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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1841

Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,

Vessels for Overseas have tan, Coast ports have blue, pink for 'not in Melbourne paper' and News items are green background.

April

Sources - the Port Phillip Herald, in 2008 available on PaperofRecord site, has been purchased by Google, and is now on Vital Records, which costs to use. Dec 2009
MWC- Melbourne Weekly Courier, online at Ferguson project, SMH - Sydney Morning Herald,
CTH - Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828-1857), CH - The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840-1859), LE - Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842-1899)

Friday 2nd April 1841

Governor LaTrobe
cutter, Cannon master, arrived 7 April at Geelong from Melbourne, has established a weekly passenger service, see my Governor LaTrobe notes
Boujah Maiden
schooner, Vesey master, arrived 9 April at Geelong from Melbourne, has established a weekly passenger service, see my Boujah Maiden notes
Lucy
cutter, Batten master, arrived 9 April at Geelong from Melbourne, has established a weekly passenger service, see my Lucy notes
Industry
schooner, 96 tons, Murray master, arrived 12 April at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers

Tuesday 6th April 1841

Caroline
brig, Woden master, arrived 3 April from Hobart, passengers
  • Fortitude
    barque, Hutton master, arrived 3 April from London via Cape of Good Hope, passengers
  • John Cooper
    ship, Salmon master, arrived 4 April from Greenock via Adelaide, passengers
  • Indemnity
    barque, Roberts master, cleared 5 April for London with 1072 bales wool, 7 passengers
Friday 9th April 1841
Flying Squirel
schooner, 86 tons, Clinch master, arrived 6 April from Hobart, see my Flying Squirel notes
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Culbertson master, cleared 6 April for Launceston arrived 12 Apr, see my William Hughes notes
Abeona
schooner, 96 tons, Blackburn master, arrived 7 April from Hobart, see my Abeona notes
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons,Harding master, arrived 7 April from Launceston, see my Paul Pry notes
Maguasha
brig, 151 tons, Taylor master, arrived 7 April from Hobart, passengers Mr Thompson and 3 in steerage
Will Watch
schooner, 78 tons, Lovell master, cleared 8 April for Launceston arrived 15 Apr, passengers Mr McKinnon, Mr L Markinson and HJ James
  • Byker
    barque, 1230 tons, Christie master, arrived 6 April from Cape of Good Hope, passengers Misses Simmons and Knight, Mr Horder, McDaniel and 4 in steerage The Bycher brought news printed in the Geelong Advertiser of the burning of the brig Australia, and survival of all but two of her passengers
  • Indus
    ship, 422 tons, Clarke master, cleared 8 April for Sydney, passengers Messrs James, Harper, Darlot, and 2 in steerage
Tuesday 13th April 1841

Vessels in Harbour -
ships - Neptune, John Cooper
barques - Socrates, Platina, Georgianna, Kilmaurs, Singapore, Samuel Canard, Byker, Argyle and Fortitude
brigs - William Hughes, Sophia Pate, Caroline and Maguasha
schooners - Abeona.
Vessels at the Queen's Wharf - schooners Flying Squirel, Paul Pye
cutters - Jane and Emma, Emily, Alice, Domain, Governor LaTrobe, Lucy
  • Argyle
    barque, 634 tons, Rattery master, arrived 12 April from Liverpool 7 Nov and Cape of Good Hope 6 Feb, see my Argyle March notes for a passenger list etc
Friday 16th April 1841
Paul Pye
schooner, 56 tons, master, cleared 13 April from Melbourne for Laubceston arrived 20 Apr, passengers Mrs Harding, Miss Knox, Messrs William and John Wood
Neptune
ship, 644 tons, Ferris master, cleared 14 April from Melbourne for Sydney, passengers Mr Kinglake, Mr Wiltz and 7 in steerage

Tuesday 20th April 1841
Agenoria
schooner, 159 tons, Hurst master, arrived 16 April from Hobart, passengers
Abeona
schooner, 96 tons, Blackbourne master, cleared 19 April for Hobart arrived 30 Apr, passenger W. Willard.
Singapore
barque, 303 tons, Hamilton master, cleared 19 April for King George's Sound, passengers
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, cleared 19 April for Hobart arrived 27 Apr, passengers
Sophia Pate
brig, 156 tons, Harrison master, cleared 19 April for Sydney, passengers
Flying Squirel
schooner, 87 tons, Clinch master, cleared 19 April for Hobart, passengers
Friday 23rd April 1841
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Buckland master, arrived 20 April from Launceston on 14 Apr, see my Lady Emma notes
  • News was brought that the Gem, which left Launceston 4 April for this port, was seen by Lady Emma about 40 miles south of Capr Liptrap, beating with the wind WSW, which had been blowing a heavy gale the day before.
Tuesday 27th April 1841
Ituna
brig, 222 tons, Sanderson master, arrived 25 April from Sydney, see my Ituna notes
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Robinson master, arrived 25 April from Launceston on 20 Apr,
Pickwick
cutter, 25 tons, Walsh master, arrived 25 April from Launceston on 19 Apr, see my Pickwick notes
Gem
schooner, 76 tons, pearce master, arrived 26 April from , see my Gem notes
Naiad
schooner, 103 tons, Carr master, arrived 26 April from , see my Naiad notes
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, departed 19 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay with passengers J White Esq, J Hargrave, George Allcock, Mrs Hall and child, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, Rebecca, John and James Sealey, Mrs Lewis and 2 chn
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Fawthrop master, J. Guillan, agent, departed 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay with passengers, Mr Winter, Mr Cole with Mrs and Miss and Alfred and William Cole, Henry Barr, John and George Williams, John Leve, John Hall, James Pillett, R Wheelers, Matthew Atkinson, Messrs Kenzie, Traynor, Coleman, Steer,
Friday 30th April 1841
  • Fortitude
    barque, 365 tons, Hutton master, cleared 27 April for Batavia and Singapore, see my Fortitude notes
Isabella
schooner, 69 tons, Murray master, arrived 27 April from Hobart, see my Isabella notes
Kilmaura
barque, 246 tons, Smith master, cleared 27 April for Swan River, see my Kilmaura notes
Australasian Packet
barque, 194 tons, Nichols master, arrived 28 April from Sydney, see my Australasian Packet notes
Jewess
brig, 201 tons, Crew master, arrived 28 April from Sydney, see my Jewess notes
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner, 74 tons, Mitchell master, arrived 28 April from Adelaide, see my Agnes and Elizabeth notes
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Buckland master, cleared 28 April for Launceston,
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Toby master, cleared 29 April for Hobart, see my Henry notes

Tuesday 4th May 1841
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Saunders/Sanders master departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, see my Dusty Miller notes
Lillias
schooner, 89 tons, Smith master, arrived 30 April from Hobart, passengers Mr Kilburn, Mr Broader, Mr Burnett and 9
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner, 71 tons, Mitchell master, cleared 30 April for Hobart, passengers Mr and Mrs Simmons, 3 chn and 2 servants
Pickwick
cutter, 25 tons, Welsh master, cleared 30 April for Launceston,
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Robertson master, cleared 30 April for Launceston,
  • Socrates
    barque, 200 tons, Woodin master, cleared 30 April for London, passengers Mr Hull, Mr Leep

Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,
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