George Hoddle at the Red Cow Inn
advertised that bullock drivers coming down the country would
find good accommodation for their cattle in a paddock attached
to the dwelling. He intended to continue his business as a
tailor while running the Inn. George Hoddle remained publican in
1844, 1845 and 1846. In November 1845 his twenty nine year old
wife Louisa died in childbirth. Two months later on Christmas
Day 1845, their 2 months old infant Louisa Sarah also died.
Despite these tragedies, George remained publican at the Red
Cow. However in August 1847 less than two years after his
wife, he too passed away after a long and painful illness. He
was 42 years old and was buried in the Glebe cemetery as were
his wife and daughter.
After George Hoddle's death,
The Red Cow - an old established Inn was advertised to be
let, with applications to go to Mr. Weller.
William Lowance at the Red Cow was advertising to
employ a housekeeper, preferably middle aged and accustomed to
children. In May 1848 Lowance applied for a license for the
Red Cow Inn however this was refused by the Bench and
James Wolfe was granted a license instead. A month later Mr.
Lowance at the sign of the Red Cow Inn was advertising his
household furniture and livestock for sale. Included as well as
various pieces of furniture was a brace of brass barrel pocket
pistols and the works of Byron.
In October 1848 an
inquest was held at the Red Cow Inn on the body of Mary
Wolfe wife of the publican James Wolfe. She had died after an
altercation with her husband, however the inquest found she died
from apoplexy due to the effects of alcohol and frequent use of
opium. In June 1849 James Wolfe held an auction at the Inn. He
was selling his belongings prior to retiring from the business.
Goods on offer included Household furniture of the
establishment, kitchen utensils, bar fixtures, and bar
furniture, kegs, taps and stock.
William Winter was
granted a publican's license for the Red Cow Inn in
October 1849. In December of that year he was granted a license
on condition that he thoroughly repair the house within six
The Red Cow Inn became known as the
White Horse Inn.