Patrick Sheeran

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Patrick Sheeran
Born c.1837
Died 13 September 1886
Years active 1866-1886
Known for Rose of Denmark Hotel
Vine Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Ann Ryan
Children Viney (1858)
James Dalton (1860)
Hugh O'Brien (1862)
Josephine Ellen (1864)
Francis Patrick (1866)
Letitia Ann (1868)
Charles Hannibal (1871)
Euphrosyne Marion (1873)
Mildred Thelia (1876-1877)
Hector Deburgh (1878)
Eileen Eletha (1882)
Parents
  • Hugh Sheeran (father)
  • Winnifred Burke (mother)

Patrick Sheeran was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria <1877-1886.

History[edit | edit source]

Patrick Sheeran was born about 1837. He was the son of Hugh Sheeran and Winnifred Burke.[1]

Sheeran was married to Ann Ryan. They had a large family:

  • Viney (1858)
  • James Dalton (1860)
  • Hugh O'Brien (1862)
  • Josephine Ellen (1864)
  • Francis Patrick (1866)
  • Letitia Ann (1868)
  • Charles Hannibal (1871)
  • Euphrosyne Marion (1873)
  • Mildred Thelia (1876-1877)
  • Hector Deburgh (1878)
  • Eileen Eletha (1882)

Sheeran was the publican of the Rose of Denmark Hotel from at least September 1866.[2] (This hotel was later renamed as the Vine Hotel):

Notice of Application for a Publican's License To the Bench of Magistrates at Ballarat. I PATRICK SHEERAN, now residing at Creswick road, in the borough of Ballarat, do hereby give notice, that it is my intention to apply to the Justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions, to be holden at Ballarat on the third day of January, 1867, for a Certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situated at Creswick road, in the borough of Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria. The house is my own property, it is built of wood; it contains a bar, bar-parlor, two sitting, six bed-rooms, kitchen, stables, &c., and known as the Rose of Denmark Hotel. The 20th day of December, A D. 1866 (Signature of applicant) PATRICK SHEERAN. THOMAS JARDINE pro, WILLIAM HOGARTH, Clerk of Petty Sessions. Ballarat, 20th December, 1866.[3]

Sheeran was the publican of the Vine Hotel, on the north east corner of Creswick Road and Macarthur Street, from at least 1877-1884.[4]

On 27 February 1877 his baby daughter was drowned:

Mildred Thalie Sheeran, an infant about 14 months old, was accidentally drowned in a tub of water yesterday. The child's father keeps the Vine Hotel, on the Creswick-road.[5][6]

On the 13 September 1886, Sheeran's body was found in Lake Wendouree:

The body of Mr. Patrick Sheeran, lately owner and licensee of the Vine Hotel, was found in lake Wendouree early this morning. Mr. Sheeran retired in his usual health on Sunday night, but this morning it was found that he had left his bedroom very early. He suffered greatly from rheumatism, and it is believed that through weariness of suffering he drowned himself. The deceased was 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and family of eight, his children being nearly all grown up.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1886 Deaths, Ref. No. 8114, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. 1866 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 September, p. 3. , viewed 06 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112865173
  3. 1866 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112860317
  4. 1884 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 3 January, p. 6, viewed 7 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11840359
  5. 1877 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 28 February, p. 7, viewed 7 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5915124
  6. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1877 Deaths, Ref. No. 272, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  7. 1886 '[From Melbourne Papers.] VICTORIA.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 17 September, p. 3, viewed 7 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9126640


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