How and when Henry DAVIS, native of London, came to Australia c. 1840

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Henry DAVIS aka Henry MORGAN came to Portland, Victoria, Australia around 1840.

He married Catherine MONAGHAN on 10 Mar 1842 at Portland.

Seeking help on how and when he came to Australia, where he was born and his parents.

Thank you.

Bob Cutter

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WikiTree profile: Henry Davis
in Genealogy Help by Bob Cutter G2G Rookie (290 points)

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There is a huge amount of information if you follow this link.  Its unclear though if this is your person.  Names match etc.
by David Macphail G2G1 (1.4k points)
selected by Vincent Piazza
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At the website for the Victorian Public Records Office (, one may see ships' passenger lists for early immigrants.  At that site there is an Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871. I did a quick online search and found an entry for Henry DAVIS in 1840, namely, Mr Henry DAVIS, June1840 on the ship 'Andromache' in Book no 2, Page 127.

The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages sells some historical BDM indexes and, one of them, the Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888, reveals 2 possible registered deaths for Henry MORGAN: one for a Henry MORGAN aged 57 with a birthplace SHRO (possibly, Shropshire, England) who died in 1865 (registration no. 7088) and another for a Henry MORGAN aged 70 with a birthplace SOME (possibly, Somerset, England) who died in 1871 (reg'n no 4703).  I don't know when your man was born - if it was early in 1880s, these entires might interest you.  If so, death certificates can be purchased by online order at the Registry's website.

Hope this helps.
by Daryl Murphy G2G2 (2.0k points)
Hi Bob,

Another place to look for records is the national archives of England for what you are looking for the URL is

It may take a bit of searching to get used to their collections, but it could well be time well spent.

Allt he best


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