1850 Launceston & some country

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.

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.
R. 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.

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

10 thoughts on “1850 Launceston & some country”

  1. I have been absolutely fascinated to discover that in 1850 my ggg.father Mathew Monaghan set sail for California with his 15 year old son James, leaving his pregnant wife Mary Anne to run the CALEDONIA WINE VAULTS, with 5 small chn in tow. He arrived back in September 1850 in time for Mary Anne to give birth 2 months later. As the records show, it was deemed O.K. for a license to be granted as long as the publican was to return. I have sat on this info. for years, deeming it highly unlikely, until I found this site mentioning the C.W.V. and the fact that he was away only for a short trip.They bred hardy ladies back then. I would love to know anything about the J.Monaghan who ran the hotel SIR GEORGE ARTHUR at Sandhills in 1845. Was he a relative? I cannot find him anywhere.

    • Glad to have helped. Makes it worthwhile!

      When I get onto the Sandhill places I’ll keep an eye out for him. It’s quite possible. There do seem be a lot of cases of family members holding various licenses for different premises, and even moving them between themselves. It’s a bit confusing sometimes.

      • I have just found your post and thank you for keeping an eye out for anything on James Monaghan at Sandhill. He is obviously not Mathew’s 15 year old son James. The other query I have is this. Mathew M. ran the Caledonia Wine Vaults and nearby was Patrick Monaghan who ran the Brittannia W.V. I have always wondered if they are either brothers or cousins. The death notice of Mathew’s son Matthew Monaghan in 1910, said that Patrick’s son P.G.Monaghan was a cousin. No one has been able to verify this. P.G. was a very well known man of the time I gather. Regards, Natalie Irvine.

  2. Natalie, J. Monaghan was James Monaghan, Matthews brother. James arrived as a servant to William Pomeroy Greene of Woodlands now Historic House, Greenvale, Victoria. Greene chartered the ship Sarah arrived Melbourne December 1842. Complete with whole household plus horses, cattle, library, house as a kit house. My interest began with the Emerson’s as Greene’s carpenters. John Emerson built the house in England then re-built it at Greenvale. See Public Record Office Victoria for shipping under Assisted. See internet re Woodlands now the home of the Living Legends retired champion racehorses. In early days a Greene family member met James in Tas. who had gone over to be with his brother. I don’t know if Patrick was related.
    James Monaghan, born c 1819 Louth, Ireland. RC could write. age 23 on arrival was a labourer and second groom for W. P Greene. Details re Matthew would possibly give me more leads to James background please.

  3. So sorry that 4 years later I have just found your wonderful reply. Let me look into this and I will get back to you. Sincerely, Natalie Irvine Melbourne

    • Hello again.I had a good look at this info which is brilliant, but I have not been able to track James Monaghan after this so have no idea if he left Tas. and headed back to the mainland. Lately I have been getting good intel. which is pointing to the fact that Patrick and Matthew Monaghan were indeed brothers or at least cousins due to all the DNA matches. Any ore data on the said James Monaghan would be much appreciated. Cheers Natalie Irvine.

  4. With reference to your reply to Natalie: I am searching details of James Monahan who I am fairly certain (DNA and circumstantial records) would be my 2xg grandfather.
    You mention in your reply (Nov 11 2016) that one of the Greene family met him in Tasmania and that he had been a second groom to the Greenes. Can you please refer me to any source that documents these facts?
    Incidentally, a police report in Cornwall Chronicle Wed 31 Jan 1844 records that James Monaghan foiled a burglary at his brother’s wine vaults. Your excellent details of licencees in Launceston indicate that of the three Monaghan’s who were publicans in that period:
    Mathew Monaghan did not take up his licence to the Caledonian Wine Vaults till 1845-1850
    Patrick Monaghan was granted the licence to Britannia Wine Vaults for1841 and had it renewed in 1846. So it would seem that James and Patrick Monaghan were definitely brothers.
    James is recorded to hold the licence to the Sir George Arthur Inn, Sand Hill in 1844-45
    I believe that Richard Lawson who held the licence to the Five Alls in Charles Street ,Launceston in 1830 was my 3 x ggrandfather. He subsequently had the Jew’s Harp, Fenton’s Ford (1833)
    There is a family record (I have not seen original) that he (Richard Lawson) transferred the licence of The Plough Inn, Charles Street to Thos. Marriott in1931. He then had the Plough Inn in 1845 and his son Thomas Lawson had it in 1849-1852 and another son Daniel had it in 1862-1864. Do you think it is possible that ‘The Five Alls’ may have been renamed as the ‘The Plough’?

    • Oh, just found your comment. The Greene bit come from someone else, so I’ll skip that.

      As for the Five Alls, apparently I do think they’re the same. The first two entries for Plough are:
      1830 Richard Lawson, Five Al?s, Charles St
      1831 Thomas Marriott, Plough Inn, Charles St

      Where I got that from, I have no idea, other than, as you say, Richard Lawson is suddenly going from the licensee of Five Alls to Plough. It’s a confusing one, the Plough, and not helped because people writing on the subject later tend to mix up the three different locations that had the same name. I’m 95% sure I’ve got it all right.

      I had made the connection between the names! I wonder if the family owned the building then.

  5. Hi there. On Tuesday I visited Woodland’s Park and met a very cluey guy who gave me several books to peruse. It was so exciting to see in the books the reference to our James Monaghan . As well as showing the shipping records with James shown as the 2nd groom, he was also mentioned in the autobiography written by William Pomeroy Greene’s daughter ,Lady Stawell. It was a most interesting account of the voyage out, and she mentioned the 2nd groom, James Monaghan. I photographed the relevant pages. Natalie Irvine

  6. Sorry, meant to say that after James ran the Sir George Arthur Inn from 1844/5 he appears to have left Tas. on the HENRY in late 1846 and went to Adelaide. Coincidentally, the chap that took on that hotel from James, [for a year only as well,] Nicholas May, also left Tas. for Adelaide on the same ship but a few months beforehand. I read that Nicholas had solvency trouble. Were they friends?
    I lost touch with James after that but a James Monaghan does show up in 1898, picked up in the street as a lunatic, and conveyed to the asylum, plus a James Monaghan of the right age dying in 1901. Could be our man. Natalie Irvine.


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