thomas Whelan, Steerage Departed 7 Nov 1843 for Valparaso with part of original cargo. on the Margaret Connell
Thomas Whelan, 27 drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Timothy Whealen 23, 41 single man, Baker Paracan Prot both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
William Whelow / Whelan 26 hus (family 47), Labourer RC Both Dublin, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Eliza Whelow / Whelan 24 wife of William (family 47), Housekeeper RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Peter Whelow / Whelan 1 son of William (family 47), RC Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
William Whelan and Eliza Byrne christened Fran 1843, Patrick 1845 died
William Whelan, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
William Whelan bricklayer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Ann Wheeler, Eliza Wheeler, John Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler departed from Hobart on 28 May 1838 for Port Phillipon the Rebecca
Captain Wheeler master with Elizabeth Wheeler, John Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler departed from Launceston on 30 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip on the Rebecca
Agnes Wheeler arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte - source Launceston Courier 4 Jan 1841
Bartholomew Wheler 27 hus (family 35) Farm servant Prot both Cavan, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Margaret Wheler 25 wife of Bartholomew (family 35) Prot both Cavan, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Catherine Wheler 5 months dau of Bartholomew Born on board (family 35), came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Bartholomew Wheeler and Margaret Mckenna christened Patrick 1844, Michael 1845, Margaret 1847
Bartle Wheeler List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Bartholomew Wheeler carter Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Margaret McKennan died 1857 aged 45, 7 chn
Francis Wheeler aged 20 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
George Wheeler Convict assigned to W Caghill Esq.
May be George Wheeler, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836. Convicted at Central Criminal Court for a term of 7 years.
or George Wheeler, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832. Convicted at Gloucester Assizes for a term of life on 10 August 1831.
George Wheeler 28 hus (paid 41), came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Hannah Wheeler 28 wife of George (paid 42), came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Thomas Wheeler 2 and Christopher Wheeler 0 sons of George (paid 44), came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
George Wheeler, male wed Ann Johnston 1842 #4595 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Wheeler quarryman Richmond Flat, Source - 1847 Directory
H.O Wheeler settler Faithful's Creek Sydney road, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Hy Wheeler - (Cabin 20), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Henry Wheeler and Co Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Henry Wheeler and Co Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843
Henry Wheeler, before the Supreme Court Sat 16 Mar 1844 for aggravated assult of John Higgins Constable in course of his duty Guilty. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 16 Mar 1844
Henry Wheeler fisherman off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
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