William Mallen

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William Mallen
Died 1907
Perth, Western Australia
Occupation Butcher
Publican
Hotel owner
Years active <1884-1891
Known for Allendale Hotel
Tattersall's Hotel
National Hotel
Grand National Hotel
Home town Allendale
Ballarat
Spouse(s) Agnes Elliot Henderson
Children James (1868)
Mary Isabella (1870)
William (1875)
James Mortimer (1877)
Sarah (1879)
John Mortimer (1881)
George Sydenham (1882)
Henry Sydenham (1884)

William Mallen was a publican and hotel owner in the Ballarat district, <1884-1892>

History[edit | edit source]

Mallen married Agnes Elliot Henderson in Sebastopol in September 1866:

On 20th September, at the Dutch Harry Hotel, Sebastopol, by the Rev. E. J. Griffiths, Mr William Mallen, butcher, to Miss Agnes Elliot Henderson, of Cobblers.[1]

Their daughter, Mary Isabella was born in Ballarat East in 1870.[2] A son, James Mortimer was born in Creswick in 1877[3], as was Sarah in 1879[4], John Mortimer in 1881[5] , and George Sydenham in 1882.[6]

In 1882, William Mallen, butcher, was a member of the jury at the inquest into the Australasian mining disaster at Creswick, which killed 22 miners.[7]

In January 1884 Mallen is mentioned as a publican at Allendale, where he was fined on four charges of selling incorrectly labelled alcohol.[8] The next child, Henry Sydenham was born at Allendale in 1884.[9] Mallen is mentioned as the owner of the Allendale Hotel when it was destroyed by fire in 1886.[10] In July 1885 he advertised he had taken over Tattersall's Hotel in Doveton Street, Ballarat:

WILLIAM MALLEN, (Late of Allendale Hotel) HAS great pleasure in announcing, to his friends and the general public that he has taken those well known and commodious premises known as TATTERSALL'S HOTEL, Doveton street, Midway between Sturt street and the Hay Market.[11][12][13][14]

He was still at Tattersall's in April 1888.[15] In March 1889 Mallen is mentioned as the publican of the National Hotel in Armstrong Street, when his son, William, was killed in a riding accident:

A boy named William Mallen, aged 12 years, son of the proprietor of the National Hotel, Armstrong-st., Ballarat, was killed on Wednesday, through being thrown from a pony which he was riding. The accident occurred at the corner of Skipton and Armstrong streets, and the fall completely smashed in the skull of the unfortunate lad, whose brains were scattered in all directions on the roadway. On Mr. Mallen arriving on the scene he went into a swoon, and a number of firemen who were proceeding to the demonstration conveyed him to a room in an adjacent hotel, where he remained until consciousness was restored. An inquest will be held to-morrow. The deceased was the last of a family of six, the other children having died from prevailing epidemics.[16]

In March 1889 Mallen changed the hotel's name to the Grand National Hotel.[17] In 1891 Mallen had prosecuted a case of embezzlement against a youth, and the judge's comments show that he was not impressed with trivial nature of the complaint:

Augustine Phelan, a lad about 17 years, was charged with embezzling 1s. 6d. belonging to William Mallen, of the Grand National Hotel. Mr. D. S. Wanliss defended the prisoner, who was tried at the previous sittings of the court, when the jury could not agree. In the case of Phelan, the judge, in charging the jury, said the lad had three trials. The case, he further remarked, was the most trumpery that had ever come under his (the judge's) notice. The time of three judges, 36 jurymen, and a number of barristers, attorneys, and witnesses had been occupied in hearing an issue which was of a paltry nature. If the jury found Phelan had embezzled the 1s. 6d., of course he would be punished. The jury acquitted the lad. The three trials have cost about £1100.[18]

In October 1891 the license for the hotel was transferred from William Mallen to Mary J. Mallen.[19]

In March 1892 his daughter's wedding notice gave her address as the Grand National Hotel in Armstrong Street, Ballarat:

Bowes—Mallen—On the 1st March, at the bride’s residence, Grand National hotel, Armstrong street, by the Rev. Scott-Millar, Alfred Bowes to Mary Isabella, second daughter of William Mallen, both of Ballarat.[20]

In September 1892 she transferred the license to Ellen Ingram.[21]

It appears the Mallens moved to Western Australia, where William died in Perth in 1907[22] and Agnes in 1918.[23]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1866 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 September, p. 2. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112865237
  2. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1870 Births, Ref. No. 21087, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  3. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1877 Births, Ref. No. 21600r, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  4. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1879 Births, Ref. No. 22329, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  5. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1881 Births, Ref. No. 15607, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  6. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1882 Births, Ref. No. 15290, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  7. 1882 'The Creswick Mining Fund.', Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), 30 December, p. 7. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221748091
  8. 1884 'ALLANDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 January, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201621175
  9. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1884 Births, Ref. No. 21837, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  10. 1886 'ALLENDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 July, p. 4, viewed 13 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204434462
  11. 1885 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 July, p. 1. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203309985
  12. 1886 'Advertising', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 28 May, p. 1. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202502628
  13. 1886 'Advertising', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 24 September, p. 1. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202499010
  14. 1887 'Advertising', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 4 January, p. 1. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202497946
  15. 1888 'Advertising', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 24 April, p. 1. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201524613
  16. 1889 'NEWS FROM CHINA AND THE EAST.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), 16 March, p. 23. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198067369
  17. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 March, p. 2. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204041448
  18. 1891 'BALLARAT ASSIZES.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 10 October, p. 9. , viewed 16 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article193414121
  19. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 October, p. 2. , viewed 13 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204316679
  20. 1892 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 March, p. 2. , viewed 15 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204323132
  21. 1892 'No title.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 September, p. 2, viewed 20 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204987094
  22. Australian Death Index, William Mallen, Western Australia, 1907, Perth, Western Australia, Reg. No.478
  23. Australian Death Index, Agnes E. Mallen, Western Australia, 1918, Perth, Western Australia

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