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The Site is being rebuilt, with two indexes - ships listed per year, and people in alpha order, combining details.

James Wheeler arrived 1-May 1840 from Hobart on 23 April on the Lillias - source Port Phillip Herald 5 May 1840
James Wheeler, wed Ann Byrne 1842 #609 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Wheeler and Ann Byrne christened William 1845, Mary Ann 1847
James Wheeler 19 hus of Charlotte (family 39) Labourer Prot both Somerset Came into Depot, later left with own resources arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Charlotte Wheeler 19 wife of James (family 39) Prot both Somerset arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
See Charlotte's story
James Wheeler and wife cleared 21 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Portland Sally Ann, source local newspapers
James Wheeler 35 hus of Mary (family 41) Labourer RC both Co Cavan employed by William Hamilton Goulburn River arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mary Wheeler 35 died 10 Aug wife of James (family 41) RC Co Cavan on the Abberton
Patrick Wheeler 13 son of James (family 41) RC Co Cavan employed by Mary Hamilton Melbourne arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Bartle Wheeler 9, Thomas Wheeler 7 and Rose Wheeler 5 dau of James (family 41) RC Co Cavan arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
M W Wheeler 0 died 14 Aug baby of James (family 41) RC born at Sea on the Abberton
Mr Wheeler (Cabin 19), came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Mr Wheeler cleared 2 Aug 1844 from Melbourne and sailed 6 Aug Arab, source local newspapers
Patrick Wheeler, 13 son of James, employed by Mary Hamilton, Melbourne arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton - may be wife of his father's employer.
John Wheeler, settler on the Goulburn, gave evidence to the jury inquiring into death of Ellen Quirk I employed Ellen Quick for 11 months, was bringing her to town in my cart, for her confinement. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Jul 1845
John Wheeler wed Eliza Rigby in 1846 at Presbyterian Portland
Mr Wheeler Cabin Passengers arrived 10 July 1840 from Plymouth on the Coromandel
Mr Whaler departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Wheeler cleared out from Port Phillip 23 August 1843, for Hobart arrived 4 Sep Flying Fish
Mr Whelan Bourke Ward to meet at John Brettargh's "St John Tavern" Mr Davies source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr Whelan Gipps Ward to meet at Peter Whelan's "Daniel OConnell" source PPH 17 Sep 1843
Mr Wheeler sailed from Sydney 27 Feb 1844 bound for Port Phillip via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
Mr Wheeler, clearing for London 1844 on the Arab
Mr R Wheelers departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller
Reubin Wheeler, 38 hus f35, Labourer, Prot, both, Gloucestershire, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Elizabeth Wheeler, 37 wife f35, Housekeeper, Prot, both, Gloucestershire, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Salina Wheeler, 7 and George Wheeler, 5 f35, Prot, Gloucestershire, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
R Wheelers departed 27 Apr from Launceston for Portland Bay in 1841 Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 3 May 1841
Ruben Wheeler wood-cutter off Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Reubin Wheeler Reuben died 1873 aged 72 from Gloucestershire son George died 1865 aged 29 son of Elizabeth Thomas and Reuben Wheeler of Glou Elizabeth Thomas died 1871 aged 69 dau Sarah gardiner and Edward Thomas of Glou wood-cutter
Thomas Wheeler Convict came 1837 on the Norfolk assigned to J Macpherson Esq.
Thomas Wheeler, came on Norfolk (5) The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Ticket of Leave now at the Post Office
Thomas Wheeler, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 27 October 1836. Convicted at Central Criminal Court for a term of 14 years.
Thomas Wheeler came on the Norfolk News - Tickets of Leave at the Police Office him source PPH, 28 Apr 1843
Thomas Whelan in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Whelan cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Valparaiso Margaret Connal
William Whelan on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
William Wheeler arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
William Henry Wheeler wed Mary Lyster in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan christened William Henry 1847
For Whelan, see Wheelan

William Whelow 26 hus (47 family) Labourer RC Both Dublin, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Eliza Whelow 24 wife of William (47 family) Housekeeper RC Both, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Peter Whelow 1 son of William (47 family) RC Both, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
James Whelpdale aged 20 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Patrick Wheylan wed Catherine Dwyer in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mary Whighton aged 23 came Jun 1841 with 346 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Henry Whillenberg shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Whimpey shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Joe Whimple / Whimfrey 25 hus (family 72) Farm servant Prot both Monmouthshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Margaret Whimple / Whimfrey 25 wife of Joseph (family 72) House Servant Prot both North Wales, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Joseph Whimple and Margaret christened Elizabeth 1846, William 1846 died, John 1846 Margaret Whimpie is identified as Margaret Price, Birth: 14 Feb 1815 in Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire, Wales, wed 15 Jan 1840 in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales to Joseph Whimpey b: 13 Aug 1819 in Frome, Somerset, England See also Joseph Whimpey
John Whimpey / Whimple 24 hus (family 70) Labourer Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Caroline Whimpey / Whimple 23 wife of John (family 70) Labourer neither Co Tipperary, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
John Whimpie, and Caroline baptised Elizabeth at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #13077
John Whimpie and Caroline remained in South Australia, but Joseph and Margaret returned to Victoria in 1851, living for a time at Castlemaine, before settling at Tarnagulla.
Elizabeth Whipple - Wippell 17 dau of John (53 single woman) Housemaid Prot both Exeter, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
John Whipple - Wippell 38 hus (34 family) Labourer Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Sophia Whipple - Wippell 38 wife of John (34 family) Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
John Wippell 14 and Walter Wippell 11 son of John (34 family) Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Sophia nee Sophia Rowdon died 1861 aged 72
Richard Whipple / Wippell 18 son of John (single man, 2nd part 25) Labourer Prot both Exeter arrived 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Samuel Whistons, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Whitocome / Whitacome 35 hus (family 30) Labourer Prot Both Devon, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Grace Whitacome 31 wife of John (family 30) Housekeeper Prot Both Devon, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Francis Whitacome 5 , Edmond Whitacome 4 and Thomas Whitacome 2 son of John (family 30) Prot Devon, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Whitaker wed Ann Mchennen in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Whit in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
William Whitaker house Queen St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Whitaker House Little Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Anne Whitty / Whitby 16 (single woman 49) Housemaid, RC neither, Tulla, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
James Whitty / Whitby 28 (single man 19) Labourer, RC, Wexford, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Patrick or John Whitby, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
White and Whyte - next page
Daniel Whitebread, employed by Samuel Hawkins to roof his house, left without finishing the work. - source Port Phillip Herald 5 June 1845
W Whitchraness 1 Apr 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Alexander Whytcross, 18 single man Farm servant Prot, both, Co Antrim or Dundee, arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Alexander Whitecross, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
Alexander Whitecross wed Jean Stewart in 1846 #1961 at Presbyterian Church, Geelong and then Jean disappears
Alexander Lindsay Whitecross wed 1849 #29092 to Mary Rosewall at Church of England, St Peters, Melbourne
William Whyteross in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843

From on Sunday, 12 September, 2010

I wish to refer to your webpage for Alexander Whytcross,
This Alexander is the brother of my William Whytcross (yes, 2 versions of the name which was common in Scotland), and they travelled together to Victoria on the Manlius. Alexander actually came from Dundee which is noted in the shipping indexes. He married Mary Rosewall in St Peter's Church of England, Melbourne in 1849. This family history has been noted extensively. His children's names include the name Lindsay and this is his and William's mother's maiden name so we are on the right track.
I've found the entry of the marriage to Jean Stewart in Geelong which might have happened however I can't find a death of a Jean Whitecross in the VPI or any children to Alexander and Jean.
Is is possible for you to change your entry to read he came from Dundee and also married Mary Rosewall? I know sometimes this can be a nuisance but it's nice to have the information correct.
I admire your patience and hard work for making a webpage such as this and hope you keep up the good work.
Regards, Hilary, Queensland, Aus

Answer -
As far as can be determined there was only one Alexander (any second name) Whytcross in Port Phillip, so the records from the two churches are our only evidence of a second one.
Alexander on the Manlius was aged 18 in 1841 when he boarded the vessel, so born about 1823
Alexander Whitecross is not indexed as having children christened, the first with civil registration is Francis James Whitecross in 1857
There is a death of Alexander Whitecross 1826 - 1866 #9481 aged 40 from Scotland -
and a marriage
Mary Whitecross from Cornwall wed 1868 #3731 to Hugh Mckaig from Glasgow
Mary's children, from the Index, are
1. Francis James Whitecross in 1857 #16033 2. David Whitecross 1860 #3807 son of Mary Rosewell and Alexander at Ararat
3. Mary Whitecross 1862 #5956 dau of Mary Rosewell and Alexander at Ararat
4. Alexander Lindsay Whitecross 1867 #17288 son of Mary Rosewell and Alexander at Pleasant Creek
5. Hugh McKaig 1869 #17809 son of Mary Rosewell and Hugh at Pleasant Creek

William and Betsy Whytcross came 1842, both aged 27, so born about 1812.
William Whytcross 1815 - 1895 #10684 aged 80, son of Jane Lindsay and David Whytcross, died at Pitfield
Can not see a death for his wife - Betsy Murphy.
William has a disaster in 1853, with 3 children dying of Scarlet Fever at Pitfield (100 miles west of Melbourne, population 65), and listed with consecutive numbers - Betsy aged 9, Charlotte aged 4 and David aged 7 months. The mother of the first 2 is Betsy Murphy, and of the third is Ann Bates
Ann Bates wed 1854 #1493 to William Whytecross


William Whytcross, 27 hus Labourer Prot, both Dundee, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Betty Whytcross, 27 wife Dairy maid Prot, both Dundee, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
William Whitecross and Betsy Murphy christened Betsy 1845, William 1845, Robert 1847
William Whytecross List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Archibald Whitefield Loddon River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Alfred Whitehead, letter at Geelong Post Office 26 Feb 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
G Whitehead, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Henry John Whitehead, Sunday Creek beyond the Goulburn, signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Sept 1844
Mr James Whitehead arrived at Port Phillip 21 Oct 1843 from Launceston on 14 Oct Diana
Mr James Whitehead cleared out from Port Phillip 26 Oct 1843 for Portland Diana
Mr James Whitehead arrived at Hobart 14 Nov 1843 from Portland Diana
Joseph Whitehead wed Elizabeth Pickup in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Mary Caroline 1844, Elizabeth Ann 1845, Joseph Booth 1846
J Whitehead, exported 14 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
J Whitehead settler Running Creek Ranges Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Ann Whitehead departed 22 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Miss Whitehead arrived 21 June 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 13 June on the Australasian Packet
Miss Whitehead departed 2 July 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr Whitehead Departed from Sydney on 21 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the John Barry
Mr Whitehead Departed from Sydney on 12 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip and went missing Brittannia
Mr Whitehead The Imports list has items, some for passengers, including - 10 crates earthernware, L Holland; 2 cases cloth, R listed on the Majestic arrived 8 June 1840
Mr Whitehead sailed 5-Aug 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mary Ann Whitehead departed 22 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Miss Whitehead arrived 21 June 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 13 June on the Australasian Packet
Mr Whitehead arrived 17 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Fairy with cattle on the Fox
Miss Whitehead departed 2 July 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr Whitehead departed 2 July 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr Whitehead arrived Launceston 4 Aug 1841 from Portland Bay on the Fox
Mr Whitehead departed 11 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Mr Whitehead Imported 7 bales wool Arrived 7 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Portland Sally Ann
R Whitehead imported 2 cases cloth, arrived 8 June 1840 from Liverpool on the Majestic
Robert Whitehead draper and clothier Elizabeth-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Whitehead, freehold, Merri Merri 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 third hour, 11-noon
Robert Whitehead house Elizabeth St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Robert Whitehead Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843
R Whitehead, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Robert Whitehead, voted 2-3pm Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
Robert Whitehead Merri Merri Creek freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Robert Whitehead List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Whitehead, summoned for Jury duty, did not attend, so fined 40 shillings Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Robert Whitehead, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
R Whitehead, sent cargo of 4 bales wool. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Robert Whitehead, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Merri Merri Creek Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
R Whitehead, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Robert Whitehead wed Mary Ann Best in 1845 at Church of England christened Joseph David 1846
Robert Whitehead settler Spring Creek Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr T Whitehead departed from Hobart on 19 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Bandicoot
Thomas Whitehead wed Mary Anne Govers in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Mr Thomas Whitehead arrived at Port Phillip 29 Nov 1843 from Launceston Tobago
Thomas Whitehead wheelwright Gardiner's Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr W Whitehead arrived 02 May 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Alice
John Whitehouse departed from Launceston on 15 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
Mr J Whitehouse departed from Launceston on 20 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Mr J Whitehouse Departed from Launceston, on 18 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Pickwick
J Whitehouse, departed from Port Phillip for Portland Bay and Adelaide on the scooner 'Teazer' 17 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
Mr Whitehouse departed from Hobart on 17 Apr 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
William Whitehouse in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
Mr William Whitehouse arrived at Port Phillip 6 Oct 1843 from Western Port Emily
William Whitehouse List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
William Whitehouse, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
William Whitehouse aged 26 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
William Whitehouse clerk Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
William Whitelaw aged 28 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
John Whiteman 22 hus (family 36) Labourer Prot both Wiltshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mary Whiteman 24 wife of John (family 36) House Keeper Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
George Whiteman 7 months son of John (family 36) Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
John Whiteman and Mary christened Sarah 1843, Henry 1845, John Edward 1847
John Whiteman market gardener Pentridge, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Whitemarsh sailed 21 Feb 1840 for New Zealand. on the Earl Stanhope
Mr Whitemarsh cleared on 29 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 30 Nov for Launceston on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Alfred Whiteside 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Mr A Whiteside sailed 9 May 1844 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Alpha, source local newspapers
Mr A Whiteside sailed 16 Aug 1844 from Launceston for Portland Lowestoft, source local newspapers
Alfred Whiteside, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Captain Whitesides master and Mrs Whitesides Arrived at Port Phillip 15 May 1843 from London and Plymouth 19 Jan Parkfield
Mrs Whiteside Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 June 1843 for Sydney and arrived 13 June Parkfield
Mr Whitesides cleared out from Port Phillip 18 August 1843 for Launceston arrived 24 Aug Scout
Robert Whitesides departed 3 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy on the Fox - source Launceston Courier 10 May 1841
James Whiteworth 19 (single man 44) Shepherd Prot Both Manchester, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Dr Whitfield, Doctor Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Mrs A Whitfield and child, Cabin arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
George Whitfield aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Thomas Whitford wed Mary Guiney in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Jane Ann 1843, Thomas 1843, John Edwrad 1845
Thomas Whitford pressman off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
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