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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, January 1842,
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.

December

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 3rd Dec 1841

Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, cleared 1 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart via Geelong, cargo 200 sheep, passengers Mrs Smith, Mrs Hodgson and 3 chn, Mr and Mrs Price and 2 chn, For Geeling Mr Srachan, Mr White, Mr Fisher,
Corsair
steamer, 1 tons, Bell master, arrived 1 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers
  • Lord Goderich
    barque, 362 tons, Miles master, sailed 24 Nov 1841 from Hobart for Port Arthur
  • Lady of the Lake
    barque, 240 tons, Kelman, sailed 5 Dec 1841 from Hobart for Portland Bay, with sundries.
  • Corsair
    steamer, 186 tons, Bell master, sailed 30 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, J Raven, agent, passengers Rev Dr Lang, Messrs Archer, Winter, Langslow, Westgarth, Wallace, Kilburn, Mrs Ferguson, Michael McEachorn, David Rose, Joseph Arthon, John Selby, John Rowman, Charles Hawkins
Tuesday 7th Dec 1841
  • Branken Moor
    barque, 492 tons, master, arrived 3 Dec at Port Phillip from London, passengers see branken Moor which also came 17 March 1840
Abeona
brigantine, 96 tons, Blackburn master, arrived 3 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart on 26 Nov 1841, with sundries.
Abeona
brig, tons, master, cleared 3 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart,
Dusty Miller
schooner, tons, master, cleared 3 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston via Geelong, passengers Mrs Saunders, Messrs Grieve, Ruffle, Loyd
Royal Mail
Schooner, tons, master, cleared 3 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mr Spyer
Sea Horse
steamer, 96 tons, master, sailed 30 Nov 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip, arrived 4 Dec, passengers Mrs Beers, Mrs Dunn, Capt Howie/Harvie, Messrs Marshall, Robinson, Cardingham, Holland, Dunn, Marshall, Browne, Dyer, Douglas, Jones, and 2 officers of 80th Regt, 14 steerage, 40 men, 3 women and 3 chn of the 80th Regt
Corsair
steamer, 180 tons, Bell master, cleared 4 Dec from Port Phillip and arrived 7 Dec 1841 at Launceston, J Raven, agent, passengers, Mr J Walker, Mr W Headlam, Mrs Hodgson and three children, John Edwards, John Kimbo, Mrs Clifton, A Balflam, Mrs Balflam and two children, Day (a prisoner of the crown,) Bruce, a constable.
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Tyalor master, arrived 5 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart,
Scout
Scout, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, arrived 6 Dec at Port Phillip sailed 4 Dec 1841 from Launceston, Willis & Co., agents.
  • Essington
    schooner, 123 tons, Dutton master, sailed 1 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, J Griffiths, spent, with sundries, passengers, Mr W Wales, John Cox Esq, W Radley, W Murwood and wife, J Barrowcase, James Cain, H McLean, John McLean, D Evans, William McLean.
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, sailed 3 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, passengers, James Whyte Esq, Joseph Devenport Esq, Mrs Devenport, Walter Birmingham, Jane Riley, J Fairelough, Sarah O'Meara, Robert Kemp, Stephen Norman, James Kendall, James Jones, Richard Clayton, James Read, William Clements, Thomas Broad, George Dean.
Friday 10th Dec 1841
Truganina
schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe master, arrived 6 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart cleared 27 and sailed on 29 Nov, passengers Mrs Hind, Mrs Steel, 1 steerage, with sundries.
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, arrived 6 Dec at Port Phillip from Sydney on 12 Nov and Port Albert 5 Dec, with sundries, passengers to Port Albert M'Donnell Glengarry, Esq, Mrs McDonnell and four children, Mrs Dancer, to Melbourne Mrs Birkinshaw, and eleven in the steerage
Sir John Franklin
schooner, 52 tons, Jenkins master, arrived 7 Dec at Port Phillip, cleared 1 Dec and sailed 4 Dec 1841 from Launceston, Fisher, agent, passenger, Mr A Campbell passenger Mr A Campbell
Augustus
barque, 138 tons, Gordon master, arrived 8 Dec at Port Phillip from Newcastle on 26 Nov, with coals
  • Abeona
    schooner, 90 tons, Blackburn master, arrived 17 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 8 Nov, with sheep, &c.
    Seahorse
    steamer, Tallan Master, cleared 7 Dec and sailed 8 Dec from Port Phillip and arrived 11 Dec 1841 at Sydney, with sundries. Passengers, Mrs Morgan, Mr and Mrs Skerington, Captain and Mrs Fox and servant, Mrs and Miss Massie, Dr Sullivan, Rev Dr Lang and Mr Wilkinson, Messrs Sell/Nells, D Jones, Thomas Barrett, Lieut Vignoles, Ensign Ralston, and thirty-six rank and file of 28th regiment, 26 in steerage, and ten prlsoners.
  • Lillias
    schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, arrived 17 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 10 Dec, with sheep-passengers, Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Price and two children, and Thomas Joy,
  • Scout
    brig, 95 tons, Groathie master, arrived 17 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 13 Dec, with cattle-passenger Charles Dudley, Esq.
  • Truganini
    schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe master, arrived 30 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 24 Dec, with cattle-passengers, Mr Hall, Mr Sullivan, Mr D Mackinton, Miss Alves, Mr G Wilson, J. Parker.
  • Maguasha
    brig, 140 tons, Taylor master, arrived 18 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 12 Dec, with sheep and cattle, passengers, Mr Marshall and Mr Mortimer,
  • Shamrock
    cutter, 36 tons, Ayling master, arrived 18 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip, 9 Dec, with sheep.
Tuesday 14th Dec 1841
Supply
brig, 125 tons, Brown master, arrived 9 Dec at Port Phillip from Sydney, passengers A Cooper, 3 constables
Agenoria
schooner, 129 tons, Leslie master, cleared 10 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart arrived 21 Dec 1841, with 200 sheep, passengers, Mr F Myers, Mr Mitchell, Miss Sarah White, JD Jennings, J Parry, Robert Halloran, John Calvert, Mary Donaldson, Elisabeth Denny, Susan Shannon, Fanny Elliott,
Industry
schooner, 96 tons, Matthews master, cleared 10 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart, arrived 18 Dec 1841, with sheep, passengers Mrs Houghton, Mr Connor, P Dunn, J Lynch, J Keating, P Loneghan, H Rogerson and wife, J Turner, J Inches, P Scott, Mrs Bamfield and child.
Scout
, 95 tons, Gwatkin master, cleared 11 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart, passenger Charles Dudley, cargo 26 head cattle
Maguasha
, 152 tons, Taylor master, cleared 11 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart, passengers Mr Marshall, Mortimer, Thomson, cargo 35 bullocks, 300 sheep
Alpha
cutter, 27 tons, Bennett master, cleared 12 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers to Western Port Mr ANderson, henry Holdins, to Launcesto Peter Burke
Corsair
steamship, 186 tons, Bell master, arrived 13 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston 11 Dec, passengers, Mrs Coulson and two children, Elizabeth Ramsdale, Marcella Reede, Elliott, Greeves, John Brown, Robert Alderson
  • James
    barque, 358 tons, Todd master, cleared 13 Dec from Port Phillip for Geelong then loading for London, passengers Mrs Todd and family, Miss Deane, cargo 35 tons bark, wool
Friday 17th Dec 1841
Boujah Maiden
cutter, 35 tons, Robinson master, cleared 1 Dec from Port Phillip for Geelong,
Corsair
steamship, 186 tons, Bell master, cleared 1 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Mrs Ferguso, Mrs Edwards and child, Messrs brewster, Peters, Winter, Anderson, Wallace, McDonald, Kidder, McArthur, Langhorne, Cruikshank, Whit, 23 steerage
Sir John Franklin
schooner, 52 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 1 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston, passenger Mr Roberts
Caroline
brig, 157 tons, E Woodlin master, arrived 16 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart 9 Dec, passengers
  • Asia
    barque 320 tons, Capt Henry Patterson, from Leith (Scotland) 6 July 1841 to Port Phillip via Sydney, arrived 16 Dec at Port Phillip, with sundries, passengers from Leith, Mr Bruce Cheyne, Miss Isaac Reddie, Alexander Welsh, Michael Herring, George Coltherd, John Coltherd, Margaret Coltherd, Elizabeth Coltherd, Mary Ann Coltherd, Elizabeth coltherd, Mary Lymefrom Sydney Mr Archibald Stevenson,
  • Ward Chapman
    barque, 740 ton, Capt Lewis Bilton master, from Bristol 26 Aug 1841 arrived 16 Dec at Port Phillip, passengers - see my web page
  • William Mitchell
    barque, 338 tons, master Francis Harvey from Leith 22 July 1841 via Rio de Janiero, arrived 16 Dec at Port Phillip, with a general cargo and 45 cabin, intermediate and steerage passengers, passengers - see my web page
Tuesday 21st Dec 1841
  • Agostina
    barque, 333 tons, Perry master, arrived 17 Dec at Port Phillip from London 4 Aug and Cork 2 Sep, passengers Mr Moody, and Bounty
  • Mary Hay
    barque, 258 tons, AD Volum master, arrived 18 Dec at Port Phillip from London, passengers Mrs Nitby and child, Miss Harriet Rogers, Mr Davidson, Mr Barot
  • Minerva
    schooner, 90 tons, David Reid master, cleared 18 Dec from Port Phillip for Auckland, New Zealand,
Ellen and Elizabeth
schooner, 1 tons, master, arrived 18 Dec at Port Phillip from Portland, passengers Mr G Lilly with wife and child, Messrs Lockhart, Frith, Roberts, Jones, Hall, Johnson, Garett, Conroy, Catherine Edwards,
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, cleared 18 Dec from Port Phillip for Sydney,
Truganini
schooner, 62 tons, Biscoe master, cleared 18 Dec from Port Phillip for Hobart,
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, arrived 28 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, with sundries, passengers John and James Whyte, Esqs, William Corney, L. Wheatley. R. Lavender.
Friday 24th Dec 1841
  • Alan Ker
    barque, 606 tons, McKechnie master, cleared 20 Dec from Port Phillip for Bombay, passenger Mr Colin Campbell, Esq
  • True Love
    schooner, 133 tons, Coulton master, cleared 22 Dec from Port Phillip for Swan River and Batavia, passengers Mrs Coulton, Mr frederick Jones
Sea Horse
steamer, 243 tons, Tallar master, arrived 22 Dec at Port Phillip from Sydney, on 18 Dec 1841, with sundries. Passengers, Mr and Mrs Bolder/Holder, Mr and Mrs Watson, Rev P McGuinness, Rev J Wilkinson, Captaain Thom, Messrs Chisholm, Rhode, Turner, Robertson, Thomas, McTaggert, McCullum, Reeve, Young, and 10 in the steerage
Lady of St Kilda
schooner, 137 tons, Lawrence master, arrived 22 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart on 19 Dec, passengers Mr Poole and child, 1 steerage

Tuesday 28th Dec 1841
  • Gilmore
    barque, 500 tons, Maw master, arrived 24 Dec at Port Phillip from Plymouth Aug 20, passengers
  • Alexander
    barque, 550 tons, Ramsay master, arrived 24 Dec at Port Phillip from London 1 and Plymouth 31 Aug, passengers
Corsair
steamer, 186 tons, Bell master, arrived 26 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers
Henry
brig, 107 tons, Grainger master, arrived 26 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston, passengers
Naiad
schooner, 100 tons, Lindsay master, arrived 26 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart on 17 Dec, with sundries.
Sea Horse
steamer, 243 tons, Tallan master, cleared 27 Dec from Port Phillip for Sydney, passengers
  • Abeona
    schooner, 96 tons, Blackbourne master, sailed 19 Dec 1841 from Hobart for Port Phillip, in ballast
Friday 31st Dec 1841
  • Salus
    brig, 168 tons, Simpson master, arrived 29 Dec at Port Phillip from London 5 Aug, passengers Luiet and Mrs Mallard with son and 2 dau, Miss Eldridge, Master Hughes, 2 steerage
  • Frances
    ship, 333 tons, Sharpe master, cleared 29 Dec from Port Phillip for East Indies, in ballast
  • Sarah
    barque 406 tons, Edmonds master, arrived 31 Dec 1841 from London 11 June, and Rio de Janeras 3 Oct Passengers Mr and Mrs Payne, Miss Payne, Mr Richard Philpott, two Misses Philpott, Messrs Branyon and Camplan, 5 in Steerage and 12 bounty immigrants, Imports by Sarah - long list
    Mary Anne Philpot wed 1843 #4676 to James Damyon Church of England, St James, Melbourne
    Catherine Philpot wed 1845 #4910 to Edward Bryan Wight at Church of England, St James, Melbourne
    The Sarah Departed for India 26 Feb 1842
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner, 74 tons, Millar master, arrived 28 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart, passengers Messrs Mitchell, Crook, Anderson, Clayre
Will Watch
schooner, 60 tons, Harding master, arrived 28 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston sailed 24 Dec 1841, Fisher, agent, passengers, Messrs O'Connor, Miller, Lewis, Murray, Ankin, Clarke
Corsair
steamship, 186 tons, Bell master, cleared 28 Dec from Port Phillip for Launceston, passengers Messrs Barradale, Mundy, Brown, Cleveland, Hardy, Levy, the Misses McDonald, 19 steerage
Timbo
schooner, 122 tons, Bentley master, arrived 29 Dec at Port Phillip after sailed 18 Dec 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip, with sundries, Passengers Messrs Gibbes and Vaughan
Lowestoft
schooner, 114 tons, Irvine master, arrived 29 Dec at Port Phillip from Launceston 20 Dec,
Industry
schooner, 86 tons, Mathews master, arrived 30 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart on 24 Dec 1841 with sundries
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, arrived 30 Dec at Port Phillip from Hobart on 26 Dec, with sundries passengers Mr C Dudley, 5 steerage
  • Fairlie
    ship, Garratt master, sailed 29 Dec 1841 from Sydney for Port Phillip, with sundries. Passengers Colonel Wodehouse, Lieut Luke, Dr Jennings, three privates and two children of 50th regiment
  • Shamrock
    steamer, Ayling master, sailed 26 Dec 1841 from Hobart for Port Phillip
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Sanders master, sailed 29 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, J. Guillan, agent, passengers, Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, DT Gladwell, Richard Haggerty, John King, James Connor, Henry Sisson, Donald McKenzie.
  • Sir John Franklin
    schooner, 52 tons, Jenkins master, sailed 29 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Melbourne, JH Campbell, agent-passengers, Mr Athorne, Daniel Colman, John Carroll
  • Faune
    ship, 129 tons, De Grainduaigne master, sailed 31 Dec 1841 from Hobart for Port Phillip, with a general cargo.

Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, 1842,
Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,
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