Green Gate — Golden Fleece

Previously Sandhill
1841 James Corbett, Green Gate, Wellington St
1842 John Main, Green Gate, Wellington Street
1842-44 Matthew. Mason, Green Gate, Wellington Street
1845 Israel Shaw, Green Gate, Wellington Street
1845-46 Israel Shaw, Golden Fleece, Wellington Street

NEW LICENCES REFUSED.
William Bourne, Travellers Rest, Sandhill (formerly the Harrow Inn); refused on account of situation. Mr. Corbett. of the Green Gate [at Sandhill], was also given to understand that, for the same reasons, his house would be licensed for one year only, at the expiration of which time it would not be renewed.
Launceston Advertiser, 3 September 1840


Launceston Advertiser, 4 November 1841


Launceston Examiner, 11 June 1842

Transfer – At the Court of Quarter Sessions held by adjournment yesterday, Mr. John Main’s license for the public-house in Wellington-street, called the Green Gate, was transferred to Mr. Mason, son of Mr. William Mason, of the Elephant and Castle, Wellington street.
Cornwall Chronicle, 12 November 1842


Launceston Advertiser, 28 March 1845


Cornwall Chronicle, 3 September 1845


From advertisement for auction, Launceston Examiner, 28 December 1845


Cornwall Chronicle, 4 April 1846

From “Publican’s Licenses”:
A difficulty appeared to present itself in the transfer of the license {for the Scottish Chief] from Mr. M’Kenzie to Mr. Shaw, which caused a lengthy discussion between the presiding magistrates. The nature of it was as follows:— Mr. Slaw at present holds a license for the Golden Fleece, Wellington-street, and in the event of the transfer from Mr. M’Kenzie being granted, Shaw would be in possession of two licenses. Mr. Shaw said it was his intention to give up the license for the Golden Fleece in two or three days, and he understood it was not intended for a public house after the present license had been withdrawn; and upon being asked whether in the event of the transfer being granted, he would instanter give up his old license, replied, he would be at great loss, as well as rendering himself amenable to a penalty for a breach of the licensing act. The conversation was at length suppressed by a proposition from the chairman, that the application for a transfer should be withdrawn, and a fresh form tendered to the Police Magistrate, who had the discretionary power of grunting it. Mr. Tarleton had no objection to comply with the proposition.
Launceston Advertiser, 7 May 1846

Charge of Stealing. — On Friday the police office was crowded by persons anxious to bear the continuation of the examination of the charge against Israel Shaw, landlord of the “Golden Fleece,” Wellington-street, and his wife on a charge of stealing the sum of £161 19s. from a person named Thomas Badham. The case is peculiar, not only from the manner in which the robbery teas effected, hut from the fact that there can be no doubt that Badham, who has been declared insolvent, intended to defraud his creditors, as he had found his way to Launceston from the other side of the island, with the intention of leaving the island and his creditors at the same time. The prosecutor states that, having arrived in Launceston, he was drinking at Shaw’s house, and informed him of the money he possessed. Shortly afterwards a man named Crabtree assumed the character of a bailiff, and arrested Badham, on a pretended capias ; and it was suggested that for the better security of his money he should leave it with Shaw, and the money Has handed over to him accordingly. The pretended bailiff now relaxing his severity, suggested that Badham might remain at Shaw’s under his charge during the night, if he wished, and it was thus arranged. In the morning, Badham alleges that he found himself in the bed-room alone; and, upon enquiry was told by Shaw that he knew nothing of the pretended bailiff. Badham immediately requested his money, but was informed that it could not be returned without an order from the bailiff, and the prosecutor went out to look for him and obtain such order. Whilst on this errand Badham was however actually arrested by the proper officer, and then came his statement and explanation, which led to an application to the police-office. Shaw in the meantime absented himself, and was subsequently taken in Hobart Town, just on the point of leaving the country. Mr. Rocher appeared for the prisoners. The further hearing was adjourned until to-day, the female being admitted to bail. Crabtree the soi disant sheriff’s officer, has been sent to the treadmill.
Launceston Advertiser, 27 June 1846

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