Thomas Davey

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Thomas Davey
Thomas Davey
Born 1871
Died 10 December 1912
Occupation Publican
Years active 1899-1912
Known for Commercial Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Ellen Looney
Children Patrick Thomas
William Francis

Thomas Davey was a publican in Ballarat, <1909>.

History[edit | edit source]

Davey married Ellen Looney, the daughter of Patrick Looney, a farmer from Elaine.[1]. They had two children, Patrick Thomas and William Francis.[1]

In March 1899, Thomas Davey took over the license of the Commercial Hotel after the death of the previous publican, Bridget Bone.[2]

In April 1906 the license was transferred to John Davey.[3]

In 1909 Davey is living the Victoria Hotel at 21 Armstrong Street North, with occupation listed as publican.[4] This was opposite the Commercial Hotel.

Davey died in Ballarat on 10 December 1912.[1] His estate was valued at over two thousand pounds.

The death occurred from pneumonia on Tuesday night of Mr. Thomas Davey, licensee of the Victoria Hotel, Armstrong-street, Ballarat West. Deceased, who was 41 years of age, was well known in mining and sporting circles. He was a native of Miners' Rest, where he carried on farming operations for a number of years. Mr. Davey was a widower, and leaves two in family.[5]

After his death Frederick Royds Ratcliffe took over the hotel and renamed it as the Commercial Hotel.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591, File No. 128/153
  2. 1899 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 March, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016,
  3. 1906 'POLICE COURTS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 April, p. 5. , viewed 03 Jan 2020,
  4. 1909 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballarat, Ballaarat
  5. 1912 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 12 December, p. 10. , viewed 04 Dec 2017,

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