Wellington Street, west side between Brisbane and York Streets. Google Maps.
Also known as the Anchor & Hope
Later Coffee Rooms.
Wellington St, 1880s, possibly the building two to the left from the church.
1840 James Jacks, Anchor and Hope, Wellington Street
1841 James McLaughlan, Anchor & Hope, Wellington Street
1844-46 William Morriss
Cornwall Chronicle, 18 November 1840
Extract from “Supreme Court, Civil Issues: Suisted vs Gerrard”
Mr. James Jacks.— In the month of September last, Mr. Gerrad was indebted to me £22 for fitting up a bar; he paid me a cheque for £10, and said Mr. Suited and himself would arrange the rest; Mr. Suited paid me the balance, £12,’ and this is his receipt.
Cross-examined. — I am a shipwright and publican ; plaintiff is my landlord ; I took the house from the 30th September ; the bar I built myself at the house belonging to plaintiff; I have had spirits from M’Killop & Anderson as well as plaintiff; I pay £100 a-year from year to ; year; shortly after the work was done Mr. Gerrard paid me. £10 ; Mr. Gerrard, I believe, is proprietor of the house I took from plaintiff; I happened to be at tea one night at plaintiff’s, when he asked me to take the house; I should say the £10 was not all Gerrard was to pay towards the improvements; I heard him say to Suisted, that if the house was taken, the bar should be completed at his expense ; I asked him for the , £10 in advance; he made no objection, but said he and Mr. S. would arrange about the balance : I entered into arrangements for building the bar with Mr. C, and gave him an estimate ; he said it was too much ; I think I lie liar was finished a fortnight after I received the cheque ; Mr. S. paid me the balance.
Cornwall Chronicle, 6 January 1841
Cornwall Chronicle, 27 February 1841
The Courier, 20 August 1841
Daring Robbery.— On Thursday last, between the hours of two and three in the after noon, a most daring robbery was committed on the premises of Mr. James M’Laughlan, of the Hope and Anchor, Wellington-street. The window of his bedroom having been left open for the purposes of ventilation, some lurking vagabond or another found his way in, and speedily rifled the apartment of a silver watch and guard, a scarf, and valuable shawl, the properly of Mrs. M’Laughlan, and other movables of a like description. About 10s. 6d. in silver was likewise taken from the drawer of the dressing-table, and the thief, having in the progress of his search scattered a large quantity of wearing apparel about the floor, made his escape unperceived. No clue, we believe, has yet been obtained likely to lead lo the recovery of the property.
Cornwall Chronicle, 28 September 1844
Courier, 19 November 1844
Launceston Examiner, 6 November 1844
Launceston Advertiser, 3 September 1846
Cornwall Chronicle, 12 September 1846
At the appeal:
Mr. Rocher appeared for Mr. Morriss of the Hope and Anchor, but the refusal was confirmed by a majority of the magistrates.
Launceston Examiner, 23 September 1846
Cornwall Chronicle, 31 July 1852