John William Stubbs

From Hotels of Ballarat
John William Stubbs
Died 10 January 1922
Years active <1914-1915>
Known for Commercial Hotel
Home town Daylesford

John William Stubbs was a publican in Daylesford, Victoria <1914-1915>.

History[edit | edit source]

John Stubbs had the license for the Commercial Hotel in Daylesford. In December 1914 the license was granted for a fee of £150.[1] His license was renewed in December 1915 for a fee of £150.[2]

He died on 10 January 1922:

Mr John Stubbs, the well-known proprietor of the Commercial hotel, Vincent street, for many years, died at, about 8.30 on Tuesday evening. For the past few weeks he had been confined to his bed, and death was not unexpected. The late Mr Stubbs was greatly respected by all who came in contact with him either in busines or socially, as he was always classed as a "white man," a liberal giver to all charitable and other efforts, while his unassuming and gentlemanly bearing made him a general favorite. One most noticeable feature was the stand he took in conducting his business as a hotel keeper. No matter what standing a person might have he could not obtain a drink after hours at the hotel of the deceased. Probably none ever obeyed the law more closely than he. On one occasion two members of Parliament wished to be served after hours, but were refused, and told very sharply that they made the law and should not ask him to break it. His hotel was noted for the fine manner in which it was conducted. The deceased leaves a wife, two sons (James occupying a position in the Postal Department, Melbourne, John residing at home), and Mrs T. Barkar and Mrs F. Leggo, daughters, residing in Daylesford, with whom great sympathy is felt.[3]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1914 'DAYLESFORD LICENSING COURT', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019,
  2. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2019,
  3. 1922 'DAYLESFORD.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 12 January, p. 6. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,

External links[edit | edit source]