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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.

August

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)

Tuesday 3rd August 1841
  • Hamilton
    brig, 250 tons, Bradbury master, arrived 1 August at Port Phillip from London 13 March and Downs 1 April, passenger Mr W Roles
Australasian Packet
barque, 191 tons, Hoskin master, arrived 1 August at Port Phillip from Sydney 24 July, passengers Captain Gordon, Mrs Field, Messrs Spencer, Benjamin, Philps, Rhodins, Neville, 5 steerage, 6 convicts and 1 constable
Catherine
schooner, 160 tons, Bannatyne master, arrived 2 August at Port Phillip from Sydney, with coals

Friday 6th August 1841
  • England
    ship, 936 tons, Thompson master, cleared 3 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers 17 steerage
Isabella
schooner, 68 tons, Murray master, cleared 3 August from Port Phillip for Hobart, passengers 4 steerage
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, arrived 1 August at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mr Cruikshank, Mr harding, 5 steerage
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, arrived 4 August at Port Phillip from Launceston,
Emily
cutter, arrived 4 August at Port Phillip from Western Port, passengers
Sea Horse
steamer, 500 tons, Ewing master, cleared 4 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers Mr Morris, Mr Kirsopp. Sydney reports the journey took 66 hours, lists arrivals as Mrs Walker, Mr and Mrs Carrington with child and servant, Mr and Mrs Caldwell, Colonel Woodhouse, Mr Beswicke, Mr Sherwin, Mr Bolden, Mr Mollison, Mr Stevens, Mr Chisholm, Mr Sheppard, Mr Hayes, Mr Rhode, Mr Turkington, Mr McCaun, Mr Campbell, and three in the steerage.
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, cleared 4 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 13 Aug, J Raven, agent, passengers Mr Carrington, Mrs Bell, Miss Capon, Mr Doumarie, Mrs Haywood and four children, Mr Beauland, George Avrcs, P Burgess, Thomas Stockdale, Robert Smith, William Wood, John Shepherd, D Fitzsimmons, G and B Fitzsimmons, John Monaghan, Alice Dowd, W and B Murtagh, Mary Ann Miles, P McIntyre
  • Fox
    brig, 222 tons, Lowe master, arrived 4 Aug at Launceston from Portland, cargo 17 head cattle, passengers MA Campbell, Messrs Count, Newman, Laycock, Whitehead, Mills, Edwards, Symes
  • Henry
    brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, arrived 3 Aug at Launceston from Port Phillip, in ballast, EP Tregurthn, agent, passengers Captain Hurst, Mr Morrink,
Tuesday 10th August 1841
Diana
schooner, 18 tons, Bryann master, arrived 6 August at Port Phillip from , passengers Mr Guillan, Mr Dryden, Mr Leary
Anne
barque, 212 tons, Simpson master, arrived 6 August at Port Phillip from Sydney, passengers Mrs R Howard, Mrs McMillan and child, Mrs Simpson and child, Mr Drummond, Mr neville, 9 steerage
Mary
cutter, 58 tons, Mickleburgh master, cleared 6 August from Port Phillip for Western Port and Launceston, passengers Mr Massey, 3 steerage
Scout
brig, 95 tons, master, Gwatkin arrived 8 August at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Rev Mr Geoghegan, Mrs Spicer, Mr Strachan, Murdoch, Smith, Allidee, Broomfield, 3 steerage
Corsair
steamer, 450 tons, Foxton master, arrived 8 August at Port Phillip from Corner Inlet, passengers Messrs Wentworth, Reeve, Laird, Hosking, broadribb, Hunter, Butler, Turnbull, 20 steerage
Caroline
brig, 157 tons, Woodin master, cleared 9 August from Port Phillip for Hobart in ballast, arrived 19 Aug, passengers, James Crossley and S Barnes
Australasian Packet
barque, 151 tons, Hoskin master, cleared 9 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 17 Aug, passengers Mr Wentworth, Miles, Milligan, 3 steerage
  • George Fife
    barque, 457 tons, Pike master, cleared 6 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 16 Aug, passengers 15 emigrants in steerage
  • Royal Saxon
    barque, 510 tons, Lodge master, cleared 7 August from Port Phillip for Madras, passengers Mrs Graham and child, Mr Morris, Mr Purier
  • Adelaide
    brig, 258 tons, Dryden master, cleared 9 August from Port Phillip for London, passengers Mr and Mrs Godfrey and child, Mrs Howard with child and servant, Mr Campbell, 3 steerage
  • England
    ship, Captain Thompson, arrived 17 Aug at Sydney having left Port Phillip on 9 Aug, passengers 16 steerage
Friday 13th August 1841
  • Agnes and Elizabeth
    schooner, Mitchell master, cleared from Port Phillip for Hobart in ballast, arrived 19 Aug, via Twofold Bay, with hides, passengers, Mr and Mrs Lamb, Captain Patterson, Mr Munro
  • Caroline
    Williams master, cleared 12 August from Port Phillip for Ceylon, cargo 80 tons coal
    Will Watch
    Harding master, cleared 11 August from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mr Guesdon, King, Henry, Strong, Price, Green, cargo 41 barrels oatmeal
  • Paul Pry
    is aground upon a mud flat at the entrance to the river, and she must discharge before she can get off
Tuesday 17th August 1841
Paul Pry
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 13 August from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mrs Sutch, Mrs Cassidy and child, Mrs Jones and 2 chn, Mr Wright, Mr Oabrcy, Goodman, Mr and Mrs Budd and two children, Mrs Clark
Truganini
schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe master, arrived 14 August at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mr McNeil, 2 steerage
Scout
brig, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, cleared 14 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 20 Aug, passengers Dr Kilgour, Mr F Spicer, Mr Wm Winter, Wm Walker, G Cook, A Webster
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Buckland master, arrived 15 August at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mr Moses, Mr Neate, cargo includes 3 horses for Neate, and an order of 2 horses, a dray, and 2 bulls
  • Minerva
    brig, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, sailed on 9 Aug from Launceston for Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, passengers Thomas Ricket, Charles Saunders, Henry Saunders, Mrs. Milligan, Francis DeSailly, Miss Riley, Thomas Blagden, James McLear, James Mallett, Thomas Mallett, Mrs Hedditch, Alfred F Rich, John Smith, John Palmer, William Jones, Joseph Back, John Akers, George Berry, Robert Stephen, John Chipper, Robert Sydenham, Robert Doyles, John Glethero, William Noon, John Edwards, Thomas Best, Joseph Frost
Friday 20th August 1841
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, arrived 16 August at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mr White, Mr Jamieson
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, arrived 18 August at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mr and Mrs Galloway, Mr Roach, Mr Dyer
Westminster
barque, 513 tons, Michie master, cleared 18 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 29 Aug, passengers Mr Wentworth, Mr Martin, Mr ONeil, Mr Rourke and 1 steerage
Anne
barque, 212 tons, Simpson master, cleared 19 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 29 Aug, passengers Mr moses, Mr Davies
Lady Emma
barque, 135 tons, Buckland master, cleared 19 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 24 Aug, passenger Mr Budd

Tuesday 24th August 1841
  • John Campbell
    ship, 621 tons, White master, arrived 20 August at Port Phillip from Liverpool, see my John Campbell notes
Sea Horse
steamer, 213 tons, Ewing master, arrived 20 August at Port Phillip from Sydney, passengers Mr and Mrs Chisholm, Mr and Mrs Howey with 3 chn, Messrs Laing, Ewart, Dowset, Campbell, Stephens, Cunningham, Beswick, Willis, Carey, Thomas, Chisholm, Crew, Hall, Otway, and 15 steerage
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Berkinshaw master, arrived 20 August at Port Phillip from Sydney, passengers 9 steerage, cargo includes 954 bags sugar, 141 bags maize, 6 bedsteads,
Lively
cutter, 33 tons, Culbert master, cleared 20 August from Port Phillip for Port Albert, passengers Mr and Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Davidson, Mr and Mrs mannell, Mr and Mrs Lynch, Mr and Mrs Lacey, Mrs Giunan, Mr Christie, Mr Westaway, Mr Frazer, Mr Watson
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, arrived 23 August at Port Phillip from Launceston on 14 Aug, G Fisher, agent. passengers, Mr Dunken, Mr William Wignell, William Souiner, Samuel Sherlock, Samuel Sherlock, jun., Mary Ann, Julia, Sarah, Henry, and Francis Sherlock, Catherine Lethes, John Blake
True Love
schooner, 135 tons, Coulter/Colton master, arrived 23 August at Port Phillip from Adelaide on 12 Aug, passengers Mr and Mrs Moss and child, Mr Turnbull, Mr Tooth, Mr Duncan, Mr Steny, Mr and Mrs Haite, 14 steerage
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, cleared 23 August from Port Phillip for Hobart, cargo goods, 200 sheep
  • Vessels in harbour -
    Ships - William Abrams laid on for Sydney, John Campbell just arrived
    Barques - Augustus and Stratheden laid on for Sydney, Brilliant and Lady Emma discharging
    Brigs - New Holland laid on for Adelaide, Hamilton laid on for Portland, Thetis for freight or charter, Henry laid on for Launceston, Christine discharging
    Schooners - True Love just arrived, Catherine and Truganina laid on for Hobart
    Steamers - Sea Horse discharging, Corsair laid up.
    Vessels at Queens Wharf - Industry and Adelaide discharging, Lady St Kilda laid on for Sydney, Herald for charter or freight
Friday 27th August 1841
  • William Abrams
    ship, 706 tons, Hamlin master, cleared 25 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers Mr Wyld, Mrs Liddle, 5 steerage
  • Stratheden
    barque, 428 tons, Wolfe master, cleared 26 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers Mr and Mrs Meek, Mr Brassey, Mr Vinning, Mr Mereweather, 3 steerage
Mary
cutter, 56 tons, Mickelburgh master, arrived 23 August at Port Phillip from Western Port, passenger Mr Anderson, cargo 334 bags potatoes, 28 bags wheat
Sea Horse
sreamer, 213 tons, Ewing master, cleared 25 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 29 Aug, passengers Mr and Mrs Urquhart, Miss Ellis, Messrs Kemmis, Guiner, Beede/Reeve, Chisholm, Captain Cole, Boyd, McNamanra, Dutton, Hosking, Hodgson, Broadribb, JH Patterson, Milligan, Moore, 6 steerage
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, cleared 25 August from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 2 Sep,
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, cleared 26 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 1 Sep in ballast, passengers Mr Grainger, Captain Jacks, Mr Otway, Mr Carey, Miss Mary Smith, Mr E Butterworth
Adelaide
schooner, 96 tons, Johnson master, cleared 26 August from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 2 Sep, passengers Mrs Downes and child, Mrs Johnson, Mr Gellibrand, Mr LaFrenil, Mrs. Peters, Thomas Peters, Joseph Peters, Mrs Madogan and child, Mr Aikin.

Tuesday 31st August 1841

Dusty Miller
schooner, 901 tons, Saunders master, arrived 27 August at Port Phillip from Newcastle 13 Aug, passengers Mrs Saunders, Miss Welsh, Mr Carr
Agenoria
schooner, 130 tons, Hurst master, arrived 27 August at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Captain McDonnell, Mr Cato, Mr Green, Mr Wilson see my Agenoria notes
True Love
schooner, 133 tons, Coulton master, cleared 28 August from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 6 Sep, passengers Mr and Mrs Haite/Harte, Messrs Roach, Howe, Airy/Avery, Mitchell, Tooth, Captain Mitchell, Mrs Strong, Mr Forth, Captain Roach, Mr Webber,
Maguasha
brig, 151 tons, Taylor master, cleared 28 August from Port Phillip for Hobart, passengers Mr Gellibrand, Mr Smith, Mr Jamieson, Mr Thomas, 3 steerage, cargo 30 bullocks
  • William Metcalfe
    ship, 447 tons, Phillipson master, arrived 27 August at Port Phillip from London via Cork 21 May, see my William Metcalfe notes
  • William
    barque, 277 tons, LeBair master, arrived 28 August at Port Phillip from Guernsay via Adelaide 25 Aug, passengers Mr and Mrs Langhorne, Mrs Adams and child, Messrs Brewster, C Langhorne, Moulin, OZanne, August, 16 steerage, 8 prisoners and 2 constables
  • Strathfieldsaye
    barque, 447 tons, Warren master, arrived 30 August at Port Phillip from London 1 May and Plymouth 16 May, see my Strathfieldsaye notes. Cargo includes a Durham bull and cow, 190 bundles of shovels. The emigrants had to assist the captain, after part of the crew mutinied. The mutineers were brought ashore in the police boat, and will be brought up for examining soon
  • Maia
    barque, 277 tons, Sproule master, arrived 30 August at Port Phillip from London on 12 May, passengers Mr G Stanway, Mr W Stanway, Mr LeRol, very long list of cargo
Friday 3rd Sept 1841

Lady of St Kilda
schooner, 136 tons, Lawrence master, cleared 28 Aug from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers Mr Duncan, Mr Splatt, 3 steerage
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, arrived 30 Aug at Port Phillip from Launceston on 26 Aug, passengers Rev RR Davis, Messrs OCock, H Campbell, Budds, H Herrick, W Lyall, Mr H. Herrick, Rev. RR Davies, Mr W O'Connor, Mr H Campbell, Mr WM Deane, Mr W Lyall, George May, Richard Nicholls, Charles Jones under the charge of Constable Waller,
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, arrived 30 Aug at Port Phillip from Launceston on 26 Aug, passengers Mrs Moodie and 2 chn, Mr Inkersale, 1 steerage
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, arrived at launceston 30 Aug from Portland, with sundries, passengers Messrs Shaft, Broadworth, McKay, Kemp, Coleman
  • Bandicoot
    Griffiths master, arrived 2 Sep at Hobart from Port Phillip, with Mrs Griffiths and children
  • Patriot
    brig, 190 tons, Akers master, arrived at launceston 30 Aug from Portland, with 1 cask tobacco
  • Paul Pry
    schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 20 August from Launceston for Port Phillip, G Fisher, agent, passengers, Captain Handcock, Mr Ford, William Wait, G Samuel, Ralph Davor, Thomas Hawkins, Richard Shea, Davy Jones,

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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