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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1841

Notes on Vessels to Port Phillip 1841

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

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

Devonshire

schooner TH Sutton master, Ruffle Agent
16 Nov 1840 Devonshire at Geelong from Melbourne
at Geelong arrived 5 Jan 1841 schooner from Melbourne
Geelong cleared out 6 Jan 1841 for Melbourne
Geelong arrived 14 Jan 1841 from Melbourne with 8 passengers
Geelong sailed 17 Jan 1841 for Melbourne back in Geelong 24 Jan, sailed 26 for Melb
and so on through the year
05 Dec 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne and departed 8 Dec for Melbourne
17 Dec 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne
21 Dec 1841 to Geelong from Melbourne
30 Dec 1841 left Geelong for Melbourne

Diamond

arrived 4 Nov 1841, barque HW Taylor master, from London 1 July 1841 then Cork 23 July to Port Phillip,
See my Diamond notes for a passenger list etc

Diana

schooner, 18 tons, Ruffle
arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers James Bryson and Mr Pitcairn
06 Aug 1841 cutter Bryson master arrived at Melbourne from Ln
21 Aug 1841 schooner Bryson master arrived at Geelong from Launceston via Melbourne
26 Aug 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
02 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Corner Inlet and Launceston
15 Oct 1841 arrived at Geelong from Launceston via Melbourne
19 Oct 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
10 Dec 1841 schooner Greave master cleared from Geelong for Melbourne via the wreck of the William Salthouse

Dusty Miller

schooner, 90 tons, Saunders/Sanders master
See Dusty Miller for voyages in 1840
departed 27 Jan 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Mrs Sanders, Mr Guillan, Mr Ritchie, John Thomson, John Edwards
03 Feb 1841 at Melbourne from Launceston
arrived 17 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Mrs Sanders, W Harrison, Mr Alex Guillan
departing 19 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, Guillan Agent; passengers Mr Savage, Robert Young, Wm Nosegrove, J Clifford, J Morrison, T Stoley, Geo May, Wm Counsel, F Twiner, Jas Dowell, John Thomson, John Williams, Henry Griffiths, Robert Smith, Charles Wells, S Mann and Sarah Mann
arrived 10 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay with passengers Mr John Ritchie, Thomas Thompson
departed 12 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay with passengers William Wilkinson, Edward Partridge, Edward Pearce, Wm Mackensy, Wm Stand, Edward Jones
26 Mar 1841 schooner Saunders master arrived at Melbourne from Portland Bay passengers Mrs Price and child, Mr Gregory, Mr Pollard, Mr Clarke and 8 in Steerage
26 Mar 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston with 400 sheep
departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, passengers Messrs Winter, Cole with wife and dau, Alfred and William Cole, Henry Barr, McKenzie, Traynor, John and George Williams, Coleman, Steer, John Leve, John Hall, James Pillett, R Wheelers, Matthew Atkinson
arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Portland Bay, passengers G Winter Esq, Robert Stewart Esq, Mr Laughlin, cargo - 300 sheep for Winter
departing 21 May 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, passengers Samuel Parker and Thomas Jones
07 Jun 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Portland Bay
20 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne
23 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Launceston with 300 sheep
arrived 28 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Brown and 2 chn, Mr and Mrs Easton and 2 chn, James Lambert, Stephen Robinson, George Hayes
27 Aug 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Newcastle with coals
06 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston
arrived 13 Sep 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Sanders, William Wright, Mr John Pitcher
departing 23 Sep 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Mrs James and child, Mr John Mitchie, junior
28 Sep 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
06 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 11 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers J Ritchie Esq, Mr John Ritchie, Mr Guillan, Capt Mills, Mr John Mahoney
departing 18 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Guthrie, Strutton and Spencer
28 Oct 1841 arrived at Geelong from Launceston via Melbourne with cargo of timber
08 Nov 1841 cleared from Geelong for Launceston with 300 sheep
departing 20 Nov 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip,
25 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston
04 Dec 1841 arrived at Geelong from Launceston via Melbourne
13 Dec 1841 cleared from Geelong for Launceston with 400 bushels lime and 250 sheep
arrived 18 Dec 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with passengers Mrs Sanders, Mr James Grieve, Mr Murray, cargo included 240 sheep, 500 bushels lime
departing 24 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay, passengers Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, DT Gladwell, Richard Haggerty, John King, James Connor, Henry Sisson, Donald McKenzie
Dusty Miller Owner was J Quillan and Captain Jenkins was the Master, with a cargo of flour from Supply River mill on the Tamar estuary, Tasmania. Lost on 25 Nov 1842, when caught in a sudden gale at Rocky point, Port Fairy, and the steering chain broke, one passenger was lost, rest reached safety on Griffiths Island. Guillan and Symes who owned the Supply Mills, had built the schooner Dusty Miller and traded with South Australia in wheat, flour, and farm produce; in 1842 she was wrecked and the cargo worth 10,000 was lost. As nothing had been insured, Guillan and Symes were declared bankrupt. Port Phillip Herald of Tue, 6 Dec 1842, reports that Captain Jenkins was drowned. The Truganina was also totally lost on the same night.

Eagle

barque, 431 tons, JM Buckley master, see Eagle notes for 1840
arrived 23 Jan 1841 at Melbourne from Circular Head with passengers Mr E Curr, jun
Spent 2 months in harbour at Port Phillip to load cargo
Cleared 29 March for London. Passengers Mr and Mrs Yaldwyn and 3 chn, Miss Bowles, Miss Champion, two Misses Fenwick, Miss Welsh, Major Mercer, Dr Davis, Mr Gardiner, two servants. Cargo 980 bales wool.

Edina

arrived 31 May 1841, barque, 471 tons, Captain Skinner master, from Geenock 24 Dec 1840 and Adelaide 17 May. Cabin Passengers Messrs Berth, Dinny/Denny, M'Farlane, Pinkerton, Bonney, Hagen, Carswell/Curswell, and 4 in steerage
In Adelaide the only report is "The EDINA from Greenock rolled her mast out during a calm. She was supplied with a new main mast which was very well reported of by all the captains.
The spar was 75 feet in length, perfectly straight and without a knot. It was brought down by a timber carriage drawn by 26 bullocks in one day, and after being shortened to 68 feet and prepared, was properly stepped and rigged within five days. The cost of the spar delivered on the wharf for 60."

Departed 15 June 1841 for Manilla

Elizabeth Lloyd

schooner Bowen master
29 May 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Sydney

Ellen and Elizabeth

schooner Vesey master
03 Nov 1841 schooner Vessy master arrived at Melbourne from Portland Bay
06 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Portland Bay with 68 emigrants
18 Dec 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Portland Bay

Emma

brig, Ward master,
01 Jul 1841 brig Ward master arrived at Melbourne from Sydney
arrived 7 Aug at Sydney from Port Phillip on 30 July, with sundries and passengers Mr Lovette, Mr and Mrs Rogers and 3 in the steerage

England

arrived 17 July 1841, ship 939 tons, Captain Thompson master from Newport, Liverpool 4 Apr 1841 to Melbourne,

Placed in Quarantine

upon arrival due to whooping cough, but released after investigation.
See my England notes for a passenger list etc

Enmore

arrived 4 Oct 1841, barque 281 tons, Captain Ellis master, from Cork 9 June 1841 to Melbourne.
See my Enmore notes for a passenger list etc

Essington

schooner, 123 tons, Duttomn master
departing 21 Dec 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, 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

Fairlie

barque, Captain Garratt,
departed Sydney 29 Dec 1841 for Port Phillip and Calcutta, passengers Colonel Woodhouse, Lieut Lake, Dr Jennings, 3 privates and 2 women of the 50th regiment

Fergusson

arrived 15 Jan 1841 at Port Phillip, left Plymouth 25 Sep 1840, ship, 555 tons, John Virtue master,
See my Fergusson notes for a passenger list etc

Flinders

cutter Warcus master
See Flindersr for voyages in 1840
22 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne with cargo
23 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne
29 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne in ballast
09 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Aitchison, Mr Harding, Mrs Hale and 2 chn
12 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne in ballast

Flying Squirrel

schooner, 87 tons, Clinch master
15 Dec 1840 at Melbourne from Hobart
27 Dec 1840 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
at Melbourne departed 23 Feb 1841 for Hobart town arrived 5 Mar with 200 sheep, passengers Mr and Mrs Myers and 4 chn, Mrs Pullen, Henry Dernett, Daniel Simms,
06 Apr 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
Melbourne departed 19 Apr 1841 for Hobart town with 150 sheep, passengers Mr and Mrs Goulter, Miss Langford, Mr Bernard and Mr Smyth
25 May 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 1 June 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 28 May, passengers Mr Deane, Mr Smith, Mrs Forth and family, Mr and Mrs Tyner, Mr Simms
29 Jun 1841 schooner Clinch master cleared from Melbourne for Hobart with 200 sheep
25 Jul 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
30 Jul 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 12 Aug 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 28 May, passengers Rev W Richardson, lady and child, WJT Clark Esq, Mr Smith, Miss Landon, Miss Flynn, Mr White, Mr Griffiths, Mr McCarthy
04 Sep 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
13 Sep 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
13 Oct 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
arrived 28 Oct 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip with passengers Messrs Latham and McCarthy
18 Nov 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Hobart
25 Nov 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 1 Dec 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 26 Nov, with passengers Mr Croke, Mr Strong, Mr Bissell, Captain Wigmore, Mr McCracken, Mr Dorkinham and child, Mr Rawlins, Mr and Mrs Marge and 2 chn, Mr Dickson
cleared out 27 Dec 1841 from Melbourne for Hobart town

Foment

barque, 277 tons, Walker master,
arrived 26 Jan 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip on 16 Jan, A Haig Agent, passengers John Snell, George White

Forth

arrived 18 Sep 1841, 481 tons, William Baxter master, from London 13th and from Plymouth 25 May 1841 to Melbourne
See my Forth notes for a passenger list etc

Fortitude

arrived 3 Apr 1841 from London 6 Dec 1840 to Melbourne, barque Hutton master from London via the Cape of Good Hope
passengers Captain B Maclkenzie and lady, Messrs Foote, Davies, Matthews, McFarlane and McCombie, and 5 in steerage
One family and two singles, total 5 passengers, Mathew Neave 28, Elizabeth Neave 23 and James Neave 1, Sophia P Speight 23 and James Mccarthy 23
April 27 - cleared for Batavia and Singapore (cargo not published)

This web page is about a voyage in 1848 of the SS Fortitude

Fox

brig, 222 tons, Lowe master, J Griffiths Agent
Departed 31 Dec 1840 from Launceston for Port Fairy, passengers Mr James Clark, Mr Wall, Daniel OMearon, James Kilgour, Mr J Cowton, Capt Lelyrand, Edward Partridge. Cargo includes 1 bull, 1 horse, 2 harrows, 1 plough, 1 cask wine, 6 boxes soap, 20 packets buckets.
departed 2 Feb 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip and South Aust, passengers Messrs Campbell, Cowton and Cotham
arrived 12 Mar at Launceston from Adelaide with Messrs Campbell, Cowtan, West, Dalton, Brown, Dr Williams and 2 sons
departed 22 Mar 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip with passengers Hector Wales, James Clark, Messrs Emmett, Loughman, F Loughman, Mr and Mills and 2 chn, Wm Meguier, Thomas Dawson, Mr Robert Fisher
arrived 26 Apr at Launceston from South Aust with cargo including 200 coco nuts, 125 bags potatoes, 170 sheep
departing 27 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, passengers J Ritchie Esq, J Cox Esq, Mrs John Cox, Eliza King, Thomas Mills, Benjamin Plumber, John Young, William Gray, John Holmes, Thomas Hodges, James Miller, Thomas Horton, Joseph Twist, cargo includes 60 head cattle, 2 horses, 1 gig and 4 packets furniture for Cox, 500 sheep
departed 3 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy with passengers Charles Anderson, Thomas Bird, James Phillip, Robert Hetteck, Joseph Radley, Robert Whitesides, Richard Heaney, John Mills, M Desmond, Jacob Nowe, Lawrence, Ivirs
arrived 17 June 1841 at Launceston from Port Fairy with cattle, passenger Mr Whitehead
arrived Launceston 4 Aug 1841 from Portland Bay with cattle, passengers MA Campbell, Messrs Count, Newman, Laycock, Whitehead, Misss, Edwards and Symes
departing 11 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay and Port Fairy, passengers Messrs Sutherland, Allan, and Fagan, William Fenley, John Watson, John Curling
arrived 28 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip with Passengers Mr F Allan, Mr and Mrs West, Mr A Campbell

Frances

arrived 29 Nov 1841, ship 332 tons, ER Sharp master, from Liverpool 20 Aug 1841 to Melbourne
See my Frances notes for a passenger list etc

Frankfield

arrived 8 Jun 1841, ship 903 tons, Capt WC Mitchell master, from Liverpool 7 Feb 1841 and Rio Janeiro 1 April to Port Phillip
See my Frankfield notes for a passenger list etc

Gem

schooner 78 tons, Pearce master,
at Melbourne arrived 18 Jan 1841, from Hobart town not reported in Hobart Courier
Melbourne cleared out 25 Jan 1841 for Launceston with passengers with 360 sheep, 7 casks brandy, goods
arrived 5 Feb at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Mrs Barrett, Messrs Dibble, Gilhan, Cooper, Johnson, Webster and Howard
departed Launceston 20 Feb 1841 for Port Phillip, G Fisher Agent. Passengers Mr Horatio Cooper, Jeremiah McCarthy, James Destrisay, John Love, John Lawless, Thomas Pennington, Martha Gladwell and 2 chn, Wm White.
06 Mar 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Launceston passengers Mr and Mrs Russell, Mr Parkinson, Salter, Gibson, Anketel, McDonald, Reanny and 5 in Steerage
arrived 22 Mar 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, passengers Messrs Parkinson, Salter, McKenzie, Russell, Mrs Russell, Mr McDonald and Mr Ankertell
21 Apr 1841 left Launceston Heads on Mon 15 April, and had been seen outside the the Heads on Tuesday but not seen since. On 1 May report that the Gem had put back to George Town for water
Melbourne arrived 25 Apr 1841 from Launceston with passengers Messrs Anketel and Fryden, and 6 in steerage The Gem was delayed because she had put back to George Town for water
26 Apr 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Launceston passengers Mr Anketel, Mr Dryden and 6 in Steerage

George Fyfe

arrived 23 Jul 1841, barque 460 tons George Pike master, from London via Plymouth 24 Mar 1841 to Melbourne
See my George Fyfe notes for a passenger list etc

Georgiana

arrived 19 Feb 1841, barque Stephenson master, from Liverpool 4 Oct 1840 via Cape of Good Hope with 212 emigrants

and placed in Quarantine


See my Georgiana notes for a passenger list etc

Gilbert Jamieson

schooner, Thompson master
05 Sep 1841 arrived at Melbourne from Oporto with wine, etc
13 Oct 1841 cleared from Melbourne for Hobart
arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Hobart from Port Phillip with passengers Dr Agnew and D Hawley

Gilmore

arrived 24 Dec 1841, barque 500 tons, William Mann/Maw Master, from London 20 Aug 1841 Plymouth to Port Phillip,
See my Gilmore notes for a passenger list etc

Governor Arthur

at Melbourne arrived 20 Jan 1841, steamer from Hobart town

Governor La Trobe

cutter Dick master, 03 Feb 1841 Cannon master
15 Dec 1840 Dick master at Geelong from Melbourne and left 17 Dec for Melbourne
17 Dec 1840 from Geelong for Melbourne
01 Jan 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne
at Geelong arrived 10 Jan 1841, cutter from Melbourne with 18 passengers
Geelong departed 12 Jan 1841 Governor La Trobe for Melbourne
Geelong arrived 18 Jan 1841 Governor La Trobe from Williamstown with 14 passengers
Ran an daily shuttle service, between Geelong and Melbourne, below are only accounts namimg passengers, from Geelong Advertiser
03 Feb 1841 cutter Cannon master cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with passengers Mr Dewing, Mr Rule, Mr Sewell
07 Feb 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with passengers Mr Dobson and cargo
10 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne with passengers Mr Peers and 2 men servants and their wives, Mr Butler, Mr Creary, Mr Banjan, Mr Sproles, Mr Varnes and cargo
25 Feb 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Levy, Regan, Murray, Okegan, Caulfield and cargo
10 Mar 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Harrington, Mr Lazarus, Mr Cochrane, Mr Calvert, Mr Harvey, Mr Boucher, Miss Boucher, Harriet Wilson, A Trane, J Wilson, W James, 4 men for Mr Marr, 2 men for Mr Deane,
11 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne passengers Mr M Calvert and Mr Harry
16 Mar 1841 at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Shepherd, Mr Davey, Mr Usher, Mr H Cleasey, W Atkinson, G Waller, H Hays, J Bennett and cargo
23 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Tiller and family, Mrs Wyer and family, Mr Murry, 1 constable, 1 soldier, M Hogan, C McDonals, H Sloper, M ODonald, cargo
24 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne cargo for Major Mercer, Mr Pittman
29 Mar 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr and Mrs Downey and 3 chn, R Higan, F Jones, J Clarke, M Morris and cargo
30 Mar 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
07 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr and Mrs Thomas, Mr and Mrs Fulton, G Petre and son, J Scamble, A Burns, G McAvoy, J Edge, R Mison, M McLaughlin
14 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Gundy, Watson, Freeman and 2 servants
16 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne passengers Mrs McCarty, Mr Buchanan, Mr Cleary, Mr Hall
21 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr Ramsay, Mr and Mrs Falon and child, Mr and Mrs Roberts, Mr and Mrs Forrest, E Walford, W Martin, W Hall, J and J Jackson, W Wilson, J Austin, D Robinson, G Arabin, W Norris, J Maher, J Pearce
23 Apr 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
29 Apr 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 11 passengers
03 May 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
22 May 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mr G Graham
23 May 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
26 May 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Miss E Robinson, Alexander McKay
30 May 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with cargo 13 bales wool
03 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with passengers Mrs Makin, and cargo
06 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with 7 bales wool
11 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne passengers Mrs Roberts, Mr Duerdin, Dorman and cargo
13 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
19 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with cargo
22 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with 8 bales wool
25 Jun 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 15 passengers and cargo
27 Jun 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne with 7 bales wool
03 July 1841 arrived at Geelong from Melbourne with 13 passengers
continued
02 Dec 1841 cleared from Geelong for Melbourne
06 Dec 1840 departed from Geelong for Melbourne

Grindlay

arrived 22 Oct 1841 from England to Port Phillip (via Rio De Janeiro on 22 Aug 1841 with emigrants saved from the India which caught fire in the southern Atlantic) - 153 were rescued.
See my Grindlay notes for a passenger list etc

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

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