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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.

June

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 4th June 1841
Catherine
schooner, Bannatyne master, cleared 1 June for Sydney, passengers Mr Rutledge, Whyte, McFarlane, 8 in steerage
Challenger
schooner, 60 tons, Robertson master, cleared 1 June for Sydney, passengers Mr Langley, Mr Stockdale
Christine
brig, 126 tons, master, Birkenshaw cleared 2 June for Sydney, passengers Mr and Mrs Howey and family, Mr and Mrs Edgar, Mr Keanes, Mrs Walker, Messrs Whitehead, Hordern, Bishop, Mitchell, Benjamin, Willis, Bolden, 11 in steerage, and 4 prisoners of the crown
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 2 June for Launceston, passengers
  • Alexandrina
    brig, 150 tons, master, arrived 2 June from Dublin 1 Dec abd Adelaide 27 May, passengers Mrs Smith and 4 chn, Miss Clifford, Mr Osprey, Mr Cooper, see my Alexandrina notes
  • Duchess of Northumberland
    barque, 550 tons, Scott master, arrived 3 June from London 1 Jan and Plymouth 17 Feb, passengers Captain McCrae, Lady and 3 chn, Miss Tucker, Messrs Helvin, Leigh, Tyffe, LaGrus, Kebble, Farley, 6 intermediate and 215 bounty immigrants - See my Duchess of Northumberland notes for a passenger list etc
Tuesday 8th June 1841
Jane and Emma
cutter, 40 tons, Thompson master, arrived 5 June from Port Albert, Gipps Land, in ballast
Agenoria
schooner, 129 tons, Hurst master, arrived 6 June from Hobart
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner, 74 tons, Comyn master, arrived 6 June from Hobart
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, arrived 6 June from Launceston
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, arrived 6 June from Hobart
Dusty Miller
schooner, 90 tons, Saunders master, arrived 7 June from Portland,
Minerva
schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop, arrived 8 June at Launceston from Portland Bay, Henty & Co, agents, with sundries, passenger H DeSalie, Esq.

Friday 11th June 1841
Australasian Packet
barque, 194 tons, Nichols master, arrived 8 June at Port Phillip from Sydney on 28 May, passengers Lieut Hollingsworth, Ensign Riley, Mr and Mrs Tegg with child and servant, Messrs Enscoe, Snodgrass, Thorpe, Palmer, White, Douglas, Chesborough, 21 rank and file of the 80th regiment on the steerage
  • Frankfield
    ship, 263 tons, Mitchell master, arrived 8 June from Liverpool 7 Feb and Rio Janiero 1 April. This vessel was placed in quarrantine in consequence of sickness being on board, until Wednesday. There were 10 deaths on board, one an adult, and 6 chn were born during the voyage, see my Frankfield notes for a passenger list etc
  • Benares
    barque, 520 tons, Captain James Gilkinson master, arrived 9 June from Leith 14 Feb, (117 days) see my Benares notes
Tuesday 15th June 1841
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, cleared 10 June for Hobart, see my Lillias notes
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Robinson master, arrived 11 June from Launceston on 8 June, see my William Hughes notes
Australasian Packet
barque, 191 tons, Nichols master, cleared 12 June for Sydney, see my Australasian Packet notes
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, cleared 12 June for Portland, see my Will Watch notes
Corsair
steamer,185 tons, Fox master, cleared 12 June for Launceston, passengers Rev Mr Geoghegan, etc see my Corsair notes
  • An example of how news travelled - The paper 'Port Phillip Herald', Tuesday 15th June 1841, page 2, has copied from the Tasmanian Weekly Dispatch of 4 June, a paragraph from 'The Ceylon Observer' of October 12 1840, about the voyage of the armed iron steamer Nemesis, commanded by Captain WH Hall, which left Portsmouth with sealed orders, and the Cape of Good Hope, where she called for coals and refreshment, on the 11 July 1840. See this online reference page 50, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol 13, 1973, where the Nemesis is recognised as the first iron steamer to round the Cape of Good Hope
Friday 18th June 1841
  • Edina
    barque, 471 tons, Skinner master, cleared 15 June from Port Phillip for Manilla, in ballast see my Edina notes
Adelaide
schooner, 96 tons, Johnson master arrived late 14 June at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mrs Johnson, Mr and Mrs Chissold and child, Messrs Davis, Heckscher, Huderson, Solomon, Power, cargo timber, foodstuffs, etc
Sea Horse
steamer, 500 tons, Ewing master, arrived 15 June at Port Phillip from Sydney, see my Sea Horse notes
Jane & Emma
cutter, 40 tons, Thompson master, cleared 15 June from Port Phillip for Port Albert, in ballast, passengers Messrs Rose, Manton, Holland, Massie, 3 in steerage
Dusty Miller
schooner, 90 tons, Saunders master, cleared 16 June from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mrs Brown and 2 chn, Mr and Mrs Easten and 2 chn, Mr Lambert, Mr Robinson
Anne
barque, 211 tons, Simpson master, cleared 17 June from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 1 July, passengers Mrs Simpson and child, Mr Benson, Mr Rose, Mr F and Mr T Hammond, Mr Burton, 4 in steerage
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Thomas Buchland master, arrived 17 June at Port Phillip from Adelaide 9 June, passengers Mr and Mrs Raven, Miss Gilles, Miss Reeve, Hon Mr N Talbot, Messrs Clarke, Whyte, JF Bennett, Thompson, John Allan, Hay, and 12 in steerage
  • Patriot
    brig, 189 tons, Akers master, sailed 10 June from Launceston for Portland Bay, Kerr & Co., agents, with part of her original cargo from New Zealand, passengers, Mr D Fitzpatrick and RC Hedditch
Tuesday 22st June 1841
Industry
schooner, 96 tons, Murray master, arrived 18 June at Port Phillip from Hobart, passenger Mr Houghton
Alexandrina
brig, 151 tons, Smith master, cleared 18 June from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers Mrs Smith and 4 chn, Miss Clifford and servant, Mr Osbrey, Mr Cooper
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, arrived 19 June at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mrs Hornsby, Mrs Waller and child, Mr Lambert, 5 in steerage
Truganini
schooner, 51 tons, Hiscoe master, arrived 19 June at Port Phillip from Hobart,
Scout
schooner, 91 tons, Gwatkin master, arrived 19 June at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mr Archer, Mr Hinton, Mr Holden
Flying Squirel
schooner, 87 tons, Clinch master, arrived 19 June at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mr Wilson, Mr Gilbert, Mr Deane
Sea Horse
steamer, 500 tons, Ewing master, cleared 19 June from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 25 June, passengers Dr Johnson, Mr Webb, Mr Fennell, Mr Lawrie, Mr Martin, Mr Delion, and Mr Turner
Ranger
revenue cutter, Bignell master, arrived 21 June at Port Phillip from Portland,
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Robinson master, cleared 21 June from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 1 July, passengers Mr Wiggins, Mr Duncan, 6 in steerage

Friday 25th June 1841
  • Duchess of Northumberland
    barque, 541 tons, Scott master, cleared 21 June from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 1 July, passengers Miss Tucker, Lieut Russell, Mr Elwin, Mr Leigh, Mr Fyffe, Mr LeGros, Mr Kebble, 5 intermediate, 20 steerage and 2 prisoners of the Crown. See my Duchess of Northumberland notes for a passenger list etc
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Buckland master, cleared 22 June from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mr and Mrs Raven, Miss Gilles, Miss Reeves, Hon Mr talbot, Mr Clarke, Allen, Hay, Bennett, Monson,
Lady Raffles
barque, 289 tons, Osborne master, cleared 23 June from Port Phillip for Hobart- went to Sydney arrived 1 July, passengers Mr E and J Lance, Arden, Speck, Reid, Laing, McDermott, Haigh, and part of original cargo
  • Isabella
    schooner, 68 tons, Murray, arrived 19 June at Hobart from Port Albert, with sundries, Johnson and Gardiner, agents, passenger J Lambe
  • Fox
    brig, 222 tons, Lowe master, arrived 17 June at Launceston from Port Fairy, J. Griffiths, agent, with cattle, &c., passenger Mr Whitehead.
  • Corsair
    steamer, 185 tons, Fox master, arrived 19 June at Launceston from Port Phillip, Connolly & Co., agents, with sundries, passengers, Rev Mr Geoghan, Messrs White, M'Kinlay, Paton, Petrie, Mr and Mrs Butler and child, Messrs JB Were, Orr, Bran, Milligan, Abraham, Mr and Mrs Archibald and family, John M'Caldie, W Ley with wife and child, Mr Boucher, Miss Hammond, Thomas James.
  • Challenger
    schooner, 81 tons, Robertson master, sailed 23 June from Launceston for Port Phillip, Connolly & Co., agents, passengers Messrs Stockdale, Newton, Mrs Kirby, Mr Lonsdale, Thomas Watson, George Burgess
    Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop, departed 25 June 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay with passengers Messrs Corney, Claridge, Corney, Blundell, Lake, Savage, Mrs Savage, Donald McKenzie, Mrs Dyster and 2 chn, Mrs Moore
Tuesday 29th June 1841
Anne
barque, Simpson master, cleared 25 June from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 1 July, passengers Mr Burton, Mr Rose, Mr Hammond, Mr J Hammond, and 4 in steerage
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 25 June from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Miss Killet, Mr McCrae, Mr Sharp
Frankfield
ship, 905 tons, Mitchell master, cleared 25 June from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 3 July, See my Frankfield notes
Scout
schooner, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, cleared 26 June from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 3 July, see my Scout notes
Adelaide
schooner, 96 tons, Johnson master, cleared 26 June from Port Phillip for Hobart, passengers Mrs Johnson, Mr Heckscher
Mary
cutter, 56 tons, Muckleburgh master, cleared 26 June from Port Phillip for Corner Inlet, passengers Mr and Mrs Day, Mr Page, 12 in steerage
Corsair
steamer, 450 tons, Fox master, arrived 27 June at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mrs Hempworth, Miss Wright, Mr Winter, Mr Reid, Mr Wedge

Friday 2nd July 1841
Aphrasia
steamer, 100 tons, Lawlor master, arrived 29 July at Port Phillip from Sydney, see my Aphasia notes
Mary
cutter, 21 tons, Ludwick master, cleared 29 July from Port Phillip for Western Port and Sydney,
Flying Squirel
schooner, 86 tons, Clinch master, cleared 29 July from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 8 July, passengers Messrs Gilbert, Wilson, Imlay, Harrison, LeEstrange
Agenoria
schooner, 129 tons, Murray master, cleared 29 June from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 8 July, passengers Rev Mr Grange with lady, family and servants, Mr Hechscher, Mrs Carter and chn, Rev Mr Irvine with family and servant
Jewess
brig, 204 tons, Crew master, arrived 30 July at Port Phillip from Sydney on 12 June, passengers Mr and Mrs Johnson, Mrs Martin and 3 chn, Mrs Kelly and child, Dr Agnew, Mr A Jeffery, Mr Rogers, Mr Allerton, Mr Hayes, 14 in steerage
  • Caroline
    ship, 329 tons, Williams master, arrived 30 July at Port Phillip from London 25 Feb and Plymouth 9 March, see my Caroline notes

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Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,
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