1. List: William and Elizabeth Shiels of the James Watt Hotel, Spencer Street, Melbourne
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    From the BURCHETT INDEX (of BUILDINGS in Melbourne City) - Based on the Melbourne City Council Building Registers
    * Rosslyn – pt. Lot 3 Section 5. West Melbourne. Builder – William Shields (Shiels). 2 Room Wooden House. MCC Registration no 1865. 15/10/1853. Now Melbourne City
    * Rosslyn. West Melbourne. Builder – William Shields (Shiels). Three 4 Room Brick Cottages. MCC Registration no 1842. 19/1/1867. Now Melbourne City
    * Rosslyn near cnr Rosslyn & Spencer (SW Corner). Melbourne. Builder Ireland & Leslie. Owner William Shields (Shiels). House. MCC Registration no 153. 26/2/1857. Melbourne City.
    I believe that this was to become the James Watt Hotel which was built of bluestone. I think that is was initially an accommodation and boarding house with stables which became the Hotel when William obtained a Publican’s Licence later in 1857. It was demolished in 1927 to make way for the Hotel Spencer which was built on the same location.
    * 77 Spencer. Melbourne. Builder – James Burrell [Brother of Elizabeth (Burrell) Shiels the wife of William]. House. MCC Registration no 946. 4/11/1857. Melbourne City. James used this in his Occupation as a Grocer.

    From Melbourne newspapers –
    * Wills and Probate relating to William Shiels - Ad in the Argus of 12/11/1868 - Grant (P) 3/12/1868 Series 7, Rec 172 to Elizabeth Shiels - now Proprietor of the James Watt Hotel, Spencer Street, West Melbourne & Cottages at 61 and 63 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne. In his Will, William gave his occupation as a 'Licensed Victualler.' [William Shiels died on 27th October, 1868 in Spencer Street, West Melbourne - likely at the James Watt Hotel]
    * 24th December, 1868 Notice - intention to apply on 8th January, 1869 for the transfer of the 'Publican's Licence' - Elizabeth Shiels the sole executrix of William Shiels (of the James Watt Hotel) - William Ward, Elizabeth Shiels
    * On 28/1/1871 Elizabeth Shiels had her property Rosslyn-Terrace at 101 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne up for rent "to let a six-roomed house - Gas, bath."
    *On 31/5/1879 her son William Shiels 1847 advertised in the Argus a House and Land for rent 'at Warragul, mile from the Railway Station. 220 Acres luxuriant pasture. Permanent creek. Splended potato land - William Shiels of 101 Rosslynstreet.' William had placed a previous ad about this property at Warragul in the newspaper of 17/5/1879 where he had described it as a Dairy or Grazing Farm.
    * In 1874 and 1881 Elizabeth Shiels's residence was 'Carrmayne-Villa' in Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne.
    * By 1885 Elizabeth Shiels had moved to her home 'Austral' in Lisson-grove, Hawthorn. (No 38)

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  1. CLASSIC LINES OF THE NEW HOTEL SPENCER BUILDING
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 16 February 1927 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The Hotel Spencer, which will replace the old bluestone building known as Tho James Watt Hotel, is situated at the corner of Spencer 124 words
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  2. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGE.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 13 October 1934 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Sir, -- The title Old West Melbourne is justly applied. For there some of the very early colonists lived. Until Messrs, Sands and McDougal's factory ... 396 words
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  3. Spencer Hotel / Blair Gardiner
    Gardiner, Blair
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  4. MELBOURNE'S NEW HOTEL Spencer Street Feature Described
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 9 March 1927 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Work has been completed on the pouring of the roof to Melbourne's new hotel being erected at Spencer street, Melbourne, for Mr James 434 words
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  5. ROBBERY AT HOTEL.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 8 August 1927 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Thieves broke into the Spencer Hotel, Spencer street. West Melbourne, early yesterday morning and stole a large quantity of liquor. Senior-constable ... 88 words
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  6. Hotel Spencer, 475A Spencer Street, West Melbourne
    Butler, Graeme
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    Hotel Spencer, 475A Spencer Street, West Melbourne
  7. CITY OF MELBOURNE QUARTERLY PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 3 September 1857 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The Bench of Magistrates met at the City Court on Wednesday, pursuant to adjournment, for the dispatch of business. The first case was that of the Ca ... 2379 words
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  8. Advertising
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 30 October 1857 p 8 Advertising
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  9. FOOTBALL.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 25 March 1875 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The annual meeting of the West Melbourne Football Club will be held this evening in the James Watt Hotel, Spencer-street. 21 words
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  10. CITY OF MELBOURNE ANNUAL LICENSING SESSION.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 17 April 1862 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The annual licensing session was opened yesterday, at twenty minutes past twelve o'clock, in tho City Court; the magistrates present being the Major, ... 1868 words
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  11. ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 8 November 1862 p 3 Article
    Abstract: In the City Police Court, on Monday, a man earned John Delany [?] sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, with hard labor, for indecently accosting som ... 2150 words
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  12. POLICE. CITY COURT. TUESDAY, NOV. 4. (Before Dr. Eades and the Hon. C. Vauehan M.L.C.)
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 5 November 1862 p 6 Article
    Abstract: DRUNKARDS.—The following were fined 5s, cash; or, in default, twenty-four hours' imprisonment:—John Hill, John Ansell, Ellon Hartigan, William Dunbar ... 674 words
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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 23 September 1857 p 7 Article
    Abstract: [?] Oreek—This oreek, which only [?]ths ago teemed with a busy pop[?] [?] been since that time graduaiiy [?]nd our visiting the locality a 1010 words
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  14. ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING. TUESDAY, 17th April.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 19 April 1860 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Before the Mayor; Messrs Walsh. Benjamin, Elliot, O'Brien, Watson, Dagraves, Bannett, and Fitzstubbs. PUBLICANS LICENSES. 1597 words
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  15. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 4 September 1858 p 4 Family Notices
    83 words
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  16. ANNUAL PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING. CITY OF MELBOURNE.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 4 May 1864 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The adjourned meeting of the Licensing Bench, for considering applications for annual general publicans' licences, was held yesterday, at noon, at th ... 2470 words
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  17. ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 18 April 1859 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The following is a list of the applications which have been made for publicans' licences to be heard at the Annual Licensing Meeting, to be held to-m ... 1834 words
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  18. Elizabeth (Burrell) Shiels
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    Elizabeth (Burrell) Shiels
  19. William Shiels 1815 of Markinch, Fife, Scotland
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    William Shiels 1815 of Markinch, Fife, Scotland
  20. No. 22.—HON. WILLIAM SHIELS, M.P., " Summerland House," St. Kilda.
    Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925) Thursday 14 January 1904 p 22 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The subject of the present interview, the Hon. William Shiels, M.P., I think, is one of the best known of our public men, having been before the publ ... 1647 words
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  21. Family Notices
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 9 May 1885 p 42 Family Notices
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