Patrick Bourke

#320, (circa 1845-16 June 1897)
FatherPatrick Bourke (1800-2 Aug 1863)
MotherMary Ann Cannon (1821-6 Sep 1885)
ChartsBourke family - descendants
Descendents of Patrick Bourke
Headstone for Mary Anne Bourke (nee Cannon), Mary Fitzgerald (nee Bourke) and Patrick Bourke
     (For a brief history and context on the Bourke family see this page)

NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Patrick was born circa 1845.1,2 He was the son of Patrick Bourke and Mary Ann Cannon. He presumably lived with his parents at Jeffcott House in Jeffcott Street, Melbourne, in August 1863. This was a wooden house, "with double verandah, and contains seven good rooms and kitchen". It was probably used as a boarding house.3,4,5,6

His father died 3 August 1863 at the approximate age of 63 years. Patrick was aged about 18 when this happened.

In 1879 Patrick obtained a billiards licence for the Cricketers' Arms Hotel.7

Patrick was charged with a range of offences in May 1879:
"Bourke (Cricketer's Arms). Breach of Publicans Act by permitting dice to be used in his hotel. Defendant pleaded guilty, and after contributing £2, with costs of court, 6s. 6d., towards the general revenue, the police again got at him for "selling liquors after hours." The defendant got off this charge by paying 15s. 6d., costs included. The police further prosecuted this unfortunate Boniface by prosecuting him for not having "a lamp alight all night." He had only to pay 6s. 6d. for not "letting his light shine before men."— Cor."8,9



Patrick gave evidence in a minor trial in August 1880 involving fraud.1011
(Source: National Library of Australia) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217832445


Patrick lived in December 1883 at Vegetable Creek, in Emmaville, New South Wales.12 He was a publican in 1885 at The Cricketer's Arms Hotel, in Emmaville, New South Wales.13 On 4 June 1885 Mary Bourke and Thomas Fitzgerald donated monies to the Dr. Torreggiani Memorial Fund.14

His mother died 6 September 1885. Patrick provided information on the death of his mother Mary Ann Cannon, on 6 September 1885, at Emmaville, New South Wales. This hotel was owned by her son, and other members of her family lived in neighbouring towns.15,13

On 18 May 1897 was going to have the Royal Hotel transferred to him from Mr. Foster. The newspaper article describes Patrick as "the onetime proprieter and owner of the Cricketers' Arms here."16

Patrick died on 16 June 1897 at Emmaville Hospital, in Emmaville, New South Wales, 'paralysis of the brain'.13,17,18,19,20 He was buried on 18 June 1897 at Emmaville cemetery, in Emmaville, New South Wales.2,21,22

Patrick was remembered in s short obituary: on 22 June 1897:
"EMMAVILLE (from our correspondent). Death of Mr. P. Bourke. — Mr. P. Bourke, who but recently took over the Royal Hotel, died in the Hospital on Wednesday last, after but a short illness, from paralysis of the brain. Mr. Bourke who was widely known and universally respected by one and all, bad been ailing for some little time, but nothing was anticipated. Owing to repairs going on at the Royal it was deemed advisable by the Dr. to have him removed to the Hospital from the noise, and thirty-four hours he succumbed without pain. Poor old Pat ! he was a good sort, charitably disposed to a fault, without ostentation ; his genial laugh and "here we are again, you see," will long be remembered and missed. We could well have spared a better. The funeral which was not so largely attended as if his death had been known of, took place on Thursday, all the towns-people being present as a last respect and his last resting place is alongside his mother and sister (Mrs. Fitzgerald) away from all mundane troubles, and let us trust other.22



His will was probated on 16 August 1897. He also apparently owned the Deepwater Hotel in Deepwater and two parcels of land in Glen Innes totalling a little over half an acre. His entire estate was left to his sister Mary's husband, Tom Fitzgerald.23,24,25 His estate was probated on 5 December 1900.18

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No. 474.
  2. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8040290
  3. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1863 No.7020.
  4. [S336] The Argus, 1856 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 2. , viewed 12 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7139772 (for description of Jeffcott House).
  5. [S1031] The Herald, 1863 'Family Notices', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 3 August, p. 1. , viewed 12 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244294972 (lmentioned Jeffcott House).
  6. [S336] The Argus, 1859 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 26 August, p. 1. , viewed 13 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686938 (Jeffcott House used as a boarding house).
  7. [S918] E-mails from Lynn Francis to Tim Hill, 2016- 'More info on Patrick Bourke/3 pge attachment.' - 30 September 2016 at 22:09.
  8. [S916] The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1879 'GLEN INNES.', The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 - 1954), 9 May, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article187715054
  9. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1879 'District Intelligence.', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 6 May, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217826785
  10. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1880 'GLEN INNES GENERAL SESSIONS.', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 31 August, p. 2. , viewed 14 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217783811
  11. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1881 'Advertising', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 3 May, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217832445
    Wikipedia citation.
  12. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), 1883 'Family Notices.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 15 December, p. 40, viewed 26 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71006516
  13. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1885 No. 09904.
  14. [S674] Freeman's Journal, 1885 'Advertising.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 20 June, p. 19, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115467118
  15. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, 11th Sep 1885 p.1.
  16. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'EMMAVILLE.', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 18 May, p. 2. , viewed 14 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217918076
  17. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'EMMAVILLE', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 22 June, p. 2. , viewed 15 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217917178 (for exact place).
  18. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, 1900 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 6 December, p. 1, viewed 2 February, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14339248
  19. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1897 No.4590 (index only).
  20. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112339 (for date).
  21. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112339.
  22. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'EMMAVILLE', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 22 June, p. 2. , viewed 15 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217917178
  23. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'Advertising', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 8 October, p. 3. , viewed 15 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217918810
  24. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'Advertising', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 22 October, p. 3. , viewed 15 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217916918
  25. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), 1897 'Advertising', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 29 October, p. 3. , viewed 15 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217919326