John James was granted a license for the Victoria Hotel at Hinton in 1839 and 1840. (1) John
James later took out the license for the
William Henry Estall was granted the license for the
Victoria Hotel in June 1841 and 1842 (1)
Margaret Cook was granted a publican's license for the
Victoria Hotel in June 1845. In April 1846 Margaret Cook
'of the Victoria Hotel' in Hinton advertised the Hotel for
Seven months later on 30th November, she passed
away after a severe and lingering illness
Her child and
the Hotel were then looked after by William Newman and his wife.
By May 1847 William Newman announced that he and his wife were
taking over the Victoria Hotel on their own
account after having been in charge of the hotel for the benefit
of the late Mrs. Cook's child. They requested that all debts be
settled prior to them commencing their own business at the hotel
on the 1st of July.
Two weeks later Mrs. Newman
organised a ball and supper at the Victoria which was
attended by upwards of 70 people.
The ball room was
tastefully decorated and brilliantly lit up. Dancing commenced
at about nine o'clock to the strains of an excellent band. At
twelve a splendid supper was served up, comprising hams,
tongues, and more solid joints succeeded by a variety of pastry;
to which ample justice was done. Dancing then re-commenced and
was kept up with great glee and conviviality until daylight. The
whole arrangements were admirable and reflected great credit on
In January 1850 auctioneer Jeremiah
Oswald Bloxsome's land at Hinton and Bowthorne for sale. The
Hinton land comprised 14 lots. On lot 9 was situated the
Victoria Hotel. Said to be in full
trade and rented at £104 per annum.
Richard Stafford was
granted a license for the Victoria Inn in April 1854.
(1) Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia,
Certificates for Publicans' Licences, 1830-1849, 1853-1860