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The Globe Inn - Morpeth

Michael and Elizabeth Foard

Michael Foard who was Chief Officer of the Tamar Steamer placed an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette in 1839 requesting the return of mail. It may have been the same Michael Foard who was granted a publican's licence for the Globe Inn in 1841 and 1842.

Michael Foard of the Globe Inn died in November 1842 after a long and painful illness. His widow Elizabeth Foard was granted the publican's licence for the Inn in 1843, 1844 and 1845.

Elizabeth Foard was seriously injured early in 1843 when the gig she was driving was overturned down a hill near Mr. McCurdy's offices. She was thrown from the gig and being unable to walk was carried into on the neighbouring houses. [1]

When she died in 1845 aged 39, the licence for the Globe Inn was taken out by William Thomas Brazil [2]

William Brazill

William Brazill ran the Inn for some time on the agreement to pay Henry Fisher a weekly rent of £2. Fisher was administrator in the estate of Elizabeth Foard and when Brazill failed to pay the rent Fisher took out a warrant to have Brazill evicted from the premises. The warrant was issued in June 1848.

The Globe Inn was advertised for sale in February 1849. It had been recently thoroughly repaired and painted. There was an extensive bar, two parlours, tap room, travellers' room, six bedrooms servants, room 4 stall stable and out houses; there was a good cellar and a large enclosed yard. The property adjoined the Hunter River Steam Navigation Company's wharf and was considered in an excellent position for business commanding a trade that could not help but make a fortune. [3]

Captain Francis Henry Griffin

Captain Francis Henry Griffin was granted a publican's licence for the Globe in 1849.

Joseph Swales was refused a publican's licence for The Steamship Inn formerly the Globe Inn in December 1849.

Robert Canvin

Robert Canvin was granted the licence for the Globe Inn in April 1853 - 1858


[1] Maitland Mercury 30 March1844

[2] Maitland Mercury 19 April 1848

[3] Maitland Mercury 7 February 1849