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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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July


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


Friday 3rd July -

Tamar
Arrived - 2 July -
Joshua Carroll
schooner Capt Porter, from Launceston Passengers Caprain and Mrs Smyth, Mr Sayers, Mr and MrsClarke and 2 chn, Thomas Bailey, J Spurry. Imports 4 packages furniture, 14 tons flour, 15 tons pollard, 9 tons hay, 2 tons potatoes, 960 bushels oats, 34 chests tea, 34600 palings, 1383 bushels oats
Arrived - 2 July -
Tamar
schooner Capt Bell, from Launceston Passengers Mr William OConnor, Mr Thomas Field, Mr and Mrs Solomon, Mr A Cottrell, Mr Fare, Mr Walford, Mrs Martin and 9 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 2 July -
Paul Pry
schooner Capt Harding from Launceston Imports 295 bags flour S, 23 bags bran, 4 bags sharps SX, 9 rolls lead, Order; 90 bags oats, 3000 laths, 45 bags flour, 300 palings, Harding; 94 bags bran, Ashton; 32 bags wheat, Capmbell & Woolley
Sailed - 1 July -
Majestic
barque 316 tons, Capt Smith for Hoabrt Passengers Dr and Mrs Fowler, Messrs JF Strachan, Petrie, Storie, W ONeal, J Wakeshaw - see Majestic notes. Exports 3 barrels ale, 1 cask Constantia, 1 case books, 2 cases preservatives, 19 hhds porter
Sailed - 2 July -
Elizabeth
schooner 33 tons Capt Stiles, for Launceston Passengers Messrs Bennett and Ashton Exports 6 bales merchandise

Tuesday 7th July -


Arrived - 4 July -
Mellish
barque 424 tons, Capt Jones from London - see Mellish notes.
Arrived - 6 July -
Lord Sidmonth
barque Capt Marr from Hobart on 28 June Passengers Dr E and Mrs Hobson, Messrs Proctor, JA Brown, Umphelly, and Judge Donnithorne. Imports image
Sailed - 2 July -
Cintra
schooner 117 tons Capt Renfree for Stdney with part of original cargo - see Cintra notes.
Sailed - 6 July -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt Bell for Launceston in ballast Passengers Messrs D and N OConnor, T Field, Farre, Mrs Walford, Mr Anderson and Miss Anderson

Friday 10th July -


Arrived - 8 July -
Jean
brig 200 tons, Capt Clark from Hobart on 25 June Passengers Mr and Mrs H Miller and 3 chn, Mr J Thompson, steerage G Coleman, wife and 2 chn, J Watson, J Slater, M Murphy, J George, M Henry, J Taylor, T Jones, John Smith. Imports image
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Lord Sidmonth
Jean
Jean
Arrived - 8 July -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons, Capt Symonds from Launceston Passengers Mr Adamson Imports 50 bags flour, 100 bags barley, 30 bags bran, 50 bags oats, 24 bags wheat, 1 malt mill, 1 plough, 1 bundle box-plants, 2 coops poultry, 1 box apparel, 3 barrels oil, 4 bushels apples, Symonds
Sailed - 7 July -
Caroline
brig 181 tons, Capt Rogers for Sydney Passengers cabin Mr Leigh, steerage Gillon, Roberts and Johnson Exports 4 cases cigars
Sailed - 7 July -
Truganina
schooner 61 tons, Capt Patterson for Adelaide Passengers J Robinson and G Lee. Exports 166 bags salt, 12 bags potatoes, 128 bags oats, 20 bags bran, 163 bags flour, 18 bags bran, 51 bags potatoes, 24 casks pork, 41 casks pork, 2 cases silks, 1 case silks, 2 cases hats, 1 case linens
Sailed - 7 July -
Emma
brig 121 tons, Capt Ward for La via Geelong Passengers cabin Count Streleski, Messrs JM Matson, and T Annesley, Mrs Kent and 2 chn; steerage W Jobler, Cummings, J Stack and J White. Exports 10 bolts copper, 1 case salt, 700 sheep, 2 bales colonial leaf tobacco.
Sailed - 9 July -
Challenger
schooner 80 tons, Capt Winter for Hobart with part of original cargo. Passengers J Weatherhead, wife and 3 chn - see Challenger notes.

Tuesday 14th July -


Arrived - 10 July -
Coromandel
ship 650 tons Capt Lobbin from London - see Coromandel notes.
Arrived - 11 July -
Mariner
sch 46 tons Capt Guillan from Launceston via Portland Bay Passengers M and Mrs Cromam
Sailed - 10 July -
Brankenmoor
barque 373 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Fowler, Messrs Osborne, McDonald, Worsley, Jones, Thompson, and Clinch; 4 in steerage. - see Brankenmoor notes.
Sailed - 10 July -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Passengers Messrs Guy, Duncan, Grant, Evans, Day and Mrs Hanson. Exports 100 sheep
Sailed - 11 July -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons Capt Symonds for Launceston Passengers John Cancy and John Carr Exports 62 barrels pork, 17 barrels tallow, 2 barrels beef, 12 barrels beer, 1 barrel cider, 1 bale sacks
Sailed - 13 July -
Statesman
barque 315 tons Capt Quiller for Sydney - see Statesman notes.
Sailed - 13 July -
Tamar
for Launceston

Friday 17th July -


Arrived - 15 July -
Perseverance
sch 45 tons Capt Irvine from Adelaide 8 July Passengers Mr Cooke and 2 chn, Mr W Locke Imports 106 bags sugar, 83 coils rope, 31 cases sago, 6 casks ketchup, 88 kegs white lead (part of original cargo returned) 30,000 Manilla cigars, 74 bags sugar, Reeves & Locke.
Arrived - 16 July -
Industry
schooner Capt Spoule from Launceston via Sydney Passengers Mr Keoble and Mr Alexander Wilson Imports on Page 2, 21 July in.jpg
Sailed - 16 July -
Perseverance
schooner 45 tons Capt Irvine from Adelaide
Report - 17 July -
Lookin
has been purchased by Mr I Simmons of Sydney for 1200 Sovereigns.
Report - 17 July -
Mary Ridgeway
believed to have anchored at Williams Town Thursday evening. She reported she left Sydney nearly a month ago for Port Phillip, put back yesterday after having been westward of Curtis's Group; her cargo was badly stowed and it is probable she will be detained several days before she leaves Sydney

Tuesday 21st July -


Arrived - 17 July -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons Capt Ruffle from Launceston on 13 July Passengers cabin Messrs Russell, Coulson, Miss J Lyle; steerage John and William Barry, Catherine Blakely, Edward Patterson Imports
Arrived - 17 July -
Bright Planet
barque 180 tons Capt Lawler from Sydney on 23 June Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Dobson, two Misses Cunningham, Messrs Hodgson, Cashmore, McCallum, Townsend; steerage Mrs and Miss Hill, Messrs Rintwell, Cohen and Harrison Imports
Report - 21 July -
Bright Planet
Captain Lawler has brought with him a splendid racing gig called the Pelter, which has carried off the prize at several late regattas held in Sydney. Is is for sale. Imports include 2 heifers, a bull and a calf of the celebrated Kyle of Ayreshire breed, imported to Sydney by Mr Cunningham 2 images
Arrived - 18 July -
Theresa
ship 496 tons Capt Young from London via Plymouth 24 March - see Theresa notes.
Sailed - 18 July -
Cumberland
barque Capt Osborne, for Valparaiso Passengers Messrs J Brennan and W Miller Exports 275 sheep, 30 tons hay, 150 tons coals (part of original cargo).
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Bright Planet
Bright Planet
Bright Planet

Friday 24th July -


Arrived - 23 July -
Water Lilly
schooner 230 tons Capt 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 wla wlb images
Report - 23 July -
Lady Emma
was aground in the western channel, when the Water Lilly came up the bay.
Arrived - 23 July -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith, from Hobart Passengers Mrs Patterson and child Imports 2 images
Sailed - 22 July -
Lord Sidmouth
barque 195 tons Capt Marr, for Hobart Passengers cabin Mr OConnor, Mr O Williams; steerage J Spottiswoode
Sailed - 23 July -
Joshua Carroll
schooner 143 tons Capt Porter, for Adelaide Passengers Mr and Mrs Allen, Miss Allen, Mr Sayers, Mr Hagen, Miss Watson, Mr OBrien
Sailed - 23 July -
Cumberland
barque, Capt Osborne, for Valparaiso. Passengers Messrs Brenan and Miller. Cargo 250 sheep and 200 tons coals
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Lillias
Lillias
Lillias

Tuesday 28th July -


Arrived - 23 July -
Gunya
barque 277 tons Capt Reside from Singapore via Adelaide Imports
Arrived - 25 July -
Curlew
schooner 97 tons Capt Watson from Sydney on 6 May Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Hordern and 7 chn, Messrs Sherwin, Doyle, Watts, and Dr King; steerage J Steel, T Flynn, T Ganley, J McGill, Mrs Dempsey, Mary and Catherine Dempsey Imports
Arrived - 25 July -
Lady of the Lake
barque 243 tons Capt Harbough from Hobart on 6 July Passengers cabin Mr Proctor, Mr Elliott, wife and 2 chn Mary Ann Laing and child; steerage G Verge, C Wells, Mary Connell and 4 chn, T Laing, W Kelly, N Solmes.
Report - 14 July -
Lady of the Lake
is daily expected from Hobart with the furniture imported in the American ship Tybee, Captain Millett. see the Sydney list of cargo expected, and the Imports declared
Arrived - 26 July -
Mary Hay
barque 253 tons Capt Volum from Hobart on 23 July Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs McWay and child, Mr Hutton, Mr Barclay, and 10 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 26 July -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha from Launceston on 23 July Passengers Messrs A Thom, McLeod, F Bennett, C Sharpe
Arrived - 26 July -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby from Launceston on 23 July Passengers Mr W Bedds and 2 chn, Mr Wignall, Miss Agan, steerage John Potter and wife Imports
Arrived - 27 July -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons Capt Griffiths from Hobart on 12 July Imports
Arrived - 27 July -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 75 tons Capt Mitchell from Hobart on 14 July Passengers Mr and Mrs Eagle and child, 4 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 27 July -
Gem
schooner 78 tons Capt Bell from Launceston on 23 July Passengers cabin Messrs W Fryer, Rodger, J Barrett and H Campbell, 12 in the steerage Imports 31 Jul image
Arrived - 27 July -
Scout
nrig 95 tons Capt Gwatkin from Launceston on 24 July Imports
Arrived - 27 July -
Elizabeth
schooner 35 tons Capt Stiles from Launceston Passengers Mr Fossey Imports
Report - 28 July -
Enterprise
Capt Bishop, from Launceston put back to Launceston disabled, prior to 26 July when the Henry sailed, and it was expected she would be condemned. The cargo is said to be much damaged.
Report - 28 July -
Goshawk
Capt Willey left Sydney 14 July for PP
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Gunya
Curlew
Curlew
Lady - expected cargo Lady of the LakeLady - Imports Lady of the Lake Mary Hay Mary HayHenry Henry
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Bandicoot
Agnes and Elizabeth
Agnes and Elizabeth
Gem Gem Scout  Scout Elizabeth Elizabeth

Friday 31st July -


Arrived - 28 July -
Mary
cutter 20 tons, Capt Ludwick from Launceston Imports 29 bags barley, 1 tank, 2 tons potatoes, 1000 paling, 500 feet pine, 10,000 shingles, 4000 laths, 1 case apples
Sailed - 29 July -
Industry
schooner 96 tons Capt Sproul for Launceston Exports 41 tons coals
The schooner Industry has been purchased by Mr Ashton from Captain Bell of the Gem, for the sum of 1050 sovereigns. She is intended to be a regular trader between Launceston and this port
Report - 28 July -
Sir John Franklin
Gill which sailed for PP on 2 July, was obliged to return July 19 with loss of anchors, cables, sails etc fduring a violent gale in the straits

4th August -


Sailed - 31 July -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons, Capt Griffiths, for Hobart in ballast
Sailed - 31 July -
Elizabeth
schooner 33 tons, Capt Stiles, for Launceston, Passengers Messrs Ashton and Simon. Exports 10 tons soap, 100 sheep

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