James Laffan

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James Laffan
Born c.1834
Died 26 July 1871
Ballan
Occupation Publican
Years active 1866-1871
Known for Royal Mail Hotel
Home town Ballan

James Laffan was a publican in Ballan, Victoria, <1866-1871

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James Laffan held the license for the Royal Mail Hotel in Ballan.

His wife died in 1866:

IT is my painful task this week to inform you of the death of Mrs. Laffan, the wife of Mr. James Laffan, landlord of the Royal Mail Hotel, Ballan, which took place at her residence on Sunday night last, a little before ten o'clock, after a short and severe illness. She died at the early age of twenty-eight years, and leaves behind her four children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. On Tuesday last, she was buried in the Ballan Cemetery, beside the family vault of the late Richard Cantwell, Esq., of whom Mrs. Laffan was a near relative. The funeral cortege was the largest ever witnessed in Ballan. A hundred horsemen and nineteen vehicles followed her remains to their last earthly home. The name of Cantwell must be greatly respected throughout the colony, and with a view to show respect to one bearing the name, gentlemen who had travelled from Melbourne, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, and Mount Blackwood, were present at the funeral.[1]

James died in Ballan on 26 July 1871:

LAFFAN.—At Ballan, on the 26th inst., of consumption, Mr. James Laffan, of the Royal Mail Hotel, aged 37 years.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1866 'BALLAN.', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 8 December, p. 3. , viewed 06 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88372745
  2. 1871 'Family Notices', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 29 July, p. 2. , viewed 07 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89701190

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