Jane M. Stallard

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Jane M. Stallard
Born Jane Mason Miller
8 November 1856
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 22 July 1944
Brunswick, Victoria
Occupation Publican
Years active 1903
Known for Plough and Harrow Hotel
Commercial Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Joseph Stallard
Children William John Charles (1880)
Eliza Jane (1991)
Florence Catherine May (1888)
Harold M. Stallard (1890)
Stanley Houston (1892)
  • William Miller (father)
  • Eliza Gracey (mother)

Jane M. Stallard was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria.

History[edit | edit source]

She was born Jane Mason Miller on 8 November 1856, the daughter of William Miller and Eliza Gracey. She married Joseph Stallard in Blackwood, Victoria in 1878.[1] They had several children including:

  • William John Charles Stallard (born 1880, in Collingwood, Victoria)[2]
  • Eliza Jane Stallard (born 1881 in Ballarat)[3] She married Charles Middleton in 1907. [4]
  • Florence Catherine May Stollard (born 1888 in Ballarat East)[5]
  • Harold Mason Stallard (born 1890) served with the A.I.F. in World War One.
  • Stanley Houston Stallard (born 1892) served with the A.I.F. in World War One.

In 1891 Jane signed the petition for womens' suffrage, and was living at 130 Humffray Street South.[6]

Jane became the publican of the Plough and Harrow Hotel, Mair Street, in January 1903 after her husband, Joseph Stallard, died after falling down the hotel stairs. She transferred the license to Daniel Quinn in May 1903.[7]

She was at the Commercial Hotel in Kingston by April 1907. She held a wedding reception for her daughter at the hotel:

A wedding was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Kingston, on Wednesday week, when Miss Eliza Stallard, eldest daughter of Mrs J. Stallard, of the Commercial Hotel, was married to Mr Charlie Middleton, second son of Mr C. Middleton, of Buninyong. Rev. Oswald Snell was the officiating clergyman. Mr Claude Middleton was best man. The bride was prettily attired in cream silk, handsomely trimmed with Val. lace, and wore the customary wreath and veil, and carried a white Prayer Book (gift of mother of the bride). She was given away by Mr Wylie, of Durham Lead. Miss Florrie Stallard (sister) acted as bridesmaid, and was gowned in a pretty navy blue cloth with trimmings of cream applique and pipings of green, and wore a picture hat to match. After the ceremony the guests drove to the Commercial Hotel, where the wedding breakfast was held, and the usual toasts honored.[8]

In May 1908 is noted that she had sold her license at the Commercial Hotel in Kingston:

The Commercial hotel, in Kingston, is now about to change hands. Mrs Stallard, the tenant now in possession, has sold to fair advantage, and the new tenant will arrive shortly.[9]

By 1909 Jane Stallard had left Ballarat, and was living with her daughter Florence in Carlton.[10]

She died on 22 July 1944 and is buried in the Fawkner Cemetery:

STALLARD. –On July 22, at 24 Ford street, Brunswick, Jane Mason Stallard, beloved wife of the late Joseph, and loving mother of William, Eliza (Mrs. Middleton), Florence, Harold, and Stanley, aged 87 years.[11]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1878 Marriages, Ref. No. 4224, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1880 Births, Ref. No. 1553, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  3. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1881 Births, Ref. No. 14043, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  4. Edwardian Index Victoria 1901-1913, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1907 Marriages, Ref. No. 390R, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1997
  5. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1888 Births, Ref. No. 532, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  6. S: 1891 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE PETITION - S, accessdate: December 2, 2016
  7. 1903 'THE LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 May, p. 3. , viewed 07 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208469685
  8. 1907 'WEDDINGS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 April, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210894340
  9. 1908 'KINGSTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 May, p. 6. , viewed 10 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205464730
  10. Australian Electoral Roll, 1909, Victoria, Melbourne, Cardigan
  11. 1944 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 July, p. 2, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11353399

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