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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1842

Maguasha

brig 152 tons Taylor master,
Arrived 9 Jan 1842 - from Hobart Passengers Messrs Taylor, Marshall, Dunne. Imports timber, shingles, 30 bags flour, 8 bags potatoes source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan
Maguasha Sailed 26 Jan 1842 - for Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 28st Jan
Maguasha brig 152 tons, Taylor master, Cleared Out 25 Jan 1842 - for Hobart, Passengers Mrs Taylor, Miss Patterson, Messrs McCracken, Lang, Belcher and 1 in Steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 28st Jan
Maguasha brig, 151 tons, Taylor master, Arrived 12 Aug 1842 - from Hobart. Passengers Miss Patterson source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August
Maguasha schooner, Cleared Out 19 Sep 1842 - for Hobart, exports 35 bullocks, 200 sheep, 1 mill stone, 1 burr stone source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 20th September
Maguasha Sailed 21 Sep 1842 - for Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 23th September
Maguasha brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, Arrived 7 Dec 1842 - from Hobart. Passengers Mrs Taylor and child source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 9th December

Manlius

ship,
see - Bounty Immigrants for details of these passengers
Arrived 13 Feb 1842 - from Leith, with immigrants. Due to disease being on board, she has been placed in quarantine. Sick camp set up at Gellibrand's point. source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 15th Feb
Manlius was released News - the from quarantine on Saturday last, 16 Apr. source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th April
Manlius Hodge master, Cleared Out 6 May 1842 - for Bombay, in ballast. Passengers Mr Thomas Smart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 10th May
Manlius Sailed 18 May 1842 - for Bombay source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 20th May
Manlius, ship Vessels in Hobson's Bay, source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March

Mariner

schooners
Vesels at Queen's Wharf source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March
Mariner schooner, Cleared Out 5 Aug 1842 - for Western Port. Passengers Mr and Mrs Murphy, Mr and Mrs Mulcare and child, Mr and Mrs Johnson and 7 chn, Messrs Cobb, Watkins source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 9th August
Mariner schooner, 47 tons, Rolls master, Arrived 7 Sep 1842 - from Launceston. Passengers Mr Lawdon source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 9th September

Marquis of Bute

ship, 512 tons, Lamont master,
Sailed 11 Jan 1842 - for Batavia in ballast source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 14th Jan
Marquis of Bute Sailed 16 Jan 1842 - for Batavia source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th Jan

Martin Luther

barque, Swan master,
Arrived 9 Feb 1842 - from London, Passengers Mr Coward, intermediate 1, 192 bounty immigrants, under the superintendence of Dr Coward, Not in Port Phillip records. See Bounty Immigrants source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 11th Feb
Martin Luther barque, 416 tons, Swan master, Cleared Out 15 Mar 1842 - for Batavia with part of original cargo source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 18th March
Martin Luther Sailed 19 Mar 1842 - for India source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March

Mary Gray

McKenzie master,
Cleared Out 18 Nov 1842 for Sydney. Passengers Mrs McKenzie source Melbourne Times, Fri 19th November -
Mary Grey Reported 29 Nov, arrived 26 Nov 1842 at Sydney from Port Phillip barque, 445 tons, McKenzie master, pas Mrs McKenzie source Australiasian Chronicle, Sydney

Mary Hay


Sailed Sun 2 Jan 1842 - for Launceston source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 4th Jan
Mary Hay Sailed 27 Jan 1842 from Launceston - barque, 258 tons, Volum master, for Port Phillip, Cargo for JS Usher, J Griffiths, G Harold, Passengers Rev Mr Russell, McDavidson, John Wanes, George Ledham with wife and 2 chn source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 28st Jan
Mary Hay barque, Volum master, Cleared Out 16 Feb 1842 - for New Zealand, Exports include 8 tons flour, 20 boxes tea, 69 head cattle and 225 sheep source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 18th Feb

Mary Mitchison

brig, 271 tons, McEwen master,
Arrived 4 Dec 1842 - from London 11 Aug. Passengers 3 in steergae, GW Cole Agent source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 6th December

Mary Nixon

barques
Vessels in Hobson's Bay, source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March
Mary Nixon barque, Cleared Out 6 June 1842 - for London. Passengers Mr and Mrs Cuff and servant, Messrs JM Woolley, Thomas Woolley, Blakeney, Charnley, Barker source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 7th June
Mary Nixon Sailed 13 June 1842 - for London source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 14th June
Marys schooner, 62 tons, Cookes master, Arrived 6 Aug 1842 - from Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 9th August
Marys schooner, 62 tons, Cookes master, Cleared Out 12 Aug 1842 - for Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August
Marys Sailed 13 Aug 1842 - for Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August

Midge

cutter,
Cleared Out 27 July 1842 - for Western Port. Passengers Mr and Mrs Mundy and 2 servants source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 29th July

Minerva


Sailed 13 Jan 1842 from Launceston - schooner 110 tons, Fawthrop master, for Portland Bay, Passengers P Whyte, Esq., JG Robertson Esq, Messrs Rose, Crouch, Wheatley, McWhirter source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan
Minerva Sailed 13 Jan 1842 from Launceston - schooner 110 tons, Fawthrop master, for Portland Bay, Passengers P Whyte Esq., JG Robertson Esq, Messrs Rose, Crouch, Wheatley, McWhirter source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th Jan
Minerva arrived Launceston 4 Apr from Portland Bay , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, , Passengers John henty Esq, Mrs Henty and child, William Bourne, Fanny White, James Reed, James Smith, James Paisley, Edward Partridge, John Woodward (Source Launceston Examiner 8 Apr 1842),
Minerva , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, (Source Launceston Examiner 23 Apr 1842), departed Launceston 16 Apr for Portland Bay, Passengers William Corney Esq, Mr McDowell, J Henty Esq, Mrs Henty and child, Mr Bourne, John Younghusband, Thomas Best, William Watson source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 22nd April
Minerva arrived Launceston 6 May from Portland Bay , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, , Passengers R McLennan, Mrs MacLennan, John Lotness, Charles Munden, George Mallett, Ellen Shea (Source Launceston Examiner 7 May 1842),
Minerva departed Launceston 21 May for Portland Bay, , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, Passengers William Lawrence Esq, George Bryant, George Mallett Source Launceston Examiner 28 May 1842
Minerva , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, (Source Launceston Examiner 20 Aug 1842), departed Launceston 19 Aug for Portland Bay, Passengers Samuel Bryan Esq, G Winter Esq, W Mills, J Wilmot, D Johnson, H Archer, T Wiseman, A Fornard, J Turnock source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 23th August
Minerva 110 tons, Fawthorp master. Cleared from Launceston 1 Nov 1842 for Portland Bay Passengers John Fleming, Joseph Newton, William Blythe, R McCoy, George Rhodes, George Hudson. Cargo has items for D ansd S Benjamin, W Donald, Henry White, S Hyland, J Raven, Jane Little, FW Townley, A Anderson, J Robertson, S Bryan, H Dowling, T Reibey, GF Goble source Launceston Examiner 5 Nov 1842
Minerva Arrived at Launceston 5 Dec 1842 from Portland Bay schooner, 110 tons, Fawthorp master. Passengers JW McCulloch Esq., Hector Wales, Lucy Allen, William Salvage, James Marwood source Launceston Examiner 7 Dec 1842
Minerva , schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, departed 9 Dec from Launceston for Portland, passengers John and Ann Bigsbey, Mrs E Bolger, Mr WS Bonner source Launceston Examiner 10 Dec 1842

Naiad

schooner 52 tons, Jenkins master,
Sailed 8 Jan 1842 - for Launceston. Passengers Messrs Murdock and Barnard, 2 in the steerage. Exports 300 sheep, 50 barrels pork source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan
Naiad schooner, Arrived 13 Feb 1842 - from Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 15th Feb
Naiad schooner, 104 tons, Carr master, Arrived 18 May 1842 - from Hobart. Passengers Mrs Williams and child, Messrs Fisher, Lickart, White source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 20th May
Naiad Sailed 29 May 1842 - for Portland Bay source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 31st May
Naiad 27, brigatine, Cleared Out 27 May 1842 - for Portland Bay with original cargo. Passengers Mrs Williamson and child, Messrs White, Lickart, Watson source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 31st May
Naiad brig, 103 tons, Carr master, Arrived 5 July 1842 - from Hobart, Import 1 horse source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 12th July
Naiad brig, Cleared Out 5 July 1842 - for Hobart export 150 sheep source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 12th July
Naiad schooner, 104 tons, Carr master, Cleared Out 12 Aug 1842 - for Hobart via Geelong source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August
Naiad Sailed 13 Aug 1842 - for Geelong and Hobart source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August
Naiad schooner, 104 tons, Carr master, Arrived 13 Aug 1842 - from Hobart. Passengers Mr Gribble source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 16th August
Naiad Cleared Out 13 Oct 1842 - for Hobert 150 sheep source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 14th October

Nerio

barque 339 tons Hill master,
Arrived 2 Jan 1842 from Newcastle 13 Dec 1841. Imports 400 tons coal for Hill, 17 tons flour for Strachan. The Nerio anchored off Williams Town on Sunday having got off the bank where she was aground, on consequence of not being able to 'stay', having lost her top-mast and sails. source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 4th Jan
Nerio Hill master, Cleared Out and sailed 9 May 1842 - for London source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 10th May
Nerio barque, Cleared Out 14 May 1842 - for London with 976 bales wool, 25 tons bark source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 17th May
Nerio Sailed 17 May 1842 - for London source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 20th May

Nimrod

brig, 180 tons, Box master,
Arrived 10 Mar 1842 - from New Zeland, James Cain, Agent source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 11th March
Nimrod Brigs Vessels in Hobson's Bay, source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March
Nimrod Sailed 24 Apr 1842 - for New Zealand source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 26th April
Nimrod brig, Cleared Out 23 Apr 1842 - for Nelson Haven, New Zealand. Passengers 13 in Steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 26th April

Ocean

barque, 560 tons, James Ward master,
Arrived 12 Sep 1842 - from Liverpool 12 May, and Rio De Janeiro 1 Aug. Passengers Cabin Alastair McKenzie Esq., (Deputy Sheriff) lady, child and servant, Patrick Glisson Esq., MD, lady, 6 chn and servant, Mr and Mrs Duggan, Miss Eyre, Messrs Thomas OKell, Anthony Collins, Donald McTavish, Charles Fry, Robert Campbell Yuille; Mrs Ward and son, George W Russell and child, Mr Hacket Intermediate Mr and Mrs Marshall and child, Mr and Mrs Barns/Burns and 4 chn, Mr and Mrs Donnelly, Mr and Mrs Powell and child, Misses Harriet Jennings, Frances Graham, Martha Ward, Messrs James Robson, John Flavelle, John Ritchie, William Moore, Joshua Vogan, James Vogan, TH Davies, Thomas Howson, GD Murray, Henry Canning, Thomas Sanderson, William Birkett, Joseph Birkett, James ALexander, 64 in the steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 30th September
Ocean barque, Cleared Out 17 Nov 1842 for Sydney. Passengers Mrs Ward and son, Mrs Ferrie, Mrs Eyre, Mr and Mrs Gibson with 6 chn and servant, Messrs Thomas OKill, James Kalkeith, 5 Intermediate and 22 in steerage source Melbourne Times, Fri 19th November -
Ocean Reported 29 Nov, arrived 28 Nov 1842 at Sydney from Port Phillip barque, 560 tons, Ward master, with part of original cargo, Passengers Mrs Ward and son, Mrs Ferris, source Australiasian Chronicle, Sydney

Pathfinder


Arrived 28 Feb 1842 - from London, Passengers published weeks ago source Port Phillip Herald - Tues 1st March
Pathfinder barque, 362 tons, Mitche master, Cleared Out 16 Mar 1842 - for Sydney arrived Sat 26 Mar, with part of original cargo, Passengers Mr J Townend and one in steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 18th March
Pathfinder Sailed 18 Mar 1842 - for Sydney source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March

Phantom

arrived 13 Feb 1842, brig, 142 tons, Miller master, from Leith via Falmouth 5 Nov 1841 and the Cape of Good Hope 1 Jan 1842 - 100 days. Passengers Mrs Miller with 2 chn and a servant, Mr Allan source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 15th Feb
Cleared Out 26 Feb 1842 - for Launceston with part of original cargo, Passengers Mrs Miller and family source Port Phillip Herald - Tues 1st March

Platina

barque, 320 tons, Wycherley master,
Arrived 22 July 1842 - from London on 6 April, sailed from Deal 8 April, arrival not noted in PPH, only has Imports list. Source Sydney Gazette 9 Aug 1842, page 3 - Mr Morris of Merri Creek received a splendid selection of fruit trees, from Loddies, the celebrated nursery at Hackney. The trees were packed up in a little glass case, and were never watered or indeed opened during the whole voyage, arrived in first-rate order, consist of six varieties of olives, plums, oranges, limes, etc. source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 26th July
Platina Sailed 18 Aug 1842 - for Sydney, and on 3 Sep departed from Sydney for India, in ballast source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 19th August
Platina barque, 302 tons, Wycherly master, Cleared Out 16 Aug 1842 - for Singapore via Sydney. Passengers Mrs Dale and 2 chn, Mrs Vaughan, Messrs Carrington, Ebden, Horne, Rumbold, Snodgrass, Lockhart, Smith, Hobson, Dubois, steerage Mrs Hyat, Mr Connolly source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 19th August

Posthumous

barque, 389 tons, Milner master,
Arrived 10 Dec 1842 - from London 21 Aug. Passengers for Port Phillip, Mrs McPherson and 3 chn, Mrs Jeffreys, 2 Misses Dunsford, Messrs Dunsford, White, Brown; for Sydney Mr and Mrs Iredale with 4 chn and servant, Mr and Mrs Wyatt, neice and servant, Lieut-Colonel Gordon and 2 servants, Messrs Priddle, Earl, Huxtable, Murray, Intermediate Mr and Mrs T Iredale, Mr and Mrs Deering and child, Mr and Mrs Moreton and 4 chn, Mr and Mrs Griffiths and 6 chn, and 6 in steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 13th December
Posthumous Sailed 21 Dec 1842 - for Sydney source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 23th December
Posthumous ship, Cleared Out 20 Dec 1842 - for Sydney with part of original cargo. Passengers Mr and Mrs Iredale and 4 chn, Mrs Milne and child, Mr and Mrs Whym, Mrs Moroney, Miss Gould, Mrs Griffiths and 6 chn, Mrs Moreton and 4 chn, Mrs Iredale, Mr and Mrs Blake, Colonel Gordon, Dr Black, Messrs Hustable, L Potts, Woolley, Mr Woollett surgeon, Intermediate Mrs Simeon, source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 23th December

Prince George

revenue cutter Captain Moore
Arrived 9 Jan 1842 - from Sydney source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 11th Jan
Prince George Sailed 18 Jan 1842 - for Geelong source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 21st Jan

Ranger


Sailed 5 Feb 1842 - for Geelong source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 8th Feb
Ranger H M cutter, Arrived 15 July 1842 - from a trip surveying the Heads source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th July
Ranger, cutter News - Vessels in Hobsons Bay - source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 19th July

Regia

brig, 105 tons, Williams master,
Arrived 21 Feb 1842 - from Launceston for Sydney, 4 in steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 25th Feb
Regia Sailed 13 Mar 1842 - for Sydney source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 15th March
Regia brig, 105 tons, Williams master, Cleared Out 12 Mar 1842 - for Sydney arrived 26 Mar, Passengers Messrs Butler, Dunford, Taylor and Currie and 10 in steerage source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 15th March

Regulas

barque 370 tons, Hunter master,
see - Bounty Immigrants for details of these passengers
Arrived 19 Feb 1842 - from Plymouth, Passengers Messrs Goodman and Jeffrey, (received fromthe Royal George, for Sydney), 200 bounty emigrants under superintence of Dr McIville source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd Feb
Regulus Sailed 21 Mar 1842 - for Guam source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March
Regulus barque 370 tons, Hunter master, Cleared Out 18 Mar 1842 - for Gaum, Passengers Mr Siddons, Exports with part of original cargo source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd March

Robert Benn

ship, 809 tons, Ritchie master, see Bounty Immigrants for the list of these passengers
Arrived 26 Jan 1842 - from Greenock 20 Sep, Passengers Rev Mr Thomas Mowbray, Mrs Williamina Mowbray, Miss Elizabeth Anderson, Messrs Robert Cuthbert, J McKenzie, Kerr, W Rutherford John Steel and James McFarlane, 365 bounty immigrants under superintendence of Dr James McAlister. 15 children and 1 adult died during the voyage, 2 after entering Port Phillip Heads source Port Phillip Herald - Fri 28th Jan
Robert Benn ship, 800 tons, Ritchie master, Cleared Out 18 Feb 1842 - for Bombay, with 200 tons coals, Passengers Mr Clowes source Port Phillip Herald - Tue 22nd Feb
records voyage - which transported the Buncles to Melbourne. The master was Captain Richie and it sailed from Greenock
Gall family - Robert and Margaret Gall, née; Fletcher who travelled with their children Robert, Catherine, Ann (or Jane, Peter,and John. Robert and Margaret were the parents of Margaret Govan, née; Gall, wife of James Govan. They travelled to Australia on the "Robert Benn" and arrived 26 January 1842 from Greenock. The Robert Benn was a 3-masted, squared-rigged ship built of black birch, oak and tamarack. She was built in Quebec in 1840 and weighed 801 tons. Her owner was Macfie & Co. and her master A Ritchie. In 1847 the Robert Benn foundered in Bay of Biscay on passage from Bombay to Liverpool with a cargo of tea valued at œ80,000. The captain, Captain Richie and crew were lost. Source Gall family
McCORKELL, John. Born Templemore, Co. Derry, c.1803. Married Elizabeth HOLMES in 1837 at Londonderry. Came to Australia, on the "Robert Benn", from Greenock on September 20, 1841, with his wife and baby daughter, Margaret. Arrived in Port Philip Bay, Victoria, on January 20, 1842. He lived in Melbourne, Victoria, until his death on December 28, 1898. ROBERT BENN (1841-42)
The following information on the ROBERT BENN which transported the Buncles to Melbourne. The master was Captain Richie and it sailed from Greenock on the 20/9/1842 arriving in Melbourne on the 26/1/1843
Merchandise: 8 passengers, 365 bounty immigrants Specifications of ROBERT BENN
Wooden Barque
According to Records of Canadian Shipping by Fredrick William Wallace, the ship was built by James Jeffrey at Quebec City in 1840. 809 tons, In 1841. Sold to Graham & McFie, Port of Reg. Greenock.
In 1847 Foundered in Bay of Biscay on passage from Bombay to Liverpool with cargo of tea valued at 80,000 pounds stirling, Captain and crew lost.

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