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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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December


The Clonmel is a new steam ship, using coal instead of sails. New technology caused a clash at Launceston, where the Rules did not please the Captain. The Clonmel left Sydney 30 Dec 1840 and was Shipwrecked 2 Jan 1841

Adelaide

4th December -


Arrived - 2 Dec -
Adelaide
schooner 96 tons Capt Lovett from Hobart. Imports
Arrived - 2 Dec -
Maquasha
brig 152 tons Capt Taylor from Hobart. Imports 110 kegs nails, 75 bags rice, 55 bales hay, 1 gig, 1 set harness, 179 bags potatoes, 1 case wafers, 65446 feet timber, 30,000 shingles, 4000 laths, 76 bags bran, 10 bags pollard, 2 casks lime juice, Turnbull, Orr & Co; 20 bags barleys, Porter & White
Arrived - 2 Dec -
Margaret
schooner 57 tons Capt Hudspeth from Hobart. Imports 20 barrels flour, 4 bags sugar, 1 half-pipe Cape wine, 2 chests tea, 2 bales tobacco stems, 1 cask pitch, 1 jar spirits of tar, 1 keg 1 cask nails, 2 cans turpentine, 2 bags boots, 7700 shingles, 162 packages furniture, 6 hhds oil, 10 bags flour, 3 casks sugar, 1 case slops, 1 can oil, Order.
Arrived - 2 Dec -
Harvest Home
barque 268 tons Capt Todd from New Zealand. Imports 3129 pieces sawn timber, Thomas, Enscoe & James.
Sailed - 1 Dec -
Jewess
brig 204 tons Capt Johnson for Launceston Passengers Messrs Cochrane, Cameron, McLeay, Manning, Sergeantson and 2 in the steerage. Exports 2 cases haberdashery, 200 bundles iron.
Sailed - 1 Dec -
William Woolley
brig 188 tons Capt Truscott for Sydney Passengers Messrs M Queen, Slick. Exports 20 barrels 9 hhds brandy, 8 kegs nails, 28 barrels pitch, 50 barrels 90 half-barrels tar, 3 casks hardware, 6 casks tallow.
Sailed - 2 Dec -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons Capt Ruffle for Launceston Passengers Messrs Farrell, Mortimer, Evans, Page, Johnson. Exports 280 sheep.

Saturday 5th December

- Geelong Advertiser no shipping reports

Tuesday 8th December -


Arrived - 5 Dec -
Clonmel
steam-ship 500 tons Lieut Tollervey commander, from Sydney 1 Dec Passengers Dr Curdie, Dr Jones, Capt McCallum, Captain Roach, Captain Grant, Monsieur and Madame Cautrot, Mrs Roach and child, Mrs Harper, Mrs Passmore, Mrs Hordern, Messrs Mackay, Sheen, McFarlane, Ryan, Beswick, Ellard, Jeffries, Harper, Ellard junior, Campbell, Capel, Webb, Jones, Rawson, Urquhart and 14 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 6 Dec -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha from Launceston on 4 Dec Passengers Messrs EP Tregurtha and R Clark, 2 in the steerage. Imports 20,000 feet timber, 16 pipes 11 half-pipes 9 quarter-pipes wine, 80 bags oats, 3000 broad paling, Order.
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Arrived - 7 Dec -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby from Launceston on 4 Dec Passengers Messrs Rand, McLean and family. Imports 15000 feet sawn timber, 5000 broad paling, 700 narrow paling, 1000 laths, 1500 shingles, Tolson, Geelong; 6 chests apparel, 2 casks hardware, 3 bullock-yokes, 1 corn screen, 2 sacks flour, 1 bag books, 3 horses, McLean, Geelong; 8870 broad paling, 50 bags bran, Order, Geelong. Compare account from the Launceston Gazette

Friday 11th December -


Arrived - 9 Dec -
Glenalvon
brig 212 tons Capt Young from London Passengers Messrs C and W Barnes, Hoe, Parsons and Alliburton Imports
Arrived at Launceston - 10 Dec -
Mariner
schooner 47 tons Capt Guillan from Portland Bay Passengers Matthew Atkin, Charles Boyd, Jeremiah Sullivan.
Sailed - 7 Dec -
Martin Luther
barque 496 tons Capt Swan for Angier in ballast
Sailed - 7 Dec -
Clonmel
steam-ship 500 tons Capt Tollervey for Launceston Passengers Messrs Roach, Williamson, Hermitage, McKenzie, McCrae, Benjamin, Barton, Capel, Jones, Webb, Wigaell and 2 in the steerage
Sailed - 9 Dec -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Capt Bell for Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell, Mr Raven. Exports 30 bullocks, 12 casks pork.
Sailed - 9 Dec -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons Capt Gill for Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Valentine, Mr Morris. Exports 9 barrels prunes, 6 casks tallow, 4 kegs tobacco
Sailed - 9 Dec -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Passengers Mrs Wills and child, and 3 in the steerage. Exports 1 cask hardware, 1 jar saltpetre, 200 sheep
Sailed from Launceston - 10 Dec -
Clonmel
steamer Capt Tollervey for Port Phillip

Saturday 12th December

- Geelong Advertiser
Arrived 5 Dec
Lillias
schooner, Smith master, from Hobart
Arrived 5 Dec
Devonshire
schooner, Sutton master, from Melbourne
Arrived 8 Dec
Bouja Maiden
schooner, from Melbourne
Arrived 11 Dec
Henry
brig, Toby master, from Launceston with cargo of timber for Mr Tolson
Arrived 12 Dec
Charlotte
schooner, Farrington master, from Melbourne
Arrived 12 Dec
Shamrock
schooner, Boyd master, from Melbourne
Sailed 6 Dec
Governor La Trobe
, for Melbourne
Sailed 8 Dec
Devonshire
, for Melbourne
Sailed 9 Dec
Lillias
for Hobart
Sailed 11 Dec
Bouja Maiden
for Melbourne

Tuesday 15th December -


Arrived - 11 Dec -
Prince George
revenue cutter from a cruise of discovery.
Arrived - 13 Dec -
Midlothian
ship 414 tons Capt Morrison from Leith on 23 July - see Midlothian notes
Arrived - 13 Dec -
Orient
barque 596 tons Capt Wales from London on 2 Aug - see Orient notes
Arrived - 14 Dec -
Vesper
brig from Liverpool out 94 days - see Vesper notes
Arrived - 14 Dec -
Clonmel
steamship 500 tons Lieut Tollervey from Sydney Passengers Messrs Best, Lewis, Simpson, Campbell, Benjamin, Wignell, Capel, Roach, Mitchell, Wood, Elder, Burley, Cox, Gamble and 4 on the deck
Sailed - 11 Dec -
Margaret
schooner 44 tons Capt Hudspeth for Hobart via Geelong. Exports 100 sheep and part of original cargo
Sailed - 11 Dec -
Rovers Bride
cutter 50 tons Capt Heskott for Sydney Passengers Mr B Thompson. Exports 9 cases hats, 3 cases merchandise
Sailed - 11 Dec -
Christina
brig 116 tons Capt Birkinshaw for Sydney Passengers Mrs Smith, Miss Spencer, Messrs Banbury, Griffiths and 1 in steerage. Exports 4 cases saddlery, 2 casks ironmongery, 10 cases port, 23 bags coffee, 1 bag apples, 1 case raisins, 1 cask allspice, 7 cases champagne, 250 bags flour, 1 case haberdashery, 2 cases slops
Sailed - 14 Dec -
Perfect
ship 658 tons Capt Snell for Sydney with part of original cargo. - see Perfect notes Blossom

Friday 18th December -


Arrived - 14 Dec -
Dumfries
ship 468 tons Capt Thompson from London - see Dumfries notes
Arrived - 15 Dec -
Anne
barque 211 tons Capt Simpson from Leith - see Anne notes
Arrived - 15 Dec -
Blossom
schooner 49 tons Capt Jacobs from Portland Bay Passengers Messrs Chapman. Cameron, Bell, Wight, Duff
Arrived - 15 Dec -
Flying Squirel
87 tons Capt Clinch from Hobart
Sailed - 17 Dec -
Maquasha
schooner 152 tons Capt Taylor for Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Craig, Mr Smith. Exports 25 bullocks, 500 sheep, 2 casks lime juice.

Saturday 19th December

- Geelong Advertiser
Arrived - 12 Dec -
Majestic
ship 366 tons, Smith master, from Williams Town
Arrived - 15 Dec -
Governor la Trobe
cutter, Dick master, from Melbourne
Arrived - 15 Dec -
Margaret
schooner, from Melbourne
Arrived - 17 Dec -
Bouja Maiden
schooner, Paul master, from Melbourne
Arrived - 17 Dec -
Devonshire
schooner, Sutton master, from Melbourne
Sailed - 15 Dec -
Charlotte
schooner, Farrington master, for Melbourne
Sailed - 17 Dec -
Governor la Trobe
cutter, for Melbourne
Sailed - 17 Dec -
Shamrock
schooner, Boyd master, for Melbourne
Also on Page 2, Overland visitors C Williams Esq., J Purves, Esq., Dr Cotter, J Cavanagh Esq., Darlotte Esq., J Deane Esq., J Watson Esq., J Boden Esq.,

Tuesday 22nd December -

Porter
Arrived - 20 Dec -
Porter
brig 257 tons Capt Porter from Sydney Passengers Mrs Porter, Miss and Master Porter, Mr and Mrs Foster, Mrs Donnell, Messrs Horrocks, RR Spottiswood, R Flinders, Alexander Cummings. Imports
Arrived - 20 Dec -
Eagle
barque 438 tons Capt Buckley from Sydney Passengers Mrs Dutton and 2 chn, Mrs Simpson and child, Miss Powton, Mr Craig, Lieut Ross RN, Mrs Ross and 4 chn, Mr L'Estrange and 25 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 20 Dec -
Flying Squirel
87 tons Capt Clinch from Hobart Passengers Messrs McKenzie, Barnett and 21 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 21 Dec -
Will Watch
schooner 60 tons Capt Londitt from Sydney Passengers Mr W Nicholson, 4 prisoners of the Crown, one ticket-of-leave man, J Flannaghan. Imports10 kegs colonial tobacco, 1 cask spirits wine, 86 logs cedar, J Roach.
Arrived - 21 Dec -
Paul Pry
sch 56 tons Capt Harding from Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Fisher, Mr Messrs Ferin, Learmonth, Foster, Benjamin and 1 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 21 Dec -
Childe Harold
cutter 10 tons Capt Robins from Western Port. Imports 28 bags wheat, 9 pieces machinery, 1 bundle rhubarb, F Pittman.
Sailed - 19 Dec -
Lively
cutter 56 tons Capt Davies for Portland Bay Passengers Messrs George Dale, George Lickart, John Leidenverg, James Hutchinson, John Stevenson, Thomas Faw, William Rennie, Peter Dewar, Joseph Barnett. Exports
Sailed - 21 Dec -
Charlotte
brig 40 tons Capt Robins for Western Port. Exports
Flying Squirel Flying Squirel Paul Pry Paul Pry Lively Lively Charlotte Charlotte

Friday 25th December -


Arrived - 24 Dec -
Eamont
barque 377 tons Capt Walker from Newcastle, out 8 days, Imports 420 tons coal, Walker.
Sailed - 22 Dec -
Coromandel
ship, 639 tons, Capt Lobban, for Swan River - see Coromandel notes
Sailed - 22 Dec -
Thomas Harrison
ship 355 tons Capt Smith for Swan River and India - see Thomas Harrison notes

Saturday 26th December

- Geelong Advertiser
Arrived - 21 Dec -
Devonshire
schooner, Sutton master, from Melbourne
Sailed - 21 Dec -
Margaret
schooner, for Hobart via Williams Town
Sailed - 22 Dec -
Bouja Maiden
schooner, Paul master, for Melbourne
Sailed - 26 Dec -
Henry
brig, Toby master, for Launceston
Also on Page 2, Overland visitors G Lilly Esq., and lady, Miss Lilly, H Baynton, Esq., W Langhorne, Esq. and lady, J Lee, Esq., J Clarke, Esq. from Hobart

Tuesday 29th December -

Bandicoot
Arrived - 25 Dec -
Sisters
cutter 48 tons Capt Dixon from Adelaide Passengers Messrs Langhorne, Naimby, Dutton, Ramsay and 27 in the steerage. Imports 1 case merchandise, Langhorne Bros.
Arrived - 25 Dec -
Eagle
schooner 108 tons Capt Kind from Circular Head, Van Dieman's Land. Imports 6500 feet timber, 1000 broad paling, 300 pieces plank, 4 kegs butter, 557 pieces stringy bark, 10 horses, 18 head of cattle, 2 pigs, Curr
Arrived - 25 Dec -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons Capt Griffiths from Hobart Passengers Captain McClelland, Messrs Duncan, McPherson and 1 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 27 Dec -
Industry
schooner tons Capt Murray from Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Houghton, Miss Houghton, Mrs Meyers and 4 chn, Mrs Neale, Messrs Buxtone, Sandford and 8 in the steerage. Imports 7000 paling, 6000 laths, 9000 feet sawn timber, 4 hogsheads rum, 1 hogshead gin, 1 tierce tobacco, 10 packages furniture, Houghton.
Arrived - 27 Dec -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Capt Bell from Launceston
Arrived - 28 Dec -
Truganini
sch 62 tons Capt Patterson from Launceston Passengers Messrs Glenwright and Furlong. Imports 19 bags flour, 38 bags bran, 26 bags barley, Turnbull, Orr & Co; 303 pieces quartering, 66 joists, 547 battens, 578 boards, 1 box lucifers, Porter and White; 1000 palings, 100 bundles laths, 813 joists, 361 boards, 1486 battens, Patterson; 1200 shingles, Sayers.
Sailed - 26 Dec -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons Capt Griffith for Geelong and Hobart Passengers Messrs. Exports 1 bale drapery, 2 casks shoes, 1 case groceries, 1 bag 1 cask salt, 3 casls ironmongery, 1 cask 2 crates earthernware, 1 bundle leather, 1 case glass, 1 case wine, and part of original cargo
Sailed - 26 Dec -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Fisher, Messrs Cook, Deane, Fenne, Scott and 1 in the steerage. Exports 12 bags rice, 36 barrels pork, 100 barrels coal tar, 9 pieces machinery, 28 bags wheat, 1 wool press, 1 carriage, 1 gig, 12 barrels stock tar, 9 casks pitch, 1 case rosin
Sailed - 26 Dec -
Adelaide
schooner 96 tons Capt Lovett for Hobart. Exports 20 head of cattle, 1 case merchandise, 6 bags rags
Sailed - 28 Dec -
Midlothian
barque 414 tons Capt Morrison for Hobart - see Midlothian notes

Friday 1st January 1841 -


Arrived - 27 Dec -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Capt Bell from Launceston Passengers Dr Officer, Miss Officer, Miss Hurdspeth, Messrs Patterson, Mostie, Strachan, Calvert and 7 in the steerage Imports 5000 broad paling, 5000 feet timber, 2 drays, 120 bags flour, 9 horses, 1 mare and foal, 2 cases, 2 bullocks, 1 chaise cart, Order.
Sailed - 27 Dec -
Lord Saumarez
the first wool ship of this year's clip, sailed for London
Sailed - 28 Dec -
Flying Squirel
87 tons, Capt Clinch for Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Nichol and 3 chn, Mr Brady and 2 in the steerage. Exports 12 cwt tallow, 30 hides, 2 dozen sheep skins, 200 sheep.
Sailed - 28 Dec -
Orient
ship 596 tons Capt Wales for Sydney with part of original cargo Passengers Mrs Colonel Gwynne, Mr and Mrs Mason, Mr and Mrs Harrison, Messrs Gwynne, Pitchard, Dalrymple and 17 in the steerage

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