Bailey Ward

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Bailey Ward
Occupation Publican
Years active 1862-1866
Known for Harvest Home Hotel
Home town Ballarat

Bailey Ward was a publican in Ballarat during the 1860s.

History[edit | edit source]

Ward was publican of the Harvest Home Hotel in Creswick Road during 1862 - 1866.[1][2]

In February 1866 Ward was in trouble for selling beer illegally:

Goodshaw (revenue officer) v Bailey Ward, for selling beer, without license, at a house on the Creswick road; Mr Trench for the prosecution informed the bench that defendant was a beershop-keeper, and that his license allowed him allowed him to sell from six o'clock a.m. till eight p.m., and no longer, and if he sold after that hour at night he must be dealt with as an unlicensed person. Mr Trench further remarked that defendant had for a long time been a publican and could not plead ignorance. It appeared that though defendant now only paid £5 a year for a beer license, he was carrying on just the same business as when he paid £25 a year like other publicans now do. The revenue officer gave evidence to having purchased a glass of ale from defendant personally, and paid 6d for it, after nine o'clock in the evening. Defendant offered no material defence, and was fined £5 and 15s costs.[3]

In September 1866 he was listed as insolvent:

Bailey Ward, publican, Creswick road, Ballarat. Causes of insolvency-Bad debts and falling off in business as a publican. Debts, £241 1s 4d; assets, £92 4s; deficiency, £148 17s 4d.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014,
  2. 1866 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 July, p. 2, viewed 4 June, 2015,
  3. 1866 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 February, p. 2, viewed 4 June, 2015,
  4. 1866 'NEW INSOLVENT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 12 September, p. 2, viewed 4 June, 2015,

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