Samuel Dean

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Samuel Dean
Born Manchester, England
Died 24 January 1906
Occupation Publican
Years active 1854>
Known for Adelphi Hotel
Great Britain Hotel
Bush Inn
Home town Ballarat

Samuel Dean was a publican in Ballarat, 1854-1870>

History[edit | edit source]

Samuel Dean was born in Manchester, England, the son of John Dean.[1]

He had several children including[2]:

  • James
  • Robert
  • Samuel
  • Martha

From the newspaper obituary:

Mr Samuel Dean, an old identity, formerly of the Bush Inn hotel, on the Buninyong road, died yesterday. The deceased, who was a native of Manchester, England, was a colonist of 51 years. He was present at the Eureka riots, took the Adelphi hotel in 1854, and 10 years later he became licensee of the Great Britain hotel and subsequently went to the Bush Inn. The deceased leaves three sons and one daughter.[3]

In June 1858 the Licensing Court granted Dean a license for a Halfway House Hotel on the Buninyong Road.[4] There was a later Halfway House in Mount Clear (c.1864) which exists at the same time as the Bush Inn.

In his will dated 1901, Dean was unable to sign the document because of blindness, and simply made his mark on the document. He was then a farmer at Windermere.[2]

In 1935 his son recalled his father's early days in Ballarat:

Many entries were made in the visitors' book of the Ballarat Centenary and home coming committee at the City Hall to-day Included was the name of Mr Robert Dean now of Sunshine whose father conducted the old Adelphi Hotel in 1854. This stood at the foot of the hill where the Eureka monument now stands The late Mr Dean with Mrs Dean arrived in Ballarat in 1852 and commenced business. In 1853 they were witnesses of the burning of Bentley's Hotel and the colourful incidents which led up to events at Eureka.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1906, Ref. No. 150
  2. 2.0 2.1 Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591
  3. 1906 'PERSONAL ITEMS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 January, p. 2. , viewed 06 Mar 2017,
  4. 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Aug 2019,
  5. 1935 'BALLARAT CENTENARY', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 5 March, p. 11. , viewed 25 Jan 2019,

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