Edward Ingram

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Edward Ingram
Born 25 February 1835
Sahdwell, Middlesex, England
Died 3 July 1886
Occupation Publican
Years active 1879-1886
Known for Victoria Hotel (Beaufort)
Royal Standard Hotel (Ballarat)
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Julia Taylor
Children Ellen Elizabeth (1859)
Julia Maria (1862)
Annie Louisa (1864)
Ada Christina (1870)
Edward John (1875)
Robert George (1878)
Rose Beatrice (1879)
  • Edward Ingram (father)
  • Eleanor Whiting (mother)

Edward Ingram was a publican in Beaufort and Ballarat, <1879-1886.

History[edit | edit source]

Edward Ingram was born in Shadwell, Middlesex, England on 25 February 1835, the son of Edward Ingram and Eleanor Whiting.[1][2]

There was an Edward Ingram, called as a witness, in the trial of the Eureka rebels. He testified that he and his mate were not involved, they had simply gone over to the stockade after hearing the shooting to see what was going on.[3]

He married Julia Marie Taylor in Castlemaine, Victoria in 1857.[4][2] They had a number of children including[2]:

  • Ellen Elizabeth Ingram (1859–1933) born Kangaroo Flat, Victoria, Australia
  • Julia Maria Ingram (1862–1934), born Redbank, Victoria, Australia
  • Annie Louisa Ingram (1864–1943), born Ararat, Victoria, Australia
  • Ada Christina Ingram (1870–1940), born Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
  • Edward John Ingram (1875–1946), born Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
  • Robert George Ingram (1878–), born Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
  • Rose Beatrice Ingram (1879–1975), born Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Ingram was reported to have a license for a beer shop in Beaufort in June 1867.[5]

Ingram held the license for the Victoria Hotel in Beaufort from at least November 1879.[6][7]. His license was renewed in December 1880.[8]

On the 12 May 1881 he voluntarily gave up the license and left the hotel, and the owner, Mr Conran (Cowan), had the license transferred to Tennis Vanderstoel.[9][10] However in September 1881 the transfer was quashed by the Supreme Court, ruling that magistrate in Ararat did not have the authority to grant the transfer of a license in Beaufort.

During this time, Ingram's eldest daughter, Ellen, applied for the license of a hotel in Waterloo. The application was obected to by Tennis Vanderstoel, but the magistrate granted the license:

Joseph Frusher applied to get his publican's license for premises at Waterloo transferred to Ellen Ingram, of Beaufort- Mr Cowan and Mr Vanderstial, the owner and the occupier respectively of the Victoria hotel, Beaufort, appeared to object to the transfer, as the transferee's father still held a license for the aforesaid Victoria hotel, of which he was formerly tenant The bench pointed out that the license was for the daughter of Mr Ingram, and granted the transfer as requested.[11]

Later in September 1881, the problem with license continued, and Tennis Vanderstoel threatened Ingram in the street with a pistol:

Mr Vanderstoel of the Victoria hotel, to-day, at four o'clock, near-the post office, presented a pistol at Mr Ingram, the former occupier of the building. The occurrence took place while Ingram was serving a document on him respecting the license. Ingram ran to the telegraph lobby, and closed the door until Vanderstoel left. Vanderstoel is now arrested, and the charge will be heard next Thursday.[12]

Tennis Vanderstoel was charged with using violent language, and by drawing a pistol, threatening to shoot Edward Ingram, near the post office, Beaufort on the 26th instant. Mr Ingram, on oath, stated the case shortly. In answer to the defendant, he denied ever having said to him that be was looking out for him, but, accused Vanderstoel of doing so. Joseph Frusher, butcher, residing opposite the post office, deposed that he never saw a pistol; heard nothing about it until one of his lads came running to him and said Ingram and Vanderstoel were having a row, and that Vanderstoel was going to shoot Ingram. Charles Dean, butcher, deposed to seeing Ingram offering Vanderstoel a paper of some sort, near the post office. Saw Ingram rushing to the door and shutting it. He knew nothing about what had taken place previously. Vanderstoel was bound over, in his own recognisance in the sum of £10 to keep the peace for six months.[13]

The event has created no end of amusement here, being the principal topic during the week. The general opinion seems to be that Ingram was more frightened than hurt, as Van der Stoel positively asserts that he had no pistol, nor ever had one in his hands since the early days of the diggings.[14]

The license for the hotel was finally transferred to the owner, James Cowan, in November 1881.[15]

By 1882 Ingram had the license for the Royal Standard Hotel in Main Road, Ballarat.

In August 1882 Ingram was involved in a case of forged cheques. His daughter was working as a barmaid at the hotel:

The prisoner then said, “Mr Ingram has a cheque of mine; drive there and you will get that.” Witness then drove him to the Royal Standard hotel, and waited for about ten minutes, when prisoner brought the cheque (produced) from the bar, and gave it to him (witness), and asked for the change. Witness told him he had no change. Then took cheque to the bar of the hotel, and asked the barmaid to change it there, but she referred witness to her father, who said he could not change it. Then took the cheque to the landlord of the Dutch Harry hotel, leaving prisoner, in the bar of the Royal Standard hotel. The landlord of the Dutch Harry also refused to cash it. Witness then went back to prisoner, and told him he could not get the cheque cashed.[16]

In December 1882, Ingram and his daughter were witnesses at a trial for slander against John Noonan:

Acreman v Noonan—This was an action to recover £49 damages for alleged slander. Mr Wynne for plaintiff, and Mr Gaunt for defendant. The case, for the plaintiff was that he had asked Noonan for an engagement as barman on the day of the last Ballarat Agricultural Show, at which he had the No. 1 bar. Defendant replied that he was short handed, and plaintiff then went to Mr Edward Ingram, who had the No. 2 booth. Whilst talking, defendant called Ingram over, and said some thing to him. Edward Ingram, the landlord of the Royal Standard hotel, Main road, stated that defendant told witness not to engage that man, meaning plaintiff, as he was a gaol bird, and he had just come out of gaol. A daughter of the previous, witness corroborated his evidence. For the defence Mr Gaunt contended that the words used by defendant were entirely different. Mr Noonan had observed plaintiff lingering about the showyards at an hour when everybody else had left. Not liking his appearance, the defendant turned round to Mr Ingram and remarked to him, “keep an eye on that old fellow; he has been loafing about here all day, and I don't think he's up to any good." Defendant in the witnessbox swore that he never used the expression alleged concerning plaintiff being a gaol bird. Witnesses were called, who corroborated these statements. Verdict for the defendant, with £4 10s costs. The court then adjourned until 11 a.m. on the following day.[17]

In January 1883, Ingram was assaulted by a customer:

A young man named William Lawson was charged at the Town Court yesterday with having assaulted Edward Ingram, landlord of the Royal Standard hotel on Thursday night. The offender was fined 10s, in default three days' imprisonment.[18]

In April 1883 Ingram was granted a license for a temporary booth at the Eastern Oval for the Eight Hour Day Sports.[19]

In January 1884, Ingram was charged with Sunday trading:

Sunday Trading — Edward Ingram was charged that, being a licensed publican, he did permit liquor to be drunk upon his premises on Sunday the 13th inst., by other than lodgers or bona fide travellers. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 20s, with £1 costs. There was a second charge of selling drink within prohibited hours, but as the offence alleged took place on the Monday morning within a few hours of the first, the charge was withdrawn by the police.[20]

In April 1884 he was granted a temporary license for a booth at the Easter Monday races at Dowling Forest.[21]

On 2 July 1886 he was reported as being seriously ill:

Mr E. Ingram, of the Royal Standard hotel, Main road, is dangerously ill, suffering from an internal disease, and last night his life was despaired of. What makes the case sadder is the fact that Mr Ingram’s son, a boy seven years old, is also seriously ill.[22]

Edward Ingram died at the hotel the next day:

Ingram— On the 3rd July, at his late residence, Royal Standard Hotel, Main road, Ballarat. Edward Ingram, native of London, aged 51 years. Deeply regretted by all who knew him.[23]

A little dog was noticed yesterday afternoon following the funeral of the late Mr Edward Ingram, of the Royal Standard hotel, Main road. As the mournful cortege approached the cemetery the animal was observed directly in rear of the hearse, and those persons in the conveyances immediately following the plumed carriage heard the animal whining. It was then ascertained that the dog was a pet of the late Mr Ingram, and that since the death of its master it had displayed signs of great grief. At the grave as the Rev. Dr Roseby was reading the burial service, the sorrowing canine, ascended a mound of earth close to the excavation, and again commenced to whine, and several persons present had to hunt away the poor brute so that the ceremony would not be interrupted.[24]

The continuing illness of his son caused a premature end to a band concert near the hotel in September 1886:

The Ballarat Temperance Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr T. E. Bulch, discoursed the programme as advertised by us yesterday, in front of Messrs I. and J. Roffs tailoring establishment last evening. Crowds of people were present, who showed their appreciation by frequent rounds of applause. The band regretted having to finish the programme about 9 p.m. rather abruptly on account of the serious illness of the youngest son of Mrs E. Ingram, of the Royal Standard hotel. The band adjourned to Mr M‘lntyre’s, Bridge street, where a repast was laid to the order of Mr Roff.[25]

The executors of Ingram's will were his wife Julia, and his brother Henry, a poultry dealer living in Clifton Hill.[26]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1886, Ref. No. 8134
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Duncan, Frederick, 'Edward Ingram', Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/3569963/person/412071049540/facts
  3. 1854 'STATE TRIALS AT BALLAARAT.', Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic. : 1851 - 1856), 13 December, p. 4. (DAILY), viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91859081
  4. Australian Marriage Index, Victoria, 1857, Ref. No. 1316
  5. 1867 'RIPONSHIRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 June, p. 4. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112875708
  6. 1879 'No Title', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 7 November, p. 2. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232147876
  7. 1880 'NEW PERSEVERANCE COMPANY WATERLOO.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 1 April, p. 4. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232153126
  8. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 December, p. 3. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200653458
  9. 1881 'LAW REPORT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 7 July, p. 9. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5971209
  10. 1881 'LAW REPORT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 16 September, p. 3. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5965898
  11. 1881 'BEAUFORT POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 29 August, p. 4. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article249747686
  12. 1881 'CURIOUS OCCURRENCE AT BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 27 September, p. 3. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article249278552
  13. 1881 'BEAUFORT POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 1 October, p. 4. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article249279021
  14. 1881 'COUNTRY ITEMS.', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 8 October, p. 6. (AUSTRALASIAN SUPPLEMENT), viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138071645
  15. 1881 'TOWN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 02 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202596522
  16. 1882 'CHARGE OF FORGERY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 August, p. 4. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202126192
  17. 1882 'COUNTY COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 December, p. 4. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202700557
  18. 1883 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 January, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202703081
  19. 1883 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 April, p. 4. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202503933
  20. 1884 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 January, p. 4. , viewed 07 Aug 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201621959
  21. 1884 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 April, p. 4. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202586731
  22. 1886 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 July, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204433989
  23. 1886 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 July, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204434121
  24. 1886 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 July, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204434067
  25. 1886 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 September, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210835855
  26. Edward Ingram, Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009, Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591

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