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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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February


Aust Papers has 1841 copies of Launceston Courier for movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840, also Geelong Advertiser for shipping at Geelong and Melbourne.

Tuesday 4th Feb -


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.
Arrived - 6 Feb -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 56 tons, JM Gill master, from Hobart 24 Jan. Cargo 6000 shingles, 1300 feet timber, 200 sacks British oats, 15 tons cut stone, 2 tons potatoes, 2 crates of glass, 2 cases muscets, 10 barrels gunpowder, 10 barrels glue, 5 kegs white lead, 1 case preserves, 3 cases fruit.

Friday 7th Feb -


Sailed - 4 Feb -
Madras
Barque 331 tons, Captain Henacker, for Launceston with part of original cargo from London. Passengers see Madras page
Report the
Madras
Capt Henniker, left Port Phillip at 8am on Friday morning and anchored at the bar at Launceston at 4pm on the afternoon of the next day, a run from Port Phillip said to be unequalled.
Sailed - 5 Feb -
Blossom
schooner 43 tons, Captain Watts, for Hobart, in ballast. Passengers Mr Morgan, John Prader, William Laurence.
The
Curlew
leaves the wharf to take in ballast at the Junction, tomorrow morning and will probably sail, wind and weather permitting, for Sydney on Tuesday morning. The mail will close on Monday evening at 6pm.

Tuesday 11th Feb -


Arrived - 7 Feb -
William Barres
from London, see William Barres page
Arrived - 8 Feb -
Caroline
from London, see Caroline page
Arrived - 10 Feb -
William Metcalfe
ship, Phillipson, from Sydney on the 31 Jan, see William Metcalf page Imports included 50 tons flour from the Government at Sydney
Sailed - 7 Feb -
Margaret
schooner, 49 tons, Captain Lovitt, for Hobart. Exports 1 bag seeds
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
Sailed - 10 Feb -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons, Captain JM Gill, for Hobart, passengers cabin Messrs Bell, Young and SHort. Agent EM Sayers. Exports 126 sheep, 69 hides, 7 casks tallow, 26 barrels porter, 62 bags sugar.
Sailed - 10 Feb -
Curlew
schooner 97 tons, Captain Watson, for Sydney, passengers Captain Fotheringham, Mr Coghill, Mr Ebden, Mr Jamieson, and 6 in the steerage. Exports 36 bales wool, 1 bale sheathing, 2 bales and 1 case British goods, 1 case stationery

Friday 14th Feb -


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 - 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.
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.

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.
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Arrived - 12 Feb -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Captian Harding, from Launceston on the 1 Feb and via Circular Head on the 9 Feb. Passengers 7 in the steerage
Arrived - 12 Feb -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons, Captain Griffiths, from Hobart 1 Feb, Passengers steerage Mr Smith, David Blaig, Richard Limb, J Watson, William Brown,
Sailed - 12 Feb -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 74 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers Mr Walker, steerage Mr Dennett, J Shepherd and Martin Moss Exports 150 sheep, 2 tierces tallow, 10 cases claret, 1/2 ton biscuit, 1/2 ton rice, 8 bales wool, Askin Morrison.
Sailed - 13 Feb -
John Bull
ship 710 tons, Captian Ormond, for Bombay in ballast
A vessel entered the Heads last night
Report -
Mary Ridgeway
Chesser, left Sydney on the 30 Jan for this port and South Australia with list of passengers
Report from the Paul Pry, the
Perseverance
has not been heard of since she left this port on 19 Jan for Launceston.

Tuesday 18th Feb -


Arrived - 14 Feb -
Lord Hobart
brig 160 tons, Captain Nichols, from Launceston Passengers Messrs Edward Barrett, and Smith. Imports 629 sheep, 6 bullocks, 1 horse, 1 dray, Edward Barrett; 18 bullocks, 1 horse, T Norris.
Arrived - 14 Feb -
Mary Ridgeway
barque 217 tons, Chaptain Chester, from Sydney 24 Jan, Passengers Mr Snook and wife, Miles Dutton, wife and 2 chn, E Vernon and wife, Miss Cameron, Mary Scears, Messrs Peter, Watts, JE Marragora, William Anderson, 4 policemen and 4 soldiers. Imports 10 trusses line, 5 kegs tripe, 113 bags sugar, 20 coils coir rope, 2 tierces ginger, 70 bags flour, 2 bales gunny bags, 6 trusses canvas, 3 cases silk goods, 3 bales blankets, quantity brandy, 40 cases gin, 10 puncheons rum, 12 hogsheads Colonial rum, W Langhorne & Co.; 24 cases wine, WFA Rucker; 2 cases sundries, 20 boxes cigars, A McKinlay; 12 kegs colonial tobacco, J Roach; 24 packages, Dolland.
Sailed - 15 Feb -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, Captain Cowton, from Launceston 12 Feb, Passengers cabin James Thomson Esq., Dr and Mrs Walton, Masters J. L. E. W. and H Walton, Misses A. F. M. and E Walton, steerage Mary Price, John Manning, Robert Pickering, George Cayler, Monsieur Tobee, Samuel Smillie, Thomas Molley, Imports 17 bags flour, 1 chest tea, 4 bags sugar, 1 keg tobacco, Cowton; 600 sheep, 3 horses, 1 cow, Dr Walton; 300 sheep, James Thomson.
Arrived - 15 Feb -
Maria
schooner 135 tons, Captain Morris, from Hobart 4 Feb, Passengers Messrs george Lowe, John Robinson, John Moses, H Sullivan, Mrs Bruce, Mrs Stephens. Imports 66,000 shingles, 34,000 feet timber, 22 tons stone, 17 tons potatoes, 2 1/2 tons onions, 10 casks, 7 hogsheads porter, 4 cases wine, 1 dray, 1 cart, 2 wheelbarrows, 1 gig, 6 trunks, 1 box, 2 silver cups, 4 cases cordials, 70 bags flour.
Arrived - 15 Feb -
Pickwick
cutter Symonds master, from Launceston 4 Feb, Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Kennedy, steerage L Ward. Imports 2 cases slops, Benjamin; 630 boards, 340 battens, 106 joists, 160 pieces quartering, 115 bags bailey, 23 bags oats, 1000 palings, 2 packages fruit, Order; 1 cask cream tartar, G Coulstock.
Arrived - 15 Feb -
Elizabeth
schooner 58 tons, Captauin Reily, from Sydney 5 Feb, Passengers Mrs Brogg, Mr and Mrs Watt, Mr C Brewer. Imports 20 bags flour, 2 barrels pitch, 1 keg tobacco, 1 1/2 chest tea, 3 bags sugar, 1 bag salt, 2 kegs nails, 1 plough, 1 keg hardware, 1 iron bar, 110 hearthstones and steps, 7 barrels tar, 1 case lines, Order.
Arrived - 15 Feb -
Dorset
brig 82 tons, Captain Robertson, from Sydney, Passengers C McArthur, wife and chn, E Henwich, R Lees, W Want. Imports 5 cases loaf sugar, 150 bags oats, 30 cases ale, 50 bags ginger, 12 coils rope, 2 teirces beef, 40 bags rice, 80 boxes soap, 334 bags flour, 4 cases hats, 2 cases cassia, 20 chests tea, 4 bags coffee, 6 cases candles, 556 bags sugar, 40 casks bottled beer, W Langhorne & Co.; 17 cases champagne, 1 case saddlery, 2 bundles, 1 package whips, 9 coils rope, Order.
Sailed - 15 Feb -
Bundica
schooner 53 tons Capt Griffiths, for Hobart. Export 20 bales wool
Sailed - 17 Feb -
Victoria
cutter 12 tons, W Stevens master, for Western Port
Sailed - 17 Feb -
Lord Hobart
schooner 160 tons, Captain Nicholls, for Launceston, in ballast
Sailed - 17 Feb -
Socrates
barque 150 tons, Captain Cowton, for Launceston, Passengers Messrs Monckton and Linnett, and Robert Brooks, Mrs Ferguson. Export 80 sheep
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.

Friday 21 Feb -


Arrived - 18 Feb -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Launceston 14 Feb, Passengers Mrs bell, Messrs I Stratton, J Lambe, E Page, and 3 in steerage. Imports 556 sheep, 3 horses, 51 bushels oats, Order; 8 tons flour, 2 tons bran, PW Welsh & Co.; 1 horse, Page. Prices of Building materials
Arrived - 18 Feb -
Shamrock
cutter 56 tons, Captain Barrett, from Hobart 6 Feb, Passengers Messrs Mackenzie, Williams, Clarke and 5 in steerage. Imports 5,800 feet timber, 10,000 shingles, 5,000 lathes, 1,000 palings, 1 1/2 ton potatoes, 2 boxes apples, 1 bale hair, 16 bags shot, 1 case cigars, 6 bags glue, 1 coffee mill, 4 bags coffee, 1 crate stone bottles, 1 cask lime, 10 pockets hops, 1 cask oatmeal, 6 baskets, 2 packages filterers, 2 bags flour, 1 quarter chest tea, 1 box eggs, 1 box fowls, 1 box straw hats, 1 box sundries.
Arrived - 19 Feb -
Enterprise
schooner 56 tons, Captain Bishop, from Hobart 7 Feb, Cargo 10,932 feet timber, 3,000 feet board paling, 21,000 shingles, 20,000 lathes, R Reeves; 1 case sliks, 1 bale slops, Benjamin.
Arrived - 19 Feb -
Elizabeth Lloyd
schooner 30 tons, Stewart master, from Hobart 7 Feb, Passengers Mr Beveridge, Mr Dickson. Cargo 3582 feet flooring boards, 1219 feet battens, 1402 weather boards, 1456 joist and quartering, 42,ooo shingles, 34,700 lathes, 27 bags barley, 1 mangle, 4 grates, 500 gum spokes
Arrived - 20 Feb -
Fox
brig 222 tons, Ruffle master from George Town 17 Feb, Passengers Messrs Alexander Orr, TW Murdoch, Charles Roper, Henry Baynon, George Goggs and Daniel Callaghan, John Shackley, with 1400 sheep
The Fox met with very foul weather in the straits, 150 sheep died. Imports 1200 sheep, 2 horses, 3 bags flour, 1 plough, 1 harrow.
Arrived - 20 Feb -
Elizabeth
schooner 35 tons, Stiles master, from Launceston, cargo 64 bags barley, 20 bags flour, 5200 palings, 5 chests tea, 1 bale 1 case slops, 1 cask 3 cases boots, 4 cases 2 casks apples, 1 parcel 2 cases merchandise.
Arrived - 20 Feb -
Charlotte
from Launceston, Passengers EW Tregatha, Mr TD Broomfield, John Sylvester, Harratt, Robert Pickering, Mary Lambert and 2 chn, James Smith
Sailed - 18 Feb -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Captain Harding, for Launceston, Passengers Cabin Mrs Cottrell, Mrs Ferguson, Captain McLean, Mr Summerfield, steerage T Grady. Ballast
Sailed - 19 Feb -
Pickwick
cutter 55 tons, E Symonds master, for Launceston in ballast

Tuesday 25th Feb -


Arrived - 23 Feb -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons, Captain Cowell, from Launceston 18 Feb, Passengers John Neal, James Bintage, ? Lloyd. Imports
Arrived - 24 Feb -
Christina
brig 126 tons, Captain Birkinshaw from Sydney 16 Feb, Passengers Mr and Mrs Locke with Misses Elizabeth, Jane, Louisa, Masters Charles, Alfred and Robert Locke, Bayley, Messrs Orr and Turnbull, and 20 in the steerage Christina
Arrived - 24 Feb -
Columbian
barque 275 tons, Captain Wakeham, from Liverpool - see Columbian notes
Sailed - 21 Feb -
Earl Stanhope
ship 350 tons, Captain Tilly, for New Zealand. Passengers Cabin RG Talbot Esq., GG Blight Esq., F Dunsford Esq., Walter Coutts Esq., Rev JC Grylls, Mr and Mrs Stone, Mr Harvie, wife and child, Mr Grenier wife and 3 chn, steerage Hodgon, Farrell, ?, Anderson, Roy, Phelps, Dunne, Snell, Birch, Fitzpatrick, Shrald, Taylor, Whitemarsh, Miss Bell, Mr Martin and wife, Mr Edwards, wife and child, Mr Boyd and wife. Exports 88 packages furniture etc, 12 casks bottled ale, 4 hogsheads porter, 54 packages baggage, 36 head cattle, 3 horses, 4 bullocks
Sailed - 22 Feb -
Charlotte
brig 98 tons, Captain Tregartha, for Launceston, Passengers EW Tregartha Esq., Mr Dennis and wife, Sarah Jones, ? A Orr.
Sailed - 22 Feb -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mr Wedge and Mrs Bell
Sailed - 24 Feb -
Fox
brig 220 tons, Capt Ruffle, for Launceston in balast, Passengers ? and Deane
Sailed - 24 Feb -
Shamrock
cutter 36 tons Capt H Hewett, for Hobart
Sailed - 24 Feb -
Wallaby
barque 284 tons, Cap Bayley, for Hobart Passengers Mr Birch, William Norton and John Johnson

Friday 28th Feb -


Arrived - 26 Feb -
Mary Eliza
ship 275 tons, Capt Patterson, from London, - see Mary Eliza notes
Sailed - 26 Feb -
Mary Ridgeway
barque 217 tons, Cap Stevens, for South Australia. Passengers Mr and Mrs Snooks, W Peire, Miss Cameron, E Vernon and wife, Mary Scears, W Anderson, W Abbott, Henry Eyre, 3 Policemen from Sydney, and 2 prisoners. Exports 5 casks sheep-wash, 1 chest harness, 1 parcel apparel, 240 boxes soap, 2 casks soda, 3 casks glass, 5 packages hops, 7 pipes 6 half-pipe brandy, 2 bales 2 trunks apparel
Sailed - 26 Feb -
Elizabeth
schooner 34 tons, Cap Stiles, for Launceston Passengers Messrs John Williamson and John Beverdale. Exports 1 case bonnets, 6 cases, 1 bale, 11 bundles merchandise, 11 boxes window glass, 2 casls vinegar, 6 bundles spades, 3 bushels salal oil
Sailed - 27 Feb -
Enterprise
schooner 56 tons Capt Bishop, for Launceston, no passengers. Exports 100 sheep

Tuesday 3rd March -


Arrived - 29 Feb -
Socrates
barque, 150 tons, Cap Cowton, from Launceston 25 Feb. Passengers Messrs Douglas and Howard, and ten in the steerage
Sailed - 29 Feb -
Dorset
brig, 82 tons, T Robertson master, for Sydney in ballast, Passengers cabin RH Browne Esq., A McKinlay Esq., Captain Hotton, Mr W Davidson; steerage G Meyers, G Phillipson
Sailed - 29 Feb -
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.
Sailed - 29 Feb -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons, Cowell master, for Launceston, Passengers Mr Bolger. Exports 90 empty bags, 6 quarter chests tea

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