Edmund O'Neil

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Edmund O'Neil
Born c.1829
Died 13 November 1895
Warrenheip
Occupation Publican
Years active 1875-1895
Known for Phoenix Hotel
Brewery Tap Hotel
Home town Warrenheip
Spouse(s) Annie O'Neil

Edmund O'Neil was a publican in Ballarat, <1875-1895.

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Edmund O'Neil was born c.1829, the son of William O'Neil and Bridge Quinlan.[1]

In December 1875 and 1877, O'Neill's license for the Brewery Tap Hotel at Warrenheip was renewed.[2][3]

In December 1885 he was granted the publican's license for the Phoenix Hotel in lieu of transfer.[4]

In June 1889, O'Neil surrendered the license of the Phoenix Hotel at Warrenheip, as he had taken over the nearby Brewery Tap Hotel.[5][6]

He died on 13 November 1895, at Warrenheip[1][7]:

BUNGAREE Friday. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) The funeral of the late Mr Edmond O’Neill, of the Brewery Tap hotel, Leigh Creek, who died yesterday, took place to day, and was very largely attended The deceased was a very old resident of Leigh Creek, having started business as a hotelkeeper in the district over 20 years ago. He enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends in the Bungaree district, and his demise is very much regretted here. The deceased was about 62 years of age. He leaves a widow, but no family. His remains were interred in the Ballarat New Cemetery. Mr S. Wellington was the undertaker.[8]

After his death, the Ballarat Trustees Company applied for his widow, Annie, to continue to operate the hotel as their agent.[9]

His property at the time of his death was:

All those pieces of land being allotment nine of section three and allotment twenty three of section twenty four Parish of Warrenheip containing 27 acres two roods and ten perches or thereabouts with the following improvements thereon:

1. Hotel (weatherboard) known as the Brewery Tap Hotel containing bar and 10 rooms in poor condition, iron roof, assessed at £25, might be let at 15/- per week.
2. Weatherboard cottage (old Phoenix Hotel), six rooms, now let to Mr. Gates at 2/- per week, assessed at £15

3. Four roomed weatherboard cottage in very bad condition, now let at 1/-, assessed at £10.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1895, Ref. No. 15521
  2. 1875 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 23 December, p. 4. , viewed 02 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211000229
  3. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282991
  4. 1885 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305585
  5. 1889 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 June, p. 5. , viewed 03 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6256246
  6. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 June, p. 2. , viewed 17 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204045056
  7. 7.0 7.1 Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591, File No. 59/714
  8. 1895 'BUNGAREE', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 November, p. 2. , viewed 13 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203766134
  9. 1895 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 December, p. 2. , viewed 16 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203767174

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