J. A. Judd

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J. A. Judd
Died 27 January 1900
Years active 1894-1898
Known for British Queen Hotel
Unicorn Hotel
Fleece Inn (Bendigo)
Home town Ballarat

J. A. Judd was a publican in Ballarat and Bendigo, <1894-1900.

History[edit | edit source]

Judd had been publican of the Golden Fleece Inn in Bendigo up until September 1888.[1] He then moved to Ballarat where he took the license for the British Queen Hotel in June 1891.[2]

In 1891 Judd received a life ban from the Miners' Turf racing club:

At a meeting of the stewards of the Miners' Turf Club, held to-night at Brophy's Hotel, it was resolved to disqualify for life J. A. Judd, his mare Kate, and the rider, George Kinder, on the grounds of alleged wrong nomination. It appears that at the late races of the Miners' Turf Club the mare named was one of the competitors in the Time Handicap Trot, which, event she won. A protest was entered on the ground that Kate had at various country meetings been entered under the names of Nobody and Dicey, and the charges having been substantiated, the action above mentioned was taken by the stewards.[3]

This ban was eventually lifted by the Victorian Racing Committee in March 1896.[4]

In June 1892, Judd was fined for breaches of the licensing laws:

Inspector Hamilton proceeded against J. A. Judd, licensee of the British Queen hotel, for having the bar door unlocked during prohibited hours. The defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined £5 without costs.[5]

In February 1894 Judd was again in court, this time for delaying the admission of police to the premises:

At the Town Police Court yesterday Mr J. A. Judd, licensee of the British Queen hotel Bridge street, was charged by Inspector Hamilton under the 148th section of the Licensing Act with wilfully delaying admission to the police on Sunday evening, 11th inst. Mr Tuthill appeared for the defendant. Mr Hamilton asked that if the case were proved a fine above the minimum be imposed, as defendant had adopted every, possible means to prevent the admission of the police. The evidence of Plainclothes constable Rogerson showed that acting under instructions he had visited the hotel in company with Constable Shaw on the evening in question, Shaw remained at a side door while witness went around to the back door. He took his watch out and knocked at the door at 7 minutes past 8, and called out that he was Rogerson. a constable of police, and had an order from Inspector Hamilton to visit the premises. At 11 minutes past 8 defendant opened the door, and on going into a back parlor he counted 20 men, among whom were some of the defendants who were concerned in the Essex paddock assault case. Previous to being admitted he heard noise inside, and saw three men leave the premises. Constable Shaw also gave evidence, and said that 26 men were in the hotel when they first called. One man was under the influence of liquor, and the room smelt strongly of beer and tobacco. Defendant denied delaying admission to the police, and. said he was coming down stairs when Rogerson knocked, and he went and opened the door immediately. The bench, Consisting of Messrs Josephs, Phillips, Williams, and Gale, J’s.P., considered that the police were wilfully delayed, and imposed a fine of £5, with 6s costs. It may be mentioned that the minimum penalty is £2 and the maximum £l0.[6]

In March 1894, Judd and his wife gave up their hotel lease so they could take a long holiday:

The license of the British Queen hotel Bridge street, was yesterday transferred from Mr J. A. Judd to Mrs Stewart, late licensee of the City hotel. Mr Judd and his wife intend to take a tour through England and America, and will leave Ballarat in a few days.[7]

Judd was the publican of the Unicorn Hotel in Sturt Street, Ballarat, from at least December 1895.[8]

In May 1896 Judd hosted a smoke evening at the Unicorn for the Ballarat West Cricket Club, who were celebrating winning the premiership of the second division:

The president, in proposing the toast of “Mr Judd,” thanked that gentleman for his generosity that evening, and assured him that it was much appreciated by the club. Mr Judd was a true sportsman, and was always to the fore in advancing its interests, both by his person and co-operation and financial support. Mr Judd, who was heartily received, said he would always do his best to promote tho interests of sport, and expressed the hope that all had. spent a pleasant time.[9]

From at least 1892-1897, Judd donated a number of trophies for sparrow shooting, coursing, cycling and football.[10][11][12][13]

In November 1898 the license for the Unicorn was transferred from Judd to Bridget E. Hughes.[14]

His death from blood poisoning in 1900 was noted in the Bendigo Advertiser:

Mr. J. A. Judd, formerly licensee of the Unicorn hotel, Ballarat, some months ago pricked his thumb with a fork while he was carving a joint. Blood poisoning set in and his thumb was cut off. Then the surgeons amputated his hand and arm at the elbow, and then up to the shoulder in succession, but the disease was not overtaken and Mr. Judd died yesterday. The deceased was well known, in Bendigo, where for several years he carried on the Fleece Inn hotel, near the Cattle Market[15]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1888 'SANDHURST QUARTERLY LICENSING COURT.', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 15 September, p. 5. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88554390
  2. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 June, p. 2. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209715941
  3. 1891 'DISQUALIFICATION AT BALLARAT.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), 19 December, p. 15. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197954825
  4. 1896 'MELBOURNE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 March, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207483074
  5. 1892 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 June, p. 2. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204983408
  6. 1894 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 February, p. 2. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206496752
  7. 1894 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 March, p. 2. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206497719
  8. 1895 'Advertising.', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 14 December, p. 43, viewed 30 April, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139718895
  9. 1896 'BALLARAT WEST CRICKET CLUB.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 May, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207486568
  10. 1897 'SPARROW SHOOTING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 July, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215313901
  11. 1897 'COURSING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 May, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210366427
  12. 1892 'COGILL BROTHERS MINSTRELS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 October, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204988152
  13. 1896 'CYCLING NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 October, p. 4. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207493836
  14. 1898 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 November, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215233831
  15. 1900 'OUR COUNTRY SERVICE.', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 29 January, p. 3. , viewed 25 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89474988

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