Mary Hayes

From Hotels of Ballarat
Mary Hayes
Occupation Publican
Years active 1884-1909
Known for Black Hill Hotel
Home town Windermere
Spouse(s) John Hayes
Children John Hayes

Mary Hayes was a publican in the Ballarat district in <1872-1909

History[edit | edit source]

Mary Hayes applied for the license for the Kerry Hotel in Main Road, Ballarat, in December 1872. However she did not appear at the court and the license was refused.[1]

Mary Hayes was married to John Hayes and they had run the Black Hill Hotel on the Carngham Road at Haddon since 1873.

John died in July 1884:

THE Friends of the late Mr JOHN HAYES are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral cortege to move from his late residence. Black Hill Hotel, Carngham road, near Haddon, on Sunday, the 27th instant, at 12 o’clock noon T. WELLINGTON, late F. Atkins, Undertaker, 7 and 9 Dawson street[2]

She took over the hotel; in December 1884, she was granted the license in her own name.[3]

In May 1902 she was injured in a road accident:

"Mrs Hayes, the respected licensee of the Black Hill Hotel, was thrown out of her trap, through the horse bolting. She was severely cut about the head, and sustained a number of bruises."[4]

Her granddaughter died at the hotel in December 1904:

O'BEIRNE.— On 19th December, at her grandmother's residence, Black Hill hotel, Mary Monica, the dearly beloved infant daughter of D. and E. O'Beirne, of Horsham, aged 15 months.[5]

The 1909 electoral roll shows Hayes was living at Black Hill, where she ran a hotel.[6]

She died in March 1917 after a long illness:

OBITUARY. The many friends of Mrs Mary Hayes, of the Black Hill Hotel, BoPeep, will regret to hear of her death, which took place at her late residence on Thursday morning last, after a somewhat lengthy illness. The deceased lady was a very old resident of the district, having resided in the place where she died for the period of 51 years. The deceased's husband, the late Mr John Hayes, predeceased her some thirty odd years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss a family of sons and daughters, and a number of grandchildren. On Saturday morning, at 10.30. the remains, which were encased in a massive casket of oak with silver mounts, were were removed from the residence to the Roman Catholic Church, Haddon, where, at 11-30, mass was offered up for the repose of her soul, the Rev. Father McBride, of Smythesdale, being the celebrant, the church being well filled by a sympathetic congregation. The funeral, which left the church at one o'clock, was one of the largest that has left the Haddon district for a considerable time. The hearse, which was drawn by four horses, was followed by three mourning carriages, and over 60 vehicles. The remains of the deceased were buried in the grave with her late husband in the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The coffin bearers were Messrs Jas. T. Feery, B. Carland, and J. and M. Kelly. and the pall-bearers were Crs G. C. Stewart and W. Nunn (Grenville Shire), M. O'Keefe, C. Chisholm, K. Chisholm, Messrs J. Bourk and T. Grogan (representing Ballarat Brewing Co.), Wal. Bailey (representing Rowlands and Lewis Co.), F. T. Kierce (representing R. M. Goodfellow and Co.), A. Bell (representing A. Bell and Co., grocers and wine and spirit merchants), John McCrae (late manager, Carngham Estate), V. Donovan, Wm. White (Lyons and White). J. and T. Lynch, J. Willis (Victoria Hotel), Alf. and Wm. Kopke, T. O'Callaghan, B. Orr, J. Morton, J. Madden. T. J. Hogan, Jas. Carland, N. Flynn, H. Bowles, N. Schow, W. Court, John Feery, S. Alexander, W. Rodger, H. Rodger, P. Bourke, C. Blair. D. Draffin, Geo. Allen, and F. and T. O'Beirne (Linton). The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Father Reidy, and the funeral arrangements were in charge of Messrs Steve Wellington and Son.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1872 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 December, p. 4. , viewed 12 Apr 2021,
  2. 1884 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 July, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2020,
  3. 1884 'SMYTHESDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 27 Jul 2019,
  4. 1902 'ACCIDENTS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 May, p. 1. , viewed 12 Jan 2020,
  5. 1904 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 2. , viewed 12 Jan 2020,
  6. 1909 Victorian Electoral Roll, Grampians, Wendouree.
  7. 1917 'OBITUARY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 March, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jan 2020,

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