Half Moon

George Street
Corner of George and Brisbane Street

George & Brisbane St site previously Joiner’s Arms.

1834 John Reece, Half Moon, [George Street] Launceston
1835 John Reece, Half Moon, [George and] Brisbane Streets
1835 Hannah Reece, Half Moon Inn, Launceston
1836 Henry Reading, Half Moon, George [and Brisbane] Streets
1836 George Williams, Half Moon
1836-40 Thomas Faro, Half Moon, George [and Brisbane] Streets
Later licensed at Bird in Hand.

Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835

Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835

Launceston Advertiser, 19 May 1836
Launceston Advertiser, 19 May 1836

Cornwall Chronicle, 15 October 1836
Cornwall Chronicle, 15 October 1836

LA 24 November 1836
Launceston Advertiser, 24 November 1836

Launceston Advertiser, 5 November 1840
Launceston Advertiser, 5 November 1840

3 thoughts on “Half Moon

  1. Hannah Reece [ my gggg.mother] took over the license of the Half Moon Inn in June 1835 after her husband John’s death. The following year Henry Reading took over. Hannah disappeared without trace after that, no deaths registered. Anyone got any knowledge of what happened to her after 1835??
    Nat.

    • Sorry, I only just found this comment. For some reason it didn’t appear on the comments page.

      You have checked to see if she remarried?

      • yes, I did look for a remarriage, but there are suspicious circumstances here as this signing over was in May 1836. By November 1836 her youngest son Matthew was registered as born in either 1829/30 so we feel whoever gave that information did not know details. It says the parents were Hannah and John Reece [late publican]. No records have ever been found of her death anywhere, but of course it was before full records were kept I know. Matthew went to Vic. and S.A. where he settled. We would love to know what happened to Hannah. John appeared to have been a heavy drinker before his sudden death at 47. He had been a soldier in the 40th Foot Reg.and served in Tas. from 1824-29 after 14 years in the 40th. Any clues would be very welcome. Thank you.

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