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James Wright on 10 Jan 1845 granted License to slaughter cattle, on the Bluff at Portland - detail from Portland Magistrate's Book, page 49
James Wright aged 23 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
James Wright To cut timber Bourke Page 67 31 Jan 1847
James Wright aged 16 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
James Moat/Must Wright Portland Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 July 1843
J Moat Wright, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
John Moat Wright died 1845 Male aged 45 at Melbourne
John Wright departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
John Wright (Cabin) came 9 Jun 1841 on the Britannia
John Wright, 22 single man Labourer Prot both Middlesex arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
John Wright, Surgeon Cabin arrived 10 Dec 1842 from Leith and cleared for Sydney 28 Dec 1842 on the Britannia
John Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
John Wright freehold Wrights Lane Bourke Ward 212 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
Mr John Wright Cleared out from Port Phillip 19 June 1843 for New Zealand, arrived Hobart 4 July Gannet
John Wright Western District Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
John Wright List No 3, 31 Mar 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
John Wright, fellmonger, lives at the swamp this side of the Yarra sold wool to Patricius William Webb. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Jan 1845
John Wright fellmonger Batman's Swamp Source - 1847 Directory
John Wright wed Eliza Williams in 1845 at Roman Catholic
John Wright Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
John Wright shepherd off Bourke lane Source - 1847 Directory
John Wright tutor Mona Vale Moonee Ponds Source - 1847 Directory
Mr J Wright Departed from Hobart on 1 April 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr J Wright on 11 Feb 1841 on the Henry cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
Mr J Wright Sailed 31 Dec 1842 from Port Phillip for Sydney and arrived 9 Jan 1843 Britannia
Mr J Wright Arrived at Port Phillip 30 April 1843 from Greenock 20 Nov Gannet
J Wright, jury for Supreme Court Thur 15 Feb 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 24 Feb 1844
Mr J Wright arrived 29 Aug 1844 at Hobart from Port Albert 19 Aug John and Charlotte, source local newspapers
Margaret Write / Wright 19 (single woman 41) General servant, Prot, Kilkenny, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Margaret Wright wed John Bryan Lee in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Margaret Wright died 1845 Female aged 35 at Melbourne
Mrs Mary Ann Wright Departed from Hobart on 24 July 1839 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mary Wright witness to wedding 18 Aug 1839 of Thomas Macmahon at St Francis Roman Catholic church
Mr M Wright departed from Hobart on 24 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip on the Hetty
Mr Wright departed Launceston 14 March 1837 for London on the Boadicea
Mr Wright departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Isabella
Mr Wright departed from Hobart on 15 July 1838 for Port Phillip on the Blossom
Mr Wright departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on 8 Sep 1838 on the Domain
Mrs Wright and child departed from Hobart on 14 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip on the Adelaide
Mr and Mrs Wright and child Arrived at Hobart on 4 Jan 1839 on the Agnes
Mr Wright Departed from Launceston, on 21 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
Mr Wright Departed from Sydney 29 June 1839 for Port Phillip on the Susannah Ann
Mr Wright, in Oct 1839 employed Dick Luenthe Farm servant and Hugh Kennedy aged 13, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Wright, in Dec 1839 employed Judith Henessy aged 21, Ladys maid, who came on the William Metcalfe
Mr and Mrs Wright arrived 8 Feb 1840 from London via Adelaide on the Caroline
Mr Wright sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
Mr Wright arrived 20-Nov 1840 from Adelaide on the Jane and Emma
Mr Wright arrived 13 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Midlothian
Mr Wright (Cabin) came Sat 27 Mar 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on the Thomas Crisp
Mr Wright at Melbourne departed 29 May 1841 for Hobart town on the Maguasha and arrived 6 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, on the Maguasha
Mr Wright arrived 20 Aug 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Mr Wright (Cabin) came 14 Sep 1841 at Port Phillip in Hobart from Gravesend on the Tasmania
Mr Wright Sailed from Port Phillip 9 April 1843 for Launceston on 13 Apr and arrived Sydney 17 April Sea Horse
Mr Wright Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 June 1843 for Portland Sally Ann
Mr Wright arrived at Port Phillip 7 Oct 1843 from Sydney on 3 Oct Shamrock
Mr Wright cleared out from Port Phillip 9 Dec 1843 for New Zealand Isabella Anna
Mr Wright arrived 11 Feb 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 4 Feb, on the Christina, source local newspapers
Mr Wright cleared 21 June 1844 from Geelong and arrived 30 June at Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
Mr Wright cleared 13 August from Port Phillip for Launceston, in 1841 Paul Pry
Wright & Montgomery in a partnership settlers Clyde River Mount Emu Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Wright 30 hus (family 24) Gardener Prot both Cork arrived 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Ellen Wright 29 wife of Samuel (family 24) Housemaid Prot neither Cork arrived 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Samuel Wright gardener off Bourke lane Source - 1847 Directory
Samuel Wright, 21 hus f36, Housekeeper, Prot, both, Derbyshire, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Elizabeth Wright, 22 wife f36, Sawyer, Prot, both, Derbyshire, arrived 26 Feb 1842 from Plymouth on the Himalaya
Sarah Write / Wright 20 (single woman 42) General servant, Prot, Kilkenny, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Sarah Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Sarah Anne Wright wed Andrew Glen in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr T Wright Departed from Launceston, on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
Thomas Wright 18 (Steerage 29 ), came 1 May 1840 on the China
Thomas Wright arrived 1 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Henry
Thomas Wright near Geelong 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Wright 27 (single man 36) Labourer Prot both Wiltshire, came 16 Dec 1841 on the Ward Chapman
Thomas Wright, male wed Julia Conlan 1842 #4481 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Thomas Wright and Julia Conlan christened Margarite 1843, John 1845, Thomas 1846, Julia 1847
Thomas Wright List No 1, 31 Jan 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Thomas Walne Wright wed Ann Holden in 1843 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Susannah Selina 1844, Ann 1846
Thomas Wright blacksmith McKillop street Source - 1847 Directory
W. N. Wright Commissioner of Crown Lands.C. Lands Office, Wimmera Distr 5tb April, 1847,
Mr W Wright Departed Mon 21 Jan 1839 from Sydney 1839 for Port Phillip, on the Abercrombie
William Wright, Constable, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
W Wright witness to wedding 25 Jun 1839 William Sidebottom to Emma Hale at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Wright and Ann Mary christened William 1840, Frances 1843, Ann Maria 1845
Mr W Wright arrived 30 Apr 1840 from Launceston 15 April, on the Gem
William Wright resigned as Chief Constable in May 1841, being succeeded by Edward Falkiner in June and he was "retired" in 1842.
William Wright 27, Single man 41, Labourer Stratam, Co Tyrone, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Wright arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Dusty Miller
Mr William Wright arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay on the Hamilton
Mr W Wright Esq arrived 20 Oct 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Catherine
William Wright 27, Labourer, employed by Mr McLeod, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
William Wright, arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip on the schooner 'Dusty Miller' 13 Sep 1841 - source Launceston Courier 20 Sep 1841
William Wright, arrived at Launceston from Portland Bay on the brig Hamilton 18 Sep 1841 - source Launceston Courier 25 Sep 1841
Mr W Wright Esq arrived 20 Oct 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Catherine
William Wright chief constable police office Melbourne 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
William Wright in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
William Wright British Hotel granted a Publican's Night License
William Wright, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 Old Licences renewed for British Hotel William St
William Wright, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce to transfer British Hotel to John Levien
William Wright, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 12 Sep 1843 Publicans Licemce Settlers House granted
William Wright, Deep Creek 'Bridge Inn' granted Annual License. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 April 1844
William Wright arrived 13 June 1844 at Melbourne from Hobart Lillias, source local newspapers
William Wright Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
William Wright, sold to J Levien, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
William Wright publican Deep Creek County Bourke Source - 1847 Directory
William Wright, House Market Square The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
William Wright house William St also has vote in Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William Wright, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
William Wright, appointed Poundkeeper at Deep Creek Pound in the place of CJ Heminsley dismissed. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
William Wright, 20 both was Blacksmith, trained as Taylor single crime - Larceny in a dwelling 10 years convicted 27 Feb 1843, at Co C Court, received 18 Mar 1843, at Newgate, 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 D Rickets Corio (List a174 and a57)
William Wright, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Bourke August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
William Wright aged 24 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Wright Owned Property Corio Street Geelong - House & Land
William Henry Wright 1847 in Wimeira District,
William Russel Wright clerk Collins street Source - 1847 Directory
Maria Wrighton wed Daniel Mcintosh in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Daniel Wroe, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
John Wroe (Jewish Rabbi) arrived at Port Phillip 17 August 1843 from Liverpool 28 April, Francis
Samuel Wulff, watch and clock maker has taken shop in Yarra St formerly occupied by Mr Petitjean. Source - Geelong Advertiser 17 Oct 1844
Samuel Wulff Prisoner gone missing 4th May, 1847.
William Wurrell 3rd Officer (crew 05) arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
John Wyatt 21 (single man 62) Gardner Prot Both Co. Surrey, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
John Wyatt, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
John Wyatt wed Bridget Connor in 1845 at Church of England christened John 1846
Joseph Wyatt in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Aug 1843
Joseph Wyatt wed Sarah Shippin in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
John Wybrauts Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Mr and Mrs Wyatt, Cabin arrived 9 Dec 1842 from Gravesend and 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Neice Wyatt, Cabin arrived 9 Dec 1842 from Gravesend and 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Servant Wyatt, Cabin arrived 9 Dec 1842 from Gravesend and 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Mr Wyatt has completed loading wool 25 Feb 1844, on the Mary Mitcheson, source local newspapers
Mr G Wyatt cleared 25 Jan 1844 and sailed 27 Jan 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston on the Skene, source local newspapers
Captain Wycherly/Chrichley master came 12 Jan 1841 from New Zealand on the Platina
Captain Wycherley, master arrived 22 July 1842 from Gravesend on the Platina
Captain Wycherly master at Port Phillip 9 Jan 1844 from London on 8 Sep 1843 on the Platina, source local newspapers
Fran Wye and Anne Martin christened Anne 1843
Frances Wye, letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Feb 1844
Jacob Wyer wed Rosanna Quinn in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne christened Joseph 1844, Rachel 1846 Jacob died 1847 Male aged 34 at Melbourne
Mrs Wyer and family on 23 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne on the Governor La Trobe
Charles Wyld Paid own fare (7 on list) Cabin, came 27 July 1841 on the William Abrams and cleared for Sydney 25 Aug 1841 on the William Abrams
John Wyld wed Anna Gurney in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Joseph Wild - Wylde and Catherine Walsh christened George 1847
Mrs Wylding arrived 21 June 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 13 June on the Australasian Packet
Robert Wylie and Mary christened John 1841
Robert Wyllie List No 10, 31 Oct 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Robert Wylie, died 25 March 1845, aged 26 at Melbourne, he was riding on the raceround when his horse collided with another, both horses and riders fell. Much blood and head injured. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 March 1845
Captain Charles Williams/Wymuss, Master arrived 22 July 1842 from Leith on the Jane Christie
Captain Symers/Wymiss, arrived from Liverpool 4 Aug 1842 on the Westbrook
John Wrymis - Gawler St, London Inn yes had License before, Name of Sureties Walter Birmingham Portland, and Owen Reiley Portland, from 1 July 1844 to 30 June 1845. Source:- Portland Police Magistrate Book, Page 57, 24 Apr 1844
George Wynd, 33 both was Shoemaker, trained as Taylor single crime - Felonously stealing chattels 7 years convicted 3 Apr 1843, at Briton, received 10 May 1843, at Briton, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and went to Melbourne (List a175 and b42)
George Wynd, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Mr and Mrs Wyng and child left 10 Oct 1843 barque clearing for London on the Dublin
Ellinor Wynne 20 (single woman 56) Housemaid Prot both Wicklow, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Eleanor Wynne wed Patrick White in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Matilda/Kathy Wynne 25, Single woman 40, Ladys maid Middlesex Prot both, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Matilda Wynne 25 Kathy, Ladys maid, employed in Melb, came Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Miss M Wyne 4 Sep cleared for Sydney on the Dauntless
Mr Richard Wynne and Mrs Wynne arrived at Port Phillip 23 August 1843, from Sydney 16 Aug and Launceston on 21 Aug Shamrock
Roger Wynn 31 hus (family 37) Farm Labourer, RC reads, Sligo, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Mary Wynn 26 wife of Roger (family 37) Housemaid, RC reads, Sligo, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Colin Wyre burial 13 Sep 1839 aged 40 sawyer Presbyterian
George Wyse, of Flinders Lane, Eating House keeper indicted for selling half a pint of brandy Case dismissed evidence contradictory. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
George Wyse, House Flinders Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 22 Sep 1843 applied to be added to the Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
George Wyse, granted application to transfer publican's license for 'Richmond Hotel' from Hill Harvy Turner. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
John Wyse and Jane christened Emma Maria 1843-5 died, George Thomas 1844, Edward 1846
Sarah Wyse wed Christopher Vincent in 1845 at Church of England
Mr Wyselaskie cleared from Port Phillip 24 Feb 1843 for Hobart arrived 7 March Flying Fish
JD Wyslaskie gentleman Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine
Mr Wyslaskie Arrived at Port Phillip 30 March 1843 from Hobart, Flying Fish
James Wyteman / Wylesman 26 (single man 33) Shepherd Prot Both Berwickshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Anne Rose Wythe wed George Castwood in 1844 at Presbyterian Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
Hannah Wythe wed Charles Higginbotham in 1845 at Presbyterian
Henry Wythe Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Sarah Wythe wed George Fletcher in 1847 at Church of England Belfast (Now Port Fairy)
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