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Isaac Wilson Departed from Hobart on 12 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Isaac Wilson wed Eleanara Dabrymple Brewster in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
Owned Property Julia Street Portland - House & Land
Isaac Wilson Portland dwelling house List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Robert Herbertson, Julia St, Portland Union Inn, from 1 July 1844 to 30 June 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 24 Apr 1844
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Richard Lewis, Emu Creek Wool Pack Inn, from 1 July 1844 to 30 June 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 24 Apr 1844
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Laurence Barrell. Spring Creek, 12 months from 1 July 1844 to 30 June 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 59, 1 June 1844
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Robert Herbertson, Portland Union Inn, 12 months from 1 July 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 61, 22 Apr 1845
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Samuel Hutchinson, Portland Steam Packet Inn, 12 months from 1 July 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 61, 22 Apr 1845
Isaac Wilson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Julia St Portland Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Isaac Wilson, voted in Portland for Mr Blac, but Mr Curr was returned as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 Oct 1845 Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Samuel Hutchinson, Bentinck St Portland Steam Packet Inn, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for Robert Herbertson, Julia St Union Inn, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
Isaac Wilson - Portland, Surety for James Foggan, Percy St Portland Inn, 1 July 1846 - 1 July 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 63, 20 Apr 1846
Isaac Wilson - Surety for transfer of license for Steam Packet Inn, from Samuel Hutchinston Bentinck St, Portland to John Bournes. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 65, 28 July 1846
Isaac Wilson - new License holder for Union Inn, formerly belonged to Robert Herbertson Julia St Name of Surety A Field Barrett, Portland and Joshua Black, Portland from 6 Oct 1846 to 1 Jul 1847. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 67, 6 Oct 1846
Isaac Wilson - Julia St Portland, Union Inn yes had License before, Name of Surety Abraham Field Barrett, and Joshua Black, 1 July 1847 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 69, 20 May 1847
Isaac Wilson - Julia St, Union Inn, Name of Sureties James Cameron Portland, and Joshua Black Portland, 7 Apr 1848 to 30 June 1848. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 73, 18 Apr 1848
Isabella Wilson 26 (single woman 51) Housemaid Prot Rinfort?, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Isabella Wilson, wed James Anderson 1842 #714 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Isabella Wilson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843 source PPH - 31 Jan 1843
J Wilson - Crew 23 arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
James Wilson Overseer to Mr Hardy in Geelong
James Wilson wife Jane dau Jane Wilson born 12 Apr 1839 baptised 20 May 1839 in house of Mr Hardy Wesleyan Mission
Captain James Wilson master, arrived 12 Dec 1840 from Greenock on the Helen Thompson
James Wilson wed Anne Pole in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Wilson wed Mary Anne Banco in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Margarite Maria 1844, Thomas Samuel 1846
James Wilson 28 hus (family 43) Carpenter RC both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
Jane Wilson 33 wife of James (family 43) Housemaid RC both, came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
David Wilson 7 and Jesse Wilson 4 sons of James (family 43) came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
James Waters Wilson and Jane Doblin christened Isabella 1841
James Wilson - builder, paid $12/13/1. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 22, 31 Dec 1841
James Wilson - fitting up Police Office, $4/9/2. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 22, 31 Mar 1842
James Wilson - Ordinary Constable, started Sep 1846. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 07, 1 May 1845
James Wilson - Ordinary Constable. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
James Wilson 28 hus (family 44) Labourer Prot both Co Down came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Isabella Wilson 21 wife of James (family 44) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Janett Wilson 2 dau of James (family 44) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
James Wilson and Isabella christened William Laurie 1843, John 1846
James Wilson, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Mrs James Wilson Cleared out from Port Phillip 17 March 1843 for London Ellen
James Wilson house Bourke Lane Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Wilson, granted depasturing license for Murray, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
James Wilson, Telangata, River Hume appointed a Magistrate of the Territory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Mar 1844
James Wilson, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
James Wilson Murray District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
James Wilson sailed 3 Oct 1844 from Launceston for Portland Lowestoft , source local newspapers
James Wilson, 28 both was Painter, trained as Taylor single crime - Stealing 7 lbs of feathers 7 years convicted 2 Jan 1843, at Portsmouth, received 13 Jan 1843, at Portsmouth, 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 Bales Geelong (List a167 and a14)
James Wilson, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
James Wilson, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James Wilson, teacher Baptist church 107 pupils. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
James Whilson wed Honora Reardon in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James Wilson Directory 1847 off Collins street Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
James Wilson 1847 occupied Dergholm (north west of Casterton, 67,200 acres)
James Wilson Junior - Ordinary Constable, appointed few months. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 09, 1 July 1847
James Wilson carpenter off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wilson baker & confectioner Swanston street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wilson carpenter off Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wilson gardener Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wilson settler Talangatta Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
James Wilson shoemaker Batman's Swamp, Source - 1847 Directory
Rev Mr Wilson with wife and child Arrived at Sydney on 14 Dec 1839 from Greenock 26 July and Port Phillip on 9 Dec, on the William Metcalfe
Revd J Wilson A with wife Cabin, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Mrs Wilson A wife of Rev Cabin, came Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Reverend James Yelverton Wilson, a missionary from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, in England, came to Australia with his wife Charlotte Louisa Barber and two children on 10th July 1839, and arrived at Port Phillip, on January 7th, 1840.
Rev Mr Wilson with lady and 2 chn Departed from Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Indemnity
Rev Wilson with Lady and 2 chn Cabin passenger listed on the Indemnity arrived from Sydney 7 Jan 1840
Rev Dr Wilson departure 28 Feb 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip and arrived 7 Mar 1841 at Melbourne, on the Jewess
James Yelverton Wilson Rev Little Collins street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Rev JY Wilson, 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
James Yelverton Wilson, and Louisa Charlotte baptised Frederick Alfred Adolphus Wilson 1841, Mary Jane at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12849
Rev JY Wilson Arrived at Port Phillip 2 July 1843 from Portland Sally Ann
James Yelverton Wilson and Louisa Charlotte christened Charlotte Maria 1843, Eliza 1844, George St Vincent 1846, Arthur 1847
WILSON, George St. Vincent, third son of the late James Yelverton Wilson, Portland, born 13 March 1846, died 30 December 1913, buried at Kalangadoo cemetry
James G Wilson Portland employed Robert Blood 28 hus of Jemima (family 07) arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Rev JY Wilson cleared 24 July 1844 and sailed 24 July from Melbourne, for Portland and Port Fairy Sally Ann , source local newspapers
Rev JY Wilson, conducted wedding 24 Sep 1845 at the station of M Nicholson, River Hopkins of James Graham to Mary Alleyne Cobham. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Oct 1845
James Jelverton? Wilson Owned Property Julia Street Portland - House & Land
James Y Wilson Episcoplian Minister Portland Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Wilson 22 (single woman 24) Farm servant Prot reads Tyrone, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson
Jane Wilson wed Daniel Collins in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Jean Wilson in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843 source PPH - 31 Jan 1843
John Wilson 11 December 1836 named Point Wilson after the midshipman)
John and Catherine Wilson had son William Wilson baptised 30 Sep 1838 by Rev Wm Waterfield
John Wilson and Catherine christened Margaret 1844, Francis John 1845, Catherine Wilson
Directory 1847 teacher Lonsdale street
John Wilson 35 hus (family 34) Cooper Prot both Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Jane Wilson 25 wife (family 34) Housemaid Prot both Newry, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
James Wilson 4 son and Anne Wilson 2 dau of John (family 34) Prot Cumberland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Jane Wilson 15 months dau (family 34) died 11 Sept Diarrhoea on the Salsette
John Benj Wilson 0 son of John (family 34) Prot Cumberland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
John Wilson 24 hus (family 38) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Honora Wilson 21 wife of John (family 38) House Keeper RC neither Tipperary, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
John Wilson and Honora Buckley christened Margaret 1842, Elizabeth 1844, Thomas 1847, Honorata 1846
John Wilson wed Isabbella Robinson in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Wilson and Isabella Robinson parents of Isabella born 11 Dec 1848 and baptised 5 Jan 1849 by Rev Coffy, Roman Catholic
John Wilson Crew, (Staff 4) came 17 Dec 1841 on the on the Agostina
John Wilson, Stables and house Lonsdale St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
John Wilson and Bridget Kennedy christened Christina 1846
John Wilson, and Henrietta Buckley baptised female Margaret at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #52
John Wilson and Janet Catherine christened Catherine 1843, Henry 1843
John Wilson and Jane christened John Benjamin 1845, Mary Anne 1845, Ruth 1845, William 1846
John Wilson 44 hus of Martha (family 33) Labourer Prot reads Essex arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Martha Wilson 43 wife of John (family 33) Prot reads Essex arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
John Wilson 11, Martha Wilson 9, Joseph Wilson 7, James Wilson 5 and David Wilson 1 children of John (family 33) Prot Essex arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
John Wilson freehold off Lonsdale St Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Wilson Stables and House Lonsdale St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
John Wilson County Grant License to take timber for month of Feb 1844
John Wilson arrived 3 Apr 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney via Port Albert on the Coquette , source local newspapers
John Wilson List No 7, 31 July 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Wilson, 31 both well was Labourer, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Ship breaking 10 years convicted 11 Mar 1843, at Newcastle on Tyne, received 18 Apr 1843, at Newcastle on Tyne, 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 S Arnold Corio (List a168 and a87)
John Wilson, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
John Wilson wed Elizabeth Brimmer in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
John Wilson John died 1846 Male aged 43 at Diamond Ck
John Wilson adult came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
John Thomas Wilson aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
John Wilson livery stable keeper Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Wilson butcher Stephen street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Wilson grazier Western Creek County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
John Wilson schoolmaster Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
J.G.W Wilson settler Diamond Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Wilson 23 hus (family 35) Labourer Prot reads Forem, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Eliza Wilson 22 wife of Joseph (family 35) Housemaid Prot Forem, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Joseph Wilson, and Eliza baptised Robert at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12890
Joseph Wilson and Eliza christened William 1844, Richard 1846
Joseph Wilson, 30 Hus Carpenter Prot both London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Caroline Wilson, 27 Wife Dressmaker Prot both London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Joseph Wilson, 4, Caroline Wilson, 3 and Mary Eliza Wilson, 0 Prot both London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Joseph Wilson and Caroline Collard christened Susanna 1843, William Henry 1845
'Perilous Voyages' page 89 notes - events on the Samuel Boddington, as noted in a Diary kept by Emigrant Joseph Wilson and now preserved in Melbourne's La Trobe Library.
Josiah Wilson cabinet maker off Collins lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Wilson and wife departed from Hobart on 10 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr J Wilson Departed from Launceston, on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr J Wilson Arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Greenock, South Aust and Port Phillip 21 Dec on the Superb
Mr J Wilson on 10 Mar 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
J Wilson, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
J Wilson, Crew AB arrived 21 July 1844 from London and Cork on the Dale Park
Lennard Wilson wed Sophia Anderson in 1845 at Presbyterian christened Lennard 1846 Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Margaret Wilson 26 (single woman 59) House servant RC reads Tipperary, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Margaret Wilson wed William Owens in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Marianne Wilson 17 dau of William (single woman 40) House Maid Prot Both Donegal, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mary Ann Wilson, Sponsor of James son of Edward Smith Baptised on 10 Nov 1842 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Ann Wilson, Sponsor of Michael son of Thomas Chapman Baptised on 30 Dec 1844 by Rev Daniel Macelvey at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne - see my Chapman page for details of this event
Mary Wilson 28 (single woman 27) Dressmaker Prot both Ireland arrived 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Mary Wilson wed Henry Davidson in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
McMillan Wilson Correspondence sold Portland Bay Glenlyen & Commetilly ? to Mc Millan, J G
Michael Wilson arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton - source Launceston Courier 25 Sep 1841
Mr Michael Wilson arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton
Mr Wilson sailed from Launceston, 7 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Chilli
Mr Wilson and wife departed from Hobart for Port Phillip on 30 Aug 1838 on the Adelaide
Mr Wilson Departed from Hobart on 21 May 1839 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Master Wilson (1 on list) arrived 12 Jan 1841 on the Helen Thompson
Mr Wilson arrived 6-Apr 1840 from Sydney on the Jewess
Mr Wilson arrived 7-Sep 1840 from Hobart on the Bandicoot
Mr Wilson arrived 10-Sep 1840 from Sydney on 2 Sep on the Bright Planet
Mrs Wilson and 2 chn arrived 20-Sep 1840 from Hobart on 13 Sep 1840 on the Agnes and Elizabeth
Miss Wilson departed 25 Feb 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip, on the Anne
Mr Wilson (Cabin) arrived 6 Feb 1841 on the York
Mr Wilson departed Melbourne 10 Feb 1841 for Sydney on the Sir Charles Forbes
Miss Wilson departed 25 Feb 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip, on the Anne
Mr Wilson Cabin, came 24 Feb 1841 on the York
Mr Wilson (Intermediate 7) came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Mr Wilson departed 7 May 1841 from Launceston for Portlad Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 10 May 1841
Mrs Wilson (Cabin) came 9 Jun 1841 on the Benares
Mr Wilson - (Cabin 16) came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mr Wilson cleared 29 July from Port Phillip for Hobart, in 1841 Flying Squirrel
Mr Wilson arrived 20 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Scout
Mr Wilson (Cabin 6) came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Mr and Mrs Wilson, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
Mr Wilson, Intermediate arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June 1842 on the Aden
Mr and Mrs Wilson Arrived 1 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Sydney Ellen
Mr Wilson and Miss Wilson arrived at Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 from Hobart Flying Fish
Mrs Wilson cleared from Port Phillip 16 Feb 1843 for Launceston and arrived 21 Feb Abeona
Mrs and Miss Wilson cleared from Port Phillip 24 Feb 1843 for Hobart arrived 7 March Flying Fish
Mrs Wilson Arrived at Port Phillip 14 March 1843 from Sydney on 2 March, Christina
Miss Wilson Cleared out from Port Phillip 29 May 1843 for Launceston arrived 3 June and Sydney Seahorse
Mr and Mrs Wilson cleared out from Port Phillip 18 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 25 Nov Scout
Mr Wilson, teacher Baptist has 85 students. Source - Port Phillip Herald 11 Oct 1844
Mr Wilson, Melb, employed Andrew Fawkner who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Wilson, Melb, employed William Fawkner who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Wilson, Melb, a solicitor, employed William Kerr who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mrs Wilson, from London arrived 26 Feb 1844 on the Ellen barque from London to Port Phillip via Launceston.
Mr Wilson employed William Kerr 23 (single man 28) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Wilson, Melb employed Andrew Fawkner 19 (single man 12) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Wilson, Melb employed William Fawkner 18 (single man 13) arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mr Wilson sailed from Sydney 27 Feb 1844 bound for Port Phillip via Port Albert on the Coquette , source local newspapers
Mr Wilson cleared 12 Mar 1844 and sailed 13 Mar from Melbourne for Launceston, on the Tamar , source local newspapers
Miss Wilson cleared 3 July 1844 and sailed 4 July from Melbourne, for Sydney and arrived 6 July at Launceston Shamrock , source local newspapers
Rev Mr Wilson arrived 12 July 1844 at Melbourne from Portland Sally Ann , source local newspapers
Mr Wilson arrived 19 Aug 1844 at Melbourne cleared from Sydney Aug 12 Martha and Elizabeth , source local newspapers
Mrs Wilson arrived 27 Sep 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 21 Sep Lillias , source local newspapers
Mr Wilson Teacher Baptist have 85 scholars School attendance of children aged (ranges from 2 to 5) up to 14 years of age News 10 Oct 1844 , source local newspapers
Mrs Wilson arrived 23 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart on 13 Oct Flying Fish , source local newspapers
Wilson & Brooks in a partnership settler County Bourke, Source - 1847 Directory
Wilson & Johnstone in a partnership settlers Ememering Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Wilson & Kilburne in a partnership settlers Ememering Western Port, Source - 1847 Directory
Wilson see Macmillan & Wilson in a partnership settler Little Wardy Yallock Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Wilson see McMillan & Wilson in a partnership settlers Wardy Yallock Ck Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
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