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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1840
Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,

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James


In the Harbour 17-Jan James (barque) Captain Todd, loading for London
Sailed 2-Mar James barque 359 tons, Mark Todd master, for London

Jane and Emma


Arrived 23-Mar Jane and Emma cutter 36 tons, Lawrie, from Portland and Launceston. Imports 3000 feet sawn timber, 2000 palings, 3 casks apples, J Lawrie; 34 bags oats, 27 bags barley, 5 bags wheat, Order; 10 bags flour, 1 dray, McCabe & Co.
Sailed 28-Apr Jane and Emma cutter 33 tons, Captain John Laurie, for Western Port. Passengers Mr Massie, Thomas Bates, William Howe and 3 chn. Exports 6 bags sugar, 2 cans oil, 1 cask pork, 6 packages merchandise, 3 bags salt, 1 case machinery, 1 iron wheel, 1 bale bags, 1 keg whisky, 4 oars, Order.
Report 17-Nov Jane and Emma sailed for Western Port six weeks ago, and no report has been received.
Arrived 20-Nov Jane and Emma cutter 33 tons Captain Laurie from Adelaide Passengers Mr Massie supercargo, Messrs Wright, Carshin, Langhorne, Williams, Jones, and Davey Imports 18 tons potatoes, 9 bags oats, 15 bags carrots, Order.

Jean


Arrived 8-Jul Jean brig 200 tons, Captain Clark from Hobart on 25 June Passengers Mr and Mrs H Miller and 3 chn, Mr J Thompson, steerage G Coleman, wife and 2 chn, J Watson, J Slater, M Murphy, J George, M Henry, J Taylor, T Jones, John Smith.
Sailed 3-Aug Jean brig 190 tons Captain Clarke for Hobart Passengers cabin Miss Devereux, Mr Butterly, Mr Thomson, Mr and Mrs ONeil, steerage H Henry and Mr James. Exports 816 sheep
Arrived 11-Sep Jean brig 199 tons Captain Clarke from Hobart on 3 Sep, Passengers Messrs Carter, Jones, Thompson and 17 in the steerage
Sailed 5-Oct Jean brig 159 tons Captain Clarke for Hobart Passengers Mr Thomson. Exports 2 trunks, 23 bags wheat, 507 sheep
Arrived 29-Nov Jean brig 199 tons Captain Clarke from Hobart Passengers Mrs Ralph and child, and 10 in the steerage Imports

Jewess


Arrived 12-Feb Jewess brig 204 tons, Captain Johnstone from Sydney on 3 Feb, Passengers cabin Mr Ashman and wife, Mrs Brown and son, Mr Macdonnell and wife, and one in steerage.
Sailed 29 Feb 1840 Jewess brig 204 tons, Captain Johnstone, for Sydney, Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs D Chambers, Mrs Carceek, Messrs Rowe, Bawtree, Seldon and Arnold; steerage Mrs Nash and 2 chn. Exports 220 bales wool, 6 cases slops, 2 casks tallow, 1 case sheep skins.
Purchased Jewess new owner Mr Moore of Moores's wharf
Arrived 6-Apr 1840 Jewess brig 204 tons, Captain Johnstone from Sydney on 25 Mar. Passengers cabin Messrs Tennant, Porter, Bannatyne, McKinlay and Sutton; steerage Mrs Marzagora and 2 chn, Howell, Garrett, Day, Murphy, McCarthy, WIlson, Crosby, Bailly, R McKenzie, J McKenzie, W Kerr, P White, Clason, Irving. Imports image
Sailed 22-Apr Jewess brig 204 tons, Captain Johnstone for Sydney Passengers cabin Dr Imlay, Messrs Sparks, Backhoe, Gale, Bitten, Chisholm, and Wright; steerage Dennis Shanaghan, wife and 2 chn, Denis Malony, William Kean, John Ammyham, Patrick McDermott, John Thomson, Privates Joice, Beade, Crumden, Levett, Lambum, and Monahan. Exports 205 bales wool, 4 bags nails, 6 cases merchandise, 16 casks tallow
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 29 Apr 1840, Jewess arrived Tuesday, Passengers include Messrs Townsend, Britten, Cunningham, 8 in stereage and 6 Mounted Police
Arrived 10-Jun Jewess brig, 204 tons, Captain Johnson, from Sydney 24 May, Passengers Messrs J Dolson, A Massey, P Stephen, J Smith and 10 in the steerage
Report 12-Jun Jewess had trouble between Captain and some Passengers.
Sailed 24-Jun Jewess brig, 204 tons Captain Johnstone, for Sydney Passengers Mr and Mrs Allen, Messrs George and William Harper, steerage W King and wife, J Chidgee, Flora McDonald, Henry Wilmot, Robert Bright, aboriginal Charlie, five prisoners of the crown and one constable in charge. Exports 196 bales wool
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 1 July 1840, Jewess arrived yesterday at Sydney from Port Phillip on 26 June
Report 7-Aug Jewess We have been requested by Mr Henry Moore, owner of the Jewess, to report that after an inquiry, he found Mr Johnstone a fit and proper person to command the vessel. Jewess
Arrived 8-Aug Jewess brig 204 tons Captain from Passengers Mrs Madden, Mr and Mrs Callow, Mr Talbot
Sailed 22-Aug Jewess brig 204 tons Captain Johnstone for Sydney in ballast Passengers cabin Mr Younghusband; steerage Mrs Decoy, P Burns, D Cameron
Report 18-Sep Jewess Mr H Moore has disposed of his three vessels engaged in the Port Phillip trade the Jewess, Victoria and Bright Planet. We are given to understand they were exchanged for the whaler Jessie and cargo to arrive.
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 16 Sep 1840, brig Jewess, Captain Johnson, departed yesterday with sundries and passengers adds Dr Wilmot, Mrs Pearson, Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr Howe, Mr Hart, Mr J Hart, Mr Fawsaker, Mr J Abrahams and 16 in the steerage
Arrived 28-Sep Jewess brig 204 tons Captain Johnstone from Sydney 14 Sep Passengers Rev Mr Geoghegan, Rev Mr and Mrs Thompson, Mr and Mrs Williard, Mrs Cotter and family, Messrs Pearson, Howey, Hart, Tansaker, Abrahams, Hart and 12 in the steerage. Imports
Sailed 7-Oct Jewess brig 201 tons Captain Johnstone for Sydeny in ballast, 3 Passengers in the steerage
Arrived 20-Nov Jewess brig 204 tons Captain Johnstone from Sydney Passengers Messrs Gold, Williamson, Carson and 8 in the steerage Imports
Sailed 1-Dec Jewess brig 204 tons Captain Johnson for Launceston Passengers Messrs Cochrane, Cameron, McLeay, Manning, Sergeantson and 2 in the steerage. Exports 2 cases haberdashery, 200 bundles iron.
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 16 Dec 1840, Jewess arrived on Monday,

John Bull

arrived 22 Jan 1940, ship, 705 tons, Master Francis Ormond, from London September 22 1839 - see my John Bull page.

Joshua Carroll


Arrived 11-Feb Joshua Carroll schooner 153 tons, Captain porter, from Launceston on 5 Feb, Passengers cabin Messrs J Archer, J Thornlee, H Best, Captain Trundell and Mr Alston. Imports 1000 sheep, 2 horses, 8 barrels apples, John Archer; 1 horse, J Thornlee.
Arrived 18-Apr Joshua Carroll schooner 143 tons, Captain Porter from Lauceston Passengers cabin Skerne Craig Esq., Mr Thomas Wilkinson and family, Mr DW Queen; steerage John Harris, F Corman, Charles Henry. Image
Arrived 14-May Joshua Carroll schooner 160 tons, Captain Porter, from Launceston on 11 May. Imports
Sailed 23-May Joshua Carroll schooner 150 tons, Captain Porter, for Launceston Passengers cabin Miss M Willcox; steerage J Spurry. Exports 5,000 sovereigns, 36 casks bottled beer, 2 cases glue, 7 cases Dutch cheese, 4 casks cheese, 2 bales bags.
Arrived 2-Jul Joshua Carroll schooner Captain Porter, from Launceston Passengers Caprain and Mrs Smyth, Mr Sayers, Mr and MrsClarke and 2 chn, Thomas Bailey, J Spurry. Imports 4 packages furniture, 14 tons flour, 15 tons pollard, 9 tons hay, 2 tons potatoes, 960 bushels oats, 34 chests tea, 34600 palings, 1383 bushels oats
Sailed 23-Jul Joshua Carroll schooner 143 tons Captain Porter, for Adelaide Passengers Mr and Mrs Allen, Miss Allen, Mr Sayers, Mr Hagen, Miss Watson, Mr OBrien

Lady Emma


Report 23-Jul Lady Emma was aground in the western channel, when the Water Lilly came up the bay.
Sailed 5-Aug Lady Emma barque 98 tons Captain Buckland for Launceston Passengers Mr Locke

Lady of the Lake


Report 14-Jul Lady of the Lake is daily expected from Hobart with the furniture imported in the American ship Tybee, Captain Millett. see the Sydney list of cargo expected,
Arrived 25-Jul Lady of the Lake barque 243 tons Captain Harbough from Hobart on 6 July Passengers cabin Mr Proctor, Mr Elliott, wife and 2 chn Mary Ann Laing and child; steerage G Verge, C Wells, Mary Connell and 4 chn, T Laing, W Kelly, N Solmes.
Sailed 7-Sep Lady of the Lake barque 240 tons Captain Harburgh for Hobart Passengers Miss M Beth, Messrs McKenzie, Stump, Robinson, Bush. Exports 1150 sheep, 22 pockets hops, 25 hhds ale, 1 hhd brandy, 1 keg tobacco
Arrived 23-Oct Lady of the Lake 243 tons Captain Harburgh from Hobart Passengers Messrs Harburgh, Brodribb, McKenzie, Gatehouse, Wheatley and 7 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 6-Nov Lady of the Lake barque 244 tons Captain Harburgh for Twofold Bay and Hobart in ballast Passengers Mrs Harburgh

Lapwing


Arrived 15-Nov Lapwing schooner 93 tons Captain Guthridge from Liverpool on 13 July Passengers Mr JW McDonald. The Lapwing from Liverpool bound for Sydney, put in here for water. She resumed her voyage on Tuesday 21 Nov.
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Sat 28 Nov 1840, Lapwing arrived on Wednesday from Liverpool and port Phillip on the 19th instant.

Lillias


Sailed 2-Jan Lillias schooner, 88 tons, Captain John Smith master, Exports 200 sheep.
Arrived 12-Feb Lillias schooner 88 tons, Caoptain Smith, from Hobart on 5 Feb, Passengers cabin Mr Wells, Mr C Binny, Mr Lumley, steerage B Williams, S Sparks, H Mackenzie, J Turner, J Rodgeford and J Duke.
Sailed 17-Feb Lillias schooner 88 tons, Captain J Smith, for Hobart. Exports 200 sheep, 2 hat boxes, 2 trunks apparel, 2 carpet bags, 1 bag, 1 coffee mill, 2 cases sauces, 1 portmanteau.
Arrived 17-Mar Lillias scooner 188 tons, John Smith master, from Hobart on 5 March, Passengers Mrs Nicholls, Master Alexander and Miss Jessie Nicholls, Mr and Mrs Barry, Miss Catherine and Masters Alexander and John Barry, Mrs and Miss Emma Willis, Messrs Leadman and Murchen, and 4 in the steerage
Sailed 1-Apr Lillias schooner 88 tons, Captain Smith, for Hobart. Passengers Misses Rule and Calder, Mr and Mrs Bateman, Messrs Porter, Learmonth and Bember. Exports 200 sheep
Arrived 1-May Lillias schooner 89 tons, Captain John Smith, from Hobart on 23 April. Passengers cabin Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Johnson, Mr and Mrs Skevington, Mr JB Cleary. Steerage Mrs O'Meara and 2 chn, Mary O'Meara, Edward and Emma Gobble, James Wheeler, Patrick Byrne, William Taylor, Mr and Mrs Sparks, Mary Martin, James Sutton, John Simpson, Strachan&Co, Agents. Imports image
Sailed 6-May Lillias schooner 88 tons, Captain Smith, for Hobart. Passengers James Smith and John Johnson. Exports 7 casks tallow, 15 bales wool, 6 casks beef, 9 boxes candles, 3 trunks apparel, 1 chest drawers, 1 bale bags
Arrived 1-Jun Lillias schooner Captain Smith from Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Presnell, Messrs Strachan, Bird, Smith, Rule, Ellen and Ann Martin, and James Bennett
Sailed 8-Jun Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith, for Hobart
Arrived 23-Jul Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith, from Hobart Passengers Mrs Patterson and child
Arrived 21-Aug Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith from Hobart on 13 Aug. Imports
Sailed 31-Aug Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith for Hobart in ballast Passengers Messrs Rowe, Barclay, Burke, James, Docherty, Buckley and Smith
Arrived 28-Sep Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith from Hobart on 23 Sep Passengers Mr and Mrs Harvey and 5 chn, Mrs Smith, Mr Saddler, and 14 in the steerage
Arrived 30-Oct Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith from Hobart on 22 Oct Passengers 16 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 10-Nov Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith for Hobart Passengers Messrs Cook, Clarke and 2 in steerage Exports 6 casks 1 case tallow, 1 case slops, 1 packet ironmongery, 1 chest apparel, 200 sheep.
Arrived 29-Nov Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith from Hobart Passengers 12 in the steergae Imports
Sailed 9-Dec Lillias schooner 88 tons Captain Smith for Hobart Passengers Mrs Wills and child, and 3 in the steerage. Exports 1 cask hardware, 1 jar saltpetre, 200 sheep

Lively


Arrived 29-Oct Lively cutter 31 tons Captain Davies from Launceston Passengers Mr Fend. Imports 11000 feet timber, 3000 palings, Fend.
Sailed 19-Dec Lively cutter 56 tons Captain Davies for Portland Bay Passengers Messrs George Dale, George Lickart, John Leidenverg, James Hutchinson, John Stevenson, Thomas Faw, William Rennie, Peter Dewar, Joseph Barnett. Exports
London

London

arrived 18 Oct 1840 barque, 388 tons, Gibson master, from London, 23 June.
Passengers Mr and Mrs Manton and 3 chn, Mr and Mrs Clay and 4 chn, Mr and Mrs Stewart, Miss Wilkinson and Miss Gibson, Messrs Bishop, H, J and R Clowe, Holland, Hobson, Joyce, Jenkins, R Ogilvie and I Ogilvie, Pike, Ramsden, Southey, West, 7 in the steerage.

17 Nov cleared for Sydney, Passengers Colonel Wall and lady, Mr and Mrs Campbell and child, Messrs Cameron, Candy, Gibson, Grant, Hawthorne, Hobson, Holland, Jeffrey, Kemp, McFarline, Peate, Riley, Smith, Southey,Wert, Wilkinson, and 6 in the steerage.
Sailed - 19 Nov - London Exports 3 cases, Campbell & Woolley, 1 case, Hayes & Callow, 4 cases, Dunlop, McNab & Co, and part of original cargo from london.
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 25 Nov 1840, the London, Captain Gibson, arrived yeterday at Sydney from London via Port Phillip, with merchandise.

Lookin


Sailed 2-Jan Lookin schooner for Launceston, in ballast
Arrived 1-Feb Lookin schooner 78 tons, Captain Mitchell, from Launceston 16 Jan. Passengers Mr John Sweet, wife and 3 chn, Mrs Ferguson, Thomas Chapman, John Handcock, Thomas Jones, Charles Von Bibra, Henry Allan, Peter Smith, John Hill. Cargo 12 camp ovens and covers, 15 packages ironmongery, 3,500 palings, 255 bushels oats, 1 cart, 96 bushels barley, 9,501 feet timber, 2 cases fruit, 40 bundles laths, 100 bundles shingles, 1 case raisins, 4 bales tobacco. The mail carried by the Lookin arrived Saturday afternoon at Williams Town, but was not delivered to Melbourne Post Office till about 11am on Monday.
Sailed 10-Feb Lookin schooner, 77 tons, Captain R Jennings, for Launceston. Passengers cabin Captain Bell, Mr George Radford, Miss Betsy Mills, steerage Stonehouse and son, R Tolton and wife. Exports 9 casks pork
Arrived 23-Mar Lookin schooner 78 tons, Captain Murray, from Launceston on 18 Mar, Passengers cabin C Burn Esq., Mr R Dowels, steerage P Harris. Imports 29684 feet sawn timber, 5000 broad paling, 1200 narrow paling, 66 bundles shingles, 41 bundles laths, 10 bags onions, 10 bags potatoes, McCabe & Co; 1 case prints, Order.
Sailed 1-Apr Lookin schooner 78 tons, Captain Murray, for the River Mersey and Lauceston in balast
Arrived 23-Apr Lookin schooner from Launceston
Arrived 2-May Lookin schooner 76 tons, Captain A Murray, from Hobart on 20 April. Passengers Mr George Lukin. McCabe & Co Agents. Imports 26000 feet sawn timber, 100 bundles shingles, McCabe & Co., 7000 paling, Order.
Sailed 12-May Lookin schooner 78 tons, Captain Andrew Murray for Launceston Exports 50 hhds porter, 74 casks bottled porter and ale, 6 waggons complete, 15 six-dozen cases beer, 25 barrels beer, 1 chest tools, 1 anchor, 1 cask hardware, 1 bales canvas
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 24 June 1840 Lookin, Captain Murray, arrived at Sydney on Sunday from Launceston on 10 June, with sundries, passengers mcClement and Wallis
Report 17-Jul Lookin has been purchased by Mr Isaac Simmons of Sydney for 1200 Sovereigns.

Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,
Arrivals in 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,

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