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Oliver Wilson 38 hus (family 43) Labourer Prot both Donegal, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Sarah Wilson 34 wife of Oliver (family 43) Housemaid, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
George Wilson 8 son, Jane Wilson 6 and Matilda Wilson 4 dau of Oliver (family 43) came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Oliver Wilson and Sarah christened Robert 1843
Oliver Wilson house lane off 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
Oliver Wilson shoemaker Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Rebina Wilson 19 (single woman 46) Housemaid Prot both, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Argyle
Robina Wilson wed Alfred John Eyre in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Wilson Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Robert Wilson 22 (single man 45) Labourer RC both Limerick, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Robert Wilson, and Helen baptised male David at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #819
Robert Wilson on list of Geelong supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH- 27 June 1843
Robert Wilson House and shop Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
Robert Wilson Portland Bay Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark 1 to 30 Sep 1843 source PPH- 29 Sep 1843
Robert Wilson Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843 source PPH 30 Sep 1843
Robert Wilson, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Insolvent hearing listed for 22 Apr
Robert Wilson, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce to transfer Retreat from John Anderson Granted
Robert Wilson, Brunswick Retreat Inn' refused Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
Robert Wilson, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Geelong resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Robert Wilson, Shop and house Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Robert Wilson, 1 box apparel cargo came 2 Dec 1843 from Leith on the Mid Lothian The Port Phillip Herald Tue 5 Dec 1843
Robert Wilson wed Anne Cameron in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Robert Wilson wed Anne Little in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Robert Wilson wed Esther Hackett Galven in 1847 at Presbyterian Geelong
Robert Wilson Mechanics' Institution Committee of Management
Robert Wilson Owned Property Yarra Street Geelong - House & Land
Robert Wilson & Co Partnership chemists and druggists Collins-st Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Robert Wilson, Insolvent Druggist Melbourne insolvent applying for Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Sept 1844
Robert Wilson 3 Oct 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Robert Wilson pending Certificates of Insolvency granted for News 15 Oct 1844 , source local newspapers
Robert Wilson at 1.30pm to collect his Certificate of Insolvency 21 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
Robert Wilson received Insolvency Certificates Insolvency 27 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
Robert Wilson accoucheur Lonsdale street, Source - 1847 Directory
Roger Wilson, ceased working as Overseer for George Mercer on 15 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 26 Feb 1844
R Wilson, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Collins St Confectioners Licence
R Wilson, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Committee Mechanics Institution Annual Report
R Wilson, curator Dept of Aborigines for 1844 officeholder, Mechanic's Institute. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
R Wilson, Committee for 1844 officeholder, Mechanic's Institute. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
R Wilson, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Mr R Wilson arrived 15 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston Tamar , source local newspapers
R Wilson, one of 105 who signed letter supporting ministry by Rev Peter Gunn. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 10 Aug 1844
Samuel Wilson wed Jane Tait in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened William 1845, John Tait 1847
Samuel Wilson Owned Property Yarra Street Geelong - House & Land
Samuel Wilson settler Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Wilson 29 hus (family 29) Prot both, Nottingham, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Jane Wilson 27 wife of Thomas (family 29) Prot both, Nottingham, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Dr Thomas Wilson - Surg Supt (Staff 2) came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Mrs Wilson wife of Doctor (Cabin) came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Wilson 2 chn of Doctor (Cabin) came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Thomas Wilson Surg Supt Doctors Feb 1 1847
Thomas Wilson surgeon Portland Bay, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Wilson 23 (single man 38) Blacksmith RC both Tipperary, came 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Thomas Wilson and Bridget Roche christened Elizabeth 1844
Thomas Wilson and Honora Hanty christened Mary 1843, Honora 1846
Thomas Wilson, and Margaret baptised male John Loury at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Merr 1842 #782
Thomas Wilson and Margaret christened William Hamilton 1844
T Wilson, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Storekeeper debt of 1821 pounds, 0.58% of 56 debts listed
Thomas Wilson departed 25 Jan 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Minerva , source local newspapers
Thomas Wilson aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
WC Wilson, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Walter Wilson and Anne Pole christened William 1845
William Wilson convict came on the Prince George Certificates of Freedom are in Melbourne Police Office for collection, 2 Feb 1844 - source Port Phillip Herald
Mr W Wilson departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
William Wilson 3 June 1837 with Adam Wilson and Alfred John Eyre paid 95 pounds
William Wilson Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
William Wilson, 28 hus, (family 36), Housemaid Prot both Kilsbury, Tyrone, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Mary Wilson, 28 wife of William, (family 36), Farm servant Prot both Kilsbury, Tyrone, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
William Wilson, died 33 male Melbourne 1842 #3801 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Wilson, yeoman, deceased The Port Phillip Herald Fri 20 Jan 1843 pay your debts to Mary Wilson, his widow
William Wilson, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on 28 May 1840 on the Henry arrived 1 June 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 2 June 1840
William Wilson 23 (single man 32) Butcher, Prot both, Stirling, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mr W Wilson on 21 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
William Wilson 38 hus (family 53) Labourer Prot Both Tyrone, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
Anne Wilson 35 wife of William (family 53) Prot Both Tyrone, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
William Wilson 11 and James Wilson 8 sons, Catherine Wilson 5 dau and Thomas Wilson 3 son of William (family 53) Prot Tyrone, came 8 Jun 1841 on the Frankfield
From The Wilson Family came to Australia from County Tyrone, Ireland in 1841 on the ‘Frankfield’. They lived at Brighton for some time before coming to Berwick. William (circa 1841-1907), and James (1833-1910) began the farming property called ‘Quarry Hills’. Their home remains today and part of the land is now the ‘Wilson Botanic Park’ reserve. They farmed sheep and grew prize-winning wheat, both of which won international acclaim. When the boys married, they split their property. William stayed on at Quarry Hills with his bride Euphemia (nee Brisbane) wed 1859, and James built a new home, ‘Wilson House’ with his wife Anne (nee Lindsay) wed c1858. Their little sister Anne (circa 1842-1909) also married 1859, to a local man and politician James Buchanan.
William Wilson 22 (single man 28) Labourer Prot neither Co Tipperary arrived 17 Dec 1841 on the Agostina
William Wilson, male wed Mary Davis 1842 #4567 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Wilson, and Mary baptised Alicia at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12952
William Wilson and Mary Davis christened Jane 1840 died, Ellen 1843, William 1846 died, Jane 1847
William Wilson boarding house Little Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Wilson 17 (single man 45) Labourer Prot reads Essex arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Wm Wilson - Crew 24 arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
William 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
William Wilson and Charlotte Dickson christened Christina 1845
William Wilson died 1845 Male aged 30 at Melbourne
William Wilson Crew came Jul 1844 with 248 Crew on the Dale Park
William Wilson aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Wilson brickmaker Batman's Swnmp, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wilson corn & flour factor Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wilson settler Murray Ville Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wilson waterman Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
William Wilt 29 hus (family 27) Joiner, Prot both, Bamfshire, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Sophia Wilt 32 wife of William (family 27) Dressmaker, Prot both, Bamfshire, came 1 May 1840 on the China
Ann Elizabeth Wilton, died 1 female Melbourne 1842 #436 Methodist/Wesleyan Melbourne
John Wilton 29 hus (family 36) Labourer, Prot neither, Bath, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Clara Wilton 25 wife of John (family 36) Dressmaker, Prot neither, Bath, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
John Wilton, and Clarissa Mary baptised Alfred Leonard at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12835
John Wilton 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
John Wilton Shop Bourke Lane Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
also baptised Windham William Wilton 1844, Laura Elizabeth Wilton 1847, at Church Of England St James, Melbourne and Frederick Augustus Wilton 1852, at Church of England, St Stephens, Richmond
John Wilton, Shop Bourke Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
John Wilton grocer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Clarissa died 1880 aged 65, dau Richard Williams
John Wilton 21 (single man 52) Blacksmith Prot Both Dunkinfield, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
John Robert Wilton and Bessie Tainsh Clarke christened Margaret Ruth El 1846
Henry Wiltshire Convict came 1833 on the Lady Lynedoch assigned to A Rankin Esq.
Mr Wiltshire cleared out from Port Phillip 19 Oct 1843 for Circular head and arrived Launceston 30 Oct Opossum
Mr Wiltshire arrived at Launceston 4 Dec 1843 from Portland Lowestoft
William Wiltshire aged 23 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland wed 1854 to Sarah Bull who died 1857 aged 32, her 3 chn all died, wed 1858 to Elizabeth Bolton/ Durrant, son David lived
William Winberry arrived Nov 1835, on 9 Nov 1836 had small weatherboard house, and growing 1 acre garden
William Winberry, male wed Honora Cronin 1842 #35489 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
William Winberry and Honora Cronin christened Agnes 1845
William Winberry boatman Williams Town, Source - 1847 Directory
James Winch Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Charles Winchester Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843 source PPH
George Winchester and Mary christened Martha 1841
George Winchester, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Samuel Winchester - crew 23 arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Samuel Winchester wed Margaret Annand in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Benjamin Wynder farmer Pentridge Merri Creek Source - 1847 Directory
John Winder 43 widower with 4 chn Brickmaker employed by Mr Newton, came to NSW on the Prince Regent and Apr 1839 on the John Barry
John Winder Western Port District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843 source PPH - 15 Aug 1843
John Windar, County of Bourke depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
John Winder, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
John Winder, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
John Winder wed Eliza Fetherstone in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
John Wynder brickmaker Batman's Swamp Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Windern / Windover 21 (single man 37) Farm Labourer, Prot both, Kent, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Mr Winderden arrived 9 Sep 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert 5 Sep Agenoria , source local newspapers
Jacob Windle - 2nd Mate (Staff 4) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
David Window wed Julia Dunn in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mr R Windows departed from Launceston on 10 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Industry
Samuel Windridge - Seargent Native Police, reward for capture of Timothy Sullivan. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 75, 16 Oct 1843
Samuel Windridge and Mary christened Margaret 1843, Mary Ann 1847
Anne Winsor - Windsor wed James Farrell in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
D Windsor, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Mrs Windsor Passengers Cabin - arrived 7 Apr 1840 from London on the Louisa Campbell and cleared for Sydney, 12 May 1840 on the Louisa Campbell
Mr D Window Arrived at Hobart on 26 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, left on 21 Mar, on the Agnes
shared Windover and Skinner Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843 source PPH 30 Sep 1843
George Windsor 2 Jan 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Winkfield, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Robert Winfield and Ann Mary christened Jane 1845, Mary Ann 1845, William 1847
William Winfield, and Bridget Roach baptised female Mary Anne at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #499
Captain Wing master arrived on 23 Dec 1844 at Launceston from Adelaide and Portland on the Deborah source local newspapers
Mrs Wing with 2 chn and servant arrived on 23 Dec 1844 at Launceston from Adelaide and Portland on the Deborah , source local newspapers
Captain Wingate arrived 9 Apr 1840 from Greenock on the Tomatin
Captain DT Wingate sailed 4-May 1840 for Batavia on the Tomatin
Daniel Wingrove, 22 imperfectly was Labourer, trained as Shoemaker single crime - Felony 10 years convicted 13 Mar 1843, at Sau?, received 19 Apr 1843, at Sau?, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and employment was not specified (List a169 and a93)
Daniel Wingrove wed Ellanor Coury/Conroy in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong christened William 1847 Daniel died 1888 aged 62 son of Charlotte Angel and William Wingrove Ellen died 1881 aged 70 dau of Denis Conroy
John Wingrove, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Claud Winifred 15 female (single woman 46) House Servant RC reads Tipperary arrived 3 Dec 1841 on the Branken Moor
Thomas Winkfield Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Captain Winkworth master departed from Sydney Mon 9 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip the brigantine on the Sarah
Captain Winkworth master arrived in Sydney on Weds 21 Mar 1838 from Port Phillip on 17 Mar on the Sarah
Captain Winkworth master arrived at Sydney on 9 June 1838 from Port Phillip on 1 June on the Sarah
Captain Winkworth left this port on 22 June 1838 for Port Phillip with reports possibly lost on the Sarah
Captain William Winkworth master reports possibly lost on the Sarah
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