White Horse (2)

Paterson Street. Approximate location on Google Maps.

Paterson St, December 2016. The White Horse adjoined the old Examiner building  (the red, white & yellow building), so on the site of the brick and glass addition.

Cornwall Coffee House
1845-46 John Mills, White Horse, Paterson Street
1846 James Johnson, White Horse, Paterson Street
1846-48 Mary Ann Johnson, White Horse, Paterson Street
1848-50 William Hedger, White Horse, Patterson Street
Became Cornwall Coffee Rooms

On the left. (Cropped from photo in QVMAG Collection, QVM:2002:P:0014.)

1949 National Hotel on the corner. White Horse is two doors along, the shortest bilding.
(Cropped from photo in QVMAG collection (QVM:2006:P:0065)
The leftmost, white building. (71-77 Paterson Street, photo by Lloyd George Webb, 1974, from Tasmanian Archives, LPIC33/3/164

Launceston Advertiser, 4 September 1845
Launceston Advertiser, 4 September 1845

Mr. John Mills, White Horse, Patterson Street, formerly Cornwall Temperance Coffee House.
Mr. Douglas opposed this application on the same grounds as the Angel Inn
[not required due to number of existing houses], but thought in doing it was useless; he did so in justice to his clients.
Mr. Rocher supported the application, and stated that the house was built by the particular direction of the magistrates for a licensed house. As regards it being so very close to another public house, there was a building between them, which was not the case with the Enfield Hotel and the Bull’s Head.
Mr Douglas contended that the house was not required; and when a license had been granted some years ago, neither Mr. Taylor’s nor Mr. Sweeney’s were licensed houses. The applicant was highly recommended— granted.

Launceston Advertiser, 4 September 1845

Launceston Advertiser, 5 February 1846
Launceston Advertiser, 5 February 1846
Launceston Examiner, 27 May 1846

Cornwall Chronicle, 15 August 1846

Launceston Examiner, 4 September 1847

Marriage Mary Ann Johnson to William Hedger, 18 December 1847 (RGD 37/1/6)

A Game of Skittles–“All work and no play will never do ;” so thought a son of Crispin, and having done “awl” his work, the lad of “wax,” proceeded to the skittle ground of the ‘ White Horse,’ in Patterson-street, to recreate at the pegs, having the ball in his hand which would have made an excellent lapstone ; and conceiving himself a dabster at the game of “knock ’em down,” his courage bristled up to that degree, that he offered two bob, on the event of tipping all nine ; to induce the byestanders, to close the wager, he pitched a one pound note on the ground. Two young gentlemen who “left their country for their country’s good,” observing the transaction, got possession of the note. The shoemaker not liking to be soled, secured one of the gents, the other fled. However, through the vigilance of the detective, he was apprehended. Their names are Harper and Hacket. When taken before the Police Magistrates yesterday, they were found guilty, and each sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment, with hard labour. The prosecutor observed to a friend on leaving the office, “they also deserved a good” leathering.”
Cornwall Chronicle, 9 December 1848

Perry, the celebrated American pugilist who recently arrived here from Sydney per steamer “Shamrock,” takes a benefit at Mr. Hedger’s, the “White Horse,” Patterson-street, this evening ; unlike the generality of pugilists, Perry is a well informed man, of quiet and unobtrusive manners, he is upwards of six feet in height, and of herculean proportions ; he defeated Hough the Sydney Champion a short time back in four minutes and a half. The admirers of the art of self defence will have an opportunity of witnessing what is technically termed “Science.” Perry has repeatedly fought in the English ring, and was invariably victorious.
Cornwall Chronicle, 16 January 1850

Commercial Intelligence
At the sale by auction yesterday, by Mr. J. A. Eddle, the lease of Camperdown for seven years, was purchased by H. Hopkins. Esq., Junior, for £370. The adjolning estate of 2560 acres was purchased by M. Ralston, Esq., for £2000. The premises in Patterson-street, known as the “White Horse,” were purchased by Mr. J. Aikenhead for £410. A house on the Windmill-hill was sold to Mr. Joshua Lyons for £150.

Launceston Examiner, 28 May 1851

Cornwall Chronicle, 15 February 1851

Cornwall Chronicle, 10 July 1852

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