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Mary Wood 18 (single woman 59) Laundress, Prot both, Co Antrim, came 24 June 1840 on theAndromache
Mary Ann Woods 21 (72 single woman) House maid RC both Kilkenny, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Lysander
Mary Ann Woods wed William Seaville in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Ann Wood wed William Peters Horton in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Mary Anne Wood wed John Scott in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Michael Wood arrived 26 July 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip 21 July, on the Lord Hobart
Michael Wood Portland Bay Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark 1 to 30 Sep 1843 source PPH- 29 Sep 1843
Michael Wood Western District Monthly list of Licenses to strip bark 1 to 30 Sep 1843 source PPH- 29 Sep 1843
Michael Wood Depasturing Licence for Portland Bay, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843 source PPH 30 Sep 1843
Mr and Mrs Wood and 4 chn departed Sydney Sun 16 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Siren
Mr Wood departed from Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Francis
Mr Wood departed from Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Woods arrived at Launceston 9 Oct 1837 from Port Phillip on the Enterprise
Mr Wood Departed from Hobart on 20 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip on the Agnes
Mr Wood Arrived at Launceston on 9 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip, the brig on the Henry
Mr Wood Arrived at Hobart on 23 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip on 16 Feb, on the Blossom
Mr Wood Departed from Hobart on 4 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip on the Caroline
Mr Wood, departed from Launceston to Port Phillip on the brig Henry 3 Dec 1840 - source Launceston Courier 7 Dec 1840
Mr Wood arrived 14-Dec 1840 from Sydney on the Clonmel
Mr Wood Arrived 27 Dec 1840 in Sydney from Port Phillip on the Perfect
Mr Wood arrived 3 Jan 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr Wood, Esq. departed 18 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Charlotte
Mr Wood arrived 10 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Wood departed 15 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Henry - source Launceston Courier 22 March 1841
Mr Wood Melbourne departed 19 Mar 1841 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Wood departed 19 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Tamar and at Melbourne arrived 26 Mar 1841, from Launceston on the Tamar
Mr Wood departed 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Mr Wood departed 19 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
Mr Wood arrived 24 July 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Mr Wood (Steerage) came 20 Aug 1841 on the John Campbell
Mr Wood departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Mr and Mrs Wood cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Sydney via Launceston on 28 May on the Shamrock , source local newspapers
Patrick Wood, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Richard Wood Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Robert Wood, 22 only in Disposal list, 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 Border Police Portland Bay district (List a170)
Robert Woods, Agnes and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
Rowland Wood Departed 1 Jan 1842 from Launceston for London on the Hamilton
Samuel Woods, 24 both was Labourer, trained as Basket maker single crime - simple larceny 7 years convicted 5 Jan 1843, at Montgomery, received 22 Feb 1843, at Montgomery, 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 Chirnside Portland Bay district (List a173 and a42)
Thomas Wood departed from Launceston Weds 11 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Douglass
Thomas Wood arrived at Hobart 20 Oct 1837 from Port Philip on the Adelaide
Thomas Wood 38 hus (family 43) Shoemaker, Prot both, Newark, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Anne Wood 36 wife of Thomas (family 43) House keeper, Prot both, Newark, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
George Wood 10, Alfred Wood 6, Emma Wood 4, John Wood 2 son of Thomas (family 43) Prot, London, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Edwin Wood 0 son of Thomas (family 43) Prot, born at Sea, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull See web page list includes Thomas Wood and family
Thomas Wood 17 son of Thomas (family 43) Bounty 15, Prot both, London, came 22 Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Thomas Wood wed Rebecca Dobinson in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Woods, 27 hus Carpenter RC, both Tipperary, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Anne Woods, 29 wife Housemaid RC, both Tipperary, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
John Woods, 0 son Tipperary, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Thomas Wood in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843 source PPH
Thomas Wood aged 37 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mr W Wood Esq. arrived at Launceston on 8 Aug 1838 from Port Phillip and Sydney on the Siren
Mr W Wood departed from Launceston on 2 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip on the Aquilla
Mr W Wood Esq. departed from Launceston for London via Port Phillip on the Thomas Laurie
William Wood 3 for departed Launceston 14 March 1837 for London on the Boadicea
William Wood witness to wedding 7 June 1839 of James Gilmore by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
William Wood buried 6 Nov 1839, 37 years Labourer at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Wood Arrived at Sydney 25 June 1839 from Port Phillip on 15 June on the Susannah Ann
William Wood Esq. arrived 7-Mar 1840 from Launceston on the Charlotte - source Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840
Mr William Wood sailed 28 Mar 1840 for Launceston on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 31 Mar 1840
Mr Wm Wood arrived 1 Jun 1840 from Launceston on 28 May on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 2 June 1840
>William Wood 23 hus (family 32) Shoemaker, Prot, both, Derby, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Maria Wood 19 wife of William (family 32) Shoe binder, both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
William Wood 21 (Steerage 16) Shepherd Prot both Ayreshire, came 9 Jan 1841 on the Ariadne
Mr W Wood Melbourne cleared out 23 Jan 1841 for Launceston on the Paul Pry
William Wood departed 25 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 29 March 1841
Mr William Wood arrived 20 Apr 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry - source Launceston Courier 26 Apr 1841
Mr William Wood arrived 13 August 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
William Wood wed Mary Reynolds in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
William Wood and Ann Mary christened Fanny 1845, James 1846, Henry 1847
William Wood Snake Banks Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr William Wood, arrived 3 Sep 1842 from Leith on the Duke of Richmond
William Woods and Anne drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
William James Wood Owned Property Malop Street Geelong - House & Land
William Woods aged 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Frederick Woodal paid Steerage arrived 8 Aug 1840 from London on the Marmion
Edward Woodbine Crew 29 arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
James Woodcock 27 hus (family 65) Carpenter Prot Both Yorkshire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
Sarah Woodcock 30 wife of James (family 65) Housemaid Prot Both Yorkshire, came 26 Nov 1841 on the Wallace
James Woodcock and Sarah, dau of Sarah Bingham and John Beney of Yorkshire, christened Martha Lindsay 1844, Abigail 1845 died, Joseph 1847
James Woodcock, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
James died 1859 aged 45, Sarah nee Binney wed 1860 to Edward Woodall
James Woodcock - Cnllins lane Source - 1847 Directory
Joseph Woodcock and Ann christened Catherine 1844 died, Francis 1845
Catherine Woodcock died 1845 infant Female aged 1 at Melbourne
Louisa Woodcock 21 (young woman 69) Nurse Prot both London, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Louisa M Woodcock died 1845 Female aged 25 at Melbourne
M Woodcock Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Thomas Woodcock aged 27 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
George Woodfield, 22 both was Labourer, trained as Carpenter single crime - Felony 10 years convicted 2 Mar 1843, at Kensington, received 24 Mar 1843, at Kensington, 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 FW Vickary Geelong (List a171 and a70)
George Woodfield died 1860 aged 41, unknown parents
EH Woodforde, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Thomas Woodford aged 22 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland wed 1855 to Susan McGinnity, 2 dau at Tower Hill
John Woodger, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
James Woodget Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Woodhall came Jan 1846 with 59 on the Stratheden
John Woodhall wed c1850 to Mary Anne Kane, 8 chn, she died 1870 aged 47, from Cornwall John died 1878 aged 50
James Woodhart List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Samuel Woodhead, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Colonel Woodhouse 27 July 1841 departing Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Colonel Woodhouse cleared 4 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, in 1841 Sea Horse Colonel Woodhouse departed Sydney 29 Dec 1841 for Port Phillip and Calcutta, on the Fairlie
John Woodington aged 22 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Joseph Woodland aged 17 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot christened c1830, died 1882 aged 45 in Ballarat Hospital
Captain Woodin master Departed from Hobart on 4 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip on the Caroline
Captain Woodlin master, at Melbourne arrived 3 Apr 1841, from Hobart town on the Caroline
Captain Woodin master cleared 9 August from Port Phillip for Hobart in 1841 Caroline
James Woodloche 26 (single man 53) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Woodcock Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Sep 1843 source PPH
James Woodloch wed Sarah Doyle in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne 4 chn
John Woodloche 26 (single man 54) Labourer RC neither Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
John Woodlock List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Michael Mark Woodlock wed Eleanor Delany in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Michael Woodlock, and Ellen Kavanagh baptised female Ellen at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #36358
Michael Woodlock, and Ellen Kavanagh christened John 1844, David 1846
Michael Woodlock in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843 source PPH
Michael Woodlock, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Michael Woodlock, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845, 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - PPH 23 Oct 1845
Michael Woodlock - Collingwood Source - 1847 Directory
William Woodlock 25 (single man 33) Labourer RC both Tipperary, came 21 Jan 1841 on the Sir Charles Forbes
William Woodlock wed 1843 to Margaret Carroll, 8 chn christened Margaret 1844, Mary 1846
William Woodcock died 1846 Male aged 40 at Heidelberg
Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
James Woodman 35 hus (family 31) Accountant, Prot, both, London,, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Emily Woodman 29 wife of James (family 31) House keeper, both,, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Amelia Woodman 11 dau of James (family 31) both, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
Ellen Woodman 8, Charles Woodman 6, and Henry Woodman 3 son of James (family 31) not Bounty, both,, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
George Woodman 0 son of James (family 31) not Bounty, both,, came 18 July 1840 on the Theresa
George Woodman 0 son of James, 31 f, came Jul 1840 on the Theresa and infant George died in 1840
James Woodman house Bourke St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
James Woodman House King St Burgess in Bourke Ward source PPH- 8 Sep 1843
James Woodman Advertisement - men of Bourke Ward signed letter supporting Mr Henry Moore, asking him to stand for upcoming election source PPH - 24 Oct 1843
James Woodman, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
James Woodman Sheriff's Clerk Page 197 List of Letters lying in this Office 30th June 1847
Mr Woodman cleared from Port Phillip 18 Feb 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 March Jane and Emma
Pearson Woodman 23 (single man 45) Joiner Prot both London, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Pearson Woodman List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Pearson Woodman wed 1857 to Jane Squire, son Henry Pearson died 1884 aged 65 son of Jane Usher and John Woodman
William Woodman aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Miss Woodruff cleared 25 May 1844 and sailed 26 May from Melbourne for Sydney via Launceston on 28 May on the Shamrock , source local newspapers
Theodore Woodruff wed Mary Ann Clements in 1841 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Theodore Woodriff in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 March 1843 source PPH
Mr A Woodward Cleared out 7 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Sydney Dublin
Mr Woodward Sailed 14 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip and arrived Sydney 18 Jan Dublin
Edward Woodward died aged 21 buried 1841 #3632 by Church of England, St James, Melbourne.
Mr George Woodward Departed from Hobart on 4 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip on the Caroline
Mr Henry Woodward, Cabin arrived 13 Dec 1842 from Liverpool and Dublin on the Dublin
James Woodward wed 14 Aug 1839 to Caroline Robins witnesses Robert Bazeley at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Mr James Woodward sailed 18 Nov 1840 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva
James Woodward fishmonger Elizabeth-street Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Woodward dwelling-house Corio St Geelong Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Peter Woodward, sailed 19-Jan 1840 from Port Phillip for Launceston on the schooner Perseverance - source Port Phillip Herald 21 Jan 1840
Ralph Woodward 29 hus (family 138) Brick layer Prot both Durham, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Sarah Woodward 25 wife of Ralph (family 139) Housekeeper Prot both Yorkshire, came 3 Oct 1841 on the Agricola
Ralph Woodward died aged 29, buried 1841 #3631 by Church of England, St James, Melbourne
Sarah Woodward, female wed James Crawford 1842 #4533 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Robert Henry Woodward and Letitia christened Charles William 1847
James Woodyard 32 hus of Jane (family 42) Labourer Prot reads Norfolk Received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Anne Woodyard 28 wife of James (family 42) Prot reads Norfolk arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Maria Woodyard 11 dau of James (family 42) Prot Norfolk arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
James Woodyard 7 son of James (family 42) Prot Norfolk arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Charles Woodyard 3 son of James (family 42) Prot Norfolk arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
James Woodward 3 July 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
James Woodyard, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
James Woodyard and Anne christened Caroline Bennett 1845-6 died, Ann 1847
Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
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