Winifred Mary Elligett

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Winifred Mary Elligett
Born 1874
Died 1958
Occupation Publican
Years active 1914
Known for Durham Ox Hotel
Home town Allendale
Spouse(s) Joseph Shepherd

History[edit | edit source]

Winifred Elligett was the daughter of Patrick Elligett and Catherine Boyle who operated the Victoria Hotel at Coomoora. She was born 1874 at Daylesford.[1]

Winifred and a sister (unnamed) operated the Durham Ox Hotel at Allendale until it closed on New Year's Eve, 1914:

SALE OF BUILDING. An old landmark, the Durham Ox hotel, was on Wednesday sold by public auction. The building was put up and realised only £47. The outbuildings brought about £30. Mr Davies, of Ballarat was the purchaser. The block of land realised £12, Mr J. O'Brien being the buyer. The hotel has been surrendered, and the Misses Elligett, who have been conducting the business will terminate their lease on New Year's Eve. During their residence here they have been active workers for the R.C. Church and they will be much missed.[2]

The License Reduction Board gave Richard Mills as owner £290 on closing, and Winifred Elligett as licensee received £60.[3]

She married Joseph Shepherd in Victoria in 1915.[4]

She died in Ballarat in 1958.[5]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1874, Ref. No. 15182
  2. 1914 'ALLENDALE.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 6 Edition: DAILY., viewed 20 February, 2015,
  3. 1914 'Hotels Compensation.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 November, p. 4, viewed 21 February, 2015,
  4. Australian Marriage Index, 1915, Victoria, Ref. No. 788
  5. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1958, Ref. No. 23884

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