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Looking for information on William Robertson early 1850's

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Looking for any information regarding William Robertson claimed to be the first publican of (Hotham) North Melbourne with the opening of the North Star Hotel - first reference found 1 January 1853 in The Argus.
Trying to find any information regarding William Roberston or on his North Star Hotel in Hotham. The hotel is mentioned as being on Flemington Road, in 1853 as well as being at the corner of Howard and Little Horward Street, North Melbourne and then the hotel name appears on the corner of Abbotsford and Provost Street in 1857. It appears the publicans license was transferred from William Robinson (sic) to Henry G. Carpenter 6/9/1853.

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on 2015-11-20 22:50:11

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by bindiandbonny on 2015-11-24 03:50:47

HI I HAVE A WILLIAM THOMAS ROBERTSON IN MY FAMILY TREE HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET NUGENT SHE WAS BORN ABOUT 1856 I BELIEVE THEY MARRIED C 1890 THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN
WOULD THIS BE YOUR WILLIAM ROBERTSON I BELIEVE HE MOVED TO MELBOURNE FROM BALCARDINE

by familydetective on 2015-11-24 07:49:46

Have you tried looking at this report. I have not read it its a bit long.

http://vuir.vu.edu.au/884/1/CTEE.LVA.pdf

by familydetective on 2015-11-24 07:54:14

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pobjoyoneill/publicans/PUBR.htm

by Hotham_Hotels on 2015-11-30 04:26:53

Hi 'bindiandbonny'
Thanks for the suggestion - but the publican William Robertson opened the North Star Hotel in 1853. If Margaret was born in 1856, then this is three years beyond William being at the North Star. I don't know when publican Will was born but assuming that he was in his mid-twenties, more likely mid-thirties he would be in his very late 50's or early 60's when he married young Margaret. Not out of the question but ....will look out for young Margaret and for Balcardine. Thanks for the tip.

by Hotham_Hotels on 2015-11-30 04:31:47

Hi 'familydetective'
Thanks for the link - I have that report and have used the rootsweb link. They have been useful in trying to track back to the primary source. I have been trying to place a primary source to everything, so these types of things help to try to find the original place where the information came from.
Hope all goes well in the detective business....where does your interest lie? Happy to share information I have if it happens to cross over people associated with pubs in North and West Melbourne. Thanks again.

by janilye on 2017-12-10 17:08:46

In the 1890's The North Star Hotel in Carlton was owned by Thomas Fowell BUXTON 1847-1918, and his wife Mary, nee BOYER. T. F BUXTON's father was Richard BUXTON and his mother was named Silvestra Olivia ? She died in Rome, Italy on 13 April 1894, age 71. This was a very prominent family, he was descended from Thomas Fowell Buxton

by Hotham_Hotels on 2017-12-19 06:30:12

Janilye,

Thanks for the tip - the Carlton North Star Hotel was in Nicholson Street on the corner of Macpherson Streets in Carlton and it dates from the early 1870's. Buxton is occassionaly identifed as Boxton on the hotel records. Unfortunately quite a distance from Howard Street North Melbourne and from the North Melbourne Hotel of 1853. I wonder if they are related to the current Buxton property family.

I was trying to find information related to the orginal publican William Robertson. If you have anything that may be related to North Melbourne and West Melbourne Hotels let me know.

by Hotham_Hotels on 2017-12-19 06:44:02

Janilye,

Equally if you feel that anything you are interested in may have some connection to the pubs of Hotahm - let me know and I can see if I have anything.

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