King’s Arms

Charles Street
cnr Wellington & Elizabeth Streets
(John Ashton owned land on the NW corner, later the site of George Inn)

Formerly Black Bull, Charles & Brisbane Streets?
1830 Henry Hinksman, King’s Arms, Charles Street
1831 Elizabeth Hinksman, King’s Arms, Charles Street
1832 George Dodery, King’s Arms, Charles Street
1833 Benjamin Walford, King’s Arms, Launceston
1834 John Ashton, King’s Arms, Charles Street
1834 John Ashton, King’s Arms, Wellington & Elizabeth Streets
1835 Thomas Neal
1836 John Ashton, King’s Arms, Wellington & Elizabeth Streets
1836-38 Henry Chalk, King’s Arms, Wellington Street

Launceston Advertiser, 4 October 1830
Robert Marr had the Black Bull, cnr Brisbane and Charles Streets until 1829.

Burial of Henry Hinksman (RGD 34/1/1 Burials Launceston, 1831)

Independent, 21 April 1832

Launceston Advertiser, 23 May 1832

Launceston Advertiser, 15 November 1832

A burglary was committed on Monday night, in the house of Mr. Benjamin Walford, the King’s Arms, in Charles St., in this Town. The house being under repair, an easy entrance was effected; and. although even the bed-room whore Mr. W. Slept was robbed of several articles, the robbers completed their depredation and made off without any of the inmates being disturbed.
Launceston Advertiser, 2 January 1834

Launceston Advertiser, 30 June 1834

Hobart Town Courier, 22 August 1834
“Hobart Town Courier, 22 August 1834

Independent, 10 September 1834

The King’s Arm has moved to the cnr of Wellington & Elizabeth Streets, presumably to the building in this advertisement as John Ashton is the licensee the following year:

Independent, 5 October 1833

Hobart Town Courier, 14 August 1835

Launceston Advertiser, 28 July 1836

LA 24 November 1836
Launceston Advertiser, 24 November 1836

Henry Chalk, a publican, was charged with an aggravated assault, Deponent swore that he was playing a game called “the Devil among the tailors,” at the house of defendant, when, in consequence of winning six pence, he took it off the table, and transferred ii to his pocket ; he had scarcely done so, when Chalk struck him a blow, from the effects of which he became senseless. Another wit ness deposed to seeing Chalk raise the complainant from the ground and dash him violently against the earth, saying, “that’s the way I serve those who attempt to cheat me.” Defendant was fined in the penalty of £5 and costs. Mr. Mulgrave observed, that a more atrocious case bad never fallen within the range of his observation.
Cornwall Chronicle, 24 February 1838

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