Robert Burrell Dent

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Robert Burrell Dent was a publican in the Ballarat area, Victoria, <1857-1864>

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Dent was born about 1823, the son of Robert and Susannah Dent.[1]

In April 1857, Dent is described in the Ballarat Star as a publican.[2]

In 1858-1859 Dent was the publican of the Golden Fleece Hotel in patrnership with Joseph Southward. The partnership ended and Dent carried on the hotel business:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN-that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, carrying on business as hotelkeepers, at Ballarat, under the firm of Dent and Southward, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due by or to the said firm will be respectively paid or received by the undersigned, Robert Burrell Dent, who will continue to carry on the business at the Golden Fleece Hotel, as heretofore. Dated at Ballarat this 14th day of September, 1858. ROBERT BURRELL DENT. JOSEPH SOUTHWARD[3]

His application for the license was postponed for 14 days in May 1859.[4]

In April 1861 Dent was declared insolvent:

Robert Burrell Dent, of Smythesdale, licensed victualler. Causes of insolvency : Losses for two years past by bad debts, depression in value of property and in trade as licensed victualler on the gold-fields. Debts, L654 7s ; assets, L22 14s ; deficiency, L631 7s. Official assignee, Mr Jacomb.[5]

From at least June 1861 to July 1863 Dent was publican of the Royal Hotel at Smythesdale.[6][7] He was granted a license for a billiard table in July 1863.[8]

In July 1864 Dent was the publican at the Royal George Hotel.[9]

Dent was married to Mary Anne Waite.

They had several children:

  • a daughter Emma Louise Dent born 1855 in Ballarat East[10], died 1941 in Kew.[11]
  • a son Geoffrey Herbert Dent, born Ballarat West in 1859[12] and died in Kew in 1924.[13]
  • a son, also named Robert Burrell Dent, born at Smythesdale in 1864[14], and died at Sandhurst in 1883.[15]

Dent died in Ballarat Victoria on 31 October 1864.[1]

DEATH. On the 31st October, Mr Robert Burrell Dent, at his residence, Royal George Hotel, Lydiard street, aged 41 years.[16]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1864 Deaths, Ref. No. 7121, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. 1857 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 9 April, p. 3, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66041677
  3. 1858 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 September, p. 3, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050186
  4. 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053306
  5. 1860 'NEW INSOLVENTS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 4 April, p. 6, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154844360
  6. 1861 'ANNUAL PUBLICANS' LICENSE MEETING, SMYTHESDALE.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 24 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340118
  7. 1862 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 18 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324971
  8. 1863 'SMYTHESDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 July, p. 4, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72516033
  9. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 19 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
  10. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1855 Births, Ref. No. 4237, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  11. Death Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Deaths in Victoria, 1941 Deaths, Ref. No. 2820, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  12. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1859 Births, Ref. No. 7513, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  13. Death Index Victoria 1888-1901, Index to Deaths in Victoria, 1924 Deaths, Ref. No. 5940, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  14. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1864 Births, Ref. No. 5320, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  15. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1883 Deaths, Ref. No. 12577, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  16. 1864 'Family Notices.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 November, p. 2, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66349396


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