1850 Launceston

ANNUAL LICENSING DAY.
Monday last being the annual licensing day, the following justices assemble:.–
Major Welman, Captain Neilley, F. Evans, Esq., W. H. King, Esq., J. Atkinson, Esq,, J. Cameron, Esq., Captain Stewart, R. Wales, Esq., J.A. Wheeler, Esq., J. Sinclair,. Esq., J. Robertson, Esq., W. G. Sams, Esq., J. B. Thomas, Esq., J. R. Bateman, Esq., Captain Friend, Wm. Gunn, Esq., (chairman), A. Thomson, Esq.

The police magistrate remarked that during the past year the licensed houses had all been conducted remarkably well.

ORIGINAL LICENSES.
J. Barrett, Black Horse, corner of Wellington and Elizabeth-streets.–Granted.
Robert Brand, Ship Inn, St. John-street.–Granted
W. Brigg, Dolphin Inn, corner of Wellington and Patterson streets.–Granted,
Wm. Bryant, Market House Tavern, St. John-street.–Granted.
Wm. Bull, Tam O’ Shanter, Canning-street.–Granted.
George Burgess, Tasmanian Inn, Patterson-street.–Granted.
William Carpenter, Elephant and Castle, corner of Frederick and Wellington streets.–Granted.
It. Chugg, Sir William Wallace, Franklin Village.–Granted.
P. Clyne, Cornwall Hotel, Cameron street.–Granted,
William Cook, Bricklayer’s Arms, corner of York and George streets.–refused, on the ground of being badly conducted.
William Dent, Carpenter’s Arms, Charles-street.–Granted.
John Dowling, Jolly Butchers, corner of Charles and York streets.–Granted.
William Duncan, sen., Bull’s Head, Charles street.–Granted.
William Duncan, jun., Jolly Anglers, Bathurst street.–Granted.
John Dyer, Traveller’s Rest, Muddy Plains.–Granted.
James East, Scottish Chiefs, Wellington-street.–Granted.
Thomas Fall, Clarendon Hotel, Evandale.–Granted.
S. Feutrill, Wheelwright’s Arms, Brisbane-street.–Granted.
Thomas Fuller, George Inn, Wellington and Elizabeth streets.–Granted.
H. Godfrey, Horse and Jockey, York-street.–Granted.
J. Green, Hibernia, corner of Brisbane and Bathurst streets.–Granted.
W. Guest, East Bank Inn, George Town road.–Granted.
W. Hedger, White Horse, Patterson-street.–Granted.
Thomas Hill, Enfield Hotel, Brisbane-street.–Granted.
Ellen Hinshaw, Prince of Wales, corner of Wellington and York streets.–Granted.
James Johnson, St. John’s Tavern, Elizabeth-street.–Granted.
John King, Prince of Wales, Evandale.–Granted.
Elizabeth Kitson, Launceston Hotel, Brisbane-street.–Granted.
Stephen Knapper, Steam Packet Tavern, Wharf.–Granted.
Thomas Lawson, Plough Inn, Charles-street.–Granted.
James M’Kensie, Mason’s Arms, Wellington-street.–Granted.
M. Monaghan, Caledonian Wine Vaults, corner of York and Charles-streets.–Granted.
P. Monaghan, Britannia Wine Vaults, Wellington-street.–Granted.
J. Moore, Rose and Crown, Franklin Village.–Granted.
John Morrison, Royal Oak, Evandale.–Granted.
Thomas Neville, White Hart Inn, Wellington-street.–Granted.
Ann O’Halloran, Crown Inn, corner of Bathurst and Elizabeth-streets.–Granted.
W., G. Pilbeam, Albion Inn, Cocked Hat.–Granted.
J. Pischer, Rising Sun, Muddy Plains.–Granted.
N. Poole, Hadspen Inn, Hadspen.–Granted.
Mary Radford, Golden Lion, William-street, Granted.
W. H. Rosevear, West Tamar.–Granted.
R. Scott, Glasgow Wine Vaults, George-street.–Granted.
John Selby, Cart and Plough Inn, Wellington.–. street.–Granted.
W. Smart, Lamb and Flag, York and Bathurst-streets.–Granted.
William Spearman, Union Inn, George-street.–Granted.
Henry Sullivan, Robert Burns, Charles-street.–Granted.
John Sullivan, Wilmot Arms, Wellington and Brisbane-streets.–Granted.
M. Sweeney, Star Inn, Charles-street.–Granted.
Robert Taylor, Gravelly Beach.–Granted.
J. Waldron, Albion Hotel, George and York streets.–Granted.
B. Walford, London Tavern, John and Cameron, streets.–Granted.
Ann Walsh, Prince Albert Inn, Charles and Elizabeth streets.–Granted.
S. Warnes, Commercial Hotel, George and Cimitiere streets.–Granted.
R. Waycott, Sir George Arthur Inn, Sandhill, granted.
Donald Westcombe, Ferry Houses, Tamar-street, granted.
John Williams, Sailor’s Return, River Forth, granted.
John Williatt, Patriot King, Evandale, granted.
Augustus Wood, George Town, granted.

Transfers. CONFIRMED.
E. Bartlett, Port Sorell Inn, Port Sorell, granted.
R. Blake, York Hotel, York-street, granted.
Thomas Brookery, Coach and Horses, Charles and Paterson-streets, granted.
W. Clarke, Exchange Wine Vaults, corner of Charles and Patterson-streets, granted.
Isaac Coote, Angel Inn, Charles-street, granted.
Louisa Gee, Australian and Tasmanian Hotel, Wellington-street, granted.
E. Humphreys, Wharf House, Wharf, granted.
James M. Martin, Edinburgh Castle, corner of Frederick and Bathurst-streets, granted.
Henry Mills, Cross Keys, York-street, granted.
George Summers, Bird-in-hand, Elizabeth-street, granted.
John Williams, Duke of York, Wellington-street, granted.
James Wilson, British Hotel, George Town, granted.

NEW LICENSES.
Thomas Jones, Port Sorell Inn, George Town, granted.
Robert Edwards, Tamar Hotel, East Tamar, granted.

There were four applications for new licenses: Charles Coward, for a house at Mount Direction, H. B. Little, for one at Hadspen, and Joseph Thorn and James Lilly, for houses in Launceston; but as, in consequence, of the lieutenant-governor having limited the number to be issued in this district to sixty-one, there was only one vacancy–caused by the refusal of Cook’s license, the meeting was adjourned until the 17th instant, for the further hearing of the applications.

A great want of order was manifested at the meeting on Monday: on some occasions the confusion and uproar was so great as to prevent the possibility of hearing the names called over by the clerk of the peace.
Launceston Examiner, 4 September 1850

1850 Launceston

GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.
The Annual Licensing Meeting for the district of Launceston, including the subdistricts of George Town, Morven, and Port Sorell, was held at the Court House on Monday last, the 2nd September. The business commenced at 11 o’clock, a.m. when the following Justices were present : —

John Sinclair, James Robertson, John Atkinson, John Cameron, K. J. King, Francis Evans, W. Wheeler, W. G. Sams, and Joceylin Thomas, Esquires, besides Mr. William Gunn the Police Magistrate, and Mr. R. Wales, A. P. M. of Morven, Major Welman, Captains Stewart, Bateman, Neilley, and Lieutenant Friend.

Wm. Gunn, Esq., was voted to the chair, when M. Kennedy read a letter from the Colonial Secretary, the substance of which specified, that the Licenses were restricted to 61 at Launceston, George Town 4, and the other districts unlimited.

The Chairmen briefly addressed the meeting as to the general excellent conduct of the Licensed Victuallers of Launceston. After eulogizing the good order that was observable in their houses, “it was,” (said the worthy magistrate) highly gratifying to him to state that only eight convictions during the last twelve months had taken place amongst the whole body of the publicans in Launceston, which certainly redounded to their credit,” and he (Mr. Gunn) “thought it his duty to apprize his brother magistrates of it.”

The business then commenced by considering applications for a renewal of old licenses, when the following were unanimously granted. Continue reading