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Thomas Woolahan wed Anne Clarke in 1847 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
George Woolf in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843 source PPH - 31 Jan 1843
Mr and Mrs Woolley and child and servant left Sydney 17 Nov 1839 had heavy gales with 16 days in Bass Strait arrived Melbourne 6 Dec 1839, on the Jewess
Alfred Woolley witness to wedding 17 Dec 1839 of Daniel Stodhart Campbell to Catherine Morris Smith at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
Mr Woolley sailed 13-Jan 1840 for Sydney on the Bright Planet
Mr and Mrs Woolley (and 2 servants) arrived 3-Mar 1840 from Sydney 29 Feb on the Bright Planet
Alfred Woolley, purchased from the Crown in 1839, one of eight allotments each of 25 acres in Richmond Hill. Alfred Woolley built a timber cottage on the north corner of Rowena Parade and Punt Road in 1842-3 Judge Pohlman lived here from 1843-77
Alfred Woolley, and Jane Christian baptised George Alfred 1841, Henry Kirby at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #13043a
Alfred Woolley of Campbell and Woolley Partnership PR Stephen-street Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
shared Wooley and Campbell Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 1 to 30 Sept 1843 source PPH 30 Sep 1843
Alfred Woolley, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
George Alfred Woolley, died Alfred 8m male Melbourne 1842 #3686 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Alfred Woolley and Jane Christian christened Alfred Stodhart 1844-5 died, Mary Honora 1846
The little boy was scalded after upsetting a tub of boiling water in the kitchen - source Melbourne Courier 20 Feb 1846
Alfred Woolley, The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 16 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 13 May
Alfred Woolley, freehold, Richmond The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during first hour, 9-10am Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Alfred Woolley freehold Malop St, Corio also has vote in another Ward Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Alfred Woolley freehold Richmond Electors in District of Port Phillip source PPH, 6 June 1843
Alfred Woolley on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH- 27 June 1843
Alfred Woolley New Insolvents list Tue 5 Sep 1843, liabilities 716 pounds, assets 16 pounds
Alfred Woolley 3 Jun 1844 unclaimed letter at Geelong post office
Alfred Wooley Marabool St Geelong Householder List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
Alfred Woolley, Insolvency Certificate granted in firm of Campbell and Woolley. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Nov 1844
Alfred Woolley, sent cargo of 51 sacks wheat. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Alfred Woolley, one of 469 voters who qualified by Household in Marabool St Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Alfred Woolley, voted in Geelong for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
Alfred Woolley wine & spirit merchant North Corio Source - 1847 Directory
Edward Woolley and Ann christened Ann 1841, John 1844
Mary Woolley, died E dau of E, 8d female Melbourne 1842 #3818 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Edward Woolley, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Edward Woolley, House Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
Edward Woolley at noon to collect his Certificate of Insolvency 21 Nov 1844 , source local newspapers
Edward Woolley, Insolvent, granted Certificate of Relief. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 30 Nov 1844
Mr George Woolley / Worton (Cabin 39) Farm Servant Prot both Co Armagh arrived 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mrs Mary Ann Woolley / Worton wife of George (Steerage 39) Farm Servant Prot both arrived 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
G Woolley, jury for Fri 16 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
John Woolley List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Maude Woolley Western Port Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
JM Woolley, subscribed 5/5/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
Mr JM Woolley received Imports 8 June 1840 on the Majestic and 20 June 1840 on the Duchess of Kent
JM Woolley, on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
John M Woolley, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
John Maude Woolley, Insolvent 241, settler Melbourne liabilities 9353, deficiency 6954. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 3 Feb 1844
John Maude Woolley, Insolvency Certificate granted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Nov 1844
John Maud Woolley 1 Deed of Grant ready when fee is paid 9 Jan 1844
John Maude Woolley - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844 , source local newspapers
Mr Woolridge arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock , source local newspapers
James Woolley aged 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Mr Wolly and servant Departed from Sydney 17 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip on the Christina
Mr Woolley Arrived at Sydney on 28 Oct 1839 from Port Phillip 23 Oct on the Jewess
Mr Woolley left Sydney 17 Nov 1839 had heavy gales with 16 days in Bass Strait arrived Melbourne 6 Dec 1839, on the Jewess
Mr and Mrs Woolley and child and servant left Sydney 17 Nov 1839 had heavy gales with 16 days in Bass Strait arrived Melbourne 6 Dec 1839, on the Jewess
Mr and Mrs Woolley, arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the barque 'Bright Planet' 3 Mar 1840 - source Port Phillip Herald 6 Mar 1840
Mr Woolley/Woolley, Steerage arrived 9 Dec 1842 from Gravesend and 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Mr and Mrs T Woolley, Cabin arrived 13 February 1842 from Plymouth on the Andromache
family Woolley, Cabin arrived 13 February 1842 from Plymouth on the Andromache
Mr TM Wooley in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843 source PPH - 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Woolley Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Woolley, House Off Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
William Woolley carpenter off Bourke lane Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Woolmers sailed 19 Mar 1840 for Adelaide, on the Elizabeth Lloyd
Mr Woolridge arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock , source local newspapers
Charles Woolmer, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 31 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
James Woolton 40 hus of Sarah (family 44) Labourer Prot reads Bucks Received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Sarah Woolton 38 wife of James (family 44) Prot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Jane Woolton 12 dau of James (family 44) Prot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Eliza Woolton 9 dau of James (family 44) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Woolton 4 son of James (family 44) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Benjamin Woolton 2 son of James (family 44) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
James Woolton and Sarah christened Fanny 1845 died, Mary 1845, William 1847
James Wooton labourer off Bourke lane Source - 1847 Directory
Salina Woolton 14 dau of James (single woman 23) House maid Prot reads Bucks employed by William Brickwood Melbourne arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr S Woolmer departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
Francis Woosnam wed Catherine Reid in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Francis 1847, John 1847, Mary 1847
Thomas Woster - Worcester and Mary Grey christened George 1843, Mary 1844
George Worcester 29 with wife, Painter, Prot from London employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Mary Anne Worcester 27 wife of George, with Harriett 3, M Anne 1, Housemaid, Prot from London employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
George Worcester, and Mary baptised Gracina at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12854
George Worcester and Mary Anne christened Cecelia 1843, George William 1846
George Worcester painter & glazier Collins lane Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Wordley aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
John Wordley aged 16 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Michael Wordlock, and Ellen Kavangh baptised female Ellen at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #165
Thomas Workington, Intermediate arrived 30 Jan 1842 from Liverpool on the Arkwright
Eliza Workman 41 Widow No Bounty (disallowed 73) House Keeper Prot both Somersetshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Mary Workman 7 dau of Eliza (disallowed 73), came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Edmund Worn, male wed Susan Jess 1842 #4588 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Worsley arrived 7-Ap 1840 from Hobart on 31 March on the Mary Hay
HL Worsley, on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 104 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
Mr Worsley sailed 10 July 1840 for Hobart - on the Branken Moor
Mr Worsley arrived 7-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 23 July on the Charlotte
Henry Luke Worsley of Worsley and Forrest Partnership PR Bourke-street Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Henry Luke Worsley, of Melbourne, Wine Merchants, from Insolvencies, dated 20-Dec and 31-Dec 1842
Henry Lake Worsley at 11.30 27 Nov 1844 to collect his Certificate of Insolvency, source local newspapers
Henry Lake Worsley, Insolvency Certificate granted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Dec 1844
Worsley and Forrest Partnership wine and spirit merchants Bourke street Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
George Wort aged 18 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Henry Worth, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Joseph Worthington Deceased ticket-of-leave holder 1 Feb 1847
Mr George Woolley / Worton paid own Fare, Cabin hus (Steerage 39) Farm Servant Prot both Co Armagh, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Mrs Mary Ann Woolley / Worton wife of George (Steerage 39) Farm Servant Prot both, came 30 July 1841 on the Westminster
Henry Worth List No 4, 30 Apr 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Worthy on 10 Jan 1837 testified he was a servant of Mr Batman and with David McGee and Joshua Castles were employe, without Mr Batman's approval, to wash sheep for Dr Cotter on Sunday and paid by being given a bottle of brandy. Dr Cotter was fined 5 pounds.
George Worthey tailor, wife Jane son George Worthey born 11 Oct 1836 baptised 21 Oct 1838 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
George Worthey tailor, wife Jane dau Elizabeth Worthey born 5 Sep 1838 baptised 21 Oct 1838 at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
George Worthy and Jane christened Elizabeth 1838, George 1838, Elizabeth 1841, Nathaniel 1843-6 died
George Worthy, sued for aintenance by his wife Jane. They were wed 10 years ago in the English Church, Hobart Town, and have 4 chn, yungest 8 months old. She claimed he mistreated her, he claimed she was given to periods of insanity. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Sep 1845
George Worthy tailor Brunswick Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Woster wed John Crisp in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Woster, aged 36, died on 10 May after being kicked by a bullock, leaves wife and 2 young chn. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 May 1844
Daniel V.J.M. Wrae Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
John Wrathall, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
Elizabeth Wratten wed Charles Driver in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Frances Wratten wed Thomas Watson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Wratten gardener Campbellfield Sydney Road Source - 1847 Directory
John Wray, died hus, on the Manlius
Wife With Wray, died wife, on the Manlius
James Wray, 15, Edward Wray, 13 and William Wray, 6 son Co Fermanagh, Bounty arrived 23 Aug 1842 from Greenock on the Manlius
William Wray, 21 hus Labourer Prot reads Westmead came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Sarah Wray, 21 wife of William Housekeeper Prot reads Westmead came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
William Wray, and Sarah Brown baptised male John at Presbyterian Geelong born at Geelong 1842 #778
William Wray and Sarah Brown christened Anne 1847
Mr Wrede departed from Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Francis
Mr Wrede departed from Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Henry
Mr Wrede Arrived at Sydney on 22 Aug 1839 from Port Phillip on 16 Aug on the William Bryan
Robert William Wrede, freehold, suburban No 38, one mile from Melbourne The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during second hour, 10-11am Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Robert William Wrede wed Mary Anna Hodgson in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne and Ann Mary christened Agnes Anna 1844
Robert William Wrede, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
R.W Wrede grazier Altoria Western Port Source - 1847 Directory
SW Wrede Altona employed James Twaddle 33 hus of Alice (family 38) arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
SW Wrede Altona employed George Tweedy 21 hus of Anna (family 37) arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Erasmus Wren, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Mr Wren arrived 28 June 1844 from Sydney on 16 June Shamrock, source local newspapers
Richard Wrench aged 24 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Mr Wrey, arrived 2 Dec 1842 second journey, left Plymouth Sarah Two
George Wrey in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 June 1843
G.B. Wrey Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
George Bourchier Wrey wed 8 July 1848 to Sarah Cunninghame, their son George Edward Bourchier Wrey was born 1852 and George senior died 1854 aged 40, son of Juliana and Edward Wrey of Madras
Mary Wrigg Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
Mr Wrighley Cleared out from Port Phillip 22 July 1843 for Sydney arrived 2 August Christina
Mr A Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
A Wright, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Archibald Wright arrived at Port Phillip 17 August 1843 from Liverpool 28 April, Francis
Archibald Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
Arundel Wrighte, in Jan 1839 employed Anthony Dunne aged 26, Sawyer, who came on the Hope
Arundel Wrighte Maryanvale Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Arundel Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
Arundel Wright, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
Arundel Wright, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Arundel Wright, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Arundel Wrighte settler Busby County Bourke Source - 1847 Directory
A W Wright Mrs Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Capt Wright departed Hobart 21 Nov 1836 for Port Phillip to load with wool for London, on the Boadicea
Catherine Wright, 21 single woman House maid Prot neither Co Cork arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
Catherine Wright wed Patrick Roach in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Charles Wright, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Charles Wright, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Charles Wright and Julia christened Sophia Ann 1846
Mr D Wright Cleared out from Port Phillip 19 June 1843 for New Zealand, arrived Hobart 4 July Gannet
Daniel Wright aged 22 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Miss E Wright arrived at Port Phillip 17 Sept 1843 from Sydney on 9 Sep Shamrock
Edward Wright aged 27 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
George Wright, 19, (Single man 2), Butcher Prot both Bath, came 24 Nov 1839 on the William Metcalf
George Wright in 1849 was on staff of Geelong 'Advertiser'>
His sister Mary Ann Wright came 1849 to join him in Geelong.
George Wright died in 1862 aged 39 years
George Wright, 19 single man Wheelright Prot both Cork arrived 17 Feb 1842 from London and Cork on the Thetis
George Wright, male wed Margaret Fitzgerald 1842 #3926 Presbyterian Portland
George Wright and Margaret Fitzgerald christened Mary 1844, Thomas 1847
George Wright wed Margaret Mullane in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Patrick 1844, John 1846 died, Margaret 1847
George Wright, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
George Wright - License to slaughter cattle, at yard on the Bluff. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 49, 3 July 1844
George Wright wed Anastasia Murphy in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne christened Catherine 1845, George 1847
George Wright farmer Carlton Estate Plenty Source - 1847 Directory
Henry Wright 28 (single man 3) came 30 June 1841 on the Caroline
H Wright, is owed money by the Port Phillip Bank, has unclaimed dividends. Source - Port Phillip Herald 3 Sept 1844
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