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Adel Williams 21 (disallowed) came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Ann Williams dressmaker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Arthur Williams Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Arthur Williams Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Mr A Williams Departed from Hobart on 9 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Bartholomew Williams Convict came on the Hive assigned to Stockade
Mr B Williams arrived 12-Feb 1840 from Hobart on 5 Feb on the Lillias as Steerage Passenger Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 Feb 1840
Captain Williams (Staff) came 30 June 1841 on the Caroline
Captain Williams master, arrived at Port Phillip 12 Oct 1843 from London 4 and Plymouth 16 June James
Catherine Williams List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
C Williams, in Oct 1839 employed Alexander Mclachlane aged 40, and John Mcintosh aged 19, both Farm servants who came on the David Clarke
Mr C Williams and son arrived 27 May 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 15 May on the Ellen, source local newspapers
Charles Williams Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
Charles Williams and Anna christened Charles 1840, Joseph Henry 1843, James Herbert 1847
Charles Williams, subscribed 5/5/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
C Williams, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 21 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
C Williams, on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr and Mrs C Williams sailed 9-Oct 1840 for Sydney on the Water Lilly
Charles Williams, 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
Charles Williams auctioneer O Elizabeth-street PR Tarrack Cottage Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Charles Williams, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Insolvent hearing listed for 22 Apr
Charles Williams, dwelling house, Yarra Yarra 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
Charles Williams a householder or proprietor of north-eastern Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
Charles Williams a householder or proprietor of south-eastern Ward of Melbourne in list dated 12 Oct 1841, requesting meeting to elect representatives for Melbourne Market .
Charles Williams Yarra Yarra freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Charles F Williams, Insolvent assets to be sold. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Oct 1844
Charles Williams sailed 30 Oct 1844 from Launceston for Portland Minerva source local newspapers
Charles Williams, Deed of Covenant to Dennis McCarthy, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Charles Williams, Deed of Covenant to Robert Shaw, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Charles Williams, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Charles Williams aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Cornelius Williams wed Sarah Ann Thompson in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Mr CA Williams (Cabin 8) came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mr D Williams Arrived at Sydney on 17 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip on 11 Mar, on the Bessy
Daniel Williams and Bridget Mulun christened Mary 1842
David M Williams 26 hus, an Irish farmer, (family 37) Labourer Prot both Wilton, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Catharine Williams 29 wife of David (family 37) Prot both Wilton, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
later known as David and Catherine McWilliams
David William, 38 hus Labourer Prot both Glamorganshire arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
Mary William, 28 wife of David Servant Prot both Glamorganshire arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
David Williams and Mary Evans christened David 1843
Edward Eyre Williams, and Jessie baptised male Edward at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Coll 1842 #820
Edward Eyre Williams office 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
Edward Eyre Williams, House Collingwood The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Edward Eyre Williams, House Little Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
Edward Eyre Williams, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
Edward Eyre Williams and Jessie Owned Property Brighton - Freehold Property
E.E Williams Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847 Savings' Bank Trustees

E.E Williams barrister Collins lane & Brunswick street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory Background
Edward Eyre Williams was christened in 1813, the sixth son of Burton Williams, Esquire, a planter of Trinidad, West Indies, who married Miss Jane Hartley, the daughter of Major Hartley. christened Edward 1842, Hartley 1843, Ann Grace 1845
He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in November 1833. On 13 March 1841, he married Jessie (born 29 August 1814), daughter of Rev. Dr Charles Gibbon of the Manse, Lonmay, near Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, by Miss Duff his wife, cousin to the Earl of Fife.
Arrival at Port Phillip District
Mr and Mrs Williams sailed from Plymouth on 2 November 1841 in the Andromache, a barque of 468 tons, and they arrived at Port Phillip 93 days later on 13 February 1842. Served under Resident Judge, Mr Justice John Walpole Willis
Mr Williams did not simply busy himself in legal affairs. In truth, ‘his portly figure was frequently to be seen, with a stout shoulder to the wheel, whenever any question affecting the public welfare required a strong helping push.’
For ten years, he took a keen interest in community affairs and made a significant contribution to the establishment of many social and religious institutions.
As the areas of Newtown (Fitzroy) and Collingwood increased in population in the early 1840s, the erection of a church on the Eastern Hill was an object of first importance.
In the spring of 1843, the Right Rev. Dr. Broughton made his second Episcopal visit
to Port Phillip, to infuse new life into a movement which had become semi-dormant. As a result of his visit, one of the best attended and most influential gatherings yet held in connexion with church matters was held on 13 November 1843 in Bowens Building, at which the speakers were, Bishop Broughton, EE Williams, J Simpson, JD Pinnock, RW Pohlman, P Davis, J Clutterbuck, Drs. Palmer and Campbell and Major St John.
Return to England
On 28 May 1874 Judge Williams and Mrs Williams left in the City of Melbourne bound for Sydney en route to Europe.
Mr Justice Williams was created a Knight in 1878, and died on 30 April, 1880 at 9 Raby Place, Bath, England. He was aged 66 years. He left a widow, two sons, Edward Eyre and Hartley and a daughter Annie Grace. His will dated 10 July 1856 was proved and the personal estate sworn under £6,000 was bequeathed entirely to his widow.
Conclusion
Sir Edward Eyre Williams’ career in Australia was not controversial but it was a valuable one to the Port Phillip community. He was an able advocate at the Bar and did much to improve the standard of law in the Colony.
He was instrumental in setting up many community projects and in this field we owe him a debt of gratitude. Whilst on the Supreme Court bench, he tackled his work in a capable manner and it was said that whilst some judges thought it necessary on nearly every occasion to assert their individuality by giving their reasons for concurring in the judgment of the Court, Mr Justice Williams seldom occupied time in this way.
Edwin Williams wed Bridget Heffernan in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Eliza Williams 17 (single woman 48) House Servant Prot reads Clonwell, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Eliza Williams wed John Wright in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Ellen Williams aged 27 came Jul 1844 with 248 on the Dale Park
Frederick Williams, male wed Charlotte Newson 1842 #4572 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Frederick Williams and Charlotte Newson christened Henry 1843, Harriet 1847, Mary Ann 1847
George Williams departed from Launceston on 12 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Pickwick
Mr George Williams departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 3 May 1841
George Williams, male wed Catherine Kelly 1842 #4541 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
George Williams departed 27 Apr from Launceston for Portland Bay in 1841 Dusty Miller
George Williams 3 July 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
George Williams aged 30 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot wed Catherine Kelly in 1842 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
George Williams and Selina christened Charlotte 1847
George Williams aged 19 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Govetla Williams wed Peter Carron in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Hanah Williams 23 (single woman 47) House maid Prot both Devonshire, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
Henrietta Zoe Williams dressmaker Merri Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Williams 28 hus of Eliza (family 44) Mason Prot both Devonshire arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Eliza Williams 27 wife of Henry (family 44) arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Henry Williams aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Henry Williams aged 22 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Henry Williams aged 25 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Henry Williams Owned Property Malop Street Geelong - Freehold Property
Horatio Spencer Williams Directory 1847 settler :Mount William Grampians To Depasture Stock.Portland Bay Owned Property South Yarra Yarra - Freehold Property
Isaac Williams Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr James Williams sailed 27-Apr 1840 for Hobart on the Mary
James Williams Sailed from Launceston 26 Jan 1843 for Portland, Will Watch
James Williams arrived at Port Phillip 25 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 22 Feb Sea Horse
James Williams, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
James Williams, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Jane Williams sailed 27-Apr 1840 for Hobart on the Mary
Jane Williams wed Edward Hill Williamson in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Job Williams constable Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Williams sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
John Williams - convict came on the Barossa 1839, absconded from Mr Ramsay's Survey party, Apprehension of runaway. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 75, 12 Aug 1843
John Williams Arrived at Sydney 28 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on 20 Jan, on the Kate
John Williams wed Maria Watson in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Williams, and Maria baptised male Mark at Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne born at Geelong 1842 #1185
John Williams and Maria christened Isaac 1847
John Williams departing 19 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Dusty Miller
Mr John Williams departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller
John C Williams 27 (single man, 2nd part 27) Labourer Prot both Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Chambers Williams Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Chambers Williams butcher Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
John Francis Williams farrier Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Williams departing 19 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Dusty Miller
Mr John Williams departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller
John Williams, male wed Mary Kane 1842 #35453 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Williams and Mary Kane christened John Arthur 1844-6 died, William 1845, John 1846, Amelia 1847
John Williams, male wed Mary Jane Merdin 1842 #35438 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Williams and Ann Mary christened Mark 1842, Margaret 1847
John Williams, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the steamer 'Seahorse' 22 Feb 1843 - source Launceston Courier 27 Feb 1843
John Williams Arrived at Port Phillip 30 March 1843 from Launceston 25 March, Henry
John Williams, freehold, Big Brighton 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
John Williams freehold Big Brighton Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
John Williams, cleared out from Port Phillip 12 Oct 1843 for Hobart arrived 21 Oct Flying Squirrel
John Williams, granted timber license for Portland Bay, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
John Williams departed 19 Feb from Launceston for Portland Bay in 1841 Dusty Miller
John Williams departed 27 Apr from Launceston for Portland Bay in 1841 Dusty Miller
John Williams paid 2 pounds, served as Constable during voyage Steerage 05 arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
John Williams Melbourne District 23 Apr 1844 voted 11-12 am election of Representatives for Legislative Council
John Williams cleared 29 May 1844 and sailed 30 May from Melbourne for Launceston arrived 1 June on the Corsair source local newspapers
John Williams cleared 25 June 1844 and sailed 26 June from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Corsair source local newspapers
Jno Williams - Crew 21 arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
John Williams Big Brighton freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
John Williams arrived 23 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Portland on 19 Oct Sally Ann source local newspapers
John Williams and Elizabeth Jameson christened John 1844, Elizabeth Jameson 1846
John Williams, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Brighton Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
John Williams, owed 9 pounds wages by insolvent James Dawson. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Sep 1845
John Williams and Bridget Claven christened Ann 1846
John Williams wed Bridget Duffy in 1845 at Roman Catholic
John Williams wed Caroline Ash in 1845 at Presbyterian
John Williams died 1847 Male aged 27 at Melbourne
John Williams aged 22 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
John Williams aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Williams aged 37 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Williams farmer Lucan Yarra River, Source - 1847 Directory
John Williams labourer off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
John Williams shipwright south bank of Yarra River, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Williams Departed from Launceston, on 12 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip and then London, on the Louisa Campbell
Joseph Williams absconded from Govt Stockade at Melbourne, listed 24 June 1843 tried March 1830, came 1832 on Lord Lynedock, age 30, from Bristol, sentence Life source PPH - 24 June 1843
Joseph Williams, and Anne Meyers baptised female Ellen at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #324
Joseph Williams Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr J Williams departed from Launceston on 14 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Black Joke
Mr J Williams cleared 23 Mar 1841 from Geelong for Melbourne on the Boujah Maiden
Mr J Williams sailed from Launceston 26 Aug 1843 for Portland Minerva
Mr J Williams sailed on 16 Nov 1844 from Launceston for Portland Timbo source local newspapers
Mr JEJ Williams Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Mr JSJ Williams Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Margaret Williams 16 (single woman 47) House Servant Prot both Tipperary, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Margaret Williams wed Even Lloyd in 1843 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Maria Williams wed Charles Davis in 1847 at Presbyterian Portland
Mark Williams aged 17 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Mary Williams Mrs Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
Mary Ann Williams Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847 2 roods Warringal lot 26. Deeds dated 23rd January 1847
Mr M Williams sailed from Launceston 12 Dec for Port Fairy Essington
Mathew Williams Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 March 1843 for Launceston, Henry
Morgan Williams Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 31 July 1843 source PPH
Morgan Williams Portland Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark for 1 to 30 July 1843 source PPH- 15 Aug 1843
Mr Williams sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Mrs Williams sailed from Launceston 23 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip on the Siren
Mr Williams departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Williams sailed from Sydney 30 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip the ship on the Denmark Hill
Mr Williams Arrived at Hobart on 26 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mrs Williams Departed from Launceston, on 12 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip and then London, the barque on the Louisa Campbell
Mr Williams Passengers - Cabin arrived 7 Apr 1840 from London on the Lord Goderich
Mr Williams Steerage arrived 10 May 1840 from London on the Orissa
Mr Williams and wife arrived 18 Nov 1840 from Sydney on the Coromandel
Mr Williams (8 on list), came 23 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Mr Williams arrived 20-Nov 1840 from Adelaide on the Jane and Emma
Mr Williams arrived 18-Feb 1840 from Hobart 6 Feb, on the Shamrock
Mr and Mrs Williams arrived 16 Sep 1840 on the Jewess
Mr Williams arrived 07 May 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Lucy
Mr Williams arrived 22 May 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Alice
Mr Williams arrived 7 March 1841 at Melbourne from Adelaide on the Abeona
Mr Williams ( Steerage) cleared for Sydney 17 March 1841 on the Thomas Crisp
Mr Williams (Cabin) came Sat 27 Mar 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Thomas Crisp
Master Williams (1 on list) arrive 30 June 1841 on the Caroline
Mr Williams arrived 21 Sep 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 10 Sep, on the Agenoria
Mr and Mrs Williams, Cabin arrived 13 February 1842 from Plymouth on the Andromache
Mr Williams arrived at Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 from Hobart Flying Fish
Mr and Mrs Williams and child arrived at Hobart 14 Feb from Portland 9 Feb, Naiad
Mr Williams with wife and child cleared from Port Phillip 24 Feb 1843 for Hobart arrived 7 March Flying Fish
Mr and Mrs Williams and child Cleared out from Port Phillip 15 July 1843 for Hobart arrived 24 July Flying Fish
Mrs Williams Arrived at Port Phillip 22 March 1843 from Hobart, Lillias
Mr and Mrs Williams and child arrived at Port Phillip 17 August 1843 from Liverpool 28 April, Francis
Mr and Mrs Williams arrived 8 Sep at Launceston from Portland Davidson
Mr Williams cleared 26 Jan 1844 and sailed 27 Jan from Melbourne for Hobart, on the Palmyra , source local newspapers
Mrs Williams sailed 3 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 16 Apr on the Jane Goudie , source local newspapers
Mr Williams cleared 9 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Hobart arrived 19 Apr on the Lillias , source local newspapers
Mrs Williams and 5 chn arrived 27 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston on 20 Apr, on the Tamar , source local newspapers
Mrs Williams cleared on 22 Nov 1844 from Melbourne and sailed on 23 Nov for Sydney arrived 1 Dec Martha and Elizabeth , source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Williams arrived 22 Dec 1844 at Melbourne from Port Albert on the Shamrock , source local newspapers
Mr O Williams Departed from Hobart on 7 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip on the Britomart
Mr O Williams sailed 22-Jul 1840 for Hobart on the Lord Sidmonth
Mr O Williams arrived 30-Aug 1840 from Launceston on 24 Aug on the Paul Pry
O Williams, 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
O Williams merchant O Flinders-street PR Magnet Parade Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Octavius Williams, wed Mary Eliza Sawtell 1842 #858 Independent Melbourne
Octavius Williams stores Little Flinders St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Octavius Williams on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH- 27 June 1843
Octavius Williams House Off Flinders Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
Octavius Williams, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Octavius Williams and Mary Eliza Sawtell christened Mary Ann 1845, George Sawtell 1846
O Williams, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
Octavius Williams auctioneer :Flinders lane took on business Feb 1847
Octavius Williams Owned Property Brighton - House & Land
Octavius Williams auctioneer Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Williams 30 husband of Margaret (family 54) Labourer Prot neither Derby Left Depot on own resources arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Margaret Williams 30 died during voyage wife of Robert (family 54) Prot neither Derby on the Wallace
Thomas Williams 12 son of Robert (family 54) Prot Derby arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Ellen Williams 10 dau of Robert (family 54) Prot Derby arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Jane Williams 2 dau of Robert (family 54) Prot Derby arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Robert Williams and Margaret christened Edward 1845 Correspondence sold Western Port Glenhope to Frederick Roper
Robert Williams, of Little Bourke St in court because their dog is not registered case dismissed because the dog belongs to nelly arrived lodger. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Nov 1845
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