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The Ellard family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


With special thanks to John Bishop and Steve Ford for their invaluable assistance in tracing the Ellard family history

To cite this:

Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney), "The Ellard family", Australharmony (an online resource toward the history of music and musicians in colonial and early Federation Australia):; accessed 14 December 2018


ELLARD, Andrew

Music seller, music and musical instrument retailer, music publisher

Born ? Ireland, c. 1780
Married (1) Anne KENNA (or McKENNA), St. John's, Limerick, Ireland, 5 February 1797
Married (2) Elizabeth CORKER (c. 1798-1881), St. Mark's, Dublin, Ireland, 28 November 1828
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 February 1839 (per Susan, from Dublin and Londonderry, 19 October 1838)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 16-17 March 1840 (per Lady McNaughton, for London)
Died Sandymount, near Dublin, Ireland, 26 May 1859, aged 79 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

McKENNA, Anne (Mrs. Andrew ELLARD (1); sister of Elizabeth McKENNA = Mrs. Spencer (William) WALLACE)

Born c.1780/82
Married Andrew ELLARD, St. John's, Limerick, Ireland, 5 February 1797
Died 1825; buried, 6 October 1825, aged "43" [sic]

CORKER, Elizabeth (Mrs. Andrew ELLARD (2))

Born Ireland, c.1798
Married Andrew ELLARD(2) Elizabeth CORKER (c. 1798-1881), St. Mark's, Dublin, Ireland, 28 November 1828
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 February 1839 (per Susan, from Dublin and Londonderry, 19 October 1838)
Departed Sydney, NSW, 16-17 March 1840 (per Lady McNaughton, for London)
Died Dublin, Ireland, 1881 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Andrew Ellard's parents have not been positively identified; an Andrew Ellard, died Limerick, by 8 October 1806; see "DIED", Saunders's News-Letter (8 October 1806), 2

At Meidrum, co. Tipperary, the seat of Richard Lloyd, esq. Andrew Ellard, late of Newtown co. Limerick.

William Ellard (c.1781-1859), father of William Barnes Ellard below, was perhaps Andrew's brother, and if not, certainly a cousin

The Dublin almanack for the years 1819-22 has:

ELLARD (And.) Music and Musical-instrument Warehouse 27 L. Sackv. St.

And for the years 1824-38, at number "47".



ELLARD, Susan (Mrs. Thomas LEGGATT)


Born Ireland, c.1798 (? eldest child of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Married Thomas LEGGATT, Ireland, by c.1825
Arrived Sydney, NSW, by March 1839
Died Balmain, NSW, 16 July 1873, "aged 75" (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

On Susan, her husband, and their son Thomas LEGGATT junior:

See main entry Thomas LEGGATT and family (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

ELLARD, William ("Master William Ellard" [sic], "A son of Mr. [Andrew] ELLARD")

Music seller, publisher, musical arranger

Born ? Ireland, ? c.1800 ("eldest son" of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Active Dublin and London, 1835; never arrived Australia
? Died en route from Ireland to Australia, late 1838 or early 1839 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)

ELLARD, Francis

Music and instrument importer, seller, and maker, music publisher

Born ? Dublin, c.1802 (? second son of Andrew ELLARD and his first wife Anne)
Married (1) Joanna DWYER, ? Dublin, c.1825
Arrived Hobart, TAS, 8 November 1832; Sydney, NSW, 6 December 1832 (per Lavinia, from Liverpool 10 June)
Married (2) Charlotte Dick, Sydney, NSW, 12 December 1846
Died Sydney, NSW, 10 July 1854, aged 52 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)

ELLARD, Joanna Frances (Johanna, Juanna, Joannah, Hannah DWYER; Mrs. Francis ELLARD)


Born ? Ireland, c.1809
Married Francis ELLARD, Ireland, ? by c.1824
Arrived Sydney, 6 December 1832 (with Francis, as above)
Died Sydney, 30 December 1845, aged 36 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

ELLARD, Maria (Mary; Mrs. C. D. LOGAN)

Born Dublin, c.1808 (daughter of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 15 February 1835 (per Sarah)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 25 July 1842 (per Eden, from Hobart Town, 21 July)
Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 25 December 1886, aged 78

See main entry LOGAN, Maria (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

ELLARD, Barbara (1) [did not come to Australia]

Baptised St. Mary's, Dublin, Ireland, 13 February 1814 (daughter of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Buried Dublin, Ireland, 22 October 1815

ELLARD, Frederick Charles [did not come to Australia]

Baptised St. Mary's, Dublin, Ireland, 9 June 1816 (son of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Buried Dublin, Ireland, 17 October 1836, "aged 19 years"

ELLARD, Barbara (2) (Mrs. John O'RORKE)

Pianist, vocalist

Born Dublin, 1818; baptised St. Mary's, Dublin, 22 November 1818 (daughter of Andrew ELLARD and Anne McKENNA)
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 1 February 1839 (per Susan, from Dublin and Londonderry, 19 October 1838)
? Departed Sydney, NSW, 16-17 March 1840 (per Lady McNaughton, for London)
Married John O'RORKE, by 1852
Died Dublin, Ireland, 15 March 1890, "aged 70"; buried Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, 18 March 1890 (in the same grave as her father) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Andrew and Anne Ellard had two daughters named Barbara; the first was baptised at St. Mary's, Dublin, on 13 February 1814, and is probably "Mr. Ellard's Child", listed in the same parish as buried on 22 October 1815. Barbara Ellard above, born 1818, was the second.

Barbara Ellard and John O'Rorke's daughter Barbara (later SULLIVAN, d.1892) was born in 1852, in which year John is listed in Thom's Dublin directory as a "professor of music". A "John O'Rorke Esq" was listed as a vicar-choral at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, from 1881 to 1896; may thanks to Steve Ford (October 2018) for this information.


ELLARD, Frederick (Frederic ELLARD; Fredrick; ? Andrew Frederick ELLARD)

Published as Fredrick Ellard, Fredric Ellard, Frederick Ellard, and later as Frederic Ellard

Pianist, vocalist, composer, professor of music

Born Dublin, Ireland, ? 1824; or 10 August 1826 (son of Francis and Joanna ELLARD)
Arrived Hobart, VDL (TAS), November 1832; Sydney, NSW, 6 December 1832 (per Lavinia, from Liverpool, 10 June)
Departed Melbourne, NSW (VIC), 21 February 1848 (passenger per Elizabeth Thompson, for Liverpool, England)
Arrived Adelaide, SA, 3 April 1849 (passenger per Britannia, from London)
Married Kate QUELCH (c. 1815-1900), widow of John MULLEN (d. 1866, married Dublin 1838), Sydney, NSW, 17 January 1867
Died Melbourne, VIC, 30 December 1874, "aged 50" (TROVE tagged by Australharmony) (NLA persistent identifier)

ELLARD, William Barnes ("Timothy FOGARTY")


Born Mount Mellick, Queen's County, Ireland, 12 January 1825 (son of William ELLARD , and Fidelia BARNES)
Married Anne LAPPIN, Dublin, Ireland, 1853
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 17 November 1863 (passenger per Colonial Empire, from Falmouth, 14 August)
Died Redfern, NSW, 4 February 1902 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

William Barnes Ellard was a son of William Ellard (c.1781-1859) and Fidelia (Delia) Barnes (c.1782-1850); his father was perhaps Andrew Ellard's brother.

In his 1885 reminscence (see documentation below) of Andrew Ellard and his elder son, William's Dublin music repository, William Barnes Ellard noted his pride in "belonging to the Ellard family". Given his later close association with the family in Australia, he was probably a cousin, the most likely link being that his father, William Ellard, of Mountmellick, was Andrew Ellard's brother. William senior died, aged 78, at 13, Grenville Street, Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the home of his son, William Barnes, on 28 December 1857. William Barnes was a carrier and commission agent, with an office at 8 Burgh Quay, up to the time of his departure to Australia. The vendors "instructed by Mr. Ellard, who is leaving Ireland", a sale of his household goods, including a "A Magnificent Grand Pianoforte, in Mahogany Case, 6 3/4 Octave Broadwood" was advertised to take place at his residence on 14 July 1863; see [Advertisement], Freeman's Journal [Dublin] (14 July 1863), 4.

My thanks to George Ryan and Steve Ford for this information.


ELLARD, Fannie Adele = Mrs. Frank Harry FOWLER (stage name Miss Ethel ADELE)

Pianist, actor

Born ? (daughter of Frederick ELLARD)
Died Sydney, NSW, 10 August 1928

ELLARD, Annie Barbara


Born ?, (daughter of William Barnes ELLARD and Anne LAPPIN)
Died Lawson, NSW, 29 October 1911 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


The Ellard, Wallace, Bushelle, Logan, Leggatt, and Chester families together constitute probably the largest, and unquestionably the most important, dynastic grouping in Australian colonial music.

The children of Andrew and Anne Ellard of Sackville Street, Dublin, were first cousins of the Wallaces (William Vincent, Eliza, Spencer Wellington), Anne Ellard and the Wallaces' mother, Elizabeth being sisters (daughters of a Limerick architect).

Thus, they were also first cousins once removed of Eliza Wallace's children with John Bushelle.

Andrew and Anne Ellard's daughter Susan married the musician Thomas Leggatt, who was thus Francis Ellard's brother-in-law, as was correctly reported in the Sydney press.

Maria Ellard married Charles David Logan. When Andrew married his second wife, Elizabeth Corker in Dublin in 1828, his son-in-law was a witness.

Marian Maria Chester was also perhaps related to the Wallaces or the Ellards, or both, though precisely how is not clear.

Andrew and Anne's eldest son William Ellard (1) never arrived in Australia. In an advertisement first placed in Sydney in December 1833 and run during the following year, Francis offered pianos for sale "selected by his brother from the most celebrated Manufactories in London", probably the elder William. He was also certainly the composer/arranger of The much admired Australian quadrilles of 1835.

There is still some confusion as to whether he was the "William Ellard" or "Master William Ellard" who reportedly died on the voyage out to Sydney in 1839, or whether this was a much younger son, also William Ellard (2), a child of Andrew's second marriage to Elizabeth Corker.

The journalist and protestant pro-catholic controversialist William Ellard (3), who came to Sydney in the 1860s and wrote prolifically in the 1880s and 1890s as "Timothy Fogarty", claimed to be the son of William Ellard (1).

If it was not William (1) who died in 1839, no other record of his later life or death in Ireland have yet been found. And, since Francis was described as having been Andrew's "only surviving son" at the time of his death in 1854, William (1) must have pre-deceased him.

Church records suggest that the family changed or reapplied names relatively freely. Two examples demonstrate this. One baptismal record exists for a child of Frederick Ellard (apparently our Francis) and Johanna Ellard, namely Andrew Frederick Ellard, born on 10 August 1826, and baptised in the Church of Ireland parish of Clontarf, Dublin on 17 September 1826, perhaps our Frederick Ellard, or a shortlived brother. Another entry records the burial on 3 July 1830 of a Francis Ellard, of Sackville Street, aged 3 months, though since no parents are recorded it is impossible to know whether Andrew and his second wife Elizabeth Ellard, or Andrew's only surviving son (as elsewhere attested) Frederick/Francis and his wife Johanna/Juana, were the parents.

Andrew and Anne's second surviving son, Francis Ellard, his wife Joanna (Dwyer), and two children (one of them Frederick Ellard, then 8-years-old, later a composer) arrived in Hobart in November 1832, having sailed via the Cape Colony, where, according to press reports, he sold his entire stock of a new instrument manufactured Ellard's, called the Philharmonicon, probably a brand of seraphine. Nevertheless, he arrived in Sydney on 6 December 1832, with a sufficient stock of instruments and sheet music to commence business there in February 1833. Joanna Ellard, according to the Monitor, a singer "of superior taste, altho' wanting in that necessary ingredient–confidence", sang the Irish ballad Savourneen delish at a Philharmonic Concert on 26 August 1834. Her brother, John Dwyer, was drowned in floods on the Goulburn River near Seymour (in Port Phillip region) in September 1845, only a matter of months before Joanna's own death in Sydney. Dwyer was reportedly brother-in-law not only of Francis Ellard, but also of Peter Young (of the firm of Young and Nicol, of Seymour).

In April 1834, Ellard made a bugle "of a very superior description, to be used in Major Mitchell's exploring party". In 1835, he had printed by the home firm in Dublin for publication in Sydney two pieces of sheet music, a ballad The Parting "composed by a young lady", almost certainly Mary Hely, of Paddington, who was also dedicatee of the second, William Ellard's The Much Admired Australian Quadrilles. In January 1836, Ellard was selling but apparently did not publish Thomas Stubbs's The Minstrel Waltz. It was not until mid-1839 that Francis produced his own first local prints, which, at the time, The Monitor wrongly described as "two pieces of Music being the first music printed in the Colony". Identified in The Sydney Gazette as the Lancer's Quadrilles and the ballad We have lived and loved together (by Henri Herz).

Why the 60-year-old Andrew came to Sydney in 1839 and then set up apparently in competition with his son Francis is far from clear. That it was some mutually agreed strategy should not be entirely discounted. However, in late November 1839, during the pre-Christmas season Francis placed what reads as an exasperated warning advertisement, "MUCH inconvenience having been occasioned from a misapprehension that Mr. F. ELLARD and his father are connected in business".

A few days later, on 4 December, Andrew appears to have capitulated, and advertised that he was leaving the colony in February, and that his entire stock was up for auction. On 17 January the partnership of James Aquinas Reid, George Smith, and Jeremiah McCrohan advertised that they had purchased "the entire stock" and intended to continue the business, while Ellard himself wished them luck. However, on 7 February, Ellard's entire stock was again put up to auction, when Reid famously persuaded Alexander Maconochie to purchase the music and instruments for his convict settlement at Norfolk Island. The pipe organ Andrew had imported had previously been rented by St. Mary's Cathedral during 1839. Finally, on 24 February, Reid advertised that all business he and McCrohan had carried out (Smith having been removed as a partner) was on account of Andrew Ellard, "whose receipt for ALL MONEY'S due, for the goods so disposed of, will be a full discharge."

Andrew having quit Australia, Francis became one of numerous victims of the depression of the 1840s. He was first before the insolvent court in November 1842. One of the last musical editions to appear under his name, the ballad In happy moments from his cousin, Vincent Wallace's Maritana, probably dates from 1846. He was back before the insolvency commissioner in February 1848. This time he was closed down for good; his personal furniture and household effects were auctioned off, and in March 1848 the stationer James Grocott took over his shop and stock. He was not discharged until mid-1850. Two young children having died in 1841, and his wife Joanna in 1845, he remarried in 1848, and continued to engrave music occasionally for other publishers. Francis died in Sydney in 1854, pre-deceasing his father.

Frederick Ellard may well have been the first Australian-educated professional musician to have pursued further studies in Europe, where he spent a year in the late 1840s. Presumably first taught music by his father, Francis, he was also a student at Henry Carmichael's school for young gentlemen, the Normal Institution, on Hyde Park. In December 1840, Ellard, father and son together joined the Gautrot's concert party on their trip to Melbourne. Frederick's name appears against a piano arrangement of Woodland call, issued as one of Francis's undated five-number print set, The child's friend - a series of familiar melodies written expressly . . . [for] young pupils; but his official first work was the Swiss air with variations for the piano forte, op.1, again published by his father in March 1842. This was followed in December 1842 by The Sydney Corporation Quadrilles, celebrating the recent establishment of the City council, and dedicated to Martha Hosking, wife of the first mayor. It drew a carping, if informed, review from W. A. Duncan in the Australasian Chronicle, and, in turn, a spiritedly defensive letter of reply from the young Frederick. Often noted for his sartorial elegance and "European finish" later in his career (e.g. May 1850), Frederick attended the first Mayor's Fancy Ball in 1844, partnering his sister, as a "Greek Youth". As remarkable as Frederick being a composer, he was also, with John Deane, one of the first local boys to be trained up as a pianist, usually the remit of young women. By the mid-1840s, when his father was sinking further into financial trouble, Ellard was shaping up to be one of the better professional pianists so far trained (though not born) in the colony. At his cousin, Eliza Bushelle's concert in June 1846, performing works by Herz, The Atlas judged: "He has all the requisites for a first-rate player - time, study, acquaintance with the best models, are alone required to develop those capabilities". In December 1846 he announced that he had "made arrangements to leave the colony in a few days". At his farewell, "assisted by all the available Musical Talent of Sydney", Ellard played his cousin Vincent Wallace's Rondo brillante in E flat for piano, and Eliza Bushelle sang Frederick's own Ballad I think of thee (from the German of Goethe's Ich gedenke deiner). Also on the program was a joint concoction, Reminiscences of Maritana by the cousins, "S. W. Wallace and F[rederick] Ellard".

Frederick disappeared from the record for almost a year (a year in which his father's insolvency was repeatedly reported), until he turned up again in Melbourne on 2 November 1847 advertising in The Argus. His first Melbourne concert, two weeks later, included none of his own compositions; though he did advertise the only documented performance of the Introduction, et Finale a'la Fuga - Dédie à Monsieur Frederick Ellard, par son cousin, W. V. Wallace. After a concert at Geelong in January 1848, he embarked for England and Europe, on 21 February 1848. In April 1849, The Argusreported that Ellard had "returned to the Australian Colonies, having arrived at Adelaide . . . accompanied by Mr. Washington [recte Wellington] Wallace; brother of the composer of Maritana". Ellard composed a Sudaustralischer Galop there in 1850.

He returned to Sydney, and on 6 November 1852 took out an advertisement in the Herald stating has was "determined upon remaining" there, to teach piano and singing "having studied both these accomplishments after the manner of the best Masters". Ellard remained active for most of the next twenty years, living in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and travelling to Brisbane. In Sydney in 1865 his "Romaunt", The winds that sigh at dead of night was "composed expressly for his friend Mr. J. Bushelle [jun.]". He left Adelaide for Melbourne late in 1872,  and was still advertising his services, as a "Professor of SINGING, Piano, Harmony, and Composition", in Melbourne in April 1874. He died of apoplexy in Melbourne Hospital on 30 December 1874, reportedly aged 50. He may, or may not, have been the Andrew Frederick Ellard born to his parents on 10 August 1826.

The only daughter of Frederic Ellard and his unidentified first wife (he married Kate Mullen in January 1867), Fanny Adele Ellard appeared as a pianist in her father's Adelaide concert in April 1867, aged 9. She married the musician and composer Frank Fowler (1857-1893) in 1885.

Family documentation (Ireland)

Andrew Ellard, and Anne Kenna (McKenna), marriage, St, John (CoI), Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 5 February 1797

Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, database, FamilySearch (12 December 2014); FHL microfilm 874,438 

Susan Ellard, birth, c.1798 (aged "75" at death in 1873)


William Ellard, birth, between 1797 and 1802 (described by William Barnes Ellard as Andrew's "eldest son")


Francis (? Frederick) Ellard, birth, c.1802 (aged "52" at death in 1854, Andrew's "eldest surviving son")


Maria Ellard, birth, c.1808 (aged 52 at death in 1854, Andrew's "eldest surviving son")


Barbara Ellard (1), baptism, St. Mary's (CoI), Dublin, 13 February 1814

Register of baptisms, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records. DU-CI-BA-136773 [d-277-1-4-101] (DIGITISED)

1814 / Feb'y. 13 / Barbara D[aughte]r of Andrew & Anne Ellard

[Barbara] Ellard (1), burial, St. Mary's, Dublin, 22 October 1815

Register of burials, St. Mary's, Dublin, September and October 1815; Irish church records [d-277-1-4-216] (DIGITISED)

1815 / Oct / 22 / Mr. Ellard's Child / Abbey Street

Frederick Charles Ellard, baptism, St. Mary's, Dublin, 9 June 1816

Register of baptisms, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-BA-137070 [d-277-1-4-119] (DIGITISED)

1816 / June / 9th / Fred'k Charles, son of Andrew & Ann [sic] Ellard

Barbara Ellard (2), baptism, St. Mary's, Dublin, 22 November 1818

Register of baptisms, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-BA-137374 [d-277-1-4-138] (DIGITISED)

1818 / Nov'r / 22d / Barbara Daughter of Andrew & Anne Ellard

Anne Ellard, burial, St. Mary's, Dublin, 6 October 1825

Register of burials, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-BU-173789 [d-277-4-1-057] (DIGITISED)

Burials / The year 1825 / Anne Ellard aged 43 of this Parish from Jervis Street was buried 6th October 1825 . . .

Andrew Frederick Ellard [ = Frederick Ellard], baptism, 17 September 1826; birth 10 Augst 1826

Register of baptisms, parish of Clontarf (CoI), Dublin; Irish church records; DU-CI-BA-5408 [d-833-1-1-015] (DIGITISED)

Andrew Frederick son of Frederick [sic] and Johanna Ellard
was Born August 10th 1826 and Christened September the 17th 1826
Registered October the 1st 1826 . . .

Andrew Ellard, and Elizabeth Corker, marriage, St. Mark, Dublin, 28 November 1828

Register of marriages, St. Mark's (CoI), Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-MA-29263 [d-30-3-1-012] (DIGITISED)

no. 35 / Andrew Ellard of Sackville Street Dublin of the Parish of Saint Mary
and Elizabeth Corker of the Parish of Saint Mark, Spinster
were married in the Church by Consistorial License this 28th Day of November [1828] . . . In the Presence of Chas. D. Logan / Robt. Burkell [ ? Burchell ]

Francis Ellard, burial, St. Mary, Dublin, 3 July 1830, aged 3 months

Register of burials, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-BU-175163 [d-277-4-3-090] (DIGITISED)

Burials . . . in the Year 1830
No. 819 / Francis Ellard / Sackville Street / July 3rd / [age] 3 months / [officiant] George Kelly

Frederick Charles Ellard, burial, St. Mary, Dublin, 17 October 1836, age 19 years

Register of burials, St. Mary, Dublin; Irish church records, DU-CI-BU-175932 [d-277-5-4-067] (DIGITISED)

Burials . . . in the Year 1836
No. 771 / Frederick Charles Ellard / Sackville St. / 17th Oct'r / [age] 19 years / [officiant] Daniel Mooney

General documentation (Ireland)

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (6 April 1819), 3

[Tickets at] . . . Mr. Ellard's, 27, Lower Sackville-street . . .

[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal (6 February 1821), 1

[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal (10 February 1821), 1

NEW MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. A. ELLARD, 27, LOWER SACKYILLE-STREET, MOST respectfully informs the Nobility and Gentry, that in consequence of a late arrangement with his predecessor, Mr. J. B. LOGIER, he has delivered to that Gentleman the entire of the Stock which be originally received with the Establishment; and has now newly assorted his Ware-rooms with a variety of NEW MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, of the best description, from the most celebrated Houses in London, which have been selected by a Professor of celebrity, and whose signature the Piano Fortes in particular bear.

NEW MUSIC, Just Published by Phillips and Co. Bond street, London, and at ELLARD'S, Dublin. QUADRILLES. "Les Hussars," Nos. 1 and 2, by Joseph Hart, price each, 3 0; "Les Serees Irlandaise," Nos. 1 and 2, by Monsieur Simon, each 4 0; NEW VOCAL MUSIC. "The Day-beam is over the Sea," Glee, by Sir J. Stevenson, 3 0; "Sing to Love a Roundelay," Song, J. A. Wade, Esq., 1 6; "The Maid with the Love beaming Eye," J. Emdin, Esq., 1 6; "Dear Harp of Sweet Erin," Mr. Leoni Lee, 1 6; "And canst thou bid my heart forget," J. Klose, 1 6; "Dunoise, the Young and Brave" (French Romance) 1 6; With many other beautiful and popular Ballads. ELLARD has this day received a FRESH SUPPLY of PIANO FORTES and MUSIC, per the Thomas and New Harmony, which he will sell at the most reduced London Prices.

"PUBLIC ENTRY OF HIS MAJESTY", Saunders's News-Letter (18 August 1821), 2

. . . Mr. Ellard's Music Warehouse, Sackville-street - Splendidly lighted; in the centre there was grand transparency, surmounted by a wreath, hearing the Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock, over which is tastefully placed the appropriate motto of Cead Mille Failtagh, Roth Riagn na Erin - Translation, a hundred thousand welcomes to the King of Ireland! Between both, underneath a Crown, with G. IV. R. surmounted with laurel. This specimen of Irish genious does infinite credit to the artist, who, we understand is the son of Mr. Ellard. Upon the roof of Mr. Ellard's house, during the procession, we also observed a full military band, who played several appropriate tunes all of which added much the splendor of the scene . . .

The treble almanack for the year 1822 . . . Wilson's Dublin directory (Dublin: By authority, 1822), 68;id=nyp.33433075874622;view=image;seq=558;start=1;sz=10;page=search;num=68

Ellard (And.) Music and Musical-instrument-warehouse, 27, l. Sackv.-st.

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (27 November 1823), 3

A REMARKABLY CHEAP GRAND PIANO. AN excellent second-hand Horizontal Grand Piano Forte made by Broadwood and Sons, to be Sold, for 16 guineas (cost originally 100.) May be seen at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon, 27, Lower Sackville-street.

The treble almanack for the year 1824 . . . Wilson's Dublin directory (Dublin: By authority, 1824), 71;id=nyp.33433075874614;view=image;seq=543;start=1;sz=10;page=search;num=71 

Ellard (A.) Music and Musical-inst.-warehouse, 4, low. Sackville-str.

"MR. SADLER'S ASCENT FROM THE COBURG GARDENS", Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette (17 July 1824), 2

At six minutes past two, the balloon was visible in Sackville-street, and near the bridge . . . At Mr. Ellard's music-shop, a lively air was struck up by an amateur band, and no doubt the sounds attained to the elevation of the machine, which we should take to be about half a mile. At nearly three miles distant from the earth Mr. Graham heard the report of a gun . . .

[Advertisement], Dublin Morning Register (31 May 1825), 1

ROTUNDA. MR. MAGRATH'S First GRAND BALL will take place at the ROTUNDA, THIS EVENING, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF Lady MANNERS, Lady LEES, Lady BETHAM, and several other ladies of distinction. A BALLET, by his Pupils, will commence at Nine precisely. The Music arranged Mr. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (3 January 1827), 4

. . . at Mr. Ellard's, 47, Lower Sackville-street . . .

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (20 April 1827), 3

ARRIVAL OF NEW MUSIC. THE following NEW SONGS and QUADRILLES have been just received at ELLARD'S Music Saloon, SACKVILLE-STREET: "The Moons on the Lake; or, the Maggregor's Gathering", A. Lee; "Can'st thou Forget Me", Barnett; "Zulika's Rose," words by Lord Byron, Do.; "The Merry Pipes are Sounding", A. Lee; "Young Ronald", Do.; "Ave Maria", Barnett; "The celebrated Paul Pry Quadrilles", Hart; Eight Sets of Scotch Quadrilles, containing The Moon's on the Lake, &c. &c. Do.


. . . Mr. Ellard said that he was not a theatrical going person, and had merely purchased under the presumption that he was entitled to sell, or otherwise dispose of his tickets as he pleased. - It was the practice in England, and the very players in this house, who were possessed of tickets, had set the example . . .

"THE COMMISSION YESTERDAY", Saunders's News-Letter (2 September 1829), 2

. . . John Reilly was indicted for a felonious assault on Eliza Smith, and taking her cloak . . . For the defence - Mr. Andrew Ellard gave the prisoner an excellent character, he had been in his employment for many years, and to his honesty he had never before heard it impeached. Mr. [Francis] Dollard also gave the prisoner an excellent character . . .

"SESSIONS COURT, DUBLIN. TUESDAY MAY, 19", Westmeath Journal (28 May 1829), 4

Wilson Ray and Flaherty were indicted for unlawfully conspiring to convey dead bodies to Scotland for the purpose of being dissected. Edward Knaggs deposed to his having, on the 9th of March, in the morning, seen the prisoner, Flaherty, drive an inside jaunting car through Hardwicke-lane, by witnes's work-shop; on the car there was piano forte case, which the prisoner assisted Wilson Ray, removed off the car into stable, situate near witness's house, in said lane; witness saw them shut the door of the stable, put two dead bodies into this case, and afterwards saw two chairmen take away the same case, and convey it through Sackville-street to the Quay . . . Mr. Francis Ellard, of Sackville-street, music seller, deposed the prisoner (Ray) having bought a piano-forte case, in his father's shop, which he said he wanted to send with a piano to his sister who lived in Belfast; he also asked a card, which he said he wanted to direct it, and which was given him, and which was the one now produced . . .

"OBSCENE PICTURES", Saunders's News-Letter (3 October 1829), 2

OBSCENE PICTURES. HENRY-STREET. - Yesterday, a fellow who stated that his name was John M'Carthy, was brought before the Magistrates, under the following circumstances. Mr. Francis Ellard, of Sackville-street, observed the prisoner a few evenings ago, running before two young ladies in Grafton street, and holding open a book, containing a disgustingly obscene picture; there were other boys with him. The ladies seemed greatly shocked, and Mr. Ellard would then have taken him into custody, but that he was obliged attend in a hurry to some affairs of a pressing nature. However, on Thursday night, the fellow, of course by chance, came into Mr. Ellard's shop, in Loewer Sackville-street and asked him would he buy a book, and offered for sale a moral work, and on Mr. E.'s declining to become a purchaser, then in a cautions way exhibited a book with obscene pictures. Mr. E. then recollecting that he was the same person he had seen in Grafton street, immediately conveyed him to the watch house. The book in which the pictures were introduced was "The Two Persons of Quality," and formerly belonged to the library of the Rev. Dr. Lyster. The character of the work was evidently intended as a cloak for the obscenity of the pictures, in case the venders felt into the hands of the police.

"INDECENT PICTURES", Dublin Morning Register (3 October 1829), 3

. . . Mr. Frank Ellard, of Sackville-street . . .

The treble almanack for the year 1832 containing . . . Wilson's Dublin directory ([London], By authority, [1832]), section 3, 73

[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal (3 November 1830), 2

CHURCH ORGANS. FOR SALE, a very handsome CHURCH ORGAN, in Mahogany Case; it stands 10 feet 6 inches high, 6 feet 2 inches weide, and three feet in depth; ornamented with Three Towers of Gilt Pipes in front. It consists of Six Stops of Pipers, with a Pedal to throw off the loud stops, for choral purposes. Any Parish requiring such an Instrument will find it well worth attention, as it will be sold considerably under its value. Also a BARREL ORGAN, in Mahogany Case, with Gilt Pipes in front. This Organ is suited to a Country Congregation, where an Organist cannot be had; it has five stops of Pipes, and the scale of Notes, or Keys, are of such extent, as to perform the most modern Psalmody now in use. One of the Barrels contains eight favourite Psalms, selected from "Melodia Sacra," and the Responses to the Commandment. The other Barrel, the "Coronation Anthem." - Any number of additional Barrels (containing ten Psalms each) can be added by contract, when required, without sending the Organ to Dublin.- Apply by Letter (post paid) to A. Ellard, Music Saloon, 47, Lower Sackville-street.

"POLICE", Freeman's Journal (2 May 1831), 3

HENRY-STREET. - On Saturday Mr. Ellard, music-seller, of Sackville-streat, lodged informations against Charles Killen for forcibly detaining a pianoforte his property. He stated that he sold a pianoforte to Captain Burke, of Dundalk, and gave it to Killen, who is a carrier, also giving him 15s. as his hire, and got a receipt from him for the money. The other day he got a letter, stating that the piano had been presented, but would not be given to Captain Burke unless he gave the person 30s., which he refused to do. Mr. Ellard then applied to Killen for the piano, but got the same auswer. He had paid Killen the carriage before. Killen said that he had given the piano to a carrier to bring down, not being one himself. He certalinly got 15s from Mr. Ellard. Mr. ELlard - Did not Chester give the piano to you? Killen - No. Mr. Ellard then said that Killen had represented hmseld to him as a carrier, and not as a factor; that he gave him the piano as such. Mr. Ellard toon his informations.

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (22 June 1832), 3

ROBERT THE DEVIL. THE Public is respectfully informed, that the Ballad "Dearest Isabel," as sung by Mr. Wood, in the above Opera, is Published THIS DAY, and to be had at ELLARD'S MUSIC SALOON, 47, Lower Sackville-street.

"ISABEL", Saunders's News-Letter (22 June 1832), 3

ISABEL - The announcement of the publication of this extremely popular ballad, and the charming arrangement which Mr. Ellard has combined with the simple beauty of the melody, has already contributed nearly to exhaust a first edition, and there is no doubt will carry it through many successive impressions. - Vide Advertisement.

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (28 June 1832), 3

ADVERTISEMENT. TO THE EDITOR OF SAUNDERS'S NEWS-LETTER. "Isabel, Lov'd Isabel," not "Dearest Isabel." SIR - Having read a long address to the Public, in reference to the above Song, from Mr. Ellard, all I have to state in reply is, the Song published by him is not the one which I sing, and that the only true edition published is the one now on sale at Mr. Willis's, each number of which is signed me. Mr. Ellard has taken a most unfair advantage of me, in trying to dispose ofhis spurious edition, when he knows the original Song my property; but legal proceedings will shortly set the matter to rights. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, JOSEPH WOOD.

"MUSICAL NOTICES", The Dublin Weekly Journal (24 November 1832), 32 

Come to me, a Serenade, by W. Wallace: Ellard and Son, Sackville-street.

This production is creditable to the composer, and one that we would, at any time, rather take up, than half the London trash that has greeted our ears of late. In the music phrase, Mr. Wallace has spared no pains in working his subject; the accompaniments are appropriate, and judiciously chosen: the only thing to be feared, is, that the modulation from G major into E flat major may not prove something too abrupt for the ears of the half initiated.

"THE METALOPHONE", The Dublin Weekly Journal (23 March 1833), 161 

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter and Daily Advertiser [Dublin] (8 February 1836), 3

AUCTION Of excellent Household Furniture, 30 Vols. of Dodsley's Annual Register, Anderson's Commerce, &c., a Wig and Gown, a Philharmonicon by Ellard, Dublin, China, Delft, and Glass, &c. &c. . . . on THIS DAY, in the Furniture Bazaar, 19, STEPHEN'S GREEN (the property of a barrister) . . . N. WALSH, Auctioneer.

"NOVEL MUSIC INSTRUMENT", Wexford Conservative (4 January 1834), 4

NOVEL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. Amongst the modern inventions and improvements in automaton mechanism, there are few more interesting than the Self acting Piano forte, an instrument less curious from the beauty and peculiarity its construction than convenient, as supplying the place of a performer, presenting to the uninitated a substitute for instrumental skill, and to family parties a rare desideratum enabling them to unite all their members in the dance, instead of one being confined to the Piano-forte, and hearing, as is often the case, a quadrille incomplete. We have seen an instrument of this description at Ellard's Music Saloon, Sackville street, which, besides a number of delightful airs, the productions of Rossini and others, executes a full set of quadrille tunes; and exclusive of the qualities above enumerated, also presents the facility of being played upon as an ordinary Piano-forte, either distinctly from, or in unison with, the self acting power. Its effect, in either case, is so truly fine, that such of our readers as are led from this account to hear its performance, will we are sure, experience delightful treat.

[Advertisement], Dublin University Magazine Advertiser (September 1836), 32-33

"MUSIC", Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent [Ireland] (6 April 1837), 3

A musical festival took place at Sydney, New South Wales, in September, which Mr. Wallace (late of Dublin) conducted. The Sydney Herald says - "He led in his usual masterly style, and embraced only an opportunity giving the audience one his most delightful solos." The performance of the oratorio commenced with the seraphine, imported to that colony by Mr. Ellard, formerly of Dublin. The overtures to Joseph and Zara were played amongst other pieces. Upwards of 330l. was collected. Major England allowed the band of the 4th regiment to aid the performances.

"DUBLIN POLICE", Freeman's Journal (28 September 1838), 2

John Reilly, a working manufacturer of musical instruments, summoned Mr. Andrew Ellard, of Sackville-street, for unlawfully detaining certain implements of his trade, and of his own invention. The complainant stated that he had worked for fourteen years with Mr. Ellard, when the latter, without five minutes' notice, turned him out of his workshop, for which he paid rent. That occurred on the 14th of August, 1837. He valued the tools at 16l. A professional gentleman attended on behalf of the defendant, and produced an account between the parties. The complainant acknowledged that the signature to it was his; it brought him in debt 10l. to Mr. Ellard. a The defendant stated that he was to sail for Van Diemen's Land on Saturday, and that if the plaintiff would in the meantime satisfy the demand against him, he should have back his tools. After some discussion as to the matter of accounts, Mr. Duffy said that the only way to adjust the question was by the plaintiff paying the balance of 10l., to which he acknowledged by the affixing of his signature, and then Mr. Ellard could have no objection to hand over the implements. The parties then left the office.

[Advertisement], Dublin Evening Mail (4 July 1838), 2

TO THE ARMY. - A. ELLARD, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER, respectfully informs Officers commanding Regiments, that he is immediately removing his Establishment to SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, and will dispose of his Stock of Military Instruments at extremely reduced prices. - ELLARD particularly calls attention to his Stock of BASS DRUMS, which are the best in the Kingdom, 33 inches diameter, and will be sold at SIX GUINEAS EACH. They are prepared for the Herald Painter, and will be painted to order (in the best style) if required, for Two Guineas additional, making in the whole Eight Guineas, which thirty-three per cent, under the usual price. TERMS CASH.

[Advertisement], Dublin Evening Mail (17 October 1838), 1

MILITARY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. ROYAL HARMONIC SALOON, 7, WESTMORELAND-STREET, DUBLIN. ROBINSON, RUSSELL and ROBINSON have the honour to inform the Commanding Officers of Regiments and Military Depots in Ireland, the Nobility, Gentry, and the Musical Profession, that they have purchased from Mr. ELLARD his entire stock of Tools, Models, Patterns, and Machinery for carrying on tbhe Manufacture of Military Musical Instruments of all descriptions, and have retained in their employment Workmen of the first capability connected with his former merit; under which circumstances they beg leave to solicit a continuance of that patronage and support so long and experienced by him.

They will have on hands an ample stock of the following Military Instruments, with all the latest improvements, which they can with confidence engage to be of the very best manufacture, both as to perfection of tone and superiority of finish, and will dispose of them at a rate far below the London prices:

FRENCH HORNS - BEST RUSSIAN VALVE, improved by Ellard, with Valve Slides to use Valves in all keys. Do. as made in London. Best Slide, with master crook to every key - Slide with six crooks - Common Plain do.

TRUMPETS - BEST RUSSIAN VALVE, as Improved by Ellard with Valve Slides to use the Valves in all keys. Do. made in London. Chromatic, with Spring Slides - Wellesley, or keyed - Slide - Common plain - Cavalry, with one crook.

CORNETTOS AND CORNOPIANS - BEST RUSSIAN VALVE, three Valves, with Valve Slides to use the Valves in all keys, as improved by Ellard. Do. as made in London. Cornopian or Piston, with three Valves and crooks complete, improved by Ellard. Do. with two Valves, as made in London. Post Horn, circular shape like French Horn, with crooks, &c.

KENT AND FIELD BUGLES - BEST, with French mounted keys, and tuning slide. Second class, with slide and crescent keys. Third class, with crescent keys. Fourth class, with flat keys. F Bugle, brass bands made to order. Double twist Cavalry or Infantry Field Bugles. Single ditto ditto. Coach Bugles, double twist. Ditto, single for gigs. Hunting Horns, of all shapes, to order.

BASS, TENOR. AND ALTO TROMBONES - D Bass, three valves. G, Ditto, ditto. B flat, or C, Tenor, ditto. E flat, or F, Alto, ditto. Double Slide with turning slide to bell. Single slide, with ditto. Tenor, or Alto, single slide, without bell slide.

TENORS - OPHICLEIDES, with French mounted keys, and tuning slide, &c., manufactured only by Robinson, Russell, and Robinson.

DOUBLE BASS - OPHICLEIDES, with French mounted extra additional keys, and tuning slide, &c., as improved by Ellard. Ditto ditto, as made in London. Ditto, ditto, with plain keys. Kramer's Improved with keys, and set out bell. Ditto, Ordinary, with seven keys. Ditto, Common, four keys. BASS HORNS - Brass and Copper.

BASSOONS - BENT, with all the additional keys. Second class, with seven keys.

CLARIONETS - B flat, C, E flat, or F, on a new and Improved principle. Eight Flat keys. Ten Ditto. Thirteen Ditto. Eight Keys, key-holes bushed. Ten Ditto ditto. Thirteen Ditto ditto. The bushing of the keyholes may either of Brass or raised in the wood, at the same price.

A most extensive variety of CONCERT FLUTES, of all prices. MILITARY FLUTES AND PICCOLOS - 3d, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Flutes, ivory tipped, &c. and one key. Ditto, ditto, with 4 keys, and screw cork. F, G, or E flat Piccolis, with one key. 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Flutes, with Ivory tips, keys, screw cork and patent tube. F, G, or E flat Piccolis with four keys. Military Flutes of Cocoa or Ebony, with brass or silver keys, made to order, with or without tubes.

DRUMS AND CYMBALS - BEST BASS, Tenor, and Side Drums, with royal arms, regimental honours and trophies. In superior herald painting. Ditto, ditto, plain, with the number of the regiment only. Kettle Drums for cavalry or infantry regiments painted to order. Turkish Cymbals, engaged of the most superior quality.

All the above Instruments carefully and expeditiously repaired.

*.* A large atock of Bassoon, Clarionet, and Oboe Reeds, by the best makers.

*.* Music Paper of the best quality at varied prices. - Music Books to order . . .

[Advertisement], Dublin Evening Mail (27 November 1840), 2

PARTNERSHIP. THOMAS WEBB, LIBRARIAN, BOOKSELLER. &c. No. 47. LOWER SACKVILLE-STREET, DUBLIN, Respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, who have hitherto so liberally patronised his Establishment, that in consequence of the considerable increase of his business, he has found it necessary to take a Partner, for the more effectively conducting it satisfactorily. THOMAS WEBB has accordingly entered into Partnership with Mr. A. ELLARD. The business will, in future, be carried on in the name WEBB AND ELLARD, who hope to merit continuance of the liberal patronage so long bestowed on the Founder of the Establishment, and for which he returns his unfeigned thanks. Dublin, 23d November, 1840.

[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal (3 November 1840), 1

CITY OF DUBLIN REGISTRY . . . Andrew Ellard, Tritonville, Johnstown-road, gent.

[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (4 December 1843), 3

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. The partnership hitherto carried on by THOMAS WEBB and ANDREW ELLARD under the firm of WEBB and ELLARD, as Booksellers and Stationers, 47, LOWER SACKVILLE-STREET, Dublin, has been Dissolved by mutual consent. The business will in future be conducted by Thomas Webb, to whom ALL accounts due to the firm are to be paid, and who will also discharge ALL demands against the said firm. - Dublin, 23d November, 1843. A. ELLARD.

Family documentation (Australia)

"SHIP NEWS", The Sydney Herald (4 February 1839), 2 

The Susan, from Ireland, with emigrants, arrived here in a very healthy state. Four children and a son of Mr. Ellard's died during the voyage.

"NEWS BY THE SUSAN", The Sydney Monitor (4 February 1839), 2s

PASSENGERS BY THE SUSAN. - Mr. Ellard, Mrs. Ellard and Miss Ellard, from Dublin . . . Master William Ellard (brother to Mr. Ellard of George-Street), died coming out; the parents have arrived in good health. The Emigrants are to be mustered at 10 o'clock on Monday, and landed at the same hour on Tuesday morning.

Births, NSW, 279/1833, V1833279, 17

1833, ELLARD, Virginia

Births, NSW, 297/1835, V1835297, 19

1835, ELLARD, Susannah

Births, NSW, 215/1837, V1837215, 21

1837, ELLARD, William

Deaths, NSW, 316/1841, V1841316, 25B

1841, ELLARD, William, infant

"DEATH", The Sydney Herald (7 June 1841), 2

Deaths, NSW, BDM, 346/1841, V1841346, 25B

1841, ELLARD, Virginia, infant

"DIED", The Sydney Herald (13 July 1841), 3

Deaths, NSW, BDM, 140/1843, V1843140, 27B

1843, ELLARD, William, aged 61

? Probably not related

"FATAL ACCIDENT", The Melbourne Courier (24 September 1845), 2 

We deeply regret to have to chronicle a melancholy accident at Seymour, on the Goulburn River, by which a promising young gentleman of the name of Dwyer, brother-in-law of Mr. Young, of the firm of Young and Nicol, lost his life.

"AWFUL FLOODS", The Australian (27 September 1845), 3 

MELANCHOLY LOSS OF LIFE - Extract of a letter from Sugar Loaf Creek, dated 19th September . . . The painful intelligence was brought to me yesterday afternoon by Lieut. Lawrence, who was an eye witness to the whole of the painful scene, which took place at a distance of ten miles from this, and at which place poor Mr. Dwyer lived, much beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The body, after much exertion, was raised this morning, and free from all mutilation. The deceased was a very promising young man, and brother-in-law to Mr. Ellard, of George-street.

Deaths, NSW, BDM, 101/1845, V1845101, 30B

1845, ELLARD, Hannah, aged 36

"DIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 December 1845), 3 

On Tuesday, the 30th instant, Juanna Frances, the wife of Mr. Francis Ellard, of George-street.

"MARRIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 December 1846), 3

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 July 1854), 8

On Monday, July 10, at his residence, Pitt-street South, after a weeks' illness, Mr. Francis Ellard, aged 52 years, only surviving son of Andrew Ellard, Esq., of Sandymount, near Dublin.

"MARRIAGES", Empire (23 January 1857), 1

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 August 1859), 1

On the 26th May last, at his residence, Tritonville, Sandemont, near Dublin, Andrew Ellard, Esq., aged 79 years.

"MARRIAGE", The Sydney Morning Herald (22 January 1867), 1 

On the 17th instant, by the Rev. P. P. Agnew, Mr. FREDERIC ELLARD, to KATE, relict of the late Mr. John Mullen, Belgrave-terrace, Darlinghurst.


The subject of this memoir was born on the 11th of March, 1815, at Waterford, where his father was stationed with his regiment, the 29th or " Queen's Own," of which he was bandmaster. Wallace's mother was the daughter of an architect in Limerick . . . [Wallace's] mother's sister had married a Mr. Andrew Ellard, who, with his family, had emigrated to Australia, and settled in Sydney. His children were Mrs. Logan, who still ranks as one of the most thorough teachers of the pianoforte in the colony, and Mr. Frank Ellard, who kept the only music shop then in Sydney. Knowing that his relations were anxious to see him here, young Wallace undertook the voyage, followed within two months by his brother, his sister, and his father, who felt too anxious about him to bear the separation. This was fortunate for Wallace, as from the scarcity of public artists at that time, he found a great difficulty in giving concerts . . .

"DEATHS", Evening News (18 July 1873), 2 

DEATHS. On the 16th July, at her residence, Paul-street, Balmain, Susan, relict of the late Thomas Leggatt, of Sydney, aged 75 years.

"ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION", New South Wales Government Gazette (9 January 1874), 57 

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the will and codicil of Susan Leggatt, late of Balmain, near Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, widow, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to this Honorable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that probate of the last will and testament and codicil thereto of the abovenamed deceased, may be granted to William Ellard, of Sydney aforesaid, the only surviving trustee and executor in the codicil to the said will named. - Dated, this 5th day of January, A.D, 1874, JOSEPH LEAKY, Proctor for the said William Ellard, 108, King-street. 6s. 6d.

"Deaths", The Argus (4 January 1875), 1 

ELLARD. - On the 30th ult., at Melbourne, Frederic Ellard. Sydney and Adelaide papers please copy.

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (9 January 1875), 2 

We observe by announcement in the Argus that Mr. Frederick Ellard, the musician, died in Melbourne on the 30th December. The deceased was a gentleman of a genial and kindly disposition, of considerable ability in his profession, and of general attainments of a high order. he lived in Adelaide for many years, and leaves many friends in this colony, to whom the intelligence of his death will cause regret.


MELBOURNE HOSPITAL . . . Ellard, Frederick, aged 50; particulars unknown, died December 30, of apoplexy.

"DEATHS", Evening News (14 July 1875), 2 

ELLARD - July 14, at the residence of William Ellard, 272, Pitt-street, Charlotte, widow of the late Francis Ellard, aged 72 years.

"Timothy Fogarty" [William Ellard], "PROUD OF BEING AN IRISHMAN. To the Editor", Evening News (8 September 1885), 6 

PROUD OF BEING AN IRISHMAN. To the Editor. Sir, - In these days of trimmers and shams, it is refreshing to hear a man of such gifted attainments as Mr. Dion Boucicault declaring "that he was an Irishman, and proud of his country." Yes, he is an Irishman, and who but an Irishman could have written the "Shaughran" or the "Colleen Bawn." It is now about twenty-four years since I saw him and his gifted wife in the Theatre Royal, Dublin, acting in the "Colleen Bawn," and remember that lady's clear, sweet voice as she sung the "Cruiskeen Lawn," and saw Myles Nacaupleen personated by Mr. Boucicault, where he sings his inimitable song "Charlymount is a purty place in the merry month of July." But enough; you must see Mr. Boucicault act to have any idea of his ability. The subject, however, dearest to Mr. Boucicault's a heart is the desire to elevate the character of the Irish people. Others have striven in their own limited way to stand up for their country, when, at times in these colonies, some persons have had the temerity to assail Ireland and its inhabitants. Not very long since a number of gentlemen left Sydney on a tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland. On the return of these excursionists, several letters appeared, stating what some of these gentlemen saw and what they did not see. But one gentleman wrote in such a manner that he put me in mind of the story of "The Travelled Ass." However, no person noticed him, until he commenced writing about Dublin, and stating "that he did not see any pies in the parlors of the residents of Dublin." This was quite sufficient; immediately I replied to this excursionist, and brought him down with the first shot. Like a true sportsman, I kept the right hand barrel of my gun ready, expecting another excursionist to get on the wing; but since that day, until the present time, I never had any chance to fire into that lot. I read with much pleasure Mr. Boucicault's story of "Cautherin Jack," and his drive from the Punchestown races. I have seen two such characters on the Naas-road. No wonder Mr. Boucicault is full of wit and fun, hailing as he does from Dublin: and while I think of it, now that his story has brought it to my mind, I will relate a story which I have no doubt Mr. Boucicault will remember. During the time Mr. Robert Barton, better Known as "Bob Barton," was leader of the orchestra, Theatre Royal, Dublin, a celebrated Italian violinist was engaged to perform at that theatre. At this particular time the steam packet did not come nearer to Dublin than the Pigeon-house. A few musical celebrities determined to meet this violinist on his arrival, and to give him a warm reception as well as a public dinner. Amongst this lot was a leading genius, William Ellard, eldest son of Andrew Ellard, and one of the most accomplished musicians of his day. In fact, he was the moving spirit in his father's large musical instrument manufactory, 47, lower Sackville-street, Dublin. I think Mr. Boucicault knew him; if not, I know his brother in Queensland did. Well, the steampacket arrived; also the violinist. He was received with a hearty Irish welcome. After dinner a fiddler is heard playing outside the hotel. The foreigner's musical ear catches the sweet tones brought from Barton's violin - for Barton was a magnificent performer. He inquires, "What is that?" Ellard told him, one of those travelling fiddlers: at the same time desired the waiter to bring him into the dining-room. Bob was ushered in, and he made a very humble bow; was asked to have something to drink; and, as the "groceries" had been brought in, Bob chose a tumbler of whisky punch. As soon as he swallowed it, Ellard told him to play something. Bob commenced playing some of his best selections, and the Italian showed great uneasiness; he became deadly pale. Ellard asked what was the matter? He said, "I am very sick, and would wish to go back to London." He was asked why? He stated, "When you have musicians like this begging, what chance have I here?" The poor fellow was completely frightened, and with great difficulty they succeeded in convincing him that Barton was one of their best performers, and that the whole affair was got up for a joke.

Possibly there was not any place in Dublin where such eminent men, both of letters and music, were to be found than at A. Ellard's musical establishment in Sackville-street. And, like Mr. Boucicault, I not only feel proud of being an Irishman, but of belonging to the Ellard family, few of whom are now alive to bear the name; and I would be sorry if a brilliant Irishman like Mr. Dion Boucicault left Sydney without the Irishmen of this city marking their appreciation of his talents in such a manner as they know well how to do. - Yours, &c., TIMOTHY FOGARTY. Sydney, September 5, 1885.

"Marriages", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 November 1885), 1

FOWLER - ELLARD. - October 26, at the Pro-Cathedral, Newcastle, by the Rev. C. Withey, Frank Harry, eldest son of the late Frank Fowler, to Fannie Adele, only daughter of the late Fred. Ellard.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 December 1886), 1

LOGAN. - On the morning of Christmas Day, at Victoria-terrace, Darlinghurst, Maria, relict of the late C. D. Logan, aged 78.

"ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION", New South Wales Government Gazette (31 December 1886), 8852 

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. In the will and codicil of Maria Logan, late of Rialto Terrace, "Woolloomooloo, Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, widow, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof in the New South Wales Government Gazette, application will be made to this Honorable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that probate of the last will and testament of the abovenamed deceased, who departed this life at her residence Rialto Terrace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, on the 25th December, 1886, may be granted to William Robert Logan and William Ellard, the executors in the said will named. - Dated this 29th day of December, A.D. 1886. J. WILLIAMSON, Proctor for the said Executors, Williamson's Chambers, King-street, Sydney. 6s. 6d.

"Deaths", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 December 1893), 1

FOWLER. - December 9 at Prince Alfred Hospital, Frank Harry, tho dearly-beloved eldest son of the late Frank Fowler, aged 36 years. Home papers please copy.

"DEATHS", The Argus (29 December 1900), 1 

ELLARD. On the 28th December at "Rubra" Mont Albert Kate Ellard beloved mother of Mrs. Garnet Walch and John Frederick Mullen, of Kerang, suddenly, of pneumonia.

New South Wales, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages (1902)

ELLARD, William B. - 2849/1902 - [parents' given names] William - Fidelia - [district] Redfern

"DEATH", Evening News (8 February 1902), 4 

ELLARD. - February 4, 1902, at his residence, No. 5 Pitt-street, Redfern, William Barnes Ellard, aged 77 years.

"DEATH OF TIMOTHY FOGARTY", Freeman's Journal (8 February 1902), 23 

Readers of the "Freeman's Journal" will learn with regret that Mr. William Ellard, better known by his nom de plume of "Timothy Fogarty," died at his residence, No. 5 Pitt street, Redfern, on Tuesday afternoon, 4th instant. Though in weak health for a couple of months past, his medical adviser entertained no fears of a fatal termination of his illness. The immediate cause of death was failure of the heart's action, accelerated by a slight accident which he met with while on business in the city during the previous day. Mr. Ellard, who was in his 77th year, had been for 36 years a resident of Sydney. He was a native of Mount Mellick, Queen's County, Ireland, where he was born on January 12, 1825. At one time deceased held a position in the Treasury, Sydney, and subsequently in the Government Statistician's Office. As a writer his name has been long known to readers of the "Freeman's Journal" over the length and breadth of the Continent. Though not a Catholic, the late Mr. Ellard joined the ranks of "Freeman" contributors in the days when this journal was waging a truceless war against the forces of bigotry which had marshalled themselves under the fostering aegis of the late Sir Henry Parkes. In those days of hard-hitting controversy Mr. Ellard was ready both with tongue and pen to enter the lists for Ireland or the Catholic cause, when both were maligned by unprincipled bigots. Frequently the force of his denunciation, coupled with his knowledge of Catholic affairs, led his opponents to believe he was a son of the Church. When unruined by intolerance he was gentleness itself, a part which he preferred to play until duty called him to sterner moods. Country and bush people especially will recall the keen zest with which they read his "Irish Chimney Corner Stories," which he contributed a couple of years ago to the "Freeman" and subsequently issued in book form. A few days before his death he had contributed a letter to the "Freeman's Journal," the last which came from his pen. Thus, as he began, so he ended his literary career with the "Freeman." His name will long be cherished by grateful Irish and Irish-Australian hearts in every part of Australia. Mr. Ellard leaves a widow and a son and daughter. The remains were interred on Wednesday afternoon in the Rookwood cemetery. Messrs. Wood and Company carried out the funeral arrangements.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 November 1905), 4 

ELLARD. - November 12, at her residence, 5 Pitt-street, Redfern, Anna, relict or the late William Ellard, in her 70th year. Funeral this (Tuesday) morning, for Rookwood.

"MARRIAGES", The Argus (17 January 1914), 13

FOWLER - ANDRADE. - On the 6th January, at Armadale, by the Rev. Charles Strong, Frank Harold Gordon Fowler, second son of Mrs. Fannie Fowler, of Wimmera Place, St. Kilda, and the late Frank Fowler, R.A.M.. to Florance Vera Andrade, youngest daughter of William Andrade, of Melbourne.

"DEATHS", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 August 1928), 1

FOWLER. - On the 10th August, at Sydney, Fannie Adele, widow of late Frank H. Fowler, and dearly beloved mother of Noel, Frank, Horace, and Jack Beresford. Golden memories.

"FUNERALS", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 August 1928), 9

FOWLER. - The Friends of Mrs. FANNIE ADELE FOWLER are kindlv notified that her remains were privately interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Northern Suburbs, on SATURDAY, the 11th instant.

"Miss Ethel Adele", The Brisbane Courier (20 August 1928), 12 

There passed away in Sydney early this month Mrs. Fannie Fowler, widow of Frank H. Fowler, R.A.M., who was one of the leading musicians in Brisbane in the eighties. Mr. Fowler was one of the founders and at one time conductor of the Brisbane Liedertafel. Mrs. Fowler, whose stage name was Ethel Adele, will be remembered as an actress in the days when Alice Dunning Lingard, Maggie Knight, Fred. Marshall, J. C. Williamson, and Maggie Moore were in their prime. She appeared with the Lingards in the original production of "Our Boys," and was with Fred. Marshall in "Blow for Blow," "Quilp," and other plays. She was leading lady with the Irish comedian, Grattan Riggs, and played Eily O'Connor in "Colleen Bawn," and the leads in "Arrah Na Pogue," "Shaughran," &c. She also played Ophelia to the Hamlet of a visiting actor, W. H. Leake. On her marriage Mrs. Fowler practically retired from the professional stage, but later she appealed with Mr. Gregan McMahon in a number of plays when he first organised the Melbourne Repertory Theatre. Her last performances were with her son, Mr. J. B. Fowler, in "Man and Superman," "Hedda Gabler," and Louis Esson's Australian play, "Dead Timber." Her death occurred at a private hospital at Chatswood. She was the mother of Messrs. Frank and Horace Fowler, directors of Alfred Lawrence and Co., Ltd., and of J. Beresford Fowler, director of the Little Art Theatre, Melbourne, and Noel Fowler.

General documentation (Australia)

"TRADE AND SHIPPING", The Hobart Town Courier (9 November 1832), 2 

Arrived yesterday the bark Lavinia, 300 tons, Capt. Gray, from Liverpool 10th June, having put into the Cape of Good Hope for refreshment, with an assorted cargo of merchandize. Passengers . . .

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (16 November 1832), 2

Mr. Ellard, of Sackville street, Dublin, whose son has just arrived in the colony, has recently invented a musical instrument which bids fair, from the account we have heard of it, to become popular, and take place in many instances of the long established piano. In shape it resembles the cottage piano, has 4 octaves, but it may embrace 6, and in addition to the power of the piano possesses the quality of a wind instrument, the sound being produced by a series of metallic springs, acted upon by air. In harmony the effect is said to be inconceivably fine, and on trial was so much approved of at the Cape, that Mr. Ellard sold the whole of the instruments which he had brought with him from Dublin in that colony. He expects however a considerable further supply in a few months. It is called the Phisharmonicon [recte Philharmonicon], and is played and fingered exactly in the same way as the piano, but is said to be even superior to that instrument as an accompaniment to the voice. It costs, we learn, about 25 l. and is so permanent that it never requires tuning.

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (10 December 1832), 2

ARRIVALS . . . From Liverpool, the same day [Thursday, 6 December], having left that port on the 10th of June, Cape of Good Hope 21st September, and Hobart Town, the 28th of November, the barque Lavinia, 300 tons, Captain Gray, with a cargo of merchandise. Passengers, Mrs. Dillon, from Dublin, and 2 children; Mr. Crozier, from Dublin; Mr. John Fogan, and Mr. James Fogan, from England; Mr. J. Macdonald, Surgeon, from Scotland; Mr. Francis Ellard, merchant, Mrs. Ellard, and 2 children, from Ireland . . .

"SHIP NEWS: ARRIVALS", The Australian (14 December 1832), 3

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (7 February 1833), 3

Evidently an error, Ellard's initial is given as H

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (31 December 1833), 3

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (24 April 1834), 3

[News], The Sydney Gazette (23 August 1834), 2

"THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT", The Sydney Monitor (3 September 1834), 3

"Mr. Lewis's Concert", The Sydney Monitor (20 December 1834), 2


"TRADE AND SHIPPING", The Hobart Town Courier (7 August 1835), 3

"AUSTRALIAN MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (24 December 1835), 2

[News], The Sydney Monitor (6 January 1836), 3s

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (27 February 1839), 1

"CONCERT", The Colonist (27 February 1839), 2

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette (2 March 1839), 2

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 April 1839), 3

"PRINTING MUSIC", The Sydney Monitor (19 August 1839), 2s

"MUSIC", The Sydney Gazette (17 August 1838), 2

"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (16 August 1839), 1s

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (29 November 1839), 1

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (4 December 1839), 3

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (17 January 1840), 2

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (5 February 1840), 3

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (24 February 1840), 1

"Ship News", The Australian (17 March 1840), 2

"DEPARTURES", The Sydney Herald (2 December 1840), 2 

"THE CLONMEL STEAMSHIP", The Sydney Herald (23 December 1840), 2

"PASSENGERS FROM THE EAST", The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (August 1840), 359 

Per Lady McNaughten from Sydney: . . . Mr. and Mrs. Ellard; Miss Ellard . . .



"MUSIC", The Sydney Gazette (19 March 1842), 3

[News], The Australian (19 March 1842), 2

"MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (5 April 1842), 2

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 November 1842), 2

"NEW MUSIC", The Australian (16 December 1842), 2

"NEW PUBLICATIONS", Australasian Chronicle (17 December 1842), 2

"TO THE EDITOR", Australasian Chronicle (22 December 1842), 2

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 February 1843), 2

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 September 1843), 1

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 May 1844), 4

"MAYOR'S FANCY DRESS BALL", The Australian (23 August 1844), 3

"SYDNEY EXTRACTS", The Courier (15 October 1845), 4

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S CONCERT", The Atlas (20 June 1846), 294

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 June 1846), 1

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (9 December 1846), 1s

[Advertisement], The Melbourne Argus (2 November 1847), 3

[Advertisement], The Melbourne Argus (16 November 1847), 3

"GEELONG", The Melbourne Argus (25 January 1848), 2

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Melbourne Argus (22 February 1848), 2

CLEARED OUT . . . February 21 - Elizabeth Thompson, barque, Betts, master, for Liverpool. Passengers - Mrs. Betts, Mr. F. Ellard, Miss Caroline Smith, T. Emerson, T. Rigby, J. Russell, J. Rigby, C. Deering, R. Prescott, and William Steigenberger.

"SHIPPING", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (5 April 1849), 3 

ARRIVED . . . April 3d . . . The barqne Britannia, 379 tons, Robson, master, from London. Passengers - Messrs Gardner, Allen, Gyde. Ongton, Cramer, Williams, Fish, Wallace, Collyer, Elward [sic] . . .

Links: Wallace is his cousin, Spencer Wellington Wallace

"MUSICAL", South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (7 April 1849), 3 

We understand that by the arrival of the Britannia from London, Mr. Wallace (brother of the celebrated composer of " Maritana," &c.), a gentleman of great musical talent, has arrived. We have heard from persons who know him and are competent to judge, that Mr. Wallace stands at the very height of his profession as a violinist and flutist. He is accompanied by a Mr. F. Ellard, a pianist of great celebrity, and son of Mr. Ellard of the Musical Repository in Sydney. We understand these gentlemen will shortly give a concert, at which we have no doubt the musical world will enjoy a rich treat.

"Mr. Wallace gave a concert . . .", South Australian Register (23 May 1850), 3

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (18 June 1850), 1


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 November 1853), 6 

JUST PUBLISHED . . . Mazurka Brillante, pour le piano, par Frederic Ellard . . . WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE, Music Sellers . . .

"MAZURKA BRILLANTE", Illustrated Sydney News (3 December 1853), 6 

MAZURKA BRILLANTE. - We have received from Messrs. Woolcott and Clarke, a Mazurka Brillante for the pianoforte, by Mr. Frederic Ellard, which is the most elegant composition of its kind we have heard played for a considerable time; it partakes of the style, and is worthy the name of Vincent Wallace, to whom we believe Mr. E. is related. The extension of harmonies in the change from E flat to B major is exceedingly good, but we are afraid it is too difficult for the generality of players, although good musicians will find in it an acquisition to their portfolios.

""CRIMEA", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 April 1855), 3 


"SHIPPING", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 November 1863), 4 

"NEWS OF THE WEEK", The Brisbane Courier (23 July 1864), 5

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1865), 1

"MR. JOHN HILL'S FIRST CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 March 1865), 4

"SOIREE MUSICALE", South Australian Register (16 April 1867), 2

After an absence of between 14 and 15 years, Mr. Frederic Ellard, so well and favourably known in musical circles, reappeared before an Adelaide audience, at White's Rooms on Monday evening, April 15, and met with a warm reception . . . Mr. Ellard was assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Loder, and Mr. R. B. White, in addition to whom his daughter afforded material help in a piece allotted to her . . .

[News], South Australian Weekly Chronicle (20 April 1867), 2s

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 October 1869), 8


"Dramatic and Musical Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (17 June 1871), 24

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", South Australian Register (25 December 1872), 4

[Advertisement], The Argus (10 April 1874), 3

"TOPICS OF THE DAY", The South Australian Advertiser (9 January 1875), 2

"THE BOOKWORM CORNER", Freeman's Journal (6 January 1910), 27 

In "Australian Heart Songs and Sonnets," by Annie B. Ellard (Marchant and and Co., Sydney), we have found a volume of graceful, if not very great, poesy. It is distinctly Australian, conveys a lesson at every line, and - a fact which will interest many "Freeman" readers - the poet is a daughter of the late Mr. William Ellard, who wrote many a patriotic epistle to our readers over the pen-name of "Timothy Fogarty." We wish his daughter's volume success for this as well as its own abundant merits.

? "FIFTY YEARS AGO", The Courier-Mail (7 December 1937), 12

Musical works and editions (William Ellard; Ellard and Son, Dublin, 1835; published in Australia by Francis Ellard, December 1835)

In 1835 (or perhaps even slightly earlier, in late 1834), Francis Ellard arranged for the following two pieces of sheet music to be engraved and printed in Dublin, reportedly by his father Andrew Ellard, but specifically for sale in Australia. His elder brother William Ellard's name appears on the quadrilles, as arranger (no printer or publisher's name is separately given), but no copy of the song has survived.

The much admired Australian quadrilles . . . by Wm. Ellard (Dublin: Ellard, n.d. [1835])

The much admired Australian quadrilles

The much admired Australian quadrilles, containing La Sydney, La Wooloomooloo, La Illawarra, La Bong-Bong, and La Engehurst, dedicated by permission to Miss Hely of Engehurst, selected from the newest and most celebrated operas, and arranged for the piano forte or harp by Wm. Ellard

(Dublin: [Ellard and Son], n.d. [1835]) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

checklist1831-1840.php#1835-12-10 Australian quadrilles (CHECKLIST ENTRY)

Copy at University of Newcastle library, in Glennie family album, with titlepage, not digitised (CATALOGUE RECORD)

Copy at State Library of New South Wales, lacks titlepage, digitised (DIGITISED music page 1)

Photocopy of University of Newcastle exemplar, with titlepage, at National Library of Australia, digitised (image above) (DIGITISED)

The image on the titlepage was copied from an engraving made and published in London in 1833, by S. G. Hughes, from an original drawing by the artist Charles Rodius (who was also active as tenor vocalist in Sydney concerts in 1836 and 1837) (DIGITISED)

Compare the images, too, with a later Sydney edition (1838) with details altered, including several added ships, most notably a small steamboat (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

The Australian quadrilles, arranged for wind band and percussion by John Antill: 1 La Sydney, 2 La Wooloomooloo, 3 La Illawarra, 4 La Bong Bong, 5 La Engehurst ("The girl I left behind me"), Royal Military College Duntroon Band, conducted by Major Geoff Grey (ABC 2012 live) (STREAMED SOUND)

La Sydney (The Australian quadrilles no. 1), arranged and orchestrated by Richard Divall; State Orchestra of Victoria, Richard Divall, cond.; ABC Classics 2001 (STREAMED)

The parting

The parting, a ballad, composed by a young lady, the words by F. A. H

([Dublin: Ellard and Son, 1835])


The author is Frederick Augustus Hely, and the composer most likely his eldest daughter Mary Hely (later Mrs. Gother Mann)


"AUSTRALIAN MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (24 December 1835), 2

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC.- We have received from Mr. Ellard, the music-seller of Huntter-street, copies of some Colonial music, harmonised in Sydney, and printed by Mr. Ellard's father, Dublin. The music consists of a Ballad entitled "The Parting, composed by a young lady, the words by F. A. H." - the initials of whom are easily recognisable as those of a gentleman in the Colony, whose production, both music and poetry are said to be. The ballad is in an appropriate and pretty key (flats), and its melody and arrangement display a pleasing simplicity of style, without much originality. The rest of the sheets contain a new set of Australian Quadrilles, under the names of "La Sydney, La Woolloomoolloo, L'Illawarra, La Bong Bong, and L'Engehurst," the airs of which are taken from some of the new Operas, and arranged in easy keys for the benefit of young pianists.

Published works (Frederick Ellard)

All extant prints in the Australian bibliographic record (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Woodland call (? c.1842)

Woodland call, arranged by Fred[eric]k Ellard, in

The child's friend, a series of familiar melodies written expressly to lessen the difficulties and to facilitate the progress of the young pupil, the smallest hand may perform them through without omission of notes

(Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d. [1842?])

Copy at State Library of New South Wales, Q780.4/Mu4 [not yet in electronic catalogue], not digitised

Photocopy of SLNSW copy, National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED) 

Based upon The woodland call, ballad, adapted to a popular air sung by Mrs Keeley at the Theatre Royal Adelphi in the romance of Jack Sheppard, composed by G. Herbert Rodwell (original edition by D'Almaine, London, n.d. [Jack Shepherd opened in November 1839, so probably no later than early 1840]; Czerny also arranged it as a piano solo, in La jeunesse musicale, op. 635 no. 7, also published by D'Almaine;

See Ellard edition: The woodland call, ballad, adapted to a popular air sung by Mrs Keeley at the Theatre Royal Adelphi in the romance of Jack Sheppard, composed by G. Herbert Rodwell (Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d.) (DIGITISED)

And see also the much simpler piano arrangement, later published in Sydney by George Hudson (DIGITISED)


Swisse air with variations for the piano forte by Fredrick Ellard, op. 1 (Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d. [1842])

Swisse air with variations (1842)

Swisse air with variations for the piano forte by Fredrick Ellard, op. 1

(Sydney: Published at F. Ellard's Music Saloon, George Street, [John] Carmichael, sc., n.d. [1842]) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Copy at State Library of New South Wales; Q780.4/Mu4 [not yet in electronic catalogue], not digitised

Photocopy of SLNSW copy at National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED)

Based on the popular arrangement the song; see Francis Ellard's own edition, based on the London edition print based on the London edition:

'Twere vain to tell thee all I feel, Der Abschied, a celebrated Swiss air, as sung by Madame Stockhausen, and also by Madame Vestris, the words by J. Augustine Wade, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano forte or harp dedicated to Mlle. Thadea de Zeltner, by F. Stockhausen

(Sydney: F. Ellard, n.d.), copy at National Library of Australia, cover inscribed With F[rancis] Ellard's compliments to William Woolcott" (DIGITISED)


The Sydney Corporation quadrilles (1842)

The Sydney Corporation quadrilles, dedicated by permission to Mrs. John Hosking, composed by Fredrick Ellard

(Sydney: Published by F[rancis] Ellard, music seller, George Street, [John] Carmichael sc[ulpsit], n.d. [1842]) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Copy at the National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)


The Great Britain polka (1852)

The Great Britain polka composed by Frederic Ellard, in commemoration of the first arrival of the Great Britain steam ship in the harbour of Port Jackson; and most respectfully dedicated to Captain and Mrs. Mathews, by the publishers

(Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, n.d. [27 November 1852])

On cover, engraving by Walter G. Mason, after a drawing by Frederick Garling; first page of music [1]: The Great Britain Polka composed by Fredric Ellard; engraved by F[rancis] Ellard, Sydney (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Copy at the National Library of Australia, cover inscribed "[name of recipient, cropped] The Author's Best Regards"; digitised (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

First advertised 25 November 1852, for day of publication 27 November 1852; "second edition" advertised 4 December 1852; "third edition" advertised 22 December 1852

See also "The GREAT BRITAIN polka", Australian National Maritime Museum 


Mazurka brillante (1853)

Mazurka brillante pour le piano, par Frederic Ellard

([Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853])


Advertised "just published", 5 November 1853; reviewed, 3 December 1853


Oh merciful God (1853)

Oh merciful God, an anthem, being the third collect for Good Friday composed expressly for two sopranos, tenor and bass, with an accompaniment for the organ or pianoforte, by Frederick Ellard

([Sydney: W. J. Johnson and Co., 1853], sold in aid of the fund for erecting St. Phillip's Church, Sydney)

Advertised 17 December 1853



The Australian bird waltz (1854)

The Australian bird waltz composed by Frederick Ellard

(Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, n.d. [1854])

First issued in deluxe binding in The Australian presentation album for 1854 (first advertised 1 April 1854), and sheet music also sold separately

Copy at the National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

The Australian bird waltz, arranged and orchestrated by Richard Divall; State Orchestra of Victoria, Richard Divall, cond.; ABC Classics 2001 (STREAMED)


La Hayes' quadrilles (1855)

La Hayes' quadrilles

(Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, n.d [1855])

First issued in The Australian presentation album for 1855 (first advertised 4 January 1855), attributed to "Ellard" on album titlepage, and and headed "La Hayes Qaudrilles, F. Ellard" on first page of music [2]

Copy in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855, at the National Library of Australia, digitised 

Another copy in The Australian Presentation Album for 1855, at the National Library of Australia, digitised 


Volunteer march, polka and galop (1855)

Volunteer march, polka & galop

(Sydney: Woolcott and Clarke, n.d. [1855])

First issued in The Australian presentation album for 1855 (first advertised 4 January 1855), attributed to "Ellard" on album titlepage, no attribution on sheet

In copy of Australian presentation album for 1855, at National Library of Australia, digitised (whole album) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

In another copy of Australian presentation album for 1855, at National Library of Australia, digitised (whole album) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

Sheet issued separately, copy at National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED)


Crimea (1855)

Crimea: Alma, Inkermann, Balaklava; a music composition written in honour of our brave defenders in the Crimea, by an old soldier, composed by Frederic Ellard and dedicated by him to the Sydney Philharmonic Society; presented to the Committee to be sold in aid of the patriotic fund for the widows and oprhans

(Sydney: H. Marsh and Co., n.d. [1855])

First performed Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, 28 April 1855, Sydney Philharmonic Society; publication first announced 14 May 1855

Copy at National Library of Australia, in Owner bound album of Australian sheet music ("Sydney, N. S. Wales"), c.early 1860s (album record) (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)


Morceau de salon sur Lucréce (1857)

Morceau de salon, Lucrezia [cover]

Morceau de salon sur Lucréce composé par Frederic Ellard, Dedié à Madmoiselle Marie Sentis [first page]

(Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 18570, in the Australian Album 1857 and sold separately

Copy, in Australian album 1857, at National Library of Australia, digitised (album record) (DIGITISED)


I'm listening for thy voice love (1863)

I'm listening for thy voice love (serenade), words by Charles D. O'Connell, composed & dedicated to his friend Mr. Henry Squires by Frederick Ellard

(Sydney: Wilkie, Elvy & Co, n.d. [1863])

Copy at National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED)

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 May 1863), 7 


Yelverton Hall (1865)

Yelverton Hall (ballad) ([? Sydney: ?, 1865])


"MUSIC AND DRAMA", The Sydney Morning Herald (18 February 1865), 8 

... In musical publications there has been little doing beyond a couple of adaptions of the "Nervous cures" for dance - one by Mr. M. Younger, and the other by J. R., - the latter published by Elvy and Co. A very pretty ballad, the words selected from a poem published in the Month, some years ago, entitled "Yelverton Hall," has been composed by Mr. Frederic Ellard, the accomplished pianist, and is now in course of publication. The air is exceedingly melodious, with a very chaste flowing accompaniment ...


The Galatea polka (1867)

The Galatea polka brillante composed by Frederic Ellard, humbly inscribed to his royal highess the duke of Edinburgh

(Adelaide: G. H. Egremont Gee, 1867) (work record)

Copy at National Library of Australia (DIGITISED) (DIGITISED)

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (4 October 1867), 1 


Fairer the heads (1870)

Fairer the heads ("new quintette; Dediée a Milady Edith Ferguson")

([Adelaide: Marshall and Woodman, 1870])


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (19 April 1870), 7

Now Published, MR. FREDERIC ELLARD'S NEW QUINTETTE, "FAIRER THE HEADS." Dediée á Milady Edith Ferguson. Marshall and Woodman: 3s. 6d.


Dieu sauve la France! (1871)

Dieu sauve la France!, invocation et priere pour soprano et choeur paroles par Monsieur Tocchi, composé par Frederic Ellard; sold for the benefit of the French Relief Fund Bazaar

(Adelaide: Penman & Galbraith, lith., n.d. [1871]) 

Copy at State Library of New South Wales (DIGITISED)

Photocopy of the above at National Library of Australia (DIGITISED)

"NEW MUSIC", South Australian Register (1 September 1871), 5 

NEW MUSIC - We have to acknowledge the receipt of a song and chorus entitled "Dieu Sauve la France," written by Mons. Tocchi, composed by Mr. Frederic Ellard, and lithographed by Penman & Galbraith. There is nothing very special in the poetry. The melody is elegant and expressive. The lithography is rather below par, and contains numerous errors. Possibly the copy sent to us is a first proof, but anyhow it requires many corrections.

Musical editions (Francis Ellard)

For a complete listing of Francis Ellard's extant or otherwise documented musical editions:


Francis Ellard published his first locally engraved and printed Sydney editions in August 1839:

The Lancers' quadrilles; containing Les graces, La Dorset, Lodoiska, La native, Les Lanciers, as danced at Almack's, London, to which is added a new waltz by Sigr. Spagnoletti, and the stop waltz (Sydney: published at F. Ellard's music saloon, George St., n.d. [August 1839])

Copy at National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED)

We have lived & loved together, a ballad; sung by Madame Malibran de Beriot at the Nobility's Concerts, composed by H. Herz (Sydney: published at F. Ellard's music saloon, George Street, n.d. [August 1839])

Foot of cover: "John Carmichael, Sc[ulpsit]"

Copy at National Library of Australia, digitised (DIGITISED)

"New Music", Australasian Chronicle (16 August 1839), 1 

No. 1. THE LANCERS' QUADRILLES, to which are added, a New Waltz, by Spagnoletti, and the Stop Waltz. F. Ellard, George-street, Sydney. - No. 2. WE HAVE LIVED AND LOVED TOGETHER, a Ballad, by Henri Herz. F. Ellard.

The growing taste for the fine arts so clearly observable in this colony, we look upon as one of its most auspicious features. Of these sisters, at once the offspring and the nurses of civilization, none exerts an influence so general and so beneficial as music, and none seems to be so much cultivated among us, or so well understood. A knowledge of this widely diffused taste for music, could alone warrant Mr. Ellard in entering upon an enterprise so expensive as that of publishing music at a distance, so immense, from the general mart. He, no doubt, sees his way, and sincerely do we hope, that present success will encourage him to future efforts. No. 1 is a complete "Book" in technical phrase. Its contents are well known, but we ought to say this much of Mr. Ellard's edition, that it is neatly printed in a bold legible note, and as far as we have had time to examine it, correct. No. 2 is beautiful, both as to the words and music. Let those beginners who are not acquainted with it, not be alarmed at the name of Herz. The ballad is within the compass of any voice, and the accompaniment is within the power of any player. In both these works, the merit of Mr. Ellard consists in his enterprise, and in the manner in which they are executed, which is a credit both to him and to the Colony.

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (16 August 1839), 2 

We acknowledge the receipt from Mr. Ellard, of some music printed in the Colony, which is very creditable, in respect to execution, to the printer and publisher. We have on our table the "Lancer's Quadrilles," and that pretty ballad "We have lived and loved together," printed in a style nearly equal to anytliiug of this kind in England.

"MUSIC", Commercial Journal and Advertiser (17 August 1839), 2 

We beg to acknowledge the receipt of two pieces of Music from the publisher, Mr. Ellard, of George-street - ; "We've liv'd and lov'd together," and the "Lancers' Quadrilles." They are the first correctly printed musical productions that have been got up in the Colony, and reflect credit, not only to the publisher for his enterprise, but to the printer for the neat and correct manner in which he has performed his handy work.

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (17 August 1839), 2 

Mr. Ellard, of George-street, has just published some music, which has been printed in the colony. Its appearance is very creditable, and nearly equal to much of that published in England. Among the pieces are, the "Lancers' Quadrilles," and the ballad, "We have lived and loved together." We beg to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of each from Mr. Ellard.

Thereafter, Ellard almost never advertised the first appearance of local editions of imported titles, and so it is virtually impossible to date many those bearing his imprint. Most of his editions of new Australian works were however reviewed, and so can be dated reliably.

For extant copies of printed editions published by Francis Ellard, and other later editions by other publishers (Woolcott and Clarke, George Hudson, &) using his original plates, or newly engraved by him, see: (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

Ellard also sometimes sold manuscript copies of print titles (presumably when his stock was reduced to a single copy), as see for instance in the Dowling Songbook (music collection, Rouse Hill Farm, Sydney Living Musuems) 

Francis Ellard's stamp also appears on some extant copies of imported editions sold by him; he appears to have used the same stamp from was early as late 1836 or early 1837, as see, printed in Mary Pye's bound album: 

Musical sources (Andrew Ellard)

Come to me, a serenade, by W. Wallace (Dublin: Ellard and Son, Sackville-street, [1832])


On my own country: a popular national song, the words & music from the German with symphonies & accompaniments by Willm. Wallace) (Dublin: A. Ellard, n.d. [? c.1832])

Copy at National Library of Ireland (CATALOGUE RECORD ONLY)

Vedrai carino, from Mozarts celebrated opera Il don Giovanni, arranged as a rondo for the piano forte by L. Devereaux (London: Mayhew & Co. . . . & at Ellard's, 27, Sackville Street, Dublin, n.d.)

Copy at Digital Commons @ Connecticut College (DIGITISED)

A selection of continental airs, arranged in a familiar style for the piano forte, nos. 1 & 3 (Dublin: A. Ellards Military Music Saloon, n.d.)


Flute, 7 keyed, boxwood, ivory & brass (Andrew Ellard, Dublin, n.d.)


The Glasgow quadrille, intended expressly for the use of pupils attending the academies of Messrs Lonie & Thomson, being the ninth set of a series of quadrilles composed and arranged for the piano-forte &​harp by James Thomson (Glasgow: Geo. Melville, n.d.)

Copy at National Library of Australia, front cover/titlepage, top centre, embossed with A. ELLARD's Sydney stamp (image above) (DIGITISED)

Other sources (Annie Ellard)

Annie B. Ellard, Australian heart songs and sonnets (Sydney: Marchant & Co., 1909) (DIGITISED)

Bibliography and resources

Kidson 1900, 207 (DIGITISED)

Ellard. A music seller at the "Music Saloon, 27, Lower Sackville Street. He published some little sheet music and was the Dublin agent in 1818-19 for the London firm of Phillips & Mayhew, 17, Old Bond Street.

There is evidently still some confusion over whether Andrew Ellard had any business connection with John Bernard Logier (see Lasocki and Boydell and Ferris below). Logier's music saloon until 1818 ran from his apartments at 27 Lower Sackville Street, which were then taken over, until 1821, by his daughter and son-in-law, Edmund and Louisa Allen. Ellard was certainly advertising from the same address by 1823. When Logier returned to Ireland in 1828, he opened a new music saloon and academy at 46 Upper Sackville Street. By June 1832, if not earlier (Boydell and Ferris say from as early as 1822), Ellard's music saloon was at 47 Lower Sackville Street.

Hall 1951-54

Covell 1967

Neidorf 1999

"The Ellard family and its contribution to music in 19th century Sydney", in Graeme R. Rushworth, A supplement to historic organs of New South Wales: the instruments, their makers and players 1791-1940 (Camberwell: Organ Historical Trust, 2006), 15-21 

David Lasocki, "New light on the early history of the keyed bugle part 1: the Astor advertisement and Collins v. Green", Historic Brass Society Journal 21 (2009), 43 (DIGITISED)

[41] The London music dealer John Green [Logier's London publisher] claimed that the German-born bandleader, composer, music dealer, music teacher, theorist, and inventor Johann Bernard Logier, resident in Dublin, together with clarinetist Thomas Willman, put holes in a bugle in a manner similar to Haliday, more than a year before his patent . . . [43] A formerly surviving six-keyed instrument bore the maker's inscription: "Royal Patent Kent Bugle Manufd Exclusively by I. B. Logier, Dublin (number) Halliday Inventor." Similar inscriptions, with the misspelling of Haliday's name, are found on instruments by Pace, Key, Maxwell Holles (who employed Green as his London agent in 1817-19), and another Irish maker named P. Turton, suggesting connections with Logier; Ellard, who took over Logier's music shop, also used a similar inscription.

Lamb 2012

5, 10, 12, 15, 21, 96, 108

Skinner 2011

119-28, 130, 132, 135, 261-67, 450, 454, 470, 478, 488, 494, 495, 496, 499, 508, 511, 523, 569, 572, 575, 579 (DIGITISED)

Barra Boydell and Catherine Ferris (eds.), "Ellard, Andrew", DMT: Dublin Music Trade (ONLINE)

Includes fuller bibliography on Dublin business

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