|Coach & Horses Inn Rivulet|
In 1839 an Inn was advertised for sale at the Township of Hartley.
The Courthouse had only just been finished. Thomas Rawsthorne had
married Sophie Collits and with his untimely death in
15 Jun 1837
at the age of
42, the Inn that he was running was put up for sale in 1839.
Generally the inns were referred to by the publicans name.
the legal owner of the property and the licensee was Thomas Rawsthorne
and the Inn was widely known as Rawsthorne's Inn . The inn was licensed as the
The Kings Arms. When Thomas died, Sophie married
Thomas Morris 19th March 1838 and she acquired the Inn in her own name in
September 1838. She put the property up for sale on 17th May
The drought was impacting on all investments, and many wealthy capitalists were being forced to the wall of insolvency. The Mt Victoria Inn was being built completed and she would have found that the trade was going to be siphoned off to the first Inn on the Western Road in the Hartley region.
It does not appear to have been called the Coach and Horses under the Rawsthorne/Morris ownership.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
BY JAMES BYRNES,
On FRIDAY, the 17th May, at the Royal Hotel, George-street, Sydney, A First.rate Inn and Premises on the Bathurst, Road, at the "Rivulet," within a short distance of the new Court House, in the Village of Hartley. It is built of cut stone, and contains on the ground floor one Dining Room 20 x 14, two Parlours, three Bed-rooms, with two underground Cellars. On the second floor are four Bedrooms. There are also detached, a Kitchen, built of wood, with Larder, and two Bedrooms for servants; a Six-stall Stable, and Sheds for gigs and carriages; also, Huts for men travelling with teams, four superior Stockyards, and a Garden of 1 1/2 acres. The whole comprises about Three Acres. Title-a grant from the Crown. Terms.-Twenty per cent cash deposit, on the fall of the hammer; the residue, by approved en dorsed Bills at 3, fi, 9, and 12 months, without interest; security on the property, if required. Friday 3 May 1839
Sophia Morris was granted the block in 17th September 1838. It stated that Sir R. Bourke promised the land to Pierce in March 1831. but he has requested that they be re-assigned to Mrs. Morris.
But when the property was sold, it then changed its name to the Coach and Horses under the ownership of John Tindale.