B. A. Stoney

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Bigo Armstrong Stoney
Born 1833
Borrisokane, Tipperary, Ireland
Died 20 April 1878
Years active 1861-1878
Known for Old House at Home Hotel
Newmarket Dining Rooms
Royal Mail Hotel
West's Dining Rooms
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Alice Adams
Amelia Richards
Children Thomas James (1861-1862)
William Armstrong (1863-1929)
Robert Albert (1865-1944)
Bigo Armstrong (1877-1963)
Alice Eliza (1867-1923)
  • Thomas Stoney (father)
  • Eliza (mother)

Bigo Armstrong Stoney, also known as Armstrong Stoney, was a publican, restauranteur, and boarding house keeper in Ballarat, from the early 1860's until his death, in 1868.

History[edit | edit source]

Bigo Armstrong Stoney was born 1833, at Kyle Park, Borrisokane, Tipperary, the son of Thomas and Eliza Stoney.[1][2]

He married Alice Adams in Geelong, Victoria on 25 January 1861.[3][2]

He took over the "Old House at Home" and "Old Folks at Home" boarding houses in Geelong in March 1861:

WANTED Working Men to know that B. A. Stoney has taken the Boarding Houses and Restaurants known as the Old House at Home, Corio-street, and the Old Folks at Home, Kardinia Street, both lately occupied by Mr George Adams, where first class meals and good beds can be obtained at one shilling each.[4]

Stoney moved to Ballarat later that same year where he opened another establishment called Old House at Home in Lydiard street:

TWO POUNDS REWARD. - Whereas some malicious person wilfully broke a pane of glass at the Old House at Home, in Lydiard street, on Tuesday, the 3rd of December, from 12 to 1 at midníght, the above reward will be given by B. A. Stoney, on information of the above.[5]

WANTED, a good Man Cook. Apply to B. A. Stoney, Old House at Home, Lydiard street, Ballarat, three doors from Bath's Hotel.[6]

A son, Thomas James, was born in Geelong in 1862[7], but he died in Ballarat on 3 March 1862.[2]

In July 1862, Stoney announced he had established an employment service:

WANTED to inform the Employers of Ballarat, and the surrounding district, that respectable male and female servants, mechanics, and laborers, for town and country, wait engagements at B. A. Stoney's Old House at Home Restaurant and Registry Office, next to Bath's Hotel, Lydiard street, Ballarat. The numerous applications made to Mr S. by employers for servants, has induced him to open a registry office, where operatives of every description requiring engagements, will meet with suitable employers. Board and lodging, £1 per week ; meals, 1s; first-class beds, 1s. Country orders punctually attended to.[8]

In March 1863, a son, William Armstrong[2], was born:

On the 11th of March, at her residence, Lydiard street, Ballarat, Mrs B. A. Stoney, of a son, both doing well.[9]

In July 1863 he donated £2 5s to the Ballarat Hospital from money left in his hands at the business.[10]

In October 1864 he won second prize at the Ballarat Agricultural Show for a prize pig, sows over 12 months old.[11]

In November 1864, Stoney was found guilty of assaulting a coach driver who had recommended another hotel to the passengers:

VIOLENT ASSAULT.- B. A. Stoney, boardinghouse keeper, was charged with having violently assaulted Neil Anderson, the driver of the Avoca coach, on the night previous, in the yard of the Victoria Hotel. Mr Paynter appeared for the prosecution, Mr McCormack for the defence. Mr Paynter, addressing the Bench, said that the prosecution was not brought for a money penalty, and then proceeded to relate how the offence occurred.

Neil Anderson, coach driver, deposed that at a quarter past six o'clock, on Friday evening, he drove the Avoca coach into the yard of the Victoria Hotel, Armstrong street, and was followed about by Stoney, threatening that, as he had prevented him getting boarders, he would break his neck. When he got off the coach, Stoney struck him in the eye and knocked him down. To Mr McCormack- I have always until now been on good terms with Stoney. I saw him last night, first at his own house, and afterwards at Cobb's Corner. I said to men there, this is not the place for you. The men asked where are we to go, and I said "Go to the Victoria." I did not pointedly mention Stoney or his house. My employer never interferes with me, or wishes me to take my passengers to one place or the other. If a man asks me where he shall go, I tell him to go where I think proper. Before the blows commenced Stoney said he would go to McPhee and get me dismissed. I did not flourish my whip over my head, and say that the people should go where I liked. To Mr Paynter-After he got me down, Stoney put his knee on my chest. I have no pecuniary interest in this prosecution. Mr Cherry told me I had not to allow myself to be knocked about in that way for nothing. James Court Horr deposed that he was in the hotel when the row took place, and went into the yard. He there heard Stoney abusing Anderson for taking passengers from his house. The latter replied that he would take his passengers wherever he thought fit. Anderson was then going away, when Stoney struck him on the eye. They then came together and fell. Stoney put his knee on Anderson's chest, and hit him again in the eye. He hit him again twice or thrice there, and Anderson was endeavoring to defend himself by his arm. Stoney was going to kick him as he lay on the ground, when I pulled Stoney off. Anderson said nothing to Stoney that was offensive, and he was not holding up his whip threateningly.
John Ash, a passenger by the coach, heard Stoney say he would give it to Anderson. The latter had no sooner jumped down off the coach than Stoney struck him. He afterwards got him to the ground, and struck him several times. Witness wanted to get out at the place where the coach stopped-that was, at the Victoria Hotel. Edward Mercer, another passenger, gave corroborative evidence. Anderson did nothing to provoke Stoney. Stoney said he would get Anderson discharged-he had it "in" for him. Witness did not notice that Anderson held his whip in a threatening manner. To Mr McCormick-Anderson did not strike at all, but tried to save his face with his arm as he lay on the ground. Mr McCormick said that his client did not deny having struck Anderson, but did so under great provocation, and was under the impression that he was acting in self-defence. When the coach drove up to Cobb's Corner, Stoney went up to the coach to see if there were any of his old boarders there. In this he was interrupted by Anderson, who said that he would take the passengers wherever he thought fit. Stoney, under just provocation, went to the yard-the first time, he was instructed to say, that he had ever gone there. Thereupon Anderson flourished his whip, and as Stoney was under the impression that he was going to be struck by Anderson, he (Stoney) struck Anderson in self-defence. As to the statement of Anderson that he had not attempted any resistance, the thing was beyond the possibility of belief. No man with blood in his body could permit himself to be hammered, as was described, without resistance.

Mr Foster said Anderson had enough to do to defend himself. Mr McCormick said there was nothing in the evidence to justify a large penalty, as Anderson had been improperly interfering with Stoney in the prosecution of his lawful business. Mr Foster said that this touting for touting it was was becoming a perfect nuisance, and Mr Stoney knew very well that he had been warned in that court before. It did not matter whether it had been proved that Anderson was interfering unduly with Stoney's business. If it had, that was no excuse for a cowardly assault like this. He should impose a fine of £10, or one month's imprisonment.[12]

In December 1864, the coroner held a detailed hearing into the death of a man in Stoney's boarding house:

On Monday Dr Clendinning held an inquest on the body of an adult male unknown, who died in the boarding-house of Mr B. A. Stoney, Lydiard street, Ballarat, early on the preceding morning. Emily Adams, in the employment of Mr Stoney, deposed that the deceased came to the boarding-house on the afternoon of Friday, and dined and slept in the house that day. He did not state his name or the place whence he came. He boarded and slept again on Saturday, and appeared to witness to be very dull that day, but he did not complain of being ill. On the morning of Sunday witness heard from Mr Swinbourne, a lodger, that deceased was very ill, and that she ought to get a doctor, as he had been for one who would not come. She had seen the deceased in bed apparently in great pain, and he died immediately after Dr Richardson came. Witness thought the deceased was an Irishman. He went to bed about nine or ten o'clock p.m. on Saturday. He was perfectly sober, and was not half an hour out of the house that day.
Thomas Swinburne deposed that the deceased slept in the same room with him and Richard Turner on Friday night. He awoke witness several times by his restlessness and severe coughing. On Saturday morning witness asked him if he was ill, when he replied in the negative. On Saturday night witness went to bed about midnight, deceased being already in bed. Witness did not take any more notice of him, but went to sleep and did not awake again until Turner called him, saying that deceased seemed worse. Witness got up and saw that deceased appeared to be in great agony. He said the pain was over his heart. This was about five o'clock on Sunday morning. Witness went for a doctor, but he would not come. Witness returned and spoke to Emily Adams. Dr Richardson came about eight o'clock. Richard Turner deposed in corroboration, and further stated that between four and five o'clock on Sunday morning he was awakened by the noise made by the deceased in falling off his bed. Witness got up and called Swinburne, and they lifted up deceased on to his bed. Swinburne said he would go for a doctor. Deceased continued in great agony. Witness then laid down, but could get no rest for the deceased being in such pain. No medical assistance came until Dr Richardson came at eight o'clock, but deceased died soon after. He appeared to be about thirty years of age, was about 5 feet 7 inches in height, and of a dark complexion. He was an Englishman, to judge from his accent and talk, in witness's opinion. Dr Richardson performed the post mortem examination and tendered the medical evidence. Judging from the man's face, the deceased was an Irishman. The organs of the chest and abdomen generally were much diseased. The cause of death was syncope brought on by disease of the heart. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased had died from natural causes, adding the following rider:- "But we consider there was great delay in procuring medical assistance for the deceased."[13]

By December 1864, Stoney was proprietor of three establishments in Ballarat:

WANTED every one to know, that Armstrong Stoney still keeps The Old House at Home, Ballarat.

WANTED every one to know, that Armstrong Stoney still keeps the Newmarket Dining Rooms, Sturt street.

WANTED, one and all to know, that Armstrong Stoney keeps the Royal Mail Hotel, Lydiard Street, Ballarat.[14]

The hotel freehold was offered for sale in December 1864:

WELSH and SURPLICE are favored with instructions to sell Portion of Allotment 8, sec. 4, having frontage of 66 feet to Lydiard street by a depth of 165 feet, on which are erected Stoney's Hotel and the Railway Dining Rooms. If not sold in one lot it will be divided as follows:- STONEY'S HOTEL, with 28 feet frontage to Lydiard street; leased at £104 per annum. RAILWAY DINING ROOMS, 38 feet frontage to Lydiard street, rented at £130 per annum, fortnightly in advance. The purchaser of the whole, or either of the lots, will be treated with for the whole or a corresponding portion of the frontage to Armstrong street, thereby giving a frontage to two of the best streets in Ballarat. The auctioneers would refer intending purchasers to the plans lately issued by Government for the sale of the west side of Lydiard street, and consequently rendering, the property for sale of the greatest possible value. Sale on the ground. Terms, extremely liberal at sale.[14]

In January 1865, Stoney was charged with receiving a stolen cheque:

B. A. Stoney, at one time a resident in Geelong, and now the landlord of an hotel and boarding-house here (Ballarat) was committed for trial on Saturday, for receiving a cheque for L27, knowing it to have been stolen.[15]

The hearing was quite involved, and finally was decided it needed to go before a jury:

STOLEN CHEQUE.—B. A. Stoney, landlord of the Royal Mail Hotel, Lydiard street, appeared on bail to answer a charge preferred against him of having feloniously received a cheque for the sum of £27, belonging to a laboring man named John Hepburn. Mr Finn appeared for the accused, who was allowed to stand on the floor of the Court. The prosecutor deposed that he arrived in Ballarat on Friday morning, shortly before five o'clock, from Messrs Scott Brothers' station in the Mallee scrub, with a cheque for £27 in his possession. The coach stopped at the Victoria Hotel, where he then put. At that time he was under the influence of liquor. Shortly after his arrival he missed the cheque, and he went to give information to the police. On the way, he met the prisoner Stoney and told him that he had lost a cheque for about £30. Stoney showed him the way to the police station. The cheque was in a tobacco pouch, and was signed by Mr Fleming, manager of the station. The cheque produced was the same, It was drawn on the Bank of Australasia in Geelong. Witness did not know how he had been robbed.

James Sanderson, teller in the Bank of Victoria, deposed that on the previous day the prisoner brought the cheque produced to the bank, endorsed it, and obtained payment. About one o'clock in the afternoon he returned to the bank in company with Detective Hudson, paid back the money, and took away the cheque. To Mr Finn—The prisoner was in the habit of cashing cheques at the bank. On presenting the cheque in question he asked witness if he knew the signature, and also made several other casual enquiries respecting it. Detective Hudson deposed, after giving some preliminary evidence, that he took the man Hepburn to the prisoner's hotel on the previous forenoon, for the purpose of leaving him there until he obtained an answer to a telegram from Geelong as to whether the cheque had been cashed. On stating what he was about to do, the prisoner remarked, "Oh yes that's the man that was robbed this morning. I showed him the way to the lock-up." Witness, as he had the telegram in his hand at the time, showed it to the prisoner, who read it, and remarked that it was the best thing that could be done. During further conversation, the prisoner remarked that the man who had the cheque had better sling a £6 note to another man, than cash it himself. Detective Hannon, who was in company with witness, then left the bar and went over to the telegraph office with the message. Witness remained in the bar until he returned. Then remarked that it would be a pity if the cheque not be found as there was a reward of £7 for it. "What, is there a reward of £7 for it ?" said the prisoner, turning towards his wife who was beside him in the bar, "That's the same cheque I paid into the bank this morning." An explanation ensued, after which the prisoner, witness, and Detective Hannon, went back to the bank, where the prisoner returned the £27 and received the cheque. The prisoner said he obtained the cheque from a Chinese, and upon the description he gave the Chinese was arrested by Ah Koon, Government Interpreter. Mr Finn—"Now Hudson, have told the whole truth?" Witness—" Yes, all that I recollect," The cheque was accurately described in the telegram, and the prisoner looked over it long enough to have read it several times. It was given him to read, and he must have read it, as he afterwards said "That's the best thing you can do." The prosecutor gave a correct description of the cheque, and said he got drunk about Burrumbeet, and did not know he had lost it, until he arrived at the Victoria Hotel. The prisoner although he had the money for the cheque at the time witness went into his hotel to leave Hepburn, said nothing about it until he was told of a reward of £7 being offered. Detective Hannon corroborated the above evidence.
Thomas Hill, a cab-driver, deposed that during a conversation he had with the prisoner, at about twenty minutes past six o'clock on the previous morning, the prisoner took a cheque out of his vest pocket, and said that he had got £1 for cashing it to a Chinaman. Witness remarked it was rather dangerous to cash cheques in that way, whereupon the prisoner replied that he knew the name well. Shortly after witness saw the cheque, a man crossed the road going towards the Camp, who, the prisoner remarked at the time, had lost a cheque. This closed the case for the prosecution. For the defence Mr Finn contended that there was no evidence of any guilty knowledge on the part of the prisoner at the time he received the cheque from the Chinese.
The following evidence was then called for the defence:—Wm. Strachan deposed that on the previous morning, about six o'clock, a Chinese, in company with another man named Tom Williams, called at the prisoner's house, and asked the prisoner to cash a cheque, offering 2s 6d to him if he would do so. The prisoner said that be would not do it for £1, as it was drawn on Geelong, and it would be Tuesday before the money could be obtained. Witness then left the bar, and when he returned in about ten minutes afterwards the prisoner had left the house, and the Chinese and Williams were in one of the rooms. The Chinaman got a cab, and was afterwards driven to the Chinese camp. In the afternoon witness identified the Chinaman after his arrest.
Thomas Williams deposed that on the previous morning the Chinaman referred to presented a cheque, which he believed was the one produced, at the ticket office of the railway station, but the clerk, of course, refused to cash it. The morning train was then about to start. Witness accompanied the Chinese up Lydiard street, and on passing the prisoner's door, told the prisoner about the cheque, when the conversation referred to by the last witness with reference to cashing it ensued. The prisoner then left his hotel, and went towards the Old House at Home boarding-house, but before he returned, the Chinese left the hotel in a car for Chinese Town. Saw no money pass between the prisoner and the Chinese.

John Crowther, barman at Craig's Hotel, deposed that about eight o'clock on the previous morning, the prisoner asked him if he knew the signature of the cheque produced, and said he could get £1 for cashing it. Witness replied that he might chance it for that. The prisoner then remarked that it might have been stolen. Witness replied that in that case he (the prisoner) had better have nothing to do with it. This closed the evidence for the defence. The prisoner was then committed for trial, and admitted to bail, himself in £100, and another, surety in a similar amount. The Bench remarked that it was a doubtful case, and it would therefore be more advisable that it should be decided before a jury.[16]

He ran at least one of these businesses with his wife, Alice. In April 1865 they were victims of a forged cheque:

FORGERY.-George Ross was charged with forgery. B. A. Stoney, restaurant keeper, deposed to the prisoner coming to his house on 16th April. He remained from Saturday till Monday. He tendered the cheque produced for £4 12s on the Bank of Australasia, and signed " W. H. Bacchus," to witness on Monday morning. Witness advanced him £1 on the cheque, as it was a bank holiday. Alice Stoney, wife of the last witness, deposed to accompanying the prisoner to the Bank of Australasia on the 18th inst. to see what was wrong with the cheque. The cheque had been previously presented. When there the prisoner refused to enter the bank, and on returning pushed her aside and told her if she would let him go for ten minutes he would get the money. He then told her to do her best and ran away. Witness afterwards handed the cheque to the police. Mr Cavanagh, ledger keeper in the Bank of Australasia, Ballarat, deposed to the cheque produced being presented at the bank on the 18th inst. The signature was not at all like that of Mr Bacchus. If it had been a genuine signature the cheque would have been paid. The prisoner was remanded for seven days for the attendance of Mr Bacchus. The police said there were two other charges against the prisoner.[17]

Another son, Robert Albert, was born in 1865.[18]

In December 1865 he was fined for obscene language:

OBSCENE LANGUAGE- B. A. Stoney was charged with having used obscene language on the racecourse on the previous day. The defendant pleaded ignorance of the offence, as he was hardly in a fit state at the time to recollect what he had been about, and he was fined 10s.[19]

A daughter, Alice Eliza, was born in 1867.[2]

In September 1867 he was arrested after fighting in Lydiard Street:

On Tuesday afternoon B. A. Stoney, hotelkeeper, Lydiard street, was arrested for fighting in the street, opposite his hotel. He was drunk at the time, and was fighting with one of his boarders known by the title of "Slim Jim."[20]

In February 1868, he was fined one guinea for failing to appear at the Ballarat Circuit Court for jury service.[21]

In October 1872, Stoney sued a barrister for the cost of meals supplied to a prisoner A. G. Scott, in the Ballarat Gaol. Scott was the infamous Captain Moonlite, who was soon to escape from the new gaol:

At the City Police-court on Thursday morning, Mr M’Donnell, barrister, was sued by Mr B. A. Stoney, restaurant keeper, for £3, the value of forty “ square meals” supplied to A. G. Scott, of Egerton Bank robbery notoriety, while in gaol. Mr M’Donnell denied responsibility for the amount, as he had merely ordered the dinners for his client with the understanding that the cost should be defrayed out of funds expected to be forthcoming from Scott’s father and some New Caledonia property. Some amusement was got out of the examination in court, and ultimately the bench allowed the plaintiff 25s for nine days’ meals, as there was no proof of the order having been given to Mr Stoney before a certain date. Mr M'Donnell admitted that he had received some £4O in all from Scott, and as a matter of course had paid himself his fees out of that sum.[22]

In December 1872, the police opposed the renewal of Stoney's publican's license:

The police opposed the renewal of B. A. Stoney's license, and several convictions were proved against him. The bench, however, gave him one more chance by renewing his license.[23]

In May 1873, Stoney's wife was accused of "lambing-down", that is taking the money from a guest and then inflating the value of goods and services until the money ran out:

A curious case, involving something akin to the lambing-down process, was brought on at the City Police Court yesterday. A man named James Riley, who has not long come down the country, summoned Mrs B. A. Stoney, for the larceny as a bailee of a cheque for £14. The prosecutor swore that, a fortnight ago, he came into Ballarat by the train, and was met by a runner from Stoney's boardinghouse, who took him to that place of abode. He had a cheque for £14, which he gave to Mrs Stoney to get cashed, and she gave him £4 out of it. This he knocked down that day, and the next he was allowed £5 more, Mrs Stoney saying she would keep the rest until he was leaving. One of these five £l-notes he gave to Mrs Stoney to pay for four drinks, and Mrs Stoney said she "had no change, and witness never received any of it, nor yet any of the balance of his cheque, though he stayed there for several days afterwards. When leaving, Mrs Stoney brought him in 23s in her debt. The bench thought it best to remand the accused until Mr Gaunt be present, and at the same time directed the police to public enquiries into the matter.[24]

When the case was continued, Alice Stoney was discharged, but seriously criticized by the magistrate:

LAMBING DOWN. The Courier reports that Mrs. Stoney, the wife of the keeper of a boarding-house or hotel in Lydiard street, Ballarat, was again before the city court yesterday on the adjourned charge of stealing a cheque from a boarder. The police had discovered that the man Ryan had been lavishly squandering his money at Stoney's— had knocked down £7 in two days, and had been generally undergoing the "lambing " process, for which, however, there was no remedy but by a civil action. The accused was, therefore, discharged, Mr. Gaunt saying that she deserved the exposure of the court proceedings for being a party to such a disgraceful system of fraud.[25]

In December 1873, the Licensing Court refused to renew Stoney's license:

The application was refused. B. A. Stoney’s application for a license for the Royal Mail dining rooms, Lydiard street, was adjourned for a week: the applicant was considered to be unfit to hold a license in consequence of his intemperate habits, and Mr Purcell undertook to have the old license transferred, as the bench refused to renew Stoney’s license.[26]

One week later the license was transferred to Henry Chard:

Henry Chard applied for a transfer and renewal of the license held by B. A. Stoney for the Royal Mail hotel in Lydiard street. The applicant had since the last meeting obtained a lease. The application was granted on the understanding that should Stoney interfere in the business the license would be cancelled.[27]

In January 1874, Stoney was charged with domestic violence:

B. A. Stoney was yesterday arrested on warrant, charged with threatening the life of his wife. Drink, it appears, was the cause of the defendant’s conduct. He will probably be brought up at the court to-day.[28]

In October 1874, Stoney attempted to get back the license for the hotel:

B. A. Stoney applied for the transfer of the license for the Royal Mail hotel from H. Chard to himself; postponed to the 13th inst.[29]

Alice died in June 1875:

STONEY - On the 16th June, Alice Adams, wife of B. A. Stoney and beloved daughter of James and Sarah Adams, aged thirty-seven years. Home papers please copy.[30]

THE Friends of Mr B. A. STONEY are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late Wife Alice, to the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral procession to move, from his residence, the Royal Mail Hotel, Lydiard street, This Day, Friday, 18th inst., at Three o’clock p.m. F. ATKINS, Undertaker, Main road, next Yarrowee Hotel; and Bridge street, next Limerick Castle Hotel.[31]

Later in 1875, he married Amelia Richards.[32] They had a son, also named Bigo Armstrong, born 1877.[33][34]

Stoney continued in the hospitality business. In December 1875 he announced he had taken over a business in Armstrong Street:

WANTED KNOWN. STONEY has TAKEN WEST'S DINING ROOMS, Armstrong Street. All Meals 6d, Beds 1s. B. A. Stoney, proprietor.[35]

He died in April 1878:

THE Friends of the late Mr. B.A. STONEY, formerly of the Royal Mail Hotel, Lydiard street, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral procession will move from the residence of Mr Pearce, 87 Dawson street south, on Tuesday, 23rd inst., at 2 o'clock precisely.[36]

His wife, named Amelia, is named in the probate records.[37]

His estate was offered for sale in March 1888:

ON THE 15th MARCH. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Fine FRONTAGE to LYDIARD STREET, Known as Stoney’s Dining Rooms, between the Bank of Victoria and Cohen’s Grand Hotel. J. NOBLE WILSON will sell the abovenamed property by auction on the above date, by direction of the trustees in the estate of the late B. A. Stoney. The land has a frontage of 24 feet to Lydiard street, by a depth of 105 feet, with access to the rear by a way right 3 feet wide on the north side, and forms part of allotment S, section 4, City of Ballarat. The children of Mr Stoney having come of age, the property is for absolute sale to wind up the estate, and will offer a rare chance for any one who wants a valuable business site on this progressive and busy street. Particulars in a future advertisement.[38]

His son William, married in March 1889:

STONEY—MOYLAN.—On the 5th inst., at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by special license, by the Rev. Dean Donaghy, William Armstrong, eldest son of the late B. A. Stoney, Esq., of Lydiard-street, Ballarat, to Lizzie, second daughter of the late Thomas Moylan, Esq., of West Melbourne.[39]

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