Mechanic’s Hotel — Butcher’s Arms

Western side of Bathurst St, north of Balfour St. (Next door to Centennial?) Google Maps, approximate location

1859-61 Roderick Carey, Mechanics Hotel, Bathurst-street.
1862 William Hoyle, Mechanics Hotel, Bathurst-street.
1862 William Bransgrove, jun., Mechanics Hotel, Bathurst-street.
1863 Charles William Crofts, Butcher’s Arms, Bathurst St
1864 James Morris Martin, Butcher’s Arms, Bathurst-street
1867 Henry Walbourne, Butchers’ Arms, Bathurst-street.
1868 Henry Thomas Collings, Butchers’ Arms, Bathurst-street.
1870 George Brooks, Butcher’s Arms, Bathurst-street

The applications of Mr. Roderick Carey for a licence to his new premises at the corner of Balfour and Bathurst-streets, of Mr. Alfred Fowler for those at the corner of Brisbane and Margaret streets. and of Mr. Benjamin Hyrons, for those at the corner of St. John-street and the Quadrant, were refused on the ground of there being no necessity for additional Public houses in those neighbourhoods.
Cornwall Chronicle, 4 December 1858

Launceston Examiner, 8 February 1859
Launceston Examiner, 8 February 1859

Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1859
Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1859

Launceston Examiner, 28 January 1862
Launceston Examiner, 28 January 1862

Launceston Examiner, 4 November 1862
Launceston Examiner, 4 November 1862

Launceston Examiner, 2 December 1862
Launceston Examiner, 2 December 1862

Name changed to Butcher’s Arms, William Bransgrove jun, being a butcher (see below)

Cornwall Chronicle, 18 May 1859
Cornwall Chronicle, 18 May 1859

Launceston Examiner, 5 May 1863
Launceston Examiner, 5 May 1863

From “Police Court”:
Tuesday, Sept 29.
Two women were fined for drunken ness.
Margaret Wrinch, one of the women fined for drunkenness, was further charged with breaking five panes of glass in the “Butcher’s Arms,” Bathurst-street, on Monday afternoon. The defendant alleged that her shawl had been detained by Mr. Crofts for eigthteenpence worth of drink supplied to some fishermen. The evidence of the breaking of the glass was not considered satisfactory, and the defendant was discharged; complainant to pay the costs.

Cornwall Chronicle, 30 September 1863

From “Licensing Meeting”:
James Morris Martin applied for, a license for the “Butcher’s Arms,” Bathurst-street. The Police Magistrate stated that at the annual meeting a certificate for this house had been granted to Mr. C. W. Crofts, but it had not been taken up by him. There was no objection to Mr. Martin, who had previously been in the trade. The application was accordingly granted. The Court rose at about ten minutes past eleven,
Launceston Examiner, 2 February 1864

Launceston Examiner, 6 June 1865
Launceston Examiner, 6 June 1865

Public-House Lamps.–George Horder, of the Butchers’ Arms hotel, Bathurst-street, and Wm. Dean, of the Horse and Jockey, York-street, were charged by the Superintendent of Police with failing to keep their street lamps burning during the night The Superintendent of Police informed the Bench that in laying the information he had not done so with a view to ask the infliction of any penalty, but merely to caution the publicans to attend to their lights. Horder had been warned several times lately, and the Magistrates said that Dean had been reported frequently within the last two months, although no information had been laid against him. In both cases a penalty of 5s with costs was inflicted.
Launceston Examiner, 11 July 1866

Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1866
Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1866

LAST evening, about 7 o’clock, a person proceeding along Canning-street, between Margaret and Bathurst-streets, observed a large body of flame in one of the bed-room windows of the “Butcher’s Arms” public house. Information was at once given to the occupants of the house, and on ascending to the room it was found that the conflagration had been caused by a lighted candle being left too near the window-blind, which had ignited, and was, with the valance, &c., destroyed. Fortunately this was the extent of the damage, though had not the flames been noticed at the moment it would probably have been more serious.
Launceston Examiner, 15 August 1867

Cornwall Chronicle, 30 November 1867
Cornwall Chronicle, 30 November 1867

Launceston Examiner, 22 October 1868
Launceston Examiner, 22 October 1868

Cornwall Chronicle, 2 December 1868
Cornwall Chronicle, 2 December 1868

Cornwall Chronicle, 4 December 1869
Cornwall Chronicle, 4 December 1869

Cornwall Chronicle, 12 February 1870
Cornwall Chronicle, 12 February 1870

Cornwall Chronicle, 25 March 1870
Cornwall Chronicle, 25 March 1870

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