Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,
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Vesperarrived 14 Dec 1840, brig, 224 tons, Capt Michael Thomas/Kames master, from Liverpool, out 94 days
Dec 14 - noted arrival of Vesper, Dec 18, import details, no passengers listed. See Vesper Bounty passengers listed for NSW
23 souls in 6 families, Mrs Lyddy died at Sea, 12 children, 2 single men and 12 single women, total bounty 540 pounds paid to AB Smith & Co
Passengers - Rev. J. S. Bolden, wife, 4 children and 2 servants - confusion, as the Vesper had 6 cases, 2 bales and 3 barrels belonging to Bolden. He is also listed as arriving on the Dumfries (with no imports in his name), and may have had cattle on the Orient, all of which arrived in Port Phillip the same time, as did the Midlothian and the Anne, both from Leith
Sailed 17-Feb Victoria cutter 12 tons, W Stevens master, for Western Port
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 12 Aug 1840,
Report 18-Sep Victoria 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.
Arrived 15-Jan Wallaby barque 284 tons Captain C Bayley master, from Launceston 11 Jan, cargo 1400 sheep. Passengers Mr W Forlonge, Thomas Ankin, Thomas Curran, Mr Thomas H Bettrey
Sailed 16-Jan Wallaby barque 284 tons, Captain Charley Bayley for Launceston, in ballast. The Wallaby reports having seen the brig William, Captain Thom, ashore in the Launceston River
Arrived 26-Jan Wallaby barque, 284 tons, Charles Bayler master, from George Town 24 Jan. Passengers (steerage) Samuel Fleming, James Curtain and John Oliver. Arthur Willis and Co, Agents, Imports 150 sheep for Forlonge
Arrived 12-Feb Wallaby barque 284 tons, Captain Bayley, from Launceston 9 Feb, Passengers cabin Messrs Mason, Somerfield, Shepherds, T Carron, J Murray, J Wallace and J Harrison. Imports 1700 sheep, 1 horse, A Forlonge.
Sailed 24-Feb Wallaby barque 284 tons, Cap Bayley, for Hobart Passengers Mr Birch, William Norton and John Johnson
Sailed 30-Dec Wallaby barque, 224 tons, for Launceston. Passengers The Rev De Jeffries Archdeacon of Bombay, and the Rev W Simpson, Wesleyan Missionary
Arrived 23-Jul Water Lilly schooner 230 tons Captain Langdon, from London via Portsmouth on 10 March. The Water Lilly is commanded by Captain Langdon, formerly of the Perseverance, and is intended for the colonial trade
Report 18-Aug Water Lilly has been sold by Captain Cole to WH Dutton, Esq., for 4000 sovereigns worth of sheep and cattle
Sailed 20-Aug Water Lilly schooner 155 tons Captain Langdon for Launceston
Sailed 25-Aug Water Lilly schooner 177 tons Captain Langdon for Launceston Passengers Rev Dr Grange, Dr Stodart, Messrs Campbell, McDowal, Russell, Lewis and 3 in the steerage. Exports 111 demijohns gin, 11 casks fat
Arrived 28-Sep Waterlilly schooner 156 tons Captain Langdon from Launceston on 23 Sep Passengers Messrs Campbell and Churton and 3 in the steerage
Sailed 9-Oct Waterlilly schooner 155 tons Captain Roach for Sydney in ballast Passengers Mrs Roach child and 2 female servants, Mr and Mrs C Williams, Messrs S Craig, A Bolden, Bowman, Cashmore
Sailed 2-Jan Westminster ship 610 tons, Captain Mollison, for Sydney see Westminster page
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 16 Dec 1840, Will Watch departed from Sydney on Saturday for Port Phillip,
Arrived 21-Dec Will Watch schooner 60 tons Captain Londitt from Sydney Passengers Mr W H Nicholson, 4 prisoners of the Crown, one ticket-of-leave man, J Flannaghan. Imports 10 kegs colonial tobacco, 1 cask spirits wine, 86 logs cedar, J Roach.
William Barrasarrived 7 Feb 1840, 275 tons, Captain Norrie, from London 8 July 1839 to Adelaide 20 Dec 1839, Jan 31 still at Adelaide. Agent JB Were
William Metcalfewith Captain Edward Phillipson Master, See the William Metcalfe for 1839, to see a summary of her earlier voyages to Australian shores.
William Metcalfeon 9 March 1840 cleared Port Phillip for Madras and Calcutta in ballast
See the 1841 account, and 1839 notes bringing more Bounty immigrants to Australian shores.
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