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E Withers, Melbourne Times 28 May 1842 Page 2 Linen Draper Insolvent debt of 1254 pounds, 0.40% of 56 debts listed
James Withers, Murray District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Mr Jason Wethers / Withers - hus (Intermediate 28), came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mrs Wethers / Withers - wife of Jason (Intermediate 29), came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Jason Withers and Hannah christened Sarah Ann 1841, Jason Edward 1844, William 1846, Elizabeth 1847
Jason Withers in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843 source PPH
Jason Withers List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Jason Withers, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Jason Witbers settler Bailey Hill Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Jason died 1881 aged 66 son of Sarah Thacker and Jason Wilhers
Jason Withers (17.1.1815 Baydon, Wiltshire; bp?18.6.1815 -21.1.1881 Ullina Station, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia) According to Jason PALMER (384285223)
he went to Australia on his own & decided his brothers should join him. They brought workers and stock. After getting married, arrived 30.9.1841 at Port Phillip as Intermediate Passengers on the Himalaya. (Sarah Ann was b 22.1.1841 at sea.) He first took up land at Strathbogie. Squatted on 75,000 acres of grazing land in the Black Dog Creek valley, Chiltern, Victoria. (The Aboriginal name for Black Dog Creek is Doma Mungi.)
Took over the run Ullina on the NE of Bontharambo from Benjamin BARBER in 1846. Owned the Ullina Run (1846-1937), near Chiltern & Wangaratta, now owned by JA HOLLOWAY. Purchased El Dorado Station by 1852, owned in 1840 by Capt Wm Fury BAKER RN. First leased Euroa (1841?-6) N of Strathbogie past Polly MCQUINN's waterhole to Bailey Hill Farm c120,000 acres? 1840-6. Withers Creek runs into Seven Creeks from hills on left. (Coincidentally there is also a Mt Bailey & Bailey Park in the region.)
Owned Bailey Hill Station between Euroa & Merton. Bred race horses. Died after his horse ran into a clothesline.
Robert Withers 19 (single man 69) Farm Servant Prot both Somersetshire, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
William Witmore Licence of Departure given to go on Jemima from Melbourne to Portland Bay source PPH 30 June 1843
William Witt freehold Collingwood Gipps Ward 183 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr W Wittens, Arrived at Hobart on 26 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on 21 Jan, on the Bandicoot
Wm Witter Witton, Crew drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Charles Wittes Letters unclaimed at Post-Office, Melbourne 30th April, 1847
Thomas Wittingale / Wittingall 35 hus (family 37) Labourer Prot both Essex, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Hanna Wittingall 32 wife of Thomas (family 37) House Servant Prot neither, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Sarah Wittingall 11 dau of Thomas (family 37) Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Hanna Wittingale died 1853 aged 44 dau Hannah Tillbrook and Abraham Hart of Essex
Sarah Wittingale wed 1850 to John Mackay Arthur, 2 dau
Joseph Witton / Whitton Departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Sir John Franklin
William Witton builder at Melbourne, a Tasmanian local preacher who helped Rev. Joseph Orton establish the Methodist Church in Melbourne in the late 1830s (from Ocean Grove street names.
William Witton wife Mary Ann dau Eliza Ellen Witton born 23 Mar 1839 baptised 21 Apr 1839 at Melbourne Wesleyan Mission
William Wilton ironmonger Collins-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Witton, Jury enpannelled 11 May, p3 - 21 May 1842 Melbourne Times
William Witton has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
William Witton House Bourke St Burgess in Gipps Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
William Witton Shop Collins St Burgess in Lonsdale Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
Mr W Witton News - Wesleyan Missionary Society has elected the committee for the year - Messrs A Thorpe source PPH 10 Oct 1843
William Witton 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
Mr Witton arrived 15 Mar 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart, on the Flying Fish , source local newspapers
William Witton's daughter Jane aged 12 died 1845 at Portland
William Witton wed Mary Ann Ramsden, she died 1888 aged 74, 7 chn christened Anne Elizabeth 1841
William Witton Wesleyan minister Port Fairy, Source - 1847 Directory
for more on this family, see my Wilton/Witton Pioneer notes
Mr F Woden sailed from Hobart 4 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Adelaide
Captain Wolfe master came 26 July 1841 on the Stratheden
John Wolf and Ann christened James 1846 Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
John Thomas Wolfe blacksmith Bourke street Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Wolf, and son Wolf, Steerage arrived 30 Sep 1842 from London 7 June on the Aden
Samuel Wolfe, accused of stealing a mare from John Hunter Patterson was all a misunderstanding. Source - Melbourne Courier 16 July 1845
William Wolfe 30 hus (family 18) Labourer RC neither Limerick, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Branken Moor
Mary Wolfe 32 wife of William (family 18) Housekeeper RC neither Limerick, came 12 Apr 1841 on the Branken Moor
William Wolfe, and Mary baptised female Ellen at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #131
William Wolfe and Mary Mager christened Catherine 1844, Mary 1845, Maurice 1847
Richard Wolfenden arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
Mr Wollaston arrived 20 June 1840 from London on the Eagle
John Wollaston house off Collins St LaTrobe Ward 225 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
John Wollaston House Off Collins Lane Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
John Wollaston wed Charlotte Martha Hays in 1846 at Independent Congregational Melbourne
Charlotte Martha Wollaston died 1847 Female aged 20 at Melbourne
John Wollaston and Margaret Tydeman christened Edward William 1847
John Wollaston wine annd spirit merchant Collins street Source - 1847 Directory
Alexander Wood 23 (single man 8) labourer Prot both Glasgow, came 26 July 1841 on the Brilliant
Andrew Wood 27 (single man 39) Labourer Prot Both Londonderry, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Andrew Woods List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Andrew Woods Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Ann Woods wed William Simmons in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Anne Woods 20 (single woman 69) Dressmaker Prot Both Co. Monaghan, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Ann Woods wed Richard Tucker in 1843 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Mr BS Wood and wife arrived 23 May 1844 from Sydney on 17 May on the Shamrock , source local newspapers
Catherine Wood 21 (single woman 46) Ladies' maid RC both Dublin, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Capt Wood, in Dec 1839 employed William and Elizabeth Smith both aged 26, Labourer and Housekeeper, who came on the William Metcalfe
Dorcas Woods died 1847 at Newtown
Edward Wood wed Mary Bathgate Williamson in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Edward Wood List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Edward Wood farmer Merri Creek Source - 1847 Directory
Ellen Woods 18 (single woman 72) House maid Prot reads Cork, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Ellen Woods wed Charles Henning Swendell in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Francis Woods Crew arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
George Ryan Wood, and Jerssey baptised Jerssey at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12823
George Woods, 36 both was Labourer, trained as Carpenter married crime - misdemeaner 7 years convicted 6 Jan 1843, at St Mary Newington, received 22 Feb 1843, at St Mary Newington, 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 Reid Geelong (List a172 and a43)
Henry Wood aged 15 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Henry Woods aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Isaac Wood wed Emily Hughes in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Woods 30 hus, 32 f, Labourer Cavan Prot both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Susan Woods 22 wife of James, 32 f, Laundress Cavan Prot both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Anne Jane Woods 2 and Margaret Woods 0 dau of James, 32 f, Cavan Prot, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
James Woods, and Susan Trotter baptised male George at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #697
James Woods and Susan Trotter christened Joseph 1843
James Wood and Susan Trotter christened John 1845
James Wood, departed from Launceston to Portland Bay on the schooner Minerva 8 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
James Wood departed 22 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
James Woods 30 hus (family 32) Labourer, Prot both, Cavan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Susan Woods 22 wife of James (family 32) Laundress, Prot both, Cavan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Anne Jane Woods 2 dau of James (family 32) Prot, Cavan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
Margaret Woods 0 dau of James (family 32) Prot, Cavan, came 24 June 1840 on the Andromache
James Wood 40 hus (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Margaret Wood 38 wife of James (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July 1841 on the England
Daniel/Samuel Wood 17 son of James (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July on the England
Alexander Wood 15 son of James (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July on the England
James Wood 12 son of James (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July on the England
Joseph Wood 10 son of James (family 72) Farm Servant Prot both Antrim, came 17 July on the England
Isabella Wood 8 dau of James (family 72) Prot both Antrim, came 17 July 1841 on the England
James Wood and Margaret Jane christened Alice 1843
James Woods 28 hus (family 43) Labourer Prot reads Monaghan came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Jane Woods 27 wife of James (family 43) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Isaac Woods 8, Betty Woods 4 and Mary Woods 0 dau of James (family 43) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
James Woods 28 hus (family 43) Labourer Prot reads Monaghan arrived 27 Nov 1841 on the James Wood and Jane christened Mary Jane 1845
James Wood, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 servant of GA Greaves of Werriby River property
James Wood wed Johanna Lovell in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
James Woods, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
James Woods and Jane christened William 1847
Jane Wood single woman (Disallowed), came 2 Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot
John Wood Convict came 1825 on the Asia assigned to W Rutledge Esq.
John Wood, convict came per Asia 8" Ticket of Leave for county of Port Phillip appears in Government Gazette of 29 Jan 1840. Source - Port Phillip Herald 28 Feb 1840
John Wood Esq arrived at Launceston 18 Aug 1836 from Port Phillip, on the Enterprise
Mr John Wood sailed 28 Mar 1840 for Launceston on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 31 Mar 1840
John Wood 23, 37 single man, Farm Servant Co Antrim Prot both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
John Gray Wood and Isabella christened Alfred Augustus 1840, Charl 1847
Mr John Wood arrived 20 Apr 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
John Wood 23 (single man 37) Farm Servant, Prot both, Co Antrim, came 24 June 1840 on theAndromache
Mr John Wood arrived 20 Apr 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
John Wood Snake Banks River Plenty Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Wood 20 hus (family 42) Labourer RC both Donegal, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
Margaret Wood 21 wife of John (family 42) Servant RC both Donegal, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Marquis Of Bute
John Wood, and Margaret Gallagher baptised male Francis at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #444
John Wood and Margaret Gallagher christened Ann 1843, Albert 1847 died
John Wood and Margaret Gallaher christened John 1845, Emily Anne 1847
Albert Wood Male child of John aged 8m died 1847 at Melbourne
John Woods 22 (single man 61) Carpenter Prot Both Co. Louth arrived 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Wood, wed Johanna Connor 1842 #164 Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
John Wood and wife arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the steamer 'Corsair' 3 Jan 1842 - source Launceston Courier 10 Jan 1842
Mr John Wood, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
John Wood wed Mary Mccowliffe in 1843 at Presbyterian Portland
John Wood, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce to transfer Waterloo from John Bulivant granted
John Woods List No 9, 30 Sep 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Wood, Little Collins St 'Waterloo Inn' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 4 May 1844
John Wood, license renewed for 'Waterloo Inn' Little Collins St should have been home for the Inspection. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
John Wood, Waterloo Tavern' Little Collins St granted Night License. Source - Port Phillip Herald 29 Jul 1845
John Woods publican Collins lane Source - 1847 Directory
John Wood, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for George Annand but John Joseph Fawkner won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
John Woods, Jane and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
John Woods wed Ellen Heffernan in 1845 at Independent Congregational
John Wood and Isabella christened John Taylor 1845
John Wood came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
John Woods carpenter High street Collingwood Source - 1847 Directory
John Nicholas Wood wed Mary Donaldson Hill in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Joseph Woods, 20 single man Labourer Prot both Wales arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
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