John Whitehouse

From Hotels of Ballarat
John Whitehouse
Died bef. 1892
Occupation Publican
Years active 1861-1873
Known for Fountain Head Hotel
British Queen Hotel
Union Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Ann Smith
Children Sarah Farmer (1860)
Helen Jordan (1862)
Ada (1866)
Phoebe (1871)
Mabel (nd)

John Whitehouse was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria, <1861-1873>.

History[edit | edit source]

John Whitehouse married Ann Smith. They had several children including:

  • Sarah Farmer, 1860.[1]
  • Helen Jordan, born Ballarat in 1862, died Ballarat in 1885.[2]
  • Ada, born Ballarat East in 1866[3], died Ballarat, 1866.[4]
  • Phoebe, born Geelong, 1871.[5]
  • Mabel, born Ballarat East, no date.[6]

John Whitehouse was at the Fountain Head Hotel in June 1862.[7] He may have been there as early as 1861, as the newspapers have the name spelled as Whitecross.[8] In January 1865, he transferred his license to the British Queen Hotel:

TUESDAY, 3rd JANUARY, Household Furniture. Cow. Pigs, Fowls, Stock-in-Trade. &c. CHAS. DYTE has received instructions from Mr Whitehouse, who is removing to the British Queen Hotel, to sell by public auction, on Tuesday, 3rd January, at twelve o'clock sharp, on the premises, Fountain Head Hotel, Without reserve, The whole of his HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, STOCK-IN-TRADE, &c, consisting of Chairs, tables, beds, bedding, iron and other bedsteads, couches, crockery, glass, American stove, kitchen utensils, tank, &c. Wines spirits, beer, bar utensils, &c. Also, Superior cow, in milk; seven pigs; quantity of poultry; variety of sundries. No reserve. CHAS. DYTE, Auctioneer.[9]

In March 1872, Whitehouse transferred the license of the British Queen Hotel in Bridge Street to James O'Meara.[10]

Whitehouse took on the license of the Union Hotel in Sturt Street, Ballarat in September 1873, where he was granted a new license in lieu of transfer.[11] The license was renewed in December 1873.[12]

His daughter Helen died in Ballarat in September 1885:

MARTINDALE. —On the 31st August, at Dudley Villa, Ascot street south, Helen Jordan, the beloved wife of William Martindale, of Paramatta, New South Wales, and fourth daughter of John and Ann Whitehouse, of the Union hotel, Sturt street. Age 23 years. “ In the midst of life we are in death.”[13]

Helen probably died as result of the birth of her daughter, Nellie Victoria Martindale, born Ballarat in 1885.[14]

He died sometime before his wife Ann, who died on 13 August 1892.[15]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1860, Ref. No. 10589
  2. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1885, Re. No. 7522
  3. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1866, Ref. No. 336
  4. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1866, Ref. No. 7124
  5. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1871, Ref. No. 16327
  6. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, Ref. No. 13692
  7. 1862 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 June, p. 4. , viewed 02 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325077
  8. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 11 July, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 01 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340512
  9. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66059791
  10. 1872 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 March, p. 4. , viewed 20 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197627472
  11. 1873 'CITY QUARTERLY LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 September, p. 4. , viewed 26 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201606958
  12. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  13. 1885 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 September, p. 2. , viewed 14 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203312124
  14. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1885, Ref. No. 15196
  15. Ann Whitehouse, Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009, Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591

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