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Benjamin Shorten and Frances christened Rosanna 1841
Joseph Shorter 26 hus (family 27) Labourer Prot both Antrim arrived 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Margaret Shorter 19 wife of Joseph (family 27) House servant Prot both Antrim arrived 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Joseph Shorter and Mary christened Sarah 1847
WJA Shorter, arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the cutter 'Alpha' 30 Aug 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 2 Sep 1845
Peter Frederick Shortland 11 December 1836 Mate, surveyed Port Phillip Bay.
Edward Shortly, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
DF Shortt, List No 9, 30 Sep letter to be collected from Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Oct 1844
D.F. Shorts Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
George Shoulls aged 21 came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
Joseph Shoults adult came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
William Show Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Joseph Showits Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
William Shribbs and Ann Mary christened Mary Ann 1847
John Alf Shrigley Correspondence Murray Emu Inn Shepparton 13 118 Transferred from John Hill
Mary Ann Shrimps wed Edward Parsons in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Mary Shroden 22 (single woman 25) Housemaid Prot both Tadlow? arrived 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
John Shubridge and Ann Mary christened Harriet 1844
Joseph Shughter and Mary Moore christened Margaret 1846
Joseph Shuiton Directory 1847 farmer Darabin Creek
Amos Shumack 26 hus (family 30) Farm servant RC both Limerick arrived 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Mary Shumack 24 wife of Amos (family 30) House maid RC Both Tipperary arrived 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
Agnes Shumac, and Mary baptised John at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #12995
Amos Shumack and Mary christened John 1842, Kate 1843, George Michael 1847
Amos Shumac, County of Bourke monthly license for 1-31 August 1844 to strip Bark and cut timber. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Amos Shoemac, granted timber license for County Bourke, for Jan 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Feb 1844
Amos Shoemac, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Directory 1847 labourer off Collins street
Amos Shumack was a gr gr grandson of Bartholomew SCHUMACHER [c1668-] who arrived in England from Germany via Holland in 1709 with his wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters. [Embarkation List from Holland Fourth Party - Embarked June 10 to June 19, Sailed June 21, 1709, Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration by Walter Allen Knittle]
Amos wed Mary SHIER was christened abt 1817 at Co Tipperary d/o John a brickmaker and Mary KENNEDY. Mary SHIER was a descendant of Johann Adam SCHEUER [c1674-1758], a husbandman and vinedresser, who was in the first party of Palatine refugees to reach London in 1709. [The Board of Trade List of First Party of Palatines in London, May 3, 1709 by Walter Allen Knittle]
Mary SHIER grew up in a time and place where the social climate was unpleasant. Another factor which may have contributed to the tension was the fact that she was the product of a mixed marriage. Her father John SHIER had married Mary KENNEDY who was not a member of the Palatine community.
Several observations made by Patrick O'Connor in his book PEOPLE MAKE PLACES, may be applied to Mary SHIER's family.
1. The landless tended to take non-Palatine partners which 'often led to a weakening or loss of identity.'
'Marriage to a Catholic meant instant pariah status for the spouse concerned.' [p177]
2. Emigration provided a safety valve for the Palatines who were pushed into a marginal existence.
Mary and Amos SHUMACK did just that. Within a few weeks of their marriage on 6 February 1841 at Rathkeale Co Limerick, they sailed from Cork on 19 March 1841 on the barque Royal Saxon bound for the Colony of NSW as Bounty Passengers for JB WERE Esq who received £3962 for his consignment of 231 immigrants, 17 from England and the rest from Ireland, including 22 from Limerick and the largest group of 73 whose Native Place was Tipperary.
From their meagre existence in rural Ireland, prior to the Great Famine 1845-50, into this world came:
SHUMACK Amos aged 26, Farm Servant, Protestant, Could read and write, Native Place: Limerick.
SHUMACK Mary aged 24, House Maid, Protestant, Could read and write, Native Place: Tipperary. [Assisted Immigrants from UK 1839-1871 Register NSWSL, VPRS 7310, fiche 1, Book 1 pp12-20 provided by Bevan Stone]
Three months later their first child was born. See Web page on Catherine Shumack born 25 Jun 1843, bap 29 Sep 1843 St James C of E Melbourne and she wed Marriage 1859 Register entry No. 24, John SPARK, Bachelor, Farmer, aged 20, Birth Place: Balligery, Fifeshire, Scotland, Father: John SPARK, Farmer, Mother: Ann WHITEHILL, married 4 November 1859, Catherine SHOEMACK, Spinster, aged 16, Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Father: Amos SHOEMACK, Publican, Mother: Mary SHEA, at the temporary Parsonage, Creswick by Minister George POLLARD according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England. Present and Usual Residence of both was Ascot. Both signed in the presence of John MURBERRY and Jane WOODS [Vic cert 3599] sons born John Spark 1 Jul 1860 and George Spark 29 May 1861, This marriage came to an abrupt end when on 17 Sep 1861 at Maryborough Assizes John SPARK was convicted of cattle stealing and received a prison sentence of 5 years hard labor. If he served the full sentence he would not have been released before September 1866. Catherine then formed a de facto marriage with James SPARK (brother of John) which produced nine children born 1863-1876 at Ascot. John SPARK formed a relationship with Elizabeth TAYLOR who gave birth to 3 of his children 1871-75 in Clunes. He married bigamously in 1880 in a registry office in Stawell, stating falsely that he was widowed in 1868. The authorities took a while to catch up with John but in 1885 he was found guilty of bigamy and served another 18 months in the Ballarat Gaol. Fortunately for the family historians his gaol book record with an 1885 photo survives.
Johanah Shunnick Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
William Shuttleworth 21 Labourer RC reads Lancashire arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
William Shuttleworth wed Elizabeth Slater in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Joseph Reed 1847
Joseph Shynner departing 1 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 8 Nov 1841
Mary Sibald / Sibbald 19 (single woman 21) Dairy maid Prot both Edinburgh arrived 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Mary Sibbald, female wed Charles Sago 1842 #4661 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
From , on 3 Dec 2008, Mary Sibald came on the same vessel as her sister Margaret Denham nee Sibbald b. abt 1819 Edinburgh UK - died 8.12.1886 #13783 West Melbourne, wed early 1841 to David Denham b. 1821 Upsetlington, Ladykirk, Berwickshire UK - died 31.10.1857
Leslie Sibbaud Surgeon superintendent arrived 12 Dec 1840 from Greenock on the Helen Thompson
Thomas Sibbald, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 28 Apr 1843 New Licences granted for Brighton Hotel Brighton
Thomas Ball Sibering, freehold, Big Brighton 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
Thomas Sibering, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 19 Dec 1843 in Jury to hear criminal cases of the day
Thomas Sibering, Insolvent hotel keeper Brighton liabilities 615 deficiency 332. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Feb 1844
Thomas Ball Sibering, license refused for 'Brighton Hotel' he is an insolvent and can not sell property to his wife. Source - Port Phillip Herald 14 May 1844
Thomas Ball Sibering, Insolvency Certificate granted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 1 Nov 1844
Thomas B Sibering, Market Square 'Market-square Hotel' granted annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
Thomas B Sibering Directory 1847 publican Market square
J H Sibly 22 (21 on list) Labourer Prot both Yorkshire, came 3 June 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan
Mary Sibley 23, 46 single woman, Housemaid, London, Prot, came Jan 1840 on the John Bull
Mary Sidebottom, died 1 female Pentridge 1842 #3787 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Sidebottom, Steerage came 10 June 1843 on the Amiga
Robert Sidebottom, freehold, Pentridge 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
R L Sidebottom Page 197 Letters at Office 30th June 1847
Robert Langford Sidebottom - Robert Langford 1811-1877 was the second youngest of Thomas Langford and Mary Sidebottom’s sons and had married Martha Bennett of Glossop, Derbyshire in 1829 when he was just 18 years of age. By 1839 they had two children, James who had arrived in 1833 and Samuel Abel in 1836.
It is reasonably certain that Robert arrived aboard the barque Louisa Campbell, which sailed into Port Phillip on April 15, 1840 accompanied by his two young sons but without his wife, who appears to have followed a few months later, possibly with Joseph. He joined his brothers Joseph and William - more details on the family web page.
R. L. & W Sidebottom Directory 1847 farmers Pentridge
Robert Sidebottom and Martha christened William 1844, Emma 1846
Robert Sidebottom, List 4, 30 Apr 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 7 May 1844
Robert Sidebottom, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Pentridge Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Robert Sidebottom Owned Property Pentridge - Freehold Property
Thomas Sidebottom and Grace christened Elizabeth 1843
William Sidebottom wed 25 Jun 1839 to Emma Hale witnesses W Wright and Hannah Mills at St James Cathedral, Melbourne
William Sidebottom, and Emma baptised William Langford 1840, Hannah at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Merri Ck 1842 #12733
William Sidebottom, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 granted Publicans Licence Pentridge Wine and Beer Licence
William Sidebottom, dwelling house, Pentridge 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
William Sidebottom and Emma Hale christened John Langford 1843, Eliza Ann 1847
W Sidebottom, jury for criminal session 15 Jan 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 20 Jan 1844
William Sidebottom, voted 11-noon Melbourne to elect two members to sit in Legislative Council. Source - Port Phillip Herald 26 Apr 1844
William Sidebottom, Elizabeth St Irish Harp' new application granted for annual Publican's license - source Port Phillip Herald 17 Apr 1845
William Sidebottom, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
William Sidebottom, one of 469 voters who qualified by Dwelling house in Pentridge Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
William Sidebottom, granted application to transfer publican's license for Black Horse' Elizabeth St, to David Denham subject to approval of Landlord, Mr Fletcher. Source - Port Phillip Herald 8 Jan 1846
Owned Property Pentridge - Freehold Property
Charles Sidey, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Charles Sidey, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Ferdinand Sievers and Mary christened Daniel Alexander 1847
Mr Sievewright arrived 3 Feb 1841 at Port Phillip from London on 1 Oct 1840, William Hughes
William Sivine/Sievers, came on the John Barry (3) Certificate of Freedom at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 28 Feb 1845
William Sivine, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835. Convicted at Lancaster Session Peace for a term of 7 years.
William Sievers wed Mary Hood in 1843 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened Ferdinand James 1844
Charles Wightman Sievewright, Justice Of The Peace, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
Charles Sievwright was appointed in England in 1838, and took up his duties as Assistant Protector of Aborigines in the Port Phillip District of New South Wales in January 1839, came on the Hope.
At first, the Edinburgh-born former British army officer, Charles Sievwright lived with his wife and seven children near Geelong with one of seven major tribes in the Western District.
Mr Sievewright - Sievewright ( Steerage) arrived 3 Feb 1841 on the William Hughes
Charles W Sievewright, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 4 Aug 1843 witness identifying shot aboriginals
John Silcock wed Bridget Shaughnessy in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne christened Mary 1841, John 1843, Lucy 1846
George Sillince, 26 hus, 29 f, Farm Servant Fenaburg Prot reads, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Mary Anne Sillince, 25 wife of George, 29 f, Cook Fenaburg Prot both, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
George Sillince - Silence and Mary Anne/Miriam 25 christened Mary Ann 1843, Fanny 1845
Directory 1847 labourer Little Brunswick st Collingwood
Robert Silk, 24 single man Labourer RC, both Galway, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Robert Silk, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
Robert Silk Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
Stratford Silk, 25 single man Labourer Prot, both Galway, Bounty arrived 9 Feb 1842 from London on the Martin Luther
Stratford Silk - Silk Page 153 letters at Post Office 31st May 1847
Miriam Sillince Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
Acton Sillitoe, merchant, Englishman, elected Bourke Ward Municipal election results. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 Nov 1844
John Sillcock, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
John Sillock Directory 1847 farm labourer Merri Creek
William Silt and Jane christened Thomas 1843
Ellen Silver wed Thomas Moylan in 1846 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
John Silver wed Elizabeth Mcnasker in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Directory 1847 labourer off Bourke lane
Orestes Silverlock, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 31 Jan 1843 - source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1843
O Silverlock, departed from Launceston for Port Phillip on the schooner 'Tamar' 8 Mar 1843 - source Launceston Courier 13 Mar 1843
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