Patrick Bourke

#320, (circa 1845-16 June 1897)
FatherPatrick Bourke (c 1811-2 Aug 1863)
MotherMary Ann Cannon (1821-6 Sep 1885)
ChartsBourke family - descendants
Descendents of Patrick Bourke
Last Edited12 Apr 2022
WikiTree ID:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bourke-700.
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)

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Patrick was born circa 1845 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.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.

He may have attended the wedding of his brother in the marriage of Michael Bourke and Susannah Alletta Nicholson in a Wesleyan Methodist ceremony at her father's house on Saturday, 26 December 1874 at Parkes, New South Wales. Michael and Susannah went on to have five children over the next 10 years.7

Patrick and Maurice Reidy seemed to be in partnership as blacksmiths in Glenn Innes, New South Wales, however, they disolved their partnership on Monday, 14 May 1877.8

In 1879 Patrick obtained a billiards licence for the Cricketers' Arms Hotel.9

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."10,11



He sought a publican's licence for the Cricketer's Arms at Vegetable Creek, in Emmaville, New South Wales, on Friday, 12 September 1879.12

Patrick and Isabella Withers became the parents of Mary Ellen Bourke on Tuesday, 10 February 1880 at Emmaville, New South Wales. Although Patrick wasn't game to have himself named on the birth certificate, he is indentified on the baptism record..13

Patrick gave evidence in a minor trial in August 1880 involving fraud.14

Isabella was fined £30 and 5s. 10d. costs for selling spirits without a licence. Given Patrick's publicans licence it seem slike there is some connection with him but it is impossible to tell at this distance. Surely, if they were together, she would have traded through his establishment? Perhaps this was her going it alone - and getting caught.1315
(Source: National Library of Australia) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217832445
He apparently sought a publican's licence at Glenn Innes, New South Wales, on 13 September 1881.12

Patrick lived in December 1883 at Emmaville, New South Wales.16 He was a publican in 1885 at The Cricketer's Arms Hotel, in Emmaville, New South Wales.17 On 4 June 1885 Mary Bourke and Thomas Fitzgerald donated monies to the Dr. Torreggiani Memorial Fund.18

In September 1885, Thomas Fitzgerald had his hotel (and one of his guests) robbed of some 'prints, sugar, boots &c.' by a William and Isabella Hawkins and Peter Smith. Hawkins and Smith were arrested near the Queensland border. Isabella was, of course, the mother of his child that died young five years previously.19,20,13 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.21,17

His mother died 6 September 1885.

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."22

Patrick died on 16 June 1897 at Emmaville Hospital, in Emmaville, New South Wales, of 'paralysis of the brain'.17,23,24,25,26 He was buried on 18 June 1897 at Emmaville cemetery, in Emmaville, New South Wales.2,27,28

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.28



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.29,30,31 His estate was probated on 5 December 1900.24

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1845Birththe Melbourne suburb of Collingwood1,2
1877Note memo only CR CRGlenn Innes, New South Wales8
1879Note memo only CR CR9
1879Quotation type 110,11
1879Note memo only CR CRVegetable Creek, in Emmaville, New South Wales12
1880Note memo only CR CR14
1881Note memo only CR CR13
1881Note memo onlyGlenn Innes, New South Wales12
1883ResidenceEmmaville, New South Wales16
1885OccupationThe Cricketer's Arms Hotel, in Emmaville, New South Wales17
1897Note memo only CR CREmmaville, New South Wales22
1897DeathEmmaville Hospital, in Emmaville, New South Wales17,23,24,25,26
1897BurialEmmaville cemetery, in Emmaville, New South Wales2,27,28
1897Quotation type 128
1897Probate-new29,30,31
1900Probate24

Family

Isabella Withers (1859-)
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No. 1074 (Index only).
  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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 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. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1874 No. 2353.
  8. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, New South Wales, 16 May 1877.
  9. [S918] E-mails from Lynn Francis to Tim Hill, 2016- 'More info on Patrick Bourke/3 pge attachment.' - 30 September 2016 at 22:09.
  10. [S916] The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (new South Wales), Armidale, 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
  11. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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
  12. [S911] WikiTree (http://www.wikitree.com/) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bourke-700
  13. [S1331] E-mails from Zoe Cochrane to Tim Hill, 2022- 'Re: Private Message on WikiTree' - 12 Apr 2022, 17:19.
  14. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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
  15. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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.
  16. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 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
  17. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1885 No. 09904.
  18. [S674] The Freeman's Journal, Sydney New South Wales, Australia, 1885 'Advertising.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 20 June, p. 19, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115467118
  19. [S683] The Clarence River Examiner and New England Advertiser, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, 1885 'GENERAL NEWS.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 26 September, p. 8, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62149581
  20. [S617] State Records Authority of NSW, New South Wales Government Gazette, 1901-2001, Sydney 7 Oct 1885 p.800 (for items).
  21. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 11th Sep 1885 p.1.
  22. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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
  23. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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).
  24. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1900 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 6 December, p. 1, viewed 2 February, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14339248
  25. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1897 No.4590 (index only).
  26. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112339 (for date).
  27. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112339.
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  29. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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
  30. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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
  31. [S917] The Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (new South Wales), Glen Innes, 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