Solomon Shappere

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Solomon Shappere
Born c.1824
England
Died 24 November 1907
Occupation Publican
Years active 1856-1862
Known for Golden Age Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Children Seraphina (1856)
Rose Anna (1859)
Asher Joseph (1862)
Ada Elvina (1869)
Parent(s)
  • Catherine Asher (mother)

Solomon Shappere was a publican in Ballarat, <1856-1862>

History[edit | edit source]

Shappere was born c. 1824. He married Catherine Asher in Birmingham in 1850.[1]

A daughter, Seraphina was born in Ballarat in 1856[2]

Shappere was the publican of the Golden Age Hotel in Main Road, Ballarat. The earliest mention of him to date, is in July 1856 when he was granted a night license for the hotel.[3] He regularly had his license renewed through to 1862[4][5][6], except for a brief period in 1860 when the license was held by Ann Adams.[7]

In August 1856, Shappere was called as a witness in the trial of Thomas Lett, charged with horse theft:

Solomon Shappere examined by Mr Dunne—Witness was the landlord of the Golden Age Hotel, Main-road, Ballarat. He knew the prisoner. He lived in the house of witness. He remembered last Monday week seeing the prisoner. He might know Jones and Williams without knowing their names. He knew Mr Wheatley. He saw him last Monday week. The document now produced was witnessed by witness. He saw money pass between the prisoner and the party from whom he bought the horse. The document produced was a receipt. The prisoner had lived in his house for two months. He always considered him highly respectable.[8]

In September 1859, Shappere was the victim of an attempted fraud:

UTTERING FORGED BANK NOTES.—Wm. Johnston alias Joseph Thomas was charged by Detective Officer Bailey with uttering a forged £5 note of the Union Bank of Australia, with intent to defraud Solomon Shappere. The officer said that he arrested the prisoner about eight o'clock that morning ; he therefore prayed the Bench to remand the prisoner for eight days. The prisoner was then remanded.[9]

A daughter, Rose Anna, was born in Ballarat in 1859.[10]

In February 1862 he was fined for not having his hotel lamp lit:

Police v Solomon Shappere, for not having his lamp lighted. The defendant did not appear, but a friend put in an appearance for him. Mr Cuthbert objected to the appearance of any one but a solicitor for the defendant; fined ls and costs.[11]

A son was born on 28 April 1862, Joseph Asher Shappere, in Ballarat.[12]

On the 28th April, at her residence, Melbourne road, the wife of Mr S. Shappere, of son.[13]

The Golden Age Hotel was destroyed by a large fire on 26 November 1862, that also destroyed 30 other buildings.[14] Shappere was not insured.[15]

Shappere moved to Melbourne. A daughter, Ada Elvina, was born in Collingwood in 1869.[16]

Shappere died in Melbourne on 24 November 1907.[17] His wife, Catherine, died 1 January 1917.


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Inferred County:Warwickshire, Volume: 16, Page: 463
  2. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1856, Ref. No. 8281
  3. 1856 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 July, p. 2. , viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66039098
  4. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 3. , viewed 10 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  5. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  6. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 January, p. 2. , viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66336968
  7. 1860 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 6 June, p. 4, viewed 2 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056272
  8. 1856 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 August, p. 2. , viewed 28 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250438759
  9. 1859 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 8 September, p. 4. , viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66055164
  10. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1859, Ref No. 7181
  11. 1862 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 1 February, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR), viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66331118
  12. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1862, Ref. No. 12232
  13. 1862 'Family Notices', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 01 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324271
  14. 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109906184
  15. 1862 'THE LATE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 29 November, p. 3. , viewed 31 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148904339
  16. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1869, Ref. No. 1566
  17. Victorian cemetery records and headstone transcriptions. Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Names were indexed by volunteers of the Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc.

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