Eustace E. Andrew Merry

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Eustace E. Andrew Merry
Born 1886
Scarsdale, Victoria
Died March 1976
Ballarat, Victoria
Occupation Tobacconist, Publican
Years active 1937
Known for North Star Hotel
Home town Ballarat
  • Charles Merry (father)
  • Elizabeth Turner (mother)

Eustace Ernest Andrew Merry was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria, <1937>

History[edit | edit source]

Merry was born in Scarsdale, Victoria, in 1886, the son of Charles Merry and Elizabeth Turner.[1]

In 1912 Merry was working as a tobacconist in Sebastopol, and living in Albert Street.[2] From about 1916 to 1934, Merry is living at the Stork Hotel in Armstrong Street and still working as a tobacconist.[3]

Merry took over the license of the North Star Hotel in Lydiard Street from Charles Hager in 1937.[4]

In March 1937 two men were charged with fraud after trying to pass a fake cheque for £350 with Merry's name and signature.

Two men, George Bell, of Albert Park, Insurance agent, and Dick Munro, of Carlton, a sailor, appeared in the City Court on charges of forgery, uttering and conspiracy. It was alleged the signatures of leading insurance officials had been forged in attempts to defraud city banks.[5]

By 1942 Merry had moved from the hotel and was living at 332 Ligar Street Ballarat, where his occupation was given as agent.[6]

Merry died in Ballarat March 1976 and was buried in the Ballarat New Cemetery:Lawn section D, Row: 14, Grave:-3.[7]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1886, Ref No, 13748
  2. 1912 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballarat, Sebastopol.
  3. 1916 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballaarat, Ballaarat West
  4. 1937 'LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 3 February, p. 9, viewed 3 February, 2014,
  5. 1937 'TWO MEN CHARGED.', Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954), 15 March, p. 8, viewed 3 February, 2014,
  6. 1942 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballarat, Soldiers' Hill
  7. Ballarat General Cemeteries, Cemetery Search Results: Cemetery Search Results, accessdate: November 14, 2016

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