Liquor licences provide valuable genealogical data

Wine barrels (Wikimedia Commons)

Wine barrels (Wikimedia Commons)

Notice is hereby given that in terms of the provisions of Act No 28 of 1883, and 25 of 1891, a meeting of the Licensing Court for the division of Paarl, will be held in the Court Room at the Paarl, on Wednesday the 4th day of March 1896, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of considering the undermentioned applications for wine and spirit Licences.

The lists printed in the De Paarl and the Paarl District Advertiser are interesting in that they provide the names of hotels and their proprietors, and also show that some residents also sold wine from the homes, as did some of the wine farmers close to town.

The list of applicants in De Paarl newspaper of 6 February 1896 included:

Bottle Store Licences, Renewals

  • Abraham Johannes de Villiers (JJ zn) at the premises of Mr J Francke (Ward No 3 Paarl)
  • G A Decker, at his premises, Market Square, Paarl
  • Isaac J Bosman, at the premises of Mrs J D Bosman (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • John Charles Graham Mackintosh, East Street, Wellington
  • Jan de Ville Minnaar, at the premises of Mr J H L Minnaar (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • Blignaut & Company, at their premises (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • Frans P Hoffman, at the premises of the Paarl Berg Wijn Brandewijn en Spiritus Maatschappij, Lady Grey Bridge Station, Paarl

Retail Licences, Renewals

  • Joseph Solomon, Hotel and Tap, with full privileges, Royal Hotel, Paarl
  • Mrs the widow John Ward, Hotel and Tap, with full privileges, at her premises, Klapmuts
  • Wolf Lewis, Hotel and Tap, with full privileges, Universal Hotel, Paarl
  • Johan A F Dornbrack, Hotel and Tap, with full privileges, at his premises, Lady Grey Street, Paarl
  • F and P Hoffman, Refreshment Bar, with full privileges, a the premises of Mr M J Tomkin (Ward 2 Paarl)
  • George Decker, with full privileges, Mutual Hall Paarl
  • Francois Jacobus Marais, Hotel and Tap, with full privileges, Commercial Hotel, Wellington
  • W G Brooker, with full privileges, at the premises of C A Coaton, near Wellington Station (Lots 18 and 10, Block K)
  • Herman H T Lotze, with full privileges, at his premises (Ward No 2 Paarl)
  • Mrs the widow of Frederick Oberlander at her premises (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • Christian Bopp, at his premises (Ward No 3 Paarl)
  • Johannes M Arndt, at his premises (Ward No 3 Paarl)
  • Frans P Hoffman, with full privileges, at the premises of L Fechter (Ward No 3 Paarl)
  • August F Zimmerman, at his premises (Ward No 3 Paarl)
  • David R Ward at his premises (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • Carsten H Wolhuter, at his premises, French Hoek
  • Andries J J Doman, at his premises (Ward No 1 Paarl)
  • Dirk A Bonzet, at his premises, corner of Market Street, Wellington
  • John C Hess at his premises, “Peace & Rest” (Ward No 4 Paarl)
  • John H V Buxman, at his premises, East Street, Wellington
  • John Dalton Atherton, Hotel and Retail with Midnight privileges, Masonic Hotel, Wellington
  • Herman Silbert at his premises, trading as Silbert & Co (Ward No 4 Paarl)
  • Ernest Oberlander, at his premises (Ward No 4 Paarl)

Wholesale Licences, Renewals

  • Frans P Hoffman, at the premises of the Paarl Berg Wijn, Brandewijn en Spiritus Maatschappij, Lady Grey Bridge Station, Paarl, being beyond the limits of the Municipality
  • Kuffer & Malzer, at their farm “Delta” in the Field Cornetcy of Groot Drakenstein, being beyond the limits of the Municipality

Signed, S V Cloete, Resident Magistrate, Paarl, 4 February 1896

Source:
De Paarl (newspaper), 6 February 1896

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