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Jane Forbes 18 (9 single woman) House servant Prot both Edinburgh, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
John Forbes, Steerage arrived 12 Sep 1843 on the Wilson
John Forbes wed Norah Reardon in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Marys Geelong
Mr Forbes arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 10 Sep on the Sea Horse steamer
Miss Forbes (1 Steerage) cleared 19 Nov 1841 for Port Adelaide on the Alemena
Roderick Forbes Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Miss Forbes and servant, Cabin arrived 16 Nov 1844 on the Royal George
William Forbes 24 hus (13 family) Shepherd Prot neither Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Margaret Forbes 21 wife of William (13 family) House servant Prot neither Tipperary, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
William Forbes wed Mary Lindsay Greenshields in 1845 at Church of England
William Forbes, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Mary Force 18, 23 g, Housemaid Cork RC both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Anastasia Ford 22 (25 single woman), came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Anastatia Ford, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Anastasia Ford wed Valentine Hoare in 1845 at Roman Catholic
Catherine Ford 18 (17 single woman) House Servant Prot both Co Armagh, came 29 July 1841 on the Westminster
Catherine Ford wed Charles Rout in 1844 at Presbyterian Geelong
Catherine Ford eighteen years old from Armagh Co Antrim Ireland. She was one of two hundred and forty six immigrants who arrived in good health although five deaths occurred during the voyage. The ship’s records show she was a Protestant and able to read and write.
It was from the tents that Catherine was employed as a house servant possibly in the Geelong area.
She met Charles Rout a former convict from Tasmania and a child Charlotte Rout was born June 1, 1843 at Geelong. [2] Charles and Catherine were married on August 5, 1844 at the first little bush church of Geelong at the top of Yarra Street later to be called St Andrews Presbyterian Church. Records show that Catherine bore seventeen children, eight never reached maturity and there was twenty years between her first and last-born child.
So many births and so many children lost it is not surprising that Catherine was called on many times to assist other women with the birthing of their children. They moved to Saltwater, (Flemington), and then Westernport before settling at Spring Grove, (Cheltenham), about 1854. Known for her midwifery skills, she soon became known as Nurse Rout. Tom Sheedy writes in A Hospital for the People, “Near Church Street lived a professional nurse. Mrs. Rout who helped many sons and daughters of early settlers into the Moorabbin world. She trampled the bush tracks night and day in any weather.” The Moorabbin a Centenary History 1862-1962, also refers to Nurse Rout, as a fully trained professional “who moved into a small home near Spring Grove (south of Cheltenham ) in the early 1850's”. Where and how she obtained her training is not known.
Charles Ford 19 (19 single man) Farm Servant Prot both Devonshire, came 29 July 1841 on the Westminster
Charles Ford wed Jane Jones in 1843 at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
Charles Ford and Margaret baptised William Edward 1846
Directory 1847 butcher, off Collins street
Eliza Ford 19 (26 single woman) Housemaid Prot both Monaghan, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Eliza Ford, wed John Towt 1842 #706 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong and their children appear to be Elizabeth 1843, Prudentia 1847, James 1854, Samuel 1856, Sophia 1857, Joseph 1860-1887, Frederick 1862, Henrietta 1866

From on Sunday, 14 June, 2009

Hello Elizabeth
I have just found your great website when searching for my Irish great great grandfather, James Ford, who migrated on the Strathfieldsaye with his sister Eliza in 1841.
I note you have him listed as "Hard/Ford" and his place of origin as Nigay. Looking at the printed lists I am sure the place is Monag, short for Monaghan, and the name is Ford.


Ellen Ford 25 (14 single woman) Thorough servant RC neither Co Galway, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Henry Ford wed Margaret Leeset in 1846 at Presbyterian Portland
Henry Bayles Ford wed Mary Anne Fitzgerald in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Joseph Thomas 1843, Anna Maria 1844, Henry William 1847
Directory 1847 boatman Batman's Swamp
James Ford 18 (single man 19) Labourer Prot both Monaghan, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
James Ford wed Ellen/Helen Butler in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
baptised Jane 1845, Samuel 1847
Directory 1847 brickmaker Collingwood
James Ford wed Hannah Sullivan in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong Witnesses were Samuel Morey was married at Hobart, VDL on 2nd May, 1836 to Catherine Travers
James Ford, and Honora Sullivan baptised male James 1842 #177 and Robert born at Melbourne 1842 #181 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
James S Ford, and Hannah Sullivan baptised John Sandle 1843, Julia 1843, William 1846
Directory 1847 settler, Point Nepean
James Sandle Ford, baptised on 12th of May, 1811, at Havant, Hampshire, England, and his friend Samuel Morey were among a large group of men who were convicted at the Winchester Assizes on 30th of December, 1830, on a charge of machine breaking. Sentenced to seven years transportation per the ship "Eliza II" (3rd voyage), which arrived at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land on the 26th May, 1831, he received a Free Pardon on the 3rd February, 1836 and that he left Launceston, VDL for Melbourne, Port Phillip, on 9th December, 1836, per the vessel "Enterprise". Samuel Morey and his wife, Catherine, were the witnesses for James wedding to Hannah.
James Ford, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
James Ford, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James Ford, Licensed to depasture stock at Western Port District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
John Ford wed Helen Mahon in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong baptised Marianne 1844, Thorcey 1846
John Foord, male wed Phebe Chandler 1842 #4558 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Foord - Ford and Phebe Chandler baptised Sarah 1844
John Ford, Licensed to cut timber at County of Grant July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Joseph Ford, convict guilty of receiving stolen goods to be transported to Sydney. Source - Port Phillip Herald 6 Nov 1845
Martin Ford 22 (15 single man) Farm servant RC both Limerick, came 30 Nov 1841 on the Mary Nixon
Martin Ford wed Catherine Sheedy in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne baptised Mary Ellen 1847
Mary Force - Ford aged 18 came Jun 1840 with 232 on the Andromache wed Patrick Clifford in 1841 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Ford 19 (13 single woman) Farm servant RC neither Co Galway, came 27 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Mary Ford wed James Murray in 1845 at Methodist / Wesleyan
Miss Forde arrived 15 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Ford departed 26 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip 11 Sep 1841 when Paul Pry was shipwrecked on the Paul Pry
Mr Ford arrived 14 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr and Mrs Ford with 2 chn, Steerage arrived 19 October 1844 on the Mary White
Thomas Ford, wed Eliza Robinson 1842 #612 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Thomas Ford and Eliza Robinson baptised Scott Mary Ann 1844
See Web page for Eliza Robinson and Thomas Ford Born - Abt Jan 1821 Omagh, TYR, IRL Died - 23 Oct 1905 Mt Moriac, VIC, AUS Bur. - 25 Oct 1905 Mt Moriac, VIC, AUS sp- Thomas FORD Born - 29 May 1804 Frome, SOM, ENG Mar. - 12 Apr 1842 Corio, VIC, AUS Died - 9 Jul 1886 Modewarre, VIC, AUS Bur. - 11 Jul 1886 Mt Moriac, VIC, AUS Son of James FORD & Sarah TIMBRAY 3 - Ann FORD Born - Jan 1842 Woori Yallock, VIC, AUS Died - 28 Dec 1892 Modewarre, VIC, AUS Bur. - 30 Dec 1892 Mt Moriac, VIC, AUS sp- James CRUTCH Born - 1842 Winchelsea, VIC, AUS Mar. - 25 Jun 1863 Winchelsea, VIC, AUS Died - 3 Aug 1929 Modewarre, VIC, AUS Bur. - Mt Moriac, VIC, AUS Son of John Crutch & Anne ROBINSON William FORD Born - 1844 Gratsworth, VIC, AUS wed Mar. - 12 Sep 1871 to Elizabeth Ann PRICE Samuel FORD Born - Sep 1845 Woori Yallock, wed 29 Nov 1873 to Ann JAMES b 1857 Gawler, SA, AUS
Thomas Ford, steerage on Fri 14 July 1843 cleared for Sydney on the Amiga
Thomas Ford, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
William Ford 23 hus Labourer Prot both Monaghan, Armagh Employed by George Cherry, a relation, Melbourne Employed by George Cherry, a relation, Melbourne arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Sarah Ford 27 wife Prot both Monaghan, Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Mary Ford 1 died Monaghan, Armagh arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Caroline Ford 0 born on board and baptised 22nd January 1844 at Sea, House servant Prot both Oxfordshire arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
William Ford and Sarah had baptised Caroline and Robert 1848, Henry 1852, James 1856
There is a baptism record for a William Ford, baptised 17th August 1821, father Henry Ford, address Derrygooney, parish Aughnamullen.
William Ford wed Sarah Trew in Apr 1842 in County Cavan, Ireland. (Sarah Trew was baptised about 1817 in County Cavan, Ireland, died on 2 Aug 1901 in Wickliffe, VIC, Australia and was buried in 1901 in Wickliffe Cemetery, Wickliffe, VIC.)
William Ford came on the Wallace (864 tons) sailed from Liverpool on 3rd November 1843. The Fords were small tenant farmers in county Monaghan, Ireland, where the landowners had reduced the acreages of the tenant farms. No longer able to sustain a living for the family, in 1843 William and his 3 brothers decided that they must seek their fortunes outside Ireland. William, his wife Sarah Trew, and their infant daughter Mary arranged their assisted passage (18 pounds and seven shillings was recorded as bounty for each adult) on the Wallace, Departing with the ship's Master, Andrew Main, were a crew of 40, and 335 passengers (208 adults, 44 older children aged 7-14, and 83 young children under 7). In the tropics, diarrhoea broke out aboard the ship, and their daughter Mary died on 22nd November 1843 aged about 1 year. Sarah was pregnant at the time of departure, and gave birth at sea on 21st January 1844 to a baby girl - the ship's register records the birth of Mary Ford, but Caroline Ford is the name on the arriving passenger list. There had been 38 deaths recorded (11 adults, 1 older child, and 26 young children) from diarrhoea, dysentery and typhoid, and 5 births on the 15 week voyage, which arrived at Port Phillip on 16th February 1844
William never again had contact with his brothers, but thought that one went to North America, another to India, whilst the other's destination was unknown.
William Ford, 25 hus of Charlotte Labourer Suffolk Prot reads employed by John Brook at Mt Macedon arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Charlotte Ford, 22 wife of William arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
William Ford and Charlotte baptised William Ezekiel 1846, Francis 1847
William Ford, 23 both was Carpenter, trained as Carpenter single crime - House breaking and Larceny 7 years convicted 27 Mar 1843, at Kingston on ?Hilliers, received 24 Apr 1843, at Kingston on ?Hilliers, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Working for himself (List a048 and b03)
William Ford Directory 1847 labourer, off Bourke lane
James Fordburn 27 hus, 12 f, Cooper Devon Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Fordburn 21 wife of James, 12 f, Bonnet maker Prot both, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Andrew Foreman, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the schooner 'Joseph Cripps' 6 May 1845 - source Port Phillip Herald 8 May 1845
Captain Foreman arrived 2 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Henry
Peter/John Foreman 26 with wife Agnes 24, Edinburgh, employed by J McNall, came Oct 1839 on the David Clark
Peter Foreman and Agnes baptised John 1841, George 1844, Anne 1847
Peter Forman, of Gipps Ward, signed letter to Henry Moore. Source - Port Phillip Herald 27 Sept 1844
W Foreman, departed from Launceston to Portland Bay on the schooner 'Minerva' 8 Oct 1840 - source Launceston Courier 12 Oct 1840
William Foreman, 36 hus Labourer Prot both Kent came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Elizabeth Foreman, 33 wife of William Housekeeper Prot both Kent came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
George Foreman 11, Charlotte Foreman 9, Sarah Foreman 8 and John Foreman 5 son of William, Prot Kent came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
Clara Foreman, 2 dau of William c Prot Kent came 19 Feb 1842 as Bounty Immigrants on the Regulus
June Clara Foreman, aged about 4 years, swallowed hot coffee, burns caused her death The Port Phillip Herald Tue 19 Sep 1843 Family indigent, given expenses for funeral
William Foreman, and Elizabeth baptised male William Frederick at Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 # 1207
William Frederic Foreman, died male Melbourne 1842 #439 Methodist / Wesleyan Melbourne
William Foreman and Elizabeth baptised Charles Alfred 1844, Mary Jane 1847
William Foreman, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Michael Forestal 38 hus (14 family) Stockman RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Ellen Forestal 30 wife of Michael (14 family) Housekeeper RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Catherine Forestal 2 dau of Michael (14 family) RC neither Co Tipperary, came 4 Nov 1841 on the Diamond
Micheal Forestal and Ellen Mcgraw baptised Marianne 1845 squatter, West Bank, South Yarra
Thomas Forgarty - Forgarty and Dwyre baptised Mark 1841
Patrick Forley 23 hus (10 family) Farm servant RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Alice Forley 21 wife of Patrick (10 family) Farm servant RC neither Kilkenny, came 19 Sep 1841 on the Forth
Patrick Forley Directory 1847 butcher Bourke lane
William Forlong, see Furlonge
Anthony Formment wed Ann Sellar in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
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