1882 Launceston (part)

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On the application of Joseph W. Bossward for a licence for the Royal Oak Hotel, Brisbane and Tamar streets, being read, the Mayor said the arrangement of the rooms of the house was not at all what they should be, and a renewal was granted conditionally on certain improvements being made.

The application of Wm. Bassett for a renewal of the license for the Bath Arms was granted on the condition that three rooms be added to the house as suggested by the Mayor.

On Wm. Doodie’s application being read for a license for the Salmon and Ball Hotel, Charles and William streets, the Mayor said the house was very imperfectly furnished, and the license was granted on the understanding that proper furniture should be procured for the bedrooms.

Wm. Laing applied for a renewal of tile license of the Crown Inn, Bathurst and Elizabeth streets. Mr. Coulter said that no improvement had been made in this house since the last annual meeting, although the license was then granted conditionally on certain improvements being made. He did not see how it was possible to make the house fit for a hotel. Mr. Grubb then moved that the license be not granted, stating that although he was part owner of the house, he would be pleased to see it swept away. Mr. G. T. Collins appeared for the applicant, and addressed the Bench on his behalf. Mr. Hudson said if the wishes of the Bench at the last licensing meeting had not been carried out, and the necessary improvements made, their duty was quite clear. The question was then put to the vote, and the application refused.

The application of James Denton for a license for the All the Year Round Hotel, Wellington street, was granted, Mr. Den tonbeing informed that if the premises were not improved meantime the license would be refused at the next meeting.
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1850 Launceston & some country

The Annual Licensing Meeting for the district of Launceston, including the subdistricts of George Town, Morven, and Port Sorell, was held at the Court House on Monday last, the 2nd September. The business commenced at 11 o’clock, a.m. when the following Justices were present : —

John Sinclair, James Robertson, John Atkinson, John Cameron, K. J. King, Francis Evans, W. Wheeler, W. G. Sams, and Joceylin Thomas, Esquires, besides Mr. William Gunn the Police Magistrate, and Mr. R. Wales, A. P. M. of Morven, Major Welman, Captains Stewart, Bateman, Neilley, and Lieutenant Friend.

Wm. Gunn, Esq., was voted to the chair, when M. Kennedy read a letter from the Colonial Secretary, the substance of which specified, that the Licenses were restricted to 61 at Launceston, George Town 4, and the other districts unlimited.

The Chairmen briefly addressed the meeting as to the general excellent conduct of the Licensed Victuallers of Launceston. After eulogizing the good order that was observable in their houses, “it was,” (said the worthy magistrate) highly gratifying to him to state that only eight convictions during the last twelve months had taken place amongst the whole body of the publicans in Launceston, which certainly redounded to their credit,” and he (Mr. Gunn) “thought it his duty to apprize his brother magistrates of it.”

The business then commenced by considering applications for a renewal of old licenses, when the following were unanimously granted. Continue reading 1850 Launceston & some country

1840 Launceston

From the Launceston Advertiser, 3 September 1840:


The following applications for licenses, for 1841, were granted:—
Mr. J. M’Allan, Glasgow Tavern
Mr. W. Brean, Cross Keys
Mr. W. Brown, Mermaid, West Tamar;
Mr. Robert Brand, Ship Inn
Mr. E. Bartlett, Victoria Tavern
Mr. Joseph Barrett, King’s Head
John Barrett, Black Horse
E. Brown, Perth
W. Collins, Bulls Head
J. Corbett, Green Gate
C. Coward, ______
T. Dudley, Black Swan
J. Fossey, Hibernia
T. Fall, Portland Inn
T. Faro, Half Moon
W. M. Grayling, Dover Castle
R Heaney, Perth
John Hinshaw, Kangaroo
B. Hyrons, London Tavern
J Ives, George and Dragon
B. Jones, Franklin Village
John M’Kenzie, Scottish Chiefs
W. Kitson, Albion Inn
G. Lukin, Wharf House
A. Martini, Sawyers Arms
P. Monaghan, Britannia
W. Mason. Elephant and Castle
R. Pitt, St. Andrews Inn
G. Radford, Golden Lion
R, Robson, Crown Inn
Samuel Sherlock, George Town
C. Suisted, Steam Packet Tavern
J. G. Thomas, George and Dragon
Joseph Thorn, Coach and Horses
Susan Weavers, Duke of York
A. Wood, George Town
J. Wood, Cornwall Hotel.

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1823 Launceston

Hobart Town Gazette, 20 December 1823

THE following List of Persons, who have been licensed by the Bench of Magistrates of the County of Cornwall, to sell Spirits, Wines, and Beer, and Beer only, in that County, is published for general Information : –

Spirits, Wine, and Beer.
Richard White Launceston.
Alexander Waddle, Launceston.
William Field, Launceston.
Nathanial Lucas, Launceston.
Richard Pitt, Launceston.

Thomas Manning, Ditto.

Hobart Town Gazette, 20 December 1823

Richard Pitt has the Man O Ross at Ross in 1824. Nothing to suggest he had anything in Launceston earlier.