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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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March


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.
Check Ozships lists.

Tuesday 3rd March -


Arrived - 1 March -
Adelaide
schooner from Hobart
Sailed - 2 March -
Elizabeth
schooner 52 tons, Riley master, for Hobart, in ballast
Sailed - 2 March -
James
barque 359 tons, Mark Todd master, for London

Friday 6th March -

Arrived - 2 March -
Tasman
cutter 26 tons, Day master, from Launceston on 28 Feb, no passengers, imports 1 case caps, 1 case hats, 1 cask apples, Benjamin; 5630 feet timber, 6000 shingles, 5 baskets onions, 2 cases fruit, 3 baskets apples.
Arrived - 3 March -
Bright Planet
barque 242 tons, Capt Lawler master, from Sydney 29 Feb, passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Woolley (and 2 servants), Mr Elliott, Mrs Roach and 2 chn, Mr Cropper, Mr Beaver, Mr and Mrs Kemmis and 5 chn (and 6 servants), Mr Gumm, Mr Reid, Mr Ingleton, Mr Dobson, and 45 in the steerage.
Arrived - 3 March -
Tamar
brigantine 117 tons, Capt Bell, from Launceston on 1 Mar, Passengers Miss J Newman, Miss Muir, Messrs J McNall, TH Osborne, J Salmon, W Carmichael, G Sims, N Maclarlane, J Johnson, and J Day. Cargo 750 sheep, 5 horses.
Sailed - 3 March -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, for Launceston, in ballast, passenger Mr Armitage.
Sailed - 4 March -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Cap Bell, for Launceston
Sailed - 4 March -
William Barras
barque 275 tons Capt Norrie cleared for Batavia in ballast
Sailed - 5 March -
Magnet
ship 246 tons, Capt Mann, for London, - see Magnet notes
Sailed - 5 March -
Caroline
ship 330 tons, Capt Williams, for Launceston in ballast
Bright Planet Bright Planet

10th March -


Arrived - 7 March -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, Captain Tregurtha, from Launceston. Passengers cabin William Wood Esq.; steerage James and John Lee.
Arrived - 7 March -
Fox
brig 222 tons, Captain Lowe, from Launceston on 4 March. Passengers Miss Muir, Messrs R Looney, W Hutton, Thomas Dowing, and 4 in the steerage
Arrived - 9 March -
Rajastan
ship 700 tons, Duncan Ritchie commander, from London - see Rajastan notes
Sailed - 7 March -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, Capt Tregurtha, for Launceston in ballast
Sailed - 7 March -
Caroline
schooner Capt Williams, for Launceston in ballast
Sailed - 7 March -
Fox
brig 222 tons, Capt Lowe, for Launceston
Sailed - 7 March -
Adelaide
schooner 96 tons, Capt WE Smith, for Hobart, Passengers cabin Messrs WH Hobson, Sayers, Clarke, steerage J Beggerly, Mary Burke, Mr Kine, native.
Sailed - 7 March -
William Metcalf
440 tons, Captain Phillipson, for Madras and Calcutta in ballast

Friday 13th March -


Sailed - 11 March -
Mary Eliza
brig 275 tons, Capt Patterson, for Launceston, with part of original cargo from London. Passengers Mr HF Gisborne Esq.,
Sailed - 11 March -
Maria
schooner Capt George Stewart, for Hobart, Passengers Mr Bell. Exports 1 cask lime juice, 16 boxes glass, 1 bag ironware

Tuesday 17th March -


Arrived - 14 March -
Brankenmoor
barque 571 tons, David Smith commander, from London via Adelaide - see Brankenmoor notes
Arrived - 14 March -
Alice Brooks
barque 250 tons, Capt Scott, from Geelong
Arrived - 15 March -
Indus
barque 568 tons, Capt McFarlane, from Leith via Adelaide - see Indus notes

Friday 20th March -


Arrived - 17 March -
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 - 18 March -
Bright Planet
barque 180 tons Capt Lawler, for Sydney, Passengers cabin Mrs Umphleby, Mrs Scott and infant, Lieut Mundy, Messrs Brown, Empson, Dobson and Pickering, steerage Mr Fryer's servant
Sailed - 19 March -
Elizabeth Lloyd
schooner 30 tons, Capt Armstrong, for Adelaide, Passengers Mr Woolmers and Mr Gourlay, supercargo
Report - 20 March -
Minerva
the schoomer has been got off the beach at Portland Bay and brought into the port, having sustained only slight damage

Tuesday 24th March -


Arrived - 21 March -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, Capt Cowton, from Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers Mr W Townley. Imports 800 sheep, Order.
Arrived - 21 March -
Henry
brig 106 tons, Capt Toby from Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers cabin F Spencer Esq., Mr and Mrs Cassidy; steerage E Tyler, Mary Ann and Thomas Hague. Imports 210 bags flour, 29 bags oats, Welsh & Co, 8 bags potatoes, Sedgewood; 20 bags flour, 10 bags onions, Toby; 17 bags oats, Lilly; 5 bags barley, 20 bags flour, 58 bags oats, 4 bags potatoes, 5 bags sugar, 1 bag slops, 3 bags apples, 2 boxes soap, 1 box candles, 1 box tin, 6000 feet cedar, 6000 feet pine, 12 kegs butter, 200 sheep, Order; 1 box millinary, J McNall.
Arrived - 21 March -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Capt Harding, from Launceston on 15 Mar, Passengers Miss J Day, Captain Downes, Messrs Sparks and Burkrell, steerage Messrs Paine, Miller, Barnford, Lawford, Younghusband, Marcus, Davis, Ashworth, Jones and Bates. Imports image
Arrived - 21 March -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, feom Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers cabin Captain Smythe, Captain Cains, Messrs Burnett, Were, Grice, and Budds, and Master S Budds, steerage John Thomas, Thomas Midle. Imports 700 sheep, 4 bullocks, Order.
Arrived - 21 March -
Essington
schooner 123 tons, Capt John Archer, from Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers Messrs P Cook and Thomas Gollard. Imports 42 horses, P Cook.
Arrived - 21 March -
Caroline
brig 180 tons, Capt Fox, from Sydney 6 Mar, Passengers cabin Mrs Abrahams, Miss C Guillod, G Crawley, AM McCrae amd J Brewster, Esqq., and 15 in the steerage
Arrived - 21 March -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons, Capt Symonds, from Launceston on 18 Mar, Passengers Mr W Hayle. Imports image
Arrived - 23 March -
Lookin
schooner 78 tons, Capt 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.
Arrived - 23 March -
Curlew
schooner 100 tons, Capt Watson, from Sydney on 8 Mar, Passengers cabin Mr Wight and 23 in the steerage
Arrived - 23 March -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 86 tons, Capt Mitchell from Hobart 11 Mar, Passengers cabin Mrs Howe, Mrs Alley and child, and Mrs Mitchell, and 8 in the steerage. Imports images
Arrived - 23 March -
Gem
schooner 88 tons, schooner 88 tons, Capt R Bell from Launceston 21 Mar, Passengers cabin Captain Neal and Mrs McLean, Master David McLean, two Misses McLean and 3 chn; steerage J Smith and W Thompson. Imports 40 head cattle, 1 horse, McLean; 15000 feet timber.
Paul Pry Pickwick Agnes and Elizabeth
Arrived - 23 March -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons, Capt Griffiths from Hobart 11 Mar, Imports image
Arrived - 23 March -
Enterprise
schooner 55 tons, Capt Bishop from Launceston on 20 Mar, Passengers Mrs Burnett and Mr J Church. Imports 30 bags oats, J Ashton; 5 bags oats, 3200 broad paling, 14600 shingles, 24400 laths, Reeves and Locke; 2 cases slops1 parcel, Benjamin; 43 iron pots, 12 camp ovens, W Whitton; 4 boxes apples, E Bishop.
Arrived - 23 March -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons, Capt Cowell, from Launceston on 19 Mar, Passengers cabin Mr R Collard, Mr J Patterson and Mrs Faro; steerage J Scotchmear, G Dore and J Lucas. Imports 9,740 feet timber, 16,000 shingles, 32 bags oats, 40 bags flour, Order; 91 bags oats, Harding; 1 pair wheels, as addressed.
Arrived - 23 March -
Tasmanian Lass
cutter 47 tons, Capt Lovett, from Hobart on 11 Mar, Passengers M Caffrey, W Ferguson, A Smith, J Atkins, D Newham and J Hargraves Imports image
Arrived - 23 March -
Gratitude
barque from Hobart, Passengers Mr and Mrs Mark and 3 chn, Miss Fisher, Mr A Brown, Mrs Burn and 14 in the steerage. Imports image
Bandicoot Tasmanian Lass Gratitude

Arrived - 23 March -
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.
Arrived - 23 March -
Blossom
schooner 48 tons, Powell, from Hobart. Imports 1 case, 1 barrel tobacco, 2 cases wine, F Hobson; 40 bags flour, R Walker; 80 bags potatoes, 7 bags onions, Mcbeth & Co; 1 case 1 trunk apparel, Order; 9 bags potatoes, 7 bags flour, J Patterson; 2 cases 1 package woollens, 16 bags apples, 12 bags onions, 4000 feet timber, 20,000 shingles, 47 stones, 26 kegs white lead, EM Sayers. Sir John Franklin
Sailed - 21 March -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, for Launceston in balast
Sailed - 21 March -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, 152 tons, Capt Cowton, for Launceston in balast, Passengers Mr C Irving, Mr Howard and J Cordell
Sailed - 21 March -
Essington
schooner 123 tons, Capt John Archer, for Launceston in balast, Passengers J Gibbs
Sailed - 21 March -
Colombian
barque 275 tons, Capt Waken, from Liverpool 21 Oct 1839, arrived at Port Phillip 18 Mar 1940, - see Colombian notes
Sailed - 21 March -
Rajastan
ship 601 tons, Capt Ritchie, for Bombay in balast

Friday 27th March -


Arrived - 24 March -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons, Capt EM Gill, from Hobart Imports image
Sailed - 26 March -
Alice Brooks
barque 212 tons, Capt Scott, for London Exports 705 bales wool, 1 box accounts, 1 parcel New Zealand matting, 1 box
Sailed - 26 March -
Bandicoot
schooner 62 tons, Griffiths, for Hobart Exports 157 pieces 11 casks 1 barrel, 1 bundle iron machinery, 20 bales wool
Sailed - 26 March -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons, Symmonds, for Launceston Exports 31 bags wheat, 1 packet slops
Sailed - 26 March -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Harding, for Launceston Passengers Mrs Roberts and child, and Mr Todd. Exports 10 casks horse shoes, 6 waggons, 75 packages
Sailed - 26 March -
Hindostan
ship 500 tons, Capt J Lamb, for London Exports 274 casks oil shipped at Hobart, 1188 bales wool

Tuesday 31st March -


Sailed - 28 March -
Henry
brig 106 tons, Toby, for Launceston Passengers Messrs William and John Wood, R Bostock, John Archer and Williamson. Cargo 1 horse.
Sailed - 28 March -
Gem
schooner 76 tons, R Bell, for Launceston Cargo 1 case haberdashery
Sailed - 30 March -
Tasmanian Lass
49 tons, Wm Lovitt, for Launceston in balast

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