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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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May


Aust Papers has copies of Launceston Courier for movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840, also Geelong Advertiser for shipping from Nov 1840 at Geelong and Melbourne.
The Commercial journal and advertiser based in Sydney has shipping on Page 2.
Lillias

Tuesday 5th May -


Arrived - 1 May -
Lillias
schooner 89 tons, Capt 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
Arrived - 2 May -
Lookin
schooner 76 tons, Capt 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.
Arrived - 2 May -
China
ship 610 tons, Capt Alexander Robertson, from London - see China notes.
Arrived - 2 May -
Thomas Laurie
barque 273 tons, Capt price, from London - see Thomas Laurie notes.
Sailed - 2 May -
Lord Goderich
barque 469 tons, Capt Kay, for India - see Lord Goderich notes.
Sailed - 2 May -
Maria
schooner 137 tons, Capt G Stewart, for Hobart Passengers Messrs Osborne, Manning, McAlister. Exports part of original cargo, 130 barrels pork, 164 cheeses, 19 tun butts empty, 5 tun butts shook
Sailed - 4 May -
Enterprise
schooner 55 tons, Capt Edward Bishop, for Launceston Passengers Mr Allan. Exports 10 bales, 23 quarter casks wine, 25 barrels tar, 8 barrels pitch, 5 barrels vinegar, 8 barrels pork, 1 package felt, 2 cases.
Sailed - 4 May -
Bracken Moor
ship 371 tons, Capt D Smith, for Hobart - see Bracken Moor notes.
Sailed - 4 May -
Tomatia
barque 428 tons, Capt Wingate, for Batavia
Sailed - 4 May -
India
barque 475 tons, Capt Hugh Campbell, for Sydney - see India notes.

Friday 8th May -


Arrived - 5 May -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 96 tons, Capt J Mitchell, from Hobart on 23 Apr. Passengers cabin Messrs Livingstone and Sudenburg.
Arrived - 5 May -
Bandicoot
schooner 51 tons, Capt T Griffiths, from Hobart on 16 Apr. Passengers Mr Blythe, John Campbell, J McMillan, Eliza Broad, W Riley.
Arrived - 5 May -
Blossom
schooner 44 tons, Capt J Powell, from Hobart on 25 Apr. Passengers Mr F Martin.
Arrived - 6 May -
Lord Sidmouth
barque 200 tons, Capt Marr, from Hobart on 25 Apr. Passengers cabin Major Newman and 5 chn, HF Gisborne Esq, Messrs Gatehouse, Rowe and Pogson; steerage J Armenger, W Dougherty and wife, P Dowling, P Dearton and wife, Mrs E Roberts, T Maxwell, E Edwards, Norton, J Moodie, W Hawsell, J Beard. Imports image
Arrived - 7 May -
Charlotte
schooner 96 tons, Capt Tregurtha, from Launceston on 3 May. Passengers cabin Messrs J Williamson, K Clarke, J Archer, M OHalloran, S Reeves, R Clarke; steerage John Monks, H Miller, Thomas Morley, J Clarke, and Mary Miller
Arrived - 7 May -
Strathfieldsaye
barque tons, Capt Spence, from Sydney on 24 Apr. - see Strathfieldsaye notes. See 12 May for reports
Arrived - 7 May -
Arab
barque tons, Capt Hedges, from Launceston . See 12 May for reports
Blossom
Agnes and Elizabeth Bandicoot Lord Sidmouth
Sailed - 6 May -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell, Mr Cottrell, Miss De Little, Messrs Lukin and Farrell. Exports 300 sheep
Sailed - 6 May -
Henry
schooner 107 tons, Capt Toby, for Launceston Exports 16 bales wool
Sailed - 6 May -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons, Capt 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
Reported - 6 May -
Eagle
schooner at Launceston and bound for Portland Bay with 720 sheep, struck upon a rock in Whirlpool Reach, whilst going down the river from Launceston and shortly afterwards foundered. The sheep and cattle were landed safe and it is supposed the vessel will be got up without much trouble - Launceston Advertiser 22 April.
Sailed - 7 May -
Bandicoot
schooner 51 tons, Capt Griffiths, for Hobart in ballast

Tuesday 12 May -


Arrived - 9 May -
Strathfieldsaye
barque 476 tons, Capt Spence - see Strathfieldsaye notes.
Arrived - 9 May -
Arab
barque 338 tons, Capt Hedges, from London via Launceston - see Arab notes.
Arrived - 10 May -
Orisa
- see Orissa page
Arrived - 10 May -
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Capt Birkenshaw, from Sydney on 28 April Passengers Andrew Kerr, wife and 3 vhn, Peter Suite and wife, JF Hopwood and wife, M Reid, and W Barnes.
Christina Christina
Joshua Carroll and Paul Pry

Friday 15th May -

Paul Pry
Arrived - 14 May -
Joshua Carroll
schooner 160 tons, Capt Porter, from Launceston on 11 May. Imports
Arrived - 14 May -
Paul Pry
schooner Capt Harding from Launceston Imports image
Arrived - 14 May -
Enterprise
schooner Capt Bishop from South Australia
Sailed - 12 May -
Lookin
schooner 78 tons, Capt 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
Sailed - 13 May -
Louisa Campbell
barque 278 tons, Capt Darby, for Sydney - see Louisa Campbell notes.

Tuesday 19th May -


Arrived - 15 May -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons, Capt W Coweell, from Adelaide on 6 May. Passengers Mr W Locke, jun., Mr Kennedy; steerage 3 Camerons. Imports 102 bags sugar, 44 coils rope, 1 case drugs, 9 boxes candles, 5 tons iron. Reeves & Locke.
Sailed - 15 May -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 96 tons, Capt Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers Miss Carter, Messrs Gatehouse, Rowe, and Blyth; steerage Owen Bile. Exports 5 kegs tobacco, 3 casks brassware, 2 cases pins.
Sailed - 16 May -
Gem
schooner 91 tons, Capt Bell, for Launceston Passengers Messrs Charles Powell, G Ashton, John Williamson. Exports 2 pipes 1 puncheon 6 hogsheads rum

Sorry - overlooked 22 May. Quarantine Station

Tuesday 26th May -

Quarantine Station reports people are recovering. Reported 2 June - The Glen Huntley will be released from Quarantine this day.
Sailed - 23 May -
Socrates
barque, 152 tons, Capt Cowton, for Launceston in ballast Passengers Colin Campbell Esq., Reported 2 June - Socrates arrived in Launceston Weds evening, having made the run over in only 24 hours.
Sailed - 23 May -
Joshua Carroll
schooner 150 tons, Capt 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.
Sailed - 23 May -
China
ship, 658 tons, cCapt Robertson, for Sydney in ballast - see China notes.

Tuesday 2nd June -

Perseverance
Sailed - 29 May -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons, Capt H Irvine, for Adelaide Passengers cabin Mr Snodgrass, Mademoiselle Elise Siegard, Mr William Locke, jun., supercargo. Steerage John Jamison, and John McGlashan. Exports
Sailed - 29 May -
Blossom
schooner 43 tons Capt J Powell, for Hobart Passengers Mrs Spiers, Mr Ward. Exports 22 tierces beef, 3 cases merchandise
Sailed - 29 May -
Mariner
schooner 46 tons, Capt A Gullin, for Launceston Exports 6 hogsheads porter, 3 hogsheads pale ale, 2 hogsheads Pimlico ale, 5 cases sherry, 1 case port, 69 bags sugar, 1 bale 4 cases merinos

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