Red Lion

Brisbane Street.

Licensing Lists:
1824 Mr Henry Boyle, Red Lion
1826 Mr Henry Boyle, Red Lion
1827 Henry Boyle, Red Lion, Brisbane St

Mr. Henry Boyle, a publican in Launceston, was charged with an assault on the person of Thomas Walsh; which having been proved, he was bound over to keep the peace for 3 months.Tasmanian & Port Dalrymple Advertiser, 30 March 1825

Mary Boyle, the wife of Henry Boyle, who keeps the Lion Public house, Launceston, was charged with stealing, on the 8th of November, a fowl, of the value of 2s, the property of Peter Archer Mulgrave, the Police Magistrate. The ludicrous manner in which Antonio Fonsick, a Frenchman (Mr. Mulgrave’s cook) gave his evidence excited some laughter in the Court which could scarcely be restrained. Mr. Gellibrand defended the prisoner. Verdict- Not Guilty.
Hobart Town Gazette, 3 February 1827

A late night encounter:

The information and complaint of Henry Boyle of Launceston Publican who saith I keep the Red Lion public House in Launceston on the night of the twenty ninth of April last between seven and eight o clock I returned home the front window shutters and front door of my house were fastened the back Door was also fastened as well as the back windows which is in my bed Room. I knocked at it and said suppsing my wife was in bed mary I am come home there was a light in the Room my wife said I will get up I then went round to the front door and heard the back door opened I went round to it and shoved it open I saw no person in the passage or with a light I saw my wife by the fire light in the tap room she endeavoured to light a candle but could not I lighted the candle by the fire I said Mary I think there is somebody shuffling in that room pointing to the Room opposite the tap room let us go and look
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(From “Manuscript 3251: Van Diemen’s Land 1821-1862, Original accounts from frontier Tasmania” )

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