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This information is taken from "Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip" Billis & Kenyon 1974.  


Many of the leases below are now part of suburban Melbourne and Geelong.   


See map of some of the Geelong area leaseholds in Maps of Victoria.

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Owner of Lease Biographical dates Family  information Pastoral  Leases, Port Phillip
Thomson, Alexander Dr. b. 1800 Aberdeen 
d. Jan 1886 Victoria
m.  Barbara Dalyrmple 
Mayor, Melbourne
MLC 1852-4

MLA 1856-61
1836 Kardinia, Barwon Falls
1836 Indented Head
1836 Bream or Thomson's Creek
1840-50 boiling down establishment
1843-7 E. of Station Peak/ Mowyong
1848 Avon or Molly Plains
1852-Nov 1855 with William Armstrong
Armstrong, John d.1857 Not known 1850 onwards Black Forest
1851-53 River Station
Sep1854-May1857 Allan vale or Sinclairs
with William Thomson 1847-8
Armstrong, Thomas b.Roxburgh 1818 m. Diana Bell, daughter of William Bell 1841 Beechwood with William Bell 1840-70 Gulf Station, No.2
Armstrong, William JP b. Scotland Not known Jan1838 onwards River Station
1838-Jan51 River Station with Dr. Alex Thompson
1841-50 Bream Creek
1847-50 Black Forest
Mar 1846-52 Avon and Molly Plais
1848-52 Werribee Plains
1852 Black Forest Run
Bell, William Not known Not known Apr 1848 Kadnook;  Mar1851 with Thos. Armstrong; 1840-44 Gulf Station No2 with Thos. Armstrong; 1870 Gulf Station No 2.
Bell, John b.1821 Dumfries        d.1876 Bell Park, Victoria m. Margaret Chirnside 1842-Nov50 Watch Hill / Pollock's Station, with John Calvert
1842 Irrewarra/Korangamite with John Calvert
1850-Aug 1854 Watch Hill / Pollock's Station
Jan-Sept 1853 Wirmbirchip
Jan1853-June1858 Lake Bolac
Aug 1854-Aug1864 Mt. Mercer , Warrambeen - lease cancelled 1864
?1863? Bell Park, Geelong
Bell, James b 1829 Dornock, Dumfries
d 1877 Victoria
m. Mary Singer Mar 1860 - Jun 1867 Golf Hill East
Messrs. Bell John, James, William? 1855-70 Gulf Station No 1
Calvert, John  b1811
m. Jane Murray  1849 1840-1 Leigh Creek
1840-45 Lake Colac
1842 Irrewarra / Korangamite with John Bell
1850-54 Dreeit / Corangamite
1850-62 Irrewarra
1854-1866 Watch Hill with John Bell
?1863? Morongo, Ballarat Road, Bell Post Hill
Sutherland, Joseph b1800 Laing, Sutherlandshire
Not known 1836 near Geelong  1836 Opposite Golf Hill 1844-50Moranding with Rob Sutherland (br)                                                           1842-3 Sutherland's Creek with D. MacKenzie
Sutherland, Robert d.1888 England Not known 1838 onwards  Murrable
1843-46 Rich Avon
1857-70 Konongwootong West with Joseph Sutherland
Murray, Andrew John b.1821 Edinburgh      
arr. Mar 1837            
d. 1889 Toorak
Not known 1836-37 Colac, St.Leonards (bet. Inverleigh and Barwon Park) with Hugh Murray
1838 onwards Wool Wool
1838-1867 Irrewillipe + others in Colac vicinity
Murray, Hugh J.P. b. Scotland           
arr. Sept 1837         
d. 1869
m. Elizabeth? Anne? Young 1841 1837 onwards Warrion, Sept. 1837 Barongarook Dec 1843 -  June 1868 Illimnyte                     Dec 1854 - May 1870 Gnoora Reef
Murray, William m. Isa Mary Carruthers? 1843-60 Darraweitguim, Wallan Wallan 
Howitson, John James/Lewis Howatson relation?  Howatson  1846-47 Western Port District 
Horton, William Peters Member of Horton family connected with Bells and Armstrongs? 1845-46 William Tell Hotel, Elizabeth St.  1842-46 Western Port District       
Russell, George Robert Carstairs Bell m. Margaret Hester Russell of Golf Hill     See Bells in Victoria Jan 1861 Golf Hill;  May 1862 Upper Leigh (Golf Hill)

Last Updated: 1 June 2008