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GEELONG AND PORTLAND BAY, Emigration (Immigration)Society (including Port Fairy) 1845 - 1846.
Index of Migrants

compiled and presented by Jenny Fawcett
The following list of names were migrants from Tasmania,
who were brought to Victoria by the Geelong,Portland Bay (& 
Port Fairy) Emigration Society.They arrived between 1845 and 1846
per the vessel's David, Scotia, Julia, Platina, and Shamrock.
(it is not a comprehensive list of all migrants brought over 
from Tasmania by the Society.the Bellerine Historical Society holds 
records of other voyages in 1845) and other schemes can
be found. (goto)Migration Schemes
The migrants in 1845 and 1846 were brought over to Victoria by the Geelong and Portland Bay Immigration Society (including Port Fairy). The society was formed by the likes of squatters and merchants along the southern seaboard and into the hinterlands of the ports of Portland Bay, Port Fairy, and Geelong.There will be a full report available shortly on the Society, but in short:
The Society was formed because of continued concerns about the lack of availability of a labour force. Subscriptions were sent by the Society to squatters,land owners & etc throughout Port Phillip and requested them to join the society for which they paid an an amount of money.The money was paid into a bank account,the amounts pooled and used to fund the passages for labouring men from Tasmania. (Some women and children were also to come). The treasurer and secretary (James Wallace of Geelong)then communicated with a committee in Tasmania who were out spreading the word that free passage would be paid to those who wanted to go to work over at Port Phillip. Free passage, (and for some,rations and wages). There were hiccups and delays, the cream of the excess labour workforce had emigrated shortly beforehand to TwoFold bay, and it was hard work gathering quality migrants. As many of the men came in from the countrysie of Tasmania, if the boats were not ready when they came into town then they would be more likely to return to the country for work, as they were generally without any means to sustain living in town till the boats were ready.Agreements were struck with Ship's owners and masters, in regard to passage fees (usually 20/- per head per migrant) and they were conveyed from Tasmania (large contingent from Hobart) to Port Phillip. Subcribers included the likes of the Manifolds, Learmounths, Connolly and Griffiths (Port Fairy), William Rutledge & Co, Sprot, Campbells,Roadknight and other landed gentry. (a list of subscribers will be shortly available) The Geelong and Portland Immigration Scheme is just one of many such schemes which operted over the years in colonial Australia. There has been no extensive study done in regard to what became of the migrants who journeyed over. It is likely that many returned to Tasmania if they were not happy with conditions in Victoria. It may be found that some went over in 1845, returned, and then re-applied in 1846. There are many possibilities in regard to the eventual outcome for the migrants. IT can be noted that a greater majority of the migrants were ex-convicts. The agent in Hobart commented that the search for quality exiles was difficult, so many having already emigrated. Below is a list of the names of those men,women and children who were listed to be brought to Port Phillip aboard the vessels charted by the Geelong and Portland Bay Immigration Society (including Port Fairy) and it needs to be said that there would probably be instances were people are listed but did not embark. The beauty of the available information in the records is that they record a migrant's FORMER ship to the colony (eg .if they were a convict per Ratcliffe to Tasmania in 1833,, it will generally be recorded on these lists). The lists also tell you the name of the vessel they came from Tasmania to Port Phillip under the auspices of the Society. The immigrants to Port Fairy and Portland were first conveyed to Geelong. The list (usually) records information in the following format: (there are some variations on list with regard to time in colony) Name: Henry Speed Trade or Calling: Blacksmith By Whom Employed or Recommended: Charles Gaylor Age: 29 years Ship (original to colony) Mary. Time in Colony: 18 years. Comments:

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Index
(I have included further details for the Smith's, knowing
it is difficult to trace this surname at the best of times )

Abrahams	Henry		1845
Acen? Ocean?	John		1846 
Adams		John		1846
Adams		John		1846
Alexander	James		1846
Alkins		Robert		1845
Allen		James		1846
Ames		Honor		1846
Ames		Thomas		1846
Ames		Thomas		1846
Amor		Thomas		1845
Anns		John		1846
Arabia		George		1846
Archibald	James		1846
Arnold		William		1846
Artis		John		1846
Ashby		Thomsa		1845
Ashwood		John		1846
Ashwood		Samuel		1846
Askell		Thomas		1845
Atkins		Alexander	1846
Atkins		James		1845
Aurel		Edward		1846
Aurel		Mary		1846
Aurel		William		1846
Austin		Charles		1846
Axen		John		1846

Bagshaw		William		1845
Baillie		John		1846
Baker		Charles		1846
Ballis		Robert		1846
Barber		Samuel		1846
Barker		Mark		1846
Barnes		James		1846
Barnsdale	Robert		1846
Barrett		Benjamin	1846
Barrow		George		1846
Barthorp			1846
Barthorp	James		1846
Bartlett	William		1846
Bassett		Thomas		1846
Bassett		William		1846
Bastian		George		1846
Baxter		George		1846
Baylas		James		1846
Bayley		Benjamin	1846
Bell		Elizabeth	1846
Bell		Henry		1846
Bell		John		1846
Bennett		Edward		1845
Bennett		Isaac		1845
Bennett		John		1846
Bentley		Jacob		1845
Bethell		Frederick	1846
Biggers		Ann		1845
Biggers		William		1845
Billing		Joseph		1846
Bird		Caroline (2ch)	1845
Bird		Henry		1845
Bird		James		1846
Birge		Thomas		1845
Birt		James		1846
Bligh		David		1846
Blood		Charles		1846
Blunt		Henry		1846
Bolten		Stephen		1845
Bond		Thomas		1846
Booth		James		1845
Booth		William		1846
Bostock		Robert		1846
Bottom		John		1846
Bradley		Charles		1845
Bradley		Samuel		1845
Brenton		Robert		1846
Briggs		John		1845
Brightwill	William		1846
Broadmeadow	William		1846
Bromly		Thomas		1846
Broomfield	Daniel		1845
Brown		Charles		1846
Brown		Frances		1846
Brown		Harriett	1846
Brown		George		1846
Brown		Henry		1846
Brown		Mary		1846
Brown		Thomas		1846
Brown		William		1846
Brumbley	George		1846
Bryan		Michael		1846
Bull		William		1845
Bullock		Edgar		1846
Burgess		John		1846
Burke		Patrick		1846
Burlan		Benjamin	1846
Burnett		Josiah		1846
Burns		James		1846
Burrett		Mary & 2 ch	1846
Burston		James		1846
Bury		Edward		1845
Bury		Thomas		1845
Buscombe	John		1845
Butcher		Frederick	1846
Butcher		Henry		1846
Butler		John		1845
Bywater		John		1846

Cameron		Daniel		1845
Campbell	William		1846
Canall		William		1846
Carey		John & 2 ch	1845
Carey		Mary		1845
Carrington	George		1846
Carroll		Edward		1846
Carroll		Josian?Joseph	1846
Carter		George		1846
Carter		James		1845
Cassidy		Arthur		1845
Cations		Alexander	1845
Cavane		Michael		1846
Chap		John		1846
Chapman		Robert		1845
Charlton	Daniel		1845
Chilvers	John		1846
Chubb		Josh.H		1846
Christian	Charles		1846
Clagg		John		1846
Clark		James		1846
Clarke		Abraham		1845
Clarke		John		1845
Clayton		William		1846
Cohen		William		1845
Colback		Fanny		1846
Colback		James		1846
Coldclough	Richard		1846
Cole		Charles		1845
Cole		Michael		1846
Cole		William		1845
Colley		George		1845
Collins		John		1846
Colter		Pierce		1845
Cothard		George		1846
Conlay		Daniel		1845
Connor		John		1845
Connor		John		1846
Connor		Sarah		1846
Cook		John		1846
Cooper		Benjamin	1845
Cooper		Charles		1846
Cooper		James		1846
Corkam		George		1845
Corliss		Robert		1846
Costley		Patrick		1845
Coverdale	John		1845
Cowan		William		1846
Cowlay		Daniel		1845
Crawley		Florence	1846
Crick		Ann		1845
Crick		William		1845
Critcheley	Richard		1846
Crow		William		1845
Cuulliford	George		1846
Curbury		Peter		1845
Cuthbertson	Thomas		1846

Dalton		James		1846
Danvers		John		1846
Danvers		child		1846
Danvers		child		1846
Darvill		John		1846
Dash		John		1845
Davenport	Josh.		1846
Davis		Ann		1846
Davis		child		1846
Davis		child		1846
Davis		child		1846
Davis		James		1846
Davis		John		1845
Davis		John		1845
Davis		John		1845
Davis		William		1846
Davis		William		1846
Dawson		James		1846
Day		Charles		1846
Day		William		1845
Day		William Henry	1846
Dean		Solomon		1846
Denning		John		1845
Dennis		Alfred		1846
Dennis		John		1845
Denton		Caroline	1846
Denton		James		1846
Denton		Matthew		1846
Desry		Adolphe		1846
Devericks	William		1846
Devonport	Henry		1846
Dickson		Robert		1846
Dillion		John		1846
Disney		Charles		1846
Disney		Sarah		1846
Dixon		Charles		1846
Dixon		William		1846
Dodd		Henry		1845
Doherty		James		1845
Donald		Edward		1846
Donnovan	Cornelius	1845
Dowlan		William		1845
Dowling		Charles		1845
Drakeford	Charles		1846
Drewey		Frederick	1846
Drury		Robert		1846
Dubber		Thomas		1846
Duke		George		1846

Eccles		John		1846
Eccles		William		1845
Edwards		Charlotte	1846
Edwards		James		1846
Edwards		James		1845
Edwards		James		1846
Ellis		John		1845
Emery		Sarah		1845
Entwhistle	James		1845
Evans		Edwin		1846
Evans		Thomas		1845
Evans		William		1845
Everard		William		1845
Ewing		George		1846

Fagan		James		1845
Farrow		Sarah		1846
Farrow		Thomas		1846
Fellows		William		1845
Feltham		John		1846
Figwell		John		1846
Filtun		Andrew		1845
Fincher		Thomas		1846
Finny		Richard		1845
Flanagan	Roderic		1846
Flett		John		1846
Flett		Priscilla	1846
Forster		George		1846
Forth		Joseph		1846
Fortington	Henry		1846
Fogg		William		1845
Fox		Joseph		1845
Fox		Joseph		1845
Fox		Mary		1845
Fox		Sarah		1845
Foxall		William		1846
Francis		Frederick	1846
Francis		Mary		1846
Francis		child		1846
Francis		child		1846
Furning		Charles		1845

Galigan		Henry		1846
Galley		Robert		1846
Gargan		William		1845
Gibbons		William		1846
Gibbs		James		1846
Gill		William		1846
Gilvin		James		1846
Golding		Thomas		1846
Goldsmith	Henry		1846
Goodman		Isaac		1846
Goodman		John		1846
Goodwin		James		1845
Gordan		William		1845
Gordon		John		1845
Graham		James		1846
Grant		John		1844
Grant		Thomas		1846
Gregory		Robert		1845
Gregory		Thomas		1846
Greig		William		1845
Griffiths	Edward		1845
Griffiths	Samuel		1846
Griffiths	Thomas		1845
Gringon		Charles		1846
Guise		Martha		1846
Guise		child		1846
Guise		child		1846
Guise		child		1846
Guise		William		1846
Guise		William jnr	1846
Gwilliams	Thomas		1845

Hall		Emma		1846
Hall		John		1846
Hall		Samuel		1845
Hallowey	Abraham		1846
Hammond		William		1846
Hampton		Burnet		1846
Hance		Frederick	1845
Hargraves	John		1846
Harman		Arthur		1846
Harman		Jane		1846
Harris		James		1846
Harris		william		1846
Harris		William		1846
Harrison	Charles		1846
Harrison	William		1846
Harrold		William		1846
Harrop		William		1846
Harvey		Edward		1845
Harvey		William		1846
Harvey		William		1846
Harwood		John		1845
Hatton 		Joseph		1846
Hayley		George		1846
Haynes		John		1846
Hayward		John		1846
Headley		Michael		1846
Herbert		Henry		1845
Hill		THomas		1846
Hilyard		John		1846
Hobson		Ann		1845
Hobson		John		1845
Hodges		Mrs		1846
Hodges		Herny		1846
Hodges		J.J		1846
Hold		Alfred		1846
Holmes		William		1845
Hood		John		1846
Hopkins		Thomas		1846
Hopkins		William		1846
Hopkins		William		1846
Hour		Samuel		1846
Hovell		George		1846
How		Ann		1846
How		Martha		1846
How		Thomas		1846
Howard		Stephen		1846
Howe		Samuel		1846
Howell		John		1845
Hoy		John		1846
Hughes		Henry		1846
Hughes		Henry		1846
Humphries	Robert		1846
Hunt		George		1846
Hunt		William		1846
Hutchins	Mark		1845
Hutchinson	Charles		1845
Hussey		John		1846
Hussey		boy		1846

Inglis		James		1846

Jackson		Bartholomew	1846
Jackson		Richard		1846
Jackson		Samuel		1846
Jacobs		John		1846
Jakes		Adam		1846
Jarrett		John		1846
Jepps		William		1846
Jewson		Richard		1846
Johnson		James		1845
Johnson		James		1846
Johnson		William		1845
Johnston	James		1846
Johnston	Richard		1846
Johnston 	William		1846
Johnston	William		1846
Johnstone	George		1846
Johnstone	William		1846
Jones		James		1846
Jones		John		1845
Jones		John		1846
Jones		John		1846
Jones		John		1846
Jones		Robert		1846
Jones		Samuel		1846
Jones		Samuel		1845 
Jones		Sarah		1846	
Jones		Thomas		1845 
Jones		Thomas		1846
Jones		William		1846
Jones		William		1846
Josephs		Lewis		1845

Kay		John		1846
Kean		James		1846
Keelen		John		1845
Keeling		Aaron		1846
Kelly		John		1845
Kelsen		William		1846
Kendall		James		1846
Kendrick	John		1846
Kennard		William		1846
Kennay		Thomas		1846
Kent		Thomas		1846
Kentt		George		1846
Kerk		Edward		1846
Kiddle		Frances		1846
Kiddle		Thomas		1846
Kimber		Betsy		1846
Kimber		John		1846
King		John		1846
Knight		John		1846
Knight		Robert		1846
Knight		Thomas		1846
Knox		Arthur		1846

Labourer	James		1846
Labwell		Charles		1846
Lackman		George		1846
Lamb		Thomas		1846
Lambeth		William		1846
Lambton		Charles		1846
Lane		Thomas		1846
Lang		Richard		1846
Langley		Robert		1846
Larney		Richard		1846
Lassitt		Thomas		1846
Laurence	John		1846
Lawrie		James		1846
Letten		Thomas		1846
Lewis		Edward		1845
Lewis		Mary Ann	1845
Lewis		Mary Ann	1845
Lewis		Thomas		1845
Lingard		John		1845
Little		James		1846
Lloyd		James		1846
Lodyr (Loader?) Thomas		1846
Logg		John		1845
Lord		James		1846
Lowe		Ann		1846
Lowe		Joseph		1846
Lowndes		James		1846
Lyons		Henry		1846

McAuley		William		1846
McAvoi (McEvoy?) Michael	1845

McCann		James		1846
McCarvin	Barnard		1845
McColligan	William		1845
McCormick	Thomas		1845
McCracken	James		1845
McCray		Daniel		1846
McDine		James		1846
McDonald	Alexander	1846
McDonald	Charlotte *2ch	1846
McDonald	John		1846
McDonald	John		1846
Mcfall		Francis		1845
McGann		John		1846
McGeary		Bernard		1846
McGinnis	James		1845
McGrath		John		1846
McGregor	John		1846
McGregor	William		1846
McGuiness	James		1846
McGuire		Thomas		1846
McHenry		William		1846
McKay		Archibald	1846
McKay		Thomas		1846
McKie		Donald		1846
McKie		Donald		1846
McKinlay	Duncan		1846
McLallen	John		1846
McLellen	John		1846
McLaren		Ann		1846
McLaren		Hugh		1846
McLary		David		1846
McNaughton	Archibald	1846
McNelly		William		1845

Madden		Peter		1845
Mahoney		John		1845
Markley		James		1846
Marlow		Robert		1846
Marr		Daniel		1845
Marsh		William		1846
Marsh		William		1846
Marshall	William		1846
Masters		Benjamin	1845
Mason		Benjamin	1846
Mason		Charles		1845
Matthew 	William		1846
Maunders	Thomas		1846
Medwel		John		1845
Melsiom		Edward		1846
Meredith	Henry		1846
Merrett		Ellen		1846
Merrett		William		1846
Miles		John		1846
Miles		William		1845
Millar		Alexander	1846
Millar		James		1846
Miller		George		1845
Miller		John		1846
Miller		John		1846
Miller		Louisa		1845
Miller		Thomas		1846
Milne		William		1846
Mitchell	John		1846
Mitchell	Richard		1846
Moor		James		1846
Moran		Richard		1845
Morgan		Thomas		1845
Morris		James		1846
Morris		John		1846
Moxham		William		1846
Murphy		James		1846
Murrick		George		1846

Naylon		Henry		1845
Neal		Thomas		1846
Newbery		Humphrey	1845
Newell		Matthew		1846
Newton		childre (3)	1846
Newton		Ann		1846
Newton		Stephen		1846
Nicholson	James		1846
Nicholson	Thomas		1845
Norman		John		1845
Nott		Henry		1846
Nott		William		1845
Nugent		John		1846

O'Hara		Henry		1846
Oldham		Edward		1846
Olding		George		1846
Oliphant	Frederick	1846
Oliphant	Richard		1846
O'Neill		Garrett		1846
Orchard		William		1846
Osborne		Henry		1846
Osborne		William		1846
Ovens		Raymond		1845

Paine		Alexander	1845
Palling		Stephen		1846
Palmer		William		1846
Pascal		John		1846
Pasco		John		1846
Patton		John		1845
Payne		Edward		1846
Peacock		child (2)	1846
Peacock		Janet		1846
Peacock		Jonathan	1846
Pearman		Edward		1845
Pearson		Cuthbert	1846
Peeham		Stephen		1845
Percival	Thomas		1846
Perry		Elizabeth	1845
Perry		George		1845
Phelan		Joseph		1846
Phillip		Henry		1845
Phillips	Benjamin	1845
Phillips	Thomas		1845
Pierce		James		1845
Pilkerton	William		1845
Pitt		Charles		1845
Pitt		Joseph		1846
Pitt		Roger		1845
Pitt		Roge		1846
Platt		James		1845
Plunkett	Patrick		1846
Pontan		Jacob		1845
Poole		John		1846
Poole		Mary Ann	1846
Porter		Eliza		1846
Porter		Francis		1845
Pretty		William		1846
Pritchell	Edward		1846
Purton		Mary Ann	1846
Prton		William		1846

Quin		James		1845
Quintin		Thomas		1846

Rayner		Robert		1846
Reach		John		1845
Read		James		1846
Read		John		1846
Read		Richrd		1846
Read		Stephen		1846
Read		Thomas		1846
Rees		Tomas		1846
Regan		James		1846
Rice		George		1845
Rice		George		1846
Rice		Matthew		1846
Richards	William		1846
Richardson	James		1846
Richardson	Samuel		1846
Richardson	Samuel		1846
Rickelts	Stephen		1845
Rieves		Dr.Francis	1845
Rieves		William		1845
Rigby		James		1846
Riggell		Harriett	1846
Riggell		Richard		1846
Riley		Thomas		1846
Ringrose	James		1846
Robertson	George		1846
Robinson	James		1846
Robinson	William		1846
Rogers		James		1845
Rogers		Job		1845
Rosser		Frederick	1846
Roworth		Martha		1846
Roworth		William		1846
Roy		John		1845
Rud		Charles		1845
Rust		Jos		1846
Ryan		Patrick		1846

Sadler		Thomas		1846
Sartine		Charles		1846
Saunders	James		1845
Saunderson	William		1845
Saunderson	William		1845
Sawyer		James		1846
Saxton		William		1845
Schofield	Charles		1846
Scott		George		1946
Sellick		Charles		1846
Sent		James		1846
Shaw	?	Moses		1846
Shaw	?	Moses		1846
Shay		Cornelius	1845
Shean		James		1846
Shephard	morgan		1846
Short		James		1846
Simons		Solomon		1846
Simpson		Alexander	1846
Sinclair	Allen		1845
Sinclair	George		1846
Small		Nicholas	1846
Small		Olonzo		1846
Small		Thomas		1845
Smart		William		1846
Smith		Ann		1845(33yo) orig.per Augustina
Smith		James		1846(38yo) orig.per Elphinstone
Smith		John		1845(43yo),orig-per Atlas
Smith		John		1846(31yo) former soldier.
Smith		Samuel		1846(34yo)
Smith		Thomas		1845(30yo) per Chapman
Smith		Thomas		1846
Smith		William		1845(32yo) per Champion
Smith		William		1846(31yo)
Smith		William		1846(37yo)per Bussorah Merchant
Smith		William		1846
Spaul		Charles		1846
Speed		Henry		1845
Speller		Frederick	1846
Spiers		John		1846
Spruce		Arthur		1846
Staggells ? 	Horace		1846
Stead		William Alfred	1846
Stokes		Margaret	1846
Stokes		Thomas		1846
Stone		John		1846
Stott		John		1846
Strachan	James		1845
Sullivan	Patrick		1845
Sullivan	Thomas		1846
Stevens		James		1846
Stevens		John		1846
Stevens		Maria		1846
Stevens		Mary Jane	1846
Stevens		William		1846
Stevenson	Thomas		1846

Tallent		John		1846
Tarrant		William		1846
Tavener		Francis		1846
Taylor		Henry		1846
Taylor		Thomas		1846
Taylor		William		1845
Teasdale	John		1846
Thomas		Eli		1846
Thomas		Henry		1846
Thompson	Edward		1846
Thompson	John		1846
Thompson	William		1846
Thorn		Richard		1846
Thornton	James		1846
Thornton	William		1845
Tomey		Joseph		1846
Tomey		Mary Ann	1846
Tooley		William		1846
Towell		John		1846
Travis		William		1846
Tulley		Phillip		1846
Turner		George		1846
Turner		THomas		1746
Twigg		Ann		1845
Twigg		Joseph		1845
Tye		Richard		1846

Very		John		1845
Vickers		Richard		1846
Vinter		John		1846

Wadsworth	Thomas		1846
Wainwright	James		1845
Wainwright	John		1846
Wainwright	Richard		1846
Walker		John		1845
Walker		Robert M	1846
Walker		Samuel		1845
Walker		Thomas		1846
Wall		John		1846
Walsen		David		1846
Ward		Thomas		1846
Warmer		Samuel		1846
Watkins		George		1846
Watkins		George		1846
Watson		John		1846
Watson		William		1846
Watts		Henry		1846
Weatherall	Charles		1846
Webber		George		1846
Webster		Robert		1846
Webster		Sarah		1846
Wells		Henry		1846
Wells		John		1846
Wently		William		1846
Weston		Edward		1846
Weston		Henry		1846
Weston		Henry		1846
Weston		Jane		1846
Weston		Sarah		1846
Wetherall	Charles		1845
Wheeler		James		1846
Whistle		Henry		1845
White		Daniel		1846
White		THomas		1846
White		William		1845
White		William		1846
Widison		Barnett		1846
Wildman		William		1845
Wilkinson	James		1846
Wilkinson	William		1846
Wilks		George		1845
Williams	Henry		1846
Williams	Henry		1846
Williams	John		1845
Williams	William		1846
Williams	William		1846
Willigale?	Charles		1846
Wilson		David		1846
Wilson		Edward		1846
Wilson		John		1846
Wilson		Thomas		1846
Wilson		William		1845
Wood		william		1846
Woodroffe	John		1846
Wormtenton	Thomas		1846
Worsley		Peter		1846
Wren		Timothy		1846
Wright		James		1846

York		George		1845
York		George		1846
Young		George		1845
Young		George		1846
Young		William		1846

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