William CHARTER c1815-1888 & Elizabeth EKE c1817-1902
Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England; Hotspur, Merino & Portland, S-W Victoria, Australia
William CHARTER, a former policeman in England, who took over the licence of the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur, S-W Victoria was probably b. c 1815 Huntingdonshire, England. He appears to have married Sarah BECKERTON in 1839 and Elizabeth EKE in 1846.
William CHARTER & Sarah BECKERTON had the following known children:
A Polly CHARTER was attending Hotspur school in 1863.
1863 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 9 Sep 1863, Jane McCONACHY of Hotspur transferred her her General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur to William CHARTER. Surities were - Hugh LEWIS of Digby and Alfred T FARLEY of Digby.
1864 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 27 Apr 1864, William CHARTER of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur and was again extended on 29 Jun 1864. Surities were - Thomas Henry CLARKE of Digby and Alexander CAMERON of Lower Crawford.
William & Elizabeth CHARTER at sone stage lived at Merino. By 1879 he was recorded as a cordial manufacturer and dealer of Portland. William died at Portland in 1888 and his widow Elizabeth died there in 1902.