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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.

October

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 4th Oct 1841
  • Middlesex
    barque, 563 tons, Salmon master, arrived 1 Oct at Port Phillip from London and Portsmouth 6 June, passengers Mr and Mrs Stevens, Bounty immigrants
  • Thomas Arbuthnot
    ship, 621 tons, Brown master, arrived 2 Oct at Port Phillip from Greenock 17 June, passengers Mr Dudgeon, Mr McRaffy, Miss Swanson, Miss Johnstone, 260 bounty immigrats
  • Agricola
    barque, 210 tons, Grayson master, arrived 3 Oct at Port Phillip from Cork 18 June, passengers Mr and Mrs Archdall, Mr Bennett, Mr Allen, Mr Mahony, 214 bounty immigrants
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, cleared 1 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 10 Oct, passengers Mr and Mrs Rollings

Friday 8th Oct 1841
Comment ablout very heavy gales, damaging and delaying vessels
Catherine
schooner, Bannatyne master, arrived 4 Oct at Port Phillip from Hobart,
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, cleared 4 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 8 Oct, 200 sheep, passenger Captain Ritchie
Jane and Emma
cutter, 33 tons, Louttit master, cleared 4 Oct from Port Phillip for Sydney arrived 17 Oct and Port Macquarie, passengers Mr Manton, Mr Massey
St Helena
schooner, 141 tons, Cauvin master, cleared 4 Oct from Port Phillip for Sydney,
Royal Mail
schooner, 90 tons, Hay master, cleared 4 Oct from Port Phillip for Portland and Adelaide, passengers Mr Henty, Mr Schofield, 23 steerage and 7 prisoners of the crown
Bandicoot
schooner, 55 tons, Griffiths master, cleared 6 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 29 Oct, cargo oil.
Dusty Miller
schooner, 90 tons, Saunders master, cleared 6 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 11 Oct, passengers Mr and Mrs Smith, Mr Guillen, Mr Ritchie, Esq, Mr John Ritchie, Captain Mills, Mr John Mahoney.
Sea Horse
steamer, 245 tons, Ewing master, arrived 7 Oct at Port Phillip from Sydney on 1 Oct, passengers Messrs Gurner, Strode, Peers, Murcheson, Cooper, Urquhart, Captain Miles, 5 steerage
  • Enmore
    barque, 281 tons, Ellis master, arrived 4 Oct at Port Phillip from Cork 6 June, passengers Mr barton, 104 immigrants
  • Liverpool
    brig, 270 tons, Hoad master, arrived 4 Oct at Port Phillip from Bahia 18 July, passenger Mr Lane
  • Forth
    ship, 481 tons, Baxter master, cleared 5 Oct from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers 3 in steerage
  • Intrinsic
    ship, 537 tons, Davidson master, arrived 7 Oct at Port Phillip from Liverpool 10 June, passengers Mr Roberts, Mr Bell, 257 immigrants
Tuesday 12th Oct 1841

Christina
brig, 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, arrived 10 Oct at Port Phillip from Sydney, passengers
Scout
brig, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, arrived 11 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers Mr and Mrs Waddel and child, Mr Maddock, Mr Harrold.
Mary
cutter, 56 tons, Mickleburgh master, arrived 11 Oct at Port Phillip from Port Albert, passengers Mr Day, Mr Stewart, Mr Ross, 19 steerage
Sea Horse
steamer, Ewing master, arrived Sydney 12 Sep from Port Phillip on 9 Oct, with sundries, passengers Messrs McCabe, Daniels, Rutledge, Brown, Martin, Bennett, Buchanan, Alexander, Taylor, Robinson, Fowler, Murdock, Matheson and wife, Edben, Enscoe, Rev W Ryan, Miss Ellis, 11 steerage
  • Sea Horse
    owners have decided to discontinue the Sydney and Port Phillip trade, as profits have been insufficient to cover the expenses
  • Corsair
    has been chartered by Port Phillip Steam Navigation Company for 12 months, and proceeds to Launceston on Friday next. The Corsair is insured in England for 6.000 pounds, and is about to undergo every necessary repair.
  • Melbourne Markets Nominations -
    South-west Ward - Mr Arden, JP Fawkner
  • Weekly report, Vessels in harbour up to 11 Oct
    Ships - Intrinsic discharging, Thomas Arbuthnot llaid on for India, William Mitcalfe laid on for Manilla
    Barques - Agricola discharging, Augustus and Middlesex laid on for Sydney, Enmore laid on for London
    Brigs - Christina, Liverpool and Scout discharging, Deva laid on for London
    Schooners - Devonshire, Gilbert Jamieson, Truganini laid on, Industry loading cargo
    Cutters - Alpha, Catherine, Mary discharging
    Steamer Corsair laid on for Launceston
    Vessels at Queens Wharf
    Steamer - Aphrasia laid on for Geelong, Schooners Ellen&Elozabeth, Swan River Packet,
    Cutters - Goveror LaTrobe for Geelong, Louisa Marian, York, Tasman discharging, Ranger refitting
Friday 15th Oct 1841
  • Lowestoft
    schooner, 114 tons, Irvine master, departed Launceston on 8 Oct for Port Phillip, J Griffiths, agent - passenger, Mr O'Niel
  • Fox
    brig, 163 tons, Lawe, departed Launceston on 11 Oct for Portland Bay and Port Fairy, J. Griffiths, agent, passengers Messrs Sutherland, Allan, Fagan, William Fenley, John Watson, John Curling
  • Gilbert Jamieson
    schooner, Thompson, arrived 18 Oct at Launceston from Port Phillip, with wine, &ct, passengers, Dr Agnew and D Hawley
Anne
barque, 212 tons, Simpson master, arrived 12 Oct at Port Phillip from Sydney on 6 Oct, passengers Mr and Mrs Gregory, Mrs Johnson, Miss Morris, Mrs Smith, Miss Bolger, Mrs Simpson and child, Mrs Knapper, Mr T Strachan, Mr Balcombe, Mr R Muston, Mr R Martin, 6 steerage
Sir John Franklin
schooner, 52 tons, Jenkins master, arrived 13 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston on 7 Oct, passengers Mr Edwards and child, Mr Wright, 1 steer
Agenoria
schooner, Hurst master, arrived 13 Oct at Port Phillip from Hobart on 6 Oct, passengers Mrs Muston, Mrs Green, Mrs Lesley
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, arrived 14 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston on 9 Oct, with sundries, passengers John Welch, Pat Carthy,
Diana
cutter, Ruffle master, cleared 14 Oct from Port Phillip for Geelong,
Catherine
schooner, Bannantyne master, cleared 14 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 20 Oct, passengers Mr William Wright, John McKernon
  • Rover - Shipwrecked The schooner, Rover, Bryce, master, which left Sydney the 9th Instant, bound to Port Phillip with coals, and having on board, (besides the Captain, Mate, and six sailors) eleven prisoners of the Crown, one sergeant, two privates, and a drummer of the 28th Regiment, was driven ashore in Broulee Bay on the night of the 13th Instant and became a wreck. Unfortunately there was no boat near the spot, or it is presumed more lives would have been saved. The following is a list of those drowned :— Captain Nathaniel Florence, a native of England; William Nelson, Mate, a native of Norway; William Findlay, from Glasgow; Charles Wheatly, from Cork; and William Middleton, from Dublin, all seamen ; Duncan Chisholm, private 28th Regiment; and Peter Mayo, John Lally, Archibald Pitman, William Newland, and John Darby, prisoners of the Crown. The following were saved: Sergeant John Logan, a private, and Michael Han rahan, a drummer of tho 28th Regiment ; Thomas Stephenson, Allen Miller, and William Coyle, seamen ; John Wallace, Charles Jones, John Mahur, James Curlew, and William Callagban, prisoners. On Saturday the 16th in stant, only two of the bodies drowned had been washed ashore, namely, the Captain and a prisoner.
Tuesday 19th Oct 1841
  • Hamilton
    brig, 248 tons, Bradbury, arrived at Launceston 18 Oct from Portland Bay, Henty & Co , agents, with sundries, passengers, John Jones, Michael Wilson, Charles Hayes, William Rice, Richard Thompson, Charles Wells, John Thomas, H Wales, William Walker, A M'Dowell, William Wright, Peter Donaldson, John Jackson, A Powell, R Newton, J Sharp

Corsair
steamer, 187 tons, Foxton master, cleared 14 Oct from Port Phillip and arrived at Launceston 18 Oct, passengers Mr William Robertson, Mr Daniel Robertson, Messrs Bacchus, Highett, Smith, McCullach, Purves, Campbell, Cain, Fox, Purvis, Thom, Mrs Fox, Mrs Hudspeth, Miss Purves,
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, arrived 16 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston on 14 Oct
Truganini
schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe master, arrived 16 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers 2 steerage
Minerva
schooner, 90 tons, Bell master, arrived 17 Oct at Port Phillip from New Zealand, passengers Mrs Simmons and 4 chn, Messrs Beswick, Campbell, Mitchell
  • Alemena
    barque, 320 tons, Galbraith master, arrived 17 Oct at Port Phillip from Leith 20 May, passengers Messrs Fraser, Kissock, Scott, Boyd, Mill, Dickson, Miss Dickson, Mr and Mrs Carline and family, 14 intermmediate and steerage
  • Childers
    brig, 192 tons, Sellis master, arrived 18 Oct at Port Phillip from the Downs on 23 June,
Friday 22th Oct 1841
  • Christiana
    brig, Birkenshaw master, from Port Phillip on 19 Oct, arrived Sydney 25 Oct, with sundries
  • Scout
    brig, 95 ton«, Gwatkin, arrived 25 Oct at Launceston from Port Phillip, Willis & Co., agents, with cattle, passengers, Mr Josiah Turner, Mr Thomas, Mr Lavine
  • Alpha
    cutter, 26 tons, Bennett, arrived 26 Oct at Launceston from Port Phillip, J Guillan, agent, with sundries, passengers, Mr Massey, Mr Anderson
  • Sir John Franklin
    schooner, 52 tons, Jenkins, arrived 27 Oct at Launceston from Port Phillip, Fisher, agent, with sundries.
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, cleared 19 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 27 Oct, passengers Dr Synott, Mr Strachan, Mr and Mrs Waddell, William Manifold, Thomas Kent
Flying Squirel
schooner, 80 tons, Clinch master, cleared 19 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 28 Oct, passengers Mr Lantleberry, Mr Myers, Mr Magrath, Mrs Martin, Mr Latham.
Lowestoft
schooner, Irvine master, cleared 20 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 27 Oct, passenger Mr Connor
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, cleared 20 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston, arrived 29 Oct, passenger Rev Mr Therry
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, arrived 21 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers
  • Brothers
    barque, 550 tons, Walton master, arrived 20 Oct at Port Phillip from London on 18 May, passengers Mr John Bear sen, Mr Thomas Bear, Mrs Bear, Thomas Bear, Miss Ellen Bear, Miss Atkinson, Miss Tasker, Mr Nichols MD, Messrs Easy, Heriott, Parkinson, Bansford, Alfred Mason, Henry Mason, and 4 steerage
  • The ship Brothers has brought some valuable stock in shape of sheep and pigs of the pure Leicester breed, the property of passenger, Mr Bear, a surveyor by profession, with capital to invest.
Tuesday 26th Oct 1841
  • Sea Horse
    steamer, Ewing master, sailed from Sydney 19 Oct for Port Phillip (Geelong Advertiser Mon 25 Oct records arrival 23 Oct, in detail), with sundries, passengers His Excellencey the Governor Sir George Gipps, Aid-de-camp, Secretary, and two servants, Mr and Mrs Mrs Westby with 3 chn and 2 servants, Messrs Arden, N James, Enscoe, Abercrombie, F Gore, Martin, J Miller, Griffiths, RC Gordon, Dean, Ebden, Middle, Ryrel, Fowler, Hunter, Mrs Miller, 6 steerage
    Port Phillip Herald outlines some problems the Governor was expected to note - and lists the men who attended the Governor's Levy
    Need more police - have only 12 to serve Melbourne, Newtown and their suburbs, also a Police Office and Court House, Need a Health Officer, a Hospital,
    Need a Town Surveyor, streets constructed, a bridge over the Yarra, a road to the beach, a Breakwater
    The Sea Horse steamed from Port Phillip on 29 Oct, for Sydney, with His Excellency the Governor, and suite.
    Geelong Advertise Page 2, 1 Nov 1841 reports the Visit.
    The steamer Sea Horse, Ewing master, from Port Phillip, 29th ultimo and arrived Sydney 1 Nov, with sundries, Passengers - His Excellency the Governor, Captain Tyssen, Aid de Camp, Mr Parker, Secretary, two Servants, Captain Sawbridge, Messrs Higgins, Dowsett, Daily, Craddock, James, Abercrombie, Holland, Barnes, Gowe, Griffiths, Mrs and Master Mil lar, and sixteen in the steerage
Middlesex
ship, Salmon master, cleared 23 Oct from Port Phillip for Sydney and arrived 1 Nov, passengers 3 prisoners of the crown and 2 constables
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, arrived 24 Oct at Port Phillip from Hobart on 20 Oct, passengers Messrs Strachan, Ware, Austin, Waterhouse, Anderson, 1 steerage
  • Lively
    cutter, 33 tons, Thomson master, cleared 14 Oct from Launceston for Port Phillip, Fisher, agent, with timber, »c-pas- senger, Daniel O'Niel.
  • Tamar
    schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, cleared 15 Oct from Launceston for Port Phillip, J Raven, agent, passengers, Captain Sawbridge, 28th regiment, Miss Beale, Mrs Hogburn, Master Jones, Mrs Churchill, Mr F Walford, Mr Lucas, Mr F Bryant
  • Tamar
    schooner, 117 tons, Calbertson master, arrived 4 Nov 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, J Raven, agent, witb cattle, sheep, and hides, passengers, Messrs. palpóle, Lyall, and Jackett
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Sanders master, cleared 18 Oct from Launceston for Port Phillip, J Guillan, agent, passengers, Mr Charles Peters, Messrs Guthrie, Strutton, Spencer.
  • Timbo
    schooner, 123 tons, Bentley master, cleared 18 Oct from Launceston for Port Phillip, Henty & Co., agents, passengers, Mrs Bentley, Miss Neale, Mr G Fisher, Mr WB Burnley.
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, arrived 21 Oct at Launceston from Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, passengers, Mr FY Wilmore, P White, Edward Henty Esq and Lady, Rev Mr Thompson, Mary Dunn, Robert Bellenger/Brettargher, Raphael Alexander, William Turner, William Murphy, William Stride, John Smith
Friday 29th Oct 1841
Corsair
steamer, 200 tons, Fenton master, arrived 26 Oct at Port Phillip from Launceston on 23 Oct, passengers Messrs Pain, Campbell, Purves, Bacchus, Mouatt, Thomas Lavrin, Mr and Mrs Fox, Mrs Henty, Miss Purves,
Harriet
brig, 172 tons, Kreeft master, arrived 26 Oct at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Mr Addison, Mr Murray
Agenoria
, 129 tons, Leslie master, cleared 26 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart, passengers Mr Meyers
Augustus
barque,138 tons, Gordon master, cleared 26 Oct from Port Phillip for Newcastle, in ballast
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, arrived 27 Oct at Port Phillip from Hobart on 20 Oct
Lunar
brig, 147 tons, Jones/Johnston master, arrived 27 Oct at Port Phillip from Newcastle, with coals
Lady of St Kilda
schooner, 136 tons, Lawrence master, arrived 27 Oct at Port Phillip from Sydney,
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, cleared 27 Oct from Port Phillip for Hobart, passenger Mr Falkner
Dusty Miller
schooner, Saunders master, cleared 27 Oct from Port Phillip for Geelong and Launceston,
  • Mr Bell, late master of the Tamar, has received the command of the Corsair steamer, which has been chartered by the Port Phillip Steam Navigation Company to trade between this port and Launceston for next 12 months
Tuesday 2nd Nov 1841
Anne
schooner, 65 tons, Steel master, arrived 28 Oct at Port Phillip from Sydney, passenger Mr McCloud, cargo 21,700 feet cedar
Kilmaurs
barque, Smith master, arrived 29 Oct at Port Phillip from Lombuck on 11 Sep, cargo 188 ponies from the stud of the Rajah of Lombuck, larger and finer than Timor ponies
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Cuthbertson master, cleared 30 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 4 Nov, passengers Messrs Walpole, Henry, Lackitt, Lyall, exports 20 black cattle, 200 sheep, 36 skis,
Corsair
steamer, Bell master, cleared 30 Oct from Port Phillip for Launceston arrived 2 Nov, passengers Rev B Hurse, Miss Dixon, Mr and Mrs Henty, Mr John and Mrs Orr, Mrs Ogden/Ogbin, Captain Fox, Messrs Rucker, Marzetti, JW Patterson, O'Gourlay, Gore, Walpole, Allison, Lyall, Walford, Wm Evans, C Roach, Mary Greenshield, Margaret Simms, Catherine Smith, Alexander Donaldson, James Mulligan, Jane Mulligan and child, cargo includes 200 sheep
  • Truganini
    schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe, arrived 6 Nov at Hobart from Port Phillip, 31 Oct, with sheep, etc

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