Isaac Chappell

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Isaac Chappell
Occupation Publican
Years active 1862-1867
Known for Pound Hotel
Home town Scarsdale

Isaac Chappell was a publican at Scarsdale and a miner at Smythesdale.

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1862, Isaac Chappell was the licensee of the Pound Hotel at Scarsdale.[1] In September 1862 the police made an application to remove his license:

Police v Isaac Chappell. An application was made to have Chappell's license cancelled, he having abandoned occupation of the Pound Hotel, Scarsdale, but on the statement tendered by the defendant's wife, who is still in charge of the house, the case was postponed for a fortnight.[2]

Mr Sub Inspector Macnamara again applied to have Mr Chappel's license for the Pound Hotel, Scarsdale, cancelled. His Worship said that he had been informed that Chappel had gone to New Zealand, and that it would be a hard case for his wife to be deprived of the means of earning a livelihood, more particularly as she conducted the house in a respectable manner. He would therefore grant a further postponement of fourteen days.[3]

In June 1863 Chappell, described as a miner, was declared bankrupt:

Isaac Chappell, of Smythesdale, miner. Liabilities, £67; assets,.£47 ; deficiency, £20.[4]

In December 1867 he was fined at the Linton Court for not holding a publican's license. The hotel is not named in the newspaper report:

John Robertson v Isaac Chappell, for a like offence, the defendant said he had made application for a publican's license, but a mistake in the advertisement had occurred, making it a beer license ; he, however, pleaded not guilty. Stockton deposed to Simpson and himself having purchased and paid for drinks in the defendant's hotel, at Haddon, on the 7th December. Simpson gave corroboratory evidence. Case postponed for a month, to allow the defendant time to take out a publican's license ; failing his doing so, the conviction to be the same as in the previous cases.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1862 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 18 February, 2014,
  2. 1862 'SMYTHESDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 September, p. 4, viewed 24 February, 2014,
  3. 1862 'SMYTHESDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 September, p. 4, viewed 24 February, 2014,
  4. 1863 'NEW INSOLVENTS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 June, p. 7, viewed 24 February, 2014,
  5. 1867 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 May 2023,

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