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Mr Sim, in Oct 1839 employed James Lawrie aged 38, Bricklayer, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Sim, in Oct 1839 employed Archibald Mcmillan aged 46 and Mrs Mcmillan aged 42, who came on the David Clarke
Alexander Sim, Port Phillip Herald 13 Dec 1842 Page 2 standing for office of Town Surveyor
Alexander Sim, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Alexander Sim, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 29 Aug 1844
Alexander Sim, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Alexander Sim, had a bag of sugar stolen by James Blake found Guilty by second jury for Supreme Court Mon 18 Nov 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 23 Nov 1844
Alexander Sim, builder purchased from Thomas Jennings, Archibald McLachlan as Trustee has the Title Deeds for collection. Source - Melbourne Courier 25 July 1845
Alexander Sim, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Alexander Sim Correspondence sold Western Port Restdown Plains to Rowe, John P
Ann Sim, female wed Ebenezer Brown 1842 #4597 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Charles Simms aged 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Daniel Simms departed 23 Feb 1841 from Melbourne for Hobart town arrived 5 March on the Flying Squirrel
Daniel Simms at Melbourne departed 23 Feb 1841 for Hobart town and arrived 5 March on the Flying Squirrel
Mr Simms arrived 1 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 28 May, on the Flying Squirrel
Margaret Sim 18 (single woman 33) House servant Prot both Edinburgh arrived 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Margaret Simms arrived 1 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair - source Launceston Courier 8 Nov 1841
Messrs Sim Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Simes Directory 1847 plasterer Richmond
David Simeon, 21 single man Carpenter Prot both London arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London and Cork on the Samuel Boddington
David Simmons Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Edward Simmons and Sarah christened Sarah Ann 1847
George Simmons and Sarah christened George William 1841, Emma Eliza 1843, Sarah Amelia 1843
George Simmons, 30 hus of Elizabeth Labourer Co Mayo Prot reads Served as Schoolmaster during voyage Received into Depot arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Elizabeth Simmons, 20 wife of George arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Simmons, 3 and John Simmons, 0 1 month arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
George Simmons and Elizabeth christened John Waring 1844
George Simmonds aged 19 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Directory 1847 milkman Merri Creek
George Symons Correspondence Western Port View Hill 11 Transferred from William Ryrie
James Simon 27, 44 single man, Labourer Elgin Morayshire RC both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
James Symon wed Margaret Thomson in 1840 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Simeon, of Melbourne, Linen Draper, from Insolvencies, dated 19-Dec and 19-Dec 1842
James Simeon, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 8 Aug 1843 was Insolvent, case discharged.
James Simeon, Insolvent Draper Melbourne applying for Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Sept 1844
James Simeon, left the country after being declared insolvent, his goods were seized on board-a-ship. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
James Simeon, granted Insolvency Certificate 23 Apr 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 24 Apr 1845
James Simeon, a Burgess in Lonsdale Ward voted for John Joseph Fawkner who won the seat. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Aug 1845
James Simeon Directory 1847 slopseller Collins street
Mr and Mrs Simeon, Cabin arrived 6 Sep 1843 on the Reward
James Simon / Symons 21 hus (family 50) Labourer Prot Both Perth arrived 8 Jun 1841 on the >Frankfield
Mary Simon / Symons 26 wife of James (family 50) House Maid Prot Both Perth arrived 8 Jun 1841 on the >Frankfield
John Simons 21, 40 single man, Joiner Nottingham Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
John Simons servants to Mr Huon arrived 7 Feb 1840 from Adelaide on the William Barres
John Symons, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 1 Aug 1843 New Insolvents list deficent 18 pounds
John Simmons, Shop Bourke Lane The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
John Simmons wed Catherine Dann in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
John Simmonds Directory 1847 tailor Pentridge
John Simons Directory 1847 shoemaker Brunswick
John Symons Seaman arrived 16 Apr 1844 on the Sea Queen
John Symons Directory 1847 general dealer Collins street
John C Symons Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Rev John Christian Symons 1821-1894, ( Wesleyan Methodist ) A founder of the YMCA in London in 1844. Arrived at Melbourne on 9 November 1846 per "Maitland" from London, England. Acted as religious instructor to convict exiles on the voyage out. Returned to England. He married on 6 July 1847 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Truro, Cornwall, England, to Matilda Hodgson, daughter of Joseph (or William) Hodgson and his wife Margaret, nee Hugo. Returned to Melbourne in January 1848 per "Marion" and again in February 1849 per "Eden" acting as religious instructor en route. Formally entered the ministry in 1849.
Joseph Simmons, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 11 Apr 1843 accused of stealing a yoke and bow from GA Greaves, aquitted
Joseph Simmonds and Elizabeth christened Joseph 1845 died
Moritz Edward Simmonds wed Catherine Ann Pyke in 1845 at Church of England christened Moritz Edward 1846 Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Mary Timmins / Simmons 18 (single woman 55) Housemaid Prot both Wicklow arrived 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Mr Symmonds and wife Cabin - from Sydney 24 April 1840 on the Strathfieldsaye arrived 9 May 1840
Miss Simmons (Cabin) came 6 April 1841 on the Bycher
Mr Simmons (Cabin) came 30 June 1841 on the Caroline
Mrs Simeon, Intermediate 20 Dec 1842 cleared to sail for Sydney. on the Posthumous
Mr Simmons, cleared 4 Dec 1843 for Launceston and Sydney on the Corsair
Mr Simons, Geelong, employed Elizabeth/Elspeth Johnston who arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Patrick Simmons and Bridget Obrien christened Mary 1846
Peter Simmons and Amy christened John Alfred 1847
Philip Simmons and Honora christened Carol 1843
Rebecca Simmonds 18 single woman Servant Prot both Fermanagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Stephen Simmonds and Dinah Grass christened Andrew Augustus 1845, Madeline Eliza 1845
Lieutenant Thomas Symonds 11 December 1836 surveyed Port Phillip Bay
Thomas Simons wed Bridget Oconnor in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Thomas Simmons, County of Grant depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Thomas Simmons, Licensed to depasture stock at County of Grant July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Thomas Simmonds adult came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
William Simmons wed Ann Woods in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne
William Symons, House Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Burke Ward
William Symonds Directory 1847 sailmaker Bourke street
William Burzey Symons and Ann Hill christened William Burzey 1847
William Simmonds, Deborah and Family drowned when the Cataraqui was shipwrecked 4 Aug 1845, see Account of disaster
William Fredk Simmonds aged 18 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Symonds aged 16 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Lieut Simpkinson - Simpkinson Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Charlotte Simple - Simple wed William Mouet in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Agnes Simpson, caught stealing. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Alexander Simpson 29 hus (family 35) Farm servant Prot both Elgin arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Catherine Simpson 25 wife of Alexander (family 35) Farm servant Prot both Elgin arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Catherine Simpson 5, Alexander Simpson 4 and Jane Simpson 1 dau of Alexander (family 35) Elgin arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Alexander Simpson, and Catherine baptised female Jane 1842 #854 and male William at Presbyterian Portland born at Portland 1842 #855
Alexander Simpson and Catherine christened Mary Ann 1845
Anna Simpson 28, 25 Paid own Steerage, came May 1840 on the China may be sister to John, Jane and Robert
Captain Simpson master, arrived at Sydney 20 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 9 Jan, on the Anne
Captain Simpson master came 29 Dec 1841 on the Salus
Rev Charles Simpson arrived 13 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Midlothian and on 28 Dec 1840 cleared for Hobart town on the Midlothian
David Simpson Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia
Doctor Simpson Doctor (Staff 2) , arrived 17 July on the England
DC Simson has Convicts assigned to him - William Bryan came 1838 on the Elphinstone, William Bell came 1839 on the Parkfield, William Barlow came 1838 on the Elphinstone, John Atkins came 1839 on the Theresa, Charles Haxkins came 1835 on the Margaret Huntly (s)
DC Simpson, with 147 men, was presented to Sir George Gipps at a Levee, Mon 25 Oct 1841in his honour. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 26 Oct 1841
Donald Campbel Simson, and Charlotte Jane baptised male Hector Campbell at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong born at Merr 1842 #720
Donald Campbell Simson, dwelling house, Merri Merri Creek The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Charlotte Simson, List No 7, 31 July 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Aug 1844
Donald C Simpson Directory 1847 settler Loddon river Western Port
George Simpson, 24 single man Labourer Durham Prot both Left the ship on his own resources arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Henry Simpson adult came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
HM Simson, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
HN Simson, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
E. N. Simson Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
H. C. & Co. Simson Directory 1847 settlers river Glenelg
J & R Simson Correspondence Portland Bay Trawalla 10 Transferred from A Goldsmith
Jane C Simson, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Jane CC Simson, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
J. and J. ; Simson To Depasture Stock.Portland Bay Page 67 31 Jan 1847
James Simpson 27 May 1835 Commissioner Caveat Board Hobart Town, Members of the Port Phillip Association
James Simpson 20 April 1836 arrived with John Batman
James Simpson 2 May 1836 one of 3 arbitrators in dispute between Fawkner and Henry Batman
James Simpson 1 June 1836 being Chairman of the first public meeting was held
James Simpson 4 February 1837 subscribers for the erection of a wooden church in William Street
James Simpson 12 April 1837 appointed a Magistrate.
Mr James Simpson Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia ,
Mrs Agnes Simpson Cabin passenger arrived 18 Sep 1839 from Leith on the Caledonia ,
James Simpson, subscribed 5/5/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
James Simpson, on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
J Simpson, 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
James Simpson, JP, Vice President, appointed a Trustee of the Savings Bank of Port Phillip. Source - Port Phillip Herald, 2 Nov 1841
James Simson arrived 18 Jan 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on the Truganina schooner 62 tons
James Simpson 23 hus (family 38) Smith Prot both Birmingham arrived 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Elizabeth Simpson 23 wife of James (family 38) Housekeeper Prot both Birmingham arrived 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
James Simpson and Elizabeth christened Emilia Jennings 1843, Cornelius James 1845,
The only James Simpson who wed Elizabeth in the district of Birmingham, before July 1841, wed Elizabeth Evans in the quarter ending June 1841.

From on Monday, 26 January, 2009

Hi Elizabeth,
Yes indeed, Elizabeth was Evans and we descend from their son Cornelius James Simpson wed 1872 #1972 to Mary Olislaeger. We have the marriage certificate which states the parents and have just purchased a death certificate of Catherine Olislaeger (mother of Mary) in 1859 which provided vital clues to other family members. There is a very sad story that after Catherine died the 2 brothers of Mary were placed in a convent. What ever happened to them ?? She is most interested in sending you a letter regarding both families. As the Olislaeger family arrived circa 1852 would it be appropriate to add this to your site? Or should she just put the Simpson family?
Two entries in Victorian records,
Emmanuel Olislager born 1858 #5402 in Melbourne, son of Catherine Taite and Prosper Olislager
Catherine Olislaeger died 1859 #289 aged 35, dau of Catherine and Michaud Tarte of Belguim
How exciting, the Emmanuel is definitely hers as on the death certificate of mother Catherine in 1859, 2 sons were noted Edward age 5 and Emmanuel age 2. Mary was age 9 born c 1850 in France. According to family stories Mary was adopted by a Wesleylan minister in charge of Brunswick stockade. The two boys were placed in a convent. The father Jacob Prosper Olislaeger b c 1824 in Belgium came to New Zealand to the West Coast gold rush and then remarried in 1875 and had at least six more children. I will keep you posted. Many thanks Pam Codlin


James Simpson, Port Phillip Herald 22 Apr 1842 Page 1 JP advertisement - pleased Queen had a son
James Simpson, Port Phillip Herald 3 Jun 1842 Page 1 Market Commission member
James Simpson, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 President Mechanics Institution Annual Report
James Simpson, Foreman The Port Phillip Herald Tue, 16 May 1843 in jury to hear civil case for 13 May
James Simpson, freehold, Yarra Yarra The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names voted in election 20 June 1843, during third hour, 11-noon Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
James Simpson, President for 1844 officeholder, Mechanic's Institute. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 27 Jan 1844
James Simpson, sworn in as a magistrate for territory. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 March 1844
James Simpson, JP proposed Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell for election to Legislative Council. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 April 1844
James Simpson, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
James Simpson, donated to the Building Fund for the new hospital - source Port Phillip Herald 1 March 1845
James Simpson Esq. to be a Steward at a Ball in honour of Her Majesty's birthday - source Port Phillip Herald 20 May 1845
James Simpson, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Yarra Yarra Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Simpson, South Yarra gentleman fined 40/- for being absent from jury duty. Source - Port Phillip Herald 19 Aug 1845
James Simpson, fine of 5 pounds for being absent when called for Jury Duty remitted Medical certificates from 3 medical men. Source - Melbourne Courier 22 Oct 1845
James Simpson, fine of 40s for being absent when called for Jury Duty remitted. Source - Melbourne Courier 22 Oct 1845
James Simpson wed Caroline Sarah Bowles in 1845 at Church of England
James Simpson aged 21 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
James Simpson wed Sarah Ellis in 1847 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Directory 1847 brass founder off Bourke lane
James Simpson President Mechanics' Institution County Bourke Warden. Banks Melbourne Branch. Savings' Bank Vice President J.P. Chairman Petty Sessions. Jan 1847
James Simpson Owned Property Yarra Yarra Grange - Freehold Property
J Simpson Directory 1847 J.P. landed proprietor Grange Yarra River
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