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93098
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1852 28 August
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: Shareholder in Hunter River New Steam Navigation Co., Candidate for the appointment of Director


94271
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1852 4 September
Place: Morpeth Mills
Source: MM
Details: Advertising to employ carriers to proceed to the Warialda, Bingera and Mudgee gold diggings


96941
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1853 15 January
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: Purchased the river steamer 'Native' and repaired and fitted her with new machinery


97228
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1853 2 February
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Charged George Reid under the Masters and Servants Act with absconding from employment


97249
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1853 2 February
Place: Morpeth Mills
Source: MM
Details: Advertising to employ a man to work a 5 ton boat on the Rivers Hunter, William and Paterson and two men to make themselves useful on a small steam boat


97304
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1853 5 February
Place: Windmill Farm,Phoenix Park
Source: MM
Details: Selling crop of grapes of about 5 acres + the windmill on the farm (to beremoved by purchaser). Mill contained a pair of 4ft 4in best French Burr Mill Stones, Dressing machine and complete set of new sails


109574
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1837
Place: Morpeth
Source: GRC
Details: James Fitzgerald per 'Heber' assigned servant


109766
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1837
Place: Morpeth
Source: GRC
Details: James Foley per 'Heber' assigned servant


110680
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1854 14 January
Place: Situated between Morpeth and Hinton on the Phoenix Park side
Source: MM
Details: To let the 'Windmill Farm'. 23 acres lucerne, vineyard, orangery. etc


123411
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1860 15 June
Place: Morpeth Burial Ground
Source: Maitland Burial Records
Details: Died aged 61


127828
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1836-37
Place: Maitland
Source: GRC
Details: William Miller per Nithsdale assigned servant


140428
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 1862 18 october
Place: St. Marys Church, West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Marriage of Henry Dumaresq, fifth son of the late Mr. John Portus, of Morpeth to Hannah, fourth daughter of Mr. Spencer Butler of West Maitland on16 October 1862. Minister Rev. Robert Chapman


174160
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 11 January 1911
Place: Morpeth
Source: NMH
Details: John Portus was proprietor of the Morpeth Mills in 1845, and he had the cutter Ellen plying between Morpeth, Clarencetown, Paterson, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle carrying flour grain and mill offal


180176
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 19 October 1845
Place: Morpeth
Source: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions Letter Book
Details: William Ball per Bengal Merchant having obtained employment for three months in the service of John Portus of Morpeth, a request that his pass may be extended for that time to complete his engagement


197118
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 27 January 1931
Place: Raymond Terrace
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Pasted on the back of some music that belonged to the family of John Inches was a piece of news published in 1840. An advertisement for the sale of an eight horse power steam (flour) mill, erected at Raymond Terrace. The information is supplied that the depth of water at the wharf at any time is sufficient to allow the steamer James Watt to lay alongside, and that the mill and machinery had been erected by that able and experienced engineer, Mr. George Coke The virtues of the flour mill and site are described at length with an assurance from the auctioneer, Mr. Samuel Lyons that in a few years there would be for the purchaser on certainty of realising a handsome competency if not an independent fortune. This was in the days when this locality was looked upon as the wheat growing district of N.S.W. There are no records available as to whether the well known Portus family actually purchased the mill in 1840 but for many years till 1867, it was worked by them day and night, so great was the business done. In that year, however rust in the wheat caused the mill to close down, and the property came into the possession of the late John Eales of Duckenfield, from whom it was purchased in 1874 by Thomas Adam and converted into a sawmill and worked it as such for several years. Mr. Adam, after whom the suburb Adamstown is called, as the father Mr. A.L. Adam and it was at this old mill that the latter, at the age of 13 ½ years first commenced work.


68140
Surname: Portus
First Name: John
Ship: Hugh Crawford 1825
Date: 1828
Place: Segenhoe
Source: 1828 Census
Details: Came Free. Aged 29 in 1828. Millwright employed by T.P. MacQueen


108677
Surname: Portus
First Name: John and Elizabeth
Ship: -
Date: 1833 27 February
Place: Black Creek
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Baptisms p19
Details: Occupation: Millwright. Baptism of daughter Helen


188187
Surname: Portus
First Name: John and Elizabeth
Ship: -
Date: 28 January 1831
Place: Abode Segenhoe
Source: Maitland Baptism Register
Details: John, son of John and Elizabeth Portus born 28 March 1829. Baptised 28 January 1831. Occupation of John Portus, Engineer on the Estate of Thomas Potter Macqueen


98416
Surname: Portus
First Name: John Oxley
Ship: -
Date: 1853 9 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Marriage of John Oxley Portus of Raymond Terrace to Anne Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late James Hannah on 1st March. Officiating clergy Rev. R. Blain


203654
Surname: Portus
First Name: John Oxley
Ship: -
Date: 4 April 1863
Place: Raymond Terrace
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: The friends of Mr. John Oxley Portus presented a well deserved testimonial, expressive of their respect for him and their admiration of his many excellent qualities during his time as a resident at Raymond Terrace. He was about to proceed to Rockhampton to start a business there