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MABON, Mrs. Jane of Carlisle, Cumberland, England, wrote in 1906 re her recently deceased uncle William NICHOL. 4 pages.
McACHRAN, Miss Jessie of Mattoon Ill., USA, wrote in 1893 re her brother Frank McACHRAN, who left home 8 years ago. 2 pages, List 4.
McAFEE, Mrs Sarah, sought by niece Mrs Bessie L. BUSSELLS, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1909. Sarah was sister of Thomas Liance LUKE from Edinburgh Scotland, and married to a Methodist minister. Not found. 8 pages, List 61.
McALLISTER, H., Garvagh, Co Derry Ireland, wrote in 1911 re uncle Patrick McAllister, formerly in the Victorian police force, last heard of at Prahran. The writer was a son of Henry. Found. 4 pages, List 69.
McALPINE, Francis, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1911 re uncle William SANDERSON, who had a glass bottle factory there and had gone to Melbourne. Found. 6 pages, List 65.
MACARTNEY, Hugh. Father D. (Major, retired) wrote from Edinburgh Scotland in 1900 regarding his son, who had again deserted his wife and family there. He was a ship’s captain, believed he may be in Melbourne, had committed bigamy c5 years ago. 4 pages, List 37.
MacARTHUR, Leslie W.A., Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re his wife Frances GILBY MacARTHUR, who left him some years ago; it was a second marriage for her. Niece Mrs. WEBB of Cobden is interviewed and address supplied. 9 pages, List 49.
MacARTHUR, L.M. of Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1920 re his wife, who was lured away by an adopted daughter Mrs. Harry ANDERSON and is living in Victoria; seeks her location. Police interview the Andersons who report that he is a drinker and drug addict who only wants her address to get more money out of her, so police refuse to provide it. 8 pages, List 19.
McARTNEY, Abraham, left New York for Australia c1854, when about 14 years old. Arrived Melbourne and headed for the goldfields. Information sought by Egbert K. VAN BEUREN of New York in 1903. Not found. 14 pages, List 46.
McASKILL, Mrs. Jessie of Oakland, California USA wrote in 1914 re her brother James B. McLACHLAN, native of Tighnabruaich, Argyleshire Scotland, who left there in 1886 for Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 7.
MACAULAY, C.T., Woodhouse Ridge, Leeds UK wrote in 1901 re Sarah HAREWOOD, c70 year, a widow. Her brother Alexander was the writer’s grandfather and is dead as is her sister Charlotte. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.
McAULEY, Michael. Deserted wife Jan and five children at Govan Glasgow in 1913 and subsequently joined AIF. Parish Council also wrote re his maintaining his family there. 10 pages, List 54.
McBEAN, Mary Jane, of Edendale New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re the death of her brother James Henry ROXBURGH in Victoria. 7 pages, List 13.
McBRIDE, Samuel, of Gilford, Co Down Ireland, c70 years, sought by niece Lizzie ADAMSON of Belfast Ireland in 1912. He left there c50 years ago; was recently in Belfast looking for her. Not found. 5 pages, List 72.
McCABE, Thomas, wrote from Lurgan, Virginia Co Cavan Ireland in 1898 re his half brother Bernard and brother and sister James and Catherine, who left there in 1856 and lived in Gawler in 1858. Bernard would be about 68 yrs old. 5 pages, List 20.
McCALMONT, William, Belfast, Ireland, wrote in 1917 re his brother John, who wrote to him from the Australian hospital ship Karoola; not found. 5 pages, List 51.
McCANN, Mrs. Catherine of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1907 re her brother John COUSINS, a native of Ballinderry Co. Antrim. 4 pages, List 14.
McCARRY, James E., Sergt. RIC, Louisburgh, Co Mayo Ireland, wrote in 1899 re Arthur HARRISON, c62 years of age, from Nottingham. He writes on behalf of Patrick O’DOWD, who also writes. 10 pages, List 14.
McCARTHY, Charles of Ballydehob, Co. Cork Ireland, wrote in 1917 re his brother Timothy, not heard from for two years. Found. 3 pages, List 16.
McCARTHY, John, seaman, 59 years. In 1914 wife Margaret, Tidal Basin, Canning Town London, wrote several letters; he left for Australia years ago and has never sent maintenance. Found, he promises to send money. Her daughter is keeping her, but has 7 children to keep. 16 pages, List 76.
McCARTHY, John, seaman. In 1915 wife wrote from Canning Town London, seeking maintenance. Found, he promised to send her money, but never did. In 1916 their daughter Mrs. G. GIBSON, also of Canning Town, wrote. Her mother will have to go into the workhouse if maintenance is not sent. She has 8 children herself and can’t support her. 17 pages, List 53.
McCARTHY, William C., wrote in 1915 (c/- Miss C.F. Sullivan, Salem, Mass., USA) re Frank McGILLICUDDY, who left Ireland in the 1860s for Australia. Frank’s mother was Mary O’CONNOR. The writer’s mother was Ellen, sister of Frank; other sisters were Catherine and Johanna who were living in the USA. Police interview several McGillicuddy families, one whom reports that there is a McGillicuddy club in Boston, and suggests he try there. 7 pages, List 7.
MACE, Mrs. John, nee Marie SMITH, sought by niece Annie E. GIBSON of San Francisco in 1900. She was from Yorkshire and living in Ballarat in 1861. Not found. 5 pages, List 39.
McCLEERY, James A. of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1920 re his aunt Mrs. Emily DAVISON. Found. 3 pages, List 16.
McCLELLAND, Andrew. Anonymous letter received in 1912, warning police that he is on his way to Australia. Small photo, cut from magazine. His wife is in Pueblo, Colorado USA, and he has ‘been exposed, published and run out of the USA.’ Letter claims he is intimate with a married woman named HAWKINS at Oakleigh, so police check on her. 3 pages, List 33.
McCLINTOCK, John, R.I. Constabulary, Lurgan, Co. Armagh Ireland, wrote in 1895 re Robert B. COOTE, who was in the RIC there, but left in 1887. He loaned him some money and it has not been repaid. Coote is a member of the Vic. Police force, and is asked to explain, which he does satisfactorily, detailing his mother’s desertion etc. 11 pages, List 9.
McCLINTOCK, William Klyde Maxwell, 42 years, formerly military captain and from Dublin Ireland, well connected, died 1901. File re his death. 4 pages
McCLOSKEY, Mary J., wrote from Boston U.S. in 1898 re her uncle Richard McCloskey who left Ireland c1860, and was last heard of in 1867 in Melbourne. He was a native of Streine Cornbughe (?) Co Derry, son of Thomas and Nancy nee LYNCH; she is the daughter of his oldest brother Thomas. 2 pages, List 27.
McCOLL, Neil, son of Duncan of Shiskine, Arran, Scotland, wrote in 1902 re his uncles Neil and John who arrived in Melbourne between 1850 and 1860. They were from Calgary, Mull, Argyleshire and sons of the late Hugh. Various McColl members in Victoria are interviewed, but not found. 25 pages, List 42.
McCOLL, Neil, wrote from Police Station, Shiskine, Arran Scotland in 1904 re his uncles Neil and John, sons of late Hugh of Penmore Argyleshire, who emigrated c40 years ago and were at Darlington many years ago. Not found. 6 pages, List 22.
McCORMACK, James, left Drumoory Wood, Co Longford Ireland c1881 for Australia; was in Qld in 1886. Brother Peter Joseph, R/C Priest, asks police to find him in 1895. 8 pages, List 28.
McCORMACK, Peter, real name Robert KANE, sought by son Thomas Kane, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Co California in 1902. He was born in Co Londonderry Ireland, married his mother in 1866 in New Zealand, and left them to go shearing in 1877. He has heard he is in Melbourne and wealthy. Not found. List 24.
McCRACKEN, Mrs. of Canterbury New Zealand wrote in 1919 re her son W. McCracken, who returned from the front (1st World War) on Boxing Day 1918, and was missing. His brother Hugh had also returned from the War and was now in an asylum. 8 pages, List 2.
McCRACKEN, Tom, sought by niece Mrs John H. SHEETS, Toledo, Ohio USA in 1911; her sister is Mrs Mary DONNELLY, Cooktown, Co Tyrone Ireland. His parents were John and Jane nee HART, and he served in the British Navy then in the Civil War etc. 7 pages, List 68.
McCREADY, William A., of Articlave, Castlerock, Co. Derry Ireland wrote in 1904 re William FINLAY, born Ballywildrick, Co. Derry, emigrated about 40 years ago, now aged about 60 years. 9 pages.
McCROSSEN, John, sought in 1914 by niece Allice McMANAMAN of St. Louise USA. Police find he died 32yrs ago, but provide details of his children. Letter returned from Dead Letter Office. 6 pages. List 8.
McCUNN, James, sought by R.J. ORKNEY of ship Albany on behalf of relative D.A. McCunn of Rothesay, Scotland, in 1899. James was a tinsmith. Not found. Two photos of him on file, both the same. 13 pages, List 17.
McDADE, James, 44 years, ship’s foreman, born Port Glasgow. Information sought in 1911 by James N. TAIT, Seaman’s Missionary, Dundee Scotland, on behalf of wife. Found. 6 pages, List 67.
MacDONALD, Alexander, sought by father Alexander, Stornaway, Scotland in 1910; not heard from for 12 years. His parents were Alexander and Euphemia nee McKINNON. He married Florence CARTER in 1888 and a copy of the marriage certificate is on the file. Not found. 19 pages, List 62.
McDONALD, Angus, of Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1899 re Lucy BARTLETT. She left Dunedin for Melbourne in 1898 as servant to Mrs. W. ANGUS, who was going to live in Melbourne. Lucy was formerly in the Industrial School and was hired out to Angus. McDonald is making enquiries for her brother George, who is in his employ. Police found Lucy in another position. 3 pages.
McDONALD, Flora, Portland, Maine, USA, wrote in 1912 re her brother Donald, born Prince Edward Island, son of John and Christina, believed in Melbourne and a wealthy wool merchant. Siblings are Allan, James, William, Sylvester, Mary Jane, Annie and Christine. Not found. 7 pages, List 71.
McDONALD, Miss Flora, of Paisley Scotland, wrote in 1914 re her brother Owen, a bank employee, who has not written for some time. Found. 6 pages, List 15.
McDONALD, Francis, Hamilton, Canada, wrote in 1911 re Mrs Mary GILLESPIE, sister of Donald McDonald, who had 3 sons, Peter, Alexander and Frank. The last two came to Canada from Dublin when children and Peter went with aunt Mary to Australia c50 years ago. The writer is the son of Alexander and seeks relatives. A list of Gillespies was compiled and people interviewed, but not found. Subsequently a letter from Peter McDonald of Avenel is received, he is a relative. 40 pages, some repetition, List 67.
McDONALD, James, Inspector of Poor, Parish Council, Dumbarton, Scotland, wrote a series of letters 1912-1916 re Thomas MOONEY, who deserted his wife and four children in 1907. He was a shipyard worker, 33 years old, son of Patrick and Mary nee MacKAIL. The Council is having to support the family and wants him to contribute. Police find him in 1912 but he contributes little to the family over the next few years, before being killed in an accident, leaving no money or property. 14 pages, List 7.
McDONALD, John Alexander, of Bermondsay England, wrote in 1916 re his siblings, aunt and uncle, James Maxwell, Charles Arthur, Florence Evelyn and Ethel Victoria. Police locate his aunt. 6 pages, List 8.
McDONALD, Lillian nee PARKINS, wrote from Gisborne New Zealand in 1912, seeking the address of her cousin Will DUDLEY, now in the Vic. Police force. She was adopted when a baby and seeks details of her four brothers. ‘I have not been all I should be … am married now and turned over a new leaf’. Dudley found. 5 pages, List 12.
McDONALD, Louisa, claimed in 1913 that Edward TURNER had deserted their two illegitimate children, Lilian and Alice, in Melbourne. He was c27 years, a slaughterman, and was said to be residing with a Mrs. ADAMS in Ashburton New Zealand. Police interview him, he denies paternity. 10 pages, List 12.
McDONALD, Mrs. Mary of Oakland, California wrote in 1914 re James Bain McLAUGHLAN, her brother. He was a gardener who had been in Melbourne for some years. Police could not locate him. 7 pages, List 2.
McDONALD, Norman, wrote from Auckland New Zealand in 1919 re his brother John who died in Victoria in 1918; sister Kate POWELL in Victoria. 13 pages.
McDONALD, William, sought by unnamed wife, c/- Mr J. LUCAS, Verean (?) Beach, Southland, New Zealand, in 1913. She hadn’t heard from him for 5 years; he was last at Williamstown. She left there with their baby and is living with her father. Found. 9 pages, list 75.
MacDONNELL, Carlotta, wrote from England in 1918, on letterhead of New South Wales Agent General, London, re her husband John Bertram Morton KNUTSEN, engineer. She was married to him in 1911 in Melbourne, but ‘has neither lived with him or been supported by him’. She wants the marriage annulled ‘as my home is this side of the water and I earn my own living’. Police locate husband who offers to send passage money and make a home for her in Melbourne. 6 pages, List 6. Further letter from wife in 1919, he won’t answer her letters. 5 pages, List 82.
MacDONNELL, Gerald Exshaw, Alberta, Canada, wrote in 1909 re his uncle Philip BARRY, last heard of in Melbourne in 1896. He was the eldest son of the late Dr Edward Barry of Waterville, Co Kerry, Ireland. Not found. 5 pages, List 60.
McDONNELLY, W.A. of New South Wales wrote in 1899 on behalf of the relatives in Brighton England, of E. Henry GROVES, who was working under an assumed name of H.G. ARMSTRONG. Groves was 38-40, born London and well educated. Photo of him on file. 5 pages.
McDUFF, Michael, died New Guinea 1897. Brother in law ex police Sgt. John McCOPPIN writes asking for details, he was his wife’s brother. Detailed report supplied. 16 pages, List 25.
McELWEE, John, South Melbourne, sought by brother James, Co Donegal Ireland in 1911. 3 pages, List 69.
McENAMY, Miss S.M. wrote from Philadelphia USA in 1894 re Edward and Susan McEnamy, brother and sister of her father of Londonderry Ireland. Susan married Charles BYFORD, and was last heard of in 1863. 3 pages. List 4.
MACENERY, Louis, sought by wife in Birmingham England, in 1916, who hasn’t seen him for nearly a year. Police found he was a Recruiting Officer for Aust. Army, but now dispensed with. Found. 8 pages, List 6.
McERLAIN, Michael or McLEAN. Shaun O’KEENAN wrote from Castle Dawson, Co Derry Ireland in 1918 re his man, who is his cousin, the son of his maternal uncle, the late Charles McErlain of Co. Antrim. Left NSW in 1915 and hasn’t been heard from since. He would be about 40 years. Not found. 6 pages, List 6.
McEVILLY, Jennie J., Ballinasloe, Co Galway Ireland, wrote two letters in 1912 seeking details of the death of her brother Patrick Thomas, who died in Melbourne in 1911; death certificate on file. 14 pages, List 70.
McEVOY, Patrick. Sought by his brother Edward of Menick, Mass., US, in 1899. He was from Queen’s Co. Ireland and last heard of in the Victoria police force 1860-1870. Found. 17 pages, List 17.
McEWEN, John, wrote from Royal Hotel, Southport, Lancashire in 1898 re W. Warren CARTWRIGHT, in police force in 1860s, he is son of his sister Hannah. 2 pages, List 25.
McFARLANE, D.L., Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re younger brother David Norris McFarlane, who died at Inglewood. 7 pages, List 68.
McFARLANE, David, Almonte, Ontario Canada, wrote in 1895 on behalf of William HOURIGAN and his sister Marie Hourigan, regarding their father Michael’s brother Jeremiah Hourigan, from Co. Tipperary Ireland. He died c16 years ago, and they have been told of an advertisement in a Canadian newspaper looking for next of kin. Police find she died in 1873, leaving only a small estate. 5 pages, List 30.
McFARLANE, Ellen, of Whiteinch by Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1894 and 1895 re family of late Dougal McFARLANE, who left Ulva, Mull in 1851/2 for Melbourne. She is their aunt. Dougal had 3 sons and 4 daughters, and was a captain of a river steamer who drowned saving someone’s life. 5 pages, List 4.
McFARLANE, Mrs. K., Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1917 on behalf of her son Able Seaman William WARBURTON, HMAS Melbourne, who believes his wife Agnes, who is in Melbourne, is being unfaithful to him. 4 pages, List 50.
McFARLANE, Robert. Information sought by wife, Tacoma, Washington USA in 1914. They were married in San Francisco in 1909. She took out a warrant for maintenance in 1912, he absconded. Not found. 15 pages, List 77.
MacFARRAN, Herbert, 32 years, musician, took sons Basil and Ivor and deserted wife D. at Chicago in 1914. She subsequently wrote from England, as he had been traced there, but has again disappeared with the children. 11 pages, List 77.
McFAULL, Mary Jane, Willoughby New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re Mrs Nancy SMITH nee KENNEDY, native of Mackaro Ireland. Mary’s grandmother is Nancy’s siter. Not found. 7 pages, List 80.
McGARR, Mrs. Samuel, South Bethlehem, PA, USA, wrote in 1894 re her father Thomas HOLMES, a baker aged about 50 years, who has not been heard from since 1868. 5 pages, List 4A.
McGEE, Herbert. Investigation in 1899, report of his death in London in October 1898. Parents in Warrnambool believe the report was faked. He went to Edinburgh to study medicine and was seen in Paris after alleged death. Mother Mrs. James McGee mentioned. 9 pages, List 36.
McGINLEY, P., merchant, Falcarragh, Co Donegal Ireland, wrote in 1908 re his nephew Noel, about 7 years, son of his late brother John. His mother Louise had remarried to J. SEARLE, a banker at one time, and was now a drunkard. Detailed report on her and arrangements to return the child to Ireland. 21 pages, List 58.
McGINN, Mrs. L., wrote from White Lion St., Norton Folgate, Bishopsgate England in 1897 re Kate GILL nee McGinn, her late husband’s sister, who went to Australia 40 years ago. Two letters. 5 pages, List 36.
McGLINCHY, James, of Stoke Newington London England, wrote in 1899 re his old friend Samuel Benzin HUSBANDS, who had been found dead in his hut in country Victoria. Among his possessions was a Crown Grant belonging to McGlinchy for land at Talbot. Discussion re method of selling same. 15 pages, List 17.
McGONNIGLE, or McGHEE, Edward, sought by Glasgow Parish Clerk in 1913. He sailed to Melbourne as ship’s crew in 1912, and deserted on arrival. He waws 27 years, a labourer and formerly in the Army. A small photo is on the file of 9 pages, List 75.
McGOWAN PARK, R., London, England, wrote in 1914 asking help to find his wife Kate Anne nee SHARPLES, who had run away with Edgar J. BRAZIER in 1911 and was believed to be in Australia. 4 pages, List 78.
McGRADY, John, boot merchant, Old Cummock, Ayrshire Scotland, wrote in 1908 re his uncle Samuel ORR, who was farming at Newbridge. 4 pages, List 59.
McGRATH, John, wrote from Goldsborough, West Coast, New Zealand in 1895. He had received a request for money for his son James, injured at Tatura in Victoria, which he had sent. Has since learnt that his son has died, so requests help in getting return of his money. Police ascertain that the son had not died. 8 pages, List 31.
MacGRATH, Robert, Ordnance Dept. Gibraltar, wrote in 1894 re his only brother John, who left Bath England for New Zealand then Australia many years ago. He has not heard from him for 30 years, and has now heard that John is looking for him. 4 pages, List 4A.
McGRATH, Timothy and Bridget, siblings, born Ireland, kept a hotel in Melbourne, sought in 1910 by relative Mrs Ann Minogue KENNEDY, Brooklyn USA, who gives details of family connection. Child of Timothy located. 14 pages, List 62.
McGREGOR, V.B. of Rochester New York USA, wrote in 1917 re his half-sister Mrs. SLACK nee Etty McGREGOR. They are children of Dr. John James McGREGOR of London England, who was born in Waterford Ireland. Writer is 59 years old, has never met Mrs. Slack. Police find son, mother is ill. 6 pages, List 6.
McGREW, Louis Eugene, American. Arthur WHITEHEAD, engineer, London, wrote a confidential letter to the Chief Commissioner in 1914, warning about McGrew. He married in England, had deserted wife and 3 children, and is posing as a divorcee in Melbourne. Edith PAGE wrote to his wife about him. 6 pages, List 77.
McGUANE, Mrs. E.W. of Holloway, London, England, wrote in 1918 re her husband George. He was formerly in the 2nd D.A.C. (military). She sought financial assistance. 5 pages.
McINTIRE, John of Chelsea Mass USA wrote in 1894 re William McINTIRE, ‘well known resident of Melbourne, who died there c3 years ago’; believes him to be an uncle. 1 page, List 4A.
McINTOSH, Ellen and William, Durban South Africa, wrote in 1908 seeking Michael DONOVAN, restaurant keeper, Melbourne. They have his daughter; the mother died in childbirth, and they have cared for her since she was a few days old. Found. 4 pages, List 58.
McINTOSH, Joseph, wrote from Edinburgh Scotland in 1900, had received a letter advising of the death of his brother James in Richmond. Asks details, which are provided; wife Annie Grant had divorced him etc. Letter from mother on file. 13 pages, List 39.
McINTYRE, Mrs. Hannah E. of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1894 re her brother Frank GILMOUR, a plasterer, who left there c16 years ago. 4 pages, List 4A. Mrs. Nora McIntyre of Chicago, Ill., USA, wrote in 1913 re her brother Frank GILMORE, a plasterer, who left there 37 years ago, and would now be c60 years. Not found. 3 pages, List 12.
McINTYRE, John, sought by Catherine COSTELLO, Helena, Montana, USA in 1911. He was in Melbourne 30 years ago. His sister was Mrs Mary Costello of Waterford Ireland; her son James, the writer’s father, came to USA as a boy and is now dead. She is the only single daughter of James. Various John McIntyres traced, but no connection found. 14 pages, List 68.
MacKAY, Mrs. of Springwell, Blantyr, Lanarkshire Scotland wrote in 1914 re her brother Malcolm McPHERSON who had died in Melbourne. He was born at Hellinsburgh and was a ship’s cook. 5 pages.
MacKAY, Mrs. A., nee Helen TAYLOR, wrote from Dennistoun Glasgow Scotland in 1914 re her cousin John CUMMING, one time partner in a woolbrokers in Melbourne. Four brothers settled in Melbourne many years ago – Donald, Robert, Davidson and John CUMMING. They have not been heard of for many years. 6 pages, many other duplicate pages. List 2.
McKAY, Angus Willliam, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1911 re employment in police force, he was single, 28 years etc. 2 pages, List 11.
McKAY, Donald, sought by brother Private R. McKAY, 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, Pretoria, South Africa, in 1905. Donald left Scotland c16 years ago and was at some state in the Victorian railways. 6 pages, List 5.
MacKAY, Mrs. Emma, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, wrote in 1917 re her husband Robert Smith MacKAY, formerly a journalist in Qld; not heard from since 1914. Found. 5 pages, List 51.
McKAY, William. Wife writes from Dunedin New Zealand in 1896. She has seen a report of a man killed in Carlton and asks if it is her husband. He was born in Sutherlandshire Scotland and left her over 20 years ago and went off with Jessie LAURNSON (?). Police respond that the person killed was 24 years old and thus not her husband. 6 pages, List 31.
McKAY, William, Notre Dame Street, Montreal, Canada, wrote in 1903 re his uncle David STRAIN, last heard of in Ballarat owning a gold mine. Not found. 5 pages, List 46.
McKAYE, Walter, Vancouver, Canada, wrote in 1912 on behalf of Mrs Pauline JOHNSON, who had sent some short stories to FITCHETT BROS., but not been paid for them; she is dying in hospital there and short of money. 6 pages, List 72.
McKENNAN, Mrs L., San Francisco USA, wrote in 1910 seeking relatives Kate KEESHAN, who wen to Australia in 1865, followed by her siblings Julia, Fannie and Bill; a cousin is James HERNON. The writer’s mother was Margaret Keeshan; she is 65 years and left Ireland for USA in 1863. Not found. 7 pages, List 65.
MacKENZIE, Charles, Edinburgh, Scotland, sought his uncle Alexander ROSS in 1907. He and his brother Charles left there c30 years ago; there father was Donald, a crofter, of Edderton, Rossshire. His mother Margaret was their sister. Alexander traced to his first arrival; interview with Alexander DINGWALL at Dunkeld, who went to school with him. A number of Alexander Ross men traced. 21 pages, List 56.
McKENZIE, Paul, 58 years, sought by daughter Addie, Auckland New Zealand in 1912. He deserted his wife and 6 children some years ago; 2 have died and she is looking after invalid sister Milly and needs some help. Not found. 5 pages, List 72.
MacKENZIE, Roderick, sought by sister Mrs COLMAN, West Glasgow Scotland in 1913. He left for Brisbane c19 years ago, believed in Melbourne. He was a ntive of Dunvegan, Skye aged c58 yeasr. Not found. 11 pages, List 72.
McKILLOP, Samuel, of Chicago, USA, wrote in 1901 re John SHERIDAN, his mother Maria’s brother. He left Glasgow c40 yrs ago. Not found. 8 pages, List 18.
McKILLOP, Sarah, New Jersey USA, wrote in 1911 re her brother John McKillop, believed working on ships. Was in Cushendall Co Antrim Ireland in 1879. Not found. 5 pages, List 68.
McKINNELL, William or KENNY, deserted from H.M.S. Powerful c1910. In 1911 wife Ellen, Landport, Portsmouth England, wrote regarding him; they had a daughter Nellie Lidiard McKinnell. She advertised in newspapers and Mrs L.M. MORRISBY of Moree NSW offered help. He was a native of Macclesfield Cheshire, believed in Port Melbourne. Believed to have been found in NSW under an assumed name, but a different person. 18 pages, List 67.
McKIRDY, Daniel, wrote from Otakeho, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1895, enquiring about a Home for Inebriates for his wife, current in gaol because of her drunkenness. She is 27 years, educated and well connected. 3 pages, List 28.
McKNIGHT, M.A., Sutton Coldfield, England, wrote in 1905 re Joseph Patrick, who left England 24 years ago and was last heard of in Melbourne, would now be c48 years old. Police track his movements. 8 pages, List 47.
McKNIGHT, Miss Mary of New York City USA, wrote in 1906 re her uncle George McKnight, who was a native of Dumfries (?not clear) Scotland, and arrived in Australia over 40 years ago. He had kept a hotel in Melbourne. Police interview people who knew him years ago, but fail to locate him. 18 Pages, List 9.
McLAREN, Archibald, tailor, Scotch, sought by wife C. of Toronto Canada, in 1915. He left for Melbourne nine months ago, supposed to have gone to friend David FRASER, another tailor, in Melbourne. She hasn’t received any money from him in over two years. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.
McLAUGHLIN, James, Royal Irish Constabulary, Milltown Malbay, Co Clare, Ireland, wrote in 1902, seeking a position in the police force. He was 29 years old. 2 pages, List 43.
MacLEAN, Charles, sought by Miss Ann Aspinall RATCLIFFE, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire England in 1913. He left England c1855, aged 17 years, was in Brisbane, now believed to be in Melbourne. His sister Martha is the writer’s mother. Not found. List 75.
McLEOD, Alexander. Attempted suicide while boarding with Mrs. Ellen VANCE and her family at Richmond in 1914; a shearer, from New Zealand, 31 years. No charge laid. 8 pages, List 32.
McLEOD, Donald. Chicago Police write requesting he be located in 1899. He kept a hotel in Melbourne. Found; had a brother John in Chicago. 7 pages, List 24.
McLEOD, J., Crotty, West Coast, Tasmania, returned soldier, left his uniform with his sister Mrs. HAMMOND in South Melbourne in 1918; despite letters she has not sent it to him, so he asks police to investigate. 6 pages, List 50.
McLEOD, Mrs. John S., of South London, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1894 re William PARK, who left there some years ago and was now believed to be in Melbourne. Not found. 5 pages, List 17.
MacLEOD, Roderick of Learfskerry [?] Thurso, Scotland wrote in 1892 regarding his son Edward, aged about 30 years. He had been in Drouin Victoria, but left. 4 pages, List 2.
McMAHON, Mary, now Mrs John HUNT of New York City USA, wrote in 1896 re Thomas McMAHON who left Ireland c.1865. He had two brothers, Hugh and Michael, she is Michael’s daughter. 2 pages, incomplete file.
McMAHON, Michael of Caher Co. Clare Ireland wrote in 1892 re his eldest son Michael, known as Michael RUSSELL, who was killed in Victoria in 1890. 3 pages.
McMAHON, Patrick, born Queens Co., Ireland, sought by sister Margaret, Chicago, USA, in 1913. He went to live with uncle Patrick BURNS a hotel keeper in Australia. Various people of that name contacted but no connection. 18 pages, List 64.
McMASTER, Mrs., Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1918 looking for daughter Mrs J.W. BROOKS, whose husband was a baker; last heard of in Footscray. Found. 6 pages, List 81.
McMEIKAN, Joseph, sought by Mrs J. McMeikan of Grenock, Scotland in 1905; he was a carpenter. Not found. 5 pages, List 18.
McMENEMY, Mrs Maude of Portsmouth England, wrote in 1918 re her husband Henry James. She left Melbourne in 1914 and asks if their divorce is finalised yet. 3 pages, List 6.
MacMILLAN, Andrew Warden, died in Ballarat hospital in 1909. Brother Malcolm, Edinburgh Scotland asked details which are supplied. He had been in Singapore before coming to Australia. 6 pages, List 61.
McMILLAN, William B., of Oakland, California USA wrote in 1915 re his brother Matthew, who left Scotland in 1862, married Martha ROBERTS in Melbourne and had 6 children. He was writing on behalf of father William, who was 82 years old. 8 pages, List 8.
McMULLAN, Robert. Public Trustee New Zealand write in 1910; they are handling his estate – he died in 1900.. He has left a legacy to his sister Mrs. E. TAYLOR’s children. 3 pages.
McNALLY, Mrs J.J., Seattle, Washington USA, wrote in 1915 re her sister Mary, Mrs Patrick CASSIDY (nee QUINN) who went from Glasgow to Melbourne c.30 years ago. Patrick was killed on the railway. Their children were James, John, Annie, Mary, Lizzie. Found. 5 pages, List 80.
McNAMARA, Catherine of Albany New York wrote in 1917 re her aunt Miss Mary MADIGAN; has not heard from her in 2 years. Not found. 16 pages, List 6.
McNAMARA, Patrick, sought by Margaret Nash ARMSTRONG of South Wigston near Leicestershire in 1899. He left Tipperary Ireland c45 years ago, and was believed to be publican in Melbourne. McNamaras in Melbourne checked, unsuccessful. 28 pages, List 37.
McNAMARA, Mrs Sarah, Hingham, Mass., USA; Boston police wrote on her behalf in 1909. She had a brother Anthony FINNIGAN who left England for Australia c50 yeas ago. Traced some years ago and sent money to go there, but never did. Found, name is FLANNAGAN. 8 pages, List 61.
McNEILL, P.F. wrote in 1892 re Bridget Davoran, from Moycullen Co Galway Ireland, who left there 30-40 years ago; her father’s name was John. He is the son of her sister Maria. 4 pages.
McNICKEL, Alexander William, South Otago, Waipahi New Zealand, wrote in 1910 re aunt Eliza WILSON, last heard of in North Melbourne, but hasn’t written to relatives for a year. Found. 5 pages, List 63.
McNICOL, Samuel, sought by wife in Kelty, Fife Scotland in 1913. She wrote to John HASSON, Wonthaggi, enclosing an anonymous letter that claimed that Stella ALLEN had become involved with him. Also on file is a letter from Mrs Stella McNicol of Sydney, stating that he has deserted her. Not found. Photo. 11 pages, List 63.
MacPHERSON, A.J. of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1919 re the whereabouts of John MacPHERSON, a farmer, c60 yrs, last heard of at Murrayville; he had a brother at Swan Hill. Found. 5 pages, List 18.
MacPHERSON, Dr James Simpson, C.M.G. of Canada reported his 13 year old daughter Mary Violet Thornley as missing in 1919. She had been raised by her aunt Mrs Edith BOYD of Koroit Victoria, who refused to give the girl to her father until forced by a Court to do so. It was suspected that her uncle, Edmond Ashworth THORNLEY of Hawkesdale Victoria was implicated in Mary’s disappearance from the Albury railway station. Mary’s photograph on file. 4 pages.
MacPHERSON, Thomas, left wife and two children in Scotland and arrived Melbourne c1883. She has heard nothing since. In 1896 Miss C. HENDERSON wrote several letters on her behalf. He was c38 years old then. Not found, but seen recently. 23 pages, List 34.
McQUEEN, Thomas Potter, Driver No. 3312, wrote a number of letters from London in 1918 re his military allotment (pay) not being forwarded to him; had been left with William Hilfey LYONS, who is with him there. 19 pages, List 50.
McQILLAN, Mrs W.J., East Toronto, Canada, wrote in 1919 re brother James BLACKER, seaman, last heard from in 1916 when he was ill. Found. 6 pages, List 77.
McRAE/McCRAE, Norman, deserted wife Alexandrina PAGE/ROSS in Glasgow. James RM MOTION, Inspector, Parish Council, wrote in 1913 seeking him. He was born in Edinburgh, parents Norman, a railway porter, mother dead. He married in Glasgow a widow with 3 children, twins George and Alexander and Johanna and they are destitute. He is a ship’s cook, c30 years. Not found. 13 pages, List 63.
McSWEENEY, Daniel, of Barring and McSweeney, Secret Service Agency, Scranton, PA, USA, wrote in 1896. He enclosed two copies of a circular letter containing two photos, regarding William A. AMBROSE, wanted for embezzlement, an American lawyer, 40 years, who they had heard was in Melbourne. A listing of their references is on the file. Not found. 10 pages, List 33.
McTEER, John, born Dromore, Co Tyrone Ireland, son of Owen and Annie nee DILLON, left Scotland for Melbourne c1850. In 1911 P. O’REILLY, Royal Irish Constabulary Belfast sought details on behalf of only surviving niece. Police identify suicide of John McTee in 1862, real name McATEER, as the only person of that name. Death certificate on file. 11 pages, List 67.
McWHIRTER, George, wrote from Petone, Wellington New Zealand in 1905 re Thomas J. PICKFORD. He is planning to marry a woman who had a child by Pickford, and went by the name of Mrs. Pickford. Asks details of Pickford’s death. 8 pages, List 27.
McWILLIAM, N.J. Lieut., Royal Engineers, Dunstable, Bedfordshire England, wrote in 1916 , applying for entry to Victoria Police. He was related to the late Sir Chas. Cayzer, Bart., was a graduate of Dublin University, had been on the Western Front. 2 pages, List 6.
MADDEN, Mrs., wrote from Chicago USA in 1899 re her brother William DOVE, supposed to be in police force in Melbourne c35 years ago. Letter only, no file. 2 pages, List 34.
MADELEY, Henry, a Constable of Birmingham England wrote in 1896 re his aunts Priscilla and Eliza Madeley, who left there 38 years ago, c.1858. 11 pages.
MAGILL, Robert F., sought by Mrs Sidney EDMAN, San Diego, California USA, in 1911, on behalf of his sick mother. Last heard of in South Africa. Not found. 9 pages, List 66.
MANGAN, Jo, sought by police in Liverpool England in 1915; her mother Marie Teresa Mangan has died recently. Found. 8 pages, List 80.
MAGUIRE, James Thomas, c/- Edwin G. BAKER & Son, Providence, Rhode Island, wrote in 1916 seeking his family. He left North Melbourne in 1882 when 20 years old; parents were James and Agnes, younger siblings were William, Edward John, Elizabeth Jane, Mary Helena, Annie, Agnes and Frances, SHEEHANs were cousins. Sister Mary MORRIS found, details of others provided. 14 pages, List 52.
MAGUIRE, Jeremiah, Irishtown Police Station Dublin, wrote in 1895, asking to join police force. He is the champion step dancer of Dublin. 2 pages, List 31.
MAHER, Martin, sought by nephew Dan MAHAR, Minnisota, USA in 1911. Maher was born in Parish Temple Derry, Co. Tipperary. Police interview two Maher’s but neither from that parish. Included in file is a magazine clipping of a photograph of the Tipperary First All Ireland Hurling Champions, 1887, which includes several Maher players – two of the initial D, two of the initial M and one T. Maher. List 12.
MAHONEY, Hanora, daughter of John and Mary nee MAHER, born 1837 Galbally, Co Limerick Ireland, arrived Australia 1854, married Hugh COLL. Mrs. John DESMOND wrote two letters from St. Louis, Missouri in 1901, on behalf of her aged mother. Not found. 9 pages, List 40.
MAHONEY, Mrs. Lucy, of Kingsland, Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1913 re her brother John Benjamin WRIGHT, born Kingsland, London England, aged 66 years, who left there c1865. She has recently joined her daughter and husband in New Zealand. John was married to Sarah Matilda EVANS in Sydney and last heard of in Collingwood in 1891. Police find his widow. 7 pages, List 12.
MAILER, James Melrose. Head Constable, Liverpool England, wrote in 1906 re this man who had applied to join the police there. Local police are asked to interview his referees and confirm references, which they do. 3 pages, List 11.
MAILLIN, Dr, in French Navy, arrived Melbourne 1895 and lost some property which he asked police to find and forward to Noumea. 6 pages, List 30.
MAJOR, J.R., Stoke Newington, London England, wrote in 1911 re Edward George THOMSON, formerly employed by Singer Sewing Co., Bendigo. He met him while living in Melbourne, and has a court judgement against him, but it remains unpaid. Thomson claimed to have a cousin in Italy, but letter on file from Lucy TAYLOR there gives his history. Her late mother took him and his sister Alice in as they were orphans, but she refuses to pay their debts. Quite a detailed letter. 13 pages, List 65.
MALIN, James of Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA wrote in 1914 re his relatives. His aunt Catherine MALIN, a native of Kings Co. Ballingar Ireland, left there about sixty years before and settled in Bendigo. She married Mr. SIMPSON and they had four children. 7 pages.
MALLON, Mary Ann, wrote from Whittington near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, in 1895 re her brother Michael DOREN of Eganstown, who has not answered her letters. Found, wants nothing to do with sister. 4 pages, List 30.
MALTON, Hillas, of Bradford Yorkshire England, wrote in 1916 re his sister Blanche, aged 21 years, who was living in Brunswick. His letters have been returned. Police locate her, she is to be married to a Mr. BENSON shortly. 5 pages, List 6.
MANGLES, Arthur, sought by P.A. DE BONO, Misida, Malta, in 1913. He was working for Angelo AZZOPARDI in Melbourne c1887. 6 pages, List 63.
MANN, A.A., deserted from British Steamship ‘Umta’ in 1912; ship’s master Thomas P. BABB issues warrant; c24 years, but is found in hospital. Photo of him in uniform on file. 7 pages, some repetition. List 71.
MANN, William, Vancouver, Washington USA, wrote in 1913 re his son J.S., scenery artist; found. 4 pages, List 74.
MANNING, Catherine, Saint Louis, Mo, USA, wrote in 1906 seeking her uncle Michael and his wife Bridget; they used to write to her late father Martin, who died 14 years ago. She is an orphan, 24 years old. Bridget, now a widow, found, but declines to write. 6 pages, List 56.
MANOLITJAS, Mrs Cali, Pyrgos-Samos, Greece, wrote in 1919 re her son Nicholas, not heard from for over a year. Found. 3 pages, List 80.
MANSFIELD, Edmund James, sought by brother Arthur R., New York USA, in 1908. Their father A.J. of Hartford Connecticut had tried to find him in 1897; c30 years, had a billiard saloon. Found. 12 pages, List 57.
MANSFIELD, Thomas, sought in 1899 by daughter Elizabeth TURNER, Vineland, New Jersey. Hasn’t heard since he left Wednesbury Staffordshire c1865. Not found. 11 pages, List 29.
MAPSON, Hart. Annie Beatrice THOMAS of Fitzroy claims he deserted his illegitimate child to her in 1913. He was English, c25 years, and she believed he was in New Zealand. Police locate him and he agrees to pay maintenance. 9 pages, List 12.
MARCH, Richard Bassett, of Cardiff Wales, wrote in 1910 re his uncle William BASSETT, a native of Plymouth Devon England. Relatives found. 7 pages, List 14.
MARELLI, Filippe, died at Piggoreet in 1863, and buried at Smythesdale under the name of MARINI. In 1900 Swiss Consul in Melbourne asked by authorities in Berne for his death certificate, and discovers the death was never registered. Very detailed report of the circumstances of his death; Pietro or Aquilini PERINONI was present. 16 pages, List 39.
MARIDOS, Arakilian, wrote from Jerusalem in 1899. His wife and two sons emigrated in 1896, and he hasn’t heard for some years. They were last in Rosedale and he writes there. Notified they’re in Melbourne, he asks police help in getting them to send him money for maintenance. 14 pages, List 36.
MARKANTONES, Antony, sought by brother M., Abbeville, Alabama USA in 1910; not heard from for 25 years. He was a native of Patmos, Turkey, but a Greek. Not found. 14 pages, List 64.
MARKS, Joe Leonard. Information sought by Commissioner, Durban Police District, South Africa in 1910. He has been convicted of theft there, believed to be an Australian Hebrew; photo and set of fingerprints supplied. Police confirm father is dead, mother is in Albert Park. 9 pages, List 27.
MARSH, Mary M., wrote from Calgary Alberta Canadia in 1915 re William Marsh. She is the widow of his nephew Thomas B. Marsh. William wrote from Brunswick River in 1888. Not found. 10 pages, List 8.
MARSHALL, Mary, of Crosshill, Glasgow Scotland, wrote in 1906 re her husband John, who left there seventeen years ago for Melbourne, to stay with his uncle James in Melbourne. She hasn’t heard from him in nine years, believes he is in W. Australia. He was 46 years old, formerly a ship’s steward and a freemason. Not found. 9 pages, List 13.
MARSLAND, John George, son of Alfred, Wolverhampton England, wrote in 1911 r his uncle of the same name, last heard of at Rushworth many years ago. 6 pages, List 68.
MARTIN, A.W., of Castlemaine Victoria. Writes to police that he has sent a bank draft to his brother Thomas RESEIGH in New Zealand, and heard nothing back. NZ police find him. 7 pages, 2 very faint – carbon copies. List 17.
MARTIN, A.W., Ilford, Sussex, England, wrote in 1919 re son Oliver Gordon, who sailed to Australia in 1917 and deserted ship. He was working with returned soldier Jack MANSFIELD at Wagga Wagga under an assumed name; several letters from Mansfield on file. 38 pages, List 77.
MARTIN, C., Consul for Switzerland, Melbourne, wrote in 1894 re Henri PERRIN, a Swiss citizen about 35 years, from Payrne in the Canton de Vaud. Has heard he has died and asks death certificate, but found alive. 5 pages, List 4.
MARTIN, C., Swiss Consul Melbourne, wrote in 1895 seeking information of Conrad WINZELER of Scheffhausen, Switzerland; Paul and Albertina SAXER who arrived in 1857 and were recorded as SENAR; Honorins LEPKOWSKY, Polish, known to RAKOWSKY, came after the 1831 revolution; and Andrea JESCIO. None were found. 13 pages, List 30.
MARTIN, E.S., Kenkian Assoc., Yates County New York USA wrote in 1897 re his uncles and aunts: James and Margaret EMMERSON, George and Martha HUNTER, Margaret MARTIN. He is a student, a graduate of Kinda College, father William a farmer. 6 pages, List 4A
MARTIN, John Edward Farrant. William BOYD, Deputy Chief Constable, Isle of Man, wrote in 1902 on behalf of his father Edward of Castletown, who will pay his passage to Australia, but wants Chief Commissioner to handle his allowance. 2 pages, List 43.
MARTIN, Joseph, Carne Hill Gover, near St. Austell Cornwall, wrote in 1911 re his uncle William Martin, who ‘built a large manshion and kept a large boat store’. He has seen a newspaper report that someone of that name died and left a large amount of money. Not found. 3 pages.
MARTYN, Emily, wrote in 1905 from Sidcup Kent England re her husband Charles Edward Martyn, falsely registered at birth as MARTIN, an illegitimate child of an old man. Rambling letter, but seems that Charles had run off with Harriet MILNER; photo of Charles and Harriet on file. 4 pages. File incomplete, no response from police found. Additional file of 1917 has postage stamp size photo of Charles Martyn, gives physical description, states falsely registered at birth as Edward MARTIN at Charing Cross, known from birth to 1893 as Martyn, married her in 1886, has been several times to America etc. etc. Not found. 11 pages, List 6.
MARTYN, Henry. Information sought by Netherlands Consul on behalf of a hotelkeeper at Java to whom he owes money. Police find he was from Newmarket, deserted his wife some years ago, is an assayer, believed to be in Kalgoorlie. His mother and sister Mrs. CURRIE are interviewed. 7 pages, List 68.
MARTYN, James, shoemaker, Trewoon, St Austell Cornwall, wrote in 1913 re uncle William MARTIN, who left there in 1854 for Melbourne. He was a boot and shoemaker. Various Martin families are interviewed, but not found. 19 pages, list 75.
MARZO, Pietro. Italian Consul in Melbourne writes in 1920 re this man, who was naturalised as Peter MARCH. 6 pages, List 9.
MASON, W.S., sought by father William George Mason, builder and undertaker, Cambridge UK in 1913. He left there for Melbourne c1911. Movements traced. 7 pages, List 64.
MATHEWS, James, wrote from Pahiatua, North Island New Zealand in 1898 asking is the man murdered at Eaglehawk is his brother Timothy of Kings Co, 61 years. Police report his brother is still alive at Back Creek. 8 pages, List 27.
MATHIESON, John, seaman, c33 years, native of Skye Scotland, deserted wife and 4 children in Glasgow. Parish Clerk sought information in 1913; not found. 3 pages, List 64.
MATTHEWS, D., Inspector, Alton Division, Hants Constabulary, England, wrote on behalf of friends of Mrs. SPAIN, in 1893. She was living at Bairnsdale and in great distress. 4 pages, List 3.
MATTHEWS, Edward, of Dipton near Invercargill New Zealand, wrote in 1898. He had seen a newspaper report of a murder, and wondered if the victim was his brother William, who was a native of Gloucester England. Police confirm it was not. 6 pages, List 14.
MAUGHAN, Mrs., Rosedale. Superintendent of Police, Gosforth, Northumberland, England, wrote in 1917 on behalf of her father in law. She has written seeking financial support, he asks details. 5 pages, List 51.
MAY, William Cheu/Chen, from Croydon England, painter, sought by daughter Hilda Lillian, Springfield, Mass., USA in 1909. There were four children. Various May men interviewed, but not found. 13 pages, List 60.
MAYERS, Conrad W. Information sought by C. BROWN, Inspector General, Punjab Police in 1901; he was his wife’s brother. Found. 5 pages, List 40.
MAXSEY, F. of Dromyrourke, Muckross, Killarney Ireland, wrote in 1914, asking the Chief Commissioner to place the ‘enclosed bills in the principal police stations’. The handbills are for a ‘Painless Cure for Hard Corns’ and are still on the file. He was formerly in the army, stationed at Gibraltar, Malta. 2 pages, and 5 copies of the bills. List 13.
MAXWELL, Mrs. Jane Hird, wrote from Salt Lake City USA in 1908 re her brother Joseph HIRD, a cabinetmaker, who emigrated to Melbourne in the 1860s; she is his only sister. 5 pages.
MAY, Percy, left wife and 3 children in Walthamstow England c1893, and went to Aust. Her letters to him c/- G.P.O. have been returned. Her brother in Melbourne, Constable Max FELSENTHAL, ask police to find him, believed to be in Sydney. He is c36 years, a tailor’s cutter. Found. 4 pages, List 27.
MAYER, Mrs. Margaret, wrote from Kansas USA in 1895 re her son (unnamed). She is the widow of a Methodist minister, killed in an accident, they were from Scotland. Son J.H. Mayer found. 4 pages, List 28.
MAYHEW, Mrs. Carrie, Enfield, Middlesex, England, wrote in 1916 re uncle John Thomas ROWAN, late of St. John’s Wood, who went to Australia in 1863; she is the daughter of his sister Caroline. 6 pages, List 51.
MAYHEW, W. of Marion Park, East London, England wrote in 1903 re Maria, wife of schoolmaster named HOLMES, who had a sister Matilda at Avoca Victoria. She is entitled to a share in an estate. Relatives traced were Caroline Grace KERNOT and William John HOLME, solicitor. 7 pages.
MAYNE, R.C.G., Long Clendon, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, wrote in 1916 re brother William, was living at Mildura, not heard from. ‘Family troubles suspected’. Found. 5 pages, List 52.
MEADOWS, William Frederick, arrested in Victoria c1868 and gaoled. Son H.N. Meadows, San Francisco, wrote in 1904, seeking his whereabouts. Not found. 8 pages, List 47.
MECKBACH, Barbara, wrote from Wellington New Zealand in 1899 re William KLEIN, a German Jew, who has proposed to her. His real name is Bernard FEINSTEIN. She has heard that he is married and has 3 children, but he says that he only lived with the woman. Barbara’s father was a policeman in Germany, so she asks police to find out the truth. They interview his wife. List 36.
MEEK, Mrs. J., of St. Louis, Mo, USA, wrote in 1905 re Mathew and Dennis HAYES, who formerly ran the Clare Castle Inn, and were her uncles. Police check here and in Sydney, but not found. 7 pages, List 12.
MEINUNG, Ettie, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1918 re her husband Ernest Henry. She left to visit her invalid mother, and he promised to send money but has not. Police locate him, using name Harry MANNING. 4 pages, List 6.
MELLORS, Phillip, sought by sister Harriet, now Mrs BILLSON, Nottingham England, in 1913. Not found. 5 pages, List 74.
MELVILLE, Mamie, Pokeepsie, New York, USA, wrote in 1916 re her husband Henry who left England in 1904 as a ship’s steward for Melbourne to find an uncle George as hasn’t been heard from since. Not found. 9 pages, List 52.
MELVILLE, Thomas. Wrote from Glasgow Scotland in 1898, on behalf of Mrs. McDONALD, sister of Mrs. Catherine HOLDSWORTH of Burnley, Melbourne. Catherine had promised to send money to her sister, but none has arrived. An un-named brother was given a large amount of money; she is worried that her sister has died and the brother claimed her estate. Police find she is still alive. 7 pages, List 26.
MENZEROLE, Willem, sailor, arrived 1895, left wife and two children in Amsterdam. Netherlands Consul in Melbourne enquires, 1898. 7 pages, List 25.
MENZIES, William and Thomas, Irwin and McKeesport Pennsylvania USA, wrote in 1905 re uncle William Menzies, not heard from for some years, would be 70 – 80 years old,a widower, with no family. He left Scotland 50 years ago, was going to live with the TUTTIE family. 7 pages, List 44
MERRIMAN, Michael, L., Chicago, USA, wrote in 1914 re brother P.H., last heard of in 1913 in Melbourne. He was 43 years, possibly working on railways. Found. 5 pages, List 78.
MERZBACH, George Sigismond Charles Stanislaus, sought by acting Belgian Consul in Melbourne, F. VANDERKELEN, in 1896. He was born in Brussels in 1876, left there in 1895 with Miss Lucie ROTTENBURG and now believed to be in Australia. His description given. Consul also sought Thomas Michael YOUENS, but not clear whether this is involved with the above case or not. Neither man found. 10 pages, List 31.
MESSNER, Eugene, of Fechenheim, Offenbacherlandstr, Germany, wrote twice in 1920 re his uncle Fritz, who emigrated c1852. They corresponded until the war. Reports the death of his father and asks details of Fritz. Detailed reply sent. 12 pages, List 18.
MEYER, Franz Heinrich Christian, born Hamburg 1825, son of Franz and Margaret MALLHIESSEN, believed to have died in Melbourne c30 years ago. He married Louise BOHN. Information sought by German Consulate, Melbourne in 1909. 2 pages, List 41.
MEYER, Mrs. G.T. wrote in 1916 from Wellington New Zealand re G.N. (Harry) YOUNG, who fathered an illegitimate child and kept her for 5 years, but has not maintained her for the past 2 years. Believed to be in Melbourne; not found, but police report a Harry Young enlisted in the A.I.F. and give physical description. 8 pages, List 6.
MEYER, P.J., solicitor, Goulburn, wrote in 1910 on behalf of Mrs. Septimus STYLES. She was married to him in 1905, and they have two children. The marriage was kept secret from his father who did not approve, so Septimus would inherit his estate. Father has died, and Septimus has now married Ada May BURGESS and gone to Canada with her. Meyer wants police to pay for his extradition to face bigamy charges. 4 pages, List 13.
MICHELMORES, solicitors, Exeter England, wrote in 1920 re relatives of Mrs. Ann ROWLANDS, sister of Mrs. Elizabeth MERRY. Found. 3 pages, List 13.
MIDDLETON, Alfred/Darcy and brother Gilbert. Information sought by Kansas City (USA) police in 1910, as well as the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who enclosed a photo of Alfred. They were confidence men, associates of the LOVELOCK brothers. Detective report supplied. 13 pages, List 65.
MIDDLETON, John. T. Squires, acting superintendent of Stockport Union, Stockport England, wrote in 1914 re this man, who had left there in January 1913, leaving a wife and three children behind. He had not sent them any money for a year, had been boarding with a Mrs. Archer in Richmond. He was 32 years old, a chocolate moulder. Police interview Mrs. Archer who states he borrowed money from her and has not been seen since. Not found. 13 pages, List 11.
MIEHLKE, Richard Henry, deserted wife M., at Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1911; German, born 1874, seaman. Not found. 5 pages, List 70.
MIGINNIS, John, sought by nephew Hugh FEGAN, Rostrevor, Co Down Ireland in 1899. He had been in Melbourne c45 years, born parish of Hilltown, townland of Leitrim, Co Down, labourer. Not found. 8 pages, List 34.
MILES, A., Mrs, Philadelphia, USA, wrote in 1912 re uncle and aunt Dan and Ann McINTYRE. Police establish that Mrs William ELLIS, a daughter of Ann of Harrietville, may be the person sought. Incomplete file. 9 pages, List 72.
MILES, Hugh, Dunedin New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re the Chicago Electrical Appliance Co., who had a branch office in Melbourne, and their ‘Magic Mirrors’. He had bought one on trial, returned it and not got a refund. Other complaints have been received about this company. Police find the manager A. GREENBURGH has gone to London. His former partner Frank GAYLOR denies any connection with the company now. L.L. ROBINSON also denies any connection, even though he occupies the same premises. 11 pages, List 10.
MILL, Mrs Beatrice Jessie nee ATKINSON, sought by solicitors in Welling New Zealand in 1913. Her relatives were Mrs Muriel Ellen BROWN and Mrs MYERS. Found, claims husband William deserted her years ago; he says she left him. 9 pages, List 64.
MILL, Hammer, Blackhill, Durham UK, wrote in 1897 re a position in police force; 25 years a gamekeeper. 2 pages, List 25.
MILLAR, J. McD., Vancouver, Canada, wrote in 1902, enclosing newspaper cutting of accident there to Edgar HULL of Lancashire England, and asking police to locate his brothers; they find Roland. List 42.
MILLAR, James, solicitor, Duns, N.B., wrote in 1900 re William HASTIE who owes maintenance on his illegitimate child there; brother of Adam. 5 pages, List 18.
MILLARD, Mrs. A. of Millard, Taunton, Somerset England, wrote in 1918 re her daughter Ada, whom she had not heard from for a year. Her sister, Mrs. SAMSON lived in Albert Park. Found. Photo and 9 pages, List 16. (See comment in introduction re the cost of photo reproduction.)
MILLER, A., wrote from Dunoon Scotland in 1906 on behalf of the mother of Robert Miller, born Shursco, Caithness, went to Brisbane c1884. Father, a merchant died c1898. Not found. 8 pages, List 31.
MILLER, A.H., Norwich England, wrote in 1910 seeking details of the estate of James DYE who died in 1888. 6 pages, List 65.
MILLER, John T. alias MERTON. Embezzled several thousand dollars from First National Bank of Columbia PA USA and absconded. Reward poster and photograph sent to Victorian police; was seen in New South Wales. Several reports on his movements. 16 pages. List 2.
MILLER, P.G., of Carmichael & Miller, Edinburgh Scotland, wrote in 1900 re George M.S. GRANT, c38 years, a recent arrival in Melbourne. He was from Hamilton, and on a voyage for his health, had been addicted to drink. 5 pages, List 38.
MILLER, P.J., formerly Inspector in Transvaal Police, deserted his wife there. In 1913 Johannesburg Police wrote seeking him, believed to be in Melbourne. He was formerly in the army, c45 years, and came to South Africa ‘during the late war’. 5 pages, List 73.
MILLER/MILLAR, Thomas Robertson. Information sought by DUNCAN & McGREGOR, solicitors, Dunedin New Zealand, in 1909. Not found. 29 pages, List 59.
MILLIGAN, Edward and Mary, sought by Mrs. Elizabeth Milligan of Boston USA in 1904. They left Montreal Canada c1884 with stepfather PROUDFORD. Their brother Patrick stayed behind. Letter also sent from George ROBLEY of Boston. Mother found. 12 pages, List 47.
MILLIGAN, Hugh, sought by Glasgow solicitor Stewart McNICOLL on behalf of his brother Samuel; letter from Samuel, Ontario Canada also on file. 27 pages, List 42.
MILLS, Mrs., Townhend, Glasgow, wrote in 1910 re her husband James, c37 years, a ship’s cook, who left there 5 years ago and is reported drowned; they have 3 children. Report is false, and his movements traced. 7 pages, List 63.
MILLS, Mr. T.A. of Oakamoor, North Staffs, England, wrote in 1905, re his brother Arthur Lees Mills, a chemist, who went to Australia nearly 23 years ago. 3 pages.
MILLWARD, Mrs. Elizabeth of Fall River, Mass., USA wrote in 1901 re her sister Mrs. Mary Ann MOORHOUSE, widow of Thomas. 3 pages. MILNE, Alexander, wrote from Poplar, London England in 1899 re his son James, not heard from since 1889 when he was in Melbourne working for engineering company. Not found. 11 pages, List 37.
MINERS, Stephen, sought by sister in law Lily BROWN, Truro, Cornwall England, in 1912; last heard of in Melbourne c2 years ago; his wife has died. 5 pages, List 72.
MINIKIN, Joseph, South Shields, Durham England, wrote in 1913 re daughter Janet Fletcher Minikin, a trained nurse, 34 years, who emigrated to Melbourne in 1912 and hasn’t been heard from since. Found. 5 pages, List 65.
MINOR, Arthur, Weedon, Northamptonshire England, wrote in 1907 re his grandfather Thomas ASHBY, c90 years, carpenter and wheelwright, last heard from in 1869 and heading for Clunes; copy of that letter on file. Not found. 9 pages, List 57.
MIRVISH, Jacob, Cape Town South Africa, wrote in 1915 re friend Marcus SEGAL, who left there for Melbourne in 1913. Not found. 7 pages, List 80.
MITCHELL, Fred of Bombay India wrote in 1906 re his wife Louisa who has run away with a Mr. PAUL, real name LACHMINOVICE, a hotelkeeper in Karachi who deserted his wife. 4 pages, List 2.
MITCHELL, Harry. Information sought in 1899 by wife who wrote from Mile End, London, England. They were married in England in 1883; he left after 6-7 years and went to Australia. He subsequently returned to her, but then left again for Melbourne, and promised to send for her, but has never done so, and it is now over a year. He is c40 years old. Not found. 3 pages, List 36.
MITCHELL, Michael, Brooklyn, New York, wrote in 1898 re his brothers John and Edward, not heard of for 35 years, believed at Ballarat; from Ballinasloe Co Roscommon Ireland. 9 pages, List 25.
MITCHELL, Simon. Sought by sister Emma TRUSCOTT of Truro Cornwall in 1900; he left for Australia 35 years ago. 7 pages, List 16.
MOGGACH, Bert, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1911 re his brother John. Found. 10 pages, List 67.
MOGRIDGE, C.H. Wrote from Kent England in 1907 re his cousin Ruth HURLEY. Someone has told a relative they are entitled to money left by her. Claims that c1850 a Nathan GREEN was transported to Botany Bay and she followed him and became wealthy; no trace found but he intends to pursue. 9 pages, List 23.
MOHR, Claus. German Consul in Melbourne writes in 1911 seeking descendants of this man, who died in Melbourne in 1895. 6 pages, List 15.
MOHRLE, W., wrote from Suva Fiji in 1893, re his children. One, Matilda, is in Melbourne in care, 3 in care in Sydney. His wife is a drunkard and he has not been able to pay maintenance until now. 6 pages, List 3.
MOMBERG, Louis, of Apolda, Germany, wrote in 1901 re Emil PITSCHEL, a baker, 34yrs. Found. 2 pages, List 18.
MONAGHAN, Thomas, sought by brother John, Roxbury, Boston USA in 1895; arrived c1892, formerly in R.I.C., from Co. Galway, 27 years, joined police force. 2 pages, List 29.
MONAHAN, Joseph, sought by Mrs H. PETERS, New York USA, his niece, in 1914. Last heard of in 1907, he was formerly in the police force and had a brother Patrick. Found with nephew John. 4 pages, List 78.
MONIGATTI, Antonio. Swiss Consul Melbourne wrote in 1919 re him; he had emigrated in 1883, but no news had been heard from him since 1900. Found by police. 6 pages, List 10.
MOONEY, Archie. Transvaal Town Police South Africa wrote in 1905 asking if Mooney, presently in prison there, had a record in Australia; was an Australian, aged 35 years. 7 pages.
MOONEY, Bridget, sought by Captain of Detectives, Dallas USA, in 1918, on behalf of ‘old Lady in this City that is a relative to the party in question…’ Bridget was born at Cloughan, King’s County Ireland c1841, and arrived in Australia c1861, married a Frenchman. Police find she married Philip LE LIEVRE and trace family. 9 pages, List 6.
MOONEY, Charles, Kooweerup, formerly of Easton, Somerset. In 1917 William YORK, Duchy of Cornwall, wrote on behalf of the Prince of Wales to ask if he was still alive. 3 pages, List 51.
MOORE, Annie “Pony”, c/- Variety Office New York USA, wrote in 1908 seeking addresses for her mother Elizabeth and siblings Ruby and George; found. 6 pages, List 58.
MOORE, Mrs Eleanor, Pewley Hill, Surrey England, wrote initially in 1914 re her husand Frank Arnold Moore, who left her ‘homeless and penniless in 1909’. Further letter in 1919; he joined the AIF and has recently died, she wants to dispute his will as he left her nothing. 16 pages, List 82.
MOORE, Frederick T. Wanted for embezzlement in Boston USA in 1906; reward notice poster on file. William Gibson Moore, born London Canada, and c40 years of age, is suspected of being the same person, but is subsequently proved not to be. He is a mason and was managing Scottish Entertainers Donaldson & Spence, but now selling photographs. Flyer from Donaldson & Spence also on file. 24 pages, List 11.
MOORE, John Grant. New Scotland Yard wrote in 1906, enclosing two photos, one full face and one profile, of this man, and asking if he was known to police in Australia. Responses from N.S.W. and Tasmania police on file; he is a convicted confidence man, nickname ‘Sparrow Jack’ and known also as John McDONALD or GILBERT, also as Arthur MOORE. 8 pages, List 11.
MOORE, William, sought by sister Agnes McEwan, Canterbury New Zealand, in 1913. He was c90 years old and had been living with his daughter Mrs HENDERSON in Ballarat. Found. 6 pages, List 73.
MOORHOUSE, Thomas, of Providence, Rhode Island USA, wrote in 1914 re his widowed aunt Mrs. Mary Ann Moorhouse, who died in September 1913. Her husband was his uncle and namesake, and he believes he was entitled to a share of her estate. 7 pages, List 7.
MORAN, Annie. Her niece Bridget HUGHES, Low Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Ireland, wrote several letters in 1902 asking police to trace her; she had a brother in Richmond. Brother found, Annie declines to have anything to do with Bridget or her husband, formerly in the Royal Irish Constabulary. 11 pages, List 43.
MORFEE, William George, sought by mother, Hastings, England, in 1915. His sister Mrs B. OVERINGTON is in W.A. Found. 14 pages, List 79.
MORGAN, Charles, sought by sister Anna LAVIS, Balham Hill London England in 1915; hasn’t head for nearly 30 years, was a confectioner, had a son William Henry. Son located at Coburg. 16 pages, List 80.
MORGAN, Ernest P. of Portland Oregon USA wrote in 1907 re ‘old chum’ George SWAFFIELD who migrated from London England to Australia recently. 4 pages.
MORGAN, Frederick, sought by sister in law Mrs Jane WADSWORTH, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand in 1915. He was a ship’s steward, wife died 1909. Found. 5 pages, List 80.
MORGAN, Mary Ann Phillips, sought by solicitors in Plymouth England in 1909; she was living in Richmond in 1904, husband William a boot and shoe maker. Not found. 9 pages, List 61.
MORGAN, Philip R., Crown Reserve Mine, Giroux Lake, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, wrote in 1910, seeking the sister of Frank CRANE in Victoria; he was accidentally killed there. Sister Kathleen identified. 6 pages, List 66.
MORGAN, Stephen V., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA wrote in 1902 re his sister Mary MORGAN who left Ireland in 1884, aged about 50 years now, a dressmaker. 7 pages.
MORGAN, T.W., San Francisco USA, wrote in 1915 re his uncle William COWLEY, grocer, Melbourne, hadn’t heard from him for some months. Found. 6 pages, List 54.
MORIN, Frank, wrote from Kingston Jamaica in 1914 re George Willis GAYLARD, who left there 32 years ago, aged 17 years. He is writing on behalf of the family. Police locate Gaylard. 4 pages, List 7.
MORLEY, Bartel, of Helena, Montana, USA, wrote in 1894 re his brother Fred. Not found. 2 pages, List 17. MORRIS, Mrs., Cog Lane, Burnley, U.K. wrote in 1895 re newspaper report of murder of Edward ELLIS of Wales, his wife and four children at Sharks Bay. No truth in story. 5 pages, List 29.
MORONEY, William, 306E 136 Street New York, wrote in 1915 asking police to find John and Ann DOOLAN, both from Dublin Ireland, who went to New York in 1868, then to Mount Vernon and finally to Melbourne. They had 5 children. Also his wife’ sister Mrs. KINSELLA. He enclosed 2 photos, one of 3 children at Mount Vernon, and another of a woman and children in front of a shop in Melbourne. Not found. 4 pages, List 54.
MORRELL, Herbert Hugh, c38 years, graduate of Oxford Uni. Charles J. MORRISON, law offices, Chicago Tribune, asks confirmation of Morrell’s criminal record in Victoria; is being sued by him. 19 pages, some repetition. List 44.
MORRIS, Mrs. F. of Temuka [?] New Zealand, wrote in 1905 re her brother George SWEET. She had read in a newspaper that someone of that name had been killed. He was 41 years old and her only brother. Police report it was not him. 6 pages, List 15.
MORRIS, J. Jones, solicitor, Blaenau Festiniog Wales, wrote in 1894 re Sir Edward POORE who died recently in Australia. He owned a slate quarry in Portmadoc North Wales, and left his wife and family there, and ran off with a servant, Elizabeth DAVIES to Australia some years ago. Her sister Mrs. Ann JONES seeks to make contact with her. 5 pages, List 4A.
MORRIS, Leslie C.C., died Sibley Hospital, Washington, USA in 1909. He was newly arrived, c52 years, born Kingston Jamaica, brother an Episcopal Minister. Friends in the US try to contact relatives via Richard SYLVESTER, Detective Bureau, Washington, and an A5 pamphlet includes a photo of him. William Edward Morris of South Yarra contacted, but no relation. 9 pages, List 62.
MORRIS, William, left England c1854, native of Mountsorrel near Loughbrough, Leicestershire. He was a brother in law of John DIXON, ‘the great fisherman’. Information sought by sister Maria WESSON of Leicestershire in 1899. Found in country Victoria. 5 pages, List 37.
MORRISON, F.W. of Belfast Ireland, wrote in 1900 re his brother James MORRISON, a native of Belfast, who died in Melbourne. 3 pages.
MORRISON, James, Perth, Scotland, wrote in 1919 re the accidental death of his brother William in 1918; sought details, which were provided. 5 pages, List 76.
MORRISSEY, Edward, Buffalo USA, wrote in 1911 re the estate of his late uncle Gerald FITZGERALD of Ballarat. 8 pages, List 68.
MORRISSY, Daniel, baker, left Newcastle West Limerick for Australia in 1888. Solicitor for his brother Dennis wrote in 1900 advising that sister Mary CAREY has left him a legacy. 8 pages, List 38.
MORROW, Mrs Lucia Mary, Auckland, New Zealand, wrote in 1914 re husband Alfred John; there was a warrant out for his failure to pay maintenance, she intends to divorce him. 5 pages, List 77.
MORTON, Mrs. Regina of Coronado S.D. Co., California USA, wrote in 1915 re finding relatives of Jane BAILEY (married name not known) and George JAMES her cousin, who went to Australia c70 years ago. She is looking for descendants of her grandparents Baileys; were from Cambridge, her uncle was the great surgeon-artist-linguist of Cambridge and St. Bartholomew’s hospital, there were 18 children in his family. Police reply too many of that name to research. 3 pages, List 8.
MOSHER, Mrs. E. of Lawrence, Mass., USA, wrote in 1914 re her father Jeremiah WILSON, whom she has heard has died. Her mother, who is 75 years old, is living with her. Asks if he had any property. Police report he was an old age pensioner, living in Williamstown, and his wife is still living there. He left no property. 5 pages, List 11.
MOSLEY, C., of Auckland New Zealand, wrote in 1901 re a Mosley who left there c1888 for Melbourne, had six children and lived in St. Kilda. Not found. 8 pages, List 18.
MOSS, David. Police in Glastonbury, Somerset UK enquire about his Victorian background in 1894, 45 years, Jewish. 5 pages, List 22.
MOSS, Frederick. A banker, he embezzled funds in India. Police file reports his arrival in Melbourne, and apprehension in Adelaide in 1893. 11 pages, List 3.
MOSS, Timothy, sought by brother George of Valdey Alaska USA. Found, had last heard of his brother in Klondyke. 5 pages, List 8.
MOTORCYCLE RELIABILITY TESTS. File covering the Adelaide to Melbourne and Sydney to Melbourne competition between December 1913 and January 1914. Official programme, lists of riders and bikes, discussion of arrangements etc. 33 pages, List 32.
MOULTON, Alfred R., formerly conductor for Williamson and Musgrove in Melbourne, persuaded his wife Mary to take their two children Dorothy and Winifred to England, stating he would join them there, but did not. She has had to put one in a convent and the other in a Home, and has to go to hospital for her health in 1901. Asks police help to find him. Detailed report on his movements, but not found. 8 pages, List 40.
MOUNTAIN, Michael, Oxford Warren County, New Jersey USA wrote in 1892 re his uncle James Mountain, a carpenter from Ardmore Co. Waterford Ireland, with a wife and two children; he will hear something to his advantage. Police find he committed suicide. 8 pages, List 2.
MOUNTAIN, William, sought by nephew G. MEGSON, Beverley, Yorkshire, England, in 1902. He came to Melbourne many years ago, was a carrier on the goldfields, would now be c80 years old. Born near Harrogate Yorkshire. Not found. 9 pages, List 45.
MOWAT, James, Gourdon, Montrose, Kincardineshire, wrote in 1918 re Mr. & Mrs. James Mackay SMITH, his daughter and son in law, last heard of in Melbourne. His son Charles wrote a similar letter. Found. 8 pages, List 50.
MUDGE, G., Colliton, Whitechurch, Devon England, wrote in 1908 re his late brother Charles, who died at Dunolly. Claims that there was gold and money hidden in his house. 7 pages, List 55.
MUGGRIDGE, N., London England, advised in 1911 that his brother in law H. AMBROSE has deserted his wife and 2 children and sailed for Melbourne with Miss TURNER, who has a brother George in Port Melbourne. Found. 5 pages, List 66.
MUHREN, Adolph Frederick, c30 years, sought by brother Johan, Smithville P.O. St. Louis Minnesota USA in 1903. He is in hospital there and wrote the letter in German, mentioning that Adolph had stayed with the family of Peter and Charlotte JOHNSON of North Melbourne. Translation on file and Johnsons found. 16 pages, List 45.
MUIR, David. Sought by wife in Christchurch New Zealand in 1895. List 79.
MUIR, Hugh, left London England in 1910 for Melbourne, not heard from since. He was a compositor, a native of Wigtownshire Scotland, 41 years; not found. 11 pages, List 69.
MULCAHY, Barbara Moore, Berkeley, California USA, wrote in 1915, has been told by Irish priest that she has been left a fortune as the ‘lost heir’ from a Mr Mulcahy, seeks details. 6 pages, List 79.
MULCAIR, T.J., of Mungret College, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1914 re John HAYES, who left Ireland c20 years ago for Sydney or Melbourne. Father was a doctor, mother alive in Dublin and anxious to hear from him. He was formerly employed in a bank there. Police check every John Hayes in Melbourne, but he is not found. 11 pages, List 8.
MULHOLLAND, Thomas, sought by nephew Thomas, Chicago USA in 1912. He was formerly in the Edinburgh police force, then joined the Victorian force in the 1850s. His brother and nephew named Robert joined him in the 1860s; not heard from since. Police find that Thomas left the force in 1858; various Mulholland people are interviewed, but not found. 9 pages, List 70.
MULLALLY, John, of Milltown, Ballrnecargy, Westmeath Ireland, wrote in 1910 re his brother Patrick who left for Melbourne 25 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 14.
MULLANE, Patrick, sought by sister Mrs. Mary COSTELLO of Moorhead, Minnesota USA in 1897; is in police force. Found at Mansfield. 3 pages, List 35.
MULLANE, Patrick, left Ireland c30 years ago and joined Victoria police. Nephew John Mullane wrote from Lisready, Loughill, Co Limerick Ireland in 1899. Found at Mansfield. List 36.
MULLANEY, James, wrote from the State Prison, Charlestown, Mass., USA in 1912, asking police to find his parents, father J.C. located at Collingwood. He is serving a gaol sentence there, is 23 years. 7 pages, List 71.
MULLANEY, James J., Philadelphia, USA, wrote in 1917 re his mother Mrs. John Mullaney, last heard of in Collingwood. Found. 8 pages, List 51.
MULLINS, W.H., wrote from Troy, New York USA in 1906, re Bartholomew and William FITZPATRICK, brothers of Maria, who wishes to hear of them, she is the only one left there, Anthony, Michael and John having died. Descendants found. 7 pages, List 29.
MULRENNAN, Michael M., Boston, Mass, USA, wrote in 1908 seeking Patrick DOYLE who left the US for Australia in 1860 and worked in a wool business for HOOPER. Not found. 5 pages, List 58.
MUMFORD, Sydney H., Peckham, London England, wrote in 1916 re his eldest daughter – LITTLECHILD; had not heard from her for 6 months, husband is a traveller. Found. 4 pages, List 52.
MUNDY, Jasper William, master mariner, born Salisbury England 1834, last heard of in Melbourne in 1875. Rev James A. Mundy, North Shields, Northumberland wrote in 1908 asking if Jasper was the person murdered in Victoria. Police find only death was Alfred Edward who suicided. 6 pages, List 58.
MUNRO, D. of Exmouth Devonshire wrote in 1901 from S.S. ‘Lynton’ at Newport. He is a master mariner whose wife has run off with – COOMBS, taking their four year old child with her. Coombs has left his wife and two children destitute. They arrived in Melbourne in September 1901, and will probably use his wife’s maiden name of JOHNSON. Coombs was a grocer and is working at his trade. 2 pages. List 5.
MUNSLOW, Alfred, of Wellington New Zealand, wrote in 1917 re his brother Arthur David Munslow, who was last heard of in Melbourne three years ago; people in England are anxious about him. 6 pages, List 6.
MURDOCH, Alexander, sought by wife Pearl, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland in 1913; stevedore, he had been boarding at the Globe Hotel with the WARD family, but has left there. Not found. 12 pages, List 74.
MURDOCH, George Smith, sought by brother James, Newtown Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA, in 1908. Had not written to his two sisters for some time. Not found. 15 pages, List 58.
MURPHY, James, Quigney, East London, South Africa, wrote in 1909 asking police to trace his relatives, George BREW, railway ganger, Lorrie LINDREA, Daniel MURPHY. Found. 6 pages, List 53.
MURPHY, Miss Kathleen of Worthing, Sussex England, wrote in 1920 re James, Joe and Daniel MURPHY, her uncles, who came from ‘Green Lane Co Waterford Clonmel Co Tipperary Ireland’. She was the eldest daughter of their brother William. 5 pages.
MURPHY, Mary, Upper Ferrybank, Waterford, Ireland, wrote in 1911 re her cousin Charles DELANEY and her brother David MURPHY, both in police force c30 years ago. Brother found, was formerly in NSW force. 9 pages, List 65.
MURPHY, Mrs. Mary of St. Kilda in Melbourne wrote in 1915 re her son Joseph MURPHY, who left for the USA nine years previously. She believes he is the person who was known in California as John Howard WILSON, and who died there in 1911, and asks police to check. File contains Californian death certificate, small photo of Joseph and details of his life there. His identity is confirmed. 16 pages, List 7.
MURPHY, Thomas, Malden, Mass., USA, wrote in 1908 r his brother Walter, last heard of in Melbourne in 1892; found at Madalya near Yarram. 5 pages, List 58.
MURRAY, Joseph Richard, of Calcutta Police, wrote in 1907 re joining Victoria police. He was 29 years, had been in the army. 3 pages, List 14.
MURRAY, Peter, wrote from Waipati, Otago New Zealand in 1910 re Thomas Charles FISHER, who used to live near Great Western, Victoria. Fisher was engaged to a local girl, but rumour said he was already married in Victoria. 3 pages, List 5.
MURTAUGH, Christopher. Emigrated from Co Longford Ireland c1849 to Australia. Information sought in 1899 by James MULLOOLY, JP, East Pittsburg, PA, on behalf of unnamed friends who had heard he had died 3 years ago. Insufficient information provided. 7 pages, List 36.
MUSSON, Mrs. Caroline, Peterborough, England, wrote in 1912 re John RANDS, who left Polebrook Northamptonshire 50 years ago, last heard from in 1863. She is a daughter of his brother David. Has heard he has died. 7 pages, List 32.
MUSTARD, Alexander, sought by Miss Margaret Mustard of Unthank, Urquhart, Elgin, Scotland in 1914. He was a ship’s carpenter, last heard from seven months ago. 4 pages, List 13.
MYERS, Carlton Kenneth, Christchurch New Zealand, wrote in 1915 re his father Jack who served a prison term. Details provided. 4 pages, List 54.
MYERS, Ernest, 33 years, sought by mother Mrs. H. Myers, Palmerston New Zealand in 1902. His last letter to her, describing his escape from a bush fire is on file. Not found. 6 pages, List 42.
MYERS, George, sought by wife Annie, Scarborough England in 1907. He left Manchester in 1905, a steel moulder. Their children are Ethel and Sydney. His sister Emma WATTS is in Sydney. 7 pages, List 57.
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NAIRIERE, E., Telegraph Commissioner, Angiers, France, wrote in 1893. He is the son of a police commissioner, and is compiling ‘descriptive summaries of police systems of different countries’. Letter written in French. 2 pages, List 3.
NASH, John, of Bishops Waltham, Hants, England, wrote in 1899 re William Edward WYATT, his wife’s brother. Wyatt (born in Portsmouth) left London in 1874 and was last heard of in Brisbane Queensland in 1885, but now believed to be in Melbourne. Found after extensive search. 20 pages, List 3.
NASH, William, U.S. Ship Culgoa New York, USA, wrote in 1911 re his sister Mrs B. GUNN, last heard of at Kyneton, a herbalist. Found. 3 pages, List 66.
NASON, John, sought by Mrs Myra Nason, Worthing England, in 1908. Edward Nason of Launceston Tasmania writes several times that she is his wife and has never met John Nason. 23 pages, List 59.
NATIONAL REFUGE FOR HOMELESS & DESTITUTE CHILDREN, London, appeals for funds in 1912; they have Training Ships Arethusa and Chichester. Brochure on their work in file. 4 pages, List 78.
NEALE, Mildred, wrote from Toronto Canada in 1912 re Mrs. Walter C. KILDAHL, nee Anastasia BREEN; her brother Jack Breen has died. Asks police to find her. They establish that the couple are at Cape Leuwin in Western Australia, under the name of LONG. 8 pages, List 34.
NECHAMIN, Isaac. Information sought by Russian Consul N. De PASEK in 1901; found. 5 pages, List 40.
NEEDHAM, Frank Henry wrote from the Observatory, Cape Town South Africa re his cousin W.H. BREDIN, son of Catherine. 3 pages, List 1.
NEEDHAM, Gilbert, sought by mother L.R., Woolston, Southampton England in 1915; 25 years, last heard of in Melbourne. Found. 8 pages, List 79.
NEIL, Richard Joseph, sought by father Charles J., Liverpool England in 1908. A fireman on board ship, he has left a wife and two children there. 6 pages, List 59.
NEILSEN, Ignatius Joseph, sought by 70 year old mother Mary, Manchester, England, in 1919. He was born in Liverpool, sailed for Melbourne in 1910; has a sister Josephine. Not found. 5 pages, List 80.
NELIGAN, Francis, Ryle, Co Wexford Ireland, wrote in 1916 seeking a confidential report on Percy L. HARVEY and his circumstances. 6 pages, List 52.
NELSON, John Ralph Hammill, painter and glazier, c38 years, Irish. Information sought by wife E., Paisley England, in 1919. He deserted years ago and went to Melbourne; believed married to Martha WEDLOCK. Not found. List 76.
NELSON, Mrs Mary nee HEALY, Renfrew, Scotland, wrote in 1910 re aunt Bedelia BREE, who arrived c1885 and married – JOHNSTON. Not found. 6 pages, List 66.
NELSON, Stephen, jockey, from New Zealand, taken to hospital in Melbourne in 1912 after attempting suicide. 6 pages, List 72.
NETHERSOLE, George Bradfield. Sought by solicitor Monsieur Napoleon ARGLES of Paris France, in 1916. Was entitled to some property. Police find that he had died, but son was still alive. 5 pages. List 6.
NEW, Frederick Acworth, last heard of in Melbourne in 1899, c50 years. Information sought by wife in Falmouth Cornwall in 1900. 14 pages, List 39.
NEWBERT, Thomas, formerly of Fenton in Lincolnshire England, last heard of in 1861 at Ballarat, sought by A.M. Newbert of Hull, England, in 1901. Thomas would be 80 years old. Not found. 3 pages, List 17.
NEWBOLD, Ellen wrote from South Africa in 1903. A former army nursing sister, she had met Sidney Ewan HALL of 5th Vic. Mounted Rifles in Pretoria 1901 and married him in 1902. Now believes he was already married and he and his first wife were formerly of WILLIAMSON MUSGROVE OPERATIC CO. He had brothers George and Marshall. 7 pages.
NEWMAN, E. Whitechapel, London UK, shipping agent, wrote in 1895 re his sister Elizabeth JONES of Yarraville, who was being ill-treated by her husband. Detailed report of interviews with her shows she is delusional and has been in an Asylum. 13 pages, List 30.
NEW SCOTLAND YARD wrote in 1898 re 3 criminals convicted there ‘confidence tricksters’, asking for their Australian identities, and enclosing photographs of them side and full face. Charles McMay LAWRENCE was Frederick SUMMERS alias William/Charles McANALLY/McNALLY alias O’CONNELL. George PEARCE believed to be George STEVENS, James OSBORNE was South Australian criminal John OSBORNE alias O’CONNOR. 25 pages, List 26.
NIAS, Arthur E., Camperdown. Birmingham police write on behalf of his brother in 1896. He inherited money from an aunt, and there is concern he is being fleeced by a woman. He married Elizabeth LILLAS and she is controlling the money; he is found and is drinking heavily. 4 pages, List 33.
NICHOLLS, Gladys, Windsor Ontario Canada, wrote in 1917 re William NICHOLLS. Police reply that details are too meagre to trace – she only gave his name. 3 pages, List 6.
NICHOLLS, William, bootmaker, c65 years, left Christchurch New Zealand c1883, had a shop in Melbourne, then Ballarat. In 1896 solicitors Caygiel & Widdowson wrote stating that while he and his wife had a legal separation, contact was needed for legal reasons. Not found. 8 pages, List 34.
NICOLSON, A.W., Struan House, Bracedale, Isle of Skye, wrote in 1919 re relative Malcolm MacLEOD, who left there c1852 for Australia and had 3 children, Bella, Ewen and Malcolm Bruce. Not found. 7 pages, List 48.
NICOLSON, Mrs Catherine, Mortimer, Cardiff, Wales, wrote in 1908 re her uncle Peter McADAM, who left Edinburgh for Australia c50 years ago. He was one of 3 brothers, the others being James and Thomas. Not found. 8 pages, List 58.
NICOLSON, William Isaac. Left Melrose Scotland many years ago, now aged about 60 years, was in Adelaide South Australia for some time. Solicitor writes on behalf of his un-named brother; has heard he has drowned. 5 pages, List 2.
NICOURT, Benjamin Victor. Letter written in French, sought by someone. 1862. 2 pages, List 5.
NIELSEN, Ellen Matilda, wrote in 1914 from Devonport New Zealand, asking police to find her late husband Peter’s naturalisation papers so she had claim a pension. He died 6 months previously. Police forward file to New Zealand police, asking for more details, and the file is returned with the comment that Ellen has learnt from the Public Trustee in Auckland that he was a married man, with a wife and 4 children in Chilwell near Geelong. As her children are now illegitimate, she is not entitled to a widow’s pension, and wishes the investigation dropped. 5 pages, List 8.
NIMMO, George Alderson. Police receive a request to find him in 1904; a cabman, has been left a fortune in England. Found in Callan Asylum Sydney, but information appears to be incorrect, he is a brewer, was born in Castle Eden, Co Durham England.. His son John writes from Sydney, and other relatives write stating that he is receiving funding ‘from home’. 28 pages, List 32.
NIMMO, George Anderson. Information sought by Mrs Alfred D. MILLAR, Berea, Durban South Africa in 1908; thinks he may be a relative. Her father was Robert, of St Kitts, West Indies. Information similar to above is provided, George’s only brother was William John. She subsequently wrote again, asking for details of Charles and William Nimmo. A son of Charles is found in Melbourne. 21 pages, List 58.
NIXON, Joseph, Glendale, Ontario Canada, wrote in 18993 re two Mr. MALCOLMS, bachelors, who had died in Australia; there had been newspaper advertisements for heirs. Reply states details provided too meagre. 5 pages, List 3.
NOBES, Henry, King’s Lynn Norfolk England, sought by nephew W. POLL, Canning Town London England, in 1898. He was last heard of at Jim Crow Diggings in 1855. Incomplete file. 2 pages, List 76.
NOLAN, John. Wrote from Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, Ireland in 1900, seeking entry in the police force. His father was a farmer, and he was just over 21 years. 2 pages, List 38.
NOLAN, Mrs Margaret, St Camillus Hospital, Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1918 seeking a man named GAYNOR, believed in Melbourne. Various men interviewed, none knew her. 13 pages, List 81.
NOLAN, William of Stanford near Hycter/Kycter [?] England wrote in 1892 re William McDONALD who took his discharge from the 64th Regiment in 1853 and sailed from Bombay to Melbourne. He was married, with 1-2 children, born in the North of Ireland, a cabinet maker. His wife was from Kilkenny Ireland. His wife’s family have asked Nolan to try and find them. Police searched unsuccessfully. 6 pages, List 2.
NOONAN, Mrs Mary, Corderry, Galbally, Co Limerick Ireland, wrote in 1914 re her brother Thomas O’DONOHUE; believed to have died around Ballarat a few yeas ago. Not found. 5 pages, List 76.
NOOT, Harriette, wrote from Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1904 re her brother John Francis Noot, who kept a draper’s store in Malvern but has gone. Found. 6 pages, List 34.
NORGATE, Mabel Kate, 22 years, left England in 1911; sought by sister Lily M., Bournemouth England. Found. 9 pages, List 71.
NORMAN, Mrs Charlotte, wife of magistrate Henry, along with her brother Abraham, were sought by brother Henry C. WALL, Miltounmalbey, Co Clare Ireland in 1910. Charlotte was born in Co Wicklow and left for Australia c33 years ago. Found. 5 pages, List 62.
NORMAN, Turner, born Harpley Norfolk 1841, was in Christchurch New Zealand in 1868, then went to Melbourne and hasn’t been head from since. Mrs. H. NORMAN, of Beccles Suffolk UK wrote in 1895; she is executrix of a Will in which he is left a bequest. 10 pages and photo. List 32.
NORMAN, Wilfred, chemist, sought by brother Harry C., Lymington, Hants, England. He left there in 1913, not heard since. Found. 7 pages, List 77.
NORRIS, Albert, sought by his sister Mary Ann, c/- Thomas PRICE, Harewood House, Cardiff, in 1914. He was a native of Embrough, Somerset. Not found. 4 pages, List 8.
NORTHAM, Albert, sought by wife in Longlands Park, Sidcup England in 1895; left 7 years ago, hasn’t heard from him for 5 years. 8 pages, List 29.
NORTHWOOD, H.W.W., London England, wrote in 1915 asking police help. Sgt Major W.J. McDONALD of Canadian Remounts, No. 49047, 38 years, married his 18 year old daughter without his consent, gave her venereal disease and has now deserted her. He has a wife in Quebec. His army record states his next of kin as Harry RITCHIE of Melbourne. 5 pages, List 79.
NORTON, Mrs. Henrietta of Wynburg, Cape Colony, wrote in 1919 re her daughter Sarah, Mrs. WATERFALL, whose husband was an electrical engineer. Not found. 5 pages, List 15. NORTON, Michael, c72 years, wife Ann, son William, c47 years, sought by Mary Ann HAYES nee Norton, of Chicago, in 1897. They were natives of Staley Bridge, Lancashire England; she is their daughter. Not found. 9 pages, List 35.
NORVAL, Archibald, sought by brother in law William Charles RODGERS, Carlisle UK in 1918. He left there c1914 and is living in Richmond and not supporting his wife and 4 children who remain in England. Contacted, he refuses to assist. 7 pages, List 81.
NOWRY, James P. of Victoria B.C. Canada, wrote in 1900 re his uncle Daniel ROBILLIARD of Talbot, who has not answered his letters. James’s grandmother was Mrs. Margaret Robilliard of Jersey Channel Islands. Found. 9 pages, List 18.
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