Waterloo Tavern

1827 Robert Heany, Waterloo Tavern, Charles Street
1829 R. Henney, Waterloo Tavern, Charles Street
1830 Richard Heaney, Waterloo Tavern, Charles Street
Later Ship Inn

Hobart Town Courier, 5 April 1828
Hobart Town Courier, 5 April 1828

There are few mentions of the Waterloo outside of licensing notices.

Launceston Advertiser, 21 May 1830
Launceston Advertiser, 21 May 1830

Launceston Advertiser, 14 June 1830
Launceston Advertiser, 14 June 1830

In 1830, the license for the Ship Inn is transfered to the site of the Waterloo, and Richard Heaney appears to have moved to Perth. (Also, see Douglas’s comments below.)

Launceston Advertiser, 20 September 1830
Launceston Advertiser, 20 September 1830

3 Replies to “Waterloo Tavern”

  1. Apparently it was illegal to transfer a public house licence from one premises to another. It had been carried on to an extent in Launceston in the past, but when Mr. Kennedy became Clerk of the Peace at Launceston in the early 1830s, he pointed out to the Police Magistrate William Lyttleton that it was illegal under the governing Act.

    This put Richard Heaney in a real spot of difficulty, because he had rented out his (second) Waterloo Tavern premises to some merchants, on the strength of having been promised by Lyttleton that he would be allowed to transfer his licence to his new premises at Perth. Plus he pointed out that Patrick Carolan had been allowed to move his “Ship Inn” licence from wherever it had been originally to Heaney’s (first) Waterloo Tavern premises.

    In the end Heaney’s application to transfer his licence was refused, and so he was obliged to apply for a *new* licence when he moved to Perth.

    • Oh, thank you! I am missing so much of the story with many of these hotels, especially the early ones. It’s great to have people come by and add what they know. Particularly when it’s a bit confusing like this one.

      (I added a note in the post pointing people to your comments.)

  2. Incidentally, Heaney himself had earlier been allowed to transfer his licence to different premises too.

    There were *two* Waterloo Taverns licensed by Richard Heaney: the original one (which Patrick Carolan moved to) and the second one, which was next-door to the first one.

    When Heaney moved to Perth, he was vacating the *second* Waterloo Tavern.

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