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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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April


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.

3rd April -


Note - 1 April - Captain Ruffle is formerly Captain of the Henry
Report - 1 Apr -
Gratitude
had a problem while loading - its boat foundered between Point Henry and Corio Bay near Geelong, when full of goods, and then floated, no lives were lost, only the goods being moved to the Gratitude.
Arrived - 1 April -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons, Capt Ruffle, from Lauceston on 26 March via Geelong, Passengers cabin Messrs Webster Airey, Clarke, Hagen and Rawling, steerage Hurstly, Knuckley Frampton, Graham, Creamer, Harris, Farrell, Hushry, Ramsay, Miller, Allen, E Marrick with wife and 2 chn. Imports 535 sheep, 5 horses, 1000 bundles palings, 4 bags sugar, 1 bag salt, 6 tons flour, 2 chests 1 box 10 lbs tea, 1 dray and harness, 1 case ironmongery, 1 box soap, 3 iron pots, 1 tent tarpaulin, 1 cot, 1 chair, 1 table, 2 muskets, 1 cross-cut saw, 3 spades, 1/4 ton sugar, 1 cask wine, 60 hurdles, Order.
Arrived - 1 April -
Essington
schooner 125 tons, Capt Archer, from Lauceston on 29 Mar Imports 23 horses
Arrived - 2 April -
Bessy
schooner 51 tons, Capt Maling, fron Sydney on 15 March. Passengers Messrs G Arden, W White, and Charles Acold. Imports 7 cases merchandise, Dimwoodie; 26 cases merchandise, 10 bags flour, HW Mason; 4 casks sugar, 1 case woollens, 54 quarter-casks wine, 3 cases 1 bale goods, 12 coils rope, 4 cans oil, 193 pieces fencing, 6 barrels pitch, 2500 feet cedar, Order; 2 cases goods, 2 cases slops, M Lazarus; 2 cases goods, G Lilly; 3 casks 2 cases, 3 kegs, 1 butt, Campbell & Woolley.
Arrived - 2 April -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, from Lauceston on 30 Mar. Passengers Messrs Headdare, Sloden, Jackson, Taylor, Mrs A Cottrell and Thomas Pearson. Imports 460 sheep, 1 horse, 1 mare, 15 rams, 27 bags flour, 24 bags oats, 18 bags salt, 5 bags bran, 3 cases slops, 8 packages furniture, 1 case, 1 cask lime juice, Order; 32 bags oats, Hind & Co; 28 bags flour, 2 casks ditto, 1 horse, Headlam; 14 bags flour, Bell; 5 quarter-chests tea, 1 cask crockery, A Cottrell.
Sailed - 1 April -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons, Capt Smith, for Hobart. Passengers Misses Rule and Calder, Mr and Mrs Bateman, Messrs Porter, Learmonth and Bember. Exports 200 sheep
Sailed - 1 April -
Lookin
schooner 78 tons, Capt Murray, for the River Mersey and Lauceston in balast
Sailed - 1 April -
Blossom
schooner 52 tons, Capt Powell, for Hobart in balast. Passengers Mr McIvor
Sailed - 1 April -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 74 tons, Capt Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers A Grant, Mrs Mitchell, Jean McGregor. Exports 9 bales wool, 1/2 ton iron, 6 cases candles, 2 casks mutton, 2 bhds rum, 2 bhds brandy.
Sailed - 1 April -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons, Capt Ruffle, for Lauceston in balast

7th April -


Arrived - 4 April -
Adelaide
schooner 96 tons, Capt Smith, from Hobart on 30 March. Passengers Mrs McGrath and 2 chn, Mrs Roberts, Messrs Atkins and Alexander; steerage W Tibott, B Stanton, James Barlow, James Harris and King. Imports image
Arrived - 4 April -
Shamrock
cutter 35 tons, Capt Fraser from Hobart on 25 Mar, Passengers John Jones, John Weaver, George Atkins, and Thomas Davis. Imports image
Arrived - 4 April -
Elizabeth
schooner 58 tons, Capt Riley, from Hobart on 22 March. Passengers Mr Farron. Imports 8000 feet timber, 10,000 shingles, 8000 laths, 19 bags onions, 90 bags bran, 1 case marble, 3 casks salt, EM Sayers; 21 bags potatoes, 3 casks apples, GS Brodie; 3 casks apples, Order.
Arrived - 4 April -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, Capt Cowton from Lauceston on 30 Mar. Passengers cabin Messrs Thomson, Bruce and Brown; steerage Edenswill, Thompson, and Walker. Cargo 932 sheep, 2 horses and 2 bullocks, 1 cart, Order.
Arrived - 6 April -
Jewess
brig 204 tons, Capt 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 - 6 April -
Socrates
barque 152 tons, Capt Cowton for Lau. Passengers Airey and Clarke, Esqs. Exports 4 cases whaling gear
Adelaide Shamrock Jewess

9th April -

Charlotte
Arrived - 7 April -
Lord Goderich
barque 460 tons, Capt P Kay from London via Lauceston - see Lord Goderich notes.
Arrived - 7 April -
Mary Hay
barque 253 tons, Capt Volum from Hobart on 31 March. Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Beveridge and child, Messrs Worsley, Birch, Clinch and Haines, and 12 in the steerage. Imports 135,000 shingles, 600 feet palings, 15 tons potatoes, 1 bale hair, 3 bhds lime, 1 gig and harness, 7 horses, 14,000 feet timber, 30 boxes startch, Order; 17 horses, 15 pigs, Mr Haines; 1 cow, 1 horse, Birch; 18 packages fruit, AD Volum.
Arrived - 8 April -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, Capt Tregurtha from Lauceston on 2 April via Geelong. Passengers EP Tregurtha, A Dennis Esqs., Mrs Lee, Messrs Davis and Pollard, and 6 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 9 April -
Tomatin
barque 428 tons, Capt Wingate from Greenock - see Tomatin notes.
Arrived - 9 April -
India
ahip 493 tons, Capt Hugh Campbell from Greenock - see India notes.
Arrived - 9 April -
Seppings
ship 343 tons, Capt Rawlings from Calcutta and the Mauritius via Adelaide. - see Seppings notes.
Sailed - 8 April -
Bessy
schooner 61 tons, Capt Maling for Sydney in balast
Sailed - 8 April -
Shamrock
cutter 35 tons, Capt Frasier for Hobart. Exports 19 hides.
Sailed - 8 April -
Caroline
brig 187 tons, Capt Fox for Sydney. Export 5 casks tallow, 4 hhds brandy.
Sailed - 9 April -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons, Capt JM Gill for Hobart. Passengers Mr Brunton. Exports 78 hides, 1 steam boiler, 12 pieces machinery.

14th April -


Arrived - 11 April -
Prince George
revenue cutter, 79 tons, Capt Moore, from Sydney 1 March.
Arrived - 13 April -
Essex
brig 211 tons, Capt Roxby from New Zealand 23 March. Passengers Messrs Arrowsmith, Kullum and Muller. Imports 212 piecces timber, 2 coils rope and 1 bale tobacco, part of original cargo from Lauceston
Mary

17th April -


Arrived - 14 April -
Mary
cutter 41 tons, Capt Barton from Hobart. Passengers Henry Thomas. Imports image
Arrived - 15 April -
Lowestoft
schooner 117 tons, Capt Ruffle from Lauceston
Arrived - 16 April -
Louisa Campbell
barque 280 tons, Capt Darby from London. - see Louisa Campbell notes.
Arrived - 16 April -
Paul Pry
schooner 96 tons, Capt Harding from Lauceston
Sailed - 15 April -
Seppings
barque 344 tons, Capt Corry Rawlings, for Sydney
Sailed - 16 April -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, Capt Tregurtha for Lauceston Export 42 bales wool

21st April -


Arrived - 16 April -
Lowestoft
schooner 117 tons, Capt Ruffle from Lauceston Passengers cabin Messrs James Malcolm, George Allen, Edward Rand, James Haines, Mrs G Allen; steerage B Stratford, W Calvert, P James. Imports 820 sheep, 5 horses, Malcolm.
Arrived - 17 April -
Glen Huntley
barque 430 tons, Capt Buchanan from Greenock and Oban - see Glen Huntley page.
Arrived - 18 April -
Joshua Carroll
schooner 143 tons, Capt 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 - 18 April -
Maria
schooner 136 tons, Capt Stuart from Hobart, Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Walker, Messrs Osborne, Jones, Hudson, Niblet, Mrs Frost and 3 chn, Miss Frost. Image
Arrived - 18 April -
Caledonia
barque 190 tons, Capt Symers, from Manilla and China via Swan River, King George's Sound and Adelaide, Passengers Captain Pierson, child and servant, Messrs Taunton, Gilbert, Chapman, Robertson, From Adelaide Lieut Kirsopp, Mr Miller. Image
Joshua Carroll Maria Maria Caledonia
Arrived - 18 April -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Capt Harding from Lauceston Passengers cabin Captain and Mrs Downs, Messrs J Farrel, Setley, Andrews, Melham, Mrs Harding; steerage Mr and Mrs Coeran.
Sailed - 20 April -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons, Capt Ruffle for Lauceston Passengers Messrs Sayers, Stewart, Miller, Pierce, Barnett, McLean, Ramsdale, Rawlins. Exports 200 sheep
Sailed - 20 April -
Essex
brig 211 tons, Capt Roxby for Lauceston Passengers Messrs Arrowsmith, Killem, Miller. Exports part of original cargo from New Zealand

24th April -


Arrived - 23 April -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby from Lauceston on 14 April, Passengers cabin Mrs Robinson, Mrs Gardner, Messrs Blane, R Murray, A McDowell; steerage D McIntyre, J Smith, William Leard, J Thompson, W Donner. Imports image
Arrived - 23 April -
Thomas Laurie
barque from London vis Circular Head and Lauceston
Arrived - 23 April -
Gem
schooner from Lauceston
Arrived - 23 April -
Lookin
schooner from Launceston
Henry Thomas Laurie

Sailed - 22 April -
Jewess
brig 204 tons, Capt 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
Sailed - 22 April -
Caledonia
barque 190 tons, Capt Symers for Sydney Passengers cabin Captain Pierson, child and servant, Messrs Taunton, Chapman, Gilbert and Robertson. Left with part of original cargo from China and Manilla.
Sailed - 23 April -
Elizabeth
schooner 58 tons, Capt W Riley for Hobart Passengers Mrs Mary Martin, Mrs Charles Simmons, Mr George Miller.Exports part of original cargo, 25 hides

28th April -


Arrived - 27 April -
Enterprise
schooner 56 tons, Capt G Bishop from Lauceston Passengers Mrs Slack, and W Riley. Imports 5000 feet sawn timber, 27000 shingles, 13000 laths, 2400 broad paling, 4 bags flour, Reece & Locke; 22 bags flour, E Taylor; 61 sacks barley, McCabe; 25 bags potatoes, 2 barrels fruit, Order; 600 battens, W Wright; 1 case slops, Benjamin; 10 sacks barley, J Ashton; 12 tons building stones, Bently; 40 bushels apples, E Bishop.
Sailed - 25 April -
Mary Hay
barque 255 tons, Capt AD Volum for Hobart Passengers Messrs Power, McPhee, Milner. Exports 45 bullocks, 500 sheep
Sailed - 25 April -
Indus
ship 368 tons, Capt McFarlane for Calcutta in balast
Sailed - 27 April -
Mary
cutter 42 tons, Capt T Burton for Hobart in balast, Passengers James Williams and Jane Williams
Detained - 27 April -
Prince George
revenue cutter, actively attending on the Quarantine Station

01st May -


Arrived - 28 April -
Superb
barque 635 tons, Capt Neil Shannon, from Hokianga, New Zealand. Passengers cabin Messrs Rutland, FE Manning, Stewart; steerage Mr Parnell. Imports 524 pieces sawn timber, 14 square spars, O Gourlay.
Arrived - 28 April -
Elizabeth Lloyd
schooner 89 tons, Capt Peter Armstrong, from Adelaide, in ballast, Passenger T Clark, Esq.
Arrived - 30 April -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, from Launceston on 26 April. Passengers Mr Douglas, wife and 2 chn, Mr Russell and wife, Mrs Bell, Miss De Little, Mrs H Condell; steerage Ellen Harding, JN Murray, William Bradly. Imports 10,196 feet timber, 6000 paling, 30 bags flour, Order; 300 sheep, 4 horses, 4 bullocks, 6 bags flour, 2 bags sugar, 1 chest tea, 1 bag rice, 56 lbs tobacco, 10 packages, H Douglass; 2 horses, 1 gig, P Russell. Gem
Arrived - 30 April -
Emily
schooner 26 tons, Capt John Henry, from Sydney on 3 April. Imports building materials, George Porter.
Arrived - 30 April -
Gem
schooner 76 tons, Capt R Bell, from Launceston 15 April, Passenger Mr W Wright. Imports list
Sailed - 28 April -
Jane and Emma
cutter 33 tons, Capt 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.
Sailed - 30 April -
Boujah Maiden
schooner 28 tons, Capt D Findlay, for Launceston, in ballast. Passenger Mr McKay
Sailed - 30 April -
Gratitude
barque, 271 tons, Capt Robertson, for Hobart in ballast, and with part of original cargo.

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