10 August 2013
1842-43 William Sutton, Prince of Wales, Evandale.
1843-44- Patrick Walsh, Prince of Wales, Evandale.
1845–> licence transferred to new building, old building becomes Plough Inn
1845 Patrick Walsh, Prince of Wales Evandale
1846-49 William Peck, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1849-51 John King, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1853 Edward Davis, Prince of Wales, Evandale Transfer
1854-61- Arthur S. Hall, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1861*-69 William Sidebottom, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1870-75? Robert Saunders, Prince of Wales Hotel, Evandale transfer
1875 William Turner, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1881 T. Tuck, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1883-91 Edward Hardman, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1891 Michael Markey, Prince of Wales, Evandale
1892+ Elise Markey, Prince of Wales, Evandale
* William Sidebottom was an innkeeper at Evandale when he married in 1861
29 January 2012
From “Annual Licensing Meeting”:
Miss Perkins and William Sutton, applied for licenses at Evandale. The sense of the meeting was taken into whether another house was required in the district ; upon a division there were six on each side, and the Chairman decided in favour of a second house. The respective merits of the two applications were then discussed, and a decision given in favor of Mr. Sutton by the Chairman’s casting vote.
Launceston Courier, 5 September 1842
On Saturday last an information came on to be heard at the Evandale Police-office, before Robert Wales and James Cox, Esquires, which, from its importance as affecting the licensed victualler, we were induced to have a reporter present, and now furnish the proceeding in full : — The information was brought by a petty constable of the name of Daniel Pestel, against Mr. William Sutton, land lord of ” The Prince of Wales Inn,” at Evandale, for receiving a promissory note in payment for liquors supplied at his house to one Peter Morgan. Mr. Rocher appeared in support of the information, and Mr. Sutton was defended by Mr. A. Douglas, when the following evidence was adduced : — .
William Mitchell called. — I am a farmer, and know Peter Morgan ; he has been in my employ about eight years ; I settled up with him on account of wages on the 28th June ; I gave him a bill for £51 10s., and sold him a pair of colts for a further sum due to him ; I made a minute of the account when I settled.
28 August 1843
Patrick Walsh, Evandale, being the house formerly occupied by Mr. Sutton. Some argument took place respecting the granting of this license, but it was ultimately carried, on the consideration that two licensed houses were better than only one, to prevent monopoly.
Cornwall Chronicle, 2 September 1843
Last year a protracted discussion took place relative to a license at Evandale, which was carried by the casting vote of the Chairman. A question was put direct to the police magistrate of the district, whether that license had been productive of benefit. The police magistrate, who warmly supported the license, was compelled to acknowledge that the reverse was the case, but he attributed the evil to the person who kept the house not being of reputable conduct. The license, however, was renewed to a another party [Patrick Walsh].
Teetoal Advocate, 4 September 1843
NEW LICENSES GRANTED. Mr. Peck obtained a license for the house formerly kept by Mr. Walsh at Evandale, and then known as the Prince of Wales. Mr. Walsh had transferred his license to another house in the township, and Mr. Peck changes the Prince of Wales to the Plough Inn.
5 November 1845
29 January 2012
W. Peck, Plough Inn, Evandale; late Prince of Wales-granted. The former license
being transferred to a new house situate in the immediate vicinity of the township at Evandale.
Launceston Advertsier, 6 November 1845
William Peck, Prince of Wales, Evandale.—Badly conducted house and a dealer in licenses.
Mr. Bartley. — There is so much trafficking in licenses, that I shall not be surprised to see them advertised for sale by public auction.
Cornwall Chronicle, 2 September 1846
Mr. John King, on applying for his transfer, from Mr. Peck, of the Prince of Wales, at Evandale. It was stated that he (King) had transferred his license but a short time previously, to Radford. Mr. Wales here said that there were two applications for two of the best houses in the colony ; but he would not oppose him. The applicant had conducted the house, the time he had been in it, in a very superior manner. Mr. Douglas stated on behalf of King, that Peck was the original holder of the licence now held by the applicant. As to King letting his house to Radford, and then so shortly applying for a fresh license, why it was according to the regular routine of business. Certainly Fall had built splendid premises, but, that is no reason why King should fall. Mr. Wales thought that four good houses would prevent the abuses existing in the various lodging and eating houses in the township; he therefore could not in justice refuse. Mr. Collett spoke highly of King’s conduct, and on the chairman putting it to the vote, the transfer was granted.
Cornwall Chronicle, 5 September 1849
Launceston Examiner, 7 July 1852
George Smith applied for a license for the Prince of Wales Inn, formerly kept by Mr. W. King. The clerk of the peace read a letter from the police magistrate of Morven, recommending the rejection of the applicant. Mr. J. B. Thomas, who was empowered to act on behalf of the A P. M. of Morven, said, from circumstances which had come under his observations, he could not entertain the application ; it would be disgraceful on the part of the bench to comply with it. Mr. Thomas considered the applicant totally unfit, and disgraceful, for a Licensed Victualler. Had he been a man of respectable character, he might have obtained certificates of character from several gentlemen, residents on the Nile, whose names Mr. Thomas enumerated.
Mr. Douglas, solicitor, stated that the applicant had resided some years on the Nile, and by a course of frugality, and honest industry, had collected a sum of money sufficient to embark in the business of a publican ; he was considered, however, on hearsay evidence and idle rumours, as unfit for that business ; although there was nothing tangible against him. He (Mr. Douglas) begged an adjournment, in order that he might produce satisfactory certificates of Mr. Smith’s character. According to Mr. Douglas’ idea, the argument of the bench went to show that applicant would not be an honor to the profession of a publican !
Mr. Thomas. — If Smith was a respectable character, he could have procured indisputable recommendations from gentlemen residing at the Nile. Why did he not obtain the signature of the Police Magistrate ?
Mr. Douglas.— Had Mr. Smith anticipated any opposition, he would have been prepared to meet it by the production of certificates of character ; and all be (Mr. Douglas) asked, was to allow him a fair opportunity of so doing, which could be done by an adjournment of the meeting.
Mr. Thomas hoped the bench would neither grant the licence, nor agree to an adjournment.
Mr. Douglas in suggesting an adjournment, had no other object in view than affording Applicant time to procure the desired certificates.
Mr. Gregson considered it merely a matter of reputation.
The Clerk of the Peace here read a letter from the law officers of the crown, as to the legality of an adjournment under the circumstances.
Mr. Evans thought that if any ambiguous point arose as to the legality of the proceeding, the better course to adopt would be to make another application to the law officers of the crown, — which staff had lately undergone considerable change— who might give a contrary opinion to that contained in the document just read by Mr. Kennedy.
After much desultory discussion, it was agreed with two exceptions, to postpone the decision of the bench for a fortnight.
Cornwall Chronicle, 4 September 1852
ADJOURNED LICENSING MEETING.-A meeting of magistrates was held on Thursday to consider an application from George Smith, for a license for the “Prince of Wales” Inn at Evandale, formerly held by Mr. J. King. This application stood over from the annual meeting, to allow time for the applicant to produce testimonials, which were now put in; but they were not considered satisfactory, and the magistrates were all but unanimous in refusing to grant the license.
Launceston Examiner, 18 September 1852
The first application was from Edward Davis for the transfer of his license, Prince of Wales Inn, Evandale, to S. A. Hall. There was no objection offered, and the transfer was granted.
Hobart Guardian, 6 May 1854
Launceston Examiner, 19 October 1861
James Lank was charged with bestiality. The offence was committed on 31st July, in the urinal of the Prince of Wales public house at Evandale, but of course the details are quite unfit for publication. Whilst the first witness was being examined the prisoner fainted. A glass of water was obtained, and Dr. Rock, who was present in Court, attended him. In the course of a few minutes the prisoner having sufficiently recovered, he was accommodated with a chair in the dock, and the trial proceeded. In his defence prisoner stated that he was not guilty : he should scorn the act ; but he admitted that he was very drunk at the time in question. The evidence was most conclusive, and the jury after retiring for a few minutes, returned into Court with a verdict of guilty.
Launceston Examiner, 11 September 1866
The Cornwall Chronicle, 13 February 1871
Launceston Examiner, 24 April 1875
The Cornwall Chronicle, 22 September 1875
The Cornwall Chronicle, 11 Octpber 1875
Edward Hardman, applied for a license for the Prince of Wales Hotel, Evandale. No complaints. Mr. Mackinnon said that he had seen letters in the newspapers, and that if the statements contained in those letters were correct there ought to be complaints. The Superintendent of Police said that he believed that the statements were incorrect. Granted.
Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1883