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Roger Winn aged 31 came Dec 1840 with 273 on the Orient with Mary 26
John Winnicott, departed from Launceston to Portland Bay on the schooner Minerva 8 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
Henry Winrow 25 (single man 38) Smith Prot both Bolton, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Caroline Windby / Winsley 16 (single woman 52) Housemaid Prot both Exeter, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Carol Winsley, female wed Jacob Julian Grigg 1842 #4607 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Caroline Winsley was christened at Exeter, Devonshire, England in 1825. She had 12 children (3 died as infants)
Richard Winns cleared out from Port Phillip 4 Nov 1843 for Launceston arrived 6 Nov and arrived at Sydney 11 Nov Shamrock
Mr J Winstaley and child Departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
John Winstanley watchmaker North Corio, Source - 1847 Directory
John Winstanley Owned Property Marrabool Street Geelong - Freehold Property
Robert Winsted and Lucy Spring christened Mary Ann 1846
Isabella Winstey arrived at Melbourne 7 March 1841 from Adelaide on the Abeona
James Winstone, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
Brothers Winter settlers lower Wannon River Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
B Pratt Winter, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Capt Winter Ship's Master arrived 28 June 1840 from Adelaide - on the Challenger
Captain Winter, master sailed from Port Phillip 1 Feb 1843 arrived in Sydney 16 Feb for Hobart Emancipation
Edward Winter and Honora christened Margaret 1841, Lydia 1843, William 1846
Edward Winter in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843 source PPH
Edward Winter farmer Lucan Yarra River, Source - 1847 Directory
Elizabeth Winter 22 ( single woman, after 54, ineligible 25) Farm servant RC Both Middlesex, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Eliza Winter schoolmistress Coromandle place, Source - 1847 Directory
George Winter was an Irish-born settler who had arrived in Port Phillip in 1837. and who later held extensive pastoral leases. From "The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 78, in the comment about him employing James Hickey who arrived 1848 on the Adelaide.
George Winter ca 1838 occupied Tahara (east of Merino, 24,000 acres)
G Wenter/Winter Esq. departed from Launceston to Portland Bay on the schooner 'Minerva' 8 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
Mr G Winter Esq arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 17 May 1841
George Winter, 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
G Winter and S Partnership Wannon River Portland Bay, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr George Winter Arrived at Port Phillip 2 July 1843 from Portland Sally Ann
George Wintner, of the Wannon appointed a Magistrate of the Territory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Mar 1844
Mr G Winter Esq. sailed 3 May 1844 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva , source local newspapers
George Winter List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Winter Esq sailed 7 June 1844 from Launceston for Port Fairy and Portland Minerva , source local newspapers
George Winter, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
George Winter and Elizabeth christened Georgina Benjamin 1845
George Winter Directory 1847 settler Tansa Portland
George Winter Purchased land , 24th February, 1847 636 acres Normanby lot 29 and 30
George Winter settler Tansa Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
George Winter, 19 single man Labourer Prot neither Wiltshire arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
George Winter shoemaker off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr John Winter ( Intermediate 6 ) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
Margaret Winter ( Intermediate 7 ) came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Winter and James Winter came 16 Dec 1841 on the William Mitchell
John Winter, and Mar Janet baptised female Janet Margaret at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Melbourne 1842 #719
John Winter and his wife Janet Margaret, nee Irving, of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland. In 1841 John brought his wife and sons James Winter (1834-1885) and William Winter-Irving (1840-1901) born in Edinburgh, to Australia in the William Mitchell. Settling near Ballarat, he acquired Bonshaw Estate and in 1850, Junction Station.
son James Winter on 27 April 1871, aged 36, married Caroline, daughter of W.H. Pettert. In 1883 he took his family to England, travelling by way of the United States of America. About to return to Victoria he died of inflammation of the lungs at Norwood near London on 3 February 1885; he was survived by his wife and children.
son Winter-Irving died of cirrhosis of the liver on 28 June 1901, aged 61. He was survived by his wife, five sons and six daughters. It was two of these sons William and Clive that purchased Bentley, in 1939.
John Winter, granted depasturing lience in Portland district for Feb 1842 Source - "Geelong Advertiser" 14 Mar 1842
John Winter, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
John Winter, Portland Bay District depasturing license for Aug 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
John Winter, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Winters settler Bunninyong County Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Winters Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Mathew Winter, 28 single man Shepherd Prot, both Perthshire, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
Mr Winter departed from Hobart on 3 Nov 1837 for Port Philip on the Eudora
Mr Winter sailed 29 Oct 1840 for Launceston in ballast on the Fox
Mr Winter sailed 10-Nov 1840 for Launceston on the Charlotte
Mr Winter arrived 29-Nov 1840 from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Winter and family departed Sydney 25 Jan 1841 for Port Phillip, on the Christina
Mr Winter arrived 12 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Tamar
Mr Winter Arrived 22 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr Winter departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Winter departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Dusty Miller - source Launceston Courier 3 May 1841
Mr Winter departed 26 June 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Mr Winter Melbourne arrived 26 Jun 1841 from Launceston on the Corsair
Mr Winter departing 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Mr Winter arrived 20 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
Mr Winter arrived at Hobart 21 Jan from Portland on 14 Jan, Prince of Denmark
Mr Winter arrived 21 Jan at Hobart from Portland Bay 14 Jan Prince of Denmark
Mrs Winter Cleared out 30 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Sydney Emancipation
Mrs Winter sailed from Port Phillip 1 Feb 1843 arrived in Sydney 16 Feb for Hobart Emancipation
Mr Winter Cleared out from Port Phillip 7 July 1843 for Launceston arrived 13 July Tamar
Mr and Mrs Winter sailed 23 Sep 1843 from Launceston for Portland Minerva
Mr Winter arrived 5 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish , source local newspapers
Mr Winter cleared 14 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for Hobart and arrived 27 Feb, on the Flying Fish , source local newspapers
Mr Winter arrived 2 Apr 1844 at Launceston from Portland, on the Lowestoft , source local newspapers
Mr Winter arrived 8 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston 2 Oct 1844 Scout , source local newspapers
Richard William Winter, and Eliza baptised Eliza Jane at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12878
R Winter, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Richard Winter house off Bourke St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Richard Winter House and shop Off Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
Richard William Winter and Eliza christened Amelia 1844, Henry Kell 1846
Richard Winter, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Robert Winter cabinetmaker Coromandel place, Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Winter 33 hus (family 73) Farm Servant Prot both Nottingham, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Mary Winter 26 wife of Samuel (family 73) Farm Servant Prot both Nottingham, came 17 July on the England
Margaret Winter 3 dau of Samuel (family 73) Nottingham, came 17 July on the England
Sarah Winter 6 weeks dau of Samuel born on board (family 73) came 17 July on the England
Sarah England Winter, died dau of Samuel, 1 female Merri Ck 1842 #3814 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Samuel Winter and Mary christened Susanna 1843, Thomas Robert 1845, Anna Maria 1847
Samuel Winter carrier Brighton, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr S Winter, Esq. Arrived at Launceston on 21 Jan 1839 from Portland Bay, on the Sally Ann
S Winter and G Partnership Wannon River Portland Bay, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Samuel Winter, male wed Alice Sullivan 1842 #4578 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Samuel Winter and Alice Sullivan christened Samuel 1843, Joseph 1844, James 1847
Mr S Winter Esq. sailed 30 Oct 1844 from Launceston for Portland Minerva , source local newspapers
Samuel Winter, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
S.P. Winter settler Spring Valley Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Winter, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 95 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr T Winter Arrived at Port Phillip 16 March 1843 from Launceston on 8 Mar, Tamar
Thomas Winter Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 April 1843 for Launceston for Launceston arrived 11 Apr Tamar
Thomas Winter Esq arrived at Launceston 21 Aug 1843 from Portland Minerva
Trevor Winter, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Trevor Winter settler Baynton Wannon Portland, Source - 1847 Directory
Trevor Winter died 1885 aged 63
Mr Wm Winter cleared 14 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 20 Aug, in 1841 Scout
William Winter, Licensed to cut timber at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
Elizabeth Winterbine 18, 56 single woman, Dressmaker, Leadington, Prot, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Rebecca Winterbine 15, 55 single woman, Nursery maid, London, Prot, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Rebecca Winterbine wed William Cox in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Winterbine 21 hus, 39 f, Bootmaker London Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Ann Winterbine 24 wife of Thomas, 39 f, Housemaid Taunton Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Thomas Winterbine and Mary A 24, christened Thomas Daniel 1845
Thomas Winterbine, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
John Winters settler Bunninyong County Grant, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr George Wintle was appointed Gaoler at 100 a year on the 1st January 1838, and the Russell Street Gaol became known as "Wintle's Hotel".
George Wintle came as a member of the 28th Regiment, came on the John Barry, John N Robson master, 524 tons, left London 25 Aug 1835 and arrived at Sydney 23 Jan 1836. See John Barry where we see Number 300, Drum Maj as, Sgt WINTLE George P/matta. Discharged P/matta 30 Sept 1836
George Wintle gaoler, wife Mary son George Wintle born 27 Jun 1836 baptised 21 Nov 1838 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
George Wintle labourer wife Mary son Charles James Wintle born 1 Sep 1839 baptised 2 Oct 1839 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
George Wintle and Mary christened George 1838, Charles James 1839,
George Wintle gaoler Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Wintle, and Mary baptised Edwin Walter at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #13038
George Wintle, and Mary baptised Laura Jane at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12785
George Wintle 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
Mr Wintle, given the care of John Phillip Sandford, a vagrant. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 Jan 1846
George Wintle governor of gaol Melbourne, Source - 1847 Directory
The death of their second son, Charles James Wintle gives a surname to Mary -
Charles James Wintle 1839 - 1866 #5721 aged 26, son of Mary Gibson and George Wintle, died in Melbourne
Checking for deaths of parents and these are likely records
George Wintle 1809 - 1870 #5688 aged 61, son of Mary Bradshaw and John Wintle, born in Ireland??
and also
Mary Johnson Wintle 1802 - 1877 #12575 aged 75, dau of Fanny Clarke and Francis Gibson born in Bamberg Eng

From on Monday, 18 July, 2011
Mary's Obituary - the full text is at Trove
Mrs Wintle, the widow of the late Mr George Wintle, .., died at the residence of her son Mr Edwin Wintle of St Kilda, on Monday last. She was the daughter of an English wool merchant named Gibson, and was married to Mr Wintle in England. They came to Sydney 1836 and Mr Wintle had an appointment on board the penal hulks at Sydney then was transferred to the charge of the gaol then proclaimed in Melbourne. .. The eldest son George was among the very first of the children born to European parents ... Mrs Wintle's remains were placed with those of her late husband and her sons Messrs George and Charles Wintle who both met with accidental and sudden deaths.


Wanting more about Walter Wintle

From on Monday, 18 July, 2011
Walter always maintained he was from Belfast Ireland, born 1838 and his father William Wintle was a Draper Merchant.. this seems to be one of Walter's many inventions ! .. there are no records of Wintles ever in Belfast or Ireland at the time or earlier ..I think Walter was in fact from the Forest of Dean England and his family lived near / in Bristol ..
Walter's dubious story of his origins is hard to prove .. he never mentioned his father and always claimed he was a cabin boy of 11 sent out by his parents and he jumped ship on arrival in Australia ..
There is a William Wintle that may be a match for his father, a convict who was shipped out for seven years from West Riding Yorkshire in 1839. - William Wintle, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838. Alias(es): Windle, Details: Sentence details: Convicted at York. West Riding Quarter Sess. for a term of 7 years. Vessel: John Barry. Date of Departure: 12 November 1838.
This William Wintle in 1843 ran away from custody in New South Wales after four years .. he is logged as having absconded and what happened after to William Wintle is a mystery..
Between that time as a lad and at 30 years of age in 1868 with his marrying Emily Gillespie in Sydney the only information I have is of a Walter Wintle working on the Ballarat / Bendigo gold fields in the late 1850's, that would make him around twenty years of age..We have relatives alive who knew his wife Emily (died 1937) and she maintained the Belfast story .. however how did an 11 year old survive and end up a successful merchant at the age of 30 when Emily met Walter Wintle ? And why no available details in any records of Walter before he is 30 years of age and turns up in NSW to marry Emily.
Walter Robert Wintle and Emily Ameila Gillespie's children in order of birth from oldest with my Aunt Jane 1869 to 1981 (she lived to 111 years of age!) : Jane, Walter William, Robert, Alfred Ernest, Mary, William James, John Frederick, Florence May, Andrew Francis, Emily Elizabeth, Amanda....


George Wainwright and Mary Crowe christened Catherine 1845
Mary Winwright wed John Devereux in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Whipple / Wippell 38 hus (family 34) Labourer Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Sophia Whipple / Wippell 38 wife of John (family 34) Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Richard Whipple / Wippell 18 son of John (single man, 2nd part 25) Labourer Prot both Exeter, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Elizabeth/Mary Whipple / Wippell 17 dau of John (single woman 53) Housemaid Prot both Exeter, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
John Wippell 14 and Walter Wippell 11 son of John (family 34) Prot neither Devonshire, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
J Wipple Heidelberg employed John Angus 23 hus of Mary (family 01) arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
Thomas Wipte (S) Convict came 1837 on the John assigned to Major Davison
Richard Wisdom aged 16 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Charles Wise 27 Jul 1835 employee of John Pascoe Fawkner
Mr Wise, arrived at the 'Cornwall Hotel' in Launceston from Port Phillip in the last week - source Launceston Courier 2 Nov 1840
Mr Charles Wise departed 22 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
Charles Wise, died 26 male at Pascoevale 1842 #423 Independent Congregational Melbourne
David Wise sailed from Hobart 17 Feb 1836 for Port Phillip on the John Dunscombe
David Wise departed from Launceston on 15 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip on the Enterprise
George Wise carpenter Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Wise, assistant clerk, Police Office, p3 - 9 April 1842 Melbourne Times
George Wise house 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
George Wise in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843 source PPH -
George Wise wed Alice Lucker in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
George Wise publican Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Geo Gordon Wise List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Henry Wise wed Rebecca Hutchinson in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
John Wise wed Jane Weller in 1845 at Presbyterian 5 chn
John Wise stockkeeper Cross street Collingwood, Source - 1847 Directory
Master Wise sailed from Hobart, 16 March 1836 for Portland and London on the Boadicea
Mr Wise arrived at Launceston 18 Aug 1836 from Port Phillip, on the Enterprise
William Wise, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
William Wise, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Wise wed Harriet Bowden, 4 chn
Directory 1847 Correspondence settler Murray Murranamungy 3 4 Murray Mitta Mitta 3 9
William Wise settler Mitta Mitta Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
J D Wiselaskie Bunninyong Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
JD Wiselaskie, Portland Bay District depasturing license for Aug 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 31 Oct 1844
JD Wiseleskie, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Dixon Wyselaskie settler River Hopkins Source - 1847 Directory
Captain Wiseman master at Sydney 19 Jun 1841, on the Tamar
Mr Wiseman departed Launceston 14 Jan 1843 for Portland Minerva
Mr Wiseman Source LE - Arrived at Launceston 7 April 1838 from Portland, Sally Ann
Thomas Wiseman, 25, (Steerage), came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
Thomas Wiseman wed Ellen Noonan in 1847 at Church of England Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
Captain Wishart master Departed from Hobart on 12 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Lady of the Lake
James Wist sailed from Sydney 16 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Paul Pye
Gilbert With Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Henry With Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas With Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
William Witheridge, male wed Johanna Maher 1842 #4599 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Witheridge and Johanna Maher christened William John 1843, Elizabeth 1844
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