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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1841

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

Note - not every journey is accounted for, some are not recorded in the papers I found, many were of freight only, maybe with unnamed Steerage passengers or servants.

Sources - Aust Papers has 1841 copies of Launceston Courier for movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840, also Geelong Advertiser for shipping at Geelong and Melbourne.
Sydney shipping reports in The Colonial Magazine and Commercial Maritime Journal are good. Sydney free press and Commercial Journal, begins on 1 July 1841
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser,
Sadly, the Port Phillip Herald, in 2008 available on PaperofRecord site, has been purchased by Google, and is now off the Internet. Feb 2009

Abeona

schooner, 96 tons, Captain Blackburn master, from Adelaide. Agent JF Strachan
arrived at Melbourne 7 March 1841 from Adelaide, Passengers cabin - Mrs Everett, Messrs G Harborough, P Moss, GR Griffith, E Sturt, Thornton and Williams, Steerage Mr and Mrs E Vernon, Messrs Bean, Strickland, A Oram, RC and E Everett, W Fiams, W Chapman, and R Dixon, Mary Saddler and Isabella Winstey
Melbourne departed 9 Mar 1841 for Hobart town with passengers Mrs Everett, Messrs Harborough and Moss, 11 in the steerage - Mr and Mrs Merrion, Mr and Mrs Vernon, Mrs Beam, Mrs Stricklin, Allan Oram, Robert Everet, William Fyans, William Shapman
14 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Hobart with cargo
17 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne in ballast
19 Apr 1841 cleared from Melbourne with 400 sheep, passengers Mr Welland, Mr Ryrie
departed 19 Apr 1841 from Melbourne for Hobart, arrived 30 Apr, with passengers Messrs Welland and Ryrie, and 400 sheep
Geelong Advertiser 5 Jun 1841 reports - the Abeona, schooner, from Hobart Town via Melbourne, arrived at Williams Town on 22 May; after passing her entries and landing part of her cargo, she weighed anchor and set sail for Corio, In rounding Point Gellibrand, she struck on the rocks, and became so leaky that she was compelled to put back, and a lighter has since brought down part of her cargo.
09 Nov 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne in ballast
12 Nov 1841 schooner Blackburne master cleared from Geelong for Hobart with 300 sheep
arrived 19 Nov at Hobart from Port Phillip on 14 Nov, passenger Mr Horton
04 Dec 1841 arrived at Geelong from Hobart
08 Dec 1841 cleared from Geelong for Hobart with 200 sheep and 11 bales wool
30 Dec 1841 arrived at Geelong from Hobart

Adelaide

schooner, 96 tons, Johnson master,
See Adelaide for voyages in 1840
26 Jan 1841 at Melbourne from Hobart passengers Lr HW Mortimer and 8 in steerage
30 Jan 1841 is aground on the bar at the entrance to the river
from Port Phillip 12 Feb arrived Hobart 17 Feb, with sundries, passengers Mr Macdonald, Thomas Key, Richard Babbington, Captain Johnson reports the brig Janet sailed the same day
arrived 31 March at Hobart from Port Phillip on 26 March, passengers C Banbury Esq, John Smith, Mrs Dennett and chn, Mrs Bellenger, Mrs Sinkley, Mark Dennett, Mrs Calvert and 2 chn
8 July arrived in Hobart from Port Phillip with sheep, passenger Mrs Johnson
29 Jul 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
26 Aug 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 2 Sep in Hobart from Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Johnson, Mrs Downes, MrSafarrel, Mr Gellibrand, Mrs Peters, Thomas Peters, Joseph Peters, Mrs Madogan and child, Mr Aikin

Adelaide brig

258 tons, Dryden master,
entered Hobart Port 2 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip with cargo 23 bullocks and cows
at Melbourne arrived 23 Jan 1841, from Hobart town with passengers Lr HW Mortimer and 8 in steerage
departed 11 May from Launceston for Port Phillip with passengers Mr Dennis, Mr and Mrs Murray
09 Aug 1841 cleared from Melbourne for London with 479 bales wool, specimens of natural history, curiosities. Passengers Mr and Mrs Godfrey and child, Mrs Howard child and servant, Mr Campbell, and 3 in the steerage.

Agenoria

schooner, 129 tons, Hurst master, 29 Jun 1841 Murray master, 26 Oct 1841 Leslie master See Agenoria for earlier voyages
departed 11 Jan 1841 for Hobart arrived 17 Jan, with passengers Dr, Mrs and Miss Officer, Mr R Patterson, Mr EM Sayers, Mr Kettle, Mr R Walker, Mr Foster, Mr Jamison and 3 chn, John Lowe, F Jones,
Report in Hobart Colonial Times, Tue 19 Jan 1841, page 2, On 17 Jan schooner Agenoria, Captain Hurst, from Port Phillip on 11 Jan, with passengers Dr Officer with wife and dau, Messrs Paterson, Sagars, Kettle, Walker, Foster, Jamison and 3 chn, J Somes, and J Jones.
Hobart Colonial Times, reported 2 Feb 1841 the Agenoria sailed Jan 29 for Port Phillip
23 Feb 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived Hobart 9 March from Port Phillip on 4 Mar, with stock, passengers Mr and Mrs Wigmore and family, Elina and Edward Galway, Frances Coffee, Mr and Mrs Featherstone, Mrs Hyde, Thomas Grubbin
at Melbourne arrived 16 Apr 1841, from Hobart town with passengers Messrs Fyans and Gavic
arrived 12 May at Hobart from Port Phillip on 8 May, passengers Mr and Mrs Short and family, Captain Marr, Mr Ewing
Melbourne arrived 6 Jun 1841, from Hobart town with passengers Mrs Hurst, Captain and Mrs Marr, Miss Betts, and Mr Jackson
29 Jun 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart with 250 sheep
arrived 8 July at Hobart from Port Phillip on 1 July, passengers Mr Heckscher, Rev Mr Irvinge with family and servant, Mrs Carter and chn
28 Aug 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
13 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 21 Sep at Hobart from Port Phillip on 10 Sep, passengers Messrs Bilton, Buckland, Stafford, Williams
26 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart with 300 sheep and 10 bullocks
arrived 2 Nov at Hobart from Port Phillip on 10 Sep, passengers Mr Meyers
28 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
arrived 21 Dec at Hobart from Port Phillip on 12 Dec with 200 sheep, passengers Mr F Myers, Mr Mitchell, Miss Sarah White, JD Jennings, J Parry, Robert Halloran, John Calvert, Mary Donaldson, Elizabeth Denny, Susan Shannon, Fanny Elliott
Shipwrecked Agenoria. Brigantine, wood, 129 tons. Built at Prince Edward Island in 1837; reg. Hobart Town. Lbd 72 x 20.7 x 12 ft. Ran on to the Port Albert bar early in March 1852 and could not be refloated.

Agnes and Elizabeth

schooner 74 tons, T McCrelland master, 27 Apr 1841 Mitchell master, 06 Jun 1841 Comyn master, 23 Jul 1841 Mitchell master
See Agnes and Elizabeth for voyages in 1840
arrived 19 Feb 1841, at Melbourne from Adelaide with passengers P Maloney, J Codling, J Riely, M Carter, Mrs Robinson, C Butler and wife, Daniel Ledge, W Ballington, E Smith, and J Davis
27 Apr 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Adelaide bound for Hobart passengers Mr Boag, McNab, Anson, Hunter, Mr and Mrs Simmons 2 chn and 2 servants, 4 in steerage
30 Apr 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart passengers Mr and Mrs Simmons and family
Melbourne arrived 6 Jun 1841 from Hobart town with passengers Mr Ward, Mr Fawkner
arrived 26 June at Hobart from Port Phillip Bay on 18 June, passengers Thomas Connor and Jeremiah Andrew
23 Jul 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
29 Jul 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 19 Aug at Hobart from Port Phillip via Twofold Bay, passengers Mr and Mrs Lamb, Captain Patterson and Mr Munro
25 Sep 1841 arrived at Geelong from Hobart
29 Sep 1841 cleared from Geelong for Hobart with 180 sheep
10 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 23 Nov at Hobart from Port Phillip, passenger Mr Burns, Mrs Henderson and 4 chn, Mrs Mitchell
departing 20 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers John Mitchell, James Cook, George Anderson, William Chagen, Capt Miller, James Mundy

Agostina

arrived 17 Dec 1841, barque 333 tons, See my Agostina notes for a passenger list etc

Agricola

arrived 3 Oct 1841, barque 210 tons See my Agricola notes for a passenger list etc

Alemena

arrived 17 Oct 1841, barque 320 tons, Galbraith master, from Leith 20 May, left Rio de Janeiro 5th August, with merchandise and 26 passengers
Cabin - Messrs Fraser, Kissock, Scott, Boyd, Mill, Dickson, and Miss Dickson, Mr and Mrs Carline/Carfrae and 3 chn, 14 intermediate and steerage passengers

Nov 19 - cleared for Port Adelaide, Passenger Miss Forbes
In the story of the loss of the India we find published in the Port Phillip Patriot on Monday 18 October 1841. - LOSS OF THE INDIA - We stop the press to announce the melancholy intelligence of the loss by fire of the ship India, Captain Hugh Campbell, with emigrants, from Greenock to this port, on 20th July last.
We are indebted for the following particulars to the polite attention of Mr Kissock, a passenger by the Alemena; that it was expected the Grindlay would be ready for sea in about three weeks after the Alemena left Rio de Janeiro (5th August), which vessel conveys the intelligence of the melancholy disaster.
19 Nov 1841 barque Galbraith master cleared from Melbourne for Port Adelaide

Alexander

arrived 24 Dec 1841, barque 550 tons, Ramsay master, See my Alexander notes for a passenger list etc

Alexandrina

brig, Captain Smith master, 27 Sep 1841 Thompson master
arrived at Sydney 26 June, from Port Phillip on 22 June with sundries, passengers Miss Clifford and servant, Mr Osbrey and Mr Cooper.
03 Sep 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney
Melbourne departed 27 Sep 1841 for Sydney with passengers Mr J Bowman, B Smith, Mr Thompson
17 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney

Alice

cutter H Sutton master
14 Mar 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mrs Gardiner and 3 chn, Mr Murrie, Welsh, McClure, and cargo
16 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne passengers Capt Ruffle, Capt Roberts, Mr Tilley, T Maynard, T Ferguson
22 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Hunter, Mr Kay, Mr Tyssen, Mr and Mrs Downie, cargo
24 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne passengers Mr Mckay, Hunter
19 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr and Mrs Shepherd family and servants, Mr Hart, Mrs Moreland, S Furley
20 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
25 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 21 passengers and cargo
27 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
02 May 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr and Mrs Morgan, Miss OGorman, T Taylor, W Relgeton, J Duncan, G Wilson, W Whitehead, G Morris, T Webster, G Dixon, Mary Connor
04 May 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
22 May 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Duerdin, Mrs Baker, Mr and Mrs Groves, Mr Williams, Mr Fisher, Mr Sayer
25 May 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
01 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 6 ps
04 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
17 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers J Doig, J ONeil, J McCabe, P Donohue, S Fitzgerald and wife
19 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
27 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 10 passengers and cargo
30 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne

Allan Ker

arrived 27 Nov 1841, barque 600 tons, See my Allan Ker notes for a passenger list etc

Anne

barque, 212 tons, Simpson master, See Anne for notes on arrival 1840
arrived at Sydney 20 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 9 Jan, passengers Major Anderson 50th Regt, Dr Gillespie, Mr and Mrs Harper, Dr Gillespie, Messrs Allen, Elliott, Maloney, J Chapman, and Mrs Young, Mrs Sherwin
Feb 25 the Anne departed from Sydney for Port Phillip, passengers Mr Young, Miss Wilson, Mr Wigglesworth, Mr Guthrie, Mrs Thomas Rattray, and 30 in the steerage
16 May, departing from Sydney for Port Phillip, with passengers Mrs Meir, Mr RM Robertson, Mr and Mrs Atkinson and 3 chn, Mr Howard, Mr Douglas, Mr Power, Mrs Molieur, Mrs Bell and dau
arrived 25 May at Melbourne from Sydney, passengers Mrs Simpson and child, Miss Mirr, Mr and Mrs Atkinson and 3 chn, Mrs Monham, Mrs and Miss Bell, Mr Howard and Mr Robertson, and 23 in the steerage
arrived 1 July at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 June, passengers Mr Burton, Mr Rose, Mr Hammond, Mr J Hammond, and 4 in steerage
Departing 24 July from Sydney for Port Phillip with sundries, passengers Mr Howard, Mr McMillan and child, Mr Gardner, Mr Hammond, and 9 in the steerage
Arrived 29 Aug at Sydney from Port Phillip, with sundries, passengers Mr Moses and Mr Davies
Departing 5 Oct from Sydney for Port Phillip with sundries, passengers mr and Mrs Gregory, Mrs Johnson, Mr T Strachan, Mr R Martin, Miss Bolger and 6 steerage

Aphrasia

steamer, Lawler master,
23 Apr 1841 (or Spirit of the Foam) is described. The Steam Navigation Company has engaged Captain Lawler to supervise her fitting, thenbe her Captain, Her length of deck 110 feet, breadth of beam 18 feet, propelled bt two engines of 20 horsepower, and ordinary draught of water about 6 feet
26 Jun 1841 from Sydneyand arrived 29 Jun 1841 at Melbourne from Sydney with passengers Mr Foxton, Darlot, Thompson and 6 in the steerage
05 Jul 1841 steamer Sutton master arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with about 60 passengers
at Melbourne arrived with passengers Messrs Foxton, Darlot, and Thompson, and 6 in Steerage
July 6 arrived at Sydney from Melbourne with general cargo and about 60 passengers,
July 7 to Melbourne with about 50 passengers
July 8 to Geelong with general cargo and about 20 passengers,
July 9 to Melbourne with about 15 passengers
established a routine, Monday, Weds and Friday round trips between Geelong and Melbourne
26 Oct 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with His Excellency the Governor and suite

Argyle - March

arrived 1 Mar 1841 barque 700 tons from London via Plymouth See my Argyle March notes for a passenger list etc

Argyle - April

arrived 12 Apr 1841, ship 634 tons, Rattery master, from Liverpool See my Argyle April notes for a passenger list etc

Ariadne

arrived 9 Jan 1841, barque 501 tons, See my Ariadne 1839 and 1841 Ariadne notes for a passenger list etc

Asia

arrived 16 Dec 1841, barque 320 tons, Capt Henry Patterson, from Leith (Scotland) 6 July 1841 to Port Phillip via Sydney 10 Dec 1841, listed by NSW, but not by Victorian officials
Bounty Passengers - George Colthead 36 with Susanna 31 and 3 Daughters Elizabeth 9, Margaret 4 and Mary Ann 2, Protestants from Haddingtonshire, and Mary Syme 17, Protestant from Edinburgh, all can read and write.
Reported Tuesday, December 21, 1841 The Port Phillip Herald, Cabin from Leith - Miss Isaac Reddie, Mr Bruce Cheyne, from Sydney Mr Archibald Stevenson. Steerage from Leith - Alexander Welsh, Michael Herring, George Coltherd, Joan Coltherd, Margaret Coltherd, Mary Ann Coltherd, Elizabeth Coltherd, Mary Lyme

Augustus

barque, 138 tons, Martyn master, 2 Apr Captain Mattison master, 26 Oct 1841 barque Gordon master
departed from Sydney 23 Dec 1840 for Port Phillip with Captain Stephenson, passengers Mrs Stephens, Mr McKennon, Mr and Mrs Clark and 2 chn, WH Dutton Esq, Mr S Solomon, Mr J Solomon
at Melbourne cleared out 23 Jan 1841, for Sydney with passengers Mr Thompson, Mr and Mrs Snow, Mr Walker, Mr Solomon, McInnes
arrived Sydney 31 Jan 1841 from Port Phillip 28 Jan, passengers Mr and Mrs Snow, Mrs William Snow, Mr Solomon, Mr Walker, Mr McInnes, Mr Thomson and 12 in steerage
Mr Martyr the chief officer takes the command on her return to Sydney
departed 2 Apr from Sydney for Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Passmore and servant, Miss Ressett, Messrs Smith, McKay, R and S Hodgson, and 8 in steerage
04 May 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney passengers Mr Smith, Hay, Plaistow, Miss Kensett
26 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Newcastle
08 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Newcastle

Australasian Packet

barque 192 tons, 23 Feb 1841 McPherson master, 01 Aug 1841 Nicholls master
left London 16 June 1839 and reached Sydney 22 Oct 1839, came intended for the coastal trade, see OzShips webpage.
departed Sydney 25 Nov 1839 for Melbourne 12 Dec 1839, no other details.
Australasian Packet arrived in Sydney 8 Jan from Port Phillip
Does not appear to have visited Port Phillip and had arrival recorded, during 1840
departed Sydney 23 Feb 1841 for Port Phillip, passengers His Honour Justice Willis and lady, Mr JD Nichols, Mr Kittson, Mr Raymond, Mr Gurner, Mr Beswick, Rev Mr and Mrs Wilkinson and child, Mr Aspinal, Mr Prosser, Mr Gannon, Mr Westgarth, Mr Cruikshanks and 33 in the steerage
10 March 1841 arrived Melbourne from Sydney, passengers His Honour Judge Willis and lady, Captain Nicholls, Rev Mr and Mrs Wilkinson and child, Messrs Kitson, Raymond, Gurner, Beswicke, Aspinall, Prosser, Genon, Westgarth, Cruikshank, and Raymond, with 34 in the steerage
Arrived 27 March at Sydney from Port Phillip having left 21 Mar, with passengers Mr Aspinall, Mr Orde, Mr Cohen, Mr Levy, Mr Callo, and Mr Lupen
Departed 18 Apr with Captain Nichols master, passengers Mr and Mrs Pickering and child, Mr Milligan, Mr Levlen/Levien, Mr Levey, Dr Gain, Mr Wentworth, Mr Manton and 26 in the steerage
Arrived 27 Apr 1841 at Melbourne from Sydney, passengers Mr and Mrs Hoddle, Mr and Mrs Pickering, Dr Gain, Messrs WC Wentworth, Mulligan, Levey, Manton, Hogan and Levien, 30 in the steerage and 18 prisoners
Departed 3 May from Melbourne for Sydney, passengers Drs Gain and Agnew, Messrs Field, Sherwin, Fletcher, Hart, Hogan, Enscoe, Milligen and Gardiner, and 8 in the Steerage
Arrived 12 May at Sydney from Port Phillip on 8 May, passengers Mr Fletcher, Mr Hart, Mr Hoggan, Mr Enscoe, Dr Agnew, Dr Gain, Mr and Mrs Field and son, Mr Gardner, Mr Thorp, and 6 in the steerage.
June 21, arrived Sydney from Port Phillip on 13 June, with sundries, passengers Mr and Mrs Passmore and 2 servants, Mr and Mrs Tegg and family, Lieut Russell, Mr Bowman, Mr Cheeseborough, Mrs Wylding, Masters T and J Owen, and miss Whitehead
Departed 13 July from Sydney for Port Phillip with sundries and passengers Captain Gordon, Mrs Field, Mr Spence, Mr Benjamin, Mr Phillips, Mr Rhodius, 8 in the steerage, six convicts and one constable
01 Aug 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Sydney 24 Jul
09 Aug 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Sydney
Arrived Aug 17 with Captain Hoskins master, from Port Phillip on 12 Aug, in ballast with passengers Mr Wentworth, Mr Milligan, Mr Miles and 2 in the steerage
Oct 5 Australasian Packet departed from Sydney for China, with passengers Mr JD Nichols and servant, Mr W Hill supercargo, Mr HS Green

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

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